Offalys Pat Teehan 35th Cathaoirleach Comhairle Laighean
Home / Offalys Pat Teehan 35th Cathaoirleach Comhairle Laighean January 26th, 2020Yesterday at Convention of Comhairle Laighean Offalys Pat Teehan was elected as Cathaoirleach.The Coolderry native becomes the 3rd Cathaoirleach from the Faithful County following in the footsteps of Sen Robbins and John Dowling. Speaking about his home club and his initiation into the world of GAA administration Mr Teehan said I attended my first club AGM at the age of 15 and it was there that I got the administrative bug. This may well have been ingrained in me by the lifetime of service that my late uncle Paddy Joe gave to club and county. I was also influenced by the regular visits to our home of county board Chairman Fr Vaughan and, on occasion, County Secretary John Dowling. Upon moving to Dublin to join the Civil Service Mr Teehan took an active role with the Offaly Association in the Capital first as PRO then Secretary and eventually as Chairperson. During this time he was proud to be involved in the organisation of 4 Post All Ireland Receptions.When eventually the opportunity to return home arose he took
Robertson beats Zhou 9-0 in European Masters final
Australian Neil Robertson captured the 17th ranking title of his career with a 9-0 whitewash of China's Zhou Yuelong at the European Masters in Austria.It puts the world number five, 37, level with Mark Selby on the list of ranking winners, led jointly by Ronnie O'Sullivan and Stephen Hendry on 36.It is only the second whitewash in a two-session ranking tournament final.The 2010 world champion's victory maintains his record of claiming a title every year since 2006.The left-hander made a total clearance of 128 to lead 4-0 at the mid-session interval and a second century, his 42nd of the season, gave him an 8-0 advantage at the end of the afternoon.Zhou, 22, who finished his final-frame victory over Gary Wilson in the early hours of Sunday morning to reach his first ranking final, looked set to avert a whitewash only to go in-off potting the last red and then conceding a succession of penalty points from a difficult snooker.Find out how to get into snooker, pool and billiards with our fully inclusive guide.Sign up to My Sport to follow snooker news on the BBC app.
USA - 47th annual March for Life takes place in Washington DC
The 47th annual March for Life took place in Washington DC on Friday . The world's largest pro life event , it all began in 1974 . On 22 January 1974 , one year after the US Supreme Court legalised abortion in the USA (Roe V Wade), Texas woman Nellie Gray , a World War II veteran , lawyer and Catholic convert led a crowd of 20,000 people to the Capitol building in Washington (home of the US Congress) to commemorate those who had lost their lives to abortion following its introduction . 47 years on , the March follows the same route and On Friday , For the first time in its history , the March for Life was addressed directly by the President of the United States Donald Trump . Speaking on stage at the National Mall on Friday , the US President Donald Trump told the crowd that "Every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting" ... " It is my profound honour to be the first president in history to attend the March