Saddam Juma brace hands Uganda CECAFA bronze

first_img0Shares0000Saddam Juma is joined by teammates in celebrating his goal against Burundi in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup third place play off at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 17, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 17- Saddam Juma’s sumptuous second half brace saw defending champions Uganda Cranes come from behind to beat Burundi 2-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium on Sunday afternoon to claim the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup bronze.Uganda goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan’s butter fingers had given Burundi the lead in the first half, but a sublime volley and a well taken freekick by Juma in the second half handed the Cranes a consolation prize for their efforts. Uganda continued to press and in the 67th minute, Milton karisa who had just come on as a second half substitute came close with a flicking header unmarked from inside the box after Nsibambi cited his run into the box.They finally got the goal five minute later when Shabaan took on the responsibility after being fouled at the edge of the box, curling a wonderful freekick over the wall and leaving the Burundi keeper dazed.They should have had more goals through Allan Katterega and Karisa, bit they were thwarted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Burundi broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, Ochan spilling Pierre Kwizera’s curling freekick from the right when he seemed to have had a good grip of the ball.It had been a balanced start to the match, each team trying to open up for an attacking opportunity, but Kwizera’s freekick was the first shot on target in the game.Burundi should have doubled their lead on the half hour mark when Shabaan Ahmed’s dipping cross from the left was met by Laudit Mavugo at the far post, but the Tanzanian based striker headed wide.Burundi’s Ndikumana takes on Uganda’s Nelson Ssekantuka. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThree minutes to half time, Abdul Razak Fiston took on a daunting run on the left, evading his markers to break through to the edge of the box before releasing a shot from the outside of his foot which bounced against the crossbar.In the second half Uganda came back with more purpose and they needed just four minutes to get back on level terms.Shabaan volleyed the ball home from the edge of the six yard box after tournament top scorer Derrick Nsibambi nodded the ball down for him from a Geoffrey Madoi cross from the left.In the 55th minute, Nsibambi should have had his fifth goal of the tournament but his effort from a tight angle after beating the keeper trickled across the face of goal.last_img read more

USC guard bruises his knee

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita USC plays at UCLA on Wednesday. – Matthew Kredell center_img USC point guard Ryan Francis bruised his knee while bumping into a teammate at practice Monday and will undergo an X-ray today as a precaution. Francis, a freshman, is fourth in the Pac-10 with 33 steals and second in assist-to-turnover ratio. Listed as day-to-day, he walked with a slight limp off the practice court. last_img read more

Religious Events Calendar

first_imgSt. Stephen’s Lutheran Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary, 10 a.m. Sunday, 15950 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 363-5951. “Jewish Views on ‘Angels and Demons’ “ will be the topic presented by Howard Schwab, 3 p.m. Sunday, Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Admission $5. Call (818) 831-0835. Face of Love Tour with Christian bands “Sanctus Real,” “The Afters” and “Mainstay,” 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Paschal Baylon Roman Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Tickets $12. Call (1-877) 840-045, (805) 446-2719 or see www.ticketforce.com. The Rev. June Christine Goudey will be installed as the pastor at Simi Valley United Church of Christ, 3 p.m. Sunday, 370 Royal Ave. Call (805) 526-6001. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Wednesday Night Fellowship begins with a Holy Eucharist service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by 7 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. Bible study, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (818) 785-4251. The Women of Kol Tikvah will hold a Rosh Chodesh meeting, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 348-0670, Ext. 219. “Visions of the Afterlife: Who Goes to Heaven?” is the topic of a Pacific Southwest Branch of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism “Torah Fund Study Day,” 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Thursday, University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. Ticket, $61, include lunch. Reservations are required. Call (310) 476-5359. “Who is Jesus the Galilean?” is the theme for a lecture by the Rev. Doug Glassman, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church, parish center, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 888-8200. Camarillo Christian Women’s Club meets, 11 a.m. March 3, Spanish Hills Golf and Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Admission, $21, includes lunch. Reservations required by Friday. Lona Beardsley, mother of eight, will discuss family relationships. Call (805) 987-7134. Jewish World Watch Shabbat services, 6:30 p.m. Friday and 8:45 a.m. Feb. 25, Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, $25, with reservations required at (818) 530-4088. Call (818) 788-6000 or see www.jewishworldwatch.org. “Ancient Spiritual Wisdom: Principles and Practices” conference , presented by Newbury Park Christian Church, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Hyatt Westlake Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Registration prior to conference required; $50, includes lunch. If space available, $75 at the door. Call (805) 498-2129. “The Power of `I Am”‘, a spiritual techniques workshop for positive life changes, led by John Maxwell Taylor, 12:45-3 p.m. Feb. 26, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Admission $20. Call (805) 495-0105, Ext. 1. “Aim High” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday, Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meeting at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Centering Down to the Cutting Edge” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.webcom.com/onion. “Lion’s Den” will be the message of the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651. !”Jesus: His Divinity”, will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. “Faith on the Installment Plan” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 763-8231. “Forgiveness: Amazing Medicine” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Ken Bergmann, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “How to Get Along with Other People” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Paul N. Shafit, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, The Welcome Home Church, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 314-3664. “The Laughter of God” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “The Magic of Rowr” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Beverly Craig, 10 a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “Self-Respect” will be the message of the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “Trust God, It Works!” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Call (818) 244-8171. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA. 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to Holly.Andres@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Launch of Letterkenny Trad Week 2017 hits the right note

first_imgThe launch of the 3rd annual Letterkenny Trad Week, which takes place from January 20th to 30th, 2017, was held at An Grianán Theatre yesterday.The event goes from strength to strength each year and the 2017 festival has an expanded programme featuring five great concerts, music workshops and artists-in-residence The Rheingans Sisters from England.A brilliant series of folk and traditional music concerts includes performances by some of the world’s leading musicians including: Billy Bragg and Martin & Eliza Carthy from England, Julie Fowlis and Kris Drever from Scotland, Na Mooneys, Lynched and No Crows from Ireland and Joe Henry and Special Consensus from America. All concerts start at 8pm and tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre on 00353 74 9120777, or online at www.angrianan.comTickets for RCC concerts are priced €12 / €10 concessions, Martin & Eliza Carthy is €20 and Billy Bragg & Joe Henry is €25. Trad Week not only sorts out any January blues you might have but with a special Pre-Christmas Early Bird Offer, of all 5 concerts for €60 only, it also provides a great option for Christmas presents (offer ends December 23rd).Letterkenny Trad Week is organized by Donegal County Council Regional Cultural Centre and An Grianán Theatre, in association with Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal Music Education Partnership, Music Network and media partner Donegal News.Regional Cultural Centre Concerts Letterkenny Trad Week kicks off with three concerts at RCC Letterkenny.There’s a blistering double-bill with classic US Grammy nominated Bluegrass band Special Consensus and the first Letterkenny visit by Sligo’s dynamic folk orchestra No Crows on Friday January 20th.Leading Scottish outfit Lau’s frontman Kris Drever teams up with the exquisite Hebridean singer Julie Fowlis and two of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle) and Padraig Rynne (concertina) as part of a Music Network organised Irish Tour on Sunday 22nd.There is another incredible double-bill on Friday 27th with leading Donegal traditional music family group Na Mooneys, featuring sisters Mairéad and Anna Ní Mhaonaigh, their brother Gearóid and his son Ciarán, and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winning Rheingans Sisters from Sheffield.An Grianán Theatre Concerts The final two Letterkenny Trad Week concerts take place in the wonderful surroundings of An Grianán Theatre.The ‘A Family Affair, Gala Concert’ on Saturday January 28th features an amazing line-up of Martin & Eliza Carthy, Lynched, Rheingans Sisters and young local musicians Coirm.Martin Carthy ‘the greatest English folk song performer of them all’ (Q Magazine) and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza, will be joined by brothers Lynched ‘the most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years’ (The Guardian), 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners (Best Original Track) and Folk Award Nominees (Best Newcomer), the Rheingans Sisters and Coirm, the wonderful young ensemble from Letterkenny’s Ceol na Coille traditional music school.The final concert on Monday 30th features Billy Bragg & Joe Henry. In March this year Bragg and Henry, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train looking to reconnect with music inspired by the railroad. On this ‘Shine A Light’ tour, they’ll be playing songs from that journey, along with favourites from their own considerable back catalogues.Launch of Letterkenny Trad Week 2017 hits the right note was last modified: December 13th, 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)Tags:donegallaunchLetterkenny Trad Weeklast_img read more

EUNAN’S ARE CROWNED UNDER 14 CHAMPS

first_imgSt. Eunan’s captured the Under 14 title after defeating Naomh Conaill in the County League final in Ballybofey last night.The Letterkenny lads were on top throughout and ran out convincing winners in the end on a scoreline of 1-20 to 0-3.  EUNAN’S ARE CROWNED UNDER 14 CHAMPS was last modified: July 26th, 2012 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:St EunansUNDER 14 CHAMPIONSHIPlast_img read more

‘He’s the real deal’ – Arsenal fans beg the club to sign World Cup star

first_img Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football With Jack Wilshere barely out of the door, Arsenal fans have got their sights on a new midfield hero.Aleksandr Golovin has been one of the stars of World Cup in Russia, his homeland, with two assists and a goal to his name in two Group A matches. Golovin doing more in a World Cup than Steven Gerrard has in his entire career.— Trust the Process (@KozielloEN) June 19, 2018 can @UnaiEmery_ sign Golovin already. he’s the real deal #RUSEGY #AFC— Akanimo Hanson (@Hanzzz25) June 19, 2018 Pure class Golovin has been showcasing his skills at the World Cup and fans are loving what they’re seeing. Shy guy talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Arsenal going in for Golovin as a Wilshere replacement…the Unai movement is in full swing #AFC pic.twitter.com/gNnNgQnDqA— noah richman (@noahrichman89) June 17, 2018 You’re the one 2 Wilshere gone, get Golovin in as a replacement #AFC— Working on it (@TekkersDavis) June 19, 2018 Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Aleksandr Golovin in action for Russia against Egypt at World Cup 2018. We need Golovin 😭😭😭 #afc— Arsène Wenger (@youdundoe) June 19, 2018 Good times A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers center_img LU BEAUTY The Gunners were linked with a move for the 22-year-old, who is also reportedly being targeted by Juventus, Chelsea, and Manchester United.And with Wilshere’s exit on a free transfer this summer confirmed, the club’s fans watched him in Russia’s 3-1 win over Egypt and once again demanded a deal be sewn up by Arsenal officials.You can see what they have been saying on Twitter below. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings misery Sign him up @Arsenal dont let him goWhat r u waiting for #Golovin #Arsenal #AFC #WorldCup #RUSEGY— Nithin N (@Fabinthin04) June 19, 2018 Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter NO JOY SUPERSTITION Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup diamond geezer 2 Golovin is available for €25m @Arsenal GET MOVING— ARSENAL INTERACTIVE (@AFCInteractive) June 19, 2018 Latest World Cup news Now that Jack Wilshere has left we definitely need someone like Golovin! I’m thankful to Jack but I must say it just sounds like he didn’t want to fight for his place. #AFC— Marko Tomic (@MarkoTomic1497) June 19, 2018 Fallon d’Floor last_img read more

WE WILL NOT UNDERMINE GYNAECOLOGY SERVICES – LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL MANAGER

first_imgThe manager of Letterkenny General Hospital has admitted that there are plans to relocate the Gynaecology Ward at the hospital.However, Mr Sean Murphy has insisted that there are no plans to undermine the service.The hospital manager was speaking as anger grows at suggestions of plans to downgrade or move the ward which is used by up to 20 women each day. Campaigners are concerned any tampering with the current unit will see a removal of the ‘female only nurse’ status the unit currently holds.A campaign against the proposed relocation of the service has already received more than 1,000 backers on Facebook.Mr Murphy told Highland Radio “We are actively looking at how we could relocate the gyneacology services to other surgical wards to relive staff to allow us to move into new medical block.”However he added “We are not undermining the gynaecology services but we have to look at the options we are looking at.” He said no decision had been taken in relation to using male nurses at the unit. WE WILL NOT UNDERMINE GYNAECOLOGY SERVICES – LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL MANAGER was last modified: August 20th, 2012 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:GYNAECOLOGY WARDLetterkenny General HospitalSean Murphylast_img read more

ALL EVENTS FREE AT FÉILE CARRAIG ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL WHICH KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND

first_imgFéile Carraig Arts and Culture 2014 will take place Friday 22nd August until Sunday 24th August and once again all events are completely free.Crowds can look forward to their old favourites such as the tea dance, local artists exhibition, arts and crafts workshops, photography workshop, open mic night, craft stalls, ramblers walk, locals live music on the street, family fun day and of course the carnival parade.For the first time Féile Carraig Arts & Culture will organise their own Carnival Parade which will take place on Sunday 24th August at 6pm on Carrigart Main Street, where anyone willing to dress up and join in can meet at the Carrigart Hotel beer garden at 5.30pm to help them make it a spectacular event. Some new events and venues this year include storytelling with Wayne O’Connor, the use of Doe Castle for the drawing day, trad school; where participants can learn to play the tin whistle, fiddle and accordion, a puppet Show in the Bewglass Centre and the Family Treasure Hunt takes place on Mulroy Estate this year.On Sunday afternoon a Carrigart Church Crawl will take place, this architectural tour offers an opportunity to inspect, savour and compare all three churches and reflect upon some of the original thirteenth and fourteen century buildings in Ireland and England drawn upon for elements of their design.Live music will be on every night in both Logues Bar and the Carrigart Hotel. Please note because of such high demand in previous years, some events require pre-booking this year; all details can be found in the festival programme.For information about any of the upcoming events pick up your programme in local shops, bars and hotels this weekend or visit http://www.facebook.com/FeileCarraigArts To volunteer or for information contact the committee anytime on 085 136 0837.The committee would like to thank all their sponsors and local businesses for their continued support this year and they look forward to meeting you all over the weekend at Féile Carraig Arts & Culture 2014. ALL EVENTS FREE AT FÉILE CARRAIG ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL WHICH KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 18th, 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:EntertainementFeaturesnewslast_img read more

AMAZING PUBLIC RESPONSE AS FUND FOR TRAGIC SOCCER STAR MARK PASSES HALF-WAY

first_imgDonegal soccer star Mark Farren is half-way towards raising the cash he needs for his cancer treatment after just three days.Finn Harps captain Kevin McHugh with Mark Farren at a fundraiser Pic by Joe Boland.The former Derry City striker, who underwent surgery for a third time last month, has been battling a brain tumour for six years and plans to travel to an elite cancer treatment centre in Germany.The treatment will cost approximately €30,000 and an online funding page was set-up on Friday as the League of Ireland community rallies behind the 32-year-old. So far a total of 567 backers have donated more than €18,000 to Mark’s fund.Finn Harps have announced they will make a collection for the popular player during Friday’s clash with Waterford Utd at Finn Park.There will also be bucket collections at all SSE Airtricity League grounds over the next two weeks.Former Finn Harps manager Peter Hutton has urged people to donate what they can and support ‘a lovely young fellow’. “It’s been a fantastic and duly deserved,” Hutton said. ”Mark’s been a stalwart and legend for the club, not just the club, but the League of Ireland in general. So it’s great that people have come out and shown that response.“He’s a lovely young fellow, a real gent, and it’s sad that it it takes this for people to rally round, but it just shows the esteem he’s held in.“Please God the money keeps coming in and he gets the treatment that he needs and hopefully he’s on the road to recovery then.”Farren retired from football when he was first diagnosed in 2008 but made a remarkable return in 2011 and managed to break Liam Coyle’s goalscoring record before moving to Glenavon.All donations can be made here and more information is available on markfarren.com AMAZING PUBLIC RESPONSE AS FUND FOR TRAGIC SOCCER STAR MARK PASSES HALF-WAY was last modified: May 5th, 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)Tags:cancerm fundderry citydonegalfinn harpsMark Farrenlast_img read more

Map sheds new light on hundreds of Inishowen shipwrecks

first_imgA new website and interactive map outlining thousands of shipwrecks along the Irish coastline reveals details of many past Inishowen marine tragedies.The National Monuments Service Wreck Viewer pinpoints the location of thousands of shipwrecks over the past four centuries, including hundreds that lie beneath the waters here. View the map here: https://dahg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=89e50518e5f4437abfa6284ff39fd640More than thirty shipwrecks [and aircraft] lie hidden in the waters of Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly, while hundreds more were lost in the waters north of Malin Head, many of them during World War I. The new service details the loss of cargo and passenger ships, warships and submarines as well as a number of fishing vessels.Some of Inishowen’s most well-known historic shipwrecks, such as the Spanish Armada, the Laurentic and the Saldanha, are newly documented, while more modern losses such as the Nellie M and the Boy Shaun are also included.In total, the wreck viewer database holds information on more than 18,000 wrecks, although many of them are listed as ‘unknown’, their stories having long since faded with the passage of time.SS Laurentic The wreck of the Laurentic lies 120 feet below the waves of Lough Swilly. Many of the 350 dead are buried in Fahan and Cockhill.SS Laurentic sank with the loss of more than 350 people shortly after setting sail from Buncrana on January 23, 1917.Many of the dead were buried at Fahan and Cockhill while the 121 survivors were cared for at a reception in Derry’s Guildhall.The ship was built at Harland and Wolff in Belfast in 1907 and met its end in Lough Swilly ten years later.Originally purposed as one of the fastest and most luxurious passenger ships of its time, the Laurentic transported people between Liverpool and Quebec in Canada, and regularly sailed past the spot where the Titanic sank in 1912.Following the outbreak of World War in 1914, the Laurentic was converted into an armed merchant cruiser and was used by the British Navy to carry troops, ammunition and gold.More than 350 passengers and crew lost their lives when the ship came to rest 120 feet below the waves of Lough Swilly after striking a mine. The impact of the sinking was felt across the North-West as frozen bodies washed up on shore for days afterwards.One of the dead was Derry man Andrew Steele, who had been working on the ship as an assistant cook. His name is listed on the Diamond War Memorial in Derry.La Trinidad ValenceraThe fourth largest of the ships that made up the Spanish Armada, this requisitioned Venetian merchantman of 1,100 tons was lost in Kinnego Bay in September 1588. The wreck lies in shallow water approximately 100 meters offshore.On September 12, Trinidad Valencera was caught in a storm off the north coast of Ireland and, leaking badly, came to anchor at Kinnego on the 14th. Two days later, she split in two and sank.Most of the ship’s company seem to have made it safely to shore. About 40 lives were lost when she sank while more than 350 survivors reached the shore.The wreck lay at the bottom of the waters approximately 100 metres offshore for almost four centuries before being discovered by the City of Derry Sub-Aqua Club in 1971.The main body of artefactual material recovered from the ship is housed in the Tower Museum in Derry, while a large, ornate siege cannon is also on display in the National Museum of Ireland.A plaque, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Armada was erected in Kinnego Bay by Bord Failte, Donegal/Leitrim/Sligo Regional Tourism Organisation and Donegal County Council in 1988.Nellie MThe Nellie M was blown up by the IRA at Moville’s Carrickarory Pier in February 1981.The Nellie M cargo ship was bombed and sunk during an audacious IRA attack off the coast of Moville on Friday, February 6, 1981.The £3 million vessel, which had set off from Liverpool was loaded with thousands of tonnes of coal. It was anchored off Carrickarory Pier when an armed unit of twelve masked men struck.The gang hijacked the local pilot boat and forced the Moville pilot, at gunpoint, to take them aboard the Nellie M. Seven IRA volunteers boarded the boat to plant explosive charges while a further five stood guard at the pier.The Nellie M was eventually raised and refurbished in 1982. The ship was sold to an Irish company and re-named Ellie before JR Rix & Sons Ltd of Hull bought her in 1984 and christened her Timrix. In the year 2000 she crossed the Atlantic for new Columbian owners and she is still trading as the Dove. Saint BedanIn a similar attack in February 1982, the IRA targeted another coal ship, the Saint Bedan, in Moville.An IRA boarding party of 12 volunteers seized the boatd. The attack was again launched from the pilot boat based at Moville, and after the explosions, the cargo vessel sank on her starboard side in some 15 meters of water. She was raised and scrapped by November 1982.Crashed aeroplanesA light aircraft out of Eglinton Flying Club crashed in the Foyle in 1975 killing the pilot, the only person onboard.The plane, a Grumman American AA-IB Trainer, dived into Lough Foyle on September 12th on a downwind approach to Eglinton airfield.The wreckage of the plane was not recovered and currently lies in the middle of the Foyle, near McKinney’s Bank off Moville.In 2001 the Inishowen diving club discovered the wreckage of another plane in Lough Foyle, a Second World War B17 bomber. The Flying Fortress was upside down in about 21 metres of water. The 12 crew on board escaped when the plane was forced to ditch in September 1942, while en route from the US to a Royal Air Force base in southern England.Meanwhile the wreckage of an unknown third plane was found by diver John O’Raw while looking for the Saldanha in Lough Swilly. Boy ShaunThe national monuments wreck archive also details the loss of a local fishing vessel, the Boy Shaun, almost 31 years ago.Four fishermen died tragically when the 34ft trawler sank off Malin Head on September 20, 1987.Glengad fisherman Barney McDaid (56) died with his sons, Patrick (33) and Charlie (20), and his nephew David McDaid (27). All four were experienced fishermen.John McDaid (29) survived the tragedy after clinging to a plank of wood in the sea for forty minutes before he was rescued by a nearby vessel, the Carraig Eamonn.The weather was mild and water calm when the crew of the Boy Shaun set off from Portaleen Pier headed for Inishtrahull Island off the coast of Malin Head in search of crab. They were not wearing life jackets.Two bodies, including the remains of Mr McDaid, were pulled from the water while two others were recovered several months later on the coast of Scotland.German U-boatsAs many as 20 World War Two German U-boat submarines were wrecked off the Inishowen coast, including the U-861 lost at Inishtrahul in 1945 and the U-1003, which sank off Kinnego Bay after colliding with the HMCS New Glasgow in March of the same year.Many of the U-boats were scuttled or sunk in Operation Deadlight after being surrendered to the Allied Forces. A total of 116 were scuttled between November 1945 and February 1946.One of the German submarines, the U-281, was due to be scuttled but sank while being towed around 20 miles north of Malin Head and now lies in 67 metres of water, having been found by divers in 2001.During one such engagement, in October 1943, it shot down a Royal Canadian Air Force Sunderland southwest of Iceland. Three crew of U-281 were wounded during this encounter. The submarine spent much of 1944 patrolling off Britain and Ireland, but failed to sink any vessels. At the end of hostilities U-281 surrendered at Kristiansand, Norway, in May 1945 and was brought to Loch Ryan in Scotland.HMS Saldanha, SS FlorenceHMS Saldanha was a gun ship of the British Navy, launched in 1809 and wrecked two years later in Lough Swilly in December 1811.The wreck of the 36-gun Apollo-class frigate lies underwater at the south end of Ballymastocker Bay and has been the subject of many local dives.Saldanha shipwrecked in a gale on the night of December 4, 1811 while possibly attempting to return to her anchorage.There were no survivors out of the estimated 253 aboard, and some 200 bodies washed up on the shore at Ballymastocker Bay on the Fanad side of Lough Swilly.On Sunday 4 December 2011 a special ceremony was held to mark the 200th anniversary of the sinking. It was the first commemorative event recalling what is one of Ireland’s worst ever marine disasters.Also in Lough Swilly lies the wreck of the steamship, the SS Florence, lost close to the Buncrana Lighthouse on January 3, 1924.The National Monuments Service records little else about the vessel and its sinking however.Stypie, ErriaThe 19th century sailing vessel, the Stypie, sank near Moville in Lough Foyle in January 1905, approximately 890 metres to the south of Carrickarory Pier. The wreck lies upright on the seabed in 10-18 metres of water.Meanwhile the 53-metre-long MVErria was a Danish vessel that ran aground and was wrecked close to Shroove Beach during a storm on February 27, 1981.CarthaginianWhile on a voyage from the Clyde to Montreal with general cargo, the Carthaginian struck a German mine 2.5 miles northwest of Inishtrahull and sank on 14 June 1917.The tragedy, which occurred during World War I, resulted in the loss of 32 lives. Survivors were picked up by a British naval vessel and brought ashore at Buncrana.The Carthaginian was a 4,444-ton steel steamship owned by the Allan Line Steamship Co. Ltd. of Govan, Glasgow.The vessel was built in 1884 by Govan Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. It had a crew of 57, under the command of Captain A. Ogilvie, and could carry 596 passengers in three classes.Before the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 the vessel plied various transatlantic routes, typically out of Glasgow. She was subsequently armed with a 4-inch stern gun.The Carthaginian was one of 22 ships sunk by U-79 during 11 patrols. The HMT Corientes and HMT Charles Astie were also mined just north of Malin Head in June 1917 by the same U-boat.The wreck of the Carthaginian lies on the seabed and measures 116 metres in length, 21m in width and 4.3m in maximum height, with an average height of 2.1m. Although it is well broken up, there is still plenty to see on this wreck. The defensive stern gun can be found beside the rudder quadrant, along with the boilers and engine amidships. The bow is fairly upright.Map sheds new light on hundreds of Inishowen shipwrecks was last modified: May 9th, 2018 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:donegalInishowenshipwreckslast_img read more