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On ISSA, schoolboy football and unruly behaviour

first_img dangerous behaviour This reprimand is so numbing in its inappropriateness, that it boggles my mind. Perpetrators of such rank indiscipline and potentially dangerous behaviour should not be allowed access to further games involving that school. That is a given, even if it means that ISSA will not be able to collect gate receipts that can offset the cost of putting on the game. At some stage, Jamaicans must realise that if the cost of unruly and dangerous behaviour is far less than the reward for unruly and dangerous behaviour, then no amount of divine intervention will curtail future similar occurrences. Giving a ‘bly’ If the people who murder our fellow citizens and rape our women and children thought for a moment that being caught and punished was a reality instead of the present 80% chance that their identity will remain unknown, or if by some stroke of luck they are indicted, then a good lawyer and the ability to have prosecution postponed year after year will almost guarantee no punishment. It is the little things that matter. The New York City mayor and police force recognised some years ago, that if you start by fixing the broken windows and prosecuting anyone who breaks the law (riding on the sidewalk for example), crime statistics will dramatically be reduced. This attitude of giving a ‘bly’ only serves to incentivise miscreants. After the weeping and wailing of those justifiably severely punished for ‘stoning the ref’, such incidents will cease, thus improving spectator comfort, sending a message to the children who attend the schools and eventually improving revenue as more supporters and spectators will feel that their safety and the spirit of sport are in good hands. Football in particular, and sport in general, is a part of the holistic education of our children and our people. It must never be the ‘reason’ to go to school! The school teams are now sponsored (some more than others) and it seems as if the other aspects of school life are now on the back-burner. The playing surfaces remain woeful and the prevailing drought conditions are definitely not helpful. In the ISSA-controlled schoolboy competition, night games are being introduced for what can only be described as ‘revenue enhancement’. I suppose it matters not if children coming home from night games are exposed to increased danger from ‘evil’, as long as ISSA collects at the gate, (“ah-nuh-nutten”). Already there are reports of coaches of “small” schools complaining bitterly of the poaching of talented youngsters by affiliates of “big” schools, despite the welcome efforts of the Ministry of Education to minimise this nefarious practice. The administration of activities in any civilised society depends on the strict adherence to agreed rules by the participants. Rules that are broken or ignored will only serve to incentivise those looking on to “act accordingly” if the cost of breaking a rule is far less than the benefit derived from adhering to the rule. It now seems (to me) that if the supporters of a school do not agree with a referee’s decision in a closely contested game, then by all means “stone the ref” and cause the game to be abandoned. The team was going to lose the match anyway, but now the ref (or any other authoritative figure) will be well aware that “when-it-comes-to-this-school… no bother mek we lose!” .(stoning the ref) be rewarded by a loss of points and “don’t do it again.”last_img read more

Disputed penalty lifts Syria World Cup hopes

first_img0Shares0000Omar Al Somah of Syria (L) celebrates a penalty goal with a teammate against Australia during the 2018 World Cup qualifying football match at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca on October 5, 2017 © AFP / MOHD RASFANMALACCA, Malaysia, Oct 5 – Omar al-Soma’s disputed late penalty kept Syria’s World Cup dream alive on Thursday as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Australia and set up a nerve-jangling play-off second leg in Sydney.Australia were left fuming by Soma’s crucial spot-kick in the 85th minute, after the towering forward was nudged mid-air by Mathew Leckie and Iranian referee Alireza Faghani pointed to the spot. The Syrian striker, who has only recently returned to the war-wracked team after a long absence believed to be for political reasons, confidently swept his penalty past Mathew Ryan to leave the tie on a knife-edge.Syria, playing their ‘home’ games in Malaysia for security reasons, are seeking a fairytale debut World Cup appearance, while Asian champions Australia are being made to squirm as they attempt to qualify for their fourth in a row.The eventual winners after Tuesday’s second leg in Sydney will face the CONCACAF federation’s fourth-placed team for a spot at next year’s World Cup in Russia.Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said he was “bemused” by the late penalty decision, which cancelled out Robbie Kruse’s first-half opener and came after Tomi Juric hit the same post twice in quick succession.“It’s a bit disappointing to concede a goal the way we did from a decision,” he said. “When a guy gets up and wins a header I’m a bit bemused, but it is what it is.”Kruse was far less diplomatic when he was quoted by Fox Sports as saying: “It’s never a pen, but you come to expect that in this (Asian) confederation.”– ‘We took control’ –Both teams made a cagey start in front of a sparse but Syrian-dominated crowd in sultry conditions at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca.Mark Milligan’s fizzing shot with the outside of his left boot tested Mahmoud al-Youssef on 19 minutes, while Soma provided Syria’s chief threat at the other end.Leckie blasted over on 29 minutes before Soma twice set up Omar Khribin for opportunities that the in-form Al Hilal striker put wide of the Australian goal.Five minutes before half-time, Leckie created Australia’s opener when he received a ball down the right from Milos Degenek, cut inside and arrowed a shot which went in off the boot of Kruse.After the break, Juric was unlucky to see his shot come back off the woodwork — and even unluckier when, bizarrely, he crashed the rebound off the same post.But Syria were looking dangerous and Khribin had a shot blocked by Leckie, before Soma headed a good chance over and was then denied an almost certain goal by Degenek’s last-ditch lunge.As the game headed into the final quarter, Ouday Jaffal had a close-range free kick cleared off the line and Khribin’s deflected set piece sailed just wide.Syria should have been level on 78 minutes but Soma’s point-blank header was deflected onto the post in a reflex stop by Ryan.The critical moment came with six minutes to go, when Leckie made contact with Soma as they both leapt to head a high ball and Faghani blew for the penalty.In the dying exchanges, Trent Sainsbury had a close-range header saved and Ryan clawed away a Moayad al-Ajan shot, but they shared the spoils to set up Tuesday’s tense decider in Sydney.“In the first half we weren’t as good as we should, but in the second we took control of the match until the last minute,” said Soma.“The match in Australia will be difficult, in front of their supporters and at their home venue… but there’s no impossible in football,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bernier raises the question of time zone for Peace Region as BC and Alberta look to make permanent switch to DST

first_img– Advertisement -According to Bernier, Alberta is also looking at switching to permanent DST. Given the proximity and business that is done with Alberta, Bernier has a sense that most residents would choose to go with Alberta’s time then being synced with B.C.’s time. Bernier says, in order to decide what time zone the Region wants to be in, a public referendum would have to be held but it would have to wait until Alberta makes a decision on its time zone. One person, in particular, raising that question is Peace River South MLA, Mike Bernier. Since the Peace Region will be on the same time once the rest of the Province permanently springs ahead, Bernier wonders if residents of the Peace Region will want to join the Pacific Time or go with Alberta’s time. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the Province of British Columbia looking to set the time zone to permanent Daylight Saving Time, it raises the question as to what some areas, such as the Peace Region on Mountain Standard Time, will do once the change is enacted. Even if Alberta chooses to make the switch, there would still be an hour difference between the provinces.Advertisementlast_img read more

DD LOCAL NEWS: CASTLEFINN CPI CENTRE LAUNCH RUNNING GROUP TO GET FIT IN 2015

first_imgCatlefinn Community News:Whist: 17/12/2014Ladies. 1st Kathleen Duffy, Stranorlar 171 2nd Abina Mc Menamin, glenswilley 170 3rd Molly O Hare, 160. Gents. 1st Bob Glacken, Castlederg 169 2nd Patsy O Hagan, Cloghfin 162 3rd Tommy Murphy, Letterkenny 1581st Half TIE:Malachy Brown, Raphoe 842nd Half: Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford 88Snowball:Snowball next week is 40 euro for 189 or more.Everyone Welcome on Wednesday@ 8.30pm to st marys hall castlefinn.Congratualtions to Molly O Hare who celebrated her 94th birthday on the 3rd of January. Parent and Toddler GroupThe Parent and toddler group returns on Tuesday the 20th of January. New members are always welcome.Slim R UsSlim R Us fitness classes are on at the CPI on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Contact Tilly on 086 2490095 for more information on how to join Castlefinn Running:Castefinn running has now started a new walking/running group for absolute beginners. This group will be walking, light running and light circuits + core, it will run at the CPI Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays @6.30pm. all levels of fitness catered for. Males and females over 16 years welcome.Castlefinn Walking:The walking group returns this wednesday the 14th of January at 10.30 a.m. with a new walking programme, and will run every Wednesday.The programme has been developed and will be delivered by a fully qualified FitWalk Ireland tutor, and will incorporate different challenges and a different route each week. The programme is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities; regardless of whether you walk regularly or not. Come along and join a walking group that will provide the enthusiasm and motivation to help you achieve your personal goals, and ensure your walking workout is enjoyable and worth while!ASISTAn Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop will be held in the CPI Castlefinn. This is a two day skills building workshop in suicide prevention. The course will run on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th January 2015 from 9.30 am to 4.30pm each day. If interested contact the CPI on 074-9143976DD LOCAL NEWS: CASTLEFINN CPI CENTRE LAUNCH RUNNING GROUP TO GET FIT IN 2015 was last modified: January 8th, 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:castlefinDD LocalFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES

first_imgCLG Chill Chartha will host its A.G.M. on 5th January 2013 at 8pm in the Parish Hall. All members, players, and supporters are asked to attend. CLG Chill Chartha 10 week draw results. Week 7 winners: €1000 – Heather & Lisa, Swan Net Gundry. €500 – Prionaiss Carr, Portachran. €300 – Linda Cannon, Roxborough. €200 – Pat Boyle, Crove lwr, Carrick. €200 – Mary Harkin, Stragar, €200 – Tony O’ Sullivan, Swan Net Gundrys. There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week and next week it will be €3600. Winning numbers were: 3,7,11,18. Drawn winners were €50 – Stephen Gallagher, Drimreagh, €30 – Soracha Ward, Crove, €20 – Margaret Cunningham, Old Fintra Rd. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot €1800 on 47 numbers. Chill Chartha would like to wish all its members, players, and supporters a Peaceful New Year for 2013.    GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 1st, 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:Kilcar GAA club noteslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN EXCELLENT LEAGUE VICTORY OVER AODH RUADH

first_imgUrris GAA NotesSENIORS & RESERVES: It was league action for both teams at home to Aodh Ruadh on Saturday night and both achieved excellent wins.Full time reserves Urris 0-7 v Aodh Rua 0-6. Full time in senior match Urris 0-10 Aodh 0-08. The Seniors play Burt on Wednesday night in Burt in the league, game kicks off at 6.30pm.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday Sept 4th: No jackpot winner, numbers drawn 2, 3, 13 & 20. €15 winners: Annie Duffy, Urris, Margaret Mc Cauley, Moville, Vera Walker, Tullagh, Kathleen & Elisha C/o Bingo and Sorcha & Nathan Doherty, Culdaff.Next week jackpot is €700. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support this weekly draw.DONEGAL TRAINING FUND DRAW: The club is now selling tickets to support the Donegal GAA teams training fund, tickets are €5 or three for €10. 1st prize-€1,000, 2nd prize-€500, 3rd prize-€250, 4th prize-€250 and 5th prize-two All Ireland Football Final tickets. Tickets can be purchased from John Friel or any committee member.DATE FOR THE DIARY: Official opening of the new clubhouse on Sunday September 28th, more details to follow soon.U13’S: The team make the long journey to play Downings on Wednesday night. Good luck to the lads and all involved with the team.CLUB MERCHANDISE: Great selection of Club merchandise which can now be ordered , please contact Nichola Donaghey on 0866030736 if interested. Check our Facebook page to view the club gear.Items displayed are for children but adult sizes can also be purchased (check with Nichola for prices). Watch out for more items of club merchandise in the coming weeks.CLUB BINGO: Bingo continues every Thursday night at 9pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany.Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures.Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email rosiekelly28@eircom.net no later than 9pm on Sunday night. GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN EXCELLENT LEAGUE VICTORY OVER AODH RUADH was last modified: September 8th, 2014 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

Donegal rocked by further retirements from county squad

first_imgDONEGAL HAVE been rocked with the news that several high-profile stars will not be available for selection for the 2017 season.Rory Kavanagh and Christy Toye, who have made 309 Donegal appearances between them, have retired from inter-county football, Donegal boss Rory Gallagher confirmed at a press conference in Ballybofey this evening.Gallagher had been hopeful that the pair would be back for another go, but the experienced duo have ended their inter-county involvement. “They’re big losses in experience,” said the Donegal manager, who also confirmed the departures of David Walsh and Anthony Thompson from his squad.The announcements are really the end of an era in Donegal, following the retirements of McFadden and Eamon McGee in the wake of the All-Ireland quarter-final loss to Dublin in August.The news serves as a blow to Donegal, who have seen Leo McLoone and Odhrán Mac Niallais opt out of the panel while it has since been confirmed that Thompson hasn’t returned to training with the squad.Gallagher said: “We were aware of all of these situations coming up the road after the Dublin game last year.” “We’re looking forward to new challenges. We talked about extending our term and that was with the new players in mind.”Donegal rocked by further retirements from county squad was last modified: January 11th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Staff wanted for new off-license

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: A new off-license which is set to open in Letterkenny are looking to recruit staff. Management at the company need one full-time employee and two additional part-time staff.A bar which has recently closed down in the locality is transferring its license into the off-license which will be located in Letterkenny. Job Title: Full-Time Manager Job Requirements: Successful candidates need to have previous experience working in the licensed beverages industry.Professional, self-motivated, punctual and reliable.Attractive remuneration package available dependent on experience.Must be flexible with working hours.Job Title: Part-Time Staff Job Requirements: Diligent, reliable an hardworking.Previous experience helpful, but not essential.Must be flexible with working hours.If you’re interested in any of these positions then please send your CV’s now to markforker88@gmail.comJob Vacancies: Staff wanted for new off-license was last modified: September 26th, 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)last_img read more

Hernandez admits he was offside

first_imgManchester United striker Javier Hernandez admitted he was lucky his winning goal against nine-man Chelsea was allowed to stand.Hernandez was in an offside position when he netted with 15 minutes to go, giving United their first league win at Stamford Bridge since 2002.“Probably,” the player replied when asked if his goal was offside.“It’s a habit I have to look to the linesman. It was a difficult game but we were lucky that we scored the last goal,” he told Sky Sports.More reaction to follow later.See also:Ferguson: Fernando Torres’ dismissal ‘was his own fault’Controversy as nine-man Chelsea loseFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Bournemouth v Chelsea: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgBournemouth’s win was another low point in Chelsea’s seasonKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 23 April 2016Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)Match in a nutshell: With just one win in their last seven games in all competitions, Chelsea aim to avenge December’s home defeat by Bournemouth.BetVictor.com preview: Expect Blues to get back to winning waysInjuries and suspensionsAFC BOURNEMOUTHRuled out: Adam Smith (groin), Harry Arter (Achilles), Tyrone Mings (knee).Fitness tests: Benik Afobe (hamstring).CHELSEARuled out: John Terry (Achilles), Kurt Zouma (knee), Loic Remy (groin), Thibaut Courtois (suspended). Possible line-upsAFC Bournemouth: Boruc; Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels; Ritchie, Surman, Gosling, Gradel; Stanislas; King.Subs from: Federici, Wiggins, Distin, MacDonald, O’Kane, Pugh, Iturbe, Murray, Afobe, Grabban, Wilson, Rantie.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro; Costa. Subs from: Amelia, Blackman, Aina, Miazga, Matic, Colkett, Oscar, Kenedy, Hazard, Falcao, Pato, Traore. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesAFC Bournemouth total: L W L L W (6 points)Home: L L W W L (6 points)Chelsea total: L L W D D (5 points)Away: L W W W D (10 points)Top scorers – all competitionsAFC Bournemouth: King 7; Stanislas 5, Wilson 5; Afobe 4, Cook 4, Gosling 4, Murray 4, Pugh 4; Daniels 3, Ritchie 3; Smith 2; Arter 1, Gradel 1, Kermorgant 1, MacDonald 1, Tomlin 1.Chelsea: Costa 15; Willian 10; Oscar 8; Pedro 7; Fabregas 5; Traore 4; Cahill 3, Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Hazard 2, Ivanovic 2, Kenedy 2, Loftus-Cheek 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Matic 1, Mikel 1, Pato 1, Terry 1.Last five meetings5 December 2015: Chelsea 0 AFC Bournemouth 14 October 1994: AFC Bournemouth 0 Chelsea 121 September 1994: Chelsea 1 AFC Bournemouth 028 November 1989: AFC Bournemouth 2 Chelsea 325 March 1989: Chelsea 2 AFC Bournemouth 0Chelsea 1 win, Man City 2 wins, 2 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more