Samuels in top form

first_imgMIRPUR, Bangladesh (CMC):West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels missed out on another half-century but has again led Comilla Victorians to another victory in the Bangladesh Premier league here on Friday.Samuels slammed an unbeaten 42 from 24 balls as Victorians coasted to an easy nine-wicket win over Rangpur Riders in the 11th match of the tournament at the Shere Bangla Stadium.Riders, sent in to bat, were bowled out for 82 in their 20 overs with West Indies opener Lendl Simmons scoring three runs and Sunil Narine picking up a wicket for 16 runs from his four overs.Samuels hit eight fours and a six and built a 55-run second-wicket partnership with Imrul Kayes as Victorians cruised to victory at 84 for one.Kayes was not out on 24.Samuels, who also took a catch to dismiss opener Soumya Sarkar for five, one of Nuwan Kulasekara’s four victims, was voted man of the match.He is now the second-highest scorer in the tournament with 142 runs, sitting 12 runs behind tournament leader Tamim Iqbal of Chittagong Vikings.last_img read more

Education is Key to Productive Life

first_imgForeign Minister Kamara addressing LREC graduates in Duazon, Margibi County– Foreign Minister Kamara tells LREC graduatesThe Liberia Renaissance Education Complex (LREC) last weekend held its first graduation program in Duazon Community, Margibi County. A batch of 17 students, including 12 girls and five boys, graduated for academic year 2016/2017.Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara, the keynote speaker, reminded the graduates that education is key to a productive life and urged them to always persevere, exercise patience and cultivate determination in their academic pursuits.Minister Kamara recounted the many challenges she encountered in the United States of America while awaiting a United Nations job which took three years to materialize. “While I was waiting for the UN job, I made use of the life skills acquired as a professional typist during my secondary education.”“I want to remind you that you are about to enter a very competitive society and environment that requires fortitude, resilience and hard work,” Minister Kamara told the graduates.She also urged the LREC administration to endeavor to expand the vocational and technical arms of the school to meet the growing need for such skills in the country.The valedictorian, Ms. Mastina McGee, urged her colleagues to pursue their education with determination, face challenges and constraints with vigor, with the sky as their limit, in their quest for professional, vocational and technical education.The principal, Henry P. Wolokolie, recalled that in September 2013, a decision was reached to move the LREC forward, but they were faced with doubts and skepticism. He added that they have since then run a successful elementary school for six years, when many thought the school would have remained at that level. “We were not prepared, but determined and with vision and influence, we commenced the journey,” said Wolokolie.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Not all deportees are “ruthless criminals” – Granger

first_imgPresident David Granger has posited that not all deportee Guyanese are criminals, hence many of them have the opportunity of reintegrating into society.President David GrangerHe explained that all deportation cases are different and while there are those who are sent back to the country after serving time for heinous crimes committed abroad, there are some ‘involuntary migrants’ who were probably deported for minor offences such immigration breaches.“We mustn’t assume that all deportees are ruthless criminals and they don’t have relatives here, some of them will be fully integrated… So it’s a case by case basis, not one size fits all,” the President told reporters during this week’s televised programme – The Public Interest.The Guyanese Leader noted that there is currently no structured plan in place to help deportees reintegrate into the Guyanese society, there are systems in place whereby these persons are recognised by the Ministry of Citizenship.He noted that the ministry ensures that each deportee is interviewed and the circumstances which led to their deportation, once carefully examined, will decide how those cases are treated. The Head of State added too that the Citizenship Ministry is working along with the Police Force and Foreign Affairs Ministry to monitor and assist the involuntary migrants reintegrate.“But we are concerned… we certainly don’t want any of our citizens to be destitute and we want to make sure they are integrated back into society so that they can live useful lives,” he explained.On Tuesday last, United States officials handed over to local law enforcement 20 Guyana nationals who were deported after having served jail time for a range of offences. These involuntary migrants had been convicted for offences including homicide, robberies, possession of illegal firearms, drug trafficking and rape.The Guyana Police Force is expected to monitor the convicted deportees. In fact, they were informed before being freed that they would have to report to specific police stations on a regular basis as part of the monitoring process.Caribbean governments have complained bitterly over the years about nationals being deported to their country of birth without much information provided as to their medical and criminal backgrounds and even more importantly, some form of support regarding their smooth integration into their home countries.In fact, President David Granger last month had expressed some level of concern with regards to Guyana’s ability to handle the influx of Guyanese convicted for serious and violent crimes being deported from the US and other countries.The President has stated that Government will be looking to work with its US security counterparts with a view to being notified when such persons are being deported to Guyana.Granger conceded that there is still some degree of narco-trafficking in Guyana in addition to execution-type murders and, “we don’t want to have people coming back here who contribute to that form of criminality.”“We want to be better prepared,” the President said, as he disclosed that the issue is something the Public Security Ministry is aware of.According to President Granger: “We will have to put measures in place to ensure deportees do not try to perpetrate crimes when they get back here but it is something we must prepare for.”last_img read more

Ramjattan takes responsibility for prison break, but refuses to resign

first_img…admits prisoners outsmarted Joint ServicesHours after the brazen escape of 13 prisoners from the Lusignan Prison, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told a media briefing that as minister, he must ultimately be held responsible.At the same time, he noted that he would not vacate the post, having suggestedPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattanthat “resignation” was not a word with which he associates himself. He further claimed that it was too early to be casting blame as to which law enforcement agency was at fault for the daring prison break which occurred some time between late Sunday night and early Monday morning.“I don’t want to start identifying who ought to take the blame, [but] I am ultimately responsible,” he noted.The Minister later explained that those directly responsible for the breakout were the security personnel that were stationed in and around the perimeter of the Lusignan correctional facility.“There have been huge setbacks and lapses and things that could be blaming (sic) a lot of number of people here, but I would prefer as minister in charge, not to go in that direction now. We have a literal war fighting and if I’m to go start dealing with all kinds of dereliction of duty, it might not help in the process. I am urging at this point that we not go there, but there will be a time for that,” the Public Security Minister disclosed.This latest escape is the second prison break within the month and questions over the subject Minister’s competence along with that of his associated stakeholders have once again surfaced. In this vein, media operatives probed the Minister if he would consider resigning from his present public security post, but Minister Ramjattan is adamant that he should remain to the end.“I am a fighter and I am here, because I indeed wanted to help in the security sector. It is unfortunate that this thing has happened under my stewardship and it is a bad thing, but resignation is not a word that I am normally associated with…I am still standing and I believe I will still be here when all is over,” the Minister stressed.He also admitted that the situation was an embarrassing one and highlighted that prisoners outsmarted law enforcement ranks.Minister Ramjattan has called on the public to assist law enforcement ranks in recapturing the prison escapees and wanted bulletins for all of the men on the run were issued late Monday. Five of the men have since been recaptured.Ramjattan also revealed that the transfer of several prisoners to the renovated brick prison at Camp Street was fast-tracked owing to the recent breakout and continued “behaviour” of several prisoners. He later expressed the fear that the incarcerated men at Lusignan may undertake further means to gain their freedom.“We feel that there will be other attempts,” the Minister revealed.He further noted that stakeholders were assessing measures to gravitate towards alternative sentencing initiatives and pre-detention trials. Meanwhile, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine has called on members of the public to be extra vigilant when going about their business. He also urged persons to provide Police with any information they have on sightings of the escaped prisoners.last_img read more

New Public Service Commission sworn-in

first_img…Chairman may have to step down as special prosecutorPresident David Granger on Wednesday morning swore-in the six persons who constitute the membership of the new Public Service Commission (PSC). The life of the previous PSC ended last year.Those persons are: Michael Somersall (Chairman); Mavis Benn; Vincent Bowman; Geeta Chandan-Edmond: Morris Gajadar and Mortimer Livan.They were appointed in accordance with Article 200 (1) of the Constitution, following consultations between the Head of State and the Opposition Leader, as well as deliberations of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Appointments.The Public Service Commission is constitutionally responsible for hiring, firing, as well as disciplining, public servants.President Granger, in brief remarks at this swearing-in ceremony, emphasised the role of the PSC in ensuring an efficient and professional Public Service.“The Public Service Commission’s task is to ensure the establishment and existence of an impartial Public Service by insulating public servants from political influence and interference…The Public Service Commission promotes a professional Public Service by ensuring that its appointments are based on the principle of merit rather than political patronage, and that disciplinary action and removals, when necessary, are just,” the President said.“The commission can enhance the professionalism of the Public Service by appointing public servants who evince the qualities of impartiality, integrity and intelligence,” he noted.The Head of State went on to talk about the importance of public servants, whose work is critical to economic development.“Public servants are essential to the country’s administration, because they exert direct and daily influence on the lives of Guyanese through various official agencies, boards, commissions, departments and ministries…The Public Service, to enjoy public trust and to achieve its administrative objectives, must be composed of men and women of intelligence, integrity and impartiality…They should look forward to careers based on the principle of merit. Their employment should not be threatened or interrupted for political reasons or upon a change in Government,” the President asserted.Chairman of the newly appointed PSC, Michael Somersall, expressed elation at his appointment. Somersall was, in January 2017, appointed a special prosecutor of the State to handle those high-profile cases of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). He has indicated that he may have to cut back on his legal work.“I don’t think [there is a conflict of interest in holding both positions, but]… I may have to scale down or forego [my legal work]. When I get there, I will have to see what I have to do. Sometimes the work there [at the PSC] will be more than what I have to do in the courts,” he noted.Nevertheless, the PSC Chairman has said the new members will soon be meeting to devise a strategy in regard to their working plan going forward.“Well, the first piece of business, I would think, is for us to meet and have a meeting with the members, to decide what we gonna do and how we gonna strategise to deal with members of the Public Service… I’m new to it, so when we get there at the meeting, then we will know exactly what we have to do, and start our course,” he posited.This new Public Service Commission carries a lifespan of three years.last_img read more

A.V. students to study desert life

first_imgLANCASTER – Joe Walker Middle School seventh-graders will study and help maintain the Prime Desert Woodlands, an oasis of native desert life amid urban development, under a $5,200 grant from Edison. Students will study the preserve’s flora and fauna, analyze animal scat – or droppings – and make field guides and footprint casts as part of a program aimed at helping middle-of-the-road students excel in science and prepare for college. “It’s an awesome opportunity for us,” language arts teacher Virginia Irvin said. “We can lecture out of books, but we get an opportunity to be part of what’s going on in the science community. Those are things they remember. That’s what I call a real education.” The Prime Desert Woodlands contains such desert flora as Joshua trees, California junipers and creosote bushes on about 100 acres at Avenue K-8 and 35th Street West. The Joe Walker program will target 30 to 60 students in the college prep program AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, to lead the desert habitat conservation program, Irvin said. AVID helps students in the “middle” whose grade-point averages range from 2.0 up to 3.0 and whose parents didn’t go to college. “We are teaching them how to be school leaders. These kids will be running the program, and it will involve all the seventh-graders,” Irvin said. Science teacher Kathleen Seargeant said the proposal was in part prompted by the need to familiarize students new to the area with their new environs. “For what it’s worth, this came out of a need because so many kids are moving here and they know so little about the high desert environment,” Seargeant said. “We would say, `Where’s your jacket,’ and they would say, `It’s not cold,’ and then by the afternoon it’s 30 degrees.” “We need to educate them about the weather, climate, what sort of organisms are indigenous here. Quite often they would say, `It’s ugly here.’ They move from areas that are green and lush. We are hoping they get some appreciation of some of the things that are here.” The students will also visit the preserve to help keep it clean by picking up trash. Plans call for students to explore the botanical gardens at the Huntington Library in San Marino and compare them with those in the Antelope Valley. “When we are done with the projects, we wanted to go to the Huntington and do a compare-and-contrast with some of their more lush habitats and understand what’s different and wonderful about our own habitat,” Irvin said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The site, developed by the city, has two miles of trails and an interpretive center. Edison International selected Joe Walker as a winner in its New Era Awards competition. The awards recognize schools that use innovation to keep at-risk students engaged in school and focused on academic success. The school was among 19 winners recently awarded a total of nearly $150,000 in the latest round of the company’s annual competition for public and private schools, now in its 16th year. James Beasley, an Edison community involvement program manager, said Joe Walker’s program met the criteria for focusing on science and the environment. “Another goal of the program is that we look at those programs that provide opportunities to what we call the underserved student, not just based on ethnicity but to the low-income student or student who will prosper by getting that extra opportunity or exposure,” Beasley said. last_img

Red Bull set to energize, entertain Toyota Grand Prix fans

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH — The April 7-9, 32nd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will get a boost of adrenaline on race weekend thanks to the addition of entertainment provided by energy drink pioneer Red Bull. A major supporter of international motorsports across all disciplines, including support of RuSport Champ Car driver A.J. Allmendinger, Red Bull is also known for delivering crowd-pleasing event experiences. The Red Bull Edge aerobatic plane, piloted by five-time U.S. Aerobatic Champion Kirby Chambliss, will dazzle onlookers with two aerial performances on Saturday and Sunday, while the Red Bull Air Force skydiving crew will drop from the sky and land at breathtaking speed as part of the pre-race activities on Sunday. In addition, the Red Bull TNT Freestyle Motocross show, featuring X-Games Gold Medalist Tommy “Tomcat” Clowers, will perform aerial tricks during three daily performances on race weekend. “Red Bull’s close ties to motorsports make it a natural fit for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and Champ Car Racing,” said Jim Michaelian, CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach (GPALB). “We’re absolutely delighted to add them to our event family, and we’re certain our fans are going to thoroughly enjoy the wide variety of entertainment Red Bull will bring, not only inside the circuit, but ABOVE the circuit as well.” Tickets for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, featuring six racing events including the opening round of the 2006 Champ Car World Series, can be purchased from the Grand Prix ticket office by calling the toll-free ticket hotline at (888) 82-SPEED. A handy ticket brochure – which includes circuit map, grandstand and parking locations, ticket prices and order form – can be obtained by calling the ticket hotline. Tickets are also available online at longbeachgp.com or ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices range from $35 for Friday/Saturday general admission up to $115 for a three-day ticket that includes Saturday and Sunday reserved seats in upper levels of the grandstands. Pre-paid parking packages are also available when ordering through the Grand Prix Ticket Office. Handicapped seating, Bosch Champ Car Garage passes, super photo tickets and a variety of hospitality club packages are also available. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE NARROWLY DEFEATED BY NAOMH BRÍD

first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA NotesThe seniors and reserves experienced contrasting fortunes over the weekend with the seniors suffering a loss for the second week in succession while the reserves returned to winning ways. The u14s lost out in the all-county Division 2 league semi-final after a gallant display against Kilcar. The seniors’ took on Naomh Brid at home on Sunday having won at Ballintra in the opening fixture of the league. However Naomh Brid emerged victorious with a full time score of Naomh Colmcille 0-8 1-9 Naomh Brid. A home match against Burt is scheduled for next Saturday. The reserves got revenge on their opening day loss at Naomh Brid when they defeated the visitors on a Naomh Colmcille 4-7 1-5 Naomh Brid scoreline.The u16s were defeated at Buncrana on Friday evening.There was disappointment for the Naomh Colmcille U14s when they were beaten by Kilcar in the all-county Division 2 league semi-final at Naomh Brid on Saturday. A number of usual players being unavailable meant that it was a struggle to even field 13 players. However after a tremendous display, and leading by a point at half time, the lads lost out in the end. The team on the day was CJ Gibson, Daniel Mugan, Jason Fitzpatrick, Ryan Higgins, Oran Devine, Oran Downey, Mark Friel, Ryan O’Donnell, Brendan Barr, Rory Simmons, Jordan Gallagher, Mark McDaid, Christopher Mugan.The u14s also travelled to Gaoth Dobhair for their first Division 2 championship match on Thursday evening. The lads took an early 2 point lead before the hosts replied with three goals in a 10 minute period. The lads rallied to reduce the deficit to 3 points at half time. However Gaoth Dobhair extended the lead in the second hald and won on a Gaoth Dobhair 5-10 1-10 Naomh Colmcille scoreline. Naomh Colmcille: Jamie Rodgers, Daniel Mugan, Jason Fitzpatrick, Mark Friel, Oran Downey, Brendan Barr, Oran Devine, Ryan O’Donnell, Keenan Diver, Bradley Doherty, Mark McDaid, Ryan Higgins, Jordan Gallagher, CJ Gibson, Caoimhin Marsh. Subs Sean Marsh, Rory Simmons. The u12s travelled to Killygordon to take on Red Hughs in their first league match of the year. Red Hughs held a 6 point advantage after 20 minutes but the Naomh Colmcille boys and girls overturned this to lead after 40 minutes. However Red Hughs got the goals in the last 20 minutes to win the match. Naomh Colmcille: Sean Marsh, Shane Monaghan, Adam Callaghan, Ryan McNamee, Sean Devlin, Rory Simmons, Conor Logan, Oran Duffy, Ronan McKinley, Ronan McMackin, Joe Dolan, Bradan Hazlett, Jordan McHugh, Brendan O’Hagan, Christopher Mugan, Shannon Duggan, Sarah Hassett, Kevin Dolan, Matthew Whoriskey.This year’s Run for Funds takes place on 31st May at Kernans. More details to follow.The Club are now taking Registrations for Adults, Family, Senior and underage players. Cost is €25 Adult, €50 Family, €50 senior player and €10 underage player. Particular reminder for adult non-playing members that you need to be registered to request Donegal tickets. The deadline for registration is fast approaching. Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559) or Breda Friel (087 6393503).The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club.The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion has now finished. Please continue to collect bottle tops in anticipation of future promotions. Thanks. Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors and reserves. Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. Burt due to visit next weekend. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week. U18. Training tbc.U16. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.U14. Training Monday 19th at 6:30 pm sharp. Division 2 championship match is scheduled at home to Robert Emmetts on Wednesday. See Facebook page for updates during the week.U12. Match at home to St. Eunan’s B on Monday 19th May. Players to be at clubhouse for 6:00 pm. Remember drink and mouth guard.U10. Training continues Friday 23rd May at 6:30 pm.U8. Training continues Friday 23rd May at 6:30 pm.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 20, 23, 21, 24, 4 and the most correct winners (matching three numbers) are Margo McColgan, Thomas Rodgers and Monica McDaid who win €25 each.The club are seeking volunteers to act as Lotto sellers and join the existing rota. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE NARROWLY DEFEATED BY NAOMH BRÍD was last modified: May 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: AODH FACE MILFORD IN CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News:FootballAodh Ruadh’s promotion hopes took a body blow after Letterkenny Gaels romped through for four goals and took full points from Father Tierney Park thanks to a 2-13 to 4-8 victory. A very tough loss to take for Aodh Ruadh. It was a poor day for the defence and most of the best displays came up front during the third quarter when the homesters were chasing the game. Sticky Ward did well setting up chances for others and finished with a three point haul. David McGurrin, Johnny Gethins, Barry Mulligan, Diarmaid McInerney and Pauric Patton all made positive contributions. We have a full match report and pictures from the game on aodhruadh.org.There was better news for the reserves who recorded a 3-14 to 3-8 win against Letterkenny Gaels. The Ernesiders were four points down with less than ten minutes left on the clock. However they blitzed Letterkenny with a goal and some great point taking to win the game. We have some pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.Championship takes priority this Friday for Aodh Ruadh as they bid to take down the division three table toppers Milford. That game throws at 8pm in Convoy and a big travelling support would be very welcome as the seniors chase a morale-boosting victory. It was to be disappointment for the Aodh Ruadh minors in their county semi-final, losing to Saint Eunan’s on a scoreline of 0-7 to 0-14. Despite the difficult circumstances surrounding this match the Ballyshannon men still gave a good account of themselves. Aodh Ruadh dominated the first quarter of this game despite playing into a breeze. However, they could only muster two points in the final three quarters of an hour and that proved the Ernesiders downfall. Hard luck to Peter McKenna, Raymie Granaghan, David O’Donnell, their brave charges. There were a number of notable Aodh Ruadh performances to take heart from. Cookie O’Halloran was Aodh Ruadh’s man of the match, with Sean Taylor’s accurate kicking from between the posts a decided asset. Jason Granaghan and Cáelán Drummond were both in excellent form while Nathan Boyle was best for Aodh Ruadh further up the pitch. We have a full match report and pictures from the game on aodhruadh.org.There was championship disappointment also for the under 16s in the past week. They exited against Four Masters in a third leg play-off, 0-12 to 1-4 the final scoreline. Nevertheless the team put in a great effort this year into the training. The side still have two outstanding items of domestic business to attend to, the PJ Roper tournament and the Frank O’Neill cup.Aodh Ruadh under 13s won their first game of the season against Saint Naul’s last Saturday. They will face Ardara in the park this Saturday at 1pm. Under 13 training continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4.30pm.The skills test results have been totted and there was just one point between first and second in a great competition. Some great performances, especially from younger members of the team. Results and awards at this Friday’s training at 6.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. That will be followed by the under 8s trip to the Castle Adventure Open Farm next Saturday. We will be meeting down at the Farm at 12 noon. The trip finishes up at 2pm and players can be collected then. There is NO charge for this trip and it is open to ALL under 8 players, whether they were able to attend the Euroshot challenge or not. Under 8 management will be collecting €20 for the trip to Galway from next week’s training onwards.HurlingThe under 12s travelled to the Cross in Killygordon last Thursday to play Setanta in the B final. Both teams were evenly matched and treated the large crowd to a very entertaining game. There was little between the sides, but the Setanta lads ability to score goals proved the difference as they ran out winners 4-4 to 1-7. It was a great achievement by this young squad to reach the B final. They worked very hard throughout the season. The next action for the lads is the Aodh Ó Dálaigh Tournament on 4th October. Thanks to all the parents who drove the lads to the game, your support all season is much appreciated. The under 16s made the long trip to Scarvey on Thursday last to take on a strong Buncrana team in the league semi-final. The lads were up against a very skilful outfit who top the Donegal and Derry Leagues. Although we were well beaten, the lads deserve great credit for their never say die attitude as they battled for every ball against a team who have 13 players on the county under 15 and 16 squads. Next up for the under 16s is the championship semi-final on 17th September against the Buncrana men again. Many thanks to Buncrana who put on a great spread of food afterwards for the lads, it was much appreciated.LadiesWell done to Annette Lloyd who was part of the Scotland ladies team that defeated Derry on Sunday to book their place in the junior ladies All-Ireland final.The Aodh Ruadh under 13s got their first win of the season with a 6-4 to 5-10 victory over Killybegs in Fintra. Among the goals was Roisín Daly, Laoise Kelly and Caoimhe Keon. Others to have good games included Caitlin McGarrigle at wing back, Aine Hill between the posts, Ella Clancy in midfield, Emer O’Brien at wing forward, Síofra Hughes at centre back and Alicia Clyne at full back. Best of luck to Alicia Clyne, Bridín Maguire, Caoimhe Keon and Síofra Hughes who are training with the Donegal under 13 development squad over the next three months.Club kitWe now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34,  36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.BingoThe summer snowball standing at the fine amount of €650 was won by Mrs Philbin of Donegal Town on 52 numbers. The €400 jackpot prize was shared between Ann Gallagher of Erne Street, Ballyshannon and Ann McAndrews of Pettigo. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey centre. Books priced just €10.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €1,000. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to Sean O’Mahoney, Rathmore; Kathleen O’Neill; Frances Drummond, Finner; Chrissie Roper, Erne Dale Height; and Rita McGullion, Belleek. Next draw in McGinley’s Bar with a Jackpot of €1,100 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: RESERVE FOOTBALLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: AODH FACE MILFORD IN CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: September 8th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more

HARPS GRAB SHARE OF THE SPOILS IN LEAGUE OPENER AGAINST WATERFORD

first_imgFinn Harps have made a solid start to their new season with a share of the spoils in a 0-0 draw with Waterford Utd at Finn Park.In a gritty affair, no less than seven yellow cards were shown by referee Simon Rogers.New signing Ruairi Keating had the best chance of the game to snatch three points for new boss Ollie Horgan in the 60th minute. Keating looked odds-on to score from close range at the back post from a Carel Tiofack corner but shot wide.Packie Mailey also had a shot deflected over the Waterford bar.Brian Nolan and Jack Doherty also had chances for the visitors in a game which did not boast an array of chances for either side.There was a minute silence at the start of the game out of respect of the late John Campbell Jnr, son of former Harps chairman John Campbell who was tragically killed recently.   HARPS GRAB SHARE OF THE SPOILS IN LEAGUE OPENER AGAINST WATERFORD was last modified: March 7th, 2014 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:finn harpsFinn ParkWaterford Utdlast_img read more