Italy imagines a tennis without ball boys or technicians and with a small audience

first_imgBinaghi will strongly suggest to the ATP to prepare the Italian Masters 1000 between September and October, earlier than or after Roland Garros is held in Paris, and was keen, if obligatory, to prepare it without ball boys and behind closed doorways. “The concept is to play the event in Rome between September and October within the new season on the bottom. If not attainable, we may manage the event in Cagliari in November, in Milan in December, or maybe an occasion divided between Turin and Milan, with a males’s and ladies’s event, and then finals in a single venue. It might be a good union between two cities shaken by the virus. With a purpose to play the event, I might additionally settle for it to be behind closed doorways, “he added.The Masters 1000 in Rome, of which Nadal was 9 occasions champion, recorded in recent times a outstanding progress of spectators on the fields of the Foro Italico and established within the 2019 version its absolute file: 224,360. And it’s that Binaghi believes that tennis is a specific sport, which doesn’t put gamers particularly hazard as a result of it’s performed open air and without contacts. “We’re the most secure sport on the well being stage. They can’t deal with us like sports activities in groups, with contacts or on indoor courts. I would really like those that govern us to grasp it,” mentioned the FIT president. “Locker rooms closed, benches on reverse sides of the courtroom, cleaned with disinfectant gel at each change of area. Tennis can and ought to resume competitors as quickly as attainable,” he concluded. The coronavirus pandemic will mark a “earlier than and after” for tennis in accordance with the Italian Federation of this sport (FIT), whose president, Angelo Binaghi, predicts “not less than a yr” with video games without ball boys or technicians on the courtroom and a small variety of spectators.With competitors paralyzed and most uncertainty about when and how it may be resumed, the FIT is getting ready a collection of choices to restrict as a lot as attainable the financial damages to its motion, though being clear that tennis postcoronavirus might be fully completely different. The ATP and WTA set the final cease of the competitors on July 13, after the cancellation of the 134th version of Wimbledon was introduced on March 31, one thing that had not occurred since World Struggle II.“For a yr or two nothing might be like earlier than. Gamers should accumulate their balls and towels, they will be unable to take their teaching employees to the courts. The general public will enter and sit individually, with masks and disinfectant gel for everybody, “is the thought of ​​Binaghi, unfold on the official web site of the FIT.” It is going to be a high quality system. I would really like tennis to be awarded for its distinctive traits, “added the president of the Italian Federation, who is obvious that it’ll take sacrifices from everybody earlier than tennis can return to regular.Some sacrifices that Binaghi is keen to make to be able to resume the competitors “as quickly as attainable”. Italian tennis will get the overwhelming majority of its earnings because of Masters 1000 of Rome, which is organized in Might on the clay of the Foro Italico and whose present champion is Spanish Rafael Nadal, and the ATP Subsequent Gen, which takes place in Milan in November on an indoor observe. The Roman event has been postponed till a date to be determined as a result of pandemic whereas, for now, the Subsequent Gen in Milan, by which the eight greatest under-21 gamers on the earth are measured, is scheduled for 10-14 November within the Lombard capital.last_img read more

Ja All-Stars, Brazilian greats on show at Stadium

first_imgToday’s ‘Share the love’ football friendly, between a Brazilian All Stars team, and a Jamaica All Stars XI at the National Stadium, has been described as a ‘once in a lifetime spectacle for local football lovers,’ by event organiser Andre Virtue.He has called on the public to come out and get a chance to witness ‘quality and skill’ from world class players on home soil.”Rivaldo, Dunga, Edmilson, Paolo Sergio, Viola, Ze Carlos, these are big names and world champions.. So they will see quality, skill football and lots of excitement,” he told The Gleaner ahead of this evening’s game which kicks off at 7:30.Virtue noted that initially many people doubted that the event was real when they heard the names that were down to participate but the Brazilians touched down in the island yesterday.FANTASTIC FEELING”This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so it is just for the public to come out and see the world greats playing here and see us rubbing shoulders with our heroes. It’s a beautiful opportunity and football will win, that’s why we call it share the love because we want love and peace and no more violence.Former Brazil defender Edmilson, who won the 2002 FIFA World Cup, said it is a fantastic feeling being able to reunite with some of his teammates ahead of their clash with the Jamaica All-Stars team.The squad is made up of Brazil’s legendary players from the 1990s and early 2000s and includes Rivaldo, Edmilson, Ze Carlos, Edilson, Paulo Sergio, and Dunga who won the 1994 World Cup as captain.”In one word, it’s fantastic. We can feel again, the same atmosphere we felt when we played (in the past),” Edmilson said.LOOKING FORWARDThe former Barcelona man said that he is looking forward to the game because he knows that the spectators will not only be cheering for Jamaica but also the Brazilians.”I feel so happy to be here. I know Brazilian football inspired so many people around the world and I want to give the same inspiration to everyone here in Jamaica,” Edmilson added.The Jamaica squad includes former Reggae Boyz such as Walter Boyd, Ricardo Gardner, Ian Goodison, Donald Stewart and Andy Williams.Meanwhile, a host of top young local players will get the opportunity to match up against their idols of the past and Virtue hopes the experience leaves a lasting impression on these players”Alex Marshall, Jahwani Hinds, Chevon Stewart, Gregory Messam Jnr, Malique Howell, Duhaney Williams, Zhelano Barnes. These are the future of our football, so we are giving them a chance to rub shoulders with these greats and hopefully it will inspire them to greatness,” he said.last_img read more

World Cup fans upset at barriers on Red Square

first_imgCarpio 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Ronaldo with chance to prove he can also thrive at World Cupcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A fan waves an flag of Argentina on the eve of the Group D 2018 World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Iceland at the entrance of the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)MOSCOW — While fans from around the world are singing and celebrating the World Cup on Moscow’s streets, they can’t go to the most famous place in the Russian capital — Red Square.Barriers staffed by police officers have blocked off the square for several days, with authorities citing the need to build and dismantle stages for a national holiday and a World Cup-themed opera performance last Tuesday and Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mexico supporter Cesar Reyes, peering past the barriers, says “it’s a real shame it’s closed because it’s one of the best places to visit when you’re in Moscow. It’s a real shame that people will miss it because it’s closed for special event and there’s no opportunity to appreciate this building.”Russian police have closed off a number of roads and other areas for security reasons over recent days. It’s unclear when the square will be reopened.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

CBL Rejects PPCC Request for Audit

first_imgThe Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has rejected a request for an engagement meeting with the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC), arguing that the CBL is exempted from audit as Liberia’s monetary authority – with functional independence, power and right to carry out said mandate.CBL’s Deputy Governor for Operations, Charles E. Sirleaf, in his letter to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PPCC, James Dorbor Jallah, said the CBL is excluded from entities that are made subject to the requirement of Public Finance Management Act of 2009 and even the PPCC Act Part I Section 2 (49) recognizes the CBL as the monetary authority responsible to formulate and implement monetary policy.“In view of the aforementioned, we regret to inform you that the CBL cannot honor your request for an audit engagement meeting with the Senior Management of the Bank on Thursday, July 30, 2015,” Deputy Governor Sirleaf wrote.The CBL’s letter was contained in a ‘dossier’ attached to a written communication to the House of Representatives by the PPCC over the alleged non-compliance posture of the CBL to be audited – but which said it cannot be audited unless by itself.On May 4, 2015, the House of Representatives wrote the PPCC to conduct a comprehensive audit on compliance and performance of the CBL covering fiscal years 2010/2011 to 2013/2014.“The CBL informed the Commission that it could not honor our request for an audit engagement meeting with the senior management team,” Jallah’s letter to the House read.“The Commission wants to inform the body that it has been engaged with the Central Bank [of Liberia] since 2010 regarding its non-compliance with the provisions of the PPCC Act of 2010, but the CBL persistently failed to subject itself to the applicability of the PPCA,” the letter further explained.The PPCC’s law recognizes the CBL as the monetary authority responsible to formulate and implement monetary policy, but allows for the auditing of the Bank.The PPCA of 2010 however states that the Act shall not apply to ‘agreements executed’ by the Central Bank of Liberia relating to the implementation of monetary policy or procurement related to the production of coins or currency.The law states that agreements relating to the general administration of the CBL will not be excluded from the application of the Act, including but without limitation to procurement of general stores, stationery, office equipment or vehicles.The PPCC boss in his letter said that the Ministry of Justice was in support of the CBL being audited in acquiescence with the PPCC Act.Meanwhile, CBL Governor Dr. J. Mill Jones maintains that the CBL was established by rules and procedures in consultation with internationally reputable auditors, which are strictly adhered to by the management of the Bank.He said the Board of Governors has an Audit Committee which has direct oversight responsibility, concerning expenses and procurement and reports to the full Board. The audit of the financial statements of the CBL is enshrined in the CBL Act of 1999 and is conducted every year.But the opinion of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General is that, “while the CBL’s claims of functional independence and unique circumstances are relevant vis-à-vis its functions of monetary policy and currency production, they are simply unavailing when used as a shield against a law which expressly considered same, and applies to a number of other functional independent and autonomous entities.”Hence he (Minister of Justice) advised that the CBL bring itself into compliance with the PPCA and PPCC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Halloween once was all about fun

first_imgBack in the day, there were two holidays on the calendar you drew a red circle around if you were a kid. One was Christmas, for obvious reasons. The other was Halloween. It was the day of sugar highs to end all sugar highs, when nobody said you couldn’t have another candy bar or cupcake, and you ate all the treats you could swallow, even if – far back in your mind – there was the memory of the all-night bellyache you had the previous year. Nobody with any self-respect would buy a costume. That was only for the little kids, who were too young to realize their parents were dressing them up as adorable kittens and fat pumpkins. Older kids – third through sixth grades were the prime trick-or-treating years – took delight in creating our own outfits from stuff we found around home – or, if our mother was handy, something she could run up quickly on the sewing machine using some dish towels, an old sheet or a discarded suit from Grandpa. My twin younger brothers always dressed alike – usually as hoboes (big pants, big hats, cork-blackened faces) or ghosts (old pillowcases with two eyeholes cut in them). One year, though, they took first prize at their elementary school dressed in a single giant jacket, buttoned tightly around both of them. They carried a sign: “The Two-Headed Man.” My favorite Halloween was the one I dressed as a gypsy, or what my mom and I thought gypsies looked like, from what we had seen in the movies. I wore a voluminous purple skirt of my mother’s, with some kind of peasant blouse, a scarf tied around my hair and my mother’s big gold earrings. With a slash of bright red lipstick, I was ready. My second favorite – the year “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” was released – was as a Jane Russell look-alike. I really wanted to go as Marilyn Monroe, but my best friend was the blonde so she got to go as Marilyn. I was a far-distant second, with my brown hair piled up on one side of my head, lipstick laid on heavy, my training bra stuffed with my father’s white socks to make me look as sexy as a mousy, plump preteen could look. That year, as I recall, the two of us ventured far out of our neighborhood. We got lost and it grew later and later, and we started to panic as people turned off their porch lights. Finally, we spotted my dad’s truck; he had come to rescue us. After that, trick-or-treating became a group effort: The littler kids would go with the bigger, older kids, and they would look out for us. Torture us is what they actually did, with tickle fights and ghost stories that made us want to run home to our mothers. And they taught us to soap windows and TP houses and bushes, and blamed it on us little kids when they were caught. But the one thing we would hang on for was a visit to a house a couple of blocks away where a grandmotherly woman – gray hair in a bun, sturdy shoes, apron covering her housedress – would lay out a spread the likes of which today’s kids can only imagine. She’d invite us into her living room, where she had pushed the dining room table up against the wall, covered it with an orange tablecloth and added big black spiders and cobwebs. On the table were fresh-made doughnuts, hot from the frying pan and sticky with sugar and cinnamon, along with hot apple cider, apple turnovers and platters of homemade fudge. Today, nobody would go to the trouble of setting out such a spread. And if they did, nobody would allow their children to go inside. But there was no fear then, when you could trust your neighbors – even the ones you didn’t know well – and Halloween was strictly for fun. carol.bidwell@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And on top of that, you got to dress up like your favorite superhero or fairy princess or movie cowboy or whatever your fantasy was. And – the greatest thing of all – you got to go out by yourself after dark, an occurrence reserved the rest of the year only for adults. There were no worries then about razor blades in apples, no talk of having Halloween candy X-rayed at the local hospital, no fear of some pervert grabbing a little kid off the street. It was sheer fun, just for kids. The adults stayed in the background, remembering their own Halloweens, and some, perhaps, even playing their own pranks. My father, for instance, refused to hand out candy unless the greedy trick-or-treater danced for him first. The fun started early in the day. Kids all wore their costumes to school, where we’d have a costume parade so everyone could get a good look at their handiwork – or, more likely, their mother’s handiwork – generally late-night magic worked with a couple of burned corks, a pillowcase, a length of rope and maybe a little lipstick or your dad’s fishing hat. last_img read more

ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

first_imgRESULTS – COUNTY DONEGALRTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta 2012 Comórtas Craobh an Chontae SFCDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 04-Nov-2012 Naomh Conaill 0 – 9 1 – 7 Naomh Adhamhnan Sean MacCumhaills FinalRTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta2012 Comórtas Craobh an Chontae SRFCDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 04-Nov-2012 Cloch Cheann Fhaola 1 – 10 1 – 5 Na Ceithre Maistiri Sean MacCumhaillsCentra Supermarkets Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-Nov-2012 Red Hughs 2 – 6 3 – 13 Buncrana Red HughsMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 03-Nov-2012 Cloch Cheann Fhaola 1 – 11 2 – 8 Naomh Brid Pairc Naomh Fionnan FalcarraghMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-Nov-2012 Cloch Cheann Fhaola 0 – 3 2 – 4 Naomh Brid Pairc Naomh Fionnan Falcarragh The All Sports Donegal Town 2012 Intermediate Reserve ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-Nov-2012 Aodh Ruadh 0 – 11 0 – 3 Buncrana Tir Chonaill Park Donegal TownBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Nov-2012 Ardara 1 – 6 0 – 5 Dungloe Pairc na Phiarsaigh ArdaraRESULTS – DONEGAL NORTHKellys Furniture Falcarragh Minor Division Two ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-Nov-2012 Naomh Colmcille Newtown 4 – 13 4 – 14 Convoy Pairc Taobhoige Final extra time if neededRESULTS – DONEGAL SOUTHRegional Minor Championship Division 2 FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Oct-2012 St Nauls 1 – 6 2 – 8 Naomh Columba Naomh Connaill Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Ian Molloy & Connie DohertyRegional Minor Division 1 Semi FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Oct-2012 Naomh Conaill 3 – 3 1 – 8 St Johns Ardara Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Martin McShane & Declan CallaghALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: November 4th, 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:GAA RESULTSlast_img read more

Talent alone isn’t enough for Martial to make it at Man United

first_imgIf Anthony Martial leaves Manchester United this summer, then Jose Mourinho would prefer the club did not sell him to a Premier League rival.The France international has a year left on his current contract and has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Tottenham, as well as Juventus and Bayern Munich.He started just 18 league games last season and failed to make France’s final 23-man squad for their victorious World Cup campaign.“He must be looking at France and thought he was good enough to be in that squad,” The Guardian’s Manchester football correspondent Jamie Jackson told talkSPORT.When Martial joined the club for £36m in 2015, the 19-year-old became British football’s most expensive teenager and initially flourished under manager Louis van Gaal. However, the forward has fallen out of favour under Mourinho, who is said to have doubts about his ability to focus and perform consistently. “But since then, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic came in, took the jersey and there’s been a little bit of an attitude and I’d say not the best one.”Asked if he believed United were in a strong position to dictate whether or not he joins a Premier League rival, Jackson said the fact England’s transfer window closes earlier than the rest of Europe helped as does the fact United could activate a clause in his contract which would tie Martial to the club until 2020, increasing his market value.“They don’t have to let him go, though obviously no club or manager wants to keep a player who wants to leave. So I’m not saying he won’t go to a rival like Chelsea, but I don’t think there’s much of a will from the club or Mourinho to let that happen. 3 Mourinho will allow Martial to leave United if the player wants to go 3 3center_img Martial celebrates his goal against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final Former United captain Wayne Rooney, though, claimed the club would be making a huge mistake if they cash in on.“I think Martial, ability-wise, is incredible,” he told Alan Brazil.“Knowing Anthony the way I know him I think if you can get the best out of him, he’s up there ability-wise with the best in the league.”Jackson agrees with Rooney about Martial’s talent, but also thinks other factors come into play.“In my opinion you have to be self-motivated. He’s now 22 and in the modern game, having been at United for three years, that’s quite a seasoned pro.“I’m lucky enough to see most of United’s home games and Martial is in and out of that side; Mourinho gives him the chance. People may ask why he doesn’t get five or six games on the bounce and it’s basically because he doesn’t do enough to deserve that.“Wayne Rooney is right. He is phenomenal and if you remember under Van Gaal in the FA Cup semi-final he scored the winner [against Everton in 2016] and played in all of the final [as United beat Palace 2-1] and scored 17 goals that season when he was the no.9. “He might have gone to Juventus if Ronaldo hadn’t’ gone there, for example, and if you look around Europe there may be other takers.”The Times report that Bayern is a likely destination for Martial, but the German champions would have to smash their transfer record to sign him. The most expensive transfer in Bayern’s history was the £37.35 million signing of Corentin Tolisso from Lyon in 2017. The club may even offer Arturo Vidal or Jerome Boateng as part of the deal.“There is a heck of a player there,” Jackson added, before revealing he hopes Martial’s career doesn’t follow the same path as Nicolas Anelka’s once he left Arsenal in 1999.Former Gunners midfielder-turned-talkSPORT presenter, Ray Parlour has continuously claimed Anelka could have been as good as Thierry Henry or Dennis Bergkamp, but failed to properly apply himself.Having arrived from Paris Saint-Germain as a 17-year-old in 1997 then making a mockery of Jaap Stam before going on to score 28 goals in 90 games for the club, he quickly became disillusioned with life in north London and left for Real Madrid. It didn’t work out and he spent the remaining years playing at various clubs around Europe. Rooney played with Martial at Man United last_img read more

PRIEST ASKS YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN LESSONS FROM DEATHS OF LETTERKENNY MEN

first_imgThe priest who will bury one of two young men killed in yesterday’s horrific road crash has pleaded with other young people to learn lessons from their deaths.Shaun and MatthewTragic Shaun Graham, 19, and Matthew Crawford, 21, died when the car in which they were passengers hit a tree outside Rathmullan.The two young Letterkenny men were killed instantly while two others in the car are being treated at Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital. Last night Fr Eamonn McLaughlin, who will celebrate the funeral mass of Shaun Graham tomorrow at St Eunan’s Cathedral, appealed to young people not to think they are invincible.Matthew Crawford will also be buried following funeral mass at the Church of the Irish Martyrs.Fr McLaughlin said “It’s heartbreaking. It’s horrifying. It’s frightening. The young are our future but we are seeing our future disappear before our very eyes.“We need to get the message out that we cannot afford to lose any more young people. “Young people – you are irreplaceable. You are not invincible. We need you. Look after each other.“The life of everyone is a beautiful gift and treasure from the Lord. We are not machines though. We are flesh and bone.On the whole we have great cars and relatively good roads. But we are only human and we must take care of ourselves and each other.“Please use our roads and our vehicles with care,” he said.Gardai are still carrying out an investigation into the cause of the crash which saw the young men’s Honda Integra car hit a tree at Barr’s Cottage in Rathmullan flipping it over onto its roof. The men had earlier attended the Rathmullan Festival and were traveling to a house party when the accident happened.Meanwhile Fr McLaughlin has appealed to anyone who may have lost loved ones through road carnage to reach out to the devastated families of Shaun and Matthew.“I would encourage families who have been through tragedy of this sort to share your time, love and experience with these families now.“Help them. Send them a letter, give them a call, pay them a visit in the weeks and months ahead. “Let Shaun and Matthew speak to us all in our hearts and minds, especially to our young, and let us listen quietly,” he said.PRIEST ASKS YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN LESSONS FROM DEATHS OF LETTERKENNY MEN was last modified: August 4th, 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)last_img read more

MCNAMEE ON A HIGH AFTER MAKING IRELAND UNDER 21 DEBUT

first_imgRamelton soccer star Barry McNamee is still reeling after making his debut for the Ireland Under 21 squad against Denmark last weekend.Barry McNameeIt has been a rollercoaster ride for the Donegal man who won an FAI Cup medal with Derry City and is currently being chased by a bunch of cross-channel clubs.Ireland open their 2015 UEFA Championship qualifying campaign on August 14 and McNamee is firmly in manager Noel King’s thoughts for that trip to Faroe Islands. King sent the 21-year-old Derry ace on at half-time in Fredericia and five minutes later had to switch him to left-back after Seán McGinty’s red card.Ten-man Ireland held out resolutely for a scoreless draw.McNamee told the Irish Sun: “My main aim on my first cap was to impress and stay in the squad for the qualifier.“I would have preferred to play in midfield but didn’t mind being shifted to left-back. Plenty of times this season I’ve had to do that for Derry City and I thought I did reasonably well for Ireland there.” It was only late in his teens that the playmaker from Ramelton in Co Donegal came to the attention of FAI scouts.Indeed, when a McNamee was called up to the FAI Emerging Talent Centre in Letterkenny, it was his younger brother Tony.Barry admitted: “It’s taken a long time for my Ireland debut but I’m delighted to realise the ambition now.“I’m not one to get nervous before games. I dealt fine at Lansdowne Road last November — and it was same in Denmark.”It proved to a hectic weekend for McNamee as he played his second match in the space of 24 hours back in Ireland. Candystripes boss Declan Devine gave the Airtricity League Player of the Month for April a full 90 minutes in Saturday afternoon’s FAI Cup second-round tie away to Cork-based junior side Blarney United.McNamee explained: “We got back from Denmark to Dublin Airport at 11am on Saturday morning where a car collected me to bring me to Blarney.“It was a busy couple of days but I’m happy to play for club and country.”MCNAMEE ON A HIGH AFTER MAKING IRELAND UNDER 21 DEBUT was last modified: June 4th, 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:Barry McNameederry cityIrelandRameltonlast_img read more

MEMORIAL SERVICE TRIBUTES TO DONEGAL DIVE DEATH VICTIM

first_imgThe late Rev Dr Stewart Jones.Tributes were paid at a memorial service this afternoon to Rev Dr Stewart Jones, the Prebysterian minister who died while diving off the coast of Donegal at the weekend.Rev Dr Jones, an experienced diving instructor, died in Sligo General Hospital where he had been airlifted after getting into difficulty off St John’s Point near Dunkineely on Saturday afternoon.He had been diving with the son a minister from Derry at the time of the tragedy. Originally from the Bessbrook area of South Armagh, Rev Dr Jones (57), a married man with three adult children, was the Prebysterian Church’s chaplain to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry minister of Donemana Presbyterian Church.Speaking at this afternoon’s service in the church, Rev Robert Buick, Clerk of the Derry and Donegal Presbytery, the circumstances around the tragedy may never be fully understood.Rev Buick said: “Why the events of Saturday, 12 July, at St John’s Point in Donegal, on a fun dive, at a dive site he knew well, resulted in Stewart’s tragic death, we may never fully understand.”Mr Buick described Dr Jones as “a big guy, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually.” The service was led by the Moderator of the Derry and Donegal Presbytery, Rev John Hanna.Rev Dr Jones is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Esther, Rachel and Anna. MEMORIAL SERVICE TRIBUTES TO DONEGAL DIVE DEATH VICTIM was last modified: July 16th, 2014 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:accidentdivedonegalDunkineelyRv Stewart Joneslast_img read more