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# Goal!

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Khartoum
Bombardments, bandit raids and carjackings: Life in Sudan for the Irish aid agency staff
There are 230 Goal aid workers still in the African country where fighting has continued despite multiple ceasefires.
Last month
April 2023
‘Don't take it as fact’: Irish citizens in Sudan urged to ‘clarify’ information on social media
A report by
Diarmuid Pepper
Irish citizens still in Sudan have also been advised to stay where they are if it is safe to do so.
Irish aid director: Gang war eases but humanitarian disaster continues on the island of Haiti
Phil Gelman, is the director of Goal in Haiti, has said they are working with local community groups to bring aid to gang violence hit areas.
This year
# Aid
GOAL says 27 of its employees died in earthquake in Turkey and Syria
A number of other staff members are still unaccounted for.
Last year
Irish NGO fighting cholera in Haiti amid 'power vacuum' and civil unrest
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Goal is the primary international non-governmental organisation in Port-au-Prince and in surrounding communities.
# Ambition
James Ward-Prowse fixes sights on David Beckham’s record
The Southampton star is now just six goals behind his boyhood hero.
All time
# Boost
Irish star Scales delighted after goal on league debut for Celtic
The former Shamrock Rovers player had a swift impact after coming on as a substitute.
# Take a Bow
Watch: Former Ireland U21 star Elbouzedi scores brilliant long-range goal in Sweden
The ex-Waterford player appears to be really taking to life abroad.
A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.
# Ethiopia
Driver working for Irish-founded aid agency GOAL shot dead by gunmen in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian man was killed on Wednesday.
'I still need to step up if I want to be really serious about going for a medal'
After a fantastic season, Nadia Power feels there is plenty more work to be done.
# Target
Man United 'must do better' despite ending home drought
Even Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he thought the Baggies’ penalty should have stood.
# Ambition
'It's a big carrot that we can be the first Irish team ever to qualify for the U21s'
Zack Elbouzedi is hoping to help inspire wins over Iceland and Luxembourg, which should be enough to see Ireland reach the Euros.
# finish on a high
Ireland and Brighton youngster Connolly delighted after ending goal drought in style
‘It will help me a lot going into the new season. It would have been tough not to have scored since the Tottenham game so I’m delighted.’
# back of the net
'The goalkeeper was in the Holte End and eight rows back. Everyone knew it, saw it and felt it'
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder fumed after today’s game.
GOAL: We hope to learn lessons from the west when tackling any African Covid-19 outbreak
Dr Enida Friel of GOAL says Covid-19 will not be beaten until it’s beaten by all countries.
# back of the net
19-year-old Galway striker Aaron Connolly scores twice on first Premier League start
The Ireland U21 striker was named man-of-the-match at the AMEX on Saturday.
# Feature
The Irish team aiming to end their two-year wait for a league win
Kilkenny United chairman Shane Murray is optimistic about the club’s future in spite of a disappointing season.
# pure skill
This audacious goal scored by a Laois minor is one to be watched over and over
Take a bow, James Duggan.
Cyclone Idai: A father searches the rubble for his dead children as millions are at risk of food shortages
It is hard to describe the utter devastation of the worst natural disaster to hit the Southern Hemisphere, writes Gabriella Pandini.
# slick move
This team goal from All-Ireland champs Limerick yesterday was a thing of beauty
A fantastic move was finished by Séamus Flanagan at Nowlan Park.
# He's back
Fan-favourite Forrester bags first goal since returning to St Patrick's Athletic
The midfielder was on target as the Saints saw off Wexford in the Leinster Senior Cup last night.
# clinical
Ireland's David McGoldrick opened the scoring for Sheffield United tonight with this tidy finish
West Brom came from behind to win at Bramall Lane this evening.
# magic
Dummy solos, both feet, what a finish - we'll never tire of watching this incredible goal
Her side lost out in the All-Ireland junior club final yesterday, but Tourlestrane’s Katie Walsh had a moment of magic.
# Late Drama
Van Persie scores stunning late winner before being sent off four minutes later
The Feyenoord captain was busy in the latter stages of yesterday’s game against Vitesse Arnhem.
# Race Is On
Kane awarded contentious goal against Stoke, but Mo Salah isn't having it
The Spurs striker successfully appealed the decision.
'We should examine ourselves before we jump to mock Trump and his reaction to Syria'
There is no moral outrage.Perhaps we should remind people of their own children and grandchildren?, writes Derek O’Rourke.
# Double trouble
Winning combination! Ward and Hendrick combine to score winner for Burnley
It was Jeff Hendrick’s first Premier League goal of the season.
# seánie
On fire! Sean Maguire just scored his first Championship goal for Preston
The striker has earned plaudits since moving to the Championship during the summer as he continues to wait for a first international appearance for Ireland.
# Freetown
'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone
The death toll is currently at 300 but is expected to rise significantly.
# On the scoresheet
Irish striker Sheridan continues fine goalscoring form for Polish table-toppers
Cillian Sheridan now has six goals and four assists in his first 10 games for Jagiellonia Bialystok.
# USAid
Goal won't lose out on US funding after investigation into alleged fraud
In a new deal, USAID has laid out conditions under which Goal must operate.
# Woah
The most acrobatic goal ever? The United Soccer League threw up a cracker last night
Woah! A flip throw-in AND a bicycle kick goal.
# good news
Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations
If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland
# Job Losses
Troubled charity GOAL seeking up to 25 redundancies
The news caps a difficult 2016 for the charity.
# Foreign aid
Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities
Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.
# Charity
Goal appoints board member of Irish Water parent company as boss after US investigation
The cloud over the charity darkened last week as it closed its US office and laid off 10 staff.
# Pick it out
This stunning goal from a free lit up a Mayo club championship game yesterday
Belmullet player Shane Nallen raised the green flag with this superb strike.
# Syria
Goal has closed down its US office and made 10 staff redundant
The aid agency, Ireland’s largest in the field, has confirmed to that it is terminating the contracts of 10 employees at Goal USA.
# Syria
Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.