Former champion jockey Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry has successfully appealed a 20-day suspension and $10,000 fine imposed by the raceday stewards for his failure to ride MEET JUSTIN on its merits in the fourth race on Saturday, July 26.The Patrick Lynch-trained MEET JUSTIN finished fourth to the 30-1outsider DON TUDOR over the straight in a three-year-old maiden race on the day in question, but the stewards were not satisfied with the ride and summoned the jockey to an enquiry on September 29.His suspension was to have taken effect on October 10, but he appealed to the full commission and was granted a stay until the case was reviewed on Tuesday.COMPELLINGARGUMENTSAfter hearing submissions from the stewards, trainer Patrick Lynch and compelling arguments from Ed Barnes representing Henry, the full commission overturned the decision of the stewards, allowing Henry to walk.Since his return from a stint in the United States in July, Henry has been riding very well, notching 32 wins (including a recent four-timer) to hold down ninth position in the jockeys’ standings.- O.C.
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Although all submissions were over the designated budget, Yellow Ridge Construction exceeded the proposed budget by only $300,000. Even though this may seem like a lot of money, other construction companies quoted much higher than this amount, as some companies estimated a price $2 million more than the City’s budget.Despite the new Fire Hall budget being non-negotiable, Council did pass a motion on Monday. This allows the City to begin discussions with Yellow Ridge Construction, regarding the construction phase of the Fire Hall Project.Advertisement Construction of the new Fire Hall was another issue discussed at Monday’s City Council Meeting.The issue saw that all tenders submitted for the Fire Hall Construction Project were more than $10 million budget set forth by the City.Councilor Christensen elaborated on the issue. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=3403|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4174830f91b4947c9d56374ed5be0d67-Councilor C._1_Pub.mp3] After some discussion, the recommendation was declined to enter an Automatic Aid with the Charlie Lake Fire Protection Society. The reasoning behind this decision was that Fort St. John did not have the $2,000 it would cost per response. The City will now attempt to sit down and design a building that provides all the necessities involved in a fully functional fire house and that also fits the designated budget.Another issue discussed that can relate to Fort St. John fire fighting was the Charlie Lake Fire Hall Automatic Aid Agreement Request.The Charlie Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been struggling for many months to maintain a daily response and is currently unable to do so. Fort St. John has been assisting them with this issue.Fort St. Johns assistance has lead Charlie Lake to request a Mutual Aid Agreement between the two fire fighting departments. This is an agreement where one community looks after another community due to an inability to produce adequate services by ones self.Advertisement
Congratulations to Eileen Kennedy who won Eithne Devlin’s Captain’s prize last Saturday with a great score of 73 net in windy conditions.Our Donegal Seniors team had a very good victory over Ballyliffin by the slimmest of margins last week and progress to the next round.The Minor League team played Buncrana away in the first leg and gained 11/2 matches which is a reasonable result away. This coming weekend Captain Sean Hanrahan will be hoping for good weather as he holds his Captain’s weekend, and as usual a large turnout will take to the fairways in the hope of winning the most coveted prize of the year, it will be stableford.The Captain’s prize to the Juniors will take place on the third Thursday in August to give the Juniors a chance to improve their game in a short but intense season.Open week begins on Tuesday 26th July and there is a competition to suit all golfers so come along and enjoy the golf! ResultsWednesday the 13th JulyConal Gillespie 38pts,Sunday 17th Monthly Medal 1st Finn Mc Crory (9) 71,2nd Kevin Harley (11) 75.b.o.t., 3rd Harold Reid (7) 75,Front 9 Seamus Ryan (16) 33,Back Nine Kevin Byrne (15) 41GOLF NEWS: EILEEN KENNEDY ACHIEVES GREAT SCORE DESPITE WINDY CONDITIONS was last modified: July 18th, 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:narin and portnoo golf club notes
A Donegal man who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of another man on Arranmore Island has been jailed for six years.Stephen Boyle, 41, of Cambridge Park, Kilburn, London, stabbed father-of-one Paul Boyle, 19 in the neck with a glass during a row.The victim was rushed to hospital in Letterkenny following the attack but died on October 3rd, 2009. Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy sentenced Boyle to six years in prison, backdating it to October 2009 for time already spent in custody.During the trial the court had heard that both men had worked together previously in London and there was a question over money which led to the row.Judge McCarthy said Boyle had a number of previous convictions of a minor nature but said he would disregard them in relation to sentencing.He also noted that Paul Boyle’s family went through a great deal of trauma and that his parents were particularly traumatised.The judge took account of a psychiatric report which said Boyle was of minimal risk of re-offending and that nine persons had given him the highest references.He also noted that a defence of diminished responsibility was used during the trial but that the jury did not accept it.Mr Vincent Heneghan BL prosecuting told the court on that date the prosecution did not accept that there was minimal risk of reoffending but that it accepted the decision of the jury.DONEGAL MAN GETS SIX YEARS FOR MANSLAUGHTER ON ARRANMORE was last modified: April 17th, 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)
Mevagh Ramblers walking club in conjunction with BRENDAN BOYCE, Irish Olympian 50K walker, have a 5K and 10K walk organized for Saturday, September 8th.It is a looped walk beginning and ending at Mevagh Family Resource Centre, Downings. The walk will be led by Maura and begins at 10am.Brendan will give a mini clinic on the technique of race walking. This is an opportunity for athletes to pick up valuable tips from an expert or indeed get a taste of the sport if not already involved. All welcome. Brendan will walk 500 meters through Downings under race conditions. The walk will be timed and will set a standard for others to aspire to and can be used to give an idea of the pace Brendan travels at on his 50K (32 mile) walk.This is a fund raising walk with proceeds going to the Brendan Boyce Training Fund as he prepares for the European and World Championships, culminating in the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil.Entry fee is €10 for adults, which includes a cuppa afterwards in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre where Brendan will sign autographs. All Welcome.DONEGALDAILY.COM IS SUPPORTING THIS EVENT JOIN OLYMPIAN BRENDAN ON DOWNINGS CHARITY WALK was last modified: August 31st, 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:JOIN OLYMPIAN BRENDAN ON DOWNINGS CHARITY WALK
Looking sharp in their Evolve clothing. The Donegal team after today’s Ulster Final.We’re not sure if Jim McGuinness gave them his blessing to go out and celebrate tonight.But there’s no question the Donegal team will stand out if they are out on the town after being rigged out for the Ulster Final once again by EvolveMenswear.Champions deserve to be dressed by the best. Here’s hoping there’ll be a couple of more changes of clothing before a possible All-Ireland final appearance!Well done boys. ‘EVOLVING’ INTO ULSTER CHAMPIONS REALLY SUITS DONEGAL! was last modified: July 20th, 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:donegalevolve menswearULSTER CHAMPIONS
Ireland’s most famous amateur weatherman has told the Irish public not to rule out a white St Patrick’s Day.Postman Michael GallagherIn early January postman Michael Gallagher predicted a prolonged cold snap lasting until the end of February.Now the Glenfin weather sleuth, who uses plants and animals to make his forecasts, says we could have snow on March 17th. He said “I definitely think there’s a strong chance that Paddy could be wearing a white coat on March 17th.“I would say the chances are quite strong – a 60% chance I’d give it.“I could well but wrong but I knew back in January that we were going to have a long winter and there was going to be plenty of snow and that’s the case now.“All the indications are that this cold snap is not going to go away too quickly and it could spread up until St Patrick’s Day,” he said. NOW WEATHERMAN MICHAEL CLAIMS ‘PADDY COULD BE WEARING A WHITE COAT’! was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalforecastMichael Gallaghersnow
Tags: Bashir MutandaDavid BagooleJoel Madondokirinya jssSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop Kirinya are still 8th on the table (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League SC Villa 1-2 Kirinya JSSMandela National Stadium, NambooleWednesday. 06-03-2019NAMBOOLE – SC Villa were subjected to an 8th loss of the season, losing 2-1 at home to Kirinya JSS.Kirinya struck through David Bagoole and Joel Madondo while Villa’s consolation was expertly scored by Bashir Mutanda.In the first game to be played at night this season, Kirinya got off to a dream start inside three minutes, scoring the first goal of the game through Bagoole.The dread-locked midfielder bandled home rom close range after Joel Madondo had blocked Villa goalkeeper, Saidi Keni’s lousy clearance.Villa who have on many occasions started slowly games, again struggled in the early stages of the encounter with their defence all over the place.They were made to pay once again as Madondo made a brilliant run down the right, cut inside and then unleashed a fierce curling shot into the net to put Kirinya 2-0 up, on 22 minutes.Villa’s struggles at the back continued but Kirinya could not pounce for a third time.The home side’s first real sight of goal came on the half hour mark but Mutanda’s goal bound effort was blocked by Isaac Isinde.Eight minutes to the break, Villa’s Shafik Bakaki nearly gifted a third goal to Kirinya as he fumbled with the ball in the box but recovered to make a sliding challenge in time before Madondo pounced.At the end of the first half, Villa looked a dejected side as they trailed 2-0.However, like the saying goes, ‘Football is a game of two halves’, Villa dominated the second half from start to finish.After relentless attacks t the beginning of the second, Mutanda struck 0n 59 minutes to halve the deficit. The striker pounced onto a Pius Wangi cut back, back heeling the ball into an empty net after the former Vipers’ winger had beaten his marker and the goal keeper with breathtaking pace.Villa got two good chances to level the game but it was just not their day.First, Mutanda turned swiftly inside the area on 66 minutes before his volleyed effort flushed across the goal for a goal-kick.With 10 minutes to play, Asuman Alishe headed agonizingly over an Ashraf Mandela corner.Kirinya’s best and only chance of the second half fell to Madondo but the pacey striker could not pounce onto a long ball as Keni came off his line to head it to safety with the defenders beaten.In the end, Kirinya took all threw points off a 2-1 score line.The points see them remain 8th on the log with 33 points while Villa drop to 13 having gathered 23 points.The other games played on Wednesday:-Tooro United FC 1-1 KCCA FC-Maroons FC 1-0 Bright Stars FC-Bul FC 2-1 Police FC-Paidha Black Angels FC 0-2 URA FCComments
‘Lap Of The Map’ Runner Mary Hickey is back in the north west for a week of cycling as part of her second all-Ireland adventure in aid of the RNLI.Many will remember Mary from her 2018 run around the whole coast of Ireland. The Wicklow woman visited many local RNLI stations, schools and communities along the way and was an inspiration force to many. The 66-year-old’s first epic fundraiser raised €77,500. Now, Mary is back for a second lap of the map on the bike. Mary Nolan HickeyThe experienced athlete started her journey on the 14th of April. After taking one week off, she is back on track in Donegal, travelling south to north before getting the ferry from Moville to Derry on 21st June.Mary has already visited Bundoran and Killybegs today (Friday). You can follow her route on the Garmin Tracker or on the timetable below.Mary is hoping that this year’s run can bring her fundraising total to €100,000 in support of the life-saving services of the volunteers in the RNLI. To support her journey, visit the donation page here: https://live.everydayhero.com/page/7cHmTAAFQACAAAAAAC4a6A.htmlMary Hickey back in Donegal for another incredible RNLI fundraiser was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:lap of the mapmary hickeyRNLI
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A conversation with…Cindy Shy, Bicentennial & Century Farms Program Manager for the Ohio Department of AgricultureOCJ: Could you provide a little background about how the Ohio Century Farm Program got started?Cindy: The program started in 1993, a joint effort between the Ohio History Connection, Ohio’s Country Journal and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Families competed to be named as one of eight “Outstanding Ohio Century Farms” each year.OCJ: How has the program evolved through the years?Cindy: The competition lasted 10 years. Having to choose one farm over another back then must have been one tough job! I inherited the program in 2003. Since that year, any farm that qualifies is recognized as either an Ohio Century or Bicentennial Farm. A certificate signed by Governor Kasich and Director Daniels is provided to the family.OCJ: What is the current status of the program and how can eligible farm owners get their farms registered?Cindy: There are now 1,200 farms registered, with at least one farm in each county. We take registrations on an on-going basis — there is no deadline, and no fee to apply. The registration process takes some research — possibly for the family history, but definitely for the deed copies to document the transfers within the family. The registration form is available online (www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/cent_farms/) or by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-752-9817.OCJ: What is your favorite part of being involved with the program?Cindy: The best part is working with the farm families. I get to meet some wonderful people, and hear their great stories. These families are like family to me.OCJ: Why is it important to preserve Ohio’s agricultural heritage through this program? Cindy: Ohio wouldn’t be a leading agriculture state now without the hard work of our ancestors. We need to make sure that future generations will know what their family went through and the sacrifices they made. Our ancestors might not have left written histories, but the current generation can ensure that their family’s stories are not forgotten.OCJ: What sort of response do you get from the applicants that have successfully gone through the process?Cindy: The families are typically excited about the recognition, and it can be emotional as well. I will never forget about the man whose Century Farm certificate arrived following the recent death of his father. He said he shed a few tears, and told his family that all he wanted for Christmas was to have the certificate framed.OCJ: What are some of the common themes that you see showing up among Ohio’s Century Farms?Cindy: I can feel the pride in their accomplishments and endurance and a strong love for their family and land. And I see both concern and hopefulness that their farm will continue in the family for generations to come.OCJ: There are also some recognized bi-centennial farms. Do they get separate recognition for that? If so, what?Cindy: It’s amazing to think that more than 80 registered Ohio farms have been in the same family for at least 200 years! We wanted to give these families some special attention, so the program was expanded in 2013 to include the Ohio Bicentennial Farm designation. Each year we arrange a visit to local fairs to present new Bicentennial Farm families with a certificate.OCJ: What is the most important thing you want Ohio agriculture to know about the Century farm Program?Cindy: This program is about you — your farm and your family. Registration is a journey of discovery, well-worth your time and effort. If you haven’t registered, do it!