first_imgMadge O’Donnell cutting the ribbon assisted by Sue Islam, Director of Nursing at Dungloe Hospital on the right and Daniel O’Donnell on the left.Daniel O’Donnell helped with the official opening of Dungloe Community Hospital’s newly refurbished ‘Rosses Sitting Room’.The funding for the refurbishment of the sitting room was sponsored by Supervalu Dungloe who raised a total of €6,300.Daniel performs at the official opening ceremony.The new refurbishments have lent a bright and airy feel to the sitting room and it provides a space for the residents to relax in a comfortable, homely environment. The oldest resident in the hospital Madge O’Donnell, who is 97 years old, did the official honour of cutting the ribbon.The event was enhanced by musical performances from Paddy Joe O’Donnell, Danny Dunleavy, Neily Boyle, P.J. Sweeney and our local celebrity Daniel O’Donnell.A Jiving demonstration was given by local children Zara O’Donnell and Dayna Dixon.A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all residents, their families and the staff of Dungloe Community Hospital. The HSE and Dungloe Community Hospital would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Supervalu Dungloe.Residents and staff in the newly refurbished ‘Rosses Sitting Room’.  DANIEL AND MADGE OPEN THE NEW ‘ROSSES SITTING ROOM’! was last modified: July 31st, 2014 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:donegalDungloe Community HospitalMadge O’DonnellOPENINGRosses Sitting Roomlast_img read more

FIFA Confederations Cup: Leon Goretka double helps Germany reach final

first_imgGermany’s Leon Goretzka scored two expertly-taken early goals to set them on the way to a thumping 4-1 win over Mexico in a dramatic, end-to-end Confederations Cup semi-final on Thursday.Mexico had more chances and more possession but their defence left wide open spaces which were ruthlessly exploited by Germany’s young, experimental team.Goretzka struck twice in the first eight minutes before Timo Werner and Amin Younis added two more in the second half, though Marcio Fabian’s 89th minute goal for Mexico was the most spectacular — a viciously swerving drive from 35 metres.Germany, whose starting team had an average age of just under 24, will meet Chile in Sunday’s final in St Petersburg, having progressed despite resting players such as keeper Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos.Mexico’s elimination will leave the fans wondering about their chances at next year’s World Cup if, as expected, they qualify, and of ending a run of six successive last 16 exits.There was controversy after the break when Werner appeared to be pushed in the back as he broke into the penalty area but the referee waved play on without asking for a video replay.Germany went ahead after six minutes when Benjamin Henrichs burst down the right and Goretzka swept his low pass into the net from the edge of the penalty areaIt took one minute 49 seconds for Germany to double their lead as Werner slipped the ball through an open Mexico defence to Goretzka who clipped it over keeper Guillermo Ochoa.advertisementMexico looked to be on course for a repeat of their 7-0 loss to Chile at last year’s Copa Centenario and could have gone three behind when Werner broke clear but Ochoa blocked his shot.Mexico had 58 percent of possession and 25 goal attempts to Germany’s 12 but wasted their openings.By contrast, Germany were clinical and struck again when their 23-year-old captain Julian Draxler, their most experienced player with 34 caps, slipped the ball to Jonas Hector whose pass into the area was turned in by Werner in the 59th minuteMexico bravely continued to push forward and Raul Jimenez headed against the bar. Fabian’s goal gave them brief hope of a comeback, which was soon ended by Younis with Germany’s fourth.last_img read more