THE JAMAICA National General Insurance (JNGI) sponsored JNGI 100 Sporting Clays is on today at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore, St Catherine. The best local A to E Class shooters, ladies, juniors and hunters classes are expected to turn out and compete for top honours at today’s tournament. The registration process will commence at 9 a.m. and run through to 10.30, when the shotgun start will commence. The entry fee for shooters is $1,000, which will include lunch from Scotchies. There will be no entry fee for ladies and juniors, however. CLASS CHAMPIONS All eyes will, no doubt, be on Bruce DuQuesnay, who reigned supreme last year. Other defending class champions will be Damian Chung in the A class, while Nick Hudson was B class winner. The C class winner was Ray McMaster, with Diallo Richardson topping D class. In the E class, Simon Khourie was victorious, while outstanding junior shooter Nicholai Clarke won his category, and Delano Vickers, the hunter class. Taylor Ziadie took the ladies, honours, and Roman Tavares-Finson won the sub juniors category. JNGI are returning as sponsors for a second year. Jamaica Skeet Club president Khaleel Azan says it is all systems go for today’s tournament. He hailed JNGI for “going all out with providing gifts and lunches by Scotchies for all shooters at no cost”.
Donegal is wakening up this morning after a night of severe storms which caused major damage across the county.Flooding in Oldtown, Letterkenny. Pic Scott Duncan for Donegal DailyNobody was hurt but there was extensive flooding, trees were ripped up, tiles were ripped off roofs and some structural damage was caused to buildings.At one stage more than 12,000 homes across the county were plunged into darkness due to power outages. ESB restored power to 5,000 homes – and will reconnect the remaining 7,200 homes before lunchtime today with Creeslough the worst affected area.One driver cheated serious injury when a large tree fell across the bonnet of his car on the Milford to Kilmacrennan Road.Donal O’Searcaigh had a lucky escape in another incident at the Blue Banks, Kilmacrennan.“A tree fell in front of me, about fifteen to twenty feet in front of the car. I took evasive action but still hit it and went over it,” he said. “It caused damage to the car, but I was lucky.”There were reports of mobile homes being blown away in Bundoran while large stretches of road in Fanad and Manor were flooded.One of the highest wind speeds was recorded on Aranmore Island which hit more than 130kph.The flight from Dublin to Carrickfin Airport had to turn back because of dangerous landing conditions.Many charity events across the county were cancelled as people were advised not to travel unless it was necessary. And with more strong winds and even snow forecast for later today, it appears that the mild weather of recent weeks is well and truly gone.There is ice on many roads this morning – motorists should drive with care.There have been some passing snow showers too – but it has melted at lower levels.DONEGAL WAKES UP AFTER STORM WREAKS HAVOC ACROSS COUNTY was last modified: December 19th, 2013 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:damagedonegalFanadfloodsletterkennysnowstormwinds