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Sunderland v Newcastle: Mitrovic vows not to do ‘something stupid’

first_img Aleksandar Mitrovic YOU CAN LISTEN TO LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL RADIO COMMENTARY OF SUNDERLAND v NEWCASTLE ONLY ON talkSPORT ON SUNDAY FROM MIDDAYBad boy Aleksandar Mitrovic has vowed to be on his best behaviour when Newcastle United travel to Sunderland on Sunday.The 21-year-old Serbia international has already picked up five yellow cards and one red in just 11 games for club and country so far this season.But Mitrovic, who was also sent off for former club Anderlecht against Bruges – the biggest clash in Belgian club football – earlier in his career, insists he has learnt his lesson after receiving his marching orders against Arsenal in August and serving a three-game ban.He told Newcastle’s official website: “There will be a lot of passion at the next game, but I do not want to make the same mistake that I did against Arsenal and do something stupid.“I want to stay on the level. I know they will try to provoke me, but I will keep my head strong and try to score goals and help my team-mates.“It’s a derby. I am only 21 but I have played in a lot of big derbies, big games, and I can say I know how to play these games and score goals in them.“I hope I will continue with my goals and score in my first game against Sunderland.” 1last_img read more

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Transfer report: Roberto Mancini to beat Manchester City to Italy ace

first_img1 Inter Milan are lining up a move for Manchester City target Roberto Soriano.The Serie A giants have stepped up their efforts to sign a central midfielder and reports in Italy have suggested that Sampdoria star Soriano is top of their list.The 24-year-old, who has scored six times in 19 outings so far this term, is also on City’s radar after an impressive rise in Italy since his move from Bayern Munich’s youth team in 2009.Napoli and AC Milan have also been credited with an interest in Soriano given his performances this term in a struggling Sampdoria side, who are 13th in the table after 19 games.But it is Inter – managed by former City boss Roberto Mancini – who have emerged as the front runners to sign him and they could make their move in the next fortnight. Roberto Soriano last_img read more

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Loan striker left out of Chelsea’s Champions League squad

first_img1 Radamel Falcao has been omitted from Chelsea’s Champions League squad for the remainder of the season, but new signing Alexandre Pato is included.The Blues on Wednesday released their squad lists for the rest of the campaign, following Monday’s closure of the transfer window, with Colombian Falcao absent from the group for Europe’s elite competition.Falcao, who has not played since October due to a thigh injury, will therefore miss the Champions League last-16 tie with Paris St-Germain. The first leg takes place at Parc des Princes on February 16 and the second at Stamford Bridge on March 9.On-loan Monaco striker Falcao, who had an ill-fated loan at Manchester United, has scored once so far on his season-long stint at Chelsea. He is named in the Premier League squad list.Falcao was linked with a deadline day move to former club Atletico Madrid or Valencia, while his parent club Monaco earlier in January ruled out a return citing concerns over his fitness.There is one realistic remaining avenue for an exit for the Colombian as China’s transfer window does not close until February 26.Pato signed last week on a six-month loan from Corinthians, but has not played since November, and is included in both lists alongside Matt Miazga, the 20-year-old defender signed from the New York Red Bulls. Radamel Falcao last_img read more

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West Ham duo deserve England call, says Slaven Bilic

first_img1 Mark Noble Slaven Bilic says West Ham duo Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble should be playing for England.Neither of the Hammers pair have been capped by the Three Lions and look unlikely to be included in Roy Hodgson’s squad for Euro 2016.But Bilic claims left-back Cresswell and midfielder Noble have been as good as any players in their respective positions this season and deserve international recognition.“I was manager of a national team for six years,” said former Croatia boss Bilic. “People would say this and that from the other clubs, and I didn’t mind it, but I don’t like to interfere like that.“But what I can say is that I haven’t seen many midfielders who are having a better season than Mark Noble is having.“And it’s not only Mark Noble. I haven’t seen a better left-back than Aaron Cresswell. So they should at least be mentioned.”Noble will lead West Ham out against Norwich at Carrow Road for his 24th Premier League start of the campaign.The Hammers, who won a thrilling FA Cup replay against Liverpool after extra time on Tuesday night, will be looking to get their European push back on track following last week’s defeat at Southampton.Norwich, by contrast, have lost their last five matches to slip into the relegation zone.West Ham lost three key players – Winston Reid, Joey O’Brien and Cheikhou Kouyate – to injuries against the Reds and are still without James Tomkins, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho.Bilic said: “It’s a big blow but I think we are going to put a strong team out. We have enough players.“We lost our last league game at Southampton and we have a good game to bounce back.“To stay up there we need to get something out of the game. Norwich lost five in a row but five games ago they were in a good situation.“They had a good transfer window. They are fighting and they need a result like crazy so I expect a tough game. But we are confident and if we play like we did against Liverpool we will have a good chance.”last_img read more

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O’DOMHNAILL SLAMS GOVERNMENT PLANS TO PUMP €36M INTO CIE

first_imgFianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has questioned the Government’s decision to pump €36 million into CIE in the same week that it shut down a vital HSE bus service from Donegal to Dublin costing less than €100,000.The Donegal Senator was commenting after the Cabinet this week approved a multi-million euro injection of funds into CIE to plug a hole in its books.Meanwhile the Government has refused to even consider maintaining a bus that has provided a valuable service to Donegal patients for nearly 4 decades. “This raises very serious questions about the Government’s priorities,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill. “From tomorrow, there will no longer be a specialised HSE bus to take Donegal patients to Dublin hospitals for treatment because the Government wants to cut costs. Meanwhile, they are pumping millions into CIE that they managed to get from elsewhere in the transport budget.“It’s all very well to pump funds into Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus to keep it afloat, but people are wondering exactly where this money is coming from. This cash injection will result in cuts to other areas within the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.“However the Government has so far refused to reveal what areas will be affected. This is simply not acceptable. Community groups involved in tourism and sport that are depending on the funding they have been promised and they must be provided with some certainty.“This entire announcement reveals skewed priorities, poor planning and a lack of understanding of the most basic economics,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill O’DOMHNAILL SLAMS GOVERNMENT PLANS TO PUMP €36M INTO CIE was last modified: July 26th, 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)last_img read more

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Rangers to shock Celtic, Norwich to win relegation clash with Sunderland? Coral

first_imgCoral’s Nicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Rangers and Celtic meet in the Scottish Cup semi-finals on Sunday and the newly-crowned Championship winners 15/4 are to pull off a shock over the Premiership leaders, who are 4/6 favourites.In the Premier League, relegation rivals Norwich and Sunderland face a mammoth clash at Carrow Road on Saturday and the Canaries are 27/20 for the win, with the visitors priced at 2/1 and the draw 9/4.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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My Donegal – with PR guru Marie Shields!

first_imgGlen woman Marie Shields is well-known in media and marketing circles across Donegal. Formerly the marketing director with Letterkenny company Arklu (Lottie Dolls), she now runs her own PR company Moss Marketing. This is her Donegal! 1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Dooey – located on the Atlantic Drive and Glen Village, Carrigart. Two of the most stunning places on earth. (2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?Find it hard to choose one, my parents really because through everything they put us first and are kind, selfless, positive, good humoured and supportive always.(4) What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal? The annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Glen, visiting Santa and watching the legend that was ‘Peter Up’ light the tree, playing and fighting with siblings and cousins afterwards about which toys we got!(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The ‘Coolest Place on Earth’ title from National Geographic seemed to really lift spirits and instill pride in us all!(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, whatwould it be?Running the risk of sounding like a Rose of Tralee here, but I wish I could eliminate homelessness facing so many families, it’s heartbreaking to think 3000 children in Ireland will be homeless this Christmas, everyone deserves shelter, it makes me sad to think of their Christmas mornings. (7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Love so many Donegal made and designed products! Bogman beanie hats, Modern Eire prints, mcNutts throws, Edel mcBride and Bernie Murphy pieces. Donegal designed; Lottie Dolls and the Bababou Hugg crib!(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?We, the people of Donegal, are all amazing ambassadors, this I learned from being away from home. Irish and especially Donegal people, promote our county with true pride – we love it, and it shows! (9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?When I recently went self employed, the compliments that my family, friends, and colleagues both in Lottie Dolls and in Co Lab gave me, were so kind and gave me much needed confidence. Someone once said to me, ‘It’s always a joy to talk to you, because you care what I have to say.” – granted, I worked behind the bar at the time so this wasn’t always easy (lol!) but that stuck with me, listening is very powerful I enjoy talking to people but prefer listening!(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Michael Murphy. Oh, and I found the story last year about rapper M.I.A wearing a Packie Bonner World Cup ‘94 jersey pretty mad, and cool!!(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Olde Glen restaurant, Cormac and the team are excellent at what they do, great food, locally sourced. I don’t get in enough. And, Logues Carrigart for pizza.(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“You wouldn’t see a peat in your tay!”(13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Connectivity. In order to retain the workforce we have and grow it, as well as grow the tourism trade up this end of the county -infrastructure; connectivity in terms of rural broadband, and of course – the roads, needs to seriously improve. Donegal offers a fantastic quality of life, and is full of skilled, talented people as well as many who desperately want to move back home, a few things need to change in order for this to happen on a wider level.(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Hardly a local cuisine (!) but, the food in Burrito Loco, Port Road, is my favourite thing to eat in LK!(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?That we say ‘like’ so much, it is a punctuation mark for us, I know I say it way too much – wish I had an app that tracked it or zapped me when I say it out of context!(16) Do you have a favourite local band?The Icebreakers(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Challenges mentioned aside, there are people working on opening Wellness Hubs in the county which would offer mental health services that are more inviting and less stigmatised, and will also create employment, as well as phenomenal work being done via Pieta House, I would contribute to those initiatives that are all to often dismissed nationwide, not just in Donegal.(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?God only knows, I go to Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman a few times a day so could be anywhere (..that has decent broadband!)(19) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?(example: our culture/language)Our sense of humour and our scenery, I love being outdoors and taking photographs (with my Mum @geraldine.shields on Instagram!) and am so proud of the beautiful landscape around us.(20) What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?I get the chance to regularly listen to the passionate stories from mostly Donegal business people, on how and why they’ve set up their companies and what their dreams are, and I am then privileged to help them share their stories far and wide, and work on marketing and growing their business. Independent businesses need our custom and being in a position to work closely with these hardworking and creative people is very rewarding! I am lucky to get to do that for a living!My Donegal – with PR guru Marie Shields! was last modified: January 2nd, 2018 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:Marie ShieldsMY DONEGALlast_img read more

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UP TO 20,000 EXPECTED IN BUNDORAN FOR EUROPEAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgUp to 20,000 visitors are expected to arrive in Bundoran this Friday as both spectators and competitors head to the European Surfing Championships, Eurosurf 2011.The event is expected to generate €3m for the local economy and considerable exposure for Donegal as a tourism venue.Bundoran has long been associated with world-class surfing along with the neighbouring surfing destinations of Rossnowlagh, Streedagh, Iascaigh and Enniscrone and is a natural home for the event. To boost the appeal of the event, Bundoran town is gearing up to welcome the influx of surfers and will have plenty of music and entertainment on offer during the tournament including traditional Irish and contemporary music.Mr Michael Ring T.D., Minister of State for Tourism and Sport welcomed the European Surfing Championships.“I am very pleased to see such a prestigious and important surfing event taking place in the northwest. Eurosurf 2011 is not only an important surfing event but is also a positive showcase for Donegal and the northwest region as a tourism destination.“I would like to welcome all visitors to Bundoran for this event and, with top class accommodation, music, culture, food and entertainment on offer, there will be plenty of opportunities for all to enjoy and sample a genuinely warm Irish welcome.” The European Surfing Championship is a significant addition to Fáilte Ireland’s calendar of festivals and events and the tourism authority has been working closely with local businesses to ensure that the event is a great success and one that generates as much marketing value as possible, not just overseas but in Ireland as well.Looking forward to the event Paul McLoone, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Operations in the Noth West, said –“The development of surfing is crucial for the further development of tourism in Donegal. In fact, Fáilte Ireland believes that there is great potential along the whole western seaboard to grow our tourism industry by actively targeting adventure-loving visitors who are seeking outdoor activities and water sports such as surfing. An event like this provides us with the perfect marketing opportunity to show that market how good a product we really have.”Eurosurf Bundoran 2011 can be described as the highlight of the European Surfing Calendar with 16 European countries to take part including Ireland, England, Wales, Channel Islands, Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Sweden, Malta.Ireland is currently ranked 8th in Europe with France and Spain at positions one and two respectively. One of Ireland’s best known surfers Al Mennie, who has surfed the biggest ever recorded swell in Irish waters (on December 1st, 2007), ranks his home country highly as a surfing destination –“I’ve travelled all over the globe to surf yet I’ve discovered some of the best waves in the world right here in Ireland. The Irish coastline faces into the wild North Atlantic providing everything from one foot mellow beach break waves to 60 foot expert only monsters.“We have waves at golden beaches, long point breaks, shallow slabs and huge offshore reef breaks – there really is something to suit every level of surfer here in Ireland. It’s amazing to see our coastline introduce some of the world’s best surfers to some of the world’s best waves.”For further information, please see editor’s note attached. More details on the event are available at http://eurosurfbundoran.com/ . UP TO 20,000 EXPECTED IN BUNDORAN FOR EUROPEAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 19th, 2011 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:bundoranEurosurf 2011last_img read more

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NATIONAL CONCERT HALL DATE FOR DONEGAL’S TALENTED YOUNG MUSICIANS

first_imgDONEGAL’S most talented classical musicians will be getting their moment in the spotlight when they play the National Concert Hall in Dublin in a fortnight’s time.The Donegal Youth Orchestra is one of just eight orchestras selected to perform at the 19th Festival of Youth Orchestras.The show takes place at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on Saturday, 8th February. Invited to perform this year, the 60 piece County Donegal Youth Orchestra is the largest of Donegal Music Education Partnership’s performing groups and prides itself on musical diversity and community involvement. Drawing its musicians from the vast geographical spread of the county, the orchestra was initially led and inspired by Jim Rafferty and is conducted in more recent years by Vincent Kennedy.Every year it performs a wide variety of music ranging from classical to folk, pop and film inspired favourites to hundreds of people all over Donegal.It is particularly happy to have commissioned new works from such composers as Vincent Kennedy and Neil Martin as well as special collaborations ranging from the art-science collaborators Softday to traditional music luminaries, Altan.The orchestra has grown and developed over the years, reflected in its IAYO’s ‘Achievement Award’ at the 2013 Festival of Youth Orchestras for its performances of The Happy Prince, a musical adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story with words by Little John Nee and music by Vincent Kennedy. The Festival of Youth Orchestras will see more than 400 young people perform original works and arrangements from the classical repertoire, shows, films and pop music, including pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Bizet, Bartok, Scott Joplin’s ‘The Entertainer’, Corelli’s ‘Christmas Concerto’ and arrangements of Elbow, Cole Porter and more.The afternoon performance features: Ceol na Mara Chamber Orchestra; St Agnes/Scoil Colm & St Ultan’s Primary School Orchestras; Music Matters Orchestra and County Wexford Youth Orchestra. The evening performance also features the East Meets West Orchestra; Tipperary Millennium Orchestra and Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra.The IAYO was founded in the mid 1990s to foster and encourage the development of Youth Orchestras and now represents more than 8,000 young players, playing in 108 orchestras, countrywide. Visit www.iayo.ie for more information.Tickets – which are going fast – for the Festival on Saturday, February 8th, are on sale from the National Concert Hall Box Office – 01 417 0000 www.nch.ie, Prices: €15 (Concessions: €10); Children under 14: €7.50; Family Ticket (Family of 4 max. 2 adults): €40. 40% discount for groups of 10 or more also from the NCH Box Office.The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is grant-aided by The Arts Council and supported by Cork City Council and presents the Festival of Youth Orchestras in association with RTÉ lyric fm. NATIONAL CONCERT HALL DATE FOR DONEGAL’S TALENTED YOUNG MUSICIANS was last modified: January 25th, 2014 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:donegal youth orchestradublinNational Concert Halllast_img read more

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INJURED FAMILY PET FOUND IN GORTAHORK AREA

first_imgAn injured Jack Russell-type dog was found on the road at Magheroarty, Gortahork area (beside Coll’s pub) this evening. The kind person who found the dog has taken it to the vet’s office in Ramelton.The dog, which is tan in colour with white paws, is badly injured. It has a blue collar (with ‘Wow Bling’ written on it).There are no contact details on collar but someone’s family pet is missing tonight.INJURED FAMILY PET FOUND IN GORTAHORK AREA was last modified: December 23rd, 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) Tags:DOGinjuredMagheroartyRameltonvetlast_img read more