Saturday, November 6, 2010

DJ For A Day Finalists Announced...

A big congrats to our five finalists who got the call during the week.

The finalists are:
Emma NĂ­ Riain, Emily Sheerin, Ross McGovern, Suzie Houlian, Niamh Wade

Denzil Lacey,
Digital Media Manager,
East Coast FM

Bray escape From Gortakeegan with a draw


It ended with honours even in the first leg Airtricity League Premier Division promotion/relegation play-off at Gortakeegan.

But Bray's goalkeeper Matt Gregg will miss Monday's second leg at the Carlisle Grounds after an 89th minute sending off.

The former Bohs, UCD and Dundalk stopper was dismissed for taking down Monaghan sub Daragh Hanaphy just outside the box.

United bossed the first half but failed to capitalise. After on-loan Derby County player Graham Kelly flashed a shot narrowly
over the cross-bar as early as the fourth minute, the Ulster border
side were up in arms just 90 seconds later.

From a long ball over the top, Philip Hughes chased down along with the covering Danny O'Connor. Matt Gregg raced off his with the ball rebounding off Hughes. As the ball ran clear and the goal open, the striker appeared to go down under pressure from the Wanderers keeper.

But instead of awarding a penalty or a free for a dive, referee Damien Hancock waved play. Hughes and Gregg were in the thick of the action again in the 11th minute.

From Karl Bermingham's flick on, Hughes tried his luck with an
audacious 50-yard effort. But Gregg scrambled back to to claw the ball out just yards from the goal-line.

United had another glorious chance in the 18th minute. Gabriel Sava's free was flicked on by Hughes. And Sean Brennan got between Danny O'Connor and Dane Massey only to flash his 16-yard half volley wide of the target.

Bray finally came to life in the 21st minute. Released by Shane O'Neill, Jake Kelly beat the offside. Blocked off by Gabriel Sava, the winger's shot was chested off the line by Paul Whelan at the near post.

But within moments at the other end, Grimes whipped in a left wing cross. It fell to Hughes who drilled wide back across the face of goal. The second half failed to live up to the hectic action in period



Picture Michael Tierney


Padraic

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 5th November

Friday 5th November
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The latest budget figures were just one of the topics we discussed on the Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard details from Money Doctor John Lowe and also got some rather worrying comments on the future of the country’s economy from Economics Professor Stephen Kinsealla, Stephen is the author of Ireland in 2050, How will we be Living.

On today’s show we also heard flood alerts and weather warnings for around the county this weekend from Met Eireann and local councillors, Money Watchdog John Diskin and Bloxhams, Chief Economist, Alan McQuaid spoke to us about the bond markets and we talked to Bray Wanderers spokesperson Jack O’ Neill ahead of the weekends match.

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Morning Show

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 4th November

Thursday 4th November
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The outstanding by-elections and yesterdays high court judgement in favour of Sinn Fein Senator Pearse Doherty was just one of the topics we discussed on the Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard from Senator Doherty and also heard comment from local Councillors John Brady, Pat Casey and Simon Harris.

On today’s show we also checked if there were any unknown side effects from taking nurofen plus with local GP Dr Ernan Gallagher, we discussed yesterdays student protest against increases to college fees with local councillor James O’ Sullivan and local student Graham Butler and author Barry Cummins joined us in studio to talk about his latest book “Without a Trace”

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Morning Show

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DJ For A Day: Decisions have been made...

East Coast FM's DJ For A Day Competition rolls on, and decisions have been made by the judges as to who is going home and who remains...

The 12 contestants have spent the last few weeks auditioning, recording and posing for cameras and East Coast FM TV as they hope to present the all new Lunch-Time show with East Coast FM's Ryan O'Neill...

Tomorrow, all contestants will be informed as to whether they have got through or not...
Watch this space, and find out who got through!

Best of luck

Denzil Lacey,
Digital Media Manager,
East Coast FM

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 3rd November

Wednesday 3rd November
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The future of Dail Eireann now that another seat had been vacated was just one of the topics we discussed on the Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard opinion on this and speculation on what the outcome of a high court case to force the By-elections may mean for the current Government from Pat Leahy, Political Editor, Sunday Business Post and author of Showtime, the Inside Story of Fianna Fail in Power.

On today’s show we discussed the reasons behind the common fear of dentists and the recent change in PRSI dental entitlements with Value Dental dentist James Turner, East Coast Physio, Avril Barrett joined us in studio to explain how lack of deportment, incorrect posture and footwear can contribute to back pain and Mediator and conflict coach Fiona McAuslen rejoined us to continue her series of advice on dealing with issues of separation. Fiona will return to the Morning Show on Monday
8th November to discuss managing with children during a separation.

The Morning Show also featured a discussion about alcohol. Local Psychotherapist and addiction counsellor Donal Kiernan joined us in studio to comment on Irish drinking habits and the need to pay heed to a recent study which shows alcohol to be more harmful then heroin and crack cocaine. We also spoke to Drinks Industry Group of Ireland Chairman, Kieran Tobin about the industry’s call on the Government urging a tax cut on alcohol. For help with addiction issues, Donal can be contacted at www.alltrustcentre.ie or on 01 204 2660.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Galway beat poor Bray

Karl Sheppard struck the only goal of a thrilling Terryland Park game as Galway United preserved their top flight status.

It proved to be a thrilling contest in the west as Galway ruled vast chunks of the contest with Republic of Ireland under-21 international Seamus Conneely the star performer.

Galway, who made 10 changes from the side that had drawn with Drogehda United at Hunky Dorys Park, were keen to involve the returning Stephen O'Donnell at every opportunity.

But Bray were determined early on moving the ball forward quickly and they carved a decent third minute chance.

Dane Massey's deep cross found Gary Shaw, but the imposing striker was unable to direct a header on target from 12 yards.

As the half evolved Galway became more confident and composed as Conneely provided the midfield industry.

The Tribesmen's passion was rewarded in the 16th minute when Karl Sheppard swept home an opportunistic goal.

Derek O'Brien's head connected with a Jamie McKenzie cross and though Matt Gregg saved Sheppard netted from the rebound.

The remainder of the first half was well controlled by Conneely, who supplied the midfield guile as Galway went in ahead at the interval.

Galway created chances after the restart too and a mazy O'Brien dribble nearly ended with a goal, but the busy wide man shot wide.

Then a sweeping Galway move involving substitute Tom King and O'Donnell saw the ball switched to O'Brien, who blazed over.

In the closing stages Bray's Adam Mitchell was sent off on 82 for a foul on Sheppard while O'Brien also saw red in stoppage time for kicking the ball away.

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 2nd November

Tuesday 2nd November
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The news of HSE voluntary redundancies and early retirement and suggested cuts education were just some of the topics we discussed on the Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard reaction from Health SIPTU spokesperson Paul Bell. We also got comment from Deputies Liz McManus and Joe Behan.

On today’s show we also heard what you should know about your spouse’s finances from Finance Expert, Liam Croke, Parenting Coach Marian Byrne joined us to give advice on sleep problems, patterns and sleepovers and Political Correspondent Padraig Gallagher gave us details on Dr Jim Mc Daid’s resignation from Dail Eireann,


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Monday, November 1, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 1st November

Monday 1st November
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The leaked plan for budget cuts was just one of the topics we discussed on the Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment from Irish Daily Mail reporter Senan Moloney. We also got reaction to the threat against education funding from USI President Gary Redmond.

On today’s show we also heard about the playstation phone and the end of limewire from technological consultant, Damien Mulley, we heard a review of the weekend sports and conflict coach and mediator Fiona McAuslen joined us in studio to give advice on dealing with separation, Fiona will be returning to the Morning Show with more information on this issue on Wednesday 3rd November and Monday 8th November.
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Claire Darmody,
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Morning Show