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  • Dani Ravena sees mistakes against NU as learning experience

    first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dani Ravena is not having the best debut for a rookie so far in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Alab holds off Mono for sixth straight win Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments She rode the bench in Ateneo’s season opener, a five-set loss to Far Eastern University, and when she finally got the opportunity to play, she became the unfortunate goat as the Lady Eagles lost another five-setter.Ateneo dropped to 0-2 early in the season after a failed comeback bid against National University, 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 12-25, 15-7 Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRavena, who was the closing libero, was at the receiving end of the three straight service aces from Jasmine Nabor scored that ended the match.But Ravena plans to use these shortcomings as a way to get better. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Coach Tai [Bundit] told me to just stay confident, forget this game, and learn from the mistakes, that happened,” said Dani, the youngest siblings in the brood that has Kiefer as the eldest and Thirdy as the middle.Ravena, who is just one of the four liberos in Ateneo’s lineup for Season 80, admits she got nervous when Nabor started scoring from the service line.“Maybe I got nervous there, but that was a learning experience,” said Ravena, who had 10 excellent receptions.“I did my best but I think we just really came up short, but we promise to make up for it in the next game,” said Ravena in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

  • War amputee footballers tackle, shoot, score in rebel-held Syria

    first_img0Shares0000Syrian amputees who were injured in the war take part in a football match organised by a centre for physical therapy in Idlib, the last province in the country outside government control, on January 15, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOURIDLIB, Syrian Arab Republic, Feb 13 – At the referee’s whistle, the young forward leans on his crutches and punts the football with his only leg, kicking off a match between war amputees in Syria’s battered northwest.What follows is a different take on the beautiful game: men of all ages, some using crutches, deftly pass the ball back and forth as they sail across the field. The ball reaches the attacker, who steadies himself on his crutches and uses his sole leg to send it flying towards the goal.The keeper, who is missing his right arm, dives to his knees to make a save, but the ball bounces past him into the net amid cheers and whistles.For the past month, a physiotherapy centre in Syria’s northwest Idlib province has been training 19 war-wounded men and boys to establish a football team.Idlib is the last province in Syria still outside government control and has faced a weeks-long regime assault backed by Russia.Syrian amputees who were injured in the war warm up for a football match organised by a centre for physical therapy in Idlib, the last province in the country outside government control, on January 15, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOURSome players are civilians, others are fighters — but they have been brought together by their impairments and their shared love for football.“Sometimes, the ball crosses right in front of me and I want to shoot it with my left leg, then I feel sorry for myself because my leg’s amputated,” says Salah Abu Ali, sitting on the sun-soaked edge of the football pitch.“Some things are still hard, like running or being fast.”The 23-year-old player was wounded nearly a year ago in a bombardment on his native Raqa, a northern Syrian city recaptured from the Islamic State group.He woke up in the hospital to find his leg had been amputated and decided to seek safety to the west in rebel-held territory.– ‘Ole, ole!’ –“When I first arrived in Idlib, I didn’t know anyone. I just thought of the past. I didn’t want to work, go out. I didn’t like to see people or let them see me,” says Abu Ali.But when he found the football team, he says, it was like getting “a new life”.Syrian amputees who were injured in the war warm up for a football match organised by a centre for physical therapy in Idlib, the last province in the country outside government control, on January 15, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOUR“I lost a limb but life goes on — I want to live my life as positively as possible. I want to play football, swim, come and go.”Founded just over a year ago, the rehabilitation centre that runs the football sessions is housed in Idlib’s Specialist Hospital.It has treated some 900 war-wounded, including men and women of all ages with injuries ranging from simple fractures to amputations, says physiotherapist Mohammad Marea.“We had a psychological objective in training these guys but also wanted to target their morale,” Marea tells AFP.“Thank God, they responded quickly and happily, accepting the idea wholeheartedly,” says Marea.Next the centre plans on setting up bodybuilding and swimming classes.Footballers train two or three times a week, for sessions of up to two hours.Those that have prosthetic legs prop them up against the metal fence — they move faster without them — and wrap amputated limbs in protective gauze.Syrian amputees wounded in the war take part in a football training session organised by a centre for physical therapy at a pitch in Idlib, the last province in the country outside the government’s control, on January 12, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOURAt a recent friendly match, opposing players wearing mint-green and red jerseys grappled over the ball on a pitch set up by charity association Shafak.“Ole, ole, ole!” team members cheered, their arms around each other’s shoulders and hopping on one leg.Added to the usual cacophony of cheers and referee whistles was the clinking of crutches as players darted across the field.– ‘Life doesn’t stop’ –At home after his match, Abdulqader al-Youssef drapes his medal around his toddler son’s head.“Look at what Daddy won today!” says the beaming 24-year-old, a lifetime football lover who played on his local team.Syrian amputees wounded in the war bandage their injured limbs prior to a football match organised by a centre for physical therapy in Idlib, the last province in the country outside the government control, on January 15, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOURYoussef hails from Homs, a central Syrian city known as “the capital of the revolution” that erupted across the country in 2011.He joined the uprising as a rebel fighter and even played football on breaks from the front, but he lost his right leg in clashes against government troops in 2015.“Being wounded was a huge shock to me. There were so many things I could do before my injury that I couldn’t do afterwards,” says Youssef, his dark curly hair pulled back by a black headband.Carrying groceries seemed an impossible task, until he joined the physiotherapy football team.“Since beginning training, I can do things I couldn’t do before. I used to say it was too hard, but now I can lift a gas canister and other things,” he says proudly.Syrian amputees wounded in the war take part in a football training session organised by a centre for physical therapy at a pitch in Idlib, the last province in the country outside government control, on January 12, 2018 For the past month, a physiotherapy center in Syria’s northwest Idlib province has been training 19 war-wounded men and boys to establish a football team. © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOUR“Life doesn’t stop at an injury. Don’t lose hope or get sad at losing a limb,” he adds.“As our trainers told us today, there’s no handicap of the body — just of the mind.”Still, war is never far away. On Saturday, one trainee player was killed in a bomb blast in Idlib city.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • EMMET RUSHE: RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER BIRTH

    first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: I have been contacted by a few parents who are keen to train again now that the kiddies are back in school/crèche/playschool, I will be running a 10am version of my Better Bodies Challenge from the 22nd of September, as well as the usual 7pm class.Many “new mammies” want to know when it is safe to begin training again. Every lady is different but here are some guidelines.If you have been cleared for exercise by your G.P, or if you want further advice, please contact me through the link below. Firstly, if you have recently given birth, congratulations! As a parent, I can happily say that being a parent is the most demanding, exhausting and yet wonderful job in the world. Nothing is more awe-inspiring than a baby.The type of birth you had will determine when you are able to safely return/begin an exercise program.If you have had an uncomplicated natural delivery, the general guideline is that it is safe to begin 6 weeks after delivery.If it is not your first child and you have been active throughout the pregnancy it is generally safe to return when you feel ready. If you had a C-section or a complicated birth you will have to be checked and cleared by a medical professional before you can begin an exercise programme.Please ensure that if you are using a gym or trainer, it is essential that you inform them of your situation.There are numerous benefits to exercising after pregnancy.Here are some benefits taken from the ‘Mayo Clinic’“Promote weight loss, particularly when combined with reduced calorie intake Improve your cardiovascular fitnessRestore muscle strength and toneCondition your abdominal musclesBoost your energy levels Improve your moodRelieve stressHelp prevent and promote recovery from postpartum depression”Better yet, including physical activity in your daily routine helps you set a positive example for your child now and in the years to come.When returning to exercise after childbirth the best way is to start slow and slowly build up the duration and intensity of the routine.Walking with the buggy is a great way to start; Getting out of the house, clearing your head and using the resistance that the buggy provides to work your legs, arms and core.Why not get a few friends or new mothers involved and create a social circle to support and encourage each other?After GP approval, also consider these specific exercises for the core.The Pelvic tiltThe Kegel exerciseThe contraction of the abdominal muscles is an effective way to begin strengthening your core after pregnancy.While some mothers might start moving around within just days of giving birth, don’t expect to resume your old level of exercise right away.In most cases, your joints and ligaments will be looser than usual following birth, which could lead to diminished coordination and potential falls.Consider these guidelines from the ‘Mayo Clinic’ when undertaking an exercise routine;“Take time to warm up and cool down.Begin slowly and increase your pace gradually.Drink plenty of fluids.Wear a supportive bra.Avoid excessive fatigue.Stop exercising if you feel pain.”Being the parent to a new baby is pretty exhausting.Lack of sleep, hormonal changes, tiredness and bad eating patterns can make the thought of exercise seem like a distant memory.Try and have some support in place that you can tap into whenever you want to engage in physical activity.Seek the support of your partner, family and friendsSome days you might simply feel too tired for a full workout.That doesn’t mean that you should put physical activity on the back burner, however.Instead, do what you can.Try to schedule time for physical activity.Exercise with a friend to stay motivated.Include your baby, either in a buggy while you walk or lying next to you on the floor while you do abdominal exercises.Remember, exercise after pregnancy might not be easy — but it can do wonders for your well-being, as well as give you the energy you need to care for yourself and your baby.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118?sk=timelineEMMET RUSHE: RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER BIRTH was last modified: September 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Birthemmet rusheexerciselast_img read more

  • DONEGAL CULTURE: CHECK OUT SOME OF THE AMAZING ACTS PERFORMING IN DONEGAL THIS SUMMER

    first_imgDONEGAL CULTURE: This summer there are some incredible festivals and concerts coming to Donegal, and below is a complete guide to all of them! Lisa Hannigan @ the Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, Sunday 19 June, 8pm: Lisa Hannigan first played the Balor in July 2008 prior to the release of her debut solo album Sea Sew, which went double platinum, was nominated for the Choice Music Prize in Ireland and the Mercury Prize in the UK.Her follow up Passenger went straight in at Number 1 on it’s first week of release and earned Lisa another Choice Music Prize Nomination.With a long awaited 3rd studio album set for release in 2016 the Balor is delighted to welcome Lisa back for what promises to be one of the musical highlights in Donegal this year.http://balorartscentre.com for info and booking Sea Sessions, Bundoran, Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June: The headlining acts at this year’s Sea Sessions, Ireland’s premier music, camping and surfing life-style event, are Gavin James on Friday, Primal Scream on Saturday and Tinie Tempah on Sunday.After a successful 2015 which saw Gavin James perform to over 1 million people around the world and support acts including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift, he embarks on his first European headline tour in 2016.Primal Scream formed in the 80’ and after two Indie Rock albums they got Andrew Weatherhall to produce their 3rd Screamadelica.Relased in 1991 it won The Mercury Music Prize and is regarded as one the best albums of the 1990’s.Tinie Tempah is one of the most successful acts on the planet at present, his No.1 debut album, Disc-Overy has sold 1.2 million copies, he has sold 4 million singles and received 12 major awards (including two BRITS, three MOBOs and an Ivor Novello). http://seasessions.com for info and bookingSwell Festival, Arranmore Island, Friday 8 – Sunday 10 July:The annual music and arts festival brings 80+ acts performing rock, indie, folk, electronica and traditional music, spoken word, comedy, dance and circus performance to Arranmore Island, with camping available onsite.This year’s attractions include The Mountain Stage with Donal Dineen, New Jackson (DJ Set), Strength and Shammen Delly on Saturday and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Árchú, Joy Dunlop and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde on Sunday. http://swellfestival.com for info and bookingDonegal International Folk & Roots, Letterkenny, Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17 July:The second annual Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend is one of the biggest music festivals ever held in Letterkenny.It features a jam-packed five-day programme of talks, music sessions, busking and concerts in a variety of international folk and roots styles including the first ever Irish concert by Chouk Bwa Libète, one of the foremost Haitian Voodoo bands.There is a special focus this year on Irish & English Folk song as part of the Ireland 2016 centenary programme.The majority of concerts and talks are held at the Regional Cultural Centre with the final gala concert ‘Home to Ballybeg’, a tribute to Brian Friel by Manus Lunny, taking place at An Grianán Theatre on Sunday 17th.http://eaf.ie for info and bookingLynched performing on later with Jools Holland.Wild Atlantic Weekend, Malin & Culdaff, Friday 22 – Sunday 24 July:The final weekend of the Earagail Arts Festival features three great gigs and a Village Fair in North Inishowen.There is a special  home-coming concert with the Henry Girls in a circus tent on Malin’s Village Green on Friday evening followed by two afternoons featuring some of the funniest, most gravity defying and imaginative street and circus performers from across the island of Ireland.There are two great gigs at McGrory’s Culdaff, with the specially commissioned In the Shadows of Steam on Saturday and Vieux Farka Toure ‘the Hendrix of the Sahara’ on Sunday.http://eaf.ie for info and bookingDONEGAL CULTURE: CHECK OUT SOME OF THE AMAZING ACTS PERFORMING IN DONEGAL THIS SUMMER was last modified: June 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ConcertsDonegal CultureEntertainmentFeaturesFESTIVALSnewslast_img read more

  • TIME TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP AS TYRONE WAIT TO TEST DONEGAL’S RESOLVE

    first_imgThe talk is over. The preparation is complete. And it’s only their first championship game of the year.It may feel like something approaching a certain Sunday in September but for Donegal their test against Tyrone today may well define their defence of their All-Ireland title today.More than 17,000 fans, the majority of which will be wearing the green and gold of Tir Conaill, will pack into MacCumhaill Park this afternoon for the Ulster Championship quarter final (throw-in 4pm). Jim McGuinness is exuding a quiet confidence and has named the same starting fifteen players which busted out of the blocks against Mayo in last September’s All-Ireland final.Bu he knows there is no better tactician in the game than Tyrone boss Mickey Harte.He knows too that Donegal are no longer the underestimated surprise package they may have been to many teams last season.McGuinness and company have locked themselves away behind-closed-doors as the try to hone yet another formula to help them hold onto Sam Maguire. He knows himself that an over physicality and any cheap frees will be punished by the lethal boot of goalkeeper come free-taker Niall Morgan.And that’s before we mention the potency of veteran Stephen O’Neill and Sean Cavanagh.If Tyrone are looking to these household names, then Donegal will be hoping that the likes of Colm McFadden, Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty will continue the form they are showing for their clubs.All will be revealed at 4pm this afternoon as Donegal holds its breath and dreams of another long summer of championship football. TIME TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP AS TYRONE WAIT TO TEST DONEGAL’S RESOLVE was last modified: May 26th, 2013 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:donegalTyroneUlster Championshiplast_img read more

  • The utter class shown by Matthaus to Waddle after 1990 heartache

    first_img have a look England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? RIP LEGEND ENGLAND NEWS England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 “We won the match when Waddle blasted the decisive penalty over the bar, but I didn’t join in the celebrations with the rest of the German team,” he told fifa.com.“I went over to console him instead. I could really appreciate what he must have been feeling at the time. I couldn’t help him, but I felt really sorry for him.”Diego Maradona once said Matthaus is the best rival he ever had. “I guess that’s enough to define him,” he quipped. He’s wrong. Competing in five World Cups (an outfield record in itself), playing 25 matches and being the driving force behind Germany’s Italia ’90 win are things that defined him.“It’s a great honour to win the World Cup, not only for the team but also for the captain who’s the first to be given the trophy everyone wants to win,” Matthaus added. “It was a unique sensation. I was afraid of doing something wrong, dropping the trophy.” The World Cup semi-final between England and Croatia is live on talkSPORT at 19:00 (UK time) on 11 July.When Germany’s players realised they would be playing in the 1990 World Cup final thanks to Chris Waddle’s penalty miss, almost all of them celebrated wildly.Except for Lothar Matthaus.The driving force behind his nation’s win in Italy and a veteran of two previous World Cups, he wanted to make sure his opponent was alright. GETTING READY preparation 1 ANALYSIS Matthaus consoles Waddle in 1990 Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death explained sad day TALENT ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoal drama Second is best last_img read more

  • Track & Field Returns To Ames For Iowa State Classic

    first_imgThe Drake University men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to again face some of the nation’s top track and field teams this weekend at the Iowa State Classic on the Harry Hoak Track. The Bulldogs will line up against a combined 22 ranked teams between the men’s and women’s fields including the likes of Florida, LSU, Virginia Tech.Action at the Iowa State Classic begins at 11 a.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.   Last week at the Husker Invitational, the distance runners turned in some of the top performances in school history against top competitors including Arizona State, Auburn, UCLA, Texas, Missouri and Kansas. Senior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) continued her stellar season turning in a personal-best mile time of 4:50.70. Huston’s time ranks as the fourth fastest in Drake history and was the second fastest time of the day behind professional Laura Thweatt. Junior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) turned in a personal best as well with a time of 8:13.83 in the men’s 3,000 meters. Fischer’s time also ranked him as the fourth fastest in Drake history, finishing with the third fastest collegiate time against a deep field. Earlier in the season at the Messermith Invite the Bulldogs posted 33 top-10 finishes spotlighted by Mary Young’s (Urbandale Iowa) second place finishes in the 60-meter hurdles and the 200 meters along with senior Kayla Bell’s (Bolingbrook, Ill.) win the long jump and junior Bas Van Leersum’s win the men’s 400 meters. Following the Iowa State Classic the team will then prepare for the MVC Indoor Championships, which take place Feb. 26-28 at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

  • URA FC parts ways with 9 players

    first_img Tags: Anwar NtegeAshiraf MandelaBrian MajwegaDavid BagooleHassan Kalega.Ibrahim Dada Jumaivan ntegeIvan SserubiriJohn SsemazziLwasa PeterLyantonde FCMikdad SenyongaMugalu AllanMusana RonaldNyanzi AbdullahOchen DerrickOdong Matthew TayoOmonuk RobertSamuel MwakaSempa CharlestopURA FCWekiya Salim Munaku URA FC finished third in the league last season. (PHOTO/File)KAMPALA – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC continues to grab headlines with their transfer activity in the off-season.Having already signed 11 players, the Tax Collectors have now released 9 of their playing staff as they continue shaping for the new season.The proceedings were confirmed on Friday morning via the club’s official website.“URA FC has agreed with nine players to mutually terminate contracts. Read a post on the website.The nine players who have been released include Omonuk Robert, Odong Matthew Tayo, Nyanzi Abdullah, Wekiya Salim Munaku, Sempa Charles, Ochen Derrick, Musana Ronald, Lwasa Peter and Mugalu Allan.This has come as no surprise because of the total number that has come in.The Tax Collectors have so far brought in David Bagoole, Ibrahim Dada Juma,John Ssemazzi, Anwar Ntege, Ashiraf Mandela, Samuel Mwaka, Brian Majwega, Ivan Sserubiri, Mikdad Senyonga,Ivan Ntege and Hassan Kalega.URA FC finished third in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League last season, with 51 points from 30 games.Must know about URA FCUganda Revenue Authority Football Club (URA FC) is a Ugandan football team based in Kampala.The club plays in the Ugandan Premier League and was founded in 1997. They have won the Ugandan Premier League four times and the Uganda Cup three times.URA merged with Lyantonde FC in 2001. They had been excluded from the Western League.Lyantonde, cup finalists in 2000, didn’t raise enough money to continue playing in the Buganda Super mini-league.The parties agreed URA would pay the registration fee and take over Lyantonde’s place in the league. After promotion, the team took the URA name and began to play in the Buganda mini-league.The club’s first season in the top flight was 2002. They have been one of the most successful teams in the league since their promotion, having never finished in the bottom half of the table.Comments last_img read more

  • Mother of man killed by dangerous driver says she will never get over son’s death

    first_imgThe heartbroken mother of a young man killed by his friend after speeding away from a pub says she will never recover from the loss of her son. John Hegarty was just 21 when he was killed outside Buncrana in Co Donegal in July 2015. His friend Seosamh McGonigle, then aged 19, drove his Toyota Corolla car at speed away from the Foot Inn in Burnfoot before losing control and crashing it into a large stone boulder.Mr Hegarty was killed while two other men, the driver McGonigle and his front-seat passenger Lee McDermott survived.Mr Hegarty, who died at the scene from horrific injuries, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash while the two survivors were.Mrs Mary Hegarty paid tribute to her late son at Letterkenny Circuit Court as McGonigle pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of John and also not having any car insurance on the date.Mrs Hegarty revealed how she knelt beside her son at the scene of the brutal crash on the night of July 12th, 2015.She thought her son had simply been injured in the crash but as she made her way through the Garda cordon, another person sympathised with her.She told how she knelt beside her son while her husband cradled his head and another brother lay on top of him in grief.“It was the worst night of my life. To this day we do not remember leaving the scene,” she said.She described her tragic son as a mammy’s boy who phoned home from wherever he was and wasn’t embarrassed by it.She added that he had great respect for people, loved music, knew the words to all songs and loved playing guitar.Mrs Hegarty said John was missed dearly by all his family including his brothers and sisters and young brother Ronan with whom he shared so much time.Mrs Hegarty concluded “All we have is beautiful memories which we will treasure forever.“His death could have been prevented – the loss of our beautiful brother and son is a cross we will have to carry for the rest of our lives.”She added that none of her son’s friends who had been at the scene had called to her home since the crash.Garda Sergeant Stephen Lynch told how the accused had come to collect John Hegarty and Lee McDermott at the pub but had not been drinking at all.However, when he left the pub it was likely that he was driving at speed before hitting a grass margin and then losing control of the car before it hit a boulder after crossing to the opposite side of the road at Carnashannagh, Burnfoot.Barrister for the accused, Mr Richard Lyons, said his client, who is from Glackmore, Muff, had put his hands up from an early stage and had returned from Australia to appear in court.He said his client was deeply remorseful for what had happened and had not been behind the wheel of a car since.He said his client had attended Mr Hegarty’s funeral but had not deemed it appropriate to call to the family home with the pending court case.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the case for sentence until Friday week, May 4th.Mother of man killed by dangerous driver says she will never get over son’s death was last modified: April 29th, 2018 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:buncranaBurnfootcourtcrashdethadonegalGardaiJohn HegartymuffSeosamh McGoniglelast_img read more

  • Warriors mailbag: When will the Warriors get their next win?

    first_imgLet’s get to some questions coming off the Warriors’ fourth straight loss.Q: Still super early into the season but (D’Angelo) Russell is already averaging 26.3 points per game. How long do you think he can sustain that and what number do you think that will turn out to be by the end of the season? – @R4vel_Some of what Russell is doing is sustainable. Some of it isn’t. As for what is, Russell will continue to have the ball in his hands a ton. His 32.9% usage is among the top 10 in the league …last_img