COUNCIL URGES ROAD USERS TO KEEP ‘RACE IN ITS PLACE’ AHEAD OF RALLY

first_imgThe Donegal Road Safety Working Group, have issued a road safety message to everyone attending the Joule Donegal International Rally to “Slow Down”.The road safety campaign aims to convey life-saving road safety messages to the public and to the high-risk target audiences following and viewing the rally.“We want to get the message directly to the predominantly young men who follow the sport,” explained Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer. “We want to remind them of the need to drive safely and to keep the race in its place. We would appeal to all road users to take their time on the roads and do everything they can to increase their safety as well as others, no matter how long or short the journey is and not to attempt to imitate what they see during the race”. Large numbers will arrive in Donegal over the coming days to attend the rally and we want to emphasise the importance of safety, both on the rally course and on the public roads.Everyone attending the rally will need to get the message that ‘safety wins’ first and foremost.Followers of the rally need to be reminded to watch the stages from safety areas, always stay within the speed limits and reduce speed in inclement weather conditions and allow plenty of time to arrive safely at your destination. Always wear your seatbelt. Never ever drink or drug drive. Never use a mobile phone while driving and beware of the signs of the onset of driver fatigue.Safety is a top priority for all rally drivers and it should be the top priority for all road users. Drivers simply cannot drive on open roads the same way that professional rally drivers drive on closed roads with a co-driver warning of upcoming obstacles and hazards.Ordinary drivers just don’t drive under the same strict health and safety requirements and when driving on public roads we must always obey the rules of the road.To date this year, 80 people have died on Irish roads, an increase of 14 on the same period in 2015.COUNCIL URGES ROAD USERS TO KEEP ‘RACE IN ITS PLACE’ AHEAD OF RALLY was last modified: June 14th, 2016 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

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS’ MINORS HAVE GOOD WIN OVER GLENFIN

first_imgRed Hughs Notes 14/07/2013Lotto & 100+ ClubThere was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but Luke Kelly, Edenoughill won €30 in Lucky Dip. Numbers drawn were 4,3,5,2,1,8,6,7. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,700. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 20th July – Cathal Doherty, 27th July – Tony Gallagher and 3rd August – Paddy Kelly. The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was Corey Gallagher, Dromore who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club.Seniors & ReservesBoth teams were in league action at the weekend in Carndonagh. The reserves gave a good display to win their game fairly comfortably despite fielding an understrength team. They lead the all the way through and there was again some very good performances from the young (and not so young) players on the team. Well done to all involved. Final score: Red Hughs 2-11 Carndonagh 1-7.The senior game was a very tight and tense affair with the lads playing well for the most part and they lead at half time 1-5 to 0-7. The second half was very close with Red Hughs having plenty of possession and were very unfortunate to lose by a single point in the end. Final score: Red Hughs 1-10 Carndonagh 1-11. This was a disappointing result with the lads probably being the best team throughout and deserved something from the game. There were plenty of good points in the performance though to take into the upcoming games. Both sides are in action again next Saturday 20th July. They are fixed to play Downings away with the reserve game at 6.00pm and the senior at 7.30pm. Good luck to both teams and all come out and support the boys in these important games.Senior LadiesThe ladies are fixed to play Urris away this Wednesday the 17th July at 7.30pm in the 1st round of the championship. Good luck to the girls.The U-14 Girls play St Eunan’s away in Letterkenny on Tuesday.Minor Board Well done to the U8 teams who took part in the blitz at the pitch on Saturday morning.The U12 boys team have training next Monday the 22nd July at 7.00pm.The U16 boys are down for two fixtures in the coming days – this Friday 19th July they are fixed to play Burt at home at 7.30pm and on Monday they are fixed to play Gweedore at home also at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the lads. These fixtures are subject to change so keep an eye on club Facebook page for any updates.Well done to the U18 boys on a great victory over Glenfin in the preliminary round 1st leg of the championship last week on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-7. The second leg is on this Wednesday the 17th July at 7.30pm away in Glenfin. All come out and support the lads. GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS’ MINORS HAVE GOOD WIN OVER GLENFIN was last modified: July 15th, 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:GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS’ MINORS HAVE GOOD WIN OVER GLENFINlast_img read more