‘Widows’ Paradise’ to be first play in Cross Hall for 30 years

first_imgTICKETS are selling fast for the hilarious play ‘Widows’ Paradise’ which will be staged in the Cross Hall, Killygordon on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of November.This three-act comedy by Sam Cree features a cast entirely made up of locals, most of whom are new to the stage and all proceeds will go towards the Christmas lights for the Cross.Priced at €10/€8, tickets can be purchased at the parochial hall on 20th, 24th, 25th, 31st of October and 1st of November between 6 and 7 pm each night. Tickets are also available in all shops, bars and cafe in the village. Almost 30 years since the last play in the area, this farcical comedy is set in the 70s and the action takes place in a seaside caravan with five ladies embarking on a strictly Women Only holiday.All goes well until a case of ‘mistaken caravan’ puts five males into the mix – can the widowers cope with the male invasion or will all hell break loose? Directed by Kathleen Browne and Paddy Mc Menamin, both from Ballybofey, this is certainly a show not to be missed.The cast is Dean Gillespie (Harry), Majella Sweeney (Ruby), Olivia Kelly (Lucy), Jessica Kelly (Sylvia), Jacinta McCarron (Vanessa), Eloise Gillespie (Rachael), Maurice O’Donnell (Ernie), John Kelly, Dromore (John), Troy Devaney (Wilfred) and Aidan Mullan (Alan).‘Widows’ Paradise’ to be first play in Cross Hall for 30 years was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Cross Halldonegallast_img read more

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

first_imgAdvertisementPhotos – The Lindsey Vonn StoryLindsey Caroline Vonn (born October 18, 1984) is an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team.She has won four World Cup overall championships—one of only two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll—with three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010, plus another in 2012. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman. She has also won a record 8 World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline (2008–2013, 2015, 2016), 5 titles in super-G(2009–2012, 2015), and 3 consecutive titles in the combined (2010–2012).In 2016, she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title, an all-time record among men or women, passing Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden, who won 19 globes from 1975 to 1984.She has the second highest super ranking of all skiers, men or women.Vonn is one of 6 women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing—downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and super combined—and has won 82 World Cup races in her career through February 3, 2018.Her 82 World Cup victories are an all-time women’s record, passing Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria who had held the record since the 1970s, and only Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden with 86 World Cup victories has more.With her Olympic gold and bronze medals, 2 World Championship gold medals in 2009 (plus three silver medals in 2007 and 2011), and 4 overall World Cup titles, Vonn is the most successful American ski racer and is considered one of the greatest ever.In 2010, Vonn received the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award and was the United States Olympic Committee’s sportswoman of the year.Various injuries have caused Vonn to miss parts of several seasons, including almost all of the 2014 season and most of the 2013 season.While recovering from injury, she worked as a correspondent for NBC News covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.Image Courtesy- Lindsey Vonn ( Instagram) Advertisementlast_img read more

The best players from the weekend in Ligue 1

first_imgThere could be little doubt about the most eye-catching 45 minutes in Ligue 1 this week. Marseille might have disappointed in the first half of their clash against Guingamp, but their response in the second period was superb and they ended up running out 4-0 winners, with all the goals arriving in the second half.It was World Cup winner Florian Thauvin who was the inspiration behind the victory. He headed the opening goal cleverly and then added the third in stunning style. As OM broke swiftly, he pulled down a long diagonal pass from Kevin Strootman perfectly, beat a defender then curled a fine shot into the corner of the net. It was a goal worthy of any stage and typifies what the winger has been bringing to Marseille consistently for over a year now.Such was the quality of Thauvin’s display, it is little wonder that he led the Opta Index, which measures the performance of all the players in Ligue 1, for the weekend, scoring a massive 97.3. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Not far behind him was team-mate Dimitri Payet, who might not have had quite the telling contribution of his colleague but certainly turned in a fine display. Indeed, the former West Ham star might just have pipped Thauvin for goal of the game, having sent a stunning side-foot volley into the net from a testing angle. At that point, Marseille led only 1-0 and the game was still very much live. Payet, though, killed it off with his brilliance.Ligue 1 Performance Index trio 17092018Tied with Payet on a score of 96.8 for the weekend was Bordeaux attacker Samuel Kalu, who got his first goal for his new club. It was a pretty special effort, too, as he gathered the ball a good distance from goal before his direct run ended with a smart shot in off the post from the edge of the area.Bordeaux’s 3-3 draw was Nimes was a game full of spectacular attacking play, as reflected by the presence of Jimmy Briand in the top 10, as well as the visiting side’s Umut Bozok.Rounding out the top five is centre forward Stephane Bahoken, who netted for Angers in a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Dijon. He finished just ahead of team-mate Flavien Tait, whose overall contribution was also impressive.Nicolas Pepe, meanwhile, might have scored a hat-trick for Lille in a 3-2 win over Amiens, but it was sufficient only to take seventh on the ranking this week, albeit two of the winger’s goals came from the penalty spot. Amines’ Rafal Kurzawa got one back after coming off the bench and playing a one-two with debutant Ganso, and he sneaks into the top 10 in ninth.Ligue 1 Performance Index 17092018It is Paris Saint-Germain, however, who continue to set the standard. Although they were without a player at the sharp end of the ranking, they did have Julian Draxler prove his worth in coming eighth. Often used as a substitute, the attacking midfielder scored a brilliant goal in a thumping 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Friday, which sets Thomas Tuchel’s side up nicely for a European date with Liverpool.After a thrilling weekend of attacking football, more may be in store next weekend, when the highlights include PSG’s trip to Rennes and Lyon’s meeting with Marseille.last_img read more