first_imgWHAT a weekend of action and success it was for Letterkenny A.C. On Sunday Olympic Games hopeful, Maria McCambridge smashed the course record by 30 seconds in the John Treacy Dungarvan Run.Maria, won the race in a time of 55.58 ahead of Lizzie Lee 2nd in 57.30. Meanwhile, after being selected to run for the Northern Ireland & Wales team at the McCain City Challenge, Danny Mooney, won the 800 metres at the Cardiff Celtic Cup Indoor meet (1.52) Ruairi Finnegan was third in the 1500 metres (3.48.65).The McCain City Challenge is a Nationwide, City Team based athletics competition. Eight teams from Glasgow to London and Newcastle to Cardiff will compete across 2 League matches to fight for the title of MCC Champions 2012. This promises to be a fantastic competition and a well deserved rewarding selection for Danny. The local action was in Lifford locally with the last of the 5k series. Well done to all our athletes. Ivan Toner (6th-16.49) led the club followed by Humphry Murphy (11th-17.28- first man over-40), Marcus McClintock (12th-17.29), Marty Gormley (15th-17.42), Joe English (18th- 18.00), Noreen McGettigan (28th-19.05 and first woman home), Kevin Toner (37th-19.41, first man Over-60), Gabriel McCrossan (53rd- 20.49) and Paul Cosgrove (66th-21.52). Well done to all. Great to see Paul Cosgrove on the road again after a troublesome injury.Three of our club athletes made their way to Dublin for the 5 mile Raheny race. Ciaran O’Donnell (30.47), Gerard Mullan (33.01) and Richard Raymond (34.05) all put in super performances.Ciaran was 50 seconds quicker than the 5 mile a few weeks ago in Letterkenny while Gerard and Richie shaved 15 and 25 seconds respectively off their last times for the distance.     LETTERKENNY ATHELTIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 29th, 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:Letterkenny Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

CattleWomen’s Corner: Ginger-orange barbecued beef back ribs

first_imgThis recipe for ginger-orange barbecued beef back ribs comes from the California Beef Council’s Pacific Ribs brochure.6 pounds well trimmed beef back ribs2 teaspoons grated lemon rind1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons dark soy sauceDash of hot chili oilGrated orange and lemon rind for garnishCut beef between … 3/4 cup fresh orange juice1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 4 cloves)1/2 cup hoisin sauce1/4 cup honeylast_img

Proposal to cut trees at Aarey still in limbo

first_imgThe Tree Authority on Tuesday deferred a proposal to remove 2,702 trees to construct a Metro car shed inside Aarey Colony. Members have demanded a visit to the site before they can take a decision. The Shiv Sena had opposed the proposal in the past. When it was tabled before the Tree Authority in Tuesday’s meeting, the party did not directly oppose it, but supported the demand for a site visit. Work on the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro 3 is under way, but the proposal for the car shed has been met with stiff resistance since the beginning. There were massive protests against the plan to remove the trees, supported by Yuva Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray and Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. “We all want development and we all want the Metro. But Shiv Sena will not allow such large scale cutting of trees. The car shed can be built at several other locations. Besides, there is the issue of 27 adivasi pada (hamlets) inside Aarey Colony,” Sena leader Yashwant Jadhav said after the meeting. Tribals living in the Aarey forest have opposed the car shed as they would lose their homes and livelihood. The Sena has supported their cause. The Tree Authority members will now take a call on the matter after the visit to the site.last_img read more

CLT20 will shift focus from spot-fixing: Players

first_imgThe Champions League Twenty20, starting here on Friday, will give cricket fans around the world an opportunity to shift their focus on the game from the murky spot-fixing scandal involving Pakistani players, feel international cricketers.Australian pacer Shaun Tait said the ‘spot-fixing’ scam was a slur on the game and CLT20 will bring a breath of fresh air for the fans.”It is good time for this tournament to happen because cricket will be moving forward. People will at last get to see a competitive tournament rather than look at the rubbish going on in England,” he said today referring to the ‘spot-fixing’ reports.”The tournament is happening in the perfect time because it will shift the focus back on cricket,” added Tait, who will be playing in the CLT20 for South Australian Redback side.Cricket plunged into crisis after an expose by a British tabloid showed three Pakistani players — Test captain Salman Butt and pace duo of Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir — were allegedly involved in spot-fixing during the Lord’s Test against England.The tainted trio were suspended by the International Cricket Council and an investigation by Scotland Yard is going on.Big-hitting West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard was also of the view that CLT20 brings an opportunity to regain spectators’ faith in the game.”I don’t want to speak on the topic because I am not involved in it and so far in my career nothing like this happened. The most we (cricketers) can do at this moment is play competitive, hard and fair cricket whenever we get on to the field be it CLT20 or in international matches,” said Pollard, who will be representing Mumbai Indians in the tournament.advertisementSouth African middle-order batsman JP Duminy, however, expressed sympathy for 19-year-old promising left-arm pacer Aamir but said when it comes to match-fixing he always prefer to remain extra vigilant.”It is a pity that such serious and big allegations have come into cricket. But personally, I always try to keep myself miles away from all these things. For a cricketer it’s about saying right things at the right time and remaining extra careful,” the left-hander said.”I feel for Aamir. It is a pity to be in this position, especially in this young age. I hope he comes out clean and enjoy a long career,” added Duminy, who will turn out for Mumbai Indians in CLT20.last_img read more