Former big guns clash at Anfield

first_imgLONDON (AP): As English football’s most successful teams, Manchester United and Liverpool are the mainstays around the summit of the league. Rivals come and go but United and Liverpool are always to be found among the chasing pack – at least, for the top prize. No longer. When the northwest rivals play on Sunday at Anfield it will be a meeting of mediocrity – by their standards. For the first time in 35 years, the league could finish without either United or Liverpool – who have 38 titles between them – in the top four. And it’s about cash, not just symbolism. Finishing outside the top four would mean missing out on the Champions League next season. With only one win in eight league matches, record 20-time champions United have dropped to sixth place, two points behind Tottenham in fourth. Liverpool are three points behind United in ninth after failing to achieve the uplift anticipated in the three months since hiring Jürgen Klopp as manager. There’s halfway to go in the January transfer window. Having not signed an outfield player in the summer window, Arsenal recruited midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Basel. Arsenal expect the Egyptian to be registered in time for Sunday’s game against Stoke. “Arsenal are one of those teams that everyone enjoys watching, and, of course, I would love to play for such a great team,” he said. Elneny arrives after winning three consecutive Swiss league titles at Basel, which he joined from El Mokawloon in Egypt. Arsenal are seeking their first league title since 2004, but are only ahead of surprise contenders Leicester at the summit on goal difference. Tomorrow, Arsenal’s north London neighbours, Tottenham face Sunderland, which has signed striker Dame N’Doye on loan from Trabzonspor for the rest of the season. The 30-year-old Senegal international was previously at Hull, scoring five times in 15 appearances before moving to Turkey. “Having already played in the Premier League, he should have no problems in hitting the ground running, too, which is very important at this stage of the season,” Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce said. VARDY GOAL DROUGHT SQUAD ADDITIONScenter_img While United’s draws have added to the pressure on Louis van Gaal, Liverpool’s scrambled comebacks to rescue points have been celebrated by Klopp and his squad almost like wins – including Wednesday’s 3-3 comeback at home to Arsenal. “There has been a big improvement recently (in our mental strength) and that’s very important when you’re at a big club,” Liverpool defender Kolo Toure said. “You can’t ever give up. When you refuse to lose games, you often find yourself winning them. “It’s always important that if you don’t win, you don’t lose. We showed character and resilience and we didn’t give up until the end of the game. It’s very important that we keep things going at home.” After setting a Premier League record for scoring in 11 consecutive games, injury-hit Jamie Vardy has failed to score for a fifth consecutive match. The 1-0 victory at Tottenham on Wednesday was secured by a rare goal from Robert Huth, on Vardy’s first game back from groin surgery.last_img read more

Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais

first_imgThe absence of Mac Belo and that Christian Standhardinger, who just arrived from Beirut, Lebanon after playing in the Fiba Asia Cup, wasn’t able to practice with the team also didn’t help the Cadets.“And for one, Mac Belo wasn’t able to play,” added Uichico. “And here comes the guy (Standhardinger) who came from Lebanon, never practiced with the team.”He lauded the Fil-German naturalized player for scoring 15 points and providing a power in the paint.“But the guy came from Fiba Asia and he’s playing 20 minutes and we have Belo practicing with the team for last nine days and all of the sudden he can’t play,” said Uichico. “That just mixed up my rotation.”Belo wasn’t included in the initial lineup due to an injury, but when he was given the green light to play, SEAG organizers refused to allow him, demanding proof that he indeed got injured.ADVERTISEMENT The nailbiter, according to Gilas cadets coach Jong Uichico, “was a bad game for us.”The Philippines, still brimming with talent despite being a watered down version of the Fiba Asia Gilas squad simultaneously playing in Lebanon, made just 6-of-30 three-point shot attempts, and gave away 19 offensive rebounds which the Thais gamely took advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In the most trying times — the final four minutes of the match that saw a capacity crowd at MABA Stadium — Uichico was telling his team “make some adjustments, try not to give second chance points and make the basket.”He cited first-game jitters for the weak stand against a team that the Philippines would normally bury in double-digit leads from the opening buzzer to the end. Ray Parks of the Philippines soars for an easy layup during their match against Thailand in the men’s basketball competition of the 29th Southeast Games late Sunday at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. The Filipinos won, 81-74. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — It was a close call for Gilas Pilipinas as it barely escaped hard-fighting Thailand late Sunday night.Even the big Filipino crowd was shellshocked as the Thais made the Filipinos work doubly hard for the victory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball opener.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No break for Huelgas, Mangrobang with their eyes set on Tokyo 2020 Filipino basketball officials said there is little chance Belo will be allowed to play at all, although he showed up in plain clothes and sat on the Philippine bench.RELATED VIDEO Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingscenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Creamline takes No. 4, lead

first_imgParks, Mandaluyong play MPBL debut vs Munti “They make my job a lot easy because I can just give it to everyone,” said Morado.The Cool Smashers’ second straight win handed them solo top spot at 4-1 while the Warays dropped to 2-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLater, Myla Pablo exploded with 21 points as defending champion Pocari-Air Force defeated erstwhile co-leader BaliPure, 25-19, 10-25, 25-17, 25-21. They tied idle PayMaya at 3-2.—MARC REYES Distributing the ball in a team where just about anybody can score has proven to be a “happy problem” for top setter Jia Morado in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.The former Ateneo standout dished out 29 excellent tosses to engineer Creamline’s 25-14, 27-25, 26-24 win over Tacloban on Sunday at Batangas City Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Who disbanded the secretariat?

first_imgDear Editor,A section of the media report on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, said the “Integrity Commission does not intend to pursue declaration of assets and liabilities from public officials which should have been made before 2018.” This report is very telling and forces you to question the integrity of the Integrity Commission.This is not the first time the integrity of the Integrity Commission has come into question. In March this year, when the Integrity Commission Chairman, Kumar Doraisami, was sworn in to his position, he said he was never interested in the position until, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo called him and then he decided to take up the offer. So what were Guyanese people supposed to think?Now we read that there will be no declaration of assets of public officials for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.Why is Doraisami not pushing for the declaration of assets to be made to the Integrity Commission for those three years?It seems as if Doraisami is making excuses for public officials, especially the coalition Government Ministers, when he talks about there not being an Integrity Commission Secretariat in place from 2015. But who disbanded the Secretariat? It was the coalition Government who fired all the people working at the Secretariat.Even so, Doraisami has a responsibility to the Guyanese people. There is nothing preventing him from requesting that all public officials make their declarations to the Integrity Commission for 2015 straight through to 2018. He has the power to do so.If Doraisami fails to act, it would be an indictment on his own integrity.Regards,Attiya Bakshlast_img read more

Farmer hospitalised, 1 in custody after boat collision

first_imgSupenaam village farmer Lesley Moses is currently a patient at the Suddie Public Hospital on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two, nursing injuries he sustained to his chest and right leg following a boat collision that occurred at about 15:30h on Friday at Karabarow, Essequibo River.The 51-year-old Moses was reportedly with four other farmers, travelling in his 12’ x 4’ boat which is propelled by a 15 hp engine, when another boat, captained by a female farmer of Wakenaam and proceeding at a fast rate, collided with his boat.The collision caused everyone to be thrown overboard.Following the collision, the female captain rescued the men, and Moses was rushed to the Suddie Hospital, where he was admitted. None of the other famers received any injury.The female captain has been taken into Police custody as investigations continue.last_img read more

“Use ICT to broaden your horizons” – First Lady

first_imgAs women were being celebrated at an International Women’s Day Concert and Expo, First Lady Sandra Granger issued a call for them to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to broaden their horizons.First Lady Sandra Granger“Let our cellphones and the Internet become our tools to build bridges, to share information, to support and mentor our sisters,” the First Lady is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Granger told about 3000 persons present that through Information Technology girls and women could be encouraged to expand their knowledge and push for gender parity in upper-management levels in the office, factory and field.The First Lady called on women to seize the opportunities presented, noting that it was a fact that women and girls drive development. She further highlighted that “their equal access to training and participation in all facets of development translates into progress for all”.In her remarks, Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee stated that “Guyana has a tradition for being a leader in the Region when it comes to gender equality and women’s rights”. She highlighted that within the country “women consistently hold key decision-making portfolios”.The International Women’s Day Concert and Expo was facilitated by the Canadian High Commission, in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry, and was hosted at the Everest Cricket Ground on Sunday.The event attracted women of all ages, who were provided with information on women and reproductive health, entrepreneurship, academic programmes, and other meaningful information.At dusk, patrons were treated to a concert filled with cultural performances. They were also entertained by various artistes such as renowned Trinidadian Soca singer Nailah Blackman, Calvin Burnett and Guyana’s very own songbird, Poonam Singh.last_img read more

SPU officials implicated in multimillion-dollar GuySuCo scrap metal scandal

first_img– as NICIL staff speak out; blow whistle on backroom deals, kickbacksStaff members of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) itself have stepped forward to blow the whistle on a scandal involving the sale of Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) assets without tenders to an exporter with a chequered past.Scrap metalThe National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) officeNICIL’s Special Purpose Unit (SPU) was formed by the coalition Government to coordinate the divestment of GuySuCo assets. But according to the staff who stepped forward on condition of anonymity, certain officials at NICIL/SPU have been making backroom deals with select scrap metal exporters and profiting handsomely from it.One exporter in particular is an Indian national, who, according to the staff, is related to one of the officials. This exporter, the staff said, was given the contract to purchase scrap metal from GuySuCo which he proceeded to export out of Guyana by the container load over the past year. This, the staff noted, is despite the fact that the exporter was once implicated in a scandal involving the forgery of customs documents to export scrap metal.“Given all the media coverage that has been on this agency, in particular over the sale of GuySuCo’s broadcast towers, I’d like to let you know this is only the tip of the iceberg as you would imagine.“For the year, containers of scrap metal worth millions of dollars but given away for cheap have already been shipped out of the country (by the exporter) that originated from GuySuCo,” the whistleblower said.He said the officials in question have met with the exporter and his associates right at NICIL’s office, where they discussed various avenues of buying assets from NICIL. Nor is that all. According to the whistleblower, the two officials were paid $10 million and $5 million respectively for facilitating the scrap metal deal.“After heat came from the media on NICIL and the SPU, these two officials have hastily been taking documents away from our office in an effort to remove traces of this transaction. It is a shame to see the blatant giving away of the assets of this company when there was no tender out and other legitimate businesses would have approached NICIL, but (were) turned away,” the whistleblower added.DealsThese disclosures come in the midst of concerns and media reports about another deal NICIL/SPU brokered; this time for the sale of two transmission towers owned by GuySuCo to Bobby Vieira’s Multicultural Communications Inc for a mere $2.1 million. Persons had opined that the towers should have fetched no less than $10 million. One of the towers, reports suggest, have since been leased to another company.It is understood that GuySuCo officials themselves wrote a letter about the matter to Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, in which they had noted that “we recently saw a draft agreement of sale whereby Mr (Colvin) Heath-London through NICIL is in the process of, or perhaps has sold GuySuCo’s Transmission Tower located at Drill, Mahaicony to a company named Multicultural Communications Inc (Please see attached). Again, that property was not vested to NICIL and would be another unlawful act by NICIL”.In the wake of this transaction, Transparency Institute Guyana Incorporated (TIGI) had called for answers. In an interview with this publication on Sunday, TIGI President, Dr Troy Thomas noted that NICIL/SPU must provide answers on the sale.“They must answer questions about how that (transaction) was done and whether the laws were followed. And if the laws were not followed, then that would come under SARA (State Assets Recovery Agency) at this point, although there can be other agencies. But we definitely need to make sure that things were done properly and if they were not done properly, then those responsible must be held accountable,” Dr Thomas had urged.Since the story broke, Vieira, who has had ties to the coalition Government and served as the assistant events coordinator for President David Granger’s inauguration in 2015, has been directing questions to the relevant authorities.Repeated attempts by this publication to make contact with NICIL’s SPU Head Heath-London, whose agency has responsibility for divesting GuySuCo of its assets, were futile. Meanwhile, another advertisement has been put out by the entity seeking bids for scrap metal from the estates being divested.last_img read more

DD Motoring: McMahons are motoring again in Milford

first_imgTake it Easy, Witchy Woman, Lyin’ Eyes, Already Gone, and my favourite, Desperado. I must have played that Eagles tape more than anyone on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, and that music just came flooding back to me this week on my visit to a car showroom with a difference.Now add in the smell of EP90 gear-oil, leatherette, antifreeze, t-cut and petrol all transported me back to the 70s and 80s. Advertisement “Hi Sir, Get Away from That Car”.It only seems like yesterday since I saw these cars brand new before anyone else in Letterkenny!When my next door neighbour, Jim Tease was not driving the fire engine for the Letterkenny Fire Brigade. he worked in Mc Mahon Bros in Letterkenny.FIH 561, One of the First Massey Ferguson Tractors to be sold in Mc Mahon’s Brothers Milford. sitting on is a very young Derek Mc Mahon and his father Arthur .One of the jobs was to drive brand new cars down from Dublin for customers. Back in the day the latest in Hillmans, Chryslers, BMWs, Vauxhalls and Peugeot all landed down from Dublin where we would get a motoring preview of the latest in motoring. Advertisement “Hi Sir, Get Away from That Car” Jim would call to us worried we would scrape them, but it did little to deter us from gazing into these brand new cars, no one had a brand new car in them days, but at least twice a week Jim would have one sitting outside his house overnight, with that tell-tale garage plates tied to the front and back bumper.In those days Jim would have driven the new cars around the south to avoid Northern Ireland during the worst of the troubles.New kid in townWinding the clock forward and Mc Mahon Bros garage is just a memory in Letterkenny but in Milford where the family started their motoring business the name Mc Mahon is making a comeback in the motor car trade.Where once the rattle of industrial sewing machine could be heard from The Fruit of the Loom Factory now you’re more likely to hear the rattle of an Austin of England or a Beamer of Bavaria!Rodger McMahon, a son of the late Derek Mc Mahon and grandson of the original Mc Mahon Brothers that started in business as millers in their home town before turning to the motor trade. That name is back in the motoring business in Milford.Derek Mc Mahon with a very young Enda Kenny with Irish F1 team owner Eddie Jordan with a inscription included“Big D, you made me” signed Eddie JordanRodger is located in the old Fruit of the Loom factory next door to Loreto Community School. The massive reception area is now a car showroom.Everything is at a very early stage, boxes upon boxes of motoring photographic history especially motor-sporting history which include Rodger’s father Derek and his Derek McMahon racing team are everywhere just ready to go in the wall. Rodger and his wife Bridgeen with his late father and mother Derek and Anne representing Donegal Oil Co. who were guest at the opening of Kelly’s Toyota New Showrooms in 2006 Photo Brian McDaidRodger has already built up a fine collection of fine classic cars, anything from a black Mini or Morris Minor or even a bright bright red Austin 1100 right through to a White Rolls Royce. Or a lovely old Rover P5B sitting up in the corner.Rodger owns most of the classic cars but he also welcomes others to leave in their cars and offer them for sale.Sitting half way up the show room floor is one such car, an immaculate series 7 Avenger estate with only 26,000 miles on the clock. It belongs to Letterkenny’s Andrew Harvey. Sticking my head in the door of this fine car the old car smell takes me back 35 years to the first car I owned myself, a red car version of the same, it looks very standard now but in those days it was the business.Granted my Avenger was around the clock once, would jumped out of second gear every so often but with that Eagles tape in the a Pioneer Stereo, it was the case of “take it to the limit one more time”, for me every time i got behind the wheel. A load of new cars on a transporter from Mc Mahons Bros on a TK Bedford making this way down the street at the Letterkenny Folk Festival.Rodger had been flat out since he opened, he has loads of enquiries on line, and is well equipped to deliver any cars sold anywhere in Ireland or England.One of the rarest cars that Rodger has on his books is a Bond equipe. It’s a fibreglass bodied two plus two similar to the triumph herald. The car sits at the doorway of Rodger’s showrooms in Milford.One of the photos that Rodger has ready to go up on the wall is that of two local heroes in motorsport from Donegal, they are pictured at their Mini Cooper as they get ready to start on the Circuit of Ireland Rally.Robert Ward was the driver, also in the motor trade based in Kerrykeel along side his was Milford’s Phonsie McElwee both men along with Rodger’s father Derek and indeed Andrew Harvey’s late father Eamon were founding members of the Donegal Motor Club back in the the early 70s.The summer of ’72.. Robert Ward from Kerrykeel and Phone McElwee with their Mini Cooper before the Circuit of Galway Rally in 1972 , just one of the photos from Rodgers history of Motorsport which he hope to show at his classic showroom in Milford.Motorsport MuseumWith all the memorabilia from Donegal’s great days of motorsport available, wouldn’t it be just great to put all this stuff together in a location like this?The Bond Car pictured on show at Rodger Mc Mahon’s showrooms in Milford. Photo Brian McDaidIt’s just a perfect time warp to go down to visit and is opened Saturdays and Rodger is also about “off and on” every Sunday which has to be good news for classic car men for a nice dry location to view classic and vintage cars of years gone by.Happy motoring folksDD Motoring: McMahons are motoring again in Milford was last modified: March 8th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daidclassic carsdd motoringmc mahonsShowroomlast_img read more

USL get off to great start in FAI Intermediate Interprovincials

first_imgUlster Senior League 3 Leinster Senior League 1The Ulster Senior League select began their bid to retain the Michael Ward Trophy in perfect fashion tonight.Peter Moran’s team overcame Leinster at Mayfield thanks to a fine display in difficult conditions in the opening game at the FAI Intermediate Interprovincials. Mark Moran, Paul McVeigh and Ryan Varma netted for the USL side, who will now go into the remainder of the weekend with confidence soaring.They led after just 16 minutes when Cockhill’s Moran was put through on the left-hand side and the former Finn Harps player sent a magnificent left-footed effort high into the Leinster net past Andy McNulty.Leinster leveled things up, but McVeigh ensured that the USL had the advantage at the break.Conor Keddy provided the assist and McVeigh made no mistale with a superb finish.Due to the wet conditions by the Lee, the game was moved to the astrotuf pitch at Mayfield Park. They made the long journey from Donegal this morning, but showed no travel sickness and they added a third in the second half as Cockhill duo Ronan Doherty and Varma combined.Doherty crossed wonderfully and Varma sent a brilliant header to the Leinster net to seal an impressive win.The USL take on Connacht tomorrow afternoon at 1.30pm in a game that has been moved to the all-weather pitch at Douglas Hall before they meet the hosts, Munster, on Sunday at Turner’s Cross.In tonight’s other game, Shane Daly-Butz of UCC scored the only goal of the game as Munster overcame Connacht.Ulster Senior League: Harry Doherty (Cockhill Celtic); Gareth Breslin (Bonagee United), Conor Tourish (Letterkenny Rovers), Peter Doherty (Cockhill Celtic), Jason Breslin (Cockhill Celtic); Aidan McCauley (Bonagee United), Derek Doherty (Cockhill Celtic), Ronan Doherty (Cockhill Celtic), Conor Keddy (Cockhill Celtic); Mark Moran (Cockhill Celtic), Paul McVeigh (Letterkenny Rovers).Subs used: Sam Todd (Derry City Reserves), Chris Flanagan (Letterkenny Rovers), Jack Blake (Derry City Reserves), Ryan Varma (Cockhill Celtic), Stephen Duffy (Derry City Reserves), Rory Kelly (Letterkenny Rovers). Results – FAI Intermediate Interprovincial TournamentUlster Senior League 3 Leinster Senior League 1Munster Senior League 1 Connacht 0FixturesSaturday, October 151.30pmUlster Senior League v Connacht                            Douglas Hall 3.30pmMunster Senior League v Leinster Senior LeagueO’Shea Park, Blarney Sunday, October 16, 10.45amLeinster Senior League v Connacht Ringmahon ParkMunster Senior League v Ulster Senior League    Turner’s CrossUSL get off to great start in FAI Intermediate Interprovincials was last modified: October 14th, 2016 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

LEAVING CERT RESULTS – REALITY SETS IN FOR DONEGAL STUDENTS

first_imgEarlier this week on the eve of receiving their Leaving Cert results, we chatted to four students about their hopes and nerves ahead of the big day. After a few days to allow the results to sink in, Donegal Daily approached Gavin, Síofra, Shane and Martina again to learn of their successes in Wednesday’s Leaving Certificate results.by Caoimhe Ní Chathail Gavin :Gavin is ‘delighted’ with his results overall. Having received his results from his Principal and Deputy Principal, he was very pleased with them overall and believes that he achieved a fair grade in each subject. Gavin has obtained sufficient points for his top CAO choice, Computer Science in Trinity. He does admit however that Queens through UCAS is his ‘preferred choice’. Having exceeded on all other grades, Gavin is considering getting his maths grade rechecked, as he was one grade short on Queen’s requirement for the course. He is however confident that he will be accepted either way, ‘I have an anxious wait until Monday now when the offers come out.’Síofra :Síofra decribes her first reaction as one of shock, ‘to finally see a set of letters and numbers that have been so long anticipated.’ Her loss of speech was quickly replaced with a feeling of relief, ‘tied up with all that giddy happiness.’ ‘I had done what I thought was impossible. And it was over.’ She describes herself as ‘on the edge of the bracket’ and so nothing is concrete yet but of course ‘nothing is impossible, and the worst is most certainly done.’ Shane :Shane was ‘confused for a while and too excited to try and count up my points.’ His woodwork teacher soon calculated his 515 points which exceeded the 480 points he needs for Architecture in UCD, ‘I was ecstatic’. His mum and friends outside were incredibly happy and proud and Shane himself says that he ‘can’t explain how glad and happy I was all day.’Martina Hannigan :Having opened her results with her mum in the car, Martina ‘burst into tears of happiness.’ She says she was shocked at how well she had done and was relieved that all the hard work had paid off. Languages had always been her favourite subjects and so Martina was proud that those were her highest grades. Martina is feeling positive and is confident of her place in Galway. As she says, ‘It’s now time to celebrate!’Congratulations to Gavin, Síofra, Shane, Martina and all Donegal students on their Leaving Certificate results! LEAVING CERT RESULTS – REALITY SETS IN FOR DONEGAL STUDENTS was last modified: August 17th, 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:donegalLeaving Certificatestudentslast_img read more