“Lawrence Was a Born Down-to-Earth Person”

first_imgSenator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, widow of the late Rep. Adolph Lawrence, sits grief-stricken with her children near the casket bearing the mortal remains of her husband.Sympathizers acknowledge Rep. Adolph Lawrence’s lifestyle of simplicityAt the funeral service of the late Montserrado Electoral District #15 Representative, Adolph Akwe Lawrence, sympathizers, including high ranking government officials, religious leaders, friends and family members, on Friday, April 26, 2019, lauded the simplicity exhibited by the fallen Lawmaker in his dealings with people while he was alive.at the well-arranged and crowded funeral at Sacred Cathedral in Monrovia,Some of the sympathizers referred to him as a “friend of the poor; others called him a humble honorable, while his surviving colleagues from the Independent Legislative Caucus described him as a staunch Legislative floor fighter, a champion of justice and a hero whose mission solely dwelt on fighting for the good of society.Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, in her tribute, said she will forever remember the late Lawrence for his fight in favor of the rule of law.The Vice President said the fallen Lawmaker cared about the improvement of institutions, rather than building up a team of strong people.“Hon. Lawrence was very true to his word, because he never minced them whenever he spoke on issues affecting our country. He was a hero, who did not fear anything, but to do wrong. We will all miss him,” VP Taylor lamented.She aded, “now that Lawrence is dead, what is next for everyone to take as a lesson is the most important thing ahead, which is for the family and all of us, who knew him personally, to continue holding together.”“Whatever the situation may be; whether you truly loved Adolph or hated him, or pretended that you loved him; the lesson we all have come to learn should be the life he lived, which was characterized by his love for all, free from hatred but being people-centered person,” she said.Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, in his tribute on behalf of the judicial branch of government, also described fallen Rep. Lawrence as “a pillar that supported, not only the two Houses of the Legislature, but the judicial system as well.”“As many of the sympathizers have said, “I too agree that Rep. Lawrence fought for all of us by upholding the rule of law to the extent I personally can speak on his behalf that he was a selfless leader, who did not only serve the people of District #15, but other communities through his advocacy at the Capitol,” Korkpor said.He said the late Lawmaker was like a brother to him.Therefore, he called on everyone, regardless of position in society, to appreciate the services the fallen Lawmaker rendered to the country.The Catholic Archbishop of Liberia, Lewis Jerome Zeigler, said a man may lack the power to fight for himself, but God who created everyone and everything is not asleep, neither against those who fall prey to the evil doings of their fellow men.With text of his sermon taken the Book of Psalms Chapter 35 verses 1-16, Zeigler said God fights for those who fight against His followers, and reserves a special place for those who suffered and died doing the Lord’s will.“The Psalm tells us that David asked God to ‘Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.’ His prayer was never a weak prayer, but a very strong one to his creator whenever he wanted help,” the Archbishop Zeigler said.He added, “take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid. Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Say to me, I am your salvation. May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.” Zeigler said that the Bible continues by saying that King David’s prayer was never short of answers from God, his creator.“Whether Akwe died a normal death or not, it is not ours to judge anyone. But we are told by the Bible that no sin goes unpunished and nothing is done without God’s will power ever ready to discern between good and evil and sets a place and a moment for everyone to give account of his doings,” he said.He admonished the Senator Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence, widow of the deceased, to be strong and believe that there is a life after death, in which she will one day have a reunion with her husband in the kingdom of God.The elder brother of late Rep. Adolph Lawrence, Emmanuel Lawrence, said it will require God’s intervention to console his entire family as they mourn the loss of his brother.He said inasmuch he (Emmanuel) was the elder brother, Adolph was always their leader.“We made him our leader because he proved to us that he was a man of meaningful ideas. Therefore, we all tapped on his vast knowledge to ensure that we move on with our struggles as a family,” Mr. Lawrence said.Thousands of people bade the late Rep. Adolph Lawrence farewell as a fleet of vehicles accompanied his remains to Kaiser Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, for interment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgUlster Senior League Results & Reports 21.07.14Results Donegal News League CupGroup ACockhill Celtic   2   1   Drumkeen Utd.Swilly Rovers   2   1   Bonagee Utd. Group BFanad Utd.   0   2   Finn Harps Res.DPD Div. 1Drumkeen Utd.   1   2   Bonagee Utd.4 Lanterns USL Drumkeen Utd   1   9   Cockhill CelticFanad Utd.   1   5   Letterkenny RoversSwilly Rovers   1   2   Bonagee Utd.Reports Donegal News League CupSwilly Top GroupSwilly Rovers 2Bonagee Utd. 1The home side emerged with the three points from this league cup encounter, a game in which Bonagee needed to win to stand any chance of progression to the semi-final stages. The away side started much brighter and there were obvious signs of a cup final hangover from the home team and this lead to Bonagee going ahead on fifteen minutes with Aidan Mc Laughlin scoring a rebound from his own penalty which was excellently saved by Gareth Wade. Swilly reacted and got an equaliser on thirty minutes after Darren McKeever was released down the left and he crossed for Kyle Black to tap home. Swilly then got their noses in front with Neil Harkin getting free on the left hand side and his delightful chipped cross found Michael Mc Hugh lurking at the back post to head Swilly into the break with the lead which was rather harsh on the away side.The second half took much the same pattern with Bonagee pressing for and equaliser but for a few great stops from Wade would have scored, one sublime save in particular from a Paddy O Loan header. Swilly’s only real chance of note fell to Neil Harkin who’s curling shot late on was tipped around the post by Stephen Conroy. The home side held out for a win which sees them continue on their fine recent run which has seen them win eight games in a row in all competitions and they now look forward to a home semi-final in this competition.Swilly Rovers : Gareth Wade, James Doherty, Ryan Shields, Dylan Hegarty, Gareth Colhoun, Darren McKeever, Neil Harkin, Jordan Toland, Laurence Toland, Michael Mc Hugh, Kyle Black. Subs: Marty McDaid, Ryan McDaid, Daniel O’Donnell, Darren Dunworth.Bonagee Utd: Stephen Conroy, Eoin Sheridan, Daryl Brown, Paddy O’Loan, Frankie Mc Brearty, Ciaran Curran, Chris Moran, Aidan Mc Laughlin, Kevin Doran, Ryan Mc Fadden. Subs: Jake Whelan, Reece Short, Sam Murphy, Darren SmythCockhill AdvanceCockhill Celtic 2Drumkeen Utd. 1Cockhill progressed to the semi-final of the league cup after making hard work in defeating a hard working Drumkeen team. Cockhill started on the front foot and took the game to the visitors from the start. The home side created numerous chances in the 1st half but failed to make them count with some poor finishing and good goal keeping. Drumkeen offered little going forward and were glad to see half time at 0:0.Cockhill changed formation slightly at half time pushing Jimmy Bradley to a more advanced role, this seemed to give Cockhill a better cutting edge. The home side continued to press forward in the second half and chances were missed until central midfielder Malachy Mc Dermott broke the deadlock on the hour mark. Cockhill got a second with 15 minutes remaining when the hard working Bradley latched on to a through ball from Daniel Doherty and finished well. 2-0 Cockhill. Drumkeen got a consolation goal in the 90th minute when Richie Moore pounced on some slack defending to finish well past Cullen in the home goal. Final score Cockhill 2 Drumkeen United 1.Group BHarps Get Away WinFanad Utd. 0Finn Harps Res. 2This game took a while to get going and the first real action didn’t place until the 14th when Shane Buchannan had his shot well blocked by Kyle Burke. In the 18th minute Brian McVeigh put David Edwards through on goal but he shot straight at Harps keeper Conor McBride.  Harps took the lead in the 22nd minute when a poor ball out of defence was latched onto by Adrian Hanlon who shot into the corner of the net past Joe Coll. Harps could have extended their lead on the half hour when David Ward’s free kick was headed wide by Conor McGlynn. Fanad missed a golden opportunity to equalise in the 65th minute when Jaydee Allawiye put David Edwards through and his cut back was missed at the back post by Adam Serrinha with the goal gaping. Harps extended their lead in the 72nd minute when former Fanad player Shane Buchannan, who was lucky to be still on the pitch, beat the offside trap and finished into the net. 2 minutes later Jaydee Allawiye met Dean McCarry’s perfect cross at the back post but his first time volley found the side net. In the 75th minute the same two players combined to set up Mark Friel whose header went just wide. Best for Fanad were Kyle Burke and Jaydee Allawiye. Best for Harps were Conor McBride and Dylan Quinn.Fanad United: Joe Coll, Kyle Burke, Johnny Logue, Shay Durning (Adam Sahli 59), Kevin Murray (Conor McGonigle 59), Jaydee Allawiye, Mark Friel, Brian McVeigh, Mark Wilson (Dean McCarry 73), David Edwards, Adam SerrinhaFinn Harps Reserves: Conor McBride, Conor McGlynn, Aaron Scanlon, Dylan Quinn, Hugh Moy, David Ward, Chris Darby, Dean McConnell, Shane Buchannan, Adrian Hanlon, David SweeneyRef: Vincent McLaughlinDPD Div 1Drumkeen Utd.   1Bonagee Utd.   2The visitors took all three points in this match courtesy of two Sam Murphy penalties. A draw would probably have been a fair result but the home team will be disappointed to have given away two penalties. Both teams had a couple of efforts early on but the only one that needed a save was Sam Murphy’s effort that was well saved by Michael Gibson in the Drumkeen goal, Peter Mc Namee was heavily involved for Drumkeen and it was a foul on him that led to the opening goal of the game for Drumkeen. He was brought down on the edge of the box and Gary Patton caught the Bonagee keeper off guard with a quickly taken free kick amid claims from Bonagee that they were not ready. Both teams played some nice football and Bonagee probably had more possesion after going a goal down. Drumkeen keeper Gibson was having a fine game and his bravery resulted in an injury following a collision with Paddy O Loan who was also injured, thankfully both players were able to continue. Both teams had a couple of efforts before half time. Paul Bonner had a great effort from thirty yards after Peter McNamee headed the ball down to him and at the other end Odhran Barron had an effort that went wide and Sam Murphy forced a save from Gibson. At the start of the second half Drumkeen should have doubled their advantage as Peter Mc Namee should have scored before he was fouled by Bonagee keeper Duffy on the edge of the box, The resulting free kick was wasted as it was hit straight at the wall, Bonagee got back on level terms after sixty three minutes when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Sam Murphy.who took the penalty himself and coolly slotted it home. The last twenty minutes were very stop start as there were injuries to two players in separate incidents. Paddy O Loan of Bonagee and Drumkeen’s Rory Gildea both had to go off as a result of their injuries. These stoppages disrupted the flow of the game and it became scrappy. As the end of the match was drawing near Bonagee were awarded their second penalty when Ciaran Gibson was adjudged to have been fouled in the box. Sam Murphy again stepped up to take the penalty and made no mistake from the spot. There was very little time for Drumkeen to equalise so the visitors went home with the spoils. Michael Gibson, Gary Patton and Peter McNamee did well for the hosts, while Sam Murphy looks a great prospect for Bonagee. DRUMKEEN- Michael Gibson, Johnny Black, Darren Bonner, Kevin Boyle, Rory Gildea, Gary Patton, Shane Laverty, Lee Guthrie, Peter McNamee, Paul Bonner, Kevin Bonner. SUBS Liam McGill for Darren Bonner, Marc Conway for Johnny Black, Gerard Bonner for Rory GildeaBONAGEE – Roy Duffy, Aaron McCormack. Paddy McLaughlin. Jack Lafferty, Paddy O Loan, Jake Whelan, Ethan McCormack, Hugh McDaid, Sam Murphy, Odhran Barron, Kevin Doran, SUBS  Ciaran Gibson for Paddy O Loan, Noah Sanni for Ethan McCormack,4 Lanterns USLSwilly Rovers 1Bonagee Utd  2There was a sting in the tale in this entertaining encounter at Swilly Park as Bonagee scored two goals in the last two minutes to claim all three points.  Swilly were much changed from their recent cup victory with only four survivors from that starting line up. The return of Terence Shiels after an eight month absence and Anthony Fisher, Darren Dunworth and John Roulstone all excelled on their return to the side. Swilly had led from the 18th minute when Laurence Tolands excellent through ball was dispatched to the net by Kyle Black. The game was very tight after this and Swilly’s rear-guard defended very well with John Roulstone pulling off an excellent save to deny Ryan Mc Fadden.  Swilly also tested Conroy in the visitors net but a mixture of excellent goalkeeping and Michael Mc Hugh wastefulness kept them at bay. Just as the game looked to be heading the hosts way, Decky Lynch rose unmarked to power home a great header and the visitors weren’t finished there after some good work down the left by Eoin Sheridan and his cross was directed back across goal to the unmarked Aidan Mc Laughlin to volley home. This a welcome victory for the visitors which also brings to an end a great run of eight victories for the home side.Swilly Rovers: John Roulstone, Ryan Shields, Anthony Fisher, Darren Dunworth, Gareth Colhoun, Terence Shiels, Daniel O’Donnell, Jordan Toland, Laurence Toland, Michael Mc Hugh, Kyle Black. Subs : Ryan Mc Daid, Marty McDaid & Duncan Patterson.Bonagee: Steven Conroy, Jamie Lynagh, Decky Lynch, Glenn Rainey, Frankie Mc Brearty, Eoin Sheridan, Chris Moran, Ryan Mc Fadden, Aidan Mc Laughlin, Kevin Barr Subs : Kevin Doran, Colm Paul Robb, Hugh Mc Daid, Ciaran Curran & Aaron Mc Cormick.Fanad Utd  1Letterkenny Rovers  5Letterkenny Rovers bounced back from cup final disappointment by defeating Fanad Utd convincingly on a beautiful day for football at Traigh-a-Loch. Rovers came out of the traps quicker and raced into a two goal lead after twenty minutes.A quick throw in by Glenn Gallagher found its way to Oisin McMenamin and his cross was met by Darren McElwaine who was unmarked at the edge of the 6 yard box and he had no problem directing his header past the hapless Joe Coll to put Rovers ahead on 14 minutes. Fanad were reeling from this early setback and barely had time to recover when the visitors doubled the advantage just 3 minutes later. Again Oisin McMenamin was involved and he teed up Johnny Bonner who with a mercurial piece of skill found space before threading a sublime pass through to Aaron O’Hagan whose right footed shot found the corner of the net. Fanad almost got back into the game almost immediately. Brian McVeigh with a wonderful pass found Daire McDaid who just got to the ball ahead of the advancing Christopher O’Donnell in the Rovers goal but the Termon man shot agonizingly wide from a narrow angle. Rovers had good chances through McMenamin and McElwaine before the goal that ended the game as a contest arrived on 37 minutes. Substitute Stevie Okakpo, who had replaced the injured Neil Lloyd, set up McMenamin and his low cross found its way to McElwaine and he shot home from 8 yards to ensure Rovers went in at the interval with a comfortable advantage.Fanad started the second half brighter and had a couple of half chances through shots from McVeigh and McDaid before Rovers scored again on 57 minutes. Johnny Bonner who was instrumental throughout latched onto a poor back pass before setting up Oisin McMenamin. The Newtoncunningham man spotted Joe Coll off his line and he scored with an audacious lob with the ball going in off the post. Johnny Bonner twice came close to extending the visitors advantage before Letterkenny were reduced to 10 men on 67 minutes. Referee Packi Coll had no hesitation in brandishing a red card to Christopher Malseed for a tackle on Jaydee Aliwaye much to the annoyance of the Rovers management who thought it was a yellow card at most. From then on the game became wide open with good chances coming and going for all three Rovers subs Kenny Doran, Stevie Okakpo and Gareth Doherty while Christopher O’Donnell had to be quick off his line to deny Dean McCarry for Fanad. Fanad did get a consolation goal on 87 minutes, Adam Serrinha did well beating a couple of men in midfield before finding Brian McVeigh. The Portsalon man did well beating two defenders before drilling a low right footed shot low past O’Donnell in the Rovers goal. Letterkenny did have the last say in the game when following some more opportunism by McMenamin. He found Kenny Doran with a sweet cross and the former Kildrum man found the net with a diving header from 8 yards to complete a 5-1 victory. Next up for Fanad is a league cup shield semi-final against Bonagee on the 3rd August while Letterkenny are back in league action next Sunday when they host Bonagee Utd in the Cathedral Town derby.Fanad Utd; Joe Coll, Jordan McBride, Kyle Burke, Johnny Logue, Kevin Murray, Jaydee Alawiye, Joe Friel, Brian McVeigh, David Edwards, Daire McDaid, Dean McCarry. Subs; Adam Salhi for McDaid 62 mins, Shay Durning for Alawiye 75, Adam Serrinha for Friel 75Letterkenny Rovers; Christopher O’Donnell, Glenn Gallagher, Neil Lloyd, John Doherty, Ryan Gildea, Christopher Malseed, David Shovlin, Aaron O’Hagan, Darren McElwaine, Oisin McMenamin, Johnny Bonner. Subs; Stevie Okakpo for Lloyd 31mins, Kenny Doran for Shovlin 63, Gareth Doherty for McElwaine 78Cockhill Hammer DrumkeenDrumkeen Utd. 1Cockhill Celtic 9Cockhill took another step towards retaining their title with a comprehensive victory in Drumkeen. This was always going to be an uphill struggle for the home team and their cause was not helped when they went behind after six minutes when Derek Doherty was left with a simple tap in after a defensive mix up. Drumkeen were defending bravely but they soon found themselves four goals behind after goals from Mal McDermott and two from Garbhán Friel. Gerard Bonner pulled a goal back for Drumkeen when he finished well after intercepting a Mc Dermott back pass. Derek Doherty added a fifth for Cockhill before half time. Cockhill added further goals in the second half through Friel, O’Connor and O’Donnell. The home team, who were missing a few regulars, battled on bravely but Cockhill were just too strong.Drumkeen Utd.: Michael Gibson, Shane Laverty, Kevin Boyle, Mickey Lafferty, Benny Bonner, Gary Patton, Odhran Grant, Peter McNamee, Gerard Bonner, Justin Deasley, Sean PeoplesCockhill Celtic: Gavin Cullen, Kieran McLaughlin, Oisin Mc Laughlin, Mal McDermott, William O’Connor, Liam O’Donnell, Conor Carlin, Garbhán Friel, Gerry Gill, James Bradley. Subs Paul McDermott and Mark Moran on for Oisin McLaughlin and Gerry Gill. Referee Paul Duddy.DPD First DivisionTeamPWDLFA+/-PtsBonagee Utd Res.4400134912Letterkenny Rovers Res.3300133109Drumkeen Utd. Res.52021011-16Swilly Rovers Res.4013514-91Fanad Utd. Res4013312-914 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Table 20.07.14TeamPWDLFor Against+ / –Pts.Cockhill Celtic1110103773031Derry City Res.1183029131627Letterkenny Rovers1163223111221Swilly Rovers114252123-214Bonagee Utd114161615113Drumkeen Utd123362539-1412Finn Harps Res.10208922-136Fanad Utd.110110939-301League Cup Group ATeamPWDLFA+/-PtsSwilly Rovers6501116515Cockhill Celtic632197211Bonagee Utd612349-55Drumkeen Utd.6105911-23League Cup Group BTeamPWDLFA+/-Pts*Letterkenny Rovers65102361716*Derry City Res6411148613Finn Harps Res.6204812-46Fanad Utd.6006421-170*Derry City deducted 3 points and Letterkenny awarded 3-0 victory for game on 29/06/14 by Disciplinary committee.FixturesSaturday, July 26th at 2pmDPD Div. 1Bonagee Utd. Res. v Swilly Rovers Res. Ref Vincent McLaughlinFanad Utd. Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Res.  Ref Stephen TonerSunday, July 27th at 2pm4 Lanterns USLCockhill Celtic v Swilly Rovers. Ref Stephen TonerDrumkeen Utd. v Finn Harps Res.  Ref Packie CollLetterkenny Rovers v Bonagee Utd. Ref Paul Duddy4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: REPORTS, RESULTS, TABLES & FIXTURES was last modified: July 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Ulster Senior Leaguelast_img read more