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PNG Paralmpics get K70,000 boost

By on May 26, 2020

first_imgThe funding will go towards athletes’ preparations as they work towards qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  PNG is hoping to send athletes overseas for qualifying events in the coming months including powerlifter Pope Gayave and short put specialist Regina Edward.Gayave will be attending a Grand Prix event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next month while Edward will be attending an Asia Oceania event in Dubai to qualify for the Rio Olympics.PNGPC President Peter Curtain thanked Ela Motors for its continued support over the last 20 years.Curtain said it is expensive to send athletes to different competitions around the region for accreditation and qualification.He said funding is essential as this will assist them attend upcoming international events to get experience so they can achieve the level to compete in the Paralympics.Ela Motors chief executive officer Takeshi Abe said they’re pleased to support the PNGPC and its endeavours in training athletes with disability and realise their ability to travel to accomplish their dreams.He said this fund will provide them with having access to traveling in and out of countries and give them knowledge and physical insight to help drive and achieve their sporting goals.last_img read more

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‘Legislature, Executive Working Relations Cordial’

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgAccording to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, Mr. Jallah made the assertion during a lecture he delivered to 13 participants from the ISS currently attending an Executive Intelligence Management Course at the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute in Monrovia.The one-week course entails a study of the relationship between the Executive and the Legislative branches of the Liberian government under the theme: “Executive – Legislative Relations: Gaps, Challenges, and Prospects.” They will also look at security, governance and development issues of bilateral importance to both countries.Partial view of the Nigerian delegationThe Pro Temp used the occasion to thank the Federal Republic of Nigeria for its immense support to the Liberian Government and people, especially its intervention in restoring peace to the country.The Inspector-General (IG) of the Liberian National Police (LNP), Gregory Coleman, told the Nigerian participants that in serving the people and the government, police officers are guided by integrity and their families’ image to protect.IG Coleman emphasized that low salaries and incentives for officers are some of the challenges the LNP faces.He, however, said that the LNP officers are doing everything professionally to protect lives and property and to keep the peace.The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Sylvester Grigsby, stressed the importance of good working relations between the Executive and the Legislative branches of government.He emphasized that such relationship helps to make government operations smooth and better for the promotion of the national agenda.He, however, said that the Executive still wields enormous power and that power can be used to its advantage, specifically towards building a better country.“Liberia is a unitary state. It has three separate but equal branches of government. The Legislature, headed by the Speaker, passes laws; the Executive, headed by the President, enforces laws; and the Judiciary, headed by the Chief Justice, interprets and reviews laws,” Minister Grigsby informed the participants.“To further keep the relationship better, from time to time the leaderships of the Legislature and the Executive hold regular retreats to thrash out any sticky issues or look at the overall governance of the state,” Minister Grigsby added.The lecture ends today when the chairman of the Governance Commission, Dr. Amos Sawyer; the President of the Press Union of Liberia, Charles B. Coffey, Jr.; and the chairman of the National Elections Commission, Jerome G. Korkoya, will address the visiting Nigerian delegation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Pro Temp A. Z. JallahPro Tempore Jallah Tells NigeriansThe President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Armah Zulu Jallah, has told a visiting Nigerian delegation from the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) of Abuja that the working relationship between the Legislature and the Executive branches of the Liberian government is cordial.Pro Tempore Jallah, however, pointed out that despite the cordiality, there is sometimes friction between the two branches of government.He said that misunderstandings come about because each branch of government thinks and wants the best for the people of Liberia; noting that,“At the end of the day, we all come together and we have an effective government, which runs smoothly for the betterment of the state.”last_img read more

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Horst takes 11th in first Crashed Ice event of the season, first in team competition

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgHorst started off well in his first race. Needing to finish in the top two in order to keep advancing, Horst finished in first place in the round of 64 and in the round of 32.That was as far as Horst would get over the weekend. His next event was the quarter finals where he finished in fourth place in heat number three.The result means that Horst takes away 224 points to go along with his 11th place finish.- Advertisement -Horst also took part in the team competition with his team “Living The Dream” with fellow Canadians Scott Croxall, and Kyle Croxall. Living The Dream finished first in the team competition and takes away 1000 points heading into the next event in St. Paul, Minnesota.last_img read more

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Racism scandal rocks run-up to Russia’s World Cup

By on January 10, 2020

first_img0Shares0000Midfielder Paul Pogba was one of two France players targeted by racist chants during a 3-1 friendly win over World Cup hosts Russia © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Mar 29 – A new racism scandal has rocked Russian football in the run-up to the World Cup — and anxious Moscow authorities are taking it seriously.The idea of fans targeting black players with monkey chants is haunting Russian football chiefs heading into the June 14 to July 15 celebration of the ‘beautiful game’. But racism reared its ugly head on Tuesday when French players Ousmane Dembele and Paul Pogba were targeted during France’s 3-1 friendly victory over Russia in Saint Petersburg.An AFP photographer heard imitation ape noises aimed at Barcelona forward Dembele, while internet users reported similar abuse from sections of the 50,000 crowd targeting Manchester United’s star Pogba.Following calls from French sports minister Laura Flessel for “European and international” action, football’s ruling body FIFA is now investigating.Although the Russian Football Union’s initial response was sceptical — its security council chief said his monitors “did not hear or record anything of the kind” — anti-discrimination inspector Alexei Smertin later said a RFU probe was already underway.The Russian parliament’s deputy speaker, Igor Lebedev — a sports fanatic who sits on the RFU’s executive committee — addressed racist abuse the way few football officials had done before.“I want to call on fans to stop this,” he told the Championat sports news site.“This is not just a problem with our fans’ perception of African American and black players.“The problem is elsewhere: none of this bad behaviour will stop until we start punishing it.”Russia’s history of all forms of discrimination stretches back to its Soviet era and is rarely tackled head on.Critics say it is only being fomented by a mix of nationalist and socially conservative Kremlin ideology that at times borders on xenophobia.Lebedev further appealed to Russians’ sense of patriotism and pride in “our nation’s prestige”.“Do we want to embarrass the country?” he asked.– ‘Ultras’ and bananas –Racism is especially closely associated with football because of the right-wing hooligans and club “ultras” attracted to the game.The scourge swept across Europe and was especially severe in countries such as England and Italy between the 1970s and 1990s.This hatred spilled onto Russian football stadiums in the last two decades as clubs began signing African and Latin American players.One of the starkest episodes saw Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos walk off the pitch in disgust after a banana was thrown his way in 2011.“I hope that the Russian football authorities get to grips with this,” he said at the time.Fellow Brazilian Hulk complained after another incident in 2015 that “nobody is paying attention to this problem, neither the referees nor the RFU.”The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) anti-discrimination network reported 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016/17 season.But for French former World Cup winner Lilian Thuram, nothing concrete is being done to resolve the problem: “Is there any real will on the part of FIFA, the Russian federation or society in general to address this issue ?“If this happens during the World Cup, will the referee stop the game? I doubt it.“We will only see how serious FIFA are if they decide to stop a game.”Anti-discrimination officer Smertin has been one of the sport’s most vocal proponents of change.The former Spartak and Chelsea midfielder visits schools and has organised a Moscow State University course for combating discrimination in football.Smertin now wants to introduce similar studies nationwide.“These lessons won’t just be about football but about dialogue between different people,” he wrote in the Moscow Times.“And football, in my opinion, is a great platform for dialogue.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Letterkenny multimedia company celebrates 5 years in business

By on December 29, 2019

first_imgLetterkenny based multimedia company, SocialBiz Ireland, are marking a special 5-year anniversary this year.SocialBiz Ireland is a social media focussed inbound marketing company who specialise in content creation for web, social media and direct marketing campaigns. SocialBiz also offer product photography services as well as video production making them a one stop media shop. SocialBiz clients The Waterfront Hotel Dungloe recently received best newcomer at the recent Irish Restaurant Awards. This award represents the best break-through establishment that has been in operation for less than 12 months offering an impressive dining experience, innovative menu and has had significant impact in the industry within a short time and they will have proven marketing abilities for which SocialBiz are responsible for.Joe O’Donnell the managing director at SocialBiz said “At the moment one of the most important aspects of social media management is inbound correspondence” adding that “it is vitally important to make sure all inbound messages are answered and responded to within 5 to 10 minutes.“If you create good content and it gets engagement then you can expect that people will use the platform they have viewed it on to make contact be it Facebook, Instagram or your own website.” SocialBiz Ireland create content and run digital media campaigns for various types of business and are promoting Irish business overseas with structured campaigns and cool and interesting content.SocialBiz are unique in a sense that they create all the elements that are needed to make online campaigns successful in house including design, photography, video, and writing as well as posting and scheduling the content on behalf of their clients.If you would like to chat to a member of the SocialBiz team you can request a call back by emailing:E: media@socialbiz.ie T: +353 7491 03612 www.socialbiz.ieLetterkenny multimedia company celebrates 5 years in business was last modified: March 22nd, 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:socialbizlast_img read more

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USL REVIEW: ALL THE MATCH REPORTS AND RESULTS FROM THE WEEKEND’S ACTION

By on December 27, 2019

first_imgUSL Results & Reports – 4 Lanterns USL ResultsLetterkenny Rovers 3-3 Drumkeen Utd Finn Harps Res. 0-1 Cockhill Celtic Derry City Res. 4-2 Swilly RoversFanad Utd. 1-2 Bonagee UtdDrumkeen Comeback Stuns RoversLetterkenny Rovers 3 Drumkeen Utd 3 Letterkenny Rovers threw away a 3 goal lead against neighbours Drumkeen in an enthralling game played in ideal conditions at Leckview Park on Thursday evening. In what many suggested was a must win game for Rovers in order to stay in title contention it was the Cathedral town men who dominated the first half. It was Drumkeen who almost opened the scoring though after only 2 minutes. Johnathan Minnock slipped while trying to clear a Benny Bonner cross and the ball fell to Ronan Coyle and his strike from 12 yards brought a great save from Jason Quinn low to his left. From then on in the first 45 minutes it was all Rovers who played their best football of the season. Owen Morrison had an audacious 35 yard lob just go over the Drumkeen crossbar while Oisin McMenamin should have scored after latching onto some hesitancy by Drumkeen before racing clear and rounding Drumkeen net minder Paul McCauley. With an open net looming McMenamin hit the post from an acute angle. Darren McElwaine came close with a header from a Matt Harkin cross while McMenamin had a couple more chances which went narrowly wide. On 42 minutes the best move of the half came when Owen Morrison fed McMenamin and his neat back heel found substitute Kevin McGrath and his shot was hit straight at the goalkeeper with the goals looming large. Oisin McMenamin spurned another opportunity right on 45 minutes when his low shot from the left just went wide with McCauley beaten. Rovers manager Trevor Scanlon would have been disappointed going into the break still scoreless but his team hit the ground running in the 2nd half and got the goal their display deserved on 49 minutes. Some neat play by McGrath in midfield sent Matty Harkin away and he found McMenamin on the left and his cross to the far side of the box found Darren McElwaine and the big Convoy man made no mistake heading across Paul McCauley in the Drumkeen goal to put Rovers ahead. Letterkenny were rampant at this stage and following good efforts from McGrath and McMenamin Rovers went 2 up on 65 minutes. Owen Morrison played a neat through ball to McMenamin down the right hand side and his cross found McElwaine who had the simplest tasks of finishing from 6 yards. Rovers went 3 up just two minutes later when Kevin McGrath played a good pass from the edge of his own box into space to set Oisin McMenamin away and this time the Newtowncunningham man found the back of the net to give Rovers what you would have thought was an unassailable lead. But Drumkeen were thrown a lifeline on 69 minutes. A quick free kick caught Rovers napping and Darren McCreadie’s deflected shot flew into the roof of the net. This seemed to inspire the visitors who had nothing to lose and they pushed David Shovlin into a central midfield role and it was Shovlin who was instrumental in the comeback. Eunan Kelly’s cross found Shovlin free in the box and his header sailed past Quinn on 74 minutes. By now the game was all about Drumkeen who were mounting wave upon wave of attack and the equaliser arrived on 79 minutes. Again Shovlin was pivotal when his mazy run through the heart of the Rovers defence led to him playing a jinked pass to Ronan Coyle and he had no difficulty slotting past Jason Quinn into the bottom corner. From then on it was all Drumkeen and the Letterkenny goal led a charmed existence with Conor Carlin and Darren Cassidy twice coming close before Eunan Kelly had the best chance right on 90 minutes to win it but his shot went narrowly wide Letterkennys title ambitions have taken a serious dent with this draw while Drumkeen manager Micky Rodgers will be happy with the fight shown by his team after being totally outplayed in the first 67 minutes. Letterkenny Rovers; Jason Quinn, Kieran Doherty, Neil Lloyd, John Doherty, Johnathan Minnock, Glenn Gallagher, Aaron O’Hagan, Matt Harkin, Darren McElwaine, Oisin McMenamin, Owen Morrison. Subs; Kevin McGrath for Lloyd 30 min, Steve Okakpu for Harkin 87 mins. Drumkeen; Paul McCauley, Justin Deasley, Benny Bonner, David Shovlin, Eunan Kelly, Philip Whyte, Darren Cassidy, Darren McCreadie, Conor Carlin, Ronan Coyle, Brian McGroary. Subs: Raymond Sweeney for Deasley 8 mins. Referee; Tommy McAree Cockhill Get Late WinnerFinn Harps Res. 0 Cockhill Celtic 1Cockhill made a bright start with Conor Winn making a good save from Malachy McDermott. Liam O’Donnell, Mark Moran and Johnny Havlin all had good chances for Cockhill as they started to get a grip on the game and putting some pressure on the Harps defence. Harps then responded with Matthew Henry making space for himself and forced a good save from Gavin Cullen in the Cockhill goal. Mark Moran had another chance as he got on the end of a Gerard McLaughlin flick on and put it past Winn’s far post under pressure from Harps defender Aaron Scanlon. Carel Tiofack put a great ball in to box and it was met by “Skinny” Bonner who met it perfectly and Cullen pulled off a great save to deny the Harps man. On the stroke of half time, Jimmy Bradley had a chance that he pulled just wide, it was then followed by a Derek Doherty effort when he was straight through on goal and somehow put it past the post. The second half started in the same pattern the first half ended as Cockhill piled the pressure on again with Malachy McDermott having two efforts saved by Winn. Substitute Garbhán Friel then had two chances to put Cockhill in front but Winn made a quick double save to keep him at bay and keep the score at 0-0. Conor McBride had a chance for Harps on 70mins as his long range effort was well gathered by Cullen. Garbhán Friel then had a goal ruled out for offside as Cockhill through everything at Harps in search of a goal. The pressure paid off as on 82mins, Friel crossed for the on rushing Jimmy Bradley who headed past the diving Winn to give Cockhill a deserved 1-0 lead. Cockhill were comfortable and saw the last few minutes out to hold on for the 3points.Derry Reserves Win AgainDerry City Res. 4 Swilly Rovers 2 Derry City Reserves cut Cockhill Celtics lead at the top of the Ulster Senior League to two points after coming from 2 goals down to get the better of Swilly Rovers in a 6 goal thriller played at Maginn Park on Wednesday evening. For the first time this season Derry City did not play any of their first team squad and it was the visitors who were unchnged form their 3-0 victory over Finn Harps on sunday who settled better. Swilly should have gone ahead when the normally reliable Lawrence Toland shot wide when well positioned following an exquisite throughball from David Fisher after only 7 minutes. For the remainder of the first half defences were predominantly on top with neither keeper having a save of note to make although Toland again had a super chance on 40 minutes after Marty McDaid did well to thread an inch perfect pass through but he somehow shot straight at the keeper. If the first half was devoid of much goalmouth action then the second half was anything but and Swilly took the lead on 49 minutes. A free kick won by Lawrence Toland 20 yards out was superbly hit by Calvin Mooney and his low shot beat Derry keeper Michael Lynch at the near post to earn the Swilly man his 8th goal in the League this season. Swilly doubled their lead on 62 minutes. David Fisher released substitute Darren Dunworth down the right and he squared it beautifully to the inrushing Marty McDaid and he slotted home with ease from 10 yards. Swilly who let go a 3-1 lead against Drumkeen a couple of weeks ago would have been wary of a Derry comeback and they didn’t have to wait long. From the kick off former Swilly player Ronan Curtis broke free and he passed to Michael Barr and his low shot somehow beat Gareth Wade to bring his side back into the game. Unbelievably Derry were level just 2 minutes later. Curtis did well to win a corner which was taken by the always lively Conor McDermott and he found the head of Georgie Kelly and he made no mistake heading home from 3 yards out. Momemtum was with the Candystripes at this stage and after half chances again to Curtis and Michael Barr they went ahead from the penalty spot on 79 minutes. Following a handball in the area by a Swilly defender referee Vincent McLaughlin awarded the penalty and Georgie Kelly had no problem beating Wade with ease. To be fair Swilly pressed hard for an equaliser and Derry net minder Michael Lynch pulled off the save of the game from Marty McDaid on 83 minutes when his shot looked goal bound. Any hopes of the Ramelton men salvaging a point were finished on 85 minutes when Paul Ramsay set up Michael Barr for his second of the night and Derrys fourth and his cool finish past Wade wrapped up the points for John Quiggs side. Wednesday games for both sides next week when Swilly play Finn Harps Reserves whilst Derry travel to Letterkenny Rovers. Derry City Res: Michel Lynch, Ryan Harkin, Ryan Doherty, Dylan McCallion, Caolan McLaughlin, Conor Harkin, Aiden McCauley, Paul Ramsay, Georgie Kelly, Conor McDermott, Michael Barr. Subs: Ronan Curtis for McCallion 60, Rory Holden for McDermott 80mins. Swilly Rovers; Gareth Wade, Duncan Patteron, Gareth Colhoun, Marty Boyce, Dylan Hegarty, Ryan Shiels, Jordan Toland, Marty McDaid, Calvin Mooney, Lawrence Toland, David Fisher. Subs; Darren Dunworth for Shiels 30, Michael McHugh for Fisher 70, Ryan McDaid for Dunworth 89mins. Ref; Vincent McLaughlinBonagee Claim Double Over Fanad Fanad Utd. 1 Bonagee Utd. 2 Bonagee United came out on top in this clash of the bottom 2. The game took time to get going as both teams tried to adapt to the swirling wind. The first chance to fell to Aaron Harkin whose shot was well saved by Shane Graham in the Fanad net. Fanad grew into the game and in the 20th minute Oisin Hasset had his shot blocked by Declan Lynch. Fanad almost took the lead from the resulting corner when Daire McDaid’s in swinger hit the bar. In the 29th minute Bonagee had keeper Darren Smyth to thank when he made a good save from Caolan McDaid after he was put in by an excellent pass from James McCahill. Bonagee broke the deadlock in the 35th minute when Aaron Harkin split the Fanad defence with a pass to Mark Harkin who finished into the bottom corner. Left back Caolan McDaid had another chance in the 43rd minute but shot over after Oisin Hasset put him through. Bonagee started the 2nd half strongly and in the 46th minute Anthony Appiah’s corner struck the post. Brian McVeigh then seen a header fly wide after a Daire McDaid corner. Bonagee extended their lead in the 50th minute when Mark Harkin’s cross was met at the near post by Aidan McLaughlin who bundled the ball in. The game went into a bit of a lull then until Fanad pulled a goal back in the 79th minute. Brian McVeigh’s through ball was met by Adam Serrinha who finished at the 2nd attempt after his initial shot was blocked. Fanad continued to press without creating any clear cut chances. Undoubtedly the clash of the match was between Glenn McNulty and Anthony Appiah with neither of these 2 young players giving to other an inch. Best fro Fanad were Glenn McNulty, Brian McVeigh and James McCahill. Best for Bonagee were Anthony Appiah, Mark Harkin and Aidan McLaughlin. Fanad United: Shane Graham, Ronan Sweeney, Caolan McDaid, Kevin Murray, Glenn McNulty, Jordan McBride, James McCahill (Conor Blaney 81), Daire McDaid (David Edwards 75), Oisin Hasset, Brian McVeigh, Adam Serrinha (Dean McCarry 85) Bonagee United: Darren Smyth, Gareth Breslin, Daryl Brown, Declan Lynch, Daryl McDermott, Frank McBrearty, Kevin Barr, Aaron Harkin, Aidan McLaughlin (Sam Murphy 76), AnthonyAppiah, MarkHarkin (Jamie Lynagh 81mins) Ref: Joe McHugh Fixtures Wednesday, May 28th at 7:30pm 4 Lanterns USLLetterkenny Rovers v Derry City Res. Ref. P. Coll; Assts. TBCDonegal News League Cup at 7:30pmGroup A Drumkeen Utd. v Cockhill Celtic Ref. P. Duddy Sunday, June 1st at 2pmDonegal News League Cup Group A Swilly Rovers v Drumkeen Utd. Group B Derry City Res. v Fanad UtdUSL REVIEW: ALL THE MATCH REPORTS AND RESULTS FROM THE WEEKEND’S ACTION was last modified: May 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Match ReportsnewsSportUSLlast_img read more

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MILFORD INN OWNERS OWE €2 MILLION TO CREDITORS AFTER SHOCK CLOSURE

By on December 25, 2019

first_imgCreditors who are owed money following the closure of the Milford Inn will be left €2 million out of pocket.A meeting of creditors was held this morning at the Silver Tassie Hotel following the shock closure of the hotel two weeks ago.The meeting was told that just €1 million could be raised from assets of the hotel but that just over €3 million was owed in loans and debts. But this leaves a major shortfall which cannot be made up.Many of the people at this morning’s meeting included suppliers as well as ordinary members of the public who had booked functions at the hotel.The Blaney Family, who own the Milford Inn and a number of other premises, have said they will try to accommodate all functions.Liquidator Tom O’Brien has been appointed to look after the liquidation of the premises. However despite the shock closure and loss of 50 jobs, the Blaney family says they are hopeful they could open the business again. MILFORD INN OWNERS OWE €2 MILLION TO CREDITORS AFTER SHOCK CLOSURE was last modified: April 17th, 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:CREDITORSMilford Innlast_img read more

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MINISTER FOR HEALTH TO OPEN NEW LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL WING

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first_imgThe Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, is to officially open the new Emergency Department and Medical Block at Letterkenny General Hospital.The opening of the new facility will take place on Friday, March 22nd at 10am.  MINISTER FOR HEALTH TO OPEN NEW LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL WING was last modified: March 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:Dr James ReillyLetterkenny General Hospitalwinglast_img read more

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CAN ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE MAKE MACLARNON CUP FINAL AN ALL-DONEGAL AFFAIR?

By on December 24, 2019

first_imgDANSKE BANK MACLARNON CUP SEMI-FINAL PREVIEWGarvaghey, Wednesday 7.30pm St Malachy’s Belfast v St Eunan’s Letterkenny St Eunan’s Letterkenny are favourites to make it an all-Donegal final in the Danske Bank MacLarnon Cup.The team standing in their way this Wednesday evening is the surprise semi-finalists St Malachy’s Belfast who had a single point to spare over a fancied Holy Trinity Cookstown at the start of February.A late pointed free from Ciaran Loaney clinched a 3-7 to 2-9 victory, but St Malachy’s led by 11 points after just 17 minutes as they tore the Cookstown defence apart.However they hit a barren spell after that and Loaney’s late free was their only score of the second half. St Malachy’s had topped their qualification group and have on board most of the St Enda’s Glengormley club side that collected the 2012 Ulster under 16 title.No fewer than eight of the school team are included in the Antrim minor squad and the likes of Ronan Hanna, Odhrán Eastwood and James McAuley will trouble any defensive line.St Eunan’s however looked good in their group games and also in Celtic Park when they defeated St Columb’s Derry in the quarter-final by 0-11 to 1-6.All-star goalie Shaun Patton had an excellent game at the back for the Donegal lads and the distance and placement of his kick-outs greatly assisted his side.Sean Hume was the scoring hero with seven points in total while 15-year-old Niall O’Donnell also impressed in the forward line in a decent all-round team performance. St Malachy’s fancied themselves against Cookstown, and being the underdog suited them. This however is a stiffer challenge and they will need more than one second half score to see this one out.St Eunan’s have the incentive of a derby final with Coláistí Inis Eoghain and that should drive them on to justify the favourites’ tag.CAN ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE MAKE MACLARNON CUP FINAL AN ALL-DONEGAL AFFAIR? was last modified: February 25th, 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:Danske BankInishowenletterkennyMacLarnon Cup FinalSt Malachy’s BelfastSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

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Baseball life, with Spencer Duggan

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgIf one thing is certain after talking to Humboldt B-52s co-founder and third baseman, Spencer Duggan, it is that he loves the game of baseball and has played plenty of it. The Arcata native, who turns 27 on Monday and dawns the number eight for his late friend David Kinsey, has been involved with baseball nonstop since graduating high school in 2007 through playing and coaching — including stints with College of the Redwoods, the Crabs and Bellevue University in Omaha, Nebraska, where he …last_img read more

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