Salesian College, Celbridge 2-1 Carndonagh Community School
Fergal Conway (42), Brian Bonyo (108) Seamus Doherty (16)
Salesian College had to come from behind to ensure their advancement to the UMBRO FAI Schools Senior Boys All Ireland Final after a nail-biting conclusion to their semi final fixture in Kingspan Century Park, Monaghan on Friday last (5 March).
Carndonagh Community School held the Celbridge school to a stalemate having gone one nil up inside 16 minutes courtesy of a Seamus Doherty header only for Salesian’s Fergal Conway to equalise just before half time.
The game looked to be heading to a penalty shootout as extra time was reaching a conclusion however, Brian Banyo struck with only minutes remaining to secure a spot in the All Ireland Final which will see them face St. Mary’s College, Galway on Thursday next (11 March) in Flancare Park, Longford KO 1pm.
Carndonagh commanded much of the opening exchanges which saw Patsy McGonagle’s side take the lead when Seamus Doherty met a Brendan McLaughlin corner at the edge of the box to head home from close range.
Brendan McLaughlin missed a gilt edged opportunity to double the Donegal schools lead with 20 minutes played. McLaughlin fired over from close range after great work from Rory Ward and Daniel McDaid.
The lively Michael Brown of Celbridge dispossessed Ryan O’Loughlin but his long range effort was saved comfortably by netminder Martin McLaughlin moments later.
With half time fast approaching, Salesian’s pressed forward. Lady luck was on their side as Fergal Conway rose with keeper McLaughlin for a free into the box. Conway did enough to put the keeper off and the ball spilled into the back of the net for a Salesian’s equaliser.
Celbridge’s Colm Smith narrowly missed a shot off the crossbar on the whistle with this the last of the action over the first 45.
Captain Patrick Markey saved Salesian’s after the restart as Brendan McLaughlin’s powerful strike on goal was blocked well.
Darren Doherty had a great game down the left wing with some darting runs on occasion. His industrious efforts were nearly rewarded as he cut the ball back to fed the on running Seamus Doherty. His inch perfect strike was blocked by the versatile Tomas Boyle.
Padraig Doherty forced a good save from goalkeeper Shane McNamara on the hour mark as his attempt was goal bound only for the alert McNamara to tap over the bar.
Michael O’Grady impressed with his strike just sailing over the head of keeper McLaughlin on 72 minutes.
Michael Brown continued their good run of form as he was fed the ball from Michael ILunga down the wing. The youngster produced a great delivery into the box for substitute Eoghan Markey to capitalise on but unfortunately it went wide of the upright.
Ryan McLaughlin responded for the Ulster lads but Keeper McNamara was up for the challenge and got down well to save.
Padraig Doherty’s long range throw caused concern for Salesian’s as the high ball into the box was meant by the athletic Ryan McLaughlin. He should have done better with the free header on offer but he couldn’t convert. This was the last of the action with 90 minutes played.
Salesian’s had the early chances in extra time with some valuable opportunities gone to waste.
Eoghan Markey nicknamed “Sparky” was living up to his reputation as he went agonisingly close minutes in.
Carndonagh responded with a strike from Seamus Doherty which was wide of the mark
Celbridge advanced on goal again with Colm Smith delivering an excellent ball into the box at pace but colleagues Brian Bonyo and Michael O’Grady could not convert this golden opportunity.
With only minutes remaining in a thrilling encounter of end to end football, Salesian’s were to have the final say.
A long throw in from the right courtesy of Michael LLunga was delivered into the danger area. Michael Brown’s attempted overhead kick saw the ball sail high across the six yard box for hero Brian Bonyo to pounce on. He rose highest to head the ball home.
Heartache for Carndonagh, elation for Salesian’s.
Salesian College, Celbridge: Shane McNamara, Gavin Kane, Michael ILunga, Patrick Markey (Capt), Tomas Boyle, Michael O’Grady, Colm Smith, Michael Brown, Fergal Conway, Brian Bonyo, Kevin Molloy (Eoghan Markey, 76)
Subs: David Hughes, Darragh Kennedy, Oscar O’Foghlu, Sean Holmes
Teachers: Paddy McGovern & David Cyran
Carndonagh Community School: Martin McLoughlin, Padraig Doherty (Martin Shiels, 95), Daniel McLaughlin, Rory Ward, Darren Grant, Kevin McCarron, Brendan McLaughlin (Ronan Doherty, 68), Daniel McDaid, Darren Doherty, Seamus Doherty
Subs: Mark McKinney, Christy Smith
Teacher: Patsy McGonagle
Referee: Paul McGeown (Monaghan)
Archive for March 2010
Salesian College, Celbridge 2-1 Carndonagh Community School
Fine Gael Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs Spokesperson, Michael Ring TD, today (Monday) called on the Rural Affairs Minister to intervene as the National Lottery is withdrawing agency authorisation for the sale of scratch cards from rural post offices.
“I have been made aware of letters from the National Lottery head office to a number of local post offices telling them that their authorisation as a National Lottery retail sales agent is being withdrawn.
“This is another attack on rural post offices, many of which have been forced to close in recent years, and on rural people who see more services which are readily available in urban areas denied to them. Pensioners, in particular, who are weekly users of their local post office and who may enjoy a harmless flutter on a scratch card will be upset that it is no longer available.
“The National Lottery is a Government Agency and if it is truly Government policy to decentralise its agencies then how can they justify taking away another service from rural Ireland? The Government must immediately intervene to stop this from happening and I am calling on the Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, Eamon O Cuiv, to do so.”
Online Road Safety Video Teaches Cyclists & Heavy Goods Vehicle Drivers How To Share The Road Safely
The Road Safety Authority (RSA), in association with the Department of Transport’s Smarter Travel initiative, the Irish Road Haulage Association, Cyclist.ie and Dublin City Council, today launched their first ever road safety online video. The aim of the video is to help cyclists and Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers become more aware of each other as they navigate Ireland’s busy roads.
The six 1/2 minute video was produced to provide an educational resource to Goods vehicle drivers and cyclists on how to safely share the road, particularly in urban areas. Research has shown that over the period, 1998 to 2008:
· 144 cyclists were killed on Irish roads.
· Of these, 33% were involved in a collision with a goods vehicle.
· 30% of the collisions occurred during evening rush hour.
· The highest number of fatalities occurred in Dublin accounting for 30% of those killed.
Speaking today, Mr. Noel Dempsey TD, Minister for Transport, wholeheartedly welcomed the video, saying it is a “really useful learning aid for cyclists and HGV drivers alike. We all share our roads, but we can sometimes forget that different types of road users have different characteristics and needs. Cyclists will welcome not only the opportunity to see the challenges that can face HGV drivers in negotiating the urban environment due to the size of their vehicles but also the commonsense safety advice that this video contains. HGV drivers will welcome this reminder of the need to be ultra cautious where there are likely to be cyclists about. And all drivers need to be ever more aware of cyclists as the Government delivers on our policy of securing a fivefold increase in cycling by 2010”
The Minister continued, “This is a very worthwhile initiative led by the Road Safety Authority. But I am particularly heartened by the collaboration that has taken place between the RSA, Cyclist.ie, the Irish Road haulage association, Dublin City Council and my Department in delivering the video. This sort of teamwork convinces me more than ever that Ireland can, and will, work together to deliver not only our cycling targets but a sustainable Smarter Travel future”
The video follows a HGV driver as he travels through Dublin’s busy streets, typical of those found in other major cities and large towns in Ireland. It highlights the concerns goods vehicle drivers and in particular HGV drivers have in urban areas in relation to cyclists, illustrates the vulnerability cyclists may feel when sharing the road with goods vehicles and offers commonsense advice to HGV drivers. It also advises cyclists to be aware of the “blind zone” which prevents HGV drivers of seeing cyclists positioned to the left or close to the front of a HGV.
Noel Brett, Chief Executive, RSA, said, “We are delighted to launch this viral video as it will aid cyclists and goods vehicle drivers to understand the difficulties they face when interacting with each other on the roads. Through this viral video, we hope to encourage them to work together to make our roads a safer place not only for themselves, but for all road users”.
The film is available to download from YouTube and the following websites, Road Safety Authority, Department of Transport, Dublin City Council, Local Authorities, Irish Road Haulage Association, cycling.ie and all cycling club websites throughout the country. The clip is available to all third level colleges and those who wish may use it on their website.
Please follow the link to download the film clip HGV and Cycling Safety Video. You can download Pedal Cyclists Road casualites 1998 to 2008, from the RSA website or by Clicking on the link.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary
Coughlan TD, along with her Dáil colleagues, Deputies Jimmy Devins and
Eamonn Scanlon have welcomed an agreement reached between Pfizer Animal
Health and Elanco which will see a substantial investment in the Fort Dodge
biologicals manufacturing facility in Sligo.
Under the terms of the agreement, Elanco will acquire European rights to a
portfolio of products previously marketed by Pfizer Animal Health and Fort
Dodge Animal Health including vaccines, parasiticides and feed additives,
that are used in both food production, animal and companion animal segments
as well as the Fort Dodge biologicals manufacturing facility in Sligo. All
current Sligo employees are expected to transfer to the new facility. Some
80 people are employed at the facility in Finisklin which has been in
operation since 1990.
The Tánaiste stated: “I have met with management of Fort Dodge in Sligo in
the past and am aware of how ambitious and progressive they are. I know
that plant manager, Pat Glynn and his team are particularly pleased at the
development which has been announced today. This has the potential to be
the catalyst for future expansion and I am confident that this news will
prove a very positive one for Sligo and its hinterland.”
The Sligo plant was formerly owned by Wyeth which was taken over by Pfizer
last year. Elanco is a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company. Today’s deal is
subject to approval by European regulatory authorities and other closing
In order to ensure an uninterrupted supply of product to customers, both
companies have also signed corresponding manufacturing supply agreements
for certain products. No other terms of the transaction were disclosed.