Hull City’s striker search continues as Aboubakar snubs Tigers switch

first_imgHull have missed out on their strike target Vincent Aboubakar after he completed a cut-price £2.5m move to Porto.As reported by talkSPORT last week, Tigers boss Steve Bruce had turned his attentions to the Lorient and Cameroon striker as his search for a forward goes on.Bruce is desperate to replace Shane Long, who was sold for £12m to Southampton, but the manager has so far failed in moves for Troy Deeney, Danny Welbeck and Jordan Rhodes.And Bruce can now put a line through Aboubakar’s name after he finally sealed a move to Portugal.The 22-year-old came close to joining Sporting Lisbon before the deal fell through but he has now signed a four-year deal with their title rivals Porto.It has been reported that, despite being rated at around £8m by Lorient, Porto paid just £2.5m to acquire 30 per cent of his economic rights in a third-party ownership arrangement. 1 Vincent Aboubakar in action for Cameroon last_img read more

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Man United want Lukaku, players lining up to join West Ham and MORE GOSSIP

first_img1 Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, April 2 Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has revealed he is getting calls from agents of players who are keen to join the in-form Hammers. But the boss fears the club are growing too fast. (Daily Star)Incoming Chelsea boss has told the club to sign Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan and defender Kostas Manolas in a £52million summer double swoop. (Daily Express)Everton fear Romelu Lukaku will move to Manchester United this summer – despite the Toffees repeatedly insisting the Belgian striker is not for sale. (Daily Mirror)Barcelona are planning a £12million summer move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo. (Sport)Liverpool reportedly decided against signing Sadio Mane before he moved to Southampton because his stats were not deemed value for money by a computer programme. (Daily Star)The Reds are thought to be leading the race to sign 26-year-old Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko. (Sport)Jose Mourinho will look to sign former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra, 31, if he becomes Manchester United manager. (Le 10 Sport)Tottenham are tracking Utrecht forward Sebastien Haller. (Evening Standard)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Harry Redknapp EXCLUSIVE – ‘Mauricio Pochettino to Manchester United? Why would he want to leave Tottenham?’Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria blames Lois van Gaal for changing his position at Manchester United: ‘They didn’t let me settle properly’Man United boss Louis van Gaal SLAMS Angel di MariaArsene Wenger expects Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to extend their Arsenal stay this summerRoberto Martinez unfazed by Romelu Lukaku exit talk and claims Everton can compete with any team in the worldNewcastle flop Remy Cabella to seal permanent Marseille moveTottenham transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino plotting summer swoop for £23m-rated Germany Under-21 starlast_img read more

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Manchester United confirm Chris Smalling hospitalised in Bali after fainting

first_img Chris Smalling 1 England defender Chris Smalling was taken to hospital in Bali after fainting due to food poisoning, Manchester United have announced.The club report the 26-year-old is now “feeling fine” following the bout of sickness.United issued a statement in response to reports from abroad claiming Smalling had been rushed to hospital following a surfing accident.There was also a photograph claiming to show Smalling on a drip with his head bandaged and neck apparently in a brace. It was suggested Smalling had suffered a heavy fall while surfing.United’s statement read: “Manchester United can clarify Chris Smalling has had food poisoning during his holiday which resulted in him fainting on Sunday.“The 26-year-old defender was taken to the hospital and is now feeling fine.“Smalling is currently on vacation in Bali following his time with England at Euro 2016 before reporting back for pre-season training later this month.“Chris would like to thank everyone for their well wishes.”Smalling began his summer holiday last week following England’s elimination from Euro 2016.Smalling’s management company Wasserman Media Group also moved to quash rumours the incident was anything more serious. “Following pictures that have been circulating online this morning and contrary to unfounded media speculation we can confirm that Chris was taken to hospital after fainting due to a severe case of food poisoning while on holiday in Bali,” said a statement.“Chris would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and is now feeling fine.”last_img read more

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INISHOWEN STUDENTS ‘ENGINEER’ THEIR WAY TO SUCCESS!

first_imgThe Schools’ Business Partnership has announced that Inishowen Engineering Ltd. has recently concluded the ninth successful year in their Skills @ Work programme for students of Crana College. The initiative provided firsthand insight into the business world to senior cycle students from Crana College and is part of the Schools’ Business Partnership programme run by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).During the year long programme and over the past nine years, employees of Inishowen Engineering Ltd. provided a number of interactive talks on, ‘A Day in the Life of …’, they ran workshops on teambuilding; how to build a comprehensive CV and develop good interview skills combined with valuable practical mock interview experience. The students were also brought on a site visit to Inishowen Engineering and saw the various career opportunities that exist within the engineering and business sectors.“The impact that this initiative has on the students is visible right from day one, it generates an interest and motivation for the students to succeed and to continue to work hard on their studies. The partnership has been invaluable to the school over the past nine years,” said Elaine Quigley, Business Teacher, Crana College.“Inishowen Engineering Ltd. is delighted to be continuing our partnership with Crana College. The commitment from our employees to the programme each year continues to be outstanding. It is an invaluable experience for them, from developing team-building, interpersonal and communication skills to feeling a sense of pride, value and satisfaction in their work.” said Josephine Noone, Administrator, Inishowen Engineering Ltd.“BITCI recognises the ongoing support shown by Inishowen Engineering Ltd. to the programme, the school and the community in Buncrana. Inishowen Engineering Ltd. have successfully completed nine years of partnership with Crana College and their commitment in supporting and advancing the skills and ideas of the students, to help them prepare for a work life that they will enjoy and be good at is exemplary. This commitment and engagement not only benefits the school but has far reaching impacts on the local community. It is a wonderful demonstration of an organisation’s corporate responsibility.” Elaine McFadden, Regional Coordinator – Donegal, BITCI. The Schools’ Business Partnership is funded by participating businesses with matching funds provided by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan (NDP).INISHOWEN STUDENTS ‘ENGINEER’ THEIR WAY TO SUCCESS! was last modified: April 22nd, 2016 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:CRANA COLLEGEdonegalInishowen Engineeringlast_img read more

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DD Gardening: A time of peonies

first_imgNow the Peonies in the gardens are looking amazing. All your hard work of feeding, slug control and supporting these bloom heavy plants has really paid dividends and your plants should be gathering admiring glances and comments from visitors to your garden, or maybe you have yours growing in full sight of your kitchen window and you have exclusivity on admiring them. Advertisement These traditional flowers have undergone a resurgence in popularity over the past number of years, with the move away from shrubs to perennials in gardens the sight of Peonies in the gardens has been more commonplace here than at anytime in the past 20 years.Much of this has to do with the fact that Peony plants take a number of years to settle in before they really start to throw out masses of flowers.Peonies dislike being moved and transplanted so although the plant may be in flower in the the garden centre when you buy it the act of planting may put the plant off from flowering for a few seasons. So gardeners are reaping the reward for Peonies planted 2+ years ago. Advertisement Recently I had the good fortune to receive an invite to the Friends of Saughton Hall Park Garden Party event. The last such event before this innercity parkland in Edinburgh goes under an extensive renovation by Edinburgh City Council and The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, and the famous peony borders were looking amazing.Lush and heavy with flowers, that the misty rain was making especially heavy – so fortunately the gardening team had all the supports in place, otherwise they would have been all flat to the floor!Closer to home if you wish to admire Peonies then a trip to Salthill House in Mountcharles is a must, this wonderful garden is open through the Donegal Garden Trail and is home to a wonderful collection of Peonies.After visiting such a garden it is easy to appreciate the requirements for success with these plants, and indeed the space that is required.DD Gardening: A time of peonies was last modified: June 17th, 2017 by Gareth AustinShare 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:flowersGardeningpeoniessummerlast_img read more

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COLEMAN OUT OF GIBRALTAR GAME, COULD MISS GERMANY CLASH TOO

first_imgSEAMUS Coleman has been ruled out of Ireland’s clash with Gibraltar on Saturday.The 25-year-old Killybegs man is now also a doubt for next Tuesday’s European championship game against World champions Germany, though Martin O’Neill has named him in his squad.Coleman has missed five games since picking up a head injury in a Europa League triumph over Wolfsburg. It subsequently emerged that a soft tissue problem with his hamstring is the reason for the 25-year-old’s prolonged absence.He missed the trip to Man United today when Everton were unlucky not to get a draw.“Seamus Coleman had concussion against Wolfsburg but then he suffered a little bit of a soft tissue problem. I don’t think it will be too long (before he is fully fit). The international break should clear those injuries,” said Everton manager Roberto Martinez.Squad: David Forde; Shay Given; Keiren Westwood; Rob Elliot, Richard Keogh; Marc Wilson; Seamus Coleman; John O’Shea; Alex Pearce; Ciaran Clark; Stephen Ward, Hendrick; Whelan; Gibson; McGeady; Walters; Pilkington; McClean; Brady; Quinn; Meyler; Hoolahan, Robbie Keane; Shane Long; Daryl Murphy; Kevin Doyle; Anthony Stokes.  COLEMAN OUT OF GIBRALTAR GAME, COULD MISS GERMANY CLASH TOO was last modified: October 5th, 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:GibraltarInjuryIrelandseamus colemanlast_img read more

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VISITORS FLOCK TO KILLYBEGS TO SEE UNIQUE SAIL BOAT

first_imgHundreds of visitors are turning up in Killybegs following the arrival of The Barquentine Thalassa.The boat is an imposing and seaworthy sailer – a three master is one of the most beautiful and fastest sea sailers of the Dutch fleet.The boat is an unusual visitor to the area which is more used to fishing trawlers and the occasional cruise liner. Rigged according to old tradition, the Thalassa is fitted with every modern safety conveniences and combines adventurous sailing and comfortable enjoyment perfectly.The good atmosphere, the tasteful ambience of the saloon, and the comfortable cabins with showers see to it that the guests on board feel immediately at home. VISITORS FLOCK TO KILLYBEGS TO SEE UNIQUE SAIL BOAT was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 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:Killybegssail boatlast_img read more

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NOT GUILTY: GAA CLEAR DUBLIN PLAYER OF BITING PADDY McBREARTY

first_imgTHE GAA has ruled that a Dublin player DIDN’T bite Donegal star Paddy McBrearty during their team’s National League clash.The organisation said that Dublin’s Kevin O’Brien has been cleared of the biting allegation by the Central Hearings Committee.The allegation came from their clash with Donegal in Ballybofey earlier this month. The body had originally banned O’Brien for three matches; but his appeal has been upheld.A statement from the GAA said that on the basis of the evidence provided and the submissions made on behalf of both parties, the allegation was “not proven.”The Central Hearing Committee said the matter was now “closed.”McBrearty, who was treated for a bite wound at Letterkenny General Hospital, has never spoken about the incident.  NOT GUILTY: GAA CLEAR DUBLIN PLAYER OF BITING PADDY McBREARTY was last modified: April 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:NOT GUILTY: GAA CLEAR DUBLIN PLAYER OF BITING PADDY McBREARTYlast_img read more

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SON OF JIMMY HARTE IN UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO HIS EMBATTLED FATHER

first_imgLochlainn and Jimmy Harte.A son of battling Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte is doing a marathon in his father’s honour.Lochlainn Harte is preparing to undertake the Paris marathon to raise vital funds for Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital where his dad has been receiving treatment.Father-of-four and fitness enthusiast Jimmy continues to make steady progress since his accident last year. The Labour Party Senator was returning home from a Republic of Ireland game when he had the accident.Son Lochlainn is now appealing for people to sponsor him in his bid to help support the hospital which is looking after his dad.Lochlainn said: “As you know, my dad Jimmy Harte suffered a severe accident in November 2013. Since that date he has been in Beaumont Hospital and the miracle workers there have brought him back to life in my eyes.“Dad is an avid runner and marathon enthusiast but unfortunately it may be some time before he can run one again. “I am doing this marathon for him and for the saviours in Beaumont Hospital. I would very much appreciate your support in helping me to raise funds for this organisation.”If you would like to help Lochlainn raise as much funds as possible for Beaumont in honour of Jimmy, please log on here and done what you can.http://www.mycharity.ie/event/lochlainn_hartes_event SON OF JIMMY HARTE IN UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO HIS EMBATTLED FATHER was last modified: February 22nd, 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:Beaumont Hospitalfundraiserjimmy harteLochlainn HarteMarathonlast_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAVE IT LATE… BUT WE’RE HEADING BACK TO CROKER

first_imgDonegal goal scorer: Odhran Mac Niallais.Donegal 1-12 Armagh 1-11Donegal remain on course to win their second All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title in three years after defeating Armagh by a single point in a thrilling  quarter-final clash at Croke ParkThe Ulster champions had to come from behind on two occasions and it took two late, late points to earn Jim McGuinness’s side a semi-final date with  either Dublin or Monaghan. Michael Murphy gave Donegal the lead in the third minute, putting a free over the bar from 30 yards.Tony Kernan drew Armagh level  five minutes later with an excellent point from play from 45 yards.The game threatened to boil over in the 10th minute as players and officials got involved in a “bit of handbags” in front of “Hill 16” during which the Donegal team doctor was pushed to the ground.When the game restarted after a two-minute delay, Aaron Kernan put a free over the bar to put Armagh in front for the first time. Wing forward Aiden Forker extended the Armagh lead when he floated over a lovely point in the 20th minute and the same player should have scored again a minute later but he put his shot wide when in a good possession.The game burst into life in the 22nd minute when  MacNiallais found the bottom corner of the Armagh net for his first ever championship goal to put Donegal into a one point lead on a scoreline of 1-01 to 0-03.However, the lead last only lasted three minutes as first, Stefan Campbell and then Andy Mallon put the Orchard County back in front.A brilliant free swung in from distance by Michael Murphy brought the Tir Chonaill county back on level terms a minute later and he put over another to put Donegal back in front with five minutes of the half remaining.Full-back Neil McGee pushed up to double the advantage with an excellent score before Armagh’s Kyle Carragher put over the bar to reduce the deficit to a single point. Following another “handbag” confrontation between the players in the Armagh goalmouth, Michael Murphy put over another free to send Donegal in at half-time with a two-point advantage on a scoreline of 1-05 to 0-06.A McFadden point in between two Tony Kernan scores saw Donegal lead by a single point after ten minutes of the second half.Scores from McFadden and Patrick McBrearty put three points between the sides for the first time before Aaron Kernan brought in back to two on the 48 minute mark.A brilliant long-distance free by Michael Murphy, making his 42nd Championship appearance, put three between the sides again in the 55th minute. Tony Kernan put over a brilliant point in the 58th minute to reduce the deficit before the lucky goal put the Orchard County in front- a Campbell palmed effort came back off the post and struck the heel of goalkeeper Paul Durcan to trickle into the back of the net for a rare own goal in Gaelic football.MacNiallais brought Donegal level before Murray put Armagh back in front with six minutes remaining.Playing a captain’s role, Murphy put over a point from play to level the scores with two minutes remaining before McBrearty pointed a minute later.Tony Kernan had two chances to level the scores in injury time but both his frees from distance failed to reach their target and were cleared by the Donegal defence.DONEGAL LEAVE IT LATE… BUT WE’RE HEADING BACK TO CROKER was last modified: August 9th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:allall-irelandarmaghcrokedonegalfinalFootballIrelandparkquarterSeniorlast_img read more

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