Mule: “It’s a matter of success”

first_imgLooking to Oviedo, Mula is clear that effectiveness is basic: “It is a matter of success and of being concentrated until the last minute. The team is very good, we are very plugged in and in the games it is seen that we are dominating and generating occasions. We are going points for small details, but the work is good. ” Regarding the rival, Oviedo, Mula stressed that “they have a great center of the field, have very fast ends and go well above.” For Mula “Oviedo is a direct rival. Both teams need the points and the need to win. ”Álex Mula arrived at Alcorcón in January after spending four months without a card in Malaga. Mula has taken a place in the eleven holder of Alcorcón “I am very grateful that they have received me and how they are behaving with me. I have managed to catch up with my classmates. I needed to play and have minutes and that is what I am having in Alcorcón. ” Mula acknowledged that “I have already paid a peck to peers as befits the new”. El Alcorcón visits this Saturday one of the most traditional fields of the Second Division, Carlos Tartiere. Both Alcorcón and Oviedo come to the meeting with the need to score points. The potters come from losing in 91 their last match against Deportivo after having dominated all the springs of the game against the Galicians. Álex Mula attended AS exclusively in the previous match. Mula moved us the situation of the costumes after the defeat in 91 against Deportivo de la Coruña “We were left with the good game we did. We were superior, we took the initiative of the ball and the chances. But this is football and the most important thing is the goal, and that was Depor. ” What hurt the team the most was that it happened in Santo Domingo “We are playing very good games, but it is hard for us to win. We have to be more effective in the face of goal, we are playing good games, the team is fine and we have to continue ”.last_img read more

Marcos Llorente: “I was not wrong coming to Atlético”

first_imgMarcos Llorente has responded Monday to questions from fans on Twitter. The midfielder of the Atlético de Madrid has spoken, among other topics, about his double at Anfield, his Real Madrid past and how he lives in quarantine. – Marcos Llorente (@marcosllorente) March 23, 2020Feeding: “I finish before telling you what not as hehe: neither cereals nor dairy products nor ultra-processed”.Better performance as interior: “My objective is to contribute to the team, where the coach considers that I can be more useful.”In which position do you like to play the most?: “I always work to the maximum to be available when the coach decides, in whatever position”.What did you think when you were a substitute?: “Work and effort always have a reward. Our obligation is to train day by day and give everything, so when the opportunity comes we are prepared.”What caught your attention when you arrived at Atleti?: “From the first day the locker room, coaching staff and fans all go together, in good times and bad.”Locker room relationship: “The relationship is very good, really. There is a great atmosphere and it shows in the day-to-day work and in the games. We are a family.”Bib Number ’14’: “Without a doubt. I am aware that’ 14 ‘has been the number one of the greatest legends of this club and I take it as a great responsibility.” Support from Madrid fans: “I thank and value all the people who give me encouragement and affection every day. It is very important to feel that support, in the good and, above all, in the not so good.”Madridista past: “I give everything I have every time I wear this shirt, in every training, … My commitment is total, I think I have shown it. From there, I will always respect what everyone thinks.”Atleti’s interest to sign him: “I discussed it with my family and we considered that coming to this great club was the best option. And I see that I was not wrong in the choice.” 14 Definitely. I am aware that 14 has been the number one of the great legends of this club and I take it as a great responsibility. #CharlaConMarcosLlorente– Marcos Llorente (@marcosllorente) March 23, 2020Best memory with Atleti: “Those that remain to come …”.Stay linked to football after retiring: “I still have many years (I hope) until that moment, but it is certainly an option that I do not rule out. At the moment, to continue enjoying on the pitch.”Reference player: “Fortunately, I have always had my references very close, in my own family.”Companion with whom you get along best: “The truth is that the atmosphere is very good and I get along well with many colleagues. If I have to say one, it would be Mario Hermoso, because we have known each other since we were little.”Best goalkeeper in the world: “Oblak”.How did it feel to put on the Atleti shirt?: “A lot of hope and a lot of responsibility. A moment to remember.”First time in the Metropolitan: “From the first moment I have felt very good”. We have a top stadium. “Ritual before entering the field: “I always jump onto the pitch with my left leg.”Memories of Alavés: “I have the best memories of Alavés and his fans. It was a very beautiful year and, of course, a very important one for me. Mendi and Vitoria will always have a special place in my heart.”FIFA tournament: “I did what I could. The initiative has been great, we have had a fun time and, most importantly, we have helped raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus. That is everyone’s game today and we are going to win it.” I discussed it with my family and we considered that coming to this great club was the best option. And I see that I was not wrong in the choice. #CharlaConMarcosLlorente– Marcos Llorente (@marcosllorente) March 23, 2020First memory after finishing Anfield’s game: “I remembered all my family, who have always supported me at all times. And, of course, all the athletes.”What did you think when Liverpool scored 2-0?: “We knew that we were going to have our opportunities and we never lowered our arms. Faith is part of the DNA of this club. You always have to believe.”Message from your partner after the double at Anfield: “It was a real rush. She has always supported me, in good times and bad times.”How are you at Atlético?: “Very happy. The treatment I have received since I arrived has been impeccable, both from the club and from the fans. I am sure we still have great moments to live.”Simeone: “Live football with a lot of passion. He always transmits that intensity necessary to face every training session or match to the maximum.”Physical preparation in quarantine: “I try to follow a preparation plan as strict or more than when we were in competition. You have to take special care to be on top when it comes to competing again.” I try to follow a preparation plan as strict or more than when we were in competition. You have to take special care to be at your best when it comes to competing again. #CharlaConMarcosLlorentelast_img read more

Bersola, Frayna recognized as part of Ten Outstanding Students of PH

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Teng gets 2nd triple-double as Flying V routs Zark’s SEA Games 2019: PH’s recognized poomsae team (MEN/WOMEN) l (FULL PERFORMANCE) PLAY LIST 07:23SEA Games 2019: PH’s recognized poomsae team (MEN/WOMEN) l (FULL PERFORMANCE)02:48Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Frayna, who graduated cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Far Eastern University Manila, is the country’s first Filipina Grand Master and is the class valedictorian of Batch 2017 of Institute of Arts and Sciences.Bersola, who was named Best Blocker in the 76th Season of the UAAP, said one of the keys to being a star athlete and top student is time management.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s about learning how to prioritize and of course, learning how to sacrifice along the way. The two are connected, so the things that are of least importance will take the backseat. Just trying your best and working hard and aiming for excellence in every aspect and every duty take a role,” Bersola saidduring the awarding ceremony Monday night at Asian Institute of Management in Makati City.Frayna, who was a recipient of a Congressional Award last year, and Bersola made the cut from 20 finalists. LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “You don’t know what will happen to you in the future so it would be really nice to get a degree and have learned in the university and if you think we can’t do it, as long as we really work hard for it, we’ll be able to reach for it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s an honor. I really didn’t expect it,” said the 21-year-old Bersola.“It’s really a big thing for me because I feel like I’m representing all the student-athletes who graduated this year. And it’s also like breaking the stereotypes about student-athletes,” she added.Frayna, who hails from Legazpi City, Albay, missed the event and was represented by her mother Sonia.Bersola said the best advice she can impart to student-athletes is to stay determined and passionate amid adversities.“I want to tell them to keep pushing and just do your best not just in your sport but also in academics because you can’t play forever,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Kathy Bersola and Janelle Frayna among the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines awardees. Photo by Mark GiongcoKathy Bersola and Janelle Frayna, who showed that student-athletes can excel in both fields, were named in the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) in the National Capital Region.Bersola graduated summa cum laude, Bachelor of Sports Science in University of the Philippines Diliman and is a former team captain of the UP Lady Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Hello, Delly: Dellavedova returns to Cavs in 3-team trade

first_imgFILE – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) walks on the court during the second half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Matthew Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers. He won’t recognize them.Cleveland re-acquired the popular, scrappy guard on Friday in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Dwyane Wade set to reach 1,000 career games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIEScenter_img The Cavaliers also received forward John Henson and 2021 first- and second-round picks from Milwaukee, and a 2022 second-rounder from Washington. The Cavs sent guard George Hill and a 2021 second-round selection to the Bucks, and forward Sam Dekker to the Wizards. Milwaukee also got forward Jason Smith from Washington.Affectionately known to Cleveland fans as “Delly,” Dellavedova was a key member of the Cavs’ 2016 title team before he signed with the Bucks later that summer. He’s not the same player, and the Cavs are far from being the same team, but his return will soften what has been a difficult season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCleveland is just 5-20 and rebuilding in the wake of LeBron James’ departure last summer.“I’m glad my Aussie brother is back,” Cavs center Tristan Thompson said following a 129-110 loss to Sacramento. “Brings us veteran leadership, a guy that’s won before, a guy that’s going to push Collin (Sexton), control the game for the second unit and he’ll make shots. He’s good at throwing lobs to me, so I’m really happy about that. “We’re excited to welcome George and Jason to the Bucks organization,” GM Jon Horst said. “George provides us added depth and experience at the guard position, while Jason gives us another front-court player who can stretch the floor.”There was an urgency to get the deal agreed to before 6 p.m. on Friday because only players on rosters by then can be re-packaged in other trades before February’s deadline.Hill’s days were numbered in Cleveland. The Cavs are re-shaping their roster with an eye on landing a major free agent in 2020, and Hill was no longer part of the long-term plans because of his age and the team’s commitment to Sexton’s development.Hill recently returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, a setback that only delayed the Cavs in pulling off a deal to add more assets. Cleveland recently traded sharpshooter Kyle Korver to Utah for two picks in 2020 and 2021.The 28-year-old Dellavedova will get a chance re-start his career with the Cavs. The Australian had been buried on Milwaukee’s bench and is averaging just 1.7 points and 2.4 assists in 12 games.Henson recently underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist. He’s averaging 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14 games.Dekker was in his first season with the Cavs, who got him in an August trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds but missed significant time with a severely sprained left ankle.“This trade allows us to continue to work to improve our team and gives us a young, developing player in Sam whose versatility and athleticism at the forward position will allow him to earn an opportunity to contribute,” said Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld. “We wish Jason the best moving forward and appreciate the value he brought to our team as a great teammate and true professional.” MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I think it will be good for our team, not just for myself, but for our team.”Hill helped the Cavs reach the Finals last season, but the team wanted to unload his contract while giving rookie Sexton more playing time.Sexton has already heard stories about Dellavedova.“Everybody said he’s a real good guy, a real good locker-room guy,” he said. “We lost George, which was my vet, so I’ll have to talk to Dellavedova and he’ll be able to lead me how George led me. They say he practices hard too, so we’re going to have some battles.”The Bucks are getting a 46-percent shooter from 3-point range in Hill, who fits into their new long-range shooting philosophy under first-year coach Mike Budenholzer, plus a backup to starter Eric Bledsoe. They also could potentially save roughly $16 million in salary, assuming they waive Hill after this season.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Financial Services Halted Until August 4

first_imgResponding to the strict measures announced President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, on Wednesday, July 30, aimed at curtailing the spread of the Ebola epidemic in the country, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has directed all financial institutions, including commercial banks and insurance companies, to ensure full compliance.All financial institutions are hereby further directed to close to the public to allow for the chlorination and disinfection of their premises effective Friday, August 1 to Saturday, August 2, 2014.  Business activities will resume on Monday, August 4, 2014.  All financial institutions are also directed to make further safety measures to protect the public against the Ebola epidemic.The CBL said it will conduct inspection of the premises of financial institutions to monitor compliance with the presidential proclamation. Therefore, all concerned are advised to take note and govern themselves.  All cooperation of the public with this directive is also required.The CBL wants all requests for information and/or clarification forwarded to its Regulation and Supervision Department (RSD).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Boys’ soccer notes: Playoffs have different look this year

first_imgKyle Ernsberger leads the Centurions (16-8-3) with 22 goals. Larry Guizar, who scored twice Wednesday, has 18 goals. “We’ve kind of had our ups and downs throughout the season,” Groller said. “But it’s a great group of guys that’s been great to be around. It’s a really special year where everything’s clicking.” Chatsworth (18-6-2), which didn’t qualify for the playoffs last year, hasn’t advanced this far since 1996. The Chancellors, seeded third in the City Section, continue their quest for the program’s first City title in 16 years when they play host to No. 6 Sylmar (21-2-3). Chatsworth edged Manual Arts of Los Angeles 1-0 in Wednesday’s second round. This year’s boys’ soccer playoffs are turning into an unfamiliar situation for locals. Teams such as Saugus, Harvard-Westlake of Studio City and Chatsworth are unaccustomed to postseason success, but each has advanced to today’s quarterfinals in their respective divisions. Unseeded Saugus, which plays host to Southern Section Div. II’s No. 3-seed Trabuco Hills, is in the quarterfinals for the first time. “I’ve tried to use that as motivation,” said Saugus coach Seth Groller, whose team is coming off a 4-2 victory over Santa Barbara on Wednesday. “Even when we won league, it had only been done three times before in 34 years, so I told them they were doing something special. When I told them no Saugus team had made it as far as the quarterfinals, that was kind of the motivation to get that far. Now that we’re here, we want to keep going, they don’t want it to end.” center_img Harvard-Westlake (17-10-1), which hadn’t won a playoff game since 1999, has the toughest task in extending its improbable run. The unseeded Wolverines play at Millikan of Long Beach, the No. 2 seed in Div. I. Since finishing third in the Mission League, Harvard-Westlake has posted back-to-back upsets over league champions, the latest coming Wednesday against Marmonte League champion Royal of Simi Valley in a game decided by penalty kicks. Closing in on Canoga: Canoga Park (21-0-1) is starting to feel the target on its back that comes with not only being the City’s No. 1 seed, but also being ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation. Unlike last season, when the Hunters outscored playoff opponents 18-0 en route to the final, Canoga Park has edged No. 32 Hollywood and No. 17 Banning by a combined 3-0 margin. More of the same: Viewpoint of Calabasas’ 2-0 victory over Montclair Prep of Panorama City on Wednesday was the 10th shutout posted by the Patriots in their past 12 games. Viewpoint, which has allowed just two goals during that span, has 16 shutouts this season. The Patriots (18-0-6), seeded third in Div. VI, play host to Bosco Tech of Rosemead today. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mourinho refuses to address angry Utd fans

first_imgIn addition, Mourinho employed what appeared to be a defensively-minded strategy in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool on 14 October in the Premier League.He told Sky Sports, “I cannot meet a quarter of the planet. I think a quarter of the planet is Manchester United red. I cannot meet them.”The Portuguese added he would not be surprised if he was greeted with a hostile reaction in Sunday’s clash with his former side Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, saying, “That’s not a problem at all. I walk in the street and outside the football ‘heat’ I get so many Chelsea fans, especially in the area where I live, and I didn’t have one single one that wasn’t nice.“What happened in the football stadium is a different thing. When I go to Stamford Bridge, I am the manager of their opponent so I accept every possible reaction with the utmost respect.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s coach Jose MourinhoLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 4 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho refused to meet the club’s Supporters Trust (MUST), over concerns his playing style in some recent matches has been negative.In last Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, the Red Devils kept things very tight and created few openings before Anthony Martial popped up with a late winner at Old Trafford.last_img read more

Sharks maul Wazito, AFC hit Sony in Awendo

first_imgAt the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Tusker’s struggles this season continued as they lost 1-0 to soldiers Ulinzi Stars, the soldiers picking their second win this season.It was Sharks however who provided the day’s best entertainment, hitting Wazito on a day they had specially set as their own fan-day in a rain soaked Camp Toyoyo. They were aided by horrendous errors from the Wazito backline which gifted them easy goals.Kapaito had for himself a man of the match performance, not only scoring thrice but also setting up the opener for Duke Abuya.Sharks who had not won in their last three matches came into the tie hungry to write off their underachievement and showed their hunger from early on.They had their first opportunity at goal in the seventh minute when Kapaito cited Wazito keeper Eric Ogwade off his line, but his effort at volleying the ball first time into the net failed as the ball went wide.It remained to be a tactical battle in the first quarter of an hour, but while Frank Ouna’s Wazito was held back in their shape, Sharks were up hitting every ball up in attack.Wazito FC tactician Frank Ouna gestures instructions from the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Kariobangi Sharks at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 4, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWazito’s structure finally collapsed with two quick fire goals in the 22nd and 24th minutes, all coming off errors. Kapaito stole the ball off Wazito defender Brian Odhiambo before poking it for Abuya who had the simple task of guiding the ball into an empty net.Two minutes later, they were 2-0 down this time keeper Ogwade gifting them with a goal. The shot stopper’s attempt at clearing the ball from the right fell on kapaito’s path and the attacker signed at the beginning of the season from Talanta took a first time aim at goal hitting the bull’s eye.Sharks should have been three up in the 27th minute but Abuya was selfish with the ball. The forward strode away on the left, and from a tight angle attempted to beat the keeper who saved the effort for a corner.The high pressing game insisted upon by Sharks coach William Muluya had proved a masterstroke as they won many balls off the Wazito backline but could not utilize with the chances.Wazito halved the deficit to carry some hopes of a comeback three minutes to the break when centre back Odhiambo rose highest inside the box to nod home a corner from Joakim Omollo.However, the error prone defender was pulled out at the beginning of the second half with coach Ouna moving off the five-man backline that had failed to work and in came forward Piston Mutamba.But even with the change of personnel and formation, Sharks continued to dominate.Wazito FC defender Kennedy Ayako vies for the ball with Kariobangi Sharks’ Duke Abuya during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 4, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaPatillah Omotto came close to adding Sharks’ third with a wonderful curling freekick from the edge of the box but the effort went inches over.On the hour mark though, it was 3-1 and a sucker punch to Wazito’s effort at a comeback. It was another horrendous performance from the keeper who was caught out with a shot from distance by Kapaito.The on-form forward almost nodded home another goal in the 68th minute but his header unmarked at the back post from a Michael Bodo cross went wide.But there was no stopping the steam-rolling Sharks train as Kapaito completed his hatrick with a glancing header at the near post off a Henry Juma cross from the right.Wazito had a late chance to finish off the game with some pride, but they wasted two chances, at a go, first Brian Oswe failing to beat John Oyemba one on one from a Joe Waithira cross with Omollo sending the rebound high into the sky.Wazito remain 14th on the standings with four points after five matches while Sharks rise all the way to fourth from 10th with eight points. 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate one of their goals in a Kenyan Premier League fixture against Wazito at the Camp Toyoyo ground on March 4, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4- Eric Kapaito struck a hatrick as Kariobangi Sharks picked their biggest win yet this season with an assured performance as they outclassed Premier League newbies Wazito 4-1 at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi on Sunday.Elsewhere, AFC Leopards picked their second win of the season with a 2-0 win away to Sony Sugar at the Awendo Stadium while in Thika, Mathare United failed in their bid to close down on leaders Gor Mahia, drawing 1-1 with Thika United. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny General Hospital.THERE has been a shocking 72% increase in waiting lists at Letterkenny General Hospital, Fianna Fail TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue said today.He says the Health Minister Leo Varadkar must step up to the mark and secure a credible health budget next month amid what he claims is its failure to adequately invest in Letterkenny which has resulted in vastly reduced services and escalating waiting lists for assessment and procedures.Deputy McConalogue told Donegal Daily: “Health services in Donegal have seriously deteriorated over the past four years as a result of the complete mismanagement of health budgets under Ministers James Reilly and Leo Varadkar. “The budgets for acute hospitals were completely inadequate and have led to a surge in waiting lists for a range of services across hospital and community services. The latest outpatient waiting list figures paint a particularly bleak picture.“There are now over 4,000 people waiting more than 12 months for an outpatient appointment. That’s a 72% jump in the number since this time last year. This is a scandalous situation, which has been worsening month on month; however we haven’t seen any plan from the Minister or the Government to tackle it.“Rheumatology services were transferred to Manorhamilton, and despite promises to reinstate them, no consultant has been appointed to allow this to happen. Dozens of patients, many of whom are dealing with painful conditions, are forced to travel to Co. Leitrim for services which had been previously available in Donegal.“Patients in Donegal have been effectively abandoned by this Government. Service levels have been drastically reduced with little prospect of improvements any time soon. Despite repeated assurances with regard to rheumatology we are still dealing with a situation where patients are forced to travel for treatment. Aside from his regular photo ops in hospitals, Minister Varadkar has failed to grasp the reality that the deteriorating situation at Letterkenny and other hospitals is firmly under his control. “Minister Varadkar has managed to detach himself from his brief, preferring to act as an observer and commentator, rather than taking responsibility for the dire situation the health service has found itself in under his watch. It is time for the Minister to take control and demand a more realistic Budget for health next month. Unless he steps up to the mark, patients in Letterkenny will continue to experience second rate health service.” REVEALED: SHOCKING 72 PER CENT INCREASE IN LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS was last modified: September 16th, 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:Charlie McConaloguecutsLetterkenny General Hospitalwaiting listslast_img read more

Donegal schools ‘pulling together’ for the one goal

first_imgDonegal Sports Partnership (DSP) have teamed up with the Irish Tug Of War Association (ITOWA) to roll out a secondary schools programme ahead of the World Indoor Tug Of War Championships which take place in Letterkenny next year.Given that there are two extremely active tug of war clubs in Clonmany and Carndonagh, Inishowen was the target area for the TrY tug of war workshops.A total of 429 secondary school students – 209 transition year students and 220 first year students – took part in the programme. The three participating schools were Moville Community College, Carndonagh Community School and Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana. The workshops for the TY students were delivered by local members – Daniel Doherty and Peter McGonigle.Daniel Doherty, Chariman Clonmany Tug of War Club, Dano Gallagher, Cockhill, Tug of War Club, Thómas Smith, Irish Tug of War Association, P.J. Moore, Grade 1, I.T.O.W.A Judge (Cavan), Kathy O’Toole, Coordinator I.T.O.W.A., Peter McGonagle and Charles McGonagle, Clonmany Tug of War Club.The TY students subsequently delivered workshops to the first year students in their respective schoolsSpeaking after attending the blitz at Clonmany Community Centre, ITOWA regional development officer, Cathy O’Toole, said: “209 TY students participated in the programme with all of them completing the coaching workshops. They competed at a blitz and will host a one-day in-house first year blitz involving 220 students.“To have 429 secondary school students from the Inishowen peninsula introduced to the sport of tug of war is a really positive development. A number of students have committed to training at the Clonmany Tug of War Club also.” “Students from each of the three schools will be given the opportunity to participate and represent their school at the World Indoor Championships which will be held in Aura Leisure CentreLetterkenny in February, 2020,” the regional development officer added.A number of students have been identified by the ITOWA as having potential for the Irish youth teams (boys and girls aged 12-18) and will be given the opportunity to train with the Clonmany and Carndonagh clubs.Around 1,200 are expected to compete in the World Indoor Championships which the ITOWA will host at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny from February 20th-24th2020.“Teams from 24 countries will compete,” Kathy explained.“China, Chinese Tapai, Singapore, South Africa, Holland and Spain are just some of the nations who will travel to Donegal for the event.” A schools’ competition will also be part of the championships.Commenting on the initiative between the two organisations, DSP Community Sports Development Officer, Karen Guthrie said: “The idea was to engage young people in tug of war ahead of the World Indoor Championships and to give them the opportunity to try the sport.“The quality of those who were pulling last week was really high and the general view was that some of the students have serious potential to make national teams at certain weights. In essence, second level students from Donegal are getting a chance to pull for their country.”“Tug of war is a sport that is extremely prominent in North Donegal and the demand for inclusion is massive. We’re delighted to be involved,” Karen added.Secondry school children taking part in an indoor tug of war competition.Donegal schools ‘pulling together’ for the one goal was last modified: May 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:donegalDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPschoolsTug of Warlast_img read more