‘No Law Bans Political Parties from Violating NEC’s Threshold’

first_imgSupreme Court Justices– Supreme Court reserves ruling in 10 political parties’ disqualification claimsAn argument on Thursday over whether or not 11 registered political parties should be disqualified from contesting the October 10 presidential and legislative elections for violating the new elections threshold law turned sour for former Justice Minister Lavela Korbo Johnson, who pushed for the action against the parties.The argument at the Supreme Court resulted from a complaint filed by Johnson’s lawyer, Amara Sheriff, against the National Elections Commission (NEC), contending that the electoral body was in violation of Chapter 4 Section 4.5 (1a) of the amended Elections Law to have qualified the political parties. The court on Thursday reserved its judgment on the matter.Section (1-a) provides that “The list of candidates sent by a political party to the commission for an election must include a candidate for at least half of all the (73) constituencies in the election.” Meaning, the party should have at least a threshold of 37 candidates; a requirement, Sheriff argued, they did not meet. The NEC withdrew from the legal argument, although they had earlier denied Johnson’s  complaint to the NEC. Johnson is not contesting any position in the upcoming election. Their withdrawal left the political parties to defend themselves at Thursday’s deliberations.During the hearing, the five judges were eager to know from Sheriff whether the law called for the banning of political parties that do not meet the threshold – a question that Johnson’s lawyer could not answer. Sheriff’s non-compliant posture prompted one of the justices, Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, to say, “There is no law that bans political parties that violate Section 4.5 (1a).” Justice Ja’neh asked Sheriff, “Can you show me the law?” But again, Sheriff could not  answer the Justice.Earlier, Cllr. Sheriff had argued that the new law sets a threshold that must be executed by the NEC, saying: “When a party does not meet the threshold it is the mandate of the law that NEC does not qualify such a party for an election because doing so would amount to making a new law, which authority the NEC does not possess.”Sheriff named the parties as Change Democratic Party (CDP) – 14 candidates; Liberia National Union (LINU) – 25 candidates; True Whig Party (TWP) – 30 candidates; Victory for Change; and Vision For Liberia Transformation (VOLT). Others are Grass Root Democratic Party (GDPL) – 27 candidates; Liberia for Prosperity Party (LFP) – 2 candidates; Redemption Democratic Congress (RDC) – 13 candidates; New Liberia Party (NLP) – 5 candidates; and the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC).Meanwhile, NEC’s hearing officers denied the complaint and only managed to impose a fine of US$500 against the parties. In counterargument before the NEC’s decision, two of the 11 political parties, Change Democratic Party (CDP) and the Grand Old True Whig Party, asked for the dismissal of the complaint, because they (parties) are in full compliance with the new elections law. The CDP also argued that the law only requires political parties to submit at least 36.5 candidates to contest in half of the constituencies during the ensuing elections to the NEC, a “provision which the CDP has adhered to and fully obeyed.”The True Whig Party, meanwhile, has complied with the new elections law, and have sent a total of 42 candidates to the NEC to be vetted consistent with the commission’s own guidelines to qualify contestants in the October elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of July 31

first_img– Advertisement – Sunday, Aug 1, 2010  10.00 AMAfrican Children’s ChoirFort St.John Alliance ChurchMusic Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 – Sunday, Aug 1, 2010 Taylor – 38th Annual World Gold Panning ChampionshipPeace Island ParkChildren & Family ,Celebration Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 – Monday, Aug 2, 2010 Peace Country OpenLakepoint Golf and Country ClubSports & Fitnesscenter_img Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 – Sunday, Aug 8, 2010 Photo Scavenger HuntVisitor CentreCommunity Below is a list of community events taking place this long weekend in Fort St. John and the rest of the North Peace.If you have a community event you’d like listed here, email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com Saturday, Jul 31, 2010  09.00 AM – 04.00 PMFarmer’s MarketNorth Peace ArenaMarket ,Communitylast_img read more

Fitness and finance jostle for football pre-season spotlight

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane (C) leads a training session at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, in June 2017 © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISPARIS, France, Jul 12 – Real Madrid and Barcelona square off in a rare overseas Clasico while Manchester United and Manchester City meet for the first time outside Britain as the world’s leading clubs strive to optimise their pre-season preparations.Pre-season tours have grown significantly in importance over the past decade as teams promote their brand visibility while simultaneously striving to ensure players are ready to hit the ground running. Asia, Australia and the United States are popular destinations for the top clubs, but there is more to these trips than simply pitching up and kicking a ball.AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund kick off the International Champions Cup (ICC) in Guangzhou, China, on July 18, the first of 19 matches in a pre-season tournament featuring several of Europe’s top clubs spread across three countries.Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich then meet Arsenal in Shanghai before the Gunners take on Premier League champions Chelsea in Beijing.“What I really stress whenever somebody comes out here is that the game is probably actually the least important part. It’s really just 90 minutes,” Tom Elsden, senior client manager with Shanghai-based Mailman Group, told AFP.“You can’t expect to come out here on a China tour or do one deal and you’ve made it. It’s a continuous commitment to this market.“You need to come out every year or other year to continue that connection with fans, relationships with sponsors and grassroots initiatives. It’s a long-term play.”Elsden, whose company handles the China digital marketing presence for a range of internationally known players, clubs and leagues, adds: “In China, this is still the first generation of real sports fans. So teams can come out here for the next five, 10, 15 years and pull in a fan that has no natural allegiance.”– ‘Perfect marriage’​ –Bayern Munich’s players warm up during a training session in Munich, on July 1, 2017 © DPA/AFP/File / Andreas GebertChelsea, Bayern and Inter Milan will also visit Singapore, but the bulk of the fixtures take place Stateside where Jose Mourinho’s United play Pep Guardiola’s City on July 20th in Houston, with European champions Real meeting arch rivals Barcelona in Miami on July 29 — the first Clasico held outside Spain since 1982 in Venezuela.Charlie Stillitano, chairman of Relevent Sports which oversees the ICC, believes the appeal of the US is its “perfect marriage of commercialism and football”.“(Clubs) have an opportunity to have training facilities which are second to none,” says Stillitano. “(Zinedine) Zidane came last year (with Real), they didn’t do anything except train for 10 days, then they play very competitive matches.“It was always thought that pre-seasons should be playing against easy teams, don’t stress the players, they will only come to America for really what they said was marketing, but they weren’t really doing much, except just coming.“Now everything has changed. Now the players are serious, the commercial departments are serious.”Stillitano credits Mourinho for changing the way clubs approach their pre-season plans.“The guy who really led the way was Jose Mourinho in 2004. Alex Ferguson said later in his book that he learned a lot from Jose, because Jose won the Premier League two years in a row and Jose attributed the two titles in a row to playing big teams in pre-seasons and being ready,” he explained.But Stillitano notes the marked difference between tours to the US and Asia.“The idea of a long pre-season doesn’t really exist in China or Singapore,” he says. “It’s much more commercially driven, they come in, try to play games in a short amount of time, they do their preparation first at home and then leave.”After the Manchester derby, United will play Real in Santa Clara — a fixture that drew a record US crowd of 109,318 at Michigan Stadium in 2014 — in a dress rehearsal for next month’s European Super Cup, before meeting Barca, while City play Real in Los Angeles and round out their tour against Tottenham Hotspur.“The US, which we’re visiting this year, and China, which we toured last summer, are two of the biggest and fastest growing football markets in the world,” says Tom Glick, chief commercial officer at City Football Group.“There are few better ways to enhance awareness and exposure of our club in particular markets than having our players on the ground, training, playing and meeting fans.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool clash a baptism of fire for Madrid-bound Eder Militao

first_img0Shares0000Brazilian defender Eder Militao (L) arrived at Porto last August from Sao Paulo © AFP/File / MIGUEL RIOPALISBON, Portugal, Apr 8 – He will become the most expensive player ever in Portuguese football when he completes a Sh5.6 billion ($56.5 million) move to Real Madrid this July, but before that Eder Militao will attempt to help Porto overcome Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.The 21-year-old Brazil international last month became Madrid’s first signing since Zinedine Zidane returned to the club as coach for a second spell. A central defender who can also operate at right-back, Militao will join the Spanish giants on a six-year deal until 2025 and reinforce a Real backline that has often been diminished by injuries this season.His transfer will eclipse the previous Portuguese record set by Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, who left Porto for Monaco in 2013 in a move worth 45 million euros.“Real have made a good signing,” said Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who starred with both Real and Spain for over a decade.“He’s a boy who was talked about a lot in Brazil and who Porto gambled on because he was very young. He’s shown real character and great desire to prove his worth,” Casillas told Spanish sports daily As.A native of Sertaozinho, in southern Brazil, Militao made his international debut for the five-time World Cup winners in September.Eder Militao has two caps for Brazil © AFP/File / MIGUEL RIOPAHe earned his second cap in a 1-1 draw with Panama last month and will hope to be part of Tite’s Copa America squad for this summer’s tournament in Brazil.“We started to track Militao while he was at Sao Paulo,” Brazil national team coordinator Edu told Marca.“He had this special strength, something very different. Real paid what they paid because they came to the same conclusion as us: he’s a player who has a very promising future.”Militao broke into the Sao Paulo first team in January 2017 after rising through the club’s youth ranks, and 18 months later he was snapped up by Porto for seven million euros.His adaptation to European football was swift and he quickly earned a starting place in Sergio Conceicao’s side.While the January arrival of Portugal veteran Pepe, a three-time Champions League winner with Madrid, forced Militao over to right-back, he will resume his partnership with Felipe for Tuesday’s first leg at Anfield with Pepe suspended.The pair will face a tall order against Liverpool’s front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino — who combined to put five goals past Porto on the way to a 5-0 aggregate victory in last season’s last 16.But it should be a welcome challenge for Militao ahead of his move to the record 13-time European champions.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bush, Hillary Clinton ‘Most Admired’

first_imgWASHINGTON – They’re the odd couple again: George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton, the most admired man and woman in America. Though they stand on opposite sides of a political divide, the Republican president and the Democratic senator from New York are sharing the honor for a sixth straight year, according to a USA Today-Gallup poll. They didn’t win by much. Oprah Winfrey and Clinton’s husband, former president Bill, were right behind. The president has won the most-admired title every year since 1981. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson – The Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

COMPANY PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP FOR DIASPORA ACROSS AMERICA

first_imgThe Boston Old State HouseDonegal will be promoted as a world-class place to live and do business, at a leading Irish-American event in Boston this week.The annual conference of Irish Networks USA, which connects Irish associations in cities across the US in order to bolster business, cultural, and community links between the United States and Ireland, is taking place between 5th and 8th November.Irish and Irish-American professionals living across the US will attend the event, to engage with the Irish diaspora and with key envoys from Irish businesses. Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, those attending will have the opportunity to hear from speakers including the Irish Ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, and Mark Redmond, Chief Executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. Additional backing for the event comes from Tourism Ireland and leading Donegal-based company, Randox Laboratories, which boasts facilities in Dungloe, as well as Co. Antrim and the Greater Washington DC area.Through reaching out to the Irish diaspora in the US, the company plans to promote the growing economy in Donegal through the creation of hundreds of new jobs over the next few years, as well as promote opportunities at the US facility near Washington DC.The event kicks off on Thursday evening with a welcome gathering for those who have travelled to Boston from across the US, before the conference begins on Friday 6th November, where attendees will engage on a range of topics including global education, transatlantic business links, and the global Irish diaspora network. Delegates are then invited to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Irish Network Boston at the historic venue of Massachusetts Old State House.Mark Campbell, Senior Manager at Randox Laboratories, is speaking at the conference. Mark said “We are delighted to promote Donegal as a world-class destination for life-science professionals. Working with the diaspora network, we can get the message out there that Donegal has exciting career opportunities, great community networks and strong infrastructure, proving it to be a highly desirable place to work and live.“Additionally, as Randox expands its operations in the US, we are keen to promote our facility in the Greater Washington DC area where there will be increasing job opportunities over the next few months.”COMPANY PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP FOR DIASPORA ACROSS AMERICA was last modified: November 4th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgSanta Clarita chapter of Century City Ski Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Beverly Hillbillies Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY Workshop for Nonprofits on media relations, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the SCV Resource Center in the Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $60. Call (661) 250-3720. SCV Quilt Guild auction, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Adva Price at (661) 298-1385. Mom’s Mixer, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Liz Hodson at (661) 255-6044 for directions. Safe Surrender meeting, 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall. Call Victoriana Donnelly at (661) 253-8761. SCVSingles will have a mixer, 7 p.m. at The Greens, 26501 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Golf: $8. Call (661) 222-2900. Le Tip Business Network Group will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333 or visit www.allvalleyletip.com. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. FRIDAY AARP Driver Safety class, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY AARP Driver Safety class, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Free used oil recycling kits will be distributed, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kragen Auto Parts, 26850 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Trail Team will meet to clear trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Flame of Life volunteers will install new officers 6 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Terrie Cipriano at (661) 253-8082. last_img read more

A BRAND NEW CYCLE AS ERRIGAL INTERNATIONAL YOUTH TOUR SADDLES UP

first_imgIn mid March word was filtering through from the West of Ireland that the successful Mayo Youth Tour under the guidance of Connacht Cycling was not going ahead due to unforeseen circumstances.The event which attracted an entry of 186 riders from a variety of nations in 2011 was about to be scored off the Irish cycling calendar for 2012. For many young homegrown riders in this country this was devastating news as the ‘Youth Tour’ weekend was the highlight of their summer and their ‘Grand Tour’ if you like.Not only is the ‘Youth Tour’ weekend a form of competition but also a time for many parents to have their annual get together not only from Ireland but also from the British Isles, South Africa et al.The Youth Tour is a prestige cycling event for our children in this country as it gives them not only a competition but it also introduces children from other countries to their communities and their circle of friends. Of course, from a competition point of view it is a great marker for where they are at in comparison to their foreign compatriots. It also integrates many different nationalities and cultures so overall it is a great learning experience for the children.A relatively young club, Errigal Cycling Club in County Donegal heard of the news. Errigal Cycling Club was formed in the later stages of 2008 by a group of leisure cyclists. The club has grown extensively over the last four years with particular attention in nurturing youth development. Earlier this year the club held their annual Cycling Ireland Sprocket Rocket program with over 100 children signing on for the six week program. The club is largely rural based with members from Annagry to Dunfanaghy and Carrigart to Letterkenny.At their monthly club meeting on the 20th March 2012 one of the items on the agenda was the cancellation of the Mayo Youth Tour 2012… and from that night on the word cancellation wasn’t even heard of! There was a massive response from the club members at the meeting and the club decided that they would take on the event. In many respects it was a brave decision and it meant the club immersing themselves in unknown waters but a demanding performance challenge tends to create a team. It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.Next step was to decide on a venue for the North Western Donegal Club – with so many members from different small communities there was much anticipation and voices from many members and let’s be honest this was not an easy task! Our first meeting was a bit like the Good Friday agreement! – There were many words and it showed the passion and enthusiasm within the club! Trying to select a venue that each club member was happy with but more to the point the location that would suit the competitors and teams adequately. As the club is rural based there was one common goal and that was to base the event in a small community rather than going into an urban town where the atmosphere of the event would be most certainly diluted.Finally, after much deliberation the club decided on Churchill as the host village for 2012 Errigal International Youth Tour. Churchill is a small village located 8 miles from Donegal’s largest town Letterkenny. The village’s name is derived from its location on a small hilltop. The village boasts a post office, one grocery shop, a take away and three pubs. The local Catholic Church is located a mile away while there is a Church of Ireland located in the village itself.In early April, Cycling Ireland gave the club their seal of approval to proceed with the event and offered much valued funding plus assistance.Cycling Ulster were right on board from the off and the enthusiasm shown by Marian and Tommy Lamb was met by all. On the 14th of May in the conference Centre at Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal, the “1er Errigal International Youth Tour 2012” was launched by the Mayor of Donegal, Fine Gael Cllr – Noel McBride in front of a massive audience of approximately 200 people. There were people from all corners of Ireland at the launch including a large turnout of officials from both Cycling Ireland and Cycling Ulster. Honorary Secretary of Cycling Ireland Jack Watson attended the event that night and he also lent his expertise as he carried out a reconnaissance on the stages earlier that day. Jack said his first response was on hearing Errigal Cycling Club were taking on the event was-“They’ll never manage it. It’s a 12-month project.” But after visiting the tour routes and facilities and meeting with club members today, he said, “I have no doubt you will make it”.It was great from a club’s point of view to hear these words of encouragement as this was our first experience of running a national event.The event itself will have an impact on the county not only from a cycling perspective but also from a tourism point of view as young riders from as far away as South Africa, Le Pays Basque, Isle of Man, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland are all attending the 2012 event. Churchill has never before witnessed what it will encounter this weekend nor has the County of Donegal as it’s bringing together a multitude of different nationalities and cultures to rural areas and also a much needed injection to the local rural economy. On this note the club would like to thank the local and national media in striving to promote the event.This Thursday will see the arrival of our first competitors to the area as the Mr.Price team fly in from Durban, South Africa with most others arriving Friday evening.The headquarters for the event is in Gartan Outdoor Education Centre in Gartan 1km from Churchill village. The event is superbly located in safe environs for children.Gartan Outdoor Education Centre is set on 87 acres on the shores of Gartan Lough and really is a very special place.The last few three months have being nothing short of crazy with so many jobs and chores to be carried out. A lot of hard work has gone into the event – from meetings with the local community in Churchill to ordering safety pins for riders’ official competition numbers! The job list is endless.The club are deeply grateful to so many people who have come to County Donegal over the last few weeks to meet with them to help in the successful running of the event, – Michéal and Mary Concannon for their endless advice and also to Martin McNally of Covey wheelers for his visit to the club, Bord Fáilte and Donegal Sports Partnership for their expertise and An Garda Síochana. The event would not have been possible if we hadn’t the support of local businesses in Donegal and they have really got behind the event. It would be impossible to thank everyone but you know who you are.Finally to the people of Churchill and Gartan – the support of the local people in these areas over the last few weeks has been superb both in the village and a long the stage routes.We, at Errigal Cycling Club wish everyone a safe weekend’s cycling and we thank the competitors, parents and teams for entering the event and we would encourage everyone to come out and watch the spectacle unfold!A BRAND NEW CYCLE AS ERRIGAL INTERNATIONAL YOUTH TOUR SADDLES UP was last modified: August 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CYCLINGERRIGAL INTERNATIONAL YOUTH TOURlast_img read more

DONEGAL BACK IN POLE POSITION AFTER FLAG FIASCO!

first_imgA crack team of Donegal supporters have staved off the threat of invasion by Mayo supporters ahead of Sunday’s crunch All-Ireland finalWe revealed this week how Mayo supporters climbed Donegal’s highest mountain Mt Errigal and planted a Mayo flag at the top. The supporters even posted a video to You Tube of the raid.The act of defiance caused a huge stir in Donegal when the Mayo men crossed deep into enemy lines to plant the flag!However not to be outdone a team of Donegal supporters have also scaled the 2,464 ft peak and removed the flag.The only thing left of the Mayo flag is the flagpole on a mound of rocks! DONEGAL BACK IN POLE POSITION AFTER FLAG FIASCO! was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalflagMayoMt Errigallast_img read more

UNLUCKY HARPS DUMPED OUT OF CUP BY GALWAY

first_imgFINN HARPS run of bad luck continued as they were knocked out of EA Sports Cup in Galway.Vinny Faherty’s 8th minute tap-in, after a Jake Keegan shot came back off the woodwork, was the difference between the sides at Eamonn Deacy Park.Ollie Horgan can take some solace from the displays of several of his players however, not least James Doherty who had a man of the match performance for the Donegal visitors. He could have equalised in the 43rd minute but his well struck shot went wide.Josh Mailey had Galway keeper Ger Hanley beaten 13 minutes earlier, but the post denied Harps a deserved equaliser.Carol Tiofack was later denied a clear free-kick after a blatant foul on the edge of the box so Harps were denied any chance of a lifeline; McVeigh also missing a late late chance of an equaliser.Someone needs to give Ollie some lucky heather or a rabbit’s foot to stop all this bad luck coming Harps’ way. Galway FC: Ger Hanley; Marty Owens, Alex Byrne, Cian Fadden, Colm Horgan; Gary Shanahan, Shane McGinty (Paul Sinnot 82), Sean Gavin (Ryan Connolly 72), Derek O’Brien (c) (Stephen Walsh 70); Jake Keegan, Vinny Faherty.Subs not used: James Keane (gk), Marc Ludden, Jason Molloy, Martin ConneellyBookings: None.Finn Harps: Shaun Patton; James Doherty (Chris Flanagan 84), Caoimhin Bonner, Packie Mailey (c), Johnny Bonner; Carel Tiofack, Graham Fisher (Darragh Black 69), Mark Forker (Pat McCann 84), Gareth Harkin; Paul McVeigh, Josh Mailey.Subs not used: Conor Winn (gk), Ruairi Keating, Ciaran Coll, Tommy Bonner.Bookings: None.Referee: Ray Matthews Attendance: 402 UNLUCKY HARPS DUMPED OUT OF CUP BY GALWAY was last modified: May 6th, 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:EA Sports Cupfinn harpsGalway Citylast_img read more