Dual nationality act needs review

first_imgDear Editor,The issue of dual nationality has been in the news following the successful passage of the No-confidence Motion against the People’s National Congress/Alliance For Change Government. In the social novel Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens through his main character, Mr Brumble, wrote, “the law … is an ass (meaning nonsensical). It would seem the law on Guyana’s dual citizenship is an ass.”According to the Burnham Constitution, a born Guyanese who is a dual citizen cannot be a Member of Parliament or serve as President, and by extension, Prime Minister. But someone who was born outside of Guyana, and by virtue of it, holds dual nationality can serve in the above-mentioned positions. So, a “foreign born dual citizen Guyanese” has more rights than a local born dual citizen. That is inherently unequal, to quote the Chief Justice in the US Supreme Court decision on Brown v Bd of Ed (1954).The Dual Nationality Act must be unconstitutional as it allows for two types of citizens with differing rights – some enjoying more rights than others violating the principle of equality for all. Born Guyanese are less equal than foreign born Guyanese according to the Dual Nationality Act. Was that the intention of the law? When this law was drafted, no one gave serious thought that it is in fact an ass!In the US or any other country, this two-tier type of citizenship would not be allowed except for the presidency. In the US, any citizen, born (sanguis or blood) or naturalised (acquires citizenship through immigration) can run for any office and can hold any position except for the presidency (and by extension vice presidency since he or she can succeed the President).Which courageous (dual citizen) Guyanese is going to challenge this (idiotic) part of the law that grants more rights to non-born Guyanese?Yours truly,Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Families, community mourn deaths of Linden couple

first_imgSheshyka Ettienne’s mother, Deon Ettienne, (seated) and being comforted while DeYounge’s mother, Coleen DeYounge, (standing behind) speaks with E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander, Senior Superintendent Linden Lord as relatives stand close byAs the families of the Linden, Region 10, couple that was killed in a Jeep and motorbike collision at Amelia’s Ward on Monday evening continue to mourn their deaths, E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander, Senior Superintendent Linden Lord and team on Tuesday conducted visits at their homes to offer condolences.Commander Lord was accompanied by Community Relations Officer and an administrative team as they visited the homes of the deceased Sheshyka Ettienne, 21, of Lot 764 South Amelia’s Ward and O’neil DeYounge, 24, of lot 78 Cinderella City, Amelia’s Ward. During the visit, the Divisional Commander spoke with relatives of the deceased, Deon Ettienne and Coleen DeYounge, as he offered words of comfort and assured them that a thorough investigation will be conducted into the matter.Prayers were also offered to both families as the Divisional Commander assured them that they will have the full support of the police.The couple died on Monday evening at about 20:30h during a collision along the Amelia’s Ward public road and Toucan Drive.Reports are that the Jeep bearing registration number PSS 8812 collided with motorcycle CJ 6542 which was being driven by DeYounge. Ettienne was the pillion rider.The Jeep was reportedly proceeding west along the southern carriageway when it was alleged that the driver suddenly made a right turn in the northern direction reportedly into the path of the motorcycle which was proceeding in the opposite direction.DeYounge, upon seeing this, reportedly applied brakes and lost control of the motorcycle as both he and Ettienne were reportedly flung onto the roadway and slid under the Jeep.The couple was picked up and transported to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) where they were both pronounced dead on arrival.The bodies were taken to the pensioners mortuary where they currently await post-mortem examinations, expected to be conducted today.According to police, the driver of the Jeep involved in the collision tested negative for alcohol in his system. He remains in police custody where he is said to be assisting with investigations. According to the Divisional Commander, police are awaiting legal advice on the way forward with the case.Families mournMeanwhile, at the homes of the deceased on Tuesday, families and friends gathered to offer their sympathy and support. The Linden community has also been plunged into a state of mourning as many described the couple as a loving pair, some even taking to social media to express their grief.Ettienne’s mother was inconsolable as she was comforted by family and friends.DeYounge’s mother, Coleen DeYounge, told this publication that she is trying her best to remain strong.The woman and her deceased son both worked together at the Pensioners Association in Linden where he worked as a driver. Ettienne was a registered nurse at the LHC.According to DeYounge, both she and her deceased son left work together on Monday afternoon, however, she ventured home while he remained with friends.“He does normally lime before he come home, like 8:30 or so he would come. He would go by his girlfriend relatives and when she come off from work they would go and then they would come here,” she related.At the time of the accident, DeYounge was reportedly transporting Ettienne home after ending her shift at work.“Say like ten to nine, I go in and by the time I tuck in my daughter called me and say, ‘Mommy call O’neil because something happen because one of his cousins just called’. So when I call, I ain’t get no answer. So I call his brother because he and his brother normally come home together and he say yes he meet with accident and he died,” the woman noted.She said her son was first rushed to the hospital since he reportedly had a pulse but she said she was informed that both appeared to have died on the spot.“By the time I get there (hospital) they even already put him in the morgue,” DeYounge said.The woman remembers her son as a jovial, friendly and helpful person who was loved by his family, friends and colleagues.“I just accept it, he died and I accept it. I know there is death and sometime you have to go. It’s just the way you go,” DeYounge said.She said the deceased were a loving couple who could always be seen together.Investigations are continuing into the accident. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

Policeman charged for stealing phone

first_imgA 22-year-old Police Constable appeared on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on a simple larceny charge.Ernesto Thomas of Belmont, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the charge which stated that on March 5, 2019 at the Police Club Ground in Eve Leary, Georgetown he stole one Samsung Galaxy cellular phone and SIM card, property of Carl Saul, valued at $62,000. Saul is also an officer attached to the Sport Secretariat.The prosecution is contending that the Virtual Complainant (VC) was at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary, Georgetown, coaching his football team, during which time he had in his possession his cellular phone. According to the prosecution’s case, on completion of the football training, the VC checked for the phone in his pocket and surroundings, but came up empty-handed. A report was made to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters where an investigation was launched, which led to the arrest of Thomas, who reportedly admitted to finding the phone, discarding the SIM card and selling it to a known individual in Albouystown, Georgetown.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield did not object to bail. Chief Magistrate McLennan released Thomas on self-bail. The case will continue on May 14, 2019.last_img read more

Gas prices for Fort St. John down, but still higher than nearby communities

first_imgAs for the countries major metropolitan areas, Vancouver was the one to avoid, with an average price of 126 per litre, 12 cents more than the next highest average in Victoria, and 43 cents higher than the lowest average in Edmonton. It was arguably better described as a slow trickle than a drop, but as we finished the month yesterday, the common posted gasoline price in Fort St. John was still moving in the right direction for motorists.It was a 116.9 cents a litre, down 11 cents in less than two months, but still 3 cents higher than the common price in Dawson Creek, and 5 cents above that city’s low end price.The real bargains however, were to be found after you crossed border into Alberta, with the Fas Gas at Demmitt down to 96.9 cents a litre, and the Husky at Hythe at 95.8.- Advertisement -If you kept going east you found the low end Costco Price in Grande Prairie was all the way down to 81.9, and by the time you got Edmonton, 77.4 was, the most common price, according to the Gas Buddy monitor.It also had the Alberta average down to 88.4, and senior analyst Dan McTeague talked to us about the variations in price and the reduction pace.The same Gas Buddy website monitor yesterday afternoon showed BC still had the highest provincial average at a 114.8 cents a litre — 26 less than the Alberta and Manitoba averages — which were the lowest in the country.Advertisementlast_img read more

Cavani outshines Neymar as PSG win again

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani shoots and scores his second goal during their match against Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on August 25 in Paris © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Aug 26 – Neymar for once played a more restricted role as Edinson Cavani scored twice and Thiago Motta once in Paris Saint-Germain’s comfortable 3-0 home win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday.The world’s most expensive player — scorer of three goals in his first two games since his 222 million-euro ($261 million) move from Barcelona — still had a considerable influence, with his pass preceding the foul on Cavani that led to a first-half penalty scored by the Uruguayan. And it was following a Neymar free-kick that Motta netted a rare goal after half-time to make it two before Cavani completed the win at the death as PSG maintained their perfect start to the French season with four wins from four outings.“We have achieved our objective of being top of the table after this game,” said PSG coach Unai Emery.“This match has given us lots of information about how to improve and to help Neymar adapt to the league and the different opponents.“He felt really good in the first two matches. This was different but it will help him learn.”Saint-Etienne had travelled to the Parc des Princes with a perfect record and without having conceded a goal in their opening three games, but while they were well organised defensively they lacked quality at the other end.Neymar was not the only sporting megastar to appear on the pitch at the Parc des Princes as Steph Curry of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors gave the ceremonial kick-off before the match itself got under way.Emery chose to rest Neymar’s Brazil team-mates Dani Alves and Thiago Silva at kick-off while Marco Verratti was suspended following his red card in last Sunday’s Neymar-inspired 6-2 demolition of Toulouse.Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar eyes the ball during their match against Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on August 25 in Paris © AFP / FRANCK FIFEJavier Pastore, who scored a fabulous goal in that game, was one of those to come into the home line-up. The Argentine playmaker’s influence was limited by a Saint-Etienne side playing with a five-man defence, but a controversial penalty decision allowed PSG to make the breakthrough 20 minutes in.Attempting to connect with a deflected Neymar pass, Cavani went down under the slightest of contact from Saidy Janko as he entered the area. A spot-kick was given and the Uruguayan converted his fourth goal in as many league games this season.Alphonse Areola then denied Jonathan Bamba at the other end to ensure PSG held the lead at half-time, before the second goal arrived six minutes after the restart.Neymar whipped in a free-kick and Marquinhos chested the ball back into the path of Motta, who finished for his first league goal since January last year.Angel Di Maria then saw a free-kick come back off the post before Cavani applied a classy finish to a Thomas Meunier cross to make it 3-0 as the clock ticked to the 90th minute.Defending champions Monaco are the only other team in France’s top division still with a 100 percent record, although they face a difficult test at home to Marseille on Sunday evening.Having not featured in either of his side’s last two games amid speculation about his future, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim hinted on Friday that Kylian Mbappe could play a part in that game.Still undefeated Lyon can leapfrog Monaco into second place with a win at Nantes on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Utd must finish second in Premier League, says Smalling

first_img0Shares0000Chris Smalling is setting Manchester United a minimum target finish of second © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 27 – Chris Smalling says securing the Premier League runners-up spot must be the “bare minimum” for Manchester United, whose win against Chelsea gave them a major confidence boost in the race for Champions League places.United never ended the season lower than third in the Premier League era under Alex Ferguson but have failed to finish higher than fourth since he retired as a champion in 2013 — a side Smalling was part of. “I think obviously we’ve been second for quite a while and that needs to be our bare minimum,” the United defender said.“The fact we get to play Liverpool at home as well I think is a big advantage.“If we can separate ourselves from Chelsea and Liverpool and work our way up then we can do that. But I think that’s our (goal) first and foremost.”United were overtaken by Liverpool on Saturday but regained second spot thanks to Sunday’s 2-1 comeback win against Chelsea.Romelu Lukaku and substitute Jesse Lingard secured an important victory for United, who head to Crystal Palace next Monday before Jurgen Klopp’s Reds arrive at Old Trafford.“I think being able to beat a rival, it’s almost like a six-pointer because of how close we are,” Smalling said of the Chelsea win.“The confidence just breeds (confidence) and we’re ready for the next one. I think considering sort of how close we are in the table, I think it gives them (Chelsea) a massive blow and us a lift.”Manchester City are 13 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand but only six points separate United in second from Chelsea in fifth, with just four Champions League places up for grabs.“These are huge games and I think the fact we play a lot of our rivals at home is going to be a big factor because of our home form,” said Smalling.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Darren Fletcher tells talkSPORT why he decided to swap West Brom for Stoke

first_imgDarren Fletcher says he is relishing the opportunity to prove himself all over again after joining Stoke City.The 33-year-old midfielder has signed a two-year deal with the Potters having turned down the offer of a new contract at West Brom.Speaking to exclusively to talkSPORT on Thursday evening, Fletcher said he could have taken the ‘easier option’ and stayed at The Hawthorns but couldn’t resist the offer of a new challenge with their Premier League rivals.The former Manchester United star said: “I just weighed up all my options and fancied a new challenge. Stoke made me a great offer, two years with the option of a third, and when I spoke to the manager Mark Hughes I liked what he had to stay.“It was nothing against West Brom. I just felt it was the right time to move on take on a new challenge.“Things went really well for me at West Bromwich Albion, going from a relegation battle to finishing top ten this year. Things looked like they were progressing forward so you almost feel like you are starting a new chapter again.“All that goodwill at West Brom, I could have maybe carried it on for a few more years and it would have maybe been an easier option to do that, but I am almost starting afresh at Stoke. It is a brand new challenge and I’ve got to go and prove myself all over again.”last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: THESE are the dramatic scenes as people drive through smoke to get away from serious gorse fires which have broken out across West Donegal this evening.At least four units of the fire service have rushed to the scene of the blaze between Doochary and Loughanure.The main issue for many people is that huge plumes of smoke are covering the area and making driving conditions difficult. People in the area have been asked to drive with extreme caution as the fire crews try to bring the fire under control.Our pictures taken just a short time ago show firemen trying to put out the fires which are spreading rapidly because of the dry conditions.They also show how close motorists are to the blaze.So far there have been no reports of damage to buildings as firemen battle to curb the fire. The blaze is the latest during the current dry spell.In recent days there have been other serious gorse fires in Inishowen, Stranorlar and Dungloe.One blaze is believed to have started when a spark from a tractor ignited a blaze which spread rapidly.The fire service are asking people to be extra vigilant when disposing of cigarettes and never to light fires outside.PICTURES BY EOIN MCGARVEY EndsDRIVERS CAUGHT UP IN RAGING GORSE FIRES ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: May 1st, 2011 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:donegaldailyDoocharygorse firesLoughanurelast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTS SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners 3 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 2Ramelton took a tenth minute lead when Alan Blaney converted Glen Mc Elhinney’s cross. Castlefin came more into the game after this with both goalkeepers heavily employed. On forty minutes Damien Buchannan extended the Mariners’ lead when he scored from thirty yards. Ricky Fisher then saw his effort strike the post as the home side reached the interval in control of proceedings. Fisher had better fortune as the second half got going. It was only ten minutes old when he was fed by Blaney and he flighted a lovely ball over the visiting keeper to extend the advantage to three. Castlefin rallied after this and pulled a goal back through a fine header from Nelis which gave the Mariners’ keeper no chance. Mariners had a chance to go three ahead again but Duffy fired wide. Nelis then got a second for the visitors as the deficit fell to one. Aided by a strong breeze Castlefin pushed forward in search of an equaliser but it wasn’t to be and Ramelton claimed the spoils.Glencar Celtic 5 St. Catherines Reserves 2Both teams found it hard to get a foothold in this game. Marty Brogan broke the deadlock with a low drive from the edge of the box. Glencar started second half brightly with Baker rattling the Killybegs crossbar. Chris Malseed headed home Pajo Rafferty’s cross to extend the lead to two. Pajo then sold a superb dummy and slotted home to open his account. Five minutes later he got his second after good approach work by Steven Browne to create the opening. Gary Mc Fadden then pulled a goal back for St. Catherines. Pajo completed his second half hat-trick with a solo effort late in the game. Anderson got a second for St. Catherines but Glencar had the hard work done and secured a valuable three points. Referee: Martin Mc CaffertyOrchard F.C. 1 Erne Wanderers 3On a very wet and windy day in the Lakeside Centre Ballyshannon Erne Wanderers played Orchard United. In these rough conditions the game was fairly even for the first 25 minutes but eventually the Erne men broke the deadlock with a great finish from Michael “Sticky” Ward. After a scrappy start to the second half Erne stamped their authority on the game and David Dolan smashed home a great free kick. With 20 minutes to go David Dolan drove a ball across the face of the Orchard keeper and into the far corner to make it 3-0. Carl O’ Brien kept Erne alive with three great saves. With 10 minutes to go Charles Mc Loughlin scored for the visitors leaving the final score 3-1. A team performance from Orchard with strong second half displays from Carl O’ Brien and David Dolan for Erne.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoStrand Rovers 0 Arranmore United 1 Strand Rovers welcomed there near neighbours and unbeaten table toppers to Strand Park on Saturday. The game started in lively fashion and in good conditions with Strand having the majority of possession. The game was all square up until the 40th minute when Arran were awarded a free kick just outside Strand’s box. A fantastic delivery was headed into the Strand net by Michael Mc Hugh to divide the teams at half time.Weather deteriorated for the start of the second half with the wind picking up and some heavy rain. With the wind to their backs Arranmore pushed forward and were nearly rewarded with a second goal when Benny Mc Garvey hit the cross-bar. A change of formation after 10 minutes saw Strand once again enjoy good possession and they had numerous chances through Thomas Brennan and Brendan Glackin. But they were unable to equalise and the game ended in a victory for Arranmore. Best for Arran were Benny Mc Garvey and Mark Ward with Brendan Brennan, Thomas Brennan, Brendan Glackin and Stephen Glackin all doing well for Strand.Milford United Reserves 3 Glenree United Reserves 4In the first ten minutes of the game Glenree found themselves two nil down through a Conor Meakin free kick and a tap in for P.J. Hagan after a poor clearance. Glenree started to get a foot hold in the game and tested the Milford keeper and Darren O’ Connor hit the cross-bar from 30yards out from a free kick. Karl Mc Elhinney got Glenree going against his old team in the 25th minute when he stroked home a flick on. Five minutes later the sides were level when Vinny Mc Laughlin unselfishly passed the ball for Damien Nelis to finish coolly. It stayed the same until half time. In the 50th minute Glenree were in front for the first time in the game when Vinny Mc Laughlin did well to finish after some good work in the air by Nelis. Then in the 65th minute Macca Cunningham let fly from 25 yards and the keeper could do nothing but admire it as it flew passed him. Milford pulled a goal back through J.J Brown in the 75th minute. Glenree held on to see the game out and earned three well deserved points. Best for Glenree were John Mc Clafferty, Damien Nelis and Darren O’Connor. Referee: Barry HunterDonegal Town Reserves 2 Curragh Athletic Reserves 1Donegal Town maintained their unbeaten home record with a 2-1 victory over Curragh Athletic at the Hospital Field. Donegal dominated the early stages and deservedly took the lead after just five minutes. Ciaran O’Reilly’s through ball allowed James Feighney to produce the perfect ball for winger Kevin Devaney to power home at the back post. Curragh came well into the game after the early setback and played the better football for the majority of the first half although they failed to carve out any clear cut opportunities. Donegal’s attitude greatly improved in the second half and with a greater emphasis on attack they got their reward on 53 minutes when Gary Ward’s excellently stuck effort found its way into the bottom corner. Curragh rallied immediately and got back into the game thirty seconds later when some slack Donegal defending allowed Gary Heaney flick the ball home for a fine finish. Curragh pressed on looking for an equaliser but Donegal defended well and were always threatening on the counter attack with both Gary Ward and Adam Wilson going close on occasions. Good team displays from both sides.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 Glenea United 2Glenea United visited Flag Pole on Sunday and returned to Glasserchoo with all three points. After an eventful first half in which neither team could find an opening goal this match really came to life on the resumption of play. Denis Boyle got the opener when he converted from the penalty spot after Ryan Mc Fadden had been fouled in the box. Oisin Mc Menamin had the home side back on level terms when he scored from close range. Glenea secured the points when Darren Mc Keever scored after receiving a cross field ball from Sean Mc Bride. Oisin Mc Menamin was unlucky not to find a second equaliser as the match wore on but it wasn’t to be and Rathmullan now prepare for another home fixture next weekend against St. Catherines.Gweedore Celtic 3 Cranford United 0On a good day for football Gweedore Celtic had a comfortable win in the end but Cranford were well in the game until the latter stages. The visitors could have gone ahead as early as the third minute when Philip Buchanan got behind the Gweedore defence but Christopher Sweeney spread himself to block the shot. The home team took the lead on twenty five minutes. Chris Porter’s corner went directed to the back of the net via the post. They doubled their lead on forty minutes when Colin Ferry beat the offside trap and rounded the keeper to roll the ball into the net.Cranford started the second half well but didn’t create any clear cut chances. As the half went on Gweedore pressed and were guilty of missing several chances. Fionnan Diver scored the third goal following good work by Brendan Mc Geady on the left. Best for Gweedore were Christopher Sweeney and Chris Porter. For Cranford Kyle Black and Philip Buchanan worked hard. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleMilford United 3 Curragh Athletic 1Milford United recorded a great home win over a very impressive visiting side. Milford took the lead on 5 minutes when Mark Flood converted a penalty. Brendan Murray broke into the box and was upended for the penalty and subsequently hurt his back and was removed by ambulance to Letterkenny General Hospital. The game was lively with both teams playing good football. Milford created a lot of chances but failed to convert. On 70 minutes Ciaran McGinley fouled Ryan Carlin for a penalty from which Curragh levelled the match. Milford went two one up five minutes later when Gary Merritt broke down the left and picked out Christy Mc Cafferty who showed good movement in the box to drive the ball home. With five minutes to go Lee Burke did well down the left and his cross was directed home by Gary Merritt. Best for Curragh were Garbh Gallagher and Shane Barclay, while the Milford team worked hard as a unit against a very strong Curragh side. Referee: Paddy Martin.St. Catherines 3 Donegal Town 2The Saints started the brighter and on fifteen minutes opened the scoring when Jason Noctor was brought down in the penalty area. Noctor stepped up to convert the penalty. Donegal created a couple of half chances in the first half but none troubled Saints keeper Micheal Mullin. The second half took some time to get going and on sixty five minutes Jason Noctor scored a half volley from twenty yards after a defensive clearance dropped to him. The Saints controlled for large spells of the game and on seventy five minutes Conor Doherty scored after a surging run from defence saw him latch onto a Shane Molly through ball. Docherty shot hard and low under “The Town” keeper. Donegal scored on eighty minutes through Benny Byrne after a mix up in the Saints’ defence. Donegal caught St. Catherines’ defence off guard again on eighty five minutes when David Bustard latched onto a loose ball after a scramble in the box. Team performances both teams. Referee: Ronan Floyd.Watson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 Gweedore United 2The ‘71 got back to winning ways with victory over a strong Gweedore side. Both teams started well with Ciaran Mc Fadden causing the Kerrykeel defence problems with his lightning pace. Kerrykeel went in front on ten minutes when a Marty Mc Ateer free kick ended up in the net after it took a deflection off Gweedore centre back Frank Mc Gee. Kerrykeel were controlling play and got a brilliant second on twenty eight minutes, this time Fergus Callaghan broke clear down the right wing and crossed for Kevin Loughrey to tap in from six yards. Kerrykeel started the second half looking to kill the game and both Loughrey and Callaghan forced brilliant saves from the Gweedore keeper. Gweedore got a lifeline on sixty seven minutes when Ciaran Mc Fadden broke clear and coolly lifted the ball over Sean Friel. The ‘71 weathered the storm for ten minutes and renewed their two goal cushion on seventy five minutes when Niall Doherty brilliantly flicked the ball home after a great Johnny Friel cross. With time running out Gweedore threw everything at the ‘71 defence and got their second on ninety one minutes when Frank Mc Gee scored after a goal mouth scramble. Kerrykeel held on for an important three points to get their season back on track. Best for Kerrykeel: Martin Mc Ateer and Mark FrielBest for Gweedore: Lee Ferry. Referee: Joe Mc HughCastlefin Celtic 2 Bonagee United 1A lively start in Parkview saw the away team create the first few chances. Castlefin settled into the game when Matthew O’ Rouke found the back off the Bonagee net to give them the lead after 13 minutes, his curling shot from 20 yards giving the Bonagee keeper no chance. Both teams pressed forward in search of a goal before half time but all without reward. Castlefin started the second half the brighter. JP Malley beat the off-side trap and squared the ball across the box for Matthew O’Rourke to get his and Castlefin’s second goal on 47 minutes. Bonagee searched to find a way back into the game putting the Castlefin defence under pressure. In the 86th minute Bonagee pulled one back through Darren Coyle’s header. Referee: Ed Moore. Best for Castlefin: Matthew O’Rourke. Best for Bonagee: Team performanceDrumoghill F.C. 2 Keadue Rovers 1Drumoghill FC bounced back from their derby defeat with this narrow victory over Keadue Rovers thanks to first half strikes from the deadly duo of Liam O’Donnell and Michael Doherty.Drumoghill opened the scoring on 18 minutes when, after enterprising work down the right from Ronan Gibson and Kevin Kelly, it was Liam O’Donnell who rose above James Boyle who nod home Kelly’s cross. Drumoghill extended their lead on 32 minutes with a brilliant strike from Michael Doherty. Doherty took Del Crossan’s pass in his stride, knocked the ball past Adam Neely on the right wing and surged goalwards before finishing neatly leaving Boyle helpless.It was all Drumoghill at this stage and it was only the excellent Ben Boyle with a string of saves that kept Keadue in the contest. The second half saw Keadue become much more of a threat as Adrian Hanlon and Mark Sweeney started to dominate midfield. They halved the deficit on 76minutes with the goal of the game – a superb strike from David Ward from 25 yards that flew past Regan. It set up a frantic finale in which Keadue again had the ball in the net (Luke Neely adjudged to have been in an offside position) and Doherty twice going close from Drumoghill counter attacks. In the end Drumoghill held out for the win. Referee: Paddy Duffy.Eany Celtic 3 Lagan Harps 3A draw was the fair result from this match in which Eany Celtic got their first points of the season. The visitors opened the scoring on ten minutes when a clearance was deflected into the path of Eunan Diver who scored with a shot from distance. Lagan doubled their advantage on twenty minutes when James Cullen crossed for Brian Kelly to score. Eany opened their account ten minutes later when Paul Mc Groarty was put through by John Rose. Good work from Rose again unlocked the Lagan defence and James Shovlin chipped the keeper to equalise. Eany started the second half where they left off the first and a corner from Kevin Meehan was met by the head of Mark Ward and Eany were ahead 3-2 on the hour .Lagan put huge pressure on the home defence and eventually got the equaliser in the 75th minute when Drew Conway scored amid a goalmouth scramble following a corner. Both teams had chances to clinch all three points in the final minutes. Good team performances from both sides. Referee: Liam FarrenCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 3 Raphoe Town 2In this game of two halves Raphoe returned home pointless after having the better of the opening exchanges. They took the lead with a well directed header early on. After being clawed back they again went in front, this time courtesy of John Gregg’s own-goal. But their interval lead wouldn’t hold. Ballybofey United came out a different side for the second half and duly secured their first points of the season. Andrew Duncan’s equaliser in the first half had kept them in touch with their East Donegal neighbours. John Gregg then made amends for his earlier mistake when he scored Ballybofey’s second. Alan Catterson got the winner for the home side with fifteen minutes remaining. Two team performances on the day. Referee: James MalseedCopany Rovers 0 Whitestrand United 5(NO REPORT AVAILABLE)Glenree United 2 Letterbarrow Celtic 1On a sunny day in Carrigart it was Glenree United who took the lead when a poor clearance from a Letterbarrow defender fell nicely for Damien Nelis. His shot was well saved by the keeper but the rebound fell to Danny Langan and he drilled the ball into the top corner to make it 1-0 with 11 minutes gone. Letterbarrow came into the game and had a couple of shots which were well saved by John Cunningham in the Glenree goal. The second goal came in the 28th minute when Damien Coyle put the ball through to Damien Nelis who laid it off for Andrew Kelly to finish into the bottom corner. In the second half Glenree had numerous chances to finish off the game but the Letterbarrow keeper kept the score at 2-0. In the 80th minute Glenree gave away a free-kick just outside the box and Paul Murrin curled the ball into the bottom corner to make it 2-1. A few late scares for Glenree towards the end but the game finished 2-1 to the home team. Good team performance from both teams. Referee: Paul DohertyDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners 3 v 2 Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Celtic 5 v 2 St. Catherines ReservesOrchard F.C. 1 v 3 Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoStrand Rovers 0 v 1 Arranmore UnitedMilford United Reserves 3 v 4 Glenree United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 2 v 1 Curragh Athletic ReservesTullyvinney Rovers P v P Keadue Rovers ReservesCranford United Reserves P v P Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 v 2 Glenea UnitedGweedore Celtic 3 v 0 Cranford UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic P v P Lifford CelticMilford United 3 v 1 Curragh AthleticSt. Catherines 3 v 2 Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 v 2 Gweedore UnitedCastlefin Celtic 2 v 1 Bonagee UnitedDrumoghill F.C. 2 v 1 Keadue RoversEany Celtic 3 v 3 Lagan HarpsCappry Rovers P v P Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps P v P Dunlewy CelticBallybofey United 3 v 2 Raphoe TownCopany Rovers 0 v 5 Whitestrand UnitedGlenree United 2 v 1 Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 09-11-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves v Erne WanderersCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Glencar CelticGlenea United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersMulroy Celtic v Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United v Donegal Town Reserves (K.O. 1 p.m.)Curragh Athletic Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversGlenree United Reserves v Strand RoversGweedore United Reserves v Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Cranford United ReservesSUNDAY 10-11-2013 K.O. 1.30 p.m.Ulster Junior ShieldWhitestrand United v Buncrana HarpsSUNDAY 10-11-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic v Milford UnitedCranford United v Kilmacrennan CelticGlenea United v Gweedore CelticRathmullan Celtic v St. CatherinesCurragh Athletic v Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers v Eany CelticBonagee United v Drumoghill F.C.Gweedore United v Castlefin CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Cappry RoversLagan Harps v Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town v Copany RoversDunlewy Celtic v Ballybofey UnitedConvoy Arsenal v Deele HarpsLetterbarrow Celtic v Drumbar F.C.League table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsMilford United FC 5 3 0 2 17 7 10 11Gweedore Celtic 5 3 0 2 10 4 6 11Rathmullan Celtic 4 3 1 0 8 4 4 9Glenea United 4 2 1 1 8 3 5 7St Catherines FC 5 2 2 1 9 17 -8 7Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 4 2 2 0 9 11 -2 6Lifford Celtic FC 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 3Cranford FC 4 0 2 2 3 7 -4 2Donegal Town FC 5 0 3 2 8 13 -5 2Curragh Athletic FC 4 0 4 0 4 10 -6 0League table for Watson Hire Sunday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsCastlefin Celtic 5 4 0 1 17 7 10 13Drumoghill FC 4 3 1 0 12 3 9 9Kerrykeel 71 FC 5 3 2 0 20 14 6 9Lagan Harps FC 5 2 1 2 13 12 1 8Cappry Rovers 3 2 0 1 9 4 5 7Gweedore United FC 4 2 1 1 9 5 4 7Bonagee United FC 5 1 3 1 7 9 -2 4Dunkineely Celtic FC 4 1 3 0 12 16 -4 3Keadue Rovers FC 4 0 3 1 2 9 -7 1Eany Celtic FC 5 0 4 1 6 28 -22 1League table for CT Ball Sunday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlenree United FC 6 4 1 1 10 5 5 13Convoy Arsenal FC 6 4 2 0 10 9 1 12Copany Rovers FC 6 3 1 2 8 7 1 11Whitestrand United FC 4 3 0 1 10 2 8 10Dunlewey Celtic 4 2 1 1 8 4 4 7Deele Harps FC 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 7Raphoe Town 6 1 4 1 11 14 -3 4Ballybofey United FC 4 1 3 0 8 12 -4 3Letterbarrow Celtic FC 5 1 4 0 8 14 -6 3Drumbar FC 6 0 5 1 4 12 -8 1League table for Old Orchard Saturday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlencar Celtic 5 5 0 0 15 3 12 15St Catherines FC 6 4 1 1 12 11 1 13Erne Wanderers FC 6 4 2 0 15 6 9 12Fintown Harps AFC 5 3 1 1 11 5 6 10Castlefin Celtic Res 6 3 2 1 16 13 3 10Glenea United 6 2 4 0 10 15 -5 6Orchard FC 6 1 4 1 9 17 -8 4Ramelton Mariners FC 6 1 5 0 9 15 -6 3Mulroy Celtic 6 1 5 0 6 18 -12 3League table for Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsArranmore United 8 8 0 0 20 3 17 24Gweedore United FC Res 7 5 2 0 23 15 8 15Donegal Town FC Res 8 4 1 3 20 16 4 15Glenree United FC Res 8 3 3 2 23 24 -1 11Curragh Athletic FC 8 2 3 3 15 21 -6 9Tullyvinney Rovers 7 2 3 2 10 14 -4 8Keadue Rovers FC 6 2 3 1 20 17 3 7Cranford FC 7 1 3 3 16 18 -2 6Milford United FC Res 8 1 5 2 10 23 -13 5Strand Rovers FC 7 0 5 2 6 12 -6 2DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 3rd, 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 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first_imgWhat another fantastic weekend at the Voodoo Venue in Letterkenny, huge crowds flocked to Donegal’s No.1 nightspot all over the weekend, to sample the best tunes, and a vibrant atmosphere to help them get in the party mood. As always, we’ve got some great snaps of those of you who enjoyed themselves this weekend at Voodoo Venue.One lucky reveler pictured below has won a fantastic prize courtesy of the management of Voodoo, could it be you?? Is your face circled??If your face has been circled in the photos below, then you’re the lucky winner, the prize is free entry for 4 this Saturday to VoodooClub or Voodoo Vintage and get a free bottle of Prosecco.Scroll down now and see if you’ve won!!       VOODOO VENUE PICTURE SPECIAL: HAVE YOU WON THIS WEEK’S FANTASTIC PRIZE?? was last modified: May 14th, 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:champagneEntertainmentFeaturesFree entrynewspicture specialVIPVoodoo Venuelast_img read more