We tried our best, laments Conte

first_imgAfter the game Conte refused to offer an excuses for what was a lacklustre display.“Tough night, but if you remember very well, I predicted this tough night yesterday during the press conference,” he said. “If you remember, I said it would be very, very tough for a lot of reasons. It happened, but now we have to move on and see the next game.“Now it would be very simple to find a lot of excuses, a lot of alibis. This is not the right way, also because I don’t want to. For sure we made a lot of mistakes together. When we win, we win together. When we lose, we lose together.“I think the players tried to do their best, honestly. The commitment of the players was great. But, despite this, we lost. It was a bad defeat. But football is not simple. You have to prepare, to study, and then to try and prepare for every situation, every game, every season.“Now the most important thing is to understand we have to fight. This season will be very tough. We must be ready to struggle this season for everything.“We are doing everything, we are doing 120 percent. I’m exploiting this squad at the maximum level. If someone doesn’t agree about this, I’m here. I have to accept every situation. I’m very relaxed about [the pressure]. I know that I’m doing a great job, a great work, me and the staff and the players.”Asked if he thought Chelsea were overachieving this season, Conte replied: “Yes, I think we are doing more [than expected].”The defeat saw the Blues slip to fourth place in the table, 18 points behind leaders Manchester City and just two ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham.“Yes, we must be worried [about the top four],” Conte added. “It won’t be easy. But this is normal. It won’t be easy this season, and we have to fight. I think the players are starting to understand that this season, we have to struggle for a position in the Champions League.“But I think the players, until now, are great. They are [at the] very, very top for their commitment and their behaviours. If they hadn’t done that, our place in the table would be worse.“We have to understand that, if we want to speak about football and if we think to understand football we know very well this will be very difficult for us. If we want only to dream and not see the reality – in this case, I can tell you now we can fight to win the title this season!“It will be very important to look at the reality and to know that, if we are able to reach a place in the Champions League [by finishing in the top four], it will be a great success for us. Otherwise we have a normal season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Antonio Conte cannot bear to watch as he sees his side succumb to a shock defeat to Bournemouth. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Antonio Conte said his Chelsea players did their best at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as they went down to a shock 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.Three second-half goals from Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Chelsea academy graduate Nathan Ake condemned the Blues to another surprising defeat in an increasingly inconsistent season.last_img read more

Spurs star quashes Serie A transfer speculation

first_img1 Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Serie A.The French centre-back, 28, has been an ever-present in Mauricio Pochettino’s team this term after being linked with a switch away from White Hart Lane this summer.And now according to reports in Italy, long-time admirers Lazio and Fiorentina are keen to sign the powerful player and will step up their interest in the January transfer window.But Kaboul, appointed captain by Pochettino, has made his intentions clear and confirmed he wants to stay at the club.“I still have a contract until June 2016 with the Spurs, I’m very happy,” the former Portsmouth defender said. Younes Kaboul last_img read more

Jury to return Monday in polygamist-sect leader’s trial

first_imgThe young woman spent nearly three days on the witness stand, sobbing as she recalled how she pleaded to avoid the marriage and begged Steed to end his sexual advances. Prosecutor Brock Belnap said Jeffs was in a position of “special trust” – a key phrase that is part of the jury instructions. “Warren Jeffs was a principal and a teacher and religious leader in that community for 20-some-odd years, teaching young girls that they must keep the bars up and treat boys like snakes. But when they get married, to let the bars down,” Belnap told the jury. During the marriage ceremony, Jeffs told the couple to “go forward and multiply and replenish the Earth,” Belnap said. “He was commanding them to have sexual intercourse and it was without her consent.” Bugden, however, said the woman waited several years before talking to police.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Warren Jeffs, 51, president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is charged with two counts of rape as an accomplice. Prosecutors claim he used his authority to demand the teen bride enter a ceremonial marriage in 2001 and have sex with her cousin, who was 19. In closing arguments, however, a defense attorney said Jeffs is a victim who was pursued by authorities because of his religion. “His church, his religious beliefs is what’s on trial here, and it’s being dressed up as a rape,” Wally Bugden told jurors. The arguments followed five days of testimony in which the young woman, now 21, and her former husband, Allen Steed, gave conflicting accounts of Jeffs’ influence over them, especially in sexual matters. By Jennifer Dobner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. GEORGE, Utah – A jury went home Friday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a polygamous-sect leader accused of sex crimes related to the arranged marriage of a 14-year-old girl and an older cousin. The jury of five men and three women deliberated for roughly two hours and will return Monday to southern Utah’s 5th District Court. last_img read more

Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic joins Inter Milan on 18-month loan

first_img1 Stevan Jovetic Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has completed his loan move to Inter Milan.The Premier League club have confirmed the 25-year-old has joined Inter on a 18 month loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer.Jovetic joined City from Fiorentina in the summer of 2013, but has not been a regular in Manuel Pellegrini’s side.A statement on City’s official website on Friday read: “Stevan Jovetic has signed for Inter Milan on a year-and-a-half’s loan with a view to a permanent transfer.“The 25-year-old Montenegrin joined City from Fiorentina in summer 2013, but injury has consistently upset his progress for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.“He will now go on loan to the Nerazzurri for a season and a half, with a view to a permanent stay.“Jovetic managed 11 goals from 44 appearances at City, with the highlight his double in the 3-1 win over Liverpool in August 2014, and he lifted the Premier League and Capital One Cup trophies in the 2013/14 season.“Everyone at City wishes Stevan well for his time with Inter.”last_img read more

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Wednesday, June 14

first_imgWith Andy away, Jason Cundy is joined by Darren Lewis in the studio.They talk Merseyside football and take calls on whether Everton or Liverpool fans should be more excited this summer.Plus, they react to the announcement of the Mayweather v McGregor mega-fight, Southampton’s sacking of Claude Puel and more!Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img

GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS U17 GIRLS DEFEAT FOUR MASTERS TO WIN CAMOGIE LEAGUE TITLE

first_imgSean Mac Cumhaills GAA NotesUNDER 17 CAMOGIE LEAGUE FINAL.Our Under 17 Camogie girls played against Four Masters in the league final on Friday evening. Right from the throw in Mac Cumhaills were dominant. They scored a goal and a point within the first five minutes.Mac Cumhaills were unbeaten in the league and they were determined to to keep it that way. The girls battled all over the pitch and their determination was rewarded with an incredible scoreline of 8-04 to 0-01. Scorers were Holly Gillespie 3-0, Chloe Kennedy 0-3,Amy Campbell 1-0,Laura Browne 3-1 n Rachel mc Gowan 1-0 This is an incredible bunch of young ladies, who train hard and play hard. Their determination and commitment is a joy to behold. Well done to Geraldine and all the girls. You all have done the club proud once again. UNDER 15 OG SPORTThe lads traveled to Letterkenny Gaels to take part in the Og Sport tournament. They had three matches against Convoy, Termon and Gweedore. They won all matches. This puts them through to the final stages this week. Venues and times to be confirmed. Well done lads.SENIOR FOOTBALLSean Mac Cumhaills took on Downings on Sat evening in Mac Cumhaill Park. In ideal conditions, Mac Cumhaills took control right from the throw in. Stephen O Reilly slotted over a point after just 20 seconds. This set the pattern for the rest of the game. Downings never got going at all in this match.Ht Mac Cumhaills 4-11 Downings 0-01.The second half was more of the same.There were some good performances from some of the younger Mac Cumhaills players. Aaron Kely, Rory Dunleavy and Stephen Mulligan all showing well. The game ended 4-22 to 1-03. To compound Downings misery this result also relegated them. (please check)Mac Cumhaills: E Gallen, G Grindle, G Dunnion, P Gallen, S Mc Gowan, M O Reilly, S Duffy, P Mc Nulty, S O Reilly, S Mulligan, Brian Lafferty, A Kelly, Alan Patton, D O Leary, Rory Dunleavy Scorers for Mac Cumhaills S O Reilly 0-01, A Kelly 2-03, Rory Dunleavy 2-02, D O Leary 0-06 (2f), B Lafferty 0-01, A Patton 0-02, M Lynch 0-01, B Patton 0-01, S Mc Gowan 0-01, P Mc Nulty 0-01, S mulligan 0-03(1f)UNDER 16 LADIES FOOTBALLOur U16 ladies traveled to Convoy yesterday evening for our second match in the group stages. We started of very well and built up a good lead, but as the game progressed Convoy came more into the game and it was very even until half time .We regrouped and came out strong in the second half and played some very good football and ran out winners on a score line of 6-5 to 1-4. All Players who travelled got game time.This was a good result against a very good Convoy team. We take on Glenfin next week and a victory would see us top the group. We would like to see all family members come out next week and support the girls.UNDER 16 FOOTBALL Having topped their group the 16’s were drawn in a preliminary round against Gweedore. They played this match in Mac Cumhaill Park last week. they were victorious again and now face Termon in the quarter finals.SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIPBurt 2-18 Mac Cumhaills 2-12THIRD TEAM FOOTBALLMac Cumhaills 3-14 Ardara 2-11UNDER 13 FOOTBALLThe Under 13 league starts this Wednesday evening. we are home to St Eunans. Best of luck lads.MAC CUMHAILLS JACKPOT STILL AT €10,000There were no winners of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 10,15,24,25.Four match 3. Kelvin lynch, Evan Mc Devitt, Kathleen Clarke , Kevin Gallagher receive €40 each.Gary Dunnion’s team selling this week.Next weeks Jackpot is €10,000.BINGOThe Bingo is on in The Villa Rose this week. Jackpot is over €9,000.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS U17 GIRLS DEFEAT FOUR MASTERS TO WIN CAMOGIE LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: July 29th, 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:GAANoticesSean Mac CumhaillsSportlast_img read more

SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS U12’S LOSE OUT TO CARRICK ROVERS IN SFAI NATIONAL CUP

first_imgLagan Harps FCOur u/12’s were our only team in action over the weekend. They travelled to Monaghan to play Carrick Rovers in the National cup but lost 2-0.On the day Killian Gribben, Luke Parke, Shay Doherty and Oisin Toye were our best performers. Our mens team had no game as Kevin Kelly and Glenn Gallagher were in the Donegal League squad which defeated the Monaghan Cavan league 2-1.Next Sunday they are away to Whitestrand Utd in the Ulster Junior cup.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 7,12,13 and 20. Ten people had two numbers, Alan Martin was drawn out and won E50.Our annual quiz,auctio, raffle is on this Saturday night at 8.30pm in the Mt Errigal Hotel. Concert tickets, signed autographed pictures etc. for auction or raffled on the night.All welcome.SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS U12’S LOSE OUT TO CARRICK ROVERS IN SFAI NATIONAL CUP was last modified: October 20th, 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:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

SOME GOOD NEWS AT LAST – DONEGAL CATCH TO GO UP 200%

first_imgTHE Donegal fishing industry looks a lot better this weekend after the Government won major concessions from Europe – with haddock takes by our county fishermen increased by a massive 200% next year.Fishing organisations have described the outcome of crucial talks in Brussels as a “good day for Ireland and its fishing industry”.They praised Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, who said it could be worth up to €250m next year – with 36,000 tonnes of whitefish allowed to be landed and 150,000 tonnes of pelagic fish like herrings and tuna allowed to be caught. The country’s sea prawn farming industry will also resume.Quotas increase by 77% for cod off the south east and 200% off Donegal. Haddock is also up 200%.Sean O’Donoghue of the Killybegs Fishermens Association said: “Minister Coveney has delivered in spades, this was his first outing, we had five key priorities and we’ve got four if not four-and-a-half of them”.Mr O’Donoghue added: “There were arbitrary cuts proposed by the European Commission and these have been removed, there had been significant increases in key stock quotas including a 200% increase in haddock along with smaller increases for cod off the northwest coast.” “Not everyone will be satisfied, but from Monday Irish vessels will be able to put to sea and fish until the end of the year and into January. Previously, this was not the case,” said Lorcán Ó Cinnéide of the Irish Fish Producers Association“We were afraid there would be no cod quota for the Irish Sea at all, and while it’s been reduced there, at least there is a quota. This is critical to make money, to run a business.”Minister Simon Coveney described the outcome as a “record” one for Ireland which could see next year’s fishing opportunities reach €250m in value.“The measures agreed in these negotiations will maximise employment and economic activity in our coastal communities,” he added.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com SOME GOOD NEWS AT LAST – DONEGAL CATCH TO GO UP 200% was last modified: December 18th, 2011 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:EU negotiationsfishing industryGreencastleKillybegslast_img read more

COLM McFADDEN MAN CALLS INTO SEE RORY ON HIS ISLAND!

first_imgJimmy, Colm and RoryWE’VE got McFadden Man….And this weekend singer, songwriter, publican, entertainer and of course, the GAA’s greatest all-time song machine man of all time Rory Gallagher had a pint or two with the St Michael’s scorer.Colm McFadden popped into Rory’s bar in Lanzarote (26C outside apparently) to share a cold one and a chat. Even Jimmy was there (Senegal Jimmy – not Jimmy McGuinness).Roll on 2014….need to get Jimmy Winning Matches again. COLM McFADDEN MAN CALLS INTO SEE RORY ON HIS ISLAND! was last modified: November 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:Colm McFaddenkilcarRory Gallagherlast_img read more

DONEGAL BIKE WEEK GETS OFF TO A SUNNY START

first_imgLaunch of the Donegal Bike Week at the Donegal County Council’s Public Services Centre and the Diamond, Donegal Town.The sun shone brightly in Donegal Town for the launch of Bike Week Donegal which took place at the Public Services Centre in Donegal Town. Chairman of Donegal County Council Cllr John Campbell in what is one of his remaining functions as Chairman launched the week long programme of cycle related activities which take place between the 13th and 21st June.The gathering included teachers and senior class children from Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala, Gaelscoil na Ceithre Maistirí and the Glebe Primary in Donegal Town as well as fellow Councillor and Donegal Sports Partnership Director Tom Conaghan, Directors Of Donegal Sports Partnership Colin Mc Nulty and Eamon Harvey. Cllr Campbell welcomed the large turnout and thanked programme coordinators Donegal Sports Partnership and Donegal County Council and all the local community groups, schools and cycling clubs for their efforts to promote safe cycling and cycling as a sport.He hoped that the pleasant weather would encourage many more to dust down their cycle and participate in one of the many events organised during the Bike Week 2015 or to just go out and enjoy the many benefits cycling has to offer including getting some fresh air, some exercise or just having fun with some friends.He stressed the importance of safety when cycling on public roads as cyclists have to share with walkers and cars. He then invited everyone with a bike to join him in a lunchtime cycle to the Diamond in Donegal Town and back to the Public Services Centre and thanked the Gardaí of Donegal Town for their support in traffic management for the event.National Bike Week 2015 is a national programme supported by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and coordinated locally by Donegal Sports Partnership with the assistance of Donegal County Council.Bike week events can be viewed at www.bikeweek.ie or www.activedonegal.comFurther information available from Myles Sweeney or Karen Guthrie at info@activedonegal.com or 074 9116078 /0749116079DONEGAL BIKE WEEK GETS OFF TO A SUNNY START was last modified: June 12th, 2015 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:Donegal Bike WeekSports Partnershiplast_img read more