first_img Philipp Wollscheid Stoke have exercised their right to buy defender Philipp Wollscheid from Bayer Leverkusen after a successful loan deal.The 26-year-old has made 14 appearances for the Potters since joining in January and he has signed a three-year deal for a fee in the region of £2.75million.Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said on the club’s website: “We’re delighted to have secured Philipp’s services on a permanent basis. He joined us midway through the season but wasted little time in making a big impression.“Within days of arriving in England he made his debut against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and went on to become an important member of Mark’s squad.“He’s clearly enjoying life in England; he feels very settled here and had no hesitation in committing his long-term future to Stoke City.” 1last_img read more

first_img1 Mario Balotelli Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli claims Brendan Rodgers’ tactics prevented him from hitting the heights expected of him.The Italian moved to Anfield last summer from AC Milan for £16m but he managed just one Premier League goal during his season on Merseyside.The striker has now returned to the San Siro on loan, but he has left with a parting shot for his former boss.“I accept my faults, but also Brendan Rodgers’ formation didn’t suit my characteristics,” Balotelli told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“At the start I messed up a lot of easy chances, then I had fewer opportunities to score, a bit of bad luck, injuries. It was a mess.“However I never protested, I accepted the choices of the manager and always behaved like a professional.“In the last year there weren’t ever any problems with my private life.”last_img read more

first_img 3 Manchester City v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT at 5.30pm on Saturday 21 November.Jurgen Klopp faces his biggest test yet in his short time in England as he takes his Liverpool side to title favourites and Premier League leaders Manchester City.But how well equipped is the German to deal with such a challenge? Is he walking into the lion’s den with nothing but a ball of string?Yes, Klopp is considered the better manager from his time with Borussia Dortmund, but just how many of his current Reds squad would get a look in under Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad?Raheem Sterling doesn’t seem to think many would, implying he is now working with much better players that he was at the Reds’ Melwood training ground following his £50m summer transfer.“I go into training every day and see the players of that calibre that I am work with – like Vinny [Vincent Kompany, Sergio [Aguero], David [Silva], Joe [Hart],” he said.“There is only one thing you can do and that is improve with players like that, who have been around for many years and achieving stuff.” 3 And Sterling may indeed have a point.Let’s compare the calibre of players. Joe Hart is the superior goalkeeper and what about the rest of the defence? It is unlikely Vincent Kompany is gazing longingly towards the Merseyside skyline, hoping for a centre back partner better than the ones he currently has.Liverpool fans will protest Nathanial Clyne, England’s first choice right back, deserves an inclusion in this combined XI. But is he better than Bacary Sagna, a player who has won the FA Cup, has been named in the PFA Team of the Year twice and played in the World Cup?Would he even make the bench ahead of two-time Premier League champion, and World Cup and Copa America runner-up, Pablo Zabaleta? Unlikely.But Liverpool fans knew that. Their strengths lie further up the field.However, a fully fit Jordan Henderson or Emre Can are not quite on the level of Yaya Toure or Fernandinho. James Milner was called upon many a time by Pellegrini during his spell in Manchester, and although he left on his own accord, if City had wanted to keep him, they would have. Philippe Coutinho? The Brazilian is undoubtedly Liverpool’s best player and one of the best no.10s in the Premier League. Nevertheless, David Silva is better.No player in the league, never mind in Klopp’s squad, would displace Sergio Aguero and on current form, the same can be said of Kevin De Bruyne.Therefore, Liverpool’s greatest strength in this fixture is their manager.For someone who has plotted the downfall of Bayern Munich and took Dortmund to an unlikely Champions League final, humbling Real Madrid en route, beating City should be more straightforward.And if Klopp is the mastermind his reputation leads us to believe, then it may not matter how many Liverpool players would get into a Manchester City side on paper.Pellegrini has the players, but come Saturday evening, we will see if Klopp has the brains to outmaneuver them.How many Liverpool players do you think would get into the Man City team? Let us know with a comment below. Would you have Philippe Coutinho over David Silva? 3last_img read more

first_img Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been linked with a move to Manchester City Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has refused to discuss fresh rumours linking Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi with an Etihad Stadium switch.Reports on Friday suggested the club had met with the Argentine ace’s agent to begin discussions over an audacious £800,000-per-week contract offer.But, following successive defeats, City boss Pellegrini insists Saturday’s clash with Southampton is his priority, not fuelling speculation over a Messi mega-deal.Asked about the Messi offer claims at his latest press conference, Pellegrini said: “I don’t talk about rumours. I think every manager in the world would like Lionel Messi.”When pressed further, Pellegrini – who was similarly reluctant to talk about reports linking Pep Guardiola with his job – said simply: “I think we must win against Southampton.”The Blues boss also confirmed he will have to make do without Joe Hart for the Southampton clash, with the England goalkeeper set for around ten days out with a hamstring injury picked up in the Champions League.The absence of Hart means third-choice Richard Wright, the 38-year-old former England international, will be on the City bench. He last played in the top flight for Everton nine years ago and has not played a competitive game at any level since appearing for Ipswich in 2011.On the positive side, David Silva and Wilfried Bony are available again as City look to bounce back from last week’s Premier League mauling by Liverpool and Wednesday’s defeat at Juventus in Europe.City slipped to third in the Premier League table after their 4-1 hammering by Liverpool, but with top two Leicester and Manchester United playing each other, they have a chance to make up ground this weekend.The loss of Hart, who has been in fine form this season, is undoubtedly a blow but Pellegrini has confidence in his replacement Willy Caballero.Pellegrini said: “I think he will be around ten days out. Fortunately it is not a very serious injury but it is a muscle injury so it is important for him to recover well.“But I never complain about players who are injured. That is why we have a squad. We lost Joe in a very good moment but it is what happens. I trust a lot in Willy Caballero. I am sure he will have a good performance in these games.”Meanwhile, the return of Silva provides a big lift after a nine-game absence with an ankle problem while the availability of Bony increases attacking options at a time when Sergio Aguero still lacks match-sharpness.Pellegrini said: “David is a very important player, the same as Kun – one of the players that is very difficult to replace. I hope both of them can recover.” 1last_img read more

first_img1 Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can take advantage of a fear of failure from Olympiacos on Wednesday night.The Greek champions are favourites to advance through to the knockout stages of the Champions League as they host the Gunners in a Group F showdown – with Wenger backing his side to be a danger in the latter rounds if they come through this stern test.Having won 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium back in September, Olympiacos can afford to lose to Wenger’s side and still progress.Arsenal meanwhile need to win by a two-goal margin or better that result from earlier in the group to get through, but Wenger feels they can get Olympiacos panicked if they play at their best.“We play against a side that will be motivated but we face that every week,” he said.“Against a side that is at the moment qualified but they can lose what they have and that can create a fear factor, the best way for us to achieve it is to believe in our quality.“Mentally, you prepare yourself to adapt to every situation and give the right response to every situation you face.“We will have to adapt to what is happening on the pitch and to all of the scenarios, accept them and respond.”Arsenal have lost on their three previous visits to the Karaiskakis Stadium but all have come as dead-rubbers at the end of group stages where Wenger’s side have long-since secured qualification.This time around the scenario could not be more contrasting but the Frenchman has backed his team to show their quality and then rattle some cages when the knockout rounds begin in February.“Before when we came here we had already qualified, that is not the case tomorrow night,” he said.“We just want to give absolutely everything to qualify tomorrow, if you want to jump over a hurdle you don’t think what happens if you miss.“If you fall down then you respond, if you want to have a chance to get across you have to give absolutely everything to get over it.“Of course we can be dangerous if we go through because we come from far back.“Overall if you look at the numbers since the start of the group stage, we have played with 10 men in Zagreb, we scored an own goal at home to Olympiacos, every single game we were a bit unlucky but if we get through we will be dangerous that is for sure.“At the moment we have two or three super-favourites (to win the competition) and whoever gets through will have to chase them.” Arsene Wenger last_img read more

first_imgBelgium football expert Christophe Terreur has told talkSPORT about his country’s answer to Jamie Vardy. Gent forward Laurent Depoitre appears destined for the Premier League with reports suggesting 13 top-flight English clubs are interested in securing his signature.The 27-year-old has scored 12 goals in 32 appearances for club and country this term and a number of Premier League scouts are set to watch him in action against Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night.Terreur told Hawksbee and Jacobs of Depoitre: “He has the profile of a Premier League player – he’s a strong lad.“Some compare him in Belgium to Christian Benteke – I see some similarities but I see some differences.“He is made for the Premier League. Only maybe six [of the clubs mentioned are scouting him].“He is the best Belgian striker [in the country’s top-flight] but I don’t think the big teams are looking to him because in the winter transfer window he was offered everywhere by his agent.“Only a few clubs showed real interest – one of them was Aston villa for instance – but he was too expensive as they were asking for £14million.“His agent said in Belgian papers this morning that even some Chinese clubs have got in touch with him but he has a dream of playing in the Premier League. He wants that dream, he is not the type of guy in it for the money.“Belgians are not known to live far away from their country so I think he will move to the Premier League. I think Gent are willing to sell him in the summer because his contract is running out in one-and-a-half years so if they want to make money now they should do it.“We compare him to Jamie Vardy because it is his third season in the highest league in Belgium – he used to play in the third and fourth division. He made his way to the lower ranks and then to the Champions League and the Belgium national team.”last_img read more

first_imgHere is a selection of stories from Sunday’s newspapers…Chelsea may move for Palace defender Scott Dann amid fears John Stones will choose Pep Guardiola’s Man City. (Mail on Sunday)Guardiola is considering using teenagers Aleix Garcia and Ante Coric in City’s midfield next season, at the expense of Yaya Toure. (Sunday Mirror)Sergio Aguero is prepared to sign a four-year, £52m contract with Manchester City. (Sun on Sunday)Arsenal are willing to listen to offers this summer for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Evening Standard)Arsene Wenger has hit out at former Gunners for being more interested in leaving Arsenal than helping the club win the Premier League, but says that is not the case with his current squad. (Sunday Telegraph)Ajax’s 19-year-old midfielder Riechedly Bazoer, known as the ‘Dutch Vieira’, is being scouted by Arsenal. (Sunday People)Manchester United are keen on a move for Juventus defender Alex Sandro. (Sun on Sunday)Louis van Gaal has warned Wayne Rooney will not be fit for England’s friendlies at the end of March. (Star on Sunday)Rooney could miss this summer’s Euro 2016 finals as he could yet undergo knee surgery. (Sunday Express)Frank Lampard believes Chelsea are in danger of losing their fighting spirit in favour of beautiful football. (Mail on Sunday) 1last_img read more

first_imgThis week, Tom Rennie and guests look ahead to game week 30 in the Premier League AND the FA Cup Quarter-Finals.The former Tottenham midfielder Kevin Watson sees nothing but a Spurs win ahead of their trip to Aston Villa – and also assesses the title chances of Manchester City and Leicester City.The former Arsenal winger Adrian Clarke talks up the Gunners’ FA Cup chances against Watford, Steve Simonsen tries to explain why his former side Everton cannot hold onto a lead and Jack Collison thinks his former club West Ham have a great chance in the FA Cup Quarter-Final against Manchester United.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Going right-to-left, Williams got an open-field block from fullback Dan Lawlor before scooting into the corner of the end zone to put Penn State ahead, 19-16. In the first quarter, Penn State linebacker Sean Lee stripped the ball from Purdue junior running back Jaycen Taylor (Leuzinger High, Harbor College) on third-and-goal just as the tailback was trying to stretch the ball into the end zone. ETC.: Dan Connor broke the career tackles record at Penn State with a third-quarter stop of Taylor. Connor’s tackle gave him 373 to pass former teammate Paul Posluszny. The record-setting tackle came on a third-and-1 on the Penn State 18, when Taylor’s 2-yard rush gave the Boilermakers a first down. Posluszny, now with the Buffalo Bills, had just set the tackles mark last year. (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) (7-3, 4-3) Air Force 30, Army 10: Chad Hall ran for a school-record 275 yards and a touchdown, leading Air Force over Army (3-6) in Air Force Academy, Colo. Hall, a senior wide receiver, broke his own record of 256 yards, set against Colorado State on Oct. 13. He had 121 yards on the ground by halftime, and his 58-yard run in the third quarter set up a 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Falcons a two-possession lead. Shaun Carney threw for 105 yards and added two touchdowns for Air Force (7-3), which clinched its first winning record since 2003. The Falcons also hadn’t beaten a fellow service academy at home in four years. Pittsburgh 20, Syracuse 17: LeSean McCoy, the third freshman in Pittsburgh’s 118-season football history to run for at least 1,000 yards in a season, scored the go-ahead touchdown from the 1 early in the fourth quarter, and the Panthers (4-5, 2-2 Big East) overcame a slow start to beat visiting Syracuse (2-7, 1-3). McCoy ran for 140 yards on 31 carries in his sixth 100-yard game, the most by any Pitt freshman since Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett in 1973. From news services Junior Derrick Williams sent Penn State’s seniors off with a win in their final home game. Williams scored on a 12-yard end-around and a 5-yard reception, while Dan Connor and Maurice Evans led a beleaguered defense that held Purdue in check late in the Nittany Lions’ 26-19 win on Saturday in State College, Pa. Joe Paterno seemed to make a concerted effort to get Williams the ball, and the receiver responded. His touchdown on the end-around with 13:45 left swung momentum Penn State’s way after Purdue dominated the third quarter to take a 16-13 lead. N.C. State 19, Miami 16: Steven Hauschka’s fourth field goal, a 42-yarder in overtime, lifted surging North Carolina State (4-5, 2-3 ACC) to a 19-16 win over host Miami (5-4, 2-3). Hauschka made three field goals in the final quarter. ETC.: Miami freshman quarterback Robert Marve is facing misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest without violence and minor criminal mischief. Miami Police spokesman Delrish Moss said Marve was arrested Wednesday in the city’s Coconut Grove neighborhood after he became upset and broke a car mirror. Illinois 44, Minnesota 17: Rashad Mendenhall ran for 201 yards and two TDs, Juice Williams had his best all-around game of the season, and Illinois (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) routed Minnesota (1-9, 0-6) in Minneapolis. Iowa 28, Northwestern 17: Jake Christensen threw for 299 yards and Damian Sims ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, leading Iowa (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten) over Northwestern (5-5, 2-4) in Evanston, Ill. Indiana 38, Ball State 20: Quarterback Kellen Lewis had career highs with 406 yards of total offense and 354 yards passing, and Indiana (6-4) became bowl eligible for the first time since 1994 with a victory over Ball State (5-5) in Bloomington, Ind. Four touchdown passes gave Lewis 23 on the year, a new single-season record at Indiana. East Carolina 56, Memphis 40: Chris Johnson rushed for a career-high 301 yards and four touchdowns as East Carolina (6-4, 5-1) held on to the top spot in Conference USA’s East Division with a win at Memphis (4-5, 3-2). Johnson scored on runs of 16, 44, 70 and 50 yards. Rice 56, Texas-El Paso 48: Chase Clement threw for six touchdowns and ran for two more and Rice (2-7, 2-3 C-USA) scored the final 28 points in a victory against Texas-El Paso (4-5, 2-3) in Houston. Clement set a Conference USA record by accounting for eight touchdowns. The six passing touchdowns set a Rice record. Iowa State 31, Kansas State 20: Chris Singleton made two key interceptions, Alexander Robinson ran for two touchdowns, and ISU (2-8, 1-5 Big 12) stunned Kansas State (5-4, 3-3) in Ames, Iowa, to snap a six-game losing streak. Texas Tech 38, Baylor 7: In Waco, Texas, Graham Harrell was 37-of-46 for 433 yards and three touchdowns, eclipsing the 4,000-yard passing mark for the second season in a row, and Texas Tech (7-3, 3-3 Big 12) earned its 12th consecutive victory over the Bears (3-7, 0-6).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgA story Friday incorrectly reported who will benefit from Sunday’s Motor4Toys car show. In fact, toy donations will go to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Booster Club for distribution to the Assistance League of Southern California, the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club and other children’s organizations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgLeicester lock Sebastian De Chaves has signed for the Tigers’ Aviva Premiership rivals London Irish.Premiership strugglers Irish have confirmed a two-year deal for the South African, who joined Leicester from French club Mont de Marsan in 2013.Irish’s head of rugby operations Glenn Delaney said: “We are delighted to have acquired a player of Sebastian’s calibre, and we look forward to welcoming him to the club.“He will be a real asset to our forward pack as we continue to strengthen our squad for next season.”Irish are currently four points adrift at the Premiership basement with just four games left. Sebastian De Chaves in action for Leicester Tigers 1last_img read more

first_imgMarseille are to make Remy Cabella’s loan move from Newcastle United permanent.The winger joined the French club on a season-long loan last summer as part of the deal which saw Florian Thauvin head to St. James’ Park.Since making the move, Cabella has thrived for Marseille and has six goals to his name this season.Now, according to L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 club are ready to make the Frenchman’s move a permanent one during the summer transfer window.Cabella has recently spoken of his enjoyment at playing for Marseille and is reportedly eager to see the deal pushed through. 1 Newcastle outcast Remy Cabella has settled at Marseille last_img read more

first_imgHere’s a cure for the anxiety of the season – the hectic shopping, messy baking and the rush, rush, rush to get everything finished by Christmas Eve.And it’s so obvious.There is nothing so calming for the faithful than spending a quiet moment – perhaps your child’s hand in yours – and gazing upon the Nativity scene. It all comes down to the newborn baby, the humble surroundings and the sheer wonder of the event.“It’s quite moving for very many people. It brings a realism of what happened. That is a special time, a special moment,” said Brian Morehead, missions director for Church at Rocky Peak in Chatsworth, which closes its 12th “Back to Bethlehem” live pageant tonight. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe single most enduring and endearing symbol of Christmastime is the Nativity scene, whether performed live or as a crafted ofcreated from materials ranging from delicate porcelain to brittle plastic.It so simply puts the Christ back in Christmas, even for the less-than-enthusiastic believer.In Manhattan Beach earlier this month, about 8,500 people witnessed Journey of Faith Church’s extravagant Bethlehem production, a 40,000-square-foot re-creation of the city where Christ was born. More than 170 amateur actors participated in the production, portraying the Biblical events of 2,000 years ago.“The thing we really find special is that it’s a gift to our community, there’s not even a donation box at the end,” church spokesman Jon Crowe said. “We literally want people to come have a great time with their families – a great Christmas memory – and find out the real reason for Christmas.“People for the most part are blown away seeing the entire scene played out before their eyes.” Mary and Joseph ride in on a donkey, she suffering through labor pains as he begs the innkeeper for a place to stay.“People are literally following them into the stable where the baby is born and in Mary’s hands,” Crowe said. “They’re coming out crying. Little kids are drawing pictures and leaving them for Jesus. People leave flowers, all sorts of little tokens.”At a similar pageant in Santa Claritacq per web siteCanyon Country, Bruce Walker played one of three wise men at “Follow the Star to Bethlehem,” a live drive-through pageant portraying Christ’s life that’s held each year at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The Nativity scene is unquestionably a favorite.“It’s so spiritually fulfilling,” Walker said. “It’s what Christmas and Christian life are all about. These were real-life people.”Fifteen-year-old AJcq Ehrle played Joseph, father of the Christ child.“I feel really honored to re-enact something that’s such an amazing thing that really happened,” Ehrle said.“What you feel … wow!” added angel Kailey Letz, 11.Bill Fox, another of the wise men, and wife Linda have been involved in the pageant since the first staging 14 years ago.Linda also owns 200 Nativity sets and keeps two dozen or so about the house year-round.Among her treasures is a creche from the Caribbean, Carribbean,made craftedof egg shells. Another, from Eastern Europe, is made of red yarn. She finds them on her travels and her friends do the same, bringing her creches from all over the world.“I see them and can’t resist,” Linda Fox said. “For one thing Jesus is the main reason for Christmas and people tend to forget that. As a Christian, I want to emphasize that. I kind of do it quietly with my decorations.”At Rocky Peak, spectators walk the streets of Bethlehem and interact with some of the 240 volunteers portraying everything from the town craftsmen to the Roman soldiers. There are dancers, shepherds and the angel who announces the holy birth.And then a few visitors at a time leave the bustling town scene and visit the stable, talking with the actors portraying Mary and Joseph, and viewing the live baby in the role of Jesus.“A lot of people are moved by the baby and by Mary and Joseph telling their story,” Morehead said. “It’s very quiet. You’re seeing Jesus. That’s the special moment. That’s the Nativity.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgIt was the Wizards’ seventh consecutive victory over the Hawks. Jordan put Antawn Jamison, a small forward, and center Brendan Haywood back in the starting lineup after having Calvin Booth and Michael Ruffin start the previous two games. The Bobcats dressed only 10 players. Hornets 86, at Rockets 80 Chris Paul had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in his third game after injuring his right thumb to lead New Orleans. At Mavericks 110, Nets 77 Josh Howard scored 29 points and Diamond Bar High School product Keith Van Horn had 23 in Dallas’ 11th consecutive victory over New Jersey. At Spurs 80, Grizzlies 79 Tim Duncan made a layup off an inbound alley-oop pass from Manu Ginobili with 7.2 seconds left to lift San Antonio. Nuggets 100, at Bucks 93 Carmelo Anthony scored 38 points and Denver coach George Karl won in his return to Milwaukee. Pacers 91, at Bulls 89 Stephen Jackson scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half and Anthony Johnson’s basket with 3.9 seconds remaining sent short-handed Indiana past Chicago. Heat 100, at Jazz 94 Dwyane Wade finished with 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Miami’s win. Shaquille O’Neal had 14 rebounds and 12 points. At Suns 115, Cavaliers 106 Shawn Marion had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Steve Nash 20 points and 15 assists for the Suns, who overcame a 46-point performance by Cleveland’s LeBron James for its ninth victory in 11 games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – Washington coach Eddie Jordan made another lineup change, and it paid off for the Wizards. Gilbert Arenas scored seven of his 33 points in overtime Saturday night and Washington beat Atlanta, 114-106. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“We just wanted to establish a defensive mind-set,” Jordan said. “We’re showing each other that we’re willing to do anything it takes to get better and to win.” Jamison and Caron Butler finished with 23 points apiece for the Wizards. At Pistons 114, Bobcats 91 Richard Hamilton led a balanced attack with 19 points, and Detroit beat short-handed Charlotte. last_img read more

first_imgThis amazing photo was taken yesterday evening at Arlands Strand, just outside Burtonport by well-known local photographer John Rafferty. John specialises in landscape and oceanic photography and his pictures have appeared in national newspapers and magazines around the world.Thanks for the picture John – it captures the mood of Donegal at the moment we feel – moody and angry but ready to burst with life…..with the hope of a little sunshine on the horizon!If you have any pictures that you feel captures life in Donegal then we at donegaldaily.com would love to feature them from time to time.Ends STORM ON THE WAY – AND THE INCREDIBLE PICTURE SHOWING IT! was last modified: April 12th, 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:John Raffertyphotographerlast_img read more

first_imgIT’S probably the closest she’ll ever get to playing in a Europa Cup Final.But that didn’t stop Donegal schoolgirl Orlaith O’Donnell, 9, from loving every moment of the big game at the Aviva Stadium.Orlaith, who is the daughter of Gerard and Clare O’Donnell from Nairn Road in Glenties, won a competition on Today FM to be a referee’s mascot for the final between Porto and Braga. Lucky Orlaith and dad Gerard were flown to Dublin and then driven by taxi to the Westbury Hotel where she was fitted for her very own referee’s strip.Orlaith, who is a football fanatic who loves Man Utd, had a fantastic time.She said “Everyone was just so nice to me and it was such a brilliant day.”Ends ORLAITH IS A REAL GIRL IN BLACK FOR EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL was last modified: May 20th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgMembers of Donegal Youth Council will be heading to Romania shortly.Donegal Youth Council will travel to Romania shortly as part of a newly funded European Youth Democracy project. The Youth Council, along with regional partners Letterkenny YIC, have partnered with the “Romanian Youth Movement for Democracy” (RYMD) and “A Smile” Organization from the Bacau Region in Eastern Romania, to develop their “Democracy Builders” project, which will be financed by the European Commission through the Youth in Action Program.The “Democracy Builders” project will see the Donegal group travel to Bacau in Romania from 16th-24th July for a “Democracy Boot Camp” – a week long workshop in which 24 participants will learn and experience the concepts and methods related to activism and e–democracy through non-formal methods such as Forum Theater and digital storytelling. The project aims to raise awareness of young people in Bacau and Donegal on participatory democracy tools and to evaluate methods of youth participation.As part of the project each group will undertake research at regional level in order to identify how connected and able young people are to participate in democracy in their region.Following the Romania trip the partners involved will then work together to create “Tools & Skills for Participatory Democracy ” – a support material for young people who want to make their voice heard in public authorities and other forums.The project will also lead to the development of a “Participatory Democracy Hub” – a network of youth NGOs, which will provide a space for organisations who are open to the development of new projects on participatory democracy and the sharing of best practice between them. This project is funded with support from the European Commission. Donegal Youth Council is funded by Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and aims to provide young people with opportunities to identify, prioritise and work on topics and projects which have been identified by the wider youth population of the county.For more information on the Donegal Youth Council, you can contact Council Co-ordinator Marty Keeney on 087-6806676 or email youthcouncil@donegalyouthservice.ie. DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL HEAD TO ROMANIA FOR ‘DEMOCRACY BUILDERS’ PROJECT was last modified: July 3rd, 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:donegalDonegal Youth CouncilRomanialast_img read more

first_imgLANCASTER – With nearly 56,000 Antelope Valley residents – 17 percent of the population – uninsured for health care, the effect on local resources will be addressed at a free communitywide forum. To be held Wednesday at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale, the forum will also commemorate Care-A-Van mobile clinics’ 10th anniversary of bringing services to local low-income and uninsured adults and children as a health-care safety net. Television personality Mitchell Chase will introduce the evening’s featured speakers: Deborah Rice, California commissioner on health care work-force policy; Gloria Rodriguez, chief executive officer of the Community Clinics Association of Los Angeles County; and Dr. Benjamin Paz, medical director of City of Hope Breast Center. Panelists will outline the impact of the lack of insurance on area residents, hospitals and medical services, discuss unmet needs and forecast the future of health care in the Antelope Valley. 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 restaurant As a highlight of the forum, Diane Grooms, regional vice president of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, will present the first Rae Yoshida Care-A-Van Caring Spirit Award in memory of Care-A-Van’s founder. Care-A-Van will sponsor the forum as a public-education service. Forum supporters include Lancaster Community Hospital, Antelope Valley Hospital and High Desert Medical Group. Now a program of the Partners in Care Foundation, Care-A-Van was founded by the Visiting Nurse Association of Los Angeles in partnership with United Way 10 years ago. For the past eight years, Partners in Care has covered Care-A-Van’s annual shortfall to maintain services by securing grants and conducting fund-raising efforts. The forum, free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center, Manzanita Ballroom, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. A light dinner will be served. Reservations are advised and can be made by calling (661) 942-2391. last_img read more

first_imgPhysicists announced Thursday that they now have the smoking gun that shows the universe went through extremely rapid expansion in the moments after the big bang, growing from the size of a marble to a volume larger than all of observable space in less than a trillion-trillionth of a second. The discovery – which involves an analysis of variations in the brightness of microwave radiation – is the first direct evidence to support the two-decade-old theory that the universe went through what is called inflation. It also helps explain how matter eventually clumped together into planets, stars and galaxies in a universe that began as a remarkably smooth, superhot soup. “It’s giving us our first clues about how inflation took place,” said Michael Turner, assistant director for mathematics and physical sciences at the National Science Foundation. “This is absolutely amazing.” Brian Greene, a Columbia University physicist, said: “The observations are spectacular and the conclusions are stunning.” Researchers found the evidence for inflation by looking at a faint glow that permeates the universe. That glow, known as the cosmic microwave background, was produced when the universe was about 300,000 years old – long after inflation had done its work. But just as a fossil tells a paleontologist about long-extinct life, the pattern of light in the cosmic microwave background offers clues about what came before it. Of specific interest to physicists are subtle brightness variations that give images of the microwave background a lumpy appearance. Physicists presented new measurements of those variations during a news conference at Princeton University. The measurements were made by a spaceborne instrument called the Wilkinson Microwave Anistropy Probe, or WMAP, launched by NASA in 2001. Earlier studies of WMAP data have determined that the universe is 13.7 billion years old, give or take a few hundred thousand years. WMAP also measured variations in the cosmic microwave background so huge that they stretch across the entire sky. Those earlier observations are strong indicators of inflation, but no smoking gun, said Turner, who was not involved in the research. The new analysis looked at variations in the microwave background over smaller patches of sky – only billions of light-years across, instead of hundreds of billions. Without inflation, the brightness variations over small patches of the sky would be the same as those observed over larger areas of the heavens. But the researchers found considerable differences in the brightness variations. “The data favors inflation,” said Charles Bennett, a Johns Hopkins University physicist who announced the discovery. He was joined by two Princeton colleagues, Lyman Page and David Spergel, who also contributed to the research. Bennett added: “It amazes me that we can say anything at all about what transpired in the first trillionth of a second of the universe.” The physicists said small lumps in the microwave background began during inflation. Those lumps eventually coalesced into stars, galaxies and planets. The measurements are scheduled to be published in a future issue of the Astrophysical Journal. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “26,000 LAUSD students protest” (March 28): I have seen half a million people crowd downtown Los Angeles; I have seen students (for the most part) peacefully protest what they view as wrong. Plus, I have seen Congress take a leap backward by introducing legislation that will allow some people who are undocumented to become part of the American dream. The American people need to realize that we have a national economy that relies on the hard work of these undocumented workers. If the masses of Latino immigrants, both legal and illegal, want America to see how much we rely upon them, then a nationwide boycott or strike, like the one being planned for May 1, needs to be done. But in order for this to work, then it needs to be all Latinos, not just those with the most to lose. – E. Lee Murray Palmdale Immigrant story Re: “26,000 LAUSD students protest” (March 28): It was surprising to see generations of young American/mestizo students demonstrating in the streets of L.A. instead of exerting that energy in the classrooms. These children apparently did not understand the sacrifices their grandparents and parents have made to preserve a piece of the American pie in the form of educational opportunities. What our children need to understand is that their forefathers came to this country and became American citizens. Their descendants born in this country are born American citizens. I am proud to identify myself as a second-generation American of Mexican ancestry and not as a Mexican-American. That title died with my grandparents over 30 years ago. – Hector C. Rodriquez Arleta A better life For the majority of the immigration demonstrators, this is their country, too. I understand that most migrants are decent people who are simply looking for a better life for themselves and their families. I’m wondering, though, if the demonstrators consider the possibility that curtailing the influx of “illegals” would open opportunities for more legal immigration, in a system which allows a screen for limiting the influx of thieves, rapists, murderers and terrorists into our country. – Ronald Presson North Hollywood Free lunch I am 75 years old and have always been proud to have never been prejudiced. I still don’t think I am. However, I’m sick to death of these illegals demanding their rights. What about my rights and the fact that I am legal? They haven’t earned anything as far as I’m concerned. They have always been paid a good wage for the work they have done. They want all the rest of the pie for free. – Barbara Clark Malibu Sounds like amnesty Re: “Border wars” (Editorials, March 28): In your editorial, you state “Tougher laws alone will never stem illegal immigration. Nor will simple feel-good answers like amnesty programs do the trick. Amnesty solves nothing. It rewards law-breaking,thus encouraging more of the same.” You go on to say, with respect to the “estimated 12 million illegals who are already here. They must be offered a chance to obtain legal status.” Huh? That sounds like amnesty to me. – Greg Tarizzo Valencia Pressing importance Re: “Border wars” (Our Opinions, March 28): I agree with your statement that this is “an issue of pressing national importance” and “one over which we are bitterly divided.” We are in a critical period in our history when we the people and our elected representatives must decide if we want to be governed by rules of law or by mob rule. We should have a system that provides legal status for all foreign workers, but not citizenship for illegal immigrants, especially those waving Mexican and other foreign-country flags. Just remember that “united we stand, divided we fall,” and the fall can be disastrous for all. – Bill Zelenka Granada Hills Blinded by bias Re: “Latinos: It’s way overdue” (Their Opinions, March 29): In his poem at the end of his rant on immigration, Rodolfo Acu a compares the persecuting of those here illegally to the persecution of Communists, Social Democrats, trade unionists and Jews. The difference he fails to mention is that it was not illegal to be a Communist, Social Democrat, trade unionist or Jew, so the basis of his entire argument is false. Could it be that the professor of Chicano studies is blinded by his bias? – Bryan Hays Saugus Acu a’s opinions Re: “Latinos: It’s way overdue” (Their Opinions, March 29): Suppose one morning, Rodolfo Acu a neglected to lock his door as he left for work, then returned to find strangers camped out in his living room, eating his food and insulting his hospitality. Would he speak up for their rights as “undocumented” residents of his home? The frightening thing about Acu a’s rant (white people aRe: “narcissistic and consumed by angst”) is its incoherence. Rather than spew venom, Acu a should count himself lucky. Where else but America could such a middling intellect become a professor and get published in a newspaper? – Jim Bass Thousand Oaks It’s called exodus Re: “Wrong country” (Your Opinions, March 28): It’s amazing how quickly Irving Leemon forgets the history of this country. What he doesn’t understand is, they are migrating for the same reason his great-grand parents migrated from Europe. And just like his great-grand parents, they will never wipe out the turkey population. You still enjoy the tradition of Thanksgiving. So the goose will continue to lay those golden eggs. You need to blame our corrupt government, which supports their corrupt government. They are all selfish and greedy and do not care for their citizens. I feel the only people who should have a say are the Native Americans. The rest of you should thank them for letting your great-grandparents settle on their land. – Angela Morgan Van Nuys Catholic PAC I just figured out how to close the $18 trillion deficit our country has run up … The Catholic Church has now became a political activist and knows how to run our country, which they have demonstrated by participating in immigration marches and holding services dedicated to opposing immigration laws that they don’t agree with. It seems to me they have now migrated from the field of religion and became a political action group for the Mexican government. Let’s now remove their tax status. I think we can cut into that $18 trillion really fast. – John Wilde Santa Clarita Chaotic holiday Here’s what happens when a state designates a holiday such as Cesar Chavez Day with guidelines like “It will be celebrated on March 31, or the appropriate Monday or Friday following or preceding that date”: Los Angeles city offices and libraries are closed today (Monday), but city trash collection is operating. San Fernando City Hall, most state offices, Superior Courts, community colleges and CSUN are open today (Monday) but will be closed Friday. LAUSD, usually so politically correct, is ignoring the holiday altogether and schools are open both days, as are L.A. County offices. What a confusing mess. – Jan Brown Panorama City The gas is cheaper Price of gas as reported in your paper on March 26, retail regular gas price $2.52 in Sacramento, retail gas price $2.70 in San Diego, and in Glendale where I live it is $2.76. I wonder why the lawmakers pay less? Could it be to take the attention off the situation? – Michael Malone Glendalelast_img read more

first_imgThis Thursday the annual Health and Beauty Information Day will take place at the Courtyard Shopping Centre from 12 noon-5 pm. Over 30 exhibitors are taking part, one of the biggest Health Day iniatives held in Donegal.All information, advice, demonstrations, consultations etc are free to the public and Everyone is welcome.There will be free blood sugar level testing, free blood pressure testing, free BMI, free EyesightTesting, free Hearing and Wax checks.Dillons Hotel on Main Street Letterkenny will provide Healthy Dishes and samples. Exhibitors include:Donegal Red CrossHarkins ChiropodistsConnect HearingHungarian Dental Clinic Mc Quaids OpticiansIrish Cancer Society Letterkenny Daffodil CentreLindas Body & Beauty ClinicCongress Resource Centre Mc Kinney Family ChiropracticNatural Health L/KCara HouseReflexologyHerbal LifeLetterkenny Womens CentreLetterkenny Mens ShedsDonegal Sports PartnershipDonegal Living LinksThe Good Morning ServiceJM Physical TherapyLetterkenny CDPKriston Method Pelvic HealthLYIT – Student NursesLetterkenny Youth & Family ServiceParent StopThe Loft Youth ProjectThe Doorway ProjectDe-Exeter HouseThe Carers AssociationThe Living Wheel System for Managing ChangeWheatgrassJuice PlusLYIT – Hula Hoop Guinness Book of Records ChallengeDonegal Travellers Primary Healthcare ProjectAura centre LetterkennyAll information on www.courtyardletterkenny.comFREE HEALTH AND BEAUTY INFORMATION DAY AT THE COURTYARD SHOPPING CENTRE THIS THURSDAY was last modified: March 10th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Courtyard Shopping Centrelast_img read more

first_imgThe Millennium Forum and sponsors Campsie Karting have teamed up to create a new project called ‘Go Art Go Kart’ which will see local artist, Sean O Donnell work with young people from the local community and the Flame Drop-in Centre in Eglinton to produce one of Ireland’s largest hand painted murals.The mural, located in Campsie Karting (Unit 12 Mc Lean Road Campsie Industrial Estate), is the result of a collaborative community project made possible by Arts and Business N.I and the support of Campsie Karting’s sponsorship with the Millennium Forum Theatre. Ten young artists aged 12 – 18 years have worked tirelessly to give a much needed artistic boost to the race track of Campsie Karting.  On over 45 meters of wall they have replicated images of the infamous racetrack in Monte Carlo. The artwork will be unveiled week beginning the 13th of April.To compliment this project, young people will also custom paint a Go Kart which will be put on display in the Millennium Forum Piazza from 13th April to 13th May 2015.This Go Kart will be placed on a floor of 3d art and will be accompanied by digital footage of the overall project.  Millennium Forum audiences will be invited to sit in the Go Kart, take ‘selfies’ have fun and upload them to the Millennium Forum Facebook/ Twitter using #goartgokart  for their chance to win track tickets and tickets to the Millennium Forum shows.Sponsorship and Development Officer at the Millennium Forum, Cara Mc Cartney commented, “This is another excellent example of how business and the arts can work together on a creative sponsorship. “Campsie Karting are raising their brand awareness through a successful sponsorship with the Millennium Forum whilst at the same time reaching out to their local community; this innovative project gives opportunities for young people of all nationalities to avail of complimentary art classes under the professional facilitation of Sean O Donnell on an arts project that will that will leave a legacy in their community for years to come.”She added, “Go Art Go Kart has been a three-month labour of love and gives a much-needed artistic boost to the race track décor at Campsie Karting, but more importantly, a great sense of pride to all the individuals involved.“The Millennium Forum is very grateful to Arts and Business N.I for their continued support with its creative partnerships such as with Campsie Karting.”Brona Whittaker, Arts Manager at Arts & Business NI also commented, “The ’Go Art Go Kart’ project between Millennium Forum and their sponsors Campsie Karting is a fantastic new project which has included young artists between the ages of 12-18 years in a creative and participative way.“The project will have a positive impact on both the business and the arts partners and all of the young people involved.“The partnership is a great example of how the worlds of arts and business can work together in creating new and innovative concepts which deliver on the objectives for all involved. “A&B NI is delighted to be involved with the project through the Investment Programme.”NORTH-WEST KARTING CENTRE LAUNCH ‘GO ART GO KART’ COMMUNITY PROJECT was last modified: May 19th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL got a massive jobs and tourism boost today – with the announcement that the Shandon Hotel & Spa in Portnablagh, Dunfanaghy, will open for business this Easter.The hotel’s Managing Director Warren McCarthy is investing heavily in the hotel to bring this 4-star property to a superb new level in advance of its official opening.The hotel is creating 45 new positions at the hotel over the next few weeks, adding another stop-off point on the increasingly popular Wild Atlantic Way. The hotel and spa overlooks the breathtakingly beautiful Sheephaven Bay and is probably one of very few hotels that can say that each bedroom has a spectacular view of the sea, the lobby, bar, swimming pool, thermal spa, relaxation room and outdoor Canadian hot-tub all, overlook the beautiful bay, hills and countryside.The Shandon Hotel has 51 newly refurbished bedrooms, Restaurant, Bar, Ballroom, Leisure Centre comprising swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.An amazing Thermal Spa is offering a full range of spa treatments by a highly trained team.The hotel’s General Manager Carolynne Harrison told Donegal Daily today that she is now recruiting a team who will create Donegal’s newest and finest four-star property. “We are looking for people who love what they do because it is only people who are passionate about their job that can demonstrate that energy when servicing the hotel’s guests,” she said.“Donegal has numerous very talented hospitality professionals and I want to hear from them,” she added.Current Roles are available for the following positions: Head Chef, Chefs, Kitchen Porters, Food & Beverage Manager, Food & Beverage Service Staff, Front Office Manager, Receptionists, Head Housekeeper, Housekeepers, Lifeguards, Leisure Centre Attendants and Night Porters.Interested?Email CV & covering letter to charrison@shandonhotelspa.com JOBS AND TOURISM BOOST AS STUNNING SHANDON HOTEL SET TO RE-OPEN was last modified: January 5th, 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:donegalDunfanaghyjobsre-openingshandon hotellast_img read more

first_imgRaymond with Rhonda form the Mount Errigal Leisure Centre.When Raymond Guthrie ate the last mince pie over Christmas, he vowed to lose some weight in the New Year.After joining the 10 Week Weight Loss Club at the Mount Errigal Leisure Club he lost an amazing 1 stone & 12 lbs.Read on to find out more about Raymond’s success story. Raymond, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?I am assistant Director with the Donegal Mental Health Service. I am married to Marie with three children, Lorraine, Gary & Karen.What was it that made you decide to join the 10 week weight loss club at the Mount Errigal Leisure Club?After the Christmas break I decided to weigh in, realising I had put on some weight over the holiday period. Rhonda asked me if I would like to join the weight loss club and I agreed.You lost 1 stone, 12 lbs in 10 weeks. Your goal was 1 stone? Did you find this difficult? I felt motivated to lose the weight and found that with Rhonda’s weekly feedback and guidelines I was kept motivated throughout.What was the first thing you did to begin your programme?My BMR (Basic Metabolic Rate) was calculated by Rhonda, this let me know what my daily calorie intake should be to lose weight. She gave me a weekly sheet called a food tracker to record my daily intake. Every week Rhonda calculated how many calories I had eaten and how many calories I burned in exercise, she then gave me feedback on what I could do differently to help with my weight loss.What was the best advise you were given?I was told that ‘diets’ do not work. It is all about developing good eating habits, changing how you think about food. Changing your diet is the only way to achieve a healthy body weight in the long term. Rhonda told me that weight loss is ‘80% food and 20% exercise’. She also explained about ‘energy in v’s energy out’; it’s simple, if you eat more that your body needs you will gain weight, if you eat less than your body needs you will lose weight. What is one cardinal rule of nutrition you have learned that you always try to follow?Eat three small meals a day, eat three snacks a day (mainly fruit) and no eating after 7pm. Avoid cake, biscuits, chocolate, sweets, crisps & bread.What would you say is the most important factor in your weight loss?Nutrition & exercise go hand in hand. Reducing calorie intake is one part of the solution and increase the amount of calories burned is the other. What are the best things you have found about losing weight?I have more energy and I feel better within myself.What advice would you give to someone who is struggling with their weight/diet?Increase activity & exercise.Make changes to your daily eating plan because you are what you eat.Eat a balanced diet, you can have everything in moderation, you can still have treats if you are sensibleDon’t go hungry or skip meals, it will just lead to over eating and eating the wrong thing later in the day.Anything else you would like to add?If you eat the right food and do some exercise you will lose weight.NEW YEAR PLAN TAKES WEIGHT OFF RAYMOND’S SHOULDERS! was last modified: April 21st, 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)Tags:donegalgymMount Errigal HotelRaymond Guthrieweight losslast_img read more

first_imgDaniel O Donnell is pushing RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy to take part in Dancing with the Stars and has hinted that this years series of Dancing with the Stars will be the most star-studded yet…Daniel took part in Strictly Come Dancing last year, working with professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff. While talking to Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio One, he said; “What would Ireland be if Ryan didn’t go on Dancing with the Stars? We’re really looking forward to seeing you in the sparkly shirts.”“I’m sure here in Ireland, for the first year at least, they’re going to have the pick of the crop as far as well known people. That’s why I’m putting you out there”Daniel also revealed that “we’ll know all the people on it very well.”There have been rumours that celebrities such as Twink, Katie Taylor, Joe Brolly, Eoghan McDermott and Nadine Coyle, will take part in the show. Daniel O Donnell hints that this year’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ will be the most star-studded yet… was last modified: September 2nd, 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:dancing with the starsdaniel o donnellIrelandStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

first_imgSinn Féin spokesperson on Justice, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD has today appealed for calm and for mediation in the on-going and escalating dispute between Minister Alan Shatter and the judiciary.“The on-going dispute over recent days is unprecedented, worrying and reflects badly on Ireland internationally.“I am appealing for calm and urgently calling for lines of communications to be established quickly and clearly.” “A number of the grievances raised by the judges are legitimate and should be listened to. I am calling for an independent mediator to be appointed to examine these grievances.”“It appears to me that a number of the issues raised are easily resolved if the will is there. For example on the issue of consultation over new legislation judges have the right, like any other citizen, to make submissions upon the publication of heads of bill by government. However their opinions and recommendations should be considered in the same light as those from any other citizen. No citizen has the right to have their submission elevated above those of anyone else.“The independent appointment of judges has also been raised in recent days. Separation of powers between the judiciary and the executive must be upheld. Earlier this year I introduced legislation which seeks to end the system of political appointees, increasing transparency and accountability in judicial appointments.” ENDSMacLOCHLAINN CALLS FOR MEDIATION IN ROW BETWEEN SHATTER AND JUDICIARY was last modified: April 16th, 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:MacLOCHLAINN CALLS FOR MEDIATION IN ROW BETWEEN SHATTER AND JUDICIARYlast_img read more

first_imgA retired farmer accused of sexually abusing his nephew said he would have shot himself if he thought he had committed the offence.Retired farmer Sam Cunningham denies he was event at house in Downings during alleged assault.Samuel Cunningham, 66, is accused of four counts of sexual assault against his then 14 year old nephew at a holiday home in Co Donegal in 1993. The alleged victim, Patrick Cunningham, now a 35 father-of-four, claims he was assaulted when he went to do repairs with his uncle on the holiday home at Rosguill, Downings.Patrick Cunningham says he was fondled and that his uncle performed oral sex on him at the farmhouse.However Samuel Cunningham stressed “There is no way on this earth I would have done that to any young person. If I thought I had done that I would have taken myself out the back and shot myself.”The alleged victim, who waived his right to anonymity, claims the alleged sexual assaults were sparked when water was splashed on his trousers when they were fetching water from a well.“He told me to take off my clothes because I would get a flu. He then made a makeshift bed on a sofa.“He said there were only a few blankets in the house and told me to get in beside him,” he said.Mr Cunningham then alleged the four assaults took place.Sobbing in the witness box at Letterkenny Circuit Court today, he said he counted flowers on some curtains and thought of his dead grandfather to block out the pain and stop himself getting an erection.Patrick Cunningham said he kept the assaults to himself until a number of years later when he told his cousin Seamus.He said he became introverted after the alleged assaults.He also partially blamed the assaults for falling in with the wrong crowd and eventually being convicted of two armed robberies in Northern Ireland.However the accused, Sam Cunningham, denied that any such assaults ever took place.In fact, the retired farmer from Glenside Road, Dunmurray in Belfast, said he always spent the New Year period at his late wife Rose’s family home in Cavan.He alleged that his own son Francis along with the alleged victim Patrick and his cousin Seamus had now formed a “team”.“This is the worst thing I have ever witnessed. The devastation to the family who have been turned upside down has ben unbelievable.“The only thing I can think of is that the want to keep me away form my farm,” he said.A niece of Mr Sam Cunningham, Mrs Doreen Robinson, said she does not believe the holiday home was even in the possession of the family claiming it had been sold in 1992She also said she not believe the allegations against her uncle.“I don’t believe it. A paedophile does it over and over again and doesn’t stop after just once,” she said.The trial before a jury of eight men and four women continues before Judge Keenan Johnson on Tuesday next.ALL COMMENTS ON THIS TRIAL WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED AS THE CASE IS ONGOING.RETIRED FARMER SAID HE WOULD HAVE SHOT HIMSELF IF HE THOUGHT HE ABUSED NEPHEW was last modified: April 5th, 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:donegalDowningsjudge keenan johnsonjuryLetterkenny Circuit CourtPatrick CunninghamSamuel Cunninghamsex assaultlast_img read more

first_imgA dozy driver was caught speeding by the same speed camera van THREE times – in less than an hour.The driver passed a speed van three times in an hour.The man, who is now based in London, was driving up and down the Main Street in Falcarragh.But he failed to notice that there was a parked speed van in the area.Solicitor Cormac Hartnett said his client just did not notice the van.Judge Paul Kelly said he must have been distracted if he could not see the van on three occasions.He fined the man for two of the offences and took the third into consideration. DRIVER CAUGHT BY SPEED VAN THREE TIMES – IN AN HOUR! was last modified: July 18th, 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:Donegal. Falcarraghspeed vanlast_img read more

first_imgNEWHALL – Teaching started as a simple part-time job and ended up being her mission in life. Sulma Gurrola was a senior at Loyola Marymount University pursuing a degree to become a doctor when she picked up a teaching gig to help pay for tuition. It was then that she realized that her true calling was in a classroom, not an examination room. “It was then that I knew the difference between a profession and a calling,” she said. Gurrola finished her degree in pre-medicine and biology anyway. But after graduation she returned to school for her teaching credential and a master’s degree in language arts and literature. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAfter four years at Arminta Elementary School in North Hollywood, she was hired at Newhall Elementary School, where today she teaches kindergarten and first grade every day and a family literacy program three nights a week. She has worked there for five years. Her days start at 7 a.m., when she arrives at the neighborhood school to prepare for her 17 pupils arriving an hour later. Around noon, the 11 kindergartners in her class go home, leaving her with all first-graders until school lets out. The two grades were combined for her class this year to accommodate a large kindergarten class. On Friday, Gurrola helped her kindergartners pack up for the day. The children stuffed art projects into their backpacks and pointed out their many other works hanging on the classroom walls. It was only noon, and it had already been a busy day. It started with a tea party for her students’ mothers that she organized. The night before, she was up late for a banquet where she was recognized as Teacher of the Year for her school, a title awarded to the 33-year-old by a vote of her colleagues. “She goes over and beyond all the time,” said Traci Curtis, Newhall Elementary assistant principal, explaining why teachers put their vote behind her. “She puts her heart and soul into her students.” Curtis oversees the Even Start program at the school where Gurrola teaches two-hour parenting classes to families on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. There are 30 families involved in the program, which promotes literacy as a way to fight poverty. Gurrola, who grew up speaking Spanish at home, helps parents in the group learn English. She also teaches some moms and dads about new ways to rear their children and to guide them into academic activities at home. She recalled a time when one mother returned to thank the program for teaching her new ways to discipline her children. The mother had employed those methods at home and recognized a change in her kids and her relationship with them. “They tell us how we have affected their lives and improved their lives,” she said. “That’s the reason why I do it.” sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsA handful of Santa Clarita Valley dentists help with the initial screenings and local volunteers step in to provide translation services as needed. Watson said 10 interpreters had been working all day Friday. “A lot of children have so much decay, when you look at their mouths, you think they must be in so much pain,” she said. “But they get to the point where they don’t feel pain anymore. Some of those kids have to come back for treatment every day we’re here.” The foundation’s mobile dental units provide service to various locations throughout the Southland, including Visalia and Bakersfield. A return trip to Santa Clarita is planned for October. A $40,000 grant from Albertsons covered the hard costs of bringing the dental services for this visit as well as providing nutritional information for patients and their families to help with their future dental and physical well-being. carol.rock@dailynews.com CANYON COUNTRY – More than 100 Canyon Country children will have brighter smiles in the coming week, thanks to dozens of volunteers and a grocery store’s generosity. The Foundation for Children’s Dental Health, working with local schools and health offices, matched children in need with dental students willing to help. In five trailers set up in a church parking lot, 39 dentists from the University of Southern California performed exams, did X-rays and will spend the next seven days doing fillings, extractions, pulp removals and crowns at no cost to their young patients. “So far we’ve seen 110 kids for a general consultation,” said Ericka Watson, executive director of the foundation. “Throughout the week, they will come back for treatment.” (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“He didn’t turn himself in out of remorse,” Foley said. “He turned himself in because he had no place to go.” Turner, accompanied by a few family members, surrendered about 7 p.m. at a downtown fast-food restaurant, Foley said. He was booked on seven counts of murder. On Friday, police arrested the second suspected triggerman, 30-year-old James Stewart, after a traffic stop. He was being held Saturday on a preliminary charge of murder, police said. “Indianapolis can sleep a lot easier tonight,” Deputy Police Chief Clifford Myers. Foley said police believe the suspects targeted the home for robbery after hearing exaggerated accounts of money and other valuables inside. Those accounts were “fiction,” Foley said. Foley said that, although the decision of whether to pursue capital murder charges belongs to prosecutors, “If I was a betting man, I’d say there’s a high likelihood this is going to be a death penalty case.” Mourners laid flowers and handmade memorials along the fence of the modest home where the family was found slain. The victims were identified as Emma Valdez, 46; her husband, Alberto Covarrubias, 56; their sons, Alberto Covarrubias, 11, and David Covarrubias, 8 or 9; Valdez’s daughter, Flora Albarran, 22; Albarran’s 5-year-old son, Luis; and Albarran’s brother Magno Albarran, 29. Maria Flores, whose sister was killed, stood quietly as police briefed the media about Turner’s surrender. “We are very relieved and thankful that he made the right decision,” she said. “I just hope God forgives him for what he did.” Neighbors, friends and others whose emotions were touched by the city’s worst mass murder in 25 years left flowers, ribbons, candles, dozens of stuffed animals and an angel statue along a sidewalk out front of the family’s house. Cars drove by slowly while people knelt to pray. A memorial service was scheduled to be held in front of the family’s home this evening. “God shall bring justice to them, celebrate the way they lived, not the way they left us,” read one note left atop seven red roses at family’s modest tan house. “A good family is gone, but not forgotten. Shall they all rest in peace.” Adults and children, many in tears, streamed through nearby Thomas D. Gregg Elementary, where David and Alberto had attended classes, to speak with grief counselors Saturday. “The boys were very respectful of the school, good students and well-behaved,” Principal Les Durbin told The Indianapolis Star. “They were very well-respected by their classmates, and their parents were very involved in their educations.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDIANAPOLIS – A man suspected of gunning down seven family members he believed kept large amounts of money in their home surrendered to police on Saturday, Deputy Chief Tim Foley said. More than 100 police officers conducted the search for Desmond Turner, including unsuccessful raids at two east-side houses, since shortly after the Thursday slayings. Turner, 28, grew up near the shooting and had returned last fall after being released from prison following a 3 -year term for drug and weapons charges. Foley said investigators put pressure on people who knew Turner to ensure that they wouldn’t take him in. last_img read more

first_imgHarry Redknapp has told talkSPORT he is ready to stay on as Birmingham City manager – so long as the club’s owners match his ambitions.The 70-year-old guided the Blues to two wins from three games in his interim spell in charge to secure their Championship status.Speaking to Ian Abrahams for Monday night’s Sky Bet EFL Review Show on talkSPORT 2, Redknapp said: “I met the owners last night for the first time and they are lovely people. We got on really well. I’m going to have another chat with them and see where we go. “I’ve enjoyed it. It keeps me younger being out on the training ground every day, being around footballers. The lows are low for sure but the highs are great and I love it. “There is every chance [I will stay].“I will see where they are looking to take the club. It is a tough division. It is full of big clubs now, it is such a difficult league and unless you are going to have a go, it is going to be a difficult year.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Harry Redknapp IN FULL above!last_img read more

first_img1 FC Copenhagen want Newcastle United to cough up £3.3million for defender Peter Ankersen.The Magpies will be back in the Premier League next season after securing promotion at the first time of asking by winning the Championship.The club are already looking at a number of transfer targets for the summer and Ankersen is high on their shortlist.The right-back has been in fine form for Copenhagen since making his loan move from Red Bull Salzburg permanent in the summer.Indeed, Galatasaray, Marseille, Newcastle and Valencia have all been tracking the Denmark international for a number of months.And now the chasing quartet, according to Calciomercato, have been informed Ankersen can leave for just over £3m.That amount is well within Newcastle’s reported £70m budget, but the price may well go up if all interested clubs submit formal offers. Peter Ankersen in action for FC Copenhagen last_img read more

first_imgA High Court challenge has been launched against Donegal County Council’s decision to defer offering housing support to a Traveller family of seven living in a caravan without basic facilities including running water.The action has been brought on behalf of Brian and Eileen Ward, and their five children who are members of the Irish Travelling Community. They are currently living in a caravan at Shore Front, Bundoran.The Irish Independent reports that the family, supported by the Child and Family Agency who voiced concerns over their living conditions, applied to the Council for social housing support.The Wards, who have two children with medical needs, were deemed by the Council to be “an unacceptable risk of anti social behaviour” and the offer of housing was deferred.The family was informed last March that they could make a fresh application in 12 months time but the Wards say the council informed them it would be five years before it would be in a position to offer them housing.The family’s lawyers argue that the council has failed to engage meaningfully with the Wards before arriving at its decision. They also claim the decision was disproportionate and made without relevant considerations.At the High Court on Wednesday the family’s barrister Mark Lynam, instructed by solicitors for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said the council’s decision was taken without any input from the Wards who had been unaware that the process was even taking place.Mr Lynam said the council had made its decision based on the Ward’s housing file rather than putting its concerns to the family for their comment.The Wards claim they should have been afforded a hearing and that up to date information should have been sought.Mr Lynam said that any decision to defer or refuse housing due to any alleged anti-social behaviour must be proportionate. He said that in arriving at its decision the council failed to give due weight to Tusla’s concern about the family’s welfare, the conditions they reside in and the fact they are homeless.They currently had no running water and had limited use of a generator. They had tried but had not been able to secure private rented accommodation.In their proceedings against the Council the family seek an order quashing the local authority’s decision to defer offering them social housing.They also seek declarations including that the council’s decision was disproportionate, breaches their constitutional rights and rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.Permission to bring the challenge was granted, on an ex parte basis, by Mr Justice Richard Humphreys. The judge made the matter returnable to a date in September.High Court challenge by Donegal family over council’s decision to defer housing support was last modified: September 1st, 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) Tags:bundoranHIGH COURThousing challengewardslast_img read more

first_imgUnder 12 Go Games League Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment27-Jun-2011Carndonagh01 – 5ConvoyCarndonaghKelly Furniture Minor League Div 2 Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Jun-2011Buncrana4 – 69 – 8CarndonaghScarvey-Buncrana24-Jun-2011Red Hughs5 – 170 – 5Naomh Colmcille NewtownCrossroadsKelly Furniture Minor League Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Jun-2011Milford01 – 5Gaoth DobhairMoyle Park MilfordKelly Furniture Minor League Div 2 Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Jun-2011Gaeil Fhanada1 – 50GlenswillyFanad Gaels PortsalonKelly Furniture Minor League Div 2 Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Jun-2011Naomh Padraig Lifford2 – 121 – 5Robert EmmetsLifford-Pairc Mac DiarmadaKelly Furniture Minor League Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Jun-2011Convoy1 – 91 – 5Sean MacCumhaillsConvoyCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Jun-2011Urris3 – 130 – 2Naomh Colmcille NewtownUrris-Pairc Ui Chraimhsaigh24-Jun-2011Red Hughs1 – 80 – 4CarndonaghCrossroadsCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Jun-2011Convoy3 – 14 – 4Fanad GaelsConvoyKelly Furniture Minor League Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment23-Jun-2011Malin0 – 93 – 13CloughaneelyMalinCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment22-Jun-2011Convoy2 – 25 – 14St Eunans AConvoy-Pairc Naomh MhuireCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment22-Jun-2011St Eunans B0 – 100 – 4Gaoth Dobhair BO Donnell Park-LetterkennyCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment22-Jun-2011Naomh Padraig Lifford01 – 5BuncranaLifford-Pairc Mac DiarmadaCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment22-Jun-2011Downings01 – 5St MichaelsDowningsCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment22-Jun-2011Malin1 – 50Robert EmmetsMalinCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment22-Jun-2011Fanad Gaels1 – 61 – 10GlenfinFanad Gaels PortsalonCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment22-Jun-2011Letterkenny Gaels1 – 26 – 14MilfordPairc Na nGael-LetterkennyCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment22-Jun-2011Sean MacCumhaills6 – 111 – 8CloughaneelyMac Cumhaill Park21-Jun-2011Burt5 – 42 – 9Gaoth DobhairBurt-Hibernian ParkUnder 12 Go Games League Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Jun-2011Glenfin0 – 70 – 13Sean MacCumhaillsPairce TaobhoigeUnder 12 Go Games League Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Jun-2011St Eunans A5 – 71 – 4CloughaneelyO Donnell Park-LetterkennyUnder 12 Go Games League Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Jun-2011Robert Emmets2 – 91 – 18St Eunans BPairc EimeadUnder 12 Go Games League Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Jun-2011Fanad Gaels5 – 92 – 8GlenswillyFanad Gaels PortsalonUnder 12 Go Games League Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Jun-2011Convoy2 – 74 – 6BuncranaConvoyUnder 12 Go Games League Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Jun-2011St Michaels2 – 65 – 9Gaoth DobhairDunfanaghyUnder 12 Go Games League Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Jun-2011Carndonagh01 – 5Red HughsCarndonaghGAA: NORTHERN BOARD RESULTS was last modified: June 26th, 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) Tags:GAA: NORTHERN BOARD RESULTSlast_img read more

first_imgThe HSE in partnership with the support Local Sports Partnership Network have developed a physical activity and sport website to capture the numerous events which take place across the country.The www.getirelandactive.ie website which will be officially launched on the 5th of October in Dublin’s City Hall will provide the general public with an important resource to promote upcoming physical activity and sports events as well as resources to support people young and old getting involved in exercise programmes.Dr Ailis Brosnan who coordinated the development of the site is encouraging all sports club, gyms, leisure centres, older adult groups, schools, sports camps, trainers to utilize the site to promote their own events through a simple log on system. This will prompt the user to load their information through a tick box format to ensure suitability before finally going public on the World Wide Web.The exercise resources available on the site include facts sheets and information on how much exercise we should be doing, starting slowly and building your exercise programme as well as information on children’s exercise programme.Further information on the site from Dr Ailis Brosnan Senior Health Promotion Officer at ailis.brosnan@hse.ie or through Donegal Sports Partnership at myles@activedonegal.com 074 9116078 / 16079NEW WEBSITE TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT LAUNCHED was last modified: September 9th, 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 SPORTS PARTNERSHIPlast_img read more

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 19th February 2012CLG Bun Crannach Dinner Dance 2012 Only 2 weeks until our Dinner Dance takes place in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Saturday 25th February. A great night is guaranteed with entertainment provided by Keltic Kaos plus special guests County Senior Football Manager Jim McGuinness with the Anglo Celt trophy, and County Senior Hurling Manager Andrew Wallace with the Lory Meagher trophy. Tickets are on sale now via club members and at Paul McGonigle’s offices, priced €25. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier! Dress code is NOT Black-Tie, treat it like a wedding!Registration EveningAll girls and ladies registration will take place on Monday 13th February. Football and Hurling registration for ages U8/10/12 will take place on Friday 17th at 7pm and Football and Hurling for ages U14/16 & Minors will be held on Saturday 18th at 4.15pm. Parents and children are invited to please come along, view our facilities and meet our club officers and coaches. New members are always made welcome. Coaching WorkshopA Coaching Workshop for club football underage managers, coaches, parents and others will be held in the Scarvey from 6.45pm-7.45pm on Wednesday February 22nd. Coaches will have an opportunity to observe best practice in action as Leo Gill will demonstrate a variety of coaching ideas with an under 10 group. This will be followed by a Q&A session. For further information contact Sean Noonan 0879232988.Gaelic4AllThis iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme starts on Wednesday the 20th Feburary at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome.Gaelic4GirlsGaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.Ladies Senior Gaelic Football Training takes place every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Please remember to bring trainers and boots. New players are always welcome to attend.U6 FUNdamentals FootballFUNdamentals Football for boys and girls aged 6 years (or turning 6 this year) will begin on Friday 24th February at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sunday 26th from 11.00am until 11.45am.U8 Football U8 Football Training continues on Friday 17th February at Crana College from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.U10 FootballParents of children who take part in U10 Football or who are interested in joining are invited to attend a short meeting on Thursday 16th February at 8.30pm at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U12 HurlingBoys U12 Hurling training continues every Wednesday evening at Crana College. Training begins at 7.00pm. New players are always welcome so please come along. Buncrana’s under 12 B team acquitted themselves well in Dungiven on Sunday past in the indoor league. They started the day with an impressive 2-1 victory against Na Meigh. Despite their strong performance they lost out to Eoghan Rua and were also beaten narrowly by the Dungiven locals Kevin Lynches. Buncrana was represented by Conor Cullen, who was steady in defense, Gavin kelly, Caolan O’Neill and Jordan Arthur who all competed strongly in midfield and Liam O’Dochartaigh and Cathal Óg Wilson gave the opposition a tough time up front.Results: Na Meigh 1 Buncrana 2, Eoghan Rua 5 Buncrana 3, Kevin Lynches 3 Buncrana 2Boys U14 Football
Boys U14 Football training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Gaelic Football feel free to come along.Boys U16 Football
Boys U16 Football training is on every Wednesday at 8.00pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Senior and Reserve FootballTraining continues on Tuesday and Thursday night at 7.30pm. Could all players please bring trainers and boots. Any player who is over the age of 16 and is interested in playing please come along. New and returning players are always welcome.Football Coaching CoursesA Football Foundation Coaching Course, including Child Protection will take place in Carndonagh on Friday 24th February between 7.30pm and 10.30pm and Saturday 25th February between 9.30am and 4.30pm. All those interested in taking part should give their names immediately to John Friel on 086 0523550. A further course will be held in March if the course is over subscribed.Two Level 1 Football Coaching Course will take place, one in Letterkenny in February and another one in Inishowen in March. Anyone interested please contact Sean Noonan 087 9232988.Referee and Umpire Courses
A Referees’ Refreshers Course will be held in Jackson’s Hotel on Thursday 16th February at 7.30pm.  It is important that all referees (Underage and Senior) attend. There will also be a course for Umpires in Jackson’s Hotel on Wednesday 29th starting at 7.30pm sharp. This course will take just an hour so starting on time is very important. For further information on any of the above courses please contact Pat Walsh 0879142748Fitness ClassesA number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.LottoThe winning numbers in the €2,460 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 7 February in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 14-17-21-26There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:Liam Rainey, Shore RoadEabha Callaghan, SlaveryPaul Wannish, CockhillAnn Callaghan, Crana RoadDavid Doherty, MagherintureCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Use Of FacilitiesUse of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).ClubNotes
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Tel: 0863390666GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 13th, 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: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

first_imgThere were no games at the weekend for our Senior and Reserve teams. Both teams are in action this coming weekend away to Malin.Our u8’s get their season under way this Saturday morning with a blitz in Ballyshannon. Good luck to all involved in their first ever outing.Our u12’s were defeated against Bundoran on Monday evening. It was a good performance by the lads with as many as 8 u10’s playing. Training continues for u10 and u12 players this Saturday morning at the pitch at 10am. Anyone with any information they wish to have included in the club notes should get in contact with Shane Walsh on shanew03@live.ie by 6pm on Monday evening.GAA NEWS: NOAMH BRID CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 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:Naomh Brid GAA club noteslast_img read more

first_imgAthletics Ireland has announced that May 21 is D-Day for the four women with A-standards for the Olympics.Maria McCambridge and Caitriona Jennings are vying with Ava Hutchinson and Linda Byrne for three spots – all have run under 2:37.00.“We had to address a few issues first, but we are now in a position to cut the original deadline in June, and bring forward our selection date,” Patsy McGonagle said. “What we’ve agreed is to make May 20th the last day for qualification in the women’s marathon, and progress with our selection immediately after that. That means making our decision on May 21st, and with that informing the athletes, within a day or two. We’ve notified all the relevant athletes of the decision, asking them to agree to that.“What has to be remembered here is that athletes had already signed up to the original agreement, not just those in the women’s marathon, but also our 50km walkers. There is still the chance we could have more than three qualifiers in that event, as both Colin Griffin and Jamie Costin will compete next weekend, with Rob Heffernan and Brendan Boyce already qualified. But the reality is there aren’t any viable qualifying opportunities after that.” D-DAY FOR MARATHON RUNNERS: ATHLETES TO FIND OUT OLYMPIC SELECTION ON MAY 21 was last modified: May 7th, 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:D-DAY FOR MARATHON RUNNERS: ATHLETES TO FIND OUT OLYMPIC SELECTION ON MAY 21last_img read more

first_imgThe next meeting of the Letterkenny no.1 Celtic Supporters Club will take place this Wednesday, 9th January at 8pm in the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny. LETTERKENNY NO 1 CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB MEETING was last modified: January 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:Celtic No 1 Celtic Supporters Clublast_img read more

first_imgCiaran Bonner was black-carded during Glenswilly’s Donegal SFC semi-final win over Naomh Conaill. However, it has since emerged that referee Jimmy White should have sent him off. He didn’t, and now Naomh Conaill are launching an appeal.Naomh Conaill GAA club ‘WILL’ lodge an appeal for a replay after the club held an emergency meeting last night to discuss the Ciaran Bonner card incident.Bonner was awarded a black-card by referee Jimmy White, following a cynical challenge on Dermot Molloy in the closing stages of their semi-final victory over Naomh Conaill.However, Bonner was already on a yellow and should’ve been sent off. Instead he was shown a black-card, and was substituted Oisin Crawford.The game was level at the time of Bonner’s dismissal, but substitute Crawford scored the crucial point which edged Glenswilly back in-front in stoppage time.Glenswilly full-back Eamon Ward sealed the win with a point shortly after.However, members and officials of the Naomh Conaill GAA club met last night to discuss the situation further. A club member confirmed to Donegal Daily this morning that following the meeting, the club have decided to launch lodge an official appeal.It’s believed the club have until 12pm today to submit the appeal to the Donegal CCC to have the game replayed.There appears to be a precedent for ordering a replay for a similar alleged incident in a Munster Colleges match last January.When Kerry’s Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne were ordered to replay their match with Cork’s Colaiste Chriost Ri.DONEGAL SFC FINAL IN DOUBT AS NAOMH CONAILL ‘WILL’ LAUNCH AN APPEAL was last modified: October 29th, 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:Black-cardCiaran BonnerDonegal SFCGAAglenswillyNaomh ConaillnewsRed cardrefereeSportlast_img read more

first_imgConvoy GAA News: Bingo Continues in Hall @ 8.30 on Tuesdays Lotto result 6-01-15 Two with 3 counties LD SO TE WD. Claire Kavanagh Lk Road Convoy, Mark Nee/Eunan Kelly c/o Breens bar Convoy.Liam O’Neill will be the special guest of honour at the Convoy GAA dinner dance.Next week’s jackpot €4950. This years Dinner Dance takes place in Jackson Hotel on Sat Jan 23rd with GAA President Liam O’Neill as our guest.The Minor boys and Senior Reserve Men will receive their League Medals so it promises to be a great night.Tickets are €25 and music by the Beefsteak Dancers Tickets are available from any Commitee member and everyone is welcome.Bus Times Raphoe Friels @7 Breens Convoy @7.15 and Jamesons Bar Drumkeen @7.30 with Meal at 8pm sharp. Club Membership is NOW Due and must be paid up by March 31st Adult Membership is €30 and goes up to €50 after 31st March.U -6 up to U13 €5 with U 13 up to Minor €10 All players must be Registered.Underage reg takes place on Fri Jan 30th from 6-7 at the Clubhouse.Contact Gabrielle Gallagher 0861648577.Registration for Ladies Teams will take place on Fri 16 th Jan at 8.Can anyone wishing to play come along as The Management need to know if we have enough numbers for A Junior team as well as Senior. We have to have the names with County Board by 26 that’s why reg is early this year.Tickets ( priced €10) are now available for The National Club Draw with fantastic prizes on offer from all -Ireland hurling and football packages ,€1500 Holiday Voucher and €1000 Shopping Voucher as well as Cash Prizes of €1000 ,€500 and €100Tickets are available from Committee Members Paul Lynch 0877722505 and Paul Mc Mullan 0877857980 anyone wishing to Buy or indeed sell tickets ( Don’t be Shy) all Money raised by this draw goes back into Your Local GAA CLUBSenior and Reserve men will have A team Meeting next Friday 16th at the Clubhouse.New players are welcome. GAA PRESIDENT LIAM O’NEILL TO BE SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR AT CONVOY GAA DINNER DANCE was last modified: January 11th, 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:convoyGAAGAA presidentLiam O’NeillNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal have named a strong team for the Masters Croos-Country Championships in Tuam this weekend,Athletics News: Athletics Donegal have announced strong teams for the National Masters cross-country championships which are being held this Sunday in Tuam.Additionally a number of Donegal clubs have entered teams in the underage development cross-country champs which open the programme at 11 .30.Masters Men Over 35 Pauric McKinneyCiaran DohertyIvan TonerDermot McElchar Brian McCreaJim HarkinMalcolm McGeeShane McNultyRaymond Birch Kieran CarlinCiaran McGonagle Kevin McGeeAnthony Doherty Michael LoguePaul McGlincheyMasters Men Over 50Richard McCarthyHugh GallagherGerard BoglePat HegartyDrew DohertyDominic BonnerJames McMahonMark ConnollyCathal RoartyPat McCruddenTony GallagherMasters Women Over 35Natasha AdamsFionnuala DiverCatriona DevineKay ByrneDonna EvansCatherine DooherEimear GallenSinéad KennyFrances JudgeMasters Women Over 50Noreen BonnerGloria DonagheyNoeleen PorterMary Therese SpeightJackie HarveyNancy McNameeMary BondMarie RooneyMargaret Sweeney.If you have any queries, please get in touch. Also, please note that Neil Martin will be acting as Team Manager in Tuam.ATHLETICS DONEGAL ANNOUNCE THEIR TEAMS FOR NATIONAL MASTERS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: February 4th, 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:athleticsCross Country ChampionshipsdonegalMastersnewsSportlast_img read more

first_imgGAA NEWS: A big congratulations and well done to the U-14 Burt Camogie Team who won the Ulster Feile Competition in Garvaghey on Sunday last.An historic occasion as it is a first for Donegal Camogie. After beating teams from Derry and Tyrone, Burt faced local rivals in St. Eunans.Both teams did the county proud with Burt the marginal winners. Burt faced a tough and strong Sarfields side from Ballerin, Derry, in the final. However, through fine individual displays at times and some great team work, Burt went on to win the Cup Final, 2-2 to 0-0 (not sure of score)The team consisted of Lauren Burns, Zoe Whoriskey, Ailsing Callaghan, Beth Duffy, Eva McIntyre, Leah McDaid, Hannah McDermott, Eroinn Lynch, Holly Doherty, Emma Downey, Niamh Hargan, Avril Craig, Grainne Gill, Caoimhe Doherty, Billie Jean McLaughlin, Niamh Morrin.BURT U14 GIRLS CAMOGIE TEAM MAKE HISTORY AS THEY CAPTURE ULSTER FEILE TITLE was last modified: April 24th, 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:BURTcamogieGAAGirlsNoticesSportu14Ulster titlelast_img read more

first_imgCLUB LOTTOThere was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto there was one winner of €100 the numbers drawn were 6-3-1-7-2-5-4. The winners were as follows:Carrie McCallion, Gortany Quigleys Point.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.Next Weeks Jackpot €600SENIORSThe seniors on Saturday evening suffered defeat by the narrowest of margins by suffering a one point defeat against Carndonagh in foden with a scoreline of 2-8 to 2-7. This weeks game for both seniors and reserve teams is a away fixture against Lifford. UNDERAGEUnder 6 and Under 8 training is on every Friday from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in Ture this is for boys and girls born in the year 2007,2008,2009, and 2010 all new faces welcome and can all boys and girls bring a water bottle and cost of session is €2 for info contact Daniel on 0862072745..Under -10 training will continue this Friday in Ture from 6.30pm to 7.45pm. This is for boys and girls born in the years 2005 and 2006. All new players welcome can all boys and girls bring water bottle and cost of the session is €2. For info contact Kevin on 0863576713.Under 12 Training for the 2015 season has started and will continue every Saturday in ture from 10.30am to 12pm. Please bring Trainers, Gum Shield, Water Bottle and €2. This is for players born in 2003 and 2004. New players welcome. Contact Damian for more info 087 7963559Under-14 training is on every Sunday from11.30am to 1pm and every Wednesday aswell for details contact neil on 0863855855Under 16 and Minor training will take place every Monday and Friday evenings at 7pm to 8.15pm in ture.There was Disappointment on Fridaynight for our U-16s as they suffered defeat in the county final to a very strong Glenties side in Letterkenny.. But take nothing away from our boys who defied all odds and reached the clubs first U-16 division 1 county final. They’ve done everyone at the club proud and no doubt will come back stronger for the championship. Also the players and management would like to thank everyone who came and showed great support Friday night.CAMOIGECamoige for girls aged 6 and over will begin in Ture pitch on Thursday16th,April at 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Come along and join in the fun.CLUB APPOur new club app is now live on the App Store and google play store In the app you can play the clubs lotto every week through the games section and keep up to date with club events and wats happening within the club. Also there is direct links to Facebook and twitter. You can also share your photos of games you are at via the app. So get downloading and have a look for yourselfCLUB GEARThe club has a range of club gear for sale and are placing a order soon with O’Neills. If any one is interested in ordering new gear or purchasing some for details contact Dermot Mc Colgan on 0879978968As always keep up to date with club activities through Facebook,Twitter,Club APP and through are website on www.naomhpadraig.com GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG MUFF PIPPED BY CARN was last modified: May 31st, 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)last_img read more

first_imgVenue with 2 great links in County DonegalPROMOTED POST: Ballyliffin Golf Club has been described by many golfers who have had the privilege of playing at the stunning venue as one of the best links courses in Ireland.Today, Ballyliffin’s OPEN WEEK swings into action and as always a HUGE crowd is expected to attend what promises to be a wonderful week of golf.John Farren told Donegal Daily, “We’re expecting a large crowd for the annual Ballyliffin Open Week with Daily Competitions on alternate Championship courses, which are in excellent condition.“The timesheets are available from Friday June 19th at 9am and Prize Presentations will take place on Friday July 3rd and Sunday July 5th. “Ballyliffin GC would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for the weeks festivities – Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Neal Doherty Jewellers, Travellers Insurances,Desmond Motors Ford,The Ballyliffin Hotel and North West Gas Company.“Contact the Proshop on 0749378100 to book your teetime. HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BALLYLIFFIN OPEN WEEK was last modified: June 19th, 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:newsNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgIT’S make or break for reigning county champions St Eunan’s as they host Dungloe in the SFC at O’Donnell Park this evening.The reserves throw in at 5pm with the seniors to follow at 6.30pm.The winners of the senior game are guaranteed a quarter-final spot with the men from the west confident they can cause an upset in Letterkenny this evening. Eunan’s can go through with a draw, but will want to show they are the better than the side which wilted so easily against Naomh Conaill last Sunday.The Glenties men were better in all departments.The Letterkenny side are once again without Rory Kavanagh who returns home next weekend, hoping the black and amber are still in the championship.A large crowd is expected for this Saturday evening clash, so supporters are warned to get to O’Donnell Park early.  GAA: MAKE OR BREAK FOR EUNAN’S AS DUNGLOE VISIT O’DONNELL PARK was last modified: August 29th, 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:dungloeSFCSt Eunanslast_img read more

first_imgBOXING: A buoyant Shaun Mc Shane has targeted a fight in the New Year – as he looks to continue his fine run of form in the ring after his recent impressive victory. Mc Shane won a unanimous points decision against Tyrone fighter Ben Mulligan.Mulligan put on a brave performance but he was outclassed by a determined Mc Shane who controlled the bout from start to finish. Mulligan took big shots from Mc Shane and was rattled during several different stages of the fight – but survived the consistent onslaught from the Donegal man.Mc Shane is now targeting a return to the ring in early January – as he’s keen to continue his march through the rankings.Mc Shane told Donegal Daily, “I trained hard for the Mulligan fight so I was confident, he was strong guy and very durable.“He took a lot of heavy shots that most guys would go down from, but he never gave up he was their to win and I respect that. However, at the same time I knew I was in control, and if I had to go to war then I’d plenty left in the tank.“Overall we’re happy with the result, but we know there is still a lot of work to do.“I’d love to get back in the ring before Christmas, but realistically it will be the New Year before I’m back in action. BOXING: MC SHANE WANTS NEW YEAR FIGHT AFTER SUPERB PERFORMANCE was last modified: November 25th, 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:boxingSportlast_img read more

first_imgSHEEPHAVEN SUB AQUA CLUB NOTES Sheephaven divers had a couple of beautiful days last week with slack winds and bright sunshine, just made for getting into the water. However diving activities started off on Wednesday evening’s with trainee pool work, which saw this year’s intake get their first experience of scuba training, in the comfort and safety of the Mevagh Dive Centre 3m pool.Under the direction and guidance of Sheephaven SAC’s Training Officer, Anne Boyle, the trainees went through the full range of scuba skills, including water entry, buoyancy control, mask clearance, buddy breathing and the ultimate ditch and recovery of gear.Saturday morning’s was a two boat dive party to Rossnakill Bay, which lies just off Mucross Channel between North and Broad Water in the Mulroy Bay system.The dives were conducted in two sticks to a depth of 27 metres, experiencing a diverse ecosystem substrate that ranged from a coarse sandy seabed in the middle of the channel to boulders and rock wall closer to the surface. Water temperature at around 4 degrees Celsius was as cold as Sheephaven divers have experienced all winter, but it didn’t deter a 40 minute dive in good water visibility of over 5 metres horizontally.Marine life on site has begun to stir into spring mode, with the larger Sea Slugs starting to lay egg strings, which is heartening to see.Also on this site there were examples of our only hard corals, the Devonshire Cup Coral, no bigger than a finger nail but a further testament to the quality of the water at this location.Previous dives at this location produced examples of the rare Flame Shell Mussel, which lie just under the gravel seabed. They have a vivid red fringe around outside of the shell, hence their name.Sunday morning’s snorkel was once again a well-attended affair from PortnaBlagh Pier, with a few new attendees taking full advantage of the calm sea conditions and the bright sunshine.For some of the divers it was a chance to complete their annual water fitness test, joining the rest of the Clubs’ dived up members just ready to begin their 2016 diving. With the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland due on the May 2016 there is a Donegal connection to the biggest naval battle to have ever taken place in WW1 and the sinking of HMS Curacoa in WW2.The only remaining warship from the day the British Grand Fleet met the German High Sea’s Fleet in the North Sea has recently been restored at a cost of £12m. HMS Caroline survived a battle that saw the British lose 14 ships and 6,000 men compared to German losses of 11 ships and 2,500 men. Of the 6,000 British sailors lost 350 were Irish.In terms of losses the Royal Navy was beaten on the day, but the German Grand Fleet never put to sea again, except to surrender at the end of the war and subsequently be interned in Scapa Flow. There they remained until their crews scuttled them enmass on the 21st June 1919. Effectively despite their lighter losses the German battleships played no further part in WW1 and were neutralised as a fighting force.HMS Caroline was a C Class light cruiser, the first of 28 such vessels built from 1913 onwards. She was 4,290 tonnes in displacement, 452 feet long, 43 feet wide and had a draught of 14 feet. Her 6 boilers drove two propellers, generating 40,000 hp, and sent the ship though the water at rate of just under 30 knots. HMS Caroline had a crew of 334 officers and men and an armament of 5 breech loading 6 inch guns, two quick fire 3 inch guns, 2 two pounders and 8×21 inch torpedo tubes. HMS Caroline’s connection with Donegal is through her C Class Light Cruiser sister ship HMS Curacoa, which also survived WW1 and was refitted in WW2 as an anti-aircraft escort ship that sank on the 2nd October 1942, west of Tory Island.HMS Curacoa was commissioned in February 1918 and in 1939 was refitted to fight in WW2, where in 1942 she steamed out from Derry to provide support to the Queen Mary, who was bringing 10,000 American troops across the Atlantic in the build-up for D-Day.The Queen Mary in conjunction with her escorts conducted anti-submarine zig-zagging manoeuvres, but the 81,000 tonne ship travelled faster than her escorts and eventually the zig-zagging ships would pass too close for comfort, when another escort in a picket line would take up station.However on the 2nd October 1942 an inevitable collision occurred when the Queen Mary ran down HMS Curacora, sinking her in 6 minutes and taking all but 99 of the 338 crew with her, 60 Km north of the Donegal coast.There the Curacoa remained broken in two parts at a depth of 125 metres until dived upon on the 18th October 2007, resulting in a bottom time of 23 minutes and a 4 hour decompression interval, the first contact since that fateful day.Today HMS Caroline is the only remaining connection between the Battle of Jutland and the Donegal Coast, divided by two World Wars.SHEEPHAVEN SUB-AQUA CLUB ENJOY DIVE OFF ROSSNAKILL BAY was last modified: March 1st, 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:Sheephaven Sub Aqua ClubSportlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal U21 star Adam Neely suffered a nasty injury last night in what was an accidental clash with an Ardara player.GAA: Dungloe earned a vital win in their bid to ensure they retain their Division One status last night against fellow strugglers Ardara. Tony Boyle’s side defeated Ardara on a score-line of 1-14 to 0-15 in what supporters said was played like a Donegal SFC clash, not surprising when there was so much at stake.Donegal U21 star Adam Neely sustained a broken nose and a few stitches after an accidental clash in the first-half. However, the game was marred by some nasty scenes towards the end of the match and CJ Molloy and Martin Redmond both saw red late on.There was little between the sides but Martin Redmond’s goal proved crucial and was the difference between the sides.Adrian Sweeney was inspired, and at 40 shows no signs of hanging up the boots, and why would you when you have still have the quality and class that he possesses.This was a huge win for Dungloe, only their second in the league, and their first since their opening day win over Bundoran. Ardara battled hard and they showed enough to suggest that they should be OK, but it’s going to go down to the wire with very little separating Glenswilly, Ardara, Dungloe, Bundoran and Termon.Dungloe travel to Termon next weekend, but most certainly will be without Neely after his nasty injury.OUCH! DUNGLOE COUNT THE COST OF VITAL LEAGUE WIN AFTER BRUISING BATTLE! was last modified: June 12th, 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:Adam NeelydungloeGAAnewsSportlast_img read more

first_imgThe Eany Celtic U14 football team won the South Donegal Schoolboys U14 League today at Eany Park after beating Erne wanderers 3-0.This is Eany’s second time winning the League in the space of one year as unusually it had to be run twice in order to accommodate the proposed change over from Winter to Summer soccer.Pictured above with the team are coaches John Daly and Paul McGuckin. Scorers for Eany were Conor Campbell, Jack Byrne and Nathan Maxwell.Eany captain on the day Conor Campbell receiving the League trophy from League Chairman Ian CurristanEany Celtic U14s win League for second time this year was last modified: November 5th, 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:Eany CelticFootballLeaguesouth donegal schoolboys u14 leaguelast_img read more

first_imgFormer Wolves loanee Alfred N’Diaye has been offered to Ligue 1 Lille.The 28-year-old helped drive Wolves to the Championship title with 33 league appearances during his loan from Villarreal last term. 1 N’Diaye is uncertain about his future center_img But having returned to the Spanish club this summer, N’Diaye’s future is currently up in the air.The former Hull and Sunderland man has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League again but it is not clear whether Wolves will complete a permanent swoop.And now, according to French outlet RMC, Villarreal have offered Lille the chance to sign him this summer.The French club are currently studying the proposal and could be about to lodge a bid for the former Nancy midfielder.last_img read more

first_img ALTERED 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? crackers who plays? Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? NEW ERA Latest Premier League News predicted How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Riyad Mahrez is set to become Manchester City’s record signing.talkSPORT understands Leicester City have accepted a £60million bid for their Algerian winger from the Premier League champions. Riyad Mahrez is set to swap Leicester City for Manchester City possible xi While Leicester will be disappointed to lose the talented winger, the deal represents a remarkable piece of business for the club.They paid just £400,000 for the then-unknown Mahrez in January 2014 to sign him from Ligue 2 side Le Havre.Mahrez has gone on to score 48 goals in 179 appearances for the Foxes and played a crucial part in their remarkable Premier League title success in 2015/16. Mahrez will become Guardiola’s first signing of the summer window.He could soon be followed to the Etihad Stadium by Napoli playmaker Jorginho.Napoli have left the Italy international out of a pre-season training camp ahead of a likely £43m move to City.Speaking last week, Jorginho’s agent said he had arrived in England and was waiting for the go ahead from Napoli before finalising his client’s switch. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 2 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday smart causal He will undergo a medical with City in the coming days, and the club are hopeful of announcing his signing later in the week.The fee for the 27-year-old will surpass the £57m City paid Athletic Bilbao for centre-back Aymeric Laporte earlier this year.Mahrez was a target of Pep Guardiola’s during the January transfer window, and they made a series of late offers for him on deadline day – all of which were rejected.But Guardiola has kept up his pursuit, and has now got his man. Riyad Mahrez was wanted by Manchester City last season Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more

first_img Sweden overcame Switzerland in the last 16 “Expectancy was not high and the feeling was they were doomed.“I’ve got a Swedish friend who said he had money on them not scoring a goal in the tournament.“But they’ve grown and now they’ve got to this stage it’s a game the players and the nation will enjoy.”Potter has children born in Sweden and two of his new Swansea charges – goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt and defender Martin Olsson – are part of the Blagult (Blue and Yellow) squad determined to stop England reaching a first World Cup semi-final since 1990. Swansea boss Graham Potter has warned Gareth Southgate and England that they risk World Cup elimination if they underestimate quarter-final opponents Sweden.Potter spent over seven years in the Swedish game before being appointed Swansea manager last month and he knows football in the country inside out after guiding Ostersund to three league promotions and Svenska Cupen glory. Potter will take the reigns at the Liberty Stadium next season This is the first time Sweden have made the quarter-finals of the World Cup since 1994.Successive victories over Mexico and Switzerland saw them win back-to-back matches at the World Cup for the first time since they finished as runners-up on home soil in 1958.But Sweden have a proud record against England in competitive football, losing only once in eight games.That was actually in their last competitive meeting – England winning 3-2 at Euro 2012 – with the last World Cup clash between the countries finishing as a 2-2 draw at Germany 2006.“Sweden will see this as an opportunity to play the underdog as pretty much no one will expect them to go through,” Potter said.“There was a lot of negativity around the national team within Sweden ahead of the World Cup and they got booed at the last match before the tournament. 4 4 4 Solihull-born Potter is backing England to make the last four in Samara on Saturday, but said: “They’ve got a really tough game.“Sweden are a very organised side who know how to defend but try to score as well.“They have a fantastic coach in Janne Andersson, who plays to the strengths of the players, and if you underestimate them you will be in trouble.“They’re not fantastic in terms of relying on possession and creative build-up and play a relatively simple game.“But at the same time it’s very effective and their team ethic is really strong.” 4 England beat Colombia on penalties in their last 16 fixture The Swedes were heartbroken by an injury time Toni Kroos winner in the group stage, but bounced back to top their group But he has no hesitation stating where his loyalties lie, saying: “I’ve got to back England.“It’s a World Cup quarter-final and anything can happen, of course.“I guess there is more expectancy on England to go through.“But England have been fantastic in the tournament, especially Gareth Southgate who has been first class and I am proud that he is our manager.“Hopefully it’s a game England will come through.”talkSPORT WILL HAVE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINAL BETWEEN SWEDEN AND ENGLAND ON SATURDAY, JULY 7 AT 3PM.last_img read more

first_img 3 Mohamed Salah wanted no time in continuing his sensational scoring form as Liverpool beat Manchester City 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in the United States. The Reds stars also got a surprise visit from Her Majesty’s finest, James Bond, following the final whistle.Liverpool fan and 007 actor Daniel Craig was pictured joking with Salah, Mane and James Milner in the dressing room following the game. Man City starlet Leroy Sane celebrates his goal 3 Fans were thrilled to see ‘Egyptian King’ Mo Salah in action for the first time in Liverpool’s pre-season Mo Salah was back with a bang in his first appearance for Liverpool since the World Cup center_img 52 seconds. Second touch. Mo Salah. 😉 pic.twitter.com/tcK1rjRhIh— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2018 3 New number. Same old Sadio. 👊#LFCPreSeason #ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/NOLkDBtw6P— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2018 The Egyptian King, in his first Reds appearance since the World Cup, scored within one minute of his introduction as Jurgen Klopp’s men came from behind to stun the Premier League champions.Sadio Mane, debuting his new No.10 shirt, was also on the scoresheet – a big bonus for visiting fans as neither Reds star was expected to feature in the International Champions Cup clash.Leroy Sane broke the stalemate at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on 57 minutes for Man City, who donned their new popular away kit for the first time.But Liverpool hero Salah buried a header – with only his second touch of the game – to draw things level, before Mane slotted a penalty past Joe Hart in stoppage-time to seal the comeback victory.Salah came close to scoring another two in the closing minutes – a header was blocked on the line and his second effort struck the crossbar.His rapid return to goal will be good news for Liverpool fans and should answer anyone who might suggest the winger was a ‘one-season wonder’ after scoring 32 goals to win the Premier League golden boot. Bond meets the boys. 😎 pic.twitter.com/PL7qh6LOpy— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2018last_img read more

first_imgThings were looking pretty bleak for Chelsea after the loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield but the final moments of the transfer window which sees Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic arrive at Stamford Bridge, while Thibaut Courtois joined Real Madrid has reinvigorated the mood within the club.The Terriers have not brought in too many big names but made nine signings this summer, including wrapping up the permanent deal of Jonas Lossl and the deadline day buy of Isaac Mbenza.Huddersfield v Chelsea kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, August 11. NEW ERA Sarri ponders during Chelsea’s Community Shield defeat to Manchester City 2 REVEALED silverware What the managers are sayingDavid Wagner (Huddersfield): “We feel we have a better group of individuals and it’s up to the whole group to get this togetherness up to a level that makes it difficult for the opponent. If we have a Terrier spirit, we will be competitive.”Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea): “The squad is too large, so some players have to go on loan, but I don’t know who at the moment. I prefer to have 23, 24 players and three or four young players, no more.” How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible xi Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Premier League News How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday David Wagner will be hoping to keep Huddersfield in the top flight for a second year running How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings smart causal How can I listen?You can listen to Huddersfield v Chelsea live on talkSPORT 2 from 3pm on Saturday.Confirmed TeamsHuddersfield: Hamer, Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo, Hadergjonaj, Mooy, Hogg, Billing, Lowe, Pritchard, Mounie.Subs: Lossl, Smith, Diakhaby, Sobhi, van La Parra, Depoitre, Stankovic.Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Barkley, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Morata, Pedro.Subs: Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Moses, Giroud, Zappacosta, Christensen. Chelsea’s 2018/19 Premier League campaign gets underway with a trip to Huddersfield.The game is Maurizio Sarri’s first in the league after being appointed Blues manager last month. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more

first_img The former Aston Villa midfielder went on to say to his team-mates, “When something goes against us, think of the basics of football.” 4 The 28-year-old in no uncertain terms told the squad how he felt about them throwing away the chance to clinch the title over their rivals 4 4 Manager Pep Guardiola attempted to calm down Delph, who was incensed at Yaya Toure’s comment that “tiredness” was the cause of City’s collapse Toure disagreed with the 28-year-old’s assessment, before manager Pep Guardiola attempts to calm down proceedings.He says: “Guys. Chill out. Shut up please. No because you, because you, because you. If you disagree, complain to me for my decisions.“When you lose in football, you think, we didn’t run. That is b*******, guys. That is not the point.”Delph reasons: “I’m not blaming anyone, it’s just the basics of football. When things go against us and everybody drops their head, just remember the basics. Fabian Delph has emerged as one of Manchester City’s dressing room leaders with a passionate X-rated blast in the aftermath of their derby defeat at the Etihad last season.City were on course to wrapping up a third Premier League title against their arch nemesis’ but squandered a two-goal lead, as Manchester United launched a stunning second-half comeback through Chris Smalling and a Paul Pogba double to grab a 3-2 win. 4 Skipper Kompany then says: “If I wanna see this team go to the next level and do even more, every single detail we need to be honest with ourselves and be hard with ourselves.”But what seemed to really irk Delph was the suggestion from Toure that “tiredness” was the reason for City’s collapse.“What I’m saying right now is that it’s true because in the first half we were there, but in the second half they took us physically,” Toure said.“I think we have to understand sometimes, because we’re fatigued and that’s the time we need to regroup.”A furious Delph continues: “F****** tired? It’s simple, it’s straightforward. We stopped f****** running in the second half.” Fabian Delph was furious after City’s second-half collapse over United in April – which denied them sealing the title over their arch nemesis “Winning our individual battles, sticking together as a unit, f****** defenders defending, midfielders box to box, f****** keepers. Just the basics of football.“When we go behind, or something comes against us, we freeze. When something goes against us, think of the basics of football.”Guardiola finishes: “Football is not flowers, a good holiday and say everything is easy.“Football is so complicated at the high level guys. We tried to build something good and you did do good.“You have to make the last level guys, everyone together. That is the moment the real men, the real football players, the real professionals step up and say ‘I’m here’.” The new Amazon eight-part documentary series, ‘Manchester City: All or Nothing’, shows the behind-closed-doors fallout from the April 7 showdown.Two of the club’s longest-serving players Vincent Kompany and former midfielder Yaya Toure chipped in with their say during the heated exchange.But Delph was incensed that City’s title party had been put on hold by United, and in no uncertain terms let his team-mates know of his grievances.The former Aston Villa midfielder can be heard saying: “F****** shit man, f**** sake. F****** useless. F*** me. F****** hell.”last_img read more

first_img SORRY 7 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Here at talkSPORT.com we’re always keeping an eye on Understat.com to see whether players and clubs are under or over performing.Find out how the stats believe the Premier League SHOULD be shaping up below… How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings latest 7 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 7 Most read in Premier League gameday cracker Tottenham have been playing their home games at Wembley this season just as they did last season while White Hart Lane was redeveloped 7 tense Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring for Arsenal 7 predicted TOP WORK 4. Bournemouth – Real position = 6Real points = 20 | Expected points = 19.793. Liverpool – Real position = 2Real points = 26 | Expected points = 21.122. Chelsea – Real position = 3Real points = 24 | Expected points = 21.32 1. Manchester City – Real position = 1Real points = 26 | Expected points = 26.49 7 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? whoops 7 Newcastle are still yet to win this season Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update changes huge blow Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial celebrate Everton manager Marco Silva speaks to striker Cenk Tosun 16. Brighton and Hove Albion – Real position = 11Real points = 14 | Expected points = 8.9515. Cardiff City – Real position = 17Real points = 5 | Expected points = 10.1014. West Ham – Real position = 13Real points = 8 | Expected points = 10.49 10. Leicester City – Real position = 12Real points = 13 | Expected points = 13.179. Arsenal – Real position = 4Real points = 22 | Expected points = 13.818. Manchester United – Real position = 8Real points = 17 | Expected points = 14.15 Sometimes the Premier League table lies, especially when the season is just 10 games old.We all know, for instance, Arsenal are outscoring what has been predicted of them, while Burnley, previous to their current run, were getting unlikely results, according to statistics. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Expected goals (xG) is a football statistic that attempts to reveal the precise score of every game using the quality of chances created. If a team has a high xG but low goals scored they were wasteful, whereas a low xG but high goals scored suggests they are performing far better in front of goal than they should be.Using expected goals, which you can learn more about here, and data from Understat, we present how the table should look after 10 games, according to the stats experts.20. Burnley – Real position = 15Real points = 8 | Expected points = 6.7919. Fulham – Real position = 18Real points = 5 | Expected points = 7.6218. Huddersfield Town – Real position = 20Real points = 3 | Expected points = 7.7117. Newcastle United – Real position = 19Real points = 3 | Expected points = 8.09 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed 13. Southampton – Real position = 16Real points = 7 | Expected points = 11.3612. Crystal Palace – Real position = 14Real points = 8 | Expected points = 12.6611. Everton – Real position = 9Real points = 15 | Expected points = 13.14 Chelsea are doing well under new boss Maurizio Sarri 7. Watford – Real position = 7Real points = 19 | Expected points = 16.286. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Real position = 10Real points = 15 | Expected points = 16.495. Tottenham Hotspur – Real position = 5Real points = 21 | Expected points = 17.90last_img read more

first_img“[Adam] Lallana rusty, [Daniel] Sturridge rusty, Joel Matip coming into the team looked rusty as well.“I think they definitely underestimated that Red Star Belgrade team; at home, they are not a bad team.“Who do you blame? Klopp for the personnel he chose tonight?“Do you blame the players? Let me put it Billy big time in regards to [Mohamed] Salah looking like he could just turn up and score. latest gameday cracker “I think it’s time for a few home truths really, because they could have blown that group. They had to make a statement tonight against Red Star and get the group in the grip of their hands.“They had an opportunity, being a point clear, to get three [more] tonight and ease the pressure.”You can listen to Micky Quinn’s full rant above… The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Pavkov netted his first European goals to secure Red Star an historic victory Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BEST OF 2 LATEST Micky Quinn laid into his beloved Liverpool on talkSPORT following the Reds’ disappointing Champions League defeat to Red Star Belgrade.Milan Pavkov’s first-half brace was enough to down Jurgen Klopp’s side in Serbia on Tuesday night, with the Reds performing well below their usual level. revealed whoops 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most Read In Football Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade scrap Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The result does not end Liverpool’s chances of reaching the knockout stages of Europe’s premier cup competition, though it certainly increases the likelihood the Anfield club will fail to make it to the round-of-16.Full commentary of Tuesday’s match was available LIVE on talkSPORT, and after the full time whistle Micky Quinn had his say on Liverpool’s performance.Former Newcastle forward Quinn was born on Merseyside and is a well-known supporter of the Reds, and he could not hide his frustration at his beloved club.“As a Liverpool fan I’m very disappointed,” Quinn said.“That first 45 minutes especially replicated the Napoli game where they looked lethargic, tactically inept and woefully lacking creativity in midfield.“[James] Milner running around like a chicken with no head, [Georginio] Wijnaldum the same – no impact away from home… tense RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Quinn was critical of James Milner’s showing in Serbia last_img read more

first_imgWe’ve got 8 matches on @talkSPORT & @talkSPORT2 this weekend 🙌Here’s how to listen:📻 DAB Digital Radio💻 Laptop or tablet: https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD📲 The app: https://t.co/z3wuJfatGR pic.twitter.com/WczLagM0LF— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 30, 2018 Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast ahead of the game, Morgan said: “Tottenham have never won the Premier League in my lifetime – and I’m not a young man.“We know they have a tendency to choke and I believe the choke is coming on Sunday when the north London dominance, which has been drifting in recent years, will be reasserted with a thumping Arsenal win, led by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.“There’s an excitement now at Arsenal which is that we feel like things are happening again… and that’s down to Unai Emery.“There’s a new energy, a new dynamism, the fans have got hope again.“But Sunday will be a test because Tottenham are playing well. Spurs currently sit third in the Premier League, with Arsenal in fifth Piers Morgan says Arsenal will ‘reassert their dominance’ and become the biggest club in north London again with victory over Tottenham in Sunday’s derby.However, the Gunners superfan says his side’s impressive 18-game unbeaten run ‘will be forgotten’ should they suffer defeat to Spurs.Arsenal have the chance to leapfrog their rivals in the Premier League table in Sunday’s derby clash at the Emirates Stadium – with LIVE and EXCLUSIVE radio commentary only on talkSPORT!It represents the biggest test of Arsenal’s season so far, having stretched their streak to 18 games unbeaten with an easy victory over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League on Thursday. Arsenal’s kids put on a very professional display at a freezing Kiev center_img 2 “If we beat them, we would go above them in the table and, for me, that makes this the biggest game of the season.“However, we’re 18 games unbeaten in all competitions and we’re 11 games unbeaten in the Premier League, but if we lose to Spurs on Sunday all of that will be forgotten.”Listen back to Piers Morgan on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!Tune into talkSPORT from 1:30pm on Sunday for LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary of Arsenal v Tottenham 2last_img read more

first_imgNorthwest Pony Club Camp 2013 By Lawrence SmythThe Northwest Pony Club, which is affiliated to the National Irish Pony Club (IPC), held its annual camp last week at its unique location at Cruit Island, in Co Donegal. The camp, which catered for 30 young people with their ponies and horses, was a tremendous success.Participants had the opportunity of improving their horsemanship skills and education in Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross Country, Riding and Road Safety, and Stable Management. On the final day of camp IPC examinations were conducted and examined at D, D Plus, and C grades. Rudy Schneider, District Commissioner (DC), said that from thanked the parents for their support in organising and running the camp. The great strength of the club, he said, lies in the excellent assistance and encouragement of parents. Rudy paid tribute to Denis Greene, Assistant DC, Moira Greene, Secretary, and Edward McFadden, Treasurer.The instructors at camp were: Patricia Warren, Killult Stables, Rachel Carton, Rathmullan, Geraldine Porter, Burt, and Daniel Lusby, Lifford, and Jane Patterson, Killygordin. Patricia, Geraldine, and Daniel, who are IPC Examiners, conducted the examinations on behalf of the Irish Pony Club, Co Kilkenny.Traditionally, for many years, the Northwest Pony Club did cross country jumping at Culdooey, Cruit Island. The jumps at Kildooey were maliciously damaged on the night before the camp started. However, parents united and quickly built a temporary cross country course at another location.Those who passed the D Plus and Road Safety Examinations are: Abbie Rodgers, who passed her exams after being a member of the club for just one week (Mum, Angela must be very proud of her), Orlaith McFadden, daughter of Edward and Siobhan, Gweedore, Conor Hunter, son of Seamus and Karen, Maghery, Dungloe, and Poppy Debney, daughter of Shaun and Emily, Meencorwick, Annagry. The five riders who passed the C Test and Road Safety exams are: Dean McLaughlin, son of Noel and Mary, Maghery, Tierney Gallagher, daughter of Neil and Debbie, Meenbanad, Aine and Patrick Hunter, whose parents are Seamus and Karen, Maghery, and Caoimhe Greene, daughter of Pete and Máire, Dungloe.  EQUESTRIAN: SUCCESS AT THE NORTH WEST PONY CLUB CAMP was last modified: July 6th, 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:EQUESTRIAN: SUCCESS AT THE NORTH WEST PONY CLUB CAMPlast_img read more

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has expressed concerns regarding the recent proposal for a rural hackney service, insisting that existing hackney licence holders should be allowed to apply or tender for it to work efficiently.The Donegal TD raised the matter with Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly.Deputy Pringle said “The recent proposal for a rural hackney service, from the limited media reports I have seen, I understand it is to be introduced by December and will be administered through the rural transport companies and I believe there will be restrictions on the areas in which the hackneys can operate. “However, I have serious concerns because many hackney drivers operate in the rural part of County Donegal where I live. Even though Killybegs has a population of 1,200 or 1,300 about eight or nine hackneys operate there every weekend. I can see the thought behind introducing this system through the rural transport companies, but existing hackney licence holders should be allowed to apply or tender and then it should be administered through the transport companies, but this current proposal would introduce a third layer of taxis.”The Killybegs-based politician said that with taxi-plate holders, the hackneys and now these new rural hackneys, there will be major problems with the policing and regulation of it.“A person getting this new hackney licence might be restricted to operating within a five-mile radius of a small village in County Donegal, however, nothing will prevent him or her from going to operate in the nearest town. We know there will be no regulation because there are a very limited number of enforcement officers nationwide.“For a country of this size there is no way it will be possible to enforce regulation in that industry. Existing hackney licence holders should be able to tender with the rural transport companies and the payments can then be arranged with the rural transport companies. Hackney licence holders in rural areas are struggling and barely making a living as things stand,” stated Pringle.  PRINGLE CALLS FOR FURTHER INCLUSION IN RURAL HACKNEY SERVICE was last modified: July 9th, 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:Deputy Thomas Pringlehackneystaxislast_img read more

first_imgIreland’s most famous amateur weatherman has slammed sun-cream manufacturers as he predicted many more hot summer days for Donegal.Michael Gallagher has predicted Ireland’s weather for many years using the signs of plants and animals.But as well as studying natural weather signs, the Glenfin postman is also an expert on natural cures. He has even written a book ‘Cures and Remedies of a Bygone Era’ which has become a best-seller.Michael says he is annoyed that people are splashing out a fortune on fancy sun creams and lotions when the answer is in their back garden.“I have watched a lot of people getting sun burned in the past couple of weeks and it’s a shame.“People years ago never spent a fortune on fancy creams because they couldn’t afford to or didn’t need to. “All they have to do is to plant a number of Aloe Vera plants and they have all the natural sun protection they need.“All they have to do is to run the juice of the plant into them and it’s a great protection from the sun.“Even if they get burned the juices from the plant can be rubbed in and it soothes the skin.“It annoys me when these sun cream companies go on television and advertise how good they are. A lot of the time people are just buying the name,” he said.Despite MIchael’s claims, Aloe Vera does not offer protection from UV rays according to scientists. But the good news according to Michael is that the warm weather is here to stay for the meantime.“I said a few weeks ago that we are going to have a number of long periods of good sunshine over the summer.“It may cool down a little bit but I still think it will be very settled and I think we will still get plenty of more sunshine,” he said.WEATHERMAN MICHAEL’S COOL RECEPTION FOR SUNCREAM COMPANIES! was last modified: July 12th, 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:aloe veraMichael Gallagherpostmansun creamweathermanlast_img read more

first_imgHorrendous conditions this evening in Donegal Town. Pic Gerry McCaffrey/donegaldaily.comGARDAI are tonight warning motorists across County Donegal to drive with extreme caution after a deluge of rain hit many parts of the county earlier today.Roads have been turned into rivers in many areas following a flash flood warning from forecasters.Further showers and heavy spells of rain are set to continue into the night. Our main picture shows rain pouring from the Diamond in Donegal Town towards the Quay.Earlier the downpours sent rainwater cascading down the main road from Glencar in Letterkenny and in Gaoth Dobhair rainwater affected the Gallagher’s supermarket complex.Road conditions in Lifford are also described as dangerous.Met Eireann and the Road Safety Authority of Ireland says the flooding is causing difficulties in many parts of the county. “There are dangerous driving conditions in many areas of Donegal and we would urge motorists only to travel if necessary and if they are travelling to slow down to suit the conditions,” said a Garda spokesman.Driving conditions are extremely dangerous in Donegal Town. Pic Gerry McCaffrey/donegaldaily.comMOTORISTS WARNED AS ROADS TURNED TO RIVERS IN DOWNPOURS was last modified: August 1st, 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:donegal daily weatherMOTORISTS WARNED AS ROADS TURNED TO RIVERS IN DOWNPOURSlast_img read more

first_imgThree student enterprises from Donegal will be representing the county at the 10th Annual Student Enterprise Awards National Final in Dublin’s Croke Park next Wednesday, April 18th.Co-ordinated locally by the Donegal County Enterprise Board, the competition is the largest programme of its kind in the country. 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the first Student Enterprise Awards National Final and since last September, 16,647 budding entrepreneurs from 387 secondary schools across the country have been researching, setting up and running their own enterprises, with help from their teachers and local Enterprise Boards.The three student enterprises representing Donegal on April 18th are: ‘Go Hálainn Candles’ from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana in the Junior Category, ‘Heavenly Scent’, also from Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana in the Intermediate Category, with ‘Collar Me Quick!’ from St. Columba’s College in Stranorlar representing the county in the Senior Category. On the morning of April 18th, more than 300 finalists from all over the country, including the Donegal finalists, will descend upon GAA Headquarters to set-up enterprise exhibition displays before taking part in a series of judging interviews. Adjudicators mark the budding entrepreneurs on key business areas such as innovation, market research, sales, production, marketing, finances and planning.Michael Tunney, CEO of the Donegal County Enterprise Board has praised the local student entrepreneurs, saying: “Our local budding entrepreneurs from Donegal have all successfully researched, set up and managed a business over the last year, learning important business and enterprise skills along the way. Their families, communities, schools and teachers can be very proud of what they have achieved as they take on the role of student enterprise ambassadors for the county at this year’s National Final in Croke Park.”The awards ceremony for the Student Enterprise Awards is also held on April 18th and Senior Category winners will enjoy an educational trip to Italy in September, as part of their prize. Last year’s winner, Tara Haughton, now exports her winning products, the ‘Rosso Solini’ designer-looking soles for high heels, to twenty-two countries including Brazil, the US and Kuwait.The Chair of the Enterprise Education Committee with the County and City Enterprise Boards, Loman O’ Byrne, said: “Since the first Student Enterprise Awards National Final in 2002, the goal of the Student Enterprise Programme has been to create a more supportive culture for entrepreneurship in Irish classrooms. An enterprising culture in second level today will lead to a more enterprising culture in Irish workplaces and boardrooms in the future, where innovation and business planning skills are to the fore.” The Student Enterprise Awards programme is run across three categories by the network of County and City Enterprise Boards.  Junior Category is for first year students; Intermediate Category is for second years and Junior Certificate students and the Senior Category is for transition year, fifth year, Leaving Cert, LCVP and LCA students.  The interactive website for the programme, www.studententerprise.ie, has resources and video tutorials for teachers, students and parents.  Pictures:Go Halainn Candles: Scoil Mhuire Buncrana: Rachel McGonagle, Caoimhe Murphy, Naomh Kenny, Meg O’Doherty, Emer McLaughlin (top)Collar Me Quick, St Columba’s, Stranorlar : Robert Lane (below)Heavenly Scent, Scoil Mhuire Buncrana: Emma Rose Callaghan (bottom)  DONEGAL STUDENTS SET FOR ENTERPRISE AWARDS FINALS AT CROKE PARK was last modified: April 13th, 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:DONEGAL STUDENTS SET FOR ENTERPRISE AWARDS FINALS AT CROKE PARKlast_img read more

first_imgCllr Marie Therese Gallagher has described as unacceptable a further cut to the Roads Budget by 15% for 2013.Speaking after the Glenties Electoral Area Meeting on Monday, Cllr Gallagher said: “Since its peak when the roads budget stood at €16 million we have seen a decrease of over 70% in the budget allocation for roads to just €5m for 2012 for the Glenties Electoral Area.“We have been told today by Donegal County Council that there will be a further 15% cut to the restoration programme for 2013. These cuts by Minister Varadkar are going to impact greatly on the condition of our roads, which are currently disintegrating before our eyes. “This measure does not make economic sense and will cost the Government twice as much into the future, as many roads in our area will have to be rebuilt due to this constant lack of funding. It is a short term gain only and will not provide for a long term roads infrastructure.“In the past we have witnessed the results of poor decision making when roads grants were being allocated. This practice has to stop as it has not strengthened our roads infrastructure.“The Glenties Electoral Area is nearly the same size as all of County Leitrim and with an area this size we have to ensure that roads are prioritised as part of a long-term roads programme whereby the benefits of a restoration grant would be felt for many years, rather than repeatedly tarring short stretches which have to reinstated year after year.“Over four years ago Fianna Fáil introduced their slash and burn policies, and they have been enthusiastically carried forward by the present Government. These Austerity policies do not work.” Cllr Gallagher concluded: “With leaks this week that an increase in motor tax is likely in the upcoming sixth Austerity budget, frustrated road users repeatedly ask where our taxes are being spent, because it is certainly not on improving our roads infrastructure.”  YOUR ROAD TAX WILL GO UP – BUT DONEGAL ROADS BUDGET SLASHED BY 15 PER CENT was last modified: November 14th, 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:DONEGAL ROADS BUDGET SLASHED BY 15 PER CENTYOUR ROAD TAX WILL GO UP – BUT DONEGAL ROADS BUDGET SLASHED BY 15 PER CENTlast_img read more

first_imgHOSPITAL bosses have been given the keys to the new temporary outpatient department at Scally Place in Letterkenny.The rebuild programme at Letterkenny Hospital is underway involving a number of projects being worked on simultaneously, prioritising key patient areas.The Outpatient Department was one of the areas damaged by flood waters and Outpatient clinics were relocated to a number of different temporary locations within the hospital and around the town and county. It was decided to source offsite accommodation for the Outpatient Department (OPD) for a period of two years while the long-term plan for the restoration of the OPD onsite is progressed.Following a detailed and exhaustive evaluation process, a location was selected at Scally Place and work was undertaken to prepare it for clinical use. The building was handed over to the hospital on Monday 02 December.This week a number of clinics will relocate with the intention that by Monday 09 December all outpatient clinics that are currently offsite will run from this new location.Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny Hospital commented, “Our Outpatient Department was seriously affected by the flood waters. “We have been running up to 40 different clinics in temporary locations every week since the end of July and it has been very inconvenient for patients. It has also been inefficient as staff, records, and clinical supplies are required to move from one location to another.“I am delighted that we now have an interim location that will meet the needs of our patients and will make life easier for staff.“We are including address details for the Interim Outpatient Department in the letters we send to patients advising them of their next clinic appointment date and time. I would ask all patients to read their letters carefully and not assume that their next appointment will take place in the location where they had their last appointment.“I must stress that this is an interim arrangement only while the rebuild programme is underway at the hospital and I can confirm that OPD services will return to the hospital in due course.“We have a complex schedule of rebuild works underway at the hospital with our priority focused on the Emergency Department and the Acute Medical Assessment Unit (scheduled completion March 2014), the Pharmacy, Cardiac Investigations and Pulmonary Investigations (scheduled completion February 2014). I will keep you updated on progress on these and other projects at the hospital.” PATIENT INFO:The clinics which will run from the Interim Outpatient Department from Monday 09 December are:MedicalSurgical HaematologyRenalDiabeticENTNeurologyOrthopaedicFracture ClinicsMaxillofacialDermatologySt. Luke’sGeriatricsThe clinics which will continue to be provided from the main hospital include:AntenatalGynaecologyPaediatricsBreast ClinicsOncology‘TEMPORARY’ OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT HANDED OVER TO HOSPITAL BOSSES was last modified: December 3rd, 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)last_img read more

first_imgPhoto 1 caption: The rediscovered rock art panel at Maghernaul, Isle of Doagh with Trawbreaga Bay in the background.If rock is your thing then the Donegal County Museum is the place to be on March 18th.An illustrated presentation on the prehistoric rock art provenance will be given by Carol Dempsey, Heritage Research Assistant, County Donegal Heritage Office, at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. “Rock art is one of the earliest forms of artistic expression and a global phenomenon that has fascinated both scholars and the public alike for centuries” said Carol.In Ireland, rock art sites are considered to be rare monument types found widely dispersed throughout the country.Major concentrations are known in County Kerry, in both the Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas, across County Louth and into County Monaghan, and in northern Donegal (especially the Inishowen peninsula). Surveys conducted by Brain Lacey (1983), Maarten van Hoek (1987-88), Mabel Colhoun (1995) and Blaze O’Connor (2006) have recorded approximately 160 rock art panels in County Donegal with only a small number of scattered panels located outside the Inishowen Peninsula.The rock art, which is between 5,000 and 4,000 years old, is mostly found on schist outcrops and the decoration is usually defined by cup-like features or complex patterns of cups, rings and grooves commonly known as ‘Cup and Ring’ rock art or ‘Atlantic Rock Art’. The illustrated presentation will consider the distribution of rock art panels in Donegal and the classification of the various rock art motifs.The possible meaning behind the Donegal rock art panels and how they relate to the natural landscape will also be discussed as well as their preservation and how best to manage these fascinating carved stones.“The recent rediscovery of rock art at Maghernaul on the Isle of Doagh has reignited people’s interest in the subject” explained Ms. Dempsey who recently graduated from University College Cork with an M.Phil. in Archaeology.“It is important that people know these rock carvings exist and although the rocks are permanent, the rock art itself will not last forever. It is vital the people know how best to care and conserve these rare sites.”Rock art sites are typically found on private land and are protected under the National Monuments Acts (1930 – 2004). Permission from the National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht must be obtained before works are carried out on or near these particular sites. More information relating to the location and protection of our archaeological monuments can be found at www.archaeology.ie.Photo 1 caption: The rediscovered rock art panel at Maghernaul, Isle of Doagh with Trawbreaga Bay in the background. DONEGAL GETS READY TO ‘ROCK’ IT OUT was last modified: March 5th, 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:County Museumdonegalrock artlast_img read more

first_imgThe Lower Main Street in Letterkenny has reopened to traffic and pedestrians following the collapse of a building earlier this morning.The collapsed building at Lower Main Street.Part of Charles Kelly Ltd came tumbling down overnight.Nobody was hurt during the incident. The Lower Main Street was closed of for a time this morning but has since reopened.The area around the building has been closed off and people are asked not to go near the damaged property.Part of the old Charles Kelly building is completely destroyed.Gardai have been in contact with the owners and a full investigation into the incident has been launched.There had been previous concern over unsafe buildings on Main Street as a number of them are very old and decaying.  TRAFFIC REOPENS AS INVESTIGATION IS LAUNCHED INTO LETTERKENNY BUILDING COLLAPSE was last modified: March 7th, 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:BuildingcollapseGardaiLower Main Streetlast_img read more

first_imgBRUCKLESS/DUNKINEELY NOTESINDOOR CARBOOT SALE BRUCKLESSDunkineely Community Ltd will be having an Indoor Car-boot Sale in Bruckless Community Centre on SATURDAY 29TH MARCH, 10AM – 2PM, so if you are interested in holding a stall, cost €10, why not come along on the day or contact the DCL for more info 074 9737052. And for all those bargain hunters out there why not come along and see what you can find!!!!! DUNKINEELY IN BLOOM 2014Dunkineely Community Ltd are hoping to run a Dunkineely in Bloom competition in 2014, to brighten up the town and surrounding areas. We are looking for volunteers!!!!Would you like to be involved, or be part of the organising, any help would be great. Please get in touch with DCL office 0749737052.KNIT AND NATTERA knitting/ crochet/ stitching group will continue Thursday 20th March 10.30am in Dunkineely Stables, where absolute beginners can learn from experienced old hands as everyone brings their own projects or chooses to knit a scarf or crochet a hat or stitch a bag for Team Hope Shoebox Appeal or some other charity. Please contact Vanessa Purdy in the DCL Office for more details on 074 9737052.DUNKINEELY J-CLUBMeets Saturday 22nd March 6.30pm-8pm, in Dunkineely Methodist Hall for all of National School age. Games, videos, Bible stories, craft and fun – all in National School are welcome – Cost €2 per sessionSTABLES YOUTH Meets Saturday 22nd March at 8.00pm. Come play Basketball/Soccer/X-Box or just chill with your friends. All in secondary school are welcome. Cost €2. Dunkineely Methodist Hall & Stables.DCL WALKING GROUPDCL walking group meets Tuesday morning, 25th March at 10am from the DCL office. Whether you would like to wander or speed walk for around an hour, it’s up to you and there will be a cup of tea afterwards…. Contact DCL office for more info on: 074 9737052DCL OFFICE Come into the office weekday mornings and use the internet (20c per half hour) or print documents (20c per page) or borrow books from DCL Library 20c per book. Contact dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com or call 074 9737052.DD LOCAL – DUNKINEELY TO LOOK ‘BLOOMING’ GREAT IN 2014 was last modified: March 14th, 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:BriucklessdonegalDunkineelyNoteslast_img read more

first_imgA mum and dad will say a heartbreaking final goodbye to their only child today after he was killed in a freak traffic accident.The scene near Cockhill Bridge, Buncrana where 13 yr old Callum Dale was tragically killed. (NW Newspix)Callum Dale, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, was killed after he ran out of his home in Buncrana on Thursday evening.The 13 year old’s father Peter and mother Deirdre ran after the boy in a bid to try and get him to return to their home at Straboe, Buncrana. However Callum sat in the road and was struck by an oncoming car at Cockhill Bridge as he dad Peter, 51, tried to persuade him off the road.Peter was also struck by the car and is in a critical condition at Letterkenny General Hospital.His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening however.The boy’s mum Deirdre saw her husband and son being mowed down and was sent into a state of shock. Friends and family of the heartbroken couple have rallied to their aid as Callum is buried today.The young boy, a student at Crana College, will be buried after 2pm mass at St Mary’s Church in Cockhill.Gardai have again appealed to pedestrians who they believe were in the area at the time of the freak accident to come forward.“We know that there were three pedestrians in the area just before the incident and they may have seen something which will be vital to our investigation.“We would ask them and anybody else who was in the area around 10.30pm on Wednesday night to come forward,” said Inspector Eugene McGovern. Meanwhile the woman who struck Callum and his dad is also being treated for shock.Her own sister was killed on the same road more than 20 years ago.Local town councillor Ciaran McLaughlin praised the quick actions of the emergency services.“They were on the scene within minutes and were so professional. There was simply nothing they could do. “Our thoughts and prayers are now with Callum’s family,” he said.TRAGIC CALLUM TO BE BURIED TODAY AS GARDAI APPEAL FOR WITNESSES was last modified: March 16th, 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:buncranaCallum Dalecrashdonegalfunerallast_img read more

first_imgA RUSSIAN sailor has been questioned today for allegedly having illegal cigarettes in Killybegs.The 41-year-old was detained for a time after Customs officials found 6,200 cigarettes on board a vessel which arrived in port from St Petersburg.The ship was ‘placed under arrest’ for a time, later being released after a fine of €5,500 was paid.  RUSSIAN QUIZZED OVER CONTRABAND CIGARETTES IN KILLYBEGS was last modified: April 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)last_img read more

first_imgThe Donegal Rás team are continuing to perform well on day three of the An Post Rás around Ireland. The team are currently embarking on the gruelling 154 km trek from Lisdoonvarna to Charleville.The team were dealt a blow on day-one of the eight-day event when rider Mark McClure had to pull out of the tour due to illness. Despite that setback the team have performed admirably in his absence, and Ronan McLaughlin took the prize of first county rider over the line on the first day.Earlier this week, all tracks led to the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Sunday as the Donegal Rás team cycled into Buncrana. They were in town to announce the Inishowen Gateway Hotel as the team’s official sponsor for 2014.With the Giro D’italia now finished up, attentions have focused on the An Post Rás, the annual, eight-day, stage race around Ireland on which the Donegal team are on day-three of. The race is Ireland’s number one cycling event,and the epic race began in 1953 and has been held every year since.It is one of Ireland’s top sporting events bringing world class sporting action and a significant economic boost to towns and villages nationwide.The Rás has a worldwide reputation of being a gruelling challenge in the elite, international calendar.The open racing style allows amateur county and club riders to pit themselves against domestic and international professionals. Hoping to win big at this year’s Rás will be the all new Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel, made up of 5 talented Donegal cyclists – former Irish Hill climb Champion Ronan Mc Laughlin, former Donegal Time Trial Champion Conor Mc Ilwaine, reigning Donegal Time Trial Champion Rory Devlin, Donegal Veterans Champion Damian Lagan. First time national competitor Mark McClure pulled out on day-one due to illness.The team are managed by Chris McElhinney.Rena Doherty from the Inishowen Gateway told Donegal Daily, “We are delighted to be sponsoring Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel and we would like to wish the team the best of luck and hopefully victory will be brought back to Donegal. The team will be joined by the Gateway Girls, Aine Gleeson and Shareen Doherty,who will Tweet and Facebook live from the road to provide realtime information from the race to keep Donegal supporters up to date with the efforts of Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel, the official Donegal team. To stay connected with the team, the Inishowen Gateway Hotel invite you to like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.These pages will feature competitions and provide followers the chance of win exclusive race merchandise.This year’s Rás covers 1260 kilometres over eight stages with 36 categorised climbs, beginning in Dunboyne, Co. Meath with stage finishes in Roscommon, Lisdoonvarna, Charleville, Cahirciveen, Clonakilty, Carrick on Suir, Baltinglass and finally Skerries.Can Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel win big at this year’s An Post Rás? It’s looking positive if the team motto is anything to go by – “AYE WE CAN”!!DAY THREE- DONEGAL RÁS TEAM EN-ROUTE FROM LISDOONVARNA TO CHARLEVILLE was last modified: May 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:An Post RásCycliny eventdonegalFeaturesIrelandnewsSportlast_img read more

first_imgIn 1963 the Co. Donegal Association of Parents and Friends with Intellectual Disabilities, originally known as Parents and Friends of the Mentally Handicapped was established.Fifty years ago training, education and care for those in Donegal with special needs were totally neglected by the Health and Education Services locally.These services were available but only in distant locations such as Sligo, Galway, Dublin etc. The Association was established in co-operation with the then North West Health Board (now the HSE) and over the years special schools, training centres, residential centres, respite centres and areas of special needs were established in the County.In addition of psychiatric, psychological, therapeutic, speech and language, medical and many other services that has been provided in the County for those in need.Progress in the last 50 years has been such that Donegal is now one of the forerunners in Ireland in providing the necessary care for people with special needs.In more recent years, The Donegal Housing Association has been established which is an offshoot of the Association. The D.H.A in conjunction with the HSE, the Department of the Environment and the Donegal County Council are providing magnificent facilities in various locations throughout the County. None of these services or amenities would have come about without the necessary finance being made available to the Association.So much of this money was provided by the people of the County through their generous donations at our church gate collections, dances, sales of goods and functions of all descriptions, not least through gifts and legacies.This hard work and dedication of collectors and organisers of these fundraising events has to be acknowledged, but could never adequately be appreciated.The Association has gone from strength to strength over the 50 years.New members or interested groups are very welcome. A function to celebrate the founding will he held soon. DONEGAL NOW A FORERUNNER IN DEALING WITH PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DIFFICULTIES – SPECIAL REPORT was last modified: June 8th, 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:donegalINTELLECTUAL DIFFICULTIESlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal have won their first Ulster Minor Football Championship in eight years after a convincing win over Armagh in this afternoon’s final in Clones.A goal from John Campbell saw Declan Bonner’s young side hold a comfortable 1-09 to 0-02 lead at half time.A composed performance in the second period, capped by a last minute goal, ensured the title was making its way back to Donegal for the first time since 2006. So, that is the first half of what we hope is a memorable double –  Jim McGuinness’s boys take on Monaghan in the senior final at 4.00pm.Come on, Donegal!!!ULSTER MINOR TITLE BACK IN DONEGAL AFTER EIGHT YEAR ABSENCE was last modified: July 20th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:ChampionsdonegalfinalFootballMinorlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal are back in Croke Park for an All-Ireland quarter-final on Saturday the 9th of August. Michael Murphy will lead Donegal out at Croke Park on Saturday the 9th of August.All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals that day will be:Donegal v Round 4B Winner, Croke Park, 4pm** (Sky Sports) Dublin v Round 4B Winner, Croke Park, 6pm** (Sky Sports)**Donegal cannot meet Monaghan again at this stage and Dublin cannot meet Meath. If neither win, there will be a draw to determine which of the Rd 4B winners (Armagh, Kildare) play which of the provincial champions.Some fans will be disappointed regarding the timing of the fixture, and that the game will only be screened on Sky Sports.In the Electric Ireland All-Ireland MFC quarter-final Donegal  will play Roscommon, Markievicz Park, 3pm on Saturday August 2. Donegal landed their third Ulster title in four years when they defeated Monaghan at Clones yesterday afternoon.They’re hotly tipped to advance past the challenge of either Armagh and Meath and set up a blockbuster of a semi-final with Dublin.That clash is a mouthwatering prospect, but Jim McGuinness will not be drawn on the potential match-up and will focus all his attentions on the quarter-final.The county is in a state of euphoria after winning the Ulster title and with the minors claiming the title also it was an historic day for Donegal.People are starting to believe Donegal could go all the way again this year and repeat their heroics of 2012. We could be in for a long summer yet folks.Tir Chonaill Abú!!DONEGAL BACK IN CROKER AS PART OF ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL DOUBLE HEADER was last modified: July 21st, 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:all-ireland quarter finalCroke ParkdonegalDouble-headerHome-page Sportnewslast_img read more

first_imgA woman has been taken to hospital after she was knocked down in West Donegal this morning.The woman was taken to hospital.The accident occurred at the Glen Road in Annagry just after 11am.She was struck by a car and was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital. The woman’s injuries are not life-threatening.The road has ben closed for a forensic examination of the scene. WOMAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER BEING KNOCKED DOWN was last modified: October 7th, 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:accidentAnnagrydonegalHOPSITALwomanlast_img read more

first_imgPALMDALE – Valencia-based Delta Scientific said it has sold more than 1,000 of its DSC501 counterterrorist barriers since 2001. The DSC501 was designed for the U.S. Navy and has also been selected for use at U.S. embassies. “We sold the first DSC501 on Feb. 28, 2001, and installed it at Washington Navy Yard,” Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson said. “Our most recent installation is at a U.S. Air Force base in the Southwestern United States. The DSC501 will ultimately be used at every U.S. Air Force base in the world.” One of 30 kinds of Delta vehicle barriers, the DSC501 barricade is designed to stop and destroy a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling 50 mph and to survive the impact. It is set in a foundation only 18 inches deep. Delta has supplied counterterrorism barricade systems to over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations. In the United States, Delta barriers are installed at more than 110 federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI offices. More than 85 percent of U.S. nuclear power plants have Delta vehicle barricades. Delta Scientific systems are also at the U.S. Capitol, along Broadway sidewalks in New York City, and at European castles. Delta Scientific has its corporate headquarters in Valencia. Its manufacturing plant is in Palmdale. Delta also makes parking-control equipment and guard booths. 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!last_img read more

first_imgTOLEDO, Ohio – A coin dealer and major GOP donor at the center of a scandal in Ohio state government was charged Thursday with illegally funneling $45,400 in contributions to President George W. Bush’s re-election bid. Tom Noe was accused in a federal indictment of giving money directly or indirectly to 24 friends and associates, who then made the campaign contributions in their own names. In that way, he skirted the $2,000 limit on individual contributions, prosecutors said. “It’s one of the most blatant and excessive finance schemes we have encountered,” said Noel Hillman, section chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s public integrity section. Calls to the White House and Noe’s attorneys were not immediately returned. Prosecutors said the Bush campaign has cooperated with their investigation. Noe also is under investigation over an ill-fated $50 million investment in rare coins he managed for the state workers’ compensation fund. Noe has acknowledged that up to $13 million is missing, and Ohio’s attorney general has accused him of stealing as much as $6 million. No charges have been filed in that case, though state officials say they plan to do so. Prosecutors would not reveal the names of the people to whom Noe gave money to contribute or say if any of them would be charged. The indictment said Noe and those who gave his money to Bush had conspired together to violate the contribution limits. Two people who received just over $20,000 from Noe recruited others who then gave money in their own names, the indictment said. The coin dealer personally contributed more than $105,000 to Republicans, including Bush and Gov. Bob Taft, during the last campaign. An investigation into Noe’s coin investments led to ethics charges against Taft for failing to report golf outings and other gifts. The governor pleaded no contest in August and was fined $4,000. U.S. Attorney Gregory White said prosecutors were negotiating Noe’s surrender with his lawyer. Noe’s attorney, Bill Wilkinson, said in a statement that Noe’s surrender was complicated by the fact that Noe was in South Florida and that many courthouses there were still closed because of Hurricane Wilma. If convicted, Noe faces up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $950,000. 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!last_img read more

first_imgFor nine days, Rocky and Jonathan Perkett heard a lone black bear cub wail from its hiding spot in a Coos County, Ore., logging site. They could drop a tree on it or rescue it. They chose the latter, and for two years the bear was like family. But when the authorities got wind of it, there was trouble a-bruin. The father and son named her Windfall and raised it for two years. They shared pizza and soda with the bear and gave her free rein of their home in the woods outside Coos Bay. The bear slept in Jonathan Perkett’s bed, took showers and even had her hair blow-dried, Rocky Perkett said. “We’re not lying about it,” said Rocky Perkett, 54. “We lived with her. We loved her. We treated her like a daughter.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But that’s illegal in Oregon, and last week police raided their home and took Windfall. The men face possible charges for holding the bear without permits and in an unlicensed facility. “The law says you can’t hold wild animals in any way,” said Wildlife Administrator Ron Anglin of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Perketts maintain that Windfall never was “held” or locked in a cage. They simply opened their house to her, Rocky Perkett said. She could come and go at will, and even learned to work the doorknobs, he said. “Is there a law against a bear running around in your yard?” Perkett said. The Perketts plan to hire an attorney and hope a glitch in the Oregon State Police’s search warrant will get the case tossed out – and, in the best of cases, get Windfall returned to them. “Everything they done here was unlegal,” Rocky Perkett said. “Since it’s all unlegal, I hope they will bring her back.” No citations have been issued but holding a bear without a permit is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $6,350 fine. Meanwhile, the bear has been shipped to a California Department of Fish and Game holding facility, where it will remain until the case is concluded. The bear’s likely future is at a zoo or a permanent holding facility, Anglin said. The bear likes people too much to be released into the wild, he said. Perkett acknowledged there’s little chance of getting Windfall back. But he hopes good intentions and lack of understanding of the law will discourage prosecution. “We’re hicks. We’re mountain men,” Perkett said. “We took her because she was dying and we loved her. The only thing we did wrong was love one another.” Wildlife biologist Stuart Love, who helped tranquilize and seize the bear, said he doesn’t doubt it. He said people’s attachment to wild animals makes such seizures “the worst part of my job.” “You could see the hurt in those guys’ eyes when we took it,” Love said. “But there’s no way we could leave that bear with them. It could end up killing someone.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! November may have brought a chill to the housing market. That doesn’t mean that potential buyers will catch much of a break, though, since prices and interest rates are heading in opposite directions. But retreating to the sidelines might not be a sound strategy, either. A variety of forecasts indicate that sales will set a record this year in Los Angeles County and all of California, then dip slightly in 2006. Prices peaked in the summer in most areas – the San Fernando Valley’s $600,000 record median single family price came in July. It’s fallen every month since, though not by huge amounts. This isn’t unusual, either. Last year’s record was $505,000 in June, then the median price, the point at which half the units cost more and half less, remained under that point until January, when it hit $521,000. Then that record fell every month from March through July. So at this point, it’s tough to differentiate between a seasonal and fundamental change. “But there is evidence the market is slowing down a little bit,” said analyst Nima Nattagh, who consults for the home loan industry. Deals are taking longer to strike, sellers are not being as outrageous as in months past in setting the price, and inventory is creeping up, albeit from extremely low levels. That pattern has been in place for a couple of months. Interest rates might cancel out these positives. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported Thursday in its weekly survey that benchmark 30-year rate hit its highest level in 16 months. That rate was up an annual 10.8 percent, the 15-year fixed was up 15.2 percent and the one year adjustable was up 27.2 percent. The weekly Mortgage Bankers Association report showed a similar result. Long and short term rates are getting closer to each other and that means the latter might not be much of a bargain. Chris Bates, research analyst at Novato-based RealFacts, which tracks the apartment market, said that rents in the Los Angeles area have only increased about 6.3 percent from a year ago at the end of the third quarter. Housing prices have been jumping by three and four times that. “Renting, for the past four years or so has been a bargain and we don’t see anything to suggest that’s going to change,” he said. Certified financial planner Simon Singer, owner of the Adviser Consulting Group in Encino, believe there is a lot more room for rates to go up than down. Buying a house to live in and holding onto it for a few years is probably a better move that counting on making a quick profit, despite how much residential real estate has appreciated in the recent past. He offers this caveat, too. “Trying to time the market in anything is a mistake. There have been far more fortunes lost than won in trying to time markets.” Calabasas-based Countrywide Financial Corp., which is a sponsor of the Target World Challenge, Tiger Wood’s annual cash fest in Thousand Oaks, added a different racket to its portfolio. The company has agreed to be title sponsor of the men’s professional tennis event at the Los Angeles Tennis Center-UCLA through 2008. It will be called the Countrywide Classic and be played July 24-30. Terms were not disclosed. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.comlast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – Couch potatoes rule. Americans are spending more time watching television and surfing the Internet, and less time reading books, newspapers and magazines, according to a report being released today. They also appear to be spending less time outside, unless they are watching others sweat. Participation in almost every recreational sport, from golf and tennis to bowling and snow skiing, was down in 2004, even as attendance at professional sporting events continued to climb. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Those and many other facts were included in this year’s Statistical Abstract, a 1,023-page book of numbers quantifying just about every aspect of American life. The Census Bureau assembles the statistics from a myriad of government and private sources, so researchers, academics and businesses can find them in one place. Some sports sociologists argue that America is becoming a nation of spectators. Norman Chad thinks we already are. “We all have televisions. They are relatively inexpensive,” said Chad, who writes a syndicated sports column called “Couch Slouch” about the sports he watches on TV. “We all have microwave ovens. Why do we need to go out?” Chad, who also does color commentary for the World Series of Poker on ESPN, thinks outdoor sports are overrated. “Ski? You know how long it takes to get to a mountain?” asked Chad. “You want to drive two hours to break your leg?” Skiing, tennis and other recreational activities enjoyed increased popularity until 2004, when participation slipped. Andrew Yiannakis, a sports sociologist at the University of Connecticut, said there are several potential reasons for the decline. “During times of security and abundance, people feel more inclined to spend money and enjoy themselves,” said Yiannakis, who teaches a course called “Defining Leisure: A Sociological Perspective.” “During times of, say, political unrest, insecurity, economic downturns, people feel insecure, and their mood shifts into a negative state,” Yiannakis said. “People don’t feel as good, so they shrink away from spending money and engaging in activities.” Yiannakis also said children are taught, intentionally or not, that they shouldn’t play sports if they are not good at them. It happens when kids get cut from sports teams, or when coaches bench them for poor play. “It is an elitist system that encourages the best to play and in a sense teaches the rest to be fans and spectators,” Yiannakis said. Among professional sports, baseball is still the national pastime when it comes to attendance, in part because there are 162 games in the regular season. Nearly 75 million people attended Major League Baseball games in 2004, compared with 23 million who went to National Basketball Association games and 22 million people who attended National Football League games. The National Hockey League’s 2004-05 season was canceled because of a labor dispute. Among those who play, exercise walking was the number-one sports activity, followed by camping and exercising with equipment. The No. 1 leisure activity was dining out, followed by entertaining friends and family at home and reading books. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe Jewish holiday of Hanukkah lasts for eight days. Why? As explained in the Book of Maccabees, the Syrian- Greeks under the leadership of Antiochus conquered Jerusalem in 168 BCE. They destroyed most of the city and its inhabitants. They also desecrated the Temple, Judaism’s holiest site, by erecting statues of pagan gods within it and butchering pigs on its altar. Three years later, Judah Maccabee organized a revolt by Jewish rebels. The Maccabees, as they came to be known, defeated the Syrian-Greeks and entered Jerusalem in triumph. They removed the idols from the Temple, cleaned it and rededicated it. The First Book of Maccabees reports what happened next: “For eight days, they celebrated the dedication of the altar, joyfully offering burnt offerings, communion and thanksgiving sacrifices.” Hanukkah literally means “dedication.” Lighting the great menorah would signify the Temple had been cleansed and rededicated. This required oil that had been consecrated to that purpose. A thorough search of the Temple grounds discovered enough oil to last only one day. Acquiring more would take a week. Rather than wait, the religious authorities decided to light the oil they had and trust in – “dedicate” themselves to – God’s power to work miracles. The one-day measure of consecrated oil continued burning for the entire eight days. This is the miracle we celebrate. There are two kinds of menorahs. The one in the Temple had six branches. During Hanukkah, we use a special one called a Chanukkiah. It has eight branches to hold a separate candle for each day of the celebration. There is a ninth candle, always at a different level than the others, called the Shamash (helper) that we use to light the others. The last question we ask ourselves and our children before we light the candles is, “In what way did you bring light into the world today? In what way is the world a better place today because you are in it?” It is then, and only then, that we light the candles in joyous celebration that we have truly answered God’s call. We wish you a happy Hanukkah, a merry Christmas and a new year filled with many occasions to celebrate. — Rabbi Gary Greenebaum is western regional director of the American Jewish Committee. Rabbi John Borak is the AJC’s director of interreligious affairs.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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Jewish law requires all eight of the holiday candles to stand at the same level. In this way, we show no favoritism for any of the individual days. It reminds us that Judaism calls us to be fair and equitable in all our relationships. We light one candle on the first night of Hanukkah, two candles on the second, and so on. Our responsibility as Jews is always to increase – never to decrease – the amount of light in the world. The procedure: Adding from the right, lighting from the left. Hebrew, which is read from right to left, reminds us how to place the candles. On the first night, we place one candle in the far-right-hand branch of the Chanukkiah. On the next, we replace the candle(s) from the night before and add one immediately to its left. Although we add the candles from right to left, we light them from left to right. Why? To teach equality and consideration for others by giving each candle the opportunity to be the first one lit. We recommend that every Jewish family discuss the history and meanings of Hanukkah. It teaches the values of religious freedom, consideration for others, equality of opportunity, the power of miracles and the need for human beings to perform acts of goodness.last_img read more

first_img The way the district is implementing its diversity initiatives ranks high with Mark Weiss, chairman of the district advisory committee, who will attend the meetings. Weiss said diversity consciousness is increasing inside classrooms and in the community, where it’s also much needed. “We’re small, but we’re continuing to grow and we need to be able to show respect for each other,” Weiss said. At the same time, Weiss said the district should expand its education for students to include more technical training for those who don’t plan on attending universities upon graduation. Tyler Johnstone agrees. The UCLA student served as the student school board member last year for the district and will also attend these meetings to bring up that point. He said the district should review the classes offered and needs to re-emphasize its school-to-career program. “The district is going on a different path right now, and I think that path needs to be re-evaluated,” Johnstone said. Johnstone said that although the district has adjusted to an explosion in enrollment that happened about 10 years ago, growth should remain on the radar. That way, the district will always be prepared for it. Meetings will be held at 10 a.m., 3:30 and 7 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the West Ranch High School library; Jan. 18 at Placerita Junior High; and Jan. 19 at Sierra Vista Junior High.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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The district will play host to a series of strategic planning meetings in January that will help shape its direction for the next five years, and it is looking for input from those inside and outside the school community. Everything from curriculum to community relations will be discussed. The district wants to know what it’s doing well, what could be better and what should be the focus for the next five years, said Pat Willett, district spokeswoman. Consultants will review information from the 90-minute meetings and will break it down into main topics that the district and school board will focus on. “It’s a road map, so you know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there,” Willett said. Willett said input from business leaders, elected officials and people who don’t have students in the district are especially wanted at these meetings, since the district’s graduates eventually become members of the working world and the community. SANTA CLARITA – David Trepp became involved with his son’s education so there wouldn’t be any surprises when report cards came home. The Canyon Country man wanted open communication with teachers and to know what his son was learning in school each day. Now he’s in the know. And now he hopes other parents will get involved in the same way, something he’ll recommend next month during open strategic plan meetings where parents, students and community members with ideas about the future of the William S. Hart Union High School District are invited to speak out. “All along I’ve been told that the more involved a parent is with their kid’s education the more educated that kid will be,” Trepp said.last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GREEN RIVER, Wyo. – A quote in a fake news release that was intended as an April Fool’s joke ended up in a front-page story in the Los Angeles Times. The story in Tuesday’s editions of the Times noted how successful the reintroduction of wolves had been 10 years ago, but said the predators remain controversial. “In Wyoming, for example, Gov. Dave Freudenthal last April decreed that the Endangered Species Act is no longer in force and that the state ‘now considers the wolf as a federal dog,’ unworthy of protection,” the story read. The Times printed a correction Wednesday, acknowledging that the news release was a hoax. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “The reporter saw it on the Internet and had talked with the governor in the past, so she was familiar enough with the way he talks and writes that she thought it sounded authentic, and she didn’t check, which she should have,” Times Deputy Metro Editor David Lauter told the Casper Star Tribune. “We hate when this kind of thing happens, and we correct it as quickly as we can,” Lauter said. The fake press release was put together by Maury Jones, an outfitter in the community of Afton, as a joke for April Fool’s Day. “I never thought I’d get this kind of reaction,” he said. “But it’s got some legs.” last_img read more

first_imgSophomore midfielder David Ray-Campoy scored the lone goal of the season for the Roos. The Barcelona, Spain, native scored two goals in the 2018 campaign. Live Stream Live stats and a live stream are available for Saturday’s match against Kansas City, and links can be found on www.godrakebulldogs.com. The Roos are 0-2 on the season after losing 14 players from their 2018 squad that finished 5-12. Kansas City was picked to finish 10th in the preseason Western Athletic Conference coaches’ poll. The Bulldogs are looking to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat at DePaul in their last match. Drake fired more shots than the Blue Demons (9-7) but were unable to find the back of the net.”We are building well and creating chances but need to be more clinical in front of goal,” Smith said. “From a defending perspective, we know there are some areas for improvement, especially in our defensive third, and we are eager to correct those going into this weekend’s game.” Story Linkscenter_img Scouting Kansas City DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team hosts its lone match of the week against Kansas City at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Tiger Field. Tiger Field is located at Valley High School (3650 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines). Please note the difference between Tiger Field and Valley Stadium.Drake leads the all-time series with a record of 23-6-2 against the Roos, and won the last meeting in 2018, 3-0.”We are looking forward to the game against Kansas City as it will present some different challenges from our last two games,” Drake head coach Gareth Smith said. “We need to develop a greater level of consistency as we performed exceptionally well against UNLV but didn’t have the same level of performance against DePaul. With three of our back line new to our defensive line, we are still working to develop those relationships and consistency.” 2018-19 Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year Roderick Orellana, a midfielder from Des Moines, suits up for the Roos. Print Friendly Version Live Stats last_img read more

first_imgDonegal cyclist Philip Deignan has pulled off the deal of a lifetime after signing a deal with the famous Team Sky racing outfit.The Letterkenny man is expected to join some of the world’s top cyclists including Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome next season.Deignan, who turns 30 on Saturday, has ben rewarded for many years of hard work in the saddle. Philip will team up with some of the most talented riders in the world in the world’s biggest team — one that has claimed the last two Tours de France.Deignan has long been earmarked as one of the most talented riders in Ireland but never quite found the team to prove himself on.Now he is to be given the perfect opportunity to do just that with a team that will back him al the way.A prolific mountain climber, this season could now see Deignan fulfill his dream and stand beside the greats of Irish cycling including Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.  CYCLIST DEIGNAN PULLS OFF DREAM DEAL AS HE JOINS TEAM SKY was last modified: September 5th, 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:CYCLISTletterkennyPhilip DeignanTeam Skylast_img read more

first_imgDD NEWS: SADISTIC thieves battered and taunted an elderly Donegal farmer in his home before stealing his shotgun and a small sum of cash.The sickening incident – described by neighbours as ‘evil’ – left the victim badly shaken.But the man, who is 76, is so fiercely independent he didn’t bother calling Gardaí to report the incident. Instead a friend calling to check on him a day later raised the alarm after seeing the serious injuries suffered by the victim.Friends say the pensioner was battered and beaten and taunted by at least four men late on Thursday night.“They dragged him out of his home, beat him and then went through his home before leaving with tools, a shotgun and some money,” said one friend.The thieves spent several minutes in his home just outside Falcarragh looking for the valuables and cash. “It means there is some lunatic out there now with a gun. That has left everyone frightened,” said one neighbour.The friend who found the farmer called Gardaí on Friday evening, 24 hours after the incident.It’s understood Gardaí have launched a major investigation into the attack and spent yesterday taking a statement from the victim.They have also carried out follow-up inquiries.Another local man told us: “We need more guards here; more guards out searching for this gang. “It’s a disgrace what has happened to an absolutely innocent gentleman.”SADISTIC THIEVES BATTER ELDERLY FARMER IN SICKENING ATTACK AT HIS HOME was last modified: September 22nd, 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:burglarsburglaryFalcarraghGardaishotgun theftthieveslast_img read more

first_imgThe Board of Finn Harps have confirmed that Joey O’Leary has stepped down from his position as chairman with immediate effect.Joey O’LearyThe club will appoint an interim chairman ahead of the AGM which will take place early in 2014 following delivery of this year’s annual accounts.As mentioned in his statement below Joey will assist the club in achieving a first division license for 2014 season. Everyone at Finn Harps would like to express their gratitude to Joey for his hard work and dedication to the club over the last four years and would like to wish him and his family well in the future.Full statement from Joey O’Leary:Statement of Resignation as Chairman of Finn Harps Co Operative Society LtdI wish to confirm that I have notified the Board of Directors of Finn Harps Co Operative Society Limited of my resignation as Chairman which will take place with immediate effect. I have been honoured to serve the club as Chairman from my election in November 2009 and I now feel that it is time for the club to move in a new direction.In the past four years, with the help and dedication from the Board of Directors and many volunteers at Finn Harps we have steadied the financial state of the club returning profits in 2010 & 2012, while recording a small loss in 2011. The current season accounts will be delivered at the end of January in line with the club financial year end being the 30th November 2013.I would like to thank past and present members of the Board of Directors and all the Clubs volunteers who have assisted and helped me and the club in my role over the past four years.I have been fortunate to have made many friends particularly in the various fundraising events, including Strictly Come Dancing & White Collar Boxing which were held to help maintain senior football in Donegal.I will assist the new board of directors with the 2014 Club Licensing Application and ensure the club achieves its licence for the 2014 season. I would like to thank the past management teams and playing staff, who have been excellent to work with over the years and I wish the club every success going forward.HARPS CHAIRMAN O’LEARY RESIGNS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT was last modified: November 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:finn harpsJoey O’LearyResignslast_img read more

first_imgTHERE is great sadness in Co Donegal today after the family of GAA legend Jim ‘The Natch’ Gallagher announced that he has died.Mr Gallagher, who was 84, passed away earlier today at Sligo General Hospital.He lost his wife Eithne, in a tragic road accident at Cliffoney, Co. Sligo, in June 2012. Mr Gallagher, from Coolcholly, Ballyshannon, played for both Ulster and Donegal.He played on the Donegal senior team in the 1940s and 50s,starting at the age of 16 and captaining the county when they playedat Croke Park in the early 50s.He also captained Donegal when they won their first major trophy,the Dr Lagan Cup in 1952, and he represented Ulster in the Railway Cup.Nicknamed “The Natch”, he was a member of the Aodh Ruadh Club and played most of his games at centre-half-back. He is survived by a daughter, three sons and grandchildren.Funeral arrangements will be announced later. SADNESS AT DEATH OF DONEGAL GAA LEGEND JIM ‘THE NATCH’ GALLAGHER was last modified: November 30th, 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:deathJim GallagherThe Natchlast_img read more

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A dawn storm surge warning has been issued for Donegal.High tides just before 7am could swell by up to three metres, causing flooding and damage in coastal areas.The centre of a Low Pressure system will hit Donegal Bay in the early hours. AA Ireland and Gardai have also issued a warning to motorists with wind speeds of 130km/hr expected.Areas of Waterford and Cork were flooded on Thursday night and sandbag defences put in place in Belfast.Met Eireann says Donegal will get pounded in the early hours of the morning through until after dawn. It will be lunchtime before winds ease.A flood warning alert has been issued for communities along the west and north coasts of Donegal. The Status Orange weather alert will remain in place until 2pm.“Motorists should take extra care overnight and into Friday,” said a Garda spokesman.“Driving conditions will be poor due to heavy rainfall and the possibility of trees being blown across roads.” STORM SURGE WARNING ISSUED FOR DONEGAL was last modified: January 3rd, 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 daily weathergustsstormsurgeWarningwindlast_img read more

first_imgBuncrana Town Councillor Ciaran Mc Laughlin has praised local Gardai following the arrests of two men suspected of carrying out burglaries in the town.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinDonegal Daily revealed how a number of houses and cars were broken into last night in the Cloncool Park area.Cllr McLaughlin said the Gardai responded as quickly as possible resulting in the arrests. He said he had spoken to some of the victims who said they were relieved the raiders had been caught.“I spoke to one family who woke up and went downstairs to find their house ransacked. They were in shock and felt violated by the break in but they also were relieved that they didn’t waken and confront the burglars.“They rang the Gardai and they were there in minutes.“The Buncrana Gardai deserve high praise today as they were on the scene very quickly and made two arrests in the space of a few hours. “People will sleep better at night knowing the Gardai are on top of things,” he said. PEOPLE WILL SLEEP BETTER TONIGHT FOLLOWING BUNCRANA ARRESTS SAYS COUNCILLOR was last modified: February 15th, 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:buncranaburglariesCllr Ciaran McLaughlinlast_img read more

first_imgColm McFadden in action at O’Donnell Park: Picture by BrianMcDaid/Cristeph GalleryIT may be Division Two football Donegal are playing this year, but it’s very good football – and manager Jim McGuinness is very happy after three wins on the bounce.Taking on Ulster Champions Monaghan, even at home at O’Donnell Park, was never going to be easy.But Donegal coped with everything the Farney men threw at them. And that was very pleasing for McGuinness.“From our own point of view it’s good to get up and running at home,” he said.“We had two good away matches where the performance levels were of similar quality to today. So that’s three good performances back-to-back for us now.“We played nice expansive football at times against Monaghan, with some really good support play. Overall the attitude was excellent and we now have six points on the board.” The Glenties man says expanding his squad and mixing youth with experience is helping the side reap rich rewards.“Every team in the country is on a mission in terms of goals and objectives for the season. We’re no different,” he said.“We’re a team that’s benefiting from having a lot of senior players who are still central to the team. We have them back in the fold and the added advantage of having new guys like Odhran MacNiallais and Darach O’Connor coming in is a boost.“Dermot Molloy’s form has been really good. Patrick (McBrearty) after his injuries is getting 20 minutes in matches and he’s making an impact every day he’s comes on.“Our overall objective is try and get the lads who had the major injuries last year up to the level required by the end of the League, while also giving youth an opportunity to play in the team. “Those two things have been going quite well in the three games and that’s good.”SO FAR, SO GOOD – McGUINNESS HAPPY WITH LEAGUE PROGRESS was last modified: March 2nd, 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:donegalGAAJim McGuinnessMonaghanNational Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgMinister Varadkar officially opening the Coast Guard station in Killybegs yesterday. Now Malin Head is to get a massive IT upgradeDD Exclusive: The future of Malin Head Coast Guard station is guaranteed after a promise from Minister Leo Varadkar that it will share in a €1M upgrade of its IT systems, Donegal Daily can reveal.More than €330,000 of new technology is on its way to the station in the next few months, with the rest of the money being spent upgrading both Dublin HQ and Valencia Island Coast Guard station.Irish Coast Guard Director Chris Reynolds shocked an audience in Killybegs yesterday where their new state-of-the art Coast Guard station was opened. “I am delighted to have this opportunity to tell you all that a new €1M upgrade of our IT systems will be announced shortly and Malin Head will share in that,” he said.Afterwards Donegal TD Joe McHugh said the official announcement, which will be made in a few weeks, was proof Malin Head is now safe from cuts.“The fact is that Minister Varadkar came to Malin Head Coast Guard station himself to see the work done there and he guaranteed its future afterwards,” said Deputy McHugh last night.“Unfortunately there were unfounded rumours since that the station was still under threat and that just wasn’t true but those claims took on a life of their own and this €330,000 spend on new technology at Malin Head will puts those rumours to bed once and for all. “It is a testament to the fantastic work done 24 hours every day and 365 days of each year by the dedicated staff at Malin Head who are heroes, not just to people around Ireland every day, but to seafarers around the world.”Minister Varadkar said he was “delighted” that Malin Head will get a one third share in the new technology upgrade, adding: “We are working all the time to upgrade our Coast Guard services with the aim of opening a new station every year.“The IT upgrade is also part of our commitment to the service.” €1M PROMISE GUARANTEES FUTURE OF MALIN HEAD COAST GUARD STATION was last modified: March 29th, 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:coast guardIT upgradeKillybegsMalin Headlast_img read more

first_imgMojo after their amazing performance at Limerick Indie Week.They came, they played and they blew Limerick away!We all know what Donegal rockers Mojo GoGo are capable of.But now so too do the southern half of Ireland after the band won the Limerick Independent Music Committee’s Top Indie Band award which was arranged as part of Limerick’s City of Culture celebrations. The lads put in some amazing performances and quite rightly came out on top.And their prize?As well as building up a new legion of fans, the guys will be heading to Canada.They will be a headliner of 250 bands at INDIE WEEK CANADA between October 15-19, 2014. This is a terrific achievement for the lads – Niki Pollock from Dungloe, Paul Rodgers from Burtonport, Jordan Carty from Donegal Town and Keelin Gallagher from Killybegs.In the meantime the lads are off to Germany this week, headlining at a festival.Tickets will be on sale in May for AranMojo, this is the 3rd year for this festival which is held on Arranmore Island 16th & 17th of August, with an amazing lineup of bands again this year. MOJO GOGO GOING TO CANADA AFTER WINNING INDIE BAND COMPETITION was last modified: April 28th, 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:CanadadonegalLImerick Indie WeekMOJO GOGOlast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL International Rally Champions Declan and Brian Boyle got a wonderful welcome home to Lettermacaward tonight.The cousins led throughout last weekend to bring their Subaru Impreza into Letterkenny the worthy winners of the three-day event, the first all local crew to take victory since 1983.  PICTURE SPECIAL: HEROES’ WELCOME HOME TO LEITIR FOR RALLY CHAMPS was last modified: June 28th, 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:Brian BoyleDeclan Boyledonegal rallyLettermacawardlast_img read more

first_imgJack Cooney pictured with former Westmeath manager Paidi O’Se before the Leinster Football Final in 2004.Former Westmeath selector Jack Cooney has joined Rory Gallagher’s backroom team ahead of the forthcoming 2015 season.Cooney was a selector for Westmeath under the tutelage of former Kerry GAA legend Paidi O’Se.The pair presided over the most successful period in the Lake County’s history and famously won the Leinster championship title with Westmeath in 2004. Cooney applied for the Westmeath job, but despite his cult status within the county he was overlooked in favour of Tom Cribbin.However, Cooney is a high profile appointment and one which will bring fresh impetus to the Donegal camp.He’s renowned for being a top-class coach and motivator and is known for his tactical nous.Former Westmeath player Dessie Dolan said he was one of the best coaches he’s ever worked under. Cooney will link up with the Donegal team ahead of their Dr McKenna Cup clash with Fermanagh.Donegal need a win over Gallagher’s native county to have any chance of progressing to the knock-out stages of the pre-season competition.Donegal host Derry on January 31st in the opening match of the 2015 Allianz National League.   FORMER WESTMEATH SELECTOR JOINS RORY GALLAGHER’S BACKROOM TEAM was last modified: January 13th, 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:Backroom teamdonegalGAAJack CooneynewsRory GallagherSportWestmeathlast_img read more

first_imgA DONEGAL man who fought a legal battle over a drugs supplier charge and lost has been fined €1,000 for various offences.Peter Wilson, from Windmill View in Letterkenny, had contested a charge of possession drugs with intent to supply after gardai found €432 worth of cocaine in his car when he was stopped.Wilson was also facing motoring offences. Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that Wilson was stopped by gardai in April 2013.A subsequent search of his car uncovered the cocaine – and a small amount of cannabis worth around €4 was found at this homeDefence solicitor Kevin McElhinney reminded Judge Paul Kelly that Wilson had contested the more serious charge of possession with intent to supply at an earlier hearing but had been found guilty.“He was on his way to a card game and he was unfortunate that he was the one tasked with collecting the cocaine to take it to the card game,” said Mr McElhinney who said his client was not a dealer.Inspector Harrison also told the court about motoring offences on Feb 24, 2013 involving Wilson and his silver Mercedes car.Garda Derek Connaughton had gone to check the vehicle when it was parked at the side of the road at Brownknowe, Ramelton.As the garda was chatting to Wilson, the motorist said “F*** this” and then sped off, said the inspector.“Garda Connaughton had to jump out of the way,” the inspector added.The Mercedes sped off in the direction of Rathmullan.Mr McElhinney said Wilson had driven off because had panicked because his car wasn’t insured.He said Wilson was now working as a carpenter in the UK. He had complied with all the directions of the probation service on the cocaine and driving matters and had successfully attended the pro-social driving habits course.Judge Kelly fined Wilson a total of €1,000 on the cocaine and dangerous driving charges.“He is very much obliged for the opportunity,” said Mr McElhinney.MAN CAUGHT WITH €400 WORTH OF COCAINE WAS ‘TAKING IT TO A CARD GAME’ was last modified: September 4th, 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:arrestchargecocaineconvictiondealerletterkennyPeter Wilsonlast_img read more

first_imgCity Oilers’ Landry Ndikumana lines up a jump shot against Sharing on Monday night (Photo by FUBA Media)Monday, September 10MTN Arena, LugogoMonday, 10-09-2018 -Sharing Youth 75-84 City Oilers-Angels 43-77 KCCA LeopardsDefending champions City Oilers defeated Sharing Youth 84-75 on Monday night to ensure they make it to the semifinals of the 2018 FUBA National Basketball league 2018.Oilers’ victory was the second in two days over the Nsambya based side and ensured Monady Juruni’s side sweep their counterparts 2-0 in the best of three series. The five time defending champions won game one 81-69 on Saturday.Oilers dominated almost the entirety of game two, winning the first three quarter 27-24, 17-13 and 19 16.Sharing tried to come back late, winning the fourth 22-21 but it was more of Oilers seeing out the game.Sharing’s Ceaser Kizito top scored on the night with 21 points, adding six rebounds and four assists to his game but it was not enough for his side to force game three. Emmanuel Okumu (11) and Mopele Baraka (17) are the others who reached double figures in terms of points for the Nsambya based side.For Oilers, they also had three players reach double figures in terms of points, Captain Jimmy Enabu led the way with 20, Landrey Ndikumana (13) and Josh Johnson (10).In the other game, Judith Nansobya top scored on the night (18) as her KCCA side defeated Angels 77-43 to reach the Women’s semifinals.Christine Akinyi (11), Joy Chemutai (15) and Sylvia Nakazibwe (14) are the others who reached double figures for KCCA.For Angels, Irene Nalunkuma (11) and Patricia Nakiru (10) reached double figures in terms of points in the losing effort.The Semifinals lineup (Best of five).Men:Betway Power Vs JKL DolphinsKIU Titans Vs City OilersWomen:KCCA Leopards Vs UCU Lady CanonsJKL Lady Dolphins Vs A1 ChallengeComments Tags: Angelscity oilersFUBA NBL 2018KCCASharing Youthtoplast_img read more

first_imgWakiso Giants have hosted their first three leaguw games at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakiso. (PHOTO/File)KAMPALA – The Uganda Premier League (UPL) Secretariat has confirmed that Wakiso Giants will host their next game at Wankulukuku.The Purple Sharks are slatted to take on Mbarara City FC in their match-day 7 UPL fixture.According to a letter signed by UPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bernard Bainamani on Thursday-September 03rd, the game has been moved from the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium where Wakiso host their games to Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.“The Secretariat has received a letter from Wakiso Giants FC requesting to change the venue for M#51 Wakiso Giants FC vs Mbarara City FC from Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium-Wakiso to Betway Muteesa II Stadium-Wankulukuku because the stadium was earlier booked for another activity by the owners. Read the letter from the UPL Secretariat.“The Secretariat has granted their request and the said match will be played at Betway Muteesa II Stadium- Wankulukuku. Kick-off time and date remain unchanged.”This will be the first time Wakiso Giants FC hosts a game at Wankulukuku.Since the start of the season, they have been playing their home games at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakiso.In total, they have played three games there, winning two and losing the other. They defeated both URA FC and Tooro United FC at the venue before losing 1-0 to Bul in their latest fixture.However, this will be the second time that they play at Wankulukuku this season.The first came in a 1-1 draw against Bright Stars on match-day four.Wakiso will head into the game desperate for points having lost both of their last two games.After losing to Bul at home, Kefa Kisala’s side went on to lose 1-0 away to Onduparaka FC in their latest league encounter.The Purple Sharks are currently 8th on the league log with 7 points gathered from their first 6 games.Comments Tags: mbarara city fcUganda Premier LeagueWakiso Giantslast_img read more

first_img Tags: allan okellocharles lukwagoKCCA FCMike Mutebinicholas kasoziShafik KagimuUganda Premier League Mutebi’s KCCA FC takes on URA FC on Wednesday. (file photo)KCCA manager Mike Mutebi says his side will treat each of their remaining first round games like a final.The Kasasiro had a number of matches postponed due to their engagement in continental football and as a result, have played five games less than most teams, but most importantly four less than table leaders Vipers.Ahead of their encounter with URA on Wednesday, Mutebi said in a prematch conference, that they will play their remaining games like their lives depended on them starting with the game against the Tax Collectors on Wednesday.“We are well prepared and I believe the lads will do all it takes to see that we do the catch up because we are now playing catch up,” Mutebi whose team ended Vipers’ unbeaten run this term with a 1-0 win on Saturday said.“It’s like a final and we are taking every game like one (final). We shall treat every game as it comes but, bottom line is we need to pick three points from each of those remaining games so we narrow the point gap between ourselves and, not only Vipers but other guys ahead of us too.”Last season, the defending champions lost 2-1 at home to Sam Ssimbwa’s charges with Shafiq Kagimu scoring both goals for the visitors.That was KCCA’s first and only defeat at home last term, but heading into tomorrow’s game, Mutebi is far from bothered insisting his team will be under no pressure.“Yeah, we lost to URA last season. It was the only team that beat us here so they do have the belief that they can do it here.“They have a coach who believes he has the capacity and the players to do it, and he knows KCCA because he was here, but for us we are never under pressure.“We don’t put pressure on players. All these players know they have a responsibility to win. URA is a good team, but i think we have quite enough in our armory so we will try to win.”KCCA welcome back Allan Okello, Nicholas Kasozi and club captain Charles Lukwago. The trio were part of Uganda Cranes team that beat Malawi 2-0 on Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.Although only Okello featured in that game, coming in as substitute to replace Kizito Luwagga,on his debut, Mutebi believes they’ll be a huge boost to the team.“It is a good boost, but they’ll have to show us we missed them by winning. We hope their return helps us.”Comments last_img read more

first_imgNetflix is planning an eight-part documentary series based on the disappearance of Madeline Mc Cann.3-year-old Madeline McCann went missing in Portugal in May 2007, when she disappeared from her bed whilst parents Kate and Gerry McCann dined in a nearby restaurant.Although there have been several leads, the whereabouts of Madeline remains a mystery ten years on. In 2011 Scotland Yard launched Operation Grange in an attempt to find her. This was scaled back in 2015, but detectives pursued a number of inquiries in April of this year.The Independent report that the series will feature key figures and investigators involved in the search.The release date of the series has been kept under wraps by Netflix.Netflix announce crime series based on Madeline McCann was last modified: September 8th, 2017 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:madeline mc cannNetflixportugallast_img read more

first_imgTwo Bus Eireann routes in Donegal have been disrupted due to the icy road conditions today (Monday, December 11th). Buses on Route 480 – Ballybofey/Derry and Route 491- Ballybofey/Letterkenny have been cancelled this morning.An update has advised customers that the majority of services are currently unaffected by weather conditions and are operating to normal schedule. A number of local bus services and school runs have also been cancelled today. Bus operators are asked to contact Donegal Daily at info@donegaldaily.com to inform of updates.Further Bus Eireann updates are available at twitter.com/BuseireannTRAVEL UPDATE: Bus Eireann announce cancelled services was last modified: December 11th, 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:bus eireanntravel updatelast_img read more

first_imgBuncrana woman Bernie Duffy has organised a novel fundraiser in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin – a farmer’s auction, at a pub!The fundraiser will go ahead at the Halfway House in Burnfoot next Saturday, with farm animals being auctioned off and displayed on the night.There will also be a few special items up for grabs that will not only interest the farmers. Bernie has gotten her whole family involved, with dad Liam, brothers Christopher and John, and nephew Blake helping her to come up with the brilliant idea to raise funds for the children’s hospital. Her uncle Francis Duffy from Lisfannon will also be the auctioneer on the night.“There will be spot prizes for the ladies and there will also be a raffle on the night with some great prizes to be won,” Bernie tells Donegal Daily.Fahan woman Bernie says that as she attended the hospital as a baby, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital has always been a place that’s close to her heart, and wanted to give back by fundraising to help other children in need.“I have raised for this hospital throughout the years as I have great things to say about this hospital and the work they do,” she explained.” Bernie would like to thank everyone who has supported the event, especially businesses that have donated items and farmers who have donated farm animals.“I would like to mention the businesses throughout Donegal and overseas that have donated items for the auction and the raffle, and to the local farmers who have donated farm animals to the auction. I am so grateful to them and their support, without them this event would not be taking place, and to my family and friends who are being so supportive and helping out with this event and all the hard work that is going into organizing it this week.“This is going to be a great night with lots of laughs for women and men, it’s something different as well!”Music on the night will be provided by High Heels.‘Ewe’ are all invited to join Bernie on Saturday the 3rd of February at 9pm at the Halfway House, Burnfoot for this unmissable night.  Bernie’s ‘woolly’ wonderful fundraiser for children’s hospital was last modified: January 28th, 2018 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:bernie duffybuncranaBurnfootfarmer’s auctionfundraiserHALFWAY HOUSElast_img read more

first_imgOn July 21st next, adaptive adventurer, Nikki Bradley and internationally acclaimed mountaineer, Iain Miller will attempt to climb four of Ireland’s most iconic mountains in less than 24 hours.This will be the first time this has ever been attempted by a crutch user.Nikki was left with severe damage to her right hip after battling cancer (Ewing’s Sarcoma) in her teens but has chosen to embrace her circumstances and hopes to raise a substantial amount of money for charity while doing so. The four peaks the duo plan to climb are; Carrauntoohil followed by Croagh Patrick, Slieve Donard and Mount Errigal in Donegal.The charities chosen for the event are the Irish Cancer Society, Action Cancer and the Ross Nugent Foundation. The Ross Nugent Foundation was set up by Don and Sandra Nugent after their son, Ross, lost his battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2010.Radisson Blu Letterkenny are delighted to partner with Nikki Bradley for this incredible challenge.Paul Byrne, Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny said “Nikki truly is an inspirational person who has been relentless in seeking new challenges and raising huge funding for charity. “She is a super role model for the young people of Donegal and Ireland and has gained enormous respect among her sporting peers and the general public. We are delighted to support Nikki in this challenge which will be her most challenging yet and everyone at the Radisson Blu Letterkenny wishes her every success.”To donate please visit http://www.gofundme.com/4peaksRadisson Blu Letterkenny partner with Nikki Bradley for incredible 4 Peak Challenge was last modified: June 27th, 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:Four Peaks ChallengeIain Millerletterkennynikki bradleyRadisson Blulast_img read more

first_imgA man who spat at hospital staff and Gardai has been ordered to keep the peace after appearing in court.Constance O’Donnell appeared at Letterkenny District Court on public order charges which took place at Letterkenny University Hospital on November 30th last. Garda Seamus Lyons told the court that while in the hospital Gardai were alerted to a drunk man who was spitting at staff.When they went to chat to the man he began spitting at them and was refusing treatment.O’Donnell’s solicitor said her client had suffered from mental health issues which he was trying to address.She said her client acknowledged his behaviour was unacceptable and that he had apologised to hospital staff.“He is a troubled gentleman,” said the solicitor.Judge Paul Kelly bound the man to the peace for 12 months, fined him €100 for not appearing at a previous court sitting and took other charges into consideration.Man who spat at hospital staff and Gardai is bound to the peace was last modified: March 4th, 2019 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:courtGardaihospitalspatlast_img read more

first_imgTwo young Inishowen men charged with the murder of a 66-year-old man in Sydney have had their case adjourned for a month.Nathan Kelly, 21, and Christopher McLaughlin, 24, were initially charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm after a man was discovered in a critical condition in the early hours of Saturday, December 29. Paul Tavelardis was taken from the scene in the inner west suburb of Summer Hill and died in hospital on January 8.The pair subsequently had their charges upgraded to murder.The case was heard at Burwood Local Court today and adjourned until Wednesday, April 17.Kelly, from Glengad, and McLaughlin, from Malin, did not appear.The duo are currently being held in separate prisons in New South Wales and face life sentences if found guilty.They arrived in Australia just a few months ago.Bradley Tavelardis said his father had battled leukaemia and heart issues in later years and wouldn’t have had the strength to defend himself.The parents of the two accused Donegal men described the ordeal as a “nightmare.”Inishowen men charged with murder in Australia have case adjourned was last modified: March 6th, 2019 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:AustraliachargedcourtdonegalInishowenmurderlast_img read more

first_imgAlways on trend, the Mavericks Barbers of Letterkenny have a great guide for local men who want to change up their style with the seasons. Summer VibesAs the weather beings to heat up and the Sahara sand falls upon us, in Mavericks we are noticing a shift in styles being requested. So with that in mind this week we are bringing you some inspiration for your summer haircut…Whether you’re keeping professional for work, finishing college, going travelling or just hanging about, these hairstyles will look great no matter the occasion. We at Mavericks take particular pride in keeping up to date with the trends and attending workshops to ensure we apply the best techniques to achieve the best results in all haircuts, be it modern or old school. The Skin FadeThe Skin Fade a classic men’s favourite right now. The fade will never go out of style, like a plain white T. It’s all about the transition from hair to “skin”, the style on top is up to you. Just make sure your barber knows what he is doing before you ask for this one! Mavericks salt spray is key to the styling on top. Barber: JPThe QuiffThe Quiff is still one of our favourite hairstyles just because it looks so great when done right! Definitely go with this hairstyle if you want something that looks good and is easy to achieve. Can be match with a variety of fades. This look was created using Mavericks Shaping paste! Barber: Our new man Callum!The Modern Side PartThe Modern side part is a great style for guys looking for that sleek and suave look that will have everyone admiring! It is a very sharp hair cut that will look good and once you’ve found the right product it is easy to maintain. We recommend using Layrite Original Pomade for this one. Barber: ScottThe short crop cutThe short crop cut is an awesome hairstyle for guys looking for an easy to maintain haircut. Short sides with 1-1.5 inches of hair on top to achieve this style. We highly recommend this hairstyle for guys with a square face shape. Texture achieved with Mavericks Deluxe Pomade. Barber: Darwyn. The Textured top with cropped fringeThe Textured top with cropped fringe: It’s not going away… The modern style fade, loads of texture on top and a bowl cut of a fringe, but get the right barber, and it looks pretty damn sharp! Styled with dear barber shaping cream. Barber: RonanIf you like what you see, then there is only one place in town that you need to visit! Fortunately for all the gentlemen who come through the door at Mavericks they don’t just leave with a cracking haircut, they get 5 star service and a great experience!No appointments necessary… Just bring your hair!Mavericks Traditional Barbershop, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny. Also, you can catch up with us on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop) and follow us on Instagram (maverickstraditionalbarbershop) Snapchat @MAVERICKSTBS or Twitter www.twitter.com/mavericksbaber…or better still call in and treat yourself to the haircut you deserve! New summer hair inspiration with Mavericks Barbers was last modified: April 26th, 2019 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)last_img read more

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find a missing family dog in the Burtonport area. Barney went missing yesterday afternoon and has not been since.A friendly and hyper dog, the cockapoodle is a popular member of the Burtonport community. His owners are anxious to see him returned home safely.If you have any information to share please call 0892050744 or message Vincent Gallagher on Facebook.Missing Dog: Have you seen Barney? was last modified: May 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal takeaway was ordered to close after dangerous food safety practices were discovered during an inspection.The Spicy Hut in Carrigart was served with a closure order from the Food Safety Authority in April after the discovery of hygiene issues that presented a ‘grave and immediate danger’.Sewage and waste was observed overflowing from an open drain in the rear yard of the Main Street takeaway, risking a transfer of faecal matter to the kitchen and the risk of contamination of food. A lack of pest control and a lack of effective cleaning and disinfection practices were also discovered in Spicy Hut. The inspector’s report said this failure to ensure food was protected from contamination was “likely to render the food unfit for human consumption or injurious to health”.The report also stated that there was a failure to ensure adequate provision for storage of food waste at the restaurant.“Bins were overflowing, food waste was stored in open containers and items of food were discarded throughout the rear yard of the premises,” the inspector wrote.The closure order was served under the FSAI Act 1998 on 11th April 2019 and lifted five days later. Speaking on the announcement of the latest FSAI enforcement orders nationwide, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, emphasised that some food businesses are not providing adequate regard for their customers if they are not maintaining a clean and hygienic premises.Dr Byrne said: “The Enforcement Orders served in April were mainly due to premises being found to have poor and, in some cases, very low hygiene standards in place. Some of these premises have demonstrated a complete lack of concern for the health of both their customers and their staff who eat at or work in their establishments. These inadequate food safety practices are completely unacceptable in any food business.“I would remind food businesses that the legal responsibility for producing safe food lies firmly with them. It is disappointing to see that some food businesses are failing to operate stringent food safety practices to ensure that the food they are producing and selling to their customers is safe to eat,” Dr Byrne concluded.‘Overflowing sewage and waste’ led to Donegal takeaway closure was last modified: May 9th, 2019 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:Carrigartfood safetylast_img read more