Galway United are delighted to announce that Stephen Folan has signed a new contract with the club.The 24-year-old centre half made a long awaited return to his hometown, to sign for Galway United at the start of the 2016 season after a short spell with Cork City.Folan played a key role for United in 2015, making 25 appearances at the heart of the Tribesmen’s defence.Shane Keegan is an admirer of the former Newcastle United man and he was pleased to retain Folan for 2017.“Anytime we faced Stephen Folan last year, his quality just shone through.“Coincidentally, just in advance of his debut in the League of Ireland with Limerick a number of years ago, he played in a friendly against Wexford Youths at Ferrycarrig Park.“I came off the pitch that night thinking, my God, that’s a player. He had only just landed back from Newcastle United. You could see the quality instantly that night.“He’s the kind of player that you can position at centre back and build around. It’s fantastic that we have managed to hold on to him.”It was an important factor for Keegan to make sure that the best local talent in Galway were secured for 2017.“It’s a huge part of it. You can argue it anyway you want, but at the end of the day, it always does mean slightly more to a player when he’s wearing the crest of his local club and I’m sure that’s very much the case with Stephen.“I think that did play a big part in our being able to hold on to him. There is nothing quite like pulling on the jersey of your local club.”Shane Keegan’s vision for the club caught Folan’s attention and the defender is eager to play a big role in Galway United’s 2017 campaign.“The way the club is going, I think it’s a step in the right direction,” Folan explained.“The players that Shane has brought in are all very like-minded, they’re professional, so going forward I think it’s a good thing for the club to have more professionals on board and hopefully we can get that mix of players from outside and players from Galway right.“Playing for Galway United means more to me than playing for another club, I was nearly there with another team and I had everything agreed but Galway United came back to me and they showed me that they wanted me. I’m happy to get my future resolved and now I can focus all my efforts over the Christmas period on coming strong in pre-season.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
The teams participating have been divided into two groups with five group games each ahead of classification games. Ireland will contest Group B and face Great Britain on Saturday (July 8th), Israel on Sunday (July 9th), and Belarus on Monday (July 10th) before a much-deserved rest day. They will go on to play Croatia and Romania later next week. Ireland Under 20 Women’s Management Team:Head Coach: Maeve ColemanAsst. Coach: Emer HowardTeam Manager: Ger O’Learyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Monday, July 10thBelarus v Ireland, 18.30 “They are both tough groups, there is no easy group and there will be no easy games,” said Head Coach Maeve Coleman. “We saw that when we played the Slovak Republic last week, so we know we are in for a tough test. We face Great Britain first and we will be hoping that we can do well against them. We are going to take each game as it comes, we are not blinkered about the challenge that lies ahead.“The squad has been great. They have been working hard since we got together in December and have given all we asked of them and committed to all aspects of the programme. We couldn’t have asked for more. Now, we need to take our intensity and our skill level to the next level and incorporate it in our games. Our Israel game on Sunday will be a tough ask too, there is pressure on them being the home team and the gym will be packed. We will be massive underdogs, but that’s they way I like it to be. Either way, this will be an amazing expereince for the squad, and hopefully we can come out with the wins to give the girls justice for all the hard work they have put in.”Keep up to date with all the action from the championships through the official event website here where the games will also be streamed. Sunday, July 9thIreland v Israel, 16.15 The Ireland Under 20 Women jetted off from Dublin Airport this morning to begin their journey to Israel for the FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship Divison B which tip off this coming Saturday. Wednesday, July 12thIreland v Croatia, 14.00 Ireland U20 Women’s fixtures – FIBA U20 European Championship Division BSaturday, July 8thGreat Britain v Ireland, 18.30 Saturday, July 15th – Sunday, July 16thClassification games Ireland Under 20 Women’s team 2017 Aisling McCann, Pyrobel KillesterAlison Cleary, Pyrobel KillesterAlison Blaney, MareeAnna Brennan, DCU MercyAnna Kelly, Fordham University, USAAoife O’Halloran, Pyrobel KillesterChloe Mullins, Courtyard Liffey CelticsCiara Wheeler, Courtyard Liffey CelticsKatie Whelan, Waterford WildcatsLaura Fortune, Courtyard Liffey CelticsMae Creane, OblatesNicole Clancy, DCU Mercy Thursday, July 13thIreland v Romania, 18.30
TRADERS IN the county reported a record shopping weekend as better value and the good weather combined to make it a mega-shopping weekend for Donegal!After a fortnight of snow and ice, traders were reporting huge trade throughout the county -with traffic chaos at times in Letterkenny and Donegal Town.The slide in the euro also meant more people stayed at home to shop this year – and with new weather warnings for later this week, many people were taking advantage of the thaw. Shopping fever replaced cabin fever – and temperatures of +10C…25 degrees higher than on some nights last week.In the new Dunnes in Letterkenny and in Tesco in the town, there was evidence of panic-buying as shoppers loaded trolleys with turkeys, brussel sprouts and booze.Predictions of the return of the Big Chill next week also had thousands of shoppers queuing to buy presents at many stores on Main Street and in the Retail Park.“Christmas shopping was delayed this year so we had expected to see an influx of customers to Letterkenny this weekend,” said Toni Forrester, boss of the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce. “There is great value and top brands in Letterkenny this year and it was also great to see some shoppers from the North enjoying what Letterkenny has to offer.”RECORDS SMASHED IN DONEGAL WEEKEND CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FRENZY! was last modified: December 13th, 2010 by gregShare 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)
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 2 AFP stalemate LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS And the Bulgarian’s iconic combination of arrogance and class was summed up brilliantly by O’Hara in another training ground episode.“We were training once when I was a young kid, and I was really busy getting around and flying into tackles,” O’Hara added. “We were playing five-a-side and he was on my team.“I’m screaming at him having made an overlap, but he can’t see me as he’s got the ball but he’s not facing the play. Germany vs Netherlands (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2MK Dons vs AFC Wimbledon (Saturday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Coventry City vs Blackpool (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Bulgaria (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT But, as Jenas quickly discovered, he picked on the wrong guy.O’Hara told talkSPORT: “He [Bentley] is probably one of the best characters in football. I’ve got so many stories about Dave, but they are probably not good for radio.“The only one I have got is when it was snowing at Spurs’ training ground, and Jermaine Jenas and all that lot ganged up on him and pelted him with snowballs. on target Jamie O’Hara opens up about his struggles with mental health“I’m screaming, ‘Berba, Berba! Give it to me! Give me the ball!’“And out of nowhere he hits one, outside of the boot, left foot, over about four players’ heads, straight to me.“I was like, ‘how did he even see me?’“He then came up to me, put his arm around me and said: ‘Hey, you don’t need to call my name… I see you’.” 2 deals Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship rookie error Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Jenas spent eight years at Spurs between 2005 and 2013 statement LIVE on talkSPORT BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Berbatov spent only two years with Spurs but he remains a cult hero “They proper hammered him. But after training, before he went to the changing room, he went to Jermaine Jenas’ car and built a snowman – and put it on his front seat!“So when Jermaine went to his car he opened his door and there’s a big snowman sat on his front seat melting in his Range Rover. It was a proper motor as well.”O’Hara spent eight years at Tottenham alongside plenty of big personalities, but perhaps there were none more gifted than Dimitar Berbatov. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Jamie O’Hara reckons former Tottenham midfielder David Bentley is one of the best characters in football – and we can see why.Looking back on some of his favourite memories from his time at Spurs, O’Hara told talkSPORT a hilarious story involving Bentley, Jermaine Jenas, and a snowman-related revenge plot.On a snowy day in north London, some time between 2008 and 2011, Bentley turned up at training to be greeted by a barrage of snowballs from Jenas, Jonathan Woodgate and co. 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“I had told him if he felt anything to give us the shout as there was no point in carrying on and making it worse.“I’m quite confident we have not got any serious issue or damage there. He didn’t pull up or clutch the back of the hamstring or writhe about in agony like he normally would.“I’m fairly confident he will be good and fully fit for the Scottish Cup final. These things tend to be minimum 10 to 14 days. We’ve tested the strength of his hamstring and it is good.”Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke saw his side score a last-gasp winner to leapfrog Aberdeen into third place with two league games to play. Craig Levein has downplayed fears that striker Uche Ikpeazu will miss the Scottish Cup final after being substituted with a hamstring injury during Hearts’ defeat to Kilmarnock.Ikpeazu was substituted 48 minutes into the 1-0 defeat clutching his hamstring, sparking concern that the player would miss the showpiece final on May 25.But Levein said that the decision to substitute the forward was precautionary and that he was “confident” the player would face Celtic at Hampden.“Uche’s hamstring was a bit tight at half-time but he felt he could go back out and try it,” the Hearts manager said. “He started running on it and just felt it tighten at the start of the second half. He said: “Objective one was to stay in the league, which we did comfortably. Objective two was to secure back-to-back top six places.“The third objective was to beat last year’s points tally and we’ve done that too.“Everything I ask the players to do they keep doing. I’ve run out of objectives after the third one. I’m sure between now and seeing the lads again on Tuesday we’ll come up with another one.”
St Mirren have secured their Premiership status by beating Dundee United in a penalty shoot-out.United missed four penalties as St Mirren celebrated survival in a shoot-out win.Paul McGinn and Mihai Popescu converted from the spot for the Saints, keeping Dundee United in the Championship for a fourth successive season. Nicky Clark’s penalty put United ahead in the first half but Danny Mullen levelled immediately in Paisley. St Mirren’s Duckens Nazon was then shown a straight red in extra-time before his side won the shoot-out.
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Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative. Various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes for September 2017 have been provided by the IRS. The July 2017 rates can be found here.The annual short-term, mid-term and long-term applicable federal interest rates (AFRs) are: 1.29 percent, 1.94 percent and 2.60 percent, respectively.In addition, the semiannual short-term, mid-term and long-term AFRs are 1.29 percent, 1.93 percent and 2.58 percent, respectively.Further, the quarterly short-term, mid-term and long-term AFRs are 1.29 percent, 1.93 percent and 2.57 percent, respectively.Finally, the monthly short-term, midterm and long-term rates are 1.29 percent, 1.92 percent and 2.57 percent, respectively.Code Sec. 1288(b) Rates for SeptemberMoreover, the short-term, mid-term and long-term adjusted applicable federal rates (adjusted AFR) for September 2017 for purposes of Code Sec. 1288(b) are 0.96 percent, 1.45 percent, and 1.93 percent, respectively, when annual compounding is used.Code Sec. 382 Rates for SeptemberAdditionally, the Code Sec. 382 adjusted federal long-term rate is 1.93 percent, and the long-term tax-exempt rate is also 1.93 percent.Code Sec. 42(b)(2) Rates for SeptemberThe Code Sec. 42(b)(2) appropriate percentage for the 70-percent present-value, low-income housing credit is 7.52 percent, and the appropriate percentage for the 30-percent present-value, low-income housing credit is 3.22 percent.Code Sec. 7520 RateFinally, the Code Sec. 7520 AFR for determining the present value of an annuity, an interest for life or a term of years, or a remainder or reversionary interest is 2.4 percent.Rev. Rul. 2017-17Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.
Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the world championships, anchoring Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay team to victory to match his haul at the Bird’s Nest in the 2008 Olympics.Bolt won the 100- and 200-meter finals, beating Justin Gatlin in both sprints, and added the relay victory on Saturday to successfully defend all three world titles he won in Moscow in 2013.Jamaica won in 37.36 seconds, with a United States team containing Gatlin taking silver in 37.77 and China getting an unexpected bronze in 38.01.The Jamaicans completed a sweep of the sprint relays with the women, anchored by 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, also winning.
Mumbai, Oct 4 (PTI) Newly-elected BCCI president Shashank Manohar today said that the new dispensation would not have a “vindictive attitude” towards anyone including former chief N Srinivasan, whom he termed as “one of the best secretaries” of the board. “We are not working here with a vindictive attitude. The entire Board — all 30 members including the Tamil Nadu CA (headed by Srinivasan) was united that all of us have to work together to build the image of this Board. For that, we cant fight amongst ourselves and have any vindictive attitude when we decide on matters,” said Manohar, without elaborating anything about Srtinivasans future as chairman of ICC. “I can tell you Srinivasan was an excellent secretary, he was better than most of the secretaries I have come across in the Board. He was one of the best secretaries to have as I found out during my (2008-09 to 2010-11) tenure. I dont know what happened after I completed my term in 2011. I was not in touch. Srinivasan was by far the best secretary after Mr Dalmiya,” Manohar said. However, he left it to the general body of the Board to decide whether to continue to nominate Srinivasans name as the chairman of the International Cricket Council. “The General Body has to decide at the AGM,” he answered. Asked about one office-bearer, treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary having filed an affidavit against secretary Anurag Thakur in the perjury case filed by Srivasan against the latter, Manohar – whtout elaborating – said that it had been sorted out between the concerned persons. “The issue was discussed after the meeting (SGM) got over and the issue has been sorted out. It was informally discussed and sorted out. I never said it happened in the meeting.” He reiterated during the media interaction that followed his opening address at the media conference that his first priority was to clean up the image of the game. “My first priorty is to clean the image of the sport. As far as young faces (in administration) its always better as the new generation have new ideas while the older geneneration has fixed notions and they work accordingly. Development can take place only when new generation comes in. I would encourage good administrators irrespective of whether whetehr he is a player or not.” (MORE) PTI SSR KHS KHSadvertisement