Kig’s double takes PNG U17 to OFC final

first_imgThe late goal at extra time was scored by Robertlynn Kig who also scored PNG’s first goal.PNG was the first to score when Kig floated home a free kick into the top corner of the goal and found the net four minutes into the game.New Caledonia struggled to escape PNG’s defensive half but couldn’t get past the strong backline as they attempted to score on several occasions.Our girls pushed through the first half to hold a 1-0 lead over New Caledonia at halftime.New Caledonia almost equalised off a corner four minutes into the second half but the header was saved by PNG goalkeeper Faith Kasiray.New Caledonia took the chance after being awarded a penalty 84 minutes into the game to equalise the score 1-1 slotted into the net by Jackie Pahoa.The pressure was on as both teams needed to score to win. At fulltime, the score was locked at 1-1, which forced the game into extra time.PNG took out victory after Robertlynn Kig blasted home the free kick off the crossbar and PNG took the lead 2-1 at three minutes into extra time.PNG will take on New Zealand in the grand final this Saturday following the Kiwi’s win over Fiji 11-0 in the first match today.The winner will have direct qualification to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup at Jordan from 30 September to 21 October.last_img read more

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REVEALED: SHOPLIFTING GANGS ON DONEGAL THEFT SPREE

first_imgORGANISED gangs of shoplifters have targeted County Donegal.Business owners and their staff are being warned that the criminal gangs arrived in the county earlier this week.Most of them are in Letterkenny and have swarmed on businesses in the busy retail park area of the town in recent days. Gardai have made a number of arrests and recovered goods for shop owners.However we understand this is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and more members of the gang – which is from outside Donegal – will be ‘operating’ again in Letterkenny today.“They are swarming around the place,” said one local business owner who contacted Donegal Daily.“I would advise my colleagues and their staff to be extremely cautious over the weekend and again next week. “Staff need to be more alert.”He said shoplifting in the town is ‘fairly rare’ but that it has ‘mushroomed in the past few days.’The business owner added: “I just wanted to make sure that business owners are aware that this is happening. I know most of them are up to speed already and some items have been recovered and arrests made.”The alert comes just 48 hours after a warning that members of the same gang are pickpocketing shoppers in the town. REVEALED: SHOPLIFTING GANGS ON DONEGAL THEFT SPREE was last modified: August 10th, 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:crime warningDonegal DailyDonegal Newsletterkennyshoplifterslast_img read more

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Mayor launches ambitious plan to create up to 400 jobs in Donegal

first_imgThe Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Gerry McMonagle, has said he believes ambitious plans by Local Enterprise Office Donegal to help create 400 new jobs in the county between now and 2020, will receive widespread backing from the council.His comments came yesterday when the Cathaoirleach formally launched the Local Enterprise Office Development Plan 2017-2020 in the Public Services Centre in Letterkenny.“As Cathaoirleach of the council I’m sure my fellow councillors will agree it is important for Donegal to have a strong and sustainable economy with a focus on employment creation and on accessing external markets. I am therefore in no doubt that all council members will be only too glad to fully support the Local Enterprise Office as it seeks to execute the aims and aspirations of the plan over the coming years.”At Tuesday’s launch, Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney said that the vision in the plan is to make Donegal an attractive and competitive location for setting up and doing business, thereby creating a sustainable economy with a strong focus on employment and international markets.“To achieve this vision, the mission for the Local Enterprise Office is to provide high quality supports and services that promotes entrepreneurship, fosters start-ups and drives the development of businesses and our local economy,” he said.The Head of Enterprise went on to describe the actions, targets, outcomes and outputs of the plan as “ambitious yet achievable.” “The Local Enterprise Office working in particular with local businesses and stakeholders can achieve many, if not all of these, but that will only enable us move a small way towards achieving the vision.”He pointed to the need for ‘collective engagement’ as: “a vital ingredient in making the delivery of the aims and objectives of the plan a reality.”Meanwhile, describing the plan as ‘forward-thinking’ Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive, Seamus Neely, said it demonstrates the increasingly important role the Local Enterprise Office will play in the direction and delivery of economic development in the county.“The plan looks ahead towards potential challenges, and by doing so affords the Local Enterprise Office the opportunity to formulate strategies to assist local businesses in the county address these challenges.”However he added that more importantly, the plan identifies opportunities for Donegal. “It not only pinpoints key areas for enterprise opportunity, but also outlines that cross-agency co-operation is the key towards driving enterprise creation in these sectors.The co-operation and support of the other enterprise agencies and the integrated support of the wider Donegal County Council, will play a vital role in helping it foster and develop the spirit of entrepreneurship that is the backbone of the economy in the county,” he said.Tuesday’s launch had also heard from successful local business Kinnegar Brewing, with Rick LeVert in attendance to tell the Kinnegar story and how they availed of a range of Local Enterprise Office supports and services as the business grew and developed.The Mayor described the Kinnegar success story as just one example of how help from the Local Enterprise Office can help business grow and proper in the county. “Judging on it’s track record of excellence I have no doubt that the Local Enterprise Office will continue to work with local businesses, key stakeholders and enterprise support organisations to make Donegal an attractive and competitive location for setting up and doing business,” he concluded.To find out more about the range of supports and services on offer to small businesses at the Local Enterprise Office log on to the website localenterprise.ie/Donegal or contact the office on 0749160735Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.Mayor launches ambitious plan to create up to 400 jobs in Donegal was last modified: November 10th, 2017 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:donegalEnterprisejobsLEOplanlast_img read more

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