Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email The environmental activists who barged into Montana’s capitol last week to chant, dance and chain themselves together did little to persuade anyone to join their cause. In fact, they quite likely accomplished the opposite. Protests like these – a cocktail of theatrics, trespassing and often vandalism – largely make the opposition look like a joke. And in this case, many Montanans scoffed at images of mostly young men and women demanding that Gov. Brian Schweitzer rescind his support for the Keystone XL pipeline in the wake of the oil spill in the Yellowstone River. The scene bordered on comedy, except it wasn’t funny. Protestors climbed flagpoles and hung a banner that read: “Pipelines Spill. Exxon Kills. Big Oil Out of Montana” – an oil monster attacking a mountain filled out the rest of the placard. Some of the demonstrators were from out of state. They came to Helena from Oregon and California (I’m assuming on foot), to scream at the governor, which isn’t out of the ordinary as long as the screaming is delegated to the lawn in front of the Capitol. It wasn’t. No, the protestors barged into the building and pushed their way to the hallway outside the governor’s office. Schweitzer actually agreed to meet with them – reportedly about 70 people – in a reception room, but refused to end his support for the Keystone pipeline or the so-called “megaloads” of drilling equipment scheduled to be shipped across the state to Alberta. That get-together lasted about 20 minutes and didn’t end well. Apparently, the activists continued to interrupt Schweitzer and when one of them began playing a “honky-tonk tune on a piano” and a dozen others began chanting and dancing on the table, the governor left. As he should have. The demonstration lasted for several more hours in the hallways of the capitol. More chanting (“Big Sky! Not Big Oil!”). More drumming. And five arrests. Those who refused to unlock their hands were cited for obstruction of justice. With the performance, these environmental activists shifted focus to their calculated carnival and away from the many citizens with legitimate concerns over TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL, which would carry 700,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Canada across Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. According to a recent report released by University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor John Stansbury and distributed by the environmental group Friends of the Earth, the pipeline’s potential risks have been underestimated. For one, Stansbury predicted that there could be 91 significant spills over a 50 year-period, while the company estimates just 11. TransCanada strongly disputed the findings, releasing a lengthy statement that read, in part, “We would not put our reputation or the public at risk by doing the things that this document, released by Friends of the Earth, suggests.” The company has emphasized that it would bury the pipeline at least 25 feet under riverbeds, including the Yellowstone River’s, and it would use thicker steel than the one that recently leaked. Nonetheless, a project of this magnitude should be thoroughly vetted and a serious conversation about its risks must be had before the State Department approves TransCanada’s application. But that’s not what happened last week. Instead, the strange performance reminded me of when the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals suggested that Whitefish High School change its name to “Sea Kitten High School.” Following the demonstration at the capitol, one protestor, who was later arrested, said the day “went about as expected.” Which must mean that no one there expected anyone else to take them seriously.
Berkshire Bank,Vermont Business Magazine Berkshire Bank, with branches in southern Vermont, is partnering with GreenPath Financial Wellness to offer its employees, customers and communities with practical resources and tools to improve their financial well-being. The goal of the new partnership is to enhance Berkshire’s ongoing commitment to helping individuals realize their financial goals. Funding for the new collaboration was made possible, in part, by a contribution from Berkshire Bank Foundation. Berkshire’s new partnership with GreenPath features no-cost access to personal and family budgeting; credit report education, including how to improve your credit score; and counseling on debt repayment, and avoiding bankruptcy, foreclosure or repossession. In addition, Berkshire launched a dedicated website www.greenpath.com/berkshire and phone line 866-692-2659(link is external) to support individuals on their financial journey. GreenPath resources will also be integrated throughout all areas of the bank. The bank also plans to deliver financial education seminars across its markets on topics including: Money Concepts for Teens and Young Adults, Identity Theft, and The Psychology of Spending.“By providing financial wellness services throughout our community, we have the opportunity to empower people to increase their knowledge and change their behaviors which will ultimately improve their overall financial health.” Sharon Ellis, VP – CRA Officer, Berkshire Bank“Everyone deserves the chance to pursue their dreams. Together with Berkshire Bank, we will guide people to make healthy financial choices that support their goals.” Rick Bialobrzeski, EVP, GreenPath Financial WellnessAbout GreenPathGreenPath Financial Wellness is a national nonprofit organization that provides financial counseling, education and products to empower people to lead financially healthy lives. In working directly with individuals, and through partnerships with other organizations, GreenPath aims to remix the American dream so it works for everyone. Headquartered in Michigan, GreenPath has nearly 500 employees and operates about 55 offices in 22 states. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). For more information, visit greenpath.org(link is external).About Berkshire BankBerkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, relationship customer experience and distinctive culture. With $11.9 billion in assets, Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance services through 115 full service branch offices throughout New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, including Commerce Bank, a division of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts’ Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2018. To learn more, visit www.berkshirebank.com(link is external), call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), Instagram(link is external) and LinkedIn(link is external). Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins coverage(link is external), the Pan-Mass Challenge(link is external) and the community partner of Boston Seasons at City Hall Plaza(link is external).Source: Berkshire Bank 9.5.2018
March 1, 2007 Regular News Loan repayment bill attempts to stem turnover Loan repayment bill attempts to stem turnover Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Sean Desmond loved being a prosecutor.“That sense of public service was tremendous,” said the 32-year-old member of the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors.Breaking into a grin, he recalled “that feeling like you were doing good.”But the pay was not good.Hired at $33,000, then bumped up to $36,000 by statute, the pay was downright lousy when trying to repay about $80,000 in student loans dragging him down when he became a member of The Florida Bar in 2000.So Desmond and another fellow prosecutor, John Maceluch, quit the jobs they loved and hung out their own shingle in Tallahassee, practicing personal injury, criminal defense, and family law.“I prosecuted for two and a half years before I realized there was just no way I was going to be able to pay down those debts, have a family, raise children, and do those sorts of things I needed to do,” Desmond said.Desmond came to the Senate Judiciary Committee February 6 to give his firsthand experience and voice his support for SB 196 that would help assistant state attorneys, assistant public defenders, assistant attorneys general, and assistant statewide prosecutors repay student loans.Sponsored by Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres, the bill passed out of the committee unanimously without debate or time to take testimony. (An identical bill, HB 47, co-sponsored by Rep. Ari Porth, D-Coral Springs, and Rep. Dick Kravitz, R-Orange Park, has not been heard in committee yet.)“Obviously, it’s a positive step in the right direction to have Sen. (Alex) Villalobos’ committee support it,” said Florida Bar President Hank Coxe, who began his legal career as a prosecutor in Jacksonville. “Our position is it should also include legal aid attorneys.”If the bill becomes law, Florida would join 20 other states currently offering some kind of loan repayment assistance programs, and would help 800 young lawyers, according to the Senate judiciary staff analysis.After three years of service, an attorney would be eligible for up to $3,000 in student loan repayment assistance per year. After six years of service, an attorney would be eligible for up to $5,000 in loan repayment per year. Eligibility would cease after a dozen years of service, with the maximum amount of student loan assistance at $44,000.Most students graduate law school with significant debt. According to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, during 2003-04, 87 percent of graduates from public law schools and 86 percent of graduates of private law schools were saddled with average debts of $51,230 and $64,854 respectively, and those amounts can take longer than 20 years to repay.“If I had known my student loan bills were going to get paid, I might have stayed,” Desmond said.His former boss, Second Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, wished he had stayed. He remembers that sinking feeling when Desmond turned in his resignation letter.“I lost eight prosecutors that year. I remember thinking, ‘I’ve got to stop the bleeding somehow.’ We’ve lost about eight lawyers this year. I’m losing another one Monday,” said Meggs, who frequents the Capitol to his make his case for better pay and loan repayment assistance so he can attract and keep good prosecutors.“What we have asked for this year is that it is time to give us entry level pay at $50,000, if we are going to compete with other state agencies,” said Meggs, calling it the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s “No. 1 priority.”“After three years with us, they might be making $42,000,” Meggs said of the current starting salary of about $38,000. But after deducting student loan payments, house mortgage payments, there’s not much left of the paycheck.Factor in working 12-hour days to keep their heads above water, dealing with distressing cases that takes a special breed of lawyer, Meggs said, and no wonder there’s a revolving door of turnover. He’s not just losing lawyers to firms that dangle enticing $100,000 salaries, but to other state agencies that can offer better salaries.It’s a public safety issue, stresses Meggs, who said around the state prosecutors are handling felonies with less than a year’s experience in the office.“It really does affect the administration of justice throughout the state,” Desmond agreed.“When people leave because of financial reasons, because of student loan bills they’ve got outstanding, you lose a lot of experience,” Desmond said. “Most people go in there and it takes them about two years before they get into a really strong groove at the felony level. That is the level when you are starting to get your prosecutors able to review probable cause affidavits, review warrant requests, and be able to have the confidence to be able to look at it and say, ‘This is not a case we need to pursue.’“More often than not, your youngest prosecutors are put into situations where they don’t have the experience behind them to make the call, without talking to 10 other people. Sometimes, you need to make those snap decisions in court.”Meggs feels sorry for one young lawyer in his office about to experience baptism by fire.“We’ve got a young lawyer — a good one, though I don’t know how long he’ll be with us — who is about to step up and take a 177-felony case load from someone who quit,” Meggs said.“We just pulled the docket he’ll be dealing with next week. There are 40 something cases he has to be prepared for, and he’s never seen them before.”
Share on Facebook Children with ASC often have a good sense for details, and focusing on practising of sounds and syllables can therefore be used to achieve an interaction and to develop other linguistic areas.‘We wanted to find out whether an intervention focusing on typical traits of children with ASC could be used to develop various linguistic skills, such as syllables and sentence construction as well as intonation and gestures,’ says Pia Nordgren, author of the thesis.Nordgren followed two Swedish boys with ASC in three different studies. Minimal word pairs where only one speech sound differs between the words, for example p-b, were gradually introduced in order to increase the awareness of phonemic contrasts and symbolic representations of words. The results point to a temporal relationship between the phonological structure, the melody of speech and gestures. She also shows that auditory and visual perception can be an important precursor for language development in children with ASC. When the children listen and observe, there is a potential for development of interaction via speech and gestures.The hypothesis behind the thesis is based on theories about the human brain. The idea is that the areas of the brain responsible for the recognition and production of speech are stimulated by the listening and can therefore lead to the development of sound production in general, and also to more advanced syllable constructions and the use of new words. This could also affect the melody of speech, gestures and other areas of the child’s language.‘It also turned out that the children showed evidence of development in terms of the melody of speech, even though this was not an objective of the intervention. One child also developed his use of gestures, despite the fact that no direct training had been provided in this regard,’ says Nordgren.The results of the thesis support the notion of a mechanism in the brain (for example mirror neurons) that bridges the perception and production of speech. They also show that speech and gestures interact and that there is a strong relationship between them. Furthermore, it may be that children with ASC are aided by their hand movements in their development of language and speech.‘Further results indicate that children with ASC with very delayed speech may develop their speech as late as at age five. Thus, the method can be beneficial in interventions involving these kids and can also form a basis for further linguistic studies in the area,’ says Nordgren. LinkedIn Email Share Pinterest Share on Twitter Children with autism and other similar conditions often have difficulties in several areas of communication. A new doctoral thesis in linguistics from the University of Gothenburg shows that these children can develop speech, gestures and a sense of rhythm and melody by listening to various speech sounds.It is well-known that children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, atypical autism and childhood disintegrative disorder (collectively referred to as autism spectrum condition, ASC) often have problems with gestures and the rhythm and melody of speech, yet studies in these areas remain scarce.One reason for studying the sound structure of speech is that the development in this domain takes place during early childhood when we learn to distinguish between the different speech sounds and syllables in the speech stream. This is often problematic in children with ASC, since they may find it difficult to sort sensory impressions, to listen and see and experience their bodies simultaneously. In addition, some sensory impressions can be perceived to be particularly strong.
90+3′ END OF THE MATCH!89′ Official warning for Dani Kiki.88′ Debut for the new addition Andradewhich replaces Stefan Velev.87′ Another change for the Black Sea. Dichev replaces Victor Popov. 84′ GOOOL FOR THE BLACK SEA !! 0: 4! ANGELS! However, leaving Courier did not weaken the attacking power of the “green and whites”. Moreover, the Black Sea scored another goal in the 84th minute. Ismail Isa again took on the role of assistant, after sending a pass to the youngest Denislav Angelov, judged to the smallest detail. The reserve kept its cool and elegantly tapped past Ivanov for his debut goal in the elite. <br /> 81′ The young man Stelian Dobrev will replace Bozhidar Katsarev.80′ Source: Official site of the Black Sea79′ Denislav Angelov it will replace the hero of the day Matthias Courier.78′ Dani Kiki appears in the game for Ether, the field leaves Ilian Iliev Jr.75′ GOOOL FOR THE BLACK SEA !! COURIER HATTRICK! 0: 3! The intrigue in this match ended totally a quarter of an hour before the end. The Black Sea took full advantage of its opponent’s shortcomings and punished him for the third time through Matthias Courier. The striker and Ismail Isa found themselves alone against Hristo Ivanov and after an exchange of passes, the national team of Martinique scored its hat trick. <br /> 71′ UNIQUE MELE! Ether kept skipping positions lightly. Perhaps the most striking of these was the fact in the 71st. A cross from a foul was intercepted with a header by Ivan Petkov on the far post. This led to a terrible fight in front of the goal line of the Black Sea, but Tsvetomir Panov was famous, clearing the goal line twice.70′ Yellow card for another of Eter’s central defenders – Georgi Kupenov.69′ PEHLIVANOV! In the middle of the part Petko Petkov put into play another striker in the person of Ivan Petkov. Tsar Ivan immediately moved the game of the “violets”, and in the 69th minute he cunningly continued for Daniel Pehlivanov. However, the wing disappointed again, not finding the target from a favorable position.67′ Source: Official site of the Black Sea65′ Yellow card for Ilian Iliev Jr. for his violation against Daniel Pehlivanov.63′ Second shift in the host camp. Ivan Petkov will replace Anton Ognyanov.58′ The first interesting situation after the break opened for the Black Sea. Rodrigo stopped the ball well, then made a strong diagonal shot, saved with one hand by Hristo Ivanov.54′ First yellow card in the match. The experienced defender of the hosts receives it – Ivan Skerlev.49′ Source: Official site of the Black Sea46′ At halftime, the coach of the “boys” Petko Petkov took a change. The striker appeared in the game Valentin Yoskov, and left the field Marian Ivanov.45′ THE GAME IS RENEWED! <br /> 45′ HOLIDAY!42′ IVANOV! After blaming both goals on the Black Sea, Etar’s player Marian Ivanov could retaliate with a goal in the 42nd. Shortly before the break, he found himself behind the back of Milcho Angelov, who had passed the ball. The man in question managed to point to the far corner of Dyulgerov, but the guard of Varna was again the ultimate winner.38′ PEHLIVANOV! Ivan Dyulgerov was on high for the Black Sea in the 38th minute. The youth national team had covered its perimeter perfectly, after Daniel Pehlivanov forced him to show his best. The wing takes advantage of a poorly cleared ball and shoots from the edge of the penalty area. Source: Official site of the Black Sea35′ ANGELS! Ether squandered another good opportunity in the 35th minute. The “Violets” fulfilled the learned position in the right way, which opened an opportunity for shooting in front of Milcho Angelov, albeit from a small angle. Despite the difficult location, the ram endangered the guard of the guests as much as possible.31′ Rodrigo Demonstrates excellent technique in the field of Ether, then fell on the grass. However, the Brazilian himself had no claims to the chief referee for a penalty.25′ Anton Ognyanov tried his luck from a direct free kick. The performance in the 25th minute was relatively good, but the ball went just over the top post.20′ Milcho Angelov had no chance to reach the ball in the 20th minute. The striker obviously did not expect that Stefan Stanchev would get away with clearing Ognyanov’s pass. In this way, Eter squandered a good opportunity to threaten the door of the young Dyulgerov. Source: Official site of the Black Sea10′ PASS ON FIRE! Veliko Tarnovo could reduce their backlog even with the resumption of the game. Anton Ognyanov rushed to the left wing and had the opportunity to shoot twice. However, a great double save was created by Ivan Dyulgerov, who perfectly defended the choice of Ilian Iliev to be among the starting 11, and not the new addition Georgi Georgiev.8′ GOOOL FOR THE BLACK SEA !! 0: 2 !! COURIER !! The horror for the hosts, however, continued. Less than six minutes had passed since the collection of a goal, when Petko Petkov’s team realized that they were already losing 0: 2. The Black Sea footballers scored a twin goal, and it was again the work of Courier. Iliev’s cross created a short melee in front of Ivanov’s door. Daniel Dimov fought with Ivanov, and this allowed the ball to reach the striker of the “green and whites”, who found the net of Etartsi up close. <br /> 3′ GOAL FOR THE BLACK SEA !! 0: 1 !! COURIER !! The duel of “Ivaylo” starts in fifth gear. They were definitely happier than the camp of Varna, who reached a goal in their first serious position in the match. Matthias Courier turned out to be the most resourceful in the corner, overtook his personal guard Marian Ivanov, then left no head to Hristo Ivanov. <br /> 1′ BEGINNING OF THE MATCH! Source: Official site of the Black Sea
Running up the score is a necessity Related Fifteen years ago tomorrow, an unheralded, underdog Utah football team went into Eugene, Ore., and emerged with a shocking 34-16 victory. It was a defining win for the Utes in what turned out to be a watershed season of sorts for both programs.The Utes went on to finish with a 10-2 record, their first 10-win season in history, including a victory in the Freedom Bowl.The Ducks overcame that loss and went on to win their first Pac-10 title in 37 years with a resulting appearance in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1958. In the final AP rankings, Utah was ranked No. 10 and Oregon No. 11.Since then, both programs have probably enjoyed more success than they achieved in the entire previous century of football.Before 1994, losing seasons were almost as common as winning seasons for both programs, as Oregon compiled an overall winning percentage of just 51.4, while Utah won only 56.5 percent of its games. In the 30 years leading up to 1994, the Utes had just 12 winning seasons, while the Ducks had only nine.Since 1994, however, it’s been a different story. Oregon has had just one losing season since ’94, while Utah has just two. Oregon has gone to 13 bowl games, winning six, while Utah has gone to 10 bowl games and won nine of them. Amazingly, the two programs have nearly identical records over the last 15 years, with Utah going 125-55 and Oregon 125-59.When the two schools tangle on Saturday afternoon (1:30 p.m. MDT) on the third weekend of September, just as they did in 1994, Utah goes in with a 2-0 record and Oregon is 1-1, just as they were in 1994.However, there also are a lot of differences.Besides the fact that neither was thought of as a national program back then, there wasn’t much interest in the game. A crowd of just 25,358 showed up on a perfect afternoon. Back then, Aut?zen Stadium held 42,000 — 12,000 fewer than today’s capacity, which was increased with a $90 million renovation in 2002. This game will be the 61st straight sellout with a crowd in excess of 55,000.This year’s game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Back then, it was not televised live, with a replay shown on something called Prime Sports Network two nights later.The ’94 Utes had a senior-laden team led by quarterback Mike McCoy and defensive tackle Luther Elliss. They came into that Sept. 17 game having beaten Utah State in Logan and Idaho State 66-0 the week before. Oregon, meanwhile, was coming off a loss in Hawaii after an opening win over Portland State.Utah got off to a fast start, taking the opening kickoff and going 80 yards in 11 plays, with Juan Johnson going the final two yards for a touchdown. However, two Ute turnovers led to a pair of Duck scores, a field goal and a touchdown, to give Oregon the momentum at 10-7.The game turned late in the first half on a gutsy call by the Utes. They set up for a 26-yard field goal, but holder Jason Jones stood up and bulled his way up the middle for a 9-yard touchdown run. Then, just before the half, Kareem Leary intercepted a Duck pass and went 38 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-10 at halftime.Oregon cut the lead to 21-16 early in the third quarter and held the Utes to just five yards on three possessions. But the Ducks missed a pair of long field goals and Utah scored late in the third quarter on a pass from McCoy to Deron Claiborne and added a fourth-quarter TD on a pass from McCoy to Robert Hamilton.Ute coach Kyle Whittingham was in his first year as a Utah assistant and, of course, his memory of the game centers on the defense, particularly the defensive line, which he coached.”We played well that game, particularly on defense,” Whittingham said. “We had a great front with Luther Elliss, Henry Kaufusi and Bronzell Miller. It was a day the defense played very well and we came out with a win.”Since that pivotal game in 1994, the Utes and Ducks have met four times, with Oregon winning three times, including both games in Eugene. In 1997, the Ducks had little trouble in a 31-13 victory, and in 2001, Oregon won 24-10. The Utes came back to win in 2003, 17-13 at home, with Alex Smith leading the way.This Saturday, the Utes will be trying to duplicate their stunning 1994 win and perhaps catapult them to another outstanding season.Utes on the airNo. 16 Utah (2-0)at Oregon (1-1)Saturday, 1:30 p.m., MTTV: ESPNRadio: 700AMe-mail: [email protected] Oregon’s offense a puzzle
Kane Shepherd (3) leads through a turn at the Sepang circuit in Sepang, Malaysia, Saturday, April 14.Promising local racing driver Kane Shepherd completed the F4 SEA championship series with the final event in Sepang, Malaysia from 13-15 April, finishing the event with a further 2 wins to cement the rookie championship and overall vice-championship in the 30 race Formula 4 series. The final races featured 12 drivers from 8 countries, racing hard in a variety of weather conditions over the three day event.Shepherd is hoping to take part in the all new FIA F3 Asia Championship commencing in July this year at premier Asian circuits from Japan to India. He is very likely to be the only Thai driver and has already been offered a seat by two of the very top teams.If anyone is interested in sponsoring Kane, they can contact him at his Facebook page.
This year, 21 counties are represented among the 30 clubs, with inter-county stars Aimee Mackin (Armagh) and Jenny Higgins (Roscommon) on board as official 2020 Gaelic4Girls ambassadors.Six clubs from three counties in Connacht will participate in the 2020 Gaelic4Girls Programme, while Leinster will be represented by eight clubs from six counties. In Munster, seven clubs will represent five counties, while the Ulster presence amounts to nine clubs from seven counties.Vincent Whelan, LGFA National Development Officer with remit for Growth and Participation, commented: “This year we had unprecedented interest in the hugely successful Gaelic4Girls programme.“The programme aims to increase participation in 30 specifically selected clubs nationally, who have met the requisite criteria.“Clubs will undertake an eight-week programme engaging with the local community, local schools and LSPs (Local Sports Partnerships) to reach out to the wider community and throw open their club gates to new members at certain age groups.“In addition this year, coaches will get the opportunity to avail of two coach education days to support them as they continue their journey through the programme.“As with every year, the famous Gaelic4Girls jersey will be sporting new colours and the participants will be off to a colourful start to their Ladies Gaelic Football lives.“Fun Cluster blitzes, where the new players will get to execute their newly-acquired skills, will close the programme out and help to reinvigorate, grow and sustain the clubs well into the future.”The full list of participating clubs for 2020 reads as follows:Connacht: Loughrea (Galway), Kilmeena, Mayo Gaels, Claremorris, Ballyhaunis (all Mayo), St Mary’s (Sligo).Leinster: St Anne’s (Carlow), St Nicholas (Louth), Wolfe Tones (Meath), Athlone (Westmeath), Clonard (Wexford), Clann Na Gael, St Nicholas, Newtownmountkennedy (all Wicklow).Munster: Clarecastle (Clare), Whitescross (Cork), Finuge St Senans (Kerry), Croom, Askeaton-Ballysteen (both Limerick), Clashmore-Kinsalebeg, St Oliver’s (both Waterford).Ulster: Naomh Seamus (Antrim), Pontzpass, St Michael’s (both Armagh), Naomh Ultan, Naomh Muire (both Donegal), Aghaderg (Down), Belcoo (Fermanagh), Ballybay (Monaghan), Castlederg (Tyrone).G4G is a 10-week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to announce details of the 2020 Gaelic4Girls Programme – with 30 clubs from across Ireland set to benefit. This is the 12th year of the Gaelic4Girls initiative, which has proven hugely-successful since its inception in 2008.