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Scioscia says Colon has a ways to go

first_imgColon, who suffered some rotator cuff damage last season, is throwing from flat ground with his graduation to a mound two or three weeks away at best. “There are some hurdles he needs to clear but the time frame hasn’t changed that much from what we talked about,” Scioscia said. “I think it’s probably a stretch to see him ready by Opening Day.” The Angels announced multiple telecast teams for the upcoming season. The regular duo of play-by-play man Steve Physioc and color commentator Rex Hudler will be reduced to about 100 telecasts this season. The remaining 50 local broadcasts will be handled by play-by-play man Jose Mota and color commentator Mark Gubicza. Six come to terms The Angels agreed to contract terms with six players: right-handers Jose Arredondo and Steven Shell, infielder Matt Brown, outfielders Terry Evans and Nick Gorneault, and catcher Bobby Wilson. Another 16 players on the 40-man roster are expected to be signed in the upcoming days. All-purpose Figgins Juan Rivera’s broken leg in winter ball means Chone Figgins will continue to be on call for a number of positions, even though he is being aimed at the starting third base job. Scioscia said that Figgins is being looked at as the probable fourth outfielder to go along with his third-base duties. Tommy Murphy and Reggie Willits also are vying for the backup outfielder job. If Figgins is needed to give an outfielder a day off or for more permanent outfield duty in case of an injury, Robb Quinlan, Maicer Izturis and even Shea Hillenbrand will get a chance to play third base. Rivera update There still is no further timetable on Rivera’s return. Scioscia expects Rivera to be in Arizona for an examination by staff doctors possibly in two weeks. Rivera currently is being seen by a doctor in Florida. Kendry Morales, who had knee soreness in winter ball, was given clearance to begin camp on time. Position players report Monday with the first full-squad workout on Tuesday. No stragglers Frankie Rodriguez has experienced visa problems the past few seasons, which delayed his arrival in camp, but Scioscia does not foresee any late arrivals this year. Chemistry test With issues like Colon’s health, finding a fourth outfielder and sorting out the battle at first base, there is still another top priority in this year’s camp. “We have a very aggressive camp and we’re anxious to see the guys come together,” Scioscia said. “Put them on the field at the same time and get the pieces working the way we feel we can.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Angels are resigned to a best-case scenario of Colon pitching some time in the first half. While his return could happen by the start of May, it could be delayed into June if he can’t get rehabilitated and build stamina in short order. “You try to (think) for the long term too,” Scioscia said. “He has to be stepped up to a certain pace to make sure he holds up for this year. And in the future we want to be careful when moving forward.” Scioscia hinted that mound work could be two weeks away but quickly backed off that. “He’s got a good amount of work ahead of him before he gets on the mound,” he said. Telecast crews set center_img TEMPE, Ariz. – While Bartolo Colon is aiming toward making the Opening Day roster, manager Mike Scioscia hardly painted as optimistic a picture. Speaking during a brief respite between staff meetings Wednesday, Scioscia said he does not expect Colon to pitch in a Cactus League game this spring and would be happy simply if the right-hander threw from a mound before camp ended. last_img read more

Brewers McClung, Yost are suspended

first_imgFrom news services Brewers reliever Seth McClung was suspended for three games and Manager Ned Yost for one after the commissioner’s office concluded Thursday the pitcher intentionally hit the Cardinals’ Albert Pujols with a pitch a night earlier after a warning had been issued. Yost served his suspension during Milwaukee’s game Thursday night against San Diego. McClung had the option of appealing the decision, which would allow him to keep playing. Umpires warned the teams after Prince Fielder was hit by St. Louis starter Brad Thompson in the second inning, apparent retaliation for a high, inside pitch Pujols saw the night before from Brewers starter Jeff Suppan. ETC.: Brewers ace Ben Sheets (hamstring) will not start today against San Diego and Chris Capuano will take his place. Yankees rotation Chien-Ming Wang or Andy Pettitte will start the Yankees’ playoff opener next week. New York manager Joe Torre said the two will pitch in either Game 1 or 2. Roger Clemens, who is rehabbing a strained left hamstring, is scheduled to start the third game if he has no setbacks. Mariners will retain leaders Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi and Manager John McLaren are keeping their jobs for next season. “Did we get everything we expected for $113 million? No,” Mariners chief executive Howard Lincoln said. “But we did get a lot. We got a winning season.” Twelve months ago, Lincoln said Bavasi and then-manager Mike Hargrove were on his “hot seat” for 2007. Power of laughter With pressure mounting on the Chicago Cubs as they struggle to clinch the NL Central, Manager Lou Piniella found someone to ease the tension: comedian Bill Murray. The Cubs’ No. 1 fan hung out with the team during batting practice before Thursday’s game against Florida in Miami. Murray said he’s confident the Cubs will win the World Series – something they last did in 1908. “I really feel this is going to happen,” Murray said. “I feel very good about this team. I have all year.” Around the leagues Diamondbacks: Arizona scratched staff ace Brandon Webb on Thursday in Pittsburgh because a poor weather forecast made Manager Bob Melvin hesitant to start him in a game that might be significantly delayed. Micah Owings, who was to have pitched tonight at Colorado, started Thursday’s game. Webb will start the first game of a series against the Rockies. Miscellany: The union for umpires will not contest the season-ending suspension given to Mike Winters for using a profanity aimed at San Diego’s Milton Bradley last weekend. Bradley tore a knee ligament when Padres manager Bud Black spun him to the ground to keep him from going after the umpire during Sunday’s loss to Colorado in San Diego.Bradley underwent knee surgery Thursday in Cincinnati. The Padres contend Winters baited Bradley. Coin tosses: With the New York Mets’ big NL East lead gone following 10 losses in 14 games, the commissioner’s office held flips in case the Mets wind up in a tie for the wild-card lead. The Mets would host Arizona and San Diego, and they would play at Colorado. Arizona would be on the road at Colorado, Philadelphia and San Diego. Flips held Sept. 7 determined that the Mets would be at the Phillies if they tie for the NL East.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


first_imgBY STEPHEN DOHERTY: FINN Harps crashed out of the League Cup today – beaten 4-0 by Derry City at the Brandywell.The game was all but over at half-time as City were 3-0 by then – albeit with two of those goals in injury time before the break.Barry Molloy gave the home side in the lead in the 37th minute and Harps would have been delighted to have gone in just a goal down. But in the first minute of injury time Patrick McEleney fired City into a two-goal advantage – and a minute later Mark Farren’s effort (which did look off-side) made it 3-0.Harps, believe it or not, had a good first half up until then.Molly’s second goal in 87 minutes sealed a 4-0 win for City in front of just 800 fans at the Brandywell.Derry City: Eugene Ferry; Simon Madden, Eddie McCallion, Ryan McBride, Matthew Crossan; Patrick McEleney, Barry Molloy, Owen Morrison ((Stephen McLaughlin 24) (Ryan Curran 72)), Brian McGroary; Mark Farren (Barry McNamee 74), David McDaid.Subs not used: Gerard Doherty, Dermot McCaffery, Kevin Deery, Michael Barr.Booked: Matthew Crossan (30)Finn Harps: Shaun Patton; James Doherty (Hugh Carlin 73), Aaron O’Hagan, Thomas McMonagle, Ciaran Coll; Adam Clarke (Matt Harkin 54), Thomas McBride, Shaun McGowan, Paul Simon Tracey; Blain Curtis, Kevin McHugh (Barry O’Mahony, 47).Subs not used: Ciaran Greene, Tommy Bonner, Paul McVeigh.Booked: Thomas McBride (40). EA SPORTS CUP: DERRY CITY 4, FINN HARPS 0 was last modified: April 9th, 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:EA SPORTS CUP: DERRY CITY 4FINN HARPS 0last_img read more


first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubSpecial drawHave you returned your tickets? Members are reminded to return their tickets for the exciting Portsalon Golf Club’s fundraising draw. The draw will take place in the Clubhouse on April 19th The tickets are priced at €20 and on offer are the following fantastic prizes. The winner will receive a four ball golfing trip to sunny Portugal (excluding flights) 2nd prize a year’s membership at Portsalon golf club and 3rd a weekend of golf at our twined Headford golf club. EventsOn Saturday 12th April a gents open competition. On Sunday 13th April a members competition and on Wednesday 16th April an open 18 hole stableford event. On Thursday a time sheet is in operation contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at portsalongolfclub.com EGMFollowing the recent annual general meeting a date has been finalised for the EGM and this will take place on Friday 11th April 2014 at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse.Easter Festival of GolfPortsalon golf club has arranged a festival of golf over the Easter period. The events get underway on Saturday 19 th March with the Mc Cormick’s Pharmacy Milford sponsored Ladies and Gents open, On Sunday 20th a members competition, On Monday 21st April there is a gents open competition and on Wednesday 23rd April a gents open competition. Booking your tee time will be essential so contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.comResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open competition was Mick Bowe (23) 38 points. The CSS was 35 points. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Kevin Gavigan (28) 38 points, runner up Ian Morton (13) 36 points, gross D P Logue (4) 32 points, 3d Kevin Mc Gonagle (6) 36 points. The CSS was 34 points.Gaeltacht League Th Portsalon Gaeltacht League team travelled to Cloughaneeley for their final matchplay event of the 2013/14 competition. Going into the match Portsalon needed to eight points in order to contest for the overall Gaeltacht League title. Playing in ideal conditions the Cloughaneeley team emerged winning the match with six and half to Portsalons one and half. The best Portsalon card on the day went to Cathal Toland and Noel Mc Cormick The final outing of the year will be theGaeltacht League Captains prize which will be staged at Gweedore Golf Club and Portsalons golf club tee time is 10 a.m on Saturday 12th . The final will be contested on Sunday 13th April and contesting for the overall title will be Gweedore, Nairn/Portnoo, Rosapenna and Cloughaneeley golf clubs. As the team captain has used more than the number which will be permitted on the final day the Gaeltacht League Portsalon captains prize section will be staged at Portsalon golf club on a date to be agreed. The Portsalon Captain Dermot Boyce would like to extend his and the clubs thanks to Donal Callaghan for running this season’s team. And wished the members success in this year’s Gaeltacht League Captains Day.The captain of the Gaeltacht team would like to express his thanks to all who played in this season’s competition and to the organisers of the competition who again ran an excellent competition. He also wished the team participating in the final success.Club MatchplayDetails for this season’s match play competitions singles and doubles has just been announced. Entries for bot competitions are now been taken in office. Terms and Conditions for Singles Matchplay Entry of 64 or more: 1st Prize a year’s subscription (Prize will be for the category of membership held in 2014 to a maximum of €480). If less than 64 entries then a Pro rata Reduction in prizes. Payment of entry fee €15 must accompany your entry. Last Date for Entry: 31st April 2014 @ 6pm. Entry fee for the doubles is €15 per team and again the last date for entry is 31st April 2014. Ulster FourballThe Ulster Four Ball team will play host to Clones golf club on Sunday.SubscriptionsThe council wish to remind all members that their fees for the 2014 golfing year are now due. An early payment would be appreciated.Team eventsThe captains of the Ulster Fourball and the Pierce Purcell have placed a sheet on the notice board and encourage members who wish to participate on either of these teams to record their names.Winter RulesWinter rules are now in place for in order to protect the surrounds of our greens during the Winter months. Please refer to the notice prior to teeing off.Locker RoomsOver the past few months a number of golfers are leaving their clubs and trollies in the locker room. Members should note that the locker rooms do not provide a secure lock up facilities for clubs or trollies and these should be removed. The club will not be responsible for any items stolen from the locker room.PlacingMembers and visitors should note that 6 inch placing on fairways only has been introduced a bit earlier than usual in order to allow the green staff carry out repairs to some of the fairways.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box and should you forget there is another chance to pick up a bag on the second tee box. . Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF – PORTSALON MEMBERS URGED TO BACK FUNDRAISING DRAW was last modified: April 11th, 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)Tags:fundraising drawgolfPortsalonlast_img read more


first_imgREPUBLIC of Ireland WU17 head coach Dave Connell has named his squad for the forthcoming UEFA WU17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 4 in Serbia next week and has included Lagan Harps Zoe McGlynn in his line-up.The Irish will meet Lithuania, Romania and the hosts Serbia over the course of the tournament. The winners and runners-up of the groups go through along with the required number of third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams, to ensure there are 24 sides in the next phase.Ireland recently had two friendly games against Denmark in preparation for this campaign. They won the first game 1-0 then lost the second game 5-3. “We have everybody back fit after a couple of players picked up knocks in the friendlies against Denmark and they all should be ok,” said Connell.“Jamie Finn has returned after a stress factor and she had been close to the U19s so her experience will be a boost to the squad. Goalkeeper Amanda McQuillan is also fit again after a fractured thumb.”Connell is hoping to make up for the disappointment of our U19 side failing to progress to the elite phase with the younger squad. He believes that this group of players can be an attacking threat.“There’s potential to be a good attacking side here with this squad. In the previous squad we’ve been tight at the back and lacked fire power whereas this squad could be a little the other way around,” he said. “We’ll work very hard once we come in to train together on making sure we’re not conceding goals as we do have a lot of players in the squad who can score goals.“There’s nothing easy at this level and we saw that with the U19s last month. We were very disappointed to go out as we’d got off to a good start and it didn’t work out the way we wanted.“Lithuania will be a venture into the unknown, we played Romania in the last campaign and they were tricky enough. Amanda made a few good saves that day.“Serbia will be a big test in their own patch. We know from experience that it’s never easy there.”REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Amanda McQuillan (Shelbourne)Courtney Higgins (Shelbourne)Dearbhaile Beirne (Shelbourne)Jamie Finn (Shelbourne) Nadine Ryan (Shelbourne)Sophie Watters (Shelbourne)Fiona Donnelly (Shelbourne)Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Peamount United)Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United)Lauryn O’Callaghan (Peamount United)Lucy McCartan (Peamount United)Danielle Murray (Peamount United)Niamh Prior (St Joseph’s)Evelyn Daly (Lakewood)Saoirse Noonan (Douglas Hall)Sarah McKevitt (Peake Villa)Chloe Maloney (Connolly Celtic)Zoe McGlynn (Lagan Harps)FIXTURESUEFA WU17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 4Friday, October 17Republic of Ireland v Lithuania, Gradski, Subotica (SRB)(3.00pm Irish)Serbia v Romania, Backa, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)Sunday, October 19Republic of Ireland v Romania, Backa, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)Lithuania v Serbia, Gradski, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)Wednesday, October 22Romania v Lithuania, Gradski, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)Serbia v Republic of Ireland, Backa, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)LAGAN HARPS STAR ZOE NAMED IN IRELAND U17 SQUAD was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ireland U17sLagan HarpsZoe McGlynnlast_img read more

Royal Upgrade

first_imgJeremy Roenick quickly settled in as the Kings’ top center in training camp. Pavol Demitra finished the preseason with 11 points in six games and Valeri Bure, when healthy, showed a level of speed that could make him quite valuable in the NHL’s new offense-first era. But coach Andy Murray doesn’t care so much about all that. It’s nice, and Murray knows those newcomers will make a difference. But throughout the past three weeks, Murray preached the value of grit over talent. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 To that end, the Kings added proven winners, as Bure, Craig Conroy, Demtira and Roenick have played a combined 281 playoff games. Even so, the Kings could be battling for a playoff spot, and one national publication has picked them to finish 13th in the 15-team Western Conference. Here’s a look at the areas that will tell the story: OFFENSE This is clearly the best group of forwards the Kings have put together under Murray’s tenure. At the start of training camp, general manager Dave Taylor said the Kings had nine potential 20-goal scorers. That probably is a stretch, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism. As Murray sees it, if the Kings are to break a two-season-long playoff drought – no sure thing given the parity in the Western Conference – they must, in a way, ignore the talk that this is the most talented Kings team in more than a decade and remember that almost every team in the conference also improved. “If there’s a concern I have, it’s making sure we maintain the same work ethic and level of determination that we’ve always had,” Murray said. “We’ve got some players with more skill, but hard work beats skill when skill doesn’t work. We’ve got to make sure our skill is working.” center_img The Kings didn’t acquire one single player to replace the skill of Ziggy Palffy, who rejected the Kings’ offer (three years, $14.5 million) and signed with Pittsburgh for the same money. Instead, they improved their depth and now they have three legitimate scoring lines. Murray’s most deft move of training camp was to pair Roenick, his most experienced and talented center, with two skilled youngsters – Michael Cammalleri and Alexander Frolov. Cammalleri had a great season in the American Hockey League last year and Frolov is a budding star, but both players have room for improvement, and playing with Roenick should give both a boost. DEFENSE Here’s where it gets tricky. This could be a solid unit, but it also could be a major weakness. Aaron Miller, Mattias Norstrom and Lubomir Visnovsky are the Kings’ top three overall defensemen, even though there have been mild concerns about Visnovsky’s consistency. Miller was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2002, but his health and his ability to adjust to the new rules limiting obstruction will be monitored. The X-factor is second-year defenseman Tim Gleason. Team management raved about Gleason’s play throughout camp and believes he is ready to step into a major role this season. Beyond that, Joe Corvo has the potential to be a top-six defenseman but needs to prove it, and the Kings waited until the last minute to make a decision whether to keep around 21-year-old Denis Grebeshkov. GOALTENDING Another question mark – maybe even a bigger one – considering that Mathieu Garon and Jason LaBarbera enter the season with a combined 48 games of NHL experience. Garon has been in the Kings’ plans since they acquired him from Montreal in June 2004, and even though Garon has never been a No. 1 goalie, the Kings like his skill and temperament and the fact that he succeeded in a backup role in hockey-mad Montreal. The Kings thought so much of Garon that they chose LaBarbera as their backup, passing over a long list of solid veteran backups because they believe LaBarbera has strong long-term potential. Regardless, it can’t be any worse than the last combination of Roman Cechmanek and Cristobal Huet. SPECIAL TEAMS In 2003-04, the Kings were merely average in penalty-kill efficiency (83.3 percent, 15th in the NHL) and below average in power-play efficiency (14.6 percent, 18th in the NHL). Both of those must change. The addition of Conroy, a solid two-way player, will help the penalty-kill unit, and Murray has spent time devising ways to plan for defending the extra four feet of ice that has been added to the offensive zone. The power play will be stronger simply if everyone stays healthy, which rarely happened in 2003-04. Frolov should be the breakout star of this unit. COACHING Murray led the Kings to the playoffs in his first three seasons, but has fallen short in the past two. The team holds an option on his contract for 2006-07, so this is a huge year in regard to his future. This is a team with veteran leadership, which works in Murray’s favor, but it’s also a team with two guys, Roenick and Sean Avery, who are apt to create chaos just by opening their mouths, and it will be interesting to see how Murray deals with the inevitable distractions. At the start of camp, Murray seemed energized by the new rules, noting that they fit with the way he likes to play, but the Kings had trouble generating shots on goal in the preseason. Perhaps some adjustments are in order, but regardless, there won’t be many NHL coaches more prepared than Murray. MAKE OR BREAK If the Kings succeed, it will be because they stay healthy and have the type of offensive firepower that hasn’t been seen since Wayne Gretzky left town. Alexander Frolov will develop into an all-star, Luc Robitaille, likely in his last season, will finish with a flourish, Tim Gleason will start to develop into an elite defenseman and Mathieu Garon will make Montreal wish it gave up Jose Theodore instead. If the Kings don’t succeed, it will be because Roenick takes one too many big hits, Frolov lets his mind wander too often, the Kings’ defense, not the fleetest afoot anyway, has trouble with the new rules and Garon joins a long list of recent Kings goalies who couldn’t get the job done. SCHEDULE Every year, it seems the Kings need to make a strong push sometime around January to raise their playoff hopes. A strong start to the season would be an immeasurable help, and the schedule certainly works in the Kings’ favor. They open at Dallas, but then don’t play another road game for two weeks, with the next five games – and nine of the first 12 altogether – at Staples Center. There are no excuses for a slow start. BREAKOUT PLAYER When last seen in Los Angeles, Dustin Brown was a soft-spoken 18-year-old kid who didn’t really have a defined place on the team. Now, he could be a monster. More mature, Brown has been on the receiving end of countless comparisons to former King Adam Deadmarsh, which is a high compliment on this team, and he potentially has the perfect combination of skill and toughness. BEHIND THE MASK Mathieu Garon has been a King since a June 2004 trade, but because of the lockout he hasn’t played a game for his old/new team. Here’s a question-and-answer glimpse at the new goalie: Q: What is painted on your mask, and what’s the story behind it? A: There’s not really a story behind it. I’ve got a couple knights and a checkerboard, just to try to represent the Kings. And I have the initials of my son on the back. Q: Your favorite hockey memory? A: My first game in the NHL. I had a shutout in Atlanta (for Montreal) and it was great for me, being my first game in the NHL. Q: Your ideal day off from the rink? A: Just spending some time with my family and rest, that’s pretty much it. My son (Charle-Edouard) is 13 months old, he was born just before last season was supposed to start. Q: Best thing about living in L.A. so far? A: The weather, definitely. (laughs) Q: Goals for this season, your first as a No. 1 goaltender in the NHL? A: Personally, I just want to be a good No. 1 goalie and be consistent throughout the season. GOING THREE ROUNDS Ken Belanger, the Kings’ enforcer is one of the best in the game at what he does, and he offered some insight into the world of hockey brawling: Three keys to successful fighting: “Try not to take a punch, don’t punch the other guy’s helmet, because you need to keep your hands fresh, and keep your head up. As soon as you put your head down in a fight, you’re done. You get punched in the head and you don’t know where it’s coming from.” Best guys he’s ever fought: “Bob Probert, Tie Domi and Stu Grimson. That’s quite a lineup. Those guys were mean. Some guys now are big, but they’re not mean. It’s changed a lot in 10 years. Back then, guys weren’t necessarily good players, but they were tough, big and tough.” Does winning the fight matter?: “I don’t ever want to lose a fight, but the point is just to send a message to the other team that you’re not going to run around and hit our guys, or to change the tempo of a game. You obviously never like to lose, but that’s not always what it’s about.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 rich.hammond@dailynews.com 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

Contractor appointed to €2.5M Donegal Town Garda Station

first_imgA contractor has been appointed to construct the €2.5m Donegal Town Garda Station.Boyle Construction will be the main contractors for the building which has received a widespread welcome.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the appointment of contractors for the upgrading and refurbishment works. It is expected that works will commence shortly after Easter on the building.The redevelopment contract for the station is to consist of the demolition of a two-storey extension and an adjoining storage shed along with internal and external alterations to the existing building.The construction of a new three-storey extension to provide the additional extra capacity requirement for the station forms the main part of the contract, as the present Garda Station is grossly overcrowded at present.Pat the Cope added these works are greatly needed at the station and are long overdue. He said “I have raised this matter on numerous occasions with the Minister for Justice and I have constantly raised the issue directly with the Department by way of parliamentary questions.“With the appointment of a contractor, it is expected to see works underway without any delay, temporary accommodation has already been arranged for the Garda Station while works are underway.“The upgrading of our Garda stations is essential as the need to have a comprehensive and modern-day facility is a basic requirement for modern day policing.”Contractor appointed to €2.5M Donegal Town Garda Station was last modified: April 9th, 2019 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:boyle constructioncontractorDonegal TownGarda stationlast_img read more

Call open for local businesswomen to join rural support programme

first_imgFemale entrepreneurs in Donegal are being invited to join the latest cycle of ACORNS for business support.There has been an increase in early-stage female entrepreneurs in Ireland over the past year and the call is now open for those with new businesses, or well-developed ideas, to join ACORNS 5.And Donegal’s ACORNS participants, as well as ‘Lead Entrepreneur’ Deirdre McGlone, are urging their fellow business owners to apply before the September 20 deadline.  ACORNS is the highly-successful development initiative to support female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland who wish to start and develop new businesses or have recently started a business. Previous business owners from Donegal who have participated on the most recent cycle of the programme include Laura Hardaker of HardyBaker, Lorraine Quinn of Harbour Road and Taralouise McCaughey of ZINC.Taralouise McCaughey – ZINC‘Lead Entrepreneur’ on the programme, Donegal’s Deirdre McGlone, formerly of Harvey’s Point, said: “It is with great pride and pleasure that I look forward to being a Lead Entrepreneur for ACORNS 5, following the great success of the past four cycles.“The ACORNS initiative continues to offer much needed and appreciated support to female entrepreneurs in rural Ireland. This is turn is helping our local economy by creating a platform for new businesses to start-up and pave a path for success”. As a Lead Entrepreneur, Deirdre acts in a voluntary capacity to share insights and experience with the group and help the participants to address the issues and challenges they face in progressing their businesses. The lead ACORNS also act as role models, illustrating by their actions that it is possible to start and grow a successful business in rural Ireland.The programme will run over six months from October 2019 to April 2020.Many past participants of ACORNS report increased exports and job creation. Past participants are also invited to participate in a further development phase and to join the ACORNS Community, so they can continue to build their support network of valuable connections.Any woman with a new business based in rural Ireland or an idea for a new venture they want to get off the ground can get more information and register their interest at www.acorns.ie. There is no charge for successful applicants.Call open for local businesswomen to join rural support programme was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ACORNSBusinessDeirdre McGlonelast_img read more

Donegal has second-worst rate of fatal off-peak collisions

first_imgA new report from the Road Safety Authority reveals that Donegal has the second highest number of fatal collisons which occured during off-peak times.RSA experts have said they were surprised at the findings of a study into fatal and serious injury collisions during peak and off-peak (between 10pm and 6am) hours.It found that 18 fatal crashes occurred in Donegal during off-peak hours. The county with the highest number of fatalities at this time was Dublin at 33. The study, as analysed in Irish Independent, shows that seven out of ten fatal collisions that happen between 10pm and 6am occur on rural roads where the speed limit is 80kmh and above.The RSA identified alcohol as a key factor in off-peak fatal crashes. They found that there was a positive toxicology result for alcohol in 75% of fatal off-peak crashes between 2013-2016, compared to 22% during peak times of 6am to 10pm.They found that drivers killed at nighttime and early mornings are much younger and two-thirds of passengers who die as a result of off-peak collisions are aged just 18 to 24.“It’s vital that off-peak hours be given appropriate priority for enforcement activity, particularly given that traffic volumes are lower during these times,” said the RSA spokesperson. Read more from the RSA report at: https://www.independent.ie/life/motoring/car-news/alcohol-a-factor-in-75pc-of-road-deaths-during-offpeak-hours-38663830.htmlDonegal has second-worst rate of fatal off-peak collisions was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Warriors HQ Podcast: DeMarcus Cousins is a double-edged sword

first_imgIn the latest episode of the WarriorsHQ podcast, Warriors reporter Logan Murdock and columnist Dieter Kurtenbach discuss DeMarcus Cousins’ performance in Golden State’s victory over the Hornets Monday night, Draymond Green’s importance and place a friendly wager on who the Warriors’ first-round postseason opponent will be.Timestamps1:40 Draymond Green looks great after what appeared to be a serious injury.7:18 Kevin Durant and his inspired performance18:02 Serviceable defense and DeMarcus …last_img read more