GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST COUNTY CONVENTION

first_imgThe Minor Board AGM took place on Thursday night in the Clubhouse. The following Executive was elected: Chair – Vacant (Paul Hannigan acting); Vice Chair – Cathal Greene; Secretary – Gerard McGinley; Asst. Secretary – Tom Ferrie; Registrar – Anne Forde; PRO – Paul McGovern; Team managers were also elected on the night with only one position to be filled, that of U16 Div. 2 manager. All interested parties should contact Gerard McGinley 086-1585185 asap.The Minor Board Presentation is set for Sunday, January 12th in the Mt. Errigal Hotel from 3pm – 6pm. Tickets will be on sale shortly.The club will act as hosts to this year’s County Convention this Sunday, Dec. 15th. Anyone available to help out on the day is asked to contact Charlie McAteer on 087-2668633. The Senior Board AGM will take place on Sunday, January 5th in the Clubhouse at 2pm. Nomination forms will be out shortly.Girls U10 training is in the Convent Gym on Wednesday’s between 6pm and 7pm followed by U12’s from 7pm to 8pm, cost is €2. U14 Girls training is over for 2013 and will return in mid-January.The Friday Hurling Academy has moved indoors to Game On every Friday between 6:30pm and 8pm, cost is €3.There were 4 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw that matched 3 numbers and win €25 each. Sharon Ferguson, The Grange; Gerard Devine, Harmony Hill; Brian & Emer McGeehin, Tullygay and Pauric Halvey, Meadow Hill. Next week’s jackpot is €1,025. We extend our sympathies to the Mailey family, Glencar. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST COUNTY CONVENTION was last modified: December 10th, 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:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST COUNTY CONVENTIONlast_img read more

REFUSE COMPANY FINED €12,000 FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY FAILURES

first_imgA leading Donegal refuse collection company has been fined €12,000 for failing to comply with health and safety standards.Ferry’s RefuseInspectors from the Health and Safety Authority called to the headquarters of Ferry Refuse Collection Ltd in Rossbracken, Manorcunningham. The inspection followed an incident in which one of their lorries had been involved in an accident in which a three year old boy was killed in Letterkenny in 2010.Ferry Refuse director Jim Ferry pleaded guilty to the breaches on behalf of the company.HSA Inspector William Gaffney called to the company’s premises and asked to see the firm’s Safety Statement under the Health and Safety Act of 2005.The act ensures that companies are identifying hazards and carrying out risk assessment.Mr Gaffney told Letterkenny Circuit Court that he was concerned about the reversing of bin lorries under the Safety Statement given to him by Ferrys.He said that across the country the HSA had encountered a number of fatalities or young and elderly people who were struck by reversing vehicles.He said there was a process which companies follow which enabled them to put controls in place to prevent deaths because of reversing vehicles.They included control measures including cameras, engineering barriers to prevent people being dragged under vehicles and audio reverse warnings.The court heard that Ferrys had no previous convictions under the Health and Safety Act.Judge John O’Hagan said sometimes it takes a tragic accident to bring a failure that may or may not be there.“It is easy to examine it afterwards and realise that something is wrong,” he said.Judge O’Hagan fined Ferry’s Refuse Collection €12,000.REFUSE COMPANY FINED €12,000 FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY FAILURES was last modified: October 30th, 2013 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:Ferry Refuse CollectionHealth and Safety Authoritymanorcunninghamplead guiltylast_img read more