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VIVA Slammer Rammer table tennis serves off September

first_imgThe Titans Table Tennis Club will collaborate with Guyana Beverages Inc. to stage what is anticipated to be a highly competitive two-day tournament in September, in an effort to display the country’s junior talents.From left: Kevin Farley, Dwain Dick, Raymond Govinda and Daniel ThomasDubbed the VIVA Water Slammer Rammer Junior Table Tennis tournament, the event is set for September 8-9 at Marian Academy, and several categories to be contested.At the official launch on Thursday morning, President of the Titans Table Tennis Club, former national player Dwain Dick, highlighted that 11 categories will be contested, inclusive of 10 juniors and B Class.The juniors will compete in the Boys and Girls Under-9, Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, and Under-18 divisions. VIVA Water Brand Manager Raymond Govinda has said Guyana Beverages Inc. is committed to supporting the growth and development of the country’s youths through their participation in sport.“Over the years, we would have invested in other sports such as cricket, football, boxing (and) athletics, just to name a few. This year, we’re elated to partner with the Titans Table Tennis Club to host the first-ever VIVA Water Slammer Rammer Junior Table Tennis tournament,” Govinda said. He explained that the reason for using the newly rebranded VIVA Water to sponsor the tournament is simple: it is a healthy choice for sportsmen and women.“It has zero calories; a lot of vitamins is added to it. Also, it has green tea extract, and it’s perfect for diabetics and any person who would like to pursue an active lifestyle,” he explained.Public Relations Officer of Titans Table Tennis Club, Daniel Thomas, said the club is once again looking to make an impact on the development process for table tennis in Guyana through the two days of competition that the players would be exposed to.Apart from Guyana Beverages Inc., the club has been able to solicit support from Netsurf Telecom, Beacon Snackette, Metro, Power Producers and Distributors Inc., General Industrial Supplies and Enterprise, the Outar Family and Paul David of the USA.Meanwhile, registration will take place between 08:00h and 09:00h on September 8, after which competitive action will serve off.last_img read more

Woman bomber kills Iraqi recruits

first_imgPrime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is visiting Japan, rejected an immediate U.S. troop withdrawal, as called for on Monday by his fellow Shiites in a huge demonstration in the holy cities of Kufa and Najaf. The demonstrations were ordered up by radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose political support put al-Maliki in office. “To demand the departure of the troops is a democratic right and a right we respect,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some Arab television stations reported an American helicopter was shot down in the fight, and showed video of a charred piece of mechanical wreckage that was impossible to identify. The U.S. issued a statement late Tuesday saying an attack helicopter suffered damage from small-arms fire but returned to base. Several blocks from the battle, a rocket slammed into a schoolyard basketball court, killing a 6-year-old boy. AP Television News videotape showed children’s backpacks and books still open on classroom desks, covered with shattered glass and debris. Blood was pooled on the dusty tile floor. Police said it was a stray Katyusha rocket that dug into the asphalt playground and at least 17 were wounded – 15 students and two teachers. The resumption of violence was in stunning contrast to Monday, when a 24-hour driving ban left the capital eerily quiet on the fourth anniversary of its capture by American forces. But just hours after the ban was lifted before dawn Tuesday, artillery fire echoed across the city. By day’s end, at least 52 people were killed or found dead nationwide in strife confined mainly to Sunni enclaves. BAGHDAD – A raging, daylong battle erupted in central Baghdad on Tuesday and four Iraqi soldiers were killed, 16 U.S. soldiers were wounded and a U.S. helicopter was hit by ground fire at the close of the second month of the massive security crackdown on the capital. Sixty miles to the north, in the mostly Sunni city of Muqdadiyah, a woman with a suicide vest strapped beneath her black Muslim robe blew herself up in the midst of 200 Iraqi police recruits. The attack killed at least 16 men waiting to learn if they had been hired. The security crackdown, which began Feb. 14 and will see nearly 170,000 American forces in Iraq by the end of May, has curbed some sectarian attacks and assassinations in the capital. But violence continues to flare periodically in Baghdad and has risen markedly in nearby cities and towns. The fierce fighting in central Baghdad shut down the Sunni-dominated Fadhil and Sheik Omar neighborhoods just after 7 a.m., the U.S. military said. After American and Iraqi troops came under fire during a routine search operation, helicopter gunships swooped in, engaging insurgents with machine gun fire. last_img read more

Fort St. John resident rescued after snowmobile accident

first_imgOne person was injured after entering a ravine in the area of kilometre 55 of the Moberly Forest Service Road near Silversands.According to the RCMP, the sledder, a resident of Fort St. John, appeared to have suffered a spinal injury and required an airlift from the location.  North Peace Search and Rescue was activated to help in the search.  The group was located not far from the SPOT co-ordinates.The full extent of the snowmobilers injuries are not known at this time, he was transported to the Fort St. John Hospital.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Walcott for England! Wenger ‘happy’ for winger to be included in squad

first_img1 Theo Walcott Arsene Wenger insists he will have no issue with Theo Walcott joining up with England later this month.The flying winger has returned to action after missing around nine months, and the World Cup in Brazil, with a knee injury he sustained in an FA Cup tie against Tottenham last January.He came off the bench for the final ten minutes of Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday and is set to play a part against Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday night.And Wenger won’t stop him playing for England if Roy Hodgson picks him for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley and the friendly in Scotland.In fact, the Frenchman believes being involved with the national team will benefit the 25-year-old in his recovery.He said: “Hopefully Theo will come on and have no setbacks now, but we always have to be cautious. The battle is not won yet – at nine or ten months out, you have ups or downs and I will have to manage that well.“If he wants to go [with England], I am happy for him to go and train, and maybe get a few minutes. I am happy for that because it will help his development. Is he completely ready? I think it is a bit early, but to be in the squad would be good for him.”last_img read more

Europa League blow for Liverpool! Injury-hit Reds leave EIGHT players at home for Besiktas clash

first_img1 Liverpool stars Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho Liverpool have suffered multiple injury blows in the build-up to their Europa League clash at Besiktas, with Brendan Rodgers confirming he will be without EIGHT first team players.The Reds return to Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium, venue for their famous 2005 Champions League victory, on Thursday holding a slender 1-0 lead from the first leg of their last-32 tie against the Turkish League leaders.However, they will have to complete the job without vice-captain Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and defenders Glen Johnson and Mamadou Sakho.Their absences, coupled with the already missing Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva – still working their way back from injury – and the suspended Lazar Markovic, means Rodgers has little room for manoeuvre.Nevertheless, the Reds manager remains confident what remains of his squad can get the job done and seal the side’s progression to the last-16.“We’ve got a few injuries,” said the boss, whose side host Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.“We’ve probably out here without eight of our squad who have knocks, some with previous and some who picked up something at the weekend.“We still have a squad strong enough to hopefully get the job complete but we’ve got a few knocks and niggles from the weekend.”Gerrard’s absence means Liverpool will be without any players who played in their dramatic Champions League final victory against AC Milan almost ten years ago.However, the stadium brings back brilliant memories for supporters and the club itself will forever be associated with the venue.“Of course it was a great historic night for the club and everyone associated with Liverpool respects that,” added Rodgers.“It was a little while ago and there won’t be too many of our players that were involved at that time.“It’s a real iconic stadium for the club and a big part of that history.“For us to go there and play with a lot of young players and a new squad against a good team, we’ll look forward to that.“We’re looking forward to the atmosphere and we want to get the job complete.”last_img read more

Gianni Infantino elected FIFA president

first_img Gianni Infantino succeeds Sepp Blatter at the helm of football’s world governing body Gianni Infantino is FIFA’s ninth president after being elected at the world governing body’s extraordinary congress in Zurich on Friday.The FIFA presidential election entered a second round of voting for the first time in 42 years after Infantino of Switzerland secured more backing than pre-vote favourite Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al Khalifa of Bahrain in the first round, when a two thirds majority was required to win.A simple majority of more than 50 per cent – 104 votes – was sufficient for victory in the second round.And Infantino secured 115 votes to Sheikh Salman’s 88 to become the second successive Swiss president, after Sepp Blatter.The 45-year-old lawyer is from Brig in the Valais region of Switzerland, less than six miles from Blatter’s hometown of Visp.FIFA has its first new head since 1998, when Blatter was appointed for the first time.Blatter was voted in on five occasions, including last May, but he stepped aside days later amid allegations which led to a six-year ban from football-related activity, which he is contesting.His resignation prompted the world governing body’s extraordinary congress in the most pivotal period of FIFA’s 112-year history.Infantino will serve the remaining term of office for which Blatter was elected last May, meaning there will be a further election in 2019.He told congress: “Dear friends, I cannot express my feelings in this moment. I told you I went through a journey, an exceptional journey, a journey which made me meet a lot of fantastic people, who love football and breath football and live football every day.“We will restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIFA and everyone in the world will applaud us.“I want to work with all of you together in order to restore and rebuild a new era of FIFA where we can put again football at the centre of the stage.“FIFA has gone through sad times, moments of crisis, but those times are over. We need to implement the reform and implement good governance and transparency. We also need to have respect.“We’re going to win back this respect through hard work, commitment and we’re going to make sure we can finally focus on this wonderful game that is football.”The Football Association offered their backing earlier this month to UEFA general secretary Infantino. 1last_img read more

Busway so popular, it’s nearing capacity

first_img“The concern I have is that we are now rapidly approaching the engineered capacity of the line. We didn’t expect to be near this ridership,” said Kymberleigh Richards, a transit activist who chairs the MTA’s San Fernando Valley governance council. “We are going to have to look at increasing capacity. There is a limit to how much capacity a bus-based system can have.” (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched the $350 million line in late October, a dedicated bus lane that runs 14 miles between North Hollywood and Warner Center. At the time, officials predicted it would take more than 15 years to reach 22,000 daily passengers. MTA planners had estimated that the Orange Line would attract 5,000 to 7,000 daily riders its first year, an estimate considered low by many experts. But by March, the agency counted more than 18,000 daily boardings. The line – once fiercely opposed by neighbors who decried a busway cutting through their community – surpassed ridership on the $898 million Gold Line from downtown to Pasadena. “This is one of Metro’s greatest success stories,”said John Catoe, deputy CEO of the transit agency. “Commuters have discovered that the Metro Orange Line is a real viable alternative for meeting the high price of gas and traveling throughout the Valley and beyond,” Like most transit agencies, the MTA counts every time a passenger boards the line, regardless of whether it is for a one-way or round trip. High gas prices spurred Orange Line ridership to nearly 22,000 daily riders in May – achieving in just seven months a level the MTA had anticipated would take 15 years to reach, officials said Friday. Gas prices averaged about $3.37 a gallon last month, which officials said helped boost ridership 15 percent to 21,878 riders a day. “It’s a huge jump and it’s a tremendous vote of confidence for the Orange Line,” said county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, an MTA board member and early champion of the San Fernando Valley busway. “I never would have believed we could be this far along this fast.” But with such momentum, he believes that these ridership numbers can be sustained. last_img read more


first_imgREPORTSSaturday 9th April 2016Old Orchard Saturday Division Orchard F.C. 0 Drumkeen United 0Orchard F.C. finished the season as runners-up in the Old Orchard Saturday Division Two of the Donegal Junior League. Sean O’ Donnell’s men won seven matches and drew five with only two defeats during the campaign. They scored thirty three goals and conceded sixteen amassing twenty six points. Drumkeen United finished in third spot again winning seven matches with five draws and four defeats. One unusual statistic of the St. Patrick’s Park men was the face that they ended with a negative goal difference, -1, an unusual occurrence for a team in the higher places in the tables.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCappry Rovers Reserves 0 Milford United Reserves 6 Milford United Reserves completed their League season with a six goal victory over Cappry Rovers Reserves. The victory means that the men from Moyle View finish in fifth place in the table, three points ahead of Donegal Town Reserves. Cappry Rovers Reserves played most of the season with youth players who will have learned from their experiences and will be better prepared for next season due to this fact. Milford started Saturday’s game strongly and were ahead in the 8th minute when Joey Cullen finished off a good move. Milford kept the pressure on and made it 2-0 when Jamie Whelan scored from the penalty spot. It was 3-0 in the 43rd minute when JJ Fleming finished off another Milford move. Cappry didn’t give up and tried to get back into the game but Milford were still well on top and made 4-0 when Joey Cullen headed home at the back post. Joey Cullen completed his hat-trick with another header in the 70th minute. Milford completed the scoring in the 83rd minute when Ciaran Blaney finished well.The Saturday League ShieldStrand Rovers 0 Drumbar F.C. 3Drumbar F.C. are the first team through to the Final of the Saturday League Shield. Their opposition will come in the shape of either Fintown Harps AFC or Mulroy Celtic who contest the second semi-final on Saturday next at Pairc Achla, kick-off 2 p.m.Sunday 10th April 2016 Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 3 Glenea United 4The game between Kilmacrennan and Glenea on Sunday had a late start and neither team seemed to get into the game for the first 15 minutes. It was Glenea who were quickest off the mark though when one of Kilmacrennan’s defenders misjudged the ball and Ciaran Mc Geady fired the ball into the net. Just two minutes later Glenea doubled their lead when a free from just outside the box deflected off Kilmacrennan’s wall and slotted into the net. It took a while for Kilmacrennan to get into the game but just before half time they got a goal back when Caolan Kelly scored an excellent goal from outside the box leaving Glenea’s keeper with no chance. The second half started off at a much quicker pace with both teams having a good few chances. It wasn’t until the 77th minute that the next goal came. Glenea’s Darren Mc Geever was the man to score this time. Glenea were awarded a penalty on the 80th minute as one of their players was adjudged to be taken down in the box. Jason Hegarty stood up to the mark to deny Glenea a third goal. Glenea’s Christopher Cannon found himself one on one with the keeper on the 84th minute and made no mistake putting the Glenea men 3 ahead. The last 5 minutes of the game was an exciting affair, Kilmacrennan’s Garry Gorman got two goals back and it looked like they might get a draw but it wasn’t to be. Best for Glenea were Ciaran Mc Geady, Darren Mc Geever. Best for Kilmac were Caolan Kelly, Michael McLaughlin.Rathmullan Celtic 2 Cappry Rovers 2Dara Patton and Shea Coyle scored for Rathmullan while Brian Lafferty and Alan Patton got Cappry’s two goals in this end of season encounter at the Flagpole.Kildrum Tigers 2 St. Catherines 1 Kildrum started like a house on fire and took the lead after 4 minutes when William Lynch slotted home from a Brian Coll free-kick. St. Catherine’s levelled after twenty minutes when Maguire finished precisely from the penalty spot. Kildrum restored their lead on twenty three minutes when good work from Shane McIntyre and Damian Crossan set up Gary Crossan who rattled home from 25 yards. Kildrum were well in control in the second half and threatened through Colhoun, Crossan and McIntyre but couldn’t get the killer goal. The Saints pushed men forward late on but the Tigers were resilient and were well worthy of the three points.Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneRaphoe Town 0 Convoy Arsenal 2Raphoe and Convoy enjoyed a good battle at the Deele College Grounds on a fine day for football. It was an even first half with both teams having chances. Convoy went ahead when Eunan Kelly curled a shot past Roy Duffy. The second half belonged to Convoy and they scored a second when a lapse in concentration let in Ryan Carlin to score. Good performances from both teams. Referee: James Malseed.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0 Donegal Town 3Donegal Town had the most of the possession in the first half of this match at Rab’s Park. Kerrykeel netminder Shane Sandilands made three if not four outstanding saves to keep his side in the game. Donegal took the lead on forty four minutes when Benny Byrne headed them in front. Kerrykeel gave as good as they got in the second half and on sixty five minutes they were awarded a penalty which unfortunately for them they missed. Donegal went on to score two more in the final ten minutes of the game.Bonagee United 3 Lifford Celtic 1The first chance of the game fell to Paul Carlin for the visitors on twenty minutes but he shot wide from ten yards. A Shane Kelly cross on twenty five minutes for the home side was headed over by Greg Jacob from six yards. Eamon Cannon for Bonagee saw his strike from thirty yards hit the cross bar on forty three minutes. The home side took the lead on fifty three minutes when after good work down the right by Noel O’ Donnell he found Chris Darby outside the box and his shot was pushed away by the keeper and the incoming Greg Jacob who shot home from six yards. Lifford levelled the match on the hour after a cross into the box from the right fell to Adam Kelly and he shot home from ten yards. Bonagee got their second on seventy minutes after a Shane Kelly cross from the right to Chris Darby and he shot home from fifteen yards. Kelly and Carlin were always a threat for the visitors in attack. Bonagee got their third on eighty eight minutes when Eamon Cannon scored direct from a corner kick. Team effort by both sides. Referee: Barry Hunter.Keadue Rovers 0 Lagan Harps 0Lagan left Central Park with a point that could have a big bearing on the destination of the Temple Domestic Appliances Division One trophy. The League crown is now in their own hands and a victory next Sunday against Kerrykeel would give the Orchard Park side the silverware. It will not be easy however as the other Orchard Park men, Convoy Arsenal are breathing down their neck only a point adrift should Lagan slip up. Convoy visit Bonagee next weekend while also still in the title mix are Donegal Town who are level with Convoy and host Lifford Celtic next Sunday.CT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 1 Ballybofey United 3This was the last game of the season for both teams and was played in a good spirit at Tymeen. Ballybofey started brightly but Letterbarrow took the lead on 25 minutes when their top scorer for the season, John Corley, tapped in from close range. Ballybofey got their equaliser with fifteen minutes remaining when Damien Glackin tapped into the empty net when the home side stopped in anticipation of a free out for a foul on the home keeper. Two minutes later, Glackin added his second when he was put through by Wizard McGowan. Letterbarrow pushed hard for an equaliser and James Mc Groary was unlucky when the visitor’s keeper made a top corner save from his 25 yard free kick. As they pushed forward Letterbarrow left gaps at the back and Glackin secured his hat-trick (but not the match ball in this league!) in injury time.Whitestrand United 4 Copany Rovers 0On a cold brisk Spring day Whitestrand United took on Copany Rovers at Mc Garvey Park. Whitestrand started the game on the front foot when Matt McNulty broke through and slotted past the advancing Copany keeper. It wasn’t long before McNulty was through again but this time his shot went narrowly wide. Whitestrand kept up the pressure with Copany only rarely venturing into the opposition half of the pitch and the second goal came when Kevin Loughrey broke through and scored with a shot across the keeper. The second half started in a similar vein to the first when Kevin Loughrey got his second goal with a well struck shot. Whitestrand had numerous chances with long range shots from both Loughrey and Brendan Callaghan going close to extending the lead. The final goal came when Shane Mc Glade made no mistake and calmly slotted past the keeper. All in all it was a good performance from Whitestrand to end their games at Mc Garvey park for this season on a high. Best for Whitestrand were Kevin Loughrey and Matt McNultyDeele Harps 0 Erne Wanderers 2Visitors Erne Wanderers left Lifford with the CT Ball Division 2 title following a late twist in the title race. Deele started slowly and never really got going and went behind following a spill from the keeper and the unfortunate Deele defender tapped into his own goal. Erne were strong in defence and well marshalled by Eamonn Cleary and Ryan O’ Brien and Deele couldn’t break them down. The second half was a tough encounter with little in the way of chances and as Deele pushed for the equaliser the sucker punch came when Erne broke and Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward fired home from the edge of the box. With Curragh Athletic and Glenree drawing it was Erne who lifted the title. Best for Erne were Ryan O’ Brien and Eamonn Cleary.Curragh Athletic 0 Glenree United 0Curragh and Glenree played out a fairly uneventful match at the Oaktree Complex on Sunday afternoon. Glenree came to Killygordon with one eye on Promotion and another on the League Title. With these two in mind this is how they went about playing the match, cautiously hopeful. While they shaded the play for much of the game they were never far enough in supremacy to go fully at the home rearguard, deciding instead to hold what they had and maybe gain something extra on the break. That said, Curragh had the most accomplished player on the field in the evergreen Dermott Shield who gave a lesson in defending that all young players could do with watching and learning from. He controlled everyone around him without any fuss and his presence surely motivated this performance from Curragh, one of their best of the season. Congratulations to Glenree on their promotion.RESULTSSaturday 9th April 2016Old Orchard Saturday DivisionOrchard F.C. 0 v 0 Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCappry Rovers Reserves 0 v 6 Milford United ReservesThe Saturday League ShieldStrand Rovers 0 v 3 Drumbar F.C.Sunday 10th April 2016Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 3 v 4 Glenea UnitedRathmullan Celtic 2 v 2 Cappry RoversKildrum Tigers 2 v 1 St. CatherinesTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneRaphoe Town 0 v 2 Convoy ArsenalKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0 v 3 Donegal TownBonagee United 3 v 1 Lifford CelticKeadue Rovers 0 v 0 Lagan HarpsCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 1 v 3 Ballybofey UnitedWhitestrand United 4 v 0 Copany RoversDeele Harps 0 v 2 Erne WanderersCurragh Athletic 0 v 0 Glenree UnitedFIXTURESWednesday 13th April 2016 K.O. 6.45Drumoghill F.C. v Kildrum TigersSaturday 16th April 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)The Saturday League CupDrumkeen United v Arranmore United (K.O.1 p.m.)Orchard F.C. v Glencar CelticThe Saturday League ShieldFintown Harps AFC v Mulroy CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCappry Rovers Reserves v Glenree United ReservesSunday 17th April 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic v Drumoghill F.C.Milford United v Kildrum TigersCastlefin Celtic v Glenea UnitedSt. Catherines v Rathmullan CelticTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneDonegal Town v Lifford CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Lagan HarpsBonagee United v Convoy ArsenalCranford United v Raphoe TownDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: April 10th, 2016 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 Leaguelast_img read more


first_imgAn assistant teacher at a Donegal secondary school had sex with a 14 year old pupil after striking up a relationship with her on a Facebook page.Letterkenny court.The man, who was in his 20s at the time, was taking part in a Strictly Come Dancing event at the school. He received a message from the young girl and they began an online friendship.However some time later the teacher, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sent the girl a picture of his erect penis.They then arranged to meet on two occasions between February and April of 2012.The first time they met she was very drunk but he was sober and they met at her grandmother’s vacant home in East Donegal.On that occasion he had oral and full sex with the girl who was a virgin at the time.The following day he contacted the girl and told her what had happened was a mistake and should not happen again.The on April 8th, 2012, she had been drinking heavily at her family home and sent the man a text at 10pm.He said he had been at a rugby match and became aroused when she contacted him.They arranged to meet again and he asked her to bring a condom as he had not got one with him.Again full sex took place and she said he was much rougher than the first time.Barrister for the man, Martin Giblin, told Letterkenny Circuit Court today the man had become completely ostracised from his community.Before this he had been fine sportsman who enjoyed boxing and rugby.He said he had also apologised to the woman.The man, who pleaded guilty to the defilement of a child on two occasions, sat the back of the courtroom wringing his hands and weeping throughout the case.He had no previous convictions and came from a hard-working and decent family who were very upset by what had happened.The man has also had to move out of his local area.Judge Matthew Deery said the man has been co-operative and apologetic.“The position is she was vulnerable and the offences are obviously serious,” he said.He added that it was clear that he took advantage of her.He sentenced the man to two years for each charge but suspended the last six months of each sentence meaning the man will serve 18 months in prison.ASSISTANT TEACHER JAILED AFTER HAVING SEX WITH 14 YEAR OLD PUPIL AFTER FACEBOOK RELATIONSHIP 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:ChildcourtdefilementdonegalsexTEACHERlast_img read more