Points standing

first_imgP W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Man City 9 7 0 2 24 8 16 212. Arsenal 9 6 1 2 16 7 9 193. Man United 9 6 1 2 15 8 7 194. West Ham 9 5 2 2 20 12 8 175. Leicester City 9 4 4 1 19 17 2 166. Crystal Palace 9 5 0 4 12 10 2 157. Tottenham 9 3 5 1 11 7 4 148. Southampton 9 3 4 2 15 12 3 139. Everton 9 3 4 2 12 11 1 1310. Liverpool 9 3 4 2 8 10 -2 1311. Stoke City 9 3 3 3 9 10 -1 1212. Chelsea 9 3 2 4 14 17 -3 1113. West Brom 9 3 2 4 7 11 -4 1114. Swansea City 9 2 4 3 10 11 -1 1015. Watford 9 2 4 3 6 10 -4 1016. Norwich City 9 2 3 4 14 20 -6 917. Bournemouth 9 2 2 5 11 17 -6 818. Newcastle 9 1 3 5 12 19 -7 619. Aston Villa 9 1 1 7 8 15 -7 420. Sunderland 9 0 3 6 8 19 -11 3last_img read more

Barriga outclasses Colombian foe, gains shot at world title

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In the co-featured bout, AJ Banal also picked up a one-sided win after dominating Master Suro of Indonesia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ LATEST STORIES Two judges had it, 120-108, while the other scored it, 119-109, giving only one round to the 38-year-old Mendoza, who lost a world title fight just last year in Mexico.In a fight pitting youth against experience, it was the the 24-year-old Barriga, who took the seasoned Mendoza (29-6, 23 KOs) to school with his technical precision and mastery of the ring from start to finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBarriga (9-0, 1 KO), who represented the Philippines in the 2012 London Olympics, became the mandatory challenger to the IBF minimumweight world title in just his 9th professional fight. The IBF crown is currently held by Japan’s Hiroto Kyoguchi, who is set to defend his belt against Filipino Vince Paras on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Unfazed by Fajardo, Beermen, Johnson leads Painters to ‘statement win’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Mark Anthony Barriga moved his head and feet, unloaded combinations and forced Gabriel Mendoza to throw wild punches in the air from the opening bell.Barriga ran circles around Mendoza, frustrating the Colombian to score a shutout in their 12-round bout on Sunday night at Skydome in SM North Edsa.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

‘I Personally Pledge to Help Liberia in This Time of Need’

first_imgThe United Nations Secretary General says the world body is committed to standing with Liberia in the face of the threat against the Ebola virus disease. “We will be with you until this outbreak is under control and the country has recovered,” he said.According to an Executive Mansion release, Mr. Ban Ki-moon made the statement during a joint press stakeout with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the foyer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following a meeting. Mr. Ban, at the head of an 18-member delegation, was in Liberia on the first-leg of a visit to the three worst affected Ebola countries.“I’m here to demonstrate our strong partnership, solidarity and assurance of support for the people and government of Liberia in addressing this Ebola outbreak,” the UN Secretary General emphasized.He also took the opportunity to express his great admiration and respect for the thousands of national and international responders who are making lifesaving contributions in the frontlines including the United States which have sent so many of its civilian and military personnel to join the fight against the Ebola outbreak. “The United States and many other countries, and civil societies, their commitment and compassion are truly inspiring.”Mr. Ban expressed cautious optimism that this terrible disease will be defeated considering the fact that the virus is slowing down in Liberia, and paid tribute to the dedication and commitment of all Liberians. However, he warned that now is not the time to let the guard down because one case of Ebola can trigger an epidemic and committed the United Nations to supporting all affected communities to contain the Ebola virus disease.Looking forward, the Secretary General said though the number of cases is still high, there was a need to be more robust with contact tracing, greater preparedness at the district level; while the promising results that Liberia has experienced must be shared regionally to avoid the risk of re-transmission.The UN Secretary General praised the Liberian leader for her strong leadership, commitment and vision as she addresses the Ebola virus disease, adding, “This requires a political will and leadership and the United Nations is ready to fully support and work with you.” he assured President Sirleaf.He noted that since the long time socio-economic impact is likely to be significant, it’s not too soon to begin work on recovery for tomorrow. “We must scale up our effort to re-establish basic social services, strengthen health services, support economic activity and build the country’s resilience,” Mr. Ban stressed, pledging the UN’s assistance to the Liberian Government and people to build a society more resilient and stronger.Mr. Ban underscored that the engagement of the international community behind the Ebola affected countries has been tremendous and appealed to the international community to stay engaged. “I appeal to all stakeholders to work together to preserve Liberia’s hard won peace,” he urged.Commenting on the Special Senatorial Elections, the third since the end of the civil war, the UN Secretary General said these elections will give Liberians an opportunity to show the world how far they’ve come; urging all Liberians to ensure that these elections are peaceful and at the same time follow the public health guidelines to protect themselves against Ebola.Earlier, President Sirleaf, on behalf of the Liberian people, welcomed Mr. Ban and his delegation to the country. He first visited here in March 2013.She recognized the global leadership Mr. Ban has exhibited since his tenure as UN Secretary General especially that leadership role at the onset of the Ebola crisis, its effect on Liberia and how he brought the global leadership together to respond in such a manner that today the country has made remarkable success.President Sirleaf also recognized the presence of the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, a part of the UN Secretary-General’s delegation, and how she has worked with the Liberian Government in bringing the quick response that the country needed. “It was slow in the beginning,” the Liberian leader admitted, “but it came under the Secretary-General’s leadership and under hers [Dr. Chan] with full force that has enabled us to be where we are.” She thanked bilateral and multilateral partners, other United Nations and Non-Governmental Organizations, particularly the UN Secretary General who brought these groupings together to enable Liberia make the tremendous progress it has made in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.While in Liberia, the UN Secretary General participated in an Incident Management System (IMS) meeting at the Monrovia City Hall. He later met with United Nations staff at the UN Mission in Liberia headquarters at the Pan African Plaza and later visited the 25-bed field hospital intended to treat healthcare workers affected by Ebola in Charlesville, Margibi County. He later departed Roberts International Airport for Freetown, Sierra Leone on the second-leg of his three nation tour.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City bus parks haven for petty thieves – drivers

first_img…call for heightened security…Chief Constable claims matter is out of his controlA number of short-drop taxi and minibus drivers who operate out of the Grove- Diamond bus park, in the Stabroek Market area, Georgetown have complained about City Constables not being present to address criminal activities at the minibus parks.The Grove/Diamond bus parkHowever, Chief Constable of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (MCC), Andrew Foo has since distanced the Constabulary, claiming that City Constables were not responsible for monitoring the bus parks.The public transport drivers on Wednesday called for urgent attention to be given to the bus parks since they were almost impassable.A 55-year-old driver, who has been operating for over 20 years now, said the City Constables were hardly there to monitor illegal activities, which occur far too frequently.He complained that along with the City Constables being irregular at the parks, they tended to harass the drivers over ‘petty matters’ when they did decide to show up.The driver also said that there was a lack of basic amenities on the parks, such as public washroom facilities. This, he noted, has resulted in drivers urinating at the parks, which leads to them being arrested by the Constables.Chief Constable Andrew FooWhile he admitted that urinating in public is unacceptable (it is also a criminal offence), he contended that for this type of behaviour to be eradicated, the city needed to provide public facilities for drivers.“I would suggest, and it got hundreds of taxi drivers and minibus drivers around here, they should install a public urinal just for these drivers because they keep harassing the drivers unnecessarily … I would suggest that the City Council install a urinal, because we deserve it, these vehicles don’t run by magic, we paying taxes to run these vehicles at every level, all levels – GRA, the spare parts store, the gas station. We buying gas and we taxes going back to the State, all these the State collecting tax why they can’t install a simple urinal for the drivers?” Singh, a taxi driver, related.He added that instead of focusing on the criminal activities at the minibus parks, City Constables are there to arrest persons caught urinating in public.Another bus driver, Carlyle Harry, who plies the Georgetown-Grove route, said there was need for more monitoring of criminal activities around the parks to eliminate the high number of thieves in the area.He added that a washroom was definitely necessary for the drivers.When this newspaper contacted the Chief Constable, he said, “City Constables are not responsible for monitoring bus parks. We cannot afford to police the entire city, because our numbers would not permit us to.”It was subsequently explained by Foo that City Constables deal with matters such as persons breaching road laws, minor robberies, and disorderly behaviour.“We try to do whatever we can,” he pointed out.Resurfacing parksMeanwhile, the drivers also complained of the need for the minibus parks in the area to be resurfaced.“This short-drop to Grove park need doing. The road here is terrible and a set of holes here deh brukin up yuh wheels. It really need doing. So I would be happy if the authorities can just look into it for us,” a driver told this publication.That driver said he has been working that route for over a year and the situation continued to get worse as the days pass, especially when it rained. He said he has only seen the park being cleaned, “that’s all. No patching and it got a set of big holes. It really needs doing. They do the roads and they leave the parks. The bus sticking when it rains. People got to push fuh just let the bus move.”Another short-drop car driver, Winston Albert said he would like to see the road being done along with a urinal for the drivers.“The park is in a real deplorable state, it is so messed up that the gravel and thing, whenever the buses spin, the gravel would spin and hit your windscreen; it’s just like if it’s a bush road. I glad if the guys could come and do something about it. When it rains, the park is actually impassable, so they really need to come and see what they can do about it urgently,” another driver lamented.He, like the others, called for more security on the parks to protect users, since “them thieves would just be robbing people and them thing, you alone wouldn’t go and try and stop or apprehend a thief; it gotta be a set of them, so we should get more security in plain clothes.” (Davina Ramdass)last_img read more

94 clubs benefit from Foster/Beharry ball drive

first_imgAnother 23 cricket clubs in Berbice benefitted from donation of cricket balls as the Berbice Cricket Board wrapped up the distribution of over G$1.1M worth of white and red cricket balls to clubs in the ancient county.The donation was a direct result of the effort of former Berbice Cricket Board President (BCB), Anil Beharry who raised the necessary funds to purchase the balls for the board.Berbice Cricket Board President Hilbert Foster (left), Anil Beharry (right) and Robby Saywack (3rd from right) pose with representatives of some of the clubs with the donated cricket ballsThe project was the brainchild of current BCB President, Hilbert Foster who on his election in February 2018, promised to assist every club in Berbice with at least one box of balls before the end of the year (2018). On April 29, 2018, Foster launched the project with a donation of cricket balls to 22 clubs at the cost of G$300,000. The final donation was done on Saturday August 18 at the Albion Sports Complex with eight clubs from Upper Corentyne, one from Lower Corentyne and fourteen from West Berbice being the latest recipients. The Upper Corentyne Cricket Association also received a box of cricket balls.Foster at the simple presentation was full of praises for his longtime friend Beharry who worked beyond the call of duty to make the project a huge success. Foster, proudly announced that it was the first time that any cricket board in Guyana has ever undertaken such a massive project and that many more similar ones would be done in the future as great efforts are made to assist clubs to fulfill their mandates.There are also plans on stream to assist clubs with white tee-shirts in another project and Foster urged the clubs to get organized in order to take advantage of the numerous opportunities.Beharry, who served as BCB President from December 2014 to January 2016, stated that Berbice Cricket would always be close to his heart, despite now living in Georgetown due to work committment. He stated that he was delighted to be of assistance to the Foster-led board because it was visionary, committed and enjoyed the confidence of almost every Berbician.The veteran Cricket Administrator who also served as the Berbice Cricket Board Treasurer for over a decade, stated that Berbice Cricket would have died a natural death if no new leadership was put in place.Beharry praised the outstanding work of the Berbice Cricket Board since its election on February 18 and pledged his future support as he strongly believes that sport is a safe avenue for youths to be involved in.Among the Clubs receiving balls were Blairmont, Achievers, D’Edward, Cotton Tree, Bush Lot United, Rising Star, Paradise, Bath, Rainbow Generation, Hopetown and Shieldstown.Beharry would like to express gratitude to Surelan Sawh, Brian Chunilall, Noreen Gaskin, Friend of Berbice Cricket, Yasin Mohamed, Randall Patterson, Derrick Beharry, Yadram Bojh, Kalvin Sourah, Tribhowan Mohabir, Ian and Ryan Bhagwandin, Renrick Batson, Bobby and Pamela Kewlochand, R & M RebelsMathura, Gummel Mattai, Danny Somai, Faizal Jaffarally, Sharmila Muneshwar, Javed Raffik, Sean Devers, Bhim George, Jeffrey Somaroo, Jack Beharry, Vijai Dass, Leanna Bachan, Imran Saccoor, Alan Mangru, Rakesh Sooppersaud, Nazim Hussain, Owen Humphrey and Surendra Hiralall for their contributions to the project.Meanwhile, President Foster announced that long time sponsor of the BCB, Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh is so impressed with the handling of his funds and sponsored programmes by the board that he is willing to discuss funding over a three years span. In response, the BCB promised to submit a comprehensive proposal to Dr Singh for the period 2019 to 2021.last_img read more

Record night for Robitaille

first_imgRobitaille had his moment 4:56 into the third period when he took a long pass from Mike Weaver, skated in on a breakaway and beat Thrashers goalie Mike Dunham with a wrist shot. The game was stopped for five minutes as all of Robitaille’s teammates came onto the ice to mob him in celebration and the Staples Center crowd gave him a standing ovation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardMost importantly, the goal gave the Kings a 6-5 advantage on what turned out to be a wild night. It didn’t figure to be a light one for the Kings, particularly with goaltender Mathieu Garon (bruised shoulder) and Alexander Frolov (flu) out. Even a great start didn’t give the Kings any breathing room, not surprising since they had lost four of their previous five games and the Thrashers had won their last five. Things started well for the Kings, who led 2-0 on goals 20 seconds apart by Robitaille and Dustin Brown. But the Thrashers matched that as Ilya Kovalchuk and Eric Boulton scored goals 20 seconds apart midway through the second period to give Atlanta a 5-3 lead. The Kings weren’t done, as Tom Kostopoulos scored a second-period goal to pull the Kings within one, and Mattias Norstrom scored a game-tying, short-handed goal 1:22 into the third period. Things haven’t gone smoothly for the 39-year-old Robitaille in this, his 19th season. He missed nine games in November with a foot injury and was a healthy scratch in three consecutive games last month because coach Andy Murray was unhappy with his overall game. LOS ANGELES – As a 19-year-old rookie in 1985, Luc Robitaille lived in an extra room at the house of Kings veteran Marcel Dionne. Twenty years later, Robitaille has eclipsed his former mentor. With his 15th career hat trick Thursday night, including an empty-netter, Robitaille passed Dionne for most goals in Kings history with 552 in an 8-6 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers at Staples Center. center_img Throughout his struggles, Robitaille has insisted he still has something left to give to the Kings, and on Thursday he came through with a highlight goal, his eighth of the season. Robitaille took a centering pass from Derek Armstrong on his backhand, then cut in front of Dunham, moved the puck to his forehand and slipped the puck into the net. Dunham, who had been out since Nov. 12 with a groin injury, found himself down 2-0 after five minutes, but Kings goalie Jason LaBarbera also struggled at times. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDeputy Doherty with Irish children in Perth, Australia during a visit.Deputy Pearse Doherty has hit out at successive Governments over their treatment of the Irish living abroad, saying that the welfare of the diaspora continues to be shamefully ignored.The Sinn Fein TD made the comments following responses he has received from the Minister for Foreign Affairs in relation to government efforts to tackle the on-going plight of undocumented citizens living abroad and figures provided to him from the Department concerning funding levels allocated to support Irish emigrants overseas.Deputy Doherty said before Christmas recess he decided to highlight in the Dáil the continuing difficulties faced by our undocumented citizens scattered across the globe. “I asked the Minister to give details of the efforts made by the government to negotiate a dedicated visa waiver programme for Irish migrants living illegally in the US.“The Minister responded to state that while achieving relief for the undocumented was, as he claims ‘a priority’ for his government, he admitted that representations to the US authorities on the matter had not resulted in a ‘more encouraging outcome’ and, in essence, the Minister failed to give evidence of any progress having been made to improve the status of Irish emigrants living illegally there.“And while the plight of the undocumented living in the US has been around for a long time now, it’s clear that a whole new wave of undocumented citizens is brewing on the horizon as has been highlighted recently by the growing number of Irish citizens being deported from Australia for having overstayed their temporary visas.”He added that the assistance which has been provided by the government to the now large Irish community residing in Australia has also been extremely piecemeal. “If we look at recent data from the United Nations it’s estimated that there are 77,513 Irish born citizens who are today living in Australia, while temporary entrants to the country from Ireland reached 27,140 in 2014 according to the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.“Despite these huge numbers, the government still only gave a meagre €401,362 in funding to non-profit organisations and projects aimed at supporting Irish communities living in Australia in 2014 via the Emigrant Support Programme, an initiative created to develop links between Ireland and the global Irish community.“In fact, if we look at the total funding which is to be provided to the diaspora through the ESP fund for 2016, it’s still 23% lower than it was back in 2008 despite the Minister in the Dáil boasting of how funding for the diaspora has been increased compared with previous years.”“It’s a shameful indictment of government attitudes towards the Irish overseas community and particularly to all those organisations which for years now have continued to provide support and assistance to our citizens abroad.“There have also been repeated calls made by Irish emigrant groups for voting rights to be granted to citizens overseas and yet today, even in spite of the Constitutional Convention recommending as far back as 2013 that voting rights in Presidential elections should be extended to citizens living in the north and abroad, the diaspora remain without a voice in our democracy.” “I myself was privileged to have had the opportunity a few years ago as a Public Representative to visit Australia where I heard first hand from Irish emigrants about the desire to be given the right to vote in elections back home in Ireland.“During my trip I met with Irish communities in cities such as Perth, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, and I spoke with a number of local politicians, trade unionists as well as Irish organisations about the important role played by the global Irish.“I was greatly impressed with the many young Irish people I met whilst visiting the country who themselves had only recently arrived in Australia to look for work, sadly having been forced to leave our island due to the failed economic policies implemented by successive governments at home.“Given the harrowing experiences faced by our undocumented and their families living illegally in the US down through the years, it’s imperative that this government does not make the same mistakes by failing to adequately lobby for the welfare and fair treatment of Irish citizens who’ve recently left our shores in search of work. “This is why I intend to raise the growing number of Irish people who’ve been removed from Australia and other destinations abroad with the Minister in the coming days where I’ll be urging that he does everything possible to ensure that the failings of the past are not replicated and that our newly broadened diaspora, wherever it is they should now call home, do not have to endure the same anxiety and anguish as those who’ve gone before them and who’ve left such a positive impression of Ireland on the world stage.”SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS HAVE FAILED THE IRISH DIASPORA – DOHERTY was last modified: January 13th, 2016 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:Deputy Pearse DohertyDiasporadonegallast_img read more

Ferrari crash suspect enters not-guilty plea

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We intend to prove in trial he’s not guilty,” Rose said. A trial date was set for July 31, but Rose said he expected the case to be postponed. Prosecutors allege that Eriksson illegally imported two luxury Ferrari Enzo sports cars and a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren to the United States from Great Britain. One of the Enzos was destroyed Feb. 21, when he hit a utility pole on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu while traveling 162 mph. He suffered only a cut lip. Eriksson initially identified the driver as a German man named Dietrich, who authorities could not find. Later, Eriksson acknowledged he was driving the car, according to testimony from a sheriff’s investigator. Authorities say Eriksson has claimed he was a deputy commissioner with the “anti-terrorism division” of a small transit agency in the suburban San Gabriel Valley. Eriksson is a former executive with Gizmondo Europe Ltd., a computer game company that went bankrupt last year. He spent five years in a Swedish prison in the 1990s for assault, extortion and other crimes. A Swedish businessman who authorities say crashed a stolen Ferrari sports car worth $1.5 million on Pacific Coast Highway pleaded not guilty Tuesday to grand theft, embezzlement and drunken driving charges. Bo Stefan Eriksson, 44, appeared briefly in Superior Court in an orange prison jumpsuit, his hands shackled. His plea to seven felony charges and two misdemeanors was entered by his newly hired attorney, Alec Rose. Eriksson spoke only once, saying “yes” when confirming for Judge Craig E. Veals that he was changing attorneys. Rose indicated outside court that he would seek the release of Eriksson, who is being held on $3 million bail and a federal immigration hold. He is charged with three counts of embezzlement, three counts of grand theft and illegal gun possession, all felonies. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Donegal man ‘significantly up the chain’ in £160,000 drugs seizure, Belfast Court hears

first_imgBail has been denied to a 29-year-old Donegal man who was before a Belfast Court in relation to a £160,000 drug seizure last month.Two men were arrested during a significant operation in Belfast three weeks ago. Officers recovered 3.4 kilos of cannabis and 1.5 kilos of cocaine in a vehicle.Conrad Clarke, of Railway Road, St Johnston, was a passenger in the car stopped in the Duncrue Street area on February 8.Clarke faces charges of importing, possessing and being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs.Prosecutors claimed two men arrested during the operation three weeks ago were “significantly up the chain” of an organisation behind the plot.Although he made no comment during interviews, the co-accused driver was said to have agreed to make a delivery to help pay off a £10,000 drug debt.Opposing bail, prosecution counsel Philip Henry said police believe the consignment was transported from the Republic into Belfast.“This has all the hallmarks of an organised venture and losses will have to be recouped,” he told the court.“Police say the (two accused) are significantly up the chain and at the same level as one another.”Michael Boyd, defending, argued that Clarke is totally unknown to police.He told Madam Justice McBride the accused has worked in England on construction sites for seven years and was due to return to a project at Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.In denying bail, the judge cited the risks of re-offending and flight.Donegal man ‘significantly up the chain’ in £160,000 drugs seizure, Belfast Court hears was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 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:BelfastConrad ClarkedrugsSt Johnstonlast_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY’S simmering row over GAA parishes is set to continue into the courts after clubs in the county voted in the early hours of this morning to SPLIT the town between Letterkenny Gaels and St Eunan’s GAA clubs.Donegal’s GAA clubs voted 40 to 36 to accept that no pre-existing agreement existed between the clubs.There were six spoiled votes. One was illegible. Four were blank and a sixth had an ‘x’ marked on it. The clubs’ vote had to be taken twice after 83 votes were found in the ballot box the first time around – and only 82 delegates were entitled to vote.The Gaels now have had the Aughaninshin part of the town declared as their club’s catchment area.That leaves St Eunan’s with Conwal and Leck part of the town only.However sources said the dispute will now to go to Croke Park – and possibly to the courts. The decision will cause bitterness in the town amongst St Eunan’s club supporters and their families.Earlier a vote was taken to see if the clubs would even vote on the issue at the meeting in Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey.A proposal to send the issue to Croke Park won the support of 20 delegates; however another proposal that the matter be dealt with on the night was passed with the support of 44 delegates.Some club representatives said that they didn’t feel they should make a decision on a dispute between two other clubs.County Board chair PJ McGowan said the delegates had to decide whether or not a pre-existing agreement exists between the two clubs, and if they didn’t then the bye-law allowing the parish split would kick in. However other club representatives said they had been mandated to take a decision on the night.In a lengthy speech to delegates Letterkenny Gaels’ John McDermott complained that St Eunan’s representatives had failed to turn up at a meeting in June.When the meeting did go ahead in July, he said, the three main Eunan’s representatives were replaced by two other members.He claimed that no agreement exists between the two clubs on the boundary issue. “We do not want families split,” he said. “We don’t want children to be forced to join our club.”In his response Charlie McAteer from St Eunan’s told delegates that his club had the evidence of a pre-existing agreement from 1996 when the two clubs agreed “with the provision that there would be no boundaries. Nothing would be enforced on either club.”This, he said, was contained in actual county committee minutes, copies of which had been given to delegates.The agreement had operated for 15 years until Letterkenny Gaels raised the issue.Despite this and the Donegal GAA record, 40 delegates voted that they didn’t accept an agreement existed between the clubs.DONEGALDAILY.COM – FIRST AGAIN WITH ALL THE BIG STORIES IN DONEGALStrictly © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS WIN BOUNDARY WAR ROW was last modified: November 8th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more