NOTES T5- UTA gets on the board and avoids the shutout with a run B6- The Mavericks tied the game with two a two RBI double to left field. McN 3, UTA 3 NOTES B5- UTA cut into the lead with a run in the fifth behind two hits B6- McNeese got the run back when Toni Perrin led the inning off with a triple then scored on a single by Boudreaux. McN 6, UTA 1 After a tournament opening 7-3 win over Middle Tennessee on Thursday, the Cowgirls fell 5-3 to the UTA Friday afternoon for their first loss in the double elimination tournament. The Cowgirls defeated Stephen F. Austin 3-1 on Saturday to advance to the championship game. Story by Pam LaFosse / McNeese Sports InformationNACOGDOCHES, Texas — McNeese softball made its first NISC Regional Tournament a memorable one despite losing 4-3 in 10 innings to Texas-Arlington here Saturday afternoon in the championship game. Senior Justyce McClain, junior Cori McCrary, and sophomore Toni Perrin were named to the all-tournament team. McNeese ends its season with a 33-32 record. McNEESE 6, UT-Arlington 1B3- McNeese scored five runs on five hits and took advantage of two UTA errors. Justyce McClain singled through the left side to score Alexandria Saldivar for the first run. Sara Geier then scored on a sacrifice fly by Cori McCrary then Haylee Brinlee scored on a sac bunt by Kaylee Lopez. McClain came home to score on an RBI single down the right field line by Aubree Turbeville and Turbeville scored the fifth run on a single through the left side by Demi Boudreaux. McN 5, UTA 0 UT-Arlington 4, McNEESE 3 (10 inn.)T3- McNeese took the early lead once again with three runs off three hits. RBI’s by Kaylee Lopez, Aubree Turbeville, and Toni Perrin helped the Cowgirls jump out to the early lead. McN 3, UTA 0 McNeese collected seven hits Toni Perrin and Demi Boudreaux had two hits apiece Boudreaux had the only extra base hit with a triple in the sixth Five Cowgirls had at least one RBI Alexsandra Flores ended her junior season with the win and a 15-12 record Flores gave up one run on six hits with one strikeout in the complete game B10- UTA scored the winning run on a walk off single. UTA 4, McN 3 McNeese collected 13 hits McNeese left runners in scoring position in 7th, 8th, and 9th innings Cori McCrary, Kaylee Lopez, Toni Perrin, Sara Geier, and Haylee Brinlee all had two hits apiece Toni Perrin had the only extra base hit (double) for McNeese Ashley Koncir gave up three runs on six hits in 5.0 innings. Caroline Settle (9-10) took the loss in relief of Koncir. Settle gave up one run on five hits in 4 2/3 innings. McNeese began Saturday’s action with a 6-1 win over Texas-Arlington to force the “If Necessary”.
Nance was hurt late in the third quarter and went to the locker room. He did not play the rest of the way. Nance was averaging 11.1 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Lakers.Afterward, the Lakers confirmed Nance broke a bone in his hand.“Obviously, I feel terrible for him. He’s been playing so solid for us,” coach Luke Walton said. “It’s tough but that’s what team sports are about, and someone else has to step up.”Portland took a 106-105 lead on Lillard’s free throws with 1:56 left. Kuzma made a hook shot on the other end, but Lillard answered with a layup before Nurkic made free throws for a 110-107 lead. The standing crowd chanted “Beat LA! Beat LA!”But Kentavious Caldwell-Pope quieted the fans with a 3-pointer off an assist from Ball to tie it with 15.5 seconds left. Lillard hit the winner over the outstretched arm of Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard didn’t really need to gesture to his wrist. The crowd already knew it was Lillard Time.The star guard made a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak over the Los Angeles Lakers to 13 games with a 113-110 victory Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lillard finished with 32 points, and Portland snapped a two-game skid. Jusuf Nurkic added 28 points.Lillard was 1 of 5 from 3-point range before the game-winner. The crowd roared when the shot fell, andLillard nodded and pointed to his wrist.“I felt good. The ball was coming off my hands good all night, even the ones that I didn’t make. In thosemoments, you don’t think about what happened before. It’s a chance to rise to the occasion. You’re 0 for 0 in that moment,” Lillard said. “I go back to my very first game-winner against New Orleans my rookie year. I had a terrible shooting game but I was able to block that out. All that mattered was that moment. No different tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBrook Lopez had 27 points and rookie Kyle Kuzma added a season-high 22 for the Lakers, who were short-handed after Larry Nance Jr. broke his left hand in the second half. Fellow rookie Lonzo Ball was 0 for 2 from the field with no points, four assists and three rebounds.There were a few fans in the crowd wearing Ball’s No. 2 jersey for his first appearance in Portland. But most fans booed him heartily during player introductions. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kuzma took the final shot, a missed 3-pointer from 28 feet out at the buzzer that would have tied it.Lillard had missed a 3 the night before at the end of regulation in Portland’s 112-103 overtime loss at Utah.“He made a good read last night and (Rudy) Gobert made a great play,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “Tonight I think he had his mind made up to take the shot. It’s what great players do.”The Blazers were without Al-Farouq Aminu, who injured his right ankle Wednesday against the Jazz. The team posted a photo of the 6-foot-9 forward on crutches before Thursday’s game.Aminu was averaging 9.4 points and 8.1 rebounds this season. Noah Vonleh, who returned the night before following a shoulder injury in camp, started in his place.Portland led by 18 in the first half but the Lakers closed the gap to 66-62 at halftime. It was tight the rest of the way.“We have the game against Toronto, then you have a tough one last night against Utah. Maybe if we come back and have a blowout, maybe we don’t have to look at ourselves as much,” Lillard said. “We come in here tonight and we had a dogfight on our hands. We really had to look at ourselves and make it happen. We had to trust ourselves and trust each other to get it done.“So I think a game like this and having to pull out a game like this does more for our team, character-wise.”TIP-INSLakers: Los Angeles was 0 for 9 from 3-point range in the first half. … The Lakers were coming off a 113-93 victory at home against the Pistons on Tuesday night.Trail Blazers: Rookie big man Zach Collins started the second half in place of Vonleh, who had four fouls. Collins, a 7-footer out of Gonzaga, was acquired by the Blazers in a draft-day deal with Sacramento.ON BALL“I thought he was a little too passive tonight,” Walton said about his rookie point guard. “The hardest thing for young players is consistency. He’s so unselfish that sometimes we want him to be more aggressive with attacking the defenses.”Ball, for his part, recognized that.“I definitely could have been more aggressive,” he said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments
Manny Pacquiao is nearing peak form less than three weeks before he tries to dethrone Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse as World Boxing Association welterweight king.On Tuesday in General Santos City, the world’s only eight-division world champion staggered sparring partner Gherich Chavez with a single solid straight to the jaw.ADVERTISEMENT The 39-year-old Pacquiao then paused briefly to give Chavez a respite.“I would say he is already 85 percent ready but we don’t want him to peak too soon,” said chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, echoing the observations of strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“He is right there where we want him to be right now,” said Fortune.Pacquiao challenged himself Monday morning by climbing the steepest route in Maasim, Sarangani province.“It’s a sign that Manny is trying to ask himself questions whether he still has it or not,” said Fortune. “That talks a lot about his warrior spirit.” MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Matthysse, under the tutelage of Joel Diaz, is also in deep training to match whatever firepower Pacquiao will be bringing to the “Fight of Champions” on July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The 35-year-old Matthysse is planning to arrive in Malaysia 10 days before the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jobim eyes back-to-back In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town
Lawmakers are not taking kindly to what they consider a half-hearted attempt by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to appease (quiet down, calm down) them for ‘misbehavior’ by one of her lieutenants: the Chief of Police, Chris Massaquoi.Senators seem dissatisfied with a recent communication from President Sirleaf, concerning their call on her to take strong and appropriate action against Massaquoi, for what some have referred to as juvenile behavior .It may be recalled that President Sirleaf recently wrote the Senate replying a communication sent her in which that body complained of Director Massaquoi “laying siege to the Capitol Building while the Senate was in plenary (full attendance).”President Sirleaf informed the Senate that she had written Director Massaquoi “a strong letter of reprimand (scolding him) and…suspending him for two days to allow him time to write a letter of apology for personal presentated at a plenary sitting of the Senate.”Since that communication, lawmakers have been observed as having assumed a non-cooperative stance with the Executive.That suggests that the Senators are divided over a decision they obviously have been mulling (considering, thinking about) in connection with reprimand they believe insufficient to discourage the Police Chief from misbehaving in the future.Yesterday’s unadopted agenda was loaded with several important items, among them discussion on the proposed Amendment to Elections Law; Report from the Committee on Banking and Finance; Report from the Ways, Means, Finance and Budget on the Act to Provide Fifteen Percent of the Fiscal National Budget for County Development; and a communication from Police Director Massaquoi.Other important items on the unused agenda included a report from the Committee on Banking and Currency on the confirmation hearing of Hon. Boakai S. Kamara, Deputy Governor for economic Policy-Designate, Central Bank of Liberia; and the much talked-about communication from the House of Representatives on the placement of US$73,000,000 in the 2014/2015 National Budget.Meanwhile, one of the older Senators confided to a few journalists that executive sessions are being convened to deliberate important national issues that need to be kept out of the media. “What is for the media and the general public, we discuss in plenary; what is for Executive Sessions remains exclusively so.”For the second time since returning to the Capitol Building from their Constituency Break on January 13, Accordingly, members of the 53rd Senate yesterday failed to conduct open plenary; instead,the presiding officer seized the proposed agenda and asked for an Executive Session to discuss pressing national issues.Every attempt yesterday to draw even the most press-friendly Senators to divulge a gist of what is being discussed in executive sessions, failed to yield results.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Aldrin is scheduled to join the festivities at Clear Channel Stadium for the special event and will be part of a pregame ceremony honoring his accomplishments. “Pray Ball Family Faith Night” on Aug. 24 expands this popular group night for local churches by adding a special pregame concert performed by national recording group Hawk Nelson. The VeggieTales will also be on hand to entertain children, take photos and participate in the games and contests on the field. Other group events include the always popular Boy and Girl Scout sleepovers, scheduled for June 23 and June 9, respectively, and the second annual Dog Day on Aug. 1, when man’s best friend is welcome to enjoy a JetHawks game. Military Appreciation Weekend returns on May 18-20 with fireworks and a special T-shirt giveaway planned for this annual popular series. Other new promotional giveaways include JetHawks/Red Sox logo caps, posters, JetHawks Nation logo car shades, and a special desk clock that is a replica of the signature video board structure at Clear Channel Stadium. The “Beckett Sports Collectables Roadshow” on June 8 will allow fans to get their sports memorabilia items appraised by representatives from Beckett. A “Tribute to Clint Howard” Night on July 14 will honor the cinematic legend who has appeared in more than 150 feature films during his career. Opening weekend will commence on April 5 with a post-game fireworks show followed by magnet schedule giveaway the next night. Throughout opening weekend, the first 1,000 adult fans to each of the four games will receive a special JetHawks Nation Yard Sign, which will kick off a season-long promotion with weekly prizes and a grand prize trip to Boston to see the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Returning ongoing fan favorites include the popular pregame Happy Hour, when fans can enjoy half-price draught beer before every JetHawks home game, and Weenie Wednesdays, when fans can fill their stomachs with $1 Hebrew National Hot Dogs. New promotions include “Feed Your Face Mondays,” where fans can get all-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and peanuts and a game ticket for only $10, and “Cheers Buck Beer Thursdays,” when $1 domestic draught beer will be available until the sixth inning. Following every Friday home game, fans can enjoy “Friday Night Drive-In Movies,” when a different family-friendly movie shown on the video board and fans will be able to watch from the outfield grass while enjoying free popcorn and other prizes, which will be given away. More promotions are being added daily and for updates,so check the JetHawks official Web site at www.JetHawks.comhttp://www.jethawks.com/ or call (661) 726-5400. Tickets for all promotional game dates are available now with the purchase of a JetHawks affordable ticket package or group outing. Individual game tickets for JetHawks games will go on sale March 24. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Lancaster JetHawks have added several brand-new theme dates, special tributes and giveaways to highlight the 2007 promotional calendar. Combined with seven fireworks shows and several returning favorites, fans are sure to enjoy each game at Clear Channel Stadium as the JetHawks welcome the Boston Red Sox as their new parent club. Aug. 25 will be a special night at The Hangar as the JetHawks celebrate the fourth annual Aerospace Appreciation Night. In addition to a post-game fireworks show, the first 1,000 fans will receive a special, limited edition Buzz Aldrin bobblehead doll. Aldrin became an American legend when he became one of the first two people to walk on the moon in 1969.
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City “I wish the Council, residents and our staff well, and look forward to the City’s continued success in delivering the best possible service to the residents of this fine City,” he stated. Before coming to La Habra Heights, Bates worked for 19 years as a city manager in Buena Park and Artesia before going into the private sector as a financial consultant. LA HABRA HEIGHTS – City Manager Ron Bates Wednesday announced that he was resigning, effective Nov. 19, to become the city manager of South Gate. Bates, a resident of Los Alamitos was the 13th city manager in the city’s 39-year history. He was hired in November 2005. “I am confident that the city team has taken a major step in making La Habra Heights one of the best functioning small cities in the country,” Bates stated in an e-mail sent to friends and city officials. “My one regret is not having a new fire station under construction,” he stated.
County Down woman El Fegan has challenged herself to climb 28 of Ireland’s highest peaks, spanning all 32 counties, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.Mount Errigal marks the half-way point for El as it is the 14th summit she has reached.She says; “Some of the peaks are considerably small so any less than 500m will be done in a 10kg weighted vest to make it a little more challenging.” “I am really looking forward to taking on this charity challenge, it is an exciting adventure for me, a chance to explore our beautiful island, meet new people, as well as an amazing opportunity to raise funds & awareness along the way.”“I have already been overwhelmed with peoples generosity in allowing me to take on this challenge; friends & especially those from the air bnb community who don’t even know me & are willing to put me up a night or 2 along my way.”“I have an amazing bunch of girls who work with me who will cover me while I take almost 3 weeks out of my busy work schedule whilst on the road on & not to mention my house sitter who is going to look after my fur babies.”“Dementia can happen to anyone and there’s currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021.” If you would like to join El you can get in touch in the following places; Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (@feggie1).To donate to El’s amazing cause you can do so by clicking here. Woman climbs Errigal during effort to climb 28 mountains for charity was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Alzheimerscharityel feganErrigal
Wales fought out what could be a valiant World Cup draw as they held Group D leaders Serbia 1-1 in Belgrade.Aaron Ramsey had given Wales a 35th-minute lead – his ‘Panenka’ penalty coming at the same stadium where Czechoslovakia’s Antonin Panenka had put his name in football folklore with a chipped spot-kick at the 1976 European Championship.But Aleksandar Mitrovic, just as he had in Cardiff, proved Serbia’s saviour with a 73rd minute equaliser as the teams drew for the second time in seven months.Wales started in positive fashion without their talisman Bale and skipper Ashley Williams almost connected with Joe Ledley’s third-minute corner.Edwards and Aaron Ramsey were being asked to support Vokes quickly, while Serbia were slow to get their playmaker, Southampton’s Dusan Tadic, on the ball.Wayne Hennessey had to race out of his penalty area to complete one clearance, but Wales were untroubled in the opening quarter as Serbia failed to give their large support any encouragement.Serbia’s lack of attacking fluency persuaded skipper Branislav Ivanovic to fire from long range, but Hennessey saw the shot sail over his crossbar.But the attempt seemed to stir Serbia from their lethargy and Wales were grateful to clear Antonio Rukavina’s cross as the decibel levels were turned up.There was further concern in the Wales defence following some pinball in the visitors’ box and Aleksandar Mitrovic, scorer of Serbia’s late equaliser at Cardiff in November, sounded further warning of his aerial ability when he headed just wide.But Wales took a 35th-minute lead after Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic had inexplicably allowed the ball to run across his body and brought down Ramsey on the edge of his box in a wide position.Ramsey’s free-kick was heading towards Vokes when Portuguese referee Manuel De Sousa spotted a push on the big Burnley striker and pointed to the penalty spot.The stadium held its breath, but Ramsey was the coolest man in the ground as he chipped his penalty past Stojkovic, who had dived into the opposite corner.Wales survived a huge handball appeal at the start of the second half when Chris Gunter got in the way of a Serbian cross.But referee De Sousa was unimpressed and he was similarly unmoved when Nemanja Matic fell in the penalty box after a meandering run.Serbia were really ramping up the pressure and Joe Allen was forced into a challenge on Filip Kostic which brought the first yellow card, ruling the Stoke midfielder out of the next game with Austria in September.Aleksandar Kolarov almost provided further punishment but his 30-yard free-kick just dipped too late to trouble Hennessey.There was little respite for Wales, but they did momentarily release the siege to win a corner which Vokes headed over under pressure.Ramsey then broke clear again as Serbia started to push bodies forward, but he was just snuffed out in time. 1 The draw leaves Chris Coleman’s side four points adrift of the Group D leaders
THIS IS THE FULL TEXT OF THE STATEMENT ISSUED BY COLÁISTE CHOLMCILLE IN RELATION TO THE MICKY FERRY CHILD SEX SCANDAL:The directors of Coláiste Cholmcille wish to express their deepest regret to the victims of the convicted sexual offender Micheal Ferry for the pain, suffering and distress experienced by them by his criminal actions. Coláiste Cholmcille has been in existence since 1951 providing summer Gaeltacht courses. It has successfully done so for many hundreds of students since its inception.As parents in our own right we the directors of Coláiste Cholmcille take the safety and welfare of children in our care with the utmost seriousness. All Gaeltacht colleges are regulated and inspected by the Department of Education Inspectors on a detailed basis annually during the operation of their courses.In conducting its summer courses Coláiste Cholmcille utilised a vacant former secondary school building – Ard Scoil Mhuire for approximately three months of every year for its teaching purposes. Apart from this approximate three month period the building was otherwise vacant and unoccupied.On foot of extensive media reporting in recent days, in the aftermath of the conviction and sentencing of Micheal Ferry for serious sexual offences Coláiste Chomcille wishes to state the following by way of information and clarification.1 It has been repeatedly stated that Micheal Ferry continued in his role as caretaker to the building after his conviction for sexual assault in 2002. This is factually incorrect.Following his arrest in 2001 and prior to his subsequent conviction he was dismissed from his post as caretaker. This dismissal took place at a formal meeting, attended by two directors of Coláiste Cholmcille.He was required to surrender the keys to the building at the meeting which he did. He was never subsequently reemployed as caretaker to the building. Teaching staff at the college were informed of his dismissal and the reasons for same.2 Over subsequent years, on occasion, whilst the building was vacant and not in use, Micheal Ferry, on an intermittent basis and always in the company of other building workers, participated in effecting necessary repairs.During this period also, he assisted on occasions, in the presence of college staff with some aspects of our adult courses, during which time no junior courses ever operated.He was never unaccompanied and he was never provided with keys to the building. With the benefit of hindsight, in the light of the information now available we regret having allowed this.3 Routine intermittent security checks of the building during its long periods of unoccupancy did not reveal evidence of unauthorized use.However, information emerging from the recent court case states that Micheal Ferry continued to access the building subsequent to his dismissal as caretaker in 2001.As already stated this was an unused and unoccupied building for approximately nine months of every year. Apart from the above mentioned periods of authorized accompanied access, any other access of the building by Micheal Ferry was totally unauthorized.Coláiste Cholmcille wishes to express its profound shock at these new revelations. We wish again to express our deepest regret to those who have suffered appalling wrongs.Issued by Seosamh Ó Gallachóir on behalf of Coláiste Cholmcille.CHILD SEX SCANDAL: COLÁISTE CHOLMCILLE’S STATEMENT IN FULL was last modified: July 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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:CHILD SEX SCANDAL: COLÁISTE CHOLMCILLE’S STATEMENT IN FULL
Mr O’Dowd came back to this!A LANDLADY and her tenant have been ordered to pay more than €4,000 in compensation to a pensioner after illegally chopping down his trees.Loman O’Dowd told a court hearing how a first attack on his 26-foot high trees took place four weeks earlier….whilst he popped to the pub for a pint. The 67-year-old, from 22 Glenview Park, Ballybofey, is a retired horticulturist who had spent years developing his garden for a book he was writing.He had spent 33 years as an advisor with Teagasc.But on August 14, 2008, he told Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court, he heard the roar of a chainsaw from 28 Glenview Park and initially thought nothing of it.Instead he decided to go to the pub for a few pints to get away from the noise.When he came back he discovered that Polish neighbour Robert Gasior had removed all the branches for the first five feet on each of eight trees.He said he was left traumatised by the incident because he knew that as the trees were Leylandii, they would never grow back – and would have to be chopped down.Mr O’Dowd said he made a formal complaint to Rose McGlynn, the mother of the man who owned the house and who was renting the property to Mr Gasior.He wrote down a set of proposals for repairing the damage, but Mrs McGlynn never came back to him.Instead, alleged Mr O’Dowd, Mrs McGlynn’s husband Charles had sworn at him several times.Mr O’DowdThen in September 2008 the pensioner had gone to Portnoo to play golf for the day.He returned to find that Charles McGlynn and one of his sons had chopped down the trees completely.Mr O’Dowd said he was “shocked and traumatised” by the incident and had hardly used his garden since. All his privacy was taken away, he said, and a plan he had to write a book about his garden project was gone.In her evidence Mrs McGlynn did not deny any of the claims and admitted under cross-examination from solicitor Frank Dorrian that she had failed to respond to a request from Mr O’Dowd to settle the matter at a time suited to him.Barrister Peter Nolan, representing Mrs McGlynn, said Mr Gasior had cut back the trees because his two daughters had been hurt climbing them.Mr Gasior said he was sorry for all the hassle he had caused and said he had considered moving home as a result.Judge Mary Faherty said she believed the father of two had acted honestly in the interests of protecting his children.However she ruled that Mr O’Dowd’s property had been damaged.Mrs McGlynnShe took into account the fact that Mrs McGlynn had paid €1,300 for a new fence between the houses which back on to each other, and awarded Mr O’Dowd €4,113 in damages to allow him to restore his garden.“This is a case where there was a complete failure in communication,” said the judge.AND THEN IT WAS GONE! ‘I CAME BACK FROM GOLF TO FIND NEIGHBOUR HAD CHOPPED DOWN MY TREES’ was last modified: March 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:BallybofeyLetterkenny CourtLoman O’Dowdneighbour disputeRose McGlynn