‘We are a dynasty’, says JC Principal at Manning Cup celebration

first_imgIn what they charge to be the new home of their recently retained ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup title, three-time consecutive holders Jamaica College celebrated fervently at their morning devotion inside the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at 189 Old Hope Road yesterday.The victory was described as their sweetest, as administrative staff, players and well-wishers gushed, clapped, cheered and sang loudly.JC triumphed over perennial rivals St George’s College in a very close 1-0 match at Sabina Park, St George’s backyard, last Saturday.”We gathered at the school a couple Mondays ago to do some reflection. The Griffin (JC crest) was wounded, but the Griffin has risen again,” said principal Ruel Reid.His team had recently been thrashed 4-0 by St George’s in the FLOW Super Cup.However, JC emphatically rebounded to defeat their rivals on Saturday courtesy of Donovan Dawkins’ 88th-minute goal.”This is one of my proudest moments as principal of this great institution. For 33 years, JC had not won the Manning Cup. Since 2007, we have been to seven semi-finals, six finals and won five championships,” Reid said to resounding applause and cheers.”We are a dynasty. We are gonna make history. It’s gonna be a long, long, long time before anybody beats us,” he warned.”One College, the ‘True Blue’ College, has risen victorious,” he added in obvious reference to the shade of similar colours among the combatants – with JC referred to as the ‘Dark Blues’ and St George’s, the ‘Light Blues’.Amid the euphoric celebrations, captain Allando Brown paraded his team on the platform, where they held the trophy aloft.Citing Psalm 136, Vice-Principal Rohan Wong told the audience: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.”The Lord redeemed us in the final and gave us victory over St George’s College. His love endures forever,” Wong continued.Michael Bernard, chairman of the school board, said: “No mishap can allow us to believe that St George’s College was better than us. We have not lost a Manning Cup in three years. We are the defending champions. St George’s lost two Manning Cup games this year before meeting us in the final. How could they be better than us?” he questioned, to rapturous applause.Team manager Ian Forbes believes JC celebrated not only a trophy, but the emphatic way in which it was done, without losing a Manning Cup game since 2012.”This is our sweetest one to date. Three straight hasn’t been done in 52 years, and after being buried by a lot of persons, we found the resilience and determination and discipline to beat a team that many said were unbeatable,” Forbes told The Gleaner.shayne.fairman@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Private sector to benefit from training at Centre of Excellence

first_imgMembers of the private sector will soon be able to benefit from the training provided by the Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT).Students in a classroom in the Centre for Excellence in Information TechnologyThis was disclosed by Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes during an interview with the Department of Public Information.According to the Minister, currently, only members of the public sector benefit from the programmes offered by the CEIT. These include JAVA Programming, Data Communication & Networking, and Advanced Web Technologies among several others.“I am happy to say that we are now in discussion with the Indian Government and we are going to make the facility and the training opportunities also open to those persons in the private sector”.Highlighting the importance of the facility, Minister Hughes said “we are working to incorporate the use of technology more into the way we conduct business in Guyana; the way the Government operates. Therefore, the Centre of Excellence is key to ensuring that we can train people”.The CEIT is a centre of academic engagement and excellence and the Government’s leading provider of research-informed ICT education and projects for the public sector. The facility is just one of the many efforts by the Ministry of Public Telecommunications aimed at promoting the use of technology in Guyana.last_img read more

$8B in rates and taxes owed to City Hall – Mayor

first_imgThe Mayor and City Council of Georgetown on Wednesday disclosed that businesses in Georgetown owe City Hall over $8 billion in rates and taxes.Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine made this announcement at a press conference on Thursday at his office.Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine“I am appealing to the public, to the businesses, even residents who owe us millions, come in to us let us deal with these matters,” he said.The Mayor is urging the defaulters to pay up so that the work of City Hall can be less strenuous while noting that City Hall will be imploring legal actions if businesses do not settle their accounts.“There are other businesses, huge businesses in the city that owe taxes and not coming to us and we would not take this easily,” he revealed.Earlier this year, the Mayor and City Council launched a unit to recover some $8.4 billion in rates and taxes owed to the Council but that unit seems not to be working as businesses continue to owe the Council a large sum of money.In addition, based on a recommendation of the Commission of Inquiry into the City Council earlier this year, the City Treasurer related that the Council will put new measures in place to properly account for financial statements to ensure that accountability, transparency, and integrity are achieved in exchange for payment of taxes and provision of services by the City Council.With the establishment of a Tender Committee, the Georgetown City Council had intended to come clean with its new accounting mechanisms and procedures but with all these measures being implored, the efforts to get payments from defaulters continues to be a major issue at the Mayor and City Council.last_img read more

Canfor announces curtailment of Taylor Pulp Mill

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Canfor has announced temporary curtailments at its facility in Taylor, B.C.The BCTMP mill in Taylor will be temporarily curtailing operations from June 29 through to August 5, 2019 due to a combination of weaker market conditions and short-term fibre constraints resulting from industry-wide sawmill curtailments in the BC Interior.The curtailment will reduce Canfor Pulp’s production output by approximately 25,000 tonnes of BCTMP.- Advertisement -Canfor Pulp has three northern bleached softwood kraft pulp mills, one BCTMP mill, and one kraft paper mill in BC.last_img

It’s one happy family in `Big Love’

first_imgJeanne Tripplehorn and I chatted this week at the Chateau Marmont and recalled a telephone interview we had done a few summers earlier for a magazine piece on the “Big Love” star. “I had so much caffeine that day,” she said a bit apologetically. “I think I was talking a mile a minute.” She was a great interview and had at that time recently debuted in the hit HBO series, on which she plays one of Bill Paxton’s three wives in this drama about a family that practices a type of polygamy. Jeanne burst onto the scene in the first half of the 1990s in a succession of high-profile movies: “Basic Instinct,” “The Firm” and “Waterworld.” She went on to other films, took some time off to raise her son and is now back in a big way as Barb Henrickson, Paxton’s “first wife.” Ginnifer Goodwin and Chloe Sevigny play the other wives. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“I am all-across-the-board happy with this job because I love going to work and I love working with Ginny and Chloe. We stay in touch. I think it shows and I think people pick that up. I don’t think we could do it if we didn’t relate to each other and have great chemistry and a great rapport.” The show was due to begin filming its third season soon but the writers strike has postponed production. “I knew there was no way were were going to be able to get around the strike,” she said. “A lot of shows were stockpiling scripts but we just couldn’t do that. They are writing literally until right before we step in front of the camera. … I think that’s what makes it so palpable and tense because, as actors, it keeps us on our toes.” Jeanne recently completed her role as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the film version of “Grey Gardens” about the former first lady’s aunt and first cousin who lived together in a 28-room mansion in squalor and almost total isolation. “(`Big Love’) is opening me up to more roles and more opportunities,” she said. “But I’m completely satiated creatively working on `Big Love.’ If I didn’t do anything else the rest of the year, I’m more than happy.” Alba will take on the role of mother Jessica Alba, whose most recent film, “Awake,” did a big belly flop at the box office, will be getting a big belly herself in the coming months. The actress and her boyfriend, Cash Warren, are gonna be parents. According to People.com, the couple are expecting a baby in late spring, early summer. The pregnancy will likely result in Alba postponing what was to be her Broadway debut next summer in a revival of playwright David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow.” Britney calls in sick on deposition day Well, let’s hope motherhood goes smoother for Alba than it has for Britney Spears. Yes, it’s time for As Britney’s World Turns. On Wednesday, our damsel of a mess was supposed to meet with ex-hubby Kevin Federline’s attorney to give a deposition. But Britney did not show up, claiming illness, according to TMZ.com. The ladies of “The View” discussed Britney and her Starbucks habit. My ears perked up thinking perhaps they read this column’s Tuesday item on the Brit ban from at least one L.A. Starbucks. But no, one of them said she read that Britney’s diet of Starbucks Frappuccino and cigarettes is making her sick. So maybe that’s why she missed the depo. A Mocha Frap overdose! For more celebrity news, go to blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe and blogs.dailynews.com/outinhollywood160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

NOW IS THE TIME TO LEARN TO SWIM AT THE AURA LEISURE CENTRE

first_imgLearning how to swim can be a daunting task, as well as a fulfilling one. We can’t swim those lengths for you, but we can be there every stroke of the way to teach, guide and support. So whether you are a child or an adult, you will be taught and assisted by Aura’s highly skilled and professional swim teachers.We love to teach people how to swim! Our new term of 8 weeks is starting on Thursday 28th with lessons running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and Saturdays, there’s a day to suit everyone.We have made some changes for this new term that we believe will make the lessons more fun for the kids, and they will get more out of them too!Some of these changes include reduced class sizes so the kids get more time in the water and more one-on-one time with their teacher, we are now offering a 10% discount on two or more kids, and we have introduced later weekday classes to accommodate busy mums and dads!Speaking of Mums and Dads, Aura host excellent adult lessons, it’s never too late to learn to swim! With swim baby, swim tots, and rookie lifeguard also available, we cater for every age and level….We offer free swim assessments for adults and kids alike to see what level you would start at.Due to the reduced class sizes places are limited so call today to book your spot! Call Aura leisure centre on 0749106422.NOW IS THE TIME TO LEARN TO SWIM AT THE AURA LEISURE CENTRE was last modified: April 15th, 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:Aura Leisure CentredonegalSWIMMINGlast_img read more

Donegal Parish Church to reopen following devastating Christmas Day lightning strike

first_imgDonegal Parish Church is set to reopen next Sunday after being closed for almost two months after a lightning strike on Christmas Day.It cost almost €20,000 to repair the significant amount of damage caused to the church, with electrical circuits being blown out, floodlights being smashed, and bricks being blasted from path walls leading to the church door. The church had to be completely re-wired, and they had to replace their sound system, on top of clearing up the destruction the storm left in its wake.A service will be held next Sunday the 26th of February at 11am. “We’re pleased the repair work is nearing completion,” the Rector, Ven. David Huss says, “and we’re really looking forward to getting back into the church.”“Thanks to the hard work of our parishioners and the efficiency of our contractors we’ll be able to move into the church again on Sunday week,” Archdeacon Huss says.“We’ve been enjoying having our services in the parish hall, but it’s been a bit of a squeeze. So we’re really looking forward to getting back in, and getting a bit more space again. I’m anticipating a great atmosphere at our Thanksgiving and Reopening Service.”Donegal Parish Church to reopen following devastating Christmas Day lightning strike was last modified: February 18th, 2017 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:Christmas Daydonegal parish churchlightning strikelast_img read more

France 3-2 England: Three Lions stars rated and slated

first_img 15 Substitute: Jack Butland – 6 – Replaced Heaton at half-time, and made his first clear save just before the 65-minute mark – expertly keeping out Mbappe from close range. Was unfortunate to be beaten by a superb Dembele strike. Tom Heaton – 6 – click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s England player ratings – Did well to save Giroud’s header, though diverted the ball straight at Umtiti to score. Also saved well from Mbappe and Dembele – but saw Sidibe fire past him just before the break. Kieran Trippier – 7 – Played one glorious pass through to Sterling which should have resulted in a goal, and continued to provide a driving presence down the right flank – and left at times – until he was taken off. 15 15 Raheem Sterling – 7 – His wonderful touch led to the opening goal, though his decision making in the final third continues to let him down; he wasted one fine shooting chance. Looks most dangerous when running from deep, with the France defence backtracking in fear. 15 England ended the 2016/17 season with a defeat, losing to France in Paris.Harry Kane scored twice for the visitors, but France, despite being reduced to 10 men, managed to net three of their own to claim victory.Kane opened the scoring in the ninth minute, though Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe put the hosts ahead by half-time.Three minutes after the restart the Three Lions were level, Kane converting a penalty awarded by the VAR – which also saw Raphael Varane dismissed after being shown a straight red card.But with just over 10 minutes remaining, Ousmane Dembele fired past Jack Butland to put France into a lead which they never gave up.So it was another loss for England, but just how did Gareth Southgate’s men perform at the Stade de France?Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s England player ratings… 15 15 Substitute: Adam Lallana – 5 – Offered very little when introduced, with France dominating the game. Harsh to judge Lallana on this performance. 15 15 15 15 Phil Jones – 7 – Swept up well at the back, and did well to consistently clean up after errors from Stones and Cahill. However, he was caught out of position and looked lost for both France goals, with his positioning letting him down. 15 15 15 Eric Dier – 5 – Expected to sit in front of the defence, Dier kept showing up in attacking positions without contributing much of note. He was the main reason England kept losing their shape and struggled to cope with France’s dominating midfield. Ryan Bertrand – 7 – Played the cross which Kane converted to open the scoring, and ensured play was stretched when England attacked. Playing in such an attacking role meant Bertrand was occasionally caught out of position when France broke forward. 15 15 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6 – Meant to provide a driving presence in midfield, but failed to offer anything with the ball. His passing was dire, and he was too often overrun by the France front six. He improved in the second half, but the game just seemed to pass him by. Harry Kane – 7 – Opened the scoring with a neat close-range finish, and converted a powerful penalty to make it 2-2. Despite his goalscoring talents he provided little else in the all-round game and appeared cut off from his teammates Gary Cahill – 5 – Beaten by Giroud in the area for the header which led to Umtiti’s goal, though not entirely at fault as neither Stones nor Jones were picking the striker up. Very lucky not to give away a penalty on Pogba. A rather pedestrian showing from Cahill. John Stones – 5 – Beaten far too easily by Dembele in the run up to France’s second goal, and looked nervous with the ball at his feet when put under pressure. He still seems to be learning the defensive game at the elite level. Substitute: Kyle Walker – 6 – Brought on for Bertrand, Walker filled in on the left. He fulfilled much the same role as the man he replaced, though did not attack as much. Was solid defensively, and moved into a flat back four with ease. Dele Alli – 6 – Found space well in the final third, and his wonderful pass led to the first goal. A direct run from midfield won the penalty which Kane converted early in the second half. Substitute: Aaron Cresswell – NAlast_img read more

DONEGAL GET NINE ALL-STAR NOMINATIONS

first_imgDonegal has received no less than nine nominations in a list of 45 nominees for this year’s All-Star Football team.Neil McGee nominated for Player of the YearPaul Durcan, Eamonn McGee, Neil McGee, Frank McGlynn, Odhran MacNiallais, Neil Gallagher, Ryan McHugh, Michael Murphy and Paddy McBrearty are also nominated.Predictably, All-Ireland champions Kerry lead the nominations with 11 hopefuls while Dublin join Donegal in having nine contenders. Donegal defender Neil McGee is among the three nominees for the player of the year award with Kerry’s O’Donoghue and Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly the other contenders.The beaten All-Ireland finalists have two nominees for the young player award with McHugh and McBrearty in contention along with Galway’s Shane Walsh.2014 All-Star Nominees GoalkeepersPaul Durcan (Donegal), Rory Beggan (Monaghan), Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)FullbacksFionn Fitzgerald (Kerry), Keith Higgins (Mayo), Éamonn McGee (Donegal), Neil McGee (Donegal), Andy Mallon (Armagh), Rory O’Carroll (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin), Paul Murphy (Kerry), Drew Wylie (Monaghan)Half-backsAidan O’Mahony (Kerry), Peter Crowley (Kerry), James McCarthy (Dublin), Frank McGlynn (Donegal), Dessie Mone (Monaghan), Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary), Colm Boyle (Mayo), Lee Keegan (Mayo) MidfieldNeil Gallagher (Donegal), Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin), Odhran MacNiallais (Donegal), Anthony Maher (Kerry), David Moran (Kerry), Séamus O’Shea (Mayo)Half forwardsJohnny Buckley (Kerry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Paul Flynn (Dublin), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Ryan McHugh (Donegal), Michael Murphy (Donegal), Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry), Shane Walsh (Galway), Mark Lynch (Derry) Full forwardsKieran Donaghy (Kerry), Paul Geaney (Kerry), Conor McManus (Monaghan), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Brian Hurley (Cork), Kevin McManamon (Dublin), Tony Kernan (Armagh), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)Young Player of the Year NominationsRyan McHugh (Donegal), Shane Walsh (Galway), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)Player of the Year NominationsJames O’Donoghue (Kerry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Neil McGee (Donegal)DONEGAL GET NINE ALL-STAR NOMINATIONS was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:all starsdonegallast_img read more

DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW FOR NOVEMBER SEES TERMON LADIES END YEAR ON A HIGH

first_imgThe victorious Termon ladies.As the year draws to a close the Donegal Sports Star Awards committee monthly review for November highlights many more successes for the county with the history making Termon Ladies side who won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Club title heading the list.Others to receive national recognition last month were Mark English and Karl Griffin who won their respective senior and junior Irish ‘Athlete of the Year’ awards last month.Also expected to be among the nominees for the Donegal Sports Star Awards at the end of January is 12-year-old Marykate Finnegan from Rossnowlagh who won three gold and a silver medal at the WTKA-WKA Unified World Championships in Carrara, Italy. Other highlights from November include Illies Golden Gloves club woman Sadie Duffy who was a judge at the World Elite Women’s Boxing Championships in South Korea and in the ring Twin Towns BC’s Donna Barr won her third national title. Four members of the Magee family helped Ireland qualify for the European Mixed Team Badminton Championships while in motorsport Pettigo’s Kevin Eves was shortlisted for the Billy Coleman Award. Three former Donegal Sports Star Award winners also hit the headlines with national awards going to Triathlete Aidan Callaghan and Triona McMenamin (water sport) while Pauric McKinney was honoured for becoming the first male to complete 25 consecutive Irish Cross-Country Final races. All are again expected to be in contention when the 39th annual awards take place on Friday January 30th.The Termon senior ladies side made history by becoming the first team male or female from the county to win an All-Ireland club adult title after a brilliant second half performance against Cork side Mourneabbey in the final in Tuam where ‘Player of the Match’ Geraldine McLaughlin scored 3-8 in the 3-12 to 1-13 victory. It was a marvelous month for Termon who had defeated the mighty Donaghmoyne in the Ulster Final and Killerin-Clonberne (Galway) in the All-Ireland semi-final. After that game McLaughlin and full-back Emer Gallagher were named on the Gaelic Life ‘Team of the Week’.Towards the end of November Mark English was named Athletics Ireland ‘Athlete of the Year’ at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin after his fantastic bronze medal at the European Championships in Zurich in August. English also picked up the ‘Track & Field’ award and another for being a member of the Irish relay team in Zurich. At the same Athletics Ireland event Donegal Town’s Karl Griffin was named ‘Junior Athlete of the Year’ following his outstanding performance at the World Championships in Oregon, USA.Pettigo’s Kevin Eves was shortlisted for the Billy Coleman Award, which gives elite young drivers the chance to progress to the next level motorsport outside Ireland and the Magees Chloe, Sam, Joshua and their niece Rachel Darragh helped Ireland qualify for the European Mixed Team Championships by overcoming Norwary, Slovakia and Bulgaria in Dublin. At the start of the month there was success for Letterkenny 24/7 members at the Triathlon Ireland Awards in Dun Laoghaire. Aidan Callaghan took gold, silver and bronze in his age group category. Gavin Crawford took a gold for his achievement in National Duathlon Series and National Duathlon Championship and a silver for the Sprint Championships in Newry. John Cannon was presented with gold for winning his age group in the National Aquathon. Fin Begley was a silver winner for the National Duathlon Series and Ulster Triathlon Championship. Other winners were Lisa Dalton with silver for the National Sprint Championship and Nicholas Fowell took bronze for the National Middle Distance Championships.Another Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon member Triona McMenamin was named Irish Water Safety Sports Person of the Year in Dublin Castle. In 2015 she came home with eight Masters medals from the World Lifesaving Championships in France. She has also coached and managed national and international teams. Letterkenny AC’s Shauna McGeehan won the Women’s Ulster Novice Cross-Country Championships in Killinkere, Co. Cavan. There were also gold medals in Cavan for Cranford AC juveniles Oisin Kelly (U-11) and Johnny McGroddy (U-13).Letterkenny AC’s Anne Marie McGlynn and Ruairi Finnegan (U-23) both finished sixth in their respective races at the National Inter County Cross Country Championships in Dundalk. Finn Valley’s Teresa McGloin was 10th overall in the women’s race. McGlynn was subsequently named on the Irish team for the European Cross Country championships.In Basketball the St. Eunan’s College U-19 team secured their place in the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Schools Basketball.At the begninning of November Brett McGinty lost in controversial circumstances at the European Junior Championships. The 16-year-old who fights out of the Oakleaf Club in Derry appeared to have done enough to have won the contest but instead it was the hand of his Croatian opponent who was raised at the end of the contest. In darts Donegal men John Flood, John Murray and Sean Wilson were members of the Irish darts team that lost narrowly 15-13 to Northern Ireland in Larne in an international friendly. Donegal’s Neil McGee was named the Ulster GAA Writers’ Player of the Year at the annual banquet in Bundoran. Jim McGuinness was named ‘Personality of the Year’ and Donegal took the ‘Team of the Year’ award. St. Eunan’s were crowned Donegal senior football champions after defeating reigning title holders Glenswilly 0-9 to 0-6 at McCumhaill Park. Following the controversy over the score at the end of the Ladies Ulster Intermediate Final there was defeat for Four Masters against Monaghan Harps in the replayed decider at Garvaghy.Meanwhile in the Junior Final at Celtic Park there was also defeat for Carndonagh against St. Dympna’s from Tyrone on a score of 2-13 to 3-7.The St. Eunan’s U-16 side won the Division 1 League title overcoming Ardara on a 2-15 to 0-5 scoreline in Glenfin. Cloughaneely lifted the County Intermediate Football title with a 0-15 to 0-8 win over Buncrana at the O’Donnell Park and just a day later defeated Derry’s Castledawson in an Ulster quarter-final at OwenbegFanad Gaels won their first ever Reserve Championship silverware winning the final against Cloughaneely at the O’Donnell Park by 2-8 to 0-12. St. Michael’s U-16s reached the Paul McGirr Ulster semi-final after a super 0-13 to 0-7 victory over Carrickmore in Dromore. The Ardara Club were presented with the Ulster Club Maith (Governance) Award. In the middle of November St. Eunan’s Reserves made it a championship double for the club by winning the County Final replay against Dungloe. One of the younger members of the Termon Ladies team Lauren McElwaine, a Loreto Milford student, was named on the Ulster Colleges All-Star team along with Aine McMenamin of St. Eunan’s and Marie O’Reilly, Creeslough both students of Loreto Convent LetterkennyThere was huge disappointment for both St. Eunan’s and Cloughaneely who lost their respective Ulster Senior and Intermediate semi-finals. Eunan’s went down by 1-9 to 0-8 against St. Enda’s Omagh in Celtic Park while in Clones it was a 2-16 to 1-8 defeat for Cloughaneely against Warrenpoint. Milford’s Marty Barrett was presented with the Ulster Ladies Gaelic Football Association Volunteer Award at the annual provincial LGFA presentation function in Kelly’s Inn, Ballywawley. Pettigo native Laurence McGrath became the first Donegal man to be elected President of the New York GAA Board. There was disappointment for captain Michael Murphy and fellow Donegal player Neil McGee as Ireland lost the single International Rules game against Australia 56-46 at Paterson’s Stadium in Perth.St. Eunan’s College secured their place in the quarter-finals of the McRory Cup with a 1-8 to 1-4 win over St. Macartan’s Monaghan at the Tyrone Garvaghy Centre of Excellence. There was disappointment for Urris who suffered a heavy defeat in the Ulster Junior Football Final going down by 2-12 to 0-7 to Tyrone side Rock at Owenbeg.The Finesse Gymnastics Display Team finished their season at the Gymfusion Northern Ireland Championships, which is part of the British National Festivals Programme. At the Millennnium Forum in Derry, Finesse performed their Charleston fusion routine for the very last time. Raphoe Hockey Club boys Ben Wallace and Alexander Tinney were members of the Ulster U-16 squad that won the Irish Inter-provincial tournament in Dublin. Richard Fairman an ex Raphoe player was the Ulster coach.The Buncrana Minor hurling team made history by the being the first team from the club to win the Ulster Shield by overcoming Fermanagh’s Lisbellaw in the final. In the middle of the month Cage fighter Joe Duffy defeated French man Julien Boussuge with a first round knockout in London. Mixed Martial Arts man Steve Coll was crowned ‘Irish Battlezone’ Champion after stopping Kilkenny’s Michael Brennan in the third of a scheduled five round contest.In snooker Letterkenny man Anthony Bonner was beaten by number three seed Darren Morgan in his last 32 match at the World Amateur Masters Snooker Championships in Bangalore, India. At the beginning of November Ramelton’s Conrad Logan saved his third penalty in the space of a month when he stopped a spot-kick for Rochdale in their 3-0 home win over Preston North End which helped his side to fourth place in the League One table.There was a disappointing day for Donegal players at the Aviva Stadium. Letterkenny’s Ciara Grant was on the UCD side that lost 2-1 after extra-time to Raheny Utd in Women’s FAI Cup Final. In the men’s final there was defeat for Ramelton’s Barry McNamee, Sean Houston (Letterkenny), Mark Timlin (Buncrana) and Ciaran Gallagher as their Derry City team went down 2-0 to St. Patrick’s Athletic.Leitircmacaward’s Karl McHugh was nominated for the Sky Bet League Two ‘Player of the Month’ for October after impressive central defensive displays for Plymouth Argyle. Shane Duffy, the young Derry man with strong Letterkenny family links, scored his debut goal for Blackburn Rovers in a 2-2 draw with Milwall at the New Den in a Championship clash.There was defeat for Seamus Coleman’s Republic of Ireland in a European Championship qualifier going down 1-0 to Scotland at Parkhead. Shay Given won his 127th cap in a friendly fixture at the Aviva Stadium where the Irish won 4-1 against the USA. Dungloe lad James Boyle was named on the Republic of Ireland squad for the Amputee World Cup in Mexico. Just two years James was a member of the first Irish team ever to play an Amputee international and since then has won 15 caps and is his country’s top scorer.The LYIT soccer side booked their place in the semi-finals of the Colleges & Universities League with a 5-3 away win over Carlow. Lifford Celtic goalkeeper Lee White was in goals for all three of the Irish Defence Forces games at the European Championships in France which included a 1-0 defeat by France, a 3-2 win over Germany he also played in the final match as the team finished third at the Championships after losing to the Netherlands.Another former Donegal Sports Star Award winner Leon Vaughan of St. Eunan’s College took a swimming silver medal in the 100 metres backstroke and bronze 100m butterfly at the Ulster Schools Championships in Ballymena.For further information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to the website donegalsportsstarawards.ie or on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards.DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW FOR NOVEMBER SEES TERMON LADIES END YEAR ON A HIGH was last modified: December 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalSpots star Reviewlast_img read more