Curacao goalie dies after cardiac arrest

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Curacao reserve goalkeeper Jairzinho Pieter died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday in Haiti while on international duty. Pieter, 31, felt unwell and passed away in the early hours of Monday morning at the Marriott Hotel in Port-au-Prince, where the Curacao team are staying ahead of Tuesday’s CONCACAF Nations League match against Haiti. Haiti sports minister Edwin Charles announced on Twitter that Pieter had suffered a “cardiac arrest” and died. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football expressed its sadness for Pieter’s sudden death and announced in a statement that Tuesday’s encounter between Haiti and Curacao will go ahead, with the Curacao players eager to play “as a tribute to their teammate.” A minute’s silence will be observed before the game as “the entire Confederation pays its respect to Jairzinho for his contributions to the game.” Pieter, who played for Curacao’s first division side SV Vesta, was on the bench in Sunday’s 1-0 home triumph over Haiti. Curacao goalkeeper Eloy Room, who plays for Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew SC, posted a video on Twitter showing the Curacao squad gathered around for a minute’s silence at the team’s hotel on Monday evening.Tags: CONCACAF Nations LeagueCuracaoJairzinho PieterSV Vestalast_img read more

Rathmullan Polar Plunge raises a cool €8,500 for Special Olympics Ireland

first_imgMilford Gardaí and members of the Law Enforcement Torch run committee presented a cheque of €8,500 to Special Olympics Ireland – the grand sum raised from the Rathmullan Polar Plunge.The donation was presented this morning to students from Little Angels School, Letterkenny, Regional Development Officer for the Special Olympics – Mr. Seamus Campbell and Ms. Clare Gallagher, Rathmullan Foroíge Club.The monies were raised at the recent Rathmullan Polar Plunge this month organised by Gardaí in Milford, Co. Donegal. The event drew a large crowd out to get freezin’ for a reason on December 9th this year, including members of the local Gardai, the 28th Infantry army battalion from Finner Camp, the RNLI as well as the public.Defence forces personell from the 28th Inf Bn take the plunge at the charity “Polar Plunge” in aid of the Special Olympics which was held in Rathmullan in North Donegal. (North West Newspix)Members of An Garda Siochana who participated in the charity Polar Plunge at Rathmullan Pier in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. (North West Newspix)Special Olympic athletes will benefit from the money raised to assist their participation and inclusion in sport.Gardaí in Milford would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made the day such a great success and even the big man in red made a special appearance arriving in style on coastguard helicopter Rescue 118.The Polar Plunge was part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run programme for Special Olympics. The programme engages law enforcement throughout the island of Ireland to champion acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. Over the years the Torch Run has evolved and now encompasses a variety of innovative fundraising platforms including the Polar Plunge.The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics.Known honourably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games.Annually, more than 97,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolising courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.The date for next year’s much anticipated Rathmullan Polar Plunge will be announced in January promising to be bigger and better! Rathmullan Polar Plunge raises a cool €8,500 for Special Olympics Ireland was last modified: December 19th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Milfordrathmullan polar plungelast_img read more