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ND students cheer Irish on to victory

first_imgJunior Pat Vinett, who transferred to Notre Dame from Wake Forest, returned to Winston-Salem, N.C. for Saturday’s game hoping for an Irish victory. Vinett said he was cautiously optimistic about Notre Dame’s chances, even more so than many of the Wake Forest fans he spoke to. “I know talking to kids down there, they were expecting to lose by like 40. I thought it was going to be pretty close, that we were going to underestimate the ACC,” Vinett said. “I knew we’d win, but I thought it’d be difficult.” Despite the Demon Deacons’ stadium being less than half the size of Notre Dame’s, Vinett said the level of excitement was impressive. “I ended up in the student section, so I don’t know about general admission, but compared to whenever I’ve been there before, it was really loud,” he said. “They had fireworks going when they scored, it was pretty good considering the size of the stadium. It was packed.” While it was a farther trip from South Bend than Purdue or Michigan, Vinett said the Notre Dame turnout was surprisingly large. “There were a ton of ND people,” he said. “I’m not going to say there were more ND people [than Wake Forest fans], but I’d say it was pretty even cheering.” Despite having a friend on the Wake Forest team, Vinett cheered for the Irish throughout. “I was cheering for ND the whole time,” he said. “My buddy’s one of the wide receivers [for Wake Forest] … I was happy when he was doing well, but I was happy ND won.” Vinett said the highlight of the game was senior receiver Michael Floyd’s third quarter touchdown. “It completely sucked the life out of the Wake student section,” he said. Sophomore Ashley Barraza turned down the long drive in favor of on-campus game watch and said she was expecting the Irish to quickly lock in a victory. “I thought the game was going to be a blowout,” she said. “I thought we were going to go in there and dominate, that they’d put it away in the first half like the Navy and Air Force games.” She said the decidedly less impressive victory was due to a series of minor errors. “I thought the two interceptions were pretty bad, especially the one where they were in Cover 3 [zone defense] and Tommy [Rees] threw it anyway,” she said. “Just a bunch of fundamental mistakes we could have avoided … Wake’s not that great a team so we could recover, but if it were a better team it could have cost us.” Junior Andy Boes was also confident in Notre Dame’s odds at the beginning of the game. “We’re athletically superior to them,” he said. “It was just a matter of how much we would win by.” After struggling in the first half, Boes said the defense coming together later in the game was crucial for the victory. “The defense came up with some plays that were pretty important,” he said. Boes said he was happy with the win, despite the close score. “I would have liked to see a bigger point differential, but a win’s a win,” he said. “I’m hoping next week it’s not as close as it was this weekend, but I’m glad we can continue with some momentum.”last_img read more

Donegal Museum invites you to step back in time with “War! Hellish War!” night

first_imgDonegal County Museum in association with Pen and Sword Books invite you to the launch of WAR! HELLISH WAR! Star Shell Reflections 1916- 1918: The Great War Diaries of Jim Maultsaid on Friday 26 August at 7.30pm. There will be a short talk by military historian Richard Doherty and Barbara McClune, Granddaughter of Jim Maultsaid and the editor of’ Star Shell Reflections 1916′Jim Maultsaid’s illustrated diaries of his Great War service offer a unique and completely original perspective of a fighting man’s experiences. Jim Maultsaid was born in Pennsylvania in 1893 to Donegal parents who returned to Letterkenny, Co Donegal when Jim was a baby. He joined the British Army in 1914 and was badly wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. In his diary he wrote, ‘the most awful cries rent the night air…it was a shambles…it was ‘Hell’ with the lid off… ’.Jim survived and was hospitalised in England. Afterwards he was selected for officer training at Cambridge and was commissioned into the Chinese Labour Corps.War! Hellish War! is more than a Great War diary – it is a masterpiece of great historical and educational value.Admission free and all welcome. Please RSVP to Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Telephone 074 9124613 or email museum@donegalcoco.ie Donegal Museum invites you to step back in time with “War! Hellish War!” night was last modified: August 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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 County Museumjim maultsaidwar hellish warWorld War Onelast_img read more

CAR USED IN DONEGAL CRIME SPREE FOUND IN DERRY

first_imgA car stolen in Eglinton outside Derry and found abandoned in the Hazelbank area of the city is believed to have been used in criminal activity in the Donegal border villages of Muff and Killea.The border village of Muff.The white Ford Focus was stolen from the driveway of a house at Dunboyne Park  in the early hours of Friday last, 30 May.Several other cars were broken into in the same area around the time the it was stolen. It was recovered in a damaged condition at Barr’s Lane in the Hazlebank area of Derry shortly after 4.30am on Saturday.In the intervening period, it is believed it was used during criminal activity in the Muff and Killea areas of Co Donegal.It was also seen in the Rathlin Drive in the Creggan area of Derry at about 5.30am on Friday.Police on both sides of the border are keen to hear from anyone who can help identify the occupants.  CAR USED IN DONEGAL CRIME SPREE FOUND IN DERRY was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:carcrimedeongalDerryfoundhazle bankKilleamuffspreestolenlast_img read more