FOREST CITY — Dozens of county fairs across Iowa are still in limbo as restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic are making planning close to impossible.The Winnebago County Fair Board is moving ahead with plans to hold its four-day event in Thompson starting on July 16th. Fair board president Tom Thompson says nothing is set in stone yet. “We’re continuing to plan as if it’s going to happen and just keeping an eye on the situation,” Thompson says, “because there’s obviously a lot more questions than answers right now.”One possibility that’s being considered is to hold a virtual showing of the static items. “That’s one of the options for showing that would be easier to do on home-ec, the static side,” Thompson says. “As far as livestock, we hope that we’re still able to do live, in-person shows.”Thompson encourages all 4-H members and fair contestants to continue working on their projects and contest entries. Another issue is live entertainment, since the restrictions on gatherings have all but killed in-person concerts. “We’re certainly looking at it like it’s going to be difficult to hold our entertainment as normal,” he says. “Obviously, we’re at ten people or less right now, so even if they loosen things up to 250, that’s still going to be tricky. We have to keep people spaced apart.”Some county fairs are scheduled for mid- to late June, which means they have to make a decision soon. Thompson says they’ve set a deadline of June 1st as to what kind of a fair will be held, virtual or otherwise.
Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger is unsure of the welcome he will receive on his final visit to Old Trafford as Arsenal boss on Sunday after many “great battles” against Manchester United during his two decades in charge.The 68-year-old Frenchman, leaving the club at the end of the season, will bring a side that is a pale shadow of the team that challenged United’s Premier League dominance during his first decade in charge.Wenger’s clashes with former United boss Alex Ferguson are the stuff of legend and his relationship with current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been laced with bitterness.But both men have reached out to him with warm words since he announced he was stepping down.Mourinho said he regrets some of the “little negative episodes” between himself and Wenger over the years, calling on United fans to give him a fitting send-off.When asked whether he could be friends with Mourinho, Wenger spoke instead of “respect” for the current United boss.Arsenal, in sixth spot in the league, look certain to miss out on the top four for the second year in a row. But Wenger will still believe he can leave the club with a trophy and a Champions League spot despite conceding a late goal in a 1-1 home draw with Atletico Madrid in the Europa League on Thursday.The Frenchman is unsure how he will be greeted at Old Trafford, where he is unlikely to play a first-choice side with the second leg of the Europa League tie looming next week.“I don’t know what reaction I will get but look we had some great battles in 22 years and for me what will be at stake is to recover from that result (against Atletico) and before we go to Atletico have a good game,” Wenger said.– Sanchez reunion –The Frenchman, who says he is not ready to retire from football, is likely to face a side including former Gunners star Alexis Sanchez, who left to join United in the January transfer window.The Chilean’s presence in the opposing team will be a painful reminder to Arsenal fans of Wenger’s inability in recent years to convince many of his best players to buy into his project and stay.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
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Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES 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 Irving signed a five-year, $94 million deal with Cleveland prior to the 2015-16 season but asked for a trade last summer. He has a player option for next season and can become an unrestricted free agent in 2020.Despite injuries to Irving and top free agent Gordon Hayward, the Celtics finished with 55 wins last season before losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Ronaldo faces growing heat from sponsors over rape case Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics reacts after missing a three-point shot as time expired in the first quarter during their game against the Charlotte Hornets during the preseason game at Dean Smith Center on September 28, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Lance King/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Boston point guard Kyrie Irving says he intends to re-sign with the Celtics next summer.At a fan event at TD Garden on Thursday, Irving told the crowd, “If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown United rallied in the final half hour, and Paul Pogba saw a curling shot hit the post before bouncing off goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to safety.“What the players showed today,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, “was when to slow the game down, when to speed the game up.”Juventus has nine points, five more than second-place United. But this night was all about Ronaldo, as it often is.He was always going to be the focal point of this game anyway but attention grew even more in the wake of an allegation rape against him in the United States. Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claiming the Portuguese star raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police also reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request. Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter S. Christiansen, issued a statement on Oct. 10 denying wrongdoing by his client.Five years ago, Ronaldo was introduced as the “magnificent seven” when he came to Old Trafford — where he played for United from 2003-09 — with Madrid for a last-16 match in 2013. He was given a standing ovation by United fans that night and ended up scoring the winning goal to eliminate his former club from the Champions League.On Tuesday, Ronaldo wasn’t given the big build-up by the stadium announcer as the team lineup was read out but his name was cheered loudly by home supporters. And a few minutes into the game, a fan came onto the playing surface from the Stretford End stand and got to within a few meters of Ronaldo at the other end of the field before being stopped by slow-reacting security.As he lay on the ground, the fan stretched his arms toward Ronaldo, almost pleadingly.Then came the incident involving the pitch invaders at the end of the match. Ronaldo was applauded by fans for giving them their selfie.During the match, Ronaldo’s flicks, tricks and power were all on display as he switched from the left flank to a central position. However, Dybala was arguably the most impressive of Juventus’ attackers and the Argentina international grabbed the winner.Ronaldo delivered a cross from the right wing, United defender Chris Smalling got in front of Juan Cuadrado at the near post to block the ball but it fell to Dybala, who converted from the edge of six-yard box.United took a while to get going, having already arrived at the stadium later than planned because the team bus carrying the players got stuck in traffic around Old Trafford. The same thing happened before United’s last home group game, against Valencia, but this time kickoff didn’t need to be delayed.Ronaldo had a free kick late in the first half batted away by United goalkeeper David De Gea, who then tipped over a fiercely struck shot from the Portugal forward soon after halftime. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ronaldo certainly enjoyed his return to former club Manchester United on Tuesday.Juventus, Ronaldo’s new team, beat United 1-0 for a third straight win in the Champions League, moving the Italian club to the brink of qualification just halfway through the group phase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUnlike the last time he was at the stadium — for Real Madrid in 2013 — Ronaldo didn’t score but he was involved in the only goal, sending in a cross from the right wing that was eventually swept home by Paulo Dybala in the 17th minute.Dangerous going forward and typically obdurate at the back, Juventus delivered a powerful performance that extended its unbeaten start to the season to 11 games and strengthened its status as one of the serious contenders for the Champions League — a competition it hasn’t won since 1996. 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(AP Photo/Dave Thompson)MANCHESTER, England — Cristiano Ronaldo was walking off the field, a winner once again at Old Trafford, when two young fans brandishing cell phones attempted to get to the Portugal superstar.One was rugby-tackled to the ground by security staff; the other was forcibly held back. But the five-time world player of the year hung around and, with a broad smile, eventually gave them the selfie they craved.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ With Ronaldo leading the attack, this might be its best chance in years to end the drought.“We played against one of the biggest — really biggest — candidates to win the Champions League,” said United manager Jose Mourinho, who was effusive in his praise for the Italian side.Not just of Ronaldo, but especially of Juventus’ two dominant center backs.“Mr. Bonucci and Mr. Chiellini could teach classes in Harvard on how to be a central defender,” Mourinho said.This was another chastening loss — a fourth of the season — for United, highlighting the gulf between the heavyweights of the continent and what was once England’s top team. Juventus toyed with United at times, especially in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title
Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It is different from last year, but I think I am getting used to it,” Osaka said. “I have been practicing on Court 3 for the past few days, and I’m really grateful there is a lot of people that come out and watch. I try to sign all of the signatures.”Venus Williams is turning back her own clock, moving into the fourth round with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over qualifier Christina McHale.Williams is seeking her 50th career WTA Tour title in the desert, where she has never won the event. And at 38, she’s showing vintage form.“I don’t really play that often, so when I do, I need to play well,” she said. “It’s extra motivation for me to play just a little bit better out there.”Serena Williams, a two-time champion at Indian Wells, retired from her match on Sunday because of a viral illness.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Lou Williams becomes NBA bench points leader in Clippers’ rout of Celtics Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Collins struggled with her serve throughout the match, committing seven double faults and connecting on just 47 percent of her first serves.Osaka’s first-serve percentage was 66 and she won 70 percent of her first-serve points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“In the first set I was just really flat-footed. I didn’t feel like I was moving well at all,” Osaka said. “Then I just tried to really hype myself up. My mindset was just to keep trying to get my feet moving and stay pumped up and positive.”Osaka won her first career title at Indian Wells a year ago, propelling her to a career-best year in which she defeated Serena Williams for the U.S. Open title. She began this year winning the Australian Open and moving to the top of the rankings. After that triumph, she fired her coach and lost in the first round in Dubai before taking on a new coach, Jermaine Jenkins. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Danielle Collins at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Monday, March 11, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, California— Naomi Osaka rolled past Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday night, keeping the world’s No. 1 player on track to defend her title.Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked men’s player, held serve to win his opening game against Philipp Kohlschreiber in their night match. The German owned the advantage on his serve in the second game before rain began falling. The match was later suspended for the night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ranked 36th in the world, Venus Williams endured three sets in her first two matches. She rallied past Andrea Petkovic in the opening round and followed up by outlasting No. 3 seed Petra Kvitova in a third-set tiebreaker.Kvitova had made the finals in two of her first three tournaments this year.Williams, who made the semifinals in the desert last year, was playing McHale for the first time. Williams rallied from early breaks down in both sets to win.“I never played her, so it’s also you’re out there learning,” Williams said.Fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova eased past qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure 6-3, 6-2. No. 8 Angelique Kerber outlasted qualifier Natalia Vikhlyantseva 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 and No. 9 Aryna Sabalenka defeated 24th-seeded Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 7-5.Two seeded women lost: No. 11 Anastasija Sevastova, who retired trailing 5-0 in the first set against No. 21 Anett Kontaveit, and No. 15 Julia Goerges, who lost to Mona Barthel 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.On the men’s side, No. 3 Alexander Zverev lost to German countryman Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-1.Playing just his third tournament of the year, Zverev said he’s been sick for a week.“That hasn’t changed, unfortunately,” he said.Dominic Thiem, seeded seventh, defeated No. 27 Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1. No. 13 Milos Raonic got a challenge from American qualifier Marcos Giron before winning 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miomir Kecmanovic, a lucky loser from Serbia, got past No. 30 Laslo Djere 6-2, 7-6 (3).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
With the aim of tackling a range of issues prevalent in the lives of adolescents and adults, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) in collaboration with Seva4Life (a Canada-based Non-Governmental Organisation) and the Yakusari Humanitarian Mission on Sunday last held a training workshop.The workshop was housed at the Yakusari Resource Centre, Black Bush Polder, Region Six, which saw an acceptable turnout of teens and adults.The sessions were deemed interactive as key focal points such as suicide and prevention – warning signs, depression, coping skills, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-care were among the topics covered – and abuse in all its forms, especially domestic and sexual abuse, were discussed.These sessions also included role plays and even question-and-answer andA section of the workshop conductedfeedback segments. The TCV personnel were also overwhelmed by requests for help to deal with a range of issues, including rape, gender-based violence, depression and dysfunctional relationships, since these issues deeply affect the community.While TCV is working to provide the necessary help, it also has plans to conduct follow-ups on clinical outreaches so as to be able to identify additional needs and address them.The workshop panellists included: Dr Patrick Sixtus Edwards, Psychologist/Director of TCV; Ascena Jacobs, Probation and Social Services Officer/Volunteer with The Guyana Foundation; Carol Mancey, a Counsellor; Bibi Ahamad, an activist, advocate, and mentor counsellor of TCV along with volunteers Chandra Waston, Indi Ram, and Indra Ramcharran-Constantine.
SUN VALLEY – A coalition made up of schools and faith-based and community organizations met Thursday to rally residents against Waste Management Inc.’s plan to turn the Bradley Landfill into a transfer station and recycling center. About 300 people packed into Holy Rosary Church, where they argued that the community already receives thousands of tons of hazardous and green waste each day. They say the landfill is a contributing factor to asthma cases among children at nearby Fernangeles Elementary School. The landfill will create further health risks if it becomes a recycling center, they said. Community activists, such as Ricardo Loredo, 30, a teacher at Fernangeles Elementary and a lifelong Sun Valley resident, say that the voice of Sun Valley’s poor, immigrant community has been ignored for too long. “It falls on us to fight for the community,” Loredo said. “It falls on us to lead the way and get our voice heard. We’re members of the community. We’re members of this country, and we deserve to be heard. Sun Valley has been dumped on for so long.” Douglas Corcoran, director of operations at the Bradley Landfill, attended the meeting and agreed to meet with the organizers to hear their concerns. “This community has had a hefty burden of industries” so close to homes and schools, Corcoran said. The groups, under the umbrella of One LA-IAF, a social change advocacy group, have been celebrating their victory in getting Waste Management to drop its request for a 43-foot height extension at Bradley. The company decided late last year to let the Bradley permit run out without the extension. The landfill is set to close on April 14. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Jose Mourinho 1 Jose Mourinho has called on the Old Trafford faithful to raise the roof for a Europa League semi-final the manager claims is the “most important” match in Manchester United’s history.After a long, arduous campaign, United are within touching distance of the May 24 finale in Stockholm.United would obviously rather their tilt at continental glory came in the Champions League than the Europa League, but this competition offers silverware and a return to the top table.Standing in the Red Devils’ way in the last four are Celta Vigo, who arrive at Old Trafford looking to overturn a 1-0 first-leg defeat to reach their first major European final.It is a huge occasion for the Spanish club – as it is, Mourinho says, for the three-time European champions.“I think in terms of motivation, we are even,” the United manager said. “For Celta it is, in their words, the most important match of their history.“And my feelings, it’s also the most important match of our history.“It doesn’t matter what happened before, it doesn’t matter how big matches we played before.“What matters is the next one and the next one is (on Thursday), so I don’t believe Celta dreams more than us, that Celta wants more than us.“I really don’t believe so in this aspect I don’t think there will be a difference between both teams.”Mourinho wants that desire to be matched in the stands against Celta Vigo.The atmosphere at Old Trafford has been lacking at times – certainly compared to the raucous away support – and the United boss wants to be spurred on by their fans on Thursday.“I see a difference between matches,” Mourinho said. “I don’t think it’s consistent, the atmosphere and enthusiasm.“I could feel, for example, the match against Chelsea (2-0 Premier League win on April 16), they wanted to play from the first minute until the last. It was really a very strong Old Trafford.“We had other matches, for example, against Anderlecht where the stadium was not warm enough to make us feel that it was a very important match for us. “It was the second leg quarter-final so hopefully (Thursday) they have this feeling that it is a second leg semi-final.“The only game more important than the second leg of a semi-final is the final, so we have to fight hard (on Thursday).”The Europa League is Mourinho’s main focus and has been since injuries began to pile up last month.Acceptance that a Premier League top-four finish is likely beyond United led to changes in Sunday’s loss at rivals Arsenal, but the Portuguese is unapologetic.“When we lost them in a period of 17 matches in seven weeks, it was the impossible job,” he said.“It was not a gamble – it was just a consequence of our situation.“We are in this situation now and we have to fight for it, so let’s see if (on Thursday) we can do it and if we can go to the final.“But it doesn’t matter what, no regrets, We are giving everything we can – the players, myself, everyone that works around.“We are giving everything so when you give everything, no problem.”
Aodh Ruadh GAA NotesFootballAodh Ruadh enjoyed a comprehensive 1-6 to 4-14 win over Naomh Bríd in Ballintra on Saturday afternoon. The result sees Aodh Ruadh go clear at the top of the division three table, although the other main promotion contenders all have games in hand.Peter Boyle’s shot stopping was fully tested and not found wanting, while Damien Cleary and Ciron Whoriskey defended with verve.Pauric Patton didn’t look out of place in his first outing in a senior jersey and in the middle of the pitch Ronan McGurrin and Kerry Ryan both gave combative displays. The half forward line was the engine room of this win, with the creativity of Anthony Boyle, David McGurrin and Ronan Drummond just too much for Naomh Bríd to deal with. Up front David Dolan was a terror with Jamie McDonald and Diarmaid McInerney exploiting opportunities ruthlessly. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.Aodh Ruadh reserves sustained their first defeat of the season with a 3-11 to 4-4 loss in Páirc Naomh Bríd. The Ballintra Laghey men were clearly up for this one and set about their work with gusto in the first half, and had a goal and a point on the board within minutes, punishing a very flat start by Aodh Ruadh. They hit another goal just before half time to lead at the break 2-6 to 1-3. To have closed to within four points of Naomh Bríd by the finish, despite what was a below par performance from the Ernesiders was good going in itself. There weren’t too many stand out performances on this occasion, but the work of Sticky Ward gave the visitors a lifeline, creating bother for Ballintra any time he got on the ball. Cookie O’Halloran got on a lot of ball in the second half and dealt well with a lot of physical treatment. We have an extended match report and pictures from the game, the joint efforts of Cathal Maguire and Brian Drummond up on aodhruadh.org. Aodh Ruadh are on a break next week with the Rory Gallagher festival. The next scheduled ACFL division three action is away against Burt the following Saturday, 7th June.Congratulations to the Donegal minors who completed the first part of a double over Derry on Sunday afternoon with a 1-10 to 0-8 victory. Well done to Niall Harley and Colm Kelly and also to team mentor Mick McGrath.Saturday last seen a great display of football with teams from Donegal, Leitrim and Fermanagh taking part in the annual Sean Slevin under 14 memorial tournament. After some very close encounters at the group stages it was the hosts, Aodh Ruadh, and Saint Mary’s from Carrick-on-Shannon who contested the final. In what was absolutely perfect conditions for football Aodh Ruadh took an early lead knocking up 1-1 before Saint Mary’s made any reply. A very strong Carrick team dug deep and managed to draw level just before the stroke of half-time. Saint Mary’s started strongest in the second half pulling two point ahead but a Michael McKenna goal gave Aodh Ruadh the advantage again midway through the second half. Saint Mary’s scored another few points but a beautiful Evan McTernan goal in the dying minutes sealed the win for Aodh Ruadh by the narrowest of margins leaving the score Aodh Ruadh 3-2 Saint Mary’s 1-7. Thanks to all the parents who helped out on the day with catering making sure that everyone was well fed. Thanks to Raymond Granaghan who helped keep things running on time and to Shane Toolan and David Hoey, our referees for the day. We have a large gallery of pictures from the tournament up on aodhruadh.org. The under 14s are back in championship action this Wednesday at home to Naomh Columba with a 7pm throw in. A good showing of support for the lads would be greatly appreciated.The under 12s hosted Glencar Manorhamilton last Wednesday in Father Tierney Park with a lot of good performances from the Aodh Ruadh players over the course of the two games.The under 10s take on Saint Naul’s in Father Tierney Park this Tuesday. Players to be at the park for 6.15pm with the first games throwing in at 6.45pm. Training as usual on Saturday at 11am. Well done to our under 8 players who took part in a blitz in Ballintra last Saturday. They showed great progression across the four games. We have a team shot of the players up on the Aodh Ruadh Facebook page. Representing Aodh Ruadh on the day were Killian Bradshaw, Eoin Cassidy, Ben Daly, Eoin Doogan, Liam Doogan, Sadhbh Hughes, Tom Holland, Donagh Kelly, Micheál Keown, Cian McDonald, Hugh Óg Maguire, James Monaghan, Tom Murphy, Ted O’Donnell, Cillian Slevin and James Ward. Under 8 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6.30pm.Under 6 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6.30pm.LadiesGood luck to our senior team who travel to Carndonagh this Tuesday evening to play in All-county division 2, 13-a-side league, with a throw-in at 7.30pm.Our under 14s played Naomh Conaill last Friday in the second round of the league. Naomh Conaill notched up a good number of early scores in the first half. Despite a great come-back by Aodh Ruadh in the second half the Glenties side came away with the win. This is the first game our girls have conceded. Next up for them is a home game against Termon, details of which will be confirmed shortly. The final game in round two will be an away match against Gaoth Dobhair. We have some pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Next Saturday, June 7th, the under 12s are hosting the first of this year’s blitzes. We will have Bundoran, Four Masters, Saint Naul’s and Killybegs coming and the games are due to start at 11am. Again we will need parents to help out, in this case with the catering for the event with a lot of players due to be on the premises. Please let the coaches know if you have an hour or more to offer to help with the organisation of what should be a great day.The under 8s and under 10s are travelling to Grange this Saturday, 31st May, for some mini-games. The fun begins at 1pm and we are looking for parents to help out with the transport. Please let the coaches know if you intend to travel and can offer lifts.Finally, if you still have to pay your ladies membership the time is NOW. Contact your team manager. No fee = no insurance cover = no game.HurlingAodh Ruadh confined MacCumhaill’s to a solitary point from open play in a comfortable 2-10 to 0-4 Ulster Táin Hurling League division three victory on Sunday evening. That win pushes Aodh Ruadh up to fifth in the table. Defensively Shane McNulty stood out, while Ciaran Kilgannon and Paul Hughes had a stranglehold around the middle of the pitch and up front the half forward line of Chris Kilgannon, Conor Gilmartin and Conor McNeely were exceptional. Chris Kilgannon also top scored with a haul of 1-4. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.The under 14s suffered a heavy and demoralising defeat on Thursday last against Buncrana in the league semi-final in Scarvey. The lads never got to grips with the pace of the game and offered very little challenge to a strong Buncrana team. We only had the bare 15 for this game and credit to those who travelled and tried their best. It’s been a tough league campaign for this panel, but great credit is due to the lads who stuck with it when other players withdrew from the panel.Best of luck to Eddie Lynch, Ciaran Rami, Eugene Drummond, Oisín Roper, Brendan Gillespie, Oisín Rooney and Dónal Sweeny who are on the Donegal minor panel who play Derry this Saturday in Celtic Park in the Ulster Minor Championship.Underage training continues on Sunday at 12 noon all welcome especially beginners.Cash for ClothesCash for Clothes for the month of June the Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee are having their annual Cash for Clothes fund-raising collection. We’re collecting unwanted clothing in good condition, shoes, belts and handbags, we’re also collecting blankets, sheets, curtains once they’re bagged separately. This is a good chance to clean out your wardrobes and help us raise funds for the promotion and development of underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh. Contact any of the following who will arrange collection of your unwanted clothing etc Tara Keenaghan 086-3331903, Fionnuala Gillespie 087-6668634 and John Rooney 086-2587793.Fantasy race for SamTop of the pile this week is Gerry Gallagher and his team Belleek Boys on 58 points. His team (Tyrone-10, Galway-10 and O’Hare-6) has placed him in first place this week. In second place is Philip Patton and his team, County Colours, on 50 points, with his younger brother John Patton Jr another point adrift in third with his team, Yes Patsy. Another Gerry Gallagher and his team Ardara Forever are in fourth place on 45 points with Darren Cox and his team of Ernie Gaels rounding out the top five on 44 points. With the Patton brothers fighting it out at the top, its Rebecca Patton and her team of Legal Eagles that occupy last place along with Aiden Givens and his team, Whiskey Is Best. Both of them have yet to score a solitary point. As always the leader board and the complete entry list is available on aodhruadh.org, The Bridgend Bar, Ballybookies and Owen Roes Bar. Anyone who has yet to pay for their entry is urged to do so as soon as possible.BingoThe winner of the €400 jackpot was Kathleen Flanagan (again!) from Belleek. This Friday is the May Big Bingo, with a prize fund of almost €2,900, with a €1,000 jackpot game. Books are €15 for a full book, €8 for a half, or buy your book and a half for €20. The Game 5 summer snowball continues to grow, and now stands at €280 on 49 numbers or less.LottoThere was no winner of the €9,100 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 9, 12, 13 and 15. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Sheila Killalea, Assaroe View, Mary Butler, Erne Dale Heights; Teresa Herron, Bishop Street; Margaret Travers, c/o Pat’s Bar; and Gerry Sheerin, Tullaghan. Next draw is in The Mall Bar on Monday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €9,200 so get out there and buy your ticket; if you’re not in, you can’t win!The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH EARN COMPREHENSIVE VICTORY OVER NAOMH BRÍD was last modified: May 27th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSport