first_img INNACURATE BALLS JC controlled the first half but were let down by inaccurate final balls from open play and from set pieces. These were uncharacteristically off target by some distance, this in contrast to their opponents, who looked vibrant and up for the challenge throughout the contest. The Hope Road-based JC started the second period brightly but soon fell behind, when McCathy doubled KC’s lead with another stunner. Nine minutes into the half, the big striker received the ball with his back to goal and with no immediate danger in sight, spun, and unleashed a left-foot drive which Johnson could only help into the goal. Minutes later, he forced Johnson into another desperate save from a free-kick. JC kept their heads up and continued to hunt a goal, but KC were well organised and kept them out for most of the game. However, in the last ten minutes, Duhaney Williams had two greats chances, but he failed to beat Jahvanni Grant from inside the area with eight minutes to go. Then in the final moments, he crashed a superb volley against the post and across the face of the goal and out. Although the Walker Cup continues to elude coach Miguel Coley, he lauded the efforts of his players. “The first goal really stunned us … and we gave away two soft goals. It was disappointing, but they got chances, and we got chances, but we didn’t stop playing,” he said. Earlier, in the under-14 final, Tivoli Gardens defeated Kingston College 1-0. Kingston College’s (KC) 16-year wait for a major schoolboy football trophy ended at the National Stadium yesterday when goals from Fabian Grant and Andre McCathy saw them to a 2-0 win over rivals Jamaica College (JC) in the final of the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup. Coach Ludlow Bernard, who was winning his third Walker Cup title in four seasons (two at Wolmer’s Boys), said despite missing out on the Manning Cup, he was pleased to have the North Street school winning trophies again after more than a decade without success and he said the players deserved all the praise. “I am glad for the players. They are the ones who really wanted this, and they came out and worked hard and executed,” he told The Gleaner. “It’s good to have a trophy back at KC for the first time in 16 years … and a lot of people need to be reminded of that,” he added. Grant stunned the JC support when he fired the ‘Purples’ ahead just 30 seconds, beating Kojay Johnson in goal with a scorcher, which flew into the top corner from 20 metres.last_img read more

first_imgLiberia’s foreign relations sector cannot be taken lightly.  Government relies on it for shaping most of its political and economic goals.This is predicated on the background that Liberia, after years of civil war, and perhaps even before the civil conflict, depended on foreign aids for its infrastructural and economic developments.Thousands of foreign residents, comprising Lebanese, Chinese, Indians, Ghanaians, Nigerians, Guineans, and Sierra Leoneans amongst others are currently residing in Liberia; something that proves equal freedom for both Liberian citizens and foreigners enjoy in this “free land of Liberty.”This in fact was one of the main tools used during the 2011 Presidential and General Elections to re-elect President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. During her first term, she restored Liberia’s international image among the comity of nations.Predicated upon the fact that “Liberia’s blessings and glory lie in foreign hands,” its relationship with international partners was highly strengthened in 2013 as new embassies were opened and some very friendly foreign diplomats ended their tour of duties and were recalled by their respective countries.On October 14, 2013, the United Kingdom reopened its embassy in Monrovia after 22 years of closure due to the Liberian civil crisis.British Parliamentarian and Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds making a remark at the opening of the embassy said United Kingdom was confident of the peace in Liberia. He also stated that they were reopening their embassy on grounds that Liberia had celebrated 10 years of peace and the environment now depicts peaceful coexistence.Simmonds assured that they were making frantic effort to introduce the visa system that will allow travellers from Liberia to travel to the United Kingdom directly without having  to go to a second country like Ghana or Nigeria to obtain a visa. For Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan, he described the relationship between Liberia and Great Britain as “strong.” Min. Ngafuan stated that Britain was the first to recognize Liberia’s independence and it was also the first country the first President of Liberia, Joseph Jenkins Roberts visited after Liberia declared its independence in 1847.Minister Ngafuan also recalled the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to Liberia in February of 2013 as one consolidating factor to Britain and Liberia’s relationship.US-Liberia RelationsLiberia’s traditional ally, the United States of America, early 2013, recalled Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, who had stayed for nearly four years in Liberia on diplomatic mission, and was replaced by Ambassador Deborah Malac. Amb. Greenfield was considered by many Liberians as a daughter of Liberia more than a diplomat. She had once lived in Liberia many years before she came as a diplomat.Germany-Liberia RelationsOn June 14, 2013, German Ambassador Bodo Schaff bid farewell to Liberia and in September his successor, Ralph Timmermann took over as Ambassador of Germany to Liberia.Germany’s role in Liberia’s post-war recovery process is very essential.  It is one of the European countries contributing to the restoration of the country’s damaged hydro-electric power, and it has over the years contributed to logistical supports for the Liberian National Police (LNP) and is supporting Agriculture project in south-east Liberia through the German based non-governmental organization, Welt Hungerhlife.Sino-Liberia RelationsChina is one main development partner to Liberia’s post-war recovery. It has financed and built some of Liberia’s recent modern structures, including the US$10 million Jackson F. Doe Referral Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County. It also built a modern, new University of Liberia Campus outside Monrovia. Its Ambassadors have awarded hundreds of foreign and local scholarships to Liberians both in the private and public sectors.The latest part of 2013 saw Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua, under whose administration, Liberia got some of the biggest aid packages from China, going back to China after serving ending his tour of duty.Prior to his going, the Chinese Ambassador and the Liberian Government signed US$36 million bilateral agreement aimed at undertaking three projects including the erection and remodeling of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex and the construction of a new campus of the Monrovia Vocational Technical College (MVTC), along the Somalia Drive in Garnesville.Also, during his tour of duty, China agreed to a US$60 million Ministerial Complex for the Government of Liberia. This building when completed, it is expected to host at least 10 ministries. Chinese Amb. Zhao said during one of his press conferences that it (Ministerial Complex) is going to be the second of such building in Africa. The first is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, also built by the Chinese.In a remark at the signing ceremony, Foreign Minister Augustine K. N’gafuan also lauded the Chinese Government for the complex project, which he said when completed the Liberian Government will no longer be a tenant in its own home.EU Nations & OthersEuropean countries including Sweden, France and Norway opened embassies in Liberia in 2013. Egypt recalled Ambassador Adawy and Finland retired Aaron Milton as an Honorary Consul and replaced him by Markku Vesikko.The year 2013 also saw Liberia and Japan cementing their relations with the signing of a US50 million agreement for the reconstruction of the Somalia Drive, beginning from the Freeport of Monrovia to the ever-busy commercial district of Red-Light in Paynesville.Again, Foreign Minister Ngafuan noted that the reconstruction of this road will ease the traffic congestion in Monrovia and the initiative by Japan is an indication that Liberia’s partners are now assured of stable peace under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.In addition, Japan sent a huge consignment of rice to Liberia for sale at a cheaper price to Liberians so that proceeds from the sale can help to promote the Agriculture sector.Post UN 2015 Meeting in MonroviaThe Observer’s reflection of Liberia’s diplomacy in 2013 can be climaxed by the United Nations post-2015 stakeholders’ Meeting held early this year in February. Our Diplomatic Correspondent termed it as the peak of Liberia’s foreign relations in 2013, as top world leaders including British PM David Cameron and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono came to Liberia, the first for a sitting British PM and that of the an Indonesian President.The Stakeholders’ Meeting, held at the Royal Grand Hotel, was aimed at assessing progress attained so far by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and looking ahead to 2015, when those Goals should have ended. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgYesterday witnessed a dramatic twist in the long political standoff in the Lower House of the National Legislature with Speaker J. Alex Tyler finally resolving to recuse himself as presiding officer of the House. Tyler, who has resisted immense pressure to force him to bow out, said he only decided to step aside in the interest of the Liberian people and nothing else. Tyler’s decision comes barely 24 hours after human rights lawyer Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe said the ongoing saga at the legislature has nothing to do with whether or not the right thing for Speaker Tyler to do was to recuse himself. Many persons, Tiawan said, hold the view that whenever there is a cloud over the integrity of a public figure such as Speaker Tyler, the most honorable thing to do is to recuse himself. He cited an example where he said it was not long ago, when the Prime Minister of Iceland resigned his post after his name appeared in the Panama Papers for alleged corruption. He did not wait for a conclusion of the investigation to say whether he was guilty or innocent. “But, this high standard held by public office-holders in other parts of the world is, unfortunately, not a common practice in Liberia. The common practice is for a public official to provide justification for not resigning,” Tiawan said. However, Tyler decided to step aside after nearly three months of tussle in the Lower House—a situation that paralyzed the entire government.But let no one be fooled by Tyler’s decision yesterday, though it paves the way for smooth operation at the Legislature for the time being, especially for the hearing and the passage of the national budget and other key legislative instruments.Yesterday’s decision renders the political rivalry in the Legislature far from being over. Up to press time last night, it was not clear whether his decision will pave the way for members of the House to elect a new Speaker—although reports indicate that the so called majority bloc are clandestinely embarking upon his final exit as Speaker. Tyler’s decision may in the minds of many suggest that peace has finally prevailed, but this seems to be far from the truth with some saying that the political saga is at the verge of being a teaser to what might come next. The recusal of the Speaker, some members of the renegade group have begun to say, has paved the way for his removal from the post.The embattled Speaker said the crisis in the Lower House has split the country in almost every sphere of its national existence thus negatively affecting the economy.Tyler said the National Budget hearings’ passage has been called off by the Executive. “Ministers and heads of government agencies have been instructed by the Executive not to appear for hearings.“Civil servants’ salaries are delayed causing domestic upheavals; medical institutions and health delivery are experiencing difficulties; social structures are functioning at minimum capacities; infrastructural programs are on hold; major contracts cannot be implemented as they all depend on the passage of the budget,” said Tyler in his press statement.He further acknowledged that Legislative projects which were being implemented around the country have been stalled due to the ongoing conflict in the House to the extent that those representatives who have refused to sign the resolution for recusal and have chosen to stand by the law and abide by the constitution are being threatened by the Executive with non-implementation of their constituencies’ projects.“Given the incendiary role President Sirleaf played in fueling the conflict in the House, we ought to be mindful of what could happen in the up-coming elections,” he added.Tyler: “We have the responsibility to resolve leadership crises by using the instrument endorsed by all, which is the Constitution. This, we swore to uphold, defend and protect the State.“In a democracy, when citizens converge to the ballot boxes to exercise their political franchise by casting their ballots to elect a leader, they are expressly upholding the tenets of democracy which is a free choice and does not end there.”He called for the leaders to abide by the Constitution and laws of the land they swore to defend, to protect and to uphold, adding, “Any attempt to do otherwise, would be detrimental to the state and people.”But members of the House of Representatives in their heated argument recently called on Tyler to recuse himself as presiding officer, while he is in court for a criminal offense following his indictment for allegedly receiving US$75,000 as bribe to change the PPCC law to favor London based Sable Mining Company to get a mining concession for the Wologizi Mountain in Lofa County.Tyler, who has declared his intention to contest for the presidency in 2017, believes that the Executive bears the greatest responsibility to ensure the adherence to the Constitution and laws of Liberia. He believes that in the current crisis, the Executive has shown disregard for the laws by refusing to adhere to the principle of the separation of powers.Tyler added: “The decision we seek to make here today, should not be mistaken as a sign of weakness, as it will be a matter of foolish pride, to sit idly and see our nation and the institutions of governance disintegrate and descend into chaos and/or anarchy. There are no winners when the nation’s pride is at stake.” He said as a God fearing man, he is constantly reminded of the Biblical teaching of King Solomon relating to the status of the baby in determining the true biological mother, with one preferring the splitting of the baby in half, while the other holds that the baby be spared. There, he said,King Solomon came to the conclusion of knowing who the true mother of the baby was.Therefore, “If my recusal is the ultimate sacrifice that will move our country forward and end this current quagmire, I am herewith recusing myself from presiding over the plenary of the House of Representatives so that the business of the Liberian people can be fully addressed.“It must be noted that indictment is not a guilty verdict, and it is indeed unfortunate that some of our colleagues have chosen to effectively and glaringly exploit and politicize what is purely a legal matter.”It may be recalled that Speaker Tyler and Senator Varney Sherman were indicted by Criminal Court ‘C’. The indictment of the two senior lawmakers grew out of a May 2016 Global Witness Report released on Liberia where the pair and several other senior government officials were accused of receiving bribes to award a concessional agreement in favor of Sable Mining to mine iron ore in the Wologizi Mountain.With Speaker Tyler’s recusal, many Liberians interviewed yesterday after the announcement said his decision showed a tremendous sense of responsibility as a leader for him to finally recuse himself.“Now we want to see from now on how the allegations against him would proceed,” said Emmanuel Dormah in a telephone interview from central Monrovia. He said Tyler’s decision has shown that he is a man of legality.In random telephone interviews, many Liberians applauded Tyler’s decision to end the saga and ensure sanity, after a series of tussles that have held the country to ransom.“Now we must go on and afford Liberia a chance to move ahead,” another Liberian, identified as Helena Weah, said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAnyone with information is asked to call 250-787-8100. Looking at selling that used barbecue or like-new clothing online?If you are, take heed — fraudsters are scamming local residents who are selling their goods online, Fort St. John RCMP warned today.In a release, the police say the scam works like this: the buyer will send the seller a cheque for more than the seller has asked for the item. The buyer asks the seller to cash the cheque, wait until it “clears,” and to then send the extra money back to the buyer.- Advertisement -The cheque clears the seller’s account, but then bounces after the seller has sent back the extra money. According to RCMP, many people are unaware that a cheque “clearing” their bank does not mean it is legitimate.“Only accept cheques for the exact amount of the item you are selling,” said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie in a release. “This is the only way to assure that you will not lose funds.”Police believe the people involved in the scam live in another province. RCMP continue to investigate.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFrom news services Tim Duncan has agreed to a two-year, $40 million contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs, an official familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. The agreement will add to Duncan’s existing three-year deal and keep him in San Antonio at least through the 2011-12 season, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to discuss negotiations. “That’s probably the biggest part of it, to (sign) this extension and hopefully end my career here, that’s the biggest part of it,” Duncan said after the Spurs beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 106-97, Tuesday night. “San Antonio: Where dynasties happen,” NBA commissioner David Stern said. And with that the Spurs held the final celebration of their fourth title in nine seasons. Demonstrating the team-first attitude Stern said the Spurs embody, the rings – 14-karat gold and bearing almost 4.5 carats of diamonds – were handed out first to the coaches, then to players in alphabetical order. On one side of the ring is the Spurs’ playoff record of 16-4, the NBA logo and the player’s number and name. On the other is side is the year, 2007, and a hammer splitting a rock. Kevin Durant’s much-anticipated regular-season debut won’t be overshadowed by the SuperSonics’ impending departure from Seattle. At least not tonight. Owner Clay Bennett originally set the day of the Sonics’ opener as the deadline to have a plan for a new arena in the Seattle area, or he would file relocation papers with the league to prepare for a move to Oklahoma City. He later said he didn’t want to distract from the start of the season, and would hold off from making any moves in regards to the Sonics’ future. Bennett spokesman Dan Mahoney reiterated that Bennett and the ownership group want the focus to be on basketball and on Friday, Bennett will “have further comment on the organization’s next steps.” Despite a sprained left ankle, Durant is expected to start tonight when the Sonics go to Denver to open their 41st and possibly last season with Seattle. The Sonics play their home opener on Thursday night against Phoenix. Durant moved without limitations Tuesday in his second full practice since spraining his ankle on Oct. 23. Coach P.J. Carlesimo said afterward that unless Durant’s ankle swells significantly on the flight to Denver, the rookie from Texas and No. 2 overall pick in the draft will make his highly anticipated first start. “It’s good to get things going, but you don’t feel good about a matchup with Denver,” Carlesimo said. Durant ready for debut Around the league Timberwolves: Point guard Randy Foye will be out several weeks because of a lingering knee injury. Tests revealed a stress reaction in his left kneecap, and the team said the second-year player will be out indefinitely. Foye, an NBA all-rookie team selection last season, is an important part of this revamped, inexperienced squad that has only five returning players on the 15-man roster. Foye averaged 10.1 points, 2.8 assists and 22.9 minutes while playing all 82 games last year. Sebastian Telfair, Marko Jaric and Greg Buckner are expected to assume the ballhandling while Foye is out. Cavaliers: Sasha Pavlovic agreed to a three-year contract, ending his lengthy holdout. Pavlovic’s agent, Marc Cornstein, confirmed the deal but declined to discuss financial terms. After a summer-long stalemate extended through the Cavaliers’ preseason, Cornstein said talks picked up over the last couple days with major concessions made by both sides. Celtics: The club has exercised its contract option on starting point guard Rajon Rondo for the 2008-09 season. The team is counting on the second-year pro to play that position in a lineup with stars Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. Last season, the 6-foot-1 Rondo started 25 of the 78 games he played and averaged 6.4 points and 3.8 assists. Mavericks: Juwan Howard is being brought back after the veteran forward agreed to terms. Howard, who played for Dallas during parts of the 2000-01 and ’01-02 seasons, can’t sign with the Mavericks until he clears waivers today, when Dallas plays its season opener at Cleveland. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.No official word has been released. The 31-year-old Duncan has led the Spurs to four NBA titles in the past nine seasons, and he was the finals MVP for the first three. He also won back-to-back league MVP titles in 2002-03. Duncan, entering his 11th season, was the No. 1 pick in 1997, two years before the Spurs won their first title. The nine-time All-Star has career averages of 21.8 points and 11.9 rebounds. Before Tuesday’s opener, the Spurs were presented their championship rings after sweeping LeBron James and Cleveland in June. A lone spotlight beamed down on the center of the court at the AT&T Center, highlighting in all its golden glory the Spurs’ latest championship trophy. last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal man is hoping to put his body on the line today – for the sake of his beloved sport.Glentogher man Ronan Doherty will today fly the flag for Ireland at the Hercules Olympia bodybuilding competition at The Charter Hall in Colchester, England.Ronan is no stranger to the sport of bodybuilding as he has won many titles. He was a bodybuilding champion at the early age of 17, winning teenage titles here in Ireland and also as far away as the USA.He is a man that loves the sport putting many hours into his training and diet but he is enjoying every minute of the sport that has literally been a very big part of him for many years.Ronan has had his eyes on this contest for quite a while now.And is very confident that the hard work is done after putting in lots of preparation for the event over the last few weeks. Said Ronan: “I want to thank all my friends and family for all the support they have given me over the years.“They been there through thick and thin for me.” RONAN PUTS HIS BODY ON THE LINE FOR HIS SPORT! was last modified: May 11th, 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:body builderRonan Dohertylast_img read more

first_imgUFC FIGHT NIGHT: Donegal MMA star Joseph Duffy has received a rapturous reception as he weighed in ahead of his fight tomorrow night against Ivan ‘Batman Jorge.With Paddy ‘The Hooligan’ Holahan also on the card there’s plenty of interest for Irish MMA fight fans. Duffy, like Holahan received rapturous applause as they made their way on stage for their weigh-ins ahead of their respective bouts tomorrow night in Glasgow.Duffy weighed in at 155 and he faces Jorge, a formidable Brazilian MMA fighter with a polished record.The fight will be screened LIVE on BT sports tomorrow night.A massive army of fans are travelling over from Donegal to cheer on Duffy and with fans also coming from London and Wales – Jorge will face a partisan crowd tomorrow night. Donegal Daily will have exclusive coverage on Duffy’s fight tomorrow night and will continue to provide previews in the lead up to tomorrow’s fight. UFC FIGHT NIGHT- DUFFY RECEIVES RAPTUROUS RECEPTION AS HE WEIGHS-IN AHEAD OF FIGHT was last modified: July 17th, 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:Joseph DuffyMMAnewsSportUFClast_img read more

first_imgAyr Hill National SchoolThe following are the results of the Ayr Hill National School 5k.A great crowd of one hundred runners and walkers took part in the event around Ramelton.All funds raised on the day will go to this super two teacher national school. Well done to all who took part.Mark Mc Paul 15.57Barry Coyle 18John Whoriskey 18.09Rory Pipeer 19.42Oisin Sharkey 20.3Gwyn Yemm 20.36Curley Coyle 20.42Danny Mc Loughlin 20.42Kevin Coyle 21.39Joe Coyle 21.39Ita Mc Gettigan 21.54Martin Robinson 21.59Alan Mc Nulty 22.34Gavin Fisher 22.36Paul Doherty 22.39Sean Bryant 24.45Danielle Mc Namee 22.49Francise Diver 22.52James Dotherty 22.58Gary Mc Bride 23.05Garvin Boyce 23.07David Walsh 23.17Catherine Grier 23.32Ian Kerr 23.44Stephen Bryant 23.52Nancy Mc Namee 23.55David Speer 23.59Ivan Simms 23.59Lexi Diver 24.06Noah Mc Garvey 24.18John Bradley 24.36Pat Mc Kenna 24.41Andy Stewart 24.43Brenda Mc Cahill 24.44Ursula Mc Garvey 24.48Adam Wilson 24.5Matthew Lecky 24.51Keith Patton 24.56Noelle Mc Loughlin 24.58Nigel Black 25.03Paul Ewen 25.03Eunan Gormley 25.05Gearld Mc Ginley 25.14Tanya Jacob 25.22Mary Bond 25.24Michael Durning 25.33Edward Diver 25.36Mark Bradley 25.41Susette Borland 26.11Lorraine Kerr 26.13Paul Buchannan 26.14Kyra O Donnell 26.35Eileen Hewett 26.37Deirdre Gormley 26.46Andrew Stewart 27.07Martin Johnston 27.13Molly Wheeler 27.34Jean Mc Glinchy 27.57Monica Grier 28Ciara Johnston 28.23Jacqueline Mc Groddy 28.28Kieran Boyle 28.3Heather Mc Loughlin 28.36Hilary Moore 28.38Kate Kemp 29.12Geraldine Flood 29.35Adam Grier 30Brian Mc Fadden 30Norman Irwin 30.02Cillian Kerr 30.03Fiona Boyle 30.04Joan Merritt 30.04Noreen Sharkey 30.08Carly Bryant 30.41Daniel Borland 30.47Caroline Mc Groddy 31.28Torey Stewart 31.3Karen Patton 31.46Michael Lockhard 32.4Marie sweeney 32.42Aine Toland 32.45Chloe Moore 33.58Katie O Hagan Connolly 34.43Daniel Hunter 34.57Andrew Floyd 34.59David Lockhard 35Zara Heron 35.02Rachel Mc Kenna 35.16Hazel Stewart 36.23Aine Connolly 36.57Nicola Irwin 37.25Declan Black 37.26Gemma Boyle 37.45Emma Floyd 38.16Andrew Grier 38.17Rosie Robin 38.22Avril Murry 38.27Rose Mc Causland 38.28Millie Mc Ginley 38.4Allana Lockart 38.45AYR HILL SCHOOL 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: April 23rd, 2016 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:5kAyr Hill NSdonegalRameltonlast_img read more

first_imgFour Masters GAA Club Notes:Coaching AcademyOur coaching academy for 4 to 7 year olds continues this Saturday from 11am to 12:15pm in Tir Conaill Park. Children learn the basics of gaelic football, hurling and camogie in a fun and safe environment. The academy has been attracting 60 plus children each week. New players and parents always welcome. Boys Football Training TimesTraining for boys born in 2010 and 2009 (next year’s U8’s) will take place every Wednesday in October from 5pm to 6pm in the Astroturf at Tir Conaill. Training for boys born in 2005 (next year’s U12’s) takes place from 6pm to 7:30pm every Wednesday at the Astroturf in Tir Conaill Park.U8 Boys FootballOur U8’s finished up their season recently with a blitz in Ballyshannon and a trip to Bundoran Cinema afterwards. Our three teams played some excellent football on the day winning all their games against Glencar Manorhamilton, Aodh Ruadh, and Derrygonnelly. Well done and thanks goes Ronan Boyle and his coaching team for all their hard work throughout 2016.U10 Boys FootballOur U10s finished up their season with a blitz up in Termon on Saturday week. They played Termon and Gweedore in a number of games on the day with both teams performing well on the day to win all their games. Thanks goes Odie McBride, Greg Doherty, Georgie O’Flaherty, and Hugh McNamee for all their hard work throughout 2016 with this group of players.U13 Boys FootballWell done to the U13 boys football team who reached the Division 1 regional final on yesterday after defeating Dungloe 4-14 to 2-03 in Tir Conaill Park. The team put in a great performance with all players contributing in an excellent display. They now play Killybegs in the regional final, day and time of this game is yet to be announced. St Eunan’s and Milford await in the county semi finals for these two teams from the SRB. U16 Boys FootballWell done to our U16 boys football team who defeated Kilcar 5-11 to 2-12 in Mountcharles to reach the Division 1 regional semi final. The team played some great football at times in the first half to open up the Kilcar defence and score a number of goals. They now play Killybegs on Wednesday night at 8pm in Ardara. All support welcome for the lads.AVS FootballWell done to all our club players involved in the AVS U14 and U16 football teams last week who won all their games. The U14s recorded a good win away to Carrick with the U16s winning against Carrick and Glenties.U16 HurlersHard luck to our U16 hurlers who lost out in the Championship county semi final to Aodh Ruadh on Thursday night. The lads made a great comeback in the second half, coming back from twelve points down at one stage. They lost by one point in the end up with some having it as a draw. Thanks goes to Mark Sweeney, Donal Carron and all the players for their hard work throughout 2016.Bord na nÓgAnyone interested in getting involved with helping out, coaching, managing teams or administration at Bord na nÓg level in 2017 is asked to contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905) as soon as possible.Primary Schools Football LeagueOur new Primary Schools football league started on Thursday in Tir Conaill. Scoil Aodh Ruadh agus Nuala defeated Gaelscoil na gCeithre Máistrí in the girls’ game, with the Gaelscoil making a good comeback in the second before losing out narrowly. In the boys section, Gaelscoil Na gCeithre Máistrí defeated Scoil Aodh Ruadh agus Nuala in a great contest with goals proving to be difference in the end up. Thanks goes to John McGlanhey for refereeing both games. The league continues this Thursday from 4pm in Tir Conaill.Fixtures this week are as follows;Boys Football: Scoil An Línbh Íosa vs Gaelscoil na gCeithre Máistrí (Throw in 4:40pm)St Francis N.S. vs Scoil Aodh Ruadh agus Nuala (Throw in 4:40pm)Our U13 girls enjoyed mixed fortunes this week. On Wednesday evening at home we played St Nauls in an exciting local derby. We started the game excellently leading by a point at half time thanks to 2 great goals from Aine Byrne, 3 points from Aine Ward & 1from Lucy Monaghan. We started the 2nd half by racing in to a 7 point lead with 2 goals from Aine Ward.However we then ran out of steam for the remainder of the 2nd half, when St Nauls took control & ran out 5-14 to 5-4 winners. Only a wonderful individual run from one end of the pitch to the other by Ellen Canavan to score a wonderful goal gave the home crowd anything to cheer in the dying minutes. On Sunday away to Convoy, the girls lifted themselves to turn in a great performance. We started well with a great point from young Aoife Cox, followed by a well taken goal by the same player. We led at half time by 5-1 to 2-3 thanks to goals from Ciara Cox, Emma Sweeney, Lucy Monaghan and Aoife Cox.Convoy started the second half well scoring some lovely points from distance but the Four Masters ship was steadied with a great goal from Shauna Doherty. Scoring goals in this game won the match for us running out 9-3 to 3-10 winners.A wonderful individual tally of 4-2 for Lucy Monaghan. The team was led well by captain Aine Byrne with great performances from Caoimhe Cox, Sarah Canny and Ciara Gillespie Cassidy. Overall this was a real team performance with everyone working well together to ensure victory.ORAL IRISH COURSEFor Leaving Cert 2017 studentsNa gCeithre Maistri are delighted to extend this offer to all Club Members who are sitting their Leaving Certificate in 2017.6 week course conversational Irish with a focus on the Oral ExaminationCommencing: Friday 11th November 5:30 – 7:00pmWhere: Sláinte Natural Health Centre, New Row, Donegal Town (Below Dr O’Kennedy’s Surgery, opposite Magee’s Factory)Fee: €40 for 6 week course, Limited PlacesRegistration: Abbey Hotel – Reception Friday 28/10/16 at 5:30pmA follow-on course will be held in January 2017Football training for boys born in 2009 and 2010 will take place every Wednesday in Tir Conaill Park in October from 5pm to 6pm. New players always welcome.The Four Masters U16 Ladies play Killybegs on Wednesday at 5pm in Tir Conaill Park in the Co Chanpionship semi-final. All support welcome.Club Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €2,900 in week 13 of the 2016/17 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on the 10th October 2016. The €50 winners in the lucky dip were Mickey Mc Intyre, and Michael Cunningham, The Heeneys. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 13 and 20. Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the the 17th of October.Renew Subscriptions: The club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers or to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.Club Notes: Any club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email before Monday at lunchtime to ensure it is included.Follow us via Facebook, Twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comFour Masters GAA: Top performances in the Primary Schools Football League was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CLUB NOTESdonegalfour masters gaalast_img read more

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