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Leave world records alone – JAAA boss

Leave world records alone – JAAA boss

first_imgPresident of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, says he does not support calls made by one of the sport’s most powerful bodies to reset all world record marks amidst the ongoing doping crisis affecting international track and field.Chairman of UK Athletics, Ed Warner, recently announced a list of suggestions his organisation believes will return credibility to a sport that has been reeling after a doping crisis, which has seen Russia banned after alleged ‘state-sponsored doping’ and former IAAF president Lamine Diack facing criminal investigations, after he was accused of taking a bribe to protect drug cheats.However, Blake was quite clear in his opposition of the proposals, which would of course see the five IAAF world records held by Jamaica removed from the books.Usain Bolt currently holds world record marks in the men’s 100m and 200m, with Jamaica also responsible for the best ever men’s 4x100m and 4x200m times in history. Merlene Ottey also has the best mark in the women’s indoor 200m.”I don’t think that this is a viable or fair suggestion because it would penalise athletes, who have legitimately worked hard and excelled, athletes who have never been under any cloud of suspicion or anything like that, and we in Jamaica, we have a few records that would go as well,” Blake responded when asked for his views on UK Athletics’ suggestion to reset the clock.”I know over time people have wondered about certain records, but I have always been of the position that if nothing has ever been proven against the people in question, no matter what the suspicions are, you can’t do anything about that. We have to accept those records,” Blake added.BOLT’S DETRACTORS”Everybody loves to target Flo-Jo’s (Florence Griffith Joyner) record (10.49 seconds in the women’s 100m) more than any other, but let us say down the years and we look at our own Usain Bolt, his record is similarly way ahead of the competition, granted that he has always been running fast from he was a little kid, but there are doubters in the world that seem to think that Jamaica has some magic potion giving to Bolt, so what do we say to those people?” Blake reasoned.The JAAA president, who himself has had to deal with public scrutiny and failed drugs tests by high-profile Jamaican athletes, underlined his belief that the sport will move forward, while showing his support of IAAF president Seb Coe’s response.”I have looked at the five points outlined by our president and I think there is a lot of merit in those plans,” said Blake.Among other things, Coe has promised to double the anti-doping budget to US$8 million, appoint a new chief executive by the middle of the year, establish a separate integrity unit for athletics before August’s Olympics in Rio and double the current international testing pool of athletes to 1,000.See related story on B4.last_img read more

Warriors’ Livingston, NBA official Kirkland suspended

Warriors’ Livingston, NBA official Kirkland suspended

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Heart, soul propel Eagles’ flight to top Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:14Carpio 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) argues a call with referee Courtney Kirkland before he was called for a technical foul and was ejected, during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)NEW ORLEANS — The NBA has suspended Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston for one game and removed official Courtney Kirkland from the officiating rotation for a week because of an altercation during a game Sunday.NBA executive vice president Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the suspensions Monday. He says Livingston will serve his suspension Monday night when the Warriors visit the New Orleans Pelicans.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img VanDeWeghe says Kirkland’s suspension runs from Monday night through Sunday and that he’ll be eligible to officiate again Dec. 11.Livingston and Kirkland bumped heads during the second quarter of the Warriors’ victory at Miami. Livingston was assessed a technical foul and ejected for making contact with a game official.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkVanDeWeghe says a league review determined that Kirkland moved toward Livingston and shared responsibility for the contact. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

How Chicken Came To Town

How Chicken Came To Town

first_imgChicken, one of the domestic fowls, cherished by most people today, once lived in the bush. It was a part of the fowl species of animals.  Chicken and Bush Fowl were counterparts and did everything in common until one day when their friendship took a different twist! Bush fowl and chicken had gone to search for food the fateful rainy day and though it had not started raining by then, they hastened to be where they would have enough to eat before the rains. For, during this time of year, the rain would be ruthless, once it began to pour and it would not pity anyone though; not even Chicken and Bush Fowl.  And so, as Chicken and Bush Fowl began to feed on bugs, earthworms and remnants of fruits left behind by squirrels, birds and monkeys, the once gay and promising sky soon became bleak and cloudy and in a breath-taking uproar of thunder, and there was an abrupt down-pour of a mighty rain amidst violent thunderstorm which threatened their survival. They soon became terrified and worried as to how to get back home.  All they could do that was to remain calm in the face of the eminent danger until the harsh rainstorm abated after soaking them down to their bare tender skins, as their feathers would no longer save them. It rained like what seemed like an eternity and when it finally abated, they were left shivering! Shortly after the cessation of the mighty rain, Chicken and Bush Fowl, the two best friends, began their sojourn for home. While en-route home, Bush Fowl suddenly had a thought. He thought that Chicken could go to town for firewood so that they could catch a fire to warm themselves afraid that they might die. But would Chicken be brave enough to undertake such an adventure, knowing not what lay ahead of him? It was quite obvious that none of them had ever come in close contact with a human being before; not even Bush Fowl himself! To go to town for fire was their greatest predicament! But one of them had to go anyway, no matter what, or the severe cold could be much harmful since the sky was still bleak, without any trace of sunrays to warm their bodies.  Howbeit, Chicken studied his friend’s suggestion, for it was rather a do or die affair! Either one of them would go to town for the fire, or both of them stay and die from the cold. Then Chicken, having given this suggestion a second thought, declared: “Yes, my friend I will go to town for the fire and let come what may; for God knows our plight and He will not allow me to fall into the hands of evildoers though I do not know the characteristics of the human race.”  “Bravo my friend! “Bush Fowl cheered him. “Indeed, you are a very brave fellow! May God be with you as you undertake this tedious task.”  By that, Chicken started his journey for town; the place where humans and other domestic animals like goat, sheep, dog and cat lived. But the true intent of Chicken’s visit to town soon turned otherwise though, when he approached the entrance of the town, Chicken observed women and children beating and fanning rice, as goats, sheep and cats went about their normal businesses while ducks and ducklings fed on the rice dust, as men split wood to add to the glowing fire hearth in the kitchen.  “Oh, what a happy and busy place this town is like!” Chicken now was surprise, and wished to be part of these happy and busy people and animals! No sooner did Chicken enter the town, when he started to feed on the scattered rice found on the ground around the place where women and girls were busy beating rice. The sun was shinning brilliantly in this busy town and there was no need for Chicken to find fire to warm himself. And so, as Chicken was busy helping himself, no one actually seemed to care about his presence in the town until late in the evening as Chicken was caught sleeping in a corner near the fire hearth in the Chief’s kitchen! But the Chief did not bother to raise alarm, for all he thought was that a Bush Fowl had mistakenly come to town and had been caught in the midst of the darkness and could not find his way back into the bushes. The Chief therefore “let the sleeping dog lie.” Yet, Bush Fowl was still anxiously waiting for chicken, his dear friend to return from town, but to no avail!  Bush Fowl then began to wonder as to what had really happened to his friend: Whether he had missed the road and was now wandering into the bushes and finding it difficult to find his way back home, or whether he had been simply captured by the townspeople, who were noted for not sparing any bush animal for that matter. They would soon make a delicious soup with it once it became victim to their vicious trap! Bush Fowl worried the more and in spite of his plight, soon forgot about what happened to them that fateful morning and did not sleep the whole night. He kept contemplating on what might have happened to his friend. But Chicken was apparently not worried as to what condition his friend was in. All he knew, he had found a paradise on earth and why must he return to his friend in the bush, a place of hardship.   “Let him remain where he is,” Chicken said, “poor him, and suffer for the rest of his life, thinking that I will carry fire to him.” The next morning, Chicken flew happily from the corner where he had slept the night before and was enjoying himself since no one ever asked him as to where he came from; not even the Chief and his wife, or his children! For all the Chief felt, he was quite a very lucky fellow indeed for a fowl to leave the bush and come to be with him and his family, without anything probably instigating him to do so. It was a wonderful occurrence in the Chief’s life as villagers from far and nearby towns and villages soon came to see the Chief’s new found wonder!  And as time went by, Bush Fowl decided to go to town in search of his friend. On that day, Bush Fowl took off for town and when he approached the entrance of the town, he became frightened upon seeing the number of people, cattle and huts in the densely populated town; and instead of reaching the town, Bush Fowl decided to call Chicken in the town from where he stood atop an old tree stump. And as Bush Fowl did so, he began to call: “ Kor-kweh, kor-kweh!” But Chicken did not pay heed to his friend’s call.  And all in all, this is how Chicken came to town, and remained while his friend, Bush Fowl is usually found calling him atop a tree stump. “Kor-kweh, Kor-kweh!”  Lesson: There are many friends like chicken today, who often forsake you when better days come their way, despite how long you might have struggled together!The EndShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

THE INDISPENSABLE PLACE AND ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE LIFE OF COMMUNITIES AND…

THE INDISPENSABLE PLACE AND ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE LIFE OF COMMUNITIES AND…

first_imgThe family is one of the oldest institutions of the human race. In its varied forms it has existed among all human societies, ancient, modern and post-modern. The family was seen as a foundational, fundamental and essential institution for the existence, survival and progress of all societies. Is family still relevant to modern life? What should a true family be like? Is it God’s will that every person should be raised in a family? Why are many families failing themselves and society today? What happens if family life is disregarded in any society? I therefore propose a series to consider the fundamental role and functions of family life for human societies. Some of the above questions will be attended to in the treatment of the series. The series will proceed as follow: the introductory article will seek to define family and its intended purpose. The second will consider the essential elements of family life. In the third article the essential role and functions of the husband/father will be highlighted. The fourth article will delve into the essential role and functions of the wife/mother in the family. The thrust of the fifth article will be the place and functions of the children for the health of the family. The sixth article will focus on the necessity of the family for every person. And the seventh and concluding article will zero in on the indispensable role of the family in the life of every society.What then is the family and its purpose? There are many definitions of family depending on different cultures and times. Any group of persons related to each may be called a family; a group of people of common ancestry or all persons living under one head or a household. A group that has common convictions, beliefs and practices can be said to be a family like the Church family or the Old Timers Association (a football team in Liberia) family. In many western societies the family is nuclear. The nuclear family is small, consisting of the husband, wife and children. The extended family, widely found in Africa and a few other parts of the globe, consists of husband, wife, children, aunts, uncles, parents of both partners and other relatives.Whatever form it takes the family in all societies is meant to be a haven away from the often harsh and hostile world around. God established the family in creation for the greater good of each and every member of the family (Genesis 2:18). The family is supposed to teach one the basis of all human existence, love and what it provides: protection, care, provision of basic needs, correction, training of how to live in peace with self and others, and one’s responsibility to the family and the wider society.The family is the ideal condition and environment for the raising up of children. Husband and wife are to rule with fairness to all and lead by positive examples of setting and demonstrating the principles of honesty, hard work, service for the good of self, family and others, and instilling cardinal virtues such as acknowledging God as the Creator and thus Source of one’s being and all that one has: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it; the world and those who live therein” (Psalm 24:1), trust and trustworthiness, and commitment and faithfulness to what is required.The family is the basic unit of society. Someone has likened it to a house and its building blocks. The house is as strong as the blocks it is made up of. If the blocks are solid and durable the house will be strong and lasting. We have a situation in Liberia now a days wherein most of our houses are made up of blocks that are of by far inferior quality (less cement and much more sand). As a result they often crack and crumble before storms and other forces of both nature and human causes. They are a lot easier to break down than the older structures built in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. The difference is the kinds of blocks used in constructing.Likewise Abraham Lincoln once asserted that a nation is as strong as its families are. If we want a strong and healthy society and nation we have to concentrate on building good families which are raised up on godly principles of the fear (reverence) of God and love of self and the neighbor. It is simply about obeying in practice the golden rule of “do to others as you would have them to do to you” (Matthew 7:12). It is about respecting and protecting the rights of others and being God-conscious and influenced at all times.What we have set forth above, of course, is the ideal. The reality is that many families are far from these ideal. They are in serious trouble and dysfunctional in acute ways. Subsequent articles will identify the root causes of some of the chronic family problems and seek to advance some ways to remedy them. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teenager jailed for escaping from Police custody

Teenager jailed for escaping from Police custody

first_imgNineteen-year-old Clifton Boyce who escaped from Police custody after he was arrested for snatching a woman’s purse was on Friday jailed and fined after he appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly and admitted to the charges.One charge detailed that while being in lawful custody at the Ruimveldt Police Station on a larceny charge on November 16, 2017, he escaped from lawful custody.The other charge detailed that on November 15, 2017, at the Meadow Bank Wharf, he stole a purse containing a Samsung phone valued at ,000 and cash worth ,440, property of Nafeeza Patterson.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh told the Court that the virtual complainant (VC) was at the wharf market in Meadow Bank shopping when Boyce approached her, grabbed her purse containing the items and attempted to escape, but public-spirited persons subdued him and handed him over to the Police.At the Ruimveldt Police Station, he was placed on a bench in the Enquires Office, but requested to go to the washroom. His handcuff was removed, and the accused immediately ran out of the station and boarded a bus. The bus was followed and stopped by ranks on Lombard Street, Georgetown, where Boyce was rearrested.In a plea in mitigation, Boyce told Magistrate Daly, “I stole it, but she get it back.”For escaping from lawful custody, he was jailed for one year and fined ,000. And on the larceny charge, he was jailed for six months.last_img read more

Casualty update

Casualty update

first_imgOutside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 61 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, two were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as: Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey and Yemen. There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian death. – Associated Press As of Saturday, at least 3,297 members of the U.S. military had died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,674 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is five higher than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday. The British military has reported 140 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 19; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, one death each. As of Saturday, at least 312 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. Of those, the military reports 196 were killed by hostile action. 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

Turkey donations rise

Turkey donations rise

first_imgMartinez said if it wasn’t for the program, she probably wouldn’t have been able to afford a turkey. “My husband (Salvador) passed away three months ago and things are tight,” she said. However, at least one senior decided she wasn’t going to keep her turkey. Consuelo Jauregui, 70, of Pico Rivera said she’s giving away her turkey to a Pico Rivera family of six. “I know they are in more need than me,” Jauregui said. “God has been good to me.” Most of the turkeys went to agencies – like the Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier senior centers – Kiwanis clubs, food pantries and American Legions. “It’s exciting,” said Adriana Moran, supervisor for the Pico Rivera Senior Center, which gave the turkeys to Catholic charities for donation. “Every time we get some fabulous donations from the Calderons,” Moran said. “It’s a very nice gesture. They definitely go to some needy families who are well deserving.” Whittier gave its 30 turkeys to the Whittier Interfaith Food Center and Whittier Area First Day Coalition. Eighty turkeys went to the Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority. Thirty went to dislocated workers and low-income individuals and 50 went to homebound seniors. The latter were raffled off because SASSFA serves about 240 seniors, said Kelly Tenberge, purchasing agent and executive secretary for SASSFA. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Charles now is in the Assembly,” he said. “Why not do a joint effort because between the two of us, we could give away a lot more turkeys. It’s all about family. Why not add the two brothers?” Five water utilities – California American Water, California Water Service, Central Basin Municipal Water District, San Gabriel Valley Water Co. and Golden State State Water Co. – provided the turkeys in the give-away at the Montebello-Commerce YMCA. The Calderons helped find the nearly 30 agencies that received the turkeys, ranging from local cities to social-service groups. And for the first time, about 50 seniors each were given a turkey. “We’ll have some Thanksgiving this year,” said Rita Martinez, 73, of Pico Rivera. • Photo Gallery: Operation Gobble • Video: Operation Gobble • Search: Where to dine, where to volunteer on Thanksgiving MONTEBELLO – Thanksgiving is a time for family and on Tuesday two brothers combined efforts to give away about 1,000 turkeys to those in need. State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, working together to give away nearly 50 percent more than the number of turkeys donated last year. Ron Calderon said it just made sense to work with his brother. last_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENTS HOPE UNIQUE PROJECT WILL ‘PARK ITSELF’ ACROSS COUNTRY

DONEGAL STUDENTS HOPE UNIQUE PROJECT WILL ‘PARK ITSELF’ ACROSS COUNTRY

first_imgStudents from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co. Donegal Young Social Innovators group with their teacher Veronica Buchanan, principal of Scoil Mhuire, Rosaleen Grant, recipients of the other 4 Preferential Parking spaces which will be in operation in the next few days, and invited councillors and guests at the launch of the Preferential Parking space at Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana.A unique project aimed at developing an awareness of disability through education and project activities was launched in Buncrana yesterday.The launch of the Preferential Parking space was the final action to be carried out by students at Scoil Mhuire.The project was launched as a pilot project and is supported and sponsored by Donegal County Council, Irish Autism Action and Down Syndrome Ireland. The students hoped to actively engage in challenging societal attitudes to disability.The students project involved completing four actions:• A disability awareness leaflet• An inclusive Flash Mob event• The creation of a quiet reflective space within the school• The Preferential Parking spaceThe inclusive logo design of the parking space incorporates the helping hand and a jigsaw piece which symbolises a figure. Bridgeen Doherty from Buncrana Supervalu receiving the signage for their Preferential Car Parking space from YSI student Gavan McLaughlinHaving listened to guest speaker Angela Tourish, who is a parent of a child with Autism discuss the difficulties of parking when a child with Autism is in the car, the students felt a strong desire to do something to help.They identified the necessity for a Preferential Parking space because people with non physical disabilities cannot access the current disabled parking spaces.Students refused to accept the system as it is and strongly felt that being innovative is about not accepting the system as you find it, it is about proposing changes where you think change might be useful.Subsequently this lead to approaching The Donegal County Council through their local representative Mr John Ryan to push this idea forward.He was very supportive and interested in helping and was instrumental in getting the support of all the other Donegal councillors and they unanimously decided to partner the school in providing five spaces for Preferential Parking in private car parks. Our aim and hope would be to roll it out country wide and not only in private car parks. We need the co-operation and support from those in higher authority to carry this through.Dr Ciara Steele and Anne Brogan, Medical Centre, Buncrana receiving the signage from Gavan McLaughlin, YSI student for a Preferential Parking space which will be installed in the Medical Centre in the coming daysSpokesperson for Donegal Down Syndrome and Down Syndrome Ireland Gina Grant said such projects give hope of inclusion for the future.“The initiative it took for this group of TY Students to think of their community in the whole is an inspiration to us who promote inclusion on every level. This means at times we need to offer a helping hand. This space will be of huge benefit to those who need it for a host of valid reasons – be it for a child with sensory issues or a child that has no sense of danger and would run out on the road. These are the things that give us hope for full inclusion in all areas in our community.”CEO of Irish Autism Action Kevin Whelan said his group were delighted to b associated with the project. The uptake was gladly accepted by everyone that was approached and those spaces will be launched in the coming days.The parking spaces are in our local primary school Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana, St. Mary’s Oratory, Buncrana, The Medical Centre, Buncrana and SuperValu, Buncrana.A spokesman added “We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their overwhelming support of our students project especially the above organisations, Mr John Ryan and all the Councillors in Donegal, Irish Autism Action, Down Syndrome Ireland, The Sign Place at Callaghan’s of Burt who sponsored the signage, Donal Walker and Eamon Mahon of Donegal County Council, the YSI students, teachers Veronica Buchanan and Orla Bradley, co-ordinators of the project and Principal Rosaleen Grant, who undertook to see this project through with great passion.”DONEGAL STUDENTS HOPE UNIQUE PROJECT WILL ‘PARK ITSELF’ ACROSS COUNTRY was last modified: October 15th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Can you help us find Toto and Toby in Moville?

Can you help us find Toto and Toby in Moville?

first_imgTwo small terriers went missing on the Moville Shore Path last night.One is grey, Toto – and the other is black and tan, Toby.If you have been these dogs please don’t hesitate to call 087 6112134, alternatively you can get in touch with Donegal Daily by emailing info@donegaldaily.com Can you help us find Toto and Toby in Moville? was last modified: May 20th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Missing Dogsmovillelast_img read more

SOCCER: HOOPY RATHMULLAN SECURE PROMOTION!

SOCCER: HOOPY RATHMULLAN SECURE PROMOTION!

first_imgRathmullan Celtic ensured a second successive promotion and the return of Premier Division football to the Seaside with a seven-goal demolition job in Convoy on Sunday.The win, coupled with Cappry’s home reversal, ensures Rathmullan of an automatic promotion place and also puts Dessie McLaughlin and Mark Curran’s team one step closer to an historic Division One title.With four games left to play, RCFC know now that four more points will secure a back to league titles and write the names of all involved into the fabric of footballing folklore in the town. A mark of the shift in attitude within the club under the current regime was the lack of any celebration over the promotion. For the management and players, this milestone achieves just one of the goals they hope to achieve and nobody is willing to lose focus with the big prize now in sight.With all that said, Sunday’s performance was befitting of the occasion, as the team recorded their most convincing win of the campaign to date. The front pairing of Dara Patton and Eamon Sheridan have been pivotal to the success of Rathmullan over the past 18 months, and Sunday proved to be no different.Leading scorer Patton turned provider for the opening goal, as his curling right wing cross was nodded home by the head of Sheridan inside 10 minutes for the perfect start.Rathmullan soon doubled the lead, and the marauding Patton was again the provider. He skipped past three challenges down the left flank this time and crossed to the far post where Ryan Connolly was on hand to side foot home his first goal for the club.With Rathmullan in the ascendancy, Convoy inexplicably ended the game as a contest with a defensive suicide. With home team claiming a ball down the left wing had crossed the line, the referee waved play on and Dara Patton’s cross found a defender reaching for the ball and taking the law into his own hands. Literally. The referee had no choice but award a spot kick and Eoin Sheridan clinically dispatched it from the spot. 0-3 at half time.Rathmullan’s fourth arrived before the hour and was a real treat and easily the goal of the game. A breaking ball was seized by Ryan Connolly 20-yards from goal and he hammered the ball high into the top corner to double his tally. The young winger soon completed his hat trick from the penalty spot after Dara was once upended in the box and regular spot kick specialist Eoin Sheridan admirably stepped aside to let Connolly take his treble.Rathmullan soon replaced Connolly and the returning Barney Patton at right back, as David Edwards and Sean McGregor were thrown in to keep the tempo up. That’s called strength in depth folks.The lively Edwards soon had his full back in all sorts of bother down the left hand side and chances were coming thick and fast for the front men. Rumours of Dara and Eamon not talking to one another at this point can only be denied, as Eamon eventually set up his partner for the sixth goal of the game and all was well again with love’s young striking dream partnership! The final change of the day saw Pauric Morrison come on to provide a useful cameo and he was soon involved in some fine interlinking play as Dara Patton put another lace into the Golden Boot with his second of the game and Rathmullan’s seventh on the day.A superb performance from the Celts from front to back on another impressive day for the club. Dennis Sheridan rarely looked troubled in goals yet dealt admirably with any crosses coming his way and even managed to return the odd pass back to a green jersey! The back-four were once again marshaled by the cool calm and collected Chippy Barrett and the best we can say for him is that he filled the void left by suspended Paddy Sheridan seamlessly. Seanie Barrett excelled for the second game running, while full backs Regi Miller and Barney Patton pushed forward at will against a limited Convoy side.Eoin Sheridan relocated to the left of midfield and gave his usual all actions display, while Aaron McClafferty and Seamus McLaughlin would have found more stress sipping pints in Mary’s of Glen than they did in the middle of the park yesterday. Up top, the love/hate chemistry that permeates the relationship between our front two Dara and Eamon once more lit the blue touch paper en-route to another performance from both that oozed class. Unlike Sherringham and Cole however, these two have far much to say to each other off the pitch!!Without doubt this week’s star performance and MOTM champers goes to Ryan Connolly. A hat trick to go along with a bag of tricks down the right wing, this was one stocking filler the management didn’t see coming at Christmas time.The bandwagon rolls into Cappry next Sunday looking for a positive result that would set up a title decider when the Killybegs outfit St Catherine’s visit a Seaside with a view on Sunday March 25th. One big push needed from everyone concerned….history beckons.SOCCER: HOOPY RATHMULLAN SECURE PROMOTION! was last modified: March 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SOCCER: HOOPY RATHMULLAN SECURE PROMOTION!last_img read more