DONEGAL PLAYERS INVOLVED IN HOLIDAY ROW WITH COUNTY BOARD

first_imgThe Donegal squad will travel to either Dubai (pictured) or Miami for their team holiday.Donegal GAA players have become embroiled in a row with County Board officials over their team holiday.Negotiations between both parties are ongoing in an attempt to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.However, there appears to be a major sticking point regarding the players that aren’t able to go on the holiday. Normally those players not able to travel on the team holiday would be reimbursed with travel vouchers.However, according to The Irish News today it seems that players not able to go on the holiday will not be compensated.The Ulster champions and All-Ireland finalists are expected to go on holiday during the three-week break in the National League between rounds two and three.The players are expected to either go to Miami or Dubai. The GAA will provide a grant of €80,000 towards the cost while the team’s holiday fund has raised an additional €110,000 but as stated above the players who are unable to travel will not receive any compensation in the form of travel vouchers.Donegal treasurer Cieran Kelly told The Irish News, “We are working within the guidelines of the GAA and Revenue.“Before a county board can draw down the grant for the holiday they have to sign up to those guidelines from Croke Park and that is what we have done.“This is being driven by one or two individuals. I am not a man for airing stuff in public.“I am the county treasurer and I want to do what is right for Donegal GAA. We will work within the guidelines. “If there are one or two people who want to drive an different agenda that is up to themselves.“We were lucky enough that we had the foresight to budget for this at the start of the year.“Back last January, whenever I was doing the budgets, there was no word of an All-Ireland final.“It was the furthest thing from our minds. We are working within the GAA and Revenue guidelines as they are supplied to us by the finance directors in Croke Park. DONEGAL PLAYERS INVOLVED IN HOLIDAY ROW WITH COUNTY BOARD was last modified: December 10th, 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:County boarddonegalDubaiGAAholidayHome-page SportMiaminewsrowlast_img read more

DISGUST AS THREE DEAD PONIES DUMPED IN SCENIC AREA

first_imgOne of the three dead pines found dumped at the weekend.These are the gruesome remains of three ponies which were dumped in a scenic area in Killygordan over the weekend.The remains of the horses were discovered on Friday evening in the townland of Lismullyduff by ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley.It followed a tip-off by a member of the public. The legs of this pony were tied.Two of the animals were fresh while the third discovery was that of skeletal remains.Inspector McGInley scanned the animals but none of them contained microchips.One was a grey yearling mare and the other was a piebald.Inspector McGinley told Donegal Daily that there was simply no excuse for dumping animals in such a way. “WE do not know yet how they died. This area is close tot he border so these animals could have originated form either side of the border.“It was quite a disturbing scene. It would have been harrowing for any young child out walking with their family to come across such a scene,” he said.Inspector McGinley said the cost on the owner of disposing of the dead carcasses would most likely have been a factor in the dumping of the ponies illegally.“Whoever dumped these animals here knew they were not microchipped and knew it would be difficult to trace them,” he said.Anybody with any information on the dead animals is asked to contact the ISPCA on 1890 515 515. Another of the dead animals found dumped.DISGUST AS THREE DEAD PONIES DUMPED IN SCENIC AREA was last modified: March 9th, 2015 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)last_img read more