Azkals touch down in Dubai, eager to battle Asian heavyweights

first_imgAs the No. 116 ranked team in the world, the Azkals are heavy underdogs in Group D of the tournament that features another powerhouse in China and another tournament debutante in Kyrgyzstan.Except for the Koreans, the Azkals have faced the two other teams in their group in recent years, losing to China, 8-1, in a friendly two years ago. The Azkals beat Kyrgyzstan twice in 2016, although the Central Asian side is in its best form going into the tournament, vaulting to No. 91 in the latest Fifa rankings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think it’s a good draw because at least we’ve played two teams in the group before so we know what to expect,” said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband.The Azkals wrapped up a short training camp in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday and flew to Dubai via Oman. The camp included a 4-2 loss to AFF Suzuki Cup champion Vietnam in a closed-door friendly. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Despite loaded roster Beermen are just paper giants for now, says Austria Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DUBAI—The Philippine Azkals touched down in this ultra modern, skyscraper-lined city Thursday for their biggest tournament yet as the 2019 AFC Asian Cup hits fever pitch in the United Arab Emirates.The 24-nation football showcase begins on Saturday with the host country taking on Bahrain in Abu Dhabi, but the Azkals won’t be in action until Monday when they take on South Korea here.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Although the Azkals will be missing arguably the team’s biggest star in goalkeeper Neil Etheridge of English Premier League team Cardiff City, the Azkals have a wealth of talent and experience for their most important tournament to date.Younghusband is the country’s top international scorer with 52 goals, but the team will also have Patrick Reichelt who hit top form in the Suzuki Cup with important goals against Vietnam and Singapore.While getting to the knockout stages seems like a miracle, the Azkals being here is already a huge accomplishment in itself for Philippine football.“Every player dreams of representing their country in this kind of stage, in a tournament of this magnitude so we’re all excited to be here,” said Younghusband.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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INCHR Wants Gov’t Erect Health Center In Memory of Shaki Kamara

first_imgThe Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR), has launched the long awaited investigation report on Shaki Kamara who died of gunshot wounds, and others, including Titus Nuah and Sylvester Kromah in the Township community of WestPoint on August 20, 2014.The INCHR, strongly recommended to the Government of Liberia to erect a health center in West Point in memory of the late Shaki to be called ‘The Shaki Kamara Memorial Health Center.’Speaking on Wednesday, November 5 at the launch of the report at the office of the commission, the chairperson of the commission, Cllr. Gladys Johnson, said the 15-year-old, Shaki Kamara was shot in the legs, which shattered his leg resulting in profuse bleeding and his death.The INCHR also strongly recommends that the President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf provide monetary compensation to the family, the precise amount to be determined by the government in collaboration with the Interreligious Council of Liberia.The commission recommended to the Government of Liberia that Titus Nuah be flown to a renowned hospital in Accra Ghana for further treatment and evaluation accompanied by a family member and the physician who operated on him at the SDA Cooper Hospital in Monrovia.“The cost of the treatment of Titus Nuah in Ghana will be underwritten through the office of the President of Liberia. The Government of Liberia provides financial compensation for Titus Nuah to restart his life if he makes a full recovery, if not that, Government provides his support for the rest of his life,” the Cllr. Johnson said.The commission said, Sylvester Kromah who sustained serious lacerations while attempting to get away from the life-threatening atmosphere that obtained at that moment, ‘the shooting and angry mob’ ran into barbwires, Government should compensate him for the pain and suffering, amount to be determined by the President of Liberia.The commission also recommends that Alfred Nagbe who was falsely accused of stealing a generator, publically humiliated and punished without due process of law be issue public apology by authority of Liberia National Police.“Let the Liberia National Police LNP authority issue a public apology to Alfred Nagbe for a violation of his human right to be treated with dignity as a human being. The President of Liberia [may] determine a certain amount of money to be paid to the victim for the violation of his human right.”The commission disclosed that, with the issue of the eyewitnesses, the commission lacks the required resources such as funds, expertise, and logistics support to address these concerns, adding that, the Government makes appropriate intervention in the interest of justice in the country.The commission said, the police and Armed Forces have received training since Liberia’s return to civilian rule but for that fact, the West Point incident would have been more horrendous.There are indicators that there is still need for more training especially those whose behavior were portrayed in the videos on August 20,2014 in West Point.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Trucks on the road

first_imgDear EditorAllow me express my serious concern. A few years ago, there was a rule that trucks could not be on the road during between 07:00 to 09:00 hrs. What has happened to that rule now? It is terribly wrong for trucks to be rushing during that hour of the day while school children and people rushing to work. Number of times, I have observed unruly truck taking up whole road or speeding on the road. It seems like they are in more hurry than everyone else. It is a nightmare to watch children waiting to cross the road and a monster truck speeds. Could the minister in charge take immediate action and stop the trucks within the wee hours. This is my humble plead to ministers and police department.Sincerely,Kevin Ramlast_img read more

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No charges for driver in Patentia accident – Police

first_img…as victim stabilises Even as Police and some eyewitness accounts differed on a recent accident at Patentia Public Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD), it was on Wednesday confirmed that the taxi driver involved, 59-year-old Cyril Joseph, will not be charged.John Walcott’s badly damaged motorcycleThis was disclosed by acting Guyana Police Force (GPF) Public Relations Officer, Shivpersaud Bacchus, who noted that based on statements provided and the report of investigators on site, the motorcyclist, John Walcott, 18, was at fault.Multiple eyewitnesses said that the teenager was speeding at the time and persons familiar with the young man claimed that he was in the habit of speeding and not wearing his helmet.According to information received, the teenager was not wearing a helmet at the time of Tuesday’s accident. Guyana Times was told that he remained a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital. On Wednesday, his condition was listed as stable, and it was also confirmed that he suffered broken bones, bruises and other injuries about the body.Despite the claims of Walcott speeding, the decision to not pursue charges against Joseph follows the revelation that the HC 7212 motor car was moved by several men on the scene without Police markings. Moments after the accident, the car was initially seen on the eastern side of the public road some feet away from solid double yellow lines. However, the civilian team of men repositioned the car to the road corner less than one hour after the accident occurred. The second position was consistent with the Police’s account of the driver swerving into that area to avoid the collision, but to no avail.According to the account provided by ranks attached to Wales Police Station, Joseph was proceeding north along the western side of the road while the teenager, proceeding in the opposition direction, on the eastern side “swerved” in a zigzag manner into the car’s path. Police further noted that the car driver then swerved to the eastern side to avoid the motorcycle, after which the cyclist supposedly swerved back to the eastern side and collided with the left side of the car.However, this publication was told that Joseph was reportedly heading toward Vreed-en-Hoop when he attempted to overtake another vehicle. Information from eyewitnesses stated that it was then that Walcott’s CJ 668 motorcycle came head on into Joseph’s Toyota car. Walcott was thrown into the air and landed some 30 feet away where blood was seen on the roadway. The teen was bleeding profusely and was picked up by the driver of a Toyota Tundra, who assisted in transporting him to hospital.last_img read more

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Stay out of politics until time to fund elections – Gaskin to Private Sector

first_imgAddressing the inaugural Business Development Forum hosted on Friday by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin advised the Private Sector to stay clear of politics until the time comes to fund elections; and to focus its attention on what it does best: the creation of business.The minister managed to raise quite a few eyebrows with his declaration.“I believe that the Private Sector should concentrate on business and stay out ofBusiness Minister Dominic Gaskinpolitics; at least until the election season comes around, when you can decide which parties you want to support or which candidates you want to fund, because funding is of course a very key component of the election campaigning process. But certainly, in the off-season, you need to concentrate on business, and Government is supportive of that… Let the private sector do what it does best: compete, comply and get compensated,” he said.Gaskin elaborated that, for far too long, Guyanese have been blaming bad politics in Guyana for bad business practices, as he compared Guyana to other countries.“I know that for a long time we have blamed bad politics in Guyana for bad business practices. I think if we look at many other countries, the political climate is much, much worse. The language, the discourse, the levels of disaffection are way higher and much more toxic than it is in Guyana, and these countries continue to see strong Private Sector confidence and strong economic growth and performance,” Gaskin declared.“If we are going to speak about business development, I believe we certainly should be speaking about SUSTAINABLE business development; and when we speak about sustainability, we have to look far into the future and ensure that what we are doing or seeking to do is actually sustainable in the long-term. And the long-term has to take into account future generations of Guyanese whose wellbeing will depend on the economic foundation that is laid by us who are alive today,” Gaskin declared.The President of the GCCI had, moments before, given remarks highlighting the need for political stability for business growth.“Political stability is one that guides investment… When, as a business person,A section of the gathering at the launching of the inaugural Business Development Forumyou are making sizable decisions for investment, stability is one of those things that must be a main ingredient…,” Indar had noted.He iterated that the programme, which commenced on Friday and wraps up today, is intended to expand local businesses.“This session is aimed at providing you with avenues to meet specialists… That’s how we do business… That’s how we go forward in building from weaknesses to strengths,” the president of GCCI added.Back in June, the GCCI launched its Business Development Forum with the aim of expanding all businesses, whether small- or large-scale.The two-day workshop will focus on areas such as access to capital, insurance policies, incentives for investment, export market readiness, donor agency funding, modern marketing tools, registration, and compliance.The event is being hosted in partnership with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA); Nations University; the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business; Republic Bank Guyana Limited, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). A fee of $20,000 is attached to the two-day event.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: MCELROY LIFTS ROSAPENNA SCRATCH CUP

first_imgBallymena’s Dermot McElroy set a new course record en route to a four-stroke victory in the 36-hole Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup last Saturday the 8th sponsored by McGinley Motors of Letterkenny.The Irish international, 19, playing off a plus four handicap fired a three under par 69 to set a new best for the Sandy Hills Links in his morning round before adding a level par 71 on the Old Tom Morris Links in the afternoon to win on three under 140 from Rathmore’s Ben Best, who shots rounds of 70 (-2) and 74 (+3).Current British Amateur champion Alan Dunbar opened with a one over 73 but dropped four shots in a three hole stretch from the 12th on the Old Tom Morris Links in the afternoon to finish well out of the frame. McElroy headed the field by a shot from plus one handicapper Best after carding six birdies and three bogeys in his course record 69 with Simon Ward carding a 71 (-1) and the quintet of Dunbar, Connor Doran, Rory Leonard, Francis McGinn and Forrest Little’s Caolan Kennedy all signing for 73s (+1). After 27 holes, Dunbar was still in the mix on one over after going out in level par. But the Rathmore star bogeyed the 12th and 13th and then double bogeyed the par-three 14th to see his challenge evaporate. Best went into his final nine holes on two under par total and birded the 11th and 13th to reach four under only to drop a shot at the short 14th and then double bogey the 15th and bogey the 16th and 17th to finish on one over par 144.McElroy covered his front nine of the afternoon round over the Old Tom Morris Links in two over 37 and dropped another shot on the par-four 10th to fall back to level par overall. But he finished like a champion, notching a crucial par at the long and difficult Par 4 11th before reeling off three birdies in a row on the 12th, 13th and 14th to get back to level for his round and three under for the tournament.He then cruised home, finishing with four solid pars to post a three under par total of 140 that left him four clear of runner-up Ben Best with Galway’s Eddie McCormack in third place on two over 145. Mourne’s Reeve Whitson finished fourth on five over 148 with Ardee’s Evan Farrell in fifth. McElroy thanked the sponsor Noel McGinley of McGinley Motors of Letterkenny for his backing of an event which boasts an extremely high quality list of winners including current world No.1 Rory McIlroy in 2005.The Junior Scratch Cup (5-9 handicap) also sponsored by Noel McGinley of McGinley Motors, Letterkenny was won by Ciaran Smyth from Greenore returning a 83 (+11) in the morning and then a 75 (+4) in the afternoon for a 15 over par total of 158.Runner up was Shane Greer from Dunfanaghy also on 158 and third place was Johnny Deeney of Letterkenny on 158.Fourth place was Trevor Woods on 16 over par 159. The best first round was won by Conor Mullholand of Banbridge with a 81 bot(+9) and the best second round was won by Matty Mallon of Banbridge with 78 (+7).The 1st nett was won by Barry Connor with 147 nett and the second nett was won by Peadar Boyce with 149 nett. Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup – Past winners2012 Dermot McElroy, Ballymena2011 Aaron Kearney, Castlerock2010 Connor Doran, Banbridge 2009 Enda Kennedy, Rosapenna2008 Simon Ward, Co Louth2007 Connor Doran, Banbridge2006 Brendan McCarroll, Ballyliffin2005 Rory McIlroy, HolywoodGOLF NEWS: MCELROY LIFTS ROSAPENNA SCRATCH CUP was last modified: September 10th, 2012 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:ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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Celtic reportedly set to sign Arsenal starlet

first_imgSuggestions we have signed Arsenal youth Armstrong Okiflex. pic.twitter.com/Xzw2cxIvH2— – (@_TamSelleck) July 13, 2018Furthermore, another picture came out on social media showing the teenager holding a Celtic strip with his surname on the back.Born in Dublin, Okoflex has represented both Ireland and England at youth level, and he made seven appearances for Arsenal Under-18s last season; he is also eligible to represent Nigeria on the international stage. Signed pic.twitter.com/oEVN4sT3r8— Lachy (@Lachy67_) July 13, 2018Able to play on either flank, as well as in a central striking role, Okoflex was largely selected as a left winger last term, and he put in an eye-catching performance in Arsenal Under-18’s 5-1 defeat of West Ham, grabbing a goal and an assist from that position. Celtic have been backed to sign Armstrong Okoflex from Arsenal, according to reports.Okoflex, the 16-year-old forward, has yet to sign a scholarship with Arsenal and he was not at the Gunners’ pre-season training.This has led to suggestions he could leave the north Londoners this summer, and Celtic have been tipped to secure the youngster’s signature.It is reported by the Scottish Sun that a welcome message for Okoflex was captured on the big screens at Parkhead on Friday morning, reading: ‘Armstrong Okoflex, welcome to Celtic Football Club’.last_img read more

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Leicester hoping to honour late owner with win over Cardiff, says Jamie Vardy

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining “I have 27 players in the squad and all are ready together to give their best and 100 per cent to remember the owner on the pitch. I hope we can find the right balance between conviction and emotion. If we remain just on the emotion it will be difficult, of course.“I am confident when I saw my players in the training session that they can give their best. For a few minutes in the game when it starts you need your focus just on the football, but before and after the match we cannot forget.”Leicester to travel by coach rather than fly for Premier League clash vs CardiffDaniel Amartey will miss the trip to Cardiff. The 23-year-old midfielder suffered a serious ankle injury during the home draw with West Ham last weekend and is set to be sidelined for around four months after undergoing surgery. tense deals REVEALED 4 4 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The Leicester players will fly out to Thailand for Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral straight after the Cardiff game Latest Premier League News Vardy consoles Vichai’s son Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha earlier this week gameday cracker no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 4 huge blow Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 Captain Wes Morgan is available again after serving a ban while Matty James resumed training this week after a long-term Achilles problem. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT There have been numerous tributes paid to the Srivaddhanaprabha Leicester boss Claude Puel says playing football has not been at the front of his players’ minds this week Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is hoping his team-mates can honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a win over Cardiff on Saturday.Club owner Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people tragically killed when his helicopter crashed in a car park next to the King Power Stadium following last weekend’s Premier League game against West Ham. Leicester’s Carabao Cup tie at home to Southampton was postponed in the wake of the disaster and has been rearranged for Tuesday, November 27, but the Premier League match away to Cardiff will go ahead as planned.Foxes boss Claude Puel said on Thursday that the result would not be important at Cardiff, but Vardy hopes to honour Srivaddhanaprabha with a fitting performance and a win.Speaking publicly for the first time since the tragedy, Vardy told Sky Sports News: “We all spoke about wanting to play. It’s what Vichai would’ve wanted and that’s what we are going to do.“We need to make sure we go out there and honour his name and put in a performance that will hopefully get the win. I know people are saying the result doesn’t matter but for us as players we want to get a positive result. “From day one, literally from when I first met him up until now, he’s always been really friendly and always wanting to be involved.“He wasn’t just a chairman, he was part of the squad itself and was always here and always giving you encouragement and wanting to be involved with the lads, and that’s credit to him.”Puel thinks a return to action might help Leicester to put a traumatic week behind them.He said: “Playing football has not been at the front of our minds this week but it is one of the best remedies you can have. “It’s going to be tough and very emotional and what the lads wanted to do was play this game and honour the man himself. The main thing is we all come together even stronger and do Vichai proud.”Vardy also paid tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha, saying the Thai billionaire was more like a family member to the club’s players.“The relationship was exactly how you’ve seen it put out there. He wasn’t just a chairman, he literally was part of your extended family,” he said.“It didn’t matter who you were, he always made time for you. And as all the pictures that have been put out have shown, he was always smiling. Those are the things you will never forget and which will stay engraved in your mind.last_img read more

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DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENFIN V MAC CUMHAILLS

first_imgFrank McGlynn will be back in club action this weekend when Glenfin host Mac Cumhaills in the Donegal SFC.Glenfin host local rivals Mac Cumhaills in a mouth-watering clash in the Donegal SFC on Saturday evening.Matches between the two are always closely fought due to the fierce rivalry that exists between the two clubs.Both sides play in Division Two and have enjoyed fairly decent seasons thus far. There’s not much to choose between the sides and it should be a very close game on Saturday.With the game being a senior championship fixture the game takes on added pressure for both.Mac Cumhaills will look to Darren O’Leary and Marty Reilly to fire them to success over Glenfin.O’Leary is a handful on the edge of the square and is a big presence for Mac Cumhaills, he’ll have to be closely monitored by the Glenfin rearguard. While O’Reilly a member of the Donegal senior panel this season offers a menacing threat with his runs from deep.Glenfin will look to Frank McGlynn for inspiration and he will drive on his side from centre-half back.Former county star Stephen McDermott will also be a pivotal player alongside Kevin McGlynn for Glenfin on Saturday evening.It’s going to be a very close match and it’s difficult to pick a winner between either.VERDICT – DRAW DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENFIN V MAC CUMHAILLS was last modified: September 26th, 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 PreviewGAAglenfinMac CumhaillsnewsSportlast_img read more

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Donegal lad gets his wings during hospital appointment to Dublin!

first_imgA young Donegal lad has been flown for hospital treatment in Dublin in a helicopter in the arms of his mother.Last week the helicopter wing of BumbleAnce, namely BumbleAir, flew little Oisin Campbell from Donegal to the capital and back again in the arms of his mother – a first for the family.Thanks to BumbleAir – a charity that transports sick children across Ireland for medical treatment – Oisin, aged 3, was able to travel to and from his appointment in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin in the arms of his mother, Fionnula Doherty. Fionnula doesn’t travel well on long journeys by car so this trip was an emotional milestone for the family.Pilot Ryan Hanrahan told RTE “This is one of the most profound flights that I’ve ever done as Fionnula told me that this was her first time travelling with Oisin together on a trip because, normally, her father would travel by road.“She doesn’t like travelling by road so she normally flies down and meets them so she’s always waiting for texts and updates from the father just to see how Oisin is doing.”The toddler, who hails from Derrybeg in Gaoth Dobhair, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal abnormality and has to travel for multiple hospital appointments which can take up to eight hours to get to by car. While this trip was undoubtedly memorable for the family, it also served as an important reminder to Ryan as to why he works so hard for this charitable service.He explained: “I remember turning around and looking at Fionnula and she was smiling from ear to ear and just so humbled, she just could not believe it.“Just so, so happy, holding Oisin in her hands for the whole flight and he slept most of the way he was so happy and she was just smiling, looking out the whole time and asking questions and just couldn’t believe that she was doing it.”“It just re-emphasised why I’m doing all this and putting all the hard work in to make this happen because it is absolutely amazing and has such an effect on the family,” he said.The journey took just one hour and 20 minutes by air and afforded a comfort to the family that was absolutely priceless. More below. However, Ryan was quick to thank everyone involved in the journey including the airport staff.“All the staff in Donegal were phenomenal and the staff in Sligo airport were brilliant because they waved all our landing fees and they were just very helpful once we landed to get fuel in Sligo and when we landed with Fionnula and her son in Donegal so it’s really well received by the workers there as well so big thanks to them,” he said.Donegal lad gets his wings during hospital appointment to Dublin! was last modified: July 6th, 2018 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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