Sports clubs across Donegal receive €1.4M from Sports Capital Fund

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has announced almost €1.4 million has been awarded to 41 clubs across the county under the Sports Capital programme.The full list of local clubs, listed below, was announced this morning.The Minister said the Government is backing clubs and communities to help them provide the best facilities and do their best to get more and more people involved in sports and games. He said “A club is often the piece of the jigsaw that makes a strong local community. The clubs give people a sense of pride and belonging and it brings young and old together.“I am delighted to be part of a Government that is supporting that, as well as doing our bit to promote health and fitness and wellbeing and the growing engagement of women in sport. You cannot put a price on the benefits of these things.”Minister McHugh thanked Government colleague and Minister of State for Sport and Tourism Brendan Griffin for his work in the area of Sports Capital.The Minister for Education and Skills said: “All these clubs, and many, many more, do serious work for their members and for the people in their area. They should be proud of the hard graft they put in and the due recognition they are getting now. “And one of the things about the Sports Capital fund is that it allows clubs to try again, to improve their applications and to keep pitching for Government support. I would urge any successful club to apply again.”Here is the full list of clubs which secured grants under the Sports Capital programme in Donegal:ADOPT (Assoc for Dev of Pettigo & Tullyhommon) – €7,560Aileach Football Club – €36,040Buncrana Hearts FC – €12,207Castlefin Celtic – €33,987CLG Baile na nGalloglach – €8,344CLG Cloch Cheann Fhaola – €37,645CLG Gleann Fhinne – €71,718Cloughaneely Golf Club – €18,683Coláiste Cholmcille – €69,837Convoy Arsenal FC – €8,444Donegal Co Co Ballyshannon Leisure Centre – €25,376Donegal ETB – €14,226Donegal League Org – €39,693Dunfanaghy Golf Club – €62,476Fanad Gaels GAA – €10,667Fintown Harps AFC – €6,613Forbairt na Rossan – €2,708Forbairt Pobal Ghleann Gaothbarra – €13,123Foyle Rowing Club – €4,604Gleneely Colts FC Sports & Leisure – €49,600Glenree United FC – €19,092Greencastle Golf Club – €63,647Inishowen Community & Recreation Sports Dev – €8,999Inishowen Rugby Club – €75,101Keadue Rovers – €66,982Killybegs GAA – €32,837Kilmacrennan Comm Dev Co – €70,365Lagan Harps FC – €40,022Naomh Mhuire CLG – €31,574Rasheney Football Club – €85,926Rathmullan and District Resource Centre – €59,526Scoil Bhríde – €25,160St Eugene’s Diocesan Trust, Malin – €59,544St Mary’s GAA – €36,539St Columba’s Diocesan Trust (St Eunan’s NS) – €28,239St Columba’s Diocesan Trust – €59,046St John Bosco Club – €6,618St Johnston Cricket Club – €15,268Swilly Rovers FC – €64,232Togra Fiontar & Cultur Uladh Cuideachta – €5,006Whitestrand Utd – €5,613Sports clubs across Donegal receive €1.4M from Sports Capital Fund was last modified: November 17th, 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)last_img read more

Without Durant, these two Warriors role players will be essential

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON – When they weren’t feeling turbulence amid the heavy thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon, the Warriors’ coaching staff spent their time on the team plane this way.They watched footage of the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets. They brainstormed a game plane on how to play without Kevin Durant, who remains sidelined for at least a week with a …last_img read more


first_imgJOHANNESBURG, 16 JANUARY 2019 – President Cyril Ramaphosa will be leading South Africa’s delegation to the world’s most important meeting of global CEOs at the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF), taking place in Davos, Switzerland next week. The primary objective of the South African delegation will be to strengthen partnerships and collaboration for inclusive economic growth and development in South Africa, with particular emphasis on increasing international investment into the country.“We are going to Davos to interact with potential investors”. We are competing with other emerging markets where there is an oasis of investment opportunities for global investors and it’s where we want to be seen to be investing. We have a place of pride at Davos. We are recognised and accepted as being serious players. Some of our countrymen and women even play a role in the structures of WEF in Davos and we are going to speak with one language and the same message: South Africa is like a plane that is getting ready to take off,” the President said at a pre-WEF breakfast in Rosebank today. He was addressing Team South Africa, comprising Government Ministers and business leaders who will be accompanying him as part of the Team SA delegation.One of the focus areas for the team will be to showcase South Africa’s preparedness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, in line with this year’s WEF theme: “Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.The Forum will enable South Africa to build on the success of the President’s Investment Conference in October last year where R290 billion was raised for future investments.“We are on the right track. We had to deal with very difficult challenges in the past but those are challenges we are finding solutions to. We must put our best foot forward, we must go and engage the world with great confidence knowing we are representing this great country. We are going to start seeing improved growth in our economy and I think we can go with our heads held high, without arrogance, to tell our story, what we have done and how we have made progress.”The President together with Team SA will participate in a WEF Country Strategy Dialogue on South Africa on Wednesday, 23 January. This will focus on deepening understanding of current investment opportunities and challenges, as well as exploring new avenues to help enable the country to achieve the President’s investment target of $100 billion in the next five years. The session will be attended by investors, leading business leaders and experts.“We have turned the corner, it’s a new Dawn. We can confidently go back and say, remember what we told you, this is what we have done. As I often say, we are like a plane about to take off.”On Thursday, 24 January, Brand South Africa together with ABSA and Invest SA will host a South Africa Investment Seminar with a goal to support and initiate the next phase of the country’s investment drive. Potential investors will have the opportunity to hear from – and engage with – South Africa government and business representatives.Lastly, Team South Africa will entertain guests at a Brand South Africa Night Dinner with investors and potential investors where the best of South Africa’s cuisine will be showcased with Chef Benny.The President has confirmed the following ministers will be joining him to participate at WEF this year:• Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni;• Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu;• Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies;• Minister of Public Enterprise Pravin Gordhan;• Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel;• Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and;• Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi.last_img read more

There is no need to rush a defenseman following Libor Hajek’s injury

first_imgEven before the Rangers announced that Libor Hajek would be out for 3-4 weeks with a knee sprain, all eyes were on how the Rangers were going to adjust to the injury. The easiest answer, and the answer the club went with, was re-inserting Marc Staal, returning from an ankle injury, into the lineup.There’s still chatter about calling up a defenseman to fill in that gap. Aside from the fact that it isn’t needed anymore –the Rangers aren’t going to bench Marc Staal– it might be premature to call up a defenseman. This is a rebuilding year, and that’s not just about playing every kid at the NHL level. Most prospects need time to develop, even if they have strong numbers in the AHL.The first player that comes to mind is Joey Keane, who is having a great year in Hartford. He has a line of 6-9-15 in 22 games and has been the club’s highest scoring defenseman. However he is only 20 years old and this is his first year of pro hockey. He might be best served staying in the AHL, especially when you consider this tire fire of a defensive system. Confidence matters too.Yegor Rykov would have been an interesting option too, but he was just returned to Hartford after spending the first two months of the season on SOIR. He needs time, even if he is the eventual answer. I’d expect to see him before Keane, but that’s my guess.For this situation, the best call up is your 8D on the depth chart, of which the Rangers don’t appear to have. That’s not a slight on the Rangers, it’s just they don’t have that guy with experience to play a minimal role. They’ve focused on the rebuild, and that means getting kids as much ice time as possible.Assuming no other injuries, riding out this injury to Hajek is the best bet. Staal, at the very least, provides the same level of production on the same side of the ice. Ensuring the kids develop is more important than calling them up to the NHL right now. 8 2 i Rate This”There is no need to rush a defenseman following Libor Hajek’s injury”, 3 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailMoreLinkedInTumblrPinterestPocket RelatedLibor Hajek out 3-4 weeks with knee injuryNew York Rangers defenseman Libor Hajek will be out for the next 3-4 weeks with a knee sprain. Hajek suffered the injury last night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hajek has no goals and 5 assists through 27 games. Even though he had struggled, Hajek was a regular in the…The case for keeping Marc Staal next seasonThe Rangers are in a transition period. The rebuild is in full swing. There are questions about regarding who stays and who goes. One of those questions is on Marc Staal, who has three more years left on his deal with a $5.7 million cap hit. Suffice it to say,…Rangers recall Libor HajekThe Rangers have recalled defenseman Libor Hajek from the AHL. Hajek, the key piece in the Ryan McDonagh/JT Miller trade last deadline, has been struggling mightily in Hartford this year. In 58 games, he has no goals and just 5 assists while playing pretty bad hockey. There’s no other way… TagsLibor Hajeklast_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: Sri Lanka didn’t deserve to be in the semi-finals, says Angelo Mathews

first_imgHamstrung, running out of partners and his team’s title defence at stake — the stage was set for Angelo Mathews to emerge from the Saturday night drizzle and enter Twenty20 folklore but the Sri Lankan captain fell agonisingly short.At 15-4, after England had set them a 172-run victory target in the World Twenty20 match, Sri Lanka’s title defence looked all but over inside three overs.Their skipper then engineered a stunning recovery in the tournament’s most portentous contest that was key to the semi-final hopes of three teams, including South Africa. (Also read: Defending champions Sri Lanka crash out, England in semis) But the lion-hearted effort took its toll on his hamstring and Mathews was clearly struggling when he took guard for the final over from Ben Stokes — 15 runs separating him from Twenty20 greatness and his team from a place in the last four.As a mild drizzle fell on the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Stokes charged in with a ball in hand and ice in veins to thwart Mathews’ audacious bid to pull off a heist. (Also read: England win fuels confidence, says captain Eoin Morgan) Mathews bashed the first delivery to cover and declined a single. Stokes replied with a yorker which Mathews dug out for two runs and two more came in the next delivery when Adil Rashid nearly grabbed his scoop shot at short fine leg.Stokes sealed the contest with three successive dot balls. A dejected Mathews hurled his bat on the turf, his unbeaten 73 doing little more than burnishing his personal reputations.advertisement”We were just short of a batter in the last couple of overs,” the all-rounder rued, confessing they did not deserve to be in the semi-finals.Outside their ardent fans, not many expected them to reach the last four either.Sri Lanka suffered a jolt even before kicking off their title defence with Lasith Malinga handing over the captaincy to Mathews following a slow recovery from a knee injury, which would subsequently rule him out of the tournament.”It was a big blow for us,” Mathews said of the paceman, who has been instrumental in Sri Lanka’s progress to three World Twenty20 finals over the last four editions.”He has won us so many games but he had to pull out at the last moment. It was a big blow for the whole team.”A depleted pace attack put the pressure on their spinners and Rangana Herath was not the force that many expected him to be in a spin-dominated tournament.A misfiring batting order added to the problems for Sri Lanka, who conclude their campaign with Monday’s inconsequential group match against South Africa.Their early exit, on the back of a poor Asia Cup, suggests Sri Lanka still remain in the throes of a tricky transition since the retirements of stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene two years ago.Mathews knows the reality and urged for patience.”It has been a disappointing few months for all of us. We let down the fans, we let down the whole country,” he said.”All we can do is stick to one combination, not try and change the team too much.”Quick decisions won’t solve this matter, we got to try and be patient.”last_img read more

10 months agoBournmouth boss Howe knows they’re fighting history against Spurs

first_imgBournmouth boss Howe knows they’re fighting history against Spursby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournmouth boss Eddie Howe knows they’re fighting history against Tottenham today.Howe’s side have never beaten Tottenham in the top flight, losing five and drawing one of their six meetings and conceding 17 goals in the process.They have also lost all five meetings with the division’s top six clubs this season.Howe says his team must approach the game with attacking intent and relish what promises to be a stern test.”We’ve found the games against Tottenham difficult,” said Howe, whose team travel to Manchester United following the Spurs clash.”But we enjoy the challenge and we enjoy these types of moments where we haven’t achieved something yet and we are working towards it.”We expect to get something, that’s how we’ve always been, no matter who we play.”The reality is these games are very difficult so we’ve got to try and attack the games, I think that’s our best form of defence.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri convinced by Hudson-Odoi potential: Big European future

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri convinced by Hudson-Odoi potential: Big European futureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay.The winger is the subject of intense interest from Bayern Munich this week.But Sarri says, “He is a very good player, the potential is for becoming a great player, and now he has to improve.“He has to improve I think in movement without the ball. As a winger, he has to improve in the defensive phase, but he has the potential to become a very important player, not only for English football I think but for European football.”Sometimes there are one, two players in Barcelona from the academy, sometimes one, two in Real Madrid, zero in Juventus, zero in Paris Saint-Germain. It’s not easy. “We are lucky. We have [Ethan] Ampadu, [Andreas] Christensen, Hudson-Odoi. We have three or four players from the Academy. It’s really very good.“In Europe there are few players of 18 with eight matches at this level. Hudson-Odoi this season played six, seven official matches. He is not lucky, he is good.” last_img read more

Tom Herman’s Wife Sets Twitter On Fire After Peach Bowl Win

first_imgTexas head coach tom herman watches during the sugar bowlNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns looks on during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Houston coach Tom Herman may be the hottest coaching commodity in the country after leading the Cougars to an upset victory over Florida State in the Peach Bowl on Thursday, but his wife Michelle might have attracted her own set of suitors after the contest. Michelle Herman’s Twitter mentions skyrocketed after she was shown live on ESPN.There are thousands of tweets – you can guess why.Mrs. Tom Herman— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) December 31, 2015If Tom Herman’s wife cheated on me I would apologize to her— BMOC (@TailgateC9) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife is proof he can recruit. Hubba hubba— Brandon #GoBucks (@fierybuckeye) December 31, 2015Y’all see Tom Herman’s wife? Lawd have mercy— Max Thompson (@itsmaxthompson) December 31, 2015Did @UHouston name their mascot after Head Coach Tom Herman’s wife? Daaang!!! #Cougars @ESPNCFB— Kacey Brown (@KaceBrown) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife….straight up hottie.— Matt (@gatriguy) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife. It’s fair to say the man is winning both on and off the field.— Donny (@DonnyTello50) December 31, 2015Lol Tom Herman’s wife finna break twitter. You guys make me laugh.— Chad (@ChadSpringer) December 31, 2015Life isn’t so bad for Tom Herman right now.last_img read more

NYK Partners Test NextGeneration Onboard IoT Platform

first_imgzoom Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), MTI Co. Ltd., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), and NTT DATA Corporation have conducted a proof-of-concept experiment for a next-generation onboard IoT platform.The test was held aboard Hidaka, a domestic coastal vessel owned and operated by Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, part of NYK Group, the shipping company said in a statement.NYK and MTI previously developed a ship information management system (SIMS) that enables the gathering, monitoring, and sharing of detailed data between ship and shore. The data includes information on the operational condition and performance of oceangoing vessels.In September 2017, the four companies began a collaboration to make use of NTT edge-computing technology to develop a next-generation onboard IoT platform by adding to SIMS a new system that would enable the remote distribution and management of onboard applications from land offices. This experiment was conducted by using NTT DATA’s ANYSENSE IoT platform and the communication company’s expertise developing infrastructure that makes use of IoT solutions.As explained, the platform is also compliant with onboard IoT international standardization being devised by the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association. In addition, the gathered data can be utilized not only on board but also from an IoT open platform ShipDC, a ship data center established by Class NK.The four companies now plan to perform a proof-of-concept experiment on an oceangoing vessel operated by the NYK Group.Separately, NYK informed it agreed with the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) to collaborate in the fields of education and public relations for the purpose of human resources development in the maritime industry and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness.NYK has a number of programs to educate the next generation of seafarers, and one of those programs facilitates international student-exchanges between students at KOSEN maritime schools and the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, which NYK operates in the Philippines.In addition to the overseas exchange programs and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness, NYK plans to boost its cooperation with KOSEN to include training in Japan and overseas for teachers and students. This training will begin this summer.last_img read more