Middleweight Contender 2015 champion Kemahl Russell will fight Mexican Hector Nava in Mexico City tonight. This will bring to an end a period of overseas training for Russell. The training was designed to prepare him for some serious fight challenges next year.Russell has been based in New York since late September, and told The Gleaner yesterday that he has had the benefit of working with some good trainers and sparring partners, and this has allowed him to sharpen his skills.”I have learnt a lot, and I am a much better fighter now than when I left Jamaica. I am feeling great and will be putting everything into this fight so that I can return to Jamaica next week with another victory on my record ” he continued.His manager, Leiza Keane, told The Gleaner that she is very pleased with the progress that Russell has made over these past several months, and she expects a good performance from him tonight.- L.B.
MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Cheng and reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron had 13 points apiece to lead the Lady Spikers while Aduke Ogunsanya added 12.Mary Ann Mendrez led UE with 12 points with Shaya Adorador pitching in 11.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed La Salle Lady Spikers vs UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter having its winning run snapped, De La Salle vented its frustrations on woeful University of the East, 25-18,25-17, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Spikers lost to National University in five sets last Sunday, but have returned to form to improve to 4-1 while the Lady Warriors are still seeking for their first win in five games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer La Salle had a comfortable 23-17 lead after UE committed two straight errors, but the Lady Warriors were able to trim the lead down to four, 23-19, after a miscue on the Lady Spikers’ side as Arianne Layug hit the net.Desiree Cheng eventually finished things off for the defending champions and scored the Lady Spikers’ two final points, an off-the-block kill and a crosscourt hit that landed on the bottom-right corner of UE’s side of the floor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough La Salle was able to trump UE in just three sets, head coach Ramil De Jesus wanted more from his team.“The result is important but as for the performance, I’m quite dissatisfied because I couldn’t see the aggressiveness on the court,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “When they saw that we had a bid lead and the win was within reach they became quite complacent.” LATEST STORIES Arum open to Pacquiao-Matthysse but not in April 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Thousands of residents living along the West Coast and West Bank of Demerara and along the East Bank of Essequibo and Essequibo Coast on Sunday experienced a 12-hour landline phone, mobile and Internet shutdown.Reports are the disruption started at 05:00h and connections were restored at 16:30h.When Guyana Times reached out to GTT, it was related that there were some service disruptions due to a fallen Guyana Power and Light (GPL) cable in Eccles, East Bank Demerara on Sunday morning.On its Facebook page, the telecommunications company has a notice outlining that data, mobile and landline services in Tuschen , Parika, Leonora, Windsor Forest, Fellowship, Meten-Meer-Zorg, Cornelia Ida, Zeeburg, Vreed-en-Hoop, Anna Regina, Hampton Court, Suddie, Queenstown, Better Hope, La Grange, Canal, Wales, Supenaam and Charity will be impacted.
Court-ordered Article 106 March 19 elections…for violating Guyana’s ConstitutionThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) plans to appeal to the international community to impose sanctions on the coalition Government for violating Guyana’s Constitution, if the mandated March 19 deadline for General and Regional Elections is missed.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoIn reiterating that elections must be held no later than that date, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said on Thursday during a press conference at his Church Street, Georgetown office that these calls would be for international sanctions targeted at individuals in the Government for violating democracy.Jagdeo recalled that President David Granger during 2014 had outlined what will happen in Guyana if the then PPP Government did not uphold the Constitution, when they brought a no-confidence vote. “We will give that clip to the international community to show how our own President in 2014 defines how Guyana should be treated in those circumstances,” he stated.Major problemsThe Opposition Leader said this situation will present major problems for many sections of the Government. According to him, if the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) are to take orders from what he described as an “unconstitutional Government” it would be a violation to the Constitution which they all swore to uphold and protect.“The Accountant General may face personal liabilities for the disbursement of any money made in that period because contractors and others who persist in dealing with an illegal Government could face civil recovery procedures for monies they receive on contracts,” Jagdeo also claimed.With regards to the use of public assets such as vehicles, he said that he would not support that beyond March 19 either, because that too, in his opinion, is a violation of the Constitution. “I say no because it would also be a violation because if they do so they can face personal liabilities too,” he added.President David GrangerThe Opposition Leader accused the David Granger-led Administration of “pushing us into a situation, where this country could be harmed. Already it is very hard to make a living and it’s just exposing us to more hardships and it will be their fault.He continued: “…if they were reasonable, if they had been sitting at the table and saying work with us to ensure that we hold elections in three months, or as close as possible to those three months, they would have had a willing partner. But right now they are doing nothing and they can’t hope that on March 19, they can come and ask us to go to the Parliament and ask for an extension.”The Opposition Leader said too that he will not be seeking a meeting with President David Granger and would only accept an invitation from him if there is a proposed agenda. “I’m not seeking any meeting. He needs to comply with the Constitution. We have a President who is driving us into a constitutional crisis. He believes he can just stay there forever… and it’s a desperate act,” he added.Jagdeo stated that the Opposition does not plan to return to Parliament unless it has something do with the elections itself. “If a finite date for election is set and only if that is the case, and they are things necessary to do…to give effect to that election we will do so.”In making reference to arguments that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) does not have finances to conduct an election, the Opposition Leader said in 2015 President Granger signed an order to the effect that allows the Commission to use its current finances for whatever is required.“So there budgets is dealt with separately, and they don’t have to go through the regular appropriation process… it says that in the laws, the appropriation of a constitutional agency approved by the National Assembly shall be disbursed as a lump sum by the end of the month following the month of which the appropriation was approved.”In other words, GECOM already has all the money in a bank account in a lump sum, aside from the money put aside for house-to-house registration.As it relates to the application to the Court of Appeal for a stay of the Chief Justice Roxane George’s decision that the No-confidence Motion was validly passed and that the Cabinet stands resigned, Jagdeo said he is not confident that it will be granted.Meanwhile, no decision has been made on a timeline for elections, as Commissioners from both Government and the Opposition have not been able to end the current deadlock.These commissioners feel the matter will eventually end up with the country’s principal leaders, President Granger and Jagdeo.
0Shares0000Neymar ‘absent’ again © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Aug 25 – Neymar was left out of Paris Saint-Germain’s third consecutive Ligue 1 match on Sunday as his employers await a resolution to the Brazilian’s protracted transfer saga.Neymar was declared fit to play for the first time since injuring his ankle in May by PSG coach Thomas Tuchel on the eve of Toulouse’s visit to the Parc des Princes. But the club’s Qatari owners and sporting director Leonardo have sidelined him as the uncertainty over his future continues to dominate their early season landscape.In the squad list published ahead of the 1900 GMT kick-off Neymar was marked down as “absent”.The 27-year-old wants a return to Spain, to his former club Barca who sold him to the French champions for a world record 222 million euros ($264 million at the time) in 2017.Or to Real Madrid, who reportedly had a 100 million euros bid plus players rejected this week.Tuchel when quizzed about his wantaway forward on Saturday told reporters: “He can play (against Toulouse) if the situation between him and the club is clear…. Today it’s not clear, perhaps tomorrow it will be”.Pressed, the German added Neymar was “ready to play” but the final decision rested with the club’s sporting director.“Perhaps you have to speak to Leonardo,” he suggested. “Neymar’s had a good week (training) with all the squad, a week with a lot of work and intensity.”The European transfer window closes on September 2. Whether Neymar figures in PSG’s fourth league outing next Friday at Metz could be up to the negotiators.0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)
MALIBU – A reported scuffle between actor Pierce Brosnan and a photographer in Malibu was being investigated today by the sheriff’s department, a spokesman confirmed. “We are investigating Mr. Brosnan, who is alleged to have committed a battery,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. “It happened last Friday, at 6:15 p.m., outside the Casa Escobar …,” a Mexican restaurant located in the Malibu Country Mart. The celebrity Web site TMZ.com identified the photographer as Robert Rosen and reported that the shutterbug got into a confrontation with Brosnan, who was accompanied by one of his children, after starting to compliment the actor on his James Bond films. TMZ.com, citing a witness account, alleged that Brosnan reacted by cursing at Rosen and striking him in the ribs, and that photographer allegedly responded by kicking the actor in the stomach. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Whitmore said results of the “ongoing investigation” will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Shark researchers from Donegal are understood to have pulled off a world first after fitting a camera to the dorsal fin of a giant basking shark.A basking shark off InishowenThe camera was deployed by a team from the Irish Basking Shark Project on the dorsal fin of a six-metre basking shark, just south of Malin Head.It was recovered via a mini VHF directional finder 25 hours later about five miles west of the initial deployment site. Emmett Johnston, a spokesman for the team based in Inishowen, said they are delighted by the footage they recovered.Mr Johnston said the recent good spell of weather has brought large numbers of sharks off the coast of Donegal.“We got about 3 hours of footage, plus body acceleration, roll and movement data which we are correlating with the video footage.“We haven’t seen sharks in such good numbers since 2010. The good weather has brought the sharks to the surface for longer periods and created suitable conditions for large aggregations to form. “The sharks are gathering in the many small bays and inlets on the north coast to feed on the dense clouds of plankton, literally yards from the shore line.”WORLD FIRST AS RESEARCHERS FIT CAMERA TO FIN OF DONEGAL SHARK was last modified: August 11th, 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:Basking SharkscameraInishowen
DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTSCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 0 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 5 An experienced Kerrykeel ‘71 proved too strong for a very young Letterbarrow side at Tymeen. The deadlock, in a tightly contested first half, was broken after 40 minutes when Johnny Friel beat the offside trap to fire low past the keeper. Shortly after the restart Letterbarrow were caught napping when Sean Gallagher scored two quick goals for the visitors. Mikey McBride made it four nil in the 60th minute, with a fine header and Sean Friel wrapped up the scoring for the visitors when his effort was deflected past the keeper on 80 minutes. Mikey McBride, Barney McBride and Conor McGowan were best for Kerrykeel.Old Orchard Inn Saturday Division One Ramelton Mariners 1 Fintown Harps AFC 1NO REPORTGlenea United Reserves 4 Erne Wanderers 0In fine condition Glenea reserves got the better of the league leaders with this well earned victory. Glenea started strongly and took the lead on 8 minutes when Michael Mc Clafferty headed home a Martin Doohan cross. Glenea pressed hard to increase their lead but failed to take any of the chances they created. Erne tried hard to get into the game but were finding it difficult to create any chances. The home side started the 2nd half strongly and increased their lead on 60 minutes when Michael Mc Clafferty headed home a Brian Cuffe cross for his 2nd goal of the game. Glenea got their 3rd goal on 67 minutes when Joe Friel scored from close range. Erne came closest to a goal when Michael Ward saw his effort come back off the post. Glenea got the 4th goal on 83 minutes when Kevin McFadden tapped the ball home from a Brian Cuffe header.Best for Glenea were Tommy Rodgers, Michael Mc Clafferty & Sean Sweeney, while it was team effort from ErneMicky Mulhern was the referee.Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two Gweedore United Reserves 3 Milford United Reserves 1This game played on a nice afternoon at Carrickboyle saw the home side take all three points following what could only be described as a good end to end match. Gweedore started the strongest with good possession and they saw Ciaran Gillespie’s good effort come off the post in the 17th minute. The home side saw good efforts from Stephen O’ Donnell and Sean Paul Mc Mahon well saved by Mc Ginley in the Milford nets. The Carrickboyle men broke the deadlock in the 39th minute when a good pass from Ciaran Cannon fell to Stephen O’ Donnell who rounded a defender to drive into the bottom corner of Mc Ginley’s net to make it 1-0. The second half started with Milford going all out in attack and in the 47th minute they got their equaliser when a defensive error was capitalised on by Hugh Mc Menamin to make it 1-1. The game opened up following that equaliser and it was end to end stuff from then on. Milford had good chances through Ciaran Gibbons and Ciaran Blaney however the Gweedore defence marshalled by Patrick Mc Fadden stood firm. It was the home side that regained the lead in the 62nd minute when an excellent pass from Sean Paul Mc Mahon was lobbed over Mc Ginley by Stephen O’ Donnell to make it 2-1. Milford went in search of an equaliser, opening up their defence, and they were caught on the break in the 89th minute when Niall Friel ran from half way to finish well making it 3-1 ensuring the points remained with Gweedore United. Aidan O’ Donnell and Ciaran Gibbons played well for Milford while it was a good team effort from the home side.Referee: Ed Moore.Keadue Rovers Reserves 1 Donegal Town Reserves 1 Keadue and Donegal Town shared the spoils in this Division 2 game at Central Park on Saturday. The home team were the better starters and in the sixth minute, following good work by Adrian Hanlon, the ball went through to Darragh Hanlon and his shot was well parried. The same player was again to the fore midway through the first half when his strike was once again well saved. In between this though Donegal Town started to get a lot of possession and had some good passing moves but didn’t make any chances of note. By the half hour Adrian Hanlon had a good strike from long range saved by the keeper and at the break it was 0-0. At the start of the second half Keadue again created an early opportunity, Donal Rodgers shooting wide after a good solo run. However Donegal Town had a good effort go just wide on fifty five minutes and for most of the second half forced territory and possession. It was no surprise when in the seventieth minute they went one up. From a good free kick David Bustard rose well to head home from close range. A few minutes later it could’ve been two when a long range effort struck the crossbar with the keeper beaten. On seventy eight minutes however Keadue were level, against the run of play, when Luke Neely’s shot from the edge of the area was fumbled by the keeper and Donal Rodgers nipped in to poke the rebound home from close range. In the final ten minutes both sides tried to win it, the closest either team came was a shot by Keadue’s Adrian Hanlon on eighty five minutes. A fair result overall with good team performances from both sides.Referee: James MalseedWatson Hire Division OneDrumoghill F.C. 4 Ballybofey United 0Drumoghill wrapped up the year of 2012 with their most impressive performance during those 12 months, easily despatching what was a very strong Ballybofey United side. The result was never really in doubt after quick goals from Shane McIntyre and Liam O’Donnell put the home side two goals ahead inside the first quarter, although it could’ve been all so different had Ballybofey not spurned a glorious chance from the penalty spot on 7 minutes. Referee Mc Loughlin had no option but to award the penalty after David Gordon diverted Duffy’s cross away from goal with his arm, but goalkeeper Eamon Mc Auley blasted the resulting kick high and wide before facing the long trek back to goal.Mc Auley’s day was to get worse 3 minutes later as he failed to hold McIntyre’s well struck 20 yard free kick after Maurice Lafferty was adjudged to have fouled Karlos Rodgers before being helpless as Liam O’Donnell stroked home after good work from Richard Moore.Drumoghill were now free flowing and confident and killed the game as a contest on the half hour with the goal of the game. McIntyre turned creator after collecting Christy Martin’s pass and his first time cross was met perfectly by Richard Moore at the near post.With the game as good as over, the game fizzled out as a contest in the 2nd half, during which Liam O’Donnell grabbed his 2nd goal after exchanging passes with Richard Moore. Ballybofey though will feel unlucky not to have grabbed a consolation through full back Duffy as his superb strike from 30 yards rebounded back of the frame of the goal. O’Donnell should’ve completed his hat-trick near the end after being sent clear by Crossan before McCauley redeemed himself by pulling off a miraculous save when Rodgers seemed certain to score from point blank range.Good team efforts from both sides with Chris Breen impressing for the visitors along with John Madigan, Christy Martin and Greg Regan for the reds.CT Ball Division TwoBonagee United 2 Gweedore United 1Bonagee took the lead on three minutes when Darren Coyle headed home a Kevin Doran free kick from ten yards out. Matthew Byrne came close for the visitors on ten minutes when his shot from the edge of the box went just wide of the post. Gweedore were well on top at this stage and a Shane O’ Donnell cross from the left was met by Ciaran Mc Fadden but his shot went wide from ten yards. Gweedore had three great chances in the next ten minutes but John Carr in the Bonagee goal was in excellent form and Glen Rainey and Seamus Mc Ginty had goal line clearances to deny the away team. Gweedore did level the match on forty four minutes when a cross in from the right from Matthew Byrne fell to Stephen Cassidy and he made no mistake from twelve yards. Bonagee started the better team in the second half and had chances through Darren Coyle and Kevin Doran on fifty and fifty five minutes but their strikes on goal were well saved by Liam Mc Fadden in the Gweedore goal. Frank Mc Gee for the visitors came close on the hour when his header went just over the bar from a Byrne corner. Glen Rainey came close on seventy three minutes when his header from a Shane Kelly corner went just wide of the Gweedore upright. John Carr in the Bonagee goal made a great save from Byrne when he beat the offside trap on eighty minutes. Bonagee got the winner on eighty six minutes when Kevin Doran won the ball on the halfway line and he put Darren Coyle through and the Bonagee striker hammered home from twenty yards. Gweedore had a great chance to level the match on eighty nine minutes but great defending by Glen Rainey made sure the home team got all three points. Team effort by both sides. Referee: Paddy Martin.Oscar Traynor TrophyDonegal Junior League 2 Sligo / Leitrim League 2The Donegal League’s interest in the Oscar Traynor Trophy is over for yet another year as Steven Corcoran’s men could only manage a draw in their final group game against the Sligo/Leitrim League. Having lost their opening two matches, against Mayo and Inishowen, there was still a mathematical chance that the Donegal lads could progress to the next round of this prestigious competition however for that to become a reality in would have meant gaining victory over the visitors by three clear goals and Inishowen defeating Mayo. While the men from the north of the county duly delivered on the second part of the equation the Donegal League side were unable to complete the conundrum. For a while mid-way through the second half it did however look like they were on course to defy the odds but ultimately it wasn’t to be.Mayo took an early lead in the game when they profited from an unfortunate own goal when the Donegal keeper was deceived by a seemingly harmless back pass that bobbled off the surface at the worst possible time giving the custodian no time to recover his positioning. Only two minutes were played at this stage and neither side could add to the score-line prior to the half time interval. The game took a change of direction after twenty five minutes of the second half when Heraughty in the Sligo nets had to leave the field injured. Having travelled with the bare eleven players the visitors were forced to deploy an out-field player in goals and complete the game with ten men. Almost immediately Donegal drew level when Shane Barclay scored. Mark Carlin who had come on as a second half substitute then put Donegal into the lead. Knowing that they needed to secure a greater margin of victory the hosts pressed forward in numbers and were caught short at the back as Christopher Kelly equalised for the Sligo/Leitrim men. This goal killed the Donegal challenge and with the visitors unable to find the net again the game ended in a draw. Neither side will have any further involvement in the latter stages of this tournament in the current season so both can now only look forward to next year.Referee: Joe Mc Hugh, Assistants: Kevin Logue and Mick LaganRESULTS:DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 0 v 5 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Old Orchard Inn Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners 1 v 1 Fintown Harps AFCGlenea United Reserves 4 v 0 Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoGweedore United Reserves 3 v 1 Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves 1 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesDeele Harps P v P Tullyvinney RoversWatson Hire Division OneDrumoghill F.C. 4 v 0 Ballybofey UnitedCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United 2 v 1 Gweedore UnitedOscar Traynor TrophyDonegal Junior League 2 v 2 Sligo / Leitrim LeagueTOTAL SOCCER: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTS was last modified: December 16th, 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:TOTAL SOCCER: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTS
So who do you think you are?Donegal families are to be given the chance to research their family history with the help of some experts.As part of the Gathering 2013, services from the Cultural Services Division of Donegal County Council including the Library Service, County Museum and County Archives have been running a series of family history roadshows, on the theme of ‘How To Research Your Family History’. These roadshows will take place throughout the year, in venues around the County.The second roadshow will take place in Central Library, Letterkenny on Wednesday the 21st of August from 11.30am to 3pm. Admission is free. All welcome and refreshments will be served.Cultural Services staff will be on hand to provide guidance to the public on the wide variety of sources available to those interested in researching their own family history.The Archives Service will bring along a sample of archives which relate to family history including electoral registers and valuation books for the area. Library resources will also be available to view. To coincide with the roadshow series a new booklet entitled ‘Who do you think you are? A guide to genealogy resources in Donegal County Council Cultural Services’ will be launched.This booklet provides a brief introduction to records available within the three services. The guide is part of the Hands of History project supported by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.For information contact Una Mathewson, Central Library Letterkenny, Co Donegal T 074 9124950 EXPERTS TO HELP DONEGAL PEOPLE RESEARCH THEIR FAMILY TREES was last modified: August 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:Donegal County Councilfamily treesThe Gathering
Inishowen man Denis Doherty may have enough miles on the clock to put most men of a similar age off the idea of cycling the length of the country.But at the age of 68 the Gleneely man wanted to give something back after a brush with cancer. Denis is currently in the middle of a five day cycle from Mizen to Malin which finishes on Friday.He was joined by both his son Michael and son-in-law Shane to begin his journey in aid of Donegal Cancer Support Services.Denis’ family say that following an encounter with cancer himself a few years back has decided he is now fit enough to give something back as a tribute to what he believes was an outstanding service that he recieved during his treatment.He especially wants to raise cash to help fund the bus service that brings cancer patients from Letterkenny General Hospital to both Dublin and Galway hospitals who are recieving treatment from Monday to Friday and who then return home to their families for the weekends. Denis says this service is vital both in terms of both the practicalities of accessible transport from Donegal but also the peer support gained through this service amongst cancer patients themselves, allowing a certain amount of comradeship during what is essentially a very harrowing, exausting and isolating period of time in their lives.Denis’ daughter Breda, who has also suffered from cancer in the past, has been instrumental in the gaining of sponsorship to-date for my fathers cycle.To-date they have raised over €12,000 and the group is so grateful for the support they have been shown in Donegal.“Basically my father has put in the work to training over the past 12 months whilst Breda had been knocking on doors.“We would really appreciate it if people to show their support either by sponsorship or even by just giving them a wave and a hoot to show your appreciation for a man who is testimony to how how we can turn negatives into positives and believes in looking forward rather than looking back,” said Denis’ daughter Rosaleen.DENIS ENJOYING NEW CYCLE OF LIFE AFTER OVERCOMING CANCER was last modified: July 25th, 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:Denis DohertyGleneelyMizen to Malin