LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgYou can send your local news to [email protected] All submissions welcomed.ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS LOCAL NOTESThe St.Johnston and Carrigans Social Services bus outing will be on Saturday June 23rd leaving Carrigans at 12pm and St.Johnston at 12.15pm. If you wish to go, please leave your name in the Resource Centre or ring Sarah on 087-7489181 before Friday 15th June. Karate Classes: Starting on Thursday 5th April from 6 to 7pm. To suit all ages.€5 per session. At the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, St.Johnston. Tel: 00447729732691 for more information.The History Links Project is currently looking for new participants for the St.Johnston, Newtown and Burt group. The group currently meets in Monreagh Heritage Centre on Wednesday at 7.30pm. The group is newly formed and welcomes anyone from the wider area with an interest in local history. Over the coming months there will be trips away and meetings with groups from other areas. Come along and give it a go and get to know more about your area. For more information call Stephen McNamee or Kathleen Bonner at the History Links Projects on 0749141958.Fundraising Table Quiz: The table, Saturday 14th April. Starting at 8.30 pm sharp.Teams of 4, €20 per team. Spot Prizes. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Tea and coffee available.At the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre.For Information call: 074 91 48551.Training for Taxi Drivers: Are you a taxi driver or thinking about setting up a hackney business. St Johnston & Carrigans are offering training and support for drivers to take the Small Public Service Vehicle test. This training will provide the learner with up to date information, legislation, basic rules and regulations required to operate in the Small Public Service Vehicle industry and the area knowledge, routes and fares test. For more information contact: 074 91 48551. Regional Employment Outreach: The Regional Employment Outreach Service can help long term unemployed to get back into fulltime employment, identify training opportunities, prepare CV and fill out application forms and much more. So if you wish to avail of the service: The Outreach Officer will be in attendance in the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, St.Johnston on Wednesday 4th April 2012 from 11am to 1pm. No appointment necessary. For further information contact Helen or Mary on: 074 9128010.This service is supported by DLDC and ICTU and is totally confidential.Upcoming Courses:Dress making for beginners.Occupational First Aid.For more information contact the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre on 074 91 48551.Whist Drive: A Whist Drive will be held on Monday 30th April 2012, starting at 8pm sharp. €5 per person, a light supper will be served.Youth Club at the Drop in Centre, Main St., St.Johnston.Wednesday 5th & 6Th Class 6pm – 7.30pmThursday 1st & 2nd Year 6.30 – 8pmThursday 3rd Year & over 8pm – 9.30pmFriday 1st yr & over 6pm – 10pmGuitar Lessons: Every Tuesday in the drop-in centre, €30 per person for 8 lessons. Beginners from, 4pm to 5pm and improvers from 5pm to 7pm. For further information contact the Resource Centre on 9148551.Walk & Talk Group: We meet at the drop-in centre, main street, St Johnston at 7.15pm every Tuesday. Each week we go to different destination which is agreed a week in advance (transport provided or we car share). Why not come and join us and get yourself fit for summer 2012!Irish Dancing classes for fun or for competition age 3 yrs upwards. Fully qualified and experienced teacher with over 20 years experience having trained Ulster, All Ireland and World Champions. On every Tuesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, in the St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Ann’s Boxercise Class: Tuesday evening 5.45-6.45pm, Thursday evening 7.30-8.30pm and Friday mornings from 10.00am to 11.00pm. Boxercise is a fantastic all over body workout, which burns between 400-950 calories in 1hr sessions. Classes are always good fun and very addictive! Excellent for increasing fitness levels in weight loss, toning, building stamina and for stress release. Female and is fully qualified as an instructor. Just bring water and mat or big towel.Cost €5. For more information call 086 3238437.Forever Crafts: The Forever Crafts, at the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm. New members are always welcome.Parent Toddler Group: This group runs every Wednesday from 10am – 12pm in the old playgroup building, at Church Lane, St. Johnston. This group provides a relaxed setting for young children to meet socialise and play with their own age group and for mums/dads/grandparents or carers to have a cuppa and a chat. We look forward to seeing you there.Lunch Club: Are you fifty or over? Are you at a loose end? Would you like to meet and socialise with people of your own age group for lunch, a chat, a bit of craic, enjoy occasional outings, theatre trips, social events, meeting new people and an annual holiday. If you are interested, join us at the Lunch Club in St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre every second Wednesday from 11am-1.30pm. The next Lunch Club will be held on 11th April 2012. New members always welcome! Transport can be provided. For more information contact Teresa McDermott or any of the centre staff at 074 9148551.Jiving Class: Jiving classes have started at the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, every Wednesday from 8.30pm to 10.00pm. Everybody from beginners to experienced is welcome. Cost €5 per Adult. Pilates: Every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm.Line Dancing: Every Thursday from 9pm to 10pm.Counselling: Do you experience feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness due to bereavement, relationships or isolation? Would you simply like someone to talk to about any problem in your life that distresses you? St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre offer a free and professional and confidential and safe counselling service for men and women. For more information call Niki Cross in complete confidence at 087 0569124.Laggan Historical Society: On Thursdays from 10 am—12.30pm, Ulster Scott’s Heritage Centre, Monreagh, Carrigans. Are you interested in Local Knowledge to share? A new informal History group, that’s open to all.Meet like minded folk, listen to guest speakers, and take a field trip somewhere interesting. For more information call: 074 91 40708.Clothes Bank: There is a Clothes Bank at the Family Resource Centre to help raise funds for the Centre. Please donate: Clothes, Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Shoes, and Curtains. Your donations will be much appreciated. The bank can be found at the back of the Centre and is a purple colour. Sorry we cannot accept items such as carpets, ornaments, mats, glass and paper.Swap and drop your old books and magazines: There is a table of free books near the reception area in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Please feel free to take a book.Stamps: If you have any used stamps, please cut them out by cutting the envelope and leaving some of the envelope around them. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St.Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects. Thank you.Battery Recycling: St.Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre is now accepting your small waste dry batteries! Please dispose of batteries properly!LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: April 4th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

New Man Utd side ‘massive’ for women’s football – Stoney

first_imgIt has been a long wait, but Manchester United finally make their debut in women’s football on Sunday and head coach Casey Stoney believes that the club’s arrival is a “massive” boost for the sport.While the Women’s Super League has seen increased attention in recent years and the exploits of Great Britain’s Olympic side in 2012 drew record crowds, United had remained estranged from the sport until the decision earlier this year to apply for entry in the Women’s Championship.On Sunday they play their first competitive fixture when they travel to Tranmere’s Prenton Park to face Liverpool in the Continental Tyres League Cup. And Stoney, who brought together a brand-new squad of 21 players for the first time less than six weeks ago, insists that United’s participation is an incredible fillip for the women’s game on a global scale. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “It’s massive,” Stoney told Goal. “People have been waiting for it for quite a while and I understand now, having been in the club, why they didn’t do it earlier because they didn’t feel in a position to be able to do it properly.“This club doesn’t do anything unless it’s done properly, and in five-and-a-half weeks the level of support, the level of care, the level of detail that goes into supporting me and the players is something I’ve never ever experienced being in the women’s game.”The 36-year-old, who numbers Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool among her former clubs as a player and represented England in 130 internationals, says that United won’t be starting on the back foot despite their whirlwind formation over the summer.“Do you know what, if I was at a different club, probably. But because I’m here, and the support around me and the level of support I’ve got from everybody in the club, I feel like we’re prepared,” she added. “Yes, I was more than aware we’re bringing 21 players, complete strangers, and all my staff [together], but we’ve done an awful lot of work in pre-season away from the pitch.“Team activities have been extremely challenging, we’ve invested in the person as well so we’ve done a lot of sharing our journeys, sharing our stories and getting to know people because I’m a big believer that your experiences shape you as a person.”Manchester United WomenUnited enter the English league at the second tier, with their first FA Women’s Championship fixture coming on September 9 when they travel to Aston Villa. But Stoney is looking forward to her squad being tested by top-tier opposition in the League Cup first, with Sunday’s trip to Liverpool being quickly followed by their inaugural home fixture against Reading on August 25 at the Leigh Sports Village.“I’m really pleased, because we’re actually playing teams in the division above and my players want to challenge themselves, and we want to challenge ourselves as staff to be able to compete with those sorts of teams. So I think it’s great that we’ve got two fantastic games against some of the best players in the country to see where we’re at as a team after five-and-a-half weeks.”And as for facing Liverpool, of all clubs, in their first-ever fixture?“It couldn’t be more dramatic could it? In terms of the rivalry, the fact that seven of my players used to play there, I used to play there… The only more perfect thing would be if it was a home game for us.“We’re massively looking forward to it, we’re really excited. We know they’re in the tier above us so the pressure will be on them to win, but I know Man Utd fans won’t accept it if we don’t win.”Women’s Team Season Tickets are on sale at £39 (just £20 for U16s/65+). This price includes home cup games (except semi-finals / finals if applicable).Match tickets are also on sale to see Manchester United Women’s first home game against Reading FC Women. Tickets are priced at £5 (just £2.50 for U16s/65+). Visit www.manutd.com to purchase tickets. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more