REVEALED! West Ham’s top 10 summer transfer targets

first_img 10 8. Gerard Deulofeu, Barcelona. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see the full list of West Ham’s top transfer targets – The Spanish under-21 star has managed just six appearances in three years for Barcelona since he broke through their academy – and after loan spells at Everton and Sevilla he is looking to settle and play first team football by completing a permanent switch away from the Spanish giants. West Ham are among the favourites to complete a deal for the youngster, along with Everton, where he became a cult-hero during his loan spell at Goodison Park. The 21-year-old could be plucked from the Nou Camp for just £4.5m, and Slaven Bilic would hope to settle a deal with the midfielder before the team return to training on Monday, ahead of their European qualifying fixtures. 10 5. Vedran Corluka, Lokomotiv Moscow. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see the full list of West Ham’s top transfer targets – West Ham manager Slaven Bilic worked closely with Corluka during his spell as manager of the Croatian national team – where he was a key player in a side that lost just eight games in six years under Bilic – and the two could reunite at Upton Park as Bilic looks to strengthen his new club’s defensive lines. The 29-year-old spent four years in the Premier League at White Hart Lane before moving to Russian side Lokomotiv – where this season he was voted one of the best players for the Russian Cup-winning side. Before that, he spent a season at Manchester City before being knocked out of their starting 11 when Pablo Zabaleta pulled on a sky blue shirt. 4. Diego Perotti, Genoa. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see the full list of West Ham’s top transfer targets – West Ham recently made a bid for the Serie A star, but the price wasn’t right and their €8m offer was rejected. The Hammers have already secured the transfer of Pedro Obiang from Genoa’s bitter rivals, Sampdoria, but it’s unlikely Slaven Bilic’s side will ease off on negotiating a deal for the winger who scored four goals last season and crafted six assists for his current side, Genoa, where he’s played since signing from Sevilla last summer for £300,000. 10. Esteban Cambiasso, Leicester City. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see the full list of West Ham’s top transfer targets – The 34-year-old arrived at newly promoted Leicester City as one of the more surprising transfer deals of last summer, and earned the club’s player of the year award, but could be set to move away from the King Power Stadium after just one successful season. Slaven Bilic’s West Ham have reportedly shown interest in the experienced former Real Madrid man, and European football could be enough to lure him to the Hammers. It’s recently been revealed that the Foxes star has ruled out returning to his former club, Independiente, where he started his professional career, which will come as a boost for Bilic. West Ham’s newly appointed manager, Slaven Bilic, is looking to strengthen all aspects of the club;s squad ahead of their European qualifying fixtures and last season at Upton Park.Under Sam Allarydyce’s reign, the Hammers’ consistent mid-table finishes after their spell in the Championship were welcome in some quarters, but the owners want more.A new stadium awaits, European football (potentially) and a new manager has just been appointed to take the club to the next level.If the new gaffer is going to push on, he’ll need to recruit some new talent and here, talkSPORT looks at some of West Ham’s top targets.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the full list of West Ham United’s top transfer targets.Who would you like West Ham to sign this summer? Comment below! 10 6. Alex Song, Barcelona. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see the full list of West Ham’s top transfer targets – The Cameroon midfielder spent the duration of last season on loan at West Ham from Barcelona, playing an influential role in their early good form. Co-owner of the Hammers, David Sullivan, has revealed that he wants the midfielder to stay at the club, despite expectation that he would be on the move. If Bilic can convince the star to stay, he will hope he can impress in the same way he did when he first landed at Upton Park – before his fitness levels dropped along with his form. If the Barca star can stay fit and in the side, his involvement could prove pivotal for the East London side. 9. Charlie Austin, QPR. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see the full list of West Ham’s top transfer targets – Austin’s impressive debut season in the Premier League, netting 18 goals leading the line for QPR, wasn’t enough to to save the London club from relegation, but it has turned heads and the 25-year-old could remain a Premier League player. West Ham have reportedly joined the race for the Engish striker’s signature, potentially competing with Newcastle for his signature (and Chelsea, if more outlandish reports are to be believed). Austin is keen to be a first-choice striker at his next club – could his destination be Upton Park? 2. Dimitri Payet, Marseille. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see the full list of West Ham’s top transfer targets – According to the French newspaper, Le Parisien, Dimitri Payet’s £62,000 per week wage packet will be cut to £45,000 because his current club, Marseille, failed to land a Champions League place. West Ham have reportedly offered the French international a £60,000 per week deal, paying Marseille a £6m transfer fee. The playmaker may look for a bigger pay packet, but after an impressive season at Marseille – providing 17 assists and scoring seven goals in 36 league appearances – he’s been, unquestionably, Ligue 1’s most creative in his position, so Bilic’s West Ham will surely revise their offer if necessary. 10 7. Yohan Cabaye, PSG. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see the full list of West Ham’s top transfer targets – The French international could line-up alongside Mark Noble in the centre of the park for West Ham next season, as he looks to leave Paris St Germain in search of first-team football. The Hammers will be excited by the playmaker’s comments that suggest he would like to return to England. The 29-year-old is being monitored by West Ham, along with Spurs, Arsenal and Newcastle. 10 10 10 3. Carl Jenkinson, Arsenal. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see the full list of West Ham’s top transfer targets – A £10m price-tag sets the bar for a permanent move to the Hammers, after a season on loan from Arsenal. After heart-to-heart talks with Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal boss is keen to loan their right-back out for another season and Bilic’s side are desperate for his signature. He’s proved a key player in West Ham’s starting 11 during last years campaign – whipping in the all important crosses to the East London side’s target men. 10 10 10 1. Loic Remy, Chelsea – The 28-year-old has scored seven goals in 21 league appearances since signing for Chelsea last summer, but has reportedly become frustrated at being confined to the bench so often. Remy is valued at £8m, and if the Stamford Bridge benchwarmer is willing to sacrifice major trophies in exchange for more game time then a move to West Ham could well be on the cards as the Hammers newly appointed manager, Slaven Bilic, expressed his interest in the striker the moment he arrived at the club. Remy could offer more depth to the squad than his prospective predecessor in Carlton Cole, in their push to do well in Europe.last_img read more

RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC FORCED PARTNER TO DRINK VODKA BEFORE RAPING HER

first_imgA recovering alcoholic tried to force his partner to drink vodka from a bottle then raped and assaulted her at a house they shared in Donegal, a court heard today.The accused pleaded guilty to rape, aggravated sexual assault and assault, on August 17, 2008.Garda Claire O’Hara told the Central Criminal Court yesterday that the two were partners at the time – and have one child together – but have since separated.Gda O’Hara said that the accused and victim were both recovering alcoholics and had been off drink for some months prior to this incident. She said that on the morning preceding these events the two had gone into town and paid off some debts. That day, they had also purchased an engagement ring which had been chosen for some time.At around 8pm that evening, the accused went out socialising and was “drinking very heavily throughout that evening”, said the garda. He returned to the home he shared with the woman after 3am.She was in bed and he started cursing at her for ringing him while he was out socialising. He had a bottle of vodka in his hand and he forced it into her mouth. She jumped out of the bed and he grabbed her and committed the offences.She sustained very heavy bruising around her face and eyes. She waited at the house until the accused fell asleep and she then escaped.The woman, who was not in court, submitted a victim impact statement, which was read out by the garda. In the statement, she said that she has since left the area where the offences occurred and that she is now “virtually a recluse”.She said she has “flashbacks and nightmares” of her ordeal and has gone from being a friendly woman to a nervous person. She is not able to form relationships with men and cannot be alone with a man.The court heard that the accused told gardaí he had been raped when he was young.Defence Counsel, Brendan Grehan SC, handed in a number of testimonials to the court on behalf of his client. He also read an apology from the accused, in which he stated that three lives had been torn apart – his, his former partner’s and their child’s.Mr Grehan noted that the accused had pleaded guilty in advance of the trial date. He said that his client has no previous convictions for sexual offences or any serious violence.Mr Justice Paul Carney remanded the accused in custody for sentencing next Monday, July 30.RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC FORCED PARTNER TO DRINK VODKA BEFORE RAPING HER was last modified: July 23rd, 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:RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC FORCED PARTNER TO DRINK VODKA BEFORE RAPING HERlast_img read more

DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP NOW OPEN FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS

first_imgDonegal Sports Partnership have announced that applications are now open for the 2011 Club Development Grants Scheme.This funding which is application based provides opportunities for small grants to sports clubs based in County Donegal under two headings, Participation Programmes or Education & Training.The fund which is only open to clubs who are fully registered with their Governing Body of Sport provides support for education & training programmes such as Child Protection or Children’s Officer Training, Accredited Coach Education, Sports Leadership Courses, Disability Awareness or Sports First Aid. Through the Participation Programme, applications for initiatives that encourage greater participation in sport and physical activity in clubs will be welcomed; these initiatives must be in addition to regular or current club programmes.Application forms are downloadable via the Active Donegal Website or by applying in writing to: Donegal Sports Partnership, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal enclosing a 95c stamped self-addressed A4 envelope.The closing date for receipt of application forms is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 9th November 2011.Please note that late applications will not be considered. ENDSDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP NOW OPEN FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS was last modified: October 18th, 2011 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:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP GRANT APPLICATIONSlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U21’S EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER BUNCRANA TO SET-UP SEMI-FINAL CLASH WITH KILCAR

first_imgFour Masters GAA NewsComhghairdeas mór: Huge congratulations to Ann McMonigle Meehan and Pauline O’Gara, Cultural Officers, Four Masters, on their recent award for the Club.The Club has been awarded the best club outside the Gaeltacht, for it’s cultural activities. This is a great honour and reflects the tremendous work being put in. Maith sibh! Lotto: There was no jackpot winner in the lotto this week. The lucky dip winners are Mela Britton, The Glebe, Seamus Muldoon, Castle Street, John and Kathleen Durcan, Ardeskin and Damien Reed, Rossylongan. All will receive €25 prize. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 5 and 24. The next draw is on 15.12.14. The jackpot now stands at €4800.U21’s: Huge well done to the U21 squad and Tony Cornyn and his Management team on their recent win in Buncrana. They now play Kilcar in the semi-final. Best of luck. Minor Ladies: Congratulations to the Minor Ladies who had great wins in Ardara recently. They are now through to the Minor B Final. Best of luck.  5K Walk / Run: This annual event in aid of Senior Adult Football Teams takes place on St Stephen’s Day 26th December. Sign on at Lough Eske Castle Car Park 11.30am. Starts at 12 o clock, €5 per adult. Please support and get family and friends out to, walk, run or jog this scenic route, be active. Light refreshments available, come along and support your local club. National Club Draw Tickets: the club will be circulating tickets to certain members to buy or sell. These tickets cost €10. All monies will go towards the club with ticket stubs being returned to Croke Park for draw on 17th March 2015. Please support as this helps to pay club levies and registration due early in the year. Best wishes: To the Minor Boys in Co Semi final against Dungloe/ Na Rossa. Best of luck. Reserves: The reserves won their League and were presented with the Cup recently. Huge well done to all involved.  GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U21’S EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER BUNCRANA TO SET-UP SEMI-FINAL CLASH WITH KILCAR was last modified: December 9th, 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA LADIES EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER MALIN

first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA News:Calling all Walking Enthusiasts (all ages welcome):**** Bord na nÓg & Bord na Mná Gaeil Fhánada **** Sponsored walk in association with McDaid’s Football Special on Good Friday morning 3rd April @ 11am leaving from Kerrykeel walking to Rossnakill Resource Centre.Refreshments will be served afterwards, sponsor cards are in circulation, please support this fundraising event in aid of all our underage girls and boys teams.We would like to invite all walkers from around the parish and neighbouring parishs to come along and join us for this event. €5 entry fee if you don’t have a sponsor card. Please register in the old National School Kerrykeel from 10am on Good Friday morning. Further information please contact Martin McAteer @ 9163472. *** Mná Gaeil Fhánada ***Mná Gaeil Fhánada had a good start in the league today with a win against Malin. The game was played in a mixture of strong wind and cold wet conditions. Fanad started the first half against a strong breeze and were able to keep Malin from taking advantage of the conditions. Fanad had a lot of possession from the start but were finding the wind hard to judge and had a couple of early wides. But their persistence paid off and went in at half time ahead 2-6 to Malin’s 1-0.Fanad ladies didn’t sit back in the 2nd half and went on to score another 1-8 and stopped Malin from scoring again. The game finished Gaeil Fhánada 3-14 Malin. 1-0 Mairéad Coll 1-05, Mary Sweeney 2-01, Hannah Shiels 0-03, Siobhan Coyle 0-03, Orla Mc Gonigle 0-01, Shauna Howe 0-01 Well done Ladies.The Ladies are out again this Good Friday at 6pm in Tria Locha against Termon B’s in Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta. Hope to see you all out this Friday supporting the Ladies.**** Gaeil Fhánada Seniors and Reserves Division 2 Round 2 ****Our boys play away to Killybegs on Easter Monday 6th April 2015 in Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park at 1.30 & 3:00 PM . Referees to be confirmed later. Come along and give the boys a shout! **** Fundraising Draw for Development of Páirc Uí Siail ****At a very successful launch last Friday night in Milford Inn Hotel, Gaeil Fhánada unveiled plans for major re-development of Páirc Uí Shiadhail, Portsalon and launched a fund-raising drive which was attended by County Chairman Sean Dunnion.1st prize €5,000, 2nd prize €2,000, 3rd prize €500, 4th prize €500, 5th prize €250, 6th prize €250. Draw will take place on 12th June 2015.**** Gaeil Fhánada lotto results **** No jackpot winner. Nos drawn: 03, 10,14,16, 20, bonus 15.€100 winner Mary Leahy Sweeney, Tullyconnell.€50 winner Lawrence & Amanda Blaney, The Ross.Next jackpot €5,000.If you’re not in you can’t win!****Allianz Football League Roinn 1 2015 Round 6****Comhghairdeas mór chuig foireann Dún na nGall 1:13 v Tír Eoghan 0:06. Coinnigh suas an obair maith buachaillí! Congratulations to Colm McFadden on making his 160th appearance for Donegal today. Well done Colm.**** Cúl Camp 2015 ****Takes place this July. Families can book online or contact Fiona Shiels for further details. There are a number of payment options. A small deposit will secure your place. This is a fun week where participants learn the skills of Gaelic football and meet our County stars.*** DONEGAL GAA HEALTH AND WELLBEING CONFERENCE / INFORMATION EVENING ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH 2015 REGISTRATION FROM 6.00PM ***Many leading health experts nationally and locally are contributing to the first ever Donegal GAA Health & Wellbeing conference on April 15th from 7.00pm (registration from 6.00pm) in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey. Many County players will be in attendance also.For further information please contact Marian McNulty chair.hwc.donegal@gaa.ie or marian.mcnulty@lyit.ie or 086-8506405. On a Club basis for information please contact our Health & Wellbeing Officer Sinéad Callaghan on 086 8432840.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA LADIES EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER MALIN was last modified: March 31st, 2015 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSportlast_img read more

Tottenham fan spends time making hilarious West Ham thread on Twitter

first_img Most popular Premier League news pic.twitter.com/ZxJJgUtRpm— Martin (@MPH1982) September 2, 2018 tense pic.twitter.com/cZ7R2AHixi— Martin (@MPH1982) September 2, 2018 pic.twitter.com/gKrTY86VgU— Martin (@MPH1982) September 2, 2018When it was put to Martin, the Spurs fan who created the thread on Twitter, that he had spent a lot of time and effort for a club he doesn’t support, his reply was short and sweet. silverware smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won no dice I’m just going to be quiet from now on….😆— West Ham Fan TV (@westhamfantv) September 2, 2018 Took about 1 hour.— Martin (@MPH1982) September 2, 2018 possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card pic.twitter.com/WHHBvSh43i— Martin (@MPH1982) September 2, 2018 REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED There was so much optimism at West Ham United ahead of the season.Signings were made, a new manager was brought in and things were finally looking up.It hasn’t gone like that, though, and the club find themselves without a win in their first four games and bottom of the Premier League.It has prompted one Tottenham fan – @MPH1982 – on Twitter to delve through West Ham TV clips and sign them off with pictures of the season so far with the theme from American comedy programme, Curb Your Enthusiasm, running over the top.Basically, the message is: don’t expect too much is you’re a Hammers fan. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury gameday cracker pic.twitter.com/Jv7pPQcvFb— Martin (@MPH1982) September 2, 2018The West Ham Fan TV account even replied. “I’m just going to be quiet from now on.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man Citylast_img read more

THE HISTORY BOYS AS MAGH ÉNE LIFT ULSTER TITLE

first_imgChampions: Magh ÉneBUNDORAN’S  Magh Éne College has brought another Ulster gaelic football title back to Donegal tonight.They swept aside Largy College, Clones, to lift the Corn Chuchulainn U-16B title on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-08.Declan Clancy, Conor Colreavy and Luke Towey got the vital scores. Keeper Kevin Mulhearn even saved a penalty towards the end to crown a glorious day out for the college at the Athletics Grounds in Armagh.In this year’s under 16 competition, the team came top of their section in the league before defeating Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana in the semi-final and then overcoming Moville Community College in a tightly contested county final.In the Ulster competition they defeated St Patrick’s Ballymena and St Brigid’s, Derry en route to the final.A number of past pupils have played intercounty football at Senior and Under 21 level. Some of these include James Keaney, Christy Keaney, Shane Mc Gowan, Michael McEniff and Peter McGonigle (Donegal), Paul Brennan, Stephen McGurran, Shane Ryan, Donal Clancy and Peter McGowan (Leitrim) as well as Gavin Gilsenan and Darren Gilsenan (Sligo). THE HISTORY BOYS AS MAGH ÉNE LIFT ULSTER TITLE was last modified: March 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:armaghbundoranClonesMagh Ene Collegelast_img read more

INJURED HILLWALKER RESCUED FROM FOREST

first_imgThe Rescue 188 helicopterThe Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo has rescued an injured hillwalker in a forest near Glenties.The rescue took place earlier this afternoon.The chopper took the call and landed close to the forest where the man had become injured. He was assessed by paramedics on board the aircraft, treated and then transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital.His condition is understood to be stable. INJURED HILLWALKER RESCUED FROM FOREST was last modified: September 27th, 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:donegalGlentieshillwalkerRescue 188last_img read more

Measure preserves 405 funds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Funding for projects under the TCRP is scheduled to expire if the projects do not begin by certain deadlines. Overall, the bill preserves $822 million in funding for 29 projects statewide, including $5 million to widen the 5 freeway between Orange County and Route 710. “We are very pleased that the governor has signed (the bill), ensuring that active TCRP projects have access to funds previously approved and allocated by the CTC,” said Caltrans spokeswoman Tamie McGowen. Oropeza said the bill came up near the end of the legislative session when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s staff alerted her that funding for the project was set to expire, and state officials then soon realized funding for the other projects was set to expire as well. Oropeza said Caltrans at first thought it had the authority to retain the funding, but could not find the authority in state statute, so the bill was written to ensure the money would remain. The funding is a separate issue from a 405 bill that failed to make it through the Legislature last month before recess. That bill had sought to authorize a construction method called design-build for the car-pool project, which was thought to be need to expedite it to ensure it does not lose $130 million in federal matching funds. The Assembly passed the bill, but the Senate adjourned for its winter recess before taking it up again. The bill is expected to be taken up again when the Legislature reconvenes in January. Harrison Sheppard, (916)446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a measure preserving funding that had been set to expire for a 405 freeway car-pool lane and 28 other transportation projects across the state. The bill authored by Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, saves $9.4 million for the 405 project that had been previously approved but was set to expire at the end of the year because work on the project has not yet begun. “Many of my constituents and many Southern Californians drive that 405,” Oropeza said. “We all know about the bottlenecks and the problems on that freeway. It’s one of the most congested freeways in the country. We really need help.” Administration officials said the bill was necessary to allow the California Transportation Commission to reauthorize a number of projects in the Transportation Congestion Relief Program. last_img read more

DONEGAL MUM WARNS: ‘MY GIRL’S NIGHT FROM HELL AT UNDERAGE DISCO’

first_imgA DISTRAUGHT mother has spoken of her ‘night from hell’ after allowing her 14-year-old daughter attend an underage disco in Letterkenny – and wants the events banned.The heart-broken mum says she ‘regrets the very minute’ she gave into pressure to allow her child to attend the disco.She told how her child: * Ended up in hospital getting her stomach pumped after getting drunk* Was wearing inappropriate clothing borrowed from older ‘friends’* Lost her mobile phone and cash* Was teased on social media for days afterwards. The mother told us: “I know even speaking to you that there will be parents who will judge me. There will be those who say she shouldn’t have been out; and those who think it’s all ok to be out.“But I now know I made a huge mistake by giving in to the peer pressure my child was facing and it was the worst thing I ever did.“My girl knows it was too now, and so I wanted to warn other mothers about what goes on before and after these discos.“There’s a huge amount of drink taken by kids who frankly don’t know how to handle it; there’s drugs available if you know where to go.“I can’t do anything to stop these discos and I’m sure some kids go out and behave responsibly but a night out for a young teenager now is miles away from what it was out when I was that age.” She said her child ended up in hospital because she was so drunk.“It was a nightmare; I felt just cold,” said the mother.“You don’t want to see your child like that in hospital when it can be avoided. It was just awful.”The girl had no money and no phone; a friend had called the mother to say her daughter was ill. Three months ago Donegal Daily reported how the underage discos were causing concern for Gardai in several towns in the county who were happy that the premises were being run properly, but that crowds were being drawn into several towns, but particularly Letterkenny.On one evening after a disco gangs from Buncrana and Letterkenny fought running battles with each other.And last year another mother hit out, claiming gangs of thieves targeted children at one disco, stealing cash and mobile phones.There is growing disquiet that such events are becoming the ‘norm’.“I’d rather be on duty when the adults are out in the town than when the 14 and 15 year-olds are out,” admitted on Letterkenny garda.“This is becoming a serious issue for the town.”It is also a serious issue for the staff at Letterkenny General Hospital who are left to deal with the aftermath of drink-fuelled nights out by school children.The mother added: “People will say ‘och sure this has been going on for years’ but I would ask any parent to drive around Letterkenny on the night of an underage disco and ask yourself ‘were we like that?’ and it was never this bad.”DONEGAL MUM WARNS: ‘MY GIRL’S NIGHT FROM HELL AT UNDERAGE DISCO’ was last modified: August 31st, 2013 by John2Share 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:drunkenfights.letterkennyunderage discoslast_img read more