Minibus operators protest crackdown on multi-coloured designs

first_imgMinibus operators plying Georgetown routes on Thursday morning protested the Guyana Police Force Traffic Department’s recent crackdown on multi-coloured designs on their vehicles.But acting Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram has explained that the crackdown is on the wrap on the buses, and not on the spray paint designs. Operators have been given time to regulate their vehicles, but dozens of aggrieved operators have decried the move as unfair.Operators lined their buses on the tarmac of the Square of the Revolution in protest at the sudden crackdown by the Police. The vibrantly coloured buses were registered to the following routes: Kitty-Campbellville (40), Stabroek-South (41), Georgetown-Timehri (42), Georgetown-Mahaica (44), Stabroek-Albert (45) and Stabroek-Sophia (48).One bus operator, Jermaine, explained that operators needed more than just one week to get off the wraps from their buses, which he explained is way more difficult get off than the regular spray-paint.“There is a clear coat (plastic) wrap over the design, so nothing can’t pull off here. It (has to be dug off), which will damage the bus… Even if you want these things to come off of these buses, you need to give the drivers a timing – at least six to eight months, because it’s not no easy thing,” he noted.The protesting operators have all had their road fitness revoked by the Police, so they are unable to work. However, the men have claimed that at the time of their obtaining registration from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and road fitness from the Police, there was never any issue with the wraps.“Since Monday we ain’t work, because they said the bus gotta go back and certified, when it already certified before you’re granted a fitness. It’s not a case where you get the fitness and then go and put on the wraps,” another bus operator, Jose, stated.The Route 41 driver pointed out that, for the past two years, operators have been “wrapping” their buses and never had any issue with the authorities. He added that operators spend a lot of money to maintain and keep their buses in good condition, having recognised it as public transportation.The frustrated operators went on to lament that since the crackdown and cancellation of their fitness, they are unable to work, and it is putting them under financial strain.“I is a man with seven children and I have to pay $50,000 rent, so I have to work every day; and this is day two I’m not working,” one driver, John, related.The men further claimed that they have spent over $200,000 to design their buses, and to now remove those designs would incur additional expenses. As such, these operators are calling for more time.But the acting Traffic Chief has insisted that only those who comply with the regulations will be allowed to continue plying their respective routes.last_img read more

Ramjattan must do better

first_imgDear Editor,I was humbled to be called upon to moderate a show on the information superhighway by a global company called GLOBESPAN 24×7. That show was watched by some 35,000 viewers internationally to date.It was an amazing experience since I was in Maryland, USA, talking to Christopher Ram in Queens, New York; and Khemraj Ramjattan in Georgetown Guyana, powered by a system from somewhere else in the USA, but at the same time connecting to a live town hall audience in Little Guyana in Richmond Hill, a telephone audience in Guyana, Trinidad, Canada and the USA and a global audience by way of Facebook.But my excitement was eviscerated midway in the show when I reflected upon the fact that two senior members of Guyanese society who claimed that they are friends, could not even have a completely decent conversation on such an issue of national importance – the Road Map after March 20, 2019. There were many good points made by both parties but the show will be remembered by many for the wild and unproven allegations from Ramjattan.Ramjattan as the person responsible for the Police prosecutorial services made serious allegations against former Member of Parliament, Charrandas Persaud.I was extremely uncomfortable with his statements because as the person responsible for the Police, he (Mr Ramjattan) and the Guyana Police Force have not provided one iota of evidence against Charrandas Persaud on these allegations.Further, they have not brought any charges to bear against Charrandas Persaud. So it was totally reckless, irresponsible and infantile of Ramjattan to have done such a great disservice himself by issuing such wild and baseless allegations against his fellow former AFC member.I am gravely disappointed in Ramjattan, he must do better than this.Sincerely,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, October 4

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United are planning on bidding for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, 25, after their prospects of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, became increasingly unlikely. (Daily Star)QPR manager Harry Redknapp has warned forward Adel Taarabt, 25, he won’t be sold in January unless someone meets the club’s asking price. (Daily Mirror)Former Southampton forward Matt Le Tissier says ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino has taken a massive gamble with his reputation by joining Tottenham. (Daily Express)West Ham’s former Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was “the one manager I had problems with”. (Daily Mail)Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has come out in defence of his former manager Alan Pardew, suggesting that Newcastle players should share the blame for the team’s predicament. (Guardian)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – Jol: Tottenham ‘have all the ingredients’ to finish in the top fourExclusive Interview: Rio Ferdinand on Evra v Suarez, Terry’s racism row and Man United after FergieExclusive – Ex-Man United star backs Van Gaal’s attack, attack, attack approachMan United starlet tempted by permanent Dinamo Zagreb switchLiverpool target fully focused on NapoliManchester United target not for sale, says Roma sporting directorRoma chase Liverpool and Tottenham target Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, October 4 1last_img read more

Every Premier League club’s finishing position predicted by Stan Collymore

first_img2 talkSPORT – your home of the Premier LeaguetalkSPORT will be bringing you 64 live Premier League commentaries this season – and Stan Collymore will once more be calling the shots from behind the microphone.One of the most outspoken pundits in the business, when Stan talks, you listen.So who better to kick off talkSPORT’s Premier League predictions than the former Liverpool, Aston Villa and England striker.He thinks Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will retain their title, while there is bad news from his former club on Merseyside.And the table doesn’t make pretty reading for the newly promoted clubs, either…. Do you agree with Stan? Let us know by leaving your comments below…Play talkSPORT’s brilliant free Predictor game and you could win £1million! Stan Collymore 2last_img read more

JENNA LEAVES NO ‘LOOSE ENDS’ AS SHE RAISES €3,142 FOR CRUMLIN

first_imgA hairdresser has managed to raise a staggering €3,142 for Crumlin’s Children Hospital in just one day.Jenna McLaughlin from Loose Ends Salon in Ballybofey decided to donate the cash in honour of little Brian McMenamin.Battler Brian was born in May 2010 but passed away just six months later in November of the same year. Jenna said she wanted to pay tribute to the staff of Crumlin’s Children Hospital.And she certainly did that!Jenna says all her customers responded magnificently and she was delighted she was able to raise so much cash.  JENNA LEAVES NO ‘LOOSE ENDS’ AS SHE RAISES €3,142 FOR CRUMLIN was last modified: April 13th, 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:Crumlin HospitalLOOSE ENDSlast_img read more

The remarkable story behind Bri Carr’s ‘secret blue book’

first_imgDonegal school teacher Bri Carr is breathing life into her ‘big blue book’ of songs which has remained a secret for over two decades.This Wild Atlantic Woman’s new album ‘Full Circle… Rotha an tSaoil’ hit shelves this year to an incredible response. Local and national radio stations such as Midwest Radio, Midlands Radio, and Highland Radio have played her songs, amassing fans across the country.‘Where We Went to School’ is debuting on this album, which was inspired by her aunties. Bri’s mother’s sisters Madge and Annie moved to the now 99-year-old Scoil Aphoirt when the family moved to the other side of Arranmore during the 1950s while they were only 9 or 10, and the song is an exercise in imagining what it would have been like to change schools at that age.The song is a nostalgic look back at the past, although written from her aunties’ point of view, this song can be translated to any school; striking a chord with people of all ages who enjoy casting their minds back to a time when they were carefree, relished the freedom that came with the summer holidays, and enjoyed nothing more than playing with friends.The lyrics “to the children we once knew, every family passing through, their echoes in the halls, their footsteps big and small, their voices, their faces we recall” are a testament to the fact that happy memories of school and childhood stay with you forever, instilling a sense of gratitude to the teachers and friends who made school time so much more than just lessons and tests. Bri says; “‘Where We Went to School’ is a song that everyone always asks for and that everyone can relate to. I have had people of all different ages telling me it resonates with them. The song could be about a school in Killybegs, off the coast of Kerry, or in Arranmore! When I play this song, everyone joins in and sings the chorus with me.”“It’s most important that the lyrics and music are real to the songwriter, and if their music helps someone else that is just a plus.”Although Bri was raised in Letterkenny, her mother and grandmother were Arranmore women, and she says she feels a strong affinity with the island. Her grandmother Bridget Kelly, who was the parochial housekeeper for 25 years, always told Bri that “if you can get to my age and say you have no regrets – you’ve had a good life.” After releasing this album, Bri beams “I can now say that I have no regrets.”Bri says “I find it easier to write and sing in Irish”, with her hit Árainn Mhór being the first iTunes chart song as Gaelige in the top 200, peaking at number 3!‘Stad an Rás’ is another breathtaking ballad focused on Arranmore, with an air reminiscent of Enya’s ethereal tone. A stunning music video of Arranmore island was filmed by Father Pat Ward from Burtonport.‘My Father’s Legacy’, in honour of Barney McDaid, is extra special to Bri as her daughter Caela took part in making the song come to life. The song peaked at number two in the Easy Listening charts. At just seven years old, Caela is already following in her mother’s musical footsteps by playing the harp. Caela is also in the Wild Atlantic Wains and Bri says that hosting jam sessions is a special way she bonds with Caela. Bri’s Blue BookSome of the songs on the new album have a special meaning for Bri. ‘Smile Again’ and ‘Yesterday’ were written when she was a teenager, marking the beginning of her melodic career.These songs lay between the pages of Bri’s blue book for 25 years before she recorded them for her new album.“I wrote ‘Smile Again’ when I was seventeen after the death of my uncle John, the song is more about hope instead of despair as he was so full of life. ‘Yesterday’ was written for a friend who was going through a tough time.“I would go to the blue book and write down whatever I was feeling and I always felt better; whether they were sad feelings or happy feelings. “However while I was playing ‘Yesterday’ for a group of friends, some kids overheard and laughed. And that was it for 25 years.”Following the successful promotion of the Wild Atlantic Wains, Bri’s producer told her it was time to “bite the bullet”, and encouraged her to share with the world the 90 songs that lay between the pages of her blue book.“I had always encouraged the children at Blue Ribbon to sing my songs, I was so nervous. It was only people close to me that would ask me to play certain songs.”Having built the confidence to share “the music that was my secret in the blue book”, Bri says she feels overwhelmed by the support from fans and the opportunities that have come about have been incredible. She aptly sums it up by saying; “I feel as though opportunities are helium balloons in the air, and I just have to pull one down!”When asked what she would say to a young musician, poet, or writer who has a hidden blue book of their own and does not have the confidence to share their talent, Bri shares the lyrics of one of her songs, ‘Time to Fly’, with a message of positivity and perseverance.“Don’t give up until you try all your chances, your life’s too short to let a moment pass you by. Reach for your rainbows, dare to believe, you can anything, be anybody, you choose to be.“Take each miracle and make it happen, you have the choice to let your voice ring out and say, you can have it all if you rise when you fall, nothing’s gonna take your dreams away.“Take it all, you know that you can make it, it’s your call, it’s your life, there’s nothing you can’t try. Give it everything you can, your fate lies in your hands, take time to spread your wings and learn to fly.“Don’t lose heart if you should face disillusion, sometimes the road is rough and you feel like giving in. Look to tomorrow, stand and be strong, your dreams will find a way to shine and you’ll find where you belong.”In memory of a little girl who wore a blue ribbonBlue Ribbon was established by Bri almost twenty years ago, and has brought ceol and craic to the lives of hundreds of children throughout the years.“I started Blue Ribbon to encourage kids to not be nervous and to encourage them to express themselves.”The name Blue Ribbon is a tribute to one of Bri’s students, who sadly passed away.“I was teaching fourth and fifth class in Lurgybrack National School in Donegal, and lost a beautiful pupil, Nicki Taylor, due to a cycling accident in 1997. When her twin, Kerry, returned to school, we started off the new school year in September ’97, and put back the chairs and tables in the old school for an hours music and dancing one evening after school.“The second week we were doing this, children from the other classes wanted to join in, so after the third week, we had to move to the Cheshire apartments in town as their friends from town schools wanted to join in. After a month or so in this venue, we discovered that more children wanted to be a part of it, so I was lucky enough to secure the convent concert hall and gym in February ’98.“The twins were identical, but Nicki always wore her hair up in a ponytail and Kerry’s was loose. The girls used to play tricks on us teachers by swapping styles, and I had a couple of gorgeous photos of Nicki with a blue ribbon in her hair. Their pal Natasha Melaugh, who was also a Blue Ribbon dancer, lost her battle to CF two years later.“When Blue Ribbon officially became a performing arts company in 1999, we felt the need to commemorate the girls by sponsoring two members’ seats in the Grianan Theatre after our first show, simply called The Blue Ribbon Show.“The name stuck, and although I had been writing songs for children in those years, in ’99, I wrote and recorded my first song in Irish, ‘Saor’, which was dedicated to Nicki.“Nicki’s family and all the Blue Ribbon family approved greatly of my songwriting, and encouraged me to continue. I was always shy about it, I loved to hear the children sing my songs, and I never dreamed we would still have the club going all this time.”Bri explained how touching it is when past Blue Ribbon members reach out to her, as for Bri, Blue Ribbon is all about making happy memories.“I often get texts, calls or cards from past members, now grown up with children of their own, which is lovely, and truly rewarding, which is part of how I came up with the title of the whole album ‘Full Circle/Rotha an tsaoil’.“I also played in Dad’s group, The Circle, when I was young and carefree, so the whole journey for me is reflected in the choice of songs – from the first song I wrote at 17 ‘Smile Again, to this one ‘Where We Went to School’, which I wrote for the Centenary in 2016, the first summer I was brave enough to whip out the guitar in Arran!”You can find Bri on Facebook and Youtube, where she will be releasing more gems from the blue book in the coming months.“I’ve been blessed with my parents and their support in all my mad ideas!”“I’d like to thank my producer, Jim Corbett, Newton Studios, Bundoran, and his engineer, Kev Corrigan, who are both hugely supportive of my songwriting. The musicians who accompany us are Tommy Byrne, Mountcharles, Martin McGowan, Ballyshannon, Mary Rodgers, Acres and Eoin Orr, Calhame.”Bri’s biggest inspirations however, are her sixteen-year-old son Ben, seven-year-old daughter Caela, and husband Enda.When I asked Bri what is next for her, her response was not surprising! Well, “I’m dying to get back to the studio,” she replied with a laugh.Featured image of Bri: Photography by Mary Rodgers.The remarkable story behind Bri Carr’s ‘secret blue book’ was last modified: July 10th, 2017 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:albumBlue Bookbri carrlast_img read more

HIGH HOPES FOR COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN

first_imgThere are high hopes that Colaisti Inis Eoghain will continue in 2011 and beyond after a meeting held last week in the clubrooms of CLG Naomh Padraig Uisce Chaoin.Club officers and delegates from the Inishowen clubs were present and were joined by school representatives, managers, coaches and executive members of CLG Bord Inis Eoghain to review the year just endedSean Clerkin manager of the 2010 Rannafast squad and Sean O Hare manager of the 2010 Corn Na nOg squad gave reports the performance of their respective teams and paid glowing tributes to their fellow selectors for their dedication and commitment to the players over many weeks. Both teams won two of their four group games, with the Rannafast game under lights against Omagh CBS being one of the highlights of the season while the Corn Na nOg team lost out in a play off game against St Pats Armagh in their bid to reach the knock out stages.Thanks were extended to the schools for their great co-operation at all times, to the clubs for the use of their facilities for training and a number of games, and also to the players who were at all times a credit to their schools and families.A massive amount of work was done behind the scenes and thanks were also extended to everyone associated with the initiative, which the managers felt was a huge step forward in the development of schools football in Inishowen.A detailed financial report was available to all those present, outlining the year’s income and expenditure for entry fees, players insurance, catering, match expenses, training equipment, playing gear and travel expenses. Thanks were extended to Supervalu Carndonagh and Healthwise Pharmacies Buncrana and Moville for their generous sponsorship deals which were greatly appreciated and also the clubs and schools who had contributed financially.Tributes were also paid to the late Gerry O Neill, treasurer of CLG Bord Inis Eoghain who had been involved in setting up Colaisti Inis Eoghain and had been responsible for administration work on a day to day basis, he will be greatly missed by all concerned.Initially Colaisti Inis Eoghain were accepted into Ulster College’s Competitions on a one year probation, and there is a fervent belief among those involved that participation should continue into the 2011-2012 season upon receipt of relevant approvals.It is hoped that sufficient funding can be sourced to enable the initiative to continue and that schools’ costs could be kept to a minimum.It was also noted that opportunities may become available to students representing Colaisti Inis Eoghain in the future to benefit from bursaries and perhaps offers of scholarships to third level colleges. The primary schools coaching scheme that has been ongoing for the past six years in Inishowen is a great success, and this is down to a hard working sub committee and the two exceptional full time coaches currently employed.The combined second level schools team initiative introduced last year, is seen as the next stage in the process of developing quality players in Inishowen, who will progress to represent their county at U16 level, hopefully some will also play for the County Vocational Schools team and then for Donegal at U18 and U21 level before reaching senior standard.The groundbreaking initiative was favourably received throughout Donegal and Ulster, and commended by all opposing schools in the Rannafast and Corn Na nOg competitions.In fact several other areas of the county are now seriously considering following in the footsteps of Colaisti Inis Eoghain, and a similar initiative exists in the Limavady District Council area where an amalgamated schools team participates in the Ulster Vocational Schools competitions.  EndsHIGH HOPES FOR COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN was last modified: March 28th, 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)last_img read more

‘IT WASN’T ME!’ McBREARTY DENIES STALLING HOUSEHOLD TAX DEBATE

first_imgDONEGAL Labour councillor Frank McBrearty today denied stalling a debate on the household charge yesterday – but did call on Minister Phil Hogan to re-assess the tax.Cllr McBrearty was responding to claims by that Fine Gael and Labour councillors deliberately stalled a debate on the charge. A motion could not be voted on yesterday as a result.The Labour man did say today however: “I am calling on Minister Phil Hogan to re-evaulate the House Hold charge and introduce the following , anyone on social welfare, disabilty allowance, minimun wage,low income families and pensioners to be excluded from paying. “People who can afford to pay should pay and I think the Minister has lost touch with the problems that families are sufferring from due to the economic crises we are in.“Just to clear up any misunderstanding from yesterday’s Council meeting, the Labour party did not in any way assist or hold up the meeting to delay Cllr Jack Murray’s motion on the House hold charge.“I had a very important emergency motion heard yesterday about four school bus routes that are in need of repair and it is my opinion that my motion was every bit as important as Cllr Murry’s.“However, I do agree with Cllr Murray that other parties did use stalling tatics when my motion was disscussed and I made it clear at the start of my motion that I would not make a speach on it if members accepted the motion, unfortunatley my motion was defeated. “Finally Mayor Noel McBride threatened to throw me out of the Council meeting yesterday, Legally, No Mayor has that power and I had the right to challenge the allegation made by a member that I had threatened them, which I challenged.”Tonight Cllr Murray responded by saying: “To be fair the stalling tactics were used by the Mayor, members of Fianna Gael and Fianna Fail. I don’t believe Cllr McBrearty deliberately held up proceedings.”  ‘IT WASN’T ME!’ McBREARTY DENIES STALLING HOUSEHOLD TAX DEBATE was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:’IT WASN’T ME!’ McBREARTY DENIES STALLING HOUSEHOLD TAX DEBATElast_img read more

MEN WHO PAY FOR SEX AT DONEGAL BROTHELS MUST BE CRIMINALISED, SAYS TD

first_imgDONEGAL TD Thomas Pringle insisted today that the law must be changed to criminalise men who pay prostitutes for sex in the county.Mr Pringle said he wanted to mark EU Anti-trafficking Day by highlighting the urgent need to criminalise the purchase of sex to put an end to prostitution and human trafficking in Ireland.“As it stands, the sale or purchase of sex is not criminalised here in Ireland, whereby the law protects these transactions as agreements between consenting adults,” said the Donegal South West deputy. “The approach currently taken here is the partial criminalisation of prostitution, so while the buying of sex is not criminalised some activities associated with prostitution are outlawed, but merely as public order offences. This does little to tackle prostitution and trafficking in Ireland which also leaves vulnerable women in a position where they are effectively criminalised.“I have attended numerous events on this issue and heard many tragic stories about the dire conditions many of these women are experiencing. With prostitution regulation currently under review it is vital that it is buyers and traffickers that are criminalised and not women, where in many cases they are forced into this situation.“The approach adopted in Sweden whereby the purchase of sexual services is illegal and not the sellers is one which I believe should be looked at here. This way prostitution would be recognised as violence against women and from there, I believe a voluntary rehabilitation programme for these women could be established.“This approach has resulted in a reduction in the number of men paying for sex in Sweden, as well the number of women and girls who are victims of prostitution and trafficking. “It’s about time that these women’s rights are recognised and I hope that the results of the review here are published as soon as possible so that we can finally adequately criminalise this offence.”MEN WHO PAY FOR SEX AT DONEGAL BROTHELS MUST BE CRIMINALISED, SAYS TD was last modified: October 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crimeMEN WHO PAY FOR SEX AT DONEGAL BROTHELS MUST BE CRIMINALISEDprostitutes donegal sexSAYS TDsex crimelast_img read more

DD LOCAL – CASTLEFINN NOTES

first_imgCastlefinn Social Services Coffee Morning: Castlefinn Social Services would like to thank Sue Eccles for running a recent coffee morning. Total monies raised was €745.Whist: Ladies. 1st Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford with 172, 2nd Frank Curran, Castlefinn with 168 and 3rd Mai Hamilton, Raphoe with 167. Gents: 1st Angus Stewart, Lifford with 178. 2nd David O Donnell, Letterkenny with 173 and 3rd Joe Corry, Castlederg with 167. 1st Half Maeve Walsh, Killygordon, 2nd Half Bridie Mc Neill, Ballybofey with 91. Snowball next week is €70 for 186 or better, Everyone welcome to St. Mary’s Hall, Castlefinn on Wednesdays at 8:30pm.Robert Emmets Club Notes: Lotto & Bingo. Friday 26/4/13, Numbers: 10, 17, 18, 22. One winners of €100 – May Mc Colgan. Next week the Lotto Jackpot is €1,300. Next week’s Bingo Snowball is €1,520 with a total prize fund of €3,270 on the night with books and sheets only €7.Silver Circle: The club would appreciate help from all club members to ensure our silver circle is a success. Cards are available from club treasurer Colm Gallagher. All five draws will take place on Sun 5th May. Men’s Teams: The senior team’s recorded their first win of the season at home to Pettigo on Friday night with an impressive margin 4-14 to 1-4. On Sunday the senior team were defeated 3-13 to 1-3 by a stronger Urris team in a game re-fixed from the previous week. Senior team training continues at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Underage: It was another impressive week for the club at underage level. The under 10’s and under 8’s welcomed N.Mhuire and Mc Cumhaills to Pairc Eimead recording three wins and a draw. Team and action photo’s can be seen on the club facebook. A big thank you to everyone who helped out in any way on the day, both on and off the field. The under 10’s are back training at 11am on Saturday. Under 16 training continues on Friday evening’s. Games this week: Sat 4th: Seniors are away to Milford, throw-in 7:15pm Sympathies: The club would like to extent sympathy to Kelly family on the recent death of Richard. Balmoral Show: A day trip to the Balmoral show on Thursday 16th May has been organised. Bus departs Castlefinn at 8 30am pick up’s on route. Price 12 euro. Anyone interested contact Roisin Ph: 085 1248838.  St. Vincent de Paul Society: We make this special appeal to you all for donations of clothing as unfortunately stocks in the local Thrift Shop are very low. As the Thrift Shop plays a vital role within the community helping families in need, we hope you can help us with our appeal. This maybe an ideal opportunity for families to begin their Spring Clean and in turn help us to replenish our stock levels. We have been grateful to you for your support in the past and no doubt you will support us in the future. Anyone wishing to have items collected can phone our Shop on 074-9146726. Items of furniture can be donated and deliveries / collection can be arranged. HSE Community Gardening Course Sustainability in The Garden at the CPI Centre: Subject to numbers the following course will run in May for four weeks. It will look at the following Sustainability in the Garden, Getting the most out of our polytunnell, Bee Keeping and its benefits and Cooking your own produce with the Community Chef. This course will run for four weeks. If you would like further details or to book a place please contact Corina on 074 – 9143976/ 0873289170. Messy Hands Baby and Toddler Group: Runs every Tuesday morning in the CPI Centre from11.00am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome and this is a great opportunity to get children socialising from an early age before playschool. Community Walking Group: Runs every Wednesday morning at 10.30am. All new and past members are welcome. This is a great opportunity to come along and get to know people in the local community under the guidance of your local walking leader. For further information please contact the CPI Centre on 074-9143976  DD LOCAL – CASTLEFINN NOTES was last modified: April 29th, 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:Castlefinn noteslast_img read more