De la Hoya: I’d take McGregor in two

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “You know I’m competitive,” De La Hoya said on ‘Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew’, a daily digital radio show.“I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight. Two rounds. Just one more (fight). I’m calling him out. Two rounds, that’s all I need. That’s all I’m going to say.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneDe La Hoya flirted with the idea of a comeback in June 2015 only to rule it out a week later.The 1992 Olympic gold medallist, a 10-time world champion, was one of the loudest critics of McGregor’s foray into boxing earlier this year, when he lost a money-spinning duel with Floyd Mayweather. McGregor, 29, was knocked out in the 10th round of that fight, which De La Hoya derided as a “circus” and a “farce”.De La Hoya said he would only consider fighting McGregor under boxing rather than MMA rules.“Let’s get it straight: In the cage, he would freaking destroy me,” De La Hoya said. “Only in the ring.“I’ve been working out for the last five months. (My confidence) is how I feel now from my training. I don’t know what it is, but I’ll tell you now that I’ve never felt so good before in my life.” /cbbADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Former boxer Oscar Dela Hoya (left) and MMA fighter Conan McGregor. AFP FILESLOS ANGELES, United States — Retired boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya has said he would be ready to step back in the ring to face mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor.The 44-year-old fighter turned promoter, who has not fought since being battered to defeat by Manny Pacquiao in 2008, said he has been “secretly training” and is confident he could beat UFC champion McGregor.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Azkals held to draw View commentslast_img read more

Rondina tells Tigresses: ‘Don’t make me famous, make UST famous’

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “What Sisi did, she went down to her teammates level so they can reach her,” said Reyes in Filipino. “Sisi can’t do this by herself, and that’s what I’ve been reminding the team that we need six or eight players to contribute.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 University of Santo Tomas was on the brink of missing the Final Four for the second time in three years, but that was before its emotional leader stepped in.ADVERTISEMENT Cherry Rondina took it upon herself to assemble her team before the Golden Tigresses faced University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, and “Cherry Bomb” gave one direct order.“Before the game I talked to my teammates, actually I ordered them to assemble,” said Rondina in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I told them ‘don’t make me famous, don’t you make Sisi alone famous, I want the name of our school to be famous, to be the focus.’”And Rondina’s pre-game pep talk did the trick as UST snapped its five-game losing streak, upending the Lady Maroons in four sets, 19-25, 30-28, 25-20, 25-16. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Azkals begin buildup for biggest match yet View comments Rondina was still a force with 25 points but she got more than adequate support from rookie Milena Alessandrini, who finished with 20 points.The Golden Tigresses to 3-7 record as they remained in Final Four contention.Rondina, who averaged 19.7 points a game prior to facing UP, also took the high road instead of blaming her teammates for their woes she was the one who apologized for UST’s losses.“I was the one who apologized because I know that I’ve been playing badly for the past games,” said Rondina. “I said that we will come back and we just have to keep the faith.”Rondina’s humility also struck a chord with her head coach Kung Fu Reyes who praised his star for staying humble despite leading the team, and the league, in offensive output.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance

first_imgLATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Manchester native returned to the ring this year with two one-sided victories, and his passion for boxing appears to be rekindled.“I can walk around here, and I can talk as good as any man in the country,” Fury said. “But when it comes to a fight, it’s going to be a hell of a fight. Deontay Wilder: massive puncher. Me: skillful boxer. It’s going to be an epic night. This is a legacy fight … and after I win, he’s going to hire me as his publicist because I do believe I can promote Deontay Wilder back to being heavyweight champion of the world in no time. But there’s no shame in losing to me, because I am the greatest boxer of my generation and I can’t be beat, especially not by him.”Wilder has been the WBC heavyweight champion since January 2015, defending his belt seven times. The 32-year-old Alabama native has produced many spectacular knockouts in his career, including the finish of a stunning comeback victory over Luis Ortiz in his last fight in March, but Fury is his highest-profile opponent to date.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Moments later, the fighters had to be separated by their respective entourages and promoters during a prolonged group scuffle in which a podium was overturned.“You’re dealing with the baddest man on the planet,” Wilder said to Fury. “When I look over your body, I’m not going to have no mercy for you.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 6-foot-7 Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) will meet the 6-foot-9 Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 1. Their bout is one of the most important heavyweight matchups of recent years, and arguably the biggest U.S. heavyweight fight since Lennox Lewis’ victory over Mike Tyson in Memphis in 2002.Both fighters are making their U.S. pay-per-view debuts on Showtime, and both displayed plenty of mutual disdain at a theater across the street from Staples Center. Messi double helps Barcelona to 4-2 win at Tottenham Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 The loquacious Fury directed a long list of insults at Wilder before their physical clash on stage.“I’ve seen plenty of killers, and I know I’m not looking at one here,” Fury said. “But you’re looking at a Spartan.”The fighters also promoted the bout in London on Monday and in New York on Tuesday. Their trash-talking appeared to be a bit more tongue-in-cheek at their first two stops, but the clash got physical in LA, even if both fighters maintained a level of public respect.“He’s great for the heavyweight division,” Wilder said of Fury. “He’s charismatic. He can talk. I’ve got a great dancing partner. He’s fearless in the ring, and he’s got a background of boxing in his blood. It’s good that he’s from another country so you get to see different cultures, different personalities from the two of us. You’ve got one from America and you’ve got one from Great Britain. So that’s going to make it even more pleasurable for me when I knock him out.”Fury won three major heavyweight titles in November 2015 with a persuasive unanimous decision victory over Wladimir Klitschko, who had reigned atop the division for nearly a decade. But Fury lost all of his titles during a 31-month period of inactivity during which he tested positive for cocaine use and struggled with depression.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder face off, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, during a news conference in New York ahead of their heavyweight world championship boxing match in Los Angeles on Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)LOS ANGELES — Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again.The unbeaten stars’ news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday got physical when Wilder and Fury exchanged shoves after pushing their heads together during some nose-to-nose trash talk.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Matter cannot be solved without inmates’ help – Prisons Director

first_imgMurder of prisonerUnless inmates— who witnessed the beating to death of prisoner, Shaheed Ali, at the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on April 2— assist investigators, then it is highly unlikely that the culprit(s) will be held accountable for Ali’s murder.Over three months have elapsed since Ali, who was on remand on a murder charge, succumbed to injuries he received from beatings at the prison.Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels told <<>> on Saturday that at present, there has been no new development into the probe which commenced months ago.“So far, I don’t have any new information but I know we are still seeking to see any prisoner within there who may have information to come forward and speak. Even though we would take the necessary steps to protect the identity of whoever would give us information, persons will still have their hesitation,” Samuels said.However, he noted that although the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is spearheading this investigation, his office is still trying to assist; which can lead to the apprehension of the guilty person(s).Meanwhile, the GPF is yet to provide an update to the Prison Service on the results of its findings, which would most likely be provided when the probe concludes.However, Samuels noted that the investigation into Ali’s beatings and death is “active”.On April 2, 2019, Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown was in Bay One at the Lusignan Prison at about 22:58h when several other prisoners beat him following a dispute.The injured inmate was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted as a patient. He, however, died three days later.Just last month, one week after 23-year-old Samuel Little of Lot 1 Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, was remanded for breaking and entering and larceny, he was killed in the Lusignan Holding Bay by another inmate.Reports are that Little was involved in an argument with another male prisoner when he was struck with a piece of wood.Initially, he was treated at the prison infirmary but was rushed to GPHC because of the severity of his injuries.Dead: Shaheed Alilast_img read more

PPP to challenge President (ag) sitting in National Assembly

first_img…breaching explicit constitutional stricturesWith President David Granger away in Cuba seeking treatment for non-hodgkin lymphoma, the task of acting President has fallen to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. According to the parliamentary Opposition, however, Nagamootoo’s continued presence in the National Assembly is in violation of the constitution, and will not go unchallenged.On the final day of budget debates, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo zeroed in on the matter during his contribution to the debates. He cited Article 178 (4) of the Constitution, which states that any Minister performing the functions of the office ofOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeothe President has to vacate his seat during that period.“I believe the honourable Prime Minister is squatting in the House! It says, as part of our Constitution, ‘During any period when the Minister is performing the functions of the office of the President, his or her seat in the National Assembly shall be regarded as vacant,” Jagdeo said.Article 178 (4) goes on to state that the seat of the acting President “may be temporarily filled in accordance with any provision made under article 160 (3). At the expiration of the period, the person temporarily filling the seat shall vacate it, and the seat shall thereupon be resumed by the Minister.”The perusal of the estimates of Budget 2019 begins today. The Ministry of the Presidency is the first Ministry to be examined, followed by the Office of the Prime Minister. And Jagdeo made it clear that his party will not look the other way should Nagamootoo, who is a lawyer by profession, show up in the chambers.“In accordance with these provisions of the Constitution, we have had this Prime Minister come here over and over when he is acting as President, in violation ofPresident David Grangerour Constitution, squatting in the Parliament contrary to the practise of the past; and we have allowed this to happen,” Jagdeo said.“We plan, Mr Speaker, to raise this on Monday when we come to consider the estimates. His presence will not be missed in the House. I’m sure they can find another member of the APNU side to perform the functions (of Leader of Government business),” Jagdeo said.On Tuesday last, President Granger had left Guyana, accompanied by his wife Sandra Granger, for his second round of chemotherapy in Cuba, and Nagamootoo was sworn in as acting President.Prior to his departure from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), President Granger had revealed that he has to return for five successive cycles of treatment, and this was his second cycle.“I hope to return much more quickly than I did the first visit, because this is simply the administration of chemotherapy; so, presumably after the tests, which will be done today (Tuesday), I will have the chemotherapy and return by weekend,” the President had said.According to the Ministry of the Presidency, Granger will return to Cuba later thisPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoomonth for his third round of treatment. “I expect that by the start of the New Year, my progress, which has been gradual so far, will be sufficient to allow me to take on more duties,” he has said.The President and the First Lady first travelled to Cuba on October 30, 2018, for him to undergo medical tests after he complained of feeling unwell. It was later revealed that the Head of State was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system.last_img read more

Time for France to show world-class pedigree

first_imgHaving steered France to the cusp of Euro 2016 glory, Deschamps watched in dismay as Portugal punished France in extra-time at the Stade de France.Two years on, France arrive in Russia with high hopes of young players like Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele although it remains to be seen whether those are sufficient when it comes to meeting the big guns of Germany, Spain, Brazil and Argentina in the later stages.France forward Kylian Mbappe trains with the squad in Russia © AFP / FRANCK FIFE“You don’t win competitions on talent alone,” 1998 World Cup winner Christope Dugarry warned. “You win because you’ve got the right mentality.”Fluffing their lines against Group C minnows Australia at the Kazan Arena would be unthinkable for most French fans, although the Socceroos — who have talked up how they will fight tooth and nail to get a result — have pledged to provide the first hurdle.“Come this France game we’re going to be ready, and giving ourselves opportunities to win this game,” warned Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan.“We can’t wait for Saturday.”Bold predictions aside, on paper France should breeze through a Group C which also features Peru and Denmark.Antoine Griezmann, who announced Thursday he was resisting advances from Barcelona and staying at Atletico Madrid, is one of the hottest properties in world football and, as he did at Euro 2016, is expected to shine in Russia.– Pogba’s time? –Two years after a disappointing Euro 2016, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could finally shine on the big stage, along with 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker Mbappe, who will be making his World Cup debut.In comparison, Australia coach Bert van Marwijk has yet to decide who will lead the Socceroos’ attack, with former A-League reject Andrew Nabbout appearing to be leading the race ahead of Tomi Juric, who plays for Swiss side Lucerne.The Aussies’ defensive game, a top priority for Van Marwijk since he was parachuted in to replace Ange Postecoglou in January, is still a work in progress.Australia have few big name stars, but Nabbout insists the gulf in class is not an issue.France midfielder Paul Pogba has a chance to shine at the World Cup in Russia after a difficult season with Manchester United © AFP / FRANCK FIFE“We’ve got a job to do against France,” said Nabbout, who is now with J-League side Urawa Reds.“We’re aware of the big name players, the calibre they have. But we have a structure and a strategy, and if we execute that to the best of our ability then we can cause them some problems.”Australia defender Josh Risdon, who postponed his honeymoon after a call-up to Van Marwijk’s squad, admitted: “It’s going to be a tough one to kick off our campaign.”But he added: “The bigger the occasion, the tougher the opponent, the better we get up for the game.”Eight years on from an infamous France players’ strike in South Africa, from where striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home in disgrace after insulting then coach Raymond Domenech, Deschamps is in charge of a comparatively better behaved and respectful team.“The behaviour has been exceptional, they’re polite and respectful,” said French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet.“There’s been a clear change when you consider the unbelievable stuff that went on in 2010. It couldn’t have been worse.“Didier (Deschamps) has done everything to make sure the (squad) conditions are optimal.”It is now up to Deschamps’ young team to perform on the pitch.But success, says former World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu, won’t come easy.“A team of kids can’t win the World Cup,” he told So Foot magazine.“The guys have to get together and say: ‘We want to make history, this is our time, we’re going all the way!’.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France forward Antoine Griezmann (left) and midfielder Paul Pogba train in Russia © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 15 – The ego-driven problems of the past that saw France players go on strike at the 2010 World Cup are well and truly consigned to the past as the latest crop of Les Bleus target a repeat of their 1998 glory.But coach Didier Deschamps, who captained France to World Cup victory in Paris two decades ago, faces a dilemma on the eve of a campaign which begins with a potentially tricky opener against Australia on Saturday: making sure his wealth of young French talent live up to their heady reputation.last_img read more

Crash survivor carried to safety

first_imgA preliminary investigation showed that the Cessna 172 struck a tree and split in two, said National Civil Protection Director Roberto Velasquez. “It is miraculous that the girl could survive that impact,” he said. Rescuers spent two days combing the mountainous area before finding Francesca and the bodies of the three others Tuesday. But cold, wet weather prevented her immediate evacuation, and she was initially treated in a makeshift shelter. Michael Klein, 37, was the chief executive officer of Pacificor LLC, a Santa Barbara-based company that manages several hedge funds. He founded two companies in the 1990s before becoming president and CEO of eGroups Inc., which was the world’s largest group e-mail communication service. Yahoo Inc. purchased eGroups for $450million in August 2000 and it is now known as Yahoo Groups. Aviation authorities said the cause of the crash was not yet known, but Panama’s RPC radio reported that witnesses saw the plane flying at a very low altitude around noon Sunday amid buffeting winds. Michael Klein was on vacation with the two girls at an eco-resort he owns in the Central American nation, according to Kim Klein, his ex-wife and Talia’s mother.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“She lost consciousness, and she only remembers (the plane) falling into a cloud, and then she saw trees,” said Cattan, who is treating the girl. Cattan said the girl will probably remain hospitalized for at least a week. Francesca’s mother, father, uncle and sister came down from the United States to care for her. Earlier Wednesday, her mother, Valerie Lewis, told The Associated Press that her daughter could walk, but had apparently suffered a broken arm and hypothermia. “My husband spoke to her by phone this morning,” Lewis said. “She sounded good. She just said, `Hi, daddy. See you soon.”‘ Rescue workers struggled for five hours against heavy rains and high-altitude winds to carry Francesca by stretcher from the crash site to a spot where a helicopter could land, Chiriqui Civil Protection Director Armando Palacios told AP. DAVID, Panama – The sole survivor of a plane crash was reunited with her family Wednesday after rescue workers trekked for five hours to carry the 12-year-old American girl out of a remote mountain area, then airlifted her to a hospital. Francesca Lewis, wearing a neck brace and with one arm bandaged, met with her parents at a hospital in the town of David, capital of Chiriqui province. Michael Klein, a prominent California businessman, and his 13-year-old daughter, Talia – a friend of Francesca – were killed in Sunday’s crash near the jungle-flanked slopes of the Baru volcano, 270 miles west of the capital, Panama City. The Panamanian pilot, Edwin Lasso, 23, was also killed. Francesca was in stable condition at a private hospital with hypothermia, contusions and muscle injuries, and does not remember much about the crash, said Samuel Cattan, the doctor treating her. last_img

THE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR CELTIC THRASH ST MIRREN

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN PAISELY: Somehow I don’t think Celtic can go to the Nou Camp next week and hit Barcelona for five in the Champions League.But today’s 5-0 away win in Paisley against a decent St Mirren side will certainly do as a warm-up for Tuesday’s glamour clash with the Catalonians.Gary Hooper bundled in the 15th-minute opener after being left unmarked and St Mirren’s ‘keeper Craig Samson fumbled three minutes later to allow the impressive Efe Ambrose to volley the second. The brilliant Victor Wanyama’s half-volley in the 32nd minute and a 25-yarder six minutes later had the Hoops four goals ahead by half-time.The home side did tighten up in the second half but it was purely a damage limitation exercise and when Tony Watt headed in five minutes from time, it completed a job well done by Neil Lennon’s side.A great solid performance by Celtic in the end, having 25 shots at the St Mirren goal over the 90 minutes.We’d settle for a couple of those against Barca, where a good few of the Donegal Hoops fans will be spending midweek. Meanwhile Neil Lennon has denied reports that Hooper may be on his way to Anfield.Speculation yesterday was that the Englishman is wanted by Liverpool.But Lennon has dismissed the speculation out of hand. THE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR CELTIC THRASH ST MIRREN was last modified: October 20th, 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:celtic fcTHE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR CELTIC THRASH ST MIRRENlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-14 GIRLS DO THEIR CLUB PROUD

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA U14 GirlsTHE management of St Eunan’s U-14 girls squad has paid tribute to them for their dedication this year after losing the county final in cruel circumstances at the weekend.The girls led throughout the final against Moville, only to lose by a point to a goal scored six minutes into injury time.Manager Decky O’Donnell with coaches Greg Harkin, Eimhear Bradley and Liam McCann however say there was certainly no lost pride in the efforts of the girls who put in a fanstastic display before losing out by 6-01 to 3-09. “The girls have been brilliant all year and I didn’t want that to pass without acknowledging the tremendous efforts of every member of the squad,” said Decky.“I hope to see all the girls back next year for the U-14s and U-16s. Every one of them played for their club with pride this year and we’re all very very proud of them.”The girls had their annual end of season meal at the Mount Errigal Hotel after the game – where their biggest supporters, Cathal, Thomas, Noel and Niamh joined in the craic.     GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-14 GIRLS DO THEIR CLUB PROUD was last modified: September 16th, 2013 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:St Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

ROBBED DONEGAL PENSIONER TELLS PRIME TIME: ‘I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIEVES SHOT’

first_imgA CO Donegal pensioner robbed for the second time in two months went on national TV tonight to tell the thugs who attacked her: “I’d love to see them shot.”Phyllis McGee, 78, spoke to RTE’s Prime Time, telling presenter Miriam O’Callaghan how thugs broke into her home after she got home from Mass last Saturday night.Speaking for the first time about the incident Miss McGee told how gang members threw her to the ground a number of times. “They threw me to the ground and every time I tried to get up they threw me down again,” said the pensioner, attacked at her home outside Pettigo.Miss McGee is one of at least 12 pensioner victims of thieves in Co Donegal in just ten days.“I was just getting over the last time when I was attacked on November 16th. I was shaking,” she told the programme.“I’d love to see them lying dead and I would have enjoyed seeing them being shot and lying dead there because I was in that bad of a mood after it.” She said she feared the gang returning to her home.“It might be next year and it might be tonight, we just don’t know,” she said.Lawrence McManus, from the local community alert group, said he had been assured that the Garda station in Pettigo would re-open.He told the programme that rural communities were living in fear, insisting: “The attack on Phyllis was an attack on the whole community.”Michael Chance from the IFA said “Donegal has gone crazy” after the recent attacks. Senior Gardai told Donegal Daily today that all efforts are being made to catch those responsible.In many of the cases they are liaising with the PSNI in the North.ROBBED DONEGAL PENSIONER TELLS PRIME TIME: ‘I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIEVES SHOT’ was last modified: January 15th, 2013 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:Pettigoprime timeROBBED DONEGAL PENSIONER TELLS PRIME TIME: ‘I WON’T LEAVE MY HOME’ROBBED DONEGAL PENSIONER TELLS PRIME TIME: ‘I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIEVES SHOT’RTElast_img read more