From the dressing room you want to keep calm and all the messages, despite the bad streak, are optimistic because “this is very long and if we win two or three games we will be back up ”, explained Asier Riesgo. Ignasi Miquel also has confidence in the group and urges “to keep fighting. League remains and has to react. ”Past. The nine defeats are a good warning to try to redirect the situation as soon as possible, but neither should they sink Girona. Moreover, the 2016-17 season, that of the promotion to Primera, ended 12 lost games. And Osasuna, a previous course, also managed to play the playoff having fallen in 12 duels. Of course, the margin of error is getting smaller.Three defeats in a row, the worst run of the courseThe arrival of Pep Lluís Martí was a blow of optimism for Girona because with him he found the regularity he missed with Juan Carlos Unzué and they spent six days without losing (four wins and two draws). But in the last meetings the sensations have taken a 180 degree turn and the ghosts of the past and the doubts return to settle in Montilivi. Currently, the rojiblanco set chains three defeats and the block finds no explanation for the lack of competitiveness at certain times. The problem is that they are immersed in the worst moment of the course because not even with Unzué they had lost three duels in a row. So far, the top was in two losses and a draw, as happened between the 11th and 13th, with Unzué and the interim Juan Carlos Moreno. Girona has started 2020 as it ended 2019: in free fall. He did not appear in the match of last day against Rayo until the 40th minute of the first half and showed that he continues to fail in both areas. Despite having more possession than the Lightning, the Madrid team created many problems and forced Asier Riesgo to make interventions of great merit. And things did not come out in attack. Pep Lluís Martí finished off five times in goal, some very clear, and in no they were able to overcome Dimitrievski. Touch to reset a Girona that seems to have collapsed.The beginning of the year was full of good wishes, but Lightning showed them the seams. The defeat (1-0) does not prevent the ghosts from disappearing from Montilivi and the truth is that ascending directly to First begins to be considered an impossible mission. With the current numbers it is because Almeria, second classified, leads them in eight points. The three consecutive defeats that accumulate the Girona is an excessively heavy slab and, after 22 League matches played, Girona has nine wins, four draws and nine losses. The nine meetings in which he has been unable to score at least one point is something that cannot be allowed by a team that tries to ascend to First. It’s more, even the playoff has moved away after last day, they currently have it two points away, and a reaction is urgent. Nine defeats are excessive and that is only four sets of Second have lost more games than the rojiblancos: Albacete, Tenerife, Extremadura and Deportivo, which total ten.
The uncle of two teenagers who had set up a successful business making pens which have been bought by famous people around the globe used a lost bankcard to almost bankrupt the business.Donegal Pens, set up by brothers Conor and Rónán McGarvey in Co Donegal, has been a huge success in recent years. The pens, made from reclaimed bog oak and other woods, are used by famous faces around the globe including former US President Barack Obama, Daniel O Donnell, Gay Byrne, President Michael D Higgins and Joe Duffy.However, Dungloe District Court heard today how the teenage boys’ uncle used a stolen bank card to withdraw cash from their business.Brendan Sweeney, from Burtonport but with an address at Cloghan, Co Donegal, appeared charged with stealing €860 from the boys’ business.Father-of-three was Sweeney was charged with theft using a bank card belonging to young entrepreneur Conor Mc Garvey, 15, and his brother Rónán, 18, and withdrawing money at a number of ATM machines in various locations across Donegal.The Donegal Pen boys with Ramona from Dragon’s Den.The court heard that money was taken from a number of bank machines in Dungloe, Glenties and Letterkenny in August 2015.Sweeney stole the bank card from his nephew’s wallet after he accidentally dropped the wallet in Sweeney’s car on the way to a football match.It was only a few days later that the thefts were discovered when the injured party’s brother, Rónán Mc Garvey went to use his bank card, attached to the same bank account, and the transaction was declined.When the brothers checked the account online they discovered the thefts.Gardai were notified and an investigation was launched. CCTV footage was obtained by Gardai of Sweeney using the stolen bank card.The court heard that the defendant made no effort over the two years to pay the money back to the injured party.His solicitor Cormac Hartnett however, had handed into €700 the court and said the balance would be paid at yesterday’s court sitting.He handed in a further €500 to court today making an overall payment of €1,200 to the Donegal Pen boys.He added that the theft was always “destined to fail” saying his client had been short of money to pay his car insurance.“He used the card in an opportunist fashion to serve his own needs,” he said.He added that there had been a “huge breach of trust.”Sweeney, who has previous convictions for theft and motoring offences, was the subject of an arrest warrant earlier this year when he failed to appear in court on the theft charges.The injured party, Conor Mc Garvey, previously told the court that Sweeney had never apologised for his actions.Judge Paul Kelly asked what relations were like in the family at the moment.Conor McGarvey replied “Not good.”Judge Kelly then asked “You have got over the trauma caused by this particular incident.”He asked the injured party how the pen business is going and Conor Mc Garvey replied that it’s going good.“It’s going well and business is now booming,” added Mr Mc Garvey.Judge Kelly wished him and the business well in the future.He found Sweeney guilty of theft at Sharkey’s Shop in Dungloe on August 9th and ordered Sweeney to keep the peace for 12 months on his own bond of €250.Uncle who stole bank card from young Donegal Pens entrepreneurs is ordered to keep peace was last modified: October 11th, 2017 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:Brendan Sweeneycash cardcourtdonegalDONEGAL PENSJudge Paul Kellystolen