The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, fought during 25–27 October 1942, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Santa Cruz or in Japan as the Battle of the South Pacific, was the fourth carrier battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It was the fourth major naval engagement fought between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the lengthy and strategically important Guadalcanal campaign; as in the battles of the Coral Sea and the Eastern Solomons, the ships of the two adversaries were in sight or gun range of each other. Instead all attacks by both sides were mounted by carrier or land-based aircraft. In an attempt to drive Allied forces from Guadalcanal and nearby islands and end the stalemate that had existed since September 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army planned a major ground offensive on Guadalcanal for 20–25 October 1942. In support of this offensive, with the hope of engaging Allied naval forces, Japanese carriers and other large warships moved into a position near the southern Solomon Islands.
From this location, the Japanese naval forces hoped to engage and decisively defeat any Allied naval forces carrier forces, that responded to the ground offensive. Allied naval forces hoped to meet the Japanese naval forces in battle, with the same objectives of breaking the stalemate and decisively defeating their adversary; the Japanese ground offensive on Guadalcanal was under way in the Battle for Henderson Field while the naval warships and aircraft from the two adversaries confronted each other on the morning of 26 October 1942, just north of the Santa Cruz Islands. After an exchange of carrier air attacks, Allied surface ships retreated from the battle area with one carrier sunk and another damaged; the participating Japanese carrier forces retired because of high aircraft and aircrew losses, plus significant damage to two carriers. Santa Cruz was a tactical victory and a short-term strategic victory for the Japanese in terms of ships sunk and damaged, control of the seas around Guadalcanal.
However, Japan's loss of many irreplaceable veteran aircrews proved to be a long-term strategic advantage for the Allies, whose aircrew losses in the battle were low and replaced. On 7 August 1942, Allied forces landed on Japanese-occupied Guadalcanal and the Florida Islands in the Solomon Islands; the landings on the islands were meant to deny their use by the Japanese as bases for threatening the supply routes between the U. S. and Australia, to secure the islands as starting points for a campaign with the eventual goal of neutralizing the major Japanese base at Rabaul while supporting the Allied New Guinea campaign. The landings initiated the six-month-long Guadalcanal campaign. After the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24–25 August, in which the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise was damaged and forced to travel to Pearl Harbor, for a month of major repairs, three U. S. carrier task forces remained in the South Pacific area. The task forces included the carriers USS Wasp and Hornet plus their respective air groups and supporting surface warships, including battleships and destroyers, were stationed between the Solomons and New Hebrides islands.
At this location, the carriers were charged with guarding the line of communication between the major Allied bases at New Caledonia and Espiritu Santo, supporting the Allied ground forces at Guadalcanal and Tulagi against any Japanese counteroffensives, covering the movement of supply ships to Guadalcanal, engaging and destroying any Japanese warships carriers, that came within range. The area of ocean in which the U. S. carrier task forces operated was known as "Torpedo Junction" by U. S. forces because of the high concentration of Japanese submarines in the area. On 31 August, USS Saratoga was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-26 and was out of action for three months for repairs. On 14 September, USS Wasp was hit by three torpedoes fired by Japanese submarine I-19 while supporting a major reinforcement and resupply convoy to Guadalcanal and engaging two Japanese carriers Shōkaku and Zuikaku. With power knocked out from torpedo damage, Wasp's damage-control teams were unable to contain the ensuing large fires, she was abandoned and scuttled.
Although the U. S. now had only one operational carrier in the South Pacific, the Allies still maintained air superiority over the southern Solomon Islands because of their aircraft based at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. However, at night, when aircraft were not able to operate the Japanese were able to operate their ships around Guadalcanal at will. Thus, a stalemate in the battle for Guadalcanal developed — Allies delivering supplies and reinforcements to Guadalcanal during the day, the Japanese doing the same by warship at night — with neither side able to deliver enough troops to the island to secure a decisive advantage. By mid-October, both sides had an equal number of troops on the island; the stalemate was interrupted by two large-ship naval actions. On the night of 11–12 October, a U. S. naval force intercepted and defeated a Japanese naval force en route to bombard Henderson Field in the Battle of Cape Esperance. But just two nights a Japanese force that included the battleships Haruna and Kongō bombarded Henderson Field, destroying most of the U.
S. aircraft and inflicting severe damage on the field's facilities. Although still marginally operational, it took several weeks for t
The Dhyāna sutras or "meditation summaries" are a group of early Buddhist meditation texts which are based on the Yogacara meditation teachings of the Sarvāstivāda school of Kashmir circa 1st-4th centuries CE. Most of the texts only survive in Chinese and were key works in the development of the Buddhist meditation practices of Chinese Buddhism; the Dhyāna sutras focus on the concrete details of the meditative practice of the Yogacarins of northern Gandhara and Kashmir and were known as masters of Buddhist meditation. Kashmir became a center of dhyāna practice due to the efforts of Madhyāntika, a disciple of Ānanda, who traveled north to practice and teach meditation; the five main types of meditation in these sutras are: anapanasati, paṭikūlamanasikāra meditation - mindfulness of the impurities of the body, loving-kindness maitrī meditation, the contemplation on the twelve links of pratītyasamutpāda, the contemplation on the Buddha’s thirty-two Characteristics. In addition some sutras contain instructions on contemplation of the dhātu-s.
The content of these texts is connected with the Yogacara abhidharma works the Abhidharmamahāvibhāsā-śāstra, which cites the practices of the early Yogacarins, the large Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra. Though the doctrines in these sutras are in line with early Buddhist orthodoxy, they are the work of Buddhists and translators who lived and traveled through Central Asia and China, therefore some of them include Mahayana Buddhist teachings and meditation methods common to the Samadhi sutras; the Dhyāna sutras are thus a set of texts which illustrate the evolution of meditation from early Buddhist methods to Mahayana techniques. Sutras such as the Chanfa Yaojie contain meditations which are derived from the earlier nikāyas as well as material dealing with the Mahayana bodhisattva ideal and Mahayana śūnyatā teachings. One of the earliest Chinese translators of meditation summaries was the Parthian meditation master An Shigao who worked on various texts including the influential Anban shouyi jing, or the “Mindfulness of Breathing discourse”.
During the Eastern Han period the foremost meditation technique taught by An Shigao and his school was a form of anapanasati which remained influential for centuries afterwards. Most of these summaries only survive in Chinese translation and they are not in their original form but include accretions such as commentary work by Chinese translators; the difficulty of working with the Chinese translations is shown by the corrupt nature of the Da Anban shouyi jing, which according to Florin Deleanu "gathers together An Shigao's original translation impossible to reconstruct, fragments from An Shigao's own commentary as well as fragments from glosses by Chen Hui, Kang Senghui, Zhi Dun and Xie Fu." A discovered manuscript of the Anban Shouyi Jing at Kongo-ji temple seems to be an actual An Shigao translation. Other influential and studied An Shigao meditation treatises by early Chinese Buddhists include the'Scripture on the Twelve Gates' and the'Canonical Text Concerning the"Skandha"-s, the Dhātu-s, the Āyatana-s'.
According to Eric Greene, the Scripture on the twelve gates and its commentary provide some of the most comprehensive information on the practice of early Chinese Meditation, while Zacchetti concludes in his paper on the YCRJ that this text was considered by An Shigao’s disciples, Kang Senghui 康僧會 and Chen Hui 陳慧, to be “one of their main doctrinal sources”. Another work, the Discourse on the Essential Secrets of Meditation is one of the oldest texts to be translated into Chinese on the subject of meditation and therefore was to have had an influence on the meditation practices of Tiantai Buddhism and Chan Buddhism; this text belonged to the Buddhist Dārṣṭāntika school and the first Chinese translation was made by Zhi Qian in the early part of the 3rd century CE. A important Chinese translator of these texts was Kumārajīva who translated several important meditation sutras by 402. Kumarajiva's translated meditation scriptures such as the Chanfa yaojie were promoted by his disciple Tao Sheng.
A contemporary of Kumarajiviva, Buddhabhadra, a Sarvastivadin from Kapilavastu, translated the Damoduoluo chan jing, a Sarvastivada Dārṣṭāntika meditation manual associated with the Indian teachers Dharmatrāta and Buddhasena. This text, written in verse, includes orthodox Sarvastivadin meditation techniques such as ānāpāna-smṛti as well as tantric Mahayanist practices such as visualization and maṇḍala instructions. Hence this work is proof that some Mahayana meditation practices were derived from techniques developed by Sarvastivada Yogacarins. Taken together, the translations by Kumarajiva and Buddhabhadra of Sarvastivadin meditation manuals laid the groundwork for the practices of Chan Buddhism and the works of the Tiantai meditation master Zhiyi. Translated or associated with An Shigao and his translation school: T602 Foshou da anban shouyi jing 佛說大安般守意經 - The Great Discourse by the Buddha on the Mindfulness of Ānāpānna. K-ABSYJ - Anban shouyi jing T603:Yin chi ru jing 陰持入經 - Canonical Text Concerning the Skandhas, the Dhātus, the Āyatanas.
Scripture on the Twelve Gates Explanations on the Scripture of the Twelve Gates
Ricardo Cruz, aka Richard V. Cruz, was a Los Angeles, California attorney who fought for many Chicano Movement causes, he was an early organizer of La Raza Law Students and the short-lived but effective Catolicos Por La Raza in the 1960s and 1970s. Cruz grew up in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, his father was a musician who played in commercially-unsuccessful big bands before dealing in real estate, his mother was a legal secretary. Cruz received a Catholic education, attending Divine Saviour Catholic Elementary School and Cathedral High School. In high school, he was a class officer and enjoyed debate, winning some speech awards, he developed a deep faith early on, retained an admiration for the morals taught at Catholic schools and the Catholic philosophical tradition that of the Jesuits after he stopped identifying as a Catholic. He attended the Oakland campus of Saint Mary's College of California from 1961—1962, where he was one of only two Mexican-American students, one of the few from a lower-class family.
He attended Los Angeles City College from 1962—1965, during which time he worked full-time as a transcriber/typist for the Los Angeles County Probation Department. He earned a B. A. in Philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles in 1966. After graduation, he continued to work for the Probation Department, undergoing an on-the-job training program, he dropped out after three months, began driving a taxi. He drove to New York and stayed with two cousins in Brooklyn, where he "bummed around" until his money ran low, at which point he got a job as an investigating probation officer with the New York State Supreme Court Probation Department, he was assigned the narcotics caseload. In August 1967, he returned to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Law School. During his first year, he worked with Pat Nave to organize Law Students Community Service Association "to recruit and finance the legal education of minorities", but soon realized that he and his colleagues were being used by the administration: "We do the work, etc.
They weren't sincere." As a result he helped to create La Raza Law Students, an organization dedicated to increasing Chicano enrollment in schools of law. Loyola law students joined with students from USC and UCLA in demanding financial assistance and realistic admissions criteria, he was elected chapter chairman, LRLS soon had branches throughout the state. This was the time of the East Los Angeles Blowouts, Cruz became interested in the Chicano Movement, but decided could do more for the cause if he remained in law school, he earned his J. D. in 1971. In 1968, Cruz was fulfilling a legal internship with California Rural Legal Assistance in Salinas when he was invited to a "secret meeting" in Santa Barbara between César Chávez and his lawyers to discuss the lack of Church support for the UFW-backed grape boycott. At that meeting, Cruz promised Chávez that he would do whatever he could to bring about Church support; when he returned to Los Angeles, he teamed up with Los Angeles City College's MEChA, who had independently begun work on Roman Catholic Church issues.
A coalition of students, welfare mothers, Brown Berets, Immaculate Heart nuns joined to become Católicos por la Raza. On October 11, 1969, a group of Chicano students tried to see Cardinal James Francis McIntyre, but only Cruz and Joe Aragon were admitted. Despite their showing the utmost deference, the Cardinal treated them, they said, "like trash". After their dismissal, 15 to 20 CPLR members pushed their way into the chancery and the Cardinal threatened to have them arrested. On October 18, 1969, the CPLR passed a resolution to pressure the church. On December 4, 1969, they held a press conference to make demands of the Church and to announce the first public demonstration to be held at St. Basil's, it was attended by only one reporter—the Los Angeles Times's Rubén Salazar. On December 7, 1969, about 500 people picketed, they began planning for a demonstration to be held on Christmas Eve. They returned to St. Basil's on Christmas Day to continue the protest. On December 29, sympathizer Bishop Parilla from Puerto Rico celebrated mass in a dirt lot across the street from the church.
From January 1–4, the Católicos engaged in a hunger strike on the lawn of St. Basil's. On January 22, 1970, Cardinal McIntyre resigned and the Católicos met with the new Archbishop Manning to discuss their demands. One month after the Christmas Eve protest, 3,000 people, many of them high school students, conducted a midnight march from the downtown chancery to St. Basil's, where they celebrated the 7:00 am mass. On September 13, 1970, the Católicos conducted their final action: a "Baptism by Fire", during which Cruz, his brother, some 20 others burned their baptism certificates; the Catholic Church's refusal to support the UFW grape boycott was all the more blatant when the Episcopalians and several Jewish organizations joined it. Cruz saw hypocrisy in the Church's silence and inaction, as it used few of its vast resources to better the worldly condition of its members; this condition was exacerbated in Los Angeles, whose Archdiocese was one of the wealthiest in the nation and served some of its poorest members, where white domination of the Church's interior structures places Latinos at a disadvantage.
This realization led him to further criticisms. The Second Vatican Council, though reform-minded, was reluctant to embrace Liberation theology, as a result did not embrace social and economic struggles; the Católicos pressured the Church to pay heed to its members' material needs, as well as their spiritual needs. Th
Allotment Wives is a 1945 film noir directed by William Nigh and starring Kay Francis. Its plot is about an army investigator who tries to shut down a scam that preys on soldiers, unknowingly falls in love with the woman behind it; the Office of Dependency Benefits, O. D. B. is a U. S. government agency in charge of payment and financial support to women who have husbands serving in World War II. After the war, the office still handles all these issues; the story picks up when Colonel Pete Martin from the Army Intelligence is assigned to investigate a series of incorrect claims for support, discovered at the O. D. B. Among other things, there is evidence. Pete's job is to bring them to justice. Pete goes undercover and pretends to be a newspaper reporter, which used to be his occupation before the war, he begins his investigations on the West Coast. He observes a suspicious young woman named Helen Keefe give cash to an suspicious-looking man, George Shields, after that, she is introduced to another young man.
Pete orders their arrest. At the restaurant, a businesswoman named, she claims running a canteen for servicemen. Pete is unaware that she is the head of the racketeering business and in charge of all the allotment frauds. To her aid, she has three men: Whitey Colton, Louis Moranto, Deacon Sam. Since Pete discovered a case of ongoing fraud in the restaurant, Sheila is furious with her associates, fires Moranto for not doing his job properly. Whitey is sent to keep track of his investigation. Whitey follows Pete to the O. D. B. Offices, confirms that he is an investigator. Pete continues to pretend being a reporter, goes to Sheila's canteen, he meets her, they agree to meet the next day for an interview as background to one of the article he pretends to write. He is still unaware of Sheila's involvement in the racket. Sheila sees her daughter, Connie, in a bar with two soldiers, becomes upset with her behavior. Sheila tells Connie that she has to stay in school for two more months, after which they will go to South America together with Whitey.
Sheila's plan is to quit the racketeering business by then. But problem arises as Spike Malone, one of Moranto's former goons, his girlfriend Gladys Smith try to get into the racketeering business, they see her daughter Connie. It turns out Gladys recognizes Sheila. Pete sees signs of the racketeering business when he visits the canteen, the next time he meets Sheila, he warns her about the illegal business going on at her place of business. Gladys starts working Sheila by sending her blackmail letters. Sheila puts Whitey on handing her over to the police, she succeeds, Gladys ends up in jail, where she meets Helen and finds out that Sheila is, in fact, running the whole allotment racketeering business. After telling Gladys, Helen commits suicide in jail. Gladys is soon released from jail, decides to get her revenge in Sheila through her daughter. Gladys and Spike arrange a string of wild parties, get Connie to attend them, they sneak into Sheila's home and threaten her with a gun, asking for a large sum of money in exchange for Connie.
Sheila manages to alert Whitey about her situation, he and his men arrive to the rescue. A gunfight ensues, Spike is shot and runs off, injured. Sheila manages to kill Gladys. After all the wild partying, Connie is taken into custody by Pete, since he isn't aware that Sheila is the girl's mother, he asks her to help him with Connie, as a role model the girl can look up to. Sheila again uses Whitey, sends him off to break Connie out from captivity, he is shot and wounded in doing so. In the meantime, Pete has tracked Spike, finds out that he is involved with Sheila somehow. Sheila and Connie pack to go to Mexico together, but Sheila goes to take care of Pete before they leave. Connie is sent ahead for Mexico with her other reliable associate Deacon. Sheila attempts to kill Pete. Pete decides to let Connie run, turns in his report to the O. B. D, suggesting they forget about the girl's background. Kay Francis as Sheila Seymour Paul Kelly as Major Pete Martin Otto Kruger as Whitey Colton Gertrude Michael as Gladys Smith Teala Loring as Connie Seymour Bernard Nedell as Spike Malone Anthony Warde as Joe Agnew Matty Fain as Louie Moranto Jonathan Hale as Brigadier General H. N. Gilbert Selmer Jackson as Deacon Sam Terry Frost as George Shields Reid Kilpatrick as Philip Van Brook Doris Lloyd as Alice Van Brook Marcelle Corday as Madame Gaston Elizabeth Wright as Helen Keefe Allotment Wives on IMDb Allotment Wives at the TCM Movie Database
Ultraman Orb The Movie is a Japanese superhero and Kaiju film, serving as the film adaptation of the 2016 Ultra Series television series Ultraman Orb. It was released in March 11, 2017, in celebration to the 50th anniversary of Ultra Seven where the titular character himself and his son Ultraman Zero is set to appear. Both Blu-Ray and the DVD is set to be released on 28 July 2017; the catchphrase for the movie is "Great Gathering! New Generation Heroes". One day, a strange object appeared at the SSP's office, revealed to be the X Devizer, a transformation device which inhabited by Ultraman X. Having separated from his host, the Xio personnel Daichi Ozora due to an enemy attack, X sought the help of SSP and Gai in search for his human host but this however brings the threat of a new enemy; the main villain approached herself as the space witch Murunau with the possession of a Dark Ring that empowers her own strength. With a desire to transform whatever pretty thing she fancies into her personal jewelry collection, she had captured the Ultra Warriors Ginga and Victory and set her sight on Earth as the main target.
Worse enough is the return of Jugglus Juggler who continued his scheming ways from behind the scenes again. With the help of Murunau's alien army, X had been captured and added to her jewellery collection. Now Orb must rescue the new generation Ultra Warriors and master the power of bonds as the battle for Earth has begun; this movie was glimpsed following the conclusion of 2016 Ultraman Festival. It was properly announced in November 23, 2016 in a special event in Ario Hashimoto shopping mall in Sagamihara, Japan. Hideo Ishiguro, the actor of Gai Kurenai highlighted that the movie will introduce Daichi, Ultraman X and Murunau as strong involvements to the plot while having a comedic scene on Shibukawa's part. In December 9, Tsuburaya further revealed that voice actor Kōichi Yamadera and members of Jungle Pocket, a Japanese comedian trio will participate in the movie as voice casts, they as well revealed that Ultraman Zero, Victory and X will be reprised by their original voice actors while the movie's ending theme, TWO AS ONE will be performed by Da-ice and sold as part of their album, NEXT PHASE.
Kudo and Hanamura of Da-ice became the guest voice actors of the movie as well, becoming their major debut in voice acting. The director encouraged the voice actors to perform more ad-libs to their respective roles. In commemoration to the movie, preorder for Gai's leather jacket in Bandai Fashion was released and the product is set to shipment in March 2017. Early pre-order of said jacket comes with a pair of free movie tickets for parent-child pair. During the day of the film premier, viewers will be given the chance to shake hands with Ultraman Orb in all of his forms. During the premier of Ultraman Orb the Movie, director Kiyotaka Taguchi reveals that he summed up the entire Ultraman Orb series and spin offs into 10 chapters: The Origin Saga is envisioned to be chapter 1; the original series is chapter 6. Ultraman Orb the Movie as chapter 7. Due to this, he mentioned that there will be another future project for the series, with chapters 2-5 taking place in-between The Origin Saga and original series, while chapters 8-10 will be after the premier movie.
According to the Japanese theatre website Eiga.com, Ultraman Orb the Movie ranks seventh in the box office during its premier date. Gai Kurenai /Ultraman Orb: Hideo Ishiguro Naomi Yumeno: Miyabi Matsuura Jetta Hayami: Naoto Takahashi Shin Matsudo: Hiroaki Nerio Jugglus Juggler /Zeppandon: Takaya Aoyagi Ittetsu Shibukawa: Shingo Yanagisawa Murunau: Oniyakko Tsubaki Daichi Ozora: Kensuke Takahashi Dan Moroboshi /Ultraseven: Kohji Moritsugu Tsurunoyu shopkeeper: Taro Suwa Yūka: Kokoro Hirasawa Alien Ckalutch: Masayuki Nunome Garmes: Emi Katayama Cicada Woman: Hitomi Adachi Hypnas: Katsuyuki Okamura Darebolic's victims: Kiyotaka Taguchi, Yuchi Abe, Ryuichi Ichino, Suguru Tomita, Masayoshi Takesue Ultraman Zero: Mamoru Miyano Ultraman X: Yuichi Nakamura Ultraman Ginga: Takuya Negishi Ultraman Victory: Kiyotaka Uji Alien Gapiya "Sadeath": Kōichi Yamadera Alien Guts "Doppel": Shinji Saitō Alien Hipporito "Callisto": Hirohisa Ōta Alien Temperor "Batista": Otake Ci
Graham Geraghty, is a former Gaelic football player for the Meath senior football team. While still an inter-county player, he stood for the Fine Gael political party at the 2007 Irish general election. Geraghty represented his country against Australia in the International Rules Series in 1999, 2000 and 2006. Geraghty has won an All-Ireland Minor Football Championship in 1990 and an All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship in 1993, he has been named as the Meath Player of the Year on two occasions in 1999 and more in 2006. Geraghty won the Martin Donnelly Cup on four occasions with Leinster. At club level, Graham won the Meath Senior Football Championship with Seneschalstown in 1994, he has won the Meath Under-21 Championship with Seneschalstown in 1992. Although his greatest achievements have come in football, he is a versatile athlete, with various honours in the fields of athletics and rugby. In late 2003, he published his autobiography, titled Misunderstood, which documents his childhood and sporting career up until the early years of the 21st century.
In 2007, Geraghty helped Meath back to the top and scored a magnificent goal against Tyrone to help earn the team a place in the semifinal. On 23 July 2008, Geraghty retired following Meath's exit from the 2008 Championship at the hands of Limerick. On 20 May 2011, just three days after his 38th birthday, Geraghty returned to the Meath panel after a three-year absence, he came on as a substitute in Meath's first game of the Championship against Kildare at Croke Park, scoring a goal, wrongly disallowed as a square ball. In 2012, Geraghty became a selector. In December 2013, Geraghty confirmed that he will play Sigerson Cup football for Blanchardstown IT in 2014 as he is enrolled in a Social and Community Development course at the college. Club1 Meath Senior Football Championship 1994 1 Meath Under-21 Football Championship 1992 1 Meath Junior Football Championship 2007 1 Leinster Junior Club Football Championship 2007Meath3 Leinster Senior Football Championship 1996 1999 2001 2 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 1996 1999 2 Leinster Under-21 Football Championship 1991 1993 1 All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship 1993 1 Leinster Minor Football Championship 1990 1 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship 1990 1 National Football League Division 1 1994 1 National Football League Division 2 2007Leinster4 Railway Cup 1996 1997 2001 2002 2005Ireland2 International rules football 1999 2001Individual2 All-Star 1994 1999 In November 2017, Graham was announced as the new Intermediate Football manager for Glen Emmets GFC in Tullyallen, Co.
Louth. In 2006, Geraghty was selected by the Fine Gael political party to contest the general election of 2007 in his home constituency of Meath West. However, he performed poorly in the election, obtaining only 1,284 first preference votes - the lowest of the three Fine Gael candidates standing - and was eliminated from the race after the fourth count. Geraghty appeared in acclaimed 1998 Irish kung fu movie Fatal Deviation opposite Boyzone's Mikey Graham, he had no lines. Geraghty is married to Amanda and they have four children, Lauren and Beau Graham Geraghty Official Fine Gael Website Official Meath Website Seneschalstown GAA Website