Seibold dismisses Ponga talk

first_imgPhoto Getty Images Caption: Newcastle Knights full-back Kalyn Ponga Knights chief executive Philip Gardner this week stated that the Broncos are a “bigger” threat than New Zealand Rugby as he strives to tie Ponga down to a new deal.The 21-year-old Queensland State of Origin full-back, who has made no secret of his desire to play for the All Blacks, is contracted until the end of next year, so he will be a free agent to NRL clubs on November 1 if Newcastle cannot agree an extension.Broncos coach Seibold rates Ponga highly, but says salary-cap restrictions would make a move for the livewire Knights man unlikely.”If we had open slather of course I’d go for Kalyn Ponga because he’s an outstanding player but every club has got a salary cap and it is not like the [English] Premier League where you can pay what you want for a player,” Seibold said.”Certainly Kalyn hasn’t been in any conversation [with the Broncos]. I think any club in the competition would want someone like Kalyn in their group regardless of what position he plays.”We certainly haven’t spoken about him so I am not sure where that came from. We are guided by a salary cap, so that is pie in the sky sort of stuff.”last_img read more

Lillard, Blazers rout struggling Rockets

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Paul led Houston with 17 points and nine assists in his second game back after a two-game suspension for his role in a fight with the Los Angeles Lakers.While getting Harden back will certainly give the Rockets a boost, Houston’s problems extend beyond missing last year’s MVP. The Rockets have been unable to get into any kind of rhythm on offense and look lost at times on defense. Their 3-pointers aren’t falling, and when they get open looks, they seem to miss a lot of those, too.The Rockets made just 10 of 43 3-pointers on a night they shot 32.3 percent overall.D’Antoni insists his team will be good and that it just needs time to gel. But the man known for his fast-paced, high-flying offenses must be scratching his head at how he can get this team on track after such an awful start.The Trail Blazers had a 15-point lead by halftime and used an 11-3 run to open the third quarter and extend it to 62-39. Nurkic had two dunks in that stretch, and Jake Layman capped the run with a 3-pointer.“That was really good,” coach Terry Stotts said. “To get a quick lead and jump out on them like that and get it up to 20, rather than give them any life early, I think that was really important.”Anthony made a layup midway through the quarter to cut the lead to 21, but the Trail Blazers scored the next seven points to make it 76-48 about a minute later. The Rockets committed three fouls, missed two free throws and one basket in that stretch.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Nurkic had 10 rebounds. … Portland made 8 of 20 3-pointers. … Maurice Harkless sat out with a left knee injury.Rockets: C Nene, who hasn’t played this season, remains out indefinitely with a strained right calf strain. … F Marquese Chriss, who has been inactive all season because of a sprained left ankle, had four points and two rebounds. … Ennis missed his third straight game with a strained right hamstring. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Westbrook, Beverley clash as Thunder roll Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers brings the ball up the court in the first quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on October 30, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFPHOUSTON — Coach Mike D’Antoni got tired of answering question after question about what’s wrong with the Houston Rockets after they were trounced again Tuesday night.“I can sit up here and talk for the next five minutes, but we’re not playing well. That’s the bottom line,” he said. “And we’ve got to figure out why and do a better job.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Now they face a season-long five-game road trip where they’ll likely be without Harden and fellow starter James Ennis (right hamstring) for at least the first game and possibly more.The Rockets are careful not to point fingers and insist everyone must be better to turn things around.“We’re going to figure this out together,” Carmelo Anthony said. “It’s not one person.”Portland led by double digits most of the night and was up by 23 entering the fourth quarter. Houston got within 15 with about two minutes left, but that was it in front of a crowd which began steadily streaming out midway through the third quarter.CJ McCollum added 19 points for the Trail Blazers, who improved to 5-2 with their second straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic scored 22 points each, and the Portland Trail Blazers never trailed in a 104-85 rout of the struggling Rockets.The Rockets dropped their fourth straight in their second game without James Harden, who is out with a hamstring injury, to fall to 1-5. After entering the season with eyes on a championship, the Rockets have rarely even been competitive, dropping their four home games by an average of more than 17 points.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 ChrissWhile the Rockets certainly know they need to improve, they’re also quick to point out the season is still young.“We realize that it’s early, and if you run off 10 wins in a row or something like that at some point, this would be an afterthought,” Chris Paul said. KEEPING IT LIGHTDespite the tough start, D’Antoni hasn’t lost his sense of humor and responded with a joke when asked about his team’s record.“We do have 76 games (left). You can ask the analytical guys but mathematically I think we’re still in it,” he said. “So, we’ll figure it out.”UP NEXTBlazers: Host New Orleans on Thursday night.Rockets: Visit Brooklyn on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Former Lotteries Dep. MD, Others Charged with US$3.1M, L$432K Theft

first_imgMonths after then deputy director-general of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Agnes Efflong, questioned the legal basis of President George Weah’s nomination of Neved Kortu to replace her while her tenure had not expired, Efflong has been charged in connection to an alleged theft of US$3,102,024.10 and L$432,240, an incident that is believed to have taken place in her capacity as director-general of the NLA.Madam Efflong is charged, along with suspended director–general, Martin Kollie, director of finance, controller Eric Vaye and an employee, Cecelia W. Sieh. They have been charged with theft of property, economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy, money laundering, misuse of public money and property.Criminal Court ‘C’ is yet to arrest those expected to stand trial.In the court’s records, the government alleges that the act was discovered when the General Auditing Commission (GAC) conducted four comprehensive audits of the NLA during July 1, 2015, up to and including June 30, 2019.The audit records claimed that while the defendants were in the employ of the NLA and assigned in various capacities, they did not maintain records and documentation for expending budgetary allotments of US$238,726 received from the Ministry of Finance and Planning Development, and that they made several withdrawals from the NTA’s bank accounts domiciled at Guarantee Trust Bank (GTBank) in amount of US$295,007.12 without documentation to legally justify the transaction.The document also alleges that to design the scheme, the defendants paid an annual salary of L$432,240 to two individuals, Isaac Doe and Alice Bardio to be identified, listed on the payroll without employment evidence.Doe collected L$162,000, while Bardio took home L$270,240 totaling L$432,240.Fraudulently, the records claimed, the defendants issued Palm Spring Resorts Casino’s license to operate a business within the country and that analysis of bank statement records and NLA official receipts, showed no evidence that the said entity made the required payment of US$60,300 for licensed obtained under the period of said audit.The document claimed that the defendants obtained two separate loans from Winners Incorporated and Oceano Casino respectively in the amount of US$64,000 under the allege nomenclature of NLA without documented evidence or board approval.In addition, they claimed that they made multiple payments amounting to US$87,659, which was allotted to several individuals of the NLA rather than the service providers.Again, the records claimed, the defendants withdrew from the account of NLA at GTBank the amount of US$931,838.57.In addition, they again received a budgetary allotment of US$345,033 during the period under review, during which time they made multiple payments amounting to US$233,088 to non-employees.Again, the court’s records alleged that Palm Spring Resort made several payments totaling US$52,450 to obtain Sports Betting and Casino License for the entire period under review.The record alleges that the management of Palm Spring Sport Betting and Casino was to pay the sum of US$120,600 as government revenue.The record also claimed that the defendants withdrew US$1,112,484.97 from NLA’s account at GTbank with several undocumented payments of US$255,558.5 to non-employees out of the US$30,500 that was paid by Palm Spring Resort.“The defendants withdrew US$510,497.78 made as payment received from Palm Spring Resort, US$20,000 issued as Casino license for the entire period of 2018 and 2019,” the document alleges.It added, “Thereby making the total amount the defendants stole to US$3,102,024.10 and L$432,240.”It can be recalled that Cllr. Stanley Kparkillen, a lawyer for Effiong, took exception to President Weah’s nomination of Kortu to replace Efflong, and challenged it at the Supreme Court, contending that the action was marred by serious violations of the Constitution.Cllr. Kparkillen then argued that the appointment of the deputy director-general at the NLA was not within the appointing power of President Weah, but rather one that is reserved for the Board of Directors, “and that the appointment of Neved Kortu to the post of deputy director-general was illegal and unconstitutional.”Under the Act that created the NLA, the Board of Directors has the power and authority to appoint a deputy director-general for operations as the principal deputy to the director-general for an initial term of two years. Consistent with the mandate, the chairman of the board of directors of the NLA, Claude J. Katta, pursuant to a resolution of the board upon review of the record, appointed Madam Effiong on September 20, 2015, as deputy director-general.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Suspended National Lotteries Authority Managing Director, Martin Kollie, charged with theft.last_img read more

Warriors win Division A in Fort St John Slo Pitch Ice Breaker Tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Slo Pitch League held its annual Ice Breaker tournament this weekend.The tournament featured 32 local softball teams in four division. Games started Friday evening and finished Sunday afternoon.The winners of each division are listed below:Division A: WarriorsDivision B: Farm TeamDivision C: SasquatchDivision D: ArcTech- Advertisement –last_img

Colin Murray and Friends – Wednesday, February 11

first_imgColin Murray was joined in the studio by Dietmar Hamann and Steve Bunce. On today’s show, Buncey tells the story of Buster Douglas v Mike Tyson on the 25th anniversary of the fight that stunned the boxing world and Murray Meets Roy Carroll.last_img

Exclusive – Former Manchester City defender hails ‘complete player’ Kevin De Bruyne

first_imgFormer Manchester City defender Danny Mills has hailed summer signing Kevin De Bruyne as ‘a complete player’, as the Belgian star prepares to fill the shoes of injured Blues favourite David Silva.Spanish midfield maestro Silva missed the weekend’s Premier League victory over Bournemouth and will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash against Sevilla after picking up an ankle injury during the international break.It’s not the only injury concern for City, with star striker Sergio Aguero suffering a hamstring problem on duty for Argentina, while there are also question marks over the fitness of club captain Vincent Kompany.But ex-England international Mills believes manager Manuel Pellegrini needn’t worry.Raheem Sterling impressed with a fine hat-trick against the Cherries, with stand-in striker Wilfried Bony netting the other two in a 5-1 win.But it is 24-year-old playmaker De Bruyne, who has four goals and four assists in six City games since his big-money summer move from Wolfsburg, who has impressed Mills most.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “The big worry for City is that David Silva is out and Sergio Aguero is out“But Raheem Sterling has finally stepped up to the plate this season and Wilfried Bony has hit a bit of form at the right time, so City have to take great heart from that.“But one player I think has done exceptionally well is Kevin de Bruyne.“He’s come in and looks the complete player. £50million, or whatever City payed for him, while I won’t say he’s a bargain, it does look decent value for money.“He’s a great replacement for Silva, too, he’s got everything.”City take on Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night in the first of a double header against last season’s Europa League champions.And, with the two clubs currently tied at second place in Group D with three points apiece, six points would surely see City on their way to the knock-out stages.Mills added: “After the form they showed at the weekend [a 5-1 victory over Bournemouth], we know they can attack. Ok, it was against Bournemouth, but it should give them great confidence.“They can score goals and if City win this first game against Sevilla, it should give them confidence to win the next one and should go through in second place in their group.”last_img read more

Atletico Madrid hoping to beat Chelsea to signing of Sevilla winger

first_img1 Atletico Madrid are hoping to pip Chelsea to the signing of Vitolo by loaning him out to Las Palmas until January.Atletico and Chelsea are interested in the Sevilla winger this summer and they can sign him if they meet his £35m release-clause.However, Atletico’s pursuit of the Spaniard had looked unlikely given the fact they are banned by FIFA from registering new players until January.That means Vitolo would be unable to play for the Spanish side for the first half of the season and it is a situation that put Arsenal-bound Alexandre Lacazette off joining the club.But, Atletico are ready to get round the issue by instantly loaning Vitolo to Las Palmas until January.Las Palmas sporting director Toni Cruz, explained to reporters in Spain: “The president has come to an agreement so that if Vitolo does join Atletico de Madrid, he will join UD Las Palmas on loan until January.”Las Palmas are Vitolo’s boyhood club and he came through the ranks there before joining Sevilla in 2013.As a result, the 27-year-old is behind Atletico’s plan and has given it his full support. Reports claim Vitolo will be signing for Atletico Madrid this summer last_img read more


first_imgTime FirstName Surname Club16.20 Ivan Toner Letterkenny A.C.16.24 Paul McGlinchey Letterkenny A.C. 16.34 Frank Chaney Individual16.40 Ciaran McBride Letterkenny A.C.16.46 Shaun McShane Individual16.49 Michael Murphy Tullamore Harriers 17.05 Adam Friel Letterkenny A.C.17.20 Aidan McKenna Letterkenny A.C.17.21 David Donaghey Lifford AC17.29 Jude O’Donnell Letterkenny A.C.17.31 Joe English Tír Chonaill AC 17.48 PJ Boyce Cranford AC17.58 Hugh Gallagher Finn Valley A.C.18.00 Ollie Thomas Tír Chonaill AC18.04 Noel Thomas Tír Chonaill AC 18.15 Shaun Kerrs Tír Chonaill AC18.21 Michael Penrose Finn Valley A.C.18.23 Kevin Connolly Lifford AC18.24 Gerry McManus Tír Chonaill AC18.27 Conor McBrearty Individual18.31 Richard McCarthy Tír Chonaill AC18.42 Clint Walsh Individual18.44 Brendan Ruane Tír Chonaill AC18.49 Andrew Friel Individual18.55 Padraig Friel Letterkenny A.C.18.57 Greg Campbell Letterkenny A.C.19.02 Michael Gallagher Individual19.05 Peter Kardos Individual19.06 Kevin Toner Letterkenny A.C.19.11 Ryan Porter Finn Valley A.C.19.17 Wesley McCormack Finn Valley A.C.19.19 Brendan McCole Individual19.29 Dermot McElchar Individual19.33 Kieran Kelly Finn Valley A.C.19.36 Denise Toner Individual19.40 Stephen Travers Tír Chonaill AC19.42 Donal Rowan Finn Valley A.C.19.45 Paul Cosgrove Letterkenny A.C.19.47 Johnny Ward Tír Chonaill AC19.51 Colly O’Donnell Individual19.52 Mary Connolly Finn Valley A.C.19.54 Andy Scanlon Finn Valley A.C.19.56 Kevin Maguire Finn Valley A.C.19.58 Eamon Redoin Sligo A C20.04 Noeleen Porter Finn Valley A.C.20.07 Gerard Murren Letterkenny A.C.20.15 Richard Raymond Letterkenny A.C.20.17 Noel Hoey Tír Chonaill AC20.19 Sean Cassidy Tír Chonaill AC20.30 Donal Martin Individual20.35 Philomena Gallagher Tír Chonaill AC20.36 Charlie O’Donnell Individual20.37 Julie McMullin Tír Chonaill AC20.40 Gerard McCafferty Tír Chonaill AC20.54 Kevin McGlynn Tír Chonaill AC20.58 Bernard McDaid Individual21.03 Liam McHugh Finn Valley A.C.21.05 Tony Gallagher Finn Valley A.C.21.12 Joseph McGlynn Finn Valley A.C.21.22 Martin Anderson Finn Valley A.C.21.28 Brian McMullin Tír Chonaill AC21.29 Danny Sharkey Individual21.37 Andrew McNulty Individual21.40 Sharon McGowan Tír Chonaill AC21.48 Gary Ward Individual21.55 Cliodhna Dunne Finn Valley A.C.21.57 Christopher O’Loughlin Tír Chonaill AC22.01 Yvonne Bushell Individual22.05 Amanda Murrin Finn Valley A.C.22.07 Paul McGroary Individual22.09 Anita Meehan Tír Chonaill AC22.15 James Maguuire Finn Valley A.C.22.21 Ronan Boyle Individual22.25 Linda Ward Tír Chonaill AC22.27 Gillian Marley Milford A C22.29 Duane Long Finn Valley A.C.22.30 Eileen Ward Tír Chonaill AC22.32 James McErlane Letterkenny A.C.22.50 Margaret Shiels Individual22.53 Sean McDevitt Finn Valley A.C.23.09 Maeve McGrath Finn Valley A.C.23.09 Gloria Donaghey Finn Valley A.C.23.09 Mark Connolly Finn Valley A.C.23.32 James McGinley Milford A C23.47 Gregory O’Loughlin Individual23.51 Mark Haden Individual24.07 Amanda McNulty Individual24.11 Ann Donoghue Tír Chonaill AC24.29 Marie Harper Finn Valley A.C.24.41 Sharon Hamilton Finn Valley A.C.25.12 Gaynor Hindley Finn Valley A.C.25.13 Margaret Reid Finn Valley A.C.25.16 Loretta Cullen Tír Chonaill AC25.16 Deirdre Collins Finn Valley A.C.25.18 Stephen Quinn Individual25.38 Joanne Campbell Finn Valley A.C.25.45 Darren Moy Individual25.55 Nora Timoney Tír Chonaill AC26.03 Martine McGee Tír Chonaill AC26.16 Mary Gallagher Letterkenny A.C.26.25 Hugo McGuire Finn Valley A.C.26.31 Ann Marie Trait Individual27.09 Valerie Moore Tír Chonaill AC27.12 Bernadette McGuire Finn Valley A.C.27.15 Catherine Collins Finn Valley A.C.27.27 Caroline McGuire Finn Valley A.C.27.29 Kieran McHale Finn Valley A.C.27.35 James Dorrian Individual27.49 Siobhan Byrne Finn Valley A.C.28.06 Denise McBride Individual28.36 Kevin McHugh Finn Valley A.C.28.48 Desmond Brownlie Lagan Valley29.26 Karen Hartin Individual29.27 Liz McIntyre Individual33.41 Carolann Campbell Finn Valley A.C.33.41 Linda Campbell Individual35.04 Colleen O’Brien Individual44.11 Sinead Doherty Individual44.11 Regina Doherty IndividualDONEGAL TOWN 5K RESULTS: IVAN TONER WINS IN 16:20 was last modified: June 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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 town 5k resultslast_img read more


first_imgCOMMENT & ANALYSIS ON DONEGAL GAA BY CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE: Donegal were served a dose of their own medicine today as they ran into a blue and white Laois wall at O’Donnell Park.For the majority of the game they could find little or no way through the O’Moore rearguard while at the same time leaving plenty of room for the visitors at the back and they took full advantage.If ever a scoreline gave a false impression of proceedings the 2-9 to 2-6 total at the end did just that. It was flattering on Donegal who were never in the game at any stage. Laois popped over some fine early scores, capitalising on a lethargic Donegal start, in what was a similar pattern to that of last year’s encounter in Portlaoise. On that day MJ Tierney led the way in the point scoring stakes, today though it was Ross Munnelly who produced some memorable points to set his team on their way.A reshuffle before throw-in saw Neil Gallagher positioned on the edge of the square as Jim McGuinness set out his stall early. Long ball after long ball was pumped in on top of the Glenswilly man and while this had worked to good effect on many occasions during his club’s wonderful Championship campaign last year, it didn’t bear fruit today. Laois had a sweeper in front of him and unfortunately he saw more of the ball than Gallagher. At the other end though Laois’ midfielder-cum-full forward Padraig Clancy had an excellent day, scoring 1-1 and leaving his fingerprints over many of the visitors’ scores.Parallels can certainly be drawn with last year when both these sides plied their trade in the second tier; then, as now, Laois looked to be flying at this time of year, beating Donegal and Derry among others on their way to promotion. However they flattered to deceive in the Championship and you’d certainly have to wonder about the training regimes of both teams at present.Rory Gallagher spoke afterwards about how far behind Donegal are on other teams in relation to sharpness and fitness and the evidence was in plentiful supply today. The lads are still likely to be undergoing tough training sessions with emphasis on conditioning for the summer ahead rather than on attaining a certain level of sharpness and improving touch and control. Some of the heavy legs and rustiness that we saw during the McKenna Cup are still evident in some of the players. As Down showed last week, the half back line dictates most of the play in modern Gaelic Games and while the Mournemen got a large number of scores from this unit, Donegal today couldn’t repeat the trick. The absence of Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden is being keenly felt at present; it was hoped that others amongst the forwards would be able to step up and fill the gap this hasn’t happened yet.When the dynamic duo are in the side the whole focus of Donegal play is to stop the opposition scoring, turn over possession and get the ball into the inside line and they will do the rest. The ideas employed to cope with their absence aren’t quite coming off right now and the onus is on the half back line of Karl Lacey, Anthony Thompson and Leo McLoone to get forward and support. Today we saw this but it led to large gaps at the back and Laois were able to pick off scores at ease any time a Donegal move broke down.Aside from the condition of the teams though and also the non-availablility of key players, overall today there were just too many unforced errors and too much sloppiness and this led to the huge eleven point lead that Laois enjoyed at one stage. The team stuck at it though and kept the effort up and were eventually rewarded with a couple of goals, even though the first appeared to have stayed on the line rather than rolling over it.Young Martin Reilly did well throughout as did the energizer bunny that is Mark McHugh. These two, along with Paddy McGrath and Ryan Bradley, put in a Trojan amount of work but unfortunately too many of their team mates did not reach the required level of performance.While the league position we find ourselves in and the general level of display is disappointing, the most worrying aspect of today’s game was the sight of Lacey hobbling off with what could be a reoccurrence of the knee injury he sustained at Croke Park last August. There’s been no update as of yet on what the injury is but he is certainly in the indispensable category and it would be a huge blow if he were to spend some time on the treatment table. The mini break that now takes place in the league should allow Donegal to ease down on the heavy training and get back to achieving a better level of performance. That will most definitely be needed as we face into a daunting set of fixtures against Cork, Kerry, Mayo and Dublin. The next three weeks will be critical in the team’s 2012 development and will have a big baring on what division we’ll be playing our league football in next year. The Messiah has work to do.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG – BEATEN AT OUR OWN GAME! was last modified: February 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG – BEATEN AT OUR OWN GAME!last_img read more


first_imgAn amazing history of the GAA in Donegal has been added to the Donegal County Archives and will be officially launched next week.Just two weeks after Donegal captured the Sam Maguire for just the second time, the rich of the GAA in the county is to be finally be made available under one roof.A colourful illustrated booklet outlining the history of the GAA in Donegal and listing the items in the collection has been produced and will be available at the launch at the Sean MacCumhaill Social Club on October 19th next at 3pm. Nearly 1000 archival items relating to the history of the GAA in the county and spanning over 80 years were deposited with the County Archives in 2006 by the Donegal County Board.This wonderful sporting archive collection dating from 1927 was in the care of the then County Secretary, Charlie O’Donnell, who, recognising the value of the collection sought a permanent home for the archives.With funding from the Heritage Council, the collection has now been catalogued and is available for research at the Archives Service in Lifford.This collection, spanning the twentieth century from 1927, contains a wide variety of material, reflecting the range of activities of the GAA in the county. Archives of note include the County Board minute books dating from 1933-1996 which are of key importance to the history of the County Board. Financial records, correspondence and numerous reports are also included as well as records from the various committees, including the regional, minor and hurling boards.The earliest document in the collection is a correspondence book with copies of outgoing correspondence written by Secretary Seán Ó Caiside, covering the period 1927-1937. Letters include references to fixtures, teams, players and grievances.A large amount of material has survived from the 1930s, particularly from 1933. Financial documentation includes invoices and correspondence and much was generated by Seán Conaghan, treasurer of the County Board from 1925-1933.Much of the material dates from the second half of the twentieth century. There are over 300 programmes for a variety of matches including club matches, leagues, championships and Ulster and All-Ireland matches.The collection also includes a variety of tickets, officials’ passes, bye-laws, invitations, posters and souvenirs. There are yearbooks, newsletters and magazines, histories of GAA facts as well as commemorative publications produced to mark anniversaries, opening of club grounds, winning teams and the centenary of the GAA in 1984. AMAZING HISTORY OF THE GAA IN DONEGAL TO BE LAUNCHED was last modified: October 11th, 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 window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:archivesdonegalGAAhistorylast_img read more