HEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 ROYAL HEROINE STAKES BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS

first_imgHEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 ROYAL HEROINE STAKES BY 2 ¾ LENGTHS AS PRAT & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:33.53ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2019)–One of the best claims of all-time, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika became racing’s newest millionaire with an authoritative 2 ¾ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita.  Handled by her regular partner Flavien Prat, the 5-year-old Skipshot mare got a mile on turf in 1:33.53.Attentive to the early pace, Vasilika was third, about a length off the lead turning for home and quickly kicked clear of Cordiality and Smoovie while easily keeping runner-up Meal Ticket at bay late.  A winner of 10 of her 13 starts since being claimed 14 races ago for $40,000 on Feb. 11, 2018, Vasilika, who came off an impressive win in the Grade II, one mile turf Buena Vista Stakes Feb. 23, was off as the 1-5 favorite in a field of seven older fillies and mares and paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10.“We broke fine at the rail,” said Prat.  “We changed our strategy when I saw Mike (Smith, aboard second choice, Ms Bad Behavior) was out of the race on the first turn and I went to plan B.  I can never do anything wrong with this mare.  No matter what I do, she covers me.  She is definitely something special.”Owned by All Schlaich Stables, LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Gatto Racing, LLC and George Todaro, Vasilika, who is out of the Marquetry mare La Belle Marquet, notched her sixth graded stakes win and with the winner’s share of $120,000, she now has earnings of $1,058,595.“I talked to Flavien a little bit before the race and I told him if ‘You wanted to do something a little different, I didn’t mind.’  I think he was a little nervous about being back (off the pace) today, so he kept her a little closer and it worked anyway.  She’s doing good right now, that’s for sure.”(It was the second stakes win on the day for Hollendorfer, who won the Cal-bred Evening Jewel earlier and for Prat, who guided Bellafina to victory in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks).Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Meal Ticket rallied well for the place, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Space Talk.  Off at 24-1, Meal Ticket paid $8.40 and $6.20.English-bred Space Talk, who was far back early, was easily third, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Raven’s Lady.  Off at 41-1 with Rafael Bejarano, Space Talk paid $4.20 to show.Ms Bad Behavior, who was eased after breaking on top under Smith from her number two post position, appeared to bolt heading into the Club House turn, but Smith refuted that observation.“No, she didn’t bolt,” he said.  “I just didn’t like the way she was moving.  I’d rather be safe than sorry.”Fractions on the race were 22.99, 46.31, 1:09.66 and 1:21.69.last_img read more

Hindus for Selfless Service hosts first Hanuman Yatra

first_img…in commemoration of Hanuman JayantiIn observance of the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, celebrated on Friday, the Hindus for Selfless Service (HSS) organization hosted the first Hanuman Yatra procession on the West Coast of Demerara.Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Hanuman, revered as one of the greatest warriors and the greatest devotee of Lord Rama.A section of the processionWith Hanuman’s motto, “I will not rest until Ram’s work is done,” HSS organized the Hanuman Jayanti Yatra for the very first time in Guyana. The procession began at Hague and proceeded west, and at Tuschen and proceeded east, the groups converging at the Nirvana Centre at Meten-Meer-Zorg for a cultural programme. As the Yatra proceeded, led by vehicles playing Hanuman Bhajans and the Hanuman Chalisa, devotees, both young and elderly, came out in large numbers and showed great enthusiasm throughout the event. They were dressed mostly in red traditional Indian garments. Some walked, others rode their bicycles or drove vehicles, all chanting and singing along to the Hanuman Chalisa as they waved their red flags and showed great strength and unity. As devotees from the different villages joined in the procession, a Hanuman flag was planted. This added to the splendour of the event, which kept getting better.At the Nirvana Centre, the groups were welcomed with tassa drumming with great pomp and gaiety. As is customary, tilak was applied to the foreheads and raksha sutra tied to all attendees.The cultural programme featured ISKCON, many local singers and dancers, and a danda (stick fighting) demonstration by sevaks. A chanting from the Ramcharitmanas of a chaupi (verse) from the Sundar Kand Chapter which is dedicated to Hanuman was read by Pt. Charranlall Nandalall on behalf of the West Demerara Pandits’ Organization.Mentore of HSS-Guyana, Ravi Dev, who contextualized the actions of Hanuman in Guyana today, delivered the main message. He said that, like Hanuman who had forgotten his pedigree, Guyanese Hindus need to be reminded about the greatness of their religious heritage. Just as how Sita Mata was abducted and had to be rescued before Ram Rajya could be established, in a similar fashion, he said, much of Indian culture has been abducted over the past 180 years, and needs to be rescued for the community to move forward.Hanuman bhajans were sung lustily, and Hare Krishna chants kept the crowd enthralled in an atmosphere of delirious joy.last_img read more

Vendor charged for damaging reputed wife’s windows

first_imgA vendor who reportedly damaged windows on his reputed wife’s premises after she locked him out over fear for her life was on Wednesday placed before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.Anthony Marshall, 33, of Lot 145 Fifth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, denied that on July 21, 2018, he unlawfully damaged one grill valued $10,000, four louvre frames valued $6,500, and four louvre panes valued $2,246, property of Diana Huxford. He is also accused of threatening the woman’s life on the same day, thereby breaching an order to keep the peace.The father of one is reportedly in the habit of misbehaving, which prompted the virtual complainant (VC) to disclose to the court, “I am afraid for my life with this man.”Huxford further revealed that she would be taking out a restraining order on the defendant, who remained quiet.Marshall was placed on $25,000 bail. The case will continue on August 3, 2018.last_img read more

Decomposed body of missing elderly man found submerged in canal

first_img– family believes man was murdered, body dumped in canalAlmost one week after a Canal No 1, Polder, West Bank Demerara (WBD) elderly man went missing, his nude body was on Wednesday afternoon discovered by relatives submerged in water aback said Canal.Dead: Sewkuar Somwria known as “Balgobin”The dead man has been identified as 87-year-old Sewkuar Somwria, known as “Balgobin”, of Lot 6 Goodland, Canal No 1 Polder, WBD who went missing just after noon.Guyana Times understands that Somwria, who normally wanders off, left his home on Friday last and was last seen by several persons throughout the day.He was spotted in Dairy (La Parfaite Harmonie), WBD, and then again in the Canal Polder at approximately 15:00h. However, the last time that he was seen alive was at around 17:00h.Family members formed several search parties to search for the elderly man, but came up empty-handed. A missing person’s report was filed at the La Grange Police Station by the man’s daughter on Saturday morning.The area where the body was found on WednesdayFamily members, however, continued their search and it was on Wednesday at about 12:00h the man’s partly decomposed and nude body was discovered lying face down submerged in water aback Baya Dam in Canal Polder.When Guyana Times visited the man’s family, Somwria’s son-in-law, Prahalall Singh, said he and other relatives made a decision to recheck Baya Dam where they had previously searched when the discovery was made.“We went through the dam deh but we didn’t go straight down, we crossed over and go to Baya Dam so I tell me son, that take a few others and ayo go down in the dam straight in. Because the dam narrow, my son who went in with a motorbike couldn’t tow one of the other boys so the boy came off and my son alone ride ahead and the two other boys follow he on foot. While he riding going in now, he smell a stinkness but because the dam cut off, he couldn’t go further. So he come off the bike and he decided to look in the drain that cut off the dam and when he look, he just see this bow foot, this man swell and deh in this drainer,” Singh detailed to this publication.The family is alleging that foul play was involved in the man’s death since in addition to Somwria’s clothing being missing, his body looked to have been dumped at the area where it was discovered.“He didn’t have on no clothes, no clothes, naked! We can’t find him clothes but Sunday night when we went in the same dam, we saw a fire…when I go there I tell them boys to don’t go further that this look like murder because when I go on the scene, it nah got no impression in this grass of if like this man roll and go in the drain, nothing and the person that he is, he would not go there. And when the Police them come and them see where the man deh, them even she its murder”, Singh recalled.The last person to see Somwria alive, a teen who identified himself only as Ganesh, said that at the time, the elderly man was cladded in a brown shirt and pink trousers.Kowsilla Singh, the dead man’s daughter, reflected on the last moments she spent with her father.“The morning now before me go cremation, me tell he eat up because me nah know when me coming back. Me cook bora and chicken and shrimps curry. I give him little bit of all two and me and he and my lil son, we sit down and we eat. Ow babe, that was the last, me daddy did old but he was strong, nothing didn’t happen to he, strong man” the grieving woman cried.She further detailed that the Police did nothing to assist the family with locating Somwria after the missing person’s report was filed.“If me daddy wasn’t smelling, I would have never find he at the place where they throw he body, the Police nah come, them nah do nothing, when me find he body and meh go tell them, how me cry, I tell them that me report and nobody nah do nothing,” Singh cried.The father of six leaves to mourn his children, grandchildren, relatives and many friends.The Post-Mortem Examination (PME) to determine cause of death is scheduled for Monday as the Police continue their investigation into the crime. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img read more

Mark Wahlberg mixes action with brains

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A word to the wise: Do not forget a line when you’re acting opposite Mark Wahlberg. No, the 35-year-old star of “Shooter,” which opens March 23, and “The Departed” won’t slap you around as he might have done back in his hell-raising late teens years in Boston. Uh-uh. Mark Wahlberg, above-the-title star, Oscar nominee and sometimes producer will probably do something far more humiliating. He’ll feed you the line. “Mark knows the script better than almost everybody. He reads the entire script every single night, and he knows every other character’s lines,” says “Shooter” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. “So if somebody shouts out for a line reading, Mark will often say, ‘You say this.’ Which makes the other actor not want to ask that question again.” Michael Pena, who also appears in “Shooter,” has his own Wahlberg anecdote. During filming, a shift in the elements meant that Wahlberg — who plays a politically savvy marksman intent on clearing his name and exacting revenge — would have to shoot a three-page scene, mostly monologues, ahead of schedule. “I was like, ‘Good luck, buddy,’ and he didn’t mess up one time. You’ve got to pay attention to that,” Pena recalls. “People don’t really get lucky. They have to work really hard. They can make it look easy, but this guy works hard.” Wahlberg shrugs when the comments are relayed. “I always felt like I kind of snuck into this business,” Wahlberg says. “I don’t know how, but I just kind of tiptoed my way through it, and then next thing I know, I actually found myself having a career. So I’ve always made sure I was prepared. I never wanted to show up and not know exactly what was going on. That was a big fear of mine.” Di Bonaventura, who as a producer and studio executive has worked with Wahlberg on five features, recalls bringing the actor to a dinner party attended by “people who had a more polished background and who had advantages that he didn’t have.” “I watched him watch everything and take it all in,” says di Bonaventura. “A lot of young actors or rock ‘n’ rollers, they want the room to react to them. That’s not who Mark is. Mark wants to fit into the room and figure out what it is that’s going on.” Guilty as charged, says Wahlberg. “I definitely had an uphill battle coming from the music world and a brief stint as an underwear model,” says the actor formerly known as rapper Marky Mark. “So, yeah, I had to be twice as prepared, and I didn’t want any unnecessary attention. I show up, do my thing and make sure the director is satisfied. I’m happy.” Wahlberg was roundly scoffed at when, in the early 1990s, he crossed over into film work. Nearly 20 movies and one HBO-produced series later, nobody’s laughing. Wahlberg was the only member of “The Departed’s” all-star cast to earn an Oscar nomination. “Entourage,” the cable series Wahlberg executive produces about an actor, his agent and his friends — loosely based on Wahlberg’s life — is now in its fourth season. He’ll be seen in the Russian Mafia crime drama “We Own the Night” due out later this year, which he also produces. And if “Shooter” strikes a bull’s-eye with movie-goers, Wahlberg may find himself in the center of an action franchise. Bob Lee Swagger, the disgraced Marine sniper framed for an attempted presidential assassination, appears in a trilogy of political potboilers by Washington Post film critic Stephen Hunter. “He’s ready for it,” “Shooter” director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) says of Wahlberg. “He’s primed.” Wahlberg has never appeared in a sequel, but that may change. Talks of a follow-up to both “The Departed” and “The Italian Job” continue to swirl. If the scripts live up to those of the original, Wahlberg says, then count him in. All of a sudden, Wahlberg — who once talked about exiting the business at age 40 to devote himself to family — is finding reasons to hang around for a while. “If I’m doing ‘The Truth About Charlie’ or ‘Planet of the Apes,’ it’s a great learning experience, but this is not really a movie I would go see if it came out,” says Wahlberg. “I don’t really have a connection to or interest in it. “From ‘The Italian Job’ on, I started to feel, you know, like things were looking up. I just got bombarded with movies that I would go see,” he continues. “Now I’m feeling really optimistic about what’s ahead.” Learning the ropes and working with well-known actors and directors was the motivation behind many of his first 10 films, Wahlberg says. Following his breakout turn as hugely endowed porn star Dirk Diggler in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights,” (1997) Wahlberg made such films as “Rock Star,” “The Perfect Storm” and “Three Kings” (both with George Clooney). Following “The Truth About Charlie,” the Jonathan Demme-directed remake of Stanley Donen’s “Charade,” a somewhat frustrated Wahlberg decided to take himself out of education mode. “I just felt like it was time for me to kind of get out there and start doing my thing,” he says. “At some point, you’ve got to venture into the world all alone. It was time to go out there and be a man, take some risks, challenge myself. Right after ‘The Truth About Charlie,’ I got to start making movies I want to see.” And what kinds of movies are we talking about? Action fare with a brain, says Wahlberg, rattling off titles like “Taxi Driver,” “Three Days of the Condor” and “Death Wish” — the kind of stuff he grew up and watched with his father and siblings (Wahlberg is the youngest of nine). “The ’70s was a great time,” says Wahlberg, whose first moviegoing experience was “Hard Times” with Charles Bronson. “We had guys’ guys starring in movies, mostly anti-heroes. They were really smart, well-written character-driven movies. I was really starting to see less and less of that.” In 2004, he appeared in “I (Heart) Huckabees” for his “Three Kings” director David O. Russell. Following the birth of his daughter, Ella, with girlfriend model Rhea Durham, Wahlberg took nearly a year and a half off from the movies. During that time, he traveled, dropped his golf handicap to a 4 and spent some quality family time. The couple also have a son. He returned to work with John Singleton in “Four Brothers.” “Again, it wasn’t ‘The Departed.’ It wasn’t ‘Citizen Kane, but it was like, ‘This is a movie I would go see,’ ” Wahlberg says. “Then with ‘The Departed,’ ‘We Own the Night,’ ‘Invincible’ and ‘Shooter,’ I’m like ‘(expletive!), is my luck going to run out?’ “ Wahlberg lost the best supporting actor Oscar to “Little Miss Sunshine’s” Alan Arkin, but he says he enjoyed the awards-season roller coaster anyway, and was able to relish the film’s director Martin Scorsese finally taking home an Oscar. For his own part, he was given smart advice. “Just enjoy it. Don’t take it too seriously,” says Wahlberg. “And don’t let it go to my head. My mom said that. I’m still just her son. Which is cool. I liked that.” — Evan Henerson, (818) 713-3651evan.henerson@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Carroll warned over West Ham place as striker linked with shock Newcastle return

first_imgAndy Carroll has been warned he will find it difficult to get back into the West Ham team amid reported interest from his former club Newcastle.There has been continued speculation surrounding the future of the Hammers’ club record signing following his much publicised injury problems at the east London club.Fresh reports at the weekend claimed that the club are prepared to take a big loss on the England forward and sell him back to Newcastle when the transfer window re-opens in January.West Ham have yet to respond to the speculation, but assistant boss Neil McDonald admits the 25-year-old has a fight on his hands to get in team when he rmakes his comeback from an ankle injury.Carroll, who is hopeful of returning to action later this year, has seen summer signings Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia thrive in his absence.“He has certainly got competition for his place now with the two boys who are playing at the moment,” said McDonald, speaking in the Ilford Recorder.“They have got the shirt at the moment and it will be difficult to get it off them when the team is playing the way it is.” 1 Andy Carroll last_img read more

LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR TONIGHT’S CHURCHILL 5K RUN/WALK

first_imgA large crowd is expected to converge on the village of Churchill this evening for the 5k walk/run.Last year’s race was a huge successEntries for the race will be taken at McClafferty’s Bar at 6pm and the race itself starts at 7.30pm.The race takes place from Churchill to Glendowan Church with a new fast course promising some record times! Organsiers say it is not an elite race but everyone is welcome to join in.The winner will receive the Joe McClafferty Cup.Everyone else will get some great exercise and enjoy the craic.With the Churchill Fair also kicking off, a great night is promised.  LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR TONIGHT’S CHURCHILL 5K RUN/WALK was last modified: July 19th, 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:Churchill 5klast_img read more

SUSPECT IN BOMB WHICH KILLED BUNCRANA BOYS ARRESTED IN NORTH

first_imgMurdered: Oran DohertyDETECTIVES investigating the murders of 29 people including three schoolboys from Buncrana have arrested a man in the North.The suspect was arrested in Newry, Co Down, and is being questioned at Antrim PSNI station about the Omagh town centre bomb in August 1998.The Buncrana boys who died were Oran Doherty, James Barker and Sean McLaughlin. It was the worst atrocity of the Troubles and was carried out by dissident terrorists calling themselves the Real IRA.The Donegal boys were on a trip to Omagh the day of the bombing. SUSPECT IN BOMB WHICH KILLED BUNCRANA BOYS ARRESTED IN NORTH was last modified: April 8th, 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:arrestbuncranaNewryOmagh bomblast_img read more

London likely to miss game

first_img “It’s touch and go right now for him,” defensive coordinator Larry Kerr said. “The ankle really has been chronically bothering him. He goes through phases where it’s pretty good and phases where it starts to bother him again. Obviously, it’s hampered him some. It’s frustrating for him and frustrating for us. Like everything else, you have to be ready to go with the next guy and we are.” Freshman John Hale, who has made four starts at outside linebacker, probably will move to middle linebacker and Spencer Havner and Wesley Walker would play outside. Walker would make his first start of the season since having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in August. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week – UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said during his weekly press conference Monday that he had no bad feelings over former UCLA quarterback Matt Moore leaving the program and transferring to Oregon State. However, on a conference call with Moore on Tuesday, a Southern California reporter asked Moore: “Do you think (Dorrell) has any reason to be upset about the situation? It was almost like he was upset when your name was mentioned. He’s still upset about it now, it seems like.” The question was repeated in different ways although Moore said he didn’t understand it. He attempted to answer the question but then the conference call was disconnected by Oregon State. “It was a combination of three things,” said Steve Fenk, Oregon State’s sports information director for football. “The guy from The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise didn’t help. (Moore) had a team meeting to go to and we were just about out of time.” Dorrell reiterated Wednesday that he wasn’t at all upset at Moore and harbored no ill will. LOS ANGELES — Justin London’s surgically repaired right ankle has been bothering him all season but it finally might cost him a game. London, UCLA’s middle linebacker, has hardly practiced this week and as of Wednesday he’s doubtful for Saturday’s game against Oregon State. UCLA coaches have to construct a game plan without him. center_img “I have no animosity about this quarterback thing, particularly Matt Moore,” Dorrell said. “I heard there were some issues that I was upset with him and I have nothing to be upset with him about. Whoever leaked that, I have no issues, absolutely none. He’s a good kid and he’s going to do great things for them. I just hope he doesn’t do it this weekend.” – Quarterback Drew Olson was named one of seven finalists for the Unitas Award, along with USC quarterback Matt Leinart. Olson has completed 133 of 198 passes for 1,612 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions for the 6-0 Bruins. “Isn’t that great?” Dorrell said. “I think he’s earned it. He’s played great football. He’s playing top-caliber football like most of the best quarterbacks in the country. It’s good for him to get that type of recognition for the hard work he’s done and for him to continue the process of building this team and leading this team to the great things we’re doing.” – Offensive lineman Chris Joseph had surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his left knee Wednesday and is out for the season again. Joseph had a partially torn ligament in the same knee last year and had surgery in November. — Jill Painter can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Donegal comes out on top in Pride of Place Awards – Pic Special

first_imgDonegal was once again to the fore after the annual Pride of Place Awards took place last weekend. Comharchumann Forbartha Gaoth Dobhair came out top in the Creative Place Initiative at last night’s IPB Pride of Place Awards ceremony held in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.The group impressed the judging panel who visited the area earlier this year with the work they have done in reviving traditional Irish culture and heritage especially among young people and in the role they played in the recent re-opening of Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair, the Irish language theatre which will act as a catalyst for the future regeneration of the cultural heritage of this Gaeltacht area. The IPB Pride of Place awards ceremony which was hosted for the first time in Letterkenny by Donegal County Council saw more than 800 people from all over Ireland attend last night’s event.Speaking at last night’s ceremony Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle said that “Pride of Place is an ideal platform to recognise the huge efforts being made by communities around the country and to thank people for their selfless efforts in making local neightbourhoods better places to live, work and socialise”.He added “Community activity would be a shadow of what it currently is without the men and women young and old alike who volunteer their free time for the benefit of others the benefit of their neighbourhoods”.There were also successes for Letterkenny Youth and Family Services who were runners up in the Category 8 – Community Reaching Out Initiative and Oileán Thoraí Tory Island who were runners up in Category 10 – the Islands and Coastal Communities. The Letterkenny Youth and Family Services is a voluntary community service working with statutory and non statutory agencies to provide a multi disciplinary approach to addressing the needs of young people and families. Programmes include After Schools Service, Bullying Programme, Anger Management Intensive Support, Autism Support and Family Programmes.The Comharchumann on Oileán Thoraí have been central to a range of initiatives on Tory Island including the provision of a new helipad facility resulting in increased air passenger service, the recent opening of a crèche, the setting up of the Island’s first ever youth club and a range of social participation projects.The IPB Pride of Place Awards is an all-Ireland competition which started in 2003 and celebrates community group contributions to local society and the creation of civic pride. It focuses on local people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all this is good about their area. The competition is run by Co-operation Ireland in conjunction with local authorities north and south of the border and is sponsored by IPB Insurance.This year there were 106 entries to the competition and last night the runners up and winners in 19 separate categories were announced and a live stream for the event was provided on www.prideofplace.ie.The Masters of Cermonies for the evening was well known RTE news reader Aengus MacGrianna and the entertainment was provided by a number of artists including Donal Lunny and friends and Donegal’s own Clann Mhíc Ruairí. Minister for State Joe McHugh also attended the event and he was joined by Tom Dowling Chairman of the Pride of Place committee, Dr. Christopher Moran Chairman of Co-operation Ireland, Peter Sheridan, CEO of Co-Operation Ireland and Michael McGarvey CEO of IPB Insurance and George Jones Chairman of IPB Insurance and Seamus Neely Chief Executive of Donegal County Council.Special thanks to Champion Travel Letterkenny, Moonshine Coffee Shop Letterkenny, Mount Errigal Hotel, Station House Hotel, Castlegrove Country House Hotel, Aura Leisure Centre, Magees Pharmacy, Mc Fadden’s Letterkenny, The Natural Way Letterkenny, Gartan Outdoor Centre, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Sharon’s Hair and Beauty Letterkenny, who sponsored the spot prizes for the night.Pictured at the National Pride of Place Awards held in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny are Tom Dowling (Chairman Pride of Place) Maolíosa McHugh (Chairperson of Derry/Strabane District Council) , Cathaoirleach Clr Gerry McMonagle, Mr Seamus Neeley CEO Donegal County Council and Mairead Cranley Social Inclusion Officer Donegal. Back Row: Charles Sweeney (DCC) Michael Garvey (IPB) Peter Sheridan (Co-operation Ireland) Paula Maddigan (Co-operation Ireland) Clr. Liam Blaney, Clr. Michael Naughton and Terry Mc Eniff (Prop. Mount Errigal Hotel) Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.Pictured at the National Pride of Place Awards held in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny are Tom Dowling (Chairman Pride of Place) Michael Garvey (IPB), Seamus Neeley (CEO Donegal County Council), Minister Joe Mc Hugh, Cathaoirleach Clr Gerry McMonagle and Peter Sheridan (Co-operation Ireland). Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.Representatives of Ray Community Group pictured at the Pride of Place National Awards held in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Saturday night. Included in the photo are Clr. Liam Blaney, Clr. Ian Mc Garvey, Minister Joe Mc Hugh, Cathaoirleach Clr Gerry McMonagle and Mr Seamus Neeley CEO Donegal County Council. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.Representatives of 3Club Óige Cgriost Rí Machaiore Rabhartaigh pictured at the Pride of Place National Awards held in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Saturday night. Included in the photo are Minister Joe Mc Hugh, Cathaoirleach Clr Gerry McMonagle and Mr Seamus Neeley CEO Donegal County Council. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.Representatives of Oileán Thoraí who were prize winners at the national pride held in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Saturday Night .They pictured with Mr Seamus Neeley CEO Donegal County Council and Mairead Cranley Social Inclusion Officer Donegal County Council .Photo by Gerard McHughRepresentatives of Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair who were e winners at the national pride held in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Saturday Night .They pictured with Mr Seamus Neeley CEO Donegal County Council and Mairead Cranley Social Inclusion Officer Donegal .Photo by Gerard McHughRepresentatives of Letterkenny Youth & Family service who were winners at the national pride held in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Saturday Night .They pictured with Mr Seamus Neeley CEO Donegal County Council and Mairead Cranley Social Inclusion Officer Donegal County Council ,Liam Ward (Director of Service, Community, Enterprise and Planning ControlDonegal County Council) ,Graece Ward & Joe Poeples (Director of Service, Housing, Corporate & Cultural Services Donegal County Council ).Photo by Gerard McHughDonegal comes out on top in Pride of Place Awards – Pic Special was last modified: December 4th, 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:donegalpride of place awardslast_img read more