first_imgDonegal Minor Hurling manager Lorcan O’Toole has announced the addition of Shane Walsh of SpEx Psychology Consultancy to his backroom team.Shane has joined as Sport Psychology Consultant.He will develop the mental skills of the team and work with the management as a performance consultant. Lorcan O’ Toole commented “We had an intriguing conversation about what Shane will bring to the table. He has a fantastic skills set and we’re delighted to have him on board. He will bring an entirely new element to our match preparation and analysis. He will offer us an invaluable and alternative insight and another edge to our games and preparation”.Walsh has an MSc in Sport Psychology from Waterford Institute of Technology as well as an honours degree in Sport and Wellness from IT Sligo.He will be available to the team collectively as well as on a one to one basis.Walsh has previously worked with the hugely successful Donegal Town Ladies Basketball Team and works with a number of local athletes and intercounty footballers across the province. You can find Shane via Facebook at: Shane Walsh SpEx Psychology ConsultancyDONEGAL HURLERS ADD SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST TO BACKROOM TEAM was last modified: January 27th, 2016 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:donegalHURLINGLorcan o’TooleShane Walshsports psychologistlast_img read more

Afghan officials investigate reports of 40 civilians killed in airstrike


first_imgKandahar (Afghanistan): Afghanistan is investigating reports that 40 civilians, including children, were killed in an airstrike during a wedding celebration in southern Helmand province, officials said Monday. The defence ministry said it would “share the result of the investigation” into the deaths overnight in Musa Qala district, which come less than a week after a drone killed at least nine civilians in Nangarhar province east of Kabul. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportHelmand’s governor said 14 Taliban fighters and six foreigners “were killed in airstrikes conducted by the Afghan special forces”, adding in a statement that authorities were investigating the claims of civilian casualties. Residents and local officials in Helmand said an evening ceremony, part of a wedding celebration, was underway when security forces launched a ground and aerial operation against suspected militants. Majeed Akhundzada, a member of the Helmand provinical council, told AFP that both Afghan and foreign forces had been involved in the fighting. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests “Some 40 people were killed and 18 others were wounded and were brought to the hospital, all the victims were civlians,” he said. Sher Mohammad Akhundza, a provincial senator, also put the toll at 40 dead. While the Afghan military does have a fledgling air force, most strikes are led or supported by the United States, the only member of the international coalition in Afghanistan that provides aerial support in the conflict. There was no immediate comment from NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. The UN documented a sharp rise in civilian deaths from airstrikes last year, as Afghan and US forces intensified the aerial bombardment of Taliban and Islamic State group militants.last_img read more