Morea Baru is not a new name in the PNG sports industry, however, this young Hanuabada lad is about to make a bigger name for himself and the country when he takes centre stage tomorrow (today) at the Oceania Championship in Fiji.Baru has his eyes set on the 2016 Rio Olympics and there is no doubt of his capabilities.Trukai Industries General Manager-Sales and Marketing, Andrew Daubney, said:“Baru has been training extremely hard in New Caledonia. I have no doubt that he will make PNG proud when he lifts today. He has done his best to win a bronze last October at the 2015 Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Championships held at Pune, in India. But if results from his XV Games gold medal win and topping the Australian International Open are any indication, I have no doubt this young man will produce some great results.Both the 2015 Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Championships and the 2015 World Championships have been stepping stones to achieving bigger dreams this year.”Alongside Baru in Fiji are two other hopefuls and PNG’s Pacific Games gold medallist, Thelma Toua and Fred Oala, who are hoping to qualify for the Rio Olympics.Following a successful bid during the Australian International Open in March this year, where he finished on top by lifting a total of 291kg (Snatch 126kg and Clean & Jerk 165kg), Baru currently ranks 10th in the world, in the 62kg category, making him a champion in Oceania.Just this year, Baru signed up to be an ambassador of PNG’s number one rice distributor.Earning a gold medal tomorrow (today) means a K5,000 reward from Trukai Industries, as part of the company’s incentive, similar to last year’s incentive during the XV Pacific Games. Another K50,000 is also up for grabs if he goes as far as Rio and strikes gold.“As a major sponsor of the PNG Weightlifting Federation, Trukai Industries would like to wish all our three lifters the best during the Oceania Championship in Fiji, this week,” said Dubney.“We are proud to be associated with an elite sport that’s putting PNG on the map and representing Trukai, as positive brand ambassadors,” added Daubney.
Donegal death notices for today, Saturday, August 26. Bernard (Barney) CRAWLEYThe death has occurred in the Donegal Hospice of Bernard (Barney) Crawley, Saltpans, Dungloe. Reposing at his late residence from 12 noon tomorrow, Saturday. Rosary both nights at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am in St. Crona’s Church, Dungloe with burial afterwards in the Cross, Killygordon. Family time from 11pm until 10am. House private on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Donegal Hospice, c/o any family member or Shaun Mc Glynn Funeral Director, Dungloe. Elizabeth SMYTH (née O’Donnell)The death has occurred of Elizabeth Smyth (née O’Donnell), Derrydruel, Dungloe, Donegal, at in Aras Gweedore.Formerly from Canada. Reposing at McGlynn’s Funeral Home, Chapel Road, Dungloe tomorrow, Sunday 27th August, from 5pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Monday, 28th August, at 1pm in St Patrick’s Church, Meenacross. Interment afterwards in Dungloe Cemetery. Michael MCGLINCHEYThe death has occurred of Michael McGlinchey, 7A Beechwood Avenue, Letterkenny, Donegal.Michael’s remains will be reposing at his late residence from 11am tomorrow, Sunday, 27th August. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, 29th August, at 2pm in St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny. Interment afterwards in Conwal Cemetery. Enquiries to Con McDaid Funeral Director, Letterkenny. Ava Maria FEHILLY HARRINGTONThe death has occurred of Ava Maria Fehilly Harrington, 1 Lurganboy, Donegal Town peacefully at home. Remains reposing at her residence from 1pm today (Saturday).Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am in St Patrick’s Church Donegal Town with burial immediately afterwards in Clar cemetery. House private at all times please. Family flowers only donations if so desired to Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Paddy CULLENThe death has occurred of Paddy Cullen, Tirlaughan, Carrigart, Donegal.Reposing at his late residence until removal on Sunday, August 27, to The Church of St John the Baptist, for Requiem Mass at 11.30am, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: August 26th, 2017 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:obituaries