Davis optimistic despite debut loss with TNT

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The 23-year-old forward out of Pepperdine, to his credit, arrived on Thursday morning forcing him to complete all the requirements for an import to play in the PBA.Davis, who arrived in the Philippines at around 6 am, raced to TNT’s practice in Ateneo and had to squeeze in a medical exam and get his measurements at the PBA office all in one day.“I’m just trying to get used to how the guys play here, but personally I feel good, I feel fine, a little banged up here and there, but nothing I can’t get over.”Davis hopes to get his first win in the PBA on Sunday when TNT takes on Alaska at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Ex-NBA Warriors guard Young arrested in Hollywood – reports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davis, however, still kept a positive outlook for things to come.“I think that we did a good job playing as a team especially with me only having one practice,” said Davis, who replaced the beleaguered Mike Glover after just one game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I think this is something we can build off of. I think if that was the start that we had, losing a close game like that, that‘s a positive thing to look at as you brought in a new member.”Davis finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds but struggled mightily with his shooting, converting on a 9-of-26 clip from the field. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A loss greeted Stacy Davis in his first appearance in the PBA after TNT fell to Blackwater Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

John Louis Dennis, III Dies

first_imgMr. John Louis Dennis, III, former Director of the Audio-Visual Bureau, Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) has died. He was 84.Mr. Dennis died on Saturday, April 23, at the Benson Clinic in Paynesville, near Monrovia, following a brief illness. Born in Greenville, Sinoe County, on February 26, 1932, young Dennis was brought to Monrovia at the age of 10 and never returned. He resided in Kakata, Margibi County with his uncle, Mr. C.T.H. Dennis and later entered the College of West Africa in Monrovia, where he completed high school. John Dennis was trained as a photographer and graphic artist and joined the then Liberia Information Service (LIS), which later became the Department of Information (DICA). At LIS, Dennis worked closely with the eminent American photographer Griff Davis. Upon the accession of Dr. William R. Tolbert as President of Liberia following the death of President W.V.S. Tubman, DICA became the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT). Throughout the years since its founding in the early 1960s, the Audio Visual Bureau, under John Dennis’ leadership, ran Information’s Visual Arts, Broadcasting and Recording, Still Photo, Printing and Television Divisions. Along with the Press and Publications Division under the leadership of Mr. Chauncey Cooper and later T. Minors Kla Williams, Kenneth Y. Best and Johnny A. McClain, John Dennis’ Audio Visual Division was one of the most productive areas at Information. The other major area of production at Information was the Bureau of Culture, under the leadership of Deputy Ministers Bai T. Moore and Oscar Norman, with the assistance of Jangaba Johnson and Madam Wilhelmina Dukuly. During the early 1960s when most African nations were attaining their independence from European colonial powers, President W.V.S. Tubman regularly welcomed the new African leaders to Monrovia, and it was the Audio Visual Bureau, under John Dennis’ leadership that produced the very large photographs and paintings of these African leaders for placards mounted throughout the streets of Monrovia and at the Roberts International Airport, then called Robertsfield.Many times when announcements came late that the next day the nation was to receive an important international visitor, it was the Audio Visual Bureau that worked around the clock to get the flags, photographs, paintings and buntings (decorations, garlands) ready by morning for Monrovia and the entire nation to receive the distinguished visitors.Beginning in 1959 when the Sanniquelli Conference became the forerunner to the Organization of African Union (OAU, now African Union – AU), followed by the Monrovia Conference (1962), the Audio Visual Bureau along with other Bureaus at Information worked around the clock to provide the artistic, photographic, press, radio and film support for these events. One old Information employee in the 1960s, on learning of Mr. Dennis’ passing, reflected that “During John Dennis’ days, under the leadership of E. Reginald Townsend, T. Nelson Williams, Bai T. Moore, G. Henry Andrews, Chauncy Cooper and a few others, Information was Information.”Among John Dennis’ close associates in the Audio Visual Bureau were highly talented artists including John Thompson, Caesar Harris and Cecil Phillips, all of whom predeceased him. It was Caesar Harris who produced the mural of the Liberian flag at the Unity Conference Center, which still stands there today as a landmark.In the Liberian cultural and artistic arena, John Louis Dennis was a contemporary of R. Vanjah Richards, who served for many years as President of the Liberian Arts Council, of which John was a member.Socially, John Dennis was a founding member in the late 1950 to early 1960s of Crowd 18, a group of prominent young men and their wives. Some of Crowd 18 surviving members are Counselor George Henries, CEO of the Henries Law Firm, Aaron Milton, head of Milton and Richards Architects and Engineers, E. Sumo Jones, former Liberian Ambassador to Guinea, Alexander Brewer, Elfric K. Porte and Arthur Padmore, former Managing Director of Liberia Amusements Limited, now a retired insurance executive in the United States. Survivors of Mr. John Louis Dennis include his five children Mrs. Shirley Dennis Somah; Derrick; Nathaniel; John Louis IV; Mrs. Sophie Mae Dennis Neal; first cousins Mrs. Rosaline Dennis Cooper; Mrs. Williette Porte; C.T.H. (Chacha), Grandville, Maima and Janadie Dennis; many other relatives and friends; and the Crowd 18 Survivors. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UGSS calls for rebate for poorly executed graduation

first_imgA much-anticipated momentous occasion for hundreds of students quickly went downhill after the administration of the University of Guyana opted for a venue change for the larger of two segments of the 51st Convocation Ceremony on Saturday last.Relatives of graduating students were left standing in the Sophia compoundThis decision resulted in over 1200 graduands being cramped into the auditorium of the Sophia Exhibition Centre, while a great number of their family members and loved ones were left exposed to the elements.Ironically, the reason behind shifting the ceremony from the university’s Turkeyen Campus was to avoid having anyone connected in any way to the convocation ceremony having to be left out in the first place.Amidst the unbecoming conditions, students took to social media even as the ceremony was underway to express their displeasures over the unpleasant situation which plagued their graduation day.Topping the list of grievances aired on the various online platforms was the poor accommodation put in place for the relatives of the graduating students.Added to that, many relayed concerns over the disorganisation in regard to seating arrangements of the graduands, which hindered the smooth flow of the ceremony.Some of the other issues raised concerned poor ventilation and disruption in audio during the proceeding.In fact, some even expressed an opinion that the mere decision to stage the ceremony at the Sophia Centre was by virtue a disgraceful send off for students who have undergone significant expenses to pursue a tertiary education at the institution.In her public outburst, a Social Sciences graduate highlighted that her family members were visiting from overseas particularly to be a part of the occasion. However, they were unable to share in her accomplishment as she ascended the stage, given that they were tucked away in the compound. Being locked out of the graduation ceremony, and faced with a sudden downpour, the foreign relatives were left with no choice but to pack up and leave.In light of all that had occurred, the University of Guyana’s Student Society (UGSS) on Monday announced that they have approached the institution’s administration, presenting a list of recommendations to correct the deplorable outcomes of their graduation, which was hosted over the weekend.This was after numerous complaints had reached the body, both from members of the UGSS and from representatives of the faculty, despite the grand preparations advertised by the UG administration for the staging of this year’s Convocation.Among the suggestions offered by the student representative body was that there should be an immediate apology issued to the affected students and their families by means of electronic notice board, notice boards on campuses, schools and centres, and in the public press.The UGSS is also calling for a refund of portion of the money invested by the students for their graduation packages.The society estimates that at least sixteen million dollars ($16,000,000) were available from student graduation fees for coordination, facilities and other peripherals connected to the convocation. Recognising the efforts of the University to introduce new features, the Executive stated: “notwithstanding this, we submit that both a justice perspective and service perspective require some consolation to the affected students, even as we work harder to ensure future convocations meet the standards imagined now”.Moreover, the final suggestion put forth by the UGSS was the establishment of a permanent Convocation Committee, which will function as a sub-committee of the Academic Board, to consist of representatives from academic and support staff, students’ society, guild of graduates, and each faculty’s graduating class. This, they highlighted, can help to prevent future recurrences of such appalling outcomes.With criticisms still pouring in following what was dubbed the “disgraceful” Sophia graduation, the University of Guyana’s Tain Campus in Berbice is set to host its Convocation, when more than 200 students will graduate on November 18. As such, the public will be closely looking on with high expectations of the institute correcting its recent mistakes.last_img read more

Seven Blizzard Bike Club riders take part in Terry Stone Memorial

first_imgRiders from the Blizzard Bike Club were in Hudson’s Hope yesterday for the Terry Stone Memorial race. Seven riders participated, and crossing the line first after the 40 kilometre distance was completed was Tate Haugan in 1:04:55.Staying within striking distance was Irvin Tang as he was second in 1:05:26, and third went to Chris Haugan with a time of 1:07:31.Fourth place went to George Gamble at 1:14:16, and fifth was Sam Keats as he completed the race in 1:21:34.- Advertisement -Two riders took part in a 20 kilometre modified race. Gord Harris had a time of 39:43, and Pat Ferris finished in 46:34.last_img read more

School buses cancelled in Dawson for Feb 2

first_imgSchool District 59 in the South Peace has cancelled all school buses in Dawson Creek.Buses have been cancelled because of drifting snow in the South Peace. The Parkhill/Tremblay shuttle will run in town.Buses are running are running like normal in Chetwynd and the North Peace. – Advertisement –last_img

Boxing Etc.

first_imgThe anticipation that will surround next Saturday’s super bantamweight title fight between champion Israel Vazquez and challenger Rafael Marquez at Home Depot Center in Carson should be tremendous. But the main undercard fight between flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan and challenger Victor Burgos could provide some added punch to the card. Darchinyan, at 27-0 with 21 knockouts, is a very hard puncher. But judging by Burgos’ comments during a Thursday conference call, he is not intimidated. “He is the one that should be worried after the second or third round when he figures out that he is not hurting me with his punches,” said Burgos, of Mexico. “I have been in wars in the ring. He has never been in a real war in the ring like I have been with big fighters.” Burgos, 32, is 39-14-3 with 23 knockouts. Darchinyan, 31, was born in Armenia but lives in Sydney, Australia. Showtime will televise. … Edison Miranda, the hard-hitting middleweight from Colombia, will take part in the main undercard fight to the Miguel Cotto-Oktay Urkal welterweight championship next Saturday in Puerto Rico. Miranda, 27-1 with 24 knockouts, will take on Allen Green (23-0, 16 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Miranda is ranked as high as No. 1 by the International Boxing Federation. Green, of Tulsa, Okla., is ranked No. 3 by the World Boxing Organization as a super middleweight. HBO will televise. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Lodi man convicted

first_imgThe verdicts against Hamid Hayat were a victory for the Justice Department, which has faced a series of missteps involving terrorism-related cases nationwide. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales issued a statement praising the verdicts, saying Hamid Hayat “supported and trained with our terrorist enemies in pursuit of his goal of violent jihad.” He said the case was part of the government’s effort to “detect, disrupt and prevent terrorist acts.” Defense attorneys tried to persuade jurors that they should acquit the father and son because the government had provided no clear evidence that the younger man had attended a terrorist training camp. But prosecutors had characterized their case against the Hayats as pre-emptive. “This case is important because it shows that we can prevent further acts of terrorism by winning convictions against those who would plot deadly acts against our citizens before they can act,” U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said during a news conference after the verdicts. He said the investigation into potential terrorism activities in Lodi was continuing and would not rule out further charges. The case initially generated widespread interest because it raised concerns about a potential terrorist cell centered in the wine-producing region about 35 miles south of the state capital. But the government presented no evidence of a terrorism network during the nine-week trial. The case instead centered on videotaped confessions the men gave to FBI agents and a government informant who secretly recorded hundreds of hours of conversations but whose credibility was challenged by the defense. Prosecutors described Hamid Hayat as having “a jihadi heart and a jihadi mind,” who returned from a two-year visit to Pakistan intent on carrying out attacks. Defense attorneys’ biggest hurdle was trying to persuade jurors to discount the men’s videotaped confessions. The trial is the result of what the government initially thought might be a much larger case. Its investigation into Lodi’s 2,500-member Pakistani community began after agents received a tip in 2001 that Lodi-area businesses were sending money to terrorist groups abroad. Hamid Hayat’s sentencing was scheduled for July 14. Scott, the U.S. attorney, said he faces a minimum of 30 years in prison with his conviction on all counts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a 23-year-old Lodi man of supporting terrorists by attending an al-Qaida training camp in Pakistan three years ago. Hamid Hayat, a seasonal produce worker in the agricultural town south of Sacramento, was convicted of one count of providing material support to terrorists by attending the camp and three counts of lying about it to FBI agents. The defendant, who has a sixth-grade education, stood with his head bowed and arms crossed as the jury departed after the verdicts were read. He patted his attorney, Wazhma Mojaddidi, on the shoulder before he was led away. Afterward, Mojaddidi said she would file a motion seeking a new trial. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“I am obviously devastated and disappointed,” she said. “I believe they are wrong in their decision. Hamid Hayat never attended a terrorist training camp. This fight is not over. “There were outside influences that affected their decision (but) I am not prepared to elaborate at this time. An innocent man has been charged and found guilty.” The verdicts came hours after a separate jury hearing a case against the man’s father deadlocked, forcing U.S. District Court Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to declare a mistrial. The father, 48-year-old ice cream truck driver Umer Hayat, is charged with two counts of lying to the FBI about his son’s involvement in the training camp. Defense attorneys and prosecutors will meet in court May 5 to decide whether he should be retried. Both men are U.S. citizens and stood trial in U.S. District Court before separate juries. They have been in custody since their arrests last June. last_img read more

BROTHER OF DOUBLE-KILLER GALLAGHER CLAIMS HE WILL STRIKE AGAIN

first_imgJohn Gallagher leaving an earlier sitting at Letterkenny court. (North West Newspix)A brother of notorious double-killer John Gallagher has warned it is only a matter of time before he takes another life – and he fears it could be his.Donal Gallagher spoke out against his sibling after a bitter court feud between the pair ended this week.Donal was forced to pay compensation and was bound to the peace after being found guilty of criminal damage against the killer. Donal Gallagher leaving an earlier sitting at Letterkenny courtBut he claims he was provoked into reacting to his brother’s taunts.Builder Donal, 52, says he has been forced to put in CCTV and a hi-tech security system in his home outside Strabane because he knows the day will come when his killer brother will call to his home.He told the Irish Sun newspaper “I am not a betting man but I will put any money that he kills again. A leopard does not change its spots.“He will kill again and I’m trying to make sure that I’m not the one at the end of it when he does.” Donal claims his brother, who shot his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Anne Gillespie, and her mother Annie, 51, in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital in 1988, is stalking him.John Gallagher was tried for murder but was found to be insane.He escaped from Dundrum Central Mental Hospital and fled to England where he lived for twelve years before moving to Strabane in Co Tyrone.He then sensationally handed himself into authorities at Dundrum Mental Hospital in May 2012 but was released again just over a month later.Donal Gallagher claims his life has been a living hell since his brother’s return to Strabane – just a mile across the border where the family were raised in Lifford. He says he was forced to install an elaborate CCTV and security system at his home because of his fears that John will come for him.“I know what he is capable of. I have seen him rip our family apart. He is not intelligent but he is cunning and he is devious.“He wil stop at nothing to get his own way. We have already seen what he is capable of. When he killed those women in Sligo, that was premeditated.“He took my father’s gun and he drove to Sligo and blew them away. He could have killed others only for the gun jammed. “I have cameras all around my house and I am ready if he ever does call here. He is not stupid enough to be caught near my house but I know he has been closely.“When I go into Lifford or into Strabane, he tries to provoke me. He follows me and films me. He tries to make me freak out,” said Donal Gallagher from his home.The two brothers appeared in court this week as tensions mount between the family over their late father’s estate in Lifford.Josie Gallagher had built up a large sand and gravel business in the border town before he died eight years ago.Since his death a bitter family feud has seen the siblings split and go their separate ways.The two brothers ended up in Falcarragh District Court this week as Donal, 52, was charged with criminal damage at Main Street in Lifford on October 27, 2012.Double killer John Gallagher, the only witness in the case, told Judge Paul Kelly that he had been travelling to Lifford to do some shopping his mother when he observed his brother travelling in a silver Vauxhall Vectra car behind him.He claimed he had been subjected to a campaign of intimidation by his brother and was in fear of him so decided to change his route.CCTV taken from a camera in John Gallagher’s van was used in evidence in the case and showed his brother Donal getting out of his car and picking up a rock before throwing it towards the windscreen “with brutal force”.Donal Gallagher, told the court that on the date in question, he went across road to find stick to defend himself from John as he was in fear of him but could only find a stone.He said he lived in fear of his brother John and outlined an incident where his brother Frances called him to the house.On that occasion, Donal claimed that John had said to his siblings that he’d make “Sligo look like a drizzle compared to what he’d do to us.”The court heard that there had been rising tension in the family since the death of the father and their late brother Francis.The question of the administration of their late father’s will was also causing tension, the court heard.Judge Paul Kelly said that it was clear that the unfortunate history between both brothers had given rise to this situation. He said there was tension between parties to say the very least.He bound Donal Gallagher to the peace for twelve months on his own bond of €500 and ordered him to pay €521 for the repair of John Gallagher’s van window was also ordered.Donal told the Irish Sun he regrets attacking his brother’s van but said he was left with no option.“He set me up. I’ve no question about it. He knew exactly what he was doing and I’m just sorry that I fell for it. I’ll put my hands up – he got me and I fell for it,” he said.Donal claims John’s only interest now is to get his hands on ALL of his father’s estate and to cut out his other siblings.He said his late father, who passed away eight years ago, would be turning in his grave if he knew what was going out.“He was a hugely respected man who built up a great business from nothing. And he helped out so many people who had very little back in the day.But Donal added “I’ve every bit as much right to my father’s estate as he has – more in fact. He done nothing to help my father growing up.“The rest of us all helped out but all he was interested in was messing about in cars.“I only want what I feel we are entitled to but he is making sure that he turns our mother against us.“I will be happy enough if the entire estate is eventually divided up equally when it comes to it,” he added.Donal says he is so frustrated, frightened and fed-up with the feuding that he is now considering moving to England.“I will not give up on my right to part of my father’s estate but I am sick of all this.“My youngest son is 17 and when he gets older I would consider moving to England to get away from all this.“I have three children doing well for themselves. I am glad they moved away and are not part of all this.“My wife is very strong but she knows how much this has hurt me.“He has already destroyed one family but I will not let him destroy another,” he added.BROTHER OF DOUBLE-KILLER GALLAGHER CLAIMS HE WILL STRIKE AGAIN was last modified: October 25th, 2015 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:Donal GallagherdonegalJohn GallagherkillerLiffordstrabanelast_img read more

UNIQUE COACHING INITIATIVE TO SPREAD WORK OF THE GAA

first_imgA unique coaching initiative is hoping to spread the word of the GAA in communities not normally associated with the association. The programme, which will be undertaken by Letterkenny’s St Eunan’s, hopes to employ four coaches to work with children from non-traditional GAA backgrounds in an area from Cresslough to Newtowncunningham.The club have been enabled to start the programme thanks to funding from Donegal County Development Board’s Peace and Reconciliation Partnership.The coaches will go to schools and clubs to encourage young people who have never tried playing Gaelic games to get involved.Funded under the PEACE III Programme, it will also host workshops in areas of culture, nutrition and community building topics. Further details on the work of the programme are available on www.donegalcdb.ie/peaceiii Speaking at the announcement JoAnne Kilmartin, Project Development Officer with the Peace and Reconciliation Partnership said they were delighted to support this initiative.“It is great to see young people from all parts of our community coming together through sport. We look forward to seeing more and more people from different backgrounds getting involved in sport,” said Ms Kilmartin.The initiative is set to start in August with 4 coaches being appointed for a period of 11 months. They will work with schools and clubs in the catchment area serving the secondary schools in Letterkenny.This means that schools in Cresslough, Termon, Glenswilly and Newtowncunningham can benefit from the coaching programme at no cost. This will encourage young people to try football or hurling and see if it is for them.Club Chairman Paul Carr commented ‘I have been involved in sport since I was a child and see the huge benefit it has brought to me personally and to our local community.“This programme will allow us to get more people involved and to challenge the traditional thinking that GAA is for some people only. I am really excited about the courses that will be run and confident that it will make a real difference for individual children and also achieve a more integrated society’.Further details of this initiative can be seen on the website www.steunansgaa.com. UNIQUE COACHING INITIATIVE TO SPREAD WORK OF THE GAA was last modified: June 21st, 2012 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:Donegal County Development BoardGAASt Eunanslast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: JACK PATTON FOLLOWING IN HIS DAD’S FOOTSTEPS AT BARNHILL

first_imgLetterkenny Golf NewsJACK FOLLOWING IN DAD’s FOOTSTEPS!Playing in the worst of the week’s inclement weather, it was single figure handicapper Kevin Hannigan [7] who had the fog lights on in Wednesday 12th Open, mastering the dull conditions with a modest return of 36pts to take top spot. Following a bogey at 1st with a birdie at 2nd, a disappointing double bogey at ninth had given him only 18pts on the turn and, despite a steady back nine until another double bogey at 17th, Kevin’s answer of a birdie at 18th saw him through on B.O.T. Relegated to second place on that b.o.t. was Greg Sullivan [16] whose double bogey/bogey on the final two holes cost him top spot.Saturday 15th Open, played in eerie calm, crisp, autumn-like conditions was won by Peter Dobson [9] whose birdie at 4th had him one under par until the 8th hole where back to back bogeys left him one over par gross [37 shots], and an even better back nine of one under par [35 shots] due to a birdie at 18th, gave Peter an aggregate of 44pts which left the field stranded and give him a deserved top spot on the rostrum. In runner-up spot was an ever present to the mild winter winners’ enclosure, Peter Mc Ginty [19], a player who will no doubt be considered for certain club teams in 2015. Despite two double bogeys on front nine offset with a birdie at 8th, an unfortunate “blank” at 11th and triple bogey at the par four 17th allowed his namesake an easy win.Sunday 16th confined competition was won in magnificent golfing fashion by one of the club’s most prominent junior members, Jack Patton [5]. Proving that he really could be a star of the future, Jack’s card was one that most golfer’s could only dream about for, Faldoesque style, reminicient of the great man’s final round in his British Open win, Jack, with the help of birdies at the par three 5th and the “shortish” 10th hole, was two shots under par gross playing the par five 18th where a “lasy” shot cost him a bogey six to finish on 71 gross shots and 41 stableford points. Congratulations to Jack on a wonderful round of golf! Not forgetting the runner-up, it was Clifford Malone [7] who was closest with a great outward nine of level par gross, with a bogey at 4th cancelled out with a birdie at 8th, but an unfortunate lapse in concentration on the back nine allowed for a return of only 38pts which I am sure will disappoint Clifford.TURKEY TROT: There will be a confined 11 [eleven] hole “Turkey Trot” competition every day from Monday-Friday [incl.]. Entry fee @ €3.00. Re-entry anytime @ €3.00. Tee-off from 1st hole only.CAT 4 Monday competition members are urged to place their names on the sheet provided in the locker room to enter the competition for the Christmas Hamper, generously donated by cat 4 co-ordinator Gerry O’ Sullivan. It would be a shame to have to cancel this competition for lack of numbers after all that Gerry has done for cat 4 throughout the year.Unfortunately, it is coming near that time of year when the dreaded winter “mats” will need to be introduced. We have been very lucky so far, due to the magnificent condition that our greenkeepers have kept our course, but in order to keep it as “healthy” as possible, mats will be used as soon as necessary in the forthcoming days. As usual, the date for the cessation of the use of mats will be, weather permitting, St. Patrick’s Day Open 2015.Congratulations to Letterkenny Golf Club members Eamonn Davis, Barry Ramsay and Finnian O” Doherty on their prizewinning scores in the NWGA on Ballyliffin’s Glashedy course on Saturday last.Congratulations also to club member Conor Mc Gettigan on the opening of his new business venture, Mc Gettigan’s Gala, at Station R’bout, Letterkenny. [bottom of Port Rd.]The ever popular “golfers’ fry” will be on the menu every day! Winter Golf“Golfers lose hundreds of strokes in a season by trying to save the situation through miracle shots which rarely come off. I’ve seen golfers who were not very good at simple chip shots trying to play strokes that the best could not get away with. That is what I call “Kidding Yourself.”HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?Letterkenny Golf Club’s newly launched Online Lotto’s second draw took place on Wednesday 12th and, although there was no Jackpot winner, two lotto members who smiled happily were Eamonn Davis & Kevin Roache, winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries at 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com and follow the prompts. GOLF NEWS: JACK PATTON FOLLOWING IN HIS DAD’S FOOTSTEPS AT BARNHILL was last modified: November 18th, 2014 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:BarnhillgolfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more