Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The boxing match will be the main event in the MMA promotion’s Bangkok card that will see ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World champion Kai Ting defend her title against ONE Super Series debutant Stamp Fairtex.Sor Rungvisai (46-4-1) promised to end the fight without relying on the judges’ scorecards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I feel very strong and I have trained very hard for this. I am definitely looking to finish him within the distance. This will not go to a judges’ decision,” said Sor Rungvisai, who carries a 19-fight winning streak with 16 of those ending in knockouts.“Everyone who knows me knows what I bring to the table. They all know how I fight. Everytime I step into the ring, my mind is always thinking knockout. This time will be no different,” added the 31-year-old Thai champion. 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Diaz (14-2-3), who is coming off a draw in his previous fight against Adolfo Castillo, said he’ll bring WBC’s green belt back with him to his native Mexico and disappoint the Thai fanbase.“This is the biggest opportunity of my career, and I have worked extremely hard in camp preparing for it. Srisaket is a great champion, and he is well-loved by his people. But I’m coming in here looking to seize the moment. This is my time to shine. I have the best team in my corner. They have helped get me ready to capture the gold,” said Diaz who’ll be fighting in his first World title fight.“I feel so strong and ready. Making weight was no problem for me. I have one thing on my agenda, and that’s to take the belt back home to Mexico,” added the Mexican challenger.ADVERTISEMENT NBA returns just to say goodbye to Seattle’s KeyArena Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and challenger Iran Diaz. Photo from ONE ChampionshipThere won’t be any weight issues for WBC World super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and challenger Iran Diaz as they both made the weight ahead of their title fight in ONE: Kingdom of Heroes on Saturday at Impact Arena in Bangkok.Sor Rungvisai tipped the scales at 114.6 lbs, well within the 115-lb limit for the super flyweight division, while Diaz weighed in at 114.8 lbs.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
A massive awareness and sensitization campaign against the deadly Ebola virus under the banner of Citizens Action Against Ebola (CAAE) has ended in seven administrative districts in Lofa County.However, initial preparations for the Ebola virus awareness and sensitization activities were characterized by some serious challenges and constraints that ranged from financial and logistical constraints in Monrovia and the various districts of Lofa County.The Ebola virus awareness and sensitization initiatives were carried out during the height of the medical crisis for almost six weeks by volunteers of the CAAE’s leadership in Lofa County.Historically, CAAE-Lofa Focus was organized to respond to emergency situations in all parts of Lofa County.During the month-long Ebola virus awareness, the CAAE-LF leadership and its dedicated volunteers were able to distribute dozens of anti-Ebola materials in highly entrenched cultural and religious communities.In addition, during the awareness activities, community residents and citizens were taught the uses of the different kinds of anti-Ebola hygiene and sanitation materials in all the seven administrative districts in Lofa County.Besides, during the Ebola awareness encounters with the weary citizens and residents of Lofa County, the CAAE-LF leadership was able to partner with the Ministry of Health and the medical authorities provided some technical and logistical assistance.The CAAE-LF was also able to secure minimum funding from the Lofa County administration and other locally based non-governmental organizations in some of the administrative districts.The CAAE-LF leadership told the Daily Observer in Monrovia that most of the funds generated came from their personal pockets and other generous prominent citizens, residents and well-meaning Liberians associated with the group.“We worked under very difficulties circumstances and with scarce resources in all the seven districts owing to the fact that our primary goal was to eradicate this deadly disease that really killed many of our good citizens and residents in our county,” CAAE-LF Chairman Daniel Mulbah indicated.In a related development, in order for the CAAE-LF group to be able to carry out other sustained Ebola awareness during the post-Ebola period, the group has sounded an SOS appeal to all Lofa citizens and residents to contribute funds and materials for the pending proposed process.The group also explained that the post-Ebola challenges and constraints are so enormous to the extent that it would require lot of financial support to help citizens and residents to resettle in their socio-economic and agricultural undertakings.The CAAE-LF has also underscored the urgent need for consideration by Lofa citizens, residents and other Liberians residing at home and abroad to contribute whatever they can for the post-Ebola challenges among Lofa citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Former murder suspect in the Laing Avenue shooting, Negus Lamaizon and his alleged accomplice, Corinth Taylor, made their final court appearance on Wednesday before Magistrate Dylan Bess at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts as their robbery trial closed with a guilty verdict.In April last, the two were arraigned before the court and remanded to prison forJailed: Negus Lamaizonrobbing four church members at gunpoint when they crashed a farewell party on Regent Road in Georgetown. They had denied the allegation and were remanded to prison.On Wednesday, the Magistrate declared that the prosecution had successfully proven its case against the two beyond reasonable doubt.After taking into consideration, several mitigating factors in the circumstances, Magistrate Bess was inclined to deduce some time from the sentence he otherwise would have handed down, considering the length of time spent on remand.Lamaizon was sentenced to four years and two months in jail, while Taylor would serve four years and six months in total.The men were found guilty of robbing Adidre Liverpool, Robin Tibruce, Lester Andrews and Quacy Waldron, of a quantity of jewellery, smartphones and other valuables totalling over $500,000.In a separate incident brought earlier this year, Lamaizon was hauled before theJailed: Corinth Taylorcourts after he was implicated in the murder of Orin Malik David, but was freed by Magistrate Bess after the prosecution’s evidence was ruled to be largely insufficient to commit him to stand trial in the High Court. He was slapped with the robbery charge two weeks after the murder charge was dismissed.The second suspect, Samuel McIntyre also walked away a free man while their alleged accomplices, Jermaine “Smokey” Jeffers and Howard “Spleen” Rambarose were committed by Magistrate Judy Latchman in a separate Preliminary Inquiry (PI) as the prosecution managed to make a prima facie case against them.
…disheartened after “outsiders” granted 100 acres of land…and none to them as promisedClosing the estates was one of the most tragic news for workers across the sugar belt who were planning to continue the tradition of serving the decades-old industry and then retiring. Back in 2017 when their income was snatched, workers of the Wales Sugar Estate were promised by the APNU/AFC coalition government that lands from the estate will be given to them to engage in farming and other agricultural activities to earn a living. Two years later, these lands were never distributed to the sugar workers and hundreds of acres have now been leased to private persons and recently, 700 acres for coconut cultivation and processing. The Wales Estate on the West Bank of Demerara was one of four – namely Enmore in Demerara, and Rose Hall and Skeldon in Berbice— which were closed under the current administration, leaving thousands jobless. When this newspaper visited the community on Saturday, the retrenched sugar workers said that they are still struggling to find jobs, awaiting the promise that they would be granted the plantation lands as was assured. Some said that they were disappointed and dismissed the possibility that they would ever get land after hearing that a large portion was already given away. Alec Paul Singh had given 39 years of his life to the industry. He explained to Guyana Times that the only option was to join the Uitvlugt Estate, located miles away on the West Coast of Demerara and even though he wanted to, his job profile was redundant. For this, he, along with many others, applied for a piece of property to forge a new living. Despite making numerous enquiries, the information could not be provided on other aspects of this arrangement but only the application was collected. “They said that they would share the land to the cane cutters them, [so] that they could do farming and maintain the family and children. We apply and we didn’t get. They get us going all over to find out. We ask them what would be the rental for this land and nobody don’t know. Nothing they couldn’t tell we but we still apply and hope that land would come through,” he recalled. According to the former estate worker, he was planning on planting crops, since it was a stone’s throw away from his Vriesland house – a village beyond Patentia which overlooks acres of land once planted with sugarcane by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). Disheartened, he shared the opinion that sugar workers are being neglected while the lands are distributed to “outsiders”. “This land, me could go over and plant garden and come across. They then telling we that we got to go to another place, 10 miles from here. We don’t have transportation. The land give away to outsiders instead of giving it to sugar workers. Sugar workers getting nothing under this Government because they not helping anybody,” Singh vocalised. He added, “We feel neglected because we supposed to get the first opportunity for the land because all my grandparents and father turn the soil for this estate and we have no benefit to get. Things very rough here”. Meanwhile, another former worker identified as “Chotoo” (only name), indicated that many other persons were given portions of the estate lands for various reasons while villagers in the community should have been given first preference. His son, who was also employed at the Wales Estate, recently managed to find a job in security after waiting many months. Apart from their severance package, the elderly man shared that they were not assisted in any other manner. Those who were rendered jobless continued to search for employment in the community and other parts of the country. “The estate close down. They said they would give the land but eventually when you look at it, other people start to plant and now we hearing that they next to plant coconut. The people get nothing. If you close it down, you supposed to give the people some sort of benefit. They work for years in the sugar industry. People deh all over the place looking for a job,” he discussed. With Wales Estate being closed, there had been much interest in the land left behind, particularly for farmers. In fact, earlier this year, land from the Wales Sugar Estate was snapped up by local and overseas-based farmers and over a thousand acres of that land was put under rice cultivation. In 2017, almost a year after the estate was closed down, the Government had claimed that decision to offer the land to the fired workers was to have them employed in feasible alternative ventures. Then in November 2018, almost two years after the closure, $2.4 billion was finally approved in the National Assembly for severance to dismissed sugar workers. Extra Virgin Coconut Products (EVCP) and Amazonia Expert Services Incorporated (AESI) are the two companies who received 680 acres of land from the Estate’s assets. However, a statement emanating from the companies admitted that EVCP negotiated the lease long before the AESI was created. “The companies wish to state clearly that the lease was negotiated and consummated between EVCP, which was registered on November 12, 2015, and NICIL, for approximately 680 acres of land at the closed Wales Sugar Estate, West Demerara, to establish a coconut production and processing facility… The lease, which had been under negotiation for nearly two years, was settled in the fourth quarter of 2018 and signed on February 1, 2010.” EVOP said.
The 21-year-old BC man arrested in Grande Prairie, by the unit investigating two recent BC Peace pipeline bombings was scheduled to make a Dawson Creek court appearance this morning.However he did not appear in person and the case was put over until Tuesday. The judge moved proceedings until Tuesday in order to get more information from Crown Counsel.Police are still saying that Ian Lloyd Gladue, of Kelly Lake, has not been charged in connection, with the Encana pipeline bombings. The RCMP released the bombing sites back to Encana last weak and, the pipelines have been repaired and are back in service.- Advertisement -Gladue faces charges of obstructing a Chetwynd police officer, sexual assault, uttering threats and, failing to comply with bail conditions.Meantime, the Mounties are still looking for public assistance in connection with the pipeline bombings at 1-866-994-7473.
Already lagging behind their statewide counterparts, Los Angeles Unified high school students took a precipitous plunge on newly released Academic Performance Index scores, dropping 20 points from the previous year. The LAUSD’s elementary and middle school students made steady progress on tests that measure math and English-language skills, but still were well below the statewide averages, according to a California Department of Education report released Tuesday. In a telephone interview from Washington, D.C., where he is lobbying for more federal money for education, Superintendent David Brewer III said the high-school score reflects the stubborn achievement gap between white and minority students. “Seventy-two percent of our population is Latino and about 8 percent is African-American and nationwide (they) are underperforming in math and science,” Brewer said. “That’s a reflection of that population.” Brewer also noted that growth of Los Angeles’ public elementary schools continues to outpace that of the state, and that middle-school scores rose faster than the state for the first time since the test was implemented. “That demonstrates that the programs are now taking effect in middle schools, but at the high-school levels we clearly have some tough work to do.” Other Los Angeles Unified officials attributed the decline in high-school scores to changes in how the results were analyzed, noting that science, history and social-science tests were given more weight in calculating the averages. But that didn’t explain why the statewide average rose from 680 to 693 from 2005 to ’06, while it dropped from 622 to 602 for high-school students in Los Angeles Unified. Esther Wong, the district’s assistant superintendent of planning, assessment and research, suggested that the drop could be related to the number of new high-school campuses that opened last year. “They’re brand new and haven’t had a chance to work with their group of students,” Wong said. “And the rigor of the API continues to increase what our students are expected to know and it’s getting harder and harder to move up.” Brewer and other Los Angeles Unified officials expressed optimism that students will benefit from the creation of more than 300 “small learning communities” that allow students to receive more personalized attention. “I think with these scores, it reinforces what we know: we have serious challenges in the secondary level,” school board member Monica Garcia said. “These efforts tell the public the school district is aware of the challenges and we’re moving forward aggressively.” A total of 115 of the more than 600 Los Angeles Unified schools met or exceeded the state benchmark of 800, up from 96 in the 2005 testing, and from 68 in 2004. By comparison, about 40 percent of the schools in neighboring Ventura County posted scores of 800 or better, up from 33 percent last year. “I am confident that the staff, students and parents of our Ventura County schools will continue in their efforts to help all students succeed,” said Charles Weis, Ventura County’s schools superintendent. A spokeswoman for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, whose administration has made education reform its No. 1 goal, said the lagging LAUSD scores affirm the need for change. “Only with a real sense of urgency and a commitment to excellence and accountability will these low test scores start to improve and our schools start to compete,” spokeswoman Janelle Erickson said. API scoring The Academic Performance Index shows how each school performs academically compared with other schools. It is used to determine whether California schools are meeting federal benchmarks set by the No Child Left Behind Act, President George W. Bush’s education-reform initiative. Scores range from 200 to 1,000 points, with 800 being the goal of all schools, as well as for all subgroups within each school, including minority, disabled and disadvantaged students, and English-language learners. In previous years, target scores for the subgroups were lower because the students were already struggling to achieve proficiency. This year, however, the goals for the subgroups were as rigorous as for the overall student body: 5 percent of the difference between a subgroup’s score and the target of 800, with improvement of at least five points each year. “While our schools are showing steady overall progress, I am deeply concerned that significant gaps exist between the API results for different subgroups of students,” state Superintendent Jack O’Connell said. “I have begun an intensive effort to find ways to close the gap that exists between successful students – who are often white or Asian and financially well off – and struggling students – who are too often poor, Hispanic, African-American, English-learners, or with a disability.” Brewer said he also hopes that No Child Left Behind will be amended to give districts and individual schools more flexibility in meeting the subgroup targets, particularly with English-language learners. “Children are not machines,” he said. “We have to make sure we give them enough time to get up to speed … without having to call them failures.” Staff Writer Eric Leach contributed to this report. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3722
The scene of the crash yesterday. Donegaldaily.comA 20-year-old man charged in connection with a 60km chase across County Donegal has been given bail.However Martin Stokes was subsequently sent to Castlrea prison because of 36 outstanding arrest warrants against him. Stokes, with addresses in Sligo and at 122 Cornshell Fields, Steelstown, Derry, appeared before Sligo District Court because of the outstanding warrants against him.He faced a total of 25 dangerous driving charges allegedly detected by Garda officers who pursued a Nissan Primera from Ardara to Letterkenny on Wednesday.The alleged offences were detected at townlands across a 60km route.The court heard from Garda Elaine Kavanagh, from Glenties Garda Station, that Stokes was also facing 11 other charges in connection with the alleged incident including failing to stop for members of An Garda Siochana and hit-and-run allegations.Traffic Corps Garda Paul McGee gave evidence of arresting Stokes in Letterkenny yesterday evening.Judge Kevin Kilrane set bail at €1,000 with an independent surety of €1,000.Stokes was remanded to appear again at Letterkenny District Court next Monday.However he was taken into custody to Castlerea because of the outstanding bench warrants.60KM CHASE: MAN ON 25 DANGEROUS DRIVING CHARGES GIVEN BAIL was last modified: March 7th, 2014 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:Ardarachargeddangerous drivingDerryglenswillyGlentiesletterkennyMartin Stokes
The remains of the Volkswagen Passat in which seven young people died. PIC. NewspixAn inquest into Ireland’s biggest ever road crash has been adjourned amidst claims of a cover-up.The extraordinary claims were made by solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn at the inquest into the deaths of eight people which started in Buncrana today. It followed evidence given at Inishowen Coroner’s Court that the inquest will hear from just 14 witnesses despite there being 200 witnesses in the case of the crash between Clonmany and Buncrana on the evening of July 11th, 2010.Eight people including seven friends in one car and another man returning from playing bingo died in the smash which was the single biggest loss of life in a car crash in the history of the state.The driver of the car, Shaun Kelly, of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, now 27, is currently serving a jail sentence after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of the eight men.Those killed in the two car crash were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany; Eamon McDaid (22), Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin (21), Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciarán Sweeney (19), Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), Meenaduff, Clonmany, and Damien McLaughlin (21), Umricam, Buncrana.The eight men killed in the crash.Solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn objected to the inquest going ahead after hearing the only ‘edited’ version of witness statements were being read into the court record.He said that full depositions must be given to help the families so they can finally have some closure.“There is stuff left out, stuff changed and material being introduced that should not be introduced,” he said.He then claimed the process was being manipulated by certain witness being called and others excluded.A number of family members of those killed on the night also objected to the inquest going ahead without key witnesses being present.Mr Eamon Sweeney, father of one of the victims, Ciaran Sweeney said the families needed all the evidence including the full statements in their entirety.“Otherwise we will go out that door with more questions than we came in with,” he said.Ms Philomena McEleney, mother of victim James McEleney, said she was there for her son and she wanted to know the full truth.“He is my flesh and blood and we have a right to know everything that happened,” she said.A number of family members requested the presence of Ms Ann McGilloway who was driving a car on the same road just seconds before the horrific crash.A spokesperson for Ms McGilloway said she had been called to the inquest but not summonsed.However coroner Dr Madden said she had now been summonsed to appear.Solicitor Mr MacLochlainn had earlier tried to stop the inquest from going ahead without the evidence of Shaun Kelly.Mr Mac Lochlainn told the court, sitting in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana, that Mr Kelly, had been at every court sitting during the case and was entitled to be at the inquest.He asked that Mr Kelly be brought to the inquest and allowed to give evidence saying it was “simply unfair” that it went ahead without him present.However coroner Dr John Madden refused the application saying that he decided what witnesses gave evidence at the inquest.He said that Mr Kelly remembered nothing about the accident on July 10th, 2010 saying that he could not answer any of the evidence if he had no memory of the events.Mr Stephen Byrne, BL for the Garda Commissioner accused Mr MacLochlainn of “grandstanding.”Dr Madden said he was refusing the application but said he will have the objection noted.As the inquest started, members of the bereaved families asked who were entitled to ask questions as they had never been at an inquest before.Dr Madden said people could raise their hands from the floor and ask questions and they would be answered as best as they could.The first person to give evidence was Dr Gerry O’Dowd, chief pathologist at Letterkenny General Hospital who, along with colleague Dr Abdullah, carrie out the post mortem after the men had died.He outlined the pathology reports for the eight victims.The causes of death found that all died from multiple injuries consistent with a road traffic accident.Dr O’Dowd paid tribute to the staff at Letterkenny General Hospital saying “I’m happy to say that we never had a day like it in Letterkenny and I hope we never have another like it.”He offered his sympathies to the families and was thanked in turn.A number of witnesses were called but the court was told that they could not all be there.Instead some of their statements were read to the court by Garda Inspector David Murphy.They included two people who had been at the scene in the village of Clonmany when Mr Kelly’s back VW Passat car left the scene to go to Buncrana.Her statement revealed how she heard a “massive’ sound of a car revving its engine and then speeding off.Another witness who could not be there, Jim Grant from Clonmany, had just collected his wife from Derry Airport when he passed a speeding car.His statement revealed how he met a car at a round 10.38pm on a series of bends and it was hugging its own ditch.One witness who did turn up to give evidence in person, James Gallagher from Derry, told how he had been returning from a birthday party at Ballyliffin when a came “came up his arse.”He added that the car then proceeded to pull out in a “jerky fashion” and pulled off and he remarked to himself “If you don’t slow down, you’re going to kill someone.”Second later he saw a car coming towards him and it was smoking badly before being met a few yards up the road by debris.He got out of his car and then heard a hissing noise before discovering two cars in a ditch, a red car was upside down on top of a black car.He asked his wife to call the emergency services and the Gardai arrived ten minutes later and he left the scene as his wife was very distressed.Dr Madden then directed that Gardai furnish all the families with the full depositions from the 14 witnesses.He then adjourned the case until tomorrow morning.INQUEST HEARS CLAIMS OF ‘COVER-UP’ IN INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH CASE was last modified: February 25th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens 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The Ulster final schools senior boys took place on Thursday last at the Aura leisure centre.Scoil Mhuire Buncrana emerged victorious beating Pcc Falcarragh by a score line of 2:1. In what was an exciting game it was Buncrana who took control in the first half. Ryan Curran in the centre of the park was having a huge influence on the play.They headed in at the break 1:0 courtesy of a penalty by Harry Forshaw. Pcc emerged from the halftime break with more prominence and really put it up to Buncrana and had the better of the play in the early exchanges. It was now becoming a real game with both sides producing some wonderful football. Buncrana had a spell which resulted in a fantastic move finished by the influential Darragh o Connor to lead 2:0.It was all Buncrana now and against the run of play with 20mins left Falcarragh got a soft goal scored by Lee o Brien who was not long on the park. This spurred PCC on and it gave the strong Falcarragh support something to cheer.They bombarded the Buncrana goal but some stout defending by the Scoil Mhuire rear guard kept PCC at bay to run out eventual 2:1 winners. PCC should be proud of themselves especially Harley and Mc Garvey who were the driving force behind a spirited team performance.In what was a great exhibition of football and a great promotion of schools soccer in the province it is now Scoil Mhuire who advances to the All-Ireland semi-final where they will meet Malahide Community School. Venue : Gortakeegan, Tuesday 6th of February kick off 3:30pm. SCOIL MHUIRE, BUNCRANA OVERCOME PCC FALCARRAGH IN ULSTER SCHOOLS FINAL was last modified: March 6th, 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)
RTE pundit and former Kerry legend Pat Spillane believes Donegal have reached the end of the road and does not believe they will win the All-Ireland. Spillane has always been openly critical of Donegal’s defensive system since it was introduced by Jim McGuinness in 2011.The ‘system’ led Donegal to THREE Ulster titles, and one All-Ireland – while they narrowly missed out on winning another All-Ireland last season against Kerry. However, Spillane feels Donegal’s defeat against Monaghan showed that they’re running on empty and look like a tired team.Spillane insisted it would be wrong to write them off completely but doesn’t think they have an All-Ireland in them.In his column in the Sunday World, Spillane wrote, “While it would be unfair to write off Donegal’s chances after one below-par performance, frankly I don’t see them winning the All-Ireland in 2015.“Their performance against Monaghan – particularly in the second quarter – was so unlike them. There was no intensity in their play and their shooting was uncharacteristically wayward.“After three tough matches they looked a tired team. They were tactically inflexible and one-dimensional and the bottom line is that when Michael Murphy struggles so does the team.“Having just come through a gruelling, four-match schedule in the Ulster series, which involved matches against three teams that played in Division One this season, they will probably have to beat Galway, Mayo, Dublin and possibly Kerry to win the All-Ireland.Even at their peak I doubt if they would have been capable of that feat. SPILLANE – “DONEGAL HAVE REACHED THE END OF THE ROAD” was last modified: July 26th, 2015 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:newsSport