1 Radamel Falcao Radamel Falcao has flown back to Monaco with Chelsea set to cancel his loan deal, according to reports in France.The striker moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer but he has endured a miserable time.The Colombian has been troubled by injury and he has found the net just once in 11 appearances for the Blues.And now, according to La Provence, Falcao has flown back to Monaco to discuss his future with his parent club.The Ligue 1 side are happy to welcome the 29-year-old back into the fold after shelling out nearly £50million to sign him from Atletico Madrid in 2013.Falcao’s departure from Stamford Bridge is expected to provide youngster Patrick Bamford with a chance to stake his claim for a spot in the first-team squad.
1 Liverpool have been linked with Alex Teixeira who has been strongly linked with Chelsea Having missed out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan in 2013, Liverpool are reportedly going back to Shakhtar in a bid to lure Alex Teixeira to Anfield.Mkhitaryan opted to join Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund back then, but now it is said that Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre has flown to Florida to try and seal a £24m deal for Teixeira.The Shakhtar forward has been heavily linked with Chelsea and is currently in the middle of the Ukraine league’s winter break.However, there are reports flying around that the 26-year-old has injured his hamstring and some Liverpool fans could only laugh at the news given a number of the club’s players have suffered with the same injury.
Roy Hodgson 1 Pictures of what is supposedly England’s new football kit have been leaked online.The shirt is a step away from the fairly plain designs of recent years.Take a look at the shirt, and some of the reaction on social media, here…
1 Second half goals from Kingsley Coman and Robert Lewandowski were enough to hand Bayern Munich a 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.The pacesetters took their time against their eighth place opponents, who boast the likes of Ricardo Rodriguez and Julian Draxler amongst their ranks, but eventually broke the deadlock after 66 minutes.Coman, on loan from Juventus, pounced on a deflected Lewandowski shot to side-foot home and hand Pep Guardiola’s team the lead.And Lewandowski ensured victory eight minutes later as he flick Franck Ribery’s chested pass beyond Koen Casteels.You can see the two goals below… Bayern Munich players celebrate
An LYIT student has won a major accountancy award.Grainne Boland was the runner-up in the CPA (Certified Public Accountants) All Ireland competitionGrainne, from St. Johnston, is student of LYIT after returning to education in 2009, and seized the opportunity with both hands as she decided to follow her dream of becoming an accountancy professional. Dedicating herself to her studies, she achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting from LYIT. She also has an Ordinary Degree in Accounting and a BTEC HND in Marketing from the North West Institute.Hundreds of hopefuls entered a CPA competition and five finalists were chosen to present in front of a panel of expert judges who picked the ultimate winner. The interviewing panel consisted of Marc O’Dwyer, CEO of Big Red Book, Alex Fisher, Vice President Training Skills, State Street and Niall Byrne, Vice President, CPA who questioned the finalists on why they wanted to become members of the CPA and the accountancy profession in general.“In my opinion, principles including integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, respectfulness and loyalty are fundamental to the accounting profession. It has taken courage to return to education to pursue my dreams, but it has definitely been worthwhile and I look forward to the day when I can refer to myself as a professional CPA.” Said Grainne.Grainne also represented LYIT when she was part of the team along with Declan Hegarty, Ursula Molloy and Peter Mameev who competed in the CIMA Global Challenge with the winning team representing Ireland in the World Challenge in China. Unfortunately for the Letterkenny team they earned a very worthy second place.Grainne returned to LYIT in September to continue her studies for a Masters in Accounting, after which she plans to pursue a CPA qualification. ST JOHNSTON WOMAN PROVES SHE HAS A HEAD FOR FIGURES! was last modified: December 21st, 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:Grainne BolandSt Johnston
The consortium bidding against Highland Radio for the upcoming radio license has scored a major blow by scooping one of its leading contributors.Professor Roy GreensladeProfessor of Journalism Roy Greenslade is a well-known voice over the local airwaves on the Shaun Doherty Show.But the former Daily Mirror editor, who has a house in Ballyare, has joined rival Charlie Collins’ Donegal Commercial Radio Broadcasting Ltd as an independent director. The new signing will be seen as a huge feather in the cap of the rival group who, along with Highland, must submit their application to the Broadcasting Association of Ireland by Monday next.Greenslade, who divides his time between Brighton and Donegal, is an international media commentator and columnist with The Guardian.The Tirconail Tribune reports that he joins other big hitters on the board of the new consortium including businessmen Paddy Simpson and US-based Danny Doohan.They will have to put together an impressive package together if they are to oust Highland who are the most successful local radio station in the country. It is thought that the BAI will opt for an oral hearing from both groups which will be heard in Co Donegal before Christmas. BATTLE FOR RADIO LICENSE HOTS UP AS HIGHLAND MAN JUMPS TO RIVAL CONSORTIUM was last modified: September 19th, 2013 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:Highland RadioProfessor Roy Greensladeradio consortium
1 Manchester United are ready to splash £24million on Roma star Alessandro Florenzi.The 25-year-old has caught the eye in Serie A this season and has attracted clubs’ interest from around Europe.The Italian, who can play at full-back or on the wing, has seven goals already this term and could be on the move this summer.Indeed, according to TMW, Manchester United are willing to pay £24m to land Florenzi.The Premier League giants have dispatched scouts to watch the Italy international in recent weeks and they’ve been impressed by what they’ve seen.Should they land Florenzi, it is reported Manchester United would deploy him as a right-back to make up for the disappointing form of Matteo Darmian. Manchester United target Alessandro Florenzi
Guus Hiddink lost his FIRST game since taking over as Chelsea manager – Swansea were the team that ended Chelsea’s 15-game unbeaten run 500 – This is how many points Everton have now earned in the Premier League era (1992/93 onwards) – click the arrow above, right, to see more stats from the weekend – James McCarthy’s goal for Everton was cancelled out shortly afterwards by Jose Holebas in the 1-1 draw with Watford. Norwich have kept just ONE clean sheet in 17 Premier League away games this season – Norwich lost to Palace on the weekend, which was actually the Eagles’ first win since DECEMBER 8 14 – Kasper Schmeichel’s clean sheets this season – The Leicester goalkeeper is on course to win the Golden Glove competition. 8 8 8 8 Against Arsenal, Andy Carroll scored the fastest Premier League hat-trick this season, while no player in the top flight this season has had more than his 10 shots on goal against the Gunners. – Carroll’s heroics looked to have beaten Arsenal as West Ham came from 2-0 behind, but Laurent Koscienly equalised in the 3-3 draw. 8 To stay up Aston Villa must win all five remaining games and Norwich lose each of theirs, with Villa also reversing their goal difference, as they are currently 19 goals worse off than the Canaries. In addition, they can’t have Sunderland picking up any more than three points, while Newcastle are not allowed more than five. – Miracles can happen. Possibly. 8 8 Aston Villa are still hanging on to their Premier League status, but only just.It is possible for them to survive, though they need an extraordinary set of events to go their way.The club face Man United next Saturday in what is sure to be an uneventful game considering the stat included here about the Red Devils.Click the arrow above, right, to see more stats from the weekend. 46 – In 2016, Man United have had the fewest shots on target in the Premier League – Wonder what the game against Aston Villa next week will be like… BONUS STAT: Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in La Liga to score more than 30 goals in six successive seasons – Ronaldo scored goal no.30 in Real Madrid’s 4-0 win against Eibar
Tottenham star Harry Kane admits finishing below Arsenal this season would be a bitter pill to swallow.Spurs have sat ahead of their north London rivals since January, but Sunday’s defeat at home to Southampton means they can be overtaken on the final day of the campaign.Arsenal have closed the gap to two points following their draw at Manchester City and will finish second if they win at home to Aston Villa next weekend and Tottenham lose at Newcastle.A superior goal difference of 13 means a draw against the Magpies, who will be already relegated if Sunderland beat Everton on Wednesday, should be enough for Spurs – who are looking to finish above the Gunners for the first time since 1995.“Finishing third would be hard to stomach,” Kane said.“To finish above Arsenal would be a very good thing. It is not something I think we focus on at the start of the season but now we are here, it would be good.“It would be good for the fans to have the bragging rights for the first time in a long time. We want to finish second. It is in our hands, we have just got to win our game and the job will be done.“We all know what it means. We have not won the league this year but there is still a lot to play for and that is definitely one thing. The fans are urging us on.”Tottenham seemed destined to end their rivals’ hegemony in 2012, when they sat 12 points clear of Arsenal in February, but Harry Redknapp’s side collapsed and ended up fourth, one point behind.The dip has been far less dramatic this time around, but Spurs appear vulnerable heading into the final day.Their laboured performance against Southampton, in what was their final home game of the season, suggests there may be lingering disappointment from their failed title challengeThey have now taken only two points from the last nine available.“It has been a long season,” Kane said.“We have been fighting hard, mentally and physically, but I still think we looked good out there against Southampton. We played good football.“In recent weeks we just have not been finishing teams off. We have been going ahead, and then maybe lacked concentration.”The season has been particularly long for Kane, who has played every one of Tottenham’s 37 league matches and made 57 appearances overall for club and country.“I feel good. I look after my body, which is important,” Kane said. “I feel fit and ready. Hopefully we’ll finish strong next week and then I’ll look forward to the Euros.” Finishing below an out-of-form Arsenal would be a bitter blow for Spurs 1
1 Michel Platini UEFA president Michel Platini’s ban from football has been reduced from six years to four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Platini and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter were initially given eight years by world football’s governing body over a two million Swiss francs payment, worth around £1.4m at current exchange rates, made by Blatter to Platini in 2011.That December ruling was reduced to six years by a FIFA appeal panel in February and has now been reduced again by CAS, but the Lausanne-based court has backed FIFA’s judgement that the payment was “unfair” and a “conflict of interests”.A spokesman for Platini’s lawyer has already confirmed that the 60-year-old Frenchman will now resign as UEFA president, a position he has held since 2007.The three-man CAS panel, chaired by Italian Luigi Fumagalli, heard all the evidence in the case afresh in eight hours of testimony on April 29.Blatter and Platini have always maintained that the payment was back-pay for consultancy work the former France and Juventus star did between 1998 and 2002, and it was based on a “gentleman’s agreement”.They have repeatedly claimed that Blatter agreed to pay Platini an annual salary of one million Swiss francs, worth £700,000 now.But CAS could only find evidence of a contract for 300,000 Swiss francs and noted that the 2011 payment came more than eight years after Platini’s work at FIFA had finished, but four months before Blatter won the 2011 presidential election.CAS said “it was not convinced by the legitimacy of this payment” and said Platini also “benefited from the extension of a pension plan to which he was not entitled”.
1 Andros Townsend is determined to take his chance with England ahead of Euro 2016, having gone from reserve football to potential Three Lions international in the space of six months.Until January the man that helped shoot Roy Hodgson’s team to the World Cup finals in Brazil was on the periphery at club level, never mind with his country.A high-profile spat with Spurs’ fitness coach in November led Townsend to be frozen out by Mauricio Pochettino, meaning most of his time was spent with their under-21s before the £12million move to Newcastle in January.The winger has looked revitalised at St James’ Park and, while understandably disappointed about the Magpies’ relegation, his form earned a timely recall from Roy Hodgson.Townsend was part of the 26-man provisional squad named on Monday and is determined to make the most of the opportunity to prove his worth before the squad is cut to 23 for Euro 2016.“It was no secret that I wasn’t playing enough football and my confidence was low,” he said.“I needed to get back playing week-in, week-out. I knew if I got back to my best I could get in the England squad.“On a personal level it’s worked out, but it’s a shame I couldn’t help Newcastle stay in the Premier League.“I always had the belief that my quality would shine through and I’d get back to where I wanted to be. But it was difficult.“When you’re going to Chester on a Monday night to play against Liverpool under-21s you don’t see yourself making the England squad for the Euros six months later.“I didn’t foresee it, but had enough faith in my ability to know that if I got the chance to play regularly I’d get my form back.”Turning out for the under-21s as Spurs soared up the Premier League was a low moment, but now Townsend is making the most of getting things back on track.“I’m just warming up and getting into my stride,” said the winger, who netted four goals in 13 appearances for the Magpies.“I’m feeling great and am disappointed the season ended when it did. Hopefully I can extend the season a lot more.”Hodgson’s clear faith in the winger makes that a realistic aim, with the England boss often calling on him even when out of the side at Spurs.Rafael Benitez appears to have similar belief in Townsend, helping him flourish during the pair’s short time together at Newcastle.“He’s been great with me,” the winger said of his club manager.“When he walked through the door I was struggling with an injury, but he said, ‘I know you’ve got an injury, I’m not going to rush you, I’m going to help you get back to your best’.“In the last few weeks I’ve been close to my best. It’s not for me to talk about whether he stays.“Hopefully whatever happens will be sorted pretty soon, but I’m just focused on working hard with England and trying to make the final 23.” Andros Townsend is hoping to impress Roy Hodgson in England training
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Everton’s ambitious super-rich new owner Farhad Moshiri is making an astonishing attempt to buy Joe Hart. The Iranian money man is ready to throw around £40million at a bid for the Manchester City star in the hope that Pep Guardiola can be persuaded to sell. And the Goodison supremo will back that up with a fortune for Hart, who will be offered around £200,000-a-week. (Daily Mail)Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to become the first signing of the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United. Ibrahimovic, a free agent after his contract with Paris St Germain expired, has agreed a deal to join United this summer. (Daily Mirror)Jose Mourinho may raid his old club Chelsea as he looks to spend the £200million transfer kitty he will be handed by Manchester United this summer. With Mourinho set to take over at United from Louis van Gaal, who was sacked on Monday, he is keen to sign midfielder Nemanja Matic. He also wants to lure Everton’s central defender John Stones. (Daily Mail)Chelsea are confident they will re-sign Romelu Lukaku this summer after the Everton striker made a return to Stamford Bridge his first-choice destination. (London Evening Standard)Arsenal expect to announce the £30m signing of Granit Xhaka in the next 48 hours. The deal has been agreed, medical passed and even publicity photos done but they rushed it through at the weekend to allow the midfielder to join up with Switzerland’s Euro 2016 squad. (Daily Mirror)Loris Karius will become a Liverpool player this week after arriving on Merseyside to finalise his £4.7m transfer from Mainz. The German goalkeeper will undergo a medical over the next 24 hours after the Reds agreed a deal with the Bundesliga club. (Liverpool Echo)Stoke fear star Austrian star Marko Arnautovic will quit the Potters this summer. Arnautovic, 27, is refusing new terms to make him Stoke’s best-paid player ever and is understood to be on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar. (Daily Mirror)Bournemouth are weighing up a £4million move for Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason. Midfielder Mason started just eight league games during Spurs’ title bid and could be allowed to move on after falling down the pecking order. (Daily Mirror)Everton are interviewing nine managerial candidates — and their former boss David Moyes is on the list. They have already spoken to Frank De Boer and Manuel Pellegrini and are due to sound out Europa League-winning Sevilla boss Unai Emery. Ronald Koeman of Southampton remains first choice to succeed Roberto Martinez but the Toffees fear they will struggle to persuade him to leave St Mary’s. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Ray Wilkins tells talkSPORT: Jose Mourinho is a winner… he is the right man for Manchester United‘Strategy may have changed’ over plans to make Ryan Giggs future Manchester United manager – Rene Meulensteen‘We could all see the strain on Louis van Gaal…it was unbearable’ – Marcel van der Kraan on Manchester United sackingGunners set to battle it out with Roma for Villarreal defender Mateo MusacchioBlues joined by Bayern Munich AND Barcelona in battle for £29m Roma starManchester City table £19m bid for Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson MoraesWest Ham and Southampton ready to battle it out for Juventus striker Simone ZazaEverton FAIL with £10m move for Lille defender Djibril SidibeTottenham weighing up approach for £10m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk winger Marlos
The third annual Pride of Centra Awards ceremony took place in Killashee Hotel in Co. Kildare yesterday where 17 Centra employees were honoured for their passion and commitment they have shown in the workplace in 2016.Two of the shortlisted candidates are Donegal employees; Ronan Cunningham from Centra Killybegs was nominated for the Pride of Centra Employee Award category while Máirtín Kelly from Centra Mountain Top was nominated in the Pride of Centra Outstanding Contribution Award category.Presented by broadcaster Sybil Mulcahy, the Pride of Centra Awards were established to acknowledge staff who demonstrate passion and enthusiasm in cementing Centra as the number one convenience retailer at the heart of communities across the country. These 17 Centra employees were selected as finalists out of 11,000 staff employed in Centra stores across the country, demonstrating the significance of their achievement. Ronan Cunningham received his nomination for the customer relationships he has built. 2016 was also a great year for Ronan as he combined his love for music and his role at Centra! He wrote a football song in support of the Ireland team heading to the Euros entitled ‘Nous sommes the Irish’ with customers becoming big fans.Máirtín Kelly was honoured in the Outstanding Contribution category for his work with people with disabilities and under privileged colleagues and customers in his store. He is an inspirational leader that has cemented his business as a truly open and inclusive member of the community in Mountain Top.Four category winners were: • Pride of Centra Employee Award – Sean O’Shea from Centra Dooradoyle, Co Limerick• Pride of Centra Department Manager Award – Celine Cassidy from Centra Bridgetown, Co Wexford• Pride of Centra Store Manager Award – Elaine Kirwan from Centra Charleville (Limerick Rd), Co Cork• Pride of Centra Outstanding Contribution Award – Eileen Lynch from Centra Carnmore, Co GalwayThe 17 finalists represented nine counties; Donegal, Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Waterford, Sligo, Wexford, Kilkenny and Galway. All shortlisted candidates were recognised for their ongoing commitment to their work with community initiatives, charity organisations, customer service and engaging activities in-store.Commenting on the Pride of Centra Awards, Luke Hanlon, HR Director of Centra, said; “It has been a really exciting year for Centra with our new ‘Live Every Day’ brand positioning which encourages people to make the most of every day and the finalists here today have been key in bringing this to life.“We are extremely proud of the 11,000 staff members who represent the Centra brand and these awards are important in recognising outstanding staff members commitment to their customers and their local community. Their dedication is very important to us as we understand the strength they bring to the Centra brand and today we show our appreciation of that. I would like to congratulate all our finalists on this wonderful achievement.”Donegal Centra employees honoured at National Awards Ceremony was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Centra
An enterprising team of TY students are forming a smart gameplan ahead of the all Ireland finals of the Student Enterprise Awards – and they are calling on Donegal to support their next move.Loreto Letterkenny’s Emma Howard, Aifric Ní Fhearraigh, Jade McCollum and Alanna Sweeney designed ‘Hotspots’ a boardgame based on Donegal Tourism that won the Donegal Enterprise Competition on March 14th.The team are eagerly anticipating the National Finals for Student Enterprise which will be held in Croke Park on May 2nd. All regional winners will be present. Team HotspotsThese ambitious students’ Hotspots Board Game is bilingual, being playable in English on one side and in Irish on the other, to fit in with 2018 being ‘Bliain na Gaeilge’. This exciting new Board Game contains a number of Donegal’s high profile tourist destinations including Glenveagh National Park, Fanad Lighthouse, Malin Head, Horn Head and Slieve League as well as some of Donegal’s top businesses. The game has been endorsed by Foras na Gaeilge and by Daniel and Majella O’ Donnell.Deputy Joe McHugh launched the exciting board game on the 19th of February. Since their regional win, the girls are now looking at ways of adapting the board game for different counties. They have sold 513 games to date.‘It has been an amazing journey and we have learned so much’ said Sales Director, Aifric Ní Fhearraigh.The girls are now calling on Donegal to support them ahead of the National Finals, you can do this by boosting their social media platforms by liking and sharing their pages. Their Facebook is – @hotspotsboardgame2, Twitter – @Hotspotsgame and Instagram – @hotspotsboardgame. Minister Joe McHugh launched Hotspots, pictured with the team’s classmates enjoying the game Hotspots is currently on sale in Brian Mc Cormick Sports and Leisure, Tinney’s, Tourist Info Letterkenny, Oideas Gael, Four Masters Bookshop, The Silver Tassie Hotel, The Mulroy Woods Hotel, Precious Moments, Sprint, Easons Letterkenny, Siopa Uí Dhomhnaill, Croithlí, Siopa Mhicí, Josie Molloy’s Gweedore, The Old Seadog Downings, Sweet Haven Downings, Glenveagh, Lurgybrack Open Farm, Fanad Lighthouse, Oakfield Park, Toymaster Ballybofey, The Villa Rose Hotel, Jackson’s Hotel and The An Grianán Theatre.Student business team plot next move for ‘Hotspots’ board game was last modified: April 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:hotspotsLoreto Letterkennymini-companystudent enterpriseTransition Year
Job Vacancy: A Donegal business is seeking to recruit an Office Administrator in the Donegal Town area.This is a temporary full-time position and is 40 hrs per week; which will include flexible hours and Saturday work.Essential Job Skills and Qualifications: Precious accounting and bookkeeping experienceDebtors & Creditors/Accounts payable and all related mattersGeneral Administration ExperienceStrong IT Skills – i.e. full knowledge of Microsoft Office and Good Typing SkillsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsStrong organisation skills with keen attention to detailThe ability to work as part of a team with a can-do attitude and collaborative approveA professional telephone mannerStrong customer service skillsThe ability to multi-task, prioritise, meet deadlines and work independentlyTransport management skillsTo apply for this role, please send your CV, with Office Administrator 311 in the email subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.orgClosing date for applications Friday 9th November 2018Job Vacancy: Full-time Office Administrator required was last modified: November 5th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:AccountingadministrationBookkeepingdonegal town jobsfull-time jobsJob VacancyOffice Administratoroffice jobs
Job Vacancies: Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim are currently hiring for three vacancies at their Killybegs base. Management are seeking applicants for the roles of Qualified Accountant (preferable CIMA or ACCA) and two Receptionists – Dispatchers.See below for job details for each role and application information: Position: Receptionist – Dispatch x 2Location – KillybegsThese positions will have dual roles shared between a Transport Dispatcher and Front Office Receptionist. Under general supervision, the transport dispatcher schedules and dispatches a range of transport services in accordance with needs identified, available resources and in line with standard operating procedures. He/she is also responsible for the inputting, maintenance and submission of the required monitoring on the reporting systems. Under general supervision, the Front Office Receptionist has a duty to ensure the first encounter of people accessing Local Link, either in person, by telephone or social media, has a professional, friendly and a competent experience. Duties and responsibilitiesPromptly and professionally responds to passenger service requests and, subsequently, schedules transport services to meet the needs of passengers and partner organisations to assure timely and efficient services in line with company policies and proceduresAnswer customer service telephone, provide general information to current and potential passengers (timetables, public transport service timetables) and determine specific service needs in relation to accessibility and location. Research addresses and verify pick-up and destination informationEnter passenger information on ITMS Monitor, review, update and maintain the data base regularly or as required and comply with GDPRUse a computerised scheduling and Mapping system to input passenger and service information, to plot and design services based on passenger requirements and to make transit service bookingsAssist the Management Team with preparation of schedules and passenger information for service providers/drivers based on the strategic planning of service provision and on passenger requestsCommunicate with transport providers/drivers and Day Centres to discuss passenger logs, passenger requests and scheduling issues. Act as a resource for drivers to discuss safety and other issues arising on a daily basis or as requiredTroubleshoot problems encountered while providing service and take steps to remedy identified problems and coordinate with management team on problem resolutionBe responsible for the inputting of required information to the Integrated Transport Management System (ITMS) and other reporting systems and assist in compiling and submitting completed and accurate monitoring data to the Management Team on a monthly basisUpdate Social media pages on route information and promotions when requested. Maintain incoming and outgoing registers including post, visitors and staff.Manage main phone switch. Manage and maintain housekeeping records and supplies.Skills and personal qualitiesKnowledge of reading and interpreting maps and scheduling effective routing and journey planning on a computerised systemSkilled in record managementAbility to be courteous and respectful and discrete in providing customer servicesAbility to utilise standardised IT packages along and programme related systems with a working knowledge Microsoft Office and Excel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the publicExperience of working with community and voluntary organisationsPrevious experience in a busy working office is desirable. Be positive in disposition and work as part of a team.Be flexible and adaptableBe open to training and upskilling.The salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.Working week – 37.5 hours (9am – 5pm Mon – Fri, Half hour lunch break)Please forward a cover letter and your CV by email only to: SITT1hr@gmail.com No later than 12 noon Friday 21st June 2019.Shortlisting may apply.Canvassing will not be tolerated and will disqualify potential candidates.Position: Qualified Accountant preferable CIMA or ACCALocation: Killybegs, Co. Donegal. The main responsibility of the post is the maintenance of financial records, the processing of income and expenditure and the undertaking of a range of financial reporting and administrative tasks. The post operates in a team environment and successful candidate will be expected to work in a collaborative manner with co-staff and management. From time to time the post requires an element of working unsocial hours and travel. This role will report to management.Duties and responsibilities Administer accounts receivable and accounts payableProcess sales invoicesAdminister day to day financesPrepare monthly accounting reconciliations and reports to deadlinesAdminister credit control/debt collectionAdminister payment of bills, invoices and staff expense claimsMaintain records of invoices and receiptsPrepare monthly reports for fundersEnsure financial controls are adhered toAssist in preparation of year end auditWith management, improve financial controls within the organisationAssist with procurement and risk management processEnsure compliance with good financial governance inline with legalisationUndertake and other duties as requested by managementEssential CriteriaQualified Accountant preferable CIMA or ACCAMinimum 3 yrs. experience in a similar roleExcellent IT Skills, particularly in Excel, MS Office, Sage and Thesaurus Excellent Organisations SkillsPrevious experience in financial controlStrong knowledge and experience of accounting software packages (Sage)Hands-on experience in small/medium organisations desirable. An understanding of the Voluntary SectorUltimately, you will ensure all financial transactions are processed accurately and on time.Be positive in disposition and work as part of a teamBe flexible and adaptableBe passionate and energetic about the workHappy to work for the voluntary non for-profit sector. This post is part-time (20 hours per week) with a possibility of future full-time employment. The Salary will commensurate with experience and qualificationsPlease forward a cover letter and your CV to:SITT1hr@gmail.com no later than 12 noon Friday 21st June 2019. Shortlisting may apply. Canvassing will not be tolerated and will disqualify potential candidates. Jobs: Receptionists/Dispatchers and Accountant sought by Local Link was last modified: June 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:AccountantdispatcherFinanceKillybegslocallinkReceptionistsouth donegal jobsTransport
BY KENNETH McDONAGH: A Penumbral lunar eclipse, will occur on 28th November, 2012 here in Ireland.It will start at 12:14pm and end at 4:00pm.Irish people should be alert for the moon turning red during the day and the sky’s look set to be clear with a possible freezing fog in places but it should not cause to much harm just get to high ground. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow). This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon.The type and length of an eclipse depends upon the Moon’s location relative to its orbital nodes. Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be viewed from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth.A lunar eclipse lasts for a few hours, whereas a total solar eclipse lasts for only a few minutes at any given place, due to the smaller size of the moon’s shadow. Also unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any eye protection or special precautions, as they are no brighter (indeed dimmer) than the full moon itself. SPECTACULAR LUNAR ECLIPSE ON WEDNESDAY was last modified: November 27th, 2012 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:SPECTACULAR LUNAR ECLIPSE ON WEDNESDAY
THERE were massive queues outside of many Galway City pubs today as an unofficial ‘Donegal Tuesday’ drinking session gets underway.The event has been slammed by official students union bodies.This picture of one queue – near the Hole in the Wall pub – was posted on a Galway taxi company Twitter feed earlier. Last year Gardai made a number of arrests.A Facebook page supporting the event says: “Paint Galway town green & gold for the day, have a good one, look after yourselves and your friends and please drink responsibly”, the page said.The official Rag Week was done away with in 2011 because of anti-social activity. HUGE QUEUES AT GALWAY PUBS AS ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ GETS UNDERWAY was last modified: February 18th, 2014 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:Donegal TuesdayDrinkingGalwayrag week
Are you called Duffy, O’Neill, O’Reilly or O’Donnell? If you are, you may be an heir to a fortune!Hundreds of Irish names are on the British Treasury’s list of unclaimed estates.Millions of pounds could therefore be lying in wait for the heirs of Irish people who died intestate in Britain. One of the largest cases was that of an Irish woman who left an estate in Belgravia, London, valued at over £1.5 million.Estates of those who die with no obvious next-of-kin automatically default to the British Government.Each year, approximately 2,000 cases are referred to the Treasury Solicitor’s Department.Last year the British Government collected £33 million in unclaimed estates. Fraser & Fraser, a London firm specialising in probate research, has handled over £100 million of inheritance in the past 10 years.They estimate that Irish cases account for about 10 per cent of their caseload.One case was the story of Michael Moran, who died in London aged 84 with an estate of £300,000. Born in Westport, Co. Mayo in 1922, Mr Moran died intestate in 2007 in Windsor.Using parish records, Mr Moran’s heirs were found and his estate was distributed.Another of Fraser & Fraser’s three teams repatriated some £4 million to beneficiaries in Ireland in a single 18-month period up to 2011. At present Fraser & Fraser, who have featured on the BBC TV series Heir Hunters, have details of an unclaimed case valued at £45,000 under the name Michael Delaney, a 70-year-old bachelor who died in Luton, Bedfordshire in 2000.The Bona Vacantia list, within the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, holds more than 10,500 unclaimed estates.Among them are hundreds of Irish-born men and women who died intestate between 1997 and 2012.Many Irish surnames such as Brennan, Connolly, Fitzgerald, Murphy, Kelly, O’Brien, O’Neill and O’Connor feature on the Treasury’s lists of unclaimed estates from across Britain, including London, West Yorkshire, Kent, Sussex, Essex and Staffordshire. The list is updated weekly — however no values are included to avoid fraudulent claims.The Treasury only deals with solvent estates of £500 or more.Many of these estates are worth little but others include bank savings, life insurance policies and real estate valued at tens of thousands of pounds.Bona Vacantia make enquiries for entitled kin on their website as well as in national and local press advertisements.Respondents are required to provide evidence of their blood relationship in the form of birth, marriage and death certificates, along with evidence of their identity.Two thirds of people in Britain have no will and every year over 12,000 people die without leaving any entitled kin next-of-kin.The most recent Bona Vacantia list shows details of 16 deceased persons all listed with birthplaces in Ireland. These include:■ John Watson, a bachelor, aged 82 years, who died in Plaistow, London, in October 2012■ Eugene Fitzpatrick, a widower, aged 88 years, who died in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, in February 2007■ James Emmett O’Reilly, whose marital status is unknown, aged 58 years, who died in Harrow, Middlesex in April 1989■ Anthony McDonagh, a widower, aged 89 years, who died in Halifax, West Yorkshire in February 2008■ Michael O’Donnell, aged 45 years, who died in Gillingham, Kent, in June 2003ARE YOU A SECRET MILLIONAIRE? FORTUNES UNCLAIMED IN BRITAIN was last modified: December 26th, 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:ARE YOU A SECRET MILLIONAIRE? FORTUNES UNCLAIMED IN BRITAIN
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA – Attorneys for the city of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took a judge’s advice and entered into mediation again on Friday but did not reach an agreement. The talks were suggested by Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter Polos, who is presiding over the trial of the city of Anaheim’s lawsuit accusing the Angels of breach of contract. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardMoreno’s attorneys argue the Angels owner has the right to market his baseball team any way he wants, as long as he keeps the word Anaheim somewhere in its name. On Thursday, baseball historian John Thorn testified that Anaheim has disappeared “about 99.9 percent of the time” from public reports on the team. He said such Web sites as Yahoo Sports and ESPN.com use “Los Angeles” or “Los Angeles Angels” when reporting scores. Angels attorney Todd Theodora said “Anaheim” has continued to appear in several publications including the Ottawa Sun, The Missourian and a paper in the Virgin Islands. Major League Baseball for the first time also is selling a calendar with the full team name, he said. The trial is scheduled to resume Monday. Associated Press Negotiators met for three hours, city spokesman John Nicoletti said. The sides held similar unsuccessful talks several times before the trial began. Anaheim’s attorneys say team owner Arte Moreno violated a 10-year-old contract and cost the city $100 million in tourism revenue and publicity when he changed the club’s name from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Antoine Griezmann netted a double to book France’s place in the Euro 2016 final, sending world champions Germany home with a 2-0 win at Stade Velodrome.Didier Deschamps’ men will face Portugal in Sunday’s match at Stade de France – LIVE on talkSPORT – thanks to a hard-fought performance against Joachim Low’s side.The Germans dominated possession in the first half, but the Euro 2016 hosts were ahead seconds before the interval as Bastian Schweinsteiger was penalised for a handball in the box. Forward Griezmann, 25, stepped up to send Manuel Neuer the wrong way from the spot. The normally reliable Neuer was at fault in the second half as he dropped the ball when collecting a cross, which the Atletico Madrid striker tidied up, reacting quickest to put his side two up, edging them closer to the final.Germany looked to pull one back, with Hugo Lloris making a stunning save late on as the French also took home a clean sheet.The atmosphere was electric in Marseille before kick-off and the game started openly, with Germany dominating possession and France struggling to get the ball without N’Golo Kante, who was on the bench.The host nation nearly scored one of the goals of the tournament after six minutes when Griezmann combined brilliantly with Blaise Matuidi. The latter made two neat one-twos on the left with the Atletico forward, who eventually got a flicked return on the edge of the box but he was on his weaker right foot and Neuer made a comfortable save.Olivier Giroud should have put the men in blue ahead when he was sent clean through on goal. He raced through but he lacked pace as the German defence soon tracked back to prevent him from getting a shot off.While the Germans had more of the ball, they had less chances as Lloris was rarely tested. On the occasion the Tottenham goalkeeper was called into action, he performed brilliantly, diving low to his right to get a hand to Emre Can’s 10-yard strike.France were penned in, as a Germany goal looked imminent, but it was Deschamps’ men again who had more testing efforts, Neuer saving Payet’s free-kick with relative ease.Griezmann looked sharp throughout and, as the game looked to be heading into the break still goalless, the Frenchman stepped up to coolly convert a penalty on 45 minutes. That came after Schweinsteiger was pulled up for a handball in the box when he jumped for a header, and the Atletico man made no mistake.Germany suffered a cruel blow early in the second half when Jerome Boateng pulled up with a suspected hamstring problem and the former Manchester City defender had to be replaced.As Boateng sat on the bench worried about potentially missing the final, his side conceded a second just over ten minutes later.As Pogba – linked with a move to Manchester United in a reported £100million deal – found space on the left, he was soon closed down but he showed fancy footwork to put the ball onto his weaker foot, sending a cross in from the left wing. The normally cool Neuer came out but he fumbled the ball and it fell to Griezmann, who needed no second invitation to drill through a crowded box into an empty goal.Germany looked like they would react well by pulling one back as right-back Joshua Kimmich, of Bayern Munich, sent a curling shot past Lloris and crashing into the upright.Low’s men struggled to find a way through in the closing stages, with Griezmann nearly grabbing a hat-trick on the counter, as Deschamps’ men booked their place in the final. 1 Antoine Griezmann: The Atletico Madrid frontman netted twice to book France’s place in the final
Anthony Franciosa, whose strong portrayals of moody, troubled characters made him a Hollywood star in the 1950s and ’60s but whose combative behavior on movie sets hampered his career, has died, his publicist said Friday. He was 77. Franciosa died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a massive stroke, publicist Dick Guttman said. The actor’s wife, Rita, and children were present. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a longtime friend, visited the family later, Guttman said. Franciosa was part of a new wave in the mid-20th century who revolutionized film acting with their introspective, intensely realistic approach to their roles. Most of them were schooled in the method acting of New York’s Actors Studio. They included Marlon Brando, James Dean, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters and Paul Newman. Franciosa was once married to Winters, who died last weekend. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card From his first important film role as the brother of a drug addict in “A Hatful of Rain,” Franciosa became known for his portrayals of complicated young men. He received a 1956 Tony nomination for his performance in the role he created on Broadway, then an Oscar nod. In 1957, the actor appeared in three other films, “This Could Be the Night,” “A Face in the Crowd” and “Wild Is the Wind.” Franciosa’s career continued in high gear with such films as “The Long Hot Summer,” “The Naked Maja” (as Goya), “The Story on Page One,” “Period of Adjustment,” “Rio Conchos” and “The Pleasure Seekers.” The actor’s behavior on movie productions became the subject of Hollywood gossip. The stories alleged fiery disputes with directors, sulking in his dressing room and outbursts with other actors. “I went out to Hollywood in the mid-1950s,” he remarked in a 1996 interview, “and I would say I went there a little too early. It was an incredible amount of attention, and I wasn’t quite mature enough psychologically and emotionally for it.” Besides Winters, Franciosa was married to writer Beatrice Bakalyar and real estate agent Judy Kanter, with whom he had a daughter, Nina. His last marriage was to Rita Thiel, a German fashion model. They were parents of sons Christopher and Marco., 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Usually balmy Southern California will get downright chilly this weekend as a blast of cold air moves in from Alaska, bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and snow to the local mountains, forecasters said Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch beginning tonight, warning of cold temperatures, wind gusts up to 40 mph and significant precipitation, including snow to the 1,500-foot level. “The bulk of the rain will come Saturday,” said Bill Forwood, meteorologist with the NWS. “You’ll have showers that will last through Sunday.” The NWS expects between 1 and 2 inches of rain in the San Gabriel Valley, Forwood said. Rain and snow will make travel treacherous, officials said, especially along Interstate 5 from Castaic to the Grapevine, as well as Interstate 15 through Soledad Canyon. “People like to go to the mountains when there is snow, but they need to make sure that the roadways are clear and open and that they have chains if required,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Humberto Jimenez. Rainfall from tonight through Sunday is expected to range from a half-inch to an inch across coastal and valley locations, with 2 inches in the foothills and mountains. Officials at mountain resorts say they will welcome the snow, but the stormy conditions might slow traffic over the weekend. “We’re looking forward to it. Any snow that we get is going to be fantastic,” said John McColly, director of marketing for Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood. “I think we are going to see good business this weekend, but not huge crowds because of the weather. I hope we have great business next week.” Ventura County agriculture officials said the Southland’s winter has been mild, encouraging avocado trees to bloom early, and farmers fear the cold snap could slow the bloom and reduce next year’s crop. Agricultural Commissioner Earl McPhail said farmers will be staying close to home this weekend to protect their crops. “These late winter storms are pretty unpredictable, especially this far south,” he said. “Normally we don’t have any major freezes after February, but anything is possible.” email@example.com (805) 583-7602
KilcarUp to 80 premises are without electricity in the general Kilcar area due to a fault.The fault occurred around 6.30pm amidst the high winds during Storm Abigail yesterday (Thurs).According to the ESB it could be after 4pm today (Friday) before service is restored. PARTS OF KILCAR STILL IN THE DARK AFTER STORM was last modified: November 13th, 2015 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:kilcarpower cutStorm Abigail
BY EMMET RUSHE: We have all been there…you are sitting on the sofa and your eyes are burning in your head. Every time you blink, you feel as though you are going to fall into a coma.You get up, struggle into the bedroom and slide under the bed sheets. As you lay your head on the pillow you look forward to a great night’s sleep…….but it doesn’t come.Instead you restlessly toss and turn all night, spending endless hours staring at the ceiling, checking the clock, looking at the time on your phone and wondering why you bothered getting into the bed in the first place. Finally you fall asleep, only to have the alarm rudely awaken you 2 hours after you finally managed to drift off in the first place.Welcome to bedtime……..The recommended amount of sleep per night should be between 7-8 hours.The average for adults today is around 6 ½ hours. No big deal, right?Wrong!Sleep is the ultimate recovery tool. It is how our bodies and minds repair and recover from daily stresses and it is also how our bodies recover from our exercise and training sessions.It is as important as a proper nutrition plan when it comes to your weight loss or muscle building goals.Everything that you do will be affected by a lack of sleep. Your food choices will be poorer.When you are tired, you will always be looking for ways to give yourself a kick start.High sugary foods, energy drinks and high levels of caffeinated drinks are usually the first thing that people will reach for to get them through the day.You will probably not have the time or energy prepare proper meals and may be tempted to go for the pre-packaged processed food choice, or the take away.Your Body will work against you.In a sleep deprived state, our bodies wreak havoc with our hormones. Our stress hormone cortisol will be high and our hormones Leptin and Ghrelin can also be affected.If cortisol is high during sleep you can be in a heightened state of alertness, not what you want for going to sleep.When stress is high we are more prone to retaining water and this can affect our weight also.Ghrelin is a hunger stimulating hormone that tells us when to eat.Leptin is an appetite suppressant hormone that tells us when to stop eating.When we are in a sleep deprived state we have higher levels of Ghrelin and lower levels of Leptin, which means we will have a false hunger and this can contribute to the poor food choices mentioned above and we won’t know when to stop eating them.This can all lead to excess weight gain. Advertisement What can we do to help?Here are 10 strategies that can help you to wind down and relax and may help you to get a better night’s sleep.Set a bedtime and stick to it.Turn off all technology for 2 hours before bed.Read a book.Take a bathGet your room to the right temperature; not too cold, not too hot.Invest in a good mattress and some good pillows.Avoid caffeine.Eat carbs in your last meal before bed. (They won’t make you fat)Once your alarm is set, don’t look at your phone and turn your clock so you can’t see it.Drink some chamomile tea before bed.Sleep is underrated by a lot of people when it comes to their goals, but it could be the ace in the pack that helps you win or lose.#TrainSmart If you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program based on your starting point, please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/Rushe-Fitness-120518884715118/?ref=hlEMMET RUSHE: HOW SLEEP CAN HELP YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT was last modified: February 29th, 2016 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:emmet rushesleep
A free event which focuses on ‘shining a light on Lung cancer’ will take place on the fifth of November at Glenveagh National Park.The group will meet at the visitor’s center at 6pm, and will do a 5K walk with some informal talks about lung cancer.The event has been organised by Anne-Marie Baird, a Donegal scientist based in Dublin. Anne-Marie says; “I work on lung cancer and this November I am bringing ‘Shine A Light on Lung Cancer’ to Ireland for the very first time. The aims of this event are to increase lung cancer awareness, help tackle the stigma associated with the disease and raise funds for research.”“In Ireland, lung cancer kills more males than prostate cancer and more females than breast cancer, yet few are aware of this fact or of the symptoms associated with the disease.”Attendees are asked to dress appropriately and bring a torch!You can RSVP by following this link:https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/donegal-shines-a-light-on-lung-cancer-tickets-28553349838 Donegal scientist hosting free event to ‘shine light on Lung cancer’ was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:anne-marie bairdcancerEventfreeGlenveaghlung cancer
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Letterkenny Branch) is hosting a Traditional Singers’ Night at 9pm on Wednesday 1st March. It will be held at Letterkenny Community Centre in the pre-fab at the far west end of the Community Centre complex.Have a song or two (Gaeilge nó Béarla) ready. Good craic is guaranteed and the night will be very informal. Hope you can come. Tea and sandwiches will be served half way through.Cead isteach: saor in aisce. Have a song or two (Gaeilge nó Béarla). Beidh fáilte romhat!Further information 087 6188350Traditional singers sought for night of craic! was last modified: February 21st, 2017 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)
A man who punched a priest during Mass has escaped a jail sentence.Pensioner Seamus Doherty, 66, attacked Fr Michael McKeever at St Colmcille’s church in Glendowan, Churchill.Doherty had constantly tried to interrupt Mass which was being conducted by Fr.McKeever on January 15th, 2011. He was roaring and shouting abuse during the ceremony as he held a bottle of alcohol.At one stage he claimed the clergy were responsible for the suicide of a young man in the area.He was drunk and refused to leave when approached by a number of mass-goers.When Fr McKeever went down to the congregation to finally ask Doherty to leave, he was punched in the forehead.Doherty appeared in court in January and Judge Paul Kelly warned he was considering taking the accused “off the street.”“I have heard this man has problems. It may well be better that he is taken off the streets to address these,” said Judge Kelly.Doherty, of The Rock, Churchill, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today, Thursday, for sentence in relation to the assault.Judge Paul Kelly viewed a probation report which included recommendations from a psychiatrist.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client would probably be unable to do any community service work and the psychiatrist agreed that he would be best served being supervised.Judge Kelly agreed and ordered Doherty to comply with the Probation Services and Co Donegal Mental Health Services for 12 months.He also fined him a total of €300 for other offences including being drunk in a public place and obstructing traffic.DONEGAL MAN WHO PUNCHED PRIEST DURING MASS ESCAPES JAIL was last modified: March 15th, 2012 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:assaultChurchillFr.Michael McKeeverSeamus Doherty
Jose Mourinho is almost at the end of his debut season as Manchester United manager, with one Premier League game and the Europa League final to come.ResultsMoyes: At the end of Moyes’ only season in charge at Old Trafford, United finished seventh – the lowest they have been since Alex Ferguson’s departure. They won 19 Premier League games – though the Scot only led them to 17 wins from 34 before he was replaced by Ryan Giggs. The only silverware he claimed was the Community Shield, though even winning this underwhelming bauble was somewhat diminished considering United only beat Wigan to claim it.Van Gaal: The Dutchman led United to fourth place in his first season at Old Trafford, winning 20 league games – the highest figure since Ferguson’s retirement – but could only follow that by finishing fifth in his second year. They won 19 matches in 2015/16, but Van Gaal did lead the Red Devils to victory in the FA Cup.Mourinho: Even if United beat Crystal Palace on Sunday, Mourinho would have claimed only 18 wins this season – which will be the Red Devils’ lowest ever win total in the Premier League era. However, they have lost only five games (six if Palace win), which included a 25-game, top flight club record, unbeaten run. Under the Portuguese, United have won the Community Shield, the EFL Cup and are in the final of the Europa League.Verdict: Despite winning less league games than Moyes or Van Gaal, and finishing sixth, Mourinho has arguably the best record as United boss. They have already won one major honour under him, and if they claim the Europa League, the Red Devils would have won more trophies this season than they have altogether since Ferguson left. They will also qualify for the Champions League group stage, which would undoubtedly make him the biggest post-Fergie success in terms of results.Style of playMoyes: Moyes’ big mistake was trying to turn then-reigning champions United into Everton, rather than playing to their strengths. Though he fielded a classic 4-4-2, with two strikers and two wingers – as in the early Ferguson days – Moyes did not adhere to the ‘United way’ of swashbuckling, attacking football. The play was lacking in fluidity, was overly cautious and one-dimensional, and resulted in that famous ’81 crosses’ game against Fulham.Van Gaal: Fans expected ‘total football’ when LvG arrived at Old Trafford, but were treated to a defensive, low-tempo style of play which got progressively more sterile over the course of the Dutchman’s two seasons with United. They conceded fewer goals than Moyes’ United did, but scored fewer too; the nadir was netting just 49 Premier League goals in 2015/16. Van Gaal’s teams seemed obsessed with passing for the sake of it, knocking the ball about to no great effect as opponents sat back in comfort.Mourinho: There has been undoubted improvement in United’s style of play since Mourinho took charge, though the bar was set so low that is no real compliment. Scoring goals has been a continued problem for the Red Devils – just 52 netted in the league – though that is more down to bad finishing than a lack of attacking play. However, Mourinho has fielded very defensive line ups against the big clubs, and – like his predecessorts – he has faced criticism for what is regarded as a very un-Man United way of playing.Verdict: Again, Mourinho just about wins. United’s football has been incredibly dour since Ferguson left, but the Portuguese has at least brought back a feeling that a visit to Old Trafford will be a tough test. His United go on the front foot against lesser opponents, but have often been denied by bad finishing, excellent goalkeeping, and the woodwork. Performances against United’s main rivals have not been great, as Mourinho remains true to his cagey form against the big guns, and one would hope he changes in future seasons as Red Devils boss. Don’t bet on it, though.Transfers and spendingMoyes: Moyes was given a poor hand in the transfer market when appointed United boss. David Gill stepped down at the same time as Ferguson, with Ed Woodward stepping into the role of overseeing transfers despite having zero experience in that field. The club failed to sign Ander Herrera, and only brought in Marouane Fellaini in the summer – for more than his release clause. Juan Mata was added in January. Both players did not show their best under Moyes, but have been good servants for the club. In all, Moyes spent £64m – much less than either Van Gaal or Mourinho.Van Gaal: Following Van Gaal’s arrival, there was a concerted effort to seriously improve the United first-team squad. Herrera was finally signed, along with Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind, Tim Fosu-Mensah and Victor Valdes for a combined £146m. Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Sergio Romero and Anthony Martial were added the following year, with another £125 million splashed out. He spent a lot, and certainly didn’t improve things enough to suggest it was money well spent.Mourinho: Like Van Gaal, Mourinho was given free rein to purchase who he wanted for the price he wanted, and the Portuguese took advantage of that. Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly were brought in for £157m, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic added on a free. Bailly has been a roaring success and is young enough to provide top class service to United for the next decade, Ibrahimovic scored for fun before his injury and Mkhitaryan has enjoyed a fairly impressive season after a slow start. Pogba has struggled to live up to his price tag, and still seems to be finding his feet, but it would be wrong to write him off after one season. Like Van Gaal, Mourinho should be criticised for the lack of improvement made by his team despite the money spent on it.Verdict: Moyes certainly got the most bang for his buck at Old Trafford, having been handed little chance to raid the transfer market. Almost half-a-billion pounds has been spent on the United squad since Moyes left, and they have moved from 64 points in his season to a potential total of 69 this term. Five points is not worth that much money, and it is fair to say Moyes got a raw deal. Mourinho really needs to ensure he doesn’t spend every summer throwing cash at the problems he has to fix, as both he and Van Gaal have shown it doesn’t work.Overall verdictMourinho is doing just enough to elevate his reign above that of Moyes and Van Gaal, but the jury is still out. The Europa League final could be absolutely pivotal to his tenure. 1 Moyes v Van Gaal v Mourinho: Just who was better?
Letterkenny Ladies had their first taste of the Maire O’Donnell competition against Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club on Sunday 15th July, taking one and a half matches. Looking forward to the home leg, Team Captain Celine Bradley, declared she was very satisfied with the result against a formidable opposition.On Friday 13th July the Mixed Open Foursomes produced a marriage made in heaven with the Spences, Tracy and Keith returning 65.6 to win. The pairing of Sandra McMonagle and Paul Bryan came runners up with 66.2 and in third were Celine Bradley and Gerard Duffy with 66.6. Mr Captain, Niall O’Donnell was very pleased with the huge entry, proclaiming particular delight at the post golf atmosphere in the club house. As a result, it is intended to have another Mixed Foursomes on Fri 24th August.Many thanks to Magees Chemist who generously sponsored the Open on Tuesday 8th July. Always a great supporter of the club, the prizes were warmly received by the winner, Cynthia Fuery 37points, Runner Up Mary Murray 36 points, Gross Marian O’Sullivan 21 gross points, 3rd Celine Bradley 36 points B.O.T. Front 9 Jackie Ireland 20 points. Back 9 Peggy Forde 19 points. Visitor Mairead Harkin 29 points, Gweedore Golf Club. It was nice to see Mary Ellen McNulty take her first tentative steps on to the winners podium, with her win in the 9 hole competition on the 12th July with 16 points B.O.T.. May it be the first of many this year. Runner up Mary Murray 16 points.The 18 hole qualifier for the ladies club, Club Classic Team to be played on the 28th July was won by Marian O’Sullivan 36 points, Bridget McClafferty 34 points, Pauline Curley 30 points, Karen McGlinchey 30 points.Many thanks to the AIB who sponsor the Open on Tuesday 24th July, leading to a busy week of golf. A club 18 hole competition, in aid of breast cancer, is on Thursday 26th July. There is also another breast cancer fundraiser with the very popular NW Breast Care Unit Classic, sponsored by the Silver Tassie Hotel and Spa on Fri 27th July. Saturday 28th July is the Sigma Wireless Club Classic. Teams of four, any combination, are €100 and timesheets are in operation for all competitions. Please book online or contact the PRO shop 074 91 21150.On Monday 6th August there will be a ‘Save St. Lukes’ Ladies and Gents Singles Stableford Open with 1st, 2nd, 3rd and visitors in both ladies and gents sections. €10 members and €20 visitors. Timesheet in operation. Best wishes to Mr Captain Niall O’Donnell on his Captains Day on Saturday 21st July from Lady Captain Angela Kilgallen and all the ladies club. May it be warm, dry and stress free!Golf Knowledge and Rules:Permitted number of clubs (14) is the maximum allowable number of clubs a player may carry at the start of a round. The player may only play with the clubs selected prior to the beginning of the round.GOLF: LETTERKENNY LADIES NOTES was last modified: July 16th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Golf Club Ladies notes
GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWSCLG Chill Chartha would like to wish Mark McHugh, Patrick McBrearty and the Donegal Panel the best of luck in this Sunday’s Ulster Final. Orders for tickets must be in with Nicola (087) 4150188 before 3pm this Thursday. Full range of prices are available from Nicola.The Senior Team will play Killybegs in the Frankie Daniels Memorial Tournament this Saturday in Fintra at 3pm. All proceeds in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and please go along to support. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot and next week it is €1800 . Drawn prizes were €50 – Anne Deane, Cruckarra. €30 – Gavin Scullion, Muckross. €20 – Brian Byrne, Churchtown .The winning numbers were 7,11,24,29. Congratulations to Teresa Gallagher, Cashlings who won the Bingo Jackpot of €1600. Some of the winners were Mary Carr €100, Goretti Cunningham €70, Pamela Bonner €80 , Evelyn Boyle €70, Anne Byrne €70, Maria Boyle €70. Club updates are available on the new club website. Lotto sellers on Sat 21st July: Mark Sweeney, Pauric Carr, Seamus Cunningham & Stephen O’Donnell. Sunday 22nd July sellers are: John O’Donnell & Francis Byrne.GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 17th, 2012 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:GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS
ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTICE: The Sunday Morning U10 Football Academy has been cancelled for tomorrow, Sunday May 12th. Weather permitting it will return next week. Please pass the word on to family and friends that may not be on the e-mail list.NOTICE: ST EUNAN’S SUNDAY MORNING ACADEMY CANCELLED was last modified: May 11th, 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:NOTICE: ST EUNAN’S SUNDAY MORNING ACADEMY CANCELLED
Westend League Cup Results courtesy of inishowenfl.ieCarn F.C. 4 Carrowmena F.C. 1Carndonagh started brightly and were ahead inside the first 5 minutes when Daniel Mc Laughlin picked up the ball about 25 yards out, advanced past three defenders and found the net from close in. The score was doubled midway through the half after Mc Grenra accepted a pass from Ronan Doherty and finished from 12 yards. The home side continued to have the upper hand and added a third on 35 minutes when Eanna Newton’s powerful run carried him into the penalty area and he scored from 10 yards. The visitors tried to get back into the game after the break and pulled a goal back close to the hour mark when slackness in the home defence allowed Pearse Parkinson to head home. However, Carn restored their three goal advantage in the closing stages following good work by Declan Mc Gonagle Doherty turned and fired home from 8 yards to complete the scoring. Gleneely Colts 0 Killea F.C.5 The visitors were in the ascendancy throughout and ran out deserved winners as they recorded their first victory on their return to Inishowen football. And it was a personal triumph for Gary Crossan who notched up a hat trick. However, he had to wait until the half hour mark for his opener when he latched onto a ball from the right, rounded a home defender and drove the ball home from the edge to the area. There were no other chances of note in the half. Gleneely started brightly after the interval with Cory O’ Brien having the ball in the net but the score did not stand due to a handball infringement in the buildup. Crossan grabbed his second on 56 minutes when he headed home from 8 yards when he got on the end of a delivery from the left. On 63 minutes John Logue cut in from the left wing, advanced through the home rearguard and fired the ball to the net past Mooney for Killea’s third goal. With 20 minutes remaining Gleneely almost pulled a goal back but Cathal Diver’s header from an John Doherty cross shaved the post. The visitors completed the scoring with two goals in the final five minutes. First Frankie Mc Brearty turned the ball home from 6 yards following a goalmouth scramble and with a minute to go Crossan completed his hat trick from the spot after a handball offence. Rasheney F.C. 0 Buncrana Hearts 6 Buncrana dominated throughout, were 2 – 0 ahead at half time and ran out deserving winners. The home team created a few openings early on. John Mc Laughlin delivered through the centre to the inrushing Hegarty but goalkeeper Rory Kelly was alert and made a claim. Then the same player hooked high and wide when well placed after getting on the end of a deep cross from Mc Gilloway. But most of the play was in the direction of the home goal with the visitors holding the upper hand for rest of the half. They came close to scoring when Declan Fullerton set up O’Donnell but the latter’s ground shot beat keeper Noone but the ball went agonisingly wide of the left hand post. Then Noone reacted well to palm away a header from Robbie Fullerton and immediately afterwards Kieran Mc Daid was out of luck twice in quick succession after good work from Foreshaw and Mc Carron. Mid way through the half Foreshaw was denied by the legs of the advancing Noone. On 33 minutes Buncrana moved into the lead. Mc Daid was released along the left wing. He got close to the byeline and his low cross found Declan Fullerton who drove to the net from 12 yards for the opener. Within two minutes the lead was doubled when Liam Mc Carron’s excellent 30 yard attempt smacked back of the crossbar only for Mc Daid to hook home. There were further letoffs for the home goal before half time with both Fullerton and Mc Donnell not being able capitalise when excellent chances were created in front of goal. Rasheney got a sight of Kelly’s nets just after the restart but the keeper denied sub Charlie Doherty who shot strongly after latching on to a John Mc Laughlin cross field ball. But Buncrana continued to carve out openings and after Foreshaw and Fullerton came close, the visitors were awarded a penalty after Noone was adjudged to have fouled Fullerton right on the byeline. However, the keeper redeemed himself and made a superb save and then watched as the rebound being driven wide. Mid way through the second half Buncrana made it 3 – 0 when Fullerton set up sub Stephen Mc Hugh to score from close in. On 70 mins the home defence, already under severe pressure, had further pressure heaped on it when a defender was shown a second yellow card. The visitors went on to score three more goals. Mc Hugh fired home after getting onto Diarmuid Fullerton/s left wing cross, Mc Daid dribbled into the area and managed to evade several defenders before scoring and Mc Hugh completed his hat trick right at the death. Greencastle 0-8 Illies After 2 mins: Greencastles Rory Laffertys inswinging corner was gathered by illies keeper Grahame Doherty then on 5 mins a high ball into Greencastle box caused confusion and Paddy Doherty for illies gained possession and hit a low shot to bottom corner to give illies a 1 0 lead. after10 mins: Jack Keys for greencastle had a 12 yard shot blocked after good build up play from Andrew Mc Laughlin on 25 mins: Paddy Doherty for illies broke on the right hand side and crossed for Gerard Mc Daid who beat the offside trap and gave home keeper Mc Geoghan no chance to make it 2 0 in the 30th min, Illies increased their lead 5 mins later when Shane Devlin broke on his own from midfield, beat off a defender and rounded the keeper to roll the ball into an empty net to make it 3 0 after 35 mins: Greencastle had a chance when Christy Craig raced clear of the Illies defence but illies keeper cleared the danger in the 40th min Illies went 4 up when Liam Doherty squared from the left for Liam O’Connor to score from the edge of the box, on the stroke of half time illies went 5 0 up whe Liam Doherty played in Paul Doherty jnr who calmly converted to bottom corner 5 min into second half Greencastle had the first chance of the half when Michael Barr broke into the box and layed it off to rory lafferty who shot just wide, Jack Keys then played in christy craig whose shot was well saved,13 mins: Liam O’Connor raced clear of the home defence and blasted home to put illies 6 0 up, in 73 mins: Jack Keys shot grazed illies bar after good build up Illies keeper Graeme Doherty had a low save from a Cathal Kelly free lick, then Paddy Doherty for Illies lobbed home keeper after good through ball and then Gavin Doherty for illies volleyed home after cross from right hand side Moville Celtic 2 0 QPS This match was dominated by well marshalled defences with both sides limited to few chances. QPS were first to show when in the 9th minute Buchanan received the ball from a throw in on the right, cut inside, but his shot was weak and did little to trouble Moville keeper McLaughlin. Moville then produced some neat interplay which resulted in Sean Doherty attempting a long range effort which just missed the visitors far post. On the half hour Moville went a goal up. Moville captain Canning won the ball in midfield and chipped over the QPS backline to Boyce whose shot ricocheted nicely off the outrushing keeper McColgan for him to gather and stroke home into an empty net. QPS replied in the 34th minute with Buchanan’s well driven 25 yard free kick tipped over the bar by McLaughlin for a corner.Early in the second half, the ever dangerous Buchanan evaded a host of Moville tackles on the left enabling him to get a shot away with his right foot but lacked accuracy and struck the Moville side netting. QPS had all the concerted pressure at this point and moments later McColgan harried a Moville defender enough to win the ball at the touchline and produce a fine cutback across the Moville goal which was just missed by two inrushing Swifts attackers. Moville attacked with an over the top ball which the visiting defenders missed allowing McMonagle through on goal but his shot was wide of the target when well placed. The game was halted for a lengthy period following an injury to Buchanan and on the restart Swifts sub Johnston had a close effort from the left wing but failed to find the target. On the 80th minute Lafferty for Moville chipped a lovely ball to McElhinney past the QPS defence but his lob over McColgan hit the far post and was hacked to safety. A minute later Moville secured the victory after Doherty reacted well to a kick out from McLaughlin which the QPS defenders failed to cut out and gathered the ball, rounding the keeper and two defenders to cooly sidefoot home from 15 yards to make the final score 2 nil to the home side. IFL SOCCER: WINS FOR CARN, MOVILLE, KILLEA, BUNCRANA AND ILLIES IN WESTEND LEAGUE CUP was last modified: August 26th, 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:BUNCRANA AND ILLIES IN WESTEND LEAGUE CUPIFL SOCCER: WINS FOR CARNKilleamoville
The coveted Con-Sean Cup.The 17th annual Con Sean Darts Tournament takes place in the Bridge Bar, Carrick on Saturday 17th January at 4pm SHARP.€650 in prize money plus trophies for winner, runner up and highest checkout, this tournament attracts some of the top players in the North West and is always an enjoyable day four times winner John Flood will again be the man to beat as he tries to win the event for the fourth time in six years.Limited to 64 players all entry’s to be in by 9pm Friday 16th January the draw takes place that night in the Bridge Bar at 9:30pm and will be online that night. Enter this event by leaving your name on the Facebook event page here or text/phone 086-9969256.First Round best of 5Second Round best of 7Third Round best of 7 Quarter Finals best of 9Semi Finals best of 9Final best of 11Past Finals:2014 John Flood (Milford) 6-4 Gerard McGlynn (Glenfin) 2013 Dermot McGuire (Glen) 6-1 John Gallagher (Meenanary)2012 John McGinley (Glen) 6-4 Andrew Gillespie (Carrick)2011 John Flood (Milford) 6-4 John Murray (Milford)2010 John Flood (Milford) 5-1 John D Gallagher (Killybegs) 2009 Dermot McGuire (Glen) 5-0 Declan Cunningham (Inver)2008 John McGinley (Glen) 5-4 Declan Cunningham (Inver)2007 John Flood (Milford) 4-2 Kenneth Kennedy (Kilcar)2006 Kenneth Kennedy (Kilcar) 4-2 Tommy Feeney (Ardara)2005 Charlie Grant (Quigleys Point) 4-1 Declan Cunningham (Inver)2004 Garry Bell (Lurgan) 4-0 John Con McGinley (Glen)2003 Raymond Hegarty (Kilcar) bt John Con McGinley (Glen)2002 John Ward (Sligo) bt Joe Byrne (Sligo)2001 Gerald Harvey (Ballybofey) bt Alan McBrearty (Killybegs)2000 Seamus Curran (Carrick) bt Hugh Doherty (Carrick)1999 Kenneth Kennedy (Kilcar) bt Bernie Mullen (Killybegs)17TH ANNUAL ‘CON SEAN’ DARTS TOURNAMENT TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: January 7th, 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:CarrickDartsNoticesSportTournament
Donegal’s National League opener with Derry will be screened live on Setanta Ireland.Donegal’s Allianz National League opener with neighbours Derry will be screened live on Setanta Sports.Setanta Sports have issued the full schedule of fixtures that they’ll be screening live over the next number of months.Donegal’s clash with Derry will form part of an Ulster double-header on the channel. Donegal will play Derry on Setanta Ireland, while Tyrone’s clash with Monaghan will be shown on Setanta 1.Donegal’s clash with Dublin on the 7th of February at Croke Park will be shown live on Setanta 1.Donegal narrowly missed out on a semi-final appearance in the Dr McKenna Cup on Sunday, but manager Rory Gallagher has been happy with his side’s application.Donegal bounced back from defeat by Derry in their Dr McKenna cup opener to record wins over Queen’s University Belfast and Fermanagh. However, the season gets underway proper in Ballybofey next Saturday night when they welcome Brian McIver’s Derry side to Mac Cumhaill Park.If you can’t make the match, and you have Setanta on the TV, the you can watch the game from the comfort of your own sitting room.The full Setanta schedule for 2015 is outlined below.SETANTA SCHEDULE FOR 2015 (Subject to change)Allianz Football League January 31: Donegal v Derry, Setanta Ireland, 7pmJanuary 31: Tyrone v Monaghan, Setanta 1, 7pmFebruary 7: Dublin v Donegal, Setanta 1, 7pmFebruary 7: Meath v Kildare, Setanta Ireland, 7pmFebruary 28: Tyrone v Derry, Setanta Ireland, 7pmFebruary 28: Cavan v Down, Setanta 1, 7pmMarch 7: Dublin v Tyrone, Setanta Ireland, 7pmMarch 7: Cavan v Kildare, Setanta 1, 7pmMarch 14: Mayo v Dublin, Setanta 1, 7pmMarch 14: Meath v Laois, Setanta Ireland, 7pmMarch 28: Dublin v Derry, Setanta Ireland, 7pmMarch 28: Down v Meath, Setanta 1, 7pmAllianz Hurling League February 14: Cork v Kilkenny, Setanta Ireland, 7pmFebruary 14: Limerick v Waterford, Setanta 1, 7pmFebruary 21: Cork v Clare, Setanta Ireland, 7pmFebruary 21: Waterford v Laois, Setanta 1, 7pmMarch 7: Dublin v Cork, Setanta Ireland, 5pmDONEGAL’S NATIONAL LEAGUE OPENER WITH DERRY WILL BE SCREENED LIVE ON SETANTA SPORTS was last modified: January 20th, 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:donegalGAALivenewsSetanta SportsSportTV
Tir Chonaill Gaels GAA News:JuniorsThe Juniors proceeded to the semi-final of the championship on Sunday were they overcame Dulwich Harps in Ruislip in a winner takes all game. The Gaels shot into a 1-2 to 0-1 lead before Dulwich Harps got a goal back. That was the closest Harps got to the Gaels with the boys going on a 20 minute scoring spree to lead 3-9 to 1-1 at the break. The Gaels kept up the pressure after the break and the game was over as a contest after 15 mins with the final score 4-18 to 1-02. It was a stirring performance from the lads knowing that a loss would have put them out of the championship. Liam O’Regan and Gerard Geraghty led the defence well, Gavin McEvoy, Ryan Kearney and Ryan Elliott had good games in the middle with the main man McGinley rattling the onion bag for the 2nd game in a row.Next up is St Anthony’s next Sunday 13th September in Ruislip at 4.30pm in the semi-final who will provide a much sterner test for the boys.SeniorsThe seniors have had two quiet weekends, next up is Neasdan Gaels in the championship in Greenford on Saturday 12th September at 4pm.ReservesThe reserves play Fulham Irish in the championship at 2.30pm on Saturday 12th September in Greenford. A must win game for the boys.Charity CycleAway from football, all roads lead to Glen in Donegal this weekend. Stocker and his band of merry men depart from Co Down on Thursday on a 4 day trek across Ulster taking in 6 of the 9 counties and finishing in Glen on Saturday evening. There are numerous ex-Gaels joining in on various stages throughout the 4 days and it promises to be a great social occasion also. Stephen, Paul, Frank and Seamus have put in a great effort in organising the cycle and we wish them all the best and hope they raise a lot of money for the various cancer charities. If you wish to make an online donation you can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/TCGcharitycycle and thank you for your support.Vintage DaySunday saw another great day at Tir Chonaill Park were the annual Vintage Day drew another massive crowd who basked in glorious weather. Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella attended and were great sports; posing for photographs with Daniel singing a few songs to everyone’s delight. There were numerous bands, events, stalls auctions and raffles which raising massive amounts of money for charities. Well done to Tiny and his committee for another great day.Lottery Results – 3rd September 2015Numbers drawn 5, 10, 11 & 12Jackpot £1,450 – No Winner£25 Lucky Dip WinnersEddie Doyle, c/o TCGLucy McLoughlin, LiverpoolAlan Walsh, Club ChefBarney Breen, c/o TCGNext draw 10 September at the clubhouseJackpot £1,500Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS JUNIORS REACH CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL AFTER WIN OVER HARPS was last modified: September 7th, 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:Sport
Letterkenny brushed aside Strabane.Letterkenny 26 Strabane 0Saturday 28th November 2015Letterkenny welcomed their nearest neighbours Strabane to a wet and windswept Dave Gallaher Park on Saturday afternoon.Stand in captain Michael Foy elected to play against the elements in the first half and Letterkenny defended well in the opening period and kicked intelligently to bring play into the Strabane half. Strong carries in the forwards, particularly by Chris Digimas and Conor Dunleavy took play close to the try line. Sean Deery took an excellent line off scrum half Conall Sheridan to crash over for the opening try converted by Ryan Mortimer.Letterkenny kept the visiting defence busy with strong runs from John Anthony McFadden and James-Lee McLaughlin. Strabane attempted to kick for position but Letterkennys back three of Evin Walsh, Stephen Devine and Colm McNicholl dealt with the threats with confidence and ran back the kicks with interest.Midway through the first half Strabane had a sustained period of pressure inside the Letterkenny 22 but the home defence was disciplined and managed to hold firm with Mortimer producing the hit of the day to help regain possession.Following a kick upfield Letterkenny established good field position near the Strabane try line and Sheridan was rewarded for his work rate when he managed to ground his charge down of the attempted clearance to extend Letterkenny’s lead.The try was unconverted in the difficult conditions.The visitors struggled to get out of their own half and Mortimer danced around several would be tacklers in his own half before breaking up the centre of the pitch. Foy was in support to continue the move and had just about enough left in the tank to reach the line for Letterkenny’s third try which was converted by Mortimer to leave the half-time score 19-0. Mortimer couldn’t continue in the second half so McNicholl stepped into the 10 role and soon had Strabane pinned down inside the 22. The raw conditions were having an effect on the continuity of the game with many handling errors from both sides. Letterkenny looked fully in control of the game as the visitors struggled to get out of their half.Roger McLaughlin had to shift into the back line to cover John Anthony McFadden who left with an injury and found himself busy returning kicks to good effect.With the return of Mortimer to the field and an injury to a Strabane player both sides were now operating with 14 players.Eventually the breakthrough was made when Sheridan made it to the line for his second try with a snipe around the fringe of a ruck a few meters out. The fourth try of the day was converted by Mortimer.The hard work had been done previously when the visitors were having trouble coping with the charges of Dunleavy and both McLaughlins which was opening up space in the defensive line.Strabane, to their credit, didn’t lie down and tried to get something out of the game but solid home defence and great work at the breakdown by flanker Ladi Yuno turned the ball over repeatedly and Mortimer, McNicholl and Sheridan pegged Strabane back with intelligent kicks into space. No-one was disappointed to hear the referee blow for full time and the Letterkenny players left the field content with a bonus point win in a game they controlled from start to finish. Next week sees the start of the second half of the league fixtures and Belfast High School Former Pupils will be the visitors to Dave Gallaher Park. Letterkenny lost heavily to BHSFP in the first league game of the season but have improved week on week since then. Next weeks game should be a useful indicator of how much progress has been made by this young group of players in the season to date.Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8.30pm. All are welcome.RUGBY: LETTERKENNY BLOW AWAY STRABANE ON A WINDY DAY! was last modified: December 1st, 2015 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)
CAPPRY ROVERS NOTESCAPPRY ROVERS LOTTO The numbers drawn in last week’s draw were 2, 15, 18, 20.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was John Coyle, Blue Cedars.The numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 3, 4, 8, 13.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Jennifer Long, Castlefinn.Next weeks jackpot is €4200.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!CAPPRY ROVERSAfter a long lay off Cappry were finally back in action at the weekend when they travelled to The Moss to take on Drumoghill FC. Cappry were slow to get going in the 1st half and found themselves going in 2 nil down at half time. In the 2nd half Cappry battled hard to get back into it but could not find a way past an organised Drumoghill back line.Next weekend they face a very tough trip to Killybegs to face the defending champions, St Catherines. Kick off will be at 2pm in Emerald Park, Killybegs.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESThe away side started the better against a young Cappry side. The away pressed from the start looking for the opening goal but were unable 2 find away through the Cappry defence from open play. The home team went close to scoring first when Neil Patrick McDaid hit the crossbar from a tight angle. Erne did open the scoring when they scored direct from a free kick. The game remained 1-0 at half time. The home team started the second half much better and had Erne pushed deep into their own half. They came close to get back level when Conor Laverty found Leo Gallagher with his cross but the Erne keeper made a fine save. Cappry were pressing to get back level but couldn’t find away through the Erne defence. Erne were dangerous on the counter attack. With 10 mins to go Cappry finally got the goal they deserved when Kyle O’Meara finished well at the near post. Cappry pressed for a winner but couldn’t find one. Two team performances. Cappry are on their travels again next weekend when they travel to Killybegs to play St Catherines. Kick off will be at 2pm.CAPPRY CRUSADERS 14’sAfter an enforced layoff since mid November our U14 Crusaders made the short trip to play Bonagee Arcade last Sunday! With only 11 players travelling our boys started well, and tried to get their passing game going. Bonagee scored with three long range efforts and dominated the last ten minutes of the first half to lead 5-0 at half time. A team shuffle at half time saw Cappry put in a spirited performance with some heroic defending and dynamic midfield from the impressive Odhran Thomas who put in his best performance ever in the Cappry Colours. In a sweeping move Thomas, Keelan Browne and Owen Stewart combined to release Kian Mulligan who dispatched a clinical finish into the Bonagee net. A 6-1 final score does not reflect the effort put in by our boys as we finished with only 9 fit players. Well done to our boys for a committed performance for the full 70 minutes. Thanks to Bonagee for their usual sporting hospitality and a good game!CAPPRY ROVERS 12’sCappry played host to Lifford on Saturday afternoon in a game that had to be played at the Finn Valley due to the Saturday team playing at home at the same time. Cappry created numerous chances early in the game but lacked their clinical finishing. Lifford created a couple of chances of their own and converted their 2nd to go 1-0 up. This was to be as good as it would get for them because it seemed to drive the Cappry lads on and as soon as Kevin McCormack equalised following a great pull back from Mark Mbuli, there only seemed to be one winner. Cappry ended up 7-1 winners on the day with Luke McGlynn (3), Mark Mbuli, Daniel Marley and Shaun McMenamin getting the other goals.CAPPRY COLTS 12’sCappry Colts were away to Ballybofey Colts on Wednesday evening last at a very cold Finn Valley Centre. Ballybofey got off to a great start when they went 1-0 up after a mix up in the Cappry defence. Cappry fought back hard and equalised when Niall Ryan scored his 1st of the night. Niall got on the score sheet again before half time for his and Cappry’s 2nd.At the start of the 2nd half Cappry started where they left off and soon found themselves 3-1 up when Niall completed his hatrick. This was quickly followed by his and Cappry’s 4th goal of the night when the in form striker found the back of the net once again. Cappry were flying at this stage and Eoin McGonagle made sure of the points when he scored a well taken goal. A great team effort from the Colts.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our Facebook page for details of training sessions.SOCCER: CAPPRY NOW BOTTOM AFTER SUFFERING DEFEAT AWAY TO DRUMOGHILL was last modified: January 11th, 2016 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:Cappry Rovers FCsoccerSport
The Seals travelled to the Joey Dunlop Centre yesterday to take on Ballymoney A.S.C in the second round of the Provincial Towns League.Having been beaten narrowly by Ballymena in the first round the club needed a victory in order to secure their place in the league division two.The swimmers showed class in the first event the Medley Relays winning 7 from 8 comprehensively setting the tone for an exciting evening of competition. The younger age groups dominated throughout as did the senior boys. Two female B swimmers swam up an age group to strengthen the ranks and were hugely impressive and successful.A massive well done to all swimmers who gave their absolute all on a big victory over Ballymoney with a final scoreline of Swilly Seals 602 and Ballymoney 542.The next P.T L gala is at home against Lecale of Downpatrick in January. Having been beaten away in Downpatrick last season swimmers will be out to get a victory over the strong County Down outfit.In the meantime swimmers will be busy with the Bangor Minors Meet, War memorial and Winter Qualifying Meet in Lisburn. Swilly Seals back on winning streak! was last modified: October 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:SportSwilly SealsSWIMMING
Manchester United are plotting a £50 million move for Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon, but the player reportedly would prefer a move to Liverpool.According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea are all tracking the burgeoning star, but it is United who will make a £50 million move for him this summer.The 18-year-old enjoyed an incredible season as he helped the Cottagers back to the Premier League and the club have maintained he is not for sale.However, should a move materialise, it seems as though Manchester United would be in pole position.According to the Sunday Express, Sessegnon feels an incredible affiliation to Fulham having spent his entire career there.But he did grow up supporting Liverpool as a boy and would be interested to move to Jurgen Klopp’s side if a bid came in.The winger (who can also play at left-back) was a key member of Slavisa Jokanovic’s side last season – scoring 16 goals and recording seven assists.He subsequently won the Championship Player of the Season and the Young Player of the Season awards at the ceremony back in April. 1 The two Premier League giants could be locked in a transfer battle for the wonderkid
Panama 10 10 10 FOUR LANGUAGES, ONE NATION MAIS QUE 5 ESTRELAS 200 MILHÕES DE CORAÇÕES (MORE THAN 5 STARS, 200 MILLION HEARTS) 10 10 Japan Every nation’s fans get to pick a slogan to go on the side of their team’s World Cup bus. Unfortunately, the winning suggestions are all fairly sensible.Poland, for example, opted for ‘Go Poland!’ The guy who ‘created’ that won a free trip to Russia.Here are talkSPORT.com’s ten favourites. We’re not sure Peru understood the aim of the game.Australia Brazil IMPOSSIBLE N’EST PAS SENEGALAIS (IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT SENEGALESE) 10 Senegal Peru 10 BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, SOCCEROOS IN GREEN AND GOLD Switzerland ¡ESTAMOS DE VUELTA! ACA VIAJAN MAS DE 30 MILLONES DE PERUANOS (We are back! 30 Million Peruvian are travelling here) Uruguay 10 Nigeria England 10 THE WINGS OF AFRICAN PRIDE 10 SEND US VICTORIOUS ¡PANAMA! LA FUERZA DE DOS MARES (PANAMA THE FORCE OF TWO SEAS) いざ「闘え」、サムライブルー！(IT’S TIME TO BATTLE, SAMURAI BLUE!) BRILLA EL SOL EN RUSIA, EL CIELO ES TODO CELESTE (The sun shines in Russia, the sky is all light blue)
Ruben Neves has signed a new five-year contract which ensures his future at Wolves until 2023.The Portugal midfielder, 21, was hugely influential in the club’s successful campaign for Premier League promotion last season and has been rewarded with improved terms as a result. Delighted to sign a new deal with my club 💛🖤 Wolves ay we 🐺@Wolves @WolvesPRT pic.twitter.com/wMqFyTYIdn— Ruben Neves (@rubendsneves_) July 2, 2018 Neves said he is “delighted” to sign a new deal Wolves sporting director Kevin Thelwell told the club’s website: “Ruben has been an absolutely outstanding addition to the squad since his arrival last summer and is thoroughly deserving of his new deal.“It is no secret that there has been interest from other clubs, but Ruben is very mature for his age, incredibly level-headed, and loves being a part of the Wolves family.“He and his young family have settled very well in the area and he was very keen to continue his journey with Wolves into the top flight and beyond.“Ruben has taken everything in his stride since joining us, and I am positive he will continue his form into next season and have a huge impact on the Premier League.”Neves reacted to the announcement with the social media post below. 1
Burke has been at West Ham since he was nine Frank Lampard will return to his boyhood club West Ham to try and nab Reece Burke.New Derby manager Lampard has come in at the eleventh hour in a bid to pip Championship rivals Hull City to the Hammers academy graduate. Centre-back Burke, 21, was all set to join Hull for £1.5million on Monday after leaving West Ham’s pre-season training camp in Switzerland to fly home for a medical.Derby, though, have made an improved offer and West Ham fan Burke is also tempted by Lampard’s club connection, The Sun report.Lampard also came through West Ham’s academy before joining Chelsea, while his dad, Frank senior played more than 500 times for the Hammers.Burke would be Lampard’s biggest signing so far having taken the job in May and has already snapped up former Arsenal forward Aaron Eyoma on a free transfer.Burke is reluctantly quitting West Ham after being told his appearances would be limited under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.The East Londoner joined the club aged nine and played five Premier League appearances before being sent on loan to Wigan, Bolton and Bradford.The arrival of club-record signing Issa Diop for £24 million has pushed him further down the pecking order. 1
David Ginola believes Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has raised his game for France at the World Cup and described him as a complete player.Pogba has received great acclaim for his imperious displays in Russia, including another midfield masterclass against Belgium in the semi-finals. Ginola, who earned 17 caps for Les Bleus, says the country was waiting for him to step up and do more than he does at United.He told talkSPORT: “Pogba is the one who raised the level of his game.“The expectation was for him to just be as he was at Manchester United.“We were waiting and waiting, [saying] ‘come on Paul! Show more of what you’re capable of.“Now he’s taking the responsibility he should get in the team because he’s got the talent.“He’s got everything.” Pogba was superb against Belgium Kante has also been majestic for France 2 Ginola also had high praise for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, who has quietly gone about being sensational for France.He added: “Kante is probably the main man since the beginning of the competition.“We haven’t talked too much about him. But he is just vital and so important in the middle of the park.”Join talkSPORT for live commentary of England’s semi-final against Croatia tonight from 7pm to see if Gareth Southgate’s men can make history. 2
Unai Emery was keen to stress to Arsenal fans their current run of results are merely the start of a long process.The Spaniard accepted the daunting task of replacing Gunners stalwart Arsene Wenger after 22 years at the club in the summer, and has started his tenure with defeats from his opening two Premier League games. silverware gameday possible standings Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes ALTERED REVEALED “And also we need to continue doing today like the chances to score but also looking for these chances to score.”After losing their first London derby of the season, Emery must prep his troops for a tough looking tie against east London outfit West Ham United.Fellow new boss Manuel Pellegrini has also seen his side lose their opening two Premier League games.With the Hammers sitting bottom of the table, former Sevilla boss Emery knows his side have a fantastic chance to earn their first points of the season. NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Marcos Alonso scored the winner with ten minutes remaining at Stamford Bridge England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Emery cut a frustrated figure on the Stamford Bridge bench After slipping to defeat to Manchester City at the Emirates, Chelsea were next to inflict a painful defeat on the Gunners.However, there was plenty of heart on display from the away side at Stamford Bridge and Emery was far from dismayed from what he saw.“I think this is our process,” he told Sam Matterface after the game.“And our process today, we will look at the positive things on the pitch we are pressing above all for one attacking moment. Latest Premier League News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal He added: “Defensively at the moment I think we need also to continue to work because I think we need more time to be more compact on the pitch.“But it’s what we’ll work with every player on this time.“And also, this process, we play with two midfielders – one is 19, the other is 20 and I think for that we need to continue with passion, but working.“And we will in the next match against West Ham.” 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener
“I think it was the night before City signed Robinho from Real Madrid and my agent said, ‘Berba, there’s another team in for you’. I said, ‘F*ck off, we’re going to Man United’. He said, ‘But they’ll give you more money!“It’s not all about the money sometimes, though. I was like a horse with blinkers. For me it was the right decision because going to the top of the mountain was my dream, especially when you come from Eastern Europe, from a small town, and no one’s done it before you. It was a great feeling.”Although he has no regrets about joining the Premier League champions at the time, Berbatov admitted there was some unease at the way he left Spurs that August. no dice Berbatov became a hit at Old Trafford with United fans REVEALED smart causal Latest Premier League News silverware Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The time came when he decided to make the step up, with both City and United keen on signing him on deadline day in 2008.Having just been taken over by Sheikh Mansour, the Citizens were looking to make another serious statement having signed Robinho from under the noses of Chelsea for a British record £32.5million.However, they were to have no such luck with Berbatov. He explained to FourFourTwo how, despite being offered more money at the Etihad, it was a boyhood dream to sign for United.“I don’t think it was that close, to be honest. My agent told me about some interest but I said, ‘Don’t even bother mentioning anyone else, I’m going to Man United,’ because of the history, the players, the tradition, everything. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won His silky skills and clinical finishing endeared him to the Red Devils faithful Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Dimitar Berbatov has revealed he told his agent to ‘f**k off’ when he proposed a move to Manchester City over rivals United.In 2008, the Bulgaria international was one of the most sought-after players in the world after his dazzling skills at Tottenham Hotspur projected him into the limelight. 2 huge blow possible standings 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars However, the swaggering hitman concedes joining United was an easy decision in the end.“It’s difficult,” he added.“You see it all the time with players moving clubs. In my case it was me simply following my path, because ever since I was a small boy, I’d always imagined playing for the biggest club in the world.“When that moment arrived I know a lot of people were angry with my choice, but I needed to follow my path.”
ADVICE What is the team news?Huddersfield are without Ramadan Sobhi who has been struggling with a knee injury since pre-season.Jonathan Hogg is back available after suspension, whilst Steve Mounie could return to the starting XI after being dropped to the bench against Leicester.Spurs rested Harry Kane in midweek against Watford, but Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen look set to miss out through injury. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 1 BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Getty Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade FOOTBALL LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Spurs are back in the winning mentality as they head north to face rock-bottom Huddersfield.After a sticky patch that saw them lose three on the bounce, Mauricio Pochettino’s side look to have steadied the ship and will be eyeing another victory on the road. Huddersfield are struggling with second-season syndrome and are propping up the table after starting their campaign with four losses and two draws.It would be a huge shock if they could grab their first league win here – and David Wagner’s desperately need to find their shooting boots.What time is kick-off?This clash is set for Saturday, September 29.Kick-off in West Yorkshire is at 3pm.Last season Spurs cruised to a 4-0 victory here thanks to goals from Harry Kane, Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko.How can I listen on talkSPORT?We are covering this game on talkSPORT2 from 2.45pm.You can tune in all the usual ways – via your DAB radio, our mobile app or using the web player. silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY Wagner’s Terriers seem to have lost their bite this term
Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 silverware “So for Man United, the most important [thing] is to win something at the end of the season.“Maybe they can find the solution, to talk around a table because they are two winners and two warriors, everything now is possible now in football.”The pair were also caught on camera appearing to continue their disagreement during training last week.Manchester United’s current situation on the pitch is matching their situation off the pitch, as they have lost their last two matches to Derby and West Ham. FAREWELL REVEALED REVEALED Latest Manchester United News 2 gameday cracker Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Despite this, Pires retains his faith in Pogba’s ability and believes things can still turn around at Old Trafford.“Paul Pogba is a great player,” continued the former Arsenal man, ”He won the World Cup with France, he’s now playing for Man United.“He knows Man United is maybe the best club in the world, so they have a lot of pressure, but Paul Pogba is a great player.” Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder RANKED Pires insists Pogba can be a ‘great player’ for Man United deals IN DEMAND Robert Pires has urged Paul Pogba to sit around a table with Jose Mourinho and solve his problems with the Manchester United manager.The Arsenal legend believes his fellow Frenchman needs to open a dialogue with his boss in order to sort out their current dispute, which has seen Pogba stripped of his vice-captaincy.“For Mourinho and Paul Pogba, the most important [thing] is to talk to find a good relation,” Pires told talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams.“Paul Pogba, he fights for the Man United shirt, Mourinho is the same. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won boost Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? targets Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho were seen arguing on Wednesday morning Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested
2 Two of the Championship’s most under-pressure managers face off on Tuesday evening as Aston Villa host Preston LIVE on talkSPORT 2.Steve Bruce is being hounded out of Villa Park by the club’s fans who want to see a change in manager, while Alex Neil, the Preston boss, is facing the axe with his side rooted to the bottom of the league. Team news: Tonight’s starting XI and substitutes to face @pnefc.#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/ubJxg6iJMn— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 2, 2018 The Aston Villa support want Bruce replaced as manager 2 Harrop has been ruled out for the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament Team newsJosh Harrop is the latest name on Preston’s growing injury list, with the midfielder joining Sean Maguire, Billy Bodin and Calum Woods on the sidelines. Scott Hogan and Keinan Davis will miss out for Villa, while Tammy Abraham is fine to start after a late fitness test. The Lilywhites have won just a single match this season, scoring 11 goals and conceding 21 in the process, as Neil struggles to find his best XI with his squad struck by numerous injuries.Villa currently sit 15th in the Championship, though a victory on Tuesday evening could move them into the top six and ease some of the pressure on Bruce’s head.What the managers are sayingSteve Bruce (Aston Villa): “I know, with a club the size of ours, there is an expectation. But it is not a given we come to Bristol City and win the game three or four-nil. I will get on with it and then do the best I can. I know, with the squad of players we have that we are close. It’s patience and we will get where we want to be. Hopefully I am given the time.”Alex Neil (Preston): “Of course I worry, I would be lying if I said I was sat here really comfortable because I’m not. I’m concerned by the fact we need to pick up a lot more points and we need to pick them up quickly. Winning is a habit and sometimes losing can become a habit too.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of Aston Villa vs Preston, LIVE from 19:45. Click here for our online live stream This week’s talkSPORT commentaries Confirmed line-ups Hoffenheim vs Man City (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENAston Villa vs Preston (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENNapoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN 📝 TEAM NEWS: Two changes from Saturday’s game with Tom Barkhuizen and Lukas Nmecha coming in to the starting Xl. Brandon Barker misses out this evening through illness. #pnefc #COYW pic.twitter.com/6CyMRllapx— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) October 2, 2018
KILLYBEGS is celebrating a massive jobs boost today – with 36 new posts in the seafood processing sector and a further 250 in a pilot jobs initiative.The national seafood processing sector has been given a massive jobs boost with the creation of 160 new posts – 36 of them in Killybegs – over the next three years.Simon Coveney, minister for the marine, revealed 18 companies nationwide been approved for grant aid of 1.7 million euro to improve efficiency, promote consolidation and bring in additional income. A pilot jobs initiative for Killybegs has also been announced aimed at creating an additional 250 jobs in the area by 2014.Mr Coveney said the projects approved for support create additional income and employment.“For example, Fastnet Mussels in Cork will be investing in new capital equipment in order to produce value added cooked mussel products,” he said.“Atlan Fish in Donegal are developing a value added processing area in order to increase production and broaden their product range, while Rockabill Shellfish in Dublin plan to increase production of value added prawn products and improve efficiencies through the installation of energy efficient equipment. “In total 158 new jobs will be created around the country and will be a huge boost to local economies, many in rural coastal communities.”Elsewhere the Killybegs jobs initiative is the result of an economic study carried out for the EU Commission which assessed the status, development and potential diversification of Killybegs as a fisheries dependent community.Mr Coveney said: “It is clear from this economic report that significant job creation potential exists for fisheries-dependent regions such as Killybegs, provided there is a focus on the natural resources that are obvious to the region.“I am conscious that there needs to be greater integration and ‘joined up thinking’ from state agencies and stakeholders in the region if this potential is to be achieved. With that in mind, I’m establishing a focused expert group to identify a direct series of actions that I believe can deliver 250 jobs in the Killybegs region over the next three years.”The minister added: “I am confident that this model of co-ordinated developmentally focused activity which is concentrated on natural resources can be a good model to drive economic development and job creation in the Killybegs region.” DELIGHT AS 286 NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED FOR KILLYBEGS was last modified: June 3rd, 2011 by gregShare 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)
A judge in the North has warned that fraudster Francois de Dietrich must be ready to go to jail if he is found – but his case has been put back because the conman claims he can’t afford a legal defence.The conman faces an 18-month sentence for failing to disclose assets but his appeal was put back yesterday when the court was told the crook doesn’t have any money – despite stealing millions!Donegaldaily unmasked the fraudster six months ago, exposing how he bagged €20M from people in Donegal. Court proceedings launched by the Financial Services Authority led to an injunction banning de Dietrich and his company ETIC Solutions from taking any more cash from victomsThe regulatory body also obtained an initial order freezing more than £20m in assets linked to the businessman.De Dietrich was then held to be in contempt of an order to disclose his financial affairs in full to the FSA.Yesterday the North’s most senior judge Sir Declan Morgan was told that a solicitor for the businessman has been able to receive ‘indirect’ instructions from him. Sir Declan described the information given to him as “very opaque”.However, he agreed to take the case out and have it mentioned again in September.“It seems to us that the liberty of Mr de Dietrich is, at least in theory, at issue in this case,” he said.“Therefore where an issue of funding for legal representation to enable points to be made on his behalf arises we should afford a reasonable opportunity to enable an application for such funding to be obtained.”The judge added: “It remains the position that Mr de Dietrich is subject to the contempt order made by Mr Justice Deeny. “In the event he is discovered it must be expected he will be required to serve the term imposed on him.”CROOK FRANCOIS: COURT CASE ADJOURNED AS FRAUDSTER SAYS ‘I’M BROKE’! was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
BY MARIE DUFFYDermot Molloy is set to be available for selection for Donegal’s quarter-final match after a scan on his knee revealed no serious damage. The Glenties man hurt his knee during an Under-21 club championship game, and it was feared he would be out injured for Donegal’s big game.He will continue to receive treatment on the injury but managerJim McGuinness is said to be confident Molloy will be available for selection.Meanwhile, Rory Kavanagh is a major doubt because of an ankle injury which led to his first half substitution against Derry. MOLLOY TO BE FIT FOR DONEGAL’S QUARTER-FINAL MATCH was last modified: July 24th, 2011 by marieShare 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:Dermot Molloydonegal
Frozen outA well-known Letterkenny company has ceased trading with the loss of nine jobs. Morrison Foods Ltd, which employed 33 people in 2006, was founded in 1991 by Seamus Morrison.Raphoe potholes to be sorted – Councillor A lethal stretch of road ion Raphoe which has more than 100 potholes will be sorted shortly, local Counicllor Gerry Crawford has promised. He said he had been reliably informed by a council worker that the contractor would be on site on the road between Magherabann and Shannagh this weekName tags for bereavedA well-known Donegal undertaker has come up with a novel idea to make it easier to identify family members at wakes. Danny Morning of Morning Memorials in Letterkenny has produced name tags for family members such as ‘brother’, ‘sister’, ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ so people can sympathise with the right mourners.Nursing home gets green light Planning permission has been granted for a 68 bedroom nursing home on the outskirts of Letterkenny near Coolboy.Skateboarders take shelterLetterkenny Town Council is to press for funding to provide a shelter for the popular skateboarding area at the Aura Leisure Centre after a motion form Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh.Planning applications drop 75%This will come as no surprise to anyone..planning applications in the county have fallen to 2,234 last year, down from 9,300 in 2006. There have been just 1,163 so far this year. DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: September 15th, 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:Donegal news in brief
A study of more than a thousand skeletons dating from between the 8th to the 17th Century shows that medieval Irish women of advanced years suffered arthritis like we do today however those who suffered from osteoporosis tended to be fitter than modern day sufferers of equivalent age.“These clues could have vital implications for how we regard exercise in the treatment of osteoporosis today,” says Dr Carmel Silke of the Irish Society of RheumatologyThousand year old skeletons unearthed from a “lost” medieval graveyard in County Donegal are providing vital new clues which could change the way doctors treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases in Ireland, the Irish Society for Rheumatology can reveal. At its national meeting to be held in Sligo next weekend, the ISR will hear how a study of more than a thousand skeletons dating from between the 8th to the 17th Century shows that medieval Irish women of advanced years suffered arthritis like we do today however those who suffered from osteoporosis tended to be fitter than modern day sufferers of equivalent age.Experts believe that a possible reason for this difference is the fact that those older people who suffered from softening and thinning of the bones in medieval times tended to be far more physically active than their modern counterparts.The revelations are contained in a paper to be delivered at the Sligo Clarion Hotel next weekend by Dr Catriona McKenzie of Queens University Belfast who, along with The Institute of Technology in Sligo, has been examining the bones contained in the Ballyhanna graveyard in Donegal which was rediscovered after having been lost for centuries. A total of 1,280 skeletons have been uncovered.“These clues could have vital implications for how we regard exercise in the treatment of osteoporosis today,” says Dr Carmel Silke of the ISR. Furthermore, Dr McKenzie has studied the presence of arthritis in these skeletons. Common joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, have affected humans for thousands of years. However, it is only in recent decades that revolutionary treatments have altered the disease course, allowing such patients to lead normal lives. “This year our conference is entitled “Rheumatology in transition” and most of the speakers will be from the Island of Ireland given the many radical transformations and research now taking place Irish Rheumatology.”High on the agenda is the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in young people.“People forget that children also suffer from debilitating diseases like arthritis,” says Dr Silke. The challenges are to be outlined in a paper by Dr Orla Killeen of the National Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, who was until recently the only paediatric rheumatologist practicing in all of Ireland.The Conference, which will run on September 29 and 30 will also include the following talks: Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Disease in Transition by Prof Iain McInnes, Establishing a Database – Time to Stop Talking by Dr Austin Stack and a paper on the subject of Pharmacoeconomics (the cost of treatments for rheumatoid arthritis) delivered by Dr Roisin Adams. There will also be a debate between Mr Derek Bennett and Professor Geraldine Mc Carthy on the optimal management of osteoarthritis.ENDS The Irish Society of Rheumatology National Meeting will take place in The Clarion Hotel, Sligo September 29 – 30,BALLYHANNA SKELETONS HELP MODERN MEDICINE TO FIGHT BONE DISEASE was last modified: September 27th, 2011 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:ballyhanna skeletonsdonegal skeletonsmedical research
STAFF at Pramerica are getting ready for their company’s Global Volunteer Day this Saturday – with more than a dozen events planned to help charities.“After Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, I personally witnessed the transformative power of volunteerism and community service. Immediately following the disaster, our employees around the globe mobilized.” said Prudential (PFI) boss John Strangfeld, the parent company of the Letterkenny organisation.“In Japan, employees showed tremendous courage and compassion. Amidst their own hardships and personal losses, they found ways to check on their clients’ safety and see how they could help. Employees outside of the affected areas of Japan also responded with a generosity of support — seeking opportunities to assist in any way possible. These collaborative efforts embodied the ideals of service, solidarity, and the unifying belief that together we can make the world better.” PFI introduced Global Volunteer Day in October 1995 to celebrate employees’ volunteer activities. That year, more than 5,000 PFI employees and their families and friends worked on 100 volunteer projects in the United States and Japan. Last year, more than 25,000 people participated in 800 Global Volunteer Day projects in the United States, Ireland and eight other countries where PFI has a business presence.“Every year we marvel at the selfless efforts of hundreds of Pramerica employees who are so committed to giving back to the community through volunteer service with community-based organizations,” said Henry McGarvey, managing director of Pramerica Systems Ireland. “Global Volunteer Day is a special opportunity to recognise and honour their commitment to service.”Projects conducted on Global Volunteer Day include beautifying local parks, cleaning up school playgrounds, building homes, preparing food for the needy, caring for animals at a local shelter, holding a car wash for charity, mentoring children and many other activities.This Saturday an estimated 400 Pramerica employees, family members and friends will participate in the following: — A Fun Kids’ Day and beach clean-up to benefit the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lisfannon Beach in Fahan/Buncrana.— A clean-up of the Football Pitch area at Ballyraine Football Club, including painting storage facilities and goal posts and other activities. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Letterkenny— Sorting various items received by De Ja Vu, a subsidiary of St. Vincent De Paul. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny.— Painting at the Rathmullan Day Care Centre. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 20 Carraigh Craobh in Letterkenny.— A tidy-up of the gardens and grounds of Donegal Hospice, Knocknamona. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Letterkenny. — Special Olympics “ROCKS,” a fun day of activities at the Northwest Special Olympics Northwest Special Olympics for athletes and their families. Includes games, karaoke, face painting and art. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., St Conal’s Hall, Town Park, Letterkeny.— Charity walk to raise funds for the Letterkenny Autism Family Support Group. 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ards Forest, Creeslough.— 12K Foyle Tri Bridge Fun Walk/Run to raise money to help Foyle Search & Rescue build an extension to their headquarters. Begins at 11 a.m. at Sainsbury’s Car Park in Derry.— A car wash to help Rashenny National School purchase equipment for a new classroom it is building. 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Rashenny National School, Clonmany. — Helping the Tidy Town Group paint rooms in the Ramelton Town Hall and fences outside the building. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Town Hall, Castle St., Ramelton.In addition, several other volunteers will spend Friday night cooking meals that will be delivered the next day to local residents who ordered boxed lunches to help OXFAM Ireland raise money to ease the East African food crisis.On Sunday, several Pramerica volunteers will take part in a benefit walk for the Irish Seal Sanctuary, a wild life charity dedicated protecting rescued marine wildlife. It will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning at the forest entrance of the sanctuary near the bridge outside Gweedore, to Money Beg along Lough Nacung, and ending at the Dunlewey Centre, Co Donegal.And on the following Saturday, 8 October, volunteers will participate in two additional Global Volunteer projects. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, they will pack bags at New Dunnes Stores in the Forte Shopping Centre in Letterkenny to raise money to help Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton buy technical equipment such as computers, overhead projectors, photocopiers and whiteboards; and at the same time, other volunteers will paint and re-claim an overgrown car park area at Glenmornan Community Center at Glenmornan, Artigarvan, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Artigarvan.Follow the happenings of this year’s event on Twitter by searching for #PruGVD2011.PRAMERICA STAFF GET READY FOR GLOBAL VOLUNTEER DAY was last modified: September 29th, 2011 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:PRAMERICA STAFF GET READY FOR GLOBAL VOLUNTEER DAY
Presidential favourite Sean Gallagher has given two young Donegal brothers a commitment that he will use their pen to sign into the Aras – if her gets elected. Brothers Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey are the well-known as the owners of Donegal Pens.The Loughanure brothers met up with entrepreneur Gallagher at the Helix in Dublin yesterday at the RTE Radio presidential debate. Gallagher has been supportive of the Loughanure boys since they set up their enterprise over two years ago and has been in contact with them on several occasions.The boys were invited to meet the ‘Dragon’ and his wife Trish at the gig in Dublin on Saturday morning where the presidential hopeful gave them a commitment that he’d sign into Aras an Uachtarán using a Donegal pen if elected next Thursday.The brothers presented him with a bog oak pen made from wood from bog land at Inver, South Donegal.Mr Gallagher told the boys that he will pay a visit to their shed in the back garden at the earliest convenience, indicating that a presidential visit could be on the cards for the Gaeltacht village! Conor Mc Garvey, the youngest of the brothers, said the were delighted with Mr Gallagher’s recaction.“We have our pens all over the world. They are in the Dáil and now there’s one on its way to Aras an Uachtarán – we hope. Sean was very nice and delighted that the pens are doing so well for us.”The boys range of pen can be seen at www.donegalpens.comDONEGALDAILY.COM – FIRST WITH REAL-LIFE STORIES ACROSS DONEGAL!Ends DONEGAL BROTHERS READY FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL OF APPROVAL was last modified: October 22nd, 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:DONEGAL PENSPRESIDENTsean gallagher
MET Eireann today hit out at long term forecasts for a harsh winter – insisting they are not accurate…because they can’t be.Forecaster Pat Clarke urged people to “keep a sense of perspective” when reporting the weather.“We have seen a number of articles predicting extreme weather for October but none of those have come to pass. We would urge the public to concentrate on the short range weather reports which are most accurate. October has been a mild month and despite the wet weather Ulster has experienced exceptionally mild weather,” he said. Mr Clarke insisted: “Despite this, articles forewarning of Arctic conditions have proved wide of the mark. While these may be on the way they cannot be predicted accurately so no one can say for sure.”A number of online weather sites – based mainly in the UK – have predicted heavy snow.So there you have it folks…..we MIGHT get harsh winter – and then again, we MIGHT not!Time will tell….. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comNO EVIDENCE FOR HARSH WINTER – INSISTS MET EIREANN was last modified: October 28th, 2011 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 no showdonegal no snow!donegal snowdonegal weatherMet Eireann
A Letterkenny student is celebrating after scoring maximum points in her Leaving Certificate exams.Jane GormleyJane Gormley, a student at Loreto Convent, recorded an incredible seven A1s in higher level papers.Jane, from Lisnennan, is a daughter of Martin and Martina Gormley. Jane hopes to study actuary at UCD. LETTERKENNY STUDENT CELEBRATING AFTER SCORING MAXIMUM POINTS IN LEAVING CERT was last modified: August 14th, 2013 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:Jane GormleyLeaving cert
A WOMAN who went to pick up her husband who was on a night out found his body at the side of a Co Donegal road – the victim of a hit-and-run driver.Jo McSherry found husband Alan dead on the roadside just outside Bundoran just after 5am on Sunday.Mr McSherry, who was 48, was walking the two miles from Bundroan to his home in the townland of Boyannagh when he was hit by a car. Gardai found car parts at the scene. It’s thought Mr McSherry had called home for a lift and his wife went to see if she could find him when she saw missed calls on her mobile phone.She found her husband less than a mile from their home.The couple moved to Leitrim from Merseyside around 15 years ago after visiting Bundoran in a camper van.The couple were well-known around Bundoran. Mrs McSherry had worked at the a local adventure centre whilst her husband did part-time maintenance work. He had been in the Bridge Bar, where he did some work, on Saturday night.The head of the traffic corps in Donegal Michael Harrison urged the driver of the car to come forward.Anyone with information should call Ballyshannon Garda station on 071 98 58530. HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM NAMED: WOMAN’S HEARTACHE AS SHE FINDS HUSBAND’S BODY was last modified: August 26th, 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:bundorangarda appealhit and runMcSherrymerseyside
He has a good right hook but according to all reports in Donegal golfing circles he also has a great swing.George with Narin and Portnoo professional Daragh LyonsTV and radio presenter George Hook is holidaying in Donegal with wife Ingrid.And outspoken George proved nothing but a gentleman when he dropped into Narin and Portnoo Golf Club. Club professional Daragh Lyons took golf out on the course and said he was great fun and a mean golfer.Make sure you tell all those city folk how lovely Donegal is George! RADIO STAR GEORGE ‘SWINGS’ INTO DONEGAL TO PLAY A ROUND! was last modified: August 26th, 2013 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:Daragh LyonsGeroge HookgolfNarin and Portnoo
Gardai and emergency services are at the scene of a two car crash near Newtowncunningham.The crash happened just before 6pm this evening.It is believed one woman was hurt in the crash which happened close to the turn-off for Colm Dillon Motors. WOMAN HURT AFTER TWO CAR SMASH was last modified: October 8th, 2013 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:crashNewtowncunningham
MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed further efforts at an EU level to bring down the cost of mobile phone roaming charges.The move will affect many Donegal customers because of their close proximity to the border.Pat the Cope said today “Mobile and smart phone users can look forward to cheaper roaming costs from this summer as the European Parliament has finalised an agreement on the future of roaming for both the wholesale and the retail sector.” “Making a telephone call, sending a text message or consulting your emails whilst on holiday abroad in Europe will no longer cost a fortune.“The tariffs for mobile roaming within the European Union will substantially decrease in the next two years.”The new roaming charges will progressively go down and by July 2014, the aim is that roaming consumers will pay no more than 19 cents to make a call and 20 cents per megabyte of data.The cost of receiving a call will fall to 5 cents and sending a text to 6 cents. “Probably the most significant step forward for consumers in this Roaming regulation is the low cap on the roaming costs for data – from no caps on the costs per Megabyte so far to 0.70 EUR this summer and 0.20 EUR in 2014.”“From July this year, people will get a warning text message, email or pop-up window when they are nearing 50 Euros worth of data downloads.”The European Parliament will be voting on this decision in May and consumers travelling abroad can expect to receive lower bills from 01 July this year.”CUT IN MOBILE ROAMING CHARGES WELCOME – PAT THE COPE was last modified: March 29th, 2012 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:MOBILE ROAMING CHARGES
ENOUGH county councillors will vote today to enforce a ban on Donegal County Council officials from using personal data to track down people who haven’t paid the Household Charge, a councillor is hoping.Sinn Fein’s Jack Murray managed to read out his motion a fortnight ago before Fine Gael Mayor Noel McBride could stop him.That has meant the motion is on the agenda for today’s county council meeting. Cllr Murray says he now has the support of the independent councillors including Michael McBride, Labour’s Frank McBrearty and many of the Fianna Fail representatives.This will set a legal precedent in Donegal – if passed – where council civil servants will not be able to use utility bills and family welfare details to track down the estimated 70% of people in this county who have not paid the charge.Cllr Murray said: “I have personally contacted every single councillor and I am confident that the emergency motion I put to the council two weeks ago will now be voted on and will be carried.“I am hoping that this will set a precedent for other councils throughout the state to follow suit.” Cllr McBrearty is set to defy the Labour Party and support the Sinn Fein motion, calling for a review of the charge so that those who can’t pay don’t have to. DONE DEAL: SINN FEIN/LABOUR/FIANNA FAIL PACT TO TAKE ON FINE GAEL OVER HOUSEHOLD TAX was last modified: April 16th, 2012 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)
WAITING FOR THE FIRST RUNNERS HOME AT CARR’S OF THE DIAMONDCITY OF Derry’s star runner Declan Reid won the Ballyare 10k on Friday night with a superb 32.06 – well over two minutes head of his nearest rival.But the finishing time on a tough course which includes a 1k stretch known as Heartbreak Hill was well outside local man Patrick Hegarty’s record.Ivan Toner from Letterkenny AC finished second with Gerard Gallagher from Finn Valley AC in third. Patrick Hegarty himself is still no slouch – finishing in 40:40.Theresa McGloin had a fantastic run, winning the women’s race and finishing 10th overall in a superb time of 36.56.You can watch a video of the start of the race here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/08/24/donegaldaily-tv-video-local-legends-record-still-stands-after-20th-ballyare-10k/ All the results are below:Ballyare 10k 2012 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 187 32.06 Declan Reid SM City Of Derry2 217 34.44 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C 3 236 35.04 Gerard Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C4 221 35.27 Michael Black SM Letterkenny A C5 240 35.32 Sean Mc Gettigan SM Finn Valley A C6 375 36.12 Ciaran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C 7 248 36.13 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.8 247 36.54 Seamie Ferry M45 Individual9 220 36.55 Ryan Porter JM Finn Valley A C10 269 36.56 Teresa Mc Gloin SW Finn Valley A C11 193 37.00 Jude O’ Donnell SM Individual12 237 38.18 Hugh Duffy SM Cranford A C13 318 38.30 Conal Mc Cambridge JM North Belfast Harriers14 227 38.57 Joe Gibbons SM Letterkenny A C15 359 39.03 Shane Mc Nulty SM Finn Valley A C16 279 39.41 Fin Begley W40 Individual17 238 39.43 Michael Duffy SM Cranford A C18 352 39.46 Joe Gallgher SM Individual19 189 39.52 Declan Mc Bride SM Individual20 370 40.05 Tom Thompson M40 Finn Valley A C21 244 40.08 John Daly M40 Letterkenny A C22 212 40.11 Raymond Birch SM Individual23 250 40.21 Michael Gallagher M40 Finn Valley A C24 277 40.29 Shiéla Regan SW Letterkenny A C25 228 40.40 Joe Hegarty M45 Finn Valley A C26 198 40.40 Pat Hegarty M50 Finn Valley A C27 226 40.55 Lee Gildea SM Letterkenny A C28 366 41.00 Martin Daly SM Individual29 314 41.04 Patrick Mc Glynn SM Finn Valley A C30 219 41.12 Noleen Porter W45 Finn Valley A C24 August Page 1 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club31 214 41.18 Collie O’ Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C32 243 41.21 Hugo Daly SM Individual33 246 41.23 Kevin Toner M60 Letterkenny A C34 211 41.26 Luke Daly SM Individual35 282 41.37 Paul Murray SM Letterkenny A C36 224 41.38 Michael Burke SM Individual37 225 41.46 Garvin Mc Closkey M45 Letterkenny A C38 233 41.53 Adrian Mc Gettigan SM 24/7 Triathlon39 312 41.58 Denis Shields M40 24/7 Triathlon40 194 42.00 Raymond Mc Gaughey M40 Individual41 176 42.01 Oisin Sweeney JM Individual42 180 42.02 Hugh Coll SM Individual43 270 42.11 Brendan Irwin SM Finn Valley A C44 209 42.29 Bary Daly SM Individual45 301 42.57 Gerard Mullen SM Letterkenny A C46 195 43.02 John O’ Doherty M40 Individual47 206 43.10 Michael Mc Nulty M40 Individual48 249 43.11 Marie Boyle SW Letterkenny A C49 361 43.16 Conal Mc Taggart SM Individual50 257 43.17 Darren Price SM Individual51 324 43.41 Paul Mc Gettigan SM Individual52 304 43.46 Kenny Graham M40 Individual53 371 43.58 Paul Caterson SM Individual54 254 44.01 Kevin Kiely M50 Letterkenny A C55 255 44.17 Conor Mc Gonagle M40 Finn Valley A C56 308 44.19 Martin Anderson M45 Finn Valley A C57 204 44.20 James Gibbons M50 Finn Valley A C58 356 44.55 Philip Boyle M40 Letterkenny A C59 373 45.09 Curley Coyle SM Individual60 218 45.17 Noreen Bonner W50 Finn Valley A C61 171 45.30 Martin Mc Ginley M45 Individual62 377 45.42 Gavin Hunter SM Individual24 August Page 2 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club63 210 45.43 Damien Daly SM Individual64 363 46.02 Garvin Patterson SM Individual65 200 46.03 Joseph Casey M45 Individual66 362 46.10 Paul Lee M45 Individual67 205 46.11 Sylvester Hienstra M40 Individual68 306 46.13 Marin Mc Garvey M40 Individual69 353 46.20 Sean O’ Leary M50 Finn Valley A C70 310 46.20 Liam Mc Ginty M45 Finn Valley A C71 355 46.31 Grace Friel W45 Individual72 197 46.33 Hugh O’ Donnell M50 Individual73 350 46.34 Seamus Cannon M50 Individual74 354 46.34 Paul Friel M45 Individual75 259 46.36 Paddy Hannigan M45 Individual76 376 46.44 Brona O Gara SW 24/7 Triathlon77 280 46.45 Adain Mc Kenna M40 Letterkenny A C78 229 46.46 Gloria Donaghy W50 Finn Valley A C79 268 46.59 Helen Mc Cready SW Rosses A.C.80 303 47.01 Liam O’ Grady M40 Individual81 378 47.11 Deirdre Diver SW Rosses A.C.82 307 47.22 Mary Hippsley W40 Finn Valley A C83 309 47.27 Sharon Black W35 Individual84 323 47.30 Hugh Doyle SM Individual85 311 47.31 Paddy Gaffey SM Individual86 202 47.54 James Doherty M60 Individual87 319 47.56 Ita Mc Cambridge W50 North Belfast Harriers88 271 48.02 Fancis Diver M45 Individual89 260 48.03 Paul Skinnader M45 Individual90 256 48.05 Maria Mc Gonagle W35 Finn Valley A C91 186 48.26 James Whoriskey M40 Individual92 232 48.27 Kieran Doherty SM Individual93 261 48.31 Oisin Skinader JM Individual94 179 48.36 Caroline Boyle W35 Individual24 August Page 3 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club95 199 48.53 Ciaran Friel SM Individual96 372 49.05 Brian Hegarty SM Individual97 276 49.06 Ronan Walsh M40 Raheney Shamrocks98 302 49.11 Maura O’ Grady W45 Individual99 231 49.21 Derek Brennan SM Finn Valley A C100 327 49.26 Daniel Carr SM Letterkenny A C101 241 49.33 Rusell Love JM Individual102 213 49.41 Cathal Roarty M45 Letterkenny A C103 316 49.47 Gerry Durning M50 Individual104 358 49.51 Johnathon Scanlan SM Individual105 174 49.57 Joe Boyce SM Individual106 284 50.00 Paul Wilkinson SM Finn Valley A C107 381 50.02 Nancy Mc Name W45 Finn Valley A C108 192 50.05 Eddie Mc Fadden M50 Individual109 325 50.08 Amanda Mc Nulty W35 Letterkenny A C110 273 50.15 John Carr SM Individual111 251 50.22 Paula Curran SW Individual112 196 50.25 Jim Hynes M60 Finn Valley A C113 379 50.43 Cornelius Mc Mullen M40 Individual114 283 50.45 Debbie Houston W40 Individual115 274 50.51 Joe Coyle SM Individual116 203 51.02 Tommy Hill M45 24/7 Triathlon117 173 51.12 Joe Mc Daid M40 Individual118 360 51.16 Ciaran Gallagher M40 Individual119 317 51.16 Eamonn Mc Cahill M40 Individual120 208 51.28 Cathy Harvey W45 Individual121 266 51.39 Nat Doherty M40 Individual122 234 51.53 Viona Coyle W35 Individual123 321 52.19 Eamonn Mc Cambridge SM North Belfast Harriers124 175 52.21 Pauline Sweeney W40 Individual125 258 52.24 Joe English M50 Letterkenny A C126 368 52.29 Patrica Nulty W40 Milford A C24 August Page 4 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club127 230 52.38 Ruth Mc Crudden W45 Individual128 181 52.50 Graham Sterritt SM Individual129 351 52.54 Amy Murray SW Individual130 185 53.00 Rosemary Mc Gee W45 Individual131 365 53.01 Damien Mcc Bride SM Individual132 374 53.15 Michael Mc Cormick SM Individual133 315 53.29 Patrick Mc Gettigan SM Individual134 367 53.31 Barry Browne SM Milford A C135 190 53.55 Sean Mc Bride SM Individual136 329 54.30 Vincent Mc Laughlin M50 Individual137 235 54.32 Owen Hegarty SM Individual138 178 54.38 Catroina Boyle W35 Individual139 369 54.54 Fiona Wasson W35 Individual140 207 55.39 Niall Cranney M40 Individual141 281 55.48 Mary Vanruiven SW Individual142 285 55.49 Joseph Bliss SM Individual143 380 56.11 Liz Gallagher W40 Individual144 275 56.11 Jakie Barret W45 Individual145 191 56.13 Tomy Naughton SM Individual146 177 57.02 Loraine Kerr W45 Individual147 242 57.18 Graeme Love JM Individual148 188 57.19 Mary Martin W50 Finn Valley A C149 245 57.20 Declan Friel SM Milford A C150 330 57.28 Sinead Black W35 Milford A C151 382 57.42 Zara Herron SW Individual152 322 58.01 Fiona Blanney W40 Milford A C153 364 58.05 Paul Ryan SM Milford A C154 239 58.05 Agnes Ryan W35 Milford A C155 252 59.27 Christine Chambers SW Individual156 184 59.44 Roseleen Ford W40 Individual157 223 60.41 Conor Ferguson SM Individual158 183 60.52 Mary Doherty W40 Individual24 August Page 5 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club159 216 61.10 Patrica Peoples W35 Individual160 172 61.24 Ann Tinney W45 Individual161 326 61.45 Brenda Walsh W40 Individual162 201 62.28 Ann Doherty W50 Individual163 215 62.38 Pauline Gallagher W50 Individual164 267 63.27 Siobhan Byrne W50 Finn Valley A C165 278 63.27 Yvonne O’ Donnell SW Individual166 305 64.14 Sinead Collins W35 Finn Valley A C167 357 64.43 Rosanna Byrne SW Individual168 182 64.55 Brenda O’ Neill W40 Individual169 328 68.12 Kerrie Ann Coyle SW Individual170 253 70.41 Louise Duffy SW Individual171 313 70.51 Anita Donnelly SW Individual172 272 70.53 Linda Harkin SW IndividualTotal Runners: 17224 August Page 6 of 6bRESULTS: FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAME IN THE BALLYARE 10K was last modified: August 25th, 2012 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:RESULTS: FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAME IN THE BALLYARE 10K
St Conal’s Hospital in Letterkenny has been part of people’s lives in Donegal for many decades.Although many mental health patients are now integrated into mainstream society, there was a time when St Conal’s was home to hundreds of patients.Now a film company is making a documentary looking at the history of the hospital form its establishment in 1866 to the present. Lugh Films are looking to speak to anyone who has memories of visiting relatives there or anyone who may have spent time there as a patient.They are also looking for old pictures and film which can be used in the hour long documentary which will be broadcast on TG4.For further details contact Clíodhna Ní Chinnéide, Producer on 086 3902469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org FILM COMPANY SEEKS HELP FOR MAKING DOCUMENTARY ON ST CONALS was last modified: October 8th, 2012 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:Lugh FilmsSt ConalsTG4
VEC committee member and Commissioner for Oaths, Peter Cutliffe has said he is being inundated with calls from the public loking to fill polling clerk positions.Mr Cutliffe said he now feels the positions should be advertised and not kept to a certain few people.“I have had immense support from the public in highlighting this issue & all I can do is redirect all enquiries to the offices of the County Registrar, who manages the process of recruiting polling-clerks and, to my knowledge, personnel for the subsequent counts. “What I am really trying to do is to enable unemployed people to apply for these positions , which to my knowledge command payment of approx €500 per day”, said Mr Cutliffe.The Minister for Environment has himself expressed his wish that unemployed people be afforded the opportunity to apply for these positions.“I understand that overall there is almost 600 positions available between polling -day & the subsequent counts and I again call on the County Registrar to clarify the position for unemployed people in the County, from whom I have had no feedback to date”, concluded Mr CutliffeCUTLIFFE UNHAPPY WITH LACK OF RESPONSE OVER POLLING CLERK POSITIONS was last modified: October 24th, 2012 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:Country ResgistrarPeter Cutliffe
The Senior League Division one relegation play-off game between Gaoth Dobhair and Dungloe in Dungloe has been called off due to a bereavement.The much-anticpated game between the two neighbouring rivals was due to take place today.A new date has yet to be finalised. GAA RELEGATION BATTLE POSTPONED DUE TO BEREAVEMENT was last modified: December 8th, 2012 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)
Finn Harps were given an early Christmas present as five members of last year’s squad re-signed for the club ahead of the 2013 season.Top goalscorer Kevin McHugh was joined by Ciaran Gallagher, Michael Funston, Jordan Duffy and Thomas McMonagle.Kevin McHugh’s signing means that 2013 will be his twelfth season as a Harps player. The striker, who has played 334 games for the club, will be hoping to add to his tally of 161 goals in the blue of Harps. “As everyone knows Kevin has just completed his testimonial year and proved again last season that he remains one of the most prolific goalscorers in the league”, said Harps boss Peter Hutton. “Kevin’s experience at the top level means he can offer the kind of leadership qualities which are an invaluable to the club.”Thomas McMonagle spent all of last season with Harps on loan from neighbours Derry City – however, he has now made that move permanent.“I am delighted Thomas has re-signed with us,” said Hutton, “because like so many of our young people in these hard times I know he has had to seriously consider emigrating to secure employment. Having come on loan last year, Thomas really grew in stature as the season progressed, looked liked he was enjoying his football and he will only get better.”Despite being just twenty-one years old, 2013 will be goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher’s fifth season at the club. The previous four years have seen him been first-choice goalkeeper for much of that time and the netminder is fast approaching a century of games for the club. Hutton said “It’s remarkable that Ciaran is one of the more experienced players in the squad because he is still so young – especially in goalkeeper years! The great thing about Ciaran is that he knows there is always new things to learn. He has the best mentor possible in Declan McIntryre so I am Ciaran is only going to get better and better.”Letterkenny man Michael Funston returned to Harps midway through last season, having spent a couple of seasons in the Irish League at Dungannon Swifts.“One of Michael’s best assets is his competitive nature”, said Hutton. “He has an infectious will to win which is great to have around the club. No doubt about it he has the ability and experience to be a very important player for us in the coming season.” Prior to his return last season, Funston has spent seven seasons with Harps between 2004 and 2010 and was a member of the First Division winning squad in his debut season.Jordan Duffy made his Harps debut as a substitute in Peter Hutton’s first game in sole-charge of Harps against Waterford United at Finn Park last season. Duffy’s aim for 2013 will be to make himself a regular member of the Harps squad.“Jordan knows he has a lot of work ahead of him, but he’s a talented lad and has shown the right mentality since coming to Finn Park”, said Harps boss Hutton. “We all know how hard it is to progress to senior football but if Jordan keeps focused he has a real chance.” HARPS GET EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT AS FIVE SIGN was last modified: December 18th, 2012 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:finn harpssignings
Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Pádraig MacLochlainn has welcomed the Taoiseach’s apology to the women of the Magdalene Laundries.He also called for the State to ensure that any redress scheme must be based on the rights and needs of the women themselves.Deputy MacLochlainn said “It is shocking that it has taken this long that for the women who were incarcerated in the Magdalene institutions to get the apology they deserve. “The State was complicit with the church in ensuring that there was an architecture of containment there for those whom they viewed were in need of moral guardianship for anything from being very young orphaned girls, to simply being too pretty but unmarried.“Unfortunately, the Taoiseach’s apology doesn’t explicitly list the state’s exact wrongdoing. I hope this will be forthcoming in due course. I also hope that the Government will see fit to also acknowledge the state’s role in the wrongful practice of symphisiotomy through the year’s too.“What happened in those laundries is a national scandal. It was slavery. Women were beaten, they were stripped and their heads were shaved by the nuns who ran them. The courts, the gardaí and Irish society stood over this horror.“I look forward to seeing the detail of the redress scheme. Under the UN Convention on Torture, the women are entitled to compensation. Any redress scheme must be rights-based and woman-focused. The Taoiseach has used the term “fund” in his speech which would seem to indicate that there is a predetermined amount of money in mind for the State to meet the women’s needs. This redress scheme must not be based on what the state feels like handing over. It must be based on the actual needs of the women themselves.” MacLOCHLAINN WELCOMES TAOISEACH’S APOLOGY TO WOMEN OF MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES was last modified: February 20th, 2013 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)
A number of people have received treatment after eating what is believed to have been an out-of-date batch of Easter eggs made from goat’s milk.The confectionary is understood to have been sold door-to-door around a number of towns across Donegal including Letterkenny, Buncrana, Dungloe and Ballyshannon.The eggs, called Fool’s Temptation, are understood to have originated from a factory in Belfast. The chocolate eggs were sold at a knockdown price and are understood to have been distributed by a company called R Abbott and Sons.A number of people have been treated for various illnesses since eating the eggs including the runs and having to hop off to the toilet every five minutes.One health official told Donegal Daily that he cannot believe so many people were fooled into buying the cheap eggs and didn’t suspect anything untoward.“We’re determined to get to the bottom of this. Whoever sold these eggs have some cheek,” he said. He pleaded with people to check the date on all such items if they are offered such goods again.Some of the suspect eggs are believed to have contained a display-by date of April 1st, 2007. OUT-OF-DATE CHOCOLATE EGGS LEAVES DONEGAL PUBLIC SICK TO THE STOMACH was last modified: April 1st, 2013 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:April 1stchocolateEaster eggssicktreatment
BREAKING NEWS…..THE UK’s Food Standards Agency says that Asda Smart Price Corned Beef 340g tins have been found to contain low levels of phenylbutazone, known as ‘bute’.As a result, Asda has been forced to recall its “Smart Price” corned beef.Consumers in Donegal who may have bought the contaminated product from Omagh or Strabane ASDA stores are urged not to eat it. All batch codes of product affected – 340g tins of ‘Smart Price’ Corned Beef – have been removed from shelves.Customers who have bought the 340g tins, with any date code, have been urged not to eat the corned beef but to return it to the supermarket.It comes just over a month after Asda withdrew the same product after equine DNA was detected.Further sampling and testing has revealed the presence of low levels of phenylbutazone – used in veterinary medicine as a pain-killer or anti-inflammatory. A statement from Asda said: “In March 2013 we withdrew tinned Smart Price Corned Beef (340g) after receiving a positive test for horse DNA above the 1% trace level set by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).“Today, 9th April 2013, tests on further batches have shown a positive result for very low levels of horse medication called phenylbutazone, also known as bute, at four parts per billion.“The FSA has reassured us that the quantities we’ve found pose a low risk to human health.” DONEGAL CONSUMERS WARNED OVER ASDA CORNED BEEF was last modified: April 9th, 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 CONSUMERS WARNED OVER ASDA CORNED BEEF
Coláiste Ailigh Leaving Certificate students Aisling Ní Bhraoin agus Mollie Nic Fhionntaí celebrate getting 600 points in this year’s examination.They are being congratulated by the Príomhoide agus Leas Phríomhoide na scoile, Micheál Ó Giobúin agus Úna Ní Bhriain. MAXIMUM POINTS FOR COLÁISTE AILIGH GIRLS AISLING AGUS MOLLIE was last modified: August 13th, 2014 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:Colaiste AilighLeaving certResults
The Nextel Cup drivers will be in Bristol, Tenn., Saturday night, the fifth Saturday night Cup race this year – not including the All-Star Challenge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in May. There are two more Saturday night races on the Cup schedule, making seven for the year. Considering the success of the races from a TV ratings standpoint, more Saturday night races can be expected in the future. By holding Saturday night Cup races, some NASCAR fans are opting to stay home and watch on TV, Southwell said. He’s even tempted to watch Saturday night Cup races instead of going to the track to watch live racing. Great for ratings and the Cup drivers and teams. Not so great for short tracks like Irwindale Speedway. “The whole thing is just a negative,” said Phipps, another NASCAR Super Late Model driver at Irwindale Speedway. “A downward spiral is what it feels like to me. It’s not positive. But it seems to me when there’s a Cup race, there’s a lot of empty seats out there.” Irwindale Speedway track officials do not release attendance figures, but they do admit they need an alternate strategy when the Cup drivers race on Saturdays. In addition to drifting, Irwindale Speedway has scheduled monster trucks, moto cross and demolition derbies when the Cup drivers race on Saturday nights. “I think we have to keep in mind what’s going on at the local- and short-track level and keep them in mind and try not to affect them,” Gordon said. “But I would assume that if you’re a short track and you do Saturday night events around a Nextel Cup event around that area, you might want to consider moving your times and dates around just for that particular weekend.” That’s not really an option for Irwindale Speedway, but offering other forms of racing is. Phipps said NASCAR is being short-sighted in its approach to draw higher TV ratings and attract new fans. “They’re not looking at the future,” said Phipps, who lives in Simi Valley. “They’re looking at the here and now.” Southwell said if more Cup races are scheduled on Saturday nights, it’s going to destroy the sport. “Their minor leagues are going to kind of sit there and rot on the vine basically,” said Southwell, a Canyon High of Canyon Country graduate. “They’re kind of killing their own young to survive right now.” Tim Haddock covers motor sports for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3715 or email@example.com NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES Sharpie 500 Site: Bristol, Tenn. Schedule: Friday, qualifying (TNT, 3 p.m.); Saturday, race (TNT, 4:30 p.m.). Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, .533 miles, 36 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 266.5 miles, 500 laps. Next race: California 500, Sept. 4, Fontana. On the Net: www.nascar.com NASCAR BUSCH SERIES Food City 250 Site: Bristol, Tenn. Schedule: Friday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 1:30 p.m.); race (TNT, 5 p.m.). Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, .533 miles, 36 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 133.25 miles, 250 laps. Next race: Busch Series 300, Sept. 3, Fontana. INDY RACING LEAGUE Argent Mortgage Indy Grand Prix Site: Sonoma, Calif. Schedule: Saturday, qualifying, 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, race (ESPN, 1:45 p.m.). Track: Infineon Raceway (road course, 2.26 miles, 12 turns). Race distance: 184 miles, 80 laps. Next event: Delphi Indy 300, Sept. 11, Joliet, Ill. On the Net: www.indyracingleague.com CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES Molson Montreal Indy Site: Montreal Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 11 a.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 11 a.m.; Sunday, race (NBC, 1:45 p.m.). Track: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (road course, 2.709 miles, 15 turns). Race distance: 186.921 miles, 69 laps. Next race: Las Vegas, Sept. 24. On the Net: www.cart.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 TV ratings are up and Cup drivers have a fondness for racing under the lights on a Saturday night. “It’s important to have people in the stands supporting racing, including local track racing, and you know, it’s tough because from where I’m at on the Cup side, I love the Saturday night races,” said Gordon. “It’s great for our schedule. The fans seem to like it. The sponsors seem to like it. So it’s a big, big plus in my opinion for what we do.” Meanwhile, Irwindale Speedway will be having the Formula D Drift 2005 Championship finale. Irwindale Speedway NASCAR drivers Todd Southwell and Andrew Phipps are not big fans of Saturday night Cup races. They see the Saturday showcases as uprooting the NASCAR fan base and discouraging potential drivers from developing their skills. “They’re basically eating their young,” said Southwell, a NASCAR Super Late Model driver at Irwindale Speedway. “The short track fans and drivers are their offspring. That’s what builds the whole fan base. That’s what builds the driver base – everything.” When Jeff Gordon was younger and working his way up the auto-racing ranks, he would race Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Sometimes he would race every day of the week. The packed racing schedule didn’t bother Gordon, but with more NASCAR Nextel Cup races running on Saturday nights, some Los Angeles area short-track drivers, unlike Gordon, are a little annoyed, and are noticing a negative effect on attendance at their hometown tracks.
For a program that has won seven consecutive freshman Pacific League titles and six JV titles, the thrill of winning a varsity title had eluded the Apaches until last year. “We beat out (Crescenta Valley) last year,” senior William Vinopal said of the team’s first league title in over a decade. “This year we expect the same. They’re a young and improving team.” And the rest of the league? “CV is it,” senior T.J. Bacic said. “No offense to rest, but they’re our main competition. We’ll be ready for them.” Beckwith, Pilavjian, Bacic, Vinopal, senior Daniel Miller and juniors Kazuya Koda and Alan Tsai already have faced CV once, back at Woodbridge. While they easily finished higher as a team than the Falcons, Crescenta Valley’s top runner, junior Nathan Sellers, was the top individual finisher among their rivals. It’s a loss that O’Brien doesn’t put much stock into. “We were more focused on getting all our runners up to speed,” O’Brien said. “It was more important for them to run as a pack.” O’Brien’s new goal for his team come Saturday is to familiarize themselves with the course. “(Woodward) has plenty of hills,” O’Brien said. “We’ll be working on our speed and other drills. This should be interesting.” Vinopal and the Apaches couldn’t agree more. “Our goal is to win state,” Vinopal said. “What better place to get ready than at Woodward?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ARCADIA — As early preparations began for this Saturday’s Clovis Invitational in Fresno’s Woodward Park, Arcadia High cross country coach Jim O’Brien began to think of the possibilities. “This course, this race will provide us with a big learning experience,” O’Brien said. “It gives the guys an opportunity to run on the state course. This will be a good practice for if and when we make it to the state finals.” Paced by a strong performance from senior Paul Beckwith (16:01) who finished 19th, the Apaches took seventh overall in team competition at the prestigious Stanford Invitational up in Palo Alto. A week earlier at the highly competitive Woodbridge Invitational, Arcadia placed four runners in the top 100, led by junior Andrew Pilavjian’s (15:02) 19th-place showing. “These kids have been putting in the time this summer,” said O’Brien, who made each of his varsity runners run more than 1,000 miles during the summer. “Luckily, a lot of our runners are back this year. This hasn’t always been the case.” One of the fascinating quirks that O’Brien has had to deal with in his 10 years as the boys’ coach, has been strong competition. Though Not the type that you find on the field, but off. “We’ve had trouble keeping a lot of kids in the program after their sophomore year,” he said. “A lot of parents have pulled their kids out of cross country during their junior year because they have felt that it’s the most academically rigorous year.” The way the Apaches have been running lately, a return visit to Woodward on Nov. 26 for the state cross country finals appears in sight. Arcadia is coming off strong finishes in each of its last two races.
A decision was made Tuesday on the wildfire-postponed Oak Park-Oaks Christian of Westlake Village football showdown: There will be no game. Tri-Valley League athletic directors and principals voted Tuesday to cancel the meeting between last year’s Southern Section Div. XI champion and runner-up, essentially siding with Oak Park in the matter. firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I said all along that we will support the league’s decision, whatever it is,” Oaks Christian athletic director Jan Hethcock said. “Whatever the league votes, we accept it, and now we can all move on.” The decision creates a strong possibility that Oak Park and Oaks Christian would share the league championship. If the schools go 5-0 in league play, Oak Park will receive the league’s No. 1 seed to the playoffs, based on the “Rose Bowl rule,” which rewards the school that has not been the top seed for the longest period of time. Oaks Christian was the league’s No. 1 seed last season. “I don’t care about who gets the No. 1 seed,” Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said. “What I care about is making the playoffs.” Oaks Christian has won the past three meetings, including the past two Div. XI championship games. If they share the league title, they would be in position to meet in the division final. Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 The game originally was scheduled for Sept. 30 but postponed because of the Topanga Fire. Oaks Christian sought to reschedule the game for Oct. 1, 3 or 4, but Oak Park assistant principal Larry Boone and co-coach Dick Billingsley, unwilling to play three games in nine days, cited safety concerns when they declined. Oaks Christian brought a motion forward Tuesday to force Oak Park to play or forfeit the game, but it had little support.
On Monday, Lazier was more upset with Patrick’s words than the contact. She let out various insults about Lazier on Sunday. “Lazier was a problem all day,” Patrick said. “He’s been a problem for years.” Danica Patrick accepted the IRL’s Rookie of the Year award Monday night along with some unkind words from Jaques Lazier. A day after Patrick made some kind of contact with Lazier in the back of an IRL safety vehicle, the issue remained a hotly debated topic at a postseason party at Paramount Studios. “It doesn’t matter if it was a tap, but there’s no room for that in this series,” he said. “It was contact, and it’s inexcusable in my book.” Lazier continued, questioning her behavior and experience. “She’s a rookie this year,” he said. “She could not possibly know my history in the IRL. I have built a reputation for being a clean driver. To be attacked like that is inexcusable, and that shows her inexperience.” The punch or tap was the first known fisticuffs in the IRL since A.J. Foyt shoved Arie Luyendyk following a race at the Texas Motor Speedway in 1997. Foyt wasn’t suspended or fined for the incident by the IRL, which was caught on camera. IRL officials don’t have the benefit of videotape as they attempt to assess what happened in the back of the safety truck, although there was at least one bystander who saw or at the very least heard what took place. Dr. Kevin Scheid, who was driving the SUV, stopped the vehicle briefly to calm Lazier and Patrick en route to the infield care center. “I’m not going to break that tie,” he told the Indianapolis Star. IRL spokesperson Amy Konrath said the series’ investigation would likely stretch into next week. Ganassi, the owner of Lazier’s car, said “something” should happen to Patrick when asked if she deserved to be punished. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week She also criticized Chip Ganassi, the owner of Lazier’s car. “I think they’ve crashed every race,” she said. On Monday, Lazier responded by saying, “She was there, and I was there. We both know what happened. The bottom line is I can hold my head up high because I conducted myself like a gentleman. I didn’t do anything wrong.” He also went on to call the contact “a tap,” even though he referred to it as more forceful than that the previous day. Following the incident, the father of a 4-year-old named Kayden said, “My son hits harder than she does.” Yet he downplayed exactly what type of contact that Patrick allegedly perpetrated.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet, 12:30 p.m. at Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant, 1106 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations by Friday. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group meets, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International rehearses, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a games social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 946-5222. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail email@example.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Benton County Circuit Judge Jay Finch, whose courtroom is about a mile from Wal-Mart’s headquarters, said Wal-Mart failed to show that Arkansas law required a company officer to disclose any improprieties before signing a general release from liability. “A plain reading of the mutual release indicates that Wal-Mart must have considered the possibility that Coughlin’s actions were potentially problematic when it released him of all known or unknown claims,” Finch wrote in his order. Finch said Wal-Mart can still pursue losses that occurred after Jan. 22, when the company and Coughlin waived their right to sue over past events. Wal-Mart says it gave Coughlin $400,000 in April because of a benefits calculation error and wants the money returned. Coughlin attorney William W. Taylor III said the ruling meant it was time for Wal-Mart to respect the retirement pact and drop its claims. “There is no legal or factual basis for Wal-Mart to pursue any further claims against Tom, and we hope and expect that Wal-Mart will put this matter behind them,” Taylor said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. BENTONVILLE, Ark. – An Arkansas judge Tuesday dismissed a large part of Wal-Mart’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against former Vice Chairman Tom Coughlin, saying the parties had agreed not to sue one another over any events that happened during Coughlin’s tenure. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would amend its lawsuit and try again to void Coughlin’s retirement package. The world’s largest retailer said Coughlin negotiated a lavish deal last year knowing he had misused $500,000 in Wal-Mart cash and property. “We are disappointed the court did not rule on Wal-Mart’s fraud claims against Mr. Coughlin but instead upheld the release agreements on a technicality,” Wal-Mart spokeswoman Mona Williams said. “We will file an amended complaint with additional evidence of fraud and fraudulent inducement.” The decision in the civil case does not affect a federal grand jury in Fort Smith that is looking into possible crimes based on Wal-Mart’s allegations against Coughlin, a protege of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. Wal-Mart had sued the 28-year company veteran this summer after referring its allegations to federal prosecutors. But an agreement between Coughlin and Wal-Mart said they would release each other “from any and all liability from claims, causes of actions, demands, damages, attorneys fees, expenses, compensation or other costs or losses of any nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown.” Coughlin in August filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the release barred Wal-Mart from acting against him. Wal-Mart’s lawyers countered that Coughlin was obliged as a high-ranking company officer to disclose any wrongdoing and that by not doing so, he had defrauded Wal-Mart into signing the pact. But the judge said Wal-Mart had failed to provide any specific Arkansas legal case that would require an executive to make that disclosure as a prerequisite for a mutual release. Finch’s order said Wal-Mart could only pursue claims for any alleged wrongs that occurred after the release was signed. “We grant Coughlin’s motion to dismiss that part of Wal-Mart’s complaint of all allegations occurring prior to signing the mutual release,” Finch wrote. “With regard to Wal-Mart’s post-release allegations, we deny Coughlin’s motion to dismiss.” Coughlin retired in January but remained on the company board. He resigned from the board in March, when the company disclosed it was handing documents over to the Justice Department showing that $500,000 had been misused. A grand jury has been meeting in Fort Smith to address Wal-Mart’s claims against its former executive. Coughlin, through his attorney, has denied any wrongdoing. P.K. Holmes, an attorney for Wal-Mart and a former U.S. Attorney for western Arkansas, told Finch at a hearing last month that Coughlin, as an officer of the company, had a fiduciary duty to disclose information about how Wal-Mart funds were being used. “Coughlin as an officer of the company cannot fraudulently sign a release and then rely on the release for protection from prosecution,” Wal-Mart spokesman Marty Heires told the AP last month. The company sued Coughlin, seeking the return of compensation he received from a retirement agreement plus any money he misappropriated. The lawsuit also seeks $400,491.90 that the company says Coughlin received April 12 because of a benefits error. Wal-Mart disclosed in April that it was suspending Coughlin’s benefits amid its allegations that the former executive stole from the company. Under his retirement agreement, Coughlin is to receive his base salary of $1.03 million for two years. A notice in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said Coughlin would lose 186,407 shares of restricted stock, worth $9.77 million at the end of the company’s last fiscal year. Coughlin led the company’s discount and warehouse stores divisions until late last year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Gonzales had resigned from the board in July after a judge ruled the panel fell under the restrictions of the state’s open-meeting laws. Council members, who have no policymaking powers but advise Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on local issues, argued they didn’t have the funding or a staff to ensure official records of meetings were kept. Mary Johnson, Lorene Cangiano and Patrick Green ran neck and neck and were awaiting the results of the provisional ballot count. Town leaders refused to say how many votes separated the three. Cangiano and Johnson were plaintiffs in the lawsuit that demanded the council abide by the state Brown Act, requiring public boards hold open meetings and keep official minutes. Green is former president of Concerned Citizens of Agua Dulce, a group battling plans to expand the small Agua Dulce Air Park, the issue that has split the town and led to the Brown Act lawsuit. County officials vowed to be sensitive to residents’ concerns in reviewing the air park plans, which go before the county Regional Planning Commission on Tuesday. The commission is expected to re-open a public hearing of the proposed zoning change and conditions set for expansion of the rural airport. A commission vote is expected Dec. 14. AGUA DULCE – An announcement is due today naming the winner of the fourth seat in a tight Agua Dulce Town Council race. Nine provisional ballots cast Nov. 8 by residents whose names did not appear on a list of local registered voters have been reviewed and will be counted this afternoon, said Diane Terito, who is finishing her term on the council. A total of 557 ballots were cast – the nine in question, the 522 dropped off at the polls and 26 that were mailed in. Former council member Ze Gonzales was the top vote-getter with 323, local vintner Don MacAdam won 306 votes and longtime resident Peg Spry got 297. Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Nonprofit workshop, titled “The Leadership Tool Kit,” 9 a.m.-noon at the SCV Resource Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $20. Call (661) 250-3720. Grand opening, 10 a.m. at Seco Canyon Village shopping center, on the corner of Seco Canyon Road and Copperhill Drive in Valencia. Call Tracey Zimmerman at (949) 270-2411. Grand opening of the Golden Valley Interchange, 10 a.m. on the corner of Golden Valley Road and McKeon Drive in Canyon Country. Call (661) 255-4393. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Christmas stories and craft, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Adopt-A-Pet event will feature dogs and cats available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petco, 26501 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Grand opening, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Eat-A-Pita, 23360 W. Valencia Blvd., No. L, Valencia. Call Sandy Fairbrother at (661) 510-0708 to R.S.V.P. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705.
Winter Arts Festival, noon-4 p.m., Pierce College Art Department quad, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Admission is free. Call (818) 719-6498 or see www.piercecollege.edu. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRIDAY: “The Secret Of The Cardboard Rocket,” 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Valley College Planetarium, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Tickets are $5 for adults; $4 seniors and students; $3 children 8-16. Holly Trolley Holiday Tour, 6 p.m. in downtown Burbank. Call (818) 566-8617 or visit www.downtown-burbank.org. SATURDAY: Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m., Burbank Town Center Food Court, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd. For tickets, call (818) 238-5300. Pacoima Holiday Parade, 9 a.m., Van Nuys and Laurel Canyon boulevards. Festival follows, noon-6 p.m., David Gonzalez Park, 10943 Herrick Ave., Pacoima. Free admission. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Faire, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today and Sunday, Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 754-4743 or see www.whrotary.org. Toy drive and gift-wrapping party, 10 a.m.-noon at Penny Lane, 15314 Rayen St., North Hills. Call (818) 332-8260 or see www.pennylane.org. Wild mushroom workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Soka University, 26800 West Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Holiday Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Admission is free. Call (818) 548-2051 or see www.brand-arts.org. LAUSD Band and Drill Team Championships, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “When we first got Abi, we were told we would fix a heart and break our own,” she said. “… This incredible journey that we have taken will live on in our hearts forever.” The family volunteered to host Abi through Santa Clarita-based Healing the Children and The Two Marias International Children’s Fund, named for the twin Guatemalan girls who were conjoined at the head and surgically separated at UCLA in 2002. The Bachelises had a personal interest in getting involved. Their daughter, Sarah, now 13, was born with five heart defects and has undergone four successful surgeries at UCLA. Dr. Juan Alejos, associate professor of pediatric cardiology at Mattel, praised Abi and the family, calling them remarkable. “The Bachelises have done an extraordinary job getting her through very difficult surgeries,” he said. AGOURA HILLS – The Bachelis family took in a toddler named Abi so she could mend her heart, and now that they’re in love with her, she’s about to break theirs. Abi Vega Cruz came to Southern California from Quito, Ecuador, seven months ago to have a life-threatening heart defect repaired. The 2-year-old was born with a heart muscle so big it couldn’t pump properly. She underwent two surgeries at UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital, paid for through a fund supported by actor Mel Gibson. Now, she’s a ball of energy who loves dressing up as a University of California, Los Angeles, cheerleader and watching her foster brother’s basketball games. She has recovered so well, in fact, that she will return home to Quito on Wednesday, just in time for Christmas. And while it’s been uplifting to watch her recover, it will be heart-rending to see her leave, said her volunteer foster mother, Jamie Bachelis. Abi arrived in Agoura Hills on May 5, a shy and sick 18-month-old. She hardly made a peep, Jamie Bachelis said. “I couldn’t tell if she didn’t feel well or if it was because she didn’t know anyone here,” she said. Eight days later, she was on an operating table, a surgeon’s blade sectioning out pieces of her heart and repairing a hole in it, a condition called a ventricle septal defect. A month later, a doctor implanted a pacemaker. As if that wasn’t enough, Abi also suffers from hip dysplasia and has been wearing a brace for five months to help improve her condition. After leaving the hospital, she was practically a brand new girl, singing and dancing, speaking both her native Spanish and a little English, and watching sports, Jamie Bachelis said. “Since the surgery, she has become a very happy child,” she said. “… I wish we didn’t have to give her up.” Abi arrived for her surgery thanks to the Two Marias fund, established in October 2004. Gibson donated $5 million to provide the hospital with reimbursement for medical care to children from foreign countries unable to afford care at home. To date, 27 children have come to UCLA through Two Marias. The fund pays for a patient’s medical expenses, but Healing the Children and the foster families take care of travel and day-to-day expenses, which average about $2,500 per child. To qualify for treatment, children must have serious medical conditions for which they are unable to be treated in their own countries. At UCLA, cardiology, neurology, optometry and cancer specialists have helped children from 1 to 18 years old. Gibson also donated another $5 million to Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has funded trips by medical teams to treat children in their own countries, said Chris Embleton, director and founder of Healing the Children. “He’s really saved the lives of hundreds of kids,” said Embleton, who founded the group 28 years ago after her adopted daughter died from an infection that started in her eye. The Bachelises helped Abi through some of the most difficult times she will ever face. “For Abi, it was really touch-and-go for a while,” she said. “Her heart problems were very complicated. Her foster family adores that child. Because of the love and care they gave to her, we now have a precious girl who has a bright future.” Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 email@example.com HOW TO HELP To contribute to the Two Marias International Children’s Fund or become a foster family, call Healing the Children at (661) 288-1957. For information about the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, go to www.mattel.ucla.edu. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Rapoport,J.4411 Sells,B.221115.01 Notre Dame09/16/20050102045 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Pierce,J.120 Campbell,R.932636.2 Bills,M.3206.70 Thousand Oaks10/14/20050103142 Agoura10/21/20051004414 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Mannisto,J.2374032.2 Rapoport,J.50030 Erhart,P.51281 Christiansen,E.111372 Scammahorn,D.70042 Scoring Total34324248 Merritt,B.0606 Stock-Woodard,M.20012 Rushing Total30016735.620 Barraza,P.1 Wellman,M.155.00 Schneider,E.1006 Pizinger,J.20012 Interceptions Total8 Erhart,P.1006 Campbell,R.30018 RECORD: 3-7-0 Hueneme09/09/2005100400 Mosley,C.100000.00 SAFETY0202 Punting Total32106633.3 Passing Total20210110138311 O’Klaherty,K.1006 Mannisto,J.024436 Receiving Total101138311 White,B.211145.41 Rapoport,J.574487.94 White,B.30018 Singh,C.2270 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Christiansen,E.20012 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Campbell,R.20110110138311116.16 Bills,M.234504 Miller,J.110 Erhart,P.111.00 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Moorpark11/11/2005010029 Bills,M.50030 Mosley,C.7618.70 Royal09/30/20050102124 Piorco,J.1006 Sells,B.1006 Kosloy,Z.11515.00 Schneider,E.212571 Barrett,J.13866.60 Barrett,J.180 Sells,B.1 Scammahorn,D.1215264.37 Hart09/23/2005010738 TOTAL2005370248249 Murray,E.170 Campbell,R.271294.83 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Stock-Woodard,M.79113.02 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Bills,M.6 Newbury Park11/04/2005010621 White,B.242752 Scammahorn,D.7500 Simi Valley10/07/20050102329 Pizinger,J.18653.62 Woodard,M.111.00 Calabasas10/28/2005100567 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
ESPN3 (Sunday) ESPN3 (Saturday) ESPN3 (Friday) Schedule The Drake University track and field teams are set to compete at the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championship this weekend in Terre Haute, Ind.The three-day competition begins on Friday, May 13 and culminates with the crowning of the men’s and women’s team champions on Sunday afternoon at Indiana State’s Gibson Track & Field Complex. Action from each day’s competitions will be broadcast via The Valley on ESPN3 at the following times.Friday – 5:50-7:30 p.m.Saturday – 3:45-6:15 p.m.Sunday – 11:55-3:15 p.m.The Bulldogs travel to Terre Haute with 15 competitors that currently rank in the top eight in the conference in their respective events and four marks that lead the MVC.Drake’s sprinters are led by senior Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) who owns the top 100-meter time in the Valley at 10.26 with Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) and Aaron Chier (Belgium, Wis.) ranking fifth and sixth, respectively. Vincent has also run the fourth-fastest 200-meter time in the MVC while Shelton is sixth. All three plan to be part of the Bulldogs’ 4×100-meter relay that earlier this season set the top mark in the Valley at 40.23.The hurdles look to be an area in which the Bulldogs can collect points as well. Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) owns the second-fastest 400-meter hurdle time in the league this season at 52.18 while Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) is fourth after earning all-conference honors a year ago as a freshman. In the women’s hurdles, Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) turned in the second-fastest 400-meter hurdle time in the league at 59.44 two weeks ago at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) also ranks in the top 10 in the events and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles.Drake’s distance runners have made waves all year with Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) breaking four school records, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) coming up a split-second short of a record and Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) winning a Drake Relays title in the steeplechase. That same group aims to add to their standout seasons as Huston runs in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, two events in which she owns the top times in the league at 4:20.82 and 16:06.55. Fischer will compete in the 5,000 meters, and event he ranks second in the league in at 14:00.28 set at the Drake Relays. Meanwhile, McCann owns the fastest steeplechase performance in the league with a time of 8:47.38 set at the Stanford Invitational.The Bulldog jumpers have also stitched together a strong season and have trained to be in position to claim an MVC title. Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) and Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) rank second and fourth, respectively, in the triple jump. Bell also ranks second in the long jump among MVC competitors.In the league’s annual pre-championship poll, the Drake women’s team was projected to finish seventh with Wichita State as the favorite. The men’s polling projected Drake to take sixth place with WSU again the projected favorite.Print Friendly Version Heat Sheets Story Links Live Results Championship Central
Clausen a senior from Hinton, Iowa maintained a 3.94 grade point average in business to receive her fourth WGCA honor, while Glennie holds a perfect 4.0 GPA in English to earn the award for the second consecutive year. CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – For the second straight year Drake women’s golfers Katie Clausen and Madison Glennie were named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for their effort in the classroom. The WGCA All-American Scholar Golf Teams recognize outstanding academic and athletic achievements in women’s college golf across Division I, II and III. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics with student-athletes needing to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. Print Friendly Version Clausen finished the 2015-16 season with an 84.4 average over 22 rounds. Glennie posted a team-best 77.8 average over 27 rounds and garnered the 2016 MVC Elite 18 Award. She also finished tied for 15th at the MVC Championship to earn a top-18 flag honors.
Results Story Links Tulsa, Okla. – Vinny Gillespie’s run at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships ended on Tuesday.Gillespie fell to Ohio State’s Martin Joyce 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the qualifying draw.The Bulldogs will return to Oklahoma on Oct. 20 for the ITA Central Regional Championships, hosted by Oklahoma State. Print Friendly Version
Story Links The Drake University men’s basketball aims to add to its already historic season Friday evening when it faces Southern Utah in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Tipoff in Cedar City, Utah, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CDT and will be streamed online at WatchCIT.com and broadcast on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM Southern Utah is making it second postseason appearance first since 2001 after going 16-16 this season with a 9-11 mark in the Big Sky Conference. Cameron Oluyitan leads the Thunderbirds with 13.0 points per game for a squad that averages a stout 75.8 points per outing. Print Friendly Version Live Audio The postseason appearance is the Bulldogs’ 12th in program history, its second straight in the CIT and fourth all-time in the tournament. The postseason berth comes on the heels of a wildly successful season in which the Bulldogs won 24 games, the second most in program history, and clinched a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship. As a reward for that journey to the regular season title, the Bulldogs collect numerous MVC awards with MVC Coach of the Year Darian DeVries leading the way in his first season at the helm of the program while senior Nick McGlynn was named first-team all-conference and runner-up in the league’s Player of the Year voting. Live Video Live Stats
Donegal HospiceA coffee day in aid of the Donegal Hospice will be held at the home of John and Patricia Guthrie, Callan, Drumkeen on Sat 14th Sept from 12 noon until late. Please come along and support this very worthy cause. The Gathering, Irish Hooley Supporting the Oncology UnitA fantastic night is planned for the gathering, and to raise funds for the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny on Thursday the 5th of September in Kee’s Hotel. Doors will open at 8pm and the show starts at 8.30 sharp. The following acts will ensure that a great night’s entertainment will be showcased; Realtadance, Brian O’Sullivan, Tommy Byrne, Megan Lucas, Dory & Fergus, Farrah, and a fashion walk around by top Irish designer Edel Mc Bride, then to be followed by an Irish Dance Night with the Duntally Ceile Band. Early booking is advised. To book your table contact Kee’s Hotel on 074/9131018. Cost is €15.00 per person which includes a light supper. Donations on the night will go towards the Letterkenny Oncology Unit.Jiving Lessons Jiving lessons for beginners will be commencing in St. Patrick’s hall in late Sept. More details to follow soon.Drumkeen Youth ClubThe youth club will be up and running again very soon. All members must be 12 or over on Sept 01st 2013. More details later.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandThe band will be having a break for a few weeks as the young ones are back to school and the older ones need hibernation.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 28th Aug 02, 05, 15. 20. No jackpot, 3 winners €35 each. Pauric Friel Mountcharles. Sarah Roberts, Annagary. Jon Gargano, C/o Fred Buncrana. Next weeks jackpot €1,450. Go raibh maith agat. Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next week Please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: August 31st, 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:DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWS
Tired: Mayor McGarvey has adjourned the meeting againUPDATED: COUNTY manager Seamus Neely is chairing last minute talks in a bid to avert a crisis at Donegal County Council.Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail have so far refused to back a budget.If they don’t do so before midnight, the council will collapse. Mayor Ian McGarvey has adjourned the meeting yet again this time until 11.35pm. No further adjournments will be allowed after midnight.However Donegal Daily understands there is little chance of a compromise and the council looks likely to be dissolved – councillors will lose their seats and the council will be administered by the Department of the Environment.Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein are refusing to back a new 2014 budget in protest at the handover of council assets – worth €350 – to Irish Water. HIGH DRAMA AS COUNCIL ADJOURNS AGAIN – MORE TALKS UNDER WAY was last modified: January 8th, 2014 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:adjourneddissolutionDonegal County Council
Charlie McConalogue TDGOVERNMENT plans to scrap the Junior Cert and replace it with class exams and assessments are facing heavy criticism, especially from unions.Ireland is set to introduce a system used in the UK for the past 20 years before being scrapped.Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue is urging Education Minister Ruairí Quinn to enter mediation talks with teacher representatives on the proposed reform of the Junior Cert, under the auspicious of an independent mediator. Deputy McConalogue said: “It’s clear that trust needs to be built up in this process or the reform agenda will go nowhere fast.”He added: “I don’t think anyone will benefit from a fractious or divisive process and I do not want to see teachers going down the road of industrial action or non-co-operation or feel that they have to in order for their voices to be heard.“Unfortunately the the Minister has, until now, paid little more than lip service to teachers and many others who have expressed concerns in relation to junior cert reform plans.“I am urging the Minister to act now on the issue and seek to use the conciliation service available at the Labour Relations Commission to build renewed trust among teachers’ unions and the Department of Education. In the event of any form of industrial action both sides will likely end up before the LRC anyway. The Minister should be looking at everything possible to avoid a divisive dispute. “Fundamentally this is about the beginning of a major reform of our education system and we have to get it right from the start. This is about teachers and parents having confidence and trust in the reform agenda and those leading it. Without that confidence I believe the buy-in needed by parents and ultimately the students, who will be directly affected by a reformed Junior Cert, will be harder to gain.“If the Minister is serious about bringing teachers along in this process he will find the appropriate forum to reach out and ensure we have a genuinely inclusive consultation process.” DONEGAL TD WANTS TALKS BEFORE JUNIOR CERT IS SCRAPPED was last modified: January 20th, 2014 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:assessmentsclass examsJunior Certscrapped
The residents get the gloves and boots on for the big clean-up!Residents from Ballaghderg outside Letterkenny gathered today for their 4th annual clean up once again over the weekend.And it wasn’t long before they filled a full skip of illegally dumped rubbish in a 3km stretch of countryside.“Everyone does their bit and it’s amazing how good the area looks after it,” said one group member. Getting stuck in! RESIDENTS ‘SKIP’ FREE TIME TO KEEP COUNTRYSIDE CLEAN! was last modified: March 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:ballaghdergclean-upresidents
Martin, Kyna, Caoimhe, Marrion and Dinah at the game in Ballyshannon on Sunday.DONEGAL’S march towards promotion back to the Allianz Division One continued at Fr Tierney Park in Ballyshannon today.Here’s some snaps from the day from Brian McDaid of the Cristeph Gallery in Letterkenny.Crew from Mountcharles at the Donegal game in Ballyshannn on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephMicheal, Michelle and Reaithin from Gweedore at the game in Ballyshannon on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaid Jim Mc Guinness and Damien Diver in Ballyshannon on Sunday for the game. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephPole topping. Pat the cope Gallagher at work in Ballyshannon at the Donegal game. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephColm Anthony Mc Fadden battles well to hold on to this ball in Ballysannon on Sunday evening. Photo Brian McDaid Christy Toye and Leon Thompson go high to win this ball in the game in Ballyshannon on Sunday against Louth. Photo Brian McDaidPatrick Mc Brearty in control for Donegal in Ballyshannon against Louth. Photo Brian McDaid PICTURE SPECIAL: WERE YOU IN THE CROWD IN BALLYSHANNON? was last modified: March 30th, 2014 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:BallyshannonBrian McDaiddonegalLouthpicture special
BY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE: So let’s be honest, how many of us went to the Bogside today with quite a bit of doubt in the back of our minds? All we’ve read of late is of a Donegal team in crisis and conversely a Derry team on the up and ready to have a real tilt at an Ulster title. This match represented as big a test as Donegal have faced in the McGuinness era but yet again when it mattered, when Championship football was put in front of his men, they delivered.A triumph of management skill and coaching was what we saw in Celtic Park as McGuinness carefully constructed a match winning performance with astute switches, well-timed substitutions and above all an efficient use of resources. He took a calculated risk in opting to start with a more inexperienced fifteen before adapting to a more settled side in the second half but it proved to be a masterstroke.Midfield was always going to be the key sector – with Rory Kavanagh suspended and Neil Gallagher struggling for full fitness, whoever came up against the Derry powerhouses of Patsy Bradley and Fergal Doherty were going to have their work cut out. Christy Toye and Odhran MacNiallais were initially assigned the centrefield roles, with plenty of support being provided by the roaming Michael Murphy in the first half. The primary difference in actual play between league and championship is in the physical stakes and this was illustrated early on – Paddy McGrath, Murphy and Leo McLoone all put in shuddering hits on their opponents during the first half, with McLoone’s particularly vital as he stopped a Derry attack from getting in behind the Donegal cover. Thankfully, even with the introduction of the black card and the fear that it would bring a decline in this facet of the game, there was some good old-fashioned shoulders going in from both sides today and the game was better for it.McGrath was a late inclusion and despite the lack of any game-time for his county this year he seamlessly slotted into his customary corner back position and played a blinder. A feature of the Donegal defenders today, led by the Ardara man, was in how well they shepherded on-coming attackers wide and away from goal. Instead of putting in a tackle and risk giving away the free they forced the Oakleaf forwards out to the wings, thus making them turn back for help and recycle possession.It was tight and tense in the early stages and Donegal were holding their own. Derry kicked on in the second quarter and despite seeing the influential Doherty go off injured they put some daylight between the teams but the visitors managed to stay within striking distance at the break, only two points back.Jim was very clever in his use of the Creeslough pairing of Toye and Martin McElhinney; the former was Donegal’s most dangerous player in the first half and he had been instructed to empty the tank in that opening period. At the short whistle, McElhinney took up the baton and, buzzing with energy and running, he produced a carbon copy all action cameo, capping it off with a lung bursting score late in the game. The changes at the break, which also included the introduction of Neil Gallagher, allowed Michael to spend more time in front of the Derry goal and the Maestro was immense. Derry full-back Chrissy McKaigue had a wonderful league campaign and the battle between these two was well flagged before the game – it was a battle that Murphy won hands down. Interestingly alongside McKaigue was Gareth McKinless, who carried out an excellent man marking job on Murphy in the Ulster club final last December but on today’s form nobody could have held the big man. The ball going into him from out the field had a lot to do with his performance so credit must go to the likes of Anthony Thompson and Frank McGlynn for finding their captain so often.In the early part of the second half, just as they did so often during their All-Ireland run, Donegal blitzed their opponents and Murphy had his fingerprints over all of the scores during this period. His gorgeous dummy to fool McKaigue allowed him to launch a skyscraper to split Thomas Mallon’s posts while he was also involved in Leo McLoone’s goal when he set McGlynn on his way into enemy territory.He saved his best until a few minutes later when Donegal were awarded a line ball on the 45’, close to where the Donegal management team were standing. It was a lovely moment for supporters on that side of the pitch as we got a close up view of the action as McGuinness walked up to his commander and uttered the words ‘put it over the bar’; mere mortals wouldn’t dream of attempting such an audacious effort but Michael did as he was asked and dispatched a monster of a point, registering as good a score as you’re ever likely to see.Leo’s goal was always going to be crucial in such a close encounter but just as critical was what transpired in front of the Donegal goal moments later. A flowing move up the field ended with wing back Kevin Johnston one on one with Paul Durcan but just as he pulled the trigger Neil McGee appeared out of nowhere to produce a fantastic block and keep his side’s hard fought lead intact.McGee’s clubmate MacNiallais put in an accomplished performance around the middle third and can be delighted with his championship debut. Likewise Darach O’Connor, who used his pace to great effect to open his side’s scoring account and he was a real danger throughout his time on the field. As is usually the case, Donegal sat on their lead somewhat and made things a bit more nerve-wracking for the supporters than maybe it needed to be, as the home side ate into the lead bit by bit. Durcan’s role was crucial though and when he really needed to, he was able to find his men with his pinpoint kick outs; one miscue apart Papa provided the platform for his team all day and all the different strategies that were worked on during the league came to fruition today.In the end it was the goal that separated the teams and the man who scored it, McLoone, walked away with the RTE man of the match gong. His finish for the goal was sublime and it shows the worth of a player being comfortable on both feet. McLoone’s last big goal for Donegal came in the 2012 Ulster Final, when he finished wonderfully with his right foot past Down’s Brendan McVeigh – he also got the insurance point today off his left but we’ve seen on numerous occasions that either foot is fine for the Glenties man.So in spite of all the prophets of doom that have spoken in the build up to the game (Colm O’Rourke was especially dismissive in his newspaper column this morning), it seems as though reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. The aftermath of the League final and the supposed clues it offered on the state of the team needed to be looked at in a bit of context. Seven weeks prior to that final, Donegal dismantled Monaghan in O’Donnell Park and on that evening they sat at the summit of the league table with maximum points. At that stage McGuinness’ men needed four points from the remaining eight to ensure promotion. One eye was already on May 25th at that point in time but after a big victory against one of the better sides in the division, their gaze completely switched to championship and preparing for the challenge of Derry.With all the talk of the supposed shallowness of the Donegal panel, the team now goes into an Ulster semi-final on the back of an outstanding display and with Rory Kavanagh, David Walsh, Big Neil and Martin McElhinney trying to force their way into the starting line-up. That competition will be very healthy for the squad and management as they face into their last four clash with either Fermanagh or Antrim. Regardless of who they play, Donegal will be overwhelming favourites but they have to go about their business in the right way and with lads battling for starting spots, that should be a given. May 25th is done and dusted, now it’s all about June 22nd. CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: McGUINNESS MASTERCLASS IN THE BOGSIDE was last modified: May 26th, 2014 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:CATHAL MACSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARYceltic parkDerrydonegalDonegal DailyGAAJim McGuiness
Colm McFadden netted two goals against Bundoran this evening in their opening fixture of the Donegal SFC.St Michaels were in devastating form this evening in their Donegal SFC clash with Bundoran.St Michaels ran out convincing winners on a comprehensive score-line of 4-10 to 0-06.Goals in either half from Colm McFadden ensured a comfortable win for Tony Wilkinson’s side. Christy Toye and Michael Langan were the other goal scorers for St Michael’s who delivered an accomplished performance in difficult conditions at The Bridge.The score-line would suggest St. Michaels had it all their own way, but in truth the first-half was a closely fought game.Bundoran had the advantage of the breeze, but in truth were unable to take advantage of it and only posted four first-half points.St. Michaels also found scores hard to come by in the opening period, but a penalty from Colm McFadden and great team move involving Martin McElhinney, Ciaran Gallagher and Oisin Langan was finished off brilliantly by Michael Langan. Those goals ensured St Michaels led 2-01 to 0-04 at the interval.In the second-half St. Michaels were absolutely clinical and ruthless in their play, and outscored Bundoran 2-09 to 0-02.St. Michaels were fantastic in the second-half, and with players from both Kilcar and Glenswilly in attendance at the game, St. Michaels have certainly gave them food for thought ahead of their forthcoming clashes with both teams in the next couple of weeks. ST. MICHAELS DELIVER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE TO POWER PAST BUNDORAN was last modified: September 27th, 2014 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:bundoranDonegal SFCnewsSportSt Michaels
County Champs CloughaneelyCLOUGHANEELY are the 2014 Intermediate County Champions after a 0-15 to 0-08 win over Buncrana at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny today.They were favourites for the title – and proved it in a hard-fought battle.They now travel to Owebeg, outside Dungiven in Co Derry, tomorrow to play Derry Intermediate Champions Castledawson. The south Derry outfit were lucky winners over north Derry’s Slaughtmanus in their county final, winning by a point.The Ulster fixture, just a day after today’s county final, is hardly fair on the Donegal champions.But with talent right throughout the side, if they can recover there is nothing to stop them from progressing. CHAMPIONS CLOUGHANEELY FACE ULSTER CLASH ON SUNDAY was last modified: November 8th, 2014 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:Cloughaneelycounty championsIntermediate champions
WalshyA week into the New Year and Paddy Walsh is gazing into his crystal ball. He sees big things for Stephanie Roche but not so big things just yet for new Donegal boss Rory Gallagher. As for Finn Harps midfielder Pat McCann, well he can’t actually see him anymore.WAKE ME UP WHEN THE REAL ACTION STARTSNew Donegal manager Rory Gallagher suffered defeat in his first competitive match against Derry in the Dr McKenna Cup.Much too early to get the other Rory Gallagher to start penning ‘Rory’s Losing Matches’. Particularly as it’s the Dr. McKenna Cup which, in Gaelic football terms, is the rank equivalent of a handful of pre-season friendlies. Sunday’s loss at Owenbeg –even at the stingy end of an eleven point deficit – will hardly have sent shock waves through this or any other county as an experimental Donegal debuted in 2015 “competitive” action.Derry started at close to full strength and that experience was always going to tell against their mainly fresh-faced opponents. All too soon to be running judgements on the new manager or the players he introduced into the senior squad. And all the better not to show so much as a finger, let alone his hand, in advance of that National League opener against the Oak Leafers come the end of the month.It will be this follow-up game and the subsequent fixture against Dublin at Croke Park which will provide a better insight into what can be expected under the Gallagher regime. And while enthusiastic youth is always a welcome addition to any team, Gallagher, and all Donegal fans, must surely be hoping that St. Eunan’s ace Rory Kavanagh, and Naomh Conaill duo, Anthony Thompson and Leo McLoone, opt to remain with the squad for at least another year.Incidentally, the green and gold will face a Dublin team who are ranked second behind All-Ireland champions, Kerry, in a specially produced ratings table on an R.T.E. website I was browsing through this week. Yes, despite their outstanding performance against the Dubs in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final, Donegal must contend themselves with third spot in the ranking compiled by one Jim McMahon.It even drew some criticism from Dublin supporters in the comment lines that followed. One self-confessed die-hard blue proclaimed: “I may say I am very surprised to see us ranked above Donegal. “ A team, he insisted, that had put his beloved Dublin “to the sword” in that never-to-be-forgotten (except obviously by Mr. McMahon) semi-final.Similar comments echoed this viewpoint and you would indeed have to place a large blue question mark against the impartiality of the compiler.In the same ranking grade, Donegal’s Ulster Championship opponents, Tyrone, were placed 11th while Armagh were marked four positions higher.Still, there’s always a silver lining for some. One Offaly supporter commented on his team’s placing in the table at just under thirty: “This does not look good – but only if you are focusing on Ireland. It must be remembered that Offaly are also the 29th best Gaelic football team in the entire Universe.” MIDFIELD DEPARTURESPat McCann is away to pastures new.So the midfield maestro is heading off. Bound for foreign fields and a new start. His loss will be keenly felt in an area of the pitch that isn’t exactly over-laden with penetrative midfielders.But Pat McCann wants to go and more’s the pity as far as Finn Harps are concerned. Ollie Horgan reckons the club is fortunate to have adequate resources in this department to fill the departing American’s boots but I’m not sharing his optimism on that score. Another quality midfielder – preferably one who can find the net with the regularity of Mickey Funston –is urgently needed allied with a striker or two to help share Kevin McHugh’s front line duties.The Harps boss is hopeful that McCann will return in July following his stint in Spain with Brenes Balompie but in the meantime he has a void to fill. As for the other midfielder who announced at the weekend that he is America bound, Steven Gerrard, there’ll be some hole to plug at Anfield when he vacates that slot at the end of the current season.But will he? Yes, talk is persisting of a fall-out with Brendan Rodgers and an inevitable parting of the ways as a result with the England international – now THERE’S a midfield he didn’t exactly grace over his career – reportedly unhappy to hear that he won’t feature as an automatic starting choice.Remember Paul Scholes? Some years back he announced his departure from Manchester United – indeed from the game – but was persuaded to, and agreed to, return to Alex Ferguson’s squad.It could be that Gerrard may yet postpone his Major League Soccer – Mayor League? They’re having a laugh – experience in favour of remaining on at Anfield for another campaign even if it means coming off the bench more than not to be involved at his beloved Liverpool.Though there is, of course, a midfield vacancy at Finn Park.ZIP CODEArsene Wenger looked a frustrated man at the Emirates during the first half of Sunday’s F.A. Cup clash with Hull City. And, let me tell you, I’ve shared that frustration many’s a time.He’d just emerged into the technical area and was obviously feeling the pinch when he decided he could take no more. Time to zip up that coat we have all become familiar with and keep that North London nip out. Only problem was he couldn’t manage it and after a couple of attempts shrugged his shoulders and got on with delivering that familiar shady look to events on the pitch.Zips, huh? Can’t live without them, can’t connect up those interlocking teeth when you desperately want to. Been there, worn the tee-shirt – or at any rate, the coat.And the chillier it is, the less likely you’ll get the zipper to operate in the manner its inventor, Whitcomb L. Judson – don’t believe for one minute this column is simply here for decoration – intended.To be fair, the Arsenal boss was later seen with his coat fully fastened which didn’t allow any of us to mouth “zip it” at him when he was having a go at the referee.VOTE FOR STEPHANIEStephanie Roche scored an absolute cracker!Just in case you’ve forgotten, Stephanie Roche is still looking for your votes to help her claim the FIFA Goal of the Year award. And that applies to those of you who have already voted.I spent ten minutes yesterday looking at the brief clip of her stunning strike – three touches and wallop – for Peamount United against Wexford Youths and, honestly, it gets better with each showing if that’s possible. Even Van Persie’s voting for it, I hear.CHRISTMAS CARDSThey had more cards at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday than I’ve had through the letter-box over the past three Christmas seasons.Nineteen in total brandished by referee Noel Mooney including four reds. And a real kick in the backside for those keen to promote a more positive image for the G.A.A.In other words, just another day at the orifice for Armagh and Tyrone.ROTATIONChopper Ferguson!Alex Ferguson arrived for Manchester United’s Cup game with Yeovil Town in a helicopter.Don’t know what his mode of transport was for those games when David Moyes was in charge at Old Trafford but his presence obviously didn’t help the former Everton manager avoid the chopper.[EDITOR’S NOTE: You’re fired.]FABULOUS BAKER BOYS?New Malin manager Liam ‘Baker’ BradleyMust have taken some dough to get the ‘Baker’ to agree to take over the reigns as Malin’s senior manager.And if I had some, I’d put it on said Liam Bradley to lead the Inishowen side to Donegal Championship glory this year and, quite conceivably, further.TAXI FOR GALLAGHER AND A CHOPPER FOR SIR ALEX – IT’S WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY was last modified: January 7th, 2015 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:Paddy Walshsports columnWalshy on Wednesday
Tim Sherwood has confirmed Shay Given will start Aston Villa’s FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday.The veteran keeper turns 39 on Monday and will face the Reds this weekend to continue his comeback at the club.Given made just two league appearances under ex-manager Paul Lambert, although he has been Villa’s goalkeeper for the cups after losing his regular place to Brad Guzan in 2012. He was loaned out to Middlesbrough last season and failed to play a game for Villa.But Sherwood will put his faith in the Donegal man to help his side into the final.He said: “Shay plays. Absolutely. He’s done nothing wrong Shay, he’s a large part of the reason we’re in this semi-final.“The saves he made against Leicester were fantastic and at the right time. He trains fantastically well and he’s pushing Brad all the way for that No.1 spot.” GIVEN TO PLAY IN CUP SEMI-FINAL AT WEMBLEY – THE DAY BEFORE HIS 39TH BIRTHDAY was last modified: April 17th, 2015 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:Aston VilladonegalLiffordLiverpoolShay Given
Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella are set to star in a brand new reality TV show which will be screened on ITV.UTV Ireland have announced that filming is set to begin shortly on the programme which is titled ‘Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip’.The new six-part series is a reality travel show with a difference. The popular couple will take to the road visiting areas of natural beauty and taking in all that Ireland has to offer, while staying only in B&B accommodation throughout their trip.Their B&B hosts will act as tour guides, showing them around the area and, as well as sharing stories across the dinner and breakfast table, local performers and characters will make cameo appearances for evenings of ‘craic agus ceoil’ with entertainment from Daniel and other local performers.Speaking about the launch of the new series, Mary Curtis, UTV Ireland’s Head of Channel, said, “Daniel and Majella are hugely popular with Irish audiences and they are a fantastic couple who complement each other perfectly.“Throughout the show, we will get to know them better as a couple, whilst seeing them as we have never seen them before. “Their warm and fun personalities make them ideal hosts for this series.“We are delighted to be welcoming Daniel and Majella to the UTV Ireland schedule and I think this series will resonate with people of all ages.”The show will be produced by VIP Productions and filming is due to start in early July.The show will be on UTV Ireland later this year.More details on locations and dates for filming in each area will be announced in the coming weeks. UTV Ireland is available on Sky channel 116, Saorview channel 6, UPC channel 110 and eVision channel 108.To receive UTV Ireland SAORVIEW viewers must retune their set top boxes. For guidance on how to retune your box, checkout www.saorview.ie or call the SAORVIEW team 1890 222 012.UTV Ireland also offers a catch-up service on www.utv.ie and on the UTV Player, available to download on smart devices.For further information, go to www.utv.ie or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. DANIEL AND MAJELLA HIT THE ROAD AS PART OF NEW REALITY TV SHOW was last modified: June 3rd, 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:Daniel O’Donnell. MajellaEntertainmentFeaturesITVnewsReality Show
The strategic policy committee on housing is reviewing the level of grants of the various housing adaptation grant schemes across the county.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghIt follows a question to Donegal County Council by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh.Cllr Kavanagh asked if the council could review its policies with regard to the allocation of housing adaptation grants for people with a disability and for elderly people. He added that currently too many successful applicants are not in a position to take up the offered grant as they cannot afford the balance to meet the quotation for the necessary work.“As a result the grant does not get drawn down, and the work does not get done, this has implications for the ability of elderly and disabled people to remain in their own home,” h said.The council replied that so far this year they had paid out €200,000 on 70 grants.However the council stated that the strategic policy committee on housing had identified the need to review the grant levels under the various housing adaptation grant schemes, this review is to be completed before the end of 2015 and will subsequently be presented to the corporate policy group and full council for consideration. Welcoming this review of grant levels Cllr. Kavanagh said “It is important for the elderly and disabled members of our community that as many housing adaptations as possible can be brought to a successful conclusion.“If the council recognise and accept that the work is necessary and a grant is approved to complete the work, it is extremely frustrating for everyone concerned if still cannot get down because of the price gap between the grant allocated and the cost of the work. I hope the policy committee can complete its review in a timely fashion and that we have a positive proposal to consider at council as soon as possible.”REVIEW OF HOUSING GRANTS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY COUNCIL was last modified: October 11th, 2015 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghcouncilhousing
Angry motorists have been told that works on the dual carriageway outside Letterkenny are expected to be completed this evening.Motorists were left in long tailbacks this morning as the carriageway was reduced to one lane coming into Letterkenny.A spokesperson for Donegal County Council confirmed that “anti-skid’ surfacing is taking place on the road. “This work is being carried out on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland and involves the laying of anti-skid surfacing on the dual carriageway on approach to the Dry Arch Roundabout.“It is expected that this work will be complete this evening,” said the spokesperson.Roadworks on dual carriageway expected to be completed tonight was last modified: October 13th, 2016 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)
Patrick Gildea’s Hairdressing team has received another accolade after being listed as one of the top salons in Ireland by High Fashion Tatler Magazine in their November glamour issue. A total of 21 Salons from around Ireland were chosen by Tatler magazine for their glamour feature on Ireland’s Top Salons- The hotspots and names to know in hair.The team at Patrick Gildea hairdressing are synonymous with quality so it was no surprise to see their name included in the top salon feature but not only were they the only Donegal Salon but they were also the only salon in Ulster chosen outside of Belfast! Commenting on this wonderful achievement Patrick said “We are so happy to be included in the Irish Tatler’s Top Salons Feature and to be the only Salon in Ulster outside of Belfast listed makes it even more special. The feature really does cover the crème de la crème of the hairdressing industry so it is an absolute privilege for us to be included alongside some of the most successful salons in the country.“Our team are constantly striving for Excellence at every opportunity and never stop training and upskilling to make sure that they are always one step ahead, so it is great when all the hard work pays off, thanks to everyone at the Irish Tatler Magazine for researching our salon and choosing it in their top listing”For more information on Patrick Gildea Hairdressing see www.patrickgildea.ie or contact the salon on 074-9125476.Patrick Gildea Hairdressing chosen as top salon by Tatler magazine was last modified: October 14th, 2016 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)
FOOTBALL–Onduparaka have included want-away striker Muhammad Shaban in a 31-man squad released by the Caterpillars a head of the new 2017/2018 league season.While the squad was bursting at the seams with new faces the inclusion of the unsettled striker struck a chord with Caterpillars fans.Shaban’s future at Green Light Stadium diminished into uncertainty following a fall out with the club administration.At the height of the fallout, the club stripped Shaban of captaincy and subsequently appointed Rashid Toha as new skipper with Alex Adriko Gasper, Denis Andama and Gaddafi Muhammad the assistants.Since then, Shaban’s desire to leave the Caterpillars this off-season became a public secret noticeable in various interviews and social media posts where he relayed apparent openness to leave .The club, for their part, rebuffed initial overtures from local clubs and only insisted to do business with suitors abroad.Following unsuccessful trials with South African giants SuperSport United last month, the striker’s chances of leaving Green Light Stadium wore thin, and sources indicate that he had no choice but to stay put.Vipers SC were reportedly monitoring Shaban’s uncertain future with keen interest as they were desperately seeking alternatives to bolster their striking force.But the cold-shoulder treatment the player received during his first spell with the Kitende-based side returned to shatter the slimmest of hopes for the deal to crystallise.Champions KCCA were also rumoured to have picked interested in working the striker as replacement for Geoffrey Sserunkuma after the veteran striker went for greener pastures with Zambian outfit Buildco FC.Shaban scored 13 league goals for the Arua-based outfit last season to steer Onduparaka to respectable 5th place finish in their UPL debut season, and despite altercations with his bosses, he was at the heart of everything good the Caterpillars achieved in the season.The released squad 1. Ssebwato Nicholas(42)2. Anyama Richard(32)3. Orom Benson (25) 4. Adriko Alex Gasper (17) 5. Aniku Soso (3) 6. Kasozi Bob (35) 7. Kirya Aggrey(6) 8. Andama Denis (30) 9. Saddam Norman (18)10. Okocha Rashid (15)11. Gibson Adinho (33) 12. Simba Sabir(2) 13. Toha Rashid (12) 14. Muhammad Rashid (24)15. Ibrahim Faizol (4) 16. Ajobe Toto Mahdi ( 5) 17. Kakooza Rajab(16) 18. Mboowa Ivan (31) 19. Gaddafi Wahab (11) 20. Gaddafi Muhammad (7) 21. Ssekajugo Viane (20) 22 .Ndugwa Karim (8) 23. Kabon Living (13) 24. Muhammad Shaban (9) 25. OKhuti Ceaser (28) 26. Rashid Ayub Agau (10) 27. Okwir Dickens (19) 28. Busobozi Allan (22) 29. Bida Ezra Rashid (21) 30. Leku Alfred (42) 31. Olega Ceaser (14)Comments
Tags: FUBA NBLJKL DolphinsKIU TitansNdejje AnglesPemba Warriors This is Warriors (in White) fifth defeat in thier last seven games (Photo by FUBA Media)FUBA National Basketball LeagueYMCA Courts, WandegeyaFriday, 24-08-2018-Pemba Wariiors 66-70 Ndejje Angels-JKL Dolphins 83-71 KIU TitansLUGOGO – Pemba Warriors succumbed to a fifth league loss in their last seven outings when they went down 66-70 to Ndejje Angels at the YMCA Court on Friday Evening.Despite a bright start that saw Warriors lead 15-12 after the first quarter and 39-31 at halftime, Ndejje rallied back to win the last two quarters en route to an 11th victory of the current campaign.Gauthier Baderha and Salim Kisily top scored on the night with 15 points apiece while Innocent Ochera added 14 in the win for the University side.Despite the loss, Mark Opiyo (14), Mike Otieno (12) and Syrus Kiviiri (11) managed to reach double figures in terms of points for Warriors.The loss sees Warriors drop to sixth on the log with two games to play while Ndejje on the other end, climbs to fifth with 11 victories from 21 games.Ndejje who have now won three games on a trot, will play City Oilers in the last regular season game.In the other game, JKL Dolphins produced a breath-taking second half performance to defeat title hopefuls KIU Titans 83-71.The Dolphins had to dig deep after trailing 13 -23 in the first quarter and 34-43 at the break.It was in the third that they started believing, winning it 23-18 with Ivan Lumanyika grabbing 8 points of his own in the 10 minutes.It was then a master class in the fourth as they restricted KIU to only 10 points whilst scoring 26 at the other end to win the encounter 83-71.Ivan Lumanyika registered a double double against his former employers with 21 points and 13 rebounds on the night. Libe Makala scored a game high 22 points as Daniel Orenga added 12 points in the impressive display.Denis Balungu top-scored for KIU with 19 points, Michael Bwanga and Samuel Agutu added 14 and 13 points respectively.The loss, means that KIU Titans will drop to third if City Oilers win their game against Ndejje on Saturday while victory elevates JKL to fourth on the log with one game to play.Comments
Kigonya has been at Sofapaka since 2016 (file photo)NAIROBI – Uganda goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya has reportedly parted ways with Kenyan Premier League side, Sofapaka FC.The former Bright Stars custodian has been with Batoto Ba Mungu from June 2016, when he joined the side during some serious financial challenges.“I can confirm that I have left Sofapaka, said kigonya.“I sat down with club management and we agreed that it was time to part ways.“I do not want to talk about reasons for terminating my contract but all I can say is, it was due to personal reasons.“I am now a free agent and ready to move to another KPL team.”Kigonya was Sofapaka’s first-choice keeper since his move to the club in 2016 from Ugandan side, Bright Stars.He was appointed their captain in June 2018 when Hillary Echesa retired from football, and scored four league goals during his time with the club, all of which came from the penalty spot.Kigonya was part of the KPL All-Stars team that traveled to Spain for exhibition matches against Cordoba and Sevilla Atlético in 2017.He is capped five times for the Uganda Cranes and it now remains to be seen where he moves to next.Comments Tags: bright starsMathias KigonyaSofapaka FC
Cagliari vs GenoaSerdegna Arena, CagliariFriday, 20-09-2019 @9:45pmCagliari are looking for their first home win of the season with Giovanni Simeone hoping to score against his old club Genoa.The hosts picked up their first points last weekend with a comprehensive 3-1 win away to Parma, inspired by centre-half Luca Ceppitelli’s first half brace. Antonino Barillà pulled one back for the for the home side before Giovanni Simeone sealed the victory for the visitors.The Sardi had lost both their opening two fixtures at the Sardegna Arena, a 1-0 defeat to newly promoted Brescia was followed up by a narrow 2-1 loss to a revamped Inter side.Coach Rolando Maran has several injuries to contend with, as goalkeeper Alessio Cragno and striker Leonardo Pavoletti are long-term absentees, while Radja Nainggolan, Paolo Faragò and Luca Pellegrini are also on the treatment table and face late fitness tests ahead of this one.The Grifone, on the other hand, lost their first game of the season at the weekend when Atalanta left Marassi with the three points after a 2-1 victory. Duvan Zapata’s 95th-minute winner was enough to steal the win after it had looked like Domenico Criscito’s debatable 91st-minute penalty had given both sides a share of the spoils.The Ligurian club had played out an exciting 3-3 draw away to Roma on the opening day of the season, before defeating Fiorentina 2-1 at home the following week.Stefano Sturaro is joined on the injury list by Francesco Cassata, but Danish veteran Lasse Schone is already taking control of the midfield following his transfer from Ajax.Expect this game to be a tight enough affair, the Sardi will want to get their first win at home and will be confident after their good win over Parma last weekend. Meanwhile, the away team will hope to bounce back after their first defeat of the season.The Sardinians have lost their last four at home, whereas Genoa are without a win in 10 Serie A away fixtures.Udinese vs BresciaDercia Arena, UdineSaturday, 21-09-2019 @4pmThis already feels like a relegation dogfight, with Udinese and Brescia both coming off two consecutive defeats.Igor Tudor’s side won the opener against Milan, but it’s been all downhill from there, falling 3-1 to Parma and only 1-0 away to Inter, albeit with Rodrigo De Paul sent off. The Argentina international begins a three-match ban for slapping Antonio Candreva in an off-the-ball incident and is a big loss for the Friulani.Ignacio Pussetto is expected to step in as support for Kevin Lasagna, although Stefano Okaka is another option after his deadline day transfer from Watford.Brescia are still without their star man Mario Balotelli, who will be available from the midweek round once his leftover ban from Ligue 1 has expired. Daniele Dessena is also suspended for this trip to Udine, joining injured Ernesto Torregrossa, Giangiacomo Magnani, Bruno Martella and Emanuele Ndoj.There was already talk this week of sacking Coach Eugenio Corini to bring in Stefano Pioli after a 4-3 capitulation to Bologna. It’d be extremely harsh, considering they had been 3-1 up before Dessena’s foolish red card.A victory for Udinese would be a real tonic for their games ahead, as they come up against Hellas Verona and Bologna in their subsequent fixtures. If surviving the drop is the ultimate aim, then Brescia need to churn out consistent performances and upset teams of Udinese’s calibre.Brescia’s 2-1 result in September 2004 was their only Serie A victory away to Udinese, along with four draws and five defeats.Juventus vs Hellas VeronaAllianz Stadium, TorinoSaturday, 14-09-2019 @7pmJuventus fell off the top of the Serie A table after almost two years and host revitalised Hellas Verona after a midweek Atletico Madrid draw.The Bianconeri remain unbeaten this season, but the 0-0 draw at Fiorentina allowed Inter to break away as sole leaders. It was followed by the fumbling of a 2-0 lead in Madrid for the Champions League, as defending on set plays is becoming a real problem.The build-up has also been marred by events off the pitch after the arrest of 12 Juventus Ultras, which has even led to rumours that the game is even at risk of postponement, considering the bad blood that already exists between these fans.Maurizio Sarri may opt to rotate his side, as they continue in a hectic period, where they play their third of seven games in three weeks. Giorgio Chiellini is a long-term absentee, whilst Douglas Costa and Mattia De Sciglio missed the two draws against Atletico and Fiorentina.Players looking to step in include Gigi Buffon, Merih Demiral, Emre Can and Federico Bernardeschi, while Juan Cuadrado could move to right-back.Verona come into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Milan, where striker Mariusz Stepinski was sent off. Having defended admirably for 68 minutes, Krzysztof Piatek’s penalty gave Milan the win. They can take heart from their defensive performance that night, and a similar effort will be required against champions Juventus.Verona’s early season form has left them sitting in 11th, with a win away at Lecce and a 1-1 draw at Bologna their other results this season. Goals have been low on the agenda in Verona’s games, scoring twice and conceding twice across the three games, so if Juventus can break through the rigid defence, expect them to struggle to net themselves.Verona will be without Stepinski following his red card last time out, whilst Emmanuel Badu, Daniel Bessa and Salvatore Bocchetti are injured.Hellas Verona have never won away to Juventus in Serie A, managing four draws from 28 attempts.AC Milan vs Inter MilanStadio Guiseppe Meazza, MilanSaturday, 21-09-2019 @9:45pmThe Derby della Madonnina of the season has Inter looking to continue their perfect Serie A start against their city rivals, whose season is yet to take off.Milan have opened up their 2019-20 campaign with two less-than-convincing wins against newly promoted Verona and Brescia, and a disappointing 1-0 defeat in Udine. Just two goals in three games shows where they are lacking currently, with Krzysztof Piatek only netting his first goal of the season from the penalty spot in the win over 10-man Verona.As for Inter, they have played three, won three and are sitting pretty at the top of the Serie A table. However, they only scraped a late equaliser against Sparta Prague in their first Champions League group stage game, a result that was not in the script, especially after their impressive start domestically.Inter certainly aren’t struggling for goals at this early stage, scoring eight in their four games in all competitions. Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez seem to be firing, as well as the sparkling form of Stefano Sensi, who is making a real name for himself.Given their respective starts, Inter certainly have the better form and confidence, but we all know that means very little when it comes to the Derby della Madonnina.Milan are struggling in the final third and they should have conceded at least the one against Verona at the weekend, which will worry Marco Giampaolo. Even more concerning was how Milan failed to break down a team that were down to 10 men and even then, the goal came from the spot.Inter look like a team ready to challenge for the title and they have that bit of steeliness about them, as was shown in the game against Cagliari in Week 2.You would expect Diego Godin to be recalled after being rested midweek, which will only add to their defensive quality. Milan will need to find something they have, as of yet, failed to show – goal-scoring threat.Long-term viewers will know Inter’s tendency to put performances together before a collapse, and in a derby, teams find that extra edge. Milan do have the weapons to hurt Inter and could give Ante Rebic his first start after the Eintracht Frankfurt transfer, though he’s in competition with Lucas Paqueta and Samu Castillejo. Andrea Conti steps in for suspended Davide Calabria at right-back.The record shows that Milan are without a win in six Serie A derbies, so a seventh would represent their worst run since 1999. Derbies are mental battles just as much as physical ones and Milan will have to find their identity quickly.Inter are favourites and a few steps ahead of where Milan are right now, so Conte’s men will be keen to put a few things right after their disappointing result on Tuesday. This could well be a confirmation of how serious Inter are this season and they will be looking to keep the strong run going.There have only been two 0-0 draws in the derby in the last 15 years.Sassuolo vs SPALMAPEI Stadium, Raggio nell’EmiliaSunday, 22-09-2019 @1:30pmSPAL got off the mark with a comeback to beat Lazio, but Sassuolo’s all-attack approach is proving risky.Following last week’s defeat at the hands of Roma, the Neroverdi will put all their hopes on Domenico Berardi, who is leading the Capocannoniere race with five goals. The 25-year-old has been with Sassuolo from the age of 16, and while being heavily linked with Juventus in the past, he decided to remain with them and help the Emilian club’s cause. Huge expectations have been surrounding Berardi ever since his Serie A debut in 2013 and this year could prove decisive.Visitors SPAL are fresh from a 2-1 win against Lazio, thanks to Jasmin Kurtic’s vital goal in stoppage time. Coach Leonardo Semplici was full of praise for his men and will probably look to build upon their second-half performance, where Federico Di Francesco took a more advanced role on the right and proved decisive for the team. Semplici’s tactical lucidity and the healthy competition he created within the Biancazzurri squad will be decisive this year.Both Coaches promote an attack-minded football, representing the young generation of Italian tacticians that distance themselves from the classic defensive approach. Expect a dynamic game with potentially many goals. Roberto De Zerbi will be without 21-year-old Rogerio, while SPAL have lost Mohamed Fares due to injury.SPAL have never won against Sassuolo in Serie A and will certainly look to improve their defensive play, Lazio still having showed in the previous match the many flaws Leonardo Semplici’s team has.Each time Sassuolo and SPAL met at the Mapei Stadium the game ended 1-1.Bologna vs RomaStadio Renato Dall’Ara, BolognaSunday, 21-09-2019 @4pmDetails to follow Lecce vs NapoliStadio Comunale Via del Mare, LecceSunday, 21-09-2019 @4pmNapoli are buzzing after beating Champions League holders Liverpool, while Lecce also caused a stir with their shock victory at Torino.The Partenopei put in a convincing performance to see off Liverpool 2-0 at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday evening, with Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente on target. Just 24 hours before that, Fabio Liverani’s Lecce got their first points of the season in style, taking down a Torino side who until Monday night had a perfect record.Carlo Ancelotti’s men are finding their feet after wins over Fiorentina and Sampdoria, plus only a last-gasp defeat to Juventus once they’d cancelled out a three-goal deficit.Having started the first two games of the season conceding seven goals between Juve and Fiorentina, Napoli looked like a defensive liability, but most recently obtaining two consecutive clean sheets against Sampdoria and Liverpool, they are finally hitting their stride.The squad seems to be healthy and vibrant, aside from some minor problems. Kostas Manolas and Lorenzo Tonelli were training individually and will continue to be monitored, leaving the possibility for Nikola Maskimovic to once again fill in. Dries Mertens put in great work midweek, but could well be rested in favour of Fernando Llorente or Arkadiusz Milik.Lecce had failed to register a goal or point until their shock victory away to joint leaders Torino. Having started the season with back to back losses at the hands of Inter and Hellas Verona, Fabio Liverani’s men are hoping they’ve found their Serie A groove.The Salentini come up against the likes of Roma, Milan and Juventus in the coming month, not to mention Napoli this Sunday. With a home advantage to protect, Lecce will look to pull off the Cinderella story here and give their home fans something to cheer about.Marco Mancosu scored the winner in the last fixture to give the newly promoted side their first three points, but Filippo Falco hit the headlines, because when he runs at defenders, he is extremely difficult to stop.There is no shortage of options, as Diego Farias, Khouma Babacar and Gianluca Lapadula are all battling for the centre-forward spot. Cristian Dell’Orco and Biagio Meccariello are injured in defence.Napoli have scored nine goals in the first three Serie A rounds, having more prolific starts only in 1931-32 (10) and 1953-54 (11).Sampdoria vs TorinoStadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, GenoaSunday, 21-09-2019 @4pmEusebio Di Francesco is already facing threats of the sack after three straight defeats, as Sampdoria host a Torino side fresh from their own huge setback.After three rounds of Serie A, the Blucerchiati are the only side not to have picked up any points so far, and new Coach Di Francesco is already feeling the pressure. On the Granata side of things, after victory in their first two games and the strong likelihood they’d be joint top of the table with Inter, they suffered a shock defeat at home to newly-promoted Lecce. It was the second major disappointment of the campaign after their Europa League play-off failure against Wolves.It is an understatement to say that both teams need something from this clash.The ownership issue continues to rumble on for the 1991 Scudetto winners, as President Massimo Ferrero continues his “public discussions” with former playing legend Gianluca Vialli. Until the situation behind the scenes is resolved, the performance on the field may very well continue to be affected.So far, Samp have switched players and formations, as Di Francesco has tried to find the right balance in a squad that lacks quality, but is still better than their bottom dweller position. There are issues at both ends of the field, as they have scored just once and have allowed nine at the back. Up front, Fabio Quagliarella has been the only forward to start all three games so far, and it will be interesting to see which of Gianluca Caprari, Manolo Gabbiadini, Gaston Ramirez, Emiliano Rigoni etc…will try to supply the veteran.Walter Mazzarri meanwhile mentioned that a number of his players came back late from international duty last week. Having almost a full week’s training with his entire squad, he will need to work out the kinks that allowed such a poor performance against Lecce. The biggest question of his team might be whether to employ Simone Zaza up front to partner the in form Andrea Belotti.Given the pressure that Samp are under and having this match at home, they ought to be seeking a victory, as even a draw does not help their cause. Torino’s best blueprint for success could be their impressive victory over Atalanta earlier in the campaign, when they came back from 1-2 in the second half, to emerge victorious 3-2.Gonzalo Maroni and Jakub Jankto are undergoing treatment, while Torino are without Cristian Ansaldi and winger Vittorio Parigini.Samp have never lost the opening four games of the Serie A season, so could set a new club record.Atalanta vs FiorentinaStadio Enio Tardini, ParmaSunday, 21-09-2019 @7pmDetails to follow Lazio vs ParmaStadio Olimpico, RomeSunday, 21-09-2019 @9:45pmFrustration is growing at Lazio after almost identical defeats to SPAL and Cluj, while Parma are also struggling this season.Simone Inzaghi lamented his side’s lack of effort in the second half against SPAL, but they repeated the pattern in the Europa League on Thursday evening, again taking the lead only to lose 2-1 in Romania with CFR Cluj.Ciro Immobile, Stefan Radu and Luis Alberto didn’t even make the trip, while Adam Marusic was suspended for that tournament. Squad rotation therefore suggests those four could start on Sunday.Lazio will be hoping luck comes their way this weekend after hitting the woodwork four times, yet they face a Parma side who endured similar frustrations against Cagliari. The Ducali lost 3-1 at the Stadio Tardini, but had plenty of opportunities, not to mention a goal and potential penalty ruled out by VAR.Juraj Kucka, Matteo Scozzarella and Alberto Grassi are all injury doubts, while Yann Karamoh was punished for failing to turn up to training. The statement from the club confirmed this was not an isolated incident for the winger on loan from Inter.Parma have lost each of their last five Serie A encounters with Lazio, not to mention the most recent six trips to the Olimpico. However, the Aquile are without a league home win in four.Parma could win their opening two away fixtures of a Serie A season, something they achieved only once in 1997-98.Comments Tags: AC MilanInter MilanItalian Serie A
The parents of Sligo boy Rory Gallagher have gained strength and courage from one kind Donegal family.The Leslie family of Killybegs have raised over €10,000 for the care of five-year-old Rory, who has cerebral palsy.Bert and Anne Leslie have provided immeasurable comfort for Rory’s parents Shauna and Gerry from Cliffoney in Co.Sligo by raising funds for his intensive pre-surgery programme in Spain. The determined little boy requires double hip surgeries in Boston and is currently attending a neurological rehabilitation centre to ensure the best possible outcome.Mum Shauna Gallagher said the Leslie’s generous help came at a particular time of need.Shauna and RoryShauna said: “It’s costing €2,700 per month to have Rory in this centre, we get no help from the health service to cover any of the costs associated with his treatment.“Rory requires double hip surgeries in Boston Children’s Hospital which are going to cost €123,000. We are under a lot of pressure at the moment to try and provide Rory with the care he requires. “It’s been such a tough journey but Rory’s our world, he makes us smile day in, day out!“Bert Leslie along with his wife Anne and family have done more than we could have ever imagined for Rory.“Not only did they raise over €10,000 to help Rory with his wish to walk but they gave me strength and courage to continue at a time when I was feeling so low and tired.“They reminded me that people do care about my Rory and do want to see him succeed with his wish to walk.“They have guaranteed Rory a place in the neurological rehabilitation centre. This means more to us as a family than anyone can imagine. All we have ever wanted is the best for Rory. Words can’t describe just how we feel, it’s such a weight off our minds,” Shauna said. Bert and Anne run the family owned business SeaQuest Systems in Killybegs. Rory recently had a very special day with the family at the factory looking at the boats and machinery in production.The brave little boy also has a new best friend in little Hugh, Bert and Anne’s grandson. Rory got to meet another Rory – Ruaidhri Leslie, who so kindly shared his 40th birthday celebrations to help raise funds for our little Rory.Ruaidhri allowed his family and friends to post funny photos of him on Facebook in the build up to his big birthday, with SeaQuest making a donation for every like the photos received.Shauna said all the support has been fantastic: “Rory is returning to Boston Children’s hospital early next year and while we are anxious and a little worried we are so very thankful for the wonderful support.“Having a child with special needs brings can bring some very special people into your life and we just can’t thank the Leslies enough for all they have done to help our little boy Rory.”Rory was 8 months old when his parents were given the devastating news that he had cerebral palsy. They were told that he would never talk or walk.Rory is proving the medical experts wrong, he talks very well and his parents are doing their utmost to make their little boy’s wish to walk a reality.He is improving so much and still going in the right direction, Shauna says, and she couldn’t be prouder.“He is missing home at the moment and is looking forward to returning to Ireland in a few days time, he is looking forward to a trip to Belfast as he will be a guest of honor at his hero Carl Frampton’s upcoming fight on November 18th.”Rory and Carl FramptonRory’s parents aren’t in the least bit surprised that Rory is into boxing as he has been their little fighter from the day he was born.Shauna said: “It’s been a tough journey to get Rory this far. We have got the public to thank for helping us give Rory the opportunities he deserves.“He is working very hard in the neurological centre and has achieved so much in the short time he has been attending.“He is now fully toilet trained (considering we were told he would be in nappies for life, this is an amazing achievement), he is feeding himself, he is learning to sit correctly, learning to stand and most importantly learning to walk. Rory’s determined to walk!” Shauna said.If you would like to support Rory’s Wish to Walk, visit: www.rorygallagherswishtowalk.comFamily of brave little boy stunned by the support of caring Donegal fundraisers was last modified: November 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Rory Gallagherwish to walk
Donegal ETB has launched its Strategy Statement 2017-2021, Lean ar Aghaidh. The Strategy sets out the ETB’s mission over the next five years ‘to promote, provide and support accessible and inclusive education and training which enables young people and adults to empower themselves to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment’. A number of priority areas have been outlined under three headings – teaching and learning; a progressive, accountable organisation and working with partners.Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) is the largest education provider in the county with a total of 24,500 students and learners completing education and training with it in 2016. It manages 15 out of the 27 post-primary schools in Co Donegal, Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre and Donegal Music Education Partnership and has legal responsibilities for youth work.It is also the largest provider of Further Education and Training (FET) in the county with almost 12,000 learners completing courses with it in 2016.Speaking at the launch Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh said, “We are delighted to launch our five year Strategy Statement which will guide and oversee our work for the next five years. As the largest education provider in the county at second level, FET, outdoor and music education, Donegal ETB’s mission is ‘excellence in the delivery of a quality, learner-centred education and training service.’ We will strive to deliver this service to the best of our ability over the next five years, guided by our Strategy”.Donegal ETB Chairperson, Cllr Rena Donaghey stated, “I am delighted to have recently become Chairperson of Donegal ETB at what will be the beginning of an exciting few years for it as this Strategy Statement lays testament to. The implementation of the Strategy Statement will inform the ETB’s work which will be monitored by the Board of Donegal ETB.” The Strategy Statement can be read on the Publications section of Donegal ETB’s website at www.donegaletb.ie/corporate/publications/Donegal ETB plans to ‘Lean ar Aghaidh’ with five year strategy was last modified: December 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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 ETBLean ar Aghaidh
Parents with children with flu-like symptoms were warned today to keep them at home when schools open next week to combat an expected surge in influenza infections.Thousands of children across the country are falling victim to the flu this year.The Health Service Executive said the rise in the numbers of people with flu was having a significant knock-on effect on the high numbers on trolleys in the nation’s hospitals. Dr Kevin Kelleher, assistant national director for public health and child health, said flu figures were expected to peak within a couple of weeks.“When schools go back next week, there may be a leap in the numbers with flu,” Dr Kelleher told independent.ie.To combat the expected surge in numbers, he appealed to parents to keep sick children at home.He also declared adults with flu-like symptoms should not tough it out and go to work where they would spread the virus. Top HSE doctor warns to keep children with flu symptoms not to return to school was last modified: January 6th, 2018 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:fluHSEschools
The male grooming experts at Mavericks Traditional Barbershop Letterkenny talk about the tools and tricks you need to give yourself the best shave:Something the Mavericks have been focusing on lately is to further improve the experience of our Luxury Hot Towel Shave! If we do say so ourselves, it is something every man should experience, we have men who come in every single week for a Luxury Hot Towel Shave. Yes, the finish is second to none, but the experience is what it is all about. It is a half hour of complete relaxation and serenity!So if you what to experience a more traditional shave in your own home what do you need? Not all products or techniques work the same for everyone. Pick virtually any ingredient used and you’ll find some people that love it, and some people that hate it. So experiment, but experiment with good quality products. Spend the money to invest in decent tools. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive… what’s important is that they are GREAT quality. Razor:- if you want to try the complete traditional experience using a cut-throat razor, then go for it, we recommend it! But please make sure you know what you’re doing, they are dangerous, even just ask your barber for pointers on how to use it, they will only be delighted to talk to you about it (that’s if they know how to use it!) Brush:- There’s always an argument… natural versus synthetic. You can find great brushes of both types, so this is where you experiment and find what works for you. I personally like synthetic while the rest of the Mavericks like badger and boar hair, it’s just what works for you!Soap:- A traditional shave does not come in a can. Will it work? Sure. But is it the best? Absolutely not. Next, you’ll say ‘€12 for a shaving soap’?! But these things are concentrated and dehydrated and will last 4 -5 times longer than a typical can of foam or gel! Again when it comes to quality, if you get the right one there is no comparison.You can get these products in any good pharmacy, but if you are struggling to find a good range, Mavericks have one of the largest ranges of shaving and beard products in the north-west. All products are premium trade products, we only use the best, recommend the best and sell the best…Call in store at Lower Main Street Letterkenny, you can also follow us on Facebook on www.facebook.com/Maverick-Traditional-Barbershop-1544230652533677 Mavericks Barbers: Tips for a traditional shave at home was last modified: February 20th, 2018 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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:Mavericks Barbersmavericks traditional barbershopshaving