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first_imgFAVORED EIGHT RINGS GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN PHAROAH STAKES BY SIX LENGTHS UNDER VELAZQUEZ; TRAINED BY BAFFERT, EMPIRE MAKER COLT GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:45.41 RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER      ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2019)–Sent to the front out of the gate by John Velazquez, Eight Rings dominated proceedings throughout in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by six lengths while getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.41.  Trained by Bob Baffert, Eight Rings made amends for a disastrous trip in the Grade I Del Mar Futurity, a race in which he ducked in at the break, unseating Drayden Van Dyke as the 1-2 favorite.“I told Johnny V. to ride him with confidence,” said Baffert, who racked up his record ninth win in the race named for his 2015 Triple Crown winner.  “I thought he might be in front.  Johnny said let’s get him away from there, and he’s figured out this track.  He gigged him a little bit, but he said, ‘Wow, he’s really fast.’  He just got out there really quick and I was actually just watching his ears the whole way.“Johnny said he’ll be going good, then he’ll start looking around and lagging, and all the way down the stretch he was still looking around…My heart is still with American Pharoah, so I’m glad to see his babies are doing well.  I’m blessed and fortunate to get these kinds of horses.”Off as the 6-5 favorite in a field of nine juveniles, Eight Rings paid $4.40, $3.20 and $2.80.Owned by SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Frederick Hertrich, III, John D. Fielding and Golconda Stables, Eight Rings, a Kentucky-bred colt by Empire Maker, out of the Pure Prize mare Purely Hot, was trying two turns for the first time and now has two wins from three starts.  With the winner’s share of $180,000, he has earnings of $216,951.“He’s still not 100 percent confident in what he needs to do,” said Velazquez, who rode Eight Rings for the first time today and who won the Grade I Chandelier earlier in the day with Baffert’s Bast. “If he can put his mind to running, he’ll be a dangerous horse.”A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, the American Pharoah victory provides Eight Rings with a fees-paid berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.Trained by George Papaprodomou and ridden by Tiago Pereira, American Theorem, a son of American Pharoah, was second throughout and finished 2 ¼ lengths in front of Storm the Court. Off at 7-1, American Theorem paid $7.60 and $6.00.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Storm the Court was off at 19-1 and paid $8.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.72, 47.06, 1:11.71 and 1:38.11.last_img read more


Stop selling poison in schools

first_imgDear Editor,I strongly condemn vendors for selling poison to Guyanese schoolchildren in the form of soft drinks and energy drinks. These should be banned immediately.With this in mind, I commend Government Member of Parliament (MP) John Adams for presenting a motion, on behalf of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services, that schools should be “discouraged” from selling soft drinks in their canteens. I am going further to say it should be prohibited.But that motion is too soft, because it is not enough to discourage this practice. It must be outlawed completely.In his presentation to the National Assembly as Chairperson of the committee, Adams disclosed that the ministries of Education and Public Health were selling aerated drinks in schools. He said it was his committee’s hope that the Education Ministry would be able to do something to “restrict” canteens from selling such beverages.While I support the committee’s position on this issue, I respectfully disagree with Adams’s choice of the words “hope” and “restrict” while making his presentation in Parliament. I believe the slow poisoning of our children in schools is far too important to be dealt with by merely hoping for a restriction. It is time to get out of dreamland. The Ministry of Education has to ban this evil now.Adams’s committee also recommended to Parliament that schools promote the sale of “healthy, wholesome and nutritious foods” to encourage healthy eating habits, and also that physical education be mandatory in schools. That is good, but our children’s good health depends on how quickly the nation can move on from making recommendations to actually implementing them.In this age of information technology, people literally have at their hand’s reach countless sources of information about the poisonous effects of soft drinks and energy drinks on consumers’ waistlines and teeth. These beverages are packed with sugar and harmful chemicals, and regular consumption causes multiple health problems, like diabetes, heart disease, asthma and obesity, including flare-ups in temper due to the excess in sugar content and other poisons.Many are sold in cans that are coated with the chemical endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A (BPA), which is linked to heart disease, obesity, and reproductive problems. The artificial brown colouring in soft drinks is made using chemicals which, in US Government-conducted studies, caused lung, liver, or thyroid cancers, or leukemia in laboratory mice and rats.The average can of these poisonous beverages has 17 teaspoons of sugar and a huge number of useless calories. Drinking them greatly increases the obesity risk in children, and constantly erodes their dental enamel. Those with artificial sweeteners are worse; artificial sugars are linked to numerous illnesses and diseases, including cancer.Consuming these poisons can cause an addictive adrenaline rush, followed by a sharp downward mood swing, because the intake of harmful chemicals saps the human body of energy. The addictive highs followed by energy-depleting lows caused can take consumers of these beverages on a roller-coaster ride that eats away their mental well-being, especially children. They also reinforce bad eating habits.These beverages are poison, pure and simple. With all the information available today from credible sources about the serious harm these drinks can do to a human body, especially the body and brains of a growing child, it is obvious that Guyana has to ban the sale of these drinks to children in the schools. What more do we need? What is the problem?In my opinion, no one should be permitted to drink these beverages, but just as in the case with alcohol and cigarettes, a multitude of foolish people will insist that they have a right to consume them, although these persons know beyond a shadow of doubt that by doing so they are poisoning themselves. Let the adults poison themselves with them if they want to, but leave our children alone.The House of Assembly should ratify the motion raised by MP Adams and his committee and move to implement the recommendations without undue delay. I commend PPP/C MPs Dr. Vishwa Mahadeo and Alistair Charlie who made contributions on the motion.I urge both sides of the House to ensure that the recommendations of Adams’s committee are implemented swiftly. I also call on them to move on to even stronger action by implementing an outright ban on these poisonous beverages in schools and hospitals.Once again, compliments to MP Adams’s committee for being behind the presentation of this motion in Parliament.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Srlast_img read more


Morrison sets personal best one year after suffering motorcycle crash and a stroke

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Speed skater Denny Morrison is once again proving that he is ready to compete at the Olympics once again despite suffering several mishaps in the past year.The Fort St. John native set a new personal best in the 3,000 metres race last Friday at the at the Olympic Oval Fall Classic in Calgary. According to a CSC Sports article, Morrison skated the three kilometres in 3:42.21. The blistering fast time was despite the four-time Olympic medallist having been on the road to recovery for over a year now.Morrison broke both his fractured femur and a bone near his spine, tore a knee ligament, and suffered internal bleeding after a motorcycle crash in May 2015 in Calgary. After spending nearly a year recovering from the accident and returning to form, Morrison suffered a stroke on April 23rd and has spent the summer recovering and taking blood thinners.- Advertisement -Morrison says that the road to recovery has been incredibly tough, especially when it comes to not being able to over-exert himself. “It’s such the opposite of what my life has been like for the last decade as a high performance athlete which is very much go, go, go, never quit to being like no, stop.”Morrison still has a ways to go on the road to recovery ahead of time trials this season. His knee is still missing an ACL from the motorcycle crash from a year ago.With files from CBC Sports and The Canadian Press: read more


Poppen sparks Thousand Oaks

first_imgLorne Jackson kept Simi Valley somewhat close throughout the second half, as junior point guard scored 15 of his 16 points in the final two quarters. His 3-pointer with 2:13 left moved the Pioneers to within seven points. But Poppen answered with short jumper and then found Kane underneath for a layup to extend Thousand Oaks’ lead to 51-40 with 1:16 left. Brandon Simon appeared to be wide open for a 3-pointer on Simi Valley’s next possession, but Poppen came out of nowhere to block the shot, sending the ball into the front row of the stands to put an exclamation point on the victory. “Jake was unbelievable tonight,” Thousand Oaks coach Rich Endres said. Macias had 17 points and Kane finished with four blocks. Meza had 18 points for Simi Valley. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That was apparent from the outset, as Poppen scored seven points in the first quarter, highlighted by a breakaway two-handed dunk that electrified the home crowd and gave the Lancers (22-3, 11-2) a 14-8 heading into the second quarter. Simi Valley (18-7, 9-4) cut the deficit to two points after a Michael Meza layup with 6:06 left in the second quarter, but the Pioneers struggled offensively from that point, failing to score over the next 5:45. Alex Kane was largely responsible for Simi Valley’s struggles. The 6-6 senior came off the bench and blocked three shots, which led to easy baskets on the other end for the Lancers, who went into halftime with a 25-17 lead. Poppen took over in the second half, scoring the first five points of the third quarter and six in a row over a two-minute stretch to give Thousand Oaks a 41-30 lead with eight minutes remaining. “Jake has been there for us all year, so it’s not surprising that he came out and carried us,” Thousand Oaks senior guard Bobby Macias said. “When he’s feeling it, when he’s on, we’re tough to beat.” The 6-foot-4 senior hustled on both ends of the floor from the beginning to end, finishing with a game-high 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the host Lancers to a 55-45 victory as Thousand Oaks clinched the Marmonte League title. “Once the ball was tipped, instincts just took over,” Poppen said. “Things were coming to me easily tonight.” center_img Seemingly every time the Simi Valley boys’ basketball team attempted to rally from a double-digit deficit during Wednesday’s showdown with Thousand Oaks, the Pioneers ran into difficulty. And that difficulty was in the form of Lancers forward Jake Poppen. last_img read more


Everton down hard-fighting Gor in friendly

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Ronald Koeman fielded two different sides in either half with Gor also making almost wholesome changes periodically as the half progressed. It was the second Everton team that injected pace into the game and should have had more goals.Clearly, though Rooney’s goal might have stolen the show for the first half, an overzealous fan picked up as much highlight when he raced into the pitch in the 21st minute only to hug the scorer of the mercurial goal; Rooney.Draped in a Manchester United jersey, the young man raced from the stands and into the centre of the pitch, hugely applauded by fan taking much advantage of a short stoppage occasioned by the injury to Ernest Wendo.After getting a hug from the England international, the fan was carried away by the police. However, the stadium announcer said minutes later the young lad should be released through instruction from the provincial police boss.An overzealous fan races into the pitch just to get a hug from Wayne Rooney. He was immediately picked up by police. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluEverton head coach Ronald Koeman started a strong team with Rooney, new signing Davy Klaasen, Morgan Schneiderlin, skipper Phil Jagielka and the returning Aaron Lennon all starting.The opening 20 minutes of the match though were not occasioned with much action infront of goal each team taking time to settle into the match just passing the ball around with ease.The first effort at goal came through in the 13th minute with Rooney’s effort from a freekick being easily collected by Boniface Oluoch. On the opposite end, Wendo had a shot go wide from the edge of the area.The midfielder who had put in a shift in the opening minutes picked up a groin injury a few minutes later and had to be substituted for Philemon Otieno.After the restart with the pitch invader whisked away, Karim Nizigiyimana who had been impressive in the opening minutes of the match had two good chances but both went begging.He was first picked out with a great pass from Tuyisenge, but his shot went above the bar in the 24th minute.Four minutes later, a similar ball swung in by Meddie Kagere found him with acres of space, but he took a heavy first touch with Phil Jagielka racing back to cover.Jacques Tuyisenge attempts to win the ball against a sliding Ashley Williams. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut it was the visiting team who would break the deadlock and came the moment, came the man.Rooney, in his first match for the Blues since returning after 17 years struck a belter from the edge of the box, after being accorded space from an Olamola Lookman pass.Gor however replied just three minutes later when Tuyisenge sneaked in at the near post to head home a Nizigiyimana cross.Tuyisenge seemed to be in the mood and two minutes to half time, he struck a low shot inside the box after two stepovers accorded him space, but the shot was saved by keeper Martin Stekelenberg.Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge scores against Everton keeper Maarten Stekelenburg in a friendly match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Koeman brought in a new team that included Senegalese international Idrissa Gana Gueye, Leighton Baines, Kevin Mirallas and new signing Michael Keane. Gor brought on second choice keeper Peter Odhiambo and Timothy Otieno for Oluoch and Kagere.It was this second Everton team that would give Gor a run for their money.Quarter of an hour into the half, a combination of Musa Mohammed and Harun Shakava blocked a point blank effort from Gueye who had rushed to the ball on the right after being picked out by England Under-20 starlet Dom Colvert-Lewin.Three minutes later, the Senegalese came close with two ferocious shots from distance which were equally well saved by Odhiambo in Gor’s goal. Colvert-Lewin and the impressive Dowell had taken up the attack duties and were leaving Gor in their sixes and sevens.On the half hour mark, from a training ground freekick, Mirallas pushed the ball to Dowell at the edge of the box and he struck a sweet curling left footer which however came against the crossbar.Gor Mahia forward George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo attempts to take on Everton right back Jonjoe Kenny in a pre-season friendly match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThree minutes later though, Everton were celebrating the winner. Dowell picked up the ball from distance, looked up and with Odhiambo a few yards advanced off his goal struck a superb shot into the roof of the net.Everton continued to dominate with the Gor team further weakened with more first team stars pulled out.A swift interchange of passes inside the box between Mirallas, Colvert Lewin and Dowell found the latter one on one with Odhiambo, but the custodian spread his body nicely on the ground to thwart the effort.On the other end, Innocent Wafula was presented with a chance after swiftly pacing away his markers, but he could not make a final decision just a few yards off goal, with the backtracking Everton backline managing to deal with the danger. 0Shares0000Wayne Rooney takes on Kenneth Muguna and Ernest Wendo in a friendly match at the Dar National Stadium.DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jul 13- Wayne Rooney announced his return to Everton in Emphatic fashion scoring the opening goal as the Blues beat Kenyan giants Gor Mahia 2-1 in a pre-season friendly match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Thursday evening.Kieran Dowell hit the winner with another well taken effort in the second half as the Merseyside club began their preparations for the new season with a win.last_img read more


Boost for Arsenal? Schalke boss admits Khedira deal unlikely

first_img Sami Khedira Arsenal’s pursuit of Sami Khedira has received a boost after Schalke manager Roberto Di Matteo admitted it will be difficult for the German club to sign him.Khedira is out of contract in the summer and ready to walk away from Real Madrid after his first-team chances at the Bernabeu dried up.Arsenal are long-term admirers of the Germany midfielder and are expected to offer him a deal in north London – but face competition from across Europe to land him.One of the clubs keen on doing a deal for the 27-year-old is Schalke, who want to take the former Stuttgart favourite back to the Bundesliga.But now Di Matteo has conceded that they will struggle to lure him to Gelsenkirchen. He told Sport 1: “What coach would not want Khedira in their team? The door here is always open for him.“But he will be spoiled for choice and I think it will be very difficult to bring Khedira here.”Arsenal will still have to compete with both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund who are also interested in signing him. 1last_img read more



first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 4, 18, 24 and 29 125. There was one winner of Match 3 Numbers, Kathleen McCabe, Killybegs. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €3,100 and Match 3 is €60.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Margaret Campbell, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,000 on 49 calls.The club would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA NOTES was last modified: January 3rd, 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) Tags:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA NOTESlast_img read more



first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA News:Lotto ResultsNo jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 01, 03, 07, 10, 15 bonus no: 20. €100 winner Leo Blaney, Rosnakill and €50 winner Hannah McAteer, Kerrykeel. Next week’s jackpot €5,050.Gaeil Fhánada Reserves 2:16 v Killybegs 2:02 on a glorious Bank holiday Monday in Killybegs.Foireann Gaeil Fhánada: Oisin Blaney, Shaun Coyle, Michael Heraghty, Odhran Shiels, Eamonn Carr, Ronan McAteer, Ken Dempsey, Kevin McGonigle, Mark McConigley, Conor McFadden, Shaun McGovern, Joe Blaney, Ciarán Carr, Eoghan Carr, Brendan Friel, Martin McGrory, Declan Coyle, Ultan McGettigan, Tiernan Cushnan, Conor McConigley, Rudi Feenstra, Conor Carr.Gaeil Fhánada Seniors 0:09 v Killybegs 1:10 Foireann Gaeil Fhánada: Paul O’Connor, Conor McGonigle, Fergal ‘Sharkey’ Friel, Cathal Martin, Ryan McGonigle, Paddy Heraghty, Paul ‘Dougie’ Coyle, Jimmy Coyle 0:01, Kevin McElwaine, Shaun McElwaine 0:01, Michael Sweeney 0:02, Mark Friel 0:02, Niall Carr, Brian ‘Teddy’ McVeigh, Seami ‘Nanny’ Friel 0:02, Martin McAteer, Johnny Friel 0:01 , Brendan Friel, Frankie Sweeney, Óisin Blaney, Shaun McGovern, Ronan McAteer.Change of fixtures next weekend. Round 14 starred fixtures to be played.Gaeil Fhánada play away to St Nauls on Saturday. Reserves play at 5.30p.m. and Seniors at 7 p.m.Mná Gaeil FhánadaThe Ladies were out on Good Friday playing in the Comórtas Peile Gaeltachta. They had been drawn away to TermonB in the junior section of the competition. With Termon’s pitch closed the game was moved to Trialough. It was another windy day with very strong cross winds. But unlike their last day out Fanad got to grips with the conditions early on and had Termon under pressure for most of the 1st half. Going into the break 3-09 to 0-01 ahead. Fanad started the 2nd half slow but went on to finish the game with a score of 5-12 to Termon’s 0-03. This puts Fanad into the Gaeltacht finals in May. Well done ladies. Mary Sweeney 1-03, Michelle Sweeney 1-02, Deirdre Friel 1-02, Maríosa Friel 1-00, Shannen Sweeney 1-00, Hannah Shiels 0-02, Aoife McDevitt 0-02, Orla McGonigle 0-01 .Gaeil Fhánada U16’s had their first game of the season today away to Gweedore. Fanad found themselves down after 5 minutes 2-1 to 0-0 and they didn’t get level until the last kick of the game with a superb point from Fergus Hudie Friel. Fanad battled hard through out the game and special mention must go to Niall Eddie Neil Shiels who played his first ever game outfield and linked up well with Mark Sparky Mc Ateer and caused the Gweedore back line all kinds of problems. Fanad played with 13 players who are under age next year and can only be happy with the result. Man of the match was the towering midfielder Matthew Gallagher along with a superb team performance.Final Score Gweedore 4:08 v Gaeil Fhánada 5:05.Bord na nÓg & Bord na Mná Gaeil Fhánada held a very successful sponsored walk in association with McDaid’s Football Special on Good Friday morning 3rd April, from Kerrykeel walking to Rossnakill Resource Centre. Could anyone who hasn’t handed in their sponsor cards, please hand them in or contact Martin McAteer or Áine Coll by this Friday evening, thanks. NORTHERN BOARD LEAGUE QUARTER FINALS 2015ALL GAMES AT 6.45 PM (extra time in all games if required)FRIDAY APRIL 10th Division 31. Fanad Gaels BYE2. Muff v Cloughaneely3. McCumhaills Bye4. Naomh Colmcille ByeLEAGUE SEMI FINALS (extra time if required)MONDAY APRIL 13thTime: 7 p.m.2 V 41 V 3LEAGUE FINAL (extra time in all games if required)FRIDAY APRIL 17th @ 7 p.m.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA DEFEATED BY KILLYBEGS IN DIVISION TWO CLASH was last modified: April 7th, 2015 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:fanad gaelsGAANoticesSportlast_img read more



first_imgA young Letterkenny man has been jailed for six years after lighting a fire which almost caused a massive explosion at a local pub.John Gibson, 22, stole a car which he set on fire outside the Ard Ri pub in the Killylastin area of Letterkenny on June 15th last year.The flaming car caught the side of a gas mains at the pub which caused more than €6,670 of damage. People living close to the pub had to be evacuated by the emergency services as it was feared the gas mains would explode.Gibson had earlier stolen a van and a car from Glenard Park and was captured on CCTV committing the robbery.The van, which belong to a local carpenter, Patrick McMenamin, had more than €7,000 worth of equipment in it.Gibson, who had 43 previous convictions, was found sleeping along with two others in an unoccupied house in the Sallaghraine area by Gardai.A Nintendo DS which was also stolen from the house in Glenard Park was found at the scene.Judge John O’Hagan said burglaries are one of the worst crimes as people feel like their homes have been raped after they have been burgled.He said break-ins to homes make the owners feel like their “castles” have been violated.“One of the most horrible things is for a person to have their house broken into.“It is an intrusion into his castle and leaves them feel as though their house has been raped.“That’ serious but that’s how they feel – that their personal goods and sense of privacy has been violated,” he said.Gibson wrote a letter to the judge saying how sorry he was for his actions.He said he had never had a relationship with his father and was going to be a father for the first time himself in five weeks time.“I want to be there for the first time when it walks and talks,” he said.However Judge O’Hagan said that he has tried to do his best for Gibson in the past.“I know Mr Gibson and he knows me. I have tried manfully to cope with him and give him as many chances as I can – I regret it has failed,” he said.He sentenced Gibson to a total of six years and suspended the last two years.And he warned that if he came before him again he would be facing a much longer jail sentence.PICTURE BY SEAN MCHUGHEndsLETTERKENNY MAN JAILED FOR SIX YEARS FOR ARSON ATTACK AND ROBBERIES was last modified: July 16th, 2011 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:ARD RI PUBJOHN GIBSONletterkennylast_img read more



first_imgWell-known Donegal Dr Jim McDaid has spoken of his “absolute shock” after attending the scene as the doctor on call when Erin Gallagher’s body was found by her mother.The Letterkenny GP was on duty for the NoWDOC doctor call-out service on Saturday when the tragedy occurred.He said when Erin’s mother Lorraine returned to the family home after being out she found her daughter dead on the stairs and her 4-year-old son wandering around. “You see some things in this job and I have dealt with some very sad cases… But this was just a beautiful wee girl, a child. Of all the experiences in life, this must be the worst I have seen”.“She must have been so desperate that she didn’t take that (the presence of her brother) into consideration,” said a clearly shocked and upset Dr McDaid.“Then another sister (Shannon) who is a bit older than Erin was at a friend’s house at the time. So she had to be contacted and told that her wee sister was dead.“It is just tragic, it is awful,” he told the Irish Times. Dr McDaid said Erin’s mother Laura was inconsolable and completely shocked by what had happened.“She was just stunned that her wee girl was dead. I went back to see her later again, she just couldn’t believe what had happened to her wee girl.”Dr McDaid said he rushed to the Gallagher family home when the alarm was raised. He believed the emergency call was made at the same time Erin was discovered dead.“I got there straight away. I thought she had been dead for two hours at that stage.”He was aware of the strong suggestions that Erin was subjected to harassment and bullying online, specifically on the site, in the 24 hours before her death and in the period leading up to it. He was also aware of suggestions that she had been physically attacked. “I really hope the gardaí investigate this and in as much as they can (investigate) the people who were bullying her,” he said.DR MCDAID ON ERIN TRAGEDY – “THIS MUST BE THE WORST I’VE SEEN.” was last modified: October 29th, 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)Tags:Dr James McDaidErin Gallagherlast_img read more