Lay the blame where it rightly belongs

first_imgDear Editor,I watched with great consternation the actions of a Guyanese man at Canal Number One Polder walking in the pouring rain with a long pole swatting down each PPP/C poster he could get his hands on. He was probably removing every PPP/C poster from the lamp posts in that area with the hope that in removing them, he might somehow turn away persons’ interest in the party that flag represents.But I might well tell him that that belief is mistaken because with every poster he removes, persons looking on would be taken aback by the thought, why should a man led by a party sink to such lows to even try to obliterate another party, why? In fact, if anything, it will cause persons to abhor the party rather than embrace it. The question goes even further, why is that political party always in aggressive mode whenever election time comes around? Why are they so peeved, why are they so nervous and out of sorts? These are the burning questions the PNC has to answer.I also bring to your attention two other incidents of base idiotic hostilities, and this other atrocity comes from another Guyanese at Number 10 Village, West Coast Berbice, he too in hostile aggression withstood PPP/C activists erecting symbols of their party on a public lamp post, you are talking here about someone being annoyed, mad at another party erecting its symbol on a “public utility pole,” so asinine a response!It goes beyond crass stupidity, no wonder he was summarily charged for this stupid and senseless act, I say – serves him right – I guess the lawmen would have given him a lecture as to the right and civilised way to behave.Another display of asinine retrogression was PNC supporter Lurlene Nestor bringing out children into the streets to drive out another PPP/C campaign personnel out of the area, here again, a public display of PNC’s emptiness. This activist is well known for her mindless antics and this instance was no different, she gave full vent to her illiteracy.However, there are two things Nestor has to face up to, the first is, children cannot vote in the next election and secondly, Warlock, Sophia and all such communities were given to them by Mrs Janet Jagan when as Home Affairs Minister in the 60s and again as President of “all” of Guyana. That is on record in our history books that no one can erase.And to think of it, the PPP/C did all of these things for the people of our country when the PNC was forcibly removing poor people from off the land! It is really sad when you can repay your helpers in such a lowdown fashion, it all goes to show the retrograde mentality of the PNC and its simpletons for supporters.But I must inform that man of Canal Number One Polder, that the PPP/C will be back to help him and others like himself get jobs and help him make a useful and meaningful contribution to his home and society.I must close here, and I will do so by pointing out the following stark realities, the PNC must stop this retrogression now! The tearing down of Opposition posters must cease immediately, it represents backwardness and stinks of desperation, for too long this party has been going on with this nonsense! Whether in Opposition or in Government – as the case is now – that party is known for its dark deeds and violent behaviour.Readers, I urge you to contrast them with the PPP/C and you will see a huge difference. For starters, we have suffered much these near five years of PNC’s dictatorial rule but never have we ever carried out violence or promoted its use. In all our protests and there have been many, was there any violence, so, why must we tolerate it from them? There have been no Molotov cocktails or channa bombs at our protests or campaign rallies, no one has ever been beaten or ridiculed or their houses burnt; we have carried out a peaceful and dignified campaign throughout these five years.So, my point remains that the print and electronic media must lay blame where it rightfully belongs, please be honest with yourselves and come out plainly and tell the PNC that they need to stop the violence now!Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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Less Than 400 Ebola Cases Nationwide as Ebola Declines, Says Dorbor Jallah

first_imgRestrictions on the movement of people, quarantining of communities and positive response to the frequent washing of hands and avoiding infested dead bodies have helped to reduce the infection rate of the Ebola virus throughout Liberia, according to Mr. James Dorbor Jallah, Deputy Incident Manager for support services at the Incident Management System.Moreover as the Dry Season approaches in Liberia, he said, intense heat and sunlight will contribute to Liberia’s effort to eradicate the disease. The Ebola Virus has been described as ‘fragile’ by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, and is easily destroyed by heat and sunlight.The Incident Management System, (IMS) is the body that has replaced the National Ebola Taskforce set up by the Liberian government earlier in the Ebola fight, headed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.  Mr. Jallah told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview in Monrovia Sunday that despite the optimism, “We should remember that we are still fighting the Ebola Virus disease and, therefore, there is no need for celebration.”  Instead, he emphatically stated that the Liberian public should continue to take all safety measures, including regular hand washing, refraining from touching infected persons or dead bodies, avoiding all cultural and traditional practices that could spread the disease and  avoiding movement from one area to another.     According to Mr. Jallah, coordinated information reaching his office from the various Ebola Treatment Units, (ETUs), indicates that across the country, “there are less than 400 people who are in treatment.” “Therefore,” Jallah said, “there are more than 300 ETUs that are empty, which means they are without people who are being treated for the virus.” The latest report has also made it clear that decisions and recommendations approved by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and implemented by the Liberian government have worked to reduce increased infection from the insidious disease, Mr. Jallah said.  “All of us should continue with the measures outlined in this fight,” he said, “because the less than 400 people being treated in the various ETUs is still a high number,” he noted.   With particular reference to the six hardest hit counties of Montserrado, Bomi, Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Margibi, Jallah said, “Lofa County, particularly Foya and Barkedu, have registered less than ten persons in treatment in the last couple of weeks.”   At the peak of its infection, Jallah said, nearly eighty people were admitted at the ETU in Foya, with most of the cases coming from Quarduboni.   “The infection reduced tremendously when the communities in Lofa and citizens from areas in Monrovia, including religious leaders, got involved,” Jallah disclosed. “They implemented the measures issued by government and that has brought relief,” he said. Jallah said, “Currently, Foya has reported no new cases and the 120 bed ETU is empty.” While these reports show a success story, the World Health Organization, (WHO) has indicated that there could be 10,000 infections weekly in the coming weeks in Liberia. But with the dry season now in Liberia, as mentioned earlier, nature could work to support the fight against Ebola, according to health officials.   Since there are “sparks” of cases now and then, according to Jallah, “Liberia is still in the woods, meaning the country is not yet out of danger.  However, recent reports on the decline in the use of the ETUs do not support the WHO’s dire prediction.  Jallah, whose division coordinates and ensures the effective provision of non-medical support to the Incident Management System, (IMS), said the re-organization of the National Ebola Task Force, headed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is effective in its fight against the disease.   He insisted that what could be considered as a success story came about and would continue if Liberians and residents take the following measures daily: Avoid touching sick or dead persons; Avoid movement from one community to another, particularly for people who may have been exposed to the virus and If one gets exposed to the virus, observe the 21-day quarantine.   Other measures are: Avoid contact with sick, symptomatic, or dead person’s saliva, excretion, vomit, urine, semen, etc.; Wash your hands regularly and Wash your hands when entering AND leaving buildings, since it is possible for an infected person to leave a virus on surfaces and other areas which people find easy to touch, such as door handles and stair rails.   Meanwhile Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, Incident Manager of the Incident Management System of the Ebola Response, corroborated Mr. Jallah’s report yesterday in a phone interview and added that since October 19, there have been 329 patients in ETUs with 725 bed capacity across the country.  “While we are encouraged by such a prospect, it does not mean we are free from the disease,” Nyenswah said. “It is too early to determine why there are not many cases and we are investigating.”   Nyenswah said there are possibilities that “We have Ebola infected individuals in our various communities,” stressing on the need to follow measures outlined by the Liberian government in its fight against the disease.  In addition a source at the Foya Ebola Treatment Unit, (ETU), confirmed to the Daily Observer yesterday in a telephone interview that “in the last two and half weeks, there have been no new cases.” This corroborates information from the nerve center in Monrovia.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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GDF Captain caught with firearm, ammo and ganja

first_img– Chief of Staff continues to remain mum on matters involving ranks’ crimesAnother military official is now in hot water after he was caught with an unlicensed .32 Taurus pistol with magazine, a quantity of ammunition, and a quantity of cannabis in the motor vehicle he was driving along Avenue of the Republic on Monday.The motor vehicle (PXX 94) that the firearm, rounds and suspected cannabis were found in.Three other men were arrested including a pork knocker, who was the lone passenger in the army rank’s car at the time of the discovery and arrest.The other two – a farmer and a carpenter – were also taken into custody after they were spotted exiting the vehicle moments before Police swooped down on the car.The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rank has been identified as a 30-year-old Coast Guard Captain who was on detachment in New Amsterdam, Berbice.Reports are that around 14:00h on Monday at Avenue of the Republic and Croal Street, Georgetown, Police ranks attached to the Brickdam Police Station received information about the military official and the vehicle he was operating.The suspected cannabis along with the .32 Taurus firearm, magazine and live rounds discovered in the motorcar that the GDF Captain was driving on Monday.The police managed to intercept the car (PXX 94) and escort the driver and the lone occupant to the police station where a search was conducted.In the middle pocket of the car, the .32 Taurus pistol with magazine and two live .32 rounds of ammunition were found and a bulky parcel wrapped with transparent plastic containing suspected cannabis was discovered in the trunk of the vehicle.The Coast Guard Captain was grilled about the firearm since he was not the owner but he reportedly related that the weapon belongs to his father-in-law, who is a businessman in East Bank Essequibo (EBE).He told the police that he would usually have his father-in-law’s firearm in his possession.According to a police source, the parcel with the suspected cannabis and firearm were dusted for latent prints but none were uplifted.However, when this publication contacted the GDF’s Chief of Staff, Brigadier Patrick West, for a comment on the issue and update on the military rank, he once again rudely redirected the newspaper to make contact with the army’s Public Relations Office.“This is the office of the Chief of Staff. If it [is] a public relations matter, call the public relations department. Is it a personal matter or a public relations matter? Please exercise the protocol if it is public relations”, West told Guyana Times before disconnecting the call. This was not the first time the military personnel was rude to the media house.last_img read more

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The month of April creating wildfire conditions in the Peace Region

first_imgOne of the fires was near Beatton River Park and the other near Mile 24 of the Alaska Highway.“Generally April, especially in your neck of the woods, is our driest month of the year – especially for grass and things like that,” says Kelsh. “People are starting to do their burning and we’ve had a very windy April as well.”Kelsh says a recent concern of a wildfire near Wilder Creek turned out to be a resident burning on private property and was not a threat.- Advertisement -“They were in compliance and they had their burn registration numbers and all the resources on hand – so we just checked it out and left.”Kelsh concludes by reminding residents that wildfire season is upon us, and if the right equipment is not available, the wind and dry conditions can easily result in a grass fire escaping its perimeter.last_img read more

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‘Less scary’ PSG face challenge of surprising Angers

first_img0Shares0000Love in: Neymar has scored PSG’s last three Ligue 1 goal including the winner against Botdeaux © AFP/File / MEHDI FEDOUACHPARIS, France, Oct 4 – First place in Ligue 1 will be on the line on Saturday when leaders Paris Saint-Germain host their surprising challengers Angers at Parc des Princes.With many of their traditional rivals, notably Lyon, Monaco and Marseille, languishing in the lower half of the table, PSG have moved two points clear with a string of narrow victories. Since the start of September, PSG have only won one game by more than one goal. That was am impressive 3-0 home victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League.They have won three of their last four Ligue 1 matches 1-0, with Neymar scoring a late winner each time: in the 70th minute against Bordeaux, the 87th minute at Lyon and two minutes into added time against Strasbourg.Yet in their last home game they lost 2-0 to mid-table Reims.PSG, who have scored more than 100 goals in each of the last two seasons, have hit just 13 in eight matches. Angers have scored 16.It could be that Neymar has to shoulder the attacking load alone once more as the recently returned Kylian Mbappe is an injury doubt for Saturday.Stephane Moulin, the Angers manager, believes the long sequence of injuries, notably to Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani, has blunted PSG.“They have been a little less scary for the past six months, because they have had a lot of players missing,” said Moulin, who has been in charge since 2011, longer than any other manager in the big five European Leagues.Neymar insists, that, even though he had given the impression in the summer that he was desperate for a divorce, he remains committed to PSG.“It’s like when you are in a relationship with your girlfriend,” he said this week. “When things aren’t going well between you, you don’t speak to each other. But with a lot of love and cuddles, everything gets back in order. I am here to help PSG.”One to watch: Saint-Etienne hot seatLyon make the 60km trip to Saint-Etienne for the match known simply as ‘Le Derby’ but they will not be taking any fans with them. The local police have banned them saying there is a “proven” risk of confrontation.The authorities in Lyon banned Saint-Etienne fans last November.Saint-Etienne’s fans will have their stadium to themselves for Le Derby on Sunday © AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZESWhile Lyon, who have finished in the top four in 20 of the last 21 seasons, are an embarrassing 11th in the 20-team division their ancient enemies are one point but, significantly, eight places worse off.Manager Ghislain Printant seemed doomed since his team was humiliated at Angers on September 22. He was on the bench as Saint-Etienne hosted Wolfsburg in the Europa League on Thursday, but it the only question might be whether Saint-Etienne can bring in a replacement by Sunday.Jean-Louis Gasset, who retired as Saint-Etienne manager after last season, and the much-travelled Antoine Kombouare, are being linked with the post. The most intriguing suggestion is Claude Puel, fired by Leicester in February. He would probably be happy the ban would prevent a reunion with Lyon fans. He managed their club for three seasons from 2008 to 2011.Key stats2 – Number of matches Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud is banned after going into the referee’s changing room after a home draw with Montpellier.7 – Goals in all competitions by Lille’s top scorer Victor Osimhen, all scored at home.7- PSG have won all seven games in which Idrissa Gueye has appeared this season, without conceding a goal.FixturesFridayAmiens v Marseille (2145)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Angers (1830), Brest v Metz, Dijon v Strasbourg, Montpellier v Monaco, Nantes v Nice, Toulouse v Bordeaux (all 2100)SundayLille v Nimes (1600), Rennes v Reims (1800), Saint-Etienne v Lyon (2200)0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Area teams in running for A-Rod

first_imgHandicapping these sweepstakes is sure to be tricky. The Dodgers’ chances of landing Rodriguez certainly have been altered with the news that the team might make Joe Torre its next manager. Rodriguez and Torre were together in the Bronx for the past four seasons. During that time, Rodriguez averaged 43 home runs and 128 RBIs per season. Dodgers officials were unavailable for comment as they presumably tend to the Torre proceedings. Speculation as to where Rodriguez will land next season has been going on all summer. It intensified during the deciding game of the World Series on Sunday night, when Boras officially said his client would opt out of his contract. That means Rodriguez will walk away from a guaranteed $72 million. He had three years remaining on a record-breaking, 10-year, $252 million deal he signed with the Texas Rangers before the 2001 season. According to reports, Major League Baseball on Monday received the letter that officially requested Rodriguez’s release from the deal. The opt-out clause was written into the contract. The Angels have made it no secret that they are interested in upgrading their offensive attack. But as dominating as he can be, Rodriguez might not fit into their plans. Angels owner Arte Moreno has repeatedly said that even though he respects Rodriguez as a player, he has no interest in placing 25 percent of the team’s payroll in the hands of one player. Indications are that Rodriguez could be seeking anywhere from $200 million to $240 million over eight seasons. Asked about Rodriguez at the conclusion of the season, Manager Mike Scioscia did not sound as if he is expecting to pencil Rodriguez’s name in the 2008 lineup. “I would speak to what Arte said, and I agree to what he says,” new Angels general manager Tony Reagins said. “You want to position yourself to make your club better. For the club and the fans, if it makes sense, then you will explore the opportunity.” This might not make sense, though. “Obviously we will do things within reason,” Reagins said, declining to speak about Rodriguez in particular. “There is not an endless bank here. It has to make economic sense and it has to make baseball sense.” According to reports, the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets and San Francisco Giants are expected to be interested in Rodriguez along with the Angels and Dodgers. Also Angels outfielder Tommy Murphy and right-hander Marc Gwyn were outrighted off the 40-man roster and are now minor league free agents. Another spot on the Angels’ 40-man roster was cleared when outfielder Nick Gorneault was claimed off outright waivers by the Texas Rangers. doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BASEBALL: Dodgers and Angels both given a good chance to sign Rodriguez. By Doug Padilla Staff Writer You can bet on this: Alex Rodriguez will be playing for the Angels or Dodgers on opening day in 2008. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Really, you can bet on it. Now that Rodriguez has opted out of his lucrative New York Yankees contract to become a free agent, a proposition bet on where he might land is being offered by the gambling Web site www.bodoglife.com. The site is giving 3-to-1 odds that Rodriguez will be wearing Angels red next season, the lowest odds on the board. Just behind the Angels are the Dodgers, coming in at 4-to-1 to land A-Rod. Where the two-time MVP really ends up is anybody’s guess. Rodriguez is about to earn his third league MVP award in the coming weeks. Adding to the speculation that A-Rod will land in Southern California is information from a former National League general manager who is still involved in the day-to-day operations of a major league club. He has indicated that Rodriguez recently purchased property in the Orange County area. The unsubstantiated information could mean that Rodriguez already has his sights on joining the Angels, Dodgers, or even the San Diego Padres. Or not. It could just mean that his Orange County-based agent, Scott Boras, found him a sweet deal on a long-term investment. last_img read more

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Suspended NFL star Michael Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RICHMOND, Va. – Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for his role in a dogfighting conspiracy that involved gambling and killing pit bulls. The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback could have been sentenced up to five years by District Judge Henry E. Hudson. Vick was dressed in a black-and-white striped prison suit and apologized to the court and his family. Vick pleaded guilty in August, admitting he bankrolled the “Bad Newz Kennels” dogfighting operation and helped kill six to eight dogs. In a plea agreement, he admitted bankrolling the dogfighting ring on his 15-acre property in rural southeastern Virginia and helping kill pit bulls that did not perform well in test fights. He also admitted providing money for bets on the fights but said he never shared in any winnings.last_img read more

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ROSSES COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS LEFT ‘ALL SHOOK UP’ AHEAD OF NEW CONCERT

first_imgRosses Community School is about to stage what has been described by those involved as their biggest production to date. Rosses Community School have put on some fabulous plays in the past and their latest production promises to be the best yet.Teacher Dáire Gillen who is the director of the production told Donegal Daily, “RCS All Shook Up” features the classic jukebox music of Elvis Presley and a cast of 114 students from 1st, 2nd, TY and 5th year. “The cast have been extremely dedicated and have been rehearsing every day and also on weekends since October.The play is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley.It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swivelling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes.The production will include classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Burnin’ Love.” The huge cast is led by Barry Curran, who plays Chad, Patrice Boyle, plays Natalie and there accompanied by regulars Bridgeen Doherty, special needs assistant at the school, who plays Sylvia and local musician Alan Cowley, who will play Jim.The production will be directed by Daire Gillen, English teacher; Suzanne Gallagher, Special needs assistant, Amie Robinson, Geography teacher and Mary Brennan, French Teacher.The music for the show is provided by David Oliver and his band from Strabane.Dáire added, “It’s a hilarious story of love and identity, and you’re assured to be astounded by the amazingly talented youth of the Rosses, anyone who has been at previous RCS productions will tell you this is one show that is not to be missed.Ticket prices are reduced for the opening night, Feb. 10th, performance to 8 euro adult,/ 4 euro student, and are 10 euro adult,/ 5 euro student for the three remaining nights. “RCS All Shook Up” begins at 6.30 on Feb. 10th and at 8pm Feb. 11th to 13th. ROSSES COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS LEFT ‘ALL SHOOK UP’ AHEAD OF NEW CONCERT was last modified: February 3rd, 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:’ALL Shook Up’Elvis PresleyEntertainmentFeaturesPlayProductionRCSlast_img read more

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GAA: NÓTAÍ NA CEALLA BEAGA

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 5, 11, 19 and 21. There were five winners of Match 3 Numbers. Clare Carberry, 5 Points, Killybegs, Clare Tully Killybegs, Jason Callaghan, Tullid, Killybegs, Angela Louther, Mountcharles and Ban Clan, Killybegs. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €1,800. Match 3 is €60. The Killotto is now online. If you would like to do the Killotto and are not at home, go online to the new website www.killybegsgaa.com and follow the link for the instructions.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prize went to Carmel McGinley, Carrick. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,750 on 48 calls.0 on 46 calls.edr againstng in The Ulster Final is an all ticket final. Anyone requiring tickets should contact MacDara 0879119505 by Friday the 8th of JulyThe Ladies got beat in the 2nd round against Cloghaneely on Sunday. With too many wide’s in the opening few minutes it killed us towards the final few minutes. Thanks again for the great support. Final score: Cloghaneely 1-11 Killybegs 1-06 The Under 8’s have a home blitz this Friday evening at 6p.m. in Fintra. Please come along and support our young boys and girls on the night. Thanks to St. Nauls for a successful under 8 blitz last week. We had many great performances on a night not ideal for playing flowing football.GAA: NÓTAÍ NA CEALLA BEAGA was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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:killybegs gaa noteslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS – NAOMH COLMCILLE SENIORS GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS

first_imgThe seniors and reserves both recorded vital wins at home in the league against Aodh Ruadh on Saturday evening.The seniors got back to winning ways against Aodh Ruadh, gaining some revenge for the narrow loss in Ballyshannon earlier in the year. The final score was Naomh Colmcille 1-14 1-6 Aodh Ruadh. Next up is a trip to Ballintra to take on Naomh Brid on Saturday evening (22nd).The reserves turned in a great performance from start to finish to defeat Aodh Ruah on Saturday. The home side were on top from the start and had built up a lead of 1-11 to 0-1 at half time, the goal coming courtesy of a shot that looped in over the keeper from a very tight angle from David O’Brien. Further second half goals from Conor Grant, Andrew Clarke and Michael Friel contributed to a final scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 4-16 0-7 Aodh Ruadh. An away fixture at Naomh Brid is up next for the reserves next Saturday. Well done to the u8s who hosted their Northern board blitz on Saturday; Buncrana and MacCumhaills were the visitors to a wet Pairc Colmcille. There was a great turn out by the team and parents in difficult weather conditions; the team showed great team spirit in their games with young players showing fantastic leadership. Thanks to all the helpers, referees, parents and to Buncrana and MacCumhaills for coming. New players (boys and girls) are most welcome to come and have fun.The u12s visited MacCumhaills on Monday evening. The green team were beaten in their match, while the yellow team were narrowly beaten in the other match. The next fixture for both teams is at Naomh Padraig Lifford on Monday (17th) at 7:00 pm.A Feile meeting for both senior and minor boards is on Tuesday (18th) at 8:30 pm.The u14s are scheduled to meet Termon in the championship in Newtown on Wednesday (deferred from last week); see website and Facebook for more details and updates. U10s have a blitz this Saturday (22nd) – more details during the week by text and on Facebook/website.Preparations are well underway on and off the pitch for Naomh Colmcille’s participation in Division 3 of the upcoming Feile Peil na nOg competition. Naomh Colmcille are hosting Monaghan Harps from Monaghan. The team take on Monaghan Harps at Pairc Colmcille on Friday 28th June at 1:30 pm, and then travel to Mountcharles on Saturday morning (29th June) to take on St. Brigids (Roscommon) and St. Nauls. In addition one of the players will compete in a skills test at St. Nauls. The Division 3 semi-finals take place in Craigbane (Derry) on Saturday afternoon, with the final taking place in Owenbeg (Derry) on Sunday (30th June) at 12:00 noon. All parents are encouraged to get involved as much as possible to make this a memorable occasion for everyone asociated with the team and club. The club are running a ‘Guess the score’ competition for the Donegal v Down match as a fundraiser for the team – each line costs €2 with €100 on offer to the winner. A clean-up of the grounds and clubhouse is scheduled for Thursday evening (20th June) from 6:00 pm – all help appreciated.The Naomh Colmcille Cul Camp is due to take place on 8-12 July.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme; please hand in the vouchers to Adrian Marsh so they can be counted and sent off. Good luck to all club members involved in the Junior and Leaving Cert exams.Training and Match ScheduleThe use of mouthguards for all underage players will be compulsory from this year onwards, and for all ages (including seniors) from next year. More details available at http://www.gaa.ie/mouthguards/; and on the club website.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page. Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.New players most welcome for all teams. Come along to the session scheduled below, or contact the team coach/manager (contact details on the training schedule section of the club website) for details.U8. Training continues Saturday 22nd June at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour.U10. Training continues Friday 21st June at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour.U12. Training continues Friday 21st June at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour. Away match on Monday (17th) at 7:00 pm against Naomh Padraig Lifford.U14. Training continues on Tuesday (18th June) at 6:00 pm sharp for one hour (TBC). Championship match against Termon scheduled for Wednesday (19th) – check Facebook / website for updates,U16. Training resumes on Monday 17th June at 6:30 pm.Minors. See Facebook page and website for training updates during the week.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Tuesday (18th) and Thursday (20th) at 7 pm sharp. The session will run for 1.5 hours. Both teams are then away to Naomh Brid in the league next Saturday (times TBC). See Facebook and website during the week for updates.Naomh Colmcille Weekly LottoThis week’s numbers were 2, 15, 18, 22, 33. Senna Callaghan, Ernie Duncan and Declan Coyle matched three numbers and won €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €3000. The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS – NAOMH COLMCILLE SENIORS GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS was last modified: June 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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