Daniels skills his way into lifetime opportunity

first_imgNestlé Milo hosted the second edition of the Milo Football Skills Tournament on June 9 at the Eve Leary Police Sports Club Ground.The event is part of a global partnership between Nestlé Milo and FC Barcelona, which was officially announced in 2016.Ian Daniels (right) receiving prize from Geysha Thomas Davis (left), Nestlé’s Senior Consumer Marketing ManagerThe partnership between the two powerhouses is based on a shared vision to promote healthier lifestyles through physical activity among children, especially during their foundation years, 7 to 12 years old.The first edition of the tournament was hosted in August 2017, and saw participation of over 150 kids from Guyana vying for the top spot of the tournament for the grand prize of a trip to the Barca Academy in Barcelona Spain.This year, more than 160 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 12 years old participated in the tournament, and were judged on the following skillsets: passing, dribbling, composure, running and control.Winner of the tournament, Ian Daniels, delivered a stunning performance and walked away with the grand prize of a trip to the Barca Academy, where he will participate in a training camp hosted by the FC Barcelona coaches together with 93 other winners from across the world.Speaking at the prize giving ceremony Geysha Thomas Davis, Senior Consumer Marketing Manager, said, “We are extremely happy for the support given and the team spirit shown by the kids that came out today showcasing their skills. MILO will continue to invest in initiatives such (as these) as we work towards achieving our global objective to help 50 million children live healthier lives by the year 2030.”Ian will be travelling today along with two representatives from Nestle to Barcelona, Spain, for this lifetime opportunity. Other Caribbean winners from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica are going along.last_img read more

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Developer to seek city OK of smaller Whole Foods

first_imgProject consultant Michael Hastings said the developer spent three weeks with city planners after the rejection to look for alternative sites, but did not find one that suited the Austin, Texas-based organic grocer. Rather than abandon the project, the firm is making one more push for a store at Alameda and Main Street, he said Friday. “You want to be able to satisfy the public and bring them the services that they’ve requested, even if you have to keep fighting and keep fighting to come up with a plan that works,” said Hastings, who is also a former city councilman. But project opponents have cried foul, believing the council already decided the issue. “We feel betrayed,” said Roman Gora, a Rancho resident and Whole Foods opposition leader who believes the grocer would bring excess traffic and other problems to a neighborhood where homes come with backyard stables. “We followed due process; we followed the rules. The decision was 3-2,” he said. “The discussion about a smaller store is not an issue here. It’s about `Let’s confirm the verbiage,’ not about considering a 40,000-square-foot store.” Davies originally planned a 60,000-square-foot store with two levels of subterranean parking on the 76,000-square-foot site now occupied by an office building. The city’s Planning Board rejected the project, saying it would be incompatible with the neighborhood. While appealing the decision before the City Council, the developer heeded concerns from Councilman David Golonski and opponents about the store’s size, and reduced it to 52,340 square feet. Davies had said the market can’t be any smaller, but Golonski, who suggested paring the building down to 40,000 square feet, held firm and eventually voted against the project. Gora said the last-minute change was disingenuous. “If that was the case, he should’ve said yes at that point,” he said. “It’s just not fair to the public.” Hastings disagreed. “They should be pleased that they have won another victory to bring us back at 40,000 square feet,” he said. “We’re working off their perceptions of fear, and hopefully this will take them out of that mode.” But Gora insisted that even the smaller market doesn’t address concerns about traffic congestion and safety for area residents and equestrians. “Even if you have a smaller store, you’re still going to have another traffic nightmare,” he said. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – Despite rejections from City Hall, a proposal to build a Whole Foods Market in the Rancho equestrian district refuses to go away. In what may be a last-ditch effort to convince a City Council majority to get behind the project at 901 W. Alameda Ave., developer Tom Davies is pitching a 40,000-square-foot store – about two-thirds the size of the original plan. Though the council on Feb. 20 shot down the controversial project in a 3-2 vote, the refusal won’t be final until the panel formalizes the decision in a resolution, an act scheduled Tuesday. It’ll be up to the council members whether they want to reconsider, though it’s rare for a developer to appeal a project at this late stage, city planner Greg Herrmann said. last_img
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BC Hydro refutes PVLA claims against Site C

first_imgOther costs associated with a delay in construction include inflation, interest rates, and disruption costs for work that has already started being stopped and started again. All of these things, said Conway, would likely be passed on to the rate payers.Finally, Conway said, the current economic conditions are ideal for building such a big project. Low interest rates, a slow-down in a number of industrial sectors, and there are workers available.“Who knows what the situation would be two years from now.” “First of all,” said Dave Conway, Community Relations Manager for Site C, “we do integrated resource planning, or IRP, which is a 20-year look out in regards to BC Hydro’s energy capacity and needs. We look at all the commercially available sources of electricity – including things like solar, wind, biomass and natural gas – and we file an IRP with the government.”The IRP that BC Hydro filed, was independently reviewed in 2014 by the Joint Review Panel. The Panel concluded that Site C could deliver energy at a considerably lower cost than any of the other options. Site C is a source of clean, renewable energy, said Conway, and although electricity is not emissions free, it has lower Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions per GW hour than most other options. The Joint Review Panel also concluded that Site C would be the least expensive of all the other options.“When you look at the cost analysis for the project, from the IRP,” said Conway, “that analysis has been independently reviewed by KPMG and a third-party reviewer, Synapse Energy Economics, and Synapse concluded that our alternative analysis, methodology and tools were consistent with good utility practices.”- Advertisement -“We have very strong confidence that our modelling is appropriate.”Conway said that BC Hydro’s analysis shows that a delay of the project for two years would result in a higher cost to rate payers, not a savings as the PVLA claimed.If Hydro delayed the project for two years, it would have to go looking for energy to meet the needs in 2023, instead of providing it from Site C. “Can you get it at the time that you need it?” asked Conway. The price of purchasing the electricity could be much more expensive by then also.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Five things to look for in the Bundesliga

first_img0Shares0000BERLIN, Germany, Aug 31 – Bayern Munich look to extend their record for Bundesliga away wins at Stuttgart while Spain international Paco Alcacer is set to make his Borussia Dortmund debut.Here are five things to look for in the Bundesliga this weekend: Century for PulisicDortmund’s US midfielder Christian Pulisic, 19, (R) is set to make his 100th Bundesliga appearance at Hanover 96 on Friday. © AFP / SASCHA SCHUERMANNExpect the goals to fly on Friday with US teenager Christian Pulisic, 19, set to make his 100th Bundesliga appearance, and new signing Alcacer his first, for Dortmund at Hanover 96.Goals should flow as none of the 52 previous meetings between the clubs has ended in a 0-0 draw.The spotlight will be on Alcacer, 25, signed on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season, as Dortmund signed a replacement striker for burly Belgian Michy Batshuayi.Dortmund hammered RB Leipzig 4-1 last Sunday on the opening weekend of the season, but keep an eye on Hanover striker Hendrik Weydandt.The 23-year-old was plucked from Germany’s fourth tier, but has three goals in two games, including scoring after 75 seconds on his Bundesliga debut in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Werder Bremen.Bayern threaten to break runBayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (C), the Bundesliga’s top scorer last season with 29 goals in 30 games, will be looking to add to his tally of five goals in 13 games against Stuttgart on Saturday. © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeStuttgart’s record of seven games unbeaten at home since head coach Tayfun Korkut arrived in January is in danger against Bayern on Saturday.Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski has hit five goals against Stuttgart with five assists.Bayern have enjoyed a Bundesliga-record 28 away wins at Stuttgart, including victories in their last seven visits.Stuttgart crashed 1-0 at Mainz last Sunday, while Bayern started their bid for a seventh straight league title with a 3-1 win at home to Hoffenheim.Leon Goretzka is included in the Bayern squad despite twisting his ankle in mid week, while Niklas Suele and Javi Martinez could feature after illness.Rudy’s Schalke debutGermany midfielder Sebastian Rudy is set to make his Schalke debut at home against Hertha Berlin on Saturday having signed from Bayern Munich on Monday. © AFP/File / Ronny HartmannSchalke, last season’s runners-up to Bayern, look to bounce back from a shock 2-1 defeat against Wolfsburg when they host good guests Hertha Berlin on Sunday.Schalke seem to enjoy hosting Hertha, who have beaten the Royal Blues just once in their last 29 away games in Gelsenkirchen.Berlin have lost all of their last three games against Schalke, but showed enough in their 1-0 home win against Nuremberg last Saturday to suggest they could spoil Sebastian Rudy’s home debut.The Germany midfielder signed for Schalke on Monday after costing a reported 16 million euros ($18.7 million) from Bayern after being frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Munich.Fired up FrankfurtStriker Max Kruse is set to captain Werder Bremen at Eintracht Frankfurt after the Germany international shook off a leg injury. © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZEintracht Frankfurt aim to prove their 2-0 win at Freiburg was no fluke when they host Werder Bremen on Saturday.Frankfurt’s last season’s German Cup winners, made a bad start to 2018/19, drubbed 5-0 by Bayern in the German Super Cup and then dumped out of the German Cup in the first round by minnows Ulm.However, Frankfurt worked hard to beat Freiburg, covering a combined tally of 124.8kms over 90 minutes — more than any other team on the opening weekend — and wants three more points against Bremen.Werder captain Max Kruse is set to feature after overcoming a bruised thigh while new signing Davy Klaassen, who cost 14 million euros from Everton, partners Germany Under-21 international Maximilian Eggestein in midfield.Kramer doubtfulGermany midfielder Christoph Kramer is struggling to be fit for Borussia Moenchengladbach’s trip to Augsburg with flu. © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZFlu-victim Christoph Kramer, a 2014 World Cup winner with Germany, is doubtful for Borussia Moenchengladbach, who travel to Bavaria to face Augsburg on Saturday.The midfielder faces a race against time as Gladbach chase a second straight league win after flooring Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 last Sunday with goals by Jonas Hofmann and Fabian Johnson.‘Gladbach look to be title contenders this season and have an attack to worry most teams as Thorgan Hazard, Raffael and new signing Alassane Plea all hit hat-tricks in an 11-1 German Cup romp at minnows Hastedt a fortnight ago.However, Augsburg beat newly-promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf 2-1 last weekend and ex-Gladbach winger Andre Hahn will be looking to haunt his old club.Fixtures (all times 1330 GMT unless stated)FridayHanover 96 v Borussia Dortmund (1830)SaturdayHoffenheim v Freiburg, Bayer Leverkusen v Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt v Werder Bremen, Augsburg v Borussia Moenchengladbach, Nuremberg v Mainz, VfB Stuttgart v Bayern Munich (1630)SundayRB Leipzig v Fortuna Duesseldorf, Schalke 04 v Hertha Berlin (1600)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp signs new SIX-YEAR contract

first_img Jurgen Klopp 1 Jurgen Klopp has signed a new contract with Liverpool which ties him to the club until 2022.The German was only appointed Reds boss nine months ago on a three-year deal.He led predecessor Brendan Rodgers’ squad to the Europa League and Capital One Cup final and is a hugely popular figure at Anfield.The relationship forged between Klopp and senior figures John W Henry, principal owner, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon is already a strong one with a great degree of trust on both sides with the manager happy to work within the structure the Americans implemented at Anfield.Now they have demonstrated their faith in the 49-year-old by handing him a fresh six-year contract.Klopp’s senior backroom staff who followed him from Borussia Dortmund, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, have also signed extensions.“When you have an individual of Jurgen’s quality in the building it makes perfect sense to secure that person for the long term. To not do so would be irresponsible,” said a joint statement from Henry, Werner and Gordon.“The overriding motivation behind this decision is Jurgen’s commitment to overall improvement and development.“In Jurgen we have someone who is always looking ahead, always looking beyond his own wants and needs and putting the club first.“The ideas and plans he has for the football infrastructure excite us and we believe it benefits the organisation to have Jurgen committed to Liverpool for a sustained period, to make sure he is here to oversee this development.“By making this commitment to him, we are taking away any future distractions or doubt.“We will move forward in partnership together, with confidence in each other and with the club’s future at the forefront of every decision.“He is a world-class managerial talent and his leadership will be critical to everything we hope to achieve in the years ahead.”Klopp’s new contract gives him the platform to plan long-term for the future with confidence.“It’s hard to express in words how honoured myself, Zeljko and Peter feel by the commitment shown in us by the ownership and the club in general,” he said.“We are very much at the beginning of our journey, but to already have the connection we have with this very special place is incredible.“I am the first to recognise that with this great commitment comes a great responsibility.“All of our coaching careers we have looked to make teams and clubs better, with the ultimate goal of making the supporters proud and happy.“To do this we have to make sure we always put player and team development at the heart of every major decision.“It is my job to lead that and ensure every element of the LFC football environment reflects the best practices in the game.“It is fantastic that the club’s ownership is just as committed to this as we are.“There is much to do and much to achieve and we look to do this by being the most completely together group anywhere in the world.“That’s everyone and we all have responsibility for it – all of us who are part of this LFC family: players, staff, ownership and of course the supporters.“By being together at all times, we will be stronger, better and our successes sweeter.”last_img read more

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DDTV: DONEGAL ISLANDERS FILM ON FISHING BAN TO BE SCREENED IN PARIS

first_imgAN award-winning documentary on how Europe turned over our Donegal islanders with outrageous fishing bans is to be shown in Paris next week.The Irish Cultural Centre and Irish Embassy in Paris are hosting a special screening of A Turning Tide in the Life of Man in the French capital at the cinéma Les 3 Luxembourg (67, rue Monsieur le Prince – 75006 Paris) on October 13th at 7.30pm. The film retraces the origin of the global problems the small fishermen are facing today, the complexity of such political decisions and the consequences for the lives of small coastal communities, emanating from the implementation of the Salmon Ban and other EU Regulations over the years.Since 2006, islanders from the communities of Árainn Mhór Island, Inis Bo Finne and Tory Island, in Donegal, Ireland, together with experts from around the world, have been working on common documents and actions that will help them to survive Government-led policies, and allowed them to participate in the writing of new reform of the fishing policy which was put in place in 2014 for all European countries.Lead by one fisherman’s voice, John O’Brien, we follow John’s very personal journey with his family and friends from Árainn Mhór Island and Tory Island over 8 years.The film sees their efforts to survive and their long quest to find answers to their questions; traveling, meeting with politicians, gathering together other islands communities from all around Europe, querying MEPs, working with International NGOs to understand the political process and convincing those who hold the power to join their fight and make a difference. As John gets closer to the European Parliament circumstances force him into a more important role.He becomes one of the few EU small fishermen representatives and advisor by default in the new reform process.Discovering that he’s only a little piece of a larger puzzle, for the first time, John has to envisage the bigger picture for himself and like the Members of the European Commission, John and his people also have to take into consideration, environmental, economic and social issues. DDTV: DONEGAL ISLANDERS FILM ON FISHING BAN TO BE SCREENED IN PARIS was last modified: October 5th, 2015 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:donegalfilmInisbofinTorylast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: PORTSALON CLUB NOTES

first_imgPortsalon Winter LinksThe next outing of the Portsalon Winter Links will take place on Saturday 24th November. Members please remember to call the clubhouse on (074) 9159459 to reserve your tee time, the day is getting very short! New MembersThere is only a few weeks remaining to avail of the special opportunity for new members to join Portsalon Golf Club and enjoy a period of free golf. All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2013 and get November and December 2012 free. Alternatively you can sign up and pay by instalments (Direct Debit only) of €50 for 10 months or €240 per month for November and December. For further information please contact 074 9159459.Events On Saturday 24th the Portsalon Winter Links. On Sunday 25th a members competition, and on Wednesday 28th a gents open stableford competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com.ResultsOn Wednesday 14th November the winner of the open competition was Dessie Ferry (10) Letterkenny 41 points, runner up Gary Hegarty (20) Otway 40 points, gross Joe Coyle (8) 30 points,3rd John Mitchell (13) B/s 37 points. The CSS was 37 points. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was John Sandilands (20) 43 points, runner up Chuck M c Y=Taggart (14) 40 points, gross D P Logue (5) 32 points, 3rd Dermot Shields (14) 40 points. The CSS was 37 points.Gaeltacht LeagueThe next Gaeltacht League outing is scheduled for Saturday 1st December with tee off at 9.20 am. The visitors to Portsalon will be Cloughaneeley Golf Club.Christmas Hamper.On Sunday 9th December the gents of Portsalon will contest for the traditional Christmas hamper. Members as asked to record their names on the time sheet, Portsalon BookSean Mc Cormack is currently gathering information for the next edition of the Portsalon Book. If you have any old photographs or stories of interest please forward to Sean.Local Rule-Stakes and RopesAll members and visitors are reminded that a local rule is in operation regarding the identified areas surrounding our greens. This is an action taken to protect the areas surrounding the greens. PlacingMembers and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only was is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NEWS: PORTSALON CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 23rd, 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)last_img read more

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Real Madrid ‘in contact with Mo Salah and Harry Kane’ after Ronaldo exit

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED Los Blancos were rebuffed by Hazard, Mbappe and Neymar, as they look to utilise a reported £300m transfer budget.Salah and Kane topped the Premier League scoring charts with 32 and 30 goals respectively last season, and would be the natural choices to replace a man who scored 450 times in 438 games for Real.According to Spanish outlet El Pais, Madrid spoke to both players’ agents last month after Ronaldo’s departure.But, as with their first three targets, the responses were said to be ‘lukewarm’, and Salah eventually renewed his contract at Anfield instead, with Kane having done the same with Spurs earlier in the summer. 3 Kane won the Golden Boot at the World Cup in Russia with six goals targets RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ three-way race Real have put out statements this summerdenying reports of bids for both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar center_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on targets 3 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Real Madrid reportedly contacted Mo Salah and Harry Kane after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for £99million, in their latest attempt to attract a new ‘Galactico’ to the Bernabeu.The Premier League pair join Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and PSG duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar on the European champions’ list of targets. Salah hit 44 goals in a sensational debut season with Liverpool after a £34m move from Roma LATEST 3 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January That leaves Madrid with few remaining options to fill their star role, and Gareth Bale may now step into Ronaldo’s shoes.Despite having reportedly asked to leave the club this summer, the 29-year-old Welshman is likely to change his mind after boss Zinedine Zidane resigned and was replaced by Julen Lopetegui.Bale’s high-profile falling out with Zidane risked his future at the club after being frequently overlooked in the starting line up.But with the Frenchman gone and the status as the face of the club up for grabs, the four-time Champions League winner is now set to stay.last_img read more

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DD Motoring: Destination Donegal

first_imgOur motoring column comes from Roscommon this week as we try to track down Mr. Donegal!The mystery tour starts at 6am on Sunday morning from Letterkenny. The man we were looking for was on the road an hour before that to reach his destination before 8am for the first of two early morning meetings.I know before I reached Roscommon that our man will not have that much to say to me especially about himself. He will be more interested in getting his team organised. Advertisement Less than a month ago his team were taking a completely different set of orders from him! Today he will introduce his crew to a bigger team and he then will blend completely into the background and will take up one of the positions as one of the team.When we get as far as Roscommon a big catering geezer is steaming away in the corner of a country shop. Lines of paper cups are stacked high, help is on hand but most there are making their own brew. The deli has four on duty and is stacked high with “ready to go” breakfast baps.Early start for the Sligo Stage Rally on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaidThere’s a bit of a backlog on the till but they are still getting through the line of customers. Half way up the line Mr. Donegal himself is chatting shop, rallying that is and everyone seems to know him.Come on boys, line up there to we get a photo, he says as some of the Donegal boys wipe the sleep out of their eyes and manage a smile. Advertisement Mr. Donegal, Eamon McGeeTwo competitors that will battle it out for the honours today in Sligo are both formers winners of the Donegal International. Declan Boyle and eventually winner today Sam Moffett both have won the Donegal rally in the past which was managed by Clerk of the Course, Gweedore’s Eamon McGee.Eamon Mc Gee receiving instructions on Sunday as he gives a hand at the Sligo Rally. Photo Brian McDaidToday he is in Sligo helping out in the background. Competitors that have taken part in the Donegal rally are down with him to give a hand with the marshalling of the event. After Eamon gets them introduced to the organisers Eamon himself will also don a safety bib to marshal himself and will look after “control out” on stage 3, 6, and 9.Meet the Healys At least three generations of the Healy family were on duty in the family run shop in Rosscomon for the early morning rush hour. It’s a shop, a deli, a filling station and a motor-works. A picture on the shops social media page previewed this morning, showing one of the youngest members of the family, Dylan sitting on pallet loads of supplies for the forthcoming event.Dylan at his family run shop Healys which had a bumper day as they worked together with the Rally in Sligo at the weekend.Frank Healy the man that took over the business in 1985 is into his number plates and has a receipt in the form of number plates on his wall from his travels on the wall of his business in North Roscommon.Number plates from all over the world on that wall of our office for a day at Healy’s Shop at the Sligo Stages Rally on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaidOur meeting place in Roscommon was in a small town called Ballyfarnon and Frank Healy’s garage is proudly called Ballyfarnon Motor Works. It’s great for me as a Donegal man to listen to people in Roscommon and Sligo talking with so high regard for the Donegal Rally, some of them look forward more to it than their own event. Some of them would even rather go to the Donegal rally than go on a foreign holiday in the sun. Trying to get a word with Eamon McGee is not easy. Eamon is known for this gesture of giving up his time the length of Ireland and he encourages Donegal Club Members, marshals and competitors to do the same. Quietly he is in building mode for next June for the 2018 Donegal Rally.Today Eamon was more interested in highlighting crews driving down from Donegal to do their stint of marshalling at the Sligo Rally than talking about himself. I could see him raking stock how Roscommon were doing with its part with neighbours Sligo to help them out on their home event.That family run business did not hike up the prices for the rally weekend and judging by the word of thanks on Facebook on Sunday night they were more than happy with their interaction with the rally ones. It’s was the same on the stages of the Sligo Rally people with great pride along the stages young and old out watching and running the event.Eamon McGee met me on a wet Sunday morning. The Sligo rally is a one day event and the Donegal is three days and by now the biggest in Ireland. So much can be seen by stepping back a bit from the Donegal for a day and going to a neighbouring event, granted this is on a smaller scale but we can learn so much about ourselves. There is a lot of support and sponsors of the Donegal rally who end up stepping back when the public focus on the elements that have nothing to do with rallying in Donegal, a crowd that only want to piggyback on the real supporters that come to the Donegal Rally. The people that do the complaining in public have very little knowledge of motorsport and also need a crowd for a reaction.Takes ownershipMeanwhile Sligo owns its rally and are very proud of it. I talked to spectators on Sunday who made their way through the fields with their boxes of tea and sandwiches and rally programmes to watch the event.Liam Deveney who was in Sligo to watch the Sligo Stages Rally on Sunday Photo Brian McDaidPat Burns who lived along on of the stages asked me if I would like a cup of tea and ended up landing out with a fry which I enjoyed so much from my make shift dinning table, a fence post! While the food was delicious the gesture was the one that got me. I have been offered cups of tea before in Co. Donegal at the rally from someone that knows me, but this was special, this is what Irish people are famous for all over the world.Glenties man Declan Boyle did not win the Sligo rally as I thought he would, he was leading the event until he got a puncture and went out.Declan and Brian Boyle who are leading the rally in Sligo to a puncture put them out of the event. Photo Brian McDaidGweedore’s Eamon McGee didn’t even see the rally at the point he was marshalling from but both are part of one of the biggest teams to come out of our county and are looking at the bigger picture and are building again to “Destination Donegal” for the rally in June.And finally… well done PA!A word of congratulations to local man Peter McLean better known as Pa. He was telling me that he is racking up the miles and is just 6 short of his age for the total amount of 5ks he has completed as a late starter to running and cycling scene.Pa McLean on the 5k on Saturday morning. Photo Brian McDaidI have two photos included of him one from Saturday’s Park 5k at the weekend in Letterkenny. I have also a picture of him from one of his bad hair days at St. Eunan’s College. Well done lad.Happy motoring folks.DD Motoring: Destination Donegal was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daiddonegaleamon mc geemotoringrallysligolast_img read more

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Terry ‘could face Luis Suarez-style ban’

first_imgJohn Terry could face a Luis Suarez-style ban despite being cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, the Daily Mirror declare.There is speculation that the FA may yet take action against the Chelsea skipper, who has always vehemently denied any wrongdoing.Terry was found not guilty.The Mirror suggest he could be charged under the same disciplinary rules that saw Liverpool forward Suarez fined £40,000 and banned for eight games for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.The Sun say both Terry and QPR defender Ferdinand are likely to be charged with bringing the game into disrepute as a result of their foul-mouthed confrontation at Loftus Road last October.They can expect at least a two-match ban at the start of the new season, the paper suggests.The Sun also report that Fabio Capello, who resigned as England boss in protest at the FA sacking Terry as captain, welcomed news that the player had been cleared.Capello’s son, Pierfilippo, said: “We are very happy. My personal view, as a lawyer, is that the final answer to this matter came from where it was always supposed to come.”Meanwhile, the Daily Mail believe QPR have missed out in their attempt to sign out-of-contract Blackburn star Junior Hoilett.The winger has flown to Germany for talks with Borussia Monchengladbach, leading to reports he will choose a move to the Bundesliga outfit.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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