PREMIER LEAGUE fans will shell out £1.3billion this season to follow their teams as increases in home ticket prices, TV subscriptions and merchandise hit their wallets.A report explored spending by match-going football fans over the past five Premier League seasons, incorporating car and rail travel, merchandise, tickets, in-stadium food and drinks and TV subscriptions.2 Premier League fans will spend a staggering £1.3bn to follow their teams this season, according to a new reportCredit: Getty – ContributorFootball lovers will on average spend £1,888 each this season, with the biggest cost increases being TV subscriptions, merchandise, home tickets and food and beverages.In the 2019/20 season dedicated supporters are expected to spend more than £23.8million on replica shirts, a 31 per cent increase in total spend since 2014/15.But while ticket prices make up a significant proportion of this total cost, the overall cost of tickets for a ‘dedicated fan’ has risen only 1 per cent since 2014/15.The eToro Fan Financial Statement was carried out by multi-asset investment platform eToro in association with KPMG Football Benchmark.Sky Sports pundit and Manchester United legend Gary Neville said: “Football needs to check itself. There are lots of positives about football.”The stadiums are better, the quality of play is fantastic, and the atmosphere is far more inclusive, but for me affordability is something that needs to be addressed.“This report lays out the facts and I hope it will serve as a wake-up call. Football has to stand above other leisure businesses.“It is more than just a game. It is about community and we need to ensure we are doing all we can not to price fans out of the game.”TOP GUNNERSTo better understand the real cost of fandom, the eToro Fan Financial Statement analysed the spend of football’s most faithful supporters.The research focuses on the ‘dedicated fan’ – an adult who attends all 19 home matches and travels to at least five away games.Arsenal are the most expensive team to support with dedicated fans each paying £2,238 per season.Newcastle United are the only club outside of the traditional ‘top six’ to feature in the six most expensive clubs to follow.This is largely due to the increase in season ticket and food and beverage prices, leading to a forecast 4.1 per cent increase in spend year-on-year and a 16.7 per cent increase since 2014.Travel also plays a part. This season Newcastle United fans will travel 68 per cent more miles by train and 65 per cent more miles by car to away matches, than the average Premier League fan.Top ten most expensive clubsEstimated 2019/20 season spend per ‘Dedicated Fan’1. Arsenal – £2,2382. Newcastle United – £2,1243. Tottenham Hotspur – £2,1134. Chelsea – £2,1075. Liverpool – £2,0556. AFC Bournemouth – £1,9727. Southampton – £1,9648. Manchester United – £1,9579. Norwich City – £1,93010. Brighton & Hove Albion – £1,899Premier League average – £1,888The eToro Fan Financial Statement looked at whether some supporters get better value for money than others by examining the total spend by dedicated fans last season in relation to the amount of goals scored and points won.This approach reveals that while dedicated Liverpool fans may spend more versus other fans in the Premier League, they saw good ‘value for money’ based on a low cost per goals scored and points won last season.Of all the clubs, Manchester City fans got the most entertainment for their money, paying £16.90 per goal and £16.30 per point.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThis was helped by having 12 per cent less overall spend than the Premier League average and their top-of-the-table finish.Huddersfield Town fans got the worst deal overall, spending £70 per goal and £96 per point – a situation not helped by their relegation after finishing rock bottom.Neville added: “This isn’t just about money. It is about the family that lives a mile from the club dreaming every weekend that they can go to the game and afford to watch their heroes play.“Every Saturday when I was growing up it was the only thing I thought about.”It was the most important thing in my world. It fuelled my dreams for those 15 years until I joined United.”Iqbal V Gandham, UK managing director at eToro, said: “As a sponsor of six Premier League teams we try to ensure we are giving back to the fans as much as possible.”Our ‘Le Tiss Air’ competition was well received by Southampton fans and this is just the first of many initiatives we will be carrying out this season to reward loyal fans who invest in what they love.Top ten best value clubs1. Manchester City – £16.302. Liverpool – £20.803. Chelsea – £28.504. Wolves – £29.105. Manchester United – £29.206. Tottenham Hotspur – £29.407. Leicester City – £31.008. Arsenal – £31.109. Everton – £33.4010. Watford – £34.50 Best value for money last year based on the total spend by Dedicated Fans in relation to the number of points won in the 2018/19 league.Latest Premier League newsExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHEAT IS OFFHeaton will miss Aston Villa’s 10-game relegation dogfight with knee injuryPASSED THE TESTHuge boost to Project Restart with ZERO positive results in new Covid tests“We understand that football fans have a deep emotional investment in their club and they’ll move mountains to support their team both home and away.”We wanted to do something on behalf of the fans, to look at the hard costs involved in being a loyal fan, and how that financial investment has changed over time.“By doing so we hope to start a conversation about the future of football and how we can work together to bridge the gap between investment and value for the fans who are at the very heart of the game.”The full report can be downloaded from etoroFC.com2
“I don’t see anything wrong with what Gretchel did. In fact she should be commended for helping in this fund-raising event by her participation,” said Ricky Palou, president of Sports Vision, which organizes the PVL.“The suspension and hefty fine on Soltones by the PSL officials is absurd and totally uncalled for,” Palou said in a statement. “In the first place, Soltones has no contract with the PSL. She is only on loan to the team of Iriga as her mother league is the PVL.”Palou added that the PVL All Star was scheduled at the start of the 2017 season, before Soltones agreed to play on loan for Team Iriga.Team Iriga could not vote during the deliberation.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Philippine Superliga team owners unanimously voted to deny the appeal by Team Iriga to reconsider Grethcel Soltones’ one-year ban and P50,000 fine as penalties for playing in an unsanctioned match outside of the league.The decision was branded “absurd” by the Premier Volleyball League, where Soltones plays, saying the power-hitting star merely did her part to raise funds for a foundation established to raise scholarship funds for children of soldiers who gave up their lives in the line of duty.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ PSL representatives voted 7-0, upholding the league’s decision to ban and fine Soltones.Team Iriga, however, does not have a contract yet with Soltones, to the dismay of league officials who have imposed a rule on all teams to sign their players to a minimum of one year with a one-league rider in the contract, meaning players are not allowed to play outside of the PSL while they are under contract with their respective teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMinus the contract, it isn’t clear if Soltones herself would pay the fine or how the PSL plans to extract the sanction from the San Sebastian star.Soltones saw action in a one-game affair dubbed the PVL All-Star Game. The charity match was held to raise funds for the benefit of HERO Foundation. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Nguyen ready for jeers as he fights hometown hero Folayang MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Oregon — LeBron James’ debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss.James insisted the new-look Lakers were going to be a work in progress.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s not instant oatmeal. It’s not that fast,” James said. “It takes some time to get that chemistry where you can just close your eyes and know exactly where guys are.”Damian Lillard had 28 points and Nik Stauskas came off the bench to score 24 for Portland, which won its 18th straight home opener to extend an NBA record. It was the Blazers’ 16th straight victory over the Lakers.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 opening festivities were tempered by the death this week of Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen. A “Rip City” baseball cap rested in Allen’s courtside seat with a single rose.The enigmatic co-founder of Microsoft died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. There was moment of silence before the game and tributes to Allen throughout the night. Robinson gets 5-year extension as Lyceum coach, named basketball ops director James’ putback gave Los Angeles a 25-15 lead. He played just under nine minutes in the opening quarter and led all scorers with 13 points.Portland pulled in front 46-40 on Stauskas’ 3-pointer. Stauskas, who signed with the Blazers as a free agent this past summer, led all Blazers with 16 points in the opening half. Portland pushed the lead to 11 but led just 65-63 at the break.“He really got in a groove and the guy can shoot, we’ve seen it in practice,” coach Terry Stotts said about Stauskas. “I was really happy for him to start the season like that with a new team. The shots that he made were all in the flow of the offense.”James had 18 points but collected a third foul with 6:04 left in the half.Kuzma’s dunk got the Lakers within 79-78 with just more than four minutes left in the third quarter. Hart’s 3-pointer — the Lakers’ first of the game — put Los Angeles up 85-83. The lead was short-lived, but Portland had just a 93-91 advantage going into the final quarter.Stauskas hit a 3-pointer that put Portland up 107-100 with 7:22 left. After it fell, he turned to the crowd and pounded his chest. McCollum’s 3-pointer with 5:01 left put Portland up 114-104.Caldwell-Pope’s 3-pointer with 30.7 seconds left got the Lakers within 124-118, but Stauskas made a pair of free throws and Los Angeles couldn’t catch up.TIP INSLakers: Lakers coach Luke Walton said Ball would continue to be on a playing-time restriction after having an offseason procedure on his knee. Ball played 20 minutes and scored seven points. … Hart had 20 points off the bench. … Los Angeles made 7 of 30 3-point attempts.Trail Blazers: With Maurice Harkless dealing with a knee injury that bothered him in the preseason, Stotts started Jake Layman. … McCollum finished with 21 points. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On the court, the focus was all on James. His monster dunks to start stunned the Moda Center crowd while Nike co-founder Phil Knight looked on from courtside seats.James signed a four-year, $153 million deal with the Lakers as a free agent in the offseason after winning three NBA championship rings and taking his team — Miami and Cleveland — to the NBA Finals for each of the last eight seasons.The four-time league MVP joined a revamped group that includes veterans Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley, as well as a young core of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and rookie Moe Wagner.While the Lakers made big changes in the offseason, the Trail Blazers returned all five starters from a team that finished third in the Western Conference last season — including the nucleus of Lillard, CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic.“We wanted to come out and start the season right and to honor our owner, Mr. Paul Allen. That’s what tonight was all about for us, not about the noise surrounding the game,” Lillard said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew HONORING ALLENOn the edge of the Blazers court was painted PGA with a Rose, and the Blazers had similar patches on their jerseys to honor Allen. Stotts talked before the game about all the people Allen had touched. “Everybody talks about his philanthropy throughout the years, and what he’s done. When people started writing about it, and listing all the things and all his accomplishments and the impact on millions and millions of people, and the environment, the earth and everything — it’s hard to put into context, the magnitude,” the coach said.ALL EYES ON USWith James joining the team, the Lakers are certainly dealing with greater scrutiny with a huge media contingent on hand for his debut.“We’ve talk about it, not to let it be a distraction. We’re not going to let it influence what we’re trying to do on this team,” Walton said. “In fact, we’re trying to use it as something to grow a bond in our group. Our theme is to truly believe in the idea that it’s just us, just us that are in here working, just us that are getting better.”UP NEXTJames will make his Lakers home debut against the Houston Rockets on Saturday.The Blazers host the Spurs on Saturday. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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As part of efforts to support Ebola survivors in the country, the Association Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL) has given a special package to hundreds of Ebola survivors across the country to help them resettle.According to the board president of the organization, Nuwoe-James Kiamu, “This was the organization’s way of helping Ebola survivors restart their lives after Ebola had affected them and the country at large.“Since the outbreak of this virus, our organization has been involved in helping affected communities and individuals across the country with basic needs.”He continued, “This is the love of Christ we continued to show to our people, especially during these difficult times. Ebola has affected so many people and there is a need to provide something to our survivors. We are given this US$150 to each survivor and hope that they can help themselves.”Mr. Kaimu explained that the AFL has been concerned about Ebola survivors and meeting with people affected by the virus to help beef-up some of their needs since the outbreak of the disease in the country.According to him, his organization has been in close contact with the Health Ministry, pastors and many other local and international partners who continued to contribute to national efforts to the eradicate the disease. We are also partnering with government in reaching out to Ebola affected people in Liberia.Mr. Kiamu further said, “We are working with partners who are directly interacting with Ebola survivors in the field and asking them to give names of Ebola survivors that AEL can work with. The AEL is hoping that 200 or 250 survivors can benefit from the US$150 to restart their lives because many of them cannot afford to do anything due to financial constraints.”He emphasized that the money is little but believed that this the way God is asking AEL to reach out to the many survivors. AEL hopes to continue rendering assistance to many other survivors. Also speaking, one of the Ebola survivors, Salome Karwah, expressed her gratitude’s to the AEL for their the various kinds of support especially the physical cash to the survivors during this difficult time in the country.She called on the Government of Liberia to see reason to help all Ebola survivors across the country and ensure that many of them are doing something as many of them were suffering from lot of illness since leaving the various ETUs.According to her, “We have some people that cannot function; some are suffering from eyesight problems and many need medical attention but don’t have the money for further treatment. Some of us lost our supporters and need something from the national government to help us.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Singapore or Hong Kong? ETON Tower (pictured), Hong Kong, said to be the headquarters of ETON Finance, although investigators could not locate the company at this address. Credible reports reaching this newspaper suggest that the ETON and Ebomaf deals, long thought to have been abandoned by this government has, according to sources on Capitol Hill, been resurrected and placed on the front burner by officials of this government. A source at the Finance Ministry told the Daily Observer that no final decision on the matter has yet been made, although there are signs that it may eventually receive official blessings allowing it to proceed.However, reports say, officials of ETON are still in the country and have been actively seeking to have the Liberian government provide its foreign exchange reserves as collateral for the proposed loan. According to sources, Eton officials have been making the rounds between the Executive Mansion, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.A top Finance Ministry source told the Daily Observer that, for weeks now, officials of the Singapore-based company have been engaging Finance Ministry officials in an attempt to secure an arrangement that will circumvent CBL restrictions and place the country’s foreign exchange reserves under the direct control of the Minister of Finance who will, in turn, use his authority to commit the reserves as collateral for the loan.But, according to the Finance Ministry source, the hitch is, the matter has more to do with monetary policy as opposed to fiscal policy. Fiscal policy according to sources falls almost entirely on the lap of the Finance Ministry whereas, monetary policy falls squarely within the authority of the CBL as outlined in the Act creating the Central Bank of Liberia.Under Part 4 of the 1999 Act of Legislature creating the Central Bank, the Central Bank of Liberia(CBL) shall have functional independence, power and authority to:issue legal tender banknotes and coins;administer the currency laws and regulate the supply of money;provide credit to bank-financial institutions on a discretionary basis;act as fiscal agent for the Government;administer the New Financial Institutions Act of 1999 and regulate banking activities;regulate bank and non-bank financial institutions, as well as non-bank financial services institutions;hold and manage the foreign exchange reserves of Liberia, including gold;advise the Government on financial and economic matters;conduct foreign exchange operations;play an active role in collaboration with bank-financial institutions in the creation and maintenance of efficient and safe mechanisms for payments, clearing and settlements to meet the needs of the financial markets, commerce, government agencies and the general public. The Central Bank shall execute this responsibility through permanent consultations with the bank-financial institutions and through implementation of the proper regulations and standards, as needed.Further according to sources, ETON officials have paid several visits to the CBL in hope of meeting the authorities to convince them into accepting the loan deal that will cede to their control, the nation’s foreign exchange reserves held in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Sources further note that ETON was unable to consummate a deal with the CBL under the watch of former Executive Governor Milton A. Weeks.Following the departure of Weeks from the Central Bank, according to sources, Mr. Charles Sirleaf, rebuffed ETON officials by refusing to hold discussions with them. But according to sources, the indictment of both Milton Weeks and Charles Sirleaf and their exit from the CBL appeared to have reawakened the interest of Eton officials and they have already recommenced their engagement with the CBL and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.At this stage, it remains unclear whether, CBL Governor, Nathaniel Patray has given his blessing to the deal to have the country’s reserves placed as collateral for the ETON and Ebomaf loan deals. But Finance Ministry sources however say that while Finance Minister Tweah may appear inclined to pursue the deal, it can only be accomplished should the CBL leadership concur.Meanwhile, text messages and calls placed to CBL and Finance Ministry officials to verify these accounts have since gone unanswered as officials from both institutions have remained tight-lipped on the matter amid a wellspring of heightened public concern about the fate of the loan deals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
… as CAL, SOL Guyana sign on as sponsorsEven with its impending oil industry, Guyana will once again be on the global radar when it hosts the annual International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Meeting in November.The conference will be held from November 21 to 23 under the theme, “Promoting connectivity for sustainable air transport”, and is expected to be one of the largest international events to be hosted locally.The objective of this Air Transport Meeting, according to the website, is to proffer practical solutions to remove existing regulatory impediments to air transport liberalisation and to finance the development of quality aviation infrastructure, as well as to follow up on the outcome of previous conferences.On the last day of the conference, Guyana will also be hosting the third Meeting of the African Diaspora, which will promote tourism and air links between African States and the Diaspora, especially the Caribbean States.According to Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Director General Egbert Field, plans are well underway to host the event, which is expected to focus on aDirector General Egbert Field and other GCAA officials with representatives from CAL and SOL Aviation Inc on Fridaywide array of areas.“It must be a conference in totality. It must address investment, tourism, inter-connectivity, trade, infrastructure – those elements [and more] will be part of the agenda,” he noted.A Marketing and Operational Support Secretariat has been set up to spearhead preparation and, according to its Director, Franklin Veira, the hosting of this conference will not only open doors for the local aviation sector but for the country as a whole.It also highlights the opportunities available in Guyana, since the country is pivotally placed in the North-eastern corner of South America and as such, is a good transition point for carriers moving to the African continent.He added that they would also be hoping to capitalise on the spanking new Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).“So we are hoping that with the advent of this conference, people will have an opportunity to see the Cheddi Jagan Airport and to see what facilities exist there, so they could turn around and begin to utilise it, making Guyana another international transit point for traffic moving to that side of the world,” he said.While the ICAO is assisting with major international sponsors for the event, Guyana has already secured 40 local ones including Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) and SOL Aviation Inc, both of which got on board Friday.CAL’s representatives noted that the airline’s sponsorship of the event was an affirmation of its commitment towards its service to the Region as the premier carrier. Meanwhile, the SOL representative noted that the company, through its sponsorship, was looking to build on its aviation company in Guyana.With these companies already on board, organisers are calling on other local and regional companies to take advantage of the opportunity.“This is a global conference and the marketing reach of your brand is to 192 States. To take your brand to 192 countries takes a lot of work and with this conference we are offering that opportunity,” GCAA’s Director of Air Transport Management, Saheed Sulaman, said.The GCAA is also partnering with other organisations such the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to host the conference, which will be held at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre. It is expected that representatives from all 192 ICAO member countries – between 400 to 600 participants – will attend. So far, the organisers have secured 16 hotels in the city to accommodate the participants.During the conference, the visitors will also be treated to “A Taste of Guyana” which will highlight the country’s culture and cuisine, among other aspects, while special trips will be organised to Guyana’s hinterland region to explore its rich flora and fauna.
He returned for afternoon training and several media outlets claim an announcement of his transfer to Barcelona is imminent.According to Spanish newspapers Mundo Deportivo and AS, plus UK daily The Guardian, Barcelona are prepared to pay a 30-million-euro ($35 million) transfer fee.Vidal would reportedly receive a three-year contract and earn around nine million euros per season with the Spanish giants.The Guardian claims Vidal met Barcelona officials last week and has already passed his medical after being granted permission to leave by new Bayern coach Niko Kovac.Bayern officials reportedly want to move Vidal on and reduce their star-studded squad.Having signed Germany international Leon Goretzka, 23, on a free transfer from Schalke, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said earlier this week that they have too many midfielders.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly set to join Barcelona after leaving the German’s pre-season training camp in Bavaria on Friday. © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Aug 3 – Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly on the verge of signing for Barcelona after briefly leaving the Bayern Munich training camp on Friday.The 31-year-old midfielder was whisked away from Bayern’s pre-season base on Friday morning with the club’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic, reportedly to finalise details.
1 Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula celebrates scoring Napoli are set to beat off competition from Tottenham and Leicester to land Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula.Lapadula’s form in front of goal last season caused scouts from clubs across Europe to flock to Italy to observe the 26-year-old with a view to signing the relatively unknown forward on the cheap.Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is an admirer of his fellow countryman, while Spurs have also placed the forward among their list of summer targets.However, according to Sky Italia, Napoli have held preliminary talks with Pescara about a deal this summer, although no formal offer has yet been made.Lapadula, who is a product of Juventus’ academy, joined Pescara from Palma last summer and made an instant impact in Serie B, scoring 26 goals in 39 appearances.
The devastated family of little Joshua Coyle carrying his remains from St Eunan’s Cathedral after his funeral mass today. Pic copyright of North West Newspix.A young couple made their most heartbreaking journey today as they carried the remains of their youngest son into his funeral mass.Heartbroken Alex Coyle and partner Suzanna Mangan held tightly onto a little white coffin carrying their 22 month old beloved son Joshua.Little Joshua died after he was struck by a van at his home at Crieve Glebe, Letterkenny on Friday evening. Tragic Joshua Coyle who was killed on Friday.Hundreds of mourners attended beautiful Joshua’s funeral mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral.Mourners wiped back tears as the mass heard of the love the little blonde toddler had given his parents and brothers in his short life.Devastated mum Suzanna fought back tears as she told Joshua “The day you came into our lives was the happiest day of our life. Look down on us and keep us safe.”The funeral mass was concelebrated by Fr Eamon Kelly, Fr. Eamon McLaughlin, Canon Dinny McGettigan and Fr Jonathon Flood. It was even more poignant for Fr Flood for he had christened little Joshua in the same church just 18 months ago.Fr Eamon Kelly said he wanted to thank each and every person who had come to the funeral mass and who had supported the family in recent days.“Even though we do not how to grieve or what words to say, your very presence, your very effort is very important for Alex and Suzanna, Alexander, Sean and Rohan,” he said.Little Joshua’s grandparents Alan and Geraldine Coyle and Martin and Suzanna Mangan as well as unclesm aunts and young cousins also attended.The offertory gifts included Joshua’s favorite blanket, a soft toy and two pictures. Broken-heart mum Suzanna left the church clutching tightly onto the soft toy and blanket.There were further emotional scenes as Joshua was laid to rest at nearby Conwal Graveyard.HEARTBREAKING SCENES AS LITTLE JOSHUA IS LAID TO REST was last modified: September 30th, 2014 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:accidentdonegalfuneralJoshua Coyleletterkenny
Tags: BukediFUFA Drum 2019West Nile Kigezi forward Micheal Birungi (left) and Bukedi’s Timothy Owori (right) in action on Sunday. (FUFA Photos)FUFA Drum 2019Sunday, 14-04-2019-Rwenzori 0-0 Busoga-Karamoja 0-1 West Nile-Teso 0-0 Bugisu -Kigezi 1-2 BukediFour more games were played on Sunday, April 14th, on the FUFA Drum Match-Day two.Last year’s runners-ups West Nile were one of the two side who registered victories on the day as they defeated Karamoja 1-0 away from home.Uganda Christian University player Brian Ade came off the bench to score the only goal, 7 minutes from time.URA FC goalkeeper Alionzi Nafian was named Man of the Match.In Kabale, Timothy Owori and David Owori were both on target as Bukedi defeated Kigezi 2-1.Dickson Niwamanya scored the consolation for Kigezi in the game played at the Kabale Municipal Stadium.Bukedi and URA FC player Ronald Musana took home the Man of the Match accolade plus the prize money.Kabale District LC. 5 chairman Patrick Besigye Keihwa handing over Man of the Match accolade to Bukedi province player Ronald Musana (12).In the two other games played on the day between Busoga and Rwenzori and Teso and Bugisu, both ended goalless.Rwenzori goalkeeper Onyango Kwizera Isaac went home with the Man of the Match award and prize money in his side’s 0-0 draw with Busoga while Bugisu and CRO FC star Steven Mukamba was voted best performer in the other game.The full results of the FUFA Drum Match-Day 2:Saturday, 13-04-2019.-Tooro 2-0 Kampala-Sebei 1-2 Buganda-Lango 3-0 Ankole-Bunyoro 1-2 AcholiSunday, 14-04-2019.-Rwenzori 0-0 Busoga-Karamoja 0-1 West Nile-Teso 0-0 Bugisu-Kigezi 1-2 BukediComments