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‘I am always number one’

first_imgLONDON, England:He came to breathe life into a stadium that many consider a White Elephant these days, but in the end, Usain Bolt’s two 100-metre runs at yesterday’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, had Lazarus-like effects on his own season, as he left a soaking London Olympic Stadium in burning excitement.Two races, two wins, twice the clock showed 9.87, as track and field’s poster boy crossed the line and perhaps wiped the smile off his rivals’ faces in front of nearly 50,000 pro-Bolt fans.Even worse – or better, depending on your perspective – Bolt, who had not gone this fast since the Brussells Diamond League in September 2013, seems to have more, shaking his head after the second of his two assignments, disappointed that he did not post a faster time. You would think that a man who has been struggling the way he has since the start of the season would throw a party after clocking 9.87 twice within an hour, in negative wind (-0.8) and wet and chilly conditions.Message to himselfStill, the world 100m and 200m Olympic and world champion feels his triumphant return to London – and form, is more a message to himself – even if he did have something to say to those with gold medal ambitions for next month’s World Championships in Beijing.”I was never number two. I am still number one. So, that’s the plan until I retire,” Bolt affirmed.”This does help my confidence going into the World Championships and it helps that I can see the results after putting in the work on the track. So it looks good,” added Bolt.Like he did in the heat a bit earlier American Mike Rodgers was second, clocking 9.90 with another Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole, the Commonwealth champion, taking third in the fastest time he has ever registered, 9.92. It did seem to come at a price, however, with the towering sprinter suffering cramp in both legs. Nesta Carter finished seventh in 10.08.Bolt, who came into the meet with 62 athletes running faster than his 10.12 posted earlier this year, is now the sixth fastest in the world, but there’s no doubting where he intends to be by the time he leaves Beijing.The sprinter says he will talk to his coach about whether or not another race is necessary with the possibility of an appearance at the upcoming Stockholm Diamond League. He also noted that he will probably pay another visit to his doctor Hans-Wilhelm M¸ller-Wohlfahrt to ensure everything is in order.Kimberly Williams, 14.15m was second in the women’s triple jump after surrendering the lead to Olga Rypakova (Kazakhstan), whose 14.33m win took her to second place in the diamond race with Dana Veldakova (Slovakia), 13.66m taking third.McPherson third in 400mIn the first track event of the evening, the women’s 400 metres, Stephenie-Ann McPherson was the best-placed Jamaican, finishing third in 50.91 with American Natasha Hastings, holding off country-woman Francena McCorory, 50.67, after running a season best 50.24.Both Novlene Williams-Mills and Christine Day posted 51.43 with Williams-Mills finishing a place ahead of Day in fifth.It was another tough day in the office for world leading discus man Jason Morgan, who fouled twice, settling with a 59.60m mark, which left him languishing in ninth position.The event was won by Philip Milanov (Belgium), 65.14m who moved into third place in the Diamond race with four points with Robert Urbanek (Poland), 64.47m and Benn Harradine (Australia), 63.98m taking second and third places respectively. Diamond race leader Piotr Malachowski (13 points) was fourth with 63.83m.The Jamaican-based Zharnel Hughes (Great Britain) posted a personal-best 20.05 to win the 200 metres ahead of Dedric Dukes (USA), 20.14 and Anaso Jobowana (South Africa), 20.20. Jamaicans Nickel Ashmeade, 20.24 and Julian Forte, 20.25 were fourth and fifth.Jasmin Stowers was back to her best, winning the 100m hurdles in 12.47 ahead of Dawn Harper-Nelson, 12.64 and Brianna Rollins, 12.65 in another US sweep in the event.Elaine Thompson is the only Jamaican in action on today’s final day of the two-day meet. She competes in the 200m at 9:58 a.m.last_img read more

All Region 4 health centres staffed with doctors

first_imgThe Regional Democratic Council Regional Health Department under its Regional Health Officer (RHO), Dr Quincy Jones has achieved unprecedented medical first in Guyana.The medical first is the acquisition of a doctor being stationed at every health centre in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). An elated Dr Jones said they are very excited and proud of the achievement, noting that this was better achieved before. “We are proud to announce that we are the only region in Guyana that has been able to acquire a doctor for every health centre within the region,” he said.He disclosed that with 31 health centres, the region currently boasts 43 doctors. This, the RHO said, relates to at least one doctor at each health centre. He disclosed that in the history of Guyana, this is the first time such a feat is being achieved. “We are very proud of this and as the RHO, I am sure that all can imagine my excitement and satisfaction that each and every health centre from Cane Grove on the East Coast to St Cuthbert’s Mission on the Linden Soesdyke Highway has at least a medical doctor there. It simply means that patients can be assured of enhanced medical attention and care from their respective health centres,” he said.The RHO noted that with every health centre having a medical doctor it can help in reducing the workload at the two hospitals in Region Four, namely the CC Nicolson and the Diamond Hospitals. “We are beginning to see that because the health centres have a doctor the workload at these two hospitals are reducing, as people no longer have to go to the hospital for every little thing, they can now access healthcare much faster and in some cases, in a more efficient way from their respective health centre,” he disclosed.Dr Jones said while the health department is celebrating this major feat, he and his team remain thankful to the hardworking efforts of the Regional Executive Officer (REO), Pauline Lucas, who he said had led the fight in ensuring that each health centre have a doctor. “When I spoke to the REO of paving the way for a doctor to be assigned to every health centre, she didn’t only like the idea but wholeheartedly supported the initiative; she had supported it to the point where she aggressively and consistently fought to have it achieved. Aided by the endorsement and acknowledgment of the Regional Health service (RHS) we were able to achieve this,” he said.Meanwhile, REO Pauline Lucas was high in praise for her Regional Health Officer, Dr Quincy Jones who she congratulated on achieving what she said was an initiative that was birthed by the RHO. She said the numerous achievements and successes that are being achieved in the health department are as a result of the cohesive and teamwork that the RHO aided by her administration has been able to achieve.last_img read more

Senior Boys and Junior Girls finish first at home town Volleyball tournament

first_imgFollowing the Senior Boys championship game, players received their medals, while Player of the Game awards were also distributed. North Peace Senior Girls Player of the Game was awarded to Pam S. while Miles C. took home the honour for the boys. Both the Senior Boys and Junior Girls emerged with a gold medal finish, while the Senior Girls earned a hard fought second place. Saturday’s first championship game had the North Peace Junior Girls defeat Dawson Creek in two straight sets, to earn the top honours. Next up Saturday afternoon was an extremely hard fought and entertaining Senior Girls championship game between North Peace Secondary and Chetwynd. Unfortunately, the home-town, Senior Girl Ooks were unable to bring home the gold, but battled through an up and down game, that saw multiple lead changes throughout the match. – Advertisement -Eventually, the match would result in a two game to none victory for Chetwynd, 29-27, 25-22,  resulting in the second place finish for the Ooks.The final game of the afternoon saw the same schools compete who competed in the Senior Girls division, North Peace Secondary and Chetwynd.The Senior Boys division produced opposite results as the girls, as the Ooks made quick work of Chetwynd, winning the championship in two sets, 25-16, 25-13. Advertisementlast_img read more

RCMP find boat in Northern Manitoba search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schemeglsky

first_imgEarlier this week the RCMP announced they would scall back the search for Schmegelsky and McLeod in Northern Manitoba.  In the next Province, the OPP have been investigating several tips that the pair is now in that Province.  So far the OPP have not been able to confirm the tips.The Underwater Recovery Team is about to search an area of interest. Police say a damaged aluminum boat was spotted on the shore of the Nelson River on Friday. pic.twitter.com/CRCtast2F5— Joe Scarpelli (@ScarpelliGlobal) August 4, 2019Police continue to stress, that if you believe you’ve seen Kam McLeod and Bryer Schemelsky, contact your local police department immediately or 911.  Sightings have been posted to social media before being shared with the RCMP, that has caused delays in the investigation.Advertisement According to MyGrandePrairieNow.com, the RCMP have confirmed the pair were seen in a Fairview Gas Station on July 20.  The sighting was not reported to the RCMP until several days later.  This is the second confirmed sighting of the pair in Alberta.The last confirmed sighting of the pair was on July 22 in Gillam Manitoba.  The pair are wanted in connection with three homicides in Northern B.C. that all occurred during the week of July 15, 2019. GILLAM, M.B. – RCMP have started to search the Nelson River near Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation in the hunt for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.On Sunday the RCMP confirmed they called in Underwater Recovery Team on Friday after finding RCMP officers searching from a helicopter, located a damaged aluminum boat on the shore of the Nelson River.Based on this new information, five members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were immediately deployed. They arrived in Gillam on Saturday, August 3rd, and are expected to conduct a thorough underwater search of significant areas of interest today.This is the damaged aluminum boat found by #rcmpmb officers on the shores of the Nelson River during a helicopter search on friday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/56Ez8alVTs— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 4, 2019- Advertisement -The RCMP say members of the team are highly trained and have access to a range of advanced equipment to assist in their underwater searches.Advertisementlast_img read more

COST OF BROADBAND SCHEME ‘TOO HIGH’ TO GET GO-AHEAD

first_imgA BROADBAND provider is unlikely to spend up to €15M on a high speed internet services in Letterkenny.Conal Henry is the boss of Enet, the company charged with bringing fibre networks to 94 towns in the State, is however looking at the possibility of connecting 10,000 homes in the town.Mr Henry stressed that Enet was still examining what would be a tough business case for the investment and that it was far from certain that such a deployment would proceed. Eircom has already announced it has plans to make Letterkenny an e-town – providing next generation internet access for the town.Industry sources say the Eircom proposition and the huge cost of providing a fibre network may scupper Enet’s plans.COST OF BROADBAND SCHEME ‘TOO HIGH’ TO GET GO-AHEAD was last modified: September 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

DD Motoring: From Bondi Beach to Ballybofey – emigration in reverse

first_imgWhat can you say about a car that transcends life? A car that connects one generation with another, one that feels so familiar like a part of our past yet so familiar in Co.Donegal in the present day.What did Ford know when they decided to pick a family car from its production line to transform it into one of the most iconic rally cars in the world? Now thanks to the skill of a Ballybofey man who is following where Ford finished in the early 80s.Rodney Stewart is not alone helping to keep a rallying icon alive but is also bucking the trend of emigration and rather than heading to Australia in search of employment. Advertisement Rodney has taken part of Australia back to Donegal in an effort to make work for himself at home.The bare metal finish shows the workmanship of Rodney Stewart on this Mk1 Ford Escort which is presently nearing completion at the workshop in Ballybofey. Photo Brian McDaidA view of one of the latest developments in roll cage safety . The use of continuous roll bars for this cross section which adds strength to safety of the cage. Photo Brian McDaidFlying high, like all good Ford Escort should be! A classic MkI Ford Escort all the way form Australia now near completion of the first stage of rally preparation by Rodney Stewart. Photo Brian McDaidA wheel set in place to give the idea of the intended wheel arch will look in the finish Mk 2 Ford Escort . Photo Brian McDaidRodney Stewart spent five years in Australia working hard was but thinking of a job at home that he loved so well. Before he left Ireland he worked on the preparation of rally cars mostly Ford Escorts Mk2s.While in Australia he soon realised that what he had left in Donegal was what he really wanted to do and planned to return some day and set up his own business building rally cars.Like fine win sitting on a rack in the corner. Two escort shells one from Australia and one from West Germany ready for Rodney Stewart to work his magic on for next year’s Donegal Rally, perhaps. Photo Brian McDaidWhile in Australia he hand picked the best he could find in perfectly preserved MK 2 Escorts. When he came home he shipped a container load of years of collecting to his home in Co. Donegal. Advertisement Creating the iconIf the “Flying Finn” Ari Vatenan hadn’t had as many offs when he was driving for the Ford Team 40 years ago he wouldn’t have been ask to take a step back on the number of World Rally events at that time in his rallying career and he would never have ended up in our wee Donegal in his David Sutton prepared Black Beauty.The magic of a MK2 Ford Escort in Donegal drove by the Flying Finn Ari Vatenan on his way to winning the rally in 1978 by 12 minutesThis Mk2 Escort was nothing like anyone seen before in Donegal and with the tall fair haired Finn at the wheel no one has ever seen a Ford Escort going as fast either.First impressions In 1978 Andy Hegarty flew past as one of the officials in his brand new Escort RS2000 on the Donegal International Rally. That year he was also the Main Ford Dealer and was sponsoring the number 2 seeded competitor, who was also driving a Ford Escort.Seasoned spectators took two steps back from their prime viewing point as this flying black escort looked as if it never was going to get stopped for the junction! Then at the last minute, the driver who was on the left-hand side of the car threw the car sideways to the left and then changed direction to take the 90 right junction and flew off into the distance as the dust settled behind him.The memory of that car and the sound of the engine never missing a beat as Ari change down through the gear box and then away over the stage has never left my memory. That was the first time an Escort won the Donegal International Rally and from then to 1983 it was Ford Escorts RS1800 in charge in Donegal, bar 1980 when Jimmy McRea was the Chevette in the Ford sandwich. Loving your jobFor the most of us that are into our rallying we only have the build up in June and the Donegal International to really enjoy our sport. Rodney, with the exception of the odd day off to bring in the turf (as I was to find out recently when I tried to track down this man,) spends his full year working at rally cars.Rodney Stewart opens the doors of his converted farmyard at 7am in the morning. His garage is made to measure for the work that he does. His radio fights for a reception as does his phone which works only if it sits high on the workshop window. Rodney likes that disconnection so he can get on with his work.Rodney Stewart has no less than 4 escort shells in his work shop at the moment cars for most that started life as family cars on the other side of the world, Three of them came all the way from Australia where the dry climate is a lot kinder to these beautiful pieces of Ford history than the climate in Donegal.However, Donegal is not Donegal without a Mk2 Escort and forty years on it’s still the most sought after car to do the Donegal Rally in. The original Rodney is mostly focused on a beautiful Yellow Mk 1, also imported all the way from Australia. The car floats a couple of foot above the garage floor (as all Escort should when rallied). This one is on a rig which makes the hard to access points to work on all that easier.A foundation of safety is what Rodney Stewart is focused on when he takes a car into his workshop. Some of these cars might not be on the road for a couple more years so Rodney is putting in place specification that is not yet a safety requirement on the car as far as strengthening and safety are concerned.Extra bars low along the inside of the bottom door sill and a four point brace in the engine bay just all add up to a stronger and safer rally car. Rodney is not bothered about the extra weight that the car will carry when his work is finished as he feels the extra strength he can build into his preparation of rally car out weighs the benefits of a lighter car.The Mk 1 Escort he is working on will be more than likely end up running as a historic rally car which means that it will run with its original Lotus Twin Cam or similar.The other three cars could run on any variety of Vauxhall or Toyota based engines so Rodney has to plan for that and as far as transmission tunnels and exhaust space is concerned in the car. The development of a round tunnel running from the gearbox to the back of the car gives a couple of valuable inches for the sighting of the drivers and navigator seat.A perfect tenRodney Stewart often wonders how the dimensions of the rear wheel drive escort just happen to fit the dimensions to build a perfect rally car so well, from the suspension right through to the wheel positioning of the car which ended up as not just a rally car but a living thing.Something magic going down a stage particularly on the Donegal rally that can talk to you, with a familiar note of its exhaust right through to its body language as it makes the road before it, its own.A model of the 1979 winner of the Donegal International Rally. Brian Nelson in his famous Tuca Tile RS1800Forty years on and that first win by a Ford Escort in 1978 is still stirring the heart strings of drivers and fans when the see a Mk2 Escort in Donegal.Happy motoring memories folks.DD Motoring: From Bondi Beach to Ballybofey – emigration in reverse was last modified: August 9th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daidmk escortmotoringrodney stewartlast_img read more

HORRIFIC: DONKEYS STARVED TO DEATH AND LEFT ABANDONED IN FIELD

first_imgA walker was left shocked after finding two dead donkeys missing both their eyes and ears in a field in Gaoth Dobhair.The remains of the two animals were allowed to rot away in a field at Brinaleck for a month after they starved to death, a court heard today.ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley told Dungloe District Court today that he found the dead animals when he called to the farm of John Gallagher of Brinaleck, Gaoth Dobhair on January 31st, 2012. As well as finding the two dead donkeys, Inspector McGinley found a third donkey who was in poor condition with badly-overgrown hooves.Inspector McGinley said he had spoken with the 72 year old owner who admitted the animals had died a month earlier from exposure to the weather.Inspector McGinley said bushes in the field had been eaten back to the bare branch suggesting the animals had not been fed.Gallagher, who failed to turn up in court, faced one charge of causing cruelty to a donkey and two further charges of failing to dispose of two dead donkeys.The court heard that while Gallagher also used to own seven horses and another donkey, he no longer kept equine animals.Judge Paul Kelly found Gallagher guilty of all thee charges and fined him a total of €550 and also ordered him to pay the ISPCA’s costs of €513.Speaking after the case, Inspector McGinley said he was satisfied the case had been settled.“We believe it sends a clear message to all equine owners of their responsibility to care for and provide the necessary feed and vet treatment if and when require.“It is common knowledge that Ireland is going through an equine crisis at the moment.“However, owners must take responsibility for their care and welfare,” he said.********Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 100,000 HITS Every Day – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDailyHORRIFIC: DONKEYS STARVED TO DEATH AND LEFT ABANDONED IN FIELD was last modified: February 13th, 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:donkeys crueltydungloeGaoth DobhairISPCAlast_img read more

Wolves vs Tottenham: Preview, live commentary, predicted teams, and more

first_img How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops Mauricio Pochettino’s men will, though, at least have the Carabao Cup win over West Ham United to boost their confidence, and a pitch which hasn’t been torn to pieces by an NFL match.It promises to be an intriguing battle at the rare Saturday kick-off time of 7:45pm, especially given Wolves’ last two results against members of the ‘Big Six’ which resulted in 1-1 draws with Manchester United and Man City.So what’s the lowdown ahead of the match? Find out below… Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most Popular Premier League Stories revealed Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur go into their clash on Saturday night looking to bounce back from Premier League defeats – live on talkSPORT at 7:45pm.Hosts Wolves have lost their last two games against Watford and Brighton, while Spurs were beaten by Manchester City on Monday night. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City changes tense Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? center_img TOP WORK gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury predicted Steven Fletcher scores against Tottenham in Wolves’ last match against them in 2012. huge blow SORRY latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 1 What the managers are sayingNuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton Wanderers): “Success cannot be measured with the number of titles. The how is very important.“Tottenham are very competitive. What I admire is what I see on the pitch and I see a very good team.“I know him and I admire him. The quality of the work they’ve been doing is amazing. The core of the squad, the amount of success they have had.”Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur): “I think the period today at the club, at Tottenham, is so exciting.Of course it looks when you look backwards I think it’s like one life, like we are at Tottenham for 20 or 30 years, because it was so tough, the moments, and so intensive, the moments we shared together.But I think we’re in the middle of the [journey] and I don’t believe that it’s the end of something.”Where can you listen?You can listen to full live match commentary of Wolves vs Tottenham on talkSPORT. Click here for the live streamTeam newsFor Wolves, only Diogo Jota is unavailable with Espirito Santo unwilling to discuss the injury.Spurs will be without both Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama for the match, with the duo picking up thigh and knee injuries, respectively, this week.Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose also remain out as they rehab their injuries.Predicted line-upsWolverhampton Wanderers: Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny; Costa, A Traore, Jimenez.Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Davies, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Dembele, Winks, Eriksen, Son, Lucas, Kane. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? last_img read more

ATHLETICS: PATSY MCGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT

first_imgSaturday/ Sunday at Tullamore the national underage champs proved most successful for the young Valley brigade with at close of business sunday 11 athletes getting some 13 medals amongst that tally 2 national age group records to James Kelly as the young man from St Johnstone firstly nailed the shot in round 1 with 14.71m an improvement on the previous 13.91 indeed he had a second effort in excess of the 14m mark then before you could take a deep breath he was over to the javelin whacking out the spear to 36.42m which incidentally replaces the old mark held by Valleys Michael Gallagher at 34m plus . A seriously talented young man and the Kelly family now turn to next weekend to Ashford ,Kent where older brother John competes for Ireland schools in javelin and shot . Pressure what pressure .Brothers Fellan and Dalton Mc Guigan werent going to be left out of the limelight by the performance days earlier of older brother Dempsey in Barcelona as Saturday pm Dalton was a runaway winner of the 3k steeple at 9.47secs then midday Sunday Fellan heaved the hammer out to a pb of 66.05m to record a win and feels he has a longer throw come the aaa champs later even eyeing up Gary Halpins national age group record which stands at 67m plus.A gold medal late in the day for Jade Leeper in the discus at 31.49m surely a memorable  occassion for a girl that simply work and works winter and Summer such a joy to see it happening for her . Jack Mc Geehin cleared 1.55m a silver his reward and a boost for coach Niall . Aaron Mc Glynn coached by Peader Mc Granaghan has dug deep on many times in his short career but truly many thought he was gone Sunday but never ever discount his will to win defeat just isnt in his psyche winning coming off the bend with a blinding run by 4m to spare . Sean Mc donough from Drumquin P. S. came with his class to the local and primary school sports in May stood out with an impressive Ball Throw of 44m plus to win ,this event is of course the forerunner of the javelin as he climbs through the age divisions subsequently won Ulster and hammered the rest of Ireland Saturday with a 44.61m whizz the first ever Irish championship medal to come into that Co Tyrone village . Credit to Michael and Jesilda Penrose for involving the school and Mark for chasing up .Naoimh Mc Granaghan whose Dad Seamus was Team Leader on this weekend did not dissapoint with a hammer silver 31.13 a new event for the Castlefinn girl and then towards the close of proceddings Sunday a 28.15m javelin a silver to add to the total .Janine Boyle hit a 4.91m long jump bronze medal so deserved and no doubt brighter coloured medals will come her way such is her focus to the sport. Shaun Woods has had a busy season and it pretty much ended with a silver in the 400m under 19 timed at 51.10 secs while the remaining medal a silver came to Convoys Aine Kerr a pb of 4.40m close to the gold and as with all the listed medal winnners the common theme dedication attention to training and the desire to acheive .Just inches as it were from grasping a medal were Ian Brennan long jump,Janine Boyle 80m but has the 200m to come in a few weeks ,Pauric Harold 4.18m centimetres from a medal and unluckiest of all Oisin Mc Elhinney cleared 1.35 a height that brought a silver and bronze to other boys but 4th for Oisin a student at Gleneely n. s . Stark facts are that this season to date 21 young Finn Valley athletes have garnered national medals plus 14 further medals at under 20/23 plus one senior last weekend . Its a positive message but yes of course it can be improved . A big shout out to coachs ,parents etc who once again rallied roundTHis Wednesday a number of our seniors compete Antrim and there is a fast 5k course this year in Churchill 7.30 Friday evening while Tori and Patsy begin their Olympic journey this coming weekend also . What an exciting season it has been!  ATHLETICS: PATSY MCGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT was last modified: July 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: PATSY MCGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORTlast_img read more

ALMOST €11.6 MILLION ALLOCATED TO DONEGAL ROAD PROJECTS FOR 2013

first_imgDonegal has been allocated almost €11.6 million under the 2013 National Roads Allocation.The allocation is down almost 50% on last year, however when more than €20M was allocated.A number of major projects have been included in the allocation which was announced last night. The allocation has been welcomed by Labour Party Senator Jimmy Harte.“This is a substantial allocation and it will go some way towards the development and upkeep of the road network across Donegal,” said Senator Harte.Among the projects allocated funding are the Mountcharles to Inver Road – €2M, Letterkenny to Lifford Road, €300,000, Dungloe to Glenties Road – €580,000.Other projects allocated substantial amounts of funding include Kilmacrennan Traffic Management – €80,000 and Loughanure Pavement Repair Overlay – €280,000.  ALMOST €11.6 MILLION ALLOCATED TO DONEGAL ROAD PROJECTS FOR 2013 was last modified: January 22nd, 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:National Roads AllocationSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more