Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows People warned not to swim at unmanned Donegal beaches Twitter Previous articleJF Shovlin wins Mark II Challenge as Moffet secures National titleNext articleDonegal priest warns against churches becoming ‘fortresses’ News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Beachgoers are reminded to only swim in waters that are attended by lifeguards. It follows an incident at Murder Hole beach at the weekend in which a girl, who was wave boarding was hit by a riptide and dragged under water.The secluded location of the beach meant that no water safety personnel were on scene to assist in the rescue operation, with two men eventually bringing the girl to safety.Emma Lou who lives nearby spoke on today’s Nine till Noon Show, she says the area is notorious for strong riptides and urged people not to swim there:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/murdefghfhgfhgfhrhole1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – August 26, 2019 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
Advertisement Comment Maurizio Sarri outlines Premier League title ambitions with Chelsea amid sacking rumours Advertisement Maurizio Sarri believes he could turn Chelsea into title contenders if given enough time (Getty Images)Maurizio Sarri is confident that he could turn Chelsea into Premier League title contenders within two years if he is allowed to continue his job at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.Since the turn of the year, there has been constant speculation over the Italian’s future, particularly after he presided over 4-0 and 6-0 defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City respectively in successive away games.Despite enjoying a positive start at Chelsea, Sarri’s tactics and style of play have been openly criticised by the club’s supporters and reports on Thursday claimed that he and his staff are already convinced that they will be sacked.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Sarri, who signed a three-year contract with the club last summer, insists that he wants to stay and attempt to close the gap on this season’s runaway leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The Premier League is wonderful and I want to remain in the Premier League. I want to remain at Chelsea, because the level is very, very high,’ Sarri said.‘The atmosphere in the stadiums is really fantastic. And so it’s a wonderful championship. I’d like to remain here. I am sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to close to them [Liverpool and Manchester City].‘But I am not sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to be better than them. When I arrived in Naples, Napoli were, in the table the season before, 24 points from Juventus.‘In the first season we arrived to nine points from Juventus, second season to six points, third season to four points. For us it was impossible to cover completely the gap, but at the end of the third season, we were very close to doing it.’Chelsea face a fight to finish in the top-four this season amid competition from Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United, although they are through to the Europa League semi-finals where they will face Eintracht Frankfurt.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link501Shares
Teams aim to prove their consistency in third roundST JOHN’S, Antigua – Round 3 of the Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament, starting today, is shaping up to be packed with intrigue, following a couple of earth-shattering results last weekend.Jamaica Scorpions will host current leaders Barbados Pride in the feature match of the round at Sabina Park; Trinidad & Tobago Red Force will face a buoyant Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Queen’s Park Oval and Windward Islands Volcanoes will meet two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars in a day/night affair, starting tomorrow, at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground.In Kingston, Jamaica: Both the Scorpions and the Pride found their groove in the second round, leading them to confident victories. The introduction of pace-bowling points this season has made things very tight in the Championship table.The Scorpions are fifth – following their 41-run, come-from-behind win over the Volcanoes – and are a mere 3.4 behind the Pride with the Hurricanes, Jaguars and Red Force bunched in between.This means both teams have an incentive for a big haul of points this weekend to see if they can create some daylight between themselves and the rest of the teams that have put themselves in the frame for the title early. In the last five matches between the two sides at this venue, both teams have won twice and the Pride dominated the other which was a draw.So it comes down to which side will show greater heart over the next four days, since bowling appears to be the strength of the two teams, but the batting will hold the key to the result.In Port of Spain, Trinidad: The Hurricanes will be fresh from their record-breaking run chase that should give them far more confidence and the Red Force will be smarting from a thumping at the hands of their arch-rivals.This match will confirm one way or the other which of the two sides is the genuine article. The Hurricanes will be looking to prove their best starts for several seasons has been down to proper preparation and careful planning, and the Red Force will be looking to debunk any questions about their legitimacy.The two sides have shared the last four matches played between them in Trinidad which indicates that neither can afford to take the other lightly.The Hurricanes, on paper, appear to hold the edge with a number of regulars, but the Red Force can be a difficult side to overcome in their conditions when they put their collective minds to the task.In Gros-Islet, St Lucia: Both the Volcanoes and the Jaguars will be looking to rebound from demoralising defeats in the previous round.The Volcanoes failed to chase down a modest target of 105 against the Scorpions, and the Jaguars failed to make the inroads into the Hurricanes’ batting, conceding the highest fourth-innings total to win in the history of the modern (1966 onwards) R4-Day.History favours the Jaguars: They have won the last four contests between the two sides at home and on the road including last year’s match at this venue.
Gareth Bale could be set for a starring role for Real Madrid as coach Rafa Benitez uses him as a number 10 this season.The Welshman played behind striker Jese in Saturday’s friendly against Roma in a move Benitez confirmed “was not an experiment”.Bale was largely used on the right flank by previous coach Carlo Ancelotti, with James Rodriguez and Isco used most frequently behind the striker. Despite failing to ignite Real’s attack in the 0-0 draw with Roma – and apparently upsetting Cristiano Ronaldo by not passing to him – Bale appears set for a central role.Ronaldo expressed frustration with Bale last season and reports in Spain suggested the Portuguese was unimpressed by his team-mate on Saturday – yet Benitez is a big fan of Bale. “Playing him in behind the striker is an option and I like it,” said Benitez. “It’s not an experiment and I think that it’s an interesting possibility for other games if he likes it there.”Madrid daily Marca believes Bale will be central to Real’s fortunes despite being jeered by some fans at the end of a difficult second season at the Bernabeu. The move could lead to a greater balance in a Real Madrid team that has been worryingly reliant on the goals of Ronaldo.Despite ostensibly lining up on the left wing, Ronaldo has scored 280 goals in his last five seasons and notched a personal best tally of 48 Liga goals last season.Benitez has been careful not to single Ronaldo out as a star player, saying on Friday: “Ronaldo, Bale, all of them — they are so good. For me it’s not a problem. James (Rodriguez), Isco, (Karim) Benzema, Ronaldo or Bale, we have an option with all of them.” –