Waterhouse in crucial clash

first_imgWaterhouse FC’s survival in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) could hinge on the result of today’s match against Tivoli Gardens FC at Waterhouse Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.Having struggled in the nation’s top flight league for more than two-thirds of the preliminary stage this season, Waterhouse face a crucial encounter in Match Day 25. With nine sets of games remaining before the top four battle for the title, Waterhouse are in last place on 21 points in the 12-team league.Waterhouse’s top forward, 23 year-old Kenroy Howell, is confident that the club will survive.”Well, every game is like a final for us. We are aware of the situation and the goal is to stay in the league and take it from there next season. We are not used to this, but we will stay up,” Howell said.easy taskThe Drewsland club is a point behind Rivoli (22) and five points behind 10th-place Tivoli Gardens (26) as the relegation battle gets intense.It means that today’s game is a must-win for Waterhouse in order to move up the points standings. Although playing at home, it won’t be an easy task for the home side.Since the return of Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey as technical director/coach, Tivoli Gardens have been unbeaten in their last three games, with two wins and a draw. On the other hand, Waterhouse have only one win in their past five games.Waterhouse, under the guidance of coach Paul Young, will rely on their leading marksman Kenroy Howell, with eight goals, as well as veterans such as Kevin Lamey, Devon Hodges, and Nicholy Finlayson for a victory at home.Tivoli Gardens’ leading scorer is Junior Flemmings on nine goals, and he is expected to get support from former Reggae Boy Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Anderson and captain Andre Morgan.In the other games, RSPL leaders Montego Bay United hope to maintain their good form against Boys’ Town at the Barbican field.Portmore, coming off three straight defeats, could get back to winning ways against the lowly Rivoli United. Humble Lion face UWI FC in another interesting clash. Humble Lion are currently in fourth position on 35 points, while new boys UWI FC are only two points off the Clarendon outfit.Defending champions Arnett Gardens are expected to get the better of Reno at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.Today’s games• 3 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Montego Bay United at Barbican Complex• 3 p.m: Rivoli United vs Portmore United at Prison Oval• 5 p.m: Humble Lion vs UWI FC at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon• 6 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs FC Reno at the Anthony Spaulding Complex• 6 p.m: Waterhouse vs Tivoli Gardens at Waterhouse StadiumTomorrow night’s game 8:40 p.m: Harbour View vs Cavalier SC at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

Butler leads balanced Timberwolves past Suns

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 16 points and 14 rebounds as Northwest Conference-leading Minnesota improved to 20-13, its best 33-game start since going 22-11 in 2004-05.T.J. Warren scored 24 points for the Suns, in their ninth and probably final game before Devin Booker returns from injury. Troy Daniels added 18 for the Suns, including 6 of 12 3-pointers. Isaiah Cannon had 15 points and nine assists off the bench for Phoenix in just his fifth game joining the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Timberwolves, winners of four of five and six of their last eight, led by as many as 16 in the first quarter and 22 in the second. Minnesota was up 64-43 at the break.The Suns, who had won three of four, opened the third quarter with a 22-6 outburst to cut the Minnesota lead to 70-65 on Warren’s driving layup with 5:25 to play. The Timberwolves responded with a 9-2 run, Butler starting it with a three-point play and ending it with a dunk that had the Minnesota up 79-67 with 3:34 left. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Then came a flurry of 3s — two by Daniels, one by Canaan — and Dragan Bender’s two free throws with 1:30 left sliced the Timberwolves’ lead to 80-78. The teams traded baskets before Minnesota scored the final four of the quarter, Crawford’s driving layup sending the Timberwolves into the final quarter leading 86-80.Butler began the fourth with an 18-footer, Gorgui Dieng and Tyus Jones sank 3s and Minnesota led 94-80. The Suns never got closer than five again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nuggets stop Warriors’ 11-game winning streak Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game. APPHOENIX — Jimmy Butler scored 32 points to lead six Minnesota in double figures and the Timberwolves never trailed in a 115-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The Suns cut what had been a 22-point deficit to two in the late third quarter but the Timberwolves used a 12-0 run to end the third and the start the fourth and held Phoenix off from there.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

PBA Finals: Magnolia rallies from 20 down to stun San Miguel for 1-0 lead

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Aldrech Ramos helped Sangalanh underneath with 15 points while Barroca filled the stat sheets with 14 points, six rebounds, and five assists. June Mar Fajardo put up a marvelous line of 31 points and 18 rebounds but also turned the ball over 11 times. Alex Cabagnot missed out on a triple-double as he finished with 27 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists while Lassiter added 21 points. Arwind Santos also finished in double digits for the Beermen with 19 points. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Hotshots, who even trailed by as much 20, just came out firing in the payoff period and stifled the defending champions to take control of the game.Mark Barroca and Ian Sangalang gave the Hotshots their biggest lead of the game at 103-100 with 43 seconds left before Marcio Lassiter tied the game with a three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSangalang, who scored a career-high 29 points with nine rebounds, managed to fish a foul from reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo and scored on two freebies to put the Hotshots ahead for good.The Beermen had a chance to tie or take the lead, but Raffy Reavis stifled Arwind Santos’ attempt as the 2.5 seconds on the clock dwindled away. Abadiano, Fortea carry NU Bullpups to NBTC Division 1 title Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero, who is on his first finals series, said it all boiled down to his team’s character in persevering despite falling to a 20-point, 72-52, hole in the third. “It’s all credit to the players because they were down by 20 but they didn’t give up,” said Victolero in Filipino. “That’s our character that has been built through our past experiences.”“Hopefully we can sustain this energy and I hope that the players aren’t tired after coming back from 20 points.”Paul Lee tied the game at 97-97 with 3:25 left in the fourth quarter after Magnolia’s blistering 27-8 run across the final two periods. As per the PBA’s statistician Fidel Mangonon, the Beermen were 11-0 this conference when scoring 100 points or more before losing to the Hotshots. ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Underdogs both in paper and in championships, Magnolia pulled the rug from under San Miguel with a 105-103 comeback win to draw first blood in their PBA Philippine Cup Finals duel Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Mayor Chase Green’s son shot during alleged robbery

first_imgThe son of the Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase Green, was in the wee hour,s of Saturday morning shot during an alleged robbery at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara.Richard Mittelholzer, 46, of North East La Penitence, Georgetown, was reportedly shot to his right side abdomen with the bullet exiting the body. He was picked up and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was treated and referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.Richard MittelholzerReports are the injured man was socialising with a friends when the suspect reportedly attempted to relieve him of a chain he was wearing. This however did not go as planned as Mittelholzer put up a fight during which the alleged robber whipped out a gun and discharged a round hitting him to the abdomen.When contacted, Mayor Chase Green told Guyana Times that her son went with some friends to celebrate his birthday at a popular bar on the West Bank of Demerara when he got involved in a scuffle with a man, who attempted to relieve him of a chain and was shot.She noted that her son underwent emergency surgery and is listed in a stable condition. The father of three was celebrating his 46th birthday, the Mayor stated. However, her son is holding out that it was a robbery but eyewitnesses believed that the two men might have known each other based on their reaction at first sight.“When they see one another, they walked towards each other and a scramble start… next thing you hear was “bam” and the crowd scatter… when we look, red man fall to the ground and the other man run away,” one eyewitness told Guyana Times. The Police are yet to arrest the shooter as investigations continue.last_img read more

Stickel family receives Gagné Family Award from Speed Skating Canada

first_imgSpeed Skating Canada’s Gagné Family Award is awarded yearly to the family that has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the sport. This year’s recipients are well known within the Fort St. John community as the Stickel family has played a huge part over the past number of years training local skaters.Richard Stickel started teaching speed skaters in 1999, and took over as head coach of the Elks back in 2001. He said he initially got involved in speed skating to help his children get comfortable on the ice.“We put my son in speed skating to teach him how to skate for hockey,” he admitted. “We have a daughter that’s a year and a half younger and she liked it so we got involved that way. I had been coaching hockey but I promised my daughter there too. Somehow or another I ended up as head coach so I stayed there.”- Advertisement -While he was thankful for the award, he admitted to feeling a bit shy when it comes to the recognition because of the efforts and dedication put into the sport by others. That being said it was especially meaningful as the award gave credit to other members of the family.“You see so many people that put so much time into the sport and all sports so you kind of feel a little bit embarrassed for being singled out, but I was really happy for it to be a family award. My wife puts in so much work with it and my daughters are going to school and competing and they took such an interest and took that on as well at a young age.”Stickel’s wife Dee-Ann, along with their daughters Dayna, Kathryn, and Eryn have all made various contributions to speed skating.Advertisement “All three of my daughters coached the cradle group, the youngest group and took responsibility for that and made the practice plans,” he said. My wife is a level three meet coordinator and a level three recorder so she can do national events. She can do national events and has done quite a few big events.”While summer is just beginning, plans are in the works for the upcoming speed skating season. The Elks will be having their speed skating summer camp at the Pomeroy Sport Centre August 26-30.last_img read more

RCMP Operations has $623,463 surplus

first_imgCouncilor Lori Ackerman says despite a lack of recruits, she thinks the city’s two million dollar surplus should keep replenishing the RCMP’s budget just in case. [asset|aid=1042|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=acbe2594cc918e8cd04132c9aa16580e-Ackerman officers 2_1_Pub.mp3] Council says the RCMP’s new recruits need to be accounted for in the budget, because a new officer could be found at anytime during the year. Earlier in February, the RCMP announced it had found a new Head of Department. Pat Egan is scheduled to arrive sometime this month.Advertisement The RCMP Operations has close to a 624 thousand dollar surplus from last year. The information was delivered to City Council in the 2009 first review on Monday night.City Manager Dianne Hunter says close to half of that number is from the lack of RCMP recruits from last year.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=1041|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=acbe2594cc918e8cd04132c9aa16580e-Hunter budget 1_1_Pub.mp3] She says two recruits were budgeted for last year, but have yet to arrive at the Fort St. John detachment.The city’s RCMP has 34 officers in its staff. Council wishes to up that number to 40.Advertisementlast_img read more

Family of missing Fort St. John man seeks answers

first_imgView the video below to watch the Middleton family’s plea to the community. Photo: Dwight’s brother Wayne Middleton (left) makes his plea to the community. The Middleton family asked anyone with information come forward.  Cst. Jackelynn Passarell (middle), and family members look on – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe family of missing Fort St. John resident Dwight Middleton made a plea to the community on Wednesday.During an emotional speech, Dwight’s brother Wayne Middleton asked anyone with information to contact the Fort St. John RCMP.- Advertisement -Wayne says all he can think about is his missing brother.[asset|aid=2408|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=98c5d54c1b4e73efa5e9780f234db689-Wayne Middleton 1_1_Pub.mp3]Dwight went missing at approximately 3:00 p.m. January 7th, after he finished his shift at Hotline Steaming, located at 10628 Road 269.Dwight has not been in contact with his family and friends, which his family describes as highly unusual. He is 47 years old, 6’1″ in height, with a slim build. He has dark, collar-length salt and pepper hair, a moustache and wears glasses.Advertisement Constable Jackelynn Passarell says officers have been able to track Middleton’s actions up to 3:00 p.m. that day.[asset|aid=2410|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=98c5d54c1b4e73efa5e9780f234db689-Passarell 1_2_Pub.mp3]Passarell encourages anyone who sees a 2001 grey GMC Sierra Pickup Truck with B-C license of 9640FB, to contact the local RCMP detachment immediately.Officers can be reached by calling 250-787-8140. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisementcenter_img Photo: Dwight Middleton has been missing since January 7th – submitted.last_img read more

English refs chief admits four VAR blunders

first_imgThe VAR blunders included Fabian Schar’s equaliser for Newcastle against Watford, which should have been disallowed for a handball by Isaac Hayden, and Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans avoiding a red card for an apparent stamp on Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson.The other two errors were the decision not to award Manchester City a penalty when Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma fouled David Silva and West Ham not getting a spot-kick after Sebastien Haller was brought down by Norwich’s Tom Trybull.Riley, the managing director of the elite refereeing body, said the Silva, Haller and Tielemans incidents were indicative of the high bar the Premier League has set for overturning the decisions of the on-field refereeBut he conceded the “clear and obvious” bar had been reached in each of these cases.“If you look at the four match rounds 227 incidents have been checked,” Riley told Sky Sports News.“Out of that we’ve changed six decisions, (and) we think we should have changed 10 in total.“That gives you the scale of where VAR can help and add value to the game. But it also demonstrates that this is still about refereeing a game of Premier League football on the pitch.”It is also understood that clubs discussed the length of the summer transfer window at Thursday’s meeting.Clubs voted two years ago to move deadline day, previously at the end of August, to a date before the season began.But with no uniformity of deadlines across Europe, some managers have urged a rethink because players can still be lost to clubs abroad after the Premier League window closes.The matter was raised at the meeting but no decisions were made and it will be discussed again in November.0Shares0000(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A scoreboard shows that VAR is checking a possible goal © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 12 – Referees’ chief Mike Riley admitted on Thursday that four VAR mistakes have been made in the Premier League this season.Riley addressed the controversial issue of VAR use in the Premier League at a meeting of top-flight club chairman in London.last_img read more

GAA NOTES: SEAN MACCUMHAILLS

first_imgSEAN MAC CUMHAILL’S NOTES 05/03/12FIXTURES/RESULTS Football. Our Senior Footballers travelled to Belfast to play Lamh Dhearg. Mac Cumhaills rested players carrying injuries and were slow out of the blocks. At half time they trailed by1-08 to0-03. Some positional switches resulted with two goals from Stephen O Reilly and Benny Mc Loughlin. Other players of note were Tom Reynolds and Noel Quinn. Final score was Lamh Dhearg 2-10 Mac Cumhaills 2-07.Mac Cumhaills finished top of the Table having won four and lost one. They now play Strabane Sigersons in the Semi Final on March 18th. Well done Pat, Mickey and all the lads.Hurling. Congratulations to the Hurlers who beat Castleblaney Hurling with a marvellous display in Mac Cumhaill Park. They won 1-11 to 0-2. This was a very impressive team performance with Gary Browne putting in a Man of the Match display. Scorers were Lee Henderson 0-7, Martin Timony 1-00, Gary Browne, David White, Ger Cunningham and Paul Devlin 0-1 each. Jamsie Donnelly sustained a bad shoulder injury during the match, here’s to a speedy recovery for Jamsie. Under 16’s. In a fixture reschedule, our 16’s travelled to play Burt in Hibernian Park. In a thrilling and highly competitive match, Burt won by the narrowest of margins.Final score was Burt 4-07 Mac Cumhaills 3-09.Third Team. Training for the 3rd team starts this Tue 6th at 8.30. Everybody welcome. Good luck to Anthony Logue who took up the reins as manager this year. For more Details contact Anthony Logue 0876830320.Handball. Hard luck to Mark Marley and Mark Mc Gowan who were beaten in the Ulster Intermediate Mens Doubles Final. The match took place at the Mac Cumhaills handball alley and in the tightest of matches for a very long time, they were pipped by Cavan.Final score was 2-1. Well done on a very fine display lads.Please keep an eye on our Facebook page, as fixtures are liable to change. We’ll update all fixtures as soon as we have the informationTABLE QUIZ.The Minor Board have organised a table quiz in the golf club on Wed 7th of March at 10.00pm. Please come out and support this event.SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS EASTER CAMP 2012Mac Cumhaills are running the very successfull Easter Camp again this year.It will run from Mon 2nd Aprill till Wed 4th. 10.00 am -2.00pm.Ages from 5-13. Prices are as follows: Mac Cumhaills Members €25 1st Child, €20 2nd & 3rd Child.Non Members €30 1st Child,€25 2nd & 3rd Child.Registration for the camp will take place on the 30th Mar 7.30pm – 8.30pm.Contact Luke Gavigan 087-7980865,Noel Doherty 086-6028868 for more details. DONEGAL V CORKThanks to all the people who helped out at the match on Sunday. As always everything ran smoothly. Thanks to all. Sadly Seamus Mc Cormack was unable to attend the match but we hope he has a speedy recovery and that he’ll be there cheering Donegal when they take on Armagh.GOOD LUCK.Congratulations to Mac Cumhaills man Oisin Merritt who travelled to Glasgow for trials with Celtic. Everone from Mac Cumhaills wishes him the very best of luckREGISTRATIONRegistration is now due for 2012. Juvenile registrations have to be submitted by the end of Feb. ALL Senior players and members must be registered before 31 March 2012. If you are not registered before this date, it will affect your player insurance and your voting rights at the AGM. Please contact Stephen Lynch. Cost of membership is: €70 for Family membership, € 30 for Adults and €10 for childrenSCORThere will be an exhibition of underage SCOR in the Villa Rose at 7.30pm this Wed 7th March.This is a non competitive event and participants will be from 5 local National Schools.Scor promotes Irish culture in a meaningful and enjoyable manner. This should be a very entertaining night. Great craic. Not to be missed!!!.SENIOR LADIES FOOTBALLAnyone wishing to play or help out with the Ladies team please contact Enda on 086 8876401.MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 15,16,24 and 29.There were 2 match 3 winners.Each receives €75.Joan Bradley and Tommy Mc Ginty.NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT IS A MASSIVE €8,600€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!UNDERAGE TRAININGTraining for underage teams is as follows,Under 6’s Boys and Girls: Wed 5.30pm. On Astro pitch Contact Alan Martin 0861723899Under 8’s: Boys and Girls : Wed 6.30 on Astro pitch.Contact Noel Doherty 0866028868Under 10’s Boys. Wed 6.30- 7.30 on Training pitch, weather permitting.Contact John Burke 0868185915Under 12’s Boys: Friday evenings 6.00pm. Contact Luke Gavigan 0877980865Camogie: Under 12/14 Tues 6.00-7.00All ages Fri 6.00-7.00pm.All new players welcome.Girls Underage FootballTraining for girls 14-18 is on Thurs 5.45pm and Sundays 11.45am.New players welcome. Contact Michael Gordon 0877941058We still need managers/assistants for the following teams:U12/14 girls footballAnyone interested please contact any Minor Board member.FOR SALEClub socks and togs for children up to age 14 and Canning hurls from sizes 26 – 35. Please contact John Burke at 086/8185915 for order form. IDEAL BIRTHDAY PRESENTS.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome!CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NOTES: SEAN MACCUMHAILLS was last modified: March 5th, 2012 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:Sean MacCumhaills noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN REACHES IRELAND’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR NATIONAL FINAL

first_imgA young Donegal entrepreneur has won a place at the first-ever national final of ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, for a chance to share a €100,000 investment fund.Ellevyn Irvwin from Click Clinic based in Buncrana is representing the region in the Best New Idea category at the national final in Dublin this December and has already won €10,000 in investment from the Local Enterprise Office.Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition is an integral part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2014 and is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through the 31 Local Enterprise Offices around the country. Yesterday, three local business owners and new start-ups from Donegal, all under the age of 30, went head-to-head with other county winners from Sligo, Longford and Leitrim.The nominees were all interviewed by a three member judging panel and had to deliver a business pitch, live.Assessed on criteria such as business innovation, job creation potential and financial planning, the announcement of the national finalists was made at an evening reception last night at the Public Services Centre in Donegal Town.Congratulating the finalists, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. said: “Central to our plans for jobs and growth is supporting more businesses to start-up. “Part of this plan is also fostering a stronger culture of entrepreneurship and promoting start-up business as a career option for young people.That is what is behind this new competition to find the best young entrepreneur in the region also ultimately Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.The local winner now faces tough competition from 23 other finalists, emerging from eight regional finals. The €100,000 investment fund in December is divided up across four prizes:– Best New Idea (€20,000 investment)– Best Start Up (€30,000 investment) – Best Established Business, with New Add On (€30,000 investment)– Overall Winner of ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ (an additional €20,000 investment)Importantly, over 400 business owners and start-ups from around the country have benefitted from intensive business bootcamps and mentoring programmes organised by the Local Enterprise Offices at local level, as part of the competition.The Head of Enterprise with Donegal County Council Michael Tunney said: “We are very proud and honoured to have a representative at the national final in December, as over 1,000 businesses entered from every county in Ireland and competition for every place was intense. “Our finalist now has a chance of being crowned ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ and to win additional investment of up to €50,000 in their business.“We’d also like to congratulate all our other nominees and entrants, who ‘flew the flag’ for us at the county and regional finals and who also came very close to winning and we look forward to supporting their businesses into the future.The Donegal representatives at yesterday’s regional finals were:• Pete Friel, Chartered Education, Rathmullan and winner of Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur and Donegal’s Best New Start Up category• Ellevyn Irwin, Click Clinic, Buncrana and Donegal’s Best New Idea category winner• Christy Lynch of Efficient Renewables Ltd. Muff winner of Donegal’s Best Established Business with a New Add On.For all the latest news and updates about the ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, visit www.ibye.ie OR www.localenterprise.ie or search #ibye on social media.DONEGAL WOMAN REACHES IRELAND’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR NATIONAL FINAL was last modified: November 12th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more