PATSY McGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT

first_imgFinn Valley’s Dempsey Mc Guigan has got his season underway with a pb 64.89 with the 6kg hammer over the weekend and is chasing the europeanjunior under 20  standard of 66m which is within his reach.Opportunities that lay ahead to achieve that are this weekend in South Of England championships, Bedford, the following Saturday where the English champs are held and then the following day in Tullamore the Irish nationals.Dempsey with his brother Fellan set new national records in the hammer event in their age group when winning in 2010 and with Dalton competing really well in the steeple this season they are an exceptional family combination. Also chasing a European standard right now is Noel Collins in the 1500m under 23 but he will be disappointed with his 3.47 odd over last weekend in Watford while in the States Holly Knight returned 35.41.72 for 10k in the Ncaa 10k final.Well done to Denver Kelly, Charles Mc Daid and Kieran Brady members of the Burnfoot boys relay team that won the Donegal Community Games in Milford.This weekend its European cup in Izmir with Patsy as team manager Tori in the pole vault and the team doctor club member Pauric Mitchell they will encounter serious heat not a problem we are used to in Ireland just now add in Mary Mc Loone and Darren Mc Brearty to heighten the Donegal connection over Saturday /Sunday.Also this wekend the Ulster 14,15,16,17 champs in Antrim with a under 9,10,11 competition in Donegal Town Wednesday night @ 6pm All youngsters in these age groups should make their way over . Lifford stage their annual 5k Friday night and then we look forward to June 24th and the Aghyaran 5k always an enjoyable ocassion . It all adds up to a busy schedule added to by the selection of John Kelly, Shaun Woods and Blaithnaid for the Ulster schools team for Tailteann Games and congrats and best wishes are extended to this trio and their coaches Niall Wilkinson ,Bernie Alcorn and John Kelly PATSY McGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:patsy mcgonagle’s athletics reportlast_img read more

DEIS SUCCESS IN DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS – McHUGH

first_imgDeputy Joe McHughDonegal Deputy Joe McHugh has welcomed the announcement from Minister Quinn which shows that DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunities in Schools) is working in primary schools around the country.Commenting on the report’s findings, Deputy Joe McHugh: “I am very pleased to see the findings released today, which show that test scores in DEIS primary schools at all grade levels have increased significantly.“This is something I worked closely on to convince the Minister to retain the DEIS disadvantaged classification and these strong indications of improvement among primary school students demonstrates how important this programme is. “The education system, specifically in Donegal, needs to address the different challenges students and teachers are facing.“As we know, small schools are common in the North West region and this is an issue that many of them face.“There is no question that some schools are going to come under enormous pressure, including some faith-based schools and this administration needs to focus on addressing individual needs and requirements, acknowledging that schools of different sizes and religious faiths face different issues. Investment in education is paramount in getting people into the work place and I believe the continued success of this programme will play a big role in that process.”  DEIS SUCCESS IN DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS – McHUGH was last modified: December 17th, 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:DEIS SUCCESS IN DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS – McHUGHlast_img read more