“It’s a pride to stay here”

first_imgAlthough he ended his contract in June, he admitted that he was “more worried in December about the situation of the team than about my personal. 2020 has given us a change in the situation of the team and also this new contract. I try to be positive and it never crossed my mind at the time of the injury that could have been my last game with Tenerife, “he said.Also, since he has been in the club for so long, both Carlos and Suso “In addition to classmates they are also my friends. The performance in the field is what you see every weekend, but it is not all that is done within a team. We must also help in other aspects and other facets. “Missing to review Carlos Ruiz who this year resolved his future earlier than the previous year. “For me it is grateful to be able to continue another year wearing this shirt and this shield. I thank the club, the coach and my teammates who helped me get me here for another year. “Baza confessed that when they told him to continue, “Say yes without knowing the conditions. I am old and I know that every day I have less to enjoy this. I have been here for many years and I am happy to continue another season. I have never been so long in a club. Every time I identify more with the entity and with the people of the island. My wife is from here and I can’t ask for more. My intention is to continue in Tenerife for as long as possible and, in a somewhat distant future, to hang my boots. “Like his teammates, he highlighted the task of Cordero, “a close person who likes to be on a daily basis. He has entered with great enthusiasm, holding conversations and meetings with the whole team and it shows that he wants to help from the beginning “. More than 700 games played at the club were in the press room of Heliodoro this midday when Suso Santana (309), Carlos Ruiz (224) and Dani Hernández (186) offered a joint press conference after meeting on Wednesday the renewal of each of them for a season. “It’s a pride to stay here,” was the most repeated response from these veterans. They are already a reference of the costumes.Suso He was the last to appear and indicated that He feels “highly valued since I arrived in Tenerife. I never thought I’d be here for so long and it’s already going for nine seasons. The fans have been with me in good times and, above all, in bad times. I know we are all turning years, but the seasons in Second are very long and there are minutes for everyone, “he said.Taco’s He highlighted the “tranquility and confidence” that Miguel Concepción transmitted about his continuity. In addition, the march of Victor Moreno helped. “Juan Carlos Cordero is a person very close to the soccer player, who tries to be with us every day and that’s welcome, “he said. And also in the coach Rubén Baraja, “what He conveyed to us what he wanted and, in the end, we had the reward for our patience. He wanted to continue counting on us and the arrival of Lamb has made everything easier. “As for your personal performanceFinally, the Tenerife player assured that this course “I’ve been playing for many minutes and in the last game another partner came in, so I am looking forward again to my moment. “For its part, Dani remarked to continue for one more year “in the club of my land and with which I identify most. Grateful and eager to return that trust doing his best. The meeting lasted a minute and a half. We reached a quick agreement, “the goalkeeper acknowledged. “I work to do things well and in the club they have seen it that way.”last_img read more

James, Love lead Cavs past Hawks for 10th win in a row

first_imgAtlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry, left, defends against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA — LeBron James had yet another double-double, took command of a challenging defensive assignment and stuck around to see the end of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 10th straight victory, 121-114 over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.James had 24 points and 12 assists, and Kevin Love had 25 points and 16 rebounds to help Cleveland hold off Atlanta to extend the NBA’s longest active winning streak. It was James’ 14th double-double in 22 games.ADVERTISEMENT James had frequent exchanges with the officials but avoided serious confrontations following his first ejection in 1,082 career games Tuesday night in a home victory over Miami.Dennis Schroder, who led Atlanta with 27 points, blew past Cavaliers guard Jose Calderon to score on three straight layups to give Atlanta a 67-58 lead late in the first half. James took over primary defensive duties on Schroder to close the half and continued covering the super-quick guard in the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Cavaliers, who lost 117-115 at home to the Hawks on Nov. 4, ended a streak of three straight losses in the series.Cleveland trailed 67-63 at halftime despite making 8 of 17 3-pointers. The Cavaliers finished with 18 3s, giving them 11 straight games with 10 or more long-range shots. MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Cavaliers took the lead by outscoring the Hawks 36-23 in the third quarter. Love had 12 points while making three 3s in the period.Cleveland stretched its lead to double figures for the first time at 90-79 on a 3-pointer by James. The Cavaliers led 99-90 entering the final period.A basket by Ersan Ilyasova cut Cleveland’s lead to 111-108. Cleveland’s Jeff Green and Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore traded jams before two free throws by Ilyasova cut the deficit to 113-112.The Cavaliers survived the crisis when James sank a 3-pointer over Bazemore and Dwyane Wade added a short floater.Ilyasova had 22 points while making four 3-pointers. Marco Belinelli had 18 points and rookie John Collins had 13.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Amid troubled World Cup sales, FIFA set to hit $5.66B target Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Cavaliers: G Isaiah Thomas (hip) participated in pregame shooting but is not yet ready for full-speed drills. … Wade had 19 points. Jae Crowder had 15 points and Green had 12.Hawks: G Isaiah Taylor returned after missing five games with a right retinal tear. Coach Mike Budenholzer said Taylor “had a good practice” after being cleared on Wednesday and would be Schroder’s top backup barring more problems. … F Luke Babbitt (lower back) started and scored eight points after missing three games.SURGERY FOR SHUMPERTCavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was set to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday morning in Cleveland after he was reevaluated by team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck. Shumpert is averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13 games.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Memphis on Saturday night.Hawks: At Brooklyn on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio not just another game

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates with forward Pascal Siakam (43) after defeating the Chicago Bulls during NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Ontario, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)SAN ANTONIO — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is downplaying the significance of Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio.As usual, Leonard isn’t saying much.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 The trade is working out well for both teams — for now.Leonard is averaging career highs in points (27.3) and rebounds (8.2). DeRozan is having his best season for rebounds (5.9) and assists (6.3) and his 22.9 points per game is within range of his career high of 23.5 points.Toronto (28-11) has spent most of the season atop the Eastern Conference but is currently second behind Milwaukee (26-10) based on winning percentage.San Antonio (21-17) has rallied from a poor start to win 10 of its last 13 to close within 4 1/2 games of the top spot in the West.While the parties involved may have moved on, many Spurs fans have not. Leonard is expected to be booed heavily during the game, but Popovich hopes that is not the case.“I don’t speak for other people, but I hope that we’ll treat everybody with kindness and respect,” Popovich said. “We always have in the past, so we’ll see.”Leonard spent his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Spurs after being acquired from Indiana in a draft-day trade. So, his departure is personal to many fans in San Antonio.“I hope they react just as well and the same that they do with any other ex-teammate that comes back,” Spurs guard Patty Mills said. “He’s been a great teammate, a great friend to me, he deserves that. I’m hoping that it will be a warm welcome back to San Antonio, a place where he has won a championship and grew up here and people have treated him well.”Healing is an emotion DeRozan can understand.When the trade was first announced, DeRozan posted on social media that he felt “betrayed” by the Toronto organization. In the subsequent weeks following the trade, DeRozan said he wanted to gain revenge against the Raptors and that he had circled Thursday’s game “twice” on the league schedule. View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum But Leonard’s first game in San Antonio since being traded to Toronto along with Danny Green for DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl has more significance than just another regular season gamePopovich once deemed the franchise belonged to the 6-foot-7 MVP candidate with the impending departure of the Big Three — Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. But Leonard’s unhappiness and request for a trade stunned the organization.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Give me some popcorn, I just want to watch it,” Spurs veteran LaMarcus Aldridge quipped Wednesday. “If I can just get some popcorn and watch it, I would, but I might have to play.”It’s easier to joke about the pending reunion because there was nothing funny about the breakup. Solskjaer retains magic touch at Man United with another win No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Five months later, DeRozan said he hadn’t thought much about the matchup against his former team.“Emotional? I don’t know, I never experienced an emotional game,” DeRozan said. “I couldn’t answer your questions about it right now. I don’t feel like it’s going to be an emotional game, but that’s right now.”Said Popovich: “A lot of people, because of the trade, will add fuel to it and try to make it this, that and the other, and that’s fine. But for us, it’s about just trying to get better, create better habits on both ends of the floor. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing. Those are the goals every game.”Aldridge agrees with his teammate and coach — to a point.“It’s emotional for sure, I’ve been there,” the Spurs forward said. “I wasn’t on the end kind of how (DeRozan’s trade) went down. I left a team, and it was not good blood there.“I can’t speak for him, but I know it’s definitely not just another game, for sure.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Leonard sat out all but nine games last season with a right quadriceps injury that first flared up prior to training camp. The diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the injury created unrepairable tension between Leonard and the Spurs.Neither side has offered any details on the saga — a stance that continues.“You move on in life,” Popovich said. “We’re not going to redo what’s happened in the past in any way shape or form. That’s of no consequence at this point and it does no good to go backwards and talk about this, that or the other.”Leonard still speaks like he plays for the Spurs even though he is no longer in San Antonio. Like Popovich, Leonard views Thursday’s matchup as another game and another chance to improve.“It’s going to be fun,” Leonard said. “Everybody’s anticipating the game. Things like that only get me better for the long run, so it’s going to be a good game.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, December 14

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Liverpool’s Italian striker Mario Balotelli, 24, could be heading back to Serie A with Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini eager to secure his return to the San Siro. (Daily Star Sunday) Mancini could also return to former club Manchester City to sign England midfielder James Milner, 28, whose contract talks with the Premier League champions have broken down. (The Sun) Colombia international Fredy Guarin, 28, could be going in the other direction with Liverpool considering a January loan deal for the Inter midfielder. (Sunday People) Chelsea have made a £30m bid for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, in an attempt to beat Manchester United to the signing of the Netherlands international in January. (Sunday Express) Everton have joined Arsenal, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid in the chase for Croatia international and Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 22. (Sunday Mirror) Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, who is set to be a free agent next summer, is attracting interest from Dutch champions Ajax. (Sunday People) Ings is also a target for a number of Premier League clubs, with Newcastle United leading the top-flight chase for the forward. (Daily Star Sunday) Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is keen to loan out Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj, 19, in January with Real Sociedad leading the chase. (Sunday Express) Manchester City and New York City FC are set to agree to extend the loan of 36-year-old Frank Lampard at the Etihad from the end of December until the end of March. (Sunday Mirror) MLS side New York Red Bulls want to make Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard their star signing and hope to take advantage of the 34-year-old’s relationship with sporting director and former Reds manager Gerard Houllier. (Sunday Telegraph) Swansea City’s Spanish forward Michu, 28, who is on loan at Napoli, could be set to return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace. (Mail on Sunday)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Giroud: Arsenal squad have full faith in WengerExclusive – Irvine backs strike pair to start firing for West BromTottenham transfer report: Talks open over January deal for defenderHoffenheim urge Norwegian starlet to shun interest from Liverpool and Man UnitedLiverpool prepared to gamble on ‘new Suarez’Chelsea outcast lined up for Inter Milan move in JanuaryReports: Liverpool defender to agree end-of-season Roma switch Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, December 14 1last_img read more

Firefighters set to jump on fires

first_imgRED FLAG: As rising winds renew wildfire threats, crews and equipment go on alert. By Elliot Spagat The Associated Press SAN DIEGO – Applying lessons learned just a week ago, Southern California is lining up fire crews and aircraft to get a jump on wildfires if the hot, dry Santa Ana winds expected to return this weekend cause major flare-ups. The forecast this weekend called for Santa Ana winds gusting to 50 mph near the cities of San Bernardino and Fontana, east of Los Angeles, and in the mountains near hard-hit Santa Clarita, in Los Angeles County. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Riverside County on Friday because of harsh winds, which in addition to heightening the wildfire threat have damaged power lines, trees, homes and buildings. Similar gusts were expected in the hamlet of Campo, about 60 miles east of San Diego on the Mexican border, and in the sparsely populated mountains of Orange County. The winds, which blow east to west from the deserts and through mountain canyons this time of year, are hot and dry, sending humidity plunging and turning wooded areas into tinderboxes.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.None of more than two dozen air tankers and military helicopters that arrived from around the country to fight last month’s blazes are returning to their home bases, said Francis Solich, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The state also has 75 “strike teams” of five engines spread throughout Southern California. Also Friday, Marines began training with state firefighters at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, and will be available to join firefighting efforts this weekend if needed. When more than 15 fires began breaking out across Southern California two weeks ago, it took more than 24 hours for nearly two dozen firefighting helicopters to get into the air. As firefighters prepared for this weekend’s winds, several small fires continued to burn in sparsely populated areas. Also, two large ones had yet to be fully contained. last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny man Conor Mc Garry traveled from Liverpool to compete in last weekend’s Gael Force North – and he’s still aching!Fit as a fiddle – Conor McGarry!This is a very personal account of one Donegal man’s triumph over the roads, mountains and lakes of our wonderful county.It all started last Christmas on a wee visit back to Donegal. Sitting at the bar enjoying a few pints of the black stuff the lads were enjoying a bit of banter about last years Gaelforce North, an adventure race comprising of running, kayaking, cycling and running up and down a mountain. Stories of pulled muscles, how tough the wind and rain was and how at the time they would never enter this event again were mentioned. How hard could it be I asked?…. a bit of running, a little paddle on a lake, a leisurely cycle and a wee walk up a mountain…. no bother! Sign up then they replied!!!! So the next day I did, having a quick look at the photos of last year’s event first. I only noticed a few photos with faces grimacing so confidence remained high even though I had not been on a bike for over 8 years and had not climbed a mountain since I was a teenager.As the months passed facebook was filled with photos of my mates back home climbing mountains and out running and cycling. With only a month to go to the event I still hadn’t got on a bike and the highest I climbed was the 20 odd steps on way into work. Sure I’d done some cross country races recently, that would do wouldn’t it?A couple of weeks before the start date I finally managed to get a bike and got a couple of miles under my belt. Apart from a few pains in the backside I still felt confident.So with flights booked for the Friday before the event, I was scheduled to work the night before I flew to Ireland. Not to worry I thought, I would get to bed on Friday afternoon and get a good nights sleep! What could go wrong? Upon arriving to Letterkenny the phone calls started. Where are you? We need to get your bike sorted and then we need to go out and register for the race. Hours were spent visiting house after house, locating bike racks, searching for pumps, sorting out hydration packs and then the ordeal of fixing old rusted clip on pedals to the bikes!After a hasty trial run on my borrowed bike it was off to registration where I was allocated the infamous “dibber”. Placed around my wrist this fob was going to be used to record my times on the different sections. A bit of banter was had with fellow competitors and then a quick trip out to the first transition area, where the bikes were going to stay overnight. A wee look around showed that there were some serious biking machines on show, along with the odd bike of older generation! Having left the bike, helmet and hydration pack we finally headed off into the night, setting the alarms for 6am!The morning of the race arrived and a few text messages between the lads made sure we were all up and ready. The majority of the gang had decided to start in the second wave, with the lads enjoying a bit of friendly competition among themselves. The remainder, including myself stuck to the first wave, an early start at 08:30. Arriving at the start we had a quick warm up and then before we knew it the horn blasted and we were off….. a 16km trail run on the scenic “bridal pass”. The first part was mostly downhill or flat and the pace was steady, with the field slowly thinning out as the kilometres passed. Around the 8km mark we were greeted with the first hill, a steady incline which tested the legs. Following that is was steady run till we reached the first transition where we could “time out” for a short period while we waited for the kayaks. Several shouts could be heard of “where’s the time out dibber” with runners arriving quick and fast. Time for first run was 1.24.55. This time out could be spent refuelling and sorting out cycling gear, a tactic many of the lads learnt from last year. After a short break it was time for the kayak section. The kayaks mainly consisted of two person kayaks so many of the lads and lasses had already “partnered up” prior to starting the race, another tactic that would be useful for future events. Upon arriving at the water another competitor shouted over, “hey mate, you want to jump on with me”…. So off I went on the kayak, around 2km out and back altogether, finishing this section around 16.54, although I did spend some time chatting to a few of the lads after needing to be prompted to hurry up as I was still under the clock!So the next section consisted of a 24km cycle to the bottom of Errigal mountain. My first obstacle was trying to get my feet into the toe clips, not a problem when I was a teenager but now with tired legs it was a struggle. Having managed to get my feet in I set off at a steady pace. All seemed well until approximately 4km into the cycle where I was hit with my first cramp, which was swiftly followed by another and another. I considered jumping of the bike but was in too much pain and I was worried I wouldn’t get my feet back into the clips again! So for the remainder of the cycle time was spent trying to cycle and stretch my legs at the same time. This wasn’t helped with the change in weather, with the rain and wind arriving in typical Donegal fashion. Luckily I was joined on the cycle by one of my mates who I selfishly “drafted” for around 10km until we reached the bottom of Errigal mountain.Upon arriving to the bottom of the mountain, we were greeted by a hardly bunch of spectators, including many family members and friends. Shouts of encouragement helped weary bodies as we set of on our 4th section, the mountain climb! The weather was abysmal at this stage with visibility poor and the rain and wind prompting many a competitor to query if we would have to go the full distance up the mountain. No such luck! Some of the lads had endured a horrid time on Errigal during last years event and had warned me beforehand. As I made my way up the wet and boggy first part, where the legs were zapped of more energy I cursed signing up for this event and wished I had practised some sort of mountain work. Despite consuming energy gels and drinks the legs would not work any faster and moral was fading fast, despite other competitors offering shouts of encouragement. After what seemed like an eternity I reached the half way point, taking 36 minutes… At the half way I looked over to see one of the lads wrapped in orange space blanket courtesy of mountain rescue team, later finding out he had a bad fall on way down and badly gashed his leg. Competitors continued to pass me as they made their way back down and I pressed upwards,…. ”nearly there now mate… not long to go… the worse bit it over….. “. After 20 minutes I finally made the top, exhausted but slightly elated, wishing I had brought my camera but thinking about it you could see feck all due to the mist and fog! Forgetting about the time I was again prompted to get my act together as I was still under the clock, so after a wee rest I set off again on what I hoped would be an easier journey than the struggle upwards. Ten steps into my decent the cramp returned with a vengeance causing me to stop and again curse that day I signed up for this. More shouts of encouragement and I restarted my decent, swearing with every step. They say the decent shout be easier, but I spent more time on my backside, slipping and falling due to the wet weather and terrible conditions. After 34 minutes I finally reached the bottom where I was met with some worried faces, but again words of encouragement gave me the push I needed to carry on. Too tired to get my feet in the toe clips I gladly accepted the assistance of a friend who pushed me on my way for the final sector, a 18.5 km cycle. So setting off on the final sector the weather had not settled, with wind and rain driving into the faces of competitors. After around 3 km we arrived at the “off road” part of the cycle, a part of the route where many a competitor chose a mountain bike or hybrid to counteract the terrain. So off the bike I got to walk up a short steep hill, thinking no way will I be able to get my feet back in the fecking clips again. After this short hill I jumped back on the bike, trying to maintain a steady speed, which was difficult to do with rocks and stones sticking out of the gravel. At times I definitely had a few lucky escapes with the road bike taking some big hits on speedy descents. I was glad to get back on the tarmac with the steward shouting out “only 5km to go! “…. Music to my ears…..So, approaching the finish we arrived into Bunbeg town, a final descent towards the beach where we had to leave the bikes for our final run along the beach. As I ran along the beach I could see the finish line adjacent, with the route actually making us run past the finish and then loop back on the sand dunes… so close now!….One final push up a small sand dune, and there it was… the finish… I could hear all the shouts of “ come on Conor!, and come on Liverpool! “ as I crossed the finish line…. Too exhausted to speak I was again prompted to time out… with the infamous “dibber” used one last time!Wet, exhausted and every muscle hurting the medal was placed around my neck with plenty of high fives, backslapping and congratulations going around. Two hot dogs and several cups of tea later I finally got feeling back into my limbs and was able to properly converse with people, telling them never again will I do this…….. A few days later, and the muscles still ache…. but as usual I’m already thinking about next yearCONOR PROVES HE IS A ‘FORCE’ TO BE RECKONED WITH! was last modified: July 3rd, 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:Conor McGarryGale Force Northlast_img read more

Can you help us reunite this dog with her owner?

first_imgThis dog was found in the Kirkstown area of Letterkenny yesterday morning.She appears to be a beagle, and it seems that she may recently have had pups.Sheila McMenamin, who found her, says that she is very friendly and quiet. If you have any information please don’t hesitate to contact Donegal Daily on Facebook or email info@donegaldaily.comCan you help us reunite this dog with her owner? was last modified: September 17th, 2016 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:beaglefound dogKirkstownletterkennyMISSING DOGlast_img read more


first_imgSinging sensation Susan Boyle has flown into Donegal and Derry for a secret Easter visit.The Britain’s Got Talent star arrived in Derry on Friday night accompanied by a female companion.The pair were chauffered around the city in a ‘people carrier’ and did a tour of the city’s famous walls. The millionaire singer based herself at the Tower Hotel in the heart of the city.Last night she left the hotel wearing a white trouser-suit and went out for a meal to well-known local restaurant Browne’s.The star looked relaxed at she attended 10am mass at St.Columba’s Church at Long Tower.Wearing a cream dress and blue-tailered jacket, the star waved at passers-by as she came out of church. “It’s great to be back in Ireland. I hope you are all keeping well. I’m having a really lovely time and the weather is great,” Susan told Mass-goers.The star also visited West Donegal where her parents Bridget and Patrick are from.Susan says her favourite holiday destinations are Donegal and France.Before hitting the big time after stunning Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden with her voice, Susan often visited Donegal.She often sang in local houses and at Mass. EndsSUBO ON SECRET EASTER VISIT TO DONEGAL was last modified: April 24th, 2011 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:donegalsecret visitSusan Boylelast_img read more


first_imgBEO! by Caoimhe Ní Chathail The RCC, Letterkenny will once again host BEO tomorrow night – Friday.This BEO is set to be one of the biggest and most successful however, as it coincides with the final of the national BEO competition.Schools from around the country were set the task of organising their own BEO concerts, all while promoting the cúpla focail Gaeilge.The schools; Gaelcholáiste Chill Dara, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Grennan College, Pobalscoil na Rosann, Bridgetown Vocational College and St Columba’s College will all be in attendance on Friday as the greatly anticipated winner will be announced. With €5000 up for grabs, this is sure to be a heated competition! Judging each school’s presentation will be a number of special guests, each having achieved great success in their chosen fields. Among the judges are journalist and broadcaster, Una Mullally and former marketing manager of CBS Ireland, Jackie Hayden.There is of course much excitement surrounding the BEO concert itself.Dublin band ‘Storyfold’, who have achieved much success on national airwaves and have been nominated for two IMTV awards, will play. Lead singer, guitarist and 2FM radio presenter Paddy Mc Kenna recently gave BEO a great plug on his show ‘Weekenders with Ruth Scott & Paddy Mc Kenna’. It seems he’s really looking forward to both judging and performing and we’re sure they’ll provide a fantastic show on Friday night.Dirty 9s, who have played at many BEO events in the past are also part of Friday night’s line-up. Their ‘Acoustic/Indie/Rock’ music is sure to get the crowd moving!BEO veterans ‘More Than Conquerors’ will also make the trip to play in front of what can now only be described as a firm Letterkenny fanbase and are sure to cause much excitement.Local band ‘Jamaican Vampires’ will also be in attendance showing off their amazing musical talent.Friday is sure to be another success for BEO. With the excitement of both the greatly anticipated final of the BEO competition and yet another stellar concert, tickets are sure to sell out quickly. Make sure to purchase your tickets from any representative of Coláiste Ailigh, Loreto Convent or St. Eunan’s College and join us for BEO, starting at 7 o clock in the RCC on Friday night! BEO – THE FINAL IS HERE! was last modified: May 10th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Beolast_img read more


first_imgMartin McGuinness stitching a Donegal jersey together, under the supervision of Kieran Kennedy, managing director, and staff member Josie Friel,from Lifford, during his visit to O’Neill’s in Strabane. Photo: Lorcan Doherty PhotographyThe North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will be supporting Donegal in the All-Ireland final.Speaking during a visit to O’Neill’s Irish International Sports Company Ltd in Strabane – who have made the jerseys for both finalists – the Derry man said he would be supporting only one team.He said: “While O’Neill’s has shown no favouritism by making the kits for both teams, my mother was from Buncrana and Donegal is in my blood so I will be hoping for a Donegal win on Sunday.” McGuinness’ mother came from Donegal while his father hailed form DerryMr McGuinness was invited by Kieran Kennedy, managing director of O’Neill’s to see at first hand the jerseys, shorts and socks of the two finalists being made.Mr McGuinness added: “O’Neill’s has been in Strabane for 40 years and is an important employer in the North West. It is one of the last large scale textile manufacturers in the north of Ireland employing almost 400 people.“The textiles industry is a very dynamic sector and is not without its challenges but the ability of O’Neill’s to respond and react to the needs and requirements of the market have played an important role in its continued success. “Well known for designing, manufacturing and selling GAA sportswear more recently O’Neill’s diversified into other sports including rugby union, rugby league and cricket“Having the opportunity to view the skill and dedication of the staff at O’Neill’s was very insightful.“The success of the company in Strabane over the last 40 years is in no small part due to the commitment, loyalty and dedication of their team. I wish Kieran and everyone at O’Neill’s every success for the future.”Kieran Kennedy, managing director of O’Neill’s said they were delighted to welcome the Mr McGuinness ahead of Sunday’s final to showcase the firm’s production facilities.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: McGUINNESS CLAIMS DONEGAL HAVE FINAL ALL SEWN UP! was last modified: September 19th, 2014 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:donegalmartin mcguinnessO’Neillsstrabanelast_img read more