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Fri 13 Mar Weekend GAAFixtures (All first named teams at home) Bon Secours Division 2 Football League,Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Annaghdown 8pmBon Secours Division 4 Football League,St Brendan’s V Mountbellew/Moylough 8pm==Sat 14 MarDivision 1 Hurling League: Ballinderreenv St Thomas’ 11amBon Secours Division 1 Football League:Oileain Arann V An Cheathrú Rua 1pm; Tuam Stars V An Spideal 3pm; St Michael’s V Mountbellew/Moylough 3pm;Corofin V Moycullen 3pmBon Secours Division 2 Football League:Kilconly V Claregalway 3pm; Headford V Oranmore-Maree 3pm; Monivea-Abbey VBarna 4pmBon Secours Division 3 Football League:St. James V Oughterard 3pm; Glenamaddy V Leitir Mór 3pm; Cortoon Shamrocks VMicheal Breathnach 3pmBon Secours Division 3 Football League:Menlough V Athenry 1pm; Dunmore MacHales V Clifden 4pm;Bon Secours Division 4 Football League:Clonbur V Williamstown 1pm; St Gabriel’s V Killererin 3pmU21 A Hurling Championship: Sarsfields VTurloughmore 11am==Sun 15 MarBon Secours Division 3 Football League:Carna Cashel V Corofin 12 noonBon Secours Division 4 Football League:Salthill-Knocknacarra V Fr Griffins/Eire Óg 11amDivision 3 Hurling League Group 1:Clarinbridge V Annaghdown 11amMinor A Football League North:Claregalway V Monivea-Abbey 10:30am; Caltra V Corofin 10:30amMinor B1 Football League North: TuamStars V Kilconly 10:30am; Annaghdown V Caherlistrane 10:30amMinor B2 Football League North: StGabriel’s V Kilkerrin/Clonberne/Killererin 10:30am; Mountbellew/Moylough V Athenry 10:30amMinor C Football League North: MenloughV Milltown 10:30am; CortoonShamrocks V Headford 10:30amJunior Hurling League Group 2: ArdrahanV Killimordaly 11:00am; Ballinderreen V Kinvara 11am; Clarinbridge V Craughwell 12:30pmJunior Hurling League Group 3:Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Tommy Larkins 11am; Gort V Kilbeacanty 11am; Beagh VSt Thomas 11amJunior Hurling League Group 4: StLoughrea V Portumna 11am; Killimor VTynagh/Abbey-Duniry 11amJunior Hurling League Group 5:Sarsfields V Tooreen 11amMinor A Football League West: Barna VOranmore-Maree 11am; Moycullen V Oughterard 11am; St Michael’s V Salthill-Knocknacarra 11amMinor B Football League West: An SpidéalV Clifden 11am; Micheál Breathnach V Carna-Caiseal/NaPiarsaigh 11am; St. James V Leitir Mór 11amMinor C Football League West: KillanninV Clonbur 11am; An Cheathrú Rua V Salthill-Knocknacarra 11am ==Tue 17 Mar (AllGames 11am unless stated)Division 1 Hurling League: TurloughmoreV Sarsfields; Cappataggle V Gort; Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Loughrea; BallinderreenV Liam Mellows; Tommy Larkins V St Thomas; Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Oranmore-MareeDivision 2 Hurling League: Craughwell VKillimordaly; Portumna V Kilconieron; Beagh V Athenry; Mullagh VMeelick-Eyrecourt; Castlegar V Abbeyknockmoy; Ardrahan V Padraig Pearses Division 3 Hurling League: Moycullen VKillimor; Kiltormer V Turloughmore; Athenry V Four Roads; Sylane V Castlegar; AnSpidéal V Ahascragh/Fohenagh; Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough V Carnmore; Rahoon-NewcastleV Kinvara Junior 1 Hurling Championship: Bearna-NaForbacha V Salthill-Knocknacarra; Micheál Breathnach V Ballinasloe; MenloEmmetts V Ballygar Junior Hurling League Group 1: MoycullenV Castlegar 12:30pm; Carnmore V Oranmore-Maree 3pm; Liam Mellows VRahoon-Newcastle 3pm; Mullagh V Cappataggle 3pm; Sylane V Turloughmore 11am; Padraig Pearses VAbbeyknockmoy 3pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
The death is announced of Mr. Shadrach K. Walker, which sad event occurred on February 28, 2015 at the Lakpazee, Monrovia home of his son Jefferson.He was in his 78th year.Mr. Walker began his professional career in 1969 as administrative assistant to the comptroller of the University of Liberia. It was at UL that he spent most of his professional life. He later became director of the UL bookstore and later as director of the University Stores. In 1982 he was appointed UL director of transport, a position in which he served until 1989, when he became UL legal officer.At the outbreak of the civil war Shadrach joined his wife and children in the United States. When his health began to fail he returned to Liberia in 2010.Shadrach Kona Walker was born on December 1, 1937 in Royesville, unto the union of Mr. Thomas Walker and his wife Jenna.Shadrach attended the St. Patrick’s Elementary School, where he graduated in 1955 as president of the class. His classmates included Counselor Stephen B. (Bill) Dunbar, Kona Beysolow, A.F. and B.F. Ashong, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, Lionel (Bliss) Keller, Jonathan Nimley and Kenneth Y. Best. Also in the class were the late Anthony A. Ajavon, Courtney Whisnant and his older brother Lester, Kofa Boe, Winston Henries, Samuel Seibo, Arthur B. Collins, James de Toles and many others. Rufus M. Darpoh and Jonathan Nimley were also earlier members of the class, but they received double promotions in the sixth grade and therefore graduated with the eighth grade class of 1954.After graduation from the eighth grade, Shadrach entered St. Patrick’s High School, where he graduated in 1959. The following year he entered the University of Liberia, earning the Bachelor’s in Political Science. He later attended the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law where he took the Bachelor of Law degree.In 1968 Shadrach was wedded to Ms. Lucinda Glover of Kakata, Margibi County. This union was blessed with several children, including the eldest son Jefferson Walker, who followed his father as a UL administrator, serving now as director of plant operation.Shadrach, like his foster father, Counselor Lawrence A. Morgan, became a Counselor-at-law and for many years served the Morgan, Grimes and Harmon Law Firm at Lynch Street, Monrovia.His son, Shadrach Walker, Jr., predeceased him. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucinda Walker, Mrs. Massa Walker Brown, Mrs. Miamaline Johnson, Kona, Lady Rosemarie, Mrs. Miata Griffiths, Mrs. Jebbeh Jangaba, Mrs. Tenneh Tolbert, Korpo, Kpamu, Fatu and Evelyn Walker. The body will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor on late Friday afternoon, March 27, 2015 and taken to Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, Monrovia for wake keeping beginning at 6 o’clock p.m. The funeral rites will be said at the same church at 10 o’clock a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015. Interment will follow immediately at the Kaiser Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Brewerville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Could Bruma be on his way to the Premier League this summer? 1 Tottenham and Manchester United sent scouts to watch Galatasaray rising star Bruma in action against Fenerbache on Sunday evening, according to reports.Turkish-Football have revealed that the Premier League pair were among a host of European clubs who sent representatives to watch the highly-anticipated ‘Intercontinental’ derby.Both Spurs and United have been linked with the 22-year-old, whose string of fine performances in the Turkish Super League have earned raves reviews around Europe.The Portuguese attacking midfielder’s future at Galatasaray has been cast in doubt after failing to put pen-to-paper on a new deal.The youngster has just 14 months remaining on his current contract with the Istanbul giants.Galatasaray may be forced into selling Bruma in order to comply with UEFA for Financial Fair Play regulations, which has alerted both Spurs and United.
Later owners included Mario Milano, a former child actor who got the neighbors riled up by renting it to movie companies for filming. In 1979, its most colorful occupant, the notorious Dovie Beams de Villagran, moved in. A former mistress of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the B-movie actress from Nashville also rented out the house for filming. And neighbors were reportedly horrified at the flamboyance of the garden’s statuary, gazebos and other additions she spent a reputed $3million installing. In 1987, Beams de Villagran was evicted after declaring bankruptcy with debts of $22million and, with her husband, was sentenced to eight years in jail for defrauding 13 banks of $18 million. No one’s lived in the house since then. It’s passed through several hands, including Eric Yokeno, a Japanese investor who paid $3.9 million for it in 1988 – then the highest price ever for a home in the San Gabriel Valley. In 1988, in the middle of a massive restoration – and after it was used as a backdrop for “The Beverly Hillbillies” movie – the house was gutted by fire. In 1990, the Yokeno family decided to raze it and rebuild. The house twice changed hands before being bought by Hung Pen Chang in 1997. Longtime Pasadena Realtor Rosey Bell said rumors have always swirled around the house, the latest being that the seller – “the largest Asian woman landowner” – bought the house for her granddaughter when she got married, things went wrong with the romance, and no one ever moved in. “I don’t know who would buy it, an Iranian prince?” she joked, “Or someone who needs to get their money out of a country, I guess. I don’t think it will be anyone in Pasadena; it’s a whole lot more Beverly Hills.” email@example.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: 10/18: House for sale: Asking price $52 million PASADENA – Just what does $52 million buy in Pasadena these days? A man-made lake and waterfall; topiary zoo; a ballroom, naturally; your own spa; four master suites among a total of 15 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms; a guest house; a guard house; and a Corinthian column facade that could be mistaken for a Las Vegas hotel. Listing agent Steve Davis is pretty sure the 35,000-square- foot house on 4.7 acres at 1288 S. Oakland Ave. is the priciest ever in Pasadena – more than four times higher than any other previous listed sale. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“We’ve got people flying in from overseas, Shanghai, the U.K., Italy – there’s been inquiries from all over the world,” said Davis, who has specialized in estates for about 20 years. He’s conducted eight tours of the house and its manicured grounds since it went on the market just over a week ago, Davis said, adding that the blank-slate interior is a plus. When you spend $52 million on a house, you don’t want anyone’s leftover decor, he said. Last fall, Maggie Navarro listed and sold what was then the most expensive house in Pasadena, the $12 million “Dynasty” house – a modest 13,000 square feet on 2.5 acres at 1145 Arden Road that first went on the market for $14.5million. The mansion’s rich history of gossip matches the ritzy price. The first neoclassical house, apparently designed with the White House in mind, was built by Harry Charles House about 1913.
“But you knew about Jadon, he had a determination about him, as much as he loved playing football, he wanted to be the best at everything he did, he wanted to stretch himself, he wanted to challenge himself.“I think you see that now in terms of how much he’s progressed in such a short space of time. It’s full credit to him and his family.”McGuane’s professional affiliation with Sancho ended when the youngster joined Manchester City for an initial fee of £66,000 in 2015.After impressing in City’s academy for two years, his desire to play regular first-team football saw him reject a reported £30,000-a-week contract to join Dortmund for £8million. Jadon Sancho is a full England international REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “That’ll be down to Jadon. It’s more a question for Jadon – where does he see his future?“At the minute, you can see he’s enjoying his football with Borussia Dortmund. They’ve given him a fantastic opportunity to showcase himself and I’m sure they wouldn’t want to lose out on him.“Jadon’s taken the opportunity they’ve given him. I guess you never know what the future holds.”Sancho received a first call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad in October.He has gone on to win four senior caps, with the latest coming in a 5-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic on Friday.McGuane believes Sancho could star for England at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.He added: “There’s a long way to go. He’s still very young, there’s a long way for him to develop and progress. “He just loves playing football. He plays with a smile on his face, I watched him the other night [against the Czech Republic], he’s just doing all the things he used to do back when he was ten, 11, 12, 13 with us at Watford. It’s great to see him continuing to kick on and progress with his career.”Sancho’s eight goals and 12 assists in the Bundesliga this term have caught Man United’s eye. Borussia Dortmund won’t want to lose Jadon Sancho this summer, despite the lure of a big-money offer from Manchester United.That is the view of Sancho’s former academy coach at Watford, Chris McGuane, who coached the youngster for five years from 2010. Czech Republic vs Brazil (Tuesday) – talkSPORT 2West Brom vs Birmingham (Friday) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Southampton (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Everton (Saturday) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Norwich (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Portsmouth vs Sunderland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2 5 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Jadon Sancho is level on assists (12) with Lionel Messi this season Chris McGuane knows Jadon Sancho very well no dice The Premier League giants have been linked with an £80million move for the England international, who turned 19 on Monday.And Watford’s former head of academy McGuane knew about Sancho’s talent when he was just ten years old.He told talkSPORT: “I think full credit goes to Jadon in terms of how much he’s accelerated his own development.“He was a talent, he was somebody who just wanted to play. We had to make sure we gave him the right environment to go and flourish and show what he can do.“You knew somebody was there that had a real talent and could progress in the game. It’s very difficult to judge a nine, ten, 11 or 12-year-old and where you think they’re going to end up. RANKED 5 REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The tricky winger has three years left on his Dortmund deal – and could be worth even more if he helps his club to a first Bundesliga title in seven years.Dortmund trail leaders Bayern Munich on goal difference with eight games to go.When asked if he sees Sancho playing for a top Premier League club, McGuane said: “Look, Jadon has got all the ability and talent and almost the world in front of him. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly an admirer of Jadon Sancho “He’s getting some fantastic support from Borussia Dortmund and Gareth with the national team.“He’s being very well looked after and it’s down to Jadon. He needs to continue to develop and continue to put in the right performances and be there on merit when the World Cup comes around.“I think if he continues to progress the way he’s going, I have no doubt he’ll go on and do very well in that World Cup.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF There are six live commentaries across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and where to hear them, below… 5 shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 5 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Jadon Sancho has taken the Bundesliga by storm with Borussia Dortmund 5 He has become one of the most highly regarded youngsters in Europe due to his form over the past 18 months.Sancho has created the joint-most goals in Europe’s top five leagues, alongside Barcelona star Lionel Messi, with 12 assists this season.McGuane, who left Watford to join Nottingham Forest’s academy last summer, said: “I think he was brave. At the time, there weren’t too many young English players playing abroad.“He took the step. It doesn’t surprise you because all Jadon wants to do is play football at the highest level and push himself and challenge himself.“So if he was given an opportunity to have discussions with another club and was told ‘actually, there’s a real chance of you playing in our first-team’ then it doesn’t surprise me that that’s the route he took. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow REVEALED gameday cracker LIVE on talkSPORT ADVICE
Manchester United are still in the running to sign Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports.The £75million-rated Ajax captain has been heavily tipped to join Barcelona this summer amid interest from the Red Devils, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus. shining tense Getty 2 Getty REVEALED no dice De Ligt’s leadership skills could help tighten up a leaky United defence which conceded 54 goals in the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.And The Telegraph claim the Netherlands defender remains interested in a move to Old Trafford, despite the club’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Last week, De Ligt insisted there is no deal in place between Ajax and Barcelona to sign him as the LaLiga champions are also keen to buy Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a huge rebuilding job on his hands Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The 19-year-old led Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals and helped the Dutch giants win a first Eredivisie title in five years, as well as the Dutch Cup.“We’ve shown everyone what Ajax is about, what kind of city Amsterdam is,” De Ligt said.“We have shown everyone what we stand for, and that is attacking football. We’ve shown everyone what the big man above us [Ajax legend Johan Cruyff] wanted to see and what he expected from us.“We did it all together – experienced players, youth players, everyone. And the supporters, we want to thank you for a fantastic season.” Matthijs de Ligt is being targeted by Premier League and European giants Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury deals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The France forward, who on Tuesday announced he will leave Atletico this summer, has a £104million release clause.It is believed Barca would be unable to fund both Griezmann and De Ligt transfers in the same window.De Ligt is expected to make up his mind over his next move after the Nations League finals next month. ADVICE
Sligo Rovers are likely to again be without winger Daniel Kearns for the forthcoming games against St Patrick’s and Cork City over the next four days.Kearns has missed the last three games with a thigh problem, and has been ruled out of tomorrow’s trip to Richmond Park to face St Pat’s.He is also unlikely to feature in Monday’s home game against Cork City at the Showgrounds.Meanwhile, Ocean FM understands that striker Mathew Stevens has returned to parent club Peterborough after his loan agreement at the Showgrounds was ended.The Bit O’ Red go into tomorrow’s game level on points with the Saints in the table, having played out a one-all draw in the Showgrounds earlier in the season.Speaking on Ocean FM’s Rovers Review Show, midfielder John Russell, who won a league title with St Pat’s in 2013, says that Pat’s and Rovers find themselves in a similar predicament ahead of tomorrow’s game…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/John-Russell-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Rovers boss Gerard Lyttle said: “We were taught a lesson in the second half last Friday. We played well up until the first goal and from then on we made mistakes and were punished for them.“We switched off and have to take a message from it. It was a bad night after the positive result against Limerick.“We had been doing well and have to get back to what we had been doing prior to that bad second period against Dundalk.“Pat’s had a good win last week having previously done better away from home.“Our own record on the road hasn’t been good and while there are travel demands and preparation can be better with long journeys, it has been that way forever for Sligo Rovers so it’s no excuse. It’s something we have to change and start picking up points away.“Our home form shows we are capable and it’s something we want to change from here on. We feel we can get a positive result and finding a more consistent performance is what we want from the group.”Friday’s game kicks-off at 7.45pm in Richmond Park, and there will be live updates on Ocean FM.The Saints recorded a 2-0 win over Drogheda United last Friday, and willhope to improve on the 1-1 draw away to the Bit O’Red earlier in theseason.In team news, the Saints remain without Darren Dennehy through injury,however manager Liam Buckley otherwise has a full squad to select fromincluding top-scorer Kurtis Byrne who has three goals in each of hislast three league games.Speaking to stpatsfc.com ahead of Friday night’s game in Inchicore,Buckley admitted that while his side were looking to replicate lastweek’s win, he hoped his team would still improve on their performance.“Last week was a great win for us. We played very well in the firsthalf and could have been more than 1-0 up at half-time. We started thesecond half well and saw it out well. We’re improving steadily and knowthat there is still more to come from the team, especially in front ofgoal where we can still be that bit sharper and take more of ourchances.”Reflecting on the opposition, Buckley knows that Sligo will pose asignificant threat under new manager Gerard Lyttle. “Sligo are andalways will be a good footballing side. They’ve recently changedmanager so they’ll be keen to record points so we know that they willpose us problems. Like last weekend however, if we can start the gamewell we can hopefully take the initiative and look to get a positiveresult.”For St Pat’s goalkeeper Conor O’Malley, the Mayo man will be hoping toget one over the Bit O’Red. The Westport man recorded his second cleansheet of the season last weekend and admitted that the hard work thatthe whole team put in was the primary reason for the shut out.“Last week was a great result for us. We all worked really hard and itshowed in the scoreline with the fact we were well on top for themajority of the game and kept a clean sheet. When everyone is closingdown and pressing from the front, it makes it easier for us at the backso our aim is to replicate that every week.”While admitting that it’s been a tricky start to the season, O’Malleybelieves the Saints can climb the table and admits that the aim for theplayers is to add consistency to their performance levels and results.“We’re unbeaten now in three and last week was a good win. We’re stillgelling together as a team so hopefully we can continue that on Fridayand over the next few weeks.”
Calry Bohs1 – 0Ballisodare Utd PWDLFAGDPts 1Strand Celtic FC1492342231929 Calry Bohs took all three points away to Ballisodare United a brilliant goal from Aaron Flynn on thirty two minutes doing the damage and despite the best efforts of Ballisodare United they could not breach the defence barriers of Calry Bohs. 10Ballygawley Celtic1303101044-343 7St. John’s FC134272738-1114 Chaffpool Utd1 – 2Cliffoney Celtic Manor Rangers4 – 0Arrow Harps Carbury FC5 – 0St Johns FC Leitrim kingpins returned to their winning ways hitting Arrow Harps for four without reply. Vincent Sweeney opened their account on twenty minutes Niall Walsh hit the second four minutes from half time. Ten minutes from full time and Manor struck twice Niall Walsh again on the mark and Seamus Ryder avery clinical display from the Manor Boys. 7Coolaney United133371732-1512 Ballisodare UtdvWest Utd Coolaney Utd0 – 2Glenview Stars Benbulben FC fined €130 and severe caution for failure to field again will see club removed from League and all disciplinary rules applied to registered players. Ballymote Celtic1 – 2Strand Celtic Carbury FC continue their unbeaten run winning well at home in Sean Fallon Park to St Johns. Ibrahim Savage hitting a hat trick with Gareth Kelly snatching two goals as well as missing g a penalty that would have given him his hat trick. But it was smiles all round for Manager Adrian Conlon and his team as they are just two points behind Strand with five games in hand. All Cup & Shield Games decided on the day if still a draw after 90 minutes plus one period of extra time (10 minutes E/W) FIFA Rules on Penalty’s to apply. Any Club / Team forfeiting a fixture will be removed from the competition and disciplinary action will follow.League Tables Sunday 4th February 2018Sligo Southern Hotel Super League Dromore Villa0 – 2MCR FC 4Aughanagh Celtic145452827119 2Carbury FC99003863227 Dromore VillavCoolaney Utd Sligo Southern Hotel Super League All results by 1.30pm after game to 087 1417566 Home team responsible for calling in match result with all scorers. Where a ground is deemed unplayable the home team can if possible provide another approved venue otherwise the game must revert to the opponent’s ground. Where both grounds are unplayable the two teams concerned can agree fixture for approved Astro if available, and split the costs 50/50. Home Team responsible to provide at least Four (4) Match Balls for all Home fixtures. Glenview StarsvMerville Utd Real TubbervBenbulben FC Sligo Pallets Premier League KO 11am Fixture Saturday 10h February KO 7.45pmSligo Southern Hotel Super League 9Chaffpool United132471731-1410 Fixtures Sunday 11th February K O 11amSligo Southern Hotel Super League 8Benbulben FC93151526-1110 Benbulben FC0 – 3Merville Utd 5Calry Bohs145272629-317 Gurteen CelticvMCR FC 4Cliffoney Celtic1273241172424 3Cartron United F.C.1481540192125 3Manor Rangers1381435251025 in the Andrew Mullen Premier League Merville United go top after a walk over from North Sligo side Benbulben FC who are now in hot water.MCR are joint second winning by two goals to nil at the Astro in Cleveragh against Dromore Villa Stephen Hallahan scored a penalty as well as missing one and Keith Nibbs added the 2nd for MCR. who paid a heavy having two players sent off Stephen Hallahan and Hayden Cawley while Stephen Feeney got his marching orders for the Villa a busy morning for Referee Scottie Harte.North Sligo Kingpins Cliffoney Celtic got back to their winning form away to Chaffpool who scored first through Padraig Murtagh Niall Sheerin equalised for Cliffoney but it took a Bartley Clancy strike on the stroke of full time to capture the points.Glenview Stars with two goals in the first half from Keith Carty nailed all three points away to Coolaney United.Disciplinary:Benbulben FC fined €130 with severe caution failure to fulfil another fixture will see them removed from the league.MCR Hayden Cawley and Stephen Hallahan and Dromore Villa Stephen Feeney each fined €30 and suspended from next League fixture. Following Match Officials report of this fixture further disciplinary sanctions/suspensions/fines may follow. All fines payable with 7 Days to R D Kennedy 69 Cloondara Ballisodare Co. Sligo.Results Sunday 4th February 9Arrow Harps113351730-1312 T P Brennan Connacht Cup 4th Round Fixtures Sunday KO 2pm Strand CelticvSt John’s FC 5Glenview Stars1171327141322 Calry BohsvAughanagh Celtic Arrow HarpsvBallygawley Celtic 2MCR FC109013692727 11Gurteen Celtic100010754-470 Ej’s Leading Scorers: (13) Ibrahim Savage Carbury FC (12) Gareth Kelly Carbury FC Malachy Spratt St. John’s Lee Marshall Strand Celtic (11) Mark Irwin Ballymote Celtic Niall Walsh Manor Rangers Seamus Ryder Manor Rangers (9) Andrew Patton Ballisodare Utd (8) (6) Dermot Beggan Aughanagh Celtic Anthony Elding Arrow Harps Conor Davey Ballisodare Utd Matthew Conlon Oates Strand Celtic (5) Paul McTiernan Aughanagh Celtic Jack Hever Ballymote CelticSligo Pallets Premier League The League leaders in the Southern Super League Strand Celtic seen their away fixture transferred back to Strandhill as Ballymote Celtic pitch was deemed unplayable. Prior to this Strand Celtic had lost just twice all season at home in October to Carbury FC and in November to Calry Bohs. On paper this game was a banker for Strand Celtic riding high at the top of the table and Ballymote Celtic second from bottom. However, all form went out the window with a magnificent display from the Ballymote Men. Strand opened the scoring on twenty minutes with a fine effort from Lee Marshall but celebrations were short lived as five minutes later Adam Cunnane cut through the Strand defence like a knife through butter to equalise. Minutes into the second half and the hit man Mark Irwin nailing the winner he dazzled his way into the danger area and beat Strand Keeper Graham Lee at his near post to cap a brilliant performance from Ballymote Celtic. The day and the points all belong to Ballymote Celtic who had a great day at the seaside and on this form they will continue to rise. 1Merville United990046113527 PWDLFAGDPts Ballymote CelticvManor Rangers 6Real Tubber125162735-816 Carbury FCvCorrib Rangers 10Dromore Villa9027833-252 8Ballymote Celtic113352731-412 Ej’s Leading Scorers: (16) Ryan Mc Manus Merville Utd (14) Kevin Buckley Cartron Utd F.C. (13) Keith Nibbs MCR FC (10) Alan Harrison Cliffoney Celtic (9) Bartley Clancy Cliffoney Celtic (8) Gavin Mc Donagh Cartron Utd Keith Carty Glenview Stars (6) Niall Thomas Cliffoney Celtic Joe Kilcullen Coolaney Utd Ciaran Harvey MCR (5) Alan Mc Gloughlin Benbulben Stephen Feeney Dromore Villa Ryan Hargadon Merville Utd Tyler Stallard Merville Utd Eoin Walsh Real Matthew Mulhern Real Tubber 6Ballisodare United124443229316 Sligo Pallets Premier League
Pair of Wood Ducks swimming out from underneath an overhanging tree limbYou know spring has returned to southeast Michigan when you see the unmistakable Wood Ducks in the ponds of flooded harvested corn fields.Wood Ducks are one of the first migrating waterfowl to return to southeast Michigan in late winter and early spring.And there’s no way anyone can mistake the brilliant colors of the male Wood Duck with other waterfowl. I saw my first-of-year Wood Ducks last week and managed to capture a few good shots this morning when I was birdwatching in Superior Township, Michigan near the Conservancy Pond.Last winter (2016-2017) was a mild winter and I saw several Wood Ducks overwintered in southeast Michigan. I didn’t manage to see any Wood Ducks during our cold 2017-2018 winter. Which may or may not have ended.After last week’s dumping of five to eight inches of snow in our area, we have another snow storm due in a couple days. From what I read of the forecast, this week’s snow storm should produce less than two inches of snow.I’m good with that. Let’s hope the weather forecast is correct!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Winter Rainbow at Lake Erie MetroparkDid you see it? Look in the sky, to the left of the pond. I was expecting another hawk. Or perhaps a Great Blue Heron slowly winging its way across the early morning sky at Lake Erie Metropark on the northeastern shore of Lake Erie. I was surprised by what…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Snowy Day at Wilcox Recreation AreaI was glad to stop by Wilcox Lake Recreation Area after church this morning and enjoyed seeing waterfowl swimming in the open water. Due to the nearby dam, the lake doesn’t always freeze over in winter. You can almost always find ducks, geese, and other waterfowl on the lake. Thankfully,…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Rare Bird in Ohio and MichiganWhat a pleasant surprise as the rare Black-bellied Whistling Duck was spotted recently in our southeast Michigan/northwest Ohio area. And I managed to see it in Ohio and Michigan in the same week! The birding community in Michigan and Ohio have been chatting about the Black-bellied Whistling Duck for the…In “Nature”