Policeman slapped with causing death charge

first_imgRegent Street crashThe off-duty Policeman who crashed his minibus on Regent Street, Georgetown, last Saturday, injuring several persons and causing the death of another, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday, charged with causing death by dangerous driving.Timothy Horatio, 26, of Three Stone, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 27, 2016, at Regent Street, Georgetown, he drove motor vehicle BTT 7994 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Dillon Linton, 21, of Campbellville, Georgetown.Attorney Darren Wade who represented Horatio, made a bail application and explained to the court that the defendant is remorseful for his actions and is deeply troubled as the deceased was his best friend.The prosecution explained that currently, there are still three other persons hospitalised; one of whom is in a critical condition.The defendant was remanded to prison and will make his next appearance in court on September 9.Reports are that on the day in question, Horatio was “drag racing” with the ill-fated minibus and in an attempt to overtake another minibus, collided with a motorcycle, causing his vehicle to topple several times before crashing into a utility pole. Several persons were injured and Linton died the following day.Several beer bottles were seen at the crash site and according to some persons; both the driver and conductor were seen consuming alcohol earlier in the day.last_img read more

Bournemouth 2-0 Watford: Cherries extend Championship lead with win over ten-man Hornets

first_img1 Bournemouth extended their lead at the top of the Championship with a narrow win over ten-man Watford at the Goldsands Stadium.Gabriele Angella was controversially shown a red card inside the opening 60 seconds for the visitors, the Hornets’ fifth of the campaign, before Yann Kermorgant put the Cherries ahead from the penalty spot.Matt Ritchie’s low finish wrapped up the victory in the second half, while Troy Denney was twice denied by Steve Cook’s alert defending.A horror start for Watford saw Angella dismissed for a wild lunge on Callum Wilson, with the Italian defender deemed to have denied the ex-Coventry man a goal-scoring opportunity, despite Craig Cathcart’s recovery run for the Hornets.The hosts quickly established control with their numerical advantage as Kermorgant threatened to open the scoring with a header, before Cook reacted expertly to deny Watford skipper Deeney.Watford were then rescued by the woodwork when Kermorgant rattled the bar with a rasping volley, but the visitors continued to look dangerous on the break with Ben Watson stabbing the ball wide after a scramble inside the Bournemouth area.Yet, the away side’s defence was breached on 33 minutes after Cathcart’s clumsy challenge on the lively Wilson allowed Kermorgant to guide the ball past Heurelho Gomes from the spot.Bournemouth started brightly after the break as Matt Ritchie grazed the post with a skidding drive, before Daniel Tozser produced the best out of Cherries goalkeeper Lee Camp.And Ritchie soon put the home side further in front with a clinical, angled finish past Gomes following Marc Pugh’s hanging cross.But Cook was forced into another crucial intervention to deny an instant response from Slavisa Jokanovic’s side, sliding across the path of Deeney’s drilled effort.Then, Gomes was again called into action, this time pulling off a stunning parry to prevent Kermorgant’s header from nestling into the bottom corner.However, match ended on a sour note as Eunan Charles O’Kane was lucky to escape without a serious injury, following an unnecessarily late tackle from Daniel Pudil. Bournemouth celebrate Matt Ritchie’s strike last_img read more

Manchester United outcast admits he still ‘loves’ the club and wants to stay at Old Trafford

first_img1 Luis Nani in action for Sporting Lisbon Manchester United outcast Nani admits he still ‘loves’ the club – and believes he can still have a future at the club.Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal sent the Portuguese winger on loan to Sporting Lisbon, as part of a deal which saw defender Marcus Rojo move to Old Trafford.It’s understood the Dutchman is keen on clearing out various members of the squad this summer, as he looks to take the club back to the peak of European football.Nani had been expected to leave United permanently but, speaking to The Guardian, the 28-year-old admits he wants to stay at Old Trafford.“I love Manchester United,” he told the newspaper. “The only decision I made (last summer) was to play more and be me again, because I lost a lot of things there last season due to injuries and the change of manager.“You never know the future,” Nani added.“It depends on a lot of things. If United want me to stay then with a different mentality I think we can work well next season but there are a lot of things to discuss and see.”“I receive some texts from [chief executive] Ed Woodward,” Nani added. “He texted me about the goal [on Sunday] and the great season I am having here.”last_img read more

Chemelil pick survival point at Sofapaka

first_imgFor Sofapaka, their ambition of finishing at second spot in the Kenyan Premier League standings were dashed as the point gained against Chemelil moves them to 58, four behind second placed Bandari.Chemelil Sugar defender James Omino tackles down Sofapaka’s Titus Achesa during their Kenyan premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBatoto ba Mungu had the chances to score, but they couldn’t get anything behind the net not because their finishing was poor, but because Chemelil keeper Moragn Alube earned his full pay with brilliant saves.Coming into the tie, Chemelil knew avoiding defeat was the key to their hopes for survival, being only five points away from the automatic relegation slots.They knocked Sofapaka’s door early with Tindi Biko’s ferocious freekick from long range attracticng a fine finger-tip save from Justin Ndikumana.Sofapaka’s first effort at goal came in the 21st minute when Umaru Kasumba ran off his markers on the right before slicing a low cross that was met by John Avire who set up Kepha Aswani with a fancy back heel. However, Aswani’s shot was well saved by the keeper.Aswani had another chance two minutes to the break when he was set up by Titus Achesa but his goal bound effort was deflected for a corner.Chemelil Sugar midfielder Francis Ochollah tackles down Sofapaka’s Elli Asieche during their Kenyan premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluChemelil went on the defensive in the second half, playing behind the ball and attacking on the counter as they sought to jealously guard the single point they still had.Five minutes after the break though, Aswani had another sniff at goal this time his shot taking a deflection that sucked the sting off it ending up in an easy catch for the keeper.In the 65th minute, the veteran striker was teed up beautifully once again by Avire, but his ferocious effort was turned behind for a corner by a full stretched Alube.Alube continued to keep his team in the game and pulled off two brilliant saves at the death, first turning behind Stephen Waruru’s freekick for a corner before blocking Kasumba’s header at point blank off Achesa’s cross.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chemelil Sugar keeper Morgan Alube picks up the ball ahead of Sofapaka striker Umaru Kasumba during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 22 – Chemelil Sugar moved a step closer to assuring themselves of another season in top flight football after holding Sofapaka to a goalless draw at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday afternoon.The Sugar belt are just a place above the bottom three relegation spots and the point gained on the road against a Batoto ba Mungu side that beat them 3-0 in the first leg in Awasi places them on 31 points, three ahead of 16th placed Zoo Kericho and six ahead of Vihiga United who occupy 17th spot.last_img read more

Hull City appoint former Russia boss Leonid Slutsky as their new head coach

first_img Leonid Slutsky is Hull’s new boss 1 Hull City have announced the appointment of former Russia boss Leonid Slutsky as their new head coach.The 46-year-old succeeds Marco Silva, who left following the Tigers’ relegation from the Premier League to take charge of Watford.Slutsky told the club website: “I am delighted to become the head coach of Hull City and I am very much looking forward to the challenge of guiding the club back to the Premier League.“I already know that this is an important club with a big and loyal fanbase. I’ve had a good feeling about it ever since meeting (owners) the Allam family and I can’t wait to get started next week.”Slutsky spent seven years in charge of CSKA Moscow, winning three Russian titles, before departing the club in December 2016.He was also in charge of the Russian national team from October 2015 to June 2016 but left following Euro 2016 as the side finished bottom of Group B – the group that included England and Wales.Slutsky has been living in London in recent months as a guest of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich with the hope of securing a job in the country.Now he has been given his chance in the Championship after impressing Hull owner Assem Allam in the interview process.Slutsky will arrive in Hull next week to officially start his new job, subject to international clearance.Vice-chairman Ehab Allam said: “I am delighted to welcome Leonid as our new head coach.“After a thorough recruitment process, Leonid’s attention to detail, thoughts on playing style and his ambition made him the stand-out candidate.“The club has made plans for pre-season training and friendlies, with some exciting fixtures to be announced next week, and squad planning with Leonid is already under way.“Leonid has enjoyed success at both club and international level and I am excited about his plans for guiding us back towards the Premier League.”last_img read more

BUNCRANA PLAYERS CAOLANN MCGONAGLE, JOHN CAMPBELL AND DARRACH O’CONNOR STAR FOR DONEGAL

first_imgBuncrana GAA NotesSenior FootballCongrats from all in the club to CaolannMcGonagle and John Campbell in Sunday’s Minor match against Derry…and what a debut for Darrach O’Connor in his Senior Championship debut, scoring his and Donegal’s first point. Well done to all three of you…and roll on the semi-finals!! Also great to see the Club represented so well in the backroom set-up of both Senior and Minor teams between mentors, coaches, physio’s and more. It’s great to see our wee club punching so high above its weight. Paul McGonigle will be a tired man on Monday from all his running around the pitch during the game and good to see his advice worked to such good effect. However advice from the fashion police (Abaigh, Lauren & co) is to lose the leggings! Senior TrainingSeniors, Minors, Hurling training is on Wednesday at 7.00pm, All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Senior, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!Senior Ladies training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.Underage ReportsU14 Div 1 ChampionshipOn Wednesday Buncrana played St Eunan’s in the 2nd round robin championship game. A big improvement was needed from last week and the boys didn’t disappoint. They all worked hard for each other and showed great skill, especially their handling in wet conditions.Buncrana settled well and got a couple of early goals to lead at the break by 7. However, as happened twice last year with the same opposition they were reeled back in and with 2 minutes left were ahead by only 1 point.St Eunan’s big full forward then broke through the hard working defence to score the cruelest of goals and again steal the win. Well done to all the boys for a fantastic game and effort shown. Best for Buncrana were John Vaughan & Keegan Hegarty, as they worked all night for their team mates. Final score Buncrana 4-6 vs 4-8 St Eunan’s.Next up is Carndonagh next Wednesday 28th. U14 hurlers are in the Division 1 League Final versus St Eunan’son Thursday night 29th in Burt. The team have scored 22 goals 56 points in their last 4 games and conceded 2 points, which is some going! Good luck to the boys and all support welcome.Buncrana U12’s played McCoolslast Monday night and ran out comfortable winners with a scoreline of 4-12 to 0-06. The game was played in good sprit by both sets of players with Buncrana getting off to a good start and pressuring for every ball right from the off.So often in the past we have lost these games in the first 10 minutes but persistent rollicking seems to have hit home and hopefully we can build on this dominant display! Most pleasing for management was the passing and link up play.Throughout the team, the boys have been tirelessly working on passing the ball and the stronger players did this selflessly which must be commended at any age level. Unfortunately for McCools they did not adopt this strategy and allowed 2 or 3 of their more dominant players to carry the ball into trouble all night resulting in turnover ball, quick passing and clinical finishing for scores by the home side.The u14 girls also had a great win against Malin last Wednesday night….well done girls.U12 boys are away to Convoy in the league on Monday night.They are also getting ready for the U12 42 team All-Irelands in Newry on June 7th. We’re sure there’ll be full attendance at training if players want to get picked for this prestigious event. Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pmFriday ScarveyU8 Football 6.30 – 7.30pm Friday ScarveyU8 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU10 Football 6.30-7.45pm Friday Scarvey U10 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU12 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU14 Football 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Friday ScarveyU14 Hurling 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday ScarveyU12/U14/U16 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyClub LottoThere was no winner this week. If no winner this week then we will draw the monthly winner of €500 so make sure you’re in! Lotto’s to be in by 8pm each Friday in the clubhouse. In a new initiative we are looking for drivers to drive youths around housing estates on Saturday morning from 11-12.30. Anyone available should be at Scarvey for 10.30. Contact Club Chair Sean Clerkin on 0862388071 for more info. Lotto sellers needed, if you have an hour to spare each week contact Club Treasurer on 0860297444 for details.EamonnMcMenamin FundraiserFollowing on from the very successful Coffee Morning and Table Quiz, the McMenamin Family are holding a Garden Tea Party at their home, 18. St. Olivers Ave, Buncrana on Saturday 14th June, 2014 from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm to remember Eamonn on Father’s Day which is on Sunday 15th June.There will be a free raffle on the day for various prizes. Everyone is very welcome to come along on the day. All proceeds to the Oncology Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital.Annual Golf ClassicOur annual Golf Classic takes place on Saturday May 31st in the North West Golf Club. For more details on tickets and how to enter contact Club Secretary.Beidh an CiorcalComhráarsiúlgachoícheLuainar a 8 a chlogsaChlubtheach. Fáilteroimhachanduine. The Irish Language Conversation group will meet every Monday night at 8pm in the Clubhouse and everyone is welcome. It doesn’t matter how much or how little Irish you have, this is an opportunity to meet up, have a cup of tea and use what you have.Beyond The Game EventUlster GAA, the Irish FA and IRFU (Ulster Branch) are joining forces in the delivery of a joint good relations event next month which is aimed at supporting local sports clubs and promoting positive community relations.We would like to invite you and any other relevant representatives from your organisation to the event we are hosting, entitled ‘Beyond the Game’, which will showcase the existing work of Clubs and explore issues close to the heart of sports clubs including health, volunteering and engaging with your communities.We are pleased to confirm Mickey Harte (Tyrone Gaelic Football Manager) as keynote speaker and are delighted to welcome Denise Watson as our MC.The event will take place on Wednesday 11th June at Ramada Hotel, Shaws Bridge. Please contact Club Secretary for further details and expression of interest to attend.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa orwww.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.BUNCRANA PLAYERS CAOLANN MCGONAGLE, JOHN CAMPBELL AND DARRACH O’CONNOR STAR FOR DONEGAL was last modified: May 27th, 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:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

LEAVING CERT RESULTS – REALITY SETS IN FOR DONEGAL STUDENTS

first_imgEarlier this week on the eve of receiving their Leaving Cert results, we chatted to four students about their hopes and nerves ahead of the big day. After a few days to allow the results to sink in, Donegal Daily approached Gavin, Síofra, Shane and Martina again to learn of their successes in Wednesday’s Leaving Certificate results.by Caoimhe Ní Chathail Gavin :Gavin is ‘delighted’ with his results overall. Having received his results from his Principal and Deputy Principal, he was very pleased with them overall and believes that he achieved a fair grade in each subject. Gavin has obtained sufficient points for his top CAO choice, Computer Science in Trinity. He does admit however that Queens through UCAS is his ‘preferred choice’. Having exceeded on all other grades, Gavin is considering getting his maths grade rechecked, as he was one grade short on Queen’s requirement for the course. He is however confident that he will be accepted either way, ‘I have an anxious wait until Monday now when the offers come out.’Síofra :Síofra decribes her first reaction as one of shock, ‘to finally see a set of letters and numbers that have been so long anticipated.’ Her loss of speech was quickly replaced with a feeling of relief, ‘tied up with all that giddy happiness.’ ‘I had done what I thought was impossible. And it was over.’ She describes herself as ‘on the edge of the bracket’ and so nothing is concrete yet but of course ‘nothing is impossible, and the worst is most certainly done.’ Shane :Shane was ‘confused for a while and too excited to try and count up my points.’ His woodwork teacher soon calculated his 515 points which exceeded the 480 points he needs for Architecture in UCD, ‘I was ecstatic’. His mum and friends outside were incredibly happy and proud and Shane himself says that he ‘can’t explain how glad and happy I was all day.’Martina Hannigan :Having opened her results with her mum in the car, Martina ‘burst into tears of happiness.’ She says she was shocked at how well she had done and was relieved that all the hard work had paid off. Languages had always been her favourite subjects and so Martina was proud that those were her highest grades. Martina is feeling positive and is confident of her place in Galway. As she says, ‘It’s now time to celebrate!’Congratulations to Gavin, Síofra, Shane, Martina and all Donegal students on their Leaving Certificate results! LEAVING CERT RESULTS – REALITY SETS IN FOR DONEGAL STUDENTS was last modified: August 17th, 2013 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:donegalLeaving Certificatestudentslast_img read more

DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgSET DANCINGA new season of Set Dancing classes will begin again today, Monday October 13th at 8pm. As well as set dancing lessons, céilí dancing will also be taught. Refreshments served.LOCAL HISTORY A Local History and Heritage course will begin on Thursday October 16th in Annagry Community Hall. This night class will be held over the course of eight weeks. It will cover subjects such as archaeology family history, place names, historic events, folklore, folk life etc. The fee for this course is €50 payable on at class one.ARTArt Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in Annagry Community Hall from November 1st. Although this class will be taught through the medium of oils, others mediums will be accommodated. The fee for this eight week long course is €60 payable at class one.GUITAR Guitar lessons for various age groups will begin on Wednesday October 15th. Junior classes (6-9 years old) at 4.30pm, Older (10-16 years old) at 5pm. Names are also being taken for interested adults, but this class will be held on a different weekday.FLY TYINGTuition in the craft of Fly Tying will begin on Tuesday evening October 14th. This 8 week long course includes line casting and is suitable for all age groups. The cost is €60 or €40 for under18s payable on night one. The classes start at 7pm.SOCIAL MEDIASocial media classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting on October 22nd at 2pm. This class will cover all aspects of Social Media such as email, search engines, online searching, booking and buying, twitter, facebook, scype etc. The fee for this 8 week course is €40 payable on at class one. LOTTOThere was no winner of the €2180 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for October 8th. The numbers drawn were 2-7-17-23. Eibhlin Martin Belcruit, Mary V.Sharkey Belcruit, John McKelvey Meenacrieve, Cian McFadden Rann na Feirste, Mally Boyle Loughanure, John Boyle (Mariah) Loughanure and Francis Devenney Rann na Feirste matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on October 15th is €2240. If you’re not in, you can’t win!SYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to the family, relatives and friends of John Boyd Carnboy, and Seamus Doherty Meenbanad, Seamus Hunter Maghery who have recently passed to their eternal reward. May they rest in peace. 100+ DRAWThe following people who won in the 100+ September Draw co-ordinated by Naomh Muire CLG were €500 John McGarvey Loughanoran. €200 Cathal Gallagher Carrickfinn. €100 each Katie and Lauren Rodgers Calhame, John the Hall Annagry and Jackie Hughes Mullaghduff. €50 each John Ruadh Crolly, Lorraine Boyle Belcruit, Tony Delap Braade, Donal Sharkey Calhame, Jimmy Rodgers Kerrytown, Liam Duffy Annagry, Caolin O’Donnell Ranafast and Nancy Sharkey Dunlewey. The next draw will be held on Wednesday October 29th.ROSSES RADIORosses Radio presents a fundraising concert Saturday 25th October, St Mary’s Hall in Kincasslagh… fabulous performances from Ian Smith, Niamh Hawkins, Children of Acres School, Aisling Sharkey & Emma Boyle, White Lines Country Band, Nicki Pollock of MojoGogo and many more! Will be a great night doors open at 8pm for start at 8.30pm. Five Euro Per Person.CONGRATULATIONSTo Naomh Muire Ladies on winning the county Junior B Championship.DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: October 13th, 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:Annagry Community Newslast_img read more

LETTERKENNY WANTS YOU TO FLOAT THEIR BOAT FOR PADDY’S DAY!

first_imgWith just a week to go to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Letterkenny Chamber’s parade committee are calling on as many sporting groups, community groups and businesses to get involved.Last year’s parade in Letterkenny.As a national holiday everyone is off work and traditionally Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day parade attracts a large number of spectators.Letterkenny Chamber President Gerard Grant said “St. Patrick’s Day is an important event in the calendar for Letterkenny. This year it once again falls on a weekend and we expect large crowds in town to celebrate, not just on the Monday. “The Parade is a great family event in Letterkenny. This year we have five bands, sports groups, youth groups and many of the usual community entries as well as the Irish Army colour party. We hope the parade will be colourful and lively celebrating international culture.”Letterkenny Chamber is the sole organiser of the Parade and it relies on financial contributions from large and small businesses and ask other businesses. It is a real voluntary effort by members of the Chamber and we are proud to play our part in this important day.“But this year we really want to make it even more vibrant, colourful and lively and we want to remind people that an entry doesn’t have to be a full scale float, we love to see clubs and societies dressed up walking along the street, this can be every bit as effective. If you have thought about entering and want to know more please do let us know as soon as posssible. ”The Parade starts at 3pm on Monday 17th March preceded by entertainment on the viewing platform at Market Square. The parade makes its way from Pearse Road via Port Road, through Main Street past the reviewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town. On the day the independent judges view the parade with various categories in mind including community, sports, youth, band and dance. Each category winner receives a plaque and the overall winning entry receives the Danny Doherty Perpetual Plaque plus a cheque for €500.To enter a float or for more information contact Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866 or email anne@letterkennychamber.com. LETTERKENNY WANTS YOU TO FLOAT THEIR BOAT FOR PADDY’S DAY! was last modified: March 10th, 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:Letterkenny ChamberSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more

Tragic tale of legendary boxer Benny Lynch to air on TV

first_imgA special documentary on TV tonight will tell the story of Benny Lynch, a champion boxer whose family hailed from Donegal.Benny Lynch was Scotland’s first World Boxing Champion. His rise and fall was short-lived, and his story is said to be one of the most tragic in boxing history.Scéal Benny will air on TG4 tonight (Wednesday) at 9.30pm, bringing together archive footage and interviews to explore his many sporting and personal battles. Boxing, pic: circa 1936, Benny Lynch, Great Britain, the World Flyweight Champion 1935-1938Born in 1913, the son of Irish immigrants from Donegal, Benny rose from the poverty of the Glasgow tenements to become a world champion boxer.By the age of 22, he had won the Scottish, British, European and World titles and is still listed in the top ten fighters of all time in his weight division.He was a superstar in the 1930s but it was too much for him to handle and he died of alcoholism by the age of 33.APRIL 1937: Ring Magazine Cover- Illustration of Benny Lynch on the cover.Through interviews with boxing and social historians including former boxing world champions Bernard Dunne and Jim Watt, the documentary charts his life and the rich relationship between the North West of Ireland and Glasgow that remains as strong to this day. Benny Lynch (right) starts to dominate Small Montana in their London world title fight in 1937The story of Benny Lynch is one of the most tragic in boxing history. Tiúnáil isteach Wednesday @9.30in pic.twitter.com/kHYeMWT0pf— TG4 (@TG4TV) October 9, 2017 Tragic tale of legendary boxer Benny Lynch to air on TV was last modified: October 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) Tags:Benny LynchboxingTG4last_img read more