Kouame says incident with Akhuetie ‘wasn’t intentional’

first_imgREAD: Injured Akhuetie returns in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsKouame claimed his collision with Akhuetieat the 6:31 mark of the third quarter that forced UP’s center to hyperextend his left knee was “unintentional.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That wasn’t intentional. People can get mad and I understand that, but what happened wasn’t intentional,” said the rookie Kouame. “It’s the game of basketball and anything can happen.”Akhuetie was able to return to the game in the fourth quarter at the 7:04 mark but it was a lost cause for the Fighting Maroons as the Blue Eagles captured the 88-79 win Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:4420 Sea Games-related incidents so far, says NCRPO02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAngelo Kouame has had an impressive run in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament in becoming Ateneo’s rock and making a case as one of the league’s best big men.His high energy pace on both ends of the floor and quiet on court personality made him an easily likeable fellow among the UAAP-watching community until he had an unfortunate incident with University of the Philippines center Bright Akhuetie in Game 1 of the UAAP Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments “It had an effect on me but we’re all players and I have to stay focused on the game. Hopefully, it can help me switch in the coming days, take this out and embrace everything,” said Kouame.“It has an impact on me right now and I never thought this would happen but it happened. I have to step up and live with that because it’s my rookie year and hopefully I’ll be ready for that.” READ: Ravena, Nieto push Ateneo past UP in Game 1Kouame said he tried apologizing to Akhuetie but he was met with deaf ears.“I apologized to him but he doesn’t want to understand but I get his reaction,” said Kouame, who averaged 14.7 points and 12.9 rebounds before the finals.Kouame then, became the target of angry UP crowd while fuming Fighting Maroon supporters hurled unnecessary and vulgar insults on social media.Ateneo’s big man eventually finished with seven points and 12 rebounds but he admitted that the jeers affected his play.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eagles land first blow Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

What Will You Be Remembered For

first_imgOn Saturday, December 12, the late Singbe Gerald Flomo Johnson, Jr. was buried following his sudden death two weeks ago. It is reported that ‘SJ,’ as he was affectionately called by most of his colleagues in the Liberian media, went to bed Friday night and never woke up.He was born on May 13, 1970 and died on November 28, 2015. According to family members, he didn’t report being sick or showing any signs or symptoms of being sick the days before his death. SJ’s death was just so sudden that it shocked the media landscape of Liberia. Although he was not active in the mainstream media in recent times, SJ was one of the staunch members of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL). The election of a new Secretary General of PUL, which SJ had planned on attending the day of his death, had to be cancelled in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, when the news of SJ’s sudden demise was announced.The church, The Lord’s Strong Tower Ministries, Inc, in the Duport Road Community, where the funeral service for SJ was held, was jammed pack so much so that most members of the PUL and others had to stand outside the church and outside its premises. His death brought Liberia’s entire media sector in one place as never before. It was a good time for picture taking as journalists who hadn’t seen their colleagues in a long while shared moments together.Preaching the funeral discourse, Rev. J. Maxwell Seh, Sr., asked the audience “What will you be remembered for?” which he used as his theme. Rev. Seh, who is Bishop of the World Sanctified Cathedral of Faith, said that death comes as a reminder to those who remain alive that one day they, too, will die, but that the question is “What will you be remembered for?” “Everyone has spoken of the humble character of brother Singbe. He was never a big and proud human being. He didn’t pass anyone he knew without saying ‘hello.’ If he was not at work, he was at the church attending prayer meeting or in service,” Rev. Seh said. He took his sermon from the book of Acts 9:36-41. In this passage, a certain woman called Tabitha died. The bible described her “full of good works and alms deeds.”According to the Bible, all the widows who wept Tabitha’s death remembered her for something she made for them while she was alive.Rev. Seh, asking the audience about what they would be remembered for when their days on earth are over, stated that Singbe can’t be remembered for breaking another man’s home, corrupting people of their finances or involved in something untoward. Tributes were paid by the Liberian government, through the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), Liberia National Police (LNP) and the Supreme Court of Liberia. Tributes also came from the Renaissance Communications, Inc., Press Union of Liberia, the Church and Family.In her tribute, widow Bernice Suwah Miller-Johnson stated that as she usually did before SJ went to bed every night, she had spoken with her husband on Friday night. “I called him and we talked on many things. He then said, ‘Honey, it’s almost 12 midnight. I have to sleep because I have to go to Buchanan early tomorrow morning to take part in the PUL election.’ He then asked me to wake him in the morning.” Mrs. Miller-Johnson, who lives in the US, said she had promised to transfer credits to her husband’s mobile phone so that they would talk in the morning. That was the last conversation SJ would have with his wife.The funeral service was attended by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, who was the first to view the remains of SJ when the casket was opened. He was followed by police chief Chris Massaquoi. SJ’s last place of work was at the Supreme Court of Liberia, where he served as Director of Communications.Former directors of the LBS, including Professor Alhaji G.V. Kromah, also attended the service. Among positions SJ held in the Liberian government and elsewhere, included Assistant Director for Press and Public Affairs at the LNP, Director-General, Liberian Broadcasting System (LBS) and General Manager of Renaissance Communications Incorporated, owner of Real TV and Truth FM. After the service, the casket was loaded onto a hearse by members of the LNP and driven to Totota, Bong County, where he was buried beside his late father. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LIB Life: The Paradoxical Surge, the Plight of Liberian Entertainment

first_imgErnie Bruce – Advertisement – By Ernie Bruce As Liberians revel in the excitement and pronouncements during this historic electoral process, the role of the entertainment sector cannot be underestimated, and neither can it go unnoticed. Liberian artists are involved in getting messages out, while using their creative talents to energize, advertise, and support candidates of their choice; a beautiful thing indeed.However, the overriding concern from members of the artistic community is whether any of the candidates being supported by Liberian artists has, in his/her platform, prioritized the importance of arts and culture in Liberia, and the critical role that they play in building a peaceful, cohesive, and economically viable environment. In our own estimation, this is the perfect time for politicians to indicate cognizance of this basic fact, and follow through with implementation, when/if he or she becomes the “chosen one.”Liberian entertainment, particularly music, is experiencing a SURGE in its existence. While we have experienced previous surges in almost every decade since the days of the “Greenwood Singers” in the 1940’s, the current surge is unique, in that it now struggles to maintain its force in the midst of a plethora of challenges for all creators. The open sales of illegal audiovisual and musical products, the lack of enforcement to protect creators, the absence of a functioning Collective Management Organization that will collect from users of music for the creators of music and distribute remunerations on a regular basis, and the lack of cohesiveness in the Collective Societies (particularly the Musicians’ Union); these and other challenges render the current surge in entertainment a paradoxical one.It is a paradox that creative Liberians like the late Quincy B., Takun J., Scientific, Bernice Blackie, Eevine Natt Kamara, Miatta Fahnbulleh, Queen V. and a host of others, continue to remain productive while proudly proclaiming their identities as products of Liberia in an environment that is less than enabling. There are more music producers and recording facilities than we’ve ever had, and the products from those facilities are being marketed, in many cases, illegally; popularity is more meaningful when there are meaningful rewards – financial rewards.Liberia has come a long way since the enactment of its first copyright law in 1911 (An Act Relating to Copyright-1911). The Act clearly demonstrates that more than 100 years ago, Liberia was cognizant of the importance of protecting the intellectual property of its creators.  A new law has been created by Government (Liberia Intellectual Property Act, 2016), ascension to the WTO has been achieved, and we are signatories to several conventions pertaining to intellectual property and the protection of creators. Additionally, the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) has also been created to amalgamate the Industrial Property and the Copyright Office under a unified management team.While these are exciting times in Liberia for all sectors, the creative sector must find the resolve to continue to forge ahead in a unified fashion to raise awareness, and advocate for a more prominent place on the National Agenda, regardless of political affiliation.Ernie Bruce is the C.E.O. of Piso Entertainment, and a Member of the LIPO Board of Directors.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Housing assessment numbers for Fort St. John

first_imgThe City isn’t expected to determine mill (tax) rates until sometime this spring. Meanwhile, the District of Taylor will likely see a dramatic increase of 16.1% between residential and commercial assessments.Property owners who feel that their assessment does not reflect market value should contact the B.C. assessment office as soon as possible.In total, the 2010 B.C. Assessment Roll is $969 billion, an increase of 1.7 per cent over the 2009 total value of $953 billion.Advertisement It looks as if the North Peace housing market is pulling through the ailing economy.B.C. Assessment is reporting a 6.7% increase in residential assessment rolls in Fort St. John, and a 10% increase in commercial rolls. Residential property values in the energetic city totaled $2.3 billion in 2009, but in 2010 are estimated at $2.5 billion. – Advertisement -The 2010 values reflect the market value as of July 1st, 2009. Municipalities, like the city of Fort St. John, use this information to determine a mill rate (or tax rate) for homeowners.It’s expected that most home owners in the region will see modest assessment increases in the 5% to 10% range, while acreage and waterfront properties will see increases surpassing 15%. Advertisementlast_img read more

Museum offers Vietnam-era voice

first_imgThe special display was prompted when Hughes’s father, Elmer Hughes, recently donated all of his son’s memorabilia and letters to the museum. Museum director Myra Hilliard said she welcomed the chance to add a Vietnam veteran to the Military Hall. The collection donated by Elmer was extensive and included such a vast array of letters and correspondences with Brian – and later between the government, military and his family – that it “shows a unique slice of history,” she said. The other veterans whose names were added to the hallway did not die in military service. One, Melvin Locke, who fought in World War II and the Korean War, was the first principal of La Serna High School in 1960, Hilliard said. Elmer Hughes remembers a young man who was a very “forward guy, who always tried to succeed at everything he did.” Between kindergarten and 12th grade, Brian Hughes only missed one day of school – for his grandfather’s funeral, his father recalled. The young Hughes had always wanted to be a paratrooper. Shortly after graduating from Sierra High School in Whittier in 1966, he joined the Army, eventually earning numerous medals and honors. Elmer Hughes, now 85, still breaks down when speaking of his son’s death. “It was very tough,” he said. “You never get over it. I still think of it every day, even all these years later.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Brian Hughes would have turned 59 this week. Instead, a special display in his honor was dedicated Sunday at the Whittier Historical Society Museum’s Military Hallway in memory of his death 39 years ago in Vietnam at age 19. In a pre-Memorial Day event, museum officials rededicated the Military Hallway with the addition of the names of four Whittier veterans and the special display for Hughes. Hughes, a decorated sergeant in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, had been “adopted” by a class of fourth-graders at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Whittier. While he was in Vietnam, children there sent him letters and cookies. His last letter to the students arrived on May 3, 1968 – the same day Hughes was killed by a sniper’s bullet in Phu Bai. “I read in the paper today that the North Vietnamese are going to talk to \ Johnson about peace,” Hughes wrote. “If they ended this war, I’d be so happy I think I’d cry. All I think about now is getting out of the Army, getting my new car and going back to school. I just wish everyone here could go home.” It was 20 days before his 20th birthday; just 80 days before he was due to be discharged. In an earlier letter, Hughes told the children how much their letters meant to him: “This is a lonely place over here, but for fine young people like you,” he wrote. last_img read more

Pacoima students learn to come out swinging

first_imgPACOIMA – The Pacoima Middle School anthem ripped through the band room – a “La Bamba” as brash as any sung by the late Ritchie Valens – only brassier. For the pride of the Panthers, in addition to its beloved Rock and Roll Hall of Fame star, is jazz. “Stand up and be proud,” George Carganilla, director of the Pacoima Middle School Panther Jazz Band, told 17 award-winning musicians during a recent after-school practice. “Who else is going to do it?” Who else but the musicians from this working-class community who have long bested bands from privileged schools across the city and state. And who else but the Air National Guard band sax man who for 26 years has taught his students to swing with military zing. While jazz powerhouses such as Millikan magnet and Walter Reed middle schools have three and four music teachers, Pacoima makes do with one. And while parents at other schools can afford private lessons for their kids, Pacoima makes do with Carganilla. Yet year after year, the Pacoima Panthers burn the brass with a slew of gold and silver heritage awards – despite being handicapped by the empty chairs of band members who couldn’t afford to compete. And year after year, they trump the bands of high schools up and down the state. “They’re terrific,” said J.B. Dyas, vice president of education and curriculum development at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the University of Southern California, which this year chose Pacoima among five schools in Los Angeles – including three in the San Fernando Valley – for master classes in jazz. “Working with a band like this puts your faith in the youth of America. You see kids like this and you see the future of jazz.” During practice, Carganilla coaxes his trombones. Pulls on his percussionists. Points toward his clarinets. And leads his band through certain passages on his own soprano sax. A crack marksman and member of the 562nd Air Force Band in Point Mugu, Carganilla demands his students be on time. Show up after school three times a week. And practice. Each summer, he requires students to switch instruments. Of the band’s 22 musicians, 18 are girls and only two play their original instruments of choice. On weekends, he takes the kids out for kayaking, surf fishing or target practice. And lots and lots of big-band concerts. Through jazz, they learn discipline. Musicianship. And teamwork. “Don’t worry about playing loud. We’ll have microphones. We just gotta get the right notes,” he said during a swinging rendition of “Sing, Sing, Sing.” “This song is supposed to sound like you’re half-asleep. It’s putting me asleep,” he added during a soft version of “Don’t Know Why.” “The audience knows it’s coming – don’t just put it in their lap. Make them want to hear it.” The band, in class three weeks, is admittedly a little rough. Some musicians have played only since July. But with noon and after-school practices, the Panthers expect to be an invincible force by spring. The challenge: to raise enough money to take the band to Boston this April to compete against the best jazz bands in the nation. “Our parents are poor, low-income,” said Assistant Principal Dallas Blair, who transferred to Pacoima from Millikan . “Our entire school is Title I – free lunches. You want to hear something sad? One girl said she was going to have to stop the music program because she couldn’t afford the trips. “The first time I heard these kids at Pacoima play, I cried.” Despite old instruments. Despite fried amplifiers. And despite a $1,000 budget for music, Pacoima has not only beat the bands. It has drawn top talent from other schools. “All the kids love music, you can really see it,” said Josef Astor, 37, of San Fernando, whose son Zak transferred to Pacoima from Millikan to play piano with the band. “Many don’t get private lessons. But when they go home, they work hard. And when they get to class, they’re ready to rock.” “I’m really proud of the band. And really proud of my kid.” Like many band members, Sonia Alvarado can’t get enough of that booming sound. A first violinist with the orchestra, she switched to clarinet to play jazz. She now practices both. “When I get home, I start practicing till I go to sleep,” said Alvarado, 13, of Arleta. “My mom has to start screaming at me to go to bed. “We’re going to win the gold medal next year.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

ACCIDENT AT BACK OF ERRIGAL ROAD – DELAYS EXPECTED

first_imgThere are reports of an accident at ‘back Errigal road’ this morning.The emergency services are at the scene and driving conditions are understood to be difficult.Motorists are warned that traffic delays are expected. It is not known if there are any injuries.We will bring you more on this incident as it happens.   ACCIDENT AT BACK OF ERRIGAL ROAD – DELAYS EXPECTED was last modified: November 19th, 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:accidentERRIGAL ROADlast_img read more

WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY – THE DONEGAL DAILY SPORTS COLUMN

first_imgWalshyPaddy Walsh is back with his sports column which is winning more new friends than the PR man in Croke Park the week before the All-Ireland Final. This week the terrace talk is about The Bhoys, McGuinness’ legacy and ….err ….swimming the Atlantic as told in only Walshy’s inimitable style.THE McGUINNESS LEGACY Former Laois player, Colm Parkinson, writing in the ‘Irish Independent’s ‘Off the Ball’ column last week, was reviewing the action in the Donegal Senior Football Championship and referred to the tie between Glenswilly and St. Michael’s which ended in a 1-4 to 1-2 win for the former.“A shocking statistic is that neither team scored a point from play in the game,” said Parkinson. “This must be some kind of record in senior championship football.“This is the legacy Jim McGuinness has left behind in Donegal. Copycat club managers trying to emulate what Jim did with the Donegal inter-county team, with much less coaching ability and less talented players, is resulting in dour games like this.Jim has left a legacy for sure.“’I’ve defended Donegal’s tactics many times in the past but it’s difficult to have anything positive to say about a scoreline like that in club football, especially given the quality of players that both fielded last weekend,” the former Laois star maintained. Joe Brolly was another pundit to take a well-aimed swipe at the McGuinness system and how it had affected championship football in the county. And unlike Parkinson, the R.T.E. analyst was actually at that game and witnessed for himself the dour offering of a football match,By all accounts that match in Glenswilly was as dire as you can get and it WAS difficult to find anything positive to say about it. But by the same token, if you focus on one particular match to make your point about the legacy of Jim McGuinness’s tactical system, then you can always win the argument. And long before the McGuinness era, we had domestic championships games that fell well short of entertainment standard.But that same weekend of Donegal Championship football did produce some inspiring performances, not least Kilcar’s blitzing of Bundoran on a scoreline of 5-15 to 0-3 with inter-county hero, Ryan McHugh, scoring four of those goals.And last weekend, we again had some invigorating ties – Ardara and Naomh Conaill finishing level after a cracking contest to head into tonight’s replay and St Eunan’s powering their way to an impressive 2-10 to 0-7 success over Four Masters.This weekend’s semi-finals, with Eunan’s coming up against St. Michael’s and Glenswilly facing the winners of the replay, might also help to disprove the Parkinson/Brolly theory.As Donegal’s display against the Dubs in the All-Ireland semi-finals demonstrated, McGuinness didn’t just put his teams on the pitch to contain – though it always helped – but also to hit the opposition with attacking forays and well taken scores and not all of them from frees. And that particular match, coupled with the two Kerry/Mayo encounters, was undoubtedly a highlight on the G.A.A. entertainment calendar this year. Ask any Donegal supporter about the legacy of Jim McGuinness and the word ‘dour’ won’t enter into the answer.And ask any young Gaelic footballer in the county about that legacy and they’ll open up on dreams of future Croke Park appearances and All-Ireland honours.And, finally, ask any player, coach or supporter in Sligo, Leitrim or Fermanagh and a few more besides, and they’ll tell you they’d love to have a legacy like the one Jim McGuinness left in Donegal.JOBS FOR THE BHOYS CELTICThe briefest of a wry smile – if you could even call it that – from the same waistcoated Jim McGuinness when Brendan O’Connor suggested at the end of his interview with the former Donegal manager on ‘The Saturday Night Show’ that he’d talk to him again when he was appointed manager of Celtic (that’s McGuinness, not O’Connor – the latter’s finding it hard enough to manage ‘The Saturday Night Show’).It certainly didn’t appear the reaction of a man hell bent on ultimately taking the job at Parkhead but then again, perhaps he knows more than he was telling or willing to share with the nation on a Saturday night.As for his reluctance this week to discuss his potential successor in the Donegal job, well you’d have to say understandable particularly when the question focused specifically on Rory Gallagher who quit/was forced out of the county camp at the end of last year.But in any case, allow this column to divulge that Rory will probably secure the post but I don’t think it will be long before Jim is back in again. Yes, I know he didn’t rule out a return at some stage in the future in an interview this week but I believe that it will be a lot closer than even he might be suggesting.PREMIER STAKESEven if you’re not a League of Ireland fan, you should, if you call yourself a sports lover, tune into R.T.E.’s ‘live’ coverage’ this weekend of the title decider between Dundalk and Cork City.There could not have been a more fitting or climatic ending to a season than the pairing of the only two teams in a position to claim the Airtricity Premier League and that alone should, apart from filling out Oriel Park, add considerably to the television viewing figures.Some six weeks ago, it looked a close certainty that Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk would be lifting the title with something to spare but City have closed the gap and now, as a result of last weekend’s results, opened up a one point lead on the Louth side. John Caulfield’s side need just a draw to bring the Trophy Leeside but that can be a dangerous caught between two stools scenario when Dundalk’s sole focus can only be to win. But how about Ballybofey’s own Johnny Dunleavy – the current captain of the Turner’s Cross side – claiming a first LOI title and a big step into European football next campaign?If there’s one thing, apart from nerves, that can mitigate against a thrilling night’s football, it must surely be that synthetic surface at Oriel Park. Not even sure if the home side have got used to it yet but if you’re playing on it every other week, it must represent some kind of advantage. It might be time for the League authorities to grass over the issue come the close season.TEAMING HOTRyan GiggsSaw this one somewhere recently. It concerns a report in the Guardian – you know the one that’s as left wing as Ryan Giggs – from 2003 when the paper carried this quote from Sir Jack Hayward, chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers: “Our team was the worst in the First Division and I’m sure it’ll be the worst in the Premier League.”Hardly what the players or indeed their manager of the time wanted to hear but, as it turned out, a correction in a subsequent edition clarified the comment and what the chairman actually said was: “Our tea was the worst in the First Division and….”.Mind you, the tea ladies at Molineux – or gentlemen, let’s not get sexist here – might not have been sweetened too much by the revised quote.DROP SHOTDave GallaherIt was once the preserve of Ronan O’Gara – last second drop goals to win crucial matches for Munster. But now the red tops have another ace in the fly-half pack, in the form of Ian Keatley, who dramatically let one sail between the posts from some distance to gave the Irish Province a winning start in their European Cup clash with Sale with, not virtually but actually, the last kick of the game.Watch them practicing it at Dave Gallaher Park in Letterkenny and other local rugby venues in the days ahead.IF TOMORROW NEVER COMESAnd finally, swimming. The Oklahoma man who is attempting to become the first to swim the Atlantic to play in Croke Park has reached the coastline.“I’m still in America but once I hit the water, it’ll be plain sailing. This is a promise I made last June to my Irish fans and it’s one I intend to keep,” said Mr Brooks.WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY – THE DONEGAL DAILY SPORTS COLUMN was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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 Dailysports columnWalshy on Wednesdaylast_img read more

McGINLEY WINS DUNGLOE 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgMore than 130 runners took part in the Dungloe 5k last night.The winner was Kilmacrennan man Eoghan McGinley, who runs with Rathfarnham in Dublin in a time of 15.44.Eoghan, who also won the North-West 10K in Letterkenny  in May, pipped Ivan Toner from Letterkenny AC who came home in 15.56. Finn Valley’s Theresa Doherty was the first woman (4th overall) home in a time of 16.31.The following is a list of all the runners and their times in the race. Congrats to all who took part. Dungloe 5k 2015Place Bib Name Sex AG Club Time1 106 Eoghan McGinley m SM Rathfarnham WSAF 15:442 108 Ivan Toner m SM Letterkenny AC 15:563 119 Conal McCambridge m SM North Belfast Harriers 16:184 402 Theresa Doherty w SW Finn Valley Ac 16:315 179 Dermot Mc Elchar m sm Finn Valley AC 16:396 116 Colin McNukty m SM Finn Valley Ac 16:527 161 Kevin Mc Gee m M40 Rosses AC 17:118 195 Michael Louge m M40 Rosses AC 17:289 182 Mark McCole m SM 17:4010 157 Anthony Doherty m M45 Milford 17:4111 183 Martin Mooney M sm Inishowen AC 17:4812 185 Fionnuala Diver w SW Letterkenny AC 17:5413 82 John Muir m M40 17:5614 80 Sharon Muir w W40 Inverclyde AC 17:5815 125 Aidan McKenna m M40 18:0016 194 Edward Harkin m SM Rosses AC 18:0017 155 Hugh Coll m M40 Milford 18:1318 181 Mathew McCole m JM 18:2119 198 Owen Scally m SM 18:2420 151 Michael O’ Donnell m M50 Preston Harriers 18:4221 86 John Connaghan m M50 247 Tri 18:4422 105 Shauna McGeehan w SW Letterkenny AC 18:4523 123 Ben McGonagle m SM Rosses AC 18:4624 136 Stephen McGeever m SM 18:4925 172 Doalty Boyle m SM 18:5226 199 Colin Mooney m SM Finn Valley AC 19:0927 162 Darrell Dunleavy m SM 19:1128 94 Oran Wallace m JM Rosses AC 19:1129 159 Tony Ward m M45 Milford 19:1330 203 Barry Curran m SM 19:1931 180 Garvin Boyce m M40 Finn Valley 19:1932 191 Donal Haughey m M50 Tir Chonaill 19:2033 137 Manus McHugh m SM Dungloe ABC 19:2434 200 Eamonn Mac Niallais m M45 19:2735 184 Donal Walsh m SM Rosses AC 19:3136 101 Barry Mackey m M50 Letterkenny AC 19:3337 128 Joe Boyle m M45 19:3538 92 Kieran McCole m SM 19:3939 107 Jane McGinley w SW Letterkenny AC 19:4040 126 Siobhan Gallagher w SW 19:4441 208 Raymond Sweeney m SM 19:4642 177 Eugene Mc Cafferty m M40 Rosses AC 19:4743 74 Eoghan O’Colla m SM Rosses AC 19:5044 207 Patrick Trimble m M40 20:0045 169 Brian Mc Gonagle m M45 Tir Chonaill AC 20:0446 77 Colm McTaggart m SM 20:1247 229 Mark Sweeney m SM 20:2048 103 Eoghan O’Donnell m JM Giffnock North 20:2249 118 Paddy McCambridge m M50 North Belfast Harriors 20:2350 178 Michael Mc Geever m SM 20:3251 193 Conor Daly m M50 20:3852 152 Barry Gallagher m SM 20:4053 130 Seamus McEnhill m SM 20:4354 147 Mark Doherty m JM Dungloe ABC 20:4355 79 Sheila Regan w W45 Letterkenny AC 20:4956 190 Seamus Ferry m M45 Rosses AC 21:0257 143 Gareth Davies m SM 21:2158 144 Paul McGonagle m SM 21:2559 205 Owen Coyle m M50 Rosses AC 21:2860 204 Shaun Sharkey m SM Dungloe GAA 21:3661 158 John Gildea m M45 21:3862 75 Michael Brazil m JM 21:4663 164 Dominic Sharkey m JM Rosses ac 21:4964 201 Keith Ryan m M40 West Muskerry AC 21:5265 90 Ita Kelly w W45 Lifford AC 21:5466 109 Kevin Glackin m M40 21:5667 187 Cian Ward m JM Ottawa 21:5868 186 Mark Byrne m M40 Meath Running Group 21:5969 167 Laoise Mc Gonagle w JW Tir Chonaill AC 22:0270 98 Daire Gallagher m JM 22:0671 142 Frankie McGinley m SM 22:0872 156 Cathal Mc Geever m JM 22:0973 141 Marion Boyle m M50 Foyle Valley 22:0974 168 Bronagh Heverin w W45 22:1075 173 Jackie Harvey w W50 Tir Chonaill AC 22:1076 115 Tommy Murtaugh m SM Naomh Mhuire 22:1177 95 Clive O’Donohoe m SM 22:1378 196 Paul Mc Garvey m SM 22:1679 192 Edwina Sweeney w W40 Tir Chonaill 22:2180 202 Conor Greene m SM Dungloe GAA 22:2481 174 Vera Haughey w W50 Tir Chonaill 22:2582 160 Daniel Mc Manus m JM 22:2883 120 Noreen Bonner w W50 22:3084 149 Caroline Mc Nulty w SW Finn Valley AC 22:3685 87 Chris Quinn m SM 22:3986 78 Niamh McDaid w SW Letterkenny AC 22:5187 135 Cassy Valdis w SW 22:5688 134 Shaun Mcgeever w SW 22:5689 175 Johnny Ward m M50 Tir Chonaill 23:0790 197 Dean Timoney m JM 23:1591 148 Ciaran Sharkey m SM Dungloe GAA 23:2192 117 Ita McCambridge w W50 North Belfast Harriors 23:2193 171 Rosemary Dewhirst w W40 Tir Chonaill AC 23:2494 189 Declan McLaughlin m JM Rosses AC 23:3895 111 Donal Boyle m SM 23:4896 131 Sean Stone m JM 23:5697 176 John Ferry m M45 24:2398 127 Brian Gallagher m M50 24:2799 206 Cathy Breslin w W40 Rosses AC 24:44100 140 Kevin Brennan w W40 24:50101 96 Kevin Forester m M50 Sandhurst Joggers 25:00102 100 Stella McCole w SW 25:05103 210 Christopher McGlynn m SM 25:32104 209 Liz McFadden w SW 25:37105 76 Grace Garvie w SW Rosses AC 25:37106 132 Ryan Brennan m JM 25:55107 99 Oran Gallagher m JM 25:57108 88 Martin Mac Cafferty m M45 26:09109 89 Owen Sweeney m M45 26:10110 139 Hughie McGee m M45 26:32111 138 Lee Gallagher m JM 26:32112 124 Niamh McEnhill m SM 26:35113 129 Dearbhla McEnhill w SW 26:35114 163 Brid Marie Solan w SW 26:48115 146 Jack Wilkins m JM 26:57116 188 Katie Byrne m JM Navan AC 27:19117 153 Grainne Mc Monagle w SW 27:19118 133 Andy Stone m M45 27:37119 121 Michelle McCahill m SM 27:58120 122 Catriona Furey w SW 28:06121 97 Florence Forster w JW 28:23122 91 Stephen Coughlan m M40 Glenties 30:08123 85 Oisin Nee m JM 31:02124 104 Hugh Martin McCarron m SM 31:21125 112 Carrie Murray w SW 31:51126 110 Nicole Boyle w SW 31:56127 113 Annette Boyle w SW 31:58128 84 Marina Cassidy w W40 32:26129 83 Cathy Nee w W50 32:39130 93 Pauline Gallagher w SW 32:57131 170 Darren Whellan m SM 33:34132 114 Malachy Sharkey m JM Naomh Mhuire 34:36133 145 Robert Davies m M50 35:19134 150 Sean Mc Dyre m M40 35:19 McGINLEY WINS DUNGLOE 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 29th, 2015 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:donegalDungloe 5klast_img read more

Butt Drama Circle reach the finals of Ulster Drama Festival

first_imgThe Butt Drama Circle, based in Ballybofey, has made the final of the AUDF Ulster Drama Festival with their production of Richard Greenberg’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Three Days of Rain. With the finals taking placed in Newtonabbey in May, the group are bringing the play back to the Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey on May 15th and 16th. Directed by JC Bonar, Three Days of Rain explores many complex issues including parent/child relationships, revisioning of history, the difference between the optimism of post-war America and the pessimism of the 1990s. The production includes stellar performances from Sean Donaghan, Shaun Byrne and Orla Carlin (who won the award for Most Promising Actress for her performance at the Ballinamore Drama Festival in March). The first act takes place in 1995. Walker, who disappeared a year ago following the death of his father Ned, is reunited with his sister Nan and their childhood friend Pip for the reading of Ned’s will in an abandoned Manhattan loft. History begins to unravel upon the discovery of Ned’s journal leading to questions asked, dark secrets revealed and harsh opinions formed.The answers lie back in 1960’s Greenwich Village – the setting of the second act – where the truth about the motives and relationships of Walker, Nan and Pip’s parents are revealed. What really did happen during those Three Days Of Rain? Judges at drama festivals across Ireland commented on the superb performances from the cast as well as the set design, effects, lighting and sound. Lovers of high-quality drama should not miss this haunting, humorous and deeply touching drama exploring love, infidelity, fate and how easily we can misinterpret the past.Bookings: Box Office 0749131840/ www.balorartscentre.comButt Drama Circle reach the finals of Ulster Drama Festival was last modified: April 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Butt Drama Circletheatrelast_img read more