My Visit to Tubmanburg City & Blue Lake

first_imgIn one of the Liberian government’s most impressive moves, the Liberia Maritime Authority and other related agencies joined together to reclaim the beaches and waterways of communities around Monrovia. The project got underway in 2010 and despite many challenges it has been able to sustain nearly 1,900 Liberians in the slum communities where it was established.Today, the beaches in New Kru Town, West Point, ELWA and Mamba Point are visited by families and their healthy environments provide children with places to enjoy their weekends.The effort to reclaim those beaches came at a high cost. All things considered, the continuation of the project is one of the most effective means to develop areas of interest to boost the tourism industry as well as empower Liberians from the lower rungs of society’s ladder.That brings me to my recent visit to the Blue Lake in Tubmanburg, Bomi County (Sunday, April 27). Driving through Tubmanburg on a Sunday afternoon, smiling faces of Bomi County residents greeted us, and just a short time later, we meandered towards the location of the once popular Blue Lake. Though Tubmanburg is a city crying for development, for there were broken-down homes and mud houses visible here and there, the people seemed contented of their lot. The road from Monrovia to Tubmanburg was direct and in good condition; with the exception of some pot holes that we found from time to time that are crying for attention.We moved from the TOTAL Gas Station in the center of the city and our vehicle crawled towards our destination, passing by the former Police Barracks. The large tract of land was being guarded by a couple of police officers, who sat lazily at their post. The road to Blue Lake was rough, and due to how low our vehicle was, Jonathan Armah Baxter thought it wise to avoid any potential damage to the vehicle. Therefore, I joined the accompanying bus with members of the APM Terminals Limited soccer team. In about four minutes, our bus arrived on the hill and to our right I saw the beautiful landscape of the Blue Lake below. Beyond it, overlooking the lake were three dilapidated structures that residents said were used to manage the lake before the civil-war.Out of the bus, we strolled down to the lake, and met four young men who said they were the caretakers of the Blue Lake. The men were Kaffa MacKay, Ezekiel Jacob, Mohammed Sow and Johnson Brown.Mackay said, “Many people come to see the lake, and there is a boat that they take them across the lake.” The trip, he said, cost US$5 for non-Liberians and if they are Liberians, “They pay L$50 and sometimes L$100 per trip. Visitors don’t visit the lake like before,” he said.The caretakers said though they are not paid monthly, “We are paid after we collect money from visitors.”The beautiful landscape, with its green surroundings, impressed several of the footballers who wondered if the city’s authorities have any future plan to develop the Blue Lake to benefit the cityThough many of the footballers expressed surprise over the poor conditions surrounding the Lake, the fact that there were four caretakers present during our visit indicated that Tubmanburg city has plans for its development.But the surprise was that the Liberian civil-war, which has been the reason for many lapses in infrastructural development, was once again the reason I learned, Tubmanburg and its interested areas have been left to rot since 2006.But the most shocking news is that Bomi County is the home of President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf and House Speaker Alex Tyler, two of the county’s leading citizens whose influence should be enough to promote the county’s development.The lack of infrastructure and what seemed like deliberate neglect of the city does not speak well of our leaders who have their origins in Tubmanburg.  That also brings about the question of the so-called County Development Fund and how much is used to revive Tubmanburg, a city that once hosted the Liberian Mining Company, (LMC) that earned millions of US dollars from the bowels of Tubmanburg.That legacy speaks volumes of the apathy that many Liberians have shown towards their counties of origin and act as an example of the lack of interest some have in the places of their birth.Jonathan Armah Baxter expressed disgust with a county that produced many soccer stars like Albert Nah, Mark Fino, Armah Baxter, Pete Roberts, Morris George, Raymond Godfrey to name a few; yet, can no longer uphold the legacy of its history.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Clogged Drainages Flood Red Light Market

first_imgHundreds of marketers close to the Kakata bound side of the road in Paynesville Red Light could not easily find their way to sell after being driven by flood, caused by heavy downpours of rain last Saturday, June 3.The cause of the flood in that upland area is attributed to dumping of dirt in the drainages along the road; drainages on the road have been filled with garbage that water does not freely flow.As the flood rose and the marketers lost space to sell, some men were compelled to get into the drainage with long sticks to remove the objects blocking the free flow of water.At the same time, others were seen in the flood trying to locate the blocked hole on the other side to allow the water to flow.Since parts of Monrovia began experiencing floods this rainy season, this is the first time the Red Light market has encountered flood that caused marketers to be forced out of their selling spots for hours at a time.As a result of the flood, sellers took to the main road to continue their business activities.Vehicles collecting passengers from Red Light bound for various locations including the hinterland could not easily find their way out as marketers took the entire road with their goods.Red Light is one of the filthy areas near Monrovia where street vendors and residents randomly and recklessly dump dirt on the main road without regard for passing vehicles and people.As the Chinese road construction company, CICO repairs the road and makes a concrete trough on the right side to allow free flow of water; marketers still dump dirt in the waterway thus halting the flow of water.Besides, vendors spread their goods right by the side where vehicles are supposed to park or people should pass.The Liberia National Police officers assigned there occasionally try to restrict the vendors from selling near the road, but they (police) are challenged while some reportedly receive money to relax the restriction.Meanwhile, the government of Liberia with support from the Sirleaf Market Women Fund has begun constructing a market complex in the Omega Community to relocate Red Light marketers.When completed, it is certain that vendors at Red Light will have a place to sell as they have always dwelt on lack of space for relocation as a reason for being intransigent to government’s removal order.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PS, REOs confronted on spending

first_img– urged to come up with workable solutions; improve agency performancesThe first of the budget sessions for 2019 opened with Finance Minister Winston Jordan confronting programme heads and questioning why allocations to certain agencies are being increased but improved results are not evident.On Friday, budget 2019’s sensitisation and training programme kicked off at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre with Jordan reading the riot act to various heads of budget agencies, permanent secretaries and regional heads.He questioned the reason for the lack of performance from certain ministries. For instance, he noted, the increased allocations to the health sector has seen continued drug shortages. He also made reference to the performance of the education sector and the Public Infrastructure Ministry.“Why do we have increasing allocations to the health sector but continued drug shortages and less hospital inspections than previous years? Health accounts for 12.5 per cent of the national budget, in 2018. What intervention within the budget proposal will resolve this conundrum of increasing allocations but declining availability?“Why do we have increasing allocations to education but still less than 50 per cent of our children as passing Math and English? Education accounts for 17.2 per cent of the national budget in 2018. What in the budget proposal will resolve this?” Jordan questioned.“Why do we have increasing allocations for maintenance and infrastructure development, yet our Public Sector Infrastructure Programme is filled with requests to rehabilitate existing infrastructure?”What these things could point to is inefficient management, something Jordan acknowledged. The Minister urged them to do introspection and critique their systems. This means, according to Jordan, offering workable solutions.“Are you, as Heads of Budget Agencies, approving performance-based gratuities without measuring performance? Or worse, are you signing off on poor performance and shying away from your responsibility to take decisions in the best interest of achieving desired results? Are you putting pen to paper when staff do not deliver, or (are you) simply sitting lamenting in your offices?”The workshop is of two-day duration, at the end of which these technocrats are expected to be better equipped to formulate their budget requests. Government is known for cutting agency budget requests. Last year it used its majority to push millions of dollars in budget cuts through the National Assembly.According to the 2018 annual budget proposals of constitutional agencies which were tabled in Parliament, the Audit Office’s request for $844.4 million was slashed to a proposal of $783.8 million. In slashing the amount, it was noted that Budget 2018’s submission did not fulfil certain requirements set out in a budget circular.The fact that the Government was cutting the requested capital sums of $19.9 million to $14 million from the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) provoked a firestorm between the Government side and the Opposition.Cuts to the Office of the Ombudsman, Indigenous People’s Commission, the Women and Gender Equality Commission and the Public Procurement Commission were also passed by the House.Other agencies on the chopping block for 2018 were the Parliament Office, the GECOM, the Supreme Court of Judicature (request of $2.7 billion was reduced to $1.8 billion), the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (request for $223.8 billion was reduced to $174.2 billion) and the Office of the Ombudsman.last_img read more

UG unions to take salary fight to Governing Council

first_img– says 3, 4% increases proposed by administration “insulting”– university claps back, says union was party to increaseDescribing the increases proposed by the university administration as insulting to staff, the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) and the UG Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) on Friday revealed that they are pushing for the matter to be heard at the level of the Governing Council.From left: UGWU executive Khemraj Narine; UGWU President Bruce Haynes; and UGSSA Chairperson, Dr Jewel ThomasThe University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU), represented by Union President Bruce Haynes, and the UGSSA, represented by Chairperson Dr Jewel Thomas, on Friday held a joint press conference on campus, wherein they confronted the recent three and four per cent increases the UG administration had announced days ago.According to UGSSA Chairperson Dr Jewel Thomas, those increases are an insult. She stressed that considering what staff go through — sometimes even subsidising their own classrooms — they deserve more.“It is completely contrary to the principles of labour relations to impose an increase where trade unions exist and negotiations are possible. The percentages named are also insulting to staff. Moreover, the University’s unions have been trying to negotiate wages and salaries with the University’s administration since January of this year,” she declared.She explained that the unions want to negotiate for better travel allowances, book allowances, medical scheme, gratuity for persons not on the pension scheme, and pension for staff. On the other hand, Thomas explained, the administration had six items of their own on their agenda, including performance management.There were other issues to do with the administration’s negotiating team. She said that while they were prepared to go ahead while noting their objection, the administration was unwilling to give in to the unions’ demands that their items take precedence. In an effort to break the gridlock, Thomas said, assistance from Government’s Department of Labour was sought in August.“The administration refused to meet with us. The Department of Labour invited us to a meeting on October 25; we turned up to that meeting, the administration did not. Instead of inviting us to a meeting, their action was to rush (the salary increases) item on the agenda for a scheduled (Finance and General Purposes Committee) meeting, and to get those present to agree to this unilateral increase. We reject it entirely,” she explained.Following the announced increases, the unions had written to the UG Pro Chancellor, Retired Major General Joe Singh. It is understood that since registering their complaints, a meeting to address the increases is being planned at the level of the UG Council.It was announced last week that the Finance and General Purposes Committee (FGPC) had approved three to four per cent salary increases for staff. The increases were reportedly sought by UG’s Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith. They would have been retroactive to January 1, 2018.Union voted yesBut in a release issued later on Friday, the university administration claimed that President of the UGWU, Bruce Haynes, was party to the unilateral increases, as he was at the FGPC council meeting when the unanimous vote was taken.The administration also gave its side of the story. Responding to the unions’ contention that the administration had caused the breakdown of talks, the administration noted that the unions wanted certain people excluded from the negotiation.“They insisted on the exclusion of both the Personnel Officer and the Chief of Staff from the Administration’s team. These conditions were rejected by the administration. These officers were part of the 2017 negotiating team, over which there were no complaints. In addition, this demand represents a violation of a cardinal rule of negotiation: that each party determines the composition of its team.“The Unions next proceeded to seek the intervention of the Ministry of Labour without formally informing the administration of their intention to refer the impasse to the Ministry of Labour for conciliation. The administration was invited by the Ministry of Labour to a conciliation meeting, and declined the invitation, indicating that there was no impasse as the negotiation did not move beyond differences over the Agenda.”That being said, the university insisted that it was still open to negotiating with the unions. It also insisted that the three and four per cent increases were made “without prejudice to subsequent negotiation”, and therefore can always be adjusted when negotiations begin.Meanwhile, other well-placed sources at the university have noted that the union’s demands do not take into account existing allowances that were put in place to incentivise staff. According to one, these allowances include the university’s policy of waiving tuition for eligible staff who study at the university.last_img read more

What has Guus Hiddink done since he was last at Chelsea?

first_imgGuus Hiddink will become Chelsea interim manager for the second time in his career following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, having previously held the post in 2009.Mourinho was dismissed from his post on Thursday afternoon with Roman Abramovich turning to his old friend Hiddink once again.During his half a season in the Stamford Bridge hotseat, the Dutchman led the club to FA Cup victory and they came within a minute of reaching the Champions League final.Hiddink was lauded as a success at the Blues with the fans urging Roman Abramovich to sign him up permanently after only losing one game while in charge.But how has Hiddink done since his Stamford Bridge heroics?Click the arrow above, right, to see how his career has progressed – or regressed – since. Anzhi Makhachkala manager 2012-13 – Hiddink returned to Russia in 2012 for the newly rich Anzhi Makhachkala on an 18-month deal. After taking Anzhi to the Europa League quarter-finals for the first time, Hiddink announced his retirement at the end of the season. He reversed that decision but then unexpectedly resigned only two games into the new season, saying he left because he had completed his mission. 4 Netherlands manager 2014-15 – Hiddink’s most recent job was in charge of his own national side, where he replaced current Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. He agreed to take charge of the Dutch until the 2016 European Championship with his assistant Danny Blind taking over from him after that. However, with the Netherlands on the brink of missing out of qualification, Hiddink was sacked and the Oranje will not be there in France next summer. 4 Turkey manager 2010-11 – Hiddink was a highly controversial character in the Turkish media during his time as the national coach there as he refused to live in the country and only visited intermittently. He was in charge for a sole qualifying campaign, which was an unsuccessful one as Turkey missed out on the European Championship and Hiddink promptly resigned. 4 4 Russia manager 2010 – Hiddink was Russia head coach between 2006 and 2010 but, due to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s close relationship with his country’s national set up, he was able to secure the Dutchman for the remainder of the 2009/10 season. However, his tenure at Russia ended poorly following his time in south west London, as he failed to take them to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa following a play-off defeat to Slovenia. last_img read more

WATCH! Liverpool new boy Marko Grujic’s best bits for Red Star Belgrade this season

first_imgMarko Grujic has become the first signing of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool reign after arriving in a £5m deal from Red Star Belgrade.The Serbian teenager, who will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Red Star before moving to Merseyside, has been described as a “big talent” by Klopp.He certainly appears to be that judging by this video of his best bits this season. Check it out above and let us know whether you think he is a good signing for Liverpool.last_img

Changing of the gourd

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“The pumpkins get bigger every year, so you just really don’t know what other people are growing,” John Sach said. Sach, 63, said he began growing the pumpkin, affectionately named “Speedo” by his wife, on May 8. Sach said he has always grown vegetables at his Whittier home, where he has lived for 32 years. Growing giant pumpkins in the yard began four years ago, after the Sachs read about the hobby in a newspaper. This year, Sach said he uprooted the rest of the vegetable garden to make way for pumpkins, planting two separate vines, each in a 20-by-40-foot patch. A few months into growing, however, the pumpkin in one patch split. Several smaller gourds, each weighing 50 to 100 pounds, now grow on the empty space. At the height of growing season, Speedo gained 25 to 50 pounds each day, soaking up gallons of water, nutrients and a lot of potassium to encourage growth. Sach said he also fed the plant molasses, one of the tricks circulated on the Web devoted to growing gourds. “Everybody kind of shares information with everybody,” Sach said. “It’s not real secretive.” Seeds from winning pumpkins are traded between growers, Sach said, in the same spirit of cooperation. The seeds from which Speedo sprouted came from Ohio. In addition to seeds, chemicals, water and sunlight, the pumpkin needed constant attention during the growing season. “I’m really proud of John,” Vicki Sach said of her husband. “Hours and hours go into this, and some of the neighbors are interested. They like to come over and see the pumpkins.” The pumpkin rested on a foam pad, was shaded by umbrellas, watered and fed on an automatic system, with fans focused on the stem and roots of the plant. John Sach estimates the couple’s water bill went up $50 per month during the six-month growing season. At one point, Speedo’s stem began to rot, and John had to perform emergency surgery, cutting out the infected portion and spraying fungicide on the cut area. “It started to go bad, and John said it probably wouldn’t make it,” Vicki Sach said. “He said it was hopeless, but the decayed part healed.” The Sachs think the setback likely cost them a few hundred pounds, but Speedo is still the largest pumpkin they have grown in their four years in the sport. The Sachs’ past pumpkins, sporting names like Tiny, Porky and Pigly, have grown as large as 908 pounds. Their first pumpkin was classified as a squash at competition because of its greenish-gray color, and set a record for weight in that category in California at 828 pounds. The couple has seven grandchildren, who are always interested to see the pumpkins’ progress. Beth Saltikov, Vicki Sach’s daughter-in- law, said she and her husband, Marty, bring their three young children over to see the pumpkins. “It’s a family phenomenon,” Saltikov said. “Every time we come over, we just kind of come back to look at it.” Saltikov said she hopes the Sachs manage a win in Paso Robles on Saturday. The first-prize winner in the contest receives $6 per pound for their pumpkin, or $6,600 in the Sachs’ case, while second place wins $2,000 and third place takes home $1,000. Regardless of the outcome at the contest, the Sachs plan to bring Speedo home to carve into giant jack-o’-lantern for their grandkids. “When we get back, if the pumpkin is in good shape, we’ll carve it up,” Vicki Sach said. “Watching the grandchildren enjoy the pumpkin is the highlight for me.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Giant pumpkin• Video: Giant pumpkin WHITTIER – Before Cinderella’s carriage turned back into a pumpkin at midnight, it might have been about the size of John and Vicki Sach’s gourd, recently plucked from the couple’s yard with a machine hoist. The Sachs estimate their pumpkin weighs about 1,100 pounds. Like Cinderella’s coach, the jack-o’-lantern-in-training is on its way to the ball, a one-day “Paso Robles Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off” in Paso Robles, where competitive pumpkin growers face off to find out who has grown the heaviest vegetable. Last year’s winner was about 700 pounds. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS NARROWLY LOSE OUT TO KILLBEGS IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

first_imgSean Mac Cumhaills GAA NotesUNDER 13 GIRLS FINALThe girls are out this Sat in the Final against Glenswilly. Throw-in at the Gaelscoil Letterkenny is 11.00am.Best of luck to all the girls and to the two Johns.LAST MAN STANDING.The club is running a Last Man Standing competition. For your chance to win €300 contact any Senior player.SENIOR FOOTBALLMac Cumhaills 1-11Killybegs 1-12LOTTO There was no winner of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 12,17,23 and 25.There were 3 match 3 winners.Brian O donnell, Dermot Patton and Sadie Mc Gowan receive €50 each.The jackpot remains at €10,000. BINGOThe Bingo is in The Villa Rose at 8.30pm this week. Over €9,000 can be won.GAA NEWS: SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS NARROWLY LOSE OUT TO KILLBEGS IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO was last modified: November 11th, 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more

INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: BUNCRANA INTO CU FINAL, DUNREE HIT QPS FOR FIVE

first_imgBuncrana Credit Union Cup Semi Final – inishowenfl.ieMoville Celtic 4-3 Rasheney FC  This was a topsy turvy encounter in which Rasheney led two nil at the break but a brace apiece from experienced strikers Joe Doherty and Nigel Mc Monagle saved Moville blushes.Moville started well with McMonagle firing across goal and wide before Raymond Campbell’s header was saved by Johnathan Noone and Tony Boyce headed a Darryl Doherty cross wide.Somewaht against the run of play Rasheney opened the scoring when John Mclaughlin collected a poor clearance and drilled a low shot past Sean McGuinness from sixteen yards.Aaron Friel then had a long range effort saved by McGuinness before at the other end Boyce’s first time shot was brilliantly saved by Noone.Rasheney responded and doubled their lead when McLaughlin’s free was parried by McGuinness and Ryan Doherty was on hand to slot home.They almost added a third when McLaughlin’s free was cleared off the line by Graeme Doherty to Ryan Doherty whose twenty yards effort crashed off the bar.Before the break Movilel went close when Boyce fed McMonagle but his angled effort went past the far post. Moville came flying out of the blocks on the restart with Joe Doherty heading down for Dermot Harkin but his effort from twenty two yards was well held by Noone.They got a goal back on 49 minutes when Joe Doherty fed Tony Boyce who beat the offside trap to advance and square for McMonagle to slide home. Rasheney responded and almost restored their two goal cushion when McLaughlin and Friel combined for the former to cross for Damien Friel whose near post header flew inches wide.The home side replied and on the hour levelled when Darryl Doherty’s cross found Joe Doherty to sidefoot home from six yards. At the other end Rasheney had another chance but substitute John Grant’s effort failed to trouble McGuinness when he was well placed.Moville took the lead on 72 minutes when McMonagle thumped a loose ball from twenty yards past Noone before minutes later Joe Doherty converted a penalty awarded after Boyce was upended.But Rasheney kept going and Mclaughlin saw a fierce angled shot well saved by McGuinness.They reduced the deficit to the minimum on 88 minutes after Mclaughlin’s low cross was converted by his brother David from close range.But try as they could they could not force extra time.Dunree hit point for FIVE Dunree United 5-1 QPS  Having drawn here two weeks ago which saw the point lift the league title Dunree stormed into the final with this deserved victory.The home side staretd well and when Neil Moran crossed the ball fell to Ryan Bradley whose effort deflected away off a defender.They then took the lead on 18 minutes when Liam Baldrick converted a penalty awarded for handball.They doubled their lead on 36 minutes after Sean Doherty fed Conor McBride who beat his man and unleashed a powerful twenty yards effort past Conor McColgan.The point started the second half well with Dean Barron having an early shot turned round the post by Paul McGettigan.Dunree hit back and McBride’s corner was headed onto the bar by Daniel McLaughlin on 52 minutes.The visitors got a goal back then on 64 minutes when Stephen McCarron’s cross was headed home by Oisin McCool.But all thoughts of a comeback were dispelled six minutes later when Baldrick broke on the right and crossed for McLaughlin to slide the ball home.Barron then had another snapshot well turned round by McGettigan but on 75 minutes Daniel McLaughlin robbed a defender and raced clear to slot home.They completed the scoring on 86 minutes when substitute Bernard Doherty fired a superb twenty five yards effort to the top corner. INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: BUNCRANA INTO CU FINAL, DUNREE HIT QPS FOR FIVE was last modified: May 12th, 2013 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:DUNREE HIT QPS FOR FIVEINISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: BUNCRANA INTO CU FINALlast_img read more

EILEEN AND FRIENDS TO GIVES THE BUMS UP TO CANCER!

first_imgThese Cloughaneely ladies are giving the bums up to cancer!The Cloughaneely community & friends of Eileen McGinley are holding a fundraising weekend from the 4th of September until the 7th September.The event is being organised to raise funds for Eileen Mc Ginley’s fight against cancer.Eileen is from Derryreel Falcarragh. She has played gaelic football for her native Cloughaneely ladies team and has in the past lined out for Donegal. She is a past pupil of Murroe National School Dunfanaghy, and PCC Falcarragh. Former team mates and friends of Eileen are holding a fundraising weekend in support of her work, and raising awareness about Bowel Cancer and her own personal journey. Follow her story on Facebook Bums Up To Cancer.There are four events happening over the weekend.On 4th there is a bike run at 7 o’clock leaving Sweeneys garage, a pub quiz will be held on the Friday the 5th at ten in the shamrock; there is a disco on the Saturday in the hotel with DJ Wild, and then there is a 5k family run/walk on the Sunday at 1 leaving the gym donations are welcome and tickets for the disco are 10 euro and are on sale now.EILEEN AND FRIENDS TO GIVES THE BUMS UP TO CANCER! was last modified: September 2nd, 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:cancerCloughaneelyEileen McGinleylast_img read more