first_imgAN elderly couple say they are being forced to leave their home this weekend to avoid the ‘hell’ of the Donegal rally.John and Mary Lynch say they have been left with no choice but to leave their home at Anney Lower this Saturday.They tell tomorrow’s Tirconaill Tribune that they have put up with the rally for years but this year a route change means cars will come flying within feet of their cottage. Cllr Gerry McMonagle has intervened to get the couple – and their cat and dog – accommodation this weekend.The couple lost a son in a road traffic accident some years ago; and there was a fatality nearby in recent times.They tried to take legal action to stop the rally but have failed in their objections.The couple are among thousands of residents along the rally routes who will be trapped in their homes – or forced to leave – this weekend. Mary Lynch tells John McAteer in tomorrow’s paper: “The rally is officially here for just one day but the joyriders will be out late at night for the next 12 months.”It’s a sentiment felt by hundreds of others.Meanwhile Donegal Daily has learned a number of other people living along the route and fed up with the disruption caused by both the rally and their many joyriding boy racer rally fans may attempt to stop the rally at a number of locations.The full interview with the Lynch family is in tomorrow’s Tirconaill Tribune. COUPLE WHO LOST SON IN ACCIDENT FLEE DONEGAL RALLY ROUTE ‘HELL’ was last modified: June 17th, 2015 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:’DANGEROUS’ ON-THE-RUN PRISONER MAY BE IN DONEGALCoupledonegalrallylast_img read more

Positive start by Indian shooters in Rio World Cup

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Apr 16 (PTI) Indian trap shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai got off to positive starts on day one of competition at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup here. The ISSF tournament for rifle, pistol and shotgun assumes significance as it is considered a test event before the Rio Olympic Games in August. In the first qualification round of the mens trap event, former world champion and world number one Manavjit missed two targets out of 50 to end the day at eighth position. Youngster Chenai, who will be going to his first Olympics, was a point below, shooting a score of 47 to lie in 14th position. There are 75 more targets to go before the top six make it to the final round, scheduled for tomorrow. The two top trap shooters in the world, Alberto Fernandez (ranked number two) of Spain and Giovanni Cernogoraz (ranked number one) of Croatia shot scores of 50 and 49 respectively to end in first and third positions on the leaderboard. Jiri Liptak of the Czech Republic also shot a perfect 50 to share the lead with Alberto. The other Indian in the mens trap, Zoravar Singh Sandhu was lying in 25th place after shooting a first day total of 46. Also, in the womens trap event, Indias Seema Tomar shot a score of 41 to end the first day of qualification in 19th place. Finals of womens trap are scheduled later today local time. The Olympic Shooting Centre, located inside the Deodoro Park, one of three venue clusters for the Games, is hosting 15 finals with the mens 10m air rifle kicking off the race for the medals. Each day have at least one final concluding with the mens skeet on April 24. Around 650 shooters from 88 countries are participating in the tournament. PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more