4 Aug

Atlantic Highlands’ New Mayor to Focus on Open Space Preservation, Development

first_imgAt the borough’s annualreorganization day Jan. 1,Gluckstein was sworn in toa four-year term as mayor.Fellow Republican StevenBoracchia was sworn in tohis second three-year termon the council and BrianBoms was sworn in to hisfirst three-year term. This article was first published in the January 9 – 15, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. “I do see an influx of younger people coming into town,” she said. “We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to participate.” By Eileen Moon Gluckstein and Boms were administered their oaths of office by state Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso. Boracchia was sworn in by Atlantic Highlands Municipal GOP chair Jane Frotton. During her organization day remarks, Gluckstein praised the town for its tradition of neighborliness and pledged to work harmoniously with members of the governing body and community. She’s not a fan of live streaming meetings of the governing body due to security concerns. “It’s a safety issue,” she said. As mayor, Gluckstein isentitled to vote only whenthere is a tie. Gluckstein, Boracchia and Boms ran a campaign advocating for the preservation of open space and reining in overdevelopment in the 4.562-square-mile borough on the Shrewsbury River that is home to fewer than 5,000 residents. “These three individuals really, really worked hard to garner your vote and garner your respect,” DiMaso told the audience, many of whom rose to give the newly elected officials a round of applause. GOP officials in attendance included state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblyman Gerard Scharfenberger and Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden. Another issue that the mayor views as critical as the borough moves into the 2020s is enhancing communication technology and protocols in a way that makes government more accessible to younger residents who eschew traditional forms of communication. “I’m really excited to bemayor of a town that I love,”said Gluckstein. “It’s goingto be a great year.”center_img “That’s another issue that’shot for us,” Gluckstein said. “We have a vibrant business district, a beautiful harbor and first responders that give so much of their time and talents but most importantly we have each other. That means just like in any family you may disagree, at times even vehemently, but in the end you must be kind and respectful for we have more in common than not. So, we must draw on our commonalities as we surge into another decade. “Atlantic Highlands is not just a borough or a neighborhood, it’s my family. And I‘m pretty sure that the majority of people in this room would agree with me. Of particular concern to voters in the last election was a development plan for the 7-acre waterfront property known as the McConnell tract which calls for construction of 16 luxury town homes estimated to cost a million dollars each. Residents have also expressed concern about the fate of the now-vacant Mother Teresa Regional School and St. Agnes Thrift Shop which occupy 3.7 acres surrounded by residential property off Avenue D. With the newly installed officials, the composition of the borough council has changed from a Democratic majority to three Democrats and three Republicans. Boracchia and Boms will serve with fellow council members Jon Crowley, Lori Hohenleitner and Roy Dellosso, all Democrats, and Republican Councilman Jim Murphy. Boracchia will serve as council president. “Lastly I want everyone to know that I recognize that I am a public servant. I will always work as hard as possible for the people of Atlantic Highlands. I will always tell the truth even if it is not the answer you might be looking for and I will respect your opinions as I would hope you respect mine.” “McConnell and Mother Teresa, those are the things that are hot items on the agenda,” Gluckstein told The Two River Times. “We’re looking into it with the open space committee.” She’s planning on establishing a mayor’s Facebook page and offering videotaped council meetings online. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – 2020 is off to a promising start for the borough’s new mayor, Loretta Gluckstein, a 30-year resident of the borough who previously served as president of the Henry Hudson Regional Board of Education. Gluckstein takes office at a time when the borough is experiencing a surge of business and residential interest, bringing complaints about lack of parking. last_img read more

12 Jan

Owner’s reputed wife charged for torching business

first_imgAlexio Keizer, the reputed wife of the owner of the White Castle Fish Shop, who allegedly torched the hangout spot on April 14, 2018, causing the inside of the building to be destroyed was on Wednesday charged.Keizer, 30, a manager, denied that she committed the act at the John and Hadfield Streets, Georgetown building, which is owned by Krishnandra Beharry, a pensioner of Camp Street, North Cummingsburg.Reports are some $8.8 million was lost in the fire. Keizer, along with Jermaine Langevine, her reputed husband, are owners of the fish shop.On Wednesday, Keizer appeared before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore who granted her bail in the sum of $250,000. She is scheduled to make her second court appearance on May 30.Reports are on the day of the fire, Keizer and Langevine had an argument over his whereabouts which reportedly led to her becoming enraged.Langevine claimed in media reports that his common-law wife reportedly asked several employees to purchase gasoline for her.After asking them (the employees) to leave for the day, Keizer reportedly torched the business establishment. Langevine disclosed that when he arrived on the scene at about 04:00h, the inside of the lower flat was already destroyed.Keizer was later arrested and charged with the offence.last_img read more

12 Jan

Fort St John Huskies have tough weekend at home

first_imgThe Huskies would break the tie, at 4:53 left in the period, as Geoff Dick would send one into the net with a feed from Gary Loewen and Brady Marzocco making it a 5-4 lead over the Kings as they headed into the third period.Things would change in the third period as the Kings started to pick up steam as they tied the score at five apiece at 6:48 into the frame on a power play.Things didn’t improve much for the Pups as the Kings would make another goal at 9:07 into the period taking the lead of 6-5 over the Huskies.Then in the final minute of play, the Huskies pulled their goalie to make it a six-man effort on the ice in hopes of making a comeback.This tactic did not work in the Pups favour as the Kings would send the puck into the net with only 14 seconds left in the game.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies had a tough weekend as they played two games at home at the North Peace Arena.On Friday, the Huskies hosted the JDA Kings as part of regular season action.At 3:20 into the game, on a power play, Gary Loewen sent one into the net with a feed from Geoff Dick and Jared Loewen making the score 1-0 over the Kings.- Advertisement -Then at 6:53 into the frame, Jared Loewen would score one for the Huskies with a double assist from Brady Marzocco and Gary Loewen making it a 2-0 lead.But then at 8:23 into the period, in a power play situation, the Kings scored a goal putting the score at 2-1.Following the Kings score, at 9:52 into the frame, Chase Gregory would score a goal with a feed from Geoff Dick and Gary Loewen making it a 3-1 lead over the Kings.Advertisement The scoring for the Navigators didn’t stop there as, at 1:13 left in the period in a power play, they made another goal taking the lead 3-1 over the Huskies as they headed into the second.At 2:50 into the second period, the Navigators would score on the Pups making the score 4-1.Then at 8:00 left in the frame, in a power play, Jared Winkel would score a goal with a feed from Brady Marzocco and Jared Loewen making the score 4-2.With 6:03 left in the period, the Navigators would extend their lead by scoring a goal making the score 5-2 over the Huskies.In period three, at 3:40 into the frame, the Nav’s would score again on the Pups making it a 6-2 lead.The Huskies were unable to catch up on the score, eventually falling to the Navigators 6-2.Up next, the Huskies are at home this Friday, January 18, as they host the Sexsmith Vipers. Puck drop is 8:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena. The Huskies would fall 7-5 to the Kings.The Huskies were back again on home ice Saturday night as they hosted the North Peace Navigators.At 3:46 into the game, Nolan Legace would score a goal with assists by Jared Loewen and Gary Loewen making the score 1-0.Then at 6:59 left in the period, the Navigators would score on the Huskies, tying the score at one apiece.The Nav’s would follow it by another goal, at 5:38 left in the frame, making the score 2-1 over the Huskies.Advertisement Then with 8:34 left in the period, the Kings would make the score closer by sending the puck into the net making the score 3-2.In period two, at 7:51 in a power play, the Kings would score on the pups tying the score at three apiece.Then at 49 seconds following that goal, the Kings would score again on the Huskies taking the lead 4-3.Then with 9:29 left in the frame, Jared Winkel would score a goal with a double assist from Chase Gregory Nathan Bragg tying the score at 4-4.Advertisementlast_img read more

11 Jan

Shorted out: Lakers don’t have enough, lose to Suns

first_imgPHOENIX – The last time they walked onto the court at USAirways Center, the Lakers were handed a 31-point loss in Game 7 of their 2006 first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns, bringing an unceremonious end to a feel-good season. That also might have been the last time the Lakers were close to whole, before the sprained ankles and sprained knees, the separated shoulders and torn labrums made a medical dictionary a must-have for this season. Maybe that was why the Lakers felt as if they exceeded expectations in Sunday’s 99-94 loss to the Suns. With the cloud of Lamar Odom’s potential season-ending injury hanging over them, the Lakers nevertheless pushed Phoenix to the final horn. “A lot of people watching the game, considering all the guys that we have out, probably expected us to get blown out,” Kobe Bryant said. “But I believe that we can win these games. We have a lot of guys out but we’re still going to be competitive and we’re going to be all right.” Lakers coach Phil Jackson watched as Parker, who slipped into a black hole in the playoffs against the Suns, picked up three fouls in the first half and responded with a less-than- aggressive performance at both ends of the floor in the second half. Parker gave up easy layups to Steve Nash, who converted 7 of 10 shots and scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half. Parker also passed on a 3-pointer at the start of the fourth quarter, resulting in a 24-second violation for the Lakers. So Jackson decided to make a change with 5:40 left after Nash staked the Suns to a 10-point lead, their largest of the game. He sent Shammond Williams for Parker during a timeout, a decision with which Parker voiced his disagreement. “He wanted to play,” Jackson said. “I had to take him out because I didn’t think he was aggressive enough.” Jackson said he was looking to see what “punch” Williams could bring and said he sensed Parker growing “despondent” with every Nash layup. The coach went on to describe Parker’s fourth-quarter play as being almost “flaccid.” After he was removed, Parker planted himself at the end of the bench and didn’t join the huddle during timeouts. Jackson said he talked with Parker, who finished with three points on 1-of-5 shooting, after the game. Williams, though, drained a 3-pointer with 3:19 remaining after Bryant drove and found him open. That made it 92-88, but the Lakers couldn’t get closer than three points; Williams and Bryant each missed free throws in the last 1:37. The Lakers were left to lament Cook’s missed 3-pointer with 1:04 to play, a shot that could have made it a one-point game. Cook made 4 of 6 3-pointers after Jackson joked before the game about not knowing whom to start in place of Odom. “I’m just trying to fill in and help the team when I can,” Cook said. “Phil’s going to use me how he’s going to use me. I trust in him to use me the way he wants to use me. Right now, we just need to be together as a team and fight for the rest of this road trip.” Odom, meanwhile, will visit shoulder specialist Lewis Yocum today and faces the possibility of season-ending surgery. If that is the case, the Lakers’ hopes of making something out of this season would be greatly diminished. “Really, it’s at best I would say anywhere from two to threeweeks before we’ll even know,” Jackson said of Odom’s fate. “Unless (Yocum) says, `Hey, an operation’s important. Let’s get it done.’ That, I doubt.” The Lakers will play the Suns twice more in the regular season and succeeded in holding the NBA’s highest scoring team to less than 100 points. It was an accomplishment for the Lakers after giving up 116points in Friday’s loss to Sacramento. “I don’t think we played particularly well,” Phoenix coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It seemed like a lack of a little juice. The Lakers do a good job of imposing their style and rhythm … and it is easy to fall into that instead of figuring it out and amping it up.” With Phoenix scoring 28points or fewer in every quarter, Bryant added, “I think we can be proud of the way that we played, especially defensively, considering the way that we’ve been playing.” ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3610160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Now all the Lakers can do is hope for the best, as Odom (torn labrum) and Luke Walton (sprained ankle) both see specialists today in Los Angeles. Walton could return on this four-game trip; Odom is waiting to learn if and when he will need surgery. “We just have to unite and just play well together,” Bryant said. “That’s the key. Hopefully, we’ll get Luke back and that’ll help out a lot because of his triangle recognition … and just continue to plug away.” In the first glimpse of life without Odom, Bryant finished with 31 points but was hounded into 11-of-28 shooting. He played nearly 45 minutes, including the entire second half, and also led the Lakers with six assists. Brian Cook started in place of Odom and made 8 of 15 shots, totaling 22 points and a career-best 14 rebounds. Yet the game was not without incident for the Lakers, as Smush Parker had an outburst on the bench in the fourth quarter. last_img
6 Jan

Rodgers rejects rumours of unrest at Liverpool

first_img Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Brendan Rodgers has rejected recent claims of dressing-room unrest at Liverpool as “totally untrue”.However, there appeared to be more to read into what the Northern Irishman did not say rather than what he did, as he twice declined the opportunity to publicly back striker Mario Balotelli over criticism he has upset the equilibrium within the Reds’ squad.In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince called for Rodgers to sell the Italian,  as he believes he is a disruptive influence and is partly responsible for the lack of team spirit.But Rodgers insists he will continue to work with the striker, as well as the rest of the squad, to try and unlock his full potential after scoring just twice in 15 appearances since his £16million switch from Inter Milan.“There are lots of opinions about Liverpool and Paul is someone who I respect and was a wonderful player and has managed himself so he knows the pressures of management,” said the Reds boss.“Mario is here as a Liverpool player and as the coach and manager I need to work to maximise what I can get out of the player, but that is the same with every single player.“While he is here at the club that is all I will concentrate on.”The manager also insisted the spirit within the dressing-room is strong despite the squad’s disappointment with their current run of poor form, which has seen the Reds knocked out of the Champions League and slide into the bottom half of the Premier League table.“I hear one or two bits and pieces about unrest – it is totally untrue of course,” Rodgers added. “We are not happy we are not winning games“These are competitive players who nearly won the league last year so they won’t be happy with losing, but the actual spirit in the group is very strong and that is one of the reasons why when we get that confidence back then we will go into the second half of the season and be much better.“Our dressing room is very strong. We are very fortunate we have a captain [Steven Gerrard] who is a strong leader and that has been something which has been very important in my time here.” 1last_img read more

3 Jan

Former England international believes Three Lions are on the right track to glory

first_imgFormer England defender Alvin Martin has backed Gareth Southgate after the England Under-21 boss claimed that player development is more important than success.Martin was adamant that Southgate is the man for the job even if England get knocked out of the Under-21 European Championship and argues that England are on the right track, but everyone surrounding the national sides need to have patience.Talking to the Weekend Sports Breakfast show, the former West Ham player said: “We are miles behind Spain and Germany and we have to accept that. We can’t win ugly in tournaments, the likes of Brazil, the Dutch, Germany and Spain will trample all over us.“There are still problems for us, we’re still not there and we’re still probably a few more years from getting there but we are on the right track. That track has to go down every level, from the top with Roy Hodgson, all the way down to the Under-21s, 18s and 16s.On England’s chances of success in any up and coming tournament, the former Southend United manager said: “All the top teams have won all the top tournaments playing a certain way.“England have to look at how to get successful and how to become successful is by playing a certain style of football where your players can cope with the ball in tight situations, where there are risks that give them more chance of scoring than the opposition.“At the moment, we have got good attacking players at the senior level, but we are struggling defensively. But I would rather have it that way instead of fewer options up front.“But what I do know is that Roy Hodgson and Ray Lewington are on the right track with the national side and I think that Gareth Southgate is on the right level as well. We could get beaten by Sweden and knocked out of the competition but I would still keep him in charge and keep the way we are playing. Keep with it, and you will get fruition.”last_img read more

30 Dec

This WILL be Arsenal’s year! Henry tells talkSPORT Gunners are set for PL glory

first_imgThierry Henry has told talkSPORT THIS is the season Arsenal will end their title drought.The Gunners have not won the Premier League since 2003/04, when Henry was in his pomp, and have finished outside of the top two for the past decade.But Henry – widely regarded as Arsenal’s greatest ever player – believes Arsene Wenger’s current squad possesses the quality, depth and X-factor needed to return to the summit of English football.Wenger’s men have won their last four league games to move up to second in the table, level on points with leaders Manchester City.And Henry, speaking to Drivetime’s Adrian Durham and Darren Gough, said: “I genuinely think it is their year.“They are getting results against big teams now and are backing up those results after big games. That is the key.“Theo Walcott playing in the middle is pushing [Olivier] Giroud, and Giroud playing in the middle when Theo isn’t playing is pushing Theo. There is healthy competition there now that you need in the game.“Mesut Ozil, as well, has finally woken up. You know what he can do. He is an amazing player, a World Cup winner, with the touch, the vision, but he wasn’t always doing it on a daily basis with Arsenal. Now he is doing it.“Then you have [Santi] Cazorla. He is the brain of the team – the way he wants to play is how the team is going to play. Then there is the X-factor you always need to have to win a title – Alexis Sanchez. He is the guy that you know, when he is in tune, it is very difficult to beat Arsenal.“The back four is also doing very well. [Hector] Bellerin is doing well, Nacho Monreal is showing why he is at Arsenal and Petr Cech is doing what he is supposed to.”Thierry Henry was speaking to talkSPORT in his role as a Sky Academy Ambassador for Sky Academy Confidence Monthlast_img read more

27 Dec


first_imgOrganisers are hoping the Donegal marathon will get big numbers.We’re almost there with less than two weeks left to the hugely-awaited Donegal Marathon in Letterkenny on August 24th.But what exactly is the route, where are the hills and where runners can get a drink of water.The good people organising the marathon have completed the route (not sure if by foot or car!) and have written a virtual tour for participants and spectators. The Donegal MarathonRunners will assemble at the Aura Leisure Centre and after registration is completed, we will make our way to the Starting Line.The full marathon will comprise of three loops within the course. There is a core loop that will be run once by the half marathon competitors and twice by the full marathon competitors; a loop in and around Letterkenny town that will be run once by all competitors; and a loop that will be run once by the full marathon competitors out around the Foxhall area to the west of Letterkenny.All will be explained on this virtual tour!Spectators positioned along this course can witness the participants; your family, friends and neighbours; pitting themselves against the limits of their own endurance for up to four hours or more, from one or more locations along this course. Your support on the day could provide just the encouragement needed for the competitors to realise their dream. So let’s get behind the runners and decorate the course in a sea of Donegal colours to provide a wall of encouragement and celebration.We’re at the start line, it’s almost 10.15am, we’re under starter’s orders, facing Letterkenny… and we’re off! From here, we make our way into town to the small roundabout at the bottom of Lower Main Street, turn right over to the small roundabout at Oldtown Bridge but turn left along Pearse Road. We make our way to the junction at the bottom of Rosemount, where we turn right over towards the new Dunne’s Stores’ Roundabout. We follow the Neil T Blaney Road around to the Polestar Roundabout where we circumvent the roundabout to make our way out the Ramelton Road with Mount Errigal Hotel on our left, and through Ballyraine. We continue on this road to the small roundabout at Key’s Garage, close to Arena 7, and turn left up past the Donegal Creameries Co-op, following the road around to take us past the Church of the Irish Martyrs on the left past Gortlee Tool Hire on the right and down Gortlee Hill. At the junction, we turn right and head for the small roundabout at the old Oatfield Sweet Factory site. We continue on in the direction of the Station Roundabout with Letterkenny Shopping Centre in to our left. At the roundabout, we head towards Main Street, up past An Grianan Theatre on our right, to the traffic light junction at Letterkenny Courthouse. We continue onto Main Street and follow this road through Lower Main Street back down to Grier’s roundabout.At this point, we turn left and retrace our steps towards the Oldtown Bridge and this time at the small roundabout, we cross the bridge. At the Ros Suillighe Roundabout on the other side we turn right to take us out Crieve Road, past Crievesmith Park on our left. We are now heading out into the open country. We will follow this road for three miles, passing Rockhill House on our left, until we come to Newmills Flax Mill. Here, we continue on this side of the river through Newmills with the bridge off to our right. We make our way towards Billy’s Junction at Rashedoge.Here we turn right onto the R250, and then we turn right heading back towards Letterkenny. We will follow this road passing Conwal Graveyard and then Ballymacool Park on our left, and O’Donnell Park on our right. At the Ballymacool Roundabout we continue on towards the Aura Leisure Centre, where we will either turn right and in onto the track to complete the Half Marathon; or to complete the Full Marathon, we will continue on the main road until we come to Grier’s roundabout. At Grier’s roundabout we once again turn right and over towards Oldtown to cross the bridge and once again proceed out the Rockhill road towards Newmills. At Rashedoge, we will then turn left to run the third loop which is reserved for the full marathoners. We proceed out the R250 in the Meenaroy/ Fintown direction, past the school on the right, to turn right at “Barracks”. Continue along this narrow road, past the graveyard on the right, and on to the junction at the top of Foxhall. Here we turn left and run for 200m to a’turnaround point’ before heading back down Foxhall towards the Churchill/ Fintown junction. Here we follow the R250 back towards Letterkenny to turn right into the Aura Leisure Centre and onto the Athletics track to complete our full marathon to the cheers and congratulations of our adoring supporters (well maybe not adoring, but you get the picture!!) The bad news is that only one of you will get to break the tape in each event, but together every one of you will have created history for Donegal in establishing the Donegal Marathon in the 21st Century, and will have achieved what most ‘couch potatoes’ would consider a feat of utter madness! So well done, one and all!Whether you complete the half or full marathon, you will have earned the respect and congratulations of your fellow competitors, family, friends, neighbours, and acquaintances. You can then make your way into the centre to collect your medal, Finisher’s Pack, and avail of the free massage therapy that will be on offer. Meanwhile your family and friends will be entertained at the family fun day. Here, there will be face-painting, photo booth, outdoor music and more bouncy castles than you can shake a stick at. To the friends and family we ask you to line this route, compromising of the three loops outlined, to give your support to the runners. To the residents living along this course, we wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused, but wish to emphasise the great community endeavour that goes into such an event, and ask that you support the runners in any way you can, particularly by displaying the Donegal colours from every possible vantage point. You can even leave them there for certain upcoming matches that will take place a week later! Donegal… has it all!For more details and registration check out: www.donegalmarathon.ie where you can access a copy of the map of the course in various formats.TAKE THE VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE DONEGAL MARATHON! was last modified: August 13th, 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:DONEGAL MARATHONvirtual tourlast_img read more

27 Dec

New floodlights for Bonagee United unveiled

first_imgBonagee United celebrated its latest landmark on Friday night as the new floodlights at Dry Arch Park were officially launched.The tape was cut and a new era was launched by Katie McFadden, widow of the late Paddy McFadden, one of the club’s founder members in 1970.There are windows to the past all around Dry Arch Park and it was fitting that Katie McFadden performed the official duties. The ‘continuity’ and ‘deep traditions’ of Bonagee United are apparent and were touched on by Joe McHugh, the Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid, who actually played for Bonagee 20 years ago in the Donegal League.“There is a great understanding here that they are working towards the next generation.Niall Callaghan and daughter Connie at the official turning on of the floodlights at Dry Arch Park on Friday evening. Photo Evan Logan“You are providing a very important vehicle for the next generation and a very important vehicle of this generation,” Minister McHugh said.“There is a deep tradition in this club and I want to acknowledge the continuity and hard graft in Bonagee United.” The floodlights are just a part of the latest phase of the development of a ground and a facility that can now stand alongside any junior or intermediate club in the country.Six stanchions, each standing at 18-metres tall, holding five lights each with 500 lux – over League of Ireland standard – have been installed and now illuminate the sky around the Dry Arch.In addition to the new floodlights, the club resurfaced one of astroturf pitches and also developed a new wheelchair viewing area and a presentation/press area in the stand.“From small beginnings, we have a community hall and some of the finest facilities in the country,” said Bonagee United Chairman Donal Coyle.Bonagee United and Finn Harps face off at the official turning on of the floodlights at Dry Arch Park on Friday evening. Photo Evan LoganBonagee United now has over 400 registered players, including 180 at schoolboy level, with teams also competing in all of the Donegal Women’s Leagues. Representatives from the local leagues and neighbouring clubs were in attendance on Friday night as were a large contingent of former players and local politicians, including Deputy Charlie McConnalogue and Councillor James Pat McDaid, the Chairman of the Letterkenny Municipal District.Frank Larkin, from Independent Living was present as the club unveiled its new wheelchair viewing area.Ernie Pollock, the Chairman of the Ulster FA, said: “The facilities here stand with any in Ireland and it’s a great credit to the club and its committee.“The facilities here gets great use and hopefully the club goes from strength-to-strength and has great success on the field.” Bonagee United chairman Donal Coyle address the large crowd at the official turning of the new floodlights at Dry Arch Park on Friday evening. Photo Evan LoganCouncillor James Pat McDaid said: “It’s a credit to the whole club the way it has grown over the last number of years. This doesn’t happen accidentily. It’s the people on the committee who do all the hard work and administration work.“It’s very important for any club to work with the underage. That’s where the seeds are sewn. That is the future. The facilities at Bonagee United show that the club has big days ahead of them.”Deputy McConalogue added: ”It’s not just at committee level, but right down through the teams week-in, week-out. That is particularly heartening to see and it is of tremendous value. It takes huge volunteer time to make that happen.”It was certainly a night for the club and community to savour and, as the Club Chairman noted, immersing themselves in the community has been one of the club’s big success stories.Mr Coyle said: “It is a community club. Without the community here, we couldn’t achieve what we have achieved. The facility we have here is for the whole community.“We have 13 on the committee here. You couldn’t go anywhere to find a more dedicated, hard-working group of people. There is no second agenda with them. The only agenda here is Bonagee United Football Club and it is great to be Chairman of a club like that.”All photography by Evan LoganNew floodlights for Bonagee United unveiled was last modified: November 5th, 2016 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:BONAGEE UNITEDDry Arch ParkfloodlightsFootballkatie mc faddenlast_img read more

24 Dec


first_imgDunkineely Community NotesCoffee and scones is available at Dunkineely Methodist Church every Tuesday, during July and August from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to raise money for Marie and Eva who are going to Haiti at the beginning of January. Come along and enjoy.MC INTYRE’S BAR – Every Wednesday night have Traditional music from 10:00 pm, also Traditional music session in McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Sunday afternoon at 5pm. All musicians and singers welcome. Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless Festival – 9th to 17th August 2014. Programmes are available in local business’s in Donegal, Dunkineely, Bruckless, Killybegs and Ardara etc. We also have a festival programme on our page, find us on Facebook! (Dunkineely Community ltd).Monday 11th August – Family treasure hunt at 7:00pm in Dunkineely Community Limited Office & Presentations for Dunkineely in Bloom and Open Art Competition at 9.30pm in Mary Murrins Bar & Restaurant.Tuesday 12th August – Leisurely walk followed by tea & scones at 10:00am from the Dunkineely Community Limited Offices & Presentations of the Children’s Art Competition in Baskins Café at 5:00pm.Wednesday 13th August – Community “Showcase” Concert in the Dunkineely Community Centre at 7:00pm, Presentations of the Photography Competition in McLaughlins Bar at 9:00pm & Traditional Music Session in McIntyre’s Bar at 10:00pm. Thursday 14th August – Soccer 5-a-side first rounds in the Soccer field Darney at 7:00pm & Quiz night at Mary Murrins Bar & Restaurant at 9:30pm.Friday 15th August – Soccer 5-a-side Final in the Soccer Field Darney at 7:00pm, Children’s disco and Fancy Dress Competition in Wesley Hall at 7:00pm, Youth Disco in Wesley Hall at 9:00pm. In the evening: Bingo in the GAA Clubhouse, Music by Paul Ward in McLaughlin’s Bar, Music by Little Hours in Mac’s Bar.Saturday 16th August – The Point 10k run and walk, emergency services display, bouncy castle & face painting at 11:00am on main street Dunkineely. Concert: Aiden O’Donnell, Kieran Munnelly and Shane McGowan in McIntyre’s Bar at 8:00pm. 70’s & 80’s Disco at Dunkineely Mart at 9:00pm. In the evening: Point 10k celebration with John B in Mac’s Bar, Music plus charity waxing in McGuire’s Bar & Music by Bar Flies in McLaughlin’s Bar.Sunday 17th August – Kayak races and Pony & Trap rides on the strand, St. John’s Point at 12:00pm. Funday with bouncy castles, face painting, pet show, best dressed pet competition, soap box race and much more at the DCL and Methodist Church Grounds at 3:00pm. Soap box race (adults & children) main street Dunkineely at 4:00pm. Killaghtee Band Main Street Dunkineely at 5:30pm.Traditional Music Session in McIntyres Bar from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Music by Eclipse in Mac’s Bar from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Evening: Music in McLaughlin’s Bar. Bookings are now being taken for Mega Makers 5 day Summer Club, 11th -15th August at Dunkineely Methodist, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm each day for all of National School age. €15.00 for one child, €20.00 for two and €30.00 for three in one family.Booking forms available from the DCL office 074 9737678 or email dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com.  For more information call Vanessa on 074 9737052.BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS – THE POINT 10K CHARITY FUN/RUN/WALK – Is taking place in Dunkineely on Saturday 16th August 2014 at 11:00 am (Same route as last year).The chosen charities for this year’s event are Billy’s World Ireland and Clara House Killybegs – (Day Centre for Intellectual Disabilities). Everyone welcome! Contact Pauric McNern for further information.A DEFIBRILLATOR – Is now in Killaghtee School, it is on the wall closest to the road. The following people are trained and key holders:Andrew Walker – 087 2276366Carol Duddy – 074 9737046Norman Henry – 087 9474350Phyllis Young – 087 1300499Clive Vance – 086 8276575Georgina Armstrong – 087 3921384.There is also a key in the following places: Dunkineely Health Centre, Dunkineely Community Limited Office and Killaghtee School.DCL – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or Print Documents (20c per page).DD LOCAL: FAMILY TREASURE HUNT TONIGHT AT THE DUNKINEELY/BRUCKLESS FESTIVAL was last modified: August 11th, 2014 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:DD LOCAL: DunkineelyFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more