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Accountants urge robust debate on risk management reporting

first_imgThe article refers to a discussion paper from FEE, the representative organisation of the European accountancy profession, on the future of internal control and risk management. We never said that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the US legislation introduced after corporate governance scandals, was “a bad model” as your headline put it. What we said was that FEE was currently not convinced about the usefulness of introducing across the EU requirements for published effectiveness conclusions on internal control over financial reporting as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.In our view, any new requirements to implement reporting on risk management and internal control in Europe must be based on evidence that the benefits to companies, shareholders and the public interest will exceed the costs involved. But FEE emphasises that it will be important to take account of the views of investors, companies and others, as well as forthcoming evidence about the usefulness, costs and benefits of such conclusions to investors as Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is implemented.Europe’s accountants urge robust debate on reporting on risk management and internal control in the EU. The discussion paper can be downloaded free of charge from the FEE website (http://www.fee.be). Comments on the paper are invited by 31 July 2005.David DevlinFEE presidentBrusselslast_img read more

Conservative confusion

first_imgProblems for the European Conservatives and Reformists. More unrest in the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group after Michal Kaminski tendered his resignation as group leader. A spokes-man for the group said that Kaminski confirmed his intention to step aside on Friday (28 January) but will stay on until a new group leader is chosen on 8 March. Kaminski’s resignation did not come as a surprise to many in the group, amid growing tensions between the leader and his former colleagues in Poland’s Law and Justice party (PiS). The infighting has raised doubts about whether the group can hold together. He resigned from the PiS because he was concerned about its shift to the right – concerns that have led to a number of moderates leaving the PiS. The UK Conservatives are likely to take the over the ECR leadership. Timothy Kirkhope, a former leader of the Conservative delegation in the Parliament, is seen as the frontrunner to be named group leader.last_img read more

Murray & Guari work to prevent unsafe driving

first_imgMurray & Guari work to prevent unsafe driving STUDENTS AT ROYAL PALM HIGH SCHOOL recently learned about the perils of unsafe driving, including a “Battle of the Belts” program conducted by attorneys Scott Murray and Jason Guari. Students see who can buckle-up the fastest. To start, the team of four runs from a starting line to a four-door car. Team members get in, buckle up, and throw their hands in the air until a referee (Murray & Guari) shouts “Rotate!” Then they unbuckle, get out, rotate clockwise around the car to the next seat, and buckle-up again. They rotate twice more until they have been buckled in all four seats. The team with the fastest time after four “buckle-ups” is the winner. “We need to stress to these students that wearing a seat belt in any seat of the car can save a life,” said Murray. Pictured are Guari, left, Maureen Witkowski of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), center, Murray, right, along with student members of SADD. June 1, 2015 Regular Newslast_img read more

Brewster brings in the fans but comes up empty in debut

first_imgRedshirt freshman quarterback Adam Weber experienced similar emotions as Brewster coming into this game, as it was his first start for the Gophers.“Coming out, we just didn’t bring the right intensity,” Weber said after the game. “It was disappointing for everyone, especially for coach Brewster. As a team, it was embarrassing for us.”Wide receiver Eric Decker said he knows that this painful loss will not stop Brewster and the Gophers from being as prepared as possible for next week’s game against Miami (Ohio).“It’s the first game,” Decker said calmly. “You’ve got to learn from it, and go watch film to see where your mistakes are.”Brewster said the film from the game will show some discouraging signs but also some things to instill hope.“There are a lot of things to build on,” Brewster said. “We are going to study (the game film). We’re going to study it real hard.”But one striking difference in Saturday’s game compared to nonconference games in past seasons was the fan support. Brewster lived up to his word about building up a strong fan base that filled much of the Metrodome, with an attendance of 49,253 for the opener.“This was an exciting environment,” Brewster said. “I hope our fans feel good about the way the team played and laid it on the line.”And with the strong second-half comeback in front of that embracing crowd, Brewster said he looks for even more improvement in the coming weeks.“This is a long race,” he said. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Brewster brings in the fans but comes up empty in debutBrewster’s debut attracted 49,253 people to witness the Gophers’ overtime loss.September 4, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintOn Jan. 17, a new coach came in to the Minnesota football team promising to drastically change the attitude surrounding his new squad.That coach was Tim Brewster, who this spring used motivational tactics on the Gophers such as bringing in a piece of sod from the Rose Bowl, implementing new terms such as “Gopher Nation,” and showing his credibility by having Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan address the team.As the days drew closer to his first game, Brewster’s passion and work ethic were apparent in the intensity of two-a-day practices in August and his everyday attempts to sell this program to anyone willing to buy.But the enthusiasm and swagger that Brewster and the Gophers brought into their first game was stopped at a dead halt in his first official half as coach, as Bowling Green jumped out to a 21-0 lead early in the contest.“I really challenged the team, we needed to show heart and resolve,” Brewster said about his halftime speech. “I was really proud of the way they responded. Obviously, I would have liked to have a better start, but once we settled down, I really felt good about how we played the rest of the way.”The passion and intensity that Brewster has brought to this program was evident in a second-half comeback which brought the team to a three-point lead with only a few minutes remaining. But the lack of experienceand depth ultimately was the downfall that allowed Bowling Green to come away with the overtime win.“My initial statement is to congratulate Bowling Green,” said Brewster after the stunning loss. “I thought those guys did a nice job. They came in prepared and jumped on us early.”Although Brewster said he was extremely proud of how his team battled back, the loss was admittedly still a tough way to start his coaching tenure.“I am bitterly disappointed that we lost,” Brewster said. “I was looking forward to singing the ‘(Minnesota) Rouser’ in the locker room. These kids fought their guts out, and I give them credit for that.”last_img read more

Burn Ban Partially Lifted for Kenai Peninsula/Mat-Su

first_imgDivision of Forestry’s Andy Alexandrou… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As of 8am this morning, June 30, the State has lifted their ban on campfires and charcoal BBQ’s. The burn suspension for all other outside burning is still in effect. Federal lands of the Kenai Peninsula include the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and campgrounds of the Skilak Lake Road. Tucker: “The conditions out there, while they’ve lifted the burn closure for fires by the state that allows people to use campfires and barbeque grills, open burning is still prohibited. The conditions are still very dangerous out there. We’ve had a few days of nice wet weather and humidity has gone up but conditions can change as it dries out more and as the rain moves out of the area. Especially over this weekend we encourage folks to be responsible if they are going to burn.” Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker encourages all Kenai Peninsula residents to be extremely cautious. On the Kenai Peninsula, the Card Street fire is still in the marshlands and recreation area of Skilak Lake. Since June 15, the blaze has burned 8,876 acres and is now 80% contained. Alexandrou: “On federal lands the closure is still in effect and they’re working on lifting the ban but it still hasn’t happened yet. On state, municipal, and private lands it is lifted.” Crews continue mop up and rehabilitate firelines around the perimeter. Fire personnel are using hand held infrared devices to detect pockets of heat that can’t be detected by the eye; they will be marked and extinguished. Isolated pockets of heat will continue to be seen in the interior of the fire. A total of 161 personnel are assigned to the incident including 4 fire crews, 3 fire engines and 1 helicopters. Resources are being released when no longer needed to assist with firefighting efforts elsewhere. That partial lift from the State Forester includes private, state, and municipal lands, however the complete burn ban is in effect for federal lands still.last_img read more

Pattaya Sports Round up – Friday October 12 – October…

first_imgPattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.comOcean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: [email protected]:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 21213.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at [email protected] Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email [email protected] to be updated each week for the upcoming game.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games at the Thai Polo Club every Sunday at 12 noon.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact John at [email protected] or call 089-932-54332:00 p.m. The Pattaya Backgammon League (PBL) meets every Sunday at B.G. House & Restaurant @ 2 p.m. For further details phone 081 664 9085 or email [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.5:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Lawn Bowling Section.  Fun roll-ups on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. that will be instructional, build camaraderie, and fun.  Teams will be drawn for matches, with beginners and experienced bowlers mixed together.  Very generous discounts are offered for PSC members, just show up with your PSC card and flat-soled shoes if you have them.  Equipment is for hire at a modest cost if you don’t have your own.  Contact Bowling Green – Pattaya on 038 720 741 or email [email protected] or just call at the Bowling Green located on Soi Fuengfa between Soi Buakow and 3rd Road.MondayPattaya Blue Water Sailing Club is sponsoring a 5 day 4 night cruise from Pattaya to Koh Samet aboard the 52 ft sailing yacht Monona from Dec 12-16.  The yacht will accommodate 6-8 people and will leave Pattaya Monday with an overnight stop at a beach off Satahip arriving Tuesday in Koh Samet. Wednesday and Thursday will be spent exploring the islands around Koh Samet and arrive back in Pattaya early Friday evening.  For further information contact Nathan Russo at 08 5275 6724 or [email protected]:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets at the Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi Xyte). Visitors of all standards are welcome (a suitable partner if necessary) and the venue is non-smoking. For all the latest information, times, location map etc. visit: – www.pattayabridge.com2:45 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 2.45 pm at the Lek Hotel, (between Soi 12 & 13 on 2nd Road).  The bus leaves at 3.00 pm, and the run starts at 4.30pm.  More info at www.pattayah3.com8:30 p.m. The next Monday Quiz Night is on Oct. 15.  The fixtures are as follows:  Cheers vs. Irish Rovers, Londoner vs. Offshore, Nervous Wreck vs. Palmers, The Ranch v Bye.TuesdayChess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email [email protected] to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets at the Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi Xyte). Visitors of all standards are welcome (a suitable partner if necessary) and the venue is non-smoking. For all the latest information, times, location map etc. visit: – www.pattayabridge.com3.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at [email protected] pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: [email protected] (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or [email protected]:30 p.m.  PSC Thursday Darts League.  Participating teams include Pleasure Dome, Fishermen, Roxy, Queen Vic, PSI, Helicopter, Rising Sun, Londoner and Crazy Eddie’s.  For details, contact Len Banfield, PSC Darts chairman, phone 038 420 432.Note: Pattaya City Darts Organisation (PCDO) is looking for darts teams & darts players for their newly formed Pattaya City Darts Leagues.  We have leagues to suit ALL levels of play.  We will guide you to the league that suits you best.  Please contact either Roger (Eng) 0899 389 364 or Jantha (Thai) 0899 337 462 for more details. FridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 1pm at the Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi Xyte). Visitors of all standards are welcome and we will always find you a partner.  Details are on the website – www.pattayabridge.com or call Terry on 038 422 924.2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at Pattaya Plus Bowl (north of Big C), Second Road. Contact La at P.S. after 1:30 p.m.Saturdaylast_img read more

Spoilt for choice

first_imgAT Berwick Grammar School, the boys are spoilt for choice when it comes to their senior studies. From the Year…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Hunt beats feet

first_imgBy GEORGIA WESTGARTH HE’S raised more than $155,800 for various charities and organisations over the years and next week Flinders…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Life as a member of the Nelson Leafs ‘couldn’t be better’ says head coach

first_img“We’re always looking for a new piece, but we’re not going to change anything drastically right now. We like what we’ve got. The key thing is we have a good off-ice group and a good on-ice so we don’t want to disrupt it too much but if there’s something that makes sense to help we’ll certainly add the piece.”You said the Leafs need to land a goal scorer. Where are you hoping to find any new players?“It could be in our league, the KI, it could be in the BC Hockey League or other junior leagues we’re looking. I’m making sure I’m contacting people on the regular basis to let them know what we’re looking for and if they have a player whose fallen through the cracks at the high level. And there’s still a potential at the Western Hockey League player coming in our direction as well.”Tuesday, against Grand Forks the Leafs jumped to a 3-0 lead early in the first period, but were unable to close. What happened?“It was one of those games where we maybe let it get away from us . . .  up 3-0 right away. Junior players sometimes lose their focus of what we were trying to do. Give Grand Forks credit, they battled back to get themselves back into the game. . .. Their two goals were a result of our mistakes, bad decisions of pinching on the puck . . . but ultimately we won the game, which was mainly our focus. Anytime you can win at this level, it’s good.What makes you the most happy about the Leafs?“I really like the camaraderie of the team and we’re close to one of the best defensive teams in the league, which always has been a focus of mine. I want us to be good from our own zone, out. And I’m really happy with that aspect of our team and our hard work overall, in practice and in games. Work ethic, as coaches, is something we’re pushing . . . we want to out work our opposition and we’re happy with that so far.”Any disapointing factors?“Consistency, mainly. We strive to have our players really push forward on systems play. Players are not all the time sure of what we’re asking, so once we get more consistent, and understand, especially our forecheck . . . we’ve been hemming teams in for a long time when our forecheck works but when it doesn’t we get two goals scored against the flow of the play like we did against Grand Forks.”Back to work Friday for a two-game weekend home stand. What do you expect?“I like that we’re seeing teams coming to play us here at the top of the standings. I expect Kimberley and Sicamous to provide some solid opposition for us. Early in the year, for us as coaches, we want to play against tough teams so we can see what we need to improve on and work through.”LEAF NOTES: Kimberley arrives in Nelson undefeated in three games and one point behind Eddie Mountain leader Golden Rockets. Meanwhile, Sicamous is tied for second in the Doug Birks Division, one point in back of Revelstoke Grizzlies. Game time Friday is 7 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. start time Sunday. . . .Nelson is tied with Osoyoos Coyotes and Princeton Posse for allowing the least amount of goals in the entire KIJHL, with 13. . . . Surprisingly, that solid defence is leading the team in offensive stats as defencemen Robson Cramer (4 goals, 3 assists), Patrick Croome (3 goals, 2 assists) and Darnel St. Pierrie (1 goal, four assists) sit tied for first and tied for second, respectively, in Leaf scoring. Rayce Miller (4 goals, 3 assists) and Nelson Minor Hockey product Nolan Percival (2 goals, 3 assists) are the forwards in the top mix. Leaf coach Dave McLellan continues to work his magic with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise.The Green and White currently hold down top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 3-0-1-1 record — one point in front of the surprising Spokane Braves.However, before the PR department starts organizing any championship parade down Baker Street, let’s realize this is September and not April.And make sure everyone realizes the fact Nelson has played four of the five games this season at home in the friendly confines of the NDCC Arena.So four weeks in the season, how does coach Dave McLellan rate the club?“If you would have told me during training camp this far into the season we were in first place in the division, I’d would have been surprise so it couldn’t be better.”Are there any changes pending on the horizon?“No changes, but I’m actively looking at improving the team all the time. I’m currently in the process of acquiring a player right now . . . but it’s early in the process so we’ll see what happens.”So is the game plan to keep the team the same until a player or two comes down the pipeline?last_img read more

Lidl Ladies National Football League 2018 Round 5 (Re-fixture) previews

first_imgSunday 8th April 2018Lidl Ladies NFL Division 1 – Round 5Westmeath (H) v Galway, 2.00pm, St Lomans, (G Carmody, Roscommon)Galway know what they have to do ahead of Sunday’s visit to Westmeath – and that’s to claim maximum points.If they do that, and Donegal beat Cork, they’ll finish ahead of Donegal in the standings under rule, provided that Mayo don’t draw with Monaghan to make it a three-way tie.A win for Cork against Donegal on Saturday would lessen the pressure slightly on Galway manager Stephen Glennon and his Tribeswomen, who will have a better idea of the permutations following Saturday’s pivotal game.But all things considered, Galway still have to win and that might not be straightforward against a Westmeath side that ensured survival with victory over Kerry last weekend.With the shackles off, Westmeath can go and express themselves and an interesting tie lies in store at St Lomans. It’s two from three also in Division 2 to join Tipperary and Waterford in the last four, with Ulster trio Tyrone, Armagh and Cavan in the running.At the bottom, Sligo need to beat Laois and hope that Clare gain a positive result in their game with Armagh to avoid relegation.The main issues in Division 3 have been decided but the final round of re-fixed round 5 games will determine the semi-final pairings.In Division 4, three semi-final slots have already been decided, while Antrim have their fate in their own hands, knowing that victory over Derry will see them edge out Fermanagh, who currently occupy fourth spot.Antrim’s game with Derry is pencilled in for next Tuesday, with ten other matches to be played before then. In the top flight, holders Cork and TG4 All-Ireland champions Dublin are safely through to the last four, where they’ll be joined by two other counties, with Galway, Mayo and Donegal in the hunt. Lidl Ladies NFL Division 2 – Round 5Clare (H) v Armagh, 12.00pm, Miltown Malbay, (K O’Brien, Limerick)Clare are currently third from bottom of the Division 2 standings, level with Laois and three points clear of Sligo.But even if the Banner County do get dragged into a three-way tie, their superior scoring difference will see them safe.Even a point at home to Armagh will be good enough for Clare but the visitors need the points desperately as they’re still in the hunt for a top four finish.Even a point might be good enough for Armagh, provided Tyrone beat Cavan, but a win would guarantee a semi-final place for the Orchard County. Dublin (H) v Kerry, 4.00pm, DCU, St Clare’s, (N McCormack, Laois)Dublin are safely through to the semi-finals and manager Mick Bohan may take the opportunity to run the rule over some fringe players ahead of the semi-finals.But top spot is also up for grabs and Dublin can put the pressure on Cork, who also play on Saturday evening, by taking care of business against Kerry.A win for the Sky Blues would take them back to the summit, temporarily at least, before Cork’s visit to Donegal.If Dublin and Cork both win, they’ll be level at the head of affairs on 18 points each, but Dublin would finish the group stages at the head of affairs, having beaten Cork at Croke Park at the start of the campaign.So there’s still a lot to play for as already relegated Kerry make the trip to DCU, St Clare’s, on Saturday afternoon.In a lovely gesture, Dublin have also confirmed that gate receipts from the tie will be sent to the Fatima Centre in Bangkok, visited recently by members of the TG4 All Star touring party.Bohan and the Dublin players who travelled to Bangkok have also confirmed a contribution from themselves.Kerry will play for pride at the end of a week that saw manager Graham Shine vacate his role. Lidl Ladies NFL Division 3 – Round 5Offaly (H) v Wexford, 2.00pm, Clonbullogue, (K Delahunty, Tipperary)Offaly can’t make the top four while Wexford are safely through.Anthony Masterson’s Wexford can’t be caught either at the head of affairs but they’ll be anxious to sign off the group stages with maximum points.Offaly, for their part, will want to produce a positive display before thoughts turn to championship. Tyrone (H) v Cavan, 2.00pm, Drumragh, Clanagogan, (D Carolan, Down)A straight shoot-out for a top four place. Tyrone will start the day two points clear of Cavan, who make the trip to Drumragh.The destiny of both counties is in their own hands and this promises to be a fiercely tense and exciting battle.Both sides have been scoring heavily but Tyrone have leaked more than Sunday’s opponents.Cavan were beaten Division 2 finalists last year, after a replay with Westmeath, but they might not even make the semi-finals this time. A nervy weekend lies in store for many counties with the race for semi-final spots and the outstanding relegation issue (in Division 2) to be decided in the Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues.center_img Mayo (H) v Monaghan, 2.00pm, Swinford Amenity Park, (M Farrelly, Cavan)A home win for Mayo will ensure a League semi-final spot for last year’s TG4 All-Ireland senior final runners-up.It’s been a mixed bag of a campaign for Peter Leahy’s charges, who’ve won three, lost two and drawn one.But they were awarded three points when Kerry fielded an unregistered player and that’s boosted Mayo’s table position considerably.Instead of being in a position where they had to rely on results elsewhere, Mayo’s top four destiny is now in their own hands.Visitors Monaghan staved off the threat of relegation for another season and will be looking to finish their League campaign on a high, ahead of the summer’s championship campaign. Sligo (H) v Laois, 1.00pm, Sligo IT, (D Callaghan, Donegal)Sligo need to win and hope that Clare gain a positive result against Armagh to avoid relegation.Sligo are currently bottom of the pile, without a point from six outings, but they’ll face off against second from bottom Laois, who are three points ahead of them.However, even if Sligo do win, they’re likely to go down if the Yeats County, Laois and Clare all finish on three points, due to an inferior score difference.A victory for Sligo, and at least a draw for Clare, would leave Sligo and Laois level at the bottom on three points each.In that case, Sligo would survive on the head to head rule, with Laois going down. Saturday 7th April 2018Lidl Ladies NFL Division 1 – Round 5Donegal (H) v Cork, 6.00pm, O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny, (G. McMahon, Mayo)Donegal, beaten Division 1 finalists last year, must beat champions Cork in Letterkenny on Saturday evening and hope that Galway slip up against Westmeath on Sunday.A Donegal win will take them three points clear of Galway, before the Tribeswomen take to the field less than 24 hours later.If Galway and Donegal finish level on 13 points each after the weekend, Galway will go through having kicked more points (16) in their draw with Donegal in round 2.Matters could be complicated further if both Galway and Donegal win, and Mayo draw at home to Monaghan.In that case, three teams will be level on 13 points each, meaning that score difference will come into play.Donegal currently boast the best score difference of the trio (+50), compared to Mayo (+9) and Galway (+8) ahead of the weekend’s games.Donegal’s weekend meeting with Cork is the first time that the counties have clashed since last year’s classic League final at Parnell Park, which the Rebelettes won by just a point. Tipperary (H) v Waterford, 2.00pm, Sean Tracey Park, (E Moran, Kerry)Both of these sides are safely through to the semi-finals but this head to head clash will determine who finishes on top.A win for Waterford would see them pip Tipp, who themselves are hoping to make it seven wins from seven by securing victory against their neighbours on home soil.These are two counties who have found Division 2 to their liking this season and they could yet meet in novel TG4 Munster senior final later in the summer, as both are on opposite sides of the draw.For now, though, there are important League points at stake and there’s also a distinct possibility of a repeat meeting in the knockout stages. Lidl Ladies NFL Division 4 – Round 5Fermanagh (H) v Kilkenny – Conceded by Kilkenny Tuesday 10th April 2018Lidl Ladies NFL Division 4 – Round 5Antrim (H) v Derry, 7.00pm, (K Bogle, Tyrone)Antrim are another county with their fate in their own hands, knowing that a victory over Derry next Tuesday evening will see them into the last four.It’s an anxious wait for the Saffrons to play the outstanding fixture in the group stages of Division 4 but they do know what’s required.They’re three points behind Fermanagh as things stand but victory over Ulster rivals Derry would see them edge out the Ernesiders on the head to head rule.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more