Local GAA action

first_imgThere’s plenty of local GAA action on around the county this weekend.First up this afternoon is the meeting of near neighbours Arravele Rovers and Galtee Rovers in the West Senior Football Final.Both have to win west to stay in the county, however Galtee Rovers have the upper hand, having beaten Arravale in the recent O’Donoghue Cup final. Photo ©Stephen Gleeson The game throws in in Annacarthy at 3 o’clock, and Arravale Selector Tommy Twoomey says they’ll have to be ready for the Galtee’s challenge…Before that game, at 1.30, Rockwell Rovers meet Clonoulty Rossmore in the intermediate decider.Then this evening at half 5, Killenaule meet Carrick Swans in the South Senior Hurling Final.Swans are the most decorated south tipp hurling club with 22 south titles to their name.However, Killenaule have 21 titles, and a win this evening would see them level with Swans.That game is on in Fethard.Also down for decision this evening is the North Senior hurling final which throws in at 6pm in NenaghNenagh Eire Og face Borrisoleigh, in what is expected to be a pulsating game.Borrisoleigh Coach Johnny Kelly is a Portumna man, and with the Galway in the All Ireland Final tomorrow, he says his sole focus is on the North game…Finally this evening sees the Mid Tipp Intermediate hurling final at 6 o clock in Holycross.It sees Thurles Sarsfields up against Gortnahoe Glengoole.last_img read more

Dry spell hitting home in Highlands

first_imgThe dry weather is continuing into the fifth week.Mingende Rural Hospital in Chimbu Province is threatening to shut its operations due to having a poor water supply system.The hospital’s acting director of nursing services Peter Kelly told Loop news that all rain water catchment tanks had run out, leaving the patients and staff in dire need of water.Kelly says most of the operations of the hospital are dependent on a good water supply system and without it they couldn’t  do much.”The water supply system in this hospital has been an ongoing issue and none of the past and present MPs have ever attempted to fix it,” says Kelly.PNGLoop understands that the Sir Joseph Nombri hospital in Kundiawa has already scaled down its operations.Many schools in Jiwaka Province are already sending children home as early as 1pm, allowing them to go to nearby shrinking creeks and rivers to bathe and fetch clean water for drinking, washing and cooking.last_img read more