Yoila Wins President Buhari Golf Tournament

first_imgThe 23-handicapper, afterward admitted that he got his inspiration on the first day of the tournament, when he played in a group of three ladies, comprising the IBB Club former lady captain, Dr Joyce Barber and the incumbent lady captain Nanfe Audu.“I did not play well on Sunday as I did on Saturday. But playing with the ladies on the first day really helped my game. I was inspired by the swing of the present lady captain,” Yoila declared.The grand finale of the tournament, which featured qualifiers in other parts of the country also produced winners in different categories.Ten-handicap player, H. Zakaria won the men division one best net prize following a combined net of 148 over 36 holes that took him past of S. Wakili by two strokes.Jonathan Ebhota defeated Gidado Aliyu on countback after they tied on 148 to win the Men Division two. Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack from Port Harcourt Club was a shot off the pace to finish as first runner up.The ladies gross division one net prizes were grabbed by Racheal Danjuma and Amina Wilfred both from IBB Club, while Juliana Igbinadolor of UBTH Golf Club beat Joy Ikwue by eight strokes to claim the ladies division two prize.Sunday Odegha from Minna Golf Club posted 74 to win the professional event, beating Dominic Andrew by one shot. Austin Akpodiete placed third with a 76.The CEO/ Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan- Ali expressed delight with the turn-out of golfers that graced the tournament.“I am quite impressed. You cannot believe the quality of the people that came for the tournament and the representation of the President by the Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong and the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Mohammed Sanusi,” Dan- Ali said.The DG National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, graced the closing ceremony with the council’s performing troupe, which entertained the guests.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaDakop Yoila has won the President Buhari Golf Tournament played at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja at the weekend. The tournament was sponsored by Daily Trust Newspaper.Yoila, who is a pharmacist with the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) shot 147 nett over 36 holes to emerge the overall winner.last_img read more

Brave Buncrana girl (9) receives Hidden Hearing Hero special recognition award

first_imgA big hearted nine-year-old from Buncrana, Kara Rose Black, has been named a Hidden Hearing Hero at this year’s national awards.Kara Rose was among twenty national winners, recognised at the awards yesterday for ordinary and extraordinary acts of kindness, community, and determination that make a difference in Irish society.On her seventh birthday in 2015, Kara Rose donated her hair to charity to make wigs for children, after her school friend lost her hair due to cancer treatment.  She continues to donate regularly, just as soon as her long hair grows back. Kara Rose has also raised over €1,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation, in memory of her great gran, Agnes, and for the Irish Cancer Society in memory of her gran Margaret, and her great grandad John.She was accompanied by her proud parents Michelle and Stuart Black as her achievements were honoured on Monday.Presenting the national award in the ‘Young Hero’ category, Stephen Leddy, Hidden Hearing’s Managing Director, said that people like Kara Rose Black are to be celebrated for their selfless acts and generosity.“Our young winner already has a lovely natural instinct to help others, and is a remarkable example to young people of how giving to others makes the community a better place for everyone”, Stephen Leddy said. Kara Rose Black from Buncrana, Co Donegal with actress Claudia Carroll.Open to young and old people from all walks of life, the Hidden Hearing Hero Awards has been run since 2011, and invites nominations from members of the public in a number of categories.The awards scheme is supported by Hidden Hearing, but nominees are not necessarily deaf or hard of hearing, according to Stephen Leddy.“Hidden Hearing backs the Heroes awards programme because, like our hearing, special people are sometimes taken for granted, and are maybe not fully appreciated until they’re not around”, he said at the 2017 awards presentation. Other winners in the 2017 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards included Cork mother Vera Twomey, who campaigned for cannabis-based treatment for her daughter Ava, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy.This year’s Healthcare Hero is Dr Phil Halligan, based at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health systems in UCD in Dublin, for her support of students registered with a disability. Also recognised in the Healthcare category is Watermans Lodge, a day care and respite centre for people with Alzheimer’s, in Ballina, Co Tipperary. Their award was accepted by Christina McKenna.In the Triumph over Adversity category, cystic fibrosis sufferer Jillian McNulty was acknowledged for her recent campaign for the new CF drug Orkambi to be made available in Ireland.A member of the Dublin-based coast guard helicopter was also honoured for bravery, as was 11-year-old Archie Naughton from Roscommon, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is involved in the search for a cure.Hidden Hearing also made a €2,000 donation on the day to Crumlin Children’s Hospital, which was accepted by Dee McMahon, Financial Director of the hospital. Broadcaster Mary Kennedy was MC at the glittering awards presentation in the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin. Celebrities and media personalities on hand to congratulate the 2017 Hidden Hearing Heroes included Aisling O’Loughlin, Lorraine Keane, Nuala Carey, Alan Hughes, Karl Broderick, sports star Tony Ward, chef Kevin Dundon, singer Melanie McCabe and actors Maclean Burke, Tony Tormey and Claudia Carroll. Brave Buncrana girl (9) receives Hidden Hearing Hero special recognition award was last modified: September 12th, 2017 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)last_img read more