Third Georgetown Grand Prix set for this evening

first_imgTHE third edition of the highly anticipated Georgetown Grand Prix will take place at the GT Motorsports track on Thomas Lands this evening.Several of Guyana’s top junior and senior drivers have been dusting the cobwebs off over the last week to get themselves ready for the event.The X30 juniors are expected to be the pinnacle of the event with a two-point difference between leader Zachary Persaud and Nathan Rahaman.With Zack at 111 and Nathan at 109, the battle could go either side with both youngsters understanding that the winner of the overall championship at the end of the year gets a MOTUL-sponsored seat at a U.S. event.They can also not underestimate the rest of the pack, as one good day for Rayden Persaud (82) or Paige Mendonca could jeopardise their championship hopes.With every point being important, the two points awarded for fastest lap in qualifying will be where the fun starts for these young daredevils.The X30 Senior class has its own fireworks with former junior champion Mikhail Persaud returning to action after missing the first two rounds because of academics.At the moment, it is Matthew Phang who leads with 103 points over Steven Nobrega (98) and John Phang (91) but things could go topsy-turvy with the right kind of action from any of those guys today.Elan Rahaman is in the mix as well, with 73 points and can cause some serious upsets.In the X30 Masters class, Shan Seejattan leads with 77 points ahead of Mahendra Boodhoo (51) and Vishal Sawh (48) but the addition of Raymond Seebarran, a former four-stroke champion could make things difficult for the trio.In the Easy Cup division, Naresh Alves leads after two rounds with 111 points ahead of Ackeem Thomas (99) and Rylie Ramroop (84).In the 60CC Kids Cup, Justin Ten-Pow holds a commanding 154-point lead over Nicholas Sawh and Ben Phang who are tied for second place on 90 points.Today’s event begins at 18:00hrslast_img read more

SI SENOR – THE SPANISH O’DONNELLS ARE ON THEIR WAY!

first_imgThe O’Donnells from Spain!Say ‘Ola’ to Spain’s three most famous O’Donnell brothers.They may not look like typical Donegal men but the three siblings are traveling to Ireland to celebrate the O’Donnell Clan Gathering.The brothers – Carlos, Marqués de Altamira, Hugo, Marqués de las Salinas and Alfonso, Count de Lucena, all sons of Hugo O’Donnell the 7th Duke of Tetuan and a Grandee of Spain, will attend the event this August. Their father, the present Duke of Tetuan, attended several O’Donnell Clan Gatherings as did his father, Leopoldo the 6th Duke.The Spanish O’Donnells, and there are many of them, are descended from Joseph O’Donnell (1722 – 1787).He emigrated from Mayo to the continent, eventually arriving in Spain where he became Colonel of the Regiment of Ultonia and rose to the rank of Lieut.General.Joseph was great, grandson of Calbhach Rua who was moved from Co. Donegal to Mayo during the Cromwellian Plantation (mid 1600), Calbhach Rua was great, great grandson of Mánus (21st chieftain, died 1563) who in turn was grandson of Aodh Rua, died 1505 and is commemorated by a sculpture on the pier in Donegal Town. The O’Donnell Clan Association, as part of the Donegal Gathering, is holding yet another Clan Gathering, again based in the last stronghold of the O’Donnells – Donegal Town.The five-day event begins on the evening of the 5th of August and has much to offer to both the over-seas visitor and local alike.The calendar of events includes, visits to places associated with this illustrious clan, talks and forums, social occasions etc.One of the highlights will be an evening of Celtic Music in Donegal Castle performed by ‘Tale of the Gael’ and guests. This will be followed by a supper of smoked salmon with Guinness or wine in the Castle Bar, Donegal Town.Already, over forty people from Spain, USA, Canada, Britain and various parts of Ireland are booked. With two months to go it is expected that this number will greatly increase. One of the main aims of O’Donnell Clan Gatherings is to bring together both over-seas visitors and locals of O’Donnells and friends. Non-O’Donnells are equally welcome. It is hoped that a large number of locals will attend and make it a real ‘Gathering.’SI SENOR – THE SPANISH O’DONNELLS ARE ON THEIR WAY! was last modified: June 24th, 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:O’DonnellspainThe Gatheringlast_img read more

Judge bans man from going near Milford

first_imgA 31-year-old man has been ordered not to enter Milford ‘under any circumstances’. Kevin Dunleavy of Meentagh, Glenvar was charged with assault and burglary. Dunleavy was before Falcarragh District Court this week on the charges.Dunleavy was remanded on his own bail of €250 and told to hand over the keys to an apartment. Dunleavy is to observe a curfew and is to sign on one day a week at Letterkenny Garda Station.Dunleavy was ordered not to enter Milford ‘under any circumstances’.The case will be heard at the December sitting of the court.Judge bans man from going near Milford was last modified: October 18th, 2017 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:Falcarragh District CourtKevin Dunleavyletterkennylast_img read more