Bagotville gets new $109M bridge

first_img…after old bridge started sinkingBoth ministers within the Public Infrastructure Ministry on Saturday ventured to Bagotville, on the West Bank of Demerara, to commission the new $109.4- million-dollar bridge linking La Grange to Bagotville, constructed after the original bridge began sinking in June 2017.The new Bagotville BridgeAt the ceremony commissioning this new bridge, Minister David Patterson noted that Government saw the need to reconstruct the bridge to ensure greater efficiency and safety to its end users. He noted that after the bridge began sinking, an emergency task force was set up to assess the damage, while traffic had to be diverted through other communities.“The contract to GAICO was done for $94.4 million, and we had a contract for In-Fab for some steel beams for $7.2 million and David Persaud (Investments Limited) for steel beams for $7.8 million.The contract for the main work was signed on September 15, and work commenced on September 21; the original completion date would have been December 15, but due to hard work, we were able to complete the project a week before,” Minister Patterson said.CEO of GAICO Construction, Komal Singh, said that after the bridge began sinking, he sought a discussion with Minister Patterson, who committed to addressing the issue immediately. He noted that, through the contract, they were able to employ 12 persons from the community, and six of those persons eventually became permanent employees with the company.“We were fortunate to be given the opportunity, through the tendering process, to construct this bridge; and because of the critical (state) this bridge was in, we decided we needed to deliver as quickly as possible. As such, we worked long hours, but we worked smart. The old structure was used as a temporary platform, so we saved tremendous amounts of time to do temporary works. We worked early in the morning (to) late in the night, utilizing a two-shift system with set objectives we tried hard to achieve on a daily basis. We commenced on September 21, and we completed this project by the end of November,” Singh said.Region Three Executive Officer Dennis Jaikarran said the new bridge is outfitted with rails and a pedestrian walkway –features that the old on lacked.“The new features are important because we are moving in a new direction to ensure that safety comes first, and the bridge has indications that safety would have played an important part in allowing us to benefit from that bridge,” he noted.Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson has urged the residents to take care of the new bridge and use it with caution.last_img read more

Second duathlon in the books for the Blizzard Bike Club

first_imgThe weather for yesterday’s race was much better compared to last week’s opening duathlon event, and that was reflected in the times registered during the race. Second spot when to Bob Andrews who clocked in at 37:41, and George Gamble rounded out the top three, registering a time of 38:40. The top female riders for the event were Celeste Pakstas with a time of 39:37, followed by Heather McCracken at 42:13, and Barb Polehoykie who crossed the line in 42:39.- Advertisement -After the second of five duathlon races, Feyissa leads the under 19 category of racers with five points, and Bob Andrews leads the men’s series with ten points. There is a tie at the top of the women’s series as McCracken and Polehoykie both have 8 points each.last_img read more

Conte questions Mourinho’s sanity after ‘clown’ barbs

first_imgAsked about Mourinho’s comments on Friday, Conte used the Italian phrase “demenza senile” in relation to the Portuguese, which translates as senile dementia.“I think he has to see himself in the past — maybe he was speaking about himself in the past,” said Conte. “Maybe, sometimes, I think that someone forgets what’s said in the past, which is his behaviour.“Sometimes I think there is, I don’t know the name, but demenza senile… when you forget what you do in the past.”Conte is in his second season as Chelsea head coach, as Mourinho is at United.Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December 2015 and the Blues finished 10th, after which Conte guided them to the title in his first season as boss.Conte added of the Portuguese: “There is a person that continues to look here. You understand? He went away, but he continued to look here.”The Italian, whose side play at Norwich in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, described the verbal sparring between Premier League bosses as “very strange” but he also responded to comments from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.Wenger accused Eden Hazard of diving to earn a penalty in Wednesday’s 2-2 Premier League draw, but Conte believes other decisions went the Gunners’ way and referred to previous meetings.“I think if Arsene Wenger watched the game again, (he would) understand he was very lucky during the game with the referee’s decisions,” said the Chelsea boss.“Don’t forget, in the last few games (with Arsenal) we finished the game with 10 men, when they won the FA Cup, the Community Shield. I think the referee’s decision(s) were a bit strange.“If I want I can talk about refereeing decisions for one month. But I don’t want to do this. I think we must have respect for referees’ decisions.“I think Wenger has to accept the decisions. He’s an old coach, he has a lot of experience, he won a lot. He has to continue to do what he did in the past.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antonio Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge © AFP/File / Glyn KirkLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 5 – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte suggested on Friday that Jose Mourinho has “senile dementia” and that the Manchester United manager is still focused on events at Stamford Bridge two years after he was sacked.Mourinho, who had two spells as Chelsea boss and is Conte’s immediate predecessor, appeared to take a swipe at the Italian — and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp — for their antics in the technical area on Thursday, when he said he did not feel the need to behave like “a clown” on the touchline.last_img read more

Morocco 2026 World Cup bid passed for vote against N. America: bid official

first_img“The ‘Task Force’ has today confirmed Morocco’s technical ability to organise the 2026 World Cup. All of our team will continue to work towards victory on June 13 in Moscow,” Belkhayat said.The vote will be held at the FIFA Congress on the eve of the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Moroccan media had reported rumours that FIFA was set to disallow the North African nation’s bid for reasons including logistical problems in the country’s five main cities.The bid relies heavily on Morocco’s passion for football, its relatively compact size, its climate and proximity to Europe and it has support across the African continent, which has only hosted the World Cup once before, in South Africa in 2010.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The vote of where to hold the 2026 World Cup will be held at the FIFA Congress on the eve of the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia © AFP/File / FABRICE COFFRINIRABAT, Morocco, Jun 1 – Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup has been passed by FIFA and will be allowed to proceed to a vote runoff against the North American bid on June 13, a bid official told AFP Friday.“The Moroccan bid has been accepted,” Moncef Belkhayat, a former sports minister who sits on the committee, said after the bid passed further scrutiny from football’s world governing body.last_img read more

Gor boss Kerr unfazed despite Bandari loss

first_img“It was a bad day in office and we lost. Players can have a day off because they might be tired, but that’s football. What I am happy about is that we lost but gave absolutely 110 percent. If we lose that way and every players has given their best on the pitch, then I am not sad as a coach,” the tactician noted.He added; “We conceded two strange goals from set pieces, something that we are very good at defending, but that’s just how this game is sometimes.”Despite the loss, Gor still enjoy a healthy lead at the top of the standings with an 11 point buffer between them and second placed Bandari FC. They can pull it further to a 14 point gap on Friday with three points against the mailmen.Gor Mahia’s loss to Bandari was their first this season“We have to forget about the Bandari match and focus ahead. We have worked on a few things we noticed from the Bandari match. Obviously I can’t do it with the intensity I would want because of our fixture list but hopefully, we will be better,” the tactician noted.Gor have already played Posta twice this season and beaten them on both occasions, 5-0 in a league fixture on June 26 before beating them 3-1 with a second-string side in their next meeting a month later in the Football Kenya Federation Shield.Nonetheless, Kerr does not expect it to be an easy outing.“Definitely they will come in looking for revenge and I know it will not be an easy game. Us losing to bandari definitely has given them some injection of confidence that they can come in and do the same,” Kerr opined.Gor Mahia players line up before their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Tanzania’s Yanga at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith elements of fatigue coming in after playing an average of a game every three days in the middle of travels for the past three weeks, Kerr will look to rotate his squad from the one that played in Mombasa.Posta who have beaten Gor only once in 12 meetings meanwhile are coming in to the tie on the backdrop of some poor form, having won only twice in the last six matches and are sitting 10th in the standings.Having finished fourth last season, expectation was for a better performance and pressure will be on head coach Sammy Omollo as another loss will definitely put his position in the club in jeopardy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr with his assistant Zedekiah Otieno. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 9- Ahead of their tie against Posta Rangers in Kisumu on Friday, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says he has wiped off the hangover of their first Kenyan Premier League loss of the season last Tusday to Bandari in Mombasa.K’Ogalo, hitherto unbeaten before their sojourn to Mombasa, will be taking on the mailmen in their fourth game in 10 days and head coach Kerr wants them to respond to their loss at Bandari with ‘anger’.last_img read more

Besiktas target former Manchester City striker

first_imgBesiktas are eyeing a summer approach for former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko.The Turkish club are set to lose Mario Gomez in the summer and have identified the powerful Bosnian striker as his replacement.Dzeko left City for Roma at the start of the season but, after a promising start to life in Serie A, the 29-year-old has struggled in front of goal, netting only once since November. And now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Besiktas are lining up an offer for Dzeko at the end of the season and the report suggests Roma could be tempted to cash in.The three-time Bosnian player of the year spent four campaigns at the Etihad and netted 50 Premier League goals for the club.But he fell out of favour with manager Manuel Pellegrini last season and was shipped off to Roma in August.And now it appears he will be on the move again with Besiktas keen on securing his signature. Edin Dzeko 1last_img read more

Simi Valley Calendar

first_imgTODAY Sunday evening hike, 5 o’clock at the Rocky Peak trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B-1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Men’s Anger Management class, 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Lessons taught by Dick Hodnefield. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. TUESDAY Family Planning Clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Men’s Anger Management class, 7-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Family Man, life skills for families, series of breakfast meetings for dads will begin today, 6-7:15 a.m. at 625 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. This is a 15-week series. Call (805) 376-3500. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet, 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 20 W. Cochran St. Call (805) 526-4649. Chair Exercise, 8:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 529-6864, Ext. 261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support Program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. 24-hour hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Clutterers Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m., Simi Valley Presbyterian Church, 4832 Cochran St., Room 210. Call (805) 526-5475. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. The Color Red Show, presenting original work by artists celebrating the color red, 5:30 p.m. at Atrium Lobby, Hall of Administration County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. Call (805) 658-2213. THURSDAY Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise will meet, 7 a.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (805) 520-4894. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Scrabble Group will meet, 9:30 a.m. at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Reproductive Health Care Clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. (805) 578-3677. Tap for Fitness, 2:30-4 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Thursday Evening Hike, 6 o’clock, meet at the Chumash Trailhead. Call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, (805) 584-4400. Open Gym Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2 or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Co-custody Parenting class, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Women’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Commons, 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 522-9591. “Bullshot Crummond,” award-winning comedy presented by the Grace Brethren High School Drama Department, 7 p.m. through Saturday at the Theater on High Street, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Call (805) 522-4667. FRIDAY Basic Training, 6-7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. SATURDAY Men’s Anger Management class, 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Jazzercise Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Ventura County Rose Society, featuring pruning demonstrations, 9 a.m. at the Stagecoach Inn Heritage Rose Garden, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Call (805) 498-0861. Grand opening of the Police Services Center, 10 a.m. at 26 Flory Ave., Moorpark. The public is invited. The celebration will include music and a tour of the building. Call (805) 517-6215. Yoga Workshop: Grace of Asana, 3-6 p.m. at Yoga Jones, 105 S. Oak St. #200, Ventura. Call (805) 643-5669. Calendar events are compiled each week by Staff Writer Angie Valencia-Martinez. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7604 or by e-mail at angie.valencia@dailynews.com 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Co-custody Parenting class, 6-7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. last_img read more

NOEL BRINGS ONE MAN PLAY TO LETTERKENNY ON 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF Mac GRIANNA DEATH

first_imgNoel Ó Gallchóir brings his one-man show on the life and writings of the famous Rann Na Feirste and Donegal author, Seosamh Mac Grianna (1900-1990) to Letterkenny on this Thursday 11th June.Seosamh Mac Grianna passed away on 11th June 1990 – a significant date – and Thursday will be the 25th anniversary to the day of his death. Mac Grianna himself spent over 30 years of his life in St. Conall’s Hospital, a tragic end to arguably Donegal’s Greatest every writer.The show ‘Idir dhá cheann na hImní’ written and performed by Noel Ó Gallchóir, gives a dramatic insight into the eventful, troubled and tragic life of Seosamh Mac Grianna as well as showing his great imaginative style of writing. The use of stage lighting, music and some props help to encapsulate the audience with childhood stories and different aspects from his books ‘An Druma Mór, An Grá agus an Ghruaim and Mo Bhealach Féin’.He is considered as one of the Greatest Writers of 20th Century Ireland.After the one hour show, there will be some music and recitation from a number of Donegal singers. All are welcome!___________________________________________________ Thursday 11th June @ 8pm @ Cultural Regional CentreLine up:8pm-8.05pm – MC – quick address8.05-9pm Noel O Gallchóir (1 hour drama on the life and work of Seosamh MacGrianna)9-10pm – Music and reciting from Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh, Noeleen Ní Cholla, Cathal Banjo Ó Curráin and Clodagh Ní GhallchóirTuilleadh eolais fan oíche:Ionad: Regional Cultural Centre, Déardaoin, 11 Meitheamh 2015 @ 8i.n – 10i.n.Príomh-imeacht: Dráma Gaeilge faoi Sheosamh Mac Grianna le Noel Ó GallchóirAmhránaíocht agus aisteoireacht: Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh ó Inis Eoghain (ceol), Noeleen Ní Cholla, Cathal ‘Banjo’ Ó Curráin (ceol) agus Clodagh Ní Ghallchóír (aithriseoireacht).NOEL BRINGS ONE MAN PLAY TO LETTERKENNY ON 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF Mac GRIANNA DEATH was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyMAC GRIANNANoel Ó GallchóirPlaylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS CELEBRATE REACHING ULSTER JUNIOR FINAL

first_imgURRIS CLUB NEWS: ULSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL URRIS V KEADY IN CLONES: Massive congratulations to Danny Kelly and our senior men on reaching the Ulster Junior Club Football final after defeating Armagh champions Keady on Sunday in Clones. Urris booked their place in the final after beating Keady by 1-07 to 0-07.The Armagh men put over the first two points before Eddie Kelly pointed. Sean Mc Daid was forced off early with an injury, replaced by Conor Bradley. Urris then drew level at two points each before Peter Devlin scored a crucial goal.We then had Alan Friel black carded. Half time score was Urris 1-03 Keady 0-05. Keady scored the first two points of the second half and took the lead once more. The lads went on to score three points in a row and we were leading by two points with five minutes to go. Another point in injury time secured the win and the end of the match saw jubilant celebrations for players and supporters alike. This victory was another proud day for the club and a great achievement on reaching an Ulster Club Final against Rock St. Patrick’s from Tyrone. Venue to be confirmed in next few days. The club wish to thank Danny Kelly and all the players for the massive effort being put in these past weeks and a big thanks to all our supporters for travelling in such big numbers to Clones. Urris Team: K Friel, S Mc Daid, D Devlin, G Doherty, M Grant (C), J Cooke, K Doherty, D Kelly, D Kelly, K Mc Laughlin, E Kelly, J Doherty, A Friel, P Devlin, M Mc Laughlin. Subs used: C Bradley, R Doherty, C Brennan.CLUB MEETING: There will be a club meeting on Wednesday night at 8.00pm.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday 13th November: No jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 3, 11, 16, & 19. €15 winners: Elizabeth Doherty, Roxtown, Ellie & Ava O’Donnell, Drumfries, K & J Con, Mindoran, Catherine Mc Kinney, Ballyloskey and Charles Mc Laughlin, Mullins, Carndonagh. Jackpot next week €1,100. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and all who support this weekly draw. BUY A BLOCK PHASE 2: Due to a successful Clubhouse Opening and renewed interest the club has decided to run “Buy a Block “phase 2 until December 31. If interested, blocks can be purchased for €10. Funds raised will be used for further development of our clubhouse . Please contact John Friel, Rose Kelly or any committee member to buy a block.SCOR NA OG: Well Done to all from the club who took part in Scor Na nOg in Muff on Friday night. Our dancers, musicians and solo singing. Our Ceili Dance team came first and are through to the Donegal County Final in Donegal Town on Sunday next, November 23rd. Best of luck in the final girls.U8 TRAINING: Under age training resumes on Saturday November 29th in the Youth Club, Clonmany. €2 per child. For further information please contact Nichola Donaghey or Anne Marie Mc Caul.CLUB MERCHANDISE: Great selection of Club merchandise which can now be ordered , please contact Nichola Donaghey on 0866030736 or Donal Kelly on 0876461707 if interested. Check our Facebook page to view the club gear. Ideal for the Christmas presents, Christmas orders placed on November 20th.CLUB BINGO: Bingo continues every Thursday night at 9pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany.DATE FOR THE DIARY: Club AGM on Sunday December 7th in the Clubhouse. GAA NEWS: URRIS CELEBRATE REACHING ULSTER JUNIOR FINAL was last modified: November 17th, 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:Ulster FinalURRISlast_img read more

DONEGAL PETITION CALLING FOR RESIGNATION OF CARDINAL BRADY DELIVERED TO HIS OFFICE

first_imgA PETITION gathered from across Donegal calling for the resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady was delivered to his office this week.The people’s petition was launched in May and attracted almost 500 signatures.The petition, which requests the resignation of Cardinal Brady, was delivered this week to his central office in Armagh, seat of the Primate of All Ireland. The people behind the petition were volunteers from the local area of Falcarragh, as well as members of Fios, a community training group. Seán Hillen, one of the people behind the petition, said they were very happy with the number of people who signed the petition, particularly as it is a rural area.He said it was a reflection of the frustration that people felt about the situation.Hillen said he hoped the petition would add to a “cumulative effect” that could lead to a change of personnel at the top of the Catholic Church in Ireland and also a change in policy.A spokesperson from Cardinal Brady’s office could not be reached yesterday evening. The petition has been signed by people in Falcarragh, nearby towns such as Gortahork and Dunfanaghy, as well as by persons in the wider Donegal area such as Letterkenny, Milford and Ballybofey.It has also been signed by people from counties including Dublin, Galway and Belfast, while an online version of the petition attracted signatories from places such as Sydney, New York and Paris.The petition was started following revelations in a BBC This World documentary about Brady’s role in an inquiry into sexual abuse by paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth.The organisers said that when the petition was handed in, the church representative there declined to make any comment, saying the Cardinal was “extremely busy” with the Eucharistic Congress, as was his diocesan secretary Rev Michael Toner.A formal invitation has gone out to the Archbishop to travel to Donegal and see some of the places where sexual abuse of children has taken place and talk to some of the abused. Some local people have said they believe that the parish house where jailed paedophile priest Eugene Green abused some of the children in the Gortahork area should be demolished.They said this should happen because of what it symbolised and because it made healing more difficult for local people who had been abused as children and still live in the area.DONEGAL PETITION CALLING FOR RESIGNATION OF CARDINAL BRADY DELIVERED TO HIS OFFICE was last modified: June 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:CARDINAL SEAN BRADYFalcarraghpetitionSEAN HILLENlast_img read more