Gold medal or bust for Hidilyn Diaz in Turkmenistan tilt

first_imgLATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new ground Diaz said she wouldn’t be pleased with herself if she can’t take the gold medal in the AIMAG in Turkmenistan, where other Filipino athletes are also competing, from September 17 to 27.Simply put, it’s championship or bust for the 26-year-old weightlifter.“I have to set my mind that the only acceptable thing for me to bring home is the gold medal,” said Diaz. “I must be determined because I can’t be contented with what I am right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Rio Olympians Kirstie Alora (left) and Hidilyn Diaz during a roundtable discussion at College of St. Benilde. Photo by Bong LozadaOlympian Hidilyn Diaz hasn’t competed in a major weightlifting tournament since her silver medal finish in the Rio Summer Games, and she heads to the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games knowing the pressure has built up.Most of the pressure, though, is coming from within.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum routs St. Benilde to stretch unbeaten run to 11 A costly, catty dispute finally settled “I’m not pressured by anyone except myself,” said Diaz in Filipino Thursday during a small luncheon with the media at College of St. Benilde, where she studies Business Management. “I always think to myself ‘do I still have it in me?’ because I was relaxed for four months.”Diaz became the poster girl of Philippine sports in 2016 when she ended the country’s 20-year medal drought winning the silver medal in the women’s -53 kilogram event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHer triumph in Rio was her moment in the sun but after reaching the peak doubts have started to creep in.“The comeback is the hardest part, after so many tears I don’t know if I can ever return to that form,” said Diaz who lifted a total of 200 kg. in Rio. “I think this is why other medalists or champions quit after winning because it’s hard to sustain the strength and the discipline after all the accolades.” Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start View commentslast_img read more

Cabinet orders immediate halt to process

first_imgMiddle St land acquisitionCabinet on Tuesday ordered an immediate halt to the process initiated by Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AG), Basil Williams to use the Acquisition of Lands for Public Purposes Act to take control of two plots of privately-owned land at the corners of Middle and Carmichael Streets, Georgetown, a source close to President David Granger’s Cabinet has confirmed.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil WilliamsGuyana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Clarissa RiehlThe usually reliable source confirmed to Guyana Times that the issue “came up for discussion” and a decision was taken to immediately suspend the process, pending an explanation from Williams. The AG was not present at Tuesday’s sitting of Cabinet, thus prompting the decision to suspend the process.The same source said that it is likely that the issue will be discussed at next Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting where the AG is expected to be present.When asked if the process is likely to be abandoned, the source declared “We have no intention to compulsorily acquire any private lands,” indicating that Cabinet was not too happy with Williams’ actions.Cabinet’s disgruntle was confirmed by another source who is very close to the Cabinet.“There were some discussion on the issue and I can say to you that many members were not too happy with the manner in which this issue played out. Many felt that the entire episode was embarrassing to the Government,” the source said.Efforts to get a comment from the Attorney General continued to be unsuccessful as calls to his mobile phone went unanswered.The matter attracted the attention of Cabinet after Guyana Times reported that Guyana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Clarissa Riehl, who owns one of the plots in contention, was preparing to file legal proceedings against the Attorney General.Riehl is a senior figure in the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the largest party in the coalition Government.There are also reports that the owner of the other plot of land, Beharry Group of Companies has engaged its lawyers to examine the issue.This publication was also told that President David Granger and “many” members of Cabinet were unaware of the move by Williams.The Carmichael and Middle Streets property under contentionThe Official Gazette of September 24, which published the Order made by Minister David Patterson on September 22, 2016, identified the property as the East quarter of Lot 92 Middle and Carmichael Streets.The property was expected to be used for the proposed construction of Government buildings.Williams’ only public statement thus far on the issue is a public denial that he initiated the process of acquiring the property and indicated that it was his predecessor, Anil Nandlall, who started the process prior to May 2015, a claim Nandlall has since denied.However, Nandlall denied Williams’ claims, saying that the AG was peddling mistruths.“I wish to make it unequivocally clear that as Attorney General, I had no intention whatsoever of compulsorily acquiring the said two lots of land and that no step whatsoever was ever taken by the PPP/Civic Government to compulsorily acquire the said two lots of land; that all I did in relation thereto was to make contact with the owners of the two plots of land and enquired from them, whether the lands were for sale,” Nandlall said in a letter to the press.Both owners, he related, answered in the negative and that was the end of the transaction: “I never even took a proposal to Cabinet in relation to this matter.”last_img read more

For Their Role in Rape Victim’s Death

first_imgHarsh penalties await two health facilities, if found guilty in the ongoing investigation by the Ministry of Justice, of their alleged role in the death of Musu Fofana, 12, who was raped and subsequently died after she was denied treatment by those medical centers.Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh has also indicated that officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) who allegedly detained at a check-point in Monrovia the vehicle that was carrying  Musu to a third health center to get treatment, are also being thoroughly investigated and will be severely penalized if found guilty of contributing to her death.Musu died on Sunday January 18, after being raped in the Moulton Corner community in Brewerville allegedly by a known community resident, Musa Kanneh, 49, who is currently in police custody.According to reports, she was raped about 8 p.m.  and died four hours after enduring excruciating pain and being denied admission by two medical centers.After being denied treatment by the two health facilities, family members were taking her to the John F. Kennedy hospital when some LNP officers allegedly detained them at a checkpoint, and sent them back to Brewerville.  She died that same evening.Minister Sannoh disclosed that MOJ is conducting a comprehensive investigation on the Redemption Hospital and Faith Clinic as well as on police officers who reportedly detained the vehicle, for their roles in the young girl’s death.The Justice Minister announced the actions being taken in the late Musu Fofana rape case during the launch of an advocacy group, Concerned Women of Liberia (CWL) on Saturday. CWL consists of six Liberian women who have embarked on an extensive campaign to curtail the rising number of rape cases in the country.He said the MOJ had embarked on the investigation following complaints raised by the victim’s family members and others that the two hospitals had denied the late Musu Fofana treatment.Minister Sannoh also noted that ordinary Liberians have begun to appreciate the magnitude of the problem of rape in the country and have begun to get involved in measures to eradicate the menace from the society.Government alone cannot take on this huge task as rape has now become a societal problem. Obviously, actions from ordinary citizens like CWL will be of great help.“These women have put themselves together to support prosecution of rape perpetrators and this is indeed laudable because this is a societal problem that we all need to tackle together,” he stressed.Liberia has a deterrent rape law enacted a few years ago which the government wants to enforce, but the frustrating part is that many Liberians are criticizing the law saying it is too harsh and is against the Constitution, said the Minister.He wondered whether rape is a cultural issue in Liberia, noting that if it is, Liberians need to meet that challenge, and ensure that it is eradicated.In his remarks, Vice President Joseph Boakai said rape is not just a disgrace to Liberia, but hampers its development. He noted that rape is a shame and Liberians must do all they can to get rid of it.He lauded the men who attended the occasion to support the women for standing up against the cruel and criminal act of rape.The event, which was held at the Barrack Young Controllers field in the PHP community, was also marked by a Charity Kickball match.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

KPL, FKF differ on promotion and relegation

first_img0Shares0000KPL and FKF differ on relegation and promotion.Photo/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18- With five matches to go before the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season comes to a conclusion, the league managers and Football Kenya Federation appear to read from different scripts as far as promotion and relegation is concerned.This is set to open a new war front between Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) after their disagreement on the formation of number of teams in the 2018 league ended in the Court of Appeal. While the league custodians have insisted that the FKF/KPL Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2015 should be followed to the latter where two teams will be relegated and two promoted from the National Super League (NSL), the federation differs.FKF have said that two teams will be automatically relegated from the KPL and a play- off done between number 16 in the KPL and number three in the NSL.“The agreement is very clear that two teams will be relegated at the end of the season and two promoted from the NSL. We cannot change rules in the middle. As far as KPL is concerned, that is the stand,” KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda told Capital Sport.“Kenyan Premier League CEO Jack Oguda and chairman Ambrose Rachier in a past event. PHOTO/FileThe KPL Governing Council’s meeting on September 22, according to Oguda affirmed the same, adding that the promotion and relegation criteria has to be agreed by both parties through the Joint Executive Committee (JEC) before the season it applies.FKF on their side maintain that an agreement was made after the hearings at the Sports Disputes Tribunal early in the season after the expansion of the league to 18 teams.“Two teams will be automatically relegated from the KPL and two will be automatically promoted from the NSL. After that, we will have a play-off between number 16 in the KPL and number three in the NSL. That is the position,” FKF Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi said.The two differing opinions from the football managers will not go down well with teams in both the KPL and NSL who are either working to avoid the chop or eyeing promotion.The KPL has five matches remaining while the NSL has a remainder of six games before the season ends.-Relegation battle-Mathare United’s Chris Oduor tries to go past Western Stima’s Evans Kiwanuka during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Ruaraka Complex on September 9 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIn the relegation battle in the top tier, Western Stima and Muhoroni Youth occupy the bottom two slots with Muhoroni having a two game deficit with 24 points, four behind 17th placed Western Stima.Thika United (28), Mathare United (30) and Bandari (33) are the teams above them at 16, 15 and 14th respectively.-Promotion battle-In the promotion battle, former Premier League sides KCB and Ushuru occupy the top two slots of the NSL on 67 and 66 points respectively both after playing 30 matches. GOtv Shield semi-finalists Vihiga United are third with 65 points though they have played a match more.Charles Okwemba celebrates with teammates after scoring one of the two Vihiga United goals in a GOtv Shield Quarter final clash against defending champions Tusker FC on August 20, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWazito are fourth with 63 points after 30 matches, two points behind Vihiga United.An Appeal Court ruling on November 3 on whether the league should have 18 or 16 teams is expected to give direction on the matter. FKF appealed a High Court ruling by Judge John Mativo last month ordering that the top tier league should have 16 teams.The Appellate Court consequently vacated orders to suspend Nakumatt and Zoo Kericho pending the decision, which is set for next month.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

2019 AFCON dates changed for Ramadan

first_imgThe change was announced by tournament director and former Egypt international Mohamed Fadl.“The decision was taken following requests from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria who want their players to have time to rest after Ramadan,” he said.The Confederation of African Football has also confirmed the draw for the final will be on 12 April.Ramadan, when Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset, is due to start at the beginning of May until the beginning of June.The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will for the first time this year take place in the summer and feature 24 teams rather than sixteen.Egypt were chose to host the tournament to replace Cameroon, who were stripped of the hosting rights due to slow preparations and security concerns.-BBC Sport-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFCON TROPHYNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 – The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been delayed to allow players to rest after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.The four-week long event will now kick off on June 21 with the final set for July 19 instead of June 15 to July 13.last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Watford sign Champions League starlet

first_imgWatford have completed the signing of striker Obbi Oulare from Club Brugge, the club have announced.Oulare, a 19-year-old, joined the Hornets permanently on a five-year deal after impressing in Belgium since 2013, scoring nine goals in 39 appearances.The forward spent a long period in Lille’s academy in France along with before returning to Belgium in 2011.Oulare was a substitute for Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League play-off. Obbi Oulare 1last_img

Leeds United news: Championship fixtures 2017-18 – Every Whites game revealed

first_imgLeeds United’s 2017-18 Championship fixtures06/08/2017 16:30 Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United12/08/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Preston North End15/08/2017 19:45 Leeds United v Fulham19/08/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Leeds United26/08/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Leeds United09/09/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Burton Albion12/09/2017 19:45 Leeds United v Birmingham City16/09/2017 15:00 Millwall v Leeds United23/09/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Ipswich Town26/09/2017 19:45 Cardiff City v Leeds United30/09/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United14/10/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Reading21/10/2017 15:00 Bristol City v Leeds United28/10/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Sheffield United31/10/2017 19:45 Leeds United v Derby County04/11/2017 15:00 Brentford v Leeds United18/11/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Middlesbrough21/11/2017 19:45 Wolverhampton v Leeds United25/11/2017 15:00 Barnsley v Leeds United02/12/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Aston Villa09/12/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United16/12/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Norwich City23/12/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Hull City26/12/2017 15:00 Burton Albion v Leeds United30/12/2017 15:00 Birmingham City v Leeds United01/01/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Nottingham Forest13/01/2018 15:00 Ipswich Town v Leeds United20/01/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Millwall27/01/2018 15:00 Hull City v Leeds United03/02/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Cardiff City10/02/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Leeds United17/02/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Bristol City20/02/2018 19:45 Derby County v Leeds United24/02/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Brentford03/03/2018 15:00 Middlesbrough v Leeds United06/03/2018 19:45 Leeds United v Wolverhampton10/03/2018 15:00 Reading v Leeds United17/03/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday31/03/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers02/04/2018 15:00 Fulham v Leeds United07/04/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Sunderland10/04/2018 19:45 Preston North End v Leeds United14/04/2018 15:00 Aston Villa v Leeds United21/04/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Barnsley28/04/2018 15:00 Norwich City v Leeds United06/05/2018 12:30 Leeds United v Queens Park RangerstalkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons.The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. Scroll down for Leeds’ 2017-18 Championship fixtures 1last_img read more


first_imgGaeil Fhánada C.L.G. NotesLotto resultsNo jackpot winner. Nos drawn were 04, 09, 10, 12, 19. B19. €100 winner Conor Heraghty, Ballykinard, €50 Mary Gallagher, Rosnakill. Next week’s jackpot €2,900. Seniors & Reserves play Round 10 Our boys played away to Cloughaneely last weekend, Sunday afternoon with two fine team displays.Seniors: – Gaeil Fhánada 0:12 v Cloughaneely 1:07Mark McConigley, Joe Blaney 0:01, Fergal ‘Una’ Friel, Cathal Martin, Frankie Sweeney, Ronan McAteer, Patrick McConigley, Ryan McGonigle 0:02, Kevin McElwaine, Michael Sweeney 0:01, Aidan McAteer, Seami ‘Nanny’ Friel 0:4, Johnny ‘Nanny’ Friel, Marty McAteer 0:01, Seimi ‘Coshia’ Friel 0:02, Mark Friel (C) 0:01, Oisin Blaney, Frank Sweeney, Oisin Shiels for Johnny ‘Nanny’ Friel, Shaun McGovern, Paul Coyle, Brian McVeigh.Reserves: – Cloughaneely 1:06 v Fanad Gaels 2:11. Scorers were Eamon Sweeney 0:02, Ultan McGettigan 0:01, Brian ‘teddy’ McVeigh 0:01, Brendan Callaghan 0:02, Paul ‘Dougie’ Coyle 0:02, Niall Carr 0:02, Jerry ‘Diver’ Friel 0:01, Shaun McGovern 1:00. Best for Gaeil Fhánada was Shaun Coyle, Paul Martin, Brendan Callaghan.Seniors & Reserves play at home to St. Naul’s this weekend in Portsalon. Games @ 1.30 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. Come along to Paic Uí Shiail and support our local boys.22nd June 2014 Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter Final (2.00pm)Antrim V Donegal at St Tiernachs Park, ClonesUlster GAA Minor Football Championship Semi Final(12.00pm, ET if necessary)Antrim V Donegal at St Tiernachs Park, ClonesAnyone looking for tickets through the club for Donegal v Antrim game in Clones please contact Fiona by text asapUNDERAGE TRAININGTraining for U6s and U10s next Fri the 13th @6pm in Portsalon.NOTE: No U8 training next Friday as they have a blitz in MacCumhaill Park next Sat 14th @ 11am. Martin will be in touch with the parents of the U8 teams, via text early in the week with the arrangements for this blitz. For further info contact Martin on 9163472.U10 BLITZ REPORTU10 GIRLSWe had three teams in Gweedore Saturday morning at the blitz hosted by the local club. Pride of place goes to the U10 Girls team who had a great victory over Gweedore. It was a tough battle against the breeze in the first half and the sides went in level at the break, but these young girls played some lovely football in the second half and scored some great points to pull away from a tough Gweedore side. This group of girls are a very dedicated bunch and are very well coached by Lisa McConigley, so a massive well done to all the girls. TEAM: Méabh Duffy, Caitlin Heraghty, Grainne Sweeney, Aoife Gibbons, Emma Hunter, Eimear Clinton, Una Clinton. Kate Sweeney, and Ella Mc Bride. U9 BOYS, WHITESThese young lads played two games. First up they played very well to beat a tough Downings side, our boys took some great scores and defended very well with goalkeeper Danny pulling off a couple of great saves. Then they played the Gweedore U9s in a really exciting game where they pulled away to win well at the end. These boys are a very committed group who never miss training, and are coached by Martin McAteer. TEAM: Danny McLaughlin, Shaun McDevitt, Shaun Carr. Ronan McFadden, Ciaran Sweeney, Hugh Rodgers, James McAteer and Caolan Gibbons.U10 BOYS, BLUESThe older boys team played two very hard tough games, beating our neighbours Downings by a single point in a great skillful match. This game was nip and tuck the whole way through, and was well reffed by the young Gweedore referee. Next up was a very good close match against Gweedore. This was a very physical game played in a great sporting manner, also well reffed again. We lost out in this game by 2pts ,but every week these young fellas play they are improving. This group are coached by our young senior player Oisin Shiels who like Lisa and Martin and all the underage managers give up a lot of time to work with all the boys and girls in the club. TEAM: Charlie McAteer, Gerard(tam) Sweeney, Jack Gibbons, Darren McAteer, Aaron McConigley, Conor Heraghty, Brandon Friel, and Cian Sweeney.So overall, we had a very enjoyable day’s football over in Gweedore and as always the boys and girls represented the club with great pride. Thanks to the Gweedore club for the lovely refreshments afterwards, and a massive thank you to all the parents who made the journey to cheer on the three teams, a well worthwhile trip. And also thanks to our patient bus driver Patrick. Next U10 blitz will be in Portsalon on Friday the 20th of June.U14 GirlsThe U14 Girls played away to Carndonagh on Tuesday (10th June) at 7p.m. in semi final .100 Club DrawNew 100 Club draw due to start in August, Anyone interested in being part of this new draw please contact any committee member or Mark 086 2024312 or Máire 087 6167143 before beginning of July. VHI Cúl CampBeing held on July 14th to 18th. Get your child’s place booked as this Camp always proves to be a popular week of fun and games.For further info see or contact Fiona Shiels.Gaeil Fhánada Fun Weekend 2014….more information later…GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA EARN VITAL VICTORY OVER CLOUGHANEELY was last modified: June 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fanad gaelsGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgKilcar GAA News:Our seniors and reserves had another two wins at the weekend this time it was at home to Glenswilly, the seniors won 0-10 to 1-05 scorers were Stephen McBrearty (0-05), Mark Sweeney (0-02), Aodhán McGinley (0-01), Mathew McClean (0-01) and Barry Shovlin (0-01). This result moves them joint top of the league with St Michaels while in an occasion that is rarely seen a side not scoring in a match our reserves won 0-12 to 0-00 which keeps the lads top of the reserve league, no matches this weekend due to the Ulster Championship match. UnderageOur Under 16s defeated Dungloe on Thursday 1-12 to 1-04 they now face Naomh Conaill away in the division one semi-final this Wednesday at 7pm best of luck to the lads. Our Under 12s are down to play Na Rossa away on Wednesday this has to be confirmed.County TeamsBest of luck to Paddy, Mark, Ryan, Eoin and Ciaran who are on the senior panel and Conor Doherty who in with the minors in the Ulster Championship matches against Tyrone this Sunday in Ballybofey. Commiserations to Donegal ladies who lost the division two final on Saturday, Orlagh Carr is part of the panel. Club AppWe have 175 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.2015 Fantasy GaelicThe official GAA/GPA Fantasy Gaelic game is back for another season; inviting you to join the 2015 GAA championship challenge and play it your way, we had a great response to this last year and hope for the same this summer full details on our website at LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,900 this week’s numbers were: 1, 8, 24 and 28 winners were: €50 Margaret Gallagher (Leitir) €30 Barbara Hegarty (c/o Centra) and €20 John O’Donnell (Kilcar Post Office).  Lotto Plus numbers 2, 7, 17 and 19 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners were €150 Bridie O’Gara (Muckross), €120 Triona McShane €120, €100 Patricia Maguire, €80 Máire McShane, Evelyn Boyle, €70 Francis Cunningham, Mary Duddy, Síle Diver, Margaret Byrne (Cashel), Mary Breslin (Largy) and Máire Gillespie. The Jackpot on Sunday is €4,500 on 45 numbers. GAA NEWS: STEPHEN MCBREARTY ON FIRE AS KILCAR DEFEAT GLENSWILLY TO GO JOINT TOP was last modified: May 12th, 2015 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:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgTHIS is the first sign of the Northern Lights off the coast of north Donegal.Dubbed the greatest show on earth, it appears we could be in for an incredible light show in the coming weeks.The picture was taken by Carndonagh snapper Mark Nolan and shows the northern lights off Pollan Beach in Inishowen. “The excitement I felt when I arrived on the beach and saw the photos on the camera display cannot be described,” said the father of three.The picture was taken last year.The stunning solar phenomena is expected to be visible over Irish skies in the coming weeks. Stargazers will have the best chance of spotting the celestial light show in more than a decade this year thanks to a peak in the sun’s activity.The Met Office, is advising anyone who is out looking tonight and the next few nights that the moon may interfere with the light show. * With thanks for the information from Donegal Weather Channel on Facebook WOW! HOW NORTHERN LIGHTS PICTURED OFF CO DONEGAL LOOK was last modified: January 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegal weather channel on facebooknorthern lights donegallast_img read more