Blues squander lead in loss to Highlanders

first_imgTrailing 20-13 at halftime, the vastly-improved hosts slowly wrestled control of a clash between the two bottom-placed teams in the New Zealand Conference and retained the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy.One of the few highlights of a scoreless second half for the Blues was the debut of cross code star Sonny Bill Williams, ending eight months out of rugby after rupturing his Achilles tendon at the Rio Olympics.All Blacks midfield back Williams made one lightning break and offload but otherwise had little impact as the Highlanders dominated the closing stages.It was the third successive win for the Highlanders, who improve their record to 4-3 while the Blues slip to 3-4.Like their 16-12 defeat of the Blues when the teams met in Auckland in round four, the Highlanders were more physical than the northerners and treasured possession better.Both teams scored two tries but the goalkicking of first five-eighth Marty Banks proved decisive, landing six from six in a 16-point haul.It continued a sorry record for the Blues in matches away to Kiwi teams. They have won just one of their last 23 such games.After Banks landed an early penalty, the Blues took control of the first half, dominating possession to set up tries to prop Charlie Faumuina and lock Gerard Cowley-Tuioti.Their first five-eighth Piers Francis landed all his four shots at goal but the Highlanders kept themselves in the contest late in the opening spell, with captain Ben Smith bagging a try, followed by Banks’ conversion and penalty.The home side emerged a more committed outfit after the break, exemplified by a powerhouse try to their All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa.A contender for the best player on the park, Fekitoa’s try was his fourth in five games against the Blues, the team who famously shed his services in 2014.With the scores then level, penalties to Banks in the 55th and 73rd minutes pushed the Highlanders team clear of the flagging visitors, who made a glut of errors while attempting to play catch-up rugby.last_img read more

U.S $9.3 Million for Agricultural Loan

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has disclosed that government has allotted US$9.3 million in the national budget for Liberian farmers to access more loan opportunities.She made the disclosure Monday, January 27, when she delivered her Annual Message at the Capitol Building to the National Legislature, in Monrovia.In her deliberation, President Sirleaf furthered that a 3-year annual investment of US$1.7 million is intended for the support of farmers engaged in lowland rice production.She also added that another US$2.3 million has been identified for mechanized farming in a 3-year proposal for annual investment.However, President Sirleaf admitted that government’s investments over the years have not been enough to revamp the agriculture sector.“Food security is listed as a national priority, but we must admit that there has been underinvestment in both the public (government) and private sectors. Only massive investment can allow this under-performing sector to play the vital role of delivering inclusive economic growth, environmental sustainability and long term poverty reduction,” she explained.She stated that government lacks all of the resources needed to support the sector and there is a need to encourage private investors.“Our scarce budget resources cannot do this given the many other priorities, so we will need to attract investment for the private sector,” she admitted.She also noted that the investors would not be willing to invest in the agriculture sector if Liberians continue to strive.The President further disclosed that consistent with national priority, the Ministry of Agriculture has mobilized smallholder farmers with production potential in rubber, cocoa, and coffee for export and employment opportunities.She continued that more needed to be done to support subsistence farmers in the country engaged in livestock and food crop production, adding that such empowerment goes beyond just supplying seeds and tools.Madam Sirleaf detailed progress in developing Liberia’s poultry industry after the prolong civil war.“Progress has been made in revamping poultry production with direct investment from former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo. This farm is located in Grand Cape Mount County,” she disclosed. Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of the Farmer Union Network of Liberia (FUN), Reverend Robert Bimba welcomed the President’s annual massage, but noted that government has failed to prioritize agriculture for poverty reduction in the lives of many subsistence farmers in the country.Rev. Bimba spoke to the Daily Observer via mobile phone on Monday in a conversation immediately after the President’s massage.“We have constantly told this government that agriculture is not being prioritized to improve food security to a greater extent. Government funding toward the sector continues to be limited, far below the Maputo declaration on food security,” he said on the phone.Commenting on the agriculture loan allotted in the national budget for farmers, the FUN coordinator noted that such money required an organized discussion with agriculture stakeholders as to how it would benefit local farmers.“We are fully aware of the circumstances surrounding the US$7.5 million dollars loan scheme from the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) last year. This money did not take into consideration discussions with various stakeholders in the agriculture sector to benefit local farmers to show transparency,” he noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AG Gaye: “Liberians Don’t Have Good Int’l Reputation”

first_imgAuditor General of Liberia, Mrs. Yusador S. GayeAuditor General (AG) Yusador S. Gaye, said at present, Liberians do not have good reputation internationally, because they lack a “culture of integrity.”“Right now, if you listen to the news, there are so many things going on that we do not even know how to say it anymore, but this is time to make a positive change, because we don’t have good reputation as Liberians right now,” Madam Gaye said.She added, “We need not put these things under the  carpet; they are hard facts we need to work extremely hard to change for the better to develop our country.”Madam Gaye made the statement on Monday, November 25, 2019, at the launch of an outreach program under the theme, “Culture of Integrity.” GAC launched the program for eight private and public high schools across Monrovia.She told the students that Liberians have to adopt the culture of reading; referencing  the GAC report to hold public officers accountable by looking at the necessary systems put in place to bring the needed changes the country is desirous of achieving.Madam Gaye meanwhile challenged the students to learn and grow with integrity, “because nobody will change this country, but the citizens.”She said that the initiative is to build a culture of integrity among the youthful generation; help them understand how the country’s resources are spent, and that the public should benefit from taxes.“The GAC,” she said,”is here, and most people think just to audit and hold people accountable is the agency’s only job. We also strengthen how resources are spent, not just to perform audits and indict public officials.”She said the initiative is to help shape the minds of students so that even in the exam halls, they will write the tests with integrity void of corrupted minds at their youthful ages.Madam Gaye told the students that the culture of  integrity starts by trying to be honest in anything we do whether at writing exams, noting, “If you are asked to write a test, do not cheat because whatever you do in school will affect future.”GAC communication analyst, Abraham Cole, said the initiative with high schools is part of the institution’s quest to develop a “culture of integrity” among school going kids to build a corrupt-free Liberia.Cole said the initiative is a non-discriminatory strategy to ensure public, private technical and even faith-based high schools are integrated.He told the gathering that GAC employees, will break up into two teams to reach out to two schools simultaneously to hold a 30-minute interaction with the students, preferably during a non-instructional period to avoid any interference with the students’ period of doing their lessons.Cole said the half-hour interaction is expected to cover a vivid presentation of the GAC’s national mandates, responsibilities, operations, and clarify a host of doubts, concerns, and queries in a question and answer time allotted.William V. S. Tubman High School Vice Principal, Addo H. Dorley, said the outreach initiative requires the collaborative effort of every Liberian, because it deals with ending corruption for national development.Mr. Dorley said the outreach should not only be limited to those few selected schools, but to ensure that every educational institution across the country understands the working of the GAC to end corruption.An 11th-grade student of the Muslim Congress High School, Cheadol H. Sidibey, expressed gratitude to the GAC  for the educative initiative, which she said will help build a better Liberia for the next generation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Staff, Councillors “not too pleased” with situation – Reg 8 Chairman

first_imgRDC house/office for APNU MPChairman of Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) Bonaventure Fredericks has acknowledged that A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) party member and Member of Parliament Rajkumarie Bancroft had been given accommodation and office within the Council’s compound despite the displeasure and disagreement by other administrative staff and Councillors of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).Member of ParliamentRajkumarie BancroftDuring an interview with Guyana Times, Fredericks said that regional officials were asked if MPs could have been accommodated in those regions although they were not residents so as to execute works in those areas. He noted that this position did not go down well with the RDC nevertheless, the then Regional Executive Officer, Rafel Downes, in 2015 went ahead and made the arrangement which is still in place. However, the courtesy was only extended to Government MPs.This decision, Chairman Fredericks said, was taken despite the shortage of living quarters within the region for staff who are unable to gain accommodation at the RDC and have to stay at the regional guest house.“It is an issue with the other administrators to have this MP accommodated. That is true that she occupies a place here although she resides in Georgetown. They [staff] are not too comfortable with it because of the shortage of quarters in our region because we have some of the employees that are not in their own quarters but rather at the guest house,” he said.Further, in response to questions on the work being done by MP Bancroft in the region, he said that she has not had a presence in the region for months now owing to a medical condition. “For the past few months she has not been active in [the] region because she has a physical condition and she is not in the region because of that issue,” he stated.Meanwhile, it was also highlighted during complaints by Councillors that the Opposition People’s Progressive Party Member of Parliament Pauline Sukhai, who is the regional MP for the Opposition, does not enjoy accommodation or even an office there and is not included or invited to meetings held in that region.Councillor Davo Ramphal told this publication that the Administration is clearly biased and only caters for its party members and supporters.The Region Eight Councillors recently accused the Government of micromanaging and politicising the region’s administrative office. They claimed that the Government Member of Parliament and the People’s National Congress (PNC) office are giving instructions on how the office should be managed and sought into the internal affairs of its operations. Some of these allegations were not denied by Chairman Fredericks.People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillor Davo Ramphal, during an interview with Guyana Times last week expressed dissatisfaction with the way in which the RDC is being managed. He alleged that there is gross discrimination, victimisation and political interference ongoing at the RDC.Ramphal disclosed the issue of accommodation for Bancroft, who was married to a former Regional Chairman and PNC member Ewart Clarke, that has an office within the RDC and also was provided with a house within the RDC’s compound, although she resides in Georgetown. This, he said, is unfair since some of the Council’s workers are forced to live at the region’s guest house when the accommodation at the Council was intended for their benefit. Further, Ramphal highlighted that Bancroft was also a Board Member of the Mahdia Power and Light Company’s Board up until last month when MPs were not permitted to form part of any Board.Additionally, he stated that the Assistant Regional Executive Officer (AREO), who is also the PNC Chairperson for Region Eight, also has a permanent office at the Council, whereby, his office is supposed to be at Sub-Region One, North Pakaraimas.Meanwhile, just recently, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan cautioned those elected to serve on the Regional and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils to remove politics from the management of their respective communities.He was at the time addressing similar concerns at a community meeting at Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).last_img read more

La Canada faces tough task

first_imgBut for the Spartans, it’s all about finding a way to believe they can hang with a team that appears unstoppable. “We’re telling our players that if they don’t believe we can win, don’t get on the bus,” said La Ca ada coach Tom Hofman, who led the Spartans to their last championship in 1992. “We don’t need to do anything tricky or anything different. “The best thing about our situation is that we have nothing to lose; all the pressure is on them. There is no reason to be nervous. Just go in and enjoy it, and do the things that got you here.” The Spartans have 6-7 senior Adam Malik, who can match up with any of the Vikings’ talented players. Malik is averaging 23 points and 10 rebounds and has the range to be dangerous anywhere on the floor. “He’s going to go down as one of the best in La Ca ada history,” Hofman said of Malik. “He’s (Malik) as complete a player as we’ve seen in the last 10 games,” Vikings coach Terry Kelly said. “He goes inside and outside and they’ve got a scrappy group around that complements him well.” Kelly also said he expects a competitive game. “You’re talking about a 28-2 team that has won big games and just went through eight-time (V-A) champion Price in the semifinals,” Kelly said. “They’re a team that is obviously well-coached, plays hard, and knows how to win.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There will be big-time college scouts there to watch Vikings 6-foot-4 junior Jrue Holiday, along with his brother, Washington-bound 6-6 senior Justin Holiday. Other college scouts are hoping to land Vikings point guard Robert Ford and to take a sneak peak at 6-6 sophomore Keegan Hornbuckle. center_img ANAHEIM – It’s difficult to imagine that the La Canada High School boys basketball team could set a school record for victories in a season and still be considered a huge underdog against top-ranked Campbell Hall. But considering Campbell Hall’s 28-1 record, its reputation and the 55-point average margin of victory over its opponents in the playoffs, La Ca ada (28-2) players understand the difficult task they face in today’s CIF-Southern Section Division III-A championship game at Honda Center in Anaheim at 10:45 a.m. last_img read more

England sink Sweden to reach semis

first_img0Shares0000England defender Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the World Cup quarter-final against Sweden in Samara© AFP Fabrice COFFRINISAMARA, Russia, July 7 – Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored as England comfortably defeated Sweden 2-0 in Samara on Saturday to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990.Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with Alli adding a second just before the hour. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford then produced a series of crucial saves in the final half-hour to seal England’s long-awaited spot in the last four.It was just a second England victory over Sweden in nine competitive meetings, and sets up a clash with either hosts Russia or Croatia on July 11 in Moscow for a place in the final.Southgate stuck with the same team that overcame Colombia on penalties in the last 16, while Sebastian Larsson returned for Sweden after missing the 1-0 win over Switzerland through suspension.Viktor Claesson drilled over for Sweden early on with an ambitious attempt from distance, while Harry Kane, the tournament’s leading scorer with six goals, dragged wide after a penetrating run by Raheem Sterling.Sweden manager Janne Andersson had warned his side England were a match for them at set-pieces, and so it proved when Maguire connected with Ashley Young’s corner after a low-key first half hour.Maguire outjumped the much smaller Emil Forsberg to nod low into the corner, as England scored for the eighth time in Russia from a dead-ball situation.The lively Sterling should have doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time when he brilliantly controlled Jordan Henderson’s lofted pass, but he was unable to find a way past Robin Olsen and his follow-up was blocked by Andreas Granqvist.Pickford had relatively little to do in a quiet first half, but the England goalkeeper produced a vital stop to claw away a Marcus Berg header minutes after the restart.England promptly cranked up the pressure and pulled further ahead on 59 minutes when a completely unmarked Alli sent a thumping header past Olsen after a first-time cross by Jesse Lingard.Maguire then lashed over after a scene of panic in the Sweden area as England chased a third goal, although they were twice indebted to Pickford for preserving their two-goal lead. The Everton shot-stopper thrust out a hand to superbly keep out Claesson’s low strike from 10 yards following a neat lay-off by Berg.Pickford then showed terrific reflexes to tip over an effort from Berg, who shot on the turn after being picked out in the area by substitute John Guidetti.Southgate withdrew Henderson for Eric Dier in the closing stages and will have a full squad to choose from in the semi-final, injuries permitting.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgAll the movers and shakers getting ready for the International Sheep Shearing Championships which takes place in Burt.All roads will surely be leading to Burt on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May for what promises to be Inishowen’s biggest and most awaited event of 2015.That’s because the All Ireland, International and Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championships are returning.Many will remember their last visit to Burt in 2009 when over 20000 made their way to the Grianan Estate for the now legendary festival of music, rural crafts, family fun and, of course, sheep shearing!This year’s plans are for an event as ambitious as, or even more ambitious than, the 2009 festival. Work has been ongoing for many months and final preparations are underway at the Estate.As in 2009, a new Grianan Queen has been crowned and this time the much coveted title has gone to Burnfoot’s own ever charming Arlene Arbuckle. Arlene will be tasked with formally making the presentations to some of the world’s best shearers following a gruelling set of competitions which will attract competitors from all over the world.Festivities kick off in earnest on Friday night with a concert by the one and only Mike Denver in the ‘Big Shed’. Tickets are priced at €15 and can be bought at the door.On Saturday visitors will be treated to a host of rural craft displays, fun fair, face painting and balloon modelling, falcon display, petting farm, cooking demonstrations by the inimitable Brian Mc Dermott, gourmet food quarter and hundreds of trade stands as well as a range of side attractions too numerous to mention.The sheep shearing competitions will run all day in the yard itself while families will have the opportunity to enjoy a marathon of live music and entertainment in the ‘Big Shed’ right through the afternoon and into the early evening. There will be no shortage of refreshments with fare for every taste available all day.Ample parking is available and each pass will entitle the holder to come and go freely over the course of the day. Saturday night rounds off with a concert by the ever popular Jim Devine and, again, tickets are priced at 15 euro and are available at the door.On Sunday we will do it all again, this time with sheepdog trials included, while the shearers battle it out for a host of winning titles including the All Ireland and Six Nations contests!If first class entertainment and a memorable experience second to none is what you’re after, don’t miss this opportunity to savour the delights on offer at the Grianan Estate this June Bank Holiday weekend.SHEAR ENTERTAINMENT AND GREAT FUN PROMISED IN BURT FOR BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND! was last modified: May 21st, 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:BURTChampionshipsdonegalsheep shearinglast_img read more


first_imgCllr Gary DohertySinn Féin Councillor and General Election Candidate Gary Doherty has said that there are serious questions to be answered over the “huge sums of money being handed over to private companies” to provide subcontracted services for St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlar.Cllr Doherty’s comments come following correspondence issued by the HSE which shows that the total amount of money handed over to private firms contracted to provide services to the hospital had almost tripled between the years 2013 and 2015, this despite only a marginal increase to overall hospital funding.Cllr Doherty said “As we all know the issue of the privatisation of services has come under the spotlight more and more in recent years, particularly as people begin to question spending and the efficiency of our public services, particularly in Health.“Accordingly, I decided to ask my colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty to raise this issue with the Minister and to ask for figures relating to the amount of money spent by the hospital on subcontracted services in recent years. “The HSE has now issued those figures which show that the total amount of money which was handed over to private companies to carry out services for St Joseph’s Hospital actually almost tripled between 2013 and 2015,.“This means that the total cost to the hospital increased from just over €22,000 three years ago up to well over €65,000 last year.“I believe that such a stark increase is very questionable, particularly at a time when hospital budgets are being stretched to their limit and services are being removed and downgraded from the hospital.“It’s no surprise either that this increase has had a knock on effect on the hospital’s operating costs which also increased during these years and went up by €183,000 in 2015 compared to two years earlier. “Where we begin to worry is that despite an increase of €183,000 for actually running the hospital, the hospital’s budget allocation from the HSE only increased marginally by an additional €5,000 in 2015.“These figures raise some very serious questions about the management of the hospital and also about why only such a small increase to funding was provided to the hospital despite such a mammoth jump in its operating costs.”“Sinn Féin’s position is clear on this, our party believes that, where possible services should not be taken away from hospitals and put into the hands of private firms to profit from because often this comes at the expense of clinical services being offered to patients.”ANSWERS DEMANDED AS COST OF SERVICES AT ST JOSEPH’S TREBLE was last modified: February 25th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgDead heading Petunias and other annuals is an essential jobFlowering plants use their flowers as an advertisement to attract pollinators, who help the plant to achieve its goal in life – to reproduce.Flowers of course come ion many shapes and sizes and flowering plants flower at different times of year – this can be linked to what their targeted pollinator partner is, or where in the world the plant originally comes from.Gareth Austinby Gareth Austin A general job in gardening which should be undertaken by all gardeners is regular dead-heading of your ornamental plants, think here about your bedding plants, your roses, your hanging baskets and your perennials in the garden.When a plant such as a Petunia goes out of it flower, the spent flower then produces a seed which completes the reproduction stage, the plant will then die off- it has completed what it set out to do!We as gardeners interrupt this process by removing the spent blooms, the plant then has to produce more flowers to (hopefully) produce seed, this continual dead-heading ensures a repeat of flowers over a prolonged period. Combine this dead-heading with some regular liquid feeding and you’re in Horticultural heaven! This regular dead heading, carried out on a weekly basis should be a stable part of your gardening house-keeping on all your tubs, bedding plants and hanging baskets.Dead Heading Roses will give months worth of more flowersWith garden shrubs many don’t respond in the same way, some will flower once and that’s your lot, these however benefit from having old flowers removed so that the plants doesn’t waste energy producing unwanted seeds, instead they can refocus this energy on producing more root and shoot growth. Others such as the modern garden roses do really well with dead-heading and as a result of the weekly inspection will continue to reflower for many months. In the vertical garden the regular dead-heading of sweet peas will not only encourage more flowers, but will also gain you wonderful scented vase fulls of flowers for the home, likewise with your climbing roses.Many perennials in the garden will throw out some minor secondary flowers if dead headed quickly, the classic Lupin will do this, as will the Penstemmons and Poppies.Your tool of choice for dead-heading will be either sharp scissors or sharp secateurs, the key word here is SHARP, everything is easier if tools are kept in good order, so regular sharpening of your hand tools should be carried out (and you can even push the boat out and give them a wee squirt with WD40 now and again too!)DD GARDENING: OFF WITH THEIR HEADS! was last modified: July 3rd, 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:dead headingdonegalGareth Austinlast_img read more

Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Parents Plus programme now enrolling

first_imgRaphoe Family Resource CentreBringing up Confident ChildrenNew Parents Plus programme starting on Wednesday 1 st March @ Lifford N.SHave you a child / children aged from 5 -12 years old? Does it ever feel like World War 3 is breaking out in your home when it’s time to get homework started or when bedtime is mentioned?Do you find it hard to get your child’s attention and end up getting becoming more frustrated?Do you ever feel just at a loss as to what to do next (who hasn’t!)Raphoe Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family Support Project are now taking names for a free Parents Plus 6 week programme. The Parents Plus Children’s Programme offers Parents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and learn new techniques to help children be more co-operative and maintain boundaries, help them learn and reach their full potential.For further information please contact Melanie @Raphoe FRC on 0749145796 or Celine @ Springboard Family Support Project on 0749173918 or Laura (Home School Community Liaison) on 0749141450 / 074914126950-50 Bonus BallThe winner of the weekly Bonus Ball was Patsy O’ Hagan Congratulations to Patsy!The winning number was 23.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck! Women’s GroupThe Women’s Group meets on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm here in the Family Resource Centre. The group has been together for many years.We chat; we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year. If you would like to be a part of this group, please don’t hesitate to come along.We are really interested in your ideas. If you would like any more information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796 / 0873641503.Raphoe Something Special GroupThe group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you will find support, advice and information by attending this support group. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information about the support group please contact Melanie on 0749145796 / 0873641503. Sinead Mc Gavigan School of Dance (Hip Pop, Street Rock n Roll and Freestyle)Sinead Mc Gavigan School of Dance resumed on Tuesday 14 th February 2017 @ The Volt House, Raphoe . 4-7 year old from 6.45 -7.30pm €4 per class and 8-12 year olds from 7.45 – 8.45pm €5 per class.Boxing Club NotesOn Saturday last the Raphoe Club entered eight boxers in the Donegal Open Championships held in the Carndonagh Club and Raphoe came away with six Donegal championships. Ballindrait hot-shot Liam Crawford turned in a vintage display of ring craft when he outpointed Sayed Alisinalizade, Letterkenny to win the 12-year- old title at 52kg.There were wins by walk-over for Aaron McDaid, Eoin McGarrell, Liam McMonagle, Tom Doherty and Conor McGurk. Lifford’s rising star Danny Buchanan turned in a gutsy display only to lose out to Odhran McGinley, Dunfanaghy and Oran Devine lost out to Carndonagh’s Oisin Devlin. Well done to all of you boys.On Sunday night next club boxers Danny Buchanan, Brendan O’Hagan, Tom Doherty and Oisin McHugh will all be in action at a major tournament in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town when the St. John Bosco ABC stage their annual boxing showpiece.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group.There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic!Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Raphoe Badminton ClubRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament commences on Thursday 23 rd February in the Recreation Hall with usual events running. Finals will be played on Friday 10 th March. For further details contact Joe Magee (074-9145451 after 7pm), Sammy Magee (074-9145444) or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club Facebook page.Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Parents Plus programme now enrolling 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:RaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centrelast_img read more