Powell produces early spark

first_imgPORTLAND, USA:Disappointing is the word Kemoy Campbell used to describe his race, and generally disappointing it was for most Jamaicans in the first session on the first day of action at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Center yesterday.Asafa Powell was the only bright spark in the morning session as he clocked a world-leading 6.44 seconds to win heat five of the men’s 60m and advance to the semi-finals, which were scheduled for last night.”I was just focusing on my technique, wasn’t focusing on anyone or my time, just focusing on my technique and getting to the finish line,” Powell told The Gleaner.Neither Kevaughn Rattray nor Odean Skeen, though declared among the team, were in the line-up for the 100m.Campbell disappointedCampbell, who ran in the men’s 3000m, never got into a useful rhythm and finished eighth of nine competitors in heat one in a time of 8:00.22. The heat was won by Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha in 7:51.01.”I went out there thinking I would do better, but I was sick with flu and I was just flat. I tried my best and I wasn’t making any progress in the race, and all I can say it was a bit disappointing for me because I know I can run a lot faster. I’ve run a lot faster before and the time wasn’t even close to my PR, and I’m just disappointed. That’s all I can say,” Campbell said.Chrisann Gordon had a strange race in the third heat of the 400m. At the start, she stepped out of the block and the track umpire ruled a faulty start.When the race actually got under way, the athlete ran one lap of the two-lap event, and while on the curve, just stepped off the track. It appeared that she had been pushed, but video replays showed a voluntary departure from the track.She was later seen being attended to by medical officials and seemed to indicate that she had an ankle issue.Salcia Slack, who was recovering from a bout of pneumonia, had a poor start running in the women’s 60m hurdles, the first event of the five-discipline pentathlon, and finished last in heat two in a time of 8.72 seconds.She failed to record a score in the high jump after three failed attempts to cross the bar at the opening height of 1.64m.She had the shot put, long jump, and 800m to come later in the day.Earlier, Fitzroy Dunkley and Stephenie-Ann McPherson advanced to the semi-finals of the men’s and women’s 400m.Dunkley advanced running in heat two of the heats. He ran well on the first lap and grabbed the second qualifying spot in a time of 46.83 seconds behind Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago in 46.72 seconds.Chambers outRicardo Chambers failed to move past the first round as he struggled to finish third in heat three in 47.07 seconds.McPherson closed well in the final 50m to finish second in heat one of the women’s 400m in a time of 52.56seconds behind Olukawemi Adekoya of Bahrain in 52.27 seconds.Outdoor World champion Danielle Williams was to line up in lane five of heat two of the women’s 60m hurdles last night. Samantha Scarlett was scheduled to compete in heat one of the event.Meanwhile, six Jamaicans are set to bow into action today. Elaine Thompson lines up in heat one of the women’s 60m, while Simone Facey competes in heat three.National champion Natoya Goule will be the first Jamaican in action on the second day as she competes in heat three of the women’s 800m at 1:15 p.m. Jamaica time.Shanieka Thomas is down for action in the triple jump at 1:37 p.m. The men’s 60m hurdles also begins tonight, with Omar McLeod lining up in heat two of that event at 7:05 p.m. Jamaica’s men will compete in heat two of the 4x400m relay at 2:40 p.m.last_img read more

Gilas getting better chemistry, but lack of tune-up games cause for concern

first_imgGilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao is liking what he’s seeing from his team especially the progress of Andray Blatche’s reintegration into the squad.ADVERTISEMENT Alab, which is bannered by Puerto Rican reinforcements Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos, would’ve been the perfect opponent to test Gilas before they head for Doha to kickoff their campaign in the last window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“I’m very concerned because can you imagine the only time you’ll see them compete is in the game itself so that’s a big concern but we couldn’t find any other solution to that problem,” said Guiao.Blatche had just rejoined Gilas on Monday for the first time since the infamous game against Australia last July but he won’t be here for long as he is set to return to China and be back with his mother ballclub the Tianjin Gold Lions are still playing in the Chinese Basketball Association.Guiao said Blatche’s last practice with Gilas before he leaves will most likely be on Thursday.“So tomorrow (Wednesday) he will practice with NLEX just running the plays again and then, on Thursday, that could be his last practice with the team because again there will be PBA games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday so we just to work with those limitations.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Mike Conley, Justin Holiday help Grizzlies beat Timberwolves That, however, still won’t alleviate some of his worries with the lack of preparation time and possibly not being able to play any tune-up games before the national team’s do-or-die away games against Qatar on February 21 and Kazakhstan three days later.“We’re getting there. We’re getting better chemistry. Andray’s getting more familiar with the plays. I think he’s very comfortable with the plays now,” Guiao told reporters after wrapping up practice for the second straight night at Meralco Gym.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Again, we’re trying to keep everything simple. His time is really limited here and the players’ time is limited as well because they still have to contend with the PBA scheduling,” he said.Gilas was supposed to play Alab Pilipinas in a scrimmage Tuesday night but the exhibition was canceled the night before after Alab backed out to give their players much-needed rest after playing a game in Cebu on Sunday. View commentslast_img read more

“Best friends” still in Police custody, DPP to determine if charges will be laid

first_img– father decries way Police handled reportAs investigations continue into the death of Harris Persaud, whose body was found floating in the Demerara River on Friday, the young man’s two best friends remain in Police custody pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions as to whether they will face criminal charges.Dead: Harris PersaudPersaud, 19, of Lot 21 Granny Field, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, went missing on Wednesday last, and his body was found floating in the Demerara River in the vicinity of Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara on Friday afternoon. The post mortem revealed that the young man died by drowning.The young man was last seen on Wednesday by his relatives when he left home to attend classes at the University of Guyana. The Police had arrested the teen’s two friends with whom he was last seen, and they are still in Police custody awaiting the decision whether or not they will be charged.The young men told Police that Persaud was swimming with them behind the Marriott Hotel, when a wave swept him away. They claimed that they panicked, and disposed of his clothing and other belongings. They subsequently took the Police to the place where they dumped his clothing and bag, however; his cellular phone, iPad and a large sum of cash are still missing.Meanwhile, the dead man’s father Nandkumar Persaud, is voicing dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Police handled his report.He explained that on Thursday morning, he went to lodge a missing person’s report at the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters at Eve Leary, Kingston, and was sent away being told to return after 08:00h. He stated that he was also turned away from the Brickdam Police Station and told to go Sparendaam Police Station.“I am very frustrated with the way they had me pushing around,” he stated, adding, “I don’t like the way they handled the report at all”.last_img read more

Liberian Delegation Showcases Investment Potentials in China

first_imgDelegates posed shortly after the conference ended on June 24, 2018.With BFF, Soom Group, Others’ SupportA seven-member high-powered Liberian government delegation, headed by Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson, who is also Chairman of the Senate Committee on Investment and Concessions, has returned from Beijing, China, where it successfully participated in the 2018 World Convention of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the World Blockchain Technical Forum, a release has said.According to the release, the forum, organized by the China Association of Small and Medium Commercial Enterprises, was held from June 22-24, 2018, at the Yanxi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center in Beijing. It was dedicated to driving economic growth, promote market prosperity, and expand social employment in all countries.It was held under the theme, “Promoting the Network of SMEs, Achieving a win-win Situation.”Sen. Johnson said that the summit comes at a time when Liberia’s banking and financial sectors are undergoing substantial transformation as a result of the country’s adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), an essential strategic resource without which financial institutions will neither be competitive nor responsive to the emerging needs of consumers and businesses.Johnson said that the conference also comes on the heels of rising consumers’ demand for convenience, flexibility, speed and remote interaction with financial service providers.He stressed that the Government of Liberia (GoL), recognizing that digital technology has become the preferred tool for fostering financial inclusion, access to finance for SMEs and to promote its Pro-poor development agenda based on Transparency and Accountability is interested in exploring all possibilities, including the use of Blockchain technology and digital currencies.Sen. Johnson further indicated that this would enable the GoL to finance investments and business ventures for SMEs as well as infrastructures and other development programs in the country.“Although the GoL is fully aware of the Technical, Educational, Legal and Regulatory barriers to the adoption of Blockchain Technology in the country, there are some foundations, including the installation of fiber optic conections in Liberia that embraces this opportunity,” he said.Moreover, Johnson emphasized that with the prevailing political will, President George Weah will inspire the necessary changes and open up the country to business opportunities, which harness the creation of jobs and provide SMEs much-needed access to finances.At the forum, attended by more than 1,500 delegates representing heads of State and governments as well as leading academics, financiers, economists, entrepreneurs and blockchain experts from China, United States, Finland, Russia, South Korea, Germany, Japan, Italy and Singapore, the Liberian delegation made a brief technical presentation with respect to abundant investment and business opportunities.The presentation was made by Quinton A. Tunis, director for Investment Promotion of the Liberia National Investment Commission (NIC).At the end of the summit, an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) was made and entered into by and between the office of Sen. Johnson, representing the GoL and SOZO International Ltd, a leading business firm in Tokyo, Japan, with specialty in international consultancy, investment, trade, road and real estate, tourism, cultural exchange, entertainment and general construction.The Liberian delegation also inked another MoU with Soom Group, a leading business conglomerate, comprising 250 companies dealing in infrastructures, technology, and agriculture with branches in the USA, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea and China.The global investment forum was co-sponsored by China’s Public Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange Center, China –Asia Economic Development Association and with the support of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship and Foreign Countries.The participation of Liberia in this year’s forum was based on a formal invitation extended to the country by SOZO International, an Investment and Trade Consultancy firm based in Tokyo, Japan; with affiliate offices in Seoul, South Korea, and the US and Soom Group of Companies, which are collaborating partners of the Better Future Foundation (BFF).BFF is a development advocacy organization, which is dedicated to promoting socioeconomic, educational and international cultural understanding and cooperation.SOZO International invitation to Liberia stressed the significance of the country’s participation, aimed at highlighting its economic resuscitation efforts as well as its vast investment and business potentials.SOZO International said that Liberia’s participation was to also enable it, as a post-conflict and post-Ebola nation, to explore and cultivate partnerships and cooperation for sustainable development through foreign investments and trade.According to the release, Augustine Arkoi, International Representative of SOZO, who accompanied the Liberian delegation, said his organization facilitated the trip.Arkoi used the occasion to applaud the GoL for its participation in the conference, and expressed the hope that such participation would be of immense benefit to the people of Liberia.Other members of the delegation included Emmanuel Mulbah Johnson, Assistant Minister of Youth & Sports; Eddie Trawally, Assistant Minister of Justice, Bureau of Corrections; Diakae AL Lewis, Sr. Assistant Director, IT Regulation & Supervision, Central Bank of Liberia and Cllr. Mark M. M. Marvey, World Bank Consultant & Legal practitioner on international investment and Concessions.Some of the international business tycoons and personalities who participated in this year’s conference in Beijing and subsequently met with the Liberian delegation were Jiang Ming, Chairman, China General Chamber of Commerce; Rex Wong, Founder and Chairman, Hong Kong Blockchain Industry; KiEob Park, Founder/President & CEO, Soompay; Nic Roberson, Diplomatic Editor, CNN International;  Tian Long Tai, President, Beijing Jiaowen Hotel;  and host Madam Choi, Jong IM, CEO Sozo International and Chairman of Foreign Economic Cooperation Project, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mabaruma businessman on bail for attempted murder

first_imgA Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) businessman was on Friday placed before the court after he was slapped with a charge of attempting to commit murder.Thirty-one-year-old Brenton Charles also known as “Banko” of Kumaka, Waterfront stood before Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Kenrick Henry with intent to commit murder on January 22, 2019, at Kumaka Market, Region One.Defence Attorney Trenton Lake in a bail application stated that his client acted in self-defence since it was the victim that attacked him first.However, Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss objected to bail as she informed the court that the victim was stabbed five times about his body.Further, Inniss noted that Henry is still hospitalised, and his injuries are listed as life-threatening.Charles was nonetheless released on $400,000 bail. The case was adjourned to January 31, 2019. According to reports, Henry was at Charles’ bar when an argument ensued between them. The prosecution is contending that the duo had a misunderstanding when Charles armed himself with a knife and stabbed Henry several times about his body.last_img read more

Workers entering Guyana should be vaccinated – PAHO

first_imgGuyana has been free of the Yellow Fever virus for many years but maintaining this positive track record will require stringent efforts by public health and other related officials.PAHO/WHO Country Representative, Dr William Adu-KrowThis is according to Country Representative of the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), Dr William Adu-Krow, who shared that Guyana sits between countries in South America where the virus is endemic – a factor which should not be ignored.He was speaking at an event organised to create capacity in handling Yellow Fever in the country. This was amid concerns that Yellow Fever continues to pose as a major concern in the Americas. Despite vaccinations, the virus is spread among non-human primates, especially mosquitoes in the tropical rainforest.PAHO/WHO is seeking to eliminate the international spread of Yellow Fever by ensuring that countries achieve total vaccination coverage. Countries in South America, such as Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and French Guiana, presently have active cases.Adu-Krow, Yellow Fever vaccine“If we have been Yellow Fever-free since 1968, we need to do more in terms of surveillance to keep it that way. In 2019, three countries in the regional Americas: Bolivia, Brazil and Peru reported confirmed Yellow Fever cases, occurring between December 2018 and February 2019,” Adu-Krow informed.Presently, the Public Health Ministry’s vaccination coverage reaches 95 per cent of the population. He critiqued that while this coverage is significant, other persons are still alienated. As such, the other five per cent should now be targeted, achieving total coverage.“Even if we have a 95 per cent coverage for Yellow Fever. That means that for every birth cohort, we are missing five per cent. In four years, we have about 20 per cent of persons without effective vaccination. And that is why we talk about mass immunisation campaigns now and them to do more the part for these that are missing,” he related.It was shared that there are many ways to target every area of the country. To prevent international spread, the vaccine can be introduced during the country’s mass campaign. For endemic regions, health officials are asked to conduct vaccination campaigns while collecting data.“The strategic objective of the elimination is to protect populations at risk, prevent international spread and contain outbreaks quickly. For this, it is recommended that the introduction of the Yellow Fever vaccine into the national vaccination scheme for children in endemic countries, achieving high vaccination coverage, vaccination campaigns for persons residing in risk areas and updates in campaigns in susceptible geographical areas”.Another concern is the transmission of the virus from international workers to a country where the vector is present.The Country Representative signalled, “A particularly concerning scenario would be exportation of the disease to a country where the vector is present and population immunity levels are low, which could lead to local transmission. It is recommended that major sectors recruiting international workers with potential exposure such as the extractive mining industry, construction workers and forestry industries take measures to ensure their staff and families are vaccinated”.Yellow Fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease which is transmitted from one person to the next by infected mosquitoes. According to the WHO, the “yellow” in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients. Symptoms vary from fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.In fact, persons were informed that the vaccine is “safe, affordable and a single dose provides life-long protection against Yellow Fever disease. A booster dose of Yellow Fever vaccine is not needed”.Vaccination strategies which can be issued to prevent transmission are: routine infant immunisation, mass vaccination campaigns designed to increase coverage, and vaccination of travellers going to Yellow Fever endemic areas.last_img read more

60 Joint Services ranks decorated in grand style

first_img…over 40 more to be added to the listA grand military display on Tuesday ended with 60 ranks of the Joint Services being decorated as the Guyana Defence Board staged yet another Medal Presentation Parade.The Head of State participating in the ParadeA section of the procession during the Medal Presentation ParadeThe display saw Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President David Granger pinning various levels of Orders of Service on 20 officers attached to each of the three main forces –the Guyana Police Force (GPF); the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Fire Service (GFS). However, in addition to those decorated during the ceremony, more than 40 ranks are expected to receive similar awards, bringing this year’s total to in excess of 100.Among the awards presented were the Military Efficiency Medal dedicated to ranks serving in the GDF for over 10 years, the Border Defence Medal for officers of the GDF and GPF serving at a border location for over one year as well as the Medal of Long Service and Good Conduct to GPF and GFS officials clocking in over 15 years of exemplary service.Each of the awardees were recommended by the Medal Awards Committee of the Guyana Defence Board and following approval from the Chief of Staff or Commissioner of their individual forces, the officers managed to secure a spot among those honoured at the Medal Presentation Parade and thereafter.Being singled out as most senior ranks among the awardees were Major Shawn Harmon of the GDF, Superintendent Keithon King and Frank Jackman of the GPF and Divisional Officer Dwayne Scotland of the GFS.While speaking at the ceremony hosted at Camp Ayanganna, President Granger expressed appreciation to the decorated ranks for their selfless service in protecting and defending the nation.In doing so, he noted, “Soldiers, Policemen, militiamen, firemen will be on duty by day and by night. While the nation sleeps, every hour of the day and night, you and your comrades in uniform will be on duty somewhere in Guyana.”As such, the Head of State congratulated the awarded Joint Services ranks, saying, “We are proud of you. We are proud that you have selected to serve your nation. We are proud that you have been selected to receive these awards. We are proud that over the years, the services provided have kept Guyana safe.”Granger went on to outline the significance of the Orders of Service being presented. “These awards are mere tokens; they are mere symbols. They are what a grateful nation extends to you. There is no way that we can thank you enough for all that you do every day to keep this country safe. Over the years, the Guyanese nation has been able to rely on you,” he stated.Furthermore, Granger called on the awardees to cherish their medals as he noted, “It might be simple: a metal disk with a bit of cloth, but every army in the world recognises service by presenting these awards to persons who have distinguished themselves through their long services, courage and example, and Guyana is no different. Wear these awards with pride.”This was as the President encouraged the decorated ranks to preserve their accolades for they showed that service to the nation had its own rewards.last_img read more

LITTLE ATHLETICS EVENT AT FINN VALLEY AC – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgAthletics Results Sheets                EVENT: Little Athletics May 3rd 2016Track EventsEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2008300m  1Conor GallagherFinn Valley2Michael MooreCranford3Dannan GillespieFinn Valley  EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2008300m  1Emily KellyFinn Valley2Ava CrawfordLifford/Strabane3Cait MularchyS. Sligo EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2009300m  1Asak TigheCorran AC2Mark WilkinsonFinn Valley3Janson DaveyCorran AC EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2009300m  1Kaitlin McDaidFinn Valley2Rachel HarronFinn Valley3Neah ByrneFinn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2004600m  1Oisin KellyCranford2Ross DohertySligo AC3Liam DonnellyCranford  EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2004600m  1Sarah BradleyFinn Valley2Demi CrossanFinn Valley3Caitlin O’HaraCranford   EVENTCOMPETITOR                                     DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2005600m  1Ben CalvinCorran AC2Max RoartyCranford3Conor MurphyFinn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2005600m  1Hannah MurrayFinn Valley2Harriett McCrossanLifford/Strabane3Alica CaskellyLifford/Strabane EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2006600m  1Boyd RussellOlympian2Liam CarlinFinn Valley3Emmett BrowneFinn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2006600m  1Sarah McGlincheyFinn Valley2Mariann Mc BrideFinn Valley3Clodagh NeeleyCranford EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2007500m  1Caolan McFaddenCranford2Matthew McGeehanFinn Valley3Alex PlumbFinn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2007500m  1Riona DohertyFinn Valley2Miah FletcherCranford3Aoife Mc LaughlinFinn Valely    EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 200460m  1Josh McNultyCorran AC2Oisin KellyCranford3Ross DohertySligo AC EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 200460m  1Felica NivaniCorran AC2Fiona WhiteheadCorran AC3Elizabeth TigheCorran AC EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 200560m  1Luka BrowneFinn Valley2Conor NeeleyCranford3Bobby HenniganFinn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 200560m  1Hannah MurrayFinn Valley2Harriett McCrossanLifford/Strabane3Leah McMonagleFinn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 200660m  1Niall KenneyCorran AC2Liam CarlinFinn Valley3Martin MbuliFinn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 200660m  1Ella CostelloInishowen2Leah McGonagleFinn Valley3Meave MCLaughlinSligo AC    EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 200760m  1Caolan McFaddenCranford2Matthew McGeehanFinn Valley3Ace Milan RodriguezFinn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 200760m  1Riona DohertyFinn Valley2Bonnie GillardOlympian3Miah FletcherCranford EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 200860m  1Michael MooreCranford2Rián GilmartinS. Sligo3Dannan GillespieFinn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 200860m  1Emily KellyFinn Valley2Erin WalshS. Sligo3Leslie Anne SweeneyCorran AC EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 200960m  1Noah BealesFinn Valley2Liam HarperMelvin3Jay RamseyFinn Valley  Field EventsEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2004Shot  1Johnny Trearty                                  8.27Cranford2Ross Doherty                                     8.17Sligo3Sean Breen                                         7.70Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2004Shot  1Aoife Giles                                         9.97Cranford2Adriana Gallen                                  8.68Lifford/Strabane3Oine McBride                                    7.86Lifford/Strabane EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys U9 -2008Long Jump  1Micheal Moore                                 3.15Cranford2Dannan Gillespie                             2.95Finn Valley3Charlie Gallagher                             2.95Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls U9 2008Long Jump  1Emily Kelly                                         305Finn Valley2Erin Walsh                                          284S. Sligo3Chelsea Gallagher                           273Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys U10 2007 Long Jump  1Caolan MCFadden                                           3.43Cranford2Dean Leeper                                                      3.40Finn Valley3Ace Rodriguez                                                   3.40Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls U10 2007 Long Jump  1Ríona Doherty                                                   4.02Finn Valley2Aimee Galvin                                                    3.96Finn Valley3Chloe Costello                                                  3.20Inishowen EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys U11 2006 Long Jump  1Liam Carlin                                         3.70Finn Valley2Niall Kenny                                        3.60Corran3Number 410Inishowen AC    EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls U11 2006Long Jump  1Sarah McGinley                                                3.65Finn Valley2Ella Costello                                                       3.63Inishowen3$meave McLaughlin                                       3.50Sligo EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys U12 2006 Long Jump  1Luka Browne                                                      4.00Finn Valley2Max Roarty                                                         3.99Cranford3Ciaran Kenny                                                     3.98Corran AC EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls U12 2006Long Jump  1Hannah Murray                                                 3.83Finn Valley2Theresa Mullen                                                                3.78Cranford3Leah Mc Monagle                                            3.73Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys U13 2004Long Jump  1Liam Donnelly                                                   4.56Cranford2Oisin Kenny                                                       4.54Cranford3Dylan McKenna                                                4.46Corran AC EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls U13 2004Long Jump  1Keeva Thompson                                             4.05Finn Valley2Elizabeth Taighe                                              3.76Corran AC3Adrianna Gallen                                                               3.75Lifford/Strabane EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2005Turbo Javelin  1Hogan O’Haire                                                  14.16Finn Valley2Conor Neely                                                      13.56Cranford3Harvy Mullin                                                      11.79Lifford    EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2005Turbo Javelin  1Ellie McCurdy                                                    19.79Lifford/Strabane2Alisha Cuskelly                                                 17.76Lifford AC3Sarah Gallagher                                                                17.40Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2006Turbo Javelin  1Liam Carlin                                                         21.46Finn Valley2Callum Morris                                                   15.20Inishowen3Ciaran McLaughlin                                           12.30Lifford EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2006Turbo Javelin  1Meabh MLoughlin                                           11.34Sligo AC2Ella Costello                                                       9.39Inishowen AC3Clodagh Neely                                                  8.50Cranford AC EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2007Turbo Javelin  1Dean Leper                                                         17.90Finn Valley2Shaun Gallagher                                               13.61Individual3Andrew Jansen                                                 13.17Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2007Turbo Javelin  1Amy Galvin                                                         11.59Finn Valley2Clara Mullen                                                      9.47Lifford/Strabane3Maria Kelly                                                         8.75Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2008Turbo javelin  1Caolan Burns                                                     11.26Finn valley2Charlie Gallagher                                             10.97Individual3Ryan McConnell                                               10.41Finn Valley    EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2008Turbo Javelin  1Orla Faul                                                              7.60Olympian2Erin O’Donnell                                                  7.43Finn Valley3Hannah Wilson                                                 7.10Individual EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2004High Jump  1Josh McNulty                                                     1.25Corran AC2Oisin Thompson                                               1.25Finn Valley3Ryan Galvin                                                        1.15Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2004High Jump  1Keeva Thompson                                             1.28Finn Valley2Kara Wilkinson                                                 1.25Finn Valley3Elizabeth Tighe                                                 1.20Corran AC EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 2005High Jump  1Dathí McMahon                                                1.10Finn Valley2Finan Coll                                                            1.05Milford3Conor McGinty                                                  1.05Finn Valley EVENT:COMPETITOR:                   DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 2005High Jump  1Alisha Cuskelly                                                 1.25Lifford/Strabane2Harriet Mc Crossan                                          1.20Lifford/Strabane3Sarah Jane Reynolds                                      1.15Sligo AC LITTLE ATHLETICS EVENT AT FINN VALLEY AC – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: May 5th, 2016 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 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DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS SEPTEMBER REVIEW

first_imgThe Donegal Sports Star Committee has more outstanding achievements to examine after plenty of success inside and outside the county during the month of September.On the national front the Ulster Senior League winning the FAI National Inter-provincial tournament for only the second time ever was one of the highlights that the adjudicating committee will run the rule at the end of the year.The 38th Donegal Sports Star Awards function takes place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday, January 31st. Also expected to be in the mix for recognition is the Donegal Ladies team who won the National Surf Lifesaving title along with young Zach Gibson (Go-karting), athletes Arlene Crossan and Anne Marie McGlynn, cyclist Ciara Doogan, showjumper Shannon Ramsay, Damien Faulkner (motorsport) and the Cockhill and USL manager Donal O’Brien. O’Brien had an incredible month of success in September O’Brien guiding his club Cockhill Celtic to an Ulster Senior League and Cup double before being joint manager of the USL team who won the FAI National Inter-provincial tournament for only the second time ever.In the team award category the Donegal Ladies who won the National Surf Lifesaving title for the sixth time in a row on Curracloe Beach will expect to be nominated. The team included Triona McMenamin (Letterkenny); Tahita Britton (Rossnowlagh); Meadh McCloskey, Sarah Patton and Danika Maguire (Ballyshannon).In motorsport Moville racing driver Damien Faulkner claimed a first win of the season for his TRG team in the American Le Mans series in Austin, Texas. 12-year-old Zach Gibson from Trentagh achieved stunning results in Go-Karting winning the Southern Ireland karting championship.The 38th Donegal Sports Star Awards committee will also be anticipating a nomination for Arlene Crossan the Loreto Convent Letterkenny student who posted an impressive series of results to win the Ulster Schools Multi events at the Mary Peters track in Belfast in September. Lifford AC’s Ann Marie McGlynn superb season continued as she won the ladies section of the Waterside Half-Marathon in Derry last month while Pauric McKinney won the Masters section in a time of 72.31 which placed him sixth overall.Mark English just failed to beat his personal best despite a superb run in Italy clocking 1.44.89 to come fourth in the 800 metres. The UCD student is now just two hundredths of a second off the Irish 800m record held by Kildare man David Matthews, who ran 1:44.82 in Rieti almost two decades ago.The winning run of Rossapenna GC came to a heartbreaking end as the golfers lost 3-2 in the AIG Senior Cup Final to Co. Sligo at the Royal Tara Golf Club. And there was also defeat for Letterkenny Golf Club in the final of the GUI Ulster Cup to Cairndhu GC after the second leg at Barnhill. Burnfoot professional golfer Brian McElhinney won the PGA Irish Assistants Championship at Nuremore, Co. MonaghanIn badminton sister and brother Chloe and Sam Magee lost their Belgium semi-final against a Danish pair after a shock victory against the number one seeds from England. In boxing Donegal middleweight Joseph Duffy went to Southern Germany to defeat a Romanian opponent Ionut Trandafir Ilie while the Buncrana Banger John Hutchinson also won a professional bout in Belfast against a Hungarian opponent.Letterkenny born cyclist Philip Deignan signed a deal with the famous Team Sky racing outfit, which will see him linkup with some of the world’s top cyclists including Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome next season. However there was to be disappointment for Deignan when he missed out on representing Ireland at the Road World Championships in Italy after breaking his collarbone in the Tour of Britain. Errigal Cycling Club’s Ciara Doogan had a first and a second at the Sainsbury School Games in Sheffield. The sport of equestrian is also likely to feature on the 2013 Donegal Sports Star Awards honours list with a number of exciting successes in September including Letterkenny showjumper Shannon Ramsey who was crowned Ulster Region League Champion in Cavan on her gelding Bracken.17-year-old Lisa Moore from Ramelton represented Ireland at the Eurotrec Young Riders Championships, held in Belguim. She was the highest scoring Irish rider on the POR phase and second highest on the PTV.There were men’s and women’s GAA finals in September. At the beginning of the month Termon won the county senior Ladies Football Championship for the third time in four years while Milford took the Donegal Intermediate title for the first time at MacCumhaill Park.Burt won the Donegal senior hurling title but reigning champions St. Eunan’s were sensationally knocked out of the senior football championship at the quarter-final stage by Malin who were joined in the semi-finals by Glenswilly, Killybegs and Ardara. Naomh Ultan won the Junior B Championship while Moville took the St Jude’s All Ireland. Naomh Conaill defeated Ardara in the U-16 League Final at Davy Brennan Memorial Park and the Buncrana ladies adult team made history winning the club’s first title at this level taking the Junior B football title.The Minor B Championship Hurling Final was won by St Eunan’s who were also victorious in the U12 Hurling County A Final. The Three Rivers Shotokan Karate Club took home three gold and two bronze medals from the JKS National ChampionshipsThere was international soccer recognition for four young Donegal girls last month, which is also expected to attract the attention of the Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee. At the beginning of the month Milford girl Amber Barrett grabbed a 85th minute equalizer which earned her Republic of Ireland U-19 side a 1-1 away draw with Portugal in an international friendly.Later in September Gemma McGuinness (Greencastle) and Barrett (Lagan Harps) were members of the Republic of Ireland U-19 squad who played three games at the end of the month in the UEFA Women’s Championship qualifying tournament in Dublin.Greencastle’s Roma McLaughlin was on the Republic of Ireland U-17 side that lost 2-1 to Spain in Romania in an Elite Phase UEFA Championship qualifier. Also in the squad was her club mate Sara Jane McDonald.Meanwhile, Letterkenny’s Ciara Grant was in the Republic of Ireland Women’s senior squad for two FIFA World Cup qualifying matches which included a 2-0 home win over Slovakia and an away draw against Croatia.Greencastle FC won the Ulster Women’s Cup Final with a 3-2 win over Lagan Harps at Maginn Park thanks to a double from Sarah Jane McDonald and one from Niamh McLaughlin. In the U-14 Ulster Girls Final also at Maginn Park on the same day a Shania McGonagle goal gave Illies Celtic a 1-0 win over Greencastle.The Glenree Utd girls were crowned U-12 blitz champions of Donegal in Ballyare. Milford Utd took the silverware in the Letterkenny Area Brian McCormick Shield Final after a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over holders Rathmullan Celtic at the Flagpole. The other area winners Dunkineely Celtic, Glenea Utd and Castlefin Celtic.Ramelton’s Barry McNamee was an unused sub as the Republic of Ireland lost 4-0 to Germany in an UEFA U-21 qualifier in Sligo. There will be no World Cup for Seamus Coleman next year as the Republic of Ireland lost two vital qualifiers to Sweden (2-1) and Austria (1-0).Finn Harps made their exit from the FAI Senior Cup losing 2-0 in a quarter-final replay against Drogheda Utd at Hunky Dory Park. Isle of Doagh man Stephen McLaughlin made his debut for Bristol City in a 2-0 away defeat to Southampton in the Capital One League Cup.McLaughlin moved from Derry City to Nottingham Forest at Christmas and is now on loan with Bristol City. Four days later McLaughlin came off the bench to make his League 1 debut setting up the equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Colchester Utd.Young Moville Celtic coach Eunan McDaid was part of the Northern Ireland management team who played in the first ever ‘Homeless World Cup in Poznan, Poland. Eunan was an Assistant Coach with the team, which won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at the global event.In Triathlon Margaret Kelly competed in Las Vegas while her 24/7 club colleague Aidan Callaghan had wins in Rosses Point, Mullaghmore and Gartan. Siobhan Gallagher from Gartan a member of the Sligo Triathlon Club finished ninth in both the Aquathon (swim and run) and sprint in the 20-24 age group in London at the ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships. Hazel Scorer from Dungloe, a member of Triathlon Ireland, finished 39th overall in her age group (30-34) at the same championships.For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie or find us on Facebook at DonegalSports StarawardsDONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS SEPTEMBER REVIEW was last modified: October 14th, 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDlast_img read more

49ers call audible, change play-by-play voice to local legend

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Greg Papa is in as voice of the 49ers, signaling an end Wednesday to Ted Robinson’s 10-year run.Papa was ousted as the Raiders legendary emcee prior to this past season, and he promptly switched Bay Area allegiances by serving as the pre- and post-game host of 49ers games this past season on NBC Sports Bay Area.“Being in the Bay Area all these years and watching what the 49ers have done, this is a tremendous day for me and I’m honored and thrilled to continue the great history …last_img