first_imgPaddy McGrath will be a key man for Ardara in their Donegal SFC quarter-final against Naomh Conaill.In 2009, old foes Naomh Conaill and Ardara faced each other in the Donegal SFC quarter-final, it was expected that Glenties would dispose of their rivals at ease, but that’s not how it panned out.Ardara took Naomh Conaill to the pin of their collar and forced the game into a replay.In the subsequent replay, after sixty minutes the two sides still couldn’t be separated so the game was brought into extra-time. Naomh Conaill eventually won through in the end in what was a truly epic two-game club championship series.Five years have passed since that encounter, and since then Naomh Conaill have won a Donegal SFC, they defeated Killybegs in 2010, and also reached the Ulster Final that season.Naomh Conaill under the stewardship of Paddy Campbell have ambitions of taking the Dr Maguire cup back to Glenties.With Anthony Thompson, Dermot Molloy and Dara Gallagher at their disposal they have the firepower to do so. Ardara were unlucky not to reach the Donegal SFC final last year, after being narrowly defeated by one point by eventual champions Glenswilly.They’ll be hoping they can go one better this year, and would love to send their local rivals tumbling out of the championship and book a semi-final spot.They’ve enjoyed a consistent season, they’re a consistent team, and have a great championship pedigree.Naomh Conaill are expected to beat Ardara on Saturday, but the Ardara men will have something to say about that.It wouldn’t be surprising of this game needed another replay to decide the winner. The game is at Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town, with throw-in at 4pm.It’s going to be close and with a lot at stake, it’s hard to pick a winner.Naomh Conaill have greater experience in big matches, so they might just shade it.VERDICT – NAOMH CONAILL DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: BITTER RIVALS ARDARA AND NAOMH CONAILL ALL SET FOR CRUCIAL CLASH was last modified: October 17th, 2014 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:ArdaraDonegal SFCDonegal SFC PreviewGAANaomh ConaillnewsSportlast_img read more

Lasith Malinga hints at retirement post World Twenty20

first_imgSri Lanka’s T20 captain and strike bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted that he might call time on his international career after the ICC World T20 in India as he is finding it difficult to manage a grave knee injury. Also read: Sri Lanka survive UAE scare At the post-match media conference, Malinga was asked if he would like to quit after the upcoming edition of World T20, just like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara did after winning the last edition, he replied: “Might be”.The Lankan slinger elaborated that his current injury is so bad that complete recuperation might take close to two years, which effectively ends his career now that he is nearly 33. Also read: Lasith Malinga on target despite injury concerns “I have played 12 years for the national team. I am now 32 and will soon be 33. I have had a bad injury and if at this stage I have to take one or one and half years of rest, I would rather have to finish my career. If I need to play tough cricket for my country, I don’t think I can then totally recover from the injury. That’s why I am saying I don’t know how many months or years are left in me. Whatever little I play, I want to serve the national team and my IPL team (Mumbai Indians) well,” Malinga said.For Malinga, he is ready to play through pain for the national team as the defending champions need him in the big event.advertisement”This is not the right time to rest. We have the T20 World Cup and I am the most experienced bowler for Sri Lanka in this format. Whatever painkillers and injections that needs to be used, I will use as this is the end of my career. If I can do something for the team, I will do in these last few months may be.”I am still only 60-70 per cent of where I want to be. But I am happy with the result against UAE though,” said Malinga, who led from the front with a four-wicket haul in a low-scoring game.last_img read more

It’s Women’s Equality Day! Be Inspired & Push Forward

first_imgIt’s Women’s Equality Day! Many American women were granted the right to vote exactly 96 years ago today thanks to the 19th Amendment. It’s a day of celebration for how far we’ve come, but even more, it’s a day to encourage one another to continue breaking down barriers. In 1971, Congress declared August 26 Women’s Equality Day, and 45 years later many are still fighting for gender equality, from the ballot box to the boardroom, from the wage gap to access to healthcare. Needless to say, we have a long way to go, so let’s get inspired.At Glassdoor, we’re seeing plenty of inspiring ways that companies are promoting women’s equality in the workplace. More than 2,300 employers have taken the Pay Equality Pledge on Glassdoor, indicating a corporate commitment to pay employees equitably. These organizations recognize our research published in the report Demystifying the Gender Gap which showed that women are paid 76 cents for every one dollar that a man makes on an unadjusted basis. In the face of this inequality, some of the country’s biggest companies have taken the pledge to pay employees fairly for equal work and experience.Even Hillary Clinton joined in on the conversation. “The failure to ensure equal pay for women also impacts families and the broader economy,” she said at Glassdoor’s Pay Equity Roundtable held on Equal Pay Day April 12. “There is not enough transparency…and our challenge is to really demand transparency.”“Greater salary transparency is one of the most effective ways to illuminate pay inequities,” says Dawn Lyon, Glassdoor’s VP of Corporate Affairs. “We actively support greater transparency around pay without fear of retaliation.”“Equality at work isn’t an employee right, it’s a human right,” added Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman.So what can we all do to close the gap? Employers are in a powerful position to lead the change. Recognizing this, Glassdoor has launched a pay equality pilot program. Developed to help other companies examine their own pay practices through anonymized and confidential economic analysis, employers can submit their companies for consideration to receive expert help on evaluating their pay data and ultimately pay women what they deserve!Talk about inspiration. All of the positive work happening to eliminate the gender pay gap and ensure equality for women reminds us of something Sheryl Sandberg said, “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” Today, on Women’s Equality Day celebrate how far we have come since 1920. And be reminded of how important it is that we all—yes, both men and women—continue to push for women’s rights and pay equality.TELL US! Share Your Salary And Contribute to Pay Transparency!last_img read more