Fiammetta: James White is UW’s best back

first_imgRemember those summer days?Way back when, in the dog days of July and August, the Wisconsin Badgers were one of the nation’s trendy, upstart teams of choice. Madison held expectations of extreme proportions for its beloved Badgers because, after all, this team was different from the letdowns of the past, most notably that 7-6 2008 squad. It was Rose Bowl or bust for Bucky, and even one of The Worldwide Leader’s “experts,”’s Christian Fauria, pegged Wisconsin as his national champion.Right up there with the Big Ten title and Rose Bowl aspirations was the hope – no, expectation – that running back John Clay would put together a Heisman-worthy 2010 campaign. After all, with such a veteran offense and talented offensive line, Clay would have to try not to have a sensational year. Besides, this is Wisconsin. They kind of like to run the ball here.Flash-forward to, well, now.A Big Ten championship and BCS bowl berth aren’t totally out of the picture, but with Wisconsin’s loss at Michigan State, the romance of the season was swiftly whisked away. Yes, holding on to the Axe this past weekend restored some of those good vibes, but make no mistake – with that defeat in East Lansing, a real air of honest, rational assessment swept through Madison. Perhaps, for the first time this season.What did it bring? Well, a lot of things. With Chris Borland gone for the season, the defense was exposed as having a real lack of playmakers aside from J.J. Watt. Special teams was exposed as being vulnerable to serious lapses in performance. Even the offensive line has looked suspect, at times.Yet, the single most important, honest assessment that has struck these Badgers is that Clay is no longer the best running back on the team.Yes, the bruising back is second in the conference and seventh in the nation in rushing yards, with 692. Yes, he ran for 111 yards on 21 carries (5.3 yards per) and three touchdowns against Minnesota Saturday. Still, John Clay is no longer the best Badger back.That title now belongs to true freshman James White. With 485 yards on only 63 carries (7.7 yards per) and eight touchdowns, White has been a revelation for Wisconsin six games into the season. Despite beginning the season as the Badgers’ No. 3 back behind Clay and Montee Ball, White’s top-end speed and breakaway ability – something Clay and Ball clearly lack – proved too irresistible to continually limit his carries. Thus, White leapfrogged Ball on the depth chart before the Austin Peay game and never really looked back.In that 70-3 beatdown of the Governors, White wreaked havoc with his 11 carries, amassing 145 yards (13.2 per carry) and four touchdowns. Granted, Wisconsin-Austin Peay is as lopsided a matchup as you can conceive, so the final stats deserve to be taken with a grain of salt. However, White’s performance against the Governors showed all of Madison what he can do, and how successful the offense can be with him garnering double-digit carries.One week later, Wisconsin traveled to East Lansing for that miserable 34-24 upset. The Spartans have proven to be much better than many preseason prognosticators expected, but there’s no mistaking that the Badgers were purely lethargic at Spartan Stadium. Yet, it was White who really was the sole bright spot in that game, running for 98 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries – 18 yards more than Clay, who had seven more carries and no touchdowns.With his squad needing a giant pickup in time to battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe the following week, head coach Bret Bielema spoke of giving White even more carries, of going with whoever was the best back at that time. While the whole team responded with a 41-23 drubbing of an absolutely over-matched Minnesota team, it was White and Clay who combined for 230 rushing yards – nearly more total yards than the entire Minnesota team – and five scores. It was even Clay, who had been facing consistent scrutiny in the face of White’s emergence, garnering the headlines with 111 of those yards and three of those touchdowns.So why, with the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes coming to town this weekend, is it time to declare White the better running back? Because, Clay – despite still putting up solid numbers – has been a beneficiary of the offensive line opening up huge, huge running lanes. When the holes aren’t there, Clay suddenly has a tendency to pitter-patter at the line.This isn’t coming just from the Minnesota game, and not even from the Michigan State game one week earlier. Steadily, throughout the season, Clay has come up short of living up to his reputation as the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. Too many times Clay has been brought down by ankle tackles on runs he should have broken for longer. Too many times, he’s just been too hesitant at the line when those holes aren’t there.That being said, this is no indictment of Clay or his abilities. He remains a good running back, and may not even be totally healthy after offseason ankle surgeries. Throughout the duration of White’s emergence, Clay has maintained a strong, team-first attitude and has always been among the first to commend White.Perhaps Clay needed more carries during the non-conference portion of the schedule, when Bielema and his staff admittedly avoided giving him too much work in an effort to keep him fresh for Big Ten play. Whatever it was, this is more about White’s arrival than any fault of Clay’s. That was never clearer than it was against Minnesota, when White repeatedly did things that true freshmen just do not do, especially in the Big Ten.Pass attempt after pass attempt, White stepped up and was exemplary in pass protection. Coaches always preach the ability to pass block as a top priority for their running backs, and some just can’t do it well. Yet, there were at least three distinct plays against the Gophers where, from all the way up in the press box, it was clear that White totally stood up his defender, allowing Tolzien to finish an efficient 17 for 23.Furthermore, the 5-10, 198 lb. back – dwarfed in comparison to Clay – runs as strong as anybody. Unmistakably, White does not shy away from contact – he sees it coming, lowers his shoulder and takes it on. With a little more than 3:30 left on the clock against the Gophers and the Badgers up by 18, White took the ball from Tolzien, bounced it to the right, rushed for four yards and plowed his shoulder right into the oncoming tackler, picking up a first down in the process.It wasn’t a huge play, as the game was already in hand and all Wisconsin needed to do was run the clock down, but White’s final run that day resonated significantly. Again, this isn’t about Clay. It’s about White, who is now UW’s best option at running back.Mike is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. James White is the Badgers’ top back? Let him know what you think at or on Twitter @mikefiammetta.last_img read more

USC looks to bounce back against Sun Devils

first_imgLast time the Trojans were in Tempe, Arizona, they suffered a blowout loss so bad that Athletic Director Pat Haden had no choice but to fire struggling head coach Lane Kiffin.When the USC hosted the Sun Devils last season, many thought it would redeem the previous season’s loss, but instead  the game ended in yet another loss for the Trojans, 38-34, after a last second Hail Mary sealed the deal for Arizona State.On Saturday, the No. 19 Trojans will return to Tempe, this time with two losses to avenge. Not only that, but after last week’s loss to Stanford, the Trojans are in a must-win situation facing a Pac-12 South opponent.“We have a tough road ahead next week against ASU,” said redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler after last Saturday’s game. “This is the turning point in the season that can define us. It depends how the team can respond to adversity.”Both teams enter this week’s matchup with 2-1 records. USC cruised to a 2-0 record with wins against Arkansas State and Idaho, outscoring their opponents 114-15.It wasn’t until last week’s loss to Stanford that the Trojans showed any signs of weakness. USC’s defense seemed to be its Achilles’ heel after allowing the Cardinal to rack up almost 500 yards in total offense.Kessler entered the season as a Heisman hopeful and has lived up to the hype.Unfortunately for Kessler, his team, especially his defense, have not. Kessler has thrown 10 touchdown passes in three games and no interceptions. He has completed at least 73 percent of his passes in every game and has 922 yards on the season as he continues his Heisman Trophy campaign.Sophomore wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has assumed the role of No. 1 receiver and has not disappointed.He has 434 yards on 22 receptions and four touchdowns already this season and leads all Power five conference teams in receiving yards and is second in catches.Redshirt senior tailback Tre Madden, who is expected to play on Saturday night after suffering a calf strain against Stanford, is leading an invigorated run game.“Tre looked great [today] … I feel very confident he’ll play and be a quality player for us Saturday night,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said after Thursday’s practice.Senior center Max Tuerk heads a powerful offensive line that has done a better job of protecting Kessler since its first game.     Though the offense certainly needs to improve on third down conversions, the defense will need to make vast adjustments to end ASU’s streak.“We have to get back up and go on the road at Arizona State and fix the things that need to be fixed and get a win in the South division,” Sarkisian said.While the Trojans have cooled off since the start of the season, ASU has been steadily improving since its season opening loss to Texas A&M. In week two, the Sun Devils rebounded with a win over Cal Poly.Last week, senior quarterback Mike Bercovici passed for 317 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-10 win over New Mexico. He also had a rushing touchdown against New Mexico, displaying his versatility and mobility, something Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan used to silence the Trojan defense.“We have to do a good job as leaders of this program so that we don’t lay in the weeds [saying], ‘Woe is me,’” Sarkisian said.Last time Bercovici faced USC, he replaced injured starter Taylor Kelly and passed for 510 yards against a tired Trojan defense.Bercovici’s play earned him the starting job this season, and he will look to repeat his performance this Saturday.“I want our defense to be aggressive, fast, opportunistic, creating turnovers, getting our hands on the ball, playing with a chip on their shoulder,” Sarkisian said.Two great quarterbacks will lead to dynamic Pac-12 offenses, and the difference in the game will likely come down to which defense can apply the most pressure to the opposing quarterback.Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. It will be broadcast live on ESPN.“I’m excited by the fact that we are eager to get back on the field,  and I think that’s a great mentality to have after a tough loss,” Sarkisian said.last_img read more

Softball: Badgers put on pitching clinic in home opener, prevail over Northern Iowa

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Softball team swept Northern Iowa Tuesday in their home opener following stellar pitching and an overpowering offense.Game one began as a defensive battle and pitching showcase from both teams. While Wisconsin only scored one run in nearly five innings —something characteristic of their powerful offense — pitcher Haley Hestekin picked up her offense’s deficits by holding the Panthers to a no-hitter through five innings. However, in the bottom of the fifth inning, Wisconsin finally found their spark at the plate. Jordan Little managed to stab a single into right field to bring home a second Badger run. Two Badgers remained on base in prime scoring position, and Jolie Fish didn’t hesitate, slamming a double to center field to bring both runners home. Lauren Foster returned the favor with a quick single which brought Fish home as well. The Badgers headed into the sixth inning with a comfortable, 4-0 lead.In the sixth inning, UNI managed their first hit off of Hestekin, but were unable to turn the hit into any runs. The Badgers final run came in the bottom of the sixth with runners on first and second base. Caroline Hedgecock stepped into the batter’s box, and a series of UNI miscues resulted in Johnson crossing the plate following a broken play.Softball: Badgers start Big Ten play with hopes of finishing atop conferenceThe No. 23 University of Wisconsin Softball team is off to one of their best starts in program history after Read…Hestekin pitched a phenomenal game, retiring 17 batters before Northern Iowa even got a runner on base.“I think our defense was in line with our pitches today,” said Hestekin. “I think they were making good adjustments to what pitch was being called and that really helped us in the long run.”Wisconsin tallied a 6-1 win over the Panthers in game one of a two-game series.In game two, UNI jumped on the Badger defense immediately, bringing  in two runners in the third inning to open up all scoring. Wisconsin, however, fired back half an inning later. Johnson was the first Badger to cross the plate following a Lombardo double to put Wisconsin on the board. Later, the Badgers would load the bases for their hot hitter, Fish. Fish hit a fly ball to shallow right field that could have been caught, but a UNI error resulted in all three runners scoring. Foster would then hit a double, scoring Fish and reclaiming the Wisconsin lead by a score of 5-2 after the third inning.Football: NFL Pro Day sets up Wisconsin’s top recruits for April’s draftThe University of Wisconsin held their NFL Pro Day March 13, as scouts from around the league came to watch Read…In the fourth inning, Johnson slammed the first of the team’s next three home runs to extend the Badger lead to five. After a hitless first game, Konwent found her stroke in the second, slamming another two-run homer.“I think that shows the kind of mental toughness she’s got and leadership,” Head Coach Yvette Healy said.To cap off all scoring and end their home opener in walk-off fashion, Little stayed hot at the plate and hit a line-drive home run over the left field fence to run-rule UNI in the sixth inning.“It was awesome seeing it go out,” Little said of the walk-off win.Kaitlyn Menz took the win for the Badgers in the circle in another overpowering Badger pitching performance. The Badgers have now racked up five straight non-conference wins and outhit UNI 20-10 over the two-game stretch. The Badgers will resume conference play this weekend at Penn State with the first game starting at 5:00 p.m. Friday night. All games from the weekend will be televised live on BTN.last_img read more

NBA wrap: Trade acquisitions paying immediate dividends

first_imgHighlightThe Pelicans acquired Stanley Johnson in a trade with the Bucks and he made a good impression with this move going to the bucket.STANLEY OUT HERE MAKIN’ MOVES! 🌀#PelicansGameday | #doitBIG— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 9, 2019What’s Next?Raptors (40-16) at Knicks (10-44), 7:30 p.m. EST — Is this going to be a good game? Probably not. But the reason to watch is Marc Gasol will theoretically make his debut for Toronto fresh off being traded from Memphis. It will be interesting to see how the big man is incorporated into the offense as the Raptors have had a lot of success going small and he is a more traditional big man. However, his shooting and passing could be great additions to the club. Steve Kerr was right when addressing the media Friday. NBA players and coaches are all just part of one big soap opera.So much of what people like about the NBA is what goes on off the court rather than what happens on it, and the trade deadline is the perfect example as the rumor mill drives interest all over the country. But, the great thing about the deadline is teams get new additions which creates new intrigue, and for at least a game or two, the story is once again on the court. On Friday, we got to see how new additions from Thursday’s deals worked out with their new teams and there were some awesome results starting in Philadelphia.Tobias Harris was picked up a couple of days before the deadline, but this was his first game with the 76ers and his presence was instantly felt. His ability to hit 3-pointers and play good enough defense with his length truly has Philly looking like a horrifying team in the Eastern Conference. He had 14 points and eight rebounds in a 117-110 win over the Nuggets. Related News Anthony Davis booed — and cheered — in return to Pelicans’ lineup “You could see why people think he’s an All-Star,” 76ers coach Brett Brown told reporters after the game. “And I think that his personality and his intellect, his basketball intellect, stands out.”Brett Brown was lavish with praise for Tobias Harris following his 76ers debut: “He’s a good person. He’s selfless. He’s trying to do the right thing. I think he’s smart.”Brown also praised Harris’ defence, toughness and physically amongst many other things.— Ben Mallis (@BenMallis) February 9, 2019But Harris wasn’t the only one who showed well in his first night with his new team.Bobby Portis was fantastic for the Wizards scoring 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting with six rebounds in a 119-106 win over the Cavaliers.Dennis Smith Jr. has had a few games to settle in with the Knicks and he dropped 31 points and added eight assists in a 120-103 loss to the Pistons. Otto Porter Jr. scored 18 points and went 4 of 5 from beyond the arc in the Bulls’ 125-106 win over the Nets.Seemingly everyone who was moved Thursday looks to have found a home in a short time with their new squads, and over time, they could get even better.Studs of the NightGiannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points, 17 rebounds and five assists in the Bucks’ 122-107 win over the Mavericks.Pistons center Andre Drummond had 29 points on 12-of-15 shooting with 20 rebounds.Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., who Phoenix acquired in a trade earlier this year, had 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 117-107 loss to the Warriors.Dud of the NightNets guard Shabazz Napier went 0-for-5 shooting with the dreaded “more turnovers than points” night with zero points and two turnovers.last_img read more

Curtiss Metz is doing well in recovery; but will undergo another surgery on Tuesday

first_img Curtiss Metzby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Curtiss Metz, 27, of Wellington, who recently has been treated for Endocarditis, an inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves, has returned to Wellington and is doing great, according to his sister Heidi Metz Hyde (see story here).“Curtiss is up and walking, and doing great with no walker or cane,” Hyde said. “He is relearning to talk which is coming along great, but it is still very hard to understand him most of the time.”Metz will be going back into surgery for aortic valve replacement at Via Christi- St. Francis on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. The surgery will take two to four hours, and he will be in ICU for two days before moving back to a regular room for a few days.“I don’t know exactly what the plans are for after surgery,” Hyde said.In late February, Metz, a 2005 Wellington High School graduate,was having heart failure and had to go to surgery to remove fluid from the heart. The 2005 Wellington High School graduate is the son of Don Metz and Danette Grizzle-Stone and is employed with BSB Manufacturing in Wellington.Since the announcement of his condition, the community Wellington has rallied behind him with several fundraisers in Wellington. There is still a medical fund account in his name at the Panhandle Federal Credit Union in Wellington. He does not have health insurance.“I just want to extend a HUGE thank you to the public for all of the support and prayers that have come Curtiss’ way,” Hyde said. “Overall, he is doing great. We just have to get over this next hurdle.”Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Mediator to step into $600,000 gap

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The mediator will join negotiations today. District officials could not be reached for comment Thursday but have said they sought a realistic request from the union. The two sides were separated by about $600,000. The union asked for a 7.47 percent raise and district negotiators offered 6.35 percent, which would leave about half the teachers still below the county median, Allender said. Union leaders said they have accommodated smaller raises in the past when public education faced stiff cuts from the state Legislature. But with the 15,000-student district now poised to receive an estimated $4 million a year in new funding from Sacramento, teachers saw an opportunity to catch up. “We have excellent teachers, and yet we get below-average pay,” said protester Jill Sullivan, an English teacher at John Burroughs High School. “We’re cheap dates, and they’re getting a lot for their money.” (818) 546-3304 BURBANK – On the eve of the first round of state-mediated salary talks with the Burbank Unified School District, at least 200 teachers took to the picket line Thursday outside City Hall to call attention to the drawn-out contract dispute. The group – many dressed in black and hoisting signs with messages including “Burbank: a below-average place to teach” – are seeking a raise that union leaders say would take the salaries of the district’s 800 teachers, nurses and others to at least the median for Los Angeles County teachers. “All of the teachers deserve to be at least at the county average,” said Kim Allender, co-president of the Burbank Teachers Association, saying the only options are to “do the right thing or choose to hold us below average.” But district officials have resisted, citing a need to prepare for future budget uncertainties. When the two sides could not come to terms after meeting in February, district officials got an impasse ruling from the California Public Employment Relations Board. last_img read more

Clippers: Late delivery

first_img“And that’s why I try to come across that way, and I do come across that way because I believe it.” Dunleavy’s confidence may remain high regardless of the circumstances, but that is not how it works with the players. On one end of the spectrum there is Cassell, who hasn’t met a last-second shot he didn’t like – or take – and who always looks upbeat. On the other end there is Corey Maggette, who was upset with his playing time earlier this season but has thrived since returning to the starting lineup. His confidence appears as high as ever, and he is playing the most team-oriented style of his eight-year NBA career – and therefore the best basketball of his career. A revitalized Maggette is a big reason the Clippers have turned things around, but then again everybody else, especially Elton Brand and Cuttino Mobley, is playing better as well. Earlier this season, the Clippers did not appear to be committed to being a hard-nosed defensive team. They also had no floor general. Livingston still was developing and then was injured, and Cassell has been fighting injuries all season. Enter Jason Hart. He is far from an NBA superstar, but the Clippers signed him March 5 after he was released by the Sacramento Kings, and he has become a stabilizing force at point guard. His defense is much better than the 37-year-old Cassell’s, and he is getting a lot of credit from his teammates for helping turn the team’s fortunes around. But it didn’t look that way at first. “We lost the first five with Jason, so I’m not going to give him the full turning-point credit,” Brand said. “Once he learned the system, he started playing well and really helped us.” The one thing Hart is not is a last-minute shot-taking wonder like Cassell. Without the veteran, the Clippers lack a full-fledged, go-to guy in crunch time. The Clippers frequently put Brand in that role, but he hasn’t always succeeded. Opponents usually double-team Brand close to the basket and force someone else to take the shot. “With Sam being out, E.B. is going to have to be their clutch guy or Cuttino or Corey,” Hart said. “We have to rally around the fact that Sam’s not here and somebody else is going to have to step up in that moment. & I play off those guys and let their talents come out. I let those guys do their thing, and in the meantime, I make a couple shots here or there.” The Clippers seemed to reach a turning point several times this season, but each time they eventually flopped. But by winning seven of nine games so far during arguably the most important stretch of the season, and with five of those wins coming on the road, this time the turnaround looks legitimate. Expectations may have been higher for the Clippers before the season started. But for this franchise, it would be monumental to make the playoffs for a second straight season for the first time in 14years. If they go 6-3 or better in their final nine games, they will finish above .500 in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1976, when they were the Buffalo Braves. “Considering what’s happening with Sam and Shaun and other guys missing extended time, it definitely will be a success to get to the playoffs,” Brand said. “Our mindset now is to win as many games as we can to get there. And we’re not trying to be first-round fodder, either. We’re trying to play well. “And when we play well, we feel we can play against anybody.” (562) 499-1338160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL SEGUNDO – When the Clippers sent out glossy mailers to solicit season-ticket renewals, they included a message from coach Mike Dunleavy. Under a heading titled “Today’s Clippers,” some short-term goals were mentioned, including these lines: “We’re going to start by finishing strong and making the playoffs for the second year in a row. And when we get to the playoffs, we’ll surprise people again.” Dunleavy’s signature comes at the end of the page and is preceded with “See You at the Playoffs.” While Dunleavy’s confidence might not appear surprising, the date the fliers were mailed does. They were sent out March 15, a day after the Clippers lost a fifth consecutive game and looked like a poor postseason bet. But the Clippers far from mailed in their season at that point. They have won seven of ninegames and have taken a 1 1/2-game lead over Golden State for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They look like a good bet to make the playoffs for a second straight season for the first time since 1993. The Clippers are playing the most unselfish basketball they have all season. They are playing intense defense practically every minute, and they have learned how to cope with the season-ending injury to Shaun Livingston and Sam Cassell’s chronic back spasms that have forced him to miss seven of the past 15 games. They have taken big strides to get back in the playoff race. But how in the world could Dunleavy have been so confident when things looked so bleak? “If I don’t really believe, it’s not going to go through to my guys, and it’s not going to get done,” he said. “That’s why I work as hard as I work, to make myself believe, to know that these are the things you should do to be successful. last_img read more

WATCH: Outrageous 35-yard free-kick goal from Colombian league

first_imgCheck out this absolutely sensational free-kick from Colombian midfielder Luis Carlos Arias!From fully 35-yards out, the 31-year-old stuns the goalkeeper with this rocket-like strike right into the top corner, giving Colombian top flight side Medellin a 2-0 lead over rivals Atletico Huila.Watch the goal in the video below! 1 Hit and hope? last_img


first_imgFIRST WITH THE NEWS…..DONEGALDAILY.COM EXCLUSIVE: A judge yesterday warned he will clamp down on more than 700 people who are on-the-run across Co Donegal with a New Year blitz.Judge Seamus Hughes said the situation that people were not turning up for their court cases was “getting out of hand.”And he warned that he plans to clamp down on people who are “unlawfully at large” after bench warrants were issued for their arrests.Judge Hughes told Letterkenny District Court that he had enough of people ignoring the law for whatever reason.“This is a situation which is simply getting out of hand. I think I’m right in saying that there are more than 700 bench warrants in operation across Donegal.“That is a literal translation and not a fact.“But whatever the situation is, it is not acceptable and I will be coming down heavy on people in the New Year.“There are too many people not turning up. Those who do not turn up are likely to have their liberty taken away from them,” he said.‘I’LL BRING 700 ON-THE-RUN PEOPLE TO JUSTICE’ – JUDGE’S WARNING AT LETTERKENNY COURT was last modified: December 13th, 2010 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

Picture Special: Dublin Donegal Association revisits tragic origins for Inishowen fundrasier

first_imgThe Donegal Association in Dublin hosted a fundraising table quiz last weekend to support victims of the devastating flooding in Inishowen last month.Finín Mac a Bhaird was MC for the event on Friday 8th September at Dtwo on Harcourt Street. He spoke of how the Donegal Association were glad to be able to help and host an event for the victims of the recent floods in Donegal. The event brings the association back to its grassroots as it was originally founded as a result of a tragedy – The Aranmore Disaster in1935. Donegal Person of the Year Stephen McCahill travelled from Ardara to be there on the night and said a few words about the association and their work in Dublin. Peggy Stringer from the Donegal Association Committee who hails from Inishowen spoke of the devastation the recent floods have caused in local communities with people’s livelihoods being wiped out.Joe Mullaney, Dermot McCole and John DohertyAilbhe Carpenter and Carol MahonAnn Carolan, Kathleen Sheerin and Fionnuala CoyleKatie Carr and Orla FahyMinister Eoghan Murphy, Angus Wilson, Daniel Moroney, Hugh Reiney and Eoin Connor.Karena Twohig, Finín Mac a Bhaird, Kevin Mc Fadden, Quizmaster Darragh Higgins, Sorcha Ní Ghallchóir and Elaine CaffreyNeil Caffrey, Paul Keilly, Niamh O Kane and Robert McHughCróna O Donnell, Siobhan Shovlin and Áine ReganSorcha Ní Ghallcóir, Barney McGill and Karena TwohigTony Dunlevy, Marian Caffrey, Minister Eoghan Murphy and Hugh HarkinAnthony Slowey and Eamonn DalyJohn Blake, Stephen McCahill, Jim Breslin and Peter McCahillJohnny Lynch, Des, Mary, Lisa and Jamie DohertyJoan McLaughlin and Friends Picture Special: Dublin Donegal Association revisits tragic origins for Inishowen fundrasier was last modified: September 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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