Eldoret Youth ready to defy odds in GOtv Shield

first_imgBut Milombe’s immediate focus will be on the quarters and has admitted it will not be easy to trounce Premier League side Sharks and maintained they will have to face each game at a time.“We were affected by the election break but everybody is back we are good to go. We know they (Kariobangi Sharks) will come into this game very much prepared. We respect them but we are also ready. Our goal is to lift the shield. We cannot come this far just to push; we want to win games,” a confident Milombe roared.The team resumed training last Saturday ahead of the tie that will be staged at the Nyayo Stadium on Sunday and the tactician is confident his side will get into shape especially now that they have no injury worries.Eldoret Youth hope to capitalize on a shaky Sharks side which has failed to record a win in their last three league games. Sharks are placed eighth in the KPL standings with 20 points and will be coming into the tie focused on bouncing back.William Muluya’s Premier League charges easily booked a quarter final slot after beating two-time champions Sofapaka 3-1 in the round of 16.Meanwhile, Eldoret Youth on the sides are also eyeing promotion to the second tier National Super League next season.“We are very confident of achieving that target because so far we have been playing very well in Division One. We need to maintain the discipline and hope we can make it to the top league next season,” he says.The tactician adds; “We hope to translate the same performance in the GOtv Shield.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eldoret Youth FC players hurdle together during a past match at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret. PHOTO/Courtesy Futaa.comNAIROBI, Kenya Aug 14- Division One side Eldoret Youth is keen to upset the form books with their focus set on lifting the GOtv Shield as they prepare to face Kenyan Premier League side Kariobangi Sharks in the quarter finals on Saturday.Head coach Peter Milombe has asserted that his side has the potential of upsetting the big boys and lift the title based on their current form. This might be a historical feat if they achieve their target, being the first ever third division team to win the tournament.last_img read more

HOW TWEET FROM DONEGAL HELPED WOMAN FIND HER MISSING MUM

first_imgThe pic posted on TwitterA TOURIST unable to get a good mobile phone signal in Donegal took to Twitter instead to help find her missing mother.Joanne Mehaffey, from south Belfast, tried desperately to ring friends after her mum Diane went missing earlier this week. Her mother suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease.But because she couldn’t get a good enough signal to make lengthy calls, she posted as SOS on Twitter instead – and her mum was found nine hours later wandering a suburb with her dog. She urged her followers to retweet and share the picture message.She tweeted: “This is my mum & she’s gone #missing. Help try & bring her home safe #missing #belfast #plsRT #alzheimers”.Joanne said: “I love Twitter and I love Facebook and I needed as many people as possible to see mum’s picture to speed up her being found. I knew I needed to do it sooner rather than later.“While she would not have necessarily wanted everyone to know that she was suffering from Alzheimer’s, I needed her brought home, and if that meant I needed to share it, I was going to share it. One of the family’s other dogs which was with Diane.“I knew that Twitter was a powerful tool. I just needed one person to see her and that’s what happened.”The message was retweeted hundreds of times – but crucially Lisburn woman Christina McStravick saw it.“I was sitting about six o’clock in the living room, watching TV, and I noticed a woman walking past the window with two dogs,” she told the BBC.“She seemed a wee bit dazed and kind of caught my attention but I didn’t think anything of it. “Literally, 30 seconds later I was on Twitter. I saw that Oscar (Knox) had retweeted Joanne’s poster.“I jumped in the car, drove round and drove slowly past Diane. I didn’t want to scare her but I realised it was her.”She gently coaxed Diane into coming into the house for a cup of tea while her husband rang Joanne and the police.“My husband gives me a hard time for going on Twitter too much, so he can’t do that anymore,” Christina said. But Joanne has been overwhelmed by the response on social media.“My mother had walked about eight miles. We would never have thought she was there.“My husband says he’s a Twitter widow, but Twitter and the kindness of strangers brought my mum home,” she said.HOW TWEET FROM DONEGAL HELPED WOMAN FIND HER MISSING MUM was last modified: April 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HOW TWEET FROM DONEGAL HELPED WOMAN FIND HER MISSING MUMlast_img read more

MALIN TIDY TOWNS TO GET €5,000 FROM MAN WHO DROVE LOUGH SWILLY BUS THROUGH VILLAGE GREEN

first_imgThe burnt out bus from April 2012A plasterer who stole a Lough Swilly bus and drove it through the village green in Malin just days before Tidy Town judges were due to visit has handed over €5,000 to the committee in court today.Darragh Canny, 23, from Effishmore, Gleneely, pleaded guilty to five charges relating to THREE different incidents involving the theft of Lough Swilly buses from the company’s depot in Carndonagh in 2011 and 2012. He faced four counts of taking a vehicle and one of criminal damage.CCTV had helped gardai track Canny when he and a friend took two buses from Carn in June 2012 and drove in convoy to Malin.Canny admitted driving one of the buses around the village green before he and a friend abandoned the buses, Sgt Carol Doherty told the court.He also admitted being part of a gang which stole a bus which was later found burnt out in Culdaff in April the same year, though a report found that the bus had caught fire and had not been set on fire.When he was questioned by gardai Canny admitted his role in both incidents and went on to admit his role in another bus theft in May 2011 from the same depot.Sgt Doherty said all the incidents had caused huge disruption to the Lough Swilly Bus Company which has since folded. The cost to the operator of the incidents was estimated at more than €40,000.In the Malin incident a local garda had found the two buses abandoned just after 7am on June 13, 2012.“One was reversed into a lane and the other bus was put across the road,” she said.Canny told gardai that in Malin incident he had spent the night in Simpson’s Bar in Carndonagh.After they stole the buses, Canny admitted to gardai: “It was my idea to drive to Malin. I drove over the kerb and we just went round and round in circles.”Canny had expressed deep remorse to gardai and had given compensation to the Tidy Towns committee of €150 which was all he could afford at the time. He also apologised to the committee and did voluntary work for them.He was now working again, the court heard, and had saved up €5,000.“I am very sorry for what I’ve done,” he told gardai.“I am not that sort of person at all. Drink doesn’t agree with me.”Judge John Aylmer said it was clear that Canny had been involved in ‘high jinks’. He was clearly remorseful and had been assessed as being of low risk of re-offending.Canny had no previous convictions and had shown from his efforts in raising €5,000 genuine remorse for his actions.He sentenced Canny to five 12-month concurrent prison sentences but suspended them for a period of 12 months.Asked if he would sign a €100 bond to keep the peace, Canny replied: “One hundred per cent.”Canny then thanked the judge before leaving court.MALIN TIDY TOWNS TO GET €5,000 FROM MAN WHO DROVE LOUGH SWILLY BUS THROUGH VILLAGE GREEN was last modified: December 8th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MORE THAN 300 TAKE PART IN ST JOHNSTON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgThe start of today’s race.Over 300 runners, joggers and walkers took to the start line of todays St. Johnston 5K, the first in the Dalys XL Spring 3 Race Series organised by Lifford AC.While a cold wind blew along the Foyle river, with rain also making it difficult for athletes, there was still a great buzz around, with athletes travelling far and wide to take part.The first man home Was Omagh Harriers athlete Paul Barbour in a time of 16.28, followed by Martin Cox from Project Africa Athletics in second in 16.58, with a close finish for third, Derry City Track Club athlete Matt Doherty holding off City of Derry athlete Mark Mullan in 17.20. In the Ladies race, Lifford AC athlete Claire McGuigan continued her fine early season form with a victory in a time of 19.04, with Finn Valley’s Kathleen McNulty second in 20.21 and Derry City Track Club athlete Hannah McGowan third in 20.41.Lifford Athletic Club wishes to thank everyone who helped out, from the stewards to those who made sandwiches/refreshments, Pat Carlin for First Aid and to Mary Crossan and the St Johnston Family Resource Centre for the use of their fine premises. Also thanks to Latta Fuels Shop and Filling Station & Diner for the use of their forecourt – their patience for the running of our events is always appreciated.Finally, thanks to all the athletes and to the clubs for supporting the Series.The next race in the Series will take place in Raphoe on Sunday 25th January with a start time of 10.00am. With such huge numbers taking part on a cold and wet morning in St. Johnston, bigger numbers can be expected by the time the next race rolls into the market town of Raphoe. Full list of results and times:11th January 2015Place Bib No Name Team Age Group Place Gun Time1 4 Paul Barbour Omagh Harriers AC 1 Top Fin 16:282 258 Martin Cox Project Africa Athletics 2 Top Fin 16:58 3 239 Matt Doherty Derry City Track Club 3 Top Fin 17:204 184 Mark Mullan City of Derry Spartans AC 1 M 19-39 17:205 162 Cathal McLaughlin Derry City Track Club 1 M 45-49 17:596 259 Ciaran Collins Project Africa Athletics 2 M 19-39 18:20 7 303 Kieran Mc Elhinney Raphoe Road Runners 3 M 19-39 18:238 350 Ciaran Coll 4 M 19-39 18:249 195 Seamus O’Donnell Convoy AC 1 M 40-44 18:2510 152 Zachary McGowan Derry City Track Club 1 M 0-18 18:2811 302 Philip Callaghan Inishowen AC 2 M 40-44 18:3212 33 Paul Coyle Strabane Lifford Cycling Club 5 M 19-39 18:3713 308 Eddie Kelly Lifford AC 2 M 45-49 18:4214 16 Jason Brown 6 M 19-39 18:4415 309 Conor Gallagher Finn Valley AC 7 M 19-39 18:4516 247 Conor Mc Laughlin Lifford AC 8 M 19-39 19:0117 283 Shaun Deery Derry City Track Club 9 M 19-39 19:0218 235 Claire Mc Guigan Lifford AC 1 Top Fin 19:0419 346 Russell Porter 10 M 19-39 19:1020 292 Garvin Walker Letterkenny AC 11 M 19-39 19:1021 321 Mark Diver Letterkenny AC 12 M 19-39 19:1222 263 Conor Mc Cullagh DCTC 13 M 19-39 19:1323 276 Oran Mc Bride City of Derry Spartans AC 3 M 45-49 19:1424 74 Gary Gallagher Lifford AC 3 M 40-44 19:2225 330 Paul Dillon 4 M 40-44 19:3826 270 Martin Dunleavy Foyle Valley AC 4 M 45-49 19:3927 311 James Stevenson Lifford AC 14 M 19-39 19:4428 242 Barry Gallagher Finn Valley AC 15 M 19-39 19:4429 164 Kevin McMenamin Lifford AC 16 M 19-39 19:4830 348 Shane Breslin Fit4Life Lifford AC 17 M 19-39 19:5131 178 Kenny Melaugh Healthy Bon Fitness 18 M 19-39 19:5232 332 Paul Coyle Foyle Valley AC 19 M 19-39 19:5533 130 Malcolm McCausland Derry City Track Club 1 M 60-99 20:0034 67 Niall Elliott Lifford AC 2 M 0-18 20:0235 113 Philip Kelly Lifford AC 20 M 19-39 20:1736 240 Kathleen Mc Nulty Finn Valley AC 2 Top Fin 20:2137 54 KP Doherty Lifford AC 21 M 19-39 20:2338 63 Daniel Duggan Lifford AC 22 M 19-39 20:2339 255 Des Goyaverts Convoy AC 23 M 19-39 20:2440 88 Kevin Greenan Letterkenny AC 1 M 55-59 20:2541 318 Chris McCarron Lifford AC 24 M 19-39 20:2642 170 Joe McNulty Lifford AC 5 M 40-44 20:2843 287 John Coyle Fit4Life Lifford AC 6 M 45-49 20:2844 29 Graeme Colhoun Allstate 25 M 19-39 20:4045 245 Rory Grant 26 M 19-39 20:4146 151 Hannah McGowan Derry City Track Club 3 Top Fin 20:4147 305 Drew Doherty Finn Valley AC 1 M 50-54 20:4748 254 Gerard Mc Connell 27 M 19-39 20:4849 265 Barry Mackey Letterkenny AC 2 M 50-54 20:4950 97 Tommy Hill 24/7 Letterkenny Triathlon Club 3 M 50-54 20:5151 336 Pauric McGinley Letterkenny Cycling Club 28 M 19-39 20:5252 298 Michael J Gallagher Finn Valley AC 6 M 40-44 20:5453 48 Dominic Devine Clann na nGael GAC 29 M 19-39 20:5754 182 Damien Moore Lifford AC 7 M 45-49 20:5855 102 Raymond Hoynes Lifford AC 7 M 40-44 20:5856 179 Sean Molloy Finn Valley AC 8 M 40-44 21:0157 21 Gerard Campbell Lifford AC 8 M 45-49 21:0658 65 Michael Duncan Lifford AC 4 M 50-54 21:1159 249 Niall Quinn Lifford AC 3 M 0-18 21:2160 252 James Duffy 30 M 19-39 21:2661 75 Jamie Gallagher 31 M 19-39 21:3262 28 Liam Cleary Lifford AC 9 M 40-44 21:3263 167 David McNulty Lifford AC 32 M 19-39 21:3964 47 Adrian Devine Castlefinn Running Club 33 M 19-39 21:4265 81 Ronan Gallen 34 M 19-39 21:4766 241 Shane Gallagher Finn Valley AC 35 M 19-39 21:4767 246 Sean Dudgeon Lifford AC 36 M 19-39 21:4968 110 Ita Kelly Lifford AC 1 F 40-44 21:4969 31 Paul Connolly Allstate 37 M 19-39 21:5070 3 Ton Bangert Fit4Life Lifford AC 2 M 60-99 21:5571 19 Stephen Burns Fit4Life Lifford AC 38 M 19-39 22:0272 217 Darren Wasson 39 M 19-39 22:0473 272 Paul Duddy 5 M 50-54 22:0674 304 Damian Murphy Raphoe Road Runners 40 M 19-39 22:0775 197 Ciaran O’Kane Clann na nGael GAC 41 M 19-39 22:0876 264 Oliver Mc Cullagh Greencastle AC 3 M 60-99 22:0977 316 Pádraig Mag Lonsigh Lifford AC 6 M 50-54 22:0978 313 Aidan Kelly Swanlings 42 M 19-39 22:1179 277 Brian Mc Mullan Tir Chonaill AC 9 M 45-49 22:1180 156 Michael McGrinder Fit4Life Lifford AC 10 M 45-49 22:1181 300 Annalisa Mullan Bolt Running Club 1 F 19-39 22:1382 225 Declan Mc Aleer Fit4Life Lifford AC 11 M 45-49 22:1483 207 Ivor Russell 43 M 19-39 22:1584 278 Stephen Duffy 44 M 19-39 22:1685 109 Anthony Kelly 45 M 19-39 22:1786 142 John McElwaine Lifford AC 46 M 19-39 22:1887 400 James McBride 4 M 60-99 22:1888 262 Richard Raymond Letterkenny AC 5 M 60-99 22:1989 232 Dessie Mc Ginty 7 M 50-54 22:1990 196 Shaun O’Donnell Lifford AC 8 M 50-54 22:1991 223 Roy Hunter 9 M 50-54 22:2092 282 Michelle Hunter Finn Valley AC 2 F 19-39 22:2193 285 Thomas Cullen 47 M 19-39 22:2294 165 Paul McNamee Lifford AC 10 M 50-54 22:2795 284 Adrian Marsh 10 M 40-44 22:3096 333 Conor Mc Ilveen Derry City Track Club 48 M 19-39 22:3297 205 Michael Roulstone Lifford AC 6 M 60-99 22:3498 37 Gerard Crawford Lifford AC 11 M 40-44 22:3599 115 Stephen Lafferty 49 M 19-39 22:36100 5 Declan Barr 50 M 19-39 22:37101 297 Aidan Roarty 51 M 19-39 22:38102 267 Dominic Carlin Lifford AC 12 M 40-44 22:38103 202 Darren Reid Lifford AC 13 M 40-44 22:39104 34 Seamus Cradden Foyle Valley AC 52 M 19-39 22:44105 51 Ciaran Doherty United Health Group 53 M 19-39 22:49106 281 Ruairi Crealey 54 M 19-39 22:51107 331 Peter Gallagher 55 M 19-39 22:55108 307 Thomas Mullen Lifford AC 56 M 19-39 22:56109 77 Kevin Gallagher 14 M 40-44 22:57110 68 Henrietta Elves Inishowen AC 2 F 40-44 22:57111 134 Trish McClintock Foyle Valley AC 3 F 19-39 22:59112 353 Hugh Kelly Killygordon Kickboxing 57 M 19-39 23:03113 52 Hugo Doherty Lifford AC 12 M 45-49 23:08114 69 Linda Emery Aghyaran Road Racers 3 F 40-44 23:09115 129 Garrett McCarron Lifford AC 58 M 19-39 23:10116 176 Rajesh Meehan Raphoe Running Club 15 M 40-44 23:11117 45 Packy Deehan Foyle Valley AC 11 M 50-54 23:15118 64 Darrell Duncan Drumoghill Running Club 59 M 19-39 23:18119 268 Rory Carlin Lifford AC 4 M 0-18 23:19120 80 Joe Gavin Lifford AC 16 M 40-44 23:21121 132 Stephen McCay Lifford AC 60 M 19-39 23:23122 290 Neil Barrett 61 M 19-39 23:25123 294 Andrea O Carroll Crossfit 4 F 19-39 23:26124 186 Leoni Mullen Lifford AC 5 F 19-39 23:27125 92 Tracy Harley Inishowen AC 4 F 40-44 23:30126 208 Chris Shields Lifford AC 62 M 19-39 23:31127 125 Barry McArdle Lifford AC 17 M 40-44 23:35128 200 Terence Quinn Raphoe Running Club 12 M 50-54 23:36129 111 John Kelly Convoy AC 18 M 40-44 23:36130 180 Damien Monaghan Lifford AC 19 M 40-44 23:38131 39 Stephen Crawford Lifford AC 63 M 19-39 23:51132 101 Carmel Hoynes Lifford AC 5 F 40-44 23:52133 160 Joyce McKittrick Lifford AC 6 F 40-44 23:53134 306 Harvey Mullen Lifford AC 5 M 0-18 23:54135 70 William Freney Raphoe Running Club 20 M 40-44 23:55136 322 Don Smith Convoy AC 2 M 55-59 23:55137 214 Jacqui Timoney Lifford AC 6 F 19-39 23:56138 256 Eugene Mc Ginley Raphoe Road Runners 13 M 50-54 23:56139 59 Gloria Donaghey Finn Valley AC 1 F 55-59 23:57140 352 Samantha Wilkinson Finn Valley AC 7 F 40-44 23:57141 44 Liam Daly Lifford AC 14 M 50-54 23:57142 295 Michael Friel Lifford AC 13 M 45-49 23:59143 32 Deborah Conroy Lifford AC 7 F 19-39 24:00144 100 Iggy Houston Lifford AC 14 M 45-49 24:01145 90 Dee Griffin Convoy AC 1 F 45-49 24:01146 50 Eamonn Diver 15 M 45-49 24:08147 355 Wilson Craig Lifford AC 6 M 0-18 24:11148 354 John Craig Lifford AC 64 M 19-39 24:13149 356 Wesley Vance 21 M 40-44 24:14150 323 Kieran McCrossan 65 M 19-39 24:19151 299 Kevin Heffernan Fit4Life Lifford AC 16 M 45-49 24:20152 57 Tommy Doherty Drumoghill Running Club 15 M 50-54 24:24153 280 Hayleigh Ferry 8 F 19-39 24:25154 335 Angus Hunter Letterkenny Cycling Club 16 M 50-54 24:26155 168 Irene McNulty Convoy AC 8 F 40-44 24:27156 128 Shane McCarney Fintona Pearses GAC 66 M 19-39 24:29157 251 Robert Mitchell Fit4Life Lifford AC 67 M 19-39 24:34158 198 Lynn Parke Convoy AC 9 F 19-39 24:35159 224 Pearce Canning 68 M 19-39 24:38160 248 Michael Mc Curdy Fit4Life Lifford AC 22 M 40-44 24:38161 158 Ciaran McHugh 69 M 19-39 24:44162 58 William Doherty Owen Roes GAC 24 M 40-44 24:46163 24 Sharon Carlin Lifford AC 2 F 45-49 24:49164 136 Andrew McCollum 70 M 19-39 24:49165 296 Lucinda Gorman 10 F 19-39 24:54166 148 Roisin McGinley Lifford AC 3 F 45-49 24:55167 60 Mark Donaghey Lifford AC 25 M 40-44 24:56168 138 James McCrossan Lifford AC 71 M 19-39 24:56169 317 Noel Moore 72 M 19-39 24:57170 286 Ursula Coyle Fit4Life Lifford AC 4 F 45-49 24:57171 82 Joe Gallen Lifford AC 3 M 55-59 24:57172 340 Declan Coyle 17 M 50-54 24:59173 149 Trevor McGlynn Lifford AC 73 M 19-39 25:02174 289 Gary Mc Mackin 74 M 19-39 25:05175 320 Jeffrey Crawford 75 M 19-39 25:07176 56 Mary Doherty Convoy AC 11 F 19-39 25:11177 269 Wesley Mc Kane Finn Valley AC 76 M 19-39 25:13178 131 Gavin McCay 77 M 19-39 25:15179 273 Andrea Porter Fit4Life Lifford AC 12 F 19-39 25:22180 274 Barry Porter 78 M 19-39 25:22181 124 Mary Martin Finn Valley AC 1 F 60-99 25:28182 221 Jonathan Sproule 79 M 19-39 25:31183 319 Brian Doherty Drumoghill Running Club 26 M 40-44 25:34184 351 Denise Mc Gahern Finn Valley Fit for Life 9 F 40-44 25:38185 135 Marie McColgan Finn Valley Fit for Life 5 F 45-49 25:43186 172 Tony McNulty Killygordon Crossroads Running Club 80 M 19-39 25:47187 18 Danny Burns Lifford AC 7 M 60-99 25:55188 201 Alan Redstone 27 M 40-44 25:56189 260 Emma Bates Convoy AC 13 F 19-39 25:56190 150 Elaine McGoldrick Castlefinn Running Club 14 F 19-39 25:57191 212 Melanie Sweeney Castlefinn Running Club 15 F 19-39 25:59192 2 Marjan Bangert Fit4Life Lifford AC 2 F 60-99 26:10193 157 Ann Marie McHugh 16 F 19-39 26:16194 106 Paula Jansen Finn Valley AC 17 F 19-39 26:17195 8 Rachel Bell Raphoe Road Runners 18 F 19-39 26:17196 173 David Meehan Lifford AC 81 M 19-39 26:25197 215 James Walsh 17 M 45-49 26:25198 233 Claire Donaghey 19 F 19-39 26:28199 234 Amanda Monaghan Lifford AC 10 F 40-44 26:28200 66 Clare Elliott Lifford AC 20 F 19-39 26:38201 337 Olivia Cuskelly Lifford AC 1 F 0-18 26:44202 137 Stephen McCrory 28 M 40-44 26:49203 250 John Mc Brearty 82 M 19-39 26:50204 230 Michelle Rouse Fit4Life Lifford AC 21 F 19-39 26:53205 279 Clare Molloy 22 F 19-39 27:01206 98 Gaynor Hindley Aghyaran Road Racers 11 F 40-44 27:05207 62 Angela Doran 12 F 40-44 27:13208 73 Gordon Galbraith Convoy AC 83 M 19-39 27:13209 288 Willie Breen Convoy AC 84 M 19-39 27:13210 347 Joe Breslin Fit4Life Lifford AC 18 M 50-54 27:15211 9 Frances Birch 23 F 19-39 27:16212 139 Ruth McCrudden Letterkenny AC 6 F 45-49 27:18213 146 Andrea McGavigan Fit4Life Lifford AC 13 F 40-44 27:18214 218 Jonathon Wilson Drumoghill Running Club 85 M 19-39 27:19215 310 Rhonda Porter Lifford AC 24 F 19-39 27:21216 166 Christine McNulty Lifford AC 14 F 40-44 27:31217 169 Jarlath McNulty 19 M 50-54 27:31218 12 Kay Bonner Convoy AC 1 F 50-54 27:35219 222 Sarah Hunter Drumoghill Running Club 7 F 45-49 27:38220 231 Roisin Kerrigan Lifford AC 15 F 40-44 27:43221 72 Sinead Furey 25 F 19-39 27:52222 261 Louise Mc Cullagh 26 F 19-39 27:54223 11 Mary Bonnar 2 F 50-54 28:04224 6 Sarah Barrett Lifford AC 27 F 19-39 28:07225 266 Karen Carlin Fit4Life Lifford AC 16 F 40-44 28:07226 42 Olivia Cuskelly Lifford AC 28 F 19-39 28:23227 338 Chris Cuskelly Lifford AC 86 M 19-39 28:23228 291 Alan Mailey Convoy AC 87 M 19-39 28:28229 211 Lisa Starrett 29 F 19-39 28:31230 204 Melissa Roberts 30 F 19-39 28:31231 334 Hayley Mc Intyre 31 F 19-39 28:32232 117 Hazel Long Raphoe Running Club 32 F 19-39 28:34233 140 Aileen McCullagh Convoy AC 33 F 19-39 28:36234 238 Rhonda Green Lifford AC 17 F 40-44 28:50235 226 Oliver Gallagher St Johnston Men on the Move 18 M 45-49 28:51236 190 Grace O’Donnell Convoy AC 34 F 19-39 28:53237 103 Mandy Hume 18 F 40-44 28:54238 236 Barry Mc Guigan 88 M 19-39 28:59239 155 Lorraine McGrinder Fit4Life Lifford AC 19 F 40-44 28:59240 104 Jackie Ireland Letterkenny AC 2 F 55-59 29:04241 35 Sinead Craig Lifford AC 35 F 19-39 29:09242 79 Aiden Gallen 7 M 0-18 29:11243 187 Mary Mullen Lifford AC 36 F 19-39 29:27244 91 Tanya Hall Convoy AC 37 F 19-39 29:30245 61 Anne Donnell Lifford AC 8 F 45-49 29:34246 141 Caroline McCurdy Lifford AC 9 F 45-49 29:35247 153 Mailed McGranaghan Convoy AC 38 F 19-39 29:52248 55 Maeve Doherty Lifford AC 39 F 19-39 29:54249 206 Martin Rouse Lifford AC 89 M 19-39 29:54250 123 Louise Mailey Convoy AC 40 F 19-39 29:57251 293 John Mailey Convoy AC 90 M 19-39 29:58252 25 Clement Clarke Lifford AC 4 M 55-59 30:01253 275 John Kelly 5 M 55-59 30:03254 203 Grainne Rice Fit4Life Lifford AC 20 F 40-44 30:03255 85 Louise Goudie Raphoe Running Club 41 F 19-39 30:06256 119 Pete Mackey Allstate 91 M 19-39 30:09257 26 Gabriel Clarke Fit4Life Lifford AC 6 M 55-59 30:11258 189 Adrian Nelson Allstate 92 M 19-39 30:12259 144 Tara McFadden 42 F 19-39 30:15260 17 Mairead Browne Lifford AC 10 F 45-49 30:25261 20 Yvonne Cairns Lifford AC 11 F 45-49 30:25262 84 Catherine Gilligan Drumoghill Running Club 3 F 50-54 30:31263 177 Sean Meehan 8 M 0-18 31:38264 30 Emma Conaghan Castlefinn Running Club 43 F 19-39 32:03265 209 Pauline Smyth 44 F 19-39 32:22266 38 Roisin Crawford Drumoghill Running Club 45 F 19-39 32:44267 185 Kate Mullen Fit4Life Lifford AC 12 F 45-49 33:02268 96 Diane Hetherington Convoy AC 46 F 19-39 33:58269 192 James O’Donnell 93 M 19-39 34:00270 219 Josephine Wilson Drumoghill Running Club 47 F 19-39 34:16271 343 Patrick Sweeney Lifford AC 9 M 0-18 35:37272 237 Kiera Greene Lifford AC 2 F 0-18 35:41273 253 Aine Marie Mc Bride Lifford AC 3 F 0-18 35:42274 145 Yvonne McGarvey 4 F 50-54 35:42275 154 Lauren McGrath Lifford AC 4 F 0-18 35:50276 86 Abigal Grant 5 F 0-18 35:56277 87 Donal Grant 94 M 19-39 35:56278 344 Maura Sweeney 6 F 0-18 37:29279 83 Pauline Gibbons Lifford AC 21 F 40-44 37:35280 257 Catherine Mc Bride Lifford AC 22 F 40-44 37:41281 349 Kelsey Coll 7 F 0-18 37:45282 341 Alison Johnston 23 F 40-44 39:29283 339 Olivia Gillen 48 F 19-39 39:29284 345 Helen O’Donnell 3 F 60-99 41:34285 99 Ann Houston 4 F 60-99 41:34286 175 Neil Meehan Lifford AC 20 M 50-54 41:53287 118 Brian Lowry 95 M 19-39 41:53288 105 Alistair Jamieson 96 M 19-39 41:53289 301 Joan Mc Hugh Lifford AC 5 F 50-54 42:03290 312 Chris Doherty 97 M 19-39 42:08291 271 Fiona Meehan Lifford AC 49 F 19-39 42:20292 174 Mary Meehan Lifford AC 13 F 45-49 42:28293 227 Sean Gallagher St Johnston Men on the Move 10 M 0-18 42:57294 228 Jimmy Gallagher St Johnston Men on the Move 29 M 40-44 44:10295 229 Jamie Gallagher St Johnston Men on the Move 11 M 0-18 44:11296 94 Stephanie Harper Convoy AC 8 F 0-18 48:07297 95 Stephen Harper Convoy AC 30 M 40-44 48:07298 93 Mary Harper Convoy AC 14 F 45-49 48:08299 243 Emma Duffy 50 F 19-39 50:26300 315 Ann Marie Wade 51 F 19-39 50:26301 314 Nathania Mc Donnell 52 F 19-39 50:26302 244 Tina Duffy 3 F 55-59 50:27MORE THAN 300 TAKE PART IN ST JOHNSTON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: January 11th, 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 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Kilcar GAA club encouraging members to download free app

first_imgOur seniors are into the championship semi-finals following a 0-19 to 0-04 win over Termon in Ballybofey on Saturday evening they now face Naomh Conaill in a repeat of last year’s semi-final this Sunday at 2:30pm we hope to see you all at the match to get behind the lads if not we will have up to date scores on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, the very best of luck to the lads on Sunday. Our reserves were defeated in their quarter final match by Naomh Conaill 2-14 to 0-14 they were very unlucky as they created numerous chances during the 60 mins but things did not go their way.UnderageOur Under 13s had the honour of being the first team to play on our newly opened training pitch on Saturday morning where they were defeated by Na Rossa they play St Nauls on Monday evening at 7:30pm in the first floodlit match on the new field. Our Under 16s were defeated by Four Masters in the championship in Towney on Friday evening. Club GearWe now have a selection of Club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha with adult and kid’s club home jerseys, new half zip tops, polo shirts and children’s kit bags, shorts bobble hats now in stock we now have flags also in stock. You can also now buy club merchandise online via our website.Club AppWe have 227 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.  1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system. Lotto There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,400 this week’s numbers were: 5, 14, 23 and 30 winners were: €50 Sean Byrne, Churchtown €30 Catherine/Ryan Johnston, Killybegs €20 Hugh & Mary A Byrne, Straleel and Mary T Byrne, Churchtown. For those not living in the area you can buy your Lotto’s online at clgchillchartha.com click the Club Lotto section for details!Club Bingo Jackpot €8,100There was no winner of the Jackpot so it’s now €8,100 on 45 numbers; Club Bingo is on in The Parish Hall on Sunday nights at 8:30pm so please support to be in with a chance of winning the Jackpot and thanks to all who continue to support our Bingo! This week’s winners were: €150 Susie Conaghan €100 Catherine McGinley €80 Mary Byrne, Annie McGinley €70 Carmel Lyons, Bernard Shovlin, Carmel Ellis, Margaret Cunningham, Rose McBrearty and Arlene Cunnea.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAA Kilcar GAA club encouraging members to download free app was last modified: September 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DownloadGAAkilcarSportlast_img read more

DOH! HOW ‘DUMB’ NEW GOVERNMENT RULES WILL DRIVE YACHTS AWAY FROM CO DONEGAL

first_imgTHE Government minister Simon Coveney has been accused of using the “maths of Bart Simpson” in massively increasing charges for yachts to berth in Co Donegal – a move which could drive tourists away.Under proposed new laws, yachts hoping to stop off in Killybegs will face 800% increases in fees.And local business leaders have told donegaldaily.com the move is “absolutely crazy.” Under old rules set in 2003, yacht owners paid a levy 30c per tonne for the first seven days in harbour and then increasing fees if a boat stayed for longer.Under new rules proposed by Mr Coveney yacht owners will be charged €250 per metre in annual fees.They will also face charges for fresh water and electricity.It means a 10-metre yacht will face an annual bill of €2,500 instead of €300 – plus all the extra charges. There is anger in Killybegs and the country’s five other Government-owned ports at the charges.“Coveney is like Bart Simpson at the blackboard,” said one local businessman. “He hasn’t got a clue.“This may look as if he’s taxing the rich in some way but what he will do is send every yacht owner to the North and away from Co Donegal.“To add insult to injury, Mr Coveney is giving people just 21 days to lodge an objection – not exactly consultative.”Marine Federation chairman David O’Brien said that for every euro spent on a berth in a harbour, €10 was normally spent by yacht owners and crew in local shops and restaurants. “That’s a good tourism dividend for coastal towns, and the IMF would not like to see anything damage that,” he said.DOH! HOW ‘DUMB’ NEW GOVERNMENT RULES WILL DRIVE YACHTS AWAY FROM CO DONEGAL was last modified: April 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DOH! HOW ‘DUMB’ NEW GOVERNMENT RULES WILL DRIVE YACHTS AWAY FROM CO DONEGALlast_img read more

ENJOY A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE BY ATTENDING THE ‘CELTIC FEAST’ AT AN GRIANAN HOTEL

first_imgArrive to a welcome glass of An Grianan Hotel’s finest Mead to a backdrop of Live traditional Irish music in our Foyer plus exciting photo opportunities to remember the evening.For 8pm sharp, guests will be asked to take their seats and steady themselves for a magical Celtic Feast.A ‘Hearty local produce four course Meal’ awaits with fine Wine being served throughout the night. Between Courses, the delightful Goddess Danu will tell the story of the Tuatha De Danann Race of Gods & Warriors in Irish mythology through Song, Dance and graphical illustrations.Enjoy the live performances from Arlene McLaughlin’s stunning ‘Siamsa Gael Dance Troupe’ plus, relive the jaw-dropping first Battle of Moytura re-enactment by Eireann Edge between King Nuada of the Tuatha De Danann and Sreng – Fierce Champion of the Fir Bolg.It really is a truly unique experience – best served with Friends & Family!Tickets may be purchased from An Grianan Hotel Reception, online on our homepage or over the phone. Adult: €40Child 10 – 12: €30Child 6 -9: €20Child under 6: FreeGroup options available A Unique & Magical Night Awaits!’Contact:+353 74 93 68900 | info@angriananhotel.com | www.angriananhotel.comFacebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Trip Advisor QR Code directs to Facebook – Ticket promotions from time to time!ENJOY A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE BY ATTENDING THE ‘CELTIC FEAST’ AT AN GRIANAN HOTEL was last modified: July 31st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:An Grianan HotelCeltic FeastEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Donegal Homeless & Housing Coalition to host inaugural meeting tonight

first_imgThe Inaugural meeting of the Donegal Homeless & Housing Coalition will take place this evening at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny. The meeting aims to bring together a broad range of groups to represent Donegal within the National Homeless & Housing Coalition which is represented by over 50 organisations including; community groups, charities, trade unions, and political groups.SIPTU organiser for Donegal, Martin O’Rourke, who will be speaking at the meeting said: “People on low incomes and minimum wage employment are finding it difficult to find affordable accommodation, and for the first time in a generation people can’t aspire to owning their own home”. The meeting is open to the public and starts at 7pm.The meeting will discuss the need to build social housing in Donegal and to support the national protest that will be taking place in Dublin on April 7th and the need for a Donegal voice within the movement.Donegal Homeless & Housing Coalition to host inaugural meeting tonight was last modified: March 29th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal homeless and housing coalitionletterennymeetinglast_img read more

Top judges to gather in SA

first_imgConstitutional Court judges deliberatingconstitutional issues amongst each other.(Image: nextbook.org)Khanyi MagubaneOver 260 senior judges from 93 countries will descend on South African shores for a high level conference focusing on constitutional court judges.The World Conference on Constitutional Justice Conference will take place on 23 and 24 January in Cape Town, and will see judges not only from constitutional courts, but also equivalent institutions and their representatives coming together for the first time.South Africa’s constitution is respected across the world, not only for its inclusiveness for all South Africans, but also for some groundbreaking judgements that have been handed down by the constitutional court.Constitutional court chief justice Pius Langa told journalists on 19 January that the conference would enable judges to share and exchange ideas on constitutional matters and jurisprudence.Langa said the conference would also help in promoting cooperation between courts engaged in constitutional review, in addition to advancing global human rights principles.“This conference will provide both developed and evolving democracies an opportunity to examine and compare the effectiveness of systems and strategies in different jurisdictions for the achievement of accepted goals.”The keynote address will be made by South African President Kgalema Motlanthe on the opening day of conference.The historic event will be hosted in conjunction with the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, which is an advisory body to the Council of Europe on constitutional issues.Constitution influencing societyThe theme for the inaugural conference is: “Influential Constitutional Justice – its influence on society and on the development of a global jurisprudence on human rights.”Langa said the theme would pave the way for the issues that justices will deliberate on, including the all-important one of independence and accountability of the judiciary.Other issues to be thrashed out include interference and the exertion of improper pressure from public representatives, including the media.This is especially true for South Africa, as Langa also took the opportunity during the media conference to lambaste politicians who publicly criticised the judiciary.Langa said attacks on judges had the potential to weaken South Africa’s democracy.Judges have recently come under duress from the ruling ANC party and its alliance partners, mainly as a result of rulings which have been unfavourable to the its leader Jacob Zuma who is trying to avert being tried on corruption charges.In 2008 the attacks worsened when ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe accused Constitutional Court judges of being “counter- revolutionaries” when they ruled on Zuma in a matter he had brought before the court, relating to the criminal charges brought before him.Mantashe responded to the reports that he labelled the judges “counter-revolutionaries” saying that he was quoted out of context.Langa said that while the judiciary was not against the public remarking on rulings made, the criticism should be fair, “What we would not want is criticism which goes to the integrity of the person. A ‘drunk’ or ‘counter- revolutionary’ or whatever.“I mean those are things we don’t expect to hear from the general public because it does not tell us that they have read the judgments that we have given,” he added.The chief justice also noted that judges respect the publics’ right to freedom of expression, but that it should not extend to being insulting to judges.Upholding the rights of SA citizensThe work of the Constitutional Court is rooted in deliberating cases brought before it for evaluation against the country’s constitution.As the highest court in the land, the Constitutional Court has the final say on matters relating to the interpretation, protection and enforcement of the constitution.It deals only with constitutional matters – some cases raise concerns about the application or interpretation of the constitution.Outside of the Constitutional Court, The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein in the Free State, is the highest court in the country as far as other law issues are concerned.Although the Constitutional Court only hears constitutional matters, all courts in South Africa have to apply the constitution and the law “without fear, favour or prejudice” (According to section 165) of the constitution.There are various ways in which a case can reach the highest court.The constitutional court will see a case if it is:The result of an appeal from a judgment of the High Court or the Supreme Court of Appeal;A direct application to the Court, asking it to sit as a court of first and last instance because of the urgency of the matter;The result of the court below declaring a piece of legislation invalid, which requires confirmation by the Constitutional Court; orA Bill parliament asks the Court to review.The judges of the Constitutional Court always deliberate as a unit before handing down a ruling.In a case where judges decide to grant leave to appeal, or if it is unsure and wishes to hear an argument on whether leave to appeal should be granted, a case date is set and parties involved are invited to present their arguments before the court.The Constitutional Court doesn’t hear evidence or question any witnesses.Each party will hand in written submissions before the court date to allow judges to familiarise themselves with their arguments and the different position taken by each party.If there are other parties outside of those directly involved in the case who also wish to make written submissions, they are also invited to do so as amicus curiae (friends of the court).This is usually the case with advocacy groups like anti-abuse, or anti-gender discrimination groups.If favoured, the friends of the court are sometimes allowed to make oral arguments during the case.Do you have any queries or comments about this article? Contact Khanyi Magubane at: khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.com Related articlesCameron in Constitutional Court Goldstone to get McArthur prize South Africa’s constitution Judge Sachs honoured in New York Useful LinksThe Constitutional CourtVenice Commission of the Council of Europe Chief Justice Pius Langa BiographyJudicial Services Commissionlast_img read more

South Africa’s economy grows by 4.1%

first_imgSouth Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday.“Real gross domestic product at market prices increased by 4.1% quarter-on-quarter, seasonally adjusted and annualised,” Stats SA said. This growth was more than what markets had expected.“GDP growth accelerated by much more than the markets expected in the final quarter of 2014, growing by a seasonally adjusted and annualised 4.1% quarter-on-quarter, up from 2.1% and 0.5% in the third and second quarters respectively and better than the consensus market forecast of 3.7%,” said Nedbank economists.The largest contribution to the quarter-on-quarter growth of 4.1% was manufacturing that contributed 1.2% based on growth of 9.5%. The mining and quarrying industry contributed 1.1% based on growth of 15.2%. The finance, real estate and business services contributed 0.7% based on growth of 3.5%.Economic activity in the manufacturing industry reflected positive growth of 9.5% due to higher production in petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products division, among others.Mining and quarryingMeanwhile, economic activity in mining and quarrying reflected positive growth of 15.2% due to higher production in the mining of “other” metal ores, including platinum; and “other” mining and quarrying, including diamonds.The growth in finance, real estate and business services was due to increases in activities in the financial markets and banking.Over 2014 as a whole, real GDP grew by only 1.5%, down from an already tame 2.2% in 2013.Market pricesAccording to Stats SA, the nominal GDP at market prices during the fourth quarter of 2014 was R979-billion, which is R16-billion more than in the third quarter of 2014.Real GDP at market prices increased by 1.5% in 2014 following an increase of 2.2% in 2013, with the largest contribution to the increase in 2014 being general government services, which contributed 0.5% based on growth of 3%. Finance, real estate and business services contributed 0.4% based on growth of 2.2%.Nominal GDP was estimated at R3.8-trillion for the year of 2014.According to the Nedbank analysts, the economy should fare better in 2015 off the low base of 2014. Consumer spending is forecast to accelerate as lower fuel prices and easing inflation support disposable income and interest rates remain steady for much of the year.This, along the low base of 2014, is expected to outweigh the negative impact of load shedding, lower international commodity prices and subdued global demand on exports. On balance, Nedbank expects GDP growth of about 2.5 % in 2015.The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee is unlikely to read too much into the stronger-than-expected GDP figures. The risks to the economic outlook still remain on the downside given limited power and other economic capacity locally and an uncertain economic environment globally.In contrast, the inflation outlook remains benign, which should persuade the MPC to keep interest rates unchanged at its upcoming meeting in March. Our forecast is for rates to remain on hold throughout most of 2015, with the first rate hike expected in November. Much however depends on the trajectories of the rand and oil prices,” said Nedbank.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more