To Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, He is not worried about the state in which his team is going through a little more than a week after receiving Atlético de Madrid in the round of the knockout stages of the Champions League.“It was a very intense game,” Klopp said after falling in the FA Cup against Chelsea, adding his second consecutive defeat. “We made seven changes (regarding the last match) because we knew it was going to be intense, but I’m not worried about this moment. It’s football. ““We never thought it would be an easy season, neither an easy stretch of the season nor an easy match. It has always been difficult, but we have been fine. We just haven’t been so good at the decisive moments and that is what we have to accept, “added the German. After winning over the West Ham United horn some days ago, Liverpool lost 3-0 to Watford and this Tuesday was eliminated from the FA Cup against Chelsea, losing to Stamford Bridge 2-0.Liverpool will have the task of going back to Atlético de Madrid in just one week. 1-0 against the first leg in the Wanda Metropolitano.
The hard-fought rights and empowerment of the Amerindian people seem to be rapidly reversing, according to former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall.A scene from the Amerindian Heritage celebrations in Kuru KururuHe made these comments during the Amerindian Heritage Day celebration in Kuru Kururu over the weekend.Speaking on behalf of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, the parliamentarian noted that Amerindian Heritage Month is the ideal time to celebrate the history, culture, struggles and accomplishments of Amerindians since they settled on this land.“Indeed, there is much to celebrate. Today, Amerindians have access to nursery, primary and secondary education in their communities. They have access to primary healthcare in their communities; some communities even have access to computers. Today, Amerindians are doctors, lawyers and are in other professional pursuits,” Nandlall told a sizeable crowd.He pointed out that in addition to celebrating, it was also a time to reflect on the struggles and sacrifices which were made to make these achievements possible.“Some of the same problems which our fore-parents struggled against are still affecting our progress,” he stated.Nandlall posited that discrimination, particularly against Amerindians, was becoming rampant again.“Two thousand Amerindians were dismissed within the first month of this Government taking office. There is an attempt by some to rewrite history in order to dislodge Amerindians as the first people who came to this land; computers and solar panels which were purchased for Amerindian communities by our Government were diverted away from the Amerindians by this Government,” he outlined.He noted too that they faced obstacles in hosting the heritage celebrations.“In relation to this event, you are aware of the battle you have had in relation to the venue for this event. Non-Amerindians have hijacked from you the ground which you have used to develop over the last 15 years to host this event. They have even attempted to hijack this event from you. But you stood firm and resisted them. They are attempting, also to steal from you, your Community Development Council (CDC),” he stated.Concerns were raised that Government was attempting to hijack the National Toshaos Council (NTC) last year.Former Indigenous Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai had complained of the failure of the Government to inform NTC members (who are Toshaos) within the stipulated timeframe and hijacked the planning of the conference, which was the responsibility of the Council.Nandlall, however, pledged that the PPP/C would continue to speak out against such injustices and work towards ensuring the eradication of discrimination against the Amerindian population.“I want to assure you that the People’s Progressive Party shall stand with you and will fight to ensure that these facilities are not taken away from you. Therefore, as we celebrate, we must be conscious of what is taking place around us and be vigilant to protect our gains,” he emphasised.
A 25 acre farm in Drumkeen which was due to go under the hammer at an Allsops Auction in Dublin yesterday was withdrawn.The lands, which were number 111 on the list, had a reserve price of €30,000 before it was due to appear at the auction at Dublin’s RDS.However, the farm at Aughagault was withdrawn from the auction. A number of people, included some who travelled from Donegal, protested at the auction. DONEGAL FARM WITHDRAWN FROM AUCTION AT LAST MINUTE was last modified: October 16th, 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:ALLSOPauctionDrumkeenfarm
Donegal boat-owners have been warned to be vigilant after a spate of engine thefts.The stolen Honda boat engine taken from Inver last Friday.The latest robbery took place in Inver on Friday night when a €2,000 Honda engine was taken from a boat at low tide.Last summer a number of similar thefts took place across the county. The owner of the engine has appealed for anyone who knows of its whereabouts to contact them.Not only has the engine been robbed, but the fishermen who use the engine have now been robbed of their livelihood.“The engine was worth €2000, and not only have the thieves stolen their engine, they’ve taken their livelihood along with it, no engine, no fishing. It was a low tide, so there was easy access to the boats, the thieves may have got lucky, but more than likely knew what they were at,” said the owner.The stolen engine was a 20hp Honda Outboard 2008, and it was taken between 1.30am – 8am from the The Port, Inver. CRIME ALERT: BOAT OWNERS WARNED AFTER €2,000 ENGINE TAKEN was last modified: April 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalengineHondainverstolen
The dead squirrel found yesterday. Pic by Bren Whelan.Nature lovers are going nuts after vandals removed signs reacted to protect a colony of endangered red squirrels in a Donegal beauty spot.Rare red squirrels are only found in a handful of counties including Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Fermanagh.The posters erected at Lis na Gra woods in Muff.A protection programme to help the red squirrels to survive against the threat of its cousin the grey squirrel has been hugely successful at Lis na Gra Woods in Muff on the Inishowen Peninsula.Locals walking in the woods have even been hand-feeding the squirrels who have become very tame. However a recent road death of one of the rare red squirrels promoted a local nature group to erect signs on trees asking motorists to slow down.The signs, erected by nature group Wild Inishowen, read ‘Kill your speed and not our red squirrels.’But just a couple of days after being put up the signs have mysteriously been ripped down.Locals are outraged and confused as to that the signs have been removed. Dermott McLaughlin of Wild Inishowen said his group are baffled as to why the signs were taken down.“I dont know why or who took them down. They were erected to highlight a threat to one of most iconic protected wildlife species. I certainly would be interested in knowing the reasoning behind their act,” he said.NUTS! ANGER AS POSTERS TO PROTECT RARE SQUIRRELS RIPPED DOWN was last modified: November 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmuffpostersRed SquirrelstrafficWild Inishowen
Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has revealed how he would reinvigorate the Provincial and All-Ireland Championships in the GAA by devising a two-tier All-Ireland series.Jim McGuinness has devised a fascinating system which he believes will reinvigorate the entire GAA championship.There has been growing pressure on GAA powerbrokers to dissolve the Provincial Championships after a series of mismatches so far this summer.However, McGuinness has devised a system in which the Provincial Championships retain their importance. He has also incorporated the Allianz National League into his plans to dictate seeding for the top-tier and second-tier competitions for the All-Ireland Series.That idea would also breath life into the league and make every single game carry significant importance.McGuinness has produced some superb ideas and is something that GAA chiefs should really look at as a template for change.In his weekly column in The Irish Times, McGuinness penned his revolutionary thoughts which has already gained a huge support from GAA followers online. McGuinness’s plans make the league exciting again to dictate positions in the All-Ireland series, and even those who slip out of the top-tier group for the race for the Sam Maguire can get back into the top-tier by winning their respective Provincial Championship.McGuinness wrote in The Irish Times, “I read last week about the intention of the Gaelic Players Association to canvass its players on the structures of the All-Ireland championship. Dessie Farrell was at pains to point out that he felt the provincial championship has run its course. And although I could sympathise with Dessie’s viewpoint, the idea set alarm bells off in my mind.It is obvious to me that the All-Ireland championship needs some kind of shake-up or a new dynamic. But simply dissolving the provincial championships, which have provided the super-structure of the All-Ireland summers for over one 100 years, is not the answer to my mind.In fact, I think it would be a disastrous move for Gaelic football. Once a thing is gone, it is gone. The provincial system is far from perfect. But if you simply do away with it, it means that instead of five trophies on offer, you would be left with just one. And I know that in Donegal, winning the Ulster championship was critical in terms of creating a new space to challenge for the All-Ireland.It got me thinking about ways in which we could improve the structure of the All-Ireland football championship – and, more importantly, to address the widening gap between the powerful counties and those struggling to stay in touch. The recent mismatch between Dublin and Longford provided further substance for those who would argue that the provincial system has run its course. I don’t agree with that. What if we came up with a structure which linked the National Football League, the provincial championships and the All-Ireland? And in doing so created two distinct All-Ireland competitions for the first 16 and second 16 ranked counties at the end of the process?Top-tier groupLet’s agree in theory that by the end of July, say, we are left with two distinct All-Ireland championship competitions, featuring two groups of 16. The top-tier group, consisting of the 16 highest-ranked teams in Ireland, would play eight knockout games with the winners progressing to the All-Ireland quarter-finals and so on until a county lifts the Sam Maguire.The same would occur in the other bracket, which would obviously need a suitable name and a cup: that would be up to the GAA to decide upon. But how do we arrive at identifying which teams are in each bracket?This is where the National League comes in. The All-Ireland championship grade one and grade two competitions would be based on league ranking and provincial championship performance.Let’s look at the race for Sam Maguire, in the grade one All-Ireland. The top six teams in Division One and the two teams promoted from Division Two would form the first eight ranked teams. The two teams relegated from Division One would rank number ninth and 10th respectively. The team that finishes third in Division Two is ranked number 11. However, the 12th ranking would be held for the winners of the grade two All-Ireland competition the previous year. That leaves four places reserved for the provincial championship winners – irrespective of where they finished in the league. So in effect, only the top 11 teams in the league would be guaranteed a seeding in the Sam Maguire bracket. If the top-seed teams also won the provincial titles – as will frequently happen – then the top 15 league teams – and the winner of the previous season’s second-tier championship – go into the grade one All-Ireland play-offs.So, to give a scenario: Wicklow earn league promotion from Division Three to Division Two and qualify for the Sam Maguire grade one All-Ireland as the lowest-ranking or 16th-seeded team at the end of the league. They then play the Leinster championship and lose in the first round. But that is okay: their league work is worth something.Let’s say Mayo are the top-seeded team. Then Wicklow will play Mayo – and at home if they win the toss – in a last-16 knockout game with a place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals at stake. Wouldn’t that make it worthwhile scrapping to get out of Division Three?But there is a proviso here. Let’s say Kildare have had a miserable league and are demoted to Division Three and therefore are out of the top 16 when the championship starts. They are facing a summer in the second-tier knockout series. In essence, they aren’t playing for the Sam Maguire – which is a huge psychological blow for such a strong football county. But they catch fire in the Leinster Championship – and they win it. This guarantees their place as a top seeding in the Sam Maguire bracket. They qualify as provincial winners. Wicklow are squeezed out.The significance of the provincial championship is retained both as a standalone competition and as a means to compete in the All-Ireland.I think this structure would achieve two things. It would ensure strong teams are no longer just drifting through the league on automatic and that teams from counties with no winning tradition can strive for something more tangible. It would end the whole idea of a strong league performance somehow equating to fool’s gold. The reward for a really all-out league contest is there: it is evident in seeding.ProgressPreserving the provincial contest means that even if a smaller county is locked into Division Four and can’t make any league progress, they still get their chance to play against Cork or Kerry in the Munster championship, for instance. What is the alternative? If you abolish the provincial system and create a two-tier structure, then what incentive is there for a kid in Waterford, say, to aspire to play county football? There are good footballers in Waterford. And if you have a 20-year-old corner back, he deserves a shot at marking James O’Donoghue. His team may not win but he deserves a chance to test himself against the best.So I feel that rather than abolish the provincial systems, it is time to streamline them. They could be run like tournaments rather than needlessly stretched out over months. The Ulster football championship is terrific. But imagine a weekend when you had a match on a Friday night, a double bill on a Saturday and another match on a Sunday. You could play the semi-finals a fortnight later. The importance of the competition is not diminished and even if a team like Monaghan or Cavan has had a tough league, there is always a chance that they will catch fire in Ulster and go and win the Anglo-Celt.So: the two All-Ireland play-off brackets are decided upon by league and provincial championship performances.I think that these should be called the All-Ireland Championship ‘Play-offs’. These are in-or-out knockout games, which will bring a cut and thrust feel to the season. I have absolutely no concerns about the play-offs for the Sam Maguire. Sixteen strong teams, with number one playing 16, two playing 15 and so forth – and home or away decided upon a coin toss – would make for a really fascinating competition and would produce unexpected results.My priority would be in the promotion and elevation of the other competition into something valuable. This can be done. The first thing is that this competition has to be advertised, it has to be put up in lights, and the teams must feel as that their competition is worthwhile. Players want to feel that they are on the big stage. If they are playing in a venue packed with 30,000 people, then the sense of competition will take over. That, to me, is a world away from the reality of a contest like the Tommy Murphy Cup. So games in the second bracket should be guaranteed to be fixed as curtain raisers to the Sam Maguire games. That should follow right through until All-Ireland final day. If we are serious about promoting the game in counties that are struggling, then they should be encouraged to play on the big stage. If that means moving minor games, then so be it. Senior football teams should be given top billing. But there is no reason why there can’t be triple-headers featuring minor, grade two and grade one matches from the All-Ireland quarter finals onwards.The key thing that any player or manager asks himself is this: what are we playing for? Right now, too many teams are playing for nothing tangible. If we abolish the provincial system and create a cold two-tier structure, that becomes even more true. We are effectively punishing struggling teams and instructing them to literally go and play by themselves. They need to have a chance to play against the glamour counties and, if they lose, to still have meaningful games to play in afterwards. This system still gives every team a second chance but to some extent, it removes the safety-net of the qualifying system which always seems to benefit the stronger counties. It means that counties have a clear incentive for progression in the league.Tradition And it means that the tradition and legacy – the day out! – of the provincial championships is preserved. It brings an element of intrigue into the season. Most people can probably hazard a reasonably educated guess as to which teams will contest the All-Ireland quarter-finals in August. I think this idea would change that. It requires a little bit of bold thinking but nothing more.And most of all, I would hope, it brings an element of fairness into the All-Ireland tradition. The big day should not be the preserve of the powerful counties. It is often pointed out – and rightly – that the difference in standard between Division Three and Division Four teams can be marginal. If they have the chance to be involved in a knockout All-Ireland competition with an All-Ireland final in Croke Park on the third Sunday of September up for grabs, then wouldn’t every county feel as if they are included in the conversation? Isn’t that what everyone dreams about growing up?JIM MCGUINNESS SAYS IT’S TIME TO CREATE TWO-TIER ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES was last modified: June 9th, 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:donegalGAAJim McGuinnessnewsSport
CAPPRY ROVERS NEWSThe numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 5, 17, 22, 23.There was no jackpot winner. The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was John Conlon, Blue Cedars.Next weeks jackpot is €3650.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!CAPPRY ROVERSCappry Rovers are through to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup after they were rewarded a 3-0 victory due to the fact that Cavan Celtic did not travel to participate in the fixture.Cappry have been drawn at home in the next round with a tough match against Drumoghill FC. That tie is due to be played on the 11th Nov with a 1.30pm kick off.Cappry also have a free weekend this weekend.Training in Cappry Park on Wednesday evening from 7pm.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESErne Wanderers 1-0 Cappry RoversAfter a good start for Cappry where they could have taking an early lead when they hit the bar, Erne soon got back into it and they didn’t look back. After they got the opening goal it was hard to see Cappry get back on level terms. Hopefully they will get back to winning ways again next weekend when they welcome Drumoghill FC to Cappry Park. Kick off on Saturday at 2pm. Come and offer your support to the lads.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’s Cappry travelled to Central Park, Keadue to play Keadue Rovers in the National Cup with a depleted squad and were always going to be up against it. After going a goal down the lads showed great battling qualities and got back on level terms when Conor Doherty scored a cracker of a goal. They were still in the game at half time when they went in 2-1 down. Each of the lads who played played out of their skin but it just wasn’t to be and they ended up losing 5-2 with Kyle O’Meara scoring another screamer that proved to be a consolation goal.CAPPRY ROVERS U14’sCappry travelled to Cavan on Saturday to take on Ballyhaise Celtic in the National Cup and came home with a brilliant 3-0 win. Thomas McMenamin, Daniel Gordon and Jamie Murray got the all important goals for Cappry. Well done lads and keep up the hard work.CAPPRY COLTS and CRUSADERS U12’sThe Under 12 Division 1 League kicked off on Friday evening with the 1st league game seeing the Colts and Crusaders battle it out again. A tasty encounter was expected after their cup game ended 1-1.The Crusaders came out on top in this battle on Friday night last. The 1st chance came after a great cross from Patrick Long that just missed 2 colts strikers from inside 6 yards. Sean Lyons had another chance shortly after but Conor McGinty came across to cut it out. The Crusaders had a chance before the break as Hogan O’Haire went close. The 2nd half was 10 minutes old when Martin Mbuli scored after a flick from Dylan Gallagher to put the Crusaders 1 up. Martin Mbuli got his 2nd six minutes later following good play from Darragh Boyle, Aaron Lyons and Tony Logue. Niall Marley & Charlie Griffin had a couple of long range efforts for the Colts but they didn’t trouble the Crusaders excellent defence. Martin Mbuli got his hat trick 7 minutes from the end to seal the win. A great effort from both teams and thanks to match referee John Coyle.Cappry Colts 0-3 Ballybofey United CubsBallybofey came out on top in this entertaining match played under lights in Cappry. The opening 15 minutes or so went from end to end with both defences on top.The breakthrough came on 18 minutes when the lively Daithi McMahon scored to put Ballybofey 1 up. Sean Martin beat the offside trap to score number 2 five minutes later when many in the ground thought he was offside, but the ref got the call spot on as a Cappry fullback played him on. The 2nd half started with the home side creating chances for Sean Ryan, Sean Lyons and Ethan Deery but the well marshalled central defensive pairing of Michael McGonagle and Cahir Brady Devenny held firm. Ballybofey scored their 3rd midway through the half with Sean Martin again to make it 3 nil. The home side battled to the end but Ballybofey Cubs wanted it a little bit more on this occasion.Thanks to Ballybofey for a sporting contest and match referee John Coyle. UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our Facebook page for details of training sessions.LAST MAN STANDINGOur Last Man Standing competition kicked off at the weekend and all selections from the 1st week will be put up on our Facebook page before the weekend. Thanks to everyone who took part.CAPPRY ROVERS AWARDED WALKOVER IN FAI CUP AFTER CAVAN CELTIC FAIL TO TURN UP! was last modified: October 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:soccerSport
Letterkenny AC athlete Paul McGlinchey won last night’s Convoy 5K with almost a minute to spare on his closest rival.McGlinchey came home in a time of 16.57 followed by Shane Gallagher and James Crossan.More than 300 runners took part in the successful race. Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 431 16.57 paul mcglinchey SM Letterkenny A C2 294 17.42 shane gallagher SM Individual3 370 17.43 james crossan SM Lifford A C 4 181 18.04 garet Kerrigan j SM Milford A C5 215 18.12 ciaran callaghan SM Individual6 81 18.23 jonathan browne SM Individual7 196 18.25 Brian mc namee JM Convoy CLCG8 462 18.40 kenny odonnell M40 Individual 9 13 18.50 Seamus Odonnell SM Convoy Running Club10 338 19.04 jack mc bride JM Finn Valley A C11 353 19.05 mark connolly SM Finn Valley A C12 408 19.08 naill bonner JM Individual 13 429 19.14 joe gallagher SM Milford A C14 28 19.15 micheal devenny M40 United Health Care15 436 19.20 adam mcginley JM Lifford A C16 241 19.24 john taylor SM Individual17 207 19.27 peter mc menamin SM Individual18 322 19.29 megan mcnulty SW Individual19 334 19.33 brian doherty SM Milford A C20 188 19.35 David shovlin SM Convoy CLCG21 188 19.35 David shovlin SM Convoy CLCG22 270 19.35 derek callaghan SM Individual23 161 19.57 Gavin Toner SM Individual24 216 19.57 emmett patterson SM Individual25 200 20.00 Warren blackburn SM Convoy Running Club26 424 20.02 Gabrial o leary SM Castlefinn Runners27 350 20.11 paul mc gee SM Tír Chonaill A C28 15 20.12 adrian mc Hugh SM Individual29 203 20.13 micheal ayton SM Convoy CLCG30 337 20.16 j a mc mullen SM Individual31 332 20.19 MICHEAL MC HUGH SM Milford A C32 30 20.21 adrian coll SM United Health Care33 453 20.25 gavin haris SM Individual34 413 20.25 brian mc mongle SM Individual35 226 20.27 lee gildea SM Letterkenny A C36 292 20.29 owen mc gill SM Individual37 189 20.30 benny bonner SM Individual38 301 20.32 paul gildea SM Individual39 219 20.47 sean browne SM Convoy CLCG40 213 20.47 anthony browne SM Convoy CLCG41 341 20.55 martina hegarty SW Individual42 412 20.58 des goyvarets SM Individual43 260 21.10 francais gildea SM Individual44 293 21.10 barry gallagher SM Individual45 454 21.16 tom bangeit M40 Individual46 34 21.21 charlie gildea SM Individual47 256 21.28 danny mc dermott SM Convoy Running Club48 471 21.35 ronan o donnell JM Individual49 248 21.36 joseph mc gill SM Individual50 305 21.37 james callaghan SM Individual51 373 21.42 mitchel mc laughlin SM Individual52 375 21.43 noel lynch M40 Letterkenny A C53 365 21.44 camilla mc granaghan SW Individual54 366 21.45 charlie paige SM Letterkenny A C55 313 21.50 philip browne SM Individual56 430 21.52 paul odonnell SM Convoy57 415 21.56 john moore JM Individual58 97 21.57 mark harkin SM Convoy Running Club59 295 21.58 peter mc Ginley SM Individual60 279 22.02 sean mc ginley SM Individual61 262 22.10 declan mc elwaine SM Individual62 340 22.15 martin foy SM Individual63 80 22.16 philip morrow SM Individual64 466 22.18 maeve culhane SW Finn Valley A C65 58 22.25 john sweeney SM Individual66 259 22.29 barry mc cauley SM Individual67 246 22.34 annemaire dalton SW Finn Valley A C68 336 22.38 nina patton SW Convoy Running Club69 410 22.39 chris ashmore M40 Individual70 273 22.41 richard duncan SM Castlefinn Runners71 178 22.42 Joe Gavin SM Lifford A C72 377 22.45 eimear gallen SW Individual73 201 22.46 mark glenn SM Convoy Running Club74 217 22.48 liam mc mullen M40 Individual75 268 22.49 shaun o donnell M40 Individual76 265 22.54 dermott gallagher SM Individual77 326 22.54 patrick mc nulty SM Individual78 326 22.54 claire kavanagh SW Convoy79 464 22.56 shauna guthrie SW Finn Valley A C80 470 22.57 paul clancey M40 Individual81 75 22.59 cathal mc bride SM Convoy Running Club82 414 23.08 kevin doherty SM Individual83 191 23.09 eamonn mc connell M40 Castlefinn Runners84 405 23.12 alistair hertherington M40 Individual85 425 23.13 DAVID OLEARY SM Individual86 190 23.17 sinead mc connell W40 Castlefinn Runners87 446 23.19 mark gildea SM Individual88 258 23.21 finton o hagan SM Castlefinn Runners89 468 23.22 keith french SM Individual90 193 23.28 don smith SM Convoy Running Club91 402 23.31 evelyn mc geehan W40 Finn Valley A C92 297 23.37 eugene mc Ginley SM Individual93 263 23.50 carl houston SM Castlefinn Runners94 423 23.55 Samanta wilkinson W40 Finn Valley A C95 474 23.59 kay drummond W40 Tír Chonaill A C96 303 24.01 barry o donnell SM Convoy Running Club97 255 24.08 francesca patton SW Individual98 257 24.08 gareth patton SM Individual99 422 24.15 richard orr SM Tír Chonaill A C100 186 24.16 conor Mc Dermott Walker Convoy CLCG101 333 24.16 james browne M40 Individual102 469 24.23 Adrain o donnell SM Individual103 134 24.25 paul doherty SM Individual104 477 24.32 carmel gornel SW Tír Chonaill A C105 33 24.41 Suzanne mc closkey SW United Health Care106 445 24.42 paul wheelan SM Individual107 472 24.51 deborah dawson SW Tír Chonaill A C108 328 24.53 olivia gillen SW Convoy Running Club109 327 24.53 liam deeney SM Convoy110 327 24.53 mark gillen SM Convoy Running Club111 212 25.04 padraig porter SM Convoy CLCG112 347 25.08 eimear alexander SW Castlefinn Runners113 272 25.08 kelly wilson SW Convoy CLCG114 169 25.09 Jemma mc glinchey SW Convoy Running Club115 282 25.13 micheal mc caffrey M40 Individual116 444 25.17 jimmy gildea M40 Letterkenny A C117 459 25.18 lisa mc glynn SW Castlefinn Runners118 476 25.22 claire curran SW Tír Chonaill A C119 325 25.32 john quinn SM Convoy120 205 25.41 sinead kelly SW Individual121 349 25.42 martina mc gee SW Tír Chonaill A C122 278 25.43 martina mc daid SW Convoy CLCG123 300 25.44 Ashlean mc geehan SW Finn Valley A C124 29 25.44 eamonn o hagan M40 United Health Care125 346 25.46 mathew grant SM Individual126 475 26.09 valisa o donnell Walker Individual127 251 26.10 victoria kelly SW Convoy Running Club128 152 26.11 Gracie O Donnell SW Convoy Running Club129 316 26.24 helena witherow SW Individual130 435 26.24 jennifer pearson SW Finn Valley A C131 339 26.30 ciara foy SW Individual132 354 26.30 sean bonner SM Convoy Running Club133 274 26.34 laura whyte duncan SW Castlefinn Runners134 126 26.38 louise mailey SW Convoy Running Club135 225 26.38 john mailey SM Convoy Running Club136 296 26.42 barry foley SM Individual137 266 26.43 eileen morning W40 Individual138 417 26.43 james green SM Individual139 318 26.51 alan witherow SM Individual140 254 27.06 brian kelly SM Convoy Running Club141 185 27.07 donal mc dermott Walker Convoy CLCG142 467 27.09 daniel mc menamin Walker Individual143 403 27.11 chloe hertherington Walker Individual144 42 27.18 ciara lynch SW Convoy Running Club145 321 27.19 lawrence crossan SM Individual146 433 27.20 sinead mcglynn SW Finn Valley A C147 434 27.20 kevin odonnell SM Individual148 86 27.26 victoria kelly JW Convoy CLCG149 83 27.27 erica wilson JW Convoy CLCG150 330 27.31 paula o donnell SW Convoy Running Club151 227 27.33 wiliam parke SM Individual152 369 27.38 jessica mc gill SW Convoy CLCG153 458 27.39 margaret paige/slevin SW Individual154 155 27.48 Teiron Boyle Walker Individual155 206 27.49 claire irwin SW Individual156 163 27.50 John park SM Individual157 376 27.55 cora harvey SW Finn Valley A C158 27 27.58 lisa gibson SW Convoy CLCG159 159 28.04 robert Johnston SM Individual160 192 28.04 kayleigh smith SW Convoy Running Club161 267 28.10 mary o donnell W40 Individual162 308 28.12 sinead greenw SW Convoy Running Club163 93 28.12 monica donaghy SW Convoy Running Club164 120 28.14 paula donaghy SW Convoy Running Club165 210 28.16 hanalka gibson SW Lifford A C166 310 28.18 emma mungur SW Individual167 309 28.19 charlotte irwin SW Individual168 460 28.20 pamela nelson SW Individual169 299 28.21 garry gillespie SM Individual170 79 28.24 wesley mc clean SM Individual171 230 28.41 fiona ferry SW Castlefinn Runners172 209 28.50 richard smyth SM Individual173 151 28.59 Davina O Donnell SW Convoy Running Club174 229 29.00 loretta mc nulty SW Castlefinn Runners175 144 29.05 Veronica Kilpatrick W40 Convoy Running Club176 452 29.09 marian bangeit W40 Individual177 222 29.10 karen peterson SW Individual178 416 29.11 maire bonner W40 Individual179 243 29.23 margaret doherty W40 Individual180 244 29.23 micheal dohetty SM Individual181 314 29.25 luane toner SW Convoy182 463 29.26 ben mc menamin Walker Individual183 379 29.26 stephen henderson SM Individual184 286 29.27 aoife harper Walker Individual185 451 29.27 cassie slevin Walker Individual186 311 29.38 sarah toye SW Convoy CLCG187 233 29.39 amanda johnston SW Convoy Running Club188 245 29.41 maire boyle SW Individual189 331 29.41 liesel toner SW Convoy Running Club190 348 29.42 siobhan mahar SW Inishowen A C191 329 29.44 grainne graham SW Finn Valley A C192 264 29.46 roseanna byrne SW Individual193 261 29.46 annmaire o hagan SW Castlefinn Runners194 1 29.51 Adelaine temple W40 Convoy Running Club195 443 29.53 karina gildea SW Individual196 271 30.07 natasha white SW Castlefinn Runners197 269 30.07 tracyy matthewson SW Castlefinn Runners198 358 30.10 william bonner SM Individual199 407 30.11 kay bonner W40 Convoy Running Club200 473 30.12 Graine o donnell SW Convoy Running Club201 5 30.13 michelle temple W40 Convoy Running Club202 142 30.16 Joleen mc Hugh SW Convoy Running Club203 285 30.17 mary harper SW Convoy Running Club204 288 30.19 dee Griddin SW Convoy Running Club205 404 30.21 rhonda strain SW Individual206 44 30.30 cardine campbell SW Individual207 56 30.30 shauna coyle SW Individual208 342 30.51 fionualla mc bride SW Castlefinn Runners209 343 30.51 ronnie mc bride SM Castlefinn Runners210 187 30.57 Eanna mc Dermott Walker Convoy CLCG211 223 30.58 nuala allan SW Convoy Running Club212 224 31.04 fionad black SW Individual213 232 31.05 lynn parke SW Convoy Running Club214 38 31.06 Sinead Flanagan SW United Health Care215 306 31.10 lianne rogers SW Convoy Running Club216 307 31.13 fidelma mc breaty SW Convoy Running Club217 357 31.18 gavin barry Walker Individual218 312 31.27 madge toye temple SW Convoy Running Club219 88 31.29 garry vance SM Individual220 135 31.39 olive doherty SW Individual221 351 31.48 louise goudie SW Individual222 234 31.49 karen gildea SW Individual223 315 31.53 alegha harkin Walker Individual224 4 32.05 sue quinn W40 Convoy Running Club225 228 32.07 corina catterson SW Castlefinn Runners226 372 32.16 jackie toland W40 Convoy Running Club227 143 32.23 Sheena Mc namee SW Convoy Running Club228 199 32.24 caroline Patton SW Convoy Running Club229 428 32.24 sarah gillen SW Convoy230 455 32.27 clodagh harria SW Convoy Running Club231 378 32.42 betty gallacher Walker Individual232 21 32.43 ann strain W40 Individual233 298 32.50 adrian ronaghan SM Individual234 290 33.11 julie ronaghan SW Individual235 401 33.16 teresa browne SW Individual236 355 33.20 holly blair SW Convoy Running Club237 238 33.33 rozetta foye SW Convoy CLCG238 231 34.00 donna curran SW Castlefinn Runners239 449 34.01 pauline curley SW Individual240 406 34.20 sheral hetherington W40 Individual241 184 34.48 Oisin mc dermott Walker Convoy CLCG242 183 35.02 Elaine mc dermott SW Convoy CLCG243 320 35.09 ann grant W40 Convoy244 275 35.10 edel flynn SW Convoy CLCG245 283 35.11 clair mcclean SW Convoy CLCG246 319 35.39 martina grant SW Convoy Running Club247 70 35.58 jacinta mc bride SW Convoy Running Club248 374 36.04 martina lynch SW Individual249 361 36.56 jason patton Walker Individual250 43 37.16 louise gallen SW Convoy Running Club251 291 37.16 shirley gillespie SW Individual252 242 37.30 oran taylor Walker Individual253 129 37.35 lauren mailey SW Convoy Running Club254 447 37.37 joanne mclaughlin SW Individual255 158 37.41 alision Johnaton SW Convoy Running Club256 141 38.33 rosemary parkinson W40 Individual257 208 38.35 hannah parkinson SW Individual258 281 38.43 leanne quinn SW Individual259 280 38.44 ashleen temple SW Individual260 218 39.02 evanne mc carron SW Individual261 367 39.12 fiona mc gill SW Convoy Running Club262 368 39.13 lauren mc gill SW Individual263 456 39.17 leslie browne W40 Individual264 235 39.42 paddy gildea SM Individual265 419 40.36 terrance quinn M40 Individual266 240 40.37 claire taylor Walker Individual267 478 40.38 sharon mc nulty SW Individual268 304 41.22 fiona kee SW Individual269 302 41.22 mary mc granaghan SW Individual270 40 42.00 caoimhe browne JW Convoy CLCG271 82 42.01 katie o donnell JW Convoy CLCG272 60 43.25 katie allan Walker Individual273 69 43.25 ciaran allan Walker Individual274 59 43.25 patricia allan W40 Individual275 437 43.25 aine gallagher Walker Individual276 317 43.46 riannagh witherow Walker Individual277 277 43.46 rita mc daid W40 Individual278 276 43.57 patricia wright W40 Individual279 441 43.57 leagh doherty Walker Individual280 442 44.02 cara mclaughlin Walker Individual281 440 44.14 linda doherty SW Individual282 440 44.14 paddy gallagher M40 Lifford A C283 198 44.16 Eugene mc namee SM Individual284 197 44.22 Concepta mc namee SW Individual285 284 44.22 stephen harper SM Individual286 287 44.22 stephen harper SM Convoy Running Club287 479 44.25 rose mailey Walker Individual288 480 44.25 sean mailey Walker Individual289 409 44.48 nicola bonner Walker Individual290 236 45.07 emma mc namee SW Convoy CLCG291 371 45.31 tom foley M40 Individual292 237 46.24 gemma mc crabbe SW Individual293 182 46.24 Shenia Browne Walker Convoy CLCG294 345 46.29 brenda grautom W40 Individual295 344 46.30 mae quinn W40 Individual296 194 46.31 majella mc mullen SW Individual297 195 46.31 tim callaghan SM Individual298 247 46.32 john mc mullen Walker Individual299 439 46.42 theresa ward W40 Individual300 335 46.43 micheal patton SM Convoy CLCG301 204 46.43 mary shovlin SW Convoy CLCG302 324 47.14 sharon stewart SW Individual303 250 49.04 bernadette gallagher SW Individual304 249 49.05 cathal browne Walker Convoy CLCG305 249 49.05 eimear gallagher SM Individual306 360 49.06 ORLA MC ATEER Walker Individual307 363 49.06 sarah mcateer Walker Individual308 253 49.06 paurick gallagher SM Individual309 364 49.35 aine mc ateer SM Individual310 117 49.35 brendan alexander SM Individual311 112 49.57 viola wallis SW Individual312 323 50.05 janice mcclure W40 Individual313 432 50.05 megan barnet Walker Individual314 421 50.06 melaissa quinn Walker Individual315 418 50.09 tina quinn W40 Individual316 202 50.10 eimear shovlin SW Convoy CLCG317 411 50.58 carmel bonner W40 Individual318 359 50.58 julie patton Walker Individual319 356 58.53 rosemary patton SW Individual320 461 59.24 catherine mc menamin SW Individual321 465 59.24 bernard mc menamin SM IndividualTotal Runners: 321McGLINCHEY WINS CONVOY 5K was last modified: August 15th, 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:Convoy 5K
Parents, teachers and management at a Donegal primary school have urged politicians to come together to complete work on their proposed new school.At present the 479 pupils at St Mary’s Primary School in Stranorlar are coping with cramped conditions with 30% of pupils in prefabs.The Board of Management of St. Mary’s Primary School, Stranorlar, held a breakfast briefing in the school on Monday last for elected representatives and the media on the proposed new school project. The event was attended by the Mayor of Donegal , Cllr. Frank Mc Brearty, Mr. Joe Mc Hugh T.D., Mr. Charlie Mc Conalogue T.D., Mr. Thomas Pringle T.D., Senator Jimmy Harte, Cllr. Patrick McGowan and Cllr. Martin Harley. Representatives of the Board of Management, the Parents’ Association and the Staff were also in attendance, as well as Fr. John Joe Duffy C.C. Stranorlar.The Chairman of the Board of Management, Mr. Frankie Quinn, said the purpose of the briefing was to create an awareness of the urgency attached to securing funding from the Government to proceed to the tender and construction phase of the project.Despite the fact that a site had been secured and Planning Permission obtained the Department of Education and Skills had stated that the focus of the Capital Building Programme was on meeting demographic needs and that in the light of competing demands that it was not possible to give an indicative time frame for the progression of the St. Mary’s Project.Mr. Quinn acknowledged the work which had been done to date by the Board of Management in obtaining the site and then asked the Principal to address those present. Principal, Mr. Fintan Keating, outlined the progress which had been made to date and he acknowledged the role played by the former Tánaiste, Ms. Mary Coughlan, in obtaining the site for the proposed new school, and the role played by Mr. Pat The Cope Gallagher M.E.P. in securing emergency funding to attend to necessary repairs on the building a number of years ago.He also said that there were many other factors apart from demographic needs which needed to be taken into consideration, namely the traffic congestion and safety concerns, the cost of rented prefabricated accommodation and the fact that over 30% of the children were being accommodated in this temporary accommodation.He added that initiatives on Literacy and Numeracy were laudable, but that a starting point must be that each child has an appropriate learning environment in which to experience the curriculum.He urged all politicians present to come together on this issue and to show that the new politics often spoken about gave a voice to the people who needed it most.The Chairman of the Parents’ Association, Mr. Bryan Cannon, spoke on behalf of the parents and families of the 479 children who attend the school. He acknowledged with gratitude the presence of so many elected representatives and he urged them to do everything that they could to bring the project to fruition. The Principal and members of Staff then brought those in attendance on a tour of the school buildings and facilities.PARENTS AND TEACHERS PLEAD FOR WORK TO BEGIN ON THEIR NEW SCHOOL was last modified: October 4th, 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:politiciansSt Mary’s National SchoolStranorlar
As the row continues over a right of way and foreshore at Aghadachor near Carrigart, the residents are to form a steering committee to protect their civil rights.People protest in Carrigart over the alleged closure of their right-of-way.A public meeting has been arranged for this Saturday evening at 8pm in the Downings Bay Hotel and everyone concerned about this issue is invited to come along.The residents have firmly rejected claims that their right of way was blocked on health and safety grounds saying the developers had no rights whatever to attempt to block a public highway that has been enshrined in community ownership for more than one hundred years. The row has blown up after the owners of the beachfront complex, T&G Developments closed off access to the public.Patricia Coyle, 87, said that she was shocked to discover she was denied access to 33 acres of her farm and she’s firmly denied there were any negotiations with her family on the matter.She said this is a right of way and as such nobody has a mandate to negotiate or to make decisions that might deny access to any member of the public.This week’s meeting, apart from establishing a steering committee will have a number of items on the agenda along with the preservation of the right of way. STAND-OFF OVER CARRIGART BEACH ACCESS HEATS UP was last modified: October 10th, 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:beachCarrigartprotestright-of-way