Army wounded fight for better health care

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – Substandard living conditions found at the Army’s flagship veterans hospital likely exist throughout the military health care system, the head of a House panel investigating Walter Reed Army Medical Center said Monday. “We need a sustained focus here, and much more needs to be done,” Rep. John Tierney said of a scandal enveloping Walter Reed. Charges of bureaucratic delays and poor treatment there have produced calls in Congress for quick reform. Tierney said he is afraid “these problems go well beyond the walls of Walter Reed,” adding that “as we send more and more troops into Iraq and Afghanistan, these problems are only going to get worse, not better.” A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing Monday at the hospital brought a wide range of apologies from top-level Army officers and the Army’s No. 2 civilian. “We have let some soldiers down,” said Peter Geren, the undersecretary of the Army. Tierney, D-Mass., chairman of the panel, questioned whether problems at the facility are “just another horrific consequence” of inadequate planning that went into war in Iraq; a problem created by contracting out work there to private business, or some other cause. “This is absolutely the wrong way to treat our troops, and serious reforms need to happen… immediately,” he said. Geren, who will become acting Army secretary later this week, told the panel that the revelations of poor conditions at Walter Reed had hurt the Army. Defense Secretary Robert Gates forced Army Secretary Francis Harvey to resign last week and he leaves his post on Friday. Two former commanders at the facility said they accepted responsibility for the failures. Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, head of Walter Reed from August until he was fired last week said: “You can’t fail one of these soldiers … not one. And we did.” Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, Army surgeon general and head of Walter Reed until 2004, apologized for what he called housing conditions that did “not meet our standards.” He said renovations were under way. He also said a team had been sent to some 11 other installations around the country to make sure there are not similar housing problems. Regarding bureaucratic delays, Kiley said the system for outpatient care is “complex, confusing and frustrating” and that more doctors, nurses and other staff are being brought in to lower the case load and so speed the process. Lawmakers listened closely as several patients came to the hearing with stories of lax or poor treatment at Walter Reed: Staff Sgt. John Daniel Shannon, who lost his left eye and suffered traumatic brain injuries from a rifle wound, said that after he was discharged from Walter Reed, he was given a map of the grounds and eventually found his way to outpatient quarters by wandering around and asking for directions. Then, he says, he “sat in my room for a couple of weeks wondering when someone would contact” him about continuing treatment. “My biggest concern is having young men and women who have had their lives shattered in service to their country … get taken care of,” Shannon said. Annette McLeod told the committee that her husband, Cpl. Wendell McLeod, was originally sent to the wrong hospital after he was hit in the head with a steel door in Iraq and also suffered a head injury. Once at Walter Reed, she said, he suffered delays in getting outpatient tests and treatment. “My life was ripped apart the day that my husband was injured,” she told the panel tearfully. The experience at Walter Reed made it “worse than anything I’ve had to sacrifice in my life.” Addressing war veterans on Monday, Vice President Dick Cheney promised that the problems at Walter Reed will be fixed. “There will be no excuses – only action,” Cheney told a gathering of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “And the federal bureaucracy will not slow that action down.” Weightman said several systems set up to monitor patient complaints and opinions had failed to uncover the problems. An anonymous survey at the end of January, for instance, showed patient satisfaction with case workers and physicians at 90 percent, he said. “Almost none of these issues were raised,” he said. “That’s obviously a failure … get the feedback we need.” The controversy started last month with a series of stories in The Washington Post, but lawmakers said reports of the failures go back several years. Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., said that in addition to several government audits, there was a February 2005 Salon magazine story on poor conditions at the hospital’s psychiatric ward; a 2006 report on problems screening people with brain injuries and a 2005 think tank report criticizing the complex disability program. ‘My question is: Where have you been?” Tierney asked, when the third panel of witnesses took their seats at the witness table. They were Geren, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker, and his vice chief, Gen. Richard Cody. “We’ve got all these reports with all these alarm bells going off … and the information doesn’t seem to get up the line of command,” said Waxman. In a letter Sunday to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., asked for an independent commission, possibly headed by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, to investigate all post-combat medical facilities and recommend changes. President Bush last week had ordered a comprehensive review of conditions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

250 Canadian University Professors And Royal Society Of Canada Oppose Site C Mega Dam

first_img“It is also particularly troubling that the assessment process did not comprehensively assess cumulative environmental effects and impacts.”In a release, the Statement of Concern makes a total of 4 recommendations. The provincial government to refer the Project for review and recommendations under Section 5 of the BC Utilities Commission Act; The federal government to revisit the Order in Council approving the Project1 by directing the Department of Justice to complete an analysis of (i) whether the Project infringes upon the treaty and aboriginal rights guaranteed by the Constitution Act, 1982 (s. 35), and (ii) whether any such infringement can be justified under the framework established in Sparrow.2 We expect the present government, with its strong commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, will make public the analysis received from the Department of Justice.3 We ask that the federal government suspend the issuance of further permits or authorizations pursuant to the Order In Council until this analysis has been completed and publicized; OTTAWA – An independent study shows that the government has failed to keep promises to certain groups and address concerns regarding the Site C Mega Dam project.The study done by scholars, political scientists, water scientists, and environmental scientists showed that the government has not met conditions and reconciliation with First Nations.“Based on evidence raised across our many disciplines, we have concluded that there were significant gaps and inadequacies in the regulatory review and environmental assessment process for the Site C Project,” reads the statement of concern. “Our assessment is that this process did not accord with the commitments of both the provincial and federal governments to reconciliation with and legal obligations to First Nations, protection of the environment, and evidence-based decision-making with scientific integrity.”The study found issues with environment, legal issues and First Nations issues. “It is troubling that the Site C Project is proceeding even though there are outstanding court cases on First Nations treaty and Aboriginal rights issues which have not yet been resolved.  Past projects often neglected or ignored Aboriginal peoples and their concerns–with adverse and lingering consequences. Those days are supposed to be over.” – Advertisement -Researchers also found that there was lack of evidence-based decision-making with scientific integrity.Advertisementcenter_img Both governments to explain why the unprecedented imposition of numerous significant adverse environmental effects is justified by a Project whose electricity output is presently unnecessary and for which less expensive and less environmentally damaging alternatives exist;Advertisement Both governments to delay issuance of any further permits or authorizations until the courts decide on the First Nations’ issues at stake, and until the BC Utilities Commission has completed its review.last_img read more

United face battle for early points – Mourinho

first_imgA downbeat Mourinho on Tuesday refused to comment when asked if he was confident of winning the Premier League title this week.“I don’t answer to your question,” Mourinho told reporters at United’s Los Angeles training base ahead of a friendly against AC Milan on Wednesday.Asked if he was happy at how United’s pre-season had worked out, Mourinho added: “No. I got the facilities as always. I got the incredible commitment of the people that are involved in the process of preparing a good pre-season. I’m happy with the matches, the evolution of the matches.“But I don’t have the players to work with. I don’t have the majority of the players that are going to be in the squad on August 9th when the market closes and we can make the squad official for the season.“Of course I’m not happy. I’m not happy to have just a few players.”Mourinho said he does not expect to have his team’s sizeable World Cup contingent available before their third game on August 27 against Tottenham.United open their campaign at Old Trafford against Leicester City on August 10 before travelling to Brighton on August 19 for their second fixture.Mourinho said his team would have to battle to take points out of the opening two fixtures.“The first match of the season is against Leicester and the second one is against Brighton,” Mourinho said.“When I look to Leicester, if I’m not wrong, only (Harry) Maguire and (Jamie) Vardy, were in the World Cup in the final phase.“I think a team that is working for six weeks minimum, with only one central defender and one striker missing, it is clear how much better the situation is for them.“When I look to Brighton on the second game, I don’t think they have any player that is not doing a very good pre-season with lots of matches and training together.“So of course against Leicester and Brighton the situation is not amazing for us…we will have to fight for the points with the players we have available.”While United’s title rivals have also embarked on pre-season tours missing several World Cup stars, Mourinho rejected suggestions the mass absenteeism would create a “level playing field.”“If you look to the players that Chelsea and Liverpool have in the pre-season, especially these two teams, also Arsenal, you see the difference of the situation,” he said.“Man City and Tottenham in a similar situation as we are, but other clubs are in a different situation.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho and Manchester United kick off the Premier League season against 2015/16 champions Leicester on August 10 © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 24 – Jose Mourinho has warned his team they will have to fight for early points in the upcoming Premier League campaign after pre-season preparations disrupted by the World Cup.The late World Cup runs of France, Belgium and England have wreaked havoc with United’s pre-season tour of the United States, with players such as Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Ashley Young all missing.last_img read more

Zico ready to fit into Kerr’s boots for CL tie

first_img“As professionals we know what to do and this is a continuation from last season so there is no panic,” the tactician stated.Otieno forged a very closely-knit working relationship with Kerr with the Briton often lauding him for his role in the technical bench and now, it is time for him to step up and hold the team up for the first week of the new season.Otieno will not be new to such kind of a high-pressure job as he has previously handled the team on the same capacity as well as Sony Sugar and Posta Rangers. Biggest of all, ‘Zico’ as he is fondly remembered as has handled national team Harambee Stars.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr celebrates with his assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno (left) and Team manager Jolawi Obondo (right) after winning the SportPesa Super Cup on June 10, 2018 at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has received backing from skipper Harun Shakava that he is well able to handle the pressure that comes with the job especially the two-legged tie against the Malawians.“I have been here at Gor for a while now and coaches come and go. As players we believe in coach Zico because he is a good coach and has been in this position before. Dylan was a good coach and we enjoyed working with him and winning trophies, but life has to go on,” the skipper stated.He added; “We trust that Zico picked a few lessons from Dylan and that we will have some continuity. All the players believe in him and we will give him all support needed.”Dylan Kerr shares tactics with assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno at half time during their GOtv Shield match against Bandari at the Thika Stadium on July 9, 2017, on his first day after joining Gor. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluZico will hope his tenure starts with a win on Wednesday even as he clearly underlines the team’s target is to get to the Group Stages of the Champions League, having failed to do so and instead progressed in the Confederations Cup.“We are prepared for the game and the players know what they are supposed to do. This is a home game and we have to start with a win. The three points are very important to help us make the work easier in the second leg,” the tactician stated.He added that they expect a tough duel from the Malawian opponents noting the technical team has devised a good game plan to open them up especially if they come in with a defensive mindset of playing away from home.Otieno expects to field almost the same squad that played for the side last season with the only new man assured of a starting place being left back Shafik Batambuze who will slot in straight as a replacement for Godfrey Walusimbi who left.Another new boy who might find space in the starting 11 is midfielder Kenneth Muguna.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia interim coach Zedekiah Otieno signals to his players during a training session at the Parklands Sports Club ahead of their CAF Champions League preliminary round tie against Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno is ready to step into the massive boots left by his former boss Dylan Kerr as Gor Mahia looks to start their CAF Champions League campaign on a high when they face Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets on Wednbesday at Kasarani.Otieno was handed the role on interim basis after the resignation of Kerr on November 15 and having worked closely with the Briton, he says it will not be entirely tough to kick start life without him on a positive note.last_img read more

Teacher: Learning comes first

first_imgThat means students who fail a test the first time get a chance to review the materials and take a slightly different version of the test again. “It gives students hope, even if they fail the first time,” Esquerra said. “And it also makes them responsible to get more tutoring and do the reviews and take the test again. “They’re not done because they failed one test,” he added. “It’s not over.” In the past five years, state test scores for Algebra I and II and geometry at Whittier High have continued to improve, even as the numbers of students taking more upper-level math courses increase. The steady improvement among math students has even caught the attention of researchers from Cal State Fullerton and USC, who have visited Esquerra’s classroom often to analyze his teaching strategies. Other schools also have asked Esquerra and his colleagues to make presentations on their successful strategies in improving student achievement. “That’s pretty exciting and complimentary to our school, especially when we’re asked to present at other schools,” Esquerra said. But he says being named the district’s Teacher of the Year wouldn’t have happened without the collaboration and input he’s received over the years from his fellow math teachers. “I really consider it an award for the whole math department because it couldn’t have happened without everybody working together,” Esquerra said. “I was very surprised but very honored to have received it,” he added. “There are a lot of great teachers in this district.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – As a math teacher at Whittier High School, Dan Esquerra assisting students to learn the science of numbers isn’t the only thing atop his priority list. Giving students hope is just as important – even after they’ve blown a big test that is crucial to their semester grade, Esquerra says. “As teachers, we have to prioritize what’s most important to us – that students learn information right away, or that they just learn the information, period,” he said. “Invariably, it was more important that students learned the material,” said Esquerra, a Whittier native who graduated from Whittier High in 1980 and is chairman of the math department. Over the past five years, Esquerra’s focus on mastery has led to significant improvement in state test scores among Whittier High’s math students – and even started a trend in other academic departments at the school, said Principal Loring Davies. And that’s why Esquerra, 45, has been named 2007-08 Teacher of the Year for the Whittier Union High School District. “Dan has made a real difference here at Whittier High,” Davies said. “It was his energy, enthusiasm and leadership that guided our efforts to develop common assessments – first in the math department, then science, language arts and into the social sciences.” By collaborating with his colleagues and using the same tools to gauge student progress, Esquerra came up with an effective learning environment that includes a forgiving retest policy. last_img read more

‘Rodgers is proven in the Championship – he’ll get Chelsea back up in no time!’

first_imgChelsea’s third Premier League defeat in a row left the defending champions in 16th place, three points above the relegation zone after 12 games.The statistics are damning: Chelsea’s results after a dozen matches represent the worst performance by any reigning champions in the Premier League era.It is the club’s worst start to a season since 1978 (worse than when they were last relegated in 1987/88), and the first time they have lost three successive league games since October 1999.Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho had never lost more than six league fixtures in a season in his managerial career, but has now racked up seven losses by the beginning of November.Incredibly, this is relegation form from Chelsea, who may take comfort from the fact that only once in the 123-year history of relegation from English football’s top flight have the defending champions gone down.It couldn’t happen to Chelsea, could it? Probably not, but that hasn’t stopped people from having a laugh at the prospect on social media… 1 Chelsea v Walsall: coming next season in the Championship? last_img read more

DD Motoring: Fans need to become supporters for rallying to continue

first_imgThe fuel tank on the Donegal International Rally will take it to the finishing ramp for this year anyway. It is the only proper three day event left thanks to the continuing support of the sponsors and competitors that have stepped on board year in and year out to make “The Donegal” the biggest event on the Irish motorsport calendar. There is no one in Ireland that hasn’t been effected by the massive hike in insurance. Recently Fr. Eamon Kelly the ADM of St Eunan’s Cathedral told his parishioners it cost €500 to insure St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny. The mass goers looked around and nodded at each other with approval, that was until Fr. Eamon announced it was €500 per week.One would think with the reported falling numbers, (no pun intended) going to mass the insurance would have come down accordingly, but it’s not the case, and maybe in years gone by it would have been unheard of for someone to claim off the one they believed in; in their place of worship. The reality is while high insurance awards are granted no place is safe whether the injury is genuine or not. Advertisement The R.I.A.C. who govern motorsport in Ireland are in the final stages of launching a drive to get rally fans to support motorsport in Ireland. They are stressing that it’s not for to pay to spectate at a rally, but to help pay for the increase in insurance costs on events.Bertie Fisher makes his way through the crowds at the finish on his win of the Donegal International Rally Photo By Brian McDaidThis week we contacted Motorsport Ireland at its headquarters at Dawson St. in Dublin to find out about their fundraising drive.In a statement, they said;“The funds raised are for insurance purposes only and are a simple way of people who are fans of the sport to help us in a practical and visual manner. We aim to sell all 5,000 stickers this year and plan to continue the scheme into the future.” Advertisement The following day we received our letter from motorsport headquarters in Dublin with our confirmation sticker number 601 that we had supported this fundraising drive. Donations can be made from €20 upwards, I know a sticker with “I support Irish Motor Sport” might not mean much to some but Irish Motorsport is suffering badly at present and if the Donegal Rally wasn’t supported as well as it is by competitors it could be added to the ever growing list of events that are on temporary hold this year as it is not financially possible to run the event if they don’t get sufficient numbers to run the rally.The Sticker whichis to be launched soon with a hope that that rally fans will buy to support paying for the increased insurance in motorsport. Photos Brian McDaid“The Donegal” means so many different things to different people. Nothing has changed in the 40 years I have awaited the arrival of the Donegal International Rally every year. It still feels the exact same this year as it did when I was 13 years of age when I went to my first Donegal rally in an old Red Renault 6TL.Before I was able to drive I would have tried to wrangle any means to get off school or work for the weekend of the Donegal Rally. I helped service, marshalled, even went around with the Castrol Oil van erecting stage signage for the rally not realising that I never was going to see a single car competing on the rally for the weekend. But you did things like that for the people that started the rally in Donegal all those years ago.The Late Ellen Morgan and James Cullen having a cuppa with a young Donegal Journalist , Annette O’Donnell sitting on a ditch before the Donegal rally. Photo Brian McDaidYou felt like part of the machine that turned out an International event year in and year out.Support for the Donegal Rally over the years has come from the most unlikely places. People are coming to Donegal for the rally weekend in June and were networking long before the word networking was even invented. A metro 6R4 makes its way through a packed stage of the Donegal International Rally in the 1990s Photo Brian McDaidWhen multi event winner Cathal Curley landed in Donegal in the early years his friends landed out for the weekend to enjoy the “craic”.One such friend created quite a stir both on and off the stage, better known for his hits like “Puppet on a String” that Sandy Shaw sang to win the Eurovision in 1967 and Cliff Richards song ‘Congratulations’. Singer Songwriter Phil Coulter came to the Donegal Rally first to help with the servicing and to watch the event, then as a competitor in his Porsche 911 and Datsun and then as a important link to secure the sponsorship from the famous Radio Luxembourg station who were the principal sponsors for the Rally for a season.If Donegal People ever wanted a yard stick to measure what the Donegal rally meant to its visitors, one of the first and most famous commercial radios, Radio Luxembourg thought it made good business sense to put their name on a “Wee Rally up in Donegal”.A battered Auto Fast Fit Escort on the Donegal International Rally Photo Brian McDaidPhil Coulter is just one of the more famous people that believed in “The Donegal” and believed in the people that worked behind the scenes to make the rally the success it is. Today the baton is handed on and in my opinion its a small ask for the sport to ask its fans to become supporters and get behind this fundraising drive at local or national level. The Donegal Motor Club is also raising money on the run up the the Donegal Rally to help with the increased cost as they host a “Fight for the Stages night”. Your Support is needed for this worthy cause.Last years winner of the Donegal International rally, local man Manus Kelly pictured with fellow competitors at a recent press conference to promote Fight for the Stage night. Photo Brian McDaidThey are inviting everyone to get behind a unique white collar boxing event this summer. We’re proud to present ‘Donegal Fights for The Stage’ which will see some of the biggest names in motorsport step inside the ring for a one-night-only boxing extravaganza.The event takes place on Saturday, 20th May in The Mount Errigal Hotel and you can keep an eye out on our Facebook page for updates.A host of competitors have already signed up to take part in the event, however, there are still a number of fights to fill and anyone interested in taking part can contact the club directly.Damian Gallagher and Brendan McDaid pictured at the press conference to announce details of the forthcoming fight night. Photo Brian McDaidThere are also a number of sponsorship and advertising opportunities available for local businesses, including sponsorship of fights, boxers and rounds.Contact the Donegal Motor Club on 074 9126681 or visit www.donegalmotorclub.com to get involved.And finally…I would just like to congratulate my two former workmates Eamon Murray and Artie Elliott on taking delivery of their new fleet vans. If you see them about in their new Ponsonby Construction Vans around Letterkenny give them a wave.I think their old red and blue vans served them well over the many years and they were sad to part with them.Happy Motoring FolksDD Motoring: Fans need to become supporters for rallying to continue was last modified: April 27th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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 fights for the stagedonegal international rallyDonegal Motor Clubmotoringlast_img read more

DEELE COLLEGE LAUNCH 50th CELEBRATIONS IN SPECTACULAR FASHION

first_imgPrincipal of Deele College Joe Boyle gets into the spirit.George Best was in his debut season as a Manchester united player, The Beatles were sweeping through America and in the town of Raphoe, the doors of Deele College were opened for the very first time.We never new former principal PJ McGowan was a Teddy Boy in the day!Yesterday, the staff and students of the school kicked off the 50th anniversary celebrations in some style, with a 1960’s themed parade through the town of Raphoe, before showcasing their talents to a packed Diamond. There was a cacophony of noise and a vast array of resplendent colours, as the school community, both past and present, joined together for this fun filled day.Some of the regalia on show included figures from the past, such as Muhammad Ali, JFK and John Lennon, while historical milestones from the era were also celebrated, such as the first lung transplant, the first MRI and the first colour television, showing just how far we have come in fifty years.There were some brilliant performances at The Diamond from students, who sang, acted and recited poetry, while others ensured there were plenty of laughs with their eccentric outfits.The event showed the hard work that the students are willing to put in outside the classroom, as well as inside.Thanks to the students and staff, the day was a massive success and gave students the opportunity to take time out from their busy schedules, to celebrate a significant milestone in the school’s history.The Student Council and members of staff from The Royal and Prior also attended the event and showed their support for the celebrations, illustrating the great working relationship that exists between the two schools.A series of events has been organised for the anniversary and they will take place early next year. These events will bring together former students and former members of staff, where they will get the opportunity to reminisce about their days at the school.The current students and members of staff are looking forward to showcasing the school and it is hoped that the 50th anniversary celebrations will live long in the memory.Rosaleen is having a ‘Harte to Harte’ with these two men in Raphoe.DEELE COLLEGE LAUNCH 50th CELEBRATIONS IN SPECTACULAR FASHION was last modified: October 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE

first_imgUnder 8s training continues at 11 on Saturdays. Under 10s training continues on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6pm. The under 13s will play Aodh Ruadh in the division 1 league on Friday evening at 6.30 in the banks.The under 14s played Naomh Columba in a friendly in the banks last Friday and played well despite missing a few regulars. Thanks to Naomh Columba for travelling for the game.The Seniors and Reserves are scheduled to be out in the Intermediate Championship this weekend. The Seniors are in Newtown for the second leg with a 6:30pm throw in. All support appreciated. Please see fixtures for Reserves. Congratulations to the under 16 girls who have qualified for the county division 1 semi-final. They will play Four Masters and looks likely to be Tuesday 6th September.There was a huge support from the area that travelled to Croke Park on Sunday last. While the end result may not have been what we had all hoped for it is a very positive improvement on the last few years and is early days towards a longer term plan. There will be more days out to come!!!!!The ladies have qualified for the league final against Milford has been fixed for September 4th – as a curtain raiser to the Junior Championship final. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm at the Banks.The club are organising a fundraiser with a difference during October and November which should be good craic also. 20 homes will host a Come Dine With Me night by inviting friends and family to join them for a night of great food. All guests will meet up in Dannie Minnies that night where the night’s winners will be announced. Please see facebook and website for further details. C.L.G. Dun na nGall have launched a major training fund draw which will take place at the end of August and all clubs are asked to participate and support. Tickets can be got from any member of the club committee with tickets priced at 10 euro or 3 tickets for 20 euro – first prize 5,000 euro.Lotto details for week 25th August; jackpot 2420 euro. No jackpot winner. There was two match 3 winners – Dan McGinty – Mulladubh, Hugh Carlin Min Na Leice. Numbers were 4-9-10-17.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ieGAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: August 30th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: KERRY NAME STAR-STUDDED TEAM

first_imgKERRY have named all their top players in the starting line-up for Sunday’s Croke Park clash with Donegal.The Gooch, Donaghy and Paul Galvin have been given starts.Of course the line-up can change at the last minute (as they invariably do) but this is the current team. KERRY (SFC v Donegal): B Kealy; M Ó Sé, A O’Mahony, S Enright; T Ó Sé, E Brosnan, K Young; A Maher, B Sheehan; P Galvin, D O’Sullivan, D Walsh; J O’Donoghue, C Cooper, K Donaghy. Subs: B Kelly, B Maguire, D O’Sullivan, P Crowley, K O’Leary, J Buckley, P Curtin, J Lyne, S Scanlon, BJ Keane, F Fitzgerald, M Geaney.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: KERRY NAME STAR-STUDDED TEAM was last modified: August 3rd, 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: KERRY NAME STAR-STUDDED TEAMlast_img read more