eSports officially a medal event in 2019 SEA Games

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum According to Alvin Juban, who was tapped as a member of the ad hoc committee with veteran gamer Joebert Yu, there will be six gold medals at stake for the discipline composed of two personal computer games, a pair of mobile events and two console games.Yu said they would organize a national qualifying tournament where the best performers would be handpicked for the national pool.Also present during the press conference were Philippine SEA Games chef de mission Monsour Del Rosario, Phisgoc executive director Ramon “Tats’’ Suzara and SEAG Federation Executive Committee chair Celso Dayrit.“From the pool that we produced, we will form a body of experts which will choose the players who will represent the country,’’ said Yu.Dayrit, a former president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, said the eSports that would be played in the SEA Games should not promote a culture of violence and gambling.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Cristiano Ronaldo hits 100 Champions League wins as Juventus soar into last 16 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:30Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ “In this modern world, those who play esports are athletes like everyone else in the delegation,’’ said Cayetano during the presser held at Marriot Hotel at Resorts World Manila in Paranaque City.“It’s a regular sport and officially we want them (eSport players) to be treated like any other athlete in the SEA Games,’’ added Cayetano.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Phisgoc has formed a SEA Games ad hoc committee for esports in partnership with Razer, a leading global lifestyle brand based in Singapore for gamers.Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said the gaming firm would draw upon its expertise and experience in eSports as well as its ecosystem of hardware, software and services to support the tournament in the biennial meet on Nov. 30-Dec. 10 next year. “We consider the value of eSports to our youth. There are so many different games, we will find those games that conform to the values propagated by the IOC (International Olympic Committee),’’ said Dayrit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In this photo, taken on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, an esports competitor takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Including competitive computer games, known as esports, could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial. (Photo by DAVID ALIAGA / LAUREL Photo Services via AP)Don’t ever think that electronic sports won’t have any impact on the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games.Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chair Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday announced that eSports would be a regular event in the 11-nation Games that the country will be hosting next year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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M&CC evicts Robb Street vendors

first_imgVendors plying their trade outside Bourda Market on Robb Street are pleading for help as the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Tuesday descended on what was regarded as the Caribbean’s only “drive through” market and removed vendors without any prior notice.Some of the displaced vendors on Robb StreetVendors told Guyana Times that they were given no warning before the eviction, and Town Clerk Royston King, along with City Constabulary Officers showed up during the afternoon and ordered everyone to remove their stalls and goods vehicles from the area.“They never tell we anything. Royston King just come and shut the place down and tell everybody move out,” one distraught vendor said.The vendors complained that they have incurred hundreds of thousands in losses as a result, since most of their merchandise is perishable.“I now come here; I ain’t even sell a load yet. All me goods gon spoil. Watch the plantain them getting black, black, cause everything ga deh in the sun. The cassava ga throw way, it get blue. All that is money down the drain!” another merchant said.While lamenting the injustice of the Mayor and City Council’s most recent action, the vendors explained that they had run out of options on how to maintain their families.Additionally, there was mention of a fee that the vendors would pay on a daily basis to ply their trade at the location, but Guyana Times was able to understand that this fee was only a “landing fee” for persons to off-load their goods and remove them within a specific period.At the scene, the Deputy Mayor of Georgetown, Sherod Duncan was seen speaking to vendors, who voiced their complaints.He disclosed that he was completely unaware of the new situation and his visit to the scene was “a fact-finding” mission.last_img read more

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For ‘Misconduct’, CDC Lawmaker Thrown out of Session

first_imgCongress for Democratic Change (CDC) Representative Munah E. Pelham Youngblood was Thursday, June 5, “thrown out of session for misconduct.”Rep. Youngblood was escorted out of session by Sergeant-At-Arms, Gen. Martin Johnson, upon the order of presiding officer Samuel G. Karmo.The CDC lawmaker’s exit was predicated upon her alleged “misconduct” exhibited in session.Madam Youngblood openly used invectives against fellow Montserrado County Representative William V. Dakel, Sr., terming his ideas and inputs provided in the legislature as “reckless and nonsense.””I am tired with this ‘small girl’ posture now, I can’t take that nonsense from anybody any longer,” she said.It all started when Plenary held a discussion on the status of the national health system, particularly relative to the deadly Ebola virus and the condition of medical facilities across the country.Madam Youngblood was recognized by the presiding officer to comment on the matter, as legislative proceeding requires. While making her deliberations, she recounted her experience with some development partners from the US city of Dallas, Texas, who, according to her, declined to visit Liberia based on reports of the health situation in Liberia. She explained that the the partners couldn’t visit because of the fear of Ebola. While still making her points, she got interrupted by the sound of her colleagues jokingly calling, “Order, order, Mr. Presiding order.”It was when Rep. Dakel burst into laughter; the nature of the joke is still unclear. Madam Youngblood, provoked to anger, registered her displeasure”People talking national issues while you there talking nonsense. That is reckless of a so-called lawmaker. If you don’t have anything to contribute just shut up. You think we’re playing here?” she countered.In response, Rep. Dakel said, “I know the background you speak from, Munah.” That further irritated her, by which time a disturbance had erupted chamber. Cllr. Karmo, the Presiding Officer, then issue his “red card” to both parties.Outside of chambers, Madam Youngblood spoke with journalists, including the Daily Observer. In her interview, she further insulted her Rep. Dakel and vowed not to apologize.Madam Youngblood: “I don’t regret my action and if I had the [opportunity], I would do it again. I repeat, he was reckless and his thoughts are all nonsense. A mere University of Liberia graduate, what can he say to me? I am a candidate for Masters; [unlike] he that has a mere degree and can’t say anything substantial.”Rep. Dakel, for his part, declined to comment when quizzed. Plenary later demanded that Madam Youngblood apologize for her “misconduct” after holding closed door discussion for hours.She consented and apologized to plenary.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Don’t ask Brown for his opinion

first_imgOr, at least it was until Jerry Brown took office. Never one to do things the typical way, Brown – the state’s top cop and lawyer since January – admits he has basically forgone giving his personal opinion on pending laws, which he says is an optional task, though others argue is an important duty that should not be neglected. “I’m not taking positions, that’s very clear,” said Brown, who has spent much of his time focused on existing laws, especially those dealing with gangs and the environment. “I think we have so many laws now, that our plate is too full, as it is. “I’m more interested in a common-sense approach to the laws we have, rather than adding a whole slew of new ones.” The extent to which Brown’s decision has created problems is hard to assess because, truth is, most lawmakers and others involved in the process of producing new laws – at least those contacted for comment – were mostly unaware Brown wasn’t taking positions on bills. POLITICS: Attorney general ends tradition of offering analysis of pending legislation. By Steve Geissinger MEDIANEWS SACRAMENTO BUREAU SACRAMENTO – One of the traditional tasks performed by the state attorney general is to provide opinions on pending legislation. Not that they didn’t have their own opinions on his decision. “It’s not responsible for the attorney general of the state of California to renege on analyzing legislation,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political scientist at USC. Brown’s office is continuing to provide, as required by law, formal opinions on various issues at the request of lawmakers. But Brown’s decision to cease taking positions on bills deprives those involved in lawmaking of what they call an essential day- to-day voice. The Attorney General’s Office has traditionally headed the list of supporters or opponents on bills concerning such issues as public safety and consumer protection. And legislative aides have routinely included the attorney general’s comments in analyses of bills. Brown’s immediate predecessor and now state treasurer, Bill Lockyer, a Democrat, said he considered taking positions on legislation “an important duty” of the office. Former Republican attorney general Dan Lungren, now a Sacramento-area congressman, said the office “has some of the best lawyers in the entire state and to deny their viewpoint from the legislative bodies is sad.” 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

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Sensational goal from Liverpool’s next Raheem Sterling – watch here

first_imgIt won’t be long before Jerome Sinclair follows in the footsteps of Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe and makes the step up from the Liverpool academy to first-team football if he continues to score goals like this for the Under-21s.The 18-year-old striker showed great pace as he left two Chelsea defenders for dead, before unleashing a superb left-footed drive that left the opposing goalkeeper with no chance. The future certainly looks bright for Sinclair, as well as Liverpool.last_img

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Brighton 1-1 Sheff Wednesday (1-3): Owls book play-off final place

first_imgSheffield Wednesday booked their place in the Championship play-off final at Wembley after drawing 1-1 with Brighton. Carlos Carvalhal’s side won 3-1 on aggregate, doing enough to see out the lead from Friday’s first legScottish winger Ross Wallace – who opened the scoring from 30 yards in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final on Friday – struck from a similar distance at the Amex Stadium to fire Wednesday to Wembley.Yet there was more than a hint of fortune about this strike after Wallace launched a cross towards the Brighton net and watched it loop over everybody and bounce into the net.Nevertheless, it could prove a priceless goal – or one at least worth a sizeable chunk of the estimated £170million promotion brings this year – as it secured Wednesday a 1-1 draw on the night and a 3-1 aggregate victory.They will move onto the final a week on Saturday, for what is likely to be an all-Yorkshire affair with Hull holding a 3-0 advantage over Derby in the other semi-final.Meanwhile Brighton, who finished 15 points ahead of the Owls, were left to dwell on a third play-off failure in four seasons.Yet Chris Hughton’s side threatened to wipe out Wednesday’s lead in the space of a frantic opening half hour. They led on the night through Lewis Dunk and saw a host of other chances come and go.Brighton were patched up after losing four players to injury during the 2-0 defeat at Hillsborough, although Anthony Knockaert had made a rapid recovery and took the game almost single-handedly to the visitors.The French winger curled one free-kick onto the near post and rolled a second under the wall, only for Keiren Westwood to scramble across and smother the ball.Westwood also tipped a fierce Sam Baldock shot over before Knockaert somehow headed wide at the far post.But Knockaert’s persistence eventually paid off in the 19th minute when he flighted in another free-kick which was flicked on by Bruno for Dunk to apply the finish. Sheffield Wednesday’s Ross Wallace 2 2 However, just as a packed and raucous Amex braced itself for a famous comeback, Wallace rather spoiled the mood.Brighton were convinced Dunk was fouled as he attempted to head the 28th-minute cross clear, but with Seagulls goalkeeper David Stockdale rooted to the spot the ball nestled into the far corner.Wednesday could have killed the tie off in first-half stoppage time, moments after Dunk saw yet another Brighton effort cleared off the line, but Stockdale kept out Gary Hooper’s point-blank header.After the break Brighton continued to pour forward but as they grew more desperate, so Wednesday grew more belligerent.Westwood made saves from Jiri Skalak and James Wilson while Kazenga LuaLua’s free-kick, and the rebound, were blocked by a sea of defenders.Wednesday held firm to keep their dream of a return to the top flight after 16 years well and truly alive.last_img read more

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MAN TRIED TO OUT-SPEED GARDAI AFTER GOING FOR MILK FOR MOTHER

first_imgA young man who was sent for milk and bread by his mother ended up in a high-speed chase with Gardai.Odhran Doherty reached speeds of more than 140kph as he tried to outdrive Gardai on backroads in his mother’s Renault Clio.Doherty, aged 20, a third year mechanical engineering student, appeared at Letterkenny District Court. The accused, from Leck, Oldtown, Letterkenny was spotted by Gardai pulling out of a side-road with no lights on.He was chased through Drumahoe and although Gardai reached a speed of 140kph they could not keep up with the car.He was eventually apprehended by another patrol car at Oldtown.He initially refused to hand over the keys of the car but when a tow truck arrived, he complied with Gardai.The court heard that the condition of Doherty’s car was in a very poor state with faulty lights, handbrake and general bad body condition.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the car had passed the NCT test and was covered.He said his client was very apologetic and had no previous convictions and would like to avail of the opportunity to the Pro Social Drivers Course.He added that he would be asking the court to consider reducing the charge of dangerous driving to one of careless driving.Judge Paul Kelly said he was unsure if “that type of driving” would allow him to reduce the charge.He ordered Doherty to pay €250 towards the cost of the course and adjourned the case until April 25th next.MAN TRIED TO OUT-SPEED GARDAI AFTER GOING FOR MILK FOR MOTHER was last modified: January 26th, 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:cardonegalGardaiLETETRKENNYOdhran Dohertyspeedinglast_img read more

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Senator, ’88 VP hopeful Bentsen dies at age 85

first_imgIn their Oct. 5, 1988, vice presidential debate, Quayle said: “I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency.” Quayle had made similar comments before and Bentsen was prepared. “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy,” Bentsen said. “I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.” The Dukakis-Bentsen ticket lost 40 states – including Texas – to the Bush-Quayle team. “I have lost a valued friend and wonderful running mate. The nation has lost a great public servant,” Dukakis said Tuesday. Despite his stately reserve, Bentsen liked to recall a youth of derring-do. He recalled that when he was in Army flight training during World War II, he took a plane too far into a dive and barely avoided a crash. He thought he had gotten away with it until the trainer found corn cobs stuck to the plane. He later flew 50 bomber missions over Europe. After the war, the 25-year-old scion of a wealthy Rio Grande Valley family was elected Hidalgo County judge in 1946. Two years later, he moved to the House. In his first term, Bentsen was one of a handful of Southern congressmen who opposed the poll tax that was used to keep blacks from voting. In 1970, he successfully challenged liberal Democratic Sen. Ralph Yarborough, then went on to defeat the elder Bush for the first of four Senate terms. Less than a month into his two-year tenure as treasury secretary, Bentsen had to deal with the botched raid on the Branch Davidian complex outside Waco by his department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He also faced questions about the Treasury’s role in handling a failed Arkansas savings and loan involved in the Whitewater investigation. Clinton gave Bentsen the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in 1999. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, B.A. Longino of Lufkin; three children and their spouses; and eight grandchildren.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“The state of Texas has had great senators but no senator has ever been a better senator than Lloyd Bentsen,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said on the Senate floor Tuesday. Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered flags at state buildings flown at half-staff for five days. President George W. Bush said in a statement that he and his family were saddened by Bentsen’s death. “During his time in Congress, he was known for his integrity and for seeking bipartisan solutions,” the president said. “Lloyd Bentsen was a man of great honor and distinction.” In 1988, Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis tapped Bentsen as his running mate while the GOP nominee, Vice President George H.W. Bush, chose Sen. Dan Quayle of Indiana. HOUSTON – Former Senator and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen, the courtly Texan who famously put down vice presidential rival Dan Quayle in a 1988 debate by telling him “you’re no Jack Kennedy,” died Tuesday. He was 85. Bentsen, who represented the state in Congress for 28 years, died at his Houston home, his family said. He had been under a doctor’s care since a pair of strokes in 1998. Bentsen’s political career took him from a county judgeship in the Rio Grande Valley in the 1940s to six years in the U.S. House, 22 years in the Senate and two years as President Clinton’s first treasury secretary. A shrewd legislative operator, he maneuvered with ease in Democratic and Republican circles alike on Capitol Hill, displaying expertise on tax, trade and economic issues as well as foreign affairs. last_img read more

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4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE ROUND-UP

first_img4 Lanterns Ulster Senior LeagueResults & Reports 15.06.14DPD Division 1 Results Letterkenny Rovers Res. 4 1 Drumkeen Utd. Res.Fanad Utd. Res. 1 1 Swilly Rovers Res.ReportsLetterkenny Rovers Res. 4 Drumkeen Utd. Res. 1A strong Letterkenny Rovers team overcame a youthful Drumkeen Utd on the opening day of the reserve League season at Leckview Park on Saturday afternoon in a game which saw the visitors finish the game with 9 men following a double sending off on the hour mark.Following early efforts by Peter McNamee and Jerome Duffy for the visitors it was Rovers who almost went ahead on 7 minutes. Kevin McGrath with some good work on the right set up Stephen O’Donnell and his thunderous shot hit the post much to the relief of Michael Gibson in the Drumkeen goal. The relief was short-lived though as O’Donnell secured the opening goal on 13 minutes. The always lively Stevie Okakpo played the big Manor man through on goal and his low shot easily beat Gibson to put Rovers ahead.Further efforts by O’Donnell and the returning Christopher Malseed followed before Drumkeen got a deserved equaliser in a wonderful counter attacking move..Letterkenny lost possession on the edge of the visitors box which fell to Kevin Bonner. His angled pass led to Peter McNamee nicely beating the offside trap before rounding the advancing Letterkenny net minder Jason Quinn outside his own box and coolly finishing to the bottom corner. Indeed McNamee was a thorn in the side of Jonathan Minnock and John Doherty in the first half and had a couple of other chances to put the visitors ahead shooting narrowly over on a couple of occasions.Rovers dominated possession though for most of the half and had a great chance on 42 through a super pass and move between Okakpo and Neil Lloyd which led to Okakpo just missing the target from 12 yards. Rovers domination was emphasised when they took the lead right on the stroke of halftime. After man of the match Okakpo had a rasper of a shot cannon off the bar the rebound fell to Kevin McGrath on the right. He played O’Donnell through and his cross was headed home by Darren McElwaine to ensure the hosts held an interval lead. The second half started in much the same vein with excellent chances spurned by O’Donnell and McGrath before the games big talking point on 61 minutes. An incisive pass through by McGrath found Stephen O’Donnell he played the ball across the edge of the 6 yard box to McElwaine who scored with the Drumkeen defence shouting offside from the initial pass. While Rovers were celebrating the goal ref Stephen Toner brandished a red card to dismiss Chris Kyle for dissent. Lee Guthrie then showed dissent and was also sent off to reduce the visitors to 9 men. From then on it was only a matter of playing out the game and numerous chances came and went for Rovers with Okakpo and O’Hagan both having efforts narrowly wide before Rovers scored their 4th goal on 76 minutes. Gibson did well to save Okakpo’s shot but could only parry it into the path of Glenn Gallagher and he made no mistake keeping his composure to coolly slot home from 12 yards. Drumkeen had a couple of half chances through Lee Kennedy and Kevin Bonner to reduce the deficit while Letterkenny substitute Gareth Doherty had a couple of chances which flew narrowly wide. It was always going to be a tough battle for the young Drumkeen team against a very strong Letterkenny side but they battled hard especially when reduced to 9 men.Letterkenny Rovers; Jason Quinn, Glenn Gallagher, Neil Lloyd, Jonathan Minnock, John Doherty, Aaron O’Hagan, Kevin McGrath, Christopher Malseed, Darren McElwaine, Stephen O’Donnell, Stevie Okakpo. Subs; Ryan Gildea for Minnock 63, Gareth Doherty for O’Hagan 63, Kieran Doherty for McElwaine 81Drumkeen; Michael Gibson, Sean Lapsley, Kevin Boyle, Chris Kyle, Paul Bonnar, Lee Guthrie, Eunan Doherty, Liam McGill,Kevin Bonner, Peter McNamee, Jerome Duffy. Subs; Ebe Philips for Duffy 30, Lee Kennedy for Doherty 58, Conor Laverty for McGill 82.Referee; Stephen Toner  Fanad and Swilly Open With DrawFanad Utd. Res. 1Swilly Rovers Res. 1Fanad United and Swilly Rovers shared the spoils in this opening fixture in the Ulster Senior League Reserve division. Fanad started the stronger and had the first opening in the 10th minute when a deep cross from Glenn McNulty was just missed by Oisin Hasset in the box. In the 14th minute a long clearance from Fanad keeper Joe Coll found Conor Matthewson who shot straight at Caolan Bolton in the Swilly net. A minute later Bolton saved well from a Dean McCarry free kick. Swilly started to come into the game and in the 18th minute Gorey McCahill shot over when well placed. Fanad took the lead in the 25th minute when Conor Matthewson went on a mazy run into the box. His initial shot was well saved but Oisin Hasset was on hand to score from the rebound. 10 minutes later Swilly had Kyle Black to thank when he made an excellent tackle in the box to deny David Edwards who was through on goal. A minute later a Daniel O’Donnell cross was met by Brian Pyper whose header was easily saved by Joe Coll.Swilly started the 2nd half strongly and in the 50th minute Johnny Logue made an excellent block in the box from a Kyle Black shot. In the 60th minute substitute Oisin Duffy sent in a dangerous deep cross into the Fanad box which Joe Coll did well to palm away at full stretch, with a number of Swilly players waiting. Swilly’s pressure paid off in the 70th minute when Ryan McDaid cut in from the left to score at the near post. Fanad almost took the lead again in the 76th minute when Conor Blaney’s pin point cross was met by Oisin Hasset who hit the post with his header. Fanad were reduced to 10 men in the 85th when Jordan McBride received a 2nd yellow card following a clash with Oisin Duffy. Kyle Black had two more chances in the closing stages but shot over then wide on both occasions. Best for Fanad were Johnny Logue, Glenn McNulty and Oisin Hasset. Best for Swilly were Oisin Duffy, Kyle Black and Conor Gormley.Fanad United Res: Joe Coll, Ronan Sweeney (Conor McGonigle 79), Mylie McBride, Dean McCarry (Jaydee Azawiye 57), Glenn McNulty, Johnny Logue, Conor Matthewson (Conor Blaney 65), Jordan McBride, David Edwards, Oisin Hasset, Adam Serrinha  Swilly Rovers Res: Caolan Bolton, Ryan McDaid, David Fisher, Anthony Fisher, Conor Gormley, Kyle Black, Kevin Coyle (Cathal Diver 57), Daniel O’Donnell, Gorey McCahill (Glenn McElhinney 55), Brian Pyper (Marty McDaid 65), Cormac Toland (Oisin Duffy 55) Ref: Vincent McLaughlin FixturesWednesday, June 18th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLFinn Harps Res. v Swilly Rovers Ref. S. TonerDonegal News League CupGroup BDerry City Res. v Fanad Utd. Ref. T. McAree Saturday, June 21st at 2pmDPD Division 1Drumkeen Utd. Res. v Fanad Utd. Res. Ref. T. McAreeSwilly Rovers Res. v Bonagee Utd. Res. Ref. P. Duddy Sunday, June 22nd at 2pmDonegal News League CupGroup ABonagee Utd. v Cockhill Celtic Ref. S. TonerGroup BFanad Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. P. Duddy Wednesday, June 25th at 7:30pmDonegal News League CupGroup ADrumkeen Utd. v Swilly Rovers Ref. T. McAreeGroup BLetterkenny Rovers v Finn Harps Res. Ref. P. CollWednesday, July 2nd at 7:30pmKnockalla Caravans Cup Semi-final (e.t. & pens)Swilly Rovers v Cockhill Celtic Ref. TBCDonegal News League CupGroup BFinn Harps Res. v Derry City Res. Ref. V. McLaughlin4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE ROUND-UP was last modified: June 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE ROUND-UPlast_img read more

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Soccer: USL boss believes his team can win FAI Intermediate tournament

first_img3.30pmMunster Senior League v Leinster Senior LeagueO’Shea Park, Blarney Sunday, October 16, 10.45amLeinster Senior League v Connacht                                    Ringmahon ParkMunster Senior League v Ulster Senior League    Turner’s CrossSoccer: USL boss believes his team can win FAI Intermediate tournament was last modified: October 12th, 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) PETER MORAN believes that his Ulster Senior League squad can compete for and win the Michael Ward Trophy at this weekend’s FAI Intermediate Interprovincial Tournament in Cork.Moran, the Bonagee United manager, has taken over as manager of the team from Donal O’Brien, who won this tournament in 2013 and 2014.Moran was part of the backroom team last year, when the USL lost their three games, but he says his men will be ready for the battle in Cork this weekend.“I believe that we’re going down to Cork with a very strong squad. We’re going down to be competitive and to bring back the trophy,” he said at a press briefing on Tuesday at Café Davitt in Letterkenny. “I was disappointed last year that we didn’t win it. I’ve told all the players that we want to win it. There is no sense in going down there just to make up the numbers.“We are missing some experience from the squad, but that’s natural when you’re going away for three full days – men at this level have other commitments.“But I have no regrets with the squad we have. A few young guys will get a chance and won’t let us down. We’ll go down there and do the Ulster Senior League proud.”The USL concluded preparations on Tuesday night with a 5-2 win at Dergview, Stephen Duffy netting three with Conor Tourish and Davitt Walsh also on the mark. Youngsters like Duffy could be key this weekend given that Moran will be without the likes of Malachy McDermott, Garbhan Friel, Jimmy Bradley, David Shovlin and Matthew Crossan.Moran knows the League well from his years at Bonagee and says he is honoured to be taking charge of the representative side.He said: “To be asked to do this job is a massive honour. It’s the highest job I can do in this League. Donal invited me in last year to see what it was.“It was good to be there and to see that. It’s the best playes that each province can put out.“There are some quality footballers up here. There is talent in Donegal, in the Ulster Senior League. It takes a lot of commitment and effort to play at this level.” The USL team begin the weekend on Friday night against Leinster Senior League at St Mary’s Park before taking on Connacht at Corinthians Park on Saturday ahead of a clash with hosts Munster at Turner’s Cross on Sunday.Moran said: “We can’t lose on Friday. We have to come out of it with something. We’ll be down on Friday and will prepare as best we can. We’ll get down early and give it the best go we can.“Donal brought a real professionalism to it. The League has backed us and that’s right. These players are going away to represent their clubs and their families as well as their League.“The players are giving of their time so it’s only right that they be backed when they’re doing that.” FIXTURESFriday, October 14, 7.30pmLeinster Senior League v Ulster Senior League     St Mary’s ParkConnacht v Munster Senior League                                    Knockgriffin, Midletoncenter_img Saturday, October 151.30pmUlster Senior League v Connacht                            Corinthians Parklast_img read more

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