DONEGAL ATHLETES SHINE AT THE EUROPEAN CUP

first_imgThe Irish athletics team were in action in Herkalion, Crete over last weekend and returned their best finish ever at The European Cup League – 6th from 12 teams.It was a most exciting two days of intense competition added to immensely by top performances from the top local athlete medical student at UCD Mark English and the three Finn Valley athletes selected Dempsey Mc Guigan, hammer, Tori Pena, pole vault no stranger to this competition and newcomer – and Megan Tice,high jump.Mark battled through a busy 800 which had 12 starters – it was difficult and it came down to a rush between himself and a Turkish athlete having to give way but with 11 points for 2nd team, leader Patsy McGonagle was happy indeed. He was more than impressed by Mark’s 400m finish on 4 x 4 an unofficial 44,87 split, the squad 3rd in this particular event which incidentally has them ranked globally 13th which equates to a qualifying position for upcoming world champs in Beijing should they continue to hold a top 16 team position.Dempsey McGuigan was best of the Irish throwers in 5th, Tori Pena will be dissappointed with 7th but Megan went clear at 1.75 then clear at 1.80 before going very close at 185 on her third attempt to claim 4th and thus has begun an Irish delight for the New York born girl whose connection lies in Gweedore.It’s important that Donegal related athletes continue to gain selection for this prestigious competition, said McGonagle.Megan jumps her way to 4thDONEGAL ATHLETES SHINE AT THE EUROPEAN CUP was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticseuropean cupmark englishpatsy mcgonaglelast_img read more

Tickets in high demand for Wolfe Tones Christmas concert in Letterkenny

first_imgLegendary balladeers The Wolfe Tones are on their way back to Donegal for a highly-anticipated show in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny.The band has announced a Christmas gig in the Mount Errigal on Monday 30th December 2019 and tickets are already in demand.After 56 years on the road, the performance of arguably Ireland’s greatest ballad singer, Tommy Byrne, will once again be a memorable experience – Joe McDonnell, Kevin Barry, The Ballad of James Connolly, Grace, Streets of New York, as well as many other ballads, will provide a not to be missed Wolfe Tones experience. Tickets are £26 – €29.50 and available from the Mount Errigal Hotel reception, Ticketmaster.ie and Eventbrite.The Wolfe Tones have entered an unprecedented 56 years on the road.  Starting off in Dublin in 1963, the group continue to tour and pack venues across the World. Emerging from the ballad boom of the early 1960’s, The Wolfe Tones started out on a career which has taken them to the heights of not just Irish, but international entertainment.  They’ve received numerous international honours, including the freedom of both New York and Los Angeles, as well as the City of Philadelphia’s greatest honour, The Liberty Bell. The Wolfe Tones have in their ranks arguably Ireland’s most prolific song writer and composer of his generation, Brian Warfield.  Brian has written songs that have become standards with Irish groups across the World, his ballads are sung from concerts to sports stadiums across the globe.  From Celtic Symphony to Rock On Rockall, join the Wolfe tones for a Christmas concert in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Monday 30th December The Wolfe Tones are iconic, they have been the soundtrack to generations of Irish across the World for the last 56 years. Their journey continues, Brian Warfield, Noel Nagle and Tommy Byrne make up The Wolfe Tones, and they remain a ‘must see’ Irish group. One thing is for sure, The Wolfe Tones will once again make the rafters ring in their own inimitable style.  Wolfe Tones’ shows sell out, as always, early booking is advised to experience a night to remember in the company of true legends of Irish music.Tickets are £26 – €29.50 and available from the Mount Errigal Hotel reception, Ticketmaster.ie and Eventbrite.Tickets in high demand for Wolfe Tones Christmas concert in Letterkenny was last modified: December 18th, 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:concertletterkennywolfe toneslast_img read more

Weekly crop evapotranspiration reports are available to assist farm water management

first_imgThe Northern Region of the California Department of Water Resources and the University of California Cooperative Extension in Tehama and Glenn counties have teamed up to provide Weekly ET Reports to agricultural water users. This is the first Weekly crop ET Report for the 20l7 irrigation season. It includes water use information for a variety of crops. Background information about the reports and ways to use them in on-farm water management are outlined in this article.Estimates provided are …last_img read more

Tsotsi puts SA film in spotlight

first_img8 March 2006Tsotsi, the first South African-made film to win an Oscar, has put the country’s movie industry firmly in the spotlight.Arts and Culture Minster Pallo Jordan said after the award that it proved that South African film “not only has the potential to stand tall and compete as equals with our international counterparts, but is also of world class.”International debutTsotsi’s success at this year’s Oscars was anticipated by Yesterday, South Africa’s entry for the best foreign language film at last year’s Oscars.“The fact that a South African film has been nominated for an Oscar for the second consecutive year speaks volumes for the level of talent that exists in the country,” the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) said in a statement.“All that was needed was for the talent to be exposed.”The NFVF, funders of Tsotsi to the tune of R1-million, assisted the producers to take the film to the Toronto Film Festival, where it made its international debut.Tsotsi walked off with the People’s Choice award at that festival, the first of many awards it has since won.The NVFV’s contribution was a part of R35-million earmarked for movie production funding over a three-year period by the Department of Arts and Culture. Twenty-six feature-length films have so far benefited from this programme.‘Film making country’The NFVF and the department have maintained a South African presence at the Cannes Film Festival for the past several years, an approach they believe is paying dividends in the increased visibility of South African productions.“The strategy has always been to increase the volume of films, market South Africa as a film making country, and position South Africa as a partner for co-productions,” says NFVF CEO Eddie Mbalo.“After this win, the challenge will be to ensure a continuous supply of films if we are to be guaranteed audience loyalty.”Investor returnsTsotsi was entirely locally made by a South African cast and crew. James Whitehouse, chairman of production company Sasani, told The Star that this augurs well for the industry.He said that Tsotsi’s success would encourage government and investor confidence in the industry.“Up to now they’ve been getting bad returns from the film industry,” Whitehouse says. “This will ensure that Tsotsi will get good returns. This will encourage investment.”Domestic box officeAt the same time as South Africa’s films are enjoying critical acclaim overseas, locally made films are scoring increasingly success at the domestic box office.Tsotsi earned more than R500 000 in its South African opening weekend, three times more than the critically acclaimed Hotel Rwanda, and more than twice as much as Yesterday.On circuit for four weeks before the Oscar announcement, the film has already earned more than R3.2-million in South Africa.Leon Schuster’s blockbusters are the only South African movies that have earned more locally.Ster Kinekor marketing manager Helen Kuun told Business Day that the film, in its fourth week of release, grossed 19% more than the week before.“That kind of thing just doesn’t happen,” Kuun said.Locals are being presented with more South African choices at the cinema, with more local films having been released in the past 12 months than ever before.These releases have ranged from critics’ favourites such as Tsotsi to Ronnie Apteker’s Crazy Monkey and the Leon Schuster’s Mama Jack, the highest-grossing South African film ever.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more