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first_imgLudlow Watts, manager of Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, defended the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) selection of Rasheed Dwyer to the team, while explaining the exclusion of quarter-miler Ricardo Chambers.Watts explained that Dwyer, who finished fifth in the 200m final at the JAAA/Supreme Venture Limited National Senior Championships and out of the automatic qualifying spots for his pet event, was added as a member of the 4x100m pool as a replacement for Andrew Fisher, who effectively gave up his spot after defecting to Bahrain.Chambers, who had battled his way back from years of injuries and setbacks, crossed the line in third place in the men’s 400m final at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships, which serves as the primary selection method for the World Championships.The athlete celebrated what seemed an automatic spot in the individual 400m, with the JAAA selection policy making provision for the top-three finishers with IAAF qualifying standards as representatives in individual events.However, Chambers was later disqualified for a lane violation, promoting Peter Matthews to the third and final automatic individual spot, with Edino Steele, Jonia McDonald and Dane Hyatt also promoted to the fourth – sixth positions.All three were, as a result, named as members of the 4x400m relay pool, with Chambers – who posted the third fastest time by a Jamaican this year (44.93) at the NACAC Championships recently – and a number of observers expressing surprise at his exclusion from the squad.Vacancy filled”In the case of (Rasheed) Dwyer, there was a clear vacancy because we had six places for the (4x100m) relay pool, but ended up with only five athletes because one person who had qualified in the top six at trials, (Andrew) Fisher, is looking to represent another country, so that left us with five athletes and a clear vacancy in the 4x100m,” Watts told Gleaner Athletics. “Based on the entry, you could not have gotten anyone else on the team unless it was someone for the relay pool.”He added: “In the case of (Ricardo) Chambers, there was no scope for him to get in because they already selected six athletes for the 4x400m pool, so he could only have been named to the squad if someone withdrew,” Watts explained.The JAAA selection policy states:”Athletes placing in the first four positions in the 100m and 400m will be named to the relay pool. The remaining members of the relay pool will be selected by the JAAA Selection Committee.”As mandated by the IAAF, athletes who are selected to run individual 100m/400m are automatic members of the relay pool.”Dwyer, who is coached by technical leader Maurice Wilson, also has wildcard considerations, having won the 200m at the just-concluded Area championships, the NACAC Open Champs in San JosÈ, Costa Rica.last_img read more

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first_imgFilm footage shot by the late Fr. Tommy Doherty will provide, literally in some cases, moving images from the past during the forthcoming Letterkenny Reunion.The films have been collated on D.V.D. by the popular priest’s nephew, Tommy Francis, and will be shown during the cultural afternoon on Tuesday August 4th in the Regional Cultural Centre.Reunion chairman Dessie Kelly appealed for a huge turn-out at the event which will see people return to the Cathedral Town from across the globe.“Tommy is particularly interested in having names put to the many faces on the films and we’re hoping that some of the old stagers in the town, such as Dan McTeague, ‘Gouldie’ McGettigan, and Muriel Kelly, whose wedding features on the D.V.D., will come along to help with the task. “There’s a big collection of events and faces incorporated onto the D.V.D. including the blessing of the Burmah houses in 1946, Corpus Christi processions, pilgrimages to Fatima and Lourdes, and many others events from the Letterkenny of old.“Tommy Francis wants to get people to name as many as possible so he can identify all of those featured on the film collection,” said Dessie.The Cultural Afternoon, initiated for the last Reunion in 2012 when it proved a great success, is just one of many events lined up between August 1st and 7th.Another hugely popular event is the mystery bus tour which will see a fleet of coaches, packed with locals and emigrants, departing from the Boys School at Convent Road on Wednesday 5th. Tickets cost 6 euro each but the destination remains a closely guarded secret! The tickets are available at Niall Callaghan’s shop on Upper Main Street and at Paddy Delap’s on Lower Main Street or from any committee member.The re-enactment of the Fair Day, which also made its debut in 2012, represents another stand-out feature of the Reunion and will take place on Monday 3rd from 1.p.m. to 5.p.m.The ever popular quiz night will be held later that evening at 8.30.p.m. in the Orchard Inn.“We have a whole feast of events and activities lined up and I would appeal to as many people living in and around Letterkenny to come out and support those events and the Reunion generally,” said Dessie.“Hundreds of people travel from abroad and all corners of Ireland to come back to the town of their roots and it’s always great that the townspeople are there to welcome them home,” added the chairman.Meanwhile, the Letterkenny Reunion is hosting a special flag day this Friday (July 24th) to help raise funds for the event. Passers-by are asked to give as generously as possible at the various collection points throughout the town. TOMMY’S FILMS TO ROLL BACK THE YEARS AT LETTERKENNY REUNION was last modified: July 24th, 2015 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:donegalFr Tommy DohertyLetterkenny Reunionlast_img read more

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