Mourinho calls Spurs youngster Parrott ‘The Privileged One’ ahead of cup clash

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has labelled Tottenham teen sensation Troy Parrott: “The Privileged One.”Republic of Ireland rookie Parrott, 18, will be on the bench for Spurs’ FA Cup fifth round clash at home to Norwich on Wednesday night.2 Mourinho has called young star Parrott ‘The Privileged One’Credit: Rex Features2 Parrott scored for the Under-23s against Wolves on MondayCredit: GettyThe young striker scored for the club’s Under-23s in their 3-2 win over Wolves last night.Mourinho has resisted calls to start the young forward despite serious injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.The Tottenham boss said: “We are taking very good care of him and we cannot tell you everything or every detail.”We are taking good care of a young player but also taking care of a young boy in society, life, private life and that is a process.”He is 18 but one month ago he was 17 so he is not even close to being 19.“So we are taking good care of him. Yesterday we decided it was good for him to play for the Under-23s but only for 45 minutes.“The objective was to give him some match time but not 90 minutes because tomorrow he will be on the bench. It is a process.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMourinho was cheered sarcastically by fans when he waited until stoppage time to send on Parrott in Sunday’s 3-2 Premier League at home by Wolves.But the Special One insists he and Spurs are doing right by their Irish prospect.He said: “We take care of the players. Of course it was not my work but for Harry Winks to arrive into the position of club captain in a Premier League match shows what can be done in this club.“A kid who comes here at nine, ten years old, is taken care of, comes into the first team, plays in the first team and then arrives at a moment where he even wears the armband.“Troy is in a process, a young kid with a lot, a lot, a lot to learn.”Parrott won his only Republic of Ireland cap in their friendly against New Zealand in November.Ireland manager Mick McCarthy wanted Tottenham to send the teenager out on loan in January – but the club declined as it would have affected his home-grown status.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”” pod_component_config_loader_url=”″ src=””]MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearMourinho added: “Parrott has qualities, he has potential but he is not the end product.“He has a lot to learn and develop at every level but he is going to be on the bench tomorrow again.“He already has two appearances in the Premier League which is something not very normal for an 18 year old kid so he is a privileged one.“And at the moment he understands the privilege he has to be training as part of the first team every day with experienced coaches and players, with very good people in the academy he is a privileged one. Step by step.”Jose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipziglast_img read more

Forward pass calls costly for Knights

first_imgKnights halfback Jaelen Feeney had found some open space immediately after the break and threw inside for Brock Lamb, but referee David Munro ruled the pass forward.After a dominant 14-0 display in the opening half, the Novocastrians fell away on the back of a high error rate in the second term and further 50-50 calls going the visitors’ way throughout the remainder of the game.Penrith took full advantage to pile on five tries in 25 minutes with strong performances from Australian representatives Trent Merrin, James Tamou and Matt Moylan ensuring the visitors clinched a 10-point win heading into their first bye week. ‌Brown was adamant the call on Feeney’s pass was a factor in the result and also highlighted the strip call against returning lock Mitch Barnett when Panthers winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak lost possession close to his own line before the break.”The call before half-time with the strip was poor,” Brown said post-game.”We had forced the issue there and that was a loose carry.”Then after half-time we make a line break and that was not a forward pass.”The referees have responded to the media this week where everyone has been having a crack at forward passes. That was a bad, bad call. We never had the ball then for 20 minutes. “I’m not trying to make excuses but that was a bad call and had a big impact on the game.”The positive to come out of the clash for the Knights was the first 40 minutes when the team picked up where they left off against the Canberra Raiders.  It was the first time the Knights had held their opposition scoreless in an opening half of football since Round 10, 2014.”To come in 14-0 up was really pleasing and we turned them away from our line a few times and attacked quite well,” Brown said.”Then we fell into that period of the game where under huge amounts of a lack of possession and fatigue we lost our way. “That is where we are as a team. “If we had gone 50-50 [with possession in the second half] we would have won that game and I think Penrith would agree to that. “I was just disappointed that we didn’t find a way to complete one or two good-ball sets, stick to the plan which worked so well in the first half and regain some sort of momentum.”Brown confirmed the Knights had a number of injury concerns to come out of the clash with Josh Starling failing to take the field after succumbing to a wrist injury in warm-up, while Jack Stockwell (shoulder) and Luke Yates (concussion) will be monitored in the club’s first bye week.Despite a promising fortnight, Brown believes the bye week has come at the right time.”It’s good for us and gives all our players an opportunity to rest up and get some good training days into them,” he said.”This period last year was by far where we got our most improvement and with what we’ve seen the last two weeks there has been a lot of good stuff so we can certainly see some more improvements in this block where we get some byes and long turnarounds.”last_img read more

Forty-man squad to be named

first_img74 teams took part in the 5-day tournament that saw Taurama Gaveraia win the Cup after beating Rovanama 18-16. This was in the finals last Thursday at the National Football Stadium.Tournament director Ivan Ravu said the squad will be announced after consultation with respective team coaches for their input.“The announcement will include the coaching staff and date of the double header in conjunction with Vipers and Gulf Isapea’s preparations for 2017 Digicel Cup,” said Ravu.He said the squad will be named this week.last_img read more

Standpipe plays basketball again

first_imgMembers of the Standpipe community in Liguanea will be staging a 3-on-3 knockout basketball tournament entitled Standpipe Hoop Dreams Basketball Tournament at the Church of St Margaret community playground in the community this Sunday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.The competition is open to community teams, corporate teams and universities. Team members must be males aged 16 years and over.Former national player, Althea Byfield and coach, Nicholas Locke, are part of the organising committee.Standpipe resident, and tournament organiser, Lorna Livingstone, told The Gleaner that the idea behind the event was to reawaken interest in the local courts, which were built in 2003.”The sport of basketball is dying in the area. The space is now mainly used to play scrimmage and futsal or host all-night parties,” Livingstone said.”It’s got great flooring and good hoops and because of bad management and people not knowing how to take care of it, how to use it and people just not being able to get on, no organised sport gets played there,” she added.Local area business, Super Valu, recently repainted the court lines for the tournament, Livingstone said.HOME COURTShe noted that the Jamaica Amateur Basketball Association had intended for the court to be used as a home court for local league play when it was first built, but over time the original plan had been eroded.”The idea is to have an event to remind people that basketball can be played here. The tournament is for 12 teams and it is open so if you are over 16 anyone can play. We have some teams that are registering from the existing Open League which include BOJ, Central Village and in Standpipe, the 39ers and the Liguanea Lions,” Livingstone said.”Support from local businesses and sponsors has been excellent so we are really looking forward to an excellent day of basketball, fun, entertainment, prizes and surprises,” she added.Students of the University of Technology’s Faculty of Science & Sport will also be conducting research on the tournament to help make improvements for future projects.”We have learnt a lot from organising this event and we intend to use this knowledge to make subsequent events even better,” Livingstone said.Sponsors for the tournament include INSIGHT Marketing Strategies Ltd, Emkay Sports & Trophies, Liguanea Liquors & Beverage, Hi-Lyte, Livingstone’s Natural Juice, Super Valu, Sign Craft Ltd, KLAS ESPN, Yardie Sports and JayBones Designs.last_img read more

Clyde Roopchand laid to rest

first_imgFormer Chief Planner of the Finance Ministry, Clyde Roopchand, who has been hailed as a patriot andPersons solemnly pay their last respectsoutstanding public servant, was on Saturday laid to rest. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharma and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo were among those present at the funeral service, held outside of the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.Roopchand worked at the State Planning Secretariat and also sat on several Government boards. He was 70 years old and passed away in New York, USA.After his passing, the Ministry of the Presidency had said issued a simple statement which read: “President David Granger has expressed condolences to the wife and relatives of Mr Clyde Roopchand.”The People’s Progressive Party had also expressed their grief at the passing of the former public servant. “His passion and commitment to advance the country and the welfare of its people is undisputed.Guyana has indeed lost a stalwart and a true son. The best tribute would be to ensure that his contributions are not forgotten and the impeccable standards he set, be emulated,” the Party had noted.last_img read more

Funding decisions made on Monday night *update

first_imgBelow is a list of groups that received funding from the City.PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS: $1,500 – Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion (requested $1,500) $1,500 – Lions Club Youth Jam Can Curling (requested $1,500)$2,100 – Fort St. John Literacy Society, for bus passes (requested $2,100) $8,352.00 – Women’s resource society, for bus passes (requested $12,384) $1,500 – Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club (requested $1,500) $2,200 – Gradfest (requested $2,200) $2,500 – Stage North (requested $2,500) $15,000 – Fort St. John Arts Council – Grant money allocated to user groups (requested $20,000) $5,000 – Spirit of the Peace Pow Wow Society (requested $5,000) $2,000 – Fort St. John Arts Council – flower pot program (requested $2,000) $15,000 – SPCA – spay and neuter program (requested $15,000)DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS: $2,500 – Fort St. John arts council – fee for service- administration fee for coordination of grants to umbrella groups – community services (requested $2,500) $5,000 – Tourism Fort St. John Board – community services (requested $10,830) $5,000 – Fort St. John arts council – high on ice snow and ice sculpting fee for service – community services (requested $5,000) $40,000 – SPCA Pound keeper agreement- animal control (requested $40,000) $52,500 – Victim’s services – RCMP operations (fixed amount)CAPITAL: A one-time grant-in-aid allocation was included in the 2010 operating budget for $40,000, for capital improvements to the North Peace Historical Society/Fort St. John Museum. (requested $40,000)Advertisement Local non-profit organizations finally got their funding results on Monday, after a four-week halt on Grant-in-Aid decisions from the City Hall.In October, the City held numerous meetings with dozens of organizations ranging from sports groups to art councils.Each group requested funding to support annual operating budgets and special events. But in December, City Councilors decided to delay their decision on any funding until the New Year.- Advertisement -And although requests totaled $1,078,366 for 2010, not every group got what it asked for.Instead, the City handed out slightly more than $876,000 – that’s up roughly $41,000 from ’09.City Councilors met on Monday at City Hall, to make decisions on the funding. A report from City Staff explained that some user groups were becoming dependant on the grants, and many had no alternative plans should the City cut the annual funding.Advertisement OPERATING $10,000 – North Peace Historical Society/Fort St. John Museum (requested $10,000) $250,000 – North Peace Cultural Centre (requested $300,000)$25,000 – North Peace Justice Society (requested $35,000) $10,000 – Fort St. John Curling Club (requested $91,132.16) $380,000 – Fort St. John Library (requested $388,000)Two grant-in-aid requests were turned down, including:$10,000 for the Arts Council, for operational expenses for the ArtsPost.$27,720 for the New Totem Archers, for indoor rental space.———————–This story originally indicated that the Victim Services Organization had requested only $15,000. This was incorrect. The organization actually receives a fixed amount on an annual basis. apologizes for this error.last_img read more


first_imgThe date was September 3rd, 1969 and the place was Nellie McGovern’s Bar (now The Cavern) in Letterkenny.The plan was to form a marching band to give the children of the town something to do. But little did those who sat in Nellies that night think the band would be going 30 years later.Now, after a break of more than a decade, the band is rising from the ashes once again.Back on their feet, the band had a reunion in the Station House Hotel on the 25th August last with an impressive 40 members playing a selection of tunes from days gone by.And so, on Friday night last, the group had their first meeting in the Loreto Convent to try and form a committee for the band, and that we did! The new committee is as follows:- Joint Chairmen – Hugh McCauley and Patrick Doherty.Secretary:- Elizabeth McCauleyTreasurer:- Deirdre GrahamPRO:- Tony DuffyA working committee will be formed at a later date. There will be a registration night for the band on Wednesday 24th October at 8 pm in Conwal Parish Church Hall.So everyone is welcome to come along, (it’s not just for members of past Letterkenny bands, anyone from other bands from years gone by, who would just like to play marching tunes are more than welcome). So if you like the music from the Marching Band scene from a few years gone by, this is the place to be.The band is strictly for over 18’s only.LETTERKENNY MARCHING BAND FINDS ITS FEET AGAIN – AFTER A DECADE was last modified: October 15th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Marching bandREUNIONlast_img read more


first_imgThe minors started their league campaign on Saturday with an away win against Derg Gaels. Good performances from Séimi Grant, Jack Boyle and Daniel Devlin. Final score Derg Gaels 0-05 Naomh Muire 4-10.The under 14s have their first game of the season in the banks this Wednesday evening against Bundoran at 7pm.  Training timesUnder 6 boys and girls in the Áislann every Saturday from 11 -12Under 8 boys in the Áislann every Saturday from 10 – 11 Under 10 boys in the banks every Saturday from 10 – 11Under 12 boys in the banks on Saturdays from 4.45 – 6 and Mondays from 5.45 – 7Under 14 boys in the banks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30 – 8.45Under 10 training for girls will begin shortly. GAA NEWS – NAOMH MUIRE MINORS START LEAGUE WITH GOOD WIN was last modified: March 18th, 2014 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:NAOMH MUIRElast_img read more


first_imgHe may have failed to make it to the the final of RTE’s The Voice but Paddy Molloy is still a hero in Glenties.The singer/songwriter was knocked out of the show last night and will arrive back in Donegal this evening.There will be a welcome gathering for Paddy on the town’s Main Street this evening at 6.30pm. Locals say they wan to thank Paddy for doing the town proud and representing it so well on the national stage.All are welcome to attend. PADDY TO HEAR PLENTY OF WELCOME HOME ‘VOICES’ IN GLENTIES was last modified: April 21st, 2014 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:GlentiesPaddy MolloyRTEthe voicelast_img read more

Mary’s Meals are going on a walk to Knock

first_imgGenerous individuals from Donegal and all over Ireland are getting ready to set off on their annual nine-day trek to raise money for school feeding charity Mary’s Meals. The challenge organised by Donegal Mary’s Meals Support Group sees participants walking to the Knock Shrine in Co. Mayo under the banner “Step By Step To Feed The Next Child”, raising awareness of the charity’s work and collecting vital donations for Mary’s Meals’ school feeding programmes along the way.Groups of walkers set out from Dublin, Clare and Malin (Co. Donegal) on Monday, August 7 and are expected to arrive in Knock on Tuesday August 15. Mary’s Meals provides a daily nutritious meal to more than 1.2 million children in their place of education, in 14 different countries around the world. By serving daily meals in a place of education, Mary’s Meals addresses the effects of chronic hunger experienced by many of the world’s poorest children and encourages them to come to school and gain skills that can help them escape poverty in the future.It costs just €15.60 to feed a child for a whole school year with Mary’s Meals. The charity is committed to keeping its costs low and spends at least 93 cent of every €1 donated directly on charitable work. The Ireland-wide walking event is now in its fifth year and is organised by the Donegal Mary’s Meals Support Group. The annual challenge is an important fundraiser for the charity, raising €69,000 in its first year alone – enough to feed 4,758 children for a whole school year through Mary’s Meals. Fr Eamonn Kelly, chairman of the Mary’s Meals Ireland board and founding member of the Mary’s Meals Donegal Support Group, said: “So far, we’ve had nothing but kindness and interest in what we are doing. We are walking together, step by step, to feed the next hungry child. That is our main aim, to help feed the next chronically hungry child.”Eimear Felle, Fundraising Co-ordinator for Mary’s Meals Ireland, said: “We are so grateful to everyone taking part in “Step By Step To Feed The Next Child” for their incredible efforts to help Mary’s Meals reach more and more children with a daily meal in school. “Today, our work is more vital than ever. Across East Africa, drought and conflict have created a humanitarian crisis spanning several countries, including two where we serve Mary’s Meals – South Sudan and Kenya. “During this time of crisis, the daily meal provided by Mary’s Meals is not only a powerful incentive to come to school, it’s a vital lifeline for vulnerable children in desperate need of nourishment. “It costs just €15.60 to feed a child for a whole school year through Mary’s Meals so every donation raised by this event will make a huge difference to the lives of families suffering extreme poverty.” To find out more about Mary’s Meals, or to donate, visit www.marysmeals.ieMary’s Meals are going on a walk to Knock was last modified: August 1st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:charityFr Eamonn KellyKnockMalinMary’s MealsWALKlast_img read more