NEIL MCGEE – “THE GRAVY TRAIN WILL STOP SOME DAY SO MAKE THE MOST OF IT WHILE YOU CAN”

first_imgNeil McGee is currently preparing Down Under for Ireland’s clash against Australia on Saturday in Sydney.Donegal star Neil McGee says he’ll continue to board the gravy train as it won’t last forever.The towering full-back enjoyed another superb season for Donegal and picked up his third All-Star.McGee is currently in Australia where he’s preparing for Ireland’s one off test against Australia in the International Rules Series in Sydney on Saturday. It’s McGee’s third series and he’s had to take time off work to head Down Under.However, when McGee returns he’ll be heading straight off to Boston for the All-Stars tour, meaning he’ll be away in total for over three weeks.McGee who is employed as a roofer, says his boss is very understanding and the fact he’s a big GAA man helps.McGee told The Irish Daily Star, “In fairness the fella I work for is very good. “He’s a big GAA man, and that’s half the battle, you can’t really refuse it.“Somebody said to me the gravy train will stop some day so make the most of it while you can.”McGee won’t have much of an off-season break as he’ll be straight back into training with new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher in the New Year.However, McGee says he’ll keep himself ticking over during the festivities.McGee said, “I keep the weights going all year, I just do a wee bit, you put on weight at Christmas, that is only natural. McGee is expected to start alongside Donegal colleague Michael Murphy in the test on Saturday night.NEIL MCGEE – “THE GRAVY TRAIN WILL STOP SOME DAY SO MAKE THE MOST OF IT WHILE YOU CAN” was last modified: November 19th, 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:AustraliaGAAIrelandneil mcgeenewsSportlast_img read more

Minister confirms to Deputy Pringle fishing penalty points to be introduced by Christmas

first_imgDeputy Thomas Pringle has raised a Dáil question with the Minister for Agriculture regarding a fishing penalty points regime which Minister Creed has indicated will be introduced shortly. The Minister confirmed he hopes to introduce the regime by Christmas.The point system intends to apply to the Licence Holder of a sea-fishing boat when a serious infringement of the Common Fisheries is detected. Statutory Instrument (S.I.) No. 125 of 2016 will be amended to change the make-up of the Determination Panel set up under previous legislation and will determine the probabilities of a serious infringement having occurred.No exact date has yet been given by the Minister.Speaking on the penalty points system Deputy Pringle says while this piece of legislation mainly deals with licence holders, there are still implications for skippers.“I’m disappointed that the Minister is going ahead with this without proper consultation with the wider fishing community. A few questions remain after the Dáil exchange today, which were partially addressed by the Minister himself. “Firstly, while the Minister has clarified that the penalty points system will apply to boat holders, ie: not skippers or crew, the implication of boat holders losing their fishing licence means skippers and crew will lose work as a result. This leads me to believe that the Minister has not considered all the implications in full” says Pringle.He added “Secondly, the Minister has confirmed that drafting of primary legislation introducing a separate penalty points system for skippers is at an advanced stage. This is cause for concern for many fishermen in Killybegs as we have yet to determine what the implications of this new regime will be. Since there is no EU Law forcing the Government to act on this we need to ask why the Minister feels the urgent need to draft new legislation before the fishing community has been consulted. I will be scrutinising the contents of the Bill as it comes before the Agriculture Committee in due course” says Pringle.“Thirdly, while I welcome the opportunity for boat holders to appeal the decision made by the Points Determination Panel I question the independent nature of the three nominees to the Panel itself as they will be appointed by the Attorney General while the Adjudicator will be directly appointed by the Minister himself. I don’t believe this brings great confidence that the new system will be fair and impartial which again needs to be teased out before being enforced. This needs to be clarified,” continues Pringle.“Again, I will be looking at upcoming legislation in closer detail as a Member of the Agriculture Committee and will press upon the Minister the need for effective consultation with fishing communities across the country” concludes Pringle.Minister confirms to Deputy Pringle fishing penalty points to be introduced by Christmas was last modified: November 9th, 2017 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:Deputy PringledonegalFishingrightslast_img read more

Thousands flock to Barrio Escalantes La Luz outdoor festival on Sunday

first_img Facebook Comments Barrio Escalante’s food, music and craft beer attracted thousands of people to 33rd Street – known as “La Luz” – and surrounding areas on Sunday for the second edition of the Paseo Gastronómico La Luz.The San José outdoor festival featured 16 restaurants that took their kitchens to the streets, where they offered special menus for the day and delighted diners’ palates for 10 hours straight. Thousands enjoyed the Paseo Gastronómico La Luz in Barrio Escalante in December 2015. Andrés Madrigal/The Tico TImesThe offering was diverse, with options for everyone’s tastes. Luna Roja served classic boquitas, such as as chicasquil burritos, baked and stuffed with cheese; beans; pork rinds; and Salvadoran pupusas. Sofía Mediterráneo honored its heritage with lamb burgers, vegetarian chickpea cakes and baklava.L’Ancora restaurant featured chef Tony D’Alaimo, who cooked a delicious zucchini stuffed with mushroom sauce and penne pasta. Gamba restaurant’s specialty was seafood: fish, skewers and ceviche. Gato Negro’s most popular item was its beignets, a delicious Creole dessert from New Orleans. Andrés Madrigal/The Tico TImesPizzeria Il Volpino ran the gamut from Pizza Margarita to goat cheese pizza with honey and almonds. Vor vegetarians, Verdísimo restaurant had a special “chifrijo” with soy meat.To wash it all down, a wide range of craft beers was offered by the Costa Rican Beer Factory – and several other artisanal breweries – with its own sizable menu to go alongside.The food was extraordinary, and people were delighted, but good eats weren’t the only attraction of the day. Outstanding musicians set the tone, and people sang and danced along. To cap off the night, the great “Harmonica Wizard,” John Carey from New Orleans, played along with Costa Rican Blues Band JR. Andrés Madrigal/The Tico TImesThroughout the day, other attractions along the street included homemade ice cream, jewelry, wine, dancing, parades, and more.For those who couldn’t attend to the festival, don’t worry: You can still visit La Luz whenever you want to try some of the delicious and varied options this unusual street – and Barrio Escalante in general – has to offer. Follow ticotimes.net and the Paseo Gastronómico Facebook page, for news of the next edition of the festival. Related posts:Yoga Day, Father’s Day exhibit and other happenings around Costa Rica ‘Abominable Creatures,’ contemporary dance, and other happenings around Costa Rica Dance Company performance, La Llorona, and other happenings around Costa Rica Delicious eats for your holiday celebrationslast_img read more