Judge warns Fanad fisherman with ‘unhealthy catalogue’ to ‘watch himself

first_imgA Fanad man, who became ‘agitated and angry’ after being ejected from a Letterkenny nightclub has been fined and bound to the peace for a year. Mark Friel (28), with an address in Bristol, was charged with assaulting a member of the security staff at Voodoo in Letterkenny. Friel was alleged to have shouted ‘Polish b******’ at one of the stewards before swinging an elbow and connecting with another steward.“He was highly intoxicated and argumentative,” Garda Joe English told Letterkenny District Court.“He was arrested can charged. He became abusive to the staff after being ejected. He did apologise for his behaviour on the night.”Solicitor for Friel, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client became ‘agitated and angry because of a slight he perceived had been visited on him’.“It’s the type of thing that happens in a struggle and it appears the case that something happened to trigger this,” Mr Dorrian said.“By the time he was leaving the Garda Station, he was no longer aggressive and he did all that he could to bring it back.“He was out on an evening with a lady friend and had too much to drink. Someone struck him without warning as he was leaving the premises. His demeanour was affected by alcohol and he engaged with the stewards.“He is otherwise well disposed and is in full-time employment as a fisherman. He considers this to be an aberration.”Dorrian has ten previous convictions and Judge Paul Kelly advised that he ‘would need to watch himself’.“He has an unattractive catalogue that shows a tendency for getting into too much trouble.”Friel was fined €200 and bound to keep the peace for 12 months on his own bond of €200.Judge warns Fanad fisherman with ‘unhealthy catalogue’ to ‘watch himself was last modified: June 21st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:FanadFRank DorrianJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMark FrielVOODOOlast_img read more

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The headers and the headbutt of Zinedine Zidane

first_img Zidane’s last act on a football pitch was to headbutt Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final 2 Zidane scored two headers as France defeated Brazil in the 1998 World Cup final Three days, three World Cup icons left as talkSPORT.com count down to the start of Russia 2018.The list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules. 3) Zinedine Zidane: France, midfielder 1998, 2002, 2006Who really knew what was going on behind Zidane’s inscrutable mush? He was the face of France ’98 who, despite a deserved red card for a stamp against Saudi Arabia in the group stage, returned to lead the hosts to glory with two headed goals as Brazil were trounced 3-0 in the final.Injury reduced him to a late cameo in 2002, but it was not the end.Having turned 34 the day France played Togo in 2006, and supposedly past his best, Zizou did not quite have his old zip. But this fleet-footed, visionary playmaker made the tournament his own. He hauled France to the final, scored a nerveless penalty to put them 1-0 up – and then, at 1-1 in extra-time, was provoked into smashing that monastic bonce of his into Italy’s Marco Materazzi.France lost on penalties and Zidane never played another football match. But, in a way, the tournament combined with that moment summed him up. He was the ultimate big-occasion player, with a massive pair of stones.Except for the times when he lost his marbles. talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit talkSPORT.com for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia.ICONIC WORLD CUP PLAYERS: No4. FRANZ BECKENBAUER, WEST GERMANY’S KAISER 2last_img read more

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THE RFL has revealed the final shortlist of Rugby

first_imgTHE RFL has revealed the final shortlist of Rugby League legends who are in contention for selection as the subject of the statue that will celebrate the sport’s long association with Wembley Stadium.Rugby League is the second sport to be recognised at Wembley, with football legend Bobby Moore the only other work of public art at the stadium, and some of the greatest names in British sporting history have been identified in an exhaustive search which began last November.After a public vote, a long list of contenders was considered by a series of specially-convened selection panels comprising fans, Rugby League journalists, coaches, players, national newspaper editors and MPs to produce a six-strong shortlist as follows:Billy Boston, Eric Ashton, Martin Offiah, Gus Risman, Alex Murphy, Group RepresentationThe RFL is now inviting the public to give their views on which of the above should be the subject of the statue before the governing body’s independent Board of Directors makes the final decision at the end of July. Once the subject has been identified, the sculpture will be commissioned with a view to unveiling it at Wembley before the Rugby League World Cup 2013 semi-final double-header at the stadium next November.Rugby League has been associated with Wembley for over 80 years with the first Challenge Cup final played at the stadium in 1929.  Since then some of the sport’s greatest moments have taken place on the hallowed turf, including Martin Offiah’s stunning length-of-the-field dash in 1994 which remains etched into the minds of all who witnessed it.Offiah is understandably elated at making the final five. He said: “It’s such an honour to make the shortlist. There were so many phenomenal players in the reckoning and to have been chosen ahead of them feels very special.“What an honour it would be to sit alongside the footballing legend Bobby Moore but if I’m not chosen I’d be proud of the statue whatever the result.“Wembley Stadium is synonymous with the sport and it’s right we should be able to celebrate all that is great about our sport there.”Alex Murphy captained three different sides at the iconic venue and has an unbeaten record at the stadium as both player and coach. Murphy is honoured to even be considered for the Rugby League statue at Wembley.“I am very humbled to be in the same list as Risman, Boston, Ashton and Offiah and to even be considered for the statue at Wembley is a great honour,” said Murphy.“It is a special venue for me and some of my greatest Rugby League memories have taken place at Wembley. I have been lucky enough to play on the famous Wembley turf more than once and even more fortunate to have never lost at the venue.“A match at Wembley is the most important in a player’s career, no matter what nationality, you always dream of playing at Wembley. So to have a statue representing the history of Rugby League at the stadium is a great accolade for the sport.”The RFL would like Rugby League supporters to provide feedback on the final five candidates by explaining who they think should be chosen and why, or if a group representation would better celebrate the sport.To have your say and contribute to the final decision simply email your views to [email protected] by Friday July 27. All feedback will be compiled and considered by the RFL Board before they make the final decision.To help you make your decision, video presentations for each player will be shown on The Super League Show throughout July with the first screened on BBC1 (regional) at 11.35pm. The videos will also be available on the RFL and Super League websites.The RFL Board’s decision will be announced ahead of the Challenge Cup Final which takes place on August 25 this year.RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood believes the search for a Wembley hero has underlined the depth of passion the sport’s supporters have for the national stadium – and for Rugby League.“Every element of the Rugby League family has embraced this important search and on behalf of the Board I would like to thank everyone for their fantastic contribution,” said Wood.“The calibre of candidates on the list is outstanding and the Board have a really tough decision to make. Before we do so, I hope all those people who have not yet made their views known come forward to help us deliver a statue which will make the whole sport proud.”last_img read more

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