AG’s Chambers ordered to produce $54M in missing diamonds

first_imgJustice Fidela Corbin-Lincoln has given the Attorney General’s Chambers two weeks to locate some $54 million in missing diamonds, which vanished from Police hands sometime after a 1994 robbery investigation.Former Police Commissioner Floyd McDonaldAt a hearing before this High Court Judge on Monday, lawyers for the AG’s Chambers claimed being unable to contact several Police officers connected to the probe. This revelation comes in the wake of retired Police Commissioner Floyd McDonald breaking his silence by denying that he had handled the missing diamonds.The case has garnered increased attention following the AG publishing notices in the press calling for several Police ranks to make contact with his chambers. Some of those called for are now elderly men.The matter stems from a civil suit that businessman Ronald Khan brought against the State in 2011, seeking to recoup his uncut diamonds that went missing.In court documents seen by this publication, the Statement of Claim contends that Khan’s Ewang Creek Mining Camp in Region Eight was robbed of the diamonds in 1994. However, the precious merchandise was recovered by Guyana Police Force ranks and taken to the Mahdia Police Station, where it was inspected and the quantity was verified. The stones where then transported to Police in “E” and “F” Division.Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe suit also indicated that Khan was disallowed from having the property returned to him, which he says was his “at all material times.”“The plaintiff was informed that the said diamonds were required as exhibits in the criminal trial of the persons charged with the armed robbery of the plaintiff’s camp. Despite the passage of several years, the Guyana Police Force was unable to conclude the prosecution of the alleged defendants, as some have [sic] escaped and others (have) subsequently died,” an excerpt of the writ highlighted.According to court documents, Khan even wrote the late Police Commissioner Henry Greene in 2010, requesting the return of his diamonds. The businessman said that while his letter was acknowledged, he failed to have his property returned.As the matter continued at the High Court on Monday, Justice Corbin-Lincoln told both sides that the case will not be dragging on, and she gave Joan Edghill-Stuart of the Attorney General’s Chambers until May 22 to update the court on the status of the criminal case involving the 1994 robbery, and to locate the missing diamonds.Edghill-Stuart has, however, stressed that the AG has been unable to contact various parties involved in the case. She even noted that their names have been published in official notices in the daily newspapers. Earlier in the day’s proceedings, this attorney had told the court that she is not in receipt of information pertaining to the status of the criminal matter or the diamonds.This revelation prompted the Judge to query the merit of ascertaining this information. In response, Kezia Williams, a lawyer who appeared in the place of Khan’s attorney, Nigel Hughes, told Justice Corbin-Lincoln that the plaintiff is willing to settle once the State returns his diamonds. Nevertheless, he is seeking in excess of $100,000 in damages, interests and court costs.In the notices published in the daily newspapers, former Police Commissioner Floyd McDonald, who served as Crime Chief in 1994, was named, but on Sunday he responded to an article in the State newspaper, denying he had ever received, seen, examined, or sent to examine, any diamonds in relation to Ronald Khan.McDonald, who retired in 2004, was also quoted as saying that he was not in the Force when the diamonds supposedly went missing. Also, that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters did not keep exhibits. His disclosure contradicts claims that diamonds were handed over to him after inspection by a diamond dealer.Aside from McDonald, those whom the AG asked to make urgent contact are: Harley Davidson, Deputy Crime Chief; Eon Sandy, who had been stationed at the Supreme Criminal Court’s Police Outpost; and Alwyn Wilson, who was stationed at then ‘E’ and ‘F’ Division headquarters at Eve Leary.Notices were also sent out for Terrence Semple, who was last stationed at Mahdia Police Station; Courtney Ramsey and Desmond Leitch, both last stationed at the CID; Constable Fraser (Reg Number: 10881), and ex-Detective Sergeant Carl Wilson (Reg Number: 7797).last_img read more

Slush-fund shame

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEMBERS of the U.S. Congress made a lot of noise while they eagerly adopted tighter rules over lobbyist gifts last month. Yes, it would sting to stop taking all the gifts and entertainment that lobbyists lavish upon them. But it was only right to clean up politics in a time of shamed lawmakers such as Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who was so thoroughly compromised by lobbyist graft that he lost his job and went to jail. Or at least it was right to seem as though the pols were cleaning up politics. But it took them almost no time to get around tighter laws by creating slush funds, paid for by lobbyists, that buy them the same perks. It’s hard to say what’s worse: that politicians were revealed as just as corrupt as suspected, or that they thought the public might not notice.last_img read more

The Premier League transfer SPENDING table updated – Who is number one now?

first_imgTottenham Hotspur currently sit on top of the Premier League table after two games, but how would it look according to TRANSFER EXPENDITURE?Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United have once again all spent big, but who is number one?It has been another summer of eye-watering amounts spent by Premier League clubs on players, with an estimated figure of around £700m lavished on new talent – a figure that is expected to rise even more by the time the window closes at the end of the month.Money talks in football and talkSPORT has ranked the clubs in order of NET SPEND to calculate the true figure of their investments.Click the arrow to see who is the biggest spender in the Premier League.All figures from, correct up to and including 26 August 2014. 15. Stoke City – £2.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £4m; Received: £1.5m) – Click the arrow for more – Mark Hughes is another manager to take advantage of the free transfer list, but his most eyebrow-raising acquisition has been Bojan Krkic of Barcelona. 20 16. Tottenham Hotspur – £2m NET SPEND (Spent: £22.5m; Received: £20.5m) – Following their expensive summer in 2013, this year was always going to be quiet in comparison for Spurs. However, they have made some acquisitions, recruiting four players including young defender Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon. 9. Newcastle United – £16m NET SPEND (Spent: £29m; Received: £13m) – Click the arrow for more – Another team to have bought smart have been Newcastle. The signing of Jack Colback on a free transfer could prove to be a stroke of genius, while the capture of Emmanuel Riviere looks to be an excellent piece of business at around £8.8m. 20 19. Chelsea – £2m PROFIT (Spent: £82m; Received: £84m) – Click the arrow for more – The Blues have once again been one of the biggest spenders, but they have arguably been the smartest, recruiting some of the most recognisable faces in European football. The biggest arrivals have been Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, while the club also bid farewell to David Luiz who joined Paris Saint-Germain and Romelu Lukaku who joined Everton. 20 20. Southampton – £46m PROFIT (Spent: £50m; Received: £96m) – Click the arrow for more – It has been a difficult summer for Southampton. The Saints have seen their ranks plundered by Premier League sides, with five first team players sold for sizable amounts, but that hasn’t stopped boss Ronald Koeman spending, with the Dutchman having lavished a calculated £50m on five arrivals. 20 20 6. West Ham – £23.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £23.5m; Received: £0m) – Click the arrow for more – Despite the consternation over Sam Allardyce’s position as manager, the Hammers have certainly given him money to spend this summer. 20 20 5. Manchester City – £30m NET SPEND (Spent: £54m; Received: £24m) – Click the arrow for more – Financial restrictions looked to be limiting Man City’s movements in the transfer market, but the sale of Jack Rodwell and Javi Garcia ensured the reigning champions were able to splash out a reported £32m (rising to £34m) on Eliaquim Mangala. 20 8. QPR – £17.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £21m; Received: £3.5m) – Click the arrow for more – QPR chairman Tony Fernandes insists he has learned valuable lessons from the Rs’ last foray into the top flight and as such has taken a more pragmatic approach to transfers this time around. The free transfer of Rio Ferdinand has impressed most, but the club have splashed a sizable sum on the recruitment of Steven Caulker, Jordon Mutch and Leroy Fer. 20 20 20 2. Liverpool – £55m NET SPEND (Spent: £130m; Received: £75m) – Click the arrow for more – The Merseysiders have dominated the transfer window for most of the summer, with boss Brendan Rodgers making no fewer than eight signings (although Divock Origi has returned to Lille on loan). The club have seen a number of big name arrivals following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, the latest of whom has been Mario Balotelli from AC Milan. 20 20 14. Burnley – £4.25m NET SPEND (Spent: £4.25m; Received: £0m) – Click the arrow for more – It has been a case of make do and mend for Burnley who are embarking on their return to the top flight. Boss Sean Dyche has brought in six players, three of whom were out of contract, with the most expensive being the arrival of Lukas Jutkiewicz for a reported £2.25m. 20 20 11. Leicester City – £8.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £8.5m; Received: £0m) – Click the arrow for more – The Premier League new boys may not have the endless resources the rest of the top-flight boasts, but they have spent when necessary. The Foxes biggest signing has been Leonardo Ulloa from Brighton. 20 20 7. Hull City – £19.75m NET SPEND (Spent: £19.75m; Received: £0m) – Click the arrow for more – Steve Bruce has made it clear he wants Hull City to progress this season, and he’s ensured they have the perfect opportunity to by securing five players, including the permanent signing of Jake Livermore and the signings of Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince. 20 4. Everton – £32m NET SPEND (Spent: £32m; Received: £0m) – Click the arrow for more – Everton’s lack of sizable funds is something that has hindered the club for a number of years, but those days look to be behind them. The Toffees sanctioned a gigantic £28m move for Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, to add to the free transfer for Gareth Barry and the signing of Muhamed Besic. 13. Aston Villa – £7.2m NET SPEND (Spent: £7.5m; Received: £0.3m) – Click the arrow for more – The uncertainty surrounding the future of Aston Villa has naturally had a knock on effect to the club’s summer spending. Manager Paul Lambert has been restricted in recruiting players, the most expensive being Carlos Sanchez from Elche for around £5m. 18. Swansea City – £2m PROFIT (Spent: £23m; Received: £25m) – Click the arrow for more – The Swans have been particularly busy this summer – bringing in seven players and shedding their squad of nine. The biggest signing for boss Garry Monk has been that of Gylfi Sigurdsson, while he has seen both Michel Vorm and Ben Davies move to Tottenham. 20 10. West Brom – £11.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £11.5m; Received: £0m) – Click the arrow for more – West Brom have taken full advantage of the free transfer list, bringing in three out of contract players, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t spent money. The Baggies have paid a reported £11.5m on players, with the most expensive being Dynamo Kiev’s Brown Ideye. 3. Arsenal – £47.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £66m; Received: £18.5m) – Click the arrow for more – In a complete contrast to last summer, the Gunners have been busy this year, recruiting no fewer than four first team players – the pick of the bunch being Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, who arrived for an estimated £35m. They have also been willing to let players go, with Thomas Vermaelen the most high-profile departure for a reported £15m. 17. Crystal Palace – £1m NET SPEND (Spent: £2.5m; Received: £1.5m) – Click the arrow for more – Crystal Palace have quickly gone from having a promising season to a team in flux following the departure of Tony Pulis. The club have spent just £2.5m on players, with former Liverpool defender Martin Kelly their costliest acquisition. 1. Manchester United – £126.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £135m; Received: £8.5m) – The future of Man United initially looked bright under Louis van Gaal, but his apparent squad limitations have forced the Dutchman to spend an eye-watering £135m on players so far, with that figure expected to rise further. The signings of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw have been followed by the arrivals of Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria – the latter for a reported £60m. 12. Sunderland – £7.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £15m; Received: £7.5m) – Click the arrow for more – The Black Cats started the summer in rather prudent fashion, but soon kick started the spending, with Jack Rodwell their biggest signing so far. 20last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Chelsea’s official 25-man Premier League squad and U21 list

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has named his 25-man Premier League squad for the 2014/15 season.Premier League clubs had a deadline of 5pm on 3 September to submit a squad list containing no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the “Home Grown Player” status. The remainder of the squad, up to a total of 25 players, must be home grown.According to the Premier League, a Home Grown Player means a player who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).Changes to the squad list may be made during the next transfer window. Under-21 players are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players per squad.Chelsea – Premier League squad listPlayer (‘Home Grown’ status in brackets)1 Cesar Azpilicueta Tanco (No)2 Willian Borges Da Silva (No)3 Gary James Cahill (Yes)4 Petr Cech (No)5 Thibaut Courtois (No)6 Diego Da Silva Costa (No)7 Oscar Dos Santos Emboaba Junior (No)8 Didier Drogba (No)9 Francesc Fabregas Soler (Yes)10 Eden Hazard (No)11 Branislav Ivanovic (No)12 Filipe Luis Kasmirski (No)13 Nemanja Matic (No)14 John Obi Mikel (No)15 Loic Remy (No)16 Mohamed Salah (No)17 Ramires Santos Do Nascimento (No)18 Andre Schurrle (No)19 Mark Schwarzer (No)20 John George Terry (Yes)Chelsea – Under 21 players (Contract and Scholars)1 Abraham, Tammy2 Aina, Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa3 Ake, Nathan Benjamin4 Ali, Mukhtar Abdullahi5 Baker, Lewis Renard6 Bamford, Patrick James7 Beeney, Mitchell Ryan8 Blackman, Jamal Clint-Ross9 Boga, Jeremie10 Bolkiah, Faiq Jefri11 Brady, George12 Brown, Isiah Jay13 Chalobah, Nathaniel Nyakie14 Christensen, Andreas Bodtker15 Christie-Davies, Isaac David16 Clarke-Salter, Jake-Liam17 Colkett, Charlie18 Collins, Bradley Ray19 Conroy, Dion John20 Cuevas Jara, Cristian Alejandro21 Dabo, Sheik Mohamed Fankaty22 Dasilva, Jay Rhys23 Davey, Alex James24 Feruz, Islam25 Hazard, Thorgen Ganael Francis26 Houghton, Jordan27 Kalas, Tomas28 Kane, Todd Arthur Lucien29 Kiwomya, Andrew Alexander30 Loftus Cheek, Ruben31 McEachran, Joshua Mark32 Mitchell, Reece Steven33 Muheim, Miro Max Maria34 Musonda, Charles35 Musonda, Tika Kafusha36 Oliveira Dos Santos, Wallace37 Omeruo, Kenneth38 Palmer, Kasey Remel39 Pasalic, Mario40 Perica, Stipe41 Piazon, Lucas Domingues42 Rodriguez Gonzalez, Jhoao Leandro43 Sammut, Ruben44 Scott, Kyle45 Solanke-Mitchell, Dominic AyodelePremier League – Squad List 2014/1546 Swift, John David47 Tomori, Fikayo48 Traore, Bertrand49 Wakefield, Charlie Mark50 Wright, Kevin51 Zouma, Kurt Happy 1last_img read more


first_imgFAI Junior CupFour Inishowen teams advance to open drawLifford Celtic 1-4 Aileach FC: Moville Celtic 2-1 DrumoghillBuncrana 4-1 Coothill: QPS 3-0 CastlefinUlster Junior Cup Reports 24/11/2013Redcastle advance in Ulster Junior CupBallybofey United 0-1 Redcastle UnitedJackie Crossan Premier Division Reports 24/11/2013Carn move clear at the topClonmany 3-1 Culdaff: Glengad 0-2 CarnStrand Hotel First Division Reports 24/11/2013Top two draw blankGreencastle 5-1 Carrowmena: Cockhill 5-0 GleneelyRasheney 0-0 IlliesInishowen Engineering Reserve Premier Division Reports 24/11/2013Glengad overtake Buncrana at the topCuldaff Res 1-1 Moville Res: Cockhill Res 1-2 Clonmany ResBuncrana Res 1-4 Glengad Res: Redcastle Res 2-0 Aileach Res: Rasheney Res 1-3 QPS ResInishowen Engineering Reserve First Division Reports 24/11/2013Leaders held at homeMoville Youths 4-2 Rasheney Rovers: Carn 2-4 GreencastleDunree 2-1 Illies: Sea Rovers 1-1 Cockhill ColtsSOCCER: INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE RESULTS was last modified: November 24th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA NewsFootballA late and controversial Milford goal followed by a quickfire point saw Aodh Ruadh leaving with nothing to show for a solid performance.  Both sides were cagey from the start, with not too many scoring chances in the opening stages.However Aodh Ruadh worked well and made the most of their opportunities and a Jamie McDonald goal sent the sides in with the visitors holding the advantage, 0-5 to 1-4 at the break.Ballyshannon were the dominant side in the second half and in the dying moments of the match held a three point advantage.But a harshly awarded late goal for the homesters, followed rapidly by a clinching point saw Aodh Ruadh leaving empty-handed. There were some fine Aodh Ruadh performances, with the two Pattons, Conor and Pauric, along with Damian Cleary and Eamonn McGrath in the spine of defence, getting a real hold on the game for long spells.We have pictures from the game up and a full match report on aodhruadh.orgThe Aodh Ruadh reserves travelled to Milford on Friday evening with a young and energetic team.It was a game where a number of players were asked to slot into new positions, notably Mickey McNeely into midfield, Cookie O’Halloran into corner forward, and Daniel Kelly getting a rare opportunity to vacate the goals by going to corner back.All three put in commendable performances and enjoyed the challenge presented to them. They, along with the rest of the team, had their resolve tested on a number of occasions, particularly close to the end as Milford mounted a late rally.As well as the solid performances from Cookie and Dano, there were also good shifts put in by Bradley, Matthews and Patton in defence.Aodh Ruadh used their bench well to mitigate the heat of the evening sun, and welcomed Eugene Drummond onto the scene as he made his reserve debut in the second half.We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on The way results have fallen mean that this Saturday’s game against Naomh Colmcille in Newtowncunningham is likely to have a decisive impact on the promotion race.Aodh Ruadh currently have a much superior scoring difference, +73 to Naomh Colmcille’s +31, but the other metric that may come into the equation if there is a tie at the top at the end of the table is head-to-head results and Newtown currently have the edge here, having beaten Ballyshannon 1-13 to 0-7 in Father Tierney Park back in May.A win for Aodh Ruadh is essential. The senior game throws-in this Saturday at 7.30pm and is preceded by the reserves at 6pm and a large showing of Ballyshannon support would be most welcome down in Inishowen for this crucial match.The under 16s enjoyed a 3-18 to 2-9 victory over a physically very imposing Ardara side in Father Tierney Park on Friday evening.The first half was a case of getting to know you, and the ref for that matter, as he was quick to give frees for both sides.Aodh Ruadh went in at the break leading by a point and a hard-fought second half seemed to be in prospect.As things transpired a combination of superior play from the Ernesiders and the rub of the green saw Aodh Ruadh home with some comfort.Ardara battled well and kept in touch for much of the half, but the main turning point came when they won a penalty about 45 minutes in.The place kick would have put a point between the sides and made for a frenetic closing quarter.However it was put wide and Aodh Ruadh sped the kick out up the pitch for a point which essentially represented a four point turnaround.After that the homesters put the squeeze on and eased away from Ardara. Man of the match for Aodh Ruadh was Nathan Boyle.He never stopped all day, was at the heart of everything and scored probably the point of the day into the bargain, a real peach from distance.His midfield partner Oisín Rooney was also in fine form with some classy fetching.Shane Dorrian’s steady place kicking and scoring economy ensured that every Ardara lapse was punished to the full, while Michael McKenna squeezed home a late goal to cap an impressive outing.Shane McGrath went well too, hitting a fine goal and a few points.Defensively Sean Taylor’s kick out’s were spot on and Jason Granaghan was excellent, with a really eye-catching shift at number three.Dan Warnock drove forward with regularity and great effective, bagging himself an excellent goal. Gareth Sheerin was another who had an excellent game.Aodh Ruadh will be at home once again this Friday when they host Naomh Muire with the throw-in set for 7.30pm.Aodh Ruadh under 12s hosted Ardara in our fourth league game in Father Tierney Park on Tuesday evening. In our first game we got off to a good start with Harry Howarth hitting the onion bag early on, three points followed from Mark McGlynn with all the lads playing well. Senan Rooney struck over two great 45s and a point from play before Cian Rooney stepped up and hit the back of the net. In the second half though Ardara came back strong hitting two goals and a point without reply. The lads rallied with Mark McGlynn hitting a goal and Cian Rooney, Harry Howarth and Senan Rooney hitting a point a piece. The game finished 3-8 to 2-6 in a hard fought battle. In goals Bridín Maguire was in total charge with Kyle Murray and Matt Gillespie in very good form in the full back line. Eugene Doherty marshaled the half back line and Philip Cassidy worked tirelessly in midfield. Up front Calum Ayres and Daire Gallagher played very well linking up with their midfield and other forwards.In our second game we started with a strong line out, Shane Whelan back from injury played a great game in goals. In the full back line David Doherty and Adam Hoey were very solid. In the half back line Nathan Owens-Kelly, Daire Warren and Conal Bradshaw were excellent closing down all attacks. In midfield Kyle McCaffrey and Shane Duffy dominated play, linking up with their forwards. Up front Frankie McGinley took a great goal and was unlucky not to get a second, Mitch McLaughlin hit a fine goal too while Jake Foley and Diarmaid Dolan put in a great shift taking some good scores alsoTraining as usual Wednesday 6.15pm to 7.30pm.There was further good news for the under 12s with Kernan’s Spar coming on board as jersey sponsor for the team. Pictured at the official presentation of the jerseys to the club are under 12 team were manager Martin McGlynn and David O’Donnell who is an under 12 mentor and manager of Kernan’s Spar Ballyshannon. The presentation image can be viewed on Kernan’s are great supporters of the club, hosting one of our weekly lotto sales outlets every SaturdayUnder 10 training continues on Wednesday at 6.30pm and we are hoping to have a game this Saturday, further details at Wednesday training so a good turn out important.Under 8 and under 6 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6.30pm.HurlingAodh Ruadh are back in Ulster Táin hurling league division three action this Saturday when they will be taking on Killeavy at 4pm.The third all county hurling blitz for under 8s and 10s took place in Convoy on Sunday morning. Again Aodh Ruadh were well represented. We fielded three teams at under 8 with 23 players in total, while we had 13 under 10s. The under 8s did very well in all games winning, losing and even managing a couple of draws, the main thing was all the boys and girls had great fun and have shown continued improvement since the start of the season. The under 10s continued their rich vein of form as this very talented squad won all eight games at the blitz and they played some lovely hurling throughout the day. Thanks to all the parents of both squads who brought the players to Convoy and gave them great support throughout the day.Hopefully this Thursday the under 12s and under 16s will begin their league campaigns. They had no games last week as MacCumhaill’s were unable to field. The under 12s are due to play Dungloe in Father Tierney Park while the under 16s are away to Setanta.LadiesAodh Ruadh hosted Naomh Conaill in Father Tierney Park on Sunday. We have some pictures from the match up on and on our Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.The Aodh Ruadh under 12s were in Mountcharles last Friday for their first blitz of the season. The girls played games against Saint Naul’s, Bundoran, Killybegs and Four Masters, playing some super football over the course of the competition. The Aodh Ruadh that travelled were: Eva Breen-Brosnan, Ella Clancy, Alicia Clyne, Aisling Gallagher, Síofra Hughes, Laoise Kelly, Caoimhe Keon, Orlaith Keon, Ciara Lynch, Bridín Maguire, Danielle Masterson-Burrows, Katie McMullin, Caitlin McLaughlin and Leah O’Brien.Summer campAodh Ruadh Summer Camp 2014 runs on Monday 7th July-11th July and Monday 14th July-18th July. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm daily. For further information contact Sylvester Maguire on 0860532495.Cash for ClothesWe’ve had a great response to this campaign so far and it continues till the 7th July, it’s a great chance to get rid of any unwanted clothes, shoes, hand bags, bed linen etc and also raise funds for Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee. To arrange collection of bags please contact Fionnuala Gillespie 087-6668634, Tara Keenaghan 086-3331903 or John Rooney 086-2587793.Fantasy race for SamAfter another seven games this weekend, it’s the two Gerrys show. Gerry Gallagher and his team Belleek Boys who are top this week on 126 points with the other Gerry Gallagher and his team, Ardara Forever hot on his tail with 123 points. It’s hardly the last time we will see these 2 fighting it out for top spot. In third place this week is John Patton Jr and his team Yes Patsy on 118 with Michael Clancy and his team Clyhore Champs on 113 points. Rounding out the top five is Pat Gruddy and his team Mayo this time on 111 points. Pride of last place this week is Jim McGrath and I’d say so on 31 points. The gap has narrowed somewhat to Dan Warnock and his team Dan’s Ur Man on 33, with Michael Dolan and his team of Dolan’s Dragons on 35 points. Jean and Eoin and their team The Royal Blues on 40 points. Rounding out the bottom five for this week is Pearse O’Neill and his team, Best Cones Around, on 42 points. High score of the week goes to Kevin and Catherine McKee and their team Lola Zola with 31 points. (Down-10, Carlow-10, Mc Curry-6, Mulligan-5). As always the leader board is available every Tuesday on, as well as Ballybookies, The Bridgend Bar, Owen Roe’s Bar and upstairs in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.BingoThe winner of the June Big Bingo €800 jackpot was Denis Sheerin, Rossinver. Normal bingo returns on Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre, €10 books and €5 half book, with a total prize fund of over €2,000. The Game Five summer snowball is still waiting to be won, sitting at €380 on 54 numbers or less.LottoThere was no winner of the €1,100 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 5, 7, 13 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Margaret McCauley, Mulleek, Belleek; Gerry Timoney, Belcoo; Edward Gillespie, Coolmore; Michelle Mahon, Lantern Bar; and Caroline McGarrigle c/o Bridgend Bar. Next draw is in the Lantern Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1,200 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: LADIES.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH DEFEATED BY LAST GASP MILFORD GOAL was last modified: July 1st, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_img5PM UPDATE: MET EIREANN says high winds which hit the county for more than a week have finally subsided.Rain and hail showers are also set to continue.The forecaster had issued two weather warnings this morning – a gale warning and a small craft warning. There were floods on many roads again this morning.The Kilmacrennan to Churchill Road is so bad that it has been closed to traffic. It is also particularly bad in and around Ramelton as well as on the Letterkenny to Lifford Road.There were  disruptions to power supplies in several Co Donegal locations this morning, but these have lasted less than half an hour.Met Eireann says temperatures will rise this weekend – so we can all finally get out! Further reports here: LAST! GALES OVER – AND MILDER WEATHER ON THE WAY was last modified: January 5th, 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:donegal weatherflood alertsweather warninglast_img read more


first_imgJimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community NotesCHILDRENS BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTSDublin based children’s book author and illustrator Adrienne Geoghegan will facilitate a 5 day course in Annagry Community Hall. This course will be held from Monday July 21st until Friday July 25th from 10am-4pm. Subjects will include “How to write in Pictures, building a story framework, physical structure of a picture book” among many other valuable topics. For further information, email Kim at To view Ms. Geoghegan’s portfolio visit numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on June 25th were 2-10-11-24. There was no winner of the €1280 jackpot. Declan McGinley Coilcheim, Danny Tim Rodgers Baile Ciarraí and Catherine Gallagher Mullachdubh matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on July 2th is €1340. If you’re not in, you can’t win!GAA TRAINING Peil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays.THE OLD RAILWAY WALKThanks to all who supported the Annual Summers Evening Walk on the old railway line in Burtonport recently. The weather was perfect, the turnout fabulous and it was a very pleasurable evening. €300 was raised on the night with an additional €20 collected later. Thanks to all who took part.100 CLUB DRAWThe following people win prizes in the June draw recently. €500 Kathleen McGinley Calhame. €200 Seamus Boyle (Joe) Bunaman. €100 each Mary G. Doherty Chapel Gate Belcruit, Mark Bonner Rannyhual and Shaun Gallagher (M) Ranafast. €50 each Joe Devenney Colaiste na Rosann, Martin Mannion Ceann a’ Locha Anagaire, Diathí Mac Robaird Cnocastolaire, Declan McGinley Calhame, Anne Celine Boyle Loughanoran, Aiden Hughes Mullaghduff, Joe Glynn Annagry West and Gavin Campbell Ranafast. CAMPAÍ SAMHRAIDH 2014Beidh trí champa samhraidh a eagrú ag Club Óige Rann na Feirste i Mí Iúil i Áislann Rann na Feirste ón 7ú go dtí an 25ú ó 10r.n go 2i.n. Tá na campaí ag fáil tacaíocht ón Roinn Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta agus Óige na Gaeltachta. 7ú go an 11ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 6 bliana, 14ú go an 18ú Iuil: 7 bliana go 12 bliana agus 21ú go an 25ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 7 bliana. Tá na táillí €40 do dhuine amhain agus €30 do gach duine eile as teaglach amhain. Le clarú cuir scairt ar Club Óige Rann na Feirste ag 086 4627475nó 0879158205.ENTERPRISE AWARDAt an awards ceremony held in the Kilmore Hotel in Cavan Minister John Perry announced the winners of the first ever ILDN Regional Enterprise Awards. The overall award went to local men John Paul and Kevin Boyle of uPilot based in their native Bunaman, Annagry. Neighbours John Paul and Kevin set up their business on the BTWEA Scheme, part funded by the LEADER Programme they developed a unique business using the latest cutting edge technology to design, manufacture and operate Flight Simulators. They are building a Boeing 737-800 series simulator at the moment and have recently been awarded a six month contract to operate a flight simulator in Dublin Airport, with future plans to locate a range of simulators in international airport lounges throughout Europe and the Middle East. Best wishes to Kevin and John Paul in their future endeavours. ROSSES RADIO CONCERTRosses Radio will be holding a concert evening of Irish Music along with Irish Dancers at The Stepping Stone Main Street Dungloe on Friday 4th July, doors open from 7.30pm and the entrance is €7 per person. As we know The Rosses is full to the brim of musical talent we have performances from Gearóidín Breathnach, fantastic young Trad Group Suantrai, Hughie Boyle, Kenneth Campbell, Pauline Glackin and Meenacross Comhaltas.A Church Gate Collection on behalf of Donegal Hospice will be taken up before weekend Masses in St Mary Star of the Sea Church Annagry this weekend.DD LOCAL: CHILDREN’S BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTS IN ANNAGRY was last modified: July 1st, 2014 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:Jimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community Noteslast_img read more


first_imgA former footballer will run four marathons, climb Britain’s highest mountain and jump 13,000ft from a plane to raise funds for us – all within six months.Michael with Celtic soccer legend and cancer battler John Hartson.Michael Clarke, 39, set himself a ‘mini bucket list’ of challenges to achieve before his 40th birthday next June.The dad-of-three, who is originally from Clydebank but lives in Donegal, started training on December 27 last year then kicked off his challenges with two half marathons in Larne on March 22 and Omagh just a week later. The following weekend saw him skydive from 13,000ft above the Coleraine countryside, followed by his first marathon in Belfast on May 5. The Derry Walled City Marathon followed – then he joined us for the BraveHart Ben Nevis Challenge in Fort William in July.He has just run the Donegal marathon and aims to do the Dublin event on October 27, bringing six months of mammoth fundraising to an end.Michael – who was on the books at Partick Thistle and Motherwell before moving to Irish senior football, said this is his last full year before he turns 40 and has plenty to do.“So I have set myself some challenges to achieve while fundraising for the John Hartson Foundation- a mini bucket list you could say. Cancer unfortunately affects all households, whether it’s directly through a partner, child, parent, or sibling, or indirectly through a friend or relative – it darkens all our doors. It has certainly been a busy year. Running is a real challenge for me as I hate it! I have two bad knees that forced me to retire from football a good few years ago. But the skydive was amazing, I would do it again and I aim to smash all my challenges.” Michael, who now runs an electrical fire alarm engineering business, was inspired to raise funds for us after meeting John in 2010, a year after his illness, when he had climbed Ben Nevis for the first time.Michael runs the Derry Marathon.Michael said: “My family and I raise funds for a different cancer charity every year and at the time I was impressed by how much John cared about his Foundation. Then I read about the donation to Yorkhill Children’s Charity and decided to get involved as I like the fact the Foundation is helping other cancer charities.”Michael has almost reached his fundraising target of £1,000 but hopes to do even better by the time he has completed the final marathon on October 27.John said: “Michael’s story is truly inspiring and demonstrates the amazing lengths to which our supporters will go to raise funds for us. He is a true Hartson Hero.”If you’d like to make a donation towards Michael’s fundraising, you can do so through this JustGiving link Michael also has some sporting memorabilia for auction which he’ll be putting on his site over the next few days. FOUR MARATHONS, A MOUNTAIN AND A PARACHUTE JUMP – A TYPICAL SIX MONTHS FOR MICHAEL! was last modified: October 7th, 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:Marathonsmichael clarkeparachute jumplast_img read more

Can Claudio Ranieri keep Fulham up?

first_imgIt is not even three years since Claudio Ranieri pulled off one of the most remarkable feats in the modern era of football by guiding Leicester City to the Premier League title.Exactly how it happened still seems a bit of a mystery and even Ranieri must pinch himself when recalling the events of that year. But somehow, everything fell into place, the stars aligned and the Foxes were crowned champions of England.The task aheadIn contrast, the task of keeping Fulham in the top flight must seem simple. The newly promoted club spent big in the summer, but failed to replicate the kind of form that won them plaudits in their Championship promotion campaign. As a result, Slaviša Jokanović’s three-year reign was brought to an end and the club turned to the Italian miracle worker to revive their fortunes.After four games at the helm, Ranieri’s side are sat at the bottom of the Premier League table, but they are only five points adrift of 14th-ranked Cardiff City and a win could lift them out of the drop zone. Since his arrival, things seem to have improved and you can click here to find the latest prices from redbet, showing Fulham’s odds to be relegated have shortened slightly. His trophy cabinet suggests he can do itRanieri has form when it comes to taking newly promoted teams to greater heights. In 1993, he joined a Fiorentina side languishing in the Serie B and led them to promotion by winning the title at the first attempt. He then led them to the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana titles and guided them to fourth place in only their second term back in the top flight.In February 2007, he took over a Parma side threatened with relegation and led them to safety by winning seven and drawing three of their last 16 games. At the end of that season, he was offered the chance to coach Juventus. He accepted and led them to third place in Serie A and Champions League qualification just a year after they had been competing in Serie B following the 2006 Calciopoli scandal.In 2012, he took over at French second tier club Monaco and led them to Ligue 1, after achieving a Ligue 2 win for the club, for the first time in its history. The following season, he guided them to second place in Ligue 1 behind serial champions Paris Saint-Germain.But it hasn’t all been a bed of rosesRanieri’s high points have often been followed by slumps that have cost him his job. His biggest problem has been maintaining high standards once they have been met. His spell  at Leicester offers a perfect example of that. In February 2017, just nine months after leading Leicester to their extraordinary title, the club was sat just a point above the drop zone with 13 games left to play and Ranieri was sacked.The Italian brings a wealth of experience and has good memories of working in West London from his time at Chelsea. He began his spell at Fulham with a win and almost doubled their point’s tally in his first three games in charge. If he can guide them to safety, it will be another good job done for the coach they once called the ‘Tinkerman’. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoDroneXProBig Drone Companies Are Furious Over New “Selfie Drone” Released OnlineDroneXProUndoTopGadgetAdvisorAre You Looking For a Remedy For Neck Pain?TopGadgetAdvisorUndoOfficial IQ TestIQ Test: What is your IQ? Answer 30 Questions to find out!Official IQ TestUndoEldelperiodico.com您將離開輕產品後閱讀此Eldelperiodico.comUndoHealth & Human Research7 Best Herbs For Natural Kidney CleansingHealth & Human ResearchUndoTopGadgetAdvisorThis Device Lets You Translate 43 Languages, It’s Flying Off Shelves In Hong KongTopGadgetAdvisorUndolast_img read more