Excess guards for Gilas five

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena showed up for practice on Monday, making a total of four point guards vying for spots in the Gilas Pilipinas roster that will play Japan and Chinese Taipei later this month at the start of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.Terrence Romeo also reported for work earlier. Together with Jayson Castro and the improved Kevin Alas in the pool, there will be four point guards that Reyes would have to choose from in time for the clash with the Japanese slated Nov. 24 in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The first round of the hectic qualifying process will end in February for the Filipinos when they travel to Australia to play the world-power Aussies who, in turn, will also play here.Ira Brown is vying for a spot in the Japanese national side as its naturalized player, but unlike the Philippines and Taipei which enlisted big men in the 6-foot-11 Blatche and the 6-foot-10 Davis III, respectively, Brown is a 6-foot-4 guard.Joji Takeuchi remains to be one of the big guns for the Japanese. A 6-foot-10 center with soft hands and quick feet Takeuchi has seen his share of battles with Gilas.Reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Castro, Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood and Matthew Wright are considered shoo-ins by most.ADVERTISEMENT But having so many point guards in his squad is not new to Reyes, who took four with him to Seville, Spain, in 2014—Castro, Romeo, Paul Lee and Jimmy Alapag—in the World Cup where the Filipinos won a round robin game for the first time in 40 years, an 81-79 overtime decision of Senegal.Reyes would have had a fifth guard in the pool in Jio Jalalon, who has been out because of a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Filipinos will tangle with the Taiwanese at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao on Nov. 27, which naturalized player Quincy Davis III was reportedly ruled out to play for Chinese Taipei because of an injury.Andray Blatche, Gilas’ naturalized center, will arrive Nov. 12 to join the Nationals in practice. Ceres-Negros closes in on top spot Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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San Beda averts disaster, survives five-setter against JRU

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “This is fine by me so we can make our adjustments this early,” said Gavino in Filipino. “We had a poor performance in the third set and we had to regroup, reorganize our reception and attack.”“That fifth set was all came down to character, if they will give it their all the game will be theirs. I don’t want all their hard work to just come to nothing.” Raqraquin gave San Beda an 11-8 buffer with an off-the-block kill then spiced things up a little more with a down-the-line attack for the Lady Red Spikers’ 13-9 lead.San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino had no problems with the tough start to their season, as this will allow them to look at what needs to be done through the course of the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nieza Viray put up a game-high 19 points to lead San Beda while Raqraquin and Sattriami Espiritu had 13 and 11 points, respectively.Dolly Verzosa had 18 points to lead JRU while Shola Alvarez added 17.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda gathered its composure in the final moments and salvaged a five-set win, 23-25, 25-19, 13-25, 25-19, 15-9, over Jose Rizal U in its opening game in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Red Spikers ended the match on an 8-2 run with Ceska Raqraquin coming through in the clutch for San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Benilde overcomes Letran in straight sets in campaign openerlast_img read more

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‘Live Up to Your Responsibility’

first_imgThe head of Micro Finance and Financial Inclusion unit at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), El-Tumu Trueh has challenged officials of the Liberia Credit Union National Association (LCUNA) to live up to their responsibility as a union.Mr. Trueh made the call yesterday, October 15, when LCUNA joined others to celebrate the 67th International Credit Union (ICU) Day worldwide.Held under the theme, ‘’People Helping People’’, the event was attended by members of the union.Trueh, who served as the keynote speaker told officials of LCUNA that they must ensure the organization can provide help to all its members.He said credit unions cannot be institutions where members aspire to be board members only to seek their own interests and leave out ordinary members.He urged them to enhance sustainable development of their respective unions by empowering people through access to affordable financial services. ‘’You are challenged to introduce tools and technology to strengthen your unions and to improve their services,’’ he added.Mr. Trueh noted that credit unions are organizations that empower and have the potential to play pivotal roles in lifting people and the country out of poverty.‘’Credit unions can change the way we talk and think about savings, loans and can bring from the cold our vulnerable Liberians who struggle to qualify for loans. We must be thankful for the vision of the CBL Executive Governor, Dr. J. Mills Jones—who believes in empowering Liberians, as well as institutions, so that they are able to empower themselves,’’ he said.He quoted the CBL Governor by saying that ‘’it is time to give Liberians the tools to fight their way out of poverty and back a poverty reduction strategy with practical empowerment initiatives.” Mr. Trueh challenged union leaders to return to their respective primary credit unions with renewed vigor and enthusiasm to build and grow various institutions in order to help Liberians.For his part, Saye J. Biyie, chairman of the board of directors of LCUNA, said the importance of credit unions in access to finance and financial inclusion program of the government cannot be over emphasized.He said a recent survey done by CBL for the creation of a national strategy for financial inclusion in Liberia shows that over 70 percent of the population has no access to financial services.This clearly indicates the urgent need for improved financial services for citizens through credit unions across the country, he said, because credit unions are community based organizations designed on cooperative principles and values to present a better platform for access to finance and financial inclusion than any other financial institutions in Liberia.He also called on government to provide institutional support to LCUNA in terms of logistics through budgetary allocation in the amount of U$500,000 annually.‘’LCUNA and the primary credit unions must exercise integrity, justice and commitment in all that we do,” he urged members of the union.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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80% of prisoners learnt no trade behind bars – IDB/CSSP 2017 study

first_imgAs in-remand inmates increase to 37 %High Court judges and other officers of justice often encourage incarcerated persons to take steps to reform themselves, but the results of their admonition are not being seen, as high numbers of inmates claim they have not learnt any trade whilst being imprisoned.This revelation was unearthed from the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) prison survey report that saw collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and University of Guyana.According to a 2017 IDB/CSSP study, some 80 percent of the incarcerated inmates claimed they did not learn any trade since their incarceration.In fact, Mazaruni reflected that 31.1% inmates are learning a trade whilst being inside. At the Georgetown Prison, 84.4% of those said they did not learn, while Lusignan’s numbers showed 74%.Timehri’s no-trade numbers were at 82.2%, whilst New Amsterdam was slightly lower at 80.5%.Additionally, judicial officers, when passing sentence, would also encourage prisoners to take advantage of programmes to reduce anger management and to increase literacy.However, the study suggested that prisoners are not fully educating themselves. When the question was posed, asking if inmates studied or attended classes or school in prison, New Amsterdam Prison had a 34.3% “yes” response.Seventy-eight percent of prisoners at the Camp Street, Georgetown penitentiary said they attended no such classes.Remand inmates increase to 37%Meanwhile, even as incoming President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Adrian Saunders, called for reforms to remedy the region’s “broken” criminal justice system, Guyana’s prison system saw an uptick of prisoners who are on remand.The IDB/CSSP study revealed that 762 of the country’s 2043 inmates were on remand awaiting the outcome of court matters. This reflected 37 percent of all inmates are in-remand, which is a 2% increase from the previous 35%.Speaking at Duke Lodge last month, Justice Saunders had outlined that trials are not being heard within a “reasonable” amount of time, which was not only a constitutional violation, but a “serious human rights abuse”. He suggested that the prosecutorial authorities, prisons, the executive and bar association all need to collaborate to tackle the issue.As reported, the survey also found that most inmates have either used marijuana or have been incarcerated for drug possession or dealing.“Six out of ten prisoners reported having consumed marijuana; 7.6 per cent cocaine base paste, cocaine, or crack; and 6.4 per cent pills or ecstasy. Two most frequent crimes for which the inmates were arrested in Guyana are intentional homicide or murder, 34.9 per cent; and drug possession or drug dealing, 21.3 per cent,” it said.The report had also found that six out of ten inmates were physically punished to some degree by their parents or guardians when they were children.“One out of five inmates said they were gangs members or belonged to criminal groups in the neighbourhood where they lived as minors. Four out of ten inmates stated they had a family member who had been sent to prison,” the report states.The CSSP is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, with US$74,200 being allocated for the survey. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

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Rules eyed for bagged greens

first_imgCurrently, the produce industry is not regulated or monitored for safety by government agencies, unlike the meat, egg, milk and processed food industries. On Monday, the FDA released new guidelines – seven years in the making – to food processors for reducing the risk of food poisoning in fresh-cut produce such as bagged spinach. The guidelines are nonbinding, which outraged consumer groups and politicians. “This is too little too late,” Odabashian said, noting she plans at Tuesday’s hearing to urge the FDA to shift gears and begin an effective regulatory program. “The voluntary route doesn’t work and has been deadly.” More incidents Tuesday’s hearing The hearing will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland. At the hearing, the FDA will listen to testimony and ask questions but not take action, said Michael Herndon, FDA spokesman. The second hearing is scheduled for April 13 in College Park, Md. The hearings could lead to a departure from the agency’s current hands-off approach to fresh produce. In the meantime, the state Department of Food and Agriculture, which has no regulatory authority over fresh produce production, is moving forward with a voluntary Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. It would set up a new inspection program – designed and directed mostly by industry members – under the state’s auspices. Produce that meets the new standards would bear a seal of approval. Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, is one state legislator who believes as consumer advocates do: That the voluntary approach is inadequate for protecting the public. Steve Lyle, director of public affairs for the Department of Food and Agriculture, said 54 of 98 handlers of leafy greens in California have signed up to participate in the new program. They represent 98 percent of all leafy greens produced in California, Lyle said. The legal structure for the marketing agreement will be in place by April 1, Lyle said. “Everything is in place and moving forward,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The outbreaks were so big and so widespread,” Reilly said, that the two agencies decided to join forces. While that report is being finalized, Tuesday’s hearing will be the first of two scheduled by the FDA during which federal officials are bound to get an earful of public concerns about their food-safety monitoring efforts. “This hearing is a big deal,” said Elisa Odabashian, director of the West Coast office of Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports. “The FDA knows they need to do something.” According to the FDA, outbreaks of foodborne illness in the U.S. tied to fresh fruits and vegetables have been rising both in absolute numbers and as a proportion of reported outbreaks. Illness from leafy greens such as spinach and lettuce have been especially numerous; between 1996 and 2006, there have been 24 of the outbreaks, FDA figures show. The most recent cases of contaminations shook consumers, causing many to stop buying fresh bagged spinach and lettuce. And they led to calls by consumer groups and politicians for greater government oversight of the industry. SACRAMENTO – National alarm over whether it’s safe to eat lettuce and spinach has grown so great that federal officials have set a public hearing Tuesday in Oakland to map out the government’s response. The Food and Drug Administration – responsible for making sure the nation’s fresh fruits and vegetables are safe to eat – has come under fire in recent months after three back-to-back E. coli outbreaks last fall and winter sickened 350 people and killed three. The outbreaks were traced to California’s Salinas Valley – one to bagged spinach, two to lettuce. A report on the spinach outbreak in September is expected to be released soon by the FDA and California’s Department of Health Services. Dr. Kevin Reilly, deputy director of prevention services for the state Department of Health Services, said this is the first time the two agencies have worked together on such a large investigation. last_img read more

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Fort St. John residents get insight into electric vehicle ownership

first_imgAccording to Freeman, the car does lose some of its effective range in winter, since the battery isn’t able to hold as much charge. That slight range drop in winter can make for lengthier charging times after a trip to Dawson Creek. Freeman says that in summer it takes one hour to top up the battery, while in winter the time is nearly doubled to one hour and forty-five minutes. A completely flat battery would take roughly 3:00 to 3:30 to fully replenish. Those times could be cut down to as little as thirty minutes or less with a “fast-charging” station, although the closest to the Peace is in Red Deer or Kamloops.Among the other challenges is a lack of fast charging stations in the region. While Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, and Hudson’s Hope all have electric vehicle charging stations, the 367 kilometre gap between the next-closest charging stations in Prince George also presents challenges. The car does come with a portable charger that weighs 22 lbs. and can be hooked up to any outlet that runs at 240 volts, such as that for a clothes dryer.Flury says that his company, as well as Freeman are trying to work with the Ministry of Energy and Mines in order to push for more electric vehicle infrastructure in the Peace. Flury says that though the cars work well for urban residents, until better range and performance are achieved, internal combustion will probably be the rule as opposed to the exception in Northern BC for the foreseeable future. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Residents of the Energetic City were treated to an interesting look into the world of electric cars both in person and online yesterday.The City of Fort St. John held a public demonstration live streamed on Facebook at around 2:00 p.m. yesterday featuring Nissan Leaf owner Ernie Freeman and Peace River area manager Chris Flury from SMi Faciliop, a company that installs charging stations. The demonstration featured a quick drive in Freeman’s electric car, followed by a showcase of the car’s features, and a Q&A session.Freeman said that the car is one of the best that he has ever owned, saying that the cost of driving and maintaining the car is incredibly low. The only routine maintenance he’s had to do so far is topping up the windshield washer fluid reservoir. A look under the hood shows part of the car’s charging equipment, electric motor, braking and power steering systems in lieu of an engine. When it comes to running errands and commuting around the city, Freeman says that the car works incredibly well. At yesterday’s test, the car was seen to have a range of 190 kilometres on a 94 percent charge. The cost to top up the battery completely is approximately $3.00 based on current BC Hydro rates.- Advertisement – Nissan Leaf owner Ernie Freeman demonstrates the plug-in charging of his electric Nissan Leaf with SMi Faciliop's Chris Flury watching. Photo by Chris Newton Nissan Leaf owner Ernie Freeman demonstrates the plug-in charging of his electric Nissan Leaf with SMi Faciliop’s Chris Flury watching. Photo by Chris Newton The "engine" bay of the electric Nissan Leaf. Photo by Chris Newton The “engine” bay of the electric Nissan Leaf. Photo by Chris Newton Despite the cold temperatures in winter, being an electric car, many things including the heater and defrost fan are able to run hot nearly instantly since they aren’t taking heat from an engine’s coolant. Freeman can also remote start the vehicle using his mobile phone, allowing the car to “warm up” while still plugged in. The 600 lb. lithium-ion battery pack is mounted in the car’s floor, providing for excellent handling even on snowy roads.He added that though the car is incredibly reliable, simple and inexpensive to maintain, it does have some drawbacks.Though the car hasn’t needed a major servicing so far, the closest Nissan dealership in Grande Prairie won’t work on the car. Freeman needs to drive to the Nissan dealership in Kamloops to get service work done.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Pique confident of luring Nadal and Djokovic to revamped Davis Cup

first_imgThe new Davis Cup carries a number of complications, not least because it is set to lock horns with the ATP’s World Team Cup, another inaugural event expected to take place just a few weeks later in Australia.November is also traditionally the month when top players begin their time off at the end of a congested 10-month season.For the tournament to be a success, and convince supporters to travel, it will likely need the grandees of the men’s game — Nadal, Djokovic and Federer — to participate.“I have spoken with all those players,” said Pique, the Barcelona defender who is also the president and founder of Kosmos, the company promoting the new Davis Cup.“With Rafa it is very positive, if he does not have an injury he will be there.“On Novak, if he has to choose between the two he says he will play the ATP tournament. I took the opportunity to talk to him because he represents the players and the meeting was very positive. I am confident we can reach an agreement.”Federer is the least likely of the trio to play given the now 37-year-old has long been very selective in the tournaments he enters.The Swiss prioritises the four Grand Slam events and has not played in the Davis Cup since 2015.Pique added: “Federer is at a point in his career in which he prioritises the most important tournaments. I have talked with his people and I have not closed any doors.”Earlier this month, Djokovic commented on the “poor timing” of the new Davis Cup while Federer said he “highly doubted” he would play, adding he felt it was “designed for the future generation of players”.The proposed week is between November 18 and 24 next year.Pique insisted that the International Tennis Federation, which runs the Davis Cup, is “still in negotiations” with the ATP, the organisation responsible for the men’s tour, regarding its equivalent competition.“Nobody knows if the two competitions can co-exist,” said Pique. “The competition they intend to create for now is a new project – the Davis Cup has a longer history and much more credibility.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gerard Pique is confident that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will play in the revamped Davis Cup © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Oct 17 – Gerard Pique believes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will both play in the reformed Davis Cup next year and has said the “door remains open” to Roger Federer.Pique was speaking on Wednesday in Madrid, where the tournament finals will be contested over a week in November 2019, as part of a host of controversial changes to the format of the 118-year-old competition.last_img read more

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COUNCILLOR LEFT WITH BLOODY NOSE AFTER BEING ATTACKED OUTSIDE HIS BAR

first_imgA well-known Donegal county councillor and publican had his nose busted after refusing to allow a man into his bar.Michael McDonagh – assaulted publican and county councillor Martin Harley. Pic copyright of North West Newspix.Gardai found Martin Harley outside his premises, Cheers Bar, on Main Street, Ballybofey on March 13th last. He was bleeding from the nose and his eyes were watery after being assaulted by Michael McDonagh.When approached by Gardai, McDonagh, who has 34 previous convictions, initially claimed that Mr Harley would not allow his family into his bar.Gardai arrested McDonagh, 24, and he appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault and using threatening and abusive language in public.Solicitor for McDonagh, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client had no recollection of saying that his family had been refused entry to the bar.He said McDonagh, of the Big Isle Halting Site, Letterkenny, has mental health issues and was on a range of medication and had unfortunately mixed them with alcohol on the day.He had been at a family function and things got out of control.The court heard he had a range of previous convictions including making threats to kill, theft, obstructing Gardai, intoxication and public order offences.Judge Paul Kelly asked Gardai how the injured party was now doing and he was told he was doing well and that there were no long-term effects form the assault.Mr Dorrian told the court that McDonagh, a father-of-two, had gathered €500 which he wished to offer Mr Harley as some form of compensation for the incident.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until September 22nd for a probation report on McDonagh but warned him a lot will depend on what happens in between now and then.COUNCILLOR LEFT WITH BLOODY NOSE AFTER BEING ATTACKED OUTSIDE HIS BAR was last modified: July 29th, 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:BallybofeyCheers Barcounty councillordonegalMartin HarleyMICHAEL MCDONAGHlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH MINORS EDGE OUT ST NAUL’S IN MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST LEG

first_img The under 14s will be travelling to Dungloe this Tuesday 7th July for our first round, first leg championship match. We are taking a bus to this game and it will be leaving the park at 4.30pm. There will be a charge of €3 to help defray the cost of the bus.It was heartbreak for the Aodh Ruadh under 12s as they came up just short against Four Masters on Friday evening in the Southern Regional Board final. Trailing by just a point at half-time with the backing of a strong wind to come, it looked like Aodh Ruadh had the hard work done by the break in this under 12 Southern Minor Board final. However Four Masters greater hunger in the second half proved decisive and they made it over the line to claim the title. The final score was 3-9 to 3-6 in favour of the Donegal town men. For Aodh Ruadh Aaron Neilan worked tirelessly in midfield while Calum Ayres and Cian Rooney took some great scores. Daire Warren, Colm McGloin and Ryan Keenaghan all worked hard. All Aodh Ruadh’s subs made a great contribution on their introduction. We have a full match report from the game up on aodhruadh.org.Training returns to its usual time this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. On Saturday the under 8s have their second home blitz of the season. We will be hosting Bundoran, Four Masters and Naomh Bríd and the action will be getting under way at 11am. Players must be at the park for 10.30am. With around a hundred children expected we need parents / guardians to help out by supplying a loaf of sandwiches, tray of buns or similar refreshments to help feed all present on the day. Also, we would appreciate if parents / guardians could lend a hand in the kitchen on the day.Euro-Shot ChallengeAll underage players for Bord na nÓg are now out selling lines for the inaugural Euro-Shot Challenge which takes place this Sunday. The concept is simple, points win prizes. The more points your team scores, the more chance they have of winning a special team prize. There are three prizes on offer. The under 8s and under 10s will be competing for a team trip to Castle Adventure Open Farm. The under 12s and under 14s will face off for a team outing to Bundoran Cineplex. Meanwhile the under 16s and under 18s are competing for a beach party and barbecue sponsored by Kernan’s Spar. Shots are a €1 a go with the Euro-Shot Challenge taking place on Sunday 12th July in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The more lines you sell, the more shots you get. But the important thing is putting the shots over the bar, which makes this fund-raiser a great way to hone one of the most important aspects of our games. All players will have to take a minimum number of shots, so even if you only score one point, it could be the one that wins that wins your team the prize. There are individual prizes for the top scorers in each team, while the overall highest scoring team will take home the handsome Euro-Shot Challenge Plate. To make it easier to sell lines, there are also two tickets to the Ulster final up for grabs, with the winners being drawn on the day of the Euro-Shot Challenge, a week before the final. Our special thanks to Kernan’s Spar, Eclipse Cinemas and Castle Adventure Open Farm for their sponsorship of this fund-raiser. Euro-Shot Challenge sheets can be downloaded directly from aodhruadh.org.HurlingThe county under 21s played Longford in the All-Ireland C quarter-final in Father Tierney Park last Wednesday. They played impressively and won 2-18 to 1-8. Aodh Ruadh contributed three starters to the side, Ciaran Rami, Oisin Rooney (0-1) and Rory Cullen. Eddie Lynch came on and hit two points. Donegal now play Sligo in semi-final. We have some pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.The minors season came to a disappointing end on Thursday last as they lost their championship semi-final away to Burt. As was the norm for the season we were under strength on the night due to work commitments and holidays. we travelled with 16 players, four of whom were under 15. It was obvious from the start that the Burt lads were well up for the game and were physically stronger than our team. They had a large vocal support who gave them great encouragement all night. It was very tight in the first half and every ball was ferociously contested. Scores were at a premium and we led at half time 0-4 to 0-2. Burt levelled the scores early in the second half, we again took  a two point lead, but Burt fought back and a long ball deceived our defence and put them into a 1-6 to 0-7 lead. Try as hard as we could we were unable to break down their defence. A goal two minutes into injury time put a gloss on the final scoreline leaving it 2-8 to 0-7 for the Burt men. It was a very frustrating season for the minors with the panel being so small and a number of players not making themselves available this season, but credit to the lads who played their hearts out all year and made the league final losing to a strong Buncrana team. Unfortunately only a handful of players kept up the training for the championship and it was this lack of sharpness and effort that went against us on Thursday night.While the minors bowed out of the Championship on Thursday night, the under 12s made the long trip to Dungloe and came home with their second win of the league. All the squad played very well and fought for every ball and were convincing winners at the end, leaving them on four points after the first two games of the league. They play MacCumhaill’s this Thursday at home. The under 16s were in action in Father Tierney Park against a strong Dungloe team. It was a great game between two very committed teams and while we were lighter than the Dungloe lads, the whole team put in a great effort. We led at half time 3-5 to 3-2. The second half was very exciting and turned into a real shootout between two teams very keen to get the win. Our ability to take our points was the difference as we came out on top on a 5-12 to 6-6 score line. The lads deserve great credit for their efforts so far this season. It was only a couple of months ago it looked like we may not field at under 16 level this season. The win on Saturday makes it two from two in the league so far. We face a difficult trip to Ballybofey on Thursday evening to take on a strong MacCumhaill’s team.Cash for Clothes ends this Thursday last chance to clear out the wardrobes and get rid of any unwanted clothes, shoes, etc and help us fund-raise for the promotion and development of underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh.Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.Summer Camp Aodh Ruadh Summer Camp 2015 is now in progress and attracting great numbers in its first week. The camp is back again next week, Monday 13th July-17th July and runs from 10am to 3pm daily. Each week the camp will cater for all ages from 6 to 14, both BOYS and GIRLS. Activities include skills training, fun and games, Gaelic football, camogie, rounders, hurling and swimming. Applicants should bring a packed lunch as no one will be allowed to leave camp during the day. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm. Cost is as follows: One child €70; Two children €120; Three children €180; Four children €200. For further information contact Sylvester Maguire on 0860532495.Club kitWe now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34,  36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Abbey Centre BingoThe winner of last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was Packie Boyle, Ballyshannon. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre. The game seven summer snowball is now €450 on 50 numbers or less. Plus we still have our spot prize on 42 to be won!Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,400. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Paul Gallagher, Finner; Kathleen Keown, Leggs, Belleek; Kevin O’Connor, Cliffoney; Una Bonner, Assaroe View; and Liam McGowan, Clyhore. Next draw in Pat’s Bar with a Jackpot of €6,500 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: LADIES.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the weekly e-mail newsletter from Aodh Ruadh GAA Club. If you have received it in error, please contact us at info@aodhruadh.org.Follow us on the social mediaFacebook: Aodh Ruadh CLGTwitter: @aodhruadh.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH MINORS EDGE OUT ST NAUL’S IN MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST LEG was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NoticesSport FootballAodh Ruadh’s next league fixtures are this Wednesday 8th July when they travel to take on Naomh Bríd. The senior game throws in at 8pm and is preceded by the reserves at 6.30pm. Aodh Ruadh claimed a 3-4 to 2-4 victory against Saint Naul’s in their first round first leg championship game in Father Tierney Park on Monday evening. However they were made fight every inch of the way by a dogged Mountcharles outfit. The Ballyshannon men didn’t make life easy for themselves either, spurning a number of scoreable chances. The visitors got the better of the opening exchanges and hit the game’s first goal with a lob over Sean Taylor. Aodh Ruadh responded well though and goals from Oisin Roper and Nathan Boyle helped the Ernesiders to a 2-3 to 1-2 lead on the turnover. A well-taken goal by Dylan Gallagher in the second half proved to be the insurance score as Aodh Ruadh just about did enough for the win in this tough physical game. It was a below par performance from Aodh Ruadh but Nathan Boyle, Shane McGrath and Callum O’Halloran all worked hard and Sean Taylor was in super form between the sticks. Under 16 Dylan Gallagher also was lively on his introduction. We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Aodh Ruadh now need a draw or victory in the second leg in Mountcharles next Monday to progress to the next. Throw-in for that game is 7pm. last_img read more

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first_imgGardai were forced to make two arrests following a disturbance at a pub in Letterkenny on Saturday night.It is understood an altercation occurred between a group of men visiting from Northern Ireland.Gardai were called during the disturbance and two men were arrested.  ARRESTS FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE AT LETTERKENNY BAR was last modified: February 23rd, 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:arrestsGardailetterkennypublast_img read more

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