WESTERN BUREAU: Eight records tumbled as St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) returned as double champions at Saturday’s County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships – part of the Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship – at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, but the undoubted star of the show was the champions’ super athlete, Junelle Bromfield. Bromfield used her scintillating form to send a message to all-comers at March’s Girls Champs and the remainder of the Digicel Grand Prix Championship by blitzing two records. The STETHS athlete shattered the old mark of 54.49 to easily win the girls’ Class One 400m in a time of 52.43. Kimisha Chambers of STETHS and Segale Brown of Petersfield High took silver and bronze, respectively. Bromfield returned later to obliterate the Class One 800m field in 2:07.37, destroying the old meet record of 3:13.53. Shaniq Summerville of The Manning’s School was second and Shaneice Buchanan of Rusea’s High placed third. It marks a triple gold run at these championships for Bromfield, who had already secured the 1,500m title at last Tuesday’s girls’ eliminations at Rusea’s High School. “The feeling is great, but I think I may have disappointed my coach a little because he wanted me to take it a little easier on the first lap. But I pushed myself harder without anyone giving a serious challenge,” Bromfield said. “I was never challenged by the other athletes today. I thought it was an easy victory, and to get not one, but two records in one day, is fantastic,” the usually shy athlete told The Gleaner. NEW FRONTIERS With Western Champs out of the way and having no clear challenge in either the 400m, 800m or the 1,500m, Broomfield is setting her sights on conquering new frontiers. “ISSA Girls Champs is my aim right now; I plan on getting three gold medals there, also in the 800m, where I am gunning for a fourth straight win in that event. Also, I hope to win gold in the 400m flat, as well as the 400m hurdles,” declared Bromfield. Bromfield wasn’t alone in the books as multiple record holder, as Cornwall College’s triple jumper Alrick Ottey twice extended the top mark. His first mark came after leaping 15.56 metres to win the boys’ Class One title, eclipsing the previous meet record of 15.37m held by Odaine Lewis. Ottey later extended the record, this time jumping 15.69m. There were other impressive performances, including STETHS’s Winsome Harris’ record run to win the girls’ Class Three 80m hurdles. Harris clocked 11.64 seconds for gold, beating the old mark of 12.07. Nigel Ellis, another star from the STETHS factory, commanded attention as he made light work of the field in landing the boys’ Class One 100m with a new record. Ellis clocked 10.20 seconds, erasing the old standard of 10.32 seconds. Mathew Brown of Cornwall College and Marquis Jones of STETHS grabbed silver and bronze, respectively. Vanessia Pusey won the girls’ Class One equivalent in 11.28. Aberdeen High School, based in St Elizabeth, broke new ground by winning their first ever medal at Western Champs through 12- year-old Jadau Burke, who won the boys’ Open 3000m. Petersfield High’s Antonio Watson ran into the record books, posting 50.82 to win the boys’ Class Three 400m. His time bettered the old record of 50.87. Munro College’s Devante Heywood was equally impressive in the boys’ Class Four 400m, setting a new record of 52.81 seconds. The Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship events include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 4x400m, long jump, high jump and discus.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP):Emre Can completed Liverpool’s comeback against Burnley yesterday, clinching a 2-1 victory to consolidate fourth place in the English Premier League.Liverpool are a point behind Tottenham and Manchester City, and 11 adrift of leader Chelsea, having played a game more than the top three.Ashley Barnes had opened the scoring in the seventh minute with Burnley’s first goal at Anfield since 1975, sliding in at the far post to meet a pass from right back Matthew Lowton.Liverpool were looking short of ideas in the absence of injured forward Roberto Firmino, but Georginio Wijnaldum equalised with the last kick of the first half after meeting Divock Origi’s cross.LOW EFFORTCan secured the victory in the 61st minute with his first goal in three months – a sumptuous low effort from distance.There was still half an hour to see out and Ragnar Klavan had to intervene to block a shot from Barnes’ shot. Lowton also hooked over from close range in stoppage time, but Liverpool held on to move five points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, although the London club has two matches in hand.
1 Norwich are preparing a January swoop for Juventus striker Simone Zaza, according to reports in Italy.The 24-year-old only joined the Serie A champions in the summer, arriving from Sassuolo for £12m.However, the Italy international has struggled to secure a first-team spot at the Turin club and is already considering a move away.According to Tuttosport, Zaza’s unhappiness has put Norwich on alert and the Canaries are now preparing a loan offer.Boss Alex Neil is hungry to add some firepower to his squad in January and reportedly views Zaza as the perfect solution.Tottenham were chasing the Italy international in the summer and they may also rekindle their interest when the transfer window opens once again. Simone Zaza
Tottenham forward Clinton Njie 1 Tottenham have confirmed Clinton Njie has undergone knee surgery. The Cameroon forward suffered a ligament injury during Spurs’ 4-1 Europa League victory against Monaco earlier this month. Tottenham have not said how long Njie, who signed from Lyon on a five-year deal this summer, will be out for. A club statement read: “Our medical staff will monitor Clinton’s progress during his rehabilitation to determine when he will be ready to return to training.” Njie has made 13 appearances, but is yet to start in the Premier League, for Spurs this season and is also yet to score.
: Scott Wolf USC tailback Chauncey Washington finished the fall semester with a grade-point average above 2.0, but said he won’t make up his mind whether to return next semester or turn pro until after the Rose Bowl. Washington’s been academically ineligible the past two seasons but could be a vital part of USC’s offense next year if tailbacks Reggie Bush and LenDale White turn pro early. However, Washington is also considering an early entry into the NFL draft, because he isn’t sure if he can handle the academic workload and play football. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAnother commitment Colton defensive back Shareece Wright committed to the Trojans on Saturday. He’s is USC’s 10th commitment. Wright is listed as the 16th-best cornerback in the country by Rivals.com. Rain practice USC’s normal practice field was so inundated with water Saturday the Trojans were forced to practice on a small piece of FieldTurf normally reserved for selected drills. Today, the Trojans will practice on Cromwell Field, which has FieldTurf and is almost the size of a football field. “It was great to have rain today, it happened to be our turnover (prevention) day and you never know what’s going to happen in the game,” offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said. He spoke to NFL analyst Pat Kirwan, a close friend of USC coach Pete Carroll, last week but was not told where he might get drafted if he went pro. “I’ll decide after the game,” Washington said. Big ‘D’ in Texas The Longhorns defense kept all opponents under 30 points and is ranked fourth in the nation in points allowed. But defensive tackle Rod Wright is not surprised his squad has taken second billing to the likes of Vince Young, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart. “You have the No. 1 and No. 2 offenses, scoring-wise, going against each other, they’re going to get a lot of publicity,” Wright said. “You have two Heisman winners on one side and an O’Brien and a Maxwell winner (both Young) on the other side, so we obviously know what role we’re going to be playing as far as the media see it.” Wright believes the lack of attention might benefit both defenses if players use the perceived slight for motivation. He also said he doubts the game will be the shootout many are expecting. “We’re not watching film, practicing and breaking these guys down for nothing,” Wright said. “We’re going to go out there and show up.” Young confident As Young sees it, the 12-0 Longhorns are capable of providing the two-time defending champions with as big a challenge as they’ve faced, even if the press and the general public seem to have already written them off. “Walking around L.A., everyone has the opinion that ‘SC is going to beat us,” Young said. “When game time comes, we know who’s going to win.” During a press conference Saturday, a reporter noted that USC’s offense, with two Heisman Trophy winners in its backfield, has been dubbed the one of the greatest in the history of the sport, even though Texas holds a slight edge in its points-per-game average. “I guess we’re the greatest of greatest of greatest of greatest,” Young responded. Walter Hammerwold 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal’s Neil McGee just can’t pin-point where Donegal went wrong in Sunday’s All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry. The Ulster champions were defeated by Kerry after a tense and rigid All-Ireland final.Donegal didn’t get anywhere close to the levels of performance they displayed in the All-Ireland semi-final when they beat the hotly tipped Dublin by six points. McGee told The Irish News, “I suppose we didn’t really reflect much yet, it will probably be worse now in a couple of weeks time when you’re sitting in the house on your own, especially when we didn’t perform.“Jim said before the game, regardless of the result, leave it all out there on the pitch.“We just did not perform on the day. It was just one of those days.“You can’t say that they were the hungrier team or that we were hungrier. It’s just that they got things right. It’s hard to put the finger on it. McGee won’t have much time to lick his wounds, he’ll be back in club action this weekend as the Donegal SFC finally starts.It was postponed until Donegal’s involvement in the All-Ireland series ended.McGee will be joined by his brother Eamon and Odhran MacNiallais as Gaoth Dobhair face Killybegs on Saturday evening. MCGEE ABSOLUTELY GUTTED AT ALL-IRELAND FINAL LOSS was last modified: September 24th, 2014 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALdonegalneil mcgeenewsSport
He has the entire county humming a tune that nobody knew a fortnight ago. Kilcar musician Rory ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ Gallagher may live in Lanzarote but he’s a huge hit here. Here he reveals what he loves about his home county.What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? Kilcar, it is my home town, growing up there was a pleasure, mighty craic. I actually can’t remember being bored at any stage.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?Some of the bumps on the Pettigo Road used to break my heart (and my springs!). I would make that a bit smoother. Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?I look up to many people in Donegal, I’m only 5 ‘ 9.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Packie Bonner, anyone who knows me knows I’m a massive soccer fan and I grew up with Italia 90 and all that stuff so Packie is a big hero. Sorry Daniel, but you just never played in a world cup!What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Tommy McLoughlin’s Production and guitar work on The Villagers 2010 album “Becoming a Jackal” was unreal. It is an album I listen to over and over. In other things Seamie Coleman (Everton) making a fool of both Fabregas and Tevez through tackles and nutmegs in the space of a month back in 2010 was magic, and Donegal having a higher NO vote than the rest of the country against the 4th Reich was quite heartwarming yet still ultimately pointless.What was Donegal’s saddest moment? I would say it was definately when I moved to Lanzarote in 2007, the whole county was in bits…What is your favourite Donegal-made product?McDaid’s Football SpecialWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Frankie Boyle ..why not!Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Either Terance Boyle or EnyaWho is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?As I said Packie Bonner. Gonna be biased and put Martin McHugh in there as well.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Whichever one e-mails me on facebook and offers me and my wife a free meal first! wink wink!Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?I fancy the Golden eagles to win by 2 touchdowns as the basking sharks have a weak quarterback.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?I once saw an old man outside the post office in Donegal town with a subaru cap, a ripped Duran Duran Jumper on top of a lumberjack shirt, with his extra large Dunnes Stores jeans tucked into his auld wellies, that man was a genius, never got his name.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?‘Way up the side of her!Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?Ah sure why not !What is your favourite Donegal food?Fresh mackeral is hard to beatIs there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?The culture of “being the big man” by driving really fast when you are young is crazy. I drove too fast when I was young, lucky I didn’t kill some-one, people from other counties always comment on it. It is embarrassing, dangerous, selfish and pointless… if you want to rally …enter a rally!If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?An extension on the airport to cater for direct flights to Lanzarote of course! Being serious i have heard horror stories of the lack of funding in health-care so it would go into that.MY DONEGAL – WITH RORY ‘JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES’ GALLAGHER! was last modified: August 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MY DONEGALRory Gallagher
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University men’s basketball team returns home Saturday afternoon to play its fifth game in eight days when it hosts visiting UIC. Tipoff against the Flames is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the contest being broadcast via The Valley on ESPN3.Drake takes to its home floor with a 3-3 record after going 2-1 at the Gulf Coast Showcase earlier in the week with wins over WKU and Pepperdine. The Bulldogs’ lone loss came to eventual tournament champion Weber State.In the team’s 69-53 win over Pepperdine in the Gulf Coast Showcase third-place game, the Bulldogs’ defense held the Waves to 38.5 percent shooting, 26.9 percent in the second half, and held a 10-rebound advantage.In the Bulldogs’ first game at the Gulf Coast Showcase, Kale Abrahamson scored a career-high 41 points to tie for the seventh-most in a game in school history. That was the highest output by a Bulldog since the last time Drake and UIC met and Richard Carter scored a career-high 38 points to defeat the Flames, 61-59, in Chicago. That win came in Ray Giacoletti’s first game as Drake’s head coach.UIC, under first-year head coach Steve McClain, is 1-2 on the young season. The Flames have a win over Roosevelt and losses to San Francisco and Western Illinois to their credit. Leading scorer Tai Odiase is leading the team with 15.0 points per game.Following Saturday’s contest, the Bulldogs will have a week off before taking to the road to face Bowling Green on Dec. 5.Print Friendly Version
The flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital last night.BREAKING NEWS: The Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital is back in operation.A clean up was completed in the reception and administrative areas that had experienced a very low level of flooding due to water leaking into these areas following torrential rain in the Letterkenny area earlier in the evening, said the HSE.The hospital’s ED went off call for three hours from 8pm to 11pm to expedite the clean up. Clinical areas in the ED and hospital services in general were not affected, said the hospital.Flooding in the roadway and car park has partly abated and people are advised to use extreme caution if coming to the ED.The emergency services remain at the scene in anticipation of more heavy rainfall.An investigation into the cause of the flood has already started. Seán Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny General Hospital, stated: “I want to acknowledge the hospital staff, the ambulance service, the staff at Sligo Regional and Altagelvin Hospitals, our local GPs, the fire service, the council and the Gardaí for their cooperation.“We regret any inconvenience caused to patients and their families.“Although services are now back to normal, we would like to remind the public to keep the Emergency Department for emergencies and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance.“We would also like to remind people that visiting the Short Stay Ward in the hospital has been suspended for the time being due to cases of norovirus on the ward.“If relatives are concerned about patients on this ward, a nominated person from each family can liaise with the Clinical Nurse Manager on the ward regarding planned visiting. The contact number is 074 912 5888, extension 4084. “People who have vomiting and diarrhoea symptoms should not attend the hospital but should contact their GP in the first instance if they have serious concerns. We would like to thank patients and the public for their cooperation.”BREAKING NEWS: HOSPITAL BACK IN OPERATION – MANAGER APOLOGISES TO PUBLIC was last modified: August 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:APOLOGYEDfloodhospitalletterkenny
SINGER Daniel O’Donnell had his family and friends around him at home in Co Donegal today as they had their first Christmas without his mum.Julia passed away in May.She was his biggest supporter during his glittering career. And today Daniel sang at Christmas Mass at Dungloe Hospital where staff had cared so lovingly for Julia during her final weeks and days.The Donegal man was back home in Kinclassagh with wife Majella joined other family members for Christmas dinner.Last night he had attended Midnight Mass and joined the choir for traditional hymns there.Today he wished everyone in Donegal – and his fans around the world – a Merry Christmas. “I hope everyone had a wonderful day,” he said. SINGER DANIEL’S CHRISTMAS CHEER WITH HIS DONEGAL FAMILY was last modified: December 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014CHristmasdaniel o’donnellJuliaMajella