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  • Draft Local Content Policy lacks key strategies – former PSC Chair

    first_imgFormer Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Desmond SearsDraft Local Content Policy lacks key strategies – former PSC ChairBefore handing over the post of Chairman at the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Friday, Desmond Sears spoke about the fact that there is need for a stronger Local Content Policy as the draft legislation is still missing key elements as to how it will achieve its goals.According to Sears, the need for Local Content Policies and practices being imbedded within the legislative framework is critical at this point, given that oil production is expected within a few months’ time.Although the importance of this legislation cannot be underscored enough, he made mentioned the inadequacies in the current draft, prepared by the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy.According to him, “The draft Local Content Policy recognizes, in generic terms, the objective of local content strategies. It doesn’t speak to the specificities with respect to how it intends to execute local content activities and/ or strategies”.Sears said that Guyana has enough evidence and experience from other oil-producing countries around the world, with respect to lessons learnt from having poorly implemented Local Content Policy (LCP).However, as important as the legislation is, he pointed to the equal prominence balance would take, given that a strong LCP can scare away investors.He explained, “In some countries, it is now imperative that local content strategy be adjusted to adjust important questions about definitions and the measurement of local content and seeking balance between strong regulation and encouraging investment that secures the best possible outcome”.The former Chairman added, “It is the responsibility of the host Governments to link local content to Governance, anti-corruption strategies and substantive transparency by all parties”.On this note, Sears said he believed that with the right policies and involvement with all stakeholders, the natural resource could be developmental. Nonetheless, “In order for local content policies to be effective, it is therefore imperative that we seek to enable the necessary legislative framework in so doing,” he urged.The Local Content Policy would guide the State in guarding against local companies being bypassed for contracts and services, while foreign companies and workers are favoured.Former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin had said the second review of the Local Content Policy is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019, as Government wants the new legislation to be ‘balanced’.Just last month, Guyana Times reported that despite mounting pressure on the Energy Department to finalise the legislation Policy— which would allow Guyanese to benefit from the sector— the key piece of legislation is still in consultation phase.According to the Director of the Department, Dr Mark Bynoe, he is looking forward to the consultancy phase being completed by June.“The Local Content Policy… draft report is currently with us, and we are looking towards possibly the ending of June for the completion of that consultancy, given the consultations necessary before that policy is finalised,” he explained.The Government’s Energy Department Head had assured that the document would be ready long before first oil, which is now due in a matter of months. This commitment was given more than three years after oil was first discovered off Guyana’s coast by United States oil giant ExxonMobil.last_img read more

  • Libby considers truth – as last resort

    first_imgIt just got away from them: After dipping close to the $2.25-per-gallon mark for no apparent reason, the price of gas has jumped up to nearly $3 per gallon, leaving energy companies just as baffled as the consumer. “I guess we were caught off guard,” said one executive. “We have no idea how we let the price drop to $2.25. Heads will roll. We just hope it’s Al Gore’s head and not ours.” What was that? Last week an election snuck into Los Angeles and, before voters realized it had arrived, was gone. “Usually these things show up around November,” said a stunned Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “This one really caught us by surprise.” Though the mayor was startled by the election, it didn’t keep him from displaying his usual 25-8 work ethic. “But actually, it doesn’t matter who got elected; I’ll probably be taking over the job by the end of the week.” She’s so misunderstood: Ann Coulter explained that when she referred to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a “faggot,” it wasn’t meant as a gay slur. It was meant as a schoolyard putdown. So now we know she wasn’t being a sexist bigot. She was just being a sophomoric bully. No-worry clot: Vice President Cheney had a health scare when a blood clot was found in his leg. “The clot moved toward the heart area,” said one of Cheney’s surgeons. “In a normal person that might be fatal. Luckily, Mr. Cheney hasn’t had a heart in there for years.” The vice president was fortunate enough to receive the best medical care because, as fate would have it, he wasn’t a veteran. Jack was out of town: With the Lakers already having to play without injured Lamar Odom, Vladimar Radmanovic, Ronny Turiaf and Luke Walton, the NBA suspended all-star Kobe Bryant for hitting another player in the face. That forced the team to field a unique lineup against the Milwaukee Bucks. “We had to make do with what we could put together at the last minute,” said coach Phil Jackson, who scored eight points and pulled down six rebounds in his first game as a player in almost 30 years. All we need is cash: Paul McCartney’s ex, Heather Mills, is asking for $3,000 a day in support from the ex-Beatle. “Mr. McCartney may be wealthier that the average multimillionaire,” said his attorney, Iam Nowhereman. “But if Ms. Mills continues to siphon money, at this rate, soon he’ll be … well, still very wealthy, but not as wealthy as Donald Trump, and even he has to speak at the Learning Annex just to make ends meet.” No more free Depends: NASA has announced the firing of Lisa Nowak Jones, the adult-diapered love-sick astronaut. “We would have kept her on,” said NASA official Buzz Lightyear, “but we’ve decided to go with potty-trained astronauts.” Spring forward, fall back … to sleep: Daylight-saving time kicked in this morning, three weeks earlier than usual. “We needed to make up the time that was lost covering Anna Nicole Smith’s death and funeral,” said Clock Fake Rolex Timex. “We’re hoping that no more faux celebrities die in the next few years, or else we’ll have to start reversing time to catch up, and as most scientists will tell you, that becomes messy.” Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Going to any length: Lewis “Scooter” Libby has pledged not to give up fighting his perjury conviction. “We’re pulling out all the stops for my appeal,” said Libby. “If it comes to it, I’d even consider telling the truth.” Friends are tough to kill: Libby’s former boss, Dick Cheney, who had originally instructed his trusted aide to spread the word of Joe Wilson and his CIA agent wife, Valerie Plame, was disappointed in the jury’s decision. “I shot a friend in the face and got away with it,” said the playful vice president. “Why should it be any different from stabbing a friend in the back?” Looking at your guilty verdict half full: With the Walter Reed scandal, the quagmire in Iraq and a 30 percent favorability rating, President George W. Bush is pretty cheery about the Libby verdict. “The media wants to focus on the White House staff engaged in criminal activity,” said spokesman Tony Snow. “The president is more gratified by how many on his staff haven’t been caught.” Scooter fun fact: Though Libby was shown to be the consummate liar, he has never run for political office. last_img read more

  • Bandari’s Mwalala named August best coach

    first_imgFor his effort, he was rewarded with KSh75,000 and a personalized trophy courtesy of title sponsors Fidelity Insurance.“I dedicate this award to my players who made it possible; they had belief in themselves and put to action what we practice in training. We played difficult matches that month but thanks to hard work from my players we won all which helped us finish second in the league,” Mwalala said after receiving the award from Fidelity Insurance Mombasa Branch manager Nhaaman Shariff at their Mbaraki Sports Club training base.Bandari FC head Coach Bernard Mwalala receiving the awardTo be voted the best, Mwalala, who joined the dockers in mid-season from Nzoia United, started the month with a 1-3 victory away to Posta Rangers, the broke giants Gor Mahia’s unbeaten run by handing the champions a 2-1 beating, went on to beat Tusker FC 0-1 away before winding the month with a 1-0 win over his former employers Nzoia at the Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa.“Breaking Gor Mahia’s unbeaten run was a turning point to us, when they came here they were on top, winning CAF matches and I told my boys not to concentrate on breaking the unbeaten but to pick maximum points and reduce the gap within them,” Mwalala added.With the new season just weeks away, Mwalala says he is lucky not to lose his regular players during the transfer window as he targets getting wins in the opening five matches.“Our strategy this season is to win the opening five matches then put target thereafter, we were lucky not to lose any player from first team so it will be easy for me to continue from where I left.”Mwalala has already roped in keeper Mustafa Oduor, defender Brian Otieno all from his former side Nzoia as well as Moses Mudavadi from St Anthony High School.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC head Coach receiving award from Fidelity Insurance Mombasa Branch manager Nhaaman ShariffMOMBASA, Kenya, Nov 26 – Bandari FC’s Bernard Mwalala has been belatedly named as the Fidelity Insurance/SJAK Coach of the Month for August after guiding the coastal Kenyan Premier League side unbeaten that month.Mwalala was voted unanimously by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Football Commission after picking maximum points, winning all the four games to bag the 12 points available.last_img read more

  • Hospital contractor on board

    first_imgPALMDALE – With the hiring of a general contractor, construction of Palmdale’s hospital is expected to go into full swing this summer. Layton Construction of Utah was hired by Universal Health Services to build the Palmdale Regional Medical Center and is in the process of lining up its equipment and subcontractors. “From this point, it’s going to be full speed,” said Robert Trautman, chief executive officer of Lancaster Community Hospital and UHS’ senior area official. Trautman said he could not provide cost figures for the Layton contractor because of the effort to line up subcontractors. The last disclosed estimate for building the Palmdale Regional Medical Center was $100 million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The hospital is projected to be completed in late 2007. Other work is already under way on the hospital site, south of Palmdale Boulevard at 10th Street West. Under two separate contracts, utilities are being put underground and retaining walls are going up, said Michael Adams, Palmdale’s housing director. Along with two medical office buildings being constructed as part of the overall project, the hospital construction will employ 1,300 workers and pump about $200 million into the region’s economy, according to UHS. When the complex is complete, it will provide between 800 and 1,000 jobs and have an economic impact of $359 million. Built for 239 beds, the new hospital is expected to open with 171 beds, because that is as many as officials expect they initially can find the staff for. The new hospital will have 35 emergency room beds. The hospital will end the city’s distinction as California’s largest community without a hospital, a status it has held since Desert Palms Hospital closed in 1996. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • ATHLETICS: THE RESULTS FROM THE GWEEDORE CELTIC ACADEMY 5K

    first_imgGweedore Celtic Youth Academy   5KName               Time1            Séimí Ferry 18.472            Gareth Kerrigan 18.583 Edward Harkin 19.024 Hugh Boyle 19.45 Joe Blair 19.476 Eugene Mc Cafferty 19.537 A. N. Other 20.018 Joe Mc Fadden  20.19 Mícheál Ferry 20.1610 Alan Rodgers  20.2611 A. N. Other 20.312 Robert Alcorn 20.4413 Paul Mc Gee 20.4814 Conor Ó Dochartaigh 20.5615 Jambo Boyle 21.216 Noreen Mc Gee 21.2517 A. N. Other 21.3918 Gerard Diver  22.0419 Seán Ó Dónaill 22.1520 James Whoriskey 22.321 Pádraig Gallagher 22.4322 Eddie Mc Fadden 22.5623 Liam Ferry 23.1224 Brian Wiggins  23.1825 Dylan O Donnell  23.2326 John Ferry 23.427 Anne Harkin 23.4528 Owen Coyle 23.529 Mícheál Doherty  23.5630 Kathleen Griffen  23.5831 Con Mc Mullin 24.132 E Gallagher 25.0233 Sinead Boyle 25.1534 Mícheál Coll  25.1735 Declan Breslin  25.2436 Neil Griffin  25.2837 Odhrán Mac Niallais 25.3838 Sadie Mc Devitt  25.4639 Caithlín Rodgers  26.2140 Niamh Dorrian 26.4141 Rosaleen Wiggins 26.4442 Fergus O Donnell  27.0443 Patrick Ferry 27.2144 Lee Mc Geever 27.2245 Brendan Mc Bride 27.3646 Antoin Doherty  27.447 Maureen Doherty  27.4248 Micheal John Coll  28.2549 Sam Ferry 2950 Ryan Doherty 2951 Shaun O Gallchóir 29.0952 Cian Mc Bride 30.3353 Riana Mc Bride 31.2354 Clodagh Gallagher 31.3155 Áine Whoriskey  31.456 Aoife Barr 31.4657 Clíona Barr 31.558 Maureen Coyle 32.2859 Eamon Mc Garvey 32.2960 Anne Mc Gee 32.361 Antoin Doherty  33.0362 Caoimhe Mc Gee 33.4763 Emer Ní Dhónaill 35.1164 Aiden Breathnach 35.4465 Cian Doran 35.4866 Charlie Doherty 36.0567 Sarah Mhicí  36.1468 Hanah Diver 36.1569 Eibhlín Ní Dhonaill 37.2470 A. N. Other 37.2771 Daithí Óg Mac Roibéard 37.4472 Neil Doran 37.4773 Molly Ní Cheallaigh 37.4774 Caitlín Coyle 38.5375 Aisling Coyle 38.5576 Aoife Mc Bride 39.0577 Anne Mc Fadden 39.2178 Katrina Mc Gee 39.2179 Sara Doherty  39.2180 Marie O Donnell  39.3981 Síle Ní Ghallchóir 39.5582 Aoife Mc Bride  40.0883 Maureen Mc Gee 40.0884 Suzanne Ní Ghallchóir 40.2485 Bríd Nic Goidh 40.2586 Bríd Diver 40.2687 Máire Anna 40.4288 Eimer Dourney 41.4889 A. N. Other 41.590 Marian Ferry 4291 Ailish Ó Dochartaigh 42.292 Eimear Ferry 42.3393 Tricia Mc Gurk 42.3394 Hazel Friel  43.2195 Dara Friel 43.2196 Dee Carolan 43.397 Odhrán Mac Roibéard 44.1198 Peggy O Donnell  44.1599 Ciara Nic Aoidh 44.2100 Nóra Roarty  44.43101 Martine Roarty 44.43102 Patricia Nic Roibéard 44.43103 Eoghan O Dónaill 44.43104 Caitlín Mc Bride 44.43105 Caoimhe Breathnach  44.43106 Sinéad Mc Bride 44.43107 Caitlín Mc Garvey  46.04108 Eamon Gallagher 46.08109 Noleen Gallagher 46.08110 Dillon Cannon  47.18111 Shane Barr 47.24112 Eilane Duggan 47.24113 Ryan Doherty 47.4114 Danny Molly 47.41115 Caitlin Ferry 47.55116 Tina Ní Ghallchóir 47.55117 Angela Gallagher 47.55118 Donna Duggan 47.55119 Bríd Coll  48.07120 Maureen Doherty  48.07121 Caitríona Gallagher 48.07122 Karen Molloy 48.07123 Patricia Curran 48.07124 Mary Gallagher 48.21125 Eilish Ferry 50.06126 Feena Mc Bride 20.36127 Greta Mc Bride 50.36128 Eillie Douglas  51.07129 Danny Mc Gurk 51.27130 Máire Murtagh – Douglas 51.27ATHLETICS: THE RESULTS FROM THE GWEEDORE CELTIC ACADEMY 5K was last modified: September 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: THE RESULTS FROM THE GWEEDORE CELTIC ACADEMY 5Klast_img read more

  • Barcelona could beat Arsenal to signing of highly-rated Argentine

    first_img LIVING THE DREAM Barcelona are ready to swoop for Arsenal target Cristian Pavon after Lionel Messi urged the club to sign him.The winger has been getting rave reviews for Boca Juniors and it earned him a spot in Argentina’s World Cup squad. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 1 REVEALED targets The 22-year-old showed flashes of brilliance in Russia which demonstrated why Arsenal have been tracking him.But now the Gunners risk being blown out of the water as, according to AS, Messi has told Barcelona to sign Pavon.Messi has played alongside the winger for Argentina and he has been impressed by his talent.The 31-year-old now wants Barca to fork over the cash for the youngster so he can join him at the Nou Camp.The Spanish champions are in the market for a new forward and failed with an approach for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.Pavon could now become their new number one target, especially if Messi is pushing his case. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on IN DEMAND LATEST RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Messi is a big fan of Argentine team-mate Pavon Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

  • Fantasy Premier League: Is Richarlison fit? Richarlison injury update

    first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “With him everything is okay… He is only tired nothing more,” said Silva.It was feared that the Toffees £50m winger (who has emerged as a £6.5m bargain in Fantasy Premier League) would miss their next couple of matches after being substituted during his side’s 2-2 opening game draw against Wolves.However the Brazilian, who scored twice at Molineux, is fully in contention for this Saturday’s 3pm kick-off at Goodison Park. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal REVEALED Richarlison bagged two goals on his Everton debut targets Everton manager Marco Silva has confirmed Richarlison is fit to play against Southampton on Saturday.The 41-year-old gave an injury update at his press conference to preview this weekend’s action, and declared the Brazilian fit to start. Latest Everton News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? HUMBLE gameday cracker REVEALED BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas possible standings revealed targets 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Duncan Ferguson: ‘All I’ve done is walk up and down the touchline shouting’last_img read more

  • Masry always willing to battle for justice

    first_imgEd Masry is a modern-day hero. The attorney and Thousand Oaks city councilman, made famous by the movie “Erin Brockovich,” had an incredible willingness to get involved and take action. He faced life’s challenges and, where some would shrink, he stood strong. He was fearless and he was compassionate. His willingness to act on the injustices of life made him a true advocate for the people. His generosity in putting up his own money to fight for the little guy showed his commitment to a multitude of causes, too many to list. His dedication to issues both big and small defined the man. Masry challenged almost every oil company in the state of California for MTBE pollution. He supported Brockovich and helped with the legal fight against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for polluting groundwater on behalf of the people of Hinkley, Calif. The case was settled for $333 million. He fought to stop the underhanded $600,000-plus attempt to recall slow-growth Thousand Oaks City Councilwoman Elois Zeanah. Masry also helped fund the Save Open-Space and Agricultural Resources, or SOAR, campaign, as well as toxic tests of runoff from Rocketdyne. I relate these accomplishments because I think Masry’s example will give others strength to stand up for justice, good government and the environment. His willingness to seize the day was evidenced in his everyday activities. I remember he and his wife joining me in front of Home Depot to gather signatures for the SOAR initiative. I remember walking the trail to Hill Canyon with Masry, concerned for his safety. Next thing I knew he was fording the creek, balancing himself on a couple of wooden boards. I remember when I told him I would only run for re-election to the Thousand Oaks City Council if he would run with me, and how he didn’t flinch. He joined me as we won every precinct in the city with a 2-to-1 margin. I remember the campaign trail and the fun. I dragged him to a campaign interview for cable TV. To our surprise it turned out the interview show was called “In Bed With Nigel,” and had Nigel interviewing people in a bed. Masry took off his shoes and jumped right in. When you met Ed Masry, what stood out was his humor, his brilliance, his straight talk, his love for his wife, Joette, and his pride in his family. There will never be another like him, and I feel so fortunate to have had him as a friend and ally. May God bless him. Linda Parks, a former mayor of Thousand Oaks, represents the 2nd District on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Write to her by e-mail at Linda.Parks@ventura.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals He stood up for all of us, and we are so fortunate to have had him on our side. Masry was a hero in the struggle against the proposed Ahmanson Ranch development in Ventura near the Los Angeles County line when he defended Save Open Space in international court when Washington Mutual tried to close down the Ahmanson.org Web site. He was there for us in fighting to make Borchard Road safer, and opposing public officials’ proposal to shoehorn a golf course into the Hill Canyon wetlands. He fought the Western Plateau deal because it “gave away the store” to the developers and converted what were to be 350 senior and affordable units into market-rate housing. He challenged the negotiations that gave millionaire developer Rick Caruso city-owned land and subsidies amounting to more than $12 million. last_img read more

  • Softball Splits on Final Day of UNI-Dome Classic

    first_img at Arizona 2/16/2017 – 6:00 PM In the first game against South Dakota State, the Bulldogs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second inning with one of the runs coming on a RBI double by senior Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.). The Jackrabbits cut the lead in half in the bottom of the inning with a solo home run. Full Schedule Roster Following the UNI-Dome Classic, Drake travels to Tucson, Ariz., to play in Wildcat Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona, where the Bulldogs will play six games over four days, Feb. 16-19. They start their trip with a game against Arizona on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.Print Friendly Version Drake added three runs in the fifth inning. Junior Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) drove in the first run with an RBI single and later Sowa slugged a two-run home run. In the next inning, sophomore Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) drove in the final run for the Bulldogs with an RBI single. The international tiebreaker rule was used in the eighth inning. The Badgers scored their first run on an error and passed ball. One batter late Kelsey Jenkins hit a two-run home run to go up 4-1. Live Stats Junior Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) earned the start in the circle against Wisconsin. Newman allowed just one run in the first seven innings and it came in the fourth inning. PAC 12 Drake tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth inning on a RBI double by Smith. The Bulldogs put runners on first and second base in the seventh inning but couldn’t push the winning run in. Watch Live Preview Next Game: Junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) pitched a complete game and allowed four runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts and one walk. With the win Smith improved to 2-0 on the season. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team edged South Dakota State, 6-4, and lost an extra-inning nail bitter to Wisconsin, 4-1, on the final day of the 2017 UNI-Dome Classic. Drake holds a 4-1 overall record after its first tournament of the 2017 season.last_img read more

  • PAT SPILLANE AND JOE BROLLY AMONG GAA LEGENDS SET FOR BALLYBOFEY CHARITY MATCH

    first_imgJim and Paul during the All Star TripThe NYPD teamSOME of the country’s greatest living GAA stars have been confirmed in the line-up for a charity football match at MacCumhaill Park to raise funds for the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital.TV pundits and football legends Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane will be among those togging out for the game. Th unique charity event on Monday 7th October in MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey, will see the mighty New York Police Department roll into town to take on the cream of Ireland’s GAA Legends as part of the Gathering 2013.The Football All Ireland is over, and Sam Maguire is back in the capital for the second time in 3 years leaving the GAA diehards in Mayo hungry for another year, but this football match is an ideal bookend for football followers in the county.This charity football match follows a previous trip by NYPD in 2002 and raising money for charity is an important part of these trips with the NYPD Gaelic Football Club who have helped raised thousands of dollars for worthy charities.Brian McGarvey, Chairperson of The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital said: “The Friends have raised more than €4.5m since 1992 to help provide better healthcare equipment and facilities for the people of the North West and this unique event in our 21st year will help raise much needed funds to support cardiac services at Letterkenny General Hospital. “As everybody knows, a freak flood in late July of this year has cast a shadow over the hospital, but I am confident with the support of the Friends that the Hospital will be bigger and better when it is rebuilt.”Jim McGuinness said he is delighted to be involved.“Paul organised a football game for the All-Ireland winning team in New York last year and when he first spoke about the possibility of organising the match, I thought it was a great idea as a charity match,” said Jim.“The Friends Of Letterkenny General Hospital had approached me earlier this year to become an Ambassador for them and this event is an ideal fundraising opportunity. The Friends are celebrating 21 years of fundraising in 2013 and I am delighted to support the charity in any way.”The GAA Legends team includes Kieran McGeeney, (Armagh), Eamon O’Hara (Sligo), Fergal McGill (Leitrim) Pauric Dunne (Offaly), Anthony Tohill(Derry), Paddy Bradley (Derry), Peter Canavan (Tyrone), Brian McGuigan(Tyrone) Joe Brolly (Derry), Nudie Hughes (Monaghan), Dessie Farrell (Dublin), Dara O Shea (Kerry), Seamus Darby (Offaly), Colm O’Rourke (Meath), Pat Spillane (Kerry) and local Donegal heros include Martin McHugh, James McHugh, Manus Boyle, John Joe Doherty, Barry McGowan, Brendan Deveeney and Mark Crossan. The Legends team is growing day by day as word of the event spreads from county to county.A large number of the All-Ireland winning team have also committed to playing on the night including Michael Murphy, Karl Lacey, Colm McFadden, Paul Durkan, Neil McGee, Neil Gallagher, Frank McGlynn, Anthony Thompson and Mark McHugh. A great football game is always followed by a great post match debate and this game is no different with a great nights craic and entertainment lined up for the Post Match Celebration in Jacksons Hotel. There is an opportunity to meet and chat to the players with light refreshments being served which is followed by a great nights dancing from a host of entertainers including David Craige, Grainne Gavigan, Anne Biddie Deirdre Bonner and Gary Gamble.For tickets and further please contact the Friends Office on 9104466 or www.friendsoflgh.ie.Peter McCormack, a NYPD police officer said the NYPD Gaelic Football Team is extremely proud to represent its city in the International Tournament this October in Dublin.“As part of the Gathering, the NYPD GFC will be playing Tournament matches in Croke Park, Westmanstown Sports Complex and Ballybofey. “It is with great pride, that I lead our club, as President, in a charity match in my home town of Ballybofey. The NYPD will be teaming up with members of the 2012 All Ireland Champions, Donegal, in a match against a GPA Legends selection featuring Martin McHugh, Darragh O’Se and Joe Brolly. The legends team will led by GPA President, and former Dublin great, Dessie Farrell.”The NYPD Gaelic Football Club was formed in 1990, to keep the heritage alive and raise money for charities.Said Peter: “Our club has been instrumental in providing financial support to numerous charities, over the last 20 years. Over the last 5 years, on the Football field, our club has been extremely successful, winning the International Police Tournament in 2007, winning the silver medal in the 2011 World Police Fire Games and most recently winning the GPA sponsored Breezy Point Cup several months ago.“Our motto, “Keep the Heritage Alive” is our Club’s main focus, with raising money for worthy charities as our priority goal. We look forward to participating in this charity match in Donegal.”PAT SPILLANE AND JOE BROLLY AMONG GAA LEGENDS SET FOR BALLYBOFEY CHARITY MATCH was last modified: September 25th, 2013 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:BallybofeyCharity MatchDonegal GAAFriends of Letterkenny HospitalJOE BROLLYPat Spillanelast_img read more