However, just like in a shock defeat at Newcastle on Tuesday, the champions failed to press home their advantage as Laurent Koscielny profited from some slack defending to head home an equaliser just 10 minutes later.Pep Guardiola’s men were knocked out of their stride for most of the remainder of the first half, but retook the lead in style just a minute before the break when Ilkay Gundogan’s delightful lofted pass teed up Raheem Sterling to cross for Aguero to tap home.The same two players combined for the Argentine to secure his 10th Premier League hat-trick in controversial fashion as the ball came back off Aguero’s arm before rolling over the line just after the hour mark.A sixth consecutive away league game without a win sees Arsenal slip down to sixth behind Manchester United, who were 1-0 victors at Leicester earlier on Sunday, and three points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea in the battle for Champions League football next season.Aguero has now scored seven times in as many games in 2019 to underline his importance to City’s quest for silverware on four fronts.Sterling played a one-two with Gundogan before volleying a magnificent, first-time centre across the face of the net for the unmarked Aguero to turn in at the far post.The 30-year-old capped a flying start from the hosts by steering home an unstoppable header past Bernd Leno just 51 seconds in after Alex Iwobi was caught in possession by Aymeric Laporte.Moments later the ball was in the Arsenal net again, but this time Laporte was rightly flagged offside.The Gunners had barely threatened before levelling when Koscielny stooped low to head home Nacho Monreal’s flick-on.City also led early on in defeats by Crystal Palace and Leicester in December and Koscielny’s equaliser shifted the mood and momentum of the game as the home side feared the same fate may further damage their title challenge.Instead, one brilliant move swung the outcome back in their favour. Sterling played a one-two with Gundogan before volleying a magnificent, first-time centre across the face of the net for the unmarked Aguero to turn in at the far post.In contrast, the second half was a stroll and City should have more than just the one goal to show for their dominance.Sterling was again the architect with a darting run into the area which left the Arsenal defence in tatters before he reached the by-line and crossed for the sliding Aguero to steer the ball in via his arm.Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Aguero again peppered Leno with powerful shots that the German kept out to maintain some respectability for Arsenal.But that is all they had to show for another sorry away performance that leaves their chances of avoiding a third straight season in the Europa League fading.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Aguero has now scored seven times in as many games in 2019 to underline his importance to City’s quest for silverware on four fronts.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 4 – Manchester City closed to within two points of Premier League leaders Liverpool thanks to Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday.For the second time in a week, Aguero scored inside the first minute to give City the perfect start.
Jamie Carragher has branded Liverpool’s failed pursuit of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk as a ‘shambles’ and hit back at Matt Le Tissier for saying his former club lacked class.The Reds were overwhelming favourites to sign the Dutch defender this summer after the player indicated he was keen to work with Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.But the Merseyside club have since dropped their interest in the player, following Southampton’s decision to report Liverpool to the Premier League over an alleged ‘illegal approach.’READ MORE: SOUTHAMPTON LEGEND MATT LE TISSIER TAKES SWIPE AT LIVERPOOL OVER VIRGIL VAN DIJK PURSUITAnd while Carragher admitted Liverpool could have handled the situation better, he accused Le Tissier and Southampton of hypocrisy.Carragher told Drivetime on talkSPORT: “I don’t have a problem with Liverpool speaking to Van Dijk because every club will be doing that right now.“If Matt was speaking about the fact Liverpool spoke to Van Dijk – then no – I don’t think there was a problem with that.“Matt only played for Southampton, so he wouldn’t have been involved in too many transfers, but I’m sure he almost went to Tottenham or Chelsea under Glenn Hoddle.“I’d be very surprised if he never spoke to Glenn Hoddle before the clubs agreed a fee.“I’m sure Ian Holloway reported Southampton to the FA over Matt Phillips, or there was some illegal tapping-up – so Southampton will be doing exactly the same thing.“I guarantee Southampton will be doing exactly the same thing about a new manager.”Liverpool offered a full apology to Southampton on Wednesday for ‘any misunderstanding’ regarding their pursuit of Van Dijk, and stated they had dropped any interest in the player.And Carragher believes Southampton were irked by the nature of how the information was leaked to local journalists, rather than speaking to Van Dijk personally.“I got a text message at around 4 o’clock on Tuesday or Wednesday, saying: there’s going to be an announcement on Van Dijk in about an hour’s time from the local press,” Carragher said.“And I thought they must have agreed a fee with Southampton. And then all of a sudden, all the local journalists came out saying Virgil van Dijk wants to come to Liverpool.“The only reason those journalists, who I know well, would put that out there, is if someone from the club gave them the thumbs up – a little nudge – to say you can go with that.“I think if you haven’t agreed a fee, say nothing. If you don’t agree the fee – he’s not your player – how does he go to another club? He’s already said he wants to go to Liverpool.“It is tapping up, but everyone does it. I know it’s against the rules, but it’s a case of not getting caught – maybe Liverpool have been caught.“I think what Southampton wouldn’t have liked is that Liverpool would have fed that story to the local press and they thought: we’re not having that.“And I totally get that.”
Happy Days in ClonesTRIPS to Clones for Donegal fans will soon be a thing of the past – unless the county is actually drawn to play Monaghan away.The GAA’s Director General Paraic Duffy says the new Casement Park will be the natural home of Ulster football finals and other big provincial games including semi-finals.The Belfast venue is to become a 38,000 all-seater stadium and is due to be completed in 2016 at a cost of £76m. The Ulster final is usually staged at Clones in Monaghan, although from 2004 to 2006 it was played at Croke Park to accommodate a larger capacity.“It is inevitable Casement will become home of big GAA events,” said Duffy.“It is a cause for concern for the people of Monaghan and Clones but, if Casement Park is going to be developed to the high specification which has been outlined, that will make it the premier stadium in the province.“All the big games and Ulster finals will go to Casement – that is the truth of it.” It is believed the redevelopment scheme at Casement Park will be a huge boost to the economy of west Belfast, creating hundreds of jobs.The move will be welcomed by fans in north Donegal – with Belfast in easy reach in less than two hours.But the Casement venue will be less attractive to fans in the south of the county for whom Clones was easier to reach. NEW 38,000-SEATER CASEMENT WILL END DONEGAL FANS’ CLONES TRIPS was last modified: April 25th, 2013 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:000-SEATER CASEMENT WILL END DONEGAL FANS’ CLONES TRIPSNEW 38
Mac Cumhaills GAA NotesSENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPSaturday evening saw Four Masters make the short journey through the gap to play us in the second round of the Senior Championship. In the reserve game Mac Cumhaills never really got going and were always behind.There were some good displays from the elder statesmen of the team with Bernard Mc Geehan scoring 0-04 and Maurice Lafferty scoring 0-01.The other point for Mac Cumhaills was well taken by young Michael Duignam.The Senior match started well for Four Masters scoring early points. Mac Cumhaills were well in the game with Marty O Reilly and Rory Dunleavy causing all manner of problems for the Donegal town defence.A ridiculous decision in the 25th min had serious reprecussions for Mac Cumhaills.With Mac Cumhaills just 3 points down, Rory Dunleavy was black carded for an innocuous challenge and Four Masters pressed on and scored a further 1-02 in the last 5 minutes of the half.Half time score was Mac Cumhaills 0-05 Four Masters 1-10.Four Masters took control of the second half and never let Mac Cumhaills threaten. It was a disappointing result for the lads but we still have all to play for next Saturday.A win against Ardara will see us through to the quarter finals.MAC CUMHAILLS JACKPOT STILL AT €10,000There were no winners of this weeks Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4,8,25 and 28.There were 2 match 3 winners.Michael Patton and Breid Mc Ginty receive €75 each.Next weeks Jackpot is €10,000.FIXTURES:Saturday 11th.Senior/Reserve Football Championship. Home. 4.00pm and 5.30pmRESULTSSenior Football Championship. Sean Mac Cumhaills 0-09 Four Masters 2-14Reserve Football Championship. Sean Mac Cumhaills 0-03 Four Masters 1-12Ulster Junior Championship. Na Magha 7-21 Sean Mac Cumhaill 0-05BINGOThe Bingo is on in The Villa Rose this week. Jackpot is over €9,000GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS FACE ARDARA IN CRUCIAL DONEGAL SFC CLASH was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSport
1 Will Chiesa be ‘heading’ to the Premier League? Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City are ready to battle the Serie A big guns to sign Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina, according to reports.An impressive season in the Italian top flight has seen the winger linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe.The La Viola starlet made his debut for the national side against Argentina at the Etihad and could be about to make playing in England a far more regular occurrence.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, all three of the aforementioned Premier League clubs are interested in the 20-year-old; but they will have to beat off competition from sides in his homeland.Roma have already have a bid of £35 million plus Stephen El Shaarawy turned down, while Napoli have also been rebuffed despite offering £44 million and any player of Fiorentina’s choice.Inter Milan and Juventus are also interested in Chiesa, who made his debut in the 2016-17 season.A left-sided forward, the 20-year-old likes to cut inside and drive at the opposition full-backs wherever possible.He scored nine goals and registered five assists last season as he helped La Viola finish eighth in Serie A last season.
A new support group is to be set up for victims of child sex abuse across Co Donegal.The group, EMBRACE, will be officially launched this Thursday evening at the Loch Altan Hotel in Gortahork.With more than 20 known victims of child sex abuse in the Gortahork area, the move to set up a support group has been widely welcomed. The meeting will be addressed by former Garda Detective Martin Ridge.It was Ridge’s book, Breaking The Silence (Gill and MacMillan), which lifted the lid on the issue of child sex abuse across Co Donegal.He will talk about his investigation into the child sex abuse cases and his experience as a first-time author and writer working with a major international publisher.The hugely-respected former Garda Detective said he will be there to help victims realise there is support for them to help them to move on with their lives. “My book is only a base or part thereof, not alone of the horrendous horror, but the great difficulty survivors of abuse had coming forward and how they were treated by society then and subsequently,” Ridge said.“I will not there on Thursday to give a speech nor indeed to contain my anger but when people who purport to stand for truth, hide the truth, something needs to be done. How otherwise can there be justice, for justice without truth is impossible.“To move on from any situation one has to know what one is moving on from, our past cannot hold us hostage forever. The purpose of this meeting I understand is for people and the community is to reclaim their own territory and live as peacefully as possible with each other.” NEW SUPPORT GROUP TO HELP ALLOW VICTIMS OF SEX ABUSE IN DONEGAL TO MOVE ON was last modified: January 14th, 2013 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:donegalENBRACEMartin Ridgesex abuse victims
Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill says potentially disastrous proposals from the European Commission on fish quotas for the North West must be vigorously opposed by the Minister for the Marine.Senator O’DomhnaillYesterday at the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Ó Domhnaill proposed that the committee reject the proposals from the EU Commission.“Yesterday, I asked that the Committee to reject the communication from the European Commission and formally write to the Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture and the Marine and the EU Commissioner to inform them of our position. “Next week the EU Council of Fisheries Ministers meets in Brussels and Minster Simon Coveney must fight tooth and nail to amend these proposals,” he said.The Donegal Senator said that taken cumulatively the North West demersal fishing fleet would face a 19%, or €900,000, reduction in fishing opportunities which will directly impact the ports of Greencastle and Killybegs.“If the Commission proposals were to be implemented in their current form then the proposed overall quota reductions are in the order of €70 million, which Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) estimates could impact between 400-500 jobs in coastal areas around the country.“The Commission proposals cannot be entertained as to do so would be devastating to the North West Fishing industry. “Minister Coveney must argue against the EU proposals and protect the interest of the Irish fishing fleet which is now clearly under threat,” concluded Senator Ó Domhnaill. MINISTER MUST FIGHT ‘TOOTH AND NAIL’ TO REJECT FISH QUOTAS – O DOMHNAILL was last modified: December 12th, 2013 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:Brian Ó Domhnailldonegalfisg quotas
“With all the changes this weekend it was great of Purdue to step up and host us and Illinois,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “We had a tune up last night out on the course with some good, not great races, after we arrived. Today the races are what we have looked for all year. Our V8 was 2nd by 2 seconds, our 3V made up ground on Purdue from last night. Results wise it was a really good. Most importantly we learned to race and I am really proud of how the team took changes from Creighton to this one and it paid off. Being able to race this weekend after Lubbers was cancelled was so valuable.” Drake Lineups/ResultsV8Friday1. Purdue 7:42 2. Drake 7:49 3. Illinois 7:53Rambhia (cox), Rebischke, Rimes, Baumeister, Konopacki, Abrams, Thacker, Rundquist, PackerSaturday1. Purdue 7:15 2. Drake 7:17 3. Illinois 7:42Rambhia (cox), Rebischke, Baumeister, Konopacki, Abrams, Thacker, Rundquist, Packer, Frantik WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – After inclement weather cancelled the Lubbers Cup in Spring Lake, Mich., the Drake University rowing team changed its weekend race schedule and traveled to West Lafayette, Ind. to battle host Purdue and Illinois. Drake and the pair of BIG Ten teams raced each other on a 2,400-meter course on the Wabash River Friday night and Saturday morning before the team returned to Des Moines, Iowa. The schools competed in varsity 8, 2nd varsity 8 and 3rd varsity 8 races on the Wabash. Drake was led by its 2nd varsity 8 boat which defeated Purdue Saturday morning. Story Links Row 2K Results 2V8Friday1. Purdue 7:55 2. Drake 8:05Saturday 1. Drake 7:49 2. Purdue 7:52Killian (cox), McNeely, Gowans, Shipley J., Shipley, M., Hunter, Smith, Janes, Masterson 3V8Friday1. Purdue 8:24 2. Drake 8:48Reister (cox), Rimes, Dahlstrom, Finnell, Bascio, Stock, Nikolic, Peterson, McNeelySaturday1. Purdue A 7:20 2. Drake 7:32 3. Purdue B 7:40 4. Illinois 8:03Reister (cox), Rimes, Dahlstrom, Finnell, Bascio, Stock, Nikolic, Peterson, Rundquist Print Friendly Version Following its trip to Indiana, Drake travels to the Illinois Sprints, April 21, in Springfield, Ill.
There are concerns this evening for jobs at three branches of the Ladbrokes betting shop chain in Donegal.The company announced that it was going into examinership putting jobs in their Letterkenny, Ballybofey and Carndonagh outlets in jeopardy.It is understood there could be at least 10 jobs hanging in the balance locally with the restructuring of the chain. LOCAL BETTING SHOP JOBS IN DOUBT AFTER LADBROKES EXAMINERSHIP was last modified: April 21st, 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:donegalLadbrokes
Donegal TD and Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue is today calling on the Minister for Agriculture to immediately reconvene talks to address the continuing beef crisis.The beef sector has been engulfed in a dispute over prices for farmers, with protests continuing for a second week at a number of meat factories across the country.A new group called the Independent Farmers of Ireland met on Monday night to form a delegation to meet with Minister Creed and discuss a resolution. Deputy McConalogue says it is vital that Minister Creed reconvenes talks to address the continuing crisis.“I welcome the meeting that took place last night to appoint spokespersons to represent protesting farmers in any reconvened talks,” McConalogue TD said.“The Minister must now immediately reconvene talks between Meat Processors and these representatives along with representatives of the Beef Plan Movement and all farming organisations. It is also essential that talks on this occasion include retailer representatives.“The continuing impasse is adding to the crisis in the beef sector and it is only through talks that progress on key issues can be made. New talks must comprehensively address issues such as the 30-month rule, 4 movement rule and the 70 day residency requirement. “An outcome of reconvened talks should also include a commitment from the Minister to seek additional market disturbance funding from the European Commission to address losses experienced by farmers in recent months.“The Minister needs to show leadership and bring all stakeholders through this crisis to an agreeable solution. Any continuation of the current situation will not improve the position of anyone involved in the beef sector,” he concluded. McConalogue calls on Minister to reconvene Beef talks was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:beef sectorCharlie McConalogue TD