Cora Harvey reveals reasons she chose to quit the council and leave politics

first_img Pinterest Facebook 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Facebook By News Highland – October 21, 2013   Sinn Fein County Councillor Cora Harvey has confirmed she will not be seeking nomination to run in next years Local Elections.The Stranoral Electoral Area representative will also step down as an elected representative on Donegal County Council in the coming weeks.The former Mayor has described it is a personal decision based on the demands of family life, work commitments and the inability to give 100% over the next 5 years to the electorate.And in an extended interview with Highland Radio News, Councillor Harvey says that while her time has been mostly positive she also experienced a frustration with how the system works:[podcast][/podcast] Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Previous articleDeputy McHugh says positives to be discussed at British-Irish Assembly meeting in LondonNext articleGlenswilly take 2nd Championship title – Reaction News Highland News Twitter Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase center_img Cora Harvey reveals reasons she chose to quit the council and leave politics Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

‘Golden Oldies’ lead the way

first_imgNear Pins: Mark Stanley, Mashi KanetaThe glorious sight of a green golf course greeted the 14 Bunker Boys as they arrived at the lovely Khao Kheow C.C. The A & C tracks were in great shape, a real credit to the management during this very dry period.The scores were good but you had to be at least 70 years young to finish in the top three.  Jimmy Carr, belittling his 73 years, took the honors, finishing with 40 points and with the brakes on, according to his playing partners.  Gerry Cooney, also 73 years young, came second with 38 points followed by the youngster Tony Robbins, a sprightly 72 years, with 37 points.  Well done to our grey haired geriatrics!All of our more age-challenged players found the going tough and were entertaining thoughts of appearing on the podium with scores in the low-30’s only to have their hopes dashed on arrival for the prize giving.At this stage in the race for golfer of the month, four golfers have a chance of winning on the last day: the three who were on the podium today and the leader at this point, Colin Greig.March 30,Treasure Hill – Stableford1st Tony Robbins (15) 35pts2nd Lance Conway Jones (12) 32pts3rd Geoff Parker (14) 32ptsNear Pins: Lance Conway Jones (2), Peter Allen, Mark Stanley.A total of 16 golfers made their way to Treasure Hill on roads that have vastly improved since our last visit.  We were welcomed by a new low season special of 1,200 baht for green fee, caddie, and cart.  The course was in good condition with the greens in excellent shape, with only a few complaints of them being a bit too fast for holiday golfers.We were all enjoying the day when half way through the back nine the heavens opened up with a typical Pattaya storm where if cover was not found you enjoyed a good soaking.  As expected, this put a dampener on the scoring except for Tony Robbins who waded through the rain in his chase for golfer of the month.  In the final count Jimmy couldn’t play because of family commitments and Gerry found Treasure Hill tough going and although Tony had a good round he could only tie with Colin and Colin won on the count back.A round of drinks to celebrate Colin’s fourth win was enjoyed by all back at the Ranch.Update on the invalids: John Hughes finally made it back on Friday, and PJ is still recovering from three broken ribs.Friday, April 1, Bangpra – Stableford1st Jimmy Carr (18) 35pts2nd Gerry Cooney (16) 34pts3rd Les Hall (23) 34ptsNear Pins: Jimmy Carr, Richard Snellen, Les Cobban.A poor turnout for our regular fixture at Bangpra most likely due to our most recent visit where we found the course to be suffering from heat stroke, putting off some of our players.  Unfortunately, the recent rains have had very little effect in improving grass coverage with very many bare patches still in play.  May we suggest to management that they send the greenskeeper out with a bucket of white paint and mark these areas as G U R.Despite poor playing conditions our more advanced golfers managed to get around the course in respectable scores with only one point separating the top three.  The greens, fortunately, were still in good condition. PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The RanchMonday, March 28, Khao Kheow A & C – Stableford1st Jimmy Carr (18) 40pts2nd Gerry Cooney (16) 38pts3rd Tony Robbins (15) 37ptslast_img read more

Player pulls out top round at Burapha

first_imgPSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, Feb. 4, Burapha – StablefordTwenty-six players went to Burapha to play the C and D courses.  What a lovely day, sunny with a light breeze to start with but it just got hotter as the day progressed; however still good weather for golf. The course was in good condition with good fairways, bunkers that were raked and greens that had been cut and rolled; some wet areas in the front of the greens but that’s only from watering the greens.  The greens were good but some found them hard to putt on; they looked fast but they really weren’t, just a good pace and unfortunately some pins were in bad positions. The course is coping well with all the rounds that are being played and we had another day today where the course was heavily booked but the starter at least got us away on time, unfortunately it took us well over four hours to complete the round and we never saw a marshall all day.David Davies – top scorer at Pattana with 40pts.Two divisions plus the ‘2’s and the best score of the day was returned by the Division 2 winner John Player who had 42 points off his 20 handicap, great golf John.  Second was John Stafford with 37, from Noddy Moyle on 36 and fourth was Clint Pingree with 35 points.Division 1 was won by Sel Wegner with 38 points, from the ever consistent John Cunningham (7) on 37.  Third place went to Paul Bourke with 35 points and fourth was John O’Keefe with 34.  Both winners lost strokes so check your handicap before playing next.Two ‘2’s were recorded today by Colin Goon (welcome back) on C8 and Rick Kaban on D2.Div A (0-16)1st Sel Wegner (13) 38pts2nd John Cunningham (7) 37pts3rd Paul Bourke (11) 35pts4th John O’Keefe (16) 34ptsDiv B (17+)1st John Player (20) 42pts2nd John Stafford (18) 37pts3rd Noddy Moyle (18) 36pts4th Clint Pingree (29) 35ptsTuesday, Feb. 5, Khao Kheow – StablefordA good turn-out for KK today with the numbers being 27, it was originally full with 28 but unfortunately one player called in sick.  We played C & B, in that order and once again the course was the clear winner with some very ordinary scoring, still proving that this course is much tougher than the official rating suggests.Friday podium placers: (from the left) Peter LeNoury, Eddie Beilby, Geoff Doody, John Player, Ron Dickie, Paul Bourke and Tim Knight.No preferred lies today, but the course was fair to good even though the greens were a little bit slow unlike one month ago.Welcome back to Vinny Connellan and the Irish lads from Dublin and also welcome to Leigh Fielder having his first game with the Outback; one or two unfamiliar names here at Khao Kheow as the Old Course at Siam is now closed in preparation for the LPGA tournament there which starts on Thursday 21st Feb.Peter Ennis took Div 1 with a mere 33pts over his Irish mate, Vinny on the same score and big Steve Poznanski got the better of Pat Regan for the minor honours, both with 31.Div B was won by the 2012 Outback Champion, Suzi Lawton with 34 from Clint Pingree on 29 and Tim Knight also on 29.  Today was Suzi’s last game for a couple of weeks as she heads off to South Africa to experience a Safari, visit Sun City and also to travel on a very expensive “Blue Train”.  Poor old John who’s meeting her there, travelling from Nigeria where he works, will have to borrow a jacket but I’m not even sure if you two could drink that much champagne!Thanks Suzi for organising the day and have a great holiday, in the meantime Tim Knight is to help out with the organising, so welcome aboard Tim.There were six ‘2’s from Stephen Mann, Cav Kenyon, Allen Raaen, Peter Ennis, Jim Bryan & Tim KnightDiv A (0-17)1st Peter Ennis (13) 33pts2nd Vinny Connellan (13) 33pts3rd Steve Poznanski (11) 31ptsDiv B (18+)1st Suzi Lawton (19) 34pts2nd Clint Pingree (29) 29pts3rd Tim Knight (22) 29ptsWednesday, Feb. 6, Siam Plantation – StablefordOne short of a full house of 15 players, played at Siam Plantation on A & C today.  The course was as usual in great condition and even though the Sugar Cane (A) greens had been lightly sanded they were still great to putt on.Some of the tees on Pineapple (C) were back today which made for a better course as sometimes off the whites it can be a little short but when you play Sugar Cane of whites it is still a great challenge.The day was perfect for golf even if it was a little steamy, but clear skies and a little breeze helped keep conditions pleasant; the pace of play for the first three groups, all four-balls was great with everybody finishing in under four hours but the three-ball at the back got lost and held up the field behind – not good enough for Outbackers and two of the three-ball didn’t even bother to return their cards!Losing a tooth this week didn’t hold back Rosco on this course he loves, from scoring a brilliant 41pts to win by five from Geoff Stimpson and Craig Poeling both with 36; the remaining podium place going to Colin Goon with 34pts playing off 3.There were three ‘2’s from David Rose (C8), Geoff Stimpson (A3) & Sel Wegner (A6).1st Rosco Langoulant (14) 41pts2nd Geoff Stimpson (6) 36pts3rd Craig Poeling (10) 36pts4th Colin Goon (3) 34ptsWednesday, Feb. 6, Pattana – StablefordThis booking at Pattana nearly didn’t happen but for some frantic phone-calls on Monday.  The course was originally booked for the Wednesday before (Jan 30th) but due to a tournament, Pattana management had asked General Jack if he could postpone the visit for a week, the only problem was they rebooked for Thursday instead of Wednesday.Again like Siam, one player short of a full house but nevertheless a great turnout of 27 Outbackers to play on this increasingly popular course which represents very good value for money as well as one that golfers may still walk.Playing B & C from the yellows, David Davies posted the top score of the day of 40pts to win Div B by three from Noddy Moyles (37) who was having his last game of his two month stay, before returning to Aus later in the week.  The day’s organiser, Tim Knight kept up his position in the “Race2Bkk” with a third place today worth another three hundred points.Div A went to Steve Plant on 39 from one of the visiting Irish lads, Peter Ennis with local Irishman, Pat Regan taking third with 35.There were four ‘2’s from Peter Erikson, John White & 2 from Pat Regan.Div A (0-18)1st Steve Plant (13) 39pts2nd Peter Ennis (13) 36pts3rd Pat Regan (12) 35ptsDiv B (19+)1st David Davies (26) 40pts2nd Noddy Moyle (19) 37pts3rd Tim Knight (22) 32ptsWednesday, Feb. 6, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordThe Outback Bar supported Pattaya Country Club for many years, however following the opening of the back nine on 1st November after being closed for 7 months it was felt that the course did not come up to the standard expected of many of Pattaya golfers.  PCC have now announced they will be closing the front nine on March 1st for a similar period.Whilst the fairways and greens are reasonable the bunkers have sand, the like of which many golfers has not seen before, and the rough is mainly earth – not grass.  What is the constant factor at PCC is the efficiency and friendless of the staff – sadly the course does not reach the same standard.There are however a number of Outbackers – many are long standing PCC members – who continue to play and enjoy the course despite the shortcomings,Today there were 12 Outbackers split into 2 divisions (up to 18 and 19+).  It was ‘Birthday Boy’ Mike Coleman (16) who led the way in ‘A’ division with a fine 37 points, with John Aylott (18) and Bob Pearce following with 30 points.Doug Chalkley, who has just returned from a nine month stay in the UK, came in top spot in division ‘B’ with 36 points and Jim Payne (28) and Dave Earthrowl (22) following with 34.It is hoped when all 18 holes open around October the course will be in a condition that Pattaya golfers will want to play!Friday, Feb. 8, Green Valley – StablefordForty-eight players went to Green Valley for another great day.  This course proves to be very popular with not only Outbackers but many others, so it was heavily booked and at this time of the year a slow round is usual, and it was slow today.The course is showing the wear on the tees from all the rounds but at present the fairways and greens are holding up well; but the greens are slow and two-paced but maybe they hadn’t been cut before we started, however they were reasonably true.The worst part of Green Valley at the moment is the bunkers as the caddies don’t seem to rake them properly or fix damage done by others.  When asked, they shake their head and say not my problem, which really is not good enough.If I picked up a rake to rake a bunker at Siam Plantation and a marshall saw me then the caddie gets a ‘holiday’ and if she doesn’t do it right she will go back and fix it properly.  It’s the golfer’s responsibility to make sure the caddie repairs the damage and maybe it’s time to have another word with the management to ensure that the caddies do their job properly as required by the golfer, for the benefit of the course and of the players following you.Nothing spectacular on the scoring front as the top score was a mere handicap equalling 36pts from Eddy Beilby to win Div C, from the new “Race2Bkk” leader, John Player with 35.  Other notables include Ron Dickie (Div A winner with 35), Peter Murphy (Div B winner with only 32pts & after a 3 way count back) and Div D winner, Tim Knight with just 34.There were six ‘2’s from Murray Hart & Greg Hill (9th), Steve Plant (12th), and Paul Bourke, Peter LeNoury & David Day all on the 16th.Div A (0-11)1st Ron Dickie (8) 35pts2nd Paul Bourke (11) 33pts3rd Peter LeNoury (10) 33ptsDiv B (12-16)1st Peter Murphy (13) 32pts2nd Stephen Mann (12) 32pts3rd Kev Reid (14) 32ptsDiv C (17-19)1st Eddy Beilby (17) 36pts2nd John Player (19) 35pts3rd Greg Hill (18) 33ptsDiv D (20+)1st Tim Knight (22) 34pts2nd Geoff Doody (24) 33pts3rd Dick Hobson (23) 32ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.last_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgDivision 6 (West) LeagueAt Na Forbacha, Barna V Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir, 6pm, Ref: T Faherty With both County Senior Teams in action on Saturday and Sunday week, The Junior Hurling Championships and the John Dunne and Cahill Cup competitions take centre stage this weekend. Football FixturesThu 09 JunJohn Dunne CupAt An Spideal, An Spidéal V Moycullen, 7:45pm, Ref: M Ó GríofaAt Indreabhán, Mícheál Breathnach V Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir, 7:45pm, Ref: K QuinnAt Oughterard, Oughterard V Killanin, 7:45pm, Ref: M O MaininAt Páirc na bhForbacha, Barna V An Cheathrú Rua, 7:45pm, Ref: T FahertyAt Headford, Headford V St. James, 8:15pm, Ref: A O ConnellAt Cregg, Annaghdown V Caherlistrane, 7:45pm, Ref: F KinneenAt Claregalway, Claregalway V Tuam Stars, 7:45pm, Ref: R McNultyAt Dunmore, Dunmore MacHales V Corofin, 7:45pm, Ref: G DalyAt Barnaderg , Killererin V Milltown, 7:45pm, Ref: G MooreAt Monivea, Monivea-Abbey V Cortoon Shamrocks, 7:45pm, Ref: M FlahertyAt Caltra Pitch, Caltra V Mountbellew/Moylough, 7:45pm, Ref: L Kelly Division 5 (West) LeagueAt Renvyle, Renvyle V St. James, 6pm, Ref: N Gorham Junior C Hurling ChampionshipAt Ahascragh, Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Oranmore-Maree, 7pm, Ref: J Hoade Sun 12 JunSenior B Hurling ChampionshipAt Kenny Park, Clarinbridge V Athenry, 6pm, Ref: J Larkin Hurling Fixtures Division 6 (North) LeagueAt Dunmore, Dunmore MacHales V Cortoon Shamrocks, 6pm, Ref: T Keating Junior C Hurling ChampionshipAt Woodford, Tommy Larkins V An Spidéal, 6pm, Ref: D CunninghamAt Loughrea, Loughrea V Beagh, 6pm, Ref: J LarkinAt Bullaun, Sarsfields V Moycullen, 6pm, Ref: D KellyAt Kilbeacanty, Kilbeacanty V Turloughmore, 6pm, Ref: G O ConnorAt Sylane, Sylane V Liam Mellows 6pm, Ref: N Mannion Junior C Hurling ChampionshipAt Ballinderreen, Ballinderreen V Rahoon-Newcastle, 7.30pm, Ref: J Mc DonaghAt Mullagh, Mullagh V Ardrahan, 7.30pm, Ref: Pr MurphyAt Cregg, Annaghdown V Meelick-Eyrecourt, 7.30pm, Ref: D StauntonAt Ballymacward, Pádraig Pearses V Athenry, 7.30pm, Ref: M Dolan Division 7 (West) LeagueAt Clifden, Clifden V Mícheál Breathnach, 12:30pm, Ref: M O Maininprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Division 5 (North) LeagueAt Claregalway, Claregalway V Caherlistrane, 1pm, Ref: T Kerincenter_img Senior Hurling League Quarter-FinalsAt Gort, Mullagh V Turloughmore, 12i.n. , Ref: J Mc DonaghAt Castledaly, Gort V Kilnadeema-Leitrim, 12i.n. , Ref: M Dolan Sun 12 JunCahill CupAt Oranmore-Maree, Oranmore-Maree V Oileáin Árainn, 1pm, Ref: G Cahill Sat 11 JunJohn Dunne CupAt The Priarie, Salthill-Knocknacarra V St Michael’s, 7pm, Ref: Tbc Junior B Hurling ChampionshipAt Killimor, Killimor V Ahascragh/Fohenagh, 7.30pm, Ref: Sms MoranAt Castledaly, Craughwell V Oranmore-Maree, 7.30pm, Ref: J LarkinAt Castlegar, Moycullen V Ballinderreen, 7.30pm, Ref: P McGrath Junior B Hurling ChampionshipAt Loughrea, Cappataggle V Castlegar, 5.30pm, Ref: D CunninghamAt Killimordaly, Kinvara V Abbeyknockmoy 5.30pm, Ref: J Lundon Division 5 (West) LeagueAt Leitir Móir, Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir  V Moycullen, 12:30pm , Ref: P Mac DonnchaAt The Priarie, Salthill-Knocknacarra V Na Piarsaigh, 12:30pm, Ref: T Nally Cahill CupAt Menlough, Menlough V Kilkerrin-Clonberne, 7:45pm, Ref: T KeatingAt Williamstown, Williamstown V Glenamaddy, 7:45pm, Ref: P KellyAt Athenry, Athenry V St Gabriel’s, 7:45pm, Ref: P Hansberry Fri 10 JunJunior A Hurling ChampionshipAt Craughwell, St Thomas V Turloughmore, 7.30pm, Ref: M ConwayAt Turloughmore, Carnmore V Ballygar, 7.30pm, Ref: An MooneyAt Tynagh, Tommy Larkins V Loughrea, 7.30pm, Ref: J RosneyAt Ballinderreen, Castlegar V Liam Mellows, 7.30pm, Ref: P Sheehan Fri 10 JunDivision 8B (North) LeagueAt Mountbellew, Mountbellew/Moylough V Dunmore MacHales, 8pm, Ref: G Daly Sat 11 JunJunior A Hurling ChampionshipAt Kenny Park, Mícheál Breathnach V Sarsfields, 7pm, Ref: S HynesAt Loughrea, Ardrahan V Meelick-Eyrecourt, 7pm, Ref: M HavertyAt Kenny Park, Sylane V Portumna 5.30pm, Ref: E Shaughnessylast_img read more

All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Finals announced for Semple Stadium

first_imgDetails of Galway’s All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Final with Clare has been confirmed by Central Council with the game being the second of a double header in Semple Stadium on Sunday the 24th of July. The First Quarter Final between Waterford and Wexford will throw in at 2pm with Galway and Clare throwing in at 4pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Galway Handball Round Up

first_imgMulkerrinsBrothers Through to Al-Ireland Final The first game was a tight affair with the Galwaypairing going 8-5 ahead before the Cork men scored seven aces in a row to lead 12-8.The Mulkerrins’ called a timeout and this helped them regain the momentum asthey claimed six aces in a row to lead 14-12. Older brother Martin struck someexcellent shots in the back of the court to allow his brother Diarmuidopportunities at front wall kill shots, which he duly took. The Liscarroll club men refused to lie down andreclaimed a 19-16 lead. The Galway pairing won the next three points to levelthe game for the seventh time at 19 points apiece. A Diarmuid Mulkerrins killshot off an excellent serve pushed the Galway pair 20-19 ahead and one pointaway from the opening game. Martin Mulkerrins struck an unreturned serve togive the Moycullen man the advantage.The underdogs responded to losing the opening gameby establishing a commanding 10-0 lead. The Cork men managed to pin theiropponents back in the court with some excellent serving and roof shots. TheMulkerrins brothers reduced the deficit to 15-8 but it was as close as they gotas their opponents closed out the second game to force a tiebreaker.Relihan and Hedigan went 3-0 ahead before the Galwaypairing struck eleven unanswered points to take a three-point lead. Martin wasable to dictate the play from the back of the court as he frequently pinnedHedigan back in the court and forced errors from the Cork man. The Mulkerrinsbrothers went 16-6 ahead as they began to read their opponents serves and forcethem back in the court. They won four of the next six aces to lead 20-8. Theyserved it out at the second time of asking to win on a final score line of 21-198-21 21-8.The Moycullen men now face the reigning championsDiarmuid Nash and Colin Crehan in the final in two weeks time. All-Ireland Doubles Semi FinalsEmeraldMasters B DoublesPierce Lalor/Brendan McNeela (Galway) beat TonyCurrie/Philip O’Neill (Antrim) 14-21 21-18 21-20Over70 DoublesMorgan Darcy/John Kelehan (Galway) beat RichardMurphy/Seamus Graham (Antrim) 21-5 21-6SilverMasters B DoublesGraham Casburn/Morgan Duggan (Galway) beat SeamusMcCrory/Rory Grugan (Tyrone) 21-15 17-21 21-7Over35 B DoublesKevin Gamble/Fiontán Gamble (Antrim) beat KieranHanley/Patrick Ward (Galway) 21-6 21-12JuniorDoublesSeamus Conneely/Conor Noone (Galway) lost to JordanO’Neill/Mark Rainey (Antrim) 4-21 15-21Under21 DoublesDiarmuid Mulkerrins/Cian Ó Chonghaile (Galway) beatMatthew Sweeney/Dermot Boyle (Monaghan) 21-1 21-0LadiesJunior Doubles: Aisling Ní Mhaoileáin/Eimear Ní Bhiadha (Galway)walkover against Caitlin Conway/Elizabeth McGarvey (Tyrone)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Martin and Diarmuid Mulkerrins progressed to theAll-Ireland 4-Wall doubles final after a tiebreak victory in their All-Irelandsemi final against Daniel Relihan and Michael Hedigan. The Moycullen pairingare in their first doubles final together after a tight battle against theirCork opponents.last_img read more

SA now African football training base

first_imgSeveral countries that have qualified for the 2012 African Nations Cup, kicking off in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in January, are heading to South Africa to make use of the country’s World Cup facilities ahead of the continental showcase. SA Football Association CEO Robin Petersen said he was excited by other countries’ interest in using South Africa’s World Cup facilities as this would go a long way towards sustaining the country’s World Cup legacy. Among the countries that have expressed interest in setting up a training base in South Africa ahead of the championships, that run from 21 January to 12 February 12, are Zambia, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and Angola. Boasting some of the best facilities in the world, South Africa will be ideal for countries participating in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals, as it has similar weather patterns to Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. 9 December 2011 “Setting up of bases here is a good sign that our World Cup facilities will never turn out into a white elephant.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material SAinfo reporter Both Zambia and Ghana are also expected to play friendly matches against Bafana Bafana as part of their preparations. The dates and venues of the matches are still being finalised. “We want the 2010 World Cup legacy to benefit several generations to come, especially South Africans and the football family on this African continent,” Petersen said. In the past, a number of African countries set up training camps in Europe and flew back to Africa just before the championships kicked off. Now they have world-class World Cup facilities on the continent to aid their preparation. World-class facilities Legacylast_img read more

Gasperini: ‘Ilicic stupid, but…’

first_imgGian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta “were below par” in a 2-0 defeat to Cagliari, but believes Josip Ilicic isn’t the only one who deserved to be sent off. “We were below par and didn’t win any individual duels. It wasn’t a physical issue, because we kept pushing to the end, but unfortunately we lost this game in the first half and didn’t start on the right foot,” Gasp told DAZN. The turning point was after 32 minutes, when Ilicic was sent off for a reaction foul on Charalampos Lykogiannis. “They were tussling and Lykogiannis was already on a yellow card, so it wouldn’t have been entirely surprising if the referee had sent both off. That would’ve been a different game. Ilicic was stupid, there’s no arguing with that. “We had a completely different performance in the second half and could’ve suffered more with Cagliari counter-attacks, but we defended well and never stopped attacking. “Now we dive into the Champions League, it’s a tight turnaround yet again, but we’ll try to put in a good performance with Manchester City.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more