India win despite Mathews century

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets yesterday to propel India to their first Test series win in Sri Lanka in 22 years, defeating the hosts by 117 runs in the third Test.Chasing 386 to win, Sri Lanka slumped to 107 for five in their second innings, but captain Angelo Mathews scored a fighting 110 and shared 135 runs for the sixth wicket with Kusal Perera (70), giving Sri Lanka a chance to save the Test.However, Perera’s dismissal shortly before tea exposed the tail and the hosts lost their remaining wickets in five overs after the break.Fast bowler Ishant Sharma took the three important wickets of Upul Tharanga (0), Dinesh Chandimal (18) and Mathews in the second innings and collected eight wickets in the match.India hadn’t won a Test series in Sri Lanka since 1993 under captain Mohammad Azharuddin.Sri Lanka won the first Test in Galle by 63 runs and India won the second match by 278 runs.India captain Virat Kohli said that at no stage during the big partnership did he think that the match was slipping away.”In Test cricket on a fifth day even if you get a 100-run partnership you will have that one opportunity to get someone out and you have to make sure you grab that,” Kohli said. “It was a case of concentrating more in that situation.”Mathews said poor batting caused his team’s downfall.”On this wicket we had our chances to win. If not for the collapse in the top order, we could have won the game. Unfortunately we didn’t. We’ll try to rectify those mistakes in the future,” he said.India’s Cheteshwar Pujara, who carried his bat through the first innings for an unbeaten 145 in his comeback Test match, was named Man of the Match.Ashwin, who bagged 21 wickets in the three Tests, was adjudged player of the series.Sri Lanka lost their first three wickets for 21 runs on the fourth evening, leaving Mathews and Kaushal Silva to rebuild the innings.Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council charged India bowler Sharma and Sri Lanka’s Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Thirimanne with breaching the code of conduct for their angry confrontations on Monday.The players were involved in a series of arguments during India’s second innings after Prasad directed several bouncers at tail-end batsman Sharma.The details of the charges are expected to be announced later today.last_img read more

Emery impressed by spirited Arsenal

first_imgBoth scored as Emery’s men collected the second victory of his reign.The Spaniard saw his side make hard work of seeing off the newly-promoted Welsh club with old defensive failings twice allowing Cardiff to equalise.But Emery was impressed with the way Arsenal responded to each of those setbacks.“The reaction is very important. The reaction was very good. We were calm,” Emery said.“The most important thing is to be calm and to continue working.“We controlled the match for 70 percent of the 90 minutes.”Emery got a crash course in both the strengths and weaknesses of the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger.His decision to field two forwards paid handsome dividends as first Aubameyang and then Lacazette scored excellent goals to finally kill off Cardiff.The Bluebirds had equalised through Victor Camarasa and Danny Ward after Shkodran Mustafi headed the Gunners ahead.“They are playing minutes each match and today they started (together),” said Emery of his strikers.“We are continuing to work on the combinations. Today I think the two players scored goals and helped us. “We can continue to work to find the best performance with each player.”There is, however, plenty for Emery to ponder during the international break after the familiar failings that dogged the end of Wenger’s reign reared their heads again.After Mustafi’s powerful header from Granit Xhaka’s corner had put his visitors ahead in the Welsh capital, they failed to see the game out to half-time.In stoppage-time a poor Xhaka pass was intercepted, Nacho Monreal failed to deal with a Joe Bennett cross and Camarasa fired home.– Teething problems –Then, after Aubameyang had bent home a superb shot to restore their lead after clever work from Mesut Ozil and Lacazette, the Gunners switched off again and allowed Ward a free header to equalise again.“We need to continue improving on our defence,” admitted Emery, who also saw further teething problems for Petr Cech in the veteran goalkeeper’s efforts to play from the back.Twice in the opening eight minutes Cech made a mess of dealing with back-passes and, on the second occasion, Harry Arter fired over when he should have opened the scoring.“He has experience,” said Emery. “He is intelligent. He is doing what we want.“It’s very important for me to continue doing this and to keep improving.“We take a little risk, but when you break this risk and their pressing you can find space. We need to continue with this personality.”There was a sighting, too, of Ozil, who played a decent hand in victory having missed last week’s win at West Ham amid rumours of a row on the training ground with his manager.“Ozil with his quality, I think we need him to give us his moments in the match,” said Emery.“I think today in the second half he played a good match, he worked every minute he was on the pitch.“Maybe in the second half with his position on the pitch I think he feels better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal duo Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey celebrate their win at Cardiff © AFP / Geoff CADDICKCARDIFF, United Kingdom, Sep 2 – Unai Emery praised Arsenal’s character after they gave a glimpse of their potential in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Cardiff on Sunday.Emery was rewarded for a bold selection after partnering Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, his two main forwards, together from the start for the first time in the Premier League.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY WOMAN IS NAMED NEW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

first_imgA Letterkenny woman has been named as the new principal of Mulroy College in Milford.Fiona Temple, 37, is currently Vice-Principal of Crana College in Buncrana.Ms Temple is the youngest daughter of Seamus and Mary Temple from Crievesmith. She previously worked in Germany and also in Errigal College in Letterkenny.She is expected to succeed current principal of Mulroy College Rita Gleeson in early March.   LETTERKENNY WOMAN IS NAMED NEW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL was last modified: January 25th, 2012 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:CRANA COLLEGEFiona TempleMulroy Collegelast_img read more

‘WE’RE IN BETTER SHAPE FOR THE SEASON AHEAD’ – McGUINNESS

first_imgDonegal’s senior team manager Jim McGuinness says his team is in better shape this year to have a crack at the All-Ireland than it was last year.The optimistic outlook comes as Jim enters his second year in charge of the Donegal footballers and he would appear to be in a much better position than 12 months ago when he had to contend with a string of injuries.Donegal begin their pre-season exploits against University of Ulster Jordanstown in the first round of the Dr McKenna Cup this Sunday. And McGuinness is in upbeat form after the mandatory eight-week break from training.“We’re definitely starting from a much better base this year,” said McGuinness.“It’s a good opportunity to prepare properly for the National Football League. We’ll have a stronger McKenna Cup squad this time around then we had last year, no question.“There are a couple of new faces in there also and this competition will give us the chance to look at them and what they can offer. “If we can push on through January to April in particular, and get as much work done as possible both in the gym and on the pitch; that should set us up for a year or two of championship football. The next four or five months is very important from that point of view.“We’d be happy that we got through a huge amount of work last year in terms of fitness and the strength side of things.”Meanwhile Kevin Cassidy is playing down reports linking him to a return to the Donegal fold after his much-publicised exit.Sources close to the player said he would like to play for his county again, and would welcome a reconciliation but that he feared that would not happen.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com ‘WE’RE IN BETTER SHAPE FOR THE SEASON AHEAD’ – McGUINNESS was last modified: January 4th, 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)last_img read more

LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF MOVILLE TO REACH FIRST SENIOR COUNTY FINAL IN EIGHT YEARS

first_imgLADIES GAA: St Eunan’s Ladies beat Moville in the county semi-final in Buncrana today to reach their first senior final in eight years.In a closely-contested match, the Letterkenny ladies finally saw off the Inishowen opposition by 2-07 to 1-07 – a winning margin of three points.Sadhbha Medlar and Danielle Fay scored the crucial Eunan’s goals. Moville had led by a point at half time – 1-07 to 2-03, but Eunan’s stopped the Foylesiders from scoring at all in the second half, adding four points for victory.St Eunan’s play Termon in the final after they saw off Glenfin in the other semi-final in Glenswilly today.   LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF MOVILLE TO REACH FIRST SENIOR COUNTY FINAL IN EIGHT YEARS was last modified: August 26th, 2013 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:LADIES GAA: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF MOVILLE TO REACH FIRST SENIOR COUNTY FINAL IN EIGHT YEARSlast_img read more

FAI GIVE €100,000 FOR CLUBS TO MARK FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL IN DONEGAL

first_imgSoccers clubs across Co Donegal are to receive a €100,000 windfall from the FAI.The donation is to be made to mark the Association’s Festival of Football which takes place in Donegal in July.The FAI also announced today that its 2012 Annual General Meeting will take place in Co Donegal for the first time when it is held in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, on July 21. FAI Chief Executive John Delaney made the announcement at County House in Lifford today.“Since 2007 we have used the FAI AGM as an opportunity to showcase football in the host county through the addition of a week-long Festival of Football. This year, the FAI Festival of Football will run from July 15 throughout Donegal with the assistance of Donegal Co Council.“So far we have had Festivals of Football in Kerry, Mayo, Monaghan, Wexford and Clare and the format has proved to be very successful. During the week we will take the FAI all over the county and I am delighted that the clubs in Donegal have already embraced this idea enthusiastically.”Among the events planned are 32 club visits by FAI development officers, coaching staff, officials and well known football personalities, four football fun days in Buncrana, Dungloe, Letterkenny and Donegal Town.and four week-long FAI/eFlow Summer Soccer Schools throughout the county. Applications are invited for the €100,000 in funds and equipment from all clubs or football organisations based in Donegal from today until June 29 and may be submitted for refurbishment and construction projects or facility renewals.Consideration will also be given to projects which are currently in progress and which would benefit from an injection of additional funding towards their proper completion. Announcing details of the Club Grants Scheme John Delaney said: “The Club Support Scheme gives clubs in Donegal a unique opportunity to source equipment and grants. We will announce the grants during the week leading up to the AGM on July 21.” Around 250 delegates representing every league and divisional association in Ireland are expected to attend the AGM and will arrive in Letterkenny on July 20 ahead of the Delegates Dinner in the Mount Errigal Hotel at which the FAI will announce its Club of the Year and present the Service to Football Awards.FAI GIVE €100,000 FOR CLUBS TO MARK FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 21st, 2012 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:FAIFAI AGMFestiva of Footballlast_img read more

POWER CUTS TO GAOTH DOBHAIR HOMES

first_imgESB says staff are working to connect 117 homes in Gaoth Dobhair after power cuts today.The ESB Networks division says it hopes to restore power this afternoon.The power outage is the first since a Met Eireann Red Alert storm warning was issued earlier today.  POWER CUTS TO GAOTH DOBHAIR HOMES was last modified: December 18th, 2013 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:POWER CUTS TO GAOTH DOBHAIR HOMESlast_img read more

DONEGAL HOTEL VOTED IRELAND’S BEST BY TRIPADVISOR

first_imgHarvey’s Point has hit the ratings jackpot for the second year in a row.The stunning Harvey’s Point Hotel.The Donegal Town hotel has been ranked Best Hotel in Ireland by the hotel rating website TripAdvisor.The hotel on the shores of Lough Eske has also been ranked 6th in Europe and 22nd in the entire world. The four star hotel is the only Irish hotel in the Traveller’s Choice World Top 25 Hotels and it is also the only Irish hotel in the ‘European Top 25’ covering all categories, in which it is rated 6th.- five places higher than in 2013.Reacting to the news, hotelier Deirdre McGlone said: ‘This award from from our guests who have reviewed the hotel on Trip Advisor is a great honour. We are thrilled to be rated as the Number One Hotel in Ireland and we are very grateful to our guests who posted reviews on TripAdvisor.“We are also delighted to be rated No 6 Hotel in all of Europe, which means that we were chosen from among the very best hotels across more than 25 countries. Our success in this and other awards, is a credit to the professionalism, friendliness and dedication of our team at Harvey’s Point Hotel, each of whom plays a vital role in delivering a superb service to our guests’The TripAdvisor ‘Traveller’s Choice’award is the latest accolade to be won by Harvey’s Point Hotel. Over the past year the hotel won the ‘Great Irish Carvery’ competition and ‘Best Overall Wedding Venue’. ‘Winning the Traveller’s Choice award is very special, because it is the result of our guests voluntarily posting reviews on TripAdvisor and giving their honest opinion of the Harvey’s Point experience’, Deirdre said.Owned by the Gysling family, Harvey’s Point Hotel offers exceptional standards of accommodation, food and service. The guestrooms are among the most spacious in any Irish hotel and now include eight luxury Lakeshore Suites overlooking Lough Eske and the Bluestack Mountains.The eco-friendly hotel has created a ‘Green Guide to Donegal’ in booklet and app. formats and provides a charging station for electric cars.Plans for 2014 include the annual Burns Night Supper in January, a Painting Retreat in April and the famous Harvey’s Point Summer Cabaret which opens in June.   DONEGAL HOTEL VOTED IRELAND’S BEST BY TRIPADVISOR was last modified: January 22nd, 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:Donegal Townharvey’s pointhotelTRIPADVISERlast_img read more

IN-FORM HARPS TRAVEL HOPING TO GIVE UCD STUDENTS A LESSON

first_imgA confident Finn Harps will travel to the UCD Bowl on Sunday evening looking to record their fourth win in a row as the hosts return to domestic action for the first time in a month.Harps 2-0 victory over Cobh Ramblers at a wet and windy Finn Park last Friday night was their third win in a row and also their third clean sheet in a row. Ciaran Gallagher saved a first half Cobh penalty to keep his 11th shutout of the season so far.“It was a good result on Friday but had Cobh scored the penalty it could have been a completely different story,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan as he reflected on the game. “Cobh will count themselves unlucky that they didn’t get something out of the game.” The victory, coupled with the postponement of Wexford’s game against UCD, meant that Harps returned to the top of the table once more. And having gone through a blip that seen them lose three on the trot, Horgan is content to see his team remain in the promotion hunt.“Obviously we are happy to win those games which keeps us in touch, but we need to improve to have any chance of staying in the top part of the table,” he warned.UCD have been distracted in recent weeks with their European adventures, but Horgan is fully aware of the task that the students pose on Friday.“UCD have had an incredible Europa League campaign and have represented our league and in particular the First Division exceptionally,” said Horgan. “It didn’t surprise me with the way they play their football and with the talented individuals that they have. Huge credit to them and well deserved,” he continued. Sunday’s game only goes ahead after UCD’s European run came to an end on Thursday. Slovan Bratislava progressed to the next round after a 5-1 victory at the Bowl to progress on a 6-1 scoreline. While the scoreline looks emphatic, three of the five goals that Bratislava scored came in the last ten minutes of Thursday’s encounter.Despite the doubt about the Sunday’s game up until Thursday evening, Horgan said that it wouldn’t affect his team’s preparations.“We will prepare for the game going ahead on Sunday but if UCD had won on Thursday – which would have been great for all the teams in the league – we would have trained instead. The fact the game could have been postponed didn’t affect our plans at all.”Harps go into Friday’s game ten points ahead of UCD, but the students do have two games in hand on Horgan’s side. UCD haven’t played a league game in almost a month due to their participation in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League. Their last outing in domestic action saw them leave Cobh with a share of the spoils after an injury time Jason Abbott penalty gave the home side a point.The two meetings between the two sides this season have both finished in 2-2 draws. In both games, the students led twice only for Harps to bounce back on each occasion. Keith Cowan is once more unavailable for Harps but other than that Ollie Horgan will have a full panel to choose from.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: None.Unavailable: Keith CowanFORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-L-L-W-W-W (9 pts)UCD: W-D-W-W-D-D (12 pts)IN-FORM HARPS TRAVEL HOPING TO GIVE UCD STUDENTS A LESSON was last modified: July 24th, 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:donegalfinn harpsUCDlast_img read more

Olympic gold medalist to be special guest of Letterkenny AC

first_imgRonnie Delaney has been confirmed as the special guest for Letterkenny Athletic Club’s annual dinner and awards night which takes place in Arena 7 on Friday, November 18th at 8 pm.Ronnie Delaney created history when he won gold in the 1,500 metres at the Olympic Games in Melbourne on December 1st, 1956.He etched his name into Ireland’s sporting folklore when he made his break for home on the final bend that fateful day 60 years ago. In doing so, he passed Landy, was chased by the German, Klau Richtzenhain, and won in style when posting a time of 3 minutes, 41.2 seconds. A native of Arklow, Ronnie Delaney won a bronze medal, also in the 1,500 metres, at the European Championships in Stolkholm in 1958. He retired in 1962 and was granted the freedom of the city of Dublin in 2006.Speaking ahead of the Letterkenny AC event, Danny McDaid, one of the main organisers, said the club is delighted to have secure the Olympic champion as their special guest.“We tried to get him to come to Letterkenny for the official opening of the track at the Aura Leisure Centre in 2013, but he was unable to make the trip because he was in America. We tried him a second time, but again the dates didn’t suit. So I suppose it’s a case of third time lucky on this occasion,” commented Danny.“We have always managed to secure a big name for the awards night, and I really am looking forward to meeting up with Ronnie whom I’ve got t know well over the years. “Ronnie is a legend in sporting terms and we hope he enjoys his weekend in Letterkenny,” the double Olympian added.“It has been another hugely successful year for Letterkenny AC and it’s only right we meet up and celebrate our achievements. Ronnie will fly in to Donegal Airport next Thursday and will be picked up by a car supplied by Diver’s Hyundai in Letterkenny.He will stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny. The hotel is sponsoring his stay and Diver’s are providing the courtesy car free of charge. We are extremely grateful to both businesses for their generosity,” Danny added.Next weekend’s event in Arena 7 will get underway at 8 pm, with Martin Gormley acting as MC. Tickets are priced €20, with tickets for couples priced at 35 euro for the three-course meal.To book a ticket contact Danny on 087 6907945. Olympic gold medalist to be special guest of Letterkenny AC was last modified: November 8th, 2016 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