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Video: Liverpool stars back in action

first_imgA youthful Liverpool side got the club’s pre-season underway in Denmark but their exuberance couldn’t stop them from losing 2-1 to Brondby – and you can see all the action in the video above.Brendan Rodgers’ first game since Luis Suarez’s exit saw Fabio Borini, who spent last season on loan with Sunderland, start along with Philippe Coutinho, Lucas and Daniel Agger, while the rest of the side contained the likes of Jordan Rossiter, Joao Carlos Texeira and Martin Kelly.It was the Danes who took the lead in defender Agger’s ‘homecoming’ though as Christian Norgaard was able to capitalise on a mistake from Spanish starlet Suso and curl a shot beyond Brad Jones, who could only paw his leftt glove at the splendid strike after 23 minutes.The Reds did claim an equaliser after the break as substitutes Jordon Ibe and Kristoffer Peterson combined with the Swedish winger, who spent time on loan with Tranmere Rovers last year, tapping home.But their hard work was to be undone at the death as Fehran Hasani slalomed his way through a static Liverpool side late on and fired the ball into the back of the net, with substitute goalkeeper Dan Ward standing no chance.A clash with Preston on Saturday is next on the menu and could see summer signing Emre Can make his bow for the club.Click here to check out Liverpool’s pre-season fixture listlast_img read more

AMAZING NIKKI CLIMBS SNOW COVERED ERRIGAL USING CRUTCHES!

first_imgNikki Bradley, at the top of beautiful Errigal Mountain yesterday afternoon.The team after climbing Errigal.YESSSSSSS!Nikki Bradley take a break during her attempt to scale Errigal.FEATURES: Nikki Bradley has shown tremendous heart, bravery and courage during her on-going battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma. Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of bone cancer – that primarily affects children and adolescents.However, she hasn’t let her condition stop her in her tracks despite suffering a number of setbacks.She has taken on a huge number of physical challenges in the last number of years as part of her on-going campaign of awareness around the condition.Nikki has been nicknamed ‘The Fighter’ due to her fantastic attitude and willingness to push her to body to maximum to achieve her goals. Nikki’s latest attempt was to climb snow-capped Errigal with Paul Doherty, Simon Cox, Iain Miller and Ian Parke.Nikki told Donegal Daily, “I fell a lot, but it was a absolutely amazing experience.“It really opened my eyes to my own abilities – it was a great day and the views on top of Errigal were spectacular.”  AMAZING NIKKI CLIMBS SNOW COVERED ERRIGAL USING CRUTCHES! was last modified: January 15th, 2016 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:Errigal MountainFeaturesnewsnikki bradleyThe Fighterlast_img read more

ROYAL VISIT: PRINCE CHARLES’ SPEECH IN FULL

first_imgPRINCE Charles’ delivered a speech at the LYIT this afternoon.Here is the text of it in full:“Tá athas mór orm a bheidh anseo i Leitir CeanainnIt really is always, if I may say so ladies and gentleman, the greatest possible pleasure for my wife and I to visit this wonderful country. We enjoyed ourselves so much in County Galway and County Sligo last year that we simply had to come back! We are particularly happy to come to Donegal, a place of dramatic and beautiful scenery, of music and story-telling, of myth, legend and the Irish language, and a place, of course, where the link between Man and the land is still so well understood. It is also a place of innovation and creativity, as the work of this Institute shows. We are, ladies and gentlemen, so grateful for the warm Irish failte from Councillor Ciaran Brogan, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and Paul Hanningan, President of the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.I can only say that we have already had the most wonderful start to our day in the County, in Donegal town and look forward to seeing more this afternoon. Apart from anything else, it will be a special treat for me to visit Glebe House, the home of my old friend and artistic mentor, Derek Hill, who I know is so closely associated with this County and this Institute. His love of Donegal is well-known. Perhaps his greatest contribution to local culture was his encouragement of the now world-famous Tory Island art. In fact, amongst quite a collection I have of his paintings, I have one or two that he did on Tory Island and he used to tell me an awful lot about it.But ladies and gentlemen, as I mentioned in Sligo last year, the relationship between Britain and Ireland is now better than ever and the relationship between the communities on this island has changed fundamentally since the Peace Agreement of 1998. This is as evident here as anywhere. The border is of the merest consequence and County Donegal, County Derry or Londonderry and County Tyrone operate as a single economic entity, to the great benefit of their inhabitants. I can only applaud the people of all three counties for proving that it is possible for communities that had been divided for so long to overcome their differences and create a peaceful and prosperous life together. I do so hope that the example you have set will be copied in other areas of the world that have suffered so much conflict.Gabh raibh maith agaibh uilig go leir” ROYAL VISIT: PRINCE CHARLES’ SPEECH IN FULL was last modified: May 25th, 2016 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:donegal royal visitPrince Charles speech in fulllast_img read more

Winner of the fabulous afternoon tea competition at Harvey’s Point is…………….

first_imgDonegal Daily ran a Like & Share competition were the fantastic Harvey’s point hotel were giving away afternoon tea for 4 people.Eilis Ni Chuireain from Letterkenny is the lucky winner of this wonderful prize. Eilis a school principal in Scoil Mhuire Ramelton will be taking her “tea buddies” to Harvey’s Point to help her enjoy the afternoon tea in the renowned Donegal hotel. Harvey’s Point is a real hotel run by real people, each of whom has a genuine desire to see guests who are happy, relaxed and pampered.  From the moment of arrival until we bid you farewell, our Team are at your service to ensure a memorable ‘Harvey’s Point Experience’.The famous afternoon tea at Harvey’s Point is no different and leaves you with an experience that takes your breath away.  Winner of the fabulous afternoon tea competition at Harvey’s Point is……………. was last modified: July 20th, 2016 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:afternoon teaeilis ni chuireainharvey’s pointLike and Sharelast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: WIN TWO FREE TICKETS FOR FINAL WITH DONEGAL DAILY

first_imgDonegal stars Ryan McHugh, Michael Murphy and Karl Lacey getting fueled up for the big game!Tickets for the All-Ireland Final will be like gold-dust but Donegal Daily has TWO free tickets to give to one lucky reader.The Donegal GAA team has been lucky to have a loyal sponsor like Donegal Creameries in recent years. And now courtesy of the Donegal teams’ main sponsor we have two tickets to give away.And the even better news is that the competition is completely FREE – no expensive textlines or asking for a like on Facebook!Simply answer this simple question – ‘Name the cow that is used on the Donegal Creameries fresh milk packs?’You can email your answer with your name, address and mobile phone number to dailydonegal@gmail.com. Entry to the competition closes at 3pm next Wednesday.The winner will be announced at Donegal Daily’s Night of The Stars at the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday night next. MC Charlie Collins will contact the winner by phone so make sure you have your mobile charged up!See our poster for what promises to be a great night.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: WIN TWO FREE TICKETS FOR FINAL WITH DONEGAL DAILY was last modified: September 14th, 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-IRELAND FINALDonegal CreameriesDonegal Dailyfree ticketsGAAJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

MADDIE: PORTUGESE POLICE TO FINALLY RE-OPEN INVESTIGATION

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The Portuguese police are to request that the Madeleine McCann investigation be reopened, it is being reported in the Portugese media.Police in Oporto have been reviewing the case and have identified a number of issues they wish to clarify, local TV stations report.It follows pressure from the British authorities in recent weeks including the BBC1 CrimeWatch programme which threw up even more new leads in the case which were missed by the original Portugese police team. Madeleine has been missing since May 2007.British detectives re-investigating the case believe she was snatched from the room of her apartment.Several new suspects have emerged as a result of the investigation.The case is being closely followed here in Co Donegal where Madeleine has many relatives. Her grandparents are from the county. MADDIE: PORTUGESE POLICE TO FINALLY RE-OPEN INVESTIGATION was last modified: October 24th, 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:madeleine mccannnew investigationPortugese policelast_img read more

DD LOCAL: CURRACH BUILDING IN ANNAGRY

first_imgJanuary 22nd 2015CURRACH BUILDINGCurrach building classes will be held in the Hall during the month of May. The classes will teach the participants the art of building their own Carrickfin/Gola Island type currach indigenous to this area. In olden days, there were at least one currach builder in each townland, but presently there is only a handful in the area. As there is a relatively high cost for materials, a deposit is required on booking a place on the course. The course is limited to eight spaces. For further details on the above classes contact Jimmy at 087 1935066 or email annagryhall@gmail.com TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of the Local Branch of the Alzheimers Society will be held in Caisleain Óir Annagry on Wednesday January 21st starting at 10 pm. Teams of four, €20 per table. LOTTOThere was no winner of the €3020 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto draw on January 7th last. The numbers drawn were 12-14-17-22. Marie Greene Loch an Iúir, J Boyle 57 Loch an Iúir matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on January 14th is €3080. If you’re not in, you can’t win!ART CLASSESArt Classes will be held again this year in Annagry Hall. This 8 week long classes will be held between 8pm and 10pm and will begin on Thursday February 5th. The classes are suitable for adults with all levels of ability.DRESS MAKINGA six week long Dress Making course will begin on Tuesday February 17th at 8pm. Although the course is suited for those who know the basics of operating a sewing machine, beginners will be accommodated on an introduction night which will be held on Tuesday February 10th. Further information can be had by emailing annagryhall@gmail.com or contacting 087 1935066.ART SCULPTOR An Art Sculptor Class using Paverpol will be held in Annagry Hall on Saturday January 31st starting at 2pm. There are limited spaces available. To enrol contact 086 8370934.NIGHT AT THE RACESMany race goers attended the Annual Night at the races held by the Naomh Muire GAA Club in Sharkey’s Lounge Annagry recently. Lucky punters on the night were Robbie O’Donnell (Senior) Annagry East,Cathleen McGinley Calhame, Eugene Doherty Meenbanad, James McDevitt Annagry West, Mary Hugo Ward Belcruit, Mally Boyle Loughanure, Neil McBride Loughanure, Liam Duffy Annagry East, Tomás Duffy Meenacreave, A.G.B Culacrick, Patricia Rodgers Bunaman, Paula Gallagher Ranafast, Alec McDyer Kerrytown, Geraldine McBride and Bronagh McGinley Scoil Naomh Dubhthach Anagaire, Dan and Ashling c/o Daniel Gallagher Railway Road Loughanure, Martin Moore Loughanure, Peadar Ó Dubhtaigh Rann na Feirste, Lee Boyle Mullaghderg, Leanne Boyle Glen Road Annagry, Shane Doherty Calhame and Luke Neely Dungloe. Race sponsors were Josie Joe Boyle Larsen Cabs, Patrick McGinley, Tony Doherty, Seamus Rodgers, Paul McDevitt, Paul Gallagher, Owenie McGarvey, Paddy Forker, Gary Boyle and Údarás na Gaeltachta. Charlie and Ciaran Cannon listed the horses competing. The winner on the Auction Race was Robbie O’Donnell (Junior) Annagry East. The club wish to extend thanks to the management and staff of Sharkey’s Bar, the buyers and sellers of horses, all who placed bets on the night, sponsors and Charlie and Ciaran Cannon. The net profit on the night was €4,300. Míle buiochas do achan dhuine a chuidigh, agus Blian Úr faoi mhaise on fhochumann do ar muintir sa bhaile agus as shiubal as baile.100+ DRAW The following people who won in the 100+ November Draw co-ordinated by Naomh Muire CLG were €500 Patrick McGinley jnr, Meenacreave. €200 Seamus Grant Anagaire. €100 each Marie McGarvey Loch an Iúir, Tony M Sharkey Bún na mBeann, John A O’Donnell Anagaire. €50 each Roseleen McGarvey Cnoc a’ Stolaire, Harry Harden Mín Doire na Slúa, Anne Marie Sweeney Loch an Iúir, John Rúa Croithslí, Lorraine Boyle Beal na Cruite, Aidan Hughes Mullachdubh, Therese Doherty Min Bannáid, Anne Boyle(Gillespie) Mullachdubh. Happy New Year to all our patrons and sellers, your contributions to our club are greatly appreciated.ACTIVITIESThe year 2014 has been a progressive one for Coiste Forbartha Anagaire. They have facilitated for the first time educational, cultural and sporting activities. They hope to build on this work in 2015 with new activities and events. Some activities envisaged are an Advanced Dress Making course in February and classes in Beginners Irish, Art and Basket Making. They hope to facilitate Currach Building classes in early summer as well as exhibitions, film nights and other cultural events. It is hoped that a tourist information centre will be opened in the summer. The Committee have been working towards getting a suitable venue for a Mens Shed for the Parish. The views of the community are most welcome. They can be contacted at 087 1935066 or annagryhall@gmail.com.DD LOCAL: CURRACH BUILDING IN ANNAGRY was last modified: January 22nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Annagry newslast_img read more

SADNESS AT PASSING OF ONE OF DONEGAL’S OLDEST CITIZENS

first_imgThere has been much sadness at the passing of one of Donegal oldest and much-loved citizens, Lizzie Maloney.Ms Maloney, late of Ard O’Donnell in Letterkenny, passed away at Arch View Lodge in Drumany in her 105th year.Her removal took place today going to her daughter Maura Boyce home at 26 Derryveagh Ave., Letterkenny to repose. Ms Maloney’s funeral mass will take place at St Eunan’s Cathedral at 10am on Thursday with burial afterwards in the family plot in Conwal cemetery.May she rest in peace.SADNESS AT PASSING OF ONE OF DONEGAL’S OLDEST CITIZENS was last modified: September 7th, 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:deathletterkennyLizzie Maloneylast_img read more

GARDAI PLEA TO DRVERS AS ORANGE RAIN ALERT ISSUED FOR DONEGAL TONIGHT

first_imgGardai have appealed to drivers to slow down this evening.The head of the Donegal Traffic Corps has appealed to drivers to be extra cautious this evening as an orange status alert is issued for rain across the county.Inspector Michael Harrison appealed to drivers to slow down as a heavy band of rain arrives across Donegal.Inspector Michael HarrisonHe told Donegal Daily “Met Eireann has issued an orang alert and that has been issued for a reason. We are expecting very heavy rain across Donegal this evening. “There is the likelihood that roads could be flooded and there could be a lot of surface water.“We are asking people to slow down and not to take any chances on the roads this evening.”Met Éireann has issued a level orange alert this morning warning that some thundery downpours will develop, leading to spot flooding and possibly accumulations of 35 to 50mm, but up to 70mm possibly on hilly ground and on mountains.The poor weather will create potentially hazardous conditions for road users. As such the RSA is advising drivers that: • It takes longer to stop a vehicle on wet roads so slow down and allow extra distance between you and the vehicle in front, 4 seconds at a minimum (use the 2 second rule and repeat it twice).• Take special care when driving behind trucks or buses as they generate a considerable amount of spray which reduces your visibility.• Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.• Use dipped headlights at all times of poor visibility not parking/side lights and fog lights.• Be mindful of Aquaplaning on roads where 100/120kmh speeds apply. Aquaplaning occurs where the tyre thread fill with water and the driver is at risk of losing control of the vehicle. • Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are advised to be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.• Pedestrians should walk on a footpath, not in the street. Walk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpaths.• Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists• Monitor radio weather broadcasts while travellingThe RSA also has the following advice for driving in flooded conditions;• If the road ahead is flooded choose another route, do not attempt to drive through it. Flooded roads that appear shallow could be deeper than you think.• After going through water, drive slowly with your foot on the brake pedal for a short distance – this helps to dry the brakes. • Sometimes roads can be closed due to their fragile state after wet weather or because they are blocked by flooding.• Road users should always follow recommended routes and obey signs closing roads to traffic.• Watch out for washed out roads, earth slides, broken water or sewer mains, loose or downed electrical wires, and fallen or falling objectsFor more weather updates visit Met Eireann’s website www.met.ieGARDAI PLEA TO DRVERS AS ORANGE RAIN ALERT ISSUED FOR DONEGAL TONIGHT was last modified: September 11th, 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:GardaiMichael Harrisonrainwaterlast_img read more

LEGO Christmas camps for children launched in Donegal

first_imgTime at Bricks 4 Kidz, Donegal’s newest kids entertainment camps and workshops, is top of many children’s’ Christmas wish lists this year. The Donegal branch of the LEGO Technic project is now enrolling for programmes all across Donegal this December and January, providing a fun place for children to learn, build and play over the holidays.Bricks 4 Kidz, which delivers educational play activities through LEGO® has just opened in County Donegal, teaching children aged between 3 and 16 years the principles of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Their Christmas workshops and camps have been designed to teach the STEM principles in a fun and festive way to girls and boys, aged 4 – 12. One day workshops will be held in Buncrana and Letterkenny on Saturday 16th and 23rd December and camps in Buncrana, Ballybofey and Letterkenny from January 2nd – 5th. For booking details, visit www.bricks4kidz.ie/donegalOrganisers said: “Our programmes have been created by engineers and architects to ignite children’s creativity and curiosity.“Our Bricks 4 Kidz programmes provide a unique approach to educational play using LEGO® bricks, motors and remote controls. Children explore and collaborate using unique lessons, proprietary model plans, themed learning units and motorised project kits. “Our activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. We provide an environment where children can make new friends, of the same age and with similar interests by combining team work elements to our workshops and camps.”To find out more visit our website at www.bricks4kidz.ie/donegal or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/b4kDonegalSponsored PostLEGO Christmas camps for children launched in Donegal was last modified: December 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bricks 4 kidzchildrenCHristmasfamilieskids activitiesLegolast_img read more