DENCO Chairs Edo FA Awards Nite


first_imgAs preparation for this year’s edition of Edo State Football Association Awards Nite enters top gear, the organisers of the awards have announced the appointment of Hon Dennis Idahosa popularly (a.k.a DENCO) as the chairman of the awards ceremony.The Organising Committee Chairman, Percy Okogie, who made the announcement in Benin on Monday, said the appointment of Hon Idahosa is in recognition of his personality as a man of honour and high calibre.“We’re excited to have him as the chairman of the occasion. His coming on board is a cheerful news to all of us because we all know the type of personality he’s bringing to the table. “Mr Idahosa, aside being a philanthropist of note, he is also a great youth mobiliser and well-respected by all in and outside the state.”On his part, Mr Idahosa expressed appreciation to the Edo Football Association and the awards committee for finding him worthy to “chair this all-important event.”He added “to me, this is a great honour by a big and respected body like the Edo Football Association. I have known Frank Ilaboya for a while now and he cuts a picture of a very serious, focused and creative person.“I am proud of his achievements within a very short time; I think people like us should rally round to support him to bring back football to the height Edo State is known for.”The Edo FA Awards Nite was initiated by the present FA board led by ace sport journalist, Frank Ilaboya, last year and its purpose is to reward those involved in the football development of the state.This year’s edition comes up on Saturday, December 17, 2016 in Benin City.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

‘Ade’ sends Gor Mahia five points clear


first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi dribbles the ball past Nzoia Sugar’s Stephen Wakhanya during a Kenyan Premier League match in Machakos on March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMACHAKOS, Kenya, Mar 11- Captain of the day Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi struck the only goal of the match as a second string Gor Mahia side created a five-point gap on top of the Kenyan Premier League standings with a 1-0 win over Nzoia Sugar in Machakos on Sunday.Gor would have wound up the game at 2-0, but Wesley Onguso’s re-taken second half penalty was saved by keeper Benson Mangala with 10 minutes left on the clock. The reigning champions ensured they remain unbeaten this season after six matches, moving to 16 points after five wins and a draw.Gor Mahia boss Dylan Kerr once again stood by his word to rotate his squad, basing they played a tough CAF Champions League tie against Esperance on Wednesday and the return leg beckoning next weekend.From the team that played against the Tunisian giants, Only Joachim Oluoch retained his place in the starting team, but he was pulled in centrally to partner Charles Momanyi in defense. Omondi was handed the skipper’s armband and the play-making role just behind main striker Ephraim Guikan.Midfielder Bernard Ondieki was fielded in an unfamiliar right back role with Lawrence Juma parading in midfield against his former employers, partnering Cersidy Okeyo.Nzoia came into the match knowing they stood a chance against Gor’s hugely rotated squad but their biggest undoing was that they were to quick in going forward and their decision making wasn’t the best.Gor had the first chance of the game after eight minutes and it sure was a decent one, Guikan finding some shooting space on the left but his ferocious shot came off the crossbar and was scrambled off for a corner by Nzoia.Shabaan Odhoji starting in goal for K’Ogalo ahead of the rested Boniface Oluoch proved why he is a contender for the number one gloves at the club with a great point blank save to deny Elvis Rupia at point blank after the forward had raced to meet a George Mutimba cross from the right.Nzoia were grown in confidence especially after winning many balls off Gor in the middle of the pack.Gor Mahia’s Wesley Onguso takes on Nzoia’s David Odhiambo. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaDavid Odhiambo had two back to back decent chances for Nzoia, first in the 35th minute cutting into his favorite left foot from the right side, slicing in a decent rocket from almost 30 yards out but it went over.Two minutes later, he forced an uncomfortable save off Odhoji with a shot from distance in the 35th minute after he noticed the keeper metres off his line.For their missed chances, the Bungoma-based club paid the ultimate price.Skipper of the day Omondi broke the deadlock four minutes to the break with a brilliant first time curling effort after Boniface Omondi had created some space on the right before laying the ball for his skipper to slam home.In the second half, the attacking flow of each side didn’t stop. Nzoia had an opportunity with a shot from distance but it went wide five minutes after the restart.Nzoia almost had the ball in their own net in the 56th minute when Festus Okiring slapped the ball into his own crossbar in an attempt to clear away a cross from former teammate Boniface Omondi.Twenty minutes later, Gor should have been two up when Guikan picked up a long ball from Oluoch, rounded keeper Benson Mangala but Vincent Ngesa made a superb sliding block a few inches off the line.But as the game picked up, Nzoia grew in confidence and with Morven Otinya being introduced in attack, they played with two target men to increase their chances.Otinya came close to making it 1-1 when he broke into the box but his ferocious shot came off the crossbar with Odhoji well beaten.Otinya turned immediately to a villain, giving the ball away cheaply to substitute Eliud Loukwam.The 19-year old used his pace to break into the box and as he attempted to skip over Ngesa in defense, he was hacked down and referee Peter Waweru pointed straight to the spot, a decision the Nzoia players protested.Wesley Onguso stepped up to take the resultant spot kick and though he scored on the first attempt, he was forced t retake after the ref whistled with a Gor player stepping into the box. On the second bite of the cherry however, Mangala saved.With light showers hitting the ground, Nzoia attempted to use the slippery pitch to their advantage lobbying the balls forward, but Gor kept their shape in defense.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more



first_imgMILFORD GAA CLUB NOTES*Minor Championship Semi Final*CLG BnaG v BundoranKillygordon, Wednesday @ 6.30pmOur Minors will be out to avenge the County League Final defeat to Bundoran in May when they take them on in the Division 2 Championship Semi Final on Wednesday. Throw in time in Killygordon is at 6.30pm and all support for this talented young team would be much appreciated.*Intermediate Championship Quarter Final Draw*CLG BnaG v Aodh RuadhOur Seniors have been drawn against Aodh Ruadh of Ballyshannon in the Quarter Final of the Intermediate Championship. With both times having already played each other twice this year winning once each this should be an interesting encounter. Fixture will take place on either the weekend of 12/13 of 19/20 of September at a neutral venue. *Seniors & Reserves*CLG BnaG v BuncranaMoyle Park, Sunday @ 1.30 & 3pmAfter last weeks defeat at home to Naomh Brid in the Intermediate Group stages Na Galloglaigh will be looking to bounce back with a league win over Buncrana. As it comes down to the business end of the season all support to get both teams over the line would be much appreciated. Throw in times on Sunday are 1.30pm for the Reserves and 3pm for the Seniors*U16 Ladies*Naomh Colmcille v CLG BnaGNewtown, Tonight @ 7pmOur U16 Ladies are away to Naomh Colmcille tonight. Throw in time in Newtown is at 7pm and all support would be much appreciated.*Seniors*CLG BnaG 1-7 Naomh Brid 1-10Na Galloglaigh will be bitterly disappointed with squandering a 6 point lead to lose to Naomh Brid in the Championship on Saturday night. The boys now have to wait and see on other results to know if their 1 win in 3 will be enough to see them progress to the Quarter Finals. The first half was a tight and cagey affair with both teams defences well on top. It was very much tit for tat during the opening period with points from Christopher Barrett, Cathal Mc Gettigan (2) and a beauty from a tight angle from Gary Merritt leaving the half time score 0-4 to 0-3 to Na Galloglaigh. Na Galloglaigh got off to a blistering start to the second half which saw them go 6 points clear with only 4 minutes gone in the half. Barrett added his second point in the first few second and this was followed up by a point from Tj Evesson, then in the 34th minute a good turnover in midfield saw a great team move involving Kyle Black, Barrett and McGettigan which ended with Cathal coolly finishing to the bottom corner. Unfortunately from there on in the only team that looked like scoring was Naomh Brid. They began to get on top in the midfield battle and brought the deficit back to 3 after 40 minutes, with 2 45s from their keeper. A crucial score came on the 43rd minute however as a mistake in the defence allowed county player David Walsh to play a neat one-two and finish past Sean Gallagher for a goal to level the game up. The Naomh Brid defence was on top and doing well, preventing our lads from getting back into the game, and on 57 minutes the Ballintra men were 2 points clear. A fine free from Merritt in the 59th minute gave Na Galloglaigh a glimmer of hope, but once again Naomh Brid responded well to score 2 more points to kill off the game. With Bundoran and Naomh Brid on 4 points each, the boys are now relying on other results to go their way to see them go through to the Quarter Finals as one of the best 3rd placed teams. Tonight was only the boys 3rd defeat of the season, and their first in 9 games with their last defeat coming against Bundoran on the 23rd of May. It also means that all 3 defeats have come at home while strangely the boys have a 100% win record on the road. Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan, Sean Black, Gary Merritt (0-2), TJ Evesson (0-1), Enda McHugh, Kieran Mc Laughlin, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Pauric Curley, Christopher Barrett (0-2), Adam Serrinha, Kyle Black, Cathal McGettigan (1-2), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Darragh Black for Serrinha (42m), Dean Burgess, Barry McNulty, Paul Grier, Shay Durning, Gavin McFadden*Reserves*CLG BnaG 3-5 Naomh Brid 1-11This result did nobody any favours and sees both teams joint bottom of the group with 1 point each. Na Galloglaigh will be disappointed with themselves as they never really got going today and left themselves with too much to do after a poor first half, but nevertheless they fought like lions to the bitter end. The first 20 minutes were very poor from Ciaran McHughs side which saw them waste a lot of possession and gift some scores to the Ballintra men, but in the final 10 minutes of the half they played much more like they can to level the game up, despite not scoring a point, through goals from Paul Fisher and James Whelan. With the score 2-0 to 0-6 the boys would have been happy to go into the second half with this scoreline considering the wind against them, but in the final few minutes Naomh Brid scored a goal to leave 3 points in it at half time, 2-0 to 1-6. The second half was much much improved from Na Galloglaighs point of view and they battled themselves back into the game with a huge boost from an Anthony Fisher goal. The game became very tit for tat and quite ragged as the game entered the final stages and by this stage Na Galloglaigh were hanging on desperately to a one point lead. A victory gave Na Galloglaigh some slight hope of advancing to the next round while a draw was also no good to Naomh Brid. This saw the Ballintra men launch a high free into the box in the closing seconds which ultimately fell to a Naomh Brid man, and his effort went narrowly over to level the game up. There wasn’t enough time for either team to get the coveted winning score as the game finished at 3-5 to 1-11. Attention for the Reserves now turns back to the league campaign which sees them sitting top of Division 3 and hoping to stay there for the last 5 games. Team: Gavin McFadden, Connor Jason Meakin, Barry McNulty, Eddie Boyce, Ryan Ferry, Paul Grier, Cormac Friel, Paul Sweeney (0-1), Anthony Fisher (1-0), Luke Trearty (0-2), Paul Fisher (1-0), Emmet Conaghan, Dean Burgess (0-1), James Whelan (1-0), Paddy Mc Carron (0-1). Subs: Cathal Diver for Ferry (HT), Ciaran McHugh for McCarron (45m), Shay Durning for Conaghan (52m) *U16 Championship*CLG BnaG 3-10 Buncrana 3-8Our U16s have emerged from their Championship group after a thrilling encounter with Buncrana. It was a great display of score taking from both teams in a game played in slippery conditions but with good clean football. Na Galloglaigh were a credit to their families and Club the way they played tonight. It was a great all round team performance with a couple of exceptions. Conor Coll and Oisin Doherty were solid in defence, midfield workhorses Ryan Mcmahon and Connor Gormley controlled the game, while there was great work up front from Shane McNamee and Ryan Toye. The killer scores came from Darragh Greene who got 2 goals at vital times in the game and were the deciding factor in CLG BnaG staying in the A Championship. It is great to see our young lads competing in the highest level at U16, keep up the good work. Team: Jamie-Lee Blaney, Conor Coll, Niall Trearty, Ross Trearty, Peter Curran, Ronan Docherty, Conor Mc Hugh (0-1), Ryan McMahon (0-2), Connor Gormley (1-5), Dane Dunworth, Ryan Spike Flood (0-1), Darragh Greene (2-1), Ryan Toye, Oisin Doherty, Shane McNamee. Subs: Luke Serrinha, Oisín Bradley, Adrian Gallagher*8 & U10 Training Continues*U8 and U10 training will continue this Friday evening. U8s will train from 6-7 with the U10s afterwards from 7-8*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 6-10-18-21. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Gary Sheehan, Ciaran McHugh, and S&L McAllister. Next weeks Jackpot is €980. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169 *Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2015 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2015 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on or see our website *CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD MINORS SEEK REVENGE ON BUNDORAN IN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI was last modified: September 1st, 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:donegalMilford GAAlast_img read more