Kingston’s Under-15 cricket team lifted the 2015 Kingston Wharves Under-15 crown last Friday after they defeated defending champions St Elizabeth by 59 runs at Sabina Park.As Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) celebrates its 70th anniversary and 26 years as title sponsors of the competition, Kingston have achieved what could be considered a memorable victory.Scores: Kingston, 171 for nine in their allotted 40 overs; St Elizabeth, 112 all out. George Seymour led the way for Kingston with 50 not out while Razzaq Williams scored 48.In the bowling department, Rajiv Redhi bagged 4 for 26 from eight overs. He was supported by Matthew Comrie, 2-for 10, and Akeem Malcolm, 2-for 27.Joseph Simpson, 20, and Joshua Watson, 16, top-scored for St Elizabeth, while Roberto Simpson took three wickets for 14 runs and Romario Moxam, two for 28.”We went to the final last year with the same team and lost by one run. It was a big disappointment for most of us to lose a competition by one run, so to come back this year and do it all over with the same team is wonderful,” said Kingston’s coach Marlon Ramdeen.St Elizabeth’s coach, Tedroy Bromfield, bemoaned his team’s poor fielding and bowling.TOO MANY EXTRAS”We had too many extras – 40. The boys didn’t maintain their discipline and dropped some catches, so we let ourselves down by not doing the basics right,” Bromfield said.Mark Williams, chief operating officer of KWL, lauded the young cricketers.”Young men, this is your starting ground. All the big-named players – Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, even Stafanie Taylor – they all came through Kingston Wharves Under-15, so you are having a good launching pad,” he said.Kingston Wharves awarded four cash bursaries to the most valuable players from the four semi-finalists, and their total sponsorship package is worth approximately $5 million annually.
Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Playing on a surgically repaired right hip so painful that pulling on socks is a chore, he summoned the strength and strokes to erase a big deficit and force a fifth set before eventually succumbing to 22nd-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-2, Murray’s first opening-round loss at a Grand Slam tournament in 11 years.“If today was my last match, look, it was a brilliant way to finish,” Murray said. “I literally gave everything that I had on the court, fought as best as I could, and performed a lot better than what I should have done with the amount I’ve been able to practice and train.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMurray, just 31, is a year removed from his operation, and he said that he will decide in the next week or so whether to have a second one. If opts to avoid another procedure, he might be able to play in July at Wimbledon, where he won two of his three major titles, including the first for a British man in 77 years. If he decides for further surgery, then Monday’s match might have been his last.Even with a hitch in his gait, even as he leaned forward to rest his hands on his knees between points, Murray summoned the strength and the strokes to push the match beyond the 4-hour mark. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For all that Murray accomplished over the years, including reaching No. 1 in the rankings and a pair of Olympic singles gold medals, he never was able to leave Melbourne with the trophy, finishing as the runner-up five times.When Murray eventually succumbed to his weariness — not to mention Bautista Agut — the arena speakers blared Queen’s “We are the Champions,” with its fitting line: “And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end.”If this was, indeed, the end, Murray did just that.“I’d be OK,” he said, “with that being my last match.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during his first round match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)MELBOURNE, Australia — If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself — and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother — quite a gutsy goodbye, the type of never-give-in performance he’s famous for.What Murray could not quite do Monday at the Australian Open was finish off a stirring comeback and prolong what might just be the final tournament of his career.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Andy Murray likely to have statue erected – Wimbledon CEO Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ And the fans tried to will him past Bautista Agut, who had lost in straight sets all three previous matches the two men had played.They roared when Murray managed to break back to 2-all on the way to taking the third set, with his mom, Judy, smiling widely as she stood alongside other spectators.They chanted his name when he grabbed the fourth set.They rose when the compelling contest ended.“Andy deserves this atmosphere. Andy deserves (that) all the people came to watch him,” Bautista Agut said. “He’s a tough, tough fighter. A tough opponent. He gives everything until the last point. I want to congratulate him for all he did for tennis.”ADVERTISEMENT Afterward, a video was shown in the stadium with tributes to Murray from various players, including rivals Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, along with Nick Kyrgios, Caroline Wozniacki, Karolina Pliskova and Sloane Stephens.“Amazing career. Congratulations, buddy,” Federer said. “I’m your biggest fan.”Federer opened his bid for a third consecutive Australian Open championship, and record seventh overall, with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Denis Istomin at Rod Laver Arena. Nadal, whose 17 career majors are second among men only to Federer’s 20, overpowered Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 earlier.Nadal, who had surgery on his right ankle in November, hadn’t competed since stopping during his U.S. Open semifinal in September because of a bad knee.“It’s very difficult to start (again) after an injury,” Nadal said. “I know it very well.”Other major title winners who advanced on Day 1, when the temperature approached 90 degrees (33 Celsius), included defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova — who beat Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 — Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova.The highest-seeded player to exit was No. 9 John Isner, who hit 47 aces but lost 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) against 97th-ranked Reilly Opelka in an all-American match.The most attention, though, was drawn by Murray, who is as popular for his success on the court as his attitude away from it.The stands were dotted with British and Scottish flags and with signs of support. When Bautista Agut entered, he was greeted by a smattering of polite applause. When Murray was introduced, there were full-throated screams, followed by chants of his first name.As play began, Murray delighted his well-wishers every so often with terrific shots on a full sprint and his trademark, quick-reflex returns. When he flubbed a shot or otherwise let a point slide by, Murray displayed the muttering and leg-slapping self-contempt the world has come to know and expect — and, let’s face it, love — from the guy.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Workers Association (MOFAWA) yesterday donated some assorted items to victims of the Ebola virus at the Island Clinic Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on the Bushrod Island.The items donated included sacks of safe drinking water, several cartons of juices, Detol and other disinfectants as well as bales of used clothing, bed sheets and slippers.Making the presentation on behalf of his fellow workers, MOFAWA president Emmanuel Tableh said the gesture was the Association’s way of identifying with those victimized by the Ebola disease as they fight to survive the terrible virus during this critical period of the nation’s history.Mr. Tableh, who himself is a clinician, expressed the hope that though Ebola is a disease that inflicts pain and afflictions on its victims, yet with the collective humanitarian efforts and assistance of Liberians and the international community, the virus will soon be defeated.Mr. Tableh expressed appreciation to doctors, nurses and other healthcare givers who are on the frontline of the Ebola fight, for their tireless efforts towards the eradication of the disease. It is they who have helped reduce the transmission of the killer virus in Liberia.The spokesman then thanked his fellow employees of the Ministry for supporting this worthy humanitarian initiative and applauded the Ngafuan led- Administration for affording them the space to make this presentation. Receiving the items on behalf of the ETU, Dr. Atai Omoruto assured MOFAWA that the items would be distributed to the most needy victims. He expressed gratitude to the association’s leadership for the timely humanitarian gesture.While welcoming the Foreign Ministry’s team at the ETU, the Ugandan physician hailed its leadership for being courageous enough to walk into the center to make such a laudable and excellent donation, describing the initiative as appropriate humanitarian gesture.Dr. Omoruto said it is not the quantity that matters but the thought of identifying with people in distress in ETU centers. He extolled them as patriotic citizens with the passion to extend a helping hand to their fellow citizens victimized by the disease.She then admonished the association to continue to render such a humanitarian services as Liberia intensifies its battle against the Ebola virus.The Ugandan doctor further warned that despite the gains made in the fight against the virus, Liberians should not be complacent but continue to take seriously all precautionary measures in order to drive the virus totally out of Liberia.
In the early morning hours six weeks ago, a three-month-old baby girl was found at the doorstep of a Caldwell family. There was no birth certificate attached to the infant.“My daughter opened the front door like she always does every morning and noticed a baby wrapped in a blanket, at our doorstep. We kept the child for a day and brought everything the baby would need like a tub and so on. The next day, we decided to take her to the Zone 7 Police Depot to inform them of our finding, but to our surprise, they took the baby from us and told us to go home. Since then we have not seen the baby,” the family added.Besides a picture, there is no evidence of the child’s existence.On August 2, at about 9:00am, blocks away from where the three-month infant was found, a one year-old child was found wandering around; everyone in the community claimed not to know the toddler.“I found her this morning and walked around with her for about two hours hoping that someone would take notice of the child. No one came looking for her nor claimed to know the child, so I took her to the Zone 7 Police Depot as a missing child,” said Bintu, a market woman selling peanuts around Caldwell.These two cases represent yet another challenge Liberia has to face in the aftermath of the deadly Ebola outbreak. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is estimating that some 60,000 children born during the Ebola outbreak have yet to be registered into existence.According to UNICEF’s Liberian representative, Sheldon Yett, the closure of health facilities and limited health services during the Ebola outbreak has ‘halted Liberia’s progress in registering births in recent years.“Children who have not been registered at birth officially don’t exist and without citizenship, they risk marginalization because they may be unable to access basic health and social services, obtain identity documents and will be in danger of being trafficked or illegally adopted,” he recently stated in a Yahoo article “Ebola disrupts Liberia birth records, poses trafficking threat-UN”Online statistics show that in December 2013 the rate of birth registration in Liberia increased 25 percent from four percent in 2007.The number of birth registrations fell to 48,000 in 2014 from 79,000 in 2013.Ma Jenneh, a midwife who said she delivered more than twenty of the unregistered babies during the Ebola outbreak shared her interesting experience:A poverty-stricken and ailing woman claimed that she lost all her earnings after her cook-shop business collapsed months before the Ebola outbreak. So when Ma Jenneh had the opportunity of a lifetime to make a little extra money, despite its risk, she jumped to the task.“A nurse who normally delivered babies in the Caldwell vicinity before and during the Ebola outbreak fell ill to EVD. And because many pregnant women in my community at the time were young, I felt like I had to help them to give birth,” she added, “There was no one around to deliver babies, so I had to take her place. Though I haven’t delivered babies in almost nine years, I had to help.”According to a story that described both sad and happy endings, Ma Jenneh said that out of the twenty babies delivered in her care, only eight survived.“First of all most of the mothers never had a hospital visit and came to deliver stillbirth babies; babies who were missing this and that and there was a case where the mother bled too much and I had to leave her alone until she pushed by herself,” she said.When asked if there were any mortality amongst the young mothers, she replied: “Yes there were. Some of the babies were taken home by relatives after the mother didn’t make it.”Meanwhile, according to the Government of Liberia and UNICEF they are working towards a strategic plan that will straighten the birth registration of some 60,000 children in Liberia.“There will be a nationwide campaign later this year to reach all children not registered since 2014,” they said.The unidentified infant that was dropped off six weeks ago during the misty morning hours in Caldwell is no where to be found, but with the help of UNICEF and the Liberian government, she will have an opportunity to one day have a name.“I’ll be happy if she is accounted for by the government, maybe then we will be able to know who this mysterious baby is that was dropped off in front of our house so many mornings ago,” the Caldwell family stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Everton came from behind to gain a slender advantage over Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League last-16 at Goodison Park on Thursday.The Toffees went behind following a sluggish start when Oleh Husev whipped the ball past Tim Howard, but they were level before the break when Steven Naismith guided the ball past Oleksandr Shovkovskiy into the bottom corner.And Romelu Lukaku’s composed spot-kick ten minutes from time puts the Toffees in pole position when the tie resumes at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium next week.Everton’s season arguably rests with their progress in the Europa League, so the air of trepidation surrounding Goodison Park before kick-off was to be expected.And the home faithful were sent into silence when the visitors took the lead on 14 minutes. Kiev capitalised on a laboured Everton start when Husev swept home a delicate volley past Tim Howard, beating the American shot-stopper at his near post.The hosts appeared to look rattled from the setback as Kevin Mirallas was booked for a petulant foul, while Andriy Yarmolenko was emerging as the visitors’ main threat down the right, with Luke Garbutt responsible for marking the 25-year-old in the absence of Leighton Baines.Kiev continued to press as Dieudonne Mbokani’s goal-bound header was blocked by Phil Jagielka before Serhiy Sydorchuk forced a good save from Howard. But Lukaku could have levelled the scoring from 40-yards with Shovkovskiy caught outside of his area, but his shot bounced wide.The Belgium ace then came to within a lick of paint to equalising when his free-kick struck the post via a Shovkovskiy fingertip save. But the visitors could not withstand Roberto Martinez’s rejuvenated side when Lukaku stormed through the Kiev defence before sliding Steven Naismith in on goal, and the Scotland international produced an assured finish to level the match before the break.The Ukrainian league leaders looked a shadow of the side that commanded the early period of the first-half as Everton occupied the majority of possession and should have gone ahead when Mirallas’ cross whistled through the six yard area, but neither Naismith nor Lukaku could poke the ball into the net.Everton maintained their pursuit of a second goal with a string of half-chances and should have edged in front when Gareth Barry was presented with the ball inside the box, but the former Manchester City midfielder miscued his effort.Martinez wrung the changes in a bid to improve his side’s fortunes in front of goal and it paid off when Leon Osman – on for the largely peripheral Ross Barkley – saw his cross blocked by the arm of Danilo Silva inside the area. Lukaku did the rest with a cool penalty down the middle to put the Blues ahead with ten minutes remaining.And the 21 year-old almost created the hosts’ third with a sweeping cross, although Osman’s header flashed wide of the mark. Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev: Lukaku completes Toffees comeback 1
Brendan Rodgers was a special guest on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday.The former Liverpool boss joined Alan and co-host Neil Warnock after the Reds booked their spot in the League Cup final and explained why he didn’t watch them reach Wembley.He also gave his thoughts on Christian Benteke, hailed Jurgen Klopp as a ‘good guy’, discussed Daniel Sturridge’s injury woes and reflected on the Merseyside’s club failure to sign Dele Alli.Click on the link above to listen to the interview with Rodgers. Liverpool FC news: Reds players programmed to play Jurgen Klopp way, says Brendan RodgersLiverpool FC news: ‘Klopp rates Benteke – he tried to sign him!’ Brendan Rodgers tells talkSPORTBrendan Rodgers EXCLUSIVE – Possible Liverpool return for Luis Suarez? ‘He loves and misses the club and fans adore him, why not?’
Senator Brian O Domhnaill has reacted to claims that he has paid back €3,434 to the Oireachtas for wrongly-claimed expenses.The Fianna Fail politician issued a statement this afternoon on the matter.The Gortahork public representative said the Vouched Public Representation allowance payments which he received from the Oireachtas for 2012 were “absolutely and entirely” for expenditure incurred in the carrying out of my duties to the best of my ability. The Fianna Fail politician is already being investigated by the Standards in Public Office Commission for alleged duplication of expenses claims.A total of five members of the Oireachtas repaid €4,992 in claims after the audit, which was carried out by Mazars.Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, who was investigated by the commission over travel and subsistence claims made between 2006 and 2007 when he was a county councillor, accounted for €3,434 of the total.This is his statement in full. The Vouched Public Representation allowance payments which I received from the Oireachtas for 2012 were “absolutely and entirely” for expenditure incurred in the carrying out of my duties to the best of my ability.Since the introduction of Vouched allowance for TDs and Senators I have always opted for vouched expenses. My legitimate expenditure on constituency activities for 2012 was in excess of Eur 25,000. The Vouched allowance payment for Senators was Eur 15,000.I was advised by the houses of the Oireachtas In 2011 that expenditure which I had incurred was deemed eligible for Senators ie Constituency Offices costs etc.However, it has since been clarified as being deemed ineligible expenditure for allowance purposes for Senators. Therefore over Eur 13,000 of absolutely necessary expenditure in the fulfilling of my role has been deemed ineligible for the purposes of the Allowance.I also had incurred other eligible secretarial expenditure for the 2012 period which was an eligible allowable expense, however due to a lack of clarity I didn’t present those for claim purposes. If I had submitted those as part of my claim at the time no repayment on my part would have been due at all. However for the purposes of clarity I decided not to query the matter and instead immediately repaid the amount of Eur 3,434. This left an overall payment of Eur 11,566 allowance for 2012. My constituency expenditure for the period was approximately Eur 25,000 which was paid for exclusively by myself.It is worth pointing out that TDs are allowed to claim for all of the constituency expenses which I had incurred however Senators cannot claim for this expenditure.Because I am one of the only Irish Senators with a Full time constituency office my level of annual expenditure is much higher. I am happy to do this and will continue to do so in order to provide a dedicated and full time service to the people of Donegal.The reporting of any inaccurate claims is absolutely incorrect as no claims were made for this payment. The PRA is paid by the houses of the Oireachtas to each Senator and TD without the need for a claim having to be made. The only requirement is for a Senator or TD to specify as to whether or not the payment is to be vouched or unvouched. I have always opted for the vouched option.SENATOR O DOMHNAILL SAYS EXPENSES WERE USED TO CARRY OUT HIS DUTIES was last modified: December 20th, 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:expensesSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILL
Who’s that with our Eimear?YOU could spot the Donegal accent a mile away….When RTE began a series of TV features on the Irish Down Under today, one voice was distinctive.Eimear Beattie, nee McGlinchey, was among a group of Irish parents who meet up regularly in Perth. More than 40,000 Irish people are making Australia their new home every year.“Three kids later and we’re loving it here,” said Eimear on the Nine O’Clock News.“The fact that modern technology allows us to see our own families back home every day, it’s actually been a very very easy choice for us.”Eimear, a former student at St Columba’s College in Stranorlar, recently met some well-known members of the Lions squad! DONEGAL WOMAN TELLS RTE NEWS: ‘I’M LOVING MY LIFE DOWN UNDER’ was last modified: July 2nd, 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:DONEGAL WOMAN TELLS RTE NEWS: ‘I’M LOVING MY LIFE DOWN UNDER’eileen mcglinchey beattie
“It’s a respiratory virus. It causes low-grade temperatures, snotty noses and coughing and is more evident in stables that do not have good vaccination programs,” he said. “Yet, it has affected horses in those programs as well.” Arthur estimates about 500 horses at both tracks have been infected with the virus. “It primarily has surfaced in young horses, but some older horses have been affected as well,” Arthur said. “It looks like the cough runs at least 10 days after a horse comes down with the virus, which means the horse loses at least 10 days of training, but more likely three weeks.” Wild Fit, second in the Oak Leaf Stakes at odds of 1-2, is headed for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Oct. 29 at Belmont Park in New York. “I was too easy on her,” said trainer Jeff Mullins, explaining her three-quarters of a length loss. “She only had 13 days between her races at Del Mar (winning a maiden race on Aug. 14 and the Del Mar Debutante on Aug. 27). I lightened up on her a little bit and she was a little fresh, a little rank early (in the Oak Leaf) and it cost me.” ARCADIA — From horse players to management, everybody hates small betting fields. A lack of horses in any race makes for poor wagering value and uninteresting competition. The Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita already has experienced more than its fair share or short fields, but the reason for lack of activity at the entry box is a virus which has permeated the barn area at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. The horse population for racing purposes has been reduced by “at least 10 to 15 percent,” according to veterinarian Dr. Rick Arthur. Jockey Alex Solis will retain the mount. Jockey Corey Nakatani again has switched agents from Nick Cosato to Bob Meldahl, who has represented Nakatani in the past. “We just went our separate ways,” Nakatani said about the split. “That about sums it up.” Martin Pedroza , who won his seventh riding title, and eighth overall, at the recent Fairplex Park meeting, readily admitted his riding style changes when he returns to a full-size oval like Santa Anita. “Santa Anita is a totally different track than Fairplex,” Pedroza said. “At Pomona, it’s all about making the turns and what rider I follow. At Fairplex everything is go, go, go. Here you have to be more patient and use your head more.” Jockey Patrick Valenzuela has been suspended for three days, this Friday through Sunday, by the Oak Tree stewards for his ride aboard Dealer Choice in last Thursday’s sixth race. Valenzuela was ticked for altering course without sufficient clearance around the far turn and causing interference. Dealer Choice won, but was disqualified and placed eighth. Agent Tony Matos said that jockey Victor Espinoza will ride Oak Leaf Stakes winner Diamond Omi in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Espinoza also has the assignment on Happy Ticket, a fast-closing second to Ashado in the recent Beldame Stakes in New York, in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Retired jockey Paco Mena, inducted last month into the Fairplex Park Hall of Fame, was a recent visitor to Oak Tree. “I’m hoping to find a job as a foreman with a trainer,” Nena said. Valentine Dancer, a disappointing fifth behind Healthy Addiction in the Lady’s Secret Handicap on Oct. 2, will run on California Cup Day on Nov. 6. However, trainer Craig Lewis hasn’t decided if the mare will compete on dirt, or turf. Oak Tree offers a special Columbus Day card this afternoon with first post at 12:30 p.m. Heading the nine-race program is the $75,000 Cover Gal Stakes at seven furlongs for 2-year-old fillies bred in California which drew a field of eight, including Cinderella Stakes winner River’s Prayer. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The 93 side broke new ground by becoming All-Ireland six-a-side champions for the first time ever. They meet the 95 winning side next week to decide which side was the best.Next Saturday, before the curtain comes down on the 38th Burtonport Festival an explosive charity football match will take place between old classmates at Keadue N.S. The All-Ireland winning sides of 1993 and 1995 have decided to lock horns next Saturday the 26th of July, at Central Park the home of one of the most famous Junior clubs in Ireland Keadue Rovers.For years debate has raged as to who truly was the better side, with arguments still being made both for and against either side. It has strained relationships over the years and divided families, and next week’s meeting will be anything but ‘friendly’.A war of words has broken out on social media accounts with Christopher Boyle, a winning member of the 95 side being particularly derogatory in his remarks about the 93 side.Boyle made a string of stinging comments online as he stoked up the heat between the bitter rivals.He posted on his Facebook timeline, “It’s been that long since “John ‘Minnie’ Gallagher seen a ball he’ll more than likely grab it next week and try and tie it to a lobster pot. LOL John ‘Minnie’ Gallagher is a major doubt after suffering a back injury and is undergoing intense rehab in a race to get fit for the match.The undoubted star of the 93 side Noel Forker will be making a return from Glasgow were he currently resides.Although as he’s bringing his girlfriend home for the first time to meet the family, there has been suggestions from some quarters that this could be a distraction which may affect his performance.Seanie O’Donnell, Gary Ward, Shaun Boyle, David Boyle and Noel Forker have all confirmed there eligibility, while doubts remain over John Joe McElroy and Paul Elliot.Wing wizard Seanie O’Donnell has told teammate Gary Ward in no uncertain terms that he will have to cut his hair if he expects to starts in goals next week. Father time hasn’t been the kindest to the 93 side, and with many of the 95 side still active, they should have the physical edge over there older opponents.The 95 side have been dealt a blow with the news Kevin Ward is in America on International business and won’t make the match.However, outside of Ward the 95 side are at full strength and are looking strong.Managers Joe ‘Corry’ Bonner, Pat Forker and Owenie Ferry all declined to comment on next week’s unique match but are expected to attend. It promises to be an entertaining occasion with the ‘great debate’ finally going to be put to bed, it should be intriguing match.The game is being organised to raise funds for the Arranmore RNLI, so get down to Central Park next week and support a great cause.BURTONPORT FESTIVAL: UNIQUE CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH ORGANISED TO SETTLE DEBATE ONCE AND FOR ALL was last modified: July 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Burtonport FestivalcharityFeaturesFootball MatchnewsSport