HARPS AND COUNCIL HAVE ROAD SAFETY DOWN TO “A FINE ART”

first_imgFrank McBrearty , Donegal Mayor and Teacher Laura McGettigan toss around a few ideas at the Donegal County Council and Finn Harps Schools Road Safety Arts Competition launch last year. Seated from left are Rachel Mitchelle, Kevin McColgan, Corey McGettigan and Roisin Brennan Back from left are Kevin McHugh, Chantelle Grant, Seamus Neeley, County Manager, Joey O’Leary, Finn Harps Chairman, Eamonn Browne, Donegal Road Safety Officer and John Campbell, Finn Harps. Pic: Clive WassonThe Finn Harps/Donegal County Council road safety campaign ‘Putting Road Safety in the Picture’ has been hailed as a huge success.The winning entry to be unveiled at half time during the Finn Harps v Shamrock Rovers match in Finn Park this Friday night.The art competition was open to all Primary Schools in the county and attracted over 500 entries. The category winners are –Kayla McDermott, Scoil Íosagáin, St.Mary’s Road, BuncranaCarla McDermott, Scoil Naomh Fiachra, IllistrinShane McCaul, Clonmany N.S. Carley Sweeney, St.Bernadette’s School, LetterkennyMikaela McConnon, Scoil an Linbh Íosa, Killymard, Donegal TownNiamh Ni Chleirigh, Scoil Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin, Leitir CeanainnThe overall winner will be unveiled at half time during the Finn Harps v Shamrock Rovers match in Finn Park on Friday 2nd May 2014.The winning piece will feature as an advertising hoarding promoting Road Safety in Finn Park for the current season. The Mayor of Donegal County Council , Councillor Ian McGarvey, praised all the schools for their participation in the competition.He said, “I wish to congratulate all the winners and I would like to thank all the schools for getting behind this initiative. We had over 500 entries and it is fantastic to see our schools involved in promoting Road Safety with our young people. Do make our roads safe by looking out for each other, drive safely and let’s make our contribution.”Finn Harps John Campbell stated “Finn Harps Football Club are delighted to be associated with the Donegal Road Safety Campaign through this unique competition. Harps are delighted to have the group winners as their guests at the Shamrock Rovers match. We also look forward to unveiling the overall winner on the night. As in other years the winning overall entry will be on display at Finn Park for the coming season as an 8 x 4 display.”HARPS AND COUNCIL HAVE ROAD SAFETY DOWN TO “A FINE ART” was last modified: April 30th, 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:Art competitionDonegal County Councilfinn harpslast_img read more

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Everton eye Newcastle centre-back as uncertainty builds around north-east club

first_img1 New Everton boss Marco Silva is keen to make Jamaal Lascelles his first signing as Toffees boss, according to reports.There is uncertainty surrounding the north-east club and Silva is ready to try and captialise on the situation with a £30million bid for the centre-back.The Sun reports that Lascelles would be the ideal long-term partner at the back with Michael Keane as Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams are coming towards the end of their careers.Rafa Benitez’s future at Newcastle is still unclear as he has not agreed a new contract with the club.And Lascelles, 24, is among the players who may look at their future as the the Spaniard’s talks rumble on.Everton’s local rivals Liverpool have also tracked Lascelles who missed out on a place in England’s World Cup squad.But there is an air of optimism among Everton fans after hiring Silva and escaping from the arguably rigid style of football under the Portuguese’s predecessor Sam Allardyce.Silva said after he was announced as the new manager: “We want to build a great connection between the squad and the fans, and I’m sure that with our attitude and demands of commitment then our style of play will see that, I believe.“Everton is a really ambitious club and that is what I want. What we are seeing now are good changes at the club.“The club is changing its approach.”The Magpies will be desperate to keep hold of their captain, with Benitez claiming Lascelles has “huge potential.”Benitez said at the end of the 2017/18 season: “I think he will stay here, and hopefully for the long-term.“He has huge potential and big clubs will look at him because he is a young, English centre-back.“It is not easy to find good centre-backs who can play well in the Premier League, especially not English ones, and it’s even harder to find young ones.“He has all the attributes to be a target for all top teams because you can see from his performances over the last two years he keeps getting better and better.“But I think that for his future, and for his development, that he stays in a place where he can play and he can improve and continue to keep getting better with us.“I think he understands that too. He seems happy and he is learning all the time, so I hope he stays for a long time.” The Toffees are reportedly ready to make a £30million bid for Lascelles last_img read more

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NEWS IN BRIEF…NEWS IN BRIEF…NEWS IN BRIEF

first_imgNEWS IN BRIEFSharp rise in populationFigures released by the Central Statistics Office shows a major increase in the population of Letterkenny. There are now 29,156 people living in the town and its adjoining areas – an increase of 30% since 2006. Pulling the woolSheep farmers in Donegal are reporting a significant rise in the price of wool for the first time in a number of years.Our favourite RoseA Gartan woman has been installed as the favourite to win this year’s Rose of Tralee by bookmaker Paddy Power. Grainne Boyle, 24, the daughter James and Grace Boyle, is 6/1 early favourite to lift this year’s crown. Operating a shebeenA Letterkenny man has ben found guilty of operating a ‘shebeen’ from his house at 7 Errigal Road. Sean Barclay, 39, was charged with operating a bar without a license. The case has been adjourned until October to monitor Barclay’s home.House for just €25,000A house in Milford has been put on the market with a reserve price of just €25,000. The house at 135 Mount Marian is in need of some repair.What a mouthful! A Ballybofey man is feeling down in the mouth after being told it wil take two years before he can have a painful tooth taken out at Letterkenny general Hospital. Ronald Wilson says he is in excruciating pain.Nursing an ambition to write a novelA former nurse and chiropodist is about to release her first novel. Jeanette Gallen, nee Harkin, has written ‘Life Be Golden’ – a romantic novel based on a medical student. The book will be launched at Universal Books in Letterkenny on August 8th at 11am.Ends NEWS IN BRIEF…NEWS IN BRIEF…NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: July 8th, 2011 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:NEWS BRIEFSlast_img read more

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