take early leadDefending champions Passagefort United signalled from early that they will be the team to beat in this year’s South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League, which is sponsored by Member of Parliament Colin Fagan, after they copped their second win in as many games last Sunday. Passagefort moved to eight points as they got by a spirited Garveymeade 250-243.In other games, Westmeade Rising Stars stopped Waterford 250-233, and Cumberland defeated pointless Portsmouth 250-200.Tomorrow’s games: Ken’s Wildflower vs Garveymeade, Portsmouth vs Westmeade Rising Stars, and Waterford vs Passagefort United.Church football clash in semisDefending champions Edgewater FC will take on East Portmore Portals in the opening semi-final game of a double-header, in the Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Football League at Cedar Grove playing field at 1 p.m. In the second semi-final, Portmore United take on Cedar Grove at 3 p.m.Meanwhile, Portmore had to dig deep last Saturday to secure their semi-final spot, as they clipped Daytona 2-1 in their finalpreliminary-round game.Passagefort semi-finalsThe semi-finals of the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) Church Football League will be played today at Passagefort playing field. Hope & Mercy Ministries play Fair View in one semi-final, while defending champions 65 Waltham Park New Testament Church of God will take on Power of Faith Ministries in the second semi-final.In their final preliminary-round game, Hope & Mercy stunned Faith Temple Pentecostal3-0 through goals from Jason Williams (37th, 65th) and Jemarc Graham (71st).PFM ‘A’, Equator, In Your Neighbourhood Edgewater, Portals face off in finalPower of Faith Ministries ‘A’ take on Equator Faith Mission in the final of the PFM Church Netball League at the PFM Sports Complex today, beginning at 2:15 p.m. In the play-off for third place, PFM ‘B’ play Faith Temple New Testament at 1:30 p.m.In semi-final games played recently, PFM ‘A’ beat PFM ‘B’ 29-22. Debbie-Ann Coghiel, 15 goals from 18 attempts, and Melonie Bailey, 14/18 attempts, scored for PFM ‘A’. Sophie March scored all of PFM ‘B’ goals from 32 attempts. Equator Faith Mission defeated Faith Temple New Testament 22-17. Equator’s Nickeisha Duncan’s 20 goals from 25 attempts led her team, while shooting for Faith Temple was Lorraine Miller, with 12/19.
As if that wasn’t depressing enough for Walcott, he has watched Wenger splash out a club record £52 million ($68 million) for Lyon striker Lacazette and make a so far unsuccessful attempt to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.But, in his 11th year with Arsenal, 28-year-old Walcott served notice he isn’t going to be cast aside without a fight as he produced two clinical finishes and laid on the cross for a Lisandro Lopez own goal.Olivier Giroud and Alex Iwobi were also on target as Arsenal ran riot in their first match in the four-team friendly tournament at the Emirates Stadium.Lacazette, introduced to a huge roar, had few chances to impress in his brief cameo, but the France international is likely to start against Sevilla on Sunday.Franco Cervi and Eduardo Salvio were the scorers for Portuguese champions Benfica, who looked lost at the back following the sale of Sweden defender Victor Lindelof to Manchester United.Walcott started for Arsenal with Lacazette on the bench and wantaway forward Alexis Sanchez not due to return to training until Sunday after Confederations Cup duty with Chile.But Walcott’s headline-grabbing show came after Arsenal fell behind in the 11th minute as Jonas set up Cervi to drill a low strike past David Ospina.Sead Kolasinac, a free transfer recruit from Schalke, made his reputation as a buccaneering left-back and, although the Bosnian was deployed in a back three by Wenger, he got forward to help Arsenal equalise in the 24th minute.Arsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette controls the ball on July 29, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONPressuring Pizzi into surrendering possession as the Benfica defender tried to shepherd the ball out of play inside his own area, Kolasinac saw goalkeeper Julio Cesar was out of position and chipped a cross towards Walcott, who volleyed home from 10 yards.Walcott bagged his second in the 32nd minute, converting a Francis Coquelin cross from close range.Coquelin then limped off having been caught on the ankle earlier in the half and Benfica equalised in the 39th minute.Ainsley Maitland-Niles squandered possession outside the Arsenal penalty area and Pizzi pounced to set up Salvio, whose deflected effort beat Ospina.But Wenger’s side regained the lead in the 52nd minute when Walcott’s cross towards Giroud was deflected into his own net by the lunging Lisandro.Giroud then netted Arsenal’s fourth with a volleyed finish from promising youngster Reiss Nelson’s pin-point cross and Iwobi made it five with a ferocious strike into the roof of the net in the 70th minute.In Saturday’s other Emirates Cup match, Sevilla beat German Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig 1-0 thanks to Wissam Ben Yedder’s 34th-minute penalty.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s midfielder Theo Walcott (C) and teammates celebrate after Benfica’s defender Lisandro Lopez scored an own goal on July 29, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 29 – Theo Walcott gave Arsene Wenger a timely reminder of his qualities with a brace in Arsenal’s 5-2 friendly thrashing of Benfica as Alexandre Lacazette made his Gunners home debut in the Emirates Cup on Saturday.Walcott is in danger of being reduced to a fringe figure following a disappointing campaign that ended with the England winger being left out of Arsenal’s FA Cup final win against Chelsea in May.
The late Dan Joe GallagherA PENSIONER who died a week ago had lost two violins in an arson attack, a court has heard.Dan Joe Gallagher, who would have been 87 on St Stephen’s Day, died in a boating accident in Rathmullan last Monday. Letterkenny District Court heard that Mr Gallagher had been owed compensation by a teenager after the thug torched his car outside his home near the Co Donegal town on September 16th 2011.The pensioner had received most of the money – almost €4,000 – but was owed another €600.This was handed in to court today by the solicitor for the accused teenager Frank Dorrian.Judge Paul Kelly was told however that he will never get the rest of the money.“Mr Gallagher passed away in sad circumstances,” said Inspector Goretti Sheridan.The teenager has admitted a number of offences. He cannot be named because he was a minor at the time.A second pensioner also lost a vehicle on the same night when it was also set on fire.The teenager has admitted a series of other offences in the same year including possession of knives.Judge Paul Kelly asked that Gardai contact single man Mr Gallagher’s next of kin to see if he left a will.TRAGIC PENSIONER LOST BELOVED FIDDLES IN ARSON ATTACK was last modified: November 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arson attackDan Joe GallagherRathmullanviolins