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Hubert Lawrence: New era in netball

first_imgPaula Daley-Morris has a big job ahead of her. As the new head of Netball Jamaica, her task isn’t just to maintain existing standards of performance but, if possible, one day to exceed them. It won’t be easy. Under the erstwhile Marva Bernard, Jamaica kept its time-honoured position in the world’s top four. Most recently, Jamaica was fourth at the 2015 Netball World Cup and third at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which is a virtual world championship. Daley Morris’ mission and that of her Netball Jamaica team will be to move the Sunshine Girls up to the top step of the podium. Astute as she is, the new president will already know the obstacles that lie ahead. Unlike Australia, New Zealand and England, Jamaica plays most of its netball outdoors. The open air makes the ball act differently and the preponderance of hard concrete court surfaces lend themselves to knee and ankle injuries like the one centre Paula Thompson seemed to suffer from at the World Cup. At the same time, the rest of the Big Four have professional leagues at home which allow their netballers to focus on the game, while ours juggle timetables that include school and/or work. Therefore, the edge Jamaica might have with talent is covered by extended practice time by players in Australia, New Zealand and England. One worry is that other teams who go professional and indoors can catch up. A semi-pro league was recently started in Jamaica. In its first season, it was contested outdoors. Hopefully, it will simulate world- level competition and go indoors next season. If it does, it would stretch candidates for national team places and be better preparation for international play. The solution to both going indoors and going professional is money. As with Bernard, the new president will have to do a major marketing job to convince the public and sponsors to contribute to netball. Existing programmes to raise new talent and more qualified coaches should be retained and strengthened. New ones will no doubt be conceived, too, as the need arises. With the next Commonwealth Games set for 2018 and the next Netball World Cup coming in 2019, it would be great if financial solutions could be found early on. With more full-time players practising and competing indoors and with a wise choice of national coach, Jamaica could step up in 2018 and 2019. This year, despite the 2014 Commonwealth bronze medal, Netball Jamaica had to make a public appeal for funds to cover its Netball World Cup expenses. The new president will have seen that and will know the hurdles that lie ahead. Everybody who wants Jamaica to be world number one in netball will wish her the best of luck. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at court side since the 2003 Netball World Cup. Local leagueslast_img read more

Lakers are happy with the hype surrounding rookie Lonzo Ball

first_imgBall’s journey officially begins Tuesday when the Lakers open training camp, but he appears to have already won over his new teammates during summer workouts.“When you play with a pure point guard like that, it just makes it easier for everyone,” center Brook Lopez said. “He elevates players to a whole other level.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I know it’s going to be great for me, just being on the receiving end of his passes. He’s going to gift-wrap baskets for me. He’s so good at turning other players into impact, amazing players. He’s going to be a transcendent talent.”That has been the plan all along, particularly from his outspoken father LaVar Ball, who almost seemed to will his son’s journey from Chino Hills High School to UCLA to the Lakers. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments It was a rare glimpse of the sense of humor that teammates say is not uncommon when the cameras are off.As for those lofty expectations? Like most everything else, Ball just shrugs and flashes a hint of his confidence.“I think I’ll be fine,” he said. “I’ve been playing basketball my whole life and I’m pretty good at it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball poses for a picture during the NBA basketball team’s media day in El Segundo, Calif., Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — He has a Facebook reality show and a family shoe brand. His dad talks big on ESPN. He was the No. 2 overall draft pick and expects to transform one of the NBA’s glamor franchises.Other than that, Lonzo Ball is an ordinary teenager.The 19-year-old guard comes with otherworldly expectations, with the Los Angeles Lakers having fallen on hard times. They hope the local product can help them rejoin the NBA’s elite.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees If Lonzo Ball seems to arrive with the trappings of circus, he appears the calm in the center of the storm.“Honestly, Zo is relaxed,” forward Julius Randle said. “Zo is chill. He’s one of the guys. For as much as he has going around him, you would never know.”Ball doesn’t say a lot himself, and what he does say comes out in rapid-fire fashion. Reporters circled around some eight deep Monday at the team’s media day, but Ball appeared to take it in stride.“I’ve been kinda like this my whole life, so I really don’t feel anything to be honest,” he said. “It’s just playing a game, the game I love.”That approach has hardly gone unnoticed by legendary point guard Magic Johnson, now the Lakers’ president of basketball operations.“I told him, he’s just like me,” Johnson said. “When I came here there were a lot of expectations put on my shoulders and the Lakers as an organization. Now I’m his boss, but I’m also his big brother.”When those comments were relayed to Ball, the rookie responded: “More like an uncle. He looks older than my brother.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody Clippers are Griffin’s team more than ever with Paul gonelast_img read more

Restaurant on Wheels Offers Affordable Prices

first_imgMr. Benjamin Darpoh, 40, of 19th Street in Monrovia has found the most effective way to bring food to his customers.“Customers call me and I supply them with food at affordable prices,” Darpoh said in an interview yesterday. Supplying food to his customers is done from a mobile restaurant.Described as ‘mobile kitchen’ the vehicle is equipped with a deep freezer, a microwave oven, an electric cooker, a mini freezer and many gadgets that make his venture workable.Darpoh, a father of two young children, said he decided to venture into this business to offer cheap but quality food service to people that do not have the time to go for lunch. “Catering runs in my family and for me it is a hobby. I love cooking, right. I learned it from my mother (Madam McLeod Darpoh, former Commerce Minister). I turned what became my hobby into a money-making venture,” he said.Darpoh said he started the business with assistance from one of his cousins. “A lot of people are not involved into this particular business and my cousin embraced the idea and today I am finally doing it,” he said.He admitted the cost to the venture is high, “and since I began two and half months ago, the profit is trickling in and I know that with time things will become better.”On the challenges he faces as the owner of a restaurant on wheels, he said the prices are not stable because of the inability of the Liberian government to regulate commodity prices. However, he is not deterred and is moving ahead.Mr. Darpoh urged Liberians to visit him on Broad Street, opposite Rivoli Cinema to taste his cuisine that is taking the city by storm.Some of the foods he offers include hot dogs, chicken burger/Hamburger, chicken sandwich, French fries, fried chicken, fried rice and chicken and chicken pie.Many of his customers are students of the nearby BW Harris High School. Sales are higher in the evening hours, he said, and he has offers for group services.“I’m working on delivery services to my customers anywhere in the city using motorbikes,” Darpoh said.For now the long white bus depicting his wares, is seen near the Rivoli Cinema with chairs set out for customers to enjoy the meals that only Ben Darpoh and his team can offer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brumskine Envisions First Round Victory

first_imgLP Standard Bearer Brumskine arrives at the party’s campaign launch amid thousands of supportersCongratulates partisans for demonstrating readiness for change in LiberiaBy Alvin Worzi and Robin Dopoe Jr. In his third-time bid for the Liberian presidency, Liberty Party standard bearer, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, says he is now convinced that a first round victory for the party at the October 10 presidential and representative elections is certain.He told thousands of cheering supporters, “Your turnout today is a clear indication that LP will win this year’s elections during the first round.”The first round victory means a party must accumulate 50.1 per cent of the official votes to claim victory in the first round. Since 2005, or the last two presidential elections, the ruling Unity Party won the presidency through a run-off with the Congress for Democratic Change, essentially knocking out the LP in the first round. .However, some politicians, including those at the Liberty Party, are announcing to the world that things would change, this time around.Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at the Party’s official launch in Monrovia over the weekend, Brumskine, overwhelmed by the sight, told them that the Party is poised to change Liberia for the good of everyone and not a privileged few, if elected on October 10.Dressed in their green and white official colors of the Party, the partisans overfilled the party’s grounds, overflowing onto the stretch of Tubman Boulevard from Old Road Junction to Nigeria House Junction, obstructing traffic.Showing his appreciation for their presence, Cllr. Brumskine thanked them for making the world know that, “you are ready to change this country. It’s time for us to change this country that everyone will enjoy it, but we must do that by winning big.”He assured the euphoric partisan crowd that Vice Standard Bearer Harrison Karnwea “and I are ready to bring the change you want to Liberia and to the people.”Cllr. Brumskine said Liberia belongs to everyone and as such, there’s no need for them to suffer. “We can achieve this by voting the Liberty Party on October 10 polls,” he said.The LP standard bearer said it is time to take government monies from Monrovia and invest it in rural areas of the country as part of the efforts to empower citizens in the leeward counties. He said it was time for retirement benefits to be given to the old people, especially those who reside in the rural areas to ensure that they have better living conditions.“I will need your support to get the representatives and senators, especially those people who support Joe Boakai. I need to have them agree to cut their salaries so that our children can go to school, and our old people can have retirement benefits and the disabled people can be taken care,” he said.The LP flag bearer also promised to improve the health sector, infrastructure and education to foster economic growth and to create more opportunities for the young people.Cllr. Brumskine about free education as a commitment to his supporters and to the country, which he said will help the children to get the necessary education.“I will cut my salaries by 30 percent, including VP Karnwea, and all the cabinet ministers, but I will need your support. To achieve this, I want you to press on your Senators that have pledged support to VP Boakai to support me so that together we can make this work,” Cllr. Brumskine said.He said by cutting down the salaries of government officials it will help reduce income inequality and save government resources to invest in other critical sectors of development.Cllr. Brumskine renewed calls to Liberians not to vote Unity Party’s standard bearer and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai to power because voting him will see the occurrence of one thing over and over without any change.He said he can make the necessary changes to the country because “I have the experience, which has been tested in the past with positive results. I also have the academic qualifications as well.”Brumskine served as President Pro Tempore in President Charles Taylor’s administration.“All of you know that I have the education, experience, and the ability to lead this country. I was there before and I understand what it means for you. I need a mandate from you by telling the Liberian people that we all agree to make Liberia a better place,” Cllr. Brumskine said.Cllr. Brumskine also promised to take the country’s monies out of the capital, Monrovia, and invest in leeward counties, which will bring about development and prosperity.The party’s campaign rally was colored by cultural performances, which took place at both in and outside of the headquarters, and a number of young Liberian recording artists also performed as well.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SBVC upsets Orange Coast

first_imgSimeone Baker had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Ronisha Edwards had 12 points as 13th-seeded San Bernardino Valley shocked 4th-seeded Orange Coast, 61-59, in a Southern California Regional playoff game at Orange Coast College. Jasmine Marshall added 11 points for the Wolverines (20-9), who held the Pirates to 22 points below their season scoring average. SBVC will face the winner of Fullerton and Santa Barbara in the regional finals on Mar. 3. “Obviously, this win is huge for us,” coach Sue Crebbin said. “We were the only ones who thought we could win this game.” Courtney Ford had a game-high 21 points, but was the only player in double figures for the Pirates, who finish 28-4. Valley kept the game close at half, trailing 27-26 despite shooting just 22.9 percent from the field. Still, Crebbin felt that was the turning point of the game. The Wolverines also used superior rebounding, grabbing 35 in the first half and 54 for the game compared with just 39 for the Pirates. “At halftime with the score where it was I knew we were in good shape,” Crebbin said. “We just had to get through the first five minutes without fouling anybody out.” Valley trailed for most of the game, but eventually took the lead with about eight minutes remaining, getting the advantage as high as 55-50 with 4:23 left in the contest. OCC had a chance to tie the ballgame late, but Ford missed a pair of putback attempts in close and the Wolverines were able to survive a pair of missed free throws with six seconds left. center_img CHAFFEY BASEBALL Sophomore right-hander Alex Caldera threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts as the host Panthers won, 1-0, over Mt. SAC (9-8). The Panthers’ (8-6) Tyler Losner hit a two-out double in the third inning that scored Michael Johnson for the game’s only run. Chaffey plays at Mt. SAC at 6 p.m. tonight. CAL POLY BASEBALL One day after edging UC San Diego by a run, the Broncos fell short against the Tritons, dropping a 2-1 California Collegiate Athletic Association contest Friday at Scolinos Field. Cal Poly Pomona (7-5, 1-1) stranded nine runners, including three in the eighth inning. UC San Diego (9-5, 1-1) got the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and a pair of relievers preserved the lead. The two teams will complete the four-game series with a doubleheader at UC San Diego today beginning at 11 a.m. LA VERNE BASEBALL The Leopards won a SCIAC contest with a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over rival Occidental. Pinch-hitter Brad Licher hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to give La Verne (2-6, 1-0) a league-opening victory over the Tigers (6-2, 3-1). Reliever Grant Wheatley (1-0) picked up the his first win of the year for the Leos. 160Want 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

DONEGAL PEOPLE ASKED FOR THEIR SAY ON THE ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ TOURISM PROJECT

first_imgFáilte Ireland is calling for local communities in Donegal to get involved in the development of a significant new driving route for the west coast.The Wild Atlantic Way is set to be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route for tourists, featuring a 1,400km driving route from Donegal to West Cork.The tourism authority will be holding a series of public exhibitions and consultation sessions along the west coast in November and December. Two meetings will be held in County Donegal and these include –DONEGAL TOWN – Wednesday 5th December @ 11am to 2pm in the Millpark HotelLETTERKENNY – Wednesday 5th December @ 4.30pm to 7.30pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel.Over the past three months, Fáilte Ireland together with all the Local Authorities along the West Coast – including the Leader Companies, Údaras na Gaeltachta and the Western Development Commission – has examined a range of route options for the Wild Atlantic Way. It is now seeking the views of tourism businesses and communities on a preferred route which has been identified.Funding of €1.8 million was announced earlier this year for a pilot stage of the Wild Atlantic Way project in Connemara which is now under way.Speaking today about the project, Paddy Mathews from Fáilte Ireland said “The next two years will involve a lot of hard work – developing a series of world class viewing points along the west coast, erecting directional signs, developing loops and itineraries in each of the destinations through which the route passes and devising a comprehensive marketing strategy and campaign.“Most importantly though, we will be working with the local tourism industry so that they are ready to capitalise on the opportunities that will be on offer as a result of the Wild Atlantic Way.”Fáilte Ireland will publish a Route Identification Report on its website (www.failteireland.ie/wildatlanticway) on Wednesday 14th November, which will contain proposals for a ‘preferred route’ for the Wild Atlantic Way. Views and comments are being invited and should be received in writing by Friday 14th December. To begin the development process, the spine of the route will be identified – the single route that will lead the visitor along the Atlantic coast – and then later in 2013, it will be supplemented by identifying loops off the spine which will encourage visitors to circulate within the wider destinations along the west coast.It is anticipated that the Wild Atlantic Way will be launched in 2014 – the current stage, identifying the route, is only the start of the process to develop a driving route to rival the best in the world.DONEGAL PEOPLE ASKED FOR THEIR SAY ON THE ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ TOURISM PROJECT was last modified: November 13th, 2012 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:donegalFailte IrelandThe Wild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Decision to allow circuit court appeals to be heard in Letterkenny welcomed

first_imgThe decision from the President of the High Court to allow circuit court appeal hearings to be heard at Letterkenny courthouse in future has been welcomed. The decision comes following a request from the Donegal TD to the Courts Service in which he urged the organisation to do more to facilitate litigants resident in the county by having cases heard at local courts instead of the long-standing practice of hearings being held at courts in Sligo and Mayo. Describing the decision as a ‘victory for common sense’, Pearse Doherty said: “At present, it’s my understanding that it’s been the long-standing practice of the Courts Service to have all civil appeal cases heard at courts in either Sligo or Castlebar.“This has meant that, even in instances where a case has originated in Donegal, no subsequent appeal hearings were held locally.“As a result, I have received correspondence from constituents expressing their frustration at the inconvenience, as well as the financial burden, which having to travel to attend these hearings is causing them.“Many of those have spoken about not being able to see any justifiable reason for the practice, and have understandably pointed to the fact that the Courthouse in Letterkenny, which has just recently been opened after a major redeveloped, could play host to such cases.“Having listened to their legitimate concerns, I wrote to the Courts Service to ascertain why all Circuit Court Appeal cases relating to litigants in Donegal were continuing to be transferred outside of the county.“I am happy to now report that I have received a response from the organisation in which it’s been confirmed that, after some consultation between the Courts Service and the President of the High Court, it’s been agreed that they are in favour of having Circuit Court Appeals heard at Letterkenny.“Furthermore, and following on from my request, the Principal Registrar in the High Court is currently making the relevant arrangements with Courts Service Regional authorities and local management in Letterkenny for a sitting of the High Court to be held in Letterkenny during this July.“I’ve been advised that, once these arrangements are finalised, all courts staff will inform practitioners of the dates in question.“I am happy that this decision has been reached, it is a victory for common sense, and I genuinely hope that this development will result in litigants and other relevant stakeholders being able to enjoy easier access when attending hearings.”Decision to allow circuit court appeals to be heard in Letterkenny welcomed was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:letterkennyLetterkenny courthousePearse Dohertylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: UNDER 14 HURLERS THE TOAST OF BUNCRANA

first_imgSenior FootballWell done to the Seniors who won a hard-fought game against Burt in the Scarvey on Saturday. The game was played in perfect conditions on an excellent pitch. Buncrana led at half-time and took their advantage into the second-half, holding against a determined and dogged Burt to win by a single point. Final score was Bun Cranncha 0-10 0-9 Burt. The Reserves were very unlucky in their game against the same opposition in the Scarvey earlier in the evening, going down on a score of 1-7 to 1-11.Senior TrainingSeniors & Minors Hurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend. Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!Senior Ladies had no game this week. Training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.SadnessWe lost one of life’s true gentlemen at the weekend with the sad passing of Andy McLaughlin following a long illness, one that he fought with the same bravery and determination that he displayed in the boxing ring. Andy showed the same battling spirit on the football pitch too – when Andy tackled you, you stayed tackled! Despite his warrior spirit Andy was a gentle, modest soul with a ready smile who always put his community and friends first. He and his family have a long association with our Club and will be remembered by us always. He’ll be sorely missed – Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis.Underage ReportsU12 boys are away to Convoy in the league on Monday night. They are also getting ready for the U12 42 team All-Irelands in Newry on June 7th. We’re sure there’ll be full attendance at training if players want to get picked for this prestigious event.U14 Hurling A great result on Thursday night as the team beat St Eunan’s to earn the title of League Champions 2014. Congrats from all at the Club to the team and management on this excellent result. Final score Buncrana 4-14 St Eunan’s 0-6U14 Championship resultBuncrana needed to win on Wednesday against Carndonagh to go into the Div 1 Semi Finals. Another very entertaining and fair game was played against a very good Carndonagh team, who have a couple of exceptional talents in Connor O’Donnell, Kieran Farren and their Goalkeeper Daniel McCallion. However, the Buncrana boys stuck to their game plan with good fast attacking football and this resulted in some good scores from the full forward line. Indeed, the Carn keeper saved a number of goal- bound efforts to keep the half time lead down to 5 points. The second half again was even and the boys held out, despite conceding a late penalty, to win by 6 points. Best for Buncrana were Oisin McDaid, John Paul McKenna and Aaron Craig. Next up in the Semi Final is Muff with the date still to be confirmed. Final score Carndonagh 5-9 vs Buncrana 7-9U12 Football Travelled to Convoy last night to take on St Marys who got a miraculous draw with a goal 4 minutes into injury time. Again, Buncrana got off to a good start and dominated right from the off. After racing into a 3 point lead, St Mary’s got lucky with a long range point effort that looped into the net and brought them back into the game. Buncrana kept pushing forward and were rewarded with another 2 well worked scores. Pushing on a bit too much however at the end of the half they got caught with a long ball over the top and St Mary’s got a well worked goal on this occasion. To the disbelief of all spectators, St Mary’s went in at half time leading on a score line of 2:02 to 0:06.Buncrana tightened up the defence for the second half and did not concede any more of the easy goals that St Mary’s were gifted in the first. However, we did lose the impetus in our attack too and with only minutes remaining they still trailed by 2 points. Needing a goal now ourselves, the players were urged to drive forward again and they did not hold back – within a 2 minute spell and the momentum with them they magnificently turned a 2 point deficit into a 3 point lead. In a really competitive game and a great nights work done and dusted, just a matter of waiting now for the final whistle only when it was to be blown it wasn’t for the end of the game but for an ‘off the ball’ 50/50 shoulder charge. The ref had no hesitation in sending the Buncrana player off. However unusual the decision was the management gave the referee the respect asked for by all county clubs and with the game almost up we weren’t overly concerned. However, 5 minutes later after tiger-like defending by the young Buncrana men St Mary’s got the equalizing goal and the referee found the whistle to blow for full time.Needless to say the management was very disappointed with the result of 3:03 to 1:09 but certainly not with the team effort – a hard-fought and totally dominant display by all. See you all at training Friday 7:00pm.U10 FootballThe team traveled to Owenbeg last weekend for their 1st Blitz of the season with games against Glen, Ballinderry and Newbridge. All 24 of the children who traveled participated in the 3 hard fought games in both A & B sections. The strength of the opposition was evident from the start but both Buncrana teams battled to the end of each game. Thanks to all the kids who participated and the parents for the support.U10 training will resume as normal this week.On Sat 7th June, Buncrana will host the next round of the U10 Northern Board Blitz.U8 FootballThe U8’s squad travelled to the Newtowncunningham Blitz on Saturday where Buncrana fielded 3 teams. All 3 teams provided a great display of skills and determination. Some top-drawer football, that even Michael Murphy would have proud of, was played against Robert Emmets, Noamh Colmcille and St Eunans. Thanks to the children, parents and coaches who attended.Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pmFriday ScarveyU8 Football 6.30 – 7.30pm Friday ScarveyU8 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU10 Football 6.30-7.45pm Friday ScarveyU10 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU12 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU14 Football 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Friday ScarveyU14 Hurling 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday ScarveyU12/U14/U16 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyClub LottoDrum roll please! There was no winner of our Lotto Jackpot (drawn numbers 8, 16, 19, 27) which was drawn in O’Flaherty’s Bar on Saturday night so the monthly draw for €500 then took place. The lucky winner was Neil Farren. Congratulations Neil.In a new initiative we are looking for drivers to drive youths around housing estates on Saturday morning from 11-12.30. Anyone available should be at Scarvey for 10.30. Contact Club Chair Sean Clerkin on 0862388071 for more info. Lotto sellers needed, if you have an hour to spare each week contact Club Treasurer on 0860297444 for details.Eamonn McMenamin FundraiserFollowing on from the very successful Coffee Morning and Table Quiz, the McMenamin Family are holding a Garden Tea Party at their home, 18. St. Olivers Ave, Buncrana on Saturday 14th June, 2014 from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm to remember Eamonn on Father’s Day which is on Sunday 15th June.There will be a free raffle on the day for various prizes. Everyone is very welcome to come along on the day. All proceeds to the Oncology Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital.Annual Golf ClassicThe annual Golf Classic took place on Saturday in glorious sunshine at the North West Golf Club. There was a great turn-out and the event helped raise some welcome funds to enable the Club to keep buses on the road, hot water in the showers and petrol in the lawnmower! Seriously though, it takes a lot of money to keep a GAA club motoring and every cent helps. A massive thanks to PJ McCarron and all who helped organise a great day. Prize-giving presentations were held in the club house later that night (much later!) and these will be announced later. Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to making this such a successful event.Irish LanguageTá an Ciorcal Comhrá ar oíche Dé Luain ar ceal go dtí go bhfógrófar a mhalairt. Tá brón orainn faoi seo agus tá súil again go n-atosóidh sé arís go luath. The Irish Language Conversation group on Monday nights is cancelled until further notice. We apologise for this and hope to resume it again very soon.Beyond The Game EventUlster GAA, the Irish FA and IRFU (Ulster Branch) are joining forces in the delivery of a joint good relations event next month which is aimed at supporting local sports clubs and promoting positive community relations.We would like to invite you and any other relevant representatives from your organisation to the event we are hosting, entitled ‘Beyond the Game’, which will showcase the existing work of Clubs and explore issues close to the heart of sports clubs including health, volunteering and engaging with your communities.We are pleased to confirm Mickey Harte (Tyrone Gaelic Football Manager) as keynote speaker and are delighted to welcome Denise Watson as our MC.The event will take place on Wednesday 11th June at Ramada Hotel, Shaws Bridge. Please contact Club Secretary for further details and expression of interest to attend.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa orwww.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: UNDER 14 HURLERS THE TOAST OF BUNCRANA was last modified: June 15th, 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

LGFA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINOR LADIES CROWNED COUNTY B CHAMPIONS

first_imgTHE top two sides battled it out in the Donegal Ladies Minor County B Championship final in St Mary’s Convoy.St Eunan’s came out on top with an excellent performance against Four Masters.St Eunan’s won on a scoreline of 5-15 to 0-04 in the end; and it wasn’t as if Four Masters didn’t have a good team out – they did, it was just the Eunan’s girls dominated possession and took score after score. The star of the show was Eunan’s Grainne Gallagher who scored 3-05 of her team’s total. LGFA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINOR LADIES CROWNED COUNTY B CHAMPIONS was last modified: December 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:finalfour mastersMinor B ChampionshipSt Eunanslast_img read more

Jean Barton: Western Livestock Journal Texas Legacy Tour, day 2

first_imgThe second day of the Western Livestock Journal Texas “Legacy” Tour started with the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. It is a 19 acre historical park and museum on the campus of Texas Tech University. There are 48 relocated, restored structures from the early days of ranching.The bronze longhorn steers in different poses commemorate the trail drives of the 1860 to 1870s. The rangy animals were driven from South Texas to rail points in the Midwest. Everyone was commenting on the …last_img