Privatisation offers no assurance that estates would remain operational

Privatisation offers no assurance that estates would remain operational

first_imgDear Editor,Region Six Regional Democratic Council Councillor, Haseef Yusuf in letters appearing in the April 4, Guyana Times and Kaieteur News titled “Save GuySuCo another $45B” contended that the entire Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) should be privatised. While the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) agrees that Yusuf is entitled to his view, like any other person, we, at the same time, do not share his viewpoint.The privatisation of GuySuCo offers the Guyanese people no assurance that the estates would remain operational. We need just to look at what happened in Jamaica when it took a decision a few years ago to privatise its industry. When that industry was privatised the private investors promised brighter days ahead. But February 1, 2018 Jamaica Observer reported Permanent Secretary in the Agriculture Ministry, Donovan Stanberry as saying “the country has not seen the economic benefits of the privatisation of the sugar industry that was anticipated when renewed efforts to divest started in 2005”.The Jamaican experience is not an isolated situation as the world has seen similar situations playing out. Even in Guyana, the privatisation experience has not been necessarily positive with quite a few of the entities privatised in the latter 1980s and early 1990s having either folded up, or are operating at a smaller scale. Certainly, one does not get a great deal of confidence that the situation would be any different with respect to the sugar industry. Moreover, when taking account of this Government’s track record regarding transparency, the confidence barometer dips even further. While we agree and share Yusuf’s view regarding the return on investment regarding the $32 billion Government said it injected into GuySuCo, we do not believe we should throw the baby out with the bathwater. GAWU has consistently questioned how the massive sum was utilised and up to this point, all we have heard is a deafening silence. Regarding the $30 billion financing secured, we also have several questions and look forward to engaging the Special Purpose Unity about the plan that will guide the huge sum secured. The sugar industry still remains too important for haphazard decision-making as recent experience has taught us. The industry’s transformation from a sugar to sugar cane industry offers it the best chance for success. Such transformation, we contend, must be guided by plans grounded in reality and implemented by knowledgeable personnel with the involvement of the workers and their representative organisations.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

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Battered man’s family seek justice

first_img…demands answers from authoritiesThe family members of a Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) man who was discovered in an unconscious state lying on the roadway, are now speaking up and pleading for justice on his behalf, since according to them, nothing is being done to catch the perpetrators although promises were made to the family.Ave Vynes, sister of the injured man, related to Guyana times that 33-year-old Romaldeen Shahabodeen of Kumaka Point, Moruca River, North West District, was attending an inter-school athletic game on October 11, 2018, when he decided to stop at a nearby bar, where he started a conversation with a femaleInjured: Romaldeen Shahabodeenthere. According to the man’s sister, the family was told that a man called “Banko” asked her brother to leave the premises but while in the process he allegedly lash her bother to his face. She said her brother left the bar and was later found in an unconscious state with severe injuries about his body.She further stated that he was taken to the Kumaka District Hospital but because of the extent of his injuries, he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC).“The Police found him on the road full of blood, covered entirely. They took him to the hospital, the doctors at Moruca sent him to Charity through a boat, the same night it happened, doctors transferred him to Suddie, because they say they can’t handle it, when they reach to Suddie (Essequibo Coast) they say they don’t have the equipment, so they sent him to GPHC, he was there for one month, and was recently discharged,” the distraught sister said.The woman noted that a report was filed to the Acquero Police Station, where the suspect was arrested and released shortly afterwards. She said the family was told that there was no evidence to charge “Banko”.Another report was subsequently made to the officer in charge of Region One, but the family is still awaiting a response.“A Police report was made by my parents at the Acquero Police Station. The suspect was apprehended and was released the next day, we also report the matter to the Police Chief of Region One… investigators went and took my brother statement three times in the hospital. He told us that justice will be done but up to today we haven’t heard any progress in the matter,” the sister stated.When contacted, Commander of the F Division (Interior locations), Kevin Adonis in a brief statement said he is unaware of the incident. He however promised to follow up on the incident. (Leah Hernandez)last_img read more

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Fort St. John City Council to hold two meetings Monday

first_imgThe report has been compiled by Modus Planning Design and Engagement and will make recommendations on how to revitalize the Downtown core based on community feedback.  That report will be presented at 1 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend or your can watch the meeting online at www.fortstjohn.ca.During the 3 p.m. Council meeting, Council will hear a presentation from School District 60 about Anti-Bulling and Pink Shirt Day held on February 25, 2015.  Council will also look to approve the purchase of recycling carts to help launch the City’s recycling program this fall.Again the public is welcome to attend this meeting at City Hall or watch is online at www.fortstjohn.ca.- Advertisement -Below are the full agendas for both the Committee of the Whole and Council meetings.City of Fort St. John Committee of the Whole AgendaCity of Fort St. John Council Meeting AgendaAdvertisementlast_img read more

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HOW MANY BALES OF HAY CAN YOU GET INTO THE BACK OF A DONEGAL CAR?

first_imgHE’S probably lucky the Traffic Corps weren’t around when he was driving past the Clanree Hotel today.Because this motorist was probably a wee bit over the top with the hay!Catherine Walker managed to get this pic – from the safety of another vehicle. And the good news for the boy with the hay on his car is that her picture would be useless in Letterkenny District Court – because you can’t see his registration number! HOW MANY BALES OF HAY CAN YOU GET INTO THE BACK OF A DONEGAL CAR? was last modified: January 22nd, 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:carhayletterkennylast_img read more

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Simi Valley Calendar

first_imgOpen Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Men’s Anger Management class, 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Lessons taught by Dick Hodnefield. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Dance Kaleidoscope, an evening of choreography by students and guest artists, 7 p.m. at the Main Stage of the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 378-1400. TUESDAY Family planning clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30 at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Men’s Anger Management class, 7-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. An Evening of Dance I & II, student presentations in a variety of dance styles, 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Main Stage of the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 378-1400. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet, 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 20 W. Cochran St. Call (805) 526-4649. Chair Exercise, 8:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 529-6864, Ext. 261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support Program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. Hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Clutterers Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m., Simi Valley Presbyterian Church, 4832 Cochran St., Room 210. Call (805) 526-5475. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. THURSDAY Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise will meet, 7 a.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (805) 520-4894. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Scrabble Group will meet, 9:30 a.m. at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Reproductive health care clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. Call (805) 578-3677. Tap for Fitness, 2:30-4 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Thursday Evening Hike, 6 at the Chumash Trailhead. Call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District at (805) 584-4400. Open Gym Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2 or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Co-custody Parenting class, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Women’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Commons, 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 522-9591. FRIDAY Basic Training, 6-7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Art Association event featuring professional artist Steve Walters, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-6215. SATURDAY Men’s Anger Management class, 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Jazzercise Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Junior Olympics, organized by the Simi Valley PTA Council and the school district. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Royal High School, 1402 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Simi Spirit.” All Simi Valley elementary schools will participate in track and field events, softball throw, baskets per minute, tri-fitness and other activities. Safe Boating Day, learning to be safe on the water is the focus of the first Safe Boating Day. Boaters and families interested in water safety are invited to attend the event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coast Guard Station in Channel Islands Harbor, 4201 S. Victoria Ave. Call (805) 985-4852 or go to channelislandsharbor.org. Calendar events are compiled each week by Staff Writer Angie Valencia-Martinez. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7604 or by e-mail at angie.valencia@dailynews.com160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSwim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Co-Custody Parenting class, 6-7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. TODAY Sunday evening hike, 5 o’clock at the Rocky Peak Trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. The Melvin Eddy Blues Band will perform, 3 p.m. at Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura. Call (805) 370-2301 or go to www.nps.gov/samo. The summer concert series is presented by the National Park Service the second Sunday of each month starting today through October. MONDAY last_img read more

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GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE

first_imgThe Minor Board AGM will take place this Saturday evening at the clubhouse at the Banks at 5pm. We would ask all team managers, coaches, senior players, parents and anybody interested in getting involved in the underage setup to come along to the meeting.Under 8 and under 10 training has finished up for this year and will resume again in the new year.U12 Training continues in the Dungloe gym on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. The Seniors played Newtown away last Sunday and came away with a hard earned point. The point leaves us in a great position for promotion to Division 2 with only Burt that can catch us and they have five games remaining. Unfortunately these games will probably not take place until the New Year.There is a level 1 coaching course taking place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December for all coaches who have completed the Foundation level and are ready to move to the next level. It is important that we continue to develop and have recognised coaches in place for the underage teams. Contact Gary Boyle for details or if yo are interested on 0863546193.The Club are organising a follow up Scrap Saturday this Saturday Nov 24th. This is where we ask all from the area to bring along any old scrap metal to the GAA Club and we will separate it before off-loading it to a recognised recycling company. The Club benefits from this and uses the money raised for forthcoming developments such as the building of additional dressing rooms, improved coaching etc. The public who take the scrap down can get rid of metal which is gathering and by doing so are helping the Club and its youth. Items accepted can range from saucepans, kettles, irons, cutlery, empty food/drink cans, radiators, waste electrical equipment, copper, aluminium, lead, bicycles, go karts, lawnmowers, old scaffolding, water pumps, steel beams, stainless steel, old cars, car and tractor batteries, engines, etcThe Club are seeking out characters and potential Michael Flately’s or Jean Butler’s for a Night of Jigs and Reels which will take place in the early Spring. We are looking for eight Men and eight Ladies who will under-go expert preparation for what should be a great night. Contact any committee member if you are interested or if you wish to nominate a local person. The club wish to express thanks to the companies and business premises who have renewed the Annual Yearly Rental for Advertising space at Mullaghderg Park.”The Banks”. We welcome and thank the new Advertisers who have come on board this year.Ta muid fior bhuioch do An Roinn Ealion Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta as diolachan deireanach do E3003 fuighleach deontas do oibreacha forbairt ar Phairc Mhullachdearg a iocLotto details for week 16th November. Jackpot 3140 euro. No jackpot winner and no match 3 winners. Numbers were 9-20-22-24.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ieGAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: November 22nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY U13 GIRLS EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER DUNGLOE

first_imgCloughaneely GAA News:***Seniors/Reserves***D’imir Cloich Cheannfhaola Ard a’ Rátha i nGleann Súilí Dé Domhnaigh i gcluiche dícháilithe na craoibhe sinsirí. Bhí Ard a’ Rátha in uachtar sa chéad leath agus bhí Cloich Cheannfhaola naoi bpointe chun deiridh. Ach throid Cloich Cheannfhaola go fíochmhar sa dara leath agus fuair said an cúl comhscóir leis an chic dheireannach den chluiche – saorchic ó Sheán Mac Gairbheith. Ba é 0-13|2-07 an scór deiridh agus lá eile gan choinne ag Cloich Cheannfhaola. Cloughaneely faced Ardara in the Senior Championship relegation play off, in Glenswilly on Sunday last. Cloughaneely made an astounding come back from being 9 points down to earn a draw with the last kick of the game. Ardara were undoubtedly the dominant force for the majority of the game; they quickly rattled off 4 unanswered points before CCF’s Eugene McGuire managed to get Cloughaneely onto the scoreboard with a point in the 14th minute. Ardara, undeterred, were ruthless in response and blasted over a further 6 points before CCF’s Shaun McGarvey finally registered Cloughaneely’s 2nd point from a free. Cloughaneely managed to marginally close the gap before half time with a further 2 points from Eugene McGuire and Darren Ferry, leaving the score 0-10|0-04 at half time.Cloughaneely had all the work to do coming into the 2nd half. Ardara were again first off the blocks adding another 2 points to their tally before Cloughaneely substitute Declan McGarvey registered Cloughaneely’s first point of the 2nd half at 41 mins. Although Ardara remained dominant in possession for long periods, they will be bitterly disappointed in their finishing and had too many missed opportunities. Cloughaneely’s momentum began to build and a long ball in from Shaun McGarvey found it’s way to substitute Paul Sweeney who managed to fist the ball past the Ardara keeper; a massive morale boost for Cloughaneely, bringing them within 4 points of their opponents with 15 mins remaining. Paul Sweeney again came to the fore, and quickly had another 2 points added to his personal tally bringing it to a 2 point game. Ardara, unsettled by the shift in momentum, only managed to add one extra point, their first in 20 mins, to again stretch the lead out to 3 points going into the dying minutes. With the final seconds counting down, Cloughaneely were awarded a 21-metre free, which Shaun McGarvey stepped up to take. Faced with an army of Ardara men manning the goal line, McGarvey strategically blasted the ball which flew under the crossbar for a goal, bringing the score all square at full time! Final Score 2-07, 0-13.CCF: Shaun McClafferty, Shaun Gallagher, John Harley, Ciaran McGeady, Lee O’Brien, Paddy Cannon, Cian McFadden, Jason McGee, Ciaran Scanlon, Darren Ferry (0-01), Shaun McGarvey (1-01), Eugene McGuire (0-02), John McGarvey, John Fitzgerald, Cillian Gallagher.Subs: Shaun Gallagher replaced by Declan McGarvey (21 mins, 0-01)), John Fitzgerald replaced by Paul Sweeney (37 mins, 1-02), Paddy Cannon replaced by Ciaran McFadden (39 mins), Lee O’Brien replaced by Paul Gallagher (54 mins). There are no club games for Cloughaneely this weekend.***Cash for Clobber***Cloughaneely ran a very successful cash for clobber clothes collection in the Falcarragh area at the end of June. We are now organising a collection to cover the Gortahork area. We will be doing a bag drop around the Gortahork area on Monday evening, September 21st. We would greatly need the help of as many volunteers as possible to help drop of bags at each house; so if you can spare an hour or 2 please come to the club house at 6:00 PM on Monday , Sept 21st– drivers also needed! Any unwanted clothes, bedding, curtains, shoes etc you would like to donate can be put into these bags and left out for collection. We will be returning to collect the bags the following Monday, September 28th starting at 6:00 pm, so please ensure your bags are outside by this time and visible to our collectors! We hope to have the collection completed by 8:30 PM. Many thanks to everyone who has donated clothing already; your support in fundraising for the club is much appreciated!***Parish League***The Parish League for u-9’s and U-11’s will begin this Friday at 6:00 PM. It will run for approximately 5-6 weeks! The U-9 category is for children born in 2006/2007/2008 and the U-11 for children born in 2004/2005. We’d encourage as many of the kids as possible to attend!***U-13 Girls***Well done to our U-13 girls who had a good win over Dungloe at the weekend. Their next game is away to Gweedore on Thursday evening at 6:30 PM.GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY U13 GIRLS EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER DUNGLOE was last modified: September 15th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more

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FINN VALLEY’S SARAH NAMED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IN STATES

first_imgFINN VALLEY’S Sarah Collin’s has been named Big East athlete of the week after her impressive run in the Lehigh University cross country invitational on Friday.This was a high profile University meet involving 40 teams and as a freshman finishing 3rd in the 6k event her time 20.23 just 25 seconds down on the winner earned her the prestigious award!Her next outing is October 12th at the University of Winconsin! Go Sarah! FINN VALLEY’S SARAH NAMED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IN STATES was last modified: October 4th, 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:FINN VALLEY’S SARAH NAMED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IN STATESlast_img read more

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TOP TRAFFIC COP WARNS DRINK-DRIVERS WILL BE CAUGHT

first_imgThe head of the Garda Traffic Corps in Co Donegal has warned drivers not to take a chance behind the wheel this Christmas. Inspector Michael Harrison was speaking at the launch of the the cross-border Winter Road Safety Campaign which was launched today.Inspector Harrison warned that the unprecedented level of co-operation on both sides of the border means many more people are being tested.“Whatever side of the border you are on do not take the chance of losing your license or killing someone. Do not drink and drive,” he said.Simply click the video to view today’s launch. TOP TRAFFIC COP WARNS DRINK-DRIVERS WILL BE CAUGHT was last modified: December 3rd, 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:donegaldrink drivingGardaiInspector Michael HarrisonPSNITRAFFIC CORPSlast_img read more

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Ulster Senior League: Wins for Cockhill, Bonagee and Fanad

first_imgCockhill Celtic 5 Derry City Reserves 1CHAMPIONS COCKHILL Celtic showed their mettle and muscle all in one go as they defeated Derry City Reserves at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds.Gerard McLaughlin netted a hat-trick for Gavin Cullen’s men who were much too strong for a youthful Derry outfit.Shane McNamee’s peach of an equaliser cancelled out McLaughlin’s opener, but when the Cockhill striker restored the lead within a minute, Cockhill were on their way for a real statement win.Gerry Gill and Paul McDermott also got in on the act with goals on a day when Cockhill really outlined their credentials.After early chances for Ronan Doherty and Mark Moran narrowly missed the target, McLaughlin put them into the lead on 11 minutes, superbly flicking a header beyond Mark McElhinney from Gill’s free-kick.McNamee, younger brother of Derry’s Barry and Finn Harps’ Tony, delightfully leveled it in the 23rd minute, curling the sweetest of strikes to the top corner of the Cockhill net.However, Cockhill hit back instantly and McLaughlin turned home from close range.Conor Keddy, who was to the fore for Cockhill in a dominant display, did well to hold off Jack Blake to carve a chance late in the first half, while Moran rounded McElhinney, but shot into the side-netting.Just before half-time, Cockhill stretched their advantage. Keddy made the goal after getting in behind and cut back for Gill, who showed all his guile to find the bottom corner.Ten minutes into the second half, full-back McDermott converted from a tight angle, after Gill clipped over the crossbar with a teasing free.McLaughlin coolly slotted home his third and Cockhill’s fifth and the hosts might have had more, but McElhinney saved from Gill and sub Daniel Martin Doherty, after a fine solo run, was denied.Late in the game, Keddy’s dipping effort fell a fraction too late and Darren Coyle couldn’t get the necessary conviction on his shot, while Doherty also hit the top of the crossbar.It was a day when, in front of the watching Ollie Horgan, when Cockhill issued a big message to challengers for their title.Cockhill Celtic: Harry Doherty, Paul McDermott, Jason Breslin, Peter Doherty, Oisin McColgan, James Bradley, Conor Keddy, Gerry Gill, Gerard McLaughlin, Mark Moran, Ronan Doherty. Subs: Daniel Martin Doherty for McLaughlin, Ryan Varma for Moran, Darren Coyle for Gill.Derry City Reserves: Mark McElhinney, Adrian Delap, Matt Doherty, Jack Blake, Cristian Castelles, Dean Power, Shane McNamee, Stephen Duffy, Sean Toland, Sean McBride, Cathal Farren. Subs: Reece McDermott for Farren, Max Duffy for Toland, Paul Doherty for M.Doherty.Referee: Vincent McLoughlin. Letterkenny Rovers 0 Bonagee United 1BONAGEE UNITED go joint top of the Ulster Senior League tonight with Cockhill Celtic when getting the better of ten man Letterkenny Rovers 1-0 at Leckview Park on Sunday.Games between the two derby rivals have always been keenly fought encounters and the touchpaper was lit in this one when Peter Moran’s men went ahead on 7 minutes when Francesco Crisci did well to latch onto a Gareth Breslin throughball and he did well before squaring for Aidan McLaughlin who fired past Rory Kelly.Rovers were shocked at such an early concession but came roaring back and created a number of good chances with Steve Okakpo-Emeka twice forcing Gareth Wade into good stops  before Paul McVeigh also saw one cleared off the line on 19 minutes.Eamon McConigleys men thought they had levelled on 21 minutes but saw McVeighs header ruled out for offside rather harshly according to them and that frustration was added too when McVeigh had a gilt edged chance on the half hour mark but he chose to shoot when maybe other options could have yielded better results and that turned out to be a real turning point so early in the game as those frustrations at not taking his chances eventually boiled over and McVeigh saw red for an off-the-ball incident on 35 minutes.That rocked Rovers back and Bonagee went for a second before the break and came close through a Chris Moran free and a McLaughlin header.Rovers came out in the second half rejuvenated and tried to take the game to 11 man Bonagee but chances were at a premium although Ryan Lonergan shot straight at Gareth Wade on 50 minutes while sub David Shovlin also shot straight at Wade after latching onto a throughball from midfield, while Bonagee sub Gavin McBrearty forced a good save form Rory Kelly on 70.With Rovers pushing forward Aidan McLaughlin almost added number two with the best chance of the second period  but Kelly made a good save to deny him what would have been the insurance goal on 83 minutes.A resilient and well organised Bonagee saw out the game comfortably enough and were in no mood to give away any easy chances and they now go joint top with reigning champions Cockhill although Cockhill will go top on their own if they can win at Swilly Rovers next week as Bonagee have a free weekend while Rovers will regroup ahead of a tough trip to play Fanad.Letterkenny Rovers; Rory Kelly, Ryan Lonergan. Chris Flanagan, Ryan Gildea, Declan O’Donnell, Kevin McGrath, Daragh Black, Brian McVeigh. Paul McVeigh, Christy Connaghan, Steve Okakpo-Emeka. Subs: David Shovlin for Lonergan (70), Odhran McMacken for Okakpo-Emeka (72), Paddy Diver for Brian McVeigh (75).Bonagee United: Gareth Wade, Jamie Lynagh, Taylor Russell, Gareth Breslin, Darek Frankowski, Chris moran, Evan McCrory, Aidan McCauley, aidan McLaughlin, Francesco Crisci, Shane O’Doherty Sub: Gavin McBrearty for O’Doherty (70) Referee: Marty McGarrigle.Fanad United 4 Finn Harps Reserves 0 FANAD United secured their first victory of the season when they recorded a 4-0 victory over Finn Harps Reserves at Traigh-a-Loch on Sunday afternoonThe game started even enough with BJ Banda having the first chance of note in the 8th minute but his shot was saved by Shane Graham.However it only took Fanad another minute to open the scoring. After some good work by Killian Gallagher, he laid the ball back to Oisin Langan who’s cross to the back post was met by Davitt Walsh who headed past Gallagher.Banda was continuing to cause the Fanad defence problems and his snap shot in the 13th minute certainly had Fanad worried.Fanad extended their lead on the half hour in somewhat spectacular fashion. Right back Oisin Langan, playing his first game of the season after recovering from an arm injury, showed some great skill to burst through the Harps midfield and, when the ball bounced up to him 25 yards out, he unleashed an unstoppable volley into the top corner of the net.Two minutes later Daire McDaid seen his right footed shot go just wide. Fanad further extended their lead on the stroke of half time when McDaid’s corner was met by Shaun McElwaine who headed home.The start of the second half was a more tepid affair with not many clear chances created by either side.Two minutes in Conor Blaney went on a good run and his cross from the left was met by John McGarvey but his shot was wide of the mark. In the 63rd minute persistence by Keelin McElwaine led to him having a shot but it went just wide.Two minutes later Harps were offered a gilt edged chance to get on the score sheet.When Conor Blaney was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box, referee Marty Quinn pointed to the spot.Banda stepped up to take the spot kick but his effort flew high over the bar. There was little goal mouth action from there on in until the 88th minute when Fanad completed the scoring.After John McGarvey held the ball up well, he played in Eoghan Rafferty who showed some great composure to slot the ball past Gallagher. Best for Fanad were Oisin Langan, Conor Blaney and Shaun McElwaine.Best for Finn Harps were Paul Ferry, James Carolan and BJ BandaFanad United: Shane Graham, Oisin Langan, Conor Blaney, Kieran Gorman, Shaun McElwaine (Garry Gorman 85), Matthew Crossan, Michael Devine (Keelin McElwaine 45), Daire McDaid, John McGarvey, Davitt Walsh, Killian Gallagher(Eoghan Rafferty 75)Finn Harps Reserves: Tiernan Gallagher, Paul Ferry, Peadar Nogan, Ciaran Kelly, Daniel Doran (Shaun Rodgers 63), Keelan McDermott, Luke Nelis, Aaron McCready, James Carolan, BJ Banda, Liam Walsh.Referee: Marty QuinnRESULTSCockhill Celtic 5 Derry City Reserves 1Fanad United 4 Finn Harps Reserves 0Letterkenny Rovers 0 Bonagee United 1 FixturesSunday November 6, 2pmFanad United v Letterkenny RoversSwilly Rovers v Cockhill CelticMonday November 7, 7.30pmFinn Harps Reserves v Derry City ReservesRESCHEDULED GAME The Four Lanterns Ulster Senior League game between Finn Harps Reserves and Derry City Reserves scheduled for Sunday November 6 will now take place on Monday November 7 at Finn Park, kick-off 7.30pm.CUP DRAWThe names of Cockhill Celtic and Bonagee United will be in the pot when the draw for the next round of the FAI Umbro Intermediate Cup is conducted. The draw will be made on Tuesday, November 1, at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown.Ulster Senior League: Wins for Cockhill, Bonagee and Fanad was last modified: October 30th, 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)last_img read more

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