Vagrant jailed on break-and-enter/larceny charge

first_imgJunior Luther, a vagrant of no fixed place of abode, was on Friday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly on a charge of break-and-enter and larceny.It is alleged that on May 31, 2018, at Pike Street, Kitty, he broke and entered the dwelling place of Suzette Grant, and stole therefrom: one bicycle valued at $8,000, two computer speakers valued at $12,000, nine pairs of footwear valued at $200,000, and other articles valued at $30,000.The court heard that the complainant had secured her dwelling place on the day in question, and had gone to work. At 14:00h, she received a telephone call from her neighbour, informing her that the accused had broken into her home.The neighbour had also alerted the Police, and their quick response resulted in the accused being apprehended as he was leaving with a black garbage bag containing the stolen articles. Hence he was arraigned with the offence.Luther pleaded guilty to the charge, thus Magistrate Daly sentenced him to one year’s imprisonment.last_img read more

City Council to implement new revenue collection system

first_imgVendors from several markets will be engaged in a new system to pay their dues as the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) seeks to implement a new initiative to collect its revenues.According to the Council, Bourda Market will be used from Monday as a pilot to identify challenges, weaknesses, strengths and opportunities for improvement in the structure that was created. It would then be replicated in all other markets after the revision and rectification process.The Accounting Manager of the Council, John Douglas, on Friday highlighted some of the mechanisms that will be put in place to facilitate the new system.Currently, ‘revenue collectors’ from the market section would act on behalf of the Council to manoeuvre around the vendors and apply the charges on behalf of the Council and collect the revenues based on what was owed.However, to enhance the transparency and accountability of this process, this would not be done in the future. A booth was established at Regent Street and Orangewalk, where the system would be modified. Cashiers would be present at the booth while “issuers” and “verifiers” will be dispatched to the vendors.“An issuer would come towards a vendor. They would assess the goods that is on the ground and they would write what is called a ‘slip’. The vendor would be given that slip and the vendor is expected to take that slip towards the cashier booth and make his or her payments,” Douglas explained.“The verifier comes a little while after on the ground to ensure that the vendor had paid at the cashier booth and the correct amount has been paid for,” he later added.For him, this system would drive a more efficient procedure of obtaining dues from the vendors. The monies would also be obtained in a manner that is also safer for persons to deposit their cash.Presently, a new database has also been created specifically for this purpose and it is a 24-hour system.“It’s going to be betterment for both vendors and staff. It’s a more secure system and its one that involves the use of technology. When you go to the booth to make the payment at the cashier, there is a software that is built with the prices already fixed it so it eliminates the possibility of anyone varying and playing with the prices.”Meanwhile, when asked if those that were hired as revenue collectors would be sent home, Town Clerk Royston noted that they would be reclassified to suit the new available positions.The new process will commence on Monday with the ‘casual’ vendors who will be paying for their spots at the new cashiers.last_img read more

Klavan late show lifts Liverpool over Burnley

first_imgAfter a scrappy first half, Senegal winger Mane showed Liverpool can thrive without his star team-mates as he opened the scoring in the 61st minute.Mane collected Trent Alexander-Arnold’s pass and hammered home from the edge of the area for his eighth Liverpool goal this season.Burnley equalised with just three minutes left as Sam Vokes flicked on and Johann Gudmundsson pounced to slot home.But Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren headed on a free-kick four minutes into stoppage-time and Estonia defender Klavan poked home from close-range.Liverpool’s third successive win extended their unbeaten league run to 13 games as they cemented their place in the top four.The injuries to Coutinho and Salah are believed to be minor and the in-form pair are expected to have a chance of playing in Friday’s FA Cup third round tie against Merseyside rivals Everton.“A very difficult game, the weather made it so hard, windy, rainy,” Klopp said.“This is one of the toughest places to play all season. Did we deserve to win? I don’t care. We got the three points.“Six points in two days, I’ve never had that before!”At the bet365 Stadium, Stoke’s latest lacklustre display piled pressure on Hughes, whose gamble of fielding a weakened team in Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing at Chelsea proved an unwise move.Newcastle took a deserved lead in the 73rd minute when Ayoze Perez stabbed past Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland from close-range.That triggered chants for Hughes’s dismissal from Stoke fans, with a ‘Hughes out’ banner held aloft in the stands.Stoke have won once in their last six games and sit two points above the relegation zone.Asked if he feared the sack, the defiant Hughes said: “Who else is going to do it?“In terms of the knowledge of the group and the progress in my time here, I’m the best person to do it.“The players are frustrated, but that’s a consequence of the high standards I’ve set here.”– Silva arrives at last –Algeria duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani inspired Leicester’s 3-0 win over Huddersfield.Claude Puel’s side took the lead through Mahrez in the 53rd minute, the winger meeting Marc Albrighton’s cross with a well-taken volley for his eighth goal of the season.With Leicester striker Jamie Vardy sidelined by a groin injury, Islam Slimani who marked only his second league start this season with his first league goal since April — a chipped finish in the 60th minute.Leicester’s Adrien Silva came on late in the second half for his long-awaited first appearance.FIFA rejected the 28-year-old’s move from Sporting Lisbon in August when the paperwork arrived 14 seconds too late.The Portugal midfielder finally completed his move on Monday and was cheered to the rafters when he made his first appearance at the King Power Stadium.Albrighton’s 90th minute goal capped a good afternoon for Leicester, who ended a four-match winless run, while Huddersfield were beaten for the first time in five games.Callum Wilson’s second goal in three games earned Bournemouth a 2-2 draw at south coast rivals Brighton.Anthony Knockaert put Brighton ahead in the fifth minute before Steve Cook’s looping header had the visitors level in the 33rd minute.Glenn Murray restored Brighton’s lead three minutes into the second half.But Wilson rescued Bournemouth in the 79th minute with his fifth league goal of the campaign and Eddie Howe’s side are now unbeaten in their last three games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Klavan struck at the death from close range to hand Liverpool three important points in their pursuit of the top four. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – Ragnar Klavan’s last-gasp goal gave Liverpool a dramatic 2-1 win at Burnley, while Stoke manager Mark Hughes faced calls for his sacking after a 1-0 defeat against Newcastle on Monday.With Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah missing due to thigh and groin injuries respectively and Roberto Firmino left on the bench, Sadio Mane was the lone member of Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’ to start at rain-lashed Turf Moor.last_img read more


first_imgThe will of late Donegal man Hugh Green has been declared invalid by the High Court in New Zealand in a major victory for his eldest daughter in a fight for control of his $400 million empire.The late Hugh Green.Green died, aged 80, in 2012 and had been awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to philanthropy six months before he passed away.The empire he built over decades included the Hugh Green Group, a family-owned property company, and the Hugh Green Foundation, a charitable organisation that supports causes such as medical research or individuals living with disabilities or serious illness. The philanthropist’s eldest daughter, Maryanne, had been chief executive of the Green Group but she left the business in the 12 months before her father died.Hugh Green’s final will dated April 2012 – signed months before he died – added two of his five children, John and Frances Green, and lawyer Michael Fisher as executors.This small change had a big impact as the executors have power of appointment for the trusts that control the entire Green Group.The year after her father’s death Maryanne brought action in the High Court at Auckland challenging the validity of the new will. She also challenged her father appointing John, Frances and Fisher to Green Group trusts and as directors of Group companies while removing her from both of these positions.She argued he did not have the capacity to understand the effects and implications of these moves and that his exercise of power was caused by the undue influence of John and/or Fisher.QC Harry Waalkens said the decision would be appealed. Speaking on behalf of Hugh Green’s wife Moira and children Frances, John, Gerard and Eamonn he said they felt “bound to fight to see their father’s wishes respected”.In a 197-page decision released publicly today, Justice Helen Winkelmann ruled that Hugh was subject to undue influence when he executed his final will.“It follows that the will is invalid,” the judge said. Justice Winkelmann said Maryanne failed to establish that her father lacked capacity when exercising powers to appoint John, Frances and Fisher as trustees or directors and removing her.But the judge found that when Hugh removed Maryanne as a trustee and voted to remove her as a director he was subject to undue influence by his son John “such that he was not exercising his own free will when exercising those powers and making those decisions”.This was also the case when Hugh appointed Fisher as a trustee and voted to appoint him as a director, she said.The judge also said that resolutions by three trusts appointing John and Frances as directors were not validly passed. “I have also held that grounds are made out for the removal of John and Frances as trustees on the grounds that the level of hostility they feel and exhibit toward Maryanne and [her daughter] Alice is sufficient to undermine the execution of the trusts for the benefit of all beneficiaries,” Justice Winkelmann said.The practical effect of these findings are expected to be known when Justice Winkelmann releases a set of orders that were discussed in the High Court at Auckland this week.WILL OF LATE DONEGAL MILLIONAIRE HUGH GREEN DECLARED INVALID was last modified: June 29th, 2015 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:donegalHugh GreenNew Zealandwilllast_img read more

Spain star to spark £9m transfer fight between Liverpool, Man United and Spurs

first_imgLiverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham have all been put on alert after reports in Spain claim Barcelona have told Marc Bartra that he will be sold this summer.The Spain defender has struggled to break into the Barca first team in recent seasons and has been restricted to just 13 La Liga appearances this term.Now, according to Marca, Barcelona have informed Bartra he is free to leave the Nou Camp this summer.Liverpool, United and Spurs have all expressed an interest in Bartra in the past and are expected to make contact with the La Liga giants at the end of the season, with a fee of around £9m reported to be enough to broker a deal.However, given the fact that Bartra is a product of Barca’s youth academy, the Catalans may decide to insert a buy-back clause in any deal for the 25-year-old. 1 Marc Bartra in action for Barcelona last_img read more


first_imgAmy Boyle Carr celebrates her goal against Tipperary in the All-Ireland final. The replay is this Saturday in Tuam. Pic Gabrielle GallagherBY PADDY WALSH:NOW THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL A PROVINCIAL FINAL…Advance notice to the footballers – and probably more significant the management teams – of Donegal and Monaghan. How about an Ulster Final equal to the thrills and skills of the Munster equivalent? What a match that was – the fierce old rivals of Kerry and Cork going at it from the start and no quarters asked up until that astonishing late point from corner back, Fionn Fitzgerald, that earned the All-Ireland champions a replay.Physical it may have been at times –  isn’t that the very nature of the game? – with a couple of black cards brandished but it made for great viewing on Sunday afternoon. And a bit of controversy to add to the whole mix.“Paudi wouldn’t know a penalty from his arse,” the man with the sharpened tonque, Joe Brolly, summed up the awarding of the crucial dead baller that brought Kerry level in the 52nd minute.The Paudi in question was Armagh referee, Hughes, who somehow spotted an infringement when Mark Collins and James O’Donoghue tangled in the square. Penalty to the Kingdom, insisted the man who seemingly failed anatomy science at school and O’Donoghue stepped up to slot the ball home. A replay beckons on Saturday week at Fitzgerald Stadium – bring it on and let’s have some more of what we had last weekend.  And hopefully the two Ulster Finalists who will be facing up to one another on the following day will be taking due note.MILE CHALLENGE BACK ON TRACKInternational athletics makes its return to Donegal this weekend with the hosting of the third Letterkenny A.C. Sub 4- Minute Mile challenge.History was made at the Danny McDaid track at the Aura Leisure Centre last year when Mexico’s Juan Luis Barrios became the first athlete to break the four minute mile in this county with a time of 3:59.42.Another class field will attempt the feat on Friday night with athletes from as far away as Canada, New Zealand, Uganda, and South Africa (and that’s only a handful of the countries involved) joining in the star-studded line-up that will put both international and local on the same track. A whole series of events feature on the programme which gets underway at 7.p.m.We often complain about having to travel to the bigger centres such as Dublin for our sporting fixes. Complain no more for here we have a quality field of athletes right on our very own doorstep ready to enthral and entertain in equal measure.I didn’t think the size of the attendance last year matched the occasion. Surely this time out, with the quality of international participants in the line-ups, there’ll be no problem packing out the venue.ALL-IRELAND FINAL (PART TWO) To concede two late goals that prevent you from there and then carting home an All-Ireland title is almost as deflating as a flat tyre. Almost, I say, because the members of the under-14 girls Donegal squad don’t appear to do deflation even if the bus that was taking them back home late on Saturday evening did (get a flat tyre that is).They had watched close neighbours Derry succumb to a late flurry of scores against Limerick in the Under-14 C Final just when the Oak Leafers looked to have the game wrapped up.And when they took to the field in the sublime (sic!) surroundings of Ballymahon’s G.A.A. grounds  – no facilities to talk about and the subject of respective complaints by both the Tipperary and Donegal County Boards – and found themselves 2-2 down to 0-1 in the space of the opening few minutes, it appeared the Donegal girls would also be returning to the North-West with that empty feeling endured by all losing finalists.Inspired by their captain, Marie Creedon – playing in Neil Gallagher’s position and almost as big as him – Tipperary appeared as if they were coasting to the comfort zone only this Donegal team know how to react to poor starts. And back they came to go in at half-time two points clear and go on and dominate for long spells of the second period thanks to a powerhouse performance, not least from player of the match, Amy Boyle Carr.Those two late goals – the first a driven effort from a free and the second a scrambled poke home – ultimately denied Greg Harkin’s team of glory last Saturday.But they get another opportunity in the replay this Saturday at Tuam Stadium (throw-in 2.30.p.m.) to Tipp the title in their favour.Some players wait a lifetime and never get to play in an All-Ireland Final – many of these girls will now be playing in two. But surely those at the helm at Croke Park could have chosen a much more suitable ground for such an occasion.An All-Ireland final at any age or gender level deserves a decent venue and hopefully Tuam will provide it in the way Ballymahon didn’t. And hopefully Donegal will be leaving it with the trophy denied them at the very finish last weekend.THE BONAGEE BLASTERSo does Mickey Funston ever do tap-ins? No, would appear to be the answer. Three goals to his name this season to date and not a turkey among them.Each of them instead sharing the terms brilliant and spectacular.His latest against Cabinteely on Friday. A Finn Park attendance lulled out of any apathy they might have been feeling at the comparatively poor fare in front of them by the sight of the Letterkenny man taking aim from close to 40 yards out and sending a swerving shot beyond the despairing grasp of Evan Whelan in the visiting goals. Grasp? He hardly moved except to turn his head and watch in grudging admiration as the ball flew into the net.What do they be feeding them out there in Bonagee?Keep ‘em coming, Mickey, but as for the Harps performance in general, it was, ironically, the lamest out of their past five matches, four of which ended in defeats.A nervy display overall so much so that we could almost see another Cabinteely leveller deep into stoppage time as was the case when the sides met in Dublin in early May.But Funston’s flyer proved enough to stop that recent rot of results and Harps will travel to bottom side, Waterford United, this Friday night in a bid to start another unbeaten run.They’ll do so with new signings, Nathan Boyle and Kieran McDaid in the ranks – both of whom made lively second half appearances against Cabinteely from the bench.Goals from Damian McNulty and Gareth Harkin helped Ollie Horgan’s men to a 2-0 win in Waterford four games into the season. A repeat will do just nicely as Harps look to catch Wexford Youths again and retain that four point gap on U.C.D.The students were the only League of Ireland outfit to record a victory in European football last week showing that the First Division isn’t quite the bogland some pundits claim it to be.And, of course, the L.O.I. Premier League doesn’t have anyone who can strike a ball like Mickey Funston…BONES AND BREAKFASTIn a trailer for last week’s R.T.E. special on Italia 90, the camera zoomed in on a sea of suits in the stand watching one of the Ireland games. And somehow this pair of eyes caught sight of him immediately. A man who truly belonged in such company. A man who might have taken over Sepp Blatter’s role – the latter sitting nearby in another suit – had he got the chance. A man who revelled in his presence at such high profile sports events. A man who, if you’ll remember, shared the platform in Paris on that famous day back in 1987 when our own Stephen Roche was accepting the laurels as winner of the Tour de France.A man who, in short, was never far away from the truly big occasions.Ah yes, you’ll know him by now. One Charles J. Haughey. The one and only Charles J. Haughey.He featured again on a T.V. programme last week detailing the life and sporting times of the great Kerry footballer, Paidi O Se, and one particular story stands out as recalled by the former Kerry chairman, Sean Walsh.O’Se and he were in Haughey’s home in Kinsealy having breakfast. The then Taoiseach was on crutches having broken his ankle after a horse riding accident. “Paidi, did you break any bones in your playing career?,” Haughey asked.“Oh no, Taoiseach, none of my own!,” the then King of Kerry snapped back.I’d say that was some breakfast.TEE AND STRAWBERRIES FOR PAULA little piece of Donegal at Wimbledon this week. And while it irks the hell out of me when the B.B.C. cameras every so often pick out the rich and famous in the crowd – Stephen Fry and Richard Branson spotted yesterday –  (the very same rich and famous who are invited along for free while they can well afford the entrance admission), I never mind so much when it’s actually sportspeople watching on.And during the meeting of the Williams sisters on Monday afternoon, there was our very own – or close to our very own – Paul McGinley, complete with shades, taking in the action, and no doubt wondering what sort of power Serena or Venus could manage with a tee shot off the fifth at Dunfanaghy.Highlight of the week so far at the world’s premier lawn tennis tournament? Some great matches but for me it was the one involving Australian Nick Kyrgios.In an era of the sport when it is lacking the likes of your McEnroes and Connors and the passion they brought to every game, it was almost enhancing to see Kyrgios throw some rattles out of the pram.In his clash with Richard Gasquet, he was given a formal warning by the British umpire, James Keothavong, after using a swear word or two. Immediate code violation for what was called audible obscenity.Then he opted to huff his way through the third game of the second set, allowing two serves from his opponent pass him by without so much as moving his feet.And after that he attempted to change his footwear as the umpire persuaded him to get back on court again. “Richard, I’m just changing my socks,” Kyrgios loudly declared to his rival. Sock it to him, Nicky boy.Ah, they don’t make them like him anymore. Or, they do, but not enough of them.Later on the B.B.C. highlights programme, John McEnroe – a man who knew how to throw a tantrum or ten – reacted to his fellow pundit, Tracy Austin, who was lauding the awarding of a code violation to the Aussie for swearing. “There are kids out there – you can’t have that….”, she insisted.“You wouldn’t have any sports if you banned swearing,” McEnroe maintained.Too **/**^!+*** true.COLD COMFORT – NOT!Any out and out feminists out there, please look away now. Actually, no, keep on reading, for the truth must be confronted no matter how uncomfortable.On the subject of uncomfortable, the opening week of Wimbledon saw temperatures soar to 41 degrees at one stage. Cue, the decision of the organisers to allow players a ten-minute break out of the searing sun during matches. Not all players, it should be stressed. Just the female variety.As for the men? They were obliged to carry on regardless as the sweat seeped into and out of their shirts and shorts. No breaks for them apart from the brief traditional interlude after every two games.The supreme irony of it all is that the male players can often find themselves going through a full five sets while the women are restricted to, at the very most, three.For which they are paid equal amounts of prizemoney, it should be added.Two bones of contention there for the price of one.Time to kick up an almighty racket about it and turn the heat on those who make these crazy decisions.SOLO RUNSThe only thing missing from the Womens’ World Cup, which ended in the late hours of last Monday morning, was a Republic of Ireland team.Apart from that it was an outstanding tournament and featured some – though not all – outstanding matches, the pick of which, to my mind, was the quarter-final meeting of France and Germany. The French played the best football of the tournament but ultimately went out on a penalty shoot-out against the past masters of the spot-kick showdown.Striker of the tournament had to be Carli Lloyd who netted a quick-fire hat-trick in the U.S.A.’s 5-2 defeat of Japan in the Final.England’s Karen Bardsley (the B.B.C. commentators kept reminding us of the English born managers of other teams in the competition but neglected to tell us that Bardsley was native of California) was one of the best goalkeepers at the tournament but was shaded by America’s netminder, Hope Solo, who – and her personal life would also merit it – with a name like that could be the subject of a Hollywood film.I believe her grandfather, Napoleon, used to be in ‘The Man From Uncle’.TITLE DEFENCE ON THE BACK FOOTAs a young fellow – certainly a lot younger than I am now – I engaged in a lot of kickabouts with friends.None of them, it has to be said, ever kept me out of the British Open though that may have had to do with (a) the failure to rupture my ankle ligaments and (b) the fact that I didn’t play golf. Oh, and (c), the even more pertinent fact that I couldn’t have sunk a four inch putt for love or money (and those pro golfers apparently get a lot of both).Anyway, the boy Rory looks like he’s going to be, at best, hobbling around on crutches – two irons – at St. Andrew’s next week but not participating in the event itself.Unless…..unless the Belfast Telegraph newspaper and the healing power of mentalist, David Meade, can repair the injury in double quick time.Tuesday’s edition of the paper featured a photo image of McIlroy’s ankle and advised readers to collectively place their hands on a specially drawn out sketch at noon yesterday to help send positive vibes to the stricken golfer. Telegraphing them in other words.Will it work? It will my foot. Or even his foot.PADDY WALSH ON WEDNESDAY: MUNSTER MONSTERS, THE BONAGEE BLASTER AND 2 ALL-IRELAND FINALS FOR THE GIRLS was last modified: July 8th, 2015 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:CorkdonegalKerrymile challengeMonaghanPaddy Walshsports columnlast_img read more

Celtic and Rangers in transfer fight, Hibs snub McGinn bid, Morelos to Turkey?

first_imgHibernian have rejected Celtic’s opening £1.5million offer for John McGinn but the Parkhead club are expected to return with an improved bid for the 23-year-old. McGinn is about to enter the final year of his contract at Easter Road and has already been the subject of failed approaches from Ipswich and Nottingham Forest. (Daily Mail)Brendan Rodgers has revealed Dorus de Vries could leave Celtic this summer. The 37-year-old Dutch goalkeeper missed the Hoops’ Austrian training camp due to a coaching course with the Welsh FA. De Vries is behind Craig Gordon and Scott Bain in the pecking order and could move on. (Scottish Sun)Fenerbahce chief Damien Comolli is in Glasgow trying to thrash out a deal for Alfredo Morelos. The Colombian striker ended the season as Rangers’ top goalscorer and is also on the radar of Besiktas. (Scottish Sun) Alfredo Morelos scored 18 goals for Rangers last season 2 Here’s a round-up of all the top Scottish football-related transfer rumours and news…Brendan Rodgers is ready to do battle with Steven Gerrard for one of Liverpool’s brightest young talents. Newly-appointed Rangers boss Gerrard wants to raid his former club for Harry Wilson, whom he knows well from his time as the Merseyside club’s Under-18s coach. But Celtic counterpart Rodgers has now joined the chase for the Welsh winger, who starred on loan at Hull City last season. (talkSPORT) Brighton have confirmed ex-Hearts kid Marc Leonard is among 11 starlets who have signed scholarships with them. Leonard has penned an initial youth contract which will then be upgraded to a professional deal when he turns 17 in December. (Scottish Sun)Stuart Findlay has agreed a two-year deal to rejoin Kilmarnock. The ex-Celtic kid had a successful loan stint at Rugby Park last season from Newcastle United. (Scottish Sun)Bournemouth striker Mikael Ndjoli could be set to join Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on loan. Talks have been held over a temporary switch for the 19-year-old, who last month signed a new deal at Vitality Stadium. (Bournemouth Echo) Harry Wilson in action for Hull last season 2last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2014 SESSION OF THEIR SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF CONCERTS IN CONWAL PARISH CHURCHStarting on Sunday 26th January, the Donegal Chamber Music Society will present the first of five concerts during the first half of this year as part of “Sundays in Conwal 2014”.The opening concert will be played by the accomplished Donegal Camerata, the resident ensemble of this third series of concerts. An International Ensemble of professional players based in Donegal, the Donegal Camerata will continue their eclectic and attractive chamber music recitals, offering a program with cardinal works from the string repertoire along with some pieces in a more light-entertainment vein.For the first recital of the year they will present music by W.A. Mozart, P. I. Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk and Béla Bartók. As before, in each concert they will present a new work by an Irish Contemporary Composer. The work chosen from the Contemporary Music Centre Library for this recital will be a piece related to Donegal, Ian Wilson’s An tIarthar, composed in 2010 for the Donegal Chamber Orchestra.As well the Donegal Camerata String Ensemble, other artists will be appearing in “Sundays in Conwal 2014”. Some have already been confirmed; the Donegal Chamber Orchestra offering concerts in February and June.Donegal Chamber Music Society has been presenting concerts in Donegal since 2009, working with other cultural institutions both locally and nationwide with the aim of fostering an appreciation of Classical Music in the County. The Society collaborates regularly with Donegal County Council, Music Network, Donegal Music Education Partnership, the University of Ulster and the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland. Their committee (Chairperson Graham Harrison) would like to acknowledge the inestimable collaboration of Canon Stewart Wright and the Select Vestry for their concerts in Conwal Church. With some exceptions, “Sundays in Conwal 2014” take place mostly on the 4th Sunday of each month at 3pm. Music lovers in Donegal may like to make a note of these dates: January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd, May 11th and June 22nd.“Sundays in Conwal 2014” 1st Concert26th January, 3pm. Conwal Church. LetterkennyDONEGAL CAMERATA String QuintetProgramme W.A. Mozart (1756-1791): Divertimento in F Major, K. 138/125c (1772)P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 (1871)Ian Wilson (b.1964): An tIarthar (2010) (CMC)Louis Laporte (ca.1850 – 1922): Intermède-pizzicato for string quintet (1901) Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Slavonic Dance in e minor, No. 2 Op. 72 (1886-7)Josef Suk (1874-1935): Ella-Polka (1909) from EpisodesBéla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Folk Dances (1917) Sz. 68 BB 76Admission €10/5. Tickets will be available at the doorGLORIOUS MUSICAL SUNDAYS SET FOR RETURN TO CONWAL was last modified: January 20th, 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:camerataConwal Parish Churchdonegal chamber orchestraGLORIOUS MUSICAL SUNDAYS SET FOR RETURN TO CONWALlast_img read more

Softball Starts MVC Tournament Action Friday

first_img PEORIA, Ill. – The Drake University softball team starts play at the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Friday morning at 11 a.m. on ESPN+ in the first semifinal at Louisville Slugger Complex. Drake (40-14), which is the defending tournament champion, will play the winner of Thursday’s 4 p.m. quarterfinal contest between No. 4 Bradley versus No. 5 Missouri State or No. 9 Indiana State. The Bulldogs earned the top seed for this year with its fourth MVC Regular Season title and second-straight (1993, 2015, 2018, 2019). ESPN+ Live Stats Drake is trying to win its fifth MVC tournament title in school history (1993, 1994, 2008, 2018). The Bulldogs claimed last year’s title on their home field to earn the program’s third NCAA Tournament trip. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs earned national recognition with the program’s first-ever rankings. Drake, which had received votes throughout the season, is ranked No. 25 in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 and the Softball Top 25. The team is also ranked No. 24 in softball’s newest top 25 poll published by Softball America, which is the first year for that poll. Story Links 2019 MVC Softball Championship Bracket This season, Drake reached for 40 wins for the second-straight year with its regular season finale victory over Evansville on May 4. It is the first time the program has recorded consecutive 40 wins seasons. The Bulldogs also matched their league-record for MVC wins with 24 (24-2). They matched last season’s team that went 45-12 overall with a 24-1 mark in league action. The winner of Friday’s semifinal game will advance to Saturday’s title game. First pitch Saturday is set for 1 p.m. and the championship will be streamed on ESPN+. The winner of the MVC’s four-day tournament earns the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgOfficials at Maginn Park have deemed the pitch unplayable.The match between Finn Harps FC and the Inishowen League’s representative side has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions currently sweeping across Donegal.The match was supposed to take place tonight at 7.30pm at Maginn Park, Buncrana.However, due to the inclement weather conditions officials have swiftly to postpone the match. The match has now been re-scheduled and will be played on Tuesday 10th of February at the same venue.It’s a blow for Ollie Horgan as he prepares to take his side to Roscommon this Saturday morning to take on Cork City.Harps have played USL sides Cockhill Celtic and Letterkenny Rovers in friendly matches so far, but both games were played on the astro-turf at the AURA Leisure Centre.90 minutes on grass would have been welcomed by Horgan and his squad ahead of their match with Cork City. FINN HARPS PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY WITH INISHOWEN LEAGUE POSTPONED DUE TO POOR WEATHER was last modified: January 28th, 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:buncranaFinn Harps FCMaginn ParkMatchnewsOFFOllie HorganSportlast_img read more