30,000 DONEGAL FANS SET TO DESCEND ON CROKE PARK

first_imgFans who can’t make it to Croker will be tuning in around the globeAN estimated 30,000 Donegal fans are set to turn Croke Park green and gold on Sunday.With Jim McGuinness’s side set to face Mayo in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland Final, supporters from across Ireland and beyond have been snapping up all available tickets.Last year’s footballer of the year Karl Lacey returns to the starting line-up for this All-Ireland Quarter Final match with Mark McHugh expected to take a place on the bench. Cavan take on Kerry at 2pm with fans from the Ulster county set to travel in numbers to the game.But Donegal fans will outnumber those from other counties at GAA headquarters.“I think we are heading for a repeat of last year’s quarter final,” said Grace Boyle from Club Tir Chonaill.“Between ticket sales through clubs and through shops and other outlets, we think there will be around 30,000 people Donegal fans heading for Dublin this weekend. “Last year Donegal fans inside Croke Park at this stage of the competition created an incredible atmosphere and we’re hoping for more of the same this Sunday.”Last year families took advantage of the occasion, knowing tickets for later rounds – if Donegal progressed – would be harder to get.Fans who can’t make it to the game can watch it on TV3 – with Donegal people around the globe hoping to get coverage wherever they are.Meanwhile Donegal fans are being asked to put their shirts on their team.Sponsorship cards are being drafted out across the county in a bid to raise funds for the senior team. The lines are just €3 each and there are 50 lines on each card.And the good news is that for just €3 you have a chance of winning a Donegal jersey.Needless to say we all hope that we’re still wearing them as we travel in numbers to Croke Park in September.Businesses and clubs are asked to put a card at their place of work and to nominate someone to look after it. And the good news is that whoever looks after the card and returns the sponsorship money will also get a FREE Donegal jersey for their trouble.It’s a win win situation all around – hopefully both like Donegal’s quarter and semi-final appearances at Croker.Meanwhile the Official Donegal Facebook Page (not sure who runs that!) reckons Pope Francis is getting behind Jim’s boys.They posted this picture last night….30,000 DONEGAL FANS SET TO DESCEND ON CROKE PARK was last modified: August 1st, 2013 by John2Share 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:000 DONEGAL FANS SET TO DESCEND ON CROKE PARK30last_img read more

Police, train crew foil bow-and-arrow takeover

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The crew called Montclair police, and three officers arrived minutes later. The officers ordered the man to come out. Juventino Vallejo-Camerena, 43, of Pomona climbed out of the train, still clutching the bow and arrow, police said. Officers scattered and ordered the man to put down the weapon, but he refused. “He decided to cock the bow back and point it at the officers like he was going to shoot them,” said Montclair police Capt. Keith Jones. Officers shot the man, striking him in the left wrist and upper left arm. Paramedics took Vallejo-Camerena to Chino Valley Medical Center where he was treated for the non-life-threatening wounds. He was later booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, and held on suspicion of train robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. The westbound locomotive, which was carrying 71 rail cars containing various consumer goods and furniture, was headed to a harbor in Long Beach, train officials said. The train had come from Salt Lake City and was stopped at a railroad signal near Monte Vista Avenue at 10:39 p.m. when the man climbed into the locomotive, Davis said. The officers involved in the shooting were not placed on administrative leave, Jones said. Jones also said he was unsure if the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While Union Pacific railroad officials don’t know if the man intended to steal the cargo, they say no one has tried to overtake a train in years. “This is the first time I’m aware of in my 25 years working with the railroad,” Davis said. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting. Melissa Pinion-Whitt can be reached at (909) 483-9378 or by e-mail at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTCLAIR — A crew headed west on a freight train late Sunday was stopped at a railroad signal when they received an unexpected visitor. The man – a cross between someone out of the Great Train Robbery and Robin Hood – pointed a crude homemade bow and arrow at the crew and ordered them off the train, police said. But the train engineer and conductor were a step ahead of him, turning the wannabe Butch Cassidy into a bungling bandit. “Once the train crew got off the train, then they shut off the fuel so the train couldn’t go anywhere,” said Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis.last_img read more