Help universities, colleges, clubs to unearth talent – Francis

first_imgMVP Track Club’s head coach, Stephen Francis, feels Jamaica’s sprinting programme will never replace nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, but he has urged track and field’s stakeholders to assist the universities, colleges and clubs to develop and turn out future world class talents. “Well I think we are going to have a problem obviously when Usain Bolt decides to call it a day. There is no obvious replacement it appears on the male side,” he said. Francis was, however, quick to point out that Bolt, the only man in history to win three consecutive triple track and field gold medals at the Olympics is the standard bearer, but he is hoping to discover the next big male athlete at his MVP track base. “I think at UTech we have a programme which would probably like to turn up somebody, but I don’t think there is anybody who can even begin to compare to Usain,” said Francis. He admitted that Jamaica’s current and upcoming stock of athletes will be of a lower level. “The people who we have … are at a lower level,” Francis reasoned. Bolt who is coached by Francis’ counterpart Glen Mills, is the fastest man ever at 100 and 200 metres with his records standing at 9.58 and 19.19 seconds respectively. Francis was speaking at an official welcome home function on Tuesday night inside the Pineapple Lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport. He, and members of the MVP Track Club, had just returned home from their camp in Europe. They had travelled to compete on the Diamond League circuit, following outstanding performances at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “Right now we are dependent on UTech, UWI, GC Foster and Mico to make a contribution to allow these kids to study and train at the same time and we have to make sure that, that contribution does not diminish,” Francis said. According to the veteran coach who has nurtured numerous Olympic and IAAF World Championships stars, Jamaica’s programme needs to ensure that people like medical personnel get the experience that they desire and the clubs are not heavily penalised when they try to acquire gym equipment and technology for their athletes. “Those are the things that we need. We don’t want to be like the football people who try from top up, then they hire a great coach and try to make things happen without investing from the bottom,” he warned. ALLOW TO STUDY AND TRAINlast_img read more

Consider tax prep software

first_img“This may be the last straw for some of the more of 20 million Americans who still file their returns manually,” said David Bergstein, an analyst with the online tax preparation program CCH Complete Tax. For do-it-yourself tax filers, software options are plentiful, both as desktop or Web-based. For ease of use and helpful features, I continue to prefer market leader TurboTax (www.turbotax.com), which this year offers three products beyond the Basic program (Deluxe, Premier, and Home & Business). All three include a deduction maximizer. Premier and Home & Business allow users to find online the tax basis of securities they’ve sold, a number that can be maddeningly difficult to obtain in stock splits and spin-offs. Home & Business, the version Georgina and I use as freelance writers, is designed for filers of Schedule C and customizes the questionnaire based on your line of work. I can also recommend other programs, including TaxCut (www.taxcut.com), TaxACT (www.taxact.com) and CCH Complete Tax (www.completetax.com). If you insist on doing your return by hand, make sure you know the rules, or it may cost you. The reason: After the Internal Revenue Service printed this year’s paper forms, Congress retroactively extended some tax deductions that had expired, including popular deductions for sales taxes and for certain teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses. For example, to claim the deduction for sales taxes (you can deduct either sales taxes or state income taxes, not both) you need to enter the letters ST on line 5 of Schedule A. For more explanations, you can go to the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov. Or you can simply give up and use tax-preparation software. Humberto Cruz can be reached at AskHumberto@aol.com or c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14207. Personal replies are not possible.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I found I didn’t get tired or stressed and still got an overall picture of our tax situation. I confess it took me a day to realize that the last piece of information I entered was the last one that was needed, and I was done. We won’t actually file our return until close to this year’s April 17 deadline, however, just in case we get a corrected 1099 or other tax form that would require us to amend the return. Because of the complexity of figuring out which dividends qualify for preferred rates, many brokerage and mutual fund firms have made errors they have had to correct in the 1099 forms they send to taxpayers. Waiting to file can be a good idea, many financial planners say. This same tax complexity is another argument for hiring a professional or using tax-preparation software, particularly this year when the paper forms do not even reflect the latest changes in our ever-changing tax laws. Before I realized it, I was done filling out our 2006 income tax return. Rather than tackle the whole thing at once, I did it bit by bit, entering the information as I received it (for example, how much my wife, Georgina, and I made in dividends from our mutual funds, and how much of it qualified for a preferred tax rate). By using tax-preparation software, I could work on any part of the return I chose without getting confused. The program makes all the computations and adjusts any previous entries based on new information. This ability to work on your return, stop and come back to it has been an attractive feature of tax-preparation software for years. I had rarely used it, preferring to gather all our tax documents and do everything at once from beginning to end. This year I decided to try the stop-and-come-back approach. last_img read more

Newcastle agree deal to sign Japan’s Muto from Mainz

first_img0Shares0000Newcastle-bound: Japan forward Yoshinori Muto © AFP/File / Kazuhiro NOGILONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 27 – Japan forward Yoshinori Muto is close to completing a move to the English Premier League after Newcastle United said Friday they had areed terms to sign him from German club Mainz.Newcastle said the move was now subject to approval, with the 26-year-old requiring a work permit. But with Muto not a regular in recent Japan line-ups, it will be down to England’s governing Football Association to decide if he is cleared to play for northeast side Newcastle.“Newcastle United can confirm that Japan international Yoshinori Muto has been on Tyneside today (Friday) ahead of a proposed move to the club,” said a statement issued by the Magpies.“An agreement has been formalised between the Magpies and Muto’s current club, FSV Mainz 05, and the player has undergone a medical and agreed personal terms.“The transfer is now subject to the player being issued with a governing body endorsement, which will be determined at a hearing to take place later next week.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

What a waste! See what Manchester City could have spent £49m on

first_img 5 5 5 Raheem Sterling’s £49million move to Manchester City this week meant he became the most expensive English player ever, beating the £35m spent on Andy Carroll by Liverpool in 2011.That price tag is £3m more than what Real Madrid paid Juventus for French superstar Zinedine Zidane in 2001 – leading fans to accuse Manchester City of wasting their money.So was it a waste of City’s money?Click on the arrows above to see what Manuel Pellegrini could have spent his money on instead. Coincidently, £49m is the world record fine the Blues accepted from UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Play Regulations. Brendan Rodgers now has £49m to spend on what he wants. Southampton were sold in 2011 for that amount, and we all know how much Rodgers likes buying Southampton things. Manchester United this week spent £14.4m on Bastian Schweinsteiger. Well, with £49m you could have bought three of him. And had £5.8m left over. At £128,000 a ticket, you could take 383 trips to space on board Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship. Chelsea have reportedly offered £11million-a-year to rent out Wembley stadium while Stamford Bridge is rebuilt. With the money from Sterling, Manchester City could have used the stadium for four-and-a-half years. 5 5last_img read more

TWO DONEGAL MEN SCOOP €47,000 ON NEW LOTTERY TV SHOW

first_imgDidier Hosain from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal has won €25,000 on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE on Saturday 31st January 2015. Pictured at the presentation of prizes are from left to right: Eddie Banville, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery; Didier Hosain the winning player; Didier’s wife Tina Hosain, who was his guest support on the show and The Million Euro Challenge Host Nicky Byrne. The winning ticket was bought from The Post Office, Belmullet, Ballina, Co. Mayo. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.Two Co Donegal men played the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE on Saturday.Didier Hosain from Letterkenny won €25,000 and Pat Molloy from Dungloe won €22,000.Million Euro Challenge Scratch Cards are on sale at National Lottery agent shops and offer players the chance to win instant prizes of up to €50,000. Three players will be selected each week to appear on The Million Euro Challenge TV Gameshow and one lucky player has the chance to win up to €1 million instantly.The Million Euro Challenge TV Gameshow is based solely on chance and there is no skill involved.Pat Molloy from Dungloe, Co. Donegal has won €22,000 on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE on Saturday 31st January 2015. Pictured at the presentation of prizes are from left to right: Eddie Banville, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery; Pat Molloy, the winning player, Pat’s daughter Brenda Mc Geehan, who was his guest support on the show and The Million Euro Challenge Host Nicky Byrne. The winning ticket was bought from XL, 101 Lower Main Street,Letterkenny,Co.Donegal. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyTo enter, players must submit a 3-star Million Euro Challenge Scratch Card in a special envelope, available from all National Lottery Retail Sales Agents.Each Tuesday in National Lottery offices, sixty 3-star entries are drawn randomly in a preliminary draw that takes place under strict security controls. From these 60 entries, three players for the following show are drawn and their names are featured on the gameshow.The three lucky players will each be joined by a friend or family member for support and will play the games Crack The Code and Risky Business to win cash prizes. One lucky player will go on to play Million Euro Challenge for the chance to win up to €1 million.  TWO DONEGAL MEN SCOOP €47,000 ON NEW LOTTERY TV SHOW was last modified: February 2nd, 2015 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:donegallottowinnerslast_img read more

Denise dances the night away at her 30th! – Pic Special

first_imgA great night was had by all when Denise Mc Elhinney celebrated her 30th birthday at the Dry Arch Inn on Saturday night. Denise, who is an employee at the popular Letterkenny bar, spent the evening partying the night away with a large group of her family and friends.She was joined by a large Inishowen connection, members of Bonagee Ladies soccer team, Convoy Ladies GAA Team, Raphoe Ladies hockey team and all the locals. Denise dances the night away at her 30th! – Pic Special was last modified: November 30th, 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:birthdayDry Arch Innpartypicture speciallast_img read more

OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgLast Friday the local derby of the Donegal League kicked off at Otway when the club team took on neighbours Portsalon in what was always going to be a close and competitive affair.It certainly lived up to it, with four of the five matches going to the wire on the eighteenth, and one match finishing on the sixteenth.With both teams knowing each others home course so well, the result was always going to be close, so Otway were happy that four of the five matches went their way, and victory in one to Portsalon. As the saying goes, it’s only half time, with the return leg at Portsalon on Friday the 8th, when the Otway men will be looking to take a match and a half to ensure their progress to the next round, a result we know the Portsalon men will not give up easily!On a windy day on Sunday, the Macamish Cup was held, with the stroke format proving a tough test of golf in the conditions.Continuing a recent run of good form, Eamonn O’Kane returned a net score of 56 to claim victory, a very impressive result in any weather.Peter McMahon recorded a net 61 to claim second spot, another steady round on a day when most of the rest of the field fell victim to at least one ‘disastrous’ hole, which is fairly common in stroke competition on a windy day at Otway. This Sunday the qualifier for the Fanad Band competition will be held, with the winning four competitors taking part in the Fanad Band classic in Portsalon G C. The format on Sunday in single stableford. OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 6th, 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:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

YOUNG DONEGAL GIRL PUTS IN MARATHON MILES TO BECOME TOP SWIMMER

first_imgA young Donegal girl is traveling hundreds of miles each week in her bid to become a top swimmer.Dedicated swimmer Joyce HudyDedicated Joyce Hudy travels from her home in Carrick three times a week to Letterkenny to train at the Aura Leisure Centre.The sessions begin at 6.30am and the 12 year old must get out of the bed before 5am! Some of that dedication paid off last week when she won three medals at the prestigious Antrim Open Championship in Larne.She won two silver medals for 200 metres individual medley and 100 metres Breaststroke and also got bronze in 100 metres backstroke.Conor Boyce of Joyce’s club Swilly Seals says the Carrick girl has a bright future in the sport.     YOUNG DONEGAL GIRL PUTS IN MARATHON MILES TO BECOME TOP SWIMMER was last modified: May 16th, 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:CONOR BOYCEJOYCE HUDYSwilly SealsSWIMMERlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: MILFORD EDGE CLOSER TO PROMOTION WITH ANOTHER EXCELLENT WIN

first_imgMilford GAA News:Donegal U14 Ladies Defeated in All Ireland Final*Hard luck to Kellyann Buchanan, Claudia Ward, Bronagh Durning, Megan Ryan, and Maria Afxentiou and all the rest of the Donegal U14 team and management who were defeated 2-10 to 1-8 by Tipperary in the All Ireland Final on Saturday. Nevertheless, to reach an All Ireland Final is an incredible achievement and they should hold their heads up and be proud of themselves, the Club and County certainly are. *U14 Ladies in County Final*CLG BnaG v Gaoth DobhairMacCumhaill Park, Saturday @ 3pmThe rescheduled U14 Final between ourselves and Gaoth Dobhair has been fixed for this Saturday at 3pm in MacCumhaill Park. If as many as possible could come out to get behind the girls it would be much appreciated.*Seniors*Red Hughs 0-6 CLG BnaG 1-8It wasn’t a vintage performance on Sunday from Na Galloglaigh but they did enough away to Red Hughs in a fairly feisty top v bottom encounter. The boys played well in the first half and after Red Hughs pointed a free after 3 minutes they scored 6 unanswered points from Tj Evesson, Cathal Mc Gettigan (3), Kane Barrett and Christopher Barrett to leave the score 0-1 to 0-6 after 23 minutes. The lead almost stretched further when a great team move started by a superb Sean Gallagher kick out which found TJ Evesson and a flowing team move saw Joey Cullen’s effort come back off the post. Red Hughs were reduced to 14 men after 28 minutes after a melee ensued after Pauric Curley was fouled going down for the ball. Moments later Christopher Barrett turned over a Red Hughs defender after a short kick out who played in Cathal McGettigan who passed across the face of goal for Kane Barrett to finish to the net. Red Hughs replied with a point just before the break when a high looping effort descended on Sean Gallaghers net and he palmed the ball onto the top of the crossbar and over for a point. With the score at 0-2 to 1-6 and with an extra man as well as the breeze at their backs for the second half most would have assumed Na Galloglaigh would push on and put the game to bed in the second half with relative ease. However Red Hughs never lay down and Na Galloglaigh were sloppy in possession at times, taking the wrong options and giving poor passes as well as some wayward shooting. The game was nearly put to rest right at the start of the second half when some great work by Kyle Black saw him pop a pass over to Joey Cullen at the back post but the pass was just too high and Cullens fisted effort went wide. Red Hughs had their full forward black carded after 36 minutes but in fairness to them they never gave up and scored 3 more points before Kane Barrett got only Na Galloglaighs second score of the half after 55 minutes, 23 minutes after McGettigan had scored the first. Red Hughs tapped over a consolation free going into injury time but in the end the boys had enough done to win 0-6 to 1-8. Per the website there is no fixture now until Buncrana at home on the 8th or 9th of August. Team: Sean Gallagher. Kieran Sheridan, Sean Black, Gavin Grier, TJ Evesson (0-1), Enda McHugh, Gary Merritt, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Pauric Curley, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Kyle Black, Kane Barrett (1-2), Cathal McGettigan (0-4), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Adam Serrinha for K. Black (49m), Brandon Toye for Peoples (50m), Kieran Mc Laughlin for McHugh (57m), Barry McNulty, Shay Durning, Dylan Hegarty, Dean BurgessDownings 1-11 CLG BnaG 2-11Na Galloglaigh made it 4 wins in a row on the road with a cool and clinical win over neighbours Downings on Wednesday night. The boys began the contest brightly with Cathal Mc Gettigan getting the opening point from a free after 2 minutes and this was followed up by a Christopher Barrett point 3 minutes later. It could have been an even better start shortly after but Tj Evesson’s fisted effort at goal went narrowly wide. Downings were mainly limited to opportunities from frees in a game in which the referee seemed to deem any physical contact as a foul. Downings levelled the game up with 2 frees before a great catch from Enda McHugh started a flowing team move which resulted in Kane Barrett firing to the back of the net for the opening goal. It got even better 2 minutes later when a great Joey Cullen run found Kieran Sheridan in nosebleed territory and he finished coolly to the bottom corner for the second goal. Downings replied with 4 points in a row before they were awarded a penalty which seemed extremely soft to the visitors. Sean Gallagher got a hand to the spotkick but it still finished in the back of the net to put the Downings men into the lead for the first time. Na Galloglaigh responded very very well to this setback and rattled off 3 points, 2 from Cathal McGettigan and 1 from Christopher Barrett which saw the blues go back in front at half time 1-7 to 2-5. The second half was slow to get going in what was a measured performance from the boys. 2 points from McGettigan and 1 from Kyle Black put 3 points between the sides as the game entered the final quarter. The boys had another great goal chance shortly after this, Adam Serrinha won the breaking the ball to release Pauric Curley, whose superb pass found McGettigan completely and utterly unmarked on the edge of the box, but the referee, who had played advantage the whole game, called play back for a free, and gave the Downings corner back his marching orders. Kane Barrett popped over the free and a couple of minutes later the boys had another goal chance to kill the game. Another great pass from Curley found Serrinha who released TJ Evesson bearing down on goal but his pass fell just behind Kane Barrett, who recovered well to take his point. Downings scored 3 unanswered points in the last couple of minutes to make for a nervy finale, before a Kane Barrett free in the 63rd minute wrapped up the points for the visitors. Next up is an away game to Red Hughs, the 5th away game in a row for Na Galloglaigh, on Sunday at 3pm. Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan (1-0), Sean Black, Gary Merritt, TJ Evesson, Enda McHugh, Pauric Curley, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Kyle Black (0-1), Christopher Barrett (0-2), Adam Serrinha, Gavin Grier, Cathal McGettigan (0-5), Kane Barrett (1-3). Subs: Paddy Peoples for K. Black (57m), Barry McNulty, Shay Durning, Paul Grier, Dylan Hegarty, Kieran Mc Laughlin, Caolan Mc Gettigan*Reserves*Red Hughs 1-7 CLG BnaG 0-19Na Galloglaigh got back to winnings ways on Sunday with their first win in four games. In a good victory the boys played very well in the first half, defending well and breaking in numbers. It took a wee while to get the scoreboard ticking but when they eventually got going they were 0-5 to 0-11 up at half time. In a game which seen all 19 points coming from play and with 8 different scorers the boys were in complete control for the majority of the game. Bar a sloppy late goal, and a black card for Tony McGettigan, they had defended well and were clinical up front. With 4 of the remaining 6 games at home these lads are still in with a great chance of winning their league if they keep up the work rate and effort they showed today. Team: Gavin McFadden, Tony McGettigan, Barry McNulty, Kieran Mc Laughlin, Shay Durning, Paul Grier, Ryan Ferry, Kieran Gorman (0-1), Anthony Fisher (0-2), Caolan Mc Gettigan, Luke Trearty (0-5), Emmet Conaghan, Dean Burgess (0-1), Dylan Hegarty (0-6), James Whelan (0-2). Subs: Ciaran McHugh (0-1) and Paddy Mc Carron (0-1) for Conaghan and McLaughlin (HT), Connor Jason Meakin for T. McGettigan (BC, 45m), Patrick Ferry for Durning (46m) Downings 2-12 CLG BnaG 0-3Our Reserves poor run of form continued on Wednesday night with defeat to neighbours Downings in Pairc na nDunaibh. There is no doubt Downings deserved their win however the game was a bit closer than the scoreboard reflects. Playing with a decent wind Na Galloglaigh were guilty of not taking their chances but were made to work hard for them by the Downings defence. The boys suffered a late setback as Mark Flood was given a harsh black card in the dying moments of the half, and the lads ended up going in a point down at half time 0-3 to 0-2. Downings had more legs and pace all over the field and used the big pitch to their advantage with the breeze at their backs in the second half. They got off to a good start to the second period with several points before a goal after 40 minutes, despite a great initial save from Gavin McFadden. Luke Trearty caught some superb ball in and around midfield as the boys struggled at times to break out of their half in the early stages of the second half. Na Galloglaigh themselves had a couple of goal chances in the second half which they were unlucky not to take. Downings killed the game off with 10 minutes to go with a second goal and ran out fairly comfortable winners in the end. Despite the run of 3 straight defeats the Reserves are only 1 point off top and still well in with a chance of winning the league. Next up for the Reserves is an away game to Red Hughs on Sunday at 1.30pm. Team: Gavin McFadden, Dean Boyce, Barry McNulty, Eddie Boyce, Shay Durning, Paul Grier, Ryan Ferry, Luke Trearty, Paul Sweeney, Dylan Hegarty, Caolan Mc Gettigan (0-2), Paddy Mc Carron, Kieran Gorman, Mark Flood, Hugh Mc Menamin. Subs: Jamie Heena for Flood (BC, 29m), Conor McNulty for D. Boyce (HT), Cathal Diver for E. Boyce (45m), Emmet Conaghan for McCarron (45m), Patrick Ferry for Durning (50m), Odhrán Coll for McMenamin (50m)*Minors*As Naomh Colmcille were unable to field in the Minor Championship group stage on Monday Na Galloglaigh now advance to the Quarter Finals with opponents, date, time and venue for the fixture to be announced.*U16 Championship*Our U16s will be at home for 2 of their 3 group games in the U16 Championship. First up is a home clash against Muff on the 27th of July.Mon 27th July: Muff (H)Mon 3rd Aug: MacCumhaills (A)Mon 10th Aug: Buncrana (H)*U14 Championship*Our U14s have been drawn in Group 2 of the Division 2 Championship alongside Letterkenny Gaels, Malin, St Michaels and Muff.Tues July 17th: St Michaels (H) @ 7.30pmTues July 21st: Letterkenny Gaels (H) @ 7.30pmFri July 24th: Muff (A) @ 7.30pmTues July 28th: Malin (A) @ 7.30pm*U12s*Our U12s finished their go games for the season on Saturday in O’Donnell Park against St Eunans in the northern Division 1 Semi Finals. The B team was first up and put on the performance of the season to defeat a unbeaten St Eunans B team. The whole team were brilliant throughout. The A team were not so lucky as they came up against a very impressive Eunans team. They struggled to cope in the first half, but it was very pleasing to watch in the second half where they were the better team but left themselves to much to do. Callum Orsi and Owen McElhinney were excellent in defence and Eoin O’Donnell was the best player on the park. The U12s will have a break for a few weeks now. *Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 10-11-17-24. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners win €20 each. Paddy Peoples, Cathal Gavigan, Pauline Fisher & Nancy Friel. Next weeks Jackpot is €700. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others resumes training next Monday, 9th March at 8.15pm. Open to all newcomers and past players who are over 18 and not currently playing competitive football. These trainings are fun orientated with the focus on learning the skills of the game and interacting with other women/mothers in the community and providing opportunity to be physically active.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169 *Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD EDGE CLOSER TO PROMOTION WITH ANOTHER EXCELLENT WIN was last modified: July 15th, 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:GAAMilfordNoticesSportlast_img read more

HEARTACHE AS SOCCER CLUB’S U-16 TEAM PLAYS AT HOME FOR LAST TIME AFTER LAND DISPUTE

first_imgBallybofey United Under-16 team who play Cappry Rovers todayTHIS is the U-16 Ballybofey United team – the last from the historic club to play at Finn View today after 85 years.The club must leave their grounds after being ordered by a judge to make way for a new Aldi supermarket in the Twin Towns.United – founded in 1928 – played at Finn Park until 1971 before moving home next door to allow Finn Harps to enter senior football. The ground is owned by the Butt Hall Trust, founded to promote education and community development.It has sold the ground to Aldi who handed over €1.6M for it.“We never objected to that,” said Gary Foy from the club.“We would never object to job creation in the Twin Towns; however we have a sporting lease and we expected to have been offered a new ground. After today’s last United game on these fields, we will be homeless and that is very sad for all the boys and girls who play from U-8 level right up to our men’s team.” The trust disputes the claim that United teams have played at Finn View since 1971.A judge has set aside €200,000 from the sale in case United take a new legal case for compensation.For the teenagers taking on Cappry Rovers today, they aren’t interested in legal disputes.They just want to play football.And today will be their last ever game at ‘home’. HEARTACHE AS SOCCER CLUB’S U-16 TEAM PLAYS AT HOME FOR LAST TIME AFTER LAND DISPUTE was last modified: November 16th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ballybofey UnitedHEARTACHE AS SOCCER CLUB’S U-16 TEAM PLAYS AT HOME FOR LAST TIME AFTER LAND DISPUTEsoccerlast_img read more