LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO – Shawn Porter looks on against Andre Berto during their WBC welterweight eliminator bout at the Barclays Center on April 22, 2017 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPFormer champion Shawn Porter defeated Danny Garcia by unanimous decision late Saturday to win the vacant World Boxing Council welterweight title. The 30-year-old American won on all three judges scorecards as he threw more punches overall, but Garcia made it razor close by landing a higher percentage of punches at the Barclays Center arena in New York. ADVERTISEMENT Porter bulled his way through the fight, coming straight ahead and smothering Garcia with jabs and body shots to improve his record to 35-1 with 20 KOs in front of the crowd of 13,000.“He tried to out hustle me mostly at the end of the rounds. His hustle game was up tonight. I did my best to fight from the outside and the inside,” said Porter. Garcia made his made his mark in the division with brilliant counterpunching skills, but he also had his left hook working well against the fellow American as the two traded rounds throughout most of the fight. Garcia suffered just the third loss of his career to go with 28 victories.“I thought I won this fight,” said Garcia.ADVERTISEMENT 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 award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown It turned out to be a terrific 12-round, 147-pound slugfest as two judges had it 115-113 while the other scored it 116-112. The judges agreed on only four rounds.Porter solidified his position as being one of the best welterweights in boxing’s deepest division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“This title means a lot to me,” said Porter. “It means a lot to the history and I wanted to be part of that.”He is hoping this victory lands him a chance to avenge a loss to unbeaten Keith Thurman, or a unification fight with Errol Spence. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Dubious draw denies Nietes fourth division title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Porter beat Devon Alexander in 2013 for the International Boxing Federation welterweight title and defended that crown twice before losing it by majority decision to Britain’s Kell Brook in 2014.Garcia beat Mexico’s Erik Morales for the WBC super-lightweight crown in March 2012 and took the World Boxing Association version of the crown from Britain’s Amir Khan four months later. He spent two years ruling the division before moving up in weight.In 2016, he beat Robert Guerrero for the WBC welterweight crown but lost it last year to Thurman in a split decision at Barclays Center. Garcia last fought in February, stopping Brandon Rios.Thurman needed right elbow surgery after beating Garcia, and suffered a bruised left hand last March in training for his next fight. He vacated the WBC crown in April, setting the stage for Garcia to face Porter with the winner a possible next foe for Thurman, 28-0 with 22 knockouts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
In 1995 George Weah became the first – and to date only – African to win the highest individual award there is in world football: The Ballon d’Or. In an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, the Liberian icon looks back at his remarkable career.Whenever football fans name the best players never to have played at the World Cup finals, Weah is one of the first to be mentioned. Although the big striker played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe (Monaco, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea), he had the ‘misfortune’ of being born in Liberia – a country without a strong football pedigree. Weah sees it very differently.“I am very proud to be Liberian. I love the country and I love the people,” he insisted. “Of course I would have liked to have played at the World Cup, but I achieved so much in my career as a footballer that I can’t have any complaints. The only thing that is disappointing is that so many other Lone Star players never got to play at the World Cup and did not have the personal success I had.”After winning the Liberian league with Mighty Barrolle and Invincible Eleven, Weah had a short stint in Cameroon, before joining AS Monaco in 1988. At the time the French club was coached by Arsene Wenger. It was the start of a relationship that has lasted to this day, and when Weah won the World Player award he called Wenger onto the stage and gave him the award, saying he deserved it more than he did. It was the mark of a footballer who, despite winning just about every individual award there is, has always put the team’s interests before his own. That famously even went to financially assisting his cash-strapped country for some of their World Cup qualifying matches.After playing at Monaco for four seasons, he joined PSG and stayed with them until 1995, which was the pinnacle of his career. Although his club did not win the French Ligue 1 title, they won the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue, and Weah picked up a slew of individual honors including the African Footballer of the Year, Champions League top scorer, European footballer of the Year and of course the two global awards existing at the time: the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award.“Of course I would have liked to have played at the World Cup, but I achieved so much in my career as a footballer that I can’t have any complaints.“When I started out, my dream was to play professional football,” Weah reflected. “That was my dream. I did not dream of winning the Ballon d’Or or FIFA Player of the Year award. I wanted to play professionally and achieve as much as I could.“It was really about the love for the game. But then of course winning the awards was very special. I think it was recognition for all the work that I put in during my career. And I was particularly proud because I think it was important for my country. They celebrated with me and it put Liberia on the map,” he said.After his success in 1995, Weah moved to AC Milan, where he won two Scudettos and scored what is often considered one of the great individual goals of all time in 1996 against Verona. He added the FA Cup in England with Chelsea as he wound down his football career at the turn of the century and retired in 2003.A new careerAlready a leader and legend in his country, Weah turned to politics after hanging up his boots. In December 2014, he won election for a place on the Liberian Senate – becoming the first sportsman elected to the legislature in the African country. Asked if it was easier scoring goals than running a country, Weah laughs. “Whatever you do in life, you have to do it with commitment and perseverance.“That was my approach on the football field and that is my approach now in politics. I am committed to helping my people and my country, just as much as I was committed to helping my team when I was a player.”Although no longer in active football, Weah remains connected to the sport and the Liberian national team. Several of the players who played with Weah in the Lone Stars when they came within one point of qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup are now coaching the country’s various national teams and Weah often meets with them.“I will always be involved in sport, and I am the chair of the Sports Commission. Sport is so important to people. It can help people. I am where I am today because of football, and if I can give back something to the people of Liberia, then I want to do that,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Satiricus was smiling all the way to the Back Street Bar. He and the fellas had looked at the Mash Float Parade on TV this year at their individual homes, and he knew they would be comparing notes. In previous years, they’d all taken their families to look at the jump up and wining, but this year the wives had drawn a line: There were too many robberies taking place, and they weren’t going to take any chances in the hyena’s den!“Budday, wha’ yuh tink?” called out Cappo to Satiricus as he spied him coming. “Abee prappa gat nuff big skin ‘oman, na?”“Me hope yuh notice none a dem na cane-cutta wife,” butted in Bungi. “Dem tu’n prappa maaga since dem husban’ get knack aff.”“Bungi, why you have to look at the glass half-empty again?” complained Satiricus. “We are just celebrating the birth of our Republic, man! Loosen up, nuh!”“But Bungi has a point, Sato,” said Hari as he sipped his beer slowly. “What do we really have to celebrate this year?”“Budday, we became a Republic!” said Satiricus exasperatedly. “What else do you want?”“Yes Hari,” smirked Cappo. “Abee gat plenty big skin ‘oman apart fram cane cutta wife! Wha’ mo yuh want de Republic gat?”“Me want de Republic get jab fuh all dem cane-cuttah de guvment fyaah,” said Bungi doggedly as he disagreed with his friend for once.“Bungi, jobs will come,” said Satiricus with certainty. “We found oil, you know!”“Oil? Oil?” interjected Cappo who stopped skinning his teeth. “Venezuela gat mo ile dan anybaddy in de worl’, an’ all dem big skin ‘oman get fine, fine!!”“That’s what I’m trying to say, fellas,” said Hari patiently. “Venezuela was the first Republic in South America! What has it done for them?”“Dem a come heah in Guyana fuh look fuh jab!” said Bungi triumphantly. “Yuh t’ink dem a flounce about like dem head na good?”“Dem na flounce about beca’se dem na gat any mo big skin ‘oman!” said Cappo triumphantly. “Dem tu’n maaga like abee cane cuttah wife!”Satiricus gave up and started to sip his beer.
WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? I designed one of the grips for myself, and I liked the results so much, I had a hunch that other golfers would also want one. When I showed my neighbor and he wanted one, that validated my concept and I immediately got busy developing the plan and launching the business. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I originally wanted a golf towel that featured the Sinclair tartan to pay tribute to my mom’s heritage. There were many towels with plaid patterns, none with the specific Sinclair design. I already used a C-Thru putter grip with the Pepperdine Waves logo, so I contacted them to investigate creating a custom design featuring the Sinclair Tartan. I was so pleased with the outcome, I became an authorized distributor for C-Thru Grips and developed my own custom tartan-based designs. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Two-and-a-half months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Built the first generation of the Web site and shopping cart, got my reseller sales tax and business licenses, learned Web development and began marketing the site. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? About $2,000 from savings. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? My Pepperdine MBA, my CPA for tax and tactical business formation advice and my wife for design decisions. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The amount of time it would take to develop and maintain the Web site and shopping cart. I’d never done any Web development. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? Conservative estimate is $10,000-$12,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To expand the product line to include the “Solid Impact” line of solid colors and custom text, to increase awareness by advertising at Scottish Highland Games and Celtic festivals, to launch a business-to-business initiative to Scottish-themed golf facilities and other businesses and to expand the product offerings to include golf accessories and other tartan-themed merchandise. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: TartanGolfGrips.com BUSINESS ADDRESS: PO Box 3484, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359 PHONE: (805) 630-7977 E-MAIL: TartanGolfGripsDotCom@gmail.com OWNER: Scott Tesar ESTABLISHED: March 2006 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: TartanGolfGrips.com is an online retailer of specialized golf grips from C-Thru Golf Grips, featuring tartan designs with custom, personalized text. As an authorized distributor for C-Thru Grips, I develop “Artans,” which are Scottish, Irish and Universal tartan designs under putter and full-swing golf grips that feature personalized, custom text. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes
The friendly was played at the Estadio Monumental, which hosted the 1978 World Cup final, and finished in a 3-3 draw.The Thai youngsters, accompanied by the coach who took them on their trip to the Thuam Luang cave complex on June 23, were given a guard of honour by their Argentinian counterparts as they took to the pitch.“It’s really a spectacular moment because these boys have lived really terrible moments,” said River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio.“This is the power of football and sport, we can make the people more happy.”The plight of the Thai boys attracted global media coverage and an international rescue effort as they remained trapped in the caves until July 10, and claimed the life of a rescue diver, former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Kuman.“The kids are very happy to be here, very excited,” said the head of the Thai delegation Werachon Sukondhapatipak.“During the rescue operation many people from around the world came to Thailand to collaborate in order to save them … They feel they owe everyone around the world.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Wild Boars football team attended Saturday’s opening ceremony for the Youth Olympics © OIS/IOC/AFP / Jonathan NACKSTRANDBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Oct 7 – The players of the Thai junior football team who were rescued after being trapped in a cave for more than two weeks were invited to the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and played at River Plate on Sunday.The Wild Boars team, aged between 11 and 16, arrived in the city on Friday and attended the opening ceremony of the Games the following day, before playing for an hour with the youth team of Argentinian giants River Plate.
Bolton boss Neil Lennon is set to swoop for Numancia forward Sergi Enrich, according to reports in Spain.Spanish football website Fichajes.com suggests Enrich, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is a main target for the Wanderers chief as he looks to strengthen his attacking options over the summer.The 25-year-old has scored 15 goals in 34 games in the Spanish second tier this season, and he was also prolific at the start of his career at Mallorca B – notching 30 goals in 83 appearances.With the likely departure of Jermaine Beckford, who has been on loan at Preston North End, and Adam le Fondre heading back to Cardiff City following his loan spell, Bolton are somewhat lacking in strikers – with just two forwards set to be on their books on June 1.Despite the possible one-year extensions to Emile Heskey and Eidur Gudjohnsen’s deals, Lennon has been scouting Spain for further firepower and it seems Enrich may be the answer. 1 Sergi Enrich (red) in action for Real Mallorca
HIGHLAND RADIO’S John Breslin admits that most people think he has the cushiest number in the world.Tell a couple of funny gags from the morning papers, spin a few discs between 7 and 10am and the rest of the day is his.But the truth is that the Peter Pan of Donegal’s most-popular radio station has more jobs than the IDA. Because when the father-of-three stops releasing those little light-hearted bubbles of information over the airwaves and hand’s over the microphone to Shaun Doherty, his day is only just beginning.“I only wish I finished at 10am. A lot of people do think that. But they’re obviously not the same people that get telephone calls from me to check their adverts if they have a business.“I do sales for the Letterkenny area for the station and that’s a very busy number. And although some people might think I just make it up as I go along, a little bit of work has to be done preparing the next day’s show,” he admits.John started life as a chef having trained in Killybegs Catering College and served his time in the kitchen of the supertrawler the Veronica. But he was soon making his own waves after a stint with pirate station KTOK.John struck up a relationship with a certain Charlie Collins who invited him on board the good ship Highland radio in 1992 – and the rest is history.John initially filled in for everybody and anybody including Heather Patterson and Ashley Martin before making the Breakfast Show his own a couple of years later.John, 44, says he doesn’t have any big secret as to why the show is so popular apart from the fact that people like his easy-listening style.“I try not to bombard people with too much too early in the morning. I like the fact that I can choose the music and people have responded quite well to that. “It’s light-hearted and it’s fun and I throw in some different bits of information I might have picked up that morning. Yeah it seems to work well,” he says in a very casual John Breslin style.He does admit however that he appreciates the pressure that is on his shoulders especially in the current cold snap when thousands of parents and pupils listen to see if their school is closed or open for classes.“I used not to think about it but now I do. A lot of people are depending on me breaking the news to them and it’s a big responsibility to have in a community,” he says.When he does get some spare time, John is one of the first names down on the Highland Radio football team and loves nothing better than some down time with the family – wife Sinead Bradley and the couple’s three daughters Keira, 5, Aoife, 4 and Sarah, 2. John says he’s more than comfortable having fronted the Breakfast Show for almost 18 years.But not even two decades rising at 5.45am each weekday morning will ever help him forget his most embarrassing moment live on air.“It has to be the time I was talking about Bob Geldof. I meant to say he was the man who masterminded Live Aid but of course I said he was the man who masturbated Life Aid. I just had to carry on as if nothing had happened and then die later,” he admits.So the next time you hear Breslin slipping on the latest CD from the past or telling the story about the world’s biggest cat, think about all the hard work that has gone into it.And remember that he’s not heading back to bed at 10.30am…..or so he says!EndsDONEGAL’S REAL BREAKFAST ROLL MAN! was last modified: December 21st, 2010 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)
AUTUMN GARDENINGRaphoe Family Resource Centre is hoping to run an autumn gardening course at the start of November. If you would like to participate in this course please contact us on 074 91 45796. IRISH LANGUAGE CLASSESThe Family Resource Centre has been approached by a number of parents interested in being able to help their children with Irish homework. As always classes can only be run subject to sufficient numbers. If interested please contact 074 9145796. SUPPORT GROUPA support group for parents or carers will be held in Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 7pm every second Tuesday of the month. This is an informal support group for parents or guardians of a child with delayed communication, learning skills, autistic spectrum disorders or behavior difficulties.HEALTHY WALKSFollowing the success of our walking group on Thursday mornings, thanks to Joe Porter we are also starting walks on Thursday nights, meeting here in the Centre at 7.15pm. If anyone is interested in coming along, please do. Walks take place at 9.30am and at 7.15pm.RAPHOE COMMUNITY IN ACTION AGMRaphoe Community in Action are holding the AGM on the 15th October at 8pm in the Volt House, Raphoe.AUTUMN SALE & AUCTIONAutumn Sale & Auction will be held in Carnone Hall on Wednesday 17th October commencing at 7.30pm. Stalls include cakes, farm produce, books, toys and clothing. Teas are available. Everyone welcome PARENTS PLUS PROGRAMME EARLY YEARS 0-6 year oldsSpringboard Family Support Project are running an eight week Parents Plus Programme- A Practical & Positive guide to parenting Children. Topics include being a responsive parent, encouraging and supporting Children, promoting children’s language and development, helping children concentrate and learn building co-operation in young children, managing tantrums, misbehavior and problems. To book a place on our forthcoming autumn programme, contact Springboard office on 074 9173918, date to be confirmed, Time 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m., Venue Springboard, Castlegrove Raphoe. (Childcare & travel can also be provided)TRAINING FOR TRANSFORMATIONIn 1999 the Family Resource Centre (then Raphoe Youth & Community Project) brought the Training for Transformation Programme to Raphoe. At that time 20 community leaders/activists participated in the training over several months. Training for Transformation is built on the idea of building a “temporary learning community”, and by doing so, learning the tools of building a sense of community in our own places built on three distinct realities; that everyone feels a sense of being safe and accepted, that everyone feels they are important, significant and has a part to play, that everyone feels a common bond, a sense of solidarity. Training for Transformation is ideal for developing leadership capacity at grassroots level, creating and deepening a sense of community among diverse groups, particularly those with a history of conflict, and developing skills for community building by experience, a process that is inclusive, participative and built around fostering human relationships.Partners, the community education agency working in Ireland for over 25 years and who delivered the programme in Raphoe in 1999 is now keen to return to Raphoe and East Donegal to run the Programme again and are in the process of drafting an application to the Department of Foreign Affairs. To support that application Partners are keen to base the application on the needs of groups around East Donegal, and will visit the area shortly to hear first hand the needs of local organisations.In the meantime, if you are interested in participating in the training please contact Tony on 074 9145796.JIVING WITH JOANCome and have a night’s craic with Joan, no experience necessary, no partner necessary. Admission is €5.00 every Tuesday night in the Volt House Hall from 8.30 – 10.30 p.m.DIABETES INFORMATION AND AWARENESS EVENINGDiabetes Ireland Donegal Branch invites you to an Information and Awareness evening at Maggie’s Tavern, Carrickmore, St Johnston on Friday 19th October at 8.30pm. All welcome.AFTERNOON TEA PARTYAnne Kelly sincerely thanks all those who bought tickets for ‘Afternoon Tea Party’ in St Mary’s Hall, Convoy on Sunday 21st October. Apologies all tickets are sold and the event is ticket only. Lines are still on sale at €2 each or 3 for €5, prizes include 2 nights B&B Glens Hotel, Cushendall, Co. Antrim, Hampers, Vouchers etc. Thank you.RUNNING GROUPThe new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm. This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.CHRISTMAS SHOPPING BREAK TO BELFASTChristmas shopping break to Belfast- Friday 30th November/ Saturday 1st December 2012. C/o Mrs Harriet Kilpatrick Volt House, Raphoe (074 91 73966). Booking forms are available at Reception in the Volt House.Price: £75.00 per head sharing, a supplement of £20.00 extra for anyone wanting a single room. Includes overnight stay in Jury’s Hotel – breakfast included.Leaving Raphoe at 8am Friday 30th November/ leaving Belfast at 5pm on Saturday 1st December. You will have the opportunity to visit the Christmas Continental Markets as well as the City Centre shops and Victoria Square. On Saturday, there will also be an opportunity to shop at the Boucher Road Retail Park, shops include: Next, River Island, New Look etc.Please note that a deposit of £35.00 is required per person. NB If for any reason you cancel, your deposit will not be refunded for this trip. Thank You.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBOn Saturday last club boxers Oran Devine and Charles McDonagh were entered in the Ulster 9 counties Novice Championships in Toome, Co. Antrim and Oran who is Donegal Novice Champion turned in a very explosive display when he stopped his opponent Ciaran Vincent from Antrim B.C midway through round 1 and on Tuesday night also in Toome, Oran came up against Aaron McGuckin, St John B.C, Co. Derry whilst Charles was paired with Josh Brennan, Immaculata B.C, Strabane, and Oran booked his place in the semi-final on Thursday with a fine points win over the Co. Derry boxer, and Charlie will now face Cal O’Brien, Two Castles B.C on Thursday night and Oran comes up against Eddie McDonagh, Omagh and everyone at the club extend best wishes for every success to both boxers.The boxers and officials of the Raphoe boxing club would like to extend a very sincere thanks to local councilor and Mayor of Donegal Frank McBrearty for his very generous donation from his very generous donation from his County Council Fund towards the local boxing club.The Donegal Open boxing championships will take place on Sunday 14th October in Letterkenny and Raphoe boxers Charlie McDonagh, Oran Devine, Finbar Allen, Patrick Friel, Danny Duggan, Denis Lafferty, John Sweeney, Ryan McCullagh and Michael O’Hara will all be in action at these championships.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.RE-CYCLING OF CANS AND GLASS IN RAPHOEDonegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You.THE WEDDING OF RUTH MAGEE AND PHILIP SIMPSONThe sun shone for the beautiful wedding on Saturday 6th October in the Parish Church, Castle Archdale, Co. Fermanagh of Ruth Magee, youngest daughter of Addie and Kathleen Magee, Ashfield House, Raphoe and Philip Simpson, youngest son of Robert and Sadie Simpson, Richill Road, Derry. The bride was attended by her bridesmaids Joy McKinstry friend of the bride and Jill Keates, sister of the groom, while junior bridesmaids were Abbie McKnight and Katelyn Russell, nieces of the bride. Bestman was Billy Sproule and groomsman was William McKean both friends of the groom. Flower girl was Emily Simpson, niece of the groom and page boy was Will Coffey, nephew of the bride. Readers at the church were David McElrea, friend of the groom and TJ Leeper, nephew of the bride and ushers for the day were William Magee, brother of the bride and Marshall Simpson brother of the groom. The reception was held at Lusty Beg Island and the happy couple will spend their honeymoon in New Zealand.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.RE-CYCLING OF CANS AND GLASS IN RAPHOEDonegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You.Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Lisa at email@example.com Thank You.Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org every Thursday to meet the print deadline.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: October 12th, 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:RAPHOE LOCAL NOTES
Joey the parrot before he made his dash for freedom!The owner of a parrot who fled to freedom is hoping he will talk his way back to the safety of his home.Five year old African Grey parrot Joey managed to open his own cage at his home in Letterkenny and flew to freedom.But heartbroken owner Graham Russell is hopeful his beloved bird can talk his way back to his home in Carnamuggah at Mountain Top. Graham revealed that Joey can hold a full conversation and hopes someone will hear him out chatting in the wild.“He is a very clever bird. Not only can he repeat and hold conversations but he also speaks in accents.“I lived in Cork so he can do a Cork accent but he also mimics my Donegal accent.“If he hears people talking he will mimic then and I’m hoping he can be found,” saidGraham. Joey went missing on Saturday night last when he opened his own cage and flew to freedom.Owner Graham had previously had he bird’s wings clipped and was as shocked as anyone when Joey ok flight.“I though he would only skirt along the ground but I was shocked when he took to the sky. He was gone in seconds. I’m heartbroken. That bird is like a child to me,” he said.Graham and friends hav ben out calling for Joey all weekend but to no avail.The heartbroken bird-lover said he now fears the worst. “We have been everywhere calling out to him but we have heard nothing. He can look after himself and can be quite aggressive so I don’t think other birds like crows would bother him too much.“The problem he’ll have is food. He’ll eat away at the bark of trees but that will only last him up to four days or so.“After that he could starve,” admitted Graham.Joey’s favourite sayings are “Hello Joey’ and “Get out of that.’ Graham says that if anybody comes across his beloved bird they can chat to him and can pick him up as he is very friendly.“I paid €700 for him but he’s worth a lot more than that because he can chat so much. But I don’t care about the money.“He’s priceless to me because I have him so long and I just love him as a pet,” he added.SEARCH ON AS JOEY THE TALKING PARROT MAKES FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM! was last modified: September 7th, 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:birdFreedomletterkennyparro
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