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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Local fundraiser taking place at the Royal Canadian Legion is raising funds to support local Veterans created by students of the Energetic Learning Campus.June 1st, 2019, doors open at 5 pm for an evening of fun and entertainment. Tickets for the event are $30 each and include dinner, entertainment, meat draw and door Prizes.Dinner for the evening will be provided by North Peace Catering.- Advertisement -Entertainment for the evening includes performers, Tom Garcia, Neale Skauge, Tom Cole and Bill Ffitch.For more information and tickets contact;josephinepearson14@learn60.cakaitlynyoung17@learn60.calast_img


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first_imgMilford may have one of Donegal’s narrowest Main Streets but there was standing room only on it when the victorious Donegal football brought Sam to the town.More than 2,500 people crammed into the town to pay tribute to Jim McGuinness and the boys. Local schoolchildren were given a few hours off as they got a chance to see their heroes close up.SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – MILFORD PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 27th, 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:donegalMilfordSam Maguirelast_img read more


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first_imgThe large protest crowd walks up the Port Road in Letterkenny.The Can’t Pay Won’t Pay have slammed Donegal Sinn Fin for ignoring their requests not to use political banners at last weekend’s Bin the Bills protest in Letterkenny.The group said the protest has shown that Donegal will have one of the highest levels of resistance to payment of water charges.But have also criticised Sinn Fein’s behaviour at the protest. Spokesperson Francis McCafferty said, “The big numbers of people who were prepared to get rid of their bills and the enthusiasm they showed, surpassed all our expectations. It looks like once again people in Donegal will be to the forefront is resisting charges. We also saw people take away thousands of our newsletters in bundles to distribute in their own commuities in an effort to get others not to pay also. The non payment message will certainly go out far and wide from this demonstration.”“The government have been trying to downplay recent protests by claiming that the protests are now much smaller than before, but we have just seen similar numbers to the last demonstration at the end of January. It’s clear that in Donegal at least there has been no let up in popular support for the campaign against the charges and that is the clear and unambiguous message we have sent to the government.”But the CPWP spokesman added that the only downside to Saturday’s demonstration is that our attempt to build unity between anti water charges groups was cut across by the antics of Sinn Fein.“They completely ignored our request not to carry party political banners or placards. While parties such as the IRSP, People Before Profit and others respected our decision, Sinn Fein was the only political party to display placards which they distributed in great numbers. In doing so they showed that their participation was more about promoting their own electoral interests, rather than simply supporting the people who had turned up to bin their bills.” “In an act of unity, we had a representative from Right2Water, in which Sinn Fein is the dominant force, speak at the protest. But we feel we had our goodwill thrown back in our faces by their behaviour. It was very disappointing and distracted from what was a people’s protest by a crude attempt to ‘brand’ it for one particular political party.”“It will disappoint many who want to see unity between different groups, but the reality is that there is only one part of the anti water charges movement which is out of step with everyone else in refusing to back the boycott and that is Sinn Fein. There is complete unity amongst everyone else on the need for a strong boycott. The challenge now is for all groups supporting the boycott to find better ways to work together.” ‘CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY’ SLAM SINN FEIN FOR USING POLITICAL BANNERS AT PROTEST was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Can’t Pay Won’t PaydonegalprotestSinn Feinlast_img read more


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first_img Ronald Koeman in action for Everton 1 Ronald Koeman says he is not confident Ross Barkley will stay at Everton and has begun the search for a midfield replacement.The 23-year-old has been offered a new long-term contract at Goodison Park, with his current one due to expire in 2018, but has so far declined to put pen-to-paper.Koeman last week warned Barkley he must commit to a new deal before the end of the season or will be sold this summer.The England international – reportedly wanted by Tottenham – has still not revealed his intentions, however.Asked on Friday if he was confident Barkley would stay, boss Koeman said: “No.“I spoke to the player, the board spoke to his agent. I don’t know if he won’t give an answer. I don’t know.”Koeman wants Barkley to stay – but insists it won’t be a disaster if he does go.“We will go on and we’re looking for players in that position. If he stays there will be more competition,” added the Dutchman.“I am not worried because I like to work with players who like to play.“If you offer a player a new contract, and a good contract, that means you want to keep the player.”Koeman also said he knew of no update in terms of Romelu Lukaku, the striker who in March told Everton he will not sign the contract extension on offer.Lukaku, currently on a deal that has just over two years left, has scored 24 league goals this season, which did have him in pole position for the golden boot until Tottenham’s Harry Kane netted four times at Leicester on Thursday to take his tally to 26.Koeman feels Lukaku must improve his game but has praised the 24-year-old Belgian for his scoring efforts, and notably suggested that while Everton “need to keep his goals”, they could also do with more players who in a season can contribute over five – the amount Barkley has netted in the league this term.Koeman said of Lukaku: “Even if he doesn’t win the golden boot, 24 goals is a good number.“He can improve – he knows that by himself. He is just 24 years old and he can improve, and needs to in several aspects, as a nine, as a target man – to keep the ball better, be stronger and do better pressing in front. But that is what we work on to improve.“What we need is to keep his goals and find more players to score more than four or five in one season.”last_img read more


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first_img Fred will represent Brazil at this summer’s World Cup 1 Willian has backed Brazil team-mate Fred to be a major success at Manchester United and said he is moving to “one of the best teams in the world.”Midfielder Fred is set to join Jose Mourinho’s side for next season after a transfer in excess of £50million was agreed with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.Chelsea forward Willian, who is currently on international duty with the 25-year-old ahead of the World Cup, believes he has a bright future and will make the grade in England.“Of course, no doubt, no doubt about that,” replied Willian when asked if Fred will thrive in the Premier League.“He has a lot of quality, he can improve a lot.“He goes to one of the best teams in the world and I’m happy for him.“I hope he does well at Manchester United.”In addition to their national team connections, the pair were both introduced to European football in Ukraine.Willian spent five-and-a-half years with Shakhtar before leaving in January 2013 for a short spell with Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, while Fred arrived in Donetsk from Brazilian side Internacional five months later.Willian said he has given advice to Fred about playing in England but insists both men are fully focused on the World Cup ahead of their country’s final warm-up friendly against Austria on Sunday.“He’s very happy to come to the Premier League to play, we talked a little bit about that,” added Willian, who switched to Chelsea in the summer of 2013.“He’s excited to start but now it’s time to think about the World Cup and think about the national team.”Willian’s own future in club football appears to be in doubt amid speculation he wants to leave Stamford Bridge.He was voted players’ player of the year by his Blues team-mates and picked up the goal of the season award but was often used as a substitute by manager Antonio Conte.The 29-year-old, who has scored eight times in 55 international appearances, felt last season was a good one personally but was coy about his plans after the summer.“I was happy with my performance during the season, I played very well, I always try to do my best, always try to work hard and sometimes to stay on the bench is difficult but I respect the decision of the manager, always,” he said.“I don’t have any more to say about my club because now I want to have focus here with the national team on the World Cup.“I’m ready for it.”last_img read more


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first_imgThis is the horrific mess left behind by beach-goers at Knockalla yesterday.The mess included new expensive coolers and even bedding clothing as thousands hit Donegal’s coastline with the welcome summer sun.The pillow cases had been stuffed with rubbish which included beer cans and food wrappers. A bonfire had also been lit on the beach and glass had been scattered all around.A Donegal Daily reader who came across the site said she was horrified by the state of the beach.“We love Knockalla but Donegal has so many lovely beaches.“I can’t understand how people could leave a place looking like this. Would they leave this mess in their front room? “I went to the beach with my family and I was ashamed to say I was Irish if this is what people treat their country like,” she fumed.The woman also revealed that nearby litter bins were also stuffed to overflowing and looked like they had not been emptied for days.“But that’s not an excuse for the people who left this mess behind them.“It would have been just as easy to take these bags of rubbish home with them or find a bin and dump it in it,” she said.  DISGUSTING – HOW BEACH-GOERS LEFT ONE DONEGAL BEAUTY SPOT was last modified: May 29th, 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:binsKnockallarubbishlast_img read more


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first_imgONE of Ireland’s leading sports writers has launched a scathing attack on Athletics Ireland – over the exclusion of Letterkenny AC athlete Mark English from the Olympic Games.Writing in the Sunday Independent Eamonn Sweeney hit out at the performance of Ireland’s track and field athletes.And he said he failed to understand why English wasn’t included. “Less than a month before the Games, Mark English finished a competitive fifth in a high-quality world 800m junior final. The first and second runners that day were Botswana’s Nijel Amos and Timothy Kitum of Kenya who finished second and third behind David Rudisha in the most memorable track final of the London Games,” wrote Sweeney.“In the world juniors, English was less than a second and a half down on Kitum who went on to run 1.42.53. in the Olympics. The Letterkenny runner’s absence was the most galling of all.“The refusal to treat each qualification case on its own merits meant Athletics Ireland sent runners who weren’t fit to the Games while leaving at home a trio who could have provided a welcome good news story for the sport and showcased young talent on the way up. And God knows Irish athletics needed a good news story this past week.“Athletics Ireland and Kevin Ankrom can either take comfort in deluded and defensive self-justification or admit that right now Irish athletics has reached rock bottom. The sport can’t go on like this. If it does, it runs the risk of becoming an irrelevance at Olympic level with all the funding consequences this implies. “During the Mills/Cuddihy affair the amount of athletes who tweeted their disapproval of Athletics Ireland, and the harsh nature of that criticism, was astounding. If the runners themselves are losing faith in the sport’s governing body why should the rest of us feel differently?”His full piece is here:http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/on-a-fast-track-to-irrelevance-3197116.html WRITER’S SCATHING ATTACK ON ATHLETICS IRELAND OVER EXCLUSION OF DONEGAL ATHLETE FROM OLYMPICS was last modified: August 13th, 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)last_img read more


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first_imgThese Donegal fans living in Glasgow braved the wrath of the Tartan Army by burying themselves amongst the partisan Scottish support during tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier between the two teams.Sean O’Donnell, Noel Forker, Gavin Gavigan and Daniel Sweeney proudly wore their Ireland jerseys despite getting tickets for the Scotland end for the crunch qualifier at Celtic Park tonight.Sean O’Donnell sent us in the snap this evening with the following caption, “We’re getting plenty of flak from the ‘bigots’ behind us but we don’t care, COYBIG! The four lads are all originally from the Rosses but emigrated to Glasgow in search of employment.With just 3,000 tickets allocated to Irish fans, the lads knew they’d have to go through the SFA to get tickets, even though they inevitably came in for flak.O’Donnell said, “They gave us plenty of flak, but the ‘smelly socks’ messed up their own national anthem at the start, we had a good laugh at them about that.However, unfortunately for the lads they would cop more flak as Scotland went on to win the match following a stunning goal by Shaun Maloney with just fifteen minutes left to play. However, we salute their bravery, but unfortunately the Tartan Army had the final laugh on a miserable night for Ireland.DONEGAL LADS JOIN THE TARTAN ARMY AT CELTIC PARK! was last modified: November 14th, 2014 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:newsSportlast_img read more


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first_imgThe closure of up to four obstetric units including Letterkenny General Hospital is mooted in a confidential report commissioned by the HSE.Letterkenny HospitalThe units at Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Sligo and/or Letterkenny could close as part of a reconfiguration of maternity services in the two regions, according to options set out in the politically explosive report, seen by The Irish Times.While the HSE says no decisions have been made yet, the study by consultants the Health Partnership makes it clear that “significant changes” are needed in the way services are delivered. The development of midwife-led units, either alongside obstetric units or on a standalone basis, is recommended in the study.A system of centralised booking for expectant mothers, which would see women directed to the appropriate centre for care “based on admission criteria”, as well as the rotation of staff through each area, are also recommended.Fianna Fáil health spokesman Marc MacSharry, who raised the issue in the Seanad yesterday, said the report confirmed that the HSE was strongly considering dramatically downgrading maternity services.“There are reports that plans are already under way to shut down the maternity unit at Portiuncula as soon as the local and European elections are over, and transfer patients to University Hospital Galway, ” he said. “For the Government to keep this major change to our local health services a secret until after polling day is deeply cynical and deeply unfair to expectant mothers who are due their babies at Portiuncula very soon. “If these plans go ahead, it would amount to a major downgrading of obstetrician-led maternity services in this region. It is completely unacceptable to consider shutting down the maternity unit in Sligo and forcing expectant mothers to travel hours to Letterkenny or Galway city to see an obstetrician.”LETTERKENNY MATERNITY UNIT ONE OF FOUR ON LIST WHICH COULD BE CLOSED was last modified: May 14th, 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)last_img read more


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first_imgIt’s time to Believe againIT’S finally here – All-Ireland football finals day.A double Donegal dream on the hallowed turf of Croke Park awaits.Declan Bonner and Jim McGuinness have taken our Minors and our Seniors into a defining double header against the mighty Kingdom. Kerry are the Kings. There is no doubt about that. They have the record and the medals to prove it.That’s why so many pundits and ‘experts’ are backing Kerry to win both games today.But Jim McGuinness told us to Believe.And today we Believe Again that both Jim and Declan can bring Sam and Tom back to the Hills of Donegal. Best wishes to every single member of each squad, the management and backroom staff and to all of their proud families at Croker today.BelieveDonegal – See You In Pettigo. ALL-IRELAND FINAL SUNDAY: WE HAVE BELIEVED – AND IT’S TIME TO BELIEVE AGAIN was last modified: September 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalKerrylast_img read more