USL: Wins for Bonagee and Cockhill Celtic in Intermediate Cup

first_imgBonagee United and Cockhill Celtic booked their spots in the third round of the FAI Intermediate Cup after wins over Fanad United and Swilly Rovers.At Triagh-A-Locha, Francesco Crisco and Seamus Brown netted in a 2-1 win for Bonagee while Ronan ‘Olly’ Doherty bagged a hat-trick as Cockhill claimed a big 7-0 win at home.Fanad United 1 Bonagee United 2 BONAGEE UNITED advanced to the national stage of the FAI Intermediate Cup after getting the better of Fanad United at Triagh-A-Locha.Francesco Crisco and Seamus Brown bagged the goals for Peter Moran’s team, who just had enough firepower to see off the two-time Intermediate winners.Fanad’s powers mightn’t be at their once-formiddable levels, but under Arthur Lynch they have lost none of their spirit and John McGarvey’s goal nine minutes from time gave the home side hope.They couldn’t find a second way through to force extra-time and their cause wasn’t helped by the dismissal of Seamus ‘Coshia’ Friel just moments after his introduction.For long periods it seemed as if the opening goal, by Italian Crisco on 42 minutes, might well have been decider.Shane O’Doherty’s inch-perfect corner invited Crisco to have a go and he drilled a wonderful first-time effort across Shane Graham and into the far corner from 15 yards.Having found space, and just enough time, in the box, Crisco’s finish was expert.Their second arrived in the 80th minute and it, too, was a work of art, substitute Brown turning and hooking over ‘keeper Graham with the deftest of touches. Graham attempted to claw away, but assistant referee Paul Duddy was well positioned to award the goal.A minute later, McGarvey turned home from close range after getting on the end of a cross by Killian Gallagher and it was game on.However, Fanad’s hopes of a comeback were dealt a blow when Friel was given his marching orders, handed a straight red card by referee Packie Coll for his part in an incident involving the Bonagee goalkeeper Gareth Wade.Try as they might and, as is their wont, Fanad certainly dug deep in the closing minutes, but Bonagee held firm.Early in the game, Crisco saw a thumping effort deflect wide, while Aidan McCauley stung Graham into action with a teasing free.Martin McElhinney, the Donegal Gaelic footballer, who has recently signed for Fanad, warmed the palsm of Wade from distance and Aidan McLaughlin almost got in for the lead goal, but his shot was palmed out by Graham.Crisco soon had Bonagee on their way – to the win and into the next round – with Brown’s goal giving them sufficient breathing space in a keenly-contested affair.Fanad United: Shane Graham; Seamus ‘Nanny’ Friel, Shaun McElwaine, Kieran Gorman, Conor Blaney; Kelan McElwaine, Matthew Crossan, Martin McElhinney, Eoghan Rafferty; John McGarvey, Marty McAteer. Subs: Killian Gallagher for Rafferty (50), Seamus ‘Coshia’ Friel for Blaney (83).Bonagee United: Gareth Wade; Taylor Russell, Gareth Breslin, Darek Frankowski, Gareth Breslin; Francesco Crisco, Aidan McCauley, Chris Moran, Shane O’Doherty; Jamie Lynagh; Aidan McLaughlin. Sub: Seamus Brown for O’Diherty (79).Referee: Packie Coll.The losing Fanad Utd team.Cockhill Celtic 7 Swilly Rovers 0COCKHILL CELTIC RAN in seven second-half goals to inflict a heavy defeat on Swilly Rovers and advance in the FAI Intermediate Cup at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds.Ronan ‘Olly’ Doherty netted a hat-trick for Gavin Cullen’s men, who poured in the goals in a deadly second half.Cockhill came close in the eighth minute. Conor Keddy found space on right, but his cross-cum-shot evaded evertone.Swilly were dealt a blow when Jordan Toland had to be replaced through injury after just 23 minutes and a scrappy first half ended scoreless, although Mark Moran did riffle over late in the half.Cullen’s half time team talk had immediate effect with Cockhill taking the lead in the first minute of the second half, Keddy’s cross headed in at the far post by Doherty with only 23 seconds gone.It was two-nil on 48 minutes when Gerry Gill advanced through midfield and his cross headed home by Moran.Swilly were shell-shocked and it was three on 56 minutes, Doherty slotting home inside the box with Gill again providing the assist.Swilly’s effort continued with Mikey Sweeney firing over after good work from Kyle Burke and Laurence Toland hit the post with a deflected effort.Cockhill were ruthlessly punishing Swilly on the break and added two goals in three minutes midway through the half.Both goals featured intricate interplay involving Gerard McLaughlin and Gill, with Moran converting the fourth and Jimmy Bradley finishing for a 5-0 lead.The remainder of the match was played at a stroll with Doherty completing his hat trick with a fantastic curled shot on 72 minutes and the seventh came on 86 minutes when Gill’s shot was brilliantly saved by Caolan Bolton but rebounded off a defender and in.Cockhill Celtic: Harry Doherty; Paul McDermott, Peter Doherty, Oisin McColgan, Jason Breslin; Gerry Gill, James Bradley, Conor Keddy, Ronan Doherty; Gerard McLaughlin, Mark Moran. Subs: Daniel Martin Doherty for McLaughlin (63), Paul McKinney for Gill (63), Darren Coyle for Keddy (70), William O’Connor for McColgan (75). Swilly Rovers: Caolan Bolton; Dylan Hegarty, Shay Durning, Dan O’Donnell, Shaun Crossan; Ryan Toland, Marty McDaid, Jordan Toland, Brandon Wilkie; Ricky Fisher, Laurence Toland. Subs: Duncan Patterson for J.Toland (23), Paul Bradley for McDaid (45), Mikey Sweeney for R.Toland (54), Glen McElhinney for Wilkie (70), Daire Crossan for Fisher (75).Referee: Marty Quinn.USL: Wins for Bonagee and Cockhill Celtic in Intermediate Cup was last modified: October 23rd, 2016 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)last_img read more

2013: The Year Internet TV Went Mainstream

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Hulu#Internet TV#iTunes#Netflix#television center_img john paul titlow Something huge is happening in online TV this year. No, it’s not a new streaming set top box or Web-exclusive video series. It’s not even an app. It’s a milestone: 2013 is the year that Internet-first TV became truly normal. People have been watching TV programs online at places like Hulu and Netflix for years. But until recently, most that viewing has involved programs that had previously aired on broadcast or cable TV. There have long been geek-centric webisodes of TV-esque programming online, but nothing that everyday people would watch. This year, things are changing. “An Inflection Point For Online Television”For evidence of the mainstreaming of Web-first TV, look no further than the online revival of All My Children and One Life to Live. The classic TV soap operas are returning not to a broadcast network, but to Hulu and iTunes. It may sound like a distribution strategy fit for a tech video podcast or no-name Web TV series, but these are soap operas. TV doesn’t get more mainstream than this.(See also: The Internet’s Assault On Traditional TV Is Working)Citing an “inflection point for online television”, the shows’ backers are betting big on the notion that enough people watch TV online these days to make this a profitable endeavor. If recent history is any indication, it’s a safe bet.The first sign of Internet TV’s legitimacy among mainstream audiences came earlier this year with House of Cards. We still don’t know precisely how many people tuned into Netflix’s TV-quality political drama, but it’s clearly been popular among the service’s 29 million subscribers, as well as many critics.Most importantly, the show got people talking. Not just tech-savvy people living their lives online, but normal, everyday people. Suddenly, you could hear House of Cards being chattered about at parties as though it was the latest drama on HBO, whose U.S. subscriber count Netflix just surpassed. (Sort of, at least.)At 4 million subscribers, Hulu is markedly smaller than Netflix, but it’s growing fast. And unlike Netflix, Hulu lets non-subscribers stream shows for free from the desktop, so the potential reach of shows like the new All My Children isn’t capped at 4 million, or even 29 million, for that matter. Then there’s iTunes, through which viewers will be able to purchase individual episodes.The Imperfect Science of Measuring Web TVEven on these popular online services, these soap operas will almost certainly fall short of the kind of ratings numbers they used to see on daytime TV. It’s impossible to know for sure, since each of these services has different viewership metrics and they’re not particularly eager to share. Even Netflix, which proudly boasts the success of House of Cards, won’t say just how many people actually watched the show. The measurement challenge might begin to change soon, as Nielsen moves toward measurement tools that Internet sources into account. Next month, a temporary pilot run of its Nielsen Digital Program Ratings will track online views from the networks’ own websites. In time, the tracking method could become a standard utilized by an array of online video services, finally painting an accurate picture of what’s getting watched. Nielsen has a long way to go with Internet TV measurement, but the fact that it’s tinkering with a decades-old formula is a sign that online TV viewership is now too enormous for it to ignore if it wants to stay relevant.Before the year is halfway over, we’ll have another test of Internet TV’s mainstream appeal when Arrested Development‘s fourth season lands on Netflix. Like the soap operas, Arrested Development is making the leap from TV to online, but in this case the show is backed by eight years of anticipation and the same data-driven smarts that all but ensured House of Cards would be a hit. Again, we won’t know how many people will actually tune in to the new season of Arrested Development unless Netflix decides to share that data. In the meantime, we’ll have only limited, largely anecdotal clues to go from. Perhaps the most important: Are people talking about this? I don’t mean on Twitter, but at the bar. That’s how we’ll really know that a new era in television’s history is underway. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

Alleged clip of missing J&K boy put up online

first_imgParents of Ehtesham Bilal, 19 — who went missing on October 28 but reappeared on Friday in an online post, wielding weapons under the Islamic State banner — asked their son to return home and appealed to Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind chief Zakir Musa to help them.Distraught and refusing to take meals, Bilal’s mother appealed to her son to shun the militant outfit. “Whatever group you have joined, please return. I appeal to Zakir Musa and will pray for his long life, help me in returning my son,” she said in a video.Bilal, who was a student at Sharda University in Noida was reported missing on October 28by his parents. His father, who owns a hardware shop in Srinagar, expressed shock over his son’s purported audio message,where he pledges allegiance to the IS-motivated Jundul Khilafah and to IS’s Iraq-based leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.“I heard your audio message. You talk about Islam. Islam says heaven lies under the feet of mother. Islam warns against disobedience to your parents. I order you to return to your family, Your mother hasn’t eaten anything [since you went missing],” he said.On Friday, a six-minute audio, attributed to Bilal, and pictures, where he was wielding a gun and weapons strapped with an IS flag in the backdrop, were uploaded on social media. “I was looking into the eyes of those 100 kufaars (non-Muslims) when they attacked me in groups like dogs. I was defending my Afghan muslim brothers. I was even then an advocate of khilaf (Islamic State)…and have chosen the path of jihad,” Bilal purportedly says in the audio.He was apparently referring to a clash that took place between local and Afghan students at Sharda University on October 4. A senior counter-insurgency police officer told The Hindu that Bilal has joined militant ranks and his movement was traced to Srinagar and Pulwama. “We are investigating the matter,” the officer said.National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah described the development as “a worrying trend”.“If this is genuine, it’s hugely worrying. Sometimes, seemingly small actions have huge consequences. If what happened to him at Sharda University has led him to choose such a destructive path, it’s even more tragic. One more life on the path to ruin and one more family in turmoil,” Mr. Abdullah tweeted.last_img read more

Can the BMW 1-Series M Performance Edition stand out in the luxury hatchback segment?

first_imgBMW 1-Series M PerformanceTaking competition in the luxury hatchback segment to a new level, BMW India has recently launched a limited performance edition of its 1-series vehicle. Changes made are in terms of external graphics and a few interior elements to help the vehicle gather more eyeballs. The 116i M Performance Edition is priced at Rs. 22.65 lakhs, which could possibly help the company differentiate itself from the other two luxury car giants. External changesExterior modifications comprise of black front grille, stylish rear spoiler with fins, sportier alloy wheels and M Performance lettering. The car is available in two non metallic paintworks, namely Crimson Red and Alpine White. Apart from these, it is also present in the following six metallic paintworks- Glacier Silver, Midnight Blue, Mineral Grey, Black Sapphire, Deep Sea Blue and Valencia Orange. Internal changesSide skirtings and sporty red accents are visible across the insides of the M Performance editions. In addition, leather wrapping with red stitching for steering wheel, red highlights for the speedometer and an electric glass roof will also be offered as part of standard features. EnginesOn the mechanical front, no changes have been made to the standard 1-Series. It still comes with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and a 2.0 litre diesel engine, delivering maximum power of 136 bhp and 143 bhp, respectively.Competition in the sub-25 lakh range is suddenly heating up in the Indian market. Many upwardly mobile Indians have taken a strong liking to vehicles such as the A-Class, 1-Series and the upcoming A3. It remains to be seen how well the new M Performance edition can stand out against the others in this segment. In terms of pricing, 116i M Performance Edition sis priced at Rs. 22.65 lakhs. The 118d M Performance Edition is available for Rs. 25.60 lakhs and 118d Sport M Performance Edition for Rs. 28.55 lakhs. Top variant 118d Sport Plus M Performance Edition can be purchased for Rs. 32.50 lakhs.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Iceland lose to Nigeria, Argentina dreams alive

first_imgThe whole of Argentina will be thanking Ahmed Musa for the two goals that he scored on Friday as Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 in their Group D fixture at the Volgograd Arena.Iceland’s loss means Argentina’s campaign in the tournament is still alive as Nigeria moved to the second spot in the group behind Croatia with 3 points in 2 games.Musa scored a brilliant brace in the second half to ensure victory for his side even though the scoreline could have been different had Gylfi Sigurdsson not missed a penalty for Iceland.FIFA World Cup 2018, Nigeria vs Iceland: HighlightsAfter a goalless first half, Musa broke the deadlock in the 49th minute after Victor Moses sprinted deep into the Iceland half and curled a cross to the near post. Musa deftly controlled the ball before slamming it past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley.The 25-year-old then doubled the lead in the 75th minute, picking up the ball on the left side of the Iceland penalty area. He mazed his way past Halldorsson and picked his spot in the Iceland goal to take his tally of World Cup goals to 4. This was also Musa’s third successive goal in World Cups for Nigeria.#CRO are guaranteed to be Group D winners, but who will join them?A massive win for #NGA means it is all to play for! #NGAISL pic.twitter.com/Fdlqqfsl4vFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 22, 2018FIFA World Cup 2018: Full CoverageNigeria will now face Argentina in its final group match on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. If Nigeria wins, it will advance to the round of 16. But if Argentina claims all three points, it can still advance depending on the result of the other match between Croatia and Iceland.advertisementIceland had a chance to get one back but Gylfi Sigurdsson sent a penalty kick way over the Nigeria bar in the 83rd minute. The penalty was awarded after a video review showed that Alfred Finnbogason had been brought down by Tyronne Ebuehi.After that penalty miss, have #ISL ran out of time in #NGAISL? pic.twitter.com/OFc0d5XsA9FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 22, 2018Iceland held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in its opening match, with Lionel Messi missing a penalty. And with Croatia routing the Argentines 3-0 on Thursday, it opened the way for Iceland to claim the group’s second spot in the round of 16.But Nigeria’s second-half display in Volgograd was arguably as good as any in the World Cup and came after a fairly dour first half in which the Super Eagles did not register a shot on target.Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr made some tactical changes, including bringing Musa into the starting lineup to inject some pace into the attack. Also, Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel played in a more defensive role in midfield, his presence helping to shore up the defense against Iceland’s two-man forward line.The win also vindicated the decision of Rohr to overhaul his attack after a limp 2-0 defeat to Croatia in Nigeria’s opener, bringing in Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho at the expense of strikers Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.(With AP inputs)last_img read more