Third-seeded Stephen Shirley won the men’s Class Two title while Scott Jones lifted the Class Three crown in two early finals at the Jamaica National (JN) Open Tennis Championships at the Liguanea Club yesterday. Shirley stopped long-time rival, the top-seeded Leighton Burton 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. It was Shirley’s first win over his “main rival” in the last five meetings between the Class Two veterans. For his win, Shirley copped a prize from Singer and took home a shiny trophy. “I feel very good to win. Burton is a very tough competitor and the number one seed, and it’s always good to beat the number one,” he told The Sunday Gleaner after his win. His rival, Burton, said: “This is the biggest rivalry in Class Two. We have met five times in the finals and it is his (Stephen Shirley) first win,” he joked. Jones, the number one seed, rallied to beat number two seed, Jermaine Case 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in another exciting affair. His prizes were also a trophy and Singer gift. Jones entered the match with a slipped disc, but was determined to win, so he took pain killers. He had been out of the sport for eight months. It was Jones’ fourth consecutive Class Three final, but his first win. “I am very happy for this win and looking forward to taking Class Two home in the coming year,” he said.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku added late goals in southwest England at modest Huish Park, which has a capacity below 10,000.“He is a fantastic player,” Herrera said of Sanchez. “We are going to enjoy him, our fans are going to enjoy him and we are really happy for him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNear the end of the first half, Sanchez threaded a pass through for Rashford, who lost possession before regaining it and dinking the ball over onrushing goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.United netted from a clinical break in the 61st. Released by Juan Mata, Sanchez teed up Herrera to score and in doing so earned the praise of his new coach Jose Mourinho. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “(Sanchez’s) choice for the counterattack for the second goal is the kind of choice that a player like Marcus (Rashford) is still too nervous to make,” Mourinho said. “So he will bring us this extra maturity and class.”United was already cruising when the England international Lingard, who has been in fine form this season, raced through and drilled home in the 89th. The Belgium striker Lukaku tapped the fourth into an empty net during injury time.United advanced to the fifth round with second-tier Sheffield Wednesday, which beat lackluster Reading 3-1 in the night’s other game.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez, centre, controls the ball, during the FA Cup, fourth round soccer match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United at Huish Park, in Yeovil, England, Friday Jan. 26, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)YEOVIL, England — Alexis Sanchez set up two goals on a lively debut as Manchester United won 4-0 at fourth-tier side Yeovil in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday.The Chile forward, who joined from Premier League rival Arsenal on Monday, created goals for striker Marcus Rashford and midfielder Ander Herrera before coming off with around 20 minutes remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Cavs guard Dwyane Wade excused for ‘personal matter’ MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Bastian Schweinsteiger has been frozen out at Old Trafford 1 The freezing out of Bastian Schweinsteiger at Manchester United could put players off joining the Premier League giants, according to Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.Schweinsteiger, 32, is reportedly training with United’s reserves after being told he does not feature in new manager Jose Mourinho’s plans.He was also not among the 22 players used by Mourinho in Wayne Rooney’s testimonial match on Wednesday, while further reports claim he has also been banished from the first-team dressing room.Rummenigge told the Bild newspaper: “I could hardly believe it.“One or two players are going to think long and hard in future about whether they want to go to such a club.“Nothing like that has ever happened at Bayern Munich.”Schweinsteiger in fact forced his way back into the first-team fray at Bayern after being told in 2005 by then-coach Felix Magath to train with the reserves since he did not have a place for him in the first team. The midfielder bounced back to inspire Bayern to a league and cup double, contributing to his haul of eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokals and the 2013 Champions League title with the club.He was also a key part of Germany’s 2014 World Cup triumph, and won last season’s FA Cup with United.Ottmar Hitzfeld, who gave Schweinsteiger his professional debut at the age of 18 and won the Bundesliga with him in 2003, has also condemned the situation.“It’s a lack of respect for a worthy player,” he told the RedaktionsNetwork Deutschland. “It’s a method which is strange to me.“Schweinsteiger is a key player, a world champion, a personality, while at the same time he has an exceptional attitude.”
Shkodran Mustafi has reportedly NOT agreed to join Arsenal 1 Arsenal have not agreed any personal terms with Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, it is understood.The 24-year-old Germany international has reportedly been a target for Arsene Wenger after injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel left the Gunners boss with depleted defensive options.But, contrary to reports surfacing in his homeland on Thursday, with claims his agent has announced a deal between Arsenal and Mustafi has been finalised, it is believed no such talks have taken place.Mustafi, who spent time at Everton earlier in his career without ever breaking into the first team at Goodison Park, scored for his country at Euro 2016 in their group-stage win over Ukraine and could still be set for a move to the Emirates Stadium.But it is now understood the quotes attributed to agent Ali Bulut are inaccurate.“Shkodran and Arsenal are in agreement. Just the clubs now still need to agree on a fee,” he is quoted as saying to German sports website spox.com.Arsenal kick off their Premier League campaign at home to Liverpool on Sunday, with their other experienced centre-back Laurent Koscielny having failed to play in pre-season as he recovers from his exertions with France at Euro 2016.After losing Mertesacker, Wenger admitted he would be forced back into the market for a central defender and that need has only been intensified with Gabriel’s set-back coming in Sunday’s 3-2 friendly victory over Manchester City in Sweden.
Jim McGuinness was labelled a buffoon by Sunday World columnist Roy Curtis.Sunday World sports writer Roy Curtis has labelled Donegal manager Jim McGuinness a ‘buffoon’ following his comments during the week about Dublin.Curtis slammed McGuinness for his comments mid-week in which he compared Dublin to Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea.McGuinness bemoaned the resources available to Dublin, saying there was a serious divide now developing between Dublin and the other counties. Curtis believes his comments were nothing more than a cheap shot, and an attempt to rile Dublin and Jim Gavin ahead of next weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final between the two titans.In his column in the Sunday World, Roy Curtis wrote, “Jim McGuinness is a clever man, so it was no accident, no random selection of words when he compared the All-Ireland champions to Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea.“He attempts to create a narrative of Dublin as the big untouchable bully with the silver-spoon wedged between its leviathan fangs.“Perhaps even to sire a ready-made mitigation should things not go his or Donegal’s way in a looming contest of unimaginable possibility. “But, in truth, it only made McGuinness look like a buffoon.”Curtis has run the wrath of Donegal supporters before with the content of some of his columns.He received scathing criticism from full-back Neil McGee following an article he penned shortly after Donegal were thrashed by Mayo in last years All-Ireland quarter-final.Curtis responded to the online criticism from McGee by writing the Gaoth Dobhair an open letter.His latest remarks will not go down well here in Donegal, and they’ll serve only to add fuel to the fire ahead of one of the most anticipated matches in the GAA for years. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: SUNDAY WORLD SPORTS WRITER CALLS JIM MCGUINNESS ‘A BUFFOON’ was last modified: August 24th, 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:CommentsdonegaldublinJim McGuinnessnewsRoy CurtisSportsunday world
Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe has had a bid for Chelsea rejected by fellow billionaire Roman Abramovich, according to reports.The Daily Mail reported on Saturday that Ratcliffe, the founder, chairman and majority owner of chemicals firm Ineos, had offered £2billion to buy the west London club. 1 The Blues’ Russian owner Abramovich rejected the bid, according to the Mail.The club announced at the end of last month that their plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge had been put on hold, which was interpreted in some quarters as Abramovich’s response to delays over the issuing of a UK investor’s visa.Ratcliffe was reported to be worth £21billion in the Sunday Times Rich List last month.Ineos already owns Swiss side Lausanne-Sport.A spokesman for Ineos told Press Association Sport in response to the Mail story: “We can’t comment on market rumour or speculation.”
Laghey Post Office will not reopen, sources at An Post have revealed.The post office has been closed since last June after alleged irregularities were uncovered.Now Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has said he is shocked and appalled by confirmation today that Laghey Post Office will not reopen. He said “Sources within An Post have confirmed today that Laghey is to permanently lose its post office. This will come as a major blow to the community and will certainly have an impact on local businesses.“Since Laghey Post Office was closed suddenly in July the people of Laghey village have been without a proper postal service, with older people and those in receipt of social welfare forced to travel to Donegal town to collect the payments owed to them.“Now we are finding out that the closure is permanent, and the real economic and social impact is dawning on the community.“There is no doubt that this closure will have an impact on jobs in the community. Local businesses have been dependent on having a local postal service and removing such an amenity from the village will not only be an inconvenience, but will also damage the local economy,” he said. Senator O’Domhnaill said he is now demanding a full explanation as to why the post office will not reopen.“I am calling on An Post and the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte to outline the full rationale for this decision and explain when they intended to inform the public.“Approximately 500 people use Laghey Post Office every year and they are owed a full explanation.”ENDSUPROAR AS AN POST SOURCES REVEAL THAT LAGHEY POST OFFICE TO REMAIN CLOSED was last modified: November 3rd, 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:An Postlaghey post office
OUR main pic is of Donegal’s largest County flag (14ft x 7ft) on the County’s highest peak (Errigal), erected yesterday in the wind and Rain!!!!! by the Meehan Family of Magheroarty From L-R Danny, Henry, Wille & Patrick Meehan. (Picture by Neil & Paul Roarty Dunlewey).Now, if only i could find my boots! Little Danny Moley from Co Down getting set for Sept 23rd!COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 10th, 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) Tags:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURES OF THE DAY
Dinah looks stunning as she boards her personal truck to be taken to her prom!Most girls dream of going to their prom in a horse-drawn carriage or a limousine.But Dinah Doherty-McGonagle has always been a fan of trucks.So it was the stuff of dreams last night when her dad Michael McGonagle arranged for her to be collected in a Scania 143 lorry. The look on the Errigal College pupil’s face as the truck pulled up outside her Letterkenny home said it all.Dinah and friends danced the night away at The Station House Hotel.Needless to say she got a regular taxi home like everyone else!Mum Bernie said her daughter has always been a huge fan of trucks and it was the perfect surprise for her little girl! She wanted to say a special thank you to Nerval Porter from Castlederg who supplied the truck for the night.“It may seem a little unusual but Dinah has always had a thing about trucks.“Like many of the other pupils from Errigal College, she has really been looking forward to her prom.“But to arrive in her dream truck really got the night off to the perfect start. We were all so delighted.“She’s a great daughter and like all parents, we just wanted the best for her,” said Bernie. Keep on trucking Dinah!Meanwhile Shaun And Conor Mc Cosker also arrived at the prom in style.The lads took a tractor to the Station House for the big night.But they were the perfect gentlemen and asked their dad John to take their dates Vickie Mc Gill and Roseleen Gallagher in a black Toyota Avensis. DINAH LOOKS A ‘WHEEL’ STUNNER AS SHE GETS HER DREAM TRUCK TO SCHOOL PROM! was last modified: August 7th, 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:Dinah Dohertydonegalerrigal collegeScania truckStation House Hotel