Another Lennon, XLCR showdown

first_imgLennon High School will go for their seventh Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) schoolgirl football title when they play Excelsior High in tomorrow’s final at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.Lennon beat Denham Town 4-2 on penalties – after a 1-1 draw with the Corporate Area school – in the semi-finals at the said venue on Tuesday.Renae Gordon’s late equaliser for Lennon sent the game into extra time. Denham Town took an early first-half lead through Tianna Wilson. However, the Clarendon school held their nerve to come away clear winners on penalty kicks.”It’s a very good feeling to reach the final,” said winning coach Sherlon Lennon.He noted that Denham Town played an impressive game before taking the lead, but thought his team’s experience saw them through. “They (Denham Town) were organised and they possess the ball well, but we had the majority of the chances. We just didn’t capitalise because we weren’t settled,” he said.”Once we settled down, we played better and eventually got the equaliser. We pushed for the second goal and got the chances, but didn’t get the goal,” he continued.He is now confident of winning their second straight title, and seventh in nine years.RETAINING THE TITLE”We played them last year. We beat Excelsior in the final. We are looking forward to playing some good football and retain the title,” he stated.In the other semi-final, Excelsior defeated St Jago 1-0 on Taramia Clarke’s 70th-minute goal to set up a repeat of last year’s final.Excelsior’s coach, Xavier Gilbert, who has reached the last eight finals with just one win to show, is looking to avenge their 3-0 defeat to Lennon last year.”They (XLCR team) have exceeded my expectations, so I am happy to be in the final. We will approach the game similarly to how we did today (Tuesday). It was a keenly contested game, they had better possession, but we nullified their opportunities. But we went ahead from a set-piece and those are the things we strive on when we are in tight situations, and it worked for us,” he said.last_img read more

Fort St John Remembrance Day Parade and Service taking place Monday, November 11

first_imgFollowing the Parade, a Service will be taking place inside the Legion. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John would like to advise residents and drivers of a street closure that is scheduled to take place this weekend.On Monday, November 11, the Royal Canadian Legion is hosting the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service.According to City Staff, the parade will be starting at 10:00 a.m. from the cenotaph on 102 Street and 105 Avenue, marching past the Royal Canadian Legion to City Hall and returning to the cenotaph.- Advertisement -As part of the parade route, a section of 102 Street will be closed to traffic between 104 and 106 Avenue, along with 105 Avenue between 100 and 102 Street, and 100 Street by City Hall.The Fort St. John Remembrance Day Parade Route. Source City of Fort St. JohnThese sections of the streets will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

BISHOP GOOD LEADS CELEBRATION OF YEAR OF OPPORTUNITY 2016

first_imgDiocese of Derry and Raphoe Celebrates its ‘Year of Opportunity 2016’Diocesan News:Hundreds of parishioners from all across the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe converged on Letterkenny on Friday evening for a special event to celebrate the Diocese’s ‘Year of Opportunity 2016’.They were joined by leaders of other Christian churches in the North West and among the highlights was a video message – which had arrived only hours before the event began – from the Bishop of Butere, in Kenya, whose first Christian church was established by a missionary from Derry and Raphoe one hundred years ago this year. The event included prayers and hymns – among them a rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ led by local piper Billy Doherty.This year, 2016, has been designated a ‘Year of Opportunity’ in Derry and Raphoe, with a special focus on mission, children and generosity. Bishop Ken Good told the hundreds gathered in Letterkenny Institute of Technology that they were embarking on this year “not out of a sense of duty or as a burden or an inconvenience, but with a sense of gratitude, of love and of thanksgiving in joyful response to what God has first done for us.”Bishop Good reminded those present of the Church of Ireland Census of November 2013, which revealed that 80% of Church of Ireland people chose not to be in church on Sunday mornings.He described this as a real spiritual and missional challenge. “This Year of Opportunity is about taking the 80% census statistic seriously. It’s about believing that God has a future and a hope for his church and we want to get involved in seeing things change. Before God we are acknowledging that mission really matters.”The Bishop also outlined to the audience the “creative plans” which parish teams throughout Derry and Raphoe had come up with to reach out and make connections with people during the Year of Opportunity. They include a parable pageant, wedding dress festivals, a Mission Week, Walks of Witness, a flute band event, a Village Nativity Event and a Bible Reading Marathon. Commending parish teams for their initiative, Bishop Good said: “Change and growth happens ‘one life at a time,’ ‘one person at a time’, ‘one step at a time’, ‘one spiritual encounter at a time’.”Friday night’s celebration event saw the first copies of a new booklet – produced by the Diocese – being distributed. ‘One More Step’ recounts the faith journeys of nine members of the Derry and Raphoe Diocese and is intended to be used as a prayer resource in parishes.One of those featured in the booklet, Omagh fire–fighter Paddy Quinn, joined the Bishop on–stage to share his personal faith experience. A free copy of the booklet was given to everyone present and free copies were also distributed to parish teams.In his video message to the Celebration Event, the Bishop of Butere, Tim Wambunye, thanked Derry and Raphoe for its generosity towards his diocese. His film showed the financial difficulties experienced by his clergy as they minister to a growing diocese of around 30,000 members.Bishop Good told the audience that a Confirmation Group in Macosquin had undertaken to raise one thousand pounds by May 15th which would be used to provide a cow for one of the parishes in Kenya. He sensed that “this project could catch on as a timely idea” for other parishes here.The event in Letterkenny had light as its theme. As it ended, the audience were invited to switch on small electronic tea–lights symbolising their commitment to the Year of Opportunity. Bishop Good said the Year of Opportunity 2016 was about members of parishes all over the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe “being the light of the world, making a positive difference in Transforming Community and Radiating Christ, as we ‘let our little light shine.’”BISHOP GOOD LEADS CELEBRATION OF YEAR OF OPPORTUNITY 2016 was last modified: March 18th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS: FINN VALLEY’S TORI SETS ANOTHER IRISH RECORD

first_imgBrilliant Finn Valley athlete Tori Pena continues to jump higher and higher and the occassion this time round was the European Indoor Championships in the magnificent Bercy indoor Stadion, Paris where she again set yet another Irish record clearing 4-35m.Tori narrowly missed out on a final spot but underlined her future potential for the outdoor season and the Olympics of 2012 in London.Her team manager and clubmate Patsy McGonagle was delighted with her reaction to the big ocassion and it came on the back of another notable performance from Letterkenny’s Darren Mc Brearty a young man who will only turn 20 next week. “It’s been a good week for the the Donegal athletes,” said Patsy.“Tori put in a great performance and just missed out on the final. Darren was fantastic and shows what a great runner he is now at 800 metres.”endsEURO CHAMPIONSHIPS: FINN VALLEY’S TORI SETS ANOTHER IRISH RECORD was last modified: March 6th, 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)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS LADIES GET OFF TO A GREAT START

first_imgCLUB IORRAS: Winners for February: €50- Frank & Ann Marie Fogarty, Rashenney, €30- Edward Mc Laughlin, Tullagh and €20- Donal Kelly, Tullagh. Thanks to all who support the club in this monthly draw.CLUB MEETING: There is a Club Meeting on Wednesday night at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. LADIES FOOTBALL: The ladies played their first match of the season against Malin in Straid on Sunday and had a good win on the day. Next match for the ladies on the fixture list is an away game to the Malin ladies on Sunday next March 8th. Please check our Facebook page for times and training.SENIOR & RESERVES FOOTBALL: Outdoor training every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm and on Saturday’s at 4pm in Straid. Big turnout required to prepare for the new season which starts on March 21st. U18 Inishowen League: Our U18 team played their first match on Saturday against Moville but were beaten by a much stronger team on the day, final score Urris 2-07 Moville 8-22. The lads next game is away to Muff on Sunday next at 11am (again please note fixture day may change)CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for 2015–Fees for the year: Adult Membership €25, Students (3rd level & in full time education with student ID card) €15 and Under-age €3. Anyone playing football for the club must have their membership paid up to be covered by insurance in case of injury. Club members will have also have first preference on Donegal Match tickets for the coming season. Fees must be paid in full by March 31st. Payable to John Friel, Edward Mc Laughlin, Nichola Donaghey or any Committee members.SCOR SINSEAR: Good luck to our two acts taking part in the Ulster semi-final of Scor Sinsear in Donegal Town on Friday Night. The club will be represented by Evelyn Mc Gonigle in the Solo Singing and traditional group made up of Evelyn Mc Gonigle, Ryan Ivers, Fiona Mc Feely, Shane Devlin and Shaun Mc Daid.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday 26th February. No Jackpot winner- numbers drawn: 7, 8, 10 & 20. €15 winners: Darren Mc Gonigle, Cloontagh, Joe Mc Laughlin, Quigley’s Point, Isobel Devlin, Roxtown, Roisin Devlin, Greencastle, Co Tyrone and Kathleen Canny, Effishmore. Jackpot next week €700. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.U16 Boys Training: Training on Tuesday nights from from 6.45 pm to 8pm in the Youth Club. Can all bring €2 to cover cost of the hall. For further information please contact David Hession on 0860538537.U14 Boys Training: On Monday nights at 7pm in Straid.U12 Training: Boys & girls training in Straid every Thursday at 4pm.U6 & U8 : Training for both U6 & U8 every at 11am in the Youth Club Clonmany. All children must be at school-no pre school children. U10 GIRLS: Training every Saturday at the Youth Club Clonmany from 12pm to 1pm.DATE FOR THE DIARY: The club is hosting a Monster bingo on Sunday March 22nd in the Youth Club, Clonmany for St. Columbcille High Support and Day Centre, Cleagh, Clonmany. More details to follow in coming weeks.GAA NEWS: URRIS LADIES GET OFF TO A GREAT START was last modified: March 2nd, 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)Tags:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

Custodian suspected of theft

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – A former Palmdale School District custodian was arrested after sheriff’s deputies investigating a report of drug dealing found stolen school property in and around the travel trailer where he was living. Vacuum cleaners, a microscope, CD and DVD players, a wireless microphone, a stereo receiver, speakers and other items stolen as long as a year ago from Palmdale schools were valued at about $12,000, deputies said. “There was stuff in the trailer and there was stuff scattered around the trailer,” said Sgt. Kyle Bistline, leader of the Palmdale Partners Against Crime unit. Jeremy Campbell, 25, was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Sandra Brown, 32, who was at Campbell’s trailer when deputies went there Tuesday night, was booked on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The travel trailer was set up illegally behind a house on a large lot in the 38400 block of 25th Street East, Bistline said. Bistline said deputies were told the house’s renters had given Campbell permission to live in the trailer there. The house has debris around it and other building code violations, Bistline said. Whether the items were stolen while Campbell was working as a custodian was not known, Bistline said. He said none of the thefts involved forced entry into the schools. All the stolen property appeared to come from Palmdale schools. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com last_img read more

GLUE BANDIT TO PAY MORE THAN €4,000 IN COMPENSATION

first_imgWilliam James McElwaineA man who glued the locks of dozens of cars and homes has appeared in court to pay compensation to his victims.William James McElwaine, 28, appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal to pay another €300 to his victims. McElwaine faces a total of 29 charges of criminal damage on at least ten different occasions between September 2012 and May 2013.His arrest follows a spate of glue attacks on property which left more than €4,000 worth of damage to the homes of young families and pensioners.The court was told that McElwaine, of Earlsfort, Buncrana, has paid a total of €1,700 to compensate his victims.Pensioners and young families at Ballymacool Terrace in Letterkenny were locked out of their homes when their front doors were super-glued.A series of other attacks then occurred at various locations across the town.Such was the high number of incidents that a local locksmith even offered a special dal to those targeted to have their locks replaced.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client continued to gather the money to compensate his victims.He also asked for a psychiatric report on his client.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until May 21st to allow for further payments to be made.GLUE BANDIT TO PAY MORE THAN €4,000 IN COMPENSATION was last modified: February 19th, 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

DONEGAL SCHOOLGIRL SUBJECTED TO SICKENING AND SUSTAINED RACIST ATTACK

first_imgA 15 year-old schoolgirl has revealed how she was subjected to a torrent of shocking and sustained racial abuse in Donegal. The incident occurred yesterday evening as 15 year-old Lina Elnaim walked with friends towards the main street in Letterkenny.Lina’s innocent journey along with her friends was abruptly interrupted when a man began roaring expletives at them. At first Lina wasn’t sure if the abuse was directed at them, but when Lina approached the man she was then subjected to a sickening racist attack.However, as the group of friends went to walk away from the man he continued to follow the group hurling racial abuse at Lina.Lina who understandably was deeply upset at this unprovoked incident of hatred and racism has spoken out to raise awareness on the issue of racism in Donegal.Sadly, since moving to Donegal seven years ago this isn’t the first time Lina has been subjected to racism while living here. Lina’s story has received a huge reaction since she posted the following message recalling yesterday’s horrific incident on her Facebook timeline.Lina wrote, “Today here in Letterkenny, I have experienced one of the most horrific acts of racism – me and a few other friends were walking through town trying to have a bit of fun and laughter.“But the next thing we hear, and I quote, “What are yous laughing at you b******s.”“I turned around not sure if this was directed at us and said, ‘Excuse me’.He then continued saying and again I quote , ‘You f***ing b***k b******s go back to your own country’. ‘This is Ireland what are you’s doing here’, and more racial comments followed.“Then two fellow guy friends came over and asked him to apologize to us though they argued he called us over and apologized with a simple ‘sorry’ but as soon as we turned around and walked a few steps forward he said, ‘Well now I know your faces.’“He then began to scream at the top of his voice with more racist comments aimed at our direction.“We continued to walk away and the boys asked him to calm down but he wouldn’t listen instead he followed the two boys down trying to provoke them to fight with him at this stage everyone was looking. “I mean the boy was screaming his lungs out at us.“We were waiting outside The Courtyard and the next thing he’s screaming again and he begins to run towards us ready to physically harass us. “Luckily the security in The Courtyard let us in after us begging them to, he ran to the door and began banging on it screaming still. Lina was obviously left pondering is Ireland really a country which stands for equality after the appalling incident.She continued, “Just a couple of weeks ago Ireland has voted Yes for equalitybut where is this equality? “Because I don’t see it“And how are we suppose to feel protected?“Please like and share this post to raise awareness of what is still happening and will continue to happen if nothing is done. “Thank you.DONEGAL SCHOOLGIRL SUBJECTED TO SICKENING AND SUSTAINED RACIST ATTACK was last modified: June 6th, 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:assaultattackHome-page NewsLetterkenny SchoolgirlracismSickeningUnprovokedlast_img read more

Yasser Mugerwa joins another Ethiopian side

first_imgMugerwa was once at Orlando Pirates (Agency Photo)Barely a day after departing Fassil Kenema, Uganda Cranes midfielder Yasser Mugerwa has signed for another Ethiopian club.Mugerea confirmed his departure from Fassil yesterday after terminating his two year year deal that had 5 months left on it.He sighted personal reasons for ending his contract although it will be had to sell after joining another club a few hours later.Mugerwa is now understood to have signed a one year dral at Shire FC.In the process, he has pocketed USD 20,000 as sign on fee.Shire FC is a new entrant in the Ethiopia Premier League, based in the Northern part of the country.Upon signing for Shire, Mugerwa express his delight to have completed the move.“I am happy to be at Shire Football Club, said Mugerwa.“Life is a journey of new challenges and I am ready to give my best at my new home.This is the third Ethiopian club that Mugerwa will be featuring for having earlier played at St George and lately Fassil Kenema.He joined Fassil Kenema in September 2017 on a two year deal having earlier played at St George Football Club whom he had signed for from South African club, Orlando Pirates.Ethiopia is also home to three other Ugandan footballers. Goalkeepers Robert Odongkara and Isma Watenga ply their professional trade at Adama City and Ethiopia Coffee respectively.Midfielder Chrizestom Ntambi is also teammate with Watenga at Ethiopia Coffee.Comments Tags: Fassil KenametopYasser Mugerwalast_img read more

Local Roundup: Humboldt Eagles U-17 finish second in state after loss in final

first_imgYountville >> After winning two games on Saturday to earn a spot in the championship round, the Humboldt Eagles’ improbable state-title bid fell just short on Sunday, losing 8-0 to San Juan Capistrano to finish second in the Under-17 American Legion Junior State Championships in Yountville.“We played an unbelievable game, but just got flat out beat by a better team,” said Eagles head coach Trevor Larsen. “But being the underdogs, coming back and winning two [on Saturday] and making it to the …last_img