American triumph and disappointment in Olympic ice dance

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA’s sprint to the finish The Shib Sibs — Maia and older brother Alex Shibutani — added a bronze medal in the event to their team bronze early in the Pyeongchang Games.U.S. champions Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue made two key errors in their free dance and slid from third to fifth place.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 folkMadison Chock and Evan Bates had an even bigger slip-up: the rare ice dance fall.Still, a third, fifth and 12th with a major mistake should not be underplayed. 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 Chock and Bates didn’t want to look beyond Tuesday. They were the only ice dancers to have a fall in the entire competition, and it came as they were preparing to do a combination spin. Their blades clicked just as he was bending down and she was beginning to spin.Crash!“It’s impossible to do the spin with our feet attached,” Bates said.“We were too close together,” Chock explained.“It’s a moment we wish we could have back,” Bates added. “It’s a mistake that has never happened in training before, ever. There’s no explanation.”Chock and Bates also didn’t want the fall to take away from the message they were trying to convey while skating to John Lennon’s “Imagine.”“We hope we got the message of peace across,” Chock said as she wiped her eyes. “We think the audience understood.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s great for us and it’s great for Team USA,” Maia Shibutani said after they moved up from fourth place and held off a Russian couple to give the United States a podium spot for the fourth straight games: a gold, two silvers and a bronze.“It feels like gold,” Alex Shibutani added. “It’s unbelievable.“It’s such an honor to represent your country in the Olympics, and our sport is such a strong event, as you saw from the marks,” he said, noting that the top two duos — gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, silver winners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France — set world records Tuesday. “It’s amazing to have that Olympic moment we dreamed of.”The Shibutanis also believe their performance could lead to more siblings and more Asian-Americans in ice dance. Alex noted how rare each combination is.“We had no path to follow,” he said. “There was no blueprint for us. (Coach) Marina Zueva had no experience with siblings or Asian-American ice dancers and we had to discover by ourselves our own path.”ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That path led them from ninth place at the Sochi Games to two U.S. championships. They also have three world championships medals. And now, an Olympic jewel.“It’s really been a leap of faith we had to take,” Maia Shibutani said. “We really have discovered we need to be ourselves.”Added Alex: “We found we needed to not play characters but to be Maia and Alex.”He is 26, she is 23, and they didn’t want to look ahead to another Olympic go-round. But Hubbell and Donohue made it clear they aren’t through; he is 27 and she soon will be.Hubbell’s eyes were wet when she spoke about the rough go in the free dance. They had been perennial third-place finishers in America before making a huge leap this season, winning their first national title. They believed the Pyeongchang Games would be their special moment.Then they made two errors in the free dance, one early and then a late stumble by Donohue.“At this moment, we are disappointed and frustrated,” Hubbell said, “because this was not close to our best. At this level, you cannot afford to make mistakes against this type of competition.“But we will build off this and not allow this to be our legacy.”Donohue admitted he wasn’t as mentally sharp as he needed to be in such a pressure-cooker atmosphere. He looked back at last year’s worlds, when they hoped to compete for a medal and wound up ninth.“Every experience brings a piece of information we didn’t have before,” he said, noting the couple would pay extra attention to their mental approach as they prepare for next month’s world championships in Milan. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States stumble and fall perform during the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ecstasy, heartbreak and a crash.Kind of sums up the American ice dance experience at the Winter Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare clinches QF spot, downs Wangs-Letran

first_imgMOST READ Bitoon finished with 22 points, four assists, and three rebounds as he proved to be the perfect complement for Trevis Jackson, who once again shone with 29 markers, five boards, and three dimes.Mohammed Pare nabbed a double-double of 12 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks, while Aris Dionisio got 11 markers, 13 boards and five rejections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We were win-or-go home in this game. We expected this team to fight and for us to get wins is just a bonus. We’re just glad that our bench really stepped up,” said coach Jinino Manansala.Gamboa-St. Clare saw what was once a 22-point advantage trimmed down to just one in the final four minutes, but substitute Joshua Fontanilla found creases in Wangs-Letran’s defense before Bitoon stepped on the gas pedal and gave their side the 82-74 edge with 1:53 left to play. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA IMAGESChris Bitoon came to Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare’s rescue late in its 87-76 victory over Wangs Basketball-Letran to clinch a spot in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With the Couriers pulling within one, 75-74, in the last 3:46, Bitoon accounted for five of the Coffee Lovers’ decisive 7-0 spurt late to ultimately douse the rally and propel his side onto the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’re lucky that Fontanilla stepped up for us. Now, we can prepare for the quarterfinals,” said Manansala.Gamboa-St. Clare claimed fifth place with its 6-4 card and brought Zark’s-Lyceum to the quarterfinals, while also eliminating Wangs-Letran and Go for Gold from playoff contention.Bong Quinto led the Couriers (5-5) with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists, while Bonbon Batiller had 23 markers, three boards, three dimes.The Scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 87 — Jackson 29, Bitoon 22, Pare 12, Dionisio 11, Fontanilla 9, Alcober 0, Hallare 0, Acuno 0, Rubio 0.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Quietly, the Raptors closing in on East No. 1 seed WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 76 — Quinto 24, Batiller 23, Ambohot 5, Balanza 5, Calvo 4, Publico 4, Fajarito 3, Gedaria 3, Muyang 3, Taladua 2, Balagasay 0, Mandreza 0, Yu 0.Quarters: 26-13, 52-35, 71-61, 87-76.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View commentslast_img read more

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What made President Granger think he can outrun the law?

first_imgDear Editor,Retired Justice James Patterson, the illegally appointed Chairman of GECOM, has finally vacated his post. This is a commendable act, and I say: “Enjoy your retirement years in peace”.This gentleman, in his golden years, was made to suffer ridicule and shame by his president, who, for 20 long months, dragged him through the mud, all because he was a willing participant in a grand scheme of things. However, that has all ended.We are accustomed to the cliché “all good things must come to an end”; however, conversely, all bad things must come to an end, and that ‘bad thing’ is Mr Patterson, who had to go.Now, as much as I ridiculed Mr Patterson for being so obstinate in allowing that illegal process to take root for so long, my sternest rebuke is for Granger; he is the one who crafted this great fraud, and he is the one whom we will castigate.Mr Granger, what made you think that you could outrun the law of the land? The inevitable was always there as a stern reminder lurking at every turn: the supreme law of the land must be adhered to. Mr President, you cannot outrun the long arm of the law. It finally caught up with Mr Patterson, and it will also catch up with you.In this regard, we turn our gaze on you, Mr President, and I use this term with great reluctance, because, in the present circumstances, you are an illegal occupant yourself. So, I say to you, Mr Granger, you are next in line. We are looking forward to you being in strict compliance with Article 106 (6) and (7). In less than a week, we expect your full cooperation with this aspect of the Constitution. There should be no further delay, the world is watching!Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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Govt ducks TIGI questions on oil and gas

first_img– hides behind int’l firm, GGMCAs the Guyana Government gears towards preparing a regulatory environment for the development of a much-anticipated oil and gas industry, the country’s leading anti-corruption organisation is less than impressed with the Natural ResourcesMinister of Natural Resources, Raphael TrotmanMinistry’s commitment to transparency and accountability.According to Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI), after over a month of no response to a statement it issued in April, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman finally responded earlier in May. But instead of responding directly to TIGI’s questions, the Minister deferred to Worley Parsons, a consultant company the Government contracted without any open tendering.“In April 2017, TIGI issued a statement indicating that after a month it had not received a response from the Minister of Natural Resources to its letter requesting him to share with it (TIGI) the types and particulars of the studies and investigations he has requested as part of the process for evaluating Exxon’s production licence application.“Apart from making a general request for information, TIGI had in particular askedTIGI head, Dr Troy Thomasif, as provided for in the existing legislation, the Minister had requested ExxonMobil to submit an economic feasibility study of its proposed (upstream) operations in the Stabroek Block.”But according to TIGI, Minister Trotman never responded directly to its questions and claimed that “the matters raised in your letter are presently being addressed by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) in conjunction with an international consulting company, Worley Parsons.”“From this response,” TIGI noted, “it would appear that the Minister is attempting to delegate his responsibilities as spelt out in Section 33 (1) of the Petroleum (Production and Exploration) Act of 1986 (and the accompanying Regulations) to the GGMC and to Worley Parsons, a foreign company.“It is important for the Minister to realise, however ,that the GGMC would find it difficult to raise serious concerns about ExxonMobil’s proposed development plan should any exist, if the Minister has already made a political commitment to the project,” TIGI posited.According to the transparency watchdog body, the temporal order of the actions is important for the outcome to be more meaningful than merely the “ticking of boxes”.No public tenderingTIGI noted that at no point in time was there a public tender for the services of the consultancy firm. In fact, TIGI noted that owing to the lack of transparency in the Government sourcing this firm, it was unsure of exactly what services Worley Parsons was providing. Other grey areas include other particulars of the contract such as how much it is costing taxpayers.“Furthermore, the services of Worley Parsons were presumably procured under Section 49 of the Procurement Act of 2003 which provides for single sourcing where services to be procured require that a particular consultant be selected due to the consultant’s unique qualifications.”The organisation noted that even if the company’s services were single sourced, in keeping with Section 49 of the Procurement Act, it was still unacceptable for the Minister to entrust Guyana’s future and patrimony to the hands of a foreign consultant.“The Minister must, therefore, be so impressed with the unparalleled and indisputable reputation of Worley Parsons (and uninterested in building local capacity) that he would entrust responsibility for Guyana’s patrimony to it.“This too is unacceptable, not the least because Worley Parsons would similarly find it to be bad business to raise serious concerns if any exist, unless the contract it has with the GoG holds it legally liable for any problems with the proposed plan. However, we know little about what Worley Parsons is being asked to do given the absence of public tender and requests for proposals.”According to TIGI, the selection of the firm lacks transparency.  The anti-corruption body noted that it might even be that Worley Parsons itself is advising on what services must be provided, what studies must be undertaken, and the scope of its undertaking.But according to TIGI, Minister Trotman concluded his letter by indicating that Government was committed to holding “stakeholder discussions” after the Worley Parsons and the GGMC have submitted their reports.TIGI said it wished to remind the Minister that the report “Creating Incentives to Avoid Deforestation” by the highly-acclaimed McKinsey and Company was itself the subject of strong criticism by informed stakeholders, but the report having been written and paid for, could not have been readily adjusted to incorporate those concerns. “Does the Minister really mean consultations or information sessions?”TIGI also pointed out that the governance framework was key to preventing perverse results such as the well-known resource curse.  As Guyana seeks to develop its oil and gas sector, TIGI said, the governance framework needs to be robust and satisfy minimum requirements of transparency and accountability.According to TIGI, the approach taken so far is lacking both transparency and accountability. The body called for this to be addressed as soon as possible to ensure that the touted benefits of oil to Guyana are realised.Worley Parsons is an Australian engineering company, which has some history with ExxonMobil. Back in 2014, ExxonMobil sued Worley Parsons, at the time its consultant for an oil drilling operation off the Russian coast, owing to a number of errors Exxon claimed the firm made in designing the platform.It was alleged that despite payments of over US$500 million, Worley Parsons still did substandard work for Exxon’s Russian affiliate. Despite initial denials, Worley Parsons eventually paid up more than US$50 million to Exxon in settlements.last_img read more

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Regional district to address Province about Site C agreement

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District is writing to the Province about the Site C Impact Benefit Agreement, and asking for any more information they need to know.At Thursday’s meeting, it was decided for a letter be sent to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation about the Agreement, and the Treaty Land Entitlement process with the Blueberry First Nations.The letter will address loss of taxes for the regional district, concerns over free access to the land for recreation and hunting, and the need for open and transparent consultation with the residents and land owners of the region.- Advertisement -The regional district also wants to know if any other land is being considered for the Agreement.Electoral Area B Director Karen Goodings says she feels the government hasn’t been transparent with the regional district about this either.“I haven’t seen anything in writing,” she said.Advertisement The only piece of correspondence the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources sent about the issue was to Guy Lahaye from the Rod and Gun Club.“I would like to assure you that the Province will not make decisions on land selections related to TLE or IBA negotiations with public or stakeholder consultation,” the letter from Karrilyn Vince, a regional executive director with the Ministry, states.The report to the regional district includes documents from 2013, when the Province came to the regional district to ask what they thought about the Agreement.The issue was brought to the regional district by Jim Little, a resident of Charlie Lake and member of the Rod and Gun Club. The Club hosted a public forum in March to address what they feel is a lack of transparency on land and wildlife from the Province.Advertisementlast_img read more

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DRUG OFFENCES STILL A MAJOR CRIME ISSUE IN EAST DONEGAL – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Councillor and General Election Candidate Gary Doherty has highlighted the need for greater resources to be given to Gardaí to help combat drug crime in Donegal.Cllr Doherty’s come following recently released data from the Central Statistics Office which shows that since 2010 there have been over 130 controlled drug offences recorded at Garda Stations throughout the east of the county.Commenting on the figures, Cllr Doherty said “In recent weeks we’ve heard reports of drug busts and drug related offences in the county and the whole issue has been very much brought to the fore of late. “Given the huge amount of anecdotal evidence to suggest that Donegal has a serious problem with drug possession and trafficking, I asked my colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty to raise the issue with the Minister before the Dáil ended and to obtain figures relating to controlled drug offences in East Donegal.“The figures which I’ve subsequently received from the CSO make for harrowing reading as records show that in the last six years there has been a total of 131 controlled drug offences recorded by Gardaí at just five of the main stations throughout the region.“What is worrying here is that the main drug offences under which criminal charges are brought are offences of drug possession and possession for the purpose of supply so this data does nothing to alleviate fears that a thriving drug trade in the county exists.”He added that these figures may just be the tip of the iceberg and, given the huge under sourcing of Gardaí to help tackle this scourge, who’s to say that the actual rates for drug related offences aren’t much higher in Donegal. “Communities across this State have felt the serious impact of cutbacks to An Garda Síochána delivered by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil since 2010.Garda numbers are down and 139 Garda stations have been closed and, as a result, drug crime has been allowed to flourish.“Sinn Féin has promised to tackle crime in all its forms head on, and has pledged to recruit an additional 3,000 Gardaí over the next five years if we are in government to restore force numbers to pre-crisis levels, and our party are committed to reopening Garda stations which were closed as part of the shameful legacy of Fine Gael and Labour.”DRUG OFFENCES STILL A MAJOR CRIME ISSUE IN EAST DONEGAL – DOHERTY was last modified: February 21st, 2016 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:CLLR GARY DOHERTYdonegaldrugslast_img read more

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MAN’S EAR SEVERED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY PINT GLASS

first_imgA 21 year old man who smashed a glass into another man’s head in an unprovoked attack has been told he must come up with a compensation package for his victim.Conor O’Leary smashed the glass into the head of Ciaran O’Brien at the Loch Altan Hotel in Gortahork.The men had been chatting about cars before the incident occurred but had not had a disagreement Falcarragh District Court heard that Mr O’Brien had suffered serious injuries as a result of the attack which happened on January 3rd, 2012.Part of his ear was severed and he also had a head wound which left a scar.The victim had previously flown back from Australia to give evidence and this had cost him Aus $4,0000.Mr O’Brien was not in court but his mother came to speak on his behalf.She said her son had suffered scarring but was trying to get on with his life.O’Leary, a member of Cloughaneely GAA club said he could not explain why he attacked Mr O’Brien whom he said he had known.Judge Paul Kelly said it was a particularly cowardly attack and asked had O’Leary apologised to his victim and he was told he had.“This was a very serious assault which was unprovoked by his own admission and carried out in a cowardly way form behind and caused what are serious injuries,” said Judge Kelly.He adjourned the case until May 15th for a probation report and told O’Leary to prepare a compensation package for his victim.MAN’S EAR SEVERED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY PINT GLASS was last modified: March 21st, 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:CIARAN O’BRIENCONOR O’LEARYFalcarragh District CourtLOCK ALTAN HOTELPINT GLASSlast_img read more

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JURY NOTICE: LETTERKENNY CIRCUIT COURT

first_imgJURY NOTICE: The jury panel for Letterkenny Circuit Court tomorrow (Friday) is NOT required to attend. JURY NOTICE: LETTERKENNY CIRCUIT COURT was last modified: April 3rd, 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)last_img

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HEARTBREAK FOR ROSSES BOXER MC SHANE AS HE IS NARROWLY DEFEATED

first_imgRosses boxer Shaun Mc Shane was left frustrated on Saturday night when he was defeated by Aberdeen-based Polish fighter Marek Laskowski. Shaun Mc Shane was narrowly defeated on points by Polish fighter Marek Lackowski on Saturday night in Paisley.The show-opener was a six-two’s contest, Laskowski started brightly with the straight lefts working well.Both men had their successes, however it was Laskowski’s scoring shots from range that was the difference as he picked up a hard fought 58-56 points with. The fight could have went either way and many spectators felt a fairer result would have been a draw.The boxing style of Lackowski was met with frustration by those in attendance, as the Polish fighter seemed to continually hold Mc Shane, despite the consistency of this approach, Lackowski never got a warning from the referee.A disappointed Mc Shane expressed his dissatisfaction with the result but said it was a great experience to fight an opponent of the quality of Lackowski.Mc Shane is now looking forward to bouncing back when he step’s into the ring again on June 13th. Mc Shane told Donegal Daily, “It was a messy fight and a very close fight, 1 point would’ve have made the contest a draw, so that indicates to you how close it was.“I was disappointed with the way he fought, I was looking to fight, he was looking to hold and to spoil the fight.“Prior to the fight we were told he was an orthodox fighter, but he actually boxed as a southpaw and as a result the fight was messy.Mc Shane was pleased at how he applied himself, considering he stepped into the bout last minute with little training and caused the highly rated Pole all sorts of problems.“I’m relatively pleased with how I applied myself, I took nothing from him bar a clash of heads, considering my preparation I’m happy at how it went, I’m just disappointed at how he spoiled it. “That’s boxing though, you move on and look forward to the next challenge.“I’m fighting in Motherwell on June 13th and that fight could be on BoxNation so for those at home that can’t make the fight there’s a good chance you’ll be able to see it on TV.A philosophical Mc Shane concluded by saying “Your better to learn from defeat, than win and learn nothing.Mc Shane again drew a large support from the Irish diaspora in Glasgow and no doubt they’ll be a big crowd to cheer on the Rosses man when he steps back-on to the canvas in June. HEARTBREAK FOR ROSSES BOXER MC SHANE AS HE IS NARROWLY DEFEATED was last modified: April 14th, 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:Home-page SportMarek LackowskinewsPOLISHRosses BoxerShaun Mc Shanelast_img read more

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FORGET GAA, ENGLISH IS GREATEST SPORTSMAN IN DONEGAL – KIERNAN

first_imgIrish athletic great Jerry Kiernan has stuck to his guns saying the GAA is receiving far too much money compared to other sports.Michael MurphyThe RTE commentator caused major controversy with his comments.But he reinforced his comments again yesterday using two of Donegal biggest sporting stars to back up his argument. Kiernan insisted that Donegal’s best athlete is Letterkenny runner Mark English despite the high profile enjoyed by GAA county captain Michael Murphy.Kiernan said Irish athletes including English suffer from a lack of exposure and recognition.“The greatest sportsman in Donegal at the moment is Mark English. I see Michael Murphy and he is playing gaelic. He is playing against lads from Monaghan. Mark English is running against Kenyans.“The GAA is visceral, it is blood and guts. Maybe it is part of our nature whereas running is somehow viewed as different but there is passion and excellence there too. “If someone is performing at that level, surely intellectually it has to be seen at a higher level than what the local lads are doing,” he said.FORGET GAA, ENGLISH IS GREATEST SPORTSMAN IN DONEGAL – KIERNAN was last modified: April 21st, 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:GAAJerry Kiernanmark englishMichael Murphylast_img read more

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