Does 4-3-3 compromise the team defensively? “We have been playing like this all our lives, I don’t think it weakens us. In the first goal we are not positioned, but it can happen. And it will happen more times. We must have a lot of concentration, we play against good players.”Are you going more angry or disappointed? “Always disappointed if two points are lost at home. We have failed in the first goal, we know that we can play against teams that are locked up. In the second part we were much better. But as we know, they are details and until the end, in a play, you can mess it up. “Has the team fallen physically? “I do not think, the season is very long and we know that more complicated matches will come. Physically we are not bad, although we can improve even more. Our first five minutes were good, but they scored a goal and it cost us. We can improve in many aspects, not only physically. We will play against teams that come much better. “Aidoo collided with you and hit you. It’s okay? “All right”.The Bernabéu gave applause to Bale: “What am I going to comment on that? We know that the public commands. Bale has played a good game, we are happy. There is a lot left, we have to think about what we do.”With Marcelo in the League, eight games and only one without fitting. Do you see a direct relationship? “I don’t think it was well defensively. You get data, but we’re happy with all the players when they play, we’re going to keep fighting for everyone. This is still long.”It was lost against Real here, it is tied today, last year it was lost in Copa against Barça and in Champions against Ajax. What happens to Madrid in the Bernabéu? “Nothing happens. To defend ourselves, we are first on the table, it means a lot. We will lose points, this is football. They are details and we have to improve them. We have to be focused and until the end. It tastes bad, we made a good effort in the second part. We must continue. “But how does the defensive downturn explain? “It’s football, there is no explanation. We have conceded two goals, sometimes there are mistakes and when we see the second goal, the pass is extraordinary. There is no more explanation.”Hazard is the hope of Madrid? “We are very happy with your game, it’s 70 minutes in Those who have done very well. We know what you can contribute. I think he has played more than expected, but because there was no rush. We have worked very well with him to return. He got the penalty, I’m very happy for him. We have to continue preparing the following matches, what is coming will be more complicated. “ Zinedine Zidane analyzed Real Madrid’s draw against Celta (2-2) in Movistar’s flash interview. The white coach lamented the loss of two points.How is it about the blow he has received in the match? “Yes, it has given me, but hey, it didn’t have to be there.”Are you more hurt by the tie?: “Yes, because of the effort we made. We lost two points at home. It is not easy to return to the game after the goal they scored. They do not deserve to be where they are. I am hurt by the two points lost. Missing five minutes, the goal can sometimes be discussed in our mistake, but it has been a phenomenal Denis pass. “Have defended well: “Yes, it is difficult to always be involved all the time. From time to time you cannot always defend well but in general we are not doing badly.”The changes have not served?: “I wanted to put more in defense of Mendy, more compact. But hey, the changes after the game can always be discussed. We lost two points after the game we did in the second half, which has been better. But there is satisfaction of things we did”.Satisfied with Bale’s match: “Yes, with everyone.”Hazard has returned: “Well, happy. He played 70 minutes, was scheduled and has done quite well.”Later, Zidane appeared before the media in the press room of the Santiago Bernabéu. That was his appearance.What feeling does the game leave? “Aching, we made a tremendous effort in the second part and five minutes from the end we are tied. It was not easy, in the first part back and we could not find the hole. We focused too much. In the second part we were much better.”How did you see Hazard? “Glad his return and the 70 minutes he has given us. We know the player he is, after three months it was not easy and happy with how he has been.”Are you worried that Madrid has lost defensive tone lately? “It doesn’t worry me, but as you know it will be more complicated in the coming matches. We must be more attentive. The first goal is a mistake, but in the second the Denis pass has been spectacular, we must recognize it. I am not worried. There is a rival, that’s the way football is. We’ve scored two goals, Celta doesn’t deserve to be where he is. “How did you see Bale? “Well, everything. Happy for his match.”
…avenues for development to be exploredBy Jemima HolmesJust a few weeks ahead of their stint at the 43rd World chess Olympiad, members of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) got the opportunity of a lifetime to learn from and interact with Moldovan Grand Master Victor (Viktor) Bologan.Grand Master Victor Bologan takes on a group of Guyana’s best players in a simultaneous exhibitionBologan has a lengthy resume as it relates to chess having participated in the Olympiad and other top ranked international tournaments countless times. At one point in his career, the grand master has a FIDE (World Chess Federation) rating of 2734. However, Bologan has since turned his interests to teaching chess around the world and has also written seven books and has a DVD collection of seven tapes which all explore various advanced Chess playing techniques.As such, the grand master has made time in his hectic schedule to make a one day visit to Guyana to impart his knowledge on not on the team that will represent Guyana at the 2018 Olympiad but also the younger generation of chess players.Speaking at the introductory ceremony, President of the GCF Attorney James Bond, shared a little about the purpose of the brief visit at the National Resource Centre, Woolford Avenue.“His visit here not only coincides with the chess Olympiad but as a result of discussions he and I have had about the development of chess generally in Guyana,” Bond said.It was further explained that the grand master possesses a number of unique ideas which could improve way and level of chess that is played in the country.As such, the President of the Federation believes that it is a smart move in the direction of growth. “The Guyana Chess Federation believes that if we partner strategically with persons who are not only versed in the game of chess or in the administration of chess but persons who have the game of chess at heart, we will advance the growth of chess in Guyana and see results in the coming years. He (Bologan) is coming with a series of ideas and initiatives which I think any federation who is interested in developing the game of chess would learn from his experience. ”Noting that he has observed much in his short time here, Bologan has indicated that he sees potential in the country’s players. “Guyana is a small nation but as we can see, chess is there, chess is played and they have champions”“The physical presence of FIDE is not only talking but visiting and assisting,” the grand master stated in relation to what he hopes to achieve within his time here. He further went on to disclose that he intends to continue developing and supporting chess in Guyana.In his first game, Bologan took on eight of Guyana’s best players all at once in a simultaneous exhibition inclusive National Champion Wendell Meusa, Anthony Drayton and Female champion Maria Thomas.
1 Former Liverpool, Bolton and Swansea forward David N’Gog has joined Reims on a two-year deal, it has been announced.The French frontman has spent the last six years in England, having moved to Anfield from Paris Saint Germain in 2008.He then moved on to Bolton and Swansea but failed to consistently show his best form at any of those clubs and has been allowed to return to his homeland.N’Gog has signed a two-year deal with Reims and joins on a free transfer.“I am pleased to have arrived and very happy to be part of this new team,” he said.“Now I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates in training in order to be fit as soon as possible to attack the competition.“It’s a pleasure to be back in the French league, Ligue 1 has evolved a lot since I left and I expect tough games but I’m prepared.“I am proud to wear the jersey of Stade de Reims and hope to have all the support of the fans and gain their trust as soon as possible to achieve great things here.” David N’Gog
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARNATION, Wash. – Detectives painstakingly picked their way Thursday through the rural property where six people were killed Christmas Eve, and prosecutors prepared charges against the property owners’ daughter and her boyfriend, authorities said. Hours after the bodies of the victims – three generations of the same family – were discovered, police arrested Michele Anderson, 29, and Joseph McEnroe, 29, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the names. King County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. John Urquhart said the suspects went to the crime scene after investigators had arrived, were questioned and arrested Wednesday. Investigators had not found a weapon, and the only hint of a motive they have disclosed is a long-standing dispute between Michele Anderson and her parents. Urquhart declined to elaborate on the nature of the dispute. A law enforcement official identified the victims as Wayne Anderson, 60, and Judy Anderson, 61, who owned the property where the killings occurred; their son, Scott; his wife, Erica; and their two children, Olivia and Nathan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. The sheriff’s office would only say the victims were the homeowners, ages 60 and 61, their daughter and son-in-law, both 32, and the younger couple’s 6-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsUnder DARPA sponsorship, XCOR also designed a 10,000-pound thrust liquid-oxygen/methane engine that will form the basis for the design of the NASA CEV engine. The work is being done under a $10.4 million contract awarded to Minnesota-based Alliance Techsystems, also known as ATK. ATK is a $3.3 billion manufacturer of munitions and rocket motors, employing about 15,000 people in 23 states. NASA studies favored liquid-oxygen/methane propulsion for the new spacecraft because it eliminates the need for special ground-handling procedures associated with traditional – and dangerous – nitrogen tetroxide and monomethyl hydrazine propulsion systems. The first phase of the development is to design and test a heavyweight, prototype rocket motor. Upon completion, the contract allows for options to design and fabricate a more flight-weight prototype engine. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – XCOR Aerospace announced that it won a $3.3 million contract with Alliant Techsystems as part of Alliant Techsystem’s NASA contract to develop a nontoxic liquid oxygen/methane rocket engine for America’s next manned spacecraft. XCOR will provide engineering design and testing support to help Alliant Techsystems develop a heavyweight prototype version of a 7,500-pound thrust liquid oxygen/methane engine that NASA’s Crew Exploration Vehicle could use for maneuvering in space or blasting off from the moon. “We are very excited about the opportunity to contribute to NASA’s exploration program in such a significant way,” XCOR President Jeff Greason said. “We are proud that NASA selected our team over many more traditional rocket engine suppliers.” Since its inception in 1999, Mojave-based XCOR has designed, built and tested several different rocket engines, including a 50-pound thrust liquid-oxygen/methane engine and an 1,800-pound thrust liquid oxygen/hydrocarbon engine.
Rosses ACThere will be a 5k on Friday 17th August at 7pm in aid of the North West Cancer Support (Mary McGinley)taking place at Carrickfinn airport. Registration in Donegal Airport from 6pm with race starting at 7pm. No entry fee, donations gratefully accepted. Best of luck to Aidan Gillespie and Derek Gillespie who are competing in Tullamore on Saturday in the Masters Track and Field Championships. Good times by Johnny Wilson and Helen McCready who both completed the 15k last in Sunday in warm conditions. A number of athletes competed and had good showings in the Columba Doherty 5k in Gweedore last Sunday. Training for underage has pretty much taken a break now until next month when the cross country will begin again. It is hoped to also begin senior training for cross country. Thanks to all who helped with bag pack and got involved in the parade. ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC NOTES was last modified: August 14th, 2012 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:Rosses AC notes
August was a magical month for Donegal sport with a range of magnificent achievements that will be expected to feature in the deliberations of the Donegal Sports Star Committee at the end of the year. Undoubtedly the biggest success of the month was produced by Letterkenny’s Mark English who became only the seventh Irish person ever to win a medal at the European Track & Field Championships. English produced a brilliant performance to win bronze in Zurich and it was very nearly a silver for the UCD medical student.Another brilliant performer was Finn Valley BC’s Michael Gallagher who won a bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games in China. The 18-year-old who defeated a Korean opponent in the Heavyweight bout has built up an impressive record of success and appears set for a big senior career in the ring. What a year it’s been for Ramelton man Kieran Murray who won three gold medals and a bronze at the European Transplant Games Finals in Poland. Kieran, a member of Milford A.C., only took up athletics at the beginning of 2014, won the 5k with a PB of 20.27. And he also took gold in the 1,500m and Golf Singles in Krakow. His bronze came in the 800m.The 31st of August was an historic occasion for Donegal GAA as the county’s minor and senior teams played in All-Ireland semi-finals on the same day for the first time. And the two teams made amazing extra history by booking their places in the Minor and Senior All-Ireland Finals with stunning victories over the two Dublin teams.Declan Bonner’s boys overcame the Dubs by just a point in the end 1-12 to 1-11 with Buncrana’s John Campbell getting the goal in the first half. A remarkable recovery before half-time saw Donegal take a one point lead with the help of a Ryan McHugh goal.Declan BonnerAnother McHugh goal shortly after restart stunned the Dubs and when Colm Anthony McFadden found the net in the 46th minute there was really only going to be one winner as a seven point gap had been opened up. Ryan McHugh got the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his 2-2 contribution to the win and he followed that up by being named the GAA.ie ‘Player of the Week’. It was the second time that the Kilcar player won the award this summer after also topping the poll following the Ulster Final victory over Monaghan. In the middle of the month there was huge disappointment for previous Donegal Sports Star Award winners Nora Stapleton and Larissa Muldoon as the Irish Women’s Senior Rugby team were beaten 40-7 by England in the World Cup semi-final in Paris. The Irish ended up fourth after losing to hosts France in the 3rd/4th place play-off. Both Stapleton and Muldoon had featured in a memorable group run that included wins over the USA, one of the tournament favourites New Zealand and Kazakhstan.Chloe and Sam Magee just missed out on gold at the Brazilian Grand Prix in the Mixed Doubles. The Raphoe siblings had led 2-0 and were at match point in the third set when the final turned in favour of the number one seeds from Germany. The Germans eventually winning 3-2. Sam and his brother Joshua had won bronze in the Men’s Doubles at the Brazilian tournament.Chloe lost in the first round of the World Championships in Copenhagen to a Hong Kong opponent 15-21, 15-21. In the mixed doubles Chloe and her brother Sam lost to Chinese Taipie opposition 22-23, 17-21.Carndonagh man Garret Doherty won three gold medals at the retro running World Championships in Italy. Retro, running backwards, saw Garret come first in the 200m, 400m and1500m.Talented Letterkenny girl Christine Russell was 11th at a European Junior Triathlon in Nottingham. Her time of 1:03:14 was almost seven minutes faster than her previous in Omagh where the 16-year-old was third female home. Philip DeignanOther international sporting highlights included Philip Deignan, a previous Donegal Sports Star Cycling Award winner who finished seventh overall in the Tour of Poland and Jason Quigley who won his second professional boxing fight in California with the bout being stopped at the end of the third round when his Mexican opponent’s corner team ‘threw in the towel’.At the end of the month Declan and Brian Boyle’s win at the Galway Summer Rally kept the Donegal crew in the frame to retain the Dunlop National Championship. Lagan Harps booked their place in the Women’s FAI National Cup Final with a 6-2 win over Ballyfermot FC in Manor thanks to Amber Barrett and Lauren Harper who both scored twice while there were one each for Nikita Burke and Sadbhla Medlar.At the beginning of August Greg Roberts from the City of Derry Club won the Danny McDaid 15k in a time of 48 minutes and 31 seconds while on the international stage Milford’s Brendan Boyce finished 16th in the 50k Race Walk at the European Track & Field Championship in Zurich recording a new personal best time.Inishowen AC’s Benny Mullan was first home in the Donegal Marathon the first to be held in the county in 31 years. The Moville man’s winning time was 2:56:49 while second and third were two Letterkenny runners Philip Rainey (3:01:39) and Kevin Wallace (3:02:24). First woman home was Joleen Mellon of North East AC clocking 3:31:22 for the 26.2 miles. And the first two across the finish line in the Half Marathon were Letterkenny men with Michael Black the winner clocking 1:17:08.6 while the runner-up was Gary Crossan (1:18:48.9) and third was Noel Diver of Rosses AC (1:20:35.8). Maria McCambridge was the winner of the Women’s Half Marathon in a time of 1:24:12. The runner-up was Roisin Ni Dhuibhir who was 37th overall clocking 1:33:00.4 and third was Letterkenny AC’s Noreen McGettigan who had a finishing time of 1:37:41.5 for the 13 miles which saw her come in 57th.There was gold for Finn Valley AC members James Kelly and Aaron McGlynn in the Shot Putt and 800m respectively at the British Track & Field Championships in Bedford. In badminton after winning her first round game Raphoe’s Rachael Darragh was beaten in the last 16 of the Slovakian Open by the Number 3 seed from Poland. Darragh is a niece of Chloe Magee. In the last 16 of the Women’s Doubles’ Darragh and her partner Sara Boyle were defeated by a pair from Belgium.Errigal Cycling Club’s P.J. Doogan was busy boy in August first spending a week with the Irish FBD Talent Team in competition in Holland and Belgium. He followed that up by winning a bronze medal at the Community Games Finals in Tullamore. ECC’s Ben Carr and Odhran Doogan both won silver at the Games.Errigal CCs Amanda Gallagher, Ciara Doogan and Conor Halvey were members of the Ulster team that won the Inter Provincial Track Championships in Dublin. And there was also plenty of success for ECC at the All-Ireland Youth Championships in Ballymoney with Odhran Doogan taking gold in the U-11 Boys.Errigal also took the overall U-12 team award while Cora Harkin was bronze medalist in the U-12 criterium. Errigal also took the overall team award at Boys U-14 which included Joe P.J. Doogan, Conor Halvey, Ronan McCann, Michael McGlynn, Ben Carr and Adam Harkin. There was a gold and a silver medal for Shauna McFadden in the U-15 Girls while Ciara Doogan took three golds in the U-16 Girls. And there was a first ever medal at the championship for Donegal Bay CC with bronze going to Oisin Doherty in the U-13 road race.On the August Bank Holiday Monday the Donegal Senior Ladies GAA side made their exit from the All-Ireland Football Championship at the second round qualifier stage losing 1-22 to 2-14 against Kerry after extra-time in Tullamore despite a stirring performance. But there was a good day for the Donegal U-17 Boys who won the Jim McGuigan Cup with a big win over Tyrone in the final at the Watty Grahams Ground in Glen, Co. Derry.Across the water there was club championship success in London for a number of Donegal players with ex-Letterkenny Gaels player Aaron Bradley being the only footballer from the county on the Tirconaill Gaels side that won the senior title.At Intermediate level former St. Eunan’s trio Ciaran Greene, Niall McClafferty and Dualtach Molloy were members of the North London Shamrocks side that won the London Intermediate Final. It was the club’s first title since being formed ten years ago. Meanwhile there were London Junior Championship medals for Milford man Paul Shiels and ex-Downings players Shea Coyle, Aaron McClafferty, Danny McBride, Gary ‘Ban’ McClafferty and James McBride who helped Moindearg to a one point win over Thomas McCurtains in the decider at Ruislip.Joseph Duffy marked his return to the Mixed Martial Arts with a third round win at the Cage Warriors Championship in Dublin. The 26-year-old Welsh man whose parents are both Donegal natives had been in professional boxing for the previous two years. On the same night at the Helix, Letterkenny’s Tommy McCafferty, a former Donegal Sports Star Award winner won his bout by way a TKO over Daniel Reilly.On the motorbike16-year-old Kilmacrennan boy Caolan Irwin was a winner and runner-up in two Newcomers Moto 3 Championship races at Kirkistown. He was also third in the National Moto 3 Championships. From there Caolan over the next two days took part for the first time in the British Superteen Championships in Wales where he was 11th in his first race and fifth in another race.In soccer on the first day in August Dale Gorman helped the Northern Ireland U-20 side to win the Milk Cup in Colraine after a 1-0 victory over Canada in their final game. Three days later the Letterkenny lad scored his first goal for the Stevenage senior team in a pre-season 1-1 away friendly against St. Albans.Dale GormanOn the last Friday in August Finn Harps slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Shamrock B in Ballybofey ending an 11 match on unbeaten run for Ollie Horgan’s side and effectively ending any lingering hopes of getting into the promotion play-off spot. The week before Horgan’s side had booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FAI Senior Cup with a fine 2-1 away win over Wexford Youths thanks to goals from Tommy McMonagle and sub Mickey Funston. Harps have been drawn away to top non-league side Avondale Utd of Cork in the last eight of the competition.It was a good month for Cockhill Celtic who clinched back-to-back Ulster Senior League titles after twice coming from behind to defeat Letterkenny Rovers at Leckview Park. Donal O’Brien’s side completed the double ‘double’ by defeating Swilly Rovers 1-0 in the Donegal News Cup Final thanks to a Garbhan Friel goal at Leckview Park. Cockhill had previously done the same double last season.There was success for Donegal underage soccer teams at the Galway Cup. The Donegal U-15s won the main section with a 1-0 over Cavan/Monaghan while in the same age group Finn Harps took the honours in the Plate competition and the County U-13s finished up third in the Elite phase after a 1-0 win over Kerry in Salthill.Ramelton native Conrad Logan made his debut for League 1 side Rochdale, a 5-2 away win over Crew Alexander, after a loan move from Premiership outfit Leicester City. Staying with the Premiership Seamus Coleman got Everton’s first goal in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Goodison Park.Illies Celtic won the Inishowen Ladies League Cup Final for the first time defeating defending champions Greencastle FC 2-0 in the final at Maginn Park. But Greencastle did have something to cheer about as their U-14s won the Inishowen Cup.Cappry Rovers Sean McBride was a member of the Republic of Ireland U16 Select that played in the Mayo International Cup, which included games against Chesterfield, Glentoran, Northern Ireland and Milwall. Another Ramelton man Kyle Callan McFadden, a previous Donegal Sports Star Soccer Award winner made his competitive debut for Norwich City in a 3-1 Capital 1 Cup victory over Crawley Town at Carrow RoadIn Triathlon Letterkenny 24/7s Aidan Callaghan, the 2012 Donegal Sports Star Award category winner, continued his fine form by winning the Lough Sprint in Omagh, which also secured the Ulster Championship for the Hawthorn Heights man. Gartan native Siobhan Gallagher was the second woman finisher in Omagh. Callaghan was also third in the Dublin City Olympic Triathlon.For further information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to our website donegalsportsstarawards.ie or visit us on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards. SPORTS STAR AWARDS: WHAT A MONTH AUGUST WAS FOR DONEGAL SPORT! was last modified: September 8th, 2014 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH WHITTIER – A 6-year-old Whittier girl joined 174 volunteers to serve 50,000 pounds – yes, 50,000 – of food to needy residents Saturday at a local church. “If people will stand in line for a couple of hours, I think it shows there is a need,” said Eric Tietze, an associate pastor at the Corner Celebration Center church and director of Hearts of Compassion Food Bank. About 700 people lined up at noon to receive food. All year, Tietze and volunteers, including members of a church in Banning and teenagers from South Los Angeles, collect food donations from restaurants and other businesses throughout Los Angeles County. On Saturday at the Corner Celebration Center church, near Valley View Avenue and Leffingwell Road, volunteers loaded shopping carts with diapers, tennis shoes, yogurt, boxed food, fresh fruit, vegetables and other foods. Serina Meza, 6, filled insulated lunch bags with candy for children. Truck driver Rodney Gonzales of Whittier, who lined up for food with his wife Rose Anna, said it was hard to find work during the holidays. “It is a rough time for us,” he said. Jaime Guzman, 16, of Norwalk said he was there with his family because they were out of food and wanted to get a toy. “We don’t have any money,” Jaime said. “We can’t buy gifts for my little brother.” During the event, Christmas music could be heard throughout the small church parking lot where volunteers unloaded boxes of food, fed children hot dogs and made sure the shopping carts made it back to the church for the next group to use. Student volunteers from a South Los Angeles charter school were assigned to help out the families. Other volunteers attended the church or knew Tietze. “I am here to give to the people who are in need,” said Danny Guerrero, 28, of Fontana. “God blesses us and we must give to the people.” Bridget.firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2201
The real Bob Dylan salutes Moville!Like rolling stones and complete unknowns, they arrived on the shores of a Co Donegal lough this weekend for what has become one of the biggest Bob Dylan Festivals in Europe.Eight years ago Moville man Gerry McLaughlin had an idea of hosting a festival in honour of the legendary musician.And over the past four days, hundreds of visitors have come from across the world to see Bob Dylan tribute acts strut their stuff on the shores of Lough Foyle. Gerry, who is originally from Scotland, said the past few days have been exhausting but wonderful at the same time.“There are so many little things that you have to think of but you can’t complain because so many people get involved.“This is the eight festival and without doubt, has been the most successful to date.“I am just about ready to sit down and have a drink and listen to some of the music,” he said. Gerry got the idea for the Stuck Inside of Moville Festival from local teacher Paddy McLaughlin, who has seen Dylan play more than 40 times.Paddy’s love of Dylan has turned two different generations of people from Moville onto the songs of the American legend.“So I said “Why not have a Dylan festival here”. Word got out and I got a call from Dave Fanning’s producer who asked me to come on the show and we talked about Dylan and the DylanFest for about 7 minutes,” revealed festival organiser Gerry.His highlights from this year’s festival included Bobby Harrison’s ‘Bobby Does Dylan’ tribute act.The real Bob Dylan heard how good his doppelganger was and when he played Glasgow last November, he invited Bobby Harrison around to his hotel for a chat. “Bobby was fantastic but all of the other acts were superb as well including Al Diesan and Riacardo DeLussu, who both come from Sardinia.The journey to play the Dylanfest in Moville, which boasts a population of 1,500 people, has been nothing short of a labour of love for DeLussu in particular.He had to take three separate planes during which he lost his luggage, some of his musical equipment including his harmonica.“It still hasn’t arrived but that hasn’t stopped him putting in some amazing performances,” said Gerry McLaughlin last night. The only bad complaint was a good complaint in that some couldn’t get accommodation in the Inishowen town over the weekend.Everyone eventually found a bed to lay their heads in various towns around the peninsula.People like David Masterson, who traveled all the way from Cleveland especially for the four-day festival and insists there is simply nothing like it in the world.It’s the kind of visitor experience Failte Ireland executives only dream of.THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND IN MOVILLE! was last modified: August 24th, 2014 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:donegalDylanfestmoville
Blood donors from across Donegal were recognised for their impressive gift to others last Friday at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service Donor Awards.A ceremony was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny to honour the remarkable people who have achieved a milestone of blood donations. Some donors had given blood 50 times, while others had made 100 contributions.Linda Hickey, Chairperson of the Board of the IBTS thanked the donors for their dedication on behalf of all patients. She presented Gold Pins to those who have made 50 donations and Porcelain Pelicans for 100-time donors. The Donor Awards Dinner was a chance for the organisation to thank donors for the enormous contribution they give to the health service, which needs 3,000 donors every week, and to inspire more people to become regular donors.One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. However, just three per cent of those who are eligible to donate blood will volunteer to do so.It takes many years and many visits to transfusion clinics to build up 50 and 100 donations, so Friday’s awards was a proud moment for many generous local donors and their families.See photos below, by Clive Wasson Photography: Donors Ivan Farrell and Fergal McAllister from Donegal Town with Linda Hickey, IBTS Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service). Ivan, a 100 unit donor, brought Fergal along to donate his first unit and Fergal has now donated 50 units. Photo Clive WassonCousins, Damien Friel and Brian Gallagher from Raphoe with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) IBTS who received Gold Pins for 50 donations and Porcelain Pelicans for 100 donations in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Friday night last. Photo Clive WassonDonors from the Letterkenny Area with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) IBTS, who received Gold Pins for 50 donations and Porcelain Pelicans for 100 donations in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Friday night last. Photo Clive WassonDonors from the Ballyshannon Area with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) IBTS who received Gold Pins for 50 donations and Porcelain Pelicans for 100 donations. Front from left are Virginia Loughlin, Linda Hickey, Chairperson IBTS and Caroline Lally. Back from left Frances Hersey and Seamus McPhelim. Photo Clive WassonDonors from the Carndonagh Area with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) IBTS who received Gold Pins for 50 donations and Porcelain Pelicans for 100 donations. Front from left are Mary Gillen, Linda Hickey, Chairperson IBTS and Bernadette Skinnader. Back from left Laurence Doherty, Chris Friel, Barry Doherty and Philip Hirrell. Photo Clive WassonDonors from the Killybegs Area with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) IBTS who received Gold Pins for 50 donations and Porcelain Pelicans for 100 donations. Front from left are Margaret Cunningham, Linda Hickey, Chairperson IBTS and Peter Connachton. Back from left Andrew Doherty, Niall Bourke and Sean Haughey. Photo Clive WassonDonors from the Buncrana Area with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) IBTS who received Gold Pins for 50 donations and Porcelain Pelicans for 100 donations. Front from left are Phyllis Carter, Linda Hickey, Chairperson IBTS and Rosaleen McLaughlin. Back from left Elizabeth Doherty, John Harkin and Eileen McLaughlin. Photo Clive WassonDonors from the Dungloe Area with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service). From left are Donna Joyce, Eoin Coyle and Bridie McCole. Photo Clive WassonDonors from the Ballybofey Area with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) IBTS who received Gold Pins for 50 donations and Porcelain Pelicans for 100 donations in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Friday night last. Photo Clive WassonDonor Willie Cassey from Leitrm with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) IBTS . Photo Clive WassonDonors from the Donegal Town Area with Linda Hickey, Chairperson (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) IBTS who received Gold Pins for 50 donations and Porcelain Pelicans for 100 donations in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Friday night last. Photo Clive WassonDonegal’s life saving blood donors receive IBTS awards – Picture Special was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:blood donationsdonor awardseventsirish blood transfusion service