LONDON (AP):Eden Hazard came off the bench to help Chelsea into the FA Cup final with a 4-2 victory over Tottenham yesterday as the English Premier League leaders overwhelmed their title rivals to stay on course for a double.Chelsea shut down Tottenham’s fightback in a potent five-minute spell in the second half inspired by Hazard, who had been unexpectedly relegated to the bench.Hazard shot the ball through a crowded penalty area into the net in the 75th minute and teed up Nemanja Matic for a powerful strike off the inside of the crossbar to secure a final against Arsenal or Manchester City.Chelsea condemned Tottenham to a seventh successive FA Cup semi-final loss, and also have a four-point lead over their London rivals in the league title race.Twice Willian put Chelsea in front – from a free kick in the fifth minute and from a penalty two minutes before half-time – but Tottenham came back each time through Harry Kane’s flicked header and Dele Alli’s strike.Despite Tottenham posing the greater threat after Alli latched on to Christian Eriksen’s exquisite long pass in the 52nd minute, the north London club had nothing to show for its dominance. And a double substitution by Antonio Conte after an hour swung the semi-final back in Chelsea’s favour with Hazard arriving on the pitch with top-scorer Diego Costa.SPECTACULAR FASHIONA third Chelsea substitute, Cesc Fabregas, set up Hazard’s goal within a minute of being brought on. The midfielder’s corner was inadvertently flicked on by Tottenham defender Kyle Walker. Then Chelsea’s return trip to Wembley for the final next month was secured by Matic in spectacular fashion, with Conte’s side asserting its strength over Tottenham.Arsenal faces Manchester City in the second semi-final today. There were four Premier League games.English Premier League results: Bournemouth 4 Middlesbrough 0; Hull 2 Watford 0; Swansea 2 Stoke 0; West Ham 0 Everton 0.
LATEST STORIES Porzingis, Jack help Knicks edge Mavs to end 3-game skid Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The result put the American level with Sweden great Ingemar Stenmark for the number of World Cup victories before turning 23.Only Annemarie Moser-Proell won more races (41) at that age, and Shiffrin can match the Austrian great’s record at a night slalom in Flachau on Tuesday.“I have so much fun skiing today,” said Shiffrin, who has won seven of the last eight races, including all four in 2018. “I feel so like in a good place, it doesn’t feel like I am dreaming, it doesn’t feel like it’s something crazy that’s happening. It just feels like I am skiing really well and I am starting to feel that in the races more and more.”Her two wins this weekend easily earned Shiffrin the Golden Fox Trophy, which adds the slalom results to those of Saturday’s GS.It was another confirmation that Shiffrin, initially excelling in slalom, has become a consistent winner in both technical disciplines.“That’s huge, that has been one of my goals since forever,” Shiffrin said. “So it’s so cool now that I can be a contender for the win in both slalom and GS.”Shiffrin’s triumphant run has seen her lead in the overall standings increase to 721 points over second-place Holdener, while she leads Vlhova in the slalom standings by 235 points.Not that she will take anything for granted because, as Shiffrin said, “there are quite a few who have the ability to win. It’s still competition.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It’s frustrating, but it is also good for the sport,” said the Swede, the only skier other than Shiffrin to win the season-long World Cup slalom title in the past five years.Shiffrin has won 20 of the last 25 slaloms she competed in, and finished on the podium in four of the other five races. Her 29 slalom wins in total leaves her six short of the record set by Austria’s Marlies Schild.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“She is super fast,” Hansdotter said. “All of us want to ski faster than her but she is on another level. We need to train harder and ski faster.”The Olympic slalom champion certainly was fast while taking a 1.47-second lead in Sunday’s opening leg, which Shiffrin called “maybe the best run of slalom I have ever done in a race.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals It was the fourth straight slalom race where Shiffrin held a first-run lead of more than a second, a huge margin in a sport often decided by hundredths of a second.“I let it go down the hill and I am really, really happy with my skiing that run,” said Shiffrin, who also triumphed in Saturday’s giant slalom on the same course. “I am always looking to do the skiing that I do in training. That feels really good, it’s confident, it’s flowing. The surface is incredible and froze overnight so it’s just so much fun to ski.”Shiffrin posted the third-fastest time in the final leg and beat Hansdotter once again, while Wendy Holdener was 1.87 behind in third for the Swiss skier’s 13nd career slalom podium without winning — a World Cup record.“Sometimes it’s frustrating but it is still a good fight,” Holdener said.Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, the only skier to beat Shiffrin in a slalom this season, was 2.18 behind in fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin, center, winner of an alpine ski, women’s World Cup slalom, poses with second placed Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter, left, and third placed Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Shortly after winning her 40th career World Cup race on Sunday, overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin drew praise from one of her main rivals for “taking the sport to another level.”Beaten by 1.64 seconds in a slalom on the Podkoren course, Frida Hansdotter had mixed feelings about the American’s dominance.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ View comments
The County Agriculture Coordinator (CAC) of Grand Bassa County, Joyce Kolvah, has disclosed that most subsistence farmers in her county have become vulnerable to climate change.She made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer newspaper recently in Buchanan City.According to Madam Kolvah, climate change is a serious problem leaving farmers vulnerable in Grand Bassa County.“Climate change is a serious problem for farmers in Grand Bassa County. Even this January, the county is still experiencing constant rainfall causing flooding in the fields of vegetable farmers. Our rice farmers, who are in the uplands cannot burn their farms.She said that most farmers are still accustomed to the traditional upland farming methods in her county, making it difficult for them to succeed in agriculture.She disclosed that last year she noticed almost 36 farmers could not burn their farms to start the process of growing fresh crops.“This year it is raining more often, which could make the lives of farmers very difficult. They may not be able to succeed in farming to feed their families,” she reiterated.She said because of the effects of climate change, she is encouraging farmers in the county to prioritize lowland farming.However, Madam Kolvah stated that farmers are yet to grasp the concept of moving to the swamp for crop production.“Our farmers are so use to the uplands that they are not willing to move to the lowlands. We are asking them to compare the yield of their production from the lowland to that of the upland in the hoped they can learn a lesson.She said if the issue of climate change in the county is not fully addressed food production would remain scarce.Madam Kolvah also explained to the Daily Observer that she established a demonstration site at the county’s office to train farmers.The country specific report released on climate change in April, 2013, by the United States Forest Service (USFS) states that the major challenge in addressing climate change is how to improve the conditions of rural subsistence farmers whose livelihood squarely depend on agriculture.It furthers that the opportunity for Liberian farmers to rebuild their lives after the protractive civil crisis is to become resilient in the face of climate change.Lofa, Bong, Bomi, Cape Mount and other counties were named in the report as places where farmers are vulnerable to the effects of climate change.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
ST. KOLLIE TOWN (SKT) was the gateway to the central Liberian town of Gbarnga, the headquarters of the rebel movement. Here, barely four hours since their vehicle left the outskirts of Mount Barclay, deep inside rebel territory, James Zonn and his companion, along with other Liberians, were stopped. It was around two in the afternoon, and there seemed to be a flurry of activities going on here.SKT, Zonn guessed, might have had no more than seventy mud houses on either side, since the dividing line of the town was the access road, directly towards the city of Gbarnga. It was reasonable that being the link to the rebels’ command center and residence of their leaders, security would be on high alert. Similarly, SKT was the home of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC), where modern residential houses were located. And rightly, the leaders in Gbarnga were using the lodgings as residences.But it was apparent that James Zonn had not thought about meeting with any experience worth its name. But considering the splintered nature of the rebels, there was everything to imagine that misunderstanding, even on a trivial issue, could result in the loss of precious limbs or life. And the rebel soldiers did not let Zonn to wait further, when fifteen minutes after their arrival, what appeared as an apparent confusion brewed ahead.There were a number of rebel soldiers, their guns at the ready, moving about in a hurry. “I can take care of that bitch,” he heard a soldier say, and then another, probably twenty, his face lined with worry, and unable to discern between life and death, said,“If you kill me today I die and my business is finished.”It was then that Zonn saw that the source of the contention was apparently the murder of three members of a family. Their bodies sprawled across the road, and there were still other people standing by in tears. Among the dead, Zonn learned was a woman, a Gio, who had defended her husband, who was a Sarpo.“The woman said the man was her husband,” a young man told Zonn, as the vehicle was finally released to go, “she would not hear the soldiers’ decision that the man should be killed, and as a result she chose to die with her husband.”“What about the third body?” Zonn’s curiosity moved him to ask. “Why did she die?” The other, his eyes downcast, said, “She was standing across the road when another soldier called her, and told her she was a Sarpo and before she could defend herself, he shot her dead.” As the vehicle hummed along, Zonn turned his attention to the road as it raced toward them. All of Liberia had become a jungle, and there was no Liberian alive who was safe. It was a hard judgment call, but whether anybody would survive the civil-war could be anybody’s guess. In fifteen minutes, Zonn felt the bus slowing down to a halt.“This is another check point,” the other told him. It was apparent to Zonn that his informer was a frequent traveler in this part of Gbarnga, and as Zonn looked him in the face, the young man said, “Our suffering is beyond reason. We are unable to understand what crime we have committed to be treated this way.”“Wipe your tears my friend,” Zonn urged him, when he saw his new friend in tears. “Believe in God, and pray for survival as long as the war continues.”“Yes,” his new friend also looked into his eyes, “our treatment is beyond insanity.” Zonn felt the rush of emotion gripping him, and turning around he saw Klubor soundly asleep. He felt some urge within him, but knew that till they reached the city of Gbarnga, the various checkpoints would present another barrier after another. But then he had given everything he had, and committed it into the hands of God. For, he believed that for whatever Liberia had become, God had a way for them to stay alive. He would find it, and search for it if he did not find it the first time. Then he would lead the campaign to save lost souls back to God.IT WAS evidently a case of having lived to fulfill his wishes, for what the Creator did for him. He knew he could not have it any other way. Death had come so close and yet, the hand of God had intervened, and it was no accident that he was alive. If for anything at all, James Zonn knew that he had had his demons destroyed, and it was time he lived true to his vows.For now, it was nearly three years since the war ended, and it was just the period he had anticipated. What was more, the church that he was presently officiating as the lead pastor was making more progress, and sometimes he felt the blessings of God on him and it was time he concluded his aim. As he contemplated on his past, his present and his future, there was every indication that he was among the blessed in the land that had enjoyed horror and sorrow. Who could he blame? He could blame the founding fathers of the land. And what was their crime? Why, did they neglect to remain true to the land of their adoption? Where were the schools or educational institutions that were supposed to help many of the people out of their ignorance? Wasn’t it true that when the rebels, mostly those of his countrymen, gained considerable control of the land, they killed anyone with an Identity Card? Didn’t they kill even those who shared the last name of the president of the republic whom they had been sent to eliminate? And it was true as he survived the war that his people, the very ones who were abused, rather took it upon themselves to just kill their fellow Liberians for sport. Weren’t their actions as a result of pure ignorance, since majority never had the privilege to have an education, and to know the difference between an enemy and a sympathizer?He could argue against that because the leaders of the war were all men and women who had had valuable education. But again, he was horrified that his people, and later joined by other ethnic groups, like the Mandingos, slaughtered others at will. But supposed Liberia, the land of his birth, had been developed, and educational and other opportunities were plentiful, would it not have gone without saying that they would rather have been involved in more productive work, than joining the rebel armies, which circumstances caused their very existence? No, James Zonn, now the man of God was not trying to offer any form of justification for the crimes committed on the land by his countrymen. Yes, he was making an effort to understand the insanity that went beyond the ordinary cause of events during the fifteen years that the Liberian war lasted.Now, across from him, Rev. Zonn watched at the figure seated before him at their Logan Town residence in Monrovia. Since the end of the war, and the formation of the new government, many things had happened, and very fast too. His beloved Klubor, sitting nearby, was mending a shirt that she very much wanted him to wear for this Sunday’s church service. Their three children, the oldest nine years old, played alongside his siblings, and the man of God felt blessed.With his church drawing people to the Lord every Sunday, and the country recovering in a slow pace, the reverend agreed that more sacrifices were needed from all to redirect the future of Liberia. But he could not agree with those who had been clamoring for a quick recovery to the period that they had passionately called, “the good old days.” As a man of God he believed that if there was any period in the history of his country known as the “good old days,” those days were yet to come.The events that resulted into the agony of the land were because of the mistakes of the past, yes, the same past others were calling the “good old days.” The people, he admitted, would have to develop a strong aversion to dealings and attitudes of the past when actions were taken for granted. The period when many of the people would not pay utility bills and individuals simply lived their lives for fun. It would have to change, and from that change one could say there could be some good days to come.The man of God considered the fervor of the spirit demonstrated during the recent national elections, and admired the spirit and resourcefulness of the young people. He realized it was the same spirit the youths showed with vim during the course of the war. “If they can translate that attitude and spirit to nation building,” Rev. Zonn, mused, “there is every chance this country will enter into a period of goodness.” But the man of God didn’t believe that such a spirit could ever exist; and if it existed at all, it would not be utilized. Here, he saw his role as a man of God clearly, and in it he saw the heavy burden on his shoulders.Rev. James Zonn had been a man of God for the last three years, and in those years, he had been able to draw many of the former child-soldiers to his church. There were some of the former child-soldiers that he recognized and many that had always stood before the congregation giving their testimonies. It was a situation that the man of God considered not only a miracle, but the kindness of God. And as a result he had commended the Liberian people for their outright forgiving spirit.In some instances, some of the former child-soldiers had wept, and requested Rev. Zonn to call God’s anger on them so that they would die. In such instances, Rev. Zonn had made use of the Scriptures, and had opened several areas, and read God’s mercies to the frail souls of the former child-soldiers. And the reverend had on several occasions used their agonies to caution the now emerging new nation. Now was the time, Rev. Zonn had always said, whenever he had the occasion to pull the former child-soldiers from the pit of their sorrows. They had become more prone to shedding tears, and they reminded Rev. Zonn of the Scriptural admonition that in the last days, there would be mourning and the gnashing of teeth as God’s mercy drew near. Though Rev. Zonn considered the outburst of the former child-soldiers as signs of total repentance, he wished economic issues would move faster to make them self-sufficient to sustain themselves, a condition that was unknown to them for fifteen years, and therefore strange to the former child-soldiers.Now as the man of God whispered a favorite gospel tune to himself, his eyes glowered with satisfaction, and he saw clearly the saving grace of his Creator. He felt sustained and blessed, for Liberia would continue to exist in peace and could result in prosperity, for the glory of God.THE ENDShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The 21-year-old Albertown, Georgetown mason, who was given a second chance when he was released on bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a simple larceny charge, did not heed the advice which was given to him since he landed himself in court again on a similar charge. This time he was remanded.The charge against Isiah Daniels stated that on December 9, 2018, at Georgetown, while being in the company of others, he robbed Davindra Lakhram of a cellphone, a sim card and cash among other items which amounted to $167,500.An unrepresented Daniels denied the charge.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to bail, informing the court that Daniels has a pending matter in another court.Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the defendant to prison. The case will continue on January 18, 2019.
The Nu-Skin’s development process is much like how the 46-year-old began the company 10 years ago. He was on a week-long trip to the Clarion Islands aboard the Polaris Supreme. After a day of catching numerous tuna, the crew spent the entire night re-spooling more than 40 reels so the anglers would have fresh lines the next day. “They spent the entire night doing something that could be done in one hour,” he recalled. “I figured there had to be a better way.” That led the warehouse operator to invent Swifty Line Removers, a plastic reel that can remove line with a drill motor. It has become so popular it now is used industry-wide around the world. Campbell, a past president of the Pasadena-based Turner’s Outdoorsman Rod and Reel Club, said he thinks of fishing gear that might be useful. He then designs it and works with companies, all based in Southern California, to manufacture the equipment. He puts the finishing touches on the gear in an Azusa warehouse and markets it to fishing retailers and the public. This week, he will be at the Fred Hall Fishing and Tackle Show in San Francisco and at the Hickory Sports and Power Boat Show in North Carolina. “I like to find stuff to help people out,” he said. “I’m a tinkerer. “It’s what I like to do.” After devising the line remover, Campbell designed a release tool to help release the hook from fresh and saltwater fish, where the angler does not have to touch the fish. Then it was the PowerWasher System, which helps anglers clean braided monofilament line without chemicals that take away from the line’s strength. He also has developed Diamondite, a different and faster way to wrap rods; rod adhesives, a faster and easier way to replace worn-out rod grips and a way to splice different types of line and hooks faster and better. “I was able to turn a hobby into a business,” he said. “Fishing is my love. Helping and serving others to learn about fishing has been my life’s passion.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I went to my CPA in Arcadia and I asked him what makes him mad about fishing,” Campbell recalled. “He told me that he gets tired of scratching and banging his reels. Reels are no longer inexpensive. “They can cost $300, $400, or more. I thought I could find a way to help protect the reels.” That led to Nu-Skin, an adhesive, clear plastic-like surface that helps protect against scratches. But the product almost didn’t make it to the industry-only ICAST show. Exiting the freeway in Las Vegas, Campbell was in an accident. The product had to be at the Las Vegas Convention Center at a specific time. His wife, Diana, flagged down a passing motorist to hitch a ride to the show while Campbell took care of the family van. “This is for fishermen,” he said of his 10-year-old San Gabriel Valley-based company. “I want to assist them in catching more fish. I just want to take the opportunity to help people.” Campbell’s firm came away with a prestigious ICAST industry show award last year and Campbell said he has four products in the works to help anglers improve their abilities this year. Swifty introduced the Nu-Skin Rod Armor last year and at the American Sportfishing Association’s ICAST trade show in Las Vegas, the reel protector was named best new accessory. More than 188 companies entered more than 500 products for awards in 15 categories. AZUSA – Tim Campbell loves to fish. But more than anything, he seems to love to tinker. And it’s a good thing, too. The Glendora resident has turned his inquisitive nature into a successful and growing fishing business, Swifty Manufacturing.
The 96th East Anglia derby and play off semi-final first leg ended in a gritty 1-1 draw at Portman Road, with rivals Ipswich and Norwich both having the second leg at Carrow Road in mind.First half goals from Jonny Howson and Paul Anderson couldn’t separate the two sides as a frantic first 45 minutes was replaced by two solid defensive performances in the second.Howson’s 41st minute strike opened the scoring for the visitors, the Canaries midfielder slamming a first-time shot past Bartosz Bialkowski after great work from Cameron Jerome down the left flank.Jerome eased past Ipswich defender Tommy Smith, before pulling a cross back to the penalty spot where Howson was there to score his ninth goal of the season.Substitute then Anderson equalised for the hosts deep into first half injury-time.Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy spilled two earlier chances before Anderson, who replaced the injured Luke Varney, followed up the rebound from six yards out.In an entertaining first half, the Ipswich could have taken the lead in the first ten minutes, only for a brilliant double save from John Ruddy to keep out efforts from Freddie Sears and the injured Varney.Alex Tettey clipped the outside of the post for the visitors with a curling effort from outside the area which left Bialkowski rooted to the spot.A minute later, Bradley Johnson rose above Luke Chambers but heads just wide from six yards out. The second half was provided with very little entertainment, as both sides seemed to be cautious to take the draw with it all to play for at Carrow Road in a week’s time.Mick McCarthy’s side created the only decent chance in a quiet second half just over the hour mark; Kevin Bru crossing into the box and former West Ham striker Sears heading over.The Tractor boys could now face the second leg at Carrow Road without Varney, as the striker was stretchered off, with a serious looking leg injury. Ipswich v Norwich 1
Naomh MhuireUNDER 8 Coaching will take place on Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 10am to 11am. The under 12s training is Monday and Wednesday next week at 7. U-14s play Ardara on Friday eveing in the Championship in Ardara. Loads of information and pictures on the Naomh Mhuire Bord na nOg facebook page – make sure to check it out.The seniors recorded a great home win on Sunday. It did not look great at half time but a spirited second half and a brilliant Owenie McGarvey point sealed the victory. The Reserves got a draw but will fell they let the two points slip but it was another strong performance. Free weekend this weekend. Good luck to Donegal this weekend in the Ulster Final. Peil na mBan. u16, minor and ladies training Tues and Thurs at 8pm in Banks. u16s is due to start on 2nd of August v Naomh Conail, 14th v Dungloe,16th v Cloich Cheann Fhaola. Minor starts September 15th, 22nd, 29th.The u13 competition starts Wed 15th August. We need all players out training for these competitions. We have 10 players picked to take part in the Donegal U12 development squad. This programme starts this Friday at 6pm in the Banks for the west division and will continue for 8 weeks. Aoife McDonald Donegal ladies captain is head coach with the West Division.Naomh Mhuire GAA Club are hosting a BIG SPORTS AND FUN DAY on Sunday August 19th at the Banks. The day will act as a fundraiser as well as a great day for all children and Adults. A full day of activities with races, football, food stalls, arts and crafts, 5k race, gourmet burgers, strong man and woman, long kick, golf, etc. With development due to start shortly on improved facilities including additional dressing rooms, etc all support is greatly appreciated and this should be a great family day for all ages.The 2nd day of the 5th in the Naomh Mhuire Surf Day series in Carrickfinn is set for this Friday 20th July, 2pm to 8pm. Booking is essential and slots are available in 3 age groups and times. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis: 5 – 8 years – from 2 till 4pm, 8 – 12 years from 3 till 6 pm, 12+ from 4pm till 8pm. Please text your name and age (if under 12) to 087 9540756.A course in child protection and good practise in the GAA will be held in the clubhouse. Anyone interested in doing this worthwhile course contact Childrens Officer, Dónal O’Séarcáigh. This course covers all from Adult to u/age mentors in every aspect of their roles within the club. It is a two hour course. The club had its annual church gate collection last weekend and a huge thanks to all who supported.Lotto details for week 11th July. Jackpot 2360 euro. No jackpot winner and one match 3 winner: Anne McGinley, St’Marys View, Anagaire. Numbers drawn were 6-12-19-21.Next 100 club draw is 25th July. Sellers get collecting and have returns in on time.Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 17th, 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:Naomh Mhuire Club notes
The 41st annual Donegal Sports Star Awards are to be officially launched by Buncrana tragedy hero Davitt Walsh tomorrow evening at the Mount Errigal Hotel at 6pm. Davitt Walsh heroically saved baby Rioghnach-Ann from the Buncrana Pier tragedy; an accident that claimed the lives of Sean McGrotty, 49, his young songs Mark, 12, and Evan, 8, his 59-year-old mother-in-law Ruth Daniels and sister-in-law Jodi Lee Daniels, aged 14.Davitt is heavily involved in sports, having played senior soccer with Finn Harps, Bohemians and Institute. He is currently a member of the Fanad United Ulster Senior League. The Ryan family who finished third in RTÉ’s ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ will also be guests at the launch.The name of the special guest for the Donegal Sports Star Awards function will be revealed at the launch along with other details about the event including ticket sales.The awards function itself takes place on Friday the 27th of January in the Mount Errigal Hotel. To view the list of nominees you can click here.A number of past winners will be honoured at the launch including:Veronica McAteer (Camogie 1976)Ed Moore (Hockey 1976)David Patterson (Badminton 1977)Sean Boyle (Master of Ceremonies 1978)Danny McDaid (Athletics 1976, 1977 and 1979 (Overall), Hall of Fame 2011)Colm McGonagle (Soccer 1979)Anne McGrath (Tennis 1980)James Cullen (Motorsport 1981, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1999)Stephen Friel (Boxing 1982)Fr. Michael Sweeney (Appreciation 1984)Bryan Harkin (Squash 1985)Richard Eaton (Hockey 1985)Donal Reid (GAA 1986, 1993)Danny Ryan (Boxing 1990 to 1994)Paul Giles (Cycling 1990 to 1993)Eamonn Giles (Appreciation 1997 and 2002)Charlie McAteer (Appreciation 1998)Michael McGarvey (Rugby 2001)Jack McLaughlin (Boxing Hall of Fame 2005)Anne-Marie Meehan (Primary School Teacher 2012)Nicola Harris (Secondary School Sports Teacher 2012)Seosamh MacCeallabhuí (Secondary School Sports Teacher 2013)Christine Russell (Triathlon 2014)Donegal Sport Star Awards to be officially launched by Davitt Walsh was last modified: January 8th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Buncrana Pier TragedyDavitt WalshDonegal Sport Star AwardsletterkennySports
THE Gallagher clan are planning to get together again – bringing hundreds of Gallaghers to Co Donegal in September next year.In this piece for donegaldaily.com Niamh Ni Gallchobhair explains the plans, with the first event next Friday in Letterkenny.Le Niamh Ni Gallchobhair: In order to set the scene for the beginning of the run-in to the 2nd in 2013 we’ve decided to give people a chance to recall the 1st Gallagher Global Gathering in 2007. We plan to have a Gallagher evening in the Station House Hotel, Pearse Rd., Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on Friday the 9th March 2012 beginning at 7.00 p.m.to do just that and more. We will show videos, photographs etc .of that particular week’s events including the section of the ABC News TV programme that concerns the Guinness World Record attempt in Letterkenny. This programme was shown coast to coast (to a potential audience of 200 million!!) a few months after our successful attempt. Did you, your family or friends appear prominently? Come and see.We would appreciate if anyone who has other pieces of video and who would be willing to share it, would contact us ASAP. If anyone has fond memories of events that day or from throughout the following week’s events, that they are willing to share, please forward them by email to the address below.We will also have live music and a bit of dancing and perhaps there might even be a cup of tea and a biscuit. Of course if you are hungry or thirsty for more we’re sure that Brian Gallagher and his staff in the hotel will not see you go hungry or thirsty for long (at a price of course!!!). If anyone has other ideas please let us know via our email address below.During the evening we will also review what has been happening since 2007 and holding a very short AGM of the Gallagher Clan to set it up for the following year. If anyone would like to get involved at any level they are more than welcome to let us know beforehand or on the evening….in fact at anytime. As with all the other events that were held since the first in 2006 (hadn’t I a lot more hair then!!!), we hope those who attend will have a great night of fun, frolics and friendship, though it will also be a night to remember those who attended events in 2007 and who are no longer with us.I should say of course that this will be an evening for all Gallaghers and their friends and not alone for those who attended 2007. There will be plenty of fun and items of interest to all. So let you all come out and enjoy a great nights craic (and we don’t mean the powder version!!). That will set the trend for the next 20 months or so leading into September 2013. It’s your party so let’s have your ideas.To add to it all those who attend will be entered into a draw for an original copy of the Guinness World Record certificate that was presented in 2007. This draw will take place on the night.Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text + 353 87 6680593 for further information or to help in any way. GALLAGHER CLAN GATHERING SET FOR CO DONEGAL was last modified: March 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GALLAGHER CLAN GATHERING SET FOR CO DONEGAL