Black Olympians at Sochi: Jamaican team “cool” running at Sochi Olympics

first_imgWinston Watts, the driver for JAM-1 of Jamaica, speaks on the phone after arriving at the sliding center during a training session for the men’s two-man bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Everything’s cool and running with Jamaica’s bobsled team.They’re back inside the Olympic rings, and back on the track.After their equipment was delayed in arriving to the Sochi Games, driver Winston Watts and his teammates got in their first two runs down the Sanki Sliding Center track on Thursday. The Jamaicans, who qualified for the first time since 2002, couldn’t train Wednesday because they arrived ahead of their luggage, which was on a later flight to Russia.Without their clothing, sliding suits, helmets or the expensive runners for their two-man sled, the Jamaicans couldn’t do anything but watch on their first day at the Olympic venue.Watts said the team got its gear around midnight, enabling them to take part in the second day of “unofficial” training. It wasn’t until the Jamaicans got to the track that they realized their belongings had been tampered with. Watts said security opened containers of protein powder and the contents spilled out on his clothes and equipment.He even got powder in his eyes after putting on his helmet.“Security went through them. I don’t know who, but the lids were open,” he said. “I didn’t look at my bags last night and all of the stuff was all over my stuff. Protein. They take the seal off and open. They may think there was something else in there.”Not even the transit delay could dampen Watts’ enthusiasm in making it to his second Olympics — he shrugged it off in Jamaican style.“We are from the sunshine,” he said, flashing his megawatt smile.The Jamaicans didn’t race on the World Cup circuit this season, but they qualified for these games by accumulating enough points in lower-tier races in North America.Qualifying was one thing, but the Jamaicans weren’t sure they were going to be able to make the trip because they didn’t have enough to cover the travel expenses as well as purchase additional sets of runners.Jamaica needed help, and got it as the team quickly raised $178,000 before telling fans and friends to stop donating.“We didn’t want them to think that we’re greedy people,” he said. “We said we wanted this to make it possible to get better equipment and that’s what our goal was. And apparently it went on and on because people want to achieve and they haven’t seen us for a long period of time.”Although they’re a longshot to win a medal, the Jamaicans, whose inspiring journey to the Calgary Games in 1988 was told in the film, “Cool Runnings,” have helped pull the spotlight toward bobsled.American driver Steven Holcomb said having the Jamaicans around is great for the sport.“They did work hard,” said Holcomb, who will defend his gold medal in four-man. “It’s not easy to qualify for the games. They were trying in ’06, they missed. They tried in ’10, they missed. They tried again, they made it. So it’s good to have that exposure.”Watts said he and his teammates have always felt embraced by the world’s other sliders.“All the guys in here, we are a family,” the 46-year-old veteran said. “The bobsleigh circuit is like a family and we’re welcomed. All people love Jamaica. When Jamaica is not around, they’re not happy because we are a fun-loving, caring group. We make people smile all the time even when they are having a bad day. We just keep them going.”Bobsled isn’t Jamaica’s best sport. Not by a long way.The island nation is home to sprinter Usain Bolt, six-time Olympic champion and the world’s fastest man.Watts hopes to hear from Bolt while he’s in Russia, and joked that he may one day ask him to jump in his sled.“He would be a very good pusher, but he’s not a person who likes cold,” Watts said. “He’s said that. It would be awesome to have him on my team because a strong guy like me and him, could you imagine that?”last_img read more

Future looks bright for Nelson Minor Hockey after positive changes

first_img Vice President – Danny Jewitt Novice and House $300.00 Equipment/Uniform Manager – Vince Vulcano Past President – Doug Harrison Ice Scheduler – Cynthia St. Thomas Maida said players already registered would receive a rebate for the difference in paid fees after July 31.To help with registration, Maida said the Nelson Leafs are pitching in to support NMH.“All paid NMHA members for the 2015/16 season will receive a free season’s pass to the Nelson Leafs,” Maida explained.It was believed Nelson Minor Hockey might fold this season due to lack of people wanting to sit on the executive.However, most of a full board has been filled for the upcoming season.The new board includes: President – Tony Maida In an effort to get players back onto the ice, Nelson Minor Hockey is going to lower fees for the upcoming season.Under the direction of former NMH president Tony Maida, the local association is doing its best to increase registration for the 2015-16 campaign.“We have already been working on some exciting things for the new season, Maida said in a prepared statement. “Our board had decided to lower fees for the 2016-16 season.”The new fees are: First time player $100.00 Midget Director – Geoff Watts Peewee Director – Todd Hutt Atom Director – Cam Paterson West Kootenay Representative – Greg Andrusak Bantam Director – pending Registrar – Deb Matthews Treasurer – Brad Ouchi Female Director – Cam Paterson Skills Director – Kim Osika Referee in Chief – pending“I’d like to welcome the NMHA Board of Directors for the 2015/16 season and say thank you to all the past board members who put in endless time and energy to help our association,” said Maida.NOTES: NMH IS accepting coaching applications for the 2015/16 season.  Application deadline for Rep is July 31, 2015 and House, August 31, 2015 Coaching application – Novice Director – Sandy Boyd Tournament Director – Deedee Bendis Secretary/Public Relations – Lisa Upper Rep $390.00 (300.00 + $90.00 Rep Try Out fee. $200.00 Rep fee applicable to players once selected to rep teams)last_img read more


first_imgTHE CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 3 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 1:30 p.m. PST                 HOME JOURNEY: Drawn on the far outside with “Big Money” Mike Smith up, she has the advantage of rationing her speed while pressuring Enola Gray down the hillside. A gate to wire winner of the Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes here in April, 2015 as a 5-year-old, this 6-year-old mare by Good Journey has a win and two seconds from five trips down the hill. Owned by GGG Stables and Russell Sarno, Home Journey pressed the pace and finished fifth, beaten 1 ¾ lengths, in her most recent start, the five furlong turf Daisycutter Handicap on Aug. 5. She’ll be ridden for the third time by Smith, who guided her to victory in a first condition allowance at Hollywood Park in June, 2013. Her overall mark stands at 19-5-6-1 and she has earnings of $357,009. LONG HOT SUMMER: D’Amato hopes to “have ’em surrounded,” as this 4-year-old filly by Street Boss will hope to replicate her off the pace victory in a five furlong turf classified allowance on Sept. 2. If Enola Gray and the Mike Puype-trained Home Journey duel early, it could set up nicely for Long Hot Summer, who has two wins and a second from three hillside tries. Second in the Grade III, one mile turf Senorita Stakes here seven starts back on June 27, 2015, Long Hot Summer could well go favored as she sports an overall mark of 12-5-2-1 with earnings of $341,875. ENOLA GRAY: Undefeated in three starts prior to running second at odds of 1-5 against open company in the six furlong Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos Sept. 11, this 3-year-old gray daughter of Grazen will try turf for the first time as she gets back to state-bred completion. Blessed with extraordinary early speed, Enola Gray, a two-time stakes winner versus Cal-breds, won her first three races by a combined 26 ¼ lengths and will hope to pose an elusive front-running target under regular rider Tyler Baze.center_img ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2016)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray and Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s Long Hot Summer, both conditioned by Phil D’Amato, figure prominently in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, to be run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.For fillies and mares three and up bred or sired in California, the Cal Distaff, which was won last year by Joe Parker’s Our Pure Creation, will be run for the fourth time and be contested by a field of five. Desert Steel–Rafael Bejarano–120Long Hot Summer–Joe Talamo–125Enola Gray–Tyler Baze–121Out Ofthe Ordinary–Jamie Theriot–117Home Journey–Mike Smith–122First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit read more

The summer that was: USA players reflect on a hectic July

first_img“Nothing that happens in the NBA surprises me anymore,” the league’s MVP and Houston star said.Summer isn’t over, but in the NBA spending sense, it’s winding down. About $2 billion in deals have been made in the last four weeks, not to mention a few trades. But with the biggest names who were available in free agency staying put for the most part, most of the players who were in Las Vegas for the national team camp this week seemed to agree with Harden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Not much surprised them.“The league is definitely shaken-up a little bit, but that’s how it is,” Charlotte guard Kemba Walker said. That’s the name of the game. That’s the business. You’re going to see guys go from team to team. … It’s just forcing everyone to step their games up individually.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ James Harden signs a basketball for a fan during a training camp for USA basketball, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — James Harden completed his work at USA Basketball’s national team minicamp, sat in a courtside chair and began to put together his assessment of what happened around the NBA this summer.He did not need long to formulate his thoughts.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? The term “player movement” was a bit of an oxymoron this summer. Players made moves, but most didn’t involve moving — James’ was the only free agent signing that exceeded $40 million in total value and involved a change to a new club.“I think the DeMarcus Cousins thing surprised a lot of people,” Memphis guard Mike Conley said. “At the end of the day, that is what it is. LeBron going to LA, Kevin Love staying in Cleveland, there was a bunch of big-time news. But I think everybody’s gotten better and we just have to try to keep up with the way the league is going. Teams are loading up.”That they are, especially out West, where the Warriors reign and yet will have challengers anyway.Houston lost some pieces, but was able to retain Chris Paul and Clint Capela to play with Harden. The Lakers have James, which changes their franchise immeasurably. San Antonio may have gotten better, in that it added DeMar DeRozan for an unhappy Kawhi Leonard.DeRozan knew Popovich was a fan of his game before last week’s trade.“He always showed me mutual respect that I definitely appreciated,” DeRozan said. “There have been times he’s told me things on the sideline about my game, that he was a fan and to keep working. Just to see things to come full circle, for me be in this position, definitely cool.”And in the East, things changed — in the sense that for the first time since 2010, James won’t be on a team that wins the conference title. Boston and Philadelphia may be favored, but there will be no shortage of teams like Miami, Indiana and Toronto believing they have a better chance in the East now that James has moved West.“If it’s a free-for-all, I’m all for that,” Heat President Pat Riley said Friday. “Because then I think the door’s wide open for almost anybody to do something very good.”Walker put it even more succinctly.“Everybody has high hopes,” he said. “I know everybody’s excited LeBron’s out of the East. Don’t have to play against him four times anymore.” GALLERY: ONE Championship: Reign of Kings Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Isaiah Thomas did change uniforms this summer, signing a minimum deal with Denver — a step he hopes is a precursor to cashing in next summer if he can return to his elite-scoring form and prove that his problematic hip is no longer an issue.He thinks the buzz around the NBA this summer only made the league stronger.“All publicity is good for the league, but this was a crazy summer with LeBron going to the Lakers, Paul George staying in OKC, a lot of movement, DeMarcus going to Golden State, it was a lot going on,” Thomas said. “But every now and then a summer needs to be like that for the NBA to keep going.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Here’s proof of that: Minicamp was officially over, most players had left to go resume their summers, and a few players — including Phoenix’s Devin Booker and Oklahoma City’s Paul George — were among the last on the floor working out.They were in a wild series of 1-on-1 games against the likes of Golden State’s Kevin Durant, among others. Booker signed a $158 million extension earlier this month, George signed a deal to remain with the Thunder for $136 million. And there they were, trying to beat Durant, just like their teams will be trying to beat Durant’s two-time defending champion team in a few months.“For the most part the players have kind of dictated the movement across the league,” Booker said. “I think it’s great for the fans. I think it’s great for the league both domestically and internationally. It’s just a lot to follow and keep up with.”Very few moves this summer involved a superstar-level player choosing to change teams. LeBron James left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers and agreed to a new four-year contract, and the Warriors were able to add DeMarcus Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal.Maybe that was part of the no-surprise factor.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Basketball development club starting up in Energetic City

first_imgRecently, a brand new organization was formed, money was added to an account, and organizers are now searching to get Club Basketball up and running in Fort St. John.The idea of Fort St. John Club Basketball is to help support and endorse school sports teams and the development of skills consistently throughout the district. Ideally, as kids enter junior and senior high, they will have already developed a love for sports and well as the necessary basic skills.Organizers are currently looking for people to help out in every aspect of the group, from coaching, to fundraising and commissioning the league.- Advertisement -The basketball club will be holding a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the North Peace Secondary School from 6-7 p.m. Anyone in attendance should enter through the gym doors and meet in the cafeteria.The club feels that with enough volunteers, everyone involved can play a small role in making the league extremely successful. Even if unable to commit to an entire year of volunteering, good ideas are also welcomed at the upcoming meeting.Anyone interested in donating some of their time, or has any questions regarding the basketball club, please contact Rob at 250-261-3410.Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal legend to boss Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo at New York City FC

first_img1 Patrick Vieira has been appointed head coach of Manchester City’s sister club New York City FC.The former Arsenal star has signed a three-year contract with the MLS side and will officially take up the role on January 1.Vieira has departed his post as head of the elite development squad at Manchester City as he prepares to take on his first managerial job.He had been in the position since June 2013, while he previously served City as their football development executive for two years.Vieira will replace Jason Kreis at the helm of New York City FC and takes over a star-studded squad, which includes Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo and David Villa.The 39-year-old will travel to New York on Tuesday to meet his playing squad and to hold talks with sporting director Claudio Reyna and goalkeeping coach Rob Vartughian.“I am delighted to take up the role of Head Coach of New York City FC,” said Vieira.“To work with this squad, with Claudio Reyna and Rob Vartughian and the fantastic support team that is in place is an exciting prospect for any coach. “I would also like to thank everyone at Manchester City and most of all Brian Marwood, my coaching and support team and of course the wonderful young men who make up the Elite Development Squad, for all of their support and commitment and for making my time here so stimulating and enjoyable. “They are good footballers and good people and I know that they will continue to go from strength to strength in their careers.” Patrick Vieira last_img read more

Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal ALERT! Ivan Rakitic’s agent hints at Barca exit

first_imgChelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have been put on high alert after the agent of Ivan Rakitic appeared to plunge the midfielder’s future into doubt.All three Premier League clubs have been linked with the Croatian midfielder in the past but he appeared content at Barcelona having played 36 times in La Liga last term.However, the competition for places at the Nou Camp has intensified following the shock arrival of Andre Gomes and reports in Spain have suggested that Rakitic could be about to leave.Miquel Sors, who is an agent who works on behalf of the 28-year-old, took to Twitter just hours after Gomes’ arrival and wrote ‘Creo que es hora de irse…’ which translates as ‘it’s time to leave’.And the cryptic message has been taken as a clear indication by the Spanish press that Rakitic may look to find a new club where he will be guaranteed regular first-team football next season.There are currently nine midfielders vying for just a trio of places behind Barca’s three-pronged attack of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.Rakitic is currently high in the pecking order but reports have suggested that talks regarding a new deal have not progressed.And that could open the door for one of his Premier League rivals to manoeuvre what would be one of the deals of the summer by landing the talented playmaker. Is Croatia playmaker Ivan Rakitic set to leave Barcelona this summer? 1last_img read more

How Dimitar Berbatov went from ‘the worst on the pitch’ to ‘playing like Cruyff’

first_img It wasn’t an easy start to Premier League life for Berbatov… “So after three games Martin Jol called me and said, ‘Mido, I made a big mistake. Come to Tottenham, please. I will do whatever you want. This guy I bought, he’s not as expected. I need you back.’“So I signed and two days later I played Man United away at Old Trafford and Martin put Berba on the bench. He needed time, but Martin told him he would never make it in England.“But once I came back, he started to play like Cruyff! He was unbelievable, he became a totally different player. Berbatov is a cult hero at Tottenham …but he soon became one of Tottenham’s biggest players Dimitar Berbatov went from ‘the worst player on the pitch’ to ‘playing like Johan Cruyff’ almost overnight during his early days at Tottenham, according to former team-mate Mido.The maverick Bulgarian striker is fondly-remembered by Spurs fans for his sensational two seasons with the club, where his scored 46 goals in 102 appearances and lifted the League Cup. “He used to come to the training ground with his own knife and fork.“He used to get a knife and fork out of his pocket and eat. We all used to think: ‘What is that? What’s going on?!’“He’s a photographer, too. He goes out into the wild to take photos – he’s a bit weird.” His impeccable touch, sublime finishing and undeniable arrogance on the ball alerted Manchester United and he ended up joining the Premier League giants in a £30million deal, going on to win two Premier League titles.But, as his old team-mate explains, Berba didn’t enjoy the smoothest of starts when he first arrived in north London.Egyptian frontman Mido was a big hit when he initially joined Spurs on an 18-month loan deal from Roma in January 2005.He scored 14 goals in one-and-a-half seasons before returning to Italy but, as the star revealed, it wasn’t long before he was back at White Hart Lane – because manager Martin Jol wasn’t convinced Berbatov was good enough.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Tottenham bought Berbatov [that summer] but for the first three games, Berba was the worst player on the pitch.“Like, unbelievable. 4center_img 4 📈 ‘In his first 3 games he was the worst player on the pitch… then I came back to #THFC & he became Cruyff!”🍴 ‘He used to bring his own knife and fork to training’😂 ‘He’s a bit weird’@Midoahm talking about Dimitar Berbatov is brilliant![🎥 w/]— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) November 26, 2018 4 Berbetov won two Premier League titles with Manchester United 4 “And to be honest, I struggled.“I did my best, I was fighting every day trying to get into the team, but it wasn’t easy because he was just unbelievable. His first touch and the way he could finish was just from a different planet.”Berbatov was known for much more than his supreme elegance and calmness with a football at his feet – he was also one of the most quirky characters in the Premier League at the time.And Mido admitted he thought the Bulgarian was ‘a bit weird’.last_img read more


first_imgA huge turn-out of more than 700 walkers and runners made the inaugural Glenswilly 5k a huge success last night.The race was won by Johnny Patton from Letterkenny followed closely by Michael Black. But the emphasis on last night’s 5k was on participation and fun.And the people of Glenswilly can be immensely proud of producing such a special occasion for all concerned.Not even a BULL wandering onto the course could put those who took off their stride!The event was staged to raise funds for underage football at Glenswilly GAA Club and all money raised will go directly towards helping the youngsters at the club to enjoy their sport. Blessed with superb weather, the organisers would like to thank the Gardai, all marshals, sponsors and most of all anyone who took part.Plans for next year’s event are already underway!THE FULL RESULTS ARE BELOW THE FOLLOWING PICTURES………….Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 691 16.06 JONATHAN PATTON SM Letterkenny A C2 511 16.08 MICHAEL BLACK SM Letterkenny A C 3 134 16.23 IVAN TONER SM Letterkenny A C4 405 16.35 kevin ferry SM Letterkenny A C5 166 16.42 sean mcgettigan SM Finn Valley A C6 140 16.45 COLIN WATSON SM Individual 7 148 16.49 Ciaran McBride SM Letterkenny A C8 493 16.53 brian crossan SM Letterkenny A C9 443 17.05 GERARD MC GRANAGHAN SM Letterkenny A C10 548 17.14 MICHAEL LOGUE SM Individual11 436 17.18 Humphrey Murphy M45 Letterkenny A C12 132 17.19 JOE ENGLISH M50 Letterkenny A C13 67 17.29 Joe Gibbons SM Individual14 404 17.33 marcus mcclintock M40 Letterkenny A C15 184 17.54 PATRICK DUNLEAVY SM Letterkenny A C16 419 17.56 glen duncan SM Individual17 458 17.58 STEPHEN SWEENEY M45 Individual18 449 18.05 GARETH MCLAUGHLIN SM Individual19 428 18.24 jason unknown M40 Letterkenny A C20 154 18.25 aonroi cheevers SM Letterkenny A C21 78 18.26 conor gallagher SM Lifford A C22 51 18.28 Dale Gallagher JM Individual23 524 18.33 liam doherty SM Individual24 697 18.50 JOHN PRUNTY SM Individual25 495 19.00 martin devenney SM Lifford A C26 103 19.01 lee gildea SM Letterkenny A C27 687 19.09 RAYMOND BIRCH SM Individual28 174 19.10 noreen mcgettigan SW Letterkenny A C29 662 19.15 anthony sweeney SM Individual30 701 19.17 SEAN CROSSAN M40 Letterkenny A C31 156 19.21 raymond mcgahey M40 Individual32 135 19.23 KEVIN TONER M60 Letterkenny A C33 532 19.25 COLIN MOONEY SM Individual34 705 19.26 PATRICK MCGLYNN SM Finn Valley A C35 483 19.27 MICHAEL MAGUIRE SM Individual36 30 19.32 Colm Farrell SM Individual37 482 19.33 IRENE MCFADDEN SW Letterkenny A C38 128 19.33 paul mcmonagle SM Letterkenny A C39 38 19.38 Stewart Magee SM Individual40 441 19.38 Paul Cosrove M45 Letterkenny A C41 462 19.40 Ciaran BOVAIRD SM Individual42 442 19.41 Ciaran Coyle SM Letterkenny A C43 456 19.44 CHARLIE BONNER SM Individual44 416 19.46 phil boyle M40 Letterkenny A C45 74 19.47 coley o donnell M40 Letterkenny A C46 559 19.50 PHILIP BUCHANAN SM Individual47 554 19.52 DANIEL O CONNOR JM Individual48 170 19.53 nicola doherty SW Individual49 460 19.54 JOHN CANNON M50 Tír Chonaill A C50 464 19.55 charlie o’donnell SM Letterkenny A C51 138 19.57 MARY CONNOLLY SW Finn Valley A C52 553 20.09 DAN O CONNOR SM Individual53 152 20.12 hugh gallagher M50 Letterkenny A C54 435 20.15 John Ward M50 Tír Chonaill A C55 403 20.16 john o’doherty SM Individual56 100 20.18 gerard mullen SM Letterkenny A C57 476 20.19 paddy gallagher M40 Lifford A C58 561 20.21 RONAN MCELWAINE SM Individual59 192 20.21 RICHARD RAYMOND M50 Letterkenny A C60 46 20.23 Eamonn Ward SM Individual61 44 20.24 Shaun Bonnar SM Individual62 82 20.26 Brian Gormley SM Individual63 173 20.26 pj friel SM Individual64 157 20.32 boyd robinson SM Individual65 459 20.35 SEAN O’LEARY M45 Finn Valley A C66 107 20.36 jason mcgeehan JM Individual67 475 20.36 gerard campbell M45 Lifford A C68 26 20.37 Karl Crossan SM Individual69 424 20.40 willie mcbride SM Individual70 491 20.41 matthew sweeney Boys 16 Individual71 690 20.42 NIALL GILDEA SM Individual72 474 20.43 gerard crawford SM Lifford A C73 151 20.45 pat mccrudden M60 Individual74 471 20.45 patrick carr SM Individual75 144 20.49 KELVIN BROWN-BOMAN SM LYIT76 139 20.52 BRIAN MCDAID SM Individual77 555 20.55 CLIONA DUNNE SW Finn Valley A C78 186 21.02 PATRICK MCMONAGLE M40 Individual79 510 21.05 PAUL CATTERSON SM Individual80 539 21.06 MICHAEL MCHUGH SM Individual81 660 21.07 denis bonner SM Individual82 692 21.10 BRIAN MCMONAGLE SM Letterkenny A C83 564 21.11 RONAN O’DRISCOLL SM Individual84 187 21.11 NAOISE ENRIGHT SM Individual85 159 21.14 peadar toner SM Individual86 538 21.15 CIARAN MCHUGH SM Individual87 502 21.16 SEAMUS NALLEN SM Individual88 556 21.17 JANE MCGINLEY SW Individual89 426 21.18 darren ferry SM Individual90 163 21.19 keith ferry SM Individual91 49 21.22 Gerard McGrenera SM Individual92 183 21.25 RORY CALLAGHAN SM Individual93 179 21.27 HUGH O DONNELL M50 Individual94 64 21.29 Mark McGinley Boys 16 Individual95 708 21.30 DARREN MCGINLEY SM Individual96 412 21.36 louise finnegan W45 Letterkenny A C97 448 21.37 MARK O KANE SM Letterkenny A C98 70 21.38 Charley McGinty SM Individual99 606 21.40 KEITH FITZPATRICK SM Individual100 91 21.45 oisin crawford JM Individual101 90 21.46 Richard Gordon SM Individual102 452 21.46 DERMOT GALLAGHER SM Individual103 447 21.47 VERA HAUGHEY W50 Tír Chonaill A C104 470 21.53 darren gibson SM Individual105 425 22.06 catherine mckinley SW Individual106 58 22.09 Joe McGlynn SM Finn Valley A C107 517 22.09 geoff turtle M45 Individual108 190 22.11 TARA HEGARTY SW Finn Valley A C109 160 22.12 keelan mcfadden SM Individual110 146 22.13 James doherty M60 Individual111 88 22.14 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first_imgMore than 40 corner shops across Donegal have closed down in the last two years.And trade is down by more than 15% for those still in business according to Chief Executive of the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association.Vincent Jennings said local shop owners are facing a huge uphill battle to keep their open signs up. He warned the recession is taking its toll with the government, banks and wholesalers heaping more pressure on shopkeepers.“Banks are withdrawing overdraft and loan facilities leaving some shop-owners unable to weather the economic storm.“Suppliers are increasing their wholesale prices, which the retailer cannot pass on to hard-pressed customers,” he said.Family-run and local shops are also facing the increasing threat of anti-social behaviour as well as an increase in shoplifting and hold-ups, he added. He also urged local authorities not to see the local shop owner as a soft touch for easy revenue but to set ‘realistic rates and fair charges’.‘Our customers value the convenience of shopping in well appointed stores open at times and in locations that suit them.“But the actions of the government, banks and wholesalers make it very hard for our members to survive without compromising on the value and service the shopper wants’, said Mr. Jennings.Accountants and business advisers are meeting Donegal shop owners on a daily basis trying to work out business survival plans, he said.He claimed government policy of implementing ‘excessive excises and VAT hikes’ is playing a major role in the sector’s dire difficulties. DONEGAL ‘CORNER SHOP’ IN FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL AS 40 CLOSE IN TWO YEARS was last modified: August 8th, 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)Tags:corner shopsdonegalVincent Jenningslast_img read more