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GVL Donates Drums of Crude Palm Oil to Host Communities in Sinoe

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first_imgGolden Veroleum Liberia has donated drums of crude palm oil to the company’s host communities, which followed the dedication on 19 April of a mini mill in Tarjuowon District in Sinoe County.Six large drums of fresh palm oil were distributed in Tarjuowon District to Butaw, Numopoh, Tartweh, Nitrain, Du Wolie Nyennue and Sorbor in Dugbe River. Presenting the oil to the communities, GVL General Manager for sustainability Mr. Flomo Molubah said GVL respects the rights, traditions and culture of local communities. He said this is the first step to GVL meeting its aspirations to producing high quality palm oil from Sinoe and Grand Kru for use and sale locally and for export. He later thanked the communities for the support.Mr. Molubah urged the communities to invite all members of the communities to sample the oil. He said, “Although it is not much to share at the moment, it gives all community members an opportunity to share GVL’s joy by tasting our first production.” The oil comes from the fruits of palm trees planted in Butaw District and Numopoh. A special service was held in Butaw before the mill was dedicated.For his part, the superintendent of Tarjuowon Statutory District, Paul Chea, lauded the management of Golden Veroleum for its commitment and for remembering the people of Tarjuowon. He said GVL has proven to be a true partner by distributing the first oil produced from its mill among its host communities. “GVL has proven to be committed to us. By distributing the first oil from the mill, GVL is showing that it really loves us and we believe that more will come.”Chea said the presence of GVL has brought a significant change to his district, and Sinoe at large. He named the construction and rehabilitation of roads, bridges, hand pumps and schools as some of the social benefits communities are getting from GVL. He said the rehabilitation, opening of new roads/construction of roads, will improve the flow of goods and services to and from the county capital Greenville and other surrounding communities. He said, “Before GVL, we had decades of inaccessibility for residents and commuters due to road damage caused by heavy downpours in the rainy season. Now we have much more reliable road links.” Speaking on behalf of Du- Wolie Township, Commissioner Ramsey Snoh thanked GVL Management for the recognition of their community. He said, “GVL is yet to move in our Township, but the fact that the company has recognized the people of Du Wolie and Nyennue means that the company is committed to working with its host communities and improving their livelihood.” He pledged that he will distribute the oil equally among members of the community. He urged the citizens of Du – Wolie – Nyennue to act fast in signing the MOU that will bring more development and employment to the community. “We need to act very fast to sign this MOU so that more development and employment will come to our people. Your palm oil is good and we want it to be planted here as well,” he concluded. Golden Veroleum Liberia commissioned its first mini mill in Sinoe in April 2016 with an operating capacity of 5 tons per hour. The company plans to complete its main mill construction in the first half of 2017, with an eventual capacity of 80 tons per hour. The projects are fulfilling GVL’s commitment to bringing major investments in factories and industries to the Liberian Southeast. When completed, the main mill will bring additional employment for at least 150 Liberian staff and professionals, a press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3 in custody, 3 wanted for vendor’s murder

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first_imgAs investigations continue in the murder of Ron Mansfield, a phone card vendor of Lot 772 Westminster, West Bank Demerara (WBD), the Police have arrested three persons and are on the hunt for three others.A source close to the investigation told Guyana Times that detectives received several leads in connection with the murder, which occurred on June 19 in front of the now dead man’s home.The source stated that the Police have intensified their investigations into the murder, and the investigative ranks were optimistic that they would have aDead phone card vendor, Ron Mansfieldbreakthrough shortly.The 37-year-old phone card vendor was shot dead during a robbery. It was reported that the now dead vendor had just returned home on his motorcycle when he was approached by a young man, who demanded that he hand over the bag he was carrying.The vendor reportedly put up a fight and in retaliation, the gunman discharged a round hitting him in his chest. The suspect then collected the man’s bag which contained an undisclosed sum of money and a quantity of phone cards and escaped.The man’s wife had told Guyana Times that her husband returned home about 20:30h after plying his trade and upon doing so, he collected a bottle to purchase water. Soon after, the distraught woman explained she heard the sound of a gunshot followed by screaming children.As she looked out, she saw her husband a short distance away with blood oozing from his chest. He was picked up and was being rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital when he succumbed to his injuries.The now dead man had been selling phone cards for about five years. The man leaves to mourn his wife, two children, and other relatives.last_img read more

Severe thunderstorm watch continued for Peace Region and Fort Nelson

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first_img3:46 PM PDT Monday 24 June 2013Severe thunderstorm watch for B.C. North and South Peace River and Fort Nelson continuedPotential for severe thunderstorms this evening.This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail, heavy downpours, and damaging winds.- Advertisement -Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms this evening over the Central Interior and the British Columbia Peace River region. There is the potential that some of these thunderstorms may be severe. These severe thunderstorms are capable of giving large hail, heavy downpours, and damaging wind gusts.Advertisementlast_img

Closed doors return reminder of Croatian football’s ills

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first_img0Shares0000Croatia’s clash with England on Friday will be played behind closed doors after a swastika was marked onto the pitch for a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy © AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVICRIJEKA, Croatia, Oct 10 – Croatia’s first fixture back on home soil after reaching the World Cup final should be a homecoming for heroes who defied the odds to carry a nation of just four million to the biggest game in football.Instead, not one fan will be allowed in to see their country’s World Cup semi-final rematch with England at an 8,000 capacity stadium in Rijeka for a Nations League clash on Friday. The hosts are completing a UEFA sanction to play two games behind closed doors after a swastika symbol was carved into the pitch during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy in June 2015.“It is not fair because we will play against England, two World Cup semi-finalists, and we must play without fans,” Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic told AFP.“I know UEFA punished us but it is not right to play without fans.“We have to accept it and try to do the best we can from our side.”Just three months on from the highs of Russia, the sight of two of the final four playing a competitive match in front of empty stands is just the latest example of the clash between Croatia’s ability to develop world class players and the structural and cultural problems it faces off the field.The Italy match where the swastika appeared was also held behind closed doors as a punishment for racist chanting against Norway in an earlier qualifier.At Euro 2016 a match with the Czech Republic had to be halted as flares rained down on the pitch from Croatian fans as a protest against their own football association.– Dark side to a fairytale –Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was crowned as FIFA’s player of the year last month for leading his country to the World Cup final © AFP / Ben STANSALL“Croatia is a football phenomenon, a miracle on the field of play, but there are issues to be solved,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.“The key problems in Croatia are hooligan-related incidents that can lead to drastic measures, and relatively poor infrastructure, compared to similar countries.”Yet, even those revered on the field have been embroiled in controversy.FIFA’s recently crowned player of the year Luka Modric was castigated by fans in the build-up to the World Cup for his role in the case that saw former Dinamo Zagreb chief executive Zdravko Mamic, still seen by many as the strongman of Croatian football, sentenced to a six-and-a-half year jail term for corruption and embezzling funds from the transfers of players.Modric was even accused of perjury, but will not face prosecution according to a report last week.That darker side of Croatia’s football fairytale also reared its head in the days after the World Cup final when the players invited a singer known for pro-Nazi sympathies to join them on stage at their welcoming party in Zagreb.Croatia were given a hero’s welcome in a parade on their return to Zagreb after the World Cup © AFP / Andrej ISAKOVICThe joy as 100,000 fans greeted the team back from Russia in July on a open-top bus parade through the capital contrasts sharply with the soullessness of the empty stadium that will greet them on Friday night.Croatia also suffered a hangover on the field against Spain last month to already leave Dalic more focused on Euro 2020 than another attempt at glory in the Nations League.“We lost the first game 6-0 against Spain! We have to improve and play a good game but it is not easy to play against England without fans,” he added.“Our target is the Euro 2020. I know now we have the Nations League but now we are tired and gave everything we had in the World Cup. Now we need time for a fresh start.”A similar reset is needed off the field to let Croatia’s stars shine without being shrouded in controversy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Klopp criticises Burnley approach after Gomez injury

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first_imgJoe Gomez faces a spell on the sidelines after the England defender was carried off early in the 3-1 win at Turf Moor, which cut Manchester City’s advantage at the top to two points.Gomez will have scans on an injured left ankle following a full-blooded challenge from defender Ben Mee.“Burnley had a specific plan to be really aggressive and really physical,” said Liverpool’s German boss.“Joe is injured, and probably not only a little bit. We have to see what he’s like. We don’t know at the moment and we have to see tomorrow. It’s his ankle.”Burnley manager Sean Dyche made no apologies for his side’s approach as the hosts picked up just one yellow card, but Klopp added: “I’m pretty sure saying this won’t make me a lot of friends here, but that’s not the job I have.“I said (to the officials) after the first challenge, I don’t know who did it, but it was like a sliding challenge where the player came in from six or seven yards and gets the ball. Everybody likes it but I said to them ‘please, tell them they can’t do that’.“The referees have to make sure it doesn’t happen. You get the ball, nice, but then, boom, you get the player as well.– Klopp warning –“It’s like (10-pin) bowling and that’s exactly what happened four or five times. It was no foul but you have to be careful if you’re going in at full speed. I told the ref he needed to calm it down because the danger of injury is always there and we had to make a substitution of an really important player for us.“You can be aggressive, that’s OK and it’s part of football. Just be careful. Sliding six or seven yards to win the ball, these times are over and somebody needs to tell you to stop doing it.”Klopp’s decision to make seven changes from the Merseyside derby victory over Everton almost backfired until goals from James Milner, substitute Roberto Firmino with his first touch, and Xherdan Shaqiri sealed a comeback win after Jack Cork had given the hosts the lead early in the second-half.Burnley are only kept off the bottom of the table on goal difference after taking two points from the past 24.Following his 300th game in management, Dyche played-down suggestions of a spat with Klopp at the final whistle, insisting: “I just said to him ‘well done’. That was it. The reaction from our supporters at the end showed me they are still very much with us and that display was more like the standards we know we’re capable of.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (pictured December 2, 2018) helped his team make a comeback at Burnley after the hosts took an unexpected lead © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFBURNLEY, United Kingdom, Dec 6 – Jurgen Klopp hit out at Burnley’s physical approach as Liverpool were left with a major injury worry after battling back from a goal down to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Wednesday.A 12th win means second-placed Liverpool have made their best-ever start to a top-flight season after 15 games but Klopp revealed his plea to match officials to protect his players from a series of robust sliding challenges from the Clarets was largely ignored.last_img read more

We offered to change contracts to sign Neymar- Pique

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first_img0Shares0000Gerard Pique said he would have accepted less money this season to allow Barcelona to re-sign Neymar. But the Brazilian stayed at Paris Saint-Germain © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Oct 31 – Gerard Pique has said Barcelona’s players offered to alter their own contracts to help the club buy Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain last summer.Barca attempted to re-sign Neymar, sold to PSG for a world record 222 million euros ($249 million) in 2017, but the two teams were unable to agree a deal. Key players, including Lionel Messi, were eager for the Brazilian to return and Pique says they tried to help the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, complete the transfer while satisfying UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.“What we proposed to the president was that we could tweak our contracts because we knew there was an issue with Fair Play,” Pique told Cadena Ser on Wednesday night.“Instead of getting paid what we were owed for that year, we could transfer it to the second, third of fourth year so Ney could come.“Ultimately we wanted to support the club and if we could help in some way, we had no problem with that.”Neymar earns 38 million euros a year at PSG and the financial implications of signing the 27-year-old would be huge.“We told him, ‘you live in a golden prison’,” Pique added. “But in football anything can happen and the door is open.”Pique also said the postponement of last Saturday’s Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid was unnecessary.The fixture has been rescheduled for December 18 after violent protests broke out last week in Catalonia, following the imprisonment of nine pro-independence leaders.“My opinion is the postponement was unnecessary,” said Pique. “Common sense says that in Spanish stadiums there has not been any violence. We are civilised people.“That same weekend the Espanyol-Villarreal game was played and nothing happened. And why isn’t something going to happen on December 18 if it was going to happen before? The situation will be similar.“It was magnifying a problem that wasn’t a problem in the first place.”Pique is also the founder of Kosmos, the investment group leading the revamp of tennis’ Davis Cup, which begins in its new format in Madrid on November 18.The 32-year-old said the plan is for the new one-week competition with 18 teams to expand to two weeks and 24 teams, although Roger Federer has expressed scepticism about the changes.Asked if he would mind Roger Federer changing football, Pique said: “Not at all.”Pique added: “We sent him a letter and were surprised by his statements. They see the Davis Cup as competing with the tournament he has.”0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘You never know! – Ian Rush on Wales’ chances of going far at Euro 2016

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first_imgIan Rush believes that Wales can continue their fine form at Euro 2016.Chris Coleman’s side secured qualification with an emphatic 3-0 win over Russia on Monday night in Toulouse, which saw them pip England to top spot of Group B in the process.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Liverpool and Wales legend challenged his countrymen to emulate the success of Leicester City, who defied odds of 5,000/1 to win the Premier League.When asked if the Dragons could reach the final four of the tournament, Rush said: “It would be a dream come true really!“I thought they were fantastic last night and the supporters were superb.“You talk about Leicester City and you never know. For me, what we’ve done now has been fantastic and let’s just take it from here.”last_img

Clock ticks for L.A.

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The only one who has been actively working on alternatives is Northwest Valley Councilman Greig Smith, who represents the dump’s neighbors. Smith’s come up with long-term plan that envisions building trash-to-energy plants and cutting dumping significantly in the next few years, then down to nothing over time. Ideally for the Granada Hills residents who must live with the hundreds of diesel-chugging trucks rumbling through their neighborhoods, the city would choose to stop dumping at Sunshine Canyon altogether and work to close the dump once and for all. But at least Smith’s plan is a start. It’s the first time anyone has come up with an actual time line for the end to the city’s dumping. The people deserve more than a hastily made choice when it comes to this issue of health and quality of life. It’s time city officials stop dragging their feet, stop saying they are studying alternatives. There can be no compromise on this issue. There must be an action plan to end the trashing of the San Fernando Valley while ripping off its tax dollars and giving nothing in return. Tick, tock, the clock is running on Sunshine Canyon and on hopes for unifying the city of Los Angeles to create a better and healthier future for all. Time is running out for Los Angeles city officials to come up with an alternative to extending a five-year contract to dump at Sunshine Canyon. And if they don’t act fast, they will, once again, accept an extension contract at the last minute and assume the public will accept their irresponsible conduct. That’s not acceptable. City officials have known since last summer that they must either make good on a promise to find an alternative to continued dumping at the Granada Hills landfill or go back on their word. Approving expansion of this dump into Granada Hills residents’ backyards was a rotten decision when it was made without considering alternatives six years ago, and then-Mayor James Hahn broke his promise to dump the city’s trash elsewhere. And it would be rotten for the City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to turn their backs on their commitments. They gave the operator of the Granada Hills landfill, Browning-Ferris Industries, a six-month contract extension while they planned to study alternatives. Yet, here we are nearly two weeks from the deadline of Feb. 28, and council members are just now starting to scramble for a plan. 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

DONEGAL DANCE STAR GETS KNUCKLES RAPPED OVER HANDBRAKE TURNS

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first_imgA Donegal dancer who is part of an up-and-coming group which appeared on SKY television has appeared in court on careless driving charges.Vinny is part of Static MovementVincent ‘Vinny’ McLaughlin, 22, is part of dance outfit Static Movement who are considered one of the best dance groups in Ireland and the UK. The group recently got rave reviews when they appeared on SKY television’s Got To Dance show.McLaughlin appeared at Letterkenny District Court on driving charges.The court heard the dancer was driving a car which was recorded on CCTV doing two handbrake turns at Pearse Road on August 28th last at 4.30am.McLaughlin’s solicitor Lisa Finnegan said he could not explain why he carried out such manoeuvres and that he was extremely nervous coming to court.He initially skidded on water and then went back and was pictured doing two handbrake turns.He was accompanied to court by his mother.Solicitor Finnegan said McLaughlin is part of the well-known dance group and they had recently performed a fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital.Judge Paul Kelly said McLaughlin had engaged in a highly dangerous activity in what appeared to be a moment of madness.He fined McLauglin €150 and warned him to watch himself in future.DONEGAL DANCE STAR GETS KNUCKLES RAPPED OVER HANDBRAKE TURNS was last modified: March 22nd, 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:dance outfitJudge Paul KellyStatic MovementVinny McLaughlinlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH SENIORS MAKE IT TWO WINS FROM TWO

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first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News: Monthly meetingThe monthly club executive meeting takes place this Thursday 30th April at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend. FootballAodh Ruadh made it two wins on the trot with a comprehensive 5-13 to 0-7 victory over Red Hugh’s in Father Tierney Park. It was a very young, but very talented Ballyshannon team which took to the field and they showed just how effective they can be with an amazing team performance, overwhelming the men from Killygordon. Once again Shane McGrath was superb, engineering scores as well as taking them. Philip Patton ran riot in front of the posts, Colm Kelly was all industry and Conor Patton really dominated the defence. Considering that Anthony Boyle was the only man over 23 on the starting 15, it was a most encouraging performance. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Red Hugh’s reserves could not field, but both reserve teams had a kick about and we have a few pictures from that up on aodhruadh.org.Aodh Ruadh’s next assignment should prove rather more testing as they travel to take on the early pacesetters in ACFL division three, Milford. The reserve games throws in at 1.30pm, and is followed by the seniors at 3pm.Congratulations to Aodh Ruadh minor player Philip Patton and the three Aodh Ruadh mentors Mick McGrath, Gary Walsh and Anthony McGrath involved the Donegal’s 2-14 to 1-11 Ulster Minor Football League victory Derry in Omagh last Saturday.Aodh Ruadh under 16s defeated Four Masters in Donegal Town on a scoreline of 5-9 to 2-12 on Wednesday evening. The under 16s are playing Naomh Muire at 7pm this Wednesday in Father Tierney Park. Aodh Ruadh have already qualified for the divisional semi-finals, so why not come up and see this fine young team in action.Aodh Ruadh under 14s travelled to Dungloe on Saturday for their opening fixture of the league. It was a game where the wind played a significant part and Ballyshannon had it in the first half. Eoin Doherty opened the scoring followed by points from Adam Rami and Shane Gillespie. However Dungloe hit for an important goal eight minutes in. Two more points from Eoin Doherty and another white flag from Gillespie made it 1-1 to 0-6 in favour of Aodh Ruadh at half-time, but with the facing wind to come, it was unlikely that was going to be enough against the homesters. That proved the case as Dungloe made much better use of the breeze to keep the score board ticking over. The Ernesiders kept battling, registering points through Rami and Gillespie, with Rami also poking home a goal, but the hosts were well worth their 5-6 to 1-8 victory. Best for Aodh Ruadh were Mark Gettins and Philip Cassidy who showed great intelligence and perseverance in defence, the unflappable Shane Gillespie in midfield and hard-working Adam Rami at full forward. Many thanks to those who helped transport the team on the long trip to Dungloe. The team are back on the road again this Friday when they travel to Glenties take on Naomh Conaill. Throw-in time will be 12 noon. As many parents as possible should come along to ensure we have lifts for all the players. Assemble at the park for 5.15pm, departing at 5.30pm. Match throws in at 7pm. Congratulations to Eoin Doherty who was elected under 14 captain by his fellow players at Wednesday training.Under 10 and under 12 training continues on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Mondays from 6pm to 7pm. A revised schedule for under 10 blitzes has been released. Details are as follows.Saturday 30th May @ 11.00am: Kilcar (hosts), Killybegs, Aodh Ruadh and Saint Naul’s. Saturday 13th June @ 11.00am: Pettigo (hosts), Aodh Ruadh, Bundoran and Naomh Bríd.Saturday 27th June @ 11.00am: Naomh Ultan (hosts), Bundoran and Aodh Ruadh.Saturday 25th July @ 11.00am: Ardara (hosts), Na Rossa, Naomh Muire and Aodh Ruadh.Saturday 15th August @ 11.00am: Four Masters (hosts), Saint Naul’s, Aodh Ruadh and Bundoran. Finals Day on Saturday 29th August @ 11.00am.Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Any new faces who want to join in the craic are more than welcome. A revised schedule for under 8 blitzes has been released and sees blitzes moved from Fridays to Saturdays. Details are as follows.Saturday 9th May @ 11.00am: Bundoran (hosts), Aodh Ruadh and Saint Naul’s.Saturday 6th June @ 11.00am: Aodh Ruadh (hosts), Naomh Conaill, Four Masters and Naomh Bríd.Saturday 20th June @ 11.00am: Four Masters (hosts), Aodh Ruadh and Dungloe.Saturday 11th July @ 11.00am: Aodh Ruadh (hosts), Bundoran, Naomh Bríd and Four Masters.Saturday 8th August @ 11.00am: Bundoran (hosts), Killybegs, Naomh Bríd and Aodh Ruadh.Finals Day on Friday 28th August @ 6.00pm.There will be Bord na nÓg meeting this Tuesday at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.HurlingAodh Ruadh made the familiar trip to Tyrone’s Centre of Excellence in Garvaghey on Sunday to play Louth side, Knockbridge. With only one sub at their disposal, the Ballyshannon men took ten minutes to settle into the game until eventually they found their rhythm and started to play with confidence which resulted in a plethora of well taken points by the majority of the forwards. Rory Cullen was in fine form with a personal tally of 0-4 in the first half alone. Cian Dolan was a solid presence in the half back line and the Ernesiders went in with a half time lead of 2-15 to 0-5. The second half continued in much the same vein with Christopher Kilgannon looking every bit the county hurler at full forward. He managed an impressive 5-3 in total for the day, with his opposite number bemused at the tenacity and ease Chris displayed whilst bearing down on goal. Overall it was an impressive team display from Aodh Ruadh with fine performances from Conor McNeeley, Stephen Sheerin, Ciaran Kilgannon and Barry Farragher. The Ballyshannon men won on a scoreline of 5-27 to 1-6. The seniors have a month long break before their next outing.Thursday last saw contrasting fortunes for our under 14s and minors in their respective games. The under 14s were in action in Páirc Aodh Ruaidh against a strong Saint Eunan’s team. Aodh Ruadh never got into the game against a physically stronger and much slicker team. The Letterkenny lads killed the game off early on with a number of goals. An encouraging sign was despite being well beaten the lads never gave up and tried their best till the end. Saint Eunan’s ran out easy winners. We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. The lads have another difficult game this Thursday against Buncrana. On Sunday we entertained Manorhamilton in a challenge game and had an easy win.The minors played Strabane in Father Tierney Park and as has been so often the case this year we just had the bare 15 players. The lads started the game in whirlwind fashion had five points on the board in the opening five minutes. It was obvious from early on that we were much too strong for the Tyrone lads. We ran out easy as winners as we continued our unbeaten start to the season. Aodh Ruadh are joint top of the league with Buncrana and it is already clear these two teams will contest the A League Final. The lads deserve great credit for reaching the final with such a small squad. We have pictures from the Strabane game up on aodhruadh.org.Over the last three weeks development Donegal squads have been picked from trials held in Convoy. The development squads are being run in a very professional manner this year and the first county blitzes are being held this Saturday. We are delighted to have the following players make the development squads: Under 16 Conal Sweeny, Brian McHenry and Stephen Anderson; Under 15 Liam O’Sullivan. The under 14 squad is to be selected during the week and hopefully we will have a number of lads on this panel also. The under 16s are in action this Saturday in Owenbeg where they are grouped with Antrim, Derry and Down. The under 15s are playing in Inniskeen and are grouped with South Ulster and Armagh. This is a good standard of hurling and it’s great to see our players make these squads.On Bank Holiday Monday we are hosting the annual Alan Ryan / Seamus Grimes under 16 hurling tournament. This tournament is in existence since 1998 to honour two former club men and their families. It is one of the most prestigious tournament’s at this age in Ulster. Again this year we have attracted some very good teams. Teams confirmed to date are Antrim’s Cushendall, Keady from Armagh, Tooreen of Mayo, Padraig Pearse’s from Roscommon, Galway’s Abbeyknocmoy, Carrickmore of Tyrone and Easkey from Sligo. Play gets underway at 11am and we would encourage everyone to drop in at some stage during the day to watch some great hurling and more importantly to remember the two lads and their families.We wish all our players well on Sunday as they make their confirmation, we hope they have a great day.Training for all on Sunday at 12 noon.LadiesThe Duck Race has been confirmed for Saturday 9th May at 3pm at McKenna’s Brook, East Port. We hope to see a big crowd out for this annual fun event.Hard luck to senior ladies who lost to Convoy on Sunday, it was a tough fought battle against a physically stronger team.The under 14s have an away match against Killybegs this week. The girls are going well this season, most recently scoring a 3-10 to 1-6 victory over Bundoran.Under 8 and under 10 training is moving outdoors now to Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh (Munday’s) from 6-7pm on Mondays.Well done to Sarah Patton and the Donegal ladies who are through to the division 2 final against Armagh after defeating Westmeath 3-10 to 1-4.Club kitWe now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Come Dive With MeAll cards in relation to the Skydive should be returned ASAP to Conal Gallagher, Tom Daly or David McLoone. Weather conditions continue to thwart the actual dive but all 11 are keen to go and it is planned all will get their skydive completed, when safe to do so, over the next two to three weeks.Abbey Centre BingoThe winner of the big April Bingo jackpot was Eileen Maguire of Donegal town who took home €800. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre. The snowball makes a return for the summer this week starting at €200 on game seven. Books priced at €15 for a full book, or half books for €8, or get the book and a half special for €20. See you there!CongratulationsWell done to Shane Ward and wife Gráinne on the new addition to the family, Eanna.God of CarnageBallyshannon Drama Society’s production of Yasmina Reza’s God Of Carnage will stage its last two shows before the All-Ireland finals on Monday 27th April and Tuesday 28th April. Shows commence 8.30pm nightly and tickets are available priced €12 or €10 on concession. The play is directed by Anne McHugh and features the acting talents of Trisha Keane, Rachel O’Connor, Richard Hurst and Tony Liston.Give bloodYou can give blood in the Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran on Thursday 30th April between 3-5pm and 7-9.30pm. New donors are always welcome. See www.giveblood.ie for more information on this important campaign.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €5,400. The winning numbers drawn were 5, 6, 7, 9, 12 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Ciara Mary Duggan, Cornhill; Patton family c/o Pat’s Bar; Catherine Gethins, Finner; and Una Bonnar, Assaroe View. Next draw in Dorrian’s Hotel with a Jackpot of €5,500 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH SENIORS MAKE IT TWO WINS FROM TWO was last modified: April 28th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more