first_imgFor the sixth year running the Charles McGuinness 10k road race is expected to attract a huge crowd.This year’s event will take place at 12:30pm on Sunday the 7th of September.The course, same as last year, has been officially measured by Athletics Ireland and is part of the Donegal Athletic Board Grand Prix. Growing steadily in popularity, 2014 promises to be the biggest and best yet.The event was renamed in 2011 and The McGuinness family from Ard Patrick in Glenties are delighted that Charles, their son and brother will be remembered in this way every year.It is a small tribute to a young man taken from this life in 1985 at the age of just 16, a young man whose athletic fervour for football, cycling and running to name just a few sports has left memories that will continue to inspire those who remember.Indeed when Charles last ran the original race in the 80’s he came home first with brother, Jim in second. It’s just our way of saluting someone who was even crazier about physical fitness and competition than we are.The route will see the participants start about 500 metres out the Station Road (Fintown/Letterkenny side), then travel into and up the Main Street, out the Ardara road for a kilometre before turning left into the wonderfully scenic, Meenahalla.From here you continue along the southern flank of The Big Glen of Glenties onwards over The Navy Poet, Patrick MacGill’s “Braes of old Strasala” before dropping down to follow the northern flank of the glen back down into town, with a finish on the bridge.HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL CHARLES MCGUINNESS 10K ROAD RACE was last modified: September 3rd, 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:FeaturesNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue has joined the thousands of teachers protesting in Dublin today against cuts to frontline education services.More than 2,000 teachers marched outside the Dáil today to voice their anger at cuts to school resources and teacher numbers, as well as unreasonable cuts to the pay of newly qualified teachers.Deputy McConalogue said, “In just one budget, this government broke a series of promises it made to teachers, students, parents and children.  Resources for the children who are most in need of support have been cut.  Small schools have been targeted for sweeping cuts to staffing levels and threatened with closure. “Third level students are being landed with a series of increases in fees.  And newly qualified teachers are being hit with a disproportionate and deeply unfair cut to their pay.“I strongly believe that frontline education services must be protected, particularly at a time when we need to foster sustainable economic growth.  While everyone understands the strain on the public finances, nothing will be solved by targeting the classroom and expecting children to bear the brunt of cuts,” said Deputy McConalogue. McCONALOGUE JOINS TEACHERS’ DUBLIN PROTEST OVER EDUCATION CUTS was last modified: October 24th, 2012 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:McCONALOGUE JOINS TEACHERS’ DUBLIN PROTEST OVER EDUCATION CUTSlast_img read more