…escape with owner’s gun, cash, jewelleryMasked bandits invaded the Hadfield Street, Lodge, Georgetown home of a customs broker and made off with his weapon, ammunition, cash and other valuables.Reports are customs broker Watson Gray, 65, of Lot 26 Hadfield Street, Lodge, was at home with his wife, Veronica Griffith, 61, when the incident occurred.Guyana Times understands that about 23:00h on Friday, the couple were asleep with their veranda door open when Gray was awakened by a slap to his face.When Gray opened his eyes, he was confronted by two masked men, one of whom shouted, “We come fuh kill, where is the gun!”The other perpetrator reportedly used a knife to pry open the wardrobe in the bedroom from where he retrieved Gray’s .32 pistol, along with 100 live rounds of ammunition.Gray was then beaten to his head while his wife was robbed of over $1.1 million in cash and other valuables.The men then quickly made good their escape. A report was made to the Police, who are investigating.
The City of Fort St. John will hold its second meeting on the 2009 budget today.The meeting will focus on setting the 2009 Utility Rates for the community. The report to be presented to council, which is attached to this news story, suggests 5 options for utility rates in 2009. The possible rates include a fixed charge that ranges from $20 to $45 and then allows for per usage rates that range from $0.67/m3 to $0.89/m3.For Bulk customers the rate could range from $1.50 to $2.50. All billing would be done a quarterly basis.- Advertisement -Council will review the report and could make a recommendation on the new rates today. The meeting starts at 3pm and the public is invited to attend, but you are again reminded the meeting is not open to public participation.Attached is the full report and if you would like more information on the entire 2009 Budget Process Click Here.
2018 GCB/CGI Jaguars 50-Over League…GCC Skipper Leon Johnson and all-rounder Chris Barnwell struck fifties to lead Georgetown to another win, this time over West Demerara, and by 21 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method at the Georgetown Cricket Club Ground.Chris BarnwellRound 5 of the Jaguars 50-Over League continued on Monday, 24th September, with the might of Georgetown’s senior middle-order again reigning supreme.Barnwell smashed 84 while in-form skipper Johnson stroked his third consecutive fifty, a fluent 76, as the champs racked up 278-7 in their 49 overs, which was reduced from 50.Left-hand opener Robin Bacchus hit a good-looking 38, while Windies U-19 batsman Raymon Perez chipped in with 20.Bowling for West Demerara saw Jaguars all-round pacer Romario Shepherd and off-spinner Richie Looknauth bagging 3 for 70 and 13 respectively. Windes left-arm seamer Raymond Reifer ended with 1 for 63, the wicket of Barnwell.Bad light hampered play, halting West Demerara’s plans after Shepherd returned to hammer 65 in a brilliant chase. National opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul hit 23 while Mahendra Dhanpaul hit 24 in a valiant effort. Guyana Under-19 Fast-bowler Qumar Torrington was in lethal form with the ball for Georgetown, snapping up 4 wickets for 44 runs, while spinner Ramaal Lewis returned 2 for 34.Over at Enmore, East Coast went up against Lower Corentyne. East Coast won the toss and sent in the Berbicians to bat. Lower Corentyne amalgamated an acceptable 132 all out in 44.4 overs, with Junior Sinclair 19, Jonathon Foo (24) and Jason Sinclair (23) runs.Leon JohnsonBowling for East Coast, Young Academy players Javier Spencer, Bhaskar Yadram, and Amir Khan collected 3 wickets each for 22, 18 and 28 runs separately. Chandrapaul Hemraj also collected a wicket for his team.East Coast, in reply, failed to reach their target, and fell for 130 all out in 43 overs. Bhaskar Yadram top scored with 30, while Rajendra Chandrika and Kamesh Yadram added 15 runs each to the scorecard.Lower Corentyne win by 2 runsIn the match between Essequibo and Upper Corentyne, played at Port Mourant Community Centre on the Corentyne Coast, Essequibo set out to bat first, and were the second team of the day to master a double century with 236 for 9 off 50 overs.Anthony Adams top-scored with 52, Parmesh Parsotam 20, Chaitram Persaud 29, Ronsford Beaton 24, and Nealand Codogan 23 runs. Bowling for Upper Corentyne, Demitri Cameron and Gavrav Ramesh collected 3 for 42 and 2 for 63 respectively.For much of the day, Essequibo were in control of the game, restricting Upper Corentyne to 113 all out in 32.2 overs. Anthony Bramble (35) and Eon Hooper (31) were the only two batmen to attain double figures.Bowling for Essequibo, Chaitram Persaud collected 3 wickets for 17 runs, while Ronsford Beaton and Antony Adams collected 2 wickets for 20 and 19 runs respectively.Essequibo won the match by 123 runsOver at Bush Lot, East Bank won the toss and sent West Berbice in to have the first strike. West Berbice scored 216 for 6 off their allotted 32 overs. Gudakesh Motie top scored with 58, while the opening batsmen Leon Andrew and Kevin Sinclair scored 20 and 24 runs respectively.Javid Karim added another 34 to the score, and Trevon Griffith picked up 2 for 42 for the East Bank team.East Bank then set out to bat, and fell two runs short of their victory, totalling 214 for 7 off 32 overs. Sherfane Rutherford put up a fight, top-scoring with a substantial 98 runs off the innings, which awarded him the Man of the Match title despite his team’s loss. Trevon Griffith added 24 and Ronaldo Alimohamed 27.Bowling for West Berbice, Ceon Glasgow took 3 for 31.East Bank win by 2 runsRound 6 will witness East Coast versus West Berbice at Bush Lot; Georgetown taking on Essequibo at GCC; Lower Corentyne facing East Bank at Everest, and West Demerara going up against Upper Corentyne at Port Mourant on Wednesday 26th September, 2018 from 09:00 hours.
A large crowd turned up for the Lifford 5K last night with some impressive times throughout.The over all winner of he men’s race was the evergreen Pauric McKinney from Letterkenny AC in a solid time of 15.35 while the ever impressive Theresa McGloin from Finn Valley was the first lady home in a time of 16.54.The following are the results of last night’s race. Results1 15.35 149 Pauric McKinney SM Letterkenny2 15.38 52 Gerard Gallagher SM Finn Valley 3 15.55 56 James Speight SM Finn Valley4 16.09 138 James Brown SM City Of Derry5 16.23 81 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny6 16.27 53 Dean Toland SM Finn Valley7 16.35 186 Gavin Crawford SM 24/7 Triathlon8 16.39 161 Darren Stewart SM Lifford 9 16.48 99 Brian Ferry SM Unattached10 16.49 205 Noel Diver SM Rosses11 16.50 135 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny12 16.50 224 Dominic Bonner M50+ Finn Valley 13 16.54 63 Teresa McGloin SW Finn Valley14 16.55 221 Colin Watson SM Unattached15 16.57 252 Alan Mitchell SM Finn Valley16 16.59 133 Martin O’Keefe M40+ Youghal AC17 17.00 66 Mark Long SM Foyle Valley18 17.02 88 Colin McNulty M40+ Finn Valley19 17.04 300 Chris Johnston SM Letterkenny20 17.10 104 Paddy Nicell M50+ Unattached21 17.13 235 Daniel Quigley SM N.W. Triathlon22 17.17 140 Jude O’Donnell SM Unattached23 17.18 82 Paul Toner SM Letterkenny24 17.18 139 James Crossan SM Lifford25 17.21 187 Paul Doherty SM 24/7 Triathlon26 17.27 222 Gavin Stevenson SM City Of Derry27 17.30 105 Paul Morton M40+ Unattached28 17.30 171 James Crampsey M40+ City Of Derry29 17.36 244 Patrick Dunleavy M40+ Letterkenny30 17.44 160 Jamie Crawford SM Lifford31 17.50 16 Glen Duncan SM Letterkenny32 17.53 123 Wesley McCormick SM Finn Valley33 17.58 190 Jason King M40+ Letterkenny34 18.03 194 Hugh Duffy SM Cranford35 18.04 155 Corey Hayes JM Lifford36 18.06 169 Ryan Gallagher SM Foyle Valley37 18.08 137 Bill Duncan SM City Of Derry38 18.08 180 Liam Murray M40+ Unattached39 18.14 23 Conor Gallagher SM Lifford40 18.16 15 Padraig Friel SM Letterkenny41 18.19 183 Marina Campbell SW City Of Derry42 18.26 223 Barry Coyle SM Unattached43 18.30 195 Jason Ferguson SM Unattached44 18.32 20 Annraoi Cheevers SM Letterkenny45 18.37 134 Aidan McKenna M40+ Letterkenny46 18.41 103 Martin Dunleavy M40+ Foyle Valley47 18.44 157 John Paul Wilson SM Rosses48 18.46 163 Ciaran O’Donnell M40+ Letterkenny49 18.49 111 Paul McLaughlin M40+ Sperrin Har50 18.54 188 Colly O’Donnell M40+ Letterkenny51 18.54 217 Kenny O’Donnell SM Unattached52 18.55 4 Garvan McCloskey M40+ Letterkenny53 18.57 25 Maurice Sharkey SM Lifford54 18.58 83 Kevin Toner M60+ Letterkenny55 18.59 121 Catherine Lilburn SW City Of Derry56 19.00 100 Raymond Birch SM Unattached57 19.02 22 Martin Devenney SM Lifford58 19.00 102 Seamus McCallion M50+ Foyle Valley59 19.06 231 Derek Gillespie SM Rosses60 19.12 255 Kevin Hegarty SM Unattached61 19.13 70 Jack Coyle SM Foyle Valley62 19.17 72 Anthony McDaid SM Unattached63 19.19 234 Patrick McGlynn SM Finn Valley64 19.20 178 Adrian O’Donnell SM Unattached65 19.20 14 Jackie McGinley W40+ City Of Derry66 19.23 76 Paul Kelly SM Lifford67 19.25 203 Alan O’Mahony SM 24/7 Triathlon68 19.28 151 Kieran Coyne SM Letterkenny69 19.29 218 Owen McKinney M40+ Inishowen70 19.30 250 Christopher McNulty SM Unattached71 19.31 85 Gary Gallagher SM Lifford72 19.32 240 Joe Carlin M40+ Finn Valley73 19.34 136 Paddy Ward M50+ Letterkenny74 19.42 6 Paul Cosgrove M40+ Letterkenny75 19.43 119 Robert Gallagher SM Strabane TC76 19.43 98 Hugh Ferry SM Unattached77 19.44 17 Gabriel McCrossan M40+ Letterkenny78 19.51 10 Mark McClintock SM Foyle Valley79 19.52 19 Monica McGranaghan SW Letterkenny80 19.57 256 Stewart Magee SM Unattached81 19.59 61 Miriam Bonner SW Finn Valley82 20.01 97 Marie Boyle SW Letterkenny83 20.04 153 Richard Raymond M50+ Letterkenny84 20.08 199 Jason Ward SM Unattached85 20.13 220 Sarah Mahon SW City Of Derry86 20.14 170 Gary McFadden SM Unattached87 20.22 154 Boyd Robinson M40+ Letterkenny88 20.23 251 John Cannon M60+ Tír Chonaill89 20.24 164 ChrisMcMonagle M60+ City Of Derry90 20.24 150 Hugh Gallagher M50+ Letterkenny91 20.25 179 Anthony Murray M60+ Unattached92 20.25 232 Charlie O’Donnell SM Letterkenny93 20.27 182 Brendan Patton M50+ Finn Valley94 20.29 177 John Crawford SM Unattached95 20.32 209 Noel Lynch M40+ Letterkenny96 20.35 36 Charmian O’Brien SW Finn Valley97 20.37 62 Mary Connolly SW Finn Valley98 20.37 236 Conor Friel SM Unattached99 20.42 143 Gerard Campbell M40+ Lifford100 20.43 69 Gerard Crawford SM Lifford101 20.46 216 Oran O’Donnell Walker Unattached102 20.46 34 Martin Anderson M40+ Finn Valley103 20.49 33 Sean O’Leary M40+ Finn Valley104 20.51 184 Seamus Kee SM Unattached105 20.57 212 Paddy Gallagher M40+ Lifford106 20.58 233 Shane O’Donnell SM Unattached107 21.03 124 Donal Haughey M50+ Tír Chonaill108 21.08 197 Shaun Colhoun M40+ Unattached109 21.10 196 Eugene Mulligan SM Unattached10 21.18 165 Noreen Bonner W50+ Finn Valley111 21.19 49 James McGuire M50+ Finn Valley112 21.32 21 Joe Casey M40+ Unattached113 21.36 245 Richard Patterson SM Finn Valley114 21.42 117 Cliodhna Dunne SW Finn Valley115 21.44 198 Dominic Carlin M40+ Unattached116 21.45 11 Trish McClintock SW Foyle Valley117 21.46 32 Conor Hayes M40+ Lifford118 28.55 145 Caroline Parker SW Lifford119 22.08 147 Pat Byrne M50+ Killybegs120 22.17 87 Cathal Roarty M40+ 24/7 Triathlon121 22.21 144 Conor McGill SM Unattached122 22.29 176 Kyle Ayton SM Unattached123 22.29 172 Sharon Black SW Unattached124 22.33 175 David Crawford SM Unattached125 22.34 107 Margaret Reid SW Finn Valley126 22.41 208 Margaret Shiels W40+ Letterkenny127 22.42 45 Sean McMenamin M50+ Finn Valley128 22.47 37 Marie Harpur SW Finn Valley129 22.48 219 John McGettigan SM Strabane TC130 22.52 207 Amanda McNulty SW Letterkenny131 22.56 162 Andy McNulty SM Unattached132 23.01 211 Sonia Moore SW Unattached133 23.06 242 Seamus Gallen M40+ Unattached134 23.08 248 Jarlath Duffy M40+ Unattached135 23.09 38 Samanthan Wilkinson SW Finn Valley136 23.09 237 Declan McElwaine SM Unattached137 23.09 12 Kevin McMenamin SM Lifford138 23.09 7 Gloria Donaghey W50+ Finn Valley139 23.12 254 Adrian Nelson SM Unattached140 23.20 148 John Smith SM Unattached141 23.24 68 Danny Burns M60+ Lifford142 23.26 130 Gaynor Hindley W40+ Finn Valley143 23.30 243 Eireann Gallen Walker Unattached144 23.31 166 Kevin Lynch Jnr JM Lifford145 23.38 41 Cronan Scanlon SM Finn Valley146 23.40 120 Michael O’Donnell SM HSE147 23.44 125 Joe McDaid M40+ Unattached148 23.47 42 Sharon Hamilton SW Finn Valley149 23.56 9 Aileen Boggs SW Lifford150 23.59 173 Oran Brown Walker Lifford151 23.59 174 Corey McGettigan Walker Lifford152 24.13 106 Joe Gallen M50+ Lifford153 24.13 181 Caroline McNulty SW Finn Valley154 24.33 227 Dean Harvey Walker Finn Valley155 24.38 239 Paul Gallagher SM Unattached156 24.41 28 John McDaid SM 24/7 Triathlon157 24.44 75 Eva McLaughlin JW Finn Valley158 24.46 213 Wesley McKane SM Unattached159 24.49 26 Ruth McCrudden W45+ Unattached160 24.50 142 Ger Hardiman SM Unattached161 25.26 225 Arthur Connolly M60+ Unattached162 25.36 158 Sharon Wilson SW Rosses163 25.41 77 Rachel Stewart SW Lifford164 25.41 2 Rachel Friel SW Lifford165 26.09 86 Catherine Logue SW Lifford166 26.12 238 Sinéad Thornton SW Unattached167 26.12 206 Bernie Crossan W40+ Unattached168 26.16 159 Kyle Wilson Walker Rosses169 26.17 84 Mia Coyle SW Lifford170 26.23 202 Gerard Devine SM Lifford171 26.23 204 Gillian Peoples SW Unattached172 26.39 5 Carmel Colhoun W40+ Lifford173 26.48 126 Niall Doran SM Unattached174 26.54 64 Kevin Lynch M50+ Lifford175 26.56 146 Deboragh Conroy SW Lifford176 27.17 79 Olivia Gillen SW Unattached177 27.17 259 Mark Gillen SM Unattached178 27.23 141 Carmel Hoynes W40+ Lifford179 27.25 47 Valerie McGuire W45+ Finn Valley180 27.28 128 Rhonda Green SW Lifford181 27.33 246 Wendy Bustard SW Finn Valley182 27.33 249 Sophie Kelly SW Unattached183 27.37 31 Tracey Hayes SW Lifford184 27.37 129 Olivia Cuskelly SW Lifford185 27.53 44 Kevin McHugh M60+ Finn Valley186 27.53 253 Glenn McGarrigle SM Unattached187 27.57 73 Caroline Maguire W40+ Finn Valley188 28.12 46 Siobhan Byrne W50+ Finn Valley189 28.13 48 Bernie McGuire SW Finn Valley190 28.24 13 Margaret McConnell SW Finn Valley191 28.31 247 Victoria Wray SW Finn Valley192 28.41 200 Anne Marie Lynch SW Finn Valley193 28.42 201 Audrey Crawford W40+ Finn Valley194 28.58 185 Ronan Burke JM Lifford195 29.00 229 Sinéad Kenny SW Unattached196 29.05 226 Cora Harvey SW Finn Valley197 29.10 132 Rhonda Porter W40+ Lifford198 29.13 192 Maureen Gamble SW Unattached199 29.13 191 Kerry Anne McAlynn SW Unattached200 29.14 210 Linda Sweeney SW Unattached201 29.18 156 Roisin McGinley W40+ Lifford202 29.31 90 Paula Jenson SW Finn Valley203 29.35 109 Nadine Haupt SW Lifford204 29.36 122 Karen Carlin W40+ Lifford205 29.47 127 Marjorie Russell SW Unattached206 29.57 167 Debbie Deans SW Lifford207 30.10 152 Ben Connolly Walker Lifford208 30.15 189 Conor McGinley Walker Lifford209 30.19 241 Fionnuala Duffy SW Unattached210 30.23 50 Caroline Dolan SW Finn Valley211 30.28 257 Kathleen Hall SW Unattached212 30.29 258 John Hall SM Unattached213 31.07 193 Deirdre Browne SW Finn Valley214 31.20 80 Karen Petersen W45+ Unattached215 31.26 214 Margaret Marley SW Finn Valley216 31.31 230 Wendy Scanlon SW Finn Valley217 31.34 168 Catherine Mortimore SW Lifford218 31.40 8 Rosemary Boggs W45+ Lifford219 31.44 65 Anne Lynch W45+ Lifford220 32.04 74 Delaney Maguire JW Finn Valley221 32.08 67 Betty Burns W50+ Lifford222 33.24 39 Marie Gallagher SW Finn Valley223 33.44 108 Joan Colhoun W50+ Lifford224 34.10 29 Joanne Craig SW Lifford225 40.36 228 Betty Gallen W50+ Unattached226 40.36 215 Katie Marley JW Unattached227 40.48 131 Joan McHugh W50+ LiffordMCKINNEY AND MCGLOIN FIRST HOME IN LIFFORD 5K was last modified: June 16th, 2012 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 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USL Division 1 Cup FinalLeckview ParkRoulstone the Hero as Swilly Retain Cup Swilly Rovers Res 1Drumkeen Utd. Res 1(AET, Swilly win 5-3 on penalties)Returning goalkeeper John Roulstone was the toast of Swilly Rovers on Saturday evening as he saved Drumkeen captain Rory Gildea’s penalty to hand Swilly a victory that hardly looked likely after Drumkeen took a first half extra time lead in a game they dominated for long periods at a windy and sometimes wet Leckview Park that was in superb condition. Drumkeen will be be wondering how they let this one get away after Conor Carlin tucked home Lee McMonagle’s finely weighted pass in the first minute of extra time to give them a lead that was a long time in coming. Carlin and McMonagle looked lively throughout and perhaps had the service in the final third been a little better they could have claimed the silverware in normal time.Drumkeen started the better of the two sides and fashioned their first opportunity as early as the second minute when Ray Quinn helped on Cathal doyle’s free kick but Chris Kyle’s header cleared the cross bar. Swilly’s first attack of note came from the left flank in the 10th minute when left back Ciaran Diver delivered a delicious cross that both Oisin Duffy and Liam O’Donnell narrowly missed. From that point on however Kyle and Quinn snuffed out any threat offered by the Swilly attack for a long period and formed the launching point for the St. Patrick’s Park outfits first half domination. Drumkeen forced a series of corners and free kicks but just failed to find the finishing touch on several occasions, the most notable when Lee Guthrie’s goalbound header from another good Doyle delivery was cleared off the line by the alert Cathal Diver in the 29th minute. Carlin, McMonagle and Doyle all had tried their luck from distance but failed to trouble Roulstone in the Swilly goal. Drumkeen almost snatched the lead on 37 minutes when Carlin’s goalbound effort took a delfection off the excellent Marty Boyce and had Roulstone at full stretch as the ball just cleared the crossbar for another Drumkeen corner. Swily finished the half creating two chances for centre forward Liam O’Donnell. His first effort was a goalbound header thats well blocked by Quinn before he was teed up by James McCahill just before the break but miscued when well placed just 12 yards out. Swilly manager Marty McDaid will have been happy to hear the half time whistle and get his players in to regroup.The second half began in the same pattern as much of the first half with Drumkeen on top in the early stages with half chances falling to Carlin and Doyle and Boyce making another outstanding block after a good run by McMonagle who let fly from 18 yards only for the outstretched Boyce to get a leg in the way and prevent the ball reaching the goal. Swilly then lost influential captain, James McCahill on 59 mins but his replacement, Jordan Toland proved an able replacement in the Swilly engine room and was at the heart of most of Swilly’s best attacking moves from then on. First he released Patterson down the right and his precise low cross was just missed by the inrushing Liam O’Donnell and then Odhran Grant almost headed into his own net after a wonderfully delivered free kick from Toland but his header just cleared his own crossbar to the relief of Grant and Gibson in the Drumkeen goals.Gildea then delivered a good cross to Carlin in space at the back post in the 79th minute but the diminutive forward chose to volley first time when he should have taken the ball down and tested Roulstone in the Swilly goal. Toland then shot narrowly wide with Gibson scrambling on 85 mins and after a neat one-two with McMonagle, Carlin again fired over when in a good position as both teams chased a late winner as extra time beckoned.Drumkeen finally got a deserved breakthrough in the first minute of extra time when McMonagle ran at the Swilly defence – now minus the influential Boyce who had left field injured on 83 mins – and he slid through a perfectly wieghted pass and this time Carlin finished coolly into the bottom corner giving Roulstone no chance. It looked like this could well be the opening of the flood gates for the Drumkeen men but to their credit Swilly lifted their game and they were back on level terms just before half time in the extra period when Toland’s low corner was miscued by a Drumkeen defender and the ball fell invitingly for the hard working O’donnell and he gleefully prodded home from 6 yards to restore parity. In the second period Swilly almost took the lead when sub Curtis flashed wide after good work from O’Donnell and Doyle should have restored Drumkeen’s lead moments later but he shot wide as roulstone closed him down. Both teams sought a winner to avoid the dreaded penalty shoot out with Logue heading tamely at Gibson after stealing in at the back post to get onto Toland’s precise free kick and the last chance fell to veteran Chris Kyle, who was excellent hroughout but he failed to direct his header on to the target as time expired. Drumkeen skipper, Gildea failed with his side’s second spot kick when Roulstone guessed the right way and with Swilly successful from their first four attempts it was left to centre back Johnny Logue to fire in the winning penalty and bring the cup back to Ramelton for another year. Drumkeen will be left to ponder how they let this one get away while Swilly got better as the game wore on and defended well throughout to clinch back-to-back Cup victories.Both teams served up a very sporting contest that made it very easy for the match officials to handle with just a couple of bookings to show for the 110 minutes of football. The runners-up had good performers in veterans Kyle and Quinn a the back, Grant and Doyle in midfield and the front pairing of Carlin and McMonagle. The victors were well served by Roulstone, Boyce, Dan & Liam O’Donnell and subs Jordan Toland and Ryan McDaid.Swilly Rovers: John Roulstone, Duncan Patterson, Ciaran Diver, Johnny Logue, Marty Boyce, James McCahill, Ryan McDaid, Daniel O’Donnell, Liam O’Donnell, Oisin Duffy, Cathal Diver. Subs: Jordan Toland, Ronan Curtis, Ryan McDaid, Kyle Black (All Used), David Fisher, Bobby Hanlon.Drumkeen Utd.: Michael Gibson, Mark Conway, Rory Gildea, Chris Kyle, Ray Quinn, Odhran Grant, Cathal Doyle, Lee Guthrie, Lee McMonagle, Conor Carlin, Ryan Kelly. Subs: Ebeneezer Phillips, Benny Bonner (used), Gerard Bonner, Justin Deasley, Travis Lafferty, Conor Black. Ref. V. McLaughlin; Assts. C. McLaughlin & M. LaganUSL Results & Reports 18.08.134 Lanterns USLFanad Utd. Cockhill CelticSwilly Rovers Letterkenny RoversBonagee Utd. Finn Harps ResKildrum Tigers Derry City Res.Division 1 Cup FinalLeckview ParkSwilly Rovers Res. 1 1 Drumkeen Utd. Res.(AET, Swilly won 5-3 on pens)ReportsLetterkenny Win Battle of RoversSwilly Rovers 1Letterkenny Rovers 6Victory for the Letterkenny men in a very one sided affair at Swilly park. Swilly minus regular goalkeeper Gareth Wade and several other first team regulars were no match for a slick moving Letterkenny Rovers. Oisin McMenamin with a well taken hat trick, Glen Gallagher with a superb 30 yard drive, Jason Doherty and Darren McElwaine with a penalty scored for Letterkenny. Ronan Curtis got a consolation goal for Swilly near the end for a disappointing Swilly team. Letterkenny led 3-0 at the break and were much sharper to the ball throughout playing some good football too.Swilly Rovers: John Roulston, David Fisher, Laurence Toland, Martin Boyce, Dylan Hegarty, Jordan Toland, Darren Dunworth, Ryan Toland, Blain Curtis, Ronan Curtis, Kyle BlackSubs: Jonny Logue(used), Michael Mc Hugh(used), Daniel O DonnellLetterkenny Rovers: Jason Quinn, Kieran Doherty, Dan O Donnell, Johnathon Minnock, Ruairi Kelly, Chris Malseed, Odhran Mc Macken, Glen Gallagher, Darren Mc Elwaine, Oisin Mc Menamin, Mark NeesonSubs: Jason Doherty(used), Kevin Mc Grath(used), Anthony Gorman, Anthony Doherty, Matthew O Rourke, Shane O Gara.Match Referee: Thomas Mc AreeHarps Edge Seven Goal ThrillerBonagee Utd. 3Finn Harps Res. 4Having shared the spoils in an eight-goal thriller earlier in the season, it was the visiting side that stole the points late in the game through Shane McGintys effort that beat Darren Smyth from ten yards. Bonagee began this game missing a couple of regulars, but could have taken the lead in the 2nd minute when Anthony Appiah stung the fingers of the Harps keeper with an effort from long distance. Appiah was instrumental in everything positive in the first forty five, and it was he who fed the ball to Seamus Browne for the first goal in the 14th minute. At this stage, Harps were beginning to exert pressure on the Bonagee defnce and got in behind a number of times, only for Smyth to deny their frontmen on all occasions. They did draw level in the 29th minute, when Daragh Black slid home a pass from Gareth Colhoun. They doubled their lead six minute later, when Jordy Duffy scored an almost carbon copy of the first goal, again Colhoun the provider. Bonagee equalised in the 53rd minute when Aidan McLaughlin headed home an Appiah corner and at this stage the home side were well on top. Further chances fell to Browne and McLaughlin but neither effort bothered the visiting keeper. Harps drew level in the 83rd minute when Duffy got his second from a Christopher Flanagan cut back and against the run of play, they scored the winner in the 91st minute through McGinty. Ref Paul DuddyCockhill Hit Fanad for FiveFanad Utd. 0Cockhill Celtic 5Cockhill moved back to the summit of the USL table on goal difference after a big win in Fanad on Sunday. This game started very even with both sides looking to break each other down and for the first 30 minutes Cockhill were left with only a long ball with the home side looking comfortable. But on the 30 minute mark Cockhill broke down the right and crossed for Garbhan Friel to head home from 6 yards. They soon made it 2 when a clearance fell to Malachy McDermott to finish exquisitely from 20 yards. Cockhill also soon found themselves 3 up with Gerard Mc Laughlin finished off from 4 yards following a scramble in the box. They hit again on the stroke of half time from a set piece as Johnny Havlin headed home to leave it 4 nil at half time.Fanad to their credit made a decent effort of the second half and made it difficult for Cockhill to score any more and limited them to half chances. Cockhill did score again when Glenn McNulty finished into his own net on 75 minutes and this proved to be the last real piece of action in this game. For Cockhill they remain unbeaten in the league and are on course for a showdown with Drumkeen for the league title. Fanad move on and credit to this young side that ground it out in the second half.Best for Cockhill were Gerry Gill and Malachy McDermott while Brian McVeigh and David Edwards were tireless for FanadRef P. Coll.Fixtures4 Lanterns USLWednesday, August 21st at 7pmDerry City Res. v Swilly RoversRef. P. Coll (match reversed to Swilly Park)Sunday, August 25th at 2pmCockhill Celtic v Bonagee Utd.Ref. S. TonerLetterkenny Rovers v Fanad UtdRef. W. HarveyMonday, August 26th at 7:45pmFinn Harps Res. v Drumkeen Utd.Ref. T. McAreeDPD Division 1Wednesday, August 21st at 7pmLetterkenny Rovers Res. v Bonagee Utd. Res.Ref. V. McLaughlinSaturday, August 24th at 2pmSwilly Rovers Res. v Kildrum Tigers Res.Ref. T. McAreeO’Brien Outlines Plans for USL Inter Provincial SquadNewly appointed Joint manager of the Ulster Senior League Inter Provincial Squad, cockhill Celtic’s donal O’Brien has outlined the preparation the squad will undertake in the build up to this year’s competition that takes place in Sligo between September 27th and 29th.“We will be contacting the clubs this week to check on the availablity of players for this year’s tournament. Both Trevor and myself consider it a great honour that we have been asked to lead the side this year and we hope that the players feel the same way. We feel there is a great opportunity there for the players to win the tournament and perhaps for one or two of them to achieve Irish Amateur recognition. Those have to be the goals. We feel the standard of the league is very high this year and on a par with anything else in the country. Hopefully with the tournament in nearby Sligo this year, we can travel with a very strong squad”, he said. “We plan to hold a few training sessions, mostly on Tuesday nights and we are lining up a couple of friendly matches – we have one confirmed with Finn Harps on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd in Finn Park and we hope to take on Derry City in Maginn Park on Tuesday, spetember 17th depending on FAI Cup games etc. We will train in the Aura Leisure Centre on Tuesday, August 27th, Tuesday, Sept. 10th and finally on Tuesday, Sept. 24th and we hope to be in a position to name the panel by next weekend. We will be looking for a full commitment from those selected – just as Trevor and I will be giving ours”, he concluded.League PRO Paul McGovern commented, ”We met with Donal and Trevor last Monday night and they outlined their plans for the Inter-Pro squad to the executive. We were all very impressed not only by their plans, but by the desire and commitment they are prepared to put into the job. They bring a wealth of experience to the position both from their playing days and also from their coaching experience – Donal has been doing a terrific job with Cockhill for a number of years and Trevor of course had a 5 year stint working here in Donegal with the FAI. They both have a real desire for the league to perform well at the tournament and we hope that the players will back them by giving their commitment to the team this year. It speaks volumes about Donal that despite the fact that his team, Cockhill Celtic are involved in a tight race for the title that he is willing to take on this extra responsibilty, such is his belief in the quality of players in the league at this point in time. We would like to thank Ollie Horgan for his efforts over the last 8 years in the job, most notably last year when he gathered a panel to make the long journey to Cork despite Donegal playing in the All-Ireland Football Final that same weekend.”The USL team played out a 5-5 draw in their opening game in last year’s tournament with the Leinster Senior League on the Friday night before going down to a late winner against the eventual winners, the Munster Senior League on the Saturday. With only 11 fit players to chose from they were then defeated by connacht on the Sunday morning. The draw has been made for this year’s tournament and the team will again take on Leinster in their openeing match on the Friday night before taking on the Connacht league on the Saturday afternoon and finishing against the holders, the munster Senior League on the Saturday morning.ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: ROULSTONE THE HERO AS SWILLY WIN THE CUP was last modified: August 19th, 2013 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:ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: ROULSTONE THE HERO AS SWILLY WIN THE CUP
Stephen, pictured on the right, with his familyTHE body of missing Derry man Stephen McCloskey has been found in Co Donegal.The 33-year-old’s remains were located at Carrowreagh at Bridgend.Gardai and emergency servies are at the scene and have preserved it for a forensic examination. Mr McCloskey, a father of three, had been missing since October 28.A post mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow at Letterkenny General Hospital.Supt Eugene McGovern said the office of the State Pathologist had been informed.A post-mortem will be carried out at Letterkenny General Hospital tomorrow morning. Supt McGovern said Garda investigations into the death are continuing. HEARTACHE FOR MUM AND 3 CHILDREN AS BODY OF MISSING MAN FOUND IN STREAM was last modified: November 9th, 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:body foundGardaiGardaoStephen McCloskey
Damien McNulty returned to the Harps side tonight after injury but missed a penalty late on.Finn Harps continued their impressive pre-season form by remaining unbeaten after playing out a scoreless draw with Premier Division new-boys Galway United at Terryland Park. Harps have now played four pre-season friendly’s and as of yet haven’t conceded a goal.Harps success last year was built on solid foundations and that theme looks set to continue again this season if their pre-season form is anything to go by. Harps Achilles heel last season was a lack of firepower in the final third, but Harps fans are hoping French striker Wilfried Tagbo could be the solution to their problems.Tago played again tonight but was utilized on the wing rather than centrally that he had been against Cork City and an Inishowen League select side.Tony McNamee returned to the Harps XI after missing their victory midweek.Damien McNulty made a welcome return to the side but he was guilty of missing a penalty late on. Harps XI was C.Gallagher, Foy, Crossan, Coll, O’Callaghan, Funston, Harkin, McNamee, Tago, Friel, McHugh.FINN HARPS REMAIN UNBEATEN AFTER STALEMATE IN GALWAY was last modified: February 13th, 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:Damien McNultyFinn Harps FCnewsPre-seasonSport
George Groves and James DeGale are looking forward to challenging for world titles in 2015 after their respective wins in Liverpool at the weekend.Hammersmith’s Groves stopped American Denis Douglin in the seventh round at the Echo Arena, where DeGale saw off former world title challenger Marco Antonio Periban of Mexico with an impressive third-round stoppage.DeGale is the mandatory challenger for the IBF super-middleweight belt Carl Froch twice successfully defended against Groves.Groves, meanwhile, has repositioned himself since those defeats and is the mandatory challenger for the WBC title currently held by Anthony Dirrell.Champion Froch has indicated that he wants to fight in Las Vegas rather than face DeGale but could be tempted to meet the winner should Harlesden’s former Olympic champion take on Groves in a rematch.Groves edged a close points decision when the two rivals met in May 2011.“I have respect for Carl Froch’s achievements but he’s basically being a bit of a coward,” said DeGale.“It’s simple; fight me or vacant the title. He needs to make up his mind. I’m ready.”Groves is hoping to face Dirrell in London, having been knocked out by Froch in their rematch at Wembley in May.“I let the fans down before but I won’t again – I’d love that fight to be in London,” Groves said.“Either way, my focus is on fighting for that WBC belt. I’ve always said I want the quickest not the easiest route to a world title.”See also:DeGale insists he ‘made’ rival GrovesGroves eyes world title fight in LondonGroves and DeGale win to stay on courseFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
7 July 2008Fixed investment in and exports from KwaZulu-Natal province are set to increase with the completion of the R6.5-billion Dube Trade Port – the largest single government infrastructure investment in the province – to the north of Durban.“The catalytic impact of this project will not be confined to the growth node in the costal area north of Durban, but will reverberate across the entire province and position KwaZulu-Natal as a destination of choice for domestic and international tourists,” KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sibusiso Ndebele told delegates at the International Investment Council in San Lameer in May.The council, attended by President Thabo Mbeki, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Cabinet members, drew on the insights of distinguished international business leaders on how to meet the challenges of economic growth in South Africa.By the time of its completion ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the Dube Trade Port itself will have contributed an estimated R12.4-billion to the economy and created thousands of new jobs.According to statistics, the Durban port is the busiest port city on the African continent and ideally located to access the international shipping routes between East and West. It is also the largest of South Africa’s seven ports.It handles in excess of 31.4-million tons of cargo a year, with a value in excess of R100-billion per annum – approximately 65% of the value of all cargo going through South African ports.According to a report released by Quantec data, KwaZulu-Natal’s top export destinations in 2005 were the United States, Japan, India, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany.More than R3-billion has been set aside for investment in Durban port’s infrastructure since 2002 for various improvements that include the construction of cargo terminals, Ndebele said.The province’s second port – Richard’s Bay – is also South Africa’s premier bulk cargo handling port and is one of the fastest growing industrial areas in the province, and the centre of operations for South Africa’s aluminium industry.Trade gatewayNdebele further told delegates that the foreign private companies had invested over R27-billion in the province between 2000 and 2005, enabling provincial economic growth to rise from 1% in 1999 to 5.3% in 2005.Since then, he said, the province had seen further groundbreaking fixed direct investments, while nearly a third of South Africa’s manufactured exports were produced in the province.These include the R2.4-billion expansion of Toyota’s plant outside Durban, a new R2.5-billion plant by United Pulp in Richards Bay, a R2-billion expansion at Sappi Saiccor at Umkomaas, and a R650-million investment by Tata in a steel plant in Richard’s Bay.In addition, an almost R20-billion investment is on the cards in the KwaZulu-Natal north coast for a “city within a city” project, modelled on the Dubai Palm complex in the Arab emirate.“These private investments are particularly encouraging for us and they are aligned to our national industrial policy,” said Ndebele. “KwaZulu-Natal has also recently undergone rapid industrialisation, thanks to its abundant water supply and labour resources.”Source: BuaNews
There is some hopeTo be fair, we have several clients who understand what we are looking for and do a good job making sure that work is correct when we arrive on site. Those projects usually have a few minor items to be corrected, allowing them to move to the next phase without any re-inspection delays.These clients are generally easy to work with and rarely complain if they need to make corrections. The ones who leave all the quality control to us are often the ones who complain the loudest about corrections we require them to make before they can cover up. It’s probably time to start charging those clients a bit more for the aggravation. Is anyone paying attention?On all new multifamily projects, one of the first tasks we undertake is to review the architectural plans to identify potential building envelope problems. We look for chases, soffits, cantilevers, and other areas that present challenges in the field. We send marked-up drawings (thank you, Adobe, for your PDF markup tools) to the project team with our suggestions. RELATED ARTICLES Installing Fiberglass RightGrading the Installation Quality of InsulationQuestions and Answers About Air Barriers Where is the quality control?On both single-family and multifamily projects, we increasingly find ourselves providing quality control work that really should be the responsibility of the subcontractors and field superintendents. Due to a combination of the contactors’ lack of time and understanding, we end up being the enforcer in the field.Insulation and air sealing contractors do not properly supervise their staff, nor do they inspect completed work. Most superintendents do not inspect work either, relying on their subcontractors to tell them that they are finished.We are then called to inspect, and typically we find a significant amount of deficient work. While we don’t expect perfection, it would be refreshing to only find a few minor items to be corrected instead of the majority of a project needing changes.We have recently begun using a tablet-based field report tool that allows us to create and send detailed reports with photos, sketches, and notes in PDF format immediately after our inspections, directly from the job site. One project superintendent prints our reports and hands them to his subcontractors to make corrections. The process works so well for him that he is happy to pay us re-inspection fees to save the time of the work that (in my opinion) is part of his job.One single-family contractor recently told me that he doesn’t bother to inspect any of the insulation or HVAC work on his jobs because he doesn’t want to miss anything. He figures if he tells the installer to fix a few things and I find others, he doesn’t want to call them back twice.It’s fine that they appreciate my expertise, it sure would be nice if things were done right the first time. BLOGS BY CARL SEVILLE Dispatch from the AIA ConventionStupid Multifamily Construction TricksPassive House is Looking for a Few Good Men (and Women) Multifamily Green Building Certification Still Has IssuesPondering the Sorry State of Green BuildingWhat Were They Thinking?Seeking the Elusive Grade 1 Batt InstallationBatt Insulation is Still Making Me BattyShould Batt Insulation Be Outlawed? It’s been quite a while since my last post. The good news is that the recession is over and business is good, leaving me little time to write these days. The bad news is that there is so much work going on, which, combined with a shortage of skilled labor, ends up with large knowledge and communication gaps that create problems in the field.This is not to say that we don’t see progress. To the contrary, the quality of work is consistently improving, and we are seeing more and more buy-in from project teams. However, being an impatient person by nature, I am frustrated from seeing some of the same problems in the field over and over again. Unfortunately, it seems that most of the time, these drawings are not shared with the right people, leaving the field supers and installers to figure things out by themselves. We do our best to walk through projects with insulators after framing to go over the details and make sure they are on track to get their work right the first time. Too often, however, training and supervision of the installers is inconsistent, leaving us to troubleshoot installations, find the mistakes, and either watch the corrections or return for a follow-up inspection.Once we had a particularly bad experience with the batt insulation on a project. We had worked with the insulation contractor on several other projects and they generally did good work. On this project, however, the installers were not properly trained and the supervision wasn’t adequate. We spent hours showing them how to insulate properly. When I asked the supervisor why they were having so much trouble getting it right, his response was, “all our good guys are on your other jobs.”They had obviously taken on more work than they were capable of performing, using any available body to show up on site.