Car park renamed in memory of much-loved Letterkenny teacher


first_imgThe family and friends of the late Hugh Duffy came together with the elected members of Letterkenny Municipal District last Friday afternoon to mark the official opening of a car park named after a popular local man.The car park which is known locally as the ‘Old Mart Car Park’ was renamed to honour one of Letterkenny’s most well known residents – the late Hugh Duffy.Hugh Duffy, who passed away in December 2014 aged 85 years old, lived in nearby College Row where his wife Elaine still lives.  He was a native of Galway and came to work in St. Eunan’s College where he taught Latin and History.  He took a great interest in the ongoing development of Letterkenny and played an active part in keeping the site in Council ownership. Cllr Ian McGarvey, Cathaoirleach of Letterkenny MD, officially opening the Hugh Duffy Car Park, along side Elaine Duffy, wife of the late Hugh Duffy and their children Jarlath, Nicola, Paula and John. Also in attendance were Cllr Ciaran Brogan, Cllr Michael McBride, Cllr Gerry McMonagle and Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh.A motion was passed by the Members of the Letterkenny MD in October 2018 to name the car park in his memory.Mayor of Letterkenny MD Cllr Ian McGarvey officially opened the car park and unveiled a plaque in Mr Duffy’s memory.Speaking at the official opening, Cllr. Ian McGarvey said that “it is a fitting tribute to name this car park in honour of the late Mr. Duffy and I am delighted that his wife Elaine is with us today to share this special occasion.”Mrs Elaine Duffy, wife of the late Hugh Duffy, pictured at the official opening of the Hugh Duffy Car Park on Friday evening last.Cllr McGarvey added: “Mr. Duffy made Letterkenny his home and contributed so much to life in the town from being a teacher in St. Eunan’s College to his work in the community, Mr. Duffy like so many other people in Letterkenny, gave his time and effort generously for the betterment of others and I am delighted to be here today as Mayor of Letterkenny to honour Mr. Duffy in this way.” The former Old Mart Car Park is renamed to ‘Hugh Duffy Car Park’Car park renamed in memory of much-loved Letterkenny teacher was last modified: April 29th, 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:hugh duffy car parkletterkennyold mart car parklast_img read more

London Olympics: Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Chinshanlo wins gold, sets new world record


first_imgKazakhstan’s teenage prodigy Zulfiya Chinshanlo powered her way to a weightlifting gold in the 53kg category on Sunday, breaking her own world record in the clean and jerk. The 19-year-old posted a snatch of 95kg before making history with 131kg in the clean and jerk, one kilogram more than her effort at last year’s world championships.The total of 226kg gave a seven-kilo winning margin ahead of Hsu Shu-Ching of Chinese Taipei, who took the silver, and Moldova’s Cristina Iovu, who won the bronze.Hsu was awarded the silver over Iovu due to a lesser bodyweight.China’s 17-year-old prodigy Zhou Jun, one of the favourites for gold, was a surprise early casualty, failing to snatch 95kg.Another contender, Yuderqui Contreras of the Dominican Republic, also crashed out in the snatch after dropping all three attempts at 94kg.last_img read more

Brad Hogg wants Perth Scorchers to stun big guns in CLT20


first_imgScorchers will face an uphill battle against Kolkata Knight Riders in their next gameObserving that the ongoing Champions League T20 tournament would be a great learning experience for the Perth Scorchers, senior player Brad Hogg on Tuesday said his team is hoping to put its best foot forward and pull off some upsets in the event.”Our ambition is to try and win; last year we came over with an inexperienced team. We were not expecting too much. We came over (this year) here with the goal of getting experience for our younger players; we have injuries; we have players going to IPL teams. We could not get overseas players. Wish we got a pretty strong team; we are expecting to upset the competition; we want to upset a few teams,” he said ahead of Perth Scorchers’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders tomorrow.Hogg said that the match with a reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders would be a great experience for the young players in the team.”We are coming up against, probably, an international team; there are known international players with vastness and experience that is a good learning experience,” he said.The Scorchers are looking to produce international cricketers with the experience of playing in the Champions League, he said.Replying to a query, he said the pitch looked good and might turn later on as the match progressed.last_img read more

ISL: Izu Bobo Azuka gets Jamshedpur FC’s first goal in victory over Delhi Dynamos


first_imgIzu Bobo Azuka scored the lone goal as Jamshedpur FC defeated Delhi Dynamos FC 1-0 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match in Delhi on Wednesday.Azuka (60th minute) scored on the hour mark to hand ISL debutants Jamshedpur their first win in the tournament.Delhi on the hand, suffered their second consecutive defeat at home.Jamshedpur, who kept a clean sheet for the fourth consecutive match, rose to the fifth spot in the 10-team table with six points from four matches..@JamshedpurFC grabbed their first goal and first three points in the #HeroISL with a hard-fought victory over @DelhiDynamos!More videos: https://t.co/2Sy1LgU3Vs#ISLRecap #LetsFootball #DELJAM pic.twitter.com/VJLZTt002x- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 6, 2017Delhi, who slipped to the ninth position, have three points from four matches.Delhi enjoyed the majority of possession early in the first half but the first big chance came at the other end in the 21st minute. Brazilian midfielder Memo’s forward ball for Bikash Jairu set up the attack and the winger found Azuka in the box. The last named, however, saw his attempt sail wide of the post.At one point Miguel Angel Portugal’s side had over 71 percent possession but had nothing else to show.Jamshedpur FC were happy to defend deep inside their own half and tried to hit Delhi on the counter whenever possible.Siddharth Singh’s darting run into the Delhi box in the 29th minute opened up a shooting opportunity for Matheus Trindade, but the Brazilian’s side-footed shot was well blocked by Vinit Rai.advertisementDelhi continued to dominate possession in the second half but Jamshedpur FC were showing more ambition going forward. In the 56th minute, Jamshedpur FC were presented a golden opportunity to take the lead from the spot after Pratik Choudary brought down Azuka inside the box.Former Cameroonian international, Andre Bikey stepped up to take the kick but his tame effort was easily stopped by Delhi Dynamos goalkeeper Albino Gomes..@DelhiDynamos’ Albino saw that Bikey penalty coming!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/wKw7LJbHR3 JioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #ISLMoments #DELJAM #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/5NIvDR1EGm- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 6, 2017Just two minutes later, Steve Coppell’s side went ahead thanks to Azuka’s header. Mehtab Hossain’s free-kick from the left found Azuka unmarked inside the box and the Nigerian forward had a simple task of guiding the ball past the Delhi goalkeeper.Beautifully floated in by Mehtab Hossain for Azuka to score @JamshedpurFC’s first goal! #DELJAM #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/GR4DsfW81z- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 6, 2017Delhi tried to get back into the game but couldn’t find a way past Jamshedpur’s solid defensive line. Despite having 70% of ball possession the Delhi side failed to really trouble Jamshedpur FC goalkeeper Subrata Paul who now has four clean sheets in a row.last_img read more

Olympiacos defeats Barcelona on historic evening


first_imgIt was a historic night at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, where local heroes Olympiacos Piraeus defeated FC Barcelona Lassa 59-52. Vassilis Spanoulis scored 15 points and dished 6 assists – including the 1,000th assist of his storied EuroLeague career – to lead the Reds. The Olympiacos’ defensive effort held Barcelona to a record-low in scoring in the competition. The result set both teams’ record at 4-3. Erick Green added 9 points off the bench and Khem Birch collected 7 rebounds for the winners, who forced Barcelona into 17 turnovers. Jonathan Holmes led Barcelona with 13 points and 9 rebounds and Tyrese Rice added 11 points, but struggled with his shooting and missed all 5 of his three-point attempts.The visitors turned to Ante Tomic early, but he lasted less than five minutes before taking a seat with his second foul. Spanoulis was sharp in pushing the Reds to an 11-9 edge. Spanoulis followed his 1,000thcareer assist with a pull-up three pointer for a 19-12 advantage. Holmes amassed 10 first-quarter points to keep Barcelona close. The scoreboard showed 21-16 after 10 minutes. Green came off the bench to make an impact for the Reds, though Joey Dorsey kept the visitors close, 32-25, at halftime. Spanoulis drained a three to start the second half, which put the Reds up by double figures. Rice finally got on the scoreboard for Barcelona. He sent an alley-oop assist to Dorsey for a slam, then darted inside for a layup and then sank 2 free throws to trim the deficit to 39-34 midway through the quarter. Threes by Daniel Hackett and Green kept the Reds in charge. Ioannis Papapetrou put-back and three-pointer gave Olympiacos a 49-38 cushion through three quarters. Barcelona struggled with its shooting, but managed to claw within 56-51 in the penultimate minute, however Birch scored inside as the hosts were able to preserve the victory. Source: EuroleagueTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

CP NewsAlert TSB says derailed train began to move on its own


first_imgCALGARY — Investigators say a Canadian Pacific freight train was parked and began to move on its own before it derailed and killed three crew members on the Alberta-British Columbia boundary.The Transportation Safety Board says the westbound train had been parked on a grade for two hours near Field, B.C., when the westbound train started rolling.The board says the crew had just boarded the train, but weren’t yet ready to depart.It says the train gained speed well in excess of the 32 km/h maximum for the tight turns in the mountain pass.Some 99 cars carrying grain and two locomotives derailed at a curve ahead of a bridge.The three crew were all in the lead locomotive, which plunged into a river.The Canadian Presslast_img read more