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We’ll do the country proud, says Meninga

first_imgIn addition to there being one referee and no seventh tackle restart rule, there is also no sin-bin ruling for punching unlike the NRL where 10 minutes on the sidelines are obligatory when the fists start to fly.Meninga made it clear when he named his Four Nations squad that players of good characters are a necessity.Andrew Fifita, Greg Bird and Semi Radradra were not considered due to off-field incidents this year.Although he fully expects his players not to take a backward step during their matches against Scotland, New Zealand and England, Meninga wants to win the Four Nations with a team that shows Australia in a positive light.”The player that plays for their country has to be worthy of wearing an Australia jersey,” Meninga told AAP.”You have to be an ambassador and a role model. It’s a privilege to wear the Australian jumper and shouldn’t be taken lightly.”You carry an expectation and responsibility with that, not only off-field but on-field as well.”I want my players to hold their heads high, love the game and have a fair bit of humility when they play. It’s something I think is really important.”Although 24-hour news cycles and social media now put high-profile sports stars under the microscope when they step out of line, Meninga said it shouldn’t be used as an excuse for poor behaviour.”That’s their normal life now, it’s something the modern generation of players have got used to,” he said.”They accept it, take it on the chin and keep doing the things they do well.”last_img read more

The list of duties of the Barça squad during the coronavirus crisis

first_imgThe duration can not exceed one hour in any case and must be alternated with strength training. In principle, three days a week it is recommended to practice a fartlek circuit and two more a session in the gym with dumbbells. The other two days of the week, they will be rest and rest.With fartlek workouts, you basically look for three things for the duration of the confinement period: maintaining aerobic capacity, managing your breathing at fast paces, and getting used to changes of pace.This will be the work plan of the players, who also have to monitor the diet in a very special way, following the advice of nutritionists, with the intake of special shakes before work sessions, to reduce muscle fatigue and injuries, in addition to having a diet based on carbohydrates and proteins.In the case of injured players, they will continue with their recovery plan, although it will be somewhat conditioned, as they will have to follow the guidelines from home and under the supervision of a recuperator. The FC Barcelona players left the Ciutat Esportiva on Friday with a detailed work plan under their arms drawn up by the physical trainers. The priority objective is that footballers do not lose physical conditioning, bearing in mind that they will spend no less than fifteen days outside the club’s sports facilities.In this work plan there are two basic sections that footballers will have to strictly follow. On the one hand, strength exercises, basically with dumbbells or gym equipment -Most soccer players are lucky to have a small gym at home to exercise- and on the other, the physical circuits. The one recommended in this case by the club is known as the fartlek circuit.The fartlek circuit (speed game in Swedish) consists of training that takes advantage of changes in pace and repetitive series. With the changes in rhythm, the body and mind are sought to adapt to recovery and effort, while with the series, the objective is to seek speed and performance.To do a fartlek training you only need an open space of a minimum size. In the work plan given to the soccer players it is detailed that they can carry it out even in the garden of their houses, so they do not even need to leave the residence. They will start with a five-minute warm-up, circling the circuit at a moderate pace. Subsequently, they will work using different combinations of speeds (by time or distance) with a duration between fifteen to thirty minutes. And finally, one more lap of calm at a slow pace of five minutes.last_img read more

‘Sky is the limit’ for this batch of Batang Gilas

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Kai Sotto juggles basketball, studies during Batang Gilas’ Fiba Asia stint Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “This is the start. This is just the beginning. Seven, eight years from now they’ll be in the elite,” said Reyes.“Sky is the limit. The future is very promising for this group.”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 crownAnd when speaking about potential, it’s impossible not to single out the 7-foot-1 Kai Sotto, who was the driving force behind the young Filipinos’ campaign in the recently-concluded Fiba Under-16 Asian Championship in Foshan, China.Sotto averaged 16.8 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, propelling the Philippines to a fourth-place finish. LATEST STORIES 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 Batang Gilas’ next stop is the Fiba Under-17 Basketball World Cup in Argentina two months from now.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Batang Gilas gets grand welcome Tuesday night.National team coach Chot Reyes believes the latest batch of Batang Gilas will go a long way.Reyes also said the team’s recent success is just the start of its journey to becoming a member of the men’s squad.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

FAO Rep Presents Credential and Signs Livestock Development Project Document

first_imgThe new Country Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) assigned to Liberia, Marc Abdala, recently presented his Letter of Credence to Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.The new FAO Country Representative said he was in Liberia to join the Country Office team in working alongside the Government of Liberia (GoL) to fight hunger, poverty and malnutrition through the development of agriculture in its broad spectrum, youth empowerment and the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). He added that Liberia is a great country with hard working and committed people eager to take the nation to higher heights, especially in the areas of food security, fishery, forestry and support to rural women. He then pledged FAO’s continued collaboration with the government and people of Liberia in the New Year 2015.For his part, Foreign Minister Ngafuan recalled FAO’s enormous contributions to food security and agriculture, as well as the Organization’s current efforts, aimed at combating the Ebola virus.“You can be assured of stronger collaboration between FAO and the government during your tenure as head of mission of your Organization”, the Minister stated. He said the government and people of Liberia are grateful for “FAO’s assistance to the country in the days of crisis.” The Liberian Foreign Minister expressed concern over effects of Ebola on farmers and agriculture, adding the government will be looking forward to FAO’s increased support in the New Year and beyond.At the same time, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and FAO signed a two-year project document for the survey and characterization of livestock breeds in the country. The project, titled, “Survey and characterization of livestock breeds and their production systems in Liberia for the development of a National Strategy and Action Plan for animal genetic resources”, is worth USD 337,000.This proposal is to support the survey and characterization of the genetic resources of livestock (cattle, goats, sheep and pigs) in Liberia. In addition, this project will support the establishment of a National Strategy and Action Plan for the sector.Agriculture Minister Dr. Florence Chenoweth, speaking during the signing ceremony, lauded FAO for supporting the development of livestock in Liberia. She said the effort is in consonance with Government’s decentralization and capacity development across the country. Minister Chenoweth said the Ministry of Agriculture remains committed to the cordial working relationship subsisting between FAO and MoA.“The more we present ourselves as one group working together, the more it’s better for farmers and agriculture,” the Minister added.For his part, FAO’s Representative Mr. Abdala, reiterated the Organization’s desire to support a vibrant agricultural programme in line with FAO’s Country Programming Framework and the government’s priorities. He praised the people of Liberia “for achieving a lot and doing quite well in recent years. He then expressed confidence that the country will soon overcome the Ebola Virus Disease for a fresh start in 2015.A career agronomist, the newly FAO Representative has vast professional and working backgrounds in agriculture, agro chemistry, agriculture industry development and diplomacy. He joined FAO in 1998 and has served in several countries and portfolios, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, la Côte d’Ivoire, Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic as well as Ethiopia, where he worked with the African Union through the FAO Representation based in Addis Ababa in addressing food insecurity in the Horn of Africa. He is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Armed Forces Day Activities Released

first_imgThe Barclay Training Center (BTC) on UN Drive will on Tuesday, February 11, witness activities marking this year’s Armed Forces Day celebration.The event marks the 57th anniversary of the day, and 106th year of existence of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL); it dates back to 1908.Meanwhile, the chairman of the Governance Commission, Dr. Amos Sawyer, has been selected by the Ministry of National Defence (MOD) to serve as keynote speaker.The day’s activities will focus on the theme, “Enhancing the Capabilities of the AFL to Meet Contemporary Challenges;” it will also be marked by other activities that are intended to make the program a memorable one.A change of command ceremony will also be held, with the passing of an outgoing commander to an in-coming one; the presentation of the national colors will be involved.In her recent Annual Message, the Commander-In-Chief, (C-I-C) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, mentioned that come February 11, the AFL will be placed in the hands of Liberians, who will serve as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff respectively.The expected COS takes over from a veteran Nigerian commanding officer-in-charge, Major-General Suraj A. Abdurrahman.   Meanwhile, agencies of government expected to participate alongside the AFL in the celebration on Tuesday, February 11, will include the Liberian National Police, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, Liberia National Fire Service, members of the Executive Protection Service, the Drugs Enforcement Agency, National Scouts Association and other privately-owned security apparatus. Pre-celebration activities for the occasion will begin on Thursday, February 6, with a symposium at the Monrovia City Hall. “Interagency Cooperation: Fundamental Necessity for the Security of Liberia.” The symposium will also be addressed by Dr. Sawyer.On Friday, February 7, the army will hold a Jummat Service (a Moslem religious service) at the Gurley Street Mosque; it will be followed on Saturday with a clean-up campaign exercise and a medical outreach in the Township of West Point.The West Point activities will accordingly be climaxed with an all-female sporting fiesta between the AFL and the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN).  In addition, there will a mini knockout Olympic at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville, bringing face-to-face four football teams including the AFL, the Liberia Broadcasting System, the Liberia National Police, and the Police force of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).These activities will climax on Sunday, February 9, with a thanksgiving and intercessory prayer service at the Philadelphia Central Church on Tubman Boulevard in Cong Town.AFL’s Historical HighlightsAn Act of Legislature, passed February 6, 1908, established the Liberian Army under the name “Liberian Frontier Police Force.” A year later, the Act was amended and the army was renamed the Liberian Frontier Force with a total strength of only 600 officers and enlisted men, who wore short khaki trousers, red waistband, and caps, but no shoes. They were then commanded by foreigners, particularly British and Sierra Leonean officers.However, like the Constitution of Liberia itself, the idea to celebrate the Armed Forces Day was again borrowed from the United States of America (USA), where the then Secretary of Defence, Louise Johnson announced the creation of the day.Also, in 1954, Colonel Francis M. Dean (Liberian), then Assistant Chief of Staff responsible for intelligence (G-2), conceived the idea and recommended in his annual message that a single-day be set aside each year to be celebrated as the  Armed Forces Day.It was based on this that on January 26, 1957, the Liberian Legislature passed an Act, setting aside February 11 each year as Armed Forces Day; it did so in recognition of the “bravery and meritorious” service of troops that brought down the so-called, army mutiny on February 11, 1909.This Act further provides that past and present members of the Army, Navy (Coast Guard), and Air Force be also honoured on this day. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

North Pakaraima tournament kicks off in style

first_imgThirteen male and nine female teams are in contention for championship honours as the North Pakaraima Football Tournament 2018 kicked off on Sunday in Kato Village, Region Eight.This year’s tournament is historic since it is the first time that an official from Football Governing body FIFA is in attendance.Director, Vernon Masengio Omba made good on his promise to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs to visit Guyana during the competition to see firsthand the commitment made by the respective teams participating.During remarks at the opening ceremony Omba commended efforts being made by the Ministry, more so, the commitment by Minister within the Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, towards the development of football in the hinterland.“We are certainly moved by her love and passion for football and the personal sacrifice you have made in travelling great distances so you can play the game. You reached after walking about two to three days to get here that alone is to show how passionate you are for the game of football and I believe from now we will be behind you, behind the GFF and behind the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs,” he is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Omba is in Guyana witness the level of play at the grassroots level, challenges experienced and document same in an effort to help local teams receive further support from FIFA. He said he is returning to Zurich with a better understanding of the need to support Hinterland football.Minister within the ministry Valerie Garrido-Lowe, who is also the patron for Women’s Football in Guyana, expressed pleasure with the level of participation and commitment teams continue to show towards making the tournament a success.The minister emphasised the Ministry’s commitment towards the region’s football endeavours and amidst a loud applause, handed over the cheque to organisers.Minister Garrido-Lowe also acknowledged the contributions it continues to receive from the Guyana Football Federation led by Wayne Forde. The minister remarked that since GFF President, Wayne Forde, came into office the ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and GFF have formed a partnership with the aim of developing hinterland talent so that the national team can be truly reflective of what a national team should look like.Meanwhile, Forde who accompanied the FIFA Director said: “the GFF has a mandate to develop football and the time is right, the time is now to make a meaningful contribution into the work that you have been doing over all these years”.Chronicling his experience in the Pakaraimas, Forde said he has a greater appreciation for players following an adventurous journey from Paramakatoi to Kato after the vehicle in which his team was travelling broke down halfway into the journey leaving them to travel for four hours by foot through mountainous terrain.Forde said the GFF remains committed to working in partnership with the Ministry to develop this beautiful game.This is the second official hosting for the tournament which began some twelve years ago.The teams participating are defending champions Itabac Male and Kanapang Female, Paramakatoi, Micobie/Campbelltown, Bamboo Creek, Chenapou, Kamana, Kanapang Male, Kopinang, Kurukubaru, Maikwak, Monkey Mountain, Tuseneng and host Kato.The tournament concludes next Sunday with the third-place playoff followed by the finals in both male and female competitions.last_img read more

LIFESTYLE: SIMPLE STEPS CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT

first_imgSIMPLE STEPS CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACTA small change in your lifestyle can have a huge impact on your health.You will reap the benefits by slotting 30 minutes of activity into your day – even if you divide it into two 15 minute sessions at different times. It doesn’t have to be about getting super fit or preparing for a marathon. It’s about making time for a little exercise. Take a gradual approach, and build up your activity routine as you become fitter.Obesity is a major public health concern in Ireland, 38% of Irish people are overweight and 23% are obese.One in five Irish children and teenagers is overweight or obese.Remember to always start exercise at a slow pace and build intensity gradually. Build more activity into your day by taking some simple steps:1. Park at the furthest end of the supermarket and walk to the entrance2. Take the stairs instead of the lift at the office or at the shopping centre.3. Park away from the shops.4. When you drop the kids off at karate, GAA or basketball or dancing, don’t sit in the car and read a book or the newspaper, go for a walk. 5. Go walking with a friend.6. Join a group activity such as aerobics or dancing.7. Set yourself weekly exercise goals – short-term goals are easier to stick with and give a quick confidence boost.Check out this website to see what’s happening in your area: www.getactiveireland.ie Lack of time is the biggest reason why people avoid exercise but there are so many health benefits.These include: improves concentration, helps to boost your mood, boosts energy levels and reduces risks of heart disease.Get out there.LIFESTYLE: SIMPLE STEPS CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT was last modified: October 1st, 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:exerciselifestylesimple stepslast_img read more

Pensioner fined and banned from driving following tragic death of motorcyclist

first_imgAn 83-year-old woman has been fined €1,000 and banned from driving after she pleaded guilty to careless driving causing the death of a musician and father-of-two.Heartbroken Máire Ní Threasaigh gave a chilling victim impact statement recalling the life and death of her late husband Leonard ‘Lenny’ Nelson. The 58-year-old victim, a nephew of the late showbusiness legend Billy Barry, was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a car in October 2014.Pensioner Moira Edwards, now aged 83, appeared at a sitting of Falcarragh District Court after pleading guilty to careless driving causing the death of Mr Nelson.Ms Máire Ní Threasaigh told how her life had been changed utterly since her husband’s death and how one of the most painful things was having to cover the hands of the man who played several musical instruments during his wake.The details of the tragic accident were given in Garda evidence to the court.The accused, Mrs Edwards, had been visiting a neighbour on the night of the accident.She was emerging from the woman’s farmhouse near Lisfannon, Burt and was turning right onto the main road to drive to her home after 10pm.However, a grey BMW car collided with the front of Mrs Edwards emerging car and it went into a tailspin hitting an oncoming motorcycle being driven by the late Leonard Nelson of Cullion Road, Letterkenny.The accident and emergency services arrived at the scene within minutes on what was described as a damp and blustery night.Garda Sgt Niall Cody told how he and others tried to resuscitate Mr Nelson but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 11.20pm by a doctor who had arrived after the accident.Sgt Cody said he later interviewed the drivers of both cars as part of the investigation.Mrs Edwards said she did not remember seeing any vehicles coming from the direction of Derry and after she looked left and right, all she remembered was hearing a bang.The driver of the BMW car, Conor Galagher, from Derry, had been working as an engineer with oil company, Shell, in Belmullet, Co Mayo.In a statement to Gardai, he revealed how he was driving at around 90kph and was coming around a bend when suddenly a car emerged onto the road and he tried to swerve to avoid it.He said the car hit the left-hand side of his car, sending it into a spin and he remembers striking another vehicle.He added that he did not think the driver of the other car which he collided with had seen him.There was stunned silence in the courtroom when the victim’s wife Ms Ní Threasaigh took to the witness stand to read her victim impact statement.She thanked passer-by Fiona Doherty who had tried to give Lenny CPR before telling him that he was loved so much and would be missed so much.Ms Ní Threasaigh said there was now a “gaping crater” in her life after the death of her husband and how she had been unable to return to work and had lost two stone in weight.She told how Mr Nelson, a technician at the Playhouse Theatre in Derry, exuded an energy for life that was infectious and described him as her husband, fellow adventurer, lover, soul mate and best friend.She said “I go to bed every night and I wake up to an empty pillow and is like being stabbed over and over and over again.”She recalled how there were more than 1,000 people at Lenny’s wake and funeral.Ms Ní Threasaigh added that she hopes her late husband is happy now and in a place filled with light and music adding that the day he died will always be for her the day the music died.She then read a poem which she wrote days after meeting Mr Nelson for the first time.Solicitor for Mrs Edwards, Kieran MacLochlainn, said his client has been unable to drive since the accident and will probably never drive again.“She has had to live with the fact that she killed a totally innocent man and that he did no wrong,” added Mr MacLochlainn.He said he had been given a number of character references on behalf of Mrs Edwards whom he said lived for her family and her church.He said Mrs Edwards had no explanation for the accident other than she simply did not see the other car coming.“Age is clearly a factor because there is no rational explanation other than Mrs Edwards did not see the other car. Age is a terrible thief, just when you are getting a handle on life, age comes and kicks the legs from out underneath you,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly commended Ms Ní Threasaigh for her victim impact statement which he described as heartwrenching and inaudibly beautiful saying she was a most eloquent and articulate woman.He thanked her for the tribute which, he said, “brilliantly conveyed the soul and spirit of Mr Nelson to this court today.’He reminded the court that the District Court did not have the authority to hand down a custodial sentence in a case of careless driving causing death but he said he did not think the court would pass such a sentence down if it were allowed.“I have little doubt that the events of this faithful night will live with Mrs Edwards for the rest of her life.“This is an utterly tragic case of two people of impeccable character came together with devastating and cathastrophic consequernces,” he said.He fined Mrs Edwards €1,000 and banned her from driving for four years.Pensioner fined and banned from driving following tragic death of motorcyclist was last modified: March 20th, 2017 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)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LIFT MINOR HURLING TITLE AFTER WIN OVER BURT

first_imgSt. Eunan’s Minor B HC Winners 2013Minor B Championship Hurling Final – St Eunan’s 1.16 to Burt 1.6.The long delayed Minor B final between old rivals St Eunan’s and Burt was played in wonderful conditions at the new centre of Excellence in Convoy on Sunday morning.A repeat of the League Final last July, Burt were attempting to prevent St Eunan’s doing the double. Burt opened brightly with points from Conor McGeehan and Kyle mc Grath. St Eunans then began to take a grip with points from Sean Halvey, Prionsais O’Lionnain and centre back Conor O’Donnell. St Eunan’s were dominant at this stage with the O’Donnell brothers and Sean Halvey adding three additional points from play. Burt then struck back when an excellent long ball from Gavin McGrath was finished into the net by Tom Doherty.However Eunan’s replied immediately with two more points to leave the half time score 0.10 to 1.02. St Eunan’s upped their intensity right from the restart with Kevin Kealy flashing the sliotar over the bar on the 31st minute followed by a goal from Niall O’Donnell.Burt replied with two points but St Eunan’s continued to dominate possession keeping the scoreboard ticking with points from Conor O’Grady and Stephen Doherty.Burt never gave up but were limited to two more points from frees. St Eunan’s ran out ten point winners with two late excellent points coming from substitute Brian Mc Intyre. Best for Burt were Kyle mc Grath and Jamie Barr whilst Conor O Donnell and Sean Halvey stood out for St Eunans. However, hurling was the real winner with the match played in great spirit and both teams exhibiting courage and skill.St Eunan’s PanelDavid Ireland, Des Kenny, Sean Tourish, Lee Doherty, Ciaran Kelly, Conor O’Donnell (0.2), Caoimhin O’Lionnáin, Stephen Doherty (0.1), Prionsais O’Lionnáin Cpt (0.1), Kevin Kealy (0.2), Conor o Grady (0.3), Niall O’Donnell (1.2), Cian Durack, Aaron O’Connell, Sean Halvey (0.3), Sean Campbell, John McIntyre, Pauric Neeley, Brian McIntyre (0.2), Conor Kelly, Anthony Horgan, Jack Brennan, Dan O’Connor, Oisin Reddican, Ryan Duggan.Burt PanelJamie Barr, Cian Crawford, Cian Margy, Stephen McClafferty, JP Hegarty, Gavin McGrath, Sean Harkin, Stephen Gallagher (0.1), Kyle McGrath (0.3f), Ony Brogan, Barry Gallagher, Tom Doherty (1.1), Paddy Doherty, Conor McGeehan (0.1). RefereeRory McGonigleGAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LIFT MINOR HURLING TITLE AFTER WIN OVER BURT was last modified: September 23rd, 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:BURTHURLINGMinor B championship FinalSt Eunanslast_img read more

DAD USED BROKEN GOLF CLUB TO STAB PAEDOPHILE WHO ABUSED HIS DAUGHTERS

first_imgTHE distraught father of two young Co Donegal schoolgirls sexually abused by a paedophile stabbed their attacker with a golf club, a court has heard.The father and the abuser in the case cannot be named to protect the identities of the girls who were abused.The dad was given a community service order by Judge John O’Hagan. Donegal Town Circuit Court heard the paedophile, a former member of the Provisional IRA, was jailed for 15 years recently for the ‘horrendous’ repeated rape of an eight-year-old girl and attacks on her sister who was aged 10 at the time.The children were living with their mother in Co Donegal at the time. The paedophile was her new boyfriend and he had abused the girls for more than a year.The court heard that the children’s father was ‘extremely upset’ when he heard the abuser had been released from Garda custody pending a report on the abuse charges to the DPP.Five days later, on September 17, 2009, the father “lost it”, said Judge John O’Hagan, had tracked down the man to a beach at Rossnowlagh and attacked the paedophile with a golf club.He hit the abuser through an open car window, snapping the golf club in half.The father then stabbed the abuser with the shaft of the broken golf club, leaving a 4cm deep wound in his chest.Peter Nolan, SC, for the man – accused of assault – told the court that the abuse suffered by his client’s children was horrible.“As a barrister I read a lot of reports and this report was one of the most disturbing I have ever read,” said Mr Nolan.He said his client had discovered in the days after he found his children had been abused that the paedophile had a ‘propensity to visit beaches to observe young children’.He had found the abuser at Rossnowlagh and attacked him.“I cannot say he has any remorse for what he did,” said Mr Nolan, who said his client had got his girlfriend to call gardai to report the incident.Judge John O’Hagan, sentencing the father to 150 hours community service in lieu of 18 months imprisonment, said: “On that day I have no doubt that he lost it.“He did take the law into his own hands and you are not allowed to do that. He used that weapon and luckily it did not cause a life-threatening situation.”DAD USED BROKEN GOLF CLUB TO STAB PAEDOPHILE WHO ABUSED HIS DAUGHTERS was last modified: March 31st, 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:DAD USED BROKEN GOLF CLUB TO STAF PAEDOPHILE WHO ABUSED HIS DAUGHTERSlast_img read more