Lady Eagles rip Tigresses, gain s’finals

first_imgAteneo thus stayed unbeaten in five games in the second round and rose to 9-3 overall. Jho Maraguinot added 19 points for the Lady Eagles, who will make their ninth straight Final Four stint.In men’s action, NU beat UP, 25-12, 19-25, 25-15, 25-20 to post its 10th win in 12 matches. UP dropped to 3-9. Adamson downed La Salle, 25-22, 16-25, 25-15, 29-27, to rise to 6-6 and pull down La Salle to 4-8.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Ateneo’s versatile spiker Kat Tolentino unloaded 21 points, including the winning ace that flogged the last of Santo Tomas’ attempts to turn the game around and stay alive in the semifinal hunt.“We held on and really trusted our training and each other,” said Tolentino. “Seeing that (trust) on the court is such a blessing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLater in the evening, University of the Philippines dealt National University a fifth straight defeat via a remarkable 25-18, 25-22, 25-20 triumph.With no chance of making the Final Four, the Lady Maroons fought with a lot of pride to fashion out only their third win in 12 games that left the Lady Bulldogs’ semifinal chances hanging by a thread. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFacing an enemy desperate to extend its season, Ateneo countered with cutting-edge sharpness and flair to make its own grand entry into the Final Four on Wednesday.The Lady Eagles dragged University of Santo Tomas to the limit and then pummeled the Tigresses in the final set to prevail, 25-22, 20-25, 16-25, 25-17, 15-9, in the UAAP women’s volleyball competition at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ 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 Luis, Harmie take charge Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Jagdeo assails cowed corruption watchdogs over Govt excesses

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday lashed out at the now cowed anti-corruption advocates and civil society bodies over their silence on what he calls “blatant corruption and excesses”, exhibited by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) General Secretary was at the time responding to queries at his Church Street office, over his Party’s seeming failure to effectively challenge some of the excesses he repeatedly lamented. JagdeoThe Sussex Street drug bondresponded, “It seems as though we are the only ones fighting the corruption. Where are the civil society organisations now?”The former President was at the time addressing a press engagement at his Church Street office and had again lamented the $1.4 billion D’Urban Park Project.TIGIHe spoke too of the controversial $605 million drug purchase single sourced from ANSA McAL as well as the infamous ‘pharma-gate’ scandal costing taxpayers $174 million annually.Jagdeo has since questioned where the organisations were that “were so vocal against these things”.He told members of the media that despite being elected representatives in the 65-member National Assembly, “the civil society organisations have not taken a position on GECOM as yet” save the Guyana Bar Association, which he concedes recently filed court proceedings.He suggested that the anti-corruption watchdog body had only taken public positions on things in the past.The Opposition Leader quickly highlighted prominent TIGI Past President Anand Goolsarran, who accused the then PPP/C Administration of siphoning off $28 billion annually through misfeasance and other nefarious and corrupt means.According to Jagdeo, “it is time the Government breaks this down.”Jagdeo challenged Government to have the TIGI Past President provide a breakdown of the $28 billion in procurement fraud and to go after the people involved.In lashing out at the current Administration over its penchant for excesses, Jagdeo pointed to the early budgets presented by Government, which inherently allow for a situation where “they have two budgets running parallelly (sic), they don’t close the budget”.BillionsHe explained that during the month of December the Administration would take the opportunity to spend large amounts of money without having debates in the Parliament.Jagdeo lamented a situation too where Government agencies make out cheques in large amounts during that period and “the accounting officers holds billions of dollars in cheques that are then used in a fashion we will never be able to trace whether we are getting the services or not”.President Granger, in his most recent pre-packaged televised programme “The Public Interest”, lamented problems over the Skeldon Sugar Factory, the fibreoptic cable project and the Hope Canal among other large projects undertaken by the PPP/C Administration.Granger also hinted too at his new cost measures/austerity measures in the face of an inherited dire economic situation.Jagdeo retorted, however, that “the President has not spoken about the spending of his (APNU/AFC) Government and the wanton spending”.He drew reference to the $80 billion liability to the treasury as well as the $1.4 billion D’Urban Park “stadium that is not in use…rent a bond for $174 million a year which is a bottom house”.last_img read more

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Allardyce ‘chuffed’ as West Ham end winless streak

first_img1 West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was ‘chuffed’ to see his side halt a seven-game winless run with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Sunderland at Upton Park.Diafra Sakho struck an 88th minute winner to finally inject some life into a dull encounter in east London, as new Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat tasted defeat in his first game in charge of the relegation-threatened Black Cats.The Irons, who were in and around the top teams earlier in the campaign, have seen their hopes of challenging for the European places slip away following a streak which included three successive defeats.But Allardyce, who responded to suggestions from club vice-chairman Karren Brady his side have underachieved in recent games, is still upbeat as his side look to finish as high in the standings as they can with eight games remaining.“It is nice to get a win to make everyone’s life a little more comfortable this weekend. We are really chuffed,” said the Hammers boss.“The performances have been there, but the results have not over the past ten or 11 games. We just have not been able to find the victory we deserved.“Even though wins have eluded us, we are on 42 points, which is the same total as last year, and we are heading for probably the best total we have had since we have been back in the Premier League.“Anybody who wants more than that, I don’t know why they can ask for more.”It was a turgid clash at the Boleyn Ground, with little class to speak of until Sakho finally put the ball in the back of the net.There was a hint of a foul on a Sunderland player in the build-up to that goal, but Allardyce added that it was about time his side got the rub of the green.“Even though the game at times was a bit scrappy, we deserved it,” he said.“Yes, there was probably a foul, but it is about time something went our way rather than against us.“When things are going for you, they go for you, when they go against you they can be devastating for you.“But on the back of the poor decisions we have had over the past ten games, it was about time one went in our favour.“This win now puts us in a better frame of mind going into the international break.“We want to get all of our players back fit now, we won’t have Andy Carroll or James Tomkins for the rest of the season, so these other guys will make the squad stronger.“Our run-in suggests we can win some more games, to push on and finish as high as we can.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce last_img read more

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SHAY CAN LEAVE MAN CITY IF WE GET REPLACEMENT, SAYS MANCINI

first_imgMAN CITY have told Shay Given they will allow him to leave but only if they find a replacement first, the Guardian newspaper is reporting.The club are sympathetic to the position of the Republic of Ireland goalkeeper now that he has lost his place to Joe Hart but do not want to leave themselves short as they compete with Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table.Uppermost in Roberto Mancini’s thoughts is the situation at the end of last season, when Given and Stuart Taylor were injured and, with Hart on loan at Birmingham City, an emergency loan had to be arranged for Marton Fulop of Sunderland. Given’s desire is to go out on loan and Mancini confirmed the club are looking at potential replacements, with Coventry City’s Keiren Westwood, a former City reserve and now Given’s understudy for the Republic of Ireland national team, among the options. However, Mancini has also made it clear to Given that he will not let him go unless a deal has already been arranged for someone else to come in as back-up to Hart.“We can’t take the same risk as last season,” Mancini told the Guardian. “We have seen two or three [possible options] but Shay doesn’t decide this situation. I have talked about this with Shay and he told me that, if we have a chance to take another goalkeeper, [he would like to go] … but finding a goalkeeper like Shay?”The inference is clear, namely that City are reluctant to lose a player of Given’s calibre in case the England goalkeeper is injured during the second half of a season in which Mancini’s club still have aspirations of winning a first league title since 1968.SHAY CAN LEAVE MAN CITY IF WE GET REPLACEMENT, SAYS MANCINI was last modified: January 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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GOLF NEWS: KEITH SPENCE LEADS THE WAY AT BARNHILL

first_imgLetterkenny Golf News:With the somewhat “normal” weather conditions returning, it was evident to see that the winter hibernation had come to an end with many golfers and “cleaned” clubs returning to the fairways once more.Leading the way on Saturday and making a welcome return to the winners’ enclosure was Keith Spence [11] returning a prizewinning score of 40pts. Looking dubious for a placing having come off the first green with a double bogey and following up with the same at sixth, Keith’s well known resilience kicked in and birdies at fifth, seventh and seventeenth giving him “nines” of 20pts each and top rung on the podium. Following closely behind was the ever present Enda Mannion [13], taking the turn with a very admirable 22pts only to maybe seeing his name in the headlines too early and faltered on the run in with a double and treble bogey at sixteenth and seventeenth. Losing out on B.O.T. was Greg Sullivan [15] who showed much promise last year, starting with a birdie at first but that “blank” at tenth was undoubtedly his downfall. Gross prize was won by David Johnston [5] with a very steady 33 gross points. Sunday 15th confined confirmed Enda Mannion’s intent in reducing his handicap to single figures this season when he followed his runner-up spot on Saturday with the top spot on Sunday. With a handicap that somewhat undermines Enda’s mental strength to “get it done”,[13], a birdie at par three eighth following a “messy” triple bogey at par five seventh showed his resilience and he took the turn with 20pts on his way to a winning score of 38pts. In second place was cat 3 member Oisin Mc Avinney [19] who, just one point behind, will look back acrimoniously at that “blank” on seventeenth!Monday 16th saw the first Juvenile competition of the year during their mid-term break and taking the honour there was Evan Mc Croary [17], with a very creditable 35pts over eighteen holes.Congratulations to club PGA Professional Seamus Clinton on his runner-up spot in last week’s Mulroy Links. Seamus was beaten only by B.O.T. whilst returning 34 gross points at Portsalon GC.With the “back-to-golf” syndrome kicking in again, competitors are reminded that the Wednesday & Saturday Opens and Sunday confined competitions have returned to normal [weather permitting] with members entry fee €7. “Mats” are still in operation until St. Patrick’s Day at the earliest. CAPTAINS’ DRIVE-IN:Looking forward with much delight to the annual DRIVE-IN, members would like to take this opportunity in wishing Club Captain Gerard Duffy, Lady Captain Margo Birmingham and club President Anne Condon every success in the forthcoming season. The Drive-In will take place this Sunday 22nd February, [weather permitting]. Competition format will be a SCRAMBLE. Sign-in from 10am—tea, coffee, scones, meet & greet: Shotgun start @ 12noon:SUBS:It’s that time of year again! All members are asked to forward membership subscriptions asap. Subs must be paid before St. Patrick’s Day Open.WE NEED YOUR OLD MOBILE PHONES—- to get a second defibrillator that will be housed on the course, making it more accessible should something occur during play on the front 11 holes. There is a box provided in the club foyer for all of your old unwanted mobile phones—-please donate NOW!! HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?Letterkenny Golf Club’s Online Lotto’s draw took place on Wednesday 11th February and, although there was no Jackpot winner, two lotto members who smiled happily were Veronica Mc Ateer & Charlie Davis, winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! Numbers drawn were 3, 12, 16, 23; The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries is 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com and follow the prompts. Join from as little as €20! [€2 per week] Next week’s LOTTO JACKPOT will be €1,750. Thank you for playing and please continue to encourage your fellow members, friends & family to play our Club Lotto.**Don’t forget the social club’s fun afternoon of BINGO organized by the ladies’ branch on Sunday 1st March. Books & jackpot sheets available, everyone welcome.**BROWNS on the GREEN in conjunction with Letterkenny Golf Club, invite you to come and view their very own Cookery Demonstration by the Award Winning IAN ORR ,(Executive Head Chef, Browns Group). Demonstration will take place on Thursday 19th March @ 7.30 pm in Letterkenny Golf Club, Barnhill, Letterkenny. *Tickets €15.00pp* Meet and Greet afterwards. Light refreshments GOLF NEWS: KEITH SPENCE LEADS THE WAY AT BARNHILL was last modified: February 17th, 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:golfLKNoticesSportlast_img read more

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ARDARA ANNUAL GOES ON SALE

first_imgIT’S incredible how some communities get together to produce such wonderful annual tomes – and hot on the heels of Creeslough’s annual offering comes the beautifully put-together volune of Dearcadh, the Ardara Annual.Packed with articles on local folklore, culture and history, the latest edition is perhaps the best edition yet and fishes far and wide for its content.Produced by a local editorial board involving 12 people, the volume runs to 200 pages and contains pictures and stories which would whet the appetite of readers of local history from far and wide. “This is the 33rd annual,” said Eddie O’Donnell from the editorial board. “It is packed with fantastic information and tales with photographs never seen before.“We have a fantastic local heritage and it’s been very rewarding to put together; to preserve this information for the future.”There are wonderful stories about the British navy visits to Killybegs during the Great War with great pictures to match, as well as more than thirty other articles about the wider south and west of the county.It’s the perfect stocking filler and is on sale throughout these parts from this weekend, priced a very reasonable €8. © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com ARDARA ANNUAL GOES ON SALE was last modified: December 16th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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TRIAL BEGINS OF MAN CHARGED WITH LETTERKENNY SEX ASSAULT

first_imgThe trial has started of a man charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Letterkenny.Letterkenny District Court.The man is charged with sexually assaulting the woman on May 17th, 2010. The man pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court.The woman is expected to give her evidence by video-link from Australia where she now lives.TRIAL BEGINS OF MAN CHARGED WITH LETTERKENNY SEX ASSAULT was last modified: February 4th, 2014 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

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DONEGAL SFC: CHAMPIONS GLENSWILLY POWER PAST TERMON TO BOOK SEMI-FINAL SPOT

first_imgLeon Kelly scored a goal as Glenswilly eased past the challenge of neighbours Termon earlier this afternoon.Current Donegal SFC holders Glenswilly proved to be a bridge too far for local rivals Termon, in a very one-sided quarter-final at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.In the lead-up to the game, the clash between the two teams was being billed as a potentially explosive one, given Termon’s excellent win over Gaoth Dobhair last week and the bitter rivalry that exists between the two clubs.But in truth, it was an utterly disappointing match, that Glenswilly won with ease. Two first half goals from Darren McGinley dealt Termon a hammer blow from which they were unable to recover from.Glenswilly also scored some great points in the first-half, with Joe Gibbons, Ciaran Bonner, Michael Murphy and Gary McFadden all registering points for Gary McDaid’s side.Termon’s only points in the opening period came from Christy Connaghan who scored two frees.The second-half was riddled with mistakes from both sides, as Glenswilly allowed complacency into their play. Termon never capitalized though and were guilty of kicking a succession of poor wide’s.Caolan McDaid registered their first score from play after 45 minutes, but Glenswilly extended their advantage with a brace of points from Gary McFadden.Glenswilly had Ruairi Crawford red carded and two minutes later Termon’s Anthony McGrenra was also dismissed.Leon Kelly completed Termon’s misery with a goal late-on to run out convincing winners in the end.Final score Glenswilly 3-09 Termon 0-04 DONEGAL SFC: CHAMPIONS GLENSWILLY POWER PAST TERMON TO BOOK SEMI-FINAL SPOT was last modified: October 19th, 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:Donegal SFC quarter-finalDonegall SFCGAAglenswillynewsSportTermonlast_img read more

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SURGE IN EDUCATION COSTS HIGHLIGHTS PRESSURE ON FAMILIES – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has said the latest Consumer Price Index revealing yet another surge in the cost of education highlights the growing pressure on Donegal families.Charlie McConalogue TDAccording to the figures released by the CSO, the cost of education is 4.8% higher than it was this time last year and is one of the main contributors to the increase in inflation.Deputy McConalogue commented, “The cost putting a child through school and college is one of the greatest expenses facing any family. These figures show it has become even more expensive this year. “One of the main reasons for the increase is yet another hike of €250 in the college registration fee this month. Instead of keeping its promise to reduce the cost of third level education, this government has instead done one of its spectacular u-turns and introduced a series of rolling increases that will see the third level registration fees jump to at least €3,000 next year. The Education Minister Ruairí Quinn also cut student grants and abolished the post-graduate grant.”He said that as these costs continue to mount, more and more families will find they simply cannot afford the cost of putting their children through college.“The hikes and cuts in education are just one example of this government’s failure understand the pressures on ordinary families in Donegal. The last two budgets have hammered young families in particular, with cuts in child benefit, taxes on maternity benefit, cuts to the back to school clothing and footwear allowance, increases in utility bills and a new tax on the family home.“This attack on families must stop. As the government gets ready to announce next year’s budget, I am calling on Fine Gael to radically change their approach and start considering the needs of hard pressed families in this region.” SURGE IN EDUCATION COSTS HIGHLIGHTS PRESSURE ON FAMILIES – McCONALOGUE was last modified: September 13th, 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:Charlie McConalogueeducation cutslast_img read more

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JUDGE PUTS DRINKS LICENSE ON HOLD AFTER HEARING OBJECTIONS TO DONEGAL BEACHFRONT RESORT PLAN

first_imgThe Cuan na Ri Development at Carrigart.A Judge has put a stay on granting an alcohol license for a controversial Donegal beachfront development after hearing objections from a local resident in court.Members of the Cuan na Ri Ocean Front Activity Centre and Resort planned for Aghadachor, Carrigart applied for the license at Letterkenny Circuit Court. The court was told that there were no objections from the Gardai or the Fire Service to the granting of the license.The alcohol license was to be extinguished from a premises in Rathdrum in Co Wicklow and transferred to the Co Donegal premises.However local resident Tony McCarry stood up in the public gallery and asked Judge Matthew Deery if he would listen to the concerns of local people.Judge Deery agreed and allowed Mr McCarry to outline the issues.Mr McCarry, who said his home house where he grew up was five hundred metres from the planned oceanfront centre, had caused major problems for locals.He said people in the area were not against the development but were against the issues which had arisen as a result.He claimed that access to the beachfront had now been cut-off and that the public were now being asked to pay a levy to access the beach.He claim that many public rights of ways to the stretch of beach on which the development was being built had now been locked by gates.He said that many elderly people were now terrified to visit the area because of threats from the developers.He also revealed that professional golfer Paul McGinley and a consortium had previously owned the land but could not get permission for their planned development.“How is it that these guys can come in and close the beach down.“People who live near this beach now have to walk four miles to the next beach. We want gates erected to be removed and we want access to our beach,” he said.He also claimed that while out walking with his son that a car tried to ram him off the road and that he was also verbally attacked by one of the developers of the site.Evidence was also given in court by architect John Masterson who said a number of technical issues arose on the development but these had been sorted.The owner of the property, Michael Anthony Preston, said he acquired the land in 2007 but did not begin developing it until 2012.He said his company had put in pedestrian access to the area and they had also build a car park.He said access was open between 8am and 10.30pm via a gate to the beach.He added that the beach was a special area of conservation which was controlled by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and not the developers adding that “access is quite easy.”Judge Deery said it appeared that there appeared to be no objections in relation to the alcohol license from the Gardai, the Fire Service or the Planning Authority.However he said he appreciated there were concerns amongst locals about the access to the beach.He asked both parties to come together on the matter.“I would ask Mr Preston to have a word with this man (Mr McCarry) to try and accommodate him,” said Judge Deery.He then adjourned his decision on the granting of the alcohol license until Thursday.JUDGE PUTS DRINKS LICENSE ON HOLD AFTER HEARING OBJECTIONS TO DONEGAL BEACHFRONT RESORT PLAN was last modified: July 16th, 2014 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:alcohol licenseCarrigartCuan na RidonegalJudge Matthew DeeryLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

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