LBS/MICAT, Ministry of State in Grand Finals

first_imgDefending football champions, LBS/MICAT Falcons have progressed to the grand finals of the 2016 Intra-Governmental tournament, with a convincing 4-0 defeat over Ministry of Justice yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.LBS/MICAT got the opener in the 3rd minute, courtesy of Abel Netta.The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), Lenn Eugene Nagbe increased the tally in the 58th through a thundered shot.MICAT Comptroller, popularly known as striker Hilary, scored a brace in the 59th and 68th minutes to send the Justice team out of the tournament.In the football’s last derby, the Ministry of State narrowly and miserably dragged the host – Ministry of Youth and Sports – with former Liberia’s celebrated stars, James Salinsa Debbah, Kelvin Sebwe, Joe Nagbe and George Gebro playing.The Youth and Sports Ministry bowed 1-0 owing to an 11th minute strike from Cyrenius Forkay.However, a report said the Ministry (the host and organizer) filed a protest against the Ministry of State for fielding an illegal player.Earlier in the kickball edition, defending kickball champions, Judiciary convincingly whipped LIBTELCO 22 – 6 points, while the Legislature bowed to NASSCORP 9 – 4 points.Report also said the Legislature filed a protest against NASSCORP for allegedly fielding illegal players.According to the fixture, the 3rd place battles, including the grand finals would be played beginning at 12:00 noon.It means that defending football champions LBS/MICAT will host the Ministry of State (if she wins the protest) as well as reigning kickball champs Judiciary will play NASSCORP (if she also wins the protest).For the third place, the Legislature will play LIBTELCO in kickball, while the Youth and Sports Ministry meets Justice Ministry.Meanwhile, LBS/MICAT Falcons whipped the Legislature 3-0; Ministry of Justice whacked LACE 2-1 and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the host, whacked NASSCORP 2-1. The Ministry of State took a bye to the semi-finals.In the kickball version LIBTELCO convincingly whipped the General Auditing Commission (GAC) 12-3 points, and Judiciary pinned NPA Anchors kickball team 5-2 points, with a narrow defeat over NASSCORP 3-2 points, but lost the protest for fielding an illegal player. And the Legislature’s kickball team also took a bye to the semi-finals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BUSINESS PROFILE: BRENDAN McGLYNN

first_imgDonegalDaily:What is your career and what do you do?Brendan: Estate Agent and owner of the ‘The Quiet Moment’ TearoomsDonegalDaily: Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid? Brendan: I was an office clerk in ‘Kelly’s Mills’ – £29.00 per weekDonegalDaily: What was your first success in business?Brendan: Opening my own Insurance & Auctioneer’s business in 1988.DonegalDaily: Name the one local or international business person you look up to? Brendan: Michael O’Leary (I admire his confidence and self-belief)DonegalDaily: What has been your biggest mistake in business?Brendan: Didn’t prepare adequately for the ‘rainy days’!DonegalDaily: What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given?Brendan: John Devine once said to me – “It’s only dear the day you buy it”  referring to (Property) DonegalDaily: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today?Brendan: Be positive – you can learn a lot from recessionary timesDonegalDaily: What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why?Brendan: My mobile – It’s good to keep in touch DonegalDaily: What item can you not do without?Brendan: Car keysDonegalDaily: What item would you prefer to do without?Brendan: Credit cards!DonegalDaily: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Brendan: Swimming at least four nights per week in the Mount errigal Leisure CentreDonegalDaily: When will you retire?Brendan: Hopefully never!DonegalDaily: What’s your tip to surviving the recession? –Brendan: Stay positive and try to take each day as it comesDonegalDaily: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Brendan: Reduce PRSI & VAT across the board.* Interview by Greg HarkinBUSINESS PROFILE: BRENDAN McGLYNN was last modified: December 3rd, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

HOTEL LAUNCHES ‘IMF SPECIAL’!

first_imgTWO of Donegal’s most famous hotels are taking the financial crisis in their stride – by launching an ‘IMF’ special rate.The offer with a recession-busting twist is on offer over the next few days at The Abbey Hotel and The Central Hotel in Donegal Town.The hotels are offering two nights bed and breakfast for just 40 euro per person sharing. They are also offering dinner for an extra 20 euro.The stay offer also includes use of the hotel’s gym, sauna and swimming pool!More details are available at www.abbeyhoteldonegal.com.HOTEL LAUNCHES ‘IMF SPECIAL’! was last modified: December 1st, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL ANCESTRY CENTRE FORCED TO CLOSE

first_imgThe Donegal Ancestry Centre in Ramelton has closed with the loss of three full-time and 20 part-time jobs.The centre, based at a 19th century warehouse at The Quay in the picture-postcard town, is understood to have been struggling to keep its doors open lately.The centre helped people from around the world to trace their roots back to County Donegal . Donegal Ancestry Ltd was formed in 1992 following a demand by people overseas looking for help to trace their ancestry.The centre was supported through grant-aid form Donegal County Council and other public bodies.Local county councillor Ian McGarvey described the closure of the centre as a great shame.Ends DONEGAL ANCESTRY CENTRE FORCED TO CLOSE was last modified: January 7th, 2011 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)last_img read more

CLOSING DATE APPROACHES FOR COUNTY ENTERPRISE BOARD AWARDS

first_imgTHE Donegal County Enterprise Board is encouraging businesses to enter this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Awards – with under two weeks until nominations close.The awards are aimed at small and micro businesses and there are a number of award categories, including innovation, business growth, business achievement, export, new business start-up and business of the year.Each year an overall county award is made to one of the finalists, and this company goes on to represent Donegal in the National Enterprise Awards. “The awards acknowledge the talent and determination of small businesses in the county. Despite the tough economic conditions, local businesses are continuing to succeed and innovate. The awards are a great way to publicise your business and get recognition for you and your staff,” says enterprise board chief executive Michael Tunney.The winner of the business of the year award for 2010 was Malachi Eastwood of Letterkenny-based Gartan Technologies, which produces software systems for fire and rescue services.“Winning the award was a positive endorsement and vindication of our work,” he said.“Being able to tell prospective customers and the wider market that we were recognised in this way helped us win contracts.” The closing date for this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Awards 2011 is 31 January.To nominate your company, contact Celine Carroll at Donegal County Enterprise Board on 074 9160735 or email ccarroll@donegalenterprise.ie.CLOSING DATE APPROACHES FOR COUNTY ENTERPRISE BOARD AWARDS was last modified: January 19th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL CENTRE OFFERING ‘ANTI-VALENTINE’ WEEKEND!

first_imgWHILE most people are looking forward to a romantic Valentine’s weekend next week, one Donegal business is making sure singletons are looked after – on an Anti-Valentine break!The Donegal Adventure Centre will be offering a welcome alternative to the couples packages that tend to dominate this weekend.The centre is inviting all single people, with no ‘significant other’ to join them in Bundoran for a great weekend of fun, activity and craic with other singles. The fun begins next Friday evening for check-in and some friendly meet & greet with other arrivals, and on to The Chasin’ Bull pub for some anti-valentines craic, games and pints!On Saturday the day starts with a fun session of rope climbing – followed by an afternoon surfing!Said a spokesman: “It’s a world away from the Valentine’s theme.“The emphasis is on enjoying yourself with your friends, and other people who are not wrapped up in hearts and flowers for the weekend. “On Saturday night, we all meet up in the rock hostel for a glass of wine, and then move on to The Chasin Bull for some live music, more craic and somewhere safe from the dreaded Valentine couple.”And the cost of this weekend, including 2 nights B&B and two activities, all of the above: 99 euro per person sharing.There is limited availability of twin/double rooms, and then rooms are 4-6 bed sharing. Groups of singles welcome, and single individuals very welcome. Dorms offered will be female only and male only sharing. For further information click www.donegaladventurecentre.net or call 071 98 42418.DONEGAL CENTRE OFFERING ‘ANTI-VALENTINE’ WEEKEND! was last modified: February 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

ENDA-OF A GREAT COMPETITION FOR SHARP DESIGN!

first_imgIT’S not often that Arena 7 boss Enda Nicholls is lost for words.But the big Letterkenny man was left speechless after winning a €10,000 package from Sharp design to celebrate 20 years in business.After finally managing to compose himself, Enda did string a few words together and said his prize will go a long way towards expanding his business. “We at Arena 7 are absolutely delighted to have won this exclusive business package of offline & online marketing materials and marketing advice from the Sharp Design team.“The prize its self is great but when it comes from a top class company like Sharp Design, it’s even better.“We appreciate the value and importance that good marketing plays in our business and now we have €10000 worth of it to avail of and all from a very professional and sharp team.“This gives us an opportunity to freshen our approach in marketing terms and with the guidance of Hugh, Grace Ann and all at Sharp Design, we know it will be a success. “Sharp have been a positive influence on Arena7’s success in the past and we can’t wait to get to work on even more successful campaigns. We at Arena7 would like to thank the Sharp Design team for this incredible prize”Sharp Design & team would like to thank everyone of their customers who entered the draw and want everyone to stay in touch for the 21st Birthday celebrations!EndsENDA-OF A GREAT COMPETITION FOR SHARP DESIGN! was last modified: March 28th, 2011 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:Arena 7business awardsharp designlast_img read more

DELIGHT AS 30 JOBS SAVED AT O’DONNELL’S BAKERY AFTER EXPERT NEGOTIATES SALE

first_imgMark Kelly and Andrew McElhinney believe they have the right ingredients to make O’Donnell’s a successful business. O’Donnell’s award-winning bakery in Laghey went into liquidation in January with fears over jobs. Mr Kelly, a baker with O’Donnells before it went into liquidation added: “We are looking forward to the challenges ahead. It is a competitive market but I am confident that our breads speak for themselves. Once people taste the quality of O’Donnells range of products, they always come back for more.”The move means the O’Donnell name will remain on a wide range of quality bread products.O’Donnell’s Bakery, a family-owned enterprise, has been operating in South Donegal since 1969. In 2005, brothers Charlie and Eamonn took over the operation from their father and uncles and moved it from its original home in Ballyshannon to a purpose-built premises in Laghey. DELIGHT AS 30 JOBS SAVED AT O’DONNELL’S BAKERY AFTER EXPERT NEGOTIATES SALE was last modified: April 3rd, 2011 by gregShare 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:AccountantBallyshannonLagheyO’Donnells BakeryPatrick McDermott “It shows that with will and determination, positive outcomes can be achieved in many of these cases,” said Mr McDermott. “As an insolvency practictioner I always face various problems when a business is in trouble, and it is always preferable if a business can be sold on as a going concern.“Thankfully that was the case in relation to O’Donnells. “I want to wish Andrew and Mark well in their new venture. It is good news for Laghey and for the people of Donegal.” However a former employee of the old company Mark Kelly and bread agent Andrew McElhinney have come together to buy the business.The announcement secures 15 full and part-time positions at the bakery and 15 bread agents in the county.Patrick McDermott, the Letterkenny-based accountant who specialises in insolvency work and business recovery, said he was delighted that O’Donnells Bakery had been saved. Mr McElhinney, a bread agent, said: “We are delighted to be the new owners of O’Donnells. It is a great bakery with a great deal of heritage and we will continue to use the fantastic family recipes handed down over the years. “And of course we will continue to bake O’Donnells award-winning breads for customers both here in Donegal and elsewhere.” New bakery owners Andrew McElhinney and Mark KellyTHIRTY JOBS have been secured at a County Donegal bakery, one of the county’s leading insolvency practictioners announced today.last_img read more

UPDATED: REDCASTLE HOTEL GETS NEW OWNERS, PREVIOUS COMPANY IN LIQUIDATION

first_imgTHE REDCASTLE hotel has new owners, the manager revealed today.Management at the Redcastle Hotel have confirmed that the limited company which operated the hotel until March 22nd has gone into liquidation.However new owners took over the premises two weeks ago and jobs are safe, said general manager Ian Wynne. In fact, the hotel, which was taken over by Pisana Developments Ltd, is actually looking for new staff!Manager of the hotel Ian Wynne said: “We are pleased to announce that Pisana Developments Limited (a Harcourt Developments company) have been operating the Redcastle Hotel (formerly known as Carlton Redcastle Hotel), Moville, Donegal since Tuesday 22nd March 2011 following the termination of the management contract with Carlton Redcastle Hotel Ltd.“The Carlton Group ceased their management of the hotel on that date and since then the operation of the Hotel, Golf & Spa has been directly with the existing management team and hotel owners.“Pisana have been happy to take on the employment of all current hotel employees and are honouring all bedroom, wedding and other reservations and deposits and memberships previously paid to Carlton Redcastle Ltd. “Harcourt Developments themselves owns ten hotel properties and is committed to the long-term success of the Redcastle Hotel, which is one of the leading hotels in both the Donegal and wider Ulster region.The Redcastle Hotel, Golf & Spa Indeed won “Ulster Wedding Venue of the year 2011” and Ian Wynne, General Manager stated that it was a true reflection of the team’s commitment to a great product and personal service and that it will remain a key focus as it always has been as the hotel reverts to the control of its owners:“The hotel has simply ended an agreement with Carlton and is continuing from strength to strength as the team looks to continue in an award winning vein focussed as they always have been and always will be on excellent service in all areas, we really look forward to the future in conjunction with the hotel’s owners.”Jobs at the hotel are totally unaffected and in fact the hotel is currently recruiting for additional posts created by Carlton’s departure. The Redcastle Hotel continues to be a major employer in the area employing over 100 full and part time staff.The Redcastle Hotel, Golf & Spa offers facilities that cater up to 300 people in their main Ocean Suite, many of the 93 bedrooms offer sea views and a parkland golf course, Thalasso pool and C Spa complete the resort. The Hotel is located on the Inishowen Peninsula just outside of Moville in Co Donegal. A meeting has been called to appoint a liquidator to the company that ran the Inishowen Hotel until March 22nd. This will take place on April 15. The meeting will be held at a hotel in Cavan.Accounts filed with the Companies Office show the previous company has been loss-making over a number of years.The business had debts of about €1m at the end of 2009 and does not own the premises it operates out of. The main creditors are banks owed €200,000 and suppliers. Accumulated losses were in excess of €1.2m.Anyone owed money by the hotel should attend the creditor’s meeting – but they will have to travel to be there. The meeting takes place at the Kilmore Hotel in Cavan at 12 noon on Friday April 15. Thelimited company which ran Redcastle has its registered address at Parkway House, Old Airport Road, Cloghran, Co Dublin. UPDATED: REDCASTLE HOTEL GETS NEW OWNERS, PREVIOUS COMPANY IN LIQUIDATION was last modified: April 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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:jobs savedRedcastle Hotellast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES

first_imgCLUB NOTES 25.12.12  CLG Chill Chartha 10 week draw results. Week 5 winners: €1000 – Donna Byrne, Straleel. €500 – Paul Carr, Carrick. €300 – William Doogan, c/o MCM Ballyshannon. €200 – Cora Hegarty, Lower Churchtown. €200 – Seamus Heeney, Teelin, €200 – John McNulty, Churchtown. There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week and next week it will be €3500. Winning numbers were: 6,10,25,29. Drawn winners were €50 – Steve Barnes, Kilcar, €30 – Mick Brown(kid) Meenaneary, €20 – Kathleen Hegarty, Straleel. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot €1750 on 46 numbers.CLG Chill Chartha 10 week draw results. Week 6 winners: €1000 – Eugene & Mary Haughey, Roxborough. €500 – Michael Cunningham (Jnr) Largy. €300 – John Byrne, Arrigle. €200 – Pat Byrne, Meenaneary. €200 – Isla McShane, c/o Conor McShane, €200 – Cian Boyle, Cullion. Seperate €500 x(2) draw winners: Rose, Ellie & Hannagh McHugh, Ardara and Paddy Gallagher, Cashlings. C.L.G. Chill Chartha would like to wish all its members, players, and supporters a Peaceful New Year for 2013. CLG Chill Chartha will host its A.G.M. on 5th January 2013 at 8pm in the Parish Hall. All members, players, and supporters are asked to attend.    GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 25th, 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)last_img read more