Anderson can shatter Class Two hurdles record

first_img Anderson admits that she was a bit nervous in early season as she saw what her rivals did a year ago and was going up against them for the first time. “Coming into Class Two, I knew it was going to be very difficult because both Freeman and Allison are very good hurdlers, but after beating them both this season, I am now over that, and I am confident knowing that there is no more fear,” she said. Anderson will also start favourite to win the 200 metres. She has registered the fastest time among her peers so far after clocking 24.30 seconds at the Central Championships and is confident that she will win double gold. Freeman is her main rival in both events. “Daszay (Freeman) is a great competitor, and I see her as my main danger. I will be hoping to get a good start to ensure I am successful in both events,” she concluded. – R.G. A BIT NERVOUS A year after her record-breaking performance in the Class Three 80 metres hurdles, Vere Technical’s Britany Anderson will be looking to continue that fine form when she steps up in class at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships next week. Anderson, who also won the long jump last year, has dropped the field event and will instead compete in the 200 metres. The 16-year-old has been in terrific form so far this season, and after losing in her first attempt in the Class Two 100m hurdles at the Wint-McKenley meet, she has been on fire since. Twice this season she has gone under the Class Two Champs record of 13.38 seconds with times of 13.18 and 13.21 at the Youngster Goldsmith meet and at the Carifta Trials, respectively. These are the two fastest times at the World Youth level this year. Anderson has also beaten last year’s Class Two winner, Manchester High’s Daszay Freeman, and the bronze medallist Shanette Allison of Holmwood Technical. She expects to go even faster at Champs. “I am very confident of going much faster as I think I am in 13.1 shape, and with the expected competition from my main rivals, I know this will push me for a fast time,” she said.last_img read more

Pocari using Pablo’s absence as motivation to win bronze

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Pocari’s skipper hurt her back during the Lady Warriors’ warm ups before the third semifinals game against Creamline and Pablo will likely miss Game 2 of the bronze medal series.Pablo’s absence, however, does not deter the Lady Warriors, as they’re more motivated to deliver without their captain leading them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We’re definitely more motivated and we’re more shellshocked today that when it happened,” said import Madeline Palmer Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Without Pablo, Palmer shouldered much of the offensive load and put up 24 points in the Lady Warriors’ five-set win, 25-22, 17-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-11, over the Perlas Spikers. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names PVL: Pocari nears bronze, beats BanKo In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As if Pocari Sweat-Air Force’s loss in the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference didn’t hurt enough, the former champions would once again be put to the test in the bronze medal series.The Lady Warriors already got a 1-0 edge in their best-of-three duel with BanKo but they are looking at a second game without captain Myla Pablo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “Though we’re already used to it and we adjusted,” said Palmer. “We have capable players on the bench and anybody can come in and have a great game.”Arielle Love helped Palmer with the offensive duties and put up 17 points while Del Palomata also turned in a solid performance with 13 points.Palmer said, although they’ve adjusted to Pablo’s presence, that it’s still a different vibe playing without their usual offensive option.“It’s definitely different because we usually have three hitters who are the go-to’s and now we just have Love and me,” said Palmer.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race PLAY LIST 01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 MOST READlast_img read more

‘Liberia Still in 18th Century Health System’

first_imgAn eminent and specialized Liberian medical doctor and surgeon has described the Liberian healthcare delivery system as an “18th century health system” with Liberians only surviving through goodwill gesture of foreign partners.Dr. Vuyu Golakai, who is also the Dean of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine at the University of Liberia, stressed in a power point presentation during Liberia’s observation of the 21st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that, for people to feel the impact of good a  healthcare system, government needs to generate a condition that will bring to realization such impact.He noted that availability of healthcare, accessibility, acceptability and quality make the impact of healthcare felt.The fearless and outspoken Liberian medical doctor emphasized that the health system of Liberia has remained vulnerable as a result of failure and unfairness on the part of government to invest therein.Additionally, Dr. Golakai said taxpayers’ money has been used to sponsor more doctors in foreign countries to return and provide services to the government for a few years, but those very Liberians after completing their studies fail to fulfill their vows.He recalled that more than 100 Liberian doctors have been trained in foreign countries, but only 25 are in the country while the rest are abroad.Were those doctors fair enough to return home, Liberia would be one of the best in Africa; but after being sponsored by taxpayers’ money, they have changed their nationality.He further emphasized that healthcare as a right under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not accessible and available to the ordinary Liberian people because the entire system is broken down.“Do you know why Ebola continues to be present in Monrovia?  It is because Monrovia is very dirty with garbage and human waste spread all over.  You do not expect the “City” to be free of disease when dirt is all over,” Dr. Golakai stressed.He also indicated that transparency is completely absent in the health sector, with health workers engaged in taking bribes from patients before attending to them.He again blamed it on government and the system that has been created, noting that because people are not punished for their wrong doing, they take advantage of it to continuously exhibit unethical behavior.“We health workers have not failed you, but your government has failed you.  If I do wrong and I’m made to bear punishment for my wrong doing, I will not repeat it.  But your government does not have such as system in place, so they have failed you and not we,” he added.Regarding the Ebola outbreak, Dr. Golakai squarely blamed World Health Organization’s Director, Margaret Chan for showing insensitivity to the disaster at the early stage.“This woman knew that Ebola is a deadly disease that broke out in neighboring Guinea, but she kept quiet for some months until it began spreading in Liberia and Sierra Leone before she could call for emergency.  It is not that they like us, but there was an agenda, and the agenda has manifested itself.  The call is meant to bring in money to the World Health Organization through Liberia and other affected countries,” Dr. Golakai noted.He attributed the decline of Ebola in Liberia to interventions by the United States and other partners but again stressed that U.S. especially was playing its role amidst shame and interest.“They colonized us and have been doing little to impact their former colony.  Moreover, they are interested in our oil, and so they have to play the role they play now,” he said amidst huge applause.Meanwhile, Dr. Golakai stressed that because of the Liberian government’s insensitivity to the health sector, the 20% budgetary allotment pronounced to be sent there has not come.  He further noted, “Because the system is vulnerable, your leaders use taxpayers’ money to travel abroad for medication while your clinics and hospitals are without essential drugs and other supplies.”Dr. Golakai also lashed out at President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for appointing people in government on the basis of friendship which, according to him, has caused under performance in her administration and yielding nothing for the Liberian people.Dr. Golakai who declared that he has never voted in Liberia and will not vote because Liberian politicians are not trustworthy, urged the audience to talk to the President to listen to pieces of expert advice from people and stop running the government on the basis of friendship.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Premier League threatens legal action over Saudi piracy

first_img0Shares0000The English Premier League is beginning legal action in Saudi Arabia to protect its exclusive broadcaster in the Middle East Qatar-based beIN Sport © AFP/File / ERIC PIERMONTLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 21 – The English Premier League said Tuesday it is taking steps to bring legal action in Saudi Arabia to resolve a piracy issue over the televising of its matches and to protect its authorised broadcaster Qatar-based beIN Media Group.The EPL said it had seen “compelling evidence” that all 20 of its matches shown over the first two weekends of this season’s campaign had been broadcast illegally by a pirate TV channel called “beoutQ’. BeIN Sports was only recently awarded the exclusive broadcasting rights across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for another three seasons up to the 2021/22 campaign after paying ‘tens of millions’ for them.“The Premier League takes piracy in all its forms extremely seriously and is committed to working with its broadcast partners and regulatory authorities in territories all around the world to stop the non-authorised exploitation of its content,” read a statement from the EPL.“As such, the Premier League has appointed legal counsel in Saudi Arabia to begin the process of bringing legal action against the parties involved in this piracy.“Given the strong copyright framework in Saudi Arabia, the Premier League is confident that the Saudi Arabian authorities will ultimately uphold its clear rights when the action is commenced.”It is the latest development in a long-running war over illegal broadcasts fuelled by a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.Earlier this month BeIN — which has paid billions of dollars to secure exclusive rights to broadcast English Premier League and French Ligue 1 matches live — said it had “irrefutable evidence” that beoutQ was illegally showing hundreds of live European football matches.It added they were being carried on the Saudi-based satellite provider Arabsat.US company Cisco Systems, Swiss firm NAGRA and Overon, based in Spain, carried out the research for beIN.BeIN claims that since last October the pirate channel beoutQ has been illegally transmitting its broadcasts.Saudi Arabia and Arabsat have denied any links with beoutQ.The piracy scheme operated during the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beIN said tournament matches were illegally broadcast.The row has been dragging in major sporting federations, alarmed that expensively-acquired television rights may be at risk.In July, FIFA said it was preparing to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against pirate broadcasters.The piracy issue has surfaced at a politically sensitive time in the Gulf, with Doha boycotted by Riyadh and other neighbours, in a highly fractious diplomatic and economic dispute.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNÁIN’S STUNNING NATIONAL CONCERT HALL PERFORMANCE

first_imgDDTV: Earlier this week 80 pupils from County Donegal travelled to the National Concert Hall in Dublin for the finals of the Waltons School Music Competition. Since then those unlucky not to have been there have been keen to see the performance which landed Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin’s  trophy and cheque for taking second place.Well, we’ve just received the video from Walton’s – and here it is.Click play to watch and enjoy the Letterkenny school pupils’ performance….  DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNÁIN’S STUNNING NATIONAL CONCERT HALL PERFORMANCE was last modified: May 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:gaelscoil ADHAMNÁINletterkennynational schoolvideoWaltons Music Competition 2014last_img read more

BUS DRIVER PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX ATTACKS ON SISTERS DURING ‘SWEET GAMES’

first_imgLeo McFarland pleaded guilty to eleven charges of indecent assault of two sisters. Pic by Northwest Newspix.A bus driver has pleaded guilty to 11 charges of sexual assault against two sisters during which he tricked them into playing ‘sweet games’ while he abused them.Leo McFarland had originally pleaded not guilty to a total fo 53 charges against sisters Cathy and Caroline Brady in Carndonagh when they were children for two years between 1983 and 1985. However McFarland, a 57 year old father-of-five, dramatically changed his plea and admitted to eleven of the charges against the women.The sisters addressed Letterkenny Circuit Court and said they would like to waive their anonymity in order for McFarland to be identified.The women were indecently assaulted by McFarland in the kitchen of his home in the Inishowen town of Carndonagh and in his mini-bus during the 1980s.The two girls were assaulted when one was aged between 5 and 7 years and the other between 7 and 9 years.McFarland was a neighbour of the victims at the time on Convent Road, Carndonagh and was friendly with the two victims and their family.The first woman revealed how the alleged attacker would assault her in his kitchen while her sister waited outside in the hall.Cathy Brady fought back tears as she revealed how she has turned to drink and also tried to take her own life as a result of the alleged attacks.“He  would ask us to look for sweets in his pocket. There would be a hole (in his trouser pocket). He would say ‘move about more and more and squeeze and look for it’. It was his penis. There was never sweets.“That happened every two to three days. It was on a regular basis. He would then go to the press and get the sweets. They were never in his pockets.”She also revealed how McFarland preyed upon her in a vehicle and would sexually interfere with her by inserting his finger into her vagina and her back passage.She told her mother of the attacks and her mother then spoke with her daughters’  attacker.McFarland and his family moved from the area a number of months later.Cathy Brady said she did not inform the Gardai for a number of years as she was friendly with some of the man’s daughters.She initially went to Gardai in 2008 but said she did not have the courage to go ahead with the complaint but reactivated her statement in 2010.Judge John O’Hagan ordered that McFarland, who now lives Oak Grove, Millfield, Buncrana, be placed on the sex offenders register and adjourned the case until the next sitting of the circuit court in April.He also asked for the victims to prepare a victim impact report and offered them to come forward and give those reports.BUS DRIVER PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX ATTACKS ON SISTERS DURING ‘SWEET GAMES’ was last modified: February 3rd, 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:bus driverCarndonaghdonegalInishwoenLeo McFarlandsex attackssweet gameslast_img read more

GAA: DONEGAL’S GREATEST TEAM OF THE LAST 50 YEARS NAMED

first_imgGAA: Donegal’s greatest team of the past half century was named in the Irish Independent today.The paper includes just two of the current squad in its line-up – alongside the recently departed Kevin Cassidy.The full line-up is: Seamus Hoare (goalkeeper).Full backs – Karl Lacey, Pauric McShea, Barry McGowenHalf-backs – Brian McEniff, Martin Gavigan, Kevin CassidyMidfield – Anthony Molloy, Sean Ferriter Half-forwards – Martin Carney, Martin McHugh, Mickey McLooneFull-forwards – Tony Boyle, Michael Murphy, Manus Boyle.A full write-up is in a special supplement inside today’s Irish Independent. GAA: DONEGAL’S GREATEST TEAM OF THE LAST 50 YEARS NAMED was last modified: May 14th, 2012 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) Tags:GAA: DONEGAL’S GREATEST TEAM OF THE LAST 50 YEARS NAMEDlast_img read more

ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgCOUNTY DONEGAL RESULTSRadio na Gaeltachta Senior ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 15-Sep-2013 Ardara 0 – 10 0 – 5 Gaoth Dobhair O Donnell ParkMount Errigal Junior B ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 15-Sep-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 0 – 9 2 – 9 Naomh Ultan DonegalMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2013 Realt na Mara G.F.C 1 – 9 0 – 8 Naomh Mhuire BundoranRadio na Gaeltachta Senior ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 15-Sep-2013 Kilcar 0 – 7 0 – 8 Glenswilly Mac Cumhaill ParkMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2013 Realt na Mara G.F.C 2 – 3 3 – 12 Naomh Mhuire Bundoran Hurling ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2013 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s 1 – 9 1 – 13 Sean Mac Cumhaill St Eunan’sRadio na Gaeltachta Senior ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Killybegs 2 – 11 2 – 7 Sean MacCumhaills ConvoyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 St Michaels 1 – 17 3 – 7 Four Masters St Michael’sMarley Coaches Division 5 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Ardara 6 – 13 0 – 6 Glenswilly ArdaraCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Gaeil Fhánada 1 – 16 0 – 7 Naomh Columba Pairc Uí ShiailMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 An Clochán Liath 1 – 9 1 – 11 Termon DungloeMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Milford 6 – 14 0 – 4 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin Moyle ParkRadio na Gaeltachta Senior ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 St Eunans 2 – 7 3 – 12 Malin Bun CrannachaCentra Supermarket U21 B Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Gleann Fhinne 1 – 14 2 – 5 Naomh Colmcille Gleann SúilíMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 An Clochán Liath 4 – 14 2 – 8 Termon DungloeCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Fanad Gaels 2 – 20 0 – 7 Naomh Columba Pairc Uí ShiailCentra Supermarket U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Convoy 2 – 7 3 – 15 Naomh Conaill Gleann FhinneMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Cloughaneely 2 – 11 2 – 11 Buncrana CloughaneelyHurling ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Burt 3 – 13 2 – 14 Setanta O Donnell ParkDONEGAL NORTHU13 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2013 Carndonagh 10 – 16 2 – 1 Naomh Colmcille Newtown Carndonagh15-Sep-2013 Convoy 9 – 17 1 – 2 Naomh Padraig Lifford ConvoyU13 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2013 St Eunans 4 – 3 3 – 6 Naomh Padraig Muff O Donnell Park-Letterkenny15-Sep-2013 Sean MacCumhaills 1 – 5 0 Gaoth Dobhair Mac Cumhaill ParkU13 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2013 Red Hughs 8 – 2 0 – 3 Glenfin CrossroadsU13 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2013 St Eunans B 5 – 7 4 – 4 Milford O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 St Eunans 2 – 13 2 – 11 Gaoth Dobhair O Donnell Park-Letterkenny League finalU13 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Sep-2013 Buncrana 7 – 14 1 – 6 Letterkenny Gaels Scarvey-BuncranaU13 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Sep-2013 Sean MacCumhaills B 1 – 2 5 – 10 Downings Mac Cumhaill ParkDONEGAL SOUTHUnder 13 League Division 1 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Dungloe 2 – 8 1 – 3 Kilcar DungloeUnder 13 League Division 1 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Four Masters 5 – 13 8 – 8 Aodh Ruadh Four MastersUnder 13 League Division 1 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2013 Naomh Conaill 11 – 8 2 – 9 CLG Naomh Muire Naomh ConnaillUnder 16 Championship Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Sep-2013 Dungloe 0 – 8 0 – 8 Ardara Naomh Connaill PLAY OFF. EXTRA TIME IF REQUIRED Linesman Ronan Odonnell & ConniUnder 16 Championship Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Sep-2013 Kilcar 2 – 8 1 – 10 Na Rossa Ardara PLAY OFF. EXTRATIME IF REQUIRED. Linesman Declan Callaghan & MarUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Sep-2013 Naomh Naille 2 – 11 1 – 14 Na Rossa Ardara SEMI FINAL, Extra Time If Required. Old PitchUnder 16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment09-Sep-2013 Ardara 0 – 15 1 – 12 Dungloe Naomh Connaill LEAGUE SEMI FINAL09-Sep-2013 Naomh Conaill 2 – 8 2 – 7 Aodh Ruadh Four Masters LEAGUE SEMI FINALALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: September 15th, 2013 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 GAA resultslast_img read more

The colour kit England will wear against Colombia may be a good omen

first_img 2 And it looks set to be a colourful occasion as it’s been decided England will sport their red kits against the South American side – who will play in their iconic yellow jerseys.England wearing red could come as a good omen as well.Southgate’s men got their Russia campaign off to a great start with a last-gasp victory over Tunisia and England wore red in that game.But what is perhaps more significant is the fact England wore a red kit in their last competitive game against Colombia – which saw the Three Lions run out 2-0 winners at the 1998 World Cup in France.England have sported a number of classic kits over the years and let’s also not forget the fact that England wore red when they became world champions in 1966… 2 England will wear red against Colombia just like they did in their opener against Tunisia center_img England take on Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup in a game that has been described as the Three Lions’ biggest in a decade by manager Gareth Southgate.Whether you believe this or not we can all agree that the current crop of England players must look good ahead of the clash. England wore red during their historic World Cup triumph over West Germanylast_img read more

EXODUS FOR BIG GAME STARTS TODAY AS FEEL-GOOD FACTOR SWEEP DONEGAL

first_imgThe exodus to the capital starts today.Some 30,000 Donegal fans are expected to turn up at Croke Park this Sunday for the much-anticipated All Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin.The county is awash with colour as All-Ireland fever sweeps across Donegal. But many have decided to leave today to make a weekend of partying out of it in Dublin.Many of city’s well-known hotels frequently used by the Donegal contingent including the Skylon, the D2 and the Burlington are already reporting brisk business thanks to Donegal fans.However Gardai are appealing to fans to take extra care as a large volume of traffic makes the long journey to Dublin.Back at home hard-pressed pubs and restaurants are hoping for a spin-off from the All-Ireland weekend. Many are offering deals on both food and drink in the hope of pulling in revelers to get their tills ringing once again.And that’s just a semi-final.What’s going to happen if we put one over on the Dubs?!The fight-back against the recession could very well start on Sunday afternoon.Ends EXODUS FOR BIG GAME STARTS TODAY AS FEEL-GOOD FACTOR SWEEP DONEGAL was last modified: August 26th, 2011 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:donegaldublinGAAlast_img read more