Trinidad and Tobago will play Barbados in the finals of the second round of the 2016 Caribbean Women’s Olympic Beach Qualifier today at the Urban Development Corporation’s Beach in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Trinidad advanced after beating Jamaica 15-11 in a golden set to advance 3-2 in one semi-final while Barbados got the better of French St Martin (3-0). All four teams advance to the third round of the elimination, scheduled for El Salvador in May. Yesterday’s result a big disappointment for the Jamaica delegation. “A golden set is like a penalty shootout in football, one false start and it’s very difficult to come back; we started off slow in the set and we ended up chasing the game and in the end we lost,” said coach Gatasheu Bonner. “Our first aim was to qualify for the third round (but) apart from that we really, really wanted to win this tournament here and give our Jamaican fans something to cheer about.”
View comments “Sometimes you don’t negotiate. I’d love to have him for 10 years. Kevin Durant, look what he did for us last year, he did us a great service,” Myers said. “He’s earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants. I just want him to sign a deal. But want him to be happy and want him to know that we want him as long as he wants to be here. He’s earned that, to kind of lay out the terms. He can do whatever he wants. That shouldn’t be a long negotiation. Our goal, to be honest, is to try to keep the whole thing together, so that’s the pieces of the puzzle we’ve got to try to figure out.”Kerr has one year remaining on his original five-year contract, so he would receive a multiyear extension — and Kerr wants to coach Golden State for the long haul, perhaps for another decade if he can.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 crownHe doesn’t expect any difficulties in getting a deal worked out.“We’ll get that done pretty quick, I don’t think it’ll be much to it,” Kerr said. Key reserve David West is contemplating retirement, telling Kerr and Myers during exit interviews he will take some time to decide.West said after the title clincher that the team went through things behind the scenes that would be surprising if revealed.“I don’t know if anything would really blow your mind but it was a difficult season and there were lots of moments where it became more difficult,” Kerr said. “I didn’t think it was anything unusual given the state of our team, what we’ve been through and the length of this journey. Nothing to me was that, like, shocking but yeah we went through some stuff. … For sure this was the toughest of the four (years).”Myers also downplayed any tension or turmoil that took place privately.“Certain challenges, some were apparent, some not,” Myers said.Kerr plans to take it easy for the next several months and not work much as Myers handles the contracts and money, while leaving summer league coaching duties to Willie Green.It’s still sinking in for Kerr just how much success the Warriors have had during this four-year stretch since he became coach ahead of the 2014-15 season.“I never could have envisioned this. I know when I took this job I thought we could be really good,” Kerr said. “I could never have dreamt of three titles in four years. It’s pretty incredible to be a part of the group and the organization.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Myers wants to keep as much of the core of the two-time defending champions intact while also realizing the Warriors will be a younger team without the same veteran presence as the group that just swept LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to finish the finals Friday. Working to try to extend the contracts of Draymond Green and Klay Thompson could be discussed as well.“Sure, guys have proven they can win so you want to keep that group together,” Myers said. “I have no idea how that’ll play out. It’s a lot of different conversations that have to take place and if that’s something that we want to look into I’m sure we could have those — Klay’s got another year, Draymond’s got two more. Kevin’s really the free agent we have to focus on.”After a regular season that was anything but steady, with Stephen Curry limited by injuries to 51 regular-season games, losing seven of 10 late, all four All-Stars out at the same time for health reasons, the Warriors on Tuesday will again host that victory parade in downtown Oakland they planned for all along — their third in four years.Kerr stayed healthy and on the bench while continuing to deal with symptoms stemming from a pair of back surgeries following the 2015 title.“I’m sure if you’re around our players and talk to them, they make no bones about it, they love playing for him and they love going through this journey with him,” Myers said of Kerr.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Romania: Cheers for Simona Halep, jeers for Bucharest mayor Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, celebrates after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the NBA championship, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)OAKLAND, Calif. — Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr.Durant could sign for as long as four years and about $160 million, and Myers is prepared to give him “whatever he wants.” Durant has said all along he wants to stay put, especially after winning a pair of championships in his first two seasons with Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES
Irfaan Ali’s legal challenge…Top Cop, DPP no show; send legal repFormer Housing Minister Irfaan Ali’s move to legally challenge the validity of the 19 charges which were brought against him by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) last November, was convened at the High Court on Friday and further adjourned to next Thursday.The respondents in the case did not attend the in-chamber hearing but their legal representatives made their appearance. Police Commissioner Leslie James and Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan were represented by the Attorney General’s Chambers; while Prosecutor Tashanna Lake showed up on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack; and State Counsel Leslyn Noble forPPP executive member and former Housing Minister, Irfaan AliPolice Detective Corporal Munilall Persaud.Ali is backed by a team of lawyers, headed by Neil Boston but was represented by Attorney Devindra Kissoon on Friday. Following the in-chambers hearing, the lawyers exited and only said that the proceedings will continue next Thursday.Meanwhile, the deadline for submission of affidavits and statements is January 14.The Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts proceedings against Ali were halted after the challenge was filed to question the merit of the charges.The writ filed by Ali related to the sale of lands at Plantation Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara, to which he positions that the charges are “irrational, arbitrary, capricious, whimsical, malicious, biased, without any proper evidential basis, made in bad faith, influenced by irrelevant and improper considerations and motives, unreasonable, discriminatory, unlawful, null, void and of no effect.”The application sought two orders of Certiorari – the first one quashing the decision of the DPP to charge him with the offence of conspiracy to defraudPolice Commissioner Leslie Jamescontrary to common law; and the second, to quash the oath of Persaud, given at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in regards to the 19 charges.As such, an order was requested to prohibit any Georgetown Magistrate from hearing the case and furthermore, taking any steps relating to corporal Persaud’s oath. Ali has also sought an interim order to prevent the case being heard until the High Court’s decision is final.The applicant also desires to secure a declaration that the particulars of the charge do not constitute an offence known to law and contravene Section 144 (4) of the Constitution, and the fact that there is not statutory or common law that requires a valuation prior to the sale of property.With request from the court to declare the charges unconstitutional, Ali is seeking costs, general damages, exemplary damages, aggravated damages all amounting to not less than $100,000.SOCU’s allegations were that the Member of Parliament defrauded the State of over $174 million to which Ali denied the allegations in the charges.“I deny selling any lands to any persons. Moreover, assuming arguendo that theDirector of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hackfacts as alleged in the charges are true, which is denied, I have been informed by counsel and verily believe that the particulars as contained therein do not amount to any offence known to law, which even if proven, are impossible to yield a conviction for the offences charged,” an excerpt of the case file reads.He has also highlighted that the charges have been laid nine years after the fact, stating that the case is deleterious to him.When Ali reappeared before Chief Magistrate McLennan last week, the matter was adjourned to February 6, since statements from SOCU’s file were still outstanding.
– FITUG says increase will be additional burdenFollowing a decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) last year, Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is expected to introduce another increase in its water rates.This did not sit well with the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG), which described the move as “another burden”.Last year, the PUC approved the utility company’s request to increase its water rates.The first round of increases took effect in October 2018 and another round was slated for October 2019.It said the implementation of the increases in a graduated format was an attempt to alleviate the financial burden on consumers.FITUG, in a press release on Tuesday, said it has calculated that unmetered customers will see their monthly rates going up by approximately 200 per cent.“For the ordinary workers and their families, it’s a cost they can ill-afford but a service that cannot do without either,” the Trade Union posited.In granting the approval for an increase last year, the PUC recognised that the proposed monthly consumption charge would initially result in great hardship to the rural areas.As a result, the Commission had determined that there would be a graduated rate for consumers who are currently paying $60.90 per cubic metre.Nonetheless, according to FITUG, the imposition of higher water rates cannot be disconnected from the multitude of hikes in the cost of Government services; the expansion of the range of goods and services that attract VAT, and the withdrawal of useful and helpful public support to our working-people.“The boastful explanations we have seen in recent and previous times about higher tax revenues is a sordid indicator of how much more has been extracted from the Guyanese people,” the Trade Union contended, asserting that “indeed, the cost-of-living has risen tremendously”.Data emanating from the most recently available Bureau of Statistics – Statistical Bulletin indicates that between March, 2016 and September, 2018 that the cost of white rice has risen by 30 per cent, flour went up by 29 per cent, sugar was up by 27 per cent, cooking gas rose by 24 per cent and salt increased by 83 per cent.At the same time, the Bureau’s Guyana Labour Force Survey Report 2018 indicates that the unemployment rate rose from 12.2 per cent at the end of 2017 to 13.8 per cent at the end of 2018. In the same period, youth unemployment rose from 22.9 per cent to 25.6 per cent. The report also disclosed that earnings of workers also declined during the period.“Indeed, when taken together the situation for the Guyanese working-class does not appear to be rosy. Workers and their families are facing undoubtedly real challenges in making ends meet and times, it seems, are getting tougher,” FITUG expressed.Efforts to contact GWI for a comment on the matter proved futile.
LGE 2018By Andrew CarmichaelResidents of Good Hope/Number 51 Neighbourhood Democratic Council on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice (Region Six) are claiming they did not put their names on forms submitted to the Returning Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by the Alliance For Change (AFC) on Nomination Day.Dhanraj Deonat said he can neither read nor write. His ID card has a thumb print representing his signatureSignatures representing one dead person, six who live overseas, and 18 who claim they did not sign the forms, including a man who cannot read or write, have all appeared on forms submitted to the Returning Officer by Kumar Bridgelall, who presented the AFC list to GECOM on Friday.Relatives of Radha Jugroo said she died in the USA on June 26, 2018, but her name and a signature purporting to be hers have appeared on the AFC list which Bridgelall submitted to GECOM on Friday last.The daughter of Dhanraj Deonat — Babita Davie — has told this publication it was impossible for her father to have signed the AFC list, because he can neither read nor write.She explained that Deonat uses his thumb print whenever he is required to sign something. The woman also presented her father’s National Identification Card (ID Card) to show that the number corresponds with the number affixed next to Deonat’s name on the AFC list submitted to GECOM. On the identification card there is a thumb print in place of a signature.The AFC list has a signature for Dhanraj Deonat, who cannot read or writeBabita Davie-Deonat further told this publication that her name and identification number also appear on the AFC list with a signature next to it. She is contending that she had never signed a form for the AFC, and that the signature which appeared next to her name is not hers.Another resident, Bebi Khatija Isahak, said she also has never signed any form, but her name and a signature purporting to be hers appear on the AFC listPeoples Progressive Party (PPP) Campaign Manager for Good Hope/Number 51, Swarswattie Davi-Sherrif, told this publication that the names and ID numbers of several of the persons who have placed their names on the PPP back-up list have also appeared on the AFC list.According to the campaign manager, following the concerns which were raised, she had gone and checked the list for herself.“It is true that these people do not support the AFC and their names are on the AFC form,” she declared.She is questioning the actions of GECOM staffers, noting that the PPP had submitted its list to GECOM first on Friday, and many of the names which the AFC submitted to GECOM had already been submitted by the PPP.PPP campaign supervisor Dennis De Roop told Guyana Times on Sunday the party is very concerned about what has happened, and is referring to it as fraud.He explained that the party is currently assisting with the preparation of affidavits for those PPP supporters and candidates whose names appear on the AFC list but they have indicated that they have no wish to be a part of the AFC list, and also that they did not sign any documentation to suggest a desire to be on the AFC list.“We will also follow up that, and take legal action, too, in these matters. Some of these persons whose signatures were forged have indicated that they will take private action against the AFC and the AFC candidate who forged their signatures.”He explained that most of the concerned persons live in Numbers 47 and 48 villages. He also said the Good Hope/Number 51 NDC is not the only community in which the party has noticed that type of irregularity.He said A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) might have also done the same thing in some other areas in the region.He added that the Party has now been forced to check many other communities in the region.“It appears as though these parties could not get the required signatures to support their candidates, so they forged signatures; and in some areas they misled the persons, telling them that they were signing to have their streets repaired or to have streets lights installed in their communities,” De Roop noted.The party was expected to take its concerns to GECOM on Monday. However, this newspaper was unable to get an update on the outcome.
Staff at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver is grieving the death of cardiac nurse Jan Rooks. According to staff at B.C. Children’s Hospital Rooks was a nurse in Fort St. John over 20 years ago. If you have any more information about Jan’s time in Fort St. John, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. She and her husband, Grant Tomlinson, were traveling with another couple, and the other three are among the slide survivors.About 70 people are still reported to be missing following the Tuesday avalanches including three women from QuebecHowever, concern about a West Kelowna man, who left last month for a six-week tour of Nepal, were put to rest Thursday, when he called home to say he’s safe. Matt Adams had plans that called for a hike to a Mount Everest base camp, and because of that it was feared he too may have been an avalanche victim.- Advertisement –
Festivities are to kick off this weekend as Dunkineely festival gets under way. The festival has something for everyone; performances from local bands such as the Killaghtee band and The Lock-Ins, a boat club regatta, and a nun run! Friday 26th August7.15pm opening of the festival by the Killaghtee Band and local rally cars starting at St. Mary’s Hall, children’s fancy dress, with Mickey & Minnie.Saturday 27th August2pm Bruckless Boat Club Regatta @ Bruckless Pier4pm – 6pm Fun Day @ Bruckless Community CentreLord Mayor Dance – 11.30pm til late, Crowning of the Dunkineely 2016 Lord Mayor – live band (none the wiser) in the community centre.Sunday 28th August12.30pm Father Ted has the Nuns On The Run 5K fun/run walk starting at the mart.3pm Slow bike race (Dunkineely NS)5pm Throwing of the horseshoe (Mac’s car park) Closing of the festival @ Kennedy’s car park with live band The Lock-InsDunkineely Festival to get under way this weekend! was last modified: August 22nd, 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:BrucklessDunkineelyDunkineely Festival
It was great to see over 150 of our next generation of young athletes out competing on a lovely warm evening at the Finn Valley Centre.From a sprint to a distance race or long jumping to the recently introduced Turbo Javelin, there was plenty on offer for everyone. Indeed, the grit and determination etched over these young faces in the sprints or coming down the home straight after 600m shows the will to win is ingrained at an early age.Whether a child was first or last, each and every one was cheered home by supportive parents and coaches when the most important thing at these ages is that children are participating in and enjoying sport.Thanks to all the clubs for turning out for Tuesdays event and to all the officials who helped out with the smooth and timely running of the programme. Thanks also to the Finn Valley club for hosting the event which acted as a dress rehearsal for the Ulster Childrens Games in a few weeks time. A reminder to clubs that the closing date for these Ulster Childrens Games and U12&13 Championships is this Friday.Next up in a busy athletics calendar is Day 2 of the Donegal Track and Field Championships for Juveniles, Seniors and Masters which will be held in Lifford this Saturday 11th May with a 12pm start. We look forward to seeing everyone there on Saturday.The results:Under 9 Girls 60mHeat 1Position Name Club1 Alisha Cuskelly Lifford 2 Abagail Temple Finn Valley3 Aisling O’Kane Finn ValleyHeat 2Position Name Club 1 Bronagh Duffy Cranford2 Erin Gallen Finn Valley3 Katie Gallagher Finn ValleyHeat 3Position Name Club1 Leah McMonagle Finn Valley2 Abbey McGranaghan Finn Valley3 Sadie Logan Finn ValleyFinalPosition Name Club1 Alisha Cuskelly Lifford2 Leah McMonagle Finn Valley3 Abbey McGranaghan Finn ValleyUnder 10 Girls 60mHeat 1Position Name Club1 Brenda Collins Inishowen2 Emma Bonner RossesHeat 2Position Name Club1 Michaela Galvin Letterkenny2 Lucy McGlynn Tír ChónaillHeat 3Position Name Club1 Gráinne McGlynn Rosses2 Hannah Gallagher Finn ValleyHeat 4Position Name Club1 Emma Farren Tír Chónaill2 Emily Colangel RossesFinalPosition Name Club1 Michaela Galvin Letterkenny2 Emma Farren Tír Chónaill3 Gráinne McGlynn RossesUnder 11 Girls 60mHeat 1Position Name Club1 Chloe Coyle Finn Valley2 Ciara O’Donnell Letterkenny3 Aisling McLaughlin InishowenHeat 2Position Name Club1 Amy McMenamin Finn Valley2 Leah McGarvey Rosses3 Mia Baikie RossesHeat 3Position Name Club1 Connie Doherty Inishowen2 Andrea Browne Finn Valley3 Sarah Jane Keown Tír ChónaillFinalPosition Name Club1 Connie Doherty Inishowen2 Chloe Coyle Finn Valley3 Ciara O’Donnell LetterkennyUnder 9 Boys 60mHeat 1Position Name Club1 Liam Carlin Finn Valley2 Oran Gallagher Lifford3 Ríon Ó Gallachóir InishowenHeat 2Position Name Club1 Keelin Collins Inishowen2 Mark Bonner Letterkenny3 Cahir Browne Finn ValleyHeat 3Position Name Club1 Martin Dugera Cranford2 Fiachra O’Donnell Tír Chónaill3 Cian McMenamin CranfordFinalPosition Name Club1 Martin Dugera Cranford2 Keelin Collins Inishowen3 Oran Gallagher LiffordUnder 10 Boys 60mHeat 1Position Name Club1 Oisin Kelly Cranford2 Paul Ryan Milford3 Liam Donnelly CranfordHeat 2Position Name Club1 Oisin Porter Inishowen2 Oisin Thompson Finn Valley3 Alec McConigley MilfordHeat 3Position Name Club1 Neil Mulcahy Finn Valley2 Dylan Wallace Rosses3 Michael McGonagle Finn ValleyFinalPosition Name Club1 Oisin Kelly Cranford2 Paul Ryan Milford3 Liam Donnelly CranfordUnder 11 Boys60mHeat 1Position Name Club1 Seamus Harley Inishowen2 Ryan Coyle Finn Valley3 Rian McKinney LiffordHeat 2Position Name Club1 Patrick Marry Rosses2 Adam Sweeney Finn Valley3 Tiernan McBride CranfordHeat 3Position Name Club1 Drew McKinney Inishowen2 Conor Curran Inishowen3 Diarmaid O’Donnell Tír ChónaillFinalPosition Name Club1 Seamus Harley Inishowen2 Patrick Marry Rosses3 Drew McKinney InishowenMORE THAN 150 TAKE PART IN DONEGAL CHILDREN’S GAMES – THE RESULTS was last modified: May 9th, 2013 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)Tags:Donegal Children’s GamesFinn Valley AC
Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Could Raheem Sterling leave Man City this summer… on a free? Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com 3 Raheem Sterling’s future at Manchester City has been thrown into doubt once again, with reports talks have broken down over a new contract. The 23-year-old’s current deal at the Etihad Stadium expires in the summer. (The Guardian)Roma were forced to sell Mohamed Salah to Liverpool for a cut-price £34million because of Financial Fair Play rules, according to the Italian club’s sporting director Monchi. (El Mundo)Former Tottenham defender Steven Caulker is set to join Arsenal… sort of.The 26-year-old could be set to join Ukrainian side Arsenal Kiev after being offered a deal by their coach Fabrizio Ravanelli, the ex-Middlesbrough striker. (Daily Mirror)AC Milan are said to be in ‘advanced negotiations’ to make Arsenal supremo Ivan Gazidis their new chief executive at the San Siro. (Daily Telegraph) 3 BOOST Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman ready? Here’s a round-up of the latest news and rumours in Tuesday’s national newspapers and online… Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Chelsea star Eden Hazard would be capable of scoring 40 goals this season – if he was playing for Liverpool or Manchester City, according to Stuart Pearce – FULL STORYChelsea legend John Terry is reportedly still undecided whether he will continue his playing career after rejecting a move to Russian club Spartak Moscow. Aston Villa are said to have expressed interest in re-signing the defender. (Birmingham Mail)Palace have appointed Roy Hodgson’s trusted talent-spotter Barry Simmonds as a new scout. Simmonds played a key role in bringing the likes of Mousa Dembele, Chris Smalling and Zoltan Gera to Fulham. (Daily Mail)Premier League trio Crystal Palace, Brighton and Watford are all tracking 18-year-old midfielder Adam Lovatt, who currently plays in the eighth tier of English football for Bostik League South East side Hastings United. (Team Talk) Aiming high Latest talkSPORT.com exclusives and transfer headlines:EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham’s Eric Dier lacks quality, claims former Arsenal star Ray Parlour: ‘I don’t know what he brings as a midfielder’EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham legend throws support behind Eric Dier and hits back at talkSPORT hosts over criticismEXCLUSIVE: ‘Harry Kane looks flat and tired’, former Tottenham hitman Clive Allen tells talkSPORTEXCLUSIVE: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino blamed for defeat to Liverpool – ‘He got his tactics wrong’, says Danny MurphyEXCLUSIVE: ‘Lucas Perez is a great lad – it would be very unlike him to refuse to play’, insists West Ham winger Robert SnodgrassMan United defender Eric Bailly ready to leave in JanuaryHeung-Min Son being tracked by Bayern MunichChelsea target Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic amid Alvaro Morata uncertainty Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Steven Caulker could be about to begin a new chapter of his career in Ukraine 3 on target
A former Garda Sergeant gripped his steering wheel and refused to get out of his car when stopped for suspected drunk-driving.A special sitting of Letterkenny District Court yesterday heard how it took three Gardai to get Jack Conaty out of his car.The court heard how Conaty, a member of the Gardai for more than 30 years, swore and laughed at Gardai when they stopped him at Dunmore, Carrigans on September 16th, 2011. After getting into his Ford Connect van, Conaty, 63, drove down the village’s Main Street on the wrong side of the road and narrowly missed two oncoming cars.Garda Paul McGee also revealed how he swerved across the wrong side of the road and tried to “ram” the Garda patrol car as they tried to overtake Conaty.He eventually stopped outside the gate of his home and Gardai tried to apprehend him.When asked to get out of the car, Conaty, of Lower Dunmore, Carrigans, asked “What the f*** are you on about?”He then clinched the steering wheel of the van and told Gardai “I’m f***ing going home.”He was eventually taken from the van by three Gardai who were forced to put two sets of handcuffs on him.Conaty’s wife then arrived and told the arresting Gardai that her husband had a heart condition.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station and when asked his name he said “fu** off” three times to Gardai.Despite three attempts he could not give a breath sample telling Gardai that he had a heart pacemaker and wanted to see his consultant.However Gardai refused to get him his doctor.“I felt he was frustrating the process,” said Sgt Joe Kealy.The court heard that Conaty was asked if he had consumed alcohol and he replied he had drank two coffees.His statement was read over to him by Gardai but Conaty refused to sign it.Solicitor Pat McMyler said his client could not be found guilty as there was a breach of the process because a doctor was refused for his client.However Judge Paul Kelly he accepted the evidence of Sgt Keely.He found Conaty guilty of dangerous driving and fined him €200 and disqualified him from driving for two years and also guilty of failing to comply with an intoxiliser and was fined a further €300 and disqualified for a further 4 years.Judge Kelly said “He knows well how difficult it is for Gardai to deal with these situations and is an aspect oF this case that does not help him.“It aggrevates the situation somewhat. I feel a man of his years and experience should have behaved better in dealing with the Gardai,” he saidSolicitor McMyler added of his client’s behaviour that a kinder view might have been taken at one time but those days are long gone.FORMER GARDA SERGEANT GRIPPED STEERING WHEEL AFTER SUSPECTED DRUNK-DRIVING INCIDENT was last modified: October 5th, 2012 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) Tags:CarrigansGardaJack ConatyLetterkenny District Court