It’s all about Love for Excelsior’s discus gold medal winner

first_imgExcelsior High School’s Shanice Love has been dominant at the regional level.Now, she is celebrating her first title at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Associ-ation (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, after a record-breaking performance in the Class One girls discus event.The dominant Love landed the disc an amazing 52.73 metres to erase Tara-Sue Barnett’s 2013 mark of 51.16m.Davia Brown (Hydel High), 42.76m, was second, with St Jago’s Tracey-Ann Simms, 41.52m, taking third.”This is my last Champs and I really wanted to make my mark, and I did,” beamed Love.So with two events scored, Excelsior are out in front of the girls’ race with 15 points, one more than Hydel High (14), followed by St Jago (10), Wolmer’s (nine), Holmwood (seven), Vere Technical (seven), and Buff Bay High (six).Three finals are on for today’s third day of competition among the girls.Defending champion Natalliah Whyte has been a spectator for much of the season as she struggled with a prolonged injury. She was good enough for second place in her Class One 200m heat yesterday, clocking 24.18 to finish behind Holmwood’s Shanta Deer, 24.11.Holmwood’s Ashley Williams, 23.80, was quickest to the line in the heats, with Edwin Allen’s Patrice Moody joining her as the only two athletes to dip below 24 seconds, with a 23.82 win in her heat.St Jago’s Shaniel English was most impressive in the Class Two girls 200m heats, stopping the clock at 24.07 to win her heat with little trouble. Manchester’s Dazsay Freeman clocked 24.18 to win her heat, with Edwin Allen’s Kashieka Cameron also posting the same time in her heat.CLASSOFTHE FIELDHydel’s Gabrielle Matthews, 24.95, was the class of the field in the girls Class Four 200m heats, registering the fastest time as she advanced to today’s semi-final. Edwin Allen’s Bethany Bridge had the second-fastest time – 25.09; with her teammate, Salieci Myles, 25.34; Shantae Williams (St Jago), 25.42; RenÈe-Ashley Jackson, 25.71, also of St Jago; and Hydel’s Omelia Stanley, 25.97, also looked good in qualifying, with the winner expected to come from that bunch.Joanna Reid, the 200m-400m double champion from Class Four last year, was comfortable in winning her Class Four 200m heat, stopping the clock at 24.79. But she will be hard-pressed to win this event with the likes of Kevona Davis (Edwin Allen), who also booked her spot in the next round with a 24.61 win in her heat. Britany Anderson (Vere), 24.40, and Hydel’s Ashanti Moore, 24.72, also made progress.Excelsior’s Ackera Nugent, 24.97, is another one to watch in this event.Edwin Allen’s Cemore Donald has already gone 2:10.09 in the 800m and the defending champion was authoritative in winning her heat and topping all qualifiers into today’s Class Three girls 800m semi-final with a fine 2:16.91 clocking.Her schoolmate, Kayan Green, was also the best in her heat, winning in 2:19.17 with Holmwood’s Delverna Bromfield, 2:20.48 completing the top three qualifiers. Medal favourite Britney Brown (Manchester), 2:24.14 also booked safe passage with a comfortable win in her heat.In Class 2, Chrissani May (Holmwood), who had to play bridesmaid in both the 800m and 1500m at last year’s championships – with two silver medals to her name – was keen to show her intentions at the first chance, posting the fastest time 2:15.31, in yesterday’s 800m qualifiers. Hydel’s Shanique Masters (2:15.60) finish second in the heat and was also the second fastest qualifier, with Vere’s Britnie Dixon, May’s main rival for the gold, also winning her heat comfortably in 2:17.51.Other impressive qualifiers included another Holmwood girl, Brittney Campbell, 2:17.90, Spalding’s Kimone Campbell, 2:18.15, Kelly-Ann Downer (St Andrew), 2:16.76 and Albert Town’s Tasinia Mothersill, 2:17.59.Janell Fullerton, a bronze medal winner for Edwin Allen last year, is safely through to the final of the girls Class One shot put event. Fullerton, who now defends the colours of St Jago, posted 12.12m to lead all qualifiers in her preliminary flight. But it was Immaculate Conception High’s Kadian Clarke who was most impressive, with a 12.31m mark in her flight.Medal contender Latifah Smith (XLCR), barely made it through to the final with a 10.55m effort, while Holmwood’s Georgetta Samuels, 11.89m; STETHS’ Sahjay Stevens, 11.82m and Rashida Elliott, also from Holmwood, 11.50m, where the other impressive qualifiers.Jordan Temple’s (Immaculate), 4.95m, is the best distance among qualifiers to the Class Four girls long jump event, while St Andrew’s Davia Nichol registered 4.92m on her first attempt, with Zourie Smith, also from St Andrew High and another Immaculate student, Shantay Kellyman, both going into the finals with 4.85m efforts.last_img read more

Points standing

first_imgP W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Leicester 32 20 9 3 55 31 24 692. Tottenham 32 17 11 4 57 25 32 623. Arsenal 31 17 7 7 52 30 22 584. Man City 31 16 6 9 56 32 24 545. Man Utd 31 15 8 8 39 27 12 536. West Ham 31 13 12 6 49 37 12 517. S’hampton 32 13 8 11 41 33 8 478. Stoke City 32 13 8 11 36 39 -3 479. Liverpool 30 12 9 9 46 41 5 4510. Chelsea 31 11 11 9 49 41 8 44 P W D L GF GA GD Pts11. W’ Brom 31 10 10 11 30 37 -7 4012. Everton 30 9 11 10 51 42 9 3813. B’mouth 32 10 8 14 38 54 -16 3814. Watford 31 10 7 14 30 36 -6 3715. Swansea 32 9 10 13 33 42 -9 3716. Crystal P 31 9 7 15 34 42 -8 3417. Norwich 32 8 7 17 35 56 -21 3118. S’land 31 6 9 16 36 55 -19 2719. N’castle 31 6 7 18 31 58 -27 2520. A’ Villa 32 3 7 22 22 62 -40 16last_img read more

Man jailed for 3 years for 8 grams of ganja gets High Court bail

first_imgTwenty-seven-year-old Carl Mongal of Lot 2 Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown had been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by Magistrate Judy Latchman for having 8.3 grams of cannabis in his possession, but on Friday he was granted bail in the High Court.Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes made a successful bail application on behalf of Mongal, who was subsequently ordered to pay $40,000 bail.It has been alleged that Mongol, on May 18 at Princes Street, had the aforementioned quantity of the illicit substance in two Ziploc bags. Mongal was then told of the allegation and cautioned, and he admitted to the allegation. He was arrested, taken into custody, charged, and subsequently jailed for the offence.The sentencing has caught the attention of the public, and even the politicians. In fact, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said that for small quantities of marijuana, he would support the removal of custodial sentences from the law books in their entirety.Carl MongalHe has reminded that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is committed to supporting a ‘conscience vote’ should the matter come up for a vote in the National Assembly.“To send somebody — a young person or even an older person — to jail for less than a quarter ounce of marijuana for three years, when we have people who are traffickers and we have people growing large quantities of marijuana, because they have money they get off from the system,” he explained.The former President said he is not opposed to having those charged for small quantities face some penalty, but he would recommend alternative or non-custodial sentencing, such as community work and rehabilitation.After almost three years, the AFC has still not managed to find support from the APNU for the motion, in the name of AFC parliamentarian Michael Carrington, to move the first reading of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) (Amendment) Bill.The motion to have the first reading of the Bill was tabled since December 10, 2015. The Bill itself has not been made public.Former AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes, with the help of Attorney Mark Waldron, had drafted the bill, which seeks to soften the penalties for marijuana possession.That draft bill stipulates that persons who are found in possession of the drug for personal use would be required to pay a fine of $10,000, or perform community service for a period of time, something that is being widely supported.last_img read more

Conservatives call for Gingrich

first_imgWASHINGTON – Conservative stalwart Newt Gingrich has done nothing to lay the foundation for a presidential run except talk – yet he ranks third among Republicans in most national polls. “We need to stand decisively for the values and principles of the future of the American people,” the former House speaker from Georgia declared Saturday to GOP activists who gave him a celebrity’s welcome at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Grinning, he slowly ambled down an aisle toward the speakers’ stage to the strains of “America the Beautiful,” thundering applause and chants of “Newt! Newt! Newt!” His audience – many in their 20s – reached out to touch him and take his picture. Over the past few weeks, at least four polls have shown Gingrich trailing only former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Ex-Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts came in fourth. The ranking reflects Gingrich’s status among the party’s right wing as well as the Republican base’s discontent with Giuliani, McCain and Romney. Unlike Gingrich, the three are actively campaigning for the nomination and are considered the party’s strongest contenders so far. Conservatives, however, are wary because they don’t trust any of the three to sincerely champion their causes. “A lot of Republicans are still searching,” said Wendy Nanney, chairwoman of the GOP in Greenville County, S.C. Her counterpart in Iowa’s Henry County, Robin Malmberg, agreed, saying: “Gingrich may be one that people can rally around.” Beloved by conservatives, Gingrich helped develop the “Contract with America” manifesto of 1994 and end four decades of Democratic power in the House. He abruptly resigned as speaker after a rocky four years and after the GOP’s poor showing in the 1998 elections. Now an author and lecturer, Gingrich remains popular in the party. “We’ve got to have him in the race because he’s got to focus the entire American dialogue,” said Susan Mason, 55, of Alexandria, Va., as she clutched a stack of his books for him to sign after his speech. “His time is now.” Despite his popularity, Gingrich has thus far spurned calls to seek the presidency. He insists he will wait until the fall to decide whether to run. In his only mention of the race Saturday, Gingrich proposed that every candidate pledge to hold 90-minute presidential debates once a week between Labor Day and Election Day 2008 if they win their party’s nomination. The goal, he said, is an honest dialogue free of spin, just “two adults, face to face.” “Other than that, I’m not going to think about the presidential campaign until the 30th of September,” Gingrich told the activists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Offering the ultimate getaway

first_imgThe travel packages cost $200,000 each for trips through billionaire businessman Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space venture. Cassis’ status as an approved seller of these trips puts the agency in the vanguard of what may become a growing and evolving niche of the leisure industry. “I think we’re on the edge of a whole new era of air travel,” Montgomery said. Virgin Galactic awarded the exclusive right to sell the trips in North America to the Virtuoso luxury travel network, which includes numerous agencies worldwide including Cassis. About 200 people worldwide already have paid $20,000 to $200,000 to reserve a seat on Virgin Galactic, which could start taking off from the Mojave Desert as early as 2009. Imagine yourself on a vacation so amazing that you feel like you’re floating on air. Now imagine that you’re really floating – this time in space. Redondo Beach resident Michelle Montgomery hopes people make this mental leap. Montgomery’s Cassis Travel Services in Los Angeles is one of only a few dozen travel agencies in North America offering suborbital trips to the edge of space, where tourists can experience a few minutes of weightlessness. Cassis and other Virtuoso members are just starting to promote the trips after a select few travel agents were trained in February at Kennedy Space Center. So far, no one has made reservations through Cassis, although at least two people have made serious inquiries with the agency, Montgomery said. Marketing will target wealthy baby boomers, she said. “(They) have the desire to do it, plus they can pay,” Montgomery said. “They’ve done it all. They’ve been to Italy five times, they’ve done the safaris. They’ve been to all the high-end cruises. This has a wow factor to it.” Virgin Galactic “looks promising,” said Gerard Tellis, a professor of innovation at USC’s Marshall School of Business. He likened the venture to the first commercially available personal computer in 1975, which was “just a little box with flashing lights” able to do only modest functions, Tellis said. “That’s how things start, and over time the innovators are able to bring costs down and increase the benefits,” Tellis said. Interest in Virgin Galactic flights will grow as celebrities and other tourists start taking the trips, said John Spencer, founder of the Space Tourism Society, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that promotes and conducts research on space tourism. “But real space tourism is a very niche market, a high, high-end market,” Spencer said. To prepare the North American “space agents,” Virgin Galactic hosted them for two days of training at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. They learned about the planned suborbital trips and rode in a flight simulator and a G-force simulator that created the gravity-intensifying sensation of ascension to space. The agents then can bring that experience and the excitement it carried to unique sales pitches. “It’s something a little bit different,” said Patricia O’Neill, the only Cassis space agent and one of 47 in North America chosen by Virtuoso to participate in the program. “You’re selling an experience instead of a destination. No hotels in space … yet.” Lindsey Wallace, an agent at Linara Travel in Calabasas, said he hasn’t sold any space trips yet, but he’s seen some interest as he prepares his marketing plan. “We definitely have some inquiries and we have a few in the works,” Wallace said. Virgin Galactic will base its tourist spacecraft on SpaceShipOne, which made history in 2004 by being the first privately funded manned rocket to reach space, defined as at least 62 miles up. Burt Rutan, who designed SpaceShipOne, also is designing Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. The craft will carry six passengers and two pilots for the two-hour trip. Passengers will experience four minutes to five minutes of zero gravity as they leave their seats to float around and marvel at Earth below. Re-entry will be intense enough to create the effect of six times the force of gravity on the passengers. The first commercial flights likely will take off from the Mojave Desert before the operation is moved to New Mexico in 2010 or 2011. Virgin Galactic has set a goal of 500 passengers in the first year and 50,000 in the first decade. But this may just be the beginning, said Spencer of the Space Tourism Society. As technology advances and the price of space flights drops, entertainment in space will grow, Spencer said. Activities could include zero-gravity basketball and dune buggy races around the moon, he said. muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com160Want 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


first_imgA JUDGE has adjourned the sentencing of a Celtic fan accused of sectarian chanting in Letterkenny in which he called a lone Rangers fan a ‘Hun’.Edward McLoughlin, 20, from Ard Na Ri, Long Lane Letterkenny, was accused of threatening behaviour, failing to follow the direction of a Garda and being drunk in a public place.Neither Judge Paul Kelly nor McLoughlin’s solicitor Frank Dorrian had heard of the ‘hun’ phrase before, they told the court. Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that McLoughlin had been warned by Gardai about the use of sectarian language during the incident in Letterkenny on August 4 last year.Mr Dorrian told Judge Kelly that Mr McLoughlin had a number of friends and “one of their pals had taken to wearing a Rangers shirt when they were out and about.”The defence solicitor went on: “He (McLoughlin) was leading a sing-song; there was only one Rangers supporters there. Gardai intervened.“I didn’t know myself what this reference was.”He said his client, who is unemployed, had too much to drink on the night in question.Judge Kelly warned the 20-year-old: “I don’t want to hear any more of that behaviour Mr McLoughlin.”The accused man assured the judge that the incident would not be repeated.Judge Kelly adjourned sentencing in the case until Jan 28 for reports “to see if he can behave himself over Christmas.”CELTIC FAN CALLED RANGERS SUPPORTER A ‘HUN’ – COURT HEARS was last modified: October 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:CelticCELTIC FAN CALLED RANGERS SUPPORTER A ‘HUN’ – COURT HEARSletterkennyRangerssectarianlast_img read more

Gallagher wins Malin 5K – where did you come?

first_imgMalin GAA 5K 2016Place Bib Name Gender AG Club Time1. 700 Conor Gallagher m MO Malin 20:23,82. 934 Charlie Byrne m MO Get Fit Gym Club 20:30,83. 642 Shane Mulhern m MO 21:26,74. 683 Anna Mc Ginley f FO Inishowen A.C. 21:40,05. 682 Aileen Doherty f FO Inishowen A.C. 22:12,86. 643 Conor O Neill m B14 22:23,27. 679 Sharon Mc Daid f FO Inishowen A.C. 22:35,48. 685 Connor Quigley m B16 Malin 23:08,89. 652 Ronan Farren m B14 23:14,110. 636 John Mc Laughlin m MO Malin GAA 23:16,211. 666 Martin Lafferty m MO Malin 23:24,212. 645 Susan Doherty f F40 Inishowen A.C. 23:30,313. 919 Ryan Doherty m MO Malin GAA 23:38,114. 918 Damien O Donnell m MO 24:23,515. 903 Gerard Rustard m MO Malin GAA 24:32,616. 647 Cormaic Cullinan m MO Malin 24:41,217. 910 Gráinne Byrne f FO 24:46,818. 748 Brian O Reilly m M40 24:53,919. 930 Danny Lafferty m MO 25:05,920. 684 Connor Mc Colgan m MO Malin 25:38,721. 677 Adam Mc Gonagle m B14 Malin GAA 25:42,322. 631 Peter Mc Callion m B14 Malin 25:42,323. 912 Dan Mc Daid m MO Malin 25:56,924. 933 Eamonn Ryan m M50 26:02,125. 746 Brendan Monagle m MO 26:06,226. 690 David Doherty m B14 Malin 26:16,027. 696 Matthew Mooney m B14 Malin 26:24,528. 670 John Boyle m B14 Ballinascreen Derry 26:40,229. 644 Aisling O Neill f G14 27:05,630. 750 Evan Mc Laughlin m B16 Malin 27:20,931. 692 Aisling Doherty f FO Malin 27:24,832. 646 Maria Mc Laughlin f FO 27:38,933. 936 Christopher Mc Laughlin m MO Malin GAA 27:44,034. 749 Breda O Reilly f FO 27:45,735. 742 Dean Doherty m B14 Malin GAA 27:50,636. 680 Catriona Mc Elhinney f F40 27:51,437. 940 Teresa Doherty f FO Malin GAA 27:51,938. 681 Michelle Mc Grory f F40 27:56,239. 743 Aoife Doherty f FO Turas 28:00,240. 745 Michael Doherty m M40 Turas 28:00,341. 651 Aoife Farren f G14 28:02,842. 653 Maura Farren f F40 Inishowen A.C. 28:03,543. 649 Niamh Farren f G14 28:03,544. 632 Seamus Mc Laughlin m M40 28:05,045. 656 Deirdre Mc Laughlin f F40 28:07,546. 657 Fionnuala Mc Laughlin f G14 Inishowen A.C. 28:07,547. 921 Ciaran Doherty m B16 Malin GAA 28:27,548. 660 Theresa Quigley f FO 28:30,549. 917 Eamonn Porter m MO 28:38,150. 641 Daniel Mulhern m MO 28:51,151. 941 Molly Connolly f G14 28:53,252. 747 Seana Monagle f FO 29:18,453. 654 Denise Mc Carron f F40 29:37,854. 932 Emer Lafferty f FO 30:16,255. 634 Kate Connolly f F40 30:27,456. 639 Diarmuid Mc Carron m B16 Malin GAA 30:52,757. 675 Caitlin Monagle f G14 31:14,458. 908 Sophie Murphy f G14 Malin GAA 31:15,459. 939 Majella Mc Callion f F40 31:17,760. 691 Aidan Doherty m B14 Malin 31:23,161. 671 Martina Boyle f F40 Ballinascreen Derry 31:31,662. 929 Darragh Mc Geoghegan m B14 31:35,263. 659 Oran Mc Laughlin m B14 31:41,464. 662 Martin Mc Laughlin m B14 31:41,865. 694 Roisin Doherty f FO Malin 31:44,566. 909 Susan Byrne f F60 31:48,567. 655 Calvin White m B14 31:51,168. 676 Heather Mc Gonagle f F50 31:57,769. 635 Michael Connolly m B14 32:07,570. 665 Patrick Mc Laughlin m B14 Malin 32:16,571. 633 Jamie Mc Laughlin m B14 Malin 32:23,072. 927 Tiarnan Mc Geoghan m B14 32:45,573. 661 Michael Walsh m B14 32:56,174. 687 Darragh Lafferty m B14 Malin 32:59,075. 686 Mairead Lafferty f FO 32:59,276. 744 Libby Doherty f F40 33:24,477. 741 Manus Doherty m B14 Turas 33:24,478. 931 Noel Mc Laughlin m M60 34:35,979. 650 Taylor Bonner f G14 Malin 34:51,880. 669 Niamh Boyle f G14 Ballinascreen Derry 35:04,181. 668 Eimear Rose Boyle f G14 Ballinascreen Derry 35:04,282. 693 Eimear O Doherty f FO Malin 35:08,483. 658 Jack Lafferty m B14 35:50,284. 664 Elaine Mc Laughlin f F40 36:12,785. 901 Ben Miller m B14 Malin GAA 36:57,986. 678 Danny Fildara m B14 Malin 36:58,587. 673 Saoirse Monagle f G14 37:33,188. 916 Mairead O Neill f F40 37:57,689. 663 Ciara Mc Laughlin f F16 38:37,690. 638 Michael Mc Carron m B14 39:26,691. 935 John Mc Laughlin m M40 Malin GAA 39:59,692. 937 Daniel Mc Laughlin m B14 Malin GAA 39:59,893. 667 Michael Boyle m M40 Ballinascreen Derry 40:39,394. 672 Fran Monagle f FO 41:54,295. 926 Frances Mc Geoghegan f F40 41:56,296. 924 Cliona Mc Geoghegan f G14 41:56,297. 925 Shayna Mc Geoghegan f G14 41:56,298. 695 Mary Mooney f FO Malin 42:36,099. 637 Mags Mulhall f FO Moville GAA 43:06,6100. 922 Joe Devlin m M40 43:07,7101. 923 Claire Devlin f F40 43:10,0102. 674 Niamh Monagle f G14 43:26,4103. 640 Mary Mc Carron f G14 Malin GAA 43:27,4104. 904 Caitlín Rustara f G14 Malin 43:29,0105. 928 Oisin Mc Geoghegan m B14 50:22,0106. 689 Owen Kelly m B14 Malin 50:27,8107. 913 Alisha Campbell f G14 Malin 52:12,6108. 920 Ryhs Murphy m B14 Malin GAA 52:12,9109. 699 Nicole Mc Laughlin f F16 Malin 52:14,0110. 698 Charlene Babby f F16 Malin 52:14,0111. 911 Joanne Mc Daid f FO Malin 52:22,4112. 697 Marita Shan Doherty f F40 52:28,2113. 914 Theresa Mc Daid f FO Malin 54:21,9114. 915 Kathleen Mc Daid f FO Malin 54:22,0115. 902 Katie Nolan f G14 56:39,7116. 907 Tiernan Mc Intyre m B14 56:46,5117. 906 Catrena Nolan f FO 59:29,6118. 905 Jj Nolan m B14 59:30,6Gallagher wins Malin 5K – where did you come? was last modified: August 10th, 2016 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:Conor GallagherMalin 5klast_img read more


first_imgWeek Commencing Monday 7/5/12Craft Fair: As part of the 20 year celebration taking place on Saturday 23rd June, We are holding a craft fair in the marquee. If you would be interested in taking a stall at this fair, please contact Anita/Marie on 07491 41773!Just for Me: Every Thursday from 11a.m. – 1p.m. in the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Card making, Flower arranging, Zumba, Cookery and information sessions. €3 per week. If you are a mother and have a few hours to spare every week feel free to pop in or phone 91 41773. Kids Klub: Friday 20th April @ 6p.m. is the official launch date for the new Kids Klub where children from the age of 5 – 12 years can take part in activities such as Football, Dancing, Photography, Cinema Nights, computers and much more. Entry is only €1 per week and if you have any queries, contact 91 41773.Basic Irish: The classes will begin on Tuesday 8th May from 10.30a.m.- 1.30p.m and not on Thursday as specified in The Wee Paper. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LIFFORD CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgA YOUNG St Eunan’s Ladies team have been crowned the Crossmaglen 7s Shield Champions today.The team – all aged under 20 – took Ballyhegan to extra time in the final of the prestigious senior ladies tournament.And then the Letterkenny girls beat the fancied Armagh team handsomely, showing all that hard work in the convent gym paid off. The final score was 2-10 to 2-04.Proud manager Alan O’Connell said: “It was a fantastic day for us.“We had such a young squad with us and the girls performed brilliantly.”  YOUNG ST EUNAN’S LADIES CROWNED CROSSMAGLEN 7s SHIELD CHAMPS was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Crossmaglen 7s.LadiesSt Eunanslast_img read more

A pleasant surprise

first_img Returning the letter to the hillside has been the talk of the town for quite some time, but it was just talk until a group of residents and business owners finally did something about it. “We wanted it to be a secret, we wanted to surprise the community so we didn’t let a lot of people know what we were doing,” said Peggy Martinez, an Azusa High alum. After going through the proper channels, a plot was hatched. They cleared the brush and rediscovered the original form. The group fitted together pieces of donated canvas in the flatlands before putting them on the hillside. Metal bars serve as stakes to keep the letter — with legs measuring 10 feet wide each –safe in the elements. “I think it’s great. I like it,” said organizer Art Ramirez, who didn’t attend Azusa High. Marianne Love can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108, or by e-mail at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 It would remain in plain sight until the rain washed it away. Just before football season the following year, the A would reappear with the help of the school’s football team. “As a child I would see the A in the mountains. It was always up there,” said Ralph Rodriguez, 35, one of the two dozen people who worked for months organizing the secret effort to return the letter. “It’s a pride thing. Whenever I left Azusa and returned and saw the A, it reminded me that I was home.” The tradition was cut short in 1991 when a group of students, including a cheerleader, took a ride in a jeep up to the letter and veered of the road, tumbling down the hill. A part of the cheerleader’s ear was ripped off as Gahring remembers. “Adults went up there and some kids followed. They were driving along the fire road when the accident happened,” she recalled. Azusa is back in the game. Residents woke up recently to a white, 70-foot letter “A” in the foothills, something that hasn’t been there for 14 years. Most know about the tradition that started in November 1958 by the Key Club of Azusa High School. “I wondered who put it up there. I was hoping it wasn’t our football team,” said Sandy Gahring, athlete director at Azusa High School. In the past, people trekked about one-fifth of a mile up the hill to create the “A” with chalk used to line the foothill field.last_img read more