first_imgMONTEGO BAY (JIS):Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Dr Horace Chang, has endorsed the third staging of the MoBay City Run, which is held annually to raise funds for needy tertiary students in western Jamaica.Speaking during the recent launch at the St James Parish Council’s chambers in Montego Bay, Chang said the event’s goal is consistent with the Government’s commitment to making tertiary education more accessible to students by providing them with financing options.In noting that the Government’s policy for training aims to ensure that young people are provided with a secondary education “without any significant cost”, Chang said efforts by many students to access tertiary education often incurred “a major expense”.Against this background, Chang, who is the Member of Parliament for North Western St James – where the event will be staged – lauded the MoBay City Run’s Organising Committee for its efforts over the past two years in assisting tertiary students experiencing financial challenges.He noted that Montego Bay has a significant number of talented and academically brilliant youngsters, many of whom struggle to maintain their enrolment in tertiary institutions in western Jamaica, and encouraged corporate entities and other stakeholders to support the fundraising event.ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT”Any effort to support the students is welcome and will be supported by me both at the local and national (level) as an educated population is the most essential ingredient to developing our society,” he stated.He also said the MoBay City Run has the potential to boost Jamaica’s foreign exchange earnings by broadening the range of tourism product offerings to international participants and fans of the event.”This kind of activity does engage a significant number of visitors, and these marathons and athletics events have become part of the travel industry just like entertainment and food,” the minister added.Organising committee chairperson Janet Silvera hopes to raise in excess of $6 million to fund bursaries and scholarships to assist students attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTech) western campuses; Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College; and Montego Bay Community College.She said since MoBay City Run’s first staging in 2014, approximately 100 students have benefited each year from the proceeds and added that the committee planned to double the number of beneficiaries this year.Some 3,000 racers are expected to participate in the 5K and 10K run and walk events, set for Sunday, May 1.last_img read more

first_img POOR STATE OF CRICKET As was revealed through a press release, former West Indies captain and doughty middle-order batsman Jimmy Adams has taken over as the director of cricket at Cricket West Indies (CWI). Adams, at age 49, has taken the post after Australian Richard Pybus elected to blow the whistle on his contract, ending it without exercising an option to renew. It has been reported that following the demise of the sacked coach, Phil Simmons, the former Jamaica College scholar had sought that vacancy, having had a similar role at the Kent County Cricket Club in England. However, the story is told that a piece of advice came from way up – and there is emphasis on the high level from which it came – to change course. Once Adams’ sights were set on a higher plane, and the call came, it was only left for the terms to be successfully negotiated. The news of the appointment was accompanied by a statement from Adams which said, “I am very excited to be directly involved in Caribbean cricket once again, and I look forward to working with all those committed to moving the game forward in the West Indies.” Foster’s Fairplay is drawn to his words “those committed.” The question to be asked here is, how much recognition there is of the level of that commodity which will be involved. Many will argue that a pair of back-to-back T20 global trophies tastes good to the buds that govern that sensation, but it is not the lingering effect of the sumptuous gourmet meal that skipper Lloyd, ‘Sir Viv’ Richards, Greenidge, Haynes and four ferocious fast bowlers of that era served up. It is the abysmal state of Test cricket that, most urgently, needs to be tackled frontally. The current bottom-of-the-barrel situation is quite debilitating, made more so by the team being well off the pace for an agonisingly extended period. The actual date of the announcement was January 10, just over a month ago. One would have thought that the new director would, by now, have been brought to the public to announce sections of a battle plan that is mandatory to what must be an ambitious recovery programme. Foster’s Fairplay sees the absence of such a positive move as a platform to question the level of commitment that is available to assist Adams on his declared mission. CWI President Dave Cameron and his Dominican pal Emmanuel Nanthan are set to return to the helm unopposed come March 24. Thankfully, on a more parochial note, the boss finally garnered (no pun intended) the support from his homeboys. It could have been unsettling not to enjoy that extra energy going forward. All this speaks to there being no necessity for what could be the distraction of an active campaign for leadership. Leaders in this position are not unknown to claim that there is unfinished business to be tackled in the third term. They tend to see it as a major plank in their thrust for re-election. One hopes that with that anxiety out of the way, the efforts to get Adams and, by extension, upward movement in the game on a fresh path, are absolutely crucial. If there is one factor to be held responsible for the perilous and pitiful state of West Indies cricket, it must be the introduction of the limited-overs version. Admittedly, in times past, the great ones would have acquired the skills to do well in all formats. But the cricketers of today seem unable to develop the technique and discipline inherent in the longer game in order to establish command there as well. With that in mind, why should they, when four lofted hits in the deep can earn a tail-end batsman a hefty contract to play Twenty20 cricket in one of the private leagues? This is what Adams will be up against. How will he rekindle the interest, let alone the zeal that will get the youngsters to make the West Indies great again. Who knows? It might very well be that the Jamaica College old boy holds the trump card. The region will soon see. Email: lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

first_imgPALMDALE – Two bond measures that would impose new taxes on property owners to help build more schools were failing Tuesday to draw the 55 percent voter approval they need to pass, according to early returns. The $177.5 million Measure E was proposed to help the Antelope Valley Union High School District pay for high schools in southeast Palmdale and in either southwest Palmdale or west Lancaster, and to complete construction of Eastside High and expand Quartz Hill High. Westside Union School District’s $67.5 million Measure K was proposed to help build three elementary schools and a middle school. If passed, Measure E would raise property taxes about $30 per $100,000 assessed valuation, which is slightly more than what property owners already pay on a high school bond measure passed by voters in 2002. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2If passed, Measure K would raise property taxes about $27 per $100,000 assessed valuation. Westside property owners already pay about $18 per $100,000 assessed valuation on a tax approved in 1989 that nine years later was extended until 2026. (661) 267-5742 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 RANKED tense Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions latest De Bruyne was forced off against Fulham and has been ruled out for six weeks revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BEST OF Most Read In Football Team newsThe hosts have recalled Ilkay Gundogan, the midfielder, but not defender Nicolas Otamendi for Wednesday’s clash having recovered from injuries. Kevin De Bruyne is back on the sidelines with a knee injury.Taison misses out for Shakhtar, who could also be without Taras Stepanenko, Marlos and Fernando. 2 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Confirmed line-upsMan City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Silva (C), Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling, JesusSubs: Muric, Danilo, Gundogan, Aguero, Delph, Sane, OtamendiShakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Ismaily, Rakitskyy, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Stepanenko, Maycon, Taison, Kovalenko, Bolbat, Junior Moraes.Subs: Shevchenko, Butko, Khocholava, Kayode, Dentinho, Patrick, Nem. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The Etihad hosts Wednesday’s clash Manchester City will book their place in the Champions League round-of-16 if they beat Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday evening.City also need Lyon to beat Hoffenheim in Group F’s other match if they are to make it to the knockout stage on matchday four of their European Cup campaign. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY gameday cracker Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? LATEST whoops Pep Guardiola’s side secured a 3-0 defeat of their Ukrainian opponents two weeks ago, with Shakhtar currently rooted at the foot of the table with just two points to their name.What the managers are sayingPep Guardiola (Man City): “The next game is always the most important and my main concern at the moment is to reach the knockout stage in good condition. If we can win the next two home matches in the Champions League we will be there.”Paulo Fonseca (Shakhtar Donetsk): “When they have the ball, they keep it exceptionally well. And they have so much quality. If you press them high, they have the quality at the back – including the goalkeeper – to simply pass the ball through your press. Or they can also go long, and in players like [Leroy] Sane and [Raheem] Sterling, they have very fast players. So you have to find another way to defend.” scrap Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more

first_imgA CO Donegal man whose son took on Gardaí in court after his car was seized and won says more motorists need to legally challenge the practice.John Doherty spoke out after both Customs and Gardaí seized a total of 60 vehicles across the county in the past three weeks.The Customs seizures related to UK-registered vehicles which hadn’t Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) paid. The Garda seizures related mainly to non-payment of road tax. But despite losing a court case five years ago over the practice, Gardaí are continuing to seize vehicles.John’s son John Jnr had his car seized in Letterkenny five years ago. It was registered in Northern Ireland at the time.“The garda in the case said he was seizing John’s car under Section 139 of the 1992 Finance Act,” said John Snr who is part of the Irish Drivers Association lobby group.“John replied that by taking his car the garda was in breach of his rights under European Law, specifically articles 25 and 39 of the Treaty of Rome; that gardai would be in breach of his rights on freedom of movement as well as in breach of diue process under the Irish Constitution.“This effectively says that seizure of goods more than the amount allegedly owed to the State is illegal.”John Snr also confronted Gardai who said his son had a Republic of Ireland drivers’ license. But he responded that it was a European-wide license, which allows him to hire a car whilst abroad – without breaking any laws.It took more than two years for the case to get to court where John Jnr rejected a plea bargain offer on charges of resisting arrest and possession of a foreign-registered vehicle.“The Gardai regretted taking the case to court and offered to drop the resisting arrest charges if the VRT charge was pleaded to but we rejected this,” said John Snr.“In court we told Judge Kevin Kilrane that John had told the garda on the night that failure to deal with the matter by summons was breaching his rights and the judge agreed.“He told the garda that in future he should follow due process. The cases were thrown out of court.”He says the Irish Drivers Association is now advising motorists how to handle a situation where a car is being seized.“What the association are advising people when confronted by customs or Gardai about car seizures in relation to road tax or customs duties/VRT is simply to inform the respective officer that he/she must follow due process and issue them with a summons,” said John.“Every officer has a duty of care to uphold that person’s Constitutional rights.That way they get a fair trial by a court. No roadside penalties should be paid in lieu of going to court. No seizure fee should be paid. By enforcing any of these penalties the State denies you your constitutional right to a fair trial in court.“This is now a fact and has been proven in Letterkenny Court in the case of DPP v John Doherty. Judge Kilrane told the Garda that it was a draconian measure to lift anyone’s car on the roadside. Striking out the case, the judge told the Garda ‘in future guard, follow due process’.”Due Process – the lawThis is the guidance given to motorists from the Irish Drivers Association:Irish constitutional law1. The 3rd amendment to the constitution. Ireland’s accession to Europe. Known as the 1972 European Communities Act. This is where the Gov of 1992 signed up to the terms of the treaty of Rome.2. Constitutional lawThe constitution is the highest law in the land and no other acts of law introduced by governments shall supersede same. The constitution can only be changed or amended by the people by means of a referendum.3. The 1992 Finance Act is an introduction of law which supposedly gives Gardai and Customs the powers of seizure which is contrary to article 15.which states “The Oireachtas shall not enact any law which is in any way repugnant to the constitution or any part thereof.”4. Article 38 The right to a Fair TrialArticle 38 the right to a fair trial in court by a Judge/ jury. If Gardai and customs start to act as judge jury and executioner on the roadside then we no longer need the courts.5. Article 37Every person appointed a judge shall swear an oath to uphold the constitution. And should bring it to the attention of the court where summons are been issued under the 1992 finance act giving powers of seizure is contrary to constitutional law.6. Article 43 property rightsYour property is yours and can not be seized detained or otherwise unless on foot of a court order signed by a Judge not a ( court clerk ) in other words if it’s not signed by a judge it’s not Valid.………………………………………………………European law. Treaty of RomeEuropean principles of proportionalityA court order can not be issued to collect revenue if the property exceeds that which is due to the state. In short they can only lift to the value of, but not above.Treaty article 10Member states shall take appropriate measures to ensure fulfilment of the obligations arising out of the treaty.Article 14The community shall adopt measuresWith the aim of establishing the internal Market over a period expiring on the 31.12.92Article 25Customs duties on imports and exports and (charges having equivalent effect) /VRT shall be prohibited between member states.Article 39. Free movement.The free movement of goods. Persons. And capital.‘WE WON COURT CASE WHEN GARDAÍ SEIZED CAR – YOU CAN DO THE SAME’ – CAMPAIGNER was last modified: April 12th, 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:CUSTOMSGardaiIrish Drivers AssociationJohn DohertyprotestRevenueroad taxVRTlast_img read more

first_imgHad there never been a Derek McMahon, the Donegal Motor Club would have been a boring place. Derek shot from the hip, and was on board from the start of motorsport in Donegal and was proud to put our county locally and internationally on the map. That was how “Big D” as he was known worked.The Donegal Motor Club held its first rally in the hills near Cranford outside Milford in the early seventies. It’s no coincidence that Milford, Derek’s home town was where the MotorClub’s seeds were sown.Derek was one of the top Donegal drivers in the earlier years, driving a Hilman Imp Stiletto before a brief season in a RS2000 MkI and then on to his great drives in  Avengers and Sunbeams. These brands complemented his car dealership, Mc Mahon Bros. in Milford and Letterkenny. The late Derek Mc Mahon pictured his with his son Arthur at the homecoming for Mini To Monte Carlo. The Mc Mahon’s sponsored all my fuel through Donegal Oil Co. and Shell for the charity run from Letterkenny to Monte Carlo in aid of the Donegal Hospice in 2005. Photo Brian Mc DaidThe trend in Donegal back in them years  for so many to rally Hilman Avengers and Talbot Sunbeams  was  influenced by Derek rallying these cars. Derek famously cleaned one of the old street water pumps out of its roots with his rally car while competing on the rally through the streets of Ramelton one year.For Derek McMahon his motorsport career started in Milford but Derek was a regular in motorsport sponsorship forming his racing team in the late seventies, Derek McMahon Racing . He was a familiar face around the racetracks of Europe.One of the drivers to benefit from Derek’s team was Derek Daly who was sponsored by him in the 70’s.An extract for ‘Motorsport Magazine’ in 1979 reads as follows;  “The large figure of Derek McMahon – the figure behind Derek Daly’s early career – is a welcome sight in Bolton for he is linked with a three-car equip of new Chevron B47s for Bernard Devaney (another quick refugee from FF1600 and the Emerald Isle), Swede Stefan Johansson and Marlboro-sponsored Eddie Jordan. All  were competitive at Silverstone.”Derek Daly’s journey to F1 was thanks to the support of Donegal’s Derek Mc Mahon. The other man mentioned in that passage was Eddie Jordan who went on to become the first Irish Man to have a Formula 1  racing team . Eddie Jordan never forgot Derek’s support in them early years and Derek was one of the guest invited on TV when Jordan was honoured in ‘This is your Life’. Milford’s “Big D” was as comfortable sitting in Milford as Monte Carlo and was known through out the Motorsport world and will be sadly missed.Rest in Peace Derek.This week’s car review; Hyundai launch their new hybrid the IoniqI recently tested  the Hyundai Ioniq,which was on show at the open day at Terence Diver’s showrooms in Letterkenny.  I  found it hard enough to find the Ioniq parked in a row of new Hyundai i35s,  apparently that’s just the way Hyundai want it. They want their hybrids to look main stream like the rest of their range.  There were two versions on show; the hybrid version and the all electric version. I managed to get a drive in the Hybrid in between customers waiting to get a spin in the new motor. The hybrid is very stylish on the road and seemed to get a lot of attention.The classy looking Hyundai Hybrid which we gat a chance to drive this week. Photo Brian McDaidWhen I am in a hybrid it never seems that bad sitting in a traffic jam because the car is not wasting any fuel and the automatic gearbox comes into its own to move the car with the least amount of  pressure on the driver. We soon are out on the open road and the Hyundai produced a good turn of power from the combination of it 1.6 petrol engine and electrical motor.The interior of the new All Electric Hyundai which is on show at Diver’s Hyundai in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidThe manufactures claim over 80 miles per gallon in ideal situations which will be one of the great benefits of running this car day to day. The other big benefit will be how little impact it will have on the environment,  which is a big concern to everyone unless you’re the president in waiting of America,  Donald Trump!I will be doing a longer test in the Hyundai Ioniq in the new year, but for the short time a had the car away from  the busy showroom at the weekend, I was well impressed. Our car was finished in a beautiful white and the the over all shape is just class looking especially around the tailgate. The other thing that makes this car very normal to drive is the option on the six speed automatic gearbox  to switch to manual which in turn converts the speedometer to rev counter in the middle of the dash. It puts the driver in control. It’s worth saying and a sign of things to come that now the new automatic gearbox which by the way  does so much more now than just changing gears are easier in fuel in a hybrid than even the manual mode is.And finally .. racing McRea round McAdoo’s I recently came across an old photo I took of the late and great Colin McRea when he graced our county to compete in the Donegal Rally a couple of years back . On the week running into the rally my editors were asking me to keep an eye out for  the Scotsman so we would have a photo of him for the front of our local papers to preview the upcoming rally that weekend.I wasn’t having much luck getting him and was in the process of picturing Donegal’s big hopeful that year, Paul Harris. I arranged to meet Paul in Ramelton, telling him my about my lack of luck with McRea. As I was taking his picture Paul let a roar out of him, ‘there he’s there, there he’s there!’I looked around  and we could see the famous Scott going whizzing past us. I quickly took Paul’s picture and made a hopeful pursuit in the chance of catching McRea.  On the straight out of Ramelton I could see the Lexus than McRea was driving passing the slower moving traffic. Every time he passed a car I was able to slot into the space he overtook from. By the time we got as far as McAdoo’s corner at the end of the long straight I was on his bumper.A relived Colin McRea pictured as he poses for a photo outside the Milford Inn many years ago when he competed in the Donegal Rally. His is pictured with his co-driver Nicky Grist who both through the person looking for to take their photo was the police. they were pictured with Dermott Hannigan from Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidSo now I am thinking how am I going to get him stopped?  I could see what look like his famous co-driver Nicky Grist in the passengers side looking at a map, but now he was looking at the map as it they were tourists! As we arrived on the outskirts of Milford , McRea made a late decision to turn off into the Milford Inn and I made an even later decision to follow him.They sat in the car for a while before getting out. I decided to leave the camera behind me and go over and ask their permission to take a photograph of them, rather than grasping a fan-like photo of them, I knocked on the window on the Lexus they were driving and Colin McRea rolled down his window, introduced myself from the local paper,  and asked if I could get a photo of them  “Aye Nah problem”,  was the reply for the famous Scott .Then he bust out laughing, and with a relived voice he said ‘he thought you were following us cause you were the police!’It was great to meet Colin and his co driver Nicky Grist that day who were pictured with local man Dermott Hannigan.Happy motoring folks.DD Motoring: The end of an era; the late Derek McMahon was last modified: November 17th, 2016 by Brian McDaidShare 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_img Tags: bright stars fcCECAFA Kagame CupKCCA FCproline fcSC Villa Muwanga had an injury-hit first year at KCCA FC last season. (PHOTO/Agency)LUGOGO – Proline FC has signed former SC Villa and Bright Stars captain from KCCA FC Bernard Muwanga on a year long loan deal ahead of the CECAFA tournament in Rwanda.Muwanga struggled to find playing time at KCCA FC last season and spent most of the time sidelined with injuries.Before joining KCCA, he was captain at Bright Stars Football Club and SC Villa.The newly promoted side, will leave for Rwanda on Wednesday 3rd- July where they will be taking part in the 2019 CECAFA Kagame Cup tournament.The 2018/19 Uganda Cup winners have also made other additions to the team including the return of defender Yusuf Mukisa and Saka MpiimaMukisa and Mpiima will stay with the club for one more year after renewing their contract.The same applies to Stanbic Uganda Cup MVP Mustafa Mujuzi, Sam Kintu, Ibrahim Sendi, who will stay with the Lugogo based side for two more years.The other new recruits include; Andrew Isiagi Okiring signed from Police Football Club on a three-year deal and goalkeeper Sharif Magola signed from Kiboga Young.Proline is in Group C of the CECAFA Kagame Cup alongside APR, Heegan FC and Green Buffaloes.Comments last_img read more

first_imgOne of Donegal’s greatest ever players has announced his retirement.Four-time All-Star and former GAA Player of the Year, Karl Lacey has become the latest of the 2012 All-Ireland winners to step away from inter-county football.In a statement issued in the last hour, the Four Masters man thanked all those who had helped him enjoy his career in GAA. The following is the statement in full.“Having allowed some dust to settle on our season, I now feel ready toannounce my retirement from the Donegal senior football team.“I have experienced almost everything with the Donegal footballers overthese past 14 seasons and more, from desperate defeats to the crowningglory winning the Sam Maguire in 2012 and everything in between.They are games and days and friendships that will live with me forever.“I am thankful for the opportunities given to me over the course of mycareer, and grateful to the players who played alongside me and thecoaches who guided me throughout it. “With them, I was able to win League, Ulster, All-Ireland andindividual honours, and for that I very thankful. In addition to mytime with Donegal, I was honoured to be selected for my country andplay in the 2006 and 2011 International Rules series.“Now, I embark on a different phase of my life – that of a formercounty footballer.“I will continue to play with Four Masters, with whom I first kicked aball and with whom I will kick my last.“I am enjoying increased responsibility in my job at LYIT and I haveenjoyed dipping my toe into coaching in recent times, most recentlywith the Donegal development squads.“I am soon to be married to my fiancee Ciara. Our son Noah has been alight in both our lives. They have made many sacrifices so that Icould continue to pursue my inter county career and I am eternallygrateful to them for that. Statement issued by the Donegal GAACumann Lúthchleas Gael Dhún na nGall wishes to acknowledge thecontribution of Karl Lacey to our county teams over the course of 14seasons at adult level.Donegal’s most decorated footballer, Karl has been a tremendousambassador for the county throughout that time, and was rightlyhonoured with 4 All Star awards and the ultimate Footballer of theYear award in 2012.He was, of course, an integral part of the Donegal squad that broughtsuch success to the county over recent years on the provincial andnational stages. The exploits of that team, and the joy it brought toDonegal people at home and abroad will live long in the memory. As well as playing with the seniors this year, Karl also served as astrength and conditioning coach with the county under-age developmentsquads. We are delighted that he is giving the benefit of hisexperience to the next generation of Donegal footballers.We extend every good wish to Karl in his retirement.Profile of Karl LaceyKarl Lacey made his championship debut with Donegal in 2004 as asubstitute versus Antrim.In the course of the past 14 seasons, he played a record-equalling 65championship matches with Donegal. (A record he shares with ChristyToye.)In all, he has played 148 times for the Donegal senior football team.In that time, he won:1 x Donegal SFC with Four Masters in 20031 x Buncrana Cup (U16) in 20001 x NFL Division 2 in 20111 x NFL Division 1 in 20073 x Ulster Senior Football Championship in 2011, 2012, 20141 x All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 20123 x Railway Cup in 2007, 2009, 2012.2 International Rules Series 2006, 20114 x All Star awards in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 20121 x GAA Footballer of the Year, 2012Karl Lacey announces his retirement from inter-county football was last modified: September 2nd, 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:donegalGAAkarl laceyretireslast_img read more

first_imgAs part of its support for the national drive to encourage healthy eating – especially amongst young and growing children – banana importers Fyffes is hosting National Banana Day which takes place on Wednesday April 18th.Parents and budding little chefs throughout the county are invited by Fyffes to put their culinary talents to work, all in support of Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Those taking part are asked to create their own banana-inspired dishes and recipe suggestions that, in turn, can be posted on Fyffes own social media pages, with winning creations to feature also on a pop-up kitchen menu being created for the occasion.Those wishing to support Temple Street with a €4 donation can do so also by texting the word BANANA to 50300 of which a minimum €3.25 will go directly to the Hospital.Donegal asked to ‘go bananas’ in support of Temple Street Children’s Hospital was last modified: April 5th, 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:bananasdonegaldublinfyffesrecipesTemple Street Children’s Hospitallast_img read more

first_imgWest Donegal is to host a brand new music festival and it’s set t be a scorcher.SULT is a two-day Annual Outdoor Music Festival which aims to encourage huge interest in Gaoth Dobhair by offering a natural haven of fun, excitement, music and entertainment for the festival enthusiast.The Initial SULT Committee was set up in early 2017 and consisted of four members: Brian McCafferty from whom the idea was proposed, Geraldine Boyle as Secretary, Pearse Doherty as Treasurer and Anne Marie Blair as PR Manager. After extensive research organisers embraced the idea of injecting a much-needed buzz and excitement to the area through music and craic and the project was adopted.The Non for Profit Committee has now grown in strength and boasts 15 members who all live locally.Their main objective is to ‘Give back to the Community’ by pulling our Skill-Sets to organise and deliver a 2 day Annual Outdoor Music Festival on our stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way in Magheragallon, Gweedore on 6th and 7th July 2018. Profits from the festival will be re-invested in local community projects.The Festival will host a Disco on Friday evening 6th, while well-renowned live bands will play from 4pm till late on Saturday 7th. SULT aims to offer all of the ingredients of a well-established Festival in its premier year offering an attractive line-up, spacious marquee, good variety of catering units, security, shuttle buses, taxis and of course local accommodation readily available.Gweedore and the surrounding areas is bursting with musicians of every genre and this Festival will provide a platform to showcase some of our accomplished local talent alongside more popular national headline acts:Line Up:Keywest – HeadlineThe LoguesRyan SheridanDanny & JamesFast as FolkWhy not suss out Donegal’s newest music festival – SULT! was last modified: April 20th, 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:Gaoth Dobhairmusic festivalSULTlast_img read more