Now in its 9th year the event has gone from strength to strength and has once again attracted a top class field from both at home and abroad.Among those taking to the start-line over the August Bank Holiday weekend will be Irish National Champion Damian Shaw.The Mullingar man says the Suir Valley has a key slot on the Irish racing calendar with a quality riders and a variety of stages at a time when the season is generally quiet.
The UK Open Runner-up takes on either Holland’s Jerry Hendriks or New Zealander Warren Parry at London’s Alexandra Palace.Former Lakeside winner Steve Beaton also takes on South Africa’s top player, Devon Petersen.The next Irish interest sees Derry’s Daryl Gurney in action on Sunday.
Barcelona have appointed Argentine Gerardo Martino as their new coach after he agreed a two-year contract.The 50-year-old former Paraguay coach replaces Tito Vilanova, who stepped down as Barcelona manager to continue his treatment for cancer.Martino was most recently in charge of Newell’s Old Boys, who he led to the Argentine Clausura title last season.He becomes the fourth Argentine to manage Barca after Helenio Herrera, Roque Olsen and Cesar Luis Menotti.The Barcelona post is Martino’s first job outside of South America since a six-month spell playing for Tenerife in 1991. A number of coaches had been linked to the vacant position, including former Barcelona B boss Luis Enrique, Tottenham’s Andre Villas-Boas, Swansea’s Michael Laudrup and Guus Hiddink, who quit as coach Anzhi Makhachkala on Monday. However, the Catalan club have ignored more high-profile candidates in favour of Martino who is considered to have a similar style to former Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelo Bielsa,Martino was a key player for in the Newell’s Old Boys side that Bielsa managed in the early 1990s and both hail from the Argentine city of Rosario.Barcelona captain Carles Puyol says Martino’s managerial style will fit in with the playing philosophy at the Nou Camp.“We know about his career, he is a very good coach,” Puyol said before Martino’s appointment was confirmed.“He likes Barcelona’s playing style. I think all the names mentioned are capable of coaching this team. “We have a certain way of playing; a philosophy. The coach that comes in will follow that line and I’m sure that Zubi (sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta) and the directors want a coach that can adapt to our characteristics.”
Scoil Cholmcille, better known locally as Cloughfin National School, is set to show its Christmas show today – live online.The two teacher school situated near Ballindrait has 32 pupils.But family and friends who can’t make the show in person won’t miss out. A livestream will be available on the school’s website.The Junior Room school play is live at 10.30 a.m. and Senior Room play is on at 11.20 a.m. approx.Read more: http://www.cloughfinns.com/christmas-plays/Principal Fiona Farry said: “It’s certainly a first for us. It’s for family and friends who might not be able to make it. “Everything is in place – and fingers crossed it will all go to plan.”watch here: http://www.cloughfinns.com/about-us/ FORWARD-THINKING SCHOOL TO LIVESTREAM CHRISTMAS SHOW ONLINE was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLFORWARD-THINKING SCHOOL TO LIVESTREAM CHRISTMAS SHOW ONLINE