5 in custody for nightclub fatal shooting, guns, ammo found

first_imgFive persons including a former bodyguard of a well-known drug lord are in Police custody assisting with investigations into the shooting to death of Ryan Sergeant who was killed on Monday last at Rio Nightclub, Queenstown, Georgetown.The guns and ammunition found in Hadfield Street on FridayDead teenager, Ryan SergeantReports are that one of the men turned himself in accompanied by his lawyer on Friday, while the others were apprehended in separate Police operations. One of the suspects, a 21-year-old man was apprehended on Thursday evening in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market.The other was arrested during an operation at Hadfield Street, Georgetown, on Friday morning where two females were staying. The women were also detained.However, during the operations on Friday morning, a .32 pistol and a .38 revolver along with fifteen rounds of ammunition were unearthed. It is not clear whether any of the guns were used in the fatal shooting.However, the Police are continuing to grill those in custody in connection with the shooting.Ryan “Harry” Sergeant, 19, of Lot 2530 Layon Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was shot and killed while another teenager remains in a critical state at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The injured teen is Jeffrey Farrell also of North Ruimveldt Housing Scheme.The shooting reportedly stemmed from an argument over money and “girls” at the popular Rio Nightclub in Queenstown, Georgetown, in the wee hours of Monday.Sergeant was shot once to the jaw during an exchange of gunfire, which started within the Nightclub and ended on the outside. After the shooting the now dead man was picked up by his ‘gang members’ and dropped off at the Woodlands Hospital. Upon seeing the delivery of the man, the staff took him to the emergency room but he was already dead.While information remains sketchy about the shooting, it was reported that the incident stemmed from a gambling spree within the Nightclub.However, another version stated that Ferrel was involved in an altercation with one of the suspects who in turn left the club with another friend and a female companion. Further reports stated that after the trio left, they were followed by Farrel and the now dead man and the argument continued.During the argument, the suspect whipped out a gun and discharge several rounds, hitting Farrel to the neck and shoulder. Attempting to rescue his shot friend, Sergeant was shot to the jaw. The suspects fled the scene.It was during the review of the surveillance footage that three suspects were positively identified. Two of the suspects were seen leaving the club with guns in their hands. The Police however, had implemented several operations with the aim of arresting the men.last_img read more

Loonies for local Special Olympics athletes

first_imgAll funds raised will go towards local Special Olympic athletes.Special Olympics B.C. dedicates its time to providing individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to gain valuable benefits such as friendships and life skills, along with athletic achievements. In Fort St. John, it provides year-round sport training and competitive opportunities in five different sports for over 50 athletes, along with the help of over 60 volunteers.Recently, Fort St. John’s Sheryl Jakubowski competed in the snowshoe racing event at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where she won a gold medal in the 4×100 relay, and a bronze medal in the 1600 metre individual event. Another local athlete, Darlene Jakubowski, also competed in South Korea, where she took home silver and gold in figure skating, replicating her on-ice performance at the 2009 event in Boise, Idaho.- Advertisement -The Loonie Mile fundraiser will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.last_img read more

Why Liverpool should rest players in the Premier League

first_img1 Liverpool kick off their Europa League campaign on Thursday evening with a potentially tricky clash against Turkish giants Besiktas and while it may not quite be the level of competition the club or its fans truly crave, Europe’s ‘second’ competition could prove to be a welcome boost.With this season’s victor collecting the golden ticket of a place in the Champions League, there is a much bigger incentive for those still in the competition – something Liverpool bosses will be acutely aware of.As it stands there are eight matches between the Redmen and trip to the final in Warsaw, and while they will face some fiercely hard games between now and then, when compared to the path of securing a top four – or ideally top three – place in the Premier League, all of a sudden, the Europa League looks very enticing.A look over Liverpool’s 13 remaining domestic fixtures sees them face each of the current top five in the Premier League, meaning that close to half of their league matches are make or break when it comes to challenging for a top four finish.Compared to the fixture run-in the four other teams currently battling for a Champions League spot – Manchester United face six teams in the relegation battle, Southampton seven, while Arsenal have a very favourable run – and it’s already starting to look like an uphill battle for Brendan Rodgers’ men.Despite such a relatively small gap between themselves and Man United in third spot, this variable makes an already difficult task appear harder, to the point that Liverpool must surely start to weigh up their priorities for the remainder of the campaign.Kopites will want to get Steven Gerrard to Wembley for an FA Cup final send-off, but what of the club’s aspirations for next season?As has been apparent this season, Liverpool do not appear to have the depth in quality to battle on numerous fronts, so with the season reaching a crucial point, Rodgers and his staff will need to decide what’s more attainable – and on the face of it, the Europa League cannot be discounted.Liverpool have such a rich history of European success and are hitting such a rich vain of form that you’d be foolish not to name them among the favourites for the competition.Following a hiatus, Anfield has been crying out for more of those famous European nights and given that Liverpool could feasibly reach the final on the back of four victories, perhaps it’s time for some more?Liverpool fans, do you think you should prioritise Europa League success over a Premier League top four? Liverpool could claim a Champions League place last_img read more

Wanyama and Kenya out to impress at AFCON

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama passes the ball under pressure from Ismail Gonzalez during a training session at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, France on June 11, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 22 – Kenya’s unimpressive record at the Africa Cup of Nations reads just one win in 14 matches, but Victor Wanyama and co. are eager to make a splash as they return to the tournament after a 15-year absence.The Harambee Stars have never progressed beyond the first round of the continent’s flagship event in five attempts, and will be up against it in a group that pits them alongside a fancied Senegal and talented Algeria. As the lone representative from one of Europe’s top leagues, Wanyama will shoulder the bulk of responsibility as captain of a youthful Kenyan squad that embarked on a three-week boot camp in France to shed distractions at home in preparation for their Egyptian adventure.The tenacious midfielder, who turns 28 next week, is looking forward to the occasion after ending the season on a bitter note following Tottenham’s Champions League final defeat by Liverpool, a match he watched from the bench despite starting both legs of the semi-finals.“It is a very big disappointment not winning the final, but we have to move on,” Wanyama told AFP during Kenya’s training camp in Marcoussis, France’s national rugby training facility. “It can happen. We cannot stay on that. We have to move on and focus on other things.“For me it is a relief to get back and have something to focus on, to forget about the final. With the national team, it is something that we have to focus on. We have a very big tournament ahead of us.”Kenya’s last trip to the tournament, in 2004, coincided with their only win to date — a consolation 3-0 victory over Burkina Faso in a group stage exit.Their passage to Egypt for this edition was ignited by a surprise victory on home soil over Ghana, one of the continent’s top performers.– Lifelong dream –Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama controls the ball during the team’s first training session at the June 30 Stadium training ground on June 20, 2019“It has always been my dream. I think all the players dream to get to the Afcon tournament. It is a big tournament. Everyone will be watching. We are happy to get in this stage and hopefully we can be doing this, qualifying every time,” said Wanyama.“That has been our target first to get to Afcon. Now we have achieved our dream. We need to showcase what we can do as well, to go out there and to show what Kenya is all about as well, fight together and try to get results.“People don’t know us. We have improved for a very long time. We have good players who have been together for so long. We know each other for long, it won’t be easy for anyone to play against us.”Wanyama insisted he doesn’t draw overly on his experiences with Tottenham in Europe, but admitted he tries to encourage a close bond between those in the national team.“I don’t speak about it because it is a different tournament,” he said. “The only thing I can use for them, I say like Tottenham would go there because of the team spirit we had, the fighting spirit we had, the togetherness we had, that’s the only thing I try to emulate from my team at Tottenham.“I said to them every time we need to be together, we need to fight together and for each other, we need to work as a family, and the results can come. We’ll never know where we can reach. With that, I know we can even go all the way.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Birmingham confirm deal for former Everton striker

first_img1 Birmingham have landed James Vaughan on loan from Huddersfield until the end of the season – when he will sign a permanent deal.The 27-year-old has spent the last month on loan with the Blues and has racked up six appearances for Gary Rowett’s side.He has yet to open his account for the club but has made a positive impression and the Terriers were happy to let him extend his stay at St Andrews.The former Everton striker, who holds the record as the youngest ever scorer in the Premier League at just 16 years and 271 days, is out of contract at the end of the season.And Birmingham have confirmed Vaughan will pen a permanent one-year contract when his loan ends, which will include the option of a further year. James Vaughan last_img

Bundesliga ever-present being eyed by Liverpool – all you need to know

first_imgFootball stats experts WhoScored delve deeper into the facts you need to know about a German international defender linked with Liverpool…“His yellow card”, Jurgen Klopp said, was his reason for taking off Dejan Lovren at half-time when his Liverpool side were two goals to the good at Southampton on Sunday. In his place came Martin Skrtel, who ultimately succeeded in costing the Reds all three points at St Mary’s. Minutes after his introduction, Skrtel gained his own place in the book having conceded a penalty for a foul on Graziano Pelle.While Simon Mignolet spared his blushes to deny Sadio Mane from 12-yards, Skrtel didn’t aid his cause, with the centre-back at fault for Mane’s second and Saints’ decisive third goal of the game in a 3-2 defeat. An underwhelming display to say the least contributed to a WhoScored.com rating of 4.7, the fourth lowest of all outfield players in the Premier League this season. While Skrtel was one of Brendan Rodgers’ first choice centre-backs, the 31-year-old Slovakian could be one of the first to be shown the Anfield exit this summer.The signing of Joel Matip has already been confirmed, but he is unlikely to be the last defensive arrival when the transfer window re-opens. Conveniently following Skrtel’s cataclysmic half of football, Liverpool have been linked with another centre-back in the form of Niklas Sule. The gargantuan German may not have performed to his full potential this season, but at 20 years of age, there is plenty of time to improve.Given Hoffenheim’s perilous position in the Bundesliga, no player for the side has exactly covered themselves in glory this season, though performances have improved since Julian Nagelsmann’s appointment last month. Indeed, Sule has provided the foundations with which to build upon in Hoffenheim’s recent up-turn in form.Sule (2430) is one of four outfielders – one of which incidentally is Matip – to play every minute in the Bundesliga this season, which is all the more impressive considering Sule sustained a cruciate ligament rupture in December 2014.Widely regarded as one of the hottest defensive prospects in Bundesliga, interest from Liverpool comes as little shock. Former Hoffenheim attacker Roberto Firmino would be all too familiar with the youngster’s ability, while Klopp is another who would be well aware of Sule’s talent as a result of his time as Borussia Dortmund boss.Of course, the young defender’s lack of speed could well be cause for concern given Klopp’s preference to adopt a high pressing approach. However, what Sule lacks in pace, he makes up for in a commendable ability to alleviate pressure on his side’s goal. Sule has made more clearances (169) than any other player in the Bundesliga this season, bringing to light the proactive side of his game.Furthermore, Sule is a centre-back who would go to any length to ensure his goalkeeper is rarely troubled, with the German willing to put his body on the line for the good of his team. Again, only soon-to-be-Liverpool centre-back Matip (25) has blocked more shots than Sule (24) in Germany’s top tier this term, reinforcing his statistically calculated WhoScored.com strength of ‘blocking the ball’.Given Mignolet’s indifferent form between the sticks, a player of Sule’s talent would improve Liverpool’s defence, with his commendable reading of the game masking his lack of speed. With Matip on board, one would not put it past Klopp to raid the Bundesliga for Sule, particularly if Hoffenheim fail to consolidate their spot in the top-flight of German football this season.For more stats on Niklas Sule, click here to view his WhoScored.com player page Niklas Sule in action for Hoffenheim 1last_img read more

Exclusive: Drunk-driver who walked free after mowing down Garda to have sentence appealed

first_imgA drunk-driver with 84 previous convictions who walked free from court after mowing down an on-duty Garda is to have his sentence appealed.Paul McGillion walked free from court in Co Donegal earlier this month after being found guilty of endangering the life of Garda Michael Kilcoyne. Garda Kilcoyne had to undergo surgery after McGillion, aged 32, drove his Honda car at him in Letterkenny in the early hours of July 25th, 2015.Breath tests later revealed that McGillion was drunk, was already banned from driving and had no tax, insurance or driving license.The father-of-two blamed a combination of stress due to his dying grandmother and the fact that he was preparing for his marriage.Judge Terence O’Sullivan sentenced McGillion to three years in jail but suspended the time behind bars for three years meaning the accused would not have to serve a day in prison.During sentencing Judge O’Sullivan even said he appreciated that the Court of Appeal have been unhappy with the suspension of sentences but said that if he was wrong (in his sentencing), he will be put right.“I have to try and sentence the offender and not the offence,” he said.Now the Director of Public Prosecutions has decided to appeal the sentence to the Court of Appeal.McGillion had committed the majority of his previous offences while living in Northern Ireland.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard he had tried to turn his life around and was working with medical insurance claims company United Healthcare and had received three internal promotions.He had not committed any offence since 2011 until he went out socialising with friends after work on the night of July 24th, 2015.After going home, McGillion, of 1 Greenhills, Manorcunningham, then decided to get his car and drive back to Letterkenny.He initially evaded Gardai who suspected him of being drunk behind the wheel but after being spotted by Gardai on the town’s CCTV camera system, he was found hiding in his car at Larkin’s Lane.Garda Marcus O’Dowd told the court that when observed, officers managed to block off both ends of the lane and tried to arrest McGillion.However, he spun his wheels and drove to get away hitting Garda Kilcoyne in his right upper leg with the right wing of his Honda car.Garda O’Dwod stood his ground as McGillion drove at him and only slammed on his brakes at the last second.Garda O’Dowd tried to get the driver out of the car but he locked the doors and had to use his Garda baton to smash the window.The accused tried to assault him but was restrained, arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda Station.A breath test later showed that McGillion had a reading of 47 microgrammes per 100 microgrammes of breath.Barrister for McGillion, Mr Sean MacAodh said his client had been abandoned by his father at a very young age and was brought up by his mother and grandmother.He had fallen in with the wrong company and had become addicted to both drink and drugs but had managed to turn his life around.He had not committed any offences since 2011 until the night in question in July, 2015 after he had consumed alcohol.Mr MacAodh said it was a combination of a number of stressful factors including his grandmother’s illness and his upcoming wedding which had seen McGillion take to drink again.The accused man asked if he could address the court and apologised to both Garda O’Dowd and Kilcoyne who were sitting at the rear of the courtroom.He said his life was “in turmoil” and had tried to turn it around.“My life was in turmoil and I didn’t care if I lived or died. BUt all that changed when my wife became pregnant with my daughter.“I apologise to Garda Kilcoyne and O’Dowd for what happened that night. I didn’t intentionally drive towards Garda Kilcoyne. I am ashamed. Everything that was going on and all I wanted to do was to go out and drink and take something else,” he said.Judge Terence O’Sullivan told the accused that he understood that he made the change in his life but called him a “ticking time-bomb” if this was his attitude when something went wrong in his life.The Judge said that this was perhaps the trickiest case he had dealt with in many years.He said there was no question that Garda Kilcoyne was seriously injured and will have to live with those injuries as a result.He added that if McGillion had not pleaded guilty he would be looking at serving five years in prison.He said he had shown remorse and had put his previous life behind him to a great extent.He referred to a medical report on McGillion which suggested that if he stays away from poly substances that he will make a full recovery.And he added “The issue is should I unravel his life which a prison sentence will do or should I tie his hands.“If I throw him under the bus I think I will seriously unravel his life and that of his family.”He imposed a three-year sentence but also suspended the sentence for three years on a number of conditions.These included that McGillion remain alcohol-free and stay away from poly substances and continue to attend for medical treatment.He also dealt with a number of driving-related charges.He disqualified McGillion from driving for five years for dangerous driving and filed him €500, disqualified him for a further four year (concurrent) for drink-driving and a further four-year disqualification of four years (concurrent) for having no insurance.Exclusive: Drunk-driver who walked free after mowing down Garda to have sentence appealed was last modified: May 26th, 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:appealdrunk driverPaul McGillionSentencelast_img read more

ST MARY’S CONVOY UNVEIL IMPRESSIVE ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ LINE-UP

first_imgST MARY’S CONVOY STRICTLY COME DANCING LINE-UPWITH a line-up like this, sure you’d be mad to miss it!St Mary’s GAA club in Convoy is running a Strictly Come Dancing gig in two weeks’ time.And in a special announcement – live GAA HQ in Convoy – they’ve come up with the following: Back Row – Left to right – Ryan Kettle, Julia Blake, Anthony Browne, Ciara Foy,Brian McElwaine, Shannon McLaughlin, Kristopher Moore, April Moore and Keelan Gillen.In midfield – left to right – it’s Packie Mailey, Sabrina Barnett, PaulMc Mullan, Kay Bonner, Grainne Reid and John Doherty.Up front it’s, Sinead Kelly and Louise Doherty (missing from pic is Terence Quinn who was still doing his hair in the changing room) and John Anthony McMullanThe greatest dance sensation to hit the county since (well last year) is on October 28th at the Silver Tassie. Doors open at 7pm – the dancing starts at 8pm. Tickets are €15 for Adults and €10 for u 14. ST MARY’S CONVOY UNVEIL IMPRESSIVE ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ LINE-UP was last modified: October 15th, 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:ST MARY’S CONVOY UNVEIL IMPRESSIVE ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ LINE-UPlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: OISIN GRANT SCORES FIVE GOALS AS BUNCRANA U16’S DEFEAT TERMON

first_imgBuncrana GAA News:Underage Results U16 Football Our U16 footballers had an outstanding win against Termon on Wednesday evening with a great display of teamwork and finishing.Oisin Grant excelled with a 5 goal haul but the whole panel played a key role in this powerful display. U10 FootballWell done to our U10 Footballers who played their 1st Blitz of the Northern Board in N. Colmcille Newtown on Saturday morning. A great display of skills and determination were on display against strong Lifford, Letterkenny Gaels and N. Colmcille teams. Next match next Saturday away to CarndonaghU8 FootballThe U8 Footballers got their 1st Inishowen Game off to a great start on Saturday Afternoon. 44 children togged out for the club at the Scarvey and each player gave 100% in all games. Thanks to our players, coaches, referees and parents for their support on the sideline and to Carndonagh CLG for providing good competitive football.U14 FIXTURESRound 7 Thursday 30th April 7pmAodh Ruadh V Buncrana MINOR FIXTURESRound 6 Thursday 30th April 7pmBuncrana v Aodh RuadhTraining Times FootballU18 Minor Football Tuesdays at 5.45pmU16 Boys Football Monday’s 4.15pm in the Scarvey.U14 Tuesdays 7-8.30 and Fridays 4.14-5.45 (new and old players always welcome)U12 Boys Football on Friday evening at 7.00pm in Scarvey.U10 Boys Football Friday’s from 6.30pm in ScarveyU8 Boys Football Friday’s 6.30pm in ScarveyU6 Boys & Girls Friday Evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm in The ScarveyU8& U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30 in the ScarveyHurlingU8& U10 Hurling on Sunday’s from 11-12 in the ScarveyU14 Hurling on Tuesday 7 – 8.30pmU16 Hurling on Wednesday from 6.30pmGirls (U12/14/16) 7-8pm on Monday in the Scarvey.Mizen to Malin Table QuizDo you know who won the All Ireland final in 1957? Who was top of the Irish charts in March 2000? Who lined out for Mayo at corner forward last year? What is the capital of Uzbekistan? Know the answers to any of these questions? Fancy pitting your wits against the best in the club? We’ve organised a charity quiz in the Lake of Shadows for this Thursday, 30th April at 8pm. Teams of 4 (and no Googling!) so get your team together to compete for the prestigious title of Brains of Buncrana GAA! All proceeds to our club funds and Scoil Iosagain Special Needs. Come along and support this worthy cause. Raffle and spot prizes galore on the night.Club MerchandiseElizabeth Anne is now taking orders on the first Tuesday of every month. Contact her on 086 0604075.Club LottoNo winners this week and the numbers drawn were 1,14,15,32. Next week’s jackpot is €5250 and if not won there will be two draws for €250 each.Gaatraining.com has released a new eBook on GAA training:The Three Tiers: A Fresh Approach to Physical Preparation in Gaelic GamesAs part of the promotional launch every club that downloads a copy is entered into a draw for a set of jerseys!! The eBook can be found here: www.gaatraining.com/shopThis is a fantastic new resource for GAA clubs and a first of its kind within the GAA community.DeontasBeidh 6 dheontas de €250 ar fáil ó C.L.G. Dhún na nGall fa choinne baill de chlubanna atá ag freastail ar Choláistí Gaelige i nDún na nGall. CLG Dhún na nGall will sponsor 6 grants of €250 to members attending a Coláiste Gaeilge of their choice in Dún na nGall. Written applications can be submitted through your own club secretary to Con O’Domhnaill, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle or by email to irishculturalofficer.donegal@gaa.ie.Closing date for applications 30th April 2015.Only fully completed applications will be included. Draw will take place at May County Board Meeting.Club WebsiteWant to keep right up-to-date on local Buncrana Club news? Just enter your email address into “Receive Club Notes by Email” on the club’s homepage at http://www.buncranagaa.com/to automatically receive the Club’s Weekly Notes.You can renew your annual membership online now at the website too – and you don’t even have to be in Buncrana! Membership now open worldwide…just click on the link below to renew onlinehttp://www.buncranagaa.com/buncrana-gaa-club-membership/Check out Buncrana GAA Club Calendar on our website for period March – to April. Great sporting activities for children, boys and girls, and young adults http://www.buncranagaa.com/calender/Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.comto be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaaor www.twitter.com/buncranagaa@buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.comGAA NEWS: OISIN GRANT SCORES FIVE GOALS AS BUNCRANA U16’S DEFEAT TERMON was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to 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:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

ATHLETICS: PRIMARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS KICKS-OFF IN LIFFORD

first_imgATHLETICS: Lifford was the venue today for the first of the Primary Schools Cross Country Championships taking place across the county over the coming weeks.Thirteen schools from both sides of the border took part today, with over 300 children involved, some of whom were experiencing cross country running for the first time. Schools athletics brings so much happiness and enjoyment, where the focus at these young ages is on participation and having fun. However, the competitive nature of every child was very much evident today, whether it was battling for gold, or fighting for the all important team placings throughout the field.The event in Lifford today was also an important part of the process in the building of new relationships with local schools and communities which form part of the proposed new Lifford Strabane AC catchment area. The Lifford club would like to thank all the volunteers from the club who helped out with the marking of the course and with the event organisation today, to Robert Smyth for the generous use of his fields, to the Care of the Aged Committee for the kind use of the Social Centre, and to all the schools, teachers and parents for supporting the event.Under a new initiative for schools athletics, the Donegal Athletics Board will host its first County Primary Schools Finals which will be held in Lifford on the 15th October. The competition today in Lifford will act as one of six regional finals being held across the county during September with the focus moving to South Donegal tomorrow, Friday with the Tír Chónaill event being held in Donegal Town. Events are also being hosted by the Finn Valley Club in Stranorlar on the 22nd, West Donegal hosted by the Rosses on the 25th, the Inishowen area by Inishowen AC on the 29th, and Letterkenny AC hosting its area event before the end of the month.As part of the new County Board initiative, the first eight individuals in each age group, as well as the first teams in the Large, Medium and Small schools sections will qualify for the County Final. Under 9 Girls1st Clara Mullen                 St Mary’s NS, Strabane2nd Bree Potter                   St Mary’s NS, Killyclogher3rd Grace Gibson               Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, LiffordUnder 9 Boys1st Christopher McBride    St Mary’s NS, Castlefinn 2nd Kevin Mahon               Scoil an Linbh Iosa, Carrigans3rd Shea Quinn                   St Mary’s NS, CastlefinnUnder 11 Girls1st Hannah Murray St Mary’s NS, Castlefinn 2nd Ashleigh McArdle         St Catherine’s NS, Strabane3rd Abbie McGranaghan    St Mary’s NS, CastlefinnUnder 11 Boys1st Harvey Mullen  St Mary’s NS, Strabane2nd Jack Moore                  Moyle NS, Newtowncunningham2nd Liam Carlin                   Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, LiffordUnder 13 Girls1st Katie Gibbons              St Mary’s NS, Castlefinn2nd Emily Langford Moyle NS, Newtowncunningham3rd Lucy Kirk                     St Mary’s NS, CloghcorUnder 13 Boys1st Jude McCrossan          Scoil Colmcille, Newtowncunningham2nd Neil Mulcahy                St Mary’s NS, Castlefinn3rd Oisin Kelly                   St Patrick’s NS, MurlogATHLETICS: PRIMARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS KICKS-OFF IN LIFFORD was last modified: September 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to 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:newsSportlast_img read more