Sligo promoted to Division 2
National Football League Division 3
Sligo 0-20 Roscommon 0-13
Sligo made it two promotions in successive seasons after beating Roscommon by seven points in a very sunny Markievicz Park, Sligo on Sunday afternoon.
Sligo came out flying in the first few minutes with three early scores from Mark Breheny and Stephen Gilmartin. Sweeney added another point for the home side to give the Yeats men a four point to no score lead.
It took Roscommon 13 minutes to record a score which came from the boot of John Rogers. David Kelly pointed expertly for the home side. But Karl Mannion replied almost immediately to reduce the gap to three points. A free on 18 minutes from Rogers helped Roscommon more into the game. The hard working Breheny and Kelly combined to score through Breheny to leave the score 6-3 at this stage. Breheny another score before Roscommon replied with two scores of their own.
Captain James Kelly
The unveiling of a portrait by Robert Ballagh of the late Captain James Kelly (1929-2003) will take place at Pearse House, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 on May Day. Ray Yeates, the artistic director of the Axis Theatre, Ballymun will read from “Orders for the Captain”. This was a personal account written by the former Irish Army intelligence officer, who throughout his life considered himself to have been made a scapegoat, and at the time issued details to back up his claim that the Irish government had taken steps to stop publication, which ultimately required to be self-financed.
Donegal demolished by Armagh
As one can read from the above scoreline, this is a day that Donegal will want to forget. Never easy over the last decade against Armagh, to be defeated by this margin on home territory, is one that will require careful analysis.
Armagh are through to the Division Two final and gain promotion while Donegal are left licking their wounds again, in the sweltering heat of O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny. Read more
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The Republic of Ireland Women’s U17 UEFA Championship, elite qualifying phase game with Poland, due to be played tomorrow in Ukraine has been postponed following an announcement by the Ukrainian Government that they have declared tomorrow (Monday, April 12th) a national day of mourning following the disastrous event which seen the tragic death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others when their plane crashed in Russia.
Addidas Donegal Junior Football League
Saturday 10th April 2010
Willie Duffy Division One:
Gweedore Celtic 2 Glencar Celtic 5
On the warmest day of the year both teams played out an entertaining match with Glencar coming out on top with a 5-2 victory.
Glencar dominated the early exchanges but could not find a way through the Gweedore defence. Gweedore took the lead on 12minutes against the run of play when Eamonn Doogan put Cathal Boyle through on goal and he chipped the ball over the advancing keeper to make it 1-0. Glencar came close numerous times but couldn’t hit the target. Gweedore were dangerous on the counter attack and Eamonn Doogan came close with a shot from the edge of the box. Soon after Glencar levelled when M. Molloy reacted quickest to a cleared corner and looped the ball into the top corner.
Donegal Youth league
With all eyes on the Ulster Youth Cup semi finals Letterkenny Rovers recorded a crucial win over old rivals Fanad United in the league to close the gap at the top with just 2 games left. Michael Doherty with a brace as the ‘rovers’ edged home 3-2. In the Cup Rathmullen/ Milford will meet holders Glenea United as both recorded wins on Saturday. The holders won by the odd goal in 5 away to Ballybofey United, a last minute John Mc Garvey goal proving decisive. The alliance had a convincing home win against Rosses Academy, to keep alive dreams of a double. The other game played between Gweedore Celtic & Bonagee United resulted in a home win.
The popular 2004 drama-documentary series ‘Éalú’ has returned for a brand new series reliving the stories behind six of Ireland’s greatest prison escapes – as told by the men and women who conceived, planned, and executed their daring bids for freedom.
‘Éalú’ features reconstructions and first hand accounts of notorious prison escapes from the 1920’s through to the 1980’s.