Who can forget that fateful Saturday evening 26 years ago when Daniel England was pipped on the line by Donovan Powell.It was late evening on the final day of Champs when Asafa Powell’s brother performed the unthinkable.The seemingly indomitable high school legend was “famously” defeated on a day when historians were keen to see whether he could perform the feat of Kingston College’s Lennox “Billy” Miller, to win three 200-metre races in Class One at Boys’ Champs.England, running in one of his last events at the famed Championships, was finally dethroned as 200 metres champion.For four years, since he was in Class Two, the Calabar High athlete seemed indomitable.For until 1990, he was unbeaten not only in the 200 metres, but the 400 metres as well, ala Michael Johnson of Olympic fame.It was in the 400 metres that England rose to stardom, four years earlier, when he was in Class Two.There were the typical bouts of frenzied cheers when the popular athlete graced the track to produce a superlative clash.The little man did not appear to be perturbed, even when perennial rivals KC dispatched 200 metres and 400 metres specialists to upstage the mighty one.Quite aptly described as the little man with a big heart, the diminutive Calabar athlete collared and clobbered all and sundry.It was not that he was not tested by other stalwarts.Daniel England simply proved unbeatable against all opposition at Boys’ Champs in the late 1980s.That is, until the start of the new decade when he ran into St Jago High School’s Donovan Powell in the 200 metres.The gun went off and the roar went up. Less than 21 seconds later, a noisy debate replaced the cheers.The two super athletes had crossed the finish line together.After the dust settled and the deliberations and debates eased, Powell was adjudged the winner of one of the most exciting 200-metre races to grace the most magnificent of high school meets in the world.Even with the rare loss in the 200 metres, Daniel England left high school undefeated in the 400 metres.
The under 10s travel to Ardara this Saturday for their next blitz. The bus leaves the Banks at 9.30. Under 8 training continues from 11 to 12 on Saturday.The under 12s travelled to Kilcar on Monday evening last to play Kilcar. They play Ardara next Monday evening in the Banks.The finals of the schools summer league take place this Thursday at 4.30. This has been a good success this year and it would be nice to see a good crowd there to support the young players. The under 14s played Four Masters last Thursday evening and it proved to be a cracker of a game with plenty of good scores on display on the night but unfortunately the team ended up on the wrong side of a one point defeat on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-13. Their next game is against Aodh Ruadh in the banks this Wednesday evening at 7.30.The under 16s were the first team in championship action at the Banks this year on Monday evening last and they put on a solid display and ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-13 to 0-10 . The return league is scheduled for next Monday night in Kilcar which will be a tough test.The summer coaching week is planned for the week of July 4th – July 8th.The Seniors and Reserves had no game last weekend and with Senior Championship this weekend fixtures may be limited. Please check website and papers for updated details. Ladies Junior championship quarter final against Fanad Gaels is fixed for this Sunday in Termon with a 12 noon throw in. Be great to get good support out. Next league game is at home to Bundoran with no date set.The under 14 girls were beaten in the county semi-final against Moville on Friday evening last. Moville were the stronger team and deserved their victory. Final score Naomh Mhuire 2-06 Moville 4-05. Our girls have had a brilliant season and can be proud of their year.Lotto details for week 22nd June; jackpot 1860 euro. No jackpot winner. There were no 3 winners. Numbers were 3-8-14-17.The club are now in a position to sell Azzurri “Windcheaters Tops” with club crest on them. These items of clothing are exclusively being sold by the club, sizes range from xxl to childrens range. To order contact Donal O’Searcaigh on 0863189331. Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ieGAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: June 28th, 2011 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:Naomh Mhuire GAA club
GARDAI have questioned a man and sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions following an alleged sexual assault in Donegal Town.The alleged incident took place in the town last week.A woman in her 30s later made an allegation to Gardai. A man in his 60s from a Border town in Donegal has been questioned about the alleged attack and a file submitted to the DPP in Dublin.The man had been questioned at Ballyshannon Garda Station. FILE SENT TO DPP OVER ALLEGED DONEGAL TOWN ASSAULT was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:alleged sexual assaultBallyshannonDonegal TownDPPGardai