Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – July 10, 2018 Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleUnique Enterprise Fair happening during Dungloe FestivalNext articleEducation Minister to be questioned over three school campus News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Rape trial hears girl was ‘was drunk, but she was still herself’ Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The trial of a teenager charged with raping a 16-year-old girl in Co Donegal has heard evidence that the girl was “drunk but still herself”, and was “not falling all over the place” after the alleged incidents.The youth, now aged 19, denies raping and orally raping the girl behind a building in a town in Co Donegal in the early hours of the morning after St Patrick’s Day on March 18, 2016.On the fifth day of the trial yesterday, one of the girl’s friends described seeing her standing alone outside a takeway with blood on her hand and chest shortly after the alleged offences.The witness told the court that the girl had been upset and that when she asked her if she was ok, she replied “No” in an upset voice.”She was drunk, but she was still herself. She wasn’t falling all over the place” the witness saidThe court also heard from another young woman who gave details about three Snapchat messages she received from the accused just over two weeks after the alleged offences, in which he said he had heard some rumours in school, and wanted to check that she was OK.The jury also heard from a nurse who examined the conplainant at a Sexual Assault and Treatment Unit two days after the alleged offences.The nurse gave details of “multiple bruisings and abrasions” found all over the girl’s body and said that due to the extent of the injuries, a garda photographer had been called to take photos.The trial continues.
McNally said: “I’m emotional after winning that. We hoped he could do that, but whether he could do it over fences or not was another thing as he’s only a pony.“Going around the paddock against those big horses, he was dwarfed. I walked the track early, I went down to the last and then to the open ditch and thought ‘am I wise doing what I’m doing’?“Paul was majestic on him and the horse was unbelievable. We’re so proud of him to jump around there the way he did.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Fit from a recent spell on the Flat – including a victory on his latest outing at York last month – The Jam Man was a heavily supported 5-2 favourite for his shrewd connections, and ultimately got the job done with the minimum of fuss.With champion jockey Paul Townend in the saddle, the seven-year-old was settled towards the rear for much of the three-mile contest before making smooth headway before the home turn.The Jam Man cruised to the front in the straight and pulled right away between the final two fences – passing the winning line 18 lengths clear of Roaring Bull, with Scoir Mear and Discordantly third and fourth respectively.- Advertisement – The Jam Man made the most of a lenient mark over fences with a wide-margin victory in the Ladbrokes Troytown Chase at Navan.Ronan McNally’s charge has a rating of 143 over hurdles following seven victories, but returned to the larger obstacles for the first time since winning at Cartmel in June of last year a stone lower in the weights.- Advertisement – McNally is enjoying an excellent campaign, having also trained both The Trigger and Dreal Deal to win five races in a row since July, and the trainer is keen to pay tribute to his young son Kian, or ‘Tubbs’ as he is affectionately known.He added: “It’s a pity for ‘Tubbs’, who is at home. It would have been unbelievable if he was here as he does a lot of work with him at home. It’s a pity he’s not able to share it with us.“We’ve had a great run of it, but we put a lot of work into it and a lot of money into it. I think we deserve the success we get, the horses are treated brilliantly and they are are rewarding us for the care we give them.”On future plans for The Jam Man, McNally said: “I could see him going back to England now. There is a Grade Three (hurdle race) at Haydock and a Grade One at Ascot.“We’ve unfinished business from last year as that wasn’t his run in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham (finished ninth). He had aspergillus when he ran in that and I’d love to go back and have another crack.“I’m not saying he’s good enough for a Grade One, but I’d love to go back and give him a chance when he’s healthy and see how he goes.“I don’t think he’s scopey enough to be a Grade One horse over fences. Paul said there if he hadn’t been well handicapped over fences and he had to go looking for big jumps towards the end, you could have been in trouble.”Townend had earlier produced N’Golo with a well-time late run to claim the Grade Three For Auction Novice Hurdle for Willie Mullins.Despite having won two of his three previous starts over obstacles for the champion trainer, the grey was a 9-1 shot for his latest assignment, but finished with a flourish to score by a length and a half from Annexation.Hot favourite Eskylane was only fifth.“It worked out for us. The tongue-tie probably helped on that ground,” said Townend.“I think he’s stepped up today, to carry the penalty, and it was a nice performance out of him.“He could go further, definitely, and even today we thought in that grade, two miles might be sharp enough for him.”There was a thrilling climax to the opening Ladbrokes Giving Extra Places Every Day Maiden Hurdle, with Noel Meade’s 6-4 shot Joshua Webb edging out even-money favourite Grangeclare Native by a head under Sean Flanagan.The stewards called an inquiry after the pair came close together in the closing stages, but the placings remained unaltered.Meade said: “I’d say he’s a nice horse. He’ll go on for a novice now and we’ll see what way the handicapper rates him.”
By Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (June 4) – Two hours of work on his race car Saturday morning paid off that evening at Eagle Raceway for Chad Fegley.Fegley took the lead on the second circuit and drove to the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock victory at his hometown track. Cody Leifeld, Mark McKinney and Jeff Watts completed the top four.“I started in fourth and got a great jump. I didn’t even touch the car until this morning and spent about two hours on it,” Fegley said from victory lane. “It’s tough when you have your own business to find time for maintenance on the race car. It was great to finally get a win this year.”Bob Zoubek’s first Kaplan University IMCA Modified victory at Eagle this year came from the 11th starting spot. Another first-time winner in 2016 was Matt Moyer from 10th starting in the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compacts.Twelfth starting Lance Borgman was the NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod winner. He caught Gary Saathoff for the front spot with two laps left. The victory was his third this season at Eagle.Adam Guillion repeated in the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car division, by all of .006 of a second ahead of Trevor Grossenbacher.Saturday’s Student Breakout-Driver Appreciation Night at Eagle Raceway saw an overflow crowd in the stands and 157 teams in the pits.