Maopa into 9s finals

first_imgAfter weathering an early storm in the opening minutes of the semi-final, Maopa Paio grabbed first points through inside centre Anthony Abavu scoring on the wing.Maopa Paio conceded a try right from the restart when Airi Uea shrugged off one defender and beat another three to score and level up.The score was left at 4-4 going into half time.The Mantas took the lead in the second half when grit and skill from winger for Api Beron to crash over the line.But the Manta’s lead didn’t last long after a perfectly placed kick gave Maopa Paio the ball back which saw them spread the ball out to wing for Belo to dive over to slam the ball down for his first.An unsuccessful conversion brought the score to 8-8. This brought the game into extra time.It took only the first minute in extra time for Maopa Paio to win the game as they looked to Belo who didn’t disappoint barging over on the wing to win the game.Maopa Paio will meet Tuhava Hunters in the Plate division grand final.In the grand finals this afternoon in the Pennant division: Rovanama (2) will play Wanigela Kavela.In the Bowl: Irupara GK will meet Lime Beach Stones.In the Cup: Bige Bote Trekkers Titans will battle it out with Rovanama (1).last_img read more

JUDGE WARNS MAN HIS OPTIONS ‘RUNNING OUT’ AFTER GARDAÍ FORCED TO USE PEPPER SPRAY

first_imgGardai were called to Gallagher’s HotelGARDAÍ were forced to use pepper spray to restrain a man who was so drunk he left women and children terrified.Shaun Boyle, who is 33, appeared before Letterkenny District Court on charges of being intoxicated in a public place. That place was outside Gallagher’s Hotel in the town two weeks ago – on July 3 – at 6.30pm. He was also charged with failing to follow the direction of a Garda.The court heard Gardaí were called to the area because of complaints about Boyle’s behaviour.He began issuing threats that he had dealings with Gardaí before and he would “deal with yous again.”He called officers w******.Boyle, from Apartment 5, 18 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, ran off to escape arrest and was so violent in resisting arrest Gda Garrett Monaghan had to use pepper spray to restrain him. He has 22 previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly noted that Boyle had appeared before him just four weeks ago and was given Community Service.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said Boyle was determined to end his addiction to drink and was now in the care of his parents and wanted to get proper treatment.“A fortnight before this incident he was before me. His options are closing down,” said Judge Kelly.He agreed that a probation report was needed so adjourned the case until September 18 to allow for the report and a report on Boyle’s progress on dealing with his drinking issues.JUDGE WARNS MAN HIS OPTIONS ‘RUNNING OUT’ AFTER GARDAÍ FORCED TO USE PEPPER SPRAY was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Defence solicitorFRank DorrianLetterkenny District CourtShaun Boylelast_img read more