Big setback for Man United

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal cast doubt on his team’s chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League after a 2-1 loss at relegation-threatened Sunderland in the Premier League, placing the Dutchman under fresh scrutiny yesterday.The latest embarrassing loss for United this season was sealed by a late own goal by David de Gea in the 82nd minute, with a goal-line clearance from Anthony Martial cannoning off the back of the goalkeeper and into the net.Martial had equalised for United in the 39th minute after recently signed Wahbi Khazri put Sunderland ahead in the third minute.The loss left United six points behind fourth-place Manchester City, having played one more game.great chanceWith the top four in action against each other today – leaders Leicester are at Arsenal, and Manchester City host Tottenham – United wasted a great chance to close the gap on the Champions League places.”It will be very difficult now,” van Gaal said about United finishing in the top four. “It’s too much at this time. I think after this match, winning the Europa League is the best route.”Chelsea have endured an even more miserable season, but the ailing champions did manage to produce their most emphatic win of the campaign yesterday by routing Newcastle 5-1 to climb to 12th place. Manager Guus Hiddink remains unbeaten since replacing fired JosÈ Mourinho in December, but Chelsea are 14 points from fourth place.Diego Costa, wearing a mask after breaking his nose, took just five minutes to put Chelsea in front, and Pedro Rodriguez intercepted sloppy Newcastle, passing to score in the 9th minute.Willian completed a counterattack after being set up by Costa in the 17th, Pedro netted again in the 59th and Bertrand Traore became the first player from Burkina Faso to score in the Premier League in the 83rd.relegation zoneMeanwhile, Norwich threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to West Ham and stay in the relegation zone, now only a point above Sunderland. Swansea lost 1-0 at home to Southampton and are only three points above the bottom three in 16th place.Stoke beat Bournemouth 3-1 and Watford won 2-1 at Crystal Palace, for whom Emmanuel Adebayor scored his first Premier League goal since October 2014. Troy Deeney scored both of Watford’s goals.West Bromwich produced a steely defensive display to beat Everton 1-0 away, courtesy of a goal by Salomon Rondon.last_img read more

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Prove your capacity – Govt tells GTT

first_img…if Digicel’s Suriname bypass link be discontinuedGovernment has asked the telephone giant GTT to prove it has the capacity to meet the needs of most Guyanese, should there be a discontinuance of the Digicel link to Suriname.GTT recently complained that this bypass was “illegal”, and called on thePublic Telecommunications Minister Cathy HughesGovernment to immediately launch an independent audit into this trans-border link, although same has been active for more than five years.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes on Sunday explained that the matter has been engaging Government’s attention. She said the Telecommunications Ministry has been in active discussion with both service provides on the matter of the unlicensed transmission of voice and data traffic by Digicel, grounded in GTT’s claims to exclusivity over all international transmissions. Hughes said her intention is to arrive at a resolution that would be in the best interest of the people of Guyana.However, she said Government’s approach to the matter should not be misconstrued to mean that is condones acts of illegality. “This has proven to be a complex matter, exacerbated by demands of the market for adequate voice and data services. Among the issues to be considered are whether GTT has sufficient data capacity to meet the needs of the market, and the degree of congestion of its network. GTT has been invited to submit relevant information and data to clearly demonstrate that (it has) the network capacity to ensure that the people for Guyana will not be adversely affected by discontinuance of the Digicel link to Suriname,” she explained in her statement.The Minister emphasised: “This does not mean that the Government is in any way eager to condone this activity, but  in this age of such high dependence on telecommunications and the Internet for the conduct of business, learning and many activities of life, we must be satisfied that  there is adequate communications available for the people.”Hughes said that while the Government is committed to ensuring that applicable license terms and conditions are honoured, it must similarly ensure that relevant obligations in the licences that provide for adequate service are met, and also that the needs of the people are met.  “The Ministry is keenly aware that increased investment and greater network capacity (are) needed to meet the demands of consumers,” she stated.According to Hughes, the Ministry believes that a fully liberalised and competitive sector would prevent the resurgence of claims such as those made by GTT.However, Digicel in a statement on Sunday said that it notes GTT’s most recent statements to the press in which allegations were made in relation to the conduct of “illegal” activities by Digicel.Digicel said that it considers these statements to be yet another irresponsible attempt by GTT to deflect from the material issues that have now been brought to bear upon the company by the onset of liberalisation in Guyana.“Digicel wishes to state that any question of the illegality of any conduct on the part of Digicel and as to the services that Digicel can properly provide to the public can only be determined upon the judicial construction of the respective licences of both Digicel and GTT and upon consideration of all the relevant facts. At present there are matters before the court in which the court is called upon to make determinations in relation to the same issues.One such matter is the Constitutional Motion filed by Digicel against GTT in which Digicel challenges the fundamental legality of GTT’s authorisations to operate in Guyana and the extent to which these run counter to the tenets of the Constitution of the Republic of Guyana. It is Digicel’s view that it is only when the court has ruled on these fundamental legal principles can any determination be made in relation to legality.GTT said on Saturday that the Digicel bypass is causing significant harm to Guyana, financially.“With liberalisation on the horizon, the practice of equity and transparent conduct of all players is of paramount importance. It is essential that both the public and our leaders have the complete details about Digicel’s bypass operations, and that they understand the full consequences of the company’s actions, which are illegal and in direct violation of their licence,” GTT said in a release to the media.GTT is also calling for Digicel Guyana to release documentation to show where it has made tax payments on the revenue generated by the ‘illegal’ bypass operations. This, it stated, will determine whether or not the company has failed to pay some US$30 million to the Guyana Treasury for the past five years.Apart from the loss of taxes, valuable spectrum is being used by Digicel Guyana, GTT contends. “We all have a right to know whether this spectrum has in fact been stolen by Digicel,” the release stated.Only last Tuesday, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) held a hearing to determine whether GTT’s promotions are anti-competitive, as claimed by Digicel Guyana. As a result of that hearing, it has since been determined that an assessment of the services will be conducted. This is according to Chairman of the PUC, Justice Prem Persaud. The promotion in question is the “GET MORE PAY LESS” promotion.last_img read more

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Northern Lights College announces new president

first_imgChar of the Board of Governors Karen Simpson says the board voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Kulmatycki after receiving endorsement by the search committee.“Following extensive meetings with the search committee, senior executive, and faculty, it was clear that Bryn had the depth of character and leadership vision that will be an excellent fit for Northern Lights College,” Simpson writes. “I have no doubt that he will be an outstanding president for this college because of his track record as an experienced and effective administrator with a history of bringing innovation to education.”Dr. Kulmatycki is currently the Vice President of Academics at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) in Prince George.- Advertisement -Prior to his role at CNC, he served as a President, Vice-Chancellor and CEO at the Newman Theological College in Edmonton, as well as a Regional Superintendent of Schools and CEO both in Grande Prairie and Whitecourt.“I am truly excited to return to the north and be a part of the excitement and energy that is happening in northeastern British Columbia,” writes Dr. Kulmatycki. “Northern Lights College is the north’s premier training facility and the opportunity to lead this organization into the next phase of northern British Columbia’s strong economic outlook is one to which I look forward.”Dr. Kulmatycki holds a doctorate in Educational Research and Leadership, and Bachelors of Education from the University of Calgary as well as a Master of Educational Administration from the University of Alberta.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Pitch battle as Reus ends goal drought in Dortmund win

first_img0Shares0000Ground for concern: Moenchengladbach’s Raul Bobadilla with Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki © AFP / Patrik STOLLARZBERLIN, Germany, Feb 18 – A brilliant first-half strike saw Marco Reus grab his first Bundesliga goal since May to secure a 1-0 win for Borussia Dortmund at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday in a match played on an atrocious pitch.The two teams were forced to play on a highly uneven surface in Moenchengladbach after recent poor weather had badly-affected the pitch at Borussia-Park. There were chances for both Lars Stindl and Raul Bobadilla early on, but the pitch remained the focus of attention, as Andre Schuerrle appeared to slip and hurt himself.Schuerrle recovered to set up Reus as Dortmund took the lead against the run of play on 32 minutes.Picking up a pinpoint long pass from Mario Goetze, Schuerrle squared the ball to Reus, whose dipping shot glanced off the crossbar on its way in.“I actually wanted to hit it further to the left,” Reus told Sky. “But the main thing is that the ball went in. We had to scrap today, and we have a lot of work ahead of us.”Reus has missed most of the current campaign with a cruciate ligament tear, and had not been on the scoresheet for Dortmund since scoring a brace on the final day of last season.Jannik Vestergaard found the net for Gladbach just before half-time, but was judged to be offside by the video assistant referee.Thorgan Hazard should have equalised moments later, darting into the box from the left wing before slicing the ball wide.Gladbach continued to push forward after the break, chances falling to both Denis Zakaria and Matthias Ginter before Sokratis denied Bobadilla with a goal-line clearance on 55 minutes.Day of delight: Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger celebrates the winning goal © AFP / Patrik STOLLARZAs the second half wore on, Roman Buerki was forced into a string of saves, denying Stindl, Bobadilla and Nico Elvedi to keep Dortmund ahead.At the other end, Reus saw his fizzing half-volley beaten away by Yann Sommer.Earlier in the day, Mario Gomez’s goal was enough to secure a first away win of the season for Stuttgart, and inflict a first home defeat since October on Augsburg.The veteran striker gave Stuttgart the lead just before the half-hour mark. After Erik Thommy’s free-kick was blocked by the defensive wall, Gomez pounced on the loose ball and swept it into the bottom corner.Michael Gregoritsch appeared to equalise for Augsburg ten minutes later, but he too was correctly ruled offside after a two-minute long consultation with the video assistant referee.Only a superb save from Marwin Hitz stopped Stuttgart from doubling the lead on 65 minutes, the Augsburg goalkeeper denying Gomez from point blank range.“We should really have won by three or four goals today,” Gomez told Sky. “But we showed amazing character, and we’re going in the right direction.”The win lifts Stuttgart four points clear of the bottom three, while Dortmund move into second ahead of RB Leipzig’s visit to Eintracht Frankfurt on Monday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S EDGE OUT MacCUMHAILLS IN SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgDonegal Senior Hurling ChampionshipSt. Eunan’s 2-5Mac Cumhaills 1-7 St. Eunan’s battled to a hard fought victory in the senior hurling championship over last year’s finalists Mac Cumhaills in O’Donnell Park. In a key game for both sides the early exchanges were strongly contested. David Whyte opened the scoring for MacCumhaills with two frees. On 8 minutes St. Eunan’s full forward Colm Breathnach had a penalty brilliantly deflected over the bar by Dylan Laverty in the McCumhaills goal. Then Eugene Organ levelled matters for the home team with a well worked score. A fine strike from the wing by Bernard McMenamin and a Ciaran Matthewson score edged the visitors in front, with Conor McVeigh pointing in reply. After 18 minutes Sean McVeigh broke through a number of MacCumhaills tackles, only to see his shot rebound of the crossbar. Two minutes later Letterkenny corner forward Stephen Doherty fired a loose ball to the net and two more quick scores from Doherty and Sean McVeigh opened a four point gap. Two late MacCumhaills points by Whyte and Lee Henderson cut the margin to two points by half time, 1-5 to 0-6. As conditions deteriorated on a wet evening scores were hard to come by in the second half. Both sides created opportunities but most efforts fell wide or short. McCumhaills made a breakthrough on 42 minutes when Matthewson raced through the Letterkenny defence and fired an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net. Sean Curran struck a fine point for the visitors shortly after to give them a two point advantage. St. Eunan’s began to dominate possession but could make no impression on the scoreboard, with pressure from the MacCumhaills defence and centre back Jamesie Donnelly coming strongly into the game. With six minutes left, however, the home team’s efforts were rewarded when a long ball from midfielder Colm Flood found its way to the net. In a frantic finish MacCumhaills pressed for an equaliser but the Letterkenny defence held out, with Cormac Goulding and Conor Parke in particular continuing their earlier dominance. A late 65 from Donnelly was cleared by St. Eunan’s and they closed out a one point win.  St. Eunan’s: David Ireland, Francis Lennon, Eunan O’Donnell, Shane O’Connor, Conor Parke, Adie Gaffey, Cormac Goulding, Colm Flood (1-0), Seán McVeigh (0-1), Eugene Organ (0-1), James Connors, Conor McVeigh (0-1), Stephen Doherty (1-1), Colm Breathnach (0-1), Cormac Hartnett. Subs: Mark Timoney, Daniel Lee, Eoin Friel, Darragh Kerrane, Luke Wilson, Anthony Emmett, Michael McGrath, Jack Brennan, Paddy Flood. Mac Cumhaills: Dylan Laverty, Anthony Patton, Martin McGonigle, Oliver McRory, Michael McMenamin, Jamesie Donnelly, Gary Browne, Justin McGee, Barry McGranaghan, Bernard McMenamin (0-1), Ciaran Matthewson (1-1), David Whyte (0-3), Gerard Cunningham, Paddy Hannigan, Owey McRory. Subs: Lee Henderson (0-1), Sean Curran (0-1), Ciaran O’Leary, John Anthony Chambers. Referee: Alan Nash. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S EDGE OUT MacCUMHAILLS IN SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: August 4th, 2013 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:Sean MacCumhaills GAA Club notesSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

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DIV 1: DUNGLOE 0-06, KILCAR 3-08

first_imgThe visitors earned two more points on the league table defeating Dungloe on a score line of Dungloe 0-6 Kilcar 3-8.The homeside lead by a point at half time Dungloe 0-4 to Kilcar 0-3. Dungloe’s scorers were Mark Sweeney, Shaun Sharkey, Adam Neely and a free from Shaun Sharkey on the stroke of half time. Kilcar had points from Kieran McGinley & Patrick McBrearty 2 (1free).From the throw in McBrearty scored his sides first goal giving Dungloe keeper Ciaran Sharkey no chance. At the other end of the field Kilcar’s keeper Kevin Campbell denied Adam Neely pulling off a fine save & sending the ball out for a 45. Martin Redmond duly pointed to keep the home side in touch. 5 mins later Campbell denied Conor Greene dungloe’s second goal chance. Patrick McBrfearty & Conor Doherty pointed for the visitors before Darragh O’Donnell netted Kilcar’s second goal, Shaun Sharkey pointed for a free but goals win matches and Conor Doherty made no mistake in front of the Dungloe goals to score his sides 3rd goal. Points from Conor Doherty, Patrick mcBrearty (f) & Mark Sweeney left the final score Dungloe 0-6 Kilcar 3-8 DIV 1: DUNGLOE 0-06, KILCAR 3-08 was last modified: April 6th, 2015 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:Division Onedungloekilcarlast_img read more

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Why one Tottenham player’s absence against Watford should cause concern

first_img REVEALED REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won impact Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Spurs aren’t short of options at full-back so their rotation is understood by fans but the fact talented youngster Kyle Walker-Peters wasn’t fielded left many aghast.The versatile 21-year-old made nine appearances last season, including three in the Premier League and five in the domestic cups.But already it appears he is set for a decrease in game time with his absence against Watford.Able to play on either the right or left side of defence, he saw Serge Aurier and Ben Davies start ahead of him, with the latter continuing his poor form this season. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY RANKED Midfielder Joshua Onomah has struggled for games at Spurs and was on loan with Aston Villa last season. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t nurtured players from the club’s academy as well as it is thought. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 3 3 The use of KWP across the last three seasons has been absolutely baffling. Feel so bad for the kid, he could have had two (+) seasons of loans and might have played 100 matches by now. https://t.co/ExePhQMNcO— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) September 26, 2018Many consider the Argentine to be an excellent nurturer of young talents but in reality the club has seen talented youth stars like Marcus Edwards and Josh Onomah stall in their progression, while Cameron Carter-Vickers remains no closer to a role with the club having been packed off on loan for the second season in a row. BEST OF At his age, and with his tremendous potential, he needs to be playing regularly and the Carabao Cup should be providing him with the opportunity, but he could only make the bench.Last year, Walker-Peters earned the Man of the Match award in both the opening and final games of the campaign, grabbing two assists in the latter – a 5-4 win over Leicester City.His showings were mature and belied that of someone with so little time on the pitch under his belt.But Pochettino is still yet to fully allow him to flourish, even with Davies in poor form. 3 no dice Tottenham Hotspur may have squeaked into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a victory on penalties over Watford but some fans weren’t happy.The 2-2 draw threw up plenty of positives, including a rare shoot-out victory, their second since the 1984 UEFA Cup win.But one decision from manager Mauricio Pochettino hit a nerve with several fans before kick off. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Juan Foyth shows promise but has seen an injury stymie his chances this season, 21-year-old Luke Amos was only given minutes due to injury issues, which leaves just Harry Winks as the true face of Pochettino’s nurturing.Even ex-Ajax ace Davinson Sanchez has showed signs of a dithering development with his aerial ability now a huge concern given how easily he can be dominated, as shown by Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic and others.And now Walker-Peters sits idly waiting for a chance which now seems only likely to occur if Aurier’s injury against Watford is going to stop him playing regularly in the short-term. Tottenham Hotspur youngster Kyle Walker-Peters in action against AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup last year. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News As Tottenham continue to chase silverware on four fronts, Walker-Peters should be able to cross the white line and deliver for his manager, he clearly has the talent.But, right now, Spurs fans remain frustrated by their manager’s unwillingness to hand him a chance.last_img read more

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COMMUNITY ALERT: SUSPECTED PAEDOPHILE APPROACHING CHILDREN IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: Garda Warning to Parents.Local Gardai at Letterkenny have issued a warning to parents of small and teenage children following a number of reports of approaches to children.Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace told Donegal Daily: “We have had a number of reports of approaches to children by male persons driving cars particularly in the Inishowen area but also in Letterkenny. “These individuals have stopped with children and asked for directions, offered sweets etc, the common thread so far has been the descriptions of the cars as being silver, light blue with the makes described as a ford focus or Audi.”Gardaí have issued the following advice to parents:Parents are advised to talk to their children and :1. Encourage children to report to them any occurrences – don’t be afraid.2. Try to get an accurate description of the car if possible the registration number.3. Advise children/teenagers not to walk alone on dark unlit roads.4. Use a taxi / public transport if feasible – don’t take lifts.5. Telephone home and remain in a busy well lit place until parents /family members arrive.6. Report the matter immediately to local District H.Q Station where a 24/7 service is provided i.e Letterkenny,Buncrana,Glenties,Milford,Ballyshannon.COMMUNITY ALERT: SUSPECTED PAEDOPHILE APPROACHING CHILDREN IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: October 9th, 2013 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:community alertgarda warningletterkennypaedophilelast_img read more

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ARTS: DAITHI RAMSAY’S AN GRIANAN NEWS UPDATE

first_imgChristmas Craft and Art FairAn Grianán Theatre’s Christmas Craft and Art Fair returns on Sat 1 December 2012. For one day only this selected group of craft makers and artists will give you an opportunity to buy the best and classiest presents anyone will receive this year. Curated by Deirdre Ramsay, the 20 exhibiting artists and designer/makers are some of the finest in the north west. Crafts and arts on display will include pottery and ceramics, textiles, batiks, fashion, jewellery and art prints. The exhibitors are Deirdre Ramsay, Fiona Higgins, Theatre Craft Group, Emer O’Sullivan, Helen Pinoff, Alan McCluney, Maggie Roarty, Clare Cuanane, Emily Bazeley, Michelle Mc Carroll, Shelagh Dwyer, Laura Ferguson, Audrey Henry, Alicia Brolly, Kim Mc Elhinney, Helen Scott, Joanne Gamble, Siobhan Montgomery, Laura Bucannan and Daniel McGarrigle. The fair runs from 11am to 6pm on Sat 1 December. The theatre’s cafe will be on hand to serve tea, coffee and delicious refreshments.  Seize the David O’Doherty Comedian David O’Doherty and his yamaha return to An Grianán on Sat 1 December with his latest stand up show Seize the David O’Doherty. With recent TV apperances that include hosting BBC’s Nevermind The Buzzcocks and appearing as a panellist on QI not to mention his best-selling book 100 Facts about Pandas and recently published 100 Facts about Sharks, David O’Doherty is proving to be one of Ireland’s hottest (in a mild mannered way) comedy exports. Having scaled the heights of telemarketing and temping, David O’Doherty first stepped on stage at Dublin’s Comedy Cellar in 1998. In 1999 he won the Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award for new comedians and was runner up in the BBC New Comedy Awards. His first full show ‘The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy’ was performed at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2000 and received a nomination for Best Newcomer. He has returned to the festival six more times, his 2006 show ‘David O’Doherty is my name’ receiving a nomination for best show and his 2008 show ‘Let’s Comedy’ won the if.comedy Award (former Perrier) for Best Show. He has performed around the world at festivals in Melbourne, Montreal, New York and Wellington. He has toured around Ireland with Tommy Tiernan, around Britain with Rich Hall and recently around America with Demetri Martin. In 2006 he recorded his first CD “Giggle Me Timbers (or ‘Jokes Ahoy!’)” at home in his flat in front of 35 people. His first television series ‘The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty’ was transmitted on RTE in Ireland in 2007. He has written widely for newspapers and magazines, published a book for children, written a play (‘Saddled’, with Bryan Quinn – the world’s first theatrical production to feature live repair of audience members’ bicycles), and a radio series about bee detectives with his brother Mark (‘The Bees of Manulla’ RTE).  See David O’Doherty on on Sat 1 Dec at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny. Gig starts at 8pm and tickets are available at An Grianán now on 0749120777 or see www.angrianan.com.  Donegal band In Their Thousands are coming home triumphant! Donegal band In Their Thousands are this year’s Hot Press/2FM Guinness Play for the Day winners. After coming through their northern heat as winners the band performed at Whelan’s in Dublin on Wednesday night with fellow finalists Hot Sprockets, The Calvinists and Protobaby. But it was the Donegal band’s stunning live set that saw them crowned as winners. “It was really tough,” Niall Stones, Editor of Hot Press said, “but In Their Thousands were absolutely brilliant. The feeling among the judges was that this is a band with huge international potential. They are superb musicians making a truly original and epic noise.” Local audiences will get their chance to congratulate the boys soon as they are playing a special acoustic support slot with Duke Special at An Grianán Theatre on Sat 8 Dec before heading back to the theatre for a post-Christmas show as headliners in their own right on Thur 27 Dec. The Play on the Day prize package includes a full three day recording session, the release of a single and thousands of euro worth of top-of-the-range musical instruments, including equipment from Fender, Tanglewood Guitars, Premier Drums and Casio.Formed in Ramelton in  May 2011 by brothers Aidan and Declan Mc Clafferty, and their cousin Ruairí Friel they were later joined by longtime friend Liam Kelly and the project became In Their Thousands. Despite being little more than a year old they have already developed a distinctive sound and have released two EPs, headlined the Earaail Awakenings Festival while their gig to promote the release of their second EP Cellars has become the stuff of local music legend busing three loads of unsuspecting fans to a secret pop-up venue in remotest Donegal where the band performed in a shed that they turned into a venue for one night only. The band’s sound can only be described as diverse. With the songs coming from all band members their live set changes from stunning vocal harmony laced acoustic acapella folk to edgy electric alternative rock in a seamless progressive crescendo. Songwriting and vocal duties being held down by all four band members and with a diverse and alternative approach to the way music should be enjoyed, In Their Thousands, are one of the most exciting and interesting groups to have come from the North West. See them live at An Grianán Theatre on Sat 8 Dec (acoustic gig supporting Duke Special) and Thur 27 Dec. See www.angrianan.com for further information or call the box office on 074 91 20777. Crash Cabaret This Friday An Grianan’s bespoke entertainment smorgasbord is back with another eclectic picnic! Join your MC DEREK O’CONNOR for the last Crash Cabaret of 2012… This time, it’s ALL about the tunes. And it’s going to be a monster. Starring.. Punk folk poet troubadour, gospel music energy preacher JINX LENNON!  The Donegal debut of blues/jazz/soul/pop/rock/folk/fun outfit.KELLIE AND THE SCRUFFS! Plus… Eclectic songwriter and multi-instrumentalist CHRIS WARD! Sad songs under a low light with SPACEJUCK! By popular demand – the return of MARTY & MAEVE! Northern Soul singer and birthday boy SEAN P. FEENEY At last! It’s the ADRIAN KELLY RARE GROOVE ORCHESTRA! Plus… A thing by NARTYSTATION! And dancing until late! All for a recession-friendly FIVE EURO!  CASH ON MY TASH! Come along early to An Grianan’s MOVEMBER Shave Off event, which kicks off at 9PM! All welcome: here;s how it works, anyone wanting the shave off their Movember tash, by the lovely people from Patrick Gildea’s Hairdressing Team, will throw a tenner into the kitty, their friends pay the normal €5 admission, and all money paid in before 9.30pm will go to the Movember Campaign!ARTS: DAITHI RAMSAY’S AN GRIANAN NEWS UPDATE was last modified: November 25th, 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:ARTS: DAITHI RAMSAY’S AN GRIANAN NEWS UPDATElast_img read more

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THE DONEGAL HANDICAP WORTH A FLUTTER IN DUBAI!

first_imgPunters at the Meydan Races in Dubai may have felt somebody got the cards mixed up yesterday.The second race on the card was called the Donegal Football Team Cup.No, the county board hasn’t gone and sponsored the race card ahead of some of the world’s richest men. We’re reliably informed the race was named after Jim McGuinness and the boys who are on a well-deserved break there.Word has it that Colm McFadden had fifty quid on the winning horse! THE DONEGAL HANDICAP WORTH A FLUTTER IN DUBAI! was last modified: January 4th, 2013 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)last_img read more

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