Jamaica begins preparations

first_imgJamaica will start a training camp in preparation for a historic appearance at the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Futsal Championship to be held in Havana, Cuba, January 22-26.A 16-man squad was named by player/coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore to start training today at the National Indoors Sports Centre.A total of eight teams, divided into two groups, will participate in the CFU tournament.Group One comprises: Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, CuraÁao and Guyana, while Group Two features host Cuba, Guadeloupe, Jamaica and St Maarten.Jamaica is scheduled to face Guadeloupe on January 22 in the opening game at the Sala Polivalente Kid Chocolate Complex in Cuba.The top three from the CFU will advance to the CONCACAF Championship on May 8-15 in Costa Rica. After that, the top four will advance to the 2016 World Futsal Championship.The training squad is: Anthony Marks, Savian Maxwell, Loran Lewis, Jason Wint, Theodore Whitmore, Fabian Taylor, Edsel Scott, Ramone Sibley, Jerome Haughton, David Swaby, Marcelino Blackburn, Shavar Blake, Marvin Morgan, Michily Waul, Donovan Carey and Kemeel Wolfe.last_img read more

Martina Hingis to retire again after WTA Finals

first_imgFILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 file photo, Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, kisses the women’s doubles championship trophy next to partner Chan Yung-Jan, of Taiwan, not pictured, after beating Katerina Siniakova, of Czech Republic, and Lucie Hradecka, of the Czech Republic, in the women’s doubles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Martina Hingis announced Thursday, Oct. 26 that she will retire from tennis for the third time in her career at the end of the ongoing WTA Finals. The Swiss initially confirmed the news on Twitter and Facebook after winning her quarterfinal doubles match.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)SINGAPORE — Martina Hingis announced Thursday that she will retire from tennis for the third time in her career at the end of the ongoing WTA Finals.The Swiss initially confirmed the news on Twitter and Facebook after winning her quarterfinal doubles match. The top-seeded pair, Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan of Taipei, defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ In 2013, Hingis returned to tennis as a doubles-only player. She won 10 of her Grand Slam doubles titles since coming out of retirement in 2013.“I’m looking forward to the things ahead of me, and tennis will always be a part of my life,” Hingis said, adding that “the travel will definitely be one thing I won’t miss anymore.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set This year, Hingis has won nine women’s doubles titles, including the U.S. Open with Chan. She also won the Wimbledon and U.S. Open mixed doubles trophies with Jamie Murray.Hingis won last year’s WTA Finals doubles title with Sania Mirza of India.Hingis first walked away from tennis in 2003 because of injuries.She returned to the sport in 2006, but after testing positive for cocaine during the 2007 Wimbledon tournament she left the game again. Despite having already retired, in 2008 she was sentenced to a two-year ban from tennis for the positive drug test.“The previous times (I retired) I always had things in the back of my head that I might be able to, singles and then doubles, might be able to do that,” Hingis said. “I think now it’s definite. Before I was thinking I might come back.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I told Latisha (Chan) from the start (of the year), ‘Hey this will probably be my last year,” Hingis said. “Probably people think after a season like this (to continue) but I think it’s perfect timing because you want to stop on top.”“I couldn’t ask for a better finish.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 37-year-old Hingis amassed five Grand Slam singles titles, 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, and seven Grand Slam mixed doubles titles during her stop-start career.Overall, she has won 43 singles and 64 doubles titles, and was one of six players to hold the No. 1 ranking in singles and doubles at the same time in her career. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting style 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao eyes comeback fight in Kuala Lumpur, says source

first_imgSaulong falls to Japanese champ Iwasa in title fight Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Manny Pacquiao. Tristan Tamayo / INQUIRER.net file photoForget about Manny Pacquiao going to the United States for his return bout this year.A confidante of the eight-division world champion said Pacquiao is looking at Kuala Lumpur instead, with either April 29 or May 5 as the preferred dates.ADVERTISEMENT 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The opponent has yet to be named, although Pacquiao has earlier declared that he would like to fight World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthyse on his comeback drive after losing his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last July 2.READ: Pacquiao wants Matthysse; Arum picks AlvaradoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkApparently, Paquiao dismissed the proposition that he fights former world champion Mike Alvarado in the undercard of the Horn-Terence Crawford tussle for the WBO 147-pound title on April 14 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.Pacquiao’s Senate media chief, Aquiles Zonio, said the “fighting senator” felt “insulted” by the decision of Bob Arum, Top Rank Promotions head honcho, to make his comeback fight a mere undercard. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Zonio also clarified that Pacquiao’s decision to turn down Alvarado as his next foe has nothing to do with a conflict in schedule involving his legislative duties since the Senate is on break from March 23 to May 1. /jpvRELATED STORYArum open to Pacquiao-Matthysse but not in AprilADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

ONE: Danny Kingad survives Japanese challenger for unanimous decision win

first_imgKingad regained momentum and repeatedly went for the takedown in the suceeding rounds but Wakamatsu proved as powerful as his punches and was able to escape the mount until the final bell.Photo from ONE ChampionshipBut Kingad, able to stagger Wakamatsu with loaded strikes and knee stomps, did enough to get the nod of the judges for his third straight victory this year. He hiked his record to 7-1.The Baguio native’s win ensured that the Philippine delegation will go home with the victory after Jomary Torres failed in her bid in the preliminary round. Joshua Pacio is set to challenge for the belt in the mainer.The main card has been nothing short of entertaining with quick finishes and upsets highlighting the night.Kairat Akhmetov dominated Mao Hao Bin from the opening bell for the unanimous decision victory, while Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev made quick work of Timofey Nastyukhin.ADVERTISEMENT Wakamatsu, who is making his debut in the promotion, managed to send Kingad to the mat after a kick to the leg in the first round but the Team Lakay fighter quickly recovered, going for the rear naked choke before the Japanese foe wiggled out as the bell rang.Team Lakay’s Danny Kingad wins via unanimous decision after that explosive fight against Yuya Wakamatsu! @ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/W0R4qlECrjFEATURED 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 Chriss— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 22, 2018 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad PLAY LIST 01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BanKo blasts Iriga-Navy in PVL opener MOST READ LATEST STORIES Koyomi Matsushima, meanwhile, pulled off an upset of a stoppage against Marat Gafurov, one of the top fighters in the featherweight division,Matsushima pounded Garurov, a former world champion, with a barrage of strikes prompting the referee to stop the fight 2:41 in round one.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA—Danny Kingad withstood a tough challenge from Yuya Wakamatsu and came away with a unanimous decision victory Saturday night in thei ONE: Conquest of Heroes flyweight bout at Jakarta Convention Center here.Neither fighter gave an inch for three rounds, with both Kingad and Yakamatsu connecting on solid hits after another to the delight of the appreciative crowd.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Crash victims’ families feel void

first_imgThe crash occurred about 1:45a.m. on Aug.7 on the Golden State Freeway. The following day was Ok’s birthday. Ok and the couple’s two children, Jason, 10, and Christine, 8, were in the car at the time but were unharmed. Also unhurt were two teens, neighbors of the Tun family, who were traveling with the group. They had just spent the week visiting Pok – a family friend and mother of seven, ages 4 to 15 – who had picked them up and was driving them back home from Fresno because they had no car at the time. Chelsea Elise Arcos, a graduate of Saugus High School who was then attending College of the Canyons, is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license. Authorities said she was drunk when she drove into the pair. Arcos, whose father, Robert Arcos, is a lieutenant with the Los Angeles Police Department, remains free on $250,000 bail. Earlier this month, a judge ordered her to trial. Her arraignment is set for Tuesday. Tun was one of seven children in his family, which emigrated from war-torn Cambodia to the United States in the 1980s. He was born in Cambodia. Still speaking of him in the present tense, his sister Tisha Tun, 26, remembers her older brother’s warmth. “He is a really loving guy,” she said haltingly. “He’s not the richest guy, but whatever you need, he’ll give it to you if he has it. I know he’s always got my back; I know he’s always there for me, no matter what.” Tisha lived with her brother and sister-in-law for two years rent-free while studying at California State University, Long Beach, to be a teacher. He lent her his car each day after she had dropped him off at work. She said one of Pok’s teenage sons told her that his family would like to attend the court hearings but cannot afford to. She said Pok’s sons live with their grandmother in Fresno, and their uncle provides their sole means of support. Noy Panithpol, 31, a family friend for years, rooms with Tisha Tun in Long Beach. Panithpol cares for Jason and Christine on weekends, and Panithpol also speaks of John Tun as if he were still alive. “John is the type who would never get mad at anybody,” said Panithpol, a district adviser for a local newspaper. “He likes to joke around. Most people liked him.” Panithpol recalls hearing Song Tun, John’s mom, lament the irony of escaping flying bullets from the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia only to have a family member felled in Santa Clarita. Panithpol has been at Ok’s side during court hearings and accompanied Tisha Tun when she identified her brother’s body for the coroner. After the crash, Tisha often wept at night. “(She would) tell me to wake him, to go get him wherever he is,” Panithpol said. “She didn’t want to accept the fact he was dead.” At the time of the crash, John Tun was unemployed, but earlier he had performed maintenance at the nearby railroad terminal, Panithpol said. His family lived with Ok’s older sister. Panithpol said the family has drawn closer since the crash, planning more outings together. Panithpol said the kids are mum about the loss of their dad, but sometimes Christine – “a daddy’s girl” – remembers him fondly in a roundabout way. “She’ll say to her mom, `Can you fry us some eggs the way Daddy used to do?”‘ Panithpol said. Tun’s body was dragged 150feet in the crash. The kids saw their mom run to their dad but were shielded from seeing his body. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – John Tun was just passing through Santa Clarita one summer night last year, riding in a car packed with family and friends on their way home from a vacation up north, when a tire went flat on the freeway. The tire never was fixed, and John never made it home to Long Beach. A 20-year-old Santa Clarita woman faces trial in the drunk-driving crash that killed Tun and Thoung Pok, who stood beside him on the shoulder as he prepared to change the flat tire on her car. Prosecutors say the driver hit the pair before Tun could finish. “We still miss him; it’s still hard for us,” said Rumchoul Ok, 27, Tun’s wife of 10 years. “It was so unbelievable, even though it happened right before my eyes.” last_img

New software presents frustrations, but ministry, school district address concerns

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — While conceding there were problems following last September’s roll-out of the new $100-million ‘My-Ed-BC’ software to replace the widely criticized $100-million BC-e-SIS student information system, Minister of Education Mike Bernier also says many of the concerns have already been successfully addressed.The latest complaints about the system have come from the Chair of the Sunshine Coast, Powell River School Board — which is demanding compensation, which the ministry says it won’t get, for what it claims are thousands of dollars in costs — in dealing with the software.- Advertisement -Mr. Bernier believes their issues and complaints date back to quite a few months ago, but he also says the ministry will reach out to them and find out more about their concerns.Meantime, here in Peace River North, District 60 Superintendent Dave Sloan says it would be a stretch to say implementation was ‘seamless’ — but he adds:last_img read more

Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron

first_imgHowever, Klopp wants to retain the passion inside the stadium without the ugly scenes outside, which are the subject of a UEFA investigation.“In the stadium do it again and better. Outside the stadium, please show the respect we have to show,” said Klopp on Monday.“This is such an outstanding football club, an outstanding football family, known for fantastic atmospheres all over the world, so we don’t need to throw whatever at the bus of the opposing team.”The Italians will be greeted by at least one familiar face in Mohamed Salah, but it is the Egyptian who poses the biggest threat to their dream of returning to the final for the first time since they lost to Liverpool on home soil in 1984.Salah made the move from the Italian capital to Anfield just 10 months ago, and has surpassed all expectations since with an incredible 41 goals in 46 Liverpool appearances to already net more times than he did in two years for Roma.The 25-year-old was rewarded for his brilliant campaign by winning the Premier League’s Players’ Player of the Year award on Sunday evening, beating off stiff competition from Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to the prize.“I’m really happy for him, really proud of that, it is a fantastic achievement. I think if all the other players vote for you it means most to all players,” added Klopp.“In a season like this, when Kevin De Bruyne played a season like he did, it made it even more special.”Henderson believes Liverpool’s run to the semi-finals is just the start of their success under Klopp. © AFP / Anthony Devlin– Start of something special-Despite their rich heritage in the competition as five-time winners, Liverpool haven’t been in the last four of the Champions League for a decade.And captain Jordan Henderson believes this season’s run to the semis can be the start of something special under Klopp.“Hopefully this is the start of something special with this squad,” said the England international.“The manager has been brilliant since he has come to the club. We’ve improved every season and done brilliant this season to get this stage.”However, even Klopp’s men’s 5-1 thrashing of Premier League champions City over two legs in the last eight was upstaged by Roma coming from 4-1 down in the first leg of their quarter-final with Barcelona to progress on away goals thanks to a famous 3-0 second-leg win.Klopp admitted he thought it was a joke when he was first informed of Roma’s result against Barca, but insists both sides should believe they can be European champions despite the presence of powerhouses Bayern Munich and 12-time winners Real Madrid in the other semi-final.“If anyone thinks we two are the underdogs, who cares? We are in the semi-final and can go to the final.”However, Roma coach Eusebio di Francesco warned that the pace of Liverpool’s prolific front three of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino — who have combined for 83 goals this season — offers a very different threat to Barca’s Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.“We are facing a different rival from Barcelona and we need to be ready for that different challenge,” said Di Francesco.“We have to play our football, impose our style and make the most of Liverpool’s weaknesses.“We showed in the last league game we have progressed in our mentality and we need to show that again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Klopp want to retain Anfield’s famous atmosphere without the scenes that mired a 3-0 quarter-final, first leg win over Manchester City. © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club’s fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City’s team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.City became just the latest victims of a famous European night at Anfield on the pitch three weeks ago as Liverpool raced into a 3-0 first leg lead that laid the foundations for their 5-1 aggregate victory over the English champions in the quarter-finals.last_img read more

Man United star insists he has no problem with Jose Mourinho’s public criticism

first_imgChris Smalling says he enjoys a “very good relationship” with Jose Mourinho, despite the Manchester United manager’s apparent criticism over the defender’s fitness record.Mourinho has appeared unimpressed by the number of games the England trio of Smalling, Luke Shaw and Phil Jones have missed this season, repeatedly querying if some of his players have the right mental attitude.He also called directly on Smalling and Jones to “be brave” when they were sidelined during the Red Devils’ demanding April schedule.But Smalling insists there is no discord with Mourinho, telling Sky Sports News HQ: “We speak very closely with the manager and we have got a very good relationship.“All throughout my injury we spoke about the process and when I would be back so it is good that the manager wants you because ultimately he has got that decision of whether you play or not.“You can take positives from it in that the manager wants you out on that pitch. He wants you to represent him and be that fighter and warrior for him.”Smalling was, though, keen to make it clear he is as frustrated as anyone by his time out of the side.“Obviously with a knee injury there are certain protocols that need to happen,” he said.“With the medical staff and with the coaches, we are pushing all the time. As players we don’t want to be sitting on the touchline or watching the games in the directors’ box. That is no fun.“We have pushed as much as we can and I am glad to be back.”Mourinho believes an EFL Cup and Europa League double would represent good progress for the season, should United beat Ajax in the final of the continental competition on May 24.But Smalling remains unhappy about missing out on the Premier League’s top four.“It does eat away at you,” said the 27-year-old. “With where we are in the league now, it eats away at you that all those teams are above you and the points that you have dropped.“We will learn a lot from this year to make sure that we don’t get this same feeling again. “Even with the EFL Cup and the Europa League, we are far better than that position. We haven’t shown that but next season we will definitely rectify that.” 1 Jose Mourinho and Chris Smalling last_img read more


first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTES  12/04/2016 CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTO The numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 5, 7, 13, 24.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Paul Harkin, Gala, Donegal Town Rd.Next weeks jackpot is €4850.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!! CAPPRY ROVERS Cappry travelled to Flag Pole Field to play Rathmullan in the Brian McCormick’s Sports Premier Division and came away with a 2-2 draw. Rathmullan is always a tough place to travel but when you’re rooted to the bottom of the league it is even harder. Brian Lafferty and Alan Patton scored for Cappry.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVES Milford United Reserves completed their League season with a six goal victory over Cappry Rovers Reserves. The victory means that the men from Moyle View finish in fifth place in the table, three points ahead of Donegal Town Reserves. Cappry Rovers Reserves played most of the season with youth players who will have learned from their experiences and will be better prepared for next season due to this fact. Milford started Saturday’s game strongly and were ahead in the 8th minute when Joey Cullen finished off a good move. Milford kept the pressure on and made it 2-0 when Jamie Whelan scored from the penalty spot. It was 3-0 in the 43rd minute when JJ Fleming finished off another Milford move. Cappry didn’t give up and tried to get back into the game but Milford were still well on top and made 4-0 when Joey Cullen headed home at the back post. Joey Cullen completed his hat-trick with another header in the 70th minute. Milford completed the scoring in the 83rd minute when Ciaran Blaney finished well.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’sCappry Rovers bowed out of the Champions League on Saturday when they were defeated by Keadue Rovers on a 3-0 scoreline. Coupled with that scoreline Bonagee overcame Donegal Town on a 6-1 scoreline to knock Cappry out of the competition on goal difference. Unfortunately, the season hasn’t turned out the way the players or management would have liked, Losing the league title on the last day and not getting the rub of the green in the Champions League group stages.Hard luck lads.CAPPRY ROVERS U14’sCappry Rovers travelled to Castlefin on Saturday morning and returned home with a well earned 5-0 victory. Cody Laverty (2), Kieran Thompson, Daniel Gordon and Joe Chambers (pen) grabbed the goals for Cappry. This was a very important win for the lads as they try and secure 2nd spot in the league and with that a spot in the Champions League group stages.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U14’sOur U14 Crusaders welcomed Letterkenny United to Cappry Park this Sunday morning at 11:30am. This seasons earlier fixture saw the Letterkenny boys victorious by 5 goals to 2 and our boys wanted to set the record straight! They certainly did that today with an impressive team performance and a 4-0 victory. From the first whistle Cappry tackled, pressed and passed with intent and purpose. John Tobin got on the end of a great passing move to leave Cappry 1-0 to the good at the break. Second half goals from Owen Stewart, Odhran Thomas and Keelan Browne (pen) completed the scoring. All 14 players played their hearts out with Odhran Thomas, Keelan Browne, Tim Scanlon, Ronan and Kian Gallagher, Eoghan Stewart and John Tobin outstanding throughout! A powerful team performance today from all 14 who played! Thanks to Letterkenny for a sporting game.CAPPRY COLTS U12’sCappry Colts 2-1 Keadue Rovers ResCappry welcomed Keadue to Cappry on Friday evening last in what was a very entertaining match. The home side took the lead on 12 minutes when Niall Ryan latched onto a well played through ball. Keadue equalised with a superb volley from outside the box 6 minutes later to make the halftime score 1 each. The 2nd half started well for Keadue who hit the post 5 minutes in with the Cappry keeper stranded. The game opened up a lot after this with chances at both ends, however 3 minutes from time Sean Ryan slid a pass through for his little brother Niall to make it 2-1 to the Colts. Thanks to Chris and Keadue for a great match, John Coyle match referee, the ladies for making refreshments and all the Colts on a good team performance.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U12’sCappry Crusaders made the trip into the Aura, Letterkenny on Saturday morning to play Letterkenny Crusaders who won the 1st Division in Letterkenny where they won all their matches. Cappry travelled with a big squad and had to split the players into 2 separate teams to ensure everybody got plenty of game time. Unfortunately, Letterkenny hadn’t the numbers they would have hoped and were only able to field 1 team. In a game where 4 quarters were played, The 1st team won their 2 quarters 1-0 and Letterkenny won the other 2 quarters 5-0. It was a very entertaining game from start to finish with some very attractive football being played. We would like to thank Letterkenny Crusaders and Eddie McGrath for hosting the game.LIP SYNC BATTLE Cappry Rovers are hosting a Lip Sync fundraiser in Jackson’s Hotel Sunday 1st May.This is a 1st in Donegal and is guaranteed to be a night full of fun and laughter.Be sure to get your tickets early and don’t miss out on seeing who will be crown the Lip Sync Champion of Donegal!!Tickets are €10 per adult, €5 per child or €25 per family (2 adults plus children).Tickets are available from any of our coaches, committee members or by contacting Danny Boyle 087 7797581.FOOTBALL: BARNEY LAFFERTY AND ALAN PATTON ON THE MARK AS CAPPRY EARN POINT was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Cappry Rovers FCsoccerSportlast_img read more

Dejan Lovren says Croatia respect England ahead of semi-final showdown

first_img Lovren in action against Russia 1 Croatia and England have been two of the most eye-catching teams at the tournament with Lovren and co beating the likes of Argentina en route to the last four.And speaking to talkSPORT’s Declan McCarthy after Croatia’s nail-biting quarter-final victory over Russia, the defender who plays for Premier League side Liverpool said Croatia are confident they can write history at the expense of the Three Lions.Lovren said on the win over Russia: “It gives us this confidence and this boost we need for something like we believed from the beginning.“But there is still a lot of football to play. We have the semi-final against England and they are also one of the favourites to win the tournament and you need to respect that.“We have nothing to lose and we will enjoy this game and hopefully we can write history.”center_img Dejan Lovren says he respects England tag as one of the favourites to win the World Cup ahead of the semi-final showdown with Croatia on Wednesday evening – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT.The two teams take each other on at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow after England swept aside Sweden, while Croatia edged past host nation Russia.last_img read more