TOTAL FOOTBALL: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE SCORES, MATCH REPORTS & FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTSDowntown Cup Group AErne Wanderers 3 Glenea United Reserves 4 Erne Wanderers were in action on Friday night under lights once again this week when they entertained Glenea United at the Lakeside Centre. In perfect conditions the two teams played out an entertaining game with goals galore on show. The home team started the game well and looked to take the game to the away side but found Glenea were very well organised and extremely hard working so chances were hard to come by in the opening exchanges. The breakthrough came in the 20th minute when Spratt received the ball on the corner of the penalty box and when he sucked in the defender, skipped past him and he was taken down for a penalty which Barry Mulligan duly dispatched. The home team created a few half chances after this but couldn’t add to the score sheet. Glenea were always a threat especially from set pieces and they got an equaliser on 43 minutes. Within a minute of conceding Erne won a free on the right and Mulligan fired in a dangerous cross, McGee got his head to it but the keeper got a hand to it but it fell to Sticky Ward who smashed it into the roof of the net to send Wanderers in ahead at the break. The home team started the second half sluggish and paid the price when Glenea worked the ball down the left and crossed for the centre forward who hit it low under O’ Brien. This setback seemed to wake up the home team and they put some pressure on the away side and on the hour mark they went 3-2 up. Spratt won a free on the right and again Mulligan put in a great cross and this time veteran Dermott Slevin got his head to it for a fine finish. At this stage Erne were turning the screw and really should have put United out of sight with 3 or 4 great chances not taken and Mulligan hitting the bar with another fine free kick. These misses were to prove very costly as firstly on 82minutes they conceded from a sloppy mistake to make 3-3 and then on 90 minutes they conceded a sloppy free on the left and from the resulting kick they failed to clear their lines and a Glenea leg got a touch to roll the ball into bottom corner for the win. A disappointing result for the home team who were well below what they are capable of but a very impressive performance from the away side. Referee: Andrew MullinCranford United Reserves 2 Tullyvinney Rovers 2Cranford got off to a great start after 2 minutes when Cahir Wilhare played the ball through and Patrick Mc Grody put Cranford 1 up with great finish into the corner of the net. Cranford had a few chances to go 2 up through Conor Doherty and Keelan Mc Gee but could not beat the Tullyvinney keeper. Tullyvinney then came into the game and drew level after Marty Alexander scored from close range. Tullyvinney then took the lead when a deflected Renato shot went in past the Cranford keeper.Cranford started the second half well on top and had a number of good chances and Patrick Mc Grody went close when he controlled well and shot inside the box. Cranford then equalized after Johnny Wilhare put in a good corner and Peter Gildea finished with great header at back post. Cranford’s young side pushed for the winner and were unlucky when a Patrick Mc Grody volley was well saved by the Tullyvinney keeper. Good team efforts. Downtown Cup Group BKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 0Keadue had a good winning start to the Downtown Cup after this victory over Kilmacrennan at Central Park. Played in great conditions for the time of year, it was an even opening five minutes with both sides finding their feet. In the tenth minute Keadue had the first chance with Conor Greene heading into the keeper’s hands from close range and on the half hour Donal Rodgers beat the Kilmacrennan keeper to the ball before lobbing it just over the bar. Keadue were dominant in possession and were rewarded just after the half hour when Conor Greene’s long range shot spun in front of the keeper and into the corner, a fine strike for the opening goal. On forty minutes Prionnsais Forker’s free kick hit the bar for Keadue and they went in at half time well deserved to be front and could’ve been further ahead. At the start of the second half Kilmacrennan had more possession but it was still the home side making the chances with Cathal Duggan going close on forty seven minutes and Darragh Hanlon’s effort just over on fifty minutes. On fifty five minutes Kilmacrennan had a great chance to equalise when the home keeper was dispossessed and Adrian Doherty somehow managed to miss the chance with the keeper recovering to save his effort. Keadue didn’t have to wait too long for the second goal when, on sixty one minutes Mark Sweeney played a fine ball through to Darragh Hanlon and his run on goal left Donal Rodgers free to head in from close range. In the closing stages Kilmacrennan had more possession with Keadue hitting on the break and Darragh Hanlon proving dangerous. In the final minute the home side made it 3-0, Patrick Sweeney scoring from a few yards. A good display from the home side for whom Prionnsais Forker and Darragh Hanlon were impressive while Ryan Mc Brearty did well for Kilmacrennan.Referee; John Sheamus O’FearraighFintown Harps AFC 3 Donegal Town Reserves 0 In cold condition at Pairc Acla Fintown took the lead early with great work from Daragh Gallagher, playing a through ball to find Aaron Thompson in the box. Thompson made no mistake putting the Harps in front 6 minutes into the game. Shortly after Delaney was taken down just outside the box, Daragh took the free and slotted it into the bottom right hand corner of the net. Fintown very unlucky not to further their lead with attempts by Aaron and Daragh coming off the post. Donegal found it very hard to get past a strong Fintown defence in the first half.The second half was much the same with very few scoring opportunities created by either team. In the 25th minute of the second half Shan Mc Millian got a through ball from Daragh and slotted it into the back of the net to make it 3-0 to the homeside. Team performances by both teams.Referee: Mickey Mulhern.Downtown Cup Group C Deele Harps 5 Glenree United Reserves 2Deele entertained a spirited Glenree side in the Saturday Cup at The Athletic Track. The home side started brightly and wasted a couple of chances before Gary Wilson-Mc Girr’s opener on 5 minutes. Aidy Gallagher wriggled free on the left to cross deep for Wilson-Mc Girr to sweep home at the back post. Glenree came close to equalising 2 minutes later when Damien Nelis headed wide. Deele’s Shane Gallagher then created a chance for himself but fired over when well placed. In the 23rd minute a short corner found Paul Lynch who crossed deep for Gavin Gallagher to head down into the path of his brother Shane Gallagher who tapped home on the line. Glenree pulled a goal back in the 41st minute when Damien Nelis lobbed Christy Roulstone in the Deele goal. On the stroke of half time Paul Lynch picked the ball up 25 yards from goal and on his weaker right foot unleashed a powerful drive to restore Deele’s 2 goal advantage. Deele were quickest out of the blocks in the 2nd half and Shane Gallagher pounced on a defensive mix up to race through on goal and cooly he slotted home the 4th Deele goal. In the 56th minute Glenree were awarded a penalty and Karl Mc Elhinney slotted home from the spot. The game was finally put to bed when Aidy Gallagher scored the goal of the day , a sweet volley from the edge of the box following another knock down from the impressive Gavin Gallagher. The was still time for Jamie Ayton to have a shot blocked and at the other end Damien Nelis fired wide at the death. Team Performances. Referee: Ed MooreDowntown United 2 Ramelton Mariners 0This game played at Rabs Park Kerrykeel was a very tight entertaining match with Downtown coming away with three points in group C of The Downtown Cup. Both teams started brightly creating half chances early on but it was Downtown who got in front on fifteen minutes when Nial Bonner shot home from inside the box after a good cross from Steven Toye. Downtown with much of the play went close again when Toye shot from the edge of the box, just skimmed the crossbar. As the half wore on Mariners came back into it and went close on a couple of occasions. On thirty five minutes Downtown added their second Bonner was upended on the edge of the box.Up stepped Michael Doherty who bent the free kick around the wall into the bottom corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. The second half continued as the first with both teams playing some entertaining football. Ramelton Mariners had most of the possession pressing hard looking for the way back into the game but Downtown stood firm with Charlie Creevy and Michael Doherty in control in the centre of midfield and Gio Peoples and Redmond Doherty marshalling the back line well. Best for Downtown ; Gio Peoples, Michael Doherty, Niall Bonner Beat for Ramelton : Team Performances:Downtown Cup Group DCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 Glencar Celtic 4Glencar went away from Castlefin with a 4-2 victory in the Downtown Cup on Saturday. Glencar took the lead in the 10th minute from the penalty spot when Paddy Rafferty was fouled and he stepped up to slot home. In the 15th minute Glencar doubled their advantage when a cross from the right was turned into the net by a Castlefin defender. Rafferty made it three 5 minutes later when he skipped past a Castlefin defender and slotted home past the advancing keeper. In the 30th minute Rafferty completed his hat-rick when he latched onto a through ball and he calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner. The home side pulled a goal back in the 40th minute when Simon Mc Glinchey headed home an Emmett White corner kick. The second half was a much more even affair with both sides having half chances but Castlefin pulled another goal back in the 70th minute when Emmett white rounded the keeper and tapped home after a good through ball from Thomas Devlin. Team performance from Castlefin Paddy Rafferty best for Glencar. Referee: Brian O’ KaneMulroy Celtic 4 Gweedore Celtic Reserves 0NO REPORT: Reports can be sent to info@donegaldaily.comBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 4 Gweedore Celtic 0Kilmac continued their good start to the season with a well deserved victory over Gweedore Celtic. Kilmac started brightly and had early chances through Eddie Doherty and Ryan Shields. The breakthrough came with twenty five minutes. Martin Sweeney fed Timmy Burke who squared the ball to an unmarked Caolan Kelly. Kelly shot first time and blasted home from just on the edge of the 6 yard box. Kelly soon found himself on the score-sheet again when ten minutes later, after Michael McLaughlin was hauled down twenty yards from goal, Kelly slotted the resulting free kick into the corner of the net.The Second half was more of the same and Michael McLaughlin slotted home from close range after latching onto a Gary Gorman free kick. Substitute Liam McBride also found himself on the score sheet with ten minutes remaining when he linked up well with Ryan Shields. Team efforts from both sides. Referee: Vincent McLaughlinLifford Celtic 4 Milford United 2Played in heavy conditions at Greenbrae Park Lifford settled quickest and Damien Patton continued his good run of form when he scored after a through ball from Mark Neeson. Lifford doubled their advantage when Kevin Mc Brearty placed a free kick in the top corner. Milford responded immediately when their centre half got on the end of a free kick. Milford started the second half the brightest creating plenty of chances and should have drawn level. Milford eventually got their reward when PJ Hagan scored following a goal-mouth scramble with ten minutes remaining. That goal seemed to spark Lifford back to life as Mark Carlin went clear to cross for Damien Patton who had the easiest of headed finishes. Lifford grabbed their fourth, as Milford pressed, when Damien Patton and Kevin Mc Brearty combined down the left for Mc Brearty to finish from the edge of the box and seal the win. Best for Lifford was Seamie Gallagher. Best for Milford was PJ Hagan.Lagan Harps 0 Rathmullan Celtic 7Rathmullan kept up their title challenge with an impressive demolition of Lagan Harps. Cheered on by a large travelling support Rathmullan were on top from the start with Seamie Mc Laughlin and Eoin Sheridan completely on top in midfield and Eamonn Sheridan and Oisin Mc Menamin stretching the Lagan defence. They opened the scoring on seven minutes. Ciaran Molloy pulled off a great save from Eamonn Sheridan but Sheridan back heeled the rebound into Darragh Patton’s path and he drilled it home. Molloy with some help from centre back Ronan Lennon somehow kept Lagan in the game until the forty second minute. Eamonn Sheridan was again the provider, seizing on a rebound before teeing up Eoin Sheridan to score. Lagan had their first real shot at the start of the second half when Ian Strain pushed Kevin Kelly’s strike away for a corner. Whatever chance Lagan had of getting back in to the game ended on fifty two minutes when Eamonn Sheridan controlled a long freekick from Paddy Sheridan on his chest before swivelling and firing home. Eamonn Sheridan was again the provider for the fourth goal crossing for Darragh Patton to add the finishing touch. Former Lagan player Oisin Mc Menamin earned his reward for some unselfish running when he drilled home from wide on the right. Shea Coyle made it 6-0 when he fired home the rebound after Darragh Patton hit the crossbar. Darragh Patton completed the rout, and completed his hat-trick when he back heeled to the net after Oisin Mc Menamin did the spade work. On this showing Rathmullan are serious title contenders while Lagan have some hard work ahead to maintain their status. In an all round team performance Eamonn Sheridan, Eoin Sheridan and Darragh Patton stood out for Rathmullan. For Lagan Ciaran Molloy, Ronan Lennon and Aidan O’Donnell gave it their all.St. Catherines 1 Dunkineely Celtic 1St Catherines played hosts to Dunkineely Celtic in Emerald Park on Sunday. Both teams started the game well and it was the Saints who took the lead on 8 minutes when they were awarded a corner. Ryan Farrelly took it but the corner was cleared by Dunkineely but Ryan Farrelly got the ball again and he drove the ball into the box and there was Daniel Breslin who scored at the front post to put the Saints 1up. The Saints started to create a couple of good chances but they just could not get another goal, then on 17 minutes Dunkineely were awarded a penalty when Andrew Mackie was fouled in the box by David Conwell. Up stepped Andrew Mackie but his penalty was brilliantly saved by the Saints keeper Shane O’ Gara. In the 28th minute Dunkineely got a corner and it was swung into the Saints box and there was Shane Mc Whinney to score from 8 yards out to make the score 1 each. On 34 minutes the ball was played through the Saints defence and Andrew Mackie ran onto the through ball but he could not get past the Saints keeper who made a brilliant save to deny him. The second half started with both teams looking for the 2nd goal and Michael Mullin went close on 51 minutes when he had a shot that just went over the bar from 6 yards out. Dunkineely had a couple of shots but Shane O’ Gara in the Saints goal was in great form and made great saves to keep Dunkineely out. On 65 minutes Christopher Murrin went on a run and he had a shot that just went over the bar. Both teams tried to get the second goal but it just would not come and the game finished 1-1. St.Catherine’s wish Andrew Mackie a speedy recovery from his injury.Watson Hire Division OneArranmore United 0 Cranford United 1Curragh Athletic 1 Keadue Rovers 1Keadue Rovers left Killygordon with a share of the spoils thanks to a Hugh Boyle header on seventy one minutes. The home side took the lead on twenty one minutes when Ryan Carlin headed in from a Benny Bonner corner. It was almost two nil six minutes later when a Paddy Collins shot rebounded off a post back into the hands of the keeper, before Keadue Rovers had a glancing header come off the outside of the post. Curragh did think they had a second goal, but Gareth Gallagher’s header was ruled out. The game had very few real chances, but credit to both teams who went all out for a winner in the last quarter. This was a good team effort from both sides. Referee: Victor Rooney.Donegal Town 2 Raphoe Town 1Despite contrasting league positions which seen the hosts start second from top and the visitors second from bottom, it was Raphoe who took the lead in the second minute. A good move down the right hand side was finished off by Rhys Laird at the back post with a fine one touch finish. Donegal dominated possession from then on in the game without carving out any clear cut chances. It was Raphoe who went closer to a second goal when David Craig had his effort tipped onto the bar by Donegal ‘keeper Dermot Mc Cafferty. It remained that way at the break and Donegal continued to dominate possession in the second half and got a somewhat fortunate but deserved equaliser five minutes in. Raphoe failed to defend a Conor Mc Monagle corner properly and a misplaced header from a defender ended up in his own net. Just as it looked like the game was heading for a draw, second half substitute David Harron spun his defender to create a chance for Declan Brown to slip home the all important winner with less than ten minutes remaining. Good team performances from both teams. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleBallybofey United 2 Cappry Rovers 2Darragh Redmond gave Ballybofey an early lead in this local derby match, played at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar. Kevin Mc Glynn levelled affairs when he converted from the penalty spot. Another penalty saw the home side go back in front, this time it was ex-Finn Harps man Chris Breen who converted. Later in the match Breen had to leave the field through injury and as his replacement was awaiting entry to the game Cappry got their equaliser through Aran Kelly. A low key affair refereed by Mick Lagan.Drumoghill FC 3 Eany Celtic 2Drumoghill FC held their nerve to secure 3 vital points against promotion chasing Eany Celtic at the Moss, and in doing so boosted their chances of securing their Division 1 status. But they needed nerves of steel to do so, withstanding a second half fight-back from Eany after the home side went into the interval with a 3-0 lead. But a brace from Barry Rose ensured an anxious conclusion for the home side. Not for the first time, the hero for Drumoghill was striker Liam O’Donnell. The division’s top scorer started on fire and put his side ahead on 5 minutes, pouncing on a rebound from Richard Tinney’s 20 yard drive which keeper Colm Kelly had failed to hold. Six minutes later O’ Donnell had turned creator with a mazy run into the penalty area before squaring the ball for Richard Moore to tap home. Drumoghill were absolutely clinical during the opening period and looked dangerous on the break as Eany dominated possession. And it was from one such break on 32 minutes that Drumoghill grabbed their 3rd goal, his time Tinney sent O’Donnell free on the right wing and the young striker raced towards goal before slotting past Kelly at his near post to send Drumoghill into the break 3 goals in the ascendency.It was perhaps an unfair reflection on the first period as Eany dominated for large spells. They should have been ahead as early as the 2nd minute when Liam Mc Groarty sent namesake Paul through on goal, but the striker saw his effort well smothered by Greg Regan. Martin Shovlin, the game’s outstanding performer, then created a chance for John Rose but he too found Regan in top form.The second half started in a similar fashion as Eany maintained their dominance from the first half. They quickly reduced the arrears when Barry Rose glided past John Madigan and Christopher O’Donnell to finish and the same player repeated the trick when he latched on to a long goal kick from Kelly to set up a nervous conclusion.CT Ball Division TwoDrumbar United 2 Copany Rovers 2This was always going to be a tense affair in Drumbar with no team willing to give up local bragging rights. There was a minutes silence before the game for the Copany captain Aaron Scott who died just before the Christmas break, he play some underage for Drumbar also. Copany got off to the perfect start when David Graham(10mins) tapped in from six yards after a defensive mix up. Drumbar got one back through David Giblin(30mins) after a free kick fell kindly for him. Just on the stroke of half time Ciaran Nixon(45mins) passed it home after a goal mouth scramble.The second half was a bit more open and half chances going to both sides, when Shane Walsh(70mins) put in a great ball which the home defence failed to deal with.Best for Copany Thomas Given, While Cialion Loughney and Daniel Bennett had great games.Kerrykeel ’71 FC 3 Glenree United 0Glenree made the short journey to Rab’s park to face neighbours Kerrykeel but went away disappointed as Kerrykeel made it four wins in a row for Hughie Walsh’s men. On ten minutes Glenree had a chance to take the lead, however Michael Gallagher failed to make contact at the back post. They were made to pay as Kerrykeel went up the pitch and from a superb Tony Mc Bride cross, Johnny Nanny buried a brilliant header past John Rodgers in the Glenree goal. Kerrykeel doubled their lead on eighteen minutes as good work from Trevor Alcorn led to great link-up play from Nanny and Seimie Coshia which resulted in Coshia blasting the ball into the net. Just before half-time Mark Mc Conigley made a great stop in the Kerrykeel goals from an Andy Coyle shot from distance.In an evenly contested second half both teams could have registered with Cathal Martin going close for the home team and Daniel Mc Groddy almost converting for the visitors. Kerrykeel wrapped up the points in the ninetieth minute when from a Shaun Callaghan shot that was parried Mark “Sparky” Friel pounced on the rebound to fire in off the post. Hughie Walsh and James Martin will be hoping their troops can push on for the rest of the season now. Kerrykeel would like to wish Glenree’s John Doherty a speedy recovery as he suffered a nasty injury during the game. Best for Kerrykeel ‘71: Cathal Martin, Patrick Mc Conigley and Brendan Callaghan. Best for Glenree United: Robert Moore and Nicholas Mc Nelis. Referee: James MalseedConvoy Arsenal 1 Whitestrand United 2It was a very even start to the game with both teams creating chances. Convoy worked hard to compete with Whitestrand resulting in a goal in the 40th minute. The Convoy goal came from a Shane Mc Laughlin cross with Johnny Kee heading home. Convoy’s lead was cancelled out within 15 minutes of the second half. Michael Sweeney showed great determination resulting in a solo goal from an acute angle. Both teams continued to press hard looking for the winner. Whitestrand produced an inspired piece of play which resulted in Paul Lynch chipping the ball over the Convoy keeper in the last minute of play. Both teams worked extremely hard and played well. Convoy were unlucky not to get a pointBonagee United 4 Letterbarrow Celtic 2Bonagee came close on six minutes when Ross Hanlyn broke down the right and his shot was well saved by the keeper. Alan Lyons for the visitors shot just wide of the post on ten minutes from a Paul Moran cross. Mark Hunter had a good effort from the edge of the box saved on twelve minutes. Letterbarrow took the lead on fifteen minutes when a free kick by John Roper from the left was headed home from ten yards by Alan Lyons. Paddy Mc Laughlin for Bonagee had a great chance to level the match on thirty minutes when a cross from the right from Darren Hunter he blasted over from ten yards. Letterbarrow had a few strikes on goal from Alan Lyons and Declan Gallagher but Carr did well in the home goal. Bonagee got the equalizer on forty minutes when Glen Rainey shot home from a Darren Coyle corner. Bonagee were awarded a penalty on forty four minutes when Mark Hunter was brought down in the box by the keeper who made a great save from Darren Coyle’s spot kick. Bonagee started the second half on top and went ahead on fifty minutes when after good play by Aiden Mc Laughlin in the middle of the park he played a great through ball to Ross Hanlyn and he slid the ball past the keeper from twelve yards out. Declan Gallagher for the visitors had a great strike on goal well saved by the keeper from fifteen yards. Bonagee got their third on sixty five minutes when Darren Coyle broke down the right and his cross into the box found Ross Hanlyn who shot home from ten yards. Bonagee got their fourth on eighty two minutes when Aiden Mc Laughlin played a good ball through to Darren Hunter who crossed to Shane Kelly on the edge of the box and his shot found the top corner of the net. Letterbarrow pulled one back three minutes later when a free from the left was crossed in by Stephen Graham and found Garry Byrne at the near post and he hammered home from five yards. Best for the visitors were Alan Lyons, Stephen Graham and Paul Moran. Bonagee Team effort. Referee: Paul DohertyDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAY 12-1-2013Downtown Cup Group AErne Wanderers                                3 v 4                   Glenea United ReservesCranford United Reserves               2 v 2                   Tullyvinney RoversDowntown Cup Group BKeadue Rovers Reserves                 3 v 0                   Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesFintown Harps AFC                       3 v 0                   Donegal Town ReservesDowntown Cup Group CDeele Harps                                     5 v 2                   Glenree United ReservesDowntown United                           2 v 0                   Ramelton MarinersDowntown Cup Group DCastlefin Celtic Reserves                2 v 4                   Glencar CelticMulroy Celtic                                  4 v 0                   Gweedore Celtic ReservesSUNDAY  13-1-2013Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic                         4 v 0                   Gweedore CelticLifford Celtic                                   4 v 2                   Milford UnitedLagan Harps                                     0 v 7                   Rathmullan CelticSt. Catherines                                   1 v 1                   Dunkineely CelticWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United                            0 v 1                   Cranford UnitedCurragh Athletic                              1 v 1                   Keadue RoversDonegal Town                                             2 v 1                   Raphoe TownBallybofey United                           2 v 2                   Cappry RoversDrumoghill FC                                 3 v 2                   Eany CelticCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar United                               2 v 2                   Copany RoversKerrykeel ’71 FC                             3 v 0                   Glenree UnitedConvoy Arsenal                               1 v 2                   Whitestrand UnitedBonagee United                                4 v 2                   Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 19-1-2013                    K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown Cup Group ATullyvinney Rovers                            v                      Milford United ReservesGlenea United Reserves                      v                      Cranford United ReservesDowntown Cup Group BDonegal Town Reserves                     v                      Keadue Rovers ReservesKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves            v                      Fintown Harps AFCDowntown Cup Group CRamelton Mariners                             v                      Gweedore United ReservesGlenree United Reserves                    v                      Downtown UnitedDowntown Cup Group DGweedore Celtic Reserves                  v                      Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Celtic                                     v                      Mulroy CelticSUNDAY  20-1-2013             K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic                               v                      Lifford CelticGlenea United                                     v                      Kilmacrennan CelticMilford United                                   v                      St. CatherinesLagan Harps                                        v                      Dunkineely CelticCastlefin Celtic                                   v                      Gweedore CelticWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United                               v                      Ballybofey United   (K.O. 1 p.m.)Keadue Rovers                                    v                      Eany CelticCurragh Athletic                                 v                      Cappry RoversCT Ball Division TwoGweedore United                                v                      Kerrykeel’71 F.C.Letterbarrow Celtic                             v                      Drumbar UnitedGlenree United                                    v                      Whitestrand UnitedCopany Rovers                                   v                      Bonagee UnitedDunlewy Celtic                                   v                      Convoy ArsenalTOTAL FOOTBALL: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE SCORES, MATCH REPORTS & FIXTURES was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:MATCH REPORTS & FIXTURESTOTAL FOOTBALL: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE SCORESlast_img read more

Tottenham v Real Madrid: Kane starts at Wembley

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesHarry Kane has been passed fit to start for Tottenham in the Champions League clash at Wembley. Kane, who has been nursing a hamstring problem, trained earlier this week and has been given the all-clear to play.Real Madrid, meanwhile, are without former Tottenham man Gareth Bale as well as first-choice keeper Keylor Navas and centre-back Raphael Varane.A win for either side would seal their place in the knockout stage of the tournament.Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Aurier, Rose, Dembele, Sissoko, Son, Llorente.Real Madrid: Casilla, Ramos, Nacho, Ronaldo, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Marcelo, Casemiro, Achraf, Isco.Subs: Moha, Vallejo, Theo, Lucas, Asensio, Mayoral, Ceballos. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Gallery: Brand South Africa in Davos – part 3

first_imgBrand South Africa had a strong and vibrant presence at the 40th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in late January 2010, with a particular focus on the 2010 Fifa World Cup. In this gallery we bring you the highlights.Click on a thumbnail for a larger image.For high-resolution images, visit the World Economic Forum online. The panel of the session Rebuilding Education forthe 21st Century in the Congress Centre at theAnnual Meeting 2010 of the World EconomicForum in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday 30January 30: from left, Queen Rania Al Abdullahof Jordan, a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and the Global Agenda Council on Education Systems; John T Chambers, CEO of Cisco, US, Irina Bokova, director-general of Unesco; Trevor Manuel, minister in the presidency for South Africa’s National Planning Commission; and Harold McGraw III, CEO of the McGraw-Hill Companies, US.Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World Economic ForumManuel speaking during the session Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century on Saturday 30 January 30Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World Economic Forum Manuel speaking during the session Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century on Saturday 30 January 30Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World EconomicForumManuel and McGraw in discussion after the session Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century on Saturday 30 January 30Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World Economic Forum Gene Falk, South African social entrepreneur and co-founder and executive director of mothers2mothers, at work in the CongressCentre in Davos on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World EconomicForumSouth African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica speaking during the session Rebuilding Water Management on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Remy Steinegger, World Economic Forum Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chair of Swiss company Nestle and member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and Global Agenda Council on Water Security, seated next to Sonjica duringthe session Rebuilding Water Management on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Remy Steinegger, World Economic ForumStanley Fischer, governor of the Central Bank of Israel (left) and South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan at the session Redesigning Financial Regulation on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Sebastian Derungs, World Economic Forum South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan speaking at the session Redesigning Financial Regulation on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Sebastian Derungs, World Economic ForumBRAND SOUTH AFRICA IN DAVOSPART 1PART 2 PART 3THE CAMPAIGN More galleries: For more great South African photography, including the Proteas jetting off to the ICC World Cup, grassroots football, Nelson Mandela meeting Bafana Bafana, high-rise office buildings in Sandton, and South Africa’s new ape-man fossil – visit the Media Club South Africa gallery page.last_img read more

Feral hogs photographed in Central Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Though ODNR has yet to confirm feral swine reside in Central Ohio, a Delaware County resident has photographic evidence that hogs reside on his livestock farm.According to ODNR, “feral swine are a combination of Eurasian wild boar and escaped or neglected domestic swine. Introduced to the United States in 1539, they are now present in at least 35 states. Feral swine cause significant damage directly to agricultural crops and property, as well as natural resources each year. “Though this particular invasive species may taste good, it is clear the damage feral swine cause far outweighs their deliciousness. Because of the destructive nature of feral hogs, most Ohio residents do not wish to see this form of wildlife on their property.This map reveals ODNR confirmed populations of feral swine. Map courtesy of ODNR.According to ODNR, “currently, known breeding populations of feral swine have been confirmed in Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton counties.”Despite the fact that ODNR has yet to verify their presence in Central Ohio, the Delaware County resident that photographed feral hogs on his property has noticed signs of feral hogs for the last several years.“The first indication that we had was some time between Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2013 when we found some scat on the edge of the field,” he said. “We did an Internet search and the closest match that we could find was pig scat.  Now that my wife has a pet pig, I can definitely say that it was pig scat.”In addition to scat, this Delaware County farmer has seen further evidence of hogs on his property the last few years.“We have seen a bit of rooting evidence near the barn and some in the field,” he said. “It doesn’t appear that there are more than a couple of pigs on the property at this point.”According to ODNR,  “ridding Ohio of feral swine will take cooperation between wildlife managers, agricultural producers and hunters. Hunters can aid in removal of swine and are encouraged to do so as opportunities arise. There is no closed season on feral swine.”The feral hog in the photo with this blog was captured on a trail camera in February of 2015 in Delaware County, Ohio.Has anyone else seen evidence of feral hogs outside of the regions confirmed to be home to feral swine in Ohio? I hope the answer is no, but if you have be sure to report sightings by e-mail to the ODNR Division of Wildlife (wildinfo@dnr.state.oh.us).Also leave your comments below or send photos to ocjstaff@ocj.com about your experiences with the feral hog population that unfortunately seems to be spreading in Ohio.last_img read more

Taking a Shot at a Tropical Killer

first_imgA vaccine against the disease leishmaniasis could save tens of thousands of lives every year. Now, scientists report that they have used snippets of DNA to spur mice to fight back against the parasites responsible for the illness, an approach they hope to soon begin testing in people.Leishmaniasis is caused by microscopic parasites of the genus Leishmania; some 20 different species can sicken humans. Leishmaniasis hits poor residents of tropical countries the hardest. The sandflies that spread the disease are silent and smaller than a mosquito. After a sandfly’s bite injects them into the body, Leishmania cells can attack the skin or mucous membranes, causing ulcers or disfiguring lesions. In an often lethal variety of the disease, they damage the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Although the disease’s toll isn’t certain, estimates suggest there are about 1.3 million new cases and up to 40,000 deaths each year.Leishmania parasites are tricky foes, and so far no vaccine has received approval for use in humans. One challenge is that the parasites lay low inside our cells, out of reach of the antibodies triggered by most other vaccines. The key to eradicating these sheltered invaders, researchers suspect, is stimulating the immune cells known as T cells. 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Such vaccines contain DNA strands coding for proteins from a pathogen. Cells in the vaccine recipient’s body absorb the DNA and start churning out the proteins—also called antigens—which alert the immune system and prime it to attack if a real infection occurs.First, the researchers had to choose the right antigens. They settled on five different proteins that vary little across Leishmania samples from a range of species found around the world. To determine whether the antigens galvanize human T cells, the team obtained blood samples from people in India and Tunisia who had recovered from the disease or had been exposed to it without getting sick. They found that portions of all five proteins sparked a response by T cells from the blood samples.The researchers’ final vaccine mixture, which they tested in mice, contained five kinds of DNA strands, each coding for all or part of one of the proteins. The vaccine stimulated the mice to produce defenses against leishmaniasis parasites, Walden and colleagues report online today in Science Translational Medicine. T cells from the vaccinated animals reacted vigorously to Leishmania antigens. To confirm that the vaccine helped the animals combat the invaders, the researchers injected the mice with cells of one Leishmania species. Three weeks later, mice that received the highest vaccine dose carried 94% fewer parasites in their liver than did mice that received a control shot. Although some parasites remained in the mice that received the largest dose, Walden says there weren’t enough of them to cause disease symptoms.“We are ready for human trials,” he says. The vaccine should provide protection against different human Leishmania species, he adds, because the selected antigens are the same across species.Immunologist Paul Kaye of the University of York in the United Kingdom agrees that the time for human trials has come. “There is every reason to believe that they should move forward as soon as possible,” says Kaye, who’s excited that there are now three vaccines to try in humans. Kaye and colleagues’ own vaccine candidate, which stimulates T cells with a harmless virus that carries sections of two Leishmania genes, has already undergone a safety study in people, but the results have not yet been published.“This is a significant advance,” says vector biologist Jesus Valenzuela of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Rockville, Maryland. Walden’s group deserves credit for using human blood samples to identify the antigens, he says; other vaccine developers have used rodents.Leishmaniasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases for which research cash is hard to obtain. Still, Walden is hopeful that he and his colleagues will find financing for safety trials.last_img read more

VVS Laxman not involved in conflict of interest: BCCI

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday made it clear that former India batsman V.V.S. Laxman was not involved in any conflict of interest at the time of selection of the head coach of the national cricket team.Reports emerged that Laxman, who is part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, which selected spin legend Anil Kumble as head coach, is a shareholder in Kumble’s company Tenvic Sports Education Private Ltd, for which the board had issued a clarification. (Also read: Murali Vijay excited as Anil Kumble joins forces with Team India) According to a statement from the board, Laxman had informed BCCI that he had sold his total shareholding of five per cent in Tenvic Sport in March and also declared that he no longer held any shareholding or any official or unofficial position in the company.”The BCCI would like to inform all concerned that at the time prior to the commencement of the functioning of the committee to interview applicants for the job of head coach of the Indian cricket team, V.V.S Laxman had very categorically clarified his current position as well his previous association with Tenvic Sports,” BCCI said in a release.”It was during the course of the requisite communication, Laxman informed BCCI that he had sold his total shareholding of five per cent in Tenvic Sport in the month of March and also declared that he no longer held any shareholding or any official or unofficial position in Tenvic Sports. This took place prior to the commencement of the operations of this committee.”advertisement”Laxman was, therefore, in no position of a conflict of interest at the time of selection of the head coach of Indian cricket team. All assumptions and conclusions to that effect are therefore erroneous,” the release added.last_img read more

Perasol hopes to see UP program continue with or without him as coach

first_imgPriority legislation in the 18th Congress After losing in the finals in 2018, UP nearly got back in the championship round but lost twice to University of Santo Tomas in the Season 82 stepladder semifinals, leaving Perasol uncertain of his future with the team.“It really depends on the administration, and if you ask me I’d just want to rest and just watch games,” said Perasol in Filipino after the Fighting Maroons’ 68-65 loss to the Growling Tigers Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I told them that whatever happens I hope that we should set a bar. We shouldn’t start from the bottom, we need to start from here, on top. The strength of our program shouldn’t be based on personality.”Perasol said that UP should have a basketball program that resembles Ateneo or De La Salle, two schools that have remained powers in the UAAP no matter who the coaches or players are. Coming into the season, UP was seen as one of the potential title-holders, boasting of a roster consisting of names any coach would want on his team.Season 81 MVP Bright Akhuetie was the anchor in the paint with Kobe Paras, a former NCAA Division I recruit and member of the national team program, Season 80 Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez de Liaño, and one-time UAAP champion Ricci Rivero in tow.The Fighting Maroons also had veteran Jun Manzo and valuable support players in Javi Gomez de Liaño and Janjan Jaboneta, but that collection of names failed to live up to the hype it produced.“On hindsight, what I want to see is all the things we’ve achieved in the past four years,” said Perasol, who played for the Fighting Maroons from the late 80s to early 90s. “They saw it and I hope they appreciate it because it’s time to move on.”It was a tough loss for UP, which had a four-point lead heading into the crucial stretch but gave the Growling Tigers enough space to snatch back the lead, 66-65, en route to the finals berth.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Bo Perasol’s tenure as the head coach of University of the Philippines has been largely excellent.Perasol took over the Fighting Maroons in Season 79 and catapulted the team to the title picture just two seasons later when they challenged Ateneo for the Season 81 championship.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think what disappointed a lot in our community is by not being in the finals but we have to move forward on how we can bring this team back again to the championship round,” said Perasol. “We’re just one win away but we played against a very tough team.” Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysis Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View commentslast_img read more

This is how much the LG G6 will cost in India

first_imgThe LG G6, which is scheduled to launch in India on April 24, will start at Rs 51,990 and will go on sale from April 29, according to Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom. The G6 will further be available alongside a barrage – four to be precise – of offers including a Rs 7,000 cash back on HDFC and SBI credit and debit card on both EMI and non-EMI transactions, the retailer wrote on Twitter.Should the price and availability be close to what the retailer has mentioned – which going by his track record, it should – the LG G6 will have a competitive edge over Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ phones. The Galaxy S8 starts at Rs 57,900 and will be available for buying from May 5.*Pre-Book the #LGG6 (?51990/-)*stock availability-29th April *Get 4 offers mentioned in the below image pic.twitter.com/wIKFNogd5S- Mahesh Telecom (@MAHESHTELECOM) April 21, 2017The LG G6, to recall, was first announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. Successor to last year’s modular phone, the G5, the LG G6 comes with an unusual 18:9 Full Vision display — instead of a regular 16:9 — and a wide-angle 13-megapixel dual rear camera system.On the inside, the phone is powered by a 2.35GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clubbed with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It comes with 32/64GB of internal memory which is further expandable via a microSD card slot. It is further backed by a 3,300mAh battery with support for fast charging.The G6 comes with a dual camera system on the rear, consisting of two 13-megapixel sensors – – offering a 125-degree wide angle — with one working ‘specifically’ to offer the wider field of view. It also sports a 5-megapixel camera with a ‘wide’ 100-degree field of view on the front.advertisementAlso Read: LG G6 India launch set for April 24last_img read more

Jets Beat Dolphins in London, 27-14

first_imgLONDON — The New York Jets piled up the yards, both good and bad, and got the win they came for.The Jets (3-1) gained 425 yards of total offense, including a career-high 166 for running back Chris Ivory, in a 27-14 win over the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 4 at Wembley Stadium.But as much as the offensive yardage helped, it was the 163 yards given up on 14 penalties that kept the Dolphins (1-3) in the game. “We play aggressive, so some of that’s going to happen,” Jets linebacker Calvin Pace said. “But we know we’ve got to clean up our play.”Ryan Fitzpatrick started things for the Jets by completing a 58-yard pass to Brandon Marshall on the team’s first play from scrimmage. Ivory then ran for 12 yards and scored from the 3 on the next two plays as the offensive line neutralized Dolphins tackle Ndamukong Suh all day.Ivory kept getting the ball, and kept running effectively, carrying 29 times for an average of 5.7 yards per run. “When the back is going good, you keep feeding him,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said.Fitzpatrick ended up with 218 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception in the first division game played in London, and the first of three regular-season games to be played this year at Wembley.Suh, the highest-paid defensive player in league history, had only three tackles. His first didn’t come until the third quarter. “It wasn’t easy, man, that’s a good defense,” Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini said. “Suh, (Cameron) Wake, their whole defense, they gave us a good fight, and (it) felt good to get a win from them.”Both teams have byes next week, as usual for teams playing in London. But Miami, which has now lost three straight, will face lots of questions about its poor performances thus far.When they return to the field on Oct. 18, the Dolphins will play at Tennessee; the Jets will host the Washington Redskins.Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he wasn’t worried about his job. “Not at all,” Philbin said. “I’m worried about getting our team fixed and straightened out and ready to play the Tennessee Titans. We have 14 days.”The hard-running Ivory scored the first touchdown from 3 yards to start off his ninth career 100-yard game. Fitzpatrick later completed a 10-yard TD pass to Eric Decker in the second quarter and Zac Stacy rushed in from the 2 in the third.Nick Folk converted all three extra points and added field goals from 22 and 48 yards. But he missed a 40-yard attempt.The Jets ended up with 207 yards rushing, including 34 from Fitzpatrick. Ivory’s 166 yards were the most by a Jet since Thomas Jones ran for 210 in 2009.Besides controlling Suh, the Jets got some help when Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes went out with a right knee injury in the first quarter.The Jets gave the Dolphins some hope, though, with all those penalties. And Miami’s first score, in the second quarter, came with plenty of aid from New York’s secondary.Ryan Tannehill threw deep to Jarvis Landry, and Darrelle Revis was called for a 36-yard pass interference. On the next play, Tannehill threw to Jordan Cameron, but Marcus Gilchrist was whistled for another pass interference, good for 22 yards.Tannehill found Jake Stoneburner on the next play for 8 yards make the score 13-7.Tannehill ended up with 198 yards and two touchdowns on 19 of 44 passing. His second score was a 10-yard pass to Kenny Stills in the fourth quarter.But the Dolphins failed to come up with the big play, going 0 for 12 on third downs and 0 for 4 on fourth downs.“We’ve got to find a way to make plays. As ugly as it may have seemed, at the end of the day we had opportunities to win that game,” Philbin said. “We can’t panic. It can seem like the walls are closing in on you.”It was the 12th regular-season NFL game at Wembley Stadium, the home of England’s national soccer team. Later this season, Buffalo will take on Jacksonville on Oct. 25, and Detroit will face Kansas City on Nov. 1.It was the first time the Jets played in the NFL’s International Series, the third time for the Dolphins. They lost the first game in 2007, 13-10 to the New York Giants. Last year, the Dolphins beat the Oakland Raiders 38-14.(CHRIS LEHOURITES, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Accused of Soliciting Prostitute

first_imgFILE – In this June 7, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks with reporters following an NFL football minicamp practice, in Foxborough, Mass. Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor. Jupiter police told reporters Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, that the 77-year-old Kraft has not been arrested. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)Kraft, who made his initial fortune through a packaging company, bought the Patriots in 1994 for $172 million to keep the team from moving to St. Louis. He hired Bill Belichick as coach in 2000, and the team later drafted quarterback Tom Brady, launching its nearly two decades of success.In 2007, the Patriots got in trouble for filming other teams’ signals. The NFL fined the team $250,000 and Belichick $500,000. In 2014, Brady was accused of delating game footballs to gain a better grip. He served a four-game suspension, and the Patriots were fined $1 million.Kraft was not implicated in either scandal.TweetPinShare0 Shares By Terry Spencer and Joshua Replogle, Associated PressJUPITER, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a Florida massage parlor, police said Friday in a case that could get him in trouble with the NFL.The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing.He was not immediately arrested. Jupiter police said a warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified. They said details about the charges against the owner of the Super Bowl champion team will not be released until next week.The charge comes amid a crackdown on sex trafficking from Palm Beach to Orlando in which police planted cameras in massage parlors.Hundreds of arrest warrants have been issued in recent days as a result of a six-month investigation, and more are expected. Ten spas have been closed, and several people have been taken into custody on sex trafficking charges. A sign is posted outside of Orchids of Asia Day Spa, Friday, Feb. 19 ,2019, in Jupiter, Fla. Jupiter police have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said Friday, that he was shocked to learn Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was paying for sex inside a strip-mall massage parlor, the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. (/Palm Beach Post via AP)Jupiter police Chief Daniel Kerr said he was shocked to learn that Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was paying for sex inside a shopping-center massage parlor, the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. “We are as equally stunned as everyone else,” Kerr said.Most people charged for the first time with soliciting a prostitute in Florida are allowed to enter a diversion program, said attorney David Weinstein, a former prosecutor. Kraft would probably have to perform 100 hours of community service and attend a course on the harmful effects of prostitution and sex trafficking, he said.The NFL did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Under league policy, players, owners, coaches and other employees can be punished for “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in” the NFL.“Ownership and club or league management have traditionally been held to a higher standard and will be subject to more significant discipline,” the policy says.The Patriots won the Super Bowl this month over the Los Angeles Rams for their sixth NFL championship in the past 18 seasons, making them the most successful team in pro sports during that span.Kraft lives in Massachusetts and has a home in the Palm Beach area. Though he is a Democrat, he is friendly with President Donald Trump and a frequent guest at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. Kraft’s wife, Myra Hiatt Kraft, died in 2011. He has been dating 39-year-old actress Ricki Noel Lander since 2012.In a statement, Kraft’s representatives said they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.”Vero Beach police Chief David Currey, whose agency has been involved in the sex-trafficking investigation, told reporters earlier this week that the prostitutes are victims who have been trapped into the trade.“These girls are there all day long, into the evening. They can’t leave and they are performing sex acts,” Currey said, according to TCPalm. “Some of them may tell us they’re OK, but they’re not.”last_img read more