…no info on whether Govt official instructed PoliceThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday afternoon denied that one of its ranks had been verbally assaulted by an A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Government Minister after an online article went viral on social media about another confrontation involving yet another official serving within the David Granger Administration.The online article had alleged that Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson had been involved in a confrontation with ranks of the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost after they refused to adhere to instructions from her toMinister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Fergusonrelease someone they had arrested for committing an offence.The offence was said to have occurred on Sunday night when the individual in question was alleged to have been speeding on a motorcycle without a number plate which resulted in him being stopped and detained.The article further alleged that the rider assaulted a Police Constable identified only as “Jacobs” before he was taken to the East La Penitence Police Outpost.It stated that the ranks complained that the Minister in question had verbally assaulted them after they raised objections that she could not instruct them or even threaten them with dismissal. The man was released and the Minister subsequently left.The Police Force in responding directly to the article said that the Police Constable has denied being abused. It did not name him.“Please be advised that the Constable in question has indicated in a signed statement that he was neither abused nor assaulted by the Honourable Minister Annette Ferguson, during the night in question,” Police said.The statement from the Police also said that “it, therefore, makes the publication by the online media entity a total fabrication, which may have legal consequences”.Surprisingly, the Police statement did not provide any other details or confirm whether the Minister had indeed given instructions to the Policemen. Further, it did not state the circumstances that led to the arrest and detention of the man or on what grounds he was released.No official statement was forthcoming on the Minister’s very active social media page about the incident, and efforts to contact her for a comment on Thursday proved futile.
DONEGAL’S hurlers have made it to another final – this time at U-21 level.The county’s players travelled to Lisbellaw to take on Fermanagh last night and came home with a comfortable win under their belts in the semi-final of the Ulster Shield.In the end the U-21s had ten points to spare over their hosts, finishing 2-12 to 1-05. With seven members of the team fresh from Saturday’s Nicky Rackard success in Croke Park, Donegal were favourites to progress.However, Fermanagh started brightly with early points from Daniel Teague. Two Ronan McDermott frees and a fine score by Christopher Bonner had the teams level before Barry Duffy struck a loose ball to net for the home team on 18 minutes. The rest of the half was dominated by Donegal, with two points each from McDermott and Colm Kelly. A late pointed free by Teague left the teams all square at half time, 1-4 to 0-7.Strong defensive work by both sides and a series of missed frees from Donegal meant there was no further score until the 47th minute, when a Rory Porteous free put Fermanagh in front. The away team responded in style, completely taking over the game from then on. Five scores from play in as many minutes by Christopher McDermott, Bernard Lafferty, Ronan McDermott, Christopher Bonner and Conor Gallen opened a four point gap. Donegal sealed the win with two well taken late goals from Colm Kelly and Justin Browne.Donegal will play Tyrone this Wednesday in the final, where manager Ray Durack will hope to lead his charges to a second trophy in two weeks. Fermanagh: Colm McPhillips, Conor McElroy, Niall Carson, Joe Gavin, Odhrán Russell, Thomas Cleary, Cathal McElroy, Daniel Teague (0-4, 4f), Martin Beggan, Michael O’Hara, Rory Porteous (0-1, 1f), David McGorman, Barry Duffy (1-0), Ronan McCusker, Daniel Goodwin. Subs: John Reilly, Cathal Caulfield, Vincent Woods, Michael Williamson, David Teague, Brian McDermott, Rory McGrade, Kevin Curran. Donegal: Dylan Laverty, Francis Lennon, Padraig Doherty, Mark Callaghan, Christopher McDermott (0-1), Shane Gallen, Colm Flood, Justin Browne (1-0), Conor Parke, Ronan McDermott (0-5, 3f), Conor McVeigh, Christopher Bonner (0-2), Bernard Lafferty (0-1), Conor Gallen (0-1), Sean Curran. Subs: Colm Kelly (1-2)(20 mins), Tiarnan McConnell (55 mins), Ciaran O’Leary (55 mins), Ryan Duffy (56 mins), Eoin Friel (58 mins), Gavin Browne, Colm Melaugh. The final is next Wednesday with possibly Derry or Enniskillen as the venue – and Tyrone will be waiting there for them.Tyrone qualified for next Wednesday night’s final following a 2-16 to 0-6 win over Monaghan in Healy Park last night. DONEGAL IN ANOTHER FINAL AS U-21 HURLERS DEFEAT FERMANAGH was last modified: June 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL IN ANOTHER FINAL AS U-21 HURLERS DEFEAT FERMANAGH