The Fort St. John Formula Powell midget Flyers were in Grande Prairie on Saturday. It was a successful road trip for the Flyers as they were able to bring home two points in the standings following a 5-3 victory.The Flyers fell behind almost immediately after the opening faceoff. Grande Prairie took the lead just 11 seconds into the game. Fort St. John tied the game six minutes in, however they fell behind again shortly after.Trailing in the second period, the Flyers had themselves a solid middle frame. They scored in the opening minute, and tallied another two goals in the second half of the period in a span of 2:32 to take a two goal lead to the dressing room.- Advertisement -As the final 20 minutes got underway Grande Prairie closed to within one, however Fort St. John restored their two goal advantage a minute and a half later to close out the scoring.Finding the back of the net for the Flyers were Ryan Young (2), Lane De Rose (2), and Lance Aylward. Austin Craig got the start in goal for the Flyers.
Come the final whistle after today’s All Ireland quarter final, the respective Walsh households will be a difficult place to live for certain members of the family. Donegal women Roisin and Caroline Walsh just happen to be married to Kerry brothers Justin and Diarmuid Walsh.But they have refused to follow the Kingdom and will be proudly wearing the green and gold of Tir Chonaill today.Justin and Caroline (nee Sweeney) both work in Letterkenny IT while his brother Diarmuid and wife Roisin are both teachers in Inishowen.Both families have just returned from holidaying in the Kingdom but will be travelling to Croke Park today to support their teams. While in Kerry, Caroline, who is on the Committee for Relay for Life Donegal, met up with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Donegal Association of Kerry, who are keen to offer their support for Relay for Life by promoting and selling the Daniel O’Donnell’s CD (I’ll see this journey through) on the committees behalf and are also putting plans in place to organise a fundraising event for Relay for Life Donegal 2013.The Association was founded in March 2011 by Sean Gallagher.Living in Killorglin with his wife Mary, the Inver native is having great sport with the people of Kerry. With over 100 members the Donegal Association of Kerry is enjoying the tribal banter in all corners of the county this week as today’s showdown looms.“I think it is any team’s game and it is going to be tight. We are a farly tight-knit community here in Kerry alright, we’d have to be in a week like this, but the craic is mighty,” said Sean.Included in the picture are Sean Gallagher (back row – second in from right hand side), Kieran Boyle (back row on left hand side), Bridget Moore (formerly McElhinney, Creeslough) with her husband John from Causeway, Co Kerry. Bridget’s nephew, Martin McElhinney is on the Donegal panel for Sunday which makes it all the more exciting but although John would love to see Martin getting a medal, he will definitely be cheering for Kerry on the day! Also included of course are The Walsh families – Justin and Caroline with kids Sarah and Darragh (wearing Kerry Jerseys!!) and Diarmuid and Roisin with kids, Donal, Aoife and Michael (wearing Donegal Jerseys). FAMILY VALUES – WHY DONEGAL’S KERRYMEN MAY BE SLEEPING IN THE SPARE ROOM! was last modified: August 5th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)
A man who turned to a life of crime after his father was murdered by the IRA has been jailed for three years after going on a crime spree in Co Donegal.Gary Brodie had to be extradited back to Ireland from Scotland to face charges of assault, robbery and criminal damage in September. The 33-year-old fought the extradition claiming he would be killed by the IRA if he was brought back to Ireland.Brodie, who has been in Castlerea Prison since September, pleaded guilty to all charges put before him at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.There was heavy security at the court after Brodie had spat at and had threatened a Detective during a previous sitting.Detective Garda Michael Galvin gave evidence of bringing Brodie back to Ireland to face the charges.He was charged with a number of offenses going back to 2007 and 2008.They include smashing windows in the Anglers Haven Bar in Kilmacrennan on May 26th, 2007 in which more than €1,000 of damage was caused.In November of the same year Brodie and two other men robbed another man at the Ramada Hotel in Letterkenny.The three men had been socialising with another man, Sean McCullough, who had told them he had recently come into some money.When they left the hotel the three men assaulted Mr.McCullough, pinned him to the ground, robbed him of jewellery and also more than £2,000 in sterling.On August 1st, 2007, Brodie admitted to viciously assaulting Seamus Cunningham in Voodoo Nightclub in Letterkenny.There had been an altercation in a toilet with a friend of Brodie’s and when he came out, Brodie broke a bottle over his head and then stabbed him with it.On March 5th, 2008, Brodie again used a broken bottle to stab two other men when an altercation broke out at Burnside Apartments in Letterkenny.The court was told that four witnesses in the various cases had declined to come to court to make victim impact statements.Defence barristers Fiona Crawford and Peter Nolan both said that Brodie had turned to crime after not being able to deal with the disappearance of his father when he was aged just ten years.He was on anti-depressants in Castlerea Prison and was a “stranger in a strange land” because of religious background and not being Irish.Judge John Aylmer said he was reluctantly imposing a series of concurrent sentences on Brodie.He sentenced him to a total of three years in prison but backdated to June when Brodie was taken into custody in Scotland.Man whose father was murdered by IRA went on crime spree in Donegal was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:donegalGary BrodieScotland