Louis van Gaal says he does not expect Manchester United to make any additions to their squad in the January transfer window.The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a big-money moves for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson, as well as Southampton’s Saido Mane and many more players across Europe.Saturday saw a lacklustre performance in the FA Cup third round clash at Old Trafford, where Wayne Rooney’s injury-time penalty snatched the Dutchman’s side a fortunate 1-0 victory over League One outfit Sheffield United.Old Trafford fans sarcastically cheered in the second half after Memphis Depay made an attempt. The last ten fixtures at the Theatre of Dreams has seen Man United fail to score in the first half and they have been not excited fans on numerous occasions this season. They have made additions to their squad by recalling loan players Adnan Januzaj and Will Keane this month.But, when asked if he had a bid rejected for the Brazilian playmaker, Van Gaal revealed in the post-match press conference: “I don’t think that we shall do business in January.“We cannot say that because when there is a chance to make a selection better, we shall do it but I do not think we shall.“That is at this moment.”SEE HERE – Paul Scholes blasts Manchester United after FA Cup win: ‘They didn’t create a chance. In my eyes it’s not good enough’
1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the signing of Joel Matip on a free transfer has saved the club millions in their search for a commanding centre-back.The Cameroon international has agreed to move to Anfield when his contract with Schalke expires in the summer and the Reds boss believes their swift action has landed them a top-quality player.Klopp said only Germany’s top four clubs would have been able to afford the defender, who has a Cameroonian father and German mother, but the player’s desire for a new challenge outside the country of his birth played into their hands.“It is clear there were a lot of other clubs [interested]. In Germany a player of this quality without a contract is really rare,” said Klopp.“Schalke are a big club; they played the last four or five years in the Champions League and they made big offers to keep this player.“We have maybe four clubs who can get a player like Matip when he is at Schalke – only Borussia Dortmund, although that is not possible (as their arch-rivals), Bayern obviously, maybe Leverkusen and maybe Wolfsburg.“The rest have no chance. Then you think about other countries and we were early enough. He was an easy choice.“I know in England it is difficult to bring in a player without paying a transfer fee but I thought it should not be a reason not to take him only because you cannot write a number behind his name.“Ask in Germany what other clubs would have paid for him and whether there would have been a contract [offer].”Matip has made almost 250 appearances for Schalke since his debut in 2009 and has played 44 times in Europe, of which 28 were in the Champions League.Klopp believes he has bought a centre-back ready-made for the Premier League who can help provide a solution to their defensive weaknesses which have been exposed so many times this season.“He is a high-quality centre-half. You cannot play in a club like Schalke for six years always in the starting line-up without having big quality,” he added.“He made big steps in his development in the last few years and became a really experienced centre-half: tall – 198cms – but flexible and quick.“He is a perfect header and makes four or five goals per season.“For him it is good because he knows I know him and it is not coincidence or that he comes here and finds a manager he has to show special things to.“He has to work and improve of course but it is a really good base and he can be a really good centre-half in the Premier League.”Matip is Klopp’s second signing after the capture of Red Star Belgrade youngster Marko Grujic, who will also join at the end of the season. Joel Matip
Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson believes Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is exactly the type of player the Red Devils should be bringing in.Recent reports have claimed that the French international has expressed his desire to leave the Spanish capital this summer after three years with Diego Simeone’s side.United are huge admirers of the undoubtedly talented player and Robson, now an ambassador at the club where he enjoyed huge success, believes the 26-year-old would be perfect.“Griezmann is a top class player. We know that he wants to leave Atletico Madrid but he’s the sort of player that United would want to bring in,” Robson told Jim White on talkSPORT“He’s definitely a player who’s got the quality to be a United player.”Current Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney faces an uncertain summer with his future at the club far from clear.But Robson still believes the club’s all-time top scorer still has something to offer the team.“I think it’s been a difficult year for Wayne,” added the United legend.“He’s been in and out of the team and I think to get the best out of Wayne Rooney he needs to be playing week in and week out.“But with Zlatan’s injury we are a little bit bare as far as forwards at the club.“The club would be looking to sign a forward, I am sure of that, and that’s why Griezmann keeps getting mentioned.“But I think Wayne could still do a job for the club and I hope that the manager wants him to stay, and Wayne wants to stay, and I still think he can do a role for the club.”
Pauric McLaughlin, a native of Convoy and member of Finn Valley AC, ran a lifetime best mile of 4-09 to gain the silver medal in the NIAI university champs in Geneva, Ohio over the weekend and gained all American athlete statusPauric is on an athletic scholarship at Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho.His reaction? “To build on this and stay healthy!” CONVOY’S PAURIC BECOMES AN ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE! was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:convoyFinn Valley ACIdahoPauric McLaughlin
A Donegal man living in Australia was able to spend his 30th birthday back home after winning a competition by Irish/Australian newspaper the Irish Echo.Cormac Lynch, a civil engineer from Muff, jetted back home this week thanks to Emirates Airlines who co-hosted the competition.Cormac, who moved to Australia in 2010, was able to pick a friend to travel with and wisely chose partner Jennifer. The pair have been spending a number of days in Donegal, Derry, Belfast and Dublin.As part of the competition, Cormac is compiling a report on his return to Ireland which will be published in the Irish Echo soon.The couple are planning to start planning their wedding when they return to St Kilda where they live. DONEGAL MAN GETS PERFECT 30TH PRESENT – A FREE TRIP HOME! was last modified: March 20th, 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:CORMAC LYNCHEMIRATES AIRLINESirish echo
The community of Glenswilly proved last night that if you want something do – do it yourself.That was the thinking after the fundraising committee of Glenswilly National School managed to raise €58,000 towards the purchase of land for playing fields and car park for the school.The money was raised in recent months by kind donations as well as hard work by many parents out selling tickets practically night and day. Last night the grand draw saw hundreds of parents and children turn up at Glenswilly GAA Club for the grand prize draw.And once again the club’s two county stars Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy showed the true value of community spirit as they turned up to carry out the draw.The winner of the first prize of €2,000 was well known Dunfanaghy farmer Manus McHugh (yes he of the Donegal Cremeries milk carton fame) who was delighted with his prize.The second prize of €1,000 was won by Paul McAteer or Rareagh while Johnny Doherty of Glenswilly won the third prize of €500. The fourth and fifth place prizes of €250 each were won by Katie Gallinagh of Ballybofey and Paddy McGlinchey of Letterkenny.New principal of Glenswilly National School, Master Joseph Gallinagh, paid tribute to all those who helped fundraise in recent weeks and said he had seen first-hand the true community spirit within Glenswilly.As well as the grand prize draw, pupils performed a number of songs and a short play which left the audience in great form.There was also lots of spot prizes on the night.One of the main organisers on the fundraising committee, Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly, paid tribute to all those who pounded the pavements and country roads selling tickets in recent weeks from Glencolmcille to Main Head. “The reaction has been terrific and I am very proud of the effort put in by the people of Glenswilly.“We have two great men making the draw tonight and hopefully this land will help provide more stars to Glenswilly in the coming years,” he said.GLENSWILLY NS IN A FIELD OF THEIR OWN THANKS TO HUGELY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER was last modified: May 8th, 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:fundraising drawGlenswilly National SchoolMichael MurphyNeil Gallagher
HESPERIA – Rim of the World took another step forward in playing without Cassie Engelgau. California’s defending CIF State Division III girls volleyball champions merely looked to seniors Sonja Newcombe and Cassie Ellis as Rim dominated Hesperia 25-12, 25-11, 25-13 Monday night. Newcombe, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker, rang up 15 kills and the 6-1 Ellis added 11 kills in front of about 200 onlookers in Hesperia’s gym. It was the Mojave River League opener for both teams. Engelgau, a 5-10 senior outside hitter already committed to NCAA Division I Appalachian State (according to Scots coach Jill Pattison), wore her uniform Monday, but she is sidelined with a knee injury and was limited to a pair of crutches and a seat on Rim’s bench. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We’re trying to put some things together,” Pattison said. “Today, I’m happy. The chemistry on the court was good.” Rim (11-2 overall, 1-0 MRL) owned a clear height advantage, especially on the front line, in earning its fourth three-set sweep of 2005. The Scots, whose only defeats came against Mira Costa and Los Alamitos in the Las Vegas Tournament, lost the match’s first two points, yet never let Hesperia (4-1, 0-1) seize any momentum. The Scots outscored the Scorpions 10-2 to finish out the first game, with Newcombe serving on the final three points. Rim blasted out to a 10-2 lead in Game 2, which the Scots finished on a softly-placed kill by Shannon Moody, plus a kill by Ellis. Game 3 featured an 8-1 run by Rim that snapped a 6-6 tie. Newcombe served on 17 winning points and 5-6 junior setter Carlee Ardis chipped in a pair of key aces for the Scots. “They’re a dominating team, a very good team,” Hesperia coach Omar Lopez said. “I told my girls we have a lot to work on. It was a good eye-opener for us. They’re strong without (Engelgau); she’d make them even stronger.” Senior 5-7 setter Penina Suddeth led Hesperia with 13 kills and 11 digs, while teammate Alyssa Auck, a 5-4 senior setter, dished out 17 assists to go with six digs. Mojave River League[EP Monday’s Results[EP Rim of the World 3 at Hesperia 0[EP [EP Rim of the World d. Hesperia 25-12, 25-11, 25-13[EP Rim leaders Kills: Sonja Newcombe 15, Cassie Ellis 11. Blocks: Cassie Ellis 8.[EP Hesperia leaders Kills: Penina Suddeth 13. Digs: Penina Suddeth 11, Alyssa Auck 6, Brittany Westplat 4. Assists: Alyssa Auck 17.[EP Rim (11-2 overall, 1-0 Mojave River League) plays its next scheduled match 6 p.m. Saturday at Scripps Ranch in San Diego County. Hesperia (4-1 overall, 0-1 MRL) meets Apple Valley at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Victor Valley College. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GORMAN – The residents of this small mountain community are weighing whether they should secede from Los Angeles County and become part of Kern County, a move proponents say would improve the quality of their city services. But the question has exposed rifts in the small town, dividing families and new and longtime residents alike. On the side of secession are some of the descendants of the brothers who founded the Ralphs grocery store chain. They have joined with Mennonite home builders from Pennsylvania in the campaign to leave what they see as antigrowth Los Angeles County. “I’ve had my belly full of Los Angeles County,” said Charles “Doug” Ralphs, 59, whose grandfather was one of the original Los Angeles grocers. “The family’s been here since the 1890s, and we’ve had nothing but trouble with them.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Leading the opposition to secede is another branch of the Ralphs clan, who contend the public services Gorman receives from Los Angeles county are fine. And they say those in favor of moving the county line are led by newcomers who want to build new subdivisions in growth-friendly Kern County. Any shift in the boundaries between Los Angeles and Kern must be ratified by both counties and a majority of Gorman’s voters. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Dec. 6 before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Pat The Cope Gallagher MEPDONEGAL MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the publication of a new European Strategy to promote coastal and maritime tourism which he says will help the county.“This is a welcome initiative by the European Commission as coastal and maritime tourism employs almost 3.2 million people across Europe, generating 183 billion euro to the European economy,” said Mr Gallagher. “The strategy will support beach based tourism including surfing and water based activities such as boating, yachting, cruising and nautical sports. “The strategy is vitally important as it seeks to maximise available EU funding for the sector be it through the European Regional Development Fund, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund or the European Social Fund.“I firmly believe that by maximising EU funding into the tourism sector and coastal regions, it will result in the creation of long term and sustainable jobs in Ireland.“I am also pleased that the strategy seeks to develop marinas and water based activities as I recently secured an amendment to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to help small fishing ports to diversify their economic activities due to declines in fish landings.“I now call on the Minister for Tourism to immediately implement the 14 actions contained in the strategy by the European Commission.” MEP PAT THE COPE WELCOMES MARITIME TOURISM STRATEGY was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EuropePat The Cope Gallaghertourism strategy
Engineering Students at Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon have achieved major honours in this year’s Regional Finals of the Young Engineering Competition.Hosted by the Engineering & Technology Teachers’ Association, the regional competition was held in Letterkenny on the 29th of September 2016.The Engineering Department at Coláiste Cholmcille is no stranger to success with many former students receiving awards at both regional and national level for project work in both the Leaving Certificate Applied Engineering and the Leaving Certificate Engineering program. For the first time in the history of the school, success has been achieved at all levels in the competition.Four students from the one class, Cian Duffy, Martin McManus, Shane Begley and Daire Doyle now go on to represent the region in the National Finals which take place in Gorey, Co. Wexford on the 18th of November.Mr. John McLoone , Engineering teacher, outlined how very proud he and indeed the wider school community in Coláiste Cholmcille are, of the students and their achievements in what was a tough regional competition this year.He described his students as hard working, gifted in manual skills, good problem solvers and pupils who showed inventiveness in their wining designs. Ballyshannon students ‘engineer’ their way into final was last modified: October 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)