‘Admiral’ off to losing start

first_imgGlendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey’s first game in charge of Waterhouse ended in defeat for the team sitting in 11th spot in the 12-team league.In a clash of cellar dwellers, Boys’ Town edged Waterhouse 2-1 in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match yesterday at the Drewsland Stadium.Boys’ Town’s goals came courtesy of strikes by Trevin Garnett in the 14th minute and Andrew ‘Alvez’ Allen (75th). Andrew McFarlane had earlier levelled the scores for the home side in the 36th minute.Both teams ended the game with 10 players. Veteran players Irvino English of Waterhouse and Boys’ Town’s Wayne Ellis were shown red cards in the 54th minute for foul and abusive language.The teams had their fair share of chances, but Boys’ Town, who came into the round on seven points, proved that they wanted the win more than their opponents. Boys’ Town stayed in last position but improved to 10 points in the 12-team league. Waterhouse remained on 11 points in 11th position.’Admiral’ Bailey, who saved Tivoli Gardens from relegation last season and moved to Waterhouse following Marvin Tate’s dismissal because of poor results, says that the team will get better during the season.”We have a good crop of players. However, my biggest challenge is to get the players to play better on the defensive end. It will get better, as it is a work in progress,” Bailey told The Gleaner.Coach of Boys’ Town, Andrew Price, was naturally happy for the win, which is the team’s third in 14 games.”This should be a good tonic for the team. We played against a good team with quality players. It was a physical contest with two players ejected from the game,” Price reasoned.”Coming into the game, I told the players that they will have to find a way to win,” he concluded.Yesterday’s resultsFC Reno 0 Harbour View 0Waterhouse 1 Boys’ Town 2P’more Utd 1 UWI FC 4Tivoli Gardens 3 Arnett Gardens 2Jamalco 0 Humble Lion 0MoBay Utd 1 Maverley-Hughenden 0last_img read more

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Popular venue closes after becoming ‘disaster zone’ in floods

first_imgA much-loved Inishowen venue has had to close its doors until further notice after the flash flooding, leaving up to 15 people temporarily jobless.The Point Inn bar, restaurant and B&B at Quigley’s Point suffered extensive damage after the night of extreme rainfall levels on Tuesday August 22nd.The Point Inn, Quigley’s PointFlooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalSpeaking to Donegal Daily today, owner John McLaughlin said it may be up to six months before The Point Inn can reopen. “We are up to our knees in muck. It’s a disaster zone,” he said.Flooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point last August.Flooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalJohn faced the difficult task of telling his staff force of 15 full time and part time workers that there was no work for them.“I had a meeting with staff this morning and had to tell them I can’t guarantee them jobs. It’s a very sad thing to do,” he said.The popular local venue was reopened four and a half years ago. It now requires a complete restoration, and management have had to cancel all bookings and reservations. “The whole place has to be sanitized. We can’t make any long term plans yet,” John said.Flooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalFlooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalThe Point Inn was a refuge for many on the night of the flood. People who were stranded in the village due to roads being flooded and blocked were welcomed into the residence and given a place to stay until morning.“We had people in corridors and people sleeping on spare sofas. There was between 70 and 80 people here that night, including our guests who had booked in,” John said.Flooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalFlooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalFlooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalJohn said he has had to do the clean-up operation himself and has not yet had any assistance from the authorities this week.“We are just trying to clear it ourselves. We’ve lost the business and that’s it.” Management say they hope the get back on their feet as soon as possible.Popular venue closes after becoming ‘disaster zone’ in floods was last modified: August 24th, 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:FLOODINGInishowenquigleys pointthe point innlast_img read more

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