Patriots vs. Bills final score: New England secures 11th straight AFC East title with tight win

first_imgQuarterback Josh Allen and the Bills proved Saturday they can hang with the Patriots in Foxborough, facing goal-to-go and trailing by a touchdown with less than two minutes to go.But New England’s defense got into the backfield on third and fourth downs, sacking Allen and then forcing a desperation heave that was knocked down, ending the Bills’ (10-5) divisional hopes. The Patriots (12-3) kneeled out a 24-17 win that secures their 11th consecutive AFC East championship. 5️⃣3️⃣9️⃣ @TomBrady ties Peyton Manning for second all-time on the career passing TD list! #GoPats📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/65Ofnzje46— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20194:40 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Bills. Buffalo can’t do much with the short field, but it’s still 3 points. Bills 3, Patriots 0.4:36 p.m.: FUMBLE, Patriots. Rex Burkhead has a solid gain, but he’s caught from behind by Jordan Poyer, who punches the ball out. Micah Hyde falls on it and returns it all the way back to the Patriots 29-yard line. Huge swing early.. @J_poyer21 forces it out and @micah_hyde returns the fumble inside Patriots territory! #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/vwbILxz64x— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20194:33 p.m.: New England begins with on its own 21 after a poor return. The home team dominated time of possession, holding the ball for 38:52, but couldn’t always turn long drives into touchdowns. Patriots drives of 8:58 and 6:40 both ended with field goals, helping allow Buffalo to stick around.MORE: Watch select NFL games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Big plays powered the Bills offense. Allen (13 for 26, 208 yards, two touchdowns) found tight end Dawson Knox for 33 yards to get down to the 1-yard line, eventually stealing a game-tying touchdown with one second left before halftime.After entering the half tied 10-10, a 53-yard touchdown pass from Allen to John Brown midway through the third quarter put the Bills up 17-13, their first lead of the game.VIDEO: Bills-Patriots highlightsQuarterback Tom Brady (26-for-33 passing, 271 yards, one touchdown), though, led scoring drives on the following two possessions, putting New England back up. The first was one of those long series that only led to a field goal, but the Patriots reached the end zone their following trip down the field.With a successful 2-point conversion, that put Buffalo down 24-17 with 5:06 to play. Allen brought the Bills down to the 8-yard line, only to go backward from there, giving New England a win.Check out Sporting News’ scoring updates and highlights from the Week 16 AFC East showdown:Patriots vs. Bills final score Q1Q2Q3Q4FPatriots736824Bills377017Patriots vs. Bills updates, highlightsFinal: Patriots 24, Bills 177:33 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Bills. New England sacks Allen on third-and-goal and brings the house on fourth. Allen retreats for his life and puts it up for grabs in the end zone, but it’s easily broken up. The Patriots will win the game and the AFC East.7:29 p.m.: The two-minute warning hits with Buffalo thinking over a second-and-goal from the 9.. @JoshAllenQB with a big-time throw! @BuffaloBills inside the 10. #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/OELiJuzhcb— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20197:24 p.m.: Allen sneaks for the first down, barely. Took a bounce to the outside, and then a dive for the line to gain. He should’ve gotten a free 15 yards for a facemask, but the referees missed it.. @JoshAllenQB ‘s extra effort on 4th & 1 earns the first down! #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/8QcS208ugG— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20197:23 p.m.: The Bills are driving but face a fourth-and-1 on the 30.7:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Patriots. Rex Burkhead breaks a couple of tackles on the goal-line for a short score. New England takes the lead with about 5 minutes left, adding on a 2-point conversion from Brady to Edelman. Patriots 24, Bills 17.Rex Burkhead powers through to put the @Patriots on top! @RBrex34 #GoPats📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/c6X5BKtJLV— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20197:07 p.m.: Edelman has returned to the game, and the Patriots are in the red zone.. @Edelman11 slips a tackle and picks up 30! #GoPats📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/G5EStCdyoo— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20196:59 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. Yet another long drive for the Patriots. Eleven plays, 77 yards, 6:40. But Brady gets stopped short on a third-and-goal scramble, so New England settles for another kick. Bills 17, Patriots 16.End third quarter: Bills 17, Patriots 136:40 p.m.: Julian Edelman, who ran into a DB and was down on the field for a bit, heads to the locker room eventually. He was allowed to remain in the game initially, though.6:35 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bills. Allen to John Brown for 53 yards on the third drive after halftime. Buffalo has its first lead of the game. Bills 17, Patriots 13.SMOKEY BROWN.53-yard TD on the pass from @JoshAllenQB to take the lead! #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/PIuP7q5YNW— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20196:27 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. New England can’t pick up a third-and-18, and require a 51-yard Nick Folk kick to retake the lead. Patriots 13, Bills 10.6:17 p.m.: Buffalo begins the second half with possession.Halftime: Patriots 10, Bills 106:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bills. Some trickery from Buffalo results in a big boy touchdown. Allen finds offensive tackle Dion Dawkins, who reported as eligible, on a throwback to tie it with one second left. Patriots 10, Bills 10.BIG MAN TD!Dion Dawkins hauls in the @BuffaloBills touchdown to tie it up. #GoBills @DDawkins66📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: https://t.co/tbGyM1cXB3How to watch on any device: https://t.co/9oFWSFEujX pic.twitter.com/9ehc5D2TUc— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20195:57 p.m.: Huge play for the Bills just before the end of the half. Josh Allen hits tight end Dawson Knox for 33 yards, down to the 1-yard line. Was originally ruled a touchdown. Buffalo now faces first-and-goal from the 1 with 10 seconds left and no timeouts.5:53 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Patriots. This has been a very long final two minutes, but it may finally come to an end. New England goes for it on fourth-and-1 just outside the 40, and some jet sweep action to N’Keal Harry gets blown up by Kevin Johnson.5:36 p.m.: This play from earlier in the second quarter may get some attention.Here’s Tom Brady attempting to trip Ed Oliver. #Bills #Patriots pic.twitter.com/wTjb6tNJ6c— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) December 21, 20195:27 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. New England uses 17 plays and 8:58(!) to go 81 yards and settle for a field goal. An illegal block penalty put Brady behind the sticks, and he couldn’t get out of it. Patriots 10, Bills 3.5:18 p.m.: The Patriots barely convert a fourth-and-1 on about the 30-yard line.End first quarter: Patriots 7, Bills 34:53 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Patriots. Tom Brady hits Matt LaCosse for an 8-yard score. Long drive that took 7:26 off the clock. Patriots 7, Bills 3.last_img read more

Rocks and Rings program Rocks a big one

first_imgThe program allows students to experience a high energy, fun-filled session using unique floor curling equipment as they learn about the sport in their school’s gymnasium. With each elementary school visit, the Capital One Rocks & Rings program reaches seven to eight classes or approximately 150 to 200 students. Upon completion, each student receives a graduation certificate and valuable information on where and how the student and his or her parents can get involved in curling in their area.The addition of the Capital One Rocks and Rings program is part of an overall strategic plan adopted by the Nelson Curling Club.The idea, following on the heels of the success from the 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympics Games, is to increase participation in the sport and ultimately, membership in their curling centre.  And the program appears to be working as almost 40 new adult curlers registered in the Friday night mixed league alone.There has also been a sizeable increase in the junior curling program — a junior fun spiel in Nelson attracted 16 teams from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Riondel, Salmo and Kaslo. Schools have enthusiastically embraced the Rocks and Rings program and followed through by subsequently offering curling as an option for students for the schools’ winter activity program.  For more information, please visit www nelsoncurling.com. It’s clear from the response of the participants the Capital One Rocks & Rings program rocks.The Capital One Rocks & Rings is an off-ice program that has been able to generate interest in the sport. The program focuses on children and families who would not otherwise receive the opportunity, with the ultimate goal being increased participation in the sport.Under the enthusiastic guidance of junior curler instructors Chris Haynes, Alex Breen, and Kazia Drake, more than 1000 elementary students in the area have been introduced to the sport, including schools at South Nelson, Blewett, Hume, Redfish, Rosemont, Brent Kennedy, Nelson Christian School and McLean Elementary in Rossland.   The instructors have also been invited to present the program in Cranbrook, Kimberley and Kelowna.last_img read more

Voisard, Cooke sparkle for Selects in Kootenay Zone title run

first_imgThe Nelson Selects are off to the 2011 B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Powell River.The Selects scored a pair of shutout victories over Kootenay South and Cranbrook at the Kootenay U13 Girl’s Soccer Playdowns Saturday in Castlegar.“The coaches are extremely pleased with the effort and skill shown by the Nelson squad this weekend,” said co-coach Pat Perkins after Nelson dumped Cranbrook Rovers 6-0 and rival Kootenay South Rockets 2-0.“This was the team’s best performance of the year and all players should be proud of their performance individually and as a squad.”Paul Burkart is the other U13 co-coach.The run to the zone title was not as easy as the scores appear.The contest against Kootenay South was scoreless at halftime before Darian Voisard potted a pair of markers to give Nelson the victory.Haley Cooke was solid between the pipes for Nelson.Needing a victory to secure the title, the Selects made not mistake against the Rovers, pounding the East Kootenay squad.Voisard paced the attack with three goals with singles going to Naomi Perkins, Amelia Martze, and Lakpa DietCooke earned her second shutout of the day.The Selects travel to Cranbrook to compete in the Sam Steele Days tournament before heading west to Power River for the U13 Provincial B Cup July 7-10.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Koke revitalizes Atlético

first_imgAtlético returned to the path of triumph coinciding with Koke’s return. The captain was lost five games since its last appearance in the Spanish Super Cup, with Barcelona goal included, and the team’s balance had been one draw and four losses, one of them on penalties in the final of the tournament in Arabia. It took Koke five minutes to show his importance in the team giving Correa assistance for the goal that ultimately would give Atlético three points against Granada. He received a throw-in from Saul in the area and left the free ball for the shot of the Argentine against Aaron. His 68th goal pass in the last ten seasons in the League, only improved by Messi (133) and Benzema (75). The captain participated a lot in the game in a position that Simeone has exploded little lately, that of midpoint behind the two strikers, Correa and Vitolo, forming a rhombus in the center of the field. The ‘6’ was located in the upper vertex, with Thomas pivot, Llorente fallen to the right and Saul to the left, something that favored his participation with the ball in the hot meters. In defense he passed the double pivot with Thomas, delaying his position to contribute to the recovery. A facet where it went The best team with nine steals. Koke was omnipresent while his gas lasted, coming into play by falling to the left, the profile he likes most, right to help Llorente and showing each time he had the option to come into play. That participatory and involved soccer player who has not had a substitute during his absence due to injury, someone who offers and is a support for the teammate is more or less successful later. He also pulled gallons to reinstate a lost character in the team, something that led him to see the yellow card for claiming a soldier elbow on Saul and its subsequent recrimination to the rojiblanco player. Koke reprimanded his attitude at nine and ended up admonished, but without letting the tip try to scare a partner. With the passing of the minutes the midfielder began to notice the inactivity, appearing with less continuity in the space of time where Atlético was going back meters and losing weight in the match. Despite this finished with 47 passes completed of 52 attempts (90.4% of success). A player who is capital for Simeone and who has missed the Argentine coach so much during his absence. Koke is back and with him the triumphs returned.last_img read more

Dr. Amos Sawyer Turns 70 on Monday

first_imgDr. Amos C. Sawyer, Chairman of the Governance Commission and former Chairman of the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU), turns 70 on Monday, June 15.A 1966 graduate of the University of Liberia, Amos was awarded a fellowship to pursue graduate studies at Northwestern University, where he took the PhD degree in Political Science in 1973. He returned home and was later appointed dean of Liberia College, the UL’s Liberal Arts college, where as a Political Science teacher, he attracted one of the largest classes at the university. The administration, given the huge number of students in that class, was forced to transfer it to the UL auditorium. It was during has days as a UL professor that he joined Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh and Dew Tuan Wleh Mayson in founding the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA). MOJA and Baccus Mathews’s Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL) became the leading political activists of the 1970s. The two groups conscientized Liberian students and youth, enhanced their political awareness and sharpened their rhetoric for change in Liberia. By the end of the 1970s the time had come for change. President William R. Tolbert, Jr. himself tried to bring about some changes in the way the government did business, but was unable to convince his other stalwarts in the True Whig Party to follow him. During that period Liberia was still ruled as an oligarchy (government by the few). Baccus Matthews’ PAL, meanwhile, organized the April 14. 1979 demonstration to protest government’s alleged attempt to increase the price of rice, Liberia’s staple food. The government mishandled the protest. Despite pleadings to President Tolbert by the veteran teacher, constitutional analyst and pamphleteer Albert Porte, to “let the young people march—it is their constitutional right”—Tolbert and his Justice Minister Oliver Bright demanded that the march should be called off or, in the words of the hard line Justice Minister, Cllr. Bright, “we will shoot.” And shoot the government did as the demonstrators passed the Information Ministry en route to the Mansion. That led to pandemonium and turned the march into a full scale riot that shut down Monrovia for three days or more with widespread looting and burning throughout the city. Over 100 people were killed and government had to cough up US$100 million to compensate businesspeople who had lost so much during the looting and destruction. April 14 led to another Baccus Mathews protest in March 1980, when the PAL people, in the early night hours, marched to the Executive Mansion demanding the resignation of President Tolbert. Matthews and several of his followers were arrested and imprisoned in the Post Stockade, the government’s maximum security prison at the Barclay Training Center. The following month, on April 12, the coup d’etat occurred, when 17 young enlisted men, of the Armed Forces of Liberia, led by Master Sergeant Samuel K. Doe, stormed the Mansion and killed President Tolbert. Most government officials were arrested and imprisoned and on April 22, 13 of Tolbert’s top most officials were executed by firing squad at the BTC beach. Baccus Matthews and many of his fellow prisoners emerged from prison to occupy top positions in government, he as Foreign Minister. Sawyer, Tipoteh, Fahnbulleh, Dew Mayson and Matthews, who led the intellectual and political basis for the avalanche that was to come, will forever regret that despite all their thinking and action, they had made no plan for any eventuality. That is why the enlisted men, who now called themselves the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), did not seize power only, but seized the intellectuals, too, and made them do the young soldiers’ bidding. Not long after the coup, for example, Doe demanded that all Ministers of government become enlisted in the Armed Forces as uniformed majors. In 1982-83 Doe turned to Amos Sawyer to head the 25-person National Constitution Commission (NCC). The Commission worked around the clock and by 1983-84 they were ready with their draft, which they submitted to Doe. Doe lifted the ban on politics and several persons, including Amos Sawyer, announced that they intended to seek the Presidency. That infuriated Samuel Doe who himself had presidential ambition. Shortly following a trip to Germany, Doe had Sawyer arrested and imprisoned, accused of “a socialist plot.” That is when the students of the University of Liberia went on a strike, commenced a vociferous (loud, noisy) vigil at the UL gate demanding their beloved professor’s release or else they would not return to classes. Not long thereafter Doe went to the Capitol Building and demanded that the UL students “move or be removed.” Minutes later, Defense Minister Gray D. Allison, licking his mouth like a hungry lion, led a stream of blood thirsty soldiers to the UL campus, where they shot at, beat up, stripped naked many students and faculty and even committed rape. Doe later disbanded the entire UL administration, which was headed by a tough and forthright president, Dr. Mary Antoinette Brown Sherman. The coup, which was terribly mismanaged, led to the civil war. It was during the civil war, especially following the massacre at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on June 29, 1990—when over 600 people were brutally murdered by soldiers loyal to Samuel Doe—that the Mediation Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) convened a meeting in Banjul, The Gambia. The meeting was called by the Committee’s Chairman, Gambia President Sir Dawda K. Jawara. That meeting, held August 6-7, took the momentous decision to send into Liberia ECOMOG, the ECOWAS peace keeping force, to stop the war. That meeting was followed in mid-September by the convening by President Jawara of an All Party Liberian Conference. It was at that conference that Amos C. Sawyer was elected Chairman of the Interim Government of National Unity.A short while later he and his team of officials moved into Monrovia and took up the authority of governance. He served until 1994 when began a series of other interim arrangements that led to Charles Taylor’s election in 1997 as President of Liberia. But Taylor’s corruption, mismanagement and intransigence led to the protraction of the civil war, in which nearly 300,000 people were killed and the country’s infrastructure almost totally destroyed, setting the country 50 years backward. Amos Claudius Sawyer was born on June 15, 1945 in Greenville, Sinoe County, to the union of Abel and Sarah Sawyer. Amos is married to Mrs. Comfort Sawyer. He celebrates his 70th birthday on Sunday ensuing with a thanksgiving service at his parish, the St. Stephen Episcopal Church at 10th Street, Monrovia. Amos has had a rich life filled with many accomplishments. As Chair of the Governance Commission, he and his colleagues and many other consultants from a cross-section of the country, have set in place a framework for the devolution of power—the handing of power from the presidency—which some say is among the most powerful presidencies in the world—to the people. It will be the culmination of his lifelong dream the day this devolution of power is complete and the Liberian people at the county, city, town and village levels begin to share in a genuine way the nation’s power, which the 1986 Constitution affirms is “inherent in the people.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brumskine/Karnwea Ticket Announced

first_imgBrumskine lifts Karnwea’s hand in the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf City Hall in Saclepea to rounds of applause from the audienceThe political leader of Liberty Party (LP), Charles Walker Brumskine, on Saturday named former Forestry Development Authority (FDA) managing director, Harrison S. Karnwea, Sr., as his presidential running mate.Karnwea, a native of Nimba County in northern Liberia, was subsequently elected unopposed as deputy standard bearer of the LP by delegates at a daylong special meeting of the party’s national, county and legislative aspirants in Saclepea, Nimba County, on Saturday, March 18.Karnwea, a former superintendent of vote-rich Nimba County and Minister of Internal Affairs, resigned recently from the ruling Unity Party (UP) in favor of the opposition, Liberty Party.In spite of the many criticisms of Karnwea’s decision to cross over to the LP, Brumskine told the gathering that selecting him was based on recommendations from a special committee set-up by the LP.He said that the Brumskine-Karnwea ticket will bring victory, not only to the LP, but to the country, which will eventually witness tremendous developments.Amid great excitement in the audience, Brumskine said, “It is my pleasing duty to announce to you that Nimba County has been selected to produce the next vice president of the Republic of Liberia, and is therefore my honor to inform Liberia that the honorable Harrison Karnwea has been selected as my running mate.”In a brief statement, Karnwea accepted his selection as vice standard bearer and promised “to work overtime” to ensure that the party wins the October 10 elections.“By this acceptance here, now and today, my intent and desire for the vice standard bearer position of the LP are hereby created and expressed,” he said.Mr. Karnwea told partisans that he would, alongside Brumskine and the other partisans and sympathizers, canvass for votes when the campaign process kicks off so that the party can effectively and efficiently challenge all other political parties during the elections.“Sincerely speaking, I see no ticket so unifying Liberians than our ticket that sends out a clear message that ‘united we stand, divided we fall.’ I see no ticket deserving victory than our ticket. I see no ticket that can be easily entrusted with the future of this country other than our ticket,” Karnwea said to rounds of applause from the floor.“I see no ticket that sends out a clear and loud message of peace, reconciliation and unity than the LP’s ticket that features Brumskine and I.”Karnwea indicated that through the LP ticket, he sees a Liberia on the best and proper trajectory for progress and development, adding that, “On our ticket, I see giants and real warriors in the political war to effectively minimize corruption.”The LP vice standard bearer continued by saying that on the party’s 2017 ticket, he sees real patriots with the minds and hearts to put Liberia first, and: “On our ticket I see a better future for the old and young Liberians no matter which village, town or quarter you find yourselves. I can say this ticket is a vote magnet that will attract the votes to push the LP to the leadership of this country in the upcoming elections.”The former UP stalwart said from the day he decided to make LP his political home, he started to effectively put together all the political energies, tactics and strategies to ensure that the party captures state power “from a party that desperately wishes to dominate the political landscape for 24 years.”Karnwea said he feels strongly that re-electing UP for the third time would be the wrong message for Liberians to send to the outside world, “and that we are satisfied with the maintenance of the status quo.”“I refuse to accept that Liberians will be satisfied with giving our country to one party for 24 consecutive years or more in the spirit of acceptance of superficial reforms against a transformative agenda that brings about serious systematic and positive changes for Liberia’s progress, which the LP stands to usher,” Karnwea said.Shortly after the pronouncement of Karnwea as the LP’s vice standard bearer, there were mixed reactions from some Liberians who consider his crossing over to the UP as betrayal to Vice President Joseph Boakai, in whose honor Karnwea named one of his quadruplets.  Another is named in honor of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, while the other two are named in honor of Mr. Karnwea and his mother, Monsoun, respectively.“I believe Karnwea has violated the tradition of naming a child after an individual by defecting from the UP to seek for Boakai’s position as VP,” said a Karnwea admirer only identified as Nyahn.A female well-wisher at Saturday’s occasion and many of her colleagues welcomed the revelation of the Brumskine-Karnwea ticket.Kou Meipein, who admires Karnwea’s forcefulness when it comes to development and his stance against corruption, and her colleagues believe that the selection of Mr. Karnwea as Brumskine’s running mate is the best decision the LP has so far made on its political sojourn.In a related development, the LP political leadership has commissioned the Bahn/Buutuo highway, which has remained deplorable over the years.At a brief groundbreaking ceremony earlier in Bahn City, Brumskine and Karnwea assured the gathering that the LP was reconditioning the road to revive the “lost hope of residents, and also to increase government’s revenue intake from that part of the country,” which connects Liberia to Ivory Coast.Bahn City Mayor Angie Dopoe, on behalf the residents, commended Mr. Karnwea and the LP for their decision to recondition the Bahn/Buutuo road network.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GARDAI SWOOP AFTER ANOTHER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

first_imgGARDAI have stepped up security along the Border tonight after another attempted robbery on Main Street in Newtowncunningham today.A man armed with a knife entered Gerard McNeill’s grocery shop around 4pm, but was thwarted in his robbery attempts.He left the premises empty-handed. Gardai have set up patrols in the area in the hunt for the robber.Cllr Paul Canning said he had been assured by Gardai that patrols along the Border with counties Derry and Tyrone has been stepped up this evening.Today’s incident follows three robberies in Lifford in recent days.Donegal Daily has learned senior Gardai and senior PSNI officers are working closely in identifying the gangs behind the raids. Two men have been arrested in Strabane as part of the joint operations. GARDAI SWOOP AFTER ANOTHER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY was last modified: July 6th, 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:GARDAI SWOOP AFTER ANOTHER ATTEMPTED ROBBERYlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN JAILED FOR HAVING IMITATION FIREARM

first_imgA dissident republican from Donegal has been jailed for having an imitation firearm.Detectives from Serious Crime Branch welcomed the sentence imposed on Finbar Kelly, one of two men jailed after they were arrested in a police operation against dissident republican terrorists.Kelly, 36, received a two-year jail term suspended for two years after admitting having an imitation gun and a statement from a drug vigilante group. John Joseph McNally (47) from Belfast was jailed for 22 months after pleading guilty to having an imitation gun.Police stopped a car in Newtownabbey on 30 August 2012 and recovered an imitation firearm. During a follow-up search at Kelly’s home a document which appeared to be a speech on behalf of a drugs vigilante group was recovered, containing threats to drug dealers and those involved in anti social behaviour.Welcoming the sentences at Laganside Court in Belfast today, a spokesman for Serious Crime Branch said: “Some of our communities are terrorised by those who purport to be their protectors. We will do everything we can to ensure such criminals do not succeed. We would encourage everyone to work with us to ensure the rule of law is upheld and the threat of violence is reduced.”DONEGAL MAN JAILED FOR HAVING IMITATION FIREARM was last modified: March 28th, 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:donegaldrugsFinbar Kellyimitation gunvigilanteslast_img read more

LADIES FOOTBALL: GLENTIES COMPREHENSIVE GIRLS THROUGH TO ULSTER FINAL

first_imgSt Columba’s GlentiesTHE first and second year girls of St Columba’s Comprehensive are through to the Ulster final after a superb display of ladies gaelic football at Garvaghey.The Glenties girls dominated the opening half of their semi-final clash with St Louis’ from Carrickmacross and led by 15 points at the break.The Monaghan girls were back in the game in the second half but St Columba’s held their nerve, helped in no small measure by their keeper – and player of the match – Bronagh Gallagher. Final score St.Columba’s Glenties 6-13 St Louis Carrickmacross 3-12Goal scorers Danielle McDevitt 2, Amy Boyle Carr 2, Laura Furey, Sarah Harkin LADIES FOOTBALL: GLENTIES COMPREHENSIVE GIRLS THROUGH TO ULSTER FINAL was last modified: May 14th, 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:GlentiesLadies FootballSt Columba’s Comprehensivelast_img read more