Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – the best bits: Tuesday, September 2

first_imgListen back to the highlights of Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. Alan Brazil was joined by Brian Moore, along with guests including Stuart Pearce, Mark Bosnich, Patrick Kluivert, Tony Fernandes, Piers Morgan and Ray Wilkins.last_img

Do They Know It’s Christmas 2014: Liverpool FC Edition – ‘Dan Aid’

first_imgDo they know it’s Christmas at Anfield?The Liverpool defence seem to think Christmas began months ago, judging by the amount of gifts they’ve been giving away this season.But while the defending wasn’t exactly up to scratch last season, it’s up front where the Reds problems are mounting.Liverpool have gone from scoring 101 Premier League goals in the 2013/14 season, to just 14 in 11 this time round.With Daniel Sturridge out injured and Luis Suarez’s replacements floundering, manager Brendan Rodgers needs to find goals from somewhere.So come on John W Henry, let Bren know it’s Christmas time and sign a worldie.On a much more serious note, to donate to Band Aid 30 and help provide relief against Ebola, buy the official Band Aid 30 song, or donate here: You can also donate to the charity by text: To donate £3 text AID to 70123, to donate £5 text AID to 70600, to donate £10 text AID to 70707last_img read more

Former Holland boss Guus Hiddink on out-of-sorts Manchester United £31million recruit

first_img Guus Hiddink managed Memphis Depay during his time in charge of Holland 1 Guus Hiddink believes Memphis Depay’s form is suffering because he is having to overcome the pressure of being one of Holland’s brightest prospects while adjusting to the demands of the Barclays Premier League.Manchester United spent £31million to recruit the talented forward from PSV Eindhoven in the summer when he was already a member of Hiddink’s Holland national team – but like so many in a United shirt this season he has struggled to make an impression under manager Louis van Gaal.Hiddink, who has since begun his second reign as Chelsea’s interim manager, may not even see Depay play on Monday when Chelsea visit Old Trafford.Depay was substituted at half-time in United’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke – but Hiddink has defended the forward’s “talent”, and says the solution to improving his form comes in patience and with the assistance of United’s more senior players.“He’s a very young guy,” said Hiddink, who oversaw a 2-2 draw with Watford in his first game back at Stamford Bridge.“When he was in Holland he was one of the star players, at a very young age.“There is a lack of star players in Holland who are playing already many years in their league so at a young age he was bombarded as one of the big talents.“He has this talent but he’s also now having a confrontation with the demands of the Premier League, which are much higher in intensity of the game during 90 minutes.“That’s a period all players, not just him, have to overcome, and I think they need time for that.“He has this talent, but he’s also giving interviews saying ‘hey, I have to get used to another way of playing, the intensity of the games every three days, plus the intensity of the game’. Those guys, they need a bit the cover of experienced players.”last_img read more


first_imgFour Masters GAA News:Club Membership: Membership is now due. It must be paid by 31st a Match in line with the Official Guide from Croke Park and club policy.Cost is €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age. Underage membership costs, €30 for U18 to U12, €20 for U8 to U10, and €7 for U6 and below. It should be paid to Shirley Doherty Senior Registrar (0873104086) or Paul Timoney (0872791305). Paul will be available in the Abbey Hotel on Monday evenings from 9pm to 9:30pm and Shirley available this Friday in Tir Conaill from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Senior Membership entitles each member to voting rights at monthly meetings and the AGM as per club constitution and also be able to place a ticket order for Donegal matches in the Ulster and All Ireland Series. All club players will must be insured to train and play.Quiz Night: Bord na nÓg are hosting a fundraising quiz in Dom’s Pier 1 this Friday night (March 27th) at 9pm. All parents, players, and locals are encouraged to come along. There will be a number of excellent spot prizes given out on the night. Thanks goes to all that supported the fundraiser last Friday night for Hughie Sweeney in the Abbey Hotel. Hughie with his 2007 county minor winning players and management teamTopaz Cash for Clubs: the club has signed up for the Topaz Cash for Clubs competition, you get a stamp for every €40 or more you spend on fuel in Topaz. The club needs 300 stamps to be entered in the cash prize draws which total €200,000. Our club code is 10203, a completed stamp book can be given any senior club officer or contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905).Gluvs GAA Gloves: the TY mini company are currently selling GAA Gloves called Cluvs with our club crest and colours. If interested in purchasing a pair contact Tom O’Grady (0867358134).Social Media: The club has set up a new Flickr photo sharing page to share photos. The club can also be followed via Twitter, Facebook, TeamApp, ClubAppLive, Instagram and Youtube or our at our website www.fourmastersgaa.comTraining Times: Boys Football; U10 on Wednesday (6:15pm to 7:30pm), U12 on Tuesday (5:30pm to 7pm), U16 on Friday (5:30pm to 7pm), and U16/Minors on Monday (6:15pm to 7:15pm). Hurling and Camogie: U8/U10’s on Friday (6pm to 7pm) and U12’s and above on Friday (7pm to 8pm). Hurling contacts are Lorcan O’Toole (0871354564), U12s contact Fergal McAllister (0873445981) and U14/16 contact Mark Sweeney (0868107678). U12 girls football is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm and U10 girls football starting this Thursday from 5pm to 6pm in Tir Conaill, with the Senior Ladies on Thursdays from 8pm. The Senior men’s teams are currently training on Wednesday (7:30pm) and Friday (9:30pm) in Tir Conaill.Minor Boys Football: Well done to the minors who defeated Ardara on Sunday on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-08 last week, they now play Killybegs in the Southern Donegal Divisional quarter final. This game will played in Tir Conaill Park in the next fortnight.U16 Boys Football: The U16’s start their league this Wednesday at 5:30pm in Dungloe. They play Naomh Muire and Kilcar in the next few weeks. Senior Men’s Football: The senior and reserve teams started out their league campaigns on Sunday with two defeats to St Michaels. The reserves lost out by two points on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-11 with the seniors losing out to 4-09 to 0-07. Both teams host St Eunans on Monday week (April 6th) in Tir Conaill ParkLadies Football: The senior ladies drew away to Gweedore on Sunday morning in Maghergallon. Well done to Grace Nolan who made her Championship debut for Donegal Minors in their 4-10 to 3-08 defeat by Tyrone in Carndonagh. Grace and Eimear McGroary are our club representatives on this squad.Donegal GAA: Paul Durcan, Karl Lacey, and Kevin McBrearty are involved with the senior men’s squad, they play Tyrone this Sunday in MacCumhaill Park in an important National League game. Dylan Kennedy came on for Donegal minors in their comfortable victory over Fermanagh last week, they play Tyrone this Saturday in Omagh in the Ulster Minor League. Donegal senior ladies team won again on Sunday week, hammering Meath 6-17 to 2-05 in Killygordan with Kate Keaney representing the club.Easter Camp: The club will be hosting another three day Easter Camp this year on the second week of the Easter holidays. The camp will run from the Tuesday to Thursday (April 7th to 9th), starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm each day. Any club members, coaches, parents that are able to help out should contact Pauric (0860523905) or Laurence (0867532705). The camp will be open to boys and girls from six years and upwards. There will be a camp registration night on Friday 3rd April from 7pm to 8pm in Tir Conaill Park, with the camp costing thirty euros. There will also be a family rate for parents with more than one child attending the camp. Where’s the sliotar? Action from last years Easter Camp.Three legged race from last year Easter camp.Coaching Academy: the 2015 coaching academy for 4-7 year olds boys and girls will start back after Easter holidays on Saturday April 18th and will run every Saturday morning from 11am to 12:30pm in Tir Conaill Park until late June and again in September and October. Registration will take place evening on Wednesday 15th April from 6pm to 7pm in Tir Conaill. There will be a parents information evening on Thursday 16th April from 7pm to 7:45pm Tir Conaill, with all parents asked to attend. Registration for the academy costs seven euros. There will also be a weekly mini league for this group in the Summer which will take place on a weekday and consist of all games.Last day of the 2014 Coaching Academy – new players, parents, helpers always welcome. No previous experience necessary.Virtual Sod: the virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill.Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879869192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser.All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill.Best wishes: Good luck to Luke Keaney who last week moved to America. Congratulations to Conor McMonagle and Chloe McGinty on the recent birth of Éabha.Huge well done to Noel Ward who managed Carrick seniors to the All Ireland semi final last Saturday after defeating Castleblayney.They are scheduled to play this Saturday against the Tipperary champions, best of luck to Noel and his team.Club Notes: any club managers, mentors, or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email before Monday to ensure they are included.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS MINORS EARN SUPERB WIN OVER ARDARA was last modified: March 23rd, 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgFour Masters Ladies would like to thank Gareth Britton, All Sports, Donegal Town, for his sponsorship of their new jerseys and wish him every success with his Briga range. Club newsFour Masters would like to wish Karl Lacey, Aaron McCrea, and the Donegal County teams good luck in the Ulster Final on Sunday.To all members we are asking you to make a huge effort and sell both books of tickets of annual members draw please make a big effort this year we appreciate your support thank you.Our U12 girls hosted a blitz on Thursday evening in Tír Chonaill park. It was a wonderful evening of football with a team from St Nauls, a team from Naomh Columba and 2 teams from Killybegs. All girls got plenty of football and played very well. There were some tough matches but the girls never gave up. There has been a great improvement in both groups of players in recent months. Killybegs proved too strong in both groups. Thanks to all who helped out on the evening. Next up is our all county blitz in Convoy on Saturday July 16th.The training pitch development draw tickets are now on sale. Tickets are €5 each or 5 for €20. All members please support your club and see your tickets. Cúl CampsOur annual Four Masters Cúl Camp takes place from July 25th-29th in Tír Park. Register online at Lotto Renew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.Follow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comGAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LADIES DELIGHTED WITH NEW JERSEYS was last modified: July 12th, 2016 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:four masters gaaLadies Teamlast_img read more

Losers are still fighting

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Despite voters’ sweeping rejection of every ballot measure in last week’s special election, many of the groups behind the measures say they haven’t given up the fight and already have begun preparing to launch new ballot measures or legislative bills next year. And at least two of the measures that will likely resurface were among four backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of his “Year of Reform” agenda – including limits on union dues and redistricting. Supporters of Proposition 75 said they began looking at new proposals to restrict unions’ ability to use dues for political purposes as soon as Election Day ended. “We will be relentless in pursuit of that,” said Lew Uhler, president of the National Tax Limitation Committee. “The public-employee unions better get ready for another round of efforts and maybe they ought to come to grips with the reality of the demands of a good portion of their members.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Uhler said he and his allies have been discussing a variety of potential measures, including trying to restrict the use of government resources to deduct union dues from public employees’ paychecks. Proposition 75 was the second recent attempt to restrict union political contributions. The previous one, Proposition 226, applied to both public and private unions and was similarly rejected by voters. Still Uhler believes his measure lost not because the public rejected the idea, but because his side failed to get core Republican voters to turn out in sufficient numbers – and because they were outspent significantly by the public-employee unions. The public-employee unions opposed to Proposition 75 started preparing a countermeasure earlier this year in case the measure passed. Their proposal would place similar restrictions on corporations in California, requiring them to get shareholder approval before making political expenditures. After the election, officials with The Alliance For a Better California said they still hadn’t decided whether to continue pursuing that effort now that Proposition 75 has been rejected. Legislative leaders from both parties agreed last week that they also need to keep pushing forward with the issue raised by Proposition 77 – taking the responsibility for drawing the district lines out of the hands of the Legislature. “The speaker and I have talked quite a few times about the concept of working on redistricting – working on a way to take it out of legislators’ hands and truly give a true version of it where you have real lines and competitive seats,” said Assembly Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield. “I think the sooner we get it done the better off we are, and the greater trust the public would have in their public servants.” Among the proposals they are expected to examine is a constitutional amendment, SCA 3, authored earlier this year by Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach. That measure, which was set aside during the special-election campaign, would create a seven-member citizens commission to draw boundary lines starting in 2010. Proposition 77, by contrast, would have created a panel of three retired judges to draw the lines, which would have taken effect immediately. Meanwhile, supporters of drug-discount measure Proposition 79 are also planning to continue looking for ways to lower the cost of medicine in California – though they acknowledge a future ballot measure may not be the best approach because they were outspent 80-1 by the pharmaceutical industry. Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access, the consumer group behind Proposition 79, feels the most likely approach would be to try to work through the Legislature. He said he hopes the drug companies would participate in the negotiations rather than have to fight another campaign that cost them $80 million. “We are certainly flexible about what is the way to solve this problem. But it has to include not only a meaningful relief for patients, but some accountability for the drug industry,” he said. A representative of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the industry group that supported Proposition 78 and opposed Proposition 79, could not be reached for comment. Supporters of Proposition 80, the measure that seemed to get the least public attention, said they are still interested in regulating the electricity industry, though they have not yet crafted specific new plans. A legislative bill to regulate the industry also failed this year. “We have absolutely no doubt that deregulation is the wrong way to go for California and wrong for consumers,” said Mindy Spatt, spokeswoman for The Utility Reform Network. “We’ll continue to oppose the big energy company agendas.” But as all of the campaigns worked to recover last week from the special election, a San Fernando Valley legislator said he plans to introduce a bill to make it more difficult for future governors to call such elections. Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Glendale, believes such elections should only be called to handle emergencies. He is drafting a bill that would only allow special elections to be called in cases of urgent matters. The bill would require governors to declare a state of emergency and ask for a two-thirds vote from the Legislature before calling a special election. And only the specifically relevant measure would go on the ballot, while separate measures that were also qualified would wait until the next regularly scheduled election. “This governor abused the power of the special election and spent ($50 million) in taxpayer money on an election people didn’t want on propositions that had no urgency,” Frommer said. “Governors before Arnold Schwarzenegger have really used special elections on matters of some urgency to public policy. That’s what it was meant to be used for.” Harrison Sheppard, (916)446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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first_imgFancy working in the films?Eclipse Cinemas are currently looking for SUPERVISIORS and GENERAL OPERATIVESPlease send CV with cover letter to or in writing to HR Department, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane, Three Rivers Centre, Lifford, Co. DonegalEssential AttributesCandidates must be flexible with regards to working hours (Mainly Evenings & Weekends), be knowledgeable with computers, be good with people and be able to work as part of a team.  STAFF WANTED: ECLIPSE CINEMAS IS HIRING NOW! was last modified: February 18th, 2015 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) Tags:Eclipse CinemasLiffordVacancieslast_img read more

Students to be reprimanded after drugs prank at West Donegal school

first_imgA number of students at a West Donegal school are to be reprimanded after a video was posted online allegedly showing them snorting cocaine.A full investigation has been launched at PCC Falcarragh following the incident.The video, which showed a pupil snorting white powder from off a phone in the toilets of the school, has since been removed. However, a number of concerned parents thought the video was real and contacted Donegal Daily with their concerns.One woman claimed that six pupils had been expelled as a result of the incident.She also claimed that the Garda Drugs Squad had attended the school and the pupils had been drug-tested.However, principal of the 450 student school Maeve Sweeney has now come out publicly to dismiss the incident as a ‘prank.’ She stressed that there was “no illegal substance” in the school.However, she said the school was treating the incident as a “serious matter” and one which will be dealt with under the school’s own code of behaviour.She said “Reports regarding videos purportedly involving an illegal substance and a student from our school are false, in that the view is that there was in fact, no illegal substance.“The fact that the video portrays a prank is nonetheless considered to be a serious matter given the nature of what the video appears to depict, and as such, it will be dealt with fully under the school’s Code of Behaviour.“The gardaí have been fully involved in the school’s investigation of these reports. We trust this clarifies the position, and we confirm our school’s position in tackling any such issues.” Gardai have confirmed they attended the school on November 22nd to issue guidance to students.Students to be reprimanded after drugs prank at West Donegal school was last modified: November 30th, 2019 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)Tags:donegaldrugsMaeve SweeneyPCC FALCARRAGHlast_img read more

QPR and Newcastle wait as Hoilett arranges talks with Mönchengladbach

first_imgBlackburn winger Junior Hoilett is scheduled to fly to Germany for more talks with Borussia Mönchengladbach.Hoilett, 22, previously discussed a move to the Bundesliga outfit and is due to speak to them again before deciding on his future.QPR and Newcastle have made offers to the Canadian, who is leaving Ewood Park now his contract has expired.Rangers believe they are ahead of the Magpies in the race to sign him.Blackburn will be entitled to compensation as Hoilett is too young to move on a Bosman free transfer.See also: QPR believe they have pipped Newcastle to Hoilett dealFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

No boos. No tracksuits. No moneyphones: Sharks’ Kane returns to Buffalo

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — No boos. No tracksuits. No money phones.Evander Kane is expecting a friendly reception when he makes his return to the ice in Buffalo on Tuesday as a member of the Sharks, a 180-degree turn from the mockery he faced when he went back to Winnipeg as a member of the Sabres in 2016.“I can imagine that it will be positive,” Kane said after practice in Buffalo on Monday. “I’m sure they’ll be excited.”Get Sharks news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Sharks Report …last_img