Mason robbed of phones by armed bandits

first_imgTwo armed bandits on Saturday robbed a 20-year-old mason of his cellular phones while he was working at a Georgetown residence.According to reports, Collie Grant of Meadowbrook Gardens, Georgetown was working with a 19-year-old colleague, casting a yard at a North Ruimveldt residence when around 12:00h, they were confronted by two identifiable males.One of the perpetrators, armed with a knife, asked Grant for $300,000 cash while his accomplice simultaneously whipped out a firearm from his pants waist.The second perpetrator then used the weapon to hit the 20-year-old victim to his face and demanded that he hand over all his valuables.Grant complied and handed over one iPhone S5 valued $35,000 and one Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge valued $43,000.The two perpetrators then escaped in an unknown direction.The incident was subsequently reported at the East La Penitence Police Station, and an investigation has since been launched.last_img read more

Holders Juventus dumped out of Coppa Italia by Atalanta

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team-mates were dumped out of the Coppa ItaliaBERGAMO, Italy, Jan 31 – Holders Juventus crashed out of the Coppa Italia on Wednesday with a 3-0 quarter-final defeat by Atalanta.Cristiano Ronaldo’s side had been bidding for a fifth consecutive league and Cup double this season. But a Duvan Zapata brace after Timothy Castagne’s opener put the side from Bergamo through to a semi-final meeting with Fiorentina who thrashed Roma 7-1.Juventus won their first trophy of the season in the Italian Super Cup this month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CHAMPAGNE CORKS POP AS MOJO GOGO FINALLY SIGN RECORD DEAL

first_imgMusic bible Hot Press said they should be huge.Their live shows are famous and they’re picking up more fans with every passing week. They have supported many top bands including Ash and Horslips.Now Donegal rockers Mojo GoGo have just taken another step into the big time.The lads have just completed the signing of their record deal with Leverage Records in the UK.The group have been flooded with congratulations all day as details of the deal emerge. Now it’s straight into the studio to turn their live shows into a hot CD.Remember where you heard it first – Mojo GoGo are going to be big! CHAMPAGNE CORKS POP AS MOJO GOGO FINALLY SIGN RECORD DEAL was last modified: April 10th, 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:Leverage RecordsMOJO GOGOlast_img read more

‘Football was what life was about’ – Martin McHugh on memorable Cavan stint

first_imgIT WAS EVIDENT from early in his tenure that life under Martin McHugh would be very different for Cavan’s footballers.In 1994, McHugh took over a side that was mid-table in Division Three and hadn’t won a game in the Ulster Championship since 1987.In one of his early games as manager, Cavan lost to Roscommon in Division Three. The man from Midwest Radio was capturing the scene to his listeners.‘Martin McHugh is in such bad humour, he’s training the team out on the field here after the game.’There were few who were familiar with the idea of a warm-down in those days.McHugh recruited Joe Doonan – who trained the five-time World Cross-Country medallist Catherina McKiernan – as his team trainer. Donal Donohue and Derek McDonnell, who played for Cavan against McHugh’s Donegal in 1983, were on board as were Mickey ‘The Pound’ Reilly and Dr Paddy Rudden.“There weren’t too many outside managers at that time,” says McHugh.Martin McHugh, pictured in recent times as Kilcar manager“I tried to take the level up all the time.”Not long after his appointment, McHugh was attending the 1994 Cavan SFC final between Gowna and Mullahoran and had a lightbulb moment as he analysed the game for Northern Sound.He noticed a woman nearby taking studious notes of the game and wondered of her role. Collette O’Reilly was collating stats for Gowna.“She was just writing stats down with a pen and paper and, remember no-one was on about stats as much in 1994, I asked her if he’d come in with us in Cavan,” McHugh recalls.“The stats were simple stuff: How many times a fella was in possession; did he keep the ball or kick it away? She always had it right. At a team meeting one night, some of the players questioned the stats. We checked back on the tape and she was spot on. She did it all in real time, never off a tape.”***ON the night of his appointment as Cavan manager at the Lakeland Hotel, McHugh was given a standing ovation. Having launched an unsuccessful bid to become Donegal manager that autumn, it was apparent that McHugh, one of the stars of Donegal’s All-Ireland win just two years previously, wanted to turn his hand to management.Cavan were at a pretty low ebb when PJ Carroll stepped away and they liked the attraction of McHugh. Brendan Keeney, the Cavan Chairman, called him to a meeting. They hit it off and all it required was the rubber stamp from Cavan’s clubs.McHugh traveled to Cavan in the company of his great friend and mentor Barry Campbell from Kilcar.“Cavan reminded me of my club, Kilcar. Football was what life was about,” McHugh says.“I realised how big a GAA county that Cavan was. I was excited about it.“I liked the idea of working with them as a football county. I’m not even sure they were a sleeping giant at that stage. It all happened so quickly and I had a decision to make. I got the job.Martin McHugh and Cavan celebrate their Ulster SFC final win in 1997“I didn’t really know what kind of team they had or what their set-up was like.”As he entered the room, full of eager club delegates, Johnny Joe Brady, the Mullahoran Chairman, reached out to shake his hand. Earlier that year, McHugh took a training session for the Dreadnoughts and he was glad to see a familiar face. He says: “I didn’t know anyone else in the room. They put a lot of trust in me, the people of Cavan.”As his appointment was confirmed, the audience rose to acclaim their new manager.As he says now, 25 years on: “I was an untried young manager. I’ll never forget them giving me a standing ovation.“I was just learning the ropes. I went out to Breffni Park the following day. It was this fine big stadium. I was looking around the place thinking: ‘This is mine. I’m the man here now’. I was excited.”***WHEN Brian McEniff stepped down as the Donegal manager in 1994, McHugh was seen as the heir apparent.For many, it was a no-brainer. For most, it was natural.McHugh had the likes of Michael McLoone, Michael Oliver McIntyre and Eamonn Harvey on a backroom team. He even went as far as speaking to promising Killybegs starlet Declan Boyle about committing to the county’s colours.“Naively, maybe, I thought I was going to get the job,” McHugh says.Martin McHugh (front, left) was an All-Ireland winner with Donegal in 1992“I’d loved to have managed Donegal. We had serious quality players at the time.“Everyone knows Donegal was the job I wanted.”McHugh firmly believes there was another All-Ireland in Donegal.His mind was set on a player-manager role initially, but when PJ McGowan was handed the baton, McHugh’s inter-county boots weren’t to be laced again.He says: “When I went for the Donegal and didn’t get it, it would have been too awkward for me to keep playing. If I wasn’t playing well, people would’ve said: ‘He doesn’t want to play for PJ’. If I did play well, there’d have been pressure, too.”***AFTER his appointment, McHugh spoke at length to the previous manager, Carroll, and also to Eugene McGee, who had a spell as Cavan manager.“Some of the Cavan players, Stephen King and these boys, were as old as I was,” McHugh recalls.“They weren’t too far behind me, but I got a serious commitment from the players.”Monaghan had beaten Cavan in each of the previous two Championships. McHugh’s Cavan won promotion to Division Two in the spring of ’95 and it was the beginning of the journey. A 2-11 to 0-8 win over Antrim in June ’95 represented Cavan’s first Ulster SFC win since 1987 and a two-point win over their old foes, Monaghan.As luck would have it, Monaghan lay in wait in the semi-final of ’95 and Fintan Cahill’s goal earned the Breffni a 1-9 to 0-10 win.“Beating Monaghan in the semi-finals was unbelievable. Monaghan was always the big one for Cavan.”Tyrone had too much for them in the final, but the year had gone as well as could be expected.”Being in the final was always going to stand to us,” McHugh says.“There wasn’t much expectation. There was no success.“I called a press conference before the Championship. I was used to that stuff from Donegal.“Damien O’Reilly, who is now with RTÉ and Owen McConnon, now with the BBC, were the press in Cavan at the time. People were laughing at me calling this press conference. No-one else turned up. Someone from the Irish News said to me: ‘You’re a cheeky boy, calling a press conference and Cavan haven’t won a game in seven years.’”***MCHUGH also managed Cavan’s Under-21 team and they were pipped by Donegal – managed by his former team-mate Donal Reid in the Ulster final of 1995.Cavan returned to the Ulster U21 final in 1996. They put Donegal to the sword after a replay and overcame an Armagh side that included the McEntees, Diarmuid Marsden and Oisin McConville in the semi-final.In the Ulster final, David McCann goaled as Cavan defeated Derry 1-11 to 1-5.When Meath were beaten in a cracking semi-final, Cavan were back in an All-Ireland final again.Against Kerry.Two of the aristocrats.They had dipped, though, with Kerry reaching back to 1986 for the last time they held Sam Maguire.Cavan’s hunger was by now a famine.Martin McHugh at a display in the GAA museum dedicated to the McHugh familyA crowd of 35,000 turned up to Thurles and Kerry pipped Cavan by 1-17 to 2-10.Jason Reilly netted earlier and a goal ten minutes from the end Mickey Graham – now the Cavan senior manager – had them in front, but Kerry, with the likes of Mike Frank Russell, Dara Ó Cinneide, Darragh Ó Sé and Eamonn Fitzmaurice in row, got their noses ahead.“We should have won that,” McHugh says now. “There was a stage in the second half when Jason Reilly – he had fierce upper-body strength – held off Mike McCarthy to catch a lineball and Pat Casserly, the referee, gave a free out.”***THE blocks were building steadily in Cavan by now.Conquering Ulster at Under-21 level was crucial to their development. The likes of Dermot McCabe, Larry Reilly, Mickey Graham, Anthony Forde and Jason Reilly were emerging as senior players.Cavan also got promotion to Division One in ’96.They were back with the big guns for the League.McHugh had a ritual of playing Dublin in an early-season challenge every year.“They had won the All-Ireland in ’95 and we gave them a good run,” he says.“We knew that we were close enough. The team was building well. We had that Under-21 team coming and we had Damian O’Reilly, Stephen King, Bernard Morris and Ciaran Brady…some great leaders, and Fintan Cahill. Ronan Carolan was a great free taker.He’d avoided the moment, but it finally arrived on June 22, 1997 – 22 years ago this weekend.Cavan v Donegal in the Ulster semi-final.“It was an awkward game for me,” McHugh says.“The Cavan players took over and took control that week. It was something that I probably didn’t want to happen, facing Donegal in the Championship.”His close friends Noel Hegarty and John Joe Doherty were still lining out for Donegal, though it was a small mercy that his brother, James, had retired.Cavan won 2-16 to 2-10.McHugh says: “I was glad to see the back of that game. I just got it over. I went to the Donegal dressing room and that was difficult. But I met most of the Donegal players coming out, they had togged out so quick, so I didn’t get in to say a few words.”It was an afternoon that would provide a big turning point for Cavan.Damian O’Reilly was struggling with an injury.Donal Donohoe suggested to McHugh that, rather than take him off, that O’Reilly be stationed at full-forward.“We put him in and he caused Donegal a lot of bother,” McHugh says,O’Reilly would remain there for the Ulster final.***DERRY, the All-Ireland champions four years previously in 1993, had the upper hand on Cavan in League meetings and were fancied to win the Ulster final.McHugh ran into his first road block unexpectedly in the car park at St Tiernach’s Park.He’d spent a lot of time away from his family. His wife, Patrice, cradling their three-year-old son, Ryan, was waiting as he got off the bus.‘I can’t get in with Ryan’.The Ulster Council man in the fluorescent bib was having none of the ticketless toddler.McHugh called for Brendan O’Neill, a Donegal native who was involved in the Ulster Council. Patrice and Ryan took their seats in the stand.County Board Chairman Brendan Keeney was concerned his manager had become distracted.Nothing could’ve been further from the truth.“There was no panic and the dressing room was relaxed,” McHugh say.“We were ready in 97. Derry were such a strong team at that time. We met them in two Leagues and they beat us the two times.”Kieran McKeever popped Derry ahead with 12 minutes to go and Cavan got ready for another evening of mourning.There was another twist in the tale. Damian O’Reilly collected a ball above Johnny McBride and off-loaded to Jason Reilly. The shot, the goal, the conclusion remain a blur for McHugh, who was engulfed with delirious Cavan supporters as he struggled to conduct his post-match interview.“It was unbelievable,” he says now, reflecting on that moment when time stood still.“I never witnessed scenes like it in my life. For Cavan, it would have been on a par with Donegal winning the All-Ireland in ’92.“I’d say there were over 30,000 people in Cavan town for us that night. It was amazing.”***A MONTH later, Ciaran Brady twigged that McHugh’s time was up.They were digesting an All-Ireland semi-final loss to Kerry in The Meadowview Inn. It was unusual for McHugh to socialise with his players.Brady copped that the end was nigh.‘You’re leaving, Martin.’McHugh batted his notions away, insisting that he hadn’t made up his mind.Brady was insistent.‘You’re having a drink with the players. You’re leaving’.Sure enough, McHugh had managed Cavan for the last time.The previous winter, he also took some time out of the job.“I was just gone,” he says.“I needed time out. I don’t know how mangers keep it going now. It was just mentally draining. In a way, I’m sorry that I didn’t stay on. We could have built again, but I just didn’t have the energy.“I just had my mind made up. The children were young, there was the traveling and I had my own work, with Martin Donnelly, to look after too. I enjoyed my time in Cavan immensely.”***ON SUNDAY, McHugh will head up the Hill in Clones again, past the Sacred Heart Church and into St Tiernach’s Park.The same Ryan McHugh will make a similar journey, but should not have difficulty with the stewards this time. He was a GAA All-Star last year and his older brother, Mark, was an All-Star in 2012 when Donegal won the All-Ireland.Mickey Graham, a corner-forward for McHugh in ’97, and Dermot McCabe, his midfield general, are at the helm in Cavan now.“Mickey was as good a corner-forward as you’d come up against,” McHugh says.“His movement was unreal. It’s funny that him and McCabe are together now. They worked really well together. They were two great football brains. You could see management in them.”Ryan McHugh was a GAA All-Star in 2018Cavan are yearning for success now, just as they were in 1997.“As long as Donegal don’t think that the Ulster final is already played,” McHugh says.“I think it’ll be very close and tight, but I think Donegal will get over the line.”They remember McHugh in Cavan as fondly as he does them.A couple of years back, he was in Shercock and popped into a local eatery for some lunch.As he went to pay, the waitress smiled.‘The bossman said that’s for ’97!’‘Football was what life was about’ – Martin McHugh on memorable Cavan stint was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Ulster SFCBarry CampbellCavanCiaran BradyClonesDeclan BonnerDermot McCabeDerrydonegalKerrykilcarMickey GrahamRyan McHughSt Tiernach’s Parklast_img read more

ARREST THEM! FAMILIES ANGER AS QUAD-BIKERS TAKE TO BUSY BEACH

first_imgFAMILIES enjoying Mediterranean-style weather on a Donegal beach once voted in the top five beaches in the world were furious when teenagers on four quad bikes took to the sands on Sunday.Shocked sunbathers glared in disgust as the quad bike drivers revved their engines on Ballymastocker beach near Portsalon.Hundreds of people were there – with families with toddlers among them. Three of the quads are circled in this picture; one of them passing just feet from toddlers building sandcastles.“I heard the engines and looked out to sea, thinking it might be motorboats, but then along came four quad bikes,” said one angry father of four from Co Antrim.“These things are supposed to be banned. They slowed down because literally every single person on the beach glared at them.“I think people were just astonished to begin with because they were driving through the crowds. “I think they got the message and left; but you have to wonder at the mentality of anyone who would take a quad bike onto a busy beach.”The dad, a regular visitor to Donegal, added: “Anyone who takes a quad bike onto a beach should be arrested. Simple as that. It won’t put me off coming back, but it might put other people off.”With 1,655,000 page views last month, get your story seen on Donegal Daily.Send your stories and pictures to info@donegaldaily.com Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily ARREST THEM! FAMILIES ANGER AS QUAD-BIKERS TAKE TO BUSY BEACH was last modified: May 28th, 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)last_img read more

HEADING TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD! JASON GETS BHUDDIST BLESSING ON WAY TO EVEREST

first_imgJason Black in Tibet after receiving his BlessingDONEGAL man Jason Black has arrived in Nepal ahead of his epic climb to the summit of Mount Everest.The owner of the Voodoo nightclub complex in Letterkenny is aiming to become the first Donegal man to climb the world’s highest mountain.And he isn’t planning to do it the easy way….he’s planning to climb the North Face. Jason went to a Bhuddist temple in Kathmandhu for a 6.30am special ceremony where mountaineers are blessed before beginning their 29,000-ft ascent.Then it was off to Tibet via China to prepare for base camp.And then all the planning ahead of the climb.“It will be my first time in Tibet so looking forward to the sights, sounds and smells there,” said Jason. “I had the mountain blessing for Mt Everest by the Lama this morning at 6.30 am napal “1am ireland ” for morning prayers. It was quite a humbling experience as a pale white westerner in front of hundreds of Tibetan monks.” HEADING TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD! JASON GETS BHUDDIST BLESSING ON WAY TO EVEREST was last modified: April 13th, 2013 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)last_img read more

A new place to park their wheels

first_imgINDUSTRY — A community group that delivers hot meals and friendly faces to those who need them most celebrated a new home along with its donors and longtime volunteers on Wednesday. The Greater La Puente Valley Meals on Wheels moved from an old fire station on Gale and Azusa avenues to 255 N. Hacienda Blvd. Both sites were provided rent-free by Industry. The new headquarters is fantastic, Charles House, the organization’s president, said. Citrus Valley Medical Center, Queen of the Valley campus, is down the street and the sheriff’s Industry Station is around the corner, so they always feel secure, House said. The nonprofit group has delivered meals to shut-ins since 1979. They have sad moments because they have watched some of the people they deliver to deteriorate in health. They try to spend a little time with each person. “If you want to do something that makes you feel good, drive for Meals on Wheels,” Irma said. “If you want to give something back for all you’ve received, this is the way to do it.” — Rodney Tanaka can be reached at (626) 962-9911, Ext. 2230, or by e-mail at rodney.tanaka@sgvn.com160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Volunteers deliver about 15,000 meals per year, House said. But they need more drivers to handle the six routes. Some volunteers are driving two or three routes, House said. Volunteers develop a bond with the people they deliver to, county Supervisor Don Knabe said. “They provide a wonderful service to the community,” Knabe said. “Not everyone is fortunate enough to have family to support them in their later years. Just to see a smiling face and a voice is as important as a meal.” The organization also lauded Art and Irma Schub, Hacienda Heights residents who have volunteered for about 20 years. “We’ve enjoyed every moment of it,” Art said.last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Welcomes Southern Illinois To The Knapp Center Friday

first_imgEarlier this year, Drake defeated SIU, 75-64, in Carbondale as four Bulldogs scored in double figures. Sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa), who along with teammate Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) joined Giebelhausen on the preseason All-MVC team, scored a game-high 16 points and handed out a career-high seven assists. Hittner not only led a balanced scoring attack, but with her career-best assists total was one of six Bulldogs who recorded two or more assists. Drake, which is the top assists team in the nation at 22.6 per game, tallied 23 assists on 28 field goals in the win. Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team begins the second half of its Missouri Valley Conference schedule Friday night against Southern Illinois at the Knapp Center. Tipoff with the Salukis is scheduled for 7 p.m. Drake (14-7, 9-0 MVC) went undefeated in the first half of MVC play for the third time in five seasons. The Bulldogs accomplished the impressive feat after road wins at Illinois State and Bradley last weekend. Drake rallied from a 12-point, second-quarter deficit against the Redbirds and in Peoria, Ill., held off a late charge from the Braves. Drake Game Notes Friday’s game is Dollar Night at the Knapp Center with advance tickets available for $1 via DrakeTix.com/promo (promo code: DOLLAR) or call 515-271-DOGS (3647). Select concessions will also be available for $1. Following Friday’s game, Drake hosts Missouri State Sunday. The 2 p.m. contest will be the MVC’s featured game on ESPN3. Drake women’s basketball will celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day Sunday. NGWSD recognizes the extraordinary progress sparked by Title IX and the ongoing effort to ensure access to sports for girls and women. Research indicates that girls who play sports have better health, higher self-esteem, stronger leadership skills, and greater academic achievement and economic opportunity. Thanks to a generous donation to Drake Athletics, please join Drake Women’s Basketball for this FREE clinic as we work to get local girls involved in sports and expand their opportunities in life. Clinic registration is now open to all local girls 8th-grade and under, and will close on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 or once all spots are filled. Space is limited and participant slots are filled on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to register early! Simply complete and submit the form via the “register link here”. All clinic participants will receive a free t-shirt and four (4) complimentary game tickets to vs. Missouri State at 2 p.m. Additional tickets for friends and family will be available at a discounted rate.Clinic Check-In at 12 p.m. – Shivers Basketball Practice FacilityNGWSD Clinic from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Shivers Basketball Practice FacilityDrake Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri State at 2 p.m. – Knapp Center Print Friendly Version Live Audio ESPN3 SIU (12-8, 7-2 MVC) sits in a tie for second place in the MVC standings with Missouri State (11-9, 7-2 MVC), which visits the Knapp Center Super Bowl Sunday for a 2 p.m. matinee. On Jan. 26 in Carbondale, Ill., the Salukis edged the Lady Bears, 71-69, in overtime in each team’s last contest. Senior Kylie Giebelhausen, a preseason All-MVC selection, averages a team-high 11.4 points per game. In the win over the Lady Bears, Giebelhausen posted impressive all-around numbers with 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals. Live Stats The Salukis have won four of their last five games after the loss to Drake with their only defeat during that span at Bradley by one-point, 63-62. Drake and SIU have played each other at least twice every season since 1979. Buy Tickets last_img read more

Medical Matters: The sun, its dangers and how to treat sunburn

first_imgContinuing his hugely popular column, Medical Matters, this week Dr Ciaran Roarty writes about the dangers of the sun, sunburn and how best to cope with it. We know that too much sun is harmful to our skin but we also know we need sunlight for Vitamin D. So how do we safely do both? Firstly, we need to understand what sunlight does.What exactly does sunlight do to our skin? There are two main types of damaging ultraviolet sunlight: UVA and UVBUVA damages deeper tissues within the skin causing wrinkles and makes the skin appear more aged. UVB causes the skin to tan but also burn. Both of them can increase the risk of skin cancer, so getting sunburnt also tells you that you are increasing your risk of skin cancer. The body’s natural defense to sunburning is increasing the amount of melanin in the skin – which makes the skin darker – but unfortunately, while this helps stop us burning, it does not stop the harmful damage that UV rays can do.Who needs to be careful?Everybody really can suffer the harmful effects of too much sunlight. But we know that people with lighter skin, freckles and red hair are more at risk. People with white skin have more risk than dark-skinned people but anyone can burn. We all can recognise it. The skin becomes very red, warm and very painful and a few days later the characteristic peeling starts.What can I do to treat Sunburn? Cool bathing or showering will help ease the pain. After sun lotions help cool the skin and will moisturise to help with the drying effect. Paracetamol and ibuprofen can help ease the pain and if the sunburn is bad, see the doctor. It is crucial that we do not allow babies and young children to sunburn and if they do they should see the doctor.Can the sun cause other problems?Yes, heat exhaustion and heat or sunstroke are discussed in our previous Medical Matters column. Remember heatstroke is a medical emergency.Too much sun exposure repeatedly also ages the skin prematurely and can cause brown spots, benign warty growths, and skin cancer. Episodes of sunburn greatly increase the risk for skin cancer, which is caused by excessive sun exposure in about 90% of cases. We should all protect our skin but especially the skin of our children, as too much sun exposure in children increases the chances of developing skin cancer in later life.So how can I protect myself (or children) but still enjoy the good weather?The sun is strongest between 11am and 3pm, so during this time make good use of the shade and cover up with wide-brimmed hats, and neck protectors, especially for children. Loose baggy t-shirts, and shorts help (they need to be a tightly woven material) as well as wrap-around sunglasses. Make sure your glasses protect against UV light. In addition, liberal use of sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) is advised. Factor 15 at least should be used for adults and higher if it’s very hot (some experts now advise at least factor 30 for all ) while children should have at least factor 30 and preferably higher creams applied.UVA protection protects against skin cancer and is indicated by a higher number of stars on your suncream.Apply the sunscreen at least 20 minutes before required and reapply every couple of hours, especially after swimming, excessive sweating (even the waterproof brands) or toweling. Apply more frequently in children. Sunblock is stronger than sunscreen as it absorbs most UVA and UVB but again it is used in addition to other protective measures discussed. Remember to check the date of sunscreen and that it can deteriorate if kept out in the sun. It does not provide full protection and if you burn or tan, then you have caused some harm. Reflected sunlight can harm and it may surprise you to learn that wet clothes are not as protective as dry clothes. We can still burn if it’s cloudy and or if we are in the water. Tanning means the body is responding to damage done to the skin. Consider a fake tan and AVOID sunbeds, which increase the risks of all types of skin cancer. We can burn in winter time also for example on the ski slopes (snow reflects sunlight) and at high altitudes. Weather forecasts will often give the Solar UV Index which gives us and idea of the likelihood of sunburn. Use sun protection if its 3 or over.But my doctor tells me I’m low in Vitamin D?The skin makes Vitamin D with the aid of sunlight and there is generally not enough in the foods that we eat. This means we need some sunlight. We don’t need to avoid sunlight, just enjoy the sun sensibly while avoiding increasing our risk of skin cancer. Two to three sun exposures per week for 20-30 minutes with bare arms and face in the Summer months is usually sufficient to keep our Vitamin D levels up. This is exposure, not lying out sunbathing, and as always, sunburn must be avoided. Fair skinned or freckled people with red hair who burn easily may find it helpful to take supplemental Vitamin D but you should discuss this with your doctor. We should be able to generate enough Vitamin D in the Summer to keep us going through the Winter.And remember, sunlight improves our general feeling of wellness by making us feel happier. Physical activity and outdoor exercise are good for us so we need to balance this with protecting ourselves by enjoying the sun sensibly using the protective measures advised. Enjoy the sun when it’s not too strong in frequent shorter bursts rather than staying for a long time. If you are out in the middle of the day use the hats, shade creams etcThe above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns contact your own Doctor.Also see this recent column https://www.donegaldaily.com/2018/05/30/medical-matters-taking-care-in-the-sun/Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasoundis a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny, Tel 0749164111Dr Ciaran Roarty at the Scally/McDaid surgery in Letterkenny.Medical Matters: The sun, its dangers and how to treat sunburn was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare 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:Dr Ciaran RoartyMedical Matterssunburnlast_img read more

Poll: It’s time to vote for our Sports Person of the Week, in Association with O’Reilly’s

first_imgIt’s that time of the week again – time for you to vote for our latest Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub Sports Person of the Week, in association with O’Reilly’s Sportswear.Jockey Dylan Browne-McMonagle and Termon footballer Jack Alcorn were the winners of the first two weeks’ awards.Each weekly award winner will receive a kitbag, a jersey and a half-zip, supplied by O’Reilly’s. The award winner will be chosen via a public vote from a shortlist selected by our panel.O’Reilly’s Sportswear was founded in 2017 by well-known Twin Towns sporting brothers Steven and Martin O’Reilly.Our poll closes at noon on Thursday.CLICK HERE TO VOTEAmber Barrett (Peamount United) Milford’s Amber Barrett is a player in real form at the moment having netted a hat-trick in each of her last two games for Peamount United. Having bagged a treble in the 9-1 win over Limerick, Barrett was at it again on Saturday in a 3-0 win over Cork City in the Continental Tyres Women’s National League. Barrett scored twice in the first half and completed her hat-trick with a late penalty.The Republic of Ireland international has now scored 13 goals for the season.Sean Devenney (Oakleaf ABC) Balkybofey youngster Sean Devenney boxes out of the Oakleaf ABC in Derry and was part of a select squad that traveled to Canada for two tournaments at the weekend.At Niagra Falls on Friday night, Devenney defeated Tarza Crawford of Rochester in an 80-pounder contest. And at the ‘Banger in the Hangar’ on Sunday evening, Devenney followed it up with another win, his second of the weekend. Marty Lynch (Milford AC)Marty Lynch won the MAD (Milford And District) Adventure Race organised by the Moyle View Park Development Committee. Lynch, from the Milford AC, led the way in a field of 149 competitors.Lynch finished in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 45 seconds. The course began with a 10k run, followed by a 2k kayak in Mulroy Bay, then a 43km cycle, which was broken up by a 3km trial run in Glenvar and concluded with a 1k run off the bike.Geraldine McLaughlin (Donegal senior ladies)The Donegal ladies had to work hard for a three-point win over Tipperary in Castlerea on Saturday in the TG4 All-Ireland SFC Group 1.Termon star Geraldine McLaughlin was on fire for the Donegal side. In all, McLaughlin scored 12 points.McLaughlin was subject to some serious close attention and was fouled consistently by Tipperary as they sought to stop her by any means possible.But McLaughlin proved too hot to handle and hit 12 points, including five from play.Michel Murphy (Donegal senior football team)A ‘once-in-a-generation player’ was how Kevin McStay, the Roscommon manager, described Michael Murphy after his stunning display for Donegal in Saturday’s ‘Super 8’ clash with Roscommon in Dr Hyde Park.Murphy helped himself to nine points as he tormented the Rossies.It was one of his finest displays for Donegal on the occasion of his 140th game for the county and on his 60th Championship appearance.Murphy was unplayable as he tore Roscommon asunder, setting up a titanic showdown with Tyrone in the process.CLICK HERE TO VOTEPoll: It’s time to vote for our Sports Person of the Week, in Association with O’Reilly’s was last modified: July 24th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Amber Barrettgeraldine mclaughlinMarty LynchMichael MurphyO’Reilly’ssean devenneySports Person of the Weeklast_img read more