Camacho loved and lived cricket, says Lloyd

first_imgGALLE, Sri Lanka (CMC):Legendary former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd used what would have been Steve Camacho’s 70th birthday yesterday to praise the late former West Indies Cricket Board chief executive officer for his sterling contribution to Caribbean cricket.Camacho, who spent 18 years as the first CEO of the WICB, died earlier this month in Antigua following a battle with cancer.Describing him as a “friend”, Lloyd recalled Camacho as someone “who loved and lived cricket”.”I knew Steve for many, many years. We played for Guyana together and he always stood for what is good about the game. He lived and loved cricket,” Lloyd said.”On the tour of England in 1968, we were roommates and we spent a lot of time talking cricket and we got along very well. He was a solid, determined batsman, who was technically sound. He was a good team man and could ‘read’ the game very well. He had a terrific memory and an intelligent cricket brain.”Camacho played 76 first-class matches as a right-handed top-order batsman, scoring 4,079 runs including seven centuries and 24 half centuries.In an 11-Test career between 1968 and 1971, Camacho scored 640 runs, and played in several outstanding West Indies teams alongside Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Lance Gibbs, Roy Fredericks, Rohan Kanhai and Lloyd.However, it was in the area of administration that Camacho made his mark, also serving as a Test selector and West Indies team manager”Over the years, he would make a fantastic contribution to the West Indies Cricket Board and to the game in the region. During my time as captain, he was the manager at various stages and he was very organised and well respected,” Lloyd added.”After that, he did a marvelous job as chief executive officer. He didn’t have much staff and had limited resources in the early days but made things work. He was very thorough, very efficient and demonstrated the highest levels of management.”He never craved the limelight, but simply did his job well and led from the front.”West Indies players wore black armbands on the first day of the opening Test here Wednesday, as a mark of respect for Camacho.Lloyd, who currently serves as convenor of selectors, was the mastermind of West Indies’ world dominance in the 1970s and 1980s.He led the Caribbean side to back-to-back triumphs in the 1975 and 1979 World Cup, and set in train one of the greatest periods of dominance by a single team in the history of sports.last_img read more

SEA Games gives Malaysia tourism a big push

first_imgA canopy walkway linking KL Sports City to the train station makes it accessible to sports fans.PETALING JAYA—As Malaysia rolls out the red carpet to welcome the foreign guests as it hosts the 29th SEA Games, hotels across the Klang Valley are reporting high occupancy, and some are putting in place strict security checks.Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) chief executive officer Yap Lip Seng said with the 12 hotels designa­ted for the Games’ participants being almost fully booked, there was a spillover as visitors had to reserve other hotels instead.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ Malaysia Inbound Tourism Asso­cia­tion (Mita) secretary-general Adam Kamal Ahmad Kamil said tourists could face some challenges getting rooms since there was no Games Village.Despite that, he expected many from Asean countries making the bulk of the visitors.Mita, he added, had been selling special packages for the SEA Games since early this year.“Apart from the Games, there are plenty of side activities like shopping, fun at Genting Highlands and Melaka or visiting theme parks.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate A check at the Eastin Hotel here showed scanners installed at its entrances and exits, and manned by the police.Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners vice-president Mohamad Halim Merican said such security measures were part of the Games’ security requirements.“The sporting event is good for business, especially for those hosting the athletes and delegates,” he added.Halim, who is also Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur general mana­ger, said the hotel was at nearly 80% capacity.“Besides the athletes and delegates, their friends and families will also come to support them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Korean star Kim takes notice of PH volleybelles’ improvement Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “Big sporting events like this are a boon to everyone.“And this is much appreciated as this year has been a tough one for the industry,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’He added that MAH’s 150-member hotels across the Klang Valley would be most busy from Aug 18 to 20.At some hotels, special measures have been implemented to ensure safety throughout the 12-day event, which starts on Aug 19.last_img read more

Ceres, Home United battle to draw in first leg

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Powell was brought down inside the area by Shakir Hamzah in the seventh minute after he was released by Patrick Reichelt. With a couple of feints before firing low, Powell grabbed his first goal in the competition just two and a half weeks after joining Ceres. Shahril Ishak helped create the equalizer, heading the ball into the bar after he ghosted into the near post off a corner. Cernak was handed the easiest of chances to push the ball over the line, stunning the Panaad crowd. “I would have traded that goal for a win,” said Powell. Vidakovic introduced Curt Dizon and Jeff Christiaens at the break with the Busmen looking more threatening. Stephan Schrock, who was sidelined by an ankle sprain, came in the 75th minute, but missed a big chance just before stoppage time.“He has the heart for the team,” said Vidakovic, referring to Schrock who has yet to recover from injury. “He was not prepared to play but we had to change something psychologically.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ From there, Home put up a resolute defensive stand, leaving the Busmen with little space to carve out chances the rest of the way. The absence of Bienve Maranon due to suspension proved to be a tough blow for Ceres as it struggled to threaten Home’s defense. The result sets up an intruguing second leg on Wednesday at Jalan Besar Stadium where a goalless draw will be enough for the Singaporeans to advance on away goals. The Busmen need to score to stand a chance of retaining the Asean zone crown. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We did what we can,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “They (Home) played defensive and there was no space to play. We wanted to play faster but its not easy. We will have 90 minutes to do it again next week, because I think it will be a similar game. But we will be stronger next week.” View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ceres-Negros vs Home United. Photo from @AFCCupBACOLOD CITY – Ceres-Negros found Home United of Singapore tough to break down as it settled for a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their AFC Cup Asean zone final at Panaad Stadium. New signing Blake Powell won a penalty and converted from the spot in the eighth minute to give Ceres the lead only for Isaka Cernak to equalize 15 minutes later for an important away goal for Home United. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA Finals: San Miguel clobbers Ginebra by 38 points for 2-1 leadlast_img read more

FSJ Figure Skating Club hands out year end awards

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Figure Skating Club held their annual year end awards banquet this past Saturday.Jessica Giesbrecht, Madyn Peebles, and Sarah Giesbrecht were named the club’s Most Improved Primary skaters this season.Shaye Peebles and Jillian Stone were named the club’s Most Improved Intermediate skaters.- Advertisement -Emma Eggiman and Emma Shipalesky were the two Most Improved of the club’s Senior skaters. Eggiman and Shipalesky also shared the honours as the Year-Round Most Improved figure skaters, along with Sarah Giesbrecht.Three skaters were awarded Year-Round Competition Awards. Sophie Stevens won the Year-Round Competition Award (Star 4 and up), while Shaye and Madyn Peebles both won the Year-Round Competition Award (Star 1 to 3).Emma Eggiman and Jasmine Whitford were both recognized as the Most Sportamanlike Skaters this past season.Advertisement “Kirstyn started skating with the FSJFSC at the age of 3 in our Canskate program. From there she quickly progressed into our Pre-Junior program where she was coached by Laura Leriger, and then later on by Jody Bates and myself (Jennifer Hammond).  As a skater, Kirstyn as always had an amazing work ethic.  She truly is a role model on and off the ice for all the skaters in our club, which is exactly why she is receiving the Jr. Sports Council Award this year.  She’s an extremely hard worker, and truthfully it showed out there on the ice whether she was practicing or competing.  As lovely as she is to watch on the ice, she was all of that and more to coach.   Kirstyn has her Quad Gold Achievements, which means she has passed her gold level tests in Freeskate, Dance, Interpretive and Skills, which is not something many skaters achieve.  This year is the 15th year that Kirstyn has skated with our club.As sad as we are that this is her last season with our club, as she graduates in June, we are so incredibly proud of her accomplishments on the ice, we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.We’d also like to personally thank her family, especially her mom Tammy, for all of their support over the years.     Tammy is such a knowledgable executive member and “skating mom”, so we’ll definitely miss her around the arena next season.Tammy has always supported us as coaches, and has been there for us so many times and in so many situations throughout the years, we really just want her to know how much her friendship and expertise is appreciated.  We will miss you Tammy!” Kirstyn Beech was awarded the Jr. Sports Council Award, Emma Shipalesky walked away with the Kids Arena Legacy Award, and Emma Stevens was this year’s winner of the Jean Gardner Memorial Award.Holly Stone was recognized as the club’s Volunteer of the Year.Graduating figure skater Kirstyn Beech (centre) with her coaches. Photo by Stacy FlotreKirstyn Beech was also given the spotlight for her contributions to the figure skating club. Beech is graduating from the FSJFSC this year, and won’t be coming back for next season. The club’s head coach Jen Hammond wrote a tribute to Beech:Advertisementlast_img read more

Miller enjoys homecoming

first_imgMiller added another 30 digs as Tulane (9-2, 1-0) defeated Texas-El Paso, 30-15, 30-24, 25-30, 31-29, in both teams’ conference opener in New Orleans on Wednesday. Sophomore middle blocker Stephanie Stromath (Mira Costa) has joined Miller on the Green Wave this season after transferring from Montana. Stromath had seven kills in Tulane’s victory over Columbia at the LMU Invitational. It was just her second start of the season. Columbia sophomore libero Ellie Thomas (Chadwick) made the most of her time at home, racking up 39 kills in her team’s first three matches to also earn a spot on the all-tournament team. Miller, Stromath and Thomas will be far from the only area players to return home this season. From the Pacific Northwest to New England, there are dozens of former South Bay standouts playing volleyball this season. In the weeks ahead, look for the top players in the other fall sports. More volleyball: In addition to Thomas, the Ivy League boasts freshman middle blocker Danielle Vaughan (Peninsula), who has 21 kills and 11 digs in Brown’s first three matches. Junior outside hitter Angela Anderson (Bishop Montgomery) has 41 kills and 52 digs out of the gate for Maryland-Baltimore County. Another small school standout is Northeastern junior opposite hitter Sarah Stein (Redondo), who has 56 kills. Bucknell sophomore libero Jennifer Rupp (Mira Costa) is second on her squad with 80 digs. Among some of the bigger schools back east, sophomore outside hitter Jessica Hardy (Mira Costa) has posted 57 kills and 101 digs for Georgetown. Freshman libero Angela Puente (Bishop Montgomery) has 83 digs for Notre Dame. Junior libero Michelle Kandell (Mira Costa) leads Georgia Tech with 110 digs, while sophomore outside hitter Taylor Williams (Chadwick) has posted 68 kills and 48 digs for Boston College. Tulane isn’t the only Conference USA squad with an area player. Freshman middle blocker Malia Vavao (Torrance) has suited up for Houston, and she already has 23 blocks and 31 kills. The Mountain West Conference features UNLV junior middle blocker Gerryn Moran (Bishop Montgomery), who has 27 kills and 40 digs. Senior setter Kristen Castillo (Bishop Montgomery) has shared the starting role at San Diego State, racking up 189 assists so far this season. The Big West Conference is loaded with area players, no surprise considering all nine of its members are in California. Junior outside hitter Renee Ibekwe (Banning) is second on the team with 115 kills for UC Davis, which has joined the Big West this season. Senior libero Kristin Jackson (Mira Costa) already has 165 digs and 13 aces for defending conference champion Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The Mustangs will be challenged by UC Santa Barbara, which features two South Bay starters in junior outside hitter Lauren McLaughlin (South Torrance), who has 173 kills, and sophomore outside hitter Rebecca Saraceno (Redondo), who has 123 kills. UC Riverside has not one but two South Bay liberos on its squad in junior Kimberley McNeal (Serra) and sophomore Amanda Nilsson (Torrance). Cal State Fullerton doesn’t have any local players, but Coach Carolyn Zimmerman is a West Torrance graduate. The West Coast Conference’s South Bay players all stuck close to home. Sophomore setter Kiah Fiers (Peninsula) starts for Pepperdine, while LMU boasts four area players in junior outside hitter Emily Day (West Torrance), junior middle blocker Lindsay Banas (Mary Star), junior libero Lauren Kirk (Redondo) and sophomore outside hitter Morgan Kelly (Peninsula). The Pacific-10 Conference features its fair share of South Bay players as well. Senior libero Sydney Donahue (Mira Costa) has already posted 247 digs for Arizona State. Freshman setter Rachel Morris (Mira Costa) has shared the starting job at Oregon, piling up 151 assists. Freshman outside hitter Alix Klineman (Mira Costa) has cracked the starting lineup at Stanford, racking up 98 kills and 50 digs so far. Junior setter Nikki Jagd (Palos Verdes) is a reserve at UCLA, while rival USC boasts three locals in sophomore setter Taylor Carico (Mira Costa), who already has 308 assists and 64 digs, plus freshman reserves in Shelby Avol (Mira Costa) and Alexa Altamura (Mira Costa). Around the nation: Princeton senior water polo standout Zach Beckmann (Peninsula) was named the CWPA Southern Player of the Week for his scoring outburst last weekend. Beckmann erupted for 15 goals in five games to lead the Tigers to five victories. … California junior golfer Shannon Yocum (Peninsula) got her season off to a winning start by claiming the individual title at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Tuesday. Yocum shot a 2-under-par 214 to win the tournament by two strokes as the Golden Bears claimed the team title as well. … LMU freshman John Lim (South Torrance) was the Lions’ top finisher at the Saint Mary’s Invitational at Pebble Beach this week. Lim shot a 220 to finish tied for 12th, one stroke ahead of the Lions’ two-time WCC champion, Brian Locke (St. Bernard). chris.jackson@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The LMU Invitational, a four-team women’s volleyball tournament, marked a homecoming for three local players last weekend. Sophomore libero Jenn Miller (San Pedro High) posted 55 digs in Tulane’s three matches, helping her earn Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week honors and a spot on the all-tournament team. “It’s good to see Jenn recognized for her performances last week, the honor is well deserved,” Tulane coach Liz Kritza said in a press release. “She was very consistent and competed at a very high level – a real highlight for her and this team after facing some very tough opponents on the road.” Miller has an online diary this season on Tulane’s Web site (http://tulanegreenwave.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/07-JennMiller.html) so fans can follow her and the Green Wave this season. last_img read more

Sunday punch

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOT … LUKE WARM … COLD FISH LUC ROBITAILLE It ain’t just by luck that the future Hall of Famer has shot his way to the top of the Kings’ goalscoring list. The franchise’s most popular player who was once the 171st pick in the 1984 draft will forever get the royal treatment for his accomplishments. ANTONIO DAVIS As more comes out about just what kind of an equally obnoxious fan his wife, Kendra, seems to be, maybe the Knicks forward was really just going into the stands to protect the other guy from her. Either way, it’ll cost him about $700,000 to sort it all out at home. PEYTON MANNING The upstanding Indy QB really wasn’t all that complimentary about his offensive line mates after that stunning playoff loss to Pittsburgh. Wonder if that’ll could come back to haunt him. Why is it his fault that he perfected the duck-and-cover drill by game’s end? SURFING THE WEB ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS These headlines just in on some of the Internet’s smartest sports satire websites: From The Onion’s sports section (www.theonion.com/content/sport): “Patriots’ 2006 Victory Parade Awkward, Sparsely Attended” “Bill Romanowski Bursts into Senate to Deny He Ever Took Steroids” “Driving Truck Also Important Part of NASCAR Truck Series Champion’s Offseason” “New York Jets Finish Season” “Denver Broncos Fined $25,000 For Running Truly Naked Bootleg” “Area Man Won’t Do Anything Without Express Written Consent of NFL” From SportsPickle.com: “Michelle Wie Becomes First Woman to Miss Seven PGA Cuts” “Peyton Manning Apologizes For Not Also Blaming his Receivers” “Thompson household of St. Paul, Minn., Doubles NHL’s Nielsen Ratings” “Jake Plummer Not Sure How Much Longer He Can Keep This Up” From Sportalicious.com: “Pats Lose; Hot Chicks’ Interest in Brady Dips” “Marv Levy Escapes Retirement Home, Spotted at Bills’ HQ” “Bush Warns Figure Skaters: No Marriage” “Jimmy Johnson Visits Ty Pennington’s Barber” FROM THE LIP “I didn’t like it. It was too slow. I mean, at first there was T-ball, and you hit off a T. Then there’s minors; they pitch it slow. Then there’s this curveball thing that looks like it’s going to hit you in the face. And then I was just like, ‘No more.’” – Marvell Wynne, soccer player and son of the former major-league outfielder of the same name, on his youth-baseball days. The defender, a UCLA product, was the first selection (by the MetroStars) in Friday’s MLS SuperDraft. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardlast_img read more

Huge disruption to Corrie could cause issues for film crews…

first_imgITV officials are left “disappointed” after the British government have given the green light for a new tram route to be built very near the set of ‘Coronation Street’.ITV are concerned that having a tram run so close to the set will disrupt filming the soap.Having recently spent £50 million on a new set in 2014, they are considering an appeal, despite the promise that designers will include features that will reduce the noise caused by the tram. Corrie fans needn’t worry for a while, as the tram won’t be operational until 2020.Huge disruption to Corrie could cause issues for film crews… was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Coronation StreetcorrieITVmanchestertramlast_img read more

Picture Special: Stephen McCahill named Donegal Person of the Year

first_imgDublin’s Donegal Association hosted a lavish ceremony in Harcourt Street’s Black Door Piano Bar to announce the 2016 Donegal Person of the Year.Ardara community activist and businessman Stephen McCahill was titled 2016’s Donegal Person of the Year!Stephen is Chairman of the Ardara Heritage Centre and the Ardara Community Centre and is a former Chairperson, Secretary and PRO of the Ardara Parish Council. Stephen McCahill and Hugh Harkin“It is evident from Stephen’s involvement in the many committees and projects that he has spent much of his adult life giving freely of his personal time to keeping his local area alive and vibrant,” said the Donegal Association in making the announcement.“He has helped develop and sustain tourism, heritage, culture and rural life through numerous projects, festivals, initiatives and enterprises. He has helped to highlight and promote all that is good in our county.”Former Past Persons of the Year Liam O Cuinneagain, John Carr, Deirdre McGlone with StephenStephen is married to Marietta and they have two children, Steven and Gemma.Stephen has endeavoured through various roles and initiatives to positively promote Donegal and in particular Glenties, Ardara, Portnoo and Killybegs as an area in which to visit, work and live. Stephen McCahill with his brother PeterThe Donegal Association said: “Ardara was voted The Irish Times Best Village to Live in Ireland in 2012, it is volunteers like Stephen who work so hard in promoting Ardara that the town was awarded such an accolade.“Stephen was one of the founding members of the Cup O’ Tae Festival and is currently Chairman of the Cup O’Tae Festival Committee. It was a new festival for new May Bank Holiday in 2001 and 15 years later it is still going stronger than ever.”“Stephen is very honoured to be chosen as the recipient of the Donegal Person of the Year and feels extremely privileged that he has been chosen as the 2016 Donegal Person of the Year and acknowledges the quality of the Past Persons of the Year and spoke of the high respect that he holds Deirdre McGlone (Outgoing Person of the Year) in.Deirdre McGlone reflects on the Year“He remembers fondly attending the Donegal Person of the Year functions in the past and is very excited about the year ahead.“Stephen is very passionate about the promotion of our county and is very passionate about community involvement and the importance of keeping the community alive and vibrant. He believes a community needs to be kept alive and there is no place better than your own people and your own community.” Dedicated committee membersStephen McCahill will be inaugurated as The Donegal Person of the Year 2016 at the Annual Gala Ball on Saturday, 4th March in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.Tickets are limited so please contact 087 1367061 to reserve your tickets or they are also available online at www.donegalassociation.ie.Picture Special: Stephen McCahill named Donegal Person of the Year was last modified: January 21st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ArdaraDONEGAL ASSOCIATIONDonegal Person of the YeardublinStephen McCahilllast_img read more

Donegal Oil officially launch ‘Team Donegal Oil’ – Picture Special

first_imgDonegal Oil have officially launched “Team Donegal Oil” as part of their 10 year Corporate Social Responsibility Plan.Monday evening past saw a great gathering of people from all over the county and sporting backgrounds attend the launch of “Team Donegal Oil” at the offices of Donegal Oil Company, Letterkenny.Team Donegal Oil was set up by Arthur McMahon, MD of Donegal Oil Company in the hope that the members who join will take part in outdoor activities and community activities throughout the county and that they in turn would encourage their friends and family to get out, get active and just “Have a Go” at something whether it’s a walk, 5k, cycling, mountain climbing, swimming, adventure races whatever it takes to get you out and active. As part of a 10 year Corporate Social Responsibility plan for Donegal Oil Company who employ almost 100 people in the county, Team Donegal Oil will continue to act as a platform to promote other activities that take place in the county every year and encourage people to take part in these activities as a team as well as hosting their own events later this year, starting off in 4 locations, one in Milford, one in Letterkenny, one in Killybegs and one in Falcarragh.Arthur himself has been no stranger to sports including rugby for many years but when he stopped playing rugby he felt himself finding it hard to find an exercise that he could enjoy and just get out there. Team Donegal Oil sees the value in encouraging and helping people to just get out there off their sofa, get the blood pumping a little bit and knowing from his participation in exercise it helps you both physically and mentally and gives you a feel good factor about yourself.Team Donegal Oil have set up a free membership registration online at www.donegaloil.ie/teamdonegaloil. When you register you will automatically get free entry to all Team Donegal Events and a bag of goodies including a branded Water Bottle and a Snood.The other side of their corporate social responsibility plan is to partner with local charities in the hope that Team Donegal Oil will help them promote awareness and generate funds for their charities. If you are a Charity in County Donegal you can register online at www.donegaloil.ie. In the past few years, Arthur and his Team Donegal Oil have taken part in events such as The Mulroy Bay Adventure Race, The Race Around Ireland, The Donegal Atlantic Ultra Race, WAAR, The Race and many more raising over 10,000 Euro for the Donegal based Autism Family Support Group.Just before Christmas, Team Donegal Oil put out a call to anyone who would like to join them for the 2017 Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race, a 555km cycle relay race, which takes place in June 2017 and they were so overwhelmed with the response from men and women of every age and from every part of the county who wanted to join & take part in the training, crewing for the event & taking part, as part of “Team Donegal Oil”.This is a fantastic initiative one of the first that County Donegal has seen from a company who takes their Corporate Social Responsibility seriously and already they have proved that “Team Donegal Oil” will be a huge success and already has hundreds of members registered.To find out more visit their Facebook Page www.facebook.com/TeamDonegalOil or visit www.donegaloil.ie and click on the “Team Donegal Oil” button at the top of the website.And as their motto states “Have a Go”. Make 2017 the year you join Team Donegal Oil, get fit, get mentally active and meet new friends. Donegal Oil officially launch ‘Team Donegal Oil’ – Picture Special was last modified: January 18th, 2017 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:corporate social responsibilityDonegal Oillast_img read more

Daniel’s ‘Donegal Shore’ moves elderly fan to tears

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell moved an old man to tears when he sang the OAP’s favourite song – his first hit.The moving moment happened on the latest leg of Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip when host Mary Corbett introduced the celebrity couple to her parents John and Bridget.She asked her dad to name his favourite song and when he replied My Donegal Shore, Daniel immediately sang a rendition of the tune which made him famous in 1985. An emotional John had tears in his eyes as he listened to the crooner in the Connemara Country Lodge in Clifden, Co Galway.Mary said: “I was not expecting that reaction from Daniel.“My daughter Stephanie was shocked to see dad with tears in his eyes. It was so moving.“To have him in my kitchen singing for my elderly parents – I will treasure that memory forever.” But big-hearted Daniel didn’t stop there, repeating his performance the next morning in the B&B known as “the home of the singing breakfast” where Mary and daughters Stephanie and Olivia serenade their guests.But this time it was Mary who had tears in her eyes.She added: “When you have a dream to sing with your icon and suddenly not only do you get the opportunity but he actually comes and stays in your house, it is very emotional.“It is a dream come true. I am just glad they enjoyed their stay and for me it is an experience of a lifetime.”Daniel and Majella will never forget it either. The entertainment Mary lined up for them for the hit RTE show was an obstacle course in a bog.Dressed in rubber suits, Daniel and Majella had so slide down into a muddy pool, wade through thick sludge before walking the plank with giant swinging bollards aimed at them.The playful pair thanked Mary by covering her in mud.Their second B&B saw them travel to Galway where they were guests of Maurice and Marion Martyn at the Sea Mist B&B. Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip is on RTE One at 8.30pm on Tuesday.Daniel’s ‘Donegal Shore’ moves elderly fan to tears was last modified: March 25th, 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:daniel o’donnellMy Donegal Shorelast_img read more