Samuels will not walk away from football

first_imgLong-time football administrator and now prospective mayoral candidate of Lucea, Sheridan Samuels, says he does not plan to leave football administration while fulfilling his ambitions in politics. Samuels is one of four People’s National Party (PNP) candidates in Hanover who were successful in winning their divisions in the recent local government elections. With seven electoral divisions in Hanover, one of the PNP councillors will be selected to chair the Hanover Municipal Corporation and become mayor of Lucea. Some amount of jostling is now taking place among the winning PNP councillors. Samuels has experience in his favour, as he previously served as a councillor in the Hanover Parish Council. He is also the president of the Hanover Football Association and treasurer of the Western Confederation of the Jamaica Football Federation, which covers the parishes of Trelawny, St James, Hanover and Westmoreland. STICKING TO TASK In an interview with The Gleaner, Samuels, when asked if he would relinquish his football association positions if he is selected to serve as chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation and mayor of Lucea, gave an emphatic no, claiming he has unfinished business in football. “Well, I have met with the executive of the associations, and we had some discussions, and they have asked me to stay on, if selected. If there is no regulation against me staying on as the president of the association, then I will stay there until we have achieved the objectives that we had set out from day one,” he stated. “I will definitely not walk away from the football. If I am selected as the mayor, I think it will help the football more, because I will get the chance now to assist them even financially, because that is the area that we really have some constraints, so I know that I could use that office and lobby for the development of football in the parish,” he emphasised. He said that there is a lot of work still to be done in the football administration in the parish and the region. Focusing his attention on the chairmanship of the Hanover Municipal Corporation, Samuels said he has learnt a lot while serving previously as a councillor in the parish, and is prepared to do things differently from previous mayors. “I was born and bred in the nearest community to the Lucea town centre, and I know the concerns from day one, so I will ensure that I go out there and do whatever I can to keep this town (Lucea) clean,” he stated, adding that he knows that cleanliness of the parish in general – and the town of Lucea in particular – is one of the main concern of residents in the parish.last_img read more

Motive behind march for this weekend

first_imgDear Editor,The notice announcing the Georgetown Ministers Fellowship’s decision to host a ‘March for Jesus’ on Saturday, November 10, 2018, and the anticipated participation of certain officials from the coalition Government provokes some like myself to question the motive behind the entire affair.Editor, the event is scheduled two days before the 2018 Local Government Elections and seems to be a ploy to drum up support for the Christian People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) leaders, especially since the PNCR/A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) campaign in the City is failing. You only have to look at the APNU public meeting that was held at Stabroek Square recently and the poor turnout there, if you are looking for evidence of this.After three years of disrespecting the people of Georgetown and doing little to improve their lives, this seems like a return to a tactic used before the May 2015 General and Regional Elections.In 2015, many of the same leaders from the Georgetown Ministers Fellowship lamented issues like lack of jobs, corruption and high crimes to their congregations. Since then, these very ‘leaders’ have been silent in the face of a far worsened situation that CANNOT be compared to that of 2015.I say that things are worse because if you judge the current state of affairs by the standard of these ‘leaders’, some of the actions taken by the PNCR/APNU/Alliance For Change Government are some of the most un-Christian acts Guyanese have seen in years.All of the newspaper reports in the last week or so feature the corrupt acts that were uncovered by the Auditor General in his 2017 report. On top of that, you had millions wasted to pay a PNC member for a bottom-house, while there was a functional drug bond with space at Diamond. You had all the spending at D’Urban Park, spending that auditors still can’t find documents for.Also, look at the allowances to promote things like gambling in the City.  Where under the last Government there was one licensed place where gambling could take place, now there are hundreds in areas. All of these licences were given out by this coalition Government to increase gambling in the City and in places around the country – many of them being places where there is little oversight to prevent underage youths from being engaged in such activities.Look at the assault on poor people. People have to pay more money for basic medicines, text books, transportation and more. In all this, why are the ‘leaders’ of the Georgetown Minister’s Fellowship silent when they were vocal in 2015?I ask this question rhetorically, Editor. You only have to look at the national awardees’ list and look at the appointments to some of the State Agencies’ Board to realise that some of these ‘leaders’ have been bought. All of this has happened while the regular, average people in the congregations of these ‘leaders’ are the ones who face the brunt of the hardships imposed on them by David Granger PNCR/APNU/AFC Government.Some of these ‘leaders’ have taken unprincipled positions and joined the tiny cabal of persons running this country and enjoying the benefits that flow to them;  all the while their congregants are facing increasing challenges and are left to fend for themselves in the face of the hardships being imposed on them by this Government.In all of this, what is clear is that they must stop playing politics. All leaders have an obligation to be fair, at least.Editor, as a Christian, I have no intention of supporting this march, because it would be marching with unprincipled leaders, not a march of Jesus Christ.  If the announced march is truly one for Jesus Christ, then why not do it after the elections?Regards,Dave Martindalelast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Qualified Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Engineer sought by Donegal company

first_imgA leading company requires a qualified Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Engineer for a full-time position in their busy automated fish processing plant in Killybegs.Experience in Pneumatics, Refrigeration, Hydraulics and Fabrication is desirable.Experience with PLC systems will be an advantage but not essential. The successful candidate must be available to work flexible working hours during the fishing season, including overtime and some weekends.The reward is a generous remuneration package available, depending on experience.The successful candidate will be required for an immediate start.Candidates to submit a detailed CV by email to: info@wardfish.ieOr by Post to:Sean Ward (Fish Exports) Ltd.,Roshine Road,Killybegs,Co. Donegal.F94 CH99 Closing Date for applications no later than Friday August 3rd @ 17:00HR.Job Vacancy: Qualified Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Engineer sought by Donegal company was last modified: July 19th, 2018 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:jobKillybegsSean Ward Fisg ExportsVacancylast_img read more


first_imgIT WAS the clash of the Celts in northern France tonight as Celtic travelled to Brittany to take on Rennes.And the Hoops managed to take a point – and still await a win on the road in Europe.Celtic recovered from a bizarre own goal to claim the Europa League point against Rennes in France. Cha Du-Ri’s misplaced passback handed Rennes the lead on the half-hour, moments after Rennes goalkeeper Benoit Costil had denied Anthony Stokes.But Joe Ledley’s header levelled the match on 70 minutes.Charlie Mulgrew came close with a free-kick for the visitors and Youssouf Hadji’s acrobatic shot was brilliantly saved by Celtic’s Fraser Forster.With Udinese beating Atletico Madrid in the evening’s other Group I fixture, Celtic and Rennes are two points behind the Spaniards and five behind the Italians. “It would have been a real shame having played so well to lose a game with the goal we conceded,” Hoops manager Neil Lennon told ESPN.“But credit to the players in the second half, we weathered a wee bit of a storm.“Fraser Forster showed his character [with] tremendous saves, but we created some good chances and I felt on the balance of play we should have won the game.”The SPL side fell behind in bizarre circumstances as a misunderstanding between Du-Ri and goalkeeper Forster saw the defender pass the ball back from 30-yards out and into his own net.“Fraser got himself in no man’s land and you think the curse is going to strike again,” Lennon added. “But I said to the players ‘look, go out there and keep playing, keep committed, keep concentrated’ and once we got a good delivery we scored from it which delights me.“It’s a testament to the team after the weekend. They come and show the quality. I’m very, very proud of them tonight.”Lennon also saved a praise goalscorer Ledley, who looped in a header in the second half to bring the scores level.He said: “He’s a terrific player and no matter where you ask him to play he does a great job for the team. “He’s gradually got better and better and he was marvellous tonight against really top class players.“To get the goal was a bonus but his overall display was fantastic.”Goalscorer Ledley added: “I thought I did okay at left-back. It’s not my strongest position but I’m happy to do it for the team and I’m just glad we put in a great team performance.“We’ve got some great players here and it was a great performance by the boys.”DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST AND BEST NEWS WEBSITE……GIVING YOU THE NEWS NOW!ADVERTISE FOR JUST € www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTHE HOOPS REPORT: HONOURS SHARED IN CLASH OF THE CELTS IN BRITTANY was last modified: October 20th, 2011 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:Celticeuropa leagueJoe LedleyNeil Lennonrenneslast_img read more

Disastrous France friendly leaves two injured in shocking defensive display

first_imgFrance were almost embarrassed by Spartak Moscow’s under-19s in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Sunday in a match that saw two of Didier Deschamps’ men limp off and raised a host of questions about their defensive depth.Olivier Giroud, Nabil Fekir and Blaise Matuidi all scored in a 3-2 win for a ‘B’ side but the performances of back-up defenders Benjamin Mendy and Presnel Kimpembe were a huge concern as wingers Fekir and Florian Thauvin suffered knocks. The game was designed to give unused players match action but quickly descended into farce, with a mistake by Djibril Sidibe, who was also caught out in the warm-up game against the US, punished as Spartak’s youth team took the lead on nine minutes.Goals from Giroud and Fekir turned the game on its head but errors by Mendy and Kimpembe combined to let the young Russians in again to equalise.After the break Fekir missed from inside the six-yard box against France third-choice Alphonse Areola, in goal for Spartak, before limping off with a foot injury.Moments later Thauvin was forced off with a knock to his knee, leaving Deschamps red-faced as the players he may need off the bench against Peru on Thursday fell apart in their chance to challenge for a starting spot. Presnel Kimpembe was one of many French defenders criticised for their performance against Spartak’s youth team Giroud, playing once again with a bandaged head, scored France’s first goal 2 It was France’s three goalscorers in the friendly who came off the bench in their opening World Cup game against Australia the day before, all entering the game with the score locked at 1-1 before Giroud assisted Paul Pogba for the winning goal.Fekir and Thauvin’s fitness will be a concern for Deschamps but there was no indication either would be unavailable the Peru match in Yekaterinburg. 2last_img read more

Liverpool fans mock rivals as Salah scores, proves he’s no one-season wonder

first_img NAB-BED GETTING RID At least Salah knows how to score in August 🤷‍♂️— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) August 12, 2018 For all those PL teams hoping Mo Salah would be a one season wonder. Bad news it seems. #LFC— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) August 12, 2018 Latest Liverpool News Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish awarded knighthood This year, he already looks on form and ready to push for special numbers once again.You can read a round up of Liverpool fans’ best boastful social media reaction below. Who else was going to score Liverpool’s first goal of the 2018/19 campaign? One season wonder Mo Salah with his first goal in 18 minutes 😎😎#LIVWHU— LFC (@RockyKlopp) August 12, 2018 MARC-ED MAN New Liverpool signing set to take legend’s shirt number at Anfield In a move that was instigated by Naby Keita and assisted by Andrew Robertson, the 26-year-old tapped home to give Liverpool an early lead against West Ham in their opening game.Last season, Salah won the Premier League Golden Boot and set a record as the first player to net 32 times in a 38-game Premier League season. TIME RUNNING OUT 1 Liverpool’s Marco Asensio pursuit receives major boost GOING HOME Karius, Origi and Ings all set for Liverpool exit door in £100m clearout The King is back.— John Green (@sportswithjohn) August 12, 2018 Send a warning to the rest of the Premier League: Mo Salah is back.It took the Egyptian minutes under 20 minutes to pick up where he left off at the end of last season and resume his goalscoring exploits. Mo Salah scores for Liverpool. In other news Water is wet and Sky is blue.— Footy Jokes (@Footy_JokesOG) August 12, 2018 A goal on the opening day of the season for two years running for Mohamed Salah. The King— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) August 12, 2018 Klopp ‘under pressure’ to end Liverpool’s six-year trophy drought ARISE SIR KENNY ‘I’m glad Egypt got knocked out’ – Liverpool fans happy Salah is leaving early Mo Salah opens account within 20 minutes of the season, and celebrates with no fuss, calmly lifting a finger. A promise filled with menace – that this goal will be the first of many 👑— roger bennett (@rogbennett) August 12, 2018last_img read more

Man United legend reveals how collapse of Arsenal move left him ‘devastated’

first_imgMichael Carrick has revealed he was on the verge of joining Arsenal – before a sensational display from Cesc Fabregas in the Community Shield caused the deal to collapse.The midfielder was hot property in 2004, with West Ham in the second tier of English football and desperate for a cash windfall. IN DEMAND Carrick was not needed at Arsenal after Fabregas proved his worth targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The pair enjoyed many midfield battles over the years Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST 2 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing targets RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM three-way race moving on 2 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? “Within an hour I was sitting in the front room of Arsene Wenger’s house, pinching myself. Could this really be happening? Arsenal! Could I really be on the verge of signing for the Invincibles who’d just gone through the season unbeaten?“We talked for almost an hour about football. Wenger had the Community Shield at the weekend but was spending an hour with me, so surely he had to be interested in signing me? “Let’s get Cardiff out the way, and we’ll see you Monday,” Wenger said as we left.“On the Sunday, I settled down at home in Theydon Bois, Epping, to watch Arsenal, my team to be, in the Community Shield against Manchester United. I saw that a kid, Cesc Fabregas, only 17, started in Vieira’s place. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January TOP WORK Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Arsenal were one of many clubs to express interest and he even met Arsene Wenger at his north London home.The deal was due to be completed on a Monday, but the Gunners faced Manchester United in the Community Shield on the day before and Fabregas was so impressive he rendered Carrick surplus to requirements.Carrick went to join Tottenham and then United – becoming a legend at Old Trafford – and is currently Jose Mourinho’s assistant.He revealed in an extract from his new autobiography: “On the way home, we got another call. Arsenal again, asking us to meet Arsene. As it happened we were driving past his home in north London, so we arranged to call in on the way. REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father “Fabregas played a blinder but I didn’t think too much about the significance. I sat at home on Sunday night waiting for the call to arrange details of the next day. Arsenal! I couldn’t wait.“But I waited, and waited, and that call never came. The next day, I had to go into training at West Ham instead and, on the way, David [Geiss, Carrick’s agent] phoned to say he’d had a call from Dein. David relayed the gist of his message, like, ‘I’m sorry, the manager says we don’t need Michael. Fabregas is coming through like he is. Sorry, the deal’s off’.“Fabregas’s performance changed Wenger’s mind about needing me.“I was totally devastated as I had my heart set on Arsenal and playing with all that talent. My head was gone. Arsenal had swayed me and I didn’t have a clue what I’d do now.”last_img read more


first_imgDefeat to Derry, now on to Down BY CATHAL MAC SUIBHNEDonegal rounded off the 2012 McKenna Cup campaign tonight with a date with Derry, a repeat of last year’s Ulster Final. It was a decent Donegal display, coming out on the wrong side of the result by two points.Jim McGuinness again gave youth its chance with survivors from Sunday’s line up including Martin O’Reilly, Daniel McLaughlin and Michael Mullin. Dermot Brick Molloy was the star of the show early on, scoring five points (three from play) in the first half while it was only an early Derry penalty that kept them within touching distance. Derry played with quite an experienced side and John Brennan has certainly added some defensive steel to his side despite his apparent abhorrence to the notion last season.Rory Kavanagh made his first appearance of the year, lining out at midfield; the Eunans man was hampered for long periods of last year’s Championship with an ankle problem so he’ll be a huge plus for the manager if he can regain full fitness.Derry fought back well early in the second half while the home side went a long time without a score, almost twenty minutes, similar to what happened in the second period at Breffni Park. Donegal eventually awoke from their slumber but couldnt catch the Oakleaf county who go on to a semi final this weekend. Meanwhile Donegal can take stock of the opening stages of what is hoped will be another long inter-county season.Overall the competition served its purpose – players got back a bit of match sharpness, a welcome break I’m sure from the hectic training schedule they’re going through at present, and there were also some newcomers introduced to keep existing panellists on their toes. SAME SYSTEMAfter a successful 2011 though, Donegal are not looking to reinvent the wheel in 2012. The system will remain much the same; tweaks have to be made up front and also in how the half backs and midfield support the full forward line. Other teams will have a better idea as to how to play us, so there’ll be a step up to be taken overall – if you’re not moving forward you’re standing still after all.Similarly the personnel will not change greatly, if Jim unearths a player or two who can perform in the Championship cauldron then great. If not, it will be those players who didn’t quite make the starting team last season, those from 16 to 22 on the panel, who will push us on that bit more. We’ve already seen Brick and Neil Gallagher do this in the opening fixtures, its up to other players like Eamonn McGee, Martin McElhinney and Marty Boyle to show the manager they’re worth a starting berth.With the way our league fixtures are mapped out, a win in our opener against Down could set us up for a great Division 1 campaign. Last year showed the importance of getting points on the board early – we looked dead and buried against Sligo in our first game, but somehow salvaged a draw from eight points, and a man, down. Then came the terrific performance against Tyrone in Healy Park and after that we were looking good for a promotion push.It’ll be no different this year, we’ll have a fair idea after our first two games whether its a relegation battle or a chance at a semi final spot. Tyrone managed to mount a promotion bid last year despite enduring a poor start but Division One won’t be as forgiving should Donegal start off poorly. Laois, a team we’ve played on numerous occasions in the league in recent years, visit O’Donnell Park in Round Two. We’d be expecting to win that game and if that was bringing us to three or four points with three home fixtures remaining we could be anticipating another promising league run. It’s a bit early though for those kinds of permutations and predictions – Jim will be looking at getting somewhere close to his championship 15 over the course of the league and what will be of most interest will be the make up of the forward line.Michael Murphy’s groin operation rules him out until March at the earliest and a niggling back injury will also rule out his partner in crime Colm McFadden for a similar length of time. That means likely starting spots for Dermot Molloy, Patrick McBrearty and Stephen Griffin – certainly two of those three should start in Newry. Griffin, being the only natural right footer of the trio, has a good chance of starting after an his excellent display against Cavan; indeed he would have started tonight but was withdrawn from the line up before throw-in.The other main selection difference from last year’s Championship team will be the gap left by Kevin Cassidy. Leo McLoone started as last year’s centre back with Karl Lacey at wing back and there’s a fair chance that that will be the configuration again come the Summer.So it’s all ahead of us now – at least seven league fixtures and hopefully a lot more than the bare minimum two Championship clashes. A journey like last year is what we’re all hoping for and we’re dreaming of it being one game longer. Newry in February…..Croke Park in September…..we’re on the road again.CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG – DEFEAT TO DERRY, NOW TO DOWN was last modified: January 19th, 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:CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG – DEFEAT TO DERRYNOW TO DOWNlast_img read more


first_imgThomas Pringle TD has today condemned that over €7m in household charges paid by property owners is being used to finance the agency collecting the levy.Speaking on the matter today, the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated: “The fact that such a large proportion of the intake from the Household Charge, equating to charges paid on 72,000 households, is being used to pay for staff, the household charge database, and administration costs is a disgrace when so many communities are facing cuts to essential services and the closure of local facilities.”“The costs needed to run the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) have actually risen and the bill has reportedly ‘expanded’ since it was set up last year, while local authorities are being forced to cut millions from community, arts, and sports grants, as well as local facilities such as parks and libraries due to cuts in Government funding.” “The Government has already cut local funding and as a result, Donegal County Council has recently been informed that they must make a further cut of €4m by the end of the year, which will have a devastating effect on many local services. The Minister for the Environment has claimed that this is due to the low level of registration for the Household Charge in Donegal. But it’s pretty clear where a lot of this money is going, rather than funding local services as it has been purported to be doing.The fact is people in Donegal were experiencing cuts in services before the introduction of this charge. Already this year library services have been cut by €600,000 resulting in the closures of Killybegs library and Ramelton library, as well as the reduction in hours for Donegal Town and Ballyshannon libraries. And now we’re all being left to foot the increasing bill of the agency collecting this charge,” added Pringle.“It is simply not acceptable that it’s costing so much to fund the LGMA and that these costs continue to increase for no apparent reason, which has raised many questions for me. With at least 600,000 properties which haven’t registered for this charge, it’s pretty clear where a considerable amount of it would be going.As it stands many people simply do not have the money to pay for this charge and many of those who did struggled to do so. This is not what people were told they would be paying for and displays once again how out of touch this Government is from the hardship that so many people are experiencing,” stated Pringle.  TD’S ANGER AS €7M SPENT COLLECTING HOUSEHOLD CHARGE was last modified: September 12th, 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

You’ll never guess what this GAA team used instead of a stretcher for injured player!

first_imgDuring the Donegal Intermediate reserve semi-final between Cloughaneely and Buncrana today, a player broke his ankle. With no stretcher, team members got very creative with what they could use…With no stretcher available, they grabbed one of the fold-out tables from the kitchen and rushed to aid the injured player.When they got out on the pitch, they quickly realised that maybe a flimsy fold-out table wouldn’t be the best thing to use, and instead opted to wait for the ambulance. John Mc Garvey who was at the game, captured some snaps of the ensuing chaos! You’ll never guess what this GAA team used instead of a stretcher for injured player! was last modified: October 16th, 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)last_img read more