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Toni Nadal: “June will be key in the future of the season”

first_img(Rafa Nadal gained his first ATP match in Mallorca in 2002 at the age of 15. That championship had 5 editions after which went to Valencia. Now, it’s a new event). Till now we had Spaniards like Feliciano López and Fernando Verdasco, amongst others. We had been in contact with high-level gamers, however the cancellation of Indian Wells (scheduled for March 12 to 22, it was the first event suspended by the coronavirus) simply arrived and all the things stopped. In the event you relocate at the finish of the 12 months, I think about that gamers will need to be in the most doable tournaments.What’s the key date to know if there will be a event in 2020?I might say that June will be a key month in the future of the season. Though the ITF suspension is till July 13, tournaments like Roland Garros (moved to September) and the US Open aren’t mounted in two days and should know this in advance. We’re ruled by the ATP, we can not make date modifications on our personal.Do you assume this marketing campaign will be resumed?Properly, for this I’ve two concepts. I perceive that it will be troublesome, as a result of tennis is a sport with lots of mobility, journey, totally different borders and it will not be straightforward. On the different hand, I additionally assume that nations will attempt to revive their economies when all that is over and return to normality as quickly as doable. Champions League, LaLiga … will resume the competitions so far as doable.How does quarantine occur?It’s onerous to see day by day the quantity of new entrants and deaths that happen in our nation. In my case fortunately all the things is ok and thank God the folks in my household are in good situation. Let’s hope that as the days go by, a inexperienced sprout will emerge that will make us see the gentle at the finish of the tunnel. Now at residence I dedicate myself to studying, entertaining myself (performs Parcheesi on-line along with his nephew Rafa), watch historical past documentaries and outdated tennis and golf occasions. The Mallorca Championships, of the ATP 250 class, was to be held from June 20 to 27, being the third ATP event in Spain, after Madrid (1,000) and Barcelona (500) however with the peculiarity of being the first in historical past on grass on Spanish soil. After the cancellation of Wimbledon, the Worldwide Federation introduced that there will be no competitions till July 13, leaving the Balearic event undated. Toni Nadal (59 years outdated) talks about new potentialities.Is the event suspended or is it only a postponement?It’s momentarily canceled. We’ve got to see how society is progressing proper now. In the event you can play all through the season, we will attempt to relocate.Did you anticipate this postponement to happen?Sure. Already with the passing of the days it was apparent that on the scheduled dates it was not going to be in a position to rejoice. We had been in contact with the organizers of Wimbledon to see what was taking place with the event, and as soon as it was discovered that this 12 months it was not performed it was apparent that the relaxation of the grass season was not both.Wimbledon determined on to focus his efforts on the 2021 version.It’s apparent, a event like Wimbledon you can not set up it in October for instance. The climate, the schedule … in Mallorca we’re fortunate that the climate situations are higher and there’s a wider vary.After 4 feminine editions, this 12 months the event premiered in the males’s class. Have been there any confirmed gamers?last_img read more

The Revenge of an Angry Dwarf (Part One)

first_imgDwarfs are said to be very undersized persons, unusually small and stunted. They live not among people in city, towns and villages but in deep and dark forests. In a certain county, in the days of old, there once lived many dwarfs in various hills, forests and mountains. Because of their presence in these hills, forests and mountains, the inhabitants of towns and villages surrounding where they lived, dared not venture to hunt or undertake other domestic transactions that could sustain them.  Accordingly, the dwarfs took to their heads in different directions in the south, north, east and west, respectively to fetch their daily food and other essentials for their survival. One of the dwarfs who had bowed legs, two strings of curly hair attached to his baldhead resting on his hunchback, black in complexion, with wide nose, big red eyes, took great pleasure in choosing to travel throughout the western part of the country.  The route in which the dwarf journeyed passed through a village named Yeapolu that was erected by a number of tribes. The dwarf’s journey continued for some time through the village which brought fear to the inhabitants. Yeapolu was built beneath a hill near one of the largest rivers in the land, with the population of over two hundred persons, including adults and children.  From decade to decade, the dwarf journeyed through Yeapolu without adding more fuel to his flaming anger against dwellers in the village. But the children of Yeapolu grew arrogant and did design, employ and exhibit methods to laugh and mock the dwarf whenever he was en route on his weekly routine every Friday.   Whenever the dwarf passed through the village on Friday, he would return the next Friday and at this time the children would sit waiting for his arrival in the village only to laugh at him. While enroute one bright Friday morning, the dwarf keenly looked at the surface of Yeapolu village and observed a wave of green grass that nearly engulfed its fabric as though no man lived in the village with cutlass to brush the high grass from around for a decent face-lift.  He also spotted children, ages from three upward, playing different kinds of traditional games. Sometimes when the hustle was unsuccessful beyond his expectation, the dwarf would spend the week  tirelessly hunting for his livestock before returning home on that Friday, with the little foodstuff in his kinjah he placed on his bony humpback.  While approaching the village about a few yards away, upon his return one day, with little foodstuff, the dwarf took a deep breath and landed the kinjah on the ground hurriedly with a flush of anger. He later backed his kinjah and took off for home. As soon as he passed through the village, the children who had earlier set an ambush for the dwarf’s return quickly saw him coming with the kinjah on his big humpback and bald head shinning like a star.  Mockery and laughter flew from the haughty children to hit the dwarf like a strayed arrow. Despite the children’s action the dwarf quickly entered the village without causing any stir, but he staggered backward in astonishment. He breathed hard, looked on the earth and in the sky and then controlled his anger and departed for home.The dwarf had several occasions plucked enough patience and told the parents of their children’s behavior.  “Please advise your children to desist from laughing and making mockery of me. They are seeking for future trouble when trouble doesn’t look for them,” he told the parents, but his advice fell on deaf ears. He looked in the faces of the parents and their children with anger and nodded impatiently and left the village. On another occasion, returning home from his journey at mid-day on Friday, the breeze blew wide across the surface of the village. The dwarf met with the haughty children’s parents and other inhabitants. He again acquainted them with the arrogant behavior of the children of the village against him. As soon as he landed with his talks, the parents and the inhabitants present didn’t respond, but rather the children looked at the dwarf and burst out laughing. “What! The children must be getting out of their senses by constantly laughing at me!” he exclaimed, “This is an evil behavior!” Unfortunately, the parents had no fear of what danger the dwarf could cause the the village, especially its children. None of them had any idea that one day a great   evil would befall them. However, the wind bore the dwarf like a leaf until his anger vanished into the looming clouds and he began his journey again.Thereafter, on another Friday, the dwarf walked for hours hunting for foodstuff but to no avail. As warm sweat rolled down his giant-side chest, he wiped it off with the palm of his hand.   Fortunately, he heard a rustling sound of a deer hunting for food in a nearby creek that ran into a large river.  Not wasting a second, he silently crept towards the deer and as strong as he was, grabbed the right leg and knocked it severely on the ground until it was killed.  Returning home with happiness, the dwarf’s weariness drove away from him like a clock, but he did not forget about the haughty children of Yeapolu village who constantly made mockery   of him whenever he passed through the village.  He arrived at a village and looked curiously at himself. He then laughed and immediately shook his head saying, “One day to come those who laughed at me would be roasted in a burning fire, as every long road has an end.”“It’ll be too late for the laughing children to repent when the right trump blows over the wrong they continue to do to me,” he said.   “I’m tired and can no longer sit idly and see the children laughing and making mockery of me,” he said in disgust.Finally, the anger of the dwarf broke loose and he called for all kinds of roaring, of beasts of the earth and fowls of the air in the forest and by the scores they, without much delay, answered to dwarf’s    serious call.  “It pains my heart and soul more than hot iron for the little untrained children of Yeapolu village to constantly laugh and make mockery of me when I avoid their company,” he informed the fowls and beasts he had called to hear his story.  “Go to Yeapolu village about three miles from here to the western region of this land and crush to death all children from three to sixteen years,” the dwarf ordered the beasts and fowls. Quickly, the beasts and fowls rushed to the village, as the earth shook like an earthquake which filled the ears of the parents, the children and other inhabitants. They could not  suspect the hungry fowls and beasts that rushed suddenly on them.  They attacked the children according to the dwarf’s order and clawed and killed them while their parents and other dwellers ran here and there. After the children received the wrath, the beasts and fowls returned with victory to the forest and reported their accomplishment to the dwarf.  “Thank you all very much for the job well done! The haughty children have gone to the dust of the earth from where God made them. There are no more mouths to laugh at me!” The dwarf lauded the beasts and fowls, and they departed for their respective locations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CCJ sets June 18 as ‘tentative’ date for ruling on No-Confidence cases

first_imgLawyer for Charrandas Persaud, Sanjeev Datadin-ruling in GECOM unilateral appointment case also expected-as lawyer responds to adduced Charrandas Persaud evidenceAfter some delay, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has finally set a date, albeit a tentative one, for ruling on the three No-Confidence Motion related cases before it, as well as the challenge to the unilateral appointment of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman.This is according to notices sent out by the court to the parties involved in the proceedings, as well as information from various lawyers involved in the cases. In a brief interview, Attorney for former Alliance For Change (AFC) Parliamentarian Charandass Persaud, Sanjeev Datadin informed this publication that the CCJ intends to rule on the consolidated NCM cases on June 18.When contacted by this publication, Attorney General Basil Williams also revealed that the CCJ is looking to rule in the GECOM case on June 18. The AG also confirmed that the court has accepted the new evidence he submitted in relation to Charandass Persaud.The “new evidence” has to do with comments made by the former AFC MP Charrandas Persaud during a recent Globespan live show, which Government is alleging purports to show he knew that as a dual citizen he ought not to be in the parliamentary chambers.Persaud had crossed over to vote in favour of the Opposition’s No-Confidence Motion against the coalition Government. The application was filed on the grounds that, among other things, there was no direct evidence of whether Persaud knew that he was unqualified to be a candidate and disqualified from sitting in the National Assembly.However, Datadin has since submitted a response on behalf of his client, in which it is argued that this new evidence does not reflect the full context of what Persaud actually said on the Globespan show. The affidavit filed by Datadin carried the full transcript.In the full transcript, Persaud recounts a conversation he had with Minister of Public Security and AFC politician Khemraj Ramjattan, in which the Minister himself sought to allay Persaud’s concerns about his dual citizen status by pointing out that other persons in Parliament held passports from other countries.As it turns out, at least four politicians have since resigned from Parliament due to them also holding dual citizenship at the time Persaud crossed the floor. They are Dominic Gaskin (former Minister of Business), Carl Greenidge (former Foreign Affairs Minister), Dr Rupert Roopnaraine (former Public Service Minister) and Joseph Harmon (former Minister of State).The casesFollowing the December 21, 2018, passage of the No-Confidence Motion against the Government, the coalition Government challenged the validity of the motion and after failing to get the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, to reverse it, Government approached the High Court.However, acting Chief Justice Roxanne George in January upheld the passage of the motion, ruling that it was validly passed with the 33 majority. This decision was then appealed by Government at the Appeal Court, which in March ruled via a 2-1 majority that an absolute majority of 34 votes was needed to successfully pass the motion.As a last resort, the CCJ was asked to finally determine these matters, with the cases being heard. The three No-Confidence Motion cases deal with Christopher Ram v the Attorney General of Guyana, the Leader of the Opposition and Joseph Harmon; Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo v the Attorney General of Guyana, Dr Barton Scotland and Joseph Harmon; and Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid, Dr Barton Scotland, Bharrat Jagdeo and Joseph Harmon; the last of which deals with Persaud’s eligibility to vote in the House.Meanwhile, the unilateral appointment case the CCJ heard on May 8 was brought by the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha, challenging the appointment of current GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson.Patterson was appointed to the position of Chairman of GECOM in 2017 after President Granger had rejected three lists comprising 18 names submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for the post of GECOM Chairman.Last year, Chief Justice (acting) Roxanne George had ruled that the Constitution of Guyana, in fact, allows for the President to unilaterally appoint someone to fill the position of Chairman of GECOM.Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe Caribbean Court of Justicelast_img read more

Rogers take win at 56th Annual Oilmen’s Bonspiel

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Team Rogers were the winners of the 56th Annual Oilmen’s Bonspiel at the Fort St. John Curling Club on Saturday.Rogers knocked out DRS Energy in the ‘A’ Event final in a fairly one-sided game. Final score was 9-1.Team Petron were the triumphant team in the ‘B’ event, Balon took first spot in the ‘C’ event, and Apex’s team were the winners in the ‘E’ event.- Advertisement –last_img

Wood, Prior have up and down games

first_imgBut Wood was dominant. Throwing 95 mph fastballs and sliders, the 2003 All-Star retired the Mariners in order in the fifth. He struck out Jose Guillen and threw 12 pitches, eight of them strikes. The Cubs’ former ace is trying to come back as a reliever following shoulder surgery on Aug. 31, 2005, that limited him to just four games last season. Lester back on hill Jon Lester pitched in a baseball game Monday. Simple? Perhaps. Special? Absolutely. Barely six months after learning he had cancer and just 2 months after his final chemotherapy session, the Red Sox starter stood on the rubber again. He looked at the catcher, threw a called strike and reclaimed his role – pitcher, not cancer survivor. “Just to get back and be normal again is awesome,” the 23-year-old said. Lester was better than normal after his major league debut last June 10 at Fenway Park. Lester won his last start on Aug. 23 then went on the disabled list Aug. 28 with a 7-2 record and 4.76 ERA. He was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a type of cancer in the body’s lymph system. Before the fifth of his six chemotherapy sessions, Lester received the good news: A CT scan showed he was cancer free. He began throwing Dec. 4, received his final treatment Dec. 21 and was in camp in early February, about two weeks before pitchers and catchers were due. Finally … Bobby Murcer is in great spirits and remains determined to return to the Yankees’ YES Network broadcast booth this year after having surgery on Dec. 28 to remove a malignent brain tumor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mark Prior’s return answered his own questions about his arm, but created some about his effectiveness. Kerry Wood’s comeback was far more reassuring to the Cubs. Prior, who missed most of 2006 during a third consecutive season of injuries, started for the first time since August. He allowed three earned runs and got just four outs before Chicago manager Lou Piniella pulled his expected ace from the Cubs’ 6-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday. center_img “I just wasn’t finishing my pitches,” Prior said, after throwing 41 pitches – 16 chest-high or higher. “The most important thing for me is this is the first time in almost 2 years I wasn’t more worried about my arm than facing batters.” last_img read more

FRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: ‘DON’T HIDE FROM TAXMAN,’ SAYS EXPERT

first_imgA DONEGAL tax consultant has urged some investors in Etic Solutions to take expert advice and come clean with the Revenue if they haven’t already.Letterkenny-based Niall Doherty was commenting after the latest revelations regarding the Ballybofey company and its boss Francois de Dietrich.Mr Doherty expressed genuine concern in relation to the tax, financial and health implications for investors in the scheme, and he was eager to voice sympathy with those who may have invested relatively large amounts of money in good faith. However he has urged anyone involved who may feel that they have tax exposures as a result of either placing untaxed money in the scheme, or as a result of having taken the proceeds from the scheme and failed to tax them, to seek expert professional tax advice from a Registered Tax Consultant as a matter of urgency. He told us: “I have been following this story on donegaldaily.com since the website broke the story.“I am sure most people have declared monies to the Revenue but sadly we have seen people in similar positions neglecting to face reality and when they are subsequently Revenue Audited – which is inevitable in a scheme of this magnitude and profile.“Not only will the Revenue authorities seek to have the original tax charge collected, but they will also seek to impose punitive interest rates for late payment of taxes, and they may also seek to impose a penalty which could be as high as 100% of the tax due. “We have seen in the past that tax liabilities of as low as €10,000, if left unpaid, could rocket to €80,000 or €90,000 once interest and penalties have been levied.“Naturally, this is a stressful time for the investors involved, but the Revenue have always treated taxpayers more leniently when tax irregularities are volunteered in a timely fashion. We would urge all taxpayers to please take this on board – we cannot stress this highly enough. “Living with the stress, anxiety and pressure of hidden irregularities can be severally detrimental to the health of those involved, and no one wants to see anyone suffering in this way.“Sadly we have seen this all too often in recent times, and people can suffer real anxiety and depression as a result. We do not want to see this happening to anyone.”Mr Doherty has urged anyone who may feel they have tax exposures or tax irregularities to contact him directly and he has confirmed that he will deal with all contacts in complete confidence. All Niall’s contact details are available on www.nialldohertytaxconsultants.ieFRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: ‘DON’T HIDE FROM TAXMAN,’ SAYS EXPERT was last modified: January 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

KELLY’S CENTRA: A LEADER IN PROVIDING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

first_imgFEATURES: A Donegal business has been nominated for ensuring that people with disabilities are given the same employment opportunities as everyone else. Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top, one of the busiest and most popular convenience stores in the North-West, have been recognized for their dedication to social inclusion by being nominated for the Zero Project. The Zero Project are a International worldwide project promoting best practice in all aspects of life for people with disabilities with a big emphasis on social inclusion.This year they are focusing their award on employment and innovative practices in the employment and training for work of people with disabilities.Kellys Centra have been nominated for these awards by a local community organization in recognition of the continuing efforts of the Kelly’s complex to ensure that people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as everyone else.This can be confirmed by the fact that people with disabilities make up over 10% of their total employment. Given that the Government’s target of employment of people with disabilities within the public service sector is only 3% – this shows Kelly’s on-going commitment to considering people with disabilities as potential and capable staff.The Government wants to double the percentage of people with disabilities working in the public sector.Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched the Government’s employment strategy for people with disabilities at Farmleigh in Dublin.The public service employment target of people with disabilities is to be increased on a phased basis from three to six per cent.Special public service competitions for people with disabilities will be arranged and alternative recruitment channels will be opened up for people with disabilities.Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister of State with responsibility for disability policy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin also attended the event. KELLY’S CENTRA: A LEADER IN PROVIDING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES was last modified: June 23rd, 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:BusinessDisabilitesFeaturesJob OpportunitiesKelly’s Centranewslast_img read more

Man dragged mother by hair to knife drawer and threatened to stab her

first_imgA man came home drunk, dragged his mother across her kitchen by the hair and then threatened to stab her.Paul McLaughlin appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with assault and criminal damage. On July 6th, 2017 McLaughlin came home from the pub after being drinking all day and attacked his mother Bridie at Uachtarach, Gortahork.This sparked three days of offences carried out by McLaughlin against his family.The following day he attacked his sister Mary McLaughlin’s car and smashed her windscreen after kicking it.And the next day he was charged with threatening and abusive behaviour at his mother’s house and was abusive to Gardai when they arrived.His mother had been left terrified by the initial incident after McLaughlin dragged her across her kitchen by her hair to a draw where knives were kept and told her he was going to stab her.A family member intervened and prevented McLaughlin for going any further, the court heard.The court heard that the accused, of Meenacung, Dunlewey, has 34 previous convictions and had served a three-year prison sentence for assault causing harm.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said McLaughlin had an ongoing battle with both drink and drugs.He had apologised to his mother and was now in telephone contact with her.Judge Paul Kelly remanded the accused on continuing bail to December and ordered a community service and probation report.Man dragged mother by hair to knife drawer and threatened to stab her was last modified: October 1st, 2018 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:donegaldragDunlewyGardaihairMOTHERPaul McLaughlinstablast_img read more

Breaking: Man to be charged with murder of British agent Denis Donaldson

first_imgA man is to be charged with the murder of former Sinn Fein member and British agent Denis Donaldson.Mr Donaldson, then aged 55, was shot dead at a remote cottage on the outskirts of Glenties in April 2006. He had been living there secretly since being exposed as an MI5 agent in 2005 but was then blasted to death on April 4th.Although a number of arrests had been made in connection with the overall investigation into Mr Donaldson’s murder, nobody had ever been charged.However, Garda Superintendent Michael Finan today (Wed) told the inquest, the 23rd adjourned sitting into Mr Donaldson’s death, that he has received directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case.He revealed “Acting on those directions proceedings have been instituted against an individual for the murder of Denis Donaldson.“A warrant has recently been obtained from the Special Criminal Court for the arrest of an individual for the purpose of taking him before that court, where he is to be charged with Mr Donaldson’s murder.“That is as much detail as I can provide in this matter at present.”Barrister for the Garda Commissioner, Mr Stephen Byrne said the issue for the coroner’s court was now the length of time the case should be adjourned for.He added that with any criminal proceedings they were erratic and nobody knew what was going to happen with this particular case.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said he was taking Mr Byrne’s experience of criminal matters and adjourn the case until September 23rd next year.Dr McCauley added “This is a case that has been going on for quite a while and there has been doubt expressed about the validity and veracity of the Garda investigation and I would like to commend the Garda investigation.“At all stages I have been comfortable that the Garda investigation has been active and I would like to compliment them and I’m sure the family would like to join me in commending the Gardai.”Solicitor for the Donaldson family Ciaran Shields said that it is no secret the individual charged in connection with Mr Doandlson’s murder is currently serving a long sentence outside of the State.He said he estimates that it will be at least a decade before he completes that sentence and will be extradited back to Ireland for trial for Mr Donaldson’s murder.He added that Mr Donaldson’s widow was now in her 70s and that potential witnesses in the case are also getting older.Breaking: Man to be charged with murder of British agent Denis Donaldson was last modified: July 9th, 2019 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)last_img read more

WELL-KNOWN BOXER HANGS UP HIS GLOVES FOR THE LOVE OF HIS SON

first_imgA well-known Donegal boxer has told how he had no problem hanging up his gloves after donating a kidney to save his son’s life.Hard-hitting Gary McCullagh has ate, drank and slept boxing from an early age since growing up in Raphoe.He won numerous amateur titles with the famed Raphoe Boxing Club before joining the pay for punch ranks. But now the dad of two has turned his back on the ring after choosing to save his son Christian’s life.“I love boxing and it has given me so much in life. But your family are your family.“I didn’t give it a minute’s thought when they told me I could give Christian my kidney but that I would never be able to box again,” he said.Christian was given minutes to live over four years ago after being born with numerous medical complications included under developed lungs, a leaking valve in his heart and was at the end stage of renal failure. His family bid goodbye to their little bundle of joy twice before they discovered the baby’s ability to fight for life.Gary, 36, said: “We said goodbye twice to him. He wouldn’t take to the ventilator in Letterkenny. An ambulance arrived from Holles Street, Maternity hospital in Dublin with equipment and he took to that.“He was then taken to Holles Street hospital and was put on life support there. After that he spent fourteen weeks in Crumlin’s Hospital for children. All in all he has had about twelve operations, probably more,” he saidChristian was told recently that he would have to have a kidney transplant if he was to survive and was put on a transplant waiting list.However, docs told Gardai he was a match but would have to wait until his son was old enough to take his kidney. Gary was told last month that the operation was going ahead and last week the father and son travelled to Dublin for the operation.“After the operation was over, my kidney had to be rushed from Beaumont Hospital to the Temple Street Hospital in Crumlin,” he said.Yesterday, while mother Aileen stayed by Christian’s bedside, Gary was at home in Raphoe.Gary admitted he was still was sore as he recovered from his recent operation. “We are delighted that he has responded well. I am very sore but Christian is running around. He will be in hospital for around three weeks,” he said.The kidney from his father will mean a new life for him, his wife and his daughter Rocha. Before the operation, Christian had to undergo dialysis five nights a week.During Gary’s time in hospital he was visited by Ken Egan the Olympian boxing champion.“I would know Kenny and he’s a great lad. It was great and very decent of him to take the time out to visit me.“I am delighted that I could give my son my kidney. A person can survive on fifty per cent of one, so I still have a full kidney. My operation took four hours and Christians took around six. I would like to thank surgeons Richard Power and David Hickey and their teams who operated on us both.”Because of his condition, Christian will never be able to follow in his father’s footsteps inside the ring.But Gary already has a plan!“I am coaching already and hopefully Christian will join me. He can never box but it would be great if he can be involved with me,” said Gary.WELL-KNOWN BOXER HANGS UP HIS GLOVES FOR THE LOVE OF HIS SON was last modified: November 2nd, 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:BOXERGary McCullaghkidney transplantRaphoelast_img read more