The Corey Bennett coached Hydel girls team continued to show that they will be a major factor at this year’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships after putting on a show at last Saturday’s Ben Francis Invitational on the grounds of Vere Technical.The team from Ferry dominated the meet, which featured over 30 teams and good all-round performances, with Class One athlete Devia Brown leading the way with a fine triple.Brown, who is expected to do well in the field for her team at Champs, showed fine form, winning the Class One discus with 40.57m, shot put with 13.47m, and the javelin with a 40.57m effort.CLEAN SWEEPTrishauna Hemmings continued from where she left off the previous week at the Western Milo Relays with another fine double. She sped to an impressive 13.86 seconds in winning the Class One 100m hurdles then returned to take the long jump with 5.86m.It was a clean sweep by Hydel in the sprint hurdles, as Najeeka Brown won the Class Four 70m event in 11.61, Gabrielle Matthews won the Class Three 80m hurdles in 11.83, and Donna Ray Lee took the Class Two 100m hurdles in 14.13. They also swept the 400m events with Garriel Whyte setting the stage after winning in Class Three in 58.79. Charoke Young followed in Class Two in 57.09 before IAAF World Under-20 representative Roneisha McGregor closed out in Class One with an easy effort of 56.06 seconds.Home team Vere Technical gave their supporters something to cheer for as they provided two double winners in Britany Anderson and Marie Brown. Anderson, taking a break from hurdles duty, showed her versatility by copping the Class Two 100m and long jump. She clocked 12.17 seconds in winning her 100m heat to be the fastest in the class in the event before returning for a big effort of 5.79m in taking the long jump event.Brown, who is expected to do well in the throws this season did not disappoint after winning the Class Two shot put with a heave of 13.07m before a big throw of 40.38m in the discus.
These three men won’t be found wanting at Croke Park today!It’s a small word but one which Jim McGuinness uses over and over again.BELIEVE!That’s what every man, woman and child in our county must do today as Donegal face Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. If the bookies were to be believed, Michael Murphy and co would be better off staying on the team bus rather than even togging out.But, as they say in the advert, “up here it’s different.”For we know the work, the sacrifices, the commitment and the dedication this team have put in.We know what it’s like to be underdogs. We know what it’s like to live in isolation and to be the ‘forgotten county.’Today we have the chance to show the rest of the country once again that Donegal can win against all the odds.They laughed at us when we dared to dream back in 1992 and again in 2012.And when the ball is thrown in at 3.30pm, we can do it all again.More than 30,000 Donegal fans are set to descend on Croker today and we need our voices to be heard. We need to let Jim and the boys hear our belief and to let them know that we are 100% behind them.Forget Coppers. Forget The Hill. Forget Bernard Brogan. Forget they’re champions.One word can get us across the line and into the final – believe.See you all in The Diamond! IT’S D-DAY! NOW WE MUST ALL BELIEVE! was last modified: August 31st, 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:All-Ireland semi-finalCroke ParkdonegaldublinJim McGuinness
New rules on breakage fees could see homeowners with mortgages switch without penalties.Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue is urging fixed rate mortgage holders to check with their lender to see if they can switch and get a better interest rate without being hit by large penalties.A new EU rule – the Mortgage Credit Directive – has changed the way lenders calculate a breakage fee, which should reduce the large penalties which had been used by banks to keep customers with them.Deputy McConalogue explained, “I have come across a number of cases recently where mortgage holders have been able to switch lender to avail of a better rate without having to pay a large penalty to their original provider. These are people who were on a relatively high interest rate and can now make major savings by switching to a variable or lower rate with their current provider orby moving their homeloans to another provider. “Fixed rate mortgage holders owe more than €14bn to lenders – some may have secured a competitive rate but many more are stuck on high rates of more than 4% or 5%. Under this new rule, they can break their current agreement and move to a better deal.“Mortgage holders with high fixed rates should get in touch with their bank to find out if there is a charge associated with exiting the loan early. The Central Bank should also be making fixed rate mortgage holders aware of this new rule by undertaking a public awareness campaign”.Fixed rate mortgage holders may be missing out on huge savings says Charlie McConalogue was last modified: May 17th, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:Charliedonegalfianna failMcConalogueMortgage