Strong first run for Thompson

first_imgWORLD Championships 200 metres silver medallist, Elaine Thompson, expressed delight with her final 20 metres after she sped to victory in her heat of the women’s Invitational 60 metres in 7.17 seconds at yesterday’s Queen’s-Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium. “Today I just came out  to execute as my coach instructed me to do. I was pleased with my final 20 metres. as I got out a bit slow. I am really happy to be competing before my fans again and I am looking forward to the remainder of the season,” the MVP Track Club athlete said after her first competitive run this season. Sprint Tech Track Club’s Gayon Evans was second in the heat. In the men’s event former national senior 100 metres champion, Oshane Bailey, who now competes for Sprint Tech won in a tight finish in 6.60 edging out  MVP’s Ronald Levy (6.61) with another MVP athlete, Julian Forte, third in 6.63. Sharing the spotlight was national senior representative, Aneisha McLaughlin-Whilby who was making a return to the track after a one year absence. Competing for Sprint Tech McLaughlin-Whilby clocked 52.87 seconds to post the fastest time of the day in the women’s open 400 metres. G.C. Foster College’s Ronda Whyte was second overall in 53.07 with third going to Sprint Tech Verone Chambers, 53.28. McLaughlin-Whilby was also happy with her performance. “I was very anxious before the event but  felt good after the race as I  executed  the way my coach wanted me to do and my body felt good,” she said. St Jago High’s Alesha Kelly was also  in good form in the one lap event. Competing in Class One Kelly topped the field in 53.94 to  finish ahead of  Holmwood Technical’s Ashley Williams (54.96) and  St Jago’s Shanice Reid, 55.16. Edino Steele, 46.39, was best among the males in the men’s 400m. Nasieve Powell of G.C. Foster College was second in 46.91 and Racers’  Zharnell Hughes, third in 47.12. Calabar dominated the sprint hurdles winning in all three classes. Shavon Carr won Class Three in 14.28 seconds, ahead of  teammate Oratio Craig,  14.51. In Class Two Dejour Russell  captured the 110m hurdles in 13.38 seconds, ahead of teammates Orlando Bennett, 4,28,  and Michael Stevens, 14.38. Seanie Selvie took Class One in 14.40 from Jamaica College’s Odario Phillips (14,46).last_img read more

LAST MUSICAL FEAST OF THE YEAR AT CONWAL CHURCH THIS SUNDAY

first_imgThe last of the “Sundays in Conwal 2013” tomorrow will celebrate the music of Britten, Mascagni and Hindemith.Closing another successful programme of “Sundays in Conwal” the Donegal Chamber Music Society presents a concert featuring the DonegalCamerata String Quintet, with guests the Donegal Chamber Orchestra, for a celebration of “Anniversaries” in the music of Britten (100th), Hindemith (50th) and Mascagni (150th).The Donegal Camerata, the resident ensemble of this concert series, will perform items from their touring programme “Serenades & Dances”which they offered this year in places such as Glenveagh, Ballyshannon and Culdaff. This will be another Sunday afternoon concert with evergreen favourites of music such as Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Piazzolla’s Oblivion and Brahms’s Hungarian Dances.The ensemble pursues its aim of presenting music by contemporary living Irish composers. On this occasion they will perform the “Lament” from String Quartet No. 2 (2003) by John McLachlan, the internationally esteemed Dublin composer who lives in Inishowen.The composer will introduce his piece during this performance in Conwal Church. At the end of the concert, the Donegal Chamber Orchestra will join the String Quintet to perform Hindemith’s Five Pieces Op. 44, Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana and Britten’s youthful Simple Symphony as a homage to those composers whose anniversaries occur this year.For some years now the Donegal Chamber Music Society has presented Concerts in Conwal Church with the inestimable collaboration of Canon Stewart Wright and the Select Vestry. This regular series of recitals has hosted a variety of artists with local and international careers, such as soprano Anne Jennings, the Szabó-Yélamo String Duo, organist Desmond Hunter, flautist Sarah Murphy, the Conwal Singers, cellist Mihai Dancila, Carducci Quartet and many others. Music presented over the seasons ranges from Bach to Vincent Kennedy and from Monteverdi to Derek Ball, not forgetting Haydn, Dvorak or Bartok.Note for your diary:“SUNDAYS IN CONWAL 2013”This Sunday – 24th November, 3pm.Conwal Church. Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland Donegal Camerata String Quintet with guests the Donegal Chamber Orchestra:Celebrating the music of Britten (100th anniv.), Mascagni (150th anniv.) and Hindemith (50th anniv.)Also included music by Mozart, Brahms, Piazzolla and Irish composer John McLachlan (CMC).Admission €10/5. Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased at the door. For booking contact: An Grianán Theatre Box Office: 074 9120777. LAST MUSICAL FEAST OF THE YEAR AT CONWAL CHURCH THIS SUNDAY was last modified: November 23rd, 2013 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:LAST MUSICAL FEAST OF THE YEAR AT CONWAL CHURCH THIS SUNDAYlast_img read more

DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF DANIEL O’DONNELL’S CIVIC RECEPTION

first_imgDDTV: Daniel O’Donnell was awarded the Freedom of Donegal today.And Shane Wallace from Wallace Media was there to record the events.Click our video to watch highlights.  DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF DANIEL O’DONNELL’S CIVIC RECEPTION was last modified: June 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF DANIEL O’DONNELL’S CIVIC RECEPTIONlast_img read more