MoE, GTU have similar circumstances

first_imgDear Editor,Because education plays a critical role in any nation’s development, I have been paying keen attention to the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and the Ministry of Education’s negotiations for the teachers’ multi-year package, 2016-2020.Editor, please permit me some space in your pages to share my opinion on the above subject.It was reported that the GTU proposed an across-the-board increase in salary of 40% for 2016; 45% in 2017; and 50% in 2018, 2019 and 2020 be granted to all categories of teachers and teacher educators for the years 2016-2020.I wish to point out my view on this, and I am certain others share some, if not all, of these sentiments that will be put forward as I analyse the ongoing negotiations between the two parties.Foremost, let me say from the start that the MoE is not solely responsible for this impasse. The GTU must share some of the blame. Editor, I believe the GTU has a right and a responsibility to champion the rights of its members. However, this should be looked at in the context of the situation in its entirety, and not from a partisan angle.The first mistake the GTU made was when is asked for those hefty increases at a time when the Government was doling out $32B to prop up the ailing Guyana Sugar Cooperation. And we have not even considered the many other financial obligations in regard to loan payments and the funding of infrastructural works across the country, which are critical to national development. In short, the union should have proposed a more realistic sum; with limited fiscal space, it was always unlikely that the Government would have agreed to those increases.I am sure the MoE recognises the importance of resolving this issue, but I am not at all surprised when the Minister of Education noted that there was no fiscal space to facilitate such increases at this time; note: “at this time”.If the GTU President, Mr Mark Lyte, is serious about finding a swift resolution to this issue, I believe he should rethink his approach. I say that knowing almost for certain that if and when this issue attracts the services of an arbiter, the GTU proposed increases will be significantly lowered. Why not accept the $700 million for the 2018 increases across the board for teachers, while both parties look to ink an agreement for the remaining years?It was noticed also that the GTU and the MoE agreed to other non-financial benefits for teachers. Headteachers will now be freed up from dorm duties at those schools that have that facility. The MoE has agreed to employ additional dorm staff to aid in this regard. There is the duty-free concession for 100 teachers for 2018, who rightly have to meet certain criteria. Notwithstanding this number, the Minister of Education has agreed to look at widening this pool to capture additional teachers. Teachers who work in the interior will now be entitled to return flight to the area where they originally reside.I am not saying the union should be passive, but I believe that, as a serious union, it should consider the situation of the Ministry of Education and the Government of Guyana. I feel the concern of President Granger when he said that his government did not want a confrontation with teachers.Editor, it is at this juncture that I want to ask Mr Mark Lyte some questions. He has embarked on a countrywide sensitisation of his union’s proposed strike action, and he said some pretty interesting things. And I wish to point out these, so that union members can solicit some clarity from him.Mr Lyte, paraphrasing, has said the GTU would be unable to provide strike relief for teachers, since your union is low on cash. From the information available, the GTU has around 7000 unionised teachers who pay $500 monthly union dues; that’s $42 million per year for the union’s coffers. The president said they have to pay staff and maintain buildings. Even so, there should be a tangible amount set aside in a bank account somewhere in light of the fact that this sum was being collected for a number of years. If the GTU, by its own admission, does not have money, it should submit its financial affairs to an independent audit.And what about a needs assessment in terms of determining which teacher gets any assistance? Mr Lyte said that would be the most vulnerable in the GTU’s membership. Well, Mr Lyte, all the teachers will be most vulnerable, since they all will see their salaries cut; the GTU should be able to provide some assistance to its members.Mr Lyte, I implore you to look seriously at the offer the Government is proposing as a temporary measure, and rescind your strike call to your members. This nation is poised to experience a golden patch, and the more education this nation is exposed to, the greater are our chances of truly maximising the rich potential of this nation. GTU and MoE, let us cooperate and build this nation.Yours sincerely,Elizabeth Williamslast_img read more


President embarking on unconstitutional endeavour – Nandlall

first_imgTop judicial appointmentThe lead role taken on by President David Granger in the recruitment of the substantive positions of a Chancellor of the Judiciary and the Chief Justice has been labelled unconstitutional.Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall feels that the Head of State is too intimately involved in the process, considering that the Constitution provides for the Judicial Service Commission to carry out this function.“This is the first political head of state that is in search of a person to fill the position of the head of a Judiciary… It is the first time that a head of the Executive himself is seeking to recruit a judge,” he posited.According to Nandlall, recruitment of judges is the Constitutional responsibility of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), and the President’s role is simply to appoint someone.“As a result of the doctrine of separation of powers, the judiciary and the recruitment of judicial officers are matters that are insulated specifically from the executive, so as to prevent the executive choosing who to appoint as judges. The rationale is obvious.”The former Attorney General pointed out that these judges’ responsibilities include the adjudication of cases involving allegations of excesses, as constitutional violation by the executive.“In my respectful view, having regard to what is taking place in this Government, the entire Government seems to be blinded to what the rule of law prescribes, and what is Constitutionally permissible,” he added.Nandlall views the President’s direct involvement in the recruitment process of the Chancellor of the Judiciary as a violation of the Constitution in the same way that the chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was appointed, and the same way that the Police Service Commission was instructed to halt promotions.He said this scenario is also no different from the Chairman of the Public Service Commission being removed from office and Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes instructing the PSC to halt the placement of public officials.“The President is embarking on an unconstitutional endeavour. Whether the eventual nominees will finally be appointed will depend solely on an agreement being arrived at between the Leader of the Opposition and the President. I wouldn’t want to comment further,” he stated.At his first media press conference in two years, held last week Thursday, President Granger hinted that the current acting Chancellor and Chief Justice may be bypassed with someone from overseas.Describing the substantive appointments as a matter of concern to him, he related that as President, he revisited a formula for filling the positions that former President Donald Ramotar had rejected. That formula, according to Granger, was to advertise both locally and in the Caribbean.He also revealed that the nominations were made and contact has been made with the person who has been nominated. That person has since accepted the offer. Granger revealed that the person chosen for either of the top judicial posts is currently in Guyana.Just recently, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, zeroed in on the trend of persons being appointed to top positions in Guyana’s Judiciary, but being forced to act for years while their confirmation remains in limbo. He has urged the Government to act swiftly on this.President Granger had appointed Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards in May of this year as acting Chancellor of Judiciary. Prior to that position, she acted as the Chief Justice from December 2015.She was never confirmed to the substantive position. Cummings-Edwards replaced Justice Carl Singh, who retired after acting as Chancellor since 2005. On the other hand, the current Acting Chief Justice, Justice Roxanne George, was also appointed to her position on the same day as Cummings-Edwards.last_img read more


Simi Valley Calendar

first_imgTODAY Sunday evening hike, 4 o’clock at the Rocky Peak Trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Women’s Anger Management class, 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. TUESDAY Family planning clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet at 7 a.m. at Paul’s Italian Villa, 2585 Cochran St. Call (805) 583-2857. Chair Exercise, 12:30 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support Program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. Hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Woman’s Club, monthly meeting, 11 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005 Los Angeles Ave. Call (805) 583-8272. Men’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. THURSDAY Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise will meet, 7 a.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (805) 520-4894. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Reproductive health care clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. Call (805) 578-3677. Tap for Fitness, 2:30-4 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Scrabble group , will meet at 1 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Thursday Evening Hike, 6 at the Chumash Trailhead. Call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District at (805) 584-4400. Open Gym Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2 or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Commons, 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 522-9591. Co-custody parenting class, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. FRIDAY Basic Training, 6-7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Finding the Artist Within, a class for people 50 and over involving various forms of art, 9-11 a.m., Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. (805) 583-6363. Monthly fee $30. Friday night dances are held the second and fourth Fridays of each month, and the second Friday in November and December, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, sponsored by the Council on Aging. For information, call (805) 583-6041. SATURDAY Jazzercise Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Calendar events are compiled each week. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. 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


Three things we learned today at the World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Fourth time lucky: England finally won a World Cup penalty shootout against Colombia© AFP Mladen ANTONOVSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, July 4 – They were made to go all the way to the dreaded penalties, but this time England emerged victorious from the spot against Colombia to spark belief the 2018 World Cup really could be the Three Lions’ time to shine.Sweden await in the quarter-finals in Samara on Saturday after edging out Switzerland 1-0 thanks to Emil Forsberg’s deflected effort in a 90 minutes to forget in Saint Petersburg. Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned on Tuesday at the World Cup.Fourth time lucky for EnglandEngland’s history with penalty shootouts gave their fans little cause for optimism after Yerry Mina’s stoppage-time header prevented them from reaching the quarter-finals in normal time.However, England boss Gareth Southgate’s meticulous preparation for penalties paid off as for the first time in four attempts at the World Cup, England emerged victorious from the spot.With Sweden to come in the last eight, and Russia or Croatia to follow in the semi-finals if they make it that far, England have a golden opportunity to finally end 52 years of hurt.Front runner: Harry Kane extended his lead in the race for the Golden Boot© AFP FRANCK FIFEFor once England could at least start a shootout with full confidence that one of their takers would find the net.Harry Kane extended his lead in the race for the Golden Boot from the spot to open the scoring in Moscow and was just as deadly with England’s first penalty in the shootout.Kane has now scored all four of his penalties in Russia and moved two clear of Romelu Lukaku in his quest to be the first English top-scorer at the World Cup since Gary Lineker in 1986.Unspectacular Sweden march onThey edged the Netherlands out of qualifying, beat Italy in a play-off, finished above Germany and Mexico in their group and now have seen off Switzerland in the last 16.Yet, few watching Sweden’s 1-0 win on Tuesday would say England have much to fear in the quarter-finals.Sweden were clumsy in possession and stodgy in attack. The chances they did create, they spurned, with even Emil Forsberg’s goal coming from a deflection.But opponents have struggled for rhythm against Janne Andersson’s men, whose run to the last eight for the first time since 1994 is no fluke. They are tight, organised and own a work ethic that is matched by their stamina. England cannot afford to be complacent.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Zlatan’s reaction is priceless after referee refuses to give him the hat-trick match ball

first_imgZlatan et Mr Chapron au sujet du ballon du match : les images exclusives #Jplus1 pic.twitter.com/KlSGfuSvue— J+1 (@jplusun) March 24, 2015Fortunately, common sense prevailed in the end and Ibrahimovic won, as can be seen from this picture he posted on the way home later on: It is one of the unwritten rules of football that the hat-trick hero gets to keep the match ball, but it seems as though referee Tony Chapron missed the memo when Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently scored a hat-trick.The Ligue 1 official refused to give the Swedish international the ball at the full-time whistle following Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 victory over Lorient, resulting in a strange war of words between the two.Clearly enraged by Chapron’s actions, Ibrahimovic accused him of ‘wanting to be the boss’ in front of the cameras, as can be seen below. 1center_img Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t happy after PSG’s victory last_img read more


DONEGAL LEADING THE WAY WITH LAUNCH OF DONEGAL ATLANTIC COASTAL TRAIL

first_imgDonegal is leading the way in the introduction of an innovative food and marine tourism project that will see businesses in both the food and tourism sector working together to create a unique visitor experience for those exploring the Wild Atlantic Way.Last night, the Certificate in Marine Tourism and Seafood Fundamentals course was launched by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey at the LYIT Tourism College in Killybegs.This course is a key component of the Donegal Atlantic Coastal Trail project and according to Dr. Seán Duffy, Head of the School of Tourism it has been deliberately designed in such a way that anyone with an interest in this area can take part in the course.“We wanted to design a course that would suit a diverse range of individuals and not just those working in the food industry. We have worked closely with a number of partners including BIM to develop this course. The course will introduce people to what marine tourism is all about and will have a particular focus on the seafood industry in Donegal. The course will be hands on and will include guest speakers as well as visits to businesses operating in this sector”. Speaking at the launch, Seamus Neely Chief Executive, Donegal County Council highlighted the potential that continues to existing in Donegal from the success of the Wild Atlantic Way.“The last few years have seen an increase in visitor numbers to the North West and indeed to Donegal and yet only 12% of visitors who come for the Wild Atlantic Way journeys north of Galway. We should look at this as an opportunity in that there is still great growth potential in this sector. Our market share is still relatively small but if we can be creative in how we package our product offering we have the potential to significantly increase our share in this market space”.Meadbh Seoighe, Development Executive with Údaras na Gaeltachta agrees and believes that Donegal is to the forefront in developing an initiative such as this.“Donegal has a great story to tell and this course will help people do this. This course is for everyone and because it is part-time it means that you can continue to work or to run your business while studying. It will be a great springboard for someone interested in this sector and in availing of the opportunities it presents. Donegal is competing with some very well experienced regions such as Kerry and therefore it is important that we are all on message and that everyone is telling our story and creating the unique and special experience that our visitors are looking for”. While Tourism is and has been a very important sector for Donegal, one of our greatest challenges has been to extend the season from the traditional Summer period and according to Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey the Donegal Atlantic Coastal Trail has the potential to do this.“I believe that we need to stretch out the tourism season for businesses in Donegal. This is one of my own key priorities for my term of office and this project has the potential to do this. We have a unique product and the inclusion of the islands in this initiative adds even more. Our islands are to a large extent unexplored and their culture, folklore and way of life remains as intriguing today as it did in the years gone by.“For the discerning visitor this is a very attractive proposition and if we can be creative in our thinking and in how we work together to package this experience then I am confident that we can continue to build on our share of visitors to this island”.To find out more about this course contact the School of Tourism (LYIT) at 074 91 86600.DONEGAL LEADING THE WAY WITH LAUNCH OF DONEGAL ATLANTIC COASTAL TRAIL was last modified: July 6th, 2016 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:donegaltourismWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more


BID MADE! Arsenal submit £26m offer for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar

first_imgArsenal have tabled a former offer of over £26million for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to reports in France.The 21-year-old enjoyed a brilliant campaign last season to help his side win the Ligue 1 title – scoring 14 goals and making 14 assists in all competitions.Arsene Wenger is said to have made landing the France international – who can play as a number ten or on the wing – a top priority for the Gunners this summer.Tottenham have also expressed an interest in the France international, but Arsenal are believed to be in pole position.And, according to L’Equipe, they have firmed up their interest with a €30m [£26.4m] bid.The report in the French newspaper claims Arsenal’s offer is ‘much higher’ than Atletico Madrid’s bid they submitted for the player last summer. 1 Arsenal target Thomas Lemar was a key man for Monaco last season last_img read more


GAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA G.A.A. NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 2, 9, 10 and 19. There were two winners of Match 3 Numbers. Pat McBride, Killybegs and Mairead Gallagher, The Glen, Killybegs get €90 each. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €2,500 and Match 3 is €60. Conal Molloy’s Team is selling Killotto this Saturday 15th and Aisling Murrin’s team selling on 22nd of October. The Killotto is now online. If you would like to do the Killotto and are not at home, go online to the new website www.killybegsgaa.com and follow the link for the instructions.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went Siobhan McGinley, Dunkineely. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,400 on 47 calls.The Bord Na OG Race Night is on 11 – 11 – 11. Please support and have a good night’s entertainment.The Annual Na Cealla Beaga Halloween fancy dress is almost upon us! The big night takes place Sunday 30th October 2011 in the Cope House bar… Followed by disco downstairs with DJ Jones blasting out the latest tunes… Music, spot prizes for best dressed and shots galore! Hope to see you all there!!! Anyone looking for their membership card can contact Macdara to get the card. Also anyone who has email and wants to be on the clubs mailing list, should send an e-mail to secretary.killybegs.donegal@gaa.ieGAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA G.A.A. NOTES was last modified: October 11th, 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:GAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA G.A.A. NOTESlast_img read more


Match Preview: Finn Harps gear up to take on Cork City

first_imgMatch: Finn Harps v Cork CityCompetition: SSE Airtricity League, Premier DivisionVenue: Finn ParkDate / Time: Monday 19 th September 2016 / Kick-off 8.00pmHarps players are up for Cork City battleFinn Harps face a huge task in getting anything from this Monday night’s rescheduled League of Ireland Premier Division game against title contenders Cork City in Ballybofey (kick-off 8.00. Ollie Horgan has had the unenviable task of trying to lift the morale of his squad after the frustrating loss to Longford Town on Friday night.The quick turnaround between the two matches will further test the part-time players both physically and mentally. But Harps remain four points ahead of Wexford Youths, which is still an advantage with eight league fixtures remaining. “We are going out to get a result tomorrow night at Finn Park. It’s going to be very difficult against Cork but our players are up for the battle” Horgan said. In team news the manager has injury concerns over central midfielders Barry Molloy and Gareth Harkin. Molloy was an unused sub on Friday night while Harkin picked up a knock during the Longford game. Damian McNulty remains out as he continues his rehab from a knee ligament problem. “We have a number of players with niggles and knocks from the game on Friday night. Of them Barry Molloy and Gareth Harkin are the most serious worries in terms of being fit for tomorrow night.”The Harps manager acknowledges that getting a result against Cork even at Finn Park is going to be a tall order. “Cork are flying at the moment and John Caufield has done a great job down there. They are scoring goals and at the same time they are conceding very little.” Despite the defeat Horgan was heartened by the performance of the team on Friday night.“Everyone of them put in a big shift and we deserved at least a draw. We created enough chances but again we just couldn’t score. The lads are up for the fight and are determined to try and end the poor run that we are on. They have been totally committed all season. We had them in yesterday and this morning we were in the Aura training” Horgan said.The home fixture against Cork is taking place after previously being postponed twice. The first call-off on the 22 nd of July was due to the European commitments of John Caufield’s team. The game was re-fixed for the 6 th of September at Finn Park but was put back again as Cork had two players involved with the Republic of Ireland U-21 squad. On Friday night the Leesiders kept up their bid for the Premier title with a 3-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers at Turners Cross. Sean Maguire’s early goal gave the hosts the perfect start with Greg Bolger and Gary Buckley finding the late on to make sure of the three points. Cork are currently second in the Premier Division table eight points behind leaders with a game in hand.Team NewsSuspended: NoneDoubtful: Gareth Harkin, Barry MolloyInjured: Damian McNultyGareth HarkinRecord against Cork City (All Competitions)Monday’s game will be the 56 th meeting of the two clubs, and the 29 th to be played at Finn Park.Total Games: 55 (28 at Finn Park)Harps Wins: 4 (3 at Finn Park)Cork Wins: 22 (8 at Finn Park)Draws: 9 (6 at Finn Park) Harps Goals: 22 (15 at Finn Park)Cork Goals: 56 (19 at Finn Park)Last 10 games against Cork City18-Apr- 08 Cork City 3-0 Finn Harps (Premier Division)11-Jul- 08 Finn Harps 0-1 Cork City (Premier Division)10-Oct- 08 Cork City 1-1 Finn Harps (Premier Division)30-Apr- 10 Finn Harps 0-0 Cork City (First Division)23-Jul- 10 Cork City 2-1 Finn Harps (First Division)15-Oct- 10 Finn Harps 1-0 Cork City (First Division)15-Apr- 11 Cork City 5-0 Finn Harps (First Division)02-Jul- 11 Finn Harps 0-2 Cork City (First Division)30-Sep- 11 Cork City 5-2 Finn Harps (First Division)22-Apr- 16 Cork City 3-1 Finn Harps (Premier DivisionOur last meeting with Cork City22 nd April 2016. Turners Cross. League of Ireland Premier Division.CORK CITY 3 Gearóid Morrissey 1, Sean Maguire 7, Karl Sheppard 76 FINN HARPS 1 Ryan Curran 83Cork City: Mark McNulty; John Dunleavy, Alan Bennett, Kenny Browne, Kevin O’Connor; Steven Beattie (Danny Morrissey 77), Gearóid Morrissey, Greg Bolger, Garry Buckley, Stephen Dooley (Karl Sheppard 57); Sean Maguire (Mark O’Sullivan 77).Finn Harps: Richard Brush (Ciaran Gallagher 61); Ethan Boyle, Damien McNulty, Packie Mailey, Ciaran Coll; Ryan Curran, Raymond Foy (Tony McNamee 10), Gareth Harkin, Sean Houston, Adam Hanlon (Liam Flatley 25); Dave Scully.Finn Harps Goalscorers 2016Ryan Curran – 6David Scully – 3Sean Houston – 3Kevin McHugh – 1Damien McNulty – 1Tony McNamee – 1Josh Mailey – 1Ethan Boyle – 1 (in League Cup)Finn Harps Results 2016Fri 04-Mar Finn Harps 2-1 Derry CityFri 11-Mar Dundalk 3–0 Finn HarpsMon 14-Mar Finn Harps 0-1 Shamrock RoversSat 19-Mar Sligo Rovers 1-1 Finn HarpsTue 22-Mar Finn Harps 1-0 Cockhill Celtic (League Cup)Sat 26-Mar Finn Harps 1-0 Longford TownFri 08-Apr Galway United 1-0 Finn HarpsMon 11-Apr Finn Harps 1-2 St. Patrick’s AthleticFri 15-Apr Finn Harps 1-0 Bray WanderersMon 18-Apr Galway United 0-0 Finn Harps (League Cup) – Galway won 4-2 on pens.Fri 22-Apr Cork City 3-1 Finn HarpsFri 29-Apr Wexford Youths 1-1 Finn HarpsFri 06-May Finn Harps 0-0 BohemiansTue 10-May Derry City 2–2 Finn HarpsFri 13-May Finn Harps 0-7 DundalkTue 20-May St. Patrick’s Athletic 4-0 Finn HarpsSat 21 May Finn Harps 0-1 Crumlin United (FAI Cup)Sun 29-May Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Finn HarpsFri 3-Jun Finn Harps 3-0 Sligo RoversSat 25-Jun Longford Town 0-2 Finn HarpsFri 08-Jul Finn Harps 1-0 Galway UnitedSat 16-Jul Bray Wanderers 1-0 Finn HarpsFri 29-Jul Finn Harps 0-1 Wexford YouthsFri 05-Aug Bohemians 2-0 Finn HarpsFri 12-Aug Finn Harps 0-5 Derry CityFri 26-Aug Finn Harps 0-2 Shamrock RoversMon 12-Sep Dundalk 2-0 Finn HarpsFri 16-Sep Finn Harps 0-1 Longford TownFinn Harps Remaining Fixtures 2016Mon 19-Sep Cork City (h)Fri 23-Sep St. Patrick’s Athletic (h)Sat 01-Oct Galway United (a)Mon 03-Oct Sligo Rovers (a)Fri 07-Oct Bray Wanderers (h)Fri 14-Oct Cork City (a)Fri 21-Oct Wexford Youths (a)Fri 28-Oct Bohemians (h)Match Preview: Finn Harps gear up to take on Cork City was last modified: September 18th, 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)Tags:Cork Cityfinn harpsfixturespreviewlast_img read more