Friday, April 8, 2011

Seagulls Soar to Victory in Tallaght

Danny O'Connor proved Bray Wanderers' hero as his sublime sixth minute strike helped the Wicklow men register a deserved 1-0 victory over title holders Shamrock Rovers in their Airtricity League Premier Division clash at Tallaght Stadium.

The league leaders looked bright in the opening exchanges and should have broken the deadlock as early as the fifth minute but top scorer Gary Twigg shot wide from eight yards after excellent approach play from Gary McCabe and Pat Sullivan down the right-wing.

Bray took advantage of this let-off and took the lead a minute later after an intricate passing move involving Gary Dempsey and David Webster which culminated in a precise rising shot by O'Connor which flew past a flat-footed Alan Mannus from 20 yards.Dempsey and O'Connor were pulling the strings with great effect for the visitors and after another free-flowing move, Conor Murphy spurned a golden opportunity to double their lead midway through the half as his curled attempt from the edge of the penalty area was too close to Manus, who gathered easily.

Rovers suffered a further blow in the 37th minute when Twigg suffered a hamstring complaint and was replaced by Gary O'Neill, with a long-range Ronan Finn shot which cleared the crossbar the extent of their attacking ambitions as Bray entered the break with a deserved lead.

The second-half continued in a similar vein with Rovers enjoying the bulk of possession but struggling to create any chances of note with manager Michael O'Neill attempting to address this situation with the introduction of Karl Sheppard on 58 minutes.

The substitution failed to have the desired effect as Bray looked far more threatening and both Murphy and Chris Shields could have added a second a minute either side of the hour mark following lightning counter-attacks.

There was a surprising lack of urgency about Rovers' attempts to drag themselves back into contention and the closest they came to drawing level was a 79th minute header from substitute Dean Kelly which drifted wide of the far post.

There were a few minor scares for the visitors in the remaining ten minutes but they defended with great conviction and claimed the precious three points on offer with a large degree of comfort to copper-fasten their mid-table position.

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan Friday 8th April

Friday 8th April
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


East Coast FM’s Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning in aid of the Cancer Support Services in County Wicklow and the Wicklow Hospice Foundation took place today Friday 8th April between 10am – midday in conjuction with the Morning Show

Thousands of Wicklow people joined us today in ten venues all over the Garden County to raise funds for this fantastic cause for free tea, coffee, refreshments and entertainment.

Declan checked in with all ten venues around the county talking to East Coast FM reporters and caught up with all celebrities who lent their support by appearing and performing at various venues including Bagatelle, The Dublin Gospel Choir, Luan Parle, The High Kings, Eleanor Mc Evoy, The Shoos, Lesley Dowdall, Anne Harrington and Mahoney, best selling authors Cathy Kelly, Emma Hannigan and Christy Kinealy, Former International rugby player Shane Byrne, award winning celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio and TV personality and model Amanda Brunker

We have already raised €27,500 and the money is still coming in, if you want to donate to help the 5 cancer support centres in County Wicklow and the Wicklow Hospice Foundation you can still do so on-line at www.eastcoast.fm/coffee

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Morning Show, Thursday 7th April

Thursday 7th April
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The mortgage interest rates hike facing home owners was just one of the topics we covered on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on this Money Doctor John Lowe and Aoife Walsh, Respond Housing Charity.

We also heard comment from Suicide or Survive founder, Caroline Mc Guigan on the decision to discuss suicide and mental health illness in Dail Eireann, we returned to controversial Gardai tape story with Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, CEO, Ellen O’ Malley and holiday Doctor Joe Supple gave us value travel tips.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 6th April

Wednesday 6th April
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The impact the excessive rates on have business was just one of the topics we covered on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on this from Wicklow County Council Chariman Tom Fortune, Independent Cllr and local businessman Eugen Finnegan and Wicklow FG Deputy Billy Timmins. Gerry Mellet, President Irish Vitners Federation of Ireland and John Conran, from lobby group Wexford employers for affordable rates spoke to us about the difficulties they are facing because of excessive rates. Lorraine Killick CEO Arklow and district Chamber of commerce

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 5th April

Tuesday 5th April
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The possible threat against the future completion of the N11 was just one of the topics we covered on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on the issues facing public private partnership initiaves due to Government debt from FG Deputy Andrew Doyle.

On Today’s Morning Show we also discussed the growing problem of child obesity with obesity expert Dr Donal O’ Shea, Easy Health and Living Editor, Emma Parkin told us “sneaky” ways to eat healthily and Daft.ie economist Ronan Lyons talked to us about the latest house price report.
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IMOGEN HEAP- BRILLIANT.

THIS REALLY MADE ME LAUGH!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 4th April

Monday 4th April
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The tragic death of young PSNI officer Ronan Kerr was just one of the topics we covered on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on this from Northern Ireland Journalist Eamonn Mc Dermott and Omagh town SDLP Councillor Josephine Deehan.

On Today’s Morning Show we also discussed the rights of grandparents with Wicklow family law solicitor Jennifer Ward and Eamonn Timmons, Age Action Ireland, Irish Times Pricewatcher Conor Pope told us how you can save 20% on your mortgage and we returned to our discussion about the traffic lights in Wicklow with a number of concerned residents, local business people and Councillor Irene Winters.

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