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JIM McGUINNESS TO TAKE PART IN RISING DOCUMENTARY

first_imgJim McGuinness will explore his ancestry and their links to the 1916 Rising in a new four part documentary for RTE television.Jim McGuinnessThe series, called Ireland’s Rising’ begins on Sunday night next at 8.30pm on RTE One.The Glenties man is one of a number of well-known faces who traces his roots and how the took part in the Rising. He will also explore how Donegal life played out during the time.JIM McGUINNESS TO TAKE PART IN RISING DOCUMENTARY was last modified: November 25th, 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:1916 RisingdonegalJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

Mary Kom, 2 others in semi-finals of Asian Boxing meet

first_img(Eds: Updating with Mary Koms quotes)Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Nov 4 (PTI) The celebrated MC Mary Kom led the charge by assuring herself of a sixth medal at the Asian womens Boxing Championships as three Indians entered the semi-finals of the continental showpiece here today.Advancing to the medal round, along with Mary Kom, were Shiksha (54kg) and Priyanka Chaudhary (60kg).Mary Kom, a five-time world champion and an Olympic bronze-medallist, defeated Chinese Taipeis Meng-Chieh Pin in a split verdict in the quarterfinals to make the last four stage of the light flyweight (48kg) category.The 34-year-old, who has won four gold and a silver medal in her five previous appearances at the event, will face Japans Tsubasa Komura in the semi-finals on Tuesday.The medal assured today is Mary Koms first in more than a year and a massive confidence-booster for the boxer, who had missed Olympic qualification last year.”It feels wonderful to get my sixth medal at this Championship. It hasnt been easy for me but God has been kind to ensure that I have managed to perform. This is my first medal in more than a year and the first after I became an MP,” Mary Kom told PTI.”It really does mean a lot to me given that I juggle so many roles. I am simply ecstatic right now but I have two more fights to go before I get what I truly desire, a gold medal,” said the mother-of-three, who is a Rajya Sabha MP.advertisementIn a rather cautiously-fought bout, neither the Indian nor her opponent was willing to launch too many attacks. The punches were few and far between at least in the opening three minutes.However, the two boxers upped the intensity in the second round. Pin, also the taller of the two pugilists, was the first to move away from the waiting game and began using her left straights and right hooks rather effectively.However, Mary Kom too raised her game against the nimble-footed Pin, who displayed impressive defensive tactics.”I have beaten her in the past when she was in the 51kg category. Today, she seemed too cautious and didnt attack me much. I also played along and waited. This eventually worked for me quite well,” Mary Kom said.”She is an experienced boxer but I have a good measure of her game,” she added.The Manipuri went all out in the last round and more than made up for a patchy display in the opening round to get the judges nod.Shiksha, who belongs to the Railways Sports Promotion Board, was up next for the country, against Uzbekistans Ferangiz Khoshimova. The national champion took an attacking approach from the first ring of the bell and hardly gave her rival any breathing space.The unrelenting aggression eventually fetched Shiksha a unanimous verdict in her favour from the judges. Shiksha will face Chinese Taipeis Lin Yu-Ting in the semifinals. Priyanka too was a dominant force in her clash against Sri Lankas Dulanjani Lankapurayalage and had no trouble earning a 5-0 victory.However, world championships silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg), up against Olympic bronze-medallist Li Qian, bowed out after losing 0-5. PTI PM KHS KHSlast_img read more