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18 years since MBA crown, Raffy Reavis, Chito Victolero win title together again

first_imgMOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Edward Kelly gets rematch with Christian Lee at ONE Jakarta card LATEST STORIES Victolero arrived in the Magnolia franchise before the start of the 2016-17 PBA season and he led the team to three straight semifinals in his first year with the Hotshots.The Hotshots got to their first finals in the Victolero leadership in this season’s Philippine Cup but they lost to San Miguel in five games.Magnolia eventually broke its four-year title drought in the season’s final game with Victolero stamping his legacy in the franchise, whose last title was the 2014 Governors’ Cup and was part of the coveted Grand Slam.“It’s a great feeling to be able to win with him,” said Reavis. “I’m just so happy to be with him.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It took almost two decades for the pair of Chito Victolero and Rafi Reavis to follow up their last title in 2000, so long in fact that one of them had a change of career.Victolero and Reavis were once teammates in the now defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association under the San Juan Knights franchise and 18 years later, the player-coach tandem celebrated Magnolia’s 2018 PBA Governors’ championship after its 102-86 Game 6 win over Alaska at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 43-year-old Victolero was one of the youngest head coaches to win a title while the inverse can be said for Reavis, who at 41 was one of the oldest players to win a championship, his 11th in the league.Reavis said he couldn’t fully explain the feeling of winning a title and playing for his former teammate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That’s something and that’s so foreign, I don’t know any other words to describe it,” said Reavis. “Our first was 18 years ago and that was when we were teammates and now we won with him being my coach.”“Winning under him is just awesome. Words can’t describe it. He’s a great coach but he’s a great person first and foremost.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

IAAF allows 21 more Russians to compete as neutrals

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments However, with just eight days before the European indoors start in Glasgow, Russia says they won’t have time to get British visas.“They’re all obviously happy to get neutral status and the theoretical chance to compete at the European championships, but for objective reasons our athletes have to turn it down,” head coach Yuri Borzakovsky said in a statement. “They just physically can’t manage to sort out all the organizational issues in such a short time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe federation said this affects six athletes including Sokolova and decathlete Artyom Makarenko who meet the qualifying standards. Another 11 Russians who already had approval will compete led by two-time world high jump champion Maria Lasitskene.The IAAF said it had not been told of any visa issues before deciding the athletes’ cases and that Russian officials told its staff they wanted to send Makarenko to the championships as recently as Tuesday. Ferrari shows good pace, reliability in 1st week of F1 tests LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. They are race walk silver medalist Sergei Shirobokov, who traveled to a remote part of Kyrgyzstan to work with a banned coach, and the high jumper Daniil Lysenko, who is charged with failing to make himself available for three drug tests.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award To get neutral status, Russian athletes have had to show they’re clean by providing information about their drug-testing history to an IAAF panel.The approvals are the first granted since the World Anti-Doping Agency started analyzing data from the Moscow laboratory last month. The IAAF said it has yet to receive any of the data.A total of 64 Russians have neutral status for 2019, of which 45 had the same status last year. A large number of cases have yet to be heard ahead of the world championships in Doha, which runs from Sept. 28 through Oct. 6.Seventy-three Russians had the status at some stage last season, according to Russian officials, who said they sent 192 applications for this season.Even with the neutral-status system in place, there have still been doping-related embarrassments for the IAAF and Russia. Of the six Russians who won world championship medals as neutrals in 2017, two have since been stripped of that status.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying FILE – In this file photo dated Thursday, June 6, 2013, Russia’s Yelena Sokolova competes in the women’s long jump event at the Golden Gala IAAF athletic meeting, in Rome’s Olympic stadium. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, FILE)MOSCOW, Russia—Russia’s officially neutral track and field team swelled in size as the IAAF approved 21 more athletes on Thursday to compete internationally — but Russia says it’s too late for next week’s European indoor championships.The IAAF ruled Yelena Sokolova, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist in long jump, can return to international competition for the first time since Russia’s team was banned in 2015 over widespread doping. Triple jumper Irina Gumenyuk has her approval extended from last season.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Green dunks competition

first_imgLAS VEGAS – His tooth hurt, his team went over a month without winning a game and for the first few rounds of Saturday night’s NBA Slam Dunk contest, Michael Jordan just wouldn’t give him a break. But in the end, Boston’s Gerald Green slammed all his problems with a resounding windmill dunk over a table to pull out one of the most lopsided victories in Slam Dunk contest history. Green’s final dunk earned him a perfect 50 from the judges – Kobe Bryant, Dominique Wilkins, Vince Carter, Dr. J and Jordan – and brought the 15,694 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center to their feet. As for the toothache that’s bothered him since Friday. “It’s killing me,” he said. “And we’ve got a West Coast trip next week so I won’t be able to see the dentist until we finish that.” Kapono hits the mark: Jason Kapono’s 3-Point Shooting Contest started a lot like his NBA career: a couple clanking off the rim, one air balland then lights-out. The fourth-year pro put an exclamation point on his breakout year – Kapono leads the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage at 56 percent while averaging 11.1 points for the Miami Heat – by besting Gilbert Arenas and defending champion Dirk Nowitzki in the 3-point shooting contest. “I had an air ball or two. I kind of heard the crowd saying, `What the heck is this guy doing out there?’ ” the former UCLA star joked. “I felt pretty good after the first round.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m the undefeated, undisputed champion of the world,” Green screamed after dethroning Knicks’ diminutive guard Nate Robinson in the finals. “I’ve never lost a dunk contest.” The 20-year-old guard led this one from start to finish, earning the highest score in every round of the competition. center_img He started the night with a high-flying two-handed dunk off an alley-oop pass off the side of the backboard from teammate Paul Pierce. His second dunk paid homage to Dee Brown, the only other Celtic to win the dunk competition. Green changed into white Reebok pumps, pulled off his jersey to reveal Brown’s No. 7 jersey and jumped over the 5-foot-9 Robinson and slammed it home with one hand while covering his eyes with the other arm. “I wanted to show the respect and do everything the way he did it,” Green said. “(Brown) went down and pumped his shoes up, and I tried the best to use his dunk in a different kind of way.” His third dunk came off another alley-oop from Pierce, this time from behind the backboard. The fourth dunk – a windmill over the table – was a bit anticlimactic because Robinson missed nine straight times before landing a one-handed spin move off the backboard. Green said he hoped his win in the dunk contest would fire up the Celtics’ faithful, who have stuck with the team through its franchise-record 18-game losing streak, which ended Wednesday with a victory over the Bucks. last_img

Beavers come calling for Morales

first_img Former Canyons quarterback Marcel Marquez is expected to commit to Sacramento State, a Division I-AA program. Another prominent area quarterback, Canyon High senior Austin Civita, has begun spring workouts at Glendale College, along with Canyon teammates Garrett Leary (defensive lineman), J.P Curvey (defensive back) and Leon Henderson (defensive back). Valencia High baseball coach Jared Snyder, a Saugus High product who played four minor-league seasons in the Chicago Cubs’ organization, plays softball for EAS Pollards, a prominent slow-pitch team that competes in national tournaments, most recently in Denver last weekend. “Can I hit home runs? Yes, but that’s about all I can do anymore,” said Snyder, who plays first base. “My wheels left me a long time ago. In fact, I don’t think I was ever born with them. It’s nice playing for this team because we’re sponsored, so I get to play for free.” Former Dodgers general manager Kevin Malone, of Santa Clarita, is donating 500 Dodgers tickets to the William S. Hart PONY baseball/softball league. The league is selling the tickets – for a May 24 game vs. Colorado – as a fund-raiser through Mercedez-Benz of Valencia. Malone is a co-partner with Dodgers assistant Eddie Murray and former Montclair Prep of Panorama City baseball standout Lenny Sage at the auto dealership. Rhonda Ripley has been hired as head coach for the Santa Clarita Knights, a local semipro football team. She takes over for Tim Brandon, the team’s founding owner, who plans to play quarterback this season. Ripley, a former Knights assistant, participated in girls’ basketball, track and wrestling at Lancaster High. She also worked as an assistant semipro football coach for the Antelope Valley Bombers in 2004. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week gerry.gittelson@dailynews (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMorales, who is 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, caught 36 passes for 598 yards and two touchdowns to help Canyons (12-1) to the Southern California championship game last December. The previous season at Valencia, he set most of the school’s single-season and career reception records and was accorded Foothill League co-MVP honors as the Vikings reached the Southern Section Div. II final. He also was a top defensive back and punter. During his senior year in high school, several programs, including Nevada, Cal Poly and Northern Arizona, expressed interest but never tendered scholarship offers. At Oregon State, Morales has an opportunity to team with returning quarterback Matt Moore, a former Hart standout who transferred to the Beavers after two seasons at UCLA. Canyons assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Dean Herrington said Moore helped convince Oregon State coaches to recruit Morales. “We’re fired up,” Herrington said. “It hurts our team to lose Shane instead of having him for two years, but he’s such a good kid who has a chance to get out, and he deserves it. Snubbed a year ago by NCAA Division I college football recruiters despite a sensational high school career, Shane Morales has been granted redemption. Following a solid freshman season last fall as a receiver at College of the Canyons, Morales has committed to Oregon State. Assuming Morales’ transcripts are approved – a likely scenario, considering Morales is an honor student – Morales heads to Corvallis when this semester ends. He accepted an offer from defensive coordinator Mark Banker on Sunday night. “I’m pretty excited,” Morales said. “In fact, I’m very excited.” last_img read more

CATHAL’S GAA BLOG: LAOIS NO MATCH FOR RUTHLESS DONEGAL

first_imgToye: Awesome todayCATHAL MacSUIBNE’S GAA BLOG: An emphatic Donegal put Laois to the sword this afternoon and in the process made it very clear that they intend to keep their stay in Division Two to one season. Despite the hosts looking clueless at times and unwilling to work as hard as their opponents, this was still a mightily impressive display from Jim McGuinness’ charges.Particular pleasing was how they kept their foot on the throttle long after the result and the two league points had been secured. The game was effectively over just after the restart, thanks to Colm McFadden’s goal, but he and his team mates posted 0-13 in the remainder of the match.The hosts started reasonably well and indeed may have come into this encounter thinking that there was a chance of an upset given that they frustrated Donegal for long periods the last time the sides met, in Carrick-on-Shannon last July. That was under previous manager Justin McNulty and while his spell wouldn’t be termed a success amongst the Laois faithful, he did make his team hard to beat. Now Tomas O’Flaharta has taken the reins with a stated mandate to bring positive football back to the O’Moore County – he has his work cut out going on today’s evidence. His team disappointed both from attacking and defensive perspectives; on numerous occasions in the opening period, Donegal created overlaps and were presented with four-on-three and five-on-three situations as the home defence looked a mess.Odhran MacNiallais’ goal came from one such opportunity with Anthony Thompson making the incisive run from defence and after neat passing the Gaoth Dobhair man was on hand to palm the ball to the net. Even at that stage, the writing was on the wall for Laois.Thompson was joined in many a raid forward by Neil McGee and Karl Lacey – both were operating in the full back line but bombed forward at will. Laois’ inability to cover the piercing runs from deep proved to be their downfall. It may be an unglamorous brief for a forward to track attacking forays from their markers but in the modern game it’s a must. With the runs not covered it led to some easy scoring chances for Donegal – almost all of their first half scores were from simple chances inside the 21-yard line.The exceptions came from the right boot of Michael Murphy; firstly he nailed a 45′ into the teeth of the wind and moments later he stroked over an absolutely majestic point. With Murphy having to stoop to collect an ever so slightly under hit pass, Frank McGlynn made a run off the shoulder for his captain – it seemed easier to offload to the marauding wing-back but instead Michael dummied to handpass and with his marker, along with everyone else in O’Moore Park, buying the dummy he split the posts from forty yards. He repeated the dummy trick late in the game to nonchalantly register his second score from play (and sixth in total), this time off his left peg. Christy Toye came into the starting line-up before the throw-in in place of the hamstrung Darach O’Connor and he had a fine game operating at centre forward. He’s still as good as any at picking a pass and he distributed wonderfully throughout his time on the field, which was cut short after suffering a nasty gash to his face.Another who has had his share of injury trouble is Mark McHugh but he looked back to his best today, covering the ground like only he can. He was in the thick of things at both ends of the field and got his name on the score sheet in the closing procession. He also shipped a ferocious hit after a frontal charge in the incident that led to Laois’ Denis Booth being shown a red card. Despite the lead being enjoyed by Donegal at the time, his team-mates were incensed at the challenge and weren’t slow in making their feelings known to Booth and his counterparts.The younger McHugh, Ryan, played at corner back and acquitted himself well and it is an area that the team could do with some competition for places. Paddy McGrath is still a number of weeks away from seeing some action so its likely we’ll see some more experimenting in the 2 and 4 jerseys in the next few games.Debutant Hughie McFadden certainly put his hand up for some more game-time, scoring a brace of points after joining the action in the second half. McFadden was one of the stars of last year’s county championship, playing an integral role in Kilybegs’ march to the final. He can operate around midfield or on the edge of the square so it will be interesting to see how he develops in a senior jersey over the coming months.Having two away fixtures to start with, Donegal knew a win or two from those would put them in pole position for promotion. They made a big statement today and the other teams won’t relish taking on the McGuinness juggernaut when it’s in this kind of form. Galway are next up in Salthill next weekend and after their defeat to Meath today they wont be looking forward to seeing another team in green and gold. CATHAL’S GAA BLOG: LAOIS NO MATCH FOR RUTHLESS DONEGAL was last modified: February 2nd, 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:CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOGChristy ToyedonegalLaoislast_img read more

EXPLOSION IN LETTERKENNY HOUSING ESTATE

first_imgFire in Glenoughty Close. Photo by Joe LanganUPDATED: Gardaí have ruled out arson after a fire in a Glencar housing estate this morning.A large blaze broke out at Glenoughty Close at approx 10.30am this Saturday morning.Senior Fire Officers and Gardai have now established, the fire at the above estate this morning was not malicious. “It was caused by hot ashes in a pastic bin and the surrounding area caught fire,” said a spokeswoman for the local residents association.“The fire travelled towards both oil tanks and caused the explosion. No one was injured and all is now under control,” she added.A thick black plume of smoke was seen from miles around.Fire services were reported to be at the scene shortly afterwards. “There was a huge plume of black smoke over the area,” said one resident.“It was quite frightening.”She added: “Thankfully it was an accident and nothing malicious and more importantly no-one was injured.” EXPLOSION IN LETTERKENNY HOUSING ESTATE was last modified: September 7th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:fireletterkennylast_img read more

GARDA INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER YOUNG GIRL ASSAULTED IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgGardai are interviewing two juveniles as part of an investigation into an alleged assault on a young girl in Letterkenny last night.An area close to Mr Chippie at the Port Roundabout was sealed of as investigators carried out a search of the area.The incident is believed to have taken place just after 10pm. Two youths who were arrested were taken to Letterkenny Garda station for questioning.It is not known if the attack was of a sexual nature.Gardai and two ambulances arrived at the scene of the incident.As part of their investigation, a number of young people within Mr Chippie were taken outside the premises and interviewed by Gardai. The extent of the girl’s injuries are not yet known. GARDA INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER YOUNG GIRL ASSAULTED IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 15th, 2015 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:arrestsassaultGardaigirlMr Chippielast_img read more

CONOR MCGREGOR LAUNCHES VICIOUS TIRADE AGAINST DONEGAL UFC STAR JOSEPH DUFFY

first_imgConor McGregor has launched a stinging attack on Donegal UFC star Joseph Duffy ahead of his headline bout in Dublin in October. McGregor was speaking at a snap-chat Q&A when he launched into a prolonged attack on Duffy.Duffy is famously the last man to submit the notorious and defeated him after just thirty-eight seconds when they clashed in Cork in 2010. McGregor has since went on to become the poster boy of the UFC and is now the interim champion after his epic win over Chad Mendes.He will fight for the world title against Jose Aldo in Las Vegas in December.McGrgeor had spoken admiringly about Duffy in the past but that has seemingly all changed now – Duffy’s popularity with Irish fight fans seems to have irked McGregor.McGregor questioned was he even Irish and said he would love to KO him. He also called him a ‘journeyman’ and ran from the sport when he quit MMA in 2011.McGregor said, “He’s a journeyman, I want to KO him stiff.“Duffy ran from the sport and I’m questioning if he’s really even Irish.When asked about the headline fight between Duffy and Poirier, McGregor added, “I like generating revenue for the company.It looks like the rematch between the two Irish MMA stars may take place sooner that we all expect. Things have just jumped up a notch.CONOR MCGREGOR LAUNCHES VICIOUS TIRADE AGAINST DONEGAL UFC STAR JOSEPH DUFFY was last modified: September 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:MMAnewsSportUFClast_img read more

Gang bored five holes in shopping centre before targeting jewellery store

first_imgA gang which broke into McCullagh’s Jewellers in Letterkenny dug five different holes in the roof of Letterkenny Shopping centre before they got the right access to the building.The gang, believed to be the same crew behind a spate of recent robberies in the county, struck in the early hours of yesterday morning.The thieves escaped with a quantity of jewellery but discarded much of it on wasteground as they escaped to the rear of the premises after an alarm was set off. Again the gang broke into the premises through a roof area as they did in a number of the previous raids at Kernan’s Centra in Newmills, Bradley’s newsagent/post office in Killygordon and the Supervalu store in Dungloe.However, Gardai are satisfied the gang specifically targeted the jewellery store as they cut four holes in the roof before finally entering their choice of store.A Garda source confirmed “It would appear they specifically targeted this store as they cut four holes above other stores but did not enter them.“They were after the jewellery but thankfully the alarms did their job and Gardai were alerted and were on the scene quite quickly after that.” Gardai say they are satisfied they could be dealing with the same gang who broke into the four other premises in the county in the past month.As well as leaving a number of tools behind them including a lump hammer and hatchet, the gang used head torches and other specialist equipment.Crime Prevention officer, Sgt Paul Wallace again appealed to business owners to review their security and access points including their roof space.Gang bored five holes in shopping centre before targeting jewellery store was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 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:donegalLetterkenny Shopping Centre.McCullaghslast_img read more

Letterkenny Hospital to enroll volunteers for major cancer research study

first_imgEnrolment for a major cancer research study is commencing in Donegal, home to over 5,500 cancer survivors.Funded by Donegal Relay for Life, the Irish Cancer Society research study, is based at Letterkenny University Hospital.The study is investigating the impact of a personalised self-management lifestyle programme using mobile technology and focusing on the health and wellbeing of survivors of the disease. Researchers are aiming to enroll 120 people for the study with 60 of them to receive support and advice from nurses, a physiotherapist, a dietitian and a psychologist.A corresponding group of similar numbers will receive the usual care. Each of the participants will wear fitbits to monitor any changes to their physical activity.“There are 165,000 cancer survivors in Ireland today, more than 5,500 in Donegal alone, so patient focussed research projects are vital when it comes to making sure that cancer survivors are given the best possible care and support when it comes to their overall wellbeing,” Head of Research at the Irish Cancer Society, Dr Robert O’Connor indicated.The Society’s cancer research project was, he said, made possible by the “tireless work of the dedicated Relay for Life Donegal committee and their supporters” across the length and breadth of the county. More people are now living longer after cancer and even being cured in more than half of all cases.Cancer treatment is difficult and can affect how someone is able to get back to work, care for their loved ones or just be involved in life again. Often they attend hospital appointments but these do not always help people get their general health back on track.The study team want to see if they can improve how people feel both physically and psychologically after they have had cancer.This involves approaching people who have had cancer and are overweight and asking them to take part in this study. Being overweight has been shown to make people feel less well overall and has been shown to negatively affect cure rates following cancer.The study team will follow people during the three months that they are on the programme to see how their weight, fitness, diet and well-being has improved compared with those who received the usual care. They will be followed for a further three months after completing the programme. It is hoped that this programme will identify ways to increase the quality of life and health of those who participate. The researchers are looking for 120 cancer patients between the age of 18 and 70 who have completed treatment, are overweight and would like to improve their lifestyle.The team behind the trial are now looking for people who fit the criteria and would like to participate in advance of starting on the study in early 2018.Relay for Life Donegal are delighted to be able to fund and support the Irish Cancer Society’s work and are pleased that it is at this stage of recruiting people onto the study.“It represents a great boost for cancer services and we hope that we will reap the benefits of this very significant trial in the months and years to come.“The money raised from Donegal Relay for Life – 100,000 euro has been provided for the project – is going towards the trial at Letterkenny University Hospital where a specialized team has been established to run it,” chairperson of the Donegal Relay for Life, Robert O’Connor commented.The nurse researchers Dr. Janice Richmond, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Mary Grace Kelly, Oncology Research Nurse who are running the study are based in the Oncology Department of Letterkenny University Hospital – The team can be contacted by telephone on 074 9104642. Letterkenny Hospital to enroll volunteers for major cancer research study was last modified: December 6th, 2017 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:cancerdonegalletterkennyRelay for Liferesearchlast_img read more