Death announced of Former GAA president Joe McDonagh

first_imgThe Galway native passed away yesterday at the age of 62 following a short illness. Mr McDonagh was president of Cumman Luthcleas Gael between 1997 and 2000 and was hugely instrumental in the development of the associationHe was also a senior hurling and won All-Ireland Hurling Championship with Galway in 1980.last_img

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Police Constable, friend injured in motorcycle accident

first_imgAn allegedly drunken driver found himself in hot water after the minibus he owns and operates collided with a motorcycle, seriously injuring a Police Officer and his pillion rider.The motorcycle (CK 461) which Police Constable Azad Fredericks was riding, along with his friend, Daniel Mondesir, at the time of the accidentThe injured men were identified as 22-year-old Police Constable Azad Fredericks, who is attached to the Alberttown Police Station, Georgetown, and 29-year-old Daniel Mondesir of Salem Village, Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).The minibus owner and driver, 62-year-old Lachminayan Ramnarine, of Lot 26 A Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara (WCD), is presently in Police custody, assisting with the investigation.Reports are that on Saturday about 19:45h, Ramnarine was driving along “Bus Shed Street”, Anna Catherina, when he allegedly switched lanes, causing his vehicle to collide with the motorcycle.As a result of the impact of the collision, both Fredericks and Mondesir were thrown from the motorcycle and landed on the roadway. They sustained multiple injuries about their bodies.Guyana Times was told that the injured men were picked up by public-spirited persons and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, WCD, where the doctor on duty immediately transferred them to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) after examining their injuries.After further examination by a doctor at the WDRH upon arrival, they were admitted.Fredericks is said to have sustained a fractured left leg while Mondesir is suffering from fractured ribs. In addition to those injuries, the duo also sustained several lacerations about their bodies.According to a Police source, a breathalyser test was conducted on Ramnarine, and results revealed that the minibus driver had alcohol in his system that is above the prescribed legal limit.His vehicle, along with the motorcycle, is impounded at the Leonora Police Station, WCD, as the investigation continues. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

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