Ten netball coaches from around the country will be receiving their Level 1 coaching certificates after going through a training program with assistance from Netball Australia.The program was rolled out last weekend at the Korobosea International School and was delivered by Debra Armstrong, who is a consultant from Netball Australia. Armstrong also assists with coaching and being a selector for the Australian national team.PNG Netball president Julianne Maliaki said the program attracted 30 coaches and trainers from all over the country including Alotau, Lae, Wewak, Kavieng and Kerema.Maliaki said the program was run very well with a lot of knowledge and skills passed down to the 30 participants.On the Pepes front, Maliaki said the PNG Netball Federation was awaiting a post mortem report from the Pepes management team on the recent Tri Nations series held in Fiji. The Pepes finished last, managing only one victory over Tonga.Maliaki said the report would provide feedback on areas in the Pepes team that needed improvement. She said this would help them prepare well for the Pacific Netball Series in Cook Islands next month.Through the Pacific Netball Series, the Pepes will have a shot to qualify for World Cup next year in Australia.
Meryl Streep in the film Dancing at Lughnasa which was adapted from a Brian Friel workOSCAR winning actress Meryl Streep has paid her own personal tribute to Donegal’s adopted son Brian Brian Friel.The Hollywood star has described him as a tender dramatist, an insightful humanist, and a lovely man.Ms Streep starred in the Tony Award winning Dancing at Lughnasa which Friel had written in 1989.Brian Friel died this morning at his Donegal home aged 86.Speaking today, Ms Streep said: “I am so sad to hear the world has lost the great Brian Friel.“Friel introduced the people of Donegal to us as if we were all members of his family and community.“We couldn’t help but recognize the people we loved in our own towns and lives, the people who make us laugh and make us furious.”MERYL STREEP RECALLS DONEGAL DAYS IN BRIAN FRIEL TRIBUTE was last modified: October 2nd, 2015 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:MERYL STREEP RECALLS DONEGAL DAYS IN BRIAN FRIEL TRIBUTE