July trial date set for man accused of Inishowen crash deaths

first_img Google+ A man accused of dangerous driving causing eight deaths is to go on trial on July 15.Judge John O’Hagan today(Wed) told both prosecution and defence that he is making a peremptory order that the trial will start on that day at Letterkenny Circuit Court.He said at Donegal Circuit yesterday(Wed) that he was aware that delay created a great deal of discomfort and pain for the families of the eight people who died.He said he also had a duty to defendant Shaun Kelly after he was told one witness would be unable to attend next week because of an operation.Judge O’Hagan was fixing a trial date after Kelly, 24, withdrew a pre-trial fitness to plea application.The judge observed that while the case could not proceed at Letterkenny next week it was only a matter of weeks before it would start on July 15.His peremptory order means both sides must be prepared to start on the fixed date.Mr Kelly, 24, is charged with the offences outside Clonmany, Co Donegal on July 11, 2010.Mr Kelly, of Ballymagann, Buncrana, was the driver of the car in which seven of his friends died and the driver of a car coming in the opposite direction was also killed.Kelly appeared in court as did several family members of those killed in the crash.The people who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22)of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana. News Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – May 21, 2014 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleSon of Donegal emigrant wins big in US primary electionsNext articleMcGee aiming to get Ulster title back News Highland Google+ Twittercenter_img July trial date set for man accused of Inishowen crash deaths 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Cricket News ICC Test Rankings: Usman Khawaja enters Top 10 after heroic innings, Prithvi Shaw makes roaring entry

first_imgNew Delhi: Usman Khawaja’s brilliant, match-saving knock of 141 runs off 302 balls against Pakistan has given him an entry to the top 10 Test batsmen as he jumped nine spots to grab the 10th spot in the latest update of the ICC Test player rankings for batsmen.Khawaja was a wall in front of the Pakistani bowlers in the first Test in Dubai as he scored 85 in the first innings and saved the match for Australia by playing a colossal knock of 141 which spanned nearly for nine hours.However, there were no other changes above Khawaja’s ranking of 10 with Virat Kohli still being the No. 1 Test batsman with 936 points, after he scored his 24th Test ton in the first Test against West Indies.ALSO READ: The Rock to make a comeback to WWE in Smackdown 1000?Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and David Warner complete the top five in order. Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq was ranked No. 20 after he scored 80 and 41 in the first Test against the Aussies. While Australian skipper Tim Paine, who was also behind the memorable draw against Pakistan, entered the Top 50 with a career-high of 524.Whereas, the Man of the Match in the first Test between India and Windies, Prithvi Shaw scored a debut ton (134) in the opening innings and made an entry to the rankings at No. 73. While Ravindra Jadeja, who hit his maiden century was up by six spots to No. 51 with a career-best 511 points.ALSO READ: BCCI decides on Kohli’s request to allow WAGs during overseas toursHere are the Latest Top 10 in ICC Test Rankings (Batsmen)1 Virat Kohli IND 9362 Steve Smith AUS 9193 Kane Williamson NZ 8474 Joe Root ENG 8355 David Warner AUS 8126 Cheteshwar Pujara IND 7827 Dimuth Karunaratne SL 7548 Dinesh Chandimal SL 7339 Dean Elgar SA 72410 Usman Khawaja AUS 719 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Dodgers rally against Zack Greinke, hand Diamondbacks another loss

first_imgBut Bellinger led off the seventh with his second hit off Greinke, a double to right field. The former Dodgers right-hander was poised to slip away from danger after getting Yasmani Grandal to fly out and Chase Utley to ground out.That brought up Joc Pederson who was hitless in his previous 23 at-bats including strikeouts in his first two at-bats against Greinke on Wednesday night. But Greinke left a fat changeup over the plate and Pederson lashed it for an RBI double to tie the score. Yasiel Puig followed with an RBI single, driving Pederson home with the go-ahead run.The Dodgers’ bullpen has not fared well at Chase Field this season. They were charged with 19 runs in 11 1/3 innings over the Dodgers’ first four games here. But Josh Fields and Kenley Jansen held the Diamondbacks to one hit in three scoreless innings Wednesday. The Dodgers have matching 7-5 records against the Diamondbacks and Rockies this season. But the Diamondbacks have played them tougher. Four of the past five Dodgers-Diamondbacks games have been decided by one run – all in the Dodgers’ favor.But the Diamondbacks have actually outscored the Dodgers head-to-head 53-50 and have had the upper hand at Chase Field where they have won three of the five meetings and outscored the Dodgers, 34-22.They had the upper hand for six innings Wednesday with Greinke holding the Dodgers in check.Paul Goldschmidt homered in the fourth inning – as he typically does whenever the Dodgers and Diamondbacks meet.And in the sixth inning, J.D. Martinez – obtained from the Detroit Tigers before last week’s non-waiver trade deadline to fortify the Diamondbacks’ weak attack against left-handed pitching – gave Greinke the lead with a two-out RBI single against Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PHOENIX >> If the Arizona Diamondbacks wanted to make the Dodgers sweat, they would have done better to leave the roof of Chase Field open to the 110-degree heat.But maybe they have at least given the Dodgers something to think about.Held to one hit – a solo home run by Cody Bellinger – through six innings by right-hander Zack Greinke, the Dodgers broke through for two runs in the seventh and handed the Diamondbacks a 3-2 loss Wednesday night at Chase Field.It does little but take another day off the baseball calendar. The Dodgers’ lead in the NL West is a robust 15 1/2 games over the Colorado Rockies with the Diamondbacks 16 games back now. The NL order is all but set. The Diamondbacks and Rockies have strong holds on the wild-card spots (the Cardinals and Brewers are seven games back) and the winner of the wild-card play-in game will face the Dodgers in a best-of-5 NL Division Series (assuming the Dodgers maintain their status as the NL’s top dog).last_img read more

City slicker Sterling ready for star role with England

first_imgSterling credits Guardiola for seeing potential in the raw youngster who arrived from Liverpool convinced he had to win games all on his own.– Sage advice – Guardiola has mixed sage advice with some tough love to get Sterling to buy into his team-first philosophy.The results have been remarkable, with Sterling scoring a series of vital goals in City’s march to the brink of winning the Premier League.“He gives me a lot confidence. Before I was more raw, every time I got the ball I wanted to take someone on,” Sterling said.“For me, the main thing is he makes everyone do the simple stuff, play the easy pass.“He told me to open my body up when I dribble to get momentum rather than dribbling with the outside of my foot.“But he lets you know when he’s not happy. I gave the ball away three times against (Crystal) Palace and I thought I wouldn’t play again for the rest of the season!”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 London, United Kingdom | AFP | Raheem Sterling has vowed to finally emulate his blistering Manchester City form in an England shirt as the electric winger eyes redemption at the World Cup.Sterling’s last taste of a major international tournament was a bitter one, but the forthcoming World Cup in Russia has the potential to be a far more uplifting experience.Sterling endured vitriolic abuse for his tame performances at Euro 2016, a witch-hunt that peaked when he posted a social media message appearing to flaunt his wealth just hours after playing in England’s humiliating last 16 loss against Iceland.His problems carried over to City as Sterling struggled to impress new boss Pep Guardiola last season, sparking rumours the winger would be sold.But Sterling has a fiercely competitive streak burning between a largely placid demeanour and he rose to the challenge of proving Guardiola and his critics wrong.The 23-year-old won back his place despite Guardiola’s pre-season signing of winger Bernardo Silva and has emerged as a key figure in City’s charge to the Premier League title.“When there is doubt or I’m under pressure, that’s when I’m at my best,” Sterling told reporters on Monday.“When you see stuff like you might not be in the squad, you think ‘Ok we’ll see’.“It was the same thing in the summer when Bernardo signed and we already had Leroy (Sane).“I thought to myself when I get back for pre-season, make sure I’m on it. I was looking forward to it.“I wasn’t aware of some of the stuff around Euro 2016. But if I’m getting judged on football and I’m doing bad I accept that.“I’ve always had belief I can get better.”last_img read more