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first_imgNaggo Head United continue Run/Walk todayThe second edition of the Knox 40th anniversary 7K Run/Walk will take place today at its Cobbla campus in Manchester.The inaugural race took place last year, when it initiated institution’s 40th anniversary celebrations. This year’s event will take both runners and walkers through the community of Cobbla and a small section of Spaldings. The presentations will take place on the Knox campus.The event is organised in three age categories: Nineteen and Under, 20-39 and over 40. There are different admission charges for students with identification, individuals and groups and registration can be completed before the start of the race.MFA/Howie Chin Prep School leagues onThe sixth season of the Howie Chin/Manchester Football Association (MFA) Preparatory Schools competition is underway. The competition, which is a memorial for the former MFA executive and noted Mandeville businessman Howie Chin, has both a boys’ league and girl’s league. Ten schools are contesting the boys’ competition and five are in the girl’s league.Six matches were played in the opening round, which was hosted at the Belair High School ground. Two matches were played in the girls division.The opening game saw Mount St Joseph defeat Emmanuel Prep 3-0, with Dania Lee Wint scoring twice, while in the second game, Destiny Black’s lone strike gave Knox Prep a 1-0 win over Belair.The opening boys’ game produced the first hat-trick, as multiple scorer Damani Mattis led Knox to a 4-0 win over Hillcrest. In the other boys’ game, Brian Barnes scored twice to lead Mount St Joseph to a 4-0 win over West Indies College Prep.Peter Bunting winning streakWater House United, the mid-season champions, continued their rich vein of form as they chalked up yet another victory, this time a 30-point win (300-270) over Bull Bay United in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League last Sunday.Veteran club Caribbean Classic were also in good form, as they easily defeated Mechanical Strikers 300-251In other games, Spit Fyah trampled Giants 300-281, Jade Strikers upset Braeton All Stars 300-282, Soursop Tree humbled Highlight Strikers 300-290, Right Stuff turned back Exceptional 300-270, Naggo Head beat Vintage Pub 300-282 and International stopped Small Axe 300-279.Cumberland leads MP Colin Fagan Domino LeagueCumberland have amassed 21 points to lead the South East St Catherine Inter-Constituency Domino Tournament that is sponsored by Member of Parliament, Colin Fagan.Unfortunately, Cumberland weren’t able to add to their tally last weekend as their hot battle with Passagefort United ended abruptly with the scores locked at 248-all, due to a dispute.The disciplinary committee will rule on this game.In other games, Garveymeade beat Westmeade Rising Stars 250-238 and Ken’s Wildflower whipped Rising Sun 250-208. The league continues tomorrow. Matches are (home teams named first): Passagefort United vs Ken’s Wildflower, Cumberland vs Waterford and Rising Sun vs Westmeade Rising Stars.MFA season kicks offThe 2016-17 season of the Manchester Football Association (MFA) kicked off on Thursday with the start of the Brumalia House knock-out competition.Sponsorship of the competition is significant as Brumalia House are the longest serving sponsor at this time for the MFA, as it nears two decades of continuous sponsorship.The first match fittingly featured defending champions Ricam Academy at their Greenvale home against new entrants, Technical Strikers.The game was won by Ricam Academy 3-0, with Michael Hamilton grabbing the spotlight by scoring two goals, including the first goal of the season in the sixth minute from a superbly taken free-kick. Kemar Ricketts then scored Ricam’s second goal in the 34th minute as they enjoyed a 2-0 half-time advantage.Hamilton would return to make the game safe with his second strike in the 58th minute, as Ricam advanced to the second round.Knox CC 7Kcenter_img steamroll Waterford in INSPORTS netballNaggo Head Primary got off to a hot start as they steamrolled Waterford Primary 20-7 as the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Schools Netball League tipped off with a dress parade and opening matches at Waterford Primary on Wednesday.Naggo Head were led by Quayecian Davis, who scored 12 goals, while her shooting partner, Kelliese Roberts, netted eight. Laynika Lyn scored all seven goals for Waterford.In the feature match, defending champions Portsmouth had to stave off a strong challenge from Gregory Park, before prevailing 9-7. Portsmouth led 4-3 at half-time.Waterhouse football roundupGeorges Valley (15 points), Blue Mountain (13) and Old England (12) headline the pack of teams trying to make it as divisional finalists in the Peter Bunting Community Football League. Porus (11) and Inverness (nine) are also in contention.In last week’s matches, Georges Valley stayed unbeaten and grabbed the spotlight, whipping Mandeville Police 5-0. The top of the table clash in the Bellefield Division, featuring Blue Mountain and Porus, ended 1-1.Other notable winners were Kendal, who outscored Comfort 4-2 in the Royal Flat Division and Coffee Grove, who edged Bombay 2-1 in the Bellefield Division.Tie produces drama in Mandeville shootClub master Orville Henriques, fresh from his fair performance in the United States Nationals the previous week, again proved too much for his Mandeville-based club rivals to finish on top at last weekend’s monthly match at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club, the 10th major contest of the year.However, it was the percentage tie between four shooters in the top five which produced the drama in a shoot that took place in rainy conditions.First Ellsworth Dixon and Thomas Jones produced identical percentages of 83 for second and third, respectively, among the club’s shooters. Dixon was given the edge when they were broken to micro digits.Owen Campbell and Evan Grant then had to be separated for fourth and fifth, respectively, after both produced 71 per cent. Campbell secured the edge when the scores were separated by decimal points.Only two major matches are left to complete what has been an extraordinary year at the Lincoln based range.last_img read more

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Mitchell, Gobert lead Jazz over Suns for 8th straight win

first_imgBlazers foil LeBron, Cavs’ late run to stretch streak to 11 wins Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism The Suns’ body language showed frustration and it boiled over as the Jazz took firm control of the game.With Utah leading 69-50 in the third quarter, Rubio was headed full speed on a fast break when Jared Dudley body-blocked him to the floor, starting a scrum in front of the Suns bench. Dudley got a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected, along with Marquese Chriss for pushing Rubio back down after Dudley’s shove. Ingles and Mitchell were assessed technical fouls.“I could understand why Marquese got ejected. That’s the only one though,” Phoenix coach Jay Triano said. “If you’re going to eject anybody else, Ingles ran in to instigate as much as anybody else did. And Mitchell. They were in there escalating rather than diffusing more than anybody. I don’t think there was a foul enough to warrant a flagrant 2.”Ingles and Mitchell disagreed, saying they just backing up their point guard.“There is a camaraderie and a sense of brotherhood and they defend each other,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said of his team.ADVERTISEMENT Jazz: Host the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Mitchell scored 23 points to lead the Jazz to a 116-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, their eighth consecutive victory.“We have a group of guys here that put the team first and we all care about winning and defending,” said Rudy Gobert, who had 21 points and 13 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJoe Ingles scored 17 points, including four 3-pointers, and Jae Crowder added 12 for the Jazz, who have won 20 of their last 22 games.T.J. Warren paced Phoenix with 19 points while Josh Jackson had 17 and Devin Booker added 12. The Suns have lost seven in a row. LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rubio had 12 points and 11 assists, and Dante Exum made his first appearance of the season for the Jazz and finished with 10 points.With 1:16 left in the first quarter, Exum entered to a loud ovation after a long rehabilitation from shoulder surgery in October.Because of Gobert’s presence, the Suns took a number of twisting high-arcing floaters and often cut short drives to the baskets. The Suns also committed 22 turnovers while struggling to get clean looks.“(Gobert) definitely bothers a lot of shots around the basket,” Jackson said. “It’s definitely tougher when he’s out there on the floor.”Spurred by Mitchell’s two dunks and a 3-pointer in the final two minutes, the Jazz opened a 56-43 lead at halftime after trailing early in the second quarter.TIP-INSSuns: Booker, who injured his right hand during practice Wednesday, was a game-time decision and couldn’t find much success against the Jazz. Facing a variety of defenders, Booker shot 3 for 18 and had four turnovers. … Starters Dragan Bender and Alex Len both went scoreless in the first half.Jazz: Crowder has led the Jazz bench in scoring in 12 of the 14 games since coming over from Cleveland in a trade. … Utah ranks second in scoring defense and improved to 27-5 when holding opponents under the century mark.THE EXUM FACTOROft-injured point guard Dante Exum, who has played in just 149 games since he was drafted fifth in 2014, was cleared to play for the first time this season. “He made a choice that he was going to attack it. There’s been a determination … not just to rehabilitate his shoulder, but also to stay connected mentally and stay a part of the group is something that he’s (done). It would be easy to disconnect and become detached and wallow in your misery and he just didn’t do that,” Snyder said.SCHOOL IN SESSIONUtah led by 20 in the fourth but Snyder was still coaching. While Mitchell celebrated an alley-oop to Gobert, Snyder called a timeout and charged out to mid-court to correct Mitchell’s positioning a couple plays earlier. “He wants me to understand matchups and situations,” the rookie said. “It’s all part of the learning process … for a coach to come out and talk to a player like that and help me out was huge.” Mitchell wasn’t embarrassed by being singled out.UP NEXTSuns: Host the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Phoenix Suns interim coach Jay Triano, right, grabs Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) as he goes after Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (0) after Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) was shoved to the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Suns’ Jared Dudley and Chriss were ejected. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — When Ricky Rubio was shoved to the floor twice, it didn’t take long for the rest of his Utah Jazz teammates to come to his defense.“On this team, we all love each other, so that makes it easy to stick up for each other,” rookie Donovan Mitchell said.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverylast_img read more

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“Demand your rights” – Minister Harmon tells Kildonan residents

first_imgResidents of Kildonan, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and its surrounding communities were on Tuesday urged by Minister of State Joseph Harmon to hold public officials inclusive of those in Regional and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (RDC/NDCs) accountable, as he noted that they have been placed there to serve the citizens. He reiterated that they must therefore demand that their interests and those of the community are addressed.The Minister, while speaking at a community meeting held at the Kildonan Community Centre Ground, addressed the concerns that were raised by residents as it relates to poor utility services that are being offered.The Minister called on residents to hold their regional officials accountable just as they do Central Government and admonished the regional leaders to work toMinister of State Joseph Harmon during his address to residentsensure the interests of their constituents are properly represented.“You have to put pressure on these people, on the NDC, on the RDC because when funds are allocated, it is for them to provide a service for you citizens. If you know money has been allocated in the budget for works in your community and you do not see anything happening, there is a provision in the clause of NDCs, which states that you can go and petition the NDC,” he said to the residents.His advice to the regional officials was, “Community leaders must face the community. If you cannot talk to your people and do things for them then they will not respect you or listen to you. You have to see people and see what they need,” he said.During the meeting, Marvin Duncan, a resident who lost his home recently to a fire, was informed by Minister Harmon that 10 tonnes of sand as well as 500 concrete blocks will be provided to aid his rebuilding efforts.Hazrat Hussain, also a resident of the region, noted that the residents of East Bank Berbice are happy and grateful for the works that have been taking place in that area, particularly the road works.The Public Infrastructure Ministry has undertaken the $1.2 billion project, which will see the construction of a five kilometres roadway from Overwinning to Everton, equipped with new features aimed at bolstering road safety. The road, which was deplorable in the dry weather, is now impassable in the rainy season.last_img read more

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NEBC Bantam Trackers to compete in Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament

first_imgDepending on how well they perform early on, the Trackers will have a chance in playing through the semi-finals and finals, possibly earning the Tournament Title.Advertisement Following game two, on January 3, the Trackers will be taking on the Prairie Storm for their third game of the Tournament. To start off the Tournament, on January 1, the Trackers will be taking on the Yale Lions. The 52nd Annual Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament runs from January 1 to January 5, 2020, in Kamloops. – Advertisement -Then on January 2, the Trackers will be facing the North Zone Kings for game two of the Tournament. For the Tournament, the Trackers will be participating in Pool A of the Tier One Division which will include playing against the Prairie Storm, the North Zone Kings, and the Yale Lions. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Bantam Trackers will be headed to Kamloops, from January 1 to the 5, for the 52nd Annual Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament.last_img read more

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Gas Tax doubled for Fort St. John

first_img[asset|aid=1204|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=15b835948429375630a228920606dd16-Tax Hill 1_1_Pub.mp3]He says there will be numerous jobs created as a result of the announcement.Hill says the money will be invested three months early to help overcome the ailing economy.[asset|aid=1205|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=15b835948429375630a228920606dd16-Tax Hill 2_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Photo: Left to right: Prince George-Peace River MP Jay Hill, Mayor Bruce Lantz and Senator Richard Neufeld announced a doubled Gas Tax for Fort St. John – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caFort St. John will be receiving a doubled Gas Tax, three months early this year. – Advertisement -The announcement was made on Wednesday by Price George-Peace River MP Jay Hill, Senator Richard Neufeld and Mayor Bruce Lantz.That means the City will see just over 745 thousand dollars, compared to about 372 thousand dollars last year.Mayor Bruce Lantz says he will discuss the money with council members first, before announcing the projects it will be used for.Meanwhile, Mr. Hill says the money can be used for any local infrastructure projects.Advertisement Hill says infrastructure money is used generally to upgrade older buildings or roads, instead of completing newer buildings like the Enerplex.last_img read more

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Spain dealt a ‘slap of reality’ by ruthless England

first_img0Shares0000Harry Kane set up two of England’s three goals against Spain on Monday. © AFP / CRISTINA QUICLERSEVILLE, Spain, Oct 16 – Luis Enrique had said he was ready for the criticism and it fired from all angles after Spain were beaten by England on Monday for their first competitive defeat at home in 15 years.Three wins out of three and 12 goals scored had launched Spain into a new era of optimism after their miserable World Cup last summer. But La Roja were dealt a reality check, losing 3-2, as England ran riot during a whirlwind first half in Seville.Paco Alcacer’s header, and a Sergio Ramos goal with the last touch of the game, reduced the glare of the score but there was no doubting England were deserving winners.Raheem Sterling’s double and a smart finish from Marcus Rashford made sure of that.“Suddenly the Spain that seemed to be afloat again in this muddled League of Nations collapsed with a crash and without remedy,” wrote El Pais on Tuesday. “Spain has taken a slap of reality,” said Marca.This is the same team that looked rejuvenated after victories over England, Croatia and Wales but one defeat, at home, has quickly altered the perspective.“When we put six past Croatia nobody told us we gave too many passes,” Dani Ceballos said.Harry Kane set up two of England’s goals, the second for Rashford after a brilliant piece of hold-up play left Ramos and Nacho scrambling. Kane made a strong impression.“Kane threw overboard all the illusions of La Roja and brought into question the foundations on which Luis Enrique’s project is based,” wrote Diario Sport.Mundo Deportivo described Kane as “masterly” while Marca carried a poll on its website, asking: “How much would you pay for Harry Kane?” More than half answered 150 to 200 million euros.There was praise too for Sterling and Rashford, “the hares of Southgate”, according to AS. Contrasting England’s pace to Spain’s possession game, Mundo wrote: “The English do not get tangled up. They move like rockets.”The admiration of Kane, in particular, perhaps stems from envy too. Diego Costa was injured and absent in Seville but his style has never chimed with the Spanish national team, while Iago Aspas, Rodrigo and Alvaro Morata are yet to claim the position as their own.“There is no country in Europe with so many difficulties at centre forward than Spain,” El Pais wrote. “The sudden popularity of Paco Alcacer is explained by his recent and explosive goal production, but he will hardly solve the mystery.”In defence, Ramos’ poor start to the season continued, his place arguably secured more by a lack of compelling alternatives than his own form.“A symbol of the disaster,” wrote AS. “He was chaotic all night.”Others laid the blame with the midfield where Sergio Busquets was caught out of position as England tore forward for Sterling’s first goal. Saul Niguez, so impressive in Spain’s 2-1 win at Wembley last month, was quiet.“Busquets was making mistakes that were unusual for him,” Marca said. “It is impossible to prove but the first half was perhaps his worst in the red shirt.”England will hope this victory, their first against a World Cup winner since they beat Argentina in 2002, will prove a springboard for their young team. It did not go unnoticed across Europe.“England were ruthless,” Italy’s La Gazetta wrote. “It was an unrecognisable Spain, harmless up front, disconnected with Busquets and Saul in midfield, and disastrous at the back.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GORTAHORK WOMAN TO STAND FOR GREEN PARTY IN DONEGAL

first_imgGreen Party election candidate Paula Flanagan.The Green Party has announced that Paula Flanagan from Gortahork will be standing as their candidate in Donegal for the upcoming General Election.Paula who is originally from Fermanagh, has lived with her partner Jim in Gortahork since 2001 and has family links in Bundoran and Ballyshannon.She has worked as a community and peace worker on both sides of the border for over 20 years, working particularly with women and young people.“There are two reasons I decided to stand in this General Election. The first is as a woman I do not feel equally represented in the Dáil, while the second is the need for a green voice representing Donegal in the next Dáil.” Highlighting the need for more female representation, Paula said there is little doubt that women have been disproportionately affected by this Government’s present policies and measures.“I have seen this first hand with the groups that I have worked with as a development worker. I also feel there is an opportunity to truly honour 1916 by having more female voices represented in Government as a testament to the vital role women had in creating our democratic history.”On how the Green Party could make a difference to the lives of people in Donegal Paula explained “At the heart of green politics is social justice but it is now painfully obvious that the floods devastating communities across the country are a sad reflection of the short sighted economic and political gains promoted by the present Government. With support from Green Party policies, Donegal is well placed to be an innovation hub for job creation within the energy, tourism and agriculture sectors, while ensuring that those who may not always be heard such as young people and women will be recognised.”By voting for Paula in 2016, the Green Party says Donegal constituents will have a strong female and green voice representing them in the Dáil that focuses on having a positive sustainable future for the county. GORTAHORK WOMAN TO STAND FOR GREEN PARTY IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 8th, 2016 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:CandidatedonegalGreen PartyPaula Flanaganlast_img read more

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BIN LORRY DRIVER WEEPS AS HE IS CLEARED OF DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH OF TODDLER

first_imgBin lorry driver Alex McDaidA LORRY driver charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of a three-year-old boy wept in court today as he was found not guilty by a jury.Alex McDaid, (pictured right) had been accused of killing Patrick McDonagh by dangerous driving in Letterkenny in February 2012. The three year old was killed when the 34 ft lorry reversed over him when he was chasing a ball at Ballymacool, Letterkenny.Mr McDaid, 60, a father-of-five, had told the two-day trial he didn’t know there was anything wrong until he heard screaming and then saw a woman running down the road with a child in her arms.Mr McDaid, a driver with Ferry Refuse Company for 12 years, pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing death on February 16th, 2010 but pleaded guilty to not holding a valid driving license.The jury took just an hour to find him not guilty on the dangerous driving allegations.He had pleaded guilty to failing to have an up to date driving license.His lawyer told the court that Mr McDaid had not driven since.“He has lived with this every day of his life,” said defence counsel Christopher Meehan.Judge John O’Hagan fined Mr McDaid €100 for failing to have the up to date license.He told the jury that this had been ‘an extremely emotional case’ and discharged them from jury service for a period of five years.BIN LORRY DRIVER WEEPS AS HE IS CLEARED OF DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH OF TODDLER was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 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

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WIN FREE DES BISHOP TICKETS FOR HIS NEW SHOW

first_imgDes Bishop is back in Donegal, he likes to bang the drums, and he’s not afraid to show it.The thinking woman’s comic crumpet (he gave us the tickets if we said that) is to play An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny for one night only on July 6th.Combining his love of hip hop, strong jokes, audience participation and a newfound passion for drumming, Des has fun with wordplay in his brand new stand-up show. ‘It’s going to be a bit silly, a bit musical, a bit improvised’ says Des.‘The title comes from being given an electronic drum kit as a gift recently. I started messing around with it and ended up behind a set on stage. It went really well, so I’ve put together a comedy show with a bit of rhythm in it.’Bishop’s famously warm, honest presenting style and restless imagination will be in evidence again, most recently seen in the worldwide success of his previous live show, My Dad Was Nearly James Bond. He has since released a book of the same name inspired by his experiences and RTE aired a TV documentary on the subject.Other TV series include The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006) and the award winning comedy documentary series In the Name of the Fada (2008), as well as four stand-up DVDs. If you would like to win the tickets then simply tell us – “What country was Des Bishop born in?’ Email us your answer to info@donegaldaily.com. Include your name, address and phone number and we’ll contact the winner.All usual competition rules apply.WIN FREE DES BISHOP TICKETS FOR HIS NEW SHOW was last modified: June 19th, 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:AN GRIANAN. LETTERKENNYDES BISHOPlast_img read more

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ORGANISERS HOPING FOR LARGE TURN-OUT FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY RNLI CHARITY SWIM

first_imgSupporters of the RNLI Lifeboats on Mountcharles Pier for the annual New Year’s Day 2013 SwimThe annual RNLI New Years Day Swim takes place this Wednesday at Mountcharles Pier (weather permitting ) at 3.30pm.Donegal Town RNLI spokesman Paul O Sullivan said: “We’re dependent on the tide but we’ve a mid afternoon start on Wednesday so we’re hoping for a big turnout.“The event has become very popular and even if you don’t want to take the plunge, we’d be delighted to see you. It’s mighty craic and we’ll have hot punch for afters. But more importantly, it raises much needed funds for the three Donegal based Lifeboat Stations at Bundoran, Arranmore and Lough Swilly ( Buncrana) who between them alone saved 68 lives in 2012.” There are 56 Lifeboats around the island of Ireland and 95% of all RNLI activity is voluntary. The RNLI is an All Ireland and UK organisation founded in 1824. In 1922, the newly formed Irish State Government specifically asked the RNLI to remain in Ireland and continue its’ good work”. 189 years the RNLI is still here and look forwarded to saving more lives in 2014. The RNLI saved 1,041 lives around Ireland in 2012.John Darch , Chairman of the Donegal Town RNLI told DD ” The RNLI continues to enjoy extraordinary support from the public in general. Our 56 Lifeboats are crewed by 3,000 voluntary people who often out their own lives on the line to save others. Nationally our boats were launched 939 times in 2012 saving 1041 lives. That’s a lot of happy families this Christmas.” ORGANISERS HOPING FOR LARGE TURN-OUT FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY RNLI CHARITY SWIM was last modified: December 30th, 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:annual swimDonegal TownMOUNTCHARLESRNLIlast_img read more

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