England goalkeeper Jack Butland accepts his Euro 2016 dream is over

first_img1 Jack Butland admits his dream of representing England at Euro 2016 is over.The Stoke goalkeeper suffered a fractured ankle while making his fourth international appearance in Saturday’s friendly victory over Germany.He will undergo surgery on Tuesday night and, with this summer’s finals only ten weeks away, accepts he has zero chance of recovering in time.“I don’t think it (Euro 2016) is going to be an option for me now to be honest because I won’t be able to play again between now and the end of the season,” said the 23-year-old, speaking to #pottersmag.“I will have an operation on Tuesday night and then it is all about working hard and making sure I come out the other side stronger and better than before.“It is difficult because I have been working towards the Euros this summer, but I won’t be able to be part of that experience now.“It isn’t the challenge that I expected or wanted this summer but I’m going to approach it with the right mentality and learn from it, both physically and mentally.“I have not had to deal with an injury like this before so I will come out of it as a stronger person and a better goalkeeper, and look forward to the start of next season.”‘It is very disturbing and very upsetting for us’ – Roy Hodgson admits England rocked by Jack Butland injury blow Jack Butland is stretchered off during England’s victory over Germany last_img read more

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CONTRACT ISSUED TO TRAP MANY OF DONEGAL’S WILD PREDATORS

first_imgA contract has been put out to tender to trap many of Donegal’s wild predators.The contract, which runs form February until October next, has been tendered by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.Among those animals on the list to be trapped include feral mink, grey crows and foxes. The National Parks and Wildlife Service will provide Transport for the person who wins the contract.The contract has been put up because of a general rise in the number of such predators in recent years leading to the need for an annual cull of such creatures.The rise in the number of wild mink is believed to be related to a massive escape of mink form a farm outside Ardara in 2010.IT is understood that at least 5,000 of the farmed mink escaped in what some believe was a malicious attempt to free the creatures. Those interested in trapping the predators for the specified season must have their own licensed shotgun or rifle. CONTRACT ISSUED TO TRAP MANY OF DONEGAL’S WILD PREDATORS was last modified: January 1st, 2012 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:Department of Artsfoxesgrey crowHeritage and Gaeltacht Affairsminktraplast_img read more

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