Fitzmaurice hits out at lack of frees to Donaghy

first_imgHis comments follow Kerry’s 11-point loss to Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 final at Croke Park yesterday.Paul Flynn and Eric Lowndes scored late goals as the Dubs won by 2-18 to 0-13 to secure their fourth League crown in a row.The red-carding of Aidan O’Mahony for an off-the-ball incident with Jonny Cooper after 50 minutes was a pivotal moment in the game. Fitzmaurice says they played Donaghy in midfield rather than in the full forward line due to the lack of frees he receives.Elsewhere, Tyrone were crowned Division 2 champions.They beat Cavan by 1-17 to 0-15 in their decider at Croker.last_img

Steelers could use transition tag on Le’Veon Bell but likely won’t keep him, report says

first_imgPittsburgh has used the franchise tag on Bell the past two seasons. However, Bell failed to report and sign his franchise tag for the 2018 season and did not play a game this past year. Bell has spent his entire NFL career in Pittsburgh.In 2017, He tallied a career-high 321 carries for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns, also a career best. JuJu Smith-Schuster on Steelers drama: ‘Let’s stop all the bull—’ The latest Le’Veon Bell news might finally end the season-long saga that unfolded in Pittsburgh.The Steelers could place the transition tag on the three-time Pro Bowl running back, but will likely do so with the intention of trading him, not because they want him for another season, a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said, citing unidentified league sources. Steelers legend Hines Ward blames Mike Tomlin for team’s ‘circus and culture’center_img Teams are not able to place a transition, or franchise, tag on any player until Feb. 19 and then have until March 5 to decide if they want to use the designation assigned. Similar to the franchise tag, the transition tag also comes with a designated one-year contract.  If the Steelers use the transition tag this offseason, it would give them a chance to match any offer Bell receives on the open market, according to the report. But, sources told the Post-Gazette that coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert “do not want to go through a third consecutive year of dealing with Bell’s disruptive situation” and “have no desire to sign him to a long-term deal or place the transition tag on him with the intention of keeping him for one more season.” Related Newslast_img read more

Local democracy key to realising ‘good life’– Harmon

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon on Saturday assured the residents of Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) that Government would continue to strengthen local democracy so that all citizens could enjoy ‘the good life’.Minister Harmon was at the time addressing Barticians during a community outreach held at Tarzie’s Square, in the town.“We are here because we believe that local democracy can only be strengthened if you have democratic renewal and democratic renewal starts with regular Local Government Elections,” Harmon said.“If you have representatives within your community that do not perform, you get the opportunity to say goodbye and welcome new ones, this is what we believe in and very early in our administration, President David Granger said that we are going to have democratic renewal in our communities… The previous Administration disbanded over 38 local democratic organs and in their places put IMCs (Interim Management Committees) and Bartica was a casualty of that high-handedness,” Minister Harmon continued.While in Bartica, Minister Harmon led a walkabout where he met with residents of the town. He also engaged members of the business community.Also present at the community meeting were Social Protection and Social Cohesion Ministers, Amna Ally and Dr George Norton respectively. Minister Ally, through the Public Education Transport Service (PETS), an initiative of President Granger, distributed 30 bicycles to schoolchildren in Bartica.Meanwhile, Dr Norton announced that Government would soon complete a playground in Bartica and a synthetic track was earmarked for the town.“We can bring back Bartica and put it on the sports map where we really deserve to be … this Government is so much concerned with the state of affairs of our youths that only recently we signed a contract for two synthetic tracks … the next track should be in Bartica,” Norton stated.last_img read more