Four Southland Student-Athletes Named CoSIDA Academic All-America

first_imgAdeyemi-Berglund is the 20th student-athlete in school history to be recognized as an Academic All-American by CoSIDA and the first football representative. His selection marks the fifth straight athletic season that Southeastern has had at least one Academic All-America selection.Adeyemi-Berglund was a second team All-Southland Conference selection as a senior, as the leading pass rusher for a SLU defense that ranked among the FCS leaders in tackles for loss and sacks. Adeyemi-Berglund led the Lions with 16.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles to go with 61 tackles, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery.Gibbens is a first-time honoree and Fink was a First Team awardee at the conclusion of the 2018. Fink is the first Wildcat football player to receive this honor in consecutive years since defensive Bill Clayton won his third prize in 1989. Wide receiver Sean Grady also received a spot on the second team that same year.Gibbens, a native of Bulverde, Texas and accounting major with a 4.0 grade-point average was one of three first team linebackers along with Bucknell’s Rick Mottram and Nevada’s Lucas Weber.Fink, a native of Coppell, Texas and finance major will be graduating this Friday, was one of only four wide receivers nationwide named Academic All-America along wide first-team picks Brandon Arconado (Washington State) and Andrew Griffin (Princeton), and fellow second-team honoree Bryce Nunnelly (Chattanooga).Fink leaves ACU with 2,323 career receiving yards on 188 receptions and 14 touchdowns. He ranks seventh all-time at ACU in receiving yardage and third behind Jerale Badon (235) and Taylor Gabriel (215) in catches.Walker achieved a 3.69 GPA as a biochemistry/molecular biology major. He led the FCS with 15.0 sacks for losses totaling 108 yards. Walker recorded 55 tackles overall, 19.5 for losses totaling 134 yards and forced two fumbles.The Slidell, Louisiana, native was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2017 and 2018. Walker was an All-Southland Conference First Team selection and earned all-conference honorable mention as a freshman and has been an academic all-conference selection each of the last two years.To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-American consideration, a student-athlete in his or her second year or later at his or her current institution must carry a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a key contributor in competition. The Academic All-American teams are made of first team Academic All-District selections and were voted on by the CoSIDA membership.FIRST TEAMPos.    Name                                  School                                          Yr.       GPA             MajorQB        Justin Herbert (1) ($)         University of Oregon                        Sr.        4.00            General ScienceRB        Travis Brannan                  U.S. Naval Academy                       Sr.        4.00            Ocean EngineeringRB        Ezra Gray                          Alabama State                                 Sr.        4.00            Computer Information SystemsWR       Brandon Arconado            Washington State University            Gr.       3.65            MIS (UG) / MBA (G)WR       Andrew Griffin                    Princeton University                        Sr.        3.82            Computer ScienceTE        Charlie Kolar                      Iowa State University                       Jr.        3.98            Mechanical EngineeringOL        Jacob Bacon (1)                Drake University                               Sr.        4.00            MBAOL        Eric Cal                              U.S. Naval Academy                        Sr.        3.93            ChemistryOL        Adam Holtorf (1)                Kansas State University                   Gr.       3.92/3.80     Business & Agribusiness (G)OL        Jacob Marnin (1)               Southern Illinois University               Gr.       4.00/4.00     Criminology & Criminal JusticeOL        Justin Szuba                      Monmouth University                       So.       4.00            History EducationK          Rodrigo Blankenship         University of Georgia                        Gr.       3.71/3.65     Broadcast Journalism (UG) / Journalism (G)ST        Blake Best (2)                    University of Kentucky                      Sr.        4.00            Economics & FinanceDL        Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund    Southeastern Louisiana University   Sr.        3.81            Exercise ScienceDL        Kyle Finch                          Montana State University                  Jr.        4.00            Mechanical EngineeringDL        Victor Jergens                   Drake University                                Sr.        3.98            FinanceDL        Jack Raines                       Mercer University                              Gr.       3.99            Finance / SpanishLB        Jack Gibbens                    Abilene Christian University               Sr.        4.00            AccountingLB        Rick Mottram                     Bucknell University                             Jr.        4.00            Mechanical EngineeringLB        Lucas Weber                     University of Nevada                         Gr.       4.00            Public Health (UG)/Secondary Education (G)DB        Spencer DeMedal             Duquesne University                         Jr.        3.98            BiologyDB        Kyle Hegedus                    Youngstown State University            Gr.       3.89/4.00    Exercise Science (UG)/Physical Therapy (G)DB        K.J. Smith                           University of North Alabama            Sr.        4.00            Interdisciplinary StudiesDB        Jelani Taylor                     Cornell University                               Sr.        3.95            Hotel AdministrationP          Blake Gillikin (1)                Pennsylvania State University            Sr.        4.00            KinesiologySECOND TEAMPos.     Name                                School                                                   Yr.       GPA             MajorQB       Tom Flacco (*)                Towson University                            Gr.       4.00/3.80   Applied Information Technology (G)RB        Jake Chisholm               University of Dayton                        So.       3.97           Pre-MedRB        Brad Sznajder (2)          Butler University                              Sr.        3.88           FinanceWR      Josh Fink (1)                  Abilene Christian University             Sr.        3.81          FinanceWR      Bryce Nunnelly              Chattanooga                                    Jr.        3.81           Mechanical EngineeringTE         Ean Pfeifer                   University of Louisville                     Gr.       4.00/4.00   MBA (G)OL       Blaise Andries                University of Minnesota                   Sr.        3.86           MathematicsOL       Graham Ashkettle          Eastern Kentucky University            Jr.        4.00           ChemistryOL       Isaiah Kent-Schneider   Drake University                              Gr.     3.98/4.00     Sec. Edu./Env. Science (UG)/STEM Education (G)OL       Calvin Throckmorton     University of Oregon                        Sr.        3.82            Human PhysiologyOL       Dakota Wilson (2)          Idaho State University                      Sr.        3.97            Health ScienceK          Samuel Hayworth          Eastern Kentucky University            Gr.       3.96            Biomedical Science (UG) / Public Health (G)ST        Connor McGinnis           University of Oklahoma                   Gr.       4.00            Finance (UG) / Finance (G)DL        Jonathan Clayton          Coastal Carolina University              Sr.        3.95            Business Management & MarketingDL        Brogan McPartland       Harvard University                            Sr.        3.65            Applied MathematicsDL        Sam Renner                  University of Minnesota                    Gr.       3.54/3.60  Accountancy (G)DL        Andre Walker                Houston Baptist University                Sr.        3.69            Biochemistry / Molecular BiologyLB        Jackson Hankey             North Dakota State University         Jr.        4.00            Agricultural EconomicsLB        Luke Nelson                   University of Northern Colorado      Sr.        3.97            Criminology & Criminal JusticeLB        Dante Olson                   University of Montana                      Sr.        3.91            Business Administration / ManagementDB        Jordan Fuller (1) (#)      Ohio State University                        Sr.        3.60            Business MarketingDB        Tiger Garcia (2)             UC Davis                                          Sr.        3.92            Managerial EconomicsDB        Kekaula Kaniho             Boise State University                      Jr.        3.93            Health SciencesDB        Tim Simon                      University of Dayton                        Sr.        3.83            Mechanical EngineeringP          Trent Schneider              University of South Florida              Jr.        4.00            Communication Courtesy of Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist and Southeastern Louisiana Athletics Media RelationsAUSTIN, Texas – The Southland Conference placed four football student-athletes on the 2019 Academic All-America Division I Football Teams, CoSIDA announced Monday. Southeastern Louisiana defensive lineman Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund and Abilene Christian linebacker Jack Gibbens were selected to the first team while Abilene Christian wide receiver Josh Fink and Houston Baptist defensive lineman Andre Walker appeared on the second team. In addition to being one of the team leaders for a Lion team that made its third playoff appearance in school history, Adeyemi-Berglund carries a 3.81 cumulative grade point average as an exercise science major.last_img read more

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS

first_imgSAT, OCTOBER 17CHELSEA 2ASTON VILLA 0GOALS: CHELSEA: COSTA 34; HUTTON OG 54.Diego Costa returned from a three-match ban to secure a valuable win for Chelsea and pile more pressure on troubled Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood. The striker converted Willian’s delivery in the first half. And the Blues added a second when Villa’s Alan Hutton deflected in Costa’s shot early in the second.CRYSTAL PALACE 1WEST HAM UNITED 3GOALS: PALACE: CABAYE PEN 23. WEST HAM: JENKINSON 22; LANZINI 88; PAYET 90.West Ham maintained the best away record in the Barclays Premier League against 10-man Crystal Palace. The Hammers extended their unbeaten away run to five games – including four wins – with Carl Jenkinson giving them an early lead. Yohan Cabaye replied from the penalty spot but after Dwight Gayle was red-carded, Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet confirmed the win.EVERTON 0MANCHESTER UNITED 3GOALS: UNITED: SCHNEIDERLIN 18; HERRERA 22; ROONEY 62.Manchester United made amends for their 3-0 defeat at Arsenal with a similar win over Everton. Morgan Schneiderlin claimed his first United goal and the home side fell further behind through Ander Herrera’s header. Romelu Lukaku came close for Everton, as Wayne Rooney coolly tucked in his first away league goal in 11 months.MANCHESTER CITY 5AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1GOALS: CITY: STERLING 7, 29, 45; BONY 11, 89. BOURNEMOUTH: MURRAY 22.Manchester City maintained their charge towards the Barclays Premier League title thanks to a hat-trick from Raheem Sterling and a brace from Wilfried Bony. City were without the injured Sergio Ag¸ero but took the lead when Sterling scored from close range. Bony added a second before Glenn Murray replied from long distance. Sterling added a second and then completed his hat-trick before Bony added a late fifth.SOUTHAMPTON 2LEICESTER CITY 2GOALS: SOUTHAMPTON: FONTE 21; VAN DIJK 37.LEICESTER: VARDY 66, 90.Jamie Vardy maintained his remarkable run of goals to help Leicester City’s sensational comeback at Southampton. Jose Fonte’s first goal for 18 months gave the Saints the lead before Virgil van Dijk added a second from close range. But Vardy headed Leicester back into the match, before claiming home his ninth goal of the season in added time – the sixth game in a row in which he has scored.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0LIVERPOOL 0GOALS: NONE.Jurgen Klopp’s reign as Liverpool manager began with a draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet saved from Spurs substitute Clinton Njie and from Harry Kane in each half. Liverpool also had chances to win as Belgium striker Divock Origi struck the bar with an early header but neither side could break the deadlock.WATFORD 0ARSENAL 3GOALS: ARSENAL: SANCHEZ 62; GIROUD 68; RAMSEY 74.Arsenal are second in the Barclays Premier League after Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring at Vivarage Road. Olivier Giroud came on to claim the second, before Aaron Ramsey slotted in his first for the club this season. Watford’s best chance came in the first half when Odion Ighalo screwed his shot wide from 12 yards.WEST BROM 1SUNDERLAND 0GOALS: WBA: BERAHINO 54.Saido Berahino ruined Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge of Sunderland with the game’s only goal at The Hawthorns. Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon was unable to collect Chris Brunt’s cross and Berahino slotted in the winner from close range. That leaves Sunderland without a win in the Barclays Premier League and stuck at the foot of the table.SUN, OCTOBER 18NEWCASTLE UNITED 6NORWICH CITY 2GOALS: NEWCASTLE: WIJNALDUM 14, 26, 66, 85; PEREZ 33; MITROVIC 64. NORWICH: MBOKANI 20; REDMOND 34.Georginio Wijnaldum scored four goals to ease the pressure on Newcastle manager Steve McClaren and earn the Magpies a first win of the Barclays Premier League season. Wijnaldum struck the first then Dieumerci Mbokani replied for the Canaries. Wijnaldum scored his second and Ayoze Perez added Newcastle’s third. Nathan Redmond made it 3-2 before Wijnaldum (two more) and Aleksandar Mitrovic completed the rout.last_img read more

Another thrilling season looms

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Romeo, a former Gilas Pilipinas standout, joined TNT from GlobalPort (now NorthPort) where he had a falling out with coach Pido Jarencio.If NBA veteran Andray Blatche rejoins Gilas as promised, the naturalized Filipino will surely give the PH five a big boost in the sixth window of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers scheduled late next month.Blatche missed the last four Gilas outings, the first three due to a suspension slapped by Fiba following a free-for-all that marred the Filipinos’ game with Australia last July. Gilas hopes to tap Blatche anew when it plays Qatar on Feb. 21 and Kazakhstan on Feb. 24 and remain in contention for a slot in the World Cup tournament proper.The Ateneo-University of the Philippines rivalry in the UAAP will be another top attraction with the Eagles shooting for a third straight crown and the Maroons, last season’s surprise finalists, returning with two blue chip additions in Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Experts expect Pacquiao to have little problem in disposing of the 29-year-old Broner and touch off what many expect to be another thrilling sporting season that will culminate with the country’s hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in November.Filipinos ruled the SEA Games for the first time in 2005 and officials hope to duplicate that feat in the wake of the country’s strong performance of four golds on top of two silver and 15 bronze medals in last year’s Asian Games in Indonesia.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 ChrissBasketball is expected to dominate the local sports scene once more with the Philippine Basketball Association kicking off its 44th season with the Philippine Cup on Jan. 13, coinciding with the Leo Awards where June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer is a major contender for a record fifth straight PBA Most Valuable Player award.The Beermen will be the team to beat as they seek an unprecedented fifth all-Filipino title with top guard Terrence Romeo, who was earlier traded by the TNT KaTropa reportedly due to his differences with seven teammates. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia WBA WELTERWEIGHT BOUT Two days before 2019, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao sparred for 10 rounds at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California—three rounds against Arnold Gonzalez, three against Lydell Rhodes and four against George Kambosos Jr. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is in the most intense phase of training as he prepares for his WBA welterweight world title defense against four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) of Cincinnati on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 40-year-old Pacquiao’s training is being supervised by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and best friend Buboy Fernandez. BOXINGSCENE.COM/WENDELL ALINEA-MP PROMOTIONSAfter providing one of the highlights of a memorable year for Philippine sports, Manny Pacquiao tries to usher in an even more momentous 2019 with a successful defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown as a 40-year-old fighter.Pacquiao, again taking time out as a member of the Philippine Senate, will stake the title he wrested from Lucas Matthysse—via a seventh-round technical knockout last July—against American Adrien Broner on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Floyd Mayweather clobbers Japanese kickboxer for TKO win No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

ATHLETICS NEWS: FINN VALLEY AC TRAVEL TO GLASGOW FOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgFinn Valley AC News:Finn Valley AC have a large group of athletes in the age range 12-19 travelling to The Emirates Stadium, Glasgow on the weekend 13/15 February for their u 13, 15, 17, 20 National Championships.The club feel that its important to engage in a different competition environment to gain experience, pb’s, and enjoy the social interaction that a trip such as this will engender. The group are travelling both by boat and flying dependent on the timetable relevant.A number of the travelling group 52 athletes and 16 adult team leaders, plus parents travelling separately, have the ability to medal but above all the experience and the motivation that will come from this is also a key to the building of a serious squad at Valley for many years to come.Transport leaves 9.30 from Finn Valley.ATHLETICS NEWS: FINN VALLEY AC TRAVEL TO GLASGOW FOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: February 5th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Premier League rejects FA plans for quota on foreign players post-Brexit

first_imgThe Premier League has rejected the Football Association’s plans to reduce the number of foreign players in the English top-flight after Brexit.It has been reported that the FA are pushing for a quota of 13 non-homegrown players per Premier League club even if Brexit doesn’t happen. MONEY BEST OF ADVICE 3 Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling with the Premier League trophy FA chief executive Martin Glenn has reportedly suggested a quote on foreign players The Premier League statement read: “We currently operate rules that limit the number of non-homegrown players clubs can have in senior squads, while also working with clubs to operate a world-leading player development system which delivers for England teams at every level.“This was demonstrated by the many Premier League club academy and senior players whom FA coaches moulded so well into Under-17 and Under-20 FIFA World Cup winners and men’s FIFA 2018 World Cup semi-finalists.“We approach this matter in the interests of British football as a whole and have held positive discussions with the EFL and the Scottish Professional Football League, who both agree that Brexit should not be used to weaken playing squads in British football, nor to harm clubs’ ability to sign international players. REVEALED no dice 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The FA want to strengthen Gareth Southgate’s England side Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img But the English Football League and the Scottish Professional Football League are in agreement that Brexit should not be used “to weaken playing squads in British football, nor to harm clubs’ ability to sign international players”.The plan aims to maintain the Premier League’s current quality while offering more opportunities for homegrown talent, considering England-qualified starters are down to 30 per cent at a time when Gareth Southgate’s national team are on the rise.However, in a statement published on Wednesday evening, the Premier League said: “There is no evidence that stronger quotas than exist now would have a positive impact on national teams.”The FA, Premier League and EFL are involved in continuing dialogue after being tasked by government to formulate a collective view on policy. Latest Football News It is understood that the FA’s proposal over restricting the number of non-homegrown players was met by some initial resistance from top-flight clubs when it was brought up by chief executive Martin Glenn during last week’s Premier League shareholders’ meeting in London.Wednesday’s statement from the Premier League stressed a consensus for the status quo. Currently non-European players require Governing Body Endorsement, meaning a number of African, Asian and South American talents have failed to get work permits.The current Brexit no-deal solution would see GBE applied for European players as well. The system is run by the FA with Home Office approval and research shows 65 per cent of the Premier League’s current European players would not have made it through GBE. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow RANKED 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “The three league bodies also recognise that the development pathway for young British players needs to be further enhanced and are committed to finding ways of achieving this across all professional clubs.”The “global interest in the Premier League” and the “wider positive impact on the UK” of its continued success was also highlighted.“Our competition is watched in 189 countries, 700,000 visitors to the UK per season attend a match, clubs employ 12,000 full-time staff and Premier League football generates £3.3bn per season in taxes,” the Premier League statement added.“We have a positive working relationship with The FA and will continue to have constructive discussions with them, and other stakeholders.”last_img read more

CLOTHES SHOP GOES CHRISTMAS JUMPER CRAZY!

first_imgA well known clothing retailer has gone Christmas Crackers – over Christmas jumpers!The big day may be more than five weeks away, but The County Seat in Letterkenny reckons it’s time to invest in some Christmas cheer.Several versions of the Christmas jumper are on offer…at €25 each. And if you get into the festive spirit before November 30, there’s a chance to win a €100!CLOTHES SHOP GOES CHRISTMAS JUMPER CRAZY! was last modified: November 16th, 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:Christmas JumpersCounty Seatletterkennylast_img read more

MAN WHO FLED RESTAURANT THREATENED TO KILL GARDA’S WIFE AND CHILDREN

first_imgA man threatened to kill Gardai and their wives and children when he was stopped for not paying for a meal in a restaurant.Justin Fleming – threatened to kill Garda’s family.Justin Fleming ate a meal worth €66 with two friends at the Yellow Pepper restaurant in Letterkenny on November 16th last. The friends left leaving Fleming to pay the bill but he refused.He pushed a waiter out of the way before telling him he was a dead man and then fled the restaurant.However, Fleming (aged 44) of Colehill, Newtwoncunningham, was caught by Gardai a short time later close to the restaurant at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.Judge Paul Kelly said he found the threats made by Fleming to Gardai about their families very disturbing.But solicitor for the accused, Mr Donagh Cleary, said his client, who was charged with making off without paying for goods, had no memory of making the threats.Letterkenny District Court heard today how Fleming, who is originally from Dublin, has 32 previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly asked to have a probation and community service report carried out on Fleming and ordered that the restaurant be reimbursed for the €66 it was owed.The case was adjourned until February 2nd.MAN WHO FLED RESTAURANT THREATENED TO KILL GARDA’S WIFE AND CHILDREN was last modified: December 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJudge Paul KellyJUSTIN FLEMINGrestaurantYellow Pepperlast_img read more

SCHOOL EMBRACING FACEBOOK TO ATTRACT NEW PUPILS

first_imgGartan School hopes to attract new pupils.A small Donegal primary school has set up a new Facebook page in the hope of displaying all it has to offer any prospective pupils.Gartan National School in Churchill currently has 19 pupils bout is hoping to attract more.Head Teacher, Ms Caroline Carey said “Gartan National School currently has 19 pupils and we are keen to get the school some local exposure to boost enrolment numbers in September.” Gartan NS has a proud history.The school has an enrolment evening on Wednesday 11th March between 7.00pm and 8.30pm and would welcome all parents to come and see the school, examples of pupils work and chat to staff.And Ms. Carey said “We would be very grateful if you would all Like and Share our new Facebook page www.facebook.com/gartanns you will be entered into competition TO WIN A €20 SHOP LK voucher, with the winner to be drawn on St Patrick’s Day, and announced on our Facebook page.”“As a small school, we hope our new Facebook page will allow the community to see the excellent work our pupils produce, give an insight into our school ethos, and more than anything else, demonstrate the fun we have learning together” Ms Carey said.Gartan NS celebrated their Centenary year in 2011, and during research for this came across the old Corporal Punishment Record Book dating back to the 1920’s. Ms Carey assures any prospective pupils that there will be no more entries in the book!!!So, if you have children of enrolment age this coming September, we’d love to hear from you, show you around our school and answer any questions you may have.Contact Ms. Caroline Carey, Head Teacher on 074 9137443.SCHOOL EMBRACING FACEBOOK TO ATTRACT NEW PUPILS was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ChurchilldonegalGartan National Schoollast_img read more

Picture Special: Celebration as Donegal ETB hosts sixth annual awards

first_imgDonegal ETB hosted its sixth annual awards ceremony in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny last night in front of a huge turnout. The thirty-four entries showcased the creativity and innovation taking place in ETB schools, centres and Further Education and Training (FET) Service programmes across the county.The judges had a tough job assessing the entries which were competing for an award in five categories: Arts, Culture, Heritage and Irish Language; Further Education and Training; Healthy Living and Wellbeing; Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Donegal ETB Director of Schools, Dr Martin Gormley said: “The projects presented here today are a testament to the excellent teaching and learning taking place every day in our schools, centres and programmes.“This day is all about ‘We’ – We Are Donegal ETB, a family, and every project is a winner here today.”All entrants received a certificate of achievement from Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh and the winners received a plaque to mark their win. The category winners were:Arts, Culture, Heritage and the Irish LanguageCrana College: Cultural Heritage Storybook ProjectFinn Valley College: To the Fallen: Songs and Poems of WW1Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada: Letterkenny & Burtonport Railway Extension BookletFurther Education and TrainingLetterkenny Training Centre: Facebook Video Promo CampaignFET Centre, Donegal Town: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Learning for Living, Inishowen: Make Yourself at HomeHealthy Living and WellbeingDeele College: Deele’ing with your WellbeingFET Centre, Donegal Town: A Healthier YouCrana College: Green WeekInnovation, Creativity and EntrepreneurshipGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada: Wild Atlantic Water Safety for KidsMagh Ene College: Wild Atlantic DressingGairmscoil Chú Uladh: Tóin The TheolaíScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magh Ene College: Mi-Wi-Fi: An investigation into the high-frequency EM interference between Microwave Ovens and Wi-FiAbbey Vocational School: Rubik’s Cube SolverColáiste Ailigh: Staidéar ar cén glúin in Éirinn atá is gníomhach agus is eolach faoi athrú aeráideDonegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh noted, ‘Looking around at all the entries today, it’s safe to say that the future of our county is in really good hands. It’s just fantastic the way the students and learners are well able to speak and present their projects. They are so innovative and they are re all prize winners.’The awards also included a wonderful singing performance by students from Gairmscoil Chú Uladh.Picture Special: Celebration as Donegal ETB hosts sixth annual awards was last modified: March 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Donegal ETBlast_img read more

Gardaí swoop on Donegal drugs operation

first_imgA property in Ballyshannon was raided by gardaí on Sunday as part of a major investigation into drug trafficking.The search took place after cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of over €900,000 was seized in an earlier raid in Louth.The intelligence led operation associated with the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) carried out follow-up searches in both Ballyshannon and Leixlip, Co Kildare. A vacuum packing machine and €8,000 in cash was seized in the raids. The cross-county operation began at 1am on Sunday, when personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) intercepted two vehicles simultaneously while travelling in the vicinity of Ardee.Cocaine and Cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €900,000 (analysis pending) was seized along with an animal transporter truck and a high powered car.Two men aged 41 and 33 and one woman aged 33 years were arrested and are currently detained for questioning at Dundalk and Ashbourne Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. They can be held for up to seven days.Gardaí swoop on Donegal drugs operation was last modified: December 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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