Ulster Senior LeagueUmbro FAI Intermediate Cup Results 27.10.13There were three Intermediate Cup games down for decision on Sunday with the meeting of Drumkeen Utd and Cockhill Celtic billed as the game of the day. These two evenly matched teams did not disappoint, despite the bad weather conditions, serving up a nine goal thriller that took extra time to separate the sides before the Inishowen kingpins advanced to the next round. Elsewhere there was a derby between Bonagee Utd. And Letterkenny Rovers and in Ramelton, Swilly Rovers hosted Kildrum Tigers. In Letterkenny, Trevor Scanlon’s Rovers got the better of rivals Bonagee on a score of 6-2 while Jason Gibson’s Swilly dispatched Kildrum Tigers. All 3 teams will be hoping for favourable home draws in the next round of the competition. Cracking Tie in DrumkeenDrumkeen Utd. 4Cockhill Celtic 5 (AET)In a cracking cup tie played in very wet and windy conditions the home side Drumkeen were missing a few players due to injury. Nevertheless, Drumkeen started off brightly and after 5 minutes hit the post. The home team continued to put pressure on the Cockhill defence and after a few missed chances by both teams Drumkeen scored took the lead through Conor Carlin. Cockhill piled on the pressure and drew level from an own goal before half time to send the sides in level at the break. 1 – 1 half time. In the second half Drumkeen went into a two goal lead with goals from Richie Moore and Packie Mailey. Again Cockhill never gave up and Garbhain Friel showed his strength when he went in on a high ball on top of McCauley and scored, Cockhill scored again after a corner to go 4 -3 in front. The home team came back again the Chris Kyle scored to send the game into extra time. With the game looking destined for penalties at 4-4 in the last minute of extra time, Cockhill scored the winner.Drumkeen would like to wish Cockhill good luck in the next round and perhaps go on and win it, you have the squad of players to do it.Letterkenny Ease ThroughBonagee Utd. 2Letterkenny Rovers 6 In a game in which the score line would suggest a thrilling encounter, this match was far from an enthralling one and it is Letterkenny who came out on top in this local derby. Played on a very wet and blustery day, it was Bonagee who started brightly and took the lead in the 14th minute. Graham Cullen’s ball into the channel reached Mark Harkin, and the latter finished between keeper and post. Letterkenny equalised on the half hour mark through Anthony Gorman. The former Finn Harps man unleashed a shot from 25 yards that flew into the top corner of the net, much to the delight of the visiting bench. They took the lead with only a couple of minutes left of the first forty five, this time John Doherty rose highest in the box to head home a Jamie Doherty corner. With the second half only five minutes old, Johnny Minnock extended their lead when his free kick into the danger area evaded everyone and nestled in the back of the net. Bonagee pulled a goal back in the 61st minute, this time it was Greg Magee to score a spectacular effort from twenty five yards out. Jason Doherty regained Letterkenny’s two goal advantage in the 72nd minute when his effort was somehow pushed into the net by the Bonagee goalkeeper. Doherty turned provider three minutes later, when he controlled Minnock’s cross field ball expertly and squared for Darren McElwaine to volley home from ten yards. With the players tiring, Letterkenny completed the scoring in the 88th minute, this time Jamie Doherty scored from six yards. Team performances. Ref Packie Coll. Swilly Tame TigersSwilly Rovers 2Kildrum Tigers 0 An entertaining match played in good conditions considering the early morning rain as the Rovers came out on top. Very keenly contested game and both teams had early chances but it was the home team that took the lead midway through the half, a great free kick delivery from out wide and Dylan Hegarty towered above everyone at the back to head past the helpless Kildrum keeper. Swilly would go in at the break one up.The second half started with Kildrum much the stronger and pushing hard for an equaliser. They had numerous chances but a mix of great defending and fine goalkeeping kept them out. They pressure did tell however late as they were awarded a penalty. Darren Cassidy stepped up but Wade was to come up trumps with a fine save down to his right. Almost immediately Swilly went up the pitch and made it two, substitute Bobby Hanlon finished expertly with his left foot as it fell to him from six yards. They now advance to the national stages of the draw were they would hope for a home draw to ignite the great cup tradition from years gone by. USL SOCCER: COCKHILL, SWILLY AND LETTERKENNY THROUGH IN CUP CLASHES was last modified: October 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cockillintermediate cupLetterkenny Roversswilly roversUSL
The devil is in the detail: small-scale sexual segregation despite large-scale spatial overlap in the wandering albatross
Sexual segregation in foraging habitat occurs in many marine predators and is usually attributed to competitive exclusion, different parental roles of each sex or niche specialisation associated with sexual size dimorphism. However, relatively few studies have attempted to understand the patterns and underlying drivers of local-scale sexual segregation in marine predators. We studied habitat use, diet and feeding ecology of female and male wandering albatrosses Diomedea exulans, fitted with GPS and stomach-temperature loggers during the chick-rearing period (austral winter) at South Georgia in 2009. During this period, when oceanographic conditions were anomalous and prey availability was low in waters near the breeding colony, the tracked wandering albatrosses showed high consistency in their foraging areas at a large spatial scale, and both males and females targeted sub-Antarctic and subtropical waters. Despite consistency in large-scale habitat use, males and females showed different foraging behaviours in response to oceanographic conditions at a smaller scale. Males appeared to be more opportunistic, scavenging for offal or non-target fish discarded by fishing vessels in less productive, oceanic waters. They exhibited sinuous movements, feeding mostly on large prey and consuming similar amounts of food during the outbound and return parts of the foraging trip. In contrast, females targeted natural productivity hotspots, and fed on a wide variety of fish and cephalopods. They commuted directly to these areas; most prey were ingested on the outbound part of the trip, and they often started their return after ingesting large prey at the farthest point from the colony. Together, these results indicate that sexual segregation in core foraging areas of wandering albatrosses is driven by sex-specific habitat selection due to the low availability of prey in local Antarctic waters. This segregation results in different feeding behaviour at local scales which may be explained by differing breeding roles and degree of parental investment by each sex, with females investing more than males in reproduction. Further investigations are necessary to confirm the existence of this pattern through time under contrasting environmental conditions and to identify the drivers responsible for local-scale sexual segregation in wandering albatrosses.