WHAT a great year it has been for St Michael’s GAA club.They made it to the county final where they gave a great account of themselves and this weekend they completed a great 2011 with victory on the Division 2 play-off.Many people thought Eddie Harkin’s side were Division One material throughout the Championship. Well, next year they will be. They beat Killybegs by a three point margin – 0-12 to 1-6. The only surprise was that St Michael’s county star Colm McFadden didn’t score.But Christy Toye was in scoring form and he contributed two scores as did Antoin McFadden.Meanwhile in Division One St Eunan’s had seven points to spare over neighbours Glenswilly in a scoreline of 1-14 to 0-10. Glenswilly were without Michael Murphy but he will be back in time for the relegation play-off with Malin.The only disappointment at the game at O’Donnell Park was the sending off of John Haran. Substitute Liam Molloy soon followed…even though he wasn’t even on the pitch. In other matches St Naul’s had just two points to spare over Downings – 2-11 to 3-06.Urris beat Aodh Ruadh 3-12 to 0-11 – with Alan Friel the star of the show, shooting 2-05 of the Inishowen side’s score.The County U-21 fianl will see Naomh Conaill take on Kilcar.Naomh Conaill had a superb 2-15 to 1-09 victory over Malin while fans as the Kilcar v Bundoran clash saw FIVE goals – the final score Kilcar 3-08, Bundoran 2-04.GAA ROUND-UP: ST MICHAEL’S WIN PROMOTION was last modified: November 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:county donegal gaaGAA ROUND-UP: ST MICHAEL’S WIN PROMOTION
Another great performance from the St. Eunans man Rory Kavanagh in midfield for Donegal in the game against Louth. Photo Brian McDaidBY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE: After only securing one point from the last four on offer, Donegal got back on the promotion track today with a relatively straight forward win – but they did make life hard for themselves in the second half in Ballyshannon.Having started the two previous games against Meath and Down sluggishly, today Jim McGuinness’ men were quick out of the traps and made a blistering start, out-scoring their opponents by 0-6 to 0-1 early on and this was pushed out as far as 0-12 to 0-1.Louth were only out on the field a couple of minutes before throw-in and they were extremely slow to settle once the ball was thrown in. In their pre-match warm up half an hour earlier, it was strange seeing them play small-sided games with kids-sized footballs – Donegal at the other end of the field stuck to the size fives and it showed in the first quarter with fine scores taken from Dermot Molloy and Declan Walsh amongst others. Molloy only just passed a fitness test moments before throw-in, having tweaked ligaments in his ankle in the game in Newry. Neil Gallagher didn’t make the Donegal starting line-up – he picked up a muscle strain in action for Glenswilly last weekend – although Louth had their own version playing in goal; he was a busy man with kick-outs as the home side swarmed forward at every opportunity, determined to post a big score.McGuinnessJim had been annoyed with his troops’ lack of economy in front of the posts in their last match and with two shooting drills finding their way into the warm-up routine, it was clear that they meant business in this facet of their play. Today his side managed more points in the first half (0-13) than they had managed in the entirety of either of the last two games.With Martin McElhinney unable to start and Gallagher not fit to come in as a direct swap, it was left to Christy Toye to line up alongside Rory Kavanagh in the engine room.Kavanagh in full flight against Louth: Pic Brian McDaidBoth players put in excellent displays with Kavanagh the best man on show. His fielding, surging runs forward and finishing ability make him such a good all-rounder and we saw a vintage performance today from the Eunan’s man. It is a huge credit to Toye that he has the fitness and conditioning to be able to undertake a midfield role having been on the sidelines for so long; he, just like his sidekick Kavanagh, registered a brace of points in the opening period.Aside from the absence of the emigrated Ryan Bradley, few would have thought there would be much change to the Donegal championhsip starting fifteen from last year to this. As we near the end of the league though Toye, Ryan McHugh and Odhran MacNiallais would appear to have secured their starting jerseys for the Celtic Park showdown and that turnover of players is crucial for the panel this year.McHugh came on for the second half of the game while his U-21 captain, Patrick McBrearty, started in attack; both men will be vital to Donegal’s attempt to get back into another provincial final on Wednesday night.Michael Murphy keeps possession against Louth: Pic Brian McDaidBack to today and the visitors simply had no answer to Donegal’s running game in the early stages and had only a single point to show for almost the entire first half. They picked up two black cards in their attempts to stop the Donegal waves of attack and only a late goal put some semblance of respectability on the half-time scoreboard. It was a crazy decision to let the goal stand though, with Paul Durcan being clattered as he rose to claim a high ball into his square and the Four Masters man should have been given a free out.The next phase of the game will not have pleased neither supporters nor management. Donegal seemed to canter through the third quarter and over elaborated in attack, not taking scores when they were on. The Wee County made them pay for this with two quick fire goals and an earlier free – suddenly the gap had gone from ten points to just three. This awoke the hosts from their slumber though and they replied with a major of their own – a thunderous finish to the roof of the net from substitute David Walsh after neat link up play to fashion the chance. It was a sign of the annoyance running through the team at their own sloppiness in the preceding period as any one of Molloy, the younger McHugh or Colm McFadden could have popped the ball over for a point but it was a goal they wanted. Louth kept plugging away and the movement and sharpness of their full forward line was causing problems for Donegal’s last line. The absence of old fashioned markers like Paddy McGrath, Frank McGlynn and Karl Lacey, who was taken off at half time, exposes this full-back line. Regardless of defensive templates and blanket systems, teams still need to have a few specialist defenders who can mark their man and be out in front of the ball; Neil McGee apart that was lacking at times today.Overall though the objective was to get two more points and that is exactly what Donegal did – themselves and Monaghan are out in front of the chasing pack so a draw next week in the Athletic Grounds will secure promotion and a league final place but depending on other results they may well have done enough already. An additional league outing, on the best sod in the country on Jones Road, would be welcome as it would help in getting the likes of Neil Gallagher and Paddy McGrath closer to full fitness ahead of the Derry game. That is why Donegal won’t want to rely on other results to secure their passage so it’ll be full tilt for a win next Sunday against Armagh.Donegal Christy Toye in action in midfield for Donegal in the game against Louth in Ballyshannon – Brian McDaidCATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: KAVANAGH SHOWS CLASS AGAINST LOUTH was last modified: March 31st, 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:BallyshannonCathal MacSuibhnedonegalGAALouthRory Kavanagh
Presenter Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill at Fanad Lighthouse.TG4 Summer magazine series Féilte begins its journey of discovery along the Wild Atlantic Way in North DonegalTG4’s Féilte programme begins a nine-week tour of the hidden treasures along the enchanting coast of Ireland’s Western seaboard – following the Fáilte Ireland-promoted Wild Atlantic Way. Fáilte Ireland has also helped to put together a fantastic weekly prize bonanza for Féilte viewers.On Sunday, July 5th, new presenter Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill is in Donegal to explore the wealth of cultural visitor attractions, adventure activities, artisan food, music and song in the north of the county – and she discovers some of the secret gems in the towns and villages along the route, as well as some truly breath-taking scenery.Each episode will highlight a different Discovery Point along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way, starting from Fanad Point in north Donegal, where Ciaran McElwaine introduces us to Fanad Head Lighthouse. Now automated, it first shone its light on St Patrick’s Day 1817, and has been the subject of many stunning photographs and paintings over the years. Across the turbulent waters of the Northern Atlantic, you can capture a view of Tory Island more than 14 km out to sea. Also on the Fanad Peninsula, Máire Treasa drops in on Dill’s farm to view their historic native breed of Dexter cattle, which are grass fed and are reared employing enhanced traditional farming methods. Dill’s Dexter Beef is sold in local outlets and at their farm shop in Letterkenny.Máire Treasa tries her hand at paddle boarding with Luke Daly of Adventure One at Rathmullan Beach, before visiting The Singing Pub, Downings. Here, local musicians Caoimhe Ní Mhaoileoin, Sarah Cullen and Adhamhnán Ó Gallchóir entertain us with the best of traditional Irish music, and Francie Conway and Paddy Cullen sing for us.Luke Daly shows TG4 how to paddle board.We also meet with Bríd Uí Mhaolchiaráin, a Bean an Tí with summer college Coláiste Bhun an Inbhir in North West Donegal, and she chats to us about her summers spent looking after young people, many from the six counties, who have come to Donegal to learn Irish.Máire Treasa and all the crew look forward to bringing the Wild Atlantic Way to you! And each week, there’s an exciting competition for viewers to have their own chance to sample its delights – with fantastic getaway breaks for friends and families.You can see Féilte on TG4 on Sundays at 8.30pm, and online at HYPERLINK “http://www.tg4.ie” www.tg4.ieThe series kicks off on July 5th, with this first visit to the beautiful county of Donegal.Bígí Linn! TG4 TO UNVEIL DELIGHTS OF DONEGAL IN SUMMER SERIES FEILTE was last modified: June 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfanad lighthouseFeilteLuke DalyTG4
With so much information available at our fingertips 24 hours a day, it has never been easier to find a solution for any problem including our hair concerns!However you can’t always believe everything that you find on Google.So before you start lathering your hair with mayonnaise have a read of some of the most common hair myths that the Patrick Gildea Team get asked on a daily basis! Remember there are many factors that play into the healthiness of hair. If you’re someone who blow dries your hair every day for shine or someone who thinks combing your hair 100 times will give you healthy perfect locks, you may be disappointed to learn that all this effort has been pointless.Myth 1: You should wash your hair everyday!Don’t panic if washing your hair every day is not your top priority because your hair and scalp will probably thank you for not doing it! The more you wash your hair the more natural oils and proteins will be removed which will end up drying out your hair, also make sure you choose the correct Shampoo and Conditioner for your hair type when you do wash your hair.Myth 2: If you pluck a grey hair two more will grow in its place! Each hair follicle can reproduce one hair after being plucked, regardless of the colour. But remember too much plucking will create a bald spot so instead of having greys which can be easily covered by one of our Master Colour Experts you will have a bald spot instead.Myth 3: You should brush your hair 100 times a day!I’m sure that many of you have heard that brushing your hair 100 times a day stimulates the circulation in the scalp creating natural oils and beautiful Rapunzel like hair- but in fact over-brushing causes friction which can lead to cuticle damage, breakage and split ends. It’s better to keep brushing to a minimum for detangling and styling purposes only and use a wide tooth comb if possible.Myth 4: Dandruff signifies a dry scalp When we see flakes we automatically think dryness but it’s actually an oily scalp that usually goes hand in hand with dandruff. Dandruff is caused by a type of yeast that tends to overgrow in an oily environment and Dandruff is your body’s reaction to the yeast. Don’t try to diminish Dandruff by scaling back on washing your hair instead use an anti-dandruff shampoo when you do wash it! Myth 5: Wearing Hats can cause hair loss?The idea is that hats cut off circulation to the scalp, causing hair loss but it’s just an old wives’ tale. Thinning hair and male pattern baldness can be caused by many things including genetics, hormone changes and diet changes but definitely not hats!Myth 6: Cutting your hair will make it grow fasterWhile regular trims are great for keeping your hair healthy and will prevents damage, it won’t make your hair grow faster. Hair grows from the root not at the ends. It is important to have your hair trimmed regularly because having healthy looking hair whether it’s long or short will have a much more beautiful appearance and give the appearance that it is growing faster. Myth 7: You should towel dry your hair!If you’re like most people, you exit the shower, immediately reach for a towel, and start rubbing your hair vigorously. But honestly try to avoid this as towel drying is rough on your hair and can promote breakage. Instead, gently squeeze your hair with a towel, and then comb it with a wide-toothed comb to remove excess water.Myth 8: Use Mayonnaise and Olive Oil to transform your hairUsing mayonnaise and olive oil may help moisturize your hair but it certainly won’t transform it or do anything ground breaking. The best way to get beautiful silky hair is to use the best hair products for your hair type. A weekly intense moisturising mask will really help too.Myth 9: Pulling your hair in a ponytail causes bald spotsThere is absolutely no connection between bald spots and putting your hair in a ponytail, however ponytails can cause some breakage so do avoid elastic bands with metal and try a smaller band instead of a big bulky one.Myth 10: Washing your hair in cold water will transform your hair leaving it extra shiny.This a half myth because cold water does improve the shininess of the hair but it won’t totally transform it. It is not recommended to wash your hair in cold water often but for comfort and shininess use luke warm water and finish with a cool rinse to increase the circulation in hair follicles.Myth 11: Reading Donegal Daily every day will make your hair grow!It has been suggested that if you are male and read Donegal Daily every day that your hair will grow- we must emphasise that there is no scientific evidence to prove this. If you don’t believe us then just ask Patrick – ED!!PATRICK GILDEA’S HAIR COLUMN – THE 10 MOST COMMON HAIR MYTHS! was last modified: October 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Patrick GildeaPatrick Gildea makeover
A petition from the people of Inishowen to save a much-loved amenity has been handed over to Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy. The Petition to Save Swan Park gathered over 4000 names from locals who want to see necessary funding allocated to restore the area after it was destroyed in the August 2017 flooding.Mayor of Inishowen Jack Murray, who set up the petition, met with Minister Eoghan Murphy on Friday evening in Co. Waterford. Cllr Murray, along with Cllr Nicholas Crossan and Paul Bradley took the opportunity to present the Minister with some 4000 signatures calling for the release of funding to restore Swan Park. Cllr Murray said: “This petition was gathered in businesses throughout Inishowen, online and by local people gathering them within the community.“I explained to the Minister, the sense of frustration in Buncrana as the government is not stepping in to restore this much loved amenity.“The council has already commissioned a detailed assessment of the damage and have sent it to the department. To date however, no funding commitment has been forthcoming.“Swan Park can not lie in ruin any longer. There can be no more delay. The government need to live up to the promises they made in the immediate aftermath of the flood eight months ago.”4000 signatures from Swan Park petition presented to Minister Murphy was last modified: April 16th, 2018 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:Cllr Jack MurrayInishowen Floodingminister eoghan murphySwan Park
Shado Twala and Randall Abrahams, judges on South Africa’s hit reality TV show SA’s Got Talent add their voices to the national outpouring of support for the country’s Class of 2010, who began sitting their Grade 12 exams this week.Click arrow to play video.Published on SouthAfrica.info on 28 October 2010.Source: Fly the Flag Fridays
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In honor of the upcoming holiday season, the Ohio Pork Council invites Ohioans to make a ham or pork product donation to community members in need across Ohio. For the second year in a row, Ohio Pork Council is teaming up with the National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council to participate in this community challenge.Following the success of last year’s campaign, participants are invited to challenge fellow pork producers, family members and friends on social media to donate a ham to a local food pantry or neighbor in need.The challenge began Tuesday, Nov. 26, and will last throughout the holiday season.To share your donation story with the Ohio Pork Council, tag @OhioHogFarmers on Facebook, use #HamsAcrossAmerica #WeCare #GiveAHam, or email Meghann Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… We try to tell you everything you need to know about the cloud here every week, but sometimes there’s just too much news and analysis for us to give everything the space it deserves. This posts highlights some important events and interesting thoughts in cloud clouding from around the Web.Microsoft Data Center GM Timmons Heads to AppleData Center Knowledge reports that Microsoft data center guru Kevin Timmons is expected to take a position at Apple.Timmons was responsible for building massive data centers in for Microsoft in Dublin and Chicago, and and “then moved to streamline the company’s data center design and cost structure.” Prior to Microsoft, Timmons oversaw the build-out of data centers for Yahoo, including its flagship facility in Lockport, NY.Timmons is expected to replace Olivier Sanche, who passed away last November.As we reported this week, Apple is also hiring a Cloud Systems Software Engineer to help build “the future of cloud services at Apple.”Phil Wainewright: Private Cloud Discredited, Part 2Phil Wainewright looks at the case for private clouds – “security, reliability and control” – and concludes “an enterprise that builds a private cloud will spend more, achieve less and increase its risk exposure, while progressing no further along the path towards building a cloud applications infrastructure.” Wainewright looks to NetFlix’s successful migration to the public cloud, and the admission by former private cloud advocate Christian Reilly‘s admission that he was wrong about private clouds for evidence.Part one of Wainewright’s case against private clouds was written in October and can be found here.OpenStack Announces Cactus ReleaseOpenStack released a new version of its cloud computing stack: Cactus. There are too many bug fixes and new features to go into here, see the announcement for the full list.Red Hat Steps Up Virtualization Drive, Announces Cloud Computing PlansAccording to IT Pro Portal, Red Hat is expanding its cloud computing initiatives beyond Europe and North America into Australia and New Zealand. The article also notes that Red Hat plans to double the size of its staff at its North Carolina headquarters.Google Invests $890 Million in Data CentersAccording to Data Center Knowledge, Google invested $890 million in data centers in the first quarter of 2011. In recent months Google has resumed building a data center in Oklahoma, begun second phases of existing data centers in North and South Carolina, and begun building a new facility in Hamina, Finland. klint finley Related Posts Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Don’t be caught on set without the necessary tools for the job. In this quick tutorial you’ll get a rundown of the essential items that every camera assistant should have in their toolkit.If you’re in the video/film production industry and you’re not reading The Black and Blue you should be. Black and Blue founder Evan Luzi is a skilled camera assistant who uses the blog to share his in-depth knowledge of the job and film industry.In a recent post and video he pulled out his camera assistant toolkit and showed the items he brings on every shoot. Some of these items are obvious (clapperboard, wrench, card reader) while others are not so obvious (ibuprofen, space blanket, hand sanitizer).This is great info if you’re just starting out in the video biz or if you’re curious how you can improve your own established kit. Check out the corresponding post on The Black and Blue for a full list of the camera assistant kit items, as well as Evan’s insightful commentary on how you customize your kit best for the type of productions you work on.Thanks for sharing, Evan!
First time directors are notorious for not understanding their role in the filmmaking process, and not being able to effectively manage a set. Throughout this article I am going to highlight a few key points that will help those of you that are just getting started as directors to get the most out of yourself and your team.As someone who enjoys nearly every facet of the filmmaking process, it is undeniably the art of directing that I enjoy most. It really wasn’t until I had made a few films though (and lots of mistakes along the way) that I truly understood what it meant to be a director. Like many inexperienced filmmakers at the time, I felt that directing was purely a creative responsibility. All I wanted to focus on were the elements of the process that were creative by nature, and I neglected to understand that many of the less creative elements of directing (and leading a team) were just as important, and had a just as much of an impact on the final product as anything else.If you’ve been struggling with directing your own work and ultimately haven’t achieved the results that you’ve been after – this post is for you. No matter how skilled you may be as a director, how great your eye might be for imagery, or how powerful your script is, you still need to follow these key points outlined below in order to get the most out of yourself and your team.Collaborate WiselyFilmmaking is a team sport, whether you like to think of it that way or not. You must understand that since filmmaking at it’s core is a collaborative medium, bringing on the right cast and crew (and actually letting them have a say in the creative process) is extremely important. First-time directors are known for having ego-problems, because they feel like they have something to prove on set, and as such are often very insecure. Unfortunately, this type of mentality will directly translate to a sub-par film, as no director (especially an inexperienced one) has all the answers.Wise directors, whether experienced or novice, surround themselves with talented cast and crew members that will help to elevate their own work, and provide insight and guidance throughout the process. Even the most experienced directors will often work with the same DP, producer, editor, etc. because they understand the importance of collaboration, trust, and respect. At the end of the day if someone on your set has a great idea that they share with you, and you turn it down simply because it wasn’t your own idea, you are truly doing yourself and your film an injustice.Know Every Facet Of The ProcessWhile you might have a preference for directing, you need to understand all of the major components of filmmaking (cinematography, sound, writing, etc.) inside an out in order to be a great director. In the early days of cinema a director was only responsible for working with their actors, but today the director’s role has expanded greatly. For this reason, in order to perform best as a director you must thoroughly understand the ins and outs of each department.Take cinematography for example. You might not aspire to be a cinematographer, but the more you know about different cameras, their settings, lenses, lighting set-ups, etc. the more informed your choices will be when it comes to making the right choices (with your DP) to execute the look you’re trying to achieve. It is not about micro-managing your crew so that you are doing their job, but rather giving them to direction that they need to keep their creative choices in line with yours.Follow Your VisionIf there is one piece of advice that I could provide to any up and coming director, it would be to always trust your gut and follow your vision. At the top of this article, I discussed the importance of surrounding yourself with a great team that will provide you with support, ideas, and resources throughout the filmmaking process. While this is a critical part of the process, it’s just as important to know when you should or shouldn’t take those ideas and integrate them into your film. Think of yourself as a filter that only allows ideas to come through when they are conducive to your vision. After all, collaboration is one thing, but a watered down idea is something very different.Ultimately if you are being pulled in many different directions with respect to creative choices, your film will suffer. If you ask three different producers for advice on a scene, you are going to get three different suggestions. They may all be great, or they may all be terrible – but it is your job as the director to hear them out and decide which of them (if any) is the best choice for your film.Don’t make the mistake of not listening to them in the first place, but also don’t make the mistake of listening to everyone and letting your vision get watered down. Try to find the right balance and be confident in your decision making abilities, and you will be well on your way to telling the best story possible.Treat Your Cast & Crew With RespectJust like any business, if you find a crew member or actor that you enjoy working with, chances are you’re going to want to work with them again. So when you’re on set be kind to those around you, give credit where credit is due, and nurture good and not-so-good ideas. Treat everyone with equal respect, no matter how big or small their role is on set. These small things are very important characteristics for great directors to have. All parties benefit from fostering great relationships but the ultimate beneficiary is the film itself. The biggest and best film sets that I have ever been on were also the most enjoyable environments to be working in.The crew members got along, the producers were approachable, and the general feel of the set was very positive. Conversely, the most amateur sets that I’ve ever been on have also been the most hostile. At the end of the day, if you are able to create an environment on set that is enjoyable for those around you, it will not only affect your relationships for future projects, but it will also directly affect the quality level of the project at hand.