One evening a couple of years back, Christy Dixon was listening to Clare FM from his home in Dublin when Joan Hanrahan played a slow-air track, ‘An Fhuinseogigín Rua’, on her show The West Wind. Dixon had learned the song going to school in Mullagh in west Clare but the memory was even more poignant because it reminded him of his time playing music with the famed Willie Clancy.
A documentary produced by an Irish independent local radio station has beaten off competition from major national broadcasters to win gold at the at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.
On the road up to Ennis on Saturday evening, Clive Tyldesley was being interviewed on the radio about his recollections of his 1999 Champions League final commentary on ITV, and specifically about those final, frantic minutes when Manchester United went from 1-0 down in injury-time to somehow turn the tables and beat Bayern Munich 2-1.
On Monday evening just past, probably after a few of them would have seen footage of a brawl below in Kerry on their Twitter feed on their way out the door, the 2018 Clare senior county hurling champions Ballyea returned to the Local Inn, where for the second consecutive night they were welcomed by a special constituency of people.
Former All Star Brendan Bugler will be high in the Cusack Park stand for Clare’s clash with neighbours Limerick tomorrow afternoon. Yes, he’s jealous of the new round-robin format and the home and away system but, for the most part, the Whitegate man is happy to be returning to his club roots, writes
Gardaí investigating the fatal stabbing which occurred at Marion Estate, Kilkee, Co Clare at approximately 1.15am on Sunday morning have charged one man, aged 21, in relation to the incident and he will appear before Ennis District Court, tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.
A HSE-run facility for older people which is at the centre of court proceedings “appeared institutional and hospital-like”, with some residents spending large parts of the day in bed and eating meals at their bedside, according to a report by health watchdog Hiqa.
It was shortly before midday yesterday when Eoghan Donnellan received the news he’d been waiting for. He was free to leave the National Spinal injuries unit at Dublin’s Mater Hospital – and thankfully able to walk out.
Clare hurlers were united in deciding it was time for a change after five years of Davy Fitzgerald’s management, vice-captain Cian Dillon confirmed yesterday, but he insists it was ultimately Fitzgerald’s own decision to step down from the role.