Durham says Bolts ‘didn’t play like ourselves’ in upset loss to Elite

first_imgView comments Import Allen Durham said the Bolts didn’t play defense the way they had been defending in the elimination round where they wound up at the helm in a tight race for the top spot.And Meralco’s poor defense resulted to a stunning loss to No. 8 Blackwater, which took a 92-91 win on a game-winner to setup a do-or-die game for a semifinals slot on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We’re out of it just the whole game. We’re doing a lot of dumb stuff on defense. We just weren’t playing like ourselves,” said the reigning Best Import.The Bolts played in their second game in three days, but Durham said it’s no excuse to play as badly as they did defensively. DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco was the No. 1 team coming into the playoffs but played nothing like it, at least on the defensive end on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached00:50Trending 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “A little bit [tired], but not as much as like not doing what we’re needed to do on the defensive end. We left a lot of wide-open shots, and that team is filled with shooters and if you do that they’re gonna knock it down.”Durham nearly won it for Meralco after giving his team a 91-90 lead with 15.8 seconds left before Allein Maliksi put Blackwater ahead for good on a mid-range jumper six seconds later.“Like I said, as a team collectively, we played pretty bad on defense and for myself, I gotta be more aggressive on offense. I gotta do more. I’ll pick it up on Thursday and hopefully, come out with the win,” said Durham.Durham collected 18 points, 21 rebounds and seven assists, but he was still outplayed by Henry Walker, who put up 30 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, 18 rebounds and six assists to lead Blackwater.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Elite topple No. 1 Bolts in thriller, force decider for semis spotlast_img read more


Russian fans proudly flying flag at Olympics despite ban

first_imgCarpio 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “We won’t chase (fans) away” if they’re carrying Russian flags, Kovalchuk said Tuesday. “If there’s an IOC rule then we’ll talk to them, explain it and take a photograph without the flag.”In the stands, though, Russian fans can be as patriotic as they like.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 folkThey’ve been a loud and proud presence at events like hockey, biathlon and figure skating, wrapped in flags and chanting in Russian. Many say they want to dress up to compensate for their athletes’ drab neutral uniforms.The fans made the half-full Gangneung Hockey Center ring with chants during the Russian hockey team’s opening game against Slovakia on Wednesday but were left disappointed in defeat. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wind chaos injures 16 at weather-hit Pyeongchang Games “Yuskov and Kulizhnikov were important. They were real gold medals,” said Savinov, who’s now planning to watch hockey and looking for spare tickets to other events.With some of the best Russians at home, many Pyeongchang winners aren’t real champions, his wife Olga Savinova argued. “I think it reduces the level of competition,” she said. “They won’t feel like real, absolute winners. It’s sporting competition, a festival, and people had been preparing for it all their lives.”Their opinions are echoed by the Russian government, including President Vladimir Putin, who presents Russian doping scandals as a U.S.-led attempt to weaken an Olympic rival.Russian fans tend to buy tickets together, organizing themselves into noisy cheering sections. Many fly flags with the names of their home cities — often places in the Far East like Vladivostok, a short flight to South Korea — and wear merchandise emblazoned with the slogan “Russia in my heart,” which is being distributed by a Russian hospitality house just off the Gangneung seafront.“Russia in my heart” started as a patriotic statement by hockey players at an exhibition tournament in December but soon took on wider political meaning on when the hockey players presented Putin with a signed jersey bearing the slogan.That was swiftly followed by a “Russia in my Heart” rally just off Red Square — part-pep rally, part-concert, with speakers railing against the IOC decision and Western economic sanctions, talking up Russia’s military intervention in Syria and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany by Soviet forces in the Battle of Stalingrad.The climax came when biathlete Anton Shipulin, barred from the Pyeongchang Games by the IOC, ran the Russian flag up a pole as the anthem played. If “Olympic Athletes from Russia” win gold in Pyeongchang, they’ll get the Olympic flag and Olympic anthem.“After the Olympics we’re going to raise flags and we’ll listen to our Russian anthem,” Shipulin said. “The army of fans, our whole country supporting us. That means a lot and it’s a great honor for us. And for us it’s already half of the victory.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A line of Russian women danced with pompoms, a Soviet flag flew and South Koreans lined up for selfies with a man dressed in a bear costume. “Russia is a big country and a great power,” read the inscription on one Russian flag.“We’re shouting so much that our voices are going,” said a fan who identified himself only as Andrei. “We’re just devoting ourselves to it and supporting our athletes, because there’s not so many people here from our country.”Many fans wore replicas of the Olympic uniform Russians had been due to wear before the IOC punishment came down in December.Andrei Savinov, a 53-year-old from Moscow who deals in wood, hunted for souvenirs at the Olympic Park with his wife, both decked out in Russian uniforms from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.“We bought the uniform specially so that Russianness is at least visible somehow,” said Savinov. The couple bought Olympic tickets hoping to see Russian medals in the speedskating, but top skaters Denis Yuskov and Pavel Kulizhnikov were banned by the IOC.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Russian supporters wait before the preliminary round of the men’s hockey game between Slovakia and the team from Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ilya Kovalchuk has a rule for any fans wanting an Olympic selfie — put the Russian flag away.The forward for the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” hockey team is worried about breaking International Olympic Committee sanctions imposed on Russia after its Sochi doping scandal. Athletes compete in neutral uniforms and have to sign a document saying they won’t protest the ruling that turned Team Russia into OAR.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more


PAT THE COPE HELPS SECURE VICTORY IN NEW EU FISHERIES POLICY

first_imgDONEGAL MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has helped secure a victory for Ireland with new EU fishing laws.Today in Strasbourg, the European Parliament voted by 502 in favour to 135 against to amend the Common Fisheries Policy.Pat the Cope described as a “significant victory for Ireland” the approval of his amendment on the Hague Preferences. Mr. Gallagher said “the Hague Resolution of 1976 reinforces the right of Ireland to protect, sustain and develop its coastal communities and I am pleased that the European Parliament decided to support my amendment seeking to enshrine the Hague agreement into the reform.”“The report also protects the Irish Box which is a nursery for juvenile fish and is extremely important in the management of fish stocks in western waters.“The European Parliament report amounts to an ambitious and radical reform of the common fisheries policy. The report introduces a discard ban with avoidance and minimisation measures, a commitment to rebuild and to restore fish stocks by 2020 by the principle of Maximum Sustainable Yield, greater regionalisation and special recognition for small scale and inshore fisheries.”However, Pat the Cope has cautioned that the decisions made today by the European Parliament are all subject to further negotiation with the Council of Ministers and the European Commission. These so-called ‘trialogue’ negotiations are expected to start in early March under the Irish Presidency. Pat the Cope also confirmed today that “I will be heavily involved in these forthcoming negotiations as a representative of the European Parliament.” PAT THE COPE HELPS SECURE VICTORY IN NEW EU FISHERIES POLICY was last modified: February 6th, 2013 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:PAT THE COPE HELPS SECURE VICTORY IN NEW EU FISHERIES POLICYlast_img read more


Pensioner appears in court charged with sexually assaulting 5 year old girl

first_imgA man in his 70s has gone on trial charged with two counts of alleged sexual assault against a 5 year old girl in Co Donegal.The man, who is a neighbour of the child’s family, denies the charges. The incidents are alleged to have happened on the same day in 2013.The man denies two counts of sexual assault – the first of touching the girl’s genitals and the second of him putting her hand on his penis outside his trousers.The girl, who is now aged 8, has appeared by videolink to give evidence in the case.The trial, before Judge Martin Nolan, started at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday and is expected to last until next Tuesday.The man’s identity cannot be revealed.Pensioner appears in court charged with sexually assaulting 5 year old girl was last modified: February 3rd, 2017 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:donegalLetterkenny Circuit Courtsex assaulttriallast_img read more


EXTRA TIME WIN SEES DONEGAL HURLERS THROUGH TO LORY MEAGHER CUP FINAL

first_imgSouth Down 1-12 Donegal 1-15 (aet)Donegal finished strongly to qualify for the Lory Meagher Cup final with an extra-time win over South Down at Pairc Esler.Niall Campbell was the Tir Chonaill hero, posting a 0-11 tally as the men from the north-west booked a trip to Croke Park for the third successive year. What this game lacked in quality was compensated for in terms of excitement and drama, as both sides battled for supremacy.Campbell steered over a couple of early frees to inject confidence into Donegal veins, but Down recovered from a slow start to get some momentum going.After Emmet Trainor opened their account, Liam Morgan brought them level with a ’65.And two superb efforts from far out on the right wing from John O’Kane made it 0-4 to 0-2 after 16 minutes. Then came a Tir Chonaill flourish which saw them hit 1-4 on the spin to open up a five points lead.The accurate Campbell knocked over three more frees, and Stephen Boyle added a neat effort from play.And in the 23rd minute, a Campbell free was floated in from 90 metres, and Enda McDermott deflected the sliothair into the net.South Down, trailing by 1-6 to 0-4, responded with a goal of their own two minutes later, Kieran Courtney smashing an angled shot to the roof of the net.And in the closing stages of the half, points were exchanged rapidly, with Donegal’s Campbell and South Down’s Morgan both hitting the target to send the teams in at the break deadlocked on 1-8 each. Campbell continued to hit the target from placed balls, easing the men from the north-west into a two points lead, but the home side regrouped, and scores from Eoin McGuinness and Liam Morgan saw them ease a head once again.Defences were very much on top for long stages of a scrappy second half, but Donegal managed to cut through the South Down rearguard for Mickey McCann to send Campbell through for his tenth point of the contest, and the sides were level again with 10 minutes to play.Donegal did have a chance to win it in stoppage time, but Lee Henderson’s ’65 dropped short, and at 1-11 each, the teams headed into extra-time.Henderson and McDermott were on target to give Donegal a 1-13 to 1-11 lead midway through extra-time And they pushed on, with Campbell bringing his tally to 11 points, Donegal running out three points winners.South Down: D Kearns, C Teague, J McGrath, P Byrne, A McGuinness, K Courtney (1-0), E Donnelly, L Morgan 0-6 (4f, 1 ’65), P McAleenan (0-1), J O’Kane (0-3), E Trainor (0-1), E McGuinness (0-1), M Magee, M Cunningham, A Brown.Subs: P Sheehan for McAleenan, N Burns for Magee, L Deegan for Brown, J Brown for Burns, McAleenan for J BrownDonegal: P O’Brien, S O’Connor, C Breathnach, A McDermott, J Donnelly, C Dowds, J Boyle, E Organ, S Boyle (0-1), N Campbell (0-11, 9f), P Sheridan, E McDermott (1-1), M McCann, C Mathewson, P Hannigan.Subs: L Henderson (0-1) for Organ, R McDermott (0-1) for Mathewson, M McGhee for McCann.Referee: S Cleere (Kilkenny).EXTRA TIME WIN SEES DONEGAL HURLERS THROUGH TO LORY MEAGHER CUP FINAL was last modified: May 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegallory meagher cup semi-finallast_img read more


Aleksandar Mitrovic earns point for Fulham against Watford

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures The Whites striker continued his excellent start to life in the Premier League with a crucial equaliser. He was a problem for the Watford back line all afternoon.Moment of the match Mitrovic bagged the equaliser Aleksandar Mitrovic’s second-half equaliser earned Fulham a 1-1 draw at home to high-flying Watford.The Serbia striker flicked home his fifth goal of the season with 12 minutes remaining at Craven Cottage to deny the visitors a fifth win from six Premier League games. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 4 The game got off to an entertaining start. Jose Holebas’ throw-in caused indecision on the edge of the Whites’ box and Gray latched on to Will Hughes’ through-ball to calmly slot his third goal of the season past Marcus Bettinelli.Fulham were heading for a fourth defeat of the campaign until Vietto beat Daryl Janmaat to the ball on the left and squared for Mitrovic to prod in at the near post.Star man Aleksandar Mitrovic RANKED 4 It didn’t take long for Gray to open the scoring Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal center_img Andre Gray had opened the scoring inside two minutes but the Hornets had to settle for a point after spurning a number of chances to double their advantage.Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic, facing his former club for the first time since leaving Vicarage Road in 2015, almost saw his side snatch a late winner when Mitrovic’s header was tipped on to the crossbar by Ben Foster. It took Gray just 87 seconds to expose Fulham’s defensive frailties and that set the tone for an open, exciting game full of goalmouth action. silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Gray opened the scoring possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 4 impact REVEALED 4 MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactionslast_img read more


LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL, LETTERKENNY

first_imgNEWSLETTERSunday 25th March 2012Fifth Sunday of Lent 50th International Eucharistic CongressStatio Orbis is the official title for the final Mass of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. It will take place on Sunday 17th June in Croke Park.. Each Diocese has received an allocation of places.In Conwal and Leck and Drumoghill parishes we are organising a bus to this Mass. The Bus will leave Letterkenny at 8am on Sunday 17th June. There will be a half hour bus break at Castleblaney on the way to Dublin.We intend to arrive in Croke Park between Noon and 12.30pm in plenty of time for the Mass and the ‘build up’ liturgies and singing. There will be a one hour stop in Castleblaney on the way home and people will have the option and opportunity to get a meal then.The cost of the bus (€15) and ticket (€10) which includes entrance into Croke Park must be fully paid for by Tuesday 27th March and the necessary form (which can be obtained at the Parochial House) completed.If you would like to book please contact any of the Priests or the Parochial House.Please note that at the moment we can only take booking for this bus and tickets for Croke Park. If you would like tickets for Croke Park only please book directly with Fr Cathal O’FearraI. The booking form can be downloaded from www.ice2012.ieParish Notice-boardPhone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200Email: steunanscathedral@eircom.net SUNDAY ~ 25th March 2012Masses: 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11.15 am, 12.30 pm and 5 pmBaptisms: 1.30 pm in the CathedralSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 2 pm(The Adoration Chapel will be open every Sunday at 2pm during Lent)Al-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAYNo 8 am Mass ~ Special Intention10 am Mass ~ Hannah Carr7.30 pm Mass ~ Trevor McBreartySt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmTUESDAY8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm Mass ~ Patrick and Margaret McGrath and Liam DiverSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openScoil Cholmcille First Confessions in the Cathedral – 6 pmBaptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at8 pm on Tuesday 3rd AprilLegion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am MassLegion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School –7 pmDivine Mercy Prayer in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmWEDNESDAY8 am Mass ~10 am Mass ~7.30 pm Mass ~ James and Molly McDermottSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openScoil Niamh Fiachra First Confessions in the Cathedral – 5 pmChildren’s Rosary for First Holy Communion – 6.30 pmR.C.I.A. Course in the Parochial House – 8 pmMother’s Prayer Meeting in Loreto Convent – 8 pmNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmCathedral Choir in the Conference Room – 8.15 pm THURSDAY8 am Mass ~ Corney Shanahan10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm ~ Sadie CunninghamSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openPractice for Ministers of the Word reading the Passion – 8 pmCharismatic Prayer Group in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmCathedral Choir Practice in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmFRIDAY8 am Mass ~ Bernard and Annie Crerand10 am Mass ~ Jim Carr and Mick Lewis7.30 pm Vigil Mass ~ See Mass Intentions belowSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSATURDAY10 am Mass ~ Willie Peoples (Month’s Mind Mass)11am Mass ~ Frank Comiskey (Month’s Mind Mass)7.30 pm (Vigil for Sunday)Confessions – 12 noon to 1 pm and after 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSUNDAY 25th MarchMass Times: 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11.15 am and 12.30 pmSt. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAYBaby Sean Campbell ~ Thomas Murphy ~ Breid Duffy ~ Ellen McBridePatrick McBride ~ Dan Carron ~ Mary Carron ~ Angela CarronRECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s CommunityPedro McGhee EvangelistaFIRST FRIDAY CALLSWith Good Friday being the First Friday in April, the Priests of the Parish will do their First Friday Calls on the following dates. Fr. Kelly and Fr. Ferry will visit the sick, elderly and housebound of their areas on Friday 30th March. Fr. McGroarty will visit the sick, elderly and housebound of his areas on Thursday (12th April) and Friday (13th April).Letterkenny Golf Club are holding a MONSTER AUCTION of Fine Furniture, Paintings, Household Goods and Collectibles this afternoon, Sunday 25th March from 4 pm to 7 pm in the Club House. Everyone welcome.DONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY presents ‘Sundays in Conwal’ with the DONEGAL CAMERATA String Ensemble in Conwal Parish Church, this afternoon, Sunday 25th March and Sunday 13th May at 3 pm. Tickets: €5 and €10.ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY monthly meeting will take place on Friday 30th March at 8 pm in the Pastoral Centre. All are welcome.A ONE DAY RETREAT will be held in Ards Friary, Creeslough on Saturday 31st March in preparation for Easter commencing at 10 am. To book please contact Kathleen on 9121551 before Thursday 29th March.REFLECTION THROUGH MUSIC AND PRAYER ~ Sunday 1st April at 7.30 pm in the Cathedral with Patrick Doherty and friends.A ONE DAY RETREAT will be held in Ards Friary, Creeslough on Palm Sunday, 1st April commencing at 10.30 am. Retreat Directors: Fr. Sylvester O’Flynn and Fr. Kieran Shorten. To book please contact John on 087-2531562. Everyone welcome.ALTAR SOCIETY MEMBERS ~ Sanctuary cleaning in preparation for Easter will take place on Monday 2nd April at 2 pm. Please make an effort to attend.OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) ~ An Information Evening will take place on Monday 2nd April at 7.30 pm in the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny. For further information please phone 086-2569400 or visit www.ocdnorthwest.comTIME OF REFLECTION THROUGH MUSIC ~ The Donegal Chamber Orchestra with Soloists Barbara Edwards (soprano) Louise Moore (mezzo-soprano), will present Pergolesi´s STABAT MATER (In sorrow stood a mother) on Thursday 5th April (Holy Thursday) at 2 pm in St. Eunan’s Cathedral. Admission is free, all are welcome.The annual MASS FOR PRESENTATION OF PINS to new Young Pioneers and Silver and Gold Jubilarian Pioneers will take place on Tuesday 8th May at 7.30 pm in St. Eunan’s Cathedral. If anyone is interested in receiving a silver (25 years) or gold (50 years), please contact Joe on 085-1269238, Michael on 087-6774618 or Geraldine on 087-7962045 . The silver clasp/pin is €35 plus cert for €2.50 and the gold clasp/pin is €37 plus cert for €2.50. There is also a 9ct gold plated clasp/pin for €165 which can be ordered if anyone wishes.PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION ~ 11.05 am from Sacristy into Cathedral.POLISH MASS ~ Sunday 1st April at 5 pm in the Cathedral.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL, LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 23rd, 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:letterkennyLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRALlast_img read more


DONEGAL CLUB’S HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTE TO BE CENTRE-PIECE OF TRAGIC MAN’S FUNERAL

first_imgA heartbreaking tribute by a Donegal GAA club is to be the centerpiece of a funeral service for a young man who died after taking a legal high.Tragic Jimmy GuichardJimmy Guichard died after suffering a heart attack and severe brain damage within hours of taking the substance.Jimmy, 20, was a fine hurler who played with St Eunan’s in Letterkenny before moving to London recently to look after his dad Martin who is suffering from cancer. Jimmy’s heartbroken mum Karen contacted St Eunan’s to ask them to write a piece in honour of Jimmy at his funeral service which takes place next Monday.Karen told Donegal Daily: “St Eunan’s have been so good to us and the piece they wrote about Jimmy is just amazing.“We will read it out at his funeral because it just sums Jimmy up so well. We will be forever grateful to them.”Karen also revealed she plans to ask the Letterkenny club to ask them if she can scatter some of his ashes around the ground where he spent so many happy times. Jimmy’s dad Martin will have a locket containing some of his ashes while the rest will be brought back to Ireland.Karen revealed “Jimmy came to Ireland in 2005 and he made his home here and he just loved everything about Ireland but especially hurling.“I have asked the St Eunan’s Club if they will allow me to scatter some of his ashes and they have said they will.”Karen said Jimmy’s death has not completely hit her yet but she thinks it will when she returns home with Jimmy’s ashes next Wednesday.“I am just trying to get on with it now for his two sisters and his friends. “I think it will only sink in when I bring Jimmy’s remains to Donegal. He will finally be in the place he always felt at home.“He may have been born in London but Donegal is where he called home. When we get his remains back to Donegal his soul can finally rest in peace,” she said.DONEGAL CLUB’S HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTE TO BE CENTRE-PIECE OF TRAGIC MAN’S FUNERAL was last modified: October 24th, 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:deathHURLINGJIMMY GUICHARDlegal highSt Eunanslast_img read more


Another slow start, another familiar end result for Sharks

first_imgNASHVILLE — The Sharks are bringing Patrick Marleau back to the organization with the idea that he can provide some veteran depth and much-needed versatility to a lineup that’s been shorthanded all season.But Marleau, despite his remarkable career, can’t be expected to be a cure-all.The Sharks allowed two goals by Roman Josi, third period goals by Kyle Turris and Filip Forsberg and only partly ended their offensive frustrations in a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, dropping …last_img read more


Anton Haig: golf’s next big thing?

first_img7 February 2007Twenty-year-old South African Anton Haig moved into the top 100 of the official world golf rankings by winning the prestigious Johnnie Walker Classic at the Blue Canyon Country Club in Phuket at the weekend.His victory saw him join the likes of Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Greg Norman, Tiger Woods and Nick Faldo as winners of the event. His impressive performance also captured the attention of many of the game’s top players and commentators, including Sky Sports’ respected Ewen Murray.Murray says he puts Haig in the John Daly class for driving distance. That’s quite a statement, but it is the kind of statement that will draw golf fans to take a look at the young South African’s game. After all, powering drives way, way down the fairway is the most eye-catching aspect of golf.European Ryder Cup star Darren Clarke, a regular visitor to South Africa, is equally impressed, if not more so, by Haig. He reckons Haig hits the ball “miles” and has “a great short game”.A future major winnerIn fact, Clarke feels Haig has it all and is a future major winner in the making.He’s not the only Ryder Cup player to laud the rising star. Both Lee Westwood and David Howell expressed the opinion that Haig will become a top-10 ranked player.Haig’s win in Phuket, the most prestigious of the four he has so far claimed in his short career, was as much a victory for his parents as it was for his Haig. While he was growing up his father took a job managing a farm so as to raise the funds to send young Anton to amateur tournaments. That kept dad away from home, but today he surely feels the sacrifice was worth it.Both Haig’s parents were in Thailand to witness him sink the birdie putt that won him the tournament. It also secured him a much sought after European Tour exemption until the end of 2009.Inspired by Els and GoosenIf Westwood and Howell are correct in their assessments that Haig will become a top-10 player, then he will be venturing into an area currently occupied by Ernie Els and Retief Goosen. The 20-year-old says he draws inspiration from the two South African major winners.Speaking after his victory at the Blue Canyon Country Club, he told reporters: “Ernie and Retief have been my heroes. They are awesome players and put a bit of ‘oomph’ for me to get to the top. They have great fighting spirit and never give up.”Growing up, says Haig, he eagerly followed their exploits, taking every opportunity to see them in the flesh when they played in South African events.Prior to the Johnnie Walker Classic, he had the opportunity to play a practice round with Els and Goosen, “What an experience!” he said. “I had never played with them before.”Els and Goosen impressedIt appears both the Big Easy and the Goose are equally impressed with Haig. After the Johnnie Walker Classic, Els predicted a big future for him, remarking on his booming drives, which he said are among the biggest in the game.“He’s very young, 20, and a big guy, even bigger than me. He hits it longer than I do. It’s a matter of getting experience and just playing,” said Els.Goosen, too, praised Haig’s driving ability, reckoning the young man powers the ball 20 to 30 yards further than he does. Goosen went on to remark that golf today is about length, and said once Haig gets that under control, “he’ll be good”. Coming from a man who is known for understating things, that is high praise.Goosen also commented on Haig’s positive, friendly approach to golf, noting that it is good for the game. The irony is that Haig described both Els and Goosen as down to earth. Yes, down to earth and brilliant golfers, much the same as he is.By breaking into the top 100 of the official world golf rankings, Haig became the seventh South African to crack the barrier, behind Els, Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Tim Clark, Rory Sabbatini and Charl Schwartzel. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more