Firmly in the spotlight.John O’Mahony watches his side slide to defeatLeitrim selector John O’Mahony says that the squad are setting only short-term goals for the season ahead.The Mayo native led Leitrim to their last Connacht Championship win back in 1994 and has re-joined the county this year as part of Brendan Guckian’s management team.Speaking at last night’s launch of the Leitrim Supporters Club in Croke Park, O’Mahony said that the squad will have tough obstacles to overcome once again in the year ahead…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/John-OMahony-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Also at last night’s event, county chairman Terence Boyle stressed that strengthening the clubs in the county, particularly in terms on underage coaching, is the focus for the County Board going forward…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Terence-Boyle-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Leitrim face Sligo in their final FBD League game of the season on Sunday.That game throws-in at 2pm on Sunday in Tourlestrane, though Galway have already secured top spot in the group ahead of their game against GMIT tonight.Leitrim’s U21s are also in action tonight – they face Longford in Newtownforbes at 8pm in the Hastings Cup semi-finals.
When thieves stole four tires and wheels from a Jeep in the Cascade Park area on Saturday morning, they got away with more than a few hundred dollars worth of car parts. They took some of 51-year-old Michael Mayorga’s last possessions and left the rest sitting on four landscaping bricks in his parents’ driveway.Mayorga sustained a traumatic brain injury two years ago in a motorcycle accident near Sacramento, Calif. He was unable to walk and feed himself, so his two parents took him into their Vancouver home.He spent 30 days in a coma after the accident and another 60 in rehabilitation, said his father, Robert Mayorga.He went from using a wheelchair to a walker. Now he can walk with a cane, his father said.Robert Mayorga said someone took the wheels from the car sometime between 2 and 5 a.m. Saturday. He discovered the theft when he went outside around 9 a.m. and found the Jeep resting on four blocks. Robert Mayorga said he was concerned because his driveway is sloped and the Jeep seemed to be unstable.His son can’t use or drive the Jeep, but he was attached to it, he said.“We haven’t sold the thing because basically that’s the only thing he has left,” Mayorga told The Columbian on Monday. “It was sad for us in a way because they violated the only thing that he has.”Purchased new, the wheels and tires are worth about $2,600, Robert Mayorga said.The family arranged to get the wheels replaced, but the new ones aren’t as nice as the ones that were stolen, Robert Mayorga said.