NEWS IN BRIEF…..NEW IN BRIEF…..NEWS IN BRIEF

first_imgAnti-traveller image slammedMembers of the travelling community in Letterkenny have slammed a sign which was put on the door of a local café. The local travelling community held a protest outside Café Magnolia on Thursday last. However café owner Alison Carter said she denied being racist or anti-traveller. She said that all people were welcome in her café but anybody who misbehaved would be “chucked out of here.”Inquest – 30 years after woman died An inquest into the death of a Donegal Town woman has been held – 30 years after she died. Jean Morrow, 38, of Clar, died in January 1991. However because the death was not registered, no inquest was held. Pathologist Dr David Barry told Letterkenny coroner’s court that death was due to an overdose of barbiturates after Mrs Morrow took 90 sleeping pills.Case involving Senator adjournedThe case involving two men alleged of assaulting Fianna Fail Senator Brian O’Domhnaill has been adjourned to allow for Gardai to contact the DPP about the case. There were objections in court by solicitors Paudge Dorrian and Jacqui Sharkey that their clients accounts of events had not been investigated. Two men Cathal O’Donovan, from London and Jim Sharkey from Bayside, New York are charged with assaulting Senator O’Domhnaill on August 22nd last.War memorial to open The Inishowen War Memorial is to open next Sunday, June 26th at Fort Dunree – 93 years after the First World War ended.EndsNEWS IN BRIEF…..NEW IN BRIEF…..NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: June 19th, 2011 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)last_img read more

No. 36 Men’s Tennis Escapes Past No. 65 Cornell, 4-2

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The 36th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team held on for a 4-2 victory over No. 65 Cornell on Sunday at the Roger Knapp Center.The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead as Scotland natives Vinny Gillespie and Calum MacGeoch cruised to a 6-1 victory at No. 2 doubles and Bayo Philips and Ben Stride clinched the doubles point with a 6-1 win of their own at No. 3.MacGeoch extended is singles winning streak to seven matches with a dominating 6-2, 6-2 performance over Benardo Casares at the No. 4 spot and put Drake up 2-0.Cornell evened the match up at two with wins on courts two and six.The Big Red had the Bulldogs on the ropes with a set lead and a game away from wins on courts one and three.Senior Ben Lott managed to overcome a 5-1 second set deficit, forcing a third set with a 7-4 tiebreaker win and took some pressure from underclassmen Gillespie and Stride.After taking the first set 6-2, Stride dropped the second set 6-2, but regained his composure and rolled past Stefan Vinti in the third set, winning 6-2 at No. 5, putting Drake up 3-2.While Lott was making his comeback, Gillespie was also trying to keep the Bulldogs hopes alive as he overcame a 5-3 second set deficit, forcing a third set with a 8-6 tiebreaker victory of his own. Gillespie used his momentum from the second set and never gave Chris Vrabel a chance in the third, winning the decisive set 6-3 and securing the match for the Bulldogs.With the win over Cornell, Drake improves to 8-0 at home and earned its seventh win over a ranked opponent this season.The Bulldogs hosts Brown and No. 55 Wisconsin on March 11 and March 13, respectively.#36 Drake 4, #65 Cornell 2Mar 06, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center) Singles competition1. Lott, Ben (DU) vs. Volfson, David (CORNELL) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 0-1, unfinished2. Sinclair, Colin (CORNELL) def. Philips, Bayo (DU) 6-4, 6-23. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Vrabel, Chris (CORNELL) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-34. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Casares, Benardo (CORNELL) 6-2, 6-25. Stride, Ben (DU) def. Vinti, Stefan (CORNELL) 6-2, 2-6, 6-26. Lozic, Karlo (CORNELL) def. Hands, Tom (DU) 6-2, 6-4 Doubles competition1. Lott, Ben/Wood, Ben (DU) vs. Casares, Benardo/Vrabel, Chris (CORNELL) 3-4, unfinished2. Gillespie, Vinny/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Sinclair, Colin/Volfson, David (CORNELL) 6-13. Philips, Bayo/Stride, Ben (DU) def. Vinti, Stefan/Brown, Dylan (CORNELL) 6-1 Match NotesOrder of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,2,6,5,3)Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more