Waterhouse’s Young clings to hope

first_imgAfter five games in charge of Waterhouse FC, head coach Paul Young is yet to win a game for the struggling club in the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League campaign.Young replaced Anthony Patrick as coach last month, but the team has only picked up three points from three drawn results to go with their two losses.With last year’s semi-finalists currently at the cellar in the 12 – team league, Young is certainly under pressure to turn the team’s fortunes around.However, with just 12 games remaining in the preliminary stage, the Drewsland club is quickly running out of time to make things right after sitting on 17 points from 21 games – unfamiliar territory.They are below Tivoli Gardens and Rivoli United – both on 19 points in the relegation group.Young admitted that the task is getting harder but remains optimistic that the team will improve under his guidance.”We played some tough games and did not get the desired results. It is now getting tougher. However, no team has outplayed us, so when we start scoring consistently, we will be okay,” Young told Saturday Sports.Young has added veteran Kevin Lamey to the team as well as schoolboys such as Kimarley Campbell, Dominic James, Dale Reid, Nicholas Nelson, Akeem Chambers, and George Brown in an effort to start turning draws and losses into wins.”The schoolboys are doing excellent and Kevin Lamey is there to guide them on the field. In that regard, I am very optimistic that we will improve our position and climb up the points table,” the former Reggae Boyz player, stated confidently.”I have to be worried because it is just taking a bit longer for us to start a winning run. In the last game on Wednesday against MoBay (Montego Bay United), we deserved to win although Mobay hit the post in the closing moments and the game ended 0-0,” Young explained.Looking ahead to the next game against Humble Lion at Effortville Community Centre in May Pen, tomorrow, starting at 3 p.m., the coach is hopeful that his team will start winning.”We have Humble Lion next, so the focus in training is to win that game,” he concluded.last_img read more

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THOUSANDS OF DONEGAL FAMILIES WILL FACE ‘WATER POVERTY’ WITH NEW CHARGES

first_imgTHOUSANDS of Donegal families will face ‘water poverty’ when new charges come in, a councillor has warned.Sinn Fein submitted several amendments in the Dail including amendments to delay introduction of water charges subject to a poverty impact analysis.The Buncrana Town Councillor said: “The government is totally out of touch if they think that ordinary citizens can afford to pay such charges. “Most householders simply cannot afford a further utility bill. This is a further imposition on low and middle income earners, following on from the household charge, increases in VAT, the USC and the health levy, all the while the wealthiest in society are not being asked to pay their way.”He claimed Fianna Fail actually missed a deadline to submit amendments to the legislation.“There are currently large numbers of families who live with fuel poverty and energy poverty and if water charges aren’t stopped many will soon be water poor as well.“This will take its toll on people’s welfare and health.” The councillor said water metering does not reduce water consumption.“In England, where water metering has been in place for many years,consumption is at 158 litres per head per day, while in Dublin the Dublin Water Supply Report of 2008 showed consumption is at 148 litres per head per day,” he said.“It is not necessary to bring in water charges,as we can see in the north,where there are no such charges.”McLaughlin added: “While Fianna Fail has expressed its opposition to the provisions of the bill,the reality is they signed up to water charges in the 2010 programme for National Recovery.“These parties are wedded to the politics of privatisation,and of indirect,flat rate taxes. Sinn Fein is totally opposed to water charges,and will be opposing the introduction of such charges.” THOUSANDS OF DONEGAL FAMILIES WILL FACE ‘WATER POVERTY’ WITH NEW CHARGES was last modified: January 29th, 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:Cllr Ciaran McLaughlindonegal daily newswater chargeslast_img read more

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