1 Tottenham are on the brink of signing another defender, so talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight has more on Mateo Musacchio, Villarreal fans’ Player of the Season…Name: Mateo Pablo MusacchioDate of birth: 26 August, 1990Birthplace: Rosario, ArgentinaPosition: Centre-backClub: VillarrealInternational appearances: Two Argentina capsWhat’s the latest?Last season Liverpool, Man United and Barcelona were all linked with Musacchio’s signature, but it appears Tottenham will be his next destination. The club are prepared to pay £17m for him and he will partner Jan Vertonghen, while Younes Kaboul will leave for Lazio. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has clearly targeted strengthening the back and Musacchio will be the third defender to arrive at the club following Ben Davies and Eric Dier’s transfer.Did you know?1) Born in Rosario, the same Argentinean city to produce Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria and Ezequiel Lavezzi, Musacchio joined River Plate’s youth academy at the age of nine. In the club’s 2006/07 season, he made his first team debut against Velez, becoming their youngest ever debutant at the age of 16 years, three months and 14 days old.2) Musacchio became a champion at River Plate before Villarreal snapped him up in August 2009, initially making him a part of their B team in the Spanish second division. After 17 games with the reserves, he was rewarded with his first team debut in February 2010 against Athletic Bilbao. He impressed enough to appear in Villarreal’s next three first team squads, playing on two occasions.3) In the 2010/11 season Musacchio was promoted permanently to Villarreal’s first team, and played 31 games in all competitions for them that year. His displays earned him a place in UEFA’s La Liga breakthrough team of 2010/11, alongside the likes of Ivan Rakitic, Antoine Griezmann, and Iker Muniain.4) As well as playing in his natural centre-back position, Musacchio can operate at right-back and defensive midfield. Last season he played 32 times in the heart of the Villarreal defence, making an average 2.4 tackles and showing his impressive reading of the game with 3.4 interceptions, while he is also admired in Spain for his pace and aerial ability.5) Musacchio has dual Italian and Argentinean nationality, but has always opted to play for the country of his birth. He was an U17 and U20 international with Argentina, and made his senior Argentina debut against Nigeria in June 2011. His performances in La Liga last season had many of his supporters calling out for their defender to be included in Argentina’s World Cup squad. His only goal of the campaign came in a 2-1 loss to Barcelona where his display saw his name linked with a move to the Catalans.What is being said?He says:“The quality and level of [Musacchio] will make it difficult to find a replacement.”– Villarreal manager MarcelinoVideo evidence(All stats correct as of 05/08/14)Is Musacchio the man to form a rock solid partnership with Vertonghen in the heart of the Tottenham defence? Tottenham transfer target Mateo Musacchio
0Shares0000Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi shares sentiments with his assistant Salim Ali during their Kenyan premier League match against Tusker FC at the Ruaraka Complex on January 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 12 – While he was impressed with the performance of his charges beating Tusker FC 2-1 to retain their hold on the Kenyan Premier League table apex, Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi was nowhere near impressed with the quality of the Ruaraka Complex playing surface.The tactician, formerly coaching the brewers slammed the use of the pitch saying it cannot be sued to host top-flight games. “It is sad that this is a pitch approved to host a top Kenyan Premier League fixture. I don’t know… I understand we have a technical committee in the KPL that approves pitches and if they approved this one, then it’s a big joke,” the tactician lamented after the game.The Ruaraka playing pitch had earlier been suspended by KPL due to the irregular and dry nature of the playing surface. However, it was reinstated merely two weeks later.As at the time they were banning the ground from hosting any KPL games, KPL’s report noted that the Inspection team asked Tusker’s team doctor Wycliffe Makanga how many injuries to players he attends to on a daily basis given the poor state of the ground.Mathare United defender David Owino vies for the ball with Tusker’s Paul Kamau during their Kenyan premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on January 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAccording to the findings, Ruaraka had the following shortcomings;a) The ground is heavily infested with poor hard grass, thus making the main playing turf very bumpy with many depressed areas collecting ponds of water that will not allow a ball to move when it rains during a match.b) Both goal areas are bear with no grass and goal lines between the goal posts are hilly and would not allow a ball to roll easily even if the goalkeeper is beaten, thus preventing a would be goal. This is a big disadvantage to players of both teams who strive to score goals.c) The Eastern side penalty area is bear and collects and a lot of rain water, just as the center of the field and many other areas in the playing turf are depressed and will be ponds of stagnant water with heavy rains.Not much has changed on the playing surface since and Kimanzi was rightly frustrated.Nonetheless, he was pleased with the attitude shown by his players in amassing their fifth win of the season and keeping their unbeaten run intact.“It’s very important in terms of measure of the momentum especially against a tough side on a bad pitch. It is almost impossible to play football here but I told the players that if we have a better behavior, even if the pitch is poor, we can get a result and we did,” the tactician stated.Tusker FC striker Timothy Otieno vies for the ball with Mathare United defender Andrew Juma during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Ruaraka Complex on January 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOne of Mathare’s key components this season has been their backline. The lone goal they conceded against Tusker was only their fourth in seven matches and only Western Stima and Kariobangi Sharks (3) have conceded less.They have done this with a new pairing at centre back, Andrew ‘Roma’ Juma coming in to partner Kenyan Under-23 international Johnstone Omurwa after the injury on the experienced George Owino.Together, the two have marshalled a backline that has kept four clean sheets in seven games.“It is a real success story for the young stoppers that we have in the team. Roma for example is giving a clear indicator of what success of a young player can be because the whole of last season he never played a single match and now he has started all the seven,” the coach said.He added; “It shows that we prepared him very well and was ready for the challenge. Today was a big test for him and he was very resilient.”Mathare sit top of the table with 17 points, two ahead of another unbeaten side, Bandari.Kimanzi has challenged his charges to be consistent in their chase this season and show they can also challenge for top honors.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Arsene Wenger was “very proud” to have his name written in English football history books after guiding Arsenal to another FA Cup title in emphatic style.The Gunners ran riot against a dreadful Aston Villa side, as goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud sealed an utterly dominant 4-0 victory.It was a record breaking day for the north Londoners, who claimed the 12th FA Cup win in their history, as well as their manager, who claimed his sixth as Gunners boss – moving level with legendary Villa manager George Ramsey.“I’m very proud to make history in English football,” said the Frenchman.“Where I come from you can never dream of that as a kid. I’m very proud and happy because it’s a competition I love and today it’s another example of how great the game is here.“This game was created in England and you could see that today; before, during and after the game.”Listen to the full post-match reaction from Arsene Wenger above!
Job Vacancy: Wallace Doherty Consulting Engineers in Derry are seeking applicants for the role of Graduate Structural Engineer. To apply please forward your CV to our office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or apply by post to:Wallace Doherty Consulting Engineers6f Carrakeel Industrial Park, Maydown. Co DerryBT47 6SZClosing Date for applications: 28th Sept 2018 www.wd-engineers.com Job Vacancy: Graduate Structural Engineer sought for professional team was last modified: September 11th, 2018 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:engineeringgraduate structural engineerJob VacancyjobsWallace Doherty Consulting Engineers
An 81 year old West Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing serious harm has been acquitted after a jury heard he passed out from taking blood pressure tablets.William Barr crashed his car killing his wife and putting a little girl in a wheelchair after a horrific crash in Dunlewey in 2008.A jury at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday found that Mr Barr was not in control of his car when it crashed in Dunlewey in May, 2008. Mr Barr’s defence team claimed he had fainted at the wheel as a result of taking blood pressure tablets and that he was automatous during the crash.The horrific crash left 4 year old Noirin Nic Gairbheith in a wheelchair for life after her spinal chord was severed.Mr Barr’s 83 year old wife Maggie also died in the crash.Expert evidence given by retired Professor of Pharmacology Michael Ryan said it was possible that the drug Biscopine could have caused Mr Barr to faint while driving.The court heard that Mr Barr was returning from Letterkenny with his wife when the accident occurred.Mrs Sonia Nic Gairbheith from Gaoth Dobhair told how she came around a bend at Dunlewey to find a Volkswagen Jetta car on her side of the road.There was a head-on collision and Mrs Nic Gairbheith’s car which contained her two children Noirin, 4 and Aodan, 2 was pushed back into a ditch.The car caught fire and the mother and two children had to puled from the car by passers-by moments before it was completely destroyed.Mr Barr said he could not remember crashing and only remembers coming around at Letterkenny General Hospital.The court heard how Mr Barr had been on five different drugs to keep his blood pressure under control as he had suffered from hypertension and had cardiac trouble.Mr Barr, of Middletown, Derrybeg, had been put on the medication by his GP Dr Anthony Delap and had suffered a number of fainting incidents.His dose of Biscopane had been increased from 10mgms to 15mgms and this may have contributed to him passing out at the wheel, said Professor Ryan.Professor Ryan said this was the only drug which could have caused him to faint and lose control of his car.Barrister Peter Nolan said there was no other explanation as to why Mr Barr’s car veered more across the road in a straight line.“He has a clean driving license, the car was mechanically sound and the driving conditions were good.“Something catastrophic happened on that day and the only explanation is that Mr Barr fainted. That is what happened,” he said.However Barrister for the State, Ms Patricia McLaughlin challenged the evidence of Professor Ryan and said advice given to patients taking Biscopine is that it was not common for them to faint as a result of taking the medication.Judge John O’Hagan sent the jury out and told them they had to first consider if Mr Barr was automatous or that he was not in control of himself when his car crashed.If they could not find this they would have to consider if he was guilty of dangerous driving or said they could also consider a charge of careless driving.The jury of seven men and three women took just fifteen minutes to return the ‘not guilty’ verdict in accordance with the claim that Mr Barr was ‘autonomous.’Judge John O’Hagan said “This was an extremely harrowing case on both sides and two people have been scarred forever.”Speaking after the case Barrister Peter Nolan said “This is a landmark case which will have ramifications for both the medical and legal profession.”EndsMAN ACQUITTED AFTER JURY HEARS HE PASSED OUT FROM TAKING BLOOD PRESSURE TABLETS was last modified: July 15th, 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:crshDunleweyNoirin Nic GairbheithWilliam Barr
Rosses AC NewsLast Saturday a number of club athletes took part in the Newmills 10k where the advantage of the fairly flat course was negated by a very strong headwind during the first half of the race.Ciaran McGonagle continued his strong running this year and finished a great 2nd place in a time of 34:55 behind Ivan Toner from Letterkenny pushing him all the way to the line. Noel Diver and Kevin McGee pushed each other well over the course to finish 6th and 7th respectively with Michael Logue 12th.Aisling Diver ran a great race to finish 3rd lady in the senior women’s race.Good luck to Patrick Marry who is travelling to Jordanstown this weekend to compete in the Ulster Juveniles Even Ages.This weekend all attention turns to the October 27th, Bank Holiday Monday, which will see the running of the Dublin Marathon, on the streets and parks of the capital city. Over the years, many Rosses athletes have participated in this prestigious event.This year, the club will be represented by a number of people who have been training diligently over the past few months. Good luck to all!!!Some upcoming events are: Sunday 2nd November – Donegal Senior – Stranorlar. 9th November 12pm – Ulster Juvenile Unven Ages & Novice – Killinkere, Co. Cavan. Sunday 16th November – Remembrance 10k in Finn Valley.Sportshall Athletics will start in the gym at RCS, Dungloe after the Halloween break on Monday 3rd November at 6.45 pm for children born 2007 and older.Cross country training continues for all adults in Mullaghderg every Wednesday and Friday at 6. Club captain Michael Mc Elroy in charge. Senior Ladies training with coach Helen Mc Cready in Mullaghderg.ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC ATHLETE CIARAN MCGONAGLE CONTINUES HIS FINE FORM AT NEWSMILLS 10K was last modified: October 21st, 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:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSport
4 4 4 A fantastic header from Yerry Mina set Colombia on their way, the Barcelona defender rose highest in the box to meet James Rodriguez’s wonderful cross.A tidy finish from Radamel Falcao and an explosive run and finish from Juan Cuadrado sealed the win for Colombia.While the European side will be heading home early, Senegal and Japan are also on four points – level with the South Americans.Colombia will face Senegal on June 28, with the winner of that game set to progress through to the last 16.STAR MAN Colombia ensured there was everything to play for in Group H after knocking Poland out of the World Cup Finals with a 3-0 win. James Rodriguez leave yet another Poland defender in his wake talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Radamel Falcao sends the Colombian fans wild after scoring the second goal The star of the last World Cup in Brazil, James Rodriguez showed just why Real Madrid were so desperate to sign him.His performance tonight was superb, as he orchestrated so many attacks for his side.Playing deep or cutting in from the right-hand side, he always looked to find teammates in space. Two gorgeous assists as well to help his side to victory.MOMENT OF THE MATCH 4 The Colombian first goal was as good as any you are likely to see in this tournament.A short corner by Rodriguez was sent out to Juan Quintero via Cuadrado. After getting the ball back via a lovely disguised pass, the Bayern Munich man sent it back in first time.Beautifully weighted, it fell right on top of Yerry Mina’s head and the centre half was more than happy to power his effort home past Wojciech Szczęsny.GROUP H TABLE Poland are out, but every other side has a chance of qualifying Mina rises highest to head home past Szczęsny
DONEGAL fans travelling to the All-Ireland Quarter-Final clash with Mayo at Croke Park have been warned to travel early.Dublin Bus drivers strike is going ahead and all buses in the city have been cancelled.This is likely to increase the number of cars on the way into the city and in and around Dublin’s main thoroughfares and add to the parking problems. Fans using the N5/M5 are also being warned that Cavan fans are travelling in large numbers for their match with Kerry.Further north, there’s a Republican Hunger Strike commemoration in Monaghan and diversions in and around Emyvale.Fans normally using this route are being advised to travel via Armagh/Newry – with some fans planning to use the M2 and M1 in the North to travel via Belfast.Meanwhile those staying in Donegal to watch the match on Tv3 will get the best of the match day weather. Met Eireann has warned that Dublin could be hit by thunderstorms on Sunday evening.Believe….. BUS STRIKE, THUNDERSTORMS AND DIVERSIONS ON THE ROAD TO CROKER was last modified: August 3rd, 2013 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:Donegal GAADublin Bus Strikematch day weathermayo gaaweather
Brandon Edwards and Joe Chatman each rushed for more than 100 yards to help the Fullerton College football team to a 43-10 victory over visiting Pasadena City College in a Mission Conference game Friday night. Fullerton (6-0 overall, 1-0 in conference) scored three touchdowns in a span of four minutes near the end of the first half to turn a close game into a rout. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week PCC (1-5 overall, 0-1 in conference) was held to 129 yards of offense, the Lancers’ lowest total of the season. The total included minus-27 yards of rushing. PCC’s only touchdown came with 12 seconds left in the second quarter, when Herbert Martin caught a 12-yard pass from Carlos Celis. Angel Reyes opened the Lancers’ scoring with a 23-yard field goal in the second quarter. PCC defensive back Derrick Carter intercepted two passes for the Lancers. Receiver Jesse Ayers led PCC receivers with six receptions for 75 yards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Edwards gained 117 yards and scored twice in the first half on runs of 1 and 5 yards. Chatman gain 114 yards on 21 carries — all in the second half — and scored on an 8-yard run. Hornets quarterback Casey Whieldon threw three touchdown passes, including a 41-yarder to Rashad Chambers in the fourth quarter.
Eclipse Cinemas in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a FAMILY PASS to see any film of their choice at the complex in Lifford and Strabane.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the competition is answer the following simple question.Question: Name any player from the Minor & Senior Donegal Teams Send your answers and personal details to email@example.comPrize: Family PassThe winner will be contacted on Friday.DD COMPETITION: WIN A FREE FAMILY PASS WITH ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: September 18th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnews