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Family: Freed student who died has ‘completed his journey’

first_imgFamily: Freed student who died has ‘completed his journey’ Published: June 20, 2017 4:57 AM EDT Kim Jong Un reappears in public, ending absence amid health rumors Recommended North Korea blows up liaison office in Kaesong used for talks with South center_img CINCINNATI (AP) The family of an American college student who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old “has completed his journey home.”Otto Warmbier died Monday, relatives said in a statement. They did not cite a specific cause of death.“Unfortunately, the awful, torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,” his parents said.Doctors had described Warmbier’s condition as a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” and said he suffered a “severe neurological injury” of unknown cause. He arrived in Ohio on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months.The University of Virginia student was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was convicted of subversion. He was put before North Korean officials and journalists for a televised “confession.”“I have made the worst mistake of my life!” he exclaimed, choking up as he begged to be allowed to reunite with his parents and two younger siblings.He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor. His family said it was told he had been in a coma since soon after his sentencing.Doctors said he suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and “profound weakness and contraction” of his muscles, arms and legs. His eyes opened and blinked but without any sign that he understood verbal commands or his surroundings.Unresponsive wakefulness is a new medical term for persistent vegetative state. Patients in this condition who have survived a coma can open their eyes, but they do not respond to commands. People can live in a state of unresponsive wakefulness for many years with the chances of recovery depending on the extent of the brain injury.North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Doctors in Cincinnati said they found no active sign of botulism or evidence of beatings.In a White House statement, President Donald Trump said, “A lot of bad things happened, but at least we got him home to be with his parents.” He called North Korea a “brutal regime.”Warmbier grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming. He was salutatorian of his 2013 class at a highly rated high school and was on the soccer team.Wyoming City Schools released a statement saying it was “deeply saddened” by his death.“The countless contributions he made to his school and community through his leadership, actions, and limitless enthusiasm will be felt far into the future,” the school district said.Warmbier’s sophomore English teacher said he would be “dearly missed.”Warmbier had planned to study in China in his third year of college and heard about Chinese travel companies offering trips to North Korea. He was leaving North Korea on Jan. 2, 2016, when he was detained at the airport.The U.S. Department of State warns against travel to North Korea. While nearly all Americans who have been there have left without incident, visitors can be seized and face lengthy incarceration for what might seem like minor infractions.Jeffrey Fowle, also from Ohio, was detained in 2014 when he intentionally left a Bible in a nightclub. Fowle was freed after six months. He said he was kept isolated most of the time but not physically abused. He and others freed from North Korea have said they were coached and coerced into giving confessions.Three Americans remain held in North Korea. The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government. Related Articles:U.S. student freed from North Korea has died Author: AP Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

Argonaut Weekly: May 10-16

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The NCAA postseason has arrived for the West Florida baseball and softball teams, as the Argos baseball team is heading to Tampa, Fla. for their second NCAA Tournament appearance in school history and the UWF softball team will travel to Valdosta, Ga. for their third consecutive bid.  Meanwhile, the UWF men’s golf, men’s tennis, and women’s tennis teams had their seasons come to an end in regional play last week.For all of your hotel needs in the Pensacola area, visit www.highpointe.com.BASEBALL (36-18, 11-3 GSC)- 5/3 vs. Henderson State (GSC Tournament): 8-7 W- 5/4 vs. North Alabama (GSC Tournament): 6-12 L- 5/5 vs. Alabama-Huntsville (GSC Tournament): 8-3 W- 5/6 vs. Valdosta State (GSC Tournament): 4-8 LAfter going 2-2 in last week’s Gulf South Conference baseball tournament, the University of West Florida will look to rebound with a strong performance at regionals this week. They earned the No. 6 seed and will face familiar GSC rival and 2010 GSC Champion, Valdosta State. This marks UWF’s second NCAA regional appearance and first since 2007.At the 2010 Morgan Keegan GSC Baseball Tournament last week the Argos got off to a strong start against Henderson State by capturing a close 8-7 victory to open the tournament. North Alabama stopped the Argos in their tracks in game two, pounding out 18 hits in the 12-6 win to send them in to the losers’ bracket. In game three the Argos bounced back to beat Alabama-Huntsville for the fourth straight time this season, 8-3. On day four they would see their dreams of a conference championship come to an end against Valdosta State as their offense was too much to handle, falling 8-4.On Sunday night the Argos punched their ticket to their second NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. They will travel down to Tampa, Fla. and host University of Tampa for the five day, eight team tournament. Southern Arkansas takes the top seed for the second consecutive year followed by Tampa and 2010 GSC Champion Valdosta State. Florida Southern falls to fourth while Rollins takes over as the No. 5 seed. West Florida will enter the tournament as the No. 6 seed and is followed by Florida Tech and Albany State.West Florida is scheduled to take on Valdosta State in game one of the tournament at 7:45 p.m. ET at the University of Tampa Baseball Field. This is the fourth time these two teams will meet this season with VSU taking the series thus far, two games to one.MEN’S GOLF- 5/3-5 @ NCAA Super Regional: T8th of 20 teamsThe No. 12 West Florida men’s golf team finished in a tie for eighth overall after the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional Wednesday afternoon.  The Argonauts shot an eight-over 292 during the final round to finish with a 54 hole total of 870, unable to pull out a round low enough to move into the top-five to receive a bid to the national championship.West Florida’s Otto Bonning had an up-and-down ride during the final round on the way to a tie for 14th place individually, highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 seventh hole to shoot a one-over 72. Bonning also sank four birdies, three of which were on his front nine, but experienced trouble on his 12th and 18th holes to shoot an even-par 213 (72-69-72). Sophomore Carlos Rodriguez  started the third round hot, going three-under through his first six holes, but then scored back-to-back bogeys before his round fell to the wayside, ultimately ending with a 78 to finish tied for 43rd overall with a total 219 (74-67-78).WOMEN’S TENNIS (14-10, 3-1 GSC)- 5/7 vs. Rollins (NCAA South Regional): 5-3 W- 5/8 @ Barry (NCAA South Regional): 3-5 LThe No. 8 UWF women’s tennis team advanced to the finals of the NCAA South Regional hosted by Barry over the weekend, but the Argos fell to the host Buccaneers 3-5.  UWF started the tournament with a first round bye, and in the second round UWF topped Rollins 5-3 to advance to the finals.In Friday’s win over Rollins, the Argonauts fell behind 1-2 after doubles play, but UWF fought back to win four of the six potential singles matches to claim the win.  Barbara Oliveira and Paulina Ojeda each won in straight sets at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, over a pair of ranked opponents from the Tars.Saturday was a different story, as Barry took control on its home court for the 5-3 win.  Taylor Brewster and Jacqueline March won at No. 2 doubles, but the Bucs won the other two to take a 2-1 lead entering singles play.  Barry then went on to win three singles matches to earn the trip to the NCAA Championships.MEN’S TENNIS (12-11, 3-1 GSC)- 5/6 vs. Harding (NCAA South Regional): 5-0 W- 5/7 @ Barry (NCAA South Regional): 0-5 LThe No. 10 UWF men’s tennis team faced two very different foes in the first two rounds of the NCAA South Regional, cruising to a 5-0 win over Harding in the first round but then falling to host Barry 0-5 in the second.  The Argonauts swept the Bisons for the second time this season, led by quick singles victories by Nathan Rosenfeld and Mike Lue.In Friday’s semifinal match, it was Barry that went on to victory, defeating the Argonauts 5-0.  Kevin Ducros and Leandro Ferreira put up a fight at the No. 1 doubles spot, but ultimately fell 8-5.  The Bucs went on to defeat Ouachita Baptist in the regional finals to earn a spot in the NCAA Championships.SOFTBALL (39-14, 16-11 GSC)For the tenth time in program history, West Florida softball has earned a bid to the NCAA regional tournament, as it was announced Monday morning. The Argos earned their third consecutive at-large bid, this time traveling to Valdosta State and serving as the four seed in the South Region.Beginning last season, the NCAA split the regional tournaments into two host sites for each region, with the winner of the two sites participating in a three-game super regional series the following weekend. West Florida will be in a field consisting of first seed Valdosta State, eight seed Albany State, and fifth seed Palm Beach Atlantic.The Argos (39-14) will first take on independent opponent Palm Beach Atlantic (34-11) on Friday, May 14 at 4:00 pm. The Sailfish are making their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, facing the Argos for the second time this season. The two teams squared off in the season’s opening games at UWF’s regional crossover held in February. West Florida took a pair of 2-1 wins from the Sailfish and enter the tournament after a 2-1 showing at the GSC Tournament last weekend.The first day of the tournament consists of just a single game for all teams, determining the order of the bracket to be played on Saturday. Depending on the outcome of Friday’s games, UWF will play at either 1:30pm or 4pm on Saturday.MULTIMEDIAThe UWF Sports Information office is proud to offer a variety of ways to stay updated on Argonaut Athletics:- Live Audio- Live Video- Live Stats- eScores- E-mailing List- www.Facebook.com/GoArgos- www.Twitter.com/GoArgos- Photo Galleries- RSS Feeds- Podcasts2009-10 ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK4/26Kyle BrownBaseball4/19Otto BonningMen’s GolfDanielle KildowSoftball4/12Karri BisbeeSoftballRyan BlackMen’s GolfTyler HastingsBaseball4/5Kevin JohnsonBaseballLukas LarssonMen’s TennisLuiza SonnervigWomen’s Tennis3/29Dustin LawleyBaseballShannon MilesSoftballBarbara OliveiraWomen’s Tennis3/22Ashleigh AllgoodSoftballDaniel Vargas-VilaBaseball3/15Melissa ChastangSoftballEric KrollBaseballAndrey PozhidaevMen’s Tennis3/8Taylor BrewsterWomen’s Tennis3/1Natalia EspinosaWomen’s GolfJason PostillBaseballBhavna ShettyWomen’s Golf2/22Amy DrakeWomen’s BasketballJillian LafranceSoftball2/15Amber IngramSoftballBlake OlsonMen’s Golf2/8Zach CatesBaseball1/18Jose DavilaMen’s Basketball1/11Sabrina StambouliWomen’s Basketball1/4Max HoggardMen’s Basketball12/14Ken MitchellMen’s Basketball12/7Amy DrakeWomen’s Basketball11/30Dominique BoykinsWomen’s BasketballMaurice ThomasMen’s Basketball11/23Shameka GordonWomen’s SoccerJonathan JacksonMen’s BasketballTiffany WilliamsWomen’s Basketball11/16Courtney JonesWomen’s SoccerJamie NicholsVolleyball11/9Frank CopeMen’s SoccerLindsay HommeVolleyball11/2Shakira DuncanWomen’s SoccerPatricia GandolfoVolleyball10/26Kara GonzalezVolleyballEddie PaganMen’s Cross CountryJordan StoneWomen’s Soccer10/19Valissia BrathwaiteVolleyballRichard DixonMen’s Soccer10/12Donald DavisMen’s Cross CountryShakira DuncanWomen’s Soccer10/5Kevin DucrosMen’s TennisLeandro FerreiraMen’s TennisBailee HedstromWomen’s Cross Country9/28Patricia GandolfoVolleyballJenny LinesWomen’s GolfKaley MorrisWomen’s Soccer9/21Tyler BowmanMen’s Cross CountryJay MainvilleMen’s Soccer9/14Kimberly ClarkVolleyballDernelle MascallWomen’s Soccer9/7Shaneka GordonWomen’s SoccerMegan SteinocherWomen’s Cross Country8/31Paul WilloughbyMen’s SoccerTHIS WEEK’S UWF ATHLETICS SCHEDULEThursday, May 13Baseball vs. Valdosta State (NCAA South Regional) (at Tampa, Fla.) 7:45 ETFriday, May 14Baseball vs. TBA (NCAA South Regional) (at Tampa, Fla.) Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic (NCAA South Regional) (at Valdosta, Ga.) 4:00 ETSaturday, May 15Softball vs. TBA (NCAA South Regional) (at Valdosta, Ga.) Baseball vs. TBA (NCAA South Regional) (at Tampa, Fla.) Sunday, May 16Softball vs. TBA (NCAA South Regional) (at Valdosta, Ga.) Baseball vs. TBA (NCAA South Regional) (at Tampa, Fla.)For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Argonaut Weekly: May 10-16 Photo by Bill Stockland center_img Sharelast_img read more

Focus on the youths – Waite banking on young players for upcoming RSPL season

first_imgWith the new Red Stripe Premier League season on the horizon, Arnett Gardens’ head coach Jerome Waite is urging the club’s supporters to exercise patience, noting that the club is determined to build a team that will feature prominently in the league for years to come. Waite stated that the club is constructing a youthful team, but pointed out that present and future success remain a priority for the Junglists. Arnett Gardens, who made it to the quarter-finals of the RSPL last season, where they were knocked out by Cavalier, have released two senior players in the off-season in Ranike Anderson and Jabuer Johnson. Waite told The Gleaner that the club brought in a number of talented young players in the preseason, as they aim to build a competitive squad for the future. “One of the things that we targeted in the preseason is players between the ages of 18-23, because we are talking about long-term development, and at the same time, ensuring that we reached the top six,” said Waite. Opportunity to showcase talent “We are looking forward to marketing these young players and, hopefully, they can be given an opportunity to showcase their talent at the next level overseas,” he said. The veteran coach underlines that the club’s supporters are always eager to win, but he said, the game have changed a lot over the past decade and, therefore, one must give the youngsters a chance to showcase their talents. “Everybody always looking for Arnett Gardens to win the Premier League every year. It is not a situation where it is not possible, but we will have to take into consideration where development of these young players is concerned,” added Waite. “They will be working with a few senior, experienced players so that they can improve from time to time,” he said. “It will be a work in progress because it is left to be seen as to how fast these youngsters grasp what is expected of them. As you know, the culture in Arnett Gardens is different from the other clubs, because our spectators are hungry at all times, not only to win games, but to win trophies,” he said. Waite noted that his coaching staff has been working intensely to improve the fitness of their players ahead of the start of the season, which kicks off in September. “We are still continuing the conditioning of our team because we don’t start anything technically or tactically as yet and so things are looking good so far for us,” Waite stated.last_img read more

Strength from adversity

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON KATHY Scott will never forget hearing it for the first time: “You’ve got breast cancer”. “I pretty…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

History at risk over security breach

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS CARDINIA Shire Council has been slammed over an “appalling” breach of security by an historical group that…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Colaiste Einde, Galway capture the ‘Charlie McGoldrick Cup’ and are crowned Connacht U15 Schoolboys…

first_imgOn a pleasant day for golf and an excellentlypresented Ballinrobe Golf Club on Thursday last, Connacht Golf staged itstwelfth edition of the its development Championships, Team and Individual forU15 Schoolboys. This is a handicap event played in stableford formatover 18 Holes. The aggregate best two scores from the teams of three boysdetermined the placings in the Team event. Scoring was very good on the day reflecting thetalent that currently exists at this age grouping in Connacht with the leading individualon the day returning 44pts and runner-up and third both returning 43pts.When the scores were counted up the Winner of theCharlie McGoldrick Cup, was Colaiste Einde, Galway who had an aggregate of80pts. This gave them a 3pt winning margin over the defending champions HolyRosary Secondary School, Mountbellew. St. Joseph’s College Garbally,Ballinasloe took third place on 74pts.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Athletics Report

first_imgConnachtIndoor Championships South Galway AC medallists from the Connacht Indoors: ( L to R) Roisin Geaney, Andrew Horan, Michael Leahy, Stephen Mannion, Caoimhe Kelleher.The 2020 Connacht Indoor Track and Field Championships were held in the Athlone IT Arena last weekend over two days, with huge numbers in attendance both days. There was great success for Galway clubs and athletes on both days of competition. At Juvenile level on Saturday, Galwayclubs saw wins via Jack Cahill of Craughwell AC who won the U12 Boys Hurdlesand Grace McGrath of Tuam AC, who won gold in the Girls 600m distance raceLauren Morgan of Craughwell AC was thewinner of the U12 Girls Long Jump, with clubmate Sam Casey claiming gold in theBoys section. At U12 level, Ava Doyle of Craughwell proved strongest in the U12Girls Shot Putt taking the title, while in the Boys section Oran Collinsclaimed gold again for Craughwell In the High Jump Craughwell athlete SamCasey made it a double victory for him on the day taking a second gold, with RebeccaMoynihan of Tuam AC taking gold in the Girls section.Keevagh Barry of Craughwell AC wondouble gold as she sprinted well to win the U13 Girls 60m, while also claimingthe Long Jump gold.  In the field at U13 level, Juno Hayes ofGCH won the Shot Putt. In the U13 High Jump, Conor Penny took gold for CraughwellAC, with Emma O’Donovan of Craughwell AC claiming individual gold in the U13Girls High Jump.In the distance events, Clodagh Fallonof Tuam was most impressive in victory in the U13 Girls 600m and Matthew Newellof CRH won the 1k WalkDay one relays saw great excitement withgold for Loughrea AC in the U12 Girls and Galway City Harriers in the U13 Boys equivalent.Craughwell AC did the double as their squads stormed to victory in the U12 Boysand U13 Girls races. Sunday’s action saw the older age group competing from U14 upwards, with further Galway success across the packed event programme. Darragh Fahy of Loughrea impressed winning double gold in the Boys 60m Hurdles and Long Jump at U14 level, as did Craughwell’s Ella Farrelly as she won the 60m Hurdles, and Long Jump. On the track in the U14 events, Orlaith Mannion of South Galway AC won gold in the U14 Girls 60m while Ronan Duggan of GCH won the Boys sprint title. In the field, Darragh Kelly took High Jump gold for Craughwell, and Cian Rafferty of Tuam AC won the Shot Putt. Oisin Phelan leaped to Long Jump gold for Tuam in the U14 Boys event. South Galway AC girls team won Relay gold, and GCH took the Boys crownAt U15 level, sprinter Aoibhe Donnellanof Craughwell produced a great performance to take gold in the 60m in the Girlssection. Nicole Duffy of Clare River Harriers won the U15Girls Hurdles title bya clear margin, with Evan Moran of GCH claiming gold in the Boys hurdles. Inthe U15 Relays, GCH won the Boys gold with Craughwell AC winning the Girls race.In the U15 Walk Sinead Maher of Craughwell AC took gold.At U16 level Mathieu Madden of GCH wasoutstanding, claiming triple gold, winning the 60m Sprint title, the 60mHurdles, and High Jump. Stephen Mannion of South Galway AC was another whoseperformances stood out winning 200m gold, and Long Jump individually, as wellas helping his South Galway team to a dramatic win in the 4x200m relay by thenarrowest of margins. Liam Shaw’s U16 Shot Putt victory forAthenry was one of the highlights of the day as he set a championship best,throwing 15.41 metres.In the U16 Girls events, Caoimhe Farrellof Loughrea AC won the Sprint hurdles, while Kelsey Wall of GCH took 200m gold.Over the distance events at U16 level, Fauve Aylmer of GCH ran well in claimingthe 800m gold medal. GCH won the U16 Girls Relay. In the jumps, Jade Moorheadof Craughwell AC took the honours in the U16 Girls High Jump. At U17 level, Conor Hoade of Galway CityHarriers was another impressive performer on the day, winning triple gold,claiming both the 60m sprint and Hurdles and later the 200m title. WilliamMcDonnell of GCH continued his good form winning U17 1500m gold. Roisin Geaneyof South Galway AC was victorious in the Girls 800m. In the field, SaoirsePierce of Craughwell AC won the High Jump title, and Jack Hession of Tuam ACwon the Boys Long Jump gold medal. Galway clubs won two golds in the Shot Putt viaOisin Keane in the Boys for GCH and Ella Rafferty of Tuam AC in the Girls.Aoife Waldron of GCH was victorious in the U17 Girls Pole Vault. Finally, GCHwon both Relay titles in the Boys and Girls events an indication of theirstrength in depth at this levelIn the U18 events, the hugely talented AndrewEgan of GCH won double gold in the Boys 60m and 200m events, Paschal Walsh ofGCH won the 400m title, with GCH winning the Boys relay title also. Conor Trehy of GCH was a triple winner,as he ran a cracking 60m Hurdles to take U18 gold, and claimed the Long Jumpand Triple Jump titles as well. Eimear Rowe of GCH took gold in the U18 Girls400m and later 200m silver. Meanwhile in the field events, Ellie Cronin ofCraughwell AC won the High Jump title, while Aoibhin Farrell of Loughrea AC wonthe Girls Triple Jump Robert McDonnell of GCH showed his classin winning the U19 Boys 400m in sub 50 seconds. Richard Kmasen of GCH wasanother athlete who had a brilliant day winning the 60m and 200m on the track,and made it three golds in the Triple Jump. GCH’s Eoghan Jennings won doublegold, taking the Hurdles and winning the Long Jump as well. Seren O’Toole ofGCH won gold in the Girls U19 400m race, while Ciara Maguire of Tuam AC won theGirls Hurdles. GCH won U19 Relay gold in the Boys and Girls eventsKyle Moorhead of Craughwell AC impressedwinning the U19 Boys 1500mAt Senior level in the sprints, DarrenCostello of GCH won the senior 60m sprint with Cormac Kearney of Craughwellwinning the Masters 60m. Costello later added the Senior 200m title in adominant display of sprinting.The Ladies 800m race was exciting as SineadGaffney of Craughwell just held off Kathryn Casserly of GCH, to take 800mvictory. In the Men’s 800m, Paul Joyce of Craughwell set a blistering pace towin Connacht gold in 1.56 Paul Joyce Craughwell AC Connacht Senior  800m champion Over 1500m Luke Evans of Craughwell ACwon the Senior Men’s race in 4.21.Craughwell’s Arlene Earls impressedtaking the Senior Women’s 400m title in 63.30; Owen Scully took Connacht goldfor GCH in the Men’s 400m In the Field events, Craughwell athleteLaura Cunningham took the Senior Women’s Long Jump title in a season’s best of5.04m, while Brendan Lynch of Loughrea claimed gold in the Senior Men’s eventMary Barrett of Loughrea AC took gold inthe Senior Ladies High Jump as well as victory in the Shot Putt at Masters Level.In the throws, Brendan Staunton of GCHwon the Senior Men’s Shot Putt, with Sinead Keon of Loughrea AC winning theLadies gold medal Maree8km Top 3 Ladies at Maree 8km  L to R Sinead Kelly third, Tara Whyte winner, and Edel Kelly second (Pic credit: John O Connor)  Kevin Mooney of Craughwell AC and TaraWhyte of Galway City Harriers were the winners at the annual Maree 8km heldSunday last. Mooney clocked 25.33 for a clear win over second Mick Fogarty andthird Arkadiusz Skupin. Tara Whyte ran 33.06 for victoryin the Ladies section ahead of Edel Kelly of Athenry AC second and third homewas GCHs Sinead Kelly.FixturesNationalIndoor Senior Championships  The Irish Life Health National IndoorSenior Championships take place next weekend over two days February 29th andMarch 1st in the National Indoor Arena in Dublin, and many of Galway’s toptrack and field athletes will travel in search of silverware, such as SeanBreathnach of GCH in the Shot Putt, and GCH sprinters Cillin Greene and NicoleWalsh who will go over 400m.Gort5kmThe Gort 5km race takes place on Sunday1st March next, organised by South Galway AC.The race will start at 1.30pm and raceentrants are asked to assemble outside Gort Community Centre at 1.20pm prior tobeing walked to the start line by race Marshalls.Registration will open at 11.30am inGort Community centre where pre-registered entrants can collect their race packs.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway GAA Club Teams of the 2000s announced

first_imgLiam Donoghue Clarinbridge Liam Hodgins Abbey DuniryEugene McEntee Portumna Ollie Canning Portumna Brian Mahoney Loughrea Brian Feeney Athenry Brian Higgins Athenry Andy Smith Portumna Ger Farragher Castlegar Damien Hayes Portumna Kevin ‘Chunky’ Hayes Portumna Joe Canning Portumna Johnny O’Loughlin Loughrea Ollie Fahy GortFergal Healy CraughwellSubs:Peter Commins (Gort)Greg Kennedy (Loughrea)Paul Hardiman (Athenry)Micheal Donoghue (Clarinbridge)Derek Hardiman (Mullagh)Shane Kavanagh (Kinvara)Garret Heagney (Portumna)David Tierney (Kilnadeema Leitrim)Donal Moran (Athenry)Gavin Keary (Loughrea)The club football team features 4 players from Corofin, who won five county titles in the decade, 3 players from Killererin who won two titles, 2 from Caltra and Salthill Knocknacarra who both followed up county title wins with All Ireland success and one each from Mountbellew Moylough, Caherlistrane, Milltown and Cortoon Shamrocks. Players like Kieran Fitzgerald, Gary Sice, Paul Conroy and Jamie Murphy were held over for consideration next week for the 2010s team. Club Football Team 2000 to 2009:Alan Keane (Killererin)Damien Burke (Corofin) Finian Hanley (Salthill-Knocknacarra) Michael Comer (Corofin)Declan Meehan (Caltra) Diarmaid Blake (Milltown) Alan Burke (Corofin)Joe Bergin (Mountbellew-Moylough) Michael Donnellan (Dunmore & Salthill-Knocknacarra).Cormac Bane (Caherlistrane) Padraic Joyce (Killererin) Tommie Joyce (Killererin)Derek Savage (Cortoon Shamrocks) Michael Meehan (Caltra) Alan O’Donovan (Corofin)Subs and honourable mentions: Brian Donnellan (Mountbellew-Moylough) 2. Ciaran McGrath (Corofin) 3. David Finnegan (Cortoon Shamrocks) 4. Brian Kilroy (Caltra) 5. Niall Coyne (Carna-Caiseal) 6. Ronan Leonard (Annaghdown) 7. Darren Mullahy (Milltown). 8. Aidan Donnellan (Corofin) 9. Niall Coleman (Annaghdown). 10. Paul Clancy (Maigh Cuilinn) 11. Kieran Comer (Corofin) 12. Mark Lydon (Maigh Cuilinn). 13. Michael Newell (Annaghdown) 14. Shay Walsh (Glenamaddy) 15. Noel Meehan (Caltra).HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Goalkeepers: Kevin Kilroy (Caltra), Paul Doherty (Tuam Stars).DEFENDERS: Tomás Meehan (Caltra), Gary Delaney (Corofin), Adrian Fitzpatrick (Annaghdown), Gareth Bradshaw (Maigh Cuilinn), Colm Colleran (Mountbellew-Moylough), Gordon Morley (Salthill-Knocknacarra), Alan Glynn (St Michael’s)MIDFIELDERS: Barry Cullinane (Claregalway), Morgan Duggan (Annaghdown), Pat Gilmore (Cortoon Shamrocks), Michael Mitchell and Martin Bermingham (Killererin), Cathal Blake (Milltown).FORWARDS: Joe Canney (Corofin), Nicholas Joyce (Killererin), Matthew Clancy (Oughterard), Séamus Rabbitte, Seán Armstrong and Alan Kerins (Salthill-Knocknacarra), Brian Faherty and Tomás Higgins (Maigh Cuilinn), Joseph Meehan and Derry O’Brien (Mountbellew-Moylough), Mickey Costelloe (Cortoon Shamrocks), Fiachra Breathnach (Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir), Damien Dunleavy (Kilkerrin-Clonberne), Cillín de Paor (An Cheathrú Rua). Galway Club Hurling Team 2000 to 2009: The Galway club hurling and football teams of the ‘Noughties’ have been announced with 15 players selected from the years 2000 to 2009. In hurling the team includes 6 players from Portumna, who won 5 county championships and 3 All Ireland titles in the decade, as well as 2 from Athenry and Loughrea and one each from Clarinbridge, Tynagh Abbey Duniry, Castlegar, Gort and Craughwell.center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

State lawmaker proposes seclusion and restraint legislation

first_imgA state lawmaker wants more limits on when kids can be put in an isolation room or restrained in Missouri schools.Republican Dottie Bailey says seclusion and restraint can lead to trauma for vulnerable students.Illinois’ governor issued an emergency rule banning seclusion rooms, after a Pro Publica report last month showed the way some schools in that state were using them.Monday was the first day Missouri lawmakers could pre-file bills for the 2020 state legislative session.last_img