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Posted by: | Posted on: January 15, 2020

Medical War in Liberia

first_imgThe Liberian nation is at war again.  The situation is so grave that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last night declared a 90-day state of emergency.  She said this may require the suspension of certain constitutional liberties.  The Liberian people are bracing themselves to see what direction this might take.     The war this time, fortunately, it is not so much us versus us, even though there is some evidence of that; but particularly  us versus the deadly Ebola virus, which has inflicted a terrible calamity upon the nation and the Mano River basin, resulting in hundreds of deaths and uncontrollably increasing new infections.Just yesterday news broke about a new area under attack, Kakata, one of our most central cities, through which thousands of people pass daily traveling to the central, western and southeastern parts of the country. Kakata is also one of our educational centers, home to the nation’s oldest and leading vocational and technical institution, Booker Washington Institute.  Kakata is also the epicenter of one of the nation’s most important economic activities, the rubber industry, in which tens of thousands of Liberians are employed.  In the past two days four health workers have died and 11 others infected at Kakata’s C.H. Rennie Hospital.  The Health Ministry is relocating the infected to quarantine facilities in Monrovia. We said earlier that there is self-inflicted harm also, evidenced by marauding criminals poisoning wells in various communities, with dangerous chemicals.  The police in Monrovia are in denial of this dangerous new menace, but just as they were issuing a new statement of denial Thursday, reports came in from our Nimba correspondent, Ishmael Menkor, that at two a.m. that same morning a well in a family compound had been burst open by unknown persons and allegedly poisoned.This is a matter that requires the engagement of the entire Joint Security; for there are many places in Margibi County and Monrovia, the nation’s capital, where poisoning activities have been reported.  And now Ganta.Our most serious challenge at this time, however, is the combat against the deadly Ebola virus, which has already claimed over 200 lives and hundreds of new infections in country, and over 1000 deaths among Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.  Now Nigeria, where a Liberian official collapsed and died at the Lagos airport, is at risk of the Ebola spread.  The official had been in contact with his Ebola-sick sister before he, ignoring the advice of many, boarded a plane to Nigeria for a meeting.He ended up carrying this deadly disease to Africa’s most populous country.  The Lagos nurse who treated him has also reportedly died.President Sirleaf now has to develop and announce to Liberians the new strategies she and her officials are putting into place for the intensified anti-Ebola battle.  She also now has to explain what she means by the suspension of certain constitutional rights and privileges, for which she must seek legislative approval.  She has to make a strong and carefully crafted case, for this is not the same nation before 1980, when the True Whig Party’s rubber stamp Legislature handed President W.V.S. Tubman each year, as long as he wanted it, Emergency Powers that allowed him to jail anybody at will or take any administrative action he wished. Liberians have since 2006 enjoyed and become accustomed to a new dispensation, made possible by the active reengagement of the 1986 Constitution which President Sirleaf, in keeping with the oaths she took in January 2006 and 2012, respectively, has striven to uphold. Ours is once again a multiparty democracy.  But given the exigencies of the moment, and Ebola uncontrollably spreading, the Legislature may accede to the President’s request for a state of emergency to deal with this extraordinary situation.  But what measures are to be put into place, whether they will be able to arrest the deadly viral spread, and how will the emergency affect the daily lives of citizens and residents, remain to be seen.Health workers are most likely to be among the groups expected to be affected by the emergency.  Since so many of them have stayed away from work for fear of infection, the emergency may force them to report back to duty.  The least GOL can do to ensure their return to duty, is to provide each with full protective gear, food, fluids and everything else that their safety and wellbeing demand.      Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

ERC refreshes public awareness, education campaign

first_imgThe Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has embarked on a developmental trajectory in the public awareness arena in collective efforts to foster unity among Guyanese by launching its harmony campaign.In the company of the Chairman of the Commission, John Smith; Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton; Social Protection Minister Amna Ally; Education Minister Nicolette Henry; former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds; Commissioners of ERC and other stakeholders, a series of new material were launched for public welfare.A sociable and remodelled website was introduced, featuring information about the Commission’s work and monthly newsletters, distributed with only the requirement of a subscription. Additionally, Five Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are expected to be broadcasted along with the introduction of the ‘HarmonyCommissioners of the ERC with Member of Parliament Juan Edghill and Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George NortonChallenge’, several posters, a harmony “passport”, brochures and two billboards.Meanwhile, a new national unity song was recently produced and is voiced by performed by prominent Guyanese artistes Mark Ferdinand and Tshanna Cort while a play, titled “I Am Us” will be staged on March 2 and 3, featuring prominent Guyanese actors and actresses at the National Cultural Centre. Both performances are slated to begin at 19:00h and admission is open to the public.In giving his remarks during the unveiling ceremony, Commissioner Neaz Subhan emphasised that this initiative is the organisation’s educational campaign to establish harmony among Guyanese. For this, they remain hopeful that all materials will be utilised and appreciated through social media outlets, broadcasts and other mediums.“The Commission knew and accepted that pivotal to the delivery of its constitutional mandate is education. The Commission firmly believes that education brings understanding, understanding brings appreciation, and appreciation builds tolerance which in turn is the vital to the promotion of harmony.”People’s Progressive Party/Civic Member of Parliament Juan Edghill shared words of encouragement on behalf of the Opposition. According to him, the ERC must also enhance its capabilities to monitor issues before it becomes uncontrollable. He also referred that there is still a barrier between the classes of urban and rural living.“As Guyanese, we must determine if we want to be a people that are miles apart or we are working towards our nation’s motto where we are coming from different cultures, different religions, different world views and different socialisation. We still have major problems with class in Guyana, with rural and urban and we have to come from those standpoints and come together.” Dr Norton gave his presentation on behalf of the Government, by noting, “We are a caring people, which makes our diversities our strength…For this to materialise, harmony is an important ingredient and one of the most powerful component of harmony that unites us at the core is music.” The ERC was established as a constitutional body by Constitutional Amendment (2) Act of 2000, which was assented to by the then President on August 11, 2000. It was recently reconstituted in April 2018.The Commission is also mandated to promote equal access by persons of all ethnic groups to all public or other services and facilities provided by the Government or other bodies.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 11, 2020

Twin Peaks hoping to advance to next round of Searchlight competiton

first_imgPratt says there were many bands in the competition at the start but the local support has been huge in helping Twin Peaks enter the national portion of the competition.“It feels really great and it’s obviously because everyone in the surrounding area has been voting for us so we’re really excited. We sent in out entry to CBC and then it basically it just comes down to social media and sharing as much as possible to get the votes in,” she explains. “I think there was about 4,500 bands to begin with and now we’re in the top 24 nationally.”The name of the song submitted by Twin Peaks is called “Rain on Me” and it’s a song that was written some time ago by Pratt in her early 20’s. She had the song sitting around and thought bandmate Naomi Shore added a great tough to the song.- Advertisement -“It’s about when people come into your lives really quickly and they leave really quickly and you long for them,” she says. “When I originally wrote it I just had the melody and lyrics in my head but I had friends from Fort St. John that flushed it out for me as far as instrumentation. When Naomi and I got together I had it laying around. I hadn’t done anything with it or recorded it previously. Naomi has a very soulful voice so we decided to use her for the lead vocals on the track.”As far as how Twin Peaks came to be Pratt says she knew Shore back from their days in school but it wasn’t until a trip to a concert that they discovered that they meshed well together.“We grew up together; we went to school together but we didn’t actually get to become friends until about three years ago. Naomi brought me along with her to a Tom Petty concert. We had a lot of sing-a-longs in the car,” she explains. “We realized we’re both independent musicians in Fort St. John. We both have pretty similar vocals and they sound really nice together. We played our cousins wedding and after that more people asked us to play different things around town.”Advertisement The duo have been on three tours together and have a fourth planned across the prairies in May which will showcase their new album.At stake in the contest is a chance to win $20,000 in Yamaha equipment, a recording with CBC Music, and a chance to perform on the same show as Spoon and Tegan and Sara at the CBC Music Festival in Vancouver.The current round of voting ends on April 28. Those wanting to support Lindsay and Naomi in the contest can do so by voting for their song by clicking here.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 6, 2020

Bandari lose in Guinea, count on away goals

first_img0Shares0000Bandari FC midfielder Abdalla Hassan celebrating after pulling one back for the Dockers away in Guinea against Horoya in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoff. Photo/BANDARI TWITTERNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – Bandari FC went down 4-2 away to Guinean side Horoya FC in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoff match staged in Conakry on Sunday.Bandari, the Football Kenya Federation Shield champions, got their vital away goals from midfielder Abdallah Hassan and William Wadri. The hosts, who opened the account in the first minute of the game received their goals from Aristide Bance who notched a hat-trick while Dramane Nikiema netted the other goal to complete the rout.The Kenyan side under the tutelage of Bernard Mwalala, will be hoping to make their away goals count when they host the Guinean side in a fortnight at the Kasarani Stadium for them to reach the group stage for the first time ever.Even before Bandari could settle in the game, they found themselves on the receiving end after Burkina Faso striker Bance broke the deadlock.The Dockers surged forward to search for the equalizer and away goal with Yema Mwamba and Hassan partnering well but the Horoya keeper punched the ball for the home team to launch a counter attack.Horoya doubled the lead in the 10th minute through a set-piece when Nikiema also from Burkina Faso rose high to not home past the Bandari custodian.Bandari FC attacking midfielder David King’atua in action against Horoya FC in their CAF Confederation match away match in Guinea. Photo/BANDARI TWITTERMwamba could have pulled one back for the visitors when he unleashed a thunderous strike but he was denied by the keeper who punched away the ball with the rebound finding Wadri but the keeper was alert to compete his double save.However, Horoya, soaked in pressure to bring Bandari back in the game courtesy of Hassan’s goal after he connected home a Darius Msagha fine cross in the 25th minute.Mwalala’s charged were not yet done as the goal motivated them to level the scores heading to the interval sharing spoils.Sammy Meja brought in a cross for midfielder Collins Agade to set-up Mwamba who made no mistake as he squeezed the ball in the left corner.On resumption, Bandari found themselves chasing the game once again after Bance made a lovely turn to strike past the Bandari keeper and grab a brace in the 55th minute.He was at it again eight minutes later to complete a hat-trick and take the match ball home after powerfully heading home from a pin-point cross to seal the win.0Shares0000(Visited 209 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 29, 2019

‘We want to win the European Cup!’ – Villa owner targets return to glory days

first_img1 Tony Morley and Allan Evans hoist the 1982 European Cup New Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia has claimed the club want to win the Champions League in 10 years.The 39-year-old completed his takeover, which could cost in excess of £100million if clauses are triggered, on Tuesday.Relegated Villa won the European Cup in 1982 but dropped out of the Premier League last season, winning just three games.They are preparing for their first season out of the top flight since 1987 but Chinese businessman Xia has targeted a return to their glory days.“We don’t have a very detailed plan but we have a vision that we will challenge to get back into the Premier League and we will be challenging when we get back,” he said.“The aim, not just the hope, is to get back in European field within five years and I wish we can succeed to get another trophy like we have here in eight or 10 years.“That is not an exact number, but we want to win the European Cup.“After we get back to the Premier League we have to know who are the other teams we need to compete with.“You have to know the whole system of this business and you have to know who else you have to compete with.”Villa are close to signing Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick and are discussing personal terms for the 28-year-old who won the Championship with the Cherries in 2015.The club are reviewing their recruitment and are considering appointing a technical director to aid new boss Roberto Di Matteo after the former regime blew around £55million on signings last summer.Sporting director Hendrik Almstadt left in March and Xia was critical over the role current director of scouting and recruitment Paddy Riley has played.“Honestly, everyone should agree with me, that he didn’t do too well,” he said.“So people should understand what he has to do, what responsibility he has to take. We will discuss this very shortly.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 28, 2019

Attack on baby may lead to more pit bull controls

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The board vote would apply only to unincorporated areas such as Quartz Hill, Lake Los Angeles and Littlerock, but cities such as Palmdale and Lancaster that use county animal-control services usually adopt county animal-control laws. One factor in breed-specific legislation is what critics say is difficulty in defining what dogs it applies to. A pit bull is a type of dog and not a breed, critics say, and many breeds resemble pit bulls or share characteristics. Antonovich’s plan comes after an 11-month-old girl was attacked Monday by a pit bull at a neighbor’s house. Animal-control officials said the pit bull was a neutered male. The girl’s injuries were mostly around her face. Doctors at UCLA Medical Center were unable to reattach her ear that had been torn off when she was attacked, said Lt. Don Ford of the Palmdale sheriff’s station. The infant was with her aunt, who had gone to visit friends. The dog, which had had no problem with the girl on previous visits, attacked her for no apparent reason, Ford said. Spurred by a recent pit bull attack on an 11-month-old Palmdale girl, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will ask county officials Tuesday to draft an ordinance regulating the breeding of pit bulls and rottweilers. The county supervisor plans to ask officials, including those in the Department of Animal Care and Control, to draft a proposed ordinance requiring some dogs to be spayed and neutered, said Antonovich aide Tony Bell. Antonovich expects the Board of Supervisors to vote on a proposal on Feb. 14, Bell said. “Responsible dog owners should be supportive of this measure,” Bell said. “It’s the irresponsible dog owners and breeders that need to be aware that Los Angeles County will hold them responsible for the actions of their animals.” The animal was destroyed at the Lancaster Animal Shelter. The Board of Supervisors will meet at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. If the supervisors pass the measure, Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts said he expects both Palmdale and Lancaster to adopt it as well. “It seems like those are the two breeds that we constantly hear about and read about,” Roberts said about pit bulls and rottweilers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 28, 2019

Donegal man climbs 26 of Ireland’s highest peaks – and shatters the record by over a day!

first_imgDonegal man Shaun Stewart, alongside Galway’s Lonan O’Farrell climbed 26 of Ireland’s Highest Peaks, covering 32 counties in Ireland over 3 days – and beat the fastest known time by an amazing 27 hours and 15 minutes!On Thursday morning Stewart and O’Farrell started their challenge at Mweelrea Mountain in Co. Mayo, they travelled the length & breadth of Ireland, covering every single county, and finished at the peak of Errigal on Saturday – when their time was recorded at an astonishing 60 hours 35 minutes.Shaun and Lonan both took part in the 2017 Race adventure challenge last month, finishing 2nd & 4th respectively. They met over 4 years ago as competitors but quickly became great friends with the same passion and drive and last year they raced in the same team at the Itera Expedition Race another tough endurance challenge.Before the Race 2017, they knew they would like to undertake to do something else but together as a team and for charity. A challenge to beat the fastest known time by climbing all of Ireland’s 26 Peaks over 32 counties was probably the biggest challenge they could imagine facing & doing so this is what they decided to do, gathered an amazing team & they did it.Commenting on the challenge  Stewart said: “We knew that taking on this 32 counties – 26 peaks challenge was going to be a really tough test both physically and mentally for us both.“Apart from the climbing and running, the major challenges we did face were lack of sleep and recovery time. “Over the 60 hours 35 minutes from start to finish, both Lonan and myself had less than 4 hours sleep. In order to set a really fast time it was necessary to go non stop, so eating and sleeping had to be on the go and in between climbs.”Shaun and Lonan undertook to do this challenge not only to aim to beat the fastest known time but to raise money for 2 worthy charities.Our ladies Hospital for Sick Children & Play Therapy Centre, Lakeview School, in Co. Galway, a therapy centre where children in need of emotional or physcholgical help can get the support and therapy they require.The money raised to date for both charities has exceeded their expectations & they are overwhelmed by the generosity and support they have received from all over Ireland and across the world.Stewart said: “The weather was favourable over the 3 days and that meant that navigation was a little easier with clearer skies. “We cannot believe how many of our adventure racing friends from all across the country turned up at different mountains to help pace and guide us. The support & generosity everywhere we went was unreal and to them we are so grateful.“Without a strong, practical and knowledgeable team behind a challenge like this, what we achieved & the record we broke could not have happened.“The logistics and planning for this challenge was vitally important. We set out a very ambitious schedule and we managed to hit most targets.“Our sponsors, our team & our crew made it possible to achieve our record time, delivering us safely to the start point of each climb, preparing food and keeping us motivated at every stage of every day and night, meant that all we had to do was climb the peaks and concentrate on the challenge. “We realise now that the challenge would not have run as smooth without the support of our organiser and main sponsor Donegal Oil Company’s, Arthur McMahon. Arthur’s input to the organising & logistics was invaluable.“A true professional with a passion for what we were doing and with help from Rory Kennedy, they mapped out the fastest route for this challenge which took alot of planing time beforehand. Arthur & Shaun Doherty travelled with us for the first half of the challenge and then they were replaced by Denis Ferry & Leslie O’Donnell from Donegal Ice Road Trekkers who made sure we drove the planned & quickest route to each peak. We are so grateful to them all, they certainly looked after us & kept us on our toes!”Arthur McMahon from Donegal Oil Company & main sponsor for the event said: “Anytime you strap on a number and race head to head with others there is an amount of comfort in knowing where your opposition is.“You can pace yourself and see how things pan out. With this challenge, there was no opposition so keeping the whole team focused on their performance could have been difficult.“As it turned out the whole team functioned brilliantly. Shaun and Lonan are magnificent athletes, completely hard core. They maintained their determination, rested when possible, ate well when possible and, above all, kept their spirits up. The support crew, without whom this would not have happened, did an outstanding job. From setting off from Letterkenny on Wednesday evening, getting to the start line on Thursday morning, navigating to the 26 climbs over the 1800km of the trip and keeping Shaun and Lonan right, these guys were faultless.“I’ve done a few things like this over the last few years and the thing that always impresses me most is how selfless the people who came out to assist us are. We had help from some of the best trail runners in the country, they came out at 2 in the morning, helped us navigate, showed us how to drive on the door handles in Molls Gap and generally cheered us on.“To everyone who donated to our charities, thank you. To everyone who came out to wish us well on the journey or came together at Mount Errigal on Saturday night, thank you.”Denis Ferry from Donegal Ice Road Trekkers commented: “We had planned a while ago that at 15.24 on the Friday Leslie O’ Donnell and I would take over from Arthur and Shaun at peak number 11, Kippure, Co. Dublin.“We left Letterkenny at 11.30am and the hand over was complete at 15.23pm. Les and I thought how amazing the boys had done by sticking to the schedule with such accuracy.“Arthur and Shaun Doherty had done a brillant job and they handed over the maps, gps units, a tidy van and most importantly two athletes who were in top form despite having been already 30 hours on the road. We knew that Arthur and Shaun Doherty did much more than drive and navigate, they encouraged Shaun and Lonan when no one else was there and kept spirits and their motivation flowing.“When we arrived at our first peak and Shaun and Lonan took off running the importance of us doing what we were there to do became much more real, after the previous crew setting the bar. The preparation pre event was kicking in with our van packed correctly so that everything was to hand and everyone had their place and equally important had their space.“The mood in the van changed just like the mountains depending on the previous or next peak. There were stories told when spirits were high and silence when things were not going how we expected it to. But at all times one thing never changed and that was the common goal of succeeding.“The team was tested early on Saturday morning because of a number of factors bumpy road, fatigue, sickness from Sligo through Fermanagh and Monaghan, but a 30 minute rest, a swift ham sandwich and a big portion of ‘you can do it’, the Guillion Peak, in County Armagh was summited. But more importantly moral was back where we needed it.“Shaun’s Dad Patsy Stewart and his little 2 year old niece Cara’s Daddy, Ronan Murphy met us at this point and this along with our second wind, the rest of the peaks brought us closer to the finish.“The Red Opel Vivaro Van bounced towards Errigal mountain with a great sense of satisfaction and the last climb was started at 20.05. Despite the boys being on the go 60 hours and 5 mins they managed to run to the top of Errigal in an astounding 30 mins and for the last time we heard ‘We’re at the top’ over our two way radios.“The high point for us was seeing the boys faces in the rear view mirror as we approached Errigal Mountain, the low point was finishing, because now it’s all over but our best point was everyone doing what they had to do and did so showing admiration and respect for everyone on the team.”Donegal man climbs 26 of Ireland’s highest peaks – and shatters the record by over a day! was last modified: April 24th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:CreesloughErrigalshaun stewartlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019

Former Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic set for Roma move

first_img1 Former Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is on the verge of completing a move to Roma, according to reports in Italy.The Schalke centre-back, who spent three years at City before joining the German side in 2015, is expected to complete the move within the next 24 hours.Nastasic, 24, was a prominent figure for the Bundesliga giants last season, racking up 35 appearances in all competitions.And, according to the Corriere dello Sport, his stellar performances are set to be rewarded with a multi-million pound switch to Roma.The Serbia international was deemed surplus to requirements by City in January 2015, with Schalke agreeing to take him to Germany.He has since rediscovered his best form and despite interest from around Europe, looks likely to complete a move to Roma ahead of next season. Matija Nastasic last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES

first_imgIt was a busy yet successful weekend for the club’s senior and reserve teams, as both kicked off their league campaigns with a double fixture weekend.Things got underway in Buncrana on Good Friday evening with both teams getting off to winning starts. The seniors ran out 2-04 to 0-15 winners in the end with a little thanks to a Michael Murphy masterclass. Murphy kicked a total of 13 points in the game while Caolan ‘Savi’ McFadden and Caolan Kelly added a point each to the scoreboard.Meanwhile, the reserves battled to a 0-8 to 0-5 victory in their game to round off a very satisfactory day for the Glen. Less than 48 hours later both teams were in action again, this time travelling to a fairly blustery McCumhaill Park to take on the men from the Twin Towns. The reserves started proceedings by gaining a well deserved point after coming from behind very late in the game, with the final score being 1-2 to 0-5. As the Spirit of Freedom Band drummed through the streets of Stranorlar, Michael Murphy continued to show an immense spirit of his own ‘drumming’ over a total of 5 points for the seniors in what proved to be a straightforward 0-02 to 0-12 win for Gary McDaid’s charges. Fellow county man Gary ‘Copper’ McFadden managed 4 points of his own in the game while Glenswilly’s other scores came from the feet of Caolan Kelly (0-02) and Darren McGinley (0-01). Both teams can take a great amount of pride in what was a demanding weekend, as the Glen lie on top of both the Division 2 and Division 2 Reserve leagues. Neither team plays next weekend due to Donegal taking on Dublin on Sunday the 7th April in the National Football League. Throw in there is at 3pm in Ballybofey. Stewards are required for this game so if you are available please contact club chairman Mick Murphy or club secretary Sharon McGinty. Elswhere the other team in action this weekend, the u15’s, had a resounding win in their game against Glenfin in the Gaeltacht Championship.The Minors are in action this week as they travel to Fanad in the hope of keeping alive their chances of reaching a league semi final spot. Throw in is at 6.30pm in Portsalon.u12 training begins this Monday at 6pm on the pitch.A reminder to those aged between 14 and 35 willing to undergo a cardiac risk assessment please contact Eddie Crawford on 0868167305. The cost will be €45 if we get more than 35 people involved in this worthwhile assessment. The next club monthly meeting will be on Monday 8th April at 8.30pm.There was no Lotto results available at the time of typing this week. GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 1st, 2013 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019

ATHLETICS NEWS: TIR CHONAILL AC WOMEN’S TEAM PERFORM SUPERBLY IN TULLAMORE

first_imgTir Chonaill AC Notes Congratulations to the clubs women’s team on an excellent overall result at last Sunday’s National League final in Tullamore. Led by double victories from team captain Mary McLoone in the Triple and Long Jump, Kate McGowan, 100m and 400m hurdles, Hannah Campbell, Pole Vault and an exciting victory by the 4 x 100m relay quartet of Eva McMullan, Kate McGowan, Kelly Mc Grory and Mary Mc Loone the team amassed a total of 81pts for an overall 5th place team finishAlso thanks to team manager Jackie Harvey for all her work behind the scenes in organising and motivating and to the club officials, coaches and supporters that travelled to Tullamore and to qualifying earlier rounds in Belfast and Athlone. Link to results http://www.athleticsireland.ie/competition/results/Tir Chonaill events/performances and scoresKate McGowan 100m H 1st/14.91secs/[+1.8] 9ts;Kelly McGrory 100m 5th/12.72secs/[+3.6] 4pts; Eva McMullan 200m 8th/27.13secs [+1.7] 1pt; Eva McMullan 400m 6th/62.57secs 3pts; Kate Mc Gowan 400m H 1st/63.11secs 9pts;Marie Rooney 1,500m Walk 7th/9.39.28 2pts; Clara Herron Shot 4th/8.76m 5pts ; Clara Herron Discus 6th/21.98m 3pts; Chloe Masterson Hammer 4th/24.21m 5pts; Chloe Masterson Javelin 7th 2pts; Hannah Campbell High Jump 6th/1.35m 3ptsHannah Campbell Pole Vault 1st=/2.70m 8pts; Mary McLoone Triple Jump 1st/11.94m 9pts;Mary McLoone Long Jump 1st/5.83m 9pts; 4 x100m relay 1st/49.13secs 9pts, Eva McMullan/Kate McGowan/Kelly Mc Grory/Mary McLoone and Emma BradyNATIONAL LEAGUE FINAL TULLAMORE2nd August 2015  Premier Div Team results1 D.S.D. 103; 2 Leevale A.C 94; 3 Clonliffe Harriers 91; 4 Kildare Athletics 84; 5 Tir Chonaill A.C 81; 6 Galway County 72; 7 Wexford County 69; 8 North Down A.C 48Danny Mc Daid 15k 2015Superb performances from Tir Chonaill AC athletes in Danny Mc Daid 15k.The Tir Chonaill group att the Danny McDaid 15k in Letterkenny last Sunday morning was led led home by Paul Ward  in 7th overall position in an excellent time of 53mins 58secs Congratulations to Paul first M45 and to the following on fine performances.Pauric Keenaghan, M40, 01:11:26, Claire Flood,W45,  01:12:39; Caroline Spratt, 01:13:47;Loretta Cullen w W45 Tir Conaill 01:18:23; Martina Coughlin, 01:18:29; Eileen Ward, 01:19:16; Bernadette McNeely, 01:19:43 Glenties 5kLocal man Seanie Mc Devitt was an impressive winner on Monday morning last when the Glenties5k was superbly organised around the Tidy Towns winning village. A open mile for athletes under 14 also attracted a large crowd.Thanks to the local organising committee led by Brian McGonagle, Rosemary Dewhirst, Bradas McDyer, Edwina Sweeney, and Brona Haverin, to the group that provided hospitality and to Chip Timing provided by Brendan McDaidPlace Bib Name Sex AG Club Time1 19 Seanie Mc Devitt m M40 16:582 57 Anthony Doherty m M40 Milford AC 18:003 197 Michael Mc Loone m sm 18:464 196 Michael O’donnell m M40 Preston Harriers 18:565 191 Ciaran O’donnell m M40 Letterkenny AC 19:126 296 Paul O’ Connor m M40 19:317 273 Leonard Gildea m sm 19:318 290 Dónal Haughey m M40 Tir Chonaill AC 19:479 181 Joe Carlin m M40 KCR 20:0710 278 Paul Mc Hugh m M40 20:2411 187 Margaret Sweeney w W40 Tir Chonaill AC 21:0412 295 Patrick Trimble m M40 21:0413 186 Declan Sharkey m JM Tir Chonaill AC 21:0514 190 Stephen Travers m M40 Tir Chonaill AC 21:2615 9 Sheila Regan w W40 Letterkenny AC 21:4416 195 Robert Farren m sm 22:0717 280 Paul Doherty m sm 22:1918 193 Jimmy White m M40 Killybegs 22:3319 189 Jackie Harvey w W40 Tir Chonaill AC 23:3120 283 Adrian Brennan m M40 23:4921 194 Pat Byrne m M 40 Killybegs 23:5422 198 Imelda Gallagher w W40 23:5923 282 Connie Doherty m M40 24:0024 271 Mary Gallagher w W40 24:0225 274 Mags Mc Nulty w SW Tir Chonaill AC 24:1226 289 Philip Gallagher m sm 24:4727 17 John Ashworth m M40 25:0828 185 Kevin Forster m M40 Sandhurst Joggers 25:1729 294 Lorraine Furey w SW 25:3130 199 Patricia Hegarty w W40 Tir Chonaill AC 25:3431 4 Michelle Delaney w SW Tir Chonaill AC 25:3732 276 Lorraine Boyce w SW 26:0333 6 Sinead Brannigan w SW 26:1934 183 Nicholis Hartin m M40 27:4035 293 Catriona Furey w SW 29:2236 184 Stephen Coughlan m M40 Glenties Running Club 29:2437 192 Majella Boyle w SW Glenties Running Club 30:3438 182 Karen Hartin w W40 30:5639 188 Ellie Mc Donnell w JW Tir Chonaill AC 31:1740 275 Áine Ní Mhurchú w JW 32:4341 288 Darren Whelan m sm 33:2642 169 Maria Mc Dermott w W40 Tir Chonaill AC 33:2943 272 Edwina Bennett w SW 33:3244 284 Andrea Molly w SW 37:1845 285 Mark Smith m M40 37:1846 287 Emily Molloy w JW 42:0047 281 Rosaleen Doherty w W40 44:5148 277 Anne Wilson w W40 44:5249 291 Dennise Boyle w W40 46:0650 292 Carmel Herron w W40 46:07Karl Griffin finishes 3rd in BrusselsKarl Griffin continued his outstanding season with 3rd place finish at an International meet in Ninove, outside Brussels on Saturday night last. The 20 year old Donegal Town man was timed at 1min 48.13secs.National SeniorsThe National Senior Track and Field c/ships on Saturday and Sunday next  in Santry will climax the competitive season for most of the clubs senior athletes. Nine athletes from TC will compete and we wish them well Juvenile athletes are on a break until the middle of September when the new season commences and when new members will be most welcome at the clubs various training venues. Masters and fit4life groups continue to train and compete in the various road races -locally and nationallyATHLETICS NEWS: TIR CHONAILL AC WOMEN’S TEAM PERFORM SUPERBLY IN TULLAMORE was last modified: August 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sportlast_img read more