first_imgTOTTENHAM stars showed their support for under-fire Mauricio Pochettino by treating him to a slap-up meal at a posh Mayfair restaurant.Struggling Spurs players texted the Argentine boss asking him to meet them at Novikov – a favourite dining spot for millionaire Premier League footballers.8 Contract rebel Christian Eriksen was in attendanceCredit: BackGrid8 Tottenham stars invited boss Mauricio Pochettino out for a plush mealCredit: BackGridPoch’s future and morale among the squad has been heavily called into question this season following a worrying drop in form.Last weekend’s draw at home to Watford left them 13 points adrift of Liverpool after just nine matches.But they bounced back with a bang in the Champions League by thrashing Red Star 5-0 on Tuesday.And any talk of the players’ commitment to their manager was quashed as they gathered together for a team bonding meal.Star players Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, contract rebel Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela were all in attendance.Last week, Poch revealed: “When you receive a text from the players inviting you and the coaching staff for a dinner one of two things can happen.“It is either because they want to say goodbye or because they feel that they love you and want to show that they are with you.“And I think it’s the second.“If they were going to say goodbye to me, they would do it here – not at a dinner.”Dele Alli also echoed the manager’s claims by insisting the players are “1,000 per cent” behind the boss.Asked whether the players are still behind their gaffer, Dele said: “Yeah, 1,000 per cent.”A lot of us would not be where we are now if it was not for him. All we can do is thank him.8most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“We have always trusted him 100 per cent and we are going to keep doing that. We are a team.”When things are not going our way it is easy for people to try and get at the manager but we need to look at ourselves as players.”We’re doing that and we are going to keep working hard.”8 Captain Harry Kane is trying to spearhead Tottenham’s revivalCredit: BackGrid8 Playmaker Dele Alli insists the players are behind the managerCredit: Splash News8 Son turned up wearing a fancy full-length jacketCredit: BackGrid8 Serge Aurier has struggled to impress the manager this seasonCredit: BackGrid8 Erik Lamela has been handed plenty of game time this seasonCredit: BackGridRed Star Belgrade fans make it into the Tottenham Hotspur stadium despite being banned by UEFA for racist chantinglast_img read more

first_imgVolunteers working on the stage for next week’s Lennon FestivalTHERE’S just a few days left to the Lennon Festival kicks off.And work has started on the stage in Ramelton which will be at the centre of the week-long annual festival.Volunteers spent Tuesday evening making sure the stage was perfectly level using some old-fashioned spirit levels….bottles of beer! The festival proper begins on Friday, July 12 and continues until Monday, July 15.But there will be loads of events from next Wednesday, including a raft race and a children’s crab-fishing competition. RAMELTON VOLUNTEERS TAKE CENTRE STAGE WITH SOME OLD-FASHIONED SPIRIT LEVELS was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:RAMELTON VOLUNTEERS TAKE CENTRE STAGE WITH SOME OLD-FASHIONED SPIRIT LEVELSlast_img read more

first_imgA packed hall for the election campaign launch by Grace Boyle on Saturday night. Photo Brian Mc Daid/CristephGrace Boyle has officially staked her claim to a seat on Donegal County Council – and declared she wants to be in local politics for the long haul. A large crowd of family, friends and supporters congregated at the Town Hall in Ramelton for the official launch of her campaign to contest for a seat in the Milford – Letterkenny area in the local elections on the 23rd of May. Proceedings were chaired by Fine Gael’s Joe Mc Hugh TD. Cllr Noel McBride and Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh were also in attendance to wish Grace well on her campaign journey.Grace Boyle with her husband James at the Town Hall in Ramelton on Saturday night as grace launched her election campaign for the forthcoming Donegal Co. Council elections. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephSidney Roulston of the Ramelton Fine Gael branch welcomed everyone to the “holy city” and he expressed the branch’s delight that a candidate of Grace’s calibre is standing in the local elections.A native of the Quay House in Ramelton, Grace was one of seven children born to Tudy (Hugh) and Kathleen McDaid. Grace addressed the crowd and recalled growing up in Ramelton.She recalled fond memories of playing soccer for Swilly Rovers, playing Tennis every summer “until it got dark”, the importance of the annual Ramelton Pantomime to the people of Ramelton and the Ramelton Festival every July, where she met her husband James in 1979. She paid tribute to the work of the local community in preserving the Town Hall, the Pantomime and with a special mention for her cousins Jean Winston and Paul McDaid for their sterling work down through the years.Grace remembered her Father, Tudy, who was a well known character in Ramelton and who would have been very proud to see her standing in the local elections. He was a very vocal and loyal supporter of Fine Gael and Paddy Harte. Grace recalled her father’s delight when he was invited to join Paddy Harte for a short journey in the Ministerial car, when Paddy was elected as a Minister for State. Grace was joined on the night by Paddy Harte’s son, Paddy, who himself played a large part in obtaining funding for the preservation of the Town Hall in Ramelton and who offered his support to her campaign.Grace was delighted to introduce her all-woman election team to the crowd. It is certainly a family affair, with her daughter, Letterkenny based Solicitor Sally Anne Sherry acting as her Campaign Manager and her niece, well known marketing guru Siobhán Barrett-Doherty acting as her PR manager.Oh no she won’t..Grace Boyle picks her pantomime picture out at the Town hall in Ramelton on Saturday night at the the launch of her election campaign for the forthcoming Donegal Co. Council, she is pictured with her niece Siobhan Barrett Doherty PR manager and her daughter Sally Anne Sherry Campaign Manager. Photo Brian Mc Daid/CristephSally Anne addressed the crowd with a touching tribute to her Mother. She said that she was delighted to be her Campaign Manager and that Grace is in this for the long haul for the people of Donegal.When the election takes place on 23rd May, the successful candidates will be taking up their positions for a 5 year term. Sally Anne emphasised the importance of voting for a candidate who will have the drive and energy to get things done for the people of Donegal throughout a 5 year term.She cited Grace’s long-term commitment to the boards of organizations such as the Donegal Hospice, the North West 10k and her high-profile position as the Treasurer of Donegal GAA, including during Donegal’s All-Ireland success in 2012. Joe Mc Hugh T.D. who launched Grace Boyle’s election campaign pictured with Cllr. Noel Mc Bride, and Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh at the town Hall in Ramelton on Saturday night. photo Brian McDaid/ CristephSally Anne highlighted the importance of ensuring that people are registered to vote and appealed to the crowd to ensure that people get out to vote on 23rd May and to have their say on the day.The launch was a great success and as the evening drew to a close, Grace expressed her thanks and gratitude to everyone for coming along and she is looking forward to seeing and talking with everyone in the coming months.For daily updates on Grace’s campaign progress follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook – Grace Boyle – Getting Things Done, Delivering for DonegalTwitter – @ggboyle Contact a member of the team on 087 3845538 or by Email to [email protected] final details are being put together on the election strategy and all her focus issues this week. The details will be released soon.GRACE BOYLE WANTS TO BE IN POLITICS FOR ‘THE LONG HAUL’ was last modified: March 9th, 2014 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:Donegal County CouncilelectionGrace BoyleRameltonlast_img read more