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Castillejo: “In San Siro you feel football: I want to stay here”

first_imgSamu Castillejo (Málaga, January 18, 1995) tells AS these weeks of quarantine and his desire to return to the green. The former Villarreal is already an untouchable in Milan: in 2020, according to ‘WhoScored’, he is the player with the most key passes (31) in the top leagues in Europe.– Samu, how is the quarantine living?– Well, doing what you can at home. We alternate one day of training by video call to another with the aerobic work they send us.– How are you physically?– Right now much more tired when I do aerobic or strength work. It shows that you have not seen a field for many days. If the championship resumes, we will need a little time to get ready.– The COVID-19 touched him closely with the infections of Paolo and Daniel Maldini.– Yes, I discussed it with Dani. Paolo was worse, but they managed the disease well and luckily they are already cured. When the virus approaches you like this, you are truly afraid.– They are weeks of solidarity gestures: the news of the 3,000 masks that he donated to the Civil Guard, the National Police and the Quirón hospital in Malaga came out.– It is a detail for my people, for Malaga. Since the pandemic started I have been thinking about how to help. I heard that masks were missing there and I wanted to contribute my grain of sand.– After a year and a half with little space, before the break he had been untouchable for Pioli for months.– Those who know me know how hard I am, beyond the appearance I can give for my hair or my tattoos, I am a very humble boy. The first year was adaptive, it is difficult to show what one has playing 15 minutes and a starting game every two or three weeks. Change is always born when they put you to play, beyond the systems. If there is confidence and they make you feel important, you enter a good climate with yourself.– There were many rumors about a goodbye to Milan …– But I always wanted to succeed here, I want to stay in this club for a long time. The truth is that 2020 had started well: I have played every game and at a good level. I hope it continues like this.– In this winter they lived the arrival of Ibrahimovic. – It was great. He is a very humble guy …– Zlatan is humble?– Yes, yes (laughs). Let’s see, he is a boy who gets along with all his classmates, outside the field he is very joker and nice. During games he knows how to give advice, you can tell he came to help us: sharing the dressing room and the field with him makes you learn a lot.– Was expected the great impact that Theo had in Serie A?– In Spain he had shown his potential at Alavés, then with his age, gaining space at Madrid is not easy. Every player needs confidence and space. So now Theo is showing all his talent, which is a lot.– In January he had to separate from Pepe Reina. I imagine that in the locker room you are missing …– He has behaved like an older brother to me. He is a guy with whom you laugh 24 hours, everything he can say is little for the person he is. Any team in this world needs one like it. He is an exceptional goalkeeper: I have seen him work alongside another great goalkeeper like Donnarumma, and in his role he is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. Interpret the game like no other.– What has been the greatest difficulty in adapting to Calcium?– It is true that in LaLiga everything is much more technical, it is played more, while here the teams defend better, they work more on the tactics. It is not a topic.– And the most beautiful moment since your arrival in Milan?– My debut. I will never forget the emotion of the first minutes in San Siro. That stadium makes you see what football is, you feel its history. I wish any footballer ever experience it. For me it is fortunate to enjoy it and I hope to continue doing so.– What do you miss most about Spain?– Well, obviously you miss the family, speaking your language … Your land is your land, but here I feel very comfortable, as one more. I learned the language pretty quickly and people treat me very lovingly.– How eager do you have to compete again?– Soccer is my passion, it is what I like to do: I miss it and I want to start. I hope that the situation improves, which is the most important thing right now, and that there are conditions to play again.last_img read more

More choices for national volley squad

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start So nears last 16 MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Philippine volleyball will reboot its program by getting six more players to bolster its pool to a 20-woman squad.Soon after the Philippine Superliga All-Star team arrives from a competition in Thailand, the coaching staff will meet to discuss the expansion of the squad which will eventually eye the gold in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “By next week we will sit down and make selection although I have something in mind already,” acting Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. president Pete Cayco told the Inquirer.“We will have 20 players in the pool, so we will make additions and I would like to get more players from the PVL (Premier Volleyball League) like Myla Pablo.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCayco had already talked with PVL officials regarding schedules and he said they appeared amenable to accommodate the national team calendar.At present, the Philippine team has a 14-woman pool that includes just one PVL player, superstar Alyssa Valdez. Break new groundlast_img read more

APM Terminals Breaks Ground for US$34.5M Modern Facility

first_imgIn compliance with its 25 years concession agreement, the management of APM Terminals (APMT) yesterday broke ground for the construction of its US$34.5m modern terminal in the compound of the National Port Authority (NPA).This project, according to APMT managing director, George G. Adjei, is part of its phase-two development and it is expected to be completed within a period of 23 months.“This is yet another manifestation of APM Terminals’ commitment towards supporting the government of Liberia in the country’s development agenda,” said MD Adjei.What he described as the port “modernization project” would include state-of-the-art safety features, a new administrative and operational building, yard pavement, new cargo gates with various channels, and real time updates of container movement.Other facilities he said, conventional drainage system, biometric access control system, closed circuit television (CCTV) system, and a GPS-based container location system.When completed, the modern container terminal will have a storage capacity of over 10,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), well positioned to serve the Liberian economy as well as the transit trade, he added.According to him, the occasion symbolizes a clear manifestation of our commitment towards continuous enhancement of the supply chain processes for all stakeholders in Liberia’s port industry.“Some four years ago APM Terminals Liberia limited and the government signed 25 year concession agreement that mandated us to develop and operate this terminal,” he said, A key component, the APM Terminals boss, said “was the reconstruction of the quay that had not seen any major maintenance since it was built in the 1940s,” adding, “indeed, the quarry had reached a state of imminent collapse if nothing was done to remedy the situation.“It goes without saying that a collapsed quay wall would have caused an irreparable damage to the logistical supply chain of the economy.”In compliance with the concession agreement, the APMT boss said, “his institution has reconstructed and delivered a new and functional 600 meter quay with a 50-year warranty.” This quay project, he noted was completed three months ahead of schedule at a cost of US$50 million.“We have developed a group of young Liberian civil and structural engineers who are supporting the safety supervision as well as the quality assurance efforts of this project,” Mr. Adjei disclosed. He furthered that the existing stacking areas will become more compressed, resulting in block-stacking of containers and increased yard density, adding that APMT Liberia’s import cargo volume has increased by 33 percent comparing the first half of 2015 with the same period of 2014.The APM manager added that the reduced yard space, resulting from the construction and the recent surge in volumes, will undoubtedly adversely affect service delivery during the course of the project.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Controversy over list, alleged biased behaviour by GECOM staff reported

first_imgNomination Day in BerbiceRegion Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) came alive on Friday when the two major political parties – APNU and PPP/C — along with one independent individual, submitted lists to contest the November 12 Local Government Elections (LGE) in a process attended by controversy.The biggest areas of contention were at the two extremities of the region in which eighteen Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and three Municipalities [New Amsterdam, Rose Hall Town and Corriverton] are situated, making the Region by far the largest for LGE.At the Plegtanker/Kortberaadt NDC on the East Bank of Berbice, one of two new NDCs in the region, the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) is contending it had arrived at the NDC with its list since 20:00h on Thursday, but the security guard there reserved a place for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), which arrived sometime after 05:30h on Friday — the same time at which the returning officer arrived – and the returning officer allegedly allowed APNU to submit its list first, which according to PPP Member of Parliament Adrian Anamayah is an act that has raised concerns for his party.According to Anamayah, APNU members had fooled persons and had caused them to sign documents which APNU members used to indicate that those persons were APNU candidates. He said that had his party been allowed to be the first to submit its documents, as should rightly have been the case, some of those names would not have been allowed on the APNU list.Meanwhile, at the other end of the region, a similar situation was played out, wherein the PPP said it was at the office first and was given the number one tag, but the returning officer asked for APNU to be first to submit its list after membersThe PPP contingent leaving the GECOM Office in New Amsterdamof that party began to behave unruly in the GECOM compound.Again, Anamayah is contending, the PPP was denied its right to be the first to submit its list; and he is alleging that GECOM already is acting in a seemingly biased manner.According to the parliamentarian, the PPP will be challenging the actions of the returning officer in court.An effort made to get a comment from APNU was met with hostility.The Alliance for Change (AFC) did not contest in Corriverton and Rose Hall Town, nor did it contest at the Moleson Creek NDC. However, it submitted a list to contest in the town of New Amsterdam, where the APNU will be contesting in only six of the seven constituencies.The other parties to be contesting in New Amsterdam are the Guyana National Congress, the United Party for National Growth and Development, and the United Republican Party (URP).Speaking of the APNU’s chances in New Amsterdam, Mayor Winifred Haywood has expressed confidence in that party winning. APNU currently holds the mostThe APNU contingency at the New Amsterdam officeseats in the municipality.However, the PPP has similarly expressed confidence in winning the November 12 poll.Zabrally Armogan, who led the PPP contingent which marched from Freedom House in Berbice to the GECOM office, has said that party is strong and will be going for an “all-out win” in the town of New Amsterdam.Submitting the URP’s list was former welterweight boxing champion Jeff Roberts. According to him, the URP is strong and is sure that all of the persons on its list would be voting for that party.The URP is contesting in most of the NDCs and in one town; the PPP is contesting in all of the NDCs and towns; while APNU is contesting in most of the NDCs and all of the towns, and the AFC has submitted to contest only in its stronghold areas, which include one town and several NDCs.At the Port Mourant/Johns NDC, a PPP stronghold, Councillor Orin Dougall will be contesting as an individual. He told the <> that the PPP is split, and because he was very outspoken, he was not chosen to be on that party’s list. However, he praises democracy, which has given him a chance to represent the people of his constituency.At the Wyburg/Caracas NDC in West Canje, another new NDC in the Region, the PPP and APNU are the only two parties contesting. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Hornaday’s team reborn

first_imgThere was a time last year when Kevin Harvick was considering discontinuing his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team with Ron Hornaday Jr. He didn’t have a sponsor and resources were running thin. Kevin Harvick Inc. hired Rick Ren to be crew chief of Hornaday’s No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado team. Ren worked as Johnny Benson’s crew chief last year and won five races at Bill Davis Racing. He has also won races with drivers Andy Houston, Travis Kvapil and Rick Carelli, who is now the team manager at Kevin Harvick Inc. Ren replaces Wally Rogers, who worked on a couple of Harvick’s teams last year. “Everything changes in NASCAR racing, especially these trucks, so you have to stay on top of it,” said Hornaday, a former Saugus Speedway champ from Palmdale. “Last year, Wally was cut thin between the Busch car and the truck, and Kevin obligated himself to do the right thing.” Carelli said he believes the drivers and crew chiefs the team has are impressive, especially with Hornaday’s team. “I know where Kevin is with this program, Hornaday speaks for himself and you have sort of a quiet storm putting him and Rick together,” Carelli said. Carelli and Ren are not strangers. Ren was on Carelli’s Truck Series team early in Carelli’s career, including the race they won at Bristol Motor Speedway in 1995. Then Hornaday and his team got some backing from Allstates Employer Services and his team was reborn. Hornaday’s team has a new crew chief, one with an impressive resume, and the 48-year-old driver has a chance to win a third Truck Series championship. center_img Hornaday, who won two Truck Series championships with Dale Earnhardt Inc., and Carelli have a relationship that dates back to their days racing on the NASCAR Southwest Series. “You know when you already have a relationship with the team manager, I know the driver – his record speaks for itself – and I see the owner who is a young guy trying to build his programs,” Ren said. “(Kevin) has climbed the rungs of the ladder, and he’s gaining.” Ren said expectations are high for a productive season. “Maybe we haven’t all worked together but we already know each other,” Ren said. “When you walk in the door, you already know what they expect of you.” Kevin Harvick Inc. will have two entries in the Truck Series. Harvick, Clint Bowyer and newcomer Cale Gale will share driving duties in the No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado. Veteran Charlie Wilson, who like his boss Harvick is from Bakersfield, has been appointed crew chief of the No. 2 Chevrolet. As for Benson’s team, it was going to be facing a number of changes. The Bill Davis Racing Toyota trucks have a redesigned front end, as do the other three manufacturers in the Truck Series, and making adjustments was going to be inevitable. “Even if our team was 100 percent intact and didn’t have Rick as a change, we’d face the same changes coming in here anyway,” Benson said. “With the changes to the front end of the truck and the tire change, those challenges are made no matter what. It’s not like we unloaded a truck that came right off the track last year.” Benson will have Trip Bruce as his crew chief this year. Bruce has worked previously with Evernham Motorsports and Ultra Motorsports in the Truck Series. “Momentum is key because it gives the guys a great attitude coming into the season for sure,” Benson said. There are a number of Truck Series teams that are expanding their efforts. Five-time Truck Series race winner Rick Crawford will have a teammate at Circle Bar Racing. Crawford will be in the No. 14 Ford F-150 and David Starr will be in the No. 10 Ford for Circle Bar Racing. Joey Clanton and Stacy Compton will share driving duties in the No. 09 Ford for Wood Brothers/JTG Racing. Kelly Bries and Mark Martin will be in the No. 21 Ford for the same team. Shane Huffman and Clay Rogers will drive the No. 40 Chevrolet for Key Motorsports. A.J. Allmendinger, Josh Wise and Ken Butler III are set to race Darrell Waltrip’s No. 00 Toyota in the Truck Series. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series opens with the Chevrolet Silverado HD 250 on Friday at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. (818) 713-3715 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


first_imgA number of sports enjoyed super successes in July and many of the winners will be expecting to be in the frame for recognition at the end of the Year when the Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee commences their deliberations on the various categories.And already a number of names have emerged as the possible winner of the overall award which is currently held by Donegal GAA player Karl Lacey.Some of the stand out performers of the month included the boxer Meave McCarron who won bronze at the European Championships while there was also Mark English’s sixth place finish and PB time at the prestigious Olympic anniversary meeting in London. The rising star of Finn Valley’s John Kelly continued through July as the St. Johnston lad won a national shot putt gold which secured him a place on the Irish team for the Celtic International Games in Wrexham along with another FV athlete Blathnaid Patton (Triple Jump) and Tirconaill AC’s Kelly McGrory.There was international basketball success for twins Tadhg and Cian Hickey (Letterkenny Blaze) who helped the Irish U-17s to defeat England while in martial arts Josie Murray won two gold medals at the Jiu Jitsu at the International Brazilian Championships and in rugby Letterkenny lad Justin Allen was a member of the USA Rugby Boys High School side which toured Argentina.On the first weekend of the month there were six gold medals for Donegal at the Irish Juvenile Track & Fields Championships in Tullamore with the winners including the Kelly brothers John and James (PB) Shot; Finn Valley’s Blathnaid Patton (Triple Jump) and Aaron McGlynn (800m); Katie Hoad, Tirconaill AC (U-17 Girls Pole Vault) and Kelly McGrory in the U-18 400m hurdles.It was a busy July for Mark English which didn’t start off so well but ended on a high as the Letterkenny AC lad recorded a personal best in Santry of 1:45:32 for the 800m just 0.02 seconds outside the qualifying time for the World Championships. However he had made the time for Moscow after finishing 6th in a time 1.44.84 at the London Olympic Stadium. He also won silver at the National Championships at the Morton Stadium in the 400m. Fellow LAC member Brendan Boyce won gold and set a new PB in the 10km Walk at the same competition and Finn Valley’s Tori Pena was the winner of the pole vault.Tirconaill AC’s Mary McLoone took two silvers in the Long Jump and Triple Jump at the Morton Stadium and t the same venue Lifford’s AC’s Anne Marie McGlynn medal was second in the 5,000 metres while there was a bronze for Darren McBrearty in the 800 metres.The Tirconaill AC Women’s qualified for the league final in Sligo and both Letterkenny AC’s Ruairi Finnegan and Finn Valley’s Sarah Collins had seventh place finished finishes in their respective finals at the European Junior Championships in Italy. However, there was disappointment for Tirconaill’s Karl Griffin who failed to qualify for his final.In the middle of the month Brendan O’Donnell (Lifford AC) took gold in the U-15 Hammer Throw at the National Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore while club colleague Alan McGinley also picked up a medal. Also in Tullamore John Kelly took gold in the Shot Putt as did his club colleague Aaron McGlynn in the 1,500m.John Kelly’s younger brother James won silver in the discus. Blathnaid Patton, Niamh McGranaghan and Simone Crawford were also medalists while Jordan Byrne took silver in the walk. Caoimhe Byrne (Sliabh Liag AC) took silver in the U-16 Pole Vault. Tara Carr (Letterkenny AC) won silver in the U-17 high jump. Twins Tadhg and Cian Hickey helped the Irish U-17s to defeat England at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. The Kilmacrennan lads who are students at St. Eunan’s College play their club baskedtball with Blaze in Letterkenny.The big county boxing story came on the third day of July when Carrigart’s Meave McCarron won a bronze medal at the European Women’s Boxing Championships in Hungary and she only lost out narrowly on a place in the final and a silver medal. Three young Donegal boxers Bryan McNamee (Convoy), Brian Elliott (Letterkenny ABC) and Leon Gallagher (Finn Valley ABC) were selected to represent Ireland at the European Schoolboy Boxing Championships City West Hotel in Dublin.St. Johnston’s Ryan McBeth was picked for the Irish U-15 cricket side for the ICC European Championships while there was international cycling success for Letterkenny’s Conor McElwaine in Europe while Errigal CC’s Ciara Doogan was on the Irish Girls Team that competed in Holland.In the sport of equestrian Clodagh Barry (Newtown) and Lisa Moore (Ramelton) were selected for the young Irish horse riding team for European Championships in September in Belgium. At the TREC Ireland National Championships in Mullingar Christopher Pyper of Ramelton was the winner of the Grangeclare Cup for the highest scoring level 1 rider. Christopher and his partner Louise Edwards also finished second in the Level 1 pairs championship. In the level 3 individual category, Lisa Moore was placed 3rd and was the highest scoring young rider (U21) of the weekend.And at the National Show Jumping ChampionshipsPatricia Warren, based at Killult Stables in Falcarragh, produced the fastest clear round of the day to win the Advanced Intermediate title in Mullingar.In GAA Naomh Conaill were crowned Division 1 U14 county champions for the first time in their history after a fantastic 5-8 to 2-13 win over St.Eunans. On the same night Killybegs won the Division 2 U-14 county title defeating Naomh Columba. Aodh Ruadh took the county minor hurling title after defeating Buncrana. There was some consolation for Buncrana who won the U-14A hurling final overcoming Aodh Ruadh.Despite a remarkable 3-5 from Milford’s Amber Barrett the Donegal Ladies Minor side suffered a heavy 10-18 to 3-6 defeat at the hands of Dublin at Breffni Park. After a ten match unbeaten run over three years Donegal surrendered their Ulster Senior Football Championship crown to Monaghan in Clones but maintained their bid for back-to-back All-Ireland titles by defeating Laois in a fourth round qualifier game. The Donegal Ladies senior side made their championship exit going down to Westmeath in a qualifier at Breffni Park.The big news in motorsport in the month was Declan and Brian Boyle in a Subaru WRC winning the Sligo Park Hotel Rally to take a 36 points lead in the National Championship. In rowing Sinead and Catriona Jennings competed in the national championships.18-year-old Justin Allen toured Argentina with the USA Rugby Boys High School side. Justin who is 6’10” qualifies to play for the USA through his mother Kathleen who is a native of Nebraska. He now plays his club rugby with the Portadown U-19s having moved from Letterkenny RFC.There was disappointment on the soccer front for the Inishowen League who lost the Oscar Traynor Cup Final 3-1 against the AUL (Dublin) at Tolka Park.Five Donegal players represented Ireland at the World Universities Games in Kazan, Russia. The men’s team finished fifth overall while the women’s side were sixth at the end of the competition. Letterkenny’s Cillian Morrison and Raymond Foy from Castlefin were the county’s male representatives while Donegal’s female squad members were Ciara Grant (Letterkenny) and the two Termon women Geradline McLaughlin and Roisin McCafferty. McLaughlin and McCafferty were only home briefly in Ireland from Kazan before heading off with the Sligo IT side to the European Universities Futsal Championships in Spain.Finn Harps players Darragh Black (Milford) and Chris Flanaghan (Letterkenny) have been included in a Republic of Ireland 1996 age group squad to play two friendly games against Ipswich Town on the 12th and 14th of August.Donegal Town lad Liam Martin made his European Champions League debut as a sub for Sligo Rovers in their 1-0 defeat at the Showgrounds against Norwegian side Molde. And Ramelton’s Barry McNamee played in both legs of the Europa Cup for Derry City against Turkish side Trabzonspor but the Candystripes lost 7-2 on aggregate. At the end of the month McNamee was selected to travel with the Republic of Ireland’s U-21 squad to the Faroe Islands for the opening UEFA qualifier game for the 2015 Euro Finals.There was great news for Kilmacrennan Celtic as Trevor Gorman picked up the FAI ‘Best Publication’ award on behalf of the club at the annual presentation function in Arklow, Co. Wicklow.Three Inishowen girls Roma McLaughlin, Sarah Jane McDonald and Nicole Gordon were members of the Republic of Ireland women’s U17s squad who won the international Carrickfergus Cup in Carrickfergus after two games against Northern Ireland. In the first game the Republic had a comfortable 6-2 victory with McLaughlin and McDonald among the scorers while Gordon also started the game.The second game saw a 2-0 win for the girls making it 8-2 on aggregate with McDonald getting her second goal of the competition. McLaughlin started the second game while McDonald came on as a sub.In the last week of the month the Inishowen U-13 Schoolboys did superbly well to win a top title at the Foyle Cup while the Donegal U-14 Schoolboys were runners-up in their final. The Lagan and Greencastle ladies also lifted cups in their respective categories.In the sport of swimming Inishowen man Ian Gaynor moved to Philadelphia to begin an international scholarship at Widener University. The 20-year-old Inishowen native was a member of the City of Derry Club.Letterkenny 24/7s Aidan Callaghan excellent triathlon performances continued as he finished 5th (second in his age group) at the National Championships in Athlone at the beginning of July. He followed that up by winning the Letterkenny 24/7 annual spring triathlon around Gartan Lake.There was success for schools athletes Kate McGowan and Kelly McGrory from Abbey VS who won three medals that helped Team Ireland finish second at the School’s Track & Field International at the Morton Stadium in Dublin. McGowan won two silvers in the 800m and Long Jump respectively while it was bronze for McGrory in the 300m hurdles. For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards visit or find us on Facebook at DonegalSports StarawardsDONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS REVIEW – WHAT A SCORCHER JULY WAS! was last modified: August 12th, 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDJulylast_img read more


first_imgIT’S THE stuff that great kids’ summers are made of – and no wonder children from around Co Donegal and Ireland are flocking to the Gartan Outdoor Adventure Centre.And with limited places left on a number of mini-camps, parents are being advised to book their places quickly.These pictures were taken at a mini-camp last week – with kids being given the option of staying over for one night or two as part of the deal. And what a spectacular scene they make.The centre has launched a series of new adventure camps – both residential and day courses – with prices to suit most pockets.But now there is a wide range of new camps – with a thrill every minute.Four great new mini-adventures await your children where they get to learn new life skills and make new friends doing everything from building their own rafts, kayaking on Gartan Lake or having good old-fashioned fun building their own camp for the night. Below is one example package called Thrill-A-Minit, due to start on Wednesday, August 1st.THRILL-A-MINIT!!The 2 1/2 day GR8Escape stay at Gartan starts on Wednesdays at 10.00. Arrive and register and then off on the Warm-Up Forest Hunt – a bit of a navigation run around for starters. Obstacle Course comes next, a real blast and VERY mucky. Bushcraft follows (this is building a camp apparently). Climbing Wall FUN-damentals for the craic. And then Camp in your Bushcraft shelter! (or stay in Centre if weather awful).Thursday starts with Mountain biking – Learn really KOOL mountain biker skills. This is followed by Kayaking with a difference!! Try orienteering on the lake. Then its time for bows and arrows in the Archery…Just like Robin Hood. Stay Overnight at Gartan, in Centre.Friday sees Raft Building – Learn the ropes and build your own – and then the Great Daft Raft race. Home again 12.30 Friday (no lunch this day)- with all your wet, dirty stuff and a BRAND NEW T SHIRT FOR FREE!!COST: €90 per person, all in. Includes the overnights and all your food! MAD PRICES for these new courses!There’s also a two-day, one-night stay course starting on Mondays – priced at €65 per child.There are also day adventure courses available. For more log on to or call 07491 37032 to reserve a place.PICTURE SPECIAL: KIDS ON GARTAN ADVENTURE…WHATEVER THE WEATHER! was last modified: July 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:PICTURE SPECIAL: KIDS ON GARTAN ADVENTURE…WHATEVER THE WEATHER!last_img read more


first_imgDDTV VIDEO: Donegal manager Jim McGuinness speaks after Donegal’s nine-point victory over Kerry in Ballybofey on Sunday. Pictures from jacksonsmediatv.Click to play and listen to Jim talking about his views on the National League campaign, switching players around the positions on the field and the campaign going forward.There is also reaction from Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice.   DDTV VIDEO: JIM McGUINNESS TALKS AFTER KERRY WIN ABOUT USING THE LEAGUE TO DEVELOP PLAYERS was last modified: March 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV VIDEO: JIM McGUINNESS TALKS AFTER KERRY WIN ABOUT USING THE LEAGUE TO DEVELOP PLAYERSlast_img read more

Man appeals for help finding missing wallet in Letterkenny

first_imgA man who was visiting Letterkenny last weekend is seeking help or information after losing his wallet. Philip Marquess from Derry discovered he lost his wallet in Letterkenny Retail Park on Saturday 6th February. While his bank cards have been cancelled and there was no cash in the wallet, there are other important contents that he is hoping to get back.The brown-coloured wallet did not have any ID inside, so Philip is appealing to people in the town to contact him with information. You can message him on Facebook here: or email The online appeal gives all the details: “Saturday past I lost my wallet in Letterkenny retail park. I used it in TK Maxx 1.15pm and then walked up to my car which was parked outside of Evolve. Within that walk, I dropped my wallet.“I rang up to cancel my cards and I was told both my cards have already been cancelled and they said it isn’t uncommon for someone to find a wallet and cancel the cards. So I know someone has my wallet. There was no cash in the wallet but there are other things in the wallet that I really need to get back. Unfortunately my ID wasn’t in my wallet so the person can’t trace me.“Thanks in advance.”  Man appeals for help finding missing wallet in Letterkenny was last modified: February 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:appealletterkennylost and foundwalletlast_img read more

Do you know someone who deserves the title Outstanding Young Person of the Year?

first_imgDo you know an outstanding young person between the age of 18 to 40 who you think deserves recognition for their achievements?Junior Chamber International (JCI) Donegal are running a competition to identify those in the community who have done something remarkable. Nominations to identify these outstanding young people in Donegal are now being sought from the public.‘The Outstanding Young People’ of the year competition is a drive to identify young people for their dynamism and enthusiasm in their fields. There is a local awards ceremony in which winners will receive a commemorative trophy and be recognised by their peers.After the local awards, the Donegal winners may go on to be recognised nationally and possibly internationally for their achievements.Every year, Junior Chamber International selects 10 outstanding young people under 40 to be recognised for living the JCI Mission in extraordinary ways. JCI Ireland shone last year with Harry McCann from Dublin bringing a world award back home after being recognised in an awards ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands.If you know someone who can follow in Harry’s footsteps, there are 10 categories under which nominations can be made, relating to the fields of business; politics; academic achievements; culture; moral/environmental leadership; contribution to children/world peace/human rights; humanitarian/voluntary leadership; scientific/technological development; personal improvement/accomplishment; and medical innovation. This competition is free to enter. Members of the public are now invited to take some time to show someone you admire, that you respect what he/she does and believe his/her contribution should be recognised.Ann-Louise McClintock, Organiser of the local awards with JCI Donegal added “We are excited to be running the awards for the fifth year in a row in Donegal. In 2017 we had three national winners with Jennifer Doherty, Aoife Gillespie and Eoin Callaghan and our local winners were exceptional. Donegal is full of incredible young people and we are privileged to recognise them.”Send in your nominations now by filling in the online form on close Friday 26th of March 2018 and JCI Donegal are delighted to have AIB supporting our event both locally and nationally.Make sure you check out JCI Donegal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more, email Do you know someone who deserves the title Outstanding Young Person of the Year? was last modified: March 20th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegaljci irelandoutstanding young person of the yearlast_img read more