Hotshots’ Paul Lee wins 1st BPC award, Aces’ Mike Harris is Best Import

first_imgLATEST STORIES Former Mapua guard CJ Isit makes his case at PBA Draft Combine Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Despite finishing with just 368 statistical points, well behind San Miguel’s Christian Standhardinger, who received 487 SPs, Lee had 424 points from the media, 71 points from the players, and 150 points from the PBA and all those three scores were the highest in its respective categories.Alaska point guard Chris Banchero finished second in the race with 753 points while Standhardinger came in third with 659 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle (520 points) and Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar (398 points) were the fourth and fifth place finishers.Meanwhile, Harris garnered 1,209 total points to become the conference’s top reinforcement—which is also his first Best Import award. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rivals in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals shared center court after Magnolia’s Paul Lee and Alaska’s Mike Harris were named the Best Player of the Conference and the Best Import, respectively.Lee accumulated 1,013 of the 3,343 points to win his first BPC trophy in his seven-year career.ADVERTISEMENT The awarding ceremony was held before Game 4 of the finals tipped off at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Harris topped with 540 SPs while also getting the most points from the media (456) and the PBA (150).Alaska’s versatile import was second in player voting garnering 63 points while runner-up Romeo Travis had the most nods from his fellow athletes with 88 points.Magnolia’s Travis had a total of 914 points while Ginebra’s and Meralco’s Allan Durham had 679 and 541 points to finish third and fourth, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

PAC recommends swift action against Region 8 REO

first_img…major discrepancies found in several RegionsSeveral critical issues were discussed during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting in Parliament Chambers on Monday, including the overpayment of contractors and shortages of drugs.Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Executive Officer (REO) Gavin Clarke told the PAC meeting that resources in the national budget for the procurement of drugs for the Region were not meant to be spent.However, it was brought to the attention of the Committee, that there were severe shortages of drugs in the Region and the money set aside for drug purchases had already been utilised.The REO was also cautioned about information he presented to the PAC, as he was in the habit of withdrawing answers when quizzed on occupation of Government quarters by members of the PAC.The REO was further cautioned by PAC Chairman Irfaan Ali about his responses.Meanwhile, REO for Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), Rafel Downes was questioned about overpayment to contractors and could not provide answers as to the measures being taken to address the situation.Ali said the Region was not only faced with that issue, highlighting that the office has also been faced with financial mismanagement over the past two years.Downes was advised to issue the defaulting contractors with letters from the Region’s attorney in an effort to recover the monies owed. One PAC member also highlighted the fact that at least five of the 11 delinquent contractors tendered and signed additional contract documents at the REO’s office, but did not repay what was owed.Ali said it was unacceptable, because the Region continued to drag its feet on the issue.The meeting was subsequently suspended, and the REO was advised to implement all outstanding recommendations.The REO was then instructed to get the information requested and provide answers to the Finance Secretary of the Finance Ministry, the Accountant General and the Auditor General’s Office.Recommendations were also made to have measures put in place to ensure that regional officials are fully equipped and prepared to appear before the PAC.The PAC will be making several recommendations for swift action when it submits a report to the National Assembly that includes taking action against the REO.A meeting between regional officials and the PAC is due in all 10 administrative regions.last_img read more

Florida claims top recruiting haul

first_img“USC continues to be the place that a lot of skill-position players look to first,” said analyst Bobby Burton of Rivals.com. “That doesn’t mean the guys they get on defense aren’t special. It just means they have the pick of the litter when it comes to offensive skill players.” But the Gators’ class was best of all, signing nine of the top 16 players in talent-rich Florida and the No. 1 players from South Carolina, Indiana, Maryland and New England, according to Rivals.com. A coaching change at Miami and another down year for Florida State played a key part in the Gators’ success. “They play an exciting brand of ball on offense and defense and a lot of kids want be in that situation,” said Allen Wallace, the national recruiting editor for Scout.com and publisher of SuperPrep magazine. “There’s no question they’ve moved into the catbird seat in Florida. They have taken advantage of tough times for both the Hurricanes and Seminoles.” Florida’s class includes Rivals’ third-best pro-style quarterback in John Brantley, the nation’s top guard in James Wilson, top weakside defensive end in Carlos Dunlap, second-best defensive tackle in Torrey Davis, and top two safeties in Jerimy Finch and Major Wright. Two recruits from last year’s stellar class, quarterback Tim Tebow and receiver Percy Harvin, played key roles in the 41-14 win over Ohio State in the BCS title game, and coach Urban Meyer is hoping for similar production from some of the players in this year’s class. “We have taken a new attitude toward recruiting this year that every freshman in my opinion will play next year,” Meyer said. “Obviously, that won’t happen but we are taking that approach. It used to be, `Boy, I will be able to save this guy.’ But that’s over.” Jimmy Clausen, the top-ranked player by Rivals and CSTV, headlines a top-10 class at Notre Dame and could be ready to step in next season as Brady Quinn’s replacement at quarterback. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Florida won the mythical recruiting crown in nearly as dominating fashion as the national championship. The Gators capitalized on last month’s national title win over Ohio State and down years from Sunshine State rivals Florida State and Miami to bring in the top recruiting class in the country on Wednesday. center_img “No one is even that close to them,” recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of CSTV said. “They got help everywhere. In the past 10 years, this has to rank right at the top in recruiting classes. Every position is absolutely loaded.” The Gators also were picked as the top class by SuperPrep, Rivals.com and National Blue Chips, beating out USC, SEC rivals Tennessee and LSU and Texas. ESPN selected USC ahead of Florida. last_img

A legal scam

first_imgCommissioner Nick Patsaouras had harsh words for the state of affairs: “It’s a scam.” It’s a scam, all right, but one that L.A.’s leadership has endorsed repeatedly. City leaders have signed off time and again on DWP employee contracts that award lavish raises far beyond cost-of-living increases and above those given for comparable municipal jobs. Is it any surprise that they would agree to such ridiculous OT terms? Oh, yes, it’s good to be the DWP. The DWP’s overtime costs will only continue to rise, and they will no doubt be passed on to the utility’s ratepayers until city leaders have the courage to stand up to public-employee unions and say “enough.” DWP employees are paid more than fairly as it is. Allowing them to pad their paychecks is an insult to every taxpayer in the city.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT’S good to be the DWP. Not only do the men and women employed by Los Angeles’ Department of Water and Power enjoy the highest salaries in a city government that boasts the highest municipal wages in the nation, but they get to rack up thousands more in overtime – even on days when they took some time off. It’s such a good deal that last year about 90 DWP employees were able to tack on $65,000 in OT to their regular generous paychecks. That’s like getting a whole other annual salary without having to work a whole other job. Sounds outrageous, but it’s all perfectly legal. The provisions of the employees’ contracts – the same one that gave DWP workers pay raises of up to 28 percent over five years – have lax and questionable OT rules. Considering how much DWP employees get paid even before they claim time and half for overtime – six-figure salaries are common for even blue-collar workers – it’s no wonder the utility has to keep raising rates. An internal audit uncovered this abuse when analyzing the DWP’s soaring overtime costs during an 11-month time period in which employees claimed about 2 million hours of OT. No doubt, some of this expense couldn’t have been avoided, as the city’s failure to keep up with capital improvements requires more emergency maintenance. But much of the overtime billing seems questionable because of the rules that allow workers to claim OT even when working within their normal hours. Not surprisingly, the internal audit also found that the DWP’s overtime payroll process lacks oversight and is poorly run. While it’s appropriate that employers compensate employees for work over and above 40 hours a week, the DWP’s rules go far beyond reasonable compensation. In fact, it’s a system that only guarantees rising OT costs: The DWP needs more overtime because it can’t afford more workers; and it can’t afford more workers because it has such a high cost for overtime. last_img read more

Bruins triumph at BIW tourney

first_imgMichael Wilder had nine kills and Sam Morehouse had 27 assists as Wilson defeated Esperanza 26-24, 25-18 in pool play action at the Best of the West Tournament in San Diego. The Aztecs entered the game ranked third in Division I and earlier in the day, the Bruins (3-1) also beat Torrey Pines 25-18, 25-20 and Valencia 25-23, 21-25, 15-13. Kevin Tren and Abraham Sandoval each went 3-0 in singles to lead the Vikings (5-2) to a nonleague victory. Downey opens San Gabriel Valley League play at home against Warren on Wednesday. Montclair Prep 10, Valley Christian 8Junior Jim Homet won two singles sets but it wasn’t enough as the Crusaders (0-2, 0-1) lost to the visiting Mounties in an Alpha League match. The doubles team of Evan Griffiths and Zackary Hartley also won two sets for Valley Christian. Poly 11, Chadwick 7 Freshman Kyle Kinney and senior Nathan Bowers each won two singles sets to help the Jackrabbits (1-4) beat the host Dolphins in a nonleague match. Girls swimmingPoly 129, Bolsa Grande 24 Elisabeth Sanger and Adele Young each won twice for the Jackrabbits (3-0) in new events. Sanger won the 200 IM (2:34.27) and the 100 breaststroke (1:27.26) and swam on two winning relays. Young won the 200 freestyle (2:11.25) and the 500 free (6:00.89). Boys swimmingPoly 133, Bolsa Grande 31 Seniors Julian Callanta, Junewon Lee and junior Brian Johnston each won two events to help the Jackrabbits (2-1) beat the visiting Matadors in a nonleague meet. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even though the Wilson High boys volleyball team has started this season strong, it still hasn’t cracked the CIF rankings. However, after Friday’s performance, Bruins coach Susan Pescar feels they just might. center_img BaseballGlenn 6, Bell Gardens 2 David Neff and Enrique Medina each hit solo home runs in a four-run seventh inning to lead the Eagles (2-2) at the Montebello Tournament. Jordan 7, Hawthorne 2 Sophomore right-hander Marcos Lara pitched a complete game, striking out a career-high eight batters and senior third baseman Jesse Quintero had a bases loaded double in the sixth inning to drive in two as the Panthers (3-1) defeated the Cougars at the El Segundo Tournament. Boys tennisDowney 13, El Rancho 5 last_img read more

Three men charged in drug trafficking with ties to Northern B.C.

first_imgCrown Counsel has approved charges related to drug trafficking against three Fraser Valley men.Clayton Eheler has been arrested and charged with one count of unlawfully possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He is scheduled to appear at Chilliwack Provincial Court on Jan. 5, 2016.Warrants are out for the arrest of 59-year-old Raymond Morrissey, and 29-year-old Mathew Thiessen. Both men, of Chilliwack, are also charged with one count of unlawfully possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.- Advertisement -This past May, Fort St. John RCMP helped the CFSEU-BC’s investigators take three into custody, and recover 1.8kg of powdered cocaine, 1.6kg of crack cocaine and just under $138,000 in cash after an alleged drug runner based in the Fraser Valley was intercepted.“This was a complex, multi-jurisdictional investigation affecting several areas throughout B.C. and in Alberta,” said the CFSEU-BC spokesperson, Constable Jordan McLellan.“Our investigations span the province and the arrests and seizures we have had in Northern B.C. are further examples that the CFSEU-BC will turn its attention anywhere criminal activity is taking place.”Advertisement This investigated started with a group based in Chilliwack, back in August 2014. This March, it was announced that the investigation resulted in the seizure of cash, weapons, and over $5 million dollars worth of illegal and potentially lethal drugs, including Fentanyl. Several arrests were made as well.The whereabouts of Morrissey and Thiessen are currently unknown.last_img read more

Birmingham sign Celtic youngster Johnstone

first_img Denny Johnstone in action for Scotland Under-19s Birmingham have completed the signing of rookie striker Denny Johnstone from Celtic.talkSPORT told you earlier this month that Lee Clark was considering handing the forward a contract after he impressed on trial.And now it has been confirmed that Birmingham have landed Johnstone, 19, on a three-year deal after agreeing a compensation fee with Celtic.Johnstone was recommended to Clark by former Celtic coach Alan Thompson, who was recently appointed senior professional development coach at St Andrews.“I’d like to thank the board and everybody involved for making this happen.” Clark told the club’s official website. “Negotiations with Celtic have been long but we got there in the end.“The board have backed me because I feel the boy can offer future value to the squad. Denny was highly thought of by Celtic and they wanted to keep him but the boy wanted to move on.“Two unnamed Scottish Premier League clubs also wanted to bring him in as their number one striker, while opponents he faced playing for Celtic in The NextGen Series also expressed an interest off the back of his performances.“Having Alan [Thompson] on board has helped to smooth the move as he’s a familiar face around the club. I just think Denny will give us something different to the other strikers we have at the club. He’s very competitive and can hold the ball up well but he’s also got terrific movement in and around the box. We have high hopes for Denny and I’m delighted that we could make it happen.” 1last_img read more

SICKO BURT PAEDO GETS SEVEN YEARS IN US JAIL FOR TRYING TO GROOM KIDS ONLINE

first_imgA Burt man has been jailed for seven years in America after he was found guilty of attempted sexual assault.Pervert Aengus Richard Downey, 38, originally from Mones in Burt was arrested after taking part in online chats with a police detective posing as a 12-year-old girl.He was convicted of attempted sexual assault of a minor and endangering the welfare of a child at his trial. He was sentenced this week and will have to serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for release.The court heard how Downey also sent pornographic pictures to what he thought was a 12 year old girl and continued to communicate with her online.His sickened wife Terri Ann – who has three children aged 12, 11, 7 – recently broke her silence to reveal that Downey went online to groom kids while he was supposed to be wrapping Christmas presents in 2008.“The prosecutor said the first time he did it was on Christmas Eve,” said Terri Ann.“I felt sick. It was around 3.30pm in the afternoon when he started talking to the ‘girl’. We were at 4pm Christmas Mass. He told me he couldn’t come as he had things to do at home.“He did it again on Christmas Day. It’s just disgusting.”Downey who lives in Atlantic City, New Jersey, faces a minimum five years behind bars – and up to 10 years.During the trial the court heard that Downey sent nude photographs of himself to the undercover police officer and he made “lewd and inappropriate suggestions” during an online video chat.Downey was found guilty on all charges, will also be deported after serving his sentence and banned from seeing his own three children.When he is deported back to Ireland, Downey will have to inform Gardai that he is a registered sex offender.SICKO BURT PAEDO GETS SEVEN YEARS IN US JAIL FOR TRYING TO GROOM KIDS ONLINE was last modified: February 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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

McGUINNESS, McNAMEE AND BONNER IMPRESS FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW FOR JULY

first_imgDonegal Sports Star July ReviewJuly was another marvelous month for Donegal sport with individuals and teams delivering a series of stunning successes for the county. Those achievements are expected to provide plenty of talking points among the sporting public come the end of the year when the Donegal Sports Star Awards committee sits down to decider winners for their 39th presentation function.Jim McGuinness and Declan Bonner leading the Donegal GAA senior and minor teams to that historic double in the middle of the month is right at the top of the pile along with the Canadian bronze medals won by Chloe and Sam Magee, Jason Quigley’s first professional boxing victory in Los Angeles and young Jack Duffy’s fine finish at the US Kids World Golf Championships. Donegal athletes done the county proud in July as Mark English, Karl Griffin, Kelly McGroary and the Kelly brothers John and James were among gold medals at the national finals.Mark EnglishIt was an historic day for Donegal GAA as both the Seniors and Minors won Ulster Championship titles on the same day for the first time ever. Jim McGuinness’s seniors regained the provincial crown defeating reigning champions Monaghan to take the title for the third time in four years. Declan Bonner’s minors won their first Ulster title in eight years at Clones.July was a massive month for Tirconaill AC’s Karl Griffin as the UCD student won the Irish 800m Junior Final in Cork and afterwards was selected to be part of the nine person Irish team to take part in the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.A former Donegal Sports Star ‘Best Secondary Schoolboy’ Award winner, Griffin made a fine start in Oregan reaching the semi-finals of the 800 metres by finishing second in his heat in a time of 1:50.69. However, Karl could only manage fourth in the semi-final in a time of 1.49.97 ending his hopes of a medal at the games. At the beginning of the month Mark English set a new Donegal record of 46.56 for the 400 metres at an international meeting on the Mary Peters Track in Belfast. English followed that up by winning the Irish 800 metres title at the National Championships in Santry in a time of 1.49. It was a winning start for the reigning ‘Overall Donegal Sports Star Award’ holder Jason Quigley in his first professional bout as the Finn Valley BC man stopped Howard Reece from Florida after just 81 seconds of a scheduled four-round middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Sam and Chloe won Mixed Doubles bronze medals after exiting at the semi-final stage of the Canada Badminton Grand Prix. The Magees were then defeated at the quarter-final stage of the US Open by the number one seeds from Thailand.However, Chloe Magee and her brothers Sam and Joshua went onto help Ireland to a 4-1 victory over Canada at the Irish National Training Centre. Chloe won her singles contest and also partnered Sam to a mixed doubles success. Sam and Joshua took victory in their men’s doubles game.13-year-old Jack Duffy, a member of Buncrana Golf Club finished tied 21st out of a field of 148 competitors in the US Kids World Championship Pinehurst, US. Trentagh jockey Martin Harley rode winners in three successive races at a meeting in Leicester aboard Speedy Move, Sleep Walk and Daisy Boy.The Kelly brothers from St. Johnston were in fine form in July starting with theAll-Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore where James threw 51.67m for gold and a new championship record in the U-15 Boys Shot Putt. He also had a throw of 37.72m to win the Javelin while he was also third in the discus. John Kelly threw a personal best of 42.27m to take gold in the Boys U-19 Shot Putt. John Kelly was also a bronze medalist in the senior championship at Santry with a 15.27m throw in the Shot Putt. The Finn Valley AC brothers both set new Championship Best Performances in the Shot Putt at the Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore. John won the U-19 title with a throw of 16.95m while James took gold at U-15 with a 17.88m throw.Tirconaill AC’s U-19 Girls 4×100 metre relay team set a new record in winning the Championship of Ireland in Tullamore. The team included Kate McGowan, Kelly McGrory, Eva McMullan and Emma Brady. Kate McGowan and Kelly McGrory finished first and second respectively in the Irish 400m Junior Final in Cork. Kelly McGrory also took gold in the U-19 Girls 400m Hurdles clocking 65.92 at the Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore.There were silver medals for the Finn Valley U-13 Girls in Tullamore and there was bronze for the Boys U16s at the same championships. The Letterkenny AC’s Boys U-13 won a bronze medal in Tullamore. Lifford AC’s Conor McGinley finished second in the 800m Boys U-15 race at an international meeting on the Mary Peters Track in Belfast. There was triple success for the McGuigan brothers and Finn Valley at the Irish U-20/23 Championships in Cork. Dempsey won the U-23 Hammer; Fellan took the U-20 Hammer and Dalton was a bronze medalist in the U-20 Steeplechase.FV’s Ciaran Dolan won the U-23 Long Jump while club mate James Speight took gold in the U-23 Steeplechase. Blathnaid Patton won bronze in the Triple Jump. Mexican Juan Luis Barrios became the first athlete to break the four minute mark for the mile in Donegal when he ran 3:59:33 at an international athletics meeting at the Aura’s Danny McDaid Track. Shannon Craig won silver in the U-16 Girls High Jump at the All-Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore. The Lifford AC member cleared 1.55m on her first attempt to take second place. At the same championships Finn Valley claimed another gold though Sommer Lecky while Dylan Kearns, Ian Brennan and Lecky were silver medal winners. There were bronze medals for Naimh McGranaghan and Cate Smyth.Sommer Lecky won the Girls U-15 Long Jump with a leap of 5.48m. She also took silver in the Jump clearing the 1.60m mark. Dylan Kearns was second in the U-16 Boys Javelin with a throw of 45.92m. There was silver in the Triple Jump for Ian Brennan after clearing 12.94m. Naomi McGranaghan cleared the 30 metre mark to take bronze in the U-16 Girls Javelin. Cate Smyth was a bronze medal winner in the U-13 Girls 60m Hurdles.Also at the championships in Tullamore there was success for Tirconaill AC as Caolan O’Callghan finished third in the U-18 Boys Triple Jump; Diarmaid O’Donnell took bronze in the Boys U-12 Shot Putt and Katie Hoad was second in the Girls U-18 Pole Vault.In the middle of the month Lifford AC’s Anne-Marie McGlynn took bronze in the 5k at the National Championships in Santry in a time of 16.22.88 while there was silver for Finn Valley’s Dempsey McGuigan in the Hammer with a best throw of 64.47 metres. His club mate Tori Penna also took silver in the High Jump with a best of 4.20m. Tirconaill AC’s Geraldine Stewart took bronze in the Shot Putt also with a throw of 13.10m.Anne Marie McGlynn Lifford, left.At the Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore Aaron McGlynn won the U-15 Boys 800m Final in a time of 1:59:12. There were also medals for Lifford ACs Brendan O’Donnell (gold in U16 Boys Hammer); Tom Mullen (silver in U15 Boys 200m Hurdles); Alan McGinley (silver in U16 Boys 250m Hurdles) and Niall Quinn (bronze in U14 Boys 800m).There was big disappointment for Labhaoise Clarke when the Carndonagh BC fighter had to withdraw from the Irish squad for the European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships in Italy after picking up an injury. On the last Friday of the month Brett McGinty from St. Johnston won his sixth national boxing title by overcoming Kevin Kehoe in the 70kgs Final at the Senior Cadets Championships at the National Stadium. On the bike there was a great for weekend for the Errigal Club as three of their young members won gold medals at the National Youth Track Championships.Ciara Doogan won three gold; Conor Halvey took two golds and a silver in the U14 age group and there was also a gold and two silvers for Amanda Gallagher in the U12 category.And at the end of July, Halvey retained his Ulster Road Race Championship title along with winning the Time Trial in Coalisland. In Equestrian Ramelton’s Ross Trearty qualified for the European Pony Championship and the Dublin Horse Show on Ballylinn Champ. In Gaelic Games Robert Emmetts defeated Letterkenny Gaels 5-6 to 3-9 to win the County U-14 Division 2 Championship Final at the O’Donnell Park. And in the Division 1 Final at the same venue McCumhaills took the honours with 7-7 to 2-7 victory over Naomh Conaill.The multi talented Donegal Finesse Gymnastics Club represented Ireland at the Festival Del Sole Italy while Fahan’s Richie Fearon won the Round Ireland Yacht Race title as a crew member of the winning ‘Tanit’ boat in Wicklow.Former Bonagee Utd and St. Eunan’s College player Ryan Rainey signed his first professional contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers. The deal will keep the youngster at Molineaux for two more years.Barry McNamee scored his first European goal as Derry City recorded a 4-0 first round first leg win over Welsh side Aberystwyth Town at the Brandywell. A week later McNamee was on the mark again in the second leg in Wales as the Candystripes won 5-0. However, Derry were well beaten in the next round going down 6-1 on aggregate to Shakhytor Soligorsk of Belarus.Finn Harps drew three times in July as Ollie Horgan’s hopes of edging closer to the promotion play-off place faded badly. There were two 0-0 results both at home against Cobh Ramblers and Galway Utd followed by a 1-1 draw against promotion chasers Shelbourne at Tolka Park after taking the lead through Sean McCarron.A 43rd minute Kyle Black goal was enough for Swilly Rovers to defeat pre-match favourites Letterkenny Rovers to retain the Knockalla Caravans Cup Final at Bonagee. Greencastle’s Roma McLaughlin was a member of the Republic of Ireland U-19 squad who had a 1-0 win over Spain and a 2-1 victory over England to top Group B in the UEFA Championship Finals in Oslo.The Irish qualified for the semi-finals with a 2-1 win over Sweden in Norway. 16-year-old McLaughlin who was the youngest player at the tournament was an unused sub in all the games. But there was to be disappointment for the Greencastle girl as the Irish were beaten 4-0 by the Netherlands in the semi-final after a brilliant run in the tournament.The Donegal U-13 Girls side won the Foyle Cup with a 2-0 victory over Inishowen thanks to goals from Catherine Grier and Amy Boyle Carr. Four other Donegal sides also picked up titles at the Foyle Cup at Boys U11, U12 and U13 along with the Greencastle U-13 Girls. At the end of the month Kyle-Callan McFadden made his first team debut for Norwich City in a pre-season 5-1 friendly victory over OGC Nice at Carrow Road. The 19-year-old Ramelton man, who is a former Donegal Sports Star Soccer Award winner, came for the last 11 minutes of the game.McGUINNESS, McNAMEE AND BONNER IMPRESS FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW FOR JULY was last modified: August 5th, 2014 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:AugustdonegalDonegal Sports Star Reviewlast_img read more

Steven Naismith to seal Hearts return on season-long loan from Norwich

first_imgSteven Naismith will return to Hearts this summer on a season-long loan, according to reports. 2 The Scotland striker spent the second half of last season at Tynecastle on loan from Norwich City.And he will re-join Hearts for the whole of the 2018-19 campaign, before his contract at Carrow Road expires next summer.Naismith has been out of favour at Norwich under the management of Daniel Farke, but made 16 appearances in Edinburgh after being attracted to Hearts by Craig Levein in January.He scored four goals, including one in the 2-1 win over rivals Hibernian towards the end of the campaign, but struggled for full fitness due to a lack of game time before Christmas. 2center_img Steven Naismith made 16 appearances for Hearts last season The impending arrival of Naismith will make it 11 players in through the door at Hearts since the end of the season, as Levein looks to improve on a disappointing sixth-place finish.And there are likely to be further additions in the coming weeks.The club is still chasing a goalkeeper following the departures of Jon McLaughlin and Jack Hamilton and recently saw a move for another loan player from last season, David Milinkovic, fall through.last_img read more