SMB import Gillenwater ejected after bumping ref

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Troy Gillenwater’s shaky outing this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup continued, this time hitting the showers early.The San Miguel Beer import was ejected at the 2:29 mark of the second quarter for bumping an official.ADVERTISEMENT Racela remains upbeat despite TNT’s first loss Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Gillenwater was initially whistled for a foul on Rain or Shine import Reggie Johnson and was in disbelief for the call and that was when he bumped referee Rey Yante on his way back to the Beermen bench.The San Miguel coaching staff argued that the bump was inadvertent, but PBA commissioner Willie Marcial clarified that hitting an official immediately merits a disqualifying foul, as per the PBA rulebook.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGillenwater left the game with 11 points, theee rebounds, an assist, and a steal against two turnovers in his 14 minutes of play as San Miguel will have to play the remainder of the second half without Gillenwater.Fortunately for the Beermen, their 40-point second quarter explosion allowed them to grab the 63-49 lead at halftime. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES 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 This won’t bode well for Gillenwater, who’s already in the hot seat following his pedestrian 19-point performance in San Miguel’s 85-93 defeat to Meralco last Wednesday, where he only had two points in the second half.Fans have been clamoring for his replacement, either last season’s Best Import awardee Charles Rhodes or San Miguel Alab Pilipinas reinforcement and ex-Petron import Renaldo Balkman.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Vandals hit CM Finch school twice in two days

first_imgCM Finch Elementary School has been hit by vandals twice in as many days.Thursday the RCMP attended the school after it was reported that almost every window had been broken. The damage is still being totaled by the School District but will be in the thousands of dollars.- Advertisement -Then on Friday vandals some how gained access to the school and poured paint all over the gymnasium and in several class rooms destroying books and school equipment.At this time the RCMP are looking for the public’s help to try and find the vandals. They can’t say yet if the same people broke the windows and entered the school on Friday.If you have any information about this incident, contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more

Events calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The gallery is located in Room 200 of the campus’s Art and Design Center at Plummer and Etiwanda streets. Hours are noon-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 8 p.m. Thursday. RESEDA This is just what you need to get started in the morning. A free walking and exercise class is offered 8:45-9:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at OneGeneration Senior Center, 18255 Victory Blvd. For information on this and additional classes, call (818) 758-3700. AGOURA HILLS PEN/Faulkner Award author T.C. Boyle will be discussing his book “Tortilla Curtain” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Reyes Adobe, 5464 Reyes Adobe Road. Boyle is the author of 19 novels. “Tortilla Curtain” is a timely satire exploring illegal immigration through characters on both sides of the issue. For reservations, call (818) 597-7361. CALABASAS King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, will present a program called “Herbivore, Carnivore or Omnivore, Which One Are You?” at 6 p.m. Tuesday. By looking at teeth, digestive systems and place in the food chain, you can tell which animal eats what. The program is for all ages and will include nature games, singing, storytelling and, weather permitting, a marshmallow roast. For more information, call 310-454-1395, Ext. 106; or see www.lamountains.com. NEWHALL AARP will hold a driver safety class, 2-6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St. Instructor Glenn Grade will cover rules of the road as well as safety tips. Completion of the eight-hour class will earn each participant 50 and older a certificate that may be used to receive an auto-insurance credit. For registration or more information, call 661-259-9444.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTHRIDGE “Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home” – an exhibition of American Indian poetry, painting, basketry, jewelry, printmaking, photography and sculpture – is on display through Nov. 17 at the CSU Northridge Art Gallery. Themes of family history, identity, self-acceptance, cultural traditions, racism and socioeconomics are explored in this traveling exhibition. It features work from contemporary artists including Rick Bartow, Harry Fonseca, Frank LaPena and Judith Lowry, and poets Janice Gould, Deborah Miranda and Stephen Meadows. last_img read more

Phil Spector wants a refund

first_imgMusic producer Phil Spector, who has gone through a number of lawyers since he was accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003, is trying for the second time to get a refund of the $1 million he paid his first attorney. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Spector alleges that attorney Robert L. Shapiro “took unfair and unscrupulous advantage of his friendship and position of trust with Mr. Spector, and decided to use Mr. Spector’s arrest as an opportunity to make a financial windfall and garner publicity for himself”. The suit, filed by Spector’s new attorney, Michael D. Dempsey, says Shapiro and his law firms, also named as defendants, tricked Spector into paying a $1 million nonrefundable deposit just after he was released from jail in February 2003. Spector maintains that Shapiro knew he was under tremendous stress at the time and had been unable to take medication prescribed to treat an unspecified “mental condition.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSpector also is contesting a later agreement he made to pay Shapiro an additional $500,000, alleging that Shapiro “did not devote significant time or energy to the case.” Spector made similar allegations in a 2004 lawsuit that he dropped the following year. Shapiro and representatives from his Los Angeles law firms, Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro and the Law Offices of Robert L. Shapiro, did not return calls for comment. In September, after a four-month trial, jurors deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of convicting Spector of second-degree murder. Spector recently hired a new legal team, and his retrial was delayed for at least five months. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

BAYWATCH TERRY AMONG DONEGAL WINNERS ON €44K WINNING STREAK

first_imgTerry Stewart, from Ballybofey, Co. Donegal has won €22,000 on last Saturdays (25th July 2015) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Terry Stewart, the winning player; Harry Cooke, Head of Operations & Corporate Affairs at the National Lottery who made the presentation and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought Eason’s, Letterkenny S/C, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Pic; Mac Innes Photography.A FORMER actor in Baywatch from County Donegal was among two winners on the weekend edition of TV’s Winning Streak.Terry Stewart (66) is originally from Ramelton and now lives in Ballybofey but for many years he lived in Los Angeles, and appeared in Baywatch and films with Mel Gibson and Malcolm McDowell.Terry called the United States home for 22 years and returned to Ireland in 2008 after recovering from cancer. He originally moved to the US in the 1980’s to work in construction and got into the acting business in Los Angeles.He worked as an extra in movies such as What Women Want with Mel Gibson and Red Rose and Petrol with Malcolm McDowell and former Miss Ireland Olivia Treacy. Terry also appeared in Baywatch. He lived in Beverly Hills near Mark Wahlberg and his brother Donnie.Life in Donegal is very different to California but Terry loves the people, the landscape and living near his two sisters and two brothers. The Oasis Bar in Letterkenny put a bus on for Terry’s friends to travel to Dublin to support him in the Winning Streak audience.He won €22,000 on Saturday’s show. Angie Doherty (37) who lives in Malin Head with her husband James and four sons, Michael (17), Bailey (15), Kyle (13) and Blane (8) also won €22,000 on the same show.She works in Seaview Stores in Malin Head (or Docs as it is known in the area) where she bought her lucky ticket. She marked her nine year anniversary working at Docs on Saturday during the Winning Streak show.Angie shares her Winning Streak tickets every week with a friend, Billy McKeeney. They swap names every week if they get three stars and it was her turn the week the ticket was pulled from the drum. Billy was in the audience on the night.Her winnings included a holiday to New York.Angie Doherty from Malin Head, Co. Donegal has won €22,000 including a holiday to New York on last Saturdays (25th July 2015) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Catriona Doherty, Ticket Selling Agent, XL Stop & Shop, Ballygorman, Malin Head, Co. Donegal. Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Angie Doherty, the winning player; Harry Cooke, Head of Operations & Corporate Affairs at the National Lottery who made the presentation and, Sinead Kennedy Winning Streak game show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.BAYWATCH TERRY AMONG DONEGAL WINNERS ON €44K WINNING STREAK was last modified: July 27th, 2015 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:BallybofeyBaywatchMalin HeadRameltonterryWinning Streaklast_img read more

FINN HARPS STRIKER SEAN MCCARRON LINKED WITH SHOCK MOVE TO CLIFTONVILLE

first_imgSean McCarron could be on his way to Irish League champions Cliftonville.Finn Harps striker Sean McCarron looks likely to be on his way out of Finn Park as Irish League champions Cliftonville line up a shock move for the talented striker.McCarron scored eleven goals for Finn Harps under the tenure of Peter Hutton in the 2013 campaign, but last season he struggled the find the net regularly for Ollie Horgan’s side.With Ruari Keating and Kevin McHugh leading the line up front, McCarron was often moved out to left to accommodate the pair. McCarron was also unlucky with a number of injuries which kept him out for significant parts of last season.However, despite his ordinary season Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin is keen to acquire the services of McCarron in January.It had been rumoured that Cliftonville were interested in McCarron in the summer, but Harps convinced McCarron to stay.However, it now looks almost certain that McCarron will not be returning to Finn Park next season. Institute and Coleraine are also rumoured to be keen on McCarron.McCarron has divided opinion amongst Harps supporters over the last number of seasons.There’s no doubting his ability and on his day he’s as good as anything in the league, but his lack of consistency coupled with injury problems have frustrated Harps fans.The news will come as a blow though, it’s no secret Harps need more options in their attacking department and the loss of McCarron despite his indifferent season last year is a blow.  FINN HARPS STRIKER SEAN MCCARRON LINKED WITH SHOCK MOVE TO CLIFTONVILLE was last modified: November 28th, 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:Cliftonvillefinn harpsJanuaryMoveSean McCarronsoccerlast_img read more

Letterkenny woman wins an amazing €53,000 on Winning Streak

first_imgA deserving Donegal woman took home incredible cash prize after appearing on Winning Streak last weekend.Anne Sheridan, a home carer from Letterkenny, appeared on the popular National Lottery gameshow last Saturday.Anne got the chance to spin the wheel and won a whopping €53,000. She plans to get working through her list of things to buy, which includes a new car and phone. In the week leading up to her appearance on Winning Streak, Anne received a lot of well wishes and prayers from neighbours, family members and friends. Her proud daughter, Aisling, jetted in from Dubai where she works with Emirates Airlines.Anne Sheridan on Winning Streak – RTE 14th October 2017On the show, this remarkable Donegal woman paid tribute to her late husband, Seamus, whom she lost to illness six years ago. Anne met Seamus in England where she lived for 33 years. Anne is also proud survivor of breast cancer and she is convinced that Seamus is still looking after her and his divine intervention helped to pull her name out of the Winning Streak drum!The luck is with Donegal this month it seems as two more people have been selected to appear on this Saturday’s show – Andy O’Connor, from Holly Mount, Carndonagh, and Kieran Clarke, from Bridge Street, Lifford, were both drawn, and we’ll be tuning in this weekend to see how they do!  Letterkenny woman wins an amazing €53,000 on Winning Streak was last modified: October 18th, 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:gameshownational lotteryWinning Streaklast_img read more

Grant scheme announced to preserve Donegal’s farm buildings

first_imgDoes your farm building or outhouse need protecting or repair? Funds are available for the conservation of County Donegal’s traditional farm buildings and other related structures from The Heritage Council in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme.The funding will be made available countrywide for farmers under the Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) to help ensure that traditional farm buildings and other structures, that contribute to the character of the landscape and which are of significant heritage value, are conserved for agricultural use. The closing date for receipt of applications to the grant scheme is Friday, November 24, 2017.“Since 2009, the scheme has invested in the conservation of over 250 traditional farm buildings making a significant contribution to the enhancement of the Irish countryside” said Anna Meenan, Project Manager with The Heritage Council.“The farm buildings chosen play a positive role in the scenery of our country. They are witness to our long-lasting relationship with the land, and are a part of who we are. If we lose these wonderful diverse buildings, our landscape will be all the duller. We strongly encourage and support farmers to carry out at least some of the repairs themselves.“By connecting owners with their buildings in this way, it enhances their ‘hands on’ knowledge to continue repairs to the building well into the future, as well as other buildings on the farm.  It also provides a means of employment in rural areas for local contractors, many of whom have had the opportunity to upskill under the scheme, increasing the availability of these craft skills in the local area.” The aim of the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is to conserve traditional farm buildings including roofs, walls, structural repairs, windows and doors.Grants will also be available for other related structures such as historic yard surfaces and landscape features around the farmyard such as walls, gate pillars and gates.  To be eligible for the scheme, buildings and other related structures must have architectural or vernacular heritage character and make a contribution to their setting.“Farmers have always played an important role as custodians of our rural landscape” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.“Although the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is highly competitive, several farm buildings in County Donegal have benefitted under the scheme in recent years. As well as achieving the aims of GLAS, the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme allows traditional farm buildings to retain their relevance to agricultural activities, helps to maintain aspects of our rural built heritage which are important to regional landscape character, and conveys rural ways-of-life and local history to visitors and locals alike.”County Donegal’s farmsteads can include a variety of traditional farm buildings – most of which are eligible under the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme. On large farms in the east of the county, an array of farm buildings can be found arranged around a courtyard whereas on small farms in the west of the county, outbuildings may be added to the farmhouse along its long axis producing an extended farmstead or may be distributed in a scattered pattern around the farmhouse.The Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is open to farmers who (i) have a GLAS contract with the Department of Agriculture and who are approved for participation in the GLAS scheme and (ii) are the owner of the building/other related structure for which funding is being sought or are acting with the permission of the owner.The grant will cover up to 75% of the cost of the works. The minimum grant offered will be €4,000 and the maximum amount will be €25,000. The Heritage Council estimates that 50-70 projects will be supported countrywide in 2018.Applications to the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme must be made directly by post to The Heritage Council in Kilkenny to arrive by Friday, November 24, 2017. Further details and application forms are available from The Heritage Council in Kilkenny on (056) 777 0777. Application forms can also be downloaded from The Heritage Council website at: www.heritagecouncil.ieGrant scheme announced to preserve Donegal’s farm buildings was last modified: November 1st, 2017 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:donegalFARM BUILDINGSgrant schemeHeritagelast_img read more

‘Stories of his kindness are in the hearts of so many’: huge send off for Fr Joe

first_imgHUNDREDS TURNED out to say a final farewell to much-loved Donegal priest Rev Joseph O’Donnell.The popular priest (55), most recently the Parish Priest of Ballintra, passed away in the early hours of Sunday following a battle with an illness he bore with great dignity and faith.“Stories of his kindness are in the hearts of so many people,” The Bishop of Raphoe, Alan McGuckian SJ, the Chief Concelebrant at this afternoon’s funeral mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral Letterkenny said. “A woman said to me with great feeling on Monday: ‘Ah, Fr Joe, sure he was a wee dote’.“Fr Joe would’ve hated to be described as a ‘wee dote’, but that comment summed him up. People ‘doted’ on him.”Bishop Emeritus of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce and a vast number of priests from across the Raphoe Diocese and beyond, as well as parishioners from all corners of Donegal, where he had served, left the Cathedral close-to capacity. Also present were Rev Brian Russell, the Rector of Drumholm, Kilbarron and Rossnowlagh and Rev Canon David Crooks, Rector of Taughboyne. On Monday, Fr Joe’s remains lay in repose at St Brigid’s Church, Ballintra and yesterday he rested at St Eunan’s Cathedral.Thirty-one years ago last week, Fr Joe’s hands were annointed with chrism before the same altar of St Eunan’s Cathedral by the then Bishop of Raphoe, Seamus Hegarty, at his ordination on July 3, 1988.Among the many priests at this afternoon’s Requiem Mass was Rev Dr Niall Coll, a fellow St Johnston native ordained to the priesthood on the same day.“When he was at St Eunan’s College as a student, he used to say that he escaped to St Johnston, where it rained less,” Bishop McGuckian said.“Niall Coll remembers sitting on the bus to Letterkenny with Joe. When they got to Drumardagh and got the first glimpse of the Cathedral, Joe would say: ‘Ah, it’s raining again in Letterkenny.’ “What an irony, then, that he would spend so many happy years in Letterkenny and fell in love with the people and the place.”He had been mentored by the then Parish Priest in St Johnston, Dr Cunnea, having been taken by a homecoming ceremony to honour the newly-ordained Fr Oliver Oliver McCrossan, just a couple of doors up in his native St Johnston some years previously.“Children in those days used to play Mass and Joe was always the organiser,” Bishop McGuckian said.Educated at St Baithin’s NS, Johnston and St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, Fr Joe trained to become a priest at St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny from 1981-87 and later at All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin from 1987-88 He was Curate in the Cathedral Parish from 1988-96 before moving to become Curate in Convoy, a position he held from 1996-98.For 16 years, he served as Curate in the Aughaninshin Parish from 1998-2014, when hundreds turned out to a farewell function at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.After a brief spell as Curate in Mountcharles, Fr Joe was Parish Priest of Drumholm (Ballintra) and Chaplain of Abbey Vocational School from 2016 until his passing on Sunday.“The faithful from all of his parishes, his friends from all other faiths are gathered in great sadness to remember Fr Joe, someone who was very dear to all of us” Bishop McGuckian said.‘Steely’ was among the words used by Bishop McGuckian to recall Fr Joe, who he said had been a ‘delicate child’ who suffered with asthma and diabetes.Fr Joe also served as the Vocations Director of the Raphoe Diocese for many years and was also Diocesan Master of Ceremonies. “When Joe did a job, he did it well,” Bishop McGuckian said.“He could also relax and enjoy life. There are memories of holidays enjoying London and being a big child at Euro Disney.“He enjoyed listening to Tom Petty, Queen and he followed Leeds United through thick and thin. He would have needed the concentration on good music to deal with the turmoil of being a Leeds United fan.“For someone delicate, he was very sporty. He played tennis and set up a tennis court at the back of the family home. He played with his older brother, Seamus, and he was a very bad loser!”A native of Main Street, St Johnston, Fr Joe was predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Eileen, and is survived by brothers Seamus and Jude, and sister ElaineAfter Requiem Mass at St Euan’s Cathedral, Fr Joseph O’Donnell was interred at Conwal Cemetery.‘Stories of his kindness are in the hearts of so many’: huge send off for Fr Joe was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Bishop Alan McGuckian SJDR PHILIP BOYCEFr Joe o’DonnellFr Joseph O’Donnellletterkennyraphoe dioceseSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Banyana win, in hunt for semi-final spot

first_img1 November 2012Banyana Banyana bossed their African Women’s Championship clash against Senegal at the Malabo Stadium in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, but had to settle for a 1-0 victory, which kept them in the running for a place in the semi-finals of the competition.Chance after chance was spurned as Senegalese goalkeeper Mariane Fall struggled to deal with a steady stream of crosses from out wide, but South Africa were eventually rewarded for their dominance when striker Andiswe Mgcoyi netted in the 70th minute.The defeat effectively rules Senegal out of the semi-finals. They were beaten 1-0 by the Democratic Republic of Congo in their first outing.Hosts’ big victoryEquatorial Guinea, meanwhile, booked their semi-final place by overwhelming DR Congo 6-0 in their second outing. They beat Banyana Banyana 1-0 in the opening game of the finals.Given the Congolese struggles against the hosts, South Africa should have enough firepower to beat them in their last group game and clinch a semi-final place, but coach Joseph Mkhonza’s charges will need to be far more effective in front of goal.“It’s a well-deserved win. We should have won the match with an avalanche of goals,” Mkhonza told Times Live. “Congrats to the girls for a job well done.“We just need to win our last group match against Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday,” Mkhonza said.‘We will go all the way’“I still maintain we will go all the way to the final and win the tournament, though I have to confess [that] there are no easy games.”Fielding an attack-minded formation, the South Africans had too much pace on the flanks for Senegal, with Nothando Vilakazi, who moved from left back to left wing for the match, giving the Senegalese defenders fits.Banyana Banyana’s midfield dominated possession and the South Africans could have had a healthy, match-winning advantage by half-time.In the seventh minute, the livewire Mgcoyi latched on to a superb through-ball to beat the Senegalese offside, but saw her attempted lob going narrowly wide with the advancing goalkeeper Mariane Fall well beaten.100th internationalPortia Modise, playing in her 100th international game, was in an attacking mood, but goalkeeper Fall kept her at bay.In the second half, Mkhonza continued his offensive approach with Bloemfontein Celtics Ladies’ striker Sanah Mollo and Durban Ladies goal-hungry Silindile Ngubane – on for Noko Matlou and Nocawe Skiti respectively – playing key roles in forcing the Senegalese side back into their own half for long periods of play.Spurs WFC speedster Jermaine Seoposenwe – on for Mgcoyi in the final minutes of the match – also looked dangerous on the attack and was unlucky to have a goal disallowed for being offside after South Africa had strung together a flowing passing movement.The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana play their final Group A fixture against the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Bata on Saturday, 3 November.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more