Fine double for Sprintec

first_imgSprintec Track Club scored two big wins during yesterday’s 2016 Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium.The club’s female and male teams clocked fast times to capture the men’s and women’s sprint relays for clubs and institutions.The quartet of Gayon Evans, Anastasia Leroy, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Sherone Simpson turned back sister team GC Foster College to clock a winning time of 43.61 seconds. G.C. Foster were second in 44.17 and University of Technology, third in 44.35.McLaughlin-Whilby was overjoyed with her team’s run.”We just came out today to give of our best and I am very pleased with how the young ladies ran. I am happy I was able to finish injury free,” said McLaughlin-Whilby.The Sprintec men, who finished a close second to MVP Track Club at the recent Milo Western Relays, avenged that defeat with a quick 38.59 as Racers were second in 39.02 ahead of UTech, 39.55.The winning Sprintec quartet was Jermaine Hamilton, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer and Chadic Hinds.PRETTY CONFIDENT”We were not focusing on time coming into the race, but in the end, we were very happy that we ran fast. We have a new set of guys and I am pretty confident that next year we are going to run much faster,” Dwyer said.There were two 4x100m relay wins in the high school section for Edwin Allen High’s girls and Kingston College (KC).Edwin Allen won the Class Three, and Four events. In Class Three they clocked 46.13 to hold off St Catherine High, second in 46.19, and St Jago High, third in 46.34.In Class Four, favourites Edwin Allen remained unbeaten this season winning in 47.58 ahead of Hydel High, 47.70, and Wolmer’s Girls, 49.88.St Jago’s girls ran away with the Class One sprint relay after favourites Holmwood Technical dropped the baton. The Spanish Town-based school won in 45.77. Green Island High clocked 45.81 for second and Camperdown High were third in 45.92.Holmwood made up for their Class One loss by taking Class Two as favourites Edwin Allen had baton problems on the second leg. Holmwood won in 46.02, defeating St Jago (46.07) and Edwin Allen, 47.77.KC won the Class Three sprint relay clocking 43.41 to finish ahead of Wolmer’s Boys, 43.41, and St Jago, 44.09.A brilliant second leg from former Vaz Prep star Terrique Stennett gave KC an easy win in Class Four. They won in 45.17 with Calabar High second in 46.60 and St Jago third in 47.68.Jamaica College captured the Class One boys 4x100m in 40.01. St Jago, 40.44, and Cornwall College, 40.57, were second and third, respectively. In this event, Calabar’s second-leg runner fell after the exchange, while Kingston College’s anchor leg runner pulled up 30 metres from the finish line.Calabar were hit by a hamstring injury to star Class Two sprinter Tyreke Wilson. Wilson almost went down on the lead off leg, but, despite the injury, still managed to hand over the baton to teammate Christopher Taylor on the second leg. They won in 41.21 with Wolmer’s Boys second in 41.98.last_img read more

Teachers deal has high price

first_imgDuffy also plans to work with area leaders in lobbying for state lawmakers to increase LAUSD funding. “We want the … mayors of the 26 cities that have children in the Los Angeles Unified School District to be part of this effort to go upstate, twist arms and convince legislators that if they don’t put money into public education, public education will die,” Duffy said. Analysts said not having enough money to cover salary costs is a problem that will continue to haunt the district until public attitudes change toward teacher pay. “Providing adequate salaries for teachers should not have to be as problematic as it is,” said Sylvia Rousseau, a University of Southern California professor of clinical education who formerly worked as District 7 superintendent for the LAUSD. “Obviously, there are huge problems because we as a public haven’t decided that teachers are valuable enough to adequately compensate. It creates huge conflicts between districts and unions, and this is an issue the public needs to take much more seriously.” Disputes not over While the deal allowed the LAUSD to fend off a threatened strike by teachers, the school drama appeared far from over. The deal bumps the average teacher salary from $60,162 to $63,772 annually, retroactive to July, but leaves negotiations open for the balance of the three-year agreement. “Within two months, we’ll hear the same fight: `We need to cut bureaucrats and protect teachers and their salaries,”‘ said LAUSD board member David Tokofsky. But the next couple of months also hold the promise of a hard-fought election, with the UTLA as a major campaign contributor, for four of the seven school board seats. “It may be that the outgoing board tried to resolve as much as they could and left it to the new board to finish up the hard part,” said Bob Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies. “The union’s trying to figure out where it’ll be after the election, as well. It’s really uncertain how that’ll go.” Also upcoming is a final court ruling on L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s plan to take over significant control of the district. A former labor leader, he issued a statement saying he was pleased with the contract. “I’ve said from the beginning that we need to pay teachers more, and I’m heartened that this offer does that,” Villaraigosa said. Millions for health During the news conference, board member Jon Lauritzen noted that the district will spend more than $800 million to provide lifetime health benefits for current and retired teachers. The rationale, he said, was that UTLA members had earned the benefit by forgoing pay increases in previous years. “I don’t take so much credit for the raise, but I do take full credit for the health benefits,” said Lauritzen, a former high school teacher. “I took the lead on that in the beginning, and that’s one of the main concerns I hear about from (teachers).” When negotiations formally opened last May, Duffy insisted on raises of at least 9 percent. Management negotiators made a counteroffer in November of 3 percent, touching off months of contention. Given that union members had planned to take a strike authorization vote this week, the amicable resolution is something to celebrate, said Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. “It’s a major political milestone, especially for Brewer,” Regalado said. “He’s the new kid on the block stepping into the hornet’s nest. Having this major battle out of the way, it softens the political environment for everyone.” kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We will do our part to create efficiencies here at Los Angeles Unified,” said Brewer, a retired Navy admiral appointed just three months ago to head the district. “I’m going to make Los Angeles Unified a very, very efficient, clean, mean machine. But I’m still going to need more money to run the district.” Duffy to help lobby UTLA President A.J. Duffy said the union was happy with plans to reduce class size and with Brewer’s pledge to cut bureaucracy in the nation’s second-largest school district. “I’m hoping in all sincerity that the words I hear from Superintendent Brewer – not just today but in private conversations – are that he will understand that realignments must occur,” Duffy said. A new contract that gives Los Angeles teachers a 6 percent raise and reduces class size will cost the Los Angeles Unified School District $200 million more than budgeted, and officials vowed Tuesday that they’ll cut bureaucracy to help close the funding gap. During an afternoon news conference, district officials formally announced the three-year contract that gives the 48,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles a 6 percent raise the first year, with the successive years open to negotiation. Coupled with full health care benefits, the deal will cost taxpayers $300 million this year. The district also will phase in smaller class sizes at specific low-performing schools, a program that will cost an estimated $343 million over three years. Superintendent David Brewer III said the $200 million will have to come out of the district’s general fund to cover provisions of the contract. That means, he said, that he’ll have to trim the district’s bureaucracy and seek more money from the state. last_img

Gor Mahia is Kenya’s Man City, says Kerr

first_img0Shares0000The tactician, a former Leeds United player told Capital Sport he watched several EPL matches during the December holidays while back in his native United Kingdom and was attracted more to City’s style.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27- Dylan Kerr has likened his Gor Mahia squad to runaway English Premier League leaders Manchester City, saying the two teams possess a similar playing style and believes his squad can match up the Citizens man to man.The tactician, a former Leeds United player told Capital Sport he watched several EPL matches during the December holidays while back in his native United Kingdom and was attracted more to City’s style. “Back here, we are faced with tough matches everyday because teams tend to play with 10 men behind the ball against us. It is the same in England with Man City and I watched how they break teams down and it is something similar to what we do,” Kerr said.“We are on a similar style which I was pleased to see. Yes, there is a great difference in terms of monetary value. The Man City squad is worth hundreds of billions and my players are worth maybe Sh10million,” he added.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“But in terms of player quality and technical ability, my players could match Man City anytime of the day; we showed it against Everton and hopefully we can show it again,” Kerr further claimed.The tactician beams with confidence that Gor will replicate City’s dominance in England back at Kenya, but has admitted they will be faced with a tougher season.“All of the tournaments we are playing are a priority to me; otherwise I would be on a plane back to England tomorrow. We have had a very good pre-season period and looking at the players, I think we are ready. It is going to be tougher but we are up for it,” the coach noted.Kerr begins his first full season at Gor Mahia on Sunday when he leads the club for the defence of their KPL Super Cup title at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru against arch rivals AFC Leopards.-Field strong squad-Gor Mahia forward George Blackberry Odhiambo celebrates after scoring against AFC Leopards in the Mashemeji Derby on May 7, 2017. PHOTO/ Raymond MakhayaK’Ogalo have won four of the last eight Super Cup games and are seeking a fifth title.Kerr has admitted he would have had ‘different thinking’ on the squad for the match which he says is just like a practice game, but admitted he will field a very strong squad noting it’s a local derby and he would want a perfect gift for the fans.“I know how big it is for the fans and my perspective (of the game) has changed. I must admit that if it was any other club, the team selection would be different, but I know how big this is for the fans and it is important.“We have to go to the game confident, with a good tempo and hopefully get a win,” the tactician beamed.Harun Shakava (right) will be the Gor Mahia Captain replacing Musa Mohammed who moved to Albanian side FK Tirana.Gor will head into the fixture without influential Captain Musa Mohammed and midfielder Kenneth Muguna who left for Albanian second tier side KF Tirana.However, Kerr is confident that the club will move on positively without the two, adding that he is pleased Mohammed has landed a new challenge after an extended period at the club.“We have made some good signings. We got the four players that I wanted in the positions I had identified. It’s no big loss,” the coach offered.Gor Mahia will be seeking to win a record 17th KPL title. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAApart from retaining the KPL title, the Briton’s other big target is doing well in the CAF Champions League, hoping to steer the club into the group stages. He has however admitted it will not be an easy task.“It is going to be tough for us but we have to take or chances. I have tried to find info about the Equatorial Guinea team but I can’t find anything on them. It is frustrating to plan without information,” he says.“If we make it to the second round there is a possibility of meeting Esperance and I have quite a number of clips and games. They are a very good and difficult team but we have to plan, prepare and make sure the players look at the bigger picture of the group stages opening bigger doors,” the tactician further noted.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

£150m raid! Man United’s ‘new spine’ – four world class players the Red Devils could sign

first_img Man United’s new centre-back? Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos – To find out which other players could form a formidable new spine for United, click the yellow arrow above, right – Sergio Ramos made the starting line-up for Spain when they won Euro 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2010 World Cup, and has made 445 appearances for Spanish giants Real Madrid, since he joined from Sevilla in 2005. The experience and success the 29-year-old has under his belt would make him a solid candidate for United’s defensive reinforcements. Van Gaal is eager to push for the move, and allegedly will only let goalkeeper David De Gea go to Real if Ramos is part of the deal. Man United’s new midfield general? Bayern’s Bastian Schweinsteiger. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see other potential huge names United could sign – He’s been instrumental in Bayern Munich’s side, and won his eighth league title with the side in May. Schweinsteiger also lifted the world cup last year, and the Champions League trophy in 2013 – so Louis van Gal is undoubtably interested in signing the star midfielder, especially at the quoted £7.5m price tag that’s around his neck along with all his silverware. Man United’s new goalkeeper? Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see other potential huge names United could sign. – Holland’s number one when Van Gaal held the reins of the Dutch national team, Jasper Cillessen, has emerged as the most likely shot-stopper to step in for David de Gea – who is set to leave for Real Madrid this summer. His current club, Ajax, value him at close to £18m, which shouldn’t be a problem for the Red Devils should they get a good fee for De Gea. 4 4 4 Manchester United are ready to spend big again this summer, as Louis van Gaal seeks to build a new spine for a team fans are hoping will challenge for the Premier League title once again.With David de Gea potentially signing for Real Madrid, Radamel Falcao on his way to Chelsea and Michael Carrick entering the twilight years of his career, United’s Dutch manager has plenty of squad issues to address.But the club’s return to the Champions League (qualifiers) and an increase in Premier League TV revenue will boost Van Gaal’s transfer kitty, with another £150m splurge rumoured to be in the offing.Above, talkSPORT looks at four players who could provide a new world class spine at Old Trafford.Who would you like to see form United’s new spine? Comment below! 4 Man United’s new striker? Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema – Another star that’s rumoured to be a makeweight in Real’s scramble for Manchester United’s shot stopper, De Gea, is Karim Benzema. Following the departure of Radamel Falco, United and Van Gaal are looking to recruit a new, proven goal scorer to lead their front-line and the French international is an obvious choice. The 27-year-old has now established himself as one of the world’s best forwards, and the lethal finisher could prove to be the 20-goal-a-season frontman that United lacked in their last campaign.last_img read more

Lakers notes: Bryant facing challenge

first_img From Utah’s Deron Williams to Memphis’ Damon Stoudamire, the Lakers have been unable to stop opposing point guards recently. “We need more pressure defense,” Jackson added. “We’ve been getting away from what was good for us early in the year in putting some pressure on the ball and making guys have to bring it down court under duress.” New arrival? The agent for Ronny Turiaf put the odds at 50-50 that the 22-year-old forward would sign with the Lakers by Tuesday, the NBA deadline for all contracts to be guaranteed for the rest of the season. Agent Keith Moss also estimated that Turiaf is at 75 percent as he tries to regain his conditioning after undergoing heart surgery in July. Turiaf, a second-round draft pick by the Lakers, already has been medically cleared to play. “He’s excited but guarded, he doesn’t want to get his hopes up again,” Moss said. “We’re just playing the waiting game right now to see what happens.” Turiaf played his fifth game with the CBA’s Yakama (Wash.) Sun Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points and five rebounds in 27 minutes. The Lakers sent scouting director Bill Bertka to South Dakota to see Turiaf play twice this week. Moss also said Turiaf would play no more than two or three more games with Yakama before considering his options overseas. Turiaf has four or five offers to play for teams in France and Spain, with calls coming everyday, according to Moss. Artest update: Jackson was asked if the Lakers considered themselves out of the derby to acquire Indiana forward Ron Artest. “Right now it looks like no one’s in it,” Jackson said. “It’s been about a month, hasn’t it? It’s just an ongoing saga.” Familiar face: Former Lakers center Vlade Divac stopped by practice, having recently completed a month-long scouting trip to Europe. Earlier in the week, second-year guard Sasha Vujacic visited with Divac at his home in Park City, Utah. Vujacic described Divac as riding around on a snowmobile like a “15-year-old kid.” Divac, meanwhile, said he was happy to see Vujacic’s progress from his rookie season. “If you look at training camp, he didn’t do well,” Divac said. “But he showed last year that he can make shots. This year, he improved defensively. That’s been a big plus for him. He’s still young, he’s got to learn the game. But so far, he’s doing pretty good.” Also: The Lakers will be part of the first NBA game back in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The league announced Thursday that three Hornets games scheduled for Baton Rouge, La. – including a March 8 game with the Lakers – will be moved to New Orleans. The Hornets relocated to Oklahoma City for the season after Katrina. The Clippers also will play the Hornets in New Orleans on March 21. The league added that it will make a decision by the end of the month about where the Hornets will play in 2006-07. Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 ross.siler@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With Iguodala blanketing him, Bryant shot a season-worst 7 of 27 and finished with 17 points in the Lakers’ 85-81 loss. Bryant missed a 3-pointer over Iguodala with 5.9 seconds left and spent the fourth quarter trying to create any space possible. “That’s something Kobe has to watch with athletic players,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said, “that it doesn’t get to be a matchup that’s just a mano-a-mano type of thing where you get involved ego-wise into it. EL SEGUNDO – As it should be for a game featuring the NBA’s two leading scorers, all attention tonight at Staples Center will be focused on Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson, who already have scored 40 points or more in a combined 14 games this season. An interesting subplot, however, might be the matchup between Bryant and Philadelphia’s second-year guard Andre Iguodala, who played one of the best defensive games of the season against Bryant when the two teams met Nov. 11. center_img “But it’s a challenge, and Iguodala played him very well.” Bryant, bothered by a bad finger in the November game, was reluctant to give Iguodala much credit after practice Thursday, calling the 21-year-old guard an “OK defender.” “I was playing in a closet,” Bryant added. “If they want to use the same defensive principles (tonight), we should be able to get some good looks, some open looks because our spacing is much better now than it was then.” Bryant will be returning from a two-game suspension and trying to lift the Lakers out of their five-game losing streak. As for Iverson, Jackson has not seen much from guards Smush Parker and Sasha Vujacic to give him reason for encouragement. “They have not played good defense for quite a while,” Jackson said. “But we’ll chase and we’ll play team defense (Friday) and hopefully play as well as we can.” last_img read more

Foundation gets record arts grants

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The donations allowed the theater to increase its daytime concerts, plays and other performances for local youngsters to 30 during the 2005-2006 season and to more than double workshops and other visits to schools to 17, officials said. Arts for Youth also funds scholarships for teens attending its Summer Theatre camp, subsidizes tickets for young people and provided support for the production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” More than 22,000 local children are attending theater performances or otherwise participated in Arts for Youth programs in the 2005-06 season, officials said. About 750 students came by bus after the news conference to attend a matinee show of “The Jungle Book,” put on by 50 local youngsters led by two touring actor-directors from Missoula Children’s Theater. LANCASTER – The Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation received a record $33,000 in grants to support its Arts for Youth effort that sponsors theater performances and other programs for Antelope Valley schoolchildren. Three aerospace companies, a utility, a home builder and Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s office provided the grants, which totaled 30 percent more than last year, officials said Friday. “This year, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center received more grants than ever before from organizations that shared our vision,” foundation President Lou Bozigian said at a news conference on the stage set for “The Jungle Book,” a foundation-sponsored show. Arts for Youth donations came from Southern California Edison ($10,000); The Boeing Company ($9,500); The Fieldstone Foundation ($5,000); Antonovich ($4,000); Lockheed Martin ($3,000); and Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Sector ($1,500). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY AFTER WORKER FALLS TO HIS DEATH

first_imgA scaffolding company has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations at a site where a worker fell to his death.Jay Dolan, a director of Scafftex Systems, Tieveboy, Ballindrait pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court to two breaches of health and safety law at Colgan Hall in Carndonagh on May 23rd, 2006.Kevin McNammee from St. Johnston died after falling from scaffolding at the site. Dolan pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safety harness to Mr McNamee and failing to provide employee safety training for working on scaffolding.The case was adjourned to the next term of Letterkenny Circuit Court for sentencing and Judge John O’Hagan invited the family of Mr McNamee to attend and give evidence.COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY AFTER WORKER FALLS TO HIS DEATH was last modified: July 23rd, 2012 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:CarndonaghColgan HallHealth and SafetyScaffex Systemslast_img read more

Is this Newcastle’s XI for next season with Benitez’s new signings?

first_img Attacking midfield: Ayoze Perez Centre-back: Ciaran Clark 11 Centre-back: Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) 11 Central midfield: Fernando (Manchester City) 11 11 11 Goalkeeper: Pepe Reina (Napoli) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Newcastle XI, based on current rumours… Central midfield: Jonjo Shelvey 11 Right-back: DeAndre Yedlin Striker: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) Left-wing: Ismalia Sarr (Metz) Rafael Benitez may have guided Newcastle to the Championship title at the first attempt, but he has plenty to do ahead of next season.The Magpies have already signed Christian Atsu on a permanent deal from Chelsea after his loan last year, which will be a boost.Benitez, though, will know he still needs to sign more quality players to ensure the club avoid relegation straight back to the second tier.There are a few rumours flying about regarding who they could land, but what does that mean the team will look like?You can see our predicted Newcastle XI, based on current rumours, by clicking the right arrow, above… 11 11 11 Right-wing: Matt Ritchie Left-back: Paul Dummett 11 11last_img read more

Jason Quigley delivers rapid destruction for 12th pro win

first_imgTHE PERCENTAGE rose to new heights as Jason Quigley delivered an emphatic statement to blow away Jorgé Melendez at The Forum, Los Angeles.The Ballybofey man’s entered this one ‘feeling dangerous’, as he put it – and ‘El Animal’ record a real statement win, just 2 minutes and 24 seconds into the first round.Quigley had twice dropped Melendez and when the Puerto Rican was put to the canvas a third time the towel came in from the blue corner. Quigley, in red and white trunks, was the picture of business as he entered the arena, keeping Melendez waiting for his entrance.It was an utterly ruthless win by Quigley, who moves to 12-0.A big right-hander downed Melendez and he was on the floor again on the back of a quick-fire Quigley volley.Melendez got up, with referee Gerard White counting, but it wasn’t long before the massacre was over, the towel was in, the crowd was on its feet and Quigley was on the ropes taking the acclaim. Quigley, whose father, Conor, was back in his corner here alongside Manny Robles and Edgar Jasso, has now really put himself out there in the middleweight divison.Quigley was backed by a huge support in The Forum, including a gang who made their way down from The Irishman Bar in Huntington Beach, as well as a loyal band who traveled out from Donegal.Melendez had won 30 of his previous 38 fights, 28 of them via knockout, and had halted the march of a couple of prospects too.It was certainly a northwards step for Quigley, who was on the canvas for the first time since a unanmious decision win over James De La Rosa at the T-Mobile Arena in Last Vegas in May – and the manner of this win will have caught the eye of more than Melendez.The 225 days since that fight, the first occasion on which he saw the tenth round bell, have fuelled Quigley’s desire and hunger to keep moving up the ladder. His longest wait for a fight since making the transition from amateur to professional has made for a frustrating seven months of toil at The Rock Gym in Carson.A planned bout in Texas in September on the undercard of the Canelo-Smith World title fight was pulled after Quigley sprained a wrist whilst sparring.Quigley had won nine of his previous eleven contests inside the distance, with only De La Rosa and Marchristopher Adkins lasting the duration; Adkins having gone four rounds before losing 40-36, 40-36, 39-37.Quigley was signed by Oscar De La Hoya in April 2014 after a standout year in the amateurs in 2013. His debut year as a pro saw three swift wins before he lit the fuse in 2015, claiming a perfect six-out-of-six and now 2016 has ended in the most perfect of fashions.Jason Quigley delivers rapid destruction for 12th pro win was last modified: December 18th, 2016 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)Tags:Jason Quigleylast_img read more

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RELEGATION PLAY-OFF MATCHES THIS WEEEKEND

first_imgTheir are some massive games in the Senior championship down for decision this weekend as Dungloe, Cloughaneely, Bundoran and Glenfin battle it out for the right to play Senior championship football in 2014. The four sides finished bottom of their respective groups and now have to navigate their way through a relegation series in order to avoid the drop down to Intermediate championship football.Dungloe face Cloughaneely on Sunday in the Banks and will be hoping to keep their proud tradition of being a Senior club intact when they face the men from Falcaragh. Cloughaneely suffered big defeats in all their group games, while Dungloe drew with Termon in their group before narrowly losing to both Killybegs and Gaoth Dobhair.Dungloe are expected to win this match and will look to current county player Adrian Hanlon and former All-star winner Adrian Sweeney to secure championship football for the Rosses outfit.In the other relegation play-off Glenfin face Bundoran in what should be a very close encounter.Glenfin will look to current star Frank McGlynn to lead by example while Bundoran will be hoping they can recapture the form that seen them hold St.Michaels in an earlier championship match this season. A late Christy Toye point denied the Bundoran men a famous win.It won’t be the end of the road for whatever side loses in both games, as the two losers from these matches will play each other and will be given one final chance to secure their club Senior championship football for next season.  SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RELEGATION PLAY-OFF MATCHES THIS WEEEKEND was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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:bundoranCloughaneelyDonegal Senior ChampionshipdungloeglenfinRelegation play-offslast_img read more