Friday, May 13, 2011

Murphy Brace seals Seagulls win

Conor Murphy marked his call-up to the Irish U19 squad with a 90th minute winner as Bray got back to winning ways.

Just as it seemed the spoils would have to be shared at the Carlisle Grounds after Ger Barron's heroic's for UCD, Daire Doyle robbed Paul Corry of the ball in midfield and released Murphy to side foot low past Barron from 12-yards to send the Wicklow outfit back up to fifth in the Premier Division table.

Barron had impressed with two saves with his knees to prevent Jake Kelly and Murphy for scoring in two separate chances in the 81st minute.Then the strike pair combined to set up skipper Gary Dempsey in the 86th minute for the custodian to make another kicked save. Wanderers had gone in front after just eight minutes.

A ball intended for Darren Meehan was cut-out by Dane Massey who sent Kelly clear along the left flank. The winger slipped a pass on for Massey who carried on his run to the end-line and sent in a low centre across the face of goal.

The covering Sean Russell then got tangled up at the back post where Murphy tapped in his fifth goal of the season. Wanderers almost doubled that lead in the 16th minute. Dempsey's deep corner was met at the back stick by Danny O'Connor who headed just over.

But the Student's drew level in the 20th minute. Russell sent over a handing cross from the left channel. And Dean Marshall was sandwiched between Dempsey and Massey's challenge which saw referee Paul Tuite point to the spot.

Marshall converted the penalty but only after Matt Gregg got a strong hand to the ball but couldn't prevent it crossing the line. And the 'Student's nearly went ahead four minutes later. Samir Belhout pounced on Gregg's mistake. Adam Mitchell made a vital goal-line block with the forward curling the follow-up wide.

They went close again in the 39th minute. Graham Rusk's run from his own half left four opponents in his wake only to shoot just off target from the edge of the box.

Then on the stroke of half time, Darren Meehan evaded Massey only for Gregg to make a good block off Belhout's close range effort. Kelly wasted the opportunity to restore Bray's advantage in the 51st minute by slicing wide from ten-yards after Shane O'Connor long throw reached him.

The Wicklow side searched for a winner with Kelly turning well into the box only to be denied by Ger Barron's push out save in the 72nd minute. Seconds later, the unmarked Dempsey headed wide just six-yards when connecting with Shane O'Connor's cross from the right.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 12th May

Thursday 12th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


Reaction to comments from Edward Honohan’s about the banks “hounding borrowers to suicide” was just one of our topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on the statements from Director of Aware, Dr Harry Barry and Karl Deeter, Irish Mortgage Brokers Association.

On Today’s Morning Show we also heard why the future of bees is not as dismal as predicted and why Irish honey lasts the longest from Philip Mc Cabe, PRO Federation of Irish Bee Keeping, Health and Fitness consultant Helen Walsh explained the importance of keeping an eye on your waist size and Author and NLP Practioner Padraig Lawlor dropped in to talk about his book “Make it Happen, a success guide for teenagers” For more information see www.makeithappenhub.com.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 11th May

Wednesday 11th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


Details from yesterday’s jobs initiative announcement was just one of our topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on this from ISME Chief Executive Mark Fielding and Wicklow Chamber of Commerce, President, Denis Fielding. We also spoke to Pat Casey, Glendalough Hotel, Frank Downes, The Beach House, Bray and Teresa Philpott, Kudos Hair Salon about how the reduction in VAT may help their businesses. Money Doctor John Lowe and Financial Consultant Donal O’ Sullivan explained how the jobs initiative will affect private pensions and USI President Gary Redmond gave us his view on the new intern programme included in the plan.

On Today’s Morning Show we also discussed the myths and screening of cervical cancer with Dr Sharon Moss, we heard chat and live music from the High Kings following the release of their new album and we returned to our discussion about planning issues in the County.

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Bray suffer another defeat

Eoin Doyle scored a superb hat-trick as Sligo Rovers jumped to third in the Airtricity League Premier Division with a 3-1 defeat of Bray.

Doyle opened the scoring on 13 minutes at the Showgrounds by punishing Matt Gregg's spill.

A mix-up in the Rovers defence enabled Conor Murphy to level matters before the break, but Doyle fired home from close range on 59 and 68 minutes - with Alan Kirby and John Dillon the providers - to secure a deserved win for the hosts.Rovers made six changes to the team beaten by Shamrock Rovers on Friday, with cup final hero Ciaran Kelly handed a start in goal and Alan Kirby, John Russell, Aaron Greene, Daryl Horgan and Gavin Peers all given starts.

Russell and Horgan were involved in the game's first chance, combining to send lone striker Eoin Doyle free down the right, and his low ball across the face of goal came to Greene at the back post, but his effort clipped the crossbar and went over.

But Doyle got his fourth goal in three home games with the next chance, lifting the ball to the net after Matt Gregg had dropped Alan Kirby's delivery at the feet of the grateful striker.

Bray made four changes of their own for this game, and were forced into a substitution after just 21 minutes, when David Webster picked up a leg injury.

Bray reorganised with Shane O'Connor going to right-full-back, and former Sligo player Joe Kendrick switching to centre-back, but the visitors were able to introduce the talented Jake Kelly from the bench.

But Rovers had the next chance as they dominated the early stages, with Horgan trying his luck from a cheeky chip after Kendrick's clearance fell invitingly.

In fact Bray hadn't a real chance of note until they equalised on 31 minutes, following another defensive mix-up.

This time it was Jason McGuinness and Ciaran Kelly that got their wires crossed, with the defender's unconvincing header falling for Conor Murphy to slot past the keeper.

Rovers had a chance to retake the lead when Richie Ryan was fouled at the edge of the area, but Aaron Greene's free-kick never threatened.

Doyle got through again four minutes later, but he screwed his snapshot narrowly wide of the post when the ball broke to him inside the area.

A rare Bray attack did force a corner before the break, but Dane Massey couldn't direct Gary Dempsey's delivery goalwards.

A decisive final ball was proving elusive for the hosts, but Iarfhlaith Davoren's cross did pick out Russell early in the second half, only for the midfielder's touch to let him down.

At the other end, Ciaran Kelly had to deal with a dangerous cross from Dean Zambra, before McGuinness almost redeemed himself with a fine header from Alan Keane's cross, but Gregg was well positioned.

But Doyle doubled his contribution just before the hour-mark, after some good work from Horgan and Keane released Alan Kirby in the area, and he clipped the ball into Doyle to fire home.

Rovers introduced Joseph Ndo and John Dillon after this, and the latter set up the third for Doyle, who again showed good predatory instincts to fire the ball home from just inside the box.

Doyle came off to a standing ovation on 82 minutes, as Rovers wrapped up a convincing win.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 10th May

Tuesday 10th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


Speculation ahead of today’s jobs initiative announcement was just one of our topics on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on this from ISME Chief Executive Mark Fielding. We also got thoughts from Patricia Shortt, Manager, Wicklow Trade Union Centre for the Unemployed and Wicklow Chamber of Commerce, President, Denis Fielding.

On Today’s Morning Show we also discussed Fine Gael’s U-turn on the privatisation of buses with Finnegans Buses, Eugene Finnegan and Coach Tourism and Transport Council, Chief Executive, Gerry Mullins, Author Joseph O’ Connor joined us in studio to talk about his latest novel Ghostlight being nominated for the One City, One Book Festival 2011 and Actor Pat Nolan dropped in to tell is about his character Barry’s latest controversial Fair City storyline.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 9th May

Monday 9th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


The plan for full broadband coverage in Ireland by end of 2012 was just one of the topics we covered on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on how this impacts the Garden County from Helen Dunne, policy and communications officer, Irish Rural Link and Deirdre Fox, Aughrim Business Association.

On Today’s Morning Show we also discussed the best mobile phone packages with Irish Times Pricewatcher Conor Pope, Anita Davis, Greenane farm museum and maze and Fiona Crowe, Highdell Organic Farm joined us to give advice on hen keeping and soap making and author Shirley Lannigan joined us to tell us which of the 100 best gardens in Ireland are in County Wicklow.

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Judas Video

For all the Lady Gaga fans - here is the brand new "Judas" video!


The hype for her brand new album "Born This Way" (Out May 20th) is becoming apparent and also for her new single "The Edge Of Glory" which she is releasing tomorrow!


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