Kavanagh – having a good gameDUBLIN lead Donegal at half-time in the Allianz National League Division One clash at Croke Park this evening.The Dubs lead 0-05 to 0-04 at the break.Donegal captain Michael Murphy opened the scoring with a point in the 11th minute after a scoreless opening spell. But Donegal could have been three ahead only for a good save in third minute from Dublin keeper Michael Savage.Odhrán MacNiallais played Eoin McHugh but his effort on goal was stopped by Savage.Dublin scored three unanswered points, two from frees from Cormac Costello.Eoin McHugh, Michael Murphy and Rory Kavanagh were all yellow-carded by that stage. Éamon McGee reduced the deficit before Kavanagh, who set up McGee, took a score himself to tie the game at three points each with ten minutes to go.Kevin McManamon however went up the other end to hit his second point to give the Dubs the lead once again.Michael Murphy’s free came off the upright, but Paddy McBrearty levelled the game with a good point in the 32nd minute.Dublin then edged ahead just as the game edged into injury time through Ciarán Kilkenny.During the 5th minute of the game fans of both teams stood for a minute’s applause in memory of the five people who died in Buncrana last Sunday evening. DUBLIN LEAD DONEGAL AT HALF-TIME IN LOW-SCORING GAME was last modified: March 26th, 2016 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:Croke ParkDivision 1donegaldublinNational League
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the scrap metal trade is not to be blamed for every theft of metal, either from a private or public space.The Minister was responding to a concern raised in the House of Representatives on January 29 that the re-opening of the scrap metal trade poses a risk to public infrastructure and personal property.“There is evidence that there is a local industry that has utilised a significant portion of the scrap. It is (also) reported that ammunition is being made illegally from such metals,” Mr. Hylton told the House.He added that it is an “easy tag” to say that every theft has a relationship to the trade in scrap metal.“I think it is yet to be proven that it is, and I will say further that this is why we have placed the burden of the trade on the exporters and not at the dealer level. It is the exporters that need to ascertain what it is they are buying and from whom they are buying and to establish the ownership chain, so that if they are confronted they are able to demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is the source of the metal,” the Minister said.In the meantime, the Minister said he is satisfied that the new scrap metal regime is being operated within the best possible regulatory framework.“Contrary to the view in certain public space that the re-opening of the trade is a manifestation of the ‘policy of poverty’, the trade in scrap metal benefits a wide cross section of Jamaicans, operating at various levels along the value chain,” he noted.Mr. Hylton added that with the price of energy ever increasing and the levels of certain non-renewable resources decreasing, it is his expectation that the demand for scrap metal will continue to increase.“This however, must not be pursued at the risk to public infrastructure and personal property. In the past we lost millions of dollars to theft and vandalism, in addition to the cost of dislocation to businesses and additional security measures, which companies were forced to implement,” the Minister said.He emphasised that underpinning the re-opening of the trade has been the need to tighten and enforce the regulations and ensure that “we bring to book any and everyone who does not play by the rules”.“All of us have to play by the rules if we are to have a sustainable and proper functioning scrap metal industry,” the Minister said.After more than a year of closure, the scrap metal trade was re-opened on Monday, January 28.