St Jago High School’s coach Glen Laing and his players are determined to emerge one of the top teams in this year’s schoolboy football competitions and so far they have done a very good job.The Spanish Town-based school finished as the best runner-up in their first-round Manning Cup group and qualified for both the lucrative FLOW Super Cup and Walker Cup competitions.But despite their good showing in the preliminary round, the second round is where Laing really wants them to make their mark and he believes he has the players, although he has one in particular that he looks to for goals.Shaqon Bryan netted the opening goal seven minutes into St Jago’s surprise 2-0 win over North Street-based Kingston College in the Walker Cup knockout quarter-finals last Friday at the Constant Spring Complex, taking his tally to nine for the season.Today, St Jago face the blue side of North Street, when they tackle St George’s College in the Walker Cup semi-final this afternoon at Constant Spring, and the speedy striker is aiming for more goals. He also knows there is no better way to announce their arrival to the big time than with a win over the mighty George’s.”The aim is always to win, and I always aim for more (goals),” Bryan told The Gleaner.”We are trying to put St Jago on the map and we are doing that … . The team has grown a lot, because at the start of the season, we didn’t have a few players, but we got them back and the team started working, and now all is well,” he added.The player and the team also have huge confidence in their coach, even though Bryan didn’t agree with his part-time substitution role in the first round, he wants to live up to the mantle the coach has handed him in their whole objective.”We are not finishing a lot of the chances we create, but we are getting there. It’s work in-progress. The coach has been telling me that I have the team on my back and that I should carry them forward. I hope to do that as best as possible,” he said.
The Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar have been dealt a blow after Tesco was refused planning permission for a giant supermarket.Planning permission had been granted last May for the store by Donegal County Council on the Donegal Road on the outskirts of the town.However An Bord Pleanala has turned down the development which could have created up to 100 full and part-time jobs. The total size of the development was to be 4,309 square metres and it included a new right hand turn off the N15 on the main Ballybofey to Donegal Town Road.It also included car parking for 256 cars and there was hopes that at least 50 jobs would be created as a result of the new store opening.Local county councillor Martin Harley told Donegaldaily.com that he was very disappointed with the latest refusal.“I have always said that I thought this would be a good development for the people of the Twin Towns. Where else are we going to find 100 jobs? “I know there might have been concerns from smaller businesses about such a large development.“But Tesco interviewed more than 1,500 local people and more than 60% said shopped outside of the Twin Towns anyway.“I’m not sure what the reasons are for turning down the planning permission but I do think that we should continue to see if we can get this development back on track,” he said.The development was objected to by independent grocers group RGDATA who claimed the development would have an adverse impact on the existing town centre and encourage car dependence.The planning refusal is the latest in a long saga involving the supermarket giant’s attempt to build a supermarket in the town. The company was granted planning permission to build a store in 2005 but the decision was turned down after an appeal to An Bord Pleanála by a Galway planning agency on behalf of Shane Fitzgerald.This time Northline Developments on behalf of Tesco was granted planning permission to build the store by Donegal County Council.The latest refusal of planning by An Bord Pleanala comes just a few weeks after Lidl opened a new store in the town.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily100 JOBS LOST AS AN BORD PLEANALA REFUSES PERMISSION FOR TESCO STORE was last modified: November 16th, 2011 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:BallybofeyCllr Martin HarleyStranorlartesco
PALMDALE – Classic and custom cars and motorcycles and live music will highlight the 12th annual Thunder on the Lot charity car show. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday with a car show, live entertainment and contests until 9 p.m., and the main event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at McAdam Park, on 30th Street East at Avenue R. Features include a poker run starting at the Lancaster Harley-Davidson dealership, a custom motorcycle show, custom, classic and import car shows, a custom motorcycle show, children’s activities including games, craft activities, balloon bounces and face painting, karaoke music and rock climbing. Additionally, radio station 100.1 FM, “The Edge,” will host a “Freak Factor” competition to include crazy stunts similar to the “Fear Factor” television series. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Local and Los Angeles bands will perform on two stages. The bike show stage features rock ‘n’ roll music and the car show stage will feature oldies and classic rock music. On the bike show stage, Rukus performs at 10 a.m., Joe Wallat 11:30 a.m. and Roadogz at 1 p.m. Blues/rock band Shari Puorto and Flatfoot perform at 2:30 p.m. and MLC at 4 p.m. On the car show stage, Steppin’ Out plays at 9:30 a.m., followed by Flathead Phil & the Roadsters at 11:30 a.m. and Rocksville at 1 p.m. Funds raised by the show will go to 22 local charities that help children. Last year’s show raised more than $215,000. Since its inception, Thunder on the Lot has raised more than $1.2 million for children’s charities. For a $100 donation, people can enter a drawing for a 2006 Harley-Davidson StreetGlide with custom paint by Little Design. Other major prizes include a Harley-Davidson pool table, a custom Honda painted by Squirty’s, a softub from Ideal Spas, a seven-day Mexican Riviera Cruise, and original biker art by Chris DeRubeis. To purchase an opportunity drawing ticket, contact Robertson Palmdale Honda, 455 Auto Vista Drive, or Antelope Valley Harley-Davidson, 1759 W. Ave. J-12, Lancaster. For more information about Thunder or to buy tickets online, visit www.thunderonthelot.com or call Ron Emard at (661) 265-6000.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!