Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Atletico come back to beat Lopetegui’s Real Madrid in Super Cup MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Clarkson, who travelled from Los Angeles and had a layover in Singapore, went straight to the GBK Basketball Hall after he landed in Jakarta Thursday and was able to catch his national team as they duked it out against Kazakhstan in the third quarter.The Philippines easily handled the Kazakhs 96-59 while Clarkson watched from the bench beside Asi Taulava.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The NBA initially disallowed Clarkson to join the Philippines in the Asian Games since the league only allows its players to play in the Olympics and Fiba tournaments.Clarkson was then given a “one-time exception” to play in the continental meet after the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ persuasion. The 26-year-old swingman will have four days to acclimate himself with his new team and learn head coach Yeng Guiao’s system. /jeRELATED VIDEO Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson, right, watches on the bench as he arrives during a match against Philippines and Kazakhstan at the men’s basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Clarkson will play with the Philippine team on the next games. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)It took a lot to put Jordan Clarkson in the Philippine bench but it finally happened through hook and crook.After the NBA’s reversal regarding Clarkson’s inclusion to the Philippine team, the Cleveland Cavalier eventually joined the men’s national basketball team in the Indonesia Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown FILE – Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) and center Al Horford (42) celebrate after scoring during the overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Boston. The Celtics won 123-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)ATLANTA — Celtics forward Al Horford has a sore left knee and will miss a game for the first time of the season.Marcus Morris took Horford’s spot in the lineup against Atlanta, making his first start since last season.ADVERTISEMENT Atletico hosts Barcelona with chance to take lead in Spain Horford was listed as probable with the same injury before Wednesday’s home loss to the New York Knicks but finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes. Coach Brad Stevens decided to rest him after Friday’s shoot-around.Horford is averaging 11.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists in his third season with the Celtics. The 12-year veteran spent his first nine seasons in Atlanta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMorris is averaging 13.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in 17 games. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
Minnesota may be known for the Twin Cities, but municipalities in the state also have more than 40 “sister cities” around the world. Brooklyn Park has gone the extra 5,500 miles to connect with its sister, Kakata, Liberia, sending officials there in March 2012 as part of its effort to bolster good relations with its own Liberian population.“Sister Cities is meaningful because we believe we have 5,000 to 6,000 Liberians in Brooklyn Park,“ Mayor Jeffrey Lunde said. Going to Liberia was a step toward elevating engagement with that community, he said. It “proved we were serious.”Brooklyn Park has one of the largest concentrations of Liberians outside the Republic of Liberia. The community accounts for about 10 percent of Brooklyn Park’s population, according to the city. Some of those residents fled from Kakata as refugees of the Liberian civil war and still have family in the African country, Lunde said. “The connection is very powerful.”The Sister Cities program, founded by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, promotes such connections by pairing U.S. and other cities around the world; the goal is to foster cross-cultural understanding and peaceful relationships. Brooklyn Park and Kakata became official “sisters” in July 2012 after delegations from each city had visited the other.A good startThe March 2012 trip to Kakata was “a goodwill kind of experience to learn about the country,” said Robin Martinson, community liaison officer with the Brooklyn Park Police Department. “Ever since we’ve been in Liberia, I think the community feels appreciated. [They] feel that we understand them better.”We’ve “seen that a gap has been bridged,” said Liberian Pastor Alexander Collins, CEO and president of New Horizons Resource Group. The nonprofit helped with the sister cities’ relationship, envisioning it as a way to bring the Liberian community and Brooklyn Park closer together. Collins said that since the trip he has seen his community become actively supportive of the sister city relationship and increasingly involved in Brooklyn Park. There’s a “sense of belonging here,” he said.Martinson said that “one great thing about the  trip … you get to see things.” She explained that people were getting in trouble in Brooklyn Park for things that wouldn’t be considered a problem in Liberia, for example, like cramming people into cars for efficiency, a habit she observed while in Kakata.The right foundationEven before the sister city relationship, Brooklyn Park was trying to set the bar for outreach to its foreign-born community through its police department’s liaison program. The program launched in 2005 and has since received recognition from police departments internationally, Martinson said. “We know as a police force we can’t do anything without the community,” she said.Brooklyn Park also provides services for its foreign-born population through its New Americans Academy, which offers a once-per-month “new arrivals” class to help immigrants transition to the community, and through its Community Engagement Initiative Diversity Team.Also crucial to the city’s relationship with the Liberians in its community and with those in Kakata is the Liberian Ministers Association. “They help with the community here and back home,” Lunde said. “What we’ve given to them, they returned to us tenfold over,” he said.An equal exchangeCollins, of the New Horizon Resource Group, said the sister city relationship is not just one that exists on paper. The trip was part of a greater desire to see something visible happen in Liberia as part of a mutually beneficial effort, he said.Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Kenneth Prillaman has made several trips to Kakata to help the Liberian National Fire Service create an effective firefighting system. Brooklyn Park is also working with the Booker T. Washington Institute in Kakata, which has branches all over Liberia, to rebuild and to develop its curriculum. The cities are also looking at setting up an exchange program with the institute and some of Brooklyn Park’s community colleges, Lunde said.The cities plan to continue exchanging delegations in the future to promote learning and collaboration, according to the Brooklyn Park’s November 2013 sister city resolution.Liberians “know so much about America,” Martinson said, but unfortunately we don’t know as much about them. “[That’s] changing as people get to know more about each other.“I’ve learned … to take time to care and listen,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
After a two-year hiatus, the 2018 Carib Soca Monarch was launched at the Department of Culture, Education Ministry.The competition, which is slated for February 10 and 17, will see 15 performers competing for the grand prize of $1.5 million.At the press conference on Monday, Minister with responsibility for culture, Dr George Norton highlighted that the competition will now be under the purview of the Central Mash Committee. Minister Norton also stated that music is the bloodline of the Mashramani festival and urged local deejays and promoters to get involved in the publicising of the competition’s music.Minister with responsibility for culture, Dr George NortonCompetition Coordinator, Nigel Worrell, noted they received a total of 18 entries which was fine-tuned to a total of 15 semi-finalists. Those semi-finalists are Alisha “Sasha Melody” Hamid, Brandon Harding, Colwin “Lil Colwin” Blair, Colwyn “Soca Colwyn” Abrams, Delon “Soca Del” Azore, Diana Chapman, Jonathan “Lil Red” King, Keron “Norek Mas” Sam, Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts, Quacy “Avalanche” Coates, Roger “Young Bill Rogers” Hinds, Roshauna Fraser, Samantha Grant, Shellon “Fluffy” Gally and Stanton “Cardiac” Lewis.These 15 contestants will be heading to the mining town of Linden on February 10 for the semi-final leg of the competition, where five contestants will be eliminated. Then the remaining 10 will head to D’Urban Park in Georgetown to compete for the grand prize on February 17. They will be judged on lyrics, melody, rendition, diction and musical arrangement.The first prize winner will receive $1.5 million, 2nd prize $700,000; 3rd prize $500,000 and 4th prize $400,000. The Ministry is seeking to collaborate with a local telephone company to implement a People’s Choice Award which will see the winner receiving one hundred thousand dollars. The eleven newcomers will all be vying for the US$1000 prize of Best New Comer.
0Shares0000Real Madrid players hold the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final match against Juventus, at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 3, 2017 © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKMADRID, Spain, Sep 12 – Such is Real Madrid’s confidence in creating more Champions League history that while others have spent hundreds of millions trying to catch up, the back-to-back European champions were happy to cash in.Real made a profit of over 75 million euros ($90 million) in the transfer market thanks to the departures of Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Danilo. Yet they remain very much the side to beat as the Champions League returns on Tuesday having ended a near three-decade long wait for a team to retain the trophy.“We are the champions so everyone faces us with extra motivation,” warned former Real striker Emilio Butragueno, now the club’s director of institutional relations.Madrid coped with that challenge admirably last season, dismissing Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the latter stages.Their quest to become the first side since Bayern in the mid-seventies to win three in a row starts with a more modest test in the form of APOEL Nicosia at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.Theo Hernandez of Real Madrid controls the ball during the 2017 MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, on August 2, 2017 © GETTY/AFP/File / JONATHAN DANIELTougher tasks lie in wait in the form of Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur in Group H.Dortmund even beat Madrid to top spot in the group stage last season. But Real have mastered the art of saving their best for when the competition really gets going for the contenders in the knockout stages in the new year.“We have a stupendous squad but this is a competition that takes you to the limit in all aspects,” added Butragueno.“You can have a big squad with all the resources, but when the moment of truth arrives you need to not have injuries, for your players to be in optimum form and have luck. There are so many factors.”– Strength in depth –Real’s strength in depth was used intelligently by coach Zinedine Zidane to win the club’s first La Liga and European Cup double for 59 years last season.Real Madrid’s strength in depth was used intelligently by coach Zinedine Zidane to win the club’s first La Liga and European Cup double for 59 years last season © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUIt is also why one of the richest clubs in the world didn’t feel the need to go wild in a hyper-inflated transfer market following Neymar’s world record 222 million-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain.Instead, Real continued their policy of snapping up the best young talent in Spain in Theo Hernandez and Dani Ceballos to add to the likes of Isco and Marco Asensio.Despite a slow start to their campaign in La Liga, Zidane already seems to be playing the long game this season.The Frenchman rested a host of first-team regulars including Luka Modric, Isco and Gareth Bale on their return from international duty for a disappointing 1-1 draw against Levante on Saturday.“I am not going to revolutionise what I want to do with this team due to one bad game,” Zidane insisted afterwards.Real will be bolstered for the visit of the Cypriot champions in midweek by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.The World Player of the Year’s absence due to a five-game domestic ban for pushing a referee has exposed the one flaw in Real’s squad in a lack of back-up to Karim Benzema.Having not replaced Morata, Bale was forced to act as an auxiliary striker against Levante after Benzema went off injured.Yet even an enforced rest for Ronaldo could ultimately work in Real’s favour come the end of the campaign.The Portuguese scored 10 goals from the quarter-finals on last season as Zidane’s rotation policy left him far fresher and freer of injuries than in previous years.With a fit Ronaldo come the knockout stages, Real will remain the team to beat as the rest of Europe tries to end their hegemony.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The Donegal Pen boys with Ramona from Dragon’s Den.Donegal Pens brothers Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey have broken into the French market with their handmade wooden pens.The Loughanure lads featured on French TV this week as part of a series on the ARTE network about Ireland.The series was recorded two years ago and featured in the past on German TV but was sold on by the makers to a French channel. Orders for the hand crafted pens have been flying in since the French screening earlier this week and the boys are “flat out” dealing with the orders.“We didn’t actually know it was going to be screened in France until the orders started coming in. One customer emailed to say he’d seem us on French TV. It’s been hectic all week but the timing is good as we are on holidays from school at the minute,” said Conor.They have also been contacted by a number of French retailers looking to stock their products. The boys already have three outlets in Germany and in excess of thirty shops in Ireland stocking their pens. C’EST BON! THE DONEGAL PEN BOYS WRITE A NEW CHAPTER IN FRANCE! was last modified: April 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL PENSfrance
Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The local It’s Only Tuesday Productions will present “Jazz It Up,” a tribute to choreographer Bob Fosse, 8 p.m. Friday and Jan. 14 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $14. Call (661) 723-5950. Palmdale Repertory Theatre will present the Tony-winning comedy-drama “Mornings at Seven,” 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 20 and 21, and 2 p.m. Jan. 15 and 22, at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E., Palmdale. Tickets: $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors, students and military personnel. Call (661) 267-5684. “Retro Vacation Slide Show,” culled by Charles Phoenix from garage sales and elsewhere, will be shown, 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $15. Call (661) 723-5950. Pianist Jim Wilson will perform with a cinematic multimedia montage, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $20, or $15 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Travelogue on western Canada will be presented, 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa disc jockey Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes are held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester at (661) 718-8997.
Plasshaert doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, either. His current activities include teaching tennis, golf, tap, ballet and jazz dancing. A drummer at age 12, he got interested in dancing a few years later, admiring the skills of Kelly. “He danced like a man,” Plasshaert said. “I was in awe of him.” He thought working with Kelly was only a dream, a belief his former wife shared when she answered the phone and heard Kelly asking to speak with Alex. “She thought it was a joke and told him so,” Plasshaert said. “He very humbly insisted that yes, he was Gene Kelly.” Once the confusion was over, the two men agreed to meet at a studio on the Universal Studios lot, where Plasshaert had an audition that didn’t go as well as he had hoped. “He told me he’d heard a lot about me. He showed me a step,” Plasshaert said, his hands and feet twitching in the retelling. “I fumbled a step, but he asked me to come back the next day because he was looking at a few other guys. The next day, I showed up and it seemed like a thousand people were auditioning. I did every step perfect and saw Kelly in the mirror with that little grin of his. I had worked all night practicing and thought to myself, ‘At least he smiled.”‘ Kelly picked only one dancer that day, and it was Plasshaert, who did the “Hollywood Palace” show Kelly was preparing. That gig led to many others where he either danced alongside or choreographed entertainment greats such as Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds, Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Elton John and even American Gladiators. He choreographed the comedy show “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” as well as other musical variety shows such as “Mickey Finn’s” and shows for Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Andy Williams and Dom DeLuise. Duncan is most remembered for the 17 years he spent as a tap dancer on “The Lawrence Welk Show.” Although he sings as well as he dances, Duncan remembers Welk telling him he really needed just his fancy footwork for the show, which was heavy with singers. He’s performed with tap greats Sammy Davis Jr., Gregory Hines and Savion Glover, and toured with the national company of “My One and Only” with Tommy Tune. He worked with Dick Van Dyke in the film “Diagnosis of a Murder” and was spotlighted in the movie “Tap” with Hines. But now, he and his friend are members of a mutual admiration society that takes young dancers under their wings. “I can’t say enough about Alex,” Duncan said. “He is a tremendous tapper. He taps like some people would like to speak, very adroitly and very well. It’s quite a challenge and takes a special talent to be a teacher like Alex. I’m here to learn new things and tear down some bad habits. “If I had a message for young dancers, it would be to accept rejection. Dancing takes ‘stickability’ and tenacity,” he said. “There’s such a sense of gratification when you discover someone who has the knack for it.” “I’m very proud of where I’ve been,” Plasshaert chimed in. “And I’m certainly not done yet.” For information on tap classes, call the studio at (661) 252-0357. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – It was like watching a street-corner challenge from decades past. Two men – both, let’s say, in their later years – are standing in front of a mirror in a Canyon Country storefront studio. One spreads out his hands for flair and starts dancing, a series of staccato taps emanating from his flying feet. His friend stands motionless just for a moment. Then the two men match steps and cadence and move almost as one, the first doing a daring move, mirrored instantly by the other. No matter that they qualify for senior discounts, these men dance like everybody’s watching. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Alex Plasshaert and Arthur Duncan are a two-volume set of dance history. Plasshaert danced in the movie “Mary Poppins” and with athletic film star/dancer Gene Kelly; Duncan spent 17 years tap-dancing on “The Lawrence Welk Show.” They are passing on that grace to the next generation of hopeful hoofers at Pamela Johnston’s Dance Studio. “I’m old enough to know better and young enough to try it again,” Duncan said. Raised in Pasadena, he was coaxed into learning tap in junior high school when a group needed a third dancer. “I learned the routine and thought, ‘Hey, this is fun.’ The more I danced, the more I liked it,” he said. “My cousin was a musician who got me gigs with various service organizations, which covered my dance lessons. I couldn’t believe I could get paid for this.” Duncan was cast in a show at the Las Palmas Theater in Hollywood, under the direction of choreographer Nick Castle, who did the movie “Daddy Long Legs” with Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron. Plasshaert worked with Astaire, and soon his and Duncan’s paths began to cross. While Duncan’s forte was song and dance, Plasshaert specialized in a lot of things. Primarily a stuntman, he was athletic enough to play basketball and tumble in a harness in the 1960s Disney films “The Absent-Minded Professor” and “Son of Flubber.” That led him to many more Disney projects, including choreographing “The Mickey Mouse Club” and being the lead chimney sweep dancer with Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 Disney movie “Mary Poppins.”
The painting ‘Early Morning In Donegal’ by Paul Henry which fetched the top price at auction.A painting of a Donegal landscape by artist Paul Henry has fetched the top price at one of Ireland’s best-known art auctions.Adam’s regards its Christmas Important Irish Art auction as “a barometer of the health of the Irish art market”.And the top price, €160,000, was achieved for Early Morning in Donegal by Henry – comfortably exceeding the €70,000-€100,000 guide. Managing director James O’Halloran said the sale had been “a huge success with 86 per cent of lots sold” for a total of €1.6 million.Another painting The Egg Collectors by Mark O’Neill, which used to hang in the Sandhouse Hotel in Rosnowlagh, made €6,200 at the same auction. DONEGAL PAINTING FETCHES TOP PRICE AT AUCTION was last modified: December 13th, 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:auctiondonegalpaintingPaul Henry
Glengad Utd 0 Gweedore Celtic 0. (Glengad won 4-2 on pens) Inishowen League side Glengad Utd won the Ulster Junior cup for the first time but only after overcoming a dogged and determined Gweedore Celtic side at Ballyare this evening.Glengad started well and John Mc Daid got over a cross but David Mc Gee charged down Terence Doherty’s shot. In the next attack Paul Rua Mc Bride put in a great challenge to stop John G. Mc Laughlin. Gweedore threatened on twenty minutes when Thoma Diver seized on a mix up between Gerard Crossan and one of his defenders, but Crossan did well to force him wide and the danger was averted.In the next attack Eamonn Curran got in a great challenge to stop Terence Doherty again. Minutes later Glengad were awarded a free wide on the right.Terence Doherty got a foot to the inswinger but Michael McKelvey pulled off a superb save. The half continued with Glengad pressing and when Terence Doherty found Michael Byrne, McKelvey again produced a great save.The second half continued in much the same vein with Glengad pressing and Gweedore tackling doggedly. On sixty minutes John G. Mc Laughlin rounded Chris Porter on the byeline but Michael Mc Kelvey saved bravely at his feet. From the resulting corner John G. Mc Laughlins header was headed off the line by Kevin Friel. Glengad continued to dominate but Gweedore refused to yield with Damien O’Sullivan and Cathal Campbell working like trojans in midfield.In the ensuing extra time Glengad still had the lion’s share of possession with Thomas Diver and Brendan Mc Geady posing an occasional threat for Gweedore. And so to the dreaded penalty shoot out. Michael Byrne(Glengad) and Chris Porter(Gweedore) both scored. Michal Mc kelvey saved John G. Mc Laughlins effort and Gerard Crossan saved Johnny Mc Ginty’s. Adam Byrne(Glengad) converted but Paul Rua Mc Bride shot over for Gweedore.With Patrick Mc Dermott(Glengad) and Jamie Boyle(Gweedore) scoring, Terence Doherty stepped up and scored the decisive penalty for Glengad. Overall Glengad were deserving winners but Gweeedore showed great heart and pride right to the finish.Referee: Kevin Logue. Linesmen: Marty Quinn and Joe Mc Hugh. HISTORY-MAKERS AS GLENGAD WIN FIRST EVER ULSTER JUNIOR CUP was last modified: April 27th, 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:Glengad UnitedGweedoreJunior Cup Final