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In Pictures: 350 climbers brave Errigal for Autism

first_imgAn incredible €4,000 was raised yesterday after 350 adventurous volunteers climbed Errigal for autism.Despite very windy and wet conditions, the intrepid climbers braved Donegal’s highest mountain to raise money for the award-winning Liquid Therapy foundation in Bundoran.Karen Kirwin, Alex Woodward, June Doherty, Lavinia Woodward, Pat Carlin Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Supporters travelled from as far away as Galway and Dublin. Social media star of the Wild Atlantic Way, Iggy, and her owner James O’Donnell, made a special appearance to show their support before Iggy undergoes hip surgery later this week. Iggy. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.The youngest participant was 10 week old Oisin, representing Liquid Therapy.Aoife and 10 week old baby Oisin. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.The event was organised by Karen Kirwin, June Doherty, Lavinia and Alex Woodward, Pat Carlin and Clare McCahill to support the work of Liquid Therapy with autism families in Donegal. Liquid Therapy is an award-winning foundation based in Bundoran.They provide a supported environment that provides a range of programmes for young people (4-16) who either struggle to, or cannot participate in, mainstream opportunities. They predominantly operate from Rossnowlagh and Tullan Strand, in south County Donegal.Karen Kirwin with the team from Liquid Therapy. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Awards for Liquid Therapy include the Arthur Guinness Award (2014), Shore Shots Film Festival Award (2016), CARA Inclusion Award (2018) and the Donegal Volunteer Centre Award (2018). Errigal Climb for Autism organiser Karen Kirwin said: “What another amazing day. Thank you to everyone who came from Derry (including a double-decker bus from Little Orchids), Tyrone, Mayo, Galway, Dublin, Louth and 8th Tyrone Dromore Scout Group too, and all our loyal locals. On behalf of myself June, Lavinia, Clare, Alex, and Pat, from the bottom of our hearts. We raised an amazing €4,000 for Liquid Therapy today. So many kids will benefit thank you all again. See you next year folks.”See more photos from the day below:Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Bernie Rogers. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Iggy and Georgina Montgomery Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Karen Kirwin and Shadow. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Errigal Climb for Autism 2019Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Robert Elliot. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Pat Carlin Rescue Medic. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.8th Tyrone Dromore Scout Group Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.In Pictures: 350 climbers brave Errigal for Autism was last modified: May 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:errigal climb for autismliquid therapylast_img read more

Tendulkar, Sehwag running for ICC Cricketer of the Year award

first_imgSachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have been shortlisted for both Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year awards at the LG ICC annual Awards to be held on October 6 in Bengaluru.South Africa’s Hashim Amla is another player who also figures in both the categories of awards, along with the Indian cricketers, to be presented in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).While Dale Steyn of South Africa has been short-listed as the fourth player in the category of Test cricketer of the Year award, England’s Graeme Swann is nominated for the Cricketer of the Year award.The final list was decided on the basis of the votes casted by the independent 25-member academy.Tendulkar is also in contention for the ODI Player of the Year. However, Indian captain MS Dhoni fails to bag nomination in any of the awards category.The Twenty20 International Performance of the Year list has New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, Australia’s Michael Hussey, Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardena and South Africa’s Ryan McLaren.This year’s ICC Awards also have nine individual prizes, including new LG People’s Choice Award and also features selection of the Test and ODI Teams of the Year and an award to the side that has adhered most to the Spirit of Cricket.Meanwhile, two of Australia’s victorious World Twenty20 team members — Shelley Nitschke and Ellyse Perry — alongwith West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor and England’s Katherine Brunt have been shortlisted for Women’s Cricketer of the Year award.advertisementThe Emerging Player of the Year nominees include Englishman Steven Finn, Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka, Tim Paine of Australia and Pakistan’s Umar Akmal.The LG ICC Awards 2010 takes into account the performances of the players and officials during the period of August 24, 2009 to August 10, 2010.The short list:Cricketer of the Year:Hashim Amla (SA),Virender Sehwag (Ind),Graeme Swann (Eng),Sachin Tendulkar (Ind).Test Player of the Year:Hashim Amla (SA),Virender Sehwag (Ind), Dale Steyn (SA),Sachin Tendulkar (Ind).ODI Player of the Year:Ryan Harris (Aus),Sachin Tendulkar (Ind), AB de Villiers (SA),Shane Watson (Aus).Emerging Player:Umar Akmal (Pak),Steven Finn (Eng),Angelo Mathews (SL),Tim Paine (Aus).Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year:Ryan ten Doeschate (Ned),Trent Johnson (Ire),Kevin O’Brien (Ire),Mohammed Shahzad (Afg).Twenty20 International Performance of the Year:Michael Hussey (Aus) for his 60 not out in 24 balls against Pakistan in the semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2010 in St Lucia on 14 May.Mahela Jayawardena (SL) for his 100 in 64 balls against Zimbabwe in Guyana on 3 May and his 98 not out in 56 balls against West Indies in Bridgetown on 7 May 2010 both during the ICC World Twenty20 2010.Ryan McLaren (SA) for taking 5-19 against the West Indies on 19 May in Antigua.Brendon McCullum (NZ) for his striking of 116 not out in 56 balls against Australia in Christchurch, New Zealand on 28 February.Women’s Cricketer of the Year:Katherine Brunt (Eng),Shelley Nitschke (Aus),Ellyse Perry (Aus),Stafanie Taylor (WI).Umpire of the Year:Aleem Dar,Steve Davis,Tony Hill,Simon Taufel.Spirit of Cricket:India,New Zealand,Sri Lanka,Zimbabwe.last_img read more