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With the passing of Ray Kirrane and Johnny Riddell the Roscommon and District League lost two of its best known and loved people in the course of a week. Both Johnnie and Ray played a big part in the success of the League particularly during its early years. Ray Kirrane started playing in goals for his native and forever loved Castlerea Celtic back in the sixties before the formation of the Roscommon and District League. He played a big part in the formation of the very successful Roscommon and District league in 1970 and was a Referee, Chairman, Committee Member and President in the intervening years. He had an absolute love affair with the game and was one of the great characters of the game and was known and loved by people from all over the Country. Very seldom does a group of footballing people meet in Roscommon East Galway area without Ray Kirrane’s name being mentioned.Johnny Riddell and Ray Kirrane were really close friends and many the hours they spent chatting together with a love of the game and the Roscommon and District League a common bond.As a young man Johnnie played for Ballinasloe Town but it was as a Referee he was known all over Connacht. He was a top class Referee in the Roscommon and District League for over thirty years. His common sense approach made him a first choice Referee all over the province. His warm personality endeared him to everyone and when you met Johnnie in his native Ballinasloe time seemed to fly as all the recent games and incidents were discussed.Rather unusually Johnny never drove a car but his patient wife Betty drove him to all the games and she was as well known and loved as Johnny.The Roscommon and District League would like to extend their sympathy to the Kirrane and Riddell family.To Ray’s wife Mary and their sons and extended family we extend our deepest sympathy. To Betty Riddell and their Sons, Daughters and extended family we also extend our deepest sympathy.Heaven will never be the same again.May they rest in peaceprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Chairman of the PNGRFL, Sandis Tsaka said it will be working closely with the PNG NRL to bring those involved to answer for what he described as ‘unruly and disgraceful behaviour.’“Rugby league as a sport like all other sports is bigger than any one individual. The incident that happened is deplorable and disgusting to say the least.“The actions of a very few whom every spectator and fan had their eyes on ignited this unnecessary violence,” said Tsaka.He added those individuals involved will be prosecuted.“They (PNG NRL) have their judicial processes to address this issue. We will allow them to do that. I am also contemplating convening an independent PNGRFL judiciary meeting today or tomorrow to address this issue.“I have asked for the video footage of the match and the events that followed and reports from the referees and managements of both teams so we can get to the bottom of this.“The incident has spread around the globe and I hate to think what our rugby league friends abroad are saying now because of the inappropriate and disgraceful actions of a few.“I apologise to every Papua New Guinean who follow the greatest game of all, our partners and stakeholders in particular for this very nasty incident,” said Tsaka.
Glebe Builders have the following positions available for work in the Ballybofey/Letterkenny area and are seeking experienced individuals to join their professional, hard-working and dynamic team.1. Site Manager / Foreman2. General Operator3. Teleporter DriverSite Manager Responsibilities and duties will include:-• Overseeing construction operations on a day-to-day basis;• Ensuring that work is done safely, on time and to the right quality standards;• Monitoring progress, overseeing delivery of materials and carrying out safety checks;• Dealing with any problems which could hold up work as they arise;• Liaising closely with the Project Manager and members of their site team at all times;• Liaising closely with architects, engineers, surveyors and planners;• Ensuring work complies with building regulations and health and safety legislation as well as other legal requirements;• Updating and reporting back regularly on progressRequirements:-• Minimum of 8 years relevant experience;• A solid track record of managerial experience within the construction industry required;• Excellent communication, organisation & time management skills are essential;• Proven track record of working to strict timescales;• Good understanding of current Health & Safety legislation is required General Operator & Teleporter DriverMust have experience, good attention to detail, ability to handle products with care. Must be hard-working, trustworthy and reliable and have excellent communication skills. Must have the ability to work as part of a team as well as working and on your own initiative.Requirements include:-• Safe Pass & Manual Handling;• CSCS Tickets for Teleporter;• Full Clean Driver’s LicenceTo apply for any of the above positions, please email a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 21st May 2018. Job Vacancies: Leading Donegal building company require staff for various roles was last modified: May 11th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Townglebe buildersjobsVacancies
Take a look at the record Champions League goal scorer for each of the 2017-18 participants in Europe’s premier club competition.Only goals scored from the Champions League group stage onwards included (ie. no goals from qualifying rounds).And only goals scored from the inaugural Champions League season (1992-93) onwards have been counted. 31 31 31 17. Benfica’s top Champions League goal scorer is Oscar Cardozo with 11 goals 31 31 10. Shakhtar Donetsk’s top Champions League goal scorer is Luiz Adriano with 20 goals Joint 31. Qarabag and Leipzig have yet to score a Champions League goal – click right to count down to number one – At time of writing. Correct up to and including games played on 12 September 2017. 31 Joint 27. APOEL’s top Champions League goal scorer is Gustavo Manduca with four goals 31 Joint 27. Tottenham’s top Champions League goal scorers are Peter Crouch and Gareth Bale, with four goals apiece 7. Manchester City’s top Champions League goal scorer is Sergio Aguero with 25 goals Joint 19. Sevilla’s top Champions League goal scorer is Luis Fabiano with eight goals Joint 27. Besiktas’ top Champions League goal scorer is Oktay Derelioglu with four goals 14. Atletico Madrid’s top Champions League goal scorer is Antoine Griezmann with 15 goals 31 6. Chelsea’s top Champions League goal scorer is Didier Drogba with 36 goals 31 31 18. Monaco’s top Champions League goal scorer is Fernando Morientes with nine goals Joint 19. Spartak Moscow’s top Champions League goal scorer is Andrei Tikhonov with eight goals 31 31 Joint 21. Basel’s top Champions League goal scorer is Alex Frei with seven goals 31 31 1. Barcelona’s top Champions League goal scorer is Lionel Messi with 96 goals Joint 12. Borussia Dortmund’s top Champions League goal scorer is Robert Lewandowski with 17 goals 31 Joint 23. Celtic’s top Champions League goal scorer is Chris Sutton with six goals 31 Joint 25. Napoli’s top Champions League goal scorer is Dries Mertens with five goals 3. Juventus’s top Champions League goal scorer is Alessandro Del Piero with 42 goals 9. Liverpool’s top Champions League goal scorer is Steven Gerrard with 21 goals Joint 15. Olympiakos’ top Champions League goal scorer is Konstantinos Mitroglou with 13 goals 11. Porto’s top Champions League goal scorer is Mario Jardel with 19 goals Joint 12. Roma’s top Champions League goal scorer is Francesco Totti with 17 goals 5. Manchester United’s top Champions League goal scorer is Ruud van Nistelrooy with 38 goals Joint 25. Anderlecht’s top Champions League goal scorer is Tomasz Radzinski with five goals 31 31 30. Maribor’s top Champions League goal scorer is Luka Zahovic with one goal – A tally shared with Damjan Bohar and Agim Ibraimi. 31 31 8. Paris Saint-Germain’s top Champions League goal scorer is Edinson Cavani with 22 goals 31 Joint 23. Sporting’s top Champions League goal scorer is Liedson with six goals 31 31 31 31 31 31 4. Bayern Munich’s top Champions League goal scorer is Thomas Muller with 39 goals Joint 21. Feyenoord’s top Champions League goal scorer is Jon Dahl Tomasson with seven goals 31 31 31 31 2. Real Madrid’s top Champions League goal scorer is Cristiano Ronaldo with 90 goals Joint 15. CSKA Moscow’s top Champions League goal scorer is Seydou Doumbia with 13 goals
OISIN MCCOLGAN insists there is no question about a waning hunger at Cockhill Celtic.Cockhill have won the Ulster Senior League title in each of the last seven seasons and were only denied a seventh successive League and League Cup by Letterkenny Rovers in last season’s Cup final.Defender McColgan and his team-mates have faced familiar questions about their desire to keep on going. “The hunger is there all the time. It never goes away,” McColgan said.“Every year, people ask how we find the hunger. Those six, seven, eight players there very year who keep pushing on. Young boys are coming in challenging. The hunger is still there.“Gavin, Derek and the management are pushing us on as well. It’s in the club. It’s just there and it’s something that doesn’t go away too handy. Everyone wants to win and win trophies. It won’t go away when that’s still there.”Cockhill welcome Bonagee United to the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds this Sunday for a crunch clash in the Donegal News USL League Cup, with both sides having had 1-1 draws against Derry City in their opening matches meaning that It’s all to play for in Inishowen. Cockhill might have lost the likes of Gerry Gill and Gerard McLaughlin, but the addition of players such as Adam Duffy, Stephen Duffy and Cathal Farren have strengthened the ranks again.McColgan said: “Pre-season went well. We have a few new signings and they’re building well in the squad.”Player-manager Gavin Cullen has kept Cockhill’s wining habit going since he succeeded Donal O’Brien in the hot seat.And McColgan believes Cullen will maintain those standards.He said: “Gavin is good like that. He’s good working with players. Players respect him very quickly. He’s easy to work with. If you work hard, he’ll work well by you. It’s all good so far. “He encourages players to push on. Boys know that Gavin will help them to push on, if they want to go to the next level.“You couldn’t play under a better man if you want to get to the next level.”Next month, the 2019/20 Intermediate Cup will kick off and Cockhill still have an itch to scratch in that competition.McColgan said: “We’ve fallen at a few hurdles in the intermediate. It’s an aim every year to push on in the national level to further stages. We’ve slipped up and been a bit unlucky at times. We just haven’t seen out games at other times, but it is an ambition to give it a rattle.” FIXTUREDonegal News USL League CupSunday, September 22, 2pm Advertisement Cockhill Celtic v Bonagee UnitedMcColgan says Cockhill’s hunger still burns bright was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2019/20 Ulster Senior LeagueBONAGEE UNITEDCockhill CelticOisin McColganUlster Senior League
Chelsea are beginning to hit their straps under new manager Frank Lamard having had three straight wins in all competitions and they could extend that run on Sunday.The Blues face Southampton at St Mary’s following their midweek 2-1 win over Lille in the Champions League. Getty Images – Getty What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship statement Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network this Saturday, including Brighton vs Tottenham (12:30pm) How Southampton could line-up against Chelsea on target 3 stalemate For Southampton, Cedric Soares got injured in the warm-up before their defeat to Tottenham and is unlikely to be back for the match on Sunday.Moussa Djenepo has missed the Saints’ last three games and looks set to miss the match at the St Mary’s too, which will be a blow to manager Ralph Hassenhuttl.How Southampton could line-up against Chelsea Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman How Chelsea could line-up against Southampton appointed Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more latest 3 Mount may be used in an attacking three alongside Tammy Abraham, who has scored seven goals in the Premier League, and Willian.Kante was able to play the full 90 minutes against Lille and it will be hoped he can start again on Sunday.In his pre-match press conference, Lampard said: “In terms of the injury he is fine. That is just a call that I am going to have to make.”Emerson is not expected to be back until after the international break and Andreas Christensen is likely to return to the side in place of Kurt Zouma.How Chelsea could look against Southampton targets Buildlineup.com Lampard has been buoyed by the return of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James from injury over the past fortnight but may not be risked with a full 90 minutes in the Premier League.The Chelsea manager has plenty of selection headaches all over the pitch as they seem to be hitting their stride.Mason Mount was used in a deeper role against Brighton but with Kante back he is likely to be pushed further forward.Christian Pulisic is still struggling to impress since joining the club while Callum Hudson-Odoi continues to push for a place in the starting XI. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ rookie error Buildlineup.com Kante started for Chelsea against Lille BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti
Glasgow’s hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games failed to make Scots more active, a major new report on the impact of the event has concluded. The final evaluation report into the tournament found benefits for both Scotland and the city, saying between 2007 and 2014 the preparation for and delivery of the Commonwealth Games contributed £740m to the economy and was worth £390m to Glasgow. The £540 million sporting event also supported an estimated average of 2,100 jobs per year across Scotland over the period, peaking in 2014. There has also been “very considerable success” in attracting other major sporting events to both Glasgow and Scotland thanks to investment associated with the Games. The GoWell East study, which tracked the lives of people in the Games area between 2012 and 2016, found levels of activity fell over time, with just over half (53%) of people physically active at the recommended levels in 2016, compared to 62% in the 2012 survey. Meanwhile a small scale study of long-term residents in the Dalmarnock area found that while people saw the flagship Emirates Arena as a “positive landmark and an attraction for their neighbourhood” few had actually visited the facility, partly because of perceived high costs. In addition, the GoWell East research found a “large drop” in volunteering, with 8% having provided unpaid help over the last 12 months in 2016, compared to 24% at the start of the survey and the 18% recorded nationally across Scotland in 2015. Employment had increased, but this was “at a rate of improvement comparable with changes seen at city and national levels”, the report said. More than half (54%) of people in the research area, covering Bridgeton, Calton, Camlachie, Dalmarnock, Gallowgate and Parkhead, were in work in 2016, up from 48% in 2012.The employment level was lower than the 66% recorded across Glasgow, and well below the 73% Scottish average.Neighbourhood satisfaction increased, with 83% of people happy their area was a good place to live in 2016, up from 70% in 2012.Cleanliness remained an issue, with nearly two thirds of people reporting rubbish or litter lying around as a slight (41%) or serious problem (23%). While 41% of respondents in 2016 felt the Games had had a positive impact on their families, this was lower than the 56% who said they expected a positive impact back in 2012.The report said that although there had been “substantial and welcome improvements in many housing and regeneration outcomes in the GoWell East study area” in some areas there had been “less encouraging results”.This, it said, raised the question “about the extent to which event-led regeneration, or indeed any regeneration programme, can realistically be expected to change some behaviours fundamentally, particularly given recent experiences of welfare reform and the relatively poor health of those living in the area”.Sport Minister Aileen Campbell said: “Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games was the largest sporting and cultural event ever held in Scotland and was declared the best games ever.“The event has been recognised internationally as an example of strong leadership, planning and partnerships. It has changed the lives of thousands of people. “What is clear from today’s report is that this incredible fortnight has had a lasting impact on Scotland and created a legacy that will bring social, cultural and economic benefits for years to come.“The experience has also put Scotland and Glasgow in a great position to host major events, such as developing and co-hosting the new 2018 European Championships with Berlin this summer.” By the end of 2017, Games venues had been booked to host 57 events of UK or international standing, with a further eight events held in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth sports but which took place in other venues. The report, published the day before the 2018 Commonwealth Games opens on Australia’s Gold Coast, said: “The infrastructure has been a huge asset for Glasgow and Scotland. “The aspiration to attract international and national events of high calibre has clearly been met.” But it also stated that overall Glasgow 2014 “has not resulted in a step change in population levels of physical activity in Scotland”.
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — A week after winning the floor exercise at the Great Northern Conference Meet, Marshfield freshman Emma Haugen thought maybe that event would be her best chance at earning a spot at state.However, it was the first event of the sectional, the vault, where Haugen excelled.Haugen had a score of 9.1 to end up in a three-way tie for third place in the vault at the Division 1 Eau Claire Memorial Sectional on Feb. 27 and qualified for the 2016 WIAA State Gymnastics Championships at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School on Saturday.Haugen’s score was her season-best in the event, and what a spot to do it.“In the background (during warm-ups) I was just having fun, dancing around. I wasn’t too worried, just having fun,” Haugen said of the sectional vault competition. “The first one I got a 9, and I was pretty happy with that one, and the second one the coaches were screaming, so I was like, ‘I guess that one was better.’ I had a 9 and a 9.2, so it averaged to a 9.1, and that was beating my highest score I’d ever had on the vault.“I was kind of surprised because I stuck the landing and thought, ‘That was really good.’ I saw the score, and I was really happy.”Haugen ended up seventh in the floor with a respectable 9.025, missing out on a spot at state in that event by just 0.175 points. She also took ninth in the all-around scoring, less than a point out of the top-five finish needed to qualify for state.“I think the vault being the first event, I had most of my energy,” Haugen said. “The floor, I thought I was pretty good, but some of the passes I didn’t stick as well as at conference.”Haugen’s success at conference was a big boost for her, first-year Marshfield coach Allie Dryer said.“Emma had one of her best meets of the season at sectionals, and that was amazing because freshmen often lose it at sectionals because they are so nervous,” Dryer said. “Emma was (able to) stay really calm and hit her routines. I think she had a lot of confidence from the conference meet because she realized she could be competitive with those Division 1 schools.”Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at email@example.com WIAA State Gymnastics ChampionshipsMarch 4-5, at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High SchoolFriday, March 4Team competition begins at 2 p.m.Saturday, March 5Individual competition begins at 11:15 a.m.(Tickets are $6 per session and will be available at the door.)
Olive Hou, currently visiting South Africa, is the international relations manager for China Entrepreneur magazine. (Image: Ray Maota) China Entrepreneur reporter Susan Qin chats to George Lo of Standard Chartered Bank at a business dinner in Sandton. Michael Duncan of Alexander Forbes speaks to Olive Hou during the business dinner. (Images: Nicky Rehbock) MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122RELATED ARTICLES • South Africa-China trade ties to strengthen • China injects R1.7bn into Malawi • Trade fair to boost SADC-China ties • Telkom secures R902m loan • China deal: a new day for AfricaNicky Rehbock and Ray MaotaA group of Chinese business journalists are currently touring Africa to investigate investment opportunities, share lessons from existing Chinese businesses on the continent and strengthen the sense of mutual understanding between African and Asian cultures.Brand South Africa is hosting the group during its final leg of the tour, following visits to Ethiopia, Chad, Algeria, Zambia and Kenya.The China Entrepreneur reporters’ findings will be published in their magazine’s African Focus issue at the end of November 2011.The fortnightly publication boasts a circulation figure of 150 000 and is the Chinese equivalent of Fortune – according to Olive Hou, the magazine’s international relations manager.“South Africa is the last stop on our tour to see what strategies these countries have in place to foster trade with China and if there are investment opportunities for China’s entrepreneurs in those countries,” Hou said.Today China is South Africa’s biggest trading partner, with the total value of trade between the two nations nearing US$16-billion (R125-billion) in 2010.Tshepo Nkosi, Brand South Africa’s communications manager, said: “We have structured the tour so that the group will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the different industries in South Africa and the opportunities that exist within those sectors.“After this tour, the group will have been shown how our trade and investment policy acts as an enabler to foreign investment.”And with South Africa’s recent inclusion in the BRIC economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India and China, the tour comes at an opportune time.“So far we have observed a diversity of Chinese business interests in Africa, including construction projects in Kenya and Algeria, mining along Zambia’s copper belt and telecoms in South Africa – to name a few. Either directly or indirectly these are a boost to local economies,” Hou said.The range of Chinese investments in Kenya was particularly interesting for the team.“There we discovered a plastics-manufacturing firm, and vegetable and poultry concerns run by Chinese. We even discovered a Chinese-owned digital satellite pay-TV group which, in addition to Kenya, operates in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.”Hou says the tour has helped develop a sense of respect for Chinese working culture.“We want there to be a better understanding of China’s position in Africa and this can be brought about by healthy media coverage. Sometimes there is negative publicity because people aren’t seeing the bigger picture.”Hou adds that the tour will help the Chinese journalists put together a balanced report on African trade opportunities.“We want our Africa report to be neutral and to cover all experiences and challenges we’ve found in Africa. We don’t want to create propaganda. The report needs to be constructive and show the experiences of people who are having success working cross-culturally.“There must also be advice on how to overcome challenges such as the language barrier and difficulties with local legal systems. China has vast experience in industrial development, which it can bring to Africa.”Policies beneficial to Chinese investmentThe journalists visited the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in Sandton, Johannesburg, to learn more about local policies which can help boost Chinese investment.The NEF was established in 1998 as a way to promote and facilitate black economic participation in the newly democratic South Africa.Some years later South Africans of Chinese descent were given full benefits in terms of the country’s employment equity and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) policies to correct exclusions during apartheid rule.This means that South African Chinese are now eligible to be empowered under BBBEE, which the NEF supports.This empowerment strategy could be seen as advantageous to China-based investors who have ties with South Africans of Chinese descent.Zwelibanzi Sapula, head of strategic funds at the NEF, said: “Although we do not necessarily go out and look for Chinese investment, we have appointed a financial service provider which shows potential foreign investors all our projects and how they could benefit from being involved.”Sapula added that there are three ways foreign investors can become involved in a project: at a funding level, project level or both.At the funding level, the investor will only make monetary contributions, while at project level the investor will play a more active role in the investment, such as bringing in the technology needed to make the project successful.Sapula cited an NEF-backed project, which involves using Chinese technology to convert discarded tyres into consumable oils. According to the NEF, Chinese involvement at both funding and project levels could have helped speed up implementation as there was a lack of interest from financiers.Entrepreneurial lessons from SasolDuring their time in Johannesburg the journalists also visited fuel manufacturer Sasol’s headquarters in the suburb of Rosebank, where they were shown how innovative business models can boost entrepreneurship.One of the examples is the ChemCity initiative, which aims to make it easier for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to become established in the chemical, energy and related industries.Phase one of the ChemCity Eco-Industrial Park in Sasolburg offers entrepreneurs a space to construct environment-friendly premises with 24-hour security and exemption from paying rates and taxes until 31 December 2018. It also offers competitive rates for the renting or selling of sites.Since July 2004 the ChemCity initiative has helped establish 262 SMMEs and create 3 000 jobs.Hou said: “I see how the South African chemical energy sector is thriving and there are many viable opportunities for Chinese investors in this sector.”