first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA News:It may have been too early to be thinking of summer at the weekend with the glorious sunshine and warm temperatures, but there was certainly a “spring” in the steps of golfers at Barnhill with over two hundred competitors taking part.Once again, with the mats now lifted for competitions, it was the “low” men who showed their ability to conform to the changing conditions with two of the cat 1 members scoring below par gross! Easter Saturday Open, sponsored by Gallinagh’s Letterkenny Tool Hire & Sales, was won convincingly by Joe Terry [11] who, with the help of birdies at 2nd and 5th, took the turn with a level par gross and 24pts for the front nine and with dropping only three shots to par on the back nine, finished with a three point margin of 44pts over runner-up Paddy Mc Cafferty [22]. The cat 4. member had a great start with a birdie at 2nd and, despite a double bogey at 8th, still managed 22pts on front nine to steer him on his way to a final 41pts by scoring at every hole. In third place was Paddy Hannigan [9] who, starting with an obtuse double bogey at par five second hole, reduced the arrears somewhat with a birdie at 12th for a 22pt. inward nine and an overall 40pt. finish. Round of the day was returned by Jamie Foley [4] recording birdies at 7th, 9th, 11th, 14th & 18th on his way to a gross winning score of one under par 36pts. Jamie’s two bogies came at the par three 13th & 16th. Easter Sunday’s Open, sponsored by Global Tiles & Bathrooms, was won by another cat 4. member, Noel Gallagher [s] [21]. With a disheartening start of double bogey at 1st followed by a “blank” at 3rd, Noel’s perseverance and birdie at 5th saw him settle into a rhythm that produced a satisfactory 21pts on back nine for a total of 41pts to relegate single figure handicapper Darragh Mc Menamin [4] to the runner-up spot on B.O.T. Yet another great score from our “low” man with birdies at 4th, 10th, 15th & 18th, recording a one under par gross 35 shots on outward nine, a two under par gross 34 shots on inward nine, two bogeys and a finish of one under 71 gross. Master’s type scoring! Running a close third was Michael Nelis [11], also starting with a bemusing bogey at 1st and a “blank” at 3rd only to spring into action on back nine with a one under gross 34 shots, 24pts and an overall 39pts. Gross on the day was won by Conor Friel [7] with 33 gross points.Easter Monday Bank Holiday Open was commandeered by categories three and four, with Patrick Page [18] taking his first honor of the new season. With 22pts on the card at the turn, Patrick’s birdie at the par five 18th was enough to secure the win over Hugh Kerr [28], whose steady handicap golf yielded him 41pts and a runner-up spot. In third place and continuing his fine form from Sunday, was Conor Friel [7] who, with birdies at 4th, 8th, 10th & 18th, would rue that “blank” at unlucky 13th which left him returning 41pts also but beaten on the countback. Gross prize went to Jamie Foley [3] returning another great gross score of 35pts.This weekend’s competitions will see a singles Open Stroke on Friday, Open s/ford on Saturday and the long anticipated confined Voucher competition on Sunday, which all members are encouraged to enter.REMINDER to all members that you must have played in at least four [4] home competitions to be eligible to play in the club’s majors,President’s Day, Saturday 27th June and Captain’s Day, Saturday 11th July.The list of club Team Captains’ for the coming season is now on the notice board so any member wishing to play for any club team should contact the relevant Team Captain.The Cat 4 season will now officially “tee-off” on Monday 13th April. Further details from convenor Gerry O’ Sullivan.During the course of the winter months, on every Wednesday night, there has been a successful 25 Card Drive held at the clubhouse.These came to a conclusion last week when the grand final was decided. The main prize went to two of the more “mature”, experienced players, Greg Sullivan and John Kilkenny. The Longford /Leitrim pairing just squeezed out the Sligo / Donegal pairing of Marian O Sullivan and our club Captain Gerard Duffy. Well done to all who participated in these ” friendly ” matches during the winter and our thanks to Browns on the Green who sponsored the food each night. Club President Anne Condon would like to thank everyone who supported the cake sale on Saturday morning when €825 was raised between cake sales, raffle and teas. Thank you to everyone who made goodies, donated raffle prizes, bought goodies and raffle tickets and came in for coffee and a chat. It was a lovely morning. Thanks also to the shop staff, Noreen and her staff at Browns and to Angela, Carmel, Ivan, Margo, Mary and Ed for their hard work. The Easter bonnet competition was won by Barry Ramsay with his marvellous creation! All the kids that attended got special awards for their bonnets, colouring and enthusiasm. The hamper was won by Phil Grieve and other raffle prizes went to Ita Carr, Jackie Ireland, Sandra McMonagle, Andy Harkin, Mena Breslin and Mary Breslin.HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?Letterkenny Golf Club’s Online Lotto’s draw took place on Wednesday 1st April and, although there was no JACKPOT winner of €2,050, two lotto members who smiled happily were Kevin Rafferty & Keith & Tracy Spence, winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! Numbers drawn were 2; 22; 25; 27; The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries is 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, and follow the prompts. Join from as little as €20! [€2 per week]Thank you for playing and please continue to encourage your fellow members, friends & family to play our Club Lotto. GOLF NEWS: JOE TERRY PRODUCES STUNNING ROUND TO WIN WITH EASE AT BARNHILL was last modified: April 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BarnhillgolfNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgSinn Fein TDs, Padraig MacLochlainn and Pearse Doherty, spoke today after  a  debate in the Dáil with Minister For Finance Michael Noonan, where they raised the Highland Bakery case.Deputy MacLochlainn commented: “It is very frustrating for business owners and the state, when otherwise viable businesses are threatened with closure as a result of unsustainable tax repayment plans.“Revenue needs to consider the wider implications of its chosen course of action. 42 jobs are at risk at the Highland Bakery plant in Letterkenny – if these jobs go it could cost the state approx €800,000 per year in Social Welfare and Ancillary payments, an amount which far exceeds the tax liability of the company. “The owner of the plant is willing to engage with Revenue and pay his full tax liability, but merely wants to do so in a sustainable way, which will keep his business open and his employees in jobs. The State should facilitate that as much as it can.”Deputy Doherty highlighted the fact that Highland Bakery is not an isolated case in Donegal.“Just this morning my office was contacted by a business owner, who has been threatened with the Tax Sheriff after 7 days if he does not pay half his tax liability up front. He employs 14 people in Donegal and has a viable business, if a reasonable repayment plan could be agreed with Revenue.“In another case, a local business owner has paid all of his liabilities only to be then hit with sheriff’s fees. The Highland Bakery incident, although well publicised in Donegal, is unfortunately not an isolated case. “While I acknowledge that Revenue is independent and usually efficient, steps need to be taken to ensure that everything is done to keep a viable business open, while at the same time ensuring that they pay off their full tax liabilities and any other outstanding debts. We need to look urgently at amending current legislation to deal with this matter, given the current climate, before businesses are forced to close as a result.” he said.Minister Noonan, in responding to the Deputies, stated that Revenue was independent in the carrying out of its functions and it would not be appropriate for him to comment on or intervene in individual cases. HIGHLAND: ‘NOT AN ISOLATED CASE’ SAYS SINN FEIN was last modified: May 23rd, 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:HIGHLAND: ‘NOT AN ISOLATED CASE’ SAYS SINN FEINlast_img read more

Kerala Blasters FC to play pre-season tournament vs La Liga club Girona FC

first_imgFootball fans in India will get to see international clubs playing as La Liga side Girona FC have announced that they will play two matches in Kochi in July.The development could provide an impetus to India’s quest to become one of the pre-season football destinations for clubs from across the world.Fresh from their stunning win over Real Madrid in the Spanish league, Girona FC will become only the second side from a top European league to visit India.Toyota Yaris La Liga World, will be held in Kochi with Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters FC, A-League’s Melbourne City FC and Girona FC locking horns in a three-way tournament. The three sides will play their matches at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from July 24.One of ISL’s biggest clubs, Kerala Blasters FC, will look to kick start their pre-season playing these top foreign clubs at home.Australian club Melbourne City FC, managed by Warren Joyce, will come in after a third-placed finish in the hotly contested A-League, the best finish by the club in their history.3 continents… 3 countries… 3 clubs…1 trophy! @GironaFC @KeralaBlasters @MelbourneCityToyota Yaris LaLigaWorld is coming to India this July- stay tuned! #LaLigaWorld (@LaLigaEN) June 26, 2018India, here we come!We’re heading to the subcontinent to take on @LaLiga’s @GironaFC and @IndSuperLeague’s @KeralaBlasters in July!Details City FC (@MelbourneCity) June 26, 2018Girona FC will be the first LaLiga team to play in IndiaThe matches will be played on July 27 and 28 in Kochi against the @KeralaBlasters of the @IndSuperLeague and the @MelbourneCity of the @ALeague.#LaLigaWorld @laligaEN #GironaFC #OrgullGironí FC (@GironaFC) June 26, 2018Girona FC, who finished 10th in La Liga, will look to add Spanish flavour on their maiden trip to India. After joining the top-flight last season, Girona FC made a strong statement by beating defending champions Real Madrid.La Liga ambassador and former Spain international Fernando Morientes, who unveiled the tournament trophy, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of such a historic moment. Pre-season tournaments are the best preparatory ground for a club to prepare for the season ahead.”I remember how playing pre-season friendlies helped me identify the areas that I needed to work upon and be better prepared.” Delf Geli, Girona FC’s president, said, “For Girona FC it will be a special experience as it will be the first time our team has played away from Europe since its foundation 88 years ago.”We are looking forward to starting the tournament and showing the football that we’ve displayed in La Liga to the Indian football fans and the world.”Scott Munn, Melbourne City FC CEO said, “This is Melbourne City’s first ever visit to India, and the whole squad are incredibly excited about meeting the fans in Kochi and playing in front of such a passionate crowd.”High-quality opposition is an important part of our pre-season preparation, and we are delighted to be taking on both Kerala Blasters and our sister-club Girona FC in this brand new tournament.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more