DERRY BOOKMAKER ORDERED TO GIVE CASH TO DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL TEAM

first_imgA DERRY man who illegally opened his Letterkenny-based bookmakers shop on Easter Sunday has been ordered to pay cash to the Donegal Ladies U-14 football team.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that gardai observed customers entering and leaving McBride Racing in the town on April 20 last year.Owner Thomas McBride, Kingsfort Park, Culmore, Derry, admitted a charge of breaching betting laws. His solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin said the 74-year-old had no previous convictions and new legislation introduced in January past now allows betting on Easter Sundays at bookies.“Unfortunately my client jumped the flag on this one,” said Mr McLaughlin (a Buncrana man and Donegal fan).He pointed out that the maximum fine under 1931 legislation was 50 punts (or €60) and his client would be glad to make a charitable donation to avoid a conviction.“I’m told there is a horse running later today at Cheltenham called Girly Girl and perhaps a wager on that could help a charity. It’s 5/1,” said Mr McLaughlin.Judge Paul Kelly shook head, remarking that he wasn’t a gambling man.The judge asked if Mr McBride would be willing to make a €100 donation to the Donegal U14 football team instead of recording a conviction.The bookmaker replied: “I’d be delighted to.”(Girly Girl finished 3rd in the 5.30pm race at Cheltenham. Those in court who took a note of the horse’s name may well be out of pocket).DERRY BOOKMAKER ORDERED TO GIVE CASH TO DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL TEAM was last modified: April 16th, 2015 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:Donegal U14sgirls footballMcBride Racinglast_img read more

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first_imgThe Cardinals beat the Cowboys 19-13 Sunday in front of a sold outcrowd at University of Phoenix Stadium. Whether the majority of fanswere wearing blue and silver or Cardinal red is up for debate. Either way, it was the Cardinals fans that left the building smiling ear-to-ear after a LaRod Stephens-Howling touchdown in overtime. “Yeah, just like the coach called it. It felt great to get my name called atthe end of the game,” Stephens-Howling said. “He told me he was goingto be coming to me and we had guys blocking down field and that’s whatgot me to the end zone.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The game-winning 52-yard reception for a touchdown was LSH’s onlycatch of the game but head coach Ken Whisenhunt knows he’s a big partof their offense despite being small in stature. “Good player. Came up huge for us in our last two games. You know itjust goes to show that sometimes great things come in small packages,and he made some good plays for us,” Whisenhunt said.The 5-foot-7, 185 pound running back did contribute in other ways aswell. He recorded two rushes for 16 yards and three kick returns for atotal of 66 yards. Next up for LSH and the Cardinals…the 49ers on Sunday. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments   Share   center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more