Giorgia Pozzan Named New Cowgirl Tennis Head Coach

first_imgLAKE CHARLES – McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced the hiring of former Florida State assistant coach Giorgia Pozzan as the new head coach of the Southland Conference champion McNeese Cowgirls.Pozzan spent the past four seasons at FSU, helping guide the Seminoles to back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths including a spot in the 2018 NCAA Elite 8.”It’s very exciting to have someone with the knowledge and skills like Giorgia to lead our program and to continue and build on the the success it has produced over the past several years,” said Hemphill.  “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to join McNeese State University as the women’s head tennis coach,” said Pozzan. “I have been following the progress made by this team the past few years, which was coronated this past season with its first-ever conference championship.” The Cowgirls earned its first Southland Conference regular season and tournament championship and qualified for their first-ever NCAA Tournament in 2018 behind a 10-1 league record and 16-6 overall mark.After the season, then-head coach Helena Besovic was offered and accepted the head coaching job at the University of Houston.”My goal for this program and our players is to continue to build on that success in order to make McNeese tennis the main contender in conference play,” said Pozzan. “McNeese has a very rich history of identifying the top up-and-coming college coach talent,” said Florida State head coach Jennifer Hyde. “They’ve struck gold once again with Giorgia Pozzan. She has competed and coached at the highest levels of college tennis and was instrumental in Florida State’s climb to the NCAA Elite 8. “She dedicated four years of her time and talents to our women’s tennis program and to our student athletes; she operated hands-on in a highly functional and high-level culture of excellence; and these experiences have equipped her for this next challenge in her coaching career.”McNeese is very fortunate to have someone of Giorgia’s experience and character lead this next phase of Cowgirl tennis.”In 2012-13, Pozzan was a volunteer assistant coach at Houston. She helped lead the Cougars to a 21-6 record including trips to the NCAA Tournament and the Conference USA Championships.After Houston, she spent a year as a teaching assistant at UH in the sociology department. During the summer she plays tennis in Italy in Serie B.As a player at Houston, Pozzan led the Cougars both seasons in dual singles play. She finished her career with a record of 50-17, ranking third all-time in Houston school history with a 74.6 winning percentage. Pozzan also tallied a 48-21 overall doubles record in two seasons with the Cougars. She was named to the All C-USA Second Team in 2012 and to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012. Before playing at Houston, Pozzan spent her first two years at Sam Houston State.Pozzan graduated with a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Houston.last_img read more


first_imgIRISH-BRED LADY PRANCEALOT UP TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS BY A HALF LENGTH AS BRAVO & BALTAS TEAM FOR 1 ¼ MILE ON TURF IN 2:01.70 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2019)–Irish-bred Lady Prancealot notched her second consecutive graded stakes victory as she outran California-bred Mucho Unusual by a half length in a thrilling finish to Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks at Santa Anita.  Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Joe Bravo, Lady Prancelot split horses a furlong out and finished with a rush to get the mile and one quarter over a “good” turf in 2:01.70.Taken in hand by Bravo early, Lady Prancealot was full of run at the rail while a close sixth as the field went under the wire in the first run by the Grandstand.  With longshot So Much Happy carving out legitimate fractions for the conditions, Bravo had a ton of horse under him as the field straightened up for the stretch run, at which point he was able to split horses and out-run a gallant Mucho Unusual, who had a similar trip under Joel Rosario.A three quarter length winner of the Grade III, 1 1/16 mile turf Valley View Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 18, Lady Prancealot was off as the 8-5 favorite in a field of eight sophomore fillies and paid $5.20, $3.00 and $2.40.Owned by Jules Iavarone, Michael Iavarone and Jerry McClanahan, Lady Prancealot picked up $180,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $547,841.  With her first Grade I victory in hand and her third graded stakes victory, Lady Prancealot is now 17-5-4-3 overall.Mucho Unusual, one of two California-breds in the field, was off at 3-1 and paid $4.00 and $3.20.Pretty Point, who was off at 24-1 with Mike Smith, paid $5.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.45, 48.67, 1:13.80 and 1:37.96.last_img read more

St Mary 35 overs tournament bowls off tomorrow

first_imgOCHO RIOS:The St Mary Cricket Association L.P. Martin Funeral Home/Gas Pro 35-over competition bowls off tomorrow with eight matches spread across four zones.In the feature match, defending champions Boscobel play Top Pen at Boscobel Oval, starting at 10 a.m.Other matches include: Trinity Land vs Police at Trinity Land; Fort George vs Highgate at Fort George; White Hall vs Port Maria at White Hall; Petersfield vs Three Hills at Petersfield; Bonny Gate vs Mango Valley at Bonny Gate; Galina vs Jack’s River at Galina; and Sandals/Beaches vs Wilderness at Wilderness.The teams have been divided into four zones. Zone One comprises Petersfield, Three Hills, Bonny Gate and Mango Valley. Zone Two has Galina, Jack’s River, Sandals/Beaches and Wilderness. Zone Three includes Fort George, Highgate, Port Maria, White Hall. Zone Four comprises Boscobel, Trinity Land, Top Pen and Police.Boscobel favouriteBoscobel will start favourites, with a number of parish representatives on their team, including national invitee Alwayne Williams, the top batsman in the parish, and Domain Wilson. Top Pen, however, have pacer Jermaine Chisholm in their line-up and will not be easily outplayed.Port Maria, the recent Twenty20 champions, are expected to get the better of White Hall, what with national invitee Aldane ‘Zum’ Thomas, Marlon Byfield and Richard Creary in the team. White Hall will be led by all-rounder Fabian Angus.The star-studded Jack’s River team is skippered by parish representative Orane Farr and includes Sashane Anderson, while Galina will be depending on Romaine Gordon to upset the apple cart.Wilderness will be piloted by Renar Ross, against a Sandals/Beaches line-up that includes skipper Jessi Alexander, Richardo Thompson and talented, young batsman Michael Downer.In the Trinity Land vs Police encounter, Renford Pinnock Jr is expected to be the player making the difference and set up a win for the lawmen.The other top teams are Three Hills, piloted by Sanjay Hudson, and Mango Valley, with the irrepressible Horace Whitehorne.last_img read more

#glnrCHAMPS: Matherson should fear me! – Stephens

first_img The boys Class One 100m final takes place on Friday at 8:35 p.m. Shayne Fairman, Gleaner Writer Heavyweight Calabar sprinter, Michael Stephens, who comfortably progressed to Friday’s Class One boys 100m final,  warned that his rival and last year’s bronze medal winner, Jhevaughn Matherson (Kingston College) should fear him heading into the big clash. Stephens and Matherson came face-to-face in the semi-finals on Friday afternoon, with the Calabar man tauntingly running beside Matherson, who seemed to have hurt himself in winning in 10.72 seconds. Stephens, who spent most of the race looking around him and at Matherson while appearing to exert minimal effort, crossed the line in 10.73.  Matherson, to the dismay of the KC crowd, held on to his leg, and went down following the race before eventually walking off the track. Stephens, who last year won gold in the Class Two 100m had some advice for Matherson.  “I have no fear of (Jhevaughn) Matherson; Matherson should fear me,” Stephens told The Gleaner. “I am confident Calabar will defend our title.” “I am not where I am supposed to be, as I had not trained from December to February, so fitness is not where it should be, but knowing me I am up for any challenge.” The Boys Class One final has been a much-talked about affair leading up to the championships. The field will also include outstanding sprinters like Chislon Gordon of Jamaica College who won semi-final three in 10.98 ahead of Calabar’s Tyreke Wilson (11.08) and Dominique Gray of Wolmer’s Boys (11.14) seconds. In heat one, Odane Mcpherson of Greater Portmore (10.94), won ahead of St Catherine’s Asanie Smith (10.96) and Malique Scott of Excelsior (10.98).last_img read more

Bridging the gender gap through technology

first_imgEncouraging women to take up roles in Information Technology (IT) is a key way to bridge the gender gap disparity. This is according to Inter-American Development Bank country representative, Sophie Makonnen.Inter-American Development Bank country representative, Sophie Makonnen“Too often girls and women are not able to reveal their full potential in improving Guyana’s economy due to discriminatory social norms, lack of incentives… and girls tend to be underpaid,” Makonnen said.The IDB representative was addressing the gathering at the Gala and Youth Reveal event hosted by Girls +Tech at the Umana Yana.The occasion saw students from the University of Guyana’s robotics club showcasing their work; awards were presented to several outstanding women in the field of technology, and prizes were given to the winners of the essay competition which was titled “Girls and technology can change Guyana: The change I want to see in my community”.“Education unlocks girls’ potential, but education in science and technology can provide them with wings to fly, to transform not only their lives but the lives of others in their families and communities.”Rajnie Persaud, a first-year Accounting student at the University of Guyana, has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound. She wrote an essay on how the University and other public places/spaces can be made more accessible to persons with disabilities like hers. Though she was not awarded a prize, Persaud believes persons with disabilities have the power to pursue their dreams, as she will follow a career in Computer Science.“We know the world is advancing in technology and more jobs are online where persons can work from home. Because of my disability, it’s harder for me to travel, so for persons like myself, it would be easier to work from home.”Co-founder of Sites Guyana, Evie Gurcharan said her daughters are her motivation, and she wants them to benefit in the changing world of technology.“I remember just having to go to the internet café and be back home before dark. My parents took out a computer on hire purchase just so we would have access to the internet and we were one of the first homes to have dial-up internet in those days and I know the changes it made for my life because of what I was able to achieve. Had my parents not made those sacrifices for me I wouldn’t have been here. I want my girls to grow up in a world where people are making those sacrifices not only for themselves but for the generation that is coming.”Sites Guyana is set to launch the “Girl tell the world campaign”; a programme which is intended to have training sessions for girls and women (digital and creative writing workshops, website and mobile design workshops).The Gala, which was well attended, was a collaborative effort between the Inter-American Development Bank, Scotch Bonnet, Small Business Bureau, Metro, Guyana Animation Network, Global Technology, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative and Vnet Communications.last_img read more

Minor hockey weekend results

first_imgA brief look at some results from some of Fort St. John’s minor hockey teams over the weekend:The Ross H MacLean PeeWee Flyers took on Peace River for a home and home affair, and dropped both games by two goals, 7-5 in Peace River and 8-6 in Fort St. John.   Ralph Jarratt, Jeff Bochon, and Ricky Bateman each had 4 points.The Flint Bantam B Flyers had a two game series against Dawson Creek, both won by the visiting team.- Advertisement -Saturday afternoon’s game was at the enerplex, where Dawson Creek posted a 5-3 win.Sunday’s rematch in Dawson Creek was a wild back-and-forth game.   Finally, with 20 seconds remaining, and the score tied at 6, Jake Gardner scored for the Flyers, giving Fort St. John a 7-6 win.The Formula Powell Tier 3 midget Flyers beat Fairview 6-1 on Sunday afternoon.   Brock Mitchell led the way offensively with a pair of goals.   The team also did a good job staying out of the box, with goalie Craig Wozniak posting the win.Advertisement And, pretty much all of the Fort St. John Kinsmen Atom Flyers registered points, as they pummeled Peace River on Saturday afternoon, by a score of 18-3. On Sunday, the Atoms traveled to Grande Prairie. This game was a little closer, in fact the Flyers trailed by two after 40 minutes. But, powered by 8 goals in the third period, the Atom Flyers escaped with a 12-7 win.*** Correction  – this story originally referred to the Kinsmen Atom Flyers as “the boys.”  The team does include female players, and so has been adjusted.  Our apologies for this mistake.last_img read more


first_imgA welcome gift of no less than 100 bales of hay was driven the length of Ireland to help Donegal’s rescued donkeys.The gift, which came from a big-hearted farmer in Co Wexford, was welcomed with open arms this week by the owners of the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary in Raphoe. And it couldn’t come at a time – especially when you have TEN extra mouths to feed.The new donkeys arrived in Raphoe from Mayo last weekend and were each given names – Buffy, Primrose, Toffee, Jessie, Bitsy, Hilda, Jonny, Rocky, Oscar and Gus.The donation is the latest in a long number sent to the centre after they recently sent out an SOS for support.“This is a great donation but everyone has been so good,” said a spokesman.     HAY – DONKEY SANCTUARY GETS ONE HUNDRED REASONS TO BE HAPPY! was last modified: January 30th, 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 donkey sanctuaryRaphoeWexfordlast_img read more


first_imgGerard Gallagher was the clear winner in this Remembrance 10K race today with Finn Valley claiming first, second and third places.Some of the large turn-out for today’s race.Gallagher came home in a time of 33.41 in a field of more than 350 runners.1 427 33.41 Gerard Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C 2 869 34.07 James Speight SM Finn Valley A C3 466 34.15 Adam Speer SM Finn Valley A C4 679 34.35 Paul Ward SM Tír Chonaill A C5 565 36.11 Shane McNulty SM Finn Valley A C 6 425 36.33 Kieran Carlin SM Finn Valley A C7 437 36.34 Gareth Kerrigan SM Milford A C8 486 36.47 Seamus O’Donnell SM Convoy AC9 614 36.51 Sean Dudgeon SM Lifford A C10 843 37.05 Shane Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C 11 1094 37.19 Brian Crossan SM Letterkenny A C12 576 37.19 Simon Ward SM Individual13 610 37.35 Anthony Doherty SM Milford A C14 548 37.39 Pat Hegarty SM Finn Valley A C 15 1863 37.47 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A C16 436 37.50 Hugh Coll SM Milford A C17 406 37.54 Gavin Crawford SM 24/7 Triathlon18 442 37.58 Thomas Thompson SM Finn Valley A C19 319 38.04 Terry Murphy SM Bolt Running Club20 605 38.25 Liam Murray SM Individual21 453 38.31 Catriona Devine SW Finn Valley A C22 388 38.35 Martin Boyle SM Individual23 621 38.46 Paddy Fox SM Cranford A C24 440 38.47 Damien McBride SM Milford A C25 268 39.25 Rachel Barr SW Individual26 265 39.25 Leona Mooney SW Individual27 435 39.27 Thomas Farren SM Inishowen A C28 405 39.32 Shay Carlin SM Lifford A C29 420 39.40 Gerard McGettigan SM Milford A C30 450 39.42 Paul Dillon SM Newtowncunningham31 617 39.49 Kay Byrne SW Finn Valley A C32 464 39.53 Kieran McElhinney SM Raphoe Runners33 1897 40.25 Charlie Page SM Letterkenny A C34 943 40.29 James Stevenson SM Lifford A C35 556 40.37 Barry Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C36 458 40.43 Michael McHugh SM Milford A C37 451 41.39 Paul Ferry SM Individual38 491 41.43 Joe Boyle SM Individual39 609 41.43 Garvan Boyce SM Finn Valley A C40 465 41.55 Dean Doherty SM Finn Valley A C41 330 41.59 Michael Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C42 342 42.03 Terry McFadden SW Individual43 403 42.08 Shaun Boyce SM Individual44 428 42.08 Conor Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C45 837 42.35 Gerrard Campbell SM Lifford A C46 433 42.52 Simon Stephens SM Individual47 1095 43.04 Shaun Maceoin SM Individual48 384 43.10 Dominic Carlin SM Lifford A C49 671 43.13 Kevin Greenan SM Letterkenny A C50 217 43.23 Philip Kelly SM Lifford A C51 995 43.29 Cathal McBride SM Convoy AC52 134 43.36 Ita Kelly SW Lifford A C53 364 43.41 Brian Patton SM Finn Valley A C54 445 43.44 Philomena Gallagher SW Tír Chonaill A C55 421 43.46 Michael Duncan SM Lifford A C56 632 43.49 Barry Mackey SM Letterkenny A C57 675 44.04 Cathal Morrison SM Individual58 288 44.04 Richie Duncan SM Castlefinn Runners59 301 44.04 Noreen Bonner SW Finn Valley A C60 779 44.29 Peter McMenamin SM Individual61 361 44.32 Ailish Patton SW Finn Valley A C62 409 44.33 Tony Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C63 861 44.36 Liam Feeney SM 24/7 Triathlon64 1878 44.45 Michelle McLaughlin SW Individual65 185 44.47 Karin Duffner SW FV Fit4Life66 390 45.05 Joe McNulty SM Lifford A C67 1864 45.06 SeanPaul Byrne SM Finn Valley A C68 374 45.06 James Gibbons SM Milford A C69 892 45.06 Kenneth Moore SM Milford A C70 296 45.08 Noel Duffy SM Individual71 492 45.18 Maria Harper SW Finn Valley A C72 500 45.21 Gerard mcConnell SM Individual73 411 45.23 Laura Maguire SW Individual74 695 45.25 Iggy Houston SM Castlefinn Runners75 357 45.36 David McNulty SM Lifford A C76 443 45.38 John Coyle SM Individual77 1860 45.50 James Boyle SM Individual78 383 45.54 Liam Clery SM Lifford A C79 910 46.16 Angus Hunter SM Individual80 473 46.17 Frances Diver SW Milford A C81 221 46.34 Garret McCarron SM Individual82 397 46.35 Maurice O’Donnel SM Individual83 347 46.38 James Laird SM Individual84 555 46.38 Adrian Devine SM Castlefinn Runners85 422 46.40 Paul McNamee SM Lifford A C86 873 46.41 MaireTherse Speight SW Finn Valley A C87 620 46.55 Cieran McHugh SM Individual88 881 47.00 Thomas Cullen SM Individual89 360 47.01 Brendan Patton SM Finn Valley A C90 416 47.08 Maria Boyle SW Finn Valley A C91 483 47.23 Pauric Mitchell SM Finn Valley A C92 1099 47.30 Wesley Vance SM Individual93 1100 47.33 Andrew Doherty SM Individual94 670 47.35 Sean McMenamin SM Finn Valley A C95 223 47.44 Damien Monaghan SM Individual96 269 47.49 Ronan Gallen SM Individual97 1756 47.49 Sean O’Donnell SM Individual98 365 47.53 Philip Connelly SM Letterkenny A C99 1827 47.56 Michael Maguire SM Individual100 280 47.57 Brendan Boggs SM Individual101 257 48.00 Darren Reid SM Lifford A C102 1757 48.01 Stephen Stewart SM Individual103 298 48.04 John Hughes SM Letterkenny A C104 350 48.06 Fintan O’Hagan SM Castlefinn Runners105 1092 48.09 Stehen O’Donnell SM Individual106 482 48.11 Denis McGill SM KCR107 868 48.19 Mary Hippsley SW Finn Valley A C108 985 48.24 Andrew Scanlon SM Finn Valley A C109 255 48.25 Frankie Murray SM Finn Valley A C110 352 48.25 Don Smyth SM Convoy AC111 1106 48.29 Gary Shields SM Individual112 244 48.34 Paul Kelly SM 24/7 Triathlon113 862 48.39 Damien Murphy SM Raphoe Runners114 205 48.39 Gloria Donaghey SW Finn Valley A C115 402 48.41 Orla Mallon SW Individual116 401 48.41 Seamus Mallon SM Individual117 1826 48.43 Frances Ferry SM Individual118 1101 48.47 Alister Doherty SM Individual119 159 48.48 Aine McElchar SW FV Fit4Life120 331 48.51 Wendy McDonald SW Individual121 604 48.52 Eugene McGinley SM Raphoe Runners122 146 48.59 Clara Carroll SW FV Fit4Life123 216 49.01 Carl Houston SM Castlefinn Runners124 256 49.08 Linda Emery SW Individual125 562 49.08 James Maguire SM Finn Valley A C126 328 49.11 Martin Anderson SM Finn Valley A C127 391 49.39 Liam McGinty SM Individual128 615 49.40 Kieran Coyle SM KCR129 625 49.41 Neilly Gallen SM KCR130 493 49.49 Raj Meehan SM Raphoe Runners131 271 49.58 Joe Gallen SM Lifford A C132 549 50.03 Isiac McLoughlin SM Individual133 623 50.06 Sean Kennedy SM Individual134 495 50.17 Teresa Quinn SW Raphoe Runners135 490 50.23 Barry O’Donnell SM Convoy AC136 999 50.25 Stephen McCay SM Lifford A C137 147 50.29 Denise McGahern SW FV Fit4Life138 389 50.29 Eamon Bonner SM Individual139 242 50.35 Dee Griffin SM Convoy AC140 325 50.40 James McCrossan SM Lifford A C141 345 50.43 Shane Deery SM Individual142 1098 50.43 Packie Bonner SM Individual143 258 50.54 Sarah Doherty SW Convoy AC144 669 51.00 AnnMArie Dalton SW Finn Valley A C145 324 51.03 Michael Thompson SM Castlefinn Runners146 238 51.09 Willie Breen SM Convoy AC147 412 51.15 Amanda Heeney SW Individual148 320 51.29 Mary T Gallagher SW Individual149 321 51.36 Liam McLaughlin SM Individual150 484 51.37 Emma Bates SW Convoy AC151 1836 51.51 Stephen McPhilemy SM Individual152 194 51.53 Mark Gillespie SM Individual153 358 52.03 Gary Byrne SM Individual154 156 52.18 Mary Martin SW Finn Valley A C155 564 52.33 Paddy Doherty SM Individual156 940 52.44 Evelyn Boyle SW Individual157 378 52.44 Joseph Casey SM Individual158 165 52.52 Goretti Marley SW FV Fit4Life159 431 52.52 Gerard Devine SM Individual160 424 53.00 Paul McLaughlin SM Individual161 1835 53.06 Hayleigh ferry SW Individual162 148 53.07 Marie McColgan SW FV Fit4Life163 392 53.18 Sinead McMenamin SW Castlefinn Runners164 284 53.19 Joey O’Leary SM Castlefinn Runners165 423 53.21 Erika Ryan SW Individual166 448 53.22 Bernie Gallagher SW Milford A C167 479 53.22 Daniel Cullen SM Letterkenny A C168 459 53.28 Michelle Delaney SW Tír Chonaill A C169 840 53.31 Patricia Herghty SW Tír Chonaill A C170 622 53.35 Bernie Crossan SW Finn Valley A C171 291 53.38 Paul Whelan SM Finn Valley A C172 152 53.41 Helene McMenamin SW FV Fit4Life173 415 53.49 Gemma Maguire SW Individual174 154 53.59 Dolours McGlinchey SW FV Fit4Life175 1867 54.00 John McGlinchey SM Finn Valley A C176 467 54.09 Paddy Toye SM Individual177 306 54.10 Melanie Sweeney SW Castlefinn Runners178 1097 54.17 Dympna Bonner SW Individual179 463 54.25 Anthony Gallagher SM Castlefinn Runners180 571 54.32 Danny Burns SM Lifford A C181 996 54.34 Mairead Cullen SW Individual182 297 54.41 Bernie Martin SW KCR183 624 54.45 Angela Doran SW Individual184 189 54.51 Emma Speight SW FV Fit4Life185 972 54.55 Sean Bonner SM Castlefinn Runners186 353 54.55 Kayleigh Smyth SW Convoy AC187 487 54.56 Allen kilpatrick SM Convoy AC188 338 54.56 Irene McNulty SW Convoy AC189 327 55.05 Sabrina Spratt SW Castlefinn Runners190 1828 55.12 Jane Flannery SW Individual191 153 55.14 Paula Jansen SW Finn Valley A C192 309 55.17 Elaine McGoldrick SW Castlefinn Runners193 282 55.21 Sarah Thompson SW Individual194 877 55.25 Lisa McGlynn SW Castlefinn Runners195 166 55.30 Anne Carr SW FV Fit4Life196 1085 55.31 Nonie Melly SM Individual197 636 55.32 Rosemary Parkinson SW Convoy AC198 896 55.33 Veronica Kilpatricl SW Convoy AC199 1091 56.10 Wesley McKane SM Finn Valley A C200 1830 56.14 seamus Lyons SM Individual201 1862 56.28 Cora Harvey SW Finn Valley A C202 608 56.29 Glenda Kelly SW KCR203 916 56.32 Aine McLaughlin SW KCR204 455 56.44 Carmel Brindle SW Lifford A C205 215 57.11 Marcus Crawford SM Individual206 208 57.12 Tanya Carson SW Individual207 259 57.16 Mary Doherty SW Convoy AC208 977 57.19 Emma McLaughlin SM Convoy AC209 379 57.39 Ann Devine SW Individual210 1090 57.44 Kerry Rowan SW Finn Valley A C211 802 57.45 Martin Crawford SM United Health Group212 497 57.46 Cathal Roarty SM Letterkenny A C213 430 58.18 Kelly O’Donnell SW Individual214 340 58.20 Kay Bonner SW Convoy AC215 243 58.21 Ceejay Griffin SW Convoy AC216 688 58.23 Laura Gallagher SW KCR217 1865 58.30 Anthony Boland SM Finn Valley A C218 1759 58.34 Diana Galagher SW Individual219 1758 58.34 Paddy Gallagher SM Lifford A C220 628 58.35 Grace O’Donnell SW Convoy AC221 434 58.43 Aisling McDevitt SW Individual222 918 58.49 Louise Callaghan SW KCR223 1093 58.50 Brid McCaffrey SW Convoy AC224 447 58.58 Donna Chambers SW KCR225 485 59.00 Noelle Gallinagh SW Individual226 155 59.05 Marie Boyle SW FV Fit4Life227 1760 59.06 jimmy Gildea SM Individual228 1086 59.23 Paul Brolly SM Raphoe Runners229 137 59.28 Christine Barron SW FV Fit4Life230 1096 59.28 Regina Maceoin SW Individual231 163 59.28 Anne Bradley SW FV Fit4Life232 164 59.32 Eleanor Campbell SW FV Fit4Life233 130 59.33 Donal Bonner SM Finn Valley A C234 398 59.44 Paula O’Donnell SW Individual235 136 59.44 Miriam O Donnell SW FV Fit4Life236 470 59.45 Deirdre Friel SW Raphoe Runners237 140 59.49 Sharon McGinty SW FV Fit4Life238 292 59.58 Aileen McCullagh SW Convoy AC239 668 59.59 Andy Parkinson SM Convoy AC240 633 60.00 Hannah Parkinson SW Convoy AC241 396 60.14 Louise Sweeney SW Individual242 554 60.14 Helen Logue SW Finn Valley A C243 478 60.20 Loretta McNulty SW Castlefinn Runners244 499 60.32 Jackie Sweeney SW Individual245 393 60.32 Edwina Sweeney SW Tír Chonaill A C246 293 60.38 Carol Anne Houston SW Castlefinn Runners247 230 60.45 Aidan O Toole SM Individual248 272 60.59 Gina Witherow SW Individual249 276 60.59 Rhonda Green SW Lifford A C250 250 61.01 Sharon Thompson SW Individual251 955 61.09 Aisling Temple SW Individual252 248 61.10 Frances Spencer SW Individual253 983 61.15 Catherine Gallinagh SW Individual254 404 61.20 Julie McCrea SW Pettigo Runners255 263 61.35 Claire Bradley SW Individual256 476 61.38 Marie Gallagher SW Finn Valley A C257 1866 61.51 Carmel Boland SW Finn Valley A C258 627 62.19 AnnMarie O’Hagon SW Castlefinn Runners259 187 62.23 Shirley Patton SW FV Fit4Life260 145 62.27 Diane McGarrigle SW FV Fit4Life261 489 62.29 Emma Mungur SW Convoy AC262 1501 62.29 Caroline Black SW Convoy AC263 311 62.30 Margaret Lafferty SW Castlefinn Runners264 432 62.31 Karen Carlin SW Lifford A C265 1834 62.32 Kelvin Crossan SM Individual266 1832 62.32 caoimhe Crossan SW Individual267 1877 62.34 Jackie Toland SW Convoy AC268 253 62.40 Tanya Kee SW Individual269 278 62.51 Siobhan McGarrigle SW Individual270 279 62.51 Karen McGarrigle SW Individual271 209 63.05 Amy Maguire SW Individual272 924 63.27 Nicola Kee SW KCR273 333 63.28 Louise Mailey SW Convoy AC274 1089 63.29 Lorna O’Donnell SW Rosses A.C.275 144 63.37 Edel Neely SW FV Fit4Life276 560 63.55 Roisin Kenny SW Individual277 559 63.56 Nicola Bonner SW Individual278 694 63.57 Barbara Mahon SW Individual279 452 64.19 Clement Clarke SM Lifford A C280 373 64.20 Bridgeen Gallen SW Finn Valley A C281 372 64.25 Eugene Gallen SM Finn Valley A C282 323 64.45 Antoinette Coyle SW Finn Valley A C283 234 64.50 Michelle Higgins SW Individual284 686 64.51 Mary Gallagher SW KCR285 226 64.55 Ciara Mallett SW Individual286 355 64.55 Marina Kerrigan SW Individual287 1829 65.15 Clare McKernan SW Individual288 225 65.19 Grainne Rice SW Individual289 235 65.20 Rosemary Boggs SW Lifford A C290 457 65.42 Josephine McBride SW Individual291 456 65.42 Sharon Gallagher SW Individual292 1105 65.49 Louise Minnock SW Individual293 841 66.27 Stephanie Brennan SW Individual294 796 66.27 Christine Lynch SW Finn Valley A C295 429 66.48 Ailbhe Dune SW Individual296 927 66.49 Fionnuala McBride SW Castlefinn Runners297 690 66.49 Mary McMenamin SW Castlefinn Runners298 254 66.54 Margaret Callan SW Individual299 1894 67.13 Wendy Scanlon SW Individual300 477 67.29 Teresa McMenamin SW Aghyaran Athletics301 290 67.31 Noeleen Whelan SW KCR302 681 67.32 Caroline Catterson SW KCR303 339 67.48 Rose Crampsie SW Individual304 454 67.52 Annette Gildea SW Individual305 698 68.06 Ursula Chaney SW Castlefinn Runners306 219 68.12 Emma Conaghan SW Castlefinn Runners307 399 69.08 Amanda Johnson SW Individual308 385 69.08 Lynn Parke SW Convoy AC309 371 72.34 Wendy Lafferty SW Finn Valley A C310 127 72.36 Mary Furey SW Individual311 232 73.45 Suzanna Higgins SW Individual312 1895 74.08 Daithi Scanlon SM Individual313 809 74.15 Ryan Scanlon SM Individual314 1837 74.17 Joey Irwin SM Finn Valley A C315 370 74.52 Johnny Lafferty SM Finn Valley A C316 366 74.54 Fintan Mangan SM Finn Valley A C317 193 75.17 Joanne Carlin SW Individual318 1898 75.32 Frances Wilson SW KCR319 1110 79.21 Charlene Rushe SW Finn Valley A C320 266 79.21 Laura Mooney SW Individual321 264 79.21 Colleen Brown SW Individual322 285 79.35 Kathleen O’Leary SW Individual323 287 79.35 Julie McConnell SW Individual324 286 79.35 Marie Houston SW Individual325 1831 85.17 Bridget Moran SW Individual326 1876 85.17 Wilma Monaghan SW Individual327 971 87.12 Jane Toland SW Lifford A C328 973 87.12 Emma Martin SW Lifford A C329 1861 89.09 Clare O’Leary SW Individual330 1088 89.09 Geraldine Barron SW Individual331 931 89.58 Anouska Mulrine SW Individual332 934 89.58 Andrew Mulrine SM Individual333 1875 91.40 Paul Houston SM Individual334 181 91.40 Catriona Gilligan SW FV Fit4Life335 1107 93.12 Deirdre Browne SW Individual336 1881 93.12 Michael Mcgill SM Finn Valley A C337 1880 96.40 Ann McGill SW Finn Valley A C338 1104 96.40 Paul Gallagher SM Individual339 1109 96.40 Shay Gallagher SM Individual340 1108 97.25 Brenda Gallagher SW Individual341 777 97.25 Abagaeil Lugan SW Individual342 699 97.25 Martina Scott SW Individual343 386 97.25 Shauna Kelly SW Individual344 387 97.25 Simon Kelly SM Individual345 354 97.25 Emmet Scott SM Individual346 418 99.10 Alisa Boyle SW Finn Valley A C347 417 99.10 Justin Boyle SM Finn Valley A C348 1102 102.00 Elaine Lafferty Merrit SW Individual349 551 102.32 Laura Bannigan SW Finn Valley A C350 552 102.32 Eva McLoughlin SW Finn Valley A C351 1896 103.06 Lorraine Kelly SW Individual352 1874 103.06 Michelle Doherty SW Individual353 1899 103.06 Laura Doherty SW Individual354 1879 103.23 Shelly Gallen SW Individual355 260 105.50 Anna Doherty SW Individual356 261 105.50 Anna Bradley SW IndividualTotal Runners: 356GALLAGHER WINS REMEMBRANCE 10K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: November 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new 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first_imgCharlotte and Ivy Mbuli from Killygordon at the North West 10kregistration office with the Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal DistrictCllr Michael McBride who will get the walkers underway for Sunday’scharity event.Registrations for Sunday’s North West 10K are coming thick and fast as those looking to get their hands on the famous t-shirts get their names down early.Registrations will continue on this evening from 5 – 6.30pm, Friday, for Sunday’s big North West Charity Run & Walk in Letterkenny which again is sponsored by Donegal Daily and Brian McCormick Sports.The 10k committee is asking as many runners and walkers as possible to pre-enter with huge numbers again expected to take part in an event that has raised nearly €700,000 for 30 charities since it started in 1997. Registrations will also be taken tomorrow afternoon from 3 – 6 p.m.This woman signed up early to get her hands on the famous NW10K t-shirt!The four charities who will benefit from this year’s event are the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Donegal Down Syndrome Association, Blood Bike North West and the Donegal Youth Service.There will be a limited amount of traffic restrictions in place on Sunday from lunchtime to facilitate the charity event.The organising committee is asking motorists to obey the directions of the Gardai and stewards. Expect some delays but remember that this is a charity event for four very worthy causes. The President of the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce Brian McCormick will have the starter’s gun for the runners who will set off from McGinley Motors on the Pearse Road.Walkers are asked to note that their starting line will be down on the left hand side of the Letterkenny Community Centre Car Park near the Clubhouse.The Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael McBride will get the walkers underway.The North West Charity 10k Run and Walk will start at 2 p.m. sharp on Sunday. For further details go to HYPERLINK “” or on Facebook. REGISTRATIONS COMING THICK AND FAST FOR NORTHWEST 10K’S FAMOUS T-SHIRTS! was last modified: May 1st, 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:Donegal DailyNorth West 10kregistrationlast_img read more

Donegal woman shines new light on autism with ground-breaking cartoons

first_imgA children’s production spearheaded by Letterkenny woman Grainne McGuinness will bring autism into a new focus on TV from next week.Children in Ireland and the UK can tune in to learn about Pablo in the first ever programme to have an entire core cast who are on the autism spectrum.Pablo explores the world through the eyes of a 5-year-old boy with autism and has been praised as a ground-breaking production by Belfast-based company Paper Owl Films. Grainne McGuinness is the Creative Director at Paper Owl Films, who led the creation and production of the cartoons which launch on RTEjr and CBeebies next Monday, October 2nd at 9am.Grainne McGuiness, and Jake Williamson who voices PabloPaper Owl Films is headquartered in Belfast and was established as Indee Productions in 2012 by Grainne McGuinness, alongside her husband Stephen Petticrew and business partner Gavin Halpin (also from Letterkenny).Pablo is named after the genius artist Pablo Picasso, reflecting the creative mind of the central character.The 52 episode series tells the story of a five-year-old boy on the autism spectrum who uses his creativity – and magic crayons – to invent an imaginary Art World filled with animal characters which help him make sense of social situations and process confusing or anxious thoughts and feelings. Pablo is not based on experts’ accounts of autism, but on the real life experiences of people with autism. With up to 1 in 100 children being diagnosed with autism in Ireland, the programme brings the disorder to a mainstream audience and to young people in a fun and educational way.Schoolboy Jake Williamson, aged 11, voices the central character. The show is based in Northern Ireland and contains many local young people as voice actors.Grainne was inspired by her nephew Lucas, 11, to create the show. She saw Lucas, who has Asperger’s, having difficulties in his early years and having regular meltdowns.“I was looking at a situation when he was playing with his cousins and thinking wouldn’t it be great if the kids around him understood a bit more about what his perspective on the world was.“I just thought, ‘wouldn’t it be great to have a TV show that would do that’ and so that’s what Pablo is,” Gráinne told Belfast Live. Grainne said: “Every child will love Pablo. He’s funny and smart and has a terrific imagination which takes him on wonderfully colourful adventures, which young audiences will want to share. He also sees the world differently, and thinks and processes things differently.”“The series celebrates that difference, inviting viewers to see the world through the eyes of a child with autism, and to be enthralled and entertained by the view. The hope is to begin a new, more optimistic conversation about autism.”The cast and crew of PabloPauline MacNamara, Executive Producer with RTÉJr said: “RTÉjr has been pleased to support and champion Pablo from development stage. It has been a long journey and we’re very excited to bring it to our viewers. Paper Owl’s, and in particular, Grainne’s commitment to enabling people with autism to tell their stories and to bring an understanding of their perspective to all has been as steely as it has been impressive.”Animation services were provided by Kavaleer Productions in Dublin. A second series was commissioned by CBeebies in November 2016, a year ahead of delivery, which is a first for the children’s channel. BBC has also commissioned Paper Owl Films to make: eight short films featuring Real World ‘Pablos’ – children with autism talking about their daily lives; four visual-effects films which reconstruct the everyday experiences of a pre-schooler from an autistic perspective, and six mini-games, featuring Pablo and his imaginary animal friends.Donegal woman shines new light on autism with ground-breaking cartoons was last modified: September 28th, 2017 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)last_img read more