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first_imgHave you always played as a midfielder?At first, he played as a second striker or playmaker. But we soon made him a midfielder, which I think is the position in which Dani has always performed best. He started to change because he was having trouble doing that defensive work and seemed to be doing it at a slower pace. Ángel López, the former Contra coach in Romania and many other places, also helped him a lot. He also worked with Míchel. We had him as a physical trainer one day a week and that served Parejo a lot when he made the leap to Madrid.He was talking about his rhythm. There are people who have confused that with apathy …Honestly, if there is anyone who thinks that, it is that they have not had much knowledge of the game. Each one has its characteristics. Parejo always stood out for making his team play and for that cold blood. That has taken him to the highest level.Even, the second starting from the right in the bottom row, with the Coslada fry. Go live in Coslada …You can not even imagine. It was a constant pilgrimage of scouts and reps every time we played. That was atypical and I have never seen it again. That follow-up they did was not normal. Word of what Parejo was doing spread and many people came to see us. I remember there were scouts who called me at home the night before a game to see if I was going to put him in eleven or not to come the next day to see him.Why Madrid?He bet heavily on him. He went ahead of everyone. He spoke to his father formally and Dani opted for Madrid. It was not easy because I have a very good relationship with his father and he had a lot of representative cards, from all possible agencies. I insist, I have not seen a boom like that with Parejo. Did he have a goal as a child?Yes. He was always good at fouls and the stopped ball, in addition to shooting from outside the area. Almost all the balls that fell in the vicinity of the area ended in a goal.Did he rehearse a lot?He was sick with soccer. He was pissed off after training if you didn’t stay rehearsing penalties and fouls. We had to call his attention to go to the locker room because he always stayed with the doorman.Did you already have personality?A lot, like now. I have always said that he was the defender of lost causes. He had a very strong personality and was very aware of his peers. That leadership has led him to the elite.What exhibition do you remember?We beat Atlético, who was coached by Sabas. He made an incredible match. He dominated the game as he wanted and Atleti was unable to take the ball from him.After leaving Coslada, did you track him down?Yes. Madrid did well. In addition, the support given by Di Stéfano was definitive. He said he was the greatest talent La Fábrica had given in recent years. That put him even more in the window.Even, seated and the third from the left, with the Coslada cadet. From what Parejo says, not much has changed in terms of football …No. It has the same characteristics as then. The last time I saw him at Mestalla, he caught my attention. It was against Atlético last season. Marcelino was the coach and I saw him drop to the ground twice to steal a ball and he seemed to me a more sacrificed player. But that change came in handy and Marcelino brought out the best. I thought I had lost some conditions to win in others, but the talent was still there. Then, I saw that trot so peculiar that it has always had.At first it cost …It is like Curro Romero. There are people who find it difficult to assimilate their football.In Valencia its best version has been seen …It takes many years to the highest level. I’m glad because Valencia has always been my second team. My mother was Valencian and now, with Dani there, I have a special affection for that club.Are you still in contact with Parejo?Yes. He is a charming boy. I have his shirts. I have gone to see him several times in Valencia and whenever we have needed his help he has been there. In fact, we recently asked him for a video for the kids and he showed a lot of predisposition. I suppose that Dani will also be grateful because in his day we bet on him being a modest club. Where do we start?Well, I will tell him that I trained Dani for two years and he always made a difference, in fry and cadet. At Coslada, we bet on it and we upgraded it. He always played with people older than him and it never showed. It caught everyone’s attention. He had a tremendous following. Sevilla, Liverpool, Atlético, Madrid came to see him … Dani was a confessed Atlético.last_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jokic’s big night helps Nuggets hold off Mavericks Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “ESPN has a way to solve [the main event issue], so it will be very interesting when we announce it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The availability of the venue, however, is still questionable with Las Vegas’ NHL team the Golden Knights could be using the arena for the NHL playoffs, which is set to begin on April 11. The Knights are currently the top squad in their division.READ: Pacquiao says in talks to fight Lomachenko FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Unless they can get some clearance from the league, we can’t do it in Las Vegas because none of the other arenas are available and we would have to do it somewhere else,” Arum said.If there won’t be any particular deal or agreement to settle the impending conflict made, the bout could staged at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 14. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Apart from the location, Arum is still in search for the Filipino champion’s next opponent.Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) hasn’t fought since July last year when he suffered a controversial upset to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.“We’re working on an opponent. Don’t want to be too premature about that, but we’re working on it as we speak. Pacquiao seems like he wants to come back, so we’re trying to get that finalized,” he said.Pacquiao, though, told Agence France-Presse that his camp is in talks to set up a fight with world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, but they are still negotiating on the weight.As far as who gets to be in the main event, Arum said ESPN would be the one to deal with it.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netManny Pacquiao’s ring return is imminent but there are still some issues yet to be resolved.In an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, Top Rank chief Bob Arum said he is looking at inserting Pacquiao into the same card as the Terence Crawford and Jeff Horn title fight on April 21 possibly at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas which will be televised by ESPN.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

The Wanderings of a Child Soldier

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first_img(An excerpt from the novel August 1990)By Saah MillimonoChapter Thirty-five“I wan ten pee,” he said, handing his five-dollar bill to the small boy whose buttocks, like two black eyes, peeped out of the back of his trousers.“Ten?” the boy said. The boy had a flat nose and a few of his teeth were rotting away.Kollie nodded.The boys playing marbles had then all regrouped, following the game before. Now they were standing at the side from which they would all throw their marbles. It would determine who would lead the next match from the outset.The boy put his hand into his trousers pocket, heavy and sagging, the marbles making ‘clock-clock’ sounds like a bag full of empty bottles. Then he took out a handful. A colorful pile shimmered in his palm.A few yards away, sitting on their hunches in a semicircle, five or six men played a game of dice. Each held a handful of crumpled and soiled five-dollar notes which were as dirty and shabby as the men themselves. From somewhere across the market came the sound of loud reggae music, reminding Kollie of the loud volume with which he and the other fighters would play music in NPFL territory. He turned and looked across the market, wondering from where the music came. Then he saw an INPFL fighter. The fighter came up the dusty path, holding with one hand a music box and in the other the strap of the AK-47 rifle slung over one shoulder. He looked to be about nineteen years of age. He walked with a bouncing gait, nodding his head in time with the beat of the music, and looked as though he had turned all the suffering and carnage of the war into one long and enduring song, pure and sacred. Then a military transport truck pulled up by the roadside. At once voices could be heard yelling and screaming, followed by the sound of feet and the sight of people running about the market, and in opposite directions. Kollie turned and looked around him. Only then did he realize that the boys with whom he had been about to play had all disappeared. Even the one to whom he had given his five-dollar bill could no longer be seen. He turned to look back across the market. He caught a glimpse of men dressed in army uniforms and watched as they chased and went after the crowd.Then suddenly he saw one of the soldiers, holding in one hand a pair of handcuffs, running towards him. There was no one else in front of the video club. Kollie turned to look behind him. A man, who could have been the proprietor of the video club and who also must have seen the approaching soldier, was in the act of shutting the entrance. Kollie took a deep breath and ran towards him.The man cursed and tried to grab him as Kollie struck against him and almost knocked him off his feet. But Kollie shoved himself through the narrow space between the man and the door, just in time for the man to slam it shut behind him.The room was dark except for the dim glow of light that emitted from the video screen and its moving pictures. It took Kollie almost a whole minute to adjust his eyes to the darkness. Then he saw about a hundred people or so, each with his face turned towards the video screen, sitting on low wooden benches on the floor in front of him. From the video screen came the sound of gunfire. Then a car caught fire and burst into flames.A hand grabbed Kollie by the back of the collar. He turned. His eyes opened wide in fear, dreading to meet the soldier he had seen outside with the handcuffs. But it was a young man who had been sitting on a tall stool just behind him.“Where yor money, or you thin people cam here to watch free show?” the young man said.Kollie opened his mouth, but words failed him. How he had come to be in the video club or whether he was there at all, had happened so suddenly he still could not believe it.“Leave the pekin,” said a voice. “INPFL rebels almost caught him but he was lucky.”The young man released his hold on Kollie’s collar and burst out laughing. Standing next to him was an older man that Kollie recognized to be the man who had been about to shut the entrance when he pushed him. He was staring at Kollie and stood with arms akimbo. Kollie lowered his eyes.From outside and just behind the video club came the drone of a portable generator, the occasional sound of cars as they drove past on the tarred road, and voices, clear or indistinct, from the market.“Go sit down pekin,” the man said.“Thank you,” Kollie said, and sighed.He found one of the nearest benches and sat down, sandwiched between a small boy and a fat man with his belly dangling in front of him. The fat man had removed his shirt and now used it to fan himself. The room was hot and airless, like an oven. It smelled of sweat and unwashed bodies. On the still air Kollie caught a whiff of exhaust fumes from the generator outside. He turned to look at the walls around him. He noticed five or six holes, each no bigger than a man’s fist, punched into the upper most part of the wall on his left. So that was the window? But how could anybody expect to let in fresh air with a makeshift window like that, he wondered, and felt as though he were being strangled. Wiping his forehead with the back of his hand and feeling sweat streamed all over his body, Kollie sighed and turned to watch the movie.But then the video screen went black, plunging the room into complete darkness. After a series of irregular spluttering and coughing, the generator had broken down and gone silent, like a corpse.Immediately there were loud and angry voices; everybody started talking almost at once. The video club attendant jumped down from the stool and ran out of the room, the proprietor close behind him.“That rotten generator,” somebody shouted at the top of his voice. “It waits just when you’re enjoying the movie. Then it breaks down and when they go fix it, they tell you go come back tomorrow. I swear, if I wuh na in my right mind, I will take that thin an break it now.”Everybody burst out laughing.“That guy who owns this video club must be playing tricks with the generator,” someone else said. “Has anyone noticed how when you have seen the first and second shows, the generator breaks down and you don’t get to watch the last show? That way the video club owner saves up fuel for tomorrow. And you can’t force him to give back your money because you have already seen two shows.”“But I can keep my ticket and come back tomorrow to watch the last show,” said someone else.“Yes, and that might be what he will tell you,” said the voice that had spoken first. “But most of us, like myself, wouldn’t want to come back tomorrow for just one show business. And what if the ticket gets missing or there’s no money to pay for the second and third shows?”“I thin de thin you mor do when you cam to dis video club,” said someone else, “is keep yor ticket and pay after you fini watchin all de show.”“If I were the owner of the video club,” said another person, “you could do that only over my dead body, because some people would watch the shows and not want to pay.”Everybody laughed.And then, as though it were suffering from tuberculosis, the generator coughed loudly two times and starting again. The light came back on; the video screen sprung to life; the room burst into applause.It took about an hour and a half to complete the third and final movie. Then the crowd poured out into the yard, pushing and shoving to get through the doorway. They were all sweating profusely, men as well as women and small boys. A few of the men had stripped themselves to the waist and stood with their bodies pouring with sweat. Immediately the clean, fresh air, which they could all have free of charge, seemed to hit them in the nostrils like a sledgehammer. Indeed, their faces looked bathed with relief and satisfaction. About the three movies, especially ‘Diabolo’, there was still much talk and excitement; those who had not seen the movies now stood by to listen. On the wall next to the entrance of the video club the proprietor and his attendant where putting a few movie posters, getting ready for midnight movies.Sitting and watching that movie had made Kollie oblivious of the fact he had lost his five-dollar note. But as he came back out of the video club he thought of it again and became bitter with the anger and frustration he had felt before. Worse still, he was feeling hungry and tired. Not that he cared much about food or fatigue. If there was anything the NPFL had taught him, it was the ability to embrace hardship and to endure as calmly as possible. But whereas in NPFL territory he had a gun and a few fighters who would watch his back, here he did not know anybody. Besides, with suspected NPFL fighters being lynched or shot and killed every other day, he felt exposed and vulnerable. Perhaps it was this helplessness that made him to think of such small things like food and how tired he felt. He sighed and looked around him at the crowd gathered in front of the video club, still hoping to spy the small boy who had run off with his money. But the boy was not to be seen anywhere nor any of the others he had found playing marbles. Well, he would keep a look out for him, he decided.Then he thought about the incident in the market, the INPFL rebel fighters he had seen brandishing their weapons, especially the one with the handcuffs, and how everybody had suddenly started running in different directions.“Hello poppay,” he said then to a man standing just nearby.“Hello pekin,” the man said. He looked to be about fifty years old or so. He was dressed in a blue pair of oversized trousers, an ill-fitting khaki shirt, and old slippers that almost had no soles. But he wore a pair of spectacles and three or four BIC pens in his breast pocket which rather seemed to give him a respectable air, like a minister, but one without decent clothing.“Why people in de market wuh runnin for, and why de INPFL fighters dem wanted to catch dem?” he asked.“They were looking to recruit people,” the man said, and spat.“But there wuh women and small children,” Kollie said.“They don’t care,” The man said, and shrugged his shoulders. “The men and boys they take to fight. The women they use as cooks and slaves until they’re pregnant and thrown out of the INPFL base by the rebels. They don’t have much use for old men like me. But once those rebels beat me up here as though I was a small boy, and they did not even look at my grey hair. Imagine! Me, once a University of Oxford professor!”The man spoke bitterly and looked around some more, as though in search of an outlet to unleash his anger and disappointment. Then he sucked his teeth and spat again.Kollie had seen and perhaps committed similar atrocities in the NPFL. It was all very well to be told that the same things were being done here by INPFL rebels. It would make being covert and conducting himself with particular care all the more important. But there was something about this man that made him wary and uneasy, especially his anger and the way he wore those pens as if to remind each and everybody of who he was and how he would stop at nothing in order to feel placated. Perhaps he ought not to even be speaking with him, thought Kollie, let alone in such an obvious place. He didn’t know him. Already people were on the lookout for suspected NPFL rebels, a circumstance which, unfortunately, happened to be his misfortune. He turned, bowed his head just low enough to see in front of him, and hurried away from the old man.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgVALENCIA – They talk about the year that torrents of rain turned the posh Valencia Country Club greens to mush. And then there was the year of the whipping winds, and the year with the biting chill in the air. But checking a 15-day forecast that calls for perfect golf weather, this year the AT&T Champions Classic will be about the golf, said Peter De Young, director of the tournament that opens Monday at Valencia and stars professional golfers 50 and older. “Everyone keeps asking me, `What’s the weather?”‘ De Young said. “It looks like a fantastic forecast – after the last couple of years I was beginning to think we were snakebitten. I’ve got a long-range forecast that looks absolutely fantastic.” Debuting at the Champions Classic is Mark O’Meara, 16-time winner on the PGA Tour, who hit the Big 5-0 in January. Other events include Tuesday’s Pro-Junior Champions Challenge – a six-hole exhibition at 3 p.m. Tuesday – and the Classic Gala on Wednesday night at the Hyatt Valencia. Professional play begins Friday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon. The pros love coming to Valencia, in part, because host Hyatt Valencia backs up to the course and its centrally located to restaurants, De Young said. A favorite is Salt Creek Grill – but some come looking for that California treasure, In-N-Out. “I think the course really draws the players and more than the people know, the area draws the players,” he said. “If you just tell them we’re playing in Los Angeles, they think huge metro area, lots of traffic, lots of this and a lot of that. “When you say Valencia, they have their favorite restaurants, hotels. It doesn’t take much to please them. On the other hand, it doesn’t take much to really turn them off. “The city just sets it up so good for us.” Valencia is within the city of Santa Clarita, and the golf tour draws high-profile national attention as well as crowds that spend plenty of money in town. Last year’s tourney drew 40,000 visitors from as far away as Europe and Canada, said Jason Crawford, Santa Clarita’s film and tourism administrator. The 2006 Classic netted $7 million in local revenue – the city’s share came from sales and hotel taxes. “We’re thrilled they’re back and, like everyone, we’re just keeping an eye on the weather,” Crawford said. The city, he said, also is working to get visitors to stay a few extra days by billing the area as home of Six Flags Magic Mountain and several spas. The players often bring their families to the Classic and private parties are scheduled at the Hyatt, including a comedy night this year with Sinbad and a concert featuring singer Kenny Loggins. The tournament also will become a community affair, with scores of local volunteers helping out, local residents golfing with the celebs and thousands showing up to watch the pros play on one of the state’s finest courses. Spectators park at College of the Canyons and will be shuttled to the Tourney Road course. “The golf course is pretty special – it’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen it,” Crawford said. “The course should take center stage. Last year it didn’t get the mention that was due because last year was very, very cold. We were handing out ski hats to the players.” Golf Digest named the Valencia Country Club course one of the top 25 in California. This is the fifth year the club has hosted the Classic, and negotiations are continuing for a new five-year contract. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251 Champions Tour The AT&T Champions Classic opens Monday. Tickets range from $15.90 for a day to $53 for a weeklong pass. Information is available by calling (661) 260-1897 or on the tournament Web site at attchampionsclassic.com. The Web site also offers a complete schedule of events as well as advance-ticket purchases. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! O’Meara helped design the nearby Valencia Tournament Players Club, a treacherous course just across Interstate 5 from the country club. “Every year there’s another big player,” De Young said. “It’s Mark O’Meara this year, one of the huge names in golf. He just turned 50; he said he wouldn’t miss it.” Tom Kite will defend his 2006 championship, heading a field of close to 80 “senior” golf pros. The purse is $1.4 million, with the winner slated to take home $240,000. Other big names include Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Jerry Pate, Fuzzy Zoeller, Loren Roberts and Jay Haas. The real winner may be Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, the tournament’s designated charity. The hospital was awarded $120,000 last year in proceeds from the pro-am. last_img

first_imgAN effort by the DWP union to suppress the publication of employee information last week wasn’t just a win for the Daily News. It was a triumph for open and transparent government. The union representing nearly all 8,500 of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s employees, including most managers, tried to force the Daily News to remove a searchable database of employee names, titles and pay from our Web site. The information, which attracted hundreds of thousands of visits to dailynews.com, was sought after the state Supreme Court ruled such information belongs to the public. City officials turned the data over to the Daily News in response to a California Public Records Act request. The reason: The DWP’s extravagant salaries and escalating rates. Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs affirmed that the information is of great public interest and must be open to the public. Brian D’Arcy, head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Unions, Local 8, is used to getting his way so he wasn’t happy with the disclosure. The transparency of government is one of the key elements of American democracy. And when political leaders try to suppress information for their own advantage they chip away at freedom. This time, they didn’t win.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre A man with more clout at City Hall than just about anyone, D’Arcy virtually runs the DWP and throws so much weight in city elections that the politicians reward his members with huge pay hikes far in excess of inflation or their value. DWP workers earn on average $76,949 a year – 20 percent higher than other city workers, and 50 percent more than private-sector workers doing many of their jobs. It’s completely understandable that these details about City Hall’s generosity to DWP employees might make the union a little worried. The utility is currently seeking a rate increase to pay for years of neglected maintenance and repair, even while it was building up its payroll. The last thing D’Arcy needed was for the public to get mad about being ripped off and to force the politicians to back down on rate increases. After all, some of the money will end up in IBEW paychecks, and other money will end up in the city treasury to pay the big raises won by other unions last money. That’s what D’Arcy didn’t want the public to know who earns what and what they do for the money. But Judge Janavs, who ruled in a similar case that the public has a right to know what goes on in public agencies, would hear none of it. last_img read more

first_imgThe sixteen finalists have been announced for the 2019 Donegal Local Enterprise Awards.Businesses from across Donegal will compete for the highly-coveted prizes in the finals the business awards, which will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, on the 6th of December.The finalists are: Siobhan Boyle of Sculpt CosmeticsMark Bolton of Bolt OnSara and Philip Moss of Filligan’s LtdCathal Sheridan of Huku BalanceJames Coyle of JC EngineeringConor McLaughlin, McMorrow & McLaughlin SolicitorsHugh Wilhare, Mulroy Bay MusselsPat Lafferty, Multi-Crete Agri ProductsDerek Walker, Nat NootAndrew McElhinney, O’Donnell’s BakeryAndrea Kelly, On the Go Coffee CoCiara Shine, Shine’s SeafoodEileen Rafferty, The BothyLynn Costello Erskine, The Pear in PaperKieran Murray & Conor McGrath of Thinstone Donegal Jessica Peoples of Zona DanceThe 16 finalists for the 2019 Local Enterprise Awards were selected following a rigorous screening process of the many applicants.“The awards have been running for over 20 years in Donegal and we have a stringent process in place to make the short-list, never mind be named as a finalist,” said Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney.He added that the 16 businesses in the final can all be justifiably proud of reaching this stage. “Having come through the screening process, the next stage will see the finalists go before the judges on December 5th and the category winners will be announced after that. There will be €10,000 up for grabs across the categories, all that remains now is to see who will win the awards,” Mr Tunney added. Awards will be presented for Best Established Business (over 18 months trading) with a runner-up in that category as well.There will also be a winner and runner-up in the Best Start Up Award, while awards will also be presented for Best Donegal Export Enterprise, Best Donegal Enterprise Innovation and also for Food Coast and Creative Coast categories.“As a county our economy is dominated by small and micro businesses. These awards help to highlight the contribution of these businesses to the economy of Donegal and the important role they play in providing employment and contributing to the sustainability of their local communities,” the Head of Enterprise added.The Donegal Business Awards are also part of the National Enterprise Awards, with one of the 16 finalists set to get an opportunity to represent Donegal on the national stage next year and Donegal’s overall winner last year, Martin McGuinness, went on to win a Regional Enterprise Award.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. Revealed: The finalists of the Donegal Local Enterprise Awards was last modified: November 27th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgYour county needs you!Donegal can get some excellent publicity by bringing Today FM here on holiday.One of the country’s leading radio stations will bring its outside broadcast unit to Donegal – but only if we vote for it. At the moment we are a few votes behind Dingle.But everybody knows our giant basking sharks are much better than Fungi the dolphin!We all also know that we have better scenery, a cooler accent and a much better GAA team!You need to vote here. Please Share this with all your friends! http://www.todayfm.com/Shows/discoverirelandvote2/kc.aspxLET’S GET VOTING TO BRING TODAY FM ON HOLIDAY TO DONEGAL! was last modified: May 28th, 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:donegalTODAY FMlast_img read more

first_imgGAA bosses at Croke Park are under fire today from fans over the choice of Carrick on Shannon as the venue for the Donegal clash with Laois in the All-Ireland qualifiers.Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada has a capacity of just 12,000, a Leitrim County Board spokesman has confirmed to Donegal Daily.The official capacity is just 9,330; but an inspection tomorrow will decide if 12,000 will be allowed. With Laois expected to insist on half of those tickets, and others given to Leitrim, less than 5,000 Donegal fans will be able to see the game.The tickets went on sale on gaa.ie this afternoon.“There’s going to a huge scramble for tickets and clearly there won’t be enough,” said one County Board member today.“We don’t understand what Croke Park were thinking when they decided to go for this venue. “It’s handy enough in terms of distance especially for fans from south of the county but we believe our fans could fill it alone – with more left outside.”Laois fans are also unhappy, with many taking to social media to complain.“This is the biggest game we’ve had in years and we won’t be able to get in to see it,” moaned one fan.The decision will mean clubs in the county will receive tiny allocations for the match. DONEGAL FANS ANGER AS LEITRIM VENUE HAS CAPACITY FOR JUST 12,000 was last modified: July 22nd, 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:carrick on shannondonegalGAALaoisleitrimtickets rowlast_img read more

first_img tense Sarri would love to see Hazard in a Chelsea shirt next season REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “I would like to keep them in my squad,” he said.“But a telephone call without looking them in the eye will not give me any certainty. I want to meet them face to face, understand what the best thing is to do for everyone.”Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola, meanwhile, has returned to the club to work under Sarri. Chelsea latest shining possible xi REVEALED 2 smart causal possible standings silverware center_img 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker Chelsea transfer target Aleksandr Golovin could still move to a European rival, the club have been warned.The Blues have been chasing the 22-year-old, but CSKA Moscow president Evgeniy Giner says there is no ‘closed agreement’ with them for the player, who starred for Russia at the World Cup. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Golovin was one of the stars of the World Cup REAL DEAL Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? “I believe that [he] can grow into a big star,” Giner told sport24. “I’m not sure that this can happen in the Russian championship. The level of the English Premier League or the championship of Spain is much higher. In order not to ruin [him], we must let him go.“But we have no solution for today. When we receive an offer, we always try to negotiate openly. Indeed, we were visited by the vice-president of Monaco [Vadim Vasilyev] and he made a proposal for Golovin.“If we talk about Chelsea, then there is no closed agreement with them. But the question of his transition will be decided, I think, in the next couple of days.”So far Chelsea’s only bit of transfer business has come in the form of Jorginho, who joined from Napoli in a £50m deal.New manager Maurizio Sarri also explained he wants to keep Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge when asked about the pair possibly leaving. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham starlast_img read more