DONEGAL NOT ‘SERIOUS’ CONTENDERS FOR ALL-IRELAND TITLE – SPILLANE


first_imgPat Spillane has dismissed Donegal’s chances of winning the All-Ireland title and claimed there is only four ‘serious’ contenders for the most coveted prize in GAA.Spillane claims that only Dublin, Kerry, Mayo and at a push Tyrone are ‘serious’ contenders for the Sam Maguire this season. In his weekly column with The Sunday World, Spillane wrote, “I think Kerry will be in the mix again this year, even though I don’t necessarily think they will be a better team than last season.“Then why am I so optimistic? My reasoning is very simple – with the exception of Dublin, every other team is on the slide.“At best there are four ‘serious’ contenders for Sam in 2016 – Dublin, Kerry, Mayo and at a stretch Tyrone.”Spillane has been very critical of Donegal in the past – and infamously blasted their style of football in 2011. In the aftermath of Donegal’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin that summer – Spillane described Dublin’s win as ‘A victory for football’ and said the style of play on display from Donegal would ‘degenerate the game into a shambles’.Donegal famously proved all their critics including Spillane wrong when they won the All-Ireland title the following season.They were narrowly beaten in the All-Ireland final in 2014 – and lost the Ulster final last season – before exiting the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final juncture to Mayo.Optimism is strong in Donegal – Rory Gallagher’s side have been dealt a much kinder Ulster SFC draw this season as oppose to 2015 – and many feel Donegal will win back the Ulster title they relinquished last season.While others feel they’re well-placed for one last big push with many of their senior players edging towards retirement.However, former Kerry star has run the wrath of Donegal fans by dismissing their chances of challenging. Tyrone haven’t reached a final since 2008, while Mayo haven’t reached a decider since 2013.Donegal won it in 2012, and were beaten in the final in 2014, yet are being excluded from even being in the mix-up by Spillane.Donegal are in Allianz National League action against Down in Newry on Saturday, January 30th.DONEGAL NOT ‘SERIOUS’ CONTENDERS FOR ALL-IRELAND TITLE – SPILLANE was last modified: January 20th, 2016 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 TitleContendersdonegalGAAnewsPat SpillaneRory GallagherSportlast_img read more

SCHOOL LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BUY CAR-PARK FOR CHILDREN’S SAFETY


first_imgA number of near misses between pupils and drivers on a busy school junction has inspired parents to take the law into their own hands.The lack of parking facilities outside Glenswilly National School has always been a concern for parents and teachers.But now concerned parents, with the support of the school authorities, have shouted ‘stop’ and started a campaign to buy new car parking facilities. The four acre site beside the 252 pupil school will now be developed to provide parking overflow and additional facilities.As funding has not come from the Department of Education, parents say they have no choice but to undertake this fundraising project for the safety of their children.The school is now delighted to announce a ticket draw will be held in Glenswilly GAA hall on 7th may 2012Parents have thanked all their sponsors for supporting us and providing much needed financial help and have appealed to the public to get behind their campaign. Ticket-sellers will now be calling from door to door in the coming weeks.The draw, which includes many cash prizes, will take place at Glenswilly GAA Hall on May 7th with tickets going on sale now.Tickets will be priced at €5 each or three for €10.   SCHOOL LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BUY CAR-PARK FOR CHILDREN’S SAFETY was last modified: February 16th, 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:car parkfundraising drawGlenswilly National Schoollast_img read more