Dramatic collapse leaves India facing whitewash in ODI series against Australia

first_imgCANBERRA, Australia (AP):Kane Richardson took five wickets, including four in his last four overs, as Australia held on to beat India by 25 runs yesterday and extend their lead to 4-0 with one match remaining in the limited-overs international series.Aaron Finch made 107 and David Warner returned from paternity leave to score 93 as Australia posted a total of 348-8 after winning the toss and batting.India were coasting at 277-1 in reply in the 38th over but lost their last nine wickets for 46 runs, with Richardson taking 4-16 in a match-turning spell and returning 5-68 for the innings.Shikhar Dhawan scored 126 and Virat Kohli added 106, the pair sharing a 212-run partnership for the second wicket and seemingly setting India on course for a victory until the dramatic late collapse ended with the visitors all out for 323 in 49.2 overs.The pattern of the series changed slightly yesterday; India batted first in each of the first three matches and lost.Finch reached his seventh ODI century from 97 balls. It was his first against India and his second at Manuka Oval in the Australian capital. Warner was the main aggressor in a blazing beginning by the Australian openers, who rushed to 40-0 after five overs. Warner was out in the 30th over when he chopped a ball from Ishant Sharma on to his middle stump.Finch was out when Australia were 221-2 in the 38th over after he and Mitchell Marsh had added only 34 runs in 8.4 overs. The opener reached 100 with a single from his 97th delivery, two years after his first century at Manuka Oval against South Africa. Finch was finally caught off Umesh Yadav, skying a pull shot to Ishant Sharma at mid-on.Finch’s power-hitting claimed one notable casualty. In the 17th over, his straight drive hit English umpire Richard Kettleborough on the right leg and Kettleborough was forced to retire from the match. He was replaced by Australia’s Paul Wilson.Steve Smith hit the ball powerfully from the outset and reached his 50 from 27 balls.The Australians lost 5-37 to lose momentum before Glenn Maxwell hit 41 from 20 balls with six fours and a six, falling to the last ball of the innings.The fifth match will be played in Sydney on Saturday. – APlast_img read more

Arellano repeats as NCAA cheerleading champion

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Familiarity makes for smooth buildup for new PVL team Petro Gazz “That’s life, you win some you lose some,” said Rosario. “I’m still proud of the team and we will come back stronger next season.”The San Beda Red Corps rounded out the podium coming in as the third placers with a cumulative point total of 193.5 points, making it their best finish in its 14-year inclusion in the exhibition. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Chiefsquad displayed a near flawless and an almost perfect pyramid that garnered them a total of 234.5 points.“This is the product of the team’s hard work and we dedicate the victory to the whole Arellano community and our school officials who have supported us through thick and thin,” said Chiefsquad head coach Lucky San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Altas Perpsquad came in second as the nine-time champions compiled a total of 226 points.Perpetual head coach Ruf Rosario said he’s still proud of what his team had done but promised to take the title in Season 94. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arellano University ended its athletic season on a high note after taking home the NCAA Season 93 cheerleading competition title Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The win marked the Chiefsquad’s second straight cheerleading title, and third overall, but they are still behind by six trophies to University of Perpetual Help.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

Coordinating Committee needed to tackle judicial backlog – AG

first_img… part-time judges, voice recording systems still in pipelineThe establishment of a special ‘coordinating committee’, comprising representatives of the judicial system isAttorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williamsbeing touted as the answer to Guyana’s decades-old judicial backlog.This committee, according to Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, will meet regularly and give directions to varying offices in order to improve management of the various cases and ultimately reduce the mounting accumulation of cases, which is said to be mainly responsible for overcrowding of the country’s prisons.During a recent news conference, Minister Williams explained that there needs to be a holistic approach in dealing with the judicial backlogs, and the introduction of such a committee, along with other measures that are currently underway, the problem should be effectively addressed.“This entire legal system basically needs to be coordinated because what happens on one end affects the other. So we cannot resolve the prison issue unless we deal with the Police Superintendent… he deploys prosecutors… if they’re not properly supervised they can be responsible for a lot of backlog.You need to have a committee so that persons representing all aspects of the justice system would sit regularly and coordinate problems that they would understand… Magistrates should know that they should not remand people on offences that are ‘bail-able’ because you are going to overcrowd the prisons unnecessarily,” Williams posited.As part of the efforts to address the age-old issue of backlog of cases, legislation was enacted introducing committal proceedings to fast-track preliminary inquiries. At the Magistrate’s Court, an accused had to wait four to five years for his trial to be completed then a similar period before a judge and jury in the High Court, all the while languishing in prison.According to the Attorney General, when the paper committals were introduced, magistrates started applying them, but it was recognised that you were basically transferring the problem from the Magistrate’s Court to the High Court.The paper committal proceedings saw the prosecutor handing over the evidence against the accused to his attorney. If, after examination, it was determined that a prima facie (based on the first impression) case existed, in the interest of not wasting the court’s time, parties then consented to committing the accused to stand trial in the High Court.“It meant that trials kept climbing and the figures kept increasing rapidly… a judge would take about three to four trials per session which takes  three months… so we still have that problem right now and it has to be addressed,” Williams pointed out.Voice recordingsWilliams disclosed that moves are afoot to seek funding to install voice recording systems in the criminal courts (Magistrates Courts and High Courts) in an effort to speed up trials and ultimately reduce the backlogs.Currently, judges have to take hand-written evidence during hearings.“One of the things to determine if the witness is speaking the truth is that they look at the witness and judge the demeanour and veracity… how does the judge get to do that when they are busy writing down,” the Attorney General explained.He disclosed that US$327,000 is budgeted for this undertaking.Under the previous administration, the voice recording systems were installed in the Court of Appeal, the Courts of the Chief Justice and the Commercial Court of the High Court.The Legal Affairs Ministry, under the stewardship of Attorney Anil Nandlall, had intended to replicate the concept in the other courts to start the process of transformational change in the speed of litigation in Guyana.Part-time judgesAnother initiative aimed at addressing the problem is the introduction of part-time judges, Williams indicated.The ministry has allocated a budgetary estimate of US$49,020 to employ six part-time judges for a six-month period.According to the Attorney General, the exercise is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and it is still in the pipelines.“Once they approve the sums, we will start incurring expenses,” Minister Williams stated.Night courtThe reintroduction of night courts is another measure on the cards to tackle the issue of backlog of cases.Approximately $25 million was allocated to facilitate night court sessions.Initial reports had suggested that there would be five temporary Magistrates appointed to handle the night court.Presently, Magistrates open their courts from 09:00h and close at 14:00h, Monday to Friday.According to reports, the night courts would be opened from 16:00h to 20:00h, Monday to Friday.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh had suggested that this initiative would last for six months.Law reformGuyana has partnered with the IDB to implement the New Justice Sector Programme which is designed to consolidate justice sector improvements.The programme will see the establishment of a Law Revision Office and a revision of Guyana’s laws, updating them to 2015.Additionally, a Permanent Law Reform Commission with a Secretariat will focus on continuously examining Guyana’s laws and making recommendations on areas of reform.Judges, magistrates and prosecutors will also be trained in sentencing and the writing of decisions as part of a holistic approach to ensure efficiency within the judicial sector.last_img read more

No progress in gender equality in Guyana – UK Diplomat bemoans

first_img… says population lacks will to effect changeBy Vahnu ManikchandBritish High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quinn, has stated that there is an obvious lack of will in the fight against gender inequality amongst the Guyana population.The British envoy made this blunt assessment on Thursday at a press conference held at his Bel Air Gardens, Georgetown, residence. He pointed out frankly that during his two plus years stint here, there has been “no progress in achieving gender equality in Guyana”.“The reason for that is not a lack of will on the part of the Government but the reason is a lack of will on the part of the population, and the lack of will on the part of the people in the country to address the fundamental issues which exist,” the British High Commissioner declared.According to the UK diplomat, there are far too many men and women in the country who believe that practices in the past are still acceptable today such as women being treated as second class citizens, husbands hitting their wives/girlfriends or child.“…that is something which I think should bring shame to every man and woman who thinks that is acceptable so it is up to the population and the people to actually stand up against something which is fundamentally wrong on so many levels,” he posited.The UK envoy outlined that while treating everybody equally is obviously the right thing, it is beneficial economically. “You can’t develop a country if 50 per cent of the population find themselves in a subservient position,” he contended.The David Granger-led coalition Administration has been vocal about the fight against gender inequality, as well as women and child rights matters. In fact, back in August 2015, the Head of State revealed a five-point plan to promote opportunities for women during the inaugural ‘National Conference on the Gender and Development Policy.’Moreover, at this year’s International Women’s Day observance, President Granger implored the population to change their attitude towards gender equality. He had pointed out that while Guyana has made strides in terms of women empowerment, more efforts need to be undertaken to move the process much further, and much faster, in order to dismantle the structural impediments to gender equality so that Guyana can fulfil its commitment under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number 5, which is to achieve “gender equality and empower all women and girls.”“We have to change our attitude to gender equality… We can move much further by removing the barriers to gender equality by ensuring that geographic, occupational, political and racial differences are diminished. We can do so by empowering women by ensuring that our communities, committees, commissions and our councils at all levels are more representative. We can do so by providing more opportunities for women’s employment by developing small and micro industries in villages and communities and by encouraging corporations to promote qualified women to executive positions,” the President had stated back in March.He had also assured that Guyana will honour its commitment to empower women and educate and protect girls, particularly in four key areas: empowerment, education, employment and gender equality.According to the latest World Bank statistics on international levels of employment, the ratio of female to male labour force participation in 2013 showed that women globally are less likely than men to participate in the labour market, that is, less likely to be employed or actively looking for work.The World Bank explained that “female participation in employment is high and the gender gap low in many low-income countries where women are engaged in unpaid subsistence agriculture, although they are less involved in paid activities outside the household.Women also tend to be active in high-income countries, where over two-thirds of the female adult population participate in the labour market and the gender gap in labour force participation rates is less than 15 per cent on average.”The study placed Guyana at the 154th spot, which showed the country’s ratio increasing from 48.2 per cent in 2003 to 52.9 per cent in 2013. It was noted that while the figure is still lower than the average of 68.4 per cent for Latin American and Caribbean (developed) countries, it shows that Guyana is moving in the right direction.last_img read more

Morrison to compete in final World Cup event of season in Germany

first_imgThe final World Cup speed skating event of the year will be held this weekend in Erfurt, Germany, and Denny Morrison will be taking part as he’ll lace up the skates for the 1,000, and 1,500 metre races. His top finish up to this point this season was a bronze medal showing in the 1,500 metre in Norway in February.In a Speed Skating Canada release Morrison said, “This season just seems to never end. It can be hard to stay motivated for a World Cup once all the World Championship competitions have been raced, but knowing Speed Skating Canada has the confidence in us to send us back to Europe for these final races gives me a purpose to go for my best performances of the season and hopefully climb the World Cup points ladder.”He comes into the weekend ranked fifth in the 1,500 metre standings with 259 points. That puts him just two points back of third overall.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Carpenter stabbed during fight with co-worker

first_imgA carpenter is battling for his life at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) after he was stabbed twice to his body during a fight with a co-worker on Saturday.The injured man has been identified as 27-year-old Ajay Prittipal of Hague, West Coast Demerara (WCD).Guyana Times understands that the incident occurred just after midday on Saturday in Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara, where the duo was said to be constructing a house.Based on reports received, an argument ensued between Prittipal and the suspect for reasons unknown but quickly escalated.As the argument spiralled out of control, the duo began fighting but it was brought to an end by other co-workers who intervened.However, while Prittipal was in the process of walking away, the suspect allegedly whipped out a knife and attacked him from behind, thus stabbing him once to his shoulder.The victim attempted to block another stab but instead was stabbed to the lower arm.The suspect was again pulled away from the victim but managed to flee the scene as attention was placed on Prittipal.The injured man was picked up and rushed to the WDRH where he remains in a stable condition.The matter was reported to the police and an investigation was launched. The suspect is yet to be arrested.last_img read more

Ex-Real Madrid chief predicts tough Champions League test against Man City

first_imgFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says Zinedine Zidane’s side should be fearful of the threat Manchester City will pose in their Champions League clash.Ten-time winners Real are the overwhelming favourites to win the semi-final showdown ahead of the first leg at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.But Calderon expects the Premier League side to provide them with a tough test, telling talkSPORT: “It is going to be a very exciting match.“I wouldn’t say Real Madrid are the favourites. I saw Manchester City against Stoke the other day and they played well. “They are playing more like a team than ever and not relying only on some players like they did before in Aguero, Silva, Kompany and Toure. That is very important. “It is going to be interesting. Fans and followers all over the world will enjoy this match, no doubt.”last_img read more

LADIES FOOTBALL: DRAW MADE FOR U14 ALL-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgTHE draw has been made for the U14 ladies gaelic football all-county championship.Following requests from clubs for a new grading structure, teams across the county will compete this year in 4 league sections – two in Division One and two in Division Two.Games will be at weekends – and designed so as not to clash with the county’s two U14 teams this year which has 56 girls across both squads competing in the Ulster Championship and Ulster League. U14 ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE/CHAMPIONSHIP:GAME DATES:Week 1: Saturday, 2nd April.Week 2: Saturday, 9th April.Week 3: Sunday, 17th April.Week 4: Sunday, 23rd April.Week 5: Sunday, 1st May.Week 6: Saturday, 7th May.Week 7: Saturday, 28th May.Semi-finals: Saturday, 5th June.Finals: Sunday,18th June.• Homes teams to appoint neutral referees.• Games are 15-a-side on full pitch. Teams must follow county board rules for smaller teams; eg. 13-a-side / 11-a-side where necessary. See League/Fixtures Regulations document.Top 2 in each division 1 will play semi-finals of A Championship. Winner of North plays runner-up in South. Winner of South plays runner-up in North. Next 2 (teams in 3rd and 4th) play B Championship semi-finals.Next 2 (teams in 5th and 6th) play C Championship semi-finals.Top 2 in each division 2 will play semi-finals of D Championship. Winner of North plays runner-up in South. Winner of South plays runner-up in North.Next 2 (teams in 3rd and 4th) play E Championship semi-finals.Next 2 (teams in 5th and 6th) play F Championship semi-finals.All semi-finals played to a finish with extra-time if necessary.U14 DRAWDivision 1 North East: Teams: Muff, Urris, St Eunan’s, Moville, Termon, Milford, Buncrana, Na Dunaibh Week 1 – Saturday 2nd AprilMuff v UrrisSt Eunan’s v MovilleTermon v MilfordBuncrana v Na DunaibhWeek 2 – Saturday 9th AprilMoville v MuffMilford v UrrisNa Dunaibh v St Eunan’sBuncrana v TermonWeek 3 – Sunday 17th AprilMuff v MilfordMoville v Na DunaibhUrris v BuncranaSt Eunan’s v TermonWeek 4 – Sunday 23rd AprilNa Dunaibh v MuffMilford v BuncranaTermon v MovilleUrris v St Eunan’s Week 5 – Sunday 1st MayMuff v BuncranaNa Dunaibh v TermonMilford v St Eunan’sMoville v UrrisWeek 6 – Saturday 7th MayTermon v MuffSt Eunan’s v BuncranaUrris v Na DunaibhMoville v MilfordWeek 7 – Saturday 28th MayMuff v St Eunan’sUrris v TermonBuncrana v MovilleNa Dunaibh v MilfordU14 DRAWDivision 1 – South West: Teams Bundoran, Glenfin, A Ruadh, Four Masters, N Conaill, Ardara, Mac CumhaillsWeek 1 – Saturday 2nd AprilBundoran v GlenfinA Ruadh v Four MastersSt Naul’s v N ConaillArdara v Mac CumhaillsWeek 2 – Saturday 9th AprilFour Masters v BundoranN Conaill v GlenfinMac Cumhaills v A RuadhArdara v St Naul’sWeek 3 – Sunday 17th AprilBundoran v N ConaillFour Masters v Mac CumhaillsGlenfin v ArdaraA Ruadh v St Naul’sWeek 4 – Sunday 23rd AprilMac Cumhaills v BundoranArdara v N ConaillSt Naul’s v Four MastersGlenfin v A RuadhWeek 5 – Sunday 1st MayBundoran v ArdaraMac Cumhaills v St Naul’sN Conaill v A RuadhFour Masters v GlenfinWeek 6 – Saturday 7th MaySt Naul’s v BundoranA Ruadh v ArdaraGlenfin v Mac CumhaillsFour Masters v N ConaillWeek 7 – Saturday 28th MayBundoran v A RuadhSt Naul’s v GlenfinArdara v Four MastersN Conaill v Mac CumhaillsU14 DRAWDivision 2 – North East: Teams Carndonagh, Red Hughs, R Emmets, Convoy, Burt, Malin, Fanad, N ColmcilleWeek 1 – Saturday 2nd AprilCarndonagh v Red HughsR Emmets v ConvoyBurt v MalinFanad v N ColmcilleWeek 2 – Saturday 9th AprilConvoy v CarndonaghMalin v Red HughsN Colmcille v R EmmetsFanad v BurtWeek 3 – Sunday 17th AprilCarndonagh v MalinConvoy v N ColmcilleRed Hughs v FanadR Emmets v BurtWeek 4 – Sunday 23rd AprilN Colmcille v CarndonaghMalin v FanadBurt v ConvoyRed Hughs v R EmmetsWeek 5 – Sunday 1st MayCarndonagh v FanadN Colmcille v BurtMalin v R EmmetsConvoy v Red HughsWeek 6 – Saturday 7th MayBurt v CarndonaghR Emmets v FanadRed Hughs v N ColmcilleConvoy v MalinWeek 7 – Saturday 28th MayCarndonagh v R EmmetsBurt v Red HughsFanad v ConvoyN Colmcille v MalinU14 DRAWDivision 2 – South West: Teams Glenswilly, Killybegs, Dungloe, Gaoth Dobhair, Cloughaneely, N Muire, Termon B, N ColumbaWeek 1 – Saturday 2nd AprilGlenswilly v KillybegsDungloe v Gaoth DobhairCloughaneely v N MuireTermon B v N ColumbaWeek 2 – Saturday 9th AprilGaoth Dobhair v GlenswillyN Muire v KillybegsN Columba v DungloeTermon B v CloughaneelyWeek 3 – Sunday 17th AprilN Muire v GlenswillyGaoth Dobhair v N ColumbaKillybegs v Termon BDungloe v CloughaneelyWeek 4 – Sunday 23rd AprilN Columba v GlenswillyTermon B v N MuireCloughaneely v Gaoth DobhairDungloe v KillybegsWeek 5 – Sunday 1st MayGlenswilly v Termon BN Columba v CloughaneelyN Muire v DungloeKillybegs v Gaoth DobhairWeek 6 – Saturday 7th MayCloughaneely v GlenswillyDungloe v Termon BKillybegs v N ColumbaGaoth Dobhair v N MuireWeek 7 – Saturday 28th MayGlenswilly v DungloeCloughaneely v KillybegsTermon B v Gaoth DobhairN Muire v N ColumbaLADIES FOOTBALL: DRAW MADE FOR U14 ALL-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: March 3rd, 2016 by John2Share 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:donegalGaelic FootballU14 girlslast_img read more

Premier League round-up: Leicester seal emotional victory and Newcastle finally win

first_imgManchester United’s dramatic victory over Bournemouth set the tone for a pulsating day of Premier League action.Here’s what happened in the 3pm kick-offs…Cardiff 0-1 Leicester huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Latest Football News REVEALED MONEY REVEALED ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Everton defender Seamus Coleman definitively answered his critics with the decisive second in a 3-1 win over Brighton which saw Richarlison score twice.The Republic of Ireland defender, who missed 10 months with an horrific double break of his leg in March 2017, registered his first goal for 652 days.Coleman struck after Lewis Dunk’s header had cancelled out Richarlison’s fifth of the season midway through the first half, although the Brazil international had the final say when he capitalised on Dunk’s 77th-minute error to end Brighton’s mini-resurgence. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Coleman was back among the goals BEST OF Leicester City star Demarai Gray pays tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after scoring against Cardiff Ayoze Perez sealed a desperately-needed win for Newcastle 4center_img Ayoze Perez headed Newcastle to their first Premier League win of the season at the 11th attempt as Watford were made to pay for missed opportunities.Perez glanced fellow substitute Ki Sung-yueng’s driven 65th-minute free-kick home to claim a priceless 1-0 victory at the end of another testing week for Rafael Benitez and his players.Benitez had backed skipper Jamaal Lascelles’ call for a united front in the run-up to the game, and he certainly got it as a team which lost Yoshinori Muto, Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey to injury inside six minutes either side of half-time scrapped its way to the finishing line in front of a vociferous crowd of 49,157.West Ham 4-2 Burnley Felipe Anderson was the star for West Ham Leicester honoured the memory of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a 1-0 win at Cardiff.Demarai Gray claimed the 55th-minute winner to provoke an outpouring of emotion, both on the pitch and in the stand housing the visiting Leicester supporters, rarely seen in football.Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed when his helicopter crashed just yards from the King Power Stadium after last Saturday’s game against West Ham.Newcastle 1-0 Watford Felipe Anderson at last began to justify his record price tag by with two-well-taken goals guiding West Ham to a 4-2 victory over Burnley.It was far from plain sailng for the hosts, though, after they were twice pegged back by goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Chris Wood.Marko Arnautovic had opened the scoring but, despite a dominant display, they were never assured of the points until Javier Hernandez struck the fourth in stoppage time.Everton 3-1 Brighton no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 4 RANKED 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

TIME TO GET THE CHRISTMAS TREE….SEND US YOUR BEST PICTURES!

first_imgIT’S two weeks to Christmas – and time to get the Christmas tree up.And there’s probably nowhere busier than the special Coillte Christmas tree shop in Letterkenny.Located at the back of Charley’s Cafe in the town, there was a steady flow of cars on Sunday to pick up top quality trees. Our picture shows Micheal McBride drilling a hole in the bottom of a tree, before attaching it to its very own log holder.“It’s definitely getting busier,” Michael told donegaldaily.com.“Most people still love a real tree and that’s what you get here – a real tree grown here in Ireland by local people.“Some people have had trouble finding us, but if you are in the one-way system, take the next turn to the right after the turn for McDonald’s on the Pearse Road and you can’t miss us.” Below is how the tree ended up – not bad at all.We reckon Santa will love it.Now we want you to send us your Christmas tree pix!The winner of the best picture wins lunch for two at a choice of Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny or the Mill Park Hotel in Donegal Town.Winner will be announced on Christmas Eve. So get snapping!TIME TO GET THE CHRISTMAS TREE….SEND US YOUR BEST PICTURES! was last modified: December 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Christmas TreeCoillteletterkennymill park hotel donegal townMount Errigal Hotelwin lunch for twolast_img read more