Early shopping for Cavalier – Alex Marshall among strikers added to struggling team

first_imgSt George’s College schoolboy star Alex Marshall is among four strikers who are expected to add fire to Cavalier’s attack for the remainder of the Red Stripe Premier League football season. Marshall was the most outstanding player in the FLOW-ISSA 2015 Manning, Super Cup, and Walker Cup competitions for the North Street-based institution. He was prolific in front of goal and dazzled with his dribbling skills and passes and led his school to the high-profile Super Cup trophy. Marshall spent three weeks training with United Soccer League club Philadelphia Union in the United States of America and benefited tremendously. The 17-year-old also played in two RSPL games for Cavalier last season. “He has completed the paper work and is awaiting a medical and will not turn out against Boys’ Town this Sunday,” Rudolph Speid, Cavalier’s technical director, told The Gleaner yesterday. Speid also disclosed that Aldaine Grant, Suela McCalla, and Cleon Pryce had been transferred from Portmore to Cavalier. “They (the three strikers) will turn out on Sunday. The players have moved from Portmore and doing well in training,” he added. A fifth striker is on Cavaliers’ radar, but this transfer has not yet been finalised. “Our build-up plays have been good but we missed a lot of chances because we pushed midfielders into strikers’ roles. “We have scored the least amount of goals in the league so far. Now, we have some genuine strikers,” Speid said, beaming. Cavalier are currently in 10th position on 18 points, just above relegation zone in the 12-team RSPL. The club has scored 11 times and conceded 18 goals in 18 games.last_img read more

Lack of earning power hurting footballers – Alburn Facey

first_imgWestern Bureau: Standout defender Alburn Facey has given up on any realistic hopes of donning the Reggae Boyz jersey and has cited the scarcity of true earning potential for young footballers, as one reason he thinks many of his peers will turn their backs on the beautiful game. At just 24, Facey, became one the most respected players within the Reno FC squad for five years, rising through the ranks to also captain the team before walking away to represent his boyhood club, Downs FC, in St Elizabeth. “My hopes of playing for the national team have died,” said Facey. “I realise this when I look at the lack of endeavour from those who pick the squad to look the way of young players,” he said. “Not being paid what you think you deserve based on your quality, in what is said to be the best league in the country, is a big turn off for me and also for many other players,” Facey stated. The former Manchester High School daCosta Cup team captain is questioning the structure of the game as laid out by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), and how clubs organise funds to pay players. He said too many young, gifted football players have given up on the game because they cannot make a living from it and that the JFF is not taking these factors into account. “What do they (the clubs and the JFF) expect us to do? Many of us have our little families that depend on us. The clubs cannot pay, or they pay minimum, and you are not even likely to expand your horizons by playing in the national team so you can have an opportunity to be seen by international scouts,” the Downs FC defender stated. “I was refused the opportunity to go play in Antigua and earn for my young family by my former club. I recently got my first child. I need to earn, plus the national team, it seems, will never happen, so I decided, at least to give my time to a cause that suits me. “I am from Downs, so I returned to help them push towards the premier league, where, maybe, some other young player can get the chance it seems I will never get,” Facey said.last_img read more

Alab Pilipinas upends Meralco in tune-up

first_imgOkosa led Alab with 18 points while Bobby Ray Parks and Johnson added 17 and 13 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco played without big men Ranidel De Ocampo, Reynel Hugnatan, and Cliff Hodge who are all nursing injuries.Bolts head coach Norman Black admitted they experienced difficulties matching up against Alab’s frontcourt duo of Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa, who ran circles around Bryan Faundo and Jason Ballesteros.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“We don’t have our bigs right now so it’s very difficult,” said Black. “We’re using Bryan Faundo, and Jason Ballesteros to guard Ivan Johnson so that’s a little bit of a difficult task.”“But once we get Ranidel back, Reynel back, Cliff Hodge back, of course we can match up better in the paint and we’ll have more athleticism in the paint.” View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Alab Pilipinas found itself on the winner’s chair this time around after an 85-76 victory over Meralco in tune-up game Thursday at Meralco Gym.Alab, which id winless in two games in the ASEAN Basketball League, used a strong second offensive surge in the middle quarters, outscoring the Bolts, 42-28, to build a 71-49 lead going into the fourth.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Globalport slips past Magnolia in close preseason contest Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard says he is ready to go after quadriceps injury

first_imgSharing a podium with Raptors president Masai Ujiri, who pulled the trigger on the trade that included acquiring forward Danny Green and losing DeMar DeRozan, Leonard addressed the biggest question about him: His health.“Right now I’m feeling great, ready to play basketball.” Leonard said. “Throughout the summer I worked on my body. Took it step-by-step, just getting fully healthy, getting ready to make this extra step this season.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe usually reserved Leonard also attempted to offer the crowded a room a little insight about himself.“I’m a fun guy,” Leonard said. “Obviously, I love the game of basketball. I mean, there’s just more questions you have to ask in order for me to tell you about myself. I just can’t give you the whole spiel. I don’t even know where you’re sitting.” Even after he located the reporters, Leonard was characteristically brief but managed to make his feelings clear, starting with his reaction to the July 18 trade that ended a sometimes fractious seven-year relationship with the Spurs and sent him to Toronto.“Excited,” Leonard said. “I’m coming to a great city that loves basketball, a great organization and I’m happy Danny was coming with me as well.”A free agent next summer, Leonard said he arrived in Toronto “with an open mind,” but wasn’t ready to talk about what that means long-term.“My focus is on this year, this group that we have, and us striving to get to a championship,” he said. “We all want to win, and if you’re looking into the future, you’re going to trip over the present.”To land Leonard, Toronto gave up DeRozan, a team icon and four-time All-Star. San Antonio also got center Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 protected first-round draft pick.ADVERTISEMENT Toronto Raptors NBA basketball team player Kawhi Leonard is photographed during media day in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO  — Kawhi Leonard spoke publicly in his first appearance as a Toronto Raptor and said he is physically ready to play.Leonard joined the Raptors in a summertime blockbuster trade with the San Antonio Spurs. How long he stays in Toronto is unclear but the former NBA Finals MVP and two-time defensive player of the year who was limited to nine games last season because of a right quadriceps injury insists he is ready to go as the team gets ready for training camp in Vancouver, British Columbia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Familiar issues, but no panic for Patriots after 1-2 start Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ DeRozan’s departure wasn’t the only big offseason change in Toronto. The Raptors also fired Dwane Casey, who was later named NBA Coach of the Year, and replaced him with former assistant Nick Nurse. The rookie head coach said Leonard’s diverse skill set will help bolster a “versatile” Raptors roster.“He can guard smalls and bigs and he can score in and out,” Nurse said. “That’s really cool.”The architect of the offensive overhaul that saw Toronto dramatically increase its 3-point shooting last season, Nurse suggested there may be more to come this season thanks to the addition of Leonard and Green.“We could,” Nurse said. “On paper, our team has gotten better from behind the line. We’ll see how that all plays out.”One player who might take more 3-pointers is holdover point guard and four-time All-Star Kyle Lowry, DeRozan’s close friend. Lowry, who had also not spoken publicly since the trade, disputed the notion he was miffed at Ujiri’s move.“I’m here to do my job,” Lowry said. “One thing about me is I’ve always been prepared to come in, work, and try to win a championship. My mindset never changes: Come to work for the Toronto Raptors, try to win a gold ball.”With Leonard along for the ride this season, that goal might be within reach for the Raptors.“It’s going to be fun, man,” Lowry said. “An opportunity like this, you’ve got to take advantage of it.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Oil spill response 90% completed

first_imgGuyana’s National Oil Spill Response Contingency Plan, which is ninety per cent complete, is being drafted by local experts in key sectors.Guyana’s National Oil Spill Response Contingency Plan, which is ninety per cent complete, is being drafted by local experts in key sectors.In an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Director General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig explained that the planning and drafting of the plan was done by local agencies with some technical advice from international bodies.“We decided to use our in-house experts within the country because these persons understand their roles and responsibilities better than those (international) experts when it comes to developing a plan that is tailored to Guyana and is specific to our environment,” he said.Consultation development of the oil spill response plan commenced in 2017 with technical support from the United States Coast Guard. In February of this year, more emphasis was placed on the development of the plan and a National Oil Spill Planning Committee. The committee comprised representatives from the CDC, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Guyana Energy Agency, Maritime Administration. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency.Since the establishment, the team has met regularly on Tuesdays to identify key roles, responsibilities and to craft the plan.“We are about 90 per cent complete and we are now making final edits and developing some of the annexes”.Craig explained that the annexes in the plan will be used for guidance on the types of resources, contact information and call-out procedures. The DG emphasised that the most critical aspect in the development of the strategy was the planning process.“Going through the planning process with key stakeholder would ensure that people know what their roles are,” he stressed.The CDC has already begun procuring oil spill response equipment. According to Lt Col Craig, there are approximately four containers containing millions of dollars’ worth of response equipment stored at the Commission’s warehouse in Timehri, East Bank Demerara.“We are now working with the main agencies to identify some of the key resources and where they will be deployed because once something happens, you want to have almost immediate response and having the resources deployed and having persons trained in the use of these resources is very essential in responding, containing and minimising the impact of an oil spill,” he explained.Craig also related that as part of the plan, volunteers are being trained and equipped to respond in the unlikely event of an oil spill on or offshore.It was noted that operators in Guyana’s basin are also required to have an oil spill plan which must be approved by the CDC. In the event of a spill offshore, each operator is responsible for responding and managing that spill. Before the end of October, the CDC will host a broader stakeholder engagement.In an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Director General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig explained that the planning and drafting of the plan was done by local agencies with some technical advice from international bodies.“We decided to use our in-house experts within the country because these persons understand their roles and responsibilities better than those (international) experts when it comes to developing a plan that is tailored to Guyana and is specific to our environment,” he said.Consultation development of the oil spill response plan commenced in 2017 with technical support from the United States Coast Guard. In February of this year, more emphasis was placed on the development of the plan and a National Oil Spill Planning Committee. The committee comprised representatives from the CDC, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Guyana Energy Agency, Maritime Administration. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency.Since the establishment, the team has met regularly on Tuesdays to identify key roles, responsibilities and to craft the plan.“We are about 90 per cent complete and we are now making final edits and developing some of the annexes”.Craig explained that the annexes in the plan will be used for guidance on the types of resources, contact information and call-out procedures. The DG emphasised that the most critical aspect in the development of the strategy was the planning process.“Going through the planning process with key stakeholder would ensure that people know what their roles are,” he stressed.The CDC has already begun procuring oil spill response equipment. According to Lt Col Craig, there are approximately four containers containing millions of dollars’ worth of response equipment stored at the Commission’s warehouse in Timehri, East Bank Demerara.“We are now working with the main agencies to identify some of the key resources and where they will be deployed because once something happens, you want to have almost immediate response and having the resources deployed and having persons trained in the use of these resources is very essential in responding, containing and minimising the impact of an oil spill,” he explained.Craig also related that as part of the plan, volunteers are being trained and equipped to respond in the unlikely event of an oil spill on or offshore.It was noted that operators in Guyana’s basin are also required to have an oil spill plan which must be approved by the CDC. In the event of a spill offshore, each operator is responsible for responding and managing that spill. Before the end of October, the CDC will host a broader stakeholder engagement.last_img read more

Hall accepts role as Miller runs to title game

first_imgBut then the Wells sisters arrived. Junior Lola Wells transferred in from Jurupa Valley and her little sister Chloe, a freshman, enrolled at Miller as well. The Wells sisters are oozing with speed and talent, seemingly challenging Hall’s hold on the Rebels. No problem. Hall dribbled and shot a little less and passed a lot more, like in Tuesday night’s 61-48 playoff win at Fontana High School against Etiwanda. The victory has catapulted the Rebels into the CIF-Southern Section title game on either Friday or Saturday against Norco at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. Although Hall played her newly adopted team game in the first three quarters Tuesday night, she turned it on offensively in the fourth quarter, scoring 13 of her 15 points. “I knew I had to step it up,” she said. “I wasn’t contributing very much until then. Everybody else was playing well, but it was time for me to pick up my game.” With her team ahead 40-34, Hall drained a 3-pointer from beyond the top of the circle, putting her team ahead by nine. FONTANA – Briana Hall checked her ego at the door this season. By the end of last season, it seemed Hall would be the unchallenged star and leader of the Miller girls basketball team in 2006-2007. center_img “That 3-pointer got me going,” Hall said. Miller coach Mel Wilkins had nothing but praise for Hall. “Everyone knows this is her team,” he said. “But she’s had to make a lot of sacrifices this year with the new girls coming in. But when it’s crunch time, we know who to go to.” At 5:13, Etiwanda forward Lyneeka Boyd muscled for a short bank shot to pull the Eagles within six points. Miller missed a shot at the other end and Etiwanda grabbed the rebound, but immediately threw the ball away. Then the omnipresent Hall made another field goal and the Rebels (29-2) zoomed away again to win their 19th consecutive game and earn the program’s first berth in a section title game. It was a disappointing loss for Etiwanda (24-6), which had a 10-game winning streak snapped. In the end, too many missed Eagle free throws and layups, as well as mistakes against the Rebels’ pressure defense did in Etiwanda. “They have four absolutely tremendous guards,” Etiwanda coach Robert Siler said. “We did the best we could, but we’d get close and then they’d hit a 3. “We tried to keep the game at our pace and thought that if we could keep it in the high 40s or low 50s we’d have a chance, but every once in a while we’d start playing their game and throw it away.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Aston Villa 2-0 West Brom: Villa on their way to Wembley after downing ten-man Baggies

first_img Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph celebrates his winning goal against derby rivals West Brom 1 Aston Villa booked an FA Cup semi-final trip to Wembley Stadium with their second West Midlands derby victory over rivals West Brom in the space of a week.Tim Sherwood claimed his first three points as Villans manager in Tuesday night’s 2-1 Premier League win, and the Baggies slumped to a second successive defeat at Villa Park following strikes from Fabian Delph and Scott Sinclair.In contrast to a cagey opening 45 minutes, an action-packed second-half yielded two goals as well as two sending offs, with West Brom’s Claudio Yacob and Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish both dismissed for two bookable offenses.The heated game ended in frantic fashion, too, as a number of the home support stormed the pitch before the final whistle had sounded, with practically the entire crowd flooding the turf when the referee eventually did blow to signal their return to the Home of Football.West Brom will have no one to blame but themselves for the defeat, having missed a handful of clear goalscoring opportunities throughout the clash.They should have been ahead inside ten minutes when a quick break saw Craig Gardner flash a low cross into the box, only for record signing Brown Ideye to fire over the bar with the goal at his mercy.Clear-cut chances were at a premium in a battling opening half but the Baggies frontman went close again later on when his diving header was saved by stand-in Villa goalkeeper Shay Given, who was given the nod ahead of number one Brad Guzan.First choice West Brom shot-stopper Ben Foster, who conceded a stoppage-time penalty to hand Villa their slim win this week, was also benched and replacement Boaz Myhill had to be alert to prevent Sinclair after his marauding run into the box.Veteran glovesman Given was called into action again on the stroke of half-time to push Jonas Olsson’s header over the crossbar, though the Irishman had little to do after the break as the hosts began to dominate, and their quick start to the second-half was rewarded with the opening goal on 51 minutes.Charles N’Zogbia was allowed to travel to the edge of the box before shifting a squared pass to Delph, who smashed a long-range shot past Myhill to give the Villa a deserved lead.West Brom were then guilty of another shocking miss, this time an unmarked Joleon Lescott who ghosted in at a corner but planted his header horribly wide at the back post.That was the closest the visitors came in the second period as Villa turned up the pressure dial, with Sinclair twice going close before finally finding the net with a brilliant break-away goal to double his side’s lead.The on-loan Manchester City flyer raced free of West Brom’s sleeping back-four, giving himself plenty of time to cut back on to his right foot and bend a shot past Myhill.The closing stages were marred by two questionable referee decisions as Yacob was shown a second yellow for an innocuous challenge while 19-year-old Grealish received two bookings in a matter of seconds, supposedly for simulation and then dissent.But their exits did little to affect the result as Villa closed out the victory, with the final whistle sparking pandemonium at Villa Park as the jubilant home support celebrated a long-awaited return to Wembley.last_img read more

TERMON STAND IN THE WAY AS NAOMH CONAILL LOOK FOR THIRD DONEGAL SFC TITLE

first_imgGAA: Naomh Conaill are red hot favourites against Termon this weekend as they continue their quest for a third Donegal SFC title.Martin Regan’s side arguably produced the performance of the championship so far with a superb display against St Eunan’s in O’Donnell Park in the group stages. They ran out TEN point winners and left the reigning holders shell-shocked on their own patch.It sent out a real message of intent to the rest of the county and proved that Naomh Conaill are genuine contenders for the title.Considering their success at underage level many feel Naomh Conaill have underachieved at senior level.Since their maiden win in 2005 – they’ve only captured one Donegal SFC title and that came in 2010. However, they did lose finals in 2009 and 2012 to St Eunan’s respectively.Their ruthless and clinical performance against St Eunan’s in the group stages suggest that Regan’s side are well placed to win a third Donegal SFC title.With Leo McLoone, Dermot Molloy, Anthony Thompson, Leon Thompson, Daragh Gallagher and Brendan McDyer within their squad it’s easy to see why they’re many people’s favourites to win the Donegal SFC.Termon squeezed through to the last eight on points scored and know they face a daunting challenge on Saturday evening.They have an experienced side and possess genuine quality in attack in the form of Christy Connaghan and Daire McDaid.However, while Termon will make it difficult for Naomh Conaill they should have far too quality at their disposal for the Burn Road men. Verdict – NAOMH CONAILLTERMON STAND IN THE WAY AS NAOMH CONAILL LOOK FOR THIRD DONEGAL SFC TITLE was last modified: September 9th, 2015 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:Donegal SFCGAAnewsSportlast_img read more

Mourinho apologises to Matic in his prediction for Serbia at the World Cup

first_imgGroup G“Come on England! And I think Belgium will finish second.” Group F“Germany have to win and I think Mexico finish second.” Group C“I think France no problem to finish first. Big fight to finish second, I’ll go for a surprise, come on Australia.” Group D“I think the little fellow [Lionel Messi] will finish first.” Jose Mourinho is one of the top managers in club football and has expressed a desire to enter the international game eventually.Therefore he will be keeping a close eye on this summer’s World Cup in Russia, which he will be covering with RT.Ahead of the tournament, the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ has been asked to predict who will win every group at the 2018 World Cup.“It is very difficult,” he said. “I don’t want to be emotional. I want my players to win, but I want my players to go on a holiday!”Scroll down to see Jose Mourinho’s World Cup predictions.Group A“Uruguay is going to win the group. They have experience, they have top players, they have the right mentality.” 9 9 Group B“Spain to win Group B. We [Portugal] are going to finish second in the group.” 9 9 Group E“Brazil wins and I need Matic to go on a holiday, so Switzerland to finish second. Sorry Nemanja.” Group H“It’s quite balanced, Senegal to win the group and Poland to finish second.” 9 9 9 9 Check out Mourinho’s predictions below 9 You can watch the full video here.last_img read more

KILLYGORDON MAN GOES BEYOND CALL OF DUTY AFTER MEDAL FIND

first_imgA metal detector enthusiast went above and beyond the call of duty after unearthing a soldier’s bravery medal washed up on a beach.Stephen Hunter, from Killygordon, knew he had found something special when his metal detector signalled as he was combing sand at Rosses Point in Co Sligo.But little did he realise that his find would bring him on an adventure that would end 500 miles away. The little medal found by Stephen, 28, turned out to be a Silver War Badge, which was presented to soldiers who left the army after being injured during World War I.But with only a regimental number to go on, Stephen had an uphill task trying to find its owner.He contacted some friends who are also keen metal detector enthusiasts and together they began weeks of detective work that would eventually lead them to Buckinghamshire in England.He told Donegaldaily “We had to cross reference a lot of stuff like army records, birth certs and marriages certs but we eventually got their in the end. “It was a great adventure but it was all worth it in the end to reunite the medal with Edward’s family,” he said.Edward, it turned out, was Edward Lewis Brunswick, a former soldier who joined the British Army aged just 15 who was forced to leave on medical grounds just two years later aged 17.Unfortunately he died in 1975 but his son Roy, now 86, was left speechless after hearing how his father’s medal had been washed up on a beach in the north west of Ireland.How the medal ended up six inches below sand on Rosses Point remains a mystery as Edward never visited Ireland.Finder Stephen, who works as an Audiologist at Dundonald Hospital in Belfast, said there could be a couple of explanations. “I can only think that someone took it and lost it in Sligo. That’s or it was put in a bottle which was washed up on the beach at Rosses Point. It’s too heavy to float. I guess it will always be a mystery,” he said.Stephen says although Roy was delighted to have his dad’s medal back, he admitted that his late father rarely spoke about his time in the army and doesn’t know the medical reason why he left.As well as being happy with being able to return a piece of someone’s history, Stephen says he hopes the episode shows that not all metal detector users are simply on the look-out for treasure.“I love going out with my metal detector but to be honest I rarely find anything. I once found a six pence that was dated 1885. “I just love being out in the fresh air and getting a walk although it’s great when you think you have found something.“I want people to know that most metal detector users are very responsible and don’t go around and trespassing on people’s lads and digging it up,” he said.EndsKILLYGORDON MAN GOES BEYOND CALL OF DUTY AFTER MEDAL FIND was last modified: May 19th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:medalMetal detectorRosses Pointlast_img read more