LYIT show promise after first win of season

first_imgIT Tallaght was the venue for this game in the Colleges and Universities Football League. LYIT were coming off the back of a defeat at home to Sligo IT and were committed to coming home from Tallaght with , at least, a share of the spoils. Daire McDaid reverted to his usual midfield role flanked by Brian McVeigh of Letterkenny Rovers and Marty Doherty the Cockhill Celtic player. The role of these three defined the game both in pace and passing.Paul McVeigh and Simon McGlynn played up front, both of whom had experienced a heavy weekend with their respective teams, McVeigh representing Ulster in the interprovincial competition and Simon McGlynn making a telling contribution to the Finn Harps U19 semi-final game against UCD in Finn Park. The early running was made by the front two with Ryan Connolly and Adrian Delap providing support from the right side. McVeigh went close on several occasions and was at the receiving end of a lot of heavy tackles from Devine of Tallaght, a player now on the Shamrock Rovers books, and well acquainted with the CUFL league, this being his third season in Tallaght colours .The only goal of the game came from a LYIT attack started in midfield by Marty Doherty with Paul McVeigh pressing on goal, Ryan Connolly seized the chance to roll the ball over the line to leave the margin at 1-0,The second half commenced with two changes to the Tallaght side, Tallaght manager Pat Scully replacing both full backs a move that he hoped might calm the pace set by Connolly and McGlynn in particular.The one outstanding chance that came the way of Tallaght brought out the best in Letterkenny IT keeper Mark McElhinney who pushed the ball over the bar from close range. The result leaves the table very much on a level with match day 3 to come and another away game for LYIT in Blanchardstown. LYIT: Mark McElhinney, Caolan McDaid, Fearghal Harkin, Michael Kusigagbe, Adrian Delap, Brian McVeigh, Daire McDaid, (Captain), Marty Doherty, Ryan Connolly, Paul McVeigh, Simon MCGlynn. Subs Christopher Doherty for M. Kusigagbe, Connor Doherty, Shay Durning, Derek Ani.Manager: Shane Byrne.LYIT show promise after first win of season was last modified: October 18th, 2016 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:donegalLYITtallaghtlast_img read more

Army Reserve Looks to Industry to Support its Real Estate Initiatives

first_imgThe civilian responsible for running the Army Reserve’s installations is asking the commercial real estate industry for creative solutions to help it manage and maintain its massive portfolio through more public-private partnerships.“We’re inviting you to come to us with any concepts, theories, solutions, even revolutionary thinking, across all operational areas — policy, contracting, private sector investments, property use, energy security and renewable energy — that will help us reduce costs while also becoming more effective in the capabilities we need to achieve our mission,” James Balocki, the Army Reserve’s CEO and director of services and installations, said at a recent forum in Los Angeles.Balocki pointed to the Army Reserve’s real property exchange program as an example of a successful public-private partnership, reported Commercial Property Executive. The program allows the Army Reserve to supplement military construction funding by swapping existing Reserve facilities with local governments or developers for construction services.For example, funds from three exchanges were used to construct a new Army Reserve Center and maintenance facility at the Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in northern California. “We’ve accomplished 33 exchanges valued at $241 million since 1999,” he said.Balocki said the Army Reserve faces challenges to keep its facilities in a ready state in case troops are needed to mobilize. It also finds that some of its properties are oversubscribed. “In those places, we need to find creative ways to retrofit the buildings without a large capital investment. That might be an opportunity for some private capital,” he said.Balocki oversees 12,000 civilian employees, manages $1 billion of acquisition, information technology, installation operations and services that support 1,100 facilities, according to the story.“The Army Reserve is in a unique position,” Balocki said. “The Reserve makes up around 20 percent of the Army’s organized units, but accounts for only about 5 to 6 percent of the Army’s total budget. While we are a model of cost-efficiency and effectiveness, we are challenged right now, as many are, to find new and better ways to be more cost-efficient and effective.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more