Top netballers in Intercol showdown

first_imgSeveral of the country’s top senior netballers will be in action at the University of the West Indies (UWI) netball court as the top four collegiate teams, The Mico University College, UWI, G.C. Foster College and University of Technology (UTech), contest the semi-finals of the senior, junior and intermediate inter-collegiate competitions.In junior action, which starts at 2:00 p.m., Mico ‘C’ will face Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and G.C. Foster ‘C’ go up against Church Teachers’ College. The intermediate semis are set to follow at 3:00 p.m., with Mico ‘B’ facing G.C. Foster ‘B’ and EXED Community College lock horns with UWI ‘B’.Most of the attention will be focused on the senior showdowns at 4:00 p.m. G.C. Foster will face UWI, while Mico will go up against UTech.Finding formDefending champions G.C. Foster ‘A’ are looking to find their best form after not being at their best in the preliminary round, where they lost twice against Mico and UWI, to finish third. They will be hoping to avenge their three-goal defeat at home three weeks ago.Stacyann Facey will lead the charge for G.C. Foster and should get good support from former national Under-16 players, goal shooter April Thompson and goal attack Deneen Taylor, along centre Adeen Thomas.Meanwhile UWI, with one defeat – a narrow one to Mico – will be hoping to get the better of their opponents. They will be relying on their experience captain Nadine Bryan at wing attack, their tall goal defence, Shameera Sterling and goal shooter Thristina Harwood, all national representatives.Pre-season favourites and Open Rally champions, Mico, have been in great form all season and are yet to lose a match, winning all seven to top the preliminary round with 21 points. Early in the season they easily defeated UTech by 17 goals and look set to advance to their third final in a row.National goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler has been a tower of strength this season for the Mico team and with their good centre court led by Trishauna Hanson and the experienced national player, Vangelee Williams, at goal defence, they will be hard to beat.The winners will advance to Saturday’s final, which is scheduled for G.C. Foster College.last_img read more

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Letterkenny businessman confirms he has sold Voodoo Venue

first_imgLetterkenny businessman Jason Black has confirmed that he has sold the popular Voodoo Venue.Jason and wife Sharon, Directors of J&S Black Ltd, told Donegal Daily that after 14 years in business and as the biggest employer on the Main Street of Letterkenny, have decided to sell the businesses as a going concern.The Voodoo Venue has been sold to Gavin and John McEnaney (Corduff Enterprises Limited), Carrickmacross, Co.Monaghan, who own and run similar type entertainment outlets, namely Vanity Nightclub and Fiddlers Elbow. The popular couple also confirmed they have sold Black’s Corner shop business at Lower Main Street to Anthony Kernan (Ballyshannon Retail Limited), who owns and runs numerous similar type retail outlets within the county.A statement on behalf of the couple said “As loyal and local employers on the Main Street of the town they both grew up on, Jason and Sharon would like to take this opportunity to thank their management and staff for their service, hard work and dedication over the years.“They would also like to thank the general public, local & national media, local representatives, the musicians, artists & djs that graced that very famous Voodoo stage.“Voodoo Venue has enjoyed being the market leader nationally for its creativity, diversity and has been recognised as Ireland’s leading award winning entertainment venue. Popular Letterkenny business couple Jason and Sharon Black.“Their small yet family-like corner shop on the Back Road was the recipient of numerous customer care and best practice awards leading the way in the 24hr food deli and all night service. However all this could never have happened without the incredible loyal support from their local customers and Jason and Sharon would like to thank them for making their business a destination.”Jason stated that working and trading on the Main Street of Letterkenny filled him with great pride, being able to express his business passion and develop new and invigorating concepts – the likes of the Old Downtown bar, Vintage and House wine-bar, the Greenroom live music venue and the development of that very famous live music stage in the lounge that brought Voodoo numerous IMRO national awards.“The most enjoyable experience was the ability to open doors thereby developing new spaces for artists to be able to express themselves freely and it was a joy to witness the joy filled faces of visiting customers. It is a feeling that will stay with him forever.“Being in a position as a local business to help numerous charities, fund local sporting events and organisations, and having been involved in local tidy town and chamber led initiatives, it has been so rewarding to help give back to a community we both dearly love.“Family means everything to Jason and Sharon, they have always had the support of both their families and friends & they will be forever grateful for this. The couple also have four young children and after a very busy and time consuming fourteen years serving the general public, they both intend to take some well deserved time out before refocusing on their next venture. “Lastly they would like to take this opportunity to wish the new purchasers the very best of luck and they have no doubt that customers, staff and agents alike will continue to support them in their endeavours.”Letterkenny businessman confirms he has sold Voodoo Venue was last modified: July 24th, 2017 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:donegalJaosn BlackletterkennySharon BlacksoldVOODOOlast_img read more

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MEN CHARGED WITH DONEGAL BOMB FOUND IN DERRY

first_imgTwo men have been charged over the discovery of four mortar bombs in a van in Derry on Sunday night.The van – stopped by officers on the Letterkenny Road – had come from Donegal had its roof cut back so the mortars could be fired.The men, aged 35 and 37, face charges of possession of explosives with intent to endanger life, possession of articles for terrorist purposes and conspiracy to cause an explosion. Two other men, aged 31 and 37, have been released without charge.The two men who have been charged are due to appear before Derry Magistrates Court on Wednesday.Police believe dissident republicans were within minutes of firing the mortars.They said the mortars were “primed and ready to go”.About 100 families had to leave their homes during the overnight alert.MEN CHARGED WITH DONEGAL BOMB FOUND IN DERRY was last modified: March 6th, 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:Derrydonegalmortar bombslast_img read more

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