Rose Bowl Legacy Connections Announces Naming of the Keith Jackson Broadcast Center at the Rose Bowl Stadium

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Newscenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Keith Jackson. Photo courtesy Rose Bowl Stadium“Well, this is the Mecca. This is the mansion at the end of the Yellow Brick Road. For everybody who’s a college football fan, this is where you want to come – the Rose Bowl in sunny Pasadena.” ~Keith Jackson, The Ultimate Voice of College FootballRose Bowl Legacy Connections, the non-profit arm of the Rose Bowl Stadium, has announced that the broadcast level inside of the Terry Donahue Pavilion in the Rose Bowl Stadium will be formally dedicated as the Keith Jackson Broadcast Center in the Terry Donahue Pavilion in a private ceremony in early December.Before retiring in 2006, Jackson broadcast fifteen Rose Bowl games, more than any other broadcaster in the history of the storied game. His last broadcast was arguably one of his most memorable — the historic BCS National Championship tilt between USC and Texas, which culminated with Longhorns’ quarterback Vince Young scoring the winning touchdown with less than a minute to go.“This place is one of the more important places in my entire life and my imagination,” said Jackson. To be part of it for history, myself and the whole family is honored and thrilled.”A small group of private donors, led by the vision of campaign co-chairs Ron Okum and Coach Harvey Hyde (Pasadena City College 1970-81, UNLV 1982-85, Long Beach State 1990), contributed funds over the past five months to support the naming in Keith’s honor. Country music superstar Kenny Chesney, who played the first country music concert in the venue’s storied history in July 2015, was one of the contributors to the campaign. In addition, the Tournament of Roses, a long-time partner of the Stadium, who hosts the annual Rose Bowl Game on January 1st, made a key philanthropic contribution to this campaign.Keith Jackson (2). Photo courtesy Rose Bowl Stadium“Keith Jackson will always be synonymous with big time college football,” said Chesney of the legendary broadcaster. “He did more than just call the games. He brought people together in a way nobody else could. Decades of families and fathers and sons every Saturday afternoon. You knew if Keith was calling the game that it was a big game and he had a way of making you feel the excitement of every play.”With his distinctive voice, Keith covered a variety of sports during his fifty-year career including college football, the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA, boxing, auto racing, the PGA Tour, the United States Football League and the Olympic Games. Keith also covered the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco with Walter Cronkite and became the first American sports announcer to broadcast an event from the Soviet Union in 1958 – a crew race between the Washington Huskies and a Soviet team.He was credited with nicknaming the Rose Bowl, ‘The Granddaddy of Them All” and Michigan Stadium as “The Big House,” two phrases that are now entrenched in college football lexicon.“The Rose Bowl Stadium is truly grateful to be able to honor Keith’s legacy with this naming,” said Rose Bowl General Manager Darryl Dunn. “As the voice of ultimate authority in college football, we’re proud to share this moment with all of the fans and rightfully add Keith’s legacy to the growing history of the stadium.”Proceeds from the Keith Jackson Broadcast Center Campaign, under the direction of Rose Bowl Legacy Connections and Executive Director of Development, Dedan Brozino and Rose Bowl Stadium General Manager and CEO, Darryl Dunn, will be used to support the continuing improvements of the historic stadium.In addition to the visual naming and donor recognitions throughout the Terry Donahue Pavilion, radio and TV announcers will be forever welcome viewers and listeners with, “Broadcasting LIVE from the Keith Jackson Center in the Terry Donahue Pavilion”.“The entire Jackson family, we all had our feet off the ground in excitement for at least a week or even a month after hearing this news,” exclaimed Keith once hearing the news.Keith Jackson (3). Photo courtesy Rose Bowl StadiumAbout Keith JacksonKeith Jackson is best known for a long career with ABC Sports and over 50 years of college football coverage, which culminated with his retirement in 2006. In that span, Keith missed only one college season, when he served as the play-by-play announcer during the inaugural season of Monday Night Football in 1952. As the voice of ultimate authority in college football, he is widely credited with nicknaming the Rose Bowl Stadium as “The Granddaddy of Them All.” Jackson did his first college football play-by-play for ABC in 1966 and soon thereafter became known as the nation’s college football voice, enjoying the purity of the sport. Among others, he is most famous for his catchphrase, “Whoa Nellie,” which he borrowed from his great grandfather.In 1999, the National Football League awarded Jackson the Gold Medal Award, its highest honor and, that same year; he was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. A member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, he was also the first sportscaster to ever win the American Football Coaches Association’s ‘Amos Alonzo Stagg Award’ as an individual ‘whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football.Born in Roopville, Georgia, Jackson grew up on a small farm outside Carrollton, near the Alabama state line. After enlisting and serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he attended Washington State University in Pullman. He graduated in 1954 with a degree in speech communications. He began his career as a broadcaster while at WSU in 1952, when he called a radio game between Stanford and the Cougars. He then worked for KOMO Radio in Seattle, and later for KOMO-TV as a co-anchor for their news team. Keith became a radio news correspondent for ABC News Radio and sports director of ABC Radio West in 1964 before joining ABC Sports in 1966.Jackson is a long-time resident of California. He and his wife, Turi Ann, have three grown children, Melanie, Lindsey & Christopher, and three grandchildren, Ian, Holly & Spencer. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area.About Rose Bowl Legacy ConnectionsThe Rose Bowl Legacy Connections is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization whose primary purpose is to financially ensure the appropriate honoring of a historic past, while building a premier future through making the venue and surrounding areas even more distinguished and iconic as America’s Stadium and a National Historic Landmark. Any gift to the Legacy Connections is tax-deductible minus any benefits actually received.About the Rose Bowl StadiumThe Rose Bowl Stadium was built in 1922 to host the increasingly popular East-West college bowl game that followed the annual Rose Parade. It was to be a grand venue that would showcase beautiful Pasadena to the entire country, and ultimately, the whole world. And, it has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.There are many historic places across the nation, but only a small number have meaning to all Americans, these are our National Historic Landmarks. They are exceptional places forming a common bond between all of us.The Rose Bowl Stadium represents great American ideas and ideals – that with vision, intent and hard work greatness can be achieved. These ideas and ideals are embodied in the structure, the people and the events that have taken place at the Rose Bowl Stadium through the decades. It is only fitting that we preserve this icon for future generations of Americans.The Rose Bowl Stadium is in the midst of the largest, most comprehensive improvement project in its 90+ year history. This renovation will provide new revenue sources to fund long-term improvements, improve public safety, and modernize facility operations while maintaining the stadium’s National Historic Landmark status. The goal of the enhancements is to retain the stadium’s storied history while becoming current and improving the stadium and the Arroyo Seco for future generations of athletes, fans and television viewers.For information on the campaign, visit http://rosebowllegacy.org/ Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it News Feature Stories Rose Bowl Legacy Connections Announces Naming of the Keith Jackson Broadcast Center at the Rose Bowl Stadium From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 12:02 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

10 years on and Gussie still missing

first_imgTwitter Email Previous article‘Save Cruises Street’ – traderNext articleCooper & The Hitchers on tour admin Advertisement Print Facebookcenter_img Linkedin NewsLocal News10 years on and Gussie still missingBy admin – February 11, 2010 464 THE distraught family of Aengus “Gussie” Shanahan, aged 20, who vanished off the streets of Limerick exactly 10 years ago, are appealing to the public to come forward with information.Parents Bob and Nancy, who reside in Caherdavin, are desperate after all of this time to learn the fate of their youngest child who was last seen on Joseph Street, Limerick at 10.30pm on Thursday, February 11, in 2000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Nancy said: “Nothing can be as bad as not knowing what happened to my son. I can’t grieve. I can’t move. My life has been a daily torment for the past decade”.The Shanahan family have distributed posters, conducting searches and visited homeless shelters throughout Ireland in search of their son.Said Bob, prominent in GAA and greyhound circles: “If anyone can end this nightmare for my family, I would be forever grateful”.School teacher Nancy, who suffered a stress-related stroke 10 years ago, said: “I am sure he’d have rung me if he was alive. I believe he may have come to harm and I wonder did he suffer? Was he tortured? Just please tell me where he is. tell me what happened to him”.Anyone with any information has been asked to call a confidential number on 0852092119 or email [email protected] WhatsApplast_img read more

How Climate Change is Impacting the NFIP

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / How Climate Change is Impacting the NFIP  Print This Post At a recent hearing hosted by the Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, environmental experts discussed the risks to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) posed by climate change, saying the situation is likely to worsen in the coming years.“Flood insurance is top of perils we have to face,” said Andy Karsner, who served as U.S. Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy during the George W. Bush administration, The Hill reports. “It is imperative for [insurance companies] to develop new tools of risk management because they are operating on very old model inputs and ancient legacy flood maps.”Marshall Burke, assistant professor of earth system science at Stanford University, said at Wednesday’s hearing that the evidence from climate change research suggests southern states are most vulnerable to flooding.“On the coast, what we know about tropical cyclones or hurricanes — we don’t have clear evidence that there will be more or less of them — but we know they will be more powerful and move more slowly. That will dramatically increase the likelihood of coastal flooding,” Burke said.Lawmakers are taking some steps to update the NFIP. For example, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi is proposing an update to the Program, which aims to address the multiple extensions the NFIP has undergone with a long-term extension plan.In her letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Michael Crapo and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, Hyde-Smith puts forth several options to address affordability issues among low and middle-income policy holders and debt issues within the NFIP.“We’re trying to flip the script on mitigation projects, from being reactionary to being proactive.  This is the first bill that provides a significant amount of real money for pre-disaster mitigation, which would give taxpayers a better return on investment.  It is far more expensive to rebuild after a disaster than it is to do everything you can to protect yourself beforehand,” Hyde-Smith said in a statement. About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. September 13, 2019 1,528 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: climate change flooding nfip Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago climate change flooding nfip 2019-09-13 Seth Welborn Share Savecenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: New Mortgage Marketplace Launched Next: Fannie Mae Announces Non-Performing Loan Sale Results The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Loss Mitigation, News How Climate Change is Impacting the NFIP Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

Get the Drop on Oktoberfest

first_imgBeer enthusiasts wait all year for the holy grail of brew festivals: Oktoberfest. Germany has been the epicenter of the largest festival in the world for over 200 years celebrating beer, Bavaria, and bratwurst – not necessarily in that order. As the evenings get cooler and the days shorter, you may be reaching for a dark, belly-warming beer over that last Corona more often so now is the time to celebrate. Sure, it’s only the middle of September, but when has that stopped anyone from hosting an Oktoberfest beer party?If you can’t make it to Munich this year, don’t worry; there are plenty of opportunities to imbibe seasonal ales in a town near you. One of the biggest and best is this weekend in Kingsport, Tenn. We named the Kingsport Oktoberfest one of our “50 Best Festivals” in 2012 because of the huge variety of activities including family friendly entertainment, a wiener dog race, and “Das KidZone.” There is also a brat eating contest, cornhole tournament, and Beer University where local brewers discuss the intricacies of craft beer.Another good option, though not officially an Oktoberfest, is the French Broad Fall Fest in Hot Springs, N.C. This fest is a straight up celebration of craft beer and music put on by the same folks as the French Broad River Festival.Hot Springs, N.C.: French Broad Fall FestView Larger MapKingsport, TN: Kingsport OktoberfestView Larger Maplast_img read more

MEMO: Governor Wolf Secures Historic Increases to Education in 2016-17 Budget

first_img Budget News,  Education,  Memo,  Results,  Schools That Teach To: Interested PartiesFrom: Jeff Sheridan, Press SecretarySubject: Governor Wolf secures Historic Increases to education in 2016-17 budgetDate: July 10, 2016The 2016-17 budget is a significant step forward for Pennsylvania schools. It will help ensure student success, and improve access to a high-quality education — regardless of a child’s zip code.In less than two years, Governor Wolf has secured historic increases in education funding that begin to restore the deep cuts made during the previous administrationThis budget provides an additional $200 million in basic education funding, as well as a $30 million increase for early childhood education, preserving the number of slots for proven early childhood education programs like Pre-K Counts and Head Start, a $20 million increase for special education, a more than $10 million increase for early intervention, and a nearly $40 million increase for higher education.The new education funding included in this budget will be distributed using the fair funding formula, signed into law by Governor Wolf in early June. Prior to the passing of this bill, Pennsylvania was one of only three states that did not have such a formula in place, creating massive inequities in schools and hitting the most vulnerable students the hardest.Governor Wolf has fought for more education funding since day one and he has made investment in our schools and our children his top priority. Working with the legislature, the governor has secured historic increases in his first two years:$415 million in basic education funding.$60 million for early childhood education.$50 million in special education funding.$14.6 million for early intervention$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools.$16.4 million for Community Colleges.These important investments will help Pennsylvania’s students succeed. Pennsylvania has a constitutional obligation to provide a thorough and efficient education to all students, and Governor Wolf will continue his work to get our schools back on track and to make further investments in years to come.   SHARE  TWEET July 10, 2016 Read more about the latest budget news.Read about the 2016-2017 budget’s critical increases in funding to fight opioid addiction.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img MEMO: Governor Wolf Secures Historic Increases to Education in 2016-17 Budget SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Indians Defeat Hilltoppers In Softball

first_imgThe Milan Lady Indians defeated The Shawe Memorial Lady Hilltoppers 17-1 in Varsity Softball play.Milan vs. SM Softball (5-8)Courtesy of Indians Coach Eric Widener.last_img

Extra Innings: Challenging penalties is the wrong call for NFL

first_imgIt’s unfair. The call clearly was pass interference — anyone with common sense can see that. It is just unfortunate that in that moment, the officiating crew lacked common sense. However, slowing the game down and staring at negligible details for a couple minutes often cause officials to second guess themselves in these grey zone areas. They were trained for years to make the right call on the field. Some things should not be reviewed and especially should not be challenged by coaches. There are bullet points that  help define this rule in Section 5 Article 2 of the NFL Rulebook, but that will never be enough to eliminate the gray area left by the imperfect rules. I expect to see some long reviews on pass interference calls. I expect to see Pereira attempt to define the ambiguous grey zone. And I expect to see tweets from furious fans about a play standing or being overturned. As a result, all 32 NFL head coaches voted unanimously to extend the replay rule to allow for pass interference calls to be challenged by coaches and reviewed in New York in the last two minutes of each half. The horrific image of Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman obliterating New Orleans Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis in the 2018 NFC Championship game may never leave Saints fans’ minds. However, a new rule that will be implemented in the 2019 season may prevent fans from ever having to go through that emotional distress again. This is a big step for the NFL, which hasn’t allowed coaches to challenge penalties in the past. It will surely allow the NFL to make better calls in some instances. However, the negative ramifications of the newly implemented rule far outweigh its benefits. Take the catch rule, for example. Each year, the NFL tries to redefine what is considered a “catch.” The player must make a football move, secure control and clear possession. The same goes for pass interference calls. The 2018 NFL rulebook defines pass interference as “any act by a player more than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage [that] significantly hinders an eligible player’s opportunity to catch the ball.” The thought of hearing these words come out of Mike Pereira’s mouth on Sunday makes me uneasy. There is no definite answer. It is not his fault; there is virtually no way to eliminate the massive gray zone in the catch rules. center_img Sam Arslanian is a sophomore writing about sports. His column, “Extra Innings,” runs Fridays. Undoubtedly, the implementation of this rule will benefit the NFL. It releases the handcuffs that have prevented officials from reviewing penalty calls. Referees are humans, and humans make mistakes, especially in fast-paced environments where they must make snap decisions. It is sensible to think that with the technology available today, officials should have the opportunity to make the correct call through review. Die-hard Saints fans protested the NFL and called out Commissioner Roger Goodell. Two season-ticket holders from “Who-Dat Nation” even filed a lawsuit against the NFL. I would be open to a rule that states NFL coaches can’t challenge penalties, but officials are allowed to review plays for penalties, if they think a call was botched or even New York-initiated reviews. Allowing coaches to challenge calls adds a whole different dimension to the plays that are reviewed. It introduces more plays that can essentially be decided by the flip of a coin. Because of this, replay reviews on potential receptions were some of the NFL’s most controversial plays in recent memory. The missed pass interference call is now known as one of the biggest botched calls in NFL history, right up there with former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson’s “dropped” touchdown reception, which was actually a catch. This play cost the Saints a Super Bowl appearance, and fans will never forget that. A similar argument can be made for balls and strikes in baseball. The umpire calls it on the field, and that’s the way it is. Sometimes, calls are missed. No umpire will ever say they make 100 percent of their calls correctly. Introducing reviews for balls and strikes would be detrimental to the game. Granted, the right call would most likely be made when reviewed — every aspect of a sport cannot be perfect.last_img read more

Flexible Fabinho eases burden on Liverpool’s injury-hit defence

first_imgFabinho had played at right-back, where he has recently started for Brazil, and as a defensive midfielder for the Ligue 1 side, where he caught Klopp’s eye.Yet the German also saw his potential as providing cover in the centre-half positions, an observation that became particularly important at Brighton.Alongside the immaculate Van Dijk, Fabinho turned in a mature display as Liverpool kept a 13th clean sheet in 22 Premier League games to maintain an important four-point cushion over their closest rivals Manchester City.“Some weeks ago, I knew this could be an option because we had some players out injured and we only had two centre-backs available,” Fabinho told the Liverpool website.“When Dejan got injured, I knew it would be logical that I’d play in that position.“I had some training sessions playing in that position, which helped me adapt better and pick up certain aspects, like positioning and movements you need to be natural at to play in this position.”Fabinho had to be patient to make an impact on the Premier League.Not until late October at struggling Huddersfield did Klopp hand him his league debut off the bench and a first start followed a week later against Cardiff in his more natural midfield role.But the Brazilian has since started a further eight league games and his adaptability and versatility suggests he will have a considerable role to play in Liverpool’s bid for honours both in the Premier League and Champions League with Van Dijk suspended for the first leg of their last-16 tie against Bayern Munich next month.str/kca/jcShare on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | An untimely series of injuries to defenders has left Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp short-handed at the back as he tries to keep the Premier League leaders on track for a first title in 29 years at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold joined a growing injury list with a knee problem picked up in the warm-up ahead of last weekend’s 1-0 win at Brighton that could keep the English international out for up to a month.Centre-backs Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip are still working their way back to fitness, while the decision to let Nathaniel Clyne leave on loan to Bournemouth earlier this month has been questioned.However, Klopp has been able to rely on the versatility of summer signing Fabinho to cover both at the heart of defence alongside the commanding Virgil van Dijk, and at right-back.The 25-year-old, signed for nearly £40 million ($51 million) from Monaco, took his time to adapt to English football, something Klopp predicted would happen as far back as July when Fabinho made his pre-season debut against non-league Chester.But recent weeks have shown that Klopp’s vision for Fabinho to serve as a vital and versatile cog in his championship-challenging squad have come to fruition.“Fabinho is a brilliant player. To have a good footballer in that position when you have the ball is great,” said Klopp.“He has a defensive brain and can play in a lot of positions.”last_img read more

Colts Neck Introduces New Mayor, J.P. Bartolomeo

first_imgBy John Sorce |COLTS NECK – A standing-room crowd of about 200 friends, family and community members packed the Colts Neck Court House as the township’s governing body held its 2018 reorganization meeting on Saturday afternoon.Five new members were sworn into office, including J.P. Bartolomeo, who was introduced as the town’s new mayor.Bartolomeo will also be joined by Deputy Mayor Thomas Orgo, who was also re-elected as a committeeman. Also sworn in as committeemen on Jan. 6 were Frank Rizzuto and Michael Viola.“Ever since I moved my family to Colts Neck in 2008, I truly fell in love with the town,” Bartolomeo said. “It’s beautiful, it’s green, it’s open, it’s not overpopulated and honestly, it’s the true American dream.”Formerly of Bayonne, Bartolomeo said he wants to see Colts Neck residents getting to know each other better.“In Bayonne, when you sneeze, the person next door says God bless you,” Bartolomeo said as the crowd chuckled.He stated that while Colts Neck does not have a town center, the court house, which residents have dubbed “the core site,” was recently given a facelift and looks great. As a result, more people in the community are spending time outdoors at the town hall.They have installed a walking path thanks to an open space grant from the county freeholders. Last year, Mayor Russell Macnow made progress on road improvement projects and, with the help of generous donors, embarked on a multipurpose field project.This year, Bartolomeo mentioned he would like to direct tax dollars towards the Department of Public Works, referencing the department is in need of help and will work with fellow committeemen to spend tax dollars there.Another project Bartolomeo said he hopes to start as mayor is the Colts Neck Cohesion Initiative. “This goes back to the way I felt when I first got here,” Bartolomeo said. “I just didn’t know a lot of people. And unless you are involved with sports that your children play, it is difficult in town to meet someone because a lot of times, you just don’t know who your neighbors are next to you.”Bartolomeo also went on record in saying that at least one of the following events will happen in Colts Neck this year: Music in the Park on a Friday evening, in which residents are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket, their family, bicycles, and pets; Movie in the Park, which would be similar to Music in the Park; and an inaugural 5K called “The Barthouse 5K,” which will not be for fundraising, but rather a Colts Neck sponsored event for the people of Colts Neck.One more initiative Bartolomeo discussed was the Colts Neck Country Weekend, which he described as “Frosty’s Country Christmas at Montrose School.“I would like to have all the windows painted before this happens so we can award our window painter at the tree lighting with Santa Claus, and we’re going to get him here in a different mode of transportation.“These are just some of the initiatives that I want to deploy,” Bartolomeo continued. “I’m always open to suggestions. I believe this is a phenomenal town that does not need to change. It does need to evolve, and that’s why we’re doing these DPW projects. However, instead of walking past someone and putting your head down, I’d rather you walk passed someone and say hello.”This article was first published in the Jan. 11-18, 2018 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Fr Mick is ‘Grassroots Hero’ as National Football Exhibition comes to Donegal

first_imgLEGENDARY FORMER Fanad United manager and soccer administrator Fr Michael Sweeney was last night presented with a Grassroots Hero by the Football Association of Ireland.The award was presented at the official launch of the FAI’s National Football Exhibition, which is open in Letterkenny until September 29.Fr Michael Sweeney with former Republic of Ireland International Ray Houghton, left, and Jim McConnell, right. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile  As part of the launch, the FAI sought nominations for a local Grassroots Hero.‘Fr Mick’ is one of the best known figures in Donegal soccer for over four decades now.In total five teams under Fr. Mick’s guidance won national titles from 1978 to 1988. He won the FAI Youth Cup with Fanad in 1979 and then the famous Intermediate Cup with Fanad in 1988.He lead PCC Falcarragh to three FAI All-Ireland Schools titles, two U16s Cups and a senior crown, while the small rural team was selected to represent the Republic of Ireland at an international tournament in Belgium in 1983. He managed Fanad United for almost 20 years in the Donegal League and Ulster Senior League.Indeed, he is a founder member of both Leagues, while he was instrumental in the Donegal League’s purchase of the parcel of land and initial development of the League’s fine headquarters at The Diamond Park, Ballyare.Fr. Mick highlighted winning the FAI Youth Cup Final in Ramelton in 1979 as a very big breakthrough on the national stage and of course defeating Derry City at the Brandywell was definitely another occasion that was ‘right up there’.However, his biggest triumph, surely, was when he guided Fanad United to victory over Tramore Athletic at Dalymount Park in 1988.Fr Mick is ‘Grassroots Hero’ as National Football Exhibition comes to Donegal was last modified: September 20th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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 LeagueFAIFANAD UNITEDFr Michael SweeneyRay HoughtonUlster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

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