Sean poised for finish and place in history books

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsSean poised for finish and place in history booksBy admin – April 29, 2010 718 Facebookcenter_img Twitter Previous articleGardai won’t be corrupted – NoonanNext articleSpain plays host to repeat of ‘05 and ‘06 as Munster battle Biarritz admin Email SPEAKING to the Limerick Post and with just 180 miles to the finish of his epic solo rowing voyage across the Atlantic, Limerick’s Sean McGowan is poised to be the first Irish man to complete the mammoth task of rowing the ocean.Emotional, but still able to draw on the huge support that has followed him, Sean told this journalist just what it was like as land and the finish line loomed. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It has been much harder than I thought, my body is wrecked and mentally I am reaching the end. I’ve been away from my family for too long but I have come so far, I have to keep going. Big waves crash over the boat in my face constantly and it is like a washing machine here at times.”The “highlight” of each day comes when his wife, Lorraine, sends messages of support to his satellite phone from those that know and even those that don’t know Sean. “Lorraine would type out the messages and send them by text to the sat phone and when I was feeling low I could read them in the morning and the evening. People I don’t even know were sending messages and my brothers have been great keeping the campaign going to raise money for  the charity. That has kept me going.” Battling a swirling current that has kept him perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Sean notes the milestones that he must reach in order to make history. “The magic number is 59 degrees 26 minutes and when I hit that I will have crossed the Atlantic Ocean and after that it’s like threading a needle to the finish line as i have a tricky route in to follow. I am aiming to be finished by Monday but this Thursday I’m hoping to cross that magic line and make history.|. But his finish is not without danger and Sean is only too well aware of that. “Two boats have already had to be rescued after running aground on reefs. I’m still in the middle of the ocean and can see nothing but water. I’m not there yet.”With over 115 days rowing at sea, Sean will have one day to ready his boat to be shipped home when he finishes in English Harbour in Antigua. “Tuesday and Wednesday, all going well, I will get the boat ready to ship home and then I hope to land in Shannon next Friday. I will miss my daughter’s confirmation, but Lorraine will be there to support her. This has been so hard for them and I really can’t wait to get home to them”.Earlier this week, Mayor Kevin Kiely told  a meeting of the city council that everyone in the city is rooting for Sean McGowan and that he will be inviting him into City Hall to a special reception when he returns to Limerick.Click the tracking image on the right to follow the final stages of Sean’s epic journey and click his profile picture on top to send messages of support to his facebook page. last_img read more

Nothing to suggest that Strabane incidents were connected

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Twitter Nothing to suggest that Strabane incidents were connected Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Google+ Previous articleTwo families left homesless after deliberate Strabane fireNext articleCustoms VRT blitz yields results News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – April 20, 2010 Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp A man has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style attack in Strabane.Four men went into a house at Lisnafin Park, Strabane, at around 11 o clock last night.Meanwhile, Two families have been left homeless after an oil tank was deliberately set on fire in Strabane.A 24-year-old man was forced out to the front of his flat in Lisnafin Park in Strabane at around 11 o clock last night.He was then shot in both legs in the garden at the front of his home.The man was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital where he’s recieving treatment. Police have appealed to anyone with information about the attack to contact them.As of yet no-one has claimed repsonsbility for the shooting, but it’s believed dissident republicans where behind the attack.Meanwhile, a young family and a young man have been left homeless after an oil tank was deliberlatley set on fire in Strabane.The fire service was called to the fire on the Ballycolman Estate shortly after 3 o clock this morning.Two detached bungalows were destroyed and fire officer Mark Deeney, who was at the scene said the damage was so severe that the houses caanot be used for the forseeable future.At the moment there is nothing to suggest that the shooting and the fire are connected.Strabane Councillor, Micheala Boyle has condmened both incidents.[podcast][/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Extends 2019 Summer Tour

first_imgThe Claypool Lennon Delirium, led by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, has added seven new 2019 headlining summer tour dates, as the band continues to support their new sophomore release, South of Reality. New York City rockers Uni will offer support on all of the newly announced dates.Following their previously announced run of shows with The Flaming Lips, The Claypool Lennon Delirium will open up their newly announced headlining run at Atlanta, GA’s Variety Playhouse on August 9th, followed by stops at Birmingham, AL’s Iron City (8/10); Austin, TX’s Emo’s (8/12); Dallas, TX’s House of Blues (8/13); Kansas City, MO’s Madrid Theatre (8/14); Bellvue, CO’s Mishawaka Amphitheatre (8/16); and Denver, CO’s Ogden Theatre on August 17th.Next up for CLD is a performance at Santa Rosa, CA’s High Times Cannabis Cup on June 1st, followed by a string of co-headlining shows with Jim James. The 8-date summer run will begin on June 21st at Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, UT. From there, the two acts will make their way to Bonner, MT (6/22); Seattle, WA (6/24); Vancouver, BC (6/25); Portland, OR (6/27); Anaheim, CA (7/2); Los Angeles, CA (7/3); and Paso Robles, CA (7/5).The Claypool Lennon Delirium will then hit the road with The Flaming Lips, along with indie-Americana act Particle Kid, for 12 performances beginning on July 23rd in Wichita, KS and continuing through August 7th with a gig in Raleigh, NC.Fan pre-sale tickets for all newly announced shows, including VIP upgrade options, go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29th at 10 a.m. local time. A general public on-sale will begin this Friday, May 31st at 10 a.m. local time.For a full list of The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Gor Mahia declared champions in Kenyan Premier league

first_imgNAIROBI: Kenya has opted to end its Premier League season prematurely and enthrone Gor Mahia as season champions in order to meet the deadline imposed by continental governing body CAF.”After consideration, we have reached a decision to announce the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has ended. Congratulations Gor Mahia! You are champions once again and you will represent Kenya in the CAF Champions League next season. Let us do this,” Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa said in a message directed at Gor Mahia on Thursday. Nairobi City Stars have also been promoted to the KPL from the lower leagues. “Let me take this opportunity to welcome Nairobi City Stars to the Kenyan Premier League. The time is now to recruit top players,” added Mwendwa. After 23 league games, Gor Mahia were sitting top with 54 points followed by Kakamega Homeboyz. However, the Kenyan government halted all sporting activities in March with nine league games still left to play. IANSlast_img read more