England beat Australia in second ODI

first_img“I thought our bowlers were exceptional,” England captain Eoin Morgan said.“On a really hot day they coped very well.”All of England’s batsmen contributed to the run chase, which was always in control following a 117-run second wicket partnership between Jonny Bairstow (60) and Alex Hales (57).Joss Buttler (42), Morgan (21) and Chris Woakes (39 not out) all made handy contributions, while Joe Root held the innings together with a measured 46 not out.“We did enough to win,” Morgan said, adding: “It’s far from our best performance with the bat.“I suppose that’s exciting in a way. We’re two-nil up in the series and we’re still looking for a complete performance as a batting unit.“Hopefully that comes in Sydney in Sunday.”Jonny Bairstow (60, pictured) and Alex Hales (57) put on a 117-run second wicket partnership © AFP / Jason O’BRIENThe Australians went into the match without leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who proved expensive in the opening ODI in Melbourne on Sunday, opting for batsman Cameron White instead.They also handed debuts to paceman Jhye Richardson and wicketkeeper Alex Carey.However, the decision to go into the match without a recognised spinner proved costly on a pitch that helped the slow bowlers.Finch, who blasted his 106 from 114 balls, helped Australia get away to a quick start alongside David Warner.The burly opener looked like he was leading Australia to a score well past 300 but his dismissal, soon after that of Mitchell Marsh, ensured England were able to keep the Australian scoring under control.Finch and Warner both dominated the English fast bowlers, who pitched too short on the Gabba wicket.England captain Morgan turned to his spinners with immediate effect.Moeen Ali had Warner caught at slip for 35, bringing Steve Smith to the crease.The Australian captain struggled to 18 from 25 balls before part-time off-spinner Root trapped him lbw.Root then enticed Travis Head into charging down the wicket, only to chip a return catch to the bowler to leave the Australians on 124 for three.Marsh and Finch consolidated but the scoring rate slowed as they struggled to get Ali, Root and leg-spinner Adil Rashid away.The Australians then lost three wickets for nine runs to allow the English to take control.Debutant Carey made a quickfire 27 before he was brilliantly run out by Woakes, who used his football skills to kick the ball into the stumps as the batsman attempted a quick single.Woakes then had Mitchell Starc caught in the deep before running out Andrew Tye on the last ball of the innings.Smith conceded Australia were well beaten.“We’re not playing good enough one day cricket at the moment,” he said.“We were in a good position at 3-209 with 11 overs to go and we only scored 60 with seven wickets in hand,” he added.“That’s not enough against a quality English batting line up.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England’s Joe Root (L) and Chris Woakes (C) celebrate the team’s victory as Australia’s Marcus Stoinis looks on during the second one-day international in Brisbane on January 19, 2018 © AFP / Jason O’BRIENBRISBANE, Australia, Jan 19 – England turned in an impressive all-round team performance to beat Australia by four wickets in the second one-day international at the Gabba on Friday.After restricting Australia to 270 for nine from their 50 overs, the English cruised past the total with 5.4 overs to spare.last_img read more

Donegal woman finds treasure in tribute to a young angel

first_imgA Donegal woman found a mysterious rock at Grianan of Aileach this week that has led her to uncover the heart-breaking story of a young woman who died tragically in the US.Aine Tuffy Gogarty from Bridgend was visiting the hillfort with her family when a small coloured stone in the wall caught her eye.The rock was inscribed with a date, an angel icon and pasted with a message instructing the finder to post a photo on a Facebook group. This led Aine to bridge a link with a family across the Atlantic who had hoped something incredible would come from a small act of grief. Grianan of AileachKRS was painted on the rock – the initials of Kaila Richelle Smith, a bright young woman from Lafayette, Indiana. Kaila was in a fatal car accident on March 5, 2017 and died at the age of 21.Kaila’s step-mother Joyce Smith had seen Aine’s Facebook post on Sunday night and promptly answered, eager to share her story:“Kaila is the daughter of my husband, James Richard Smith and Heather Shepherd. I’ve been blessed to have had Kaila as my stepdaughter. “Kaila was in a tragic car accident on March 5th of this year that took her life and the life of two of her friends.“When we saw our community getting together to paint and hide these various rocks we were inspired to create one for our trip to Ireland,” Joyce said.Kaila Richelle Smith (1996 – 2017)Joyce and James have five children and care for foster children. Kaila also had two siblings from her mother, Heather Shepherd.Joyce and James were in Donegal on a second honeymoon last Wednesday when they planted the memorial rock, painted by Kaila’s sister Tabitha, into the wall of The Grianan of Aileach.The message on the rock asked the finder to visit Jasper County Rocks – a Facebook group where people paint rocks hide all over the area ‘to spread joy and brighten someone’s day’.Kaila Richelle Smith (1996 – 2017)It was fitting that this activity aims to brighten days, as Joyce’s loving tribute to Kaila described her as a bright and vibrant young woman. Joyce wrote to Aine about Kaila’s virtues: “Kaila was a light. She was strong and secure in herself, a tomboy at heart but loved fashion and makeup as well. Kaila loved animals. She had one cat and rescued another from our church that was lingering around the building.Kaila and her family“Kaila’s first love was family. She would do anything and everything for all of us. Her heart was the most amazing thing about her. Kaila absolutely LOVED living. She was passionate about everything. Her passion for her family and life were evident in her smile and her laugh,” Joyce said.Aine tells Donegal Daily how she was touched by the story behind the stone:“I’m quite a spiritual person so I love to think that a young person who was loved and missed so much can still be touching lives even though she is no longer with us.”Aine has been inspired to set up a similar rock hiding group in Ireland. She now lives in Cavan, which brought another unexpected link between herself and the Smiths. “They left the rock there on recommendation from a guy called Seamus Condon. It turns out Seamus is actually originally from a place called Nobber, ten minutes away from where I now live in Kingscourt, and his girlfriend is from Muff. He has been living in Indiana for the last 5 years, and Joyce is his friend out there,” Aine said.The meaningful discovery that Aine made on Sunday has led her to find a new friend in Joyce, and the women are already planning to meet up in the future to look back on these chance moments that have highlighted young Kaila’s life story.Do you have a story to share? Email info@donegaldaily.comDonegal woman finds treasure in tribute to a young angel was last modified: June 27th, 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:grianan of aileachin memorytreasurelast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN IN AUSTRALIA TOLD TO PAY CASH TO NOSE-BREAK ASSAULT VICTIM – JUDGE SAYS DRINK WAS AGGRAVATING FACTOR

first_imgA CO DONEGAL man now living in Australia has been ordered to pay €4,000 to a man he assaulted in a completely unprovoked attack.Richard Joseph Doherty (pictured right) didn’t return to Ireland to appear at Falcarragh District Court to answer the assault charges, but had instructed a solicitor to enter a ‘guilty’ plea on his behalf.And the case started a legal debate, with the presiding District Court judge saying that if he was making laws, he’d argue to make the consumption of drink an aggravating factor in cases rather than a mitigating one. Judge Conal Gibbons also remarked about how Doherty, from Derryreel but now living in Perth, hadn’t appeared before the court in person whilst his victim, Carrigart man Ferghal Doherty had done so.Gda Brendan O’Connor told the court, sitting in Letterkenny that a fight broke out outside a nightclub in Dunfanaghy in the early hours of December 5, 2010.“The injured party and friends were attacked by another group of youths. The injured party had no part in the aggression whatsoever and was entirely innocent,” said Gda O’Connor.“He was struck in the face twice. The incident was viewed by me, the injured party and the accused on CCTV and the accused readily admitted his involvement.”Ferghal Doherty had suffered a broken nose in the incident, said the Garda, and required hospital treatment in both Letterkenny and in Sligo.Richard Doherty’s solicitor Fiona Brown, in mitigation, said that her client had left Ireland in October 2011. He was now working as a plasterer in Perth, Western Australia.He had been in bother before, she said, but this was mainly road traffic offences with one public order conviction.“His behaviour was shocking,” said Judge Gibbons.“I suppose this was about geographical areas? – two different parishes? – are we going back to that? it is quite outrageous.”The judge asked Ferghal Doherty about his injuries.“I got over it anyway,” said the victim.Judge Gibbons said it was “an appalling state of affairs that someone can go out and do this to someone completely innocent.“This speaks volumes about the modern age.Commenting on Richard Doherty’s presence in Perth and not before the court in Letterkenny, the judge said: “There was a time when people sere went to Australia after a court case, not before a case appears before the court.”The judge went on: “In every town where there is entertainment at a nightclub or a large pub, these places have to have very big individuals suitably attired (bouncers) standing outside maintaining order. We are supposed to be progressing and evolving as human beings.“If you spend time in court you would take serious issue with the theory of evolution.”When the solicitor said her client had consumed drink on the night in question, Judge Gibbons said: “The problem is with the human, not the drink.“Your client has to lift it up and put it to his mouth. The drink was voluntarily taken by the client. Drink is an aggravating factor and not a mitigating factor.“If I was writing laws in this country, I would amend the legislation to state that fact – that the court would see drinking as an aggravating factor.“I’m very disturbed by your client’s behaviour. I understand that Irish people have to go abroad but if he behaved like this in Australia they wouldn’t tolerate it; in fact most progressive countries would not tolerate it“Drink is an inert substance. The problem is not the drink – it’s mixing the drink with the human.”Judge Gibbons used District Court powers to order Richard Doherty to pay Ferghal Doherty €4,000 in compensation for his injuries plus €800 medical expenses. He was also ordered to pay €234 State costs.He was also fined a total of €350. Richard Doherty will be imprisoned for a total of 104 days if he fails to pay.If he wishes to appeal the case he must put up a cash surety of €2,000.“I hope you are none the worse for the awful event that happened to you,” Judge Gibbons told victim Ferghal Doherty.It’s understood Richard Doherty could now be thrown out of Australia if he fails to pay the compensation and fines and Gardai report that to the Australia authorities.DONEGAL MAN IN AUSTRALIA TOLD TO PAY CASH TO NOSE-BREAK ASSAULT VICTIM – JUDGE SAYS DRINK WAS AGGRAVATING FACTOR was last modified: April 19th, 2013 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

CONFIRMED: David Moyes resigns as manager of Sunderland

first_img David Moyes has stepped down as Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned as manager of Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League.Appointed last summer, Moyes failed to keep the Black Cats in the top flight, and will not remain in charge for the 2017/18 Championship campaign; he has stepped down without claiming compensation.Sunderland finished the 2016/17 season in last place in the Premier League table, claiming just six wins from 38 games, and picking up only 24 points.Chairman Ellis Short said on the decision: “I pursued the services of David Moyes for a considerable period prior to his appointment last summer, which makes the announcement of his departure difficult for everyone concerned.“Having worked tirelessly throughout the campaign to avoid relegation from the Premier League, David has chosen to leave the club without compensation, which is testament to his character.“In the days ahead we will take some time for reflection, and then focus on recruitment and pre-season as we prepare for our Championship campaign. We wish David well in the future.”Moyes added: “I would like to thank Ellis Short and the Board for giving me the opportunity to manage Sunderland and the fans for always being so passionately supportive of their club.“I wish the players and my successor well in their efforts towards promotion back to the Premier League”. 1last_img read more

Letterkenny Ladies: Kay Kelly in fine form at Barnhill

first_imgThe super October weather has the turkeys flying out of the Barnhill clubhouse. The latest winners of the front nine were Kay Kelly 17pts(bot) runner-up Marian O Sullivan 16pts. Nellie Mc Hugh winner with 20 pts, runner-up Mary Ellen Mc Nulty 19pts. Another winner Brigid Mc Clafferty 20 pts(bot) , runner-up Marian Keating 20pts.A back nine result winner Marian O Sullivan with super 21 pts(bot), runner-up Kate Gallagher also 21pts.Congratulations to all the winners. Front and back nines continue.Don’t forget the last 18-hole competition of the season, the Hamper competition on Sunday Oct 23rd. Arrange your own playing partners and book on line.Hope you have purchased your horse for the very popular ‘Night at the Races’ taking place at the clubhouse on Friday Oct 28th. There is still time to purchase a horse and join in the fun and experience the thrill of betting and perhaps watching your horse win, all in the comfort of the clubhouse bar. Letterkenny Ladies: Kay Kelly in fine form at Barnhill was last modified: October 17th, 2016 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:golfLetterkenny ladiesSportlast_img read more

Women’s Golf Set To Play At Red Rock Invite

first_imgSEDONA, Ariz. – The Drake University women’s golf team returns to action on Saturday and Sunday at the Red Rock Invitational, hosted by Northern Arizona.The 36-hole event will be played at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona, Ariz. The nine-team field includes; British Columbia, Drake, Illinois-Springfield, Northern Arizona, Mesa Community College, Seattle, South Dakota State, Southern Utah and UC Riverside.The Bulldogs opened the spring season at the FGCU Eagle Invitational on Feb. 12-14 and finished in 13th-place with a score of 960 (313-330-317). Individually, freshman Sophie Hill led Drake with a score of 233 (79-78-76), good for tied for 30th-place.Following the Red Rock Invitational, the Bulldogs heads to Charleston, S.C. for The Citadel Invitational on March 13 through March 15.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

KRISTINA WAS ‘GUTTED’ TO BE PAIRED WITH DANIEL, SAYS JUDGE CRAIG

first_imgSTRICTLY Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has been poking fund at Kristina Rinhanoff over her pairing with Donegal singer Daniel O’Donnell.Kristina has had several high profile relationships with previous partners on the hit BBC show.Craig said: “She’s a bit of a loose cannon and I feel sorry for Daniel O’Donnell. “When she first got paired with him, I think she was gutted. But it was rather obvious she wasn’t going to get a hot, young celeb after everything that’s happened.”Craig is famed for his acid-tongued remarks on the show and is billed as Mr Nasty as he among the first of the judges to point out any mistakes.He said: “It’s natural to fall in love with your dance partner when you’re spending so much time together and Kristina managed it a few times.“But somehow I don’t think that will be the case this time around.”  KRISTINA WAS ‘GUTTED’ TO BE PAIRED WITH DANIEL, SAYS JUDGE CRAIG was last modified: October 1st, 2015 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:daniel o’donnellKristina RihanoffStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

Injured soccer star Kevin laughs off pain with hilarious tweet!

first_imgBrave soccer star Kevin McHugh has managed to laugh in the face of pain but could still lose his finger after a freak accident.The Finn Harps striker suffered a horrific injury to his wedding ring finger after apparently jumping over a fence on Wednesday evening.The Killea man caught his wedding band on a fence and was left with his finger literally hanging by a thread. Amazingly Kevin drove himself to Letterkenny University Hospital and was then rushed to Galway University Hospital in a bid to save the finger.Kevin McHugh’s badly severed finger.But alas the dad-of-two revealed to family and friends that his injury is simply to bad to repair properly.And he even managed to poke fun at what looked like an excruciating injury.He tweeted “Op over. Unfortunately finger to badly damaged to repair properly. Thanks for all ur messages, cant reply to all. Esp with 1 hand! #Moveon” Kevin, who works with Donegal County Council, is still at Galway University Hospital.But he joked that he could be ready for his side’s game this weekend…..!Kevin McHugh #10 ‏@KevinMcHugh10  2h2 hours ago@fredder07 few ibrufon and good ould warm up should do the trick lad… Injured soccer star Kevin laughs off pain with hilarious tweet! was last modified: October 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

‘Slow Adventure’ tourism plans for Donegal

first_imgA new sea route and slow adventure experience could be on the way to the north west, as two new eco-tourism experiences were considered by local authorities in Donegal and Derry.A number of special meetings have taken place recently in the River Watch Visitor Centre in Derry which have brought together project partners from across the globe involved in the promotion of Slow Adventure experiences, through the SAINT (Slow Adventure in Northern Territories) and Cool Route tourism initiatives.The COOL Route Project – Cruising Oceans on Latitudes above 51 Degrees North – investigates all aspects of the potential to establish a yacht cruising route along the western offshore areas of the Northern Periphery Area, stretching from Co. Cork in the South of Ireland, to the UK (Northern Ireland and Western Scotland) and onwards to the Faroe Islands and Norway.  As an ecotourism product, exploiting the natural resources of the area in a manner that is sustainable and environmentally viable; this new sea route will be marketed internationally and will have a common branding, booking and information system. The SAINT Project has eleven partners across seven countries all working to develop new visitor experiences which will result in the creation of a transnational Slow Adventure Brand. The aim of the SAINT project is to encourage more tourists to come to the areas to enjoy and experience the outdoors and engage with remote, wild and nature-rich places.Donegal County Council is delighted to be working in partnership with such a wide range of destinations, with representatives from Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Northern Ireland all sharing their research and experience. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Alderman Hilary McClintock, said the Slow Adventure concept had particular relevance for local companies. “Both the SAINT and Cool Route projects are innovative and exciting in their approaches, and have a wealth of experience to pass on to local businesses. “This partnership approach to tourism offers the opportunity to learn from examples of best practice and new ideas based on the first hand experiences of companies from around the world”.“These businesses all have the shared objective of creating new and effective ways to enhance the tourism offering of their region and the creation of a strong multi-national brand and we can really benefit from sharing their insights. I would really encourage local tourism businesses to find out how they can get involved.”The partnership will now continue its work over the coming months aiming to use the knowledge and resources shared by the partners to develop new tourism initiatives tapping into the unique resources and features of the region. Over the coming months the partners will continue working on opportunities around project collaboration and maximising the business opportunities for SME’s in the region around Slow Adventure and Marine Tourism. The Cool Route and SAINT Projects are funded through the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, under the Interreg IVB NPA Programme.‘Slow Adventure’ tourism plans for Donegal was last modified: November 14th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Troubled Monaco face PSG fire

first_imgMonaco lost 4-0 to Club Bruge on Tuesday (Photo by Agency)The troubled beginning to Thierry Henry’s Monaco managerial career comes under even more intense focus on Sunday night when runaway leaders Paris Saint Germain visit the beleaguered principality club.Five games after replacing Leonardo Jardim, Les Bleus record scorer still finds himself without a single victory. One week after another,  Monaco’s chequered campaign goes from bad to worse.Tuesday’s 0-4 setback at the hands of Belgian champions Club Brugge was the club’s worst-ever home loss in European competition. It was preceded by Ligue One losses at Strasbourg and Reims.A Champions League draw away to Club Brugge and home stalemate with struggling Dijon are the only two occasions Henry’s Monaco have registered points. In contrast, PSG arrive in Monaco on a roll. The Parisians’ twelve-match winning streak at the start of this season, is a record in Europe’s top five leagues.But it is not all gloom for Monaco who face former star Kylian Mbappe Lottin one year after selling him to Thomas Tuchel’s PSG for an astonishing £166m. Injuries at the 2016/17 French champions are easing up. Monaco’s two most experienced stars – top scorer Radamel Falcao and Swiss keeper Diego Begnaglio are available for selection.Joint second-placed Lille Metropole and Montpellier both have an opportunity to slice leaders PSG’s eleven point advantage when they play Strasbourg and Angers respectively.  Lille’s much vaunted ‘BIP’ attack of Jonathan Bamba,  Jonathan Ikone and Nicolas Pepe test their mercurial skills against Alsace region kingpins Strasbourg on Friday night, before Montpellier, who whitewashed Olympique Marseille last Sunday confront Angers a day later.Elsewhere, Bruno Genesio will demand a better defensive display from Olympique Lyon at basement club Guingamp as they surrendered a two-goal advantage to draw two-all with Hoffenheim mid-week.Rudi Garcia’s star-studded Marseille are meanwhile highly fancied to topple Dijon at Stade Velodrome.FRIDAY: Lille Metropole v Strasbourg @10:45pmSATURDAY:Guingamp v Olympique Lyon @07:00pmAngers v Montpellier @10:00pmNimes v Nice @10:00pmSaint Etienne v Reims @10:00pmToulouse v Amiens @10:00pmSUNDAY:Bordeaux v Caen 05:00pmMarseille v Dijon 07:00pmRennes v Nantes 07:00pmMonaco v Paris Saint Germain 11:00pmBET ON ALL THESE GAMES @Bunga BetComments Tags: French Ligue Onetoplast_img read more