Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wanderers into play offs despite defeat


Danny North scored twice, and wasted opportunities to get his hat-trick, as St Patrick's Athletic brought their quest for Europe to their final match at Sligo Rovers next Friday.

With four changes in the side, St Pat's promptly put Tuesday's FAI Cup disappointment behind them to go off full value for their match-winning lead at half-time.

Pet Mahon's side did have to survive an early scare, when Colm Tresson's miskick was cleared, before bringing the best out of Matt Gregg at the other end on 20 minutes.

David McAllister laid off Ryan Guy's cross for Garreth O'Connor whose low drive was well stopped by the keeper's legs.

North then sliced badly wide when well positioned from a Guy cross before making amends to give Saints the lead after 26 minutes.

Guy flicked on keeper Gary Rogers' long clearance and North sidefooted past the out-rushing Gregg.

An incisive interchange brought the second goal seven minutes later.

McAllister's cross was set-up by Vinny Faherty and North drilled home from close range.

Bray, consigned to the relegation play-off at Galway United, didn't lie down and Shane O'Neill's volley brought a terrific save from Rogers two minutes into the second half.

St Pat's remained in control, however, and Gregg saved well from a Faherty header in the 67th minute before the striker headed North's cross over the top eight minutes from time.


Defeat for fellow struggler's Drogheda Utd by Shamrock Rovers means that Wanderers will meet Galway Utd in the Premier Division Play-Off in Terryland Park on Tuesday week.




Picture Michael Tierney


Padraic

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 22nd October

Friday 22nd October
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The on-going fight to save Wicklow Hospital was just one of the topics covered on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard further comment on this from campaigner Mandie Delahunt.

Today’s Morning Show was broadcast live from the Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh to celebrate social inclusion week. We were joined by Brian Keogh, CEO County Wicklow Partnership and Anne Byrne - local community development programme manager who talked to us about social inclusion week. We were also joined by other local community groups taking part on the day and Breda Whelan and Dermot Allen from Wicklow Rural Transport dropped down to discuss access to transport in Wicklow.

Donnellies Chef Siobhan Donnelly joined us in Laragh to talk about pumpkins in time for Halowe’en and local politcians Andrew Doyle, Pat Casey and Conal Kavanagh dropped down to review the papers and talk about local issues.

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East Coast FM's DJ For A Day Competition

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next radio star? Have you always wanted to be on the radio, well now you can!

East Coast FM's DJ For A Day Competition is looking for you!

How it works
  1. We are asking people to call the Audition line, which is open until 24th October 2010 and leave a 30 second audition.
  2. Then the Judges will select 20 contestants who will advance to the semi-finals. The 20 remaining contestants will then do a face-to-face audition in East Coast FM’s studios in Bray, County Wicklow.

  3. 5 contestants will be selected to go through to the finals. There will be a week-long promotional campaign by the finalists before the judges / public votes are counted and then on the 15th November the overall Winner will be announced.


Best of luck!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 21st October

Thursday 21st October
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The on-going fight to save Wicklow Hopsital was just one of the topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard details from last nights multiple meetings from Campaigner Mandy Delahunt. We also heard from Deputy Andrew Doyle and local Cllr Tommy Cullen on this on-going story.

On today’s show we returned to the Wayne Rooney story, Director of Aware, Dr Harry Barry gave advice on dealing with toxic stress and talk about his new book “Flagging the Stress” and Science Spin Joint Editor, Sean Duke joined us to discuss the great debate religion V’s Evolution. For more information see www.sciencespin.com

The Morning Show also featured a discussion about the need of pre-marriage courses. We heard comment from Fr Arthur O’ Neill, Cabinteely about the church’s decision to tighten rules on this and Stephen Cummins, director of marriage education, Accord explained the purpose and content of pre-marital courses.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 20th October

Wednesday 20th October
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


Wayne Rooney’s decision to leave Manchester United was just one of the topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard reaction from Wicklow Manchester United supporters’ club spokesperson Tony Dunne and East Coast FM broadcasters Joe Harrington and Rob G also gave their thoughts.

On today’s show we also heard the latest details from the on-going fight to save Wicklow Hopsital from campaigner Mandy Delahunt, we discuss the impact the proposed EU changes to maternity leave could have on Irish business, and showbiz journalist Paul Martin joined us in studio to talk about his book about Stephen Gately.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 19th October

Tuesday 19th October
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The state of the nation’s finances was just one of the topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on our growing debt from Labour spokesperson on Finance, Joan Burton. We also discussed the country’s economic issues with local councillors Pat Casey and Barry Nevin.

On today’s show we also heard details on why the Rebecca French murder trial collapsed from journalist Abigail Rieley, we got further comment on the future of Wicklow Hopsital from Independent Deputy Joe Behan, Sharon Corr dropped in to perform live and chat about her new album and we caught up with Mark from Westlife about their upcoming tour


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Monday, October 18, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 18th October

Monday 18th October
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The on-going story of Wicklow Hospitals closure was just one of the topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard an update and details from Saturdays rally Save Wicklow Hospital Campaigner Mandy Delahunt. We also heard from local councillor Conal Kavanagh.

On today’s show we also heard if alcohol is too cheap from Irish Times pricewatcher Conor Pope, Senator Shane Ross and Sunday Independent Deputy Editor Nick Webb joined us in studio to talk about their new book “Wasters” and Mediator and conflict coach Fiona Mc Auslen gave us advice on dealing with family conflict. Fiona will be dealing with issues surrounding separation between 11am & midday on the Morning Show Monday November 1st, Wednesday 3rd and Monday 8th.

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