DRAGON BOATS AND LION DANCING COME TO DONEGAL TOWN THIS SUNDAY

first_imgBY PAUL O’SULLIVAN: Donegal Town will experience for the first time the colour and energy of Chinese Lion Dancing this Sunday for the official Naming Ceremony of the towns’s first two Dragon Boats which ​will take place ​outdoors behind Pier 1​ at 3pm.The 3 times All Ireland winning Donegal Town Community Band will perform live on the Diamond at 2.30 pm beforehand and lead the parade down Quay St. for the ceremony which includes a spectacular Lion Dance in full costume.Disney’s Minnie & Mickey will be attendance for photos. The upper body movement of Dragon boat rowing has been proven to speed up the recovery of and help to prevent breast cancer.The two all new Dragon boats will be a regular feature in the town’s picturesque estuary all through the summer.The organisers are fortunate to have one of the country’s leading experts in breast cancer; Mr. Michael Sugrue from Letterkenny General Hospital who will give the keynote address.After the ceremony, everyone is invited into Pier 1 for food & entertainment. Adm is only €5. Donegal Town’s first Dragon Boat on its’ inaugural voyage in Donegal TownDRAGON BOATS AND LION DANCING COME TO DONEGAL TOWN THIS SUNDAY was last modified: June 19th, 2015 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:Donegal Towndragon boatsfestivalSundaylast_img read more

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BOWLS: DONEGAL CROWNED JUNIOR CHAMPIONS!

first_imgFollowing Donegal Ladies winning the All Ireland McIlroy Cup, Donegal juniors were not to be out done and, on Saturday, they travelled to Ballymoney in search of the Junior Inter Zone Cup.Having reached the semi final stages three weeks ago, they were drawn against Oriel Zone, who have been commanding in the junior game for some three years. Donegal proceeded to out bowl the opposition, winning by seven shots.In the other semi final, Northern got the better of Mid Antrim. Donegal moved into a 10 shot lead after three ends but Northern proceeded to peg them back and the match was all square after eight ends. However, Donegal rallied strongly over the last two ends and romped home winners by, again, seven shots. Great credit to the boys and girls who represented the county who certainly did us proud.The teams were; Rink One; Finlay Marshall, Matthew Kilpatrick, Jonny Crawford and Jamie Glackin. Rink Two; David Bonner, Vanessa McHugh, Gary Glackin and Michael Gallagher. Rink Three; Colin Glackin, Caroline O’Kane, Lisa O’Kane and Samuel Bredin. Donegal are now Irish Inter Zone Ladies and Junior Champions and it has been a great fortnight for the county.Meanwhile John Quinn, Ballylennon, pictured, won the inaugural  Dunfanaghy Singles, which was played in the Ozanam Centre.Runner up was Richard Soames, Forresters, Killybegs and the semi finalists were John Hegarty, Glenties and Pat McSorley, Strabane CC. Other qualifiers on the night were Lexie Gilfillan, Strabane Pres, Joe Duggan, Dunfanaghy, Bill McKinley, Dunfanaghy, Geoffrey Bustard, Glenmore, Danny McLaughlin, Quigleys Point, Michael Gallagher, Gortahork, Jamie Glackin, Maghery, PJ Gallagher, Burtonport, Patsy Boyle, Burtonport, Helen Foster, Strabane CC, Eddie McGonigle, Gortahork and Bertie Cole, St Johnston BC.  BOWLS: DONEGAL CROWNED JUNIOR CHAMPIONS! was last modified: February 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BOWLS: DONEGAL CROWNED JUNIOR CHAMPIONS!last_img read more

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Saugus girls’ team making a run at getting to state meet

first_img Next in line: The annual Santa Clarita middle-school cross-country meet was held Wednesday. Amber Murakami, Shannon’s younger sister, finished fourth, 36 seconds behind winner Hayley Parkinson of Sierra Vista. “I think (me and Amber) are comparable,” said Shannon Murakami, who finished second to former Southern Section Div. I champion Brooke Russell in the meet as an eighth-grader. “We run the same. Like me (in middle school), she isn’t training every day. She’s going to be awesome. We’re very competitive siblings.” Good move: Adam McDonald, who won the 2004 Foothill League individual title as a junior at Canyon High but moved to Utah earlier this year, has accepted a scholarship to Southern Utah. “He’s real excited,” Canyon coach Paul Broneer said. “It’ll be a good fit for him.” McDonald won the Utah’s Div. 5A cross-country individual title in October, leading Mountain View High to its ninth consecutive team championship. Southern Utah has won 12 Mid-Continent Conference titles since coach Eric Houle, the brother of McDonald’s current high school coach, took over in 1992. The Thunderbirds won the 1999 NCAA Mountain Regional; they finished 12th in that competition this year. Suspension: Canyon’s Amanda Mockenhaupt, who finished 28th in the team’s race at Southern Section prelims, will not race today because of disciplinary reasons. She will be replaced by Tia Blythe, the 15th-place finisher at the Foothill League finals. Sean Martin, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Saugus High girls’ cross-country team has never advanced to the state meet. It has a good chance to change that today. The top seven teams in today’s Southern Section Div. I final at Mt. San Antonio College will advance to next week’s state championship at Woodward Park in Fresno. Saugus High posted the third-best time and second among Div. I schools at the Southern Section prelims on Nov. 12, also held at Mt. SAC. Shannon Murakami, seeking her first Southern Section title, ran the best individual time (17 minutes, 20 seconds) by 24 seconds over the 2.91-mile course at prelims. This may be the Centurions’ best chance to run in Fresno since the inaugural championship in 1987. Saugus had one of the best teams in California that year, but its postseason was halted by a tragic car accident on Halloween, one week before the Southern Section prelims. Saugus’ star runner, Heather Scobie, and teammate Shana Bird were injured when the car they were riding in on the Sierra Highway was struck by another vehicle. Both Saugus runners were hospitalized just two days after Saugus won a league title. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Scobie had internal bleeding and required emergency abdominal surgery to repair four tears in her intestines, according to a Daily News article on the accident. This year’s Saugus team has been hurt by injuries, but none nearly as serious. Sophomore Katie Dunn had to take two weeks off before the Foothill League finals, but finished third in that race; she followed up that performance by finishing sixth in her heat at last week’s Southern Section prelims. Alyssa Vaziri was injured in a pumpkin-carving accident and didn’t run at the Foothill League finals or Southern Section prelims. She was replaced in the latter race by freshman Keri Molt, the Foothill junior-varsity champion. Molt finished 22nd in her heat at Southern Section prelims, her first varsity race. Saugus’ No. 3 runner, senior Chelsea Johnstone, is starting to improve after a midseason slump that coach Rene Paragas said he thinks was caused by a blood donation, something he called, “the opposite of blood doping.” Johnstone finished 14th in her prelim heat after finishing 10th at league finals. Erin Ortega, who finished ninth in the freshman girls’ race at the season-opening Seaside Invitational, has recovered from pneumonia and is expected to race today. last_img read more

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