A woman tried to attack a man with a knife after she asked to look around her childhood family home.Handyman Martin Kelly had just let the woman into the house at Hillhead, Castlefin.Mr.Kelly, who was fixing a fireplace, suddenly felt a pulling at his back and found Sylvia Gillespie standing over him with a kitchen knife in her hand. The terrified man managed to get the knife out of Ms Gillespie’s hand and marched her out the door after the incident on October 30th, 2010.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he could not explain why Gillespie tried to attack Mr Kelly other than it being a mixed-up childhood memory of her early home.“She was drunk at the time and does have a drink problem. She cannot explain why she tried to attack this man with the knife.“Thankfully he was very cool under the circumstances, managed to take the knife off her and basically frog-marched her out the door,” said Mr Gallagher.He added that she has been sober since the attack.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how Gillespie, 53, of Seissaghallison, Castlefin, has previous convictions for assault and being intoxicated.Judge Paul Kelly said he had serious concerns because of the seriousness of the incident.“This is a troubling incident and she has previous for similar offences and that disturbs me. However she is making a genuine effort and I will ask the probation services to look into it,” he said.Inspector David Kelly asked the Judge to order Gillespie not to call to the house of the attack again.He adjourned the case until December 7th for a probation report.EndsWOMAN TRIED TO KNIFE HANDYMAN IN HER CHILDHOOD HOME was last modified: October 5th, 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)
â€œFollowing a final diagnosis on Monday lunchtime, the Bayern captain underwent surgery early on Tuesday morning to repair the damage. The op, performed by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stockle in Tubingen, involved setting the fracture with a plate.”Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added: “Manuel Neuer has sustained another injury and we’re incredibly sorry for him. The operation went perfectly, which is the most important thing for now. We and our captain are now looking to the future. Manuel will be back to his previous best and available to us again in January.”Germany is on the verge of booking a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia but face a tough trip to closest challengers Northern Ireland next month. Neuer, meanwhile, will discover this Friday whether he is among the final nominees for The Best as the final trios for the various awards are unveiled in London.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Germany and Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer will be sidelined until January after undergoing surgery on a foot injury.The goalkeeper, who is among the nominees for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award, has fractured the same bone that kept him out of action at the tail end of last season.Bayern announced the news yesterday in a statement on the club website. It read: “Manuel Neuer (31) sustained a repeat hairline fracture of the metatarsal in his left foot in training on Monday.
In the Under 10 Boys event final, Emmanuel Ogbemi of Edo State defeated Bright David Monday of Jacob Esuene Sports Club by three sets to two with Udeme Esuene and Mitchel Ibanga Okon, both of the host club emerging joint third.Delight Temple of Jacob Esuene Sports Club won the Under 15 Girls category by winning all three straight sets against Edo State’s Osas Ogbemi. Both Emediong Usoro of the host club and Bayelsa State’s Victory Lucky came joint third.In the Under 15 Boys category, Monday Anthony of Delta State won 3-0 set to leave Harold Whyte of Bayelsa State as first runner-up, and both Treasure Temple of the host club and Edo State’s Timothy Albert were joint third placed winners.The Under 20 Male category produced Miracle Amadi of Charlie’s Club Port Harcourt as the champion beating Victor Effiong of 13 Brigade, Cross River State, while both Isaiah Friday and Junior Joseph placed third.In all, 10 clubs from the South-south region competed at the inaugural edition of the tournament. They include: Canaan Club Calabar, Uyo Club, Shell Club Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt Club, Benin Club and Police Officers’ Mess Squash Club Benin.Others are: Yenagoa Sports Club, NAK Club Calabar, NNPC Squash Club Warri and Government House Squash Asaba and the host club.In line with the rules of the World Squash Federation, the organisers upgraded participants who fell short of their desired category to the next age grade.To guarantee the safety and security of the children, there was a 24-hour police coverage at the hotel where they camped while nurses and first aiders were present at the tournament venue with a rapid response medical unit available overnight.Prizes included squash rackets, for all medal positions in the age grade.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The President of the Nigerian Squash Federation, Boye Oyerinde and Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Monday Ebong Uko have commended the organisers of Jacob Esuene Sports Club Squash tournament for their commitment to the grooming of young squash talents.Oyerinde and Uko, who was represented by the acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Lawrence Iquaibom, urged other organisations to emulate the example of Jacob Esuene Sports Club Squash section, Eket in developing the interest of young enthusiasts in the sport.At the end of the intensive three-day tournament, God’s Finger Temple of Jacob Esuene Sports Club beat Kelechi Onyekaozuru from Bayelsa State in the final of the Under 10 Girls competition, while Favour David Monday also of the host club picked the bronze medal. Boye Oyerinde
The National Collegiate Athletic Association turned down USC’s appeal to gradually reduce scholarship sanctions in a statement Friday, according to multiple media reports.USC Athletic Director Pat Haden and Vice President for Athletic Compliance Dave Roberts met with NCAA President Mark Emmert Wednesday to discuss the sanctions following the NCAA announcement that Penn State’s sanctions would be reduced. The NCAA, however, said that the two universities’ situations are not comparable.“There is no comparison between the USC And Penn State cases,” the NCAA said in a statement. “USC’s appeal was denied and there is no further consideration being given.”The NCAA sanctions, which came as a result of the 2010 Reggie Bush case, reduced the total number of annual scholarships from 85 to 75. Haden cited the crippling effect the sanctions has had on the university and the NCAA community as reason to explore other solutions.“Given the changing landscape impacting intercollegiate sports over the past year, the recent action regarding Penn State, the impact of the sanctions on our program and the efforts we have undertaken at USC to compete with integrity, we again argued for some considering regarding the 2010 sanctions during the last year of our penalty,” Haden said in a statement.The 75-player roster limit is set to expire with the class of 2014 in February. Follow Yasmeen on Twitter @YasmeenSerhan
The Wisconsin women’s soccer team looks to rebound against the best team in the Big Ten and main rival, the No. 23 University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Badgers (4-4-4, 1-2-1 Big Ten) are coming off a close 2-3 loss at Indiana University last Saturday and travel to Minneapolis in hopes of returning to .500 on the season.With two losses already in the Big Ten this season, Wisconsin sits at number nine in conference standings and has the same loss total they had all of last year. A win over the Gophers (9-2-1, 3-0-1 Big Ten) would go a long way in restoring confidence in the squad and help as they get into the thick of conference play. Senior middle forward Micaela Powers leads the defending regular season champions. Powers leads the team in almost every major category with nine points, three goals and three assists. Powers and the Badgers will certainly have their hands full with a stingy Gopher defense that have shut out all of their last three opponents. The Gophers’s senior goalkeeper and Big Ten defensive player of the week last week, Tarah Hobbs, has been a brick wall in the net all year. In her 12 games in front of the frame this season, Hobbs has allowed a slim average of .71 goals per game and only eight goals.Badger’s Key to the GameCapitalize on shot opportunities: The Badgers have been atrocious this year in their shot efficiency, converting on only .071 of their shot opportunities to a tune of 1.17 goals a game. Head coach Paula Wilkins isn’t accustomed to this kind of anemic offense in her nine years in Madison. Among all coaches in the Big Ten with ten or more years at their respective schools, Wilkins holds the best winning percentage over that span at .706 and 207 wins. Wilkins will look to add her 208th against one of the tougher opponents the Badgers will play all year. Minnesota’s offense, coupled with their stellar defense, has scored a whopping 2.33 goals per game while outscoring their opponents by 20 goals this season.Gopher’s key to the game Give the ball to forward Simone Kolander. Last year’s Big Ten forward of the year has followed her junior year up with an unbelievable first half to her senior campaign. Kolander has already eclipsed her point total from last season of 21 in just more than half as many games as last year. There doesn’t seem to be anything opposing defenses can do to stop Kolander so the Badgers will be in for a big test against one of the nation’s best.Look for Wisconsin to come out pretty aggressive in the early minutes on Saturday and try to find some early scoring chances. The Badgers will need to catch some breaks early on in order to stay competitive with the first-class of the Big Ten.