Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Friday, June 2

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Tony Cascarino for the best bits of Friday’s Sports Bar show.They discuss the lack of English managers in the Premier League and reports of Antoine Griezmann turning down Manchester United.PLUS the latest Catch Cundy, the POB feature and much, much more…Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img

INVESTIGATION AS FIREBUGS CAUSE BLAZE CLOSE TO GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK

first_imgFirecrews from Letterkenny were forced to the scene of a blaze close to Glenveagh National Park last night after rubbish was dumped and set alight.It is understood the rubbish was dumped and then set alight by a member of the public.However, the blaze spread quickly and put local wildlife under threat. A local man from Letterkenny, who was passing the scene, managed to dampen down the flames before the fire service arrived.The fire has been brought under control but considerable damage has been caused. INVESTIGATION AS FIREBUGS CAUSE BLAZE CLOSE TO GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK was last modified: March 6th, 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:fireglenveagh national parklast_img read more

STAPLETON TASTES SUCCESS AS IRELAND SEE OFF USA IN WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP

first_imgWinner: Nora StapletonNiamh Briggs accumulated 18 points as Ireland outfought and outfoxed a physical USA team to begin the Women’s Rugby World Cup in winning style with Donegal’s Nora Stapleton putting in a great performance for the Irish in Paris.Tries from prop Ailis Egan and star full-back Niamh Briggs sandwiched a Lynelle Kugler effort as the girls in green led 20-10 at half-time in muggy Marcoussis.A Carmen Farmer try brought the Americans back to within three points, but Briggs’ 60th-minute penalty proved to be the last score of an end-to-end Pool B opener with another Donegal player Larissa Muldoon on the replacements bench Although the US had won the sides’ last meeting 40-3 at the 2010 World Cup, Philip Doyle’s Ireland side have certainly kicked on since then – as evidenced by last year’s Grand Slam success.Briggs slotted a third minute penalty to give them an early lead here, Ireland getting off to a strong start on the back of a Claire Molloy-won lineout.But Doyle’s charges allowed the USA a foothold when they lost ruck possession near their 22 and Grace Davitt infringed at a subsequent ruck. The Americans turned down a kickable penalty and although their powerful lineout maul was stopped, flanker Kugler found space close in to score the opening try.Kimberly Rozier converted for a 7-3 scoreline but the scores continued to come at a rapid rate, Briggs splitting the posts in the 11th minute with a penalty from a similar distance to her first. The influence of the American set piece increased towards the end of the first quarter, but Siobhan Fleming got in to disrupt a lineout in her 22 and a follow-up choke tackle relieved the pressure.Clean possession was at a premium with the tackle and breakdown area fiercely competitive, while a promising break by Ashleigh Baxter was well defended.On the plus side, Ireland’s maul was beginning to look a potent weapon. The pack built momentum with three well-constructed drives, however half-backs Tania Rosser and Nora Stapleton were unable to unlock the US defence.The Irish forwards kept pressing and a 29th minute maul – outside the American 22 – led to lock Sarah Walsh being sin-binned. Opportunity knocked from the penalty and they needed no second invitation as Sophie Spence was hauled down short before Egan, with support from her front row colleague Gillian Bourke, plunged over from the ruck.Briggs’ successful conversion gave Ireland a 13-7 lead. The six-point buffer was a brief one though as hands in the ruck from openside Molloy earned her ten minutes in the bin and Rozier took the three points on offer. However, Ireland struck for their second try just before the interval as turnover ball from a lineout led to strong carries from Egan and Spence, who consistently punched holes in the defence, and a final pick-up at a ruck from Briggs saw her wrestle past two American defenders for the score.The Waterford woman converted her own try to put 10 points between the teams at the break, but again the US were quick to respond early in the second half.Barely a minute had elapsed when American lock Farmer muscled over from a couple of metres out. Number 8 Heather O’Brien had fumbled the restart, allowing the US to build immediate pressure from a scrum. Rozier added the extras for 20-17.Ireland’s error count increased as they coughed up ruck ball and the usually reliably Briggs let a high ball slip through her grasp, however Alison Miller did well to bring down the dangerous Vanesha McGee. There was little between the teams in a tight third quarter. Crucially though, centre Jenny Murphy made a terrific impact off the bench with two forceful runs – the second seeing her link well with Rosser off another muscular maul from the pack.The same attack led to USA replacement Shaina Turley picking up a yellow card close to her try-line and Briggs mopped up with a well-struck penalty right on the hour mark.Ireland were now back in the ascendancy as Baxter and the tireless Lynne Cantwell caught full-back Meya Bizer in possession. They had a tight grip of territory as they forced hurried clearances from the Americans with 15 minutes left.Briggs slid a drop goal attempt wide as Ireland tried to move clear by more than a converted try, entering the closing stages.Their greater experience showed as they continued to control territory and a hard-won victory was theirs, albeit with Briggs missing a last-gasp penalty which would have denied the US their losing bonus point.Next up for captain Fiona Coghlan and her team-mates is a fascinating first ever clash with New Zealand on Tuesday. The Black Ferns, who are the defending champions, overwhelmed Kazakhstan 79-5 earlier today.Said Coghlan: “There are aspects we need to improve on and we’ll look at that going into the New Zealand game.“But I think when you’re down, the ability to come back, go down and again and come back, that shows what this team is made of and the character that’s in the team.“Particularly in the last 10-15 minutes, we were all on the same page and everyone knew what we had to do in order to get the win. We’ll take great heart from this win.”USA: Meya Bizer; Vanesha McGee, Akalaini Baravilala, Emilie Bydwell, Sadie Anderson; Kimber Rozier, Jocelyn Tseng; Hope Rogers, Katy Augustyn, Jamie Burke, Carmen Farmer, Sarah Walsh, Jillion Potter, Lynelle Kugler, Kate Daley.Replacements: Kittery Wagner, Sarah Chobot, Sarah Wilson, Sharon Blaney, Shaina Turley, Deven Owsiany, Hannah Stolba.Ireland: Niamh Briggs; Ashleigh Baxter, Lynne Cantwell, Grace Davitt, Alison Miller; Nora Stapleton, Tania Rosser; Fiona Coghlan, Gillian Bourke, Ailis Egan, Sophie Spence, Marie Louise Reilly, Siobhan Fleming, Claire Molloy, Heather O’Brien.Replacements: Sharon Lynch, Fiona Hayes, Laura Guest, Paula Fitzpatrick, Larissa Muldoon, Jenny Murphy, Jackie Shiels.STAPLETON TASTES SUCCESS AS IRELAND SEE OFF USA IN WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP was last modified: August 2nd, 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:IrelandLarissa MuldoonNora StapletonUSAWomen’s rugby world cup 2015last_img read more

HAVE YOU JUST WON FREE ENTRY AND CHAMPAGNE – VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PIC SPECIAL

first_imgVOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL: We had another superb weekend’s entertainment at Voodoo Venue – Donegal’s No 1 nightspot.At Voodoo revellers have the opportunity of sampling the sounds of Voodoo Lounge, Voodoo Club and Voodoo Vintage, that diversity which caters for all ages is what ultimately makes Voodoo Venue so unique in the entertainment industry.Every week Voodoo in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving ONE lucky reader that has been pictured enjoying themselves at Voodoo the chance to win FREE entry for FOUR and a bottle of CHAMPAGNE on their next visit to Voodoo. It’s simple – if you’re face is circled in the images above then you’ve WON.Simply contact Voodoo via their Facebook page to claim your prize NOW.HAVE YOU JUST WON FREE ENTRY AND CHAMPAGNE – VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 26th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewspic specialVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

NBL: Giant slayers Ndejje take care of KIU Titans

first_img Tags: KIU TitansNBL 2018Ndejjje Universitytop Ndejje’s Nunda Kiryowe (4) tries to execute a lay up as KIU’s Micheal Bwanga (10) and Ethiene Kazungu (5) try to stop him yesterday (Photo by FUBA Media)FUBA National Basketball LeagueKIU Titans 78-81 Ndejje Angels (OT)YMCA Courts, WandegeyaWednesday, 11-07-2018University side Ndejje Angels continued their trend of up-setting the so called ‘big boys’ as they defeated KIU Titans 81-78 in overtime on Wednesday.Ndejje overcame a first quarter poor display to win the second and third on route to winning overtime 15-12 after the sides were tied at the sound of the final buzzer.Ndejje who came into the game having won their last three struggled at the start, conceding the first five points. Arthure Ainebyona made one of his two free throws after drawing a foul from Micheal Bwanga, for the University side’s first point of the game with just over four minutes to play in the first.KIU went on a run of 9-0 to increase their lead to 13 and in process won the quarter 17-8.In the second quarter, Ndejje started strongly, reducing the deficit to six points thanks to Martin Bulum’a hook shot and Peter Sefuma’s two free throws.Despite KIU’s resistance, Ndejje won the quarter 25-16 and ensured the sides go into half-time all square at 33-33.Ndejje took its first lead in the game with over two minutes of the third played when Gauthier Baderha sank a three on a jump shot with the score-board reading 39-37.The University side did not relinquish their lead as they won the quarter 19-16 and ensured they go into the last 10 minutes with a slim three point advantage.The fourth saw the lead change hands on three occasions and with nine seconds to play, KIU thought they had won it after Balungu made one of his two free throws and his side led 66-55 but Ndejje had other ideas.The University side made a first break into KIU’s half, Derrick Katumba was then fouled by Joseph Chuma as he tried to execute a jump shot and went to the line for two free throws with only three seconds to play. Katumba could only manage to convert one of the free throws sending the game into over-time as the scores were tied at 66 all.In Overtime, KIU started strongly thanks to three points from Micheal Bwanga but Ndejje were soon back in front after Samuel Ajack’s three and Katumba converting one of his two frees.From there after, Ndejje were in control of the game, winning overtime 15-12 and the game 81-78.Samuel Ajack top scored on the night with 16 points despite committing five turn overs. Peter Sefuma was the only other Ndejje player to reach double figures in terms of points with 10.For KIU, they had five players (four starters) reach double figures in the losing effort. Ssudi Ulanga, Oscar Muge, Micheal Bwanga, Ethiene Kazungu and Denis Balungu scored 14,13,14,15 and 15 points respectively.Ndejje have now defeated three of the four title contenders in KIU, City Oil and Power.This was the University side’s fifth victory in 10 games while KIU has now lost four in 12.Comments last_img read more