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Vigil to mark 41st anniversary of disappearance of Mary Boyle

first_img Previous articleTenders being sought for Cappry road worksNext articleFoyle Search and Rescue boat vandalised News Highland Twitter Google+ Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – March 10, 2018 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A vigil will take place today outside the surgery of Donegal County Coroner, Dr Denis McCauley in Stranorlar to mark the 41st anniversary of the disappearance of Mary Boyle.Mary is now Ireland’s youngest and longest missing child, after disappearing from her home in Cashelard 1977.The Justice for Mary Boyle campaign will be protesting today for an inquest into the disappearance of the six year old.Speaking to Highland Radio, Joe Craig, Mary’s cousin and spokesperson for the Justice for Mary Boyle campaign says what they are seeking is clarity:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/craigweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Vigil to mark 41st anniversary of disappearance of Mary Boyle Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Subway Series had Citi — and city — buzzing, but Yankees-Mets could use jolt from MLB

first_imgThe other New York returned the favor Wednesday night, taking “home” a 5-1 victory and splitting the season series 2-2.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNSurely, the hot Twitter takes that the players — and, therefore, everyone else — don’t care about the Subway Series still have total validity. Right?”I said it before when we were facing them in the Bronx: If you’re not fired up for (the Subway Series), we’ve got some issues,” Mets third baseman Todd Frazier said prior to the emotional win Tuesday.Baseball fans should care about the Subway Series. It should be a marquee event every season. There might be some East Coast bias in that statement, but in truth, fans should care more about all the crosstown rivalries: Yankees-Mets, A’s-Giants, White Sox-Cubs, Angels-Dodgers. They should care about all the big intradivision rivalries, too, like Cubs-Cardinals and Dodgers-Giants.It was clear to the players that the fans in the park got up for the Subway Series.”Just the buzz around the field. The way the stadium is packed,” Mets outfielder Michael Conforto told Sporting News. “Close to 50-50 fans in the crowd. It just has a different atmosphere. You can tell the fans are into it, they’re going back and forth, with the cheers in the crowd, you hear the buzz.”You stop thinking about the way the season is going. All we focus on is, we want to beat these guys because we share a city with them.”MORE: Michael Conforto talks his unorthodox rookie season, pizza and DrakeIf players can get amped, then why don’t more fans? The hyper-regionalization of the sport is one of the biggest issues facing MLB.Some of the reasons for it are beyond fans’ control. One is that regional sports networks control local TV rights; another is that baseball doesn’t allow fans access to every out-of-market game. Fans on the East Coast probably won’t care about what’s happening when the hour hand crosses midnight on a Tuesday West Coast game. Likewise, the outcome of a Yankees-Mets game on July 3 won’t affect how the Cubs or Rockies or Mariners are viewed later that night. All of that is fair.But while regionalization creates problems, it can also create opportunities. You won’t find two more different boroughs than the Bronx and Queens: The Bronx is home to the Bronx Zoo, Van Cortlandt Park and the House that Ruth Built; Queens is known for Flushing Bay, the 1964-65 World’s Fair and Eddie Murphy.Yankees and Mets fans are also very different, separated by subway lines and united only by their devotion to their favorite squad. Giants and A’s fans, separated by the Bay Bridge, are different too, as are Angels and Dodgers fans and Cubs and White Sox fans. And around and around we go. If baseball continues to divide itself, perhaps inadvertently, by limiting access to locally televised games, then the powers that be should go all-in on showcasing these divergent communities when rival teams get together on the grandest of stages, the national one.Some of that focus will lead to the Travel Channel trope of “Tourism with a side of baseball,” something a vocal minority of fans hates about national broadcasts. Truth be told, there will always be some level of bellyaching on Twitter about how sports outlets broadcast games, and some of that criticism is warranted; after all, fans care more about the game than learning about the many secrets of LaGuardia Airport or the wonders of the George Washington Bridge or the horrific, constant traffic on the Van Wyck Expressway. (Side note: They say no one’s ever beaten the Van Wyck.)Here’s the thing, though: Baseball, which can boast of great diversity on the diamond, should be making a greater effort to showcase and promote the diversity of the fans who support teams. More than any other sport, MLB franchises reflect the communities and cities they represent. It’s about more than just a town: it’s also about the fans. What makes them tick? Why do Mets fans keep coming back for more? Is the divide between Cubs and White Sox fans as simple as North vs. South (Side)? Series like the Battle for New York are tailor-made for these opportunities. MORE: Yanks’ home run streak ends vs. MetsThere are always hurdles to get a fan to care. The MLB season is a 162-game marathon. It’s a lot for a fan to handle. Having to keep up with, or pay attention to, another team across the country is a difficult task when they’re laser-focused on their own club. It’s a grind, and a labor of love. The task becomes even more difficult when their teams have to go across the Atlantic. Just this past weekend, MLB sent the Yankees and Red Sox to London for a two-game series. No disrespect to the folks over there, but baseball needs to spend more time trying to fix what’s wrong here in the States and less time on trying to figure what people overseas think if it wants to continue growing the sport. (Full disclosure, I am a fan of the London series, but the whole production was a whole different can of worms).MLB has a lot on its plate in that regard, starting, as always, with marketing the product. Especially on that national stage, MLB and its broadcasting partners needs to tell us more about what makes these rivalries special. What are the differences between these fans? Why does the Subway Series go deeper than just two teams sharing a city? Why do the conversations between rivals light up subway cars leaving Citi Field after another Mets loss? What makes parents talk to their kids about the Windy City Rivalry as they take the Red Line home from Wrigley?Almost to a fault, interleague play has been cheapened by how it’s designed today. Games take place almost every night, a product of having 15 teams in each league. The excitement of two separate circuits facing off over a two-week period has been replaced by “Well, it’s cool that Seattle and St. Louis played tonight, I guess.” Scheduling isn’t easy, but there are ways to fix it.When marquee events like the Subway Series are scheduled for the Tuesday and Wednesday before the All-Star break, who truly cares? In the words of a former Yankee skipper, it’s not what you want. From the outside, it looks as though the Subway Series went from a shiny, new subway car to graffiti-laden trainwreck. New York still comes alive when the games come around, but the atmosphere isn’t as charged as it once was.”In those initial years (late 1990s and early 2000s), both teams were playing really, really well,” Yankees reliever Adam Ottavino told Sporting News. “There was a lot of excitement around it at that time, for sure.”There’s still excitement around it. The powers that be need to showcase it in a different, better way. NEW YORK — The Mets did something at Citi Field this week they haven’t done since Opening Day: fill every seat in the house.Announced crowds of 42,150 on Tuesday and 43,323 on Wednesday for Subway Series games vs. the Yankees were — almost — surprising. After all, seats were empty when the franchise’s tribute to the 1969 team took place the Saturday before. The crowd on Tuesday was decidedly pro-Mets (or, at least, the Mets fans were louder than their Yankee counterparts) when the Mets took home a 4-2 victory in one of their most complete games of the year.last_img read more

England Golf Awards 2019 will celebrate heroes of the game

first_img Announcing the England Golf Awards 2019 – and the search for the people, clubs and counties who are the true heroes of the game.Everyone who cares about golf is invited to join in by making nominations for seven award categories, including our brand new Innovation Award.The wonderful winners will be selected by the judges and their inspirational stories will be told at a glamorous black-tie dinner at the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday 21 March 2019.The host will again be BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, who is a huge fan of the game.This will be the third time England Golf Awards have been held and the evening is guaranteed to sprinkle stardust on some outstanding achievements.It promises to be the golfing night of the year for everyone who loves the sport and wants to applaud the people and organisations who make the game great. Tickets for the drinks reception and three-course dinner with wine, are on sale now for just £90 per person.Join in by clicking here to visit the England Golf Awards 2019 website for more information, to book your place at the black-tie event and to make nominations. The closing date for nominations is midnight on Friday 30 November 2018.The Award categories:Most Welcoming Club of the Year, sponsored by HowDidiDoRecognising the club that outshines all others and provides a warm, helpful welcome to every member and visitor. This club encourages more people to give golf a go and plays a part in community life.Lifetime Service AwardThis award honours a person who has made a remarkable contribution to golf over many years by supporting their club, county, volunteers or visitors.Volunteer of the YearSomeone whose approach and personality, activities and achievements have had a big impact on the club and the players they support.Young Ambassador of the Year, in association with The Golf FoundationAwarded to a young person under 25 who represents the very best of their generation and has made a positive difference through their approach, character, activities and ideas.Coach of the Year, sponsored by The PGAA PGA-accredited coach whose passion, skills and initiatives are inspiring new and existing players and helping them get more from the game.County of the YearAwarded to the county which has had a stand-out year in terms of pioneering new initiatives, strengthening internal operations and putting players and clubs at the heart of its work.Innovation Award, sponsored by Players 1stNew for this year! This award recognises and celebrates innovation in any area of the game, whether it’s saving energy, using new technology or finding novel ways of increasing participation. 1 Nov 2018 England Golf Awards 2019 will celebrate heroes of the game Tags: Awards, Coaches, Counties, Dan Walker, Grassroots, Royal Lancaster, Volunteerslast_img read more