Elche has not won at Heliodoro Rodríguez López since 1988

first_imgThe first duel between both teams is also well remembered by the Elche fans. That April 14, 1959, the visitors won by 0-3 (so many from Nito, Cardona and Pauet) and consummated their first ascent to the highest category with the Tenerife goalkeeper Isidro Acosta in his squad. On the next visit, Elche won again (1-3) until finally, the insular ones triumphed thanks to Manolo Medina, in May of 1972 (1-0).In more recent times, some of the clashes left situations to remember. For example, in the clash of June 2006 there was the premiere of the youth player Tomi Correa, in December of that same year, Casuco debuted as coach of Tenerife and in the game played in October 2010, for the tenth day, the insulars won with Natalio’s goal their first game of the sad campaign that led the club to Second B. Elche’s visits to Heliodoro have two eyes: one of them discovers that the ilicitanos have not won on the Island since 1988. The other reflects that, Nonetheless, The Verdiblanco team has scored in half of its visits. Both are true and it is in each one to see the glass half full or half empty. Total, they have met 20 times in the Rodriguez Lopez with a balance of ten victories of Tenerife, five draws and five joys visitors.That last joy of Elche dates from February 21, 1988 (This Friday will be 32 years old). The pupils of former blue and white Felipe Mesones confirmed their position as leaders of the category by scoring 1-4 thanks to three goals from Sixto and one from Claudio Barragán. Chema Noriega had done the same for Tenerife that ended with ten for the expulsion of Chalo. At the end of that campaign, the ilicitanos ascended to First Division.The last time the faces were seen was in January 2019 and on that occasion, the Blue and Whites defeated thanks to Filip Malbasic and Jorge Sáenz the afternoon in which a deserved tribute was paid to Nino who returned to Heliodoro.last_img read more

Samuels cameo helps Delhi win

first_imgDELHI, India, (CMC): Out-of-favour West Indies batting star Marlon Samuels played a small role as Delhi Daredevils beat Rising Pune Supergiant by seven runs in the Indian Premier League yesterday. Opting for first knock at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi rattled up 168 for eight off their 20 overs with opener Karun Nair top-scoring with 64 from 45 deliveries. Rishabh Pant chipped in with 36 while the right-handed Samuels, batting at number five, stroked 27 from 21 deliveries, to keep the innings turning over. Samuels belted a four and two sixes in adding 34 with Nair before top-edging a hook at Australian seamer Daniel Christian to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni in the 14th over. In reply, RPS came up short with 161 for seven off their 20 overs, with Manoj Tiwary striking 60 from 45 deliveries and captain Steve Smith chiming in with 38. The hosts lie sixth in the eight-team standings on 12 points while RPS are third on 16 points. Delhi left out West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite after he failed again in his second match of the tournament on Wednesday.last_img read more

Raptors regain series lead with Game 5 win vs Wizards

first_imgWashington Wizards’ Bradley Beal gets a hand on the ball as Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan defends during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors rode to a seldom-used lineup to move within a game of advancing in the NBA playoffs.DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT Toronto rebounded after losing Games 3 and 4 on the road to take a 3-2 series lead back to Washington for Game 6 on Friday night. The home team has won all five games in the series.The only team in the NBA to avoid losing three straight at any point this season, the Raptors went 5-0 following back-to-back losses during the regular season, and have not lost three straight since last year’s second-round sweep against Cleveland. The last time Toronto lost three regular-season games in a row was from Feb. 8 to 14, 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRaptors center Jonas Valanciunas had not played a single fourth-quarter minute in the series before getting the call down the stretch to play alongside Delon Wright, Lowry, DeRozan and C.J. Miles, a group that barely shared the floor this season.“We’re all capable of going it offensively and defensively and it showed tonight,” DeRozan said. “Everybody stepped up and Delon stepped up big.” Washington shot 8 for 24 in the fourth quarter, and Toronto had 15 rebounds in the final frame.“We feel like we let one slip away,” Wall said. “They made the biggest shots at the end of the game.”The Raptors won despite being out rebounded 50-35.“They crushed us on rebounds,” Lowry said.Wall connected on 10 of 21 shots but missed all four of his attempts from 3-point range.“He’s a tough cover,” Casey said. “He’s one of the best in the league. I’ve said that he’s a miniature LeBron when he has the ball coming at you because he’s so strong and powerful.”Toronto trailed 87-82 after a three-point play by Kelly Oubre Jr. with 8:52 left, but regained the lead with a 6-0 run over the next 1:20.After Washington’s Markieff Morris dunked with 4:06 left, Wright replied with a 3 and, after a missed shot by Wall, converted a layup off a pass from DeRozan to give the Raptors a 99-93 lead with 2:59 remaining.Washington didn’t score again until Beal’s 3 with 16 seconds left.“The ball became a little bit stagnant tonight down the stretch,” Brooks said. “We need to get some more ball movement.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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He’s a big key to their team when they go small.”Wall had 26 points, and Bradley Beal added 20 for the Wizards. They went nearly four minutes without scoring down the stretch. Marcin Gortat had 10 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Game 6 on Friday night in Washington.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TIP-INSWizards: Gortat had six rebounds in the first quarter. … The Wizards had nine offensive rebounds in the first half, compared to two for Toronto. Washington finished with 14 offensive rebounds, while Toronto had six.Raptors: Fred VanVleet (right shoulder) was not available. VanVleet has played fewer than three minutes in the series, all in Game 2. … After making 18 turnovers in each of Games 3 and 4, Toronto had 10 turnovers in Game 5.TORONTO STRONGBefore the game, players from both teams held up banners with the hashtag #TORONTOSTRONG and a moment of silence was held to honor the victims of the deadly van attack Monday in Toronto. The Raptors, the Wizards and the NBA will make a donation to a fund for victims and those affected by the incident.DIFFICULTIES FROM DISTANCEThe Wizards shot 5 for 26 from 3-point range, going 1 for 10 in the fourth quarter.FIVE SPOTToronto also had Game 5 home wins over Brooklyn in 2014, Indiana and Miami in 2016, and Milwaukee in 2017.UP NEXT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

RUSAL, bauxite workers need collective bargaining agreement – Trotman

first_img…says fired striking workers will be reinstatedAmid the recent industrial dispute whereby 61 Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI) workers were fired for protesting against a one per cent arbitrary salary increase, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman said that better systems should be implemented to reduce the possibility of such occurrences in the future.Trotman told the media on Monday that a collective bargaining agreement should be forged between the company and its workers, since the present situation was testament to the absence of such a pact.RUSAL’s operation at Aroaima, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice)“I think, ultimately, the better systems need to be put in place for managing good relations. On one hand, I think the company needs to understand that we do have laws and the workers need to follow a collective bargain agreement, so the answer lies in getting a firm collective bargain between the company and the workers. As long as there is an absence of such an agreement, we’re going to have this tension which erupts periodically,” the Minister said.BCGI – which is owned by RUSAL – dismissed 61 workers on February 19, since the employment contract prohibits them from downing tools and engaging in strike action.Following several rounds of meetings between Government, the workers and company officials, Minister Trotman said he expected a positive response from the bauxite company by Wednesday.Reinstated“The workers will all be reinstated, and I think nothing short of that is expected … I would expect for us to get back into production and normalcy by Wednesday the latest. RUSAL ought to be able to give not just the Government but, most importantly, the workers some positive news,” said the Minister.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanHe said the expectation was that RUSAL would stand by Guyana’s laws, as the Government stood by the company when sanctions were imposed by the US. Moreover, there is need for the company to strike a balance with its employees to ensure that they accept the wages offered, the Minister added.“We want to see workers that are comfortable, both with their wages and conditions of work. And we want to see a company working in Guyana that is earning a fair rate of return on its investments, so it’s finding that balance between aiding the company and ensuring that the workers are okay. We stood with the company during its travails with the sanctions. We expect that the company will stand with us and respect the laws in Guyana and the workers.”UnionDuring a meeting at the Labour Department last week, the BCGI representatives said that the company did not recognise the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU).“We have no relation with this union,” a company representative had said. “It happened before I came to Guyana to work … it was an alternative poll [by workers to unionise]. This poll took place on October 3, 2017. It was won by Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union.“Only a few weeks after, we got information that the judge in (a case decided) this board was constituted with some breaches and could be considered illegal…. I think many people knew the board was illegal. But nobody said to us such a (poll) could be considered nil and void,” the company’s representative said.This is a reference to the judgement issued in the case of the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board (TURCB) versus the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG).FITUG General Secretary Carvil Duncan had claimed that TURCB unilaterally appointed a chairman in 2015 without consulting it, and only recognised the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC).In the written judgment issued by the High Court on November 8, 2017, it said FITUG was not consulted prior to the appointment of a chair in 2015. This was found to be in violation of the Trade Union Recognition Act, especially as it relates to the selection of a chairman of the organisation.When asked, however, Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle maintained that the GB&GWU by virtue of winning that poll should be the duly-recognised representative of the bauxite workers. This is, after all, the approach the Ministry has adopted.“They (RUSAL) can’t say that. A poll was done there. The Union is the recognised union; there’s no doubt about that. The GB&GWU is the recognised union. They did a poll and the Union won that poll.”The poll came against the backdrop of eight years of refusal by the BCGI to treat with the GB&GWU. This Union has been crusading against the transgressing of workers’ constitutional right to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining (Article 147), and the violation of Section 23 (1) of the Trade Union Recognition Act (1997) in the domestic and international communities.The GB&GWU, as a result of the poll, had renewed calls for the BCGI to honour the laws of Guyana and treat with the Union according to said laws, saying failing to do otherwise would constitute a breach of the law and be continued high-handedness and disrespect shown by management for the sovereignty of Guyana and the workers of Guyana.last_img read more

Ghana’s President arrives today for 2-day visit

first_imgThe Guyana Government is set to host the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who is arriving later tonight for a high-level two-day visit.President David Granger with President Nana Akufo-Addo in Cuba earlier this yearThe State visit was announced by President David Granger two weeks ago when he accredited the new Ghanaian High Commissioner to Guyana. The Guyanese Head of State had disclosed that he met President Akufo-Addo twice – first, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference last year and again this year, in Cuba, where the African Leader accepted an invitation to visit Georgetown.During his two-day visit, the Ghanaian President will be spending his time “deepening and strengthening the cordial relationship” the two countries have built over the past 40 years. President Akufo-Addo will arrive in Guyana around 23:00h today and depart on June 12.President Granger had previously noted that his Ghanaian counterpart’s visit will result in practical measures aimed at enhancing relations and cooperation between our two states, particularly in the fields of agriculture, culture, energy, environment, investment, petroleum production, Private Sector cooperation, tourism and transportation.This State-visit comes on the heels of a recent visit by a large Ghanaian delegation two weeks ago to engage local stakeholders on areas of mutual interest in the oil and gas sector, among others.The more than 15-member team, led by Ghana’s Energy Minister and Deputy Minister (Petroleum) Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, had met with a number of Government Ministers and officials including those from the Department of Energy.“I think anybody who says Guyana is not the hottest place to be and I am not speaking about climatologically but in terms of what we have found thus far in the oil and gas sector would not be lying. It’s a time in which also, we are keen to ensure that as a Department though young… we seek as best we can to ensure that these resources are managed in an efficient manner and an effective manner for all of Guyana,” Director of the Energy Department, Dr Mark Bynoe, posited.Dr Bynoe further noted that the Department does not underestimate the momentous task ahead and continues to seek partnerships to ensure that it obtains the best value for the nation.“We do not pretend to have all the answers to all the challenges that are before us, but we are very much positioned and we are keen to learn from others; the good, the not so good and even the indifferent experiences so we do not have to trod the same path which others may have trod before us,” the Director of Energy said.Meanwhile, Dr Adam posited that he was pleased for the opportunity to discuss issues relative to cooperation with the Energy Department here.“We are bound by so many factors [that] unites us because as you know, the …formation in your offshore bases is analogous to what we have in Ghana. So it’s not surprising that Exxon, which is here, has also entered Ghana and so we are united by so many factors and …will be able to leverage that for the benefit of the people of our two countries,” the Ghanaian Minister said.Although Guyana officially established diplomatic relations with Ghana on May 14, 1979, Guyana’s Independence movement was greatly influenced by Pan-Africanist and first President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah. During the celebration of Ghana’s Independence in March 1957, Guyana’s political leaders, Dr Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham travelled to the West African State to attend the festivities. Throughout their years of leadership, both Presidents Jagan and Burnham maintained good relations with Ghana.Guyana has long shared common interests with those of the Republic of Ghana. In fact, President Granger and many Guyanese historians have documented the contributions of Africans in Guyana, highlighting specifically the contributions of the “Maroon people”. This African group, who came to Guyana through the Atlantic slave trade, originated in West Africa as a part of the group of Asante people who lived in a region of what is now modern-day Ghana.As the diplomatic relationship between Guyana and Ghana continues to flourish, so does Ghana’s cultural stamp on Guyana. Earlier this year, on March 3, Guyana celebrated its 9th annual Ghana Day, organised by the Ghana Day Organisation. The Ghana Day festivities this year focused on the resuscitation of African culture among African-Guyanese. The cultural day usually features a parade and pageant of traditional Ghanaian clothing and a fair showcasing African food, clothing, accessories, and art.last_img read more

Shakava expectant for Zambian adventure

first_img“It is such a privilege to come here and play in a foreign land for a team such as Nkana and I am so delighted after making the move. It has been a period of steady growth and this is another big step in my career,” Shakava told Capital Sport.“I have loved it here so far. The club is so professional with good facilities and the people here are so friendly. So far it hasn’t been hard blending in and I keep working hard looking on for the new season,” added the defender.Shakava left Gor after five years where he led them as skipper to their last two Kenyan Premier League titles having arrived at the club from Kakamega Homeboyz in 2014.He says the experience he has picked up playing at the top level with Gor both domestically and in the continent will be vital for his new experience with Nkana.Harun Shakava (left) celebrates a goal with Musa Mohammed during a past Kenyan Premier League match at the Nyayo National Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I think I am ready for this challenge. Playing at Gor comes with a lot of pressure and especially being captain. I think that has prepared me for this kind of journey and I feel ready for it. It will not be easy because I have to fight for my place in the team and there are so many talented players here,” the defender noted.Meanwhile, the presence of his former teammate at Gor Musa Mohammed and former AFC Leopards midfielder Duncan Otieno has made him feel more at home and the sweeper is relishing the opportunity of playing with some familiar faces.He partnered Mohammed in defense since his arrival at Gor and hopes they can roll back the years with Mohammed at a different club.“Honestly it will be a great honor to play with him once again. It is also good to come here and meet two familiar faces and I hope we can do well to represent Kenyan football to the best of our ability,” Shakava added.0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Defender Harun Shakava poses with Nkana FC teammate Dancun Otieno during a gym session in Kitwe. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Former Gor Mahia skipper Harun Shakava says he looks forward to his first ever football adventure outside the country as he prepares to start life with Zambian top tier side Nkana FC.Shakava has been training with the Kitwe based side since the turn of the new month and was offered a two-year contract.last_img read more


first_imgBy Paul McGroary: It’s all system go this week for the Donegal Bay Cycling Club as they host the second edition of the Donegal Bay Spring Sportive Leisure event this Sunday April 13th.The first running of the event last year proved to a great success, with more than 200 cyclists turning up to participate, and the feedback received was very positive. The hope this year is to build on the success of the first edition and turn the event into one of the best leisure events in the country.The formula is once again similar to last year with three routes to choose from 50/100/150k. There are small alterations to the route’s from last year with the circuit’s of the Donegal By-pass now excluded.The 50k route now includes a new loop around Ballintra-Laghey whilst the 100/150k route’s has a few new changes, with a section along the coast at Mountcharles, a new loop around Glenties/Maas/Clooney and a new route home via the Ardaghey road from Ardara to Inver. The food stop on the longer routes has also moved to the top of the hill in Ardara just so the cyclists are not faced with a hill straight after the refuelling!!!The scenery on each route is some of the best Donegal has to offer with magnificent coastal scenery and plenty of boglands in the wilds of Donegal. Indeed the scenery on offer proved to be one of the big draws for people attending the event last year, and one of the long-term aim’s would be to turn the event into a major sporting/tourist event that would draw people to Donegal Town and the surrounding areas.With the option of three distances to choose from, the Sportive accommodates a wide selection of cyclists. From those who are just getting into the sport to those who are looking for a real tough challenge. Many sportives don’t really cater to the newer cyclist but the club feel this is an important part of getting more people out on their bicycles. As such the 50km distance is perfect for the newer cyclist. You don’t need a huge amount of training and only a few weeks or so of preparation would probably see the average joe non cyclist capable of completing the 50km route.The other big plus is the Sportive is not a race but more of a fun day out. Yes, there will always be a few who are hammering along but really the idea is that you cycle at whatever pace you feel comfortable. There are no prizes on offer and the reward is just getting out on your bike, enjoying the countryside and the satisfaction you gain from finishing the event.Registration for the Sportive is from 8:30am to 9:30 am at the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town with the cycle starting at 10:00 from The Diamond. Helmet’s are compulsory for participation.There will be a food stop on each route as well as hot food at the finish for those cyclist’s who participate in the 100/150km routes.Further information can be found on the club website Donegalbaycyclingclub.com or the Donegal Bay CC Spring Sportive facebook page. Route Previews:50km Route: The 50km route leaves the Diamond in Donegal Town and heads out the N15 toward Ballyshannon continuing south as far as the village of Ballintra, then it turns left onto the old main road heading north again back towards Laghey. Anyone who has competed in the Donegal Bay Club League will be familiar with this section as it used as the road race circuit. From Laghey the course crosses the Seven arches bridge and heads out on the quiet backroads towards Barnesmore taking in some lovely scenery with a refreshments stop at the old school Barnesmore before hitting the main Donegal-Ballybofey road just before Barnesmore Gap. Across the main road and it’s back on to the back-roads as the route heads west again dropping down past the shore of Lough Eske and continuing on mostly flat roads until it comes out on the N56 west of Donegal Town. The route then turns east back toward Donegal Town passing through the town and finishing at the Abbey Vocational with refreshments and a hot shower awaiting those with weary legs100km Route: Starting at the Diamond, the 100km heads west on the N56 before turning off the main road just before the village of Mountcharles were it drops down to the shore road, past the pier and back up to the Doorin line before rejoining the N56 at Inver. Continuing west through Dunkineely and Bruckless, the route changes direction just before Killybegs at the five points junction, taking a right and heading back toward Ardara where there will be a refreshments stop. Now refueled, the route continues on through Glenties and heads toward Dungloe but cuts off at Maas to do a loop past Kildoney and Portnoo before re-entering Ardara, its down the hill and then left, climbing out of Ardara on the road back to Inver through a landscape of bog and heather. Once back on the N56, its east again toward Donegal Town and finishing at the Abbey Vocational School for the re-energising. 150km: The first part of the long route is the same as the 100km as far as the five points junction but rather than turning off, the long route continues west through the fishing town of Killybegs, out past Fintra and just after the Blue Haven Hotel leaves the main road to take the beautiful scenic Coast road into the village of Kilcar and then onto Carrick. The scenery starts to get more stark now but remains enchanting and beautiful as we head further west before dropping down into the village of Glencolumbkille where we cannot go much further west, instead the route turns east and takes the quiet back road back toward Ardara. Its down the famous Glengesh pass which will come as a relief to many and it’s no time at all to the refreshments stop in Ardara. The remaining part of the route mirrors the 100km all the way back to the finish in Donegal TownALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE DONEGAL BAY CYCLING CLUB SPORTIVE EVENT was last modified: April 10th, 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:Donegal Bay Cycling Clubroute mapssportivelast_img read more


first_imgA man has been taken to hospital after his car crashed into a lamp-post outside the LIDL supermarket in Donegal Town.The single-vehicular accident happened at round 6.45pm.No other people were hurt in the smash. Gardai and ambulance personnel were on the scene within minutes and the man has been taken to Sligo General Hospital.It is not believed his injuries are serious.Traffic diversions are in place on the road.  BREAKING NEWS: MAN HOSPITALISED AFTER LAMP-POST SMASH was last modified: January 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:crashDonegal TownGardaiLIDLlast_img read more


first_imgThe first three women across the finish line in the Riverine 10K road race were Catherine Whoriskey 2nd, Ann-Marie Mc Glynn 1st and Denise Mc Elhone 3rd. Pic.: Gary FoyThe shone brightly for the inaugural Riverine 10K Road Race and 5K Walk, events which straddled both sides of the border.Nearly 250 runners and walkers took to the streets of Lifford and Strabane for this first cross border/cross community road race a unique event to this part of the country.With bonus prizes for the first man to break 32 minutes and first woman to break 36 minutes, the fact that both times were shattered showed the true quality of the race on what everyone generally agreed was a fast flat course. Whether it was at the business end of the race or merely the taking part, the mood at the end was hugely positive.Foyle Valley’s Keith Shiels meant business straight from the whistle and was out on his own for nearly the full 10km. Shiels was nearly 2 minutes clear of his nearest rival Pius McIntyre (33.14), with Shiels coming home in an impressive 31.21. It was a Foyle Valley 1,2,3 with Chris McGuinness finishing in third in 33.35.In the women’s race, Lifford AC’s Ann Marie McGlynn followed up last weeks silver medal on the track in the national 5,000m with a great run to finish in 35.24. City of Derry’s Catherine Whoriskey came home second in 39.03, with Foyle Valley’s Denise McElhone third in 40.48.The race itself was organised under the Reconciliation Through the Riverine Programme, a joint initiative managed by Donegal County Council and Strabane District Council and funded by the International Fund for Ireland. The race was started by Strabane District Council’s Michelle McMacken alongside local Councillor Gerry Crawford and Donegal County Council’s Eamon Browne. Sport, and especially the sport of athletics has the power to break down barriers and promote the values of tolerance and respect for fellow athletes. The atmosphere among the participants before, during and after the race, as well as the buzz among spectators around the course showed a great community spirit on both sides of the border. The logistics of race organisation meant a huge cross border effort and input from a lot of people. Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way. A huge thanks to those who assisted with stewarding both the race and the walk, without whom the event would not have gone ahead. To Sgt Maurice Doyle and local officers from An Garda Siochana, Ricky McClelland, Ryan Jennings and local PSNI officers who provided great support on the Strabane side, the Civil Defence, St John’s Ambulance, the GAA club for car parking, Catherine Anne Kelly, Martina McGroarty and Eamon Browne from Donegal County Council, local residents on both sides of the border for their support and co-operation, Dudie Gallen and Strabane Catering, Elaine McGinley from Borderloo Hire, Brian Kelly from McElhinney Stores, Oliver and Connor McCullough for their help with chip timing, Gary Foy for photography, Donegal Athletics Board’s Herbie McDaid, and to all club personnel for their help with the race.Following the outstanding success of this race, the Lifford club has now set a benchmark upon which future cross border races and co-operation can be built.The first three men across the finish line, completing a clean sweep for Foyle Valley AC at the Riverine 10K road race in Lifford, were Pius Mc Intyre 2nd, Keith Shiels 1st and Chris Mc Guinness 3rd. Pic.: Gary Foy ATHLETICS: RIVERINE 10K PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: August 6th, 2013 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:picture specialRIVERINE 10Klast_img read more


first_imgVOODOO VENUE have officially announced that one of the most popular DJ’s in Europe will be playing at the venue next weekend.DJ DANNIC a household name among DANCE enthusiasts will perform on April 24th at VOODOO VENUE.He’s one of the BIGGEST DJ’s to visit the North West in recent years and management at Voodoo are expecting a HUGE crowd next Saturday night. Various drink promotions will be available on the night and ENTRY is still only €10!ENTRY is €6 via glistrr.. Http://glist.me/voodooCheck out Voodoo’s Facebook page for various competitions and offers. (See link below)https://m.facebook.com/VOOD00venueletterkenny  ONE OF EUROPE’S BIGGEST DJ’S TO PERFORM AT VOODOO VENUE NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: April 17th, 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:DJ DANNICEntertainmentEuropeFeaturesnewsVOODO VENUElast_img read more