Scoil Mhuire pupils cook up a storm at ‘Big School Cook Off’

first_imgMargaret McGreevy and Molly Sweeney, pupils from Scoil Mhuire in Milford, have been awarded the Best Presentation Skills in the 2017 Mount Charles Big School Cook Off in association with the Irish News and Business in the Community.From over 120 entries to the first stage of the competition, Margaret and Molly cooked a dish of mussels, sourced directly from Mulroy Bay, accompanied by homemade brown bread. They competed against six other schools at James Street South Cookery School in Belfast, only narrowly missing out on the overall winner’s trophy.Picture: Trevor Annon, Chairman of Mount Charles, Molly Sweeney and Margaret McGreevy, Scoil Mhuire Pupils and Dominic Fitzpatrick Managing Director, Irish News. The Big School Cook Off was created by Mount Charles, Ireland’s largest locally owned foodservice company, to inspire young people to improve their cookery skills and to better understand how to cook good, healthy meals on a budget.The team from Scoil Mhuire, Milford was one of 39 teams of pupils from Year 8 – Year 10 from 21 schools across NI and Donegal to compete in regional heats, where all teams were given the same set of ingredients to create a pasta dish of their choice, ready steady cook style.To reach the regional heat, entrants had to submit their own unique recipe on a budget of £5, using local ingredients where possible. The judges from Mount Charles assessed the entries using a strict set of criteria to determine who would progress in the competition.The schools that reached the final were Blackwater Integrated College (Downpatrick), Drumglass High School (Dungannon), Scoil Mhuire Milford (Donegal), St Genevieve’s High School (Belfast), St Mary’s College (Derry), St Ronan’s College (Lurgan) and St Patrick’s College Bearnageeha (Belfast) who were given a wildcard pass to the final at the Belfast heat. Eoghan Roarty, Principal at Scoil Mhuire, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the girls got this far and the experience has been fantastic both for Molly and Margaret and the entire school community.“I would like to pay special tribute to Elaine Nelis for all the support she gave the girls throughout the entire competition. All the hard work and dedication has certainly paid off!”Cathal Geoghegan, Managing Director of Mount Charles said: “Massive congratulations to Molly and Margaret on winning the Best Presented Dish and thank you to the team at James Street South Cookery School for allowing us to hold the final in their kitchen.“I must say that their mussel dish was presented to restaurant standard and the fact that the mussels were locally sourced added another dimension to the dish.“The atmosphere in the cookery school was absolutely electric, each team put their heart and soul into their dishes and should be very proud of their achievement in reaching the final. “Our hope is that they all leave the competition with increased confidence and skill where cooking is concerned, a healthy appetite for the wonderful local produce we have here in Northern Ireland, and maybe even a hankering to take it up as a career some day. We are always on the hunt for fresh talent!” he added.John Brolly, Marketing Manager at the Irish News said: “It was fantastic for the Irish News to be involved in the Big School Cook Off with Mount Charles as the energy and the passion of the young students towards the whole initiative has been amazing to experience.“I would like to thank all the schools, teachers and students who took part as it was a pleasure to see first hand the high standards that they have set for themselves. Their professionalism was simply outstanding.”Scoil Mhuire pupils cook up a storm at ‘Big School Cook Off’ was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Margaret McGreevyMilfordMolly Sweeneyscoil mhuire milfordlast_img read more

OFFICIAL: Arsenal confirm signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon

first_imgArsenal have signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon on a ‘long-term contract’, the Premier League club have announced.The 26-year-old striker has reportedly penned a five-year deal at the club and moves to north London for a rumoured club-record fee of £52million.The Frenchman becomes Arsene Wenger’s second signing of the summer, following Sead Kolasinac’s arrival in June.Lacazette spent Tuesday afternoon at the club’s London Colney HQ where he successfully underwent a medical after agreeing personal terms with the Gunners.Following confirmation of Lacazette’s move, striker Olivier Giroud’s immediate future with the club is likely to come under serious scrutiny, with the French international being linked with a transfer to Everton. #LacaNewSigning 🔴 pic.twitter.com/bo3qoZFCAU— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 5, 2017 The 26-year-old striker moves to north London for a reported club-record fee of £52m 1 Manager Arsene Wenger said: “We are very happy to have Alexandre join our group.“He has shown over a number of years that he can score goals and that he is a very efficient finisher. As well, he has very interesting technical qualities and a strong character.“So he is a guy who is a great addition for us, and someone who will help us challenge at the top level this season.”Arsenal also are looking to tie down key men Alexis Sanchez and Ozil, both of whom have just one year left on their current deal.Sanchez has been linked with Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.Speaking at the Confederations Cup, the Chile forward said he knew what his future had in store, but declined to reveal what it entailed.Ozil also has just 12 months left on his existing deal but posted a training picture on Twitter on Tuesday with the caption: ”Holiday is over and I’m back at @Arsenal training ground with fully charged batteries #YaGunnersYa”The German World Cup winner followed that up with another post on Wednesday, pictured smiling alongside England striker Danny Welbeck and forward Lucas Perez, who is expected to be allowed to leave the club in the transfer window having failed to establish himself as a first-team regular after joining from Deportivo La Coruna last summer.last_img read more

GAA: URRIS CLUB GAA NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win no jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,100.00 numbers drawn were 3,4,7,10 the €15 consolation prizes went to Sarah Doherty (Conal)Cleagh, C.Gilmore Straths, Anne Harkin Urris, Mary Ann McDevitt Glengad, John Moore Cloontagh.Next Club Meeting Tuesday 27th September 9pm in Straid all members try to attend. Night at The Races – the club is running this event on Friday 7th October at 9pm in the Rusty Nail horses are €10 each on sale from any club member come along and back a winner and help support our club.Used Clothes Collection in aid of disadvantaged families in Africa & Asia, wanted clean usable clothing, shoes, bedding as in sheets pillow cases blankets (no duvets and pillows) and curtains collection bags are available from all Urris Gaa Committee Members and selected retail outlets in the area T.B.A Filled bags can be dropped off at Straid Club House on Saturday 1st October between 10am and 2pm for further information contact John Friel 0860523550 or David Hession 0860538537.Club Merchandise – the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan on 0879029672.Results: Well Done to the Seniors & Reserves Both Teams Won Their Games against Buncrana On Saturday they are now through to the Intermediate Championship Semi Finals against St Nauls the weekend of the 24th 25th October further details next week, the scores were Reserves 2-11 Buncrana 1-5 Seniors 1-8 Buncrana 0-9. Fixtures: U13’s v Muff at home Tuesday 13th September at 6.30pm. No details as yet of Senior game for this week end check donegalgaa.ie after Wednesday for more details.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA: URRIS CLUB GAA NOTES was last modified: September 13th, 2011 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:GAA: URRIS CLUB GAA NOTESlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS – LETTERKENNY LADIES CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN RESCHEDULED

first_imgLetterkenny Golf ClubLetterkenny Ladies Club notesThe Captains’ Drive-In has been rescheduled to take place this Sunday March 9th. Tea/coffee and registration will take place from 10.30am so come along and join the Club Captains and Mr President launch the 2014 season of Golf. Good wishes are extended to Lady Captain Catherine, Mr Captain Tom and Mr President Barry for the year ahead. There is no opportunity for members to hibernate this winter with the variety of competitions currently on-offer. The first winner in the 9 hole Spring Surprise competition (Back 9) was none other than Marian O’Sullivan who has maintained her good form of play throughout the winter months. The Runner up was Lady Captain Catherine with 14pts B.O.T. The front 9 Spring Surprise, 36 handicap competition, 13 hole re-entry Easter hamper continue and the new 18 hole March re-entry has started.The 2014 fixtures list is currently being finalised and will be available within the next week or so. If members would like to receive the fixture list in electronic format then please contact competitions secretary Karen with your email address.A very enjoyable family afternoon was hosted by the Ladies committee in the clubhouse on Sunday past with the annual Bingo. This fundraiser was very well supported and the variety and number of prizes that were given away added to the fun of it all.Best wishes to Tracy Spence and Cynthia Fuery when they play Cruit Island Golf Club in the 1st round of the Irish Mail foursomes- the date and time of this match is still unconfirmed but must be played before March 18th. Both ladies have a great record in this competition and we hope to be sharing the excitement of the 2011 season with them again.  GOLF NEWS – LETTERKENNY LADIES CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN RESCHEDULED was last modified: March 4th, 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:Letterkenny Ladies Golf Club noteslast_img read more

BURTONPORT BOXER DUFFY HEADS TO GERMANY FOR CRUCIAL BOUT

first_imgDonegal middleweight Joseph Duffy sets off into the unknown this weekend as he heads to Southern Germany to take on Romanian opponent Ionut Trandafir Ilie. Duffy has enjoyed a seamless transition from MMA to professional boxing and boasts a 100% record after winning all of his five bouts.Duffy boxes under the tutelage of John Tandy and Adam Brearley and has gained experience from sparring with the likes of George Groves and James Degale. Duffy was born in Donegal but spent most of his childhood in Wales but regards himself as Irish and is very proud of his Donegal roots, so much so that he has a tattoo of Dun Na nGall on his back and a Donegal crest on his boxing shorts.Duffy’s career is closely followed by those who know him well in the Rosses area and a victory this weekend in the hostile environment of Ravensburg Germany will reiterate to everyone that he has a bright future in the world of professional boxing.Duffy attracts large support from the Irish community in London and it is expected that fans from Wales, Donegal and London will travel to Germany to cheer on the mauler from Meenbannad.Good luck Joe.   BURTONPORT BOXER DUFFY HEADS TO GERMANY FOR CRUCIAL BOUT was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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:boxingBrwalerdonegalGermanyirishJoseph DuffyLondon basedMeenbannadnewsSportlast_img read more

MAJOR JOB LOSS FEARS AS CRISP FACTORY WORKERS CALLED TO MEETING

first_imgLocal TD Dinny McGinley after government funding two years agoBREAKING NEWS: Exclusive: THERE are fears of major job losses in Gaoth Dobhair – where Largo Foods has summonsed staff to a meeting this afternoon.The company – subsidised by millions of euro of taxpayers money over the years – makes a range of snacks for the Irish and UK markets.Two years ago Údarás na Gaeltachta  poured close to €600,000 into the factory to buy new equipment. New crisp lines including a tortilla snack were also launched.Largo – which makes Tayto, Hunky Dorys and several other lines – is refusing to comment ahead of the 2pm meeting. Most of its fried snacks are made in Donegal.However sources close to the company confirmed: “This is really bad news for Gaoth Dobhair. There will be job losses.”  MAJOR JOB LOSS FEARS AS CRISP FACTORY WORKERS CALLED TO MEETING was last modified: March 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Gaoth Dobhairjob losses?largo foodslast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Set to Take on UMSL and SIUE

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team travels to the state of Illinois for a pair of matches against Missouri-St. Louis and SIUE this weekend. The Bulldogs and the Tritons square off at the St. Clair Tennis Club in O’Fallon, Ill. at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and then Drake turns around to take on the Cougars at noon on Saturday. Drake heads into the weekend with a 7-2 record after coming off a tough 4-1 setback to Colorado State in its last time out. In the loss to the Rams, Tess Herder and Liza Petushkova suffered their first doubles loss of the season for an 8-1 record. UMSL, who is a NCAA Division II member, holds a 1-1 record after falling to Illinois State, 4-1, on Feb. 17. Petushkova leads the team with eight singles wins with an 8-1 mark at No. 3 singles. Seniors Summer Brills and Herder each have recorded six singles wins at the team’s top two spots.center_img SIUE will host Western Illinois in Friday before taking in the Bulldogs. The Cougars have a 0-7 record and have only managed to score one point in those seven outings. Following this weekend’s matches, the Bulldogs return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center to host Montana State and Grand Canyon on March 9 and March 10, respectively. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

BUSINESS: DDR 24 HOUR RECOVERY CONTINUES TO GO FROM STRENGTH-TO-STRENGTH

first_imgBUSINESS: Donegal businessman Jason Gordon is a man one show – but that hasn’t stopped the affable Manorcunningham man from growing one of the most reputable recovery businesses in the North-West.DDR specialize in recovery services and are a 24-hour operation which runs 365 days a year. In what is a hugely competitive industry, Gordon has established DDR as one of the most reputable and respected breakdown assistance companies in Donegal.Gordon also runs a successful tyre repair business, so it’s safe to say he’s a very busy man.Donegal Daily can vouch for his professionalism and fantastic customer service skills after a wall got in the way of my bumper. 🙂DDR SERVICES: Breakdowns throughout Derry and DonegalLock outsWrong fuelsAccidentsCommercial Recovery & Repair24 hours a day7 days a week365 days a yearPrompt & Competitive serviceOperates NationwideAll weather conditionsIf you’re ever in need of a tow DDR provide an incredible service and are available around the clock and are very prompt in getting to the scene of an accident.For more details check out their website www.ddr.ie or give them a like on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ddr24HourRecovery?fref=ts BUSINESS: DDR 24 HOUR RECOVERY CONTINUES TO GO FROM STRENGTH-TO-STRENGTH was last modified: October 1st, 2015 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:Businessnewslast_img read more

Four Donegal schools awarded Water Flags

first_imgStudents from four Donegal schools were honoured for their efforts in promoting water conservation and awareness at an award ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny on Tuesday. Scoil Cholmcille Naofa, Scoil Naomh Padraig, St Davaddog’s NS and St Conal’s NS were awarded a Green Flag for Water at the An Taisce Green-Schools regional awards.The Donegal schools are part of the 119 schools nationwide receiving the Green Flag for Water this year. The Water theme looks at developing awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage this important resource in our schools and at home and is sponsored by Irish Water. Green-Schools is an international environmental management education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole-school action for the environment and is operating in 67 countries around the world. Yvonne Harris, Head of Customer Operations at Irish Water, said: “Helping the next generation to understand the importance of conserving water is a key part of our role in safeguarding Ireland’s water supply, so we are delighted to be partnering with An Taisce’s Green-Schools Water Theme for the sixth year running.Green-Schools Manager, Cathy Baxter, spoke at the award ceremony: “It’s fantastic to be in a position to acknowledge and reward the efforts of the students, teachers, principals, parents and caretakers who have committed so much of their time to conserving water and to see the fruits of our workshops and events throughout the year.”This is the sixth year of the partnership between Irish Water and Green-Schools to promote water conservation. Over 1,000 schools across the country have attended interactive Water Workshops and Walk for Water Events since 2013. Four Donegal schools awarded Water Flags was last modified: May 15th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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)last_img read more

What Kyler Murray’s NFL Draft decision means for Oakland A’s

first_imgKyler Murray has officially decided for the NFL Draft, but this baseball vs. football saga is only just beginning.Monday’s deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft really only cleared up the football side of things for Murray with a result that became an expectation for the A’s over the past week. The true deadline for Murray appears to be Feb. 14, the day A’s position players are scheduled to report to Arizona for spring training.I have declared for the NFL Draft.— Kyler Murray …last_img read more