EMAILS REFERRED TO BOARD LONDON (AP): The director of IAAF President Sebastian Coe’s office temporarily stepped down yesterday pending an ethics investigation into emails linked to Russian doping cases. Emails sent by Nick Davies, leaked to a French newspaper and published this week, indicated that he tried to delay public identification of alleged Russian drug cheats before the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. “I have decided to step aside from my role with the IAAF until such time as the ethics board is able to review the matter properly and decide if I am responsible for any breach of the IAAF code of ethics,” Davies said in a statement. Davies was IAAF communications director at the time under Lamine Diack, who was succeeded by Coe as president in August. The French criminal case against Diack deepened this week, with magistrates filing new, tougher corruption charges against him in connection with cover-ups of Russian doping. French prosecutors also suspect Diack’s son, Papa Massata Diack, a former IAAF marketing consultant, played an active role in an alleged “system of corruption” that sought to blackmail athletes, with demands of money to hush-up suspected doping. Davies is reported to have sent an email to Papa Massata Diack in 2013 asking what “Russian ‘skeleton’ we have still in the cupboard regarding doping” and suggesting using the marketing company chaired by Coe – then IAAF vice-president – to lead an “unofficial PR campaign” to “avoid international media scandals” related to the Moscow championships. If Russian athletes guilty of doping were not competing in Moscow, “then we might as well wait until the event is over to announce them”, Davies wrote in the email, which was published on Monday by Le Monde. After promoting Davies to run his office at the IAAF in September, Coe is now losing one of his closest aides just as he tries to clean up the scandal-tainted governing body. “In order to demonstrate that I am willing to have all allegations of unethical behaviour on my part in 2013 properly and fairly investigated, I have referred my emails to Papa Massata Diack in 2013, my statements and the circumstances of the emails to the IAAF ethics board,” Davies said in yesterday’s statement. Davies has suggested that emails reflected his job “to manage and promote the reputation of the IAAF”. Russia’s athletics federation was suspended by the IAAF after a World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission found evidence of systemic doping and cover-ups. Lamine Diack is now accused of “active corruption”, which generally involves offering money or other promises in exchange for violating a rule, an official with the Paris financial prosecutor’s office said yesterday. Diack was previously accused of “passive corruption”, on suspicion he took around €1 million (US$1.1 million) to cover up positive drug tests by Russian athletes. The official told the Associated Press the new preliminary charges center on suspicions that Diack bribed Gabriel Dolle, the former IAAF anti-doping chief who was also under investigation, to delay reporting of violations by Russian athletes. The preliminary charges allow magistrates more time to investigate before deciding whether to file formal charges and whether to send a case to trial. Diack, an 82-year-old former long jumper, is free on bail pending further investigation, but barred from leaving France.
In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But 33-year-old playmaker also knows this should serve as a challenge for the Gin Kings to get their act together and try perform like the way they did in Game 3.“For us, what we need is really the team contribution. I’m not talking about offense only but defensively also. Definitely, we’re not going to win if there’s only one or two players that will play,” he said as Tenorio, who finished with 20 points, and Japeth Aguilar, who led with 31 markers and 13 rebounds, were the only bright spots in the tussle.“Our team is built in a way that we need equal contributions every single game, just like last game. It’s clear that this series is not going to be easy, but we’ll take it one game at a time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Tenorio looked at this Game 4 defeat as a reality check for Ginebra as it was reminded of how tough it is to beat the three-time defending champs.“They’re the best team in the PBA and they showed it tonight. We have to give credit to the adjustments that San Miguel did,” he said..@barangayginebra’s @LA_Tenorio rued the team’s failure to adjust numerous times in Game 4. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/ujnBIYH2FV— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 15, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “We cannot afford to lose our focus next game because it’s a do-or-die for us,” said LA Tenorio. “I hope we can bring our never say die spirit for the next three games, but the next game is what we need to think first.”The veteran guard cited Ginebra’s inability to keep up with the mighty Beermen on both ends, allowing the opposition to shoot a sky-high 51-percent while also losing the battle of the boards, 39-48.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt didn’t help that the Gin Kings’ 18 turnovers easily translated to 20 points off turnovers and 16 fastbreak points for San Miguel.“We weren’t able to adjust to them defensively and offensively. They adjusted in the second quarter and we weren’t able to keep up. We hesitated in everything we do and we looked like we’re not sure of what we’re doing,” he remarked. MOST READ Against coaches’ will, Ross plays through injury to give Beermen a boost Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s now time for Ginebra to put up or shut up.Forced to a corner after San Miguel’s 102-81 Game 4 victory on Thursday, the Gin Kings know there’s no more room for error come Saturday for Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES
The menace of perennial flood water over the weekend resurfaced in several parts of greater Monrovia and its immediate environs as a result of the heavy down pour of rain.The down pour was so heavy that it caused floods into public, private and business entities.Affected residents and business entities’ owners have sounded an urgent SOS appeal to the Liberian Government for the urgent rehabilitation of clogged drainages in greater Monrovia and its environs.Some analysts have said that the weekend flooding is indeed a signal that Monrovia’s inhabitants and business entities should anticipate extensive hardship in the coming months.They said if the heavy pour of rain continues in Monrovia, the devastating effects could intensify hardships of Monrovia’s residents and business entities.The flood water situation is becoming an annual menace in Monrovia and its environs, as every rainy season is characterized by flooding in Monrovia. However, relevant Liberian Government line ministries and agencies charged with the responsibility for Monrovia’s clogged drainages continue to remain silent.Nonetheless, residents and business owners in the weekend’s affected communities have sounded an urgent appeal to the Liberian Government for a swift intervention into the clogged drainage projects in Monrovia.The weekend flooding points to the fact that the situation is indeed critical to the extent that sentiments expressed by the affected communities reflected anger, agony and frustration.“Each and every Rainy Season in Monrovia, we encounter serious environmental degradation, constraints and challenges at our various homes and business entities as a result of the continued water flooding,” resident Mary Greene Bryant cried out.Philip Bestman, who operates a provision shop on Gurley Street, has called on the Liberian Government and other support partners to prioritize the urgent rehabilitation of Monrovia’s drainages.“I would really appreciate it were the Liberian Government and its partners to focus some attention on the critical rehabilitation of the affected clogged drainages of Monrovia and its environs,” Mr. Bestman asserted.Hard hit areas in greater Monrovia and its surroundings include, corners of Gurley, Benson, Lynch, Johnson, Slipway, Waterside streets as well as many lowland parts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…$40 increase in the pipelineThe President of the United Minibus Union (UMU), Eon Andrews has noted that a $20 fare hike is too little for the longer bus routes; as such, talks are ongoing for a $40 increase for those routes, which were not included in the new fare structure released on Thursday.According to him, passengers of those zones, which were not included on the new fare structure, will pay the usual transportation costs until the Business Ministry and the union decide on the most appropriate amount.Andrews noted that the Business Ministry is in talks with the Union as they are seeking to increase the minibus fare by as much as $40 in four routes – 94 (Lethem to Georgetown), 63 (Moleson Creek to Georgetown), 72 (Mahdia) and 73 (Bartica).“Those are long zones 60, 63, Linden, Mahdia and those things we’re still looking at because remember those are very long routes so $20 increase may not beUMU President, Eon Andrewsappropriate for an increase so we are looking at that,” he explained.The head of the union was unable to say when the new fare structure for those zones would be made available, although the new fare structures for 10 other zones were already released.He nevertheless said he understands that passengers in various routes were being exploited and were being forced to pay fares which were never legal.He is therefore urging passengers to pay the new fares, in accordance with the new fare structures, which were released and is available for viewing on the Ministry’s Facebook page.“Initially I had said in my proposal probably $40 more (for the longer routes) but that was just something I put forward. It doesn’t mean that is what it will be. It could be $60 you know, but I thought that the shorter routes should get $20 because we have to take the commuters into consideration because that is my most important concern although I represent minibuses,” Andrews added.However, Guyana Times understands that the Route 72 has already increased its fares from $8000 to $10,000 per passenger.The new fare structure for 10 different minibus zones were announced, following the recent report of a $20 across the board increase, expected to take effect from today, September 1.Among the zones with released fare structures were 31 (Georgetown to Patentia); 32 (Georgetown to Parika); 40, 41, 45, 46 (Georgetown to Kitty/Campbellville, South/North Ruimveldt/Guyhoc, Main Street, Lamaha and Albert, Lodge); 44 (Georgetown to Mahaica); 47, 48 (Georgetown to Back Road, East and West Sophia); and 42 (Georgetown to Timehri).Plans were first announced by the Business Ministry on August 20 for a $20 increase.Andrews, during previous interviews with Guyana Times had said he is satisfied with the Ministry’s decision to implement a $20 increase.In June, the President of the Minibus Union submitted a proposal for not only a fare increase, but for several other requests to ease the pressure on minibus drivers.The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) has labelled the $20 across-the-board increase in minibus fares as a burden on the beleaguered working people.The Union’s statement came one week after the Government made the announcement of a fare hike.According to FITUG, although it accepts that the operators have found themselves in a difficult position, taking into consideration the ban on used tyres and increases in the costs of licences and fitness in addition to other increases, the new increases, depending on the route, could work out to as much as a 25 per cent hike in fares.The Union pointed out that it believes the new fare structure would now require workers and their families, depending on the number of buses they would have to take, to fork out as much as several thousands more per month on transportation, though promised the ‘Good Life’ by the ruling coalition Government.
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Arsenal and Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Ilkay Gundogan after the midfielder reportedly rejected an offer from Paris Saint-Germain.The Germany international is expected to be on the move this summer with his current contract due to expire in 2016.Arsenal and Manchester United both hold a long-term interest in the 24-year-old, while Barcelona have also been linked with a summer swoop.Paris Saint-Germain are another club interested in Gundogan but, according to Bild, they have been rejected by the player.The French champions reportedly offered the German £163,000-a-week to join but he has dismissed the offer.Gundogan is said to have no interest in moving to France, with his preferred destination being German champions Bayern Munich. 1 Ilkay Gundogan
A Donegal secondary school is going to extreme lengths to support a local charity – by playing a massive game of Twister!Loreto Community School in Milford will be hoping that up to 200 students take part in the game to raise funds for the Rathmullan to Malawi Habitat Group.The student council are supporting two students from the school heading to Malawi in August to build houses for people living in disadvantaged and poor communities, by playing the well know game on a mass scale in the gymnasium. Twister has been an extremely popular game since its invention in the mid 1950s and yet this will be the first time it will be played on such a large scale in Milford!The 200 students who will be playing Twister have been anticipating the “craic” all week.The school is known for holding unusual fundraisers after just last year they broke the Guinness World Record for the most people doing the “shuffle” at once.Twister is a game of physical skill where humans are the body pieces. It is played on a large plastic mat with four rows of coloured circles. Where you put your arm or leg is determined by a spinner. The spinner is turned and each player takes it in turns to put their arm/leg where the spinner says. It is usually played with 3 or 4 people. The winner is the only person not to fall or touch the mat with their elbow or knee. The student council have confirmed there will be four people playing on each mat, adding to the excitement.A spokesperson for the Rathmullan to Malawi Habitat Group said they extremely grateful the local community and schools have become involved in running fundraisers for this worthy cause.“We have a large amount of money to raise and by running fundraisers for us, the school is helping us draw nearer and nearer to our target.“We would like to thank each and every person who has contributed to our fundraisers in the past and continue to do so as without you we would not be able to help disadvantaged communities in Malawi build themselves a better future.”Rathmullan to Malawi Habitat Group are a group of Individuals from Rathmullan and the surrounding areas who will go to the South of Malawi on the 5th of August to build houses for people who live in isolated and primitive conditions as part of Habitat Northern Ireland. The 14 strong group will be in Malawi for two weeks constructing houses alongside the locals to help them to improve their standard of living. Many fundraisers are being held in Donegal and the public’s support at them to date is greatly appreciated. Facebook: facebook.com/RathmullanMalawi Blog: rathmullanmalawi.wordpress.comARE THIS GROUP OF DONEGAL STUDENTS JUST TWISTED? was last modified: March 19th, 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:Loreto Community SchoolRathmullan to Malawi Habitat
Brian Sweeney, Gabriel Fitzsimon, Bob Franklin and Cliff Smyth at the cheque presentation.The Loughside Community this week presented Woodland NS and Cashelshanaghan NS with the proceeds from the 5km fun run/walk that took place earlier in the summer. TheLoughside Community and the two schools worked together to host the popular event which attracted a large crowd.Brian Sweeney, chairperson of the Loughside Community said they are extremely grateful of the support from the local community. “We had a large crowd attending the 5km with almost €2,000 raised in entry fees”. “This money will be shared between the three organisations involved”. Brian continued “The Loughside Community is delighted to assist both schools in raising funds which hasn’t been easy in recent time”.The Loughside Community will host their Annual Table Quiz night on Thursday 26th November in Arena 7 at 9pm. Teams or individuals are welcome to attend. The Table Quiz will be run as a fundraiser for the Loughside Text Alert System. Everyone welcome.Conor Crossan presents a cheque to Janet Russell‘CHEQUE OUT’ WHAT THE LOUGHSIDE COMMUNITY HAVE DONE! was last modified: November 9th, 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:ChequedonegalLough side Community
Finn ParkFinn Harps have advised supporters that tonight’s SSE Airtricity LeagueFirst Division fixture against Shelbourne will be segregated.There will be separate entrances will be in operation for home and away fans.Harps supporters are requested to enter by Navenny Street entrance only, while Shelbourne fans are asked to enter by Chestnut Road entrance only. “The club would therefore appeal to those attending to arrive at ground early to prevent bottleneck situations as kick-off time approaches,” said a spokesman.The Dublin outfit, who are top of the table, are expected to bring a large crowd of traveling supporters for the game which kicks off at 8pm.HARPS AND SHELS FANS TO BE SEGREGATED FOR TONIGHT’S CLASH was last modified: May 23rd, 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:fansfinn harpsFinn ParksegregatedShelbourne
There are big personalities in sport but, as one of them stressed this week, “there ain’t no small sports. If it’s you’re sport, it’s not a small sport,” Patsy McGonagle told Monday night’s launch of the Donegal Sports Star Awards.Wise words from one who is involved in a sport that is big but doesn’t necessarily get the airing it deserves.By Paddy WalshI’m thinking the annual international meet organised by Letterkenny Athletic Club that hasn’t to date attracted the numbers it should in view of the quality of athlete on show. But Patsy’s point was that every single sport, irrespective of the publicity it receives, is big.And when I got chatting to fellow Letterkenny man, Bryan Harkin, following the official launch in the Mount Errigal Hotel, he reinforced the view.Squash. Not the stuff they dole out to Andy Murray & Co. during Wimbledon fortnight but a sport that boasts a dedicated following.And having played it for many years and taken home a trophy or twenty (they didn’t call him the Racket Man but they could have), Bryan is keen to hold court on the subject. “That was my sport, the centre of my sporting universe, and therefore the most important to me,” he insists.Back in the eighties, Letterkenny boasted two squash centres, Rainey’s on the Port Road and the old Downtown club on Lower Main Street.Anne McGrath, who would also know her way around a squash court (and adab hand in other sporting fields as well) joins us for a chat and they recall the numbers playing the sport at the time – 400 members in Rainey’s and around 200 in the Downtown.“For twenty-eight years, Eamon Harvey” – the late and still lamented – “and I would meet on a Sunday morning to play. And many’s an argument ensued but they were great days,” Bryan reflects.Monday night’s launch – the Awards night itself is pencilled in for Friday 27th of this month – brought together a host of former winners and everywhere you looked there was someone who contributed hugely to their own chosen sport. Michael McGarvey, whose choice of ball is oval shaped and who claimed the rugby award in 2001 for his outings with Letterkenny Rugby Club, points across the room to Eamon Giles, winner of the Award of Appreciation back in 2002.“Forty years ago, he used to travel down to Falcarragh from his home in Cranford to coach athletes. That was a distance back then and total dedication,” Michael pays tribute.Here, too, are a couple of award winners from the very first year of the Donegal Sports Star initiative (1976 – yep, that far back), Veronica McAteer, and Ed Moore.And a host of others – each of them receiving framed recognitions of their respective awards over the years – including David Patterson, Sean Boyle, Colm McGonagle, James Cullen, Stephen Friel, Fr. Mick Sweeney, Richard Eaton, Donal Reid, Danny Ryan (there with the family members who recently went close to claiming the title of Ireland’s Fittest), Paul Giles, his uncle Eamon Giles, Charlie McAteer, Jack McLaughlin, Ann Marie Meehan, Nicola Harris, Josie McKelvey, and Christine Russell – each and every one of them, including the others mentioned earlier, contributing to sporting endeavour. Davitt Walsh, known before the fateful events at Buncrana Pier on March 20th of last year for his talents on the football field, but deemed a true hero after saving the life of baby girl. Rioghnach-Ann McGrotty, was the special guest at this week’s launch.An honour to be asked, he points out, with the rest of us in attendance thinking it was an honour to have him there.And the personality chosen as the special guest for the awards ceremony?The afore-mentioned Patsy McGonagle, and no better choice in terms of national and international achievement.“Ain’t no small sports.” Indeed. But, like I say, there are big personalities and he fits enthusiastically into that bracket.A worthy sporting ambassador for Donegal and his country.Meanwhile, as stressed more than once during Monday’s launch – no less so than by Neil Martin – tickets for the Sports Star Awards are only available at the Mount Errigal Hotel so don’t go knocking on Neil’s door or any of the other committee members for the gold-dust.More on the event closer to the time. RORY TO HAVE YOUTH ON HIS SIDEIn the 1997 film ‘Titanic’, a pronounced Welsh voice belonging to one of the rescue boats echoes out over the dark waters of the Atlantic enquiring through a loud hailer: “Is there anyone out there”?Kate Winslet’s character eventually blows a whistle to attract the rescuers attention but will hardly be responding to the call from the Donegal senior squad who could be asking a similar question. Is there anyone left there?Two more high profile departures from the Donegal squad confirmed this week in the form of Rory Kavanagh – his second and surely final farewell from the inter-county panel – and Christy Toye who won’t be featuring for Rory Gallagher this year or any other year in the future.Chalk in Anthony Thompson and David Walsh, two other departures, following hot on the boot straps of Leo McLoone and Odhran MacNiallais who have opted out of the squad, and the loss of Colm McFadden and Eamon McGee and you have a well pruned panel and a transition period approaching that may spell a barren couple of years where Ulster and All-Ireland glory is concerned.The youngsters – and there are a handful of sound prospects in that respect – will fill in and hope to help Donegal become the force of recent times.The Dr McKenna Cup will and won’t aid the cause of progress.Undoubtedly some of Declan Bonner’s Under-21 squad will feature in senior ranks and there was plenty of hope on view in the opening salvo against Martin McHugh’s UUJ team.Indeed Donegal were, by accounts, unfortunate not win in an entertaining game but in the end were beaten by one of their own – Ryan McHugh fisting the ball to the net with close to the final action.With Paddy McBrearty also figuring for the students, it doesn’t provide Rory Gallagher with any cohesion as he looks to build a team before the National League and ultimately the Championship.He may need time to steady the ship and steer Donegal football back to where it belongs. CUP THRILLS?F.A. Cup third round weekend but somehow it has never in recent times conjured up the equivalent magic of Ronnie Radford’s screamer for non-league Hereford United in that famous upset against Newcastle United – never forgetting the scorer of the other Hereford goal, Ricky George – back in the mists.And other similar shocks to boot.When you see the likes of Bournemouth fielding a totally changed eleven against Millwall – and comprehensively dismissed from the Cup as a result – you know that the game is close to up for the once heralded competition.The truly magical moments are few and far between these days though fair play to Liverpool for holding Plymouth Argyle to that goal-less draw.A couple of big Cup games, nevertheless, for Irish players across the water.Former Dundalk ace, Daryl Horgan, came on with ten minutes to go in Preston’s tie with Arsenal – but was unable to prevent the Championship side from going down to a 2-1 defeat on his first team debut.I watched another ex-League of Ireland player, Chris Forrester, in action for Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge over the weekend.The former St. Patrick’s Athletic midfielder was the subject of an interview in the ‘Mail on Sunday’ and spoke of the huge differences he has seen in his couple of seasons with The Posh in terms of training and indeed playing. He told the ‘Mail’:“With this Chelsea game, you can go on thinking ‘I need to be on it here because this is the level I aspire to’ and obviously clubs will be looking at you and stuff and thinking ‘he can do it at that level so why not give him a shot’,” the Dubliner declared.Only problem was, I don’t believe Forrester did set any example in his role as club captain in the match at The Bridge.True, he set up a couple of good chances for Peterborough with pinpoint passes but for at least two Chelsea attacks, one of which resulted in a goal – and these were only highlights I was watching – he was enjoying a Sunday afternoon stroll and close to putting the brakes on completely as his defence attempted to thwart the home strikers.I certainly doubt he won any new admirers – Chelsea included – with that lacklustre approach though there’s no doubt he has the ability to make it at the highest level.Report card: Must work harder. ANOTHER CUP ADVANCE FOR CONRADGot talking to Joe Logan at the Sports Star Awards launch and a happy man he was following Rochdale’s 2-0 win at Barrow in the F.A. Cup.The nil part’s significant given that it was his son, Conrad, who kept the clean sheet and helped his side progress to the fourth round where they will meet Huddersfield Town.A solid performance between the sticks from the Ramelton man – fellow goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer subsequently sang his praises on ‘Match of the Day’ – who created his own piece of Cup magic last May by helping Hibernian to claim the Scottish equivalent in a 3-2 win over Rangers – the first time the club has lifted the trophy in 114 years.I’d hazard a guess that Rochdale have gone a lot longer than that. DONAL’S DOUBLEGetting a hat-trick in a game at any level is an achievement in itself – getting two of them in the one match hits the heights of stunning.And consequently a hearty well done to Keadue Rovers striker, Donal Rodgers, who netted the neat half-dozen in his side’s 7-1 thumping of Drumoghill in the Reserve Division of the Saturday League at the weekend. And all of them registered in the first half.It brought to mind – this one at any rate – a certain Brendan Bradley who achieved a similar feat in his day when Finn Harps trounced Sligo Rovers 6-1 in Ballybofey. Unfortunately some of us were at boarding school in Falcarragh and missed the big man’s double hat-trick.Not sure where I was last Saturday but I also managed to miss Donal’s day in the sun.Incidentally, do you get two match balls if you claim a double hat-trick?A night with the stars, Rory’s young guns, Donal’s double: It’s Walshy on Wednesday! was last modified: January 11th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)