BOYS Class 3 100m Hurdles 1. Simon Roberts JC 15.15 secs. 2. Robert Graham JC 15.29 3. Nicholas Blossom JC 15.30 Class 2 110m hurdles 1. Trezequet James JC 14.60 secs 2. Tajimar Miller JC 15.20 3. Qwayne Johnson JC 15.66 Class 1 800m 1. Damon Boyd KC 1:59.12 2. Colin Rowe KC 1:59.80 3. Davarine Eauchope JC 2:00.00 Class 2 800m 1. Tarese Rhoden KC 2:02.39 2. Jaharie Taylor Wol 2:06.65 3. Christopher Humphrey EdA 2:08.18 GIRLS Class 1 discus 1. Gabrielle Bailey St Jago 44.25m 2. Avery Pryce Vere 43.97m 3. Shakera Stennett St Jago 41.70m KINGSTON College’s Aryamana Rodgers and Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen High produced the outstanding results on the track at yesterday’s 24th staging of the JC-Danny Williams Purewater Development meet at Jamaica College. Running in the second track event of the day, the boys’ open 5000 metres, Rodgers won in a very fast 15 minutes 25.96 seconds. His teammate, Shane Buchanan, clocked 15:33.04 for second while Jamaica College’s Dethroy Stewart was third in 17:06.72. Davis who took the sprint double in Class Three at last year’s ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, gave an early indication that she would be the one to beat once again with a fast 11.84 seconds to win her 100 metres heat. It was, overall, a good day for Edwin Allen’s girls. Tiana Clayton topped the Class Four 100m in 12.12 ahead of St Jago High’s Brianna Lyston, 12.27. Clayton’s teammate, Serena Cole, was third overall in 12.40. Edwin Allen’s Gabrielle McDonald had a double victory in Class One. She was fastest in the 100m in 11.78 and also topped the 100m hurdles with 14.37 seconds. Holmwood Technical’s Shaunette Allison, Michae Harriott, and Britney Campbell also had good wins. Allison won the Class Two 100m hurdles in an impressive 13.83 seconds. Harriot was best in Class Two 100m in 11.79, and Campbell led the way in the Class Two 800m in 2:18.60. Selected results
Club AGMA well attended club AGM was held in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Sunday afternoon with over 40 club members present to review 2015 and plan for the coming season. There was only one motion put forward for consideration, but in the absence of the proposer it was decided to defer consideration to the first meeting of the incoming committee. Before the election of officers Club President Owen Roe O’Neill made a well received address. He spoke about the invaluable work done over the years by dedicated coaches and administrators in support of the GAA in Ballyshannon. “In my view you measure success by participation,” said Uachatarán Aodh Ruadh. “There is no ‘I’ in club. It is a collective effort by everybody which makes Aodh Ruadh what it is, one of the proudest clubs in Donegal.” Owen Roe noted his pleasure at the rejuvenation of handball in the town and the great use being made of the alley on the Mall. He concluded by remembering all those associated with club who had passed away in the past year and wished the incoming committee all the best for 2016. Outgoing Chairman Diarmaid Keon commended the work done in the club over the past year and acknowledged the huge voluntary effort and the great contribution of club sponsors. The meeting then proceeded to the election of officer with the following posts being filled. Patrons: Father Ó Fearrai and Monsignor Connolly; President: Owen Roe O’Neill; Vice Presidents: Peter Conlon, PJ Buggy, Jackie McDermott, John Magee and John Murphy; Chairman: Gerard Ferguson; Secretary: Lisa McTernan; Treasurer Catherine McKee; Assistant Treasurer: Sean O’Mahoney; PRO: John Hughes; Substitute County Board Delegates: Diarmaid Keon and John Travers; Health and Well-being Officer: Gerard Ferguson; Child Protection Officer: John Travers. Also elected on to the committee were Dinny Loughlin, Louie Boyle, Mike Lynch, Terence McShea, Sylvester Maguire, Peter McKenna, John Keon, Mick McGrath, John Magee, Ronan Drummond, Kevin Loughlin, Maurice McLaughlin and Peter Boyle. The following posts were left over for appointment at the first meeting of the incoming committee, Assistant Secretary, Oifigeach na Gaeilge and Director of Coaching. The Park Committee AGM was also held at the club AGM, with the following officer post being filled. Chairman: Tom Daly; Secretary: Conal Gallagher; Assistant Secretary: Peter Conlon; Treasurer: David McLoone; Bingo Treasurer: Cathal Gallagher. FootballCommiserations to the Coláiste Cholmcille senior team who lost by a goal in the Ulster O’Doherty Shield final against St Mark’s, Warrenpoint. There were good performances from Daniel Warnock, Dara Dolan and Sean Taylor, but the Down men were the slightly slicker side on the day.HurlingThe Juvenile Hurling Committee held their AGM last Wednesday. While the crowd was slightly down on last year, the loyal and hard-working juvenile hurling enthusiasts enjoyed a very good meeting. We reviewed a difficult 2015. While no titles were won it was a tremendous achievement for our six teams to field for every game this season. We continued to provide players for all the county squads. All managers provided comprehensive reports of their activities for the year, looking forward to 2016. We are again going to be in difficulty numbers wise for a number of age groups, but luckily while the number of coaches and administrators may be small, they are very hard working and the future of underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh is in good hands. The following positions were filled on the night. Chairman: John Rooney; Assistant Chairman: John Larkin Jr; Secretary: Denis Daly; Assistant Secretary; Eddie Lynch. Team manager appointed were – Under 8: John Rooney; Under 10: Peter Horan and Gregory Gallagher; Under 12: Denis Daly; Under 14: John Larkin, John Rooney, Michael Ayres and Denis Daly; Under 16: John Rooney, Peter Horan and Mike Lynch; Minor: Peter Horan, John Rooney and Mike Lynch.The Juvenile Hurlers host their annual quiz on Thursday 17th December in Owen Roe’s, it’s always a fun-filled event that helps kicks off the Christmas festivities with a bang.LadiesThe Ladies AGM will take place on Sunday 13th December at 2.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. A good attendance would be appreciated as we look ahead to the coming year.Colman’s Charity KickaboutThe fourth annual Kickabout for Colman will take place on Monday 28th December with the first games throwing in at 1.30pm as Aodh Ruadh once again takes on the Rest of the World. This year it is in aid of two charities. The first is Hand in Hand (www.handinhand.ie), a children’s cancer charity which provides practical support for families in Ireland whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer. The second is GRASP (www.grasplife.ie), a charity whose mission is to support those experiencing emotional distress or thinking of suicide through professional therapeutic counselling and support by psychotherapists trained in the area of suicide prevention.Big Bad and Back Come to Dicey Reilly’s on Monday December 28th for some festive craic as Aodh Ruadh’s Big Bad Interactive YouTube Pub Quiz comes blazing back. Using the big screens in Dicey’s there will be five live action rounds on comedy, advertising, music, what happens next and a Vines observation round. The quiz gets rolling at 9pm and we’ll have big prizes on the night and loads of great spot prizes to be won. All funds go to support the work of Aodh Ruadh.GAA National Club Draw 2016Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw are now on sale. These tickets have some great prizes on offer including a new Opel Corsa, trips to the 216 All-Stars, a €1,500 travel voucher, All-Ireland final corporate packages, All-Ireland final tickets and €1,000 shopping vouchers to name just a few. Tickets are €10 each are now on sale with club members. Revenues from all tickets sold by club members stay with Aodh Ruadh.Abbey Centre Bingo Last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Kathleen Keown, Belleek. There was no winner of snowball prize, so it now stands at €450 on 50 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. Books priced at just €10.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €2,300. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 3, 7, 13, 15 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Ciaran Patton, Lower Creevy; V Brennan, Lawne Park; Eleanor Rooney, Corker Lane; Glen Patton, c/o McGinley’s; and Pat Melly, Pat’s Bar. Next draw in Owen Roe’s with a Jackpot of €2,400 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the weekly e-mail newsletter from Aodh Ruadh GAA Club. 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Source = Travel Secrets by Andrew J. Wood Travel Secrets – Cookham, United Kingdom By Andrew J. WoodTravel Secrets – Cookham, United KingdomCookham: If you were asked to think of a stereotypical English village and to described the images that the olde-world English countryside conjures up in your mind you would probably be describing Cookham. A quaint village, with a central high street, Union Jacks fluttering, and streams of colourful bunting.Travel Secrets – Cookham, United Kingdom By Andrew J. WoodAdd to the picture hanging baskets of bright floral displays on every lamp post, country cottages with English gardens brightly adorned with flowering jewels and herbaceous perfumery, a meandering river (the Thames) with boats, swans, ducks and willow trees. Also add a village pub (between the High Street and Cookham Rise there are five), a picture postcard church (Holy Trinity), restaurants aplenty (including brilliant gastropubs, and stand-alone Indian, Chinese and Thai restaurants), and finally art galleries and boutique local handicraft shops.Apart from being visually stunning Cookham as a village is also practical. For local residents there are supermarkets; banks; cafés; a post office and garage. Which means local supplies are never too far away. Located just 30 minutes west of Heathrow airport (19mi/30km and 20 minutes (10mi/16km) from historic Windsor and Eton, it’s a gorgeous well kept village with a real sense of community and a friendly disposition towards visitors.Travel Secrets – Cookham, United KingdomBy Andrew J. WoodIt’s a great place too if you’re a dog. Wonderful long walks and acres of open parks, commons and woodlands for dog owners to let their best friends off-the-lease to run and exercise with ease.Driving into Cookham is like arriving at the quintessential English village. It’s close proximity to Royal Windsor Castle; a meandering river Thames and London (M4), makes this village very special.So special that my sister Jill and hubby Graham live here. During my hotel graduate training days I used to commute between Cookham and London when I lodged here, getting up at the crack of dawn to travel by train to Maidenhead and Paddington, to get to my kitchen at the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge before 7 a.m. everyday. And on my day-off sitting on a bench on the river Thames pathway, under a willow tree, watching the white swans and sailing boats. Happy memories.A few years back we visited Jill with other friends. Jill having only one spare room we decided, that rather than split up and cause havoc in my sister’s household, all the visitors would stay at the Crown Pub. It’s a lovely place to lodge. The 300 year old Crown is an historic feature in the centre of the village.Originally the Crown Inn, however no-one is exactly sure when it was built, it is estimated that it was in the 1700’s; providing food and shelter to the weary traveller back then.Travel Secrets – Cookham, United KingdomBy Andrew J. WoodAccommodation in those days was very sparse. The original wood-framed building was destroyed by fire and has been re-built twice in 1890 and 1929.One of Cookham’s most famous residents was artist Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA (1891 – 1959). Spencer became well known for his paintings depicting Biblical scenes occurring as if in Cookham. Spencer referred to Cookham as “a village in Heaven”, he was born and spent much of his life here.Cookham is 2 miles (3 km) north of Maidenhead, forms part of the High Wycombe Urban Area. It has a population of approx 6,868.The parish includes three villages:• Cookham Village – the centre of the original village, with a high street that has little changed in hundreds of years.• Cookham Dean• Cookham Rise – around the railway station.Travel Secrets – Cookham, United KingdomBy Andrew J. WoodThe village’s neighbours are Maidenhead, Bourne End, Marlow, Bisham,and Taplow.The River Thames flows past Cookham on its way from Marlow to Taplow, and forms the boundary with Buckinghamshire. Several islands in the Thames belong to Cookham, such as Odney Island, Formosa Island and Sashes Island.The John Lewis Partnership, one of the country’s premier retailers, which runs John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets, also has a residential training and holiday centre based on Odney Island.After graduating in Hotel Management from Edinburgh, I became a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, which is based here in Cookham, at Moor Hall.In 2011 The Daily Telegraph deemed Cookham Britain’s second richest village. With 41 houses sold over £1m. Describing Cookham, they wrote,“The epitome of Englishness, with Thames riverside walks, boating and gastropubs. Artist Stanley Spencer has a dedicated gallery, children’s author Kenneth Grahame invented Toad, and Enid Blyton lived and wrote here.”Andrew J. WoodTravel SectsAbout the AuthorMr. Andrew J Wood, a professional hotelier, Skalleague, travel writer and Director of one Thailand’s leading DMC/travel agents, Andrew has over 35 years of hospitality and travel experience. He is a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh (Hospitality Studies.)A UK national, Andrew was born in Yorkshire and prior to moving to Thailand Andrew gained valuable post graduate experience with Thistle Hotels (UK); Hilton Intl (Paris) and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (London). He started his hotel career in Thailand with Shangri-La Hotels, Royal Garden Hotels and Resorts and the Landmark Group of Hotels (Thailand and UK) and later became General Manager of some of the country’s leading hotels including the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pattaya.Andrew is a former board member and Director of Skal International (SI), National President SI THAILAND and President of SI BANGKOK. He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Thailand including Assumption University’s Hospitality School.Due to his extensive hospitality and travel experience, Andrew as a writer is widely followed.