A Call To Action

first_imgThe temporary ban placed on Sande and Poro activities until otherwise ordered as reported in the June 27, 2019, edition of the Daily Observer, headlined “Traditional Chiefs, Elders Ban Poro, Sande Activities,” has claimed the attention of this newspaper.According to the story written by Daily Observer Nimba County correspondent, Ishmael Menkor, chiefs and elders from around the country, following discussions held during a two-day retreat in Ganta during the week, decided to place a temporary ban on the conduct of Poro and Sande activities around the country.With the exception of counties in the Southeast that include Maryland, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru and Sinoe, where the Poro and Sande societies do not exist but where there is the existence of traditional secret societies, the ban would apply to the rest of the country.According to the story, the placing of a temporary ban on Poro and Sande activities is due to reports of forced initiations and other infringements on the rights of non-members. But this is not the first report of incidences involving Poro and Sande adherents, who have been accused of infringing upon the rights of others.According to a December, 2015 United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) report, the Sande and Poro societies are the trusted custodians of “culture” in much of the country and have been present in the region, including Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire” and Liberia, for centuries.Further according to the report, these societies, though not considered to be religious institutions, have a spiritual dimension, although its adherents may also have ties to Islam or Christianity. They have a training regimen that prepares children to withstand the rigors of adulthood amongst which is the ability to withstand hardships and pain. The training regimen also includes the inculcation of values and skills that are conducive to communal harmony.The Sande is the secret female society, considered a counterpart to the Poro. It is important to underscore, however, that similar secret societies do exist in the Southeast. But unlike the Poro and Sande, circumcision (both male and female) is not considered a rite of passage.According to the 2013 Liberia Demographic and Health Survey by the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), 49.8 percent of Liberians between the ages of 15 and 49 are members of the Poro and Sande, which suggests the need for a reexamination of the tenuous relations subsisting between the Liberian state and the Poro and Sande societies.Culturally, these institutions wield a lot of power and because of their role in passing on values and skills from one generation to the next, resolving disputes and establishing social norms, they are held in high esteem, according to the UNMIL report.However, reports of members of these institutions committing acts that infringe on the rights of others are not only disturbing, but suggest a pressing need for the state to address itself to the duality of our legal system and its corresponding failure to provide unfettered access to justice for all.Although abduction and forced initiation, including circumcision of minors and/or adults are all activities criminalized under our penal laws and are prohibited, the UNMIL December, 2015 report observes that while the domestic legal framework does prohibit such activities, including female genital cutting, these for the most part are not touched by the formal legal system largely because they are considered part and parcel of the country’s cultural traditions and heritage.The scrapping of that section of the proposed “Domestic Violence” Bill criminalizing female genital cutting suggests that victims of such practice do not stand to benefit from the protection of the law; that is, statutory law.It can be recalled that the passage of the Bill was stalled in 2016 largely out of concern that those legislators voting in its favor ran the risk of not being reelected by their largely rural constituencies. This probably explains why official government guidelines were framed in such a way as to imply prosecution of violators would only take place within the context or confines of the traditional justice system, because Zoes could only be tried under customary law.Whatever the case, the Daily Observer welcomes the decision by the Chiefs and Elders to place a temporary ban until such issues can be addressed. The ministries of Justice and Internal Affairs would need to engage the Judiciary as well as Traditional leaders, including Zoes and Elders, to find a nexus between Statutory and Customary law that will help enhance the achievement of the prime objective to grant access to justice for all and without favor or fear.The Temporary Ban on Poro and Sande Activities should be seen for what it is — a CALL to ACTION!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jay Hill unedited speech and scrum

first_imgAs the polls came in on Tuesday night Jay Hill was re-elected in the Prince George-Peace River riding for the 6th straight year. This is Jay Hill’s speech following his re-election: [asset|aid=444|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c31ff9bd6d0e2389f8b75fb098bfbd0a-Jay Hill Speech_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – Jay Hill also answered some question from reporters on the night this is the full question and answer period: [asset|aid=445|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c31ff9bd6d0e2389f8b75fb098bfbd0a-Jay Hill Media Scrum _1_Pub.mp3]last_img

District of Chetwynd asking residents to fill out socio-economic study survey for caribou recovery

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – With the Province conducting a socio-economic study regarding the proposed economic impact of Section 11 and Partnership Agreements for caribou recovery and habitat protection, the District of Chetwynd is also gathering data to help project those numbers.In a post on the District’s Facebook page, they are asking residents and businesses to fill out and submit surveys in order to get a better understanding of how the caribou recovery could affect the community.Within the survey, it asks business owners and residents what their employment is and what possible impacts the recovery program would have on them.- Advertisement -All surveys must be completed and submitted no later than Friday, May 17, 2019.Survey submissions can be sent via email, d-chet@gochetwynd.com, or in-person at the District of Chetwynd or the Chamber of Commerce offices.The socio-economic study survey can be found on the District of Chetwynd’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Former West Brom star wants Premier League stay

first_imgYoussouf Mulumbu wants to remain in the Premier League after leaving West Brom.The midfielder has left the club six years after joining from Paris Saint-Germain and he wants to remain in England and take on his former side and the Baggies fans he has grown to love.“I don’t know where I’m going but I hope to stay in the UK,” the 28-year-old said. “I wish West Bromwich Albion all the best.“I hope to play against them next season, in ‘my house’, against ‘my fans’. This club is more special to me than Paris.“PSG was the academy for me, where I became a professional. But this club gave me everything, they gave me the opportunity to play at the highest level.“People know me now because I played for West Bromwich. I thank them for that.” Youssouf Mulumbu in action for West Brom 1last_img read more

Poll: Do you believe in aliens?


first_imgOne-trick analyst?FORMER Donegal footballer turned pundit Martin McHugh has felt the wrath of Meath Manager Mick O’Dowd.McHugh offered a rather bizarre explanation for his belief that Meath football was in big trouble, telling RTÉ Radio that the Royals problems all stem from the fact that the Celtic Tiger had eroded the hardworking Meath attitude.O’Dowd was not too happy – and used a McHugh phrase to hit back (McHugh had called Kerry legend Colm Cooper a two-trick pony last year. “Those comments are irrelevant old stuff, he’s probably a bit of a one-trick analyst himself, isn’t he? To coin a phrase he used himself,” said O’Dowd.“These thing are just stuff some fellas come out with and for supporters to debate. We don’t have the time to be dwelling on stuff like that.” MEATH MANAGER CALLS MARTIN McHUGH A ‘ONE-TRICK ANALYST’ was last modified: June 25th, 2015 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:ManagerMartin McHughMick O’DowdMick O’Downrowlast_img read more


first_imgU16 Girls Football Buncrana 3-5 Convoy 5-11On Tuesday our U16 girls had a home game against Convoy. The girls gotoff to a very slow start, and were 1-3 down in the first 5 minutes.They came alive and responded with a couple of points. The game wasvery open and end to end however we lost one of our girls to the ‘sinbin’ and Convoy took advantage of us being reduced to 14 players; thehalf time score reflected that, with Convoy leading 5-7 to 2-5. The second half was a much cagier affair with us only scoring 1 goal,and Convoy only scoring 4 points. Lucy Jackson had the misfortune todislocate a finger and despite showing determination, she had to comeoff. Eimear Clerkin took her position in the full back line and did agreat job. We had some bad luck on the day and conceded 2 penalitieshowever the ever relaible Vanessa Nelson came to the rescue and forthe second penalty, she made a great save and cleared the ball. Ourscorers were, Bernie Devlin (1-0), Lia Gallanagh (1-0), Asling Browne(1-0), Eimear Clerkin (0-1), and Sophie Roe (0-4). Both teams played agood fair game, but unfortunatly we had to play a third of the gamewith 14 players which ended, 3-5 to 5-11 in Convoy’s favour.U13 Boys Buncrana 2-3 St Eunans 0-15Buncrana held the St Eunans boys off well at the start without scorefor the first 10 mins. Going in at the first half St Eunans had a bigadvantage of 10 to 1 with the wind on their backs. Buncrana came outfighting and scored 2 goals and another 2 point they didn’t stopworking hard till the end but a strong st Eunans won by 15 to 9U11 BoysOur U11 boys welcomed Noamh Padraig to The Scarvey on Tuesday night, Agreat display from our Lads but unfortunately not enough towin…Final game of the group is away to Doire Colmcille on TuesdayEve. U9 Boys.Our u9 boys played their final group game in the Inishowen Tournamenton Saturday against Noamh Colmcille finishing up a draw, which wasenough to secure them a place in the semi final. Due to be played onTuesday 29th SeptemberOngoing Repairs/Maintenance WorksThe Club is always looking for help with ongoing repairs/maintenanceworks. If you have a skill that could be useful please volunteer yourtime if you can. Contact Sean on 0862388071.LottoNo Lotto winner this week, next week Jackpot €1050 Training Times – New and Old Players Always WelcomeFootballU14 Boys Tuesdays (indoor fitness) 5-6 and Fridays 7pm – 8pmU13 Boys Wednesday 7pm – 8pm and Fridays 7.00pm U11 Boys Fridays 6.30pmU8 & U9 Boys Fridays 6.30pmU6 Boys & Girls Fridays 6.30-7.30pmU8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30-11.30amU12, 14 & 16 Girls Mondays 7-8pmHurlingU8 & U10 Sundays 11-12 noonU12& U13 Tuesdays 7- 8.30pmU16 Wednesdays 6.30pmClub MerchandiseKeep an eye out for our Christmas Packs on Sale SoonElizabeth Anne is now taking orders on the first Tuesday of everymonth. She can be contacted on 086 0604075.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH MAINTENANCE WORK was last modified: September 21st, 2015 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:Sportlast_img read more

Football-mad parents in legal dispute to name their baby after World Cup duo

first_img ADVICE 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade These are of course the surnames of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, who both played a starring role in Russia, and unimpressed officials are seeking to ban the football-mad couple from making it an official name.If prosecutors agree that such an name could cause the child problems in later life, a family court could order the couple to change it to something more suitable.The child was born earlier this month in the central French town of Brive. France winning the World Cup this summer rightly sparked huge celebrations in the country among football supporters, but it appears some have taken it a little too far.As a permanent tribute to Les Bleus clinching their second success in the competition, one couple are trying to bestow the name ‘Griezmann Mbappe’ upon their little boy. Back in 2011, another couple took it to a completely different level when they named their child after the entire Burnley first-team.Jensen Jay Alexander Bikey Carlisle Duff Elliot Fox Iwelumo Marney Mears Paterson Thompson Wallace Preston, was taken to his first match when he was only eight days old and his parents said they wanted to go for something a little ‘unusual’ for their last born. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Latest Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Antoine Griezmann & Kylian Mbappe are the inspiration behind the name center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice RANKED REVEALED BEST OF MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more


first_imgThe case was heard at Letterkenny Circuit Court.A Judge has said he could not send a man to prison after he admitted shaking his baby daughter causing her brain damage and cracking her ribs.Shane McCahill, 21, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court and admitted three counts of assault causing harm to the baby. McCahill, of Ramelton, shook the baby girl on three occasions, twice with his hands and once in her pram.Investigating Garda Joe McManus said the accused was babysitting the child on May 19th, 2011 when she took ill.The man placed the baby on the sofa and she was sleeping but she began to suffer convulsions.He called an ambulance and they were rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.The child was later transferred to Temple Street Children’s Hospital where older injuries were noted.Members of social services along with doctors carried out examinations and decided that the injuries were none accidental.The father of the child then made an admission that he shook the little girl on three separate occasions because he could not get her to stop crying.The man was arrested, made the admissions and has since received full psychiatric evaluation and counseling.The court also heard how the man rarely goes out and has also tried to take his own life.The court heard how the child’s parents had been in a relationship since they were just fifteen years old but they had split up before the injuries were caused to the child.Despite the split, the man still had a very active part in the child’s upbringing and regularly babysat for the child’s mother.Judge John O’Hagan, who gave an order that the accused could be named but that the names of his former partner or their child could not, invited the injured child’s mother to give evidence.He asked her if he thought her former boyfriend meant to hurt their daughter.The woman replied that she honestly couldn’t say.The judge then asked if he thought an occasion will ever arise when the man will be able to see his daughter unsupervised?Again the woman said she did not know but said he did now have supervised access when the little girl stayed with his parents at weekends from Friday night until Sunday night.The accused sat face down with his hands in his head throughout the case while his former partner sobbed at times on the other side of the courtroom.Barrister for the accused, Ms Charlotte Simpson, instructed by Frank Dorrian solicitor, said the accused felt sick and ashamed of what he had done and would have to live with it for the rest of his life.She said the case was unique and that the accused was and still is a good father.She added that the little girl’s dad was still her hero and she ran to him every weekend and hugged him every time he stayed with her.Judge John O’Hagan said that having heard all the evidence he said there was no way he was imposing a custodial sentence.He referred to the lack of intent, the reports which suggest he is unlikely to offend again and also his good relationship with his little girl.“This is a very emotional case. It’s a tragic case of a dad who lost it.“He was faced with a situation of a little girl crying and he couldn’t do anything to stop it. He picked her up twice and shook her but of course that didn’t keep her quiet. He’s 21. What experience of fatherhood does a person have of that age? I don’t know. It’s very stressful for anyone.“I’m sure he had no idea what he was doing but the consequences are rather serious. A nine week old baby is like putty and this happened. I have no doubt he did not intend this to happen.“The upset and crying of the baby was driving him mad. I know now that he knows it was the wrong thing to do but I don’t think he will ever do it again,” he said.The judge added that the man will have to live with the social stigma of what happened and knowing everyday that he caused these injuries to his little girl.He referred to the psychiatric report which showed a lack of intent in the incidents by the accused.Judge O’Hagan said he also perhaps faced the situation of one day having to tell his daughter what he did to her.“How would you explain to the little girl where daddy had gone – daddy has gone to prison for 12 months for shaking you when you were crying,” he said.He sentenced the man to one year in prison on each charge to run concurrently but ordered that he jail sentence be replaced by 150 hours community service.The accused sat in court crying comforted by his mother and father while the child’s mother was consoled by two female friends.MAN WHO SHOOK HIS BABY CAUSING HER BRAIN DAMAGE AVOIDS JAIL was last modified: November 8th, 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:assaultbabybarrister Charlotte SimpsonharmJUdge John O’HaganRameltonShaun McCahilllast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Old Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves 0 Arranmore United 1St. Catherines played Arranmore in the League on a lovely Saturday afternoon. Both teams started the game very well and both had chances to open the scoring but neither side could score. “The Saints” were getting on top but on fifteen minutes Arranmore were given a free kick and the ball was sent into the Saints’ box and it was flicked on to Przemek Turski to slot into the Saints’ net to put Arranmore one nil up. “The Saints” upped the pressure trying to get on level terms before half time but they were very wasteful with the goal chances that they had created and went in one nil down at half time. The second half started with St. Catherines trying to get on level terms and again they created good scoring chances but they would not go in for them. Arranmore themselves had a couple of chances to extend their lead but they could not get past the Saints’ defence nor the keeper. Orchard F. C. 3 Fintown Harps AFC 0Tis game was played in mild conditions at the Letterkenny Community Centre. The first half was a tight affair and it took until the 40th minute for the deadlock to be broken. It was the evergreen Niall Bonner who got the opening goal when he hit a great left footed shoot into the bottom corner of the Fintown net. The second half started and Orchard pressed for a second which came after Niall Bonner was brought down in the box on 55 minutes. Sean Sweeney dispatched the penalty. Fintown tried to get back into the game but found the Orchard defence were hard to break down with the Mc Laughlin cousins in fine form across the back and Gerry Roulston controlling things. Orchard’s third came in the 80th minute after Niall Bonner beat two Fintown defenders and hit a great shot into the top corner. Best for the Orchard were Niall Bonner and Krissi Mc Laughlin .A good team performance from Fintown.Glenea United Reserves 8 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1In fine conditions for football it was the home side that came out on the right side of this result. Glenea took the lead on 30 minutes when the visiting defence failed to deal with a high ball and it broke to Aodhan Ferry on the edge of the box and he drilled the ball home. Castlefin almost equalised immediately but were denied by a good save from Ciaran Gallagher. The home side extended their lead on 40 minutes when Aodhan Ferry’s through ball released Shane Ferry and after good play he slipped a pass to Eugene Maguire who calmly slotted home from close range. At the start of the second half Castlefin got back into the game when Brian Dooher scored after a good run. Glenea regained their two goal advantage on 50 minutes when Neil Mc Geever headed home a corner. The home side scored again on 55 minutes when Shane Ferry took advantage of a defensive mix up and slotted home. Glenea added to their tally on 64 and 68 minutes when firstly Martin Maguire turned home a cross and Neil Mc Geever then knocked in from a free-kick. The home side completed the scoring on 88 and 90 minutes when Martin Maguire scored from the edge of the box and Neil Mc Geever completed his hat trick with a finish from a tight angle Best for Glenea were Aodhan Ferry and Tommy Rodgers while it was a team effort from Castlefin. Referee: Vincent McLaughlin.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 2 Cranford United Reserves 1Drumoghill took the lead after twenty minutes when a Christy Martin cross was handed in the box by a Cranford defender giving the referee no choice but to point to the penalty spot from where Ethan Mc Cready scored. Cranford then had their own penalty in the fortieth minute after yet another hand ball. Cranford took their chance to level the scores. Drumoghill didn’t let this affect them and they were back in the lead ten minutes after the re-start when Shay Mc Daid sent Kevin Higgins through on goal and the midfielder gave the Cranford keeper no chance when his shot hit the top corner Drumoghill could have added through Mc Cready and Richard Gordan late on but will be happy to have collected all three points from this match. Curragh Athletic Reserves 2 Tullyvinney Rovers 1Curragh started very brightly in this derby game. A fast flowing move from the Curragh ended with a Gary Heaney shot just clearing the crossbar. Daniel Mc Nulty scored for Tullyvinney after 15 minutes. Curragh’s two forwards Gary Heaney and Simon Cromie pressed forward and were rewarded after 33 minutes when a mix-up between the Tullyvinney defenders and keeper saw the ball fall to Gerard Melaugh who hit a shot which cleared the keeper from half way line. Curragh took the lead in the 60th minute when good work from Jason Sweeney set up Gary Heaney to hit a powerful shot past the Tullyvinney keeper. Joel Cromie had a shot from 30 yards which the Curragh keeper Micheal Dullaghan pushed onto the crossbar. Curragh should have scored a 3rd goal when Owen Harvey’s shot was well saved by Nigel Hegarty. A team performance from Curragh. Best for Tullyvinney was Joel Cromie..Strand Rovers 1 Drumbar F.C. 1The deadlock was broke after 25 minutes by Drumbar. A long ball over the top caught out the Strand defence and was tucked away. Strand pushed hard and equalised after 30 minutes when a great cross from Brendan Glackin was headed home by Doalty Boyle. It remained level at the break. The second half saw the home side dictate play without adding to their tally. The game ended in a draw. Mulroy Celtic 3 Keadue Rovers Reserves 4Keadue fielded a very strong team and left Tri-a-Loch with all three points after a baffling afternoon in Fanad. Keadue took the lead fifteen minutes in through Connor Greene when his shot from twenty yards found the bottom corner. This wakened the home team who thought they should have been awarded a penalty when Seami Friel was seemingly impeded by the keeper. Two minutes later same two players involved, result this time a spot kick to Mulroy, keeper although last man stayed on the pitch. Joe Kerr cooly equalised from twelve yards. Keadue restored their advantage early in second half when another shot slipped under the keeper. They went further ahead when they were awarded a penalty, again the last man stays on the field. Luke Neely rattled home the spot kick. The fourth goal followed soon after when Sean Yank Boyle raced through and fired home, some would say offside one man didn’t agree. Mulroy somehow rallied and Michael Sweeney pulled one goal back. They made it a very nervy last ten minutes when Seami Nanny fired home a third. The home team with their tails up could see an equaliser but alas another twist in the tale, Seami, running through on goal lifted the ball over a covering defender to go clean through, was adjudged to have charged at the Keadue man. A very strange decision for a striker to change path of running to body check an opponent when advancing through on goal. Already on a booking Seami received a second yellow card. A very sour ending to the game. Seami Nanny impressed for the home side, Sean Yank showed his class throughout.Downtown CupDonegal Town Reserves 0 Erne Wanderers 1Donegal went into this match needing to win by three clear goals to have any chance of reaching the next stage of the Cup. Donegal started well but conceded after just 12 minutes, Alan Russell on target for Erne, leaving the Town with an even bigger mountain to climb. To their credit however Donegal stuck to their task and went about trying to get back into the match. Donegal dominated for most of the game playing some excellent football at times. They had countless chances with David ‘Ted’ Bustard, Gary Ward and Nathan Ward all going close. Donegal were thwarted time and again by an inspired goalkeeping display by Erne ‘keeper Peter Boyle. Ultimately all of Donegal’s effort was in vain and Erne battled hard to run out victorious at the final whistle. Best for Donegal Town were Pauric Sweeney and Adam Enwright. Best for Erne Wanderers was Peter Boyle.Glenree United Reserves 5 Ramelton Mariners 2Ramelton Mariners hosted Glenree on a fine day in Kerrykeel. Mariners made a quick start and were one up after 3minutes when confusion hit the defenders and Paul Doc nipped in to finish to the bottom corner. It was 2-0 when Eddie Boyce, who is a keeper by trade, found himself free in the box and made no mistake with his finish. Glenree got back into the game when the ever dangerous Eric Roberts broke though and finished neatly. It was 2-2 in the 53rd minute with Nicky Hearty broke through to score. Fitness really showed from the hour mark and Glenree took the lead through Eric who tapped in for his 2nd. Glenree made sure of the points when Nicky got his 2nd with a great strike into the top corner. With nothing to lose Mariners went all out to score and on 88 minutes were caught cold by a long ball through and Nicky rounded to keeper for his hat-trick. Best for mariners were Corey Mc Cahill and Eddie Boyce. Best for Glenree was Nicky. Referee: Martin Coll.Glencar Celtic 3 Milford United Reserves 0(No Report Submitted)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDrumoghill F.C. 4 Gweedore Celtic 1Drumoghill FC bounced back to winning ways with this impressive and deserved win over Gweedore Celtic. But they did it the hard way needing to reverse a half time deficit thanks to Joseph Bonar’s strike. They showed their quality and character and eventually ran out deserving winners with goals from Paddy Rafferty (2), Marcus Oliver and Chris Malseed.Although Drumoghill dominated the entire contest it took until the final 25 minutes for them to find their scoring touch. Until then it looked like it was going to be one of them days as the visitors threatened to hang on to their slender advantage given to them by Bonar’s strike on 33 minutes. Bonar’s goal came after Drumoghill failed to deal with a set piece and the ball fell to the big defender 8 yards out and he made no mistake. Gweedore defended resolutely throughout with Chris McFadden and Padraig Gallagher catching the eye with impressive performances at full back, but they eventually caved in to Drumoghill’s pressure when Richie Moore’s defence splitting pass sent Rafferty through on goal and he made no mistake in the 67th minute when he drew the keeper and finished neatly in the far corner. Two minutes later it was 2-1 and Gweedore can feel somewhat unlucky that Marcus Oliver’s drive was deflected off Sean O’Donnell to put Drumoghill into the lead. The game was never really in doubt from this point onwards but late strikes from Chris Malseed (89) and Paddy Rafferty (90) sealed victory. Referee: Paddy DuffySt. Catherines 2 Rathmullan Celtic 1St. Catherine’s played host to Rathmullan Celtic in Emerald Park on Sunday. St. Catherines started the game much sharper than Rathmullan and they had a good chance early on but the shot at goal from Jason Noctor was saved by the Rathmullan keeper. On seventeen minutes Rathmullan had an attempt on the Saints’ goal but it was well saved by the Saints’ keeper Michael Mullin. Both teams got into the game and they both started creating good chances. It was looking likely both teams would go into the half time break level but with forty three minutes gone the Saints were given a free kick and it was played into the Rathmullan box and it went to the back post after a flick on and there was Shane O’ Rourke who headed the ball into the Rathmullan net. Jason Noctor increased the St. Catherines advantage two minutes into the second half. Rathmullan got a goal back but the St. Catherines train continues to steam on towards the title.Cappry Rovers 2 Kildrum Tigers 0Cappry Rovers claimed all three points from this entertaining game played in wet and windy conditions at Cappry Park. Both sides had some good chances in the first half but neither side could break the deadlock. The second half started with the visitors going for the lead goal but to no avail due to good Cappry defending and a few good saves by Eoin Gallen. Cappry took the lead in the seventy fifth minute when Benny Bonner scored to the bottom corner of the net direct from a free kick. Kildrum put the pressure on Cappry again in search of the equaliser but they could find no way through. Cappry secured the points in injury time when Aaron Kelly won the ball just inside the Kildrum half beat the defence to slide it under the keepe’rs body to the net. Aaron Kelly and Brian Lafferty were best for Cappry. Goalkeeper Shane Mc Ateer and Brett Mc Ginty were best for Kildrum. Referee: Mick Lagan.Cranford United 0 Glenea United 1Glenea left Cranford Park with all three points after a very closely contested game in tough conditions. The first half was a very close contest with both sides cancelling each other out. Both teams’ left-midfielders were causing problems for the opposing defences, Lee Carr for Cranford and Kevin Mc Geever for Glenea. In the second half Kevin Mulhern went close for Cranford while Arthur Lynch had a free just past the Glenea post. Joe Coll pulled off a great save after his own defender flicked on a free kick. Glenea took the lead through Kevin Mc Geever with 15 minutes left after a great run down the left he got a bit of luck with the ball bouncing back in to his path he buried it in the net. Cranford pushed hard for an equaliser but couldn’t score. Shaun Mc Elwaine came closest with a header. Best for Cranford were Lee Carr and Brian Mc Veigh. Best for Glenea was Kevin Mc Geever.Watson Hire Division OneGweedore United 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 4This game, played in glorious conditions under the floodlights at Carrickboyle, saw the visitors claim the three points following a good display and a brace of goals in quick succession. The game started with both sides playing good football entertaining the large turnout in Gweedore on the night. United had good early chances with Ciaran Mc Fadden rattling the post from a tight angle in the 4th minute and Michael Connolly driving his shot just over the Kilmac bar in the 12th minute. The home side would be made pay for these missed chances as Kilmacrennan upped their game. In the 33rd minute the visitors broke the deadlock when a long free kick was well headed in by Declan O’ Donnell. United tried to get back on level terms however they were shell shocked in the 43, 45 and 46th minutes when Kilmac went 4-0 up. Goals from Aidan Sweeney and Christy Conaghan just before the break and a good finish from Gary Gorman in the 46th minute meant that this game was well over as a contest. A number of positional changes by United tightened things up and they tried hard to get back into this game. Their hard work was rewarded in the 65th minute when Darren Ferry finished well to make it 4-1. Michael Connolly pulled another back in the 78th minute when he headed into the net from close range following a corner. The home side pushed hard however Kilmacrennan stood firm and deserved the points in this one. John Sandilands and Aidan Sweeney excelled for Kilmacrennan with Johnathon Harkin outstanding for United on the night. Referee: Martin Mc AnennyLagan Harps 5 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1Lagan kept up their title challenge with a strong performance in difficult conditions. Kerrykeel were struck a blow when Johnny Friel was ruled out at the start due to injury. When Mark Friel limped off after fifteen minutes they were up against it. Lagan bossed the early exchanges but wasted a number of chances from set pieces. It was from a set piece that they opened the scoring when Kevin Kelly fired home a free-kick from twenty yards, on twenty seven minutes. Kerrykeel went close when Conor Mc Gonigle headed narrowly wide from a Marty Mc Ateer corner. Kerrykeel opened brightly at the start of the second half but Lagan increased their lead on fifty five minutes, Kenny Doran glancing home a Kevin Kelly free. They made it 3-0 on seventy minutes when Kenny Doran headed home a Ronan Gibson cross. It was 4-0 minutes later when Travis Crawford sent Kevin Kelly through. As conditions deteriorated Kerrykeel were rewarded for their efforts when Marty Mc Ateer seized on a clearance and drilled home from thirty yards. Michael Devlin fired narrowly wide as Lagan pressed forward. Lagan’s final goal came when Kevin Kelly received a pass from Chris Toner and lobbed the keeper. Lagan’s best were Kenny Doran, Kevin Kelly and Chris Toner. Kerrykeel’s best were Brendan Friel, Conor Mc Gonigle and Seamie Friel,CT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 Bonagee United 1Raphoe welcomed league leaders Bonagee United to the Deele College grounds on a cold blustery day. The first half was a tight affair as both sides cancelled each other out chances were at a premium. Bonagee were dangerous from set pieces as Noel O’ Donnell was causing bother from long balls and he came closest with a back post header that Raphoe keeper Paul Carberry saved brilliantly. As the game wore on Raphoe started to get on top and Jamie Gallagher was unlucky not to get a penalty when he was upended in the box. Raphoe took the lead on the stroke of half time when Stephen Laird’s free-kick evaded everybody and nestled in the bottom corner to give them a deserved lead. In the second half Bonagee were dangerous on the break but Oliver Quinn and the excellent Stephen Craig kept them at bay. Bonagee levelled in the sixtieth minute when Peter Mc Namee scored with aid of a deflection. This never put Raphoe out of their stride however and the superb Keelin Gillen got a quick fire double, when on both occasions he was one on one with Bonagee keeper, to secure the points for Raphoe. Referee: Michael Mulhern.Convoy Arsenal 3 Deele Harps 1Convoy got off to the perfect start when Darren Harvey headed in at the back post from a Dan O’ Brien cross in the second minute. The game was a physical battle for the remainder of the first half with both teams pushing hard without creating any clear cut chances. Shane Gallagher was lively throughout the half and looked dangerous when Deele broke. It looked like Convoy would go in at half time with the lead until the 44th minute when a long ball over the top of the Convoy defence sent Shane Gallagher through and he calmly slotted the ball home for the equaliser. Convoy came out in the second half looking to gain a bit more control of the game and John A. Kee and Gary Brolly obliged by getting the ball down and keeping possession well. Convoy created a number of good chances but couldn’t finish any of them off. The game definitely started to swing the way of the home side in the 72nd minute when they managed to take the lead for the second time after a sublime strike from 25 yards by half-time substitute Ryan Carlin. The third came ten minutes later when a great through ball from Gary Brolly gave Johnny Robb a clear run on goal. The outcome never looked in doubt as he coolly rounded the keeper and stroked the ball into the open net. Deele tried to find a way back into the game but a solid Convoy back line held firm and the game finished as a comfortable 3 – 1 victory for Convoy Arsenal to keep their challenge for top spot well on course. Referee Kevin Logue.Letterbarrow Celtic 1 Eany Celtic 4(No Report Submitted)Knockalla CupMilford United 3 Lifford Celtic 0( No Report Submitted)ResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves 0 v 1 Arranmore UnitedOrchard F. C. 3 v 0 Fintown Harps AFCGlenea United Reserves 8 v 1 Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 2 v 1 Cranford United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 2 v 1 Tullyvinney RoversStrand Rovers 1 v 1 Drumbar F.C.Mulroy Celtic 3 v 4 Keadue Rovers ReservesDowntown CupDonegal Town Reserves 0 v 1 Erne WanderersGlenree United Reserves 5 v 2 Ramelton MarinersGlencar Celtic 3 v 0 Milford United ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDrumoghill F.C. 4 v 1 Gweedore CelticSt. Catherines 2 v 1 Rathmullan CelticCappry Rovers 2 v 0 Kildrum TigersCranford United 0 v 1 Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneGweedore United 2 v 4 Kilmacrennan CelticLagan Harps 5 v 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Keadue Rovers P v P Castlefin CelticCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 v 1 Bonagee UnitedConvoy Arsenal 3 v 1 Deele HarpsLetterbarrow Celtic 1 v 4 Eany CelticKnockalla CupMilford United 3 v 0 Lifford CelticFixturesSaturday 21-02-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneDonegal Town Reserves v Glencar CelticGlenea United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoStrand Rovers v Curragh Athletic Reserves (12.00)Mulroy Celtic v Tullyvinney RoversKeadue Rovers Reserves v Ramelton MarinersDowntown CupMilford United Reserves v Cranford United ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Orchard F.C.St. Catherines Reserves v Drumbar F.C.Sunday 22-02-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town v Lifford CelticSt. Catherines v Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic v Dunkineely CelticLagan Harps v Whitestrand UnitedKeadue Rovers v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town v Ballybofey UnitedDunlewey Celtic v Deele HarpsUlster Cup K.O. 1.30 p.m.Glenea United v Drumoghill F.C.Rathmullan Celtic v Clonmany ShamrocksErne Wanderers v Gweedore CelticMoville Celtic v Deele HarpsConvoy Arsenal v Bonagee UnitedLeague table for Brian McCormick PremierTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsSt Catherines FC 11 11 0 0 36 7 29 33Cappry Rovers 13 7 3 3 25 19 6 24Drumoghill FC 11 7 3 1 31 18 13 22Killdrum Tigers 11 4 3 4 20 19 1 16Milford United FC 11 4 3 4 19 19 0 16Glenea United 11 3 4 4 16 14 2 13Rathmullan Celtic 11 4 6 1 21 22 -1 13Gweedore Celtic 11 3 4 4 19 28 -9 13Cranford FC 13 2 8 3 25 34 -9 9Lifford Celtic FC 10 2 6 2 19 38 -19 8Donegal Town FC 11 0 7 4 10 23 -13 4League table for Watson Hire Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsLagan Harps FC 12 9 2 1 36 14 22 28Castlefin Celtic 10 9 1 0 34 11 23 27Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 10 8 1 1 26 11 15 25Keadue Rovers FC 12 7 3 2 29 12 17 23Kerrykeel 71 FC 11 4 5 2 20 28 -8 14Gweedore United FC 11 3 5 3 12 18 -6 12Curragh Athletic FC 12 4 8 0 23 38 -15 12Copany Rovers FC 11 1 7 3 10 26 -16 6Whitestrand United FC 11 1 7 3 13 30 -17 6Dunkineely Celtic FC 10 1 8 1 11 26 -15 4League table for CT Ball Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsBonagee United FC 13 8 1 4 40 21 19 28Convoy Arsenal FC 11 8 1 2 38 21 17 26Raphoe Town 12 6 4 2 23 20 3 20Glenree United FC 12 5 5 2 21 27 -6 17Deele Harps FC 11 5 5 1 24 18 6 16Ballybofey United FC 10 4 3 3 23 13 10 15Dunlewey Celtic 11 4 5 2 21 25 -4 14Eany Celtic FC 12 3 7 2 17 36 -19 11Letterbarrow Celtic FC 12 0 12 0 10 36 -26 0League table for Old Orchard Inn Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlencar Celtic 10 8 0 2 31 14 17 26Orchard FC 10 6 3 1 31 11 20 19Erne Wanderers FC 9 6 2 1 19 11 8 19Arranmore United 9 4 3 2 19 21 -2 14Fintown Harps AFC 10 4 5 1 24 28 -4 13Donegal Town FC 9 4 4 1 22 24 -2 13Glenea United 11 2 3 6 31 28 3 12St Catherines FC Reserves 9 3 5 1 20 23 -3 10Castlefin Celtic 10 2 7 1 21 40 -19 7Glenree United FC 9 1 8 0 9 27 -18 3League table for Glencar Inn Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsKeadue Rovers FC 11 7 3 1 32 16 16 22Strand Rovers FC 12 6 2 4 21 12 9 22Mulroy Celtic 12 7 4 1 31 30 1 22Ramelton Mariners FC 10 5 3 2 24 18 6 17Tullyvinney Rovers 11 4 4 3 24 19 5 15Curragh Athletic FC Reserves 10 4 4 2 15 15 0 14Drumoghill FC Res 10 4 5 1 26 24 2 13Milford United FC 9 4 5 0 14 22 -8 12Cranford FC Reserves 11 2 7 2 14 23 -9 8Drumbar FC 10 1 7 2 10 32 -22 5DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS, FIXTURES AND TABLES was last modified: February 15th, 2015 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 Leaguelast_img read more