first_imgGAA: PETER CANAVAN has insisted that Tyrone will relish the tag of ‘underdogs’ ahead of Sunday’s Ulster SFC blockbuster between his native county and reigning Ulster champions Donegal. Donegal hammered Mickey Harte’s side in the Allianz National League a few months back and Tyrone were eventually relegated to Division Two.With a number of players opting off the Tyrone panel since their relegation all would seem not well in the camp. However, Tyrone U21’s winning the All-Ireland title has given the county a badly needed shot in the arm.Canavan was part of the Tyrone U21 set-up and the former All-Ireland winner believes that Tyrone will relish being the underdog and says they find themselves in unfamiliar territory after being written off by all critics ahead of Sunday’s match.Canavan told The Irish Sun, “Tyrone are going into this game in a position they haven’t been in too often, going into a first round of the championship being written off.“Donegal are hot favourites. They gave Tyrone a mauling in the National League. So Tyrone know what to expect. “All the expectation is on Donegal. So Tyrone could be a tough nut to crack.ULSTER SFC COUNTDOWN: CANAVAN – “TYRONE WILL RELISH THE TAG OF UNDERDOGS” was last modified: May 13th, 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:donegalGAAnewsPeter CanavanSportTyronelast_img read more

One hiker injured after rescuers respond to two distressed hikers

first_imgNorth Country EMS responded to two distressed hikers – one on Silver Star Mountain in Skamania County and the other on Mount St. Helens. One woman fell 35 feet down a 55-60 degree slope around 12:35 p.m. on Silver Star Mountain in Skamania County about two miles up Ed’s Trail at 3800 foot elevation, according to a North Country EMS bulletin. She did not complain of any injuries, but it was too brushy, slippery and steep for her to safely get down to her and help. No one in her hiking group from Vancouver Parks and Recreation could safely get down to her. One member was able to get a small rope to her to help her hold on until help arrived. North Country EMS repelled down to her, brought her up in a harness and walked her down the mountain. She is uninjured, according to the bulletin. Six rescuers hiked the two miles up the trailhead where the fall happened and lowered one rescuer to the hiker via a rope system. They put a rescue harness on her and raised her back up to the trail. She was was uninjured and able to walk herself back to her vehicle at the trailhead by 4:26 p.m. After that rescue was complete, five more rescue members of the Volcano Rescue Team left to assist rescuers on Mt. St Helens. A 14-year-old male hiker fell on the bottom of Monitor Ridge on the main climbing route around 1:17 p.m..He fell into a rock, injuring his head and shoulder, and briefly lost consciousness, according to the witness who called 911. The hiker is now alert, stable and talking to rescuers.last_img read more