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

‘WE DON’T WANT TO SEGREGATE GAA FANS’ – CHAIR

first_imgTHE chairman of the county board PJ McGowan has said he will do everything to prevent segregating fans at GAA matches in the county.His comments come after a number of incidents at matches this year both in Donegal and at in other Ulster counties.Mr McGowan said the GAA did not want to introduce segregation for fans – or play games behind closed doors. He revealed that both gardai in the south and the PSNI in the north are looking at what arrangements can be made to prevent crowd trouble in the future.Meanwhile the five new members of the Executive are Sean McGinley (Kilcar) assistant secretary, Frankie Doherty (St. Eunan’s) assistant treasurer, Con O’Donnell (Moville) Oifigeach na Gaeililge agus Cultuir, Anthony Harkin (Ardara) Coaching Officer and Pat Conaghan (Killybegs) Ulster Council delegate. ‘WE DON’T WANT TO SEGREGATE GAA FANS’ – CHAIR was last modified: December 15th, 2011 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:donegalGAAlast_img read more

Picture Special: Crana College propels STEM and Coding into focus

first_imgCrana College is leading the way not alone in Donegal but also nationally in the world of classroom tech.The Buncrana secondary school has propelled STEM and coding into focus by embracing the changes with the new Junior Cycle, taking the opportunity to change their curriculum to provide the necessary keys skills students need in the 21st century. In Crana College you will now see computers available for students in every classroom and subjects like coding on their timetable. Embedding computational thinking, creative thinking and problem-solving skills will be absolutely key to how Crana College students develop and achieve their potential.Investment in school facilities this year, two traditional computer rooms are no more, with the refurbishment of these rooms creating a new innovative, creative and collaborative spaces allowing for more student centred tasks and group work to take place in the school.These Digital Hubs have become a hive of activity with students working together with the latest technology available to them.Crana College is encouraging their students to study STEM subjects and showing them some of the great careers built on science, engineering, maths and technology which will also help secure their futures. Starting this interest at secondary school level will help increase the number of students taking up STEM subjects in higher education and in their careers and help keep Donegal competitive internationally in these important fields.Earlier this month Crana College took part in CodeWeek.EU events to celebrate creating with code and to get more students interested in STEM.School events like CodeWeekEU are welcomed to encourage existing students, as well as future generations of students, to understand and embrace areas related to STEM.Crana College strive to instill in students that a career in STEM education can open many doors, even for those who do not pursue a STEM career.Thomas Boyle – Coding Teacher Crana College said: “We have a very clear vision here at Crana College, we want to provide our students with the skills they require in the future. We look at our current first year students and ask the question ‘In five years what skills do they need when they leave us?’“Through subjects like Coding, they develop problem solving, resilience, teamwork and how to be creative thinkers. These skills along with confidence in digital technologies will serve them well on any chosen path when they leave secondary school.” Kevin Cooley – Principal Crana College said: “Greater exposure and awareness to STEM subjects is essential to providing the keys skills our students need to succeed in the world when they leave Crana College.“This happens in school as we have a team of highly skilled teachers that firstly provide excellent teaching and learning to our classrooms but also work with Junior Cycle for Teachers, a professional development (CPD) support service of the Department of Education.“In this work they share the best practice of implementing these new subjects specifications and use Crana College as an exemplar nationally.”Picture Special: Crana College propels STEM and Coding into focus was last modified: October 23rd, 2017 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:code weekcodingCRANA COLLEGEDonegal ETBeducationschoolsSTEMlast_img read more