Snowshoer returning home with two new medals

first_imgJakubowski’s bronze medal finish came today in the 1600 metre singles race, with a time of 12 minutes and 14.70 seconds. She also finished fifth in the 800 metre singles race, completing the course with a time of 5 minutes, 31.51 seconds.First place in the 1600 metre race went to fellow Team Canada member Adam Wakeman, who finished first at 10 minutes and 31.60 seconds.The Energetic City’s snowshoe racer, along with three fellow teammates also earned the highest honour in the group 4X400 snowshoe race yesterday, finishing first with a time of 8 minutes and 59.06 seconds.- Advertisement -Jakubowski earned the first place finish with fellow Team Canada racers Jessica Larivee, Ashlee McLeod and Regan Millsap.Before leaving, Jakubowski said it would be a dream to bring home any medal from the competition.last_img read more

ALL-IRELAND SUNDAY – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGAL

first_imgDunfanaghy Presbyterian Church flies the flags for Sam!!NO MORE SLEEPS! It’s finally here – All-Ireland Sunday.Thanks to everyone for your pix over the past few weeks.Please keep sending in your pix before and after the match to info@donegaldaily.com. Please be safe and sensible today no matter where you are.And please enjoy the game, respect our opponents and their fans – and marvel at the wonder of our national game.Up Donegal.Donegal man Joe O’Donnell, mascot for the team in 1992, with new bride Fiona O’Toole from Mayo  Fiona gets her marching orders at the reception in SligoLooks like Joe and Fiona are getting the message from the Donegal contingent at the wedding The Smith, Haughey & McNulty grandchildren croke park bound Allie Mc Brearty, Lily Smith and Carly Gamble from Killybegs with their special banner !!Marie Houten writes: We built this on the hill behind our house in Trenatubber, Culdaff. 12 DL SAM!Hi DonegalDaily!! Please put up a picture of massive Donegal fan Wayne Parker over in Bristol, very excited about the big game tomorrow. Up Donegal!! There you go!That’s some haircut!Pupils and teachers from Carndonagh Community School spell out what we want todayBallyshannon man Patrick Gallagher says the beaches in Italy are backing Donegal!Colin Gillespie flying the flag from a wind turbine in Gaoth DobhairWe didn’t see this pic yesterday, so here it is now! Ruairi and Shane Ward thought old lizzy out on Mounts Bay Road in Perth Australia, looked a bit chilly so they added a bit of Donegal Chic to her sping summer Collection.  ALL-IRELAND SUNDAY – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGAL was last modified: September 23rd, 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:ALL-IRELAND SUNDAY – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGALlast_img read more

MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO SAVE DUNGLOE LIBRARY

first_imgA petition to Donegal County Council and to the County Librarian, with over 1,000 signatures, has been collected in The Rosses area to save Dungloe Library. Petitioners want cuts to staffing levels and opening hours to be reversed.They are also calling for the library to remain in its current location at Ionad Teampaill Chróine. Councillors in the Glenties Municipal District were presented with a copy of the petition at their inaugural meeting in Dungloe this week.The petition has also been sent to Eileen Burgess, County Librarian and to Seamus Neely, County Manager at Donegal Co Council, and Michael O’hEanaigh, Director of Community, Culture and Planning at Donegal County Council.A spokesman said people in The Rosses are upset about the recent cut to the library’s opening times and the threat to move the library from its current location in Ionad Teampaill Chróine to the Public Services Building in Dungloe.“The recent decision to close the library on Saturdays has been a major blow to Dungloe. Many people from the surrounding areas came to Dungloe to shop on Saturdays, and to use the library. Without the library they may choose to shop elsewhere, with access to a library. “The one late night opening was very useful to many people who are at work or college during the day. Students in the area who have just completed their junior and leaving certificates hugely missed the lack of a library facility on any evening and on Saturdays in Dungloe,” said the spokesman.Since the departure of one member of staff in April, the library must now close when the current sole staff member is not there – at lunchtimes but also during annual or sick leave.“A town library having to close because of staff leave is not acceptable,” added the spokesman.The library is an anchor tenant in the Ionad Teampall Chroine building and a move to the Public Services Building in Dungloe would have a negative impact on Dungloe – a town which is struggling to survive.The Ionad hosts various functions that are enhanced by the library’s presence in the building, for eg, the annual cultural and literary Peadar O’Donnell weekend. The Ionad is a focus for arts and heritage and an integral part of the town. The building, which was the old chapel in Dungloe, was renovated some years ago at a considerable cost and community effort and houses the library, a café, tourist information desk as well as a centre which runs classes and hosts arts events.“The people of the Rosses are calling on Donegal County Council to employ another member of staff to enable the library to continue to serve the public well and for the well being of the town.“The county council need to push for an exemption to the recruitment embargo for libraries in the county. We can’t be without a library service just because staff retire or leave,” added the spokesman.MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO SAVE DUNGLOE LIBRARY was last modified: June 19th, 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:donegalDungloe librarypetitionsavelast_img read more