Rory Gallagher appoints new goalkeeping coach

first_imgRory Gallagher has confirmed that Paul Callaghan will become the Donegal goalkeeping coach for the forthcoming 2017 season. Former Celtic FC, St Patrick’s Athletic and Finn Harps goalkeeper James Gallagher has been forced to step down from the role due to family commitments.Gallagher helped Glenswilly win a Donegal SFC title this season, but was forced to retire from professional football due to a succession of knee injuries. Former Donegal goalkeeper Paul Callaghan will replace the outgoing Gallagher – and will bring a wealth of experience to the role.Donegal manager Rory Gallagher told Donegal Sport-Hub, “James was a brilliant coach and a brilliant man in our group.“James has great experience and he worked really well with our goalkeepers.“James managed the change from Paul Durcan to Mark Anthony McGinley really well and our goalkeepers all liked working with him. “I would like to thank James for his services and we look forward to working with Paul, who has also given Donegal tremendous service over the years.”Rory Gallagher appoints new goalkeeping coach was last modified: November 16th, 2016 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:GAAJames GallaghernewsPaul CallaghanSportlast_img read more

McGUINNESS SHOULD HAVE FORMED A HUMAN CHAIN TO STOP McHUGH AT DEPARTURE GATE – HAYES

first_imgFormer Meath great Liam Hayes said Jim McGuinness should have formed a human barrier with his players to stop Mark McHugh getting on a flight to New York.Mark McHughThe Kilcar playmaker left for the US this week as Donegal take on Antrim in the Ulster semi-final.Hayes expects Donegal to overcome Antrim but they are a pale shadow of the team which won the 2012 All-Ireland without McHugh. “The flight of Mark McHugh to New York tells a story which is deafening – even for those men housed in the cement like bunker of the Donegal dressing room.“That the heartbeat of the Donegal’s All-Ireland winning team of 18 months ago would prefer to wear the yellow and gold in New York – where he is representing another Donegal team – and would get on a flight the week of the county’s second championship outing is bizarre.“And that nobody (but mainly manager Jim McGuinness) did not form a human barrier at the departure gate was unforgiveable.“Donegal will beat Antrim and they will appear not to miss McHugh, but by taking the field without him they are admitting to their rivals that they are accepting their role as a shadow of the team that the 2012 All-Ireland title,” claims Hayes.  McGUINNESS SHOULD HAVE FORMED A HUMAN CHAIN TO STOP McHUGH AT DEPARTURE GATE – HAYES was last modified: June 21st, 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:donegalJim McGuinnessLaim HayesMark McHughlast_img read more

South Africa’s top award for Blatter

first_imgHe then pursued journalistic and public relations activities in the fields of sport and private industry. As director of sports timing and public relations of Longines, he was involved in the organisation of the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games, acquiring his first taste of the international sports scene. Promoting South African interests President Jacob Zuma bestowed the Order on Blatter during a gala dinner welcoming Fifa to the country in Johannesburg on Monday night. Long involvement in sport Source: BuaNews A visibly emotional Fifa President Sepp Blatter said he could not express his feelings after South Africa awarded him the Order of the Companion of OR Tambo – the country’s highest award for foreign nationals. He began his professional career as head of public relations of the Valaisan Tourist Board in his native Switzerland, and then became general secretary of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation in 1964.center_img Blatter was elected as the successor to Joao Havelange as the eighth Fifa president on 8 June 1998. This victory at the 51st Fifa ordinary congress in Paris elevated Blatter, who had already served Fifa in various positions for 23 years, onto the highest rung in international football. The accolade is presented to non-South Africans who have actively promoted the interests and aspirations of South Africa through cooperation and active expression of solidarity. 8 June 2010 The 74-year-old Blatter said he accepted the award on behalf of Fifa, himself and his family. “I just have to express my thanks, but my emotions are now overcoming my voice,” Blatter said in his typical French accent, this time a bit shaky. Blatter has been instrumental in helping South Africa host its first Fifa World Cup™. It was through his efforts that 14 members of the football body’s executive committee voted for South Africa in 2004, ultimately giving the country the rights to stage the world’s biggest soccer spectacular.last_img read more

Play Your Part episode eight: Get involved

first_imgYou can get involved with television personality Dr Michael Mol, entrepreneur Emmanuel Bonoko and social cohesion activist Yusuf Abramjee, here:Emmanuel Bonoko, founder of E Bonoko Foundation, is one of the guests on episode eight of the Play Your Part television series, broadcast on 28 October 2017. (Images supplied)Brand South AfricaIn episode eight of the Play Your Part television series you’ll hear how Emmanuel Bonoko uses his companies to run a book drive for youth in impoverished communities. He also holds workshops on entrepreneurship and mentorship.The other two guests are Yusuf Abramjee and Dr Michael Mol. The episode of Play Your Part, which will be aired on Saturday, 28 October, is hosted by musician Kabelo Mabalane.Here’s how you can get involved with the guests and their initiatives:Emmanuel BonokoBonoko’s book drive project was founded in 2012 under the E Bonoko Foundation. The books are delivered to schools in impoverished areas, libraries, prisons and community centres. The entrepreneur also hosts various speakers who give talks on leadership, business and youth empowerment under his company, E Bonoko Holdings.Contact detailsWebsite: ebonokofoundation.co.zaEmail: [email protected]: @EMMANUELBONOKOYusuf AbramjeeYusuf AbramjeeAbramjee was Primedia’s Lead SA ambassador, a campaign that spreads news of South Africans doing great work to make the country a better place. This Play Your Part ambassador is involved with several non-governmental organisations. He is also the director of Crime Stoppers International, as well as ambassador of initiatives such as the CEO Sleepout South Africa and #TurnBackCrime.Contact detailsWebsite: abramjee.comEmail: [email protected]: @AbramjeeDr Michael MolDr. Michael MolMol found a way to give every South African access to a doctor via their cellphones by using mobile technology. His passion for medicine also led to two television series, Hello Doctor and The Dr Michael Mol Show, which he produces.Contact detailsWebsite: drmichaelmol.comEmail: [email protected]: @drmichaelmolPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more