Richards shines at Central Champs

first_imgFiona Richards and Lushane Wilson each walked away with $25,000 courtesy of D&G Malta to further their education. The students, from Edwin Allen and St Jago High School respectively, were the top performers at the Central Championships held at GC Foster College on March 8th. Malta has joined forces with Digicel Grand Prix and will be awarding the Champion Boy and Girl at each of the regional championship scholarships valued at $25,000 each. The scholarship is one of many initiatives the brand has planned for 2017 as part of their longstanding commitment to athletics in Jamaica. “I feel great!” said Richards, “I am thankful for this money from Malta.” The 18-year-old is a fifth-form student who specialises in the shot put and discus field events. Richards had an exceptional performance at Central Champs, recording her personal best, 13.80m, in shot put. “Fiona’s performance throughout the day indicates that she is resilient, dedicated and has a bright future,” said Nathan Nelms, assistant brand manager for Stouts and Malta at Red Stripe. “Malta couldn’t be more pleased to award her with this scholarship that will help to fuel her athletic and academic pursuits.” Malta will also award $25,000 to the Champion Boy and Girl at the DGP finals today at the National Stadium. “I’m going to train harder and go out on Saturday and push out my best,” said Richards, who has high hopes to receive another Malta cash prize. “I am hoping to break both the discus and shot put records at Boys and Girls Champs; after that I hope that my track and field performance will get me a scholarship to study overseas because I want to become a chartered accountant.”last_img read more

76ers hold off LeBron, Cavs for 13th straight win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It cost the Cavs in Philly.Simmons had 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists and James, one of his mentors, had 44 points (17-of-29 shooting), 11 assists and 11 rebounds, bringing the Cavaliers to the brink of an epic comeback.“He’s a student of the game. He wants to be great,” James said.The Sixers (49-30) moved into third place in the Eastern Conference over the Cavaliers (49-31).Perhaps the Cavs were fatigued from rallying from 17-points down to win Thursday against Washington. Whatever the reason, they were in a funk from the start — James even missed a dunk.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cavaliers: G Rodney Hood left with a sore left Achilles’ tendon. … G Jose Calderon (left hamstring) did not play.76ers: The 78 points were the most the Sixers had scored in any half since they had 80 on Feb. 11, 1992, vs. Miami.EMBIID UPDATEBrown said he kept in touch with Embiid through FaceTime and remained optimistic the big man would be a factor in the playoffs.“I hope it’s a good thing for him to stay with us, stay engaged, listen to his coach,” Brown said. “What I feel more than anything is there is a genuine excitement and belief that he will be back for us.”IN LUE OF RESTLue said he felt good in his second game back following a medical absence that cost him nine games.“I got some good sleep, rested well,” he said.UP NEXTCavaliers: Get a needed two days off before playing Monday at New York. The 76ers of the past and present sure loved LeBron — but is that appreciation enough to make him a Sixer in the future?Simmons topped James in a triple-double battle to lead the 76ers to their 13th straight win in their biggest game in six years, 132-130 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWith a buzz in the city over the Sixers that hasn’t been felt since the pre-Process days, they romped to a 30-point lead in the first half and scored 78 points at the break.“You get down 30 in the postseason, that can lose you a series,” James said. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sixers: Host Dallas on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James can opt out of his contract this summer — he has a $35.6 option — with Cleveland and become a free agent. With a glut of young talent and spacious room under the salary cap, Philadelphia has been frequently mentioned as a landing spot for James. Three billboards, paid for by a Pennsylvania company, popped up recently in Ohio urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer.Sixers’ Twitter even seemed divided on how to handle James — boo him or woo him with kindness?It’s Philly. Take a guess which reaction won.James was booed each time he touched the ball and signs were spotted in the stands that read “Keep Cryin’ in Cleveland” and “We Don’t Want You.”He brought the sellout crowd to their feet on his missed dunk.The Sixers had them standing and roaring on almost every possession.James certainly noticed the enthusiasm.“You add in Villanova, you add in the Eagles, obviously that helps as well,” James said. “It’s always been kind of rowdy coming here.”The only way the Sixers could have possibly rubbed it in more in the first half was if Iverson left his courtside seat and stepped over Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue just for old times’ sake.TIP-INScenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, reacts to his assist on a three-point basket by Marco Belinelli, left, of Italy, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — LeBron James pulled Ben Simmons in for a hug, and smiled and laughed in a brief chat with Joel Embiid.Allen Iverson watched the scene with a big grin and high-fived a few fans.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Denok Miranda returns to action for semis-bound Marinerong Pilipino Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award James suddenly remembered in the second half he needed to audition his stuff for his potential summer suitor. He had a chance to tie the game when he was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 1.9 seconds left. He made the first, missed the second and his intentional miss on the third failed to go in on a Cavs tip at the horn.He scored 21 points in the third and hit successive 3-pointers in the fourth that helped pull Cleveland to 111-109. James had a monster slam that kept it a three-point game only for JJ Redick to come down and bury a 3.James started yapping at the refs, the crowd howled as he complained, and the arena felt like a Game 7.Then it got earsplitting.Simmons kicked out to Redick for a 3 from the corner that brought Iverson out of his seat and pumping his fist in celebration.The seeding takes on added importance with both teams chances at making a long postseason run increasing once Boston lost Kyrie Irving for the season.“They completely understand that it’s now April and we’re going to blink and be playing in the playoffs,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “You see them trending in a very competitive winning way.”The Sixers, who already clinched their first playoff berth since 2012, won for the fifth straight game without Embiid. The All-Star center was at the game for the first time since he suffered a concussion and needed surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone. There is no timetable for Embiid’s return.“This was big, beating a team like that without an All-Star,” Simmons said. “I think everyone is coming together as a team. We are playing well.”An Embiid-James-Simmons trio is tantalizing in Philly. View commentslast_img read more

Messi sets another record in Spain as Barcelona loses points

first_imgFC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, right, in action during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Girona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi set the record for the most Spanish league appearances by a non-Spanish player on Sunday, but the Argentine’s goal couldn’t prevent 10-man Barcelona from dropping its first points of the season in a 2-2 draw with Girona.Messi, the league’s all-time leading scorer, overtook former teammate Dani Alves of Brazil by appearing in his 423nd game.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Clay Matthews on latest roughing call: NFL is ‘getting soft’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Valverde took responsibility for not sending on center back Samuel Umtiti on sooner to fill the hole left by Lenglet that Stuani took advantage off to get his first goal just before halftime.“You are planning to do something but you wait, and then … you regret it all. I thought we had the match under control,” Valverde said.Barcelona had won all its previous four rounds of the Spanish league, its Champions League opener and the Spanish Super Cup.Its first setback of the season left Barcelona level with Real Madrid at the top of the league on 13 points.Messi put Barcelona ahead in the 19th when he used his left boot to stab in a pass from Arturo Vidal after the midfielder had won the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Messi had already gone close to scoring what would have been a brilliant goal when he dribbled around three defenders, sending two of them to the turf, before his low shot was tipped wide by goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.The Argentina forward also hit the cross bar with a free kick before Pique made up for his sluggish defending on both of Stuani’s goals by heading Barcelona level.BEN YEDDER HAT TRICKWissam Ben Yedder scored a first-half hat trick to lead Sevilla to a 6-2 rout at Levante, equaling the biggest winning margin away from home in the league for the Andalusian club.It was the second big win for Sevilla in three days. Ben Yedder scored twice in a 5-1 home win over Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday.Sevilla goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik saved a penalty kick by Jose Morales that would have allowed Levante to pull level at 2-2 midway through the first half.Pablo Sarabia also scored for Sevilla and set up three more goals.Sevilla had gone three rounds without a win in the league.VALENCIA STRUGGLESValencia is still looking for its first win this season after coach Marcelino Garcia and team captain Dani Parejo were both sent off with a half-hour to play in a 0-0 stalemate at regional rival Villarreal.center_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Parejo got a straight red card for a dangerous low tackle on Funes Mori, and Garcia was sent off moments later for protesting the dismissal. Both player and coach watched the rest of the match behind the glass of a stadium box.Valencia hasn’t scored in three straight matches, including a 2-0 loss at home to 10-man Juventus in the Champions League midweek when Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off.“It’s true we haven’t won in several matches but we can’t lose our cool,” Valencia defender Jose Gaya said. “We still have to improve, but we also have to remain positive that the wins will come.”BETIS COMEBACKReal Betis needed goals from Marc Bartra and Sergio Canales to erase a two-goal deficit in a 2-2 home draw with Athletic Bilbao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Messi gave Barcelona the lead before Clement Lenglet was given a red card in the first half.Girona striker Christian Stuani struck twice for the visitors before Barcelona salvaged a point through Gerard Pique’s goal in the 63rd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissReferee Gil Manzano showed Lenglet a direct red card for elbowing Girona’s Pere Pons in the face. Manzano made the ruling after consulting the video monitor to review the contact between the players.“It’s clear that the sending off swung the match,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde. View commentslast_img read more

GALLERY: 2018 PBA Rookie Draft Combine

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Geje Eustaquio considering career in mountain biking after mixed martial arts Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Rookie aspirants got a chance to showcase their talents in front of coaches during the two-day rookie combine at Gatorade Gym.The 2018 PBA Rookie Draft is on Sunday at Robinsons Ermita.ADVERTISEMENT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READlast_img read more

Freeman Blasts V.P. Boakai, Brumskine

first_imgMPC political leader Simeon Freeman – Advertisement – Simeon Freeman, political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), yesterday blasted Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, who he blames together with the governing Unity Party (UP) for the deteriorating living condition of the Liberian people and the lack of commitment to develop the country’s infrastructure over the years.Mr. Freeman alleged that over the past 12 years, VP Boakai has received US$25 million as Vice President of Liberia and head of the Senate, but has failed to carry out any development across the country, least to mention the VP’s native Lofa County, to improve the living conditions of the people.According to him, at no point in time did the Unity Party presidential hopeful visit the Ministry of Education to ascertain problems affecting that sector, or help in addressing the situation, “but is now running around to get votes from the people promising them better education if elected.”The MPC political leader said locals have the right to boo Boakai, “because he deserves it” since he has failed to improve the livelihood of the Liberian people.VP BoakaiIt may be recalled that some residents of the slum communities of Clara Town and Doe Community booed Vice President Boakai on Wednesday, saying: “You have not visited our communities for the past 11 years so go away from here, you Boakai, go!”Freeman said “Lofa Community College has received US$65,000 from national government for the running of the college, while the Zorzor Regional Teacher Training Institute (ZRTTI) received US$55,000, which is less than 65 percent of the actual budget of the Vice President. Boakai has received US$2.1 million every budget year and has 15 staffers in his office.”But the office of the VP has rubbished Freeman’s claims, saying he makes empty noise without anything to prove.George Saah, director of communications in the office of the Vice President, told this newspaper via mobile phone that the VP had better things for to do for Liberia than to respond to people who will eventually turn out to follow him on his campaign trail.However, Freeman said it is unfortunate for VP Boakai to begin visiting some of the slum communities and districts that he abandoned for the past 11 years in search of votes, stating: “the VP has (not) helped President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in addressing Liberia’s problems or advocated for social services, especially in the rural areas, but continues to bring failed concessions to Liberia.”Speaking on House Speaker James Emmanuel Nuquay’s selection as vice running mate to VP Boakai, Mr. Freeman said it is dangerous for two “corrupt officials” to be paired to contest the elections.“This is the man who has served as chair on Ways, Means and Finance for seven years under former Speaker Alex Tyler, who is heavily corrupt, because he signed bogus concessions and the VP selected such a person for Liberia?” Freeman wondered.Cllr. Brumskine  who argued that NEC did not give Mr. Karnwea due processMeanwhile, Freeman said it is unfortunate for Charles Walker Brumskine, who considers himself a lawyer, to argue that the Code of Conduct speaks on the issue of intention; and as such, the National Elections Commission (NEC) should not have rejected Harrison Karnwea as his running mate.In a related development, Freeman has promised to name his vice presidential running mate “very soon,” adding, “We are ready to campaign vigorously for the October elections to win the presidency.”He said the MPC leadership, if elected, will privatize the Liberia Electricity Corporation and the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation and divide the districts and communities into zones, while ensuring that the Liberian people get the best of social services.“We don’t need all those ministries and agencies to deliver services to our people, and so the MPC leadership will reduce all the 44 ministries and agencies to 22. We will also ensure that we have only 15 Senators instead of 30. Salaries of the 15 Senators to be dropped and benefits will go for agriculture and health in the interest of the country,” Freeman promised.center_img Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Temps could break records this week

first_imgThis year, nothing could be better for local area farmers and ranchers, not to mention wildfire fighters, provided it comes with little or no lightning and extends over the entire Peace/Liard region.So far, the airport station has recorded only 2.8 millimeters of rain this month and only 46.1 mm since the first of June. The local area average for June and July combined is 140.8 millimeters.As for the forest fires, the province-wide burn area this fiscal year is now estimated at just over 215,000 hectares, with more than 72 per cent of it still listed as in the Prince George Fire Centre. After finishing June with record highs on three of the last four days of the month, the local airport weather station has yet to post a daily record in July.However, that could change today or tomorrow with the forecast calling for highs of 27 C today and 29 C tomorrow.The current records for July 7 and 8 are 27.3 C and 29.8 C — both set in 2010 — and, if the forecast is accurate, we could set new records on both days this year, without matching last Thursday’s high.That was 30.4 C and it just missed the July 2 record of 30.7 C recorded in 2006.- Advertisement -Meantime, the forecast also calls for another drop in temperature on Thursday, with a high of only 23 C, and the possibility of a double digit rainfall total.However, the chances of that total approaching the local area precipitation record are slim, as this coming Thursday is also the 43rd anniversary of the wettest day of this month in the airport station’s recorded history.Again we note, those records date back to 1942, and it was July 9 of 1972 that the station posted a rainfall of 60.2 millimeters — or nearly two and half inches.Advertisementlast_img read more

Allardyce set for axe as Everton manager

first_imgAllardyce’s rudimentary style of play has proved deeply unpopular despite lifting the Toffees from 13th in the Premier League when he was appointed in November to finish eighth.Despite signing an 18-month deal, Allardyce seemed resigned to his fate after Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at former club West Ham, during which Everton supporters called for his sacking.“I can’t quite say confident after all the rumours I’m reading in the paper,” said Allardyce. “Generally there’s no smoke without fire. We’ll wait and see when we meet up.”Allardyce was hired after a dismal start to the season under Ronald Koeman saw Everton fearing a relegation battle.Former Watford and Hull City manager Marco Silva is the favourite to take over and could complete the move to Goodison Park six months after the club failed to prise him away from Vicarage Road.Everton were unwilling to pay a reported compensation fee of £15 million ($20 million) wanted by Watford for the Portuguese when Koeman was sacked.However, Silva himself was then dismissed by Watford in January with the Hornets citing disruption caused by Everton’s “unwarranted approach” for a major dip in form.A change in manager could also affect Wayne Rooney’s future at the club.England’s all-time top scorer had reportedly agreed terms on a £12.5 million move to DC United in Major League Soccer last week.Rooney had seen his involvement limited under Allardyce, but could be convinced to stay at his boyhood club by a new regime.Last month, Allardyce dismissed a survey sent to fans asking them to grade his performance out of 10 as a mistake on the part of the club’s marketing director, who he said does not “understand” how football works.As part of the questionnaire, supporters were asked whether they agree with the statement of “I have a high level of trust in the current manager and coaching staff at Everton e.g. in making the right decisions to get the best out of the team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sam Allardyce is set to be sacked as Everton manager © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 15 – Sam Allardyce’s reign as Everton manager is set to end after less than six months in charge at Goodison Park, according to widespread reports in England on Tuesday.Sky Sports reported the 63-year-old will be informed at a meeting with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri as early as Wednesday that his services are no longer required as Moshiri reacts to fans’ growing discontent with the former England manager.last_img read more

Balotelli latest: Newly-promoted Serie A side launch move for Liverpool misfit

first_img Mario Balotelli is back at Anfield…but for how long? 1 Serie A new boys Crotone have launched an ambitious move for Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli, according to the promoted club’s president.The Italian striker is back at Anfield following last season’s miserable loan spell at AC Milan where he managed just one goal in 20 league outings.As a result, the 25-year-old, who has scored just one Premier League goal for Liverpool since his £16m move in 2014, missed out on a place in Italy’s Euro 2016 squad.He has two years left on his Anfield contract but does not appear to fit into Jurgen Klopp’s plans and is expected to leave this summer.As talkSPORT told you this week, Sampdoria are hoping to lure Balotelli back to Serie A but now they will face competition from another Italian club.Crotone, who were promoted to the top flight having come second in Serie B, want Balotelli to spearhead their first ever season at Italy’s top table.Speaking to Gazza Mercato, club president Raffaele Vrenna said: “I’ve got to admit that I have called his agent Mino Raiola to talk about Balotelli.“Crotone has the ideal surroundings for a young talented player to grow and show himself off.“We could be the right place to relaunch an incredible talent like Balotelli, who has unfortunately had a couple of seasons which were not particularly inspiring.”last_img read more

Thrilling happenings planned for Letterkenny this Halloween

first_imgShopLK will be bringing a frightfully good Halloween Fest to Letterkenny this year with fun and games for all. On Tuesday 31st of October, the town centre will be filled with ghouls, ghosts and all kinds of wonderful costumes as the people of Letterkenny get ready to follow the trick or treat trail and join in the Halloween fun.Now in its 6th year the Halloween Fest organised by ShopLK and Letterkenny CDP is proving ever more popular with children and adults.  Lots of shops on Main Street and beyond will take part in the Trick or Treat Trail with treats for everyone taking part.  Get your family involved by dressing up and coming in to Letterkenny to join in the fun, visit the House of Frightmares, get your photo taken in the photo booth both in Market Centre. For the young ones, there is also face painting and family games. You can also register (for a small fee) to take part in The Fancy Dress Competition. From 1pm to 3.00pm the judges will be out and about to pick put out best costumes for all age groups. To round off the afternoon before the prizes are announced everyone is invited to take part in the Halloween Parade at 4pm from McGettigan’s Hotel. Winners will be announced at 4.30pm in the Courtyard Shopping Centre where DJ Scoop will entertain the gathered crowds. The president of Letterkenny Chamber, Gerard McCormick,  said, “We’re delighted to see how popular the Letterkenny Halloween Fest has become. It is great to see whole families out in town for the day dressed up in their creative costumes. “The event is growing each year with the Retail Park, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Main Street and The Courtyard Shopping Centre all involved it is becoming a real community event. We look forward to seeing all the fabulous costumes on the day and we’ll be here to join in the fun.”The Halloween Fest this year includes all the favourite things like face painting, photobooth, House of Frightmares, family games and of course the trick or treat trail. So spend the whole afternoon in Letterkenny for the best in Halloween fun. Thrilling happenings planned for Letterkenny this Halloween was last modified: October 2nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:eventsHalloweenShopLKlast_img read more

Donegal man’s Man Utd collection made club ‘raise an eyebrow’!

first_imgA Donegal man with a Premier League winners’ medal and a collection of memorabilia to rival some museums has had his Milford home become something of a tourist attraction this week.Lifelong Manchester United fanatic Fergus McAteer was featured in the latest edition of Inside United, the club’s official magazine.Fergus, a Kerrykeel native now living in Milford, converted the attic of his home into a Manchester United shrine – ‘Fergie’s Bar’, as it is known. “He’s surrounded by a horde of Red trinketry, paraphernalia and collectibles that could make the United Museum itself raise an eyebrow,” the magazine says.Fergus has quite the stash.He has a programme from every final United have EVER contested – going back to the 1909 FA Cup final, when United won the Cup for the first time.He has managed to bag a collection of personally signed and framed shirts from winning FA Cup final goalscorers. They’re all there: From Norman Whiteside in 1985; Eric Cantona in 1996; right the way up to Jesse Lingard in 2016.“It’s fairly unique,” Fergus modestly told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub this week.“I have a savage amount of memorabilia. The guys in the magazine were taken aback by the scale and the collection. The phone hasn’t stopped since the magazine came out this week.“Cantona was my hero when he came in the 1990s. I got a chance to meet him so that signed jersey is one of my treasured possessions. I have a 1958 shirt too that is framed with an original photo of the ’58 team, which is quite rare.”Possibly his most valued item is the 2007 Premier League winners’ medal. “It cost nothing!” Fergus proudly beams.“At that time, clubs got maybe 50 or 60 medals and you had medals going all over the place to staff and what not. A fella in Manchester that I wheel and deal with came on this; I’m not sure how, but he offered it to me and I wasn’t saying no.”When Fergus got married in 2003, he had in mind a plan to convert a room into a United shrine – and, so, ‘Fergie’s Bar’ was born. It now contains what Fergus describes as ‘significant and iconic’ United memorabilia.Fergie’s Bar is a popular spot for local Reds to watch United games and Fergus is a regular match-goer. The standout memory, for sure, is the 2008 European Cup final in Moscow, when United overcame Chelsea on penalties. “That was pretty special,” he says.Since the departure of Alex Ferguson, United have gone through some choppy waters, but Fergus says Ole Gunnar Solskjær deserves an opportunity to put things right at Old Trafford.“Everyone knows there’s a big job there now,” he says. “There is a project there and he needs the time to mould and build it his way. He needs to get the structure right first of all.”Fergus with Eric CantonaIn 2015, Fergus got the chance to play a charity game at Old Trafford. One of his sons, Johnny, was a mascot. Fergus wore the United number 7 and the captain’s armband, playing alongside the likes of Denis Irwin and Clayton Blackmore.Needless to say, his jersey, armband and boots are hanging proudly in Fergie’s Bar – in a protective glass case, of course!Donegal man’s Man Utd collection made club ‘raise an eyebrow’! was last modified: May 12th, 2019 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:Alex FergusonClayton BlackmoreEric CantonaFergies BarFergus McAteerInside UnitedKERRYKEELManchester UnitedMilfordNorman Whitesideold traffordOle Gunnar Solskjærlast_img read more