Kordell Stewart, App State and more: Michigan’s most heartbreaking football losses

first_imgThe “Miracle at Michigan” is just one example.  Michigan football has endured so many last-minute losses over the years, and they are the kind that are replayed on a loop for years. No college football fanbase has that many heartbreaking losses of that magnitude.    When: Appalachian State 34, No. 5 Michigan 32 What happened: The Mountaineers pulled off the biggest upset ever by a FCS team by coming into the Big House and taking out the Wolverines. Julian Rauch kicked the go-ahead field goal with 26 seconds remaining, but Michigan still had a chance to win when Chad Henne connected with Mario Manningham for a 46-yard gain. Appalachian State’s Corey Lynch blocked Jason Gingell’s 37-yard field goal attempt on the next play. That ended what Michigan’s fans now simply refer to as “The Horror.” ESPN will replay that game Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. It’s a chance to relive Kordell Stewart’s legendary Hail Mary in 1994. It’s a game Wolverines fans might want to avoid. New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon — who has written several books about the program — put it best last summer.  “For a program that seeks to be boringly conservative, doing things the right way and some ways staying in the limelight, it’s amazing how much drama attaches to Michigan,” Bacon told Sporting News. “Some of it is just dumb luck. Kordell Stewart, Appalachian State and a host of other games you can think of are just immensely painful losses.”  MORE: Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh marches in Ann Arbor protestMany of those happened in the final minute or overtime, and they are still just as painful to watch. Sporting News ranked 12 heartbreaking Michigan losses, and we didn’t include the 2006 Ohio State-Michigan showdown when Shawn Crable was called for a late hit on Troy Smith with 6:49 remaining in the fourth quarter. That one sticks, too.  These dozen losses went down to the wire, and they still hurt in Ann Arbor. Did we get it right?  12. A-Train fumbles  Final score: No. 21 Northwestern 54, No. 12 Michigan 51  When: Nov. 4, 2000 What happened: The Wolverines had a 51-46 lead in the finale minute at No. 21 Northwestern, and Anthony Thomas appeared to break away for the game-clinching first down. Thomas lost control of the ball, however, and the Wildcats recovered. Zak Kustok’s TD pass to Sam Simmons with 20 seconds left gave Northwestern a thrilling victory. That loss cost the Wolverines the outright Big Ten championship.  11. Johnny Johnson  Final score: Illinois 24, No. 13 Michigan 21  When: Oct. 23, 1993 What happened: Michigan led Illinois 17-7 in the fourth quarter in what appeared to be another run-of-the-mill Big Ten victory, but Johnny Johnson sparked the Illini to a fourth-quarter comeback with two touchdown drives. Johnson hit Jim Klein for the game-winning TD with 34 seconds remaining for the upset.  10. Oliver’s 51-yard boot  Final score: No. 8 Notre Dame 29, No. 14 Michigan 27When: Sept. 20, 1980What happened: Michigan had a 27-26 lead with 41 seconds remaining, but Notre Dame freshman quarterback Blair Kiel led a desperation drive, and Harry Oliver kicked a last-second field goal to give the Irish a 29-27 victory in South Bend.  9. Holy Toledo Final score: Toledo 13, Michigan 10   When: Oct. 11, 2008 What happened: Michigan had a 24-0 record against MAC opponents until a shocking 13-10 loss to Toledo in Rich Rodriguez’s first season. K.C. Lopata missed a potential game-tying field goal with four seconds left for a shocking loss at the Big House.  8. Howard tripped  Final score: Michigan State 28, No. 1 Michigan 27  When: Oct. 13, 1990  What happened: Michigan opted to go for two after a TD pass with six seconds left, and Elvis Grbac looked for Desmond Howard on a slant. Michigan State defender Eddie Brown grabbed Howard, who dropped the ball in the end zone. The loss cost the Wolverines an outright Big Ten championship in Gary Moeller’s first season.  7. Spartan Bob  When: Nov. 3, 2001 Final score: Michigan State 26, No. 6 Michigan 24  What happened: Michigan State’s Jeff Smoker scrambled toward the end zone and was stopped at the one-yard line in the final seconds. Smoker managed to spike the ball with one second remaining, but Wolverines’ fans will always wonder why that last second took so long. Michigan State scorekeeper Bob Stehlin earned his nickname, however, when Smoker threw the game-winning TD pass to T.J. Duckett on the final play.  6. Tiebreaker  Final score: No. 1 Ohio State 10, No. 4 Michigan 10  When: Nov. 24, 1973  What happened: This wasn’t a loss, but it still feels like one given the circumstances. Michigan kicker Mike Lantry had two chances to give the Wolverines the lead in the final 1:06 against the Buckeyes. Lantry missed from 54 and 52 yards, however, and Michigan had to settle for a tie. That was made worse when the Big Ten voted to send Ohio State to the Rose Bowl over the Wolverines — an argument that still resonates between both fanbases today.  5. Game of the Century  Final score: No. 1 Iowa 12, No. 2 Michigan 10  When: Oct. 19, 1985What happened: The Wolverines and Hawkeyes clashed in the Game of the Century, and Jim Harbaugh led the Wolverines on a field-goal drive for a 10-9 lead in the fourth quarter, but Chuck Long responded with the game-winning drive. Rob Houghtlin kicked his fourth field goal of the day at the last second for a 12-10 victory at Kinnick Stadium.  4. The Spot  Final score: No. 2 Ohio State 30, No. 3 Michigan 27, 2 OT When: Nov. 26, 2016 What happened: The Wolverines and Buckeyes played a double-overtime classic in The Shoe, and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett took a fourth-and-1 keeper to the left. Was Barrett short? Michigan fans will always believe that, but the ruling was upheld and Curtis Samuel scored the game-winning TD on the next play. This was Harbaugh’s best chance to beat the Buckeyes as a coach in the past five years.   3. Miracle at Michigan  Final score: No. 7 Colorado 27, No. 4 Michigan 26 When: Sept. 24, 1994 What happened: Colorado had time for one more play, and that’s when Kordell Stewart launched a pass that traveled more than 70 yards in the air. The ball was tipped into Michael Westbrook’s arms for a game-winning TD and one of the greatest Hail Mary passes of all time in front of a stunned Michigan Stadium.   2. Punt Fumble Final score: No. 7 Michigan State 27, No. 12 Michigan 23 When: Oct. 17, 2015 What happened: The Wolverines appeared to have a victory over the in-state rival Spartans left with 10 seconds left in the game. Michigan punter Blake O’Neill bobbled a punt snap, however, and Jalen Watts-Jackson scooped up the football and raced into the end-zone for a walk-off touchdown that remains one of the wildest endings in college football history. What could possibly top that?  1. App State Final score: Sept. 1, 2007  last_img read more

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Wednesday January 16th Local Sports

first_img@ ClarionClarion-Goldfield-Dows 60, Belmond-Klemme 15Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 53, Eagle Grove 21Eagle Grove 51, Belmond-Klemme 23 TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Penn State — 5:00 pre-game, 6:00 tipoff ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. It was Zucker’s first career shootout goal in five tries. Zucker was the only shooter from either team to convert. Nino Niederreiter and Eric Staal scored for the Wild, who had lost their previous two games. — other boys basketball last nightClear Lake 60, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 49Newman 78, Nashua-Plainfield 72Algona 50, Webster City 45Clarksville 49, Riceville 38Forest City 64, North Union 25Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 57, West Hancock 39Lake Mills 61, Bishop Garrigan 54Saint Ansgar 45, Osage 42West Fork 78, Northwood-Kensett 28 MASON CITY — Both NIACC basketball teams remain ranked in the new junior college Division II polls released on Tuesday. The NIACC women dropped one spot from fourth to fifth in the new rankings. The Lady Trojans beat Iowa Central last Wednesday but dropped a contest on Saturday at Division I Iowa Western. Johnson County Kansas is ranked first, Illinois Central is second, Highland of Kansas is third, Kansas City Kansas Community College is fourth. Kirkwood, which hosts NIACC on Saturday, is ranked 10th in the new poll. The NIACC men dropped one spot to 15th in the new rankings. South Suburban of Illinois remains top-ranked, Highland of Kansas is second, Kirkwood is fourth and Iowa Lakes is 20th. Both NIACC teams travel to DMACC tonight. IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says leading scorer and rebounder Tyler Cook returned to practice Tuesday but he does not know if he will play tonight at Penn State. Cook sprained an ankle in the waning moments of Iowa’s win over 16th ranked Ohio State on Saturday.McCaffery says the injury is not a severe as the one that caused sophomore center Luka Garza to miss three games.McCaffery says the Hawkeyes should have confidence they can win without Cook. Their first Big Ten road win at Northwestern came with Cook sidelined with a sore knee.McCaffery says winning on the road is about defense, rebounding and decision making.The 23rd ranked Hawkeyes are 3-3 in the Big Ten. Penn State is 0-6. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight. You can hear the Iowa-Penn State game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 5 o’clock. — other girls basketball last nightClear Lake 55, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 34Newman 68, Nashua-Plainfield 21Algona 47, Webster City 35Bishop Garrigan 64, Lake Mills 43Forest City 53, North Union 46Hampton-Dumont 56, St. Edmond 45Iowa Falls-Alden 64, Humboldt 49North Butler 43, Central Springs 34Osage 63, Saint Ansgar 34West Fork 47, Northwood-Kensett 14West Hancock 75, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 46 DES MOINES — The Mason City High boys basketball team has won three in a row. The Mohawks jumped out to a 24-8 lead after the first quarter and held on for a 78-68 win at Des Moines Roosevelt last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Dylan Miller led four Mason City players in double figure scoring with 19 points. Jeff Skogen added 15, Corey Miner 11 and Carter Thomas had 10. Mason City improves to 4-9 on the season.=== The Mason City High girls also picked up a win at Roosevelt last night 73-41, as you heard on KGLO. Megan Meyer had 27 points while Jada Whitner added 12. Mason City is now 10-4 overall. Both Mohawk teams will host Southeast Polk on Friday night.center_img @ West ForkNashua-Plainfield 78, West Fork 6Nashua-Plainfield 51, Riceville 24Nashua-Plainfield 76, Tripoli 6Riceville 45, West Fork 6West Fork 30, Tripoli 18 @ Iowa FallsIowa Falls-Alden 48, Forest City 29Forest City 75, Collins-Maxwell 0 AMES — The Iowa State Cyclones face a difficult task on tonight when they visit eighth ranked Texas Tech. At 4-0, the Red Raiders are the lone remaining unbeaten in the Big 12.Iowa State coach Steve Prohm. After opening the league race 2-0 the Cyclones have dropped two straight.Prohm wants his players to enjoy the challenge.Tipoff in Lubbock is scheduled for 8 o’clock tonight. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 31 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers scored 83 points in the first half in a 149-107 thrashing of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Golden State Warriors were the only team to score more first-half points in a game this season when they dropped 92 on the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29. Jimmy Butler scored 19 points in his first game against Minnesota since it sent him to the 76ers in a package deal that brought forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric in return. MASON CITY — Clear Lake won the first six matches and built a 36-0 lead on their way to a 52-21 win over Mason City High last night in a non-conference wrestling dual, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. The Lions’ 152-pounder Braxton Doebel opened up the dual pinning Riley Monahan in 36 seconds to win his 100th career match. Also picking up pins on the night for Clear Lake were Thomas Gansen at 160, Dylan Kruckenberg at 220, Brian Hillyer at 138 and Eric Faught at 145 pounds. The feature match of the night was at 285 where #2/3A Troy Monahan of Mason City pinned Kade Hambly, the 8th-ranked wrestler at 220 pounds in Class 2A, with one second to go in the third period. Clear Lake now prepares for Saturday’s North Central Conference tournament in Clarion, while Mason City will host Waukee on Thursday night WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier turned down a more lucrative deal to join what he hopes is a playoff team with the Washington Nationals. The 31-year-old signed a $9 million, one-year contract with Washington that makes him the new second baseman and potentially a bridge from Daniel Murphy to prospect Carter Kieboom. Dozier says other clubs offered him more money and longer deals, but he and his wife opted for the opportunity to win now. Dozier was traded during the 2018 season from the Twins to the Los Angeles Dodgers.last_img read more

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Veterans Day ceremonies take place in Mason City, Clear Lake

first_img== In Clear Lake, the city’s new veterans memorial located at the VFW Post 4868 will be dedicated this afternoon at 1 o’clock. Eldon Vine will be the guest speaker. Prior to that, the VFW Auxiliary will host a meal from 11:30 to 1:00 PM, with veterans eating free and the rest of the public encouraged to make a free-will donation. == In Mason City, Main Street Mason City will host a flag-planting ceremony in Central Park at 9:15 AM, with veterans placing flags around the park. A veterans ceremony begins at 9:45 in Central Park with a dedication for 33 veterans whose names have been added to the veterans monument. The ceremony moves to the All Veterans Center at 1603 South Monroe. Guest speaker will be Vice Admiral Norman Ray. Veterans Day ceremonies take place throughout our area today:last_img read more

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Confirmed: Middlesbrough target Subotic to stay in Dortmund to undergo operation

first_imgNeven Subotic is not going to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer as he has to undergo an operation that will keep him out of action until next year, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.The 27-year-old centre-back has been searching for a new club after revealing his desire to leave the Westfalenstadion in the search for first-team football, and a move to Premier League new-boys Middlesbrough has been touted.He was in talks with the Teesside club, but it was confirmed today that a deal had fallen through, with the impending operation the likely reason.“Bad news for Neven Subotic,” a BVB statement read. “The investigation of a specialist in England has shown that the Borussia Dortmund player must undergo surgery in the rib area. It is expected that Subotic will be out for the rest of the year.” Neven Subotic 1last_img read more

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Big SUV? Kids? Get squeezing

first_imgThere are plenty of car options for singles or couples looking to downsize in this new era of $3-plus-a-gallon gas prices. But what’s a family accustomed to a spacious, gas-guzzling SUV supposed to do? Consumers are dealing with the dilemma in various ways, whether it’s buying a designated commuter car for the family breadwinner or trading in the 8-cylinder soccer mom-mobile for a car with a smaller engine. Whatever the scenario, buyers are finding that there’s no easy way to raise fuel efficiency without sacrificing something. In many cases, that something comes down to size and torque. Candice Hollinger, a Santa Clarita mother of three, is considering trading in her Ford Sport Trac for a Ford Escape to gain six to eight miles per gallon. “It’s smaller than my truck,” she said. “But my kids are in a lot of sports … I’m doing a lot of driving. … It’s because of the gas.” Hollinger and her husband would like to buy the hybrid version of the Escape, but that would add a good $7,000 to the price, and she isn’t sure if that falls within their budget. The Hollingers bought the Sport Trac at Galpin Ford in North Hills and would like to remain loyal to the dealership. But Candice said they plan to check Toyota’s offerings, too. “I’m open to it,” she said. Efren Carvajal, out on a recent car shopping trip with his two daughters, set out looking for a Fit, Honda’s new subcompact. But the dealership in Woodland Hills he visited is sold out, so he’s thinking about a Civic sedan. “I just bought a (Toyota) Sequoia seven or eight months ago,” he said. “It’s good with the kids, but I didn’t know what was going to happen with gas prices.” Despite the spike in prices at the pump in the past six weeks, a lot of buyers have mixed feelings about hybrids, dealers said. While the savings in fuel is very attractive, higher sticker prices cancel that out for a lot of people. “I don’t think you can recoup that unless you drive 20,000 miles a year,” said Ali Vafee, a sales manager at Galpin Ford. The main motivating factor at the moment seems to be reducing the number of engine cylinders. “People are selling their Expeditions and Tahoes and trading them in for a Honda CR-V or a RAV4,” said David Noriani, co-owner of Happy Auto Sales in Panorama City. “People want to go to four cylinders from eight.” Joey White, a salesman at Superior Nissan in Carson, said family buyers are moving from 8-cylinder SUVs to 6-cylinder minivans, such as a Quest. “They’re getting rid of the Tahoes, the Suburbans, the Sequoias,” he said. Switching from a V-8 to a V-6 is certainly a step in the right direction in terms of fuel economy. But the truth is, drivers could probably conserve as much or more gas by slowing down on the highway, checking tire pressure and shutting off the A/C when driving uphill, said James Hossack, an analyst at AutoPacific Inc., an automotive research company based in Tustin. But consumers don’t want to do those things. “We do focus groups, and you ask if they would slow down on the highway,” said Hossack. “And they say, No way. I’ve got places to go.’ A/C? Oh no, it gets hot here in California.’ Tire pressure? No, I haven’t done it this year. I did it last year.’” Instead, drivers serious about fuel economy usually commuters are making more radical changes in what they drive, say from a big American-made SUV to a trim Japanese sedan. “I had a guy with a Chevy Envoy who bought a Sentra. He was commuting between Oxnard and Santa Barbara, spending $250 to $300 a week. He cut the gas price in half.” Rochelle McCarty of San Pedro bought a fire-engine red RAV4 last week on the advice of her mom, a Concordia University professor who was putting lots of miles on her Toyota 4Runner driving between campuses and bought the RAV to save on gas. “She was spending $200 a week on gas,” said McCarty. Commuters are also opting to buy second cars to do the bulk of the driving, while keeping their gas guzzlers for weekend cruising. “This month and last month I sold 15-20 cars that were second cars,” said Noriani. “People live in Palmdale and work here … will buy a Honda Civic and then they keep their car for the weekend.” Whatever Efren Carvajal, the car buyer in Woodland Hills, ends up buying, he plans to unload not the Sequoia, but his Nissan Frontier truck. He said his wife works close to home, so she can commute in the Sequoia. Meanwhile, he will chauffeur his daughters around to their sports and activities in the new economy car. But he’ll still get to drive the new SUV on Saturdays and Sundays. Of course, not all Southern Californians are rushing out to replace their cars to get better mileage. Jose Rivas, financial manager at Super Calidad, a dealership in Canoga Park, said the immigration debate has trumped gas prices and put the brakes on his sales in the last month. “If people have $3,000 around to spend on a car, they’re going to wait,” he said. Illegal immigrants, which he said make up more than half of Calidad’s client base, are concerned about the outcome of proposed immigration laws. If the proposals pass, they will expect to get driver’s licenses and will be more willing to buy. Other drivers are simply ignoring high gas prices and sticking to a you-are-what-you-drive outlook. “We don’t really think about gas yet,” said Christina Raffalo, 27-year-old owner of a Chevrolet Suburban. “You need something reliable, you need something to speed away from all those unregistered drivers out there,” she said. Still, Raffalo does have gas mileage on her mind. “I put a hybrid sticker on the back of the car,” she said. “I think that helps.” barbara.correa@dailynews.com (818) 713-3662 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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

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CHAMPIONS: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS WIN U-15s FOYLE CUP

first_imgTHE BOYS of Donegal U15s celebrate after putting in a superb performance against Draperstown FC to lift the category trophy at the Foyle Cup in Derry.They beat the south Derry side 2-0 with goals from Kieran Mac Phearson.Special mention of credit was given to the boys for their performance throughout the Tournament. They will attend the Galway Cup also in August.  Another highly regarded Tournament. The U-13s also won their tournament – and Kilmacrennan U-10s won their tournament too!] CHAMPIONS: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS WIN U-15s FOYLE CUP was last modified: July 21st, 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:CHAMPIONS: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS WIN U-15s FOYLE CUPlast_img read more

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BRING ON THE DUBS: DONEGAL WILL PLAY DUBLIN IN ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL

first_imgBring on the Dubs!! We want revenge!!It’s the game the whole country wants to see, and now they’re going to get their wish, Donegal will play Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park on the 31st of August.Dublin were simply awesome this evening, as they easily disposed of the challenge presented by Monaghan.Dublin ran out 17 point winners over the men from the Farney County on a scoreline of 2-22 to 0-11, in a frightening display of attacking prowess. It was a close opening quarter, but once Diarmaid Connolly found the back of the net in the 25th minute there was no looking back.They simply outclassed Monaghan for the remainder of the match and in truth should have won by more.Earlier in the afternoon, Donegal won an epic quarter-final against Armagh, they trailed with two minutes to go, but two super scores from Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty edged Donegal over the line and set-up a mouth-watering clash with Dublin.The All-Ireland champions of 2012 now face the All-Ireland champions of 2013 in what promise to be one of the most fascinating games in years. Will Donegal adopt the claustrophobic defensive strategy they employed in that infamous semi-final in 2011??So many questions will be asked over the next three weeks as the excitement builds towards what will be a truly epic semi-final.We can’t wait for it, and I’m sure you can’t either, the scramble for tickets will begin now.There will be a double header of Donegal v Dublin matches, as Declan Bonner’s minor side will face Dublin earlier the same day.It promises to be some occasion, and how sweet would it be to beat the Dubs TWICE in the one day at Croker. Let’s dare to dream.Well done to Jim and the boys on their brilliant win earlier this evening.Oh I remember that summer in Dublin, let’s hope so.Tir Chonaill Abú. BRING ON THE DUBS: DONEGAL WILL PLAY DUBLIN IN ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL was last modified: August 10th, 2014 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)Tags:All-Ireland semi-finalAugust 31stCroke ParkdonegalDouble-headerdublinHome-page SportMinorsnewslast_img read more

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DD Local: Raphoe’s brilliant ‘Helping Hands’ carry out great work for seniors

first_imgRaphoe NotesRaphoe Family Resource CentreNew! New! New! The following new afterschool clubs will be commencing in the Family Resource Centre in the coming weeks-Youth Committee for 3rd Class up to Secondary School, Computer Club for 3rd – 6th Classes, Environmental Club for 4-8 year olds, Camera/Photography Club for Secondary School age and Arts & Crafts Club for 1st -6th Class. For further information please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074-9145796/087-3641503.‘Helping Hands’The Family Resource Centre’s ‘Helping Hands’ initiative supports older people by carrying out practical work such as grass-cutting, weed control, hedge-cutting, power-washing, cleaning windows, clearing gutters, exterior painting etc. For further information or a registration form please contact Laura at the Family Resource Centre on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Junior Jiving Classes The Family Resource Centre’s jiving classes for young people from 6th Class Primary School to 5th Year Secondary School continue each Thursday from 5-6pm. The classes with Highland Radio’s Terence Lafferty will be held in Raphoe Boxing Club. There is a charge of €3 per class. It is expected that the classes will be very popular so please phone us on 074-9145796/087-3641503 to book your place! Our sincere thanks to Raphoe Boxing Club for the kind use of its premises.50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of this week’s Bonus Ball was Marie Porter. Winning number was 28.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing ClubCongratulations to Club boxers Dennis Lafferty and Orin McDermott, and Coach Gerard Keaveney who represented an Irish Selection during a 6-day trip to Philadelphia. Both boxers turned in vintage performances on Friday night at the major tournament in Essington. Dennis and Orin recorded hard earned wins. Well done boys and Gerard from all at the Club.On Saturday 19th November all roads will lead to Deele College Sports Pavilion when the local club will host the Ulster and Connacht All Stars. Head Coach, Gary McCullagh has pencilled in 14 star-studded contests that will feature many Ulster and Irish Boxing Champions.Sincere thanks go to all the generous business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their continued sponsorship of this annual tournament. It is greatly appreciated. First bell will be at 8pm sharp and as a big crowd is expected, patrons are advised to be in their seats early.A sincere thank you goes to local man Martin Conlon, Cathedral Hill for all his help with boxing club business. It is greatly appreciated by all at the local club.Carnone Hall – Annual DanceThe Annual Dance will be held in Carnone Hall on Friday 25th November. Dancing from 9PM to late. Music by George Bustard. Admission €8. Everyone welcome! Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Christmas Craft FairThere will be a Christmas Craft Fair in the Diamond, Raphoe from 12-6pm on Saturday 26th November 2016 (please note date change!) with crafts and bake sales all day. Santa will also be arriving. The switching on of the town’s Christmas lights will take place at 5pm approximately. A great fun day for all the family! For details on stalls please telephone The Volt House Reception on 074-9173966. Stalls will cost €20. Come and support this community event. DD Local: Raphoe’s brilliant ‘Helping Hands’ carry out great work for seniors was last modified: November 12th, 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

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Lonely Planet hails Donegal but warns visitors not to drink our water

first_imgThe world’s biggest travel guide is warning people coming to Donegal not to drink tap water because of “toxic chemicals.”The Lonely Planet is the world’s most-read travel guide and sells millions of copies each year.But the latest edition of Lonely Planet Ireland has warned visitors not to drink water in certain counties in Ireland including Donegal. The other counties issued with the stark warning include Wicklow, Meath, Mayo, Kerry and Cork.The book states “The Irish have traditionally always drunk tap water but in recent years have introduced filter systems to combat the presence of potentially toxic chemicals called trihalomethanes in the water supply, which exceeded EU sanctioned levels in various parts of the country including Donegal, Kerry, Cork, Kilkenny City, Waterford, Wicklow, Meath, Mayo, Roscommon and Galway.”However, in general, the book is very complimentary of Donegal.It described our county as the “wild child” of Ireland saying it is “home to some of its most ravishingly sublime scenery and beautiful beaches.” Holidaymakers from Ireland and overseas coming to Donegal are beingLonely Planet hails Donegal but warns visitors not to drink our water was last modified: July 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Beautydonegallonely planetwaterlast_img read more

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Infrastructures for Innovation

first_imgConverged voice and network services, increasing scalability and expanding application and information access are key components in creating infrastructures for innovation, according to a CIO2CIO report sponsored by Qwest Business.The report looks at research conducted by IDG on network and infrastructure investments and the ROI of infrastructure spending. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… For more resources from Qwest Business, check out our Resource Center. Tags:#enterprise#RWEnterpriseSponsored last_img read more

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