Tate Haugan wins 2018 Junior Men’s Fyn ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship

first_imgFYN, DENMARK – A Fort St. John resident has been declared World Champion after winning the 2018 Junior Men’s Fyn ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship.18-year-old Tate Haugan won the title on July 10th after finishing the race with a time of one hour, seven minutes and 32 seconds. The next closest time belonged to Denmark’s Oscar Gladney Rundqvist who finished over 35 seconds behind Haugan.The race started out close as Haugan and Gladney Rundqvist were only three seconds apart coming out of the swim. Haugan was able to pull away during the biking portion of the race as he was over a minute faster than Gladney Rundqvist. Gladney Rundqvist made up close to 50 seconds in the running stage but it was too little too late.- Advertisement -Results for the top five finishers are shown below:Tate Haugan: 01:07:32 (Swim: 05:53. Bike: 39:32. Run: 19:39.)Oscar Gladney Rundqvist: 01:08:08Victor Goene: 01:08:43Flippo Pradella: 01:08:50Petr Velisak: 01:12:55last_img read more

Toxic ‘monster’ toad captured

first_imgCane toads were imported from South America during the 1930s in a failed attempt to control beetles on Australia’s northern sugar cane plantations. The poisonous toads have proved fatal to Australia’s delicate ecosystems, killing millions of native animals from snakes to the small crocodiles that eat them. As part of its so-called “Toad Buster” project, Frogwatch conducts raids on local water holes, blinding the toads with bright lights and then scooping them up by the dozen. “We kill them with carbon dioxide gas, stockpile them in a big freezer and then put them through a liquid fertilizer process” that renders the toads nontoxic, Sawyer said. “It turns out to be sensational fertilizer,” he added. – Associated Press An environmental group said Tuesday that it had captured a “monster” toad the size of a small dog. With a body the size of a football and weighing nearly 2 pounds, the toad is among the largest specimens ever captured in Australia, according to Frogwatch coordinator Graeme Sawyer. “It’s huge, to put it mildly,” he said. “The biggest toads are usually females but this one was a rampant male … I would hate to meet his big sister.” Frogwatch, which is dedicated to wiping out a toxic toad species that has killed countless Australian animals, picked up the 15-inch-long cane toad during a raid on a pond outside the northern city of Darwin late Monday. last_img read more

Aston Villa starlet ignores Chelsea rumours to pen new four-year deal

first_img Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish has put pen-to-paper on a new four-year deal with the club.The 19-year-old academy product has made his breakthrough at Villa Park this season, making four Premier League substitute appearances and playing the full 90 minutes of a Capital One Cup tie.Contract negotiations were believed to have stalled last month and Grealish’s impressive displays led to some speculation Chelsea could move for the youngster.But the winger has now pledged his future to the Villans and said: “I’ve grown up supporting the club – in fact, I’ve had a season ticket at Villa since I was four years old and came to every game – so this is a big thing for me and my family.“This has always been a club that plays a big role in the community, it has a family feel to it and I’m proud to be part of that now. This feels like home to me.“For the manager and the club to show this faith and trust in me, I’m really appreciative and I’m determined to repay that trust.“I know I have to continue to kick on and push on now. I have to keep developing and progressing and strive to be as good a player as I can possibly be.“Every day I’m learning from the players here and the manager, and it’s been a steep learning curve that can only benefit me in the long run.”Villa boss Paul Lambert urged Grealish to ignore the links to Chelsea and is delighted the teenager heeded his warning and signed a new deal until 2018.The Scot said: “There’s always an excitement around a young player who comes through the academy.“But the thing is the potential we have signed in Jack Grealish is great for everyone connected with Villa.“He has a long way to go in the game but the potential that’s in him, we believe, means we could have a really good player in the years to come.” 1last_img read more

Pardew eyes reunion with former Newcastle ace

first_img Davide Santon 1 Inter Milan are ready to let former Newcastle defender Davide Santon leave the San Siro – putting Crystal Palace on red alert.Current Eagles boss Alan Pardew signed the Italy international whilst in charge of the Magpies back in 2011 and is an admirer of the 24-year-old’s ability to operate in a number of positions.Inter have told both Santon and team-mate Danilo D’Ambrosio that their futures lie away from Serie A and, according to Football Italia, the ex-Toon star is ready to link-up with Pardew again.Although negotiations have yet to take place, Santon, who made 82 Premier League appearances in a four-year spell with the Magpies, wants to give English football another crack.Pardew is reportedly aware of the Italian’s availability and Inter’s willingness to part with the defender – who was once billed as the next Paolo Maldini.Palace could land Santon for around £3m and the player’s future is set to be sorted one way or another before the conclusion of the transfer window.last_img read more

GAA: NAOMH ADHAMHNÁIN NOTES, LETTERKENNY

first_imgPlease note that our Golf Classic has changed dates and will now take place on Bank Holiday Monday, June 6th in Barnhill. For more details see below. There is a kids Fun Night in Arena 7 this Friday to help raise funds for the U-14 Boys footballers that will travel to Feile in Cork in July. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from Pauric Ryan or at Arena 7 on the night. The price includes food and bowling. It will begin at 7pm and finish at 9pm. Tickets are now on sale for our €20 ticket draw. We need everyone to put in a big effort to make this a success. There is a fantastic top prize of €10,000.We have provisional dates for our Summer Camps this year. The Hurling & Camogie camp is set for July 18th – 22nd with the Football camp from July 25th – 29th.  More details on those shortly.Cúl Camps will be in O’Donnell Park the week of July 4th. Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 23.05.11 The Seniors began their Championship campaign with  an impressive win away in Dungloe on Sunday while the Reserves have it all to do to force a playoff with the Rosses men. Both teams are at home to Malin this Saturday evening with 5:30pm (Reserves) and 7:00pm (Seniors) throw-ins.The Juniors got their Championship campaign off to a good start with an away win in Downings in the Preliminary round. In a tight game they just came through but will need to work hard to ensure their passage to the 1st Round. They are at home to Glenswilly in the League this Sunday afternoon at 3pm.The Senior Ladies lost their opening Championship game at home to Four Masters on Sunday. Hard luck to our representatives on the Girls Co. Minor team that lost their Ulster crown to Tyrone on Saturday despite 2-01 from our own Ciara Grant.The U-16 Boys footballers narrowly lost their League Final to Northern rivals Buncrana going down by just a single point.The semi-finals of the James Gallagher Memorial Tournament went ahead in the O’Donnell Park on Saturday. Despite the very wet conditions, the football played was of the highest quality and all players are to be commended for their skill and endeavour. St. Eunan’s and Ardara advanced to the final but we will have all teams back on finals day. The club would like to extend its best wishes to Cian Doherty of Naomh Conaill who suffered an arm injury and we wish him a speedy recovery. Special thanks to all those who helped out with teas and food on the day. Thank you to referees Marcus Harley and Michael Mulhern for officiating at the games.There were no U-12 Go Games on Monday night due to the stormy conditions. The U-12’s will now take on Gaoth Dobhair on Friday evening in the Park while the U-11 game v Naomh Colmcille has yet to be reaffixed. The U-10’s were in action way to Fanad on Saturday and left Portsalon with  a good victory. They are in Downings next time out on June 4th. The U-9’s hosted Convoy, winning one and losing one.Congratulations to Gaeilscoil Adhamhnáin and Lurgybrack N.S. on their recent Cumann na mBunscoil victories.The U-14 Boys footballers have qualified for Feile once again this year and face a long trip to Cork. They have a couple of upcoming fundraisers that we would like you to support if possible. This Friday (May 27th) in Arena7 they are having a kids fun night. Cost is €10 and includes meal and bowling so is very good value. Thanks to Enda Nicholls for his support. Contact Pauric Ryan for details and tickets will be available on the door on Friday night and the fun starts at 7pm finishing up at 9pm.There will then be a Fundraising Dance in the Clubhouse on Saturday, June 11th in the Clubhouse from 9:30pm – 12:30am. Music is by Country Traditions. Supper will also be served and admission is €7. The U-14 Hurlers lost to Buncrana in the League last Thursday. They play in the semi-final this Thursday away to Aodh Ruadh. The U-16 Hurlers have a Feile this Saturday. Venue to be confirmed. Congratulations to David Ireland and Aaron O’Connell who played on the U15 County Hurling Team last Saturday.U-12 & U-14 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm. U-16 & Minor training is on each Monday at 5:30pm. There will be further U-10 Hurling blitzes on 26th June & 24th July. The Friday Hurling / Camogie Academy is on at 6:30pm. The next U-8 hurling blitzes will be held on 12th June and 10th July.Tickets are now on sale for our Fundraising Draw for 2011. Tickets are €20 and can be bought from most club members. Top prize is a fantastic €10,000. Contact co-ordinator, Brian Kelly if you want to help out with sales on 086-4188389.The Golf Classic is on in Barnhill on Bank Holiday Monday, June 6th. For details on tee times or sponsorship, contact James Friel on 086-8255474 or Paul Carr (086-2836567).The Sunday Morning U-10 Football Academy is on at 11am this week but will not be on the following week, Sunday June 5th due to the Bank Holiday. We also hope to confirm dates for our Summer Camps in the next week (1 week Hurling / Camogie & 1 week football) for ages 5 – 12.The Lotto numbers for this week are 11-14-18-24. There was no winner of the the jackpot this week. There are 3 winners that each matched 3 numbers and win €35 each. Helena Thompson, Thorndale (Adrian); Kevin Blake, Garryharry and David McHale, Glenkeeragh (both card). Next week’s jackpot is €1,200.GAA: NAOMH ADHAMHNÁIN NOTES, LETTERKENNY was last modified: May 25th, 2011 by gregShare 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:St Eunan’s club noteslast_img read more

Roy Horn proud of his recovery

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Horn can now walk unaided for short distances, and the grip of his right hand is noticeably firm. But signs of the attack remain: A thin white scar cuts across the right side of his neck, his left side is partially paralyzed and his walk is a slow shuffle. His goal is to walk without assistance. “It will be soon,” he said. “I will surprise everybody when I do it. I like surprises.” Horn said he still finds solace in his animals and visits them at least once a week – including Montecore, the white tiger that mauled him during a performance at The Mirage. Recalling the night he nearly died, Horn said it was not his time. “They were not ready for me,” he said. “They were not ready for me to do the show upstairs. Not yet.” – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Roy Horn says “the magic is back.” But two years after he was nearly killed by a tiger on stage, the magic is about walking short distances, not making elephants disappear. “I meditate a lot, but I am constantly in pain,” Horn, of the famed duo Siegfried & Roy, told the Las Vegas Sun. “I’m trying to live with this.” Today is the second anniversary of the attack; it’s also his 61st birthday. last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Celebration of Life animal/pet service, 10 a.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Call (661) 255-6410. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Mitzvah Day will give people the opportunity to help others in the community, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Trail Team will repair damaged trails, 9 a.m. at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. 16th annual Boutique Fantastique, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Saugus High School gymnasium, 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus. Call Barbara De Rousseau at (661) 755-2960. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Audition workshop for those interested in auditioning for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 7-9 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2702. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Blood drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia. Call (818) 719-2397. Family Day Care Association meeting will feature Brenda Cox of Books on Wheels, 7 p.m. at The New Apostolic Church, 28877 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Debbie Estes at (661) 296-9885. Lions Club Castaic will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Movie Day will feature the film “Racing Stripes,” 3:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Fantasy Book Club will discuss “Eldest” by Christopher Paolini, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Valley PC Group will meet, 6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Healthy Homecoming will welcome previous patients and their families, noon-2 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8060. Business workshop, titled “How To Start a New Business,” 9-11 a.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 702-9049. Nonprofit Leaders Council will meet, 3:30-5 p.m. at the SCV Resource Center in the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $20. Call (661) 250-3730 to R.S.V.P. Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild will meet, 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Adva Price at (661) 298-1385 or visit www.scvquiltguild.org. Moms mixer, to celebrate being a mom, 7-9 p.m. at the home of Liz Hodson in Valencia. Call Hodson at (661) 255-6044. Sierra Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. in the upper classroom at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. Call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Old Town Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m. at 29222 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4347. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Corduroy the Bear story time, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Fall gift boutique, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Agua Dulce Women’s Club, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. 16th annual Boutique Fantastique, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Saugus High School gymnasium, 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus. Call Barbara De Rousseau at (661) 755-2960. Heroes story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Volunteer orientation, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. last_img read more

DONEGAL CRICKET CLUB SHOWS WHY IT HAS A HEART!

first_imgSt Johnston Cricket club put their bats down to put their hearts to the test last weekend. The cricketers were the most recent Irish club randomly selected as winners to undergo vital and potentially life-saving heart screenings as part of ‘The Big Screen’ initiative by laya healthcare. Over the weekend, forty-five members attended the screening that was held at their clubhouse.The cardiac screening that each of the players received can help detect underlying conditions that may lead to or cause Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), heart attacks and other cardiac-related conditions.Founded in 1898, St Johnston Cricket Club has played competitive league cricket with the North West of Ireland Cricket Union since 1922.The club caters for a wide range of age groups and levels with an underage boy’s teams, a ladies team and adult men’s teams. At the moment the club is thriving with a strong youth element. Over the years they have had players from the club representing the North West region, Ulster and even Ireland. During the club’s golden era in the 1980s Paul Wallace played for the Irish men’s team and this year the club was extremely proud to have Ryan Macbeth represent them on the Irish under 15 team in their tournament in England.Players can really benefit from the reassurance of having cardiac screening, this reassurance is being offered by laya healthcare’s ‘Big Screen’ campaign, Ireland’s biggest-ever free mobile cardiac screening initiative, which is open to all sports and social clubs in Ireland.Gail Macbeth, St Johnston Cricket Club, said: “We were delighted when we heard we were one of the lucky winners of the laya healthcare ‘Big Screen’ initiative. We would encourage all clubs across the country to enter as preventing SADS is so important, and strikes the sporting world too often. Thanks laya healthcare for ensuring we have healthy hearts. ”Dónal Clancy, Managing Director of laya healthcare said “Approximately 100 young people under 35 years die in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) each year. That’s 100 people too many in our view. It can strike without warning and affect super-fit athletes as well as ordinary young people.At laya healthcare we are investing close to €1 million to help increase public awareness of SADS and make a difference by providing free screenings to our 475,000 members. Sports and social clubs across Ireland, no matter how big or small, can nominate themselves for screenings until the campaign ends in November. The good news is that most of the conditions that cause SADS can be treated so if we save even one life with our ‘Big Screen’ campaign, then it will all have been worth it.”Cardiac screening involves an ECG carried out by a medical doctor, along with a thorough clinical examination. The results of the test are reviewed and reported by a consultant Cardiologist. The laya healthcare ‘Big Screen’ campaign is open to all types of sports and social clubs, no matter how big or small, or what level of skill or fitness is involved. Whether you are a rugby club, swimming group, dance troop, hill walking society, karate club, GAA club or more, laya healthcare is calling on you today to get involved!To nominate your club for free heart screenings please visit www.facebook.com/LayaHealthcare, click ‘like’ to find out more and nominate your club. For more information visit www.layahealthcare.ie/bigscreencompDONEGAL CRICKET CLUB SHOWS WHY IT HAS A HEART! was last modified: October 9th, 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:heart screeningST JOhnston Cricket Clublast_img read more

REVEALED: COLÁISTE AILIGH TO HOST DONEGAL COUNTY TEAM AND FINN HARPS GAMES

first_imgMicheál Ó Giobúin, Príomhoide with the magic ticket for the gamesLETTERKENNY school Coláiste Ailigh is set to host two football games in both codes.Donegal captain Michael Murphy will lead the senior men in a challenge match at the school’s new football pitch on the weekend of December 5/6 – possibly against Derry.Finn Harps will also play a friendly game at the pitch on October 4, with the opposition still to be confirmed. It’s both teams way of saying ‘thank you’ to Coláiste Ailigh for allowing the teams to train there this season, using the school’s superb facilities.The college is hoping to raise much-needed funds – by selling tickets to cover BOTH games for just €10.And there’s more – each person who buys a ticket goes into a draw to win a Dolomite racing bike (worth €800) and two runners-up prizes of 32″ TVs.The events were announced last night by Micheál Ó Giobúin, Príomhoide Choláiste Ailigh. “Both Donegal and Finn Harps wanted to give something back to the coláiste and this is what we’ve come up with,” said Micheál.“The opposition for Donegal will depend on the draw for next year’s Ulster championship but it will possibly be against Derry, but certainly an Ulster side,” he said.“We’re still working on the Finn Harps opposition and hope to announce that soon. It’s great value for sports fans to see our premier gaelic football and soccer teams play two games for just €10, with the ticket giving access to both games.”The college was also celebrating last night – after being given the British Council’s International School Award.The award is for the school’s work on international connections, with five languages taught at the school and links made with schools in France, Germany and the USA. Anna Ní Ghallchóir, Ceann Cailín, Sam Mac Fhionntaí, Ceann Buachaill with the Dolomite bicycle which is a prize for those going to the gamesL -R Anne Mc Hugh, Acting CEO, Donegal ETB, Anna Ní Ghallchóir, Ceann Cailín, Micheál Ó Giobúin, Príomhoide, Sam Mac Fhionntaí, Ceann Buachaill agus Alma Uí Churraighín, Cathaoirleach, Bord Bainistíocht Choláiste AlightREVEALED: COLÁISTE AILIGH TO HOST DONEGAL COUNTY TEAM AND FINN HARPS GAMES was last modified: September 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)Tags:Acting CEOAnna Ní GhallchóirBord Bainistíocht Choláiste AilighCathaoirleachCeann Buachaill agus Alma Uí ChurraighínCeann CailíndonegalDonegal ETBfinn harpsMicheál Ó GiobúinPríomhoideSam Mac Fhionntaílast_img read more

Mini owners magnificent tribute to Manus

first_imgDozens of Mini owners from across Ireland have paid a stunning tribute to the late rally driver Manus Kelly.The owners of the iconic cars travelled across the country today to meet in Letterkenny.From there they headed out in a cortege to the graveside of the Glenswilly man who was killed during the Donegal International Rally a week ago today. The Mini owners stopped off at Conwal Graveyard and said a prayer at the graveside of Manus.Donegal and the entire community continues to mourn the tragic loss of the 41-year-old father-of-five.The late Manus Kelly, RIP.Thousands of people called to the home of Mr Kelly during his wake before his funeral on Thursday last. A Garda investigation into the cause of the crash at Fanad is still underway.Mr Kelly’s co-driver, Donal Barrett, thankfully escaped with minor injuries from the crash.Pictures by kind permission of Brian McDaid.Car enthusiasts for all over Ireland who make up The Irish Mini Owners club pictured parked at Conwal Cemetery where they stopped off on Sunday morning to pay their respects at the graveside of Manus Kelly. Photo Brian McDaidMini owners magnificent tribute to Manus was last modified: July 1st, 2019 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:Conwal GraveyarddonegalManus KellyMinisrallytributelast_img read more