Messi’s ‘bomb’ falls in the middle of the summit between Thebes and the clubs

first_imgLaLiga, for now, has set out its vision of the moment the competition is going through. He has also reported all the possible scenarios that are being considered at this time to restart the championship, in which there is already less optimism than a week ago and in which it is assumed that the League will end playing and that there will be football this summer , maybe without an audience, taking advantage of the transfer of the Euro Cup to 2021. Thebes has reported on his last meeting with AFE, in which it was proposed to play next Christmas in the event that this season ends after schedule and if it is necessary to delay the start of the next as already believed. In addition, it has recurred again, as it did last week, when the employers will support, help and coordinate all the ERTE requests that the clubs want to undertake. Regarding the drop in salaries of its professional staff, the general feeling is that club-by-club negotiation with your players is preferable rather than a general rule imposed from above, since there are entities that belong to the members and others do not, each with its peculiarities, and also each club-player contract is a world. On the morning of this Monday an important telematic meeting is taking place between Javier Tebas and all the presidents of the 42 professional clubs in Spanish football. The president of LaLiga has met from 11:00 a.m. to more than 2:00 p.m. (an hour and a half more than expected) with the leaders and CEOs of Primera and, since then, has been doing so with those of Primera. In the middle of this summit the Messi bomb has fallen, which again shakes Barça and can set the pace for the rest of the clubs.The objective of the video conference appointment between LaLiga and the clubs is to analyze the current situation of economic crisis, following the coronavirus pandemic, in order to find short-term solutions to alleviate the effects that are already being noticed in the accounts. Thebes will later inform David Aganzo (AFE), at 6:00 pm, in the third face-to-face in just seven days between the two leaders.last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence: Rally around the West Indies

first_imgThe victory by the young West Indians in last week’s Under-19 World Cup is brilliant news. It offers hope that the West Indies has the gumption to organise to win important tournaments in world cricket. It could be a launching pad to a new era of success. However you view the stumping controversy that arose early in the tournament, it must have loaded pressure on the West Indies team and its management. It’s even more reason to tap them all on the back. With Shivnarine Chanderpaul gone and the likelihood of other veterans going in the next few years, the young West Indies could be playing senior international cricket in the near future. Their watchwords must be patience and practise. Both will be needed to hurdle the challenges ahead. The sobering truth is that some young prospects never blossom. In 1995, Obea Moore ran 45.14 seconds for 400 metres to win the Pan-Am Junior title. His form then, at age 16, boosted his Muir High School team to a Penn Relays 4x400m record and vaulted him into the imagination of American track fans. A decade earlier, Richard Bucknor of Calabar held off another US sensation, William Reed of Central High, to secure 4x400m honours at the 1986 Penn Relays. Reed had already run the 400 metres in 45.17 seconds though just 15. Bucknor went on to a noteworthy career as a 110-metre hurdler for Texas A&M University and reached the semi-finals at the 1988 Olympics. By contrast, Reed and Moore faded as they grew older. Neither ever qualified for the US Olympic team. The young West Indians need to work diligently to avoid a similar fate. More than that, those who helped to mastermind their wonderful victory must keep working to groom them. With the cricket classroom of English county cricket long gone, the development of alternative methods of nurturing the region’s young crickets must continue. In this age when the Internet has brought copious knowledge to our fingertips, while also shortening attention spans, this effort must be extended. With a smaller talent pool than Australia, England, India and South Africa, success depends on keeping the champion team and other young West Indies prospects in the game. Late bloomers can jump into the pool of possible selection when the time is right. When the celebrations end, and no one should begrudge the team if it carries them on a bit, we can look to the future with optimism. All stakeholders will have to rally around the West Indies with the needed goodwill, ingenuity, and resources to make Test cricket success a reality again. If the story of these world champion West Indians is to have a happy ending, it’s the only way. – Hubert Lawrence has watched Champs, international cricket, and schoolboy football at Sabina Park.last_img read more

‘Football is for men’ – Remember this comment Mourinho?

first_img Nemanja Matic was dismissed for his reaction to Ashley Barnes’ challenge 1 Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho seems to have a short memory.The Portuguese was on the attack over the weekend, as his table toppers dropped two valuable points in a draw against Burnley that was marred by poor refereeing throughout.Undoubtedly, the flash point came as Nemanja Matic was sent off for his reaction to a tackle from Ashley Barnes that Mourinho described as ‘career ending’, but as the footage below shows, perhaps his player should have been more of ‘a man’ about the challenge.While Barnes’ challenge was undoubtedly wild and probably should have seen him dismissed, when Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel carried out a similar tackle to Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta last season, Mourinho responded in this fashion:Mourinho then went on to say of Arsenal’s reaction to the challenge: “They like to cry – that’s tradition.“Football is a game of contact. English football, winter, water on the pitch, the sliding tackles become at a fantastic speed. So be proud, play with pride.”Should Mourinho apologise to Arsenal?last_img read more

Chelsea fans furious as academy youngster ‘demands’ higher wages than Harry Kane

first_img1 The England Under-21 international has one year remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge It’s getting easier and easier to hit the big time in the Premier League.Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke, who has only one year remaining on his contract, is demanding £50,000 a week and the promise of senior action to put pen to paper on a new deal, according to the Daily Mail.He currently pockets £8,000 a week and, as can be imagined, his alleged financial request – considering he is yet to start a game for the first team – has not gone down well with Blues supporters.To put this into a little perspective, the Premier League’s top scorer Harry Kane currently earns £35,000 a week at Tottenham Hotspur.And, ironically the news arrived on the same day Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata spoke of the ‘obscene’ amount of money footballers earn.Check out what Chelsea fans think of Solanke’s demands below…last_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Chelsea winning £50m race for in-demand Virgil van Dijk

first_img1 Chelsea are ‘closing in’ on the £50million signing of Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, according to reports.The Dutchman has been one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League ahead of the upcoming transfer window.The majority of the top flight’s biggest sides are all looking to strengthen their back lines in the summer, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal all chasing Van Dijk.LISTEN: Chelsea and Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk ‘ready for move to top club’, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers tells talkSPORTAccording to The Sun, Arsenal had offered to make the 25-year-old one of their highest-paid players to seal the swoop.But Van Dijk, who is still on the sidelines with an ankle injury he suffered in January, is said to have passed up the move and prefers to join Chelsea, who are looking for a replacement for long-term captain John Terry this summer.And Chelsea are said to be confident of sealing a £50m deal for the Dutch international, after offering to include young defender Andreas Christensen in the deal with Southampton.The 21-year-old Dane has spent two seasons on loan with German club Borussia Monchengladbach, where he has impressed and quickly become a regular member of their first-team.And the Saints have reportedly been tempted to part with star asset Van Dijk, as long as the deal will see highly-rated Christensen move to St Mary’s. Will Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk play in Chelsea blue next season? last_img read more

Hull offer winger new deal following club’s relegation from Premier League

first_imgShaun Maloney has been offered fresh terms to remain with Hull following their relegation to the Championship.The Tigers announced their retained list on Wednesday and confirmed that there is an offer on the table for Scottish winger Maloney, 34, to stay on next season.A club statement read: “Shaun Maloney, who is set to see his current contract expire at the end of next month, has been offered a new deal for next season, as have youngsters Jonathan Edwards and Harvey Rodgers who both spent the second half of the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Accrington Stanley.”Maloney originally penned a two-year deal with Hull in 2015 after a spell in Major League Soccer and he featured in 14 games for the club last term.One player who will not be kept on is defender Alex Bruce, who is leaving after five years with the club.Bruce, the son of former Tigers manager Steve, won two promotions and made 104 appearances for Hull, though the last of those came over a year ago.He had already confirmed his departure was imminent earlier this week, writing on Twitter: “they were 4 great years the injury has made this season a tough one but I’m looking forward to next season wherever that may be”. 1 Hull City want Shaun Maloney to stay at the club last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA DEFEATED BY BUNDORAN IN ALL-COUNTY DIVISION TWO

first_imgGAEIL FHÁNADA GAA NOTESLotto Results No jackpot winner. Numbers were 1, 9, 14, 15, 20 B 20. €100 Angela Blaney, Rosnakill €50 Oisin Blaney Rosnakill. Next week’s jackpot is €2,750. Realt na Mara 0:15 v Gaeil Fhánada 0:13Bundoran got off to a fast start in this match and went three points ahead. Fanad responded with a great score from Michael Sweeney. Bundoran added two further points beforeFanad Gaels hit back with three points in a row from Ryan McGonigle, Oisin Shiels and Seami ‘Nanny’ Friel.The Gaels then had Mark Friel black carded which was judged to be a very harsh decision by the away team and supporters. This seemed to upset Fanad and Bundoran took full advantage and added three more scores before the interval leaving the scores at 0-08 to 0-04 to the home team. Fanad Gaels started the second half with intent and raised the white flag five times in a row with great team work especially in midfield where Michael Sweeney took control with an exhibition of excellent fielding. He had help from Aidan McAteer and Seami Frielwho were in great form. Fanad had chances to put further scores on the board but could not convert any of them.Bundoran then steadied the ship and played a great running game and kicked two Keeney frees. This game was up for grabs for whoever could push on and take the game by the scruff of the neck. With the game all level going into the final stages, it was Bundoran who got the last two scores and more importantly two valuable points. Gaeil Fhánada: Mark McConigley, Joe Blaney, Fergal ‘Una’ Friel, Cathal Martin, Ronan McAteer, PatrickMcConigley, Ryan McGonigle 0:02, Kevin McElwaine, Michael Sweeney 0:03, Mark ‘Nanny’ Friel, Seami ‘Nanny’Friel 0:07, Johnny ‘Nanny’ Friel, Aidan ‘Murray’ McAteer,Oisin Shiels 0:01, Marty McAteer. Subs Frankie Sweeney for Mark, Jerry Diver Friel for Oisin Shiels, Brendan Callaghan for Marty McAteer. Referee Andrew Mullan.Realt na Mara Reserves 3:09 v Gaeil Fhánada 1:11Our Reserves played very well in a very controversial game. Best for Gaeil Fhánada was Conor McFadden, AidanHeraghty, Brendan ‘Nanny’ Friel & Jerry ‘Diver’ Friel.Gaeil Fhánada: Paul O’ Connor, Michael Heraghty, Paul Coyle 0:01, Paul Martin, Aidan Heraghty, Brendan Callaghan,Conor McFadden 0:01, Eamonn Sweeney 0:01, ColmMcGonigle, Brendan Friel, Jerry Friel 0:02, Kevin Loughrey, Charlie Crerand 0:02, Shaun McGovern 1:01, Niall Carr 0:03,Conor McConigley, Declan Coyle for Kevin Loughrey, GaryMcGonigle for Charlie Crerand, James Martin. Referee Niall McCready.Doire v Dún na nGallÁdh mór chuig na buachaillí ar foireann Dún na nGall. ibPáirc na gCeilteach ó gach duine i Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G. Good luck also to Donegal Minors playing in Celtic Park on Sunday especially to Lorcan Connor (son of our manager Cookie) from Downings and plays for our Mulroy Gaels Minor team who is a member of the Donegal Minor squad.VHI Cúl CampTime to book your child’s place on our GAA Cúl Camp which always proves a popular week of fun and games. For further info see www.kelloggsculcamp.gaa.ie or contact Fiona Shiels.100 Club May Winners€1000: John Joe & Winnie McConigley Cashelprehen€250: Pat & Bernie Murphy Kerrykeel€250: John Friel Johnny NedWell done everyone!Winners of the draw for the match tickets for Derry v Donegal game on Sunday were Bridie Doherty, Ballyheerin and James Connors, Letterkenny.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA DEFEATED BY BUNDORAN IN ALL-COUNTY DIVISION TWO was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fanad gaelsGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

CYCLIST DEIGNAN PULLS OFF DREAM DEAL AS HE JOINS TEAM SKY

first_imgDonegal cyclist Philip Deignan has pulled off the deal of a lifetime after signing a deal with the famous Team Sky racing outfit.The Letterkenny man is expected to join some of the world’s top cyclists including Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome next season.Deignan, who turns 30 on Saturday, has ben rewarded for many years of hard work in the saddle. Philip will team up with some of the most talented riders in the world in the world’s biggest team — one that has claimed the last two Tours de France.Deignan has long been earmarked as one of the most talented riders in Ireland but never quite found the team to prove himself on.Now he is to be given the perfect opportunity to do just that with a team that will back him al the way.A prolific mountain climber, this season could now see Deignan fulfill his dream and stand beside the greats of Irish cycling including Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.  CYCLIST DEIGNAN PULLS OFF DREAM DEAL AS HE JOINS TEAM SKY was last modified: September 5th, 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:CYCLISTletterkennyPhilip DeignanTeam Skylast_img read more

WORST GORSE FIRES IN YEARS RAGE THROUGH WEST DONEGAL

first_imgThe blaze in Glenties todaySOME of the worst gorse fires seen in Donegal in years raged into the early hours of this morning as fire crews battled the inferno.It proved to be a very busy night for fire crews from both Glenties and Donegal TownAt approximately 9.30 two units from Glenties and Donegal Town responded to a large hill and gorse fire in the Frosses / Mountcharles area which wasn’t got under control to around 1 am. Half an hour later – at 1.30am – Glenties crews were called out once again, this time to a large forest fire on the main Glenties to Killybegs Road where they remained til 6 am this morning Saturday.While at the scene of this fire the Glenties Fire Crew were called to a road traffic accident also to which the Dungloe Brigade had to respond to and casualties were transferred to Hospital in Letterkenny.Dungloe, Gweedore and Falcarragh have had a busy Friday also with Gorse Fires“It has been an extremely busy 12 hours,” said a Fire Service spokesman. “We have dealt with fires right across the west of the county overnight.” WORST GORSE FIRES IN YEARS RAGE THROUGH WEST DONEGAL was last modified: April 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:glenties gorse firelast_img read more

Let’s ‘ear’ it for Frankie after lucky tumour discovery!

first_imgBallybofey man Frankie Quinn is singing ‘thank you for the music’ after the local Specsavers hearing team made a clever detection that changed his life for the better.When the audiology team at Letterkenny suggested that Frankie Quinn had a hearing screening after his routine eye test, his life was transformed.He did have some hearing issues, but he didn’t know that a noncancerous tumour was part of the problem until that hearing test. Frankie, aged 65, is very active in his community and a keen member of a music band and drama group. Although he didn’t consider his hearing loss a significant health issue, he realised following his diagnosis that he had been suffering in silence. Like many people, Frankie often had to lean over the table to hear a conversation properly or rely on one ear to hear music properly.Audiologist Martina McNulty detected a distinct decline in hearing function and he was later diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma.“Hindsight is a great thing. I only realised what I had been missing out on after being fitted with my first hearing aid,” says Frankie. Patient Frankie Quinn and Specsavers Letterkenny Audiology Director Martina McNultyDuring Frankie’s first hearing screening, Martina discovered that there was a noticeable hearing loss in Frankie’s right ear in comparison to his left ear. She referred him to a GP and from there he was sent to a specialist ENT in Letterkenny and then in Dublin. Frankie’s specialist diagnosed an acoustic neuroma in his right ear, a growth that develops on the eighth cranial nerve, and is monitoring him regularly. Thankfully Frankie’s growth is noncancerous and has not worsened. The specialist wrote to Specsavers Letterkenny to congratulate them on their referral, as the onset of Frankie’s acoustic neuroma may have been missed if Martina did not carry out a full screening.Frankie could not praise Martina McNulty and the team at Specsavers Letterkenny enough for changing his life for the better. Patient Frankie Quinn and Specsavers Letterkenny Audiology Director Martina McNultyFrankie says: “Martina was so welcoming and supportive. The team showed empathy. They were professional and thorough in testing and fitting me with my hearing aid. I can now hear music clearly. “I was afraid my condition may have shortened my life as a singer, but I am now a choir singer and feeling confident. “My acoustic neuroma could have been life threatening and I would have been none the wiser if the Specsavers audiology team didn’t carry out a full hearing screening.”Martina fitted Frankie with a small and discreet hearing aid, using technology best suited to his needs. Frankie is very much a welcomed visitor to Specsavers Letterkenny for his hearing aid adjustments and check-ups. After improving his hearing and quality of life, his message to family and friends is: Get the checks and don’t be embarrassed to ask for help.Let’s ‘ear’ it for Frankie after lucky tumour discovery! was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:frankie quinnlast_img read more