Astros beat Yankees, reach World Series

first_imgAPHOUSTON — Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees for two straight games after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Morton bounced back from a loss in Game 3 to allow two hits over five scoreless innings. Starter-turned-postseason reliever McCullers limited the Yankees to just one hit while fanning six over the next four.Combined, they throttled the Yankees one last time in Houston. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and their New York teammates totaled just three runs in the four road games.CC Sabathia entered the game 10-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 13 starts this season after a Yankees loss. But he struggled with command and was gone with one out in the fourth inning.Houston was up 2-0 in fifth when former Yankees star Brian McCann came through for the second straight game by hitting a two-run double after snapping an 0-for-20 skid with an ground-rule RBI double to give Houston its first run on Friday night.The Yankees, trying to reach the World Series for the first time since 2009, lost an elimination game for the first time this season after winning their first four in these playoffs. New York struggled on the road this postseason, with this loss dropping the team to 1-6.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cavs’ Derrick Rose out with sprained ankle Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 View comments Next up for the Astros: Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Houston aces Dallas Keuchel and ALCS MVP Justin Verlander will have plenty of rest, too, before the matchup begins at Dodger Stadium.Houston has never won even a single World Series game. The only previous time the Astros made it this far, they were a National League team when they were swept by the Chicago White Sox in 2005.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNow, manager A.J. Hinch’s club has a chance to win that elusive first title, while trying to boost a region still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.Houston improved to 6-0 at Minute Maid Park in these playoffs and became the fifth team in major league history to win a seven-game postseason series by winning all four of its home games. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Manning benching low point of a year the Giants went south

first_imgQuarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants and the offense leave the field after failing to convert a first down in the second half against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 23, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The benching of Eli Manning for the first time in 13 seasons is probably the low point of a season in which the New York Giants did almost nothing right.Let’s start with the decision by coach Ben McAdoo and management to sit Manning with five games left in the regular season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Whether Manning returns remains to be seen.“We talked,” said Archie Manning. Eli’s father and a former NFL quarterback. “Eli’s a big boy, he’s played a lot. He’s a tough guy. I’m very confident Eli will handle it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McAdoo, who showed talent as the offensive coordinator under Tom Coughlin, has failed to get the offense in gear for Manning the past two years. Manning is a pocket quarterback who has been hit a lot the past two seasons playing without a line, a running game and viable outside receivers other than Beckham.While the defense had most of its key players returning this season, something seemed to be missing. Steve Spagnuolo’s unit was very good at closing out games last season. In getting off to a 0-5 start, the defense failed to hold fourth-quarter leads in consecutive losses to Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and the Chargers.Even the special teams have struggled with punter Brad Wing having an inconsistent season and rookie placekicker Aldrick Rosas missing five of 18 field goal attempts and booting a couple of kickoff out of bounds.The losses took a toll on the players with cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins each being suspended by McAdoo for a game for breaking team rules.It led many to wonder if McAdoo had lost control of the team in only his second season and whether he would be back next year.Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch have to decide his future. Reese is almost sure to be fired.“This is not a statement about anything other than we are 2-9, and we have to do what is best for the organization moving forward, and that means evaluating every position,” Reese said in a statement Tuesday. “I told Eli this morning that an organization could not ask for any more in a franchise quarterback. He has been that and more. Nobody knows what the future holds, but right now, this is what we think is best for the franchise.”Former center and current NFL Network analyst Shaun O’Hara summed up the frustration of Giants’ fans.“It’s a gut punch to everybody, whether you’re former player, whether you played with Eli, against Eli, whether you’re a fan,” O’Hara said. “This feels like a punch right to the stomach. I’ve been sick, I’ve been angry. I’ve also been relieved because now Eli doesn’t have to go out there and try to win games with that shoddy roster and the people around him.” LATEST STORIES NBA: Seeing Wade in other uniforms ‘will never seem right,’ coach Spoelstra says Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sure, the Giants are 2-9, out of the playoff picture and they need to find out something about backup quarterbacks Geno Smith and rookie Davis Webb.Benching the 36-year-old Manning wasn’t the right thing to do, and it wasn’t handled properly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIf anyone doubts that all they would have had to do was see the tears welling in the two-time Super Bowl MVP’s eyes and the heartbreak his quivering chin displayed when asked how much this hurt.The Giants offered Manning the opportunity to start and keep his streak of 210 consecutive starts alive, but the 14-year veteran didn’t want to be part of a sham. If you start, you play to win, not keep a streak alive. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The wrong move has been par for the Giants, who were coming off an 11-5 season that got them into the playoffs for the first time since 2011.However, all the close games the team won last season, it lost this year.Injuries to Odell Beckham Jr. and fellow receiver Brandon Marshall hurt, but that wasn’t the reason the Giants, who have 19 players on injured reserve, lost this season.The Giants knew after last season that they needed to improve a weak offensive line and general manager Jerry Reese did little to do that. He signed guard D.J. Fluker when New York needed a solid tackle.The offense as a whole also needed work. Beckham was the catalyst and had no supporting cast other than Manning and slot receiver Sterling Shepard. The signing of Marshall as the second outside receiver proved to be a bust, and the line only occasionally created holes for the running game.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Hip! Hip! Hooray!

first_imgThe Trews, who now call Toronto home, lived up to their reputation as a great live act in opening for the Tragically Hip. The band has been a hit-machine since releasing “House of Ill Fame” in 2003, selling over 200,000 albums and sharing the stage with rock and roll legends like The Rolling Stones and KISS. Their last album, “Hope and Ruin,” was actually co-produced by the Hip’s bassist, Gord Sinclair, who joined them for a few songs last night. The Hip then came out in full-force, with lead-singer Gord Downie being his animated self, convulsing wildly on stage and twirling and tipping his mic stand. He even did a little crowd control, pointing out some unruly audience members to security, and demanding in no uncertain terms that the crowd look after each other that night. The music was spot-on, with the Hip playing many of their big hits such as “Courage” and “New Orleans is Sinking” that have become staples of Canadian rock. They often launched into dazzling guitar solos, and even melded a couple of their songs together for an extended jam, giving the enthusiastic crowd exactly what they wanted.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Championship round-up: Bournemouth move top after thriller as Birmingham hit Reading for six

first_img Kermorgant celebrates his fine free-kick 1 Bournemouth’s fine start to the season continued as they won 5-3 against Cardiff City in a ding-dong battle at the Goldsands.The home side took the lead after 39 seconds with Matt Ritchie opening the scoring after meeting Callum Wilson’s cross to fire past David Marshall.A crazy three minutes before half time brought three goals, first Harry Arter put the Cherries 2-0 up, before Kenwyne Jones gave the Welsh club hope, but it was short lived as the south coast club restored their two-goal advantage seconds before half time when Mark Pugh scored the goal of the game, dinking over Marshall to bring a breathless first half to a close.And the goals continued to flow at Goldsands Stadium in the second half with Cardiff reducing the deficit to one goal two minutes into the second half as Sean Morrison headed home a Peter Whittingham cross. Yann Kermorgant seemingly sealed the win with a fine curling free kick into the top corner, but the Bluebirds battled back again as Morrison bundled home his second of the game.The win was completed for Eddie Howe’s men when former Coventry striker Wilson fired home in the 89th minute to put the Cherries top of the Championship.Gary Rowett’s fine start to life at Birmingham continued as his side hit Reading for six at St Andrews.Paul Caddis and Demarai Gray both scored inside the first 11 minutes as the Blues flew out the blocks against Cardiff.Reading reduced the arrears eight minutes later when Glenn Murray, on loan from Crystal Palace, pulled a goal back for the Royals, heading Jordan Obita’s cross into the bottom corner. But their joy was to be short lived as Gray struck his second of the game to restore Birmingham’s two-goal advantage.  And Gray completed his hat-trick seconds before the break when he finished a rapid Blues break to fire home from David Davis’ cross.It went from bad to worse for Nigel Adkins’ men when Andrew Shinnie made it 5-0 just 32 seconds into the second half and David Cotterill made it six with a stunning free kick after 60 minutes.Brentford returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Blackburn Rovers thanks to goals from Jonathan Douglas, Andre Gray and Jota.Douglas gave Brentford the lead inside 20 minutes as he met Jake Bidwell’s ball and fire into the top scorer but before the break it was 1-1 as Blackburn’s giant striker Rudy Gestede brought Rovers level. The Bees’ went ahead ten minutes into the second half as former Luton striker Andre Gray put the hosts 2-1 up and Jota secured the three point’s midway through the second half.  At Carrow Road, a stunning second half display ensured Norwich eased to a 5-0 victory over ten-man Huddersfield.Murray Wallace saw red after 16 minutes for the Terriers but, after hanging on until the break, five second half goals from the host’s gave them victory as a brace from Bradley Johnson, and a goal apiece for Nathan Redmond, Cameron Jerome and Lewis Grabban fired the Canaries to seventh.At Vicarage Road, Watford secured another three points as they continue their push for promotion with a 2-1 win over Wigan.In-form Troy Deeney gave the host’s the lead before Chris McCann brought the Latics level prior to the break, but late on Deeney doubled his personal tally to hand the Hornets all three points.Steven Davies secured a late point for Blackpool in the capital as he struck an 89th minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Charlton.The visitors took an early lead through Chris Eagles before a Yoni Buyens penalty and a Jordan Cousins strike gave the host’s the lead, but Davies came to the rescue for Lee Clark’s men for the second week running as he struck a late leveller.In Yorkshire, Leeds United fell to a 1-0 defeat to Fulham as Hugo Rodallega scored the game’s only goal to give Kit Symons’ men a crucial win.Leon Clarke fired Wolves back to winning ways at Hillsborough as he fired home in the 84th minute to send them up to 12th in the Championship.Elsewhere, there were goalless draws at the Macron Stadium and the New York Stadium between Bolton and Ipswich and Rotherham and Nottingham Forest respectively.Championship results in full:M’boro 2 – 0 DerbyBirmingham 6 – 1 ReadingBolton 0 – 0 IpswichBournemouth 5 – 3 CardiffBrentford 3 – 1 BlackburnCharlton 2 – 2 BlackpoolLeeds 0 – 1 FulhamNorwich 5 – 0 HuddersfieldRotherham 0 – 0 Nottm ForestSheff Wed 0 – 1 WolvesWatford 2 – 1 Wiganlast_img read more

Man United transfers: January signing? ‘One of the most difficult players to stop in Serie A’

first_img1 WhoScored.com take a look at a player heavily linked with a move to Manchester United. Check out lots more Red Devils stats at WhoScored.com.Having been linked with a move for Juan Guillermo Cuadrado over the summer, Manchester United are supposedly set to firm up their reported interest in the Colombian once the transfer window re-opens next month. United are tipped to spend big in the New Year as they look to return to the Champions League and the acquisition of a player of Cuadrado’s calibre would send a real statement of intent to their Premier League rivals.Many believe the attacker has been the Viola’s best performer this campaign and his WhoScored.com rating (7.52) – the best of every Fiorentina player – reinforces this. Following Louis van Gaal’s decision to revert back to a three-man defence, the United boss could utilise a player of Cuadrado’s attacking quality.In his favoured 3-4-1-2 formation, Van Gaal has recently deployed Antonio Valencia as a right-wing back and while the 29-year-old impressed in the recent 3-0 win over rivals Liverpool, Cuadrado would offer a stronger attacking threat than his Ecuadorian counterpart.With the Fiorentina regularly deployed in a more advanced role in Serie A this season, Cuadrado has contributed to six league goals (three goals and three assists) for the Italian side. It’s a notable haul for a team that has scored just 20 league goals this season and is a marked improvement on Valencia. The 29-year-old’s assist for Wayne Rooney’s opener at Old Trafford on Sunday was his first of the season, while he is yet to find the back of the net for United in the league this term.Cuadrado’s greatest weapon in his arsenal is his speed and ability to carry the ball forward. The Colombia international has developed a statistically calculated WhoScored.com strength of ‘dribbling’. Only six players in Serie A this season are averaging more successful dribbles per game than Cuadrado (2.7), while that figure is better than every United player.Importantly, though, Cuadrado knows how to maximise his time in possession. Compared to all Manchester United players in the Premier League this season, only Ángel Di María (2.8) is averaging more key passes per game than the 26-year-old (1.9). Meanwhile, only Perparim Hatemaj (63) has been fouled more times in Serie A this term than Cuadrado (58). Opposition sides have clearly identified the Colombia international as Fiorentina’s most dangerous player and strive to limit his influence when he attacks, though that is to little avail.Once he gains a head of steam, Cuadrado is one of the most difficult players to stop in Serie A. In the 3-4-1-2 formation that Van Gaal has recently reverted back to, his offensive ability can be utilised and provide another attacking threat from deep. With an average of 1.3 tackles per game, Cuadrado does not shirk from the physical aspect of the game, which would help him adjust to the rigours of the Premier League.While a centre-back is likely to be a priority when the transfer window opens for United, they would be foolish to turn down the chance to sign Cuadrado should the opportunity present itself in January.For more stats on reported Manchester United target Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, click here to view his WhoScored.com player page Juan Cuadrado last_img read more

Jose Mourinho praises Arsenal defence as Chelsea beaten in Community Shield

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho paid credit to Arsenal’s defensive organisation after the Gunners’ 1-0 victory in the Community Shield at Wembley.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netted the winner with a powerful left-footed drive into the top corner midway through the first half.Mourinho threw on summer loan signing Radamel Falcao after the break but Chelsea struggled to break through former Blues stopper Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal.And the Portuguese conceded the Gunners were very impressive at the back, but he still thought his team deserved to win.“I thought the best team lost,” he said.“The team with more initiative, the one that wanted to play and create lost, but that’s football.“The team that defends very well, with ten players behind the ball, nine players in front of the box win, and I always think the team that defends very well deserves credit for that.“At half-time, I told my players the best team is losing, we changed a few details from a tactical point of view, we brought Falcao on as a target man and later Oscar, and we tried everything but we were not efficient with the chances we had and defensively they were very good.“With other clubs and other managers you say boring, park the bus, very defensive but I don’t agree with that. They were very well organised, very well defensive-minded and because of that top credit to them.”The result clinched Arsene Wenger’s first ever victory over Mourinho after a run of 13 games without a win, and the hostility between the managers appeared to continue as they failed to shake hands after the final whistle, something the Portuguese denied.He added: “It’s not true, you have to look at it. You saw me wait for them and shake the hands of every one that left the stairs just in front of my direction.”last_img read more

Probe urged of Baca’s ID practice

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “To prevent abuse, it is vital that only official law enforcement personnel have badges or IDs that may imply that the holder is a peace officer,” Antonovich said. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said the department welcomes any investigation of the practice. “We believe that we are not only following the ordinance to the letter, but also to its spirit,” Whitmore said. Sheriff’s candidate and Glendale Police Department Lt. Don Meredith said the situation warrants an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security or District Attorney’s Office. “I have real concerns when someone can use a badge to get behind security at the Burbank Airport,” said Meredith, adding that he wants to know whether the badge and ID card holders have been through complete homeland security background checks. Los Angeles County supervisors directed staff members Tuesday to review regulations governing Sheriff Lee Baca’s practice of issuing photo identification cards to civilian volunteers. The cards and official name tags have been issued by the Sheriff’s Department to a number of civilian volunteers who have contributed to Baca. But the items have led to special favors or allowed recipients access to secure areas that would have otherwise been denied, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said. Antonovich said he wants to determine whether issuing the cards to Baca’s donors violated any county laws. Baca has said he has no intention of asking the Homeland Security Support Unit’s 50 members to return their ID cards. “This is an election season, so people are going to be saying things to get their names in the paper,” Whitmore said. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

For the record

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A story Sunday incorrectly reported that Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez, D-San Fernando, and City Councilman Alex Padilla are running in the 39th Senate District. In fact,they are seeking the 20th District seat. A photo in Monday’s paper showing Sen. Robert Kennedy and Cesar Chavez was incorrectly dated July 28, 1968. In fact, the photo was taken before Kennedy’s assassination in June of that year. last_img

DONEGAL TEENAGER LANDS CONTRACT WITH BRADFORD

first_imgA TEENAGE soccer sensation from County Donegal has landed a chance with Bradford City.Carl McHugh, from Lettermacaward, was on the bench for the League Two side at the weekend away against Gillingham – but the Yorkshire side lost 3-1.The 19-year-old former Reading trainee can play both centre half or left back but wasn’t used in the away defeat.  DONEGAL TEENAGER LANDS CONTRACT WITH BRADFORD was last modified: August 20th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Suspended sentence for Arranmore man in 11-year-old assault case

first_imgA 46-year-old Arranmore man has been given a six-month suspended sentence after being convicted of assault causing harm in an incident on the island eleven years ago.Kieran Boyle of Leabgarrow, Arranmore, was before Letterkenny Circuit Court on a charge of assaulting Hugh O’Donnell on January 1, 2006. Boyle has been working in England for some years now and had been due before the court in 2009, when he failed to appear. A bench warrant was subsequently issues and he was before the court in May, 2017.O’Donnell, who is now 55, is also living in England and traveled back to be present in court, where he provided a victim impact statement.Garda McGowan said that on January 2 2006, Hugh O’Donnell made a complaint of an assault that had happened on the morning of January 1, 2006.Boyle and O’Donnell had been attending a disco on the island when ‘some kind of a row happened between them on the premises.’ After the incident, Boyle left the disco but O’Donnell remained.Later that night, as Boyle overtook O’Donnell’s vehicle. The men stopped their vehicles, got out and a scuffle ensued.A statement was read where O’Donnell described the incident: “He jumped out of the car and he went for me. He took a swing at me with his right fist. As he swung, I lost my footing and Kieran Boyle continued kicking me in the face. He was saying: ‘You fucking bastard, you pervert – that’s all you are.’”O’Donnell went to the doctor to be examined and was transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital, where he was found to have sustained a broken nose, a broken cheekbone and a broken eye socket.Boyle made a statement under caution, in which he said he was in John Boyle’s Disco in Leabgarrow and had been drinking Millar, Jack Daniels & Coke.Boyle claimed that he went to shake the hand of O’Donnell when a scuffle broke out in the disco.“All I can remember is us shoving one another,” he said. “I don’t know what time it was. It was getting bright when I left the disco and started driving back to Leabgarrow.“I turned the car and was heading to have the craic with a friend. I saw a dark coloured keep coming behind me. It came up at speed as if it was going to ram my car. I stopped the car in the middle of the road and got out. The driver of the keep got out and the two of us started throwing punches.“We fell on the side of the road, I got Hugh O’Donnell to the ground and punched him several times. I don’t believe that I kicked Hugh O’Donnell, but I gave him a few thumps. I got up from him and drove to my sister’s house to get cleared up.”Boyle, who has no previous convictions, was working in England for long periods of time and occasionally came home to visit with his family on Arranmore.Mr O’Donnell, in his victim impact statement, said that Boyle ‘showed no remorse for his actions’. He said: “To this day I feel intimidated by Kieran Boyle whenever we meet. I suffered depression after this brutal attack.“For two years, I had great difficulty sleeping and I had flashbacks in relation to the attack. I didn’t recover from the physical damage to my face for six months.“I just wish to have matter resolved and to try to get on with my life.”Garda McGowan said that he felt it would be ‘the best case scenario’ if the two men avoided each other.Barrister Kelda Doherty, representing Mr Boyle, said: “Mr O’Donnell entered into a relationship with the ex-partner of the defendant. It might have magnified or exacerbated any apparent feeling. He didn’t set out to cause violence.“He did seek to extend a hand in a bid to reconcile any differences. Mr O’Donnell refused to shake his hand. Regrettably the defendant responded in an inexcusable manner and a melee ensued. Drink had been taken and matters took an opportunistic turn. Emotions got the better of him and emotions overrode his senses. He showed a complete lack of self-control.“This was out of character for the defendant. This has caused the defendant a lot of embarrassment and the matter has been hanging over him for 11 years.”Boyle, who has a daughter on Arranmore, works shifts as a miner in London and works 12 days in-a-row on his shift.In the witness box, Boyle turned to O’Donnell to apologise, saying: “I’m sorry for what happened between us. I wish I could turn back time. I’m very sorry for what happened.”Judge John O’Hagan, noting that the case was historic in that it occurred in 2006, said: “There isn’t good feeling between these two men.“The island is very community orientated and relationships are closely interlinked. When trouble or bad feeling breaks out, it can be unpleasant simply because families all know each other intimately. Even though Mr Boyle has been out of the island for some time now, there is still a bit of tension.“I have no doubt that he wants to get it out of the way but I can’t brush it under the carpet. it is something that will live with him for rest of days. When drink is in sense is out, or indeed emotions.”Judge O’Hagan gave Boyle a six-month suspended sentence and fined him €500 on entering a bond of €100 of his own to keep the peace for 12 months.Suspended sentence for Arranmore man in 11-year-old assault case was last modified: June 28th, 2017 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:Arranmore IslandBarrister Kelda DohertyHugh O’DonnellJUdge John O’HaganKieran BoyleLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more