Azkals lose Ott to injury

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Pacquiao a thundering hit in China 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 MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippines suffered another blow in its bid for 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification after top midfielder Manny Ott was ruled out for the next two games due to a knee injury.Already missing key players, including Misagh Bahadoran, Amani Aguinaldo and Javier Patiño, the Azkals saw the injured list grow on Thursday in training camp in Doha, Qatar, where Ott sustained a medial cruciate ligament injury that will sideline the Ceres-Negros star for six weeks.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES Ott, who suffered the injury after a collision with Harry Foll in training, will miss the crucial match against Yemen on Tuesday and will most likely be unavailable for the duel with Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “It’s unfortunate that I can’t be there for the team,” said Ott. “I have to focus on recovery now as there are still important matches ahead.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Got the news from the doc in Qatar that I’ll be out for 6 weeks with an MCL ⛑ #comebackstronger pic.twitter.com/5LFkgt6HIZ— Manny Ott (@MannyOtt) October 6, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smoglast_img read more

Petron eyes early solo lead

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying With two wins under its belt, Petron is gunning for early solo leadership against Foton Saturday in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix triple-header at Bacoor Strike Gym in Cavite.“We can still do better, we have the talent yes, but playing as a team, I still would like to see more,” said Delos Santos who is also the head coach of the national women’s team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat’s bad news for Foton, which is on a rebuilding stage after its stars Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat set off for the Japan V League.The Tornadoes won their first outing, beating United Volleyball Clubs in a game which saw their imports Courtney Felinski and Selime Ilyasoglu taking charge. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Petron coach Shaq delos Santos believes his Petron team has yet to reach its full potential.ADVERTISEMENT But Foton coach Aaron Velez noted the roles played by their low-profile locals led by Maika Ortiz, CJ Rosario, Gen Casugod, Elaine Kasilag and Shaya Adorador.“Petron is a strong team, so we need to match up to their level,” said Velez. “Our teamwork is getting better. This is a good opportunity for us to show what we can do.”Cignal will shoot for its second straight win against Sta. Lucia Realty, while Generika-Ayala clashes with PLDT in other matches.The Blaze Spikers will come into the match fresh from their three-set triumph over the Lifesavers (25-16, 25-23, 25-15) late Thursday.Stephanie Niemer fired 24 points for Petron in that match and she is expected to once again be a major scoring option for the Blaze Spikers along with Kath Bell.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Manotoc returns for Canlubang Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Thursday is National Thanksgiving Day

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Thursday, November 5, 2015 as National Thanksgiving Day. The Day is to be observed throughout the country as a National Holiday.The proclamation calls on all Liberians and foreign residents, priests, imams, bishops, pastors, clergies and all religious organizations in Liberia to gather in their various places of worship to give thanks and praises to the Almighty God that His blessings and mercies may continuously rest on the nation and its people.The proclamation is in consonance with an Act of the National Legislature, which at its session in 1883 did enact a statute declaring the first Thursday in the month of November of each year as National Thanksgiving Day.A Foreign Ministry release quotes the President’s proclamation as saying that it is befitting that a day be set aside for the nation and its people to give thanks and adoration to the Lord for His dispensation of grace, mercy and providence and for the preservation of the lives of its people to overcome the spreading of the Ebola virus disease.According to the release, Liberians have always given thanks and praises to the Almighty God for His mercies showered on the nation, especially for His continuous protection and blessing in times of peace, disaster and other natural phenomena on the people of Liberia “politically, socially and economically over the years.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arnold’s fundraising has muscle

first_img(916) 441-4602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The governor raises so much that people have become “almost inured to it,” said Stern, who wrote some of the state’s campaign finance laws. “It doesn’t shock anybody anymore that he’s raising money. It certainly doesn’t shock him.” Schwarzenegger’s aides say he’s retiring a debt from his landslide re-election last year over Democrat Phil Angelides and collecting cash to promote his legislative agenda. But campaign finance watchdogs wonder if the governor’s fundraising appetite can ever be sated. And they consider some of his recent moves unseemly, such as hosting a fundraiser at his West Los Angeles home for deep-pocketed donors. Concerns also persist about who’s giving and why. Schwarzenegger this year has socked away about $1.5 million into his re-election fund, which ended 2006 with a debt of nearly $2.4 million. Legally, he’s allowed to keep collecting five-figure checks into his re-election coffers until that debt is settled and fundraising expenses are covered, perhaps within the next month or so. kfolmar@mercurynews.com SACRAMENTO – When Arnold Schwarzenegger campaigned for governor, he infamously scoffed at the notion that he would need to accept special interest money. Almost four years and more than $100 million later, Schwarzenegger is still raising money at a torrid pace, even though he’s legally barred from seeking another term as governor. And much of that cash comes from special interests that have business before the state. Since January, Schwarzenegger has pulled in $3.5 million in three different political committees – an average of $700,000 a month in this nonelection year. Additionally, more than 100 private donors – from AT&T to Chevron and Oracle – paid $2.7 million total into a nonprofit that paid for the governor’s two-day inaugural soiree. “For someone who didn’t believe in fundraising, he’s doing a really good job” at it, said Bob Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles. “People out there want to give money so that they can have access to him – as a star and as a governor.” last_img read more

Sunderland transfer latest: Black Cats step up pursuit of Swansea striker Andre Ayew

first_img Swansea striker Andre Ayew Sunderland are upping their bid to sign Swansea striker Andre Ayew before the January window slams shut next Monday.Sam Allardyce is desperate to bolster his squad for the fight against relegation and sees the Ghana international as the perfect man to lead their great escape.The Black Cats first registered their interest earlier this month, but were swiftly rebuffed with the Swans insisting their summer signing was simply not for sale.Sources on Wearside on Tuesday played down suggestions the club has returned with an offer of £10million, plus Italian striker Fabio Borini.However, it is understood there HAS been further contact over the 26-year-old and that Sunderland still hold a firm interest in Ayew.Although it remains to be seen whether or not the Welsh outfit is prepared to do business with new boss Francesco Guidolin at the helm.Guidolin, a compatriot of Italy striker Borini, oversaw a victory in his first game in charge as the Swans beat Everton 2-1 on Sunday to boost their hopes of avoiding the drop.Former Marseille man Ayew scored the decisive goal in that game, his eighth of the campaign.Borini, who joined the Black Cats for a fee which could eventually rise to £10million from Liverpool last summer, has managed just two this season. 1last_img read more

City’s foreign exchange program turns 20

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – Francis Carbajal’s experience with the Sister Cities Student Exchange program prompted her to make a career change in her late 20s. Shortly after returning from a trip to Germany, Carbajal, now 38, resigned from her position as a bank employee and went into the travel industry, she said. On Tuesday, she met with a group of local students who are venturing to Germany this summer for their own part in the exchange trip. This year marks Santa Fe Springs’ 20th anniversary of its student exchange with Tirschenreuth, Germany, and Carbajal is joining city officials in reuniting past and future participants of the exchange program. “For some, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Carbajal, who has served as an adviser for student-exchange program participants. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsEleven students – including six teenagers from Navojoa, Mexico (another sister city) – will be traveling to Germany in July as part of this year’s exchange. An estimated 150 local students have been involved in the exchange project with Germany since 1986, according to city organizers. “The whole purpose is to promote peace and appreciation of the world and the different cultures,” said Marina Sueiro, director of intergovernmental relations for Santa Fe Springs. “The hope is that we’ll be able to achieve that goal by allowing students … to be actually living with families.” Via the local program, students from Santa Fe Springs or the general Whittier Union High School District may spend three weeks of their summer with a family in Tirschenreuth. “It gives them a good flavor for the culture, the language, the cooking and their lifestyle,” added Sueiro. Because this year marks the 20th anniversary of the city’s student-exchange participation with Germany, plans for a larger celebration are under way. The main festivities will begin in mid-August, when upcoming exchange trip participants return to Santa Fe Springs and host the German students locally. “We try to tell them about our government and expose them to our culture and language,” said Program Coordinator Anita Jimenez. Jimenez added that a special reunion event will be launched Aug. 18 for past and current participants of the exchange program. For information regarding the 20th anniversary reunion, exchange trip, participants can call (562) 868-0511, Ext. 7309. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want 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

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH BACK IN LEAGUE ACTION WITH TRIP TO INISHOWEN TO FACE URRIS

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA NotesDouble joy for DonegalCongratulations to Niall Harley and Colm Kelly as they claimed the Ulster Minor title in great style, defeating Armagh on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-10. Well done also to Aodh Ruadh hurler Jamie Brennan who scored 1-2 in the win, and also to Mick McGrath, Anthony McGrath and Gary Walsh who were involved in the back room team. Congratulations are due as well to the senior team and management too on recapturing the Anglo Celt for the third time in four years. Well done in particular to Aodh Ruadh alumnus John Duffy on playing his part in the success. We have a three galleries of photos from a Sunday of marvelous memories on aodhruadh.org. We have gallery of pictures from the minor game, then a gallery of images from the senior game which includes shots of Ballyshannonites on the Saint Tiernach’s sward during the presentation, then finally we have a superb gallery of images from a super homecoming at the Bridgend. A great day for club and county. FootballAodh Ruadh return to league action this weekend when they make the trip to Inishowen for another crucial game in the promotion race. The reserves take on their Urris counterparts this Saturday at 6pm, with the senior game following at 7.30pm.The under 16s were 4-17 to 2-8 victors over Naomh Muire on Friday evening in Father Tierney Park. The game was a dead rubber for Naomh Muire as they were already confined to bottom place in the division, so the Annagry players and management deserve great credit for making the long trip and playing the fixture and giving over 40 players football. They gave the homesters a good test too in a game which was played in a good spirit. Shane McGrath and Daniel Warnock both stood out for the Ernesiders and got among the goals too, as did Cáelán Drummond. Shane Dorrian also proved a handful in the attack for an over-stretched Annagry rearguard. Defensively it was very disciplined display with Ryan McKenna, Cian McGloin, Brendan Gillespie and Jason Granaghan. We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Ballyshannon now top the Southern Minor Board division one table and await the result of Tuesday evening’s clash between Naomh Conaill and Dungloe to determine who their opponents will be in the Southern semi-final. At the time of mailing it looked like that game would be happening sometime early next week.The under 12s have a challenge match this Wednesday evening against Melvin Gaels in Kinlough. Players and parents/guardians to meet at 6pm at Father Tierney Park. We are looking for parents/guardians to help with transport. Text Martin on 0862588796 to let him know whether or not your player will be attending and if they will need a lift to the game. Training continues on Saturday from 10.45am to 12 noon.The under 10s had a successful and enjoyable trip to Dunkineely on Saturday morning. On a hot, close day they played five games against mixed ability Four Masters teams, winning all but one of the games. There was some super football played by the Ballyshannon lads throughout the competition against a committed Donegal town outfit. Pulling on the white and green for Aodh Ruadh on Saturday were: Daniel Breen Brosnan, Conor Cleary, Oisín Daly, Ryan Daly, Shane Delahunty, Darragh Dolan Flood, JJ Doran, Finn Gallagher, Jack Gallagher, Aaron Horan, Eoghan Kelly, Art Mag Fhionnghaile, Lorc Mag Fhionnghaile, Grainne Maguire, James McGinley, Ronan McKenna, Cian McKenna, Cillian Meehan, Aaron Neilan, David Roper, Drew Ryan, Aidan Sweeny and Aonghus Sweeny. Training as usual on Wednesday at 6.30pm and Saturday from 11am to 12 noon.The Aodh Ruadh under 8s fielded two strong mixed ability teams at a blitz in Donegal town on Saturday morning. The first team put in a good all round team performance, competing well in both games with Jack McCadden scoring some good points. The other Aodh Ruadh team again produced a good all round team performance, but at midfield Barry Campbell and Tommy Clyne were exceptional with Barry scoring three goals and Tommy taking some great long range points. Taking the field for Aodh Ruadh were: Killian Bradshaw, Neil Brown, Barry Campbell, Tommy Clyne, Ronan Delahunty, Liam Doogan, Stephen Doran, Tom Holland, Micheál Keown, Donagh Kelly, Jack McCadden, Kian McDonald, Garvey Meade, Ted O’Donnell, Conor O’Mahoney, Dara O’Mahoney, Cillian Slevin and James Ward. There will be an under 8 blitz on Saturday 26th August in Father Tierney Park. We will be hosting Bundoran, Saint Naul’s and Four Masters. Players are to be up at the park for 10.20am, with the first game throwing in at 11.00am. Players are also asked to bring club shorts and socks. With close on 100 players expected at the park we ask each family with players to supply a loaf of sandwiches, tray of buns or similar to help with the catering on the day. Also, if you can offer any help with the serving up of the food and drinks in the Aras all assistance will be welcomed. Under 8 and under 6 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6.30pm.HurlingAodh Ruadh came up short against Ballela in the Ulster Táin League last Saturday, the Ards outfit running out 4-13 to 0-10 winners. On Thursday night last an under-strength under 12 team suffered a heavy defeat at home against Buncrana. They have no game this week.The under 16s made the long trip to Carndonagh and came away with a well deserved win against the Carn men. They are on the road again this week as they play Saint Eunan’s in Letterkenny.Aodh Ruadh hosted the fourth annual Peter O’Keefe under 16 Ulster/Connacht tournament last Saturday with teams from Derry, Tyrone, South Ulster, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Donegal taking part. We have some pictures from the tournament up on aodhruadh.org.Ladies Ronan Matthews has a couple of galleries up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG page from ladies games in the past week. The first is the meeting of the Donegal and Sligo ladies in Father Tierney Park last Wednesday. The second is the Aodh Ruadh under 16s clash with Saint Naul’s in Mountcharles also last Wednesday.Well done to the under 12 girls who had another good showing on Thursday evening. They won five out of six halves in Bundoran when they took on Killybegs, Bundoran and Saint Naul’s. Featuring for Aodh Ruadh were: Eva Breen Brosnan, Chloe Connolly, Alicia Clyne, Danielle Gallagher, Siofra Hughes, Laoise Kelly, Caoimhe Keon, Orla Keon, Ciara Lynch, Bridín Maguire, Danielle Masterson-Burrows, Laoise McGee, Sorcha McGonigle, Katie McMullin, Ruth McNulty and Leah O’Brien. We have some shots from the blitz up on aodhruadh.org.Training for under 8s, under 10s and under 12s is now on its summer break.Summer campThe Summer Camp established by the Park/Development Committee over 20 years ago, and led since then by Sylvester Maguire, has been very well attended over the past two weeks with the highest numbers for some time. The value to the club of the Schools Coaching Initiative, established earlier this year, was clear to be seen with many of the children benefiting from that Scheme, following-through and participating in the Summer Camp. Well done to all involved. There are some pictures from the summer camp by Ronan Matthews up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.Fitness Trail fund-raiserOver the next two weeks or so work will resume at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, concentrating on completing the Fitness Trail and providing a Hurling/Rebound Wall for Youth Coaching of all Gaelic Games. Tom Daly is coordinating a small fund-raiser to meet some of the costs of these works. The Family Fund-raiser is a simple format where a family hosts 10 people at a meal in their home for a donation of €20 each. To participate you complete a Registration Form which is returned to Tom Daly, host your table on a day which suits you or before Saturday August 30th and make a return of €200 on September 1st. Each person who participates and makes a €20 donation which will be entered in a draw for two stand tickets for the 2014 All-Ireland Final and a double room and dinner for two in the Croke Park Hotel on Saturday September 20th, the night before the Final. Details from Tom Daly or e-mail ftdaly@hotmail.com. Aodh Ruadh supporters living away from Ballyshannon are particularly welcome to participate.Fantasy race for SamAfter another great weekend on the pitch in Clones, we now have all four provincial winners. With the ten bonus points on offer for the team winning their provincial finals, it is Barry Travers and his team, Still The Greatest Reserve, who are on top this week with 187 points. The 40 points he collected this week, which also got him highest score of the week, from Donegal and Dublin ensure he takes his place at the top for the first time this year. In second place is John Patton Jr and his team, Yes Patsy, on 179 points. John Keon and his team, Lakeside Lads, are in third place on 178, with Pat Gruddy and his team, Mayo This Year, a further point behind on 178. Conal Gallagher and his team The Concrete Cs are in 5th place with 171 points. At the opposite end of the table, its all over. Michael Dolan and his team Dolans Dragons have all four of his teams and players out of the All-Ireland series for this year and his paltry return of 50 points leaves him rock bottom and €100 better off. As always the leader board is available every Tuesday on aodhruadh.org, as well as Ballybookies, The Bridgend Bar, Owen Roe’s Bar and upstairs in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.BingoCongratulations to Mary O’Reilly of Belleek, winner of the summer snowball in the handsome amount of €420, won on 51 numbers. Last weeks €400 jackpot winner was Celia Burns, Garrison. This Friday night is the July Big Bingo, with a prize fund of €2,700, including a €1,000 Jackpot game finale! Bingo will be held in the Abbey Centre at 9pm, books costs €15 for a full book, €8 for a half,or play a book and a half for €20. See you there!LottoThere was no winner of the €1,500 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 10, 11, 13 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Mary O’Malley Daly, College Street; John James McGarrigle, Cashelard; Fionnuala Gillespie, Wardtown; Lisa McTernan, Coolcholly; and JP McPhillips, JP’s Bar, Cavan Town. Next draw is in Pat’s Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1,600 so get out there and buy your ticket; if you’re not in, you can’t win!The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: LADIES.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH BACK IN LEAGUE ACTION WITH TRIP TO INISHOWEN TO FACE URRIS was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH SUFFER NARROW DEFEAT AWAY TO NAOMH COLMCILLE

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News: Sky Dive FundraiserThis is the final week to make the Skydive fundraiser the success it should be. The 10 club members who will parachute through the skies onto an airfield in Longford on Saturday have made a great personal effort so far. It is up to the rest of us in the club to back them during the final days of the fund-raising efforts. The Skydive team is: Eugene Drummond, Tanya O’Shea, Rossa McCosker, Ciron Whoriskey, Leanne Curran, Conal Gallagher, David McLoone, Chris Kelly, Aiden Murray and Peter McKenna. If you can, please commit to their fund-raising effort by contacting them directly or indeed anyone involved in Aodh Ruadh. The funds raised will go directly towards completing the development of the club’s facilities at Páirc Aodh Ruadh where various sectors of the club had approached the Park / Development Committee to provide a small toilet block and a hurling-rebound wall. Completing the running track and fitness trail is also a priority. All of these works will be brought forward over the coming weeks. Where you can really help the fund-raisers is by attending the grand finale of this campaign – the Krazy Night which takes place in Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel on Saturday night. Doors open at 8.30pm. Tickets for the night are available from all of the team of ten skydivers or through any of the usual Aodh Ruadh club workers. FootballAodh Ruadh sustained a second defeat on the road on Saturday evening and once again the scoreline was 1-8 to 0-9. This time Naomh Colmcille were the victors with a goal four minutes into added time. Once again Aodh Ruadh controlled the game for long spells and went in at the break leading by 0-4 to 0-2. They continued to set the pace in the second half, although not as forcefully as they might have hoped given the following win. Still they were a point to the good when a Daniel Clarke denied Packie McGrath’s men what would have been two hard earned points. We have a full report with pictures to come from the game up on aodhruadh.org.The reserves were slightly more fortunate. Trailing by 2-1 to 0-9 at half-time they reeled the homesters back in over the course of the second half to gain a share of the spoils, 2-6 to 0-12 the scoreline in Newtowncunningham. We have a full match report with pictures to come from the game up on aodhruadh.org.This weekend Aodh Ruadh are back on home turf and playing host to Downings. The reserve games throws in at 5pm, and is followed by the seniors at 6.30pm.Aodh Ruadh minors had a good win last Wednesday against Four Masters with a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-12. Outstanding on the day was Oisín Rooney in the middle of the field along with Shane McGrath who covered a huge amount of ground over the course of the game. Daniel Warnock at wing back had his scoring boots on again with 1-2 to his credit. This win qualifies Ballyshannon for a shield final against Ardara on Wednesday evening with the venue and time yet to be decided.Naomh Mhuire failed to field for the under 16 league game against Aodh Ruadh on Sunday and so have forfeited the points for the fixture. The next outing is against Four Masters on Wednesday 22nd in Tir Chonaill Park in the final round of the group stages. Throw in is 12 noon.There was a good showing from the under 14s on Friday evening in the park where they hosted Naomh Bríd for a challenge. With it being 13-a-side it was pretty much two different sides for each half. Every man showed he is capable of doing a job. Our team this evening was Cian Barden, Shane Brady, Philip Cassidy, Adam Clarke, David Doherty, Eoin Doherty, Eugene Doherty, Daniel Dolan, Shane Duffy, Tiernan Flood Dolan, Mark Gettins, JJ Goan, Harry Howarth, Donagh Mac Gabhann, Jack McCaffrey, Ryan McDonald, Odhran McGarrigle, Mark McGlynn, Niall Monaghan and Adam Rami. We have some pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Thanks also to Terence Kilpatrick of Naomh Bríd who officiated for us. The under 14s will have a challenge away against Belcoo on Wednesday at 7pm. As many parents as possible should come along to ensure we have lifts for all the players. We will be leaving the park at 5.30pm. The team’s first league fixture will be on Saturday, 25th April when they travel to take on Dungloe in the league. Throw-in time will be 12 noon.Under 10 and under 12 training continues on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Mondays from 6pm to 7pm. Outdoor training has resumed for the under 8s and under 6s and we have a great gallery of pictures on aodhruadh.org of our first week on the pitch. Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh (Munday’s Field). Any new faces who want to join in the craic are more than welcome.HurlingThe senior hurlers travelled to Strabane to play Na Seamróga in the Táin League on Sunday. The Ernesiders had a depleted squad due to injuries to several players. In the first half the Ballyshannon men played with the aid of a slight breeze and remained in contention throughout. Despite missing a lot of chances from the dead ball, they went in at half time three points down 0-8 to 0-5. Strabane got off to a good start in the second half and managed to get the upper hand after scoring a goal despite the best efforts of the Ballyshannon keeper Shane McNulty. Aodh Ruadh failed to find their rhythm and the final score in Strabane was Aodh Ruadh 0-9 Strabane Shamrocks 1-14. The next fixture for Aodh Ruadh is next Sunday against Louth outfit Saint Fechin’s with a 1pm throw-in.Our under 14 hurlers had a busy week last week. On Tuesday they travelled to MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey to take on the home team. From the start of the game it was obvious that the Twin Towns lads were a much physically stronger outfit, but our lads put up a great show. The team have shown great commitment since the start of March, putting in a lot of hard work at training. On a very warm evening the lads gave it everything in a great game of hurling which saw MacCumhaill’s run out winners on a 3-10 to 2-4 scoreline. Thanks to all the parents who drove the lads to this game, your support is much appreciated. The lads were back in action on Thursday evening in Father Tierney Park against Carndonagh. Again they put in a great display, full of work and effort. We were well on top from the start and ran out convincing winners on a 5-12 to 2-3 score line. Hopefully this result will give the lads belief to push on for the rest of the league. We wish Senan Rooney well. Unfortunately he picked up a nasty hand injury late on in the game, we hope to see him back in action in the next few weeks. The under 14s play Four Masters in Donegal Town this Thursday. On Thursday the minors made the long trip to Carndonagh to take on the home team. For a variety of reasons we only had 11 players, but the commitment these 11 lads showed on Thursday was a credit to them and something others could learn from. We set out from Father Tierney Park at 4.30pm and returned at 11pm. The dedication shown by these 11 lads is to be admired. They put in a great performance against a strong Carndonagh team who were really up for the challenge. At half time we led 0-6 to 1-2. The lads got well on top in the second half and they really played as a team and ran out convincing winners 1-13 to 2-3. It’s been a very difficult season for the minors for a variety of reasons, but this victory on Thursday night meant as much to us as any county title we won over the years. The lads face another very difficult game this Thursday at home to a strong Saint Eunan’s team, one thing is for sure our lads won’t be found wanting commitment wise anyway.On Saturday last we held our ninth Annual Hurlathon, and again it was a great day of fun and craic for all the family. The action got under way just before 10am with the under 8s, none of whom were born when we had our first Hurlathon in 2007. From 10am to 10pm it was nonstop action, fun and craic. As the sliothar flew about the hall there was some great displays of skill from young and old, as the action played out on the court all day, all supporters were treated to a cuppa and some goodies in the kitchen. Thanks to all the parents who brought so much food to this year’s event. As always everyone was fed and watered throughout the day. Over 100 people took to the floor throughout the day. Over the years some great traditions have developed on Hurlathon day, none more so than the Mothers’ Match. This year saw the return to action of some former camogie greats in the form of Orla Winters and Andrea Gallagher and they showed they hadn’t lost the skills of our great game. They were joined by Carmel McCadden, Katrina Daly, Tara Keenaghan, Aisling McGrath and daughters Orlaith Gallagher and Roisín Daly, and two very brave goalies in the form of the McCadden twins, Oisin and Eoghan. After a titanic battle the bragging rights went to Tara, Katrina, Orla and young Orlaith. Well done to all the mothers who were great sports to take part. We then had another great battle where a Dads Army in the form of coaches Mike Lynch, Gregory Gallagher, Pauric Keenaghan, Peter Horan, Kenny McDonald and John Rooney took on a team of Young Guns laden down with county players Jamie Brennan, Ciaran Rami, Oisin Rooney, Brendan Gillespie, Stephen Connolly and Brian McHenry. Denis Daly took up the whistle to ref this game and despite some intimidation from the younger players he did a great job. The Young Guns took off at a great pace but forgot that it was marathon and not a sprint and Dads Army won out after a great battle 11-10. The night finished off with a replay of this game where the Young Guns got some small token of revenge winning by a goal, this brought us till after 10pm and the curtain came down on another great days hurling, fun and craic.Thanks to all who helped on the day in the kitchen, and those who supplied food. Over the nine years we’ve had some great traditions none more so than Eleanor McCosker’s soup and Shannon’s Corner’s Sandwiches which went down a treat again this year. Thanks to Kernan’s Spar who again this year generously donated coffee, tea and milk for the day and William Doogan for all the drinks. Thanks to all the underage coaches who were present all day and kept the games moving. Coláiste Cholmcille have always been great supporters of this event and again we thank them and Sylvie Maguire for organising the use of the Mercy Hall, thanks also to Michael Donagher who again this year had everything sorted out in the hall for us. Annually this has been our main fund-raiser and allows us develop underage hurling in the club, but it’s also a very important day socially for all our young and not so young hurlers and their families. Thanks to all who took part in this event, those who sought sponsorship and those who sponsored the competitors your continued support is much appreciated. Check out Aodh Ruadh CLG for loads of pictures from Hurlathon 2015.Training for all ages at 12 noon on Sunday.LadiesWell done to Sarah Patton who once again lined out for Donegal ladies in their 6-13 to 0-8 demolition of Westmeath. The ladies went unbeaten through NFL Division Two campaign.Under 8 and under 10 girls football commenced on Monday 13th April in the Mercy Hall from 6-7pm. This will continue inside for another two weeks before going outside training to Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. €2 per session. Under 8 training is for all girls born in 2007 and 2008; under 10 for those born in 2005 and 2006. If you have any queries please contact Gabrielle McGloin 0872902245; Louise Foy 0876388562; or Donna Meade 0866045094.Many congratulations to ladies legend Naimh Gallagher on tying the knot over the weekend with Peadar McKeever.De La Salle reunion and Tom Cullen TributeRunning in tandem with our Come Dive With Me event, a De La Salle reunion and Tom Cullen tribute. A get together is planned for all former De La Salle staff and students on Saturday 18th April. A small memorial plaque will be presented to Tom Cullen’s family for his grave in Belleek Cemetery. The projected schedule for the day is as follows4.45pm: Placing of plaque at Belleek Cemetery.5.45pm-6pm: Food and refreshments in the Bridgend.7pm-7.30pm: Discussion and reminiscences. Collection towards cost of memorial plaque and food.9.30pm-10pm: Adjourn to Dorrian’s Hotel to support Aodh Ruadh Come Dive With Me fundraiserAnyone with De La Salle photos or video is asked to forward it to Thomas Gallagher at twgallagher@eircom.net. He will accept emails, photos, newspaper clippings and these will be displayed in The Bridgend on 18th April.Dancing in the Rock HallCéilí, Old Time, Barn Dance and Set Dancing in Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel Ballyshannon Saturday 25th April at 9pm. Music by the Assaroe Céilí Band with the proceeds in aid of Baby Rory’s Will To Walk. Set dancing music by Owen Maguire and Catherine Mulligan. Admission is €8 with supper served.Club kitWe now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Abbey Centre BingoTheresa McAleer of Omagh won the €400 jackpot. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre. Books priced at €10, or half books for €5.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €5,200. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 7, 9, 10, 13 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Mark McMenamin, Tullyhorky; Mary McGee, Roscor; M Gillen-Tawley, Cliffoney; Fidelma McKenna, East Port; and Dolores Treacy, Bundoran. Next draw in McGinley’s with a Jackpot of €5,300 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: LADIES.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org , or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH SUFFER NARROW DEFEAT AWAY TO NAOMH COLMCILLE was last modified: April 14th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

MCGUINNESS – FAN’S DEATH HAS TAKEN GOODNESS OUT OF WIN

first_imgDonegal manager Jim McGuinness has admitted the death of fan has “taken the goodness” out of his side’s famous semi-final victory.The GAA boss said he was so sad to hear about the death of Termon man Andrew Duffy, 24, who drowned in the Royal Canal in Dublin after the game.The Glenties man said “It has taken the goodness out of the win. It’s heartbreaking,” he said He said his thoughts were with the Duffy family following the death of son Andrew.“It’s obviously put a huge damper on things. When we woke up this morning everybody was happy, looking forward to an All-Ireland final and then word came through.“It’s heartbreaking, and on behalf of the management and players I would like to pass on my sincere sympathies to his family and everybody involved,” he said.And he added “He has taken the goodness out of the win. The bottom line is that it’s never good when somebody’s life has been cut short, it’s tragic no matter what the circumstances.”  MCGUINNESS – FAN’S DEATH HAS TAKEN GOODNESS OUT OF WIN was last modified: August 28th, 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:ANDREW DUFFYJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DIABETES TO PROTEST AT HOSPITAL DURING MINISTER’S VISIT

first_imgParents of children with diabetes across Donegal are to stage a protest at Letterkenny General Hospital during a visit by Minister for Health Dr James Reilly tomorrow.Letterkenny HospitalThe Donegal Diabetes Parent Support Group said it is extremely frustrated and annoyed at the lack of progress in service provision for children with diabetes in Donegal.Following their meeting with Minister Reilly in April 2013, they were optimistic that a Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist would be appointed in Letterkenny General Hospital. At that time the minister told us we were ‘reasonable people with a reasonable request’. Since that meeting the Paediatrician with an interest in diabetes has left the service and the staff nurse working full time in children’s diabetes has been promoted to a Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) responsible for adults and children.She is replacing a diabetes CNS who is moving to an integrated post in the community.The group says this actually means that we have lost the progress previously made in securing a nurse working only paediatric diabetes.The Diabetes Expert Advisory Group recommendation states there should be 1 nurse to every 100 children/adolescents with diabetes. Donegal has the numbers to have 1.5 nurses working exclusively in paediatric diabetes. Donegal has a high prevalence rate of adults with diabetes. The current figures for the North West are:Donegal: 5354 adultsSligo: 2484 adultsLeitrim & West Cavan: 1250The group says that such high numbers of adults with diabetes leads to a heavy workload for the two hospital based diabetes clinical nurse specialists who are now expected to take on the responsibility for children also. This is a dangerous development. In relation to the children with type 1 diabetes Letterkenny hospital has:103 children up to age 15.99 years; 5 of which were diagnosed since 1st January 2014. Sixteen children were diagnosed in 2013. There are a further 40 adolescents attending the transition clinic aged 16-19 years.10 children from Donegal receive diabetes care in Sligo General Hospital.27 children are on pump therapy and receiving shared care (Dublin Hospitals) with a further 17 children waiting or undergoing assessment for pump therapy. In total 54 children are attending the Dublin Hospitals. Group spokeswoman Denise Gillespie said “A Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist is essential in Letterkenny to support families with children on increasingly complex insulin regimes and will reduce the frequency of clinic appointments in Dublin.“We learned at a follow-up meeting with Letterkenny management in Nov 2013 that the paediatric CNS post had not been progressed, despite the fact that the Expert Advisory Group on Diabetes states that there should be 1 Paediatric Diabetes Clinical nurse Specialist per 100 children/adolescents with diabetes.“Currently children attending Letterkenny General Hospital are at clinical risk due to the lack of a specialist Paediatrician with an interest in Diabetes and the loss of the dedicated nurse dealing with diabetes in children.“Donegal parents now feel that their concerns are not being addressed and are planning to mount a campaign through the media to highlight our frustration with the inadequate service currently being provided. Nearly every family in Donegal has someone affected with diabetes and the Donegal branch of diabetes Ireland is one of the strongest in the country, we are ready to commence a high profile campaign to achieve the care our children deserve. We feel that our patience and engagement in discussions has been pointless as we have a worse service now than before we started and this must change.”PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DIABETES TO PROTEST AT HOSPITAL DURING MINISTER’S VISIT was last modified: March 2nd, 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:diabetesdonegalMinister James Reillylast_img read more