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MBU hunt $4 million to host CFU Club Championship

first_imgReigning local national football champions Montego Bay United (MBU) are on the hunt for an additional J$4 million in order to host Group C of the fast approaching Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship.The CFU had approved MBU’s request to host their group from February 20-27 at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, St James, but the club from the second city is a little short on arriving at their budget.The organisers granted US$104,000 ($13 million) to last season’s Red Stripe Premier League winners; however, they will need approximately J$4 million more to properly stage the leg in the regional club tournament.”We had the option to host the group, and did that. The CFU granted us, and now it is in process. We received US$104,000, but it will cost a total of J$17 million,” Orville Powell, chairman of MBU told The Gleaner yesterday, following the CFU’s announcement earlier this week.Powell believes by hosting the group, the country stands to benefit through sports tourism as Montego Bay is a tourist destination.”This is what the club is about, so just like last year, we are hosts again. It will also help in the development of football here,” he also added.MBU will clash with Elite Sports Club out of the Cayman Islands Grenades FC from Antigua and Barbuda; and Club Barcelona Atletico from the Dominican Republic.Meanwhile, RSPL 2015-16 runners-up Portmore United are drawn in Group D alongside champions Central of Trinidad and Tobago, Scholars International of the Cayman Islands, and SV Transvaal from Suriname.That group is set to be hosted at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from March 6-13.last_img read more

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WORLD CUP: Since 2014 highs, a struggle for Colombia, James

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Falcao is the only striker who looks certain of a starting spot while Duvan Zapata, Luis Fernando Muriel, Carlos Bacca, Miguel Angel Borja, Duvan Zapata and Yimmi Chara are competing for the remaining places. Pekerman tends to go for a lone striker either in a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-4-1-1 formation.GROUP GAMESColombia opens Group H on Tuesday against Japan, plays the second game near its Kazan base against Poland on June 24, and concludes against Senegal on June 28.SQUADGoalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas)Defenders: Cristian Zapata (AC Milan), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Farid Diaz (Olimpia), Johan Mojica (Girona), Jefferson Lerma (Levante)Midfielders: Carlos Sanchez (Espanyol), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali), Mateus Uribe (America), Wilmar Barrios (Boca Juniors), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus), Jose Heriberto Izquierdo (Brighton)Forwards: Luis Fernando Muriel (Sevilla), Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Miguel Angel Borja (Palmeiras) Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial WORLD CUP: Costa Rica lifted expectations with run to last 8 It helped to secure Colombia’s spot in the quarterfinals in 2014 — and ultimately, for James, a move to Real Madrid.But James has struggled to live up to the highs of Brazil, where he scored a tournament-leading six goals. He struggled to make an impact in Spain and has been trying to regain form ahead of this World Cup at Bayern Munich.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt was a struggle, too, for Colombia to even qualify for a second straight World Cup with a spot only sealed in the last match.It enables Radamel Falcao to finally appear at soccer’s biggest event after missing the trip to Brazil with a left knee injury. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Here’s a closer look at the Colombia team:COACHJose Pekerman has spent six years in charge of Colombia, following successes with his native Argentina.He guided Argentina to under-20 world titles in 1995, 1997 and 2001 and then guided the senior squad to the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, where it lost to host Germany in a penalty shootout.Pekerman has long had close ties to Colombia: He played with Independiente Medellin in the 1970s and Vanessa, his eldest daughter, was born in the capital in 1975.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct.10, 2017 filer Colombia’s team pose before a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Peru at the National Stadium in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)BOGOTA, Colombia  — Colombia has a lot to live up to in Russia after providing one of the standout moments of the last World Cup.James Rodriguez was catapulted to stardom when he took the ball on his chest and swiveled before smashing a volley in off the underside of the bar at the Maracana against Uruguay.ADVERTISEMENT GOALKEEPERSDavid Ospina is the undisputed choice to top the team sheet, despite being restricted to playing in cup competitions for Arsenal while Petr Cech starts Premier League matches.Camilo Vargas, who plays for Deportivo Cali in Colombia, is Ospina’s understudy, just like at the 2014 World Cup. Jose Fernando Cuadrado, who also plays at home for Once Caldas, is also set to make the cut.DEFENDERSPekerman has been forced to reshape the defense due to the retirement of Mario Alberto Yepes and the trio of Pablo Armero, Camilo Zuniga and Carlos Valdes losing form and fitness.But quality center backs have broken through: Yerry Mina of Barcelona, Oscar Murillo of Mexican side Pachuca and Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham. Cristian Zapata is set for a second World Cup, along with right back Santiago Arias.MIDFIELDERSJames, Juan Cuadrado of Juventus and Carlos Sanchez of Fiorentina are set for a second World Cup. Edwin Cardona, Mateus Uribe, Wilmar Barrios, Giovanni Moreno and Juan Fernando Quintero are other options.The goals of the flyers were vital when the attackers spent about a year without converting.FORWARDS Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

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Affected Mining Communities Block ArcelorMittal’s Operations in Nimba

first_imgOperations in the mining area of Yekapa came to standstill Monday, February 3, after residents of the affected communities within ArcelorMittal’s Concessional areas blocked the roads leading up to Mount Takadeh, where the mining of iron ore is taking place.The citizens’ action comes after the alleged failure of ArcelorMittal’s management to pay damages to them for properties and the alleged refusal of the company to employ members of their communities.In four separate accounts, the locals stated that based on the agreement reached with steel giant, the company was supposed to pay for all the crops that left within the concession, employ the citizens, relocate farmers and mining land where several alluvial miners were asked to evacuate.Our Nimba County correspondent said the citizens’ action on Monday hampered every activity of ArcelorMittal for several hours.Local authorities, including the county Superintendent, police’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU), and UNMIL had to move to calm the citizens.ArcelorMittal’s operations at Mount Tokadah in Nimba County are presently affecting several communities including Gbarpa, Zolowee, Makinto, Sehyi Geh, among others.It appears the process of paying all those affected is taking too long, a situation that citizens cannot bear anymore.The locals had long been threatening to halt ArcelorMittal’s operations if their plights were not met in a timely fashion.In 2012, they issued a 15-count letter accusing ArcelorMittal of refusing to give them compensation for the destruction of their crops, among others.However, the communications manager of ArcelorMittal said that the issue was laid to rest as the company had committed to paying those affected within two to three week.,Mrs. Hesta Baker Pearson, who described the farmers’ action as peaceful, said ArcelorMittal had paid most of the miners including some property owners.She said the delay in paying over 600 farmers was due to the failure of the farmers to open their bank accounts. According to her, all payments are done through the depositing of checks into that person’s account.“We were able to pay those who opened their accounts, including many of the miners. For those who were unable to open their accounts, we have decided to pay them directly through the bank, but they have to carry their ID cards,” she added.Mrs. Pearson reiterated that the issue had been put to rest and all the parties involved were satisfied with the new agreement.With the issue of employment, she said the company cannot employ everybody at once, and added that during the departure of Engineer and Planner last December, most of their local employees, which make of 90 percent of the citizens from the affected communities, were absorbed into ArcelorMittal as employees.  ArcelorMittal is  building a washing plant opposite Gbarpa Town taking the entire left from the road leading to Mount Takada going to Yekapa from Sanniquellie.The parcel of land contains a rich diamond mine, where alluvial mining has been going on since diamonds were discovered in Gbarpa in the 50s.Some of the mining claims, according to some miners, are rich and it is there where mining has been carried on for generations.It is believed that ArcelorMittal paid US$ 17,000 for each claim to the owner.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Top 25 basketball roundup: Georgia Tech knocks down UNC

first_imgThaddeus Young scored a career-high 25 points and Javaris Crittenton handed out 11 assists to help Georgia Tech beat No. 8 North Carolina 84-77 on Thursday night. The visiting Tar Heels (24-6, 10-5) lost consecutive road games in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time in three years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Virginia 69, No. 21 Virginia Tech 56: Sean Singletary scored 17 points and the host Cavaliers (20-8, 11-4) gained sweet revenge against the Hokies (20-9, 10-5) and moved into first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. WOMEN No. 21 Wis.-Green Bay 78, Loyola of Chicago 60: Nicole Soulis and Kati Harty scored 12 points apiece for the visiting Phoenix (25-3, 15-0 Horizon League). center_img No. 6 Memphis 78, UTEP 67: Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 21 points to help the visiting Tigers (26-3, 15-0 C-USA) to their 18th straight victory. Utah St. 79, No. 10 Nevada 77, OT: Chaz Spicer made two free throws with 3.8 seconds left in overtime to give the host Aggies an upset over the Wolf Pack (26-3, 13-2 Western Athletic Conference). last_img read more

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Zidane, Valverde condemn violence after policeman killed in Bilbao trouble

first_img0Shares0000Police made nine arrests during violence before Thursday’s Europa League match between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow in which a Spanish police officer died of a heart attack © AFP / ANDER GILLENEAMadrid, Spain, Feb 23 – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and his Barcelona counterpart Ernesto Valverde on Friday strongly condemned the violence which led to a police officer dying before a Europa League game in Spain between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.“Our thoughts are with his family. I don’t like violence, and it is very hard to understand when these things happen. Let’s hope these things don’t happen again in a football stadium,” said Zidane of the incidents which took place prior to Thursday evening’s match. Nine people were arrested, including three Russians and a Pole, during clashes outside San Mames in which a police officer died of a heart attack.The incident also raised fears over hooliganism at this summer’s World Cup which will be hosted by Russia.“Football was invented to be enjoyed, for people to experience happiness or suffer with their teams,” said Barcelona coach Valverde, formerly in charge in Bilbao.“But others use football as an excuse for other things, because football is seen by so many. It sullies football but it is not a problem for football, it is a wider problem. And of course we absolutely condemn that.”FIFA said it “deeply regrets” the clashes in Bilbao but had “complete trust” in Russia’s ability to ensure a safe World Cup — despite this being just the latest incident of hooligan violence involving Russians.A minute’s silence will be held before all games in Spain’s top two divisions this weekend in memory of the dead policeman.“La Liga reiterates its strongest condemnation of the violence and continues to work to eradicate it from football,” La Liga said in a statement.Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier offered his condolences for the death of the 51-year-old Basque police officer as he also “strongly condemned” the violence in the northern Spanish city.The officer was one of over 500 deployed to San Mames for the high-risk Europa League last-32 tie.He “suddenly felt ill during the serious incidents… despite being taken quickly to hospital, he suffered cardiac arrest,” the Basque government’s security department said in a statement, adding his death was not “directly” linked to an injury he suffered in the clashes.The trouble began as Spartak ‘ultras’ arrived at the stadium.Some lit and threw smoke bombs and bins towards Athletic supporters, before police charged them.Police detained five Spaniards, three Russians and a Polish man over the clashes, a spokesperson for the Basque security department said. They face charges of causing public disorder, rioting and disrespect for authority.Five other police officers were injured, none of them seriously, and treated on the scene, the spokesperson added.There was concern ahead of the match because of the reported presence of hardcore Russian fans in Bilbao, and police seized knives, bags full of rocks and brass knuckles from supporters of the two teams, the Basque security department said.Earlier Thursday, German police arrested a Russian suspected of the “attempted murder” of a British football fan during the European Championship in France two years ago. He was detained at Munich airport as he was trying to travel to Bilbao to attend the match, according to German police.But a spokesman for Russia’s embassy in Germany, Denis Mikerine, “strongly protested” the arrest on Facebook, saying it was a “possible pretext” to “politicise the theme of football hooliganism before the 2018 World Cup in Russia”.Russian authorities will be on high alert this summer for the World Cup after Russian fans were involved in pitched battles with England supporters in Marseille during Euro 2016.Spartak won Thursday’s match 2-1, but Athletic went through 4-3 on aggregate.They will face Marseille in the next round in March, but Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid have been drawn against another Russian club in Lokomotiv Moscow.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chelsea agree £29m deal for Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante – reports

first_imgChelsea have agreed a deal to sign N’Golo Kante, according to reports.The French midfielder was a revelation in his debut Premier League season after joining Leicester from Caen for £5.6m last summer.Kante played in all but one of the Foxes’ 38 games as they stormed to a shock title victory and went to impress for his national side at Euro 2016.Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri revealed earlier this week that the 25-year-old had been offered a new contract and said he was hopeful the player would stay at the King Power Stadium.But Kante has seemingly now decided to give up the chance of Champions League football next season and move to Chelsea.Chelsea endured a disastrous title defence last season as they finished 10th in the Premier League to miss out on European football.But Kante is said to be keen to work under Antonio Conte and, according to the Guardian, has informed Leicester of his desire to seal a switch to Stamford Bridge.Chelsea are now understood to have agreed a deal worth around €35m (£29m) for the tireless midfield ace.Should he complete the move, Kante would become Conte’s second signing at Stamford Bridge after Michy Batshuayi joined from Marseille earlier this month for £33million. N’golo Kante in action for Leicester City against Chelsea 1last_img read more

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First `Necklace’ park to open in El Monte

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL MONTE – The San Gabriel Valley’s long-discussed Emerald Necklace project will begin to take shape Saturday when El Monte opens its newest recreation site, Lashbrook Park, near the Rio Hondo. Lashbrook Park, at 3141 Lashbrook St., is the city’s first new park in decades, El Monte officials said. “It’s kind of exciting to create more open space in the city,” said Tom Hatch, deputy city manager for community services. “The Council has had it as one of its top priorities for people to have places to go.” Hatch added several factors have made the Lashbrook project an example of “good government” and proactive public response. El Monte joined with Los Angeles County officials, the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and Amigos de los Rios to spearhead the $450,000 project, which broke ground a year ago. Hatch said residents – including 400 at-risk youths, Boy Scouts and neighbors – helped paint walls, clear pathways and sow native plants at the 1.7-acre site, which formerly was covered with crushed rock. “When you look at how it was done at Lashbrook, you get young people to begin having a stake in their own community,” said L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina. “These are kids who were a part of linking a lot of people together for the Emerald Necklace. “It brings a lot of pride to them individually, as well as to all of us as a community.” The park also marks a unique collaboration between several groups: the California Conservation, Los Angeles Conservation and San Gabriel Valley corps, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Hatch said the agencies’ partnership is rare. “Usually they’re more competing for projects, and here they’re all working together,” he said. Lashbrook Park will serve as a pocket park that will provide an “eyeglass view” for what will become the Emerald Necklace, said Norma Garcia, environmental legislative deputy for Molina. The Emerald Necklace is a 17-mile series of parks and trails, making a belt of greenway stretching from Duarte to Pico Rivera. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2303last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 5, 11, 21 and 28. There was one winner of match 3. Shane Molloy, Stragar, Killybegs. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,400 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is Ladies A team. Next week sellers are Rita Nolan, Pauric Conaghan, Peter McGinley and Anthony O’Hara. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Nora Kennedy, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,500 on 47 calls.Killybegs seniors and reserves had good wins against Fanad in the league last weekend in Fanad. Results: Seniors 1-12 Fanad 1-10; Reserves 2-15 Fanad 0-04 Anyone looking for tickets for the Ulster final should put their name down in book in the Tara Hotel front desk.The ladies took part in the Darren McGinley Memorial Tournament that was held in Glen last Saturday. They had a successful day out winning the Darren McGinley Memorial Shield and afterwards were also presented with medals. The ladies who took part were: Niamh Gatins, Emer Mc Guinness, Donna McBrearty, Shauna Smith, Marie Dawn White, Rachel Cunningham, Clare Breslin, Sharon White, Mairead Gallagher and Michelle MaGuire. The Ladies team would like to thank the Naomh Columba club for their hospitality on the day.The club would like to congratulate Odhran McGuinness, who represented the club at the Donegal Creameries Skills competition, in which he came in an impressive 12th overall.FIXTURES – Wednesday 4th – Minor League St. John’s V Kilcar in Dunkineely @ 7.30pm, U14 Championship Killybegs V Naomh Naille in Fintra @ 7.30pm, Thursday 5th – U12 League Divisional Semi-Final – Killybegs A & B V Dungloe A & B @ 6.30pm & 7.15 – Venue: TBCRACE NIGHT – Bord Na nOg Race Night takes place in the Tara Hotel, Killybegs on Friday 13/7/2012 @ 9.30pm, as well as the races there will be some super spot prizes, always a great night’s fun!!! C U there…!!! GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 2nd, 2012 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:killybegs gaa noteslast_img read more

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CLANNAD AND ALTAN TO JOIN FORCES FOR THE GATHERING AT EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL

first_imgThe hills of Donegal will ring with the music and voices of its international superstars next year for the ultimate seisiún.To celebrate the 25th birthday of the Earagail Arts Festival, Abhaile – The Homecoming brings together the mighty Clannad and Altan on Saturday 13th July 2013 for one of the flagship events of The Gathering.This will be a spell-binding concert with significant international appeal, a gathering of the clans of Donegal and a calling to the homeland. Taking place at a unique location in the West of the County, Abhaile – The Homecoming will be a celebration of the majestic culture, native language and heritage of Donegal.Tickets priced €35.50 euro available here in person and over the phone at the festival box office at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny tel. +353 (0) 74 9120777 or via the website www.eaf.ie (Booking fees and credit card charges apply).Also check the website (www.eaf.ie) and sign up to the mailing list for further details on travel and accommodation packages and remember to book early to avoid disappointment!  CLANNAD AND ALTAN TO JOIN FORCES FOR THE GATHERING AT EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL was last modified: November 26th, 2012 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:AltanClannadEaragail Arts Festivallast_img read more

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CORRIGAN BROTHERS CHANGE NAME IN HONOUR OF LETTERMACAWARD MAN MCHUGH

first_imgIrish band the Corrigan Brothers  have become the “Carl McHugh Brothers” to honour the Donegal man and Bradford City hero for the Capital One Cup Final in Wembley. The Brothers enjoyed a huge hit with “There’s No One As Irish As Barack Obama” which notched up ten million hits on You Tube.Now the brothers, whose Bradford song “There’s no Team as Wembley as Bradford City” has captured the imagination of many Bradford fans, are delighted to wear the masks that will raise much needed funds fo the Bradford Burns Research Unit.The masks have been produced by Bradford fan John Barker and his wife Frances who run a print company in Bradford.Lead singer Ger Corrigan said “We spoke with Frances last week and she sent us on some of the Carl McHugh masks, we are very proud of Carl here in Ireland as are all the people in Donegal. “The masks are really high quality and we are thrilled to become the Carl McHugh Brothers for the week. I think the Swansea goalkeeper will be spooked by the masks if the game goes to penalties”.The Brothers are delighted with the reaction to their Bradford song.Ger continued “We have made some great friends and have had some great fun, Bradford’s name is on this cup and it is a great honour to have an association with this Final, now let’s get masked up and show Wembley how much Bradford can add to the occasion”if anyone would like to purchase direct they can either email at this address or rodleyb@aol.com we will despatch same day. The face masks cost £1.50 each or a pack of all 5 players, (Carl McHugh, James Hanson, Matt Duke, Nakhi Wells, Gary Jones) for £5.There is also a mask for Mark Lawn (Joint Chairman of BCFC). CORRIGAN BROTHERS CHANGE NAME IN HONOUR OF LETTERMACAWARD MAN MCHUGH was last modified: February 18th, 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:Carl McHughCorrigan BrothersdonegalLettermacawardWEMBLEYlast_img read more

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