Leitrim GAA weekend results

Connacht Gold Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Football Championship 2014
Sat, 30 Aug,
Bornacoola 0-14 Annaduff 1-7
Sat, 30 Aug,
Carrigallen 0-11 Melvin Gaels 0-10

GWP GWP Leitrim Intermediate Football Championship 2014
Sat, 30 Aug,
Mohill 1-7 Fenagh-St Caillins 4-16
Sat, 30 Aug,
Leitrim Gaels 2-17 Glencar-Manorhamilton 2-12

Pyramid Bookmakers Pyramid Bookmakers Leitrim Junior A Football Championship 2014
Sun, 31 Aug,
Drumkeerin 3-15 Annaduff 0-13
Sun, 31 Aug,
Melvin Gaels 1-14 Bornacoola 1-6

Donegal’s Best Shot

All parents of children that started school this September are reminded to ensure that their children have received the school vaccination booster which protects against potentially serious infections.
The school booster vaccines include Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
The Tetanus vaccine will prevent infection if a child gets a cut while at sports.
The MMR vaccine will prevent measles, mumps and rubella – all children need two doses of the MMR vaccine for full protection.

Bernie Mc Nulty, Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing for Immunisation in Donegal is ‘reminding all parents to review their child’s immunisation record and if there are any vaccines missing to please get their child immunised as soon as possible with their GP.’
The vaccines are free, safe and effective.

We all want Donegal to have the best shot possible at the All Ireland Final, please ensure that your child has the best shot possible also.

For information on all vaccine preventable diseases and the Irish Childhood Immunisation Schedule visit www.hpsc.ie

In addition, the website of the National Immunisation Office, www.immunisation.ie is a very useful online resource with accurate and timely information on all immunisation issues in Ireland.

Photo Caption
Charlie McHale with his mum Mary Rose Carr as he gets his pre school booster from Practice Nurse Ursula Molloy, with Gary McFadden – Donegal County Senior Player, Bernie McNulty, Assistant Director Public Health Nursing for Immunisation in Donegal and GP Dr. Eamon Coyle

Dublin retirement denied by Alan Brogan

Alan Brogan has not retired from inter-county football with Dublin following Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Donegal.
It was widely reported last night and on Monday morning, including by the official GAA site -GAA.ie, that the 2011 Footballer of the Year had called time on his Dublin career.
However, in a tweet this morning, Brogan said: “Not sure where it came from but I have not retired, my family and teammates will be the first to know that.”
Having made his championship debut against Wexford back in 2002, Brogan is Dublin’s longest serving player, along with goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton.
The 32-year-old has won two All-Ireland medals, nine Leinster titles, three All Star awards, two Allianz Leagues and an All-Ireland U21 title.

Magnificent Double for Donegal

It seems that everyone had written off Donegal yesterday apart from the people of that county.
Dublin, valiant as their efforts were and with an impressive start eventually were defeated by a magnificent Donegal team on a score of 3-14 to 0-17.
Nobody expected the reigning champions to be defeated, but they were and in emphatic terms by the time Joe McQuillan blew full time.
The day was even more special as Donegal defeated Dublin 1-12 to 1-11 again in the minors to bring them to their very first All Ireland minor football final.

Finn Harps to play Avondale

Finn Harps will play Avondale United in the quarter finals of the FAI Cup 2014.
Avondale defeated St.Michael’s today in their fourth round replay.
The quarter final is scheduled to take place on September 14th.

Education Minister dodges key questions on SNA posts – Mac Sharry

Sligo based Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry has said the Minister for Education is dodging important questions about special needs assistant posts being advertised under the JobBridge scheme. Senator Mac Sharry has raised questions about serious cuts to SNA supports in Sligo compared to other counties.

He commented: “Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has been deliberately vague in responding to questions I have raised about the advertising of special needs assistant posts.

“The Minister needs to explain why SNA posts have been advertised as part of the JobBridge scheme when the scheme requires that there be a possibility of paid employment after the 9 month place month. It strikes me that no such role filled now at the start of the school year could result in paid employment after the placement ends. This is effectively dumbing down our education system and undermining the valuable role of SNAs in our schools. It is also unclear how these interns would be mentored. Is the Government suggesting teachers will be expected to take on this role during class time?

“I am also concerned about the savage cuts to SNA posts in County Sligo compared to other counties. The Minister has failed to give any clear explanation why this has happened. Nearly a third of post-primary SNA posts in County Sligo have been cut while other counties have recorded increases in classroom support.”

Fatal road traffic collision at Schull, Co Cork

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Schull, Co Cork, which occurred at 4pm on 30th August 2014. The incident involved two cars and a mini-bus.

A woman in her 60s, the driver of a car, was fatally injured. Her body has been taken to Cork University Hospital (CUH). The female driver of the mini-bus was removed to CUH, but is not thought to be seriously injured. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the crash. The female driver of the second car was not injured.

The road in the area remains closed and Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the scene.

Gardaí are seeking witnesses to the crash and anyone with information is asked to contact Bantry Garda Station on 027 20860.

Kerry late snatch sees them through to All Ireland final 2014

There was a dramatic win for Kerry this evening in the All Ireland senior football semi final replay between Kerry and Mayo.
It was not until extra time that the teams could be separated with the Kingdom coming out tops on a scoreline of 3-16 to 3-13
Kerry now meet the winners of tomorrow’s other semi final in Croke Park between Dublin and Donegal.

Donegal’s Given dramatic return to Irish soccer squad

Donegal’s Shay Given has been handed a dramatic return to the international Republic of Ireland team after Martin O’Neill named the 38-year-old Lifford goalkeeper in his final 27-man squad for the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming matches against Oman and Georgia.
He joins fellow Donegal man, Seamie Coleman in the squad.

The Donegal man retired from Ireland duty after Ireland’s poor performance under Giovanni Trappatoni in the 2012 European Championship finals in Poland and Ukraine.

Robbie Keane is carrying a slight injury and a decision will be made later this evening as to when he will travel, but it is hoped he will get the all clear for the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi on 7 September.

Ireland will take on Oman in their final friendly in Aviva Stadium this Wednesday, 3 September at 7.45pm before the opening Euro qualifier in Georgia.

Republic of Ireland squad named is: D Forde, K Westwood, S Given, R Elliot, R Keogh, M Wilson, S Coleman, J O’Shea, A Pearce, J O’Brien, J McCarthy, S Ward, G Whelan, D Gibson, A McGeady, A Pilkington, J McClean, R Brady, S Quinn, D Meyler, W Hoolahan, R Keane, S Long, D Murphy, J Walters, K Doyle, A Stokes.

Dangerous Letterkenny House needs demolishing

A local Letterkenny member of Donegal Councillor County Council to contact the owner of a derelict house in the Crievesmith area of the Town and request that they secure the building and clear up the rubbish that has been dumped around it as a matter of urgency.

Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle said the bungalow was bought a number of years ago with a view to developing the site but with the downturn in the economy this did not materialise.
The end result now is local residents of Crievesmith/Rahan area are left to suffer from anti social behaviour and the illegal dumping of rubbish on their doorstep.
He says the house has been used as a drinking den and the dumping of household waste for a long time, and was recently damaged in an arson attack.