Nelson set to capture Assiniboia Downs title

Posted On Jan 20 2020 by

first_imgWINNIPEG, Canada (CMC):With just a month left in the Assiniboia Downs season, the jockeys’ championship seems destined to go down to the wire, with the top-five riders separated by just five wins.Jamaican Chavion Chow leads the standings with 40, but is just one clear of fellow countryman Dane Nelson, who is closing quickly.Defending champion, Barbadian Chris Husbands, lies third on 36 wins, only ahead of Adolfo Morales – also on 36 – on second-place finishes.Guyana’s Rohan Singh has 35 wins and is also well poised in fifth.Based on form, Chow will be the bookmakers’ favourite to take the title at the small western Canada racetrack.Back in May, the 28-year-old produced an outstanding display to win five of the eight races on the day’s card and create space for himself at the top of the standings in what is a tight title race.After finishing fourth last year, Chow is now in pole position to pick up his first riding title since arriving here seven years ago.Nelson, meanwhile, has burst into contention following his four-timer on Monday’s nice-race card, with Chow managing just a single win.The season wraps up September 7.last_img read more


Mentally-challenged man remanded for cocaine possession

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgA man who is said to be of unsound mind was remanded to prison on Friday after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Leron DalyMarvin Prince pleaded guilty to the charge that was read to him which stated that on April 17, 2018 he was found with 0.5 gram of cocaine in his possession.The homeless man pleaded guilty and explained that he would use the drug as pain medication since he suffered from several ailments.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh made objections to bail being granted, and the defendant was subsequently remanded to prison.The matter was adjourned, and Prince was expected to return to court on May 5, 2018.last_img read more


2 Forums down 3 to Go

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgThen, at the same time on Thursday the three Peace River Regional District electoral area “C” candidates will take part, in another forum at the Quality Inn in Fort St. John. Two down and three to go, in the series of North Peace civic election forums being held this week.The one on seniors issues, featuring the Fort St. John mayoralty and council candidates was held yesterday afternoon and another, featuring the District of Taylor council candidates last night.Tonight, the focus shifts to the all issues debate in Fort St. John, scheduled for 6.30 at the Quality Inn/Northern Grand Hotel.- Advertisement -This is an opportunity for those with concerns about the process that resulted in last May’s controversial 83.6 million dollar tax increase budget to put those concerns before the people who passed that budget. Both mayoralty candidates and all 11 council candidates, including the seven incumbents, are expected to participate and, the three hour forum will be broadcast live on Moose-FM and, will be streamed live on Moose-FM.ca and Energeticcity.ca..Tomorrow night, the nine mayoralty and council candidates in Hudson’s Hope will meet, at the Hudson’s Hope School at 7 o’clock.Advertisementlast_img read more


Friendship Centre receives Provincial funding

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgBy Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – A $24,500 Provincial Government gaming grant to the Fort St. John Friendship Society will go a long way, according to the facility’s Executive Director.Anita Lee says the money will be used to assist the ‘Nurturing Hands Project’ which will eventually shift some programs around the building and add a new bathroom to the main floor.The announcement was made by North Peace MLA Pat Pimm on Friday afternoon. [asset|aid=2639|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9089ae0b92929ed83cbfa49784247e45-Pimm 1_3_Pub.mp3] The Friendship Centre offers a variety of social-service programs for all people, of all ages in the community. The building was first constructed in the 1970’s and has been running as a community centre ever since.Advertisement Last year, the Province cut gaming grants from $154 million to around $113 million. This year, the gaming grant allotment was raised to around $120 million, and aims to target groups for young and disabled people. Lee says the programs are focused around the ‘Medicine Wheel’, which is highly-sacred in aboriginal way-of-life.It represents all aspects of life from spiritual to physical. Like the Wheel, Lee says the programs are meant to help people through all phases in their life. [asset|aid=2640|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9089ae0b92929ed83cbfa49784247e45-Anita Lee 1_2_Pub.mp3] The Friendship Centre is located at 10208-95th Avenue.Advertisementcenter_img Photo: MLA Pat Pimm (left) shares a laugh with Executive Director Anita Lee in the Fort St. John Friendship Centre on Friday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more


Mungara takes third Gold Coast marathon title

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Kenneth Mungara wins the 2016 Gold Coast marathon. PHOTO/IAAFGOLD COAST, Australia, Jul 1 – Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara, 44, took his third win in four appearances at the IAAF Gold Label race, and Ruth Chebitok not only garnered the first win by a Kenyan woman but also took down the race record.Having won in 2015 and 2016 (the former in an Australian all-comers’ record of 2:08:42), Mungara was denied a hat-trick last year when Japan’s Takuya Noguchi sped by late in the race to win by five seconds. A final spurt from another Japanese runner, Kenta Murayama, almost thwarted the 44-year-old Mungara again this year, but this time he held off the desperate late charge to win by a second in 2:09:49.Murayama’s 2:09:50 was a personal best by more than seven minutes and a performance more in line with his 27:39 and 1:00:50 credentials for the 10,000m and half-marathon respectively.Denied the win this year, Japanese runners took the next three places. Behind Murayama came another big improver in Jo Fukuda, whose 2:09:52 was more than five minutes faster than his previous best, while defending champion Noguchi finished fourth in 2:10:15.Despite several strong contenders in recent years, no Kenyan woman had won on the Gold Coast in the previous 39 editions of the race.That seemed likely to change on paper this year, the two fastest in the field being Agnes Jeruto Kiprotich (also known as Agnes Barsosio) at 2:20:59 and Chebitok at 2:25:47.-Trengove drop offIt proved to be the case on the road, too, as the two Kenyans and Australia’s Jess Trengove led from the start, racing through half way in 1:12:17 and still together approaching 25 kilometres, where Trengove dropped off a few seconds.Chebitok sustained her pace pretty well all the way to the finish, crossing the line in 2:24:49, taking 45 seconds off the race record set by Abelech Afework last year. It was the third race record in as many years as the elite women’s field continues to be strengthened race on race.Trengove took second place in 2:26:31, a 30-second improvement on the personal best 2:27:01 she ran in the 2017 London Marathon. Barsosio, second at 30 kilometres, lost three minutes to the winner from that point, struggling home in third place in 2:27:46.The marathon and the associated half-marathon incorporated the Oceania Road Championships. Trengove won the women’s marathon championship from Celia Sullohern (fifth in 2:30:19) and Alice Mason (10th, 2:43:47).-Mungara prevails in three-man sprintOnce again, the Gold Coast course produced a close finish in the men’s race.Mungara won by 12 seconds in his race record year of 2015, beat Yuki Kawauchi by just one second the following year and lost by five seconds to Noguchi last year.Mungara and Murayama had dashed 19 seconds clear of Fukuda and Noguchi at 35 kilometres, but Fukuda had clawed his way back to the two leaders by 40 kilometres.There was little change as they dashed south along the Gold Coast Highway to the finish, Mungara establishing a break, albeit not a decisive one.Turning into the parkland finish, Mungara was clear and he held off Murayma’s late charge to take the win, 2:09:49 to 2:09:50. The gallant Fukuda was two seconds further back in third place.Crowd favourite Kawauchi, making his seventh straight appearance in the Gold Coast race, was off the leading pace by 15 kilometres and finished ninth in 2:14:51. He has a first, a second, two thirds and a fourth in the race.-Pace slowedAfter a first five kilometres in just on 15 minutes, the pace slowed a little as the leading pack went through half way in 1:04:20. The pace slowed again to 35 kilometres and the 35 to 40-kilometre split was the slowest of the race.Chebitok slowed at the same point in the women’s race (17:07 30 to 35 kilometres and 17:29 35-40), but by that point she had the win in her keeping, with a margin of 1:26 to Trengove who, in turn, was almost 50 seconds ahead of Kiprotich.The winning time was a personal best for the 27-year-old Chebitok, who won the Barcelona Marathon earlier this year in her previous best of 2:25:49.After dropping back at 25 kilometres, Trengove fought back to catch Kiprotich just before 35 kilometres and the top three places did not change from that point on.In recent years, the nine fastest marathons run on Australian soil have all come on the Gold Coast. Now it is the women who are re-writing the all-comers’ list.Chebitok’s 2:24:49 replaced Afework’s previous race record as the fourth-fastest women’s marathon ever run on Australian soil.The only faster marathon remains the Sydney Olympic race won by Japan’s Naoko Takahashi in 2:23:14, from Lidia Simon of Romania, 2:23:22, and Kenya’s Joyce Chepchumba, 2:24:45.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


How can this keep happening to poor old Wales?

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img Liam Williams hobbles off against Australia 1 Wales have suffered another Rugby World Cup injury blow with wing Liam Williams being ruled out of the tournament remainder with a foot injury.The Scarlets player limped off during the second half of Wales’ 15-6 Pool A defeat against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.And the Welsh Rugby Union tweeted on Sunday: “Disappointing news out of camp this morning. Liam Williams ruled out of RWC with foot injury.”Williams, who can also play at full-back, battled to overcome a foot injury during World Cup preparations in the summer, but he gained a place in head coach Warren Gatland’s 31-man squad.He was then concussed during the 28-25 pool win against England a fortnight ago, missing the Fiji game five days later, before returning to action when Wales took on the Wallabies.Williams becomes the sixth member of Gatland’s original World Cup squad to be sidelined by injury, following Leigh Halfpenny, Rhys Webb, Scott Williams, Hallam Amos and Cory Allen.And his loss is a particular blow heading towards next weekend’s quarter-final clash against twice world champions South Africa.Wales appear to be thin on the ground in terms of wing cover, and it now appears likely that George North will return to the wing against South Africa after starting at outside centre in the Wallabies game.That would then leave Gatland needing to make a decision on Jamie Roberts’ midfield partner, with Tyler Morgan and James Hook his likely options.Wales, despite being hit by repeated injury setbacks, emerged from the World Cup’s so-called ‘pool of death’ in second place behind Australia.last_img read more


Barcelona at full strength – Predicted Barca XI v Arsenal

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img 4. Ivan Rakitic (right midfield) 1. Marc-André ter Stegen (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 14. Javier Mascherano (centre back) 11 11 11 11 Barcelona are in formidable form ahead of their clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.Luis Enrique has surpassed the 28-game unbeaten run set by his predecessor Pep Guardiola, with his side currently revelling in a 32-game streak.And the Spanish manager has a fully fit squad to choose from as they look to retain the Champions League trophy by progressing through the last 16 stage.So, who might take to the north London stage?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Barcelona XI by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11 5. Sergio Busquets (centre midfield) 6. Dani Alves (right back) 11. Neymar (left wing) 11 8. Andres Iniesta (left midfield) 11 18. Jordi Alba (left back) 11 10. Lionel Messi (right wing) 9. Luis Suarez (striker) 11 11 3. Gerard Pique (centre back) last_img read more


Boy, 13, banned from Letterkenny after seven robberies across the town

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgA 13-year-old boy has been granted bail after being charged with seven separate theft charges in Letterkenny.The boy, who cannot be named due to his age, was accompanied by his mother during a special sitting of the court, which was held in private. Garda Eoin Nicholson told Carndonagh Court that he arrested the boy on July 29th last.He said he then charged the boy, in the presence of his mother, with seven different offences relating to seven separate theft charges. He made no reply to the charges.Each of the alleged offences refers to incidents within the Letterkenny area.The boy, who also has an address in Letterkenny was charged with stealing a black go cart from Liam O’Donnell, which has been valued at €250, from Letterkenny Community Centre on July 7, 2019.He is also charged with entering the staff area of Counter, Canal Road, Letterkenny, as a trespasser with the intention of committing theft on July 8. The following day, July 9, the 13-year-old is accused of entering the basement area of the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny as a trespasser with the intention of committing theft.On July 21 at Babyzone, Letterkenny, the boy is accused of entering the till area of the shop with the intent of committing theft and on July 27 he is charged with trespassing at the Crown store room, intending to commit theft.Last week on July 28, the boy was facing two similar charges for trespassing at McGettigan’s Hotel, Upper Main Street, Letterkenny and O’Donnell Park, Clubhouse, Ballymacool.Garda Inspector David Durkan said the case had been referred to the National Juvenile Office and the Director of Public Prosecutions for directions.He said Gardaí have no objection to bail, however he outlined a number of conditions, which the boy must adhere to.Insp. Durkan said the boy must reside at his mother’s residence and adhere to a curfew between 8pm and 9am each day. He said Gardaí are allowed to call to the home or telephone to enquire to his whereabouts.The Garda Inspector barred the boy from the Canal Road area of Letterkenny, however his mother requested that this be extended to the Main Street, Market Square and effectively the urban part of Letterkenny town. This would give the Gardaí the power to arrest the boy again if they find him in any of these areas.Gardaí also barred the boy from associating with three other young males.Judge Paul Kelly asked the young teen if he understood the conditions of his bail and what it would mean if he were to break any of these strict rules.“Do you understand that the Gardaí would have the power to arrest you and your bail could be revoked?” he asked the teenager.The boy replied saying he understood.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until the September court in Letterkenny.Boy, 13, banned from Letterkenny after seven robberies across the town was last modified: August 8th, 2019 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:arrestbannedboyGardailetterkennyrobberieslast_img read more


HUGE TURN-OUT FOR CONVOY 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by
first_imgThe leading runners at the start of the Convoy 5K. Pic.: Gary Foy,newsandsportfilesMore than 370 runners turned out for the Convoy 5k in what proved a great night.Letterkenny AC athlete Ivan Toner was first home in an excellent time of 15.54 with Pauric Breslin in second place and Daniel Hannigan coming home in third.The following are all th results and times for those who took part. Well done to everyone.Bib Name Sex AG Club Time1 214 Ivan Toner m SM Letterkenny AC 15:542 280 Pauric Breslin m SM Letterkenny AC 15:573 Daniel Hannigan m sm Letterkenny AC 16:454 160 Paul Mc Glinchey m sm Letterkenny AC 16:505 259 Liam Doherty m SM Cranford AC 16:566 140 Gareth Kerrigan m SM Milford AC 17:117 584 Ciaran Mc Elhinney m sm Finn Valley 17:168 306 Conor McDevitt m SM Individual 17:209 226 Barry Meehan m SM Letterkenny AC 17:2210 149 Bill Duncan m M40 Lifford AC 17:3211 15 Derek Callaghan m SM Finn Valley 17:3612 171 John Sweeney m sm Cranford AC 17:3713 89 Clint Doherty m SM Finn Valley 17:4515 225 Shane Gallagher m SM Finn Valley Fit for Life 17:5114 236 Charlie Mc Elwaine m JM Lifford ac 17:5116 158 Eddie Kelly m M40 Lifford A.C. 18:0917 503 Shay Carlin m sm Lifford 18:1418 185 Martin Dubleavey m M40 Foyle Valley 18:1719 121 Ben George m M40 Letterkenny AC 18:1820 38 Colin Apperley m SM Fit N Running 18:2021 155 Mark Gillen m SM Team NRG 18:2322 11 John Taylor m M50 Convoy AC 18:2423 12 Conor Gallagher m SM Lifford AC 18:2424 261 Kenny O’Donnell m M40 Finn Valley Fit for Life 18:2725 224 Barry Gallagher m SM Finn Valley Fit for Life 18:3126 560 Mark Connolly m m50 Finn Valley 18:4727 285 Paul Dillian m M40 Newtown 18:4928 275 Peter McMenamin m SM Individual 18:5029 243 Gary Mc Fadden m sm 19:0230 159 Michael Chambers m sm 19:0731 531 Shaun Mc Fadden m sm 19:0732 134 James Donaghey m M40 Convoy A.C. 19:0834 39 Philip Kelly m SM Lifford AC 19:1033 212 Nikita Burke w SW Letterkenny AC 19:1035 51 Sean Mc Ivor m SM Reach Running Club 19:1336 532 Irene Mc Fadden w sw Letterkenny AC 19:1737 179 Michael Gallagher m m40 Finn Valley 19:2238 166 Michael Penrose M M40 Finn Valley 19:2539 151 Warren Blackburn m SM Convoy A.C. 19:2640 114 Mack Neeson m SM 19:3141 207 Aidrian Gill m sm 19:3242 264 Oran O’Donnell m JM Finn Valley Fit for Life 19:3643 213 Jane McGinley w SW Letterkenny AC 19:3744 283 Seamus McLlion m M50 Foyle Valley 19:3845 198 Sean Crossan m m40 Finn Valley 19:4146 66 Michael Mc Grinder m M40 Lifford AC 19:4247 143 Ally Doherty w SW 19:4348 16 Daniel Hewett m SM Milford AC 19:4949 250 Troy Hegarty m sm Letterkenny AC 19:5250 35 Martin Anderson m M40 Finn Valley 19:5551 9 Andy Leighton m M40 Convoy AC 19:5652 551 Damien Murphy m sm Raphoe Road Runners 19:5753 127 Ben McGonagle m SM Rossess AC 19:5854 161 Mark Mc Fadden m m40 20:0355 129 John Kelly m M40 Convoy A.C. 20:0656 167 David Gordon m sm 20:0757 278 Iggy Houston m M50 Lifford A.C. 20:0858 535 Sean Molloy m m40 Foyle Valley 20:1359 105 Adrian McHugh m M40 Individual 20:1661 272 Gerrard Campbell m M50 Lifford AC 20:1860 509 Conor Mc Gonigle m m40 Finn Valley 20:1862 215 Conor McLaughlin m SM Individual 20:2063 182 Joe Mc Nulty m m40 Lifford 20:2164 240 Eamon Connolly m sm 20:2365 505 Martin Jordan m sm 20:2566 208 Fgerard Mc Connell m sm 20:2767 132 Stephen Long m SM Convoy AC 20:2868 44 Gerard Crawford m M40 Lifford AC 20:3569 85 Eimear Mc Dermott w W40 Finn Valley 20:3570 572 Seamus Morrisan m m40 Letterkenny AC 20:3771 296 Oliver Barrette m SM Lifford AC 20:3972 298 Paul Stewart m SM Individual 20:4173 177 Sean O Leary m m50 Finn Valley 20:4574 318 Alan Lyttle m sm 20:4775 131 Chris Nee m M40 20:4976 279 Paddy Tarish m M50 Lifford AC 20:4977 150 John Hughes m M50 Letterkenny AC 20:5278 169 Chris Ashmore m m40 20:5679 190 Max Mc Gonagle m JM 20:5780 241 Sean Mc Menimam m m50 20:5981 23 Ton Bangert m M60 Lifford AC 21:0182 152 David Mc Nulty m SM Lifford A.C. 21:0283 271 Dominic Carlin m M40 Lifford AC 21:0584 288 Carmel Mc Bride w W40 Finn Valley AC 21:0685 300 Jonny Stewart m SM Individual 21:0786 52 Kevin Coyle m M40 Reach Running Club 21:0887 302 Lionie Mullen w SW Lifford AC 21:1288 267 Moby Mc Loughlin m SM Lifford A.C. 21:1689 186 Paul Mc Namee m M50 Lifford A.C. 21:2090 184 Michelle Hunter w sw 21:2291 74 Liam Cleary m M40 Lifford AC 21:2492 228 Ronan O’Donnell m JM Individual 21:2993 579 Eddie Doherty m sm 21:3094 178 Mary Hipsley w w40 21:3195 266 Patrick Mc Daid m SM Lifford A.C. 21:3196 274 Kieran Coyle m M40 KCR 21:3197 304 Declan McAlerr m M40 Lifford AC 21:3398 199 Karin Duffner w w40 Finn Valley 21:34100 164 Rodney Linsday m sm 21:3799 176 Hugh Gallagher m sm 21:37101 234 John mc Elwaine m jm 21:41102 561 Steven Shields m m40 21:41103 109 Paddy Gallagher m M40 Lifford AC 21:42104 253 Alan Catterson m M40 Finn Valley Fit for Life 21:45105 510 Steven Stewart m sm 21:50107 18 Sinead Kenny w W40 Finn Valley 21:53106 562 Lisa Patterson w sw 21:53108 19 Josephine Donaghy w SW Convoy AC 21:54109 276 Finton O’Hagan m M40 Castlefinn running 21:56111 101 William Odonnell m SM Convoy AC 21:58110 209 Brian O Donnell m m40 21:58112 310 Shaun O’Donnell m M50 Swanlings 21:59113 237 Ian Alexander m m40 22:02114 309 Eilish McClaferty w SW Letterkenny AC 22:02116 115 Paul McMullan m SM Convoy GAA 22:07115 206 Damien Caldwell m m40 22:07117 269 Sharon Hamilton w W40 Aghyaran 22:08118 527 Rajesh Mehan m sm 22:09120 34 Noel Mailey m SM Convoy AC 22:11119 223 Marion Boyle w w50 Foyle Valley 22:11121 577 Johathon Porter m jm 22:12122 6 John Smith m M50 Convoy AC 22:16123 219 Richard Raymond m M60 Letterkenny AC 22:18124 146 Darren Reid m M40 Lifford A.C. 22:19125 31 Rachel Doherty w W40 Foyle Valley 22:21126 284 Damien Mc Hugh m SM 22:22127 311 Samatha Wilkson w w40 22:23129 181 Debhra Conroy w sw 22:24128 315 Amelda Gallagher w w40 22:24130 526 Teresa Quinn w w50 22:27131 506 Brendan Giles w sm 22:29132 107 Patsy McHugh m M40 Individual 22:31133 312 Eugene McGinley m M40 Swanlings 22:31134 70 Kevin Gallagher m M40 Lifford AC 22:32135 295 Mickey Mc Curdy m M40 Lifford AC 22:34136 5 Lindsey Toner w SW Convoy AC 22:36137 263 Jamie O’Donnell m JM Finn Valley Fit for Life 22:37138 297 Mairead Mc Granaghan w SW Convoy AC 22:39139 227 Francesa Patton w SW Convoy AC 22:41140 80 David McDyre m SM Individual 22:42141 73 Joey O LEARY m M40 Castlefinn running 22:43142 36 Carl Houston m M50 Castlefinn running 22:45143 573 Sean Toner m sm 22:47144 559 Eoghan Gleeson m sm 22:50145 588 Brian Doherty m m40 22:50146 520 `Johnathon Wilson m sm 22:51147 37 Damien Monaghan m M40 Lifford AC 22:54148 308 Sabrina Mc Grinder w sw 22:55149 8 Gordon Galbraith m SM Convoy AC 22:56150 75 Brendan Martin m M40 KCR 22:57151 141 Paula Donaghy w SW Convoy A.C. 22:58153 205 Shay Mc DEVITT M SM 23:01152 316 Mary Gallagher w w50 23:01154 54 Eamon Mc Connell m M40 Castlefinn running 23:02157 29 Christopher Cuskelly m SM Lifford AC 23:03156 46 Amanda Mc Brearty w SW Castlefinn running 23:03155 78 Anthony Gallagher m M40 Castlefinn running 23:03158 204 John Diver m sm 23:07159 27 Oran Mc Grath m JM Lifford AC 23:08160 20 Emma Bates w SW Convoy AC 23:10161 197 Stephan Mc Gorary m m40 23:13162 25 Aidan Mc Grath m M40 Lifford AC 23:15163 40 Gloria Donaghy w W50 Finn Valley 23:20165 291 Michael Chambers m SM Individual 23:24164 507 Roisin Louge w sw 23:24166 533 Margaret Shiels w w40 23:27167 76 Bernie Martin w W50 KCR 23:31168 246 Siobhan Barrett Doherty w w40 23:36169 32 Kate Meehan w W50 Foyle Valley 23:38170 307 Bernadette Mc Grinder w sw 23:41171 242 Rhonda Porter w sw 23:43172 170 Terence Mc Carron m m40 23:44173 282 Mark Donaghey m M40 Lifford A.C. 23:44174 153 Joseph Casey m M40 23:50175 165 Gillian Smith w sw 23:52176 200 Ramona Gallagher w sw 23:52177 55 Sinead Mc Connell w W40 Castlefinn running 23:53178 139 Claire Molly w W40 23:59180 83 Robert Mitchell m SM Lifford AC 24:01179 248 Conor Hayes m m40 24:01181 594 Rachel Bell w sw 24:03182 305 Agnes Ryan w SW Milford AC 24:04183 10 Keith French m SM Convoy AC 24:09184 290 Mary Rice w W40 Killybegs Swanlings 24:10186 130 Margo Carlin w W40 24:13185 517 Sean lorinyenko m m40 24:13187 13 Eileen Crawford w SW Lifford AC 24:14188 22 Marjan Bangert w W60 Lifford AC 24:15189 14 Stephen Crawford m SM Lifford AC 24:16190 84 Oonagh Mc Guigan w W40 Lifford AC 24:19191 581 Declan Lynch m sm 24:21192 72 Evelyn Mc Geehan w W40 FVFIT4LIFE 24:26193 2 Kayleigh Smith w SW Convoy AC 24:31194 79 Joe Johnston m SM Individual 24:36195 211 Marie Gibson w Letterkenny AC 24:37196 595 Sinead Mc Meniman w sw 24:38197 87 Laura Whiteduncan w W40 Castlefinn running 24:39198 591 Aoife Mc Loughlin w sw 24:41199 592 Lauren Guthrie w sw 24:43200 142 Sam Faukner m SM 24:44202 128 Bridgeen Doherty w W40 Run 4 Fun Letterkenny 24:50201 202 Sabrina Sprath w sw 24:50204 232 Amanda Monaghan w sw 24:57203 233 Ashleigh Donaghey w sw 24:57205 238 Michael Mc Curdy m m40 24:58206 88 Mary Martin w W60 Finn Valley 24:59207 201 Dolores Mc Glinchey w w40 25:03208 513 Kevin Heffarnan m m50 25:07209 45 Caroline Crawford w SW Lifford AC 25:08210 194 Joe Melarkey m M40 25:10211 245 Lisa Ferguson w sw 25:11212 534 Marie Mc Colgan w w40 25:12213 48 Marie Duffy w W40 FVFIT4LIFE 25:14214 117 Melanie Pearson w SW Individual 25:16215 189 Danny Boyle m SM 25:21216 28 Olivia Cuskelly w SW Lifford AC 25:22217 168 N.N. 168 25:25218 188 Declan Mc Callion m M50 Lifford A.C. 25:28219 7 Paul O Brien m SM Castlefinn running 25:33220 222 Yvonne McClure w SW Individual 25:37221 289 Billy Baldrick m M50 Killybegs Swanlings 25:39222 173 Thomas Mc Hugh m m50 25:41223 64 Adriena Mc Glinchey w SW Castlefinn running 25:42224 550 Natasha White w sw 25:45225 30 Frances Wilson w SW KCR 25:46226 147 Mary Doherty w SW Convoy A.C. 25:48228 192 Martin Langan m M40 Convoy A.C. 25:50227 514 Eimear Mc Laughlin w w40 25:50229 71 Paula Jansen w SW Finn Valley 25:51230 203 Paul Cullen m sm 25:58231 65 Lorraine Mc Grinder w W40 Lifford AC 26:02232 86 Ceejay Griffin w JW Convoy AC 26:17233 501 Barry Doherty m sm 26:23234 502 Charlie Doherty m m60 26:23235 135 Johnny Eaton m M40 26:28236 175 Margaret Laverty w sw 26:29238 193 Mark Mc Curdy m JM 26:29237 287 Lisa McGlinchey w W40 Castlefinn running 26:29239 157 Mary Hegarty Brogan w SW Run 4 Fun Letterkenny 26:33240 56 Samantha Reid w W40 Aghyarn Athletics 26:39244 17 Veronica Kilpatrick w W40 Convoy AC 26:45242 239 Kathy Mc Beth w sw 26:45241 301 Joe Breslin m m50 26:45243 521 Stella Mc Cole w sw 26:45245 162 Linda Harkin w sw 26:47246 62 Sinead Craig w SW Lifford AC 26:48247 58 Brooke Conroy w SW Lifford AC 26:51248 525 Joanne Mc Nabb w sw 26:52249 82 Roisin Kerrigan w W40 Lifford AC 26:53252 53 Denise Moss w W40 Aghyarn Athletics 26:55250 174 Nicola Kee w w40 26:55251 522 Peter Mc Clean m m50 26:55253 270 Collette Callaghan w SW KCR 26:56255 33 Tanya Hall w SW Convoy AC 27:01254 524 Michael Sweeney m jm 27:01256 523 Brian Sweeney m m40 27:06257 210 Fidelma Mullaney w SW Individual 27:10258 516 Ingrida Troverkaite w sw 27:13260 216 Lisa Wauchope w SW Donoughmore 27:14259 231 Mary Mc Brearty w sw 27:14261 511 Lesieann Gowan w sw 27:26262 125 Stephanie Rushe w SW Finn Valley Fit for Life 27:30264 145 Roisin Brogan w SW Convoy A.C. 27:32263 555 Ann Donnell w w40 27:32265 68 Caroline Mc Curdy w SW Lifford AC 27:33267 273 William Bonner m SM Individual 27:40266 558 Marie Bonner w w50 27:40268 515 Loraine Boyce w sw 27:43269 589 Kathleen Craig w jw 27:46270 590 JohnCraig m sm 27:48271 24 Carmel Brindle w W40 Lifford AC 27:49272 119 Hanalta Gibson w JW Convoy AC 27:52273 49 Sarah Barrett w SW Lifford AC 27:54275 229 Amanda Duffy w W40 Aghyaron 27:55274 281 Sue Byrne w W40 Finn Valley Fit for Life 27:55276 576 Timothy Porter m jm 27:56277 110 Diane Gallagher w W50 Individual 27:57278 77 Mary Mc Granaghan w W40 Castlefinn running 27:58279 292 Catherine Freney w W40 Convoy AC 27:58281 67 Grainne Rice w SW Lifford AC 28:04280 180 Teresa Mc Meniman w sw 28:04282 57 Karen Burke w W40 Aghyarn Athletics 28:07283 1 Nicola Gregg w SW Convoy AC 28:08284 69 Sinead Mc Granaghan w W40 KCR 28:09285 256 Miriam McElory w W40 Lifford AC 28:17286 126 Sarah Foy w SW Individual 28:22287 575 Ailison Porter w sw 28:23288 317 N.N. 317 28:27289 92 Maeve Doherty w sw 28:34290 530 Finnualla Mc Bride w w40 28:40291 137 Marie Gallagher w SW Aghyaran 28:58292 244 Denise Ferguson w sw 28:59293 554 Louisw Mathewson w sw 29:01294 303 Kevin 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Long day’s journey into night

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first_img It’s like “Survivor,” only with volleyballs, courts and nets instead of tribes, fire and immunity challenges. It’s “The Apprentice,” only with pool play and single-elimination playoffs rather than group tasks and boardroom sessions. The 24th edition of the Royal tournament, regarded by several coaches as the area’s best, was held Saturday at Oxnard High and Pacifica of Oxnard. South Hills of Covina survived 11 hours, 45 minutes of competition to outlast Upland 13-25, 25-19, 15-13 in the Gold Division championship. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Not long before, Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge – the Daily News’ top-ranked team – posted the best finish of any of the 19 local teams competing, defeating Simi Valley 25-15 in the third-place game. The victory capped almost 11 hours of competition for Flintridge Sacred Heart, which saw an eight-match winning streak snapped with a 26-24, 26-24 loss to South Hills of West Covina in the semifinals. The Gold Division was played at Pacifica instead of Royal or Simi Valley High, an 11th-hour decision to move the event some 30 miles west because of poor air quality stemming from the Topanga Fire. Heidi Buonauro is the latest Royal coach to take on the daunting task of staging one of the largest one-day volleyball tournaments – boys or girls – in Southern California. Before Buonauro, the event was run by veteran coach Bob Ferguson or his son, Travis. As she stood in front of the gathering of players, coaches and fans from South Hills and Upland at nearly 8 p.m. Saturday, Buonauro – whose team lost to Upland 25-16, 25-16 in the quarterfinals – was upbeat while presenting the team trophies and all-tournament awards. “We’ve been hosting this event since 1982, and every year it seems the level of competition gets better and better,” Buonauro said. “And after watching these teams battle the way they did in the final match, this year is no exception.” Buonauro made sure to thank everyone from her father to the people working the snack bar for their assistance and support during Saturday’s event, which wasn’t overshadowed by the same drama of the 2002 tournament. That year, Quartz Hill’s C.J. Vocke, daughter of coach Larry Vocke, was treated by paramedics after collapsing in the girls’ bathroom and experiencing difficulties breathing, succumbing to the fatigue of nearly half a day of volleyball. When paramedics arrived, they determined Vocke’s heart rate was abnormally high. She also was hyperventilating and suffering from numbness in her hands and face. Earlier that day, a player from Dos Pueblos of Goleta was seen rushing out of the gym to vomit in the patio area after complaining to her coach of stomach problems. Following those incidents, several coaches and parents approached Travis Ferguson about the possibility of holding the event over a two-day period, similar to the format adopted by several Orange County schools. Ferguson experimented with the idea of a Friday-Saturday event, but couldn’t devise a plan that would work within the academic and traveling schedules of all the teams involved. In the three years since Vocke’s collapse, the tournament schedule has been modified in an effort to minimize the total amount of time from first serve to final point. Even with all the positive aspects surrounding the Royal tournament – one of the most prestigious one-day events in Southern California – it was impossible not to notice the physical and mental toll the competition took on some of the players and teams. Oak Park, which entered the tournament undefeated, lost in the quarterfinals to Simi Valley. La Reina of Thousand Oaks, ranked in the Daily News top 10, won the Silver Division despite four players playing while ill. And Flintridge Sacred Heart, which has beaten teams ranked much higher than South Hills or Upland, saw its goal of a tournament title go unfulfilled. After receiving their team trophies and all-tournament awards, members of Flintridge Sacred Heart and Simi Valley wasted little time gathering their equipment before heading toward the parking lot. “That was the longest day of my life,” said Simi Valley’s Megan Metcalf, who (with teammate Christine Vaughen) received all-tournament honors. “I’m having trouble even focusing right now,” said Flintridge Sacred Heart’s Jackie Beeton, one of two all-tournament selections for the Tologs (along with setter Sam Orlandini). “I’m definitely (feeling) a little stir crazy,” Beeton told teammates on more than one occasion Saturday that she felt like her left arm was going to fall off or that her shoulder was going to pop out. The senior right-side hitter walked to the parking lot with an ice pack on her shoulder, looking like a pitcher who had just labored through a 150-pitch outing. Her teammates concurred. “My legs are burning,” middle blocker Megan Connell said. “My back is killing me,” Orlandini added. “I think part of my body is on that court,” defensive specialist Sarah Polich said. Her body, as well as more than 200 others who might have been auditioning for a part on the next big reality-TV show. Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 erik.boal@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img If Mark Burnett is looking for his next big reality-television-show concept, he might want to talk to the organizers of Royal of Simi Valley’s girls’ volleyball tournament. Here’s the premise: Get 28 teams from Southern California, some among the area’s top programs, and put them in nearly 12 hours of grueling competition until one team is left standing. last_img read more