Sebastien replaces Walsh on Windies selection panel

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Former Dominica, Windward Islands and Combined Islands opener Lockhart Sebastien has been appointed as a selector for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the board confirmed yesterday.Sebastien, who was an alternate selector for the last four years, replaces Courtney Walsh, who stepped down from the selection panel last month after signing on as Bangladesh’s new bowling coach.Sebastien has played 92 first-class matches and scored 4,934 runs with the highest score of 219.He has managed the Windward Islands senior team for the last 12 years and has served as a director on the Windward Islands board for the last ten years.”I want to thank the directors for approving my term as a selector. I have always been a team player, and together with the other selectors, we will ensure the best West Indies team is selected at all times,” said Sebastien, manager for the West Indies ‘A’ team to India in 2013 and Sri Lanka in 2014.”Selectors have not always pleased everyone in the Caribbean but I am part of a team who will try the utmost to make Caribbean people happy”.The appointment was ratified at the Board of Directors meeting in Dominica, earlier this month.Sebastien’s term as a selector is for two years.last_img read more

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Court issue did not quash GB&GWU’s certificate from 2008 – Union President

first_imgBauxite workers impasse…says union still authorised to lobby for bauxite workers’ rightsThe Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) is the only union that is certified by the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board and any bauxite company operating in Guyana needs to recognize same.Drums and five-gallon containers placed across a section of the Berbice RiverThis is according to President of the GB&GWU, Lincoln Lewis, who in an interview with Guyana Times said this is the authority that the union has when lobbying and fighting for the rights of bauxite workers. He stated that for those who are arguing that the Union he represents should not be recognised in this capacity due to polls or a court issue that occurred due to an administrative glitch; no ruling was made to quash the certificate that the GB&GWU received since 2008.“That court order didn’t say that the decisions that were made by the Board were upturned when as much that was asked for in the pleadings. It was not granted. So those decisions ….they are legal and binding. And as a trade unionist, I expect any trade unionist, not to argue on technicality but argue on the will of the people,” he told this publication during an interview on Tuesday.According to Lewis, since his Union received its recognition certificate in 2008 there have been a few challenges by other unions, however, those challenging the GB&GWU never succeeded in their goals.“There is a challenge by a union that was established by the company that happened in 2010 they did it and then that union failed to acquire the support of the workers.Then came another Union, the National Mine Workers Union, and with that union, the Trade Union Recognition Board authorised a poll between the GB&GWU and the National Mine Workers Union. This is a Union that proved that it had in excess of 50 per cent support – National Mine Workers Union when it goes to survey it proved that but when it went to the poll… the Union was not able to muster 10 per cent of the votes,” the veteran trade unionist explained.The GB&GWU President stated that the National Mine Workers Union lost the poll. He said that to argue that, because of a court action involving the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUGY) and the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board, the GB&GWU is or should not be recognised is far from understanding the process and the happenings that occurred in the court.“The certificate, the Trade Union Recognition Board did not cancel the certificate that was acquired in 2008 so the union continues to be the recognised union,” he added.The issue with the legal status of the union arose again when some 60 stiking workers were dismissed by Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI). The union attempted to intervene in the matter but were informed that they are not recognised by the Russian-owned bauxite company.“We have no relation with this union,” the Russian company’s representative had said. “It happened before I came to Guyana to work … it was an alternative poll. This poll took place on October 3, 2017. It was won by Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union.“Only a few weeks after, we got information that the Judge in (a case decided) this board was constituted with some breaches and could be considered illegal. It meant former worker was considered by decision of Judge illegal. I think many people knew the board was illegal. But nobody said to us such a (poll) could be considered nil and void,” the company’s representative said.This is a reference to the judgement issued in the case of the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board (TURCB) versus the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG).FITUG General Secretary Carvil Duncan had claimed that TURCB unilaterally appointed a Chairman in 2015 without consulting them, and only recognised the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC).In the written judgement issued by the High Court on November 8, 2017, it said FITUG was not consulted prior to the appointment of a chair in 2015. This was found to be in violation of the Trade Union Recognition Act, especially as it relates to the selection of a Chairman of the organisation.When asked, however, Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle maintained that the GB&GWU by virtue of winning that poll should be the duly-recognised representative of the bauxite workers. This is, after all, the approach the Ministry has adopted.“The Union is the recognised union; there’s no doubt about that. The GB&GWU is the recognised union. They did a poll and the Union won that poll.”Meanwhile, up to late Wednesday evening in solidarity with the dismissed employees, residents of Ituni, Hururu and Kwakwani continued to block sections of the Berbice River preventing the company’s barges to pass with bauxite for export.last_img read more

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Loew says Germany must accept ‘painful’ relegation

first_img0Shares0000Loew says that Germany must focus on Euro 2020 after their Nations League relegation © AFP/File / ROBERT MICHAELBERLIN, Germany, Nov 17 – Head coach Joachim Loew on Friday said that Germany must move past their “painful” relegation from the top tier of the inaugural Nations League.The Netherlands’ 2-0 win over world champions France in Rotterdam ensured that the 2014 World Cup winners will slip into League B no matter the result of their clash with the Dutch in Gelsenkirchen on Monday. “For us, this result is obviously painful, but we must accept it,” Loew said.The Germans beat Russia 3-0 in a friendly on Thursday, with youngsters Leroy Sane, Niklas Suele and Serge Gnabry scoring the goals, and Loew insisted his side has a bright future.“Our eyes remain fixed on Euro 2020, for which we will qualify and where we want to send a strong team again,” he added.“We will continue to make room for our young players and to gradually integrate them into the national team.”Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands will pip France to a Nations League semi-final spot with either a draw or a victory over Germany in three days’ time, after having won the first encounter 3-0 in Amsterdam last month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgDOCUMENTING our history is a labour of love.And no-one has done more to document the Irish who fought overseas than Damian Shiels.His book – The Irish In the American Civil War – is a bible for those who are gripped by the history of the Irish in America and the roles many played after moving there. One of those whose stories he has uncovered is of Michael Dougherty, a Co Donegal man, who fought on the Union side in the civil war.Dougherty is one of 146 Irishmen who Shiels has identified who received the Medal of Honour for heroism in battle.BY DAMIAN SHIELS:On 10th December 1864, Michael Dougherty made the following entry in his diary: I feel no better. My diary is full; it is too bad, but cannot get any more. Good bye all; I did not think it would hold out so long when I commenced. Yours sufferingly, Michael Dougherty, Co. B, 13th Pa. Volunteer Cavalry. The fact that Dougherty had no further means of keeping his diary was the least of his worries. Not only was he sick, he was also confined in a Confederate prison, with little prospect of release or exchange. Michael Dougherty was born on 10th May 1844 in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal, emigrating to the United States in 1859. At the age of 18 he decided to enlist, and on the 8th August 1862 he mustered into the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry for three years service. It is no surprise that Dougherty chose this unit to serve in, as it had a distinct Irish character; indeed it had initially been intended to serve as a squadron with the Irish Brigade. The unit was to be known as the ‘Irish Dragoons’ when it was formed by James A. Gallagher of Philadelphia in September 1861. Further authority was received to increase its size beyond that of a squadron, and it became the 117th Regiment (13th Cavalry) with Gallagher becoming its first Colonel.The capture that led to Dougherty’s 1864 diary entry was not his first taste of life in Confederate prison. On 26th February 1863 his regiment was based in the Shenandoah Valley at Winchester, Virginia, when they were ordered to engage what appeared to be some Confederate foragers. They secured a number of the enemy and drove the remainder into the camp of the 11th Virginia at Woodstock, some twenty miles away from their base. With their horses exhausted they turned for home, but as they approached Fisher’s Hill they were engaged by a body of Rebels, who were positioned on both of their flanks. After a fight which lasted for half an hour the 13th Pennsylvania had lost 108 men killed, wounded and captured. The Donegal man was among the latter, and he was taken to Libby Prison in Richmond. Dougherty was exchanged on 26th May 1863 and was able to rejoin his comrades at Winchester; his first experience as a guest of the Confederacy had been mercifully brief.As 1863 continued the Irishman was quickly becoming a veteran, and he was engaged in his first major battle at Second Winchester that June. During the fighting Dougherty was responsible for carrying dispatches, a role he executed so well that he was presented with a gold medal for bravery by Co. Wexford native Colonel Michael Kerwin. Kerwin had succeeded to command of the 13th Pennsylvania shortly after the battle, replacing Colonel Gallagher. Following Second Winchester the regiment became part of the Army of the Potomac, joining the 2nd Brigade of Brigadier-General David McMurtrie Gregg’s 2nd Division. On 12th October of that year the 13th Pennsylvania was on picket duty at Jefferson, Virginia, on the south side of the Rappahannock opposite Sulphur Springs. At about 6 o’clock that morning the Confederates attacked their positions, driving in the unit’s pickets. Heavy skirmishing continued throughout the day, and the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry moved up to support their comrades from the Keystone State. During this fighting the young Donegal native once again showed his worth when he dashed across an open field at the head of some men from his company, forcing the Confederates to abandon one of their positions in an unoccupied house. Michael and his comrades then took possession of the building themselves, and fought off repeated attacks against it for a number of hours. The Rebels were not finished, however, and that afternoon they attacked the cavalrymen’s positions with increased force. By 5 o’clock the 13th and 4th had been driven back, but many men were cut off and could not escape across the river. The 13th Pennsylvania lost 163 men killed, wounded and captured, the vast majority being forced to surrender. Once again Private Michael Dougherty found himself a prisoner, and this time it would be for the remainder of the war.Andersonville on 17th August 1864. Dougherty’s diary for that day records: ‘No prisoners left here today or yesterday. Alfred Friend, Co. F, 12th N.Y.C., has just informed me that he is the only man alive out of 53 of his regiment.’From 12th October 1863 to 12th April 1865 Dougherty was to spend his time in Confederate prisons. Throughout this time he kept a diary charting his experiences in prisons such as Libby, Pemberton and Belle Isle in and around Richmond, with a recurring theme being the constant hope and endless rumours regarding prisoner exchange. On 8th February 1864 he boarded a train away from Richmond with 600 others, but it was not for the purpose of his release. The train travelled south to Georgia and arrived at its destination, Camp Sumter, on the 15th February. This was a new prison, and it would soon be known by another name, one that still conjures images of death, suffering and cruelty- Andersonville. Of the 45,000 Union prisoners held there during the 14 months of its existence, 13,000 of them would never leave. Michael tried to occupy himself by visiting the different parts of the camp and recording any events in his diary. It is a stark record of the human misery he and others experienced during his time in the exposed 26 1/2 acre compound. Unsurprisingly, the main topics include new prisoners, the deaths of comrades, and rations:18th April 1864: About five hundred more prisoners came in to-day from Cahaba, Alabama. Bernard Tolen, Co. D, died to-day.15th May 1864: We can see wagons haul away bodies from the dead-house, like so much dirt; as many as twenty bodies piled on one wagon. Upwards of fifteen hundred men have died since we came here.20th July 1864: One hundred and thirty prisoners died yesterday; it is so hot we are almost roasted. There were 127 of my regiment captured the day I was, and of that number eighty-one have since died, and the rest are more dead than alive; exposure and long confinement is doing its work among us. Dougherty makes reference to an interesting incident from an Irish perspective on the 13th November 1864: All the Irish who could walk were called to the gate this afternoon by a Col. McNeill of the 10th Tennessee (rebel) regiment, to see if any of them would take the oath to join the rebel service. Not an Irishman enlisted, but two Yankees did, one from Connecticut and the other from a New York regiment; so you see the Irish are the most loyal. The following day Dougherty added: Webb called on me to-day; we had a talk over the excitement caused by the appeal to the Irish; he says McNeill is no true Irishman or he would not try to degrade Ireland and her people by making such a proposition.The 10th Tennessee had been formed of Irishmen from Nashville in 1861, and ‘Col. McNeill’ was in fact Colonel John G. O’Neill. The remnants of the unit surrendered with the Army of Tennessee in 1865 following its defeat at the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina.Michael Dougherty’s visit to the Andersonville hospital in late 1864 should have been fatal, but he somehow managed to survive. Incredibly, having experienced the American Civil War and the worst prison conditions in the nation’s history his tribulations were still not at an end. On 23rd April 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi, he boarded a ship called the ‘Sultana’ along with between 2,200 and 2,400 others, many also former Andersonville prisoners. They were steaming up the Mississippi for St. Louis, Missouri, and had arrived in Memphis, Tennessee on 26th April. Early in the morning of 27th April one of the boilers on the vessel exploded, enveloping the boat in flames. Some 1,800 of the passengers lost their lives, in what remains the worst maritime disaster in United States history.The Irishman had again beaten the odds and survived. He returned to Bristol, Pennsylvania and his mother and sisters on 27th June 1865. He would go on to marry Rose Magee with whom he had 12 children. In the post war years he worked at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia and served as a Bristol Council Member between 1880 and 1882, as well as being an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Michael Dougherty was awarded the Medal of Honor on 23rd January 1897 for his actions on the day of his capture on 12th October 1863. His citation read: ‘At the head of a detachment of his company dashed across an open field, exposed to a deadly fire from the enemy, and succeeded in dislodging them from an unoccupied house, which he and his comrades defended for several hours against repeated attacks, thus preventing the enemy from flanking the position of the Union forces.’ The Falcarragh native published his prison diary in 1908, providing an invaluable insight into the terrible conditions experienced by Union troops in Andersonville. Having survived such trials in early life, Michael Dougherty went on to live well into his 80s. He died on 19th February 1930, and is buried in Saint Mark’s Roman Catholic Churchyard in Bristol, Pennsylvania.At least 146 Irish-born men received the Medal of Honor for services during the American Civil War, almost ten percent of the total number awarded. Of these, a number have only recently come to light as Irish-born, having initially been erroneously categorised as of unknown or American nativity. It is probable that this figure will increase as further research is conducted into the backgrounds of Medal of Honor recipients. Of the Irish awards, no fewer than fifty were awarded to Irishmen in the naval and marine service, just over fifteen percent of the total number for that category.Studies of Irish participation in the American Civil War often focus on well-known ‘green flag’ units such as the Irish Brigade and Corcoran’s Irish Legion. However, the vast majority of Irish-born men served in non-Irish regiments or in the naval arm of the service. Perhaps understandably, their stories are often much harder to discover and explore. Analysis of the Irish-born Medal of Honor recipients brings some of these men to the fore. Indeed of the total number, fewer than twenty were members of ethnic Irish regiments.Three of the Irishmen would eventually receive the award twice; Coxswain John Cooper of the U.S.S. Brooklyn for two separate actions in Mobile Bay, Alabama; Boatswain’s Mate Patrick Mullen for gallantry in action and lifesaving, both in 1865; Fireman John Laverty (Lafferty) for actions on the Roanoke River during the war with the second for bravery in peacetime, aboard the U.S.S. Alaska in 1881. Although instituted during the American Civil War, the earliest chronological award was to Irishman Assistant Surgeon Bernard J.D. Irwin for service at Apache Pass, Arizona in February 1861.(4) The chronologically earliest Irish award of the conflict was to Corporal Owen McGough for actions at the First Battle of Bull Run. The first Irish-born men to physically receive the Medal of Honor were all sailors, who were presented with the award on 3 April 1863.A list of these 146 Irishmen appears below, together with their unit and the engagement at which they performed their act of heroism. This listing forms part of the Irish-born Medal of Honor Project. If you are aware of any potential additions or corrections to the list below, or have information that you feel will further the project please contact me at more please go to:******** – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on: FROM FALCARRAGH TO A MEDAL OF HONOUR – THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF MICHAEL DOUGHERTY was last modified: February 18th, 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:HISTORY: FROM FALCARRAGH TO A MEDAL OF HONOUR – THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF MICHAEL DOUGHERTYlast_img read more


Angelides, Westly off to Dem fest

first_imgSACRAMENTO – More than 3,000 Democratic Party activists and elected officials will converge on Sacramento next weekend for the state party’s annual convention, an event that could mark a turning point in the hard-fought governor’s race. The convention gives state Treasurer Phil Angelides a chance to regain some lost ground in his bid for the nomination, while Controller Steve Westly will seek to win over the more hard-core liberal activists by convincing them he is the party’s best hope to take down Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in November. Conventional wisdom holds that Angelides, as a former Democratic Party chairman and the more liberal candidate, has a stronger appeal to the grass-roots activists who will show up in big numbers at the convention, while Westly appeals to the more moderate wing. Westly said he sees himself as the underdog to win the party’s official endorsement vote Saturday, and he would be happy if neither candidate breaks the necessary 60 percent threshold. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Mr. Angelides will certainly be the odds-on favorite, but I think momentum is clearly shifting our way,” Westly said in a telephone interview. “A lot of the people who went early for my opponent are now looking at dual endorsements. Some of the people who haven’t endorsed are coming our way.” A split or no endorsement “would be a huge victory,” Westly added. Westly’s appeal will include noting that he is a “progressive” Democrat, with a track record that includes protecting the environment, supporting gay marriage, and being active in the party for 25 years. Bob Mulholland, senior adviser to the Angelides campaign, remains confident that at the least, the treasurer will get the most endorsement votes even if he doesn’t reach the “very difficult” 60 percent threshold. “It will be a good homecoming for Phil Angelides,” said Mulholland, a former strategist for the state party. “Most delegates see Phil Angelides like Bill Clinton – he fights every day for Democratic values and working people.” He noted that Angelides was party chairman in 1992, when the party saw combined victories in California for the presidential race and both U.S. Senate seats. Those at the convention have long memories and are looking for someone who will fight for traditional Democratic values, he said. Angelides, a former party chairman, had been the early front-runner in the race, locking up endorsements from respected party leaders like U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, D-Los Angeles, but has fallen behind his better-funded rival in recent polls. Party officials hope that even if they don’t agree on an endorsement, Democrats will emerge from the convention united behind at least one common goal – defeating Schwarzenegger. “There is a tremendous amount of energy in taking back the governor’s seat,” said California Democratic Party political director Sam Rodriguez. “We truly believe that we want it back. And we’ll do anything and everything necessary to get that seat back for a Democratic governor.” On the other side of the aisle, Republican leaders have not publicly expressed a preference for which candidate they would rather see Schwarzenegger face in November. But analysts believe that if Angelides and Westly beat each other up in the primary, the winner will emerge in June with a bruised public image. California Republican Party Chairman Duf Sundheim said he will be monitoring the convention to see how closely the candidates cater to the influential unions, whose cash and manpower are often seen as key to winning elections in California. Additionally, he said neither candidate has managed to distinguish himself with a strong image to the general public, and the convention could be an opportunity for them to finally define themselves. If they spend the convention just attacking Schwarzenegger, Sundheim said, it could be seen as a lack of confidence in their own plans for the state. “If these guys are attacking the governor now, it’s got to be that they have no vision of their own,” Sundheim said. “They’re in a primary, their obligation is to lay out their vision as to where the state should be going. If they spend their time attacking the governor, that reflects the fact that they don’t have the vision.” (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgUlster Senior Football Final – Donegal v DerrySunday July 17th, Clones, County Monaghan.  If you intend going to the final please get your requests in as early as possible to   The Donegal v Derry game on the 17th July is ticket only. The deadline for ordering tickets is STRICTLY Friday 8th at 11am. To order and pay for tickets please contact Pauline before Friday on 086 081 2429 or“Ulster GAA is focusing on a family friendly ticket pricing structure for the 2011 Ulster Senior and Minor Football Finals. With significant reductions from the 2010 prices, the new pricing structures includes a group rate focused at GAA Clubs taking juveniles for the ’50 4 50′ offer. This allows a group of 50 people (Up to 45 children U16 and 5 Adults) to attend the Ulster Final for €50. For families travelling to the games, tickets are available in all open seating sections of the stadium at a price of €25/£21 for adults and £5/€5 for Under 16’s.There has been a further reduction in Senior Citizen concessions which are down from €18/£15 to €15/£13 which is 16% reduction for all seated areas in the stadium. The Ulster Council for the first time have included a terrace rate for Senior Citizens and Students at a price of €10/£9. (On production of valid student ID/Senior Citizen ID)A reduction of 16% (€) / 14% (£) has been put in place for the Hill Terrace with prices now at €15/£13. This significant reduction will assist our patrons attending the finals.Tickets for the Gerry Arthurs Covered Stand can be purchased at a price of €27/£23, a 10% reduction in euro and 8% reduction in sterling from 2010 Final prices.”  – Ulster GAA Newsletter. Senior FootballThe senior football team were well beaten by league leaders Naomh Mhuire in Annagry at the weeked.  However the reserves recorded a good two point win.Under 21 ManagerThe club is looking for a manager for the under 21 footballer team in time for the upcoming championship campaign.  All applications should be sent by email no later than Sunday 17th July to secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.comThis post is seen as an important position within the club, the under 21 structure is an important link between underage and senior football.  If you feel you can get the most from this squad and have what it takes to help them progress through the under 21 championship then please apply for this position before the deadline expires. Bord na nÓgCongratulations to Daniel Wilson who’s off to the Ulster elite hurling camp this week, this is a fantastic achievement for him and is just reward for his hard work and dedication all through his young hurling career.Under 12 HurlingGreat news reached the club this week with 8 of or u12 hurlers being selected to represent Donegal in Croke park on Monday the 18th of July, the boys all impressed at recent Donegal trials and will form the largest group in the team.   This achievement hasn’t come about by chance and is in recognition of their hard work in training week inweek out.  The deserving boys are Jason Campbell, Dylan Duffy, Paul Tourish, Fiachra Mac Lochlainn, Oisin Hegarty, Ben Doherty, PJ McCarron and Oisin Grant.  Best of luck to all and hopefully they all enjoy their day out at headquarters. Proof of this squads ability was in evidence in O’Donnell Park on Thursday last when the boys openedtheir account in impressive fashion in the Donegal league with a convincing win against St Eunan’s.  Established U12’s such as Dylan, PJ, Oisin, and Ben all preformed but it was younger members of this squad like Niall Doherty and John Vaughan who caught the eye most.Next up is an away trip to Killygordon to play Setanta on Thursday night, with the bus leaving at 5.30 sharp.  This squad also travelled to Owenbeg, Dungiven to take part in the next round of Derry Go Games blitz’s, playing against some of the best side’s in Derry, they recorded wins against Swatragh, Dungannon(Tyrone) and Kevin Lynch’sDungiven, the only narrow loss was to a strong Ballinascreen side.  Dylan Duffy(capt) as usual led by example and was well supported by Ben Doherty and PJ McCarron.Bord na nÓg – Summer Activities(1)  The Club will be hosting a VHI Cúl camp, including football and hurling for boys and girls, from July 11 – July 15.  For Application Forms and information contact Leo Gill 086 086 8260.Children may register and pay at the Scarvey on the first morning of Buncrana GAA Cúl Camp.  Camp is open to boys and girls aged 7-13yrs and includes football and hurling coaching.  Cost is €65 for 1st child, €50 for additional family members. Children receive a weeks coaching, a full kit and a backpack. Further information from Leo Gill 086 086 8260.(2)  The club will host a series of activities for teenagers, including ‘Video Analysis of Your Playing Style’, a canoe trip and a drumming workshop. Dates are July 5-7.  Contact Sean Noonan 087 923 2988 for information.Teen GAA CAMP for 14-17 year olds in Scarvey, 11am -3pm. Games, coaching, video analysis, kayaking all for €10 contact Sean Noonan 087 923 2988.‘Get-Fit’ Football Training for Women“Want to get fit and have a bit of craic as well?  Join other women with the same objective every Monday night at 8pm at the Scarvey.  We are playing gaelic football and it’s not competitive just FUN.  No experience needed you only need to be over 18 years of age.”Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108).  Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 4th, 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:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more



first_imgDonegal Gaeltacht’s Patricia Warren on Hes A DandyNational Show Jumping ChampionshipsPatricia Warren, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal, produced the fastest clear round of the day to win the Advanced Intermediate title at the Association of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC) Connolly’s Red Mills National Show Jumping Championships at Mullingar Equestrian Centre, Co. Westmeath last Sunday. The Donegal Gaeltacht rider’s time of 34.35 seconds wasn’t matched by any other competitor in the arena throughout the day in a championship jump-off.Patricia was one of only 5 riders who made it through to the jump-off in the advanced intermediate final. Warren, a master of the jump off, was second in to jump on her 15 year old bay gelding, He’s A Dandy, and shaved over three seconds off the target of 37.67 seconds, which was set by pathfinder Mary Corcoran from Tipperary, riding Super Connected. Mary claimed the blue ribbon for 2nd place. Warren, who is an Equestrian Coach, was AIRC Show Jumping Champion in 2010 and in 2011, and is based at Killult Stables, in the Falcarragh/Gortahork area.  EQUESTRIAN: GAELTACHT RIDER PATRICIA IS FASTEST IN MULLINGAR was last modified: July 24th, 2013 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:EQUESTRIAN: GAELTACHT RIDER PATRICIA IS FASTEST IN MULLINGARlast_img read more


Why Wilfried Zaha would be a perfect addition at Tottenham this season

first_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Do Spurs need him?The need for a central midfielder is far more pressing this summer. With Mousa Dembele and Harry Winks plagued by injuries, and the team suffering a few casualties during the pre-season tour, Zaha’s role is not something Pochettino should be actively pursuing.However, it wouldn’t be Spurs if we weren’t prioritising the signing of overpriced wingers now, would it?TimingWhether Spurs can get it done on time is another question altogether.The inevitable low bid of £40million for a £70million-rated player will be the first step on the ladder. Steve Parish knows Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy well, with both knowing a deal will not be done for anything less than the Palace chairman’s asking price.Palace making contingencies in the form of Max Meyer and Michail Antonio could suggest they are bracing themselves for a late advance from a big boy.Some have speculated the delay in Spurs pushing for Zaha is down to Levy and United chief executive Ed Woodward playing games with each-other over a potential swap deal involving Toby Alderweireld and Anthony Martial.With just eight days left of the transfer window, these mind games can’t continue for much longer.AlternativesWhisper it quietly, but we may be seeing a lot more of Georges-Kevin N’Koudou this year.After a strong pre-season which saw the Frenchman net two goals in two games during the tour of America, the 23-year-old is desperately trying to cement a place in the senior squad.Should Spurs fail to land Zaha, the youngster may see his first-team chances increase. punished possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED no dice REVEALED Wilfried Zaha was in fine form the Eagles last season Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January It would be different for Zaha if he left Palace this time compared to when he joined Man United in 2013 Tottenham news Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa gameday cracker 3 gameday Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED Big Wilf would be tremendous fun in this Tottenham side. Just picture him flying at defenders and pinging one across to Harry Kane. Delicious.Rarely do clubs sign players who would bring such enormous energy and entertainment to the side. He’s hardly box-office, but Zaha’s vibrancy would be a delight under Mauricio Pochettino.ConcernsLike any investment, you’ve always got to weigh up the pros and cons; the latter being far more prominent with Zaha.The Ivory Coast international had his shot at the big time back in 2013, experiencing an unsuccessful two-year stint at Manchester United.As with many young stars who make the move to a top six side early in their career, the conditions were not in place for him to flourish at Old Trafford. Things would be different this time around at Spurs.ResponsibilitiesAs shown over the last few campaigns, Spurs have one of the best attacking quartets in the Premier League.Kane, Dele Alli, Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen shared 87 goals last season across all competitions, rivalled only by stars of Liverpool and Manchester City.A limitation in what we’ve seen previously from Zaha is that he’s largely operated as the star in a one-man team.Everything went through him at Palace, so how will he work in this system with shared attacking responsibilities? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal Final thoughtsJust for once, let’s have a signing made simply for the sheer fun of it.We’ve seen over the last year that Zaha is one to raise spirits. With Roy Hodgson’s side down in the depths of the league for most of the campaign, he is one to get people on their feet. Spurs have always be known as a team that plays entertaining football, so why not further add to that?With eight days to go, a load of speculation and the inevitable deadline day panic incoming, the fun and games of being a Spurs fan show no signs of slowing up.Follow @talkingTHFC on Twitter for more Spurs chat 3 *Sighs* – here we go again.It wouldn’t be a transfer window without Tottenham Hotspur making things painfully difficult for their fans, would it?With the manager teasing supporters daily with the promise of signings, we sit here with eight days to go and no activity whatsoever.We say it almost every season, but with just a little investment this Tottenham side could be achieving far more than a top three Premier League finish. Our slow starts and strong finishes must scream to the club’s hierarchy that there’s something missing.Step forward Wilfried Zaha. 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first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: The news that two of Finn Valley’s outstanding young athletes John Kelly and Fellan McGuigan have been selected for the World Youth Track & Field Championships in Donensk,Ukraine next month has been widely welcomed.Both have had excellent seasons and more importantly have improved year on year through the age range to their present exciting position as world class in their age under 18 division.John has been over 18m on a number of occasions in the shot and is currently in great form while Fellan has got out to a mind boggling 71m plus in the hammer. We wish both well.Elsewhere Dempsey has once again improved the county hammer record with a pb 63-60m mark in England and returns to have another shot at the 66m he needs for European Q in the national under 23 in Tullamore Sunday.A number of Valley athletes compete in the meet which also has the junior programme included where Sarah Collins goes in the 5k.Earlier Tuesday Tori Pena won the pole vault in the Belfast international at M P track clearing 4-30m, Mark Hoy won the B 800m in a pb 1.52 odd with AAron Mc Glynn recording a pb 800 m in the U 15 section 2.08 . Returning to good form after injury. FROM FINN VALLEY TO THE UKRAINE FOR DONEGAL ATHLETES was last modified: June 26th, 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:FROM FINN VALLEY TO THE UKRAINE FOR DONEGAL ATHLETESpatsy mcgonaglelast_img read more



first_imgGaoth Dobhair 1-13 Cill tSéadhna 2-09Comhgháirdeachas Foireann Sinsear Ghaoth Dobhair, Buatóirí Corn Na Gaeltachta, 2012.Fuair Gaoth Dobhair cic saor agus ghlac Coilín O Fearraigh é.Gaoth Dobhair 0-1 sa 3ú bomaite.Fuair Seamus O Gallachor 3 pointe ina dhiaidh a chéile.Bhí Cuma thuirseach ar Cill tSeadhna. Seo an 4ú chluiche acu.Bhí an lámh in uachtar ag Gaoth Dobhair i lár na páirce.Ansin fuair Eamonn Báiréad 0-1 do Chill tSeadhna san 18ú bomaite agusD’fhreagair Prionnsias Mac Aoidh le pointe eile do Ghaoth Dobhair.Fuair Coilín Ó Fearraigh cic soar. An scór anois ag an 23ú bomaite,Gaoth Dobhair 0-6 Cill tSeadhna 0-2Fuair Shane Ó Loinsigh agus Ultan O Corraighín 2 phointe do Cill tSeadhna.Thaínig Cill tSeadhna isteach sa chluiche ag deireadh an leath.Fuair Caoimhín O Casaide 0-1 sa 30ú bomaite.Bhí imirt mhaith idir Seamus O Gallachoir agus Caoimhín O Casaide.Fuair Eoin Mac A Bhaird cúl galanta sa 31ú bomaite ina dhiaidh ruathair aonair a dheánamh. D’aimsigh Eamon Bairead cic soar sa 33ú bomaite.An Scór ag Leath ama sa cluiche sinsireach:Gaoth Dobhair 1-07 Cill tSeadhna 0-05. Thit an gaoth sa dara leath agus bhí sé níos teo. Thainig an ghrian amach agus fuair Gaoth Dobhair pointe sa 3ú bomaite.Ansin bhí seans ag Cill tSeadhna ar cúl ach scaoil sé an liathroid trasna an chúl.Bhí nios mo ocras ar Cill tSeadhna sa leath seo. Bhí obair mhór le déanamh acu ach bhí Gaoth Dobhair ag cosaint go maith go háirithe Naill agus Eamon Mac Aoidh. Chuir Cill tSeadhna 3 ionadaí isteach sa 10ú mbomaite agus chuir Gaoth Dobhair MichEal Mac Cealbhuí isteach i n-áit Peadar Mac Aoidh.Fuair Caomhín O Casaide pointe ón imirt sa 11ú bomaite ach d’fhreagair Cill tSeadhna le pointe ó Ultan O Corraighín. Choinnigh Gaoth Dobhair smacht cumasach ar imreoirí maithe Cill tSeadhna, Michéal Mac Suibhne agus Máirtín O Gallachoir go h’áirithe.Sa 16ú fuair Séan Ó Loinseachan pointe ach d’fhreagair Coilín Ó Fearraigh le pointe do Ghaoth Dobhair.Fuair Seosamh O Dufaigh pointe breá ón imirt. Thosaigh Cill tSeadhna a theacht ar ais go láidir ag an am seo. Fuair an fhoireann seo 15 cúl i 3 cluiche agus d’aimsigh Mairtín Ó Gallachoir cúl daoibh sa 19ú bomaite.Ach fuair Gaoth Dobhair seans socrú mar go raibh an réiteoir gortaithe. Chuir Cill tSeadhna isteach ionadaí eile sa 22ú bomaite agus chuir Gaoth Dobhair isteach Sean Condy O Dochartaigh i n-áit Proinnsias Mac Aoidh. Cuireadh isteach Fionnan Ó Duibhir i n-áit Eoghan Mac a Bhaird.Scóráil Séan Ó Loinnseacháin pointe ó chic saor agus d’fhag sin 3 phointe idir na foirne.Is cosuil go raibh brú ar imreoirí Ghaodh Dobhair agus chuir said 3 iarracht ar foráil ina dhiaidh a chéile go dtí gur scóráil Caomhín O Casaide pointe a thóg an fhoireann agus an lucht tacaíochta sa 30ú bomaite. Bhí seans maith ag Sean Condy ar cúl ach chuir sé ar foráil é. Bhí cluiche brea ag Seamus O Gallachoir agus chuir sé pointe eile ar chlár an scoranna do Ghaoth Dobhair.Cosúil leis an chead leath, chríochnaigh Cill tSeadhna go láidir ag deireach an leatha.Bhí seans ag Michéal Mac Suibhne ar cúl ach rinne Criostóir Mac Suibhne sábháil iontach agus chuaigh an liathroid thar an trasnán. Thainig deireaidh dramatúil ar an chluiche seo nuair a bronnadh cic éirice ar Cill tSeadhna. Scórail Michéal Mac Suibhne an cúl a d’fhag pointe idir na foirne ach tar éis do Chriostoir Mac Suibhne an liathroid a chicéail amach arís, shéid an réiteoir an fheadóg agus d’éirigh an gleo I measc an lucht féachana.Bhí an bua ag an fhoireann baile leis an scór 1-13; 2-09!Maith sibh Gaoth Dobhair.  COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA – CLG GHAOTH DOBHAIR ABU was last modified: June 5th, 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:2012 . — with Thomas Mc Ginley.Baint MórBuatóirí Corn Na GaeltachtaComhgháirdeachas Foireann Sinsear Ghaoth DobhairCOMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA – CLG GHAOTH DOBHAIR ABULá Mórlast_img read more


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