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Felix should edge Miller in 400m

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first_imgThe women’s 400 metres in Beijing is shaping up to be a two-way battle between Shaunae Miller of The Bahamas and American Allyson Felix in the event. Both athletes are now ranked one and two, respectively, going into the championships. The Bahamian won in 49.92 seconds at the Lausanne Diamond League Meet while Felix clocked 50.05 to win at the United States National Championships. Felix, who has won multiple titles in the 200 metres and who got a wild card to compete in the event in Beijing after being the Diamond League winner last year, opted for the 400 metres instead. World leader Francena McCorory who had her worst race this season at the American Trials where she finished fourth, will now only have relay duties to do. With McCorory out, Felix who finished a close second in the on-lap event four years ago in Daegu, behind Amantle Montsho of Botswana, could see this an easier option than the half-lap event. She could regret this decision, however, as she has Miller to contend with. Like Felix, Miller is blessed with good 200m and clocked a best of 22.14 when winning at the Jamaica Invitational meet in May. As the only sub-50 second 400m runner in the field, Miller must be confident going into the event as she is both a former World Youth and World Junior champion. Two years ago as a teenager, she finished fourth in Moscow in the 200m. Without a doubt, Felix is one of the most talented athletes in the world and has played important roles on the United States 4×100 and 4x400m relay teams. She must be pretty confident here and a repeat of her 2011 form in the event where she clocked a personal best of 49.59 could see her getting the better of Miller. Jamaica’s Stephenie McPherson and Shericka Jackson should also do well with McPherson poised to win a bronze medal. For gold it looks a straight battle between Miller and Felix, and Felix is given the slight edge to take home her first major 400 metres title. But if she puts a foot wrong, Miller will definitely take full advantage. MY TOP THREE: 1. Allyson Felix (USA), 2. Shaunae Miller (Bahamas) 3. Stephenie McPherson (Jamaica). -Raymond Graham MILLER CONFIDENTlast_img read more

Man found not guilty of raping 3-year-old

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first_imgConway Gray walked out of the High Court a free man on Tuesday after a 12-member jury found him not guilty of raping a 3-year-old girl back in 2015.The ruling was handed down by Justice Jo Ann Barlow after he was found not guilty by 10 of the jurors.It is alleged that Gray, on June 19, 2015, raped the child. He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay while the case was prosecuted by Seeta Bishundial.In giving the ruling, Justice Barlow told the accused that he was being given another chance and as such, should stay away from the court environment.Meanwhile, he advised the prosecution to continue to provide support for the victim since she is of age to understand what had transpired in court.last_img read more

Ferris takes mountain bike race in busy Bike Club week

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first_imgFerris placed first on the Cactus trails, completing the 6 km long lap with a time of 30:26.Placing second in the race was Andrew Kovacs, who completed the long lap with a time of 30:59, while George Gamble placed third at 32:48.The event also featured two abbreviated distances, with Sam Keats finishing the “Short Course” first with a time of 21:31 and Kelsey Young finishing the Quail Trail at a time of 29:48.- Advertisement -Racers won’t have much recovery time, as the Club will be racing in another time trial Thursday evening, beginning from the Baldonnel School at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Jai Signs & Auto Designs hands over sponsorship

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first_imgGuinness Cage CompetitionJai Signs & Auto Designs of Independence Boulevard, Georgetown returned for another year to add its support towards the exciting Three Peat Promotions’ Guinness Cage Tournament dubbed “East Coast Best versus the Rest”, set to kick off Wednesday evening, at the Haslington Market Tarmac from 19:00h.Jai Signs’ Andrunie Harris (second left) hands over the cheque for an undisclosed sum to Three Peat Promotions’ Lorrieann Baptiste in the presence of fellow staffer Nicholas Rampersaud at the entity’s head officeOn Monday, during a simple ceremony at the entity’s head office, Jai Signs & Auto Designs representative Andrunie Harris handed over a cheque for an undisclosed sum to Three Peat’s Lorrieann Baptiste in the presence of fellow staffer Nicholas Rampersaud.On behalf of the promotional group, Baptiste thanked the company for answering the call for support, adding that the gesture was a clear indication of the entity’s vision for the development of sports, especially at the grassroots level and also its willingness to help in the development of social cohesion among communities.Twenty teams selected from the East Coast of Demerara, Georgetown and the East Bank of Demerara will square off for prize monies in excess of $700,000 and trophies, including individual prizes for outstanding performances.The other scheduled playing days are August 11, 18, and 25 and September 1 when the final is scheduled to be played.There will be giveaways for fans each night of the competition.last_img read more

Wins for Albion, Port Mourant and Rose Hall in exciting round 1

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first_imgBCB/Pepsi 50-Over TournamentThe Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday last bowled off yet another tournament in its historic calendar year. This time around, it hosted the first round of the Pepsi 50-Over Tournament.The Tournament is being contested by 11 First-Division teams on a round-robin basis. The teams vying for the top prize are divided into two zones with Zone A consisting of six teams and Zone B, five teams. Albion Community Centre, Port Mourant Cricket Club, Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club and Young Warriors Cricket Club all registered victories in the first round. Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets cricket team drew the bye while the Blairmont Community Centre vs West Berbice match was postponed due to the Elizabeth Styles Under-21 Tournament Final.At the Number 69 Ground, former Berbice batsman Kandasammy Surujnarine stroked a majestic 132 which included 13 boundaries as Albion Community Centre amassed 236 all out. Kevin Umroa supported with 38, as Omesh Khemraj (3-26); Latchman Roopchand (2-42) and Naeem Yacoob (2-17) bowled well for Upper Corentyne.In response, the home team were bowled out for 196 in 46.2 overs as Devendra Budhoo (71); Terrence Budhoo (36); Latchman Roopchand (18) and Lakeram Latchman (17) batted well.Bowling for Albion Community Centre, Mahendra Chaitram bagged 4-33, Karran Arjpaul 2-48 and Kevin Umroa 2-25.At the Rose Hall Canje Welfare Ground, the home team created a major upset by defeating Tucber Park Cricket Club by four wickets. Rose Hall Canje bowled the visitors out for 165 in 47 overs with Clifford Lindie (26) and Quacy Mickle (21) being the principal scorers. Ameer Rahaman (2-21) and Balram Samaroo (2-30) were the best bowlers for Rose Hall Canje, who in reply raced to 166 for 6 from 31 overs. Attacking opener Martin Singh was out on 97 while Samaroo supported with an unbeaten 46. Devon Clements took 3 for 20 in a losing cause for Tucber Park.Meanwhile, Port Mourant Cricket Club defeated Skeldon Cricket Club by six wickets at the Scottsburg Ground.At the Cumberland Ground, the Young Warriors Cricket Club making a grand return to Berbice First-Division Cricket defeated Police Cricket Club by 65 runs. Young Warriors made 169 all out in 41 overs, with Kassim Khan (79), Seon Hetmyer (24) and Suresh Dhanai (16) being the top scorers as Jamal Jarvis (3-30) and Brentnol Woolford (3-2) bowled well for the lawmen. In reply, Police Cricket Club was bowled out for 104 in 29 overs, as only Delbert Hicks (36) and Brentnol Woolford (12) reached double figures. Kassim Khan (3-21); Trevlon Stanislaus (3 -15) and Linden Austin (2-19) were the main bowlers who destroyed the Police batting line-up.The Tournament will continue this Saturday with the following matches:Blairmont Cricket Club v Tucber Park Cricket Club @ Cumberland GroundPolice Cricket Club v West Berbice Cricket Association @ BathYoung Warriors Cricket Club v Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club @ Rose Hall Canje Welfare GroundAlbion Cricket Club v Port Mourant Cricket Club @ Port MourantRose Hall Town Gizmos &Gadgets v Upper Corentyne Cricket Assoc @ No 69 Groundlast_img read more

OLYMPIAN BOYCE AND MARINE HARVEST TEAM UP FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT DAY

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first_imgOlympian and Letterkenny AC member, Brendan Boyce was guest of honour at the recent Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) ‘Working it Out’ day. The event brought together seven schools from the Fanad peninsula and was organised in conjunction with Marine Harvest, who is supporting Brendan Boyce on his road to Rio.Olympian and Milford native, Brendan Boyce was guest of honour at the recent Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) ‘Working it Out’ day.The event was run by JAI, a voluntary-run organisation supported by local businesses, which aims to encourage students to stay in school and education.Organised in conjunction with Marine Harvest, the event invited seven schools from the Fanad peninsula to take part in the ‘Working it Out’ day in the Rossnakill Community Centre, which combined the world of sport and mathematics. Marine Harvest is Ireland’s largest producer of farmed Atlantic Salmon and the business is supporting Brendan Boyce on his road to Rio.Olympian and Letterkenny AC member, Brendan Boyce was guest of honour at the recent Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) ‘Working it Out’ day. The event brought together seven schools from the Fanad peninsula and was organised in conjunction with Marine Harvest, who is supporting Brendan Boyce on his road to Rio.Key Account Manager, Annette Rodgers, said the children were very excited to meet an Olympic athlete.“We were delighted that Brendan could attend the JAI awards. The students really enjoyed learning more about his sport, race-walking, and the Olympic Games in general. They took part in a Q&A with Brendan and he gave them a quick demonstration of how to race-walk.“Each school presented Brendan with good luck messages and cards, and who knows, his visit may well have inspired the next generation of Olympic athletes from Donegal. On behalf of the whole team at Marine Harvest, we want to wish him every success in Rio this summer.” Olympian and Letterkenny AC member, Brendan Boyce was guest of honour at the recent Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) ‘Working it Out’ day. The event brought together seven schools from the Fanad peninsula and was organised in conjunction with Marine Harvest, who is supporting Brendan Boyce on his road to Rio.Thanking Junior Achievement Ireland and Marine Harvest for the invitation, Brendan Boyce said: “I was delighted to be able to attend the JAI event and it was great to see so many students getting active, while also learning about mathematics. Education is equally as important as getting active and this event is a clever way to mix the two disciplines. A sincere thanks to all of the schools and students who made the wonderful good luck messages and cards – I’ll proudly display them in Rio this summer.”Participating in the “Working it Out” programme were; St. Columba’s National School Ballyheerin, St. Davaddogs National School, Tamney, Scoil Cholmcille National School, Kerrykeel, Croaghross National School, Portsalon, St. Patrick’s National School, Doaghbeg, Drumfad National School and Scoil Mhuire National School, Caiseal.Patricia Friel, Programme Coordinator at Junior Achievement Ireland spoke about the positive benefits of the JAI and ‘Working It Out’ programme.“Junior Achievement Ireland works with local businesses and schools to teach young people about the world of work while also encouraging them to remain in education. The event is designed to test students’ mind and body, so we mix long division and penalty shootouts with averages and skipping and ratios and basketball.Olympian and Letterkenny AC member, Brendan Boyce was guest of honour at the recent Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) ‘Working it Out’ day. The event brought together seven schools from the Fanad peninsula and was organised in conjunction with Marine Harvest, who is supporting Brendan Boyce on his road to Rio.“It’s about making subjects more fun and enjoyable and we had a great day with the students and staff from the participating schools. We’ve been working very closely with the schools in Donegal and we’d like to say a particular thank you to the team at Marine Harvest who invest a lot of time, resources and finance into this initiative.” For more information on Marine Harvest, visit www.marineharvestireland.com or Junior Achievement Ireland, visit www.jai.ie or to follow Brendan’s journey to Rio visit www.brendanboyce.co.uk.OLYMPIAN BOYCE AND MARINE HARVEST TEAM UP FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT DAY was last modified: May 18th, 2016 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:Brendan BoycedonegalMarine HarvestOlympicsRiowalkerlast_img read more

ALMOST €2.5 MILLION ALLOCATED TO UPGRADE HOUSES UNDER DISABLED SCHEME

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first_imgAlmost €2.5 million has just been allocated under Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability for Donegal.The allocation has been welcomed by Labour party Senator Jimmy Harte.” I have been in contact with Minister Jan O Sullivan and she has informed me today of the allocations for the county. I’m hopeful that this money will be welcomed by those who require special assistance. ” A total of €1,958,517 will come from the exchequer while a further €489,629 will come from the local authority making a total of €2,448,116.  ALMOST €2.5 MILLION ALLOCATED TO UPGRADE HOUSES UNDER DISABLED SCHEME was last modified: February 24th, 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:Senator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more

DONEGAL GETS LUCKY ON WINNING STREAK AGAIN!

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first_imgIt appears that Donegal is certainly on a ‘winning streak’ when it comes to appearing on RTE’s lottery gameshow.Agnes McLaughlin from Carndonagh, recently won €45,000, including a car, on the National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE, on Saturday 12 April 2014.Another two people were chosen to appear on the show when their names were picked out by presenter Marty Morrissey on Saturday night last.Both Frances Brennan from Railway Park, Donegal Town and Daniel McLaughlin form the Isle of Doagh will appear on the show next Saturday. Both have chance to walk away with a cool €1 million if they spin the wheel.They are the latest in a long line of players from Donegal to appear on the show.Only recently three of the five people chosen for one of the shows hailed from Donegal.   DONEGAL GETS LUCKY ON WINNING STREAK AGAIN! was last modified: May 18th, 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 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:donegallottoRTEWinning Streaklast_img read more

Talented Women’s Basketball Sophomore Trio Grow In Second Year

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first_imgBy Kylie DeHaven – Drake Athletic Communications Student AssistantThis story originally appeared in the Feb. 5 & 7 edition of the Drake Women’s Basketball Gameday Program.Sophomores Maddy Dean, Paige Greiner and Becca Jonas of the Drake University women’s basketball team each had stellar freshmen seasons, and are looking forward to continuing their success in the Drake uniform during this 2015-16 season. Dean tallied a number of awards her freshman year, including the MVC Freshman of the Year, and a place on the All-MVC First Team and MVC All-Freshman Team. Greiner led the MVC in three-point percentage her freshman year with a 47 percent, and this season currently leads the team with a 42.5 percent mark. Jonas was recognized by the conference with a spot on the MVC All-Freshman Team and All-MVC Honorable Mention accolades. Jonas’ sophomore year was delayed when she had season-ending knee surgery in August, 2015. Jonas is six months into her recovery and can’t wait to get back out on the court. These Drake women’s basketball sophomore standouts had a chance to sit down for an interview. What about Drake and the women’s basketball program led by head coach Jennie Baranczyk made you want to come here?  Dean: “Definitely the people. I think the community here is awesome. What really stood out was the players and just Jennie and her coaching staff. I just really felt like it was a special place here and I wanted to be a part of it. The academics are great, and the location is great.” Greiner: “For sure the first thing was the people. I remember meeting Jennie and immediately felt a connection there and that just grew when I met the team. Also, Drake’s education really stuck out to me and that was really important in my decision. And it was close to home.” Jonas: “Drake was the first school to recruit me. All the games are close to home so my parents are able to come to all the games. That was big for me. And the basketball program in general was on the rise and I wanted to be a part of it.”  As sophomores, you all have a year of experience under your belt, what is the most important thing you learned from freshman year?  Dean: “Probably for me was just the every day stuff. The speed of the game and confidence. We did get to play a lot as freshmen, so we have that confidence and we know what to expect when it comes to conference season. Every day is a different day, but having that experience under our belt is big.” Greiner: “One of the big things I learned was how to take care of my body. Making sure that we’re fueling it the right way and doing all we can to make sure we compete at the highest level. That was a big thing for me.” Jonas: “I guess I would say the biggest thing is really learning how to focus. And that goes for school, for the sport, every day in practice, just being able to hone in on what you’re doing so you can get the most out of every single day.” Becca – you had season-ending surgery knee surgery this past August. How have you been able to manage juggling recovery, school, and still keeping up with everything on the team? Jonas: “Obviously coming off of surgery has been hard not being able to be out on the court. But the team has been super great. The coaches have done a good job of trying to give me stuff to do to keep me involved. It’s been tough, but there’s still stuff you can learn from sitting out and that’s the biggest thing I’ve taken probably. You just see things from a different perspective so I’m trying to take in as much as I can until I get back out there.” What is your favorite memory so far at Drake?  Dean: “Honestly, just the feel of the Knapp Center on game day. Being on our home court with all our home fans and our team is just the coolest thing ever. My favorite memory happens every week but it’s such a cool experience that you can’t beat.” Greiner: “I think one of my favorite memories to date would be beating Creighton this year. That was just a really good team win.” Jonas: “Probably starting 9-0 in the conference last year. The month of January last year was really fun for us. We really just got into our groove.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Chris Matthews receives the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award

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first_imgPolitical analyst and Hardball presenter Chris Matthews received the 2016 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award at a ceremony in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, last night.Chris Matthews known as the blunt and often controversial host of MSNBC’s weekday current affairs programme was visibly emotional as he accepted this prestigious award which is presented annually to a member of the Irish diaspora who has made a remarkable contribution in their chosen field and for their interest in and support for Ireland and it’s diaspora.On behalf of the Inishowen Municipal District, Cllr. Bernard McGuinness opened proceedings by conveying a warm welcome to the beautiful Peninsula of Inishowen to Chris Matthews, his wife Kathleen, Tommy & Shelly O’Neill and to former recipient Brian Schwitzer, the former Governor of Montana. In his address Chris Matthews spoke of how being Irish was an important part of his life and how he grew up keeping score and rooting for Irish Americans in films, in sport and in political life.“Like Tip O’Neill who often said he knew he was Irish long before he knew he was an American, we grew up rooting for the Irish Americans in film, in sport and indeed in political life”.Pictured at the awarding of the 2016 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Friday 23 September 2016 was back row l to r: Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Peter McLaughlin, Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award Committee, Minister of State Joe McHugh T.D., Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council, Cllr. Martin Farren, Michael Tunney, Donegal County Council, Cllr. Bernard McGuinness, Cathaoirleach of Inishowen Municipal District. Front row l to r: Aengus McGrianna, MC, Shelly O’Neill, Chris Matthews, Kathleen Matthews and Tommy O’Neill and Cllr. Rena Donaghey.“John Hume is one of my great heros and I am delighted to have him and his wife Pat here this evening to share this occasion with me. I was lucky enough to be in Ireland covering the events surrounding the Good Friday Agreement and I got a chance to see up close how the Irish politicians worked and to see how a man like John Hume could continue to focus on the everyday things that mattered to the people of Northern Ireland while at the same time brokering such a momentus agreement. It was a truly remarkable occasion.”He also recalled his time working with the legendary Tip O’Neill who he called ‘The Speaker’ throughout his address. “Politics is a process of letting people know who you are and that is what The Speaker had to do. He let people know what mattered to him and by doing this he was able to work with his rivals such as Ronald Regan to get things done for the benefit of the American people.Chris enthralled the audience with his take on the current US Presidential campaign. “What is happening in American today is totally unusual and totally unexpected and no-one was ready for Donald Trump. I don’t think Donald Trump actually represents either party in American politics but he is a brilliant marketer and he is making an impact”.He believes that voters are not necessarily voting for Donald Trump but they are saying no to the establishment and to the existing status quo. “It is not unlike Brexit and people are just saying no to the establishment”.Tip O’Neill 2016 4Pictured at the awarding of the 2016 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Friday 23 September 2016 with recipient Chris Matthews and his wife Kathleen, Tommy & Shelly O’Neill, Professor Paul Arthur, John and Pat Hume, Minister of State Joe McHugh T.D., Cathaoirleach Cllr Terence Slowey with members of the local Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award Committee and elected members and staff of Donegal County Council.Tommy O’Neill, son of the late Tip O’Neill gave a fitting tribute to his father and indeed to this year’s recipient Chris Matthews.“Chris Matthews developed the communications strategy for my dad that got him comfortable with the changing times, by humanising him. By showing the American people that if you got to know him, you’d love him as much as people who really knew him and so he put him on TV and he became as popular as any other American politician at that time. Chris levelled the playing field and forced negotiations and compromise and saved programmes such as social security. That’s why tonight you are applauding him to receive the golden hand of O’Neill and that is what he will be taking back to America with him”. Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey believes that the Irish Diaspora Award is a fitting way to remember the great Tip O’Neill.He said “Tip O’Neill knew that what needed to be achieved in Northern Ireland could not be achieved through the recital of poems or the singing of ballads but by all parties engaging in a meaningful and honest way. Tip O’Neill with other like minded individuals such as John Hume paved the path to Peace in Northern Ireland.”Seamus Neely, Chief Executive with Donegal County Council spoke of the importance of the work that has been done in recent years to strengthen the county’s connection with it’s diaspora.“It is estimated that there are 75 million people across the globe who claim Irish ancestry. This is a resource that we value and cherish and we have been working hard over the last number of years to reach out, in a mutually beneficial way, to those who have a connection with or an interest in Donegal”. Tip O’Neill 2016 5Chris Matthews with his wife Kathleen Matthews receiving the 2016 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Friday 23 September 2016In his address Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh spoke of his recent visit to the states and how he met with many inspiring and influential people from Ireland who are at the top of their game in the US. “I was honoured to meet people from all over the country who are making their mark in their chosen career in the states. Many of these people still have an appetite to return home and this presents a great opportunity for us and for initiatives such as the Global Skills Locator which was launched earlier today”.“Travelling over to the US across the Atlantic Ocean I was struck by the thought that for generations Irish people have been making this trip. Can you imagine what it was like to cross the Atlantic on a boat, the six week journey, with very little food and water. This is the journey that Chris Matthews great grandparents and grandparents would have made. Yet despite these humble beginnings and many, many difficult years of living life in a foreign land the Irish survived. And I don’t think there is any exotic ingredient in the ‘Spirit of being Irish’, it is simply hard work and more hard work”.Tip O’Neill 2016 7Pictured at the 2016 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Friday 23 September 2016 was Seamus Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council, John Kelpie, Chief Executive Officer, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Minister of State Joe McHugh T.D., Cllr. Bernard McGuinness, Cathaoirleach of Inishowen Municipal District, Pat Hume, John Hume and Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Terence Slowey.Minister McHugh continued to make a passionate appeal on behalf of the undocumented Irish in the US. “I met many, many Irish people living in the US illegally. Obviously they are not shouting about it, they are keeping their head down and continuing to live life as best they can. But when you meet a couple who have not come home since 2003 and who sent their 11 and 12 year old children on a plane home on their own this Summer to see their grandparents, it does affect you. We have a duty to keep this issue alive and I am appealing to Chris and to the O’Neill family who understand the dynamics of the political setting in the US to advise us on what we can do to address this issue that is affecting so many young Irish people in America today”.As this year’s recipient, Chris Matthews was awarded the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award by Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh TD.The ceremony concluded with a superb performance by the Gateway Singers.Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh TD. Presenting Chris Matthews with the 2016 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Friday 23 September 2016.Chris Matthews receives the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award was last modified: September 24th, 2016 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