The Italy-South Korea of ​​Davis Cup, behind closed doors by the coronavirus

first_imgThe Davis Cup tie between Italy and South Korea scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Cagliari will likely be held behind closed doors For safety causes resulting from the outbreak of the coronavirus and the organizers will reimburse followers who purchased tickets for the occasion, the Italian Tennis Federation (FIT) studies in an official assertion on Thursday.“In accordance with the provisions of the Authorities, the Davis Cup qualifier on Friday and Saturday in Cagliari will likely be held with no public. All tickets and tickets offered will likely be refunded, “reads the official observe of the FIT.This measure comes after the Italian authorities authorized a decree on Wednesday. that, with regard to sports activities competitions, orders that each one occasions that convey collectively many individuals are held behind closed doors till April 3, as a safety measure to stop additional dissemination of the coronavirus in the nation. The outbreak of this virus has already prompted a couple of hundred deaths and greater than 3,00zero contaminated in Italy and, in an try to dam its growth, the Authorities ordered the closure of all faculties and universities till March 15.The Davis Cup of Cagliari will open this Friday at 12.00 (11.00 GMT) with the duel between Fabio Fognini and Duckhee Lee, adopted by Gianluca Mager in opposition to Ji Sung Nam.Saturday will open with doubles Lorenzo Sonego and Stefano Travaglia in opposition to Ji Sung Nam and Min Kyu Tune and it will likely be accomplished with the particular person Fognini-Sung Nam and Mager-Lee.The profitable group will get one of the twelve tickets for the remaining section, which, like final yr, will likely be performed at the Magic Field in Madrid in November.last_img read more

Gibson/McCook Relays alive and kicking

first_imgLast week, the team leader of the organising committee of the Gibson-McCook Relays (GMR) was interviewed on KLAS Sports Radio. Any sentimentally inclined sporting enthusiast must have been duly moved. Foster’s Fairplay was privileged to have been part of the audience. The show, configured for the ‘riding home’ pleasure of working class Jamaica and hosted by a Fortis stalwart in sports journalist, Stratton Palmer, drove home a salient point. The rich legacy of the event, conceptualised and cofounded by bright minds, was alive and kicking. Forty years ago, inspired by visits to the world acclaimed Penn Relays Carnival, Jamaica’s now departed track and field icon, the energetic and ebullient administrator, Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook, could no longer ignore the bee in his bonnet. The concept, aligned to the energy and enthusiasm to create and replicate for his own, led to the founding of the Gibson Relays, as it was first named. Why not, as the Reverend Percival William Gibson, born in the same year as Prime Minister Norman Washington Manley – had played such a significant and seminal role in the shaping and steering of the McCook of the 1950s. The term ‘no-brainer’, not yet hatched, would now be quite appropriate. It is no easy task to have Kingston College old boy and former athlete medical professor Rainford Wilks speak about the planning team and his achievements. However, it would be a journalistic faux pas not to try. He was quizzed on attempts to emulate the McCook model and sustain the principles, prestige and precision of the event. He explained: “The organisation and execution are based on the same principles as under Mr McCook. The committee consists of complementary personalities and skills required to execute the meet, many carefully chosen by McCook himself and serving long internship – are very prepared for the job.” The assessment demonstrated a stark and unapologetic resolve to laud the work of the man who threw the first die. There was more to come. “We have enhanced the organisation with modern information and communication technology, as well as organisational and accounting principles and requirements.” LOVE AND RESPECT The love and respect for the giant of a sporting icon, seeming to be ever present asserted itself even more in what the professor must have thought was the final query as he offered a sum up remark. “However, the basic attitudes, values and principles are the same ones enunciated by Bishop Gibson and the Honourable Neville Teddy McCook. We will not change a winning formula.” Foster’s Fairplay is not known to sideline those who are the major players – spectators. They should always receive value for funds spent. Many come to the park seeking innovations or features, new or established, which will heighten the appeal of and ensure lasting interest in the spectacle. With this in mind and alert to scarcity of disposable income to satisfy a sophisticated entertainment appetite, there would be no ignoring that. The man who seems to forget his auspicious title, calling himself simply ‘Rainford’, responded. “The GMR is a spectacle, its essence is high-quality athletics executed efficiently and on time. Jamaica is the focus and repository of high-quality athletics, and relay running in particular, and we feel no pressure to change anything, except being more efficient.” He referred to the GMR as “a training ground for track and field officials”. About overseas participation? “(It) would complement the meet and we would welcome it, but it is difficult to arrange for a variety of reasons. We continue to pursue that initiative and we will see how it goes when the opportunity presents itself.” On future plans? “We are in a strategic review process and will have to pay attention to several factors, including sustainable funding, penetration of the Caribbean and wider NACAC area in order to contribute to regional development of athletics. But short of extending to a second day, there is little room for change.” The chief organiser was less effusive on the 2016 features. “We will introduce a bit of spectacle for some of the championship events this year with the help of (sponsors) Digicel. Our emphasis is on quality and efficiency in a safe, fun-filled environment. The spectacle will come from the performances.” Rest well, Teddy. The Gibson McCook Relays will live on. n For feedback, email lauriefoster2012@gmail.com.last_img read more

Fire guts 2 Tucville homes

first_imgBy: Kizzy ColemanA fire suspected to be electrical in origin completely ravaged two houses in a family yard at Tucville, Georgetown on Monday evening leaving at least 12 persons homeless.The destroyed Tucville, Georgetown houseThe two houses located at Lot 3 Tucville Squatting Area were completely destroyed while another in the same yard had extensive water damage.Reports reaching this newspaper stated that at about 08:00h the fire started in the 3rd building in the yard.According to owner of the house saved, Omaelli Chester, she was in her home when she heard screams of fire!“I was inside and I heard people screaming fire! fire! and I came outside and saw the back and middle houses on fire.”The woman explained that upon seeing this, she ran outside and public spirited persons hurriedly formed a bucket brigade but was unsuccessful in saving anything.“We started a bucket brigade but it did not work, the two houses were already ablaze” she grieved.She further disclosed that neighbours assisted her in bringing out her valuables as the fire was starting to catch onto her property.The visibly distressed owner of the house where the fire started, Nicola Junard explained that she smelt smoke and ran out of her home. She disclosed that the fire did not take long to spread.“Before I could even process what was happening, the fire had already spread and started to catch on the middle house”.Reports are that the owner of the middle house lives in Suriname and was made aware of the fire via telephone.When the Fire Service arrived, there was not much that could be done since the fire had already engulfed the buildings. However, they worked assiduously to save the front house from being ravaged.An investigation has been launched into the fire. – 12 homelesslast_img read more

Junior Lone Star Ends Rio Olympic Journey

first_imgLiberia experienced her second worst defeat on Saturday in three years when Ghana’s Black Meteors defeated Junior Lone Star 5-1 to qualify for the second phase in the CAF U-23 Championship on a 7-1 aggregate at the Tamale Sports Stadium in Ghana.It was the return leg, after Junior Lone Star lost 2-0 in the first leg which was also played in Ghana due to the Ebola situation in Liberia.Kotoko forward Dauda Mohammed, Baba Mensah, Sadiq Alhassan and Tamimu Montari all got their names on the score sheet.Cooper Gypia scored Liberia’s consolation goal.Ghana will now face DR Congo in the next round.It may be recalled that Liberia got her first worst defeat in October 2012, when the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Lone Star 6-1 to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations 8-3 on aggregate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dicaire steps down as Flyers head coach

first_imgAfter leading the Fort St. John Senior Flyers to a Coy Cup championship in March, Gerard Dicaire has stepped down from his post as head coach of the club. He made the decision in order to offer more time to his family, and fulfil expanding work commitments according to a release put out by the team.Dicaire has been a member of the organization for a number of years. The former two time NHL draft pick won an Allan Cup with the team, as well as the Savage Cup and a NPHL championship as a player before stepping behind the bench at the start of the 2013-2014 year.Club president Paul van Nostrand said in the release, “As our player/coach the past two years, Gerard proved to be a very capable teacher. He effectively shared his wealth of experience, on the ice and behind the bench. Through his dedication, enthusiasm and sound mentorship,he gained the respect of every member of our young team. Under Gerard’s leadership, the Senior Flyers accomplished something in March that had eluded the club for almost sixty years, the 2014-2015 BC Hockey Senior AA Coy Cup championship.”- Advertisement -The club expressed their thanks and gratitude to the Dicaire family for their dedication to the team.The Flyers will now begin the process of selecting a new bench boss for the upcoming NPHL season. Anyone wanting to coach the squad this year is encouraged to contact general manager Lee Hartman at 250-261-9865, or by email at a.lee.hartman6@gmail.com.last_img read more

Argentina, Uruguay collide in World Cup South America qualifiers

first_imgColombia are second in the standings on 24 points while Uruguay and Chile occupy the other two automatic spots on 23 points.It means that fifth-placed Argentina have little margin for error as they head to Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario for the latest instalment of their historic rivalry with the Uruguayans.Argentina have spluttered their way through the qualifiers so far, notching only six wins in 14 games, but have shown signs of life under new coach Jorge Sampaoli.Sampaoli, who masterminded Chile’s victory at the 2015 Copa America, took control of the ‘Albiceleste’ in May, and began his reign with a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in a friendly in June.A 6-0 romp over lowly Singapore provided a further clue that Sampaoli, who favours an aggressive, attacking style, may already have begun to have an influence.– Higuain axed – Brazil’s Neymar (L), seen chatting with teammates ahead of a training session at the Gremio team training centre in Porto Alegre on August 28, 2017, ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDASampaoli served notice of his determination to invigorate Argentina’s ranks by axing striker Gonzalo Higuain in favour of Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.Icardi is expected to start at the apex of a front three with Messi and Juventus prodigy Paulo Dybala lurking just behind.Argentina’s path to Russia has been complicated by the Court of Arbtitration for Sport ruling on Tuesday that confirmed a sanction against Bolivia for fielding an ineligible player in their September 2016 0-0 draw with Chile.FIFA later converted that result to a 3-0 win for Chile, a ruling that means Sampaoli’s former team now have a one-point advantage over the fifth-placed Argentines.“Now we have to play catch-up to get to the World Cup,” Sampaoli said Tuesday.Uruguay meanwhile are sweating on the fitness of Barcelona star Suarez.The 30-year-old talisman was initially ruled out of the fixture through injury but has travelled back to his homeland to train with the team.Peru’s midfielder Renato Tapia (L) chases Uruguay’s Luis Suarez during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match, in Lima, on March 28, 2017 © AFP/FileVeteran coach Oscar Tabarez hinted Suarez may yet make a dramatic return on Thursday, declining to rule out the striker.“He has shown signs of recovery that have rather surprised us,” Tabarez said.If Suarez fails to win his fitness battle, Uruguay will once again turn to in-form Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who is the top scorer in the qualifying competition with nine goals.“It is a very, very difficult match… We will see who has the most guts for it,” said Tabarez.Elsewhere on Thursday, second-placed Colombia will aim to edge closer to qualification with an away victory over already-eliminated Venezuela.Fourth-placed Chile meanwhile host Paraguay in Santiago as they aim to remain ahead of Argentina in the qualifying positions.Brazil will have the luxury of being able to treat their game against Ecuador in Porto Alegre as a training exercise after securing qualification in their last outing, a 3-0 win over Paraguay in March — their eighth consecutive victory.The game may see Brazil coach Tite select Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, who has not played for the Premier League team this season amid a transfer saga involving Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentina’s forwards Lionel Messi (L) and Mauro Icardi talk during a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on August 29, 2017, ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Uruguay © AFP / Juan MABROMATAMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug 30 – Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.last_img read more

GAA NEWS – KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Senior team lost by 2 points at home to Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday evening on a scoreline of, Na Cealla Beaga 0-8, Gweedore 2-4.The away side led by 6 points at halftime, a much better second half by Killybegs brought them within 1 point but Gweedore held out, Daniel Breslin scored 3 points from halfback for the home team.The Reserve team had a 3 point victory at home to Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday evening on a scoreline of, Na Cealla Beaga 0-13, Gweedore 0-10, a strong last 10 minutes by the Killybegs men seen them through, good team performance with Kevin Martin accounting for 0-6 of the total. The Ladies team are away to Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday at 12.00The under 14 boys team play Four Masters at home on Wednesday at 7.30pm and Naomh Ultan at home on Friday at 7.30pm, both are league games.Under 12 training on Saturday morning at 10.30am.The U-10’s travelled to Ardara last Tuesday evening. They played two matches with both teams performing very well. Thanks to Ardara for their hospitality on the evening. Training continues every Wednesday at 6pm. The U-8’s had their first outing away to st Nauls last Saturday morning with two matches and both teams performing very well. Thank you to St Nauls who organised it very well, training every Thursday at 6.00pm.The Killotto had no winner this week. Numbers were 3, 23, 26, 27. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €6,550.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,850 on 49 calls.GAA NEWS – KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 7th, 2013 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:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more

DD NOTICE: RAMELTON MARNIERS TO HOST 5K FUN RUN NEXT WEDNESDAY EVENING

first_imgRamelton Marniers 5k fun run and walk will take place on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. (AAI PERMITED)Registration from 6pm at Ramelton Community Centre with run and walk from 7.30pm. The route for the 5k is starting at Gamble Square and will finish at the Post Office.This is a quick fast course and only midweek run North of the county, get your running shoes on.DD NOTICE: RAMELTON MARNIERS TO HOST 5K FUN RUN NEXT WEDNESDAY EVENING was last modified: July 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DD NoticeFeaturesNoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH MINORS EARN SUPER WIN OVER NAOMH ULTAN IN LEAGUE OPENER

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News: Dinner Dance 2015It’s the club’s biggest social night of the year as the Aodh Ruadh dinner dance takes place this Saturday 28th February in Dorrian’s Hotel. We will have both the Ulster trophies won by Donegal last year present on the night and tickets are on sale now locally priced €25. Music on the night will be supplied by Trutones.Club meeting The monthly club executive meeting takes place this Thursday at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend. Club registration can be paid between 7.30pm and 8.30pm before the meeting.Open registration session this ThursdayThere will be an open registration session this Thursday between 7.30pm and 8.30pm in Arás Aoidh Ruaidh. Anyone who wishes to sign up for club membership is warmly invited to attend. Club membership for 2015 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. Membership can also be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon’s Corner or contact Betty McIntyre on 0872363879. Players can also download registration forms from aodhruadh.org and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. It is vital all players are signed up club members.FootballThere is a Bord na nÓg meeting this Tuesday, 24th February at 8pm. It is absolutely essential we have all committee members present at this meeting.The minors got their 2015 campaign off to a good start on Sunday with a 5-15 to 1-2 win over Naomh Ultan. The team has joint captains this year, Eugene Drummond and Calum ‘Cookie’ O’Halloran. Cookie was the first to have the honour of taking the toss and certainly lead by example throughout the game. In terrible conditions the football was scrappy on both sides for the first ten minutes and midway through the first half the sides were level at 1-2 apiece. The Aodh Ruadh lads then stepped it up a gear with Philip Patton, Shane McGrath and Garreth Sheerin showing their class with some fine scores. Half-time saw the Ballyshannon men go in with a comfortable lead of 2-7 to 1-2. The second half started with much better football coming from the Aodh Ruadh men, but unfortunately man of the match Nathan Boyle and Ryan McKenna, two of the real work horses on the day had to be subbed off due to injury. The next man down was wing forward Dónal Sweeny who spent a long evening in Sligo hospital with a suspect fracture to his shoulder. We wish Dónal all the best for a speedy recovery. The younger members of the panel Conal Sweeny and Sean Taylor gave great performances when introduced. Jason Gallagher had a great game at full forward and along, with Cáelán Drummond, did all that was asked from them. The back line of Eugene Drummond, Jack Darbon and Jason Granaghan had a quiet second half with most of the play in the other end of the field, but they were very quick to respond to the occasional threat. Oisín Rooney was outstanding in the middle of the field, linking up very well with Daniel Warnock and Oisín Roper. The next outing and the first big test for the minors is at home to Naomh Columba on Sunday 8th March.The first training session of the year for under 14s takes place this Saturday 28th February from 10am-11am in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. With the Mercy Hall unavailable due to mock examinations, under 6 and under 8 indoor training are on a break. Training resumes in the Mercy Hall at the usual times for under 6s and under 8s on Friday 13th March.Indoor training continues this Friday 27th February for under 10s in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 12s from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. Under 10s and 12s are asked to remember to bring in any outstanding registration forms and fees. PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS A CHARGE OF €2 PER HEAD TO COVER THE COST OF HALL HIRE. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.A date for your diaries. The Bord na nÓg quiz takes place on Thursday 5th March in Owen Roe’sLadies Congratulations to our 2014 under 16 Ladies who won the County Championship in their section. The girls were presented with their county medals on Friday night. Many of these players are under 16 again this year. Thanks to managers Teddy Kane and Terence McShea for their work with the girls.Training for under 16s, minors and seniors takes place on Tuesday 7pm and Saturday 11am.The under 14 ladies team of 2014 were also presented with certificates on Friday night also by their manager, Tara Khan. This was to mark the team’s achievement in the County A Section Championship where the girls finished as the top third team in the county.Congratulations to Sarah Patton and the Donegal Senior Ladies who had a very comprehensive win over Clare at the weekend.HurlingThe fixtures for the 2015 Ulster Senior Táin Club Hurling League have been released. This year sees Aodh Ruadh graded in division 2B along with Saint Eunan’s, Setanta, Strabane Shamrocks, and Knockbridge and Saint Fechin’s – both from Louth. The fixtures programme works out as follows:Sunday 29th March: Aodh Ruadh v Setanta.Monday, 6th April: Saint Eunan’s v Aodh RuadhSunday 12th April: Strabane Shamrocks v Aodh RuadhSunday 19th April: Aodh Ruadh v Saint Fechin’sSunday 26th April: Knockbridge v Aodh RuadhSunday 31st May: Setanta v Aodh RuadhSunday 14th June: Aodh Ruadh v Saint Eunan’sSunday 7th July: Aodh Ruadh v Strabane ShamrocksSaturday 18th July: Saint Fechin’s v Aodh RuadhSaturday 25th July: Aodh Ruadh v KnockbridgeUnderage hurling makes a welcome return this Sunday at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Due to the Donegal v Cork game, training will start at the earlier time of 10.30 am and will finish at 11.45am. From next week on training will be at its normal time of 12 noon. All are welcome from five years and upwards, especially beginners. Hurls and helmets will be provided for training, all coaches are qualified. Emphasis will be on fun and learning the skills of our great game. For any details contact any of the following managers: Under 8 John Rooney 086-2587793; under 10 Peter Horan 087-1326786; and under 12 Denis Daly 086-3269550.Under 14 training will take place at 5pm sharp on Saturday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.Coach The Coaches takes place on Saturday 7th March when Pauric Dowdall of Ulster GAA will carry out a workshop in Creevy National School from 3pm to 5 pm for all involved in underage hurling coaching. Any parents who would like to attend this event or help out in any way with underage hurling are asked to contact John Rooney 086-2587793.Coaching workshops and coursesBelow are coaching workshops and courses in February. If you would like to attend any of these please e-mail Emma Gaughan on secretary.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie or text 0863039610.Coaching WorkshopsFootball Goalie SessionVenue: ArdaraDate: Monday, 2 March @ 7.30pmTutor: Pat ShovlinCoaching CoursesFoundation Award for hurlingAll-county – MacCumhaill ParkFriday/Saturday, 13-14th MarchAward 1 for footballAll-county – GlenswillyFriday/Saturday, 27-28th FebruaryAward 1 for hurlingAll-county – MacCumhaill ParkFriday/Saturday, 27-28th FebruaryUlster Coaching ConferenceSaturday, 21st February. 9.00am Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.National Go Games Activity DaySat/Sun 17-18th August, Croke Park.Abbey Centre BingoAnne Granaghan of Bundoran was the winner of last week’s €400 jackpot. This Friday is the February big bingo with a €3,200 prize fund, including the €1,000 jackpot game. The winter snowball now stands at €600 on 51 numbers or less. Big bingo books priced at €15, €8 half book, or a book and half for €20.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €4,500. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 2, 5, 7, 13 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Odhrán O’Neill; John Maguire, Parkhill; Martin Travers, Saint Benildus Avenue; Mary Duggan, Cornhill; and Rita McGullion, Belleek. Next draw in Dicey Reilly’s with a Jackpot of €4,600 on Monday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: LADIES.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.orgGAA NEWS: AODH RUADH MINORS EARN SUPER WIN OVER NAOMH ULTAN IN LEAGUE OPENER was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Drunk woman who drove wrong way up Letterkenny’s Main Street is fined and banned

first_imgA woman who drove up the wrong way of Letterkenny Main Street while drunk has been fined and banned from driving for six years.Ann White was stopped by Gardai on November 2nd, 2016 while driving a red Mitsubishi Colt the wrong way up the town. Letterkenny District Court heard that when interviewed by Gardai she was slurring her speech and was confused.A blood sample later showed she had a reading of 239 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 milligrammes of blood – making her more than four times over the legal drink driving limit.Ms White, aged 56, of Bridge Street, Strabane, was also stopped by Gardai on March 2nd, 2017, at Drumbeg, Raphoe.Gardai were responding to a single vehicle accident after a motorist struck a roadsign and then collided with a ditch.Gardai found Ms White at the roadside and asked her if she needed hospital treatment.But she replied “Fuck off would you? I’m alright. I only had a couple of drinks and I don’t need to go to hospital.”Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client was on disability allowance and only started drinking late in life.He said she obviously had major issues with alcohol and prescription drugs.He said she had little recollection of either event and will probably never drive again.On the first incident of drunk driving at Main Street, Letterkenny, Judge Paul Kelly fined the woman €100 and banned her from driving for two years.In relation to the second charge, he fined Ms White a further €150 and banned her from driving for a further four years.Drunk woman who drove wrong way up Letterkenny’s Main Street is fined and banned was last modified: November 7th, 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)last_img read more