Donegal team to play Kerry in all Ireland final announced

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Fó-chumann
1
Pól Ó Durcáin
Paul Durcan
Na Ceithre Máistir
2
Éamonn Mac Aoidh
Éamonn Mc Gee
Gaoth Dobhair
3
Niall MacAoidh
Neil McGee
Gaoth Dobhair
4
Pádraig MacCraith
Paddy McGrath
Ard an Ratha
5
Antoin Mac Thomáis
Anthony Thompson
Naomh Conaill
6
Carl de Lása
Karl Lacey
Na Ceithre Máistir
7
Proinsias MacFhloinn
Frank McGlynn
Gleann Fhinne
8
Niall Ó Gallachóir
Neil Gallagher
Gleann Súilí
9
Odhrán Mac Niallais
Odhrán Mac Niallais
Gaoth Dobhair
10
Criostóir Ó Tuathaigh
Christy Toye
Naomh Mícheál
11
Leo Mac Giolla Uain
Leo McLoone
Naomh Conaill
12
Ryan MacAodha
Ryan McHugh
Cill Chartha
13
Pádraig MacBreartaigh
Patrick McBrearty
Cill Chartha
14
Mícheál Ó Murchú ©
Michael Murphy ©
Gleann Súilí
15
Colm Antóin Mac Pháidín
Colm Anthony McFadden
Naomh Mícheál
16
Mícheál Ó Baoill
Michael Boyle
An Tearmann
17
Darach Ó Conchúir
Darach O’Connor
Bun Crannacha
18
Daithí Breathnach
David Walsh
Naomh Bríd
19
Déaglán Breathnach
Declan Walsh
Málainn
20
Diarmuid Ó Ludhóg
Dermot Molloy
Naomh Conaill
21
Aodh Mac Pháidín
Hugh McFadden
Na Cealla Beaga
22
Leon Thompson
Leon MacThomáis
Naomh Conaill
23
Lúcas Ó Cianaigh
Luke Keaney
Na Ceithre Máistir
24
Máirtín MacGiolla Chainnigh
Martin McElhinney
Naomh Micheál
25
Máirtín Ó Raghallaigh
Martin O’Reilly
Seán MacCumhaill
26
Ruairí Caomhánach
Rory Kavanagh
Naomh Adhamhnáin

Donegal minor team to play Kerry

1
Domhnall Mac Ruairí
Danny Rodgers
An Clochán Liath
2
Domhnall Mac Monagail
Danny Monagle
Carn Domhnach
3
Ciarán MacGiolla Easpaig
Ciarán Gillespie
Gaoth Dobhair
4
Colm Ó Ceallaigh
Colm Kelly
Aodh Ruadh BAS
5
Stíofán MacMenaman
Stephen McMenamin
Aodh Rua Killygordan
6
Antoin MacLeannacháin
Tony McCleneghan
Bun an Phobail
7
Cian Ó Maolagáin
Cian Mulligan
Gaoth Dobhair
8
Niall Ó hEaraile©
Niall Harley ©
Aodh Ruadh BAS
9
Caolán Mac Gonagail
Caolán McGonagle
Bun Crannacha
10
Stíofán Mac Breartaigh
Stephen McBrearty
Cill Chartha
11
Lorcán Ó Conchúir
Lorcán Connor
Na Dúnaibh
12
Micheál Ó Cearrbhaill
Micheál Carroll
Gaoth Dobhair
13
Jamie Ó Braonáin
Jamie Brennan
Bun Dobhráin
14
Seán Ó Cailín
John Campbell
Bun Crannacha
15
Niall Ó Frighil
Niall Friel
Gaoth Dobhair
16
Seán Daffan
Seán Daffan
Naomh Adhamhnáin
17
Ethan Ó Domhnaill
Ethan O’Donnell
Naomh Conaill
18
Conal Ó Baoill
Conal O’Boyle
Naomh Adhamhnáin
19
Christian Ó Cnáimhsí
Christian Bonner
Na Rossa
20
Gavin MacGiolla Bhríde
Gavin McBride
Gaoth Dobhair
21
Conchúr Ó Muireáin
Conor Morrison
Naomh Adhamhnáin
22
Aindriú MacGiolla Eáin
Andrew McClean
Cill Chartha
23
Conchúr Ó Dochartaigh
Conor Doherty
Cill Chartha
24
Seán Mac Daidhir
John McDyre
Na Rossa

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New US ambassador to Ireland

The US Senate has confirmed Irish-American solicitor Kevin O’Malley as the next US Ambassador to Ireland.
Ireland had been without a US Ambassador since December 2012.

Mr O’Malley had already been recommended by the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, but his nomination had to be voted on in the Senate chamber.
His nomination had passed through the Senate confirmation process much quicker than others.

Sex and the City star supporting Donegal GAA

Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker will be firmly supporting just one team in this year’s All-Ireland championship – in favour of Donegal.

she was responding to a Twitter user on the social media site who had told her to support Tir Chonaill in the upcoming clash against giants Kerry.

She posted: “There is no other team to support! X sj”

Oi oi you better be supporting Donegal come Sunday @SJP

— GiftWrappedKittyCat (@josyburke) September 18, 2014

@SJP you’ve made me a very happy gal!! HUP DONEGAL!!

— GiftWrappedKittyCat (@josyburke) September 18, 2014
Understandably happy with this show of support, @josyburke replied: “You’ve made me a very happy gal!! HUP DONEGAL!!”

SJP is a huge fan of Donegal already – she even bought her son a GAA jersey from a sports shop in Donegal Town.

The star and hubby Matthew Broderick own a house in Kilcar.

This year she made one bride’s wedding when she showed up at her reception at the five-star Lough Eske Castle Hotel.

Irish winner of euro lotto

Some person or syndicate has won €87m on the Euro Lotto tonight.

Euro lotto Irish winner will scoop €86.7m

You better believe it.

Final call for Stroke Awards Nominations – closing date extended!

The Irish Heart Foundation is seeking nominations by Friday, 26th September for its fifth national Stroke Awards taking place this December to celebrate life after stroke. Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, the Irish Heart Foundation’s Stroke Awards pay tribute to the courage and bravery of stroke survivors and their carers from all around the country.

Nominations can be made in any of the following categories: Young People’s Bravery Awards, Adult Bravery Awards, Carer’s Award and the Boehringer Ingelheim Stroke Champion Award. The public is encouraged to look within their communities for someone who has shown exceptional courage after surviving a stroke, or who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in caring for someone affected by stroke or in raising awareness of this condition. The closing date for nominations is now September 26th and we encourage everyone to start nominating today.

Visit www.stroke.ie for a nomination form or contact Emma Jane Morrissey on (01) 668 5001 or emorrissey@irishheart.ie

Dublin wins UEFA EURO 2020 bid

Bid partners, the Football Association of Ireland and Dublin City Council have welcomed the news that Dublin has been selected as one of the 13 cities that will host UEFA EURO 2020.

UEFA EURO 2020 is being staged across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition, creating a pan European festival of football that Ireland will now play a key part in delivering.

The event will see a renewal of the successful partnership model used to host the UEFA Europa League final in Dublin in 2011 where national and local Government support were also vital in delivering the event for Ireland.

The UEFA EUROs are one of the biggest sporting events in the world with a cumulative TV audience of 1.9 billion, behind only the FIFA World Cup and Summer Olympic Games in terms of global reach.

The hosting of three group games and one round of sixteen fixture in Dublin is expected to provide a significant boost to the economy, generating massive tourism exposure for Ireland before and after the games.

The strength of Dublin’s bid is founded on an excellent partnership between the Football Association of Ireland and Dublin City Council. Crucially, it benefited from full Government support coordinated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and was assisted by the sterling work of the bid partners, Aviva Stadium, the Dublin Airport Authority, the Irish Hotels Federation, CIE Group, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, the NTA, the NRA, the RPA and An Garda Síochána all of whom helped win the bid for Ireland.

Government should rule out water charges in light of new economic figures

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has welcomed the figures which show stronger than expected economic growth describing them as very impressive.

Deputy Doherty said the government should now make a commitment not to bring in water charges.

Speaking today he said;

“Today’s figures are very impressive and very welcome news.

“They provide further opportunity for the government to do the right thing.

“The Government should make the tax system fair, protect our public services and reverse the most brutal cuts they have introduced.

“A commitment should now be given that water charges will not be introduced.

“The government cannot talk of a neutral budget if it is planning to charge people hundreds of euro on another austerity tax.”

Common sense agreement vital for Hill Farmers

The agreement reached between the Department of Agriculture and the Hill Farmers Action Group concerning access to the new GLAS scheme has been warmly welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.

She said:- “The Hill Farmers Action Group has secured a vital agreement for which they deserve every praise and the appreciation of all farmers who had been faced with the prospect of virtual exclusion from the vitally important GLAS scheme.

“The Teagasc Report published this week indicated that the largest number of economically vulnerable farms are in the Border region and the West of Ireland with 43% of all border area farms deemed vulnerable compared with 19% in the South West. It is obvious therefore that without schemes like GLAS hill farms would face extinction in the years ahead.

“The agreement reached this week will significantly help a large number of these farms to survive and the Hill Farmers Action Group can be very proud of what they have accomplished for many vulnerable farm enterprises.

“I had organised a meeting on the issue for next week with the Head of Rural Development in the European Commission and the senior officer responsible for the Irish desk but had always stressed to the Hill Farmers that the best solution would be achieved at home. I warmly welcome this agreement and the fact that common sense has prevailed is a tribute to all concerned.