Three men who allegedly went on a break and enter spree early this month were on Wednesday brought before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Eon Thompson, 30; Courtney Sobosa, 33; and Marlon Williams, 38; a minibus driver, appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and all denied the charge read to them.The charge alleged that between January 6-7, 2018, in Georgetown, they broke and entered a motorcar belonging to Kennette David and stole $153,000 worth of items.The men also broke and entered the cars of Ricky Noods and Derick Henry and stole a total of $403,900 worth of items.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne had no bail objections and this was granted in the sum of $25,000 on each count. The trio is expected to make their next court appearance on February 7.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DATEBOOK TODAY Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Malibu Creek State Park. Bring binoculars, drink, and wear comfortable shoes. Beginners welcome. Enter park on Las Virgenes Road 1/4 mile south of Mulholland Highway. Meet in lower parking lot. Call (310) 457-5796. Used Book Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rosenkrantz Library, The New JCC At Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Call (818) 464-3281. Winter Walk-About Hike, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cold Creek preserve. Enter park on Stunt Road past Mulholland Highway. Meet at Lower Stunt High Trailhead. Call (818) 591-1701. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Santa Clarita City Council adopted a specific plan for downtown Newhall in December 2005. The area set for redevelopment is envisioned as a pedestrian-friendly arts and entertainment enclave; retooled zoning codes will permit denser commercial development. Last year the city bought the Union 76 gas station property at the corner of San Fernando and Lyons for about $840,000 – kitty-corner from Fitterer’s building. It also purchased the shuttered Moore’s Submarine Sandwiches property on San Fernando and Fifth Street for $760,000. The city hopes to preserve the old jail building on Spruce, now occupied by the Antique Flower Garden. Fitterer bought the corner property about a decade ago in part because of its high visibility to droves of passing motorists. He says he’s not interested in selling. The city’s letter voiced interest but did not pitch a sale, he said. Chris Price, an assistant city engineer, said phase one of the redevelopment process is not intended to move at warp speed. “Any sort of process that would lead to legal action would be a long process, and staff’s direction is to work with any property or business owners to avoid that possibility,” he said. “Staff has direction to appraise certain properties that make up a couple of the catalyst sites for the (plan), and that may lead to offers to purchase, but it doesn’t mean anything beyond that at this point.” NEWHALL – The city plans to embark next week on the controversial restriping of two thoroughfares in downtown Newhall and is poised to appraise properties near a planned civic site as part of $7 million earmarked for the first phase of area improvements. Not all in the area targeted for redevelopment who received Santa Clarita’s appraisal notice embraced the prospect. “I’m sure it’s a preliminary for saying they’re going to do eminent domain if I don’t cooperate,” said Tom Fitterer, who owns a building near Lyons Avenue and San Fernando Road that’s occupied by a tattoo parlor and gallery. The city would like to buy properties north of Lyons on Spruce Street near a site it already owns, and officials said they would use eminent domain only as a last resort. The city has said developers will be expected to exhaust every option in striking deals with property owners, and several parcels may need to be bundled to create large enough spaces to accommodate big developments. Eminent domain is government’s power to take private property for a public use. If the city decides to “assemble” properties for a project and must invoke eminent domain, the property owners would be paid and relocated, Price said. This past winter, the city ordered a study to evaluate retail needs that are under-served in Newhall. The study provides recommendations for a “good” mix of retail tenants – such as dining, shopping and nightlife venues. Auto-related businesses, which comprise roughly 11 percent of the area’s companies, will be allowed to stay under the specific plan but not to expand, said Alex Hernandez, an administrative analyst for the city. Service providers such as medical and dental practices, which comprise about two-thirds of the area’s businesses, would be allowed to remain. “(The study) found we have an under-supply of movie theaters,” which would be a welcome addition, Hernandez said. Meanwhile, the restriping – which might cost up to $800,000 – could start Monday and should finish by the end of June. San Fernando Road between Fifth and Lyons will be restriped from four lanes to two to slow through traffic and make room for back-in angled parking. The speed limit will drop from 40 mph to 25 mph. “Nobody I’ve talked to is excited about back-in parking,” said Terry Carberry, who with his wife, LaVonne, owns an environmental consulting business and the building it occupies on San Fernando between 8th and Market streets. email@example.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Lionel Messi with the Golden Ball after losing the World Cup final Lionel Messi may have lost the World Cup final to Germany but he picked up an individual award as he was named the tournament’s best player by FIFA.The Argentine star was unable to inspire his nation to victory against Joachim Low’s side over 120 minutes but did pick up the Golden Ball after the conclusion of the match.Elsewhere, Colombia’s James Rodriguez picked up the Golden Boot for top scorer after he netted six times in five matches.Germany’s Manuel Neuer was awarded the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper, having conceded just four goals in seven games between the sticks for the champions.Finally, France’s Paul Pogba was named the young player of the tournament in Brazil.
1 West Ham celebrate Diafra Sakho’s goal West Ham began their first European campaign for nine years with a straightforward 3-0 victory over Andorra minnows Lusitanos.The Hammers, who made the Europa League qualifying first-round tie having topped the Fair Play Table last season, entertained the packed, 35,000-strong Upton Park crowd, with manager Slaven Bilic in the stands.Top frontman Diafra Sakho – who scored 12 goals in 26 games last term – netted a cool first-half brace with James Tomkins adding a third after the break to put the hosts in control ahead of their second leg trip to the tiny principality on 9 July.It’s a long road to a potential group stage spot, though – if they do see off Lusitanos over the two legs, they’ll face another two qualifying clashes before a final play-off to enter the competition proper.With academy manager Terry Westley in charge, West Ham named a youthful side, with 16-year-old Reece Oxford – the England Under-17 captain – becoming West Ham’s youngest ever player as he started alongside Diego Poyet, 20, in midfield.New goalkeeper Darren Randolph was also in action but it was a quiet debut for the former Birmingham man, as the visitors fired just two shots at goal in the 90 minutes – with none hitting the target.It was a sluggish start from the Hammers, with Oxford forcing the Lusitanos goalkeeper into the first save of the night with a tame header on 12 minutes.Sakho should have broken the deadlock on the half-hour mark after a smart Diego Poyet – son of former Sunderland manager Gus – pass allowed Amalfitano to stand up a cross for the Senegal forward – who could only head over from close range.But the striker made no mistake when presented with a similar chance ten minutes later, nodding home Zarate’s cross after some smart work by the tricky Argentine.And the Senegal international swept home his second on the stroke of half-time, this time taking up a position in the box to convert Zarate’s low crossThe second half started in a similar pattern to the first and again it was Oxford who came close to scoring, this time with a rasping long-range drive which flew just wide.Tomkins nodded home a third soon afterwards, steering a header into the net after smart work by Jarvis, with Sakho making way soon after as Elliot Lee was introduced.Further changes from both sides fragmented play in the closing stages, with academy product Josh Cullen rattling the crossbar with a dipping effort in stoppage time.
So, for example, when those dueling guitars take off during “Hotel California,” the chance to watch the fretwork of Joe Walsh in tandem with Nashville’s always-dependable hired hand Steuart Smith was much appreciated. The Eagles were so good, in fact, that they managed to wipe away any lingering memory of the Dixie Chicks, who opened the night with a lengthy, self-absorbed set that was a whole lot of nothing. It probably shouldn’t have been surprising that singer Natalie Maines couldn’t bring herself to utter a word about the new theater they’d been invited to open, but it was. A prestigious gig in anybody’s book, but Maines acted like the night was nothing special, as if she was just shopping for linen at Bed, Bath & Beyond. No class. If you can snag some seats, do catch the Eagles, who return to the Nokia for five more shows over the next week or so. The Dixie Chicks, on the other hand, should be returned to the farm at the earliest opportunity. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3676160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Other things have changed, too. The audience at the Nokia was older and well-heeled, and they had to be in order to cough up the kind of cash the band was asking for tickets. It wasn’t a rowdy bunch. Although lines at the theater’s concession stands resembled the bumper-to-bumper freeway traffic getting down there, most were buying bottled water instead of booze, and the venue itself is proudly a no-smoking environment inside and out. There were some kinks to be ironed out by Nokia’s management, if they can. For one, there’s no place to mingle or just hang out in the multi-leveled lobby areas because those smallish spaces are so congested with masses of people waiting in slow-moving lines to buy water. The idea, apparently, is to get people to their seats, which is where they should probably remain, until they can get home and drink all the water they want. Parking, however, was a breeze. Once you got off the freeway (it took 1 1/2 hours to get from Sherman Oaks to 9th Street on Thursday), it was surprisingly smooth sailing all around Staples Center (even though there was a Clippers game happening at the same time) and there was an abundance of parking both on and off the site. Once inside and the music started, it became clear a lot of work went into the place. Along with a punchy sound design that made you not only feel the bass but allowed you to hear all the band’s dozen players (a horn section was added for a couple of numbers), the video screens offered well-directed close-ups of the soloists. Hate them if you must because they have more money than Jesus, Moses and Buddha combined, but there’s no denying the Eagles are a helluva live band – and the ideal way to test the waters at the opening night of downtown’s Nokia Theatre. The quintessential Los Angeles combo sounded simply great Thursday in the first demonstration of the Nokia’s sound and video design, and even those in the farthest seats were able to appreciate all that was happening on the venue’s big stage. The Eagles, of course, don’t hit bum notes and their polish, along with classy songs that retain their original strength, was a delight to behold in the 7,100-seat hall. Opening with four numbers from their forthcoming double album, the group led by Don Henley and Glenn Frey could do no wrong in a 20-song set that took in such peak moments as “Lyin’ Eyes,” “One of These Nights” and “Hotel California,” which was an awesome thing to behold, even for someone who has spent a lifetime switching the dashboard dial at the mere hint of the line, “On a dark desert highway…” Looking fit, if not particularly amused, Frey, Henley and the enigmatic Timothy B. Schmit delivered the million-dollar harmonies that decades ago helped lift the music industry into it’s most lucrative period. That was a long time ago; these days, the Eagles are putting out their self-produced new record on their own label.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not travelled with his new Man United team-mates to China Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he deliberated for “many hours” over whether to include Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his travelling squad to China before opting to grant him extra holiday.The 34-year-old Sweden star joined United on a free transfer earlier this month following his country’s exit from Euro 2016 in the group stages.Despite including some players who also took part in the tournament, and some for a longer period of time, for the tour of China, Mourinho revealed he must take extra care when considering Ibrahimovic’s condition.“My decision on Zlatan is the consequence of many hours of study, analysis and discussion with my staff,” said the Portuguese.“Despite the fact he was out of the Euros one match before the English guys, everything is different.“The body is different, the mind is different and the timing to have holidays and even things you don’t know, and don’t have to know, is to prepare in a different way like we do at training level.“We try to do suits by measure that are perfect for the person and the way I’m building the team is more important for me with the players from other positions than the one I think who is going to play as the striker.“I need to change the profile of the team in relation to other dynamics. The striker will be the easy one to finish the puzzle.” 1
CAIRO, Egypt – Seventeen days after a U.S. airstrike in eastern Pakistan targeted but missed Osama bin Laden’s second in command, a combative and angry Ayman al-Zawahri showed up in a videotape with a fresh taunt for President George W. Bush. “Bush, do you know where I am?” al-Zawahri, wearing white robes and a white turban, said in the tape aired Monday on Al-Jazeera TV. “I am among the Muslim masses, enjoying God’s blessing of their support, care, generosity and protection.” Al-Qaida’s No. 2 mocked Bush as a “failure” in the war on terror, called him a “butcher” for killing innocent Pakistanis in the miscarried airstrike, chastised his administration for rejecting bin Laden’s offer of a truce and threatened a new attack in the United States – “God willing, on your own land.” The video, broadcast a day before Bush delivers his State of the Union address, provided the first concrete evidence that al-Zawahri was still alive after the Jan. 13 airstrike that killed four other al-Qaida leaders and 13 villagers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The message came on the heels of a Jan. 19 audiotape by bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader’s first tape in more than a year. Bin Laden said his followers were preparing an attack in the United States and offered the Americans a conditional truce, though he did not spell out terms. A U.S. counterterrorism official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in compliance with office policy, said there is no reason to doubt the authenticity of the al-Zawahri video, which U.S. intelligence officials were analyzing. The counterterrorism official noted the video was disseminated quickly, demonstrating al-Zawahri’s ability to get his message out even faster than bin Laden. That suggests the two are not hiding together and bin Laden may be in a more remote location than his deputy, the official said. “The al-Qaida leadership is clearly on the run and under a lot of pressure,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan said in response to the video. McClellan said the United States has brought many of the terrorist group’s leaders to justice. “We continue to take the threat seriously and continue to pursue all those who seek to do us harm.” The Homeland Security Department had no immediate plans to raise the nation’s terror threat levels because of the Zawahri tape, said spokesman Russ Knocke. U.S. officials had said after the bin Laden tape that no intelligence indicated an imminent al-Qaida attack. On Monday, FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said the bureau would ask agents around the country to review ongoing cases and tips in light of the latest video, especially with the State of the Union in Washington and the Super Bowl in Detroit this week. Al-Zawahri said in the video that he had a number of messages in the wake of the airstrike. In one message, he invited Bush to convert to Islam. “If you accept, you will become a brother in our faith and God will forgive you your sins,” the Al-Jazeera news-reader quoted him as saying. The invitation was not in the excerpts aired by the Arab satellite station. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal produced a magnificent array of sporting successes during the month of September in athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling gymnastics, horseracing, rowing and soccer. Those achievers are expected to feature prominently in the nominations list for the 40th Donegal Sports Star Awards, which will take place at the end of January.Among the highlights last month were Brett McGinty’s silver medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa; Sinead Jennings reaching the qualification in rowing for the 2016 Olympic Games while Mark English’s return to form continued as the Letterkenny man set new Irish records at both the 500m and 600m distances in the space of a week. Gymnast Patrick Quinlivan followed up his Olympic success in Los Angeles by winning two silver medals at the 2015 Disability British Championships while Raphoe’s Rachael Darragh picked up gold in both the women’s singles and doubles at the Irish U19 Open Badminton Championships. Among the other high achievers in September were John Joe McGee (draughts), Ciara Doogan (cycling), Roma McLaughlin (soccer), Triona McMenamin (surf-lifesaving and Triathlon),Pauric McKinney (athletics), Oisin Orr (horseracing), Donegal’s five Ulster GAA All-Stars and Finn Harps who secured their play in the promotion play-offs.In early September the reigning Overall Donegal Sports Star Award winner Mark English set a new Irish 600m record after finishing second in a time of 1:15.71 at the Flame Games in Amsterdam.A week later the Letterkenny man broke the one-minute mark for 500m at the Great North City Games in Newcastle clocking 59.58 seconds for the distance. In the middle of the month Pauric McKinney set a new national Over 50 record for the 5k with a time of 15.31 at the Donegal senior 5k road championships in Letterkenny where the Inishowen AC man finished second overall.At the beginning of the month Raphoe’s Rachael Darragh won gold in both the women’s singles and doubles at the Irish Under-19 Open in Baldoyle, Dublin. Darragh – a niece of double Olympic badminton player Chloe Magee – defeated Holly Newall from Scotland in the women’s singles final with a magnificent display to win 21-18, 21-5. Rachael then teamed up with Sara Boyle to defeat Sweden’s Tilda Sjoo and Ella Soderstrom over two games in the women’s doubles decider (21-15, 21-13). Rachael also won silver in the mixed doubles. Rachael’s uncle Joshua Magee was selected as part of Badminton Europe’s Future Stars Project. The aim of the project is to help players bridge the gap between Junior and Senior badminton. Three Letterkenny Blaze Basketball Club members Kathleen Kelly, Eilis Dolan and Laura Kealy were members of the Northern Ireland squad who played the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Scotland.St. Johnston boxer Brett McGinty reached the 69kgs final at the Commonwealth Youth Games by defeating Australian Jack Gipp on a unanimous decision at the Tuana’Imato Sports Facility in Samoa. And while there was subsequent disappointment the following the day after narrowly losing out to English fighter Mohammed Harris Akbar, McGinty had still secured a super silver medal. At the beginning of September Raphoe woman Hazel Magee captained Strabane Saints to an historic double when the club captured the North West League title. The club had already won the NWCU Ladies Cup.Team Donegal Oil members Sean McFadden, Arthur McMahon, Gavin Harris and Michael McGarvey finished in fifth place overall after the Race Around Ireland cycle. A second two-man Donegal team of Eunan Quinn and Ted McCafferty Rentwise/ Ted’s Bike Shop were sixth overall. Gerard Callaghan and Michael Russell were members of another Donegal team, Tír Conaill Wheelers who also completed the marathon around Ireland cycle. Gortahork girl Ciara Doogan finished 28th at the Junior Women’s Individual Team Time Trail at UCI World Road Championships in Richmond, USA. Doogan’s time for the 15k was 23 minutes and four seconds. Meanwhile Errigal CC members Conor Halvey and Shauna McFadden had very good outings at the British Cycling UK Inter-Regional Road Championships in Nottingham. Letterkenny lad Halvey was 18th in the Street Sprint and played his part in Ulster winning the team event. Shauna McFadden also from Letterkenny was 14th in the 55k Individual Road Race. Shauna won the B section and was fifth overall.Sean McFadden was third in his age group at the National Triathlon Series race in Lough Key, Co. Roscommon. Sean was also third overall at the Groomsport half ironman in Co. Down. His time for the half marathon was 1.41.16, which he did after a 25min 04sec swim and a 2h 32m 28sec cycle. Sean was also first in the 35-39 category. In the middle of September a 2014 Donegal Sports Star Award winner Buncrana man John Joe McGee took the Northern Ireland Draughts Open Championship at the Greenvale Hotel Cookstown. While there were players from all over Europe taking part it turned out to be an all Inishowen final with McGee defeating fellow Buncrana man Billy Kelly in the decider. John Joe is the reigning All Ireland Senior Champion.There was further success for Letterkenny gymnast Patrick Quinlivan as he won two silver medals at the 2015 Disability British Championships in Bolton. The 31-year-old faced very stiff opposition including the winner of three golds at the Olympics in Los Angeles. Patrick won silver medals in the Vault and Rings. And he was also very proud of the fact that he featured on the front cover of the official programme for Sunday’s finals. At the start of September five Donegal players Paul Durcan, Neil McGee, Neil Gallagher, Ryan McHugh, and Michael Murphy players were named on the Irish News All-Stars Team of the Year for 2015 at a gala banquet in the Armagh City Hotel. On the same night Termon Ladies star Geraldine McLaughlin won a Special Merit Award. Termon’s Olive McCafferty and Karen Feeney (Falcarragh) were on the Scotland side that defeated Derry 1-13 to 2-5 in the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship semi-final at Fingallians in Dublin. In the middle of the month the Termon Ladies won the Donegal Senior Football Championship Final with a 4-13 to 1-11 victory over Glenfin in Convoy to make it four titles in a row. On the last weekend of September reigning champions St. Eunan’s secured their place in the County Final with a comfortable 2-15 to 0-11 win over St. Michael’s to set up a meeting with Naomh Conaill who had an equally untroubled passage to the decider thanks to a 4-10 to 0-11 victory over Kilcar.Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club became the first team from the county to win the J.B. Carr Diamond Trophy Tournament. Representing Ulster the team defeated Tullamore and Tuam in the semi-final and final respectively at the Woodenbridge G.C. in Wicklow. Raphoe Hockey Club players Alexander Tinney, Ben Wallace and Luke Witherow were all members of the Ulster team who won gold at the U18 Sainsbury School Games in Manchester. Wallace was among the goalscorers while Tinney was vice-captain of the provincial team.In horseracing young Ballyare jockey Oisin Orr continued his excellent start in the saddle by winning at a big race meeting in Naas. The teenager rode the Eddie Lynam trained Louis Leroy to victory with just a half a length to spare. It was the fifth victory of his career to date. On the hurling Burt lifted their fifth successive Donegal Senior Hurling title with a hard earned and narrow 2-7 to 0-12 win over McCumhaills at the O’Donnell Park.In Martial Arts 10-year-old Ciaran Crawford from the Three Rivers Shotokan Karate Club in Lifford won a silver medal in the U12 section at the British International Open Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. There was further success for Ciaran who won another silver in the U12 Kumite section at the first ever CIKA Ireland International Open Championships held in Dublin. And at the same championships there was a bronze medal for Three Rivers Natasha Doherty in the U12 Kunite section. At the end of September Ramelton man Brian Coyle won a bronze medal at the World Masters Jiu Jitsu Championships in Las Vegas. Coyle came third in the brown belt Master Light Featherweight Division 1.Kilmacrennan’s Richard Kerr had a mixed weekend at round 10 of the Motostar Championship outing at Oulton Park in Cheshire but still managed a 13th place finish to secure three valuable points. On the first Saturday in September, Letterkenny woman Sinead Jennings and her partner in the lightweight women’s double sculls, Claire Lambe took a giant step towards qualification for next year’s Olympic Games by finishing third in the World Rowing Championships B final at Aiguebelette in France. Three Letterkenny RFC players Joseph Dunleavy (wing-forward), Daniel Faulkner (centre) and Peter Scott (full-back) started on the Ulster U18 team who lost 15-8 to Connaught in an opening Intro-provincial developmental match at Rainey RFC in Magherafelt.At the beginning of September Leitirmacaward’s Carl McHugh scored the winner for Plymouth Argyle in the Football League Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at AFC Wimbledon in a 3-2 victory. It was a good month for Rathmullan’s Zoe Green, who played two the full 90 minutes in back-to-back international friendlies against Scotland. In the first match the Irish defeated Scotland 1-0 but lost the second 3-0. Shay Given, Seamus Coleman and Ciaran Clark were members of the Republic of Ireland starting 11 that defeated Georgia 1-0 at the Aviva Stadium to keep alive their hopes of qualification for next year’s European Championships.Ballybofey’s Johnny Dunleavy captained Cork City to a 3-0 replay win over Derry City at Turners which secured the Leesiders a place in the FAI Senior Cup semi-final against Bray Wanderers. Greencastle’s Roma McLaughlin featured at stages in all three games as the Republic of Ireland U19 Ladies secured a place in the UEFA European Championship Elite Phase qualifiers after three group games in Slovenia. Fanad woman Maz Sweeney was a member of the Irish U19 coaching staff. The Donegal team won the National Special Olympics Soccer League for the seventh time in nine seasons by defeating Sporting Fingal 6-2 in Killygordon.On the last Friday of September, Finn Harps made sure of second place in the League of Ireland First Division play-offs with a 3-0 win over UCD in Ballybofey. It was a result that also meant Ollie Horgan’s side would have home advantage in the second leg of the play-offs.Amber Barrett scored twice as her new team Peamount United came from behind to clinch a place in the FAI Women’s Senior Cup semi-finals at the weekend. The Milford woman saw her side fall behind 1-0 before she swooped with two late goals to win the quarter-final for the Dublin outfit. Also in the Peamount squad was Greencastle’s Roma McLaughlin who is a current Republic of Ireland U19 international.Former Kilmacrennan Celtic striker Julianne Herrity was named the South Atlantic Conference’s AstroTurf Player of the Week after twice scoring winning goals for Carson-Newman Eagles in Jackson, Tennessee.At the European Lifesaving Championships in Spain, Letterkenny woman Triona McMenamin won gold in the Board Race and Ocean Woman, silver in the Beach Flags and bronze in the Surf race in the 30-35 age category. Ballyshannon’s Sara Meehan had silvers in the Ocean Woman and Surf Race and bronze in the 200m Obstacles Race, 50m Manikin Carry and Surfski Race in the 50-55 age category. In the 35-40 age category Letterkenny’s Paddy Bond won a silver medal in the Line Throw with Seamus O’Neill from Ballyshannon. Bond also had three 5th place finishes in taplin relay, 100m manikin tow with fins and the 100 manikin carry with fins.Triona McMenamin was a coach to the Irish Junior Team that won gold in a number of categories and finished sixth overall.McMenamin was also the highest placed member of the Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon club finishing fifth and first in her age group at the National Series race in Lough Key, Co. Roscommon. Jack Brennan and Orlaith Fogarty were also successful in the age group categories. Jack was first in his age group while Orlaith was third in her category.For more information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to donegalsportsstarawards.ie or visit Facebook Donegalsports Starawards.DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW: STARS DELIVER IN SEPTEMBER was last modified: October 5th, 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)
A BUNDORAN GAA player is set to take part in the longest Gaelic football match ever to be played – for 24 hours, from January 7 to 8 in Garvaghey, Co Tyrone.Diarmuid McCaughey who normally plays in the right corner back position with the Division One seaside team is the only Donegal man to sign up for the challenge which is a fundraiser for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland and the Michaela Foundation.Speaking on his decision to take part, McCaughey said: ‘Michaela’s dad Mickey Harte has been such a huge inspiration to me while I’ve been playing gaelic football and when the opportunity came to sign up for the challenge and to raise money for these amazing charities, I jumped at it.“42 players will come together from all over Ireland to take part in the world record attempt, including Kerry, Louth, Kildare and Dublin. The match will take place at the Garvaghey Centre of Excellence in Omagh, County Tyrone starting at 11:00am on Saturday January 7th and continuing for 24 hours. The youngest player is 18 and the oldest is 50. McCaughey said: ‘It’s going to be a great start to 2017 but a great challenge too. I’m more used to playing for 70 minutes than 24 hours! I’ve been training for a few months now and I’m confident that I can see it through to the end.’Each player will have to raise funds in order to take part and Diarmuid’s efforts can be supported by clicking here. Bundoran GAA player to take part in world’s longest GAA match was last modified: December 10th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:bundoranDiarmaid McCaughey