“ESPN ends up being the largest single owner in the AFL,” AFL commissioner David Baker said. “We want the strongest incentives for them in growing the Arena Football League. It’s the longest agreement we’ve had with anybody.” Not that the AFL hasn’t done pretty well in growing its 50-yard game over the years. The American Football League, World League, USFL and XFL combined didn’t last as long as Baker’s league. When he took over as commissioner, franchises were available for about $400,000. Now, an expansion team would go for about $20 million. NEW YORK – The Arena Football League enters its third decade with a new broadcast partner that happens to own a portion of the 19-team organization. ESPN signed a five-year deal to telecast games, including a Monday night package. The AFL kicks off its 21st season when Nashville plays host to Columbus tonight. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
ROSE McHUGHThe death has occurred of Rose McHugh, nee McCole, of Cuan Mhuire, Glencar, Letterkenny. Reposing at her home until removal tomorrow, Saturday, at 9.15am to St. Eunan’s Cathedral for Requiem Mass at 10am. Burial afterwards in Conwal Cemetery.DYMPNA SAMWELL The death has occurred of Dympna Samwell, Romford, Essex and formerly of Clontyseer, Ballyshannon. Reposing at her sister Genevieve Tinney’s residence, Ashbrook Drive, Rossnowlagh Road, Ballyshannon from 11am tomorrow, Saturday morning. Removal at 10.30am on Sunday morning to St. Patrick’s Church for 11.15am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in Abbey Assaroe Cemetery.HUGH DUFFYSuddenly at Letterkenny General Hospital. His remains are reposing at his home. Funeral leaving his home on Sunday afternoon at 12.15 for 1 o’clock Requiem Mass in St.Mary’s church Stranorlar, followed by interment in Drumboe cemetery May He Rest in Peace. Sadly missed by his loving wife Margaret, daughters Marie,Cathy,Angela,Philomena,Shauna, Andreena,Martina,Christine,Claire, & Aileen,sisters Annie,Bridget,Mary & Nan, brothers Michael,Peader,Charles & Anjo, grandchildren,sons in law,sisters in law,brothers in law, nephews,nieces,relatives and very many friends. Family flowers only please,donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice,C/o any famliy member. Family time from 11 pm until 11 am. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 was last modified: February 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAYFEBRUARY 17