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GC Foster, Sprintec make mark

first_imgOVER the years, the Stephen and Paul Francis-coached MVP Track Club and the University of Technology (UTech) have dominated action at the Milo Western Relays.However, at last Saturdays staging of the event, both teams had to play second fiddle to the Maurice Wilson-coached G.C. Foster College and Sprintec teams, which both accounted for the majority of wins in individual and relay events.”I was very pleased with the performances of both the college and club teams, and I think we are on target, especially among the college athletes, to do very well for the remainder of the season, although it is still early days. But we do have a very vibrant team that has been very supportive in the form of Dr Joyce Royal, Paul Beckford, Marvin Gayle, Alf Remekie, and other members who have been helping so far,” said Wilson, who is also a senior lecturer at G.C. Foster College and technical leader of Jamaica’s track and field team.In individual events, there were wins for G.C. Foster College’s Ronda Whyte, AndrÈ Clarke, Nascieve Powell, and Sprintec’s Oshane Bailey.RECORD BOOKSWhyte and Clarke, who were members of Jamaica’s team to the World University Games last summer in Gwangju, Korea, wrote their names in the record books.Whyte won the women’s 400 metres hurdles in 58.24 seconds to erase former Edwin Allen High athlete Sherone Pinnock’s 2006 record of 59.30.Clarke, who fractured his right shoulder in practice a few days before the start of his event in Korea and could not participate, won the men’s 400m hurdles in 51.25, erasing the 2014 record of former St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) standout Okeem Williams of 52.34.Bailey captured the men’s 100m in 10.32 seconds, finishing ahead of the G.C. Foster College duo of Colin King (10.33) and Chadic Thorpe (10.48). The other individual success for G.C. Foster College came in the men’s 400m Open as Powell won in 48.22 seconds.Sprintec won the women’s Open 4x400m relay, while G.C. Foster captured the men’s equivalent along with the men’s 4x200m and sprint medley.G.C. Foster College’s 4x400m quartet of Alvin Green, Demish Gayle, Marzell Miller, and Demar Murray won in a record of 3:07.17 to break MVP’s 2008 record of 3:08.01, with Sprintec second in a close 3:07.35 and UTech third in 3:09.71.It was a welcome return to the Milo Western Relays for Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, whose last appearance was with the MVP Track Club. Now representing Sprintec, she teamed up with Verone Chambers, Anastasia LeRoy, and Ristananna Tracey to win the women’s 4x400m in 3:32.47. UTech, with Janieve Russell and Shericka Jackson, were second in 3:33.18, with MVP, led by Stephenie McPherson, third in 3:36.22.G.C. Foster’s other successes came in the women’s sprint medley, which they won in 3:32.31 and the 4x200m Open in 1:23.42.MVP captured both 4x100m relays. In the women’s event, with World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and World 200 metres silver medallist Elaine Thompson, MVP clocked a record 43.31 to beat G.C. Foster College, 43.94.In a very close men’s event, MVP, with Julian Forte and Andrew Fisher, clocked 38.89 and just got the better of Sprintec, which clocked 38.90 seconds.last_img read more

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Calabar and Edwin again

first_img DOUBLE WINNER Meanwhile, Cemore Donald was a double winner, adding the Class Two girls 800m title to the 1,500m title she won on Friday. The Edwin Allen athlete posted 2:08.01 to win ahead of Petersfield’s Shaquena Foote, 2:09.39, and Hydel’s Charokee Young, 2:17.28. Earlier, Excelsior High School’s Ackera Nugent’s frustration was palpable as she was beaten in the Class Three girls 80m hurdles by a fast-finishing Crystal Morrison of St Jago. Rayon Butler pulled off a coup on his St Elizabeth Technical High School teammate, Jauavney James, in a tight finish to win the Class One boys 800m final. The highly favoured James showed it was all love, hugging his teammate after the race, which Butler won in 1:50.24 to James’ 1:50.27. Leon Clarke of St Jago was third in 1:51.11. Chrissani May of Holmwood stamped her class on the girls Class One 800m with a 2:11.17 win ahead of Edwin Allen’s Asshani Robb in 2:11.26. Edwin Allen’s Gabrielle McDonald shattered her Class One 100m hurdles record on her way to winning the final in 13.12. McDonald, a former Holmwood student, erased her mark of 13.52, which she set in the heats. Wolmer’s Janeek Brown was second in 13.16 ahead of Nicolee Foster, who finished third in 13.40. Calabar’s De’Jour Russell turned in a scintillating performance to win the Class One boys 110m hurdles in a new meet record of 13.21. Russell, who was suffering from a hamstring injury entering the championships, eclipsed the previous mark of 13.24, which was held by KC’s Omar McLeod. Russell’s teammate, Orlando Bennett, was second in 13.52, while third went to JC’s Oquendo Bernard in 13.53. St Jago’s Jahvel Granville won the boys Class Three 100m hurldles in a new meet record 12.90. Granville’s time erased the previous mark of 13.10, which was set by Kamali Simpson. KC’s pair of Timothy Lee (13.17) and Tajae Francis (13.33) was second and third, respectively. St Jago’s Kimara Francis delivered an upset to defending champion Sanique Walker of Vere Technical, coming from behind to win the Class Two girls 400m. Francis posed 54.11 to Walker’s 54.19 with St Catherine’s Anna-Kay Allen in third in 55.06. Petersfield’s Kevin Nedrick won the Class One shot put in a new meet record of 20.65m. Nedrick’s throw erases the previous mark of 19.52m, which was held by Demar Gayle of Edwin Allen. Calabar’s Kyle Mitchell was second in the event with a throw of 17.64m, while KC’s Zico Campbell was third with a mark of 17.52m. Calabar High defied the pre-meet odds last night while Edwin Allen High’s girls posted an expected victory as an exciting and sometimes tension-filled ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships ended inside the National Stadium. Edwin Allen clinched the girls’ title in late afternoon, but the boys’ race went down to the final event. Going into the 4×400 metres, Kingston College, the pre-meet favourites, led by four points – 309-305. Calabar, as expected, swept to victory with ace 400 metres sprinter Christopher Taylor on anchor. KC needed to be in at least third to win the title. They ended in fifth. The National Stadium was turned into a sea of green and black as Calabar finished on 317 points, three ahead of KC, to cop their sixth straight title and 27th title overall. It also extended what was already their longest streak in control of the Mortimer Geddes crown. The top two were followed by Jamaica College (203), St Jago (157), St Elizabeth Technical (114.50) and Wolmer’s (82). Edwin Allen retained their girls’ title after comfortably scoring 304.5 points. Hydel finished second with 255, followed by St Jago (246), Holmwood (238), Vere (117.5), Excelsior (113), Wolmer’s (54) and Immaculate (40). Calabar’s Christopher Taylor was one of the star performers of the meet as he captured the boys Class One 200m, 400m, as well as helping his team to gold in the 4x100m and 4x400m relay events. Taylor ran his heart out to win the Class One boys 400m as he beat teammate Anthony Carpenter in 46.45 seconds. Carpenter, who was fifth in the event last year, clocked 46.53, while Kingston College’s Dawshawn Morris was third in 47.18. The 17-year-old Taylor then returned to capture the Class One 200m in a respectable 20.70. Excelsior’s Andel Miller was second in 20.90, while Taylor’s teammate, Tyreke Wilson, was third in 21.03. Calabar’s Kimar Farquharson added the Class Two boys 800m title to his 1,500m bronze after a stunning final 100m to edge Kingston College’s Tarees Rhoden on the line in a time of 1:52.49. Rhoden posted 1:52.53, while Munro’s Rushane Fullerton was third in 1:53.31. KC’s Ugandan athlete Aryamanya Rodgers won the 5000m Open in 15:07.58. Rodgers’ teammate, Shane Buchanan, the steeplechase champion, was second in 15:20.94, while third went to St Elizabeth Technical’s Shemar Salmon in 15:21.56.last_img read more

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City Council approves a part of Station 44 to local developer

first_imgCouncillor Klasssen also assured Mayor Ackerman that his approval of the 54 acres in a one-time deal, and will not reflect future decisions when, and if, another developer requests a piece of Station 44.“I would agree that we will not let any other properties build until that interchange is in place,” Klassen said.The resolution was made to approve North Point’s request after city staff assured the mayor and council the no build covenant will stay in affect for the remaining acres.Once a developer picks up the rest of the land, they’ll be responsible for constructing the accompanying interchange, which Mayor Ackerman insists to be better planned than the current interchanges off the Alaska Highway, which many see as a serious danger to the roads.Advertisement North Point, a local developer, wants to be granted 54 acres of Station 44, which is 220 acres in total, and while Councillor Klassen and Councillor Stewart, who were the only councillors present during the conversation, seem to be completely on board, Mayor Lori Ackerman is concerned that this exception will create a domino effect, allowing more and more pieces of land to be lifted from the no build convent, and subsequently resulting in the much needed interchange becoming the responsibility of the public.“I want to see that the community is not going to wind up, however many years from now, paying for an interchange that should have been built as a result of this development,” Mayor Ackerman explained.However, in a mutual beneficial agreement, city council and the developer have been discussing an alternative, splitting the cost of construction for 85th Avenue instead.- Advertisement -“There’s no reason why we cant put this in place, and request that North Point put it in writing that as an alternative to putting money towards the interchange, they are agreeing to put money towards 85th Avenue to go through,” Councillor Stewart said.Mayor Ackerman’s concerns seemed to be alleviated when City Manger, Diane Hunter assured both the mayor and council that the MOT is aware of the request, and a new traffic impact study is currently underway.“They’ve (the property owner) indicated to us that they definitely see commercial going into that area, they’re not sure if it’s a power centre type of development any longer,” Hunter explained. “So once they nail that down, an additional traffic study will need to be done based on whatever they’re proposing to do, and we’ll match that up against the original traffic study.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bayern Munich star vows to beat Man City in favour to former club Roma

first_img Mehdi Benatia in action for Bayern Munich Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia wants to knock Manchester City out of the Champions League tonight so his former club Roma can go through at their expense.Benatia moved from Rome to Munich in the summer and takes on Manuel Pellegrini’s side tonight (TUE) at the Etihad.City are currently rock bottom of Group E with just two points from four matches and are their hopes of progressing are looking increasingly desperate.Benatia, 27, spent one just season at Roma where he scored five Serie A goals in 32 appearances but it was enough for him to have a lasting love for the club he hopes to help out by crushing City on their own soil.“We want to win in England,” Benatia said. “We aim to maximum points. In addition I’d like to beat City to try to do a favour for Roma. I hope they qualify with us.” 1last_img read more

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A tax too soon

first_imgTAX now; ask questions later. This could be the motto of the Los Angeles City Council. On Friday, the council directed the city attorney to draft the language for a $40-a-year parcel tax for gang programs on the February ballot. This, despite the plea from City Controller Laura Chick to wait until her audit of the city’s current anti-gang programs is completed and it becomes clear how much money – if any – is needed for new programs. Audit, schmaudit. The council doesn’t need an audit to know that the public wants something done about gangs, so it’ll be easy to sell the public a bill of goods. As Councilwoman Janice Hahn said, council members will figure out what to do with the $30 million a year after they get it. If the council wants more cash from the overtaxed citizens who already get a falling-down city for their contributions, the council members must do more than offer vague proposals. They need a plan. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And they won’t have one until the audit is finished, strategies are put forward and debated, and a commitment is made to end the era of tolerance for hoodlums – and for incompetents at City Hall.last_img read more

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‘Klopp and Benitez bring in marquee signings, Rodgers brings in Joe Allen’

first_img Brendan Rodgers Liverpool fans are calling for Brendan Rodgers to be sacked after the 1-0 defeat at Hull City all but ended the Merseysiders chances of Champions League qualification.Now sitting seven points behind a fourth placed finish, the Anfield club’s only realistic chance of European next season seems to be in the Europa League.Paul Dalglish, son of Liverpool legend, Kenny, believes the Anfield boss needs to bring in a natural ‘winner’ to his back room staff to help with the high demands at the club, but Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to demand either Jurgen Klopp or former Reds boss Rafa Benitez replace the failing Ulster-man. 1last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NEWS

first_imgJazz and Blues Festival WeekendThis year was our first participation in the Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues Festival and we are delighted to report that it was a massive success. On Friday 14th, we had an Open 4BBB Stableford, followed by music in the “Killahoey Beach Marquee” from 7.30pm.On Friday 15th, we had an Open 4BBB Stableford, followed by music in the Marquee from 4.00pm. On Sunday 16th, we had an Open Ladies and Gents Single Stableford, followed by music in the Marquee from 3.00pm.Overall, we are delighted with how successful the weekend was and hope this will be the first of many years participation in the festival.We would like to thank all of the people who came out to support us in our venture and a big thanks to all of those who helped out in any way, contributing in the success of the weekend.12/09/2012 Wednesday Open StablefordNeil Gallagher 38 pts botColin Higgs 38 pts botDonal Boyle 35 ptsShaun Timoney 38 pts Css 36 ptsFriday 14th 4BBB Stableford:1st: N Mc Ginley/N Gallagher 34 ptsCCS: n.c Saturday 15th 4BBB Stableford:1st: Freddie Stewart/Tony Griffin 42 pts2nd: Joe Toner/Meave Toner 41 pts bot3rd: Brian Gilfedder/K Napier 41 pts botCCS: n.c.16/09/2012 Sunday Singles StablefordPaul Smyth 40 ptsPeadar Curran 38 ptsBrian Gilferrer 24 ptsAndy Murray 35 pts botCss 35 ptsGOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 18th, 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:Dunfanaghy Golf Club newslast_img read more

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Wafer likes to beat odds

first_img It didn’t matter. An AAU team out of Little Rock, Ark., found Wafer and helped put him on the national radar. By the end of his senior year, Wafer had a scholarship to Florida State and an invitation to play in the McDonald’s All- American game. Now consider the circumstances Wafer found himself in this April, when he decided to enter the NBA Draft after two turbulent years as a Seminole, culminating in a season in which he was regularly benched and twice suspended for disciplinary reasons. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He read plenty of reports saying he would not get drafted. He wasn’t about to be welcomed back to Florida State, even if he didn’t sign with an agent. He ended up being selected by the Lakers in the second round with the No. 39 pick. “Every day I think about that,’ Wafer said. “I made sure I looked at the negative things people said about me every day when I was going through my workouts so I could be motivated. Sometimes I look at them from time to time now.’ Maybe it’s not such a good idea then to bet against Wafer, as the 20- year-old guard tries to make the team out of training camp. After all, Wafer said he won’t merely be content with a spot on the roster; he wants to carve out a 10-year career in the NBA. “It’s good to be where I’m at right now but it can be gone away at any given time,’ Wafer said. “I set my standards a little bit higher. When I get there, I think I’ll be proud of myself then.’ Exactly where Wafer fits is in question. He connected on 48 percent of his 3-pointers in summer- league play and could be the shooter the Lakers need off the bench. But he has little experience handling the ball, part of the job description for a guard in the triangle offense. HONOLULU –Playing in the tiny town of Homer, La., just across the state line from Arkansas in what could be called Karl Malone country, Von Wafer nearly went unnoticed his first three years as a high school basketball player. “I was going to a Class C school, it had like 150 students K-12,’ said Wafer, who averaged 32 points a game almost anonymously as a junior at Pineview High School, “so nobody really ever came to see me play.’ center_img “He’s a highly competitive kid,’ Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “He’s a child in many aspects of basketball. He’s probably played a lot at the wing and we’re forcing him out there on top of the floor to play a guard position. So that’s where he’s struggling a little bit. “He’s a great shooter. He’s got quickness. He takes the ball to the basket really hard and he competes very well on defense. . . . I’m really pleased with his talent. We anticipate that it’s a growth year for him, like Andrew (Bynum), so we want to keep encouraging him, keep him learning in the process of competing with these guys.’ One unintended benefit of Lamar Odom’s off-season shoulder surgery is that it somehow improved the mechanics of the 6-foot- 10 forward’s shot. Odom said his shot never has felt smoother and he now expects to connect whenever he is left open. Ross Siler can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DD Motoring: Father Tommy Doherty’s Journey

first_imgThe very last job to do on every new Rolls Royce that is built is done by hand. This is done by a craft which was about long before the motor car ever came into production. The pinstripe or coach lines as it was called, which runs along both sides of a new Rolls Royce are painted on by hand.Today it’s a symbol of quality and uncompromising craftsmanship. Advertisement Tommy Doherty had a small job any weekend he got a chance to get home from college. A local business near his new home on the High Rd. in Letterkenny would put his orders past for him until he would make the long journey home from Maynooth every so often.Tommy Doherty’s father, John and his uncle Hugh were coach-builders in Ramelton, that’s where Tommy was born in 1903. They were coach-builders in one of the main towns in Donegal at the time. Tommy’s father John specialised in the coach-painting and design paintwork of the coaches which were hand-built by his uncle Hugh in their family business.Tommy’s father hand-painted the coaches, which was a very specialised job. It included the hand painting of the pinstripes with a small specially trimmed squirrel hair paint brush. These horse-drawn coaches and carriages and traps were coming to the end of an era as steam and petrol were taking over from the horsepower in the form of trains and cars.Tommy followed in his father’s brush strokes on his breaks home from college and was in demand as a specialised painter for number plates which were painted by hand for the rising amount of cars that were registering on the road of Co. Donegal. Advertisement That was nearly 100 years ago. This young part-time artist was also on his vocation to the priesthood. Tommy Doherty lived in Mc Clure’s Terrace in Letterkenny. It was Mc Cauley’s Garage then on the High Rd. who had the number plate orders ready for Tommy on his arrival home from Maynooth.In those days with the roads so bad (nothing new there), number plates which were sitting exposed on the outside of mudguards were always getting damaged or knocked off. Tommy was getting a couple of shillings for each set of number plates he painted by hand.Lucky White HeatherTommy Doherty’s neighbour Jimmy Deeney who was originally from Derry also came to live in McClures Terrace in Letterkenny. Jimmy Deeney was one of the train drivers on the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Line. When Jimmy Deeney moved from Derry to take up the job as a train driver with Lough Swilly Railway he had to first live at the end of the line in Burtonport.Jimmy, Miah and Tommy, sons of the Lough Swilly train driver, Jimmy Deeney who moved to Letterkenny from Derry with the arrival of Letterkenny to Burtonport extension rail line.He had to be available to hall the fish catches to market as soon as they were landed in Burtonport, where they were processed, salted and transported by train through to Derry. Later Jimmy moved to live in Letterkenny.It was considered lucky to find white heather in them days and Jimmy Deeney was able to locate this lucky heather along the railway line high in the hills near Barnes Lower Gap. The viaduct in Barnes Lower when it was first built for the Letterkenny to Burtonport line.Jimmy would give Tommy Doherty a couple of sprigs of white heather which Tommy would wear in the buttonhole of his coat. When Tommy returned to college in Maynooth he was the centre of attention with his white heather which was both good luck and good looking like himself as Tommy described it.What Jimmy Deeney didn’t know or never said was that when Tommy Doherty was younger he would use the train like the wild west for cowboys and Indians. Tommy and the boys from the town would board one of the goods carriages on the train as a dare as it steamed out of the town and would get off it when it would stop out about Foxhall, Pluck or Manorcunningham station and would walk back to Letterkenny.One such evening they decided to go on this adventure and ended up in the Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks in Dunfanaghy. Tommy wasn’t arrested that night and was told by the constable in charge to go home. Tommy would have gladly gone home if he knew what direction his home was or what town he actually was in!So a frightened Tommy Doherty spent the night in a hedge in a garden next door to the barracks in Dunfanghy and waited all night to the following morning when some of the boys from Letterkenny were released and they all made their way home, but not on the train, this time! It is twenty years ago this year back in 1997 that Archdeacon Tommy Doherty was at the Nazareth House in Fahan when he told us of his memories of his life growing up in Letterkenny.Tommy recalled his memories of Letterkenny going for the Telegraph newspaper every morning before school for Cardinal O’Donnell and going for stamps and stationery and posting letters in the evening for the bishop and the priests in the Parochial House.Cardinal Patrick O’Donnell, Primate of All Ireland who Fr. Tommy Doherty delivered the Telegraph newspaper to every morning as a young boy growing up in Letterkenny.Years after his studies in Maynooth Tommy Doherty was ordained and was posted to Greenock in Scotland before returning to Donegal to take up a parish near Dungloe called Meenacross. Fr. Tommy Doherty brought a projector, some film and a camera home from Scotland which he used to record the happenings around his parish.Fr. Tommy recorded a lot a happy occasions on his movie camera locally which he would show in the local hall which drew big crowds to see themselves on the big screen. Tommy also documented the closing of the Railway between Letterkenny and Burtonport in 1941.Fr. Tommy Doherty was about to film the end of the railway in Donegal as it started to withdraw from the outer reaches. When it came to recording the train on its last journey from Burtonport he decided he was going to focus on the train heading down through Barnes Gap as the highlight of the documentary.Fr Tommy had to think about what his final picture was going to look like before he shot it. In them days things were very tight. Fr. Tommy had to divide the little amount of cash he had between buying the film, sending it off to get processed and money for petrol for the car that his parishioners from Meenacross kindly bought for him. What few shillings that were left went on Woodbine cigarettes! They were needed as well, he joked!Extras-ExtrasFr Tommy tried to think of everything for his filming of the final journey of the Letterkenny to Burtonport train. Fr. Tommy even asked the manager of the Cope in Dungloe would he release some of the staff from their duties for the day to be filmed as extras on the train in the event there wouldn’t be passengers on the final train journey.Fr Tommy and the workers headed for Letterkenny on the back of the Cope lorry. The workers went up as far as Termon and Letterkenny and Fr. Tommy Doherty started filming on the way back down from Termon Station.The Big ShootIdeally, Tommy would loved to have filmed the journey with two movie cameras but he only had the one camera and he only had a limited amount of expensive film. Tommy carefully positioned himself where he could film both the driver and the passengers in front of him and behind him on the train when the track would come to a curve on the line. He had the driver rehearsed to look out from the window of the engine as the train made its way through Barnes Gap.The Cope lorry filmed from the Lough Swilly train captured by Fr. Tommy Doherty as it passed the small cottage in Barnes Gap.Fr. Tommy captured the Cope Lorry racing alongside the train loaded up on the way back from Letterkenny, The driver of the lorry who was also encouraged to look over in the direction of movie camera as Fr. Tommy brilliantly established the location by including the small house in the middle of Barnes Gap before the train ascended high into the hills to pass over the viaduct as the cope lorry passed on the road below. In them days Fr Tommy had to wait for a couple of weeks before the processed film return to see if he managed to film what he set out to do.The line filmed that day closed in Burtonport but with the Second World War and the shortage of coal and public pressure the line was reopened down as far as Gweedore Station to draw turf into Letterkenny and Derry.That’s Deeney driving!Hugh McGinley who still lives at Barnes Halt gatehouse which is on the Termon side of Barnes Gap where the old line crossed the N56 still remembers the train coming up from Gweedore as if it was yesterday.As a young boy he could tell from the smoke and steam from the engine who was driving the train long before it got as far as the level crossing. In them days during World War 2 the train was fired with turf from Gweedore and anything else they could burn to produce power instead of the so-called clean burning coal of them days.When the train was coming up from Cresslough the engine drivers knew there was no longer a stop at Barnes Halt. John recalled one of the train drivers, Jimmy Deeney who used the momentum to its best on the way up the hill as soon as he crossed over the Owencarrow viaduct as he headed into the gap.John remembers the steam from the engine in Barnes Gap when Jimmy Deeney was at the controls. Jimmy never lifted on the way through the junction and the small family gate house seem to come alive as the train blasted through the level junction. The softness of the ground at the gatehouse meant that the train which weighed up to 59 tonnes alone plus 1,500 gallons of water, four tonnes of coal or turf and its carriages would rattle every cup and saucer and loose pane of glass as it went through the Junction at a top speed of 26 MPH, on a good day.Fr. Tommy was promoted to Cannon and then Archdeacon throughout his vocation as a priest in Donegal, his last posting was to the parish of Dunfanaghy where he now was made a lot more welcome than the night he arrived unannounced by train all then years before.Archdeacon Tommy Doherty passed away in 1998 and is buried in the grounds of St. Eunan’s Cathedral. His final resting place is just yards away from the old victorian post box which is still in operation to this day located in the old stonewall where a young Tommy Doherty posted the letters over 100 years ago.The old Victorian post box in Letterkenny still in use where a young Tommy Doherty posted letter for Cardinal O’Donnell over 100 years ago. Photo Brian McDaidHappy motoring folksDD Motoring: Father Tommy Doherty’s Journey was last modified: September 28th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daidburtonportfather tommy dohertyhistoryletterkennymotoringswilly railwaylast_img read more

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Longtime Humboldt Crabs assistant Robin Guiver ready to begin role as manager this summer

first_imgArcata >> To many who are regulars at the Arcata Ball Park during the summer months each year, Robin Guiver isn’t a new face or a new name.It’s the total opposite, really.When it comes to those who have coached during summers in Arcata over the past few decades, Guiver has been one of the more recognizable faces associated with Humboldt Crabs baseball. It didn’t matter if it’s recruiting players who ended up getting drafted by one of the 32 Major League Baseball teams or waving in runners …last_img read more

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