High School Athletics Championship Friday

first_imgTwenty high schools in and out of Monrovia are expected to participate in the 2016 High School Athletics Championship set for Friday, April 8, at the UL Fendell Campus. It was rescheduled from March 8, to April 8.The championship begins at 8: am and the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) said the championship would bring about 200 athletes in the one-day event.LAF Vice President for Technical Affairs, Frederick B. Krah told journalists over the weekend in Monrovia that the Liberian government has not supported the program.He stated that two prominent Liberians have donated two golden trophies and despite the financial challenges the championship will be held. Mr. Krah, who is the Secretary General of the LAF pointed out that they would strive and underwrite the championship to make it successful.
 He said the High School Athletic Championship is to encourage students in athletics and scout talents for clubs and the national teams.
”We will in our weak way solicit funds to stage the High School Athletic Championship on Friday and before then we will name and thank those who will contribute to our efforts,” Krah said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Krah has revealed that the LAF has been invited to the West Africa Regional Athletics Championship in Kenemah, Sierra Leone from April 23 – 24 and 20 athletes have been in camp for a month with seven to be selected for the trip.He indicated that Karder Anders, Liberia’s lone local based who qualified for the Brazil Olympics will be part of the team to Sierra Leone to train at the Kenemah facilities.
Meanwhile, this year’s World Athletics Day in May will be celebrated in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and participants will sprint in the 5-meter race.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ALL-IRELAND GLORY FOR DUNFANAGHY AND LETTERKENNY BOXING CLUBS

first_imgPaddy McShane.Bernie McDonagh.BOXING: There was All-Ireland success for both Dunfanaghy and Letterkenny boxing clubs at the All-Ireland Amateur Boxing championships last weekend.Bernie McDonagh boxing out of the famed Dunfanaghy club took gold after a string of superb performances over the course of the week.He defeated Johnny Watson (Belfast) courtesy of a 3rd round TKO in what was an explosive performance. In the semi-final, another controlled and assured performance from McDonagh gave him a (3-0) victory over Robert Wright (Tipperary)In the final he fought the talented Joe Daly, from Castlebar and it was an extremely close fight in the opening two rounds.However, in the final round McDonagh found his range and starting to land some telling punches.The judges gave the decision to McDonagh and won the fight (2-1) to take the Boy 1 36kg All-Ireland title back to Dunfanaghy ABC, much to the delight of coaches Eddie and Joe Harkin. Paddy McShane, from Letterkenny ABC also won gold – and he delivered a series of top class performances to take gold back to Donegal.Whilst his team mate Dylan Browne McMonagle took home a silver medal.A great week for Donegal boxing!ALL-IRELAND GLORY FOR DUNFANAGHY AND LETTERKENNY BOXING CLUBS was last modified: April 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:all-irelandboxingnewsSportlast_img read more