NJ Transit Officials Tour Proposed Power Line Corridor

first_imgIn Middletown, the historic district was highlighted, which has Colonial American history and buildings dating back to the 1600s.Middletown Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore, along with Committeeman Stephen Massell, hosted the elected officials and NJ Transit Board members at Middletown Reformed Church, located right in the heart of Middletown Village.“It goes back to the Revolutionary War, there are buildings that go back hundreds of years, there’s history that would just be disrupted,” Fiore said by phone on Monday. “These poles through that district would just be a tattoo on history that you’re not going to get back.”Fiore said NJ Transit should consider Middletown’s point of view on the project.“We have thousands of commuters on a daily basis use New Jersey Transit, from a rail and a bus perspective,” said Fiore.The last stop on Monday afternoon was back at Sen. Kyrillos’ office, which sits on the Middletown side of Coopers Bridge, overlooking the Navesink River.The highest MCRP monopoles would stand along those riverbanks, ranging anywhere from 190 to 210 feet tall.The red balloon floats above the Cooper Bridge linking Middletown and Red Bank.As part of a visual display to show how intrusive these monopoles would be, members of Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE) – a grass-roots group in opposition to the utility project – spearheaded a plan to fly a bright red weather balloon above the Senator’s building.At about 10:30 a.m., RAGE vice president Terri Vilardi was out hooking the balloon up, hoping to achieve some shock value.“The people who did see it and have seen it online are horrified because they really saw the reality,” she said by phone on Monday evening.Vilardi was also one of the four RAGE members who followed along on the site visit. With her were Rachael Kanapka, RAGE president; Kin Gee, Holmdel town coordinator; and Tara Corcoran-Clark, a Hazlet resident.“We really didn’t try to sell them anything, we really just were there and if they had a question, we answered it,” Vilardi said.The decision in front of NJ Transit is paramount to where the fight against the MCRP goes next: if the public transportation entity denies an easement to JCP&L for usage of their land, the project will be stopped right in its tracks; if NJ Transit stays quiet or allows the easement, then the next leg of the battle must be waged in court.“I do think they’re (NJ Transit) a major voice and a major player in this proposal,” Fiore said. “Clearly JCP&L is putting together a proposal that is dependent on a New Jersey Transit right-of-way.”All hands were on deck Monday, from concerned residents to elected officials serving these municipalities and districts. It is a show of solidarity that Sen. Kyrillos felt was effective and ultimately proud of. By Jay CookOver the past six months, local elected officials and residents have steadily fought to halt a controversial utility project planned to cut through Monmouth County. This week, they got valuable face-time with some key decision makers who came to see the proposed corridor for themselves.On Nov. 28, in a visit arranged by Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-NJ), NJ Transit vice chairman Bruce Meisel, board members Flora Castillo and James Finkle Jr., and several aides made stops at loca- tions on the map of the Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP), a proposal by Jersey Central Power and Light Company.The MCRP is envisioned to run along the railroad’s right-of-way, which cuts through five towns. In some cases, the proposed power lines would be installed uncomfortably close to residential homes and schools, say local officials. The goal was to show NJ Transit officials firsthand how the proposal could permanently alter life in Monmouth County towns, to help influence a decision to deny JCP&L access to the right-of-way.“It’s very unusual that we would have the New Jersey Transit leadership here,” said Kyrillos on Monday, following the site visit. “I think they understand the density of population, the proximity to schools, community centers, the historic district of Middletown, the crossing of the Navesink River, the sight views from the communities that are typically not listed along the proposed power line.”The MCRP, a $111 million proposal, calls for construction of a 230-kV transmission line along a 10-mile stretch of NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line commuter rail right-of-way. The proposal states the project would begin in Aberdeen and travel through Hazlet, Holmdel and Middletown before ending in Red Bank.Monopoles used to support the transmission line would follow the route, ranging from proposed heights of 100 – 210 feet tall, per the MCRP petition.That petition was filed with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Aug. 9, and then sent to the Office of Administrative Law. Hearings on the case will be held after the new year.“JCP&L has good people that lead it, it’s a good, well-run utility in recent years, but it is so terribly wrong in its advocacy and push for this project which would forever blemish northern Monmouth County,” Kyrillos said.Joining the NJ Transit Board members were Kyrillos and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, both Republicans who represent the 13th Legislative District, U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R- NJ), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso.On the local level, a host of elected officials greeted the caravan at each of the stops. In Aberdeen, which was the first visit along the route, a tour led by Mayor Fred Tagliarini touched on how the MCRP would affect a project recently approved by NJ Transit.“We started at the Aberdeen train station, due to the fact that I wanted to show the commissioners the brand-new transit village being built there with the blessings of New Jersey Transit,” Tagliarini said in an interview Tuesday.The transit village, which sits directly behind the Aberdeen train station, is slated to become a five-building, 227-unit apartment complex aimed at housing commuters to New York City and south Jersey.Plans at the site also include a retail component, recreation facility, pool, courtyard and outdoor dining.Tagliarini says that the MCRP would waste the work done to develop the transit village.“What has happened in two very short months is they’ve begun framing this area, and it was just perfect timing to just show the commissioners a project we’ve worked so hard on,” he said.In Hazlet, Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley and business administrator Dennis Pino spoke with the elected officials near the district’s Beers Street School, which houses 266 fifth and sixth graders. A model just how wide the monopole bases are proposed to be was shown.“We owe it to our kids and our grandkids to not allow it (the MCRP) the way it’s proposed,” said Kiley by phone Monday evening.On June 20, Hazlet Township was the first of the five affected municipal governments to pass a formal resolution expressing concern about the project. Since then, the other four towns have done the same.NJ Transit Board members asked the officials about the potential for depreciating home values along the corridor, said Kiley.“I’m a real estate agent as well, and I’ve got homes that have been listed for sale that are by the tracks that are not moving because people have to sign a disclaimer saying they are aware of the possibility of these power lines coming in,” said Kiley.Next on the line was Holmdel Township, and the site visit in that municipality was at Cedar Village Senior Living Community, a 55-and-older housing community off Laurel Avenue, not far from the train tracks.Representing Holmdel were Mayor Eric Hinds, Deputy Mayor Gregory Buontempo and Committeeman Patrick Impreveduto.Elected officials and NJ Transit Board members surround a display showing possible monopole widths from the MCRP, just outside Beers Street School in Hazlet. The township was the second of five stops along a tour hosted by Sen. Joseph Kyrillos.Hinds, a lifelong Monmouth County resident, made his position clear to the NJ Transit Board.“This is not rural golf courses – you are putting 140-foot industrial poles 30 feet from houses, from communities right down the heart of the Bayshore area, and it’s just incredibly disruptive, and I don’t think it’s forward thinking,” said Hinds on Monday, following the meeting.For homeowners who have possibly invested in their last house, having this project come through could potentially ruin their investment, they fear.Not far from Cedar Village is another senior housing development, Village Grande, off Centerville Road. Between the two communities, just over 300 homes with either current or soon-to-be senior citizens could be affected. “Back to back, active-adult areas that are extremely important to Holmdel and it is literally, like literally, in their backyard,” Hinds said.last_img read more

Roland Garros will not hold its next edition without an audience

first_imgThe scenario in France is delicate. Not solely has the pandemic affected the event of regular life, but additionally sports activities. And the shadow of doubt hovers over the 2 jewels in his crown: the Tour de France and Roland Garros. Within the absence of understanding whether or not or not they will succeed and beneath what circumstances, the sports activities minister in France, Roxana Maracineau, yesterday was answerable for making one factor clear: the Parisian Grand Slam (from September 20 to October 4) will not be without an audience, similar to the Grande Boucle.“These occasions require spectators for the field workplace at Roland Garros and pleasure within the Tour de France. They will be suspended if there’s authorization for the general public to withhold, “Maracineau defined because the portal says. UbiTennis, due to this fact, they could possibly be suspended whether it is not sure that the spectators will have the ability to attend the appointment as a result of coronavirus. For the second, it ought to be famous that sporting occasions bringing collectively at the very least 5,000 persons are canceled in France till September, figures that the Parisian Grand Slam far exceeds every season. “Clearly, a restoration in mid-June is the optimum situation, however there are others. The resumption of the championships maybe in September, together with clearing this yr to have the ability to resume, at finest, within the next season. The ban on mass gatherings may stay in impact till additional discover or till we discover a vaccine or therapy. If occasions like Roland Garros and Tour de France can’t discover new dates, it received’t be the tip of the world. No doubt, it will be the tip of many issues that had been supported by the revenue of those tournaments and the Tour de France. We now have to reinvent ourselves if a yr is misplaced, “the minister concluded. In France they’re making ready for the worst.last_img read more

Heavily linked with Arsenal in January – is he football’s nicest man?

first_imgIpswich defender Tyrone Mings made his mum very proud when he apparently cleared her debt.Posting the exchange on his Instagram account, @tyronemings, the 22-year-old wrote: “This is why I do it, this makes it worth it.”MINGS IS GOING TO BE A TOP PLAYERMings was released by Southampton in 2009 when the Saints’ youth budget was cut and Ipswich ended up signing him from non-league Chippenham Town in 2012 for just £10,000. In January he was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, who are thought to be big admirers of the young defender.This latest act of generosity is one of a number of recent charitable acts. In 2013 Mings spent Christmas Day feeding homeless people and a year later, when he was given the no.3 shirt by Ipswich ahead of the 2014/15 season, he offered to replace the tops bought by fans bearing his old no.15.Last March he left two tickets for a fan at the entrance to Portman Road when, after a brief conversation with him on Twitter, he discovered the supporter could not afford to go to a match. Tyrone Mings wipes away his mother’s debt 2center_img 2last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS Old Orchard Inn Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves 1 Ramelton Mariners 1Castlefin and Ramelton played out a 1-1 draw in perfect conditions on Saturday in Parkview. The hosts began the brighter of the two teams and took the lead with 15 minutes played when Mark Lafferty picked up the ball in midfield, skipped past two defenders and slotted into the net from 12 yards. Ramelton came into the game as the half wore on and created half chances through Corey Mc Cahill. In the 35th minute Castlefin should have doubled their advantage but Thomas Devlin’s shot was straight at the keeper. The visitors started the second half the brighter and their pressure was rewarded in the 65th minutes when a cross from the left was turned in by Corey Mc Cahill. Ramelton continued to press for the winner but they couldn’t break down the home defence. In the 88th minute Castlefin missed a glorious chance when JP Mc Granaghan missed from 6 yards after a cross from the right wing. Referee: Victor RaineyErne Wanderers 5 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 1Erne Wanderers went a step closer to securing the league title on Saturday when they defeated Kilmacrennan at the Lakeside. The home team started like a train and nearly opened the scoring inside a minute when “sticky” Ward headed just wide. Erne were having all possession and creating chance after chance but were very wasteful in front of goal. They took the lead on 20 minutes when” sticky2 squared for Peter Mc Gonigle to side foot into the bottom corner. Erne couldn’t add to the scoreline in the first half and Kilmac had an effort hit the bar. The 2nd half started with Kilmac levelling matters when JJ Fleming scored at the near post. “Sticky” Ward then scored straight away when Eamon Cleary squared to him. Cleary then added the 3rd goal 5 minutes later. Ryan O’Brien added number four on 65 minutes. The scoring was complete on 80minutes when Diarmuid Spratt raced clear to cooly finish across the keeper. A very good performance from Erne and Kilmac never gave up with a good team effort. Referee: Liam Farren.Glenea United Reserves 3 Mulroy Celtic 2Glenea reserves continued their good run of form with this hard earned victory. In the 1st half it was the home side who dominated the play but were unable to take any of their chances and on 30 minutes Mulroy took the lead when the home defence failed to deal with a ball into the box and it broke to Kevin Shiels. He fired home from the edge of the area. Glenea equalized two minutes later when after good work down the right Martin Doohan’s cross was slid home by Michael Mc Clafferty at the back post. In the 2nd half Glenea continued to take the game to the visitors and went close on a number of occasions. Mulroy were content to play on the break looking to pinch a goal. Glenea took the lead on 65 minutes when Shane Coll’s free-kick was headed home by Shane Ferry. Mulroy almost equalized on 70 minutes when Cillian Talbot got through and rounded the keeper but saw his effort cleared off the line by John Harley. Glenea extended their lead on 85 minutes when Shane Ferry got onto Sean Sweeney’s through ball and he slotted the ball home. Mulroy pulled a second goal back in the last minute when Cillian Talbot finished neatly from the edge of the box. Best for Glenea were John Harley, Sean Sweeney and Shane Ferry, while it was a team effort from Mulroy.Glencar Inn Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers 0 Glenree United Reserves 3 Tullyvinney opened the brightest with chances falling to Adam Gardiner and Jonny Corcoran but both failed to register on the score sheet. In the twenty-second minute the Tullyvinney defence failed to control a high ball and Vinnie McLaughlin opened the scoring for Glenree. The score remained 1-0 until half time. Two minutes into the second half and Tullyvinney were again caught sleeping in defence leaving Kevin Doherty free at the back post to score from close range. In the eightieth minute Vinnie McLaughlin secured all three points for Glenree when the Tullyvinney offside trap was broke down and he raced through to score from an acute angle.Best for Tullyvinney Nigel Hegarty and Jonny Corcoran .Solid team performance from Glenree.Donegal Town Reserves 1 Milford United Reserves 2 Milford United left the Hospital Field with the three points after a hard fought victory. Donegal dominated the early stages with Ryan Gallagher and David Harron getting early opportunities. The opening goal went to Milford, a corner headed home at the back post by Benny McGinley. Just before half time Milford put themselves into a commanding position when Mc Garvey’s back post header was met by Ciarán McGinley who’s well placed header nestled in the bottom corner. Donegal reacted well in the second half and forced the game. David Bustard broke the offside trap to round the keeper and get the hosts back into it. Donegal’s best chance of an equaliser fell to Gary Ward who, after a fine solo run, clipped the ball just over the crossbar with the ‘keeper stranded. Milford held on well in the end limiting their opponents to few chances on goal. Good team performances from both sides.Keadue Rovers Reserves 3 Gweedore United Reserves 0Keadue were impressive winners at Central Park on Saturday. Played in ideal conditions it was Gweedore who started the brighter and had the first effort on target after 6 minutes. By midway through the half the home side started to get on top and had two chances with Donal Rodgers and Luke Neely both shooting wide. On twenty seven minutes Keadue went ahead with Luke Neely’s shot going under the keeper. On thirty two minutes Damien Hanlon’s effort was saved. Keadue were deserved leaders at half time. Into the second half and on fifty five minutes Luke Neely struck from close range following a fine move. On the hour Keadue made the game safe when Darragh Hanlon headed home from a rebounded shot. The tempo dropped after that but Gweedore kept plugging away and were unlucky on a few occasions while the home side were happy to play on the break.A good team performance from Gweedore while Luke Neely and Donal Rodgers were best for the home side.Referee; Barry Hunter.Downtown Cup Group CDowntown United 1 Deele Harps 1The final game in “Group C” finished all level after a tough entertaining match at Errigal College. The inform Deele Harps opened the scoring after only ten minutes when a corner to the back post was headed home. Deele nearly extended their lead a couple of minutes later with a shot from inside the box by Gallagher that went narrowly wide. As the game progressed Downtown came into it with Niall Bonner goinng close on a couple occasions and the Deele Keeper pulling of some fine saves. As half time approached Downtown got themselves back on level terms when a ball down the left from Nicky Mc Garrigle found Bonner who drove a low hard cross into the box where Luke Friel slotted home at the back post. The second half was end to end with both teams creating chances. Downtown were reduced to ten men on seventy minutes but withstood some late pressure from Deele with their defence well organised by Gio Peoplesand Andrew Doherty.Best for Downtown: Warren McGinley, Niall Bonner, Gio PeoplesReferee : Gerry RoddenBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 4 Dunkineely Celtic 2Glenea came out on top in this hard fought encounter. The home side started brightly and were rewarded on 4 minutes when Kevin Mulhern headed home a Denis Boyle free-kick. Glenea continued to dominate but were unable to convert a couple of chances. The home pressure finally told on 35 minutes when Ryan McFadden was on hand to stab the ball home from close range from a Sean Coll cross. Dunkineely got themselves back into the game on 43 minutes when Andrew Nesbitt got onto a through ball and he slotted it home. In the 2nd half it was the away side that started well and equalised on 49 minutes when Andrew Ward took advantage of indecision in the home defence to force the ball into the net. Glenea pressed hard to regain their lead but Dunkineely were always a threat on the break. The home side were rewarded on 70 minutes when Declan Mc Garvey’s through ball found John Harley who laid it into the path of Ryan McFadden to slot the ball into the goal. Glenea’s 4th goal came on 82 minutes when after good work down the left Ryan Mc Fadden drilled the ball across the face of the goal and Sean McBride was on hand to tap the ball home. Best for Glena were Denis Boyle and Ryan McFadden, while Andrew Nesbitt was always a threat for Dunkineely.Gweedore Celtic 2 Rathmullan Celtic 3Rathmullan Celtic came out on top in this game at An Screaban thanks to a late goal from their sweeper Patrick Patton. The game hinged on three major decisions five minutes before half time. With Gweedore in a two goal lead Rathmullan were handed a lifeline with the awarding of two penalties and the sending off of a Gweedore player for a hand ball. The two penalties were well dispatched by Eoin Sheridan to leave it two each at the break. Gweedore had raced into a lead after two minutes with Thomas Diver scoring after a great cross from Cathal Mulligan. With Gweedore soaking up the pressure they hit the away team on the break when John Walsh finished from a Mulligan’s cross. The game was turned on its head with a penalty in the 44th minute which was hotly argued by the home team and was followed up by a second on the stroke of half time when referee Mc Laughlin deemed a Gweedore player to have handled in the box. With the score at 2-2 and with superior numbers Rathmullan piled on the pressure in the second half but could not find a way past a resolute home defence well marshalled by Paul Mc Bride. With seven minutes left Patton struck from a corner to secure the points for the away team. Gweedore had a late penalty appeal turned down. Best for Gweedore: Cathal Campbell, Paul Mc Bride and Paul Doogan Best for Rathmullan: Patrick Patton and Eoin Sheridan. Referee: Vincent Mc LaughlinWatson Hire Division OneDonegal Town 4 Keadue Rovers 1Donegal Town maintained their title challenge with a solid display at home against Keadue Rovers. After an uninspiring first period, with neither side creating many clear cut chances, it was the home side who struck first in the second half. Benny Byrne broke the deadlock when he curled the ball past the keeper from outside the area. Keadue were right back in it when Sean Boyle fired home from a corner which Donegal failed to clear properly. Donegal captain JP Byrne put the hosts back in front shortly after when he flicked home an excellent delivery from Danny Mc Garrigle. Benny Byrne put daylight between the sides when the ball bounced perfectly for him to smash an unstoppable left foot volley home from twenty five yards. Substitute Stephen Curneen sealed the victory when he headed home from a Conor Mc Monagle cross late on. Best for Donegal were Padhraic Mc Glynn and Benny Byrne. Team performance from Keadue Rovers.CT Ball Division TwoDrumbar United 0 Gweedore United 1Gweedore came to Drumbar after a big win last week. This was a hard fought match with few chances made by either side but the best of them coming to the very lively Ciaran Mc Fadden. He scored the only goal of the game after 75 minutes, this came after a good counter attack which fell to Mc Fadden who shot from 18 yards. Drumbar had a great team performance with some of the younger players putting in a great shift. The visitors impressed with their good passing and runningKerrykeel’71 F.C. 3 Dunlewy Celtic 0Kerrykeel ‘71 kept their 100% home record intact with a hard fought win over a strong Dunlewey outfit. The game started at lightning pace with both teams having a real go. Mark Friel and Martin Mc Ateer went close for the ‘71 and Daniel Cannon for Dunlewey. Dunlewey had a couple of free kicks on the edge of the area however Mark Mc Conigley dealt with them well. The ‘71 went in front on thirty eight minutes with the Club’s top goal scorer Johnny Friel firing an unstoppable shot past Lee Mc Fadden. Dunlewey started the second half well and pinned Kerrykeel back for the first twenty minutes. They went close on fifty three minutes when Michael Roarty beat the off-side trap and with only the keeper to beat he fired wide. Kerrykeel got the all important second on sixty nine minutes when brilliant work from Martin Mc Ateer set up Mark Friel who fired home from six yards. Kerrykeel killed the game off on seventy five minutes when Trevor Alcorn played in Martin Mc Ateer who cooly lobbed the keeper from twenty yards. Dunlewey never stopped trying and had a couple of half chances near the end but Aidan Mc Ateer and Patrick Mc Conigley dealt with everything thrown at themBest for Kerrykeel ‘71: Aidan Mc Ateer, Martin Mc Ateer and Tony Mc BrideBest for Dunlewey: Daniel Coll and Daniel CannonReferee: Ed MooreConvoy Arsenal 6 Copany Rovers 0Convoy made a good start to the game and their pressure paid off within eight minutes. A low cross to the far post was met with a first time strike by Kieran Gillen to make it 1-0. Convoy went further ahead in the 23rd minute when a corner was sent home by Johnny Kee at the back post. Copany responded but were unlucky not to score, leaving it 2-0 at half time. Convoy started the second half the same as the first and scored within seven minutes when Shane Mc Laughlin hammered the ball into the net from a corner. Within fifteen minutes of the second half it was 4-0 to Convoy when Chris Lynch collected a loose ball at the back post and fired home. In the sixty-ninth minute Keelan Gillen crossed for Darren Harvey to drive the ball high into the net from the back post. Micky Melaugh scored in the seventy-second minute after harassing the Copany defence and pouncing on a loose ball. Copany had a few chances in the second half but were denied a goal by a great save from Kevin Kelly. Good team effort by Copany but were unable to affect a good display by the Convoy team at home.Bonagee United 2 Glenree United 1Bonagee took the lead on twelve minutes when Kevin Doran won the ball wide on the left and cut inside and hammered home from twenty five yards. Glenree came close with strikes on goal from Daniel Mc Groddy, Michael Gallagher and Damien Nelis. Kevin Doran came close for Bonagee on twenty six minutes but Giles in the Glenree goal tipped the ball over the bar. Nicholas Nellis for Glenree shot wide on thirty five minutes after a good cross from Robert Moore. Glenree had the ball in the Bonagee goal on fifty eight minutes following a free kick which was headed into the net by Nicholas Nelis but the referee gave a free out for a foul on the keeper. Bonagee got the second goal on the hour when Kevin Doran played a great through ball to Darren Coyle on the half way line and the Bonagee striker held off the defender and hammered the ball past keeper Giles from the edge of the box. Glenree scored on sixty eight minutes when Nelis beat two defenders down the left and found Mc Groddy on the edge of the box and his shot found the bottom corner of the net. Both teams had chances to score in the last ten minutes but poor finishing and good ‘keeping by both keepers saw the game finish in favour of the home team. Team efforts by both sides. Referee: Denis O’ DonnellWhitestrand United 0 Letterbarrow Celtic 1Whitestrand today lost ground in the promotion push with a shock 1- 0 defeat against a battling Letterbarrow side . Whitestrand deserved to lose a game in which they simply failed to turn up . The Letterbarrow winner came from a magnificent free kick that wouldn’t have looked out of place in the Premiership . Whitestrand tamely tried to get level but a James Gallagher chance in the first half was about as good as it got for them .Ulster Junior CupMilford United 1 Lifford Celtic 2Milford United were defeated at home on Sunday by Lifford Celtic in the Quarter Final of the Ulster Junior Cup. The reigning champions took the lead mid-way through the first half when a well worked team goal was finished by Peter Doherty. Lifford however hit a purple patch in the second half and a pair of goals from Gavin Gallagher and Damien Patton, within five minutes of each other, ensured their path through to the Semi Final stage of this prestigious competition. Best for Milford were Paddy Peoples and Paul Shields while Lifford produced a good team performance. Referee: Paddy Martin.Kilmacrennan Celtic 1 Killylough F.C. 3Kilmacrennan crashed out of the Ulster cup after a poor performance against a spirited Killylough. The visitors were first to the breaking ball in the early stages of the game and this theme was to continue for the entire game. Kilmac had chances early on but on each occasion failed to hit the target. The opening goal came in the middle of the first half when Ronan Stirrat raced in front of the Kilmac defence and coolly converted a Declan Treanor cross. Kilmac had an opportunity to equalise though Aidan Friel, who’s well struck effort smashed against the side netting. In the second half Kilmac showed some signs of urgency but were caught on the break when Emmet Crudden blasted home from close range. The visitors caught Kilmac on the break once again with five minutes remaining when an unmarked Declan Treanor finished from twelve yards. Kilmac were awarded a penalty with ninety minutes played when Timmy Burke was fouled in the box. Michael Mc Laughlin sent the keeper the wrong way for a consolation goal.Team effort from Kilmac with Declan Treanor best for the visitors.Referee: Joe McHughDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSOld Orchard Inn Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves 1 v 1 Ramelton MarinersErne Wanderers 5 v 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesGlenea United Reserves 3 v 2 Mulroy CelticGlencar Inn Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers 0 v 3 Glenree United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 1 v 2 Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 v 0 Gweedore United ReservesDowntown Cup Group CDowntown United 1 v 1 Deele HarpsBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 4 v 2 Dunkineely CelticGweedore Celtic 2 v 3 Rathmullan CelticWatson Hire Division OneDonegal Town 4 v 1 Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar United 0 v 1 Gweedore UnitedKerrykeel’71 F.C. 3 v 0 Dunlewy CelticConvoy Arsenal 6 v 0 Copany RoversBonagee United 2 v 1 Glenree UnitedWhitestrand United 0 v 1 Letterbarrow CelticUlster Junior CupMilford United 1 v 2 Lifford CelticKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 3 Killylough F.C.Carndonagh F.C. 3 v 0 Curragh AthleticLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlenea United 11 8 1 2 25 11 14 26Rathmullan Celtic 11 7 3 1 29 11 18 22Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 10 7 3 0 22 12 10 21Lifford Celtic FC 10 7 3 0 18 11 7 21Gweedore Celtic 14 6 7 1 17 28 -11 19Dunkineely Celtic FC 13 4 6 3 32 32 0 15Lagan Harps FC 12 4 5 3 15 23 -8 15St Catherines FC 13 4 7 2 22 26 -4 14Milford United FC 10 4 5 1 18 16 2 13Castlefin Celtic 12 0 11 1 9 37 -28 1League table for Watson Hire Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsCranford FC 14 9 3 2 38 19 19 29Donegal Town FC 13 9 3 1 29 13 16 28Curragh Athletic FC 12 7 0 5 38 8 30 26Eany Celtic FC 14 7 4 3 27 20 7 24Cappry Rovers 13 6 4 3 30 20 10 21Keadue Rovers FC 12 4 3 5 26 21 5 17Drumoghill FC 13 4 7 2 20 30 -10 14Ballybofey United FC 13 2 5 6 14 25 -11 12Raphoe Town 13 1 10 2 14 52 -38 5Arranmore United 13 1 11 1 9 37 -28 4League table for CT Ball Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsBonagee United FC 14 10 3 1 36 26 10 31Kerrykeel 71 FC 14 10 4 0 44 19 25 30Gweedore United FC 12 9 3 0 42 12 30 27Whitestrand United FC 14 9 5 0 32 20 12 27Dunlewey Celtic 12 7 3 2 27 21 6 23Glenree United FC 14 7 5 2 29 24 5 23Convoy Arsenal FC 14 3 10 1 25 42 -17 10Letterbarrow Celtic FC 13 3 9 1 11 35 -24 10Copany Rovers FC 14 1 9 4 20 49 -29 7Drumbar FC 13 1 9 3 16 34 -18 6League table for Old Orchard Inn Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsErne Wanderers FC 12 9 2 1 38 17 21 28Glenea United 13 6 3 4 23 16 7 22Ramelton Mariners FC 12 5 3 4 24 23 1 19Fintown Harps AFC 11 5 3 3 25 17 8 18Glencar Celtic 11 4 3 4 22 26 -4 16Castlefin Celtic 12 4 6 2 21 23 -2 14Mulroy Celtic 12 4 7 1 21 23 -2 13Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 11 2 5 4 17 29 -12 10Gweedore Celtic 8 0 7 1 8 25 -17 1Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0League table for Glencar Inn Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDeele Harps FC 8 8 0 0 32 6 26 24Donegal Town FC Reserves 11 6 3 2 28 17 11 20Glenree United FC 11 5 4 2 19 15 4 17Keadue Rovers FC 11 4 4 3 25 18 7 15Downtown United FC 9 4 2 3 16 15 1 15Milford United FC 10 4 5 1 12 31 -19 13Cranford FC Reserves 9 2 4 3 11 18 -7 9Gweedore United FC 10 3 7 0 15 24 -9 9Tullyvinney Rovers 9 1 8 0 10 24 -14 3League table for Downtown Cup Group ATeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlenea United 4 4 0 0 16 4 12 12Erne Wanderers FC 4 3 1 0 24 8 16 9Cranford FC 4 1 2 1 6 11 -5 4Milford United FC Res 4 1 3 0 5 10 -5 3Tullyvinney Rovers 4 0 3 1 4 22 -18 1League table for Downtown Cup Group BTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsFintown Harps AFC 3 3 0 0 12 4 8 9Donegal Town FC Res 3 1 1 1 4 6 -2 4Keadue Rovers FC 3 1 2 0 6 5 1 3Kilmacrennan Celtic FC Res 3 0 2 1 4 11 -7 1League table for Downtown Cup Group CTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDeele Harps FC 4 3 0 1 12 3 9 10Downtown United FC 4 2 1 1 7 4 3 7Ramelton Mariners FC 4 2 2 0 8 6 2 6Gweedore United FC Res 4 2 2 0 6 12 -6 6Glenree United FC Res 4 0 4 0 7 15 -8 0League table for Downtown Cup Group DTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsMulroy Celtic 2 1 0 1 5 3 2 4Glencar Celtic 2 1 1 0 6 6 0 3Castlefin Celtic Res 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2 1DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 2-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Inn Division OneRamelton Mariners v Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesFintown Harps AFC v Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Celtic v Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Division TwoDeele Harps v Cranford United ReservesGlenree United Reserves v Milford United ReservesDowntown United v Donegal Town ReservesTullyvinney Rovers v Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAY 3-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic v Glenea UnitedMilford United v Lifford CelticRathmullan Celtic v Lagan HarpsCastlefin Celtic v Dunkineely CelticWatson Hire Division OneDonegal Town v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Eany Celtic v Keadue RoversCappry Rovers v Curragh AthleticBallybofey United v Drumoghill F.C.CT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic v Drumbar UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Gweedore UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE GAMES, GOALS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: February 24th, 2013 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:Donegal Junior LeaguefixturesResultstableslast_img read more


first_imgThe club will hold its third race of 2013 on Sunday when it stages the annual Easter Sunday 3K fun run. The race starts across from Benny Sweeney’s premises on Port Road at 11.30 am and finishes at the front gates of the LYIT after completing a loop of the Ballyraine circuit. Registration, which will cost five euro, will be taken at the Aura Leisure Centre from 10 am. Spot prizes and refreshments afterwards at the Aura.Letterkenny AC coach, Teresa McDaid, has just returned from Poland where she was team manager of the Irish senior woman’s team which finished fifth in the world cross county championships. This was a great result for the Irish team – well done to Teresa and her athletesCongratulations to Kieran Doherty who won the last of the Finn Valley 5K road race series on Sunday in a time of 15:35. He was followed by the Finn Valley pair of Mark Hoy (15:59) and James Speight (16:02). Other LAC runners among the field of 291 included Enda McBride (22nd in 18:14), Ben George (38th in 19:47), Irene McFadden (61st in 21:00), Declan McCallion (130th in 24:11), Tommy McHugh (186th in 27:57) and Jimmy Gildea (199th in 28:39). The Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix Road Series was launched on Wednesday night at the Aura Leisure Centre. The first of 47 races which have been confirmed for the upcoming road season is the North West 10K which takes place on Sunday, May 5th, with the last race being the Oral Memorial in Ards Forest Park on Saturday, September 28th.There was no winner of the jackpot in the club’s weekly lotto draw on Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 15, 19, 21 and 24. The four match two winners who each win 20 euro were Connie Maguire, James McTaggat, Ciaran Scanlon and John and Bernie McGeehin. This weekend’s jackpot rises to 760 euro.The club extends its sympathy to the Stewart family, Greenhill, Letterkenny and the Shields family, Oldtown, Letterkenny, on their recent bereavements.   ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC TO HOLD EASTER 3K FUN RUN was last modified: March 26th, 2013 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:Letterkenny Atheltic Club noteslast_img read more


first_imgThe weekly Swilly Rovers FC lotto draw took place last night. Winning numbers for Sunday 2nd August were 15,16,20,23. There was no jackpot winner. One person had 3 numbers and that was Helen McCloy, congratulations. Next week’s draw will take place on Sunday the 9th in the Lennon Lodge with the jackpot being €1350.Swilly Rovers FC would like to thank the FAI coaches who ran the camp Summer Soccer School and to all who contributed all week at Swilly Park. The children all enjoyed a great week of football.Swilly Rovers FC would like firstly thank everyone who contributed to the annual bucket collection, it was a resounding success with the club raising €3788. Also the club would like to extend its gratitude to all who contributed there time to collect.The club would like to extend its congratulations to the clubs players who represented the Finn Harps academy who competed in the Dublin Cup this week past. And finally the club would like to wish good luck in the Galway Cup to the county squads, with a special mention to the Swilly contingent.SOCCER: SWILLY ROVERS SUMMER SCHOOL A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: August 4th, 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:Swilly Rovers noteslast_img read more


first_imgDDTV VIDEO: ANTI-austerity campaigners who followed the ‘wrong car’ out of LYIT yesterday were left red-faced last night after issuing a press statement claiming Taoiseach Enda Kenny had ‘sneaked’ away from Donegal.Can’t Pay Won’t Pay protestors left the college campus believing Mr Kenny had left in a car which some of them followed.But the Taoiseach actually left by the front door of the centre where Mr Kenny had addressed a meeting of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly.Around 20 protestors had, in fact, stayed on at the campus to witness the Taoiseach leave. But they must have forgot to tell their fellow protestors.And some reports which said the protestors hadn’t been allowed to leave the main road were also wrong – as our video shows.At 7.20pm last night – almost 90 minutes after Mr Kenny did actually leave LYIT – Can’t Pay Won’t Pay spokesman Francis McCafferty issued his ‘sneak’ claim in a press statement.Part of it read:“Enda Kenny may have swept in through the front entrance in his merc, but he was forced to sneak out the back door to avoid facing us again”, said spokesperson Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig.“Today there was a palpable sense of anger and frustration at how out of touch this government is at the hardship being inflicted on so many people by its austerity measures and charges. Our county has fared particularly badly. It is no surprise that people on the protest followed the Taoiseach’s car into the LYIT to try to get closer. It is even less surprising that he was unwilling to face them as he left and slinked out the back instead.”You can click play on the video to watch as the Taoiseach left by the FRONT door where he arrived. DDTV VIDEO: PROTESTORS LEFT RED-FACED OVER CLAIMS TAOISEACH ‘SNEAKED’ OUT OF LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 5th, 2013 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:DDTV VIDEO: PROTESTORS LEFT RED-FACED OVER CLAIMS TAOISEACH ‘SNEAKED’ OUT OF LETTERKENNYlast_img read more

Busway costly but no budget breaker

first_imgMTA officials say the Metro Orange Line is on track to be finished within agreed spending limits, but upgrades to the Canoga Avenue Park-and-Ride lot could push spending slightly beyond the 14-mile busway’s original $330 million budget. Despite tricky construction setbacks, including a court-ordered shutdown and one of the rainiest winters in 100 years, officials of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority believe the line will be finished with money to spare. That would be a marked improvement from the financially disastrous days of subway building in the 1990s. “I think we’re going to finish within the budget and have some money left over,” said Roger Dames, the MTA’s project manager. “How much? It’s too early to say. I think overall it’s going to be a financial success.” But the wild card remains the $26 million Park-and-Ride lot and the busway extension on Canoga Avenue, which now includes a revised route and station and could come in over budget because of rising construction costs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A contractor for the project has not even been hired yet. In 2003, when the MTA approved the Orange Line’s original $330 million budget, $16 million was set aside for the Park-and-Ride lot. But an additional $10 million was earmarked this summer when officials decided to expand the original scope to include a station and a new route. In addition to the Park-and-Ride expansion, MTA officials face unresolved change orders and claims for the Orange Line, although they are confident they can cover those costs. As construction wraps up in advance of Saturday’s opening, $14 million is left in contingency funds to handle more than 40 outstanding change orders, valued at $4.2 million, and an undisclosed number of outstanding claims, according to reports and interviews. If all spending is tallied – for example, costs for 20 years of planning, a $10 million bikeway and the $89.6 million spent in 1991 to buy the Southern Pacific right-of-way that has become the busway route – the Orange Line’s price tag would exceed $440 million. Still, the Orange Line turned out cheaper than the Metro Gold Line, which travels the same distance but cost twice as much. And it’s a far cry from the more than $4.5 billion taxpayers paid for less than 17 miles of subway on which cost overruns were so severe the MTA was ultimately forced to shut down all subway construction. Officials in the Federal Transit Authority, which monitors MTA’s rail construction spending but has only informal monthly reviews of the Orange Line project, appear satisfied with the MTA’s handling of this busway construction. “Based on our oversight, we’re pleased with what we see now,” said the FTA’s Ray Tellis, project manager in Los Angeles. The Orange Line started as a simpler project than MTA’s past rail lines, but quickly ran into trouble after construction started in late 2003. First there was contaminated soil underneath the old rail line that had to be tested and hauled away. Then, in the summer of 2004, the agency started losing $70,000 a day under a court order to shut the project down for nearly a month after a residents’ group filed a lawsuit claiming environmental review had been inadequate. No sooner did construction resume after the court lifted the ban than the rains started in what would become the second rainiest season on record in Los Angeles. The MTA paid for such unforeseen costs from the $32 million contingency fund that was part of the original budget, drawing down $10.8 million for change orders so far and $7.5 million to get the work back on schedule. As a general rule, even if a project exhausts its contingency fund and closes out 5 percent higher than the original budget, that is considered acceptable, analysts say. That’s the standard used in Los Angeles Unified’s current school building program. Tom Rubin, a former Los Angeles transit official who advised the residents in their lawsuit and now works with the school district’s bond oversight committee, said the MTA benefited from getting a great deal on the contract before construction costs skyrocketed with global demand for building materials and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. “In some ways they were very, very fortunate. There have been huge cost increases… It is a huge, huge problem affecting everybody now,” he said. “Timing is everything.” In fact, MTA officials were so intent on securing the $150 million contract with the joint-venture Shimmick/Obayashi, $45 million less than the next-lowest and about to expire – that CEO Roger Snoble signed the contract as soon as he stepped off a plane from Sacramento, where he had won funding. The contractor utilized the design-build method being debated this year in Sacramento as a way to speed up road work, but opposed by unions. That main busway contract has now grown to about half the total Orange Line budget. Of the remainder, $15 million is for new buses; $36 million for environmental documents and new traffic signals, $17 million for business relocation; and $48 million for professional services, as well as other costs. The Orange Line was funded almost equally from the 1 cent sales tax that Los Angeles County shoppers pay and from state funds, with some federal funds. However, when the state budget crisis halted transit spending a few years ago, the MTA decided to take out a $98 million loan to get the project started, with the promise the state would repay. Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgShay Given could become Tim Sherwood’s No.1 choice at Villa Park.New Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is contemplating whether or not to make Shay Given his No.1 choice at Villa Park.Villa are currently embroiled in a relegation fight and Sherwood watched his new side lose 2-1 at home to Stoke City on Saturday.A terrible defensive error from Dutch international Ron Vlaar resulted in the concession of a penalty which cost Villa a point. Given starred for Villa in their FA cup victory over Leicester City and pulled off a number of top-class saves.Sherwood feels he needs more experienced players to help the younger players adapt to the current situation they find themselves in.Given is one of the most experienced players in the Premier League and his presence could improve Villa’s shaky defence.Current No.1 Brad Guzan has enjoyed a solid enough campaign for the Villa but according to reports in The Birmingham Mail Sherwood is contemplating re-installing Given as his No.1. NEW VILLA MANAGER CONTEMPLATING MAKING SHAY GIVEN HIS NO.1 was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Aston VillanewsNo.1Premier LeagueShay GivensoccerSportTim Sherwoodlast_img read more


first_imgOver ONE HUNDRED people completed the Belfast Marathon as part of an on-going fundraising initiative for Paul Doherty.Paul 6, from Killygordon, was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which left him in a wheelchair. But his mother Ann-Marie never gave up hope of him walking one day and now in March, Paul underwent a number of major operations in the USA.Those surgeries were deemed successful by the medical personnel that performed the procedures.The fundraising initiatives to help Paul achieve his dream of finally getting the opportunity to walk continues as part of the Mammy, I Want to Walk campaign.The most recent fundraiser was the marathon in Belfast and Paul’s family have been overwhelmed by the continued support for the campaign. The event has been long in the planning.A hardy group of organizers had recruited runners of all abilities across Donegal, Tyrone, Derry, Dublin, London and further all in aid of this great local cause.TWENTY-ONE relay team’s crisscrossed the streets of Belfast to cover the 26 miles and 385 yards.It was impressive turnout from the local athletic community.Ronan Roddy from Admiran was the first to cross the finish line for the group.Mammy, I Want to Walk would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to all the runners who took part, the sponsors and special mention to all the organizers of this special event.  HUNDREDS COMPLETE BELFAST MARATHON FOR BRAVE LITTLE BATTLER PAUL DOHERTY was last modified: May 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more