In a fitting tribute to GAA stalwart John Morrison, mourners have been asked to wear the colours of their club, county or team at his funeral. The Armagh man passed away suddenly on Tuesday at his home on Cathedral Road.John was renowned across Ireland for his work with the GAA as a former manager of Counties Mayo and Antrim and coach for Armagh, Derry, Donegal and Leitrim.A former school teacher who taughter in Portadown for a time, he was naturally gifted in passing on knowledge.John was a charismatic character who was affable and friendly, and had an easy going temperament.Armagh Harps, a club Morrison played for and managed, said they were “shocked and saddened this morning to learn of the sudden passing of John Morrison – a former player, manager, chairman and Hall of Fame inductee. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”A statement from Derry GAA read: “We are saddened to learn of the death of our former senior football coach, John Morrison.“An … [Read more...] about Call to wear club, county or team colours at funeral of John Morrison.
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With Saturday’s grand final looming, things are getting a bit tetchy behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing. Two of the remaining four couples have really felt the strain this week as the pressures build. I’m told that Giovanni Pernice and Faye Tozer have had a tricky week, and have been sniping behind each other’s back. And Ashley Roberts’ partner Pasha Kovalev has been making his feelings about her fledgling relationship with Giovanni known too. The clashes come as Ashley, Faye, Joe Sugg and Stacey Dooley prepare for their final performances on the BBC1 dance show. Stacey is the current favourite, with Joe closely behind — then there’s a big gap before ex-Steps singer Faye and the former Pussycat Dolls star Ashley. An insider said: “Faye and Giovanni have been struggling with the pressure and have both been ranting behind each other’s back. “Giovanni is fiercely competitive and wants to win, but he knows they don’t have … [Read more...] about Strictly stars Faye Tozer and Giovanni clash before final and Pasha slams Ashley Roberts budding romance
The line-up for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival has been announced, with 112 films set to be screened in Park City, Utah. Unlike many other film festivals on the circuit, Sundance has unveiled a competition slate where 53% of the films have been directed by women. “We’re always going for parity, but because of the way we program, we’re looking for the films before we are who made them, so that kind of comes in the fine-tuning of the program, and it’s always amazing when it comes out that way,” said director of programming Kim Yutani. “This year, it was completely organic. Different people are telling stories, and I think that is indicative of the time we are living in right now.” Highlights include Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy; Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook, Australian drama The Nightingale; and Velvet Buzzsaw, which sees Jake Gyllenhaal reunite … [Read more...] about Sundance film festival to showcase Zac Efron as Ted Bundy and documentaries on Weinstein and Ocasio-Cortez
MÁS INFORMACIÓN Harry Potter: 20 años de una saga que cambió la literatura mundial infantil Daniel Radcliffe: la estrella que no guarda sus millones en el banco Dos generaciones de fans se han criado con los libros de J.K.Rowling desde la publicación de Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal. En los teatros de Londres y Broadway es posible saber lo que ha sido de las vidas de estos personajes tras su graduación de Hogwarts gracias a la obra Harry Potter y el legado maldito. Pero no hace falta ir tan lejos para saber qué ha sido de otra remesa de graduados que salió de esta saga: los actores que dieron vida a los personajes de ficción que desfilaron por el internado de los aprendices de magos más conocidos del planeta. Daniel Radcliffe. En los 17 años que han pasado desde la primera película, Daniel Radcliffe ha mutado del niño de 11 años con un rayo en la frente del comienzo de la saga a un … [Read more...] about Así son hoy los antiguos alumnos de Hogwarts
Machrihanish Golf Club’s premier prizewinners Ann Gallacher and Greg Watson were feted at the annual prizegiving. Club Captain, Calum MacMillan, presented prizes to the winners and runners-up in all of the many competitions contested on both the Championship and the Pans courses. Calum also thanked the stalwarts of the club whose hard work and commitment made the night possible.He made special mention of the green-keeping staff led by new head green-keeper Craig Barr, and also of Jennie Dunn and her hard working staff at the professional shop. In the past 12 months they have encouraged every catagory of player, from the youngest to the late starters, to take up the sport and get involved at the club. Calum noted the excellent hospitality and food supplied by Iain and his team, not only on the night but throughout the whole year. The final thanks was reserved for the members themselves, without whose support there simply would not be a thriving golf club at Machrihanish. Calum … [Read more...] about Machrihanish Golf Club’s champions’ evening