Ballyshannon Chamber Christmas draw a huge success

first_imgBallyshannon Business Chamber were delighted to hold the Big Prize Christmas Draw last Friday night 23rd in Dorrians Imperial Hotel. The Business Chamber were inundated with boxes stuffed full of entries, and were so delighted how many of the businesses got behind the draw.The Chamber has worked hard this year, to add a festive cheer to the town from the lights, the market, the street music, the Bonanza draw and a big push on social media, radio and advertising for all of our members. And there was a great response from people in return, with many comments such as “There was a great community spirit and it is that community spirit that will keep us all going” Brid Kelly, Nirvana restaurant.The winners drawn were as follows1st Prize €500 Lorraine Warnock, Cliffony2nd Prize €300 Tracey Flood, Ballyshannon3rd Prize €200 Eileen Carr, Donegal Town4th Prize €3BB 2 D, (Whites Hotel Group) Teresa Judge, LagheyAs you can see from our winners there is only one from Ballyshannon, but the range of entries came from far and wide. There were customers from Manorhamilton, Belleek, Donegal town, Grange, Kiltyclogher, Ballintra and even as far afield as Ballybofey. So it just goes to show that people will travel for the good value, good selection and service that they receive in Ballyshannon. The Ballyshannon Business Chamber, in conjunction with Erne Enterprise, would like to thank all of all of the businesses and customers who made it a fantastic Christmas, and we urge shoppers to check out the bargains galore that are available this January.Ballyshannon Chamber Christmas draw a huge success was last modified: December 28th, 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:Ballyshannon Chamber of Commercedonegaldrawlast_img read more

Sam Allardyce CONFIRMS Crystal Palace exit and reveals future plans

first_img Sam Allardyce has officially left Crystal Palace Sam Allardyce has confirmed he has stepped down as Crystal Palace manager, saying he has’ no ambitions to take another job’.Reports broke on Tuesday afternoon claiming the 62-year-old had decided to leave Selhurst Park, and he later released a statement to confirm the rumours.Allardyce revealed he has not left due to a falling out with Eagles chairman Steve Parish, and simply wishes to take a break from the game so he can ‘savour life while I’m still relatively young’.The former England manager also revealed he has no plans to look for another job.The statement released by Allardyce read: ‘In some ways, this has been a very difficult decision to make but in others it has been a simple one.‘I will always be grateful to Crystal Palace and Steve Parish for giving me the opportunity to go out with my head held high having helped keep the Club in the Premier League.‘More than, they gave me a chance of rebuilding my reputation after what happened with England. I felt I needed another shot at being a Premier League manager and in helping to achieve something. As I said last weekend, Palace gave me the chance of rehabilitation.‘That’s why it’s hard walking away now. I think the Club are heading in the right direction with a hugely supportive board of directors, a great squad of players and some of the most passionate fans I’ve ever met. It’s been a privilege to have worked here for the past five months.‘But there comes a time when you have to take stock of what direction you want your life to take – and that’s been the simple part for me.‘I want to be able to savour life while I’m still relatively young and when I’m still relatively healthy enough to do all the things I want to do, like travel, spend more time with my family and grandchildren without the huge pressure that comes with being a football manager.‘This is the right time for me. I have no ambitions to take another job, I simply want to be able to enjoy all the things you cannot really enjoy with the 24/7 demands of managing any football club, let alone one in the Premier League.‘Steve Parish has been superb during our conversations today. I know it came as a shock to him that I would walk away but our discussions have been incredibly civilised with no recriminations and no fall-out.‘This is not about transfer targets, finances or anything along those lines. This is me taking the decision I believe is right for my family and myself.‘I would like to thank everybody for their messages of support since the news broke. I’ve no doubt I will miss management but I certainly have no regrets at this decision.’Allardyce leaves Palace after guiding them to Premier League survival, having been appointed just prior to Christmas 2016. He won nine of his 24 games in charge, and confirmed the Eagles’ top flight place on the penultimate day of the season with a 4-0 win over Hull. 1last_img read more