Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps clash rescheduled for October 3rd

first_imgThe League of Ireland Premier Division game between Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps has been rescheduled and will now take place at the Showgrounds on Monday the 3rd of October.Harps had submitted a very reasonable proposal, based on the club’s part-time set-up and player welfare considerations, requesting the FAI to push the fixture back further into next month.The Sligo match was abandoned after just 22 minutes on the 3rd of September due to a waterlogged pitch. It was subsequently rescheduled for Tuesday week the 27th of September but Harps’ John Campbell invested a lot of time and put together a very strong case to have the Sligo game re-fixed to ease the pressure on Ollie Horgan’s side who had been facing six games in 19 days.Harps next two games will be at home to Cork City on Monday evening, followed by St. Patrick’s Athletic on next Friday night.On the following Saturday the 1st October it will be away to Galway United and then it will be the rescheduled Sligo Rovers fixture at the Showgrounds on Monday the 3rd of October.Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps clash rescheduled for October 3rd was last modified: September 17th, 2016 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:FAIfinn harpsFootballSligo Roverslast_img read more


first_imgNA Dunaibh GAA Club is celebrating tonight after finally securing much-needed funding.The Downings club has been given grant aid totalling €43,020.“Deputy Joe McHugh and myself have been working closely with Minister Dinny McGinley over the past while and I am delighted the funding has now been secured Downings GAA Club,” said Cllr Noel McBride. The money will give the clubs preparations for the National Gaelteacht Finals a huge boost, which will take place in Downings in June 2018.Added McBride: “The club has big development plans in place and Deputy McHugh and I are confident that further funding can be secured. The National Gaelteacht Finals will be a massive visitor attraction to the parish of Mevagh and indeed beyond. All credit has to go to the Downings GAA Club for securing the finals.” €43,000 CASH WINDFALL FOR DOWNINGS GAA CLUB was last modified: April 17th, 2014 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:Donegal DailyDownings GAA ClubfundingNa Dunaibhlast_img read more


first_imgA well-known criminal has appeared before a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court today after more than a year on the run.Jason Haughey arriving on crutches at a special sitting of Letterkenny court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Jason Haughey was apprehended by Gardai in Carndonagh last night.A bench warrant had been out for Haughey’s arrest after he failed to appear in court to face a number of serious charges.He has a string of previous convictions for burglary and public order charges.He was charged with assault causing harm after allegedly stabbing a local man outside Gallagher’s Hotel in Letterkenny in 2012.Darragh Harvey, who had to have extensive plastic surgery after being slashed in the face, now lives in America.He also faces burglary charges arising out of another incident.Haughey, 25, turned up in court on crutches today.Gardai objected to bail on the serious nature of the charges and the fact that he was living outside the jurisdiction.Judge Francis Comerford remanded Haughey in custody to appear in court again on December 8th.H also ordered that he be given all the necessary medical attention. NOTORIOUS DONEGAL CRIMINAL APPREHENDED BY GARDAI was last modified: July 17th, 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) Tags:arrestdonegalGardaiJason Haugheyletterkennylast_img read more

Oakland Athletics expected to call up No. 2 prospect A.J. Puk

first_imgIn need of a little oomph from an exhausted bullpen, the Oakland A’s will call up No. 2 prospect A.J. Puk on Tuesday, per reports from 24-year-old with a 98 mph fastball and 90 mph slider should certainly add a unique dynamic to this pitching staff as it prepares to face the New York Yankees for a crucial three-game series and beyond.Puk is a starter by trade, but will pitch out of the bullpen this year due to inning limitations dictated by his recovery from Tommy John surgery.H …last_img

Two ‘stone-pelters’ in Kashmir Valley get 10-day NIA custody

first_imgTwo men, including a freelance photo-journalist, arrested on Tuesday for alleged stone-pelting in Kashmir Valley and mobilising support against security personnel through the social media, were on Wednesday sent to 10-day National Investigating Agency (NIA) custody for interrogation.District Judge Poonam A. Bamba allowed the NIA to quiz Javed Ahmed Bhat from Kulgam and Kamran Yusuf from Pulwama till September 16 after the probe agency said they were required to be confronted with the other accused in the case, court sources said.During in-chamber proceedings, the NIA also said the two had to be taken to various places in relation to the ongoing investigation, the sources said.Continuing with its probe in the funding of terror and separatist activities in the Kashmir Valley, the NIA had on Tuesday arrested Bhat and Yusuf.Hurling stones at forcesAccording to the agency, they were involved in stone-pelting incidents besides organising groups of youths who would throw stones at security personnel involved in counter-insurgency operations.Yusuf, who had often been warned by the local police, was allegedly mobilising the youth and clicking their pictures for circulation in local and national newspapers, it had said.The two also circulated pictures and videos on social networking sites that sparked widespread rumours in the Valley, the officials alleged.The NIA has arrested seven people in the case of alleged funding of terror and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley to fuel unrest there.The case was registered on issues of raising, receiving and collecting funds through various illegal means, including hawala channels, for funding such activities.last_img read more

Kings XI Punjab skipper Murali Vijay confident of reviving fortunes

first_imgKings XI Punjab had a horrible start to this season. The Indian Premier League points table was a clear reflection of how paltry it had been for Punjab in the ninth edition. Collecting only two points from six games before Sunday’s clash against Gujarat Lions, Kings XI were forced to replace skipper David Miller with Murali Vijay. (Scorecard)And Vijay didn’t take long to make an impact with his boys. At the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Vijay-led Punjab thumped the table-toppers by a handsome margin of 23 runs. (Full Coverage|Points Table)The elated skipper, after Sunday’s win, said his team was looking to carry the winning momentum forward and would work hard to revive their fortunes this season. “We are working really hard as a group and hopefully we can move with momentum forward,” he said. (PHOTOS)Vijay led from the front scoring a 41-ball 57 against Gujarat. The Punjab batsman, like always, was free flowing and stitched a 62-run opening stand with Marcus Stoinis. Punjab though, lost an array of wickets in the middle overs and were restricted to 154 in 20 overs. (Also read: Here’s how Axar Patel’s hat-trick helped Punjab stun Gujarat) However, Vijay made life difficult for the Gujarat batting line-up, which had T20 stalwarts, in the second innings.  The Punjab skipper didn’t let Gujarat’s top-order settle down by using five different bowlers in the first six overs. His tactics paid rich dividends as pacer Mohit Sharma removed Brendon McCullum and Gujarat skipper Suresh Raina in the powerplay overs.advertisementAlso, left-arm spinner Axar Patel responded to his captain’s call on Sunday by scalping the first hat-trick of the season. Patel’s victims included Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Bravo and Dinesh Karthik. Not wanting to give away easy runs, Vijay kept rotating his bowlers and boxed Gujarat out of the game.Vijay said they weren’t nervous against the most consistent team of the season and that they had expressed themselves on the field well. “All I ask of the boys is to express themselves in the field and that’s what they did.We weren’t nervous, I was a little concerned of the wickets falling in the middle so we have to work on that.”On the other hand, a dejected Raina pointed fingers at his batsmen for the poor show. He also credited the Kings XI bowlers. “We didn’t bat well, we ran too hard and Kings XI bowled very well. The wicket was good and 155 was a chaseable target,” he said.Raina, however, sounded optimistic in saying that the loss against Vijay’s men would not affect their momentum. “We’ve played well the last few games so we need to keep going, one loss won’t make much difference.”last_img read more

Mahendra Singh Dhoni sidesteps captaincy debate ahead of Zimbabwe tour

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni’s prolonged poor form, successive ODI series defeats, a World T20 semifinal exit at home and Virat Kohli’s record-breaking run have sparked a hot debate in the country – should Kohli take over as captain of the limited-overs formats from Dhoni? (Virat Kohli forcing Mahendra Singh Dhoni into cricketing backwaters)Former team director Ravi Shastri had added fuel to the fire when he told India Today that Dhoni should now play under Kohli in one-day internationals and T20s. Dhoni has been found wanting with the bat and his tactics have, at times, seemed too defensive.But the selectors have decided to give Dhoni a long rope and gave him the option of going on the tour to Zimbabwe even as the other big stars were rested after a hectic, international schedule. Dhoni, for obvious reasons, said yes promptly and that decision found him answering several tricky questions ahead of the team’s departure. (Sourav Ganguly raises questions on MS Dhoni’s future as India captain)India play Zimbabwe in three ODIs and three T20s starting June 11. All six matches will be played in Harare. (Dhoni to lead India in Zimbabwe, uncapped Shardul Thakur in Test squad)TRICKY QUESTIONS FOR MSAsked for his opinion on the burning question of India’s ODI and T20 captaincy, Dhoni said it was a call that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had to take.”Any decision about captaincy is something that the BCCI will have to take,” he said at a pre-departure press conference in Mumbai today.advertisementDhoni had lost his cool with an Australian journalist, who had asked him what his future plans minutes after India had been knocked out of the World T20 by West Indies at the Wankhede.This time, perhaps humbled by a disastrous IPL campaign with he Rising Pune Supergiants, Dhoni was more poised and returned to his mundane, dry answers.The tour of Zimbabwe will be huge challenge for Dhoni, who is looking to reinvent himself after nearly a decade at the helm of Indian cricket. He remains the only captain in history to have won all three ICC events. But his recent failures have been cause for concern – Dhoni failed to get the team past the line in two back-to-back ICC events and oversaw series losses to Bangladesh, South Africa and Australia. POOR FORM HAUNTING DHONI Even when India snapped the losing streak with a historic triumph over Australia in the three-match T20 series, Dhoni’s own form continued to haunt him.Kohli meanwhile did his reputation no harm by leading India to Test series victories over Sri Lanka and South Africa.Many wondered how Dhoni would motivate himself for a low-profile series weeks after being involved in two high-octane tournaments. But the veteran saw no problems there and insisted that he was fit enough to deliver the results.”My biggest motivation is representing my country. I’m 35 now and I’ve to be very fit for the kind of work that I have to do,” he said.Dhoni will be the only regular in a squad of inexperienced players for the Zimbabwe tour. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kohli were rested so they could recuperate ahead of the Test series in West Indies next month.”I think the series will be a different experience for me, playing with some who will be playing for the first time,” Dhoni admitted.On prior tours of Zimbabwe, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were handed captaincy responsibilities while Dhoni took time off.last_img read more

Farnell element14 adds product configurator from Samtec

first_img Continue Reading Previous Panasonic: stand-alone Wi-Fi module in fully shielded caseNext Timing-Architects becomes a part of Vector Informatik Farnell element14 has added a new Product Configurator from Samtec for customers to modify any Samtec Connector to obtain a variation which is exactly suited for their application. The new online tool enables customers to modify connectors and download 2D and 3D models in just minutes.Customers will be able to modify any Samtec Connector to obtain a variation which is exactly suited for their application. As each parameter within the tool is modified, the resulting 3D image can be refreshed within the page and any changes will display a unique manufacturer part number that will capture the selected parameters.This innovative tool, which is being launched in North America and the UK gives access to a variety of connector variations from Samtec. As the modified product is not custom designed, and is a standard Samtec modification, customers taking advantage of this new tool would not experience long lead times or “custom” prices. Once the product is adjusted, the final version of the product can be downloaded in 150 potential file formats including STEP, SolidWorks, Autodesk and a png or PDF file.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Neymar hails ‘best in the world’ Messi amid Barcelona return links

first_imgNeymar has called Lionel Messi the best player in the world and said the pair made a magnificent duo at Barcelona amid rumours the Paris Saint-Germain star could return to Camp Nou. The 27-year-old is reported to be keen on a move back to La Liga but the Parisians will demand at least  €222 million (£200m/$249m) for his signature, and they are not interested in a swap deal involving Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele. Neymar won two league titles, the Copa del Rey three times and one Champions League crown during his four-year spell in Catalunya between 2013 and 2017.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? And he was quick to heap praise on his former team-mate when asked about Messi at an event for his charity foundation, Instituto Neymar. “For me, he’s the best player in the world. The best player that I’ve ever seen play,” he said.”We made a magnificent duo. It was a pleasure for me, an honour to play with him. And, on top of that, he is my friend.”The PSG forward further added to the speculation linking him to Barca by admitting the Liga side’s 6-1 victory over PSG in the 2016-17 Champions League campaign was one of his most cherished footballing memories .Neymar found the net twice in that game as Sergi Roberto’s last-minute winner ensured a 6-5 aggregate victory that knocked PSG out at the round-of-16 phase after they had taken a 4-0 advantage from the first leg.The frank admission about that victory being one of the fondest moments of his career angered some PSG fans.And a video posted to Neymar’s Instagram account showing him wearing a Barca shirt added more drama to the saga.The uncertainty comes after a difficult summer for the Brazil star in which he missed the Selecao’s Copa America victory with an ankle injury.Brazil knocked Messi’s Argentina out of the competition in the semi-finals, managing a 2-0 victory and a 3-1 win over Peru in the final then followed.Argentina went on to finish third, but Messi’s wait to lift a trophy in international football goes on.The 32-year-old previously earned a runners-up medal at the 2014 World Cup, but some point to Diego Maradona’s superior silverware record with the national side when comparing the two Argentine greats.last_img read more

Don’t care about allegations: Mohammed Shami on spat with Hasin Jahan

first_imgDon’t care about allegations: Mohammed Shami on spat with Hasin JahanIPL 2019: Mohammed Shami, speaking exclusively to AajTak, said he was not worried about the allegations leveled by Hasin Jahan after a public spat with his wife. Shami said he was ready to face any outcome and his only focus remains the IPL and the 2019 Cricket World Cup.advertisement Vikrant Gupta April 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 19:08 IST Mohammed Shami, speaking exclusively to AajTak, said he was not worried about the allegations leveled by Hasin Jahan after a public spat with his wife. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Shami said he was not worried about allegations made by wife Hasin JahanShami said his focus was on cricket as the game is everything in his lifeShami said he now wants to win the IPL for KXIP and the World Cup for IndiaOne of India’s best performers in Test and ODI formats in the past 12 months, fast bowler Mohammed Shami has said that the reason for an incredible turnaround in his career was possible because he decided to take head on the “extremely difficult” circumstances after a bitter, and a much publicised, marital spat with wife Hasin Jahan.Speaking for the first time on the issue after being charged with non-bailable offences by Kolkata Police last month, Shami told AajTak that he was ready to face any outcome but, except for cricket, he was not thinking one bit about anything else right now.”I hope everything remains fine. Whatever is the outcome, I am ready to face it. Cricket life mein hai to sab kuch hai (cricket remains everything in life). That is the only thing I am bothered about. I don’t care about the allegations or what will happen eventually. Right now, I am not thinking even zero percent about it. I won’t let it affect me. My target is to win the IPL for Kings XI Punjab and then the World Cup for the country,” said Shami in an exclusive interview to the channel.In the chargesheet submitted by Kolkata Police, Shami has been charged under sections 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harassment).”I have reached this stage after a lot of hard work. The stress that I have gone through, the pressure that I have faced in the last 18 months is unexplainable. I was full of negative thoughts and cricket was the last thing on my mind. My problems had risen to an alarming level and the entire family was trapped in between,” said an emotional Shami while recalling the events since March, 2018 when Jahan not only accused him of having an extra-marital affair but also leveled match fixing accusations against the Indian pacer.advertisement”I always believed that a happy family life results in a good showing for the country. In the midst of all this controversy, while sitting with my family one day, I thought that the world knows me because of cricket so everything else should be kept aside. I told myself that come what may, I should resume playing cricket.That’s why I started practicing almost a fortnight after the entire controversy and even joined my then IPL team. I chose cricket, my first love and was able to keep aside things which were giving me sleepless nights.I kept fighting even after being involved in two accidents. Many people tried to reignite old issues but I kept ignoring everything.”That he did so wonderfully. Mohammed Shami was a revelation during the tours of England, Australia and New Zealand, becoming one of India’s main match-winners.While coach Ravi Shastri said “If there’s one man I have to single out over the past five months or so, it is Mohammed Shami” during the tour of New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli described Shami as a “lean mean pace machine” recently adding that he has not “seen him hungrier. Heading into the World Cup, it’s a great sign for India.”From ushering in a remarkable fitness culture in the dressing room to giving confidence to the players, Shami also compliments his skipper.”Virat lets you implement your own plan. If it backfires then you can always fall back on the skipper’s idea. He gives bowler the freedom to set his own field.He tells you that while batting, nobody instructs him about the shots he should play. So the same thing should apply to the bowlers as well. I really appreciate his way of thinking.”The Indian bowling attack, spoken highly of in recent times, is “most lethal” in world cricket right now as per the 28-year-old.”If you look at the last four-five years, our bowlers have excelled in every format. The performance of our 140-plus speed group is quite good and we have great spin attack too. So, the rival team thinks twice about the kind of wicket they should be offering to us. Indian team is the best in all departments.”With the World Cup not too far away, Shami could play a huge role in the English conditions. The bowler isn’t really bogged down by the expectations.”My rhythm is great right now. Everything, be it training, fitness, skill, on-field execution and performance, everything is as per the expectations. However, I want to add something more to it which could be useful for the team during the World Cup. I had not played ODI or T20s for almost two years. That was a long time. Now, I am working on improving every aspect.”advertisementAlso Read | IPL 2019: Learning a lot from top-class Mohammed Shami, says Sam CurranAlso Read | IPL 2019: Clash of firepower as Kings XI Punjab host Sunrisers HyderabadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Mohammed ShamiFollow IPL 2019Follow Kings XI PunjabFollow Mohammed Shami wifelast_img read more