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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN & MIKE WILLMAN -WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2020

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first_imgTRAINER HOPES TRIBALIST AVOIDS ‘HEAP’ OF TROUBLE TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL STARTS WITH THE SHAM STAKES SHAM STAKES ATTRACTS EARLY DERBY HOPEFULSThe road to the 2020 Triple Crown begins Saturday at Santa Anita with the running of the Grade III Sham Stakes, a mile test for youngsters that just turned three today offering 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, four to the runner-up, two to the third-place finisher and one to the fourth.Richard Baltas has two entered, Stackin Silver and Taishan, each making his stakes debut going for the $60,000 winner’s share from a guaranteed purse of $100,000.“I’m not concerned that Taishan is stepping up,” Baltas said of the bay son of Twirling Candy, who broke his maiden going a mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 3 for owners Calvin Nguyen and Joey Tran. “It was his first time going long and he won and got a good number (81 Beyer).”“He’s trained really well since then, he’s had a bunch of time between races and I think he’ll give a good account of himself.”Stackin Silver comes off a 5 ¼-length maiden win against $50,000 claimers going a mile at Del Mar last Nov. 15. The son of Union Rags owned by Slam Dunk Racing, Jerry McClanahan and Michael Nentwig retains the services of Abel Cedillo, who rode him in his two previous starts.Honor A.P., who would have been one of the Sham favorites, if not the favorite based on his 5 ¼-length maiden win at a mile here last Oct. 13, will miss the race.“He galloped well, then when he came back from his schooling he was off in his right front,” trainer John Shirreffs explained. “X-rays were OK so we’ll just have to wait and see.”LOVELY LILIA CLIMBS THE LADDER INTO STAKES COMPANYLovely Lilia, an improving daughter of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, makes her stakes debut Sunday in the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.“She is taking a major step up in company here, but she keeps moving forward in her training, so it’s worth taking a chance,” said Phil D’Amato, who trains the chestnut filly for owner/breeder John Liviakis.After finishing a distant ninth in her debut, a five furlong turf dash at Del Mar last Aug. 24, Lovely Lilia broke her maiden by 15 ½ lengths running in a $30,000 claimer at Santa Anita last Sept. 27, then returned in an overnight race Nov. 24 and won by a half-length under Abel Cedillo, who is back aboard in the Santa Ynez.VENERABLE TRIBALIST IN UPGRADED HERNANDEZBlake Heap, who sends out Tribalist in today’s recently upgraded Joe Hernandez Stakes, hopes the old warhorse gives the trainer a present as a nine-year-old.“He’s doing really well,” Heap said of the California-bred son of Tribal Rule. “He got away bad last time (bobbling at the start of the California Flag Handicap on Oct. 19, finishing fifth as the 11-10 favorite but beaten only two lengths).“He kind of stumbled, and you can’t be behind and let good horses go in :22 and two, be behind by eight (lengths) and think you’re going to beat them going 5 ½ (furlongs).“He drew the inside in this race so the break is going to mean everything.”The Joe Hernandez, race eight of 10: Tribalist, Ruben Fuentes; Double Tough, Victor Espinoza; Grinning Tiger, Jose Valdivia Jr.; Texas Wedge, Flavien Prat; True Valour, Drayden Van Dyke; Captain Scotty, Joel Rosario; Legends of War, Abel Cedillo; Blitzkrieg, Rafael Bejarano; Carnivorous, Mario Gutierrez; and Bay Muzik, Tyler Baze.Oiseau de Guerre was scratched.NEARLY $13,000 DONATED TO CARMA THROUGH MATHIS BROTHERSAsk any one of the 35,085 on-track fans and hundreds of thousands watching on television around North America, and one word comes to mind regarding Santa Anita’s Opening Day on Saturday–spectacular. Along with stunning views of the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains and spectacular world class racing, Santa Anita and its official Thoroughbred aftercare charity, the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), joined forces with Mathis Brothers Furniture to help raise awareness and money in order to care for racing’s retired Thoroughbreds.Courtesy of Mathis Brothers, who supplied Santa Anita with 1,000 plush racehorses, nearly $13,000 was raised through the generous donations of racing fans in support of Thoroughbred Aftercare.“We are so delighted to have been a part of this year’s Opening Day at Santa Anita and to raise money for such a worthy cause,” said Bill Mathis, President, Mathis Brothers Furniture.  “There is no greater cause in racing today than Thoroughbred Aftercare and we’d like to thank Santa Anita, CARMA and the many fans who donated on Saturday. We are proud to be a part of this effort and we salute Santa Anita and CARMA for the good work they are doing.”“We were blown away by the success of this fundraiser,” said CARMA President Candace Coder Chew. “One hundred percent of the funds raised will go directly toward providing care for the horses supported by our programs and we are incredibly thankful to Mathis Brothers, Santa Anita and to the racing fans for their generosity.”Men, women and children of all ages were lined up from 9:30 am until supplies ran out around 2:00 pm. The large grey super soft plushies were a coveted item around the track – being scooped by multiple Santa Anita jocks to give to their kids and trainers on their way to and from the paddock to saddle horses.“Once we were out of the plushies, people were emptying their pockets just to support retired racehorses,” said Natalie Rietkerk, CARMA Program Manager. “A good number of attendees knew about CARMA, and what we do, but it was great having face time with those who had no idea programs such as ours exist within the racing industry and all the efforts being made to ensure these horses are retired responsibly and safely.”While the Mathis Brothers plush horse fundraiser has crossed the finish line, donations to CARMA are gratefully accepted any time online. Please visit CARMA4Horses.org to learn more about the nonprofits mission, safe retirement and the many options available to Thoroughbred horses after they leave the track.TRAINER GARY SHERLOCK SUCCUMBS TO CANCER AT AGE 73Veteran trainer Gary Sherlock, who would’ve turned 74 today, passed away at an Arcadia care facility on Sunday following a lengthy bout with cancer. The son of a jockey, William, and racing official, Mary, Sherlock was born at 1:12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1946 in San Francisco, and was thus celebrated as the first baby born in the City by the Bay that year.Raised in Pleasanton, CA, Sherlock was destined for a life on the racetrack and in addition to training, he also enjoyed success as an insurance agent, specializing in racetrack workers’ compensation policies for trainers and also as a bloodstock agent.A top trainer for many years with Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos, routinely finishing in the top five slots in the standings in the 1970s along with the likes of D. Wayne Lukas and Blane Schvaneveldt, Sherlock won high profile races such as the 1977 Los Alamitos Derby with Azure Three and the 1980 Doc Severinsen Handicap with American Jet. Prior to switching to Thoroughbreds full time, he won 353 Quarter Horse races from 1966 to 1980.Known as a consistent developer of two-year-olds, Sherlock enjoyed his greatest career success in 2008 with the 4-year-old filly Intangaroo, with whom he won three Grade I, seven furlong stakes, the Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita on Feb. 2, the Humana Distaff on Kentucky Derby Day, May 3, at Churchill Downs, and the Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 24, 2008.  (All three wins came in partnership with jockey Alonso Quinonez).Sherlock would go on to win the Santa Monica a second time, in 2016 with California-bred Lost Bus at 64-1. Owned and bred by Sherlock’s primary client, Terry Lovingier, Lost Bus, a four-year-old daughter of Bring the Heat, paid $131.20 with Fernando Perez aboard.Sherlock would also experience the Triple Crown trail for the first time in 2016, as his speedy Uncle Lino, who was third in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby and a subsequent winner of the California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos, set the early pace prior to fading to seventh in the Grade I Preakness Stakes on May 21.Sherlock’s most recent “big horse” was Lovingier’s California-bred Show It N Moe It, now a five-year-old mare by Grace Upon Grace who to date has earned $515,541 from an overall mark of 27-6-6-6. A two-time stakes winner, Show It N Moe It’s most recent start came on Nov. 17 at Del Mar, a second-place finish in the Betty Grable Stakes.A savvy handicapper who loved playing the races, Sherlock had great instincts which enabled him to enjoy a high degree of success over the long haul.Sherlock is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Brian and Michael (Mikey), who works as an assistant starter at Santa Anita, Del Mar and Los Alamitos, as well as two grandsons, Tanner and Luke.At Sherlock’s request, there will be no memorial services.     FINISH LINES: Omaha Beach, fresh from his smashing victory in Saturday’s Grade I Runhappy Malibu Stakes, has arrived safely in Florida where he is scheduled to make his final start in the Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25. “Everything went well,” trainer Richard Mandella said of the move yesterday from Santa Anita. “We’re in the barn of an old friend named Mark Hennig. I have no date set for his breezes there. It’ll be a while, but he’s doing good.” . . . Belated Happy Birthday wishes to the legendary Laffit Pincay, Jr., who turned 73 on Sunday . . . Jockey Tiago Pereira has been suspended three days (Jan. 5, 10 and 11) for causing interference on So Much Happy in Saturday’s sixth race . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing tomorrow but offers simulcast racing in the Paddock Room starting at 10 a.m. There is free General Admission and free parking. Live racing resumes Friday at 1 p.m. with admission gates opening at 11 a.m.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES: XBTV Wednesday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on January 1st, 2020Happy Holidays From Jockey Aaron GryderHappy Holidays From Debbie Baltas and the Backside Cafeteria StaffHappy Holidays From Santa Anita Park Gate Crew’s Huey Barnes and Mikey SherlockA Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella: Part 1 of 2WORKOUTS:McKinzie (Baffert) 12-30-19Lady Suebee (Outside) and Curlin Rules (Sadler) 12-30-19Zellda (Daughter of Zenyatta) (Outside) and Elusive Road (Shirreffs) 12-29-19Bast & Azul Coast (Baffert) 12-29-19Dr. Dorr (Outside) and Speed Pass (Baffert) 12-29-19 OMAHA BEACH ARRIVES AT GULFSTREAM FOR PEGASUS LOVELY LILIA ELEVATES INTO GRADE II STAKES LEVEL MATHIS BROTHERS, CARMA PROVE SUCCESSFUL UNION TRAINER GARY SHERLOCK PASSES AWAY AT AGE OF 73last_img read more

Tomás and Vargas do not travel to the Espanyol final in Valladolid

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first_imgThe list is completed by Andrés, Pedrosa, Wu Lei, Iturraspe, Ferreyra, Darder, Calleri, Diego López, Melendo, David López, Javi López, Dídac, Cabrera, Bernardo, Marc Roca, Embarba, Calero and Víctor Gómez. There are eight headlines on Thursday, and the only exceptions are Naldo, the sanctioned Víctor Sánchez and Vargas himself.The staff has left this afternoon towards Valladolid and would arrive early in the evening. The meeting will be this Sunday at 16:00. The parakeets hope to maintain their good dynamics away from home. With Abelardo they already won in Vila-Real and drew against Sevilla. Abelardo Fernández had already warned two hours before giving the list of summoned that Raúl de Tomás had few options to go to Valladolid. His return to the group on Friday was not as good as expected, and the Madrid striker failed to finish the session with good feelings. For this reason, he does not finally travel to Valladolid. His absence and that of Matías Vargas, surprise, is the most prominent of a list of 18.Nor will Víctor Sánchez be sanctioned for his expulsion the previous week in Seville. From that encounter, David López appears as high. The midfielder, who already played for less than half an hour at Molineux Stadium against Wolverhampton on Thursday, will return directly to the starting team to form midfield alongside Marc Roca.last_img read more

Canfor’s Red Ink creates Optimism

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first_imgIt is not often you hear a company refer to a fourth quarter loss of 17 million dollars as a positive sign.However, that’s exactly what Canfor President Jim Shepard is doing.He notes even though that loss is more than triple the one his company suffered in the third quarter last year, it is also 213 million dollars less, than what it lost in the fourth quarter of 2008.- Advertisement -Thus Mr. Shepard says the worst of the recession-related lumber downturn appears to be over but he adds, despite improved pulp sales the industry is still being pulled down by the stagnant U-S housing market and the company is still in survival mode.One positive note in his statement was confirmation that Canfor is focusing attention on markets in China and Southeast Asia, in the absence of U.S. demand.That is turn has been sited as the key reason behind Canfor’s plans to reopen its Chetwynd sawmill this spring, in the wake of a two year shutdown.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sports briefs

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first_imgThe former Chicago Bears great said he crossed paths with Schottenheimer, who still was cleaning out his office. “I saw him and said hello,” Singletary said. U.S. soccer team in difficult group CARACAS, Venezuela – The United States will play Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia in the first round of this summer’s Copa America, soccer’s championship of South America. The Americans, invited as a guest, are in Group C and open June 28 against Argentina in Maracaibo. The United States plays Paraguay on July 2 in Barinas and Colombia on July 5 in Barquisimeto, according to Wednesday’s draw. Hardaway says he hates gay people MIAMI – Retired Miami Heat guard Tim Hardaway said Wednesday he hates gay people, but later said he regretted the remarks. SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers began their coaching search so quickly the first candidate to be interviewed ran into the guy he hopes to replace. Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, the assistant head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, met with team executives Wednesday, less than 48 hours after Marty Schottenheimer was fired. “You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don’t like gay people and I don’t like to be around gay people,” he said while a guest on Sports Talk 790. “I’m homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.” He later apologized for the remarks during a telephone interview with Fox affiliate WSVN in Miami. Connelly added to Bruins staff LOS ANGELES – UCLA coach Karl Dorrell completed the latest renovation to his staff by hiring Bob Connelly to be offensive line coach, the same position he held at Alabama the last four seasons. Connelly was on staff with head coach Mike Shula, who was fired after the season. Hawks’ Johnson becomes All-Star ATLANTA – Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks was chosen by commissioner David Stern for the NBA’s East All-Star team on Wednesday as a replacement for injured New Jersey guard Jason Kidd. Kidd will miss Sunday’s game with a back injury. $125,000 raised for needy NFL retirees MILWAUKEE – About $125,000 has been raised to aid needy, retired National Football League players. The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund was launched by Jerry Kramer, star right guard of the Green Bay Packers four decades ago under Vince Lombardi. Kramer auctioned off a replica of his Super Bowl I ring last spring. “It’s amazing how this initiative has taken off,” Kramer said. Notable TENNIS: Top-seeded Andy Roddick gained a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Frank Dancevic in the first round of the SAP Open in San Jose on Wednesday … Top-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero beat Sergio Roitman 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Brazil Open in Costa Do Sauipe … Defending champion Arnaud Clement and seeded players Nikolay Davydenko, Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic lost in the first round of the Open 13 tournament in Marseille, France. NFL: Ray Sherman and John Garrett were hired as assistants to new Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips. From staff, wire reports 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

Galaxy Gazing hosted by Northern Environmental Action Team

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The second Galaxy Gazing Event hosted by the Northern Environmental Action Team, offered by Bruce Kosugi, a local astronomy aficionado is taking place this week.On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 pm (cloud dates Oct. 3, 2019) you can learn about constellations in the northern hemisphere.There will be instruction on how to best view the night sky and how humans impact how they see the world around them.- Advertisement -Galaxy Gazing is a family-friendly event. Tickets for adults are $10 ticket and free children 16 years of age and younger. Spaces are limited to 15 people.Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars or a telescope if they have one as we will be gazing from the back deck.To view the FB Event; CLICK HERE. Advertisementlast_img read more

Reports – Manchester City star’s agent in Italy for Inter Milan transfer talks

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first_imgThe agent of Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic is in Italy to discuss a transfer to Inter Milan, according to papers in the Mediterranean.The Montenegro international has failed to establish himself in England and was even axed from the club’s Champions League squad last season.Former City boss Roberto Mancini is now the boss at Inter and he is set to host agent Fali Ramadani with a view to completing a deal this summer.Inter are favourites to clinch the deal but Jovetic is still a popular man across Italy and AC Milan and Juventus are monitoring the situation. 1 Stevan Jovetic in action for Manchester City last_img read more

DONEGAL SLIDING TO BOTTOM OF ECONOMIC PILE BECAUSE OF TERRIBLE INTERNET, WARNS DRAGON’S DEN STAR

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first_imgPeter CaseyA DONEGAL-based businessman says the county is falling behind because of its dreadful internet connections.Dragon’s Den star Peter Casey says he couldn’t do international video interviews from his Inishowen recruitment company base – because they couldn’t guarantee the connection.He said it was 2010 before we got anything consistently better than dial-up – and today, while a major provider offers a fibre optic system capable of 50 Mbps (megabits per second), “by the time it gets to our copper-wire “last mile”, it’s reduced to 6.5 Mbps down and just .5 up – far behind just about any internet-intensive businesses elsewhere on the planet.” Said Casey: “We have recently invested in cutting-edge technology that will allow us to conduct live interviews with anyone on the planet.“However, we won’t be able to use it in our Irish HQ (in Lisfannon) with its current connectivity unless we want to create a very bad impression with people that we want to hire for our clients.“This also reflects badly on our reputation as a high quality provider.“I grew up in Derry and came to know and love Donegal from a very young age. “I’ve invested my money, mind, heart and sweat here. My business is here. Although it’s a business that depends more than many on digital connectivity, it is still here.“But the digital infrastructure the Government has promised us for a long time now is not. And that, for me, is a major problem.”He said Dubliners on cable can get internet connections 50 times faster, complaining: “The democratic proposition that the internet gives everyone an equal opportunity to access information, education, and commercial opportunity is a myth.“Internet access depends as much on physical space as it does on cyberspace. The best speeds are delivered by fibre or cable. Live at any distance from urban Ireland, and you won’t get anything approaching the fastest service.“Rural Ireland is on the wrong side of a vast digital divide. On the right side is well-connected continental Europe as well as urban Ireland. Those of us in the country? We’re a world away from both places. A third world away, in fact. “Take a look at the amount of empty business premises in the typical village or town these days.“We cannot let this go on. A recent World Bank study found that for every 10-percentage-point increase in the penetration of broadband there is an increase of 1.3 percentage points in economic growth.“Broadband is essential to business and very good for any country. If only the cities have it, the countryside suffers economically, culturally, and politically. Disconnected, lovely towns and quaint villages become places to leave.“We are always boasting about our highly educated work force, but there is not much point in training people if they cannot communicate with each other and the rest of the world. “This digital inequality between urban and rural communities is making the economic inequality between these regions even greater.”In a weekend article Casey warned: “Quality, high-speed broadband is a necessity rather than a privilege in today’s society, and should be available in all areas, not just the largest.“Otherwise, we are in danger of creating fast Ireland and slow Ireland, the latter seeing areas such as Donegal continuing to slide to the bottom of the economic table.”DONEGAL SLIDING TO BOTTOM OF ECONOMIC PILE BECAUSE OF TERRIBLE INTERNET, WARNS DRAGON’S DEN STAR was last modified: August 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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:buncranaDragon’s DeninternetLisfannonPeter Caseylast_img read more

Swansea City STILL in contact with Marseille over Bafetimbi Gomis loan deal

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first_img Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis wants to return to France 1 Marseille are still in contact with Swansea over a potential loan deal for striker Bafetimbi Gomis, according to reports in France.Gomis managed just seven goals in 35 appearances for the Welsh club last term and reports earlier this summer suggested he is keen on a return to his native France.However, Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin wants to keep hold of the 30-year-old and club chairman Huw Jenkins is proving to be a tough negotiator in terms of reaching an agreement with Marseille over Gomis’ wages.Marseille have offered to cover 30 per cent of Gomis’ salary but Swansea will only release the player if the French club agree to a 50-50 split.Gomis joined Swansea from Lyon in 2014 but has since lost his place in the France squad and believes his only chance of regaining his spot is by sealing a move back to Ligue 1.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: 3 WOMEN HELD AS DONEGAL GARDAÍ IN MASSIVE DRUGS BUST

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first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai have seized a large quantity of cannabis plants and made four arrests as part of an ongoing investigation targeting cannabis cultivation in Co. Donegal.Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €360,000 (pending analysis) were discovered, along with other items made and adapted for the growth and cultivation of cannabis, during a search at a premises on Navenny St., Ballybofey, this evening.“The search was conducted by members of the Letterkenny Drugs Unit,” said a Garda spokesman. “A male, aged in his 30s, and three females (two in their 20s and one 60s) were arrested. They are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Letterkenny Garda Station.” BREAKING NEWS: 3 WOMEN HELD AS DONEGAL GARDAÍ IN MASSIVE DRUGS BUST was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:Ballybofeycannabisdrugsgarda raidlast_img read more

DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS

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first_imgA warm day in Annagry. Pic Danny O’DonnellAnnagry Community News100+ DRAWThe next 100+ Draw will take place on Wednesday June 25th. All ticket sellers are asked to have their subs with the co-ordinator before Sunday June 22nd as agreed by the committee, so the draw can take place on the June 25th. OLD RAILWAY WALKCome along to St Columbas Community Centre, Acres, Burtonport and register from 9.15 to join us as we celebrate the approach of the longest day of the year with our annual Summer’s Evening Walk on The Old Railway on Friday 20th June @10. Experience the Railway walk and its nocturnal sounds as you haven’t seen or heard it before. On our return we are planning a short session of music to add to the atmosphere as we enjoy a nice cup of tea and a biscuit before bedtime. We are looking forward to seeing you all. The cost of this event is €5 per person or €10 per family. Everyone is welcome.LOTTO The numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on June 11thwere 4-6-8-13. There was no winner of the €1160 jackpot. Catherine Cork Bonner Rannyhual, Mary Bonner Rannyhual and Andrew Boyle Belcruit Mountain matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on June 18th is €1220. If you’re not in, you can’t win!CEMETERY MASSThe Annual Cemetery Mass and Blessing of the Graves will be held at the New Cemetery Meendernasloe on Friday July 25th at7.30pm and at the Old Cemetery Annagry on Sunday July 27th at 3pm.TEA PARTYA tea Party in aid of Laura Boyle’s Charity Skydive will be held in Neddie’s Bar Mullaghduff on Saturday June 22nd from 12am. All monies raised at this event and the parachute jumps at Carrickfinn in August will go to Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin, Simon, an various other charities. Thank you for your support.OLD RAILWAY BURTONPORT A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent scrap metal collection fundraiser. We raised a grand total of €510all of which is greatly appreciated as development and maintenance of this beautiful walk is ongoing. Current additional projects which are underway include: 1.The development of map boards which will be placed at the community centre and at both the start and end of the walk and replacement signage which will correspond with the uniform signage required to become part of the national trails group of walks; 2.The development of information leaflets which will inform the walker of the various options of distances and routes to take whilst incorporating the railway walk. We would like to thank Shaun Crean for taking on this job; 3. The replacement of the large stones with removable bollards and erecting fencing along steep embankments which will help promote safety for the walker and protection for the path.PEIL NA MBANThe U12 girls were at a blitz at An Tearmainn at The Burn Road on Saturday last. Thanks to An Tearmainn for a well run blitz and the ladies who provided refreshments for the teams and parents. Feature of the day was an A&B Matches, featuring a Gaeltacht Alliance Naomh Muire/Gaoth Dobhair V An Tearmainn and the winner here was certainly the Gaeltacht with Gaelic been the predominant language from all three teams in these games. Maith sibh.GAA TRAINING Peil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays.PEIL NA MBAN GAMESThe U14 County semi-final between Naomh Muire and Milford has been set for June 24th with the venue and time to be confirmed. The senior ladies will play Glenswilly on Saturday June 21st at the Banks.GOOD LUCKThe Best of luck to Jade & Robbie O’Donnell on Sunday June 22nd who will be on duty with the County ladies team who play Armagh in the Ulster Semi-final in Lisnaskea Co.Fermanagh at 5pm. Supporters on your way back from Clones, drop in an support the ladies on their quest to get to the Ulster final and hopefully a treble of wins for Donegal on Sunday.ROAD SIGNAGEA new signage board is to be erected at the junction of the Calhame/Carrickfin County road and the access road to Donegal Airport. The sign is been prepared by the Donegal County Council Road Design Section and it is hoped to have this sign erected soonCHURCH GATE COLLECTIONThe Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney Association wish to thank those who subscribed to Donor Week Emblems and the recent Church Gate collection in Annagry. The total amount collected was €810WATER SAFETYIrish Water Safety will carry out both Swimming Lessons and Safety & Rescue training in the Keadue and Cruit Island areas as usual this summer. Dates have been confirmed as follows: Week one begins on Monday July 14th and the second week on Monday August 11th. Children may attend lessons for both weeks or choose the week which suits them best. Swim lessons will be held at the block yard beach in Keadue from 10am each morning and are suitable for children aged from around four years upwards. Registration will take place from 9.30pm on both Monday mornings. Safety and rescue training will take place at the bridge at the entrance of Cruit Island from 1pm, and is suitable for children over twelve years of age who are competent swimmers. Registration will take place at the bridge from 1pm. The cost per child for weekly sessions is €30.DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:AnnagryCommunity newslast_img read more