Sport has been rocked by the recent crisis in athletics, culminating in the suspension of the All-Russia Athletics Federation by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) following the release of an explosive World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission report, which alleged state-supported doping in the country.It followed the scandal which has engulfed world football’s governing body FIFA this year, which has seen the indictments of 41 officials and entities by the United States Department of Justice on corruption charges.Bach, writing in an opinion piece ahead of the IOC Executive Board meeting which opened here today, claimed he was an advocate for life bans for those found guilty of doping when he was younger but admitted “such a sanction would not be upheld by a judicial court”.“As an Olympic medallist, recent developments in some sports are particularly upsetting,” Bach, an Olympic fencing champion at Montreal 1976, said. “What saddens me most as a former athlete is that they erode the trust in the clean athlete.“Clean athletes who push themselves day in day out pursuing their dreams see the finger of suspicion pointing at them.“This is the very worst ‘side-effect’ of doping.“We must do everything we can to protect these millions of clean athletes around the world.”Bach’s comments marked the first anniversary of the IOC unanimously passing Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, at an Extraordinary Session in Monte Carlo.The IOC claimed it has made significant progress with the implementation of all 40 recommendations, claiming two-thirds of the 112 expected promises have been delivered, including changing the bidding process ahead of the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, which Budapest, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome are all in the running for.More than 20 per cent are ongoing, with some expected to be complete this year and the rest in 2016.“Fighting corruption also means that good governance for sporting organisations is essential,” Bach said.“The IOC has put the necessary measures in place for a long time.“More recently, the reforms passed in Olympic Agenda 2020 exactly one year ago, ensure internationally recognised standards of governance.”Agenda 2020 is one of the key topics to be discussed here over the next three days, while reports on the progress of upcoming Olympic Games, including Rio 2016, Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020, will be presented by IOC sports director Christophe Dubi.The election of new members is also on the agenda for the meeting, which is due to finish on Thursday.
French hurdler Pascal Martinot-Lagarde says Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt is the best athlete he has ever seen.Martinot-Lagarde, the 2010 World Junior 110-metre hurdles champion, says Bolt has brought fun to the sport of athletics. The 24-year-old Frenchman made his opinion known in an interview in the IAAF Personal Best series.Asked who was the best athlete he has ever seen, Martinot Lagarde said: “Without doubt, it is Usain Bolt.”Our sport became more fun since he burst on to the scene at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games,” he continued, in an interview that appeared on the website of the International Association of Athletics Fede-rations, www.iaaf.org.Martinot-Lagarde was just 17 when Bolt won the Olympic gold medals in the 100 and 200m, with world recordsin Beijing. The charismatic Jamaican unveiled his now famous ‘To Di Worl’ pose there and danced to reggae music after each stunning victory.The Frenchman is an accomplished senior athlete now with silver and bronze medals from consecutive visits to the World Indoor Championships in 2012 and 2014. He is the latest in a line of French hurdlers who began with 1976 Olympic champion Guy Drut.Martinot-Lagarde placed fourth in Beijing at the recent World Championships in the 110-metre hurdles final in which Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment placed second.
Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Roger Yap, Reil Cervantes and Adrian Celada made their presence felt with solid contributions on both ends as the All-Stars rallied from a 10-point deficit in the third period to spoil the debut of the revamped Bataan squad now being coached by Jojo Lastimosa.The 40-year-old Yap had seven points and 11 assists.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 crownEarlier, Navotas thumped Pasay, 83-75, with Levi Hernandez on the firing end.Hernandez, the former Arellano standout, pumped in 26 points, joining forces with Rey Publico, Monbert Arong and Ron Dennison in the second half, where the Clutch finally seized control. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film One of only two holdovers from last season’s team, Publico showcased a more polished offensive game with 22 points and nine rebounds, drawing praises from new coach Richie Ticzon.“We named him team captain to serve as leader on the floor,” said Ticzon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Engaged Kiwi couple rules Albay Xterra China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Manila delivered a stellar home debut, leaning on big plays from Aris Dionisio as it overcame Bataan, 89-82, on Saturday night to barge into the win column of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at San Andres Sports Complex.Dionisio, a star from St. Clare College, finished with 21 points, including the layup that sealed the victory for the All-Stars, who unveiled a lineup made up of former PBA players and collegiate standouts.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
talkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He gives us the latest information surrounding Wilfried Bony’s possible move to Manchester City, as the Premier League champions hunt for a new striker.Samuel Eto’o’s Everton future comes under the microscope as Sampdoria consider bidding for the former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Barcelona star.Meanwhile, he looks at rumours about Rickie Lambert leaving Liverpool in the near future.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:Arsenal to miss out on another transfer target?Newcastle flop forced to wait on Genoa moveLiverpool January transfer target signs for €14m – Kopites react to the news that Shaqiri is an Inter playerExclusive – It will take a ‘special’ offer for an Ipswich star to leave, insists McCarthyPellegrini coy on Bony but confirms Manchester City are trying to sign a striker
Leading entrepreneur Pat McDonagh has snapped up a controversial site in the heart of Letterkenny.McDonagh’s company, Atlantic Enterprises Limited, has purchased the site at Tesco at Letterkenny Shopping Centre.The site has been at the centre of a planning controversy after Tesco attempted to build a petrol station there in recent years. Strong objections from local businessman Eddie Tobin saw the application put on the backfoot before it was finally agreed by An Bord Pleanala.However, work was never commenced on the site but it now appears that Pat McDonagh may be about to start work on the project.A new application for the site has been lodged with Donegal County Council with a decision date due on November 22nd next.The plans involve the demolition of a current shed and the provision of a four-island petrol forecourt, advertising signage, underground storage tanks and the widening of existing roads. The application will also mean the loss of 26 parking spaces at the current site.A spokesperson for Atlantic Enterprises has so far failed to respond to a query on the application.Supermacs takeaway boss eyes up Letterkenny site was last modified: October 14th, 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) Tags:donegalletterkennyPat McDonaghSUpermacs
AISLING CALLAGHAN’S superb pictures from the Red Arrows display over Donegal earlier today.Conditions could not have been better. PICTURE SPECIAL: RED ARROWS DISPLAY OVER LOUGH FOYLE was last modified: June 29th, 2014 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:donegalGreencastleLough Foylemovillered arrows
He has spent almost 30 years in the confines of Letterkenny courthouse and yet has enjoyed no time off for good behaviour.All that is soon change for manager of the court service, Val Cronin, who is to retire from his position after 28 years in the coming days. Tributes, some of them rather unusual, were paid to the mild-mannered Corkman at Letterkenny District Court yesterday.They were led by District Court Judge, Paul Kelly, who said Mr Cronin had put in “sterling service.”“Very few people come to court willingly but Val and his staff have done their best that people get the best of service and are afforded all due courtesy and consideration,” he said.Anita Toland, a colleague of Mr Cronin, always paid tribute for the help and guidance he had shown staff down through the years.Even Circuit Court Judge John O’Hagan, interrupted his court to visit the District Court and to wish keen sportsfan Val a happy retirement.He said that Mr Cronin was a great contributor and made things run very smoothly adding that the staff have great respect for Val saying “and I have to.”Garda Inspector Michael Harrison said there were no traffic lights in County Donegal nevermind computers when Mr Cronin arrived in the county and sent him genuine good wishes when he steps out from behind his desk at Justice Louis Walsh Road.Barrister Peter Nolan said he remembered Val arriving in court and helping the late caretaker Charlie Price clear the courts of rats before lighting a fire ahead of the day’s proceedings.“I’m not joking when I say there were actual four-legged rats in the old courthouse. They were different times.“I’d like to wish Val all the best in his retirement. The running is gone (Val completed 12 marathons in his day!) and his hips aren’t what they used to be but he will still beat anybody I know in a sports quiz,” said Mr Nolan.Tributes to Mr Cronin were also paid by barrister Damien Crawford, solicitor Kieran O’Gorman and by the probation services.“Mr Gorman added that Val could have stayed longer and said “it’s our loss that he didn’t.”Mr Cronin was last to address the court and like his dealings with the public, he was to the point but always polite.Using a sporting analogy (what else?), Val said like horse-trainer Aidan O’Brien it was easy to get the one, two and three in a race when he had such a good team around him.And with that another chapter in the legal profession of Donegal was closed and the business of the day resumed as licensing matters were called.* On a personal note Donegal Daily staff would like to thank Val for his kindness, help and patience down through the years when looking for “details’ from court cases. Always obliging, he will be sorely missed. Wishing him many years of golf, sport quizzes and family time with wife Rose and family. No traffic lights but plenty of rats when court clerk Val arrived! was last modified: October 11th, 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:courtretirementVal Cronin
Milford 10k 2012 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 443 34.57 Kevin Ferry SM Letterkenny A C 2 298 35.08 Kieran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C3 268 35.16 sean McGettigan SM Finn Valley A C4 442 37.01 Jude O’ Donnell SM Letterkenny A C5 262 37.14 Pat Hegarty M50 Finn Valley A C 6 341 37.45 Brian Ferry SM Individual7 294 37.47 Padraig Friel SM Letterkenny A C8 452 37.51 Gerard Mc Granaghan SM Letterkenny A C9 299 38.48 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny A C10 458 39.13 P.J Boyce M50 Cranford A C 11 363 39.29 Niall Barry SM Individual12 287 39.31 Michael Deveny M40 United Health Care13 435 39.40 Raymond Doherty M45 Finn Valley A C14 251 39.41 Hugh Coll SM Individual 15 295 39.49 Adrian Callaghan SM Letterkenny A C16 253 39.59 Joe Gallagher SM Individual17 296 40.21 Ciaran O Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C18 455 40.22 Paul Mc Monagle SM Letterkenny A C19 307 40.36 Annraoi Cheevers SM Letterkenny A C20 288 40.59 Ciaran Coyle SM United Health Care21 263 41.20 Ray McGahey M40 Individual22 368 41.43 Hugh Hunter SM Individual23 254 41.59 Joe Hegarty M50 Finn Valley A C24 436 42.08 James Gibbons M50 Finn Valley A C25 449 42.28 Paul Cosgrove M40 Letterkenny A C26 264 42.43 Paul Friel M40 Individual27 448 42.49 Richard Raymond M50 Letterkenny A C28 357 42.59 Barney Coyle SM Individual29 261 43.04 Marie Boyle SW Letterkenny A C30 348 43.10 Mark McPaul JM Milford A C22 September Page 1 of 5 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club31 370 43.30 Curly Coyle SM Individual32 453 43.35 Monica Mc Granaghan SW Letterkenny A C33 329 43.39 John Doherty SM Individual34 361 43.44 Brian Doherty SM Individual35 364 44.02 Patrick Mc Conigley JM Letterkenny A C36 347 44.02 Sheamus Doherty JM Letterkenny A C37 250 44.15 Sylvester Hiemstra M40 Milford A C38 266 44.24 Kenny Graham M40 Individual39 257 44.24 Phil Boyle M40 Letterkenny A C40 356 44.34 Liam Marley M50 Cranford A C41 256 44.44 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A C42 258 45.45 Naoise Enright SM Letterkenny A C43 450 45.47 Jane Mc Ginley SW Individual44 465 45.50 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley A C45 252 46.04 Hugh O’Donnell M50 Individual46 336 46.38 Walter Graca SM Individual47 332 46.53 James Doherty M60 Milford A C48 260 47.24 Margret Shiels W40 Letterkenny A C49 369 47.29 Brian Boyce SM Individual50 328 47.30 Christopher Lynch SM Individual51 373 47.32 Nancy McNamee W45 Finn Valley A C52 303 47.35 Brendan Boyce SM Letterkenny A C53 439 47.59 Niamh Mc Daid SW Letterkenny A C54 451 48.22 Cathal Roarty M45 Letterkenny A C55 259 48.29 Amanda McNulty SW Letterkenny A C56 371 48.33 Joe Coyle SM Individual57 372 49.41 Manus Boyce SM Individual58 365 50.05 Finn Begley W40 Individual59 324 50.27 Damien McBride SM Individual60 454 50.38 Siobhan Mc Hugh W40 Individual61 379 50.43 Debbie Huston W40 Individual62 289 51.26 Noel McGettigan SM United Health Care22 September Page 2 of 5 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club63 464 51.39 Caroline Mc Ateer W45 Individual64 446 52.00 Nigel Black SM Individual65 360 52.06 Trisha Nilty SW Milford A C66 343 53.25 Josephine Flanagan W40 Individual67 327 54.35 Claire Curly SW Individual68 338 54.43 Rosemary Mc Gee W40 Individual69 467 54.49 Mary Van Ruiven SW Individual70 351 54.57 Gerard McFadden M45 Individual71 345 55.02 Declan Friel SM Milford A C72 461 55.05 Declan Breslin M40 Individual73 376 55.24 Derek O Connor SM Individual74 270 55.38 Janette Mc Nulty SW Individual75 313 55.43 Tommy Naughton SM Individual76 339 55.46 Clodha Mc Gee JW Milford A C77 282 55.54 Agnes Ryan SW Milford Couch210k78 447 55.58 Sinead Black SW Individual79 315 55.59 Brida Friel SW Individual80 378 56.32 Liz Gallagher Walker Individual81 431 56.35 Andrew Stewart SM Individual82 269 56.36 Sharon Molloy SW Individual83 281 56.38 Cheryl Towns W40 Milford Couch210k84 279 57.15 Leona Cullen SW Milford Couch210k85 278 57.15 Orla Cullen SW Milford Couch210k86 346 57.16 Patrice McBride Walker Individual87 285 57.17 Gerard McGettigan SM Milford Couch210k88 318 57.19 Rachel McMahon Walker Individual89 362 57.36 Liam McLoughlin SM Individual90 273 57.43 Rosaleen Ford W40 Milford Couch210k91 309 58.11 Nesssa McBride SW Milford A C92 280 58.23 Eileen Gibbons SW Milford Couch210k93 337 58.24 Annette Morgan SW Milford A C94 311 58.34 Sharon Cannon SW Individual22 September Page 3 of 5 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club95 437 58.36 Orla Mc Bride SW Individual96 355 58.50 Lorna O’Donnell W40 Individual97 342 58.53 Mary T Gallagher SW Individual98 310 59.28 Lucinda Nash SW Individual99 353 59.35 Yvonne Mc Glynn SW Individual100 272 60.17 Mary Doherty W40 Milford Couch210k101 312 60.23 Margaaret Eastwood SW Individual102 267 61.18 A M Hannigan SW Milford A C103 457 61.18 Grace Friel W45 Milford A C104 466 61.57 Yvonne O’ Donnell SW Individual105 438 61.57 Ann Doherty W60 Individual106 276 61.58 Lynn Ramsey SW Milford Couch210k107 323 62.09 Sandra Cullen M45 Individual108 350 62.28 Noelle Blaney SW Individual109 290 62.36 Peter Branigan SM United Health Care110 322 62.46 Nancy Gallagher SW Individual111 352 63.25 Martin McAteer M40 Individual112 340 64.05 Josephine Burke W50 Milford A C113 456 64.14 Una Mc Cotter SW Individual114 326 64.48 Brigid Friel W40 Individual115 349 65.25 Trisha Blaney SW Individual116 367 65.41 Annetta Donnelly SW Individual117 462 65.47 Linda Harkin SW Individual118 463 65.54 Kieranna Mc Cormick SW Individual119 444 66.22 Michael Douglas SM Individual120 275 67.59 Mary O’Donnell W55 Milford Couch210k121 283 68.42 Lisa Hiemstra SW Milford Couch210k122 277 68.42 Bernie Haughy SW Milford Couch210k123 354 70.49 Valerie McElwaine SW Milford A C124 274 70.49 Josie Gallagher W40 Milford Couch210k125 271 70.50 Bernie O’Donnell W40 Milford A C126 445 71.14 Will Douglas Walker Individual22 September Page 4 of 5 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club127 344 73.03 Marie McGroary SW Milford A C128 292 76.06 Mary Feeney SW Unattached129 434 82.32 Freya Rambsey Walker Individual130 433 82.32 Orla O’ Donnell Walker Individual131 359 84.15 Claire Kildea Walker Individual132 358 84.15 Aisling Mehan Walker Individual133 305 84.15 Marie Meehan Walker Individual134 306 84.15 Sally Gallagher Walker Individual135 460 84.50 Rose Coyle Walker Individual136 459 84.50 Peggy Gallagher Walker Individual137 316 88.59 John McCallum Walker Individual138 366 88.59 Pat Connors Walker Individual139 441 93.20 Caroline Mc Groddy Walker Individual140 440 93.21 Jacquilne Mc Groddy Walker Individual141 317 94.38 Katie McCallum Walker Individual142 377 96.12 Amanda McCoy Walker Individual143 319 96.13 Roger McMahon Walker Individual144 308 96.30 Mary Durning Walker Individual145 380 96.30 Jullie Mc Devitt Walker Individual146 325 97.40 Sunie Connors W45 Individual147 320 97.41 Kathleen McBride Walker Individual148 314 97.42 Ann Lee Walker Individual149 321 97.43 Tommy McBride Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 14922 September Page 5 of 5ATHLETICS: RESULTS OF THE MILFORD 10K was last modified: September 22nd, 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:ATHLETICS: RESULTS OF THE MILFORD 10K
You’ll laugh until your sides hurt.And if you don’t then Bill Vaughan or Eunan McBride will give you your money back. That’s not exactly what they said but that’s what we’re expecting from the latest offering by Glen Productions ‘The Marriage Plan.’Anybody who has been to the two previous productions by Glen Productions will know that a change of underwear may be advised!The play is part of an overall variety night called ‘Giggles and Tae’ which will include traditional music, song and dance ad other comedy sketches.Doors for the show open at 7.30pm with the show starting in Glenswilly GAA club at 8pm next Friday, March 16th. Tickets for the show are priced at €10 and the money raised will go to two very worthy causes locally.And of course there will be tae in the hall afterwards!Sure what else would you be doing on a Friday night but throwing things at Ryan Tubridy on RTE One?! TAE, TEARS OF LAUGHTER AND AND A GOOD CAUSE! was last modified: March 8th, 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:GIggle and TaeGlen Productionsglenswilly