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62-year-old offered home as safe house to Kinahan hitman
by PAUL NEILAN
A GRANDAD offered his home
as a safe house to a Kinahan
Stephen Fowler, 62, whose own
son was murdered over a drug feud,
brought hitman Imre Arakas to his
Dublin property in a gangland plot
to kill James “Mago” Gately.
Gardai watched the Estonian take
a bus from Dublin Airport to the city
centre in April 2017 before he was
collected by Fowler.
He faces up to 15 years in prison
and will be sentenced next month.
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IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
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in 1,100 crime cases
Forensic evidence helping to nail more suspects
By SeAn McCArthaigh
MORE than 1,100 inquiries were
assisted last year by the DNA
database matching suspects’
samples with forensic evidence
from crime scenes.
The annual report of the DNA Database
System Oversight Committee
revealed 1,102 Garda investigations
benefitted from 856 “hits” identified
by Forensic Science Ireland officials.
This is almost 100 cases more
than in 2019.
The committee chairperson Judge
Catherine Murphy said the crimesolving
capacity of the database is
continuing to grow with 47% of crime
scene samples linked to an
individual in 2020 – up from
43% the previous year.
The number of DNA
profiles of suspects and
offenders increased by 31%
to 36,196 – a net addition of
The database also contains
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8,337 profiles of unknown persons
taken from crime scenes.
The report stated 11,569 DNA
samples were destroyed last year and
5,576 profiles removed from the database
as required under legislation.
It also revealed FSI established 495
matches as a result of an exchange
programme of information with eight
other countries including the UK, the
Netherlands, Poland and Sweden.
The list of participating EU member
states is set to expand during 2021.
Some 313 cases involved matching
DNA material from a crime scene in
Ireland with the profile of someone
on the database of another country.
of crime scene samples
were linked to an
individual last year
AN endangered sea turtle given first class
treatment on a flight back to Gran Canaria after
winding up on Irish shores is back in warm seas.
Loggerhead JC washed up in Co Donegal with
hypothermia at just nine months old in 2019.
After three years recuperating at Exploris
Aquarium, Co Down he jetted off to Gran Canaria
with Aer Lingus on Wednesday.
And later that night was released into the
Atlantic much nearer the equator.
Exploris Aquarium manager Kieran Quinn said:
“I am proud of how our animal experts at Exploris
first of all saved JC, to successfully releasing him.”
Irish crime scene
samples were matched
to databases abroad
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In addition, 147 cases linked DNA
from a foreign crime scene with an
individual on the Irish database while
35 profiles matched a crime scene in
Ireland with another one abroad.
Judge Murphy welcomed the fact
concerns raised in the 2019 annual
report had been addressed including
the non-submission by gardai of DNA
samples over a specified period.
And she welcomed progress on the
development of a new state-of-theart
forensic laboratory at Backweston,
Co Kildare, scheduled for
completion next summer.
The judge added: “To an ever
increasing extent, the development
and success of our criminal justice
system is dependent on the effectiveness
and integrity of the DNA
database system and on the ability
of appropriate staff members to
respond in a timely and professional
manner to the requirements of
Turtley amazing trip home...
He catches flight to Gran Canaria
JC goes for a dip off Gran Canaria
Iran fuel aid
EIGHTY lorries carrying
Iranian fuel have arrived in
Lebanon under an initiative
by Hezbollah to ease
the crippling energy crisis.
It is being imported via
Syria in an effort to avoid
embroiling the country in
US sanctions on Iran.
Economic collapse has
left Lebanon dangerously
short of basic necessities.
kill IS leader
The head of IS in the
Sahara has been killed by
French troops, President
Emmanuel Macron said.
Adnan Abu Walid
al-Sahrawi formed Islamic
State in the Greater Sahara
The group is blamed for
most attacks in the region,
including the killing last
year of French aid workers.
to sex worker
Brussels is to name a
street after a murdered
Nigerian sex worker.
The city council said the
new road would bear the
name of Eunice Osayande,
who was stabbed to death
by one of her customers in
The move is part of a
wider campaign to recognise
women in Belgium.
Denmark is set to ban
prisoners serving life
from entering into new
They will only be allowed
to contact those already
close to them for the first
10 years of their term.
The law follows the
revelation a 17-year-old
girl fell in love with the
killer Peter Madsen.
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for Drew and Cam
THIS photo got a lot of likes – 1.4 million and counting – from fans
of Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, who praised the
actresses for posting an image with “no filters or fillers”.
Drew, 46, and Cameron, 49, became pals when they starred in
the 2000 film Charlie’s Angels. Drew posted the new photo,
writing: “Bestie hour with my bestie poo poo!!”
One fan wrote: “I love this, beauty without filters, and
enhancers.” Another wrote: “Love how you’re embracing your
Charlie’s Angels sequel premiere
In the reunion shot posted online
by MARK JEFFERIES Showbiz Editor
Sir Elton John has rescheduled
his 2021 tour dates in Ireland to
have an operation after falling and
damaging his hip.
The pop legend said it is with “great
sadness and a heavy heart” that he
has been forced to postpone his Farewell
Yellow Brick Road tour to 2023.
The 74-year-old revealed in a statement:
“At the end of my summer break
Elt’s Crocodile Crocked
Hip injury forces tour delay
I fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been advised to have an operation
as soon as possible to get me
have been in considerable pain and
discomfort in my hip ever since. back to full fitness and make sure
“Despite intensive physio and there are no long-term complications.”
specialist treatment, the pain has Sir Elton said he will still perform a
continued to get worse and is leading five-track set at the charitable Global
to increasing difficulties moving. I Citizen event on September 25, before
going under the knife and resuming
his tour in New Orleans in January.
He added: “I know how patient my
incredible fans have been and it
breaks my heart to keep you waiting
any longer. I will make sure [the
shows] are more than worth the wait.”
Sir Elton recently announced a new
album titled The Lockdown Sessions.
IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
get on bus
hearingHSE’s Paul Reid
HSE boss in
vow to claim
By Cate McCurry
THE HSE boss Paul Reid
said he will fight to claw back
€23million in ventilator
refunds from China.
Health chiefs overordered
due to initial fears 40,000
Irish people could die from
The HSE is expected to
receive another €11million
in refunds for orders of
ventilators from China,
with more than €23million
It ordered 2,200
ventilators at a cost of
€81million from different
suppliers that it had not
However, only 465 were
delivered from China and
none of them were put to
Reid defended the
decision to source
ventilators from companies
not known to the Health
And he told the Oireachtas
Public Accounts Committee
a large amount of the
€81million has been
The committee hearing
assessed the HSE’s
procurement process and
spending for last year.
It heard it was paying on
average €28,000 for a
ventilator before Covid, but
the average cost from the
new firms was €36,936.
Mr Reid said: “We
acknowledge we have
significant work to do on
our procurement processes.
“We all know that at the
start of this we were dealing
with harrowing images on
our screen across the world.
“We know from early
predictions there were up to
40,000 deaths potentially.
“We have an outstanding
amount of about €35million.
We are expecting a recovery
of another €11million.
“Some other costs have
been recouped as part of
“We are not letting up on
some of this spend.”
Vacc to your
By Ciara Phelan
Return of workers as restrictions
tions detected, and it is likely there is,
at worst, a modest increase in incidence
OFFICE workers can return to
in children of primary school age
their desks as Chief Medical Officer
continue to ease across country
coincident with the opening of schools.
has given the green light for the
“What we are seeing is the benefits
Government to proceed with the
of very widespread vaccination –
easing of restrictions on Monday.
almost 90% of those aged 16 and over
Outdoor group activities and rules
around indoor sports and culture
events will also be relaxed.
But chair of NPHET’s modelling,
weeks. The HSE has estimated that, on
any given day, around 10,000 children
under the age of 18 are restricting
daily admissions to hospital decreasing.
The number of people in ICU remains
high, and it will take a number of weeks
for decreasing incidence before we see
– along with population-wide adherence
to basic mitigation measures.
“Incidence will decline further,
reducing risk for all, if we stick with
Prof Philip Nolan warned
And around 1,200 a significant decrease in the numbers these measures.”
the number of people in
youngsters are identified as requiring critical care.
The NPHET meeting also discussed
ICU remains high.
close contacts and must “We have seen a huge increase in a review of evidence on antigen testing
Children who are close
be tested and restrict demand for testing of asymptomatic which was carried out by HIQA.
contacts of a confirmed
their movements. children who have come in contact It’s understood it will be up to sectors
case of Covid-19 won’t
It’s also understood with an infected person; testing such as third-level education and
have to stay out of school of patients currently NPHET will not recommend
the mandatory has quadrupled over the
antigen testing as part of many meas-
in children aged five to 12
workplaces to consider if they will use
from the end of this being treated in ICU
month, under plans being
wearing of face masks for last three weeks, so we
ures to protect against Covid-19.
discussed by NPHET.
primary school pupils, are now testing 1% of
Meanwhile, the Vice President of
Currently a youngster who
following advice from the that age group daily.
the Intensive Care Society of
is a close contact of a case in a school Health Information & Quality “The massive increase
Ireland, Dr Alan Gaffney has said
is absent from the classroom for 10 to Authority.
in testing has yielded a
two thirds of the patients with
However, Prof Nolan tweeted: “We much smaller increase
Covid-19 who are being treated
But this is expected to change once are seeing a slow improvement in in the number of infec-
in intensive care units are
there is no significant increase to overall epidemiological situation, with
in-school transmission in the coming incidence, numbers in hospital and Philip Nolan
Budget to hike up cost of petrol & diesel
By Sophie Collins
The cost of petrol and diesel will rise
from next month due to carbon tax
increases in next month’s Budget.
Papers released by the
Government’s Tax Strategy Group
state a 60-litre tank of diesel will
increase by €1.48, or 2.5c a litre,
while a 60-litre tank of petrol will
go up by €1.28, or 2.1c a litre.
The fuel increases, from October
13, are part of the Government’s
commitment to increasing carbon
tax to €100 per tonne by 2030, with
€7.50 hikes each year to 2029 and
€6.50 in 2030.
The plan is to help meet Ireland’s
ambitious climate change goals of
reducing emissions, increasing
energy efficiency, and developing
less environmentally harmful
policies. It will also see increases in
the cost of other fuels which are due
to rise from May 1, 2022.
These include around €19.40 on
a 900-tank of kerosene, while the
average yearly household usage of
natural gas will to cost about €16.95.
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
decision Marks & Spencer
Dealz & M&S
closed on St
By emma nevin
Two Dublin retail giants
have announced they
won’t open on St Stephen’s
Day this year so their
staff can have “a welldeserved
Dealz are among those
who will not be back in
business on December 26
and they will also be shut
on New Year’s Day.
Barry Williams said:
“Throughout the last 18
months, our colleagues
have been heroes and
they deserve a well-earned
Meanwhile, Marks &
Spencer also announced
they will be shut on
Stephen’s Day, “as a small
thank you for [our staff ’s]
incredible hard work,
enabling our colleagues to
spend more time with
charges Jonathan Keogh
in court over
‘threats to kill’
exclusive By Paul healy
KINAHAN cartel killer
Jonathan Keogh has
appeared in court charged
with threatening to kill or
cause serious harm.
The 36-year-old, of
Dublin, appeared before
Portlaoise District Court.
The offence is alleged
to have occurred in
Portlaoise prison, where
Keogh was serving his
life sentence for the gangland
murder of Gareth
The court was told
yesterday the book of
evidence was not yet ready
in the case and that there
was no bail application as
the accused was already
“serving a sentence”.
And the killer was
remanded into custody to
appear before the court
again this month.
Maura’s terror as
man attempts to
pull her into car
Love Island star tells
of street harassment
ordeal after awards
warningLongford star speaks of incident on social media
By Sandra Mallon
MAURA Higgins has revealed
she was grabbed by a man
who tried to pull her into his
car after the National Television
The former Love Island star
attended the bash looking
glamorous and showed off her abs
in a stunning two-piece glitzy dress.
But the 30-year-old Longford
beauty revealed yesterday shortly
after she left the NTAs in London,
a man tried to grab her and pull
her into his car.
Speaking of the scary moment,
she Maura said: “For people who
think this does not happen… I can
assure you it does.
“Here is an image of me leaving a
venue after the NTAs – the guy
that I have never met in my life
grabbed hold of my arm and tried
to pull me back towards his car.
“As you can see, I am smiling and
the reason being is because pictures
can be portrayed very differently.”
The model, who is dating Strictly
star Giovanni Pernice, then posted
a second picture showing her
attempt to remove her arm from
the unidentified man’s grasp.
She said she was relieved she
had two girls walk with her as she
left the venue.
Maura added: “Luckily I had two
girls walk with me to my car and I
would never leave a venue alone at
night because of this reason.”
She said the man was “actively
predatory”, adding “repeatedly
violating women’s personal space
“His behaviour is completely
inappropriate and it’s crucial
we address the issue of street
Earlier this year, the Ballymahon
star revealed the scary moment she
found a man in her back garden
taking photos of her.
The Glow Up host revealed
she is being tormented by fans
and stalkers turning up at her
house in London.
Maura said: “I’ve had to close
my curtains. I think people
have figured out where I live
now, which obviously isn’t the
best because you lose your privacy
then. It definitely is scary.
And describing a
particular story that
left her shaken she told
how she once found a
man in her backyard
taking photos of her as
she sat outside in her
Maura said: “That’s
definitely one of the
downsides to being in
the public eye.”
IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
of killing wife
to leave her’
By EOIN REYNOLDS
A man accused of murdering
his wife discovered
she was seeing someone
else and sent a message
warning him “not to ever
go near” her again, a jury
was told yesterday.
The Central Criminal
Court heard from
colleagues and friends of
Anne Colomines that in
the months before she died
she had started a relationship
with a man she met
during a holiday in France.
They said she had
wanted to divorce her
husband Renato Gehlen
and have a “fresh start”.
Ms Colomines, a
national, was found dead
at the apartment she
shared with Gehlen in
Dorset Square, Gardiner
Street, Dublin, on October
Gehlen, 39, a Brazilian
national, has pleaded not
guilty to her murder.
Saide Lambattane told
the court she worked with
Ms Colomines at Paypal.
During a trip to France in
July, Ms Colomines had
met another man.
On October 3, Ms
Lambattane recalled her
saying she had told her
husband she wanted a
divorce. On the day she
died, the deceased told her
about a message Mr
Gehlen had sent to her
new boyfriend telling him
“not to ever go near his
wife or don’t communicate
with my wife any more”.
The trial continues.
for gut illness
Statins could be used to
treat ulcerative colitis.
Until now there has
been no real cure for
But Stanford University
in the US found those with
the bowel ailment were
50% less likely to need
surgery if they were on the
a Sore winner
AUSSIE Daniel Scali, 28,
set an abdominal plank
world record of nine-anda-half
hours despite having
pain disorder CRPS.
not advised’ to
to service with
Queen in North
By Ciara Phelan, Political Correspondent
and DAvid Young
THE Government last night said it
did not advise President Michael D
Higgins to decline an invitation to a
church service to mark the North’s
It added it would be constitutionally
prohibited from doing so.
The service next month will be
attended by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth.
It is part of a programme of events to
mark 100 years since the island of
Ireland was partitioned.
A spokesperson for the President said:
“The President is not in a position to
attend the ceremony and this has been
communicated to the organisers.
“The President, through his office, has
already conveyed his good wishes to Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“The President has welcomed, and
continues to welcome, any opportunities
to meet with Her Majesty and
members of her family.”
President Higgins is currently in Italy
and is due to meet Pope Francis at the
By Ciara Phelan
Simon Harris has said he is “very
strongly” considering making a
complaint against a Sinn Fein TD
for a “misuse” of Dail privilege.
Speaking during a heated
debate on Wednesday, Matt
Carthy accused the Fine Gael
minister of leaking from Cabinet.
Government denies involvement in
decision as DUP asks for explanation
Vatican today. The DUP leader has
written to his office asking why he
declined the invitation.
Jeffrey Donaldson said many
people would regard it as “a
snub” in terms of reconciliation
assume “politics is
the Alliance Party
have asked President
added: “I think it’s
very unfortunate that
for a service, the focus of
which is hope and reconciliation,
that the head of
denied he was responsible and said the
accusation was “completely untrue”.
He added: “It is quite extraordinary that
someone would come into the Dail and
misuse Dail privilege, abuse Dail
“Dail privilege is there for very
specific reasons and it’s certainly not
there to engage in tittle tattle.
“[Deputy Carthy] was making a
very serious charge on the record of
the House in the absence of my
meetingPres Higgins with
Italian Pres Sergio Mattarella
state of our neighbouring country feels
he is unable to attend. We don’t know
the reasons why that is the case.
“However, given that the President
of the Republic takes
advice from the Irish
Government on such
is not in a
presence because I was unavoidably
somewhere else. It is untrue and it is a
misuse of Dail privilege.”
In an interview on RTE, Mr Carthy said
he stood by the accusation, despite
admitting he had no evidence.
He stated: “I am aware of what I said
and the exact wording of what I said and I
am aware that it is general knowledge and
generally accepted knowledge.
“My actions and my statement in the
Dail was completely consistent with the
matters, one could conclude perhaps
there is some politics in all of this.
“If that is the case I think it is most
unfortunate, particularly given the
progress we have made during the
period of the World War One centenary
when we all worked hard, including
President Higgins, to take an approach
respectful of our shared history.”
Asked if it was a snub, Mr Donaldson
said: “Without knowing the reasons for
his decision, it is difficult to say.
“I think it would have been better if we
had clarity on the reasons why and in
the absence of such an explanation it is
difficult not to conclude there is politics
at play here and many will see that as a
snub in terms of marking the occasion
of Northern Ireland’s centenary.
“We have written to President Higgins
seeking an explanation as to why he is
unable to attend the church service.”
A spokesman for Taoiseach Micheal
Martin said any invitation for a Government
representative to attend the ceremony
in Armagh would be considered.
Harris considering complaint over TD’s leak accusation
principal and reason parliamentary
privilege is in place.”
It has been reported a junior minister
allegedly sought to find out who leaked
the appointment of Katherine Zappone as
a Special Envoy to a journalist.
Mr Harris said he was not aware of a
sting operation against him and described
it as an “interesting concept”.
He added: “I am also around Leinster
House long enough to know that stories
can get embellished.”
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
TRAGIC Lyra McKee
By CONNOR LYNCH
Two men were last night
charged with the murder
of journalist Lyra McKee.
Detectives have charged
a 21-year-old and a
33-year-old with the
murder of the 29-year-old
journalist on April 18, 2019,
in the Creggan area of
The pair have also been
charged with possession of
a firearm and ammunition
with intent to endanger
life, riot, possession of
petrol bombs, throwing
petrol bombs and arson.
The 33-year-old has also
been charged with robbery.
A third man, aged 20,
has been charged with riot
and the possession and
throwing of petrol bombs.
All three men will
appear at Derry Magistrates
Court via video link
COUrt Daniel Goulding
to kill gardai
By tom tuite
A MAN has been sent
forward for trial accused of
attempting to murder two
detectives injured in a
Daniel Goulding, 38, was
arrested following an
exchange of gunfire and a
two-hour siege on May 25
at his family home at
The two detectives were
shot in their legs and one
of them was struck in his
left hand in the incident.
Goulding appeared at
Cloverhill District Court
before Judge Cephas Power
yesterday and stood
silently during the hearing.
He will face trial at the
Central Criminal Court.
His solicitor said it was
anticipated he will bring a
High Court bail application
offered his house
to Kinahan hitman
62-year-old admits helping Estonian assassin Arakas
Imre Arakas was jailed in 2018
James ‘Mago’ Gately
Eric Fowler was shot dead
By Paul Neilan
A GRANDAD whose son was
murdered over a drug feud
offered his home as an overnight
safe-house to a Kinahan cartel
assassin, a court has heard.
Stephen Fowler 62, pleaded guilty
on Tuesday to his participation in
the attempted murder of James
“Mago” Gately, a member of the rival
Hutch gang, when he was living in
Belfast in April 2017.
Less than a month later Gately
survived a second assassination
attempt on his life when he was
parked at the Topaz petrol station in
Clonshaugh in North Dublin, where
he was shot five times.
Yesterday Det Gda Sgt David
Carolan told prosecutor Dominic
McGinn that a conspiracy to murder
Gately was under way as gardai
monitored Estonian hitman Imre
Arakas upon his arrival at Dublin
Airport in April 2017.
Det Sgt Carolan said officers monitored
Arakas taking a bus from the
airport to Dublin city centre, where
he bought a wig, before he was
collected by Fowler and another
male and taken to Fowler’s home.
Mr McGinn said that at around
8.20pm on April 3, 2017, Fowler
picked up Arakas in his van, which
was branded Blakestown Tyres, at
Barry’s Hotel in Dublin city centre.
He then brought him to Blakestown
Cottages because Fowler had “owed”
another unnamed male.
The next day gardai, on foot of a
search warrant, went to the
Blakestown Cottages address and
arrested Fowler and Arakas. Fowler
said he would not name who he took
instruction from because it would
amount to a threat to his life.
Mr McGinn said a visible open
thread on the Blackberry phone used
by Arakas led to gardai piecing
together the plot to murder Gately.
He added that a tracking device
had later been put in place on Gately’s
car and that the PSNI had been
informed of the matter on April 4,
2017, which led to the thwarting of
In 2012, Fowler pleaded guilty to
possession of cannabis worth
€450,000 and served six years of an
Defending counsel, Michael
Bowman, said Fowler’s son, Eric, 34,
was in Poland at the time of the
offence and that Fowler had taken
responsibility for a debt associated
with his deceased son. Eric was
gunned down in 2018.
Arakas, 63, was jailed for six years
in December 2018 after he admitted
to conspiring with others to the
attempted murder of Gately in
Northern Ireland between April 3
and 4, 2017.
Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding at
the three-judge court, said
sentencing will be on October 4.
IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
4th Floor, Independent House,
27-32 Talbot Street Dublin 1
Catherine Corless accused the Church,
the State and the medical profession of a
big cover-up – and there is no doubt
relatives deserve to know the truth.
The local historian collected 796 death certificates
for children supposedly buried on the
site, but shockingly both her and all the families
are unsure if there are real or fake.
There are many children of mothers
who were incarcerated at the Mother and Baby
home in Tuam – and siblings of kids who are
unaccounted for – that need answers and
It’s disgraceful and deeply upsetting that no
one really knows how many babies were sent
from Tuam to America for adoption.
According to official Mother and Baby
Homes Commission records a staggering 1,638
children went from Ireland’s 14 Mother and
Baby Homes to the US, from the 1930s through
to the 1990s and the sooner excavations can
start to try the better.
Catherine said the Bill is supposed to pass
all stages this current term and if that is the
case it will be next Spring or early summer
before the dig begins – a significant seven years
after the story broke nationally.
For family members such as Anna Corrigan
of the Team Babes Family Group – who previously
spoke to the Irish Mirror and fears two of
her brothers were buried in the sewers – it has
been an ongoing nightmare.
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THREE brave Irish women have told how
they were diagnosed with breast cancer
and urged ladies to be vigilant because it
can happen in your 30s.
Grace Slattery, 39, Catriona Kavanagh, 38,
and 34 year-old Prob Brar insisted that early
detection is the best treatment available.
Grace revealed that she ignored the symptoms
for a number of months and it is vitally
important that no matter how busy women are
with their careers, motherhood and family life
that they act quickly if they notice any changes.
If a lump is found a check-up can be done
quickly and an all clear will put minds at ease.
it seems we can’t get enough of steamy
books with librarians ordering more copies
of Sally Rooney’s latest novel.
Beautiful World Where Are You is already a
bestseller in this country.
Sounds like we’re tickled ink about it.
EXCLUSIVE By Sean Murphy
LIBRARIANS have ordered
hundreds more copies of Sally
Rooney’s top selling new book
to meet sky-high demand for
the sexy novel.
Normal People author Rooney,
30, from Castlebar in Co Mayo,
released her latest book Beautiful
World, Where Are You only last
It has already topped the bestselling
charts and several hundred
readers from every county in
Ireland have now ordered it from
their local library.
Libraries Ireland has told the
Irish Mirror that the first request
to borrow the book was made a
full five months before it was even
due in shops.
That number soared to 300
requests two days before the book
was published just 10 days ago
and then more than doubled to
over 800 requests after it was
There are now 710 people
waiting to borrow it from libraries
all over the country, with a high
number of requests coming from
counties like Clare, Cork, Dublin,
Donegal, Galway, Kildare,
Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath,
Ireland’s libraries have 114
copies of the novel and at least
another 100 editions of the bestselling
book have been ordered to
meet the huge demand.
And that is just the hard copies
of the book – with many more
people also ordering electronic
versions of book from their
for Libraries Ireland
told the Irish Mirror:
“Sally Rooney’s new
novel has proved
very popular with
“There have been
809 requests so far.
The first request came in all the
way back on April 7.
“The national library catalogue
currently has 114 copies of the
book and more than 100 more are
on order to meet the huge demand
from our members.
“There is also significant
demand for the book on
Borrowbox, which offers free
eBooks and audiobooks to library
“Libraries are currently
arranging for more digital copies
to meet demand.”
Rooney’s latest book, which hit
the shelves on September 7,
includes more hot scenes like her
previous sensation Normal
People, which was her second
novel, and was transformed into
a steamy award-winning TV
So explicit was some of the
nudity that it prompted
complaints and outrage on shows
including RTE Radio 1’s Liveline.
Rooney’s first novel Conversations
With Friends, which also
features sex scenes, is set to be
made into a
drama by Normal
new book also
Requests for Rooney’s
new book which was just
released 10 days ago
No 1 bestseller
features plenty of bedroom action,
including a hot scene involving
the main characters making love
while watching RTE presenter
Claire Byrne on telly.
The Libraries Ireland
spokesperson added: “We have
500 copies of Sally Rooney’s
Normal People, which obviously
had a huge boost in popularity
thanks to the TV series last year.
“For broader comparison, the
most borrowed book in Irish
libraries in 2020 was Blue Moon
by Lee Child and there are 350
copies of that available.
“Similarly, there are more than
More than 100 copies are
on order to meet the huge
demand from our members
Libraries Ireland spokesperson on new novel
in top 10
500 copies of Where the Crawdads
Sing by Delia Owens, which was
the best-selling fiction book in
Ireland last year.
“Both of those have been out for
some time so demand for
copies would have
grown over time.
are 83 copies of 56
Days by Catherine
Ryan Howard available at
the library with 70 more
Parker with a
copy on set
copies ordered.” Ryan Howard’s 56
Days sold 1,225 copies in its first
few days, on sale followed by the
1,098 sales of Cecelia Ahern’s book
Freckles – but Rooney’s new book
shifted 12,632 copies in Ireland in
the same period and sold an extra
46,065 in the UK in the first five
days, according to sales monitor
company Nielsen BookScan.
The speed of sales was
“astonishing” and “enormous”
according to book retailers
like Waterstones Ireland
and Dublin store Hodges
dominates the top 10
lists, with her new
stunner at No 1,
Friends at No 7 and
Normal People at No 9
in the paperback
rte receive just nine
complaints about Kin
More than half a million watch show
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
Aer Lingus warned cabin
crew last night they are
facing lay-offs and a
lengthy pay freeze that will
last until at least 2025.
The airline, who sent a
letter to all cabin crew,
outlined that it has started
an immediate review of
crew bases and their terms
Aer Lingus cabin crew
members rejected a
restructuring deal earlier
this week and stressed
they believed it was an
erosion of their terms and
4 days only
By SANDRA MALLON
A TOTAL of nine people complained
to RTE about the violence in its new
gangland series Kin.
The Irish Mirror can reveal the
national broadcaster received the
“negative feedback” from viewers after
the first episode aired on Sunday night.
Kin – starring Clare Dunne, Emmett
Scanlan and Aiden Gillen – centres
around crime family The Kinsella’s
who become embroiled in a feud
with rival gang the Cunninghams, after
innocent teenager Jamie Kinsella gets
shot outside a gym.
An RTE spokesman said nine people
have called the station to give negative
feedback on the show, which was
watched by more than half a million
It comes in the wake of former Mayor
of Dublin Christy Burke claiming he’s
been “inundated” with texts and calls
from families who said it was too true to
life of the Kinahan/Hutch feud in Dublin.
The councillor fumed it was a
“total disgrace” and the show should
immediately be taken off air.
He said on Monday: “If all RTE can
provide is a young guy, then a woman
using cocaine, then a 17-year-old
from RTE’s Kin
drinking alcohol in front of his mother
and a guy with a very fake Dublin
accent again using drugs, what kind
of message is this sending out about
“They need to understand families all
over Ireland have lost loved ones
through drug use along with young
people being shot dead due to crime.
“The national broadcaster needs to
ask itself what this series stands for.
“[Dublin] city is awash with cocaine
and anti-social behaviour and deaths
of so many involved in crime feuds.
“It doesn’t need any further
glamorising which without a doubt
impacts on young people’s behaviour.”
Cllr Burke said at the time he has been
“inundated” with texts from families, not
only from those directly affected by
drugs, but also from others who are
“sickened by the glamorising” of such
crime and the “vulgar” use of violence.
He added: “Not only is this bad
enough but there was also a smart
remark about Alcoholics Anonymous
but they should realise people attend
this extremely important organisation
to help them to recover.”
Cllr Burke did not respond for
comment when contacted by the
Irish Mirror yesterday.
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“likely to cause pain and suffering” to
creatures were carried out across the
country. But MEPs voted almost unanimously
this week to call on the European
Commission to work with scientists to
create an action plan to end vivisection.
Irish Anti Vivisection Society spokesperson
Jenn Scannell said: “The IAVS is
delighted with the results.”
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There’s tension in
not so blasé now
gauntlet Nick Foster
author in TV
By sandra mallon
AUTHOR Nick Foster has
said he wants to challenge
film director Jim Sheridan
to a TV debate about the
evidence surrounding the
murder of Sophie Toscan
Mr Sheridan, meanwhile,
has revealed he will
reject Mr Foster’s sensational
claims that Ian
Bailey discussed pleading
guilty to the murder of
Sophie Toscan Du Plantier
in a new documentary,
claims which he denies.
Mr Foster claims in his
book, Murder at Roaringwater,
suggested he admitted the
killing in a conversation
with a cameraman
working for Mr Sheridan,
whose documentary aired
on Sky earlier this summer.
But Sheridan said he will
refute Mr Foster’s claims
about Bailey – who has
always denied any involvement
in Ms Du Plantier’s
He said: “I’m just going
to do a response to a few
people, amongst whom is
Nick Foster and his outrageous
But Mr Foster was
adamant he was sticking
to his story.
He said: “I would like to
challenge Jim to a TV
debate on the evidence
against Mr Bailey in the
Garda file. I can see no
reason why he would not
accept this challenge, as he
spent, we are told, six or
seven years analysing the
case in depth.”
ACCUSeD ME OF
WITH HER MAN’’
High Court to serve sex case papers
she was teen
GONEPrince Philip died aged 99
Phil’s will stays secret
THE contents of Prince Philip’s
will are to remain secret
following a High Court ruling.
After the death of a senior
royal it has been convention for
over a century that a bid to seal
the will is made to the president
of the court’s family division.
This means they are not open
There’s been a
in mood.. the
A SOURCE on THE atmosphere
around prince andrew
to public inspection in the way
one ordinarily is. President of
the Family Division of the High
Court Sir Andrew McFarlane
yesterday ordered Philip’s
remains sealed for 90 years.
Even after that it may only be
opened in private.
Sir Andrew said: “There is a
Amount Virginia Giuffre
could make if she wins
sex claim against Prince
need to enhance the protection
afforded to truly private aspects
of the lives of this limited group
of individuals in order to
maintain the dignity of close
members of her family.”
Prince Philip died aged 99
on April 9, just two months
short of his 100th birthday.
by russell myers
just last week Prince Andrew
was convinced he would
easily beat Virginia Giuffre’s
sex allegations against him.
But sources have revealed his
bullish mood has changed after
the High Court announced on
Monday it will act to serve US
civil case papers on him.
And the Duke of York is now
bracing himself for a legal battle
that he fears could go on for
years and end up costing him
millions of pounds.
Giuffre, a former sex slave of
late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein,
has accused Andrew, 61, of
forcing her to sleep with him
three times when she was 17.
Legal experts have predicted
she could be awarded around
€16.4million if she wins.
The Mirror revealed last week
the Prince was so confident the
case would collapse he planned
to return to royal duties.
But insiders revealed he is
now giving off a different vibe.
One source said: “He’s not
been his usual blasé self, acting
like everything is in hand.
“The issue has suddenly
become very pressing and there
is a distinct tension in the air.
“There has been a dramatic
shift in mood and the reality
that this could not only go on
for many months, if not years,
as well as costing potentially
millions of pounds is very real.”
Another insider added: “The
stark reality is that the Duke
and his team need to face the
fact they need to address this.”
Ms Giuffre’s lawyer David
Boies said: “We are hopeful that
Prince Andrew will now stop
trying to evade and delay facing
his accuser in court.
“The bottom line is Andrew is
being served. He cannot refuse.”
In another blow for Andrew,
the High Court judge refused
to unseal a document the
Prince’s lawyers claim would
invalidate Ms Giuffre’s claim.
The document, signed by his
accuser, allegedly prevents her
from suing. But Andrew will
now have to make a legal
request for a copy and that
would mean accepting he has
been served the lawsuit.
The High Court will
now begin trying to
locate the Duke
for a legal representative
him about the
case, known as
service of proceedings.
his legal team would
have 21 days to respond.
A US judge this week
dismissed claims Andrew could
not respond to the suit launched
by Giuffre as he had not received
the documents despite them
being left with a policeman at
his Windsor home. Lewis A
Kaplan has listed the case for a
further hearing on October 17.
Andrew, who denies the
claims, was this week pictured
at the Queen’s Balmoral estate.
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
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Raising the bar
with new laws
PROPOSED changes to the
alcohol licensing laws being
discussed by the Cabinet are as
welcome as they are overdue.
Many of the current ones date
from the middle of last century
and even then they were
particularly restrictive compared
to our European neighbours.
The staggering and extending
of closing times for bars and
possibly nightclubs should have
been introduced years ago.
I recently emerged from a pub
at final call in the centre of
Drogheda to find the town
crowded with hundreds of people
with nowhere to go and not
enough taxis to take them home.
There were no problems but
turfing everyone out of the pubs
at the same time is asking for
trouble and has led to violence in
6WELL we can’t say we
weren’t told about the
prospects of the lights going
out this winter because of a
shortage of electricity.
The warnings have
been coming thick and
fast in recent months, yet
power-hungry data centres
continue to be built without
any requirement to provide
their own electricity.
Twice last week amber
alerts were issued because
there was a threat to the
nation’s electricity supply
and with dozens more data
centres in the pipeline, it
could be only a matter of
time before the lights go out.
CO2 vow just
load of hot air
OUR children have been put in
unnecessary danger because of a
defect in 10,000 carbon dioxide
monitors which the Government
pledged would be installed in all
classrooms by mid-September.
That promise to deliver 35,000
devices to all primaries and
secondaries by next week is in
tatters as many facilities do not
have enough of them to go round.
This setback comes hot on the
heels of the debacle where the
HSE spent up to €70million on
thousands of ventilators from
China which were not acceptable
for use in this country.
Had these blunders been made
by private firms those involved
would have been sacked but this
being the Irish State a promotion
or a bonus could be on the cards.
Why our politicians can’t
trust anyone these days
If the Government can’t trust its
own ministers, how can the public be
expected to trust the Government?
At the same time, the public can
take some delight in the Cabinet’s
discomfort in knowing there is a
traitor in their midst who is only too
willing to betray them.
While Micheal Martin is far from a
messiah, he certainly has a Simon and
a Judas among his disciples.
THERE was a sense of deja vu
as it emerged plans are afoot
for five Garth Brooks concerts
in Croke Park next year.
Who could forget the controversy in
2014 when he was set to perform here
for the first time since 1997.
Plans for two shows at Croker
turned into a five-night run and
400,000 tickets sold. Dublin City
But it was another Simon who
claimed he was wrongly crucified
yesterday after being accused under
Dail privilege by Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy
of leaking information from the Cabinet.
Simon Harris claims he is not
Judas and is “considering very strongly”
making a complaint over what he says
was a misuse of Dail privilege.
I know if I was accused of betraying
my colleagues there would be nothing
Council agreed to three gigs instead
of five but Garth refused to perform
unless all five were allowed and the lot
As with much else in the country, it
appears the lessons from the past
have not been learned and the same
madness is being repeated with those
involved expecting a different result.
I think not.
to consider and I’d be out to prove it
with all the evidence I possessed.
All Mr Harris has to do is to make
available his phone records for the
period in question and he’s in the clear.
That’s assuming of course he didn’t
delete them like the other Simon who
kicked off this entire scandal in the
The odds are, Mr Harris will not
pursue the matter further as to do so
will just add to the gift that keeps
on giving and who knows what will
come out of the woodwork – just ask
Still, isn’t this the perfect opportunity
for Fine Gael to put the knife into
Sinn Fein by revealing who
leaked the info about
Katherine Zappone’s crony
Indeed, the party should
also be reporting it to gardai
as it amounts to a criminal
offence. If Simon isn’t
Judas then Matt Carthy
would be exposed and
forced to make a
On the other hand, such a move
would also expose the constant backstabbing
going on within the upper
echelons of the Fine Gael party.
When they betray and damage
their own colleagues, we should not
be surprised they put the interests of
their corporate friends above the
Both Fianna Fail and Fine Gael
are both desperate to put the entire
ZapponeGate debacle behind them as,
for a brief period, it shone a light into
Martin is far
from a messiah
but has a Simon
and Judas in
the rotten heart of Irish politics.
Unfortunately that window closed
when our national parliament gave the
green light to the continuation of what
in most other democracies would be
considered political corruption.
Far from learning lessons from the
fiasco, an indigent Mr Coveney seemed
to be claiming he was some kind of
“I’ve never had my integrity
questioned the way it has been the last
month”, he said, seemingly forgetting
this was because he was caught in an
act of blatant cronyism.
It was a case of carry on with
cronyism when the majority of TDs
voted down the no confidence
motion in Mr Coveney –
although many Fianna Fail
deputies did so reluctantly
Their lame duck leader
Mr Martin – probably the
last ever Fianna Fail
Taoiseach – deemed the
loss of Marc MacSharry,
who resigned and voted in
favour of the Sinn Fein motion – as an
acceptable price for clinging on to
The Dail has now given its tacit
approval to the continuation of
cronyism although many of the TDs –
especially those from Fianna Fail –
might regret doing so come the
Had the Taoiseach not threatened
his TDs with six months suspension
from the parliamentary party if
they failed to vote for a Fine Gael
minister who deserved to be sacked,
the outcome might have been different.
We’re going on
HAVING to choose between a holiday in sunny
Fuerteventura and a staycation in rainy Ireland, I
opted for the former at half the cost of the latter.
After not being abroad in well over two years it
is truly shocking to realise the extent the public are
being ripped off in this country.
A pint of beer in Spain is less than €3 in most
pubs while eating out costs a fraction of what it
would set you back here.
A few days ago I visited a restaurant in
Corralejo offering seven tapas and a bottle of
Rioja for less than €25.
A cheap night for two people if you are on a
IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
100% Mica redress
is ‘not off the table’
plan for city
A plan to build up to 2,800
“affordable homes” was
The Land Development
Agency said the project in
Limerick would be “the
largest ever transfer of
State land for housing”.
LDA’s John Coleman said
its objective is “to transform
Launching the plans, the
Minister for Housing
Darragh O’Brien said the
project was “the most
significant housing strategy
in the history of the State.”
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The Housing Minister has left the
door open for a 100% redress
scheme for households affected by
the devastating Mica crisis.
The news came as a survey published
yesterday found that residents of homes
built with the faulty blocks are suffering
a “major negative impact to their mental
It also found that some Mica homeowners
are medicating for the first time
ever to cope with the stress of it all.
Representatives of the Mica Action
Group plan to give their survey to
government as well as a
document spelling out what
is needed to help those
whose home are in some
cases falling down due to
Lisa Hone, a spokesperson
for the group, said: “It can
only be hoped that it is
treated with respect and
gravity, and is acted upon
Meanwhile, speaking in
Limerick yesterday Housing
Minister Darragh O’Brien hinted at a
“resolution” to the Mica crisis.
When asked if he was open to 100%
redress for homeowners, Minister
O’Brien replied: “I’ve taken nothing off
He added: “I’m committed to
improving the scheme that the previous
government brought in last February 12
months, so I know for homeowners the
stress they’re under.”
Mr O’Brien said the Cabinet will
“assess” documents to be handed into
government today, adding, “I want to be
able to bring improvements to the
scheme, and try to bring a resolution to
this in the next few weeks.”
“I’ll have to go to Cabinet with some
of the changes, if they require additional
expenditure, which I expect it will do so.”
He acknowledged the Mica issue “is a
terrible scourge for people, for families,
that literally their homes are crumbling
in front of them…we want to help”.
Ms Hone said 483 registered members
of the Mica Action Group responded to
the survey, and they admitted to “dealing
with unrelenting anxiety about safety
and finances, the distress of having
homes demolished and
worries about future
She added: “Prior to being
aware that their house
was affected, 96% of
having good to excellent
“Following the recognition
of defective blocks in
their home, 84% state that it
has had a negative/very
negative impact on their mental health,
“A common theme running through
comments from defective block
homeowners was the constant nature of
the anxiety seeping into all corners of
their lives, with 50% feeling unsafe in
“One respondent told the survey, ‘I
can’t cope with this madness anymore,
nightmares thinking something will fall
off (the house) and hurt one of my children.
I can’t afford it, this is a living hell’.”
I can’t cope
responds to survey
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
fan frenzy Picture This
us playing at
By sandra mallon
PICTURE This look set to
announce they will be
among the first acts to play
Electric Picnic next year.
The One Drink stars
sent fans into a frenzy
when they announced a
ticket reminder to revellers
at the Stradbally venue on
It comes just weeks after
Electric Picnic boss Melvin
Benn was forced to pull
the plug on the three-day
festival this year.
He was refused permission
by Laois County
Council for a licence over
fears of rising Covid-19
But now it appears
Picture This look will be
one of the first bands
signed up to play at
Electric Picnic next year
as they emailed fans a
reminder about tickets.
dad facing eviction
I’m sure their
out what is
disputeHouse is on
Ashdown Avenue, Burnage
character Det Deegan
of Fair City
By senan hogan
FAIR City bosses have
refused to reveal what age
the long-running garda
character is on the popular
soap – as he should be
retired if he is 60 or over.
John Deegan has been
played for nearly two
decades by veteran Dublin
actor Tommy O’Neill, who
is aged in his mid-60s in
At present, gardai must
retire when they reach
60 years of age but RTE
has refused to say if the
Carrigstown officer has
reached the milestone.
A RTE spokeswoman
said: “Det John Deegan is a
fictitious character and as
such there is no stated age
for him in Fair City.
“Fair City uses artistic
licence in creating and
Estranged father of Oasis Liam and Noel
may relocate to childhood Irish village
By Damon Wilkinson
THE estranged dad of Noel and Liam
Gallagher is facing homelessness in
Manchester and could move back to
his childhood home in Co Meath.
Tommy Gallagher has been embroiled
in a bitter legal dispute over the fate of
his semi-detached home in Burnage,
where the Oasis brothers grew up.
Despite a judge ruling that on the
balance of probabilities the 77-year-old
has been the victim of “fraud”, the sale
of the Ashburn Avenue property has
been allowed to stand.
Mr Gallagher, who separated from
Noel and Liam’s mum Peggy when they
were children, is planning to appeal the
decision, but says he is resigned to losing
the house he’s lived in since 1972.
Despite being estranged from his rock
star sons for a number of decades, he
added he wants to make them aware of
Asked what he’d say to his sons, Mr
Gallagher said: “It will upset them. I’m
sure their stomach will churn when they
find out what’s happening.
“If they want to come and buy the
house, they can come and buy the house.
“You always love the place you were
born in, don’t you?
“Where you played with the kids,
played football, went to school, them
still being big time Man City fans, they
can never get away from that.”
Mr Gallagher is still living in the threebedroom
property and doesn’t know
when he might be evicted.
The former builder is considering
moving back to his childhood home in
the village of Duleek, but says coronavirus
restrictions make that difficult.
Liam and Noel’s mother Peggy comes
from Charlestown in Co Mayo.
In the meantime, Mr Gallagher said
he’s living under a cloud of uncertainty.
He added: “It’s like hanging on a rope,
waiting for someone to let it go.
“It feels like I’m drowning every
minute. I’ve never had a feeling like this
Liam and Noel
before in my life. I worked hard on that
house. I would come home from a hard
day’s work and I’d jump up a ladder to
fix the roof. I never stopped.
“It’s terrible. I don’t like talking to
people I know about it. It’s OK talking to
a stranger, but talking to someone I
know, it’s very difficult because of all the
Mr Gallagher faced having the house
repossessed when his mortgage
deal expired, leaving him
with £27,000 outstanding
and no way to pay it.
He launched civil
proceedings after selling his
home in 2017 where he
claimed in court Thomas
Keenan, said to be a childhood
pal of Noel’s, suggested
his brother Ricky Keenan
might be able to buy his house for him.
As part of the deal, Mr Gallagher
claimed it was agreed he could live in the
property rent-free for the rest of his life.
Year Tommy Gallagher
moved into his house in
Burnage in Manchester
But it is claimed he actually signed
papers agreeing to pay £650-a-month in
rent – which he denied.
The home was sold in January 2017
and is now owned by Hanna Property
In his findings, Judge Colin Green said
the house was sold as part of an “elaborate
scheme” in which Ricky Keenan
“represented” that Hanna Property was
his company and assured Mr
Gallagher he could live there
rent-free and would be paid
further sums of money over
the following year.
In fact, Mr Keenan wasn’t
connected to Hanna and
shared a £56,000 “finder’s
fee” following the sale.
The judge’s ruling read:
“Although I have made a finding of
fraud committed against Mr Gallagher,
I have also found that this was not
carried out by or on behalf of Hanna.”
IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
BREAST CANCER campaign
honourGda Gary Sheehan
by IRA gang
to get medal
By MICHAEL O’TOOLE
A HERO garda murdered
by the IRA almost 40 years
ago is to receive the force’s
top medal for bravery on
what would have been his
Garda Gary Sheehan is
to be awarded the gold
Scott medal at a ceremony
in Dublin next Friday.
He is one of 15 members
of the force being commemorated
bravery during the rescue
of businessman Don Tidey,
kidnapped by the IRA in
Garda Sheehan, who
was just 23, and army
Private Patrick Kelly were
shot dead when they came
across the gang that had
been holding Mr Tidey for
23 weeks in Derrada Wood
in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim.
Mr Tidey was released
and the gang fled.
By TREVOR QUINN
TWO men were charged
yesterday following the
discovery by gardai of
€42,500 worth of suspected
The seizure on Wednesday
was part of Operation
Tara, targeting the use of
public transport to ferry
drugs around East Cork.
The Midleton District
Drug Unit carried out a
checkpoint on Youghal
Road and stopped a public
bus. They conducted a
search under Section 23 of
the Misuse of Drugs Act.
A spokesperson said
cannabis herb with a street
value of €35,000 was seized
while €7,500 of cannabis
herb was later found at a
residence in Waterford.
They added: “Gardai
who arrested two men,
both early 30s, have
charged both men.”
tales to stress
Brar is recovering
the first signs
By Louise Kennedy and trevor quinn Sarah Harding who lost her battle with acting quickly and visiting her GP affects you and stays with you.
A YOUNG woman has revealed she the disease on September 5.
immediately may have saved her life. I have found the whole process
is lucky to be alive after she ignored The 39-year-old singer was diagnosed Catriona warned: “Early detection is really difficult.”
the first signs of breast cancer. with advanced-stage breast cancer in the best treatment out there. You know More than 3,600 women and around
Grace Slattery was just 35 and studying
to become an advanced paramedic
your own body so if you notice anything 40 men are diagnosed with breast cancer
Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness
Month in October, women
Prab Brar is also supporting It is more common in women over 50
unusual at all, go get it checked out.” each year in Ireland.
when she noticed stiffening in her breast.
are being urged to learn the
the Care For Your Pair movement
after recently undertance
of being breast aware at every age.
but the campaign highlights the impor-
Her decision not to get the symptoms
warning signs for the
looked at for a number of months led to
going a full mastectomy at Aileen McHale, Cancer Information
her undergoing a double mastectomy The Irish Cancer Society’s
new early detection
Prab admitted she is Society, said: “If you notice anything
the age of 34.
Services Manager at the Irish Cancer
and extensive treatment.
Grace, from Galway, told the Irish campaign Care For Your
finding it hard to deal with unusual, such as changes in breast or
Mirror: “I do think if I had got myself Pair aims to get people
the aftermath of the breast armpit shape or texture, unexplained
checked at the start when I initially talking about breast health
fatigue or unexplained weight loss,
found the changes in my breast I would and learning the signs
She said: “Cancer took a lot please visit your GP without delay.”
have probably been able to avoid all of and symptoms.
more from me than I expected. Meanwhile, former Ireland rugby
Catriona Kavanagh, 38, was diagnosed
with cancer in May 2019,
ally, physically and financially mammoth 290km walking challenge
It has impacted me emotion-
captain Rory Best completed a
“I’ve been incredibly lucky since then
but everyone thinks it won’t happen to just one week after she discovered
a lump under her right
“When you complete treat-
The big-hearted 39-year-old passed
them and I was definitely one of those.”
Charities have been raising awareness breast. The mother of one said
ment, people expect you through six counties and 30 towns
following the death of Girls Aloud star LOSSSarah Harding was 39
to be normal but it all and villages during the gruelling
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 17
in ‘care for your pair’ plea
Grace Slattery, 35,
nine-day event in a bid to raise €500,000
The former Ulster skipper was all
smiles as he arrived at the site of a
proposed Daisy Lodge Cancer Fund for
Children therapeutic short break centre
in Cong, Co Mayo.
The rugby legend left Daisy Lodge in
Newcastle, Co Down, on September 7
and throughout his journey he was
joined for periods by families affected by
cancer and fellow sports stars.
Rory said: “In terms of endurance,
walking over 20 miles a day for nine days
was tough but it is nowhere near as
tough as the challenges families living
with childhood cancer face.
“Along my journey I heard some
heartbreaking and inspiring stories
from children, parents and health
“Whilst the care children diagnosed
with cancer receive in hospital is
excellent, it is clear they really benefit
from the emotional and therapeutic
support provided by Cancer Fund for
“Daisy Lodge in Newcastle can
accommodate around 500
families a year and the
charity simply cannot
meet the demand for
“They can currently
only provide short
breaks to 23% of children
cancer across Ireland
which is why a new Daisy
Lodge in Mayo is vital.”
More than €440,000 had
already been raised by the time Rory
finished his walk yesterday.
Current and former Irish and Ulster
rugby players who joined him along
the way included Tommy Bowe, Jacob
If I’d have
at the start
Stockdale, Tadhg Furlong, Rob Kearney,
Robert Balacoune, Bundee Aki and
TV chef Neven Maguire also took part
in the charity event and offered
■■To donate to Rory’s
Miles 2 Mayo for Cancer
Fund for Children, go to
ie or donate to Rory’s
JustGiving page at
walking tallRory Best
■■Members of the public
can support the Care For
Your Pair campaign by
making a donation or by hosting a
virtual collection or fundraiser on the
Irish Cancer Society’s website at www.
Vicky’s ‘Xmas at
home’ hope for
By Paul Moore
VICKY Phelan is to undergo beam
therapy in a bid to shrink the large
tumours in her lower back.
The brave mother of two hopes
the treatment will allow her to be
home in time for Christmas.
The specialised type of radiation
therapy uses protons to precisely
The CervicalCheck campaigner
is hopeful that if it achieves 20%
shrinkage and reduces the amount
of pain she is in she could hopefully
delay going for any medical
treatment, such as chemotherapy,
for up to six months.
She said this course of targeted
treatment was necessary as the
tumours are “dangerously close”
to invading her vital organs. It
should allow her to “buy myself six
months” before it grows back.
Vicky, from Mooncoin, Co
Kilkenny, added: “If I could go home
at the end of this round of
treatment I’d be home around
November. I’d be home for
“If it meant I didn’t have to go
inside a goddamn hospital for two
or three months, except for maybe
flushing out my port and
check-ups, I’d be so happy.
“It would just be the best
Christmas present to be able to be
at home with my kids and not going
to a hospital, I swear to God.”
Vicky revealed she made the
decision to pursue this therapy
after a long process of research,
consultations, applying for access
to her medical records and sending
the records to various hospitals in
order for them to review her scans
and medical history.
She said: “I think it would reduce
the amount of pain I’m in at the
moment because my pain has
definitely increased over the last
number of months due to the
increase in that tumour mass
circling my aorta.
“I have to sit down after a couple
of minutes so I’m planning where
I’m going all the time to make sure
I can sit somewhere.
“This proton beam therapy
would hopefully relieve that pain
or that pressure.”
The tumour is also close to
Vicky’s kidneys, bladder and liver. If
it grows bigger, she said: “At that
stage there’s nothing that would be
able to be done so I’m really trying
to stop it from invading organs.
“Following a consultation at
Georgetown University Hospital
last Friday, I have been deemed
eligible for proton beam therapy.
“We do not have access to
proton beam therapy in Ireland.
Patients in Ireland have to go to the
UK or elsewhere in Europe to avail
of this treatment. And so, while I
am still here in the United States, I
wanted to see if I would be eligible.
“Next steps are I am booked in
tomorrow morning to have CT
planning scans done so my team
can map out my treatment. This
process can take up to two weeks.
“Once a plan has been drawn up,
treatment takes place over five
weeks, five days a week Monday to
Friday and then I will have a scan
once finished to see how successful
the therapy was.”
IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
Irish mum arrested
raids Cash found this week
& €24k seized
at two ports
By trevor quinn
REVENUE officers have
seized €24,000 in cash and
116kg of tobacco in two
separate incidents during
the past week.
A three-month cash
detention order was
granted by Judge John
Cheatle at a sitting of
Gorey District Court in Co
Wexford yesterday after
the seizure of €10,500 cash
at Rosslare Europort.
The cash was found on
an Irish-registered vehicle
intending to board a ferry
to Bilbao, Spain.
Meanwhile, a total of
€14,460 was found on an
Irish registered freight
vehicle that had disembarked
a ferry from Bilbao.
And on Wednesday,
officers seized 116kg of
tobacco at Dublin Port in
three separate consignments
after horror smash
kills two of her kids
Smaller, 10, and
died in smash
bets are on BoyleSports
A lotto lucky
By louise kennedy
Two lucky punters have
struck gold this week
thanks to a run of lucky
A Cavan Lotto player
bagged €10,800 from a
€1.50 punt on Wednesday
when a flutter on four
numbers led to a windfall.
They beat odds of
7,200/1 by predicting
four numbers to come out
in the teatime 49s draw.
Meanwhile, a Dublin
punter struck gold as a
€1 stake turned into
customer placed the €1
punt on their online
BoyleSports account on
Wednesday’s Lotto draw.
They picked four
numbers and placed a
simple €1 accumulator on
all landing at odds of
Woman, 35, held after fears
she would flee to Ireland
By Trevor Quinn
AN Irish mum who failed to show at
court after a horror crash in England
which killed two of her kids has
A warrant had been issued for Mary
McCann, 35, after she failed to appear at
court to answer charges of two counts
of causing death by dangerous driving.
She will now face charges over
allegations she was behind the wheel
of a Vauxhall Astra which smashed
into a lorry on the M1 near Milton
Keynes last month.
McCann’s son Smaller, 10, and her
four-year-old daughter Lilly were
killed in the crash on the northbound
carriageway between junctions 14
and 15, near Milton Keynes. The lorry
driver was unhurt, but the motorway
was closed for 12 hours.
McCann, of Bamford Avenue, Sunny
Hill Derby, is alleged to have been driving
the car which collided with a Scania
HGV at about 11.10pm on August 9.
Her 13-year-old daughter had stayed
in London and was not in the vehicle.
At a hearing last Friday, Judge Francis
Sheridan issued a warrant for the
McCann’s arrest and warned she might
try to flee the country.
He said she was “likely” to “abscond”
to Ireland and stressed he wanted the
Home Office to put ports and airports
on alert for her.
Judge Sheridan added: “It is most
likely she will flee to Ireland. This is a sad
case, but by absconding to avoid the
indictment being put, is in
my view tactical.” Gardai had also been
contacted by Thames Valley Police who
were keen to be informed
if McCann returned to
However, she was
arrested on Wednesday
after she handed herself
into the authorities at
Aylesbury police station.
McCann will now
appear at Aylesbury
Crown Court at a later
She had been granted
bail before a hearing at
Aylesbury Crown Court
Mary McCann handed herself in
last Friday but did not arrive. She is
known to have links to Ireland, Derby,
Huntingdon, Luton, the Northolt and
Uxbridge areas of London.
In a statement
Thames Valley Police
said: “A woman who
was wanted for failing
to appear at court in
connection with a
fatal road traffic
collision has now been
“The woman, aged 35,
from Derby, presented
herself at Aylesbury
police station last
tragedyMcCann with her son
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
Space to spare in
freed Matthew Cummins
By eoin reynolds
A MAN who had his
quashed has been released
from prison after serving
Matthew Cummins, 27,
admitted helping the
actual killer by trying to set
fire to the deceased.
He entered the Offaly
home of Thomas Dooley in
the early hours in 2014
with two friends, James
Davy and Sean Davy.
Sean Davy was found
guilty of savagely killing
the pensioner with a baseball
Cummins and James
Davy were initially
convicted of murder but
their convictions were
overturned when the
Court of Appeal found
there was no evidence they
were involved in Mr
HOUSE ABOUT THIS
FOR A COOL €14m..
Thousand square foot
D4 home is huge by
Thousand square foot
extension is an option
for the buyer
DEMENTIA Gates in 1969
First game to
kick off with
By Tom Wilkinson
The first adult football
match with headers
outlawed will take place
later this month.
Heading will only
allowed if the ball is in the
penalty box in the first half,
while it will be banned
outright in the second half.
The fundraising game
will be held at Spennymoor
Town FC in County
Durham on September 26.
Brain charity Head For
Change and the Solan
Connor Fawcett Family
Cancer Trust will benefit.
Head for Change chairwoman
Dr Judith Gates’
husband Bill, 77, who
played for Middlesbrough
FC, has dementia.
She said: “We look with
interest to see how players
adapt. I am hoping for a
fast, skilful game.”
Dublin 4 des res comes with its
own lift and an acre of gardens
By Marita Moloney
THE most expensive house in
Ireland is up for sale in Dublin – for
The prestigious property at 73
Ailesbury Road in Ballsbridge went on
the market yesterday.
Fitted out with its own lift and an acre
of land in prime Dublin 4, the sevenbedroom
family residence spans 4,768
square feet and comes with a three hole
Built in 1913, the house sits with a
backdrop of manicured gardens and is
located on one of the Southside’s most
sought after residential roads.
Estate agents Colliers describe the
property as “a classical early-20th
century city detached home of elegant
proportions surrounded by extensive
private and secluded gardens, offering
the discerning purchaser the opportu-
nity to acquire a magnificent family
home situated on the renowned
tree lined Ailesbury Road.”
Among the features highlighted
by the agents are separate gated
entrances, several fireplaces,
including one in the entrance hall, and
formal dining and drawing rooms.
The agents added: “The property
boasts beautifully proportioned south
facing reception rooms opening out to
the spectacular terrace and gardens, as
well as a well-planned English style
kitchen and breakfast room with access
to the balustrade terrace.”
The house’s new buyers can take the
lift to the first floor where they will find
“an exquisite principal bedroom with
substantial dressing room and bathroom
suite”, as well as six bedrooms with
As for the gardens, they are laid out
Site in posh
with “wonderful secret areas interconnected
by meandering pathways”, as
well as a “wooded area with trickling
brook and rock waterfall”.
The property also has scope for major
expansion to provide an even bigger des
res with swimming pool and cinema.
Architect Joe Lawrence said: “To
substantially increase the size of the
house for future needs, it is important to
retain this special character. With
a considered design, we propose
to extend the property to 14,000 sq
ft without taking away from its
“By careful design, this can be
achieved, without damaging its
existing special qualities.”
“The design concept extends an area
of circa 10,000 sq ft of superb accommodation
for future needs, to include
cinema, wine cellar, 20m swimming
pool, sauna, steamroom and gym.”
Meanwhile, the location of the home
on Ailesbury Road means prospective
owners can enjoy what Colliers describe
as “a leafy setting in Dublin 4’s embassy
belt with the convenience of being
within walking distance of Dublin’s
central business district and St Stephen’s
20 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
We’ve EU’s biggest class sizes
LIFE OF CRIME:
by Laura Colgan
IRISH schools have the biggest
class sizes in Europe in a “national
embarrassment”, a report claims.
Education At A Glance found an
average of 24 primary school kids
– four more than the EU mean.
Countries such as Estonia,
Finland and Poland fare better with
an average of less than 20 pupils
The Irish National Teachers’
Organisation said it simply isn’t
good enough. Union chief John
Boyle added: “In the midst of a
pandemic it remains a national
embarrassment that Ireland
languishes at the bottom of the
EU class size table.
“The INTO is actively
further reductions in
class sizes in the
The report also
revealed Irish primary
teachers work longer
hours than their
counterparts in other
Hours primary school
teachers work in a year
...108 above EU average
countries – 915 hours per year
compared to the EU average of 807.
Along with the Netherlands and
Luxembourg, we provide the most
But Ireland also invests
the least in education and
was ranked in last place
out of EU countries for
investment in education.
Investment in education
hit 2.3% of gross
domestic product –
lower than the OECD
average of 3.2%.
and two pals
By nicola donnelly
GERRY “The Monk” Hutch wanted
to work as a messenger boy in his
younger days and said if he was
offered the job he would take it, we
Footage has emerged of the future
gang boss and pals being interviewed
for a TV programme in 1972 when he
was the tender age of nine.
In the clip, seen yesterday, the young
■■If he was offered a job as a messenger
boy he’d take it
■■A school he went to on Rutland Street
“didn’t learn ya much”
■■Most of the time he and his pals
played cards in the flats
■■Sherriff Street was very dangerous
with oil lorries driving through it at
■■Lorry drivers thought kids were going
to rob the lorries, and
■■He was saved from drowning by a pal
after he fell into the River Liffey.
The convicted criminal is currently in
custody in a maximum security prison
in Madrid following his arrest on the
Costa del Sol on August 12, awaiting his
The 58-year-old had been on the run
for five years and is wanted by gardai in
connection with the murder of David
Byrne at the Regency Hotel on February
During the shootings five gunmen –
including three dressed in fake Garda
uniforms and armed with AK47s – burst
into a boxing tournament weigh-in and
opened fire, killing Byrne.
The killing escalated the Kinahan-
Hutch feud which has so far claimed 18
lives. Cartel boss Daniel Kinahan, who
was in the hotel at the time, was the
target of the hit but he escaped.
Police from the Guardia Civil’s Central
Operative Unit had been tracking him
since the previous month at the request
Now, while he is being held in custody,
the old footage shines a spotlight on his
early life in the inner city.
When asked by the interviewer if he
had a job, a young, fresh faced Hutch
replied: “I’m looking for one.” And he said
he’d “like to be a messenger boy, taking
messages to people”.
“If I got a job as a messenger boy I’d
take it,” he told pals. “You’d still have
money in your pocket haven’t ya.”
Later, he gave an insight into his
school days in a conversation with two
pals in which he claimed a particular
school was “like a slaughterhouse”.
He added: “Then I went to Rutland
Street. They don’t learn ya much but it’s
good there. They let you play football.”
If I got a job as
boy I’d take
in your pocket
GERRY HUTCH Dublin
inner city, 1972
He claimed that school would give you
your books for free but “they don’t let
you bring them home”.
Hutch and his pals are filmed walking
around the inner city, in particular on
Sherriff Street near where he grew up.
He gave the interviewer a rare insight
into their childhood saying most of the
time they’d play cards in the flats while
another pal said women would
complain when they played football.
On Sundays he claimed they would
go to the pictures after dinner and
then go back home. He added: “Sherriff
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 21
STREET URCHIN TO A GANG BOSS
Old footage shows interview with
8-yr-old Hutch & inner city pals
The lads head
He tells of
Street is very dangerous. Big oil lorries
do be coming down all through the
His pal claimed the lorries would
break the lights and kids would get
knocked over by them.
The young Monk then claimed the
truck drivers throught kids were going
to rob their vehicles and he explained
how they could change the traffic lights
via a small box.
“They think the kids are going to rob
the lorries. There’s a little box and you
press it and it changes the lights. And
they just fly by and when they get to the
bridge they stop. If they see you coming
through the mirror they fly off even
when the lights are red.”
Later, it emerged that Hutch fell into
the River Liffey and was saved by
“another young fella”.
He explained: “On Sunday me and
two fellas were there. I was walking
along the edge and I fell in and another
young fella put down his coat and
pulled me up.”
Although Hutch has been regarded
as a major Irish criminal, his roots in
crime are much more localised. He
notched up his first conviction at just
eight for stealing a bottle of lemonade.
He then progressed to an outfit of
teen Dublin criminals called the Bugsy
Malone gang, named after a famous
1970s musical film about underage
mobsters and their molls.
The gang of young criminals soon
became notorious all over the city for
They specialised in raids on banks –
often jumping over counters, grabbing
what cash they could and escaping in a
matter of seconds. The teenage Hutch
quickly became the leader of the gang
and also a target of gardai.
One of their favourite tactics was to
stand on a street corner, then approach
a car as it slowed at a junction.
They would then open the door and
throw a live rat inside – terrorising the
driver and stealing what valuables they
The Monk was sent to youth jail in
the 1970s for his involvement in that
if they see you
fly off even
lights are red
GERRY HUTCH Dublin inner
IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
TRAILBLAZER Sir Clive
dies aged 81
By LOUIE SMITH
HOME computing pioneer
Sir Clive Sinclair died
yesterday aged 81.
The British inventor cut
his teeth in the tech world,
creating a range of pocket
calculators in the 1970s.
But things really took off
when he released his landmark
ZX Spectrum home
computer in 1982.
They flew off the shelves
and he was knighted.
Sir Clive later brought
out the Sinclair C5 electric
vehicle which was a flop.
Daughter Belinda said
her father had been ill for
a long period of time. He
died at his London home.
Belinda told the
Guardian: “It was ideas,
the challenge, he found
exciting. He’d come up
with an idea and say,
‘There’s no point asking if
someone wants it, because
they can’t imagine it’.”
battleStevens and Jack
in cell plea to
save his son
By David Meikle
FORMER Everton star
Gary Stevens is pleading
for a stem cell donor to
help his four-year-old son
Jack battle cancer.
The lad was diagnosed
with a rare leukaemia last
year and at first responded
well to treatment.
But he has now relapsed
and needs chemotherapy
– and a matching stem cell
donor – to get better.
Gary, 58, now a physiotherapist
living in Australia
with his wife Louise, said:
“This is the worst possible
news for all of us.”
Gary, also dad to Joshua
and Oliver, added: “He was
doing so well. It really is a
race against time.”
His old club and their
arch-rivals Liverpool are
urging fans to register with
the Anthony Nolan charity
or the World Marrow
Blue sees red
Gang of four
ragePiers set to storm off
his girl Mia
Chelsea star Reece urges fans to
help him find ‘cowardly’ burglars
by louie smith
Chelsea star Reece James urged
fans to help find “low-life” burglars
who stole his medals while he was
playing in the Champions League.
James, 21, revealed “cowardly robbers”
swiped a safe filled with his Champions
League and Super Cup winners and
Euro 2020 runners-up medals.
The England defender posted
CCTV videos on Instagram showing
the four-strong gang as they
burgled his Surrey home.
Some of the group wore balaclavas
while others carried torches.
They can be seen wrenching open
gates and rolling a safe to the road.
James wrote online: “These medals
were won representing Chelsea and
England – honours that can never be
taken away from me whether or not I
have the physical medals to prove it.
“Nevertheless, I’m appealing to
all my Chelsea and England fans
to help turn in these low-life
individuals who will never be
able to rest easy as the
evidence is mounting
model Mia McClenaghan,
22, said no one
was at the property
during the break-in.
The raid happened
on Tuesday night as
Chelsea beat Zenit St
said the probe
was in its early
stages and no
arrests had been made.
Piers: I’d have nutted Alex if I hadn’t walked off
By ASHLEigh RAINBIRDDiary Editor
Piers Morgan says he had to walk
off Good Morning Britain to avoid
headbutting “deputy stand-in
weather guy” Alex Beresford.
The pair got into a row after Piers
questioned Meghan Markle’s
he said: “I shouldn’t have walked off
when I did... because the deputy
stand-in weather guy says
“It was either that or give him a
Glasgow kiss. I decided that
wouldn’t go down very well.”
annoying enough when I worked
with him – why would I bother
now?” He also said he rarely
watches the ITV show now.
But he added: “I want them
to be successful. I put my
heart and soul into it for five
to struggle by some how.” Speaking
after being named best news
presenter at the TV and Radio
Industries Club awards, he
said news of his next “ad-
venture” was imminent.
Later it was confirmed he
honesty in her Oprah interview. Piers, 56, hasn’t spo ken to Alex, years. Obviously it’s dif ferent rowAlex will front a prime slot on Talk
Speaking at an awards ceremony, 40, since be cause “he was
with out me – they have to try Beresford TV, which launches next year.
STRUGGLES Laura Nolan
be Hell for me
By KATIE GALLAGHER
Dancing With The Stars
pro Laura Nolan admits
she feared a career-ending
injury on Hell Week.
The 26-year-old even
thought about getting her
legs insured ahead of the
hit RTE endurance show.
Dub Laura said: “Going
into the show I was
thinking to myself, maybe
I should insure my legs.
“My legs are my money
makers, what is going to
happen if I break my ankle?
My career is done.
“I threw myself into the
challenges but at the back
of my mind I was thinking
‘I can’t injure myself, I need
to be able to dance’.
“But thankfully that
The dancer is taking
part to help Women’s Aid,
a service for victims of
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
STARS John and Edward
to be the Big
Deal in USA
EXCLUSIVE By SANDRA
Jedward could be set for
US domination as they
reveal they’re in talks with
bosses at a TV network.
The Waterline singers –
twins John and Edward
Grimes – impressed Fox
bosses with their stint as
judges on The Big Deal.
John said: “A lot of the
edits have been made to
have more of us in it
because we’re bringing so
much life to it and I feel
like it is a stepping stone.
“The CEO of Fox added
us on Linkedin so we’re
having the chats with him.
“If James Corden,
Jack Whitehall and Piers
Morgan can get massive
roles in America, then we
will absolutely slay.”
The twins already own a
house in Los Angeles, a
€3million pad they bought
back in 2015.
By John Kierans
THE woman who exposed the Tuam
babies scandal last night accused
the Church, the State and the
medical profession of a cover-up.
Catherine Corless claimed relatives
won’t know if their loved ones are dead
or alive until every last body has been
dug up from the site and identified.
Many may have a brother or sister still
alive, adopted in America, and don’t
She collected 796 death certificates for
children supposedly buried on the site.
But she doesn’t know how many of these
are real or fake.
Catherine fumed: “The Government
is dilly-dallying and dragging its feet
about exhuming the bodies and digging
up the site.
“They can dig up the body of a dead
baby down in Kerry at a whim yet we in
Tuam have to have special laws passed
in the Dail to dig up our dead babies.
“The Bill is supposed to pass all stages
this current term so if that is the case it
Catherine says Church, State and
medical profession hiding truth
will be next spring or early summer
before the experts can get digging. It is
all a very slow process and very tough
on the families.
“They are sitting at home and literally
don’t know whether their loved ones are
dead or alive.
“The Minister for Children
Roderic O’Gorman visited
the site two weeks ago but
doesn’t appear to have any
sense of urgency.”
At the moment no one
really knows how many
babies went from Tuam to
America for adoption.
There is little or no documentation
various child transactions.
Catherine said: “I am sure the
documents are here in this country
somewhere. Someone has to have them.
“The State, the Church and the
medical profession are all involved in a
big cover-up and are not co-operating.
“The only way we can
find out is to dig up all the
bodies from the Tuam site
and painfully identify each
and every child using the
latest forensic science and
DNA. That way we can
discover who is dead and
who is unaccounted for.
“At least then families will
know if their loved one is
dead or missing, presumed
adopted in the US.” Most of
the children are buried in 23 separate 6ft
chambers in a disused sewerage tank
beneath the site and also in other graves
throughout the grounds which is now
largely a housing estate.
According to official records gathered
by the recent Mother and Baby Homes
Commission, 1,638 children went from
Ireland’s 14 Mother and Baby Homes
such as Tuam and four “county homes”
to America, from the 1930s through to
the 1990s before the last home closed.
The babies were sold to rich Catholic
families for adoption and in many cases
the mothers were forced to give them up
and sign documents.
Many of the illegal adoptions
happened in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
The whole tragic story was brought
to the public eye by Philomena, a movie
about Philomena Lee’s quest to find her
son, Michael, who was taken off her by
nuns and sold for adoption when he was
three. She spent her life searching but he
had died by the time she found him.
IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
Chef Joe off
By NICOLA METHVEN
Joe Swash says his journey
to the Celebrity Master-
Chef final has killed his
appetite for gravy granules.
Joe, 39, goes into battle
tonight with reality star
Megan McKenna and Paralympian
And he has vowed to
never put convenience
over flavour when cooking
for his kids and wife Stacey
Solomon in the real world.
The former I’m A Celeb
winner said: “That was the
biggest shock I had when I
went into the MasterChef
kitchen – you don’t get any
“It’s like a half-hour job
making gravy from scratch
and custard from scratch.
“But since doing
MasterChef, I can do it, so
no more ready-made stuff.”
BBC1, tonight, 8pm.
show fave Diane Sugden
after 22 yrs
By MARK JEFFERIES
Elizabeth Estensen is
retiring after playing Diane
Sugden for 22 years.
The character has been
landlady of the Woolpack
in the soap for 17 years.
Widowed Diane has had
cancer twice, been held at
gunpoint and been conned
and stabbed during her
time on the ITV show.
She has also been a
supportive mother, sister,
stepmother and grandmother
to her family.
Elizabeth, 72, who also
appeared in Corrie in the
1990s, has filmed her final
scenes but will be on
screen for several weeks.
She said: “Emmerdale
will always remain special.
I’ll miss everyone dearly.”
ITV boss John Whiston
described her as “the
queen” of the programme.
I realised how
it is. I’ve had
john whaiteon the positive
reaction to same-sex pairing
Kids making me, says Dan
BBC Breakfast star Dan Walker
revealed he signed up because his
kids begged him to.
Dan, 44, said of his brood aged
14, 12 and 10: “They sat me down at
Christmas and said, ‘Dad, if you
ever get asked again, we’d really like
you to do it’.
that age will know it’s rare to do
something your kids are fully
The presenter added he needed
some cheering up after all his
Covid coverage, saying: “The last
18 months has just been grim
story after grim story
“Anyone who’s got kids of
dancing dad Dan Walker
after grim story.”
I’m so happy
it’s not been
guys & trolls
Fans welcome same-sex pair
by NICOLA METHVEN TV Editor
John Whaite has told how he
expected to be a target of trolls for
being part of the first same-sex
male Strictly partnership… but was
instead met by a positive reaction.
And the Bake Off star turned TV chef
is delighted by the response.
John, 32, said: “The reaction has been
so positive. I genuinely did think I was
going to receive a fair bit of hate in my
inbox because you do as a gay man,
you get a lot of hate. It’s something
you grow up and you
learn to deal with.
“Shouldn’t have to,
but we do.
“And I can honestly
say that I haven’t had
a single message of
The enormity of
what John was doing
struck him as he spoke
to Matt Lucas on Radio 2
to reveal he was going to be
a Strictly contestant.
He said: “I realised how important a
step forward this is.
“Because kids who watch the show, to
have same sex role models, it’ll give
them a little bit of hope for the future. It
won’t make them grow up with the same
shame that I grew up with.
“It’s not just about queer people. It’s
about intimacy generally. Two men,
whether they’re straight or gay, can be
intimate with each other.
“I hope this comes to show that it
breaks down that notion of toxic
masculinity, which is so rife, especially
“If you look at Europe, people are
much more intimate with each other
there. So why can’t we have that here?”
On this weekend’s Strictly launch
celebs will be paired with their pro
partners. And John is hoping he gets
South African Johannes Radebe, who
danced with Caroline Quentin last year.
He said: “It has to be Johannes. It’d be
really important for him to have the
first all-male couple, it would
be a really powerful
message for him as well.
That’s not to say in the
future it has to be two
John told how he
is looking forward
most to dances that
are filled with
He said: “I want to
learn a really intense
samba and really go for it.
Or a rumba.
“I want to do the queerest outfits
possible. I want mesh. I want sequins. I
want everything on the show basically.
I want to be as glamorous as possible.”
John, who won Bake Off in 2012, said
he has no fear of criticism from the
judges. He added: “Listen, if you can
survive Paul Hollywood, you can survive
Craig Revel Horwood.”
■■Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1,
tomorrow , 7.45pm.
Corrie Katie hot to foxtrot
Actress Katie McGlynn can’t wait to
show off her “positive, fun” side after
her Coronation Street role as tragic
Sinead, who died of cancer.
Katie, 28, said: “I’m very
nervous for the viewers to see a
different side of me because I’ve
always read from a script and
When it’s very serious it can drain you.”
In reality, she is all about fun.
Katie said: “I don’t take things
too seriously so this is just my
cup of tea. I want to smile, I want
to laugh, I want to dance and
have a good time.
“And hopefully make some
done serious storylines.
funEx-Corrie star Katie
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For more weird stories
from around the globe
A pair of Canadian pets
with a unique hobby set a
Guinness World Record for
the fastest 5m on a scooter
by a dog and cat.
Owner Melissa Millett
said: “When they scoot
together the response can
only be likened to a media
frenzy over a celebrity.”
POLICE in Wisconsin
responded to an unusual
situation when multiple
911 callers reported a pair
of zebras walking down
the middle of a road.
The sheriff ’s office said
the animals belonged to a
nearby resident and he
escorted them home.
Want to stay
A cottage inspired by
the home of Winnie-the-
Pooh is available for rent in
England to celebrate the
beloved character’s 95th
The “Bearbnb” cottage,
was designed in East
Sussex’s Ashdown Forest
by artist Kim Raymond.
Power cut a
pain in asp...
Utility officials in North
Carolina said a snake was
responsible for a substation
fire that left an entire
town and the surrounding
area without power.
The Denton Fire Department
added the huge blaze
did major damage to the
First all-civilian crew to
orbit Earth in space capsule
launches crew on board
Dragon on Wednesday
astronautsCrew Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley
Arceneaux arrive for launch of the Inspiration4 mission at Kennedy Space Center
by STEPHEN WHITE
FOUR amateur astronauts have
blasted off from Florida on their
private mission to orbit the Earth.
The Inspiration4 crew, comprising one
billionaire and three “ordinary citizens”,
rode out of the Kennedy Space Center in
a Dragon capsule provided by the
SpaceX rocket company on Wednesday.
They will orbit Earth for three days.
The crew of Jared Isaacman, Hayley
Arceneaux, Dr Sian Proctor and Chris
Sembroski had six months of training.
But onboard computer systems will
be in control overseen by ground crew.
The Dragon has flown to an altitude
of 360 miles, roughly the height at which
the Hubble Space Telescope operates.
The venture was purchased from Elon
Musk’s SpaceX by Jared, 38, who made
his fortune developing systems to
process credit card payments.
Rather than go on an “outing with
fishing buddies”, he decided “to inject
real purpose into the flight”, he says.
THERE’S one person who could teach
these novices a thing or two.
Capt Samantha Cristoforetti, 45,
spent 199 days on the International
Space Station. Ahead of her return as
ISS commander and to mark the digital
Crew member Hayley, 29, works for
the medical facility that cured her of
bone cancer in childhood, St Jude
Children’s Research Hospital in
Jared is on a mission to raise awareness
and €170million for the facility.
Sian, 51, is a geoscientist and artist.
She plans to paint while looking out
from the Dragon’s domed window.
And Chris, 42, is a US Air Force veteran
and works with aerospace company
Lockheed Martin. A friend won a place
in a lottery draw to join the crew and
asked him to take the place.
SpaceX described the launch as the
first “all-civilian mission to orbit”.
This summer, billionaires Sir Richard
Branson and Jeff Bezos went above
Earth’s atmosphere in space vehicles.
Following this flight, there will be two
private visits to the International Space
Station in October and the New Year.
release of The Wonderful: Stories from
the Space Station, she talks about her
“home from home”. Watch: Jess
Saying’s Wonder Women, 2pm, today
at facebook.com/DailyMirror or later at
Billionaire joined by three
‘ordinary citizens’ for launch
FAMILYJared hugs his daughter before flight
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a crime scene
cleaner in a new
His job as
Wicky in The
Cleaner is one
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But every day
trauma cleaners get
to work removing all
traces of gore safely
Here, four crime
scene cleaners explain
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whereas I just get stuck in
– Steve Carr, 54
Steve has a crime scene cleaner superpower
– no sense of smell.
Nothing is too fetid for him to face, as a
near-fatal car crash 20 years ago left Steve
unable to detect even the stinkiest stench.
He says: “I’ve seen others retch at jobs,
whereas I just get stuck in.”
His special skill was handy when he had to
tackle a 3ft pile of human excrement left on
top of a toilet by a man with mental health
problems. The incident led to Steve being
crowned Prince of Poo by workmates.
Steve, from Sunderland, says: “Nothing
fazes me because I’m old school.
“In fact, the jobs that need extreme cleans
are the best jobs because you can really see
a difference afterwards.”
The married dad of one began working as
a trauma cleaner in 2007 after he was laid
off from building work.
He has scrubbed dirty protests from prison
walls and blood from mortuary floors. But
memories of one job still sadden him.
He recalls: “An old lady was too frail to tak
out her rubbish so a caretaker used to do it
her. When he left, everyone else said it wasn
their job and it piled up.”
It got so bad she had to crawl to get
outside. Steve continues: “No one was
looking after her. And when they
said they’d fixed her telly, they
cut the wire so she was
stuck in every day with
nothing to do.
“No grime or
gore bothers me.
But the stories
our help can
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 27
e real crime scene cleaners
as Wicky in
Our cleaners must
be very sensitive
– Ryan Colquitt, 41
After a decade working as a trauma cleaner, Ryan has spent the
last two years managing and training 100 staff at SafeGroup, a
specialist and emergency cleaning service.
He says: “Crime scene cleaners need to be very sensitive. A
family is likely to be in a very emotional state and could want to
share every nasty detail of what happened. Our cleaners have to
be able to cope not just with what they see, but what they hear,
smell and breathe in. They need a genuine drive to help people.”
Ryan, from Hertfordshire, rarely talks about his job outside
working hours. He has dealt with the aftermath of a machete
attack which left pools of blood in every room of a property and
the lift and paths outside. He cleaned up after a burglary ended in
murder and can’t forget picking up an eyeball from train tracks.
He says: “I feel lucky to know I have helped people in traumatic
situations and fortunate to have a job I can
do every day which makes an impact on
people who are struggling with a whole
spectrum of emotions.
“I constantly hear bereaved people
say, ‘I wish I could have spoken to him
one more time’.
“So every day, when I leave home,
I make sure that I’m on good terms
with my wife and my three
kids and I never hold
grudges with the wider
family or friends.”
Smell of blood will
never leave me
– Steve Broughton, 46
Steve left the corporate world to found SafeGroup 17 years ago,
and now employs 70 trauma cleaners nationwide.
His company provides a free counselling service for staff, but
he has discovered that many have their own ways of coping.
One employee who fished testicles from a toilet told
himself he was holding boiled eggs. Another tells
himself blood is ketchup and faeces is curry.
Steve, of Worthing, West Sussex, says: “I
cleaned up after a man threw himself through
a glass window. Cleaning pints of blood from
stairs I zoned out and was focused on the job.
“A couple of things haunt me. One is the smell
of a dead body, musty with a sweet undertone, and
the smell of lots of fresh blood will never leave me.”
Steve Carr &
The Cleaner, 9.30pm BBC1 tonight. Catch up on iPlayer
If I do my job well I can help
take pain and trauma away
– Yanky Blair, 41
A steel stomach and selfless heart have kept
trauma cleaner Yanky in her job since 2006.
She says: “My mum was hit and killed by a
bus. Death and tragic situations are part of life
and leave families feeling really emotional.
“I want to do what I can to help people and
make sure others don’t have to see the sad
sights of life. There are difficult moments, like
removing the little that’s left of a deceased
person from train tracks, but I get
through it by thinking of their
family and the pain they go
through when they hear the
news, and reminding myself
I’m helping in a small way.
“I think of my mum and
hope a caring person looked
after her when she died.”
No job has ever made her
vomit or faint. She says: “When I
first arrive at a job, I think, ‘What do
I have to do to make this area perfect again?’
Years ago, a man bled to death at home and a
co-worker said he couldn’t take it.
“I’ve got a certain strength, so I worked
doubly hard cleaning the blood and the clots
because I didn’t want his elderly wife to have
to see it or deal with it. I’d always do extra
things like wash the dishes too.”
Yanky never eats on a job and often takes
off her clothes outside her home in Croydon,
South London, as the smells can linger.
She says: “Yes, there are easier ways to
make an honest living. Friends are always
asking how on earth I do it and my partner
always says she couldn’t do it. But bereaved
families are already suffering so much. If I do
my job well I can help take pain, bad memories
and even more trauma away from them.
“I love my job. And if you love your job every
job is a good job. No other job makes the
difference to people’s lives like this one.”
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your problems solved
I’m scared of
stanDing up to
I’d like to find out how I can be more
assertive with my wife. I always end
up backing down because I can’t
stand the grief that comes with
challenging her on anything. She
either shouts and screams or sulks
It’s a very one-sided relationship
– basically I do what I’m told or
there’s hell to pay.
I’m sick of this unequal balance
and I feel she doesn’t respect me at
all. It never used to be like this.
What has gone wrong and what
can I do about it?
School mum accused me of
messing about with her man
I’ve found myself in a really awkward
situation and don’t know what to do
about it. When I collect my daughter
from school, I chat to one of the dads
in her class, who’s a nice guy.
We’re always joking around and,
to be frank, I’d rather speak to him
than most of the mums.
Sometimes I’ll give him a lift back
home after drop-off if the weather’s
bad, as he usually walks his daughter
To cut a long story short, his wife
came up to me in the playground
the other day and accused me of
“messing about” with her husband!
I was so shocked, I actually
laughed. She started going on about
“cosy chats” at school and inviting
him into my car.
I basically told her that her
suspicions couldn’t be any further
from the truth, and advised her to
take it up with her husband, and
then I made a swift exit.
However, I feel really angry that
I’ve been accused of something I
didn’t do and wouldn’t do, as I have
a husband and kids.
This guy is just someone I pass
time with on the school run. What
“I’m angry I’ve
I didn’t do
should I do – tell him about the
confrontation or just keep
quiet and avoid him in
This isn’t your problem
and it sounds to me as if
his wife has incredible
trust issues. Maybe he’s
had an affair in the past or she’s been
hurt by someone else.
Perhaps she thinks he fancies you
and maybe he’s got form.
Equally, though, you don’t want to
get dragged into their mess and
caught in the crossfire when it’s
really nothing to do with you.
I’d speak to the guy and explain
that you don’t want to cause a
problem between him and his wife.
If he wants more details, then
explain that she told you she’s not
happy with him talking to you or
being in your car.
I don’t think I would stop being
friendly with him, but just take a step
back for your own sake and leave the
two of them to sort it out.
It also sounds as if one or more
parents at the school are stirring
things up a bit, which could be
another reason for his wife’s anger.
Don’t enable it. I understand you
back down all the time for an
easier life, but it’s not really
making life any easier for you in
the long term because you’re
I don’t know why things
changed – that’s something for
you to think about and discuss.
However, when she starts
shouting, walk out. You should
refuse to stay and listen – explain
you will when she’s calm. She’s
almost behaving like a spoilt,
naughty child and if she screams
and shouts, she’ll get her own way.
And the same goes for the sulking.
It’s just about standing up for
yourself, not in an aggressive or
Explain that unless she can talk
to you calmly and with respect (as
an adult), then you don’t want to
have the conversation.
I’d like to reply to the
man who’s worried
about taking on his
girlfriend’s kids (Dear
Coleen, September 13).
For what it’s worth, I took
on my wife and her four boys
when I was 27. My mother
was dubious as well, but it’s
worked out great. We’ve
been married for 47 years,
had a son of our own, and
now have 29 grandchildren.
My life is brilliant and it
was the best thing I ever did.
At times, life has been a bit
up and down, but I expected
that. The decision is yours,
but I would say go for it.
Phil, South Wales
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always TOO TIRED OR BUSY TO HAVE SEX
I’m a 34-year-old mum of two
with a full-time job and, the
upshot is, I never have the time or
energy to have sex with my
husband. We’re lucky if we do it
once a month.
While neither of us seems
particularly bothered that we do
it so infrequently, I know deep
down that it’s not good for our
relationship in the long term. Any
tips on how to revive things?
You have to make the time –
even if it’s just a couple of hours
a week to spend together. What
about when the kids go to bed?
When children come along, it’s
a work in progress and it’s easy
to ignore the fact that you’re a
couple. Sex doesn’t have to be
every day but, if the lack of it is
worrying you, then tell your
hubby you don’t want to lose
the intimate side of your
relationship. The good thing is,
you’ve realised now that it could
become a problem, so sit down
and work it out.
With sex, I always think the
more you have it, the more you
want it. So, while you might have
to make an effort initially, you’ll
get into a rhythm. If all you feel
like doing at the end of the day
is flopping on the couch, then
flop on the couch together.
Sometimes you get home at
night and feel exhausted, but
why not get a babysitter?
Once you make an effort to
go out, you’ll enjoy yourself. I’m
sure when you first met, you
were staying up until all hours
and still getting up for work the
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with katie gallagher
Virgin Media One, 7pm
Rhona tries to talk to Marlon, but he’s
fuming after the assault incident with
Brenda – and then a police car arrives.
April talks to the cop about the bullying.
Bob is emotional at having to finally face
his failings as a father. He tries to talk to
Marlon but tensions soon run high.
And Moira tries to convince Matty
that compensation is the way forward,
but Cain isn’t convinced as Chas doesn’t
have the money.
It’d be a
angry when Phill
drops his car in
Virgin Media One, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Alya is stressed when the food delivery is
late. As Elaine tries to placate the diners,
Alya tries to solve the problem. But things
get worse when a customer points at a
tarantula crawling across a table.
When Phill drops his car off at the
garage, a jealous Tyrone searches it,
hoping to find something to discredit him.
And as the row over Norris’s funeral
escalates, Mary announces she’s stepping
down so Freda can sort out the whole
RTE One, 8pm
Ruby is waiting for the results of her
pregnancy test – she checks it and wells
up. Later, Martin confronts her about
why she has been lying
to him. Will Ruby come
clean that she sent
Tiffany takes the
opportunity of being
Dotty in pain
boxing partners with
Dotty to punch her in the
stomach, then a proper
fight breaks out between them.
And Rainie is agitated as she and Stuart
wait for Bernie to go to a scan.
Something is up.
In the IRISH Mirror Saturday
18 SEPTEMBER 2021
Prepare for sequins, spray tans and salsas
as TESS DALY and CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN
return for the new series of Strictly
All the new shows, soap
news and 7-day listings
More TV and film news
online at irishmirror.ie
The Late Late Show
RTE One, 9.35pm
Stars of the controversial new
TV crime drama Kin join Ryan
Legendary actor Ciaran Hinds and
rising star Clare Dunne are on hand
to chat to the Late Late audience.
Ciaran opens up on the joys of
filming in Dublin again and his
childhood spent dancing in Belfast.
The opening scenes of this third,
long-awaited season get straight
down to business. It’s a hilarious
montage of sexual encounters, all
set to The Rubinoos’ I Think We’re
This comedy drama has become a
cult hit, beginning with a focus on
teenager Otis (Asa Butterfield), who
is mostly mortified that his mother
Dr Jean Milburn (a glorious Gillian
Anderson) is an extremely candid
The show has now morphed into
more of an ensemble piece, which
Clare Dunne &
Meanwhile, Clare reveals why she
could never be a crime boss and tells
of the real stories that inspire her.
TikTok sensation Miriam Mullins,
who has amassed more than
1.6 million followers, speaks to Ryan
about living her life online and her
now famous Irish mammy.
She also gives him tips on how to
make it on TikTok.
And after his assault in Dublin
out of the sex
follows the teens at Moordale
Secondary School as they navigate
the transition to adulthood.
The school is still reeling from last
year’s chlamydia outbreak and the
discovery – and shutting down – of
Otis and his friend Maeve’s
on-campus sex clinic.
As a result, another student has
taken it upon himself to run his own
clinic, despite knowing nothing.
Meanwhile, a pregnant Jean must
summon up the courage to tell the
father – plus she has a new sex
manual to promote.
This series is refreshingly frank
last month attracted global media
attention, Olympic Taekwondo star
Jack Woolley discusses how he has
coped with being thrust into the
spotlight over the last six weeks.
He’ll talk about his road to recovery,
why he wants to inspire Ireland’s next
generation of athletes and how he
can’t wait to get back into the ring as
Tokyo slips from view.
Tuam historian Catherine Corless
THE MORNING SHOW
Jennifer Aniston and Reese
Witherspoon return for season two of
this hit US drama, which tackles
workplace power dynamics.
Picking up after the explosive
events of the season one finale, which
saw the co-anchors on The Morning
Show tell some hard truths about the
toxic, misogynistic culture at the UBA
network as it tries to emerge from the
A flashforward reveals that Bradley
(Witherspoon) is now co-anchor with
Minhaj and Reese
will be speaking about her new book
Belonging: A Memoir.
It focuses on her quest for the truth
about the Tuam Mother and Baby
Home in Galway and the events of her
Plus the fabulous Wallis Bird will
be performing her classic song To My
Bones while The Three Amigos give
the nation a Garth Brooks treat with
a special medley of his hits.
new guy Eric, while Alex (Aniston) is
holed up in a secluded lodge in Maine
writing her memoir.
Most of the action takes place as
the team prepares for the New Year’s
Eve live from Times Square special,
with the network in flux and everyone
gearing up for a promising 2020.
But there is a pandemic around the
corner that will bring the world to a
A stellar co-cast includes Hasan
Minhaj, Billy Crudup, Steve Carell and
Julianna Margulies as a news anchor.
And bad news for binge watchers –
episodes will drop weekly.
30 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
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8.05 Impossible Gameshow. (R)
9.00 Father Brown Drama. (R)
9.55 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
10.50 Dr Phil Talk show; Weather
11.45 Shortland Street Drama.
12.15pm Still Open All Hours (R)
12.45 Telly Bingo Gameshow.
1.00 RTE News; Weather
1.30 Home and Away Ziggy opts
to visit Dean at the hospital.
2.00 Neighbours Sheila tries to
address Evelyn’s cold attitude.
2.30 Fair City Phoebe unwittingly
makes up Damien’s mind. (R)
3.00 EastEnders Martin secretly
visits Stacey in prison. (R)
3.30 RTE News Headlines.
3.40 Call the Midwife Jenny
and Sister Evangelina assist
at the birth of a baby
with spina bifida. (R)
4.40 Room to Improve A couple in
Dublin draw inspiration for
their home from California. (R)
5.40 Nuacht The day’s headlines.
6.00 The Angelus (R)
6.01 RTE News; Weather
7.00 TRTE Children’s shows.
12.05pm Scooby-Doo! Mystery
12.30 Ben 10 Double bill.
12.55 Millie Inbetween: Access
All Areas (R)
1.25 The Dumping Ground (R)
2.00 Drop Dead Weird (R)
2.30 4 O’Clock Club (R)
3.00 Junior MasterChef (R)
3.35 Danny & Mick (R)
4.00 World’s End (R)
4.20 news2day (R)
4.30 The Simpsons Hour-long
episode. Mr Burns crosses
paths with a hip-hop mogul.
5.00 The Goldbergs Adam worries
that his cool grandpa may
finally be slowing down.
5.30 Shortland Street Longrunning
hospital drama set in a
New Zealand accident and
emergency ward. (R)
6.00 Neighbours Sheila tries to
address Evelyn’s attitude. (R)
6.30 Home and Away Ziggy opts
to visit Dean instead of
working at the Garage. (R)
6.10am The Six O’Clock Show (R)
7.00 Ireland AM Magazine
programme featuring health,
safety and education reports,
entertainment news and
interviews with personalities
making the headlines.
10.00 This Morning Daily magazine,
featuring a mix of celebrity
chat, showbusiness news,
lifestyle features, topical
discussion, health and beauty
advice and more.
12.30pm News at 12:30
1.00 The Chase Double bill. Quiz,
hosted by Bradley Walsh. (R)
3.00 Loose Women Topical debate
from a female perspective.
4.00 Paul O’Grady: For the Love
of Dogs A playful pug that
needs an operation to help its
breathing difficulties. (R)
4.30 Judge Judy Double bill.
Real-life small-claims cases.
5.30 News at 5.30
6.00 The Six O’Clock Show
Chat show, featuring celebrity
interviews, food from leading
chefs and guidance on
a wide range of topics.
6.00am Breakfast News headlines.
9.15 Morning Live Magazine.
10.00 Crimewatch Live
10.45 Close Calls: On Camera
11.15 Homes Under the Hammer
The development of properties
in Kent, Nottinghamshire and
west London. (R)
12.15pm Bargain Hunt
1.00 BBC News at One; Weather
1.30 BBC Newsline; Weather
1.45 Unbeatable Quiz show.
2.30 The Repair Shop An antique
skeleton clock, a giant teddy
bear and a transistor radio are
restored by the experts.
3.00 Escape to the Country
Ginny Buckley helps a
former army couple find
a new home in Devon. (R)
3.45 Garden Rescue A Pontypridd
couple seek a space in which
they can enjoy the wildlife.
4.30 Antiques Road Trip James
Braxton and Irita Marriott
head to the final auction.
5.15 Pointless Quiz show.
6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather
6.30 BBC Newsline; Weather
6.15am Homes Under the
Hammer The development
of houses in in Derby and
South and West Yorkshire. (R)
7.15 Garden Rescue (R)
8.00 Sign Zone: The House
That £100K Built (R)
9.00 BBC News at 9
10.00 BBC News
12.15pm Politics UK
1.00 Eggheads (R)
1.30 Make Me a Dealer (R)
2.15 The Big Painting Challenge
The artists visit the National
Portrait Gallery. (R)
3.15 The Hairy Bikers’ Bakeation
Si King and Dave Myers seek
out the best baking in Europe,
beginning in Norway. (R)
4.15 Madagascar, Lemurs and
Spies: Natural World (R)
5.15 Flog It! Interesting finds. (R)
6.00 Richard Osman’s House of
Games Kaye Adams, Mark
Chapman, Philip Glenister and
Thanyia Moore compete.
6.30 Take a Hike B&B owner
Colin hosts the last
Devon hike on a trail from
Greenway to Dartmouth.
7.00 Nationwide Current affairs.
7.30 The Zoo Lumara and Kitabu
welcome a new okapi calf, the
first of its kind to be born at
Dublin Zoo, and Cahaya the
siamang gibbon is in need of
an emergency blood
8.00 EastEnders Martin confronts
Ruby about her lying to him.
8.30 Cat Hospital A prize-winning
Maine Coon needs a new
home as it is feeling stressed
out living in such a large
group of other cast, so Clare
tries to help owner Claudia.
9.00 RTE News; Weather A
round-up of the latest national
and international news.
9.35 The Late Late Show Ryan
Tubridy hosts the light
entertainment show, officially
the world’s second longestrunning
late-night talk show,
featuring music, in-depth
interviews and discussions on
the stories that have the nation
talking. As usual, a galaxy of
celebrity guests appear to
reflect on their life and times,
and promote their current
11.25 FILM Song for a Raggy Boy
(2003, 12) A widower is hired to
teach at a strict Catholic
reformatory school, but the
harsh regime soon fires his
anger, leading to a series of
confrontations with the
heavy-handed priests in
charge of the establishment.
Fact-based drama set in 1939,
starring Aidan Quinn. ★★
1.10am Casualty. Duffy finally lets
Charlie in on her big secret. (R) 2.10
Telly Bingo (R) 2.20 Nationwide (R)
2.45 Dr Phil (R) 3.30 Doctors (R)
7.00 Young Sheldon The
youngster gets a summer job
at the local train museum. (R)
7.25 Coast Australia The team
explores the Pilbara region of
Western Australia, with Tim
Flannery finding out about
British atomic testing. (R)
8.25 Top Gear Nepal Special
Presenting trio Paddy
McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff
and Chris Harris set off on
a trek from Kathmandu,
capital of Nepal, to the
Forbidden City of Lo
9.50 FILM The Specialist (1994,
18) An explosives expert is
reluctantly persuaded out of
retirement by the charms of a
vengeful woman bent on
destroying the gang that
murdered her parents. He
carries out a series of
assassinations, but finds
himself caught in a deadly
game of cat and mouse
when one of his targets
hires a former colleague
to track him down. Action
thriller, starring Sylvester
Stallone, Sharon Stone,
James Woods, Rod Steiger
and Eric Roberts. ★★★
11.55 Bachelors Walk With Jane
packing their belongings
ahead of the move to the new
flat, Michael ignores Jimmy’s
protests and decides to meet
Rachel for lunch. Comedy
drama, with Simon Delaney. (R)
12.40am Live at the Apollo. Darren
Harriott introduces stand-up
performances by Jessica Fostekew
and Stephen Bailey. (R) 1.35 Friday
Night Dinner. The house is in a mess
due to building work, Mum takes
refuge in the shed because of a mouse.
(R) 2.05-6.00am EuroNews
7.00 Emmerdale Bob is emotional
and Marlon is furious.
7.30 Coronation Street Alya
experiences a trying day at
work, Tyrone hunts for a way
to discredit Phill, and Max’s
poor performance at school
gives cause for concern.
8.00 News at 8 The latest national
and international headlines.
8.30 Coronation Street Alya turns
to Zeedan for help after a
costly blunder, Tyrone tackles
Phill with his discovery, and
Freda disapproves of
Gemma’s choice for Aled.
9.00 Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow
The comedian hosts an
updated version of The Price
Is Right, with eight players
invited to ‘come on down’ to
contestants’ row to guess the
value of a host of prizes.
10.00 FILM Law Abiding Citizen
(2009, 18) A man is forced to
witness the murder of his wife
and daughter, and is driven to
despair when one of the
perpetrators walks free at trial.
Years later, he begins a
campaign of vigilante violence,
seeking revenge on the killers
and the justice system that
failed to punish them,
particularly an assistant district
attorney who allowed the
defendant to make a deal
during the court proceedings.
Thriller, with Gerard Butler and
Jamie Foxx. ★★★
12.10am Gogglebox Ireland. Telly
addicts review the week’s viewing. (R)
1.10-3.05am Vera. DCI Stanhope
investigates a murder at a remote
country house, but no sooner does she
arrive, than a second body is
discovered and a connection starts to
emerge between the victims. (R)
7.00 The One Show Live chat and
topical reports, with Ronan
Keating and Rylan Clark-Neal.
7.30 Question of Sport With
Amy Williams, Leon Osman,
Anna Hopkin and Anton Du
Beke. Light-hearted quiz,
hosted by Paddy McGuinness.
8.00 EastEnders Martin confronts
Ruby to ask why she has
been lying to him, while Dotty
and Tiffany come to blows.
8.30 Would I Lie to You?
With Johnny Vegas, Alex
Jones, Martin Lewis and
Anna Maxwell-Martin. (R)
9.00 Celebrity MasterChef The
three remaining contenders
compete in the final, tasked to
cook and present a threecourse
meal for judgement by
John Torode and Gregg
Wallace. Last in the series.
9.30 The Cleaner Wicky tries
to help a pompous novelist
with two problems – his
grandmother has just died in
his living room and he has
writer’s block. Comedy, written
by and starring Greg Davies,
with guest star David Mitchell.
10.00 BBC News at Ten
10.25 BBC Newsline; Weather
10.35 Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit
A stand-up performance at the
Royal Opera House, Covent
Garden, with the comedian
sharing tales from more than
20 years as an entertainer.
11.35 FILM The Graduate (1967,
12) A naive college graduate
is seduced by a middle-aged
woman, only to fall in love
with her daughter. Comedy
drama, starring Dustin
Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and
Katharine Ross. ★★★★★
1.20am Weather for the Week Ahead
1.25-6.00am BBC News
7.00 MOTDx Football discussion.
7.30 Remarkable Places to Eat
Nisha Katona takes Fred
Sirieix to San Sebastian for a
meal at one of the world’s top
restaurants and to visit a tiny
sports bar to learn the secrets
of the perfect tortilla. (R)
8.30 Gardeners’ World Toby
Buckland gives tips on
maintenance for borders,
and singer-songwriter Billie
Marten shares her passion for
growing vegetables. Adam
Frost reports from his garden
with a seasonal catch-up.
9.30 The North Water Sumner’s
adventure turns into a
nightmare when one of the
crew is murdered and he
can’t escape a feeling that
Henry Drax is the culprit.
Meanwhile, Drax has a daring
opportunity to escape, but
must convince Cavendish to
help him. Mystery, starring
Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell,
Stephen Graham, Sam Spruell
and Gary Lamont.
10.30 Newsnight The day’s
important national and
international news stories.
Presented by Kirsty Wark.
11.05 Fever Pitch: The Rise of the
Premier League A look at the
title race between Blackburn
Rovers and Manchester
United in the 1994-95 season,
assessing the impact of Eric
Cantona’s ban for attacking a
Crystal Palace supporter. (R)
12.05am FILM Life on the Line (2015,
15) The head of a power line team is
sent in to fix the grid just as a huge
storm hits Texas. Action thriller, starring
John Travolta and Kate Bosworth.
★★★ 1.35 Sign Zone: Dirty Secrets
of the Cigarette Business: Panorama
(R) 2.05-6.35am This Is BBC Two
6.00am Good Morning Britain 9.00
Lorraine 10.00 This Morning 12.30pm
Loose Women 1.30 ITV News 1.55 UTV
Live 2.00 Judge Rinder 3.00 Tenable
3.59 UTV Weather 4.00 Tipping Point
5.00 The Chase. Bradley Walsh presents.
6.00 UTV Live The day’s headlines.
6.30 ITV Evening News Today’s reports.
7.00 Emmerdale Marlon is furious.
7.30 Coronation Street Tyrone hunts
for a way to discredit Phill.
8.00 UTV Life Stories and studio guests.
8.30 Coronation Street Alya needs help.
9.00 Grantchester The apparent suicide of
a councillor prompts an election.
10.00 ITV News at Ten Headlines.
10.30 UTV Live The day’s stories.
10.45 FILM Rocky (1976, 12) Boxing
drama, with Sylvester Stallone. ★★★★
12.50am Home Shopping 3.00 FYI Extra
3.15 Martin & Roman’s Weekend Best!
4.05-6.00am ITV Nightscreen
6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Modern Wheels
or Classic Steals 8.00 Ultimate Movers
9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00
American Pickers 12.00noon Top Gear
2.00 Cop Car Workshop 3.00 Top Gear
5.00 Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico
6.00 QI XL Extended edition.
7.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games
With Beattie Edmondson, Amol Rajan,
Gaby Roslin and Hugh Dennis.
7.40 Would I Lie to You? At Christmas
8.20 QI With Jeremy Clarkson, Sandi
Toksvig and Danny Baker.
9.00 QI XL Extended edition. With Chris
Addison, Sara Cox and Sue Perkins.
10.00 Mock the Week Topical comedy.
10.40 Would I Lie to You? Panel show.
11.20 Taskmaster Comedy challenges.
12.20am Have I Got a Bit More News
for You. Satirical quiz. 1.20 Would I Lie to
You? At Christmas 2.00 QI 2.30 Insert
Name Here 3.15 Room 101
6.00am Hollyoaks 7.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA 8.00 Melissa & Joey
9.00 How I Met Your Mother 10.00 The
Big Bang Theory 11.00 The Goldbergs
12.00noon Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.00
The Big Bang Theory. Four episodes.
3.00 Mike & Molly 4.00 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine 4.30 Married at First Sight
UK 5.30 The Big Bang Theory
6.00 The Big Bang Theory Double bill.
7.00 Hollyoaks Sylver is finally home.
7.30 Young Sheldon Sitcom spin-off.
8.00 The Great Celebrity Bake Off
for Stand Up to Cancer Jeremy
Paxman, Joe Wilkinson, Sally Lindsay
and Georgia Toffolo take part.
9.00 FILM Red (2010, 12) Action thriller,
starring Bruce Willis. ★★★
11.10 Naked Attraction
12.15am Naked Attraction 1.20 Gogglebox
2.25 First Dates 3.20 The Big Bang
Theory 3.45 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
4.10-5.00am The Goldbergs
6.00am Countdown 6.40 Cheers 7.40 The
King of Queens 9.05 Frasier 10.30
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA
11.25 Channel 4 News Summary 11.30
Find It, Fix It, Flog It 12.30pm Steph’s
Packed Lunch 2.10 Countdown 3.00 A
Place in the Sun 4.00 The Great House
Giveaway 5.00 Four in a Bed 5.30 Come
Dine with Me 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30
Hollyoaks 7.00 Channel 4 News
8.00 Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It
Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer meet a
couple in High Wycombe.
9.00 NEW Gogglebox The armchair critics
share their opinions on this week’s TV.
10.00 Highlife Docu-ality series.
11.05 FILM The Huntsman: Winter’s War
(2016, 12) Fantasy adventure, starring
Chris Hemsworth. ★★★
1.10am Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA
2.00 Celebrity Undercover Boss USA
2.50 Come Dine with Me 5.05-6.00am
Location, Location, Location
6.00am Love Bites 6.55 Ellen’s Game
of Games 8.00 Emmerdale 9.00
Coronation Street 10.00 Dress to Impress
11.00 Love Bites 12.00noon Emmerdale
1.00 Coronation Street 2.00 Supermarket
Sweep 3.00 Dress to Impress 4.00 Love
Bites. Kyle from Newcastle hopes that his
love of good food will help him pick his
perfect date. 5.00 You’ve Been Framed!
6.00 Catchphrase Celebrity Special
7.00 Superstore Double bill.
8.00 Bob’s Burgers Double bill.
9.00 Ready to Mingle The partners cause
havoc as they take over for the day, while
a new man arrives in an attempt to break
up the love triangle. Katherine Ryan hosts.
10.00 Family Guy Animated comedy.
11.25 American Dad! Double bill.
12.25am Bob’s Burgers 1.20 Superstore
2.10 The Emily Atack Show 2.45 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records 3.15
FYI Extra 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping
Freeview 13 Freeview 18
6.00am Teleshopping 7.25 Doctor Finlay
8.25 The Bill 9.30 Classic Holby City
10.55 Classic Casualty 12.00noon
The Bill 1.00 Classic EastEnders 2.20
Peak Practice 3.20 Bergerac 4.20 Auf
Wiedersehen, Pet 5.15 Birds of a Feather
6.00 Bread Freddie receives his court date.
6.40 ’Allo ’Allo! Classic comedy.
7.20 Last of the Summer Wine
A retired jewel thief regales the village
with a series of fanciful tales.
8.00 Father Brown The priest is
determined to find out why the
body of a young man was taken
from his graveyard. Fifties-set crime
drama based on the stories by GK
Chesterton, starring Mark Williams.
9.00 The Doctor Blake Mysteries The
medic investigates a fire fighter’s death.
10.00 New Tricks Pilot episode of the
crime drama, starring Amanda Redman.
12.00m’t Bad Girls 1.10 Waking the
Dead 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.15 A Place in
the Sun 11.05 Escape to the Chateau:
DIY 12.10pm Heir Hunters 1.10 Four in a
Bed. Five episodes. 3.50 Find It, Fix It,
Flog It 5.55 The Secret Life of the Zoo
6.55 Escape to the Chateau: DIY
Erin and JB launch their chateau business
by opening it up to the locals, while May
holds her health and wellbeing retreat.
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin McCloud
revisits Kelly and Masoko Neville, who
built an oak-framed, straw-baled
hexagonal house in 2005, and learns if
they have found the idyllic life they craved.
9.00 24 Hours in A&E Double bill. The
medics treat a doorman who was
stabbed multiple times; the stories of
patients who are facing adversity head-on.
11.05 Emergency Helicopter Medics Two
motorcyclists need specialist care, as the
medics try to save the life of Pete.
12.10am Father Ted 1.15 24 Hours in
A&E 3.25-3.55am Father Ted
6.00am Milkshake! 9.15 Jeremy Vine 11.15
The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door
12.15pm 5 News at Lunchtime 12.20
Traffic Cops 1.15 Home and Away 1.45
Neighbours 2.15 FILM Killer in Red (2018,
PG) Thriller, starring Tammin Sursok. ★★★
4.00 Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun 5.00
5 News at 5 5.30 Neighbours 6.00 Home
and Away 6.30 5 News Tonight
7.00 Secret Scotland with Susan Calman
8.00 NEW The Cotswolds with Pam Ayres
9.00 NEW Lighthouses: Building the
Impossible Why building the world’s first
rock lighthouse was such an achievement.
10.00 Greatest Hits of the 80s
11.25 Swayze: The Demons & the Dance
12.50am Entertainment News on 5 1.00
The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show 3.00
Entertainment News on 5 3.05 Secrets of
Tutankhamun’s Treasures 3.55 The Funny
Thing About Love and Sex 4.45 Wildlife
SOS 5.10 House Doctor 5.35 Thomas &
Friends 5.50-6.00am Fireman Sam
6.30am The Chase 7.30 Dress to
Impress 8.30 Pressure Pad 9.30
Tipping Point 10.30 The Chase
11.30 Dress to Impress 12.30pm
Pressure Pad 1.30 Gino’s Italian
Coastal Escape 2.00 Emmerdale
3.00 Coronation Street 4.00 Tipping
Point 6.00 The Chase. Quiz show.
7.00 The Chase Alex, Mark, Bev and
Diana take part in the quiz.
8.00 Celebrity Catchphrase With
Richard Ayoade and Katie McGlynn.
9.00 Ready to Mingle A new arrival
enters the house to help Sophia.
10.00 Schitt’s Creek Double bill.
11.00 Coronation Street Double bill.
12.00m’t Emmerdale. Marlon is
furious. 12.30 The Graham Norton
Show 1.30 Love Island: Australia
2.30 Eggheads 3.00 The Royal
Today 3.30-3.50am Schitt’s Creek
4.30 Kentucky Bidders 5.00-
6.00am The Chase Australia
7.00am The Chase Australia 8.00
Gino’s Italian Escape 8.30
Teletubbies 9.00 Inside Paddington
Station 10.00 Loose Women 11.00
Heartbeat 12.00noon The Chase
Australia 1.00 Inspector Morse 3.00
Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover
4.00 The Royal 5.00 Heartbeat 6.00
Inspector Morse. Detective drama.
8.00 Heartbeat Paul Nicholas guest
stars as a Swedish sailor who may
not be telling the truth about the
contents of the coffin he’s escorting.
9.00 Lewis A parcel bomb claims the
life of genius mathematician Adam
Capstone, and as Lewis and
Hathaway investigate, suspicion falls
on the victim’s spurned wife.
11.00 Tonight at the Palladium
Featuring Blondie and Imelda May.
12.00m’t Wentworth Prison 1.00
This Morning 3.15-3.40am
The Royal Today. Medical drama.
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
7.00am Cula 4 7.30 Cula 4 na nOg
10.30 Cruthaim 10.40 Ainmhi 999
11.10 The Irish RM 12.10pm A
Chef’s Life 12.40 Garrai Glas 1.10
Murder, She Wrote 2.05 Weakest
Link 3.00 Cula 4 na nOg 4.00 Cula 4
5.52 An Aimsir Laithreach 5.55
Domhan an Dulra. Last in the series.
6.57 An Aimsir Laithreach
7.00 Nuacht TG4 The day’s headlines.
7.30 Frank O’Connor – Idir dha
Shruth Profile of the writer.
8.30 Oiche Chultuir sa Ghaeltacht
Musicians and artists.
9.30 Samhlu 2020 Performances
from Roundstone, Co Galway.
11.02 An Aimsir Laithreach
11.05 FILM Man Without a Star (1955,
PG) King Vidor’s Western, starring Kirk
Douglas and Jeanne Crain. ★★★★
12.45am Se Mo Laoch. Mairead Ni
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present him with a cheque. From
there, Bob slowly became more and
more involved in performing and
writing, and the show went from
strength to strength before being
commissioned by Channel 4 in 1990.
Bob ditched the day job and
embraced his new-found rock ’n’ roll
status, hobnobbing with the likes of
Jarvis Cocker and Liam Gallagher.
He invited Groucho Club drinking
buddies to appear on their most
popular show Shooting Stars and
went on to make a series of wellloved
shows with Vic, from Catterick
to House Of Fools. But he happily left
the showbiz life behind after meeting
his partner Lisa and becoming a
father of two.
Open heart surgery in 2015 was
clearly a defining experience but
survival gave Bob a new lease of life.
Filming Gone Fishing with Paul
Whitehouse, now into its fourth
series, helped him find his own voice
in front of the camera.
He ends by pleading with readers to
take “a quiet one” under their wing
and encourage them to shine.
We owe Vic a debt of gratitude for
leading the inimitable Bob Mortimer
into the spotlight.
by CHARLOTTE HEATHCOTE
Mum’s The Word
When DJ Ashley James found
out she was pregnant, she
vowed not to follow in the
footsteps of other celeb parents
and start a blog or podcast. Yet
when her son Alfie was born six
months ago, she was overwhelmed by the support
she received from fellow parents.
So her new podcast explores what it is like to be
a mum and she has no-holds-barred discussions
In the first episode, Ashley tells influencer Roxie
Nafousi how she never thought of herself as
maternal until she had Alfie, and explains how she
navigated the shift in her identity.
It’s 1944 and in a
three sisters are living under Nazi
Nurse Hélène sees it as her
duty to care for her sisters –
headstrong Elise who has joined
the Resistance and dreamer
Florence who longs for
everything to return to how it
was before the war. But one night
the sisters’ quiet lives are turned
upside down when Allied fighters
knock on their door in dire need
of help and they all find
themselves in deadly peril.
Dinah Jefferies, author of
bestselling The Tea Planter’s
Wife, is a wonderful writer and
her story of wartime bravery is a
joy to read, full of evocative
descriptions of life in rural France.
Ace tennis players Joy and Stan
married for nearly 50 years but,
when Joy vanishes after sending
baffling text messages to her
four children, police suspect the
Even more suspiciously, Stan’s
face is covered in scratches and
he refuses to discuss the blazing
row he had with his wife before
As the Delaney offspring
struggle to make sense of their
parents’ relationship, they wonder
if they really knew them at all.
Moriarty is the bestselling
author of Big Little Lies and Nine
Perfect Strangers which have
both been turned into successful
Not surprisingly, TV rights have
already been snapped up for this
No Time To Die:
The Official James
After repeated delays due to the
pandemic, the new film in the
James Bond franchise will finally
come to cinemas this month.
And to mark the occasion, this six-part podcast
series takes listeners behind the scenes of one of
the world’s most famous movie series.
Listen in to interviews with Daniel Craig, who
speaks about taking on the role for the fifth time,
and hear from co-stars Rami Malek and Naomie
Harris. Billie Eilish and composer Hans Zimmer also
discuss the new theme song and soundtrack.
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
Allegra, known to
her friends as
Freckles, works as
a parking warden, poses nude
for money and sometimes sleeps
But she starts to reconsider her
life after she slaps a parking ticket
on a Ferrari and the car’s furious
owner tells her that everyone is
the average of the five people
they spend the most time with.
Apart from her dad, Allegra has
no one she can count on – her
mother left when she was a baby
and her ex-boyfriend has gone off
with her best friend – so she
resolves to find a new set of five
people to share her life with.
Cecelia Ahern never follows the
crowd and her latest novel is a
delight – funny, thought provoking
Hilary Jones is Good
resident doctor so
it’s no surprise that his debut
novel is awash with fascinating
A sweeping historical drama set
during the First World War, it’s the
story of two idealistic teenagers
who join the war effort in 1914 and
eventually fall in love.
Grace, spirited daughter of an
aristocrat, works as a nurse at a
French field hospital while
dockworker’s son Will serves
as a stretcher bearer on the
frontline and has ambitions to
become a doctor.
Squeamish readers might baulk
at graphic descriptions of
childbirth, battlefield surgery
and the brutality of war but this is
an enthralling tale and Jones’
medical expertise never gets in
the way of the action.
by EMMA LEE-POTTER
It’s The Economy
Ever wondered what the
national debt is and how it
In this new eight-week series,
presenter Nicola Walton
explains complex economic
ideas in just 15 minutes. So, in the time it takes to
have a coffee break, listeners can gain an insight
into how bad inflation can get, or why the gender
pay gap is bad for the economy.
In the first episode, former head of the civil
service Gus O’Donnell explains why a country
having a high GDP doesn’t always mean people are
living well – and how prostitution and illegal drugs
play a role in official calculations.
34 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
House might’ve been one
of the greatest Irish
bands, but don’t hold
your breath about them
ever jumping on any
“Love of the Eighties” nostalgia bandwagon
for a Big Fat Merry-Go-Round
Fergal Bunbury was always
convinced it was the end of the long
and winding road when they played
their last concert to a full house at the
Olympia in 1997.
“We advertised that final gig as the
last gig and we meant it,” Fergal told
“I didn’t even have an amp after
that. I just didn’t even pick it up. I said,
‘Listen, that’s it’.
“And then over the years people
have often got in touch saying, ‘Do
you want to get the band back
together and do this?’
“And we said no. I don’t like when
bands get back together. I think we’re
all creative people – just come up
with a new name.”
The old hackneyed phrase, “The
queen is dead, long live the queen,”
sprung to mind when the band’s
frontman Dave Couse and Fergal,
going under their new moniker A
House Is Dead, performed as a duo at
Vicar St in 2019.
“We could’ve kept the name and a
lot of people were saying we should.
But we’re very single-minded,” he said.
“I think A House Is Dead is perfect
because you know it’s A House but it’s
not. Because it wasn’t A House, it was
me and Dave
“We didn’t want people to come
along thinking, ‘Oh, it’s the same
“It was inspired by The Pixies. I
always admired The Pixies’ last
compilation album Death
to the Pixies.
“Now they’ve since gone
out and been The Pixies
again. They should’ve just
called themselves Pixies Are
They first performed
together as A House Is Dead
after their seminal record I
Am The Greatest was the
recipient of the National
Concert Hall/IMRO Trailblazer
award in 2019.
They’re only the second ever band
to be honoured with this accolade.
Microdisney got the same seal of
approval for The Clock Comes Down
the Stairs album in 2018.
The Vicar St gig was all
the more emotional
because Dave’s daughter
Eva, who sings, and Fergal’s
daughter Mairead, who
plays the drums, made a
joint guest appearance.
They’d also performed at
the NCH award ceremony
“The two girls did I Am Afraid,
which on the original record is Dave
talking about the fears you have in
“And that was coming from an
older person and this was just like a
child saying, ‘Listen, I am afraid as
‘‘ This is like
our gift to the
world – you
can pay us if
is making A
of A House, Dave
Couse and Fergal
Bunbury, are sharing
their back catalogue
of songs... for free
“And then when the two of them
were singing it in harmony it just
became this really powerful moment.
“There was like a ten-minute
standing ovation for the two of them,
which was great to see.
“It was very emotional.
The whole thing was very
emotional. I think if
anyone was holding back
the tears that sorted it all
Fergal doesn’t rule out
the idea of A House Is
Dead performing again.
“I think there’s a possibility.
We’ve actually written songs for
A House Is Dead, just before the initial
lockdown. I was up in Cavan with
Dave. We wrote ten songs,” he
In the meantime, A House fans
should be tickled pink with the news
that Fergal and Dave
have decided to release
their entire back catalogue’s
worth of rare and previously
Known as the Pre Extinction Tapes
project, the first two albums in a
series of a half dozen (digital only)
long-players are out now – The
Darker Side and Greatness and Ignorance,
which was released this month.
And even better still, they’re all
being made available for free.
“This is like our gift to the world –
you can pay us if you want,” he said,
“If you want to buy it on iTunes, buy
it and we’ll get a bit more money.
“If you want to stream it on Spotify
we’ll get money but it might take 30
years. It doesn’t matter.”
He added about the Greatness and
Ignorance album: “Dave and I
recorded these songs on a four-track
Without any major label behind
them it would come at an exorbitant
cost to master these tapes in the
studio for any self-released CD.
“It would be just ridiculous,” he
“The best thing you can do is download
this and make a cassette yourself
– that’s how we listened to it when we
“I want to get beyond reissue of
vinyl thing and putting B-sides on it,
and hoping for the best.
“I want to get beyond charging
people 35/40 quid for a record. Ridiculous.
“It’s a big ask we’re going for but I
think if you don’t reach for some big
idea you’re doomed.
“We want to be post- music business.
All this technology is available,
let’s not wait for someone else to put
out our record. I can put out a new
record by us by the end of the month.
“If we’re going to release something
(on physical formats) it’ll be new stuff.
This is old stuff and it’s like a gift that
A House made
their mark with
we’re giving away.”
Saying all that, Fergal
doesn’t rule out the possibility
of one day reissuing I
Am The Greatest on vinyl
copies are now going for
about 120 quid on eBay.
But next up will be the
third album in this series
called Almost Film Noir, which
also includes stuff from the I
Am The Greatest era. It’s due
out on September 30.
“The Pre Extinction Tapes
project is much more ambitious
than a reissue with
b-sides and demos,” Fergal
“I’m trying to lay out the whole
history of a band. It’s everything we’ve
done. When everything is out it will
be called A House in Wonderland.
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 35
with JASON O’TOOLE
“Most of the time you just see the
release of singles and LPs.
“But with this, I want to show
everything: the demos, the
four-track stuff, the live stuff.
The history of a band is not
just their main releases.
“After I Am The Greatest came out,
for example, we – me and Dave –
wrote songs and that’s what this
latest batch (Greatness and Ignorance)
is. It’s songs that we wrote after
I Am The Greatest.”
The tracks from Greatness and
Ignorance had slipped through the
cracks because A House found themselves
in a totally mad situation when
I Am The Greatest was first released.
EMI reissued the album soon after
indie label Sentana Records who –
crazy as it sounds now – were unable
to get enough copies of it into stores.
“It was so well received it was
kind of overwhelming at the
time,” Fergal recalled.
“Endless Art was the most
Dave Couse on
stage with A House
at Town & Country
Club, London in 1992
played track on BBC Radio One. It was
single of the week. But we’d no copies
in the shops!
“Everyone was playing it at the
time. Everybody. It was played at football
stadiums, it was played everywhere,
but you couldn’t get it.
“And then when EMI came in and
rereleased it, we kind of lost a year.
“Well, not lost a year, but you know
what I mean: we went back out on the
road to promote that and it came out
again, and the single came out again.
“But everyone had played it on the
radios, so they didn’t want to play it
“So, we lost a bit of time there and
then when that was done we went
back and started writing more new
“So these ones got lost. We never
even played these live.
“They were scattered on various
tapes that I had. I’ve been going
through all these old tapes of demos
and stuff, trying to put together this
whole thing during lockdown,” he
The Dublin band might be long
dead, but their third record is still one
of the greatest Irish albums of all time.
It was memorably ranked as the
third best in an Irish Times’ top 40
poll back in 2008, behind My Bloody
Valentine at number one and U2 at
“And listen, that’s the kind of thing
you were up against in a way. And for
a tiny band like us to compete with
that it’s great,” Fergal said.
“We spent very little on I Am The
Greatest – we had no money, we were
broke. We made the whole thing in 17
“And famously, My Bloody Valentine
bankrupt Creation (Records) making
“I don’t want to think about what
U2 spent on Achtung Baby.
“But they all have their thing.
“I Am The Greatest has really held
up. It’s always mentioned in any critwhole
project to map out the history
of the band.”
He added: “So there’s going to be
about six LPs of rarities, I’d say. They
kind of slot in-between each of our
“So then when you add the whole
lot together that’s like the history of A
House from start to finish.
“We’re looking after the legacy by
making these things available to
people who really love the band.
“In a way, we’re giving back a little
something to people who’ve followed
the band and are still there, and we’re
really grateful for that.”
As if he hadn’t already got enough
on his plate with this ambitious
project, Fergal also released a colossal
amount of solo material during the
pandemic, which is all well worth
checking out, too.
“I recorded two solo albums and six
EPs – 54 tracks or something. I did the
ic’s polls, it’s in the top two or three,
normally, of greatest Irish albums.
“Every couple of years people do
these polls and it’s always there or
thereabouts, so that kind of rekindles
Fergal laughed off the mock outrage
about there being no female artists
name-checked on the original version
of Endless Art, which prompted them
to later up-date it.
Describing the criticism as “absolute
nonsense”, he explained: “It
would be very easy to get very pretentious
with a song like that.
“Our main criteria was that people
would’ve mostly heard of these artists.
“So we did a big list of all these
artists: men, women, you name it.
“And it’s just one of these
things that happened, when
Dave was putting it together
there’s lots of things that
have to go right – they have
to be the right amount of
syllables for the song, all
“I’d say 150 people had
heard it and no one had
noticed anything about it. It
got single of the week in the
“And (only then) it turns out there’s
“But it’s not even like we were
saying, ‘These are the only good
“We were just saying, ‘Art is a great
thing. You go and do your own one’.
“We have now recorded the most
comprehensive shout out to female
artists in the world ever. So, you know,
youse are all welcome for that too!”
he said tongue-in-cheek.
Never mind I Want Too Much, A
House’s split happened because Here
Comes The Good Times simply never
materialised in the shape of a regular
pay cheque for them.
There were no major scraps when
the band called it a day.
“It’s a very intensive experience. It’s
nearly never about big stuff – it’s
about who stole my crisps in the van
at that point, and this becomes life or
death!” Fergal explained.
“And we were broke. It was very
hard to make a living, you’re getting
into your thirties, so it became very
“I know Dave (Couse) all my life so
we’re never going to fall out. We
drifted apart a little bit from the rest
of the band. These things happen.”
Fergal and Dave haven’t spoken to
their ex-bandmates in 20 years.
“We had so much in common for a
long time and then you don’t. And
then a year becomes five years,” Fergal
“I’m sure there’s people from 20
years ago you haven’t spoken to. As
you said, life does move on and things
But one thing will never be different
– I Am The Greatest will always
remain one of the best ever Irish
I’ll Always Be Grateful…
■All ■ A House and Dave Couse solo
material is available on Spotify and
Deezer. Fergal Bunbury’s solo stuff is
available on Bandcamp: www.fbu62.
36 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
with ANDY LEA
★★★ Worth a look
★ Don’t bother
Cert 12A ★★★
Selected cinemas and on Amazon Prime now
According to this feel-good musical,
the most important thing in life is
to be true to one’s self. In the spirit
of that message, I confess to
finding some of the sequences in this
stagey adaptation of the smash West End
show rather painful.
For many, the titular routine will be a
delight. But for me, a tsunami of winces
erupted as a troupe of twentysomething
drama-school graduates in school uniforms
loudly spread rumours about Jamie through
the medium of dance.
Still, those more accustomed to the
ROSE PLAYS JULIE
Cert 15 ★★★★
In cinemas now
over-the-top conventions of the
West End stage (and not
scarred by childhood memories
of Rod Hull’s Pink Windmill
Show) should find plenty here
The film’s greatest asset is its
lead. Age aside, 24-year-old
newcomer Max Harwood is
perfectly cast as gay schoolboy
We meet him on the morning of his 16th
birthday as he’s lugging a bag of newspapers
up the hilly streets of Sheffield while
dreaming of becoming a drag queen.
A plan to release his outrageous alter ego
at his school prom puts him on a collision
course with his homophobic dad (Ralph
Ineson), a rule-bound teacher (Sharon
This sounds like another worthy issue-based family drama but
co-writers and directors Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor toy with
those expectations as their script takes some very unexpected
twists and turns.
Student vet Rose (Ann Skelly) is learning how to euthanise large
animals at her Dublin university. But her mind’s focus isn’t on the
She’s just tracked down her birth mother, a jobbing London-based
actress called Ellen (Orla Brady). After her initial approach is
rebuffed, Rose turns into a stalker, turning up on a film set then
posing as a house buyer so she can root through Ellen’s possessions.
Clearly, something is not right with this troubled young woman.
After finally engineering a meeting with Ellen, she learns the dark
story of her adoption.
In response, Rose takes on the persona of Julie (the name on her
birth certificate) to get dangerously close to her biological father, a
sinister archaeologist named Peter (Aidan Gillen).
Molloy and Lawlor stage this unusual family reunion with
pitch-black comedy and nail-biting suspense.
and voice to
Horgan) and a school bully
Thankfully, his mum (Sarah
Lancashire) is supportive and local
drag clobber seller Hugo Battersby
(Richard E Grant) agrees to act as
The charismatic Harwood has
the moves and the voice to carry
the play’s showstoppers.
But there are quieter, more
reflective songs too and one original
number written and sung by Holly Johnson.
Here the film leaves the feelgood formula
behind to deliver a refreshingly cinematic
montage about the history of gay rights.
The title song is my latest earworm but I
suspect this sequence will be my most
STALKERAnn Skelly as Rose, who sets out to track her birth mother
Cert 12A ★★★
In cinemas now
We know pretty
much where this
true story is
heading from the
footage takes us
to the Great
Depression of the
1930s, as Martin
introduces us to
The Mighty Mites,
football team who
defied the odds.
This is an
triumph in touching true story
underdog sports movie. There will be triumph over
adversity, seemingly insurmountable obstacles and a
Luke Wilson plays saintly PE teacher and war hero
Rusty Russell who uproots his English teacher wife
Juanita (Vinessa Shaw) and two young daughters
from their comfortable life in Texas to the dustbowl
of Fort Worth to take a job in an impoverished school
Determined to motivate his unruly charges, he takes
on far better resourced schools in the high-school
football league. As he has just 12 players, he knows he
and Sheen’s boozy assistant coach will have to rely on
us-versus-them psychology and innovative tactics.
Early successes turn the lads into national celebrities
until rival schools resort to dirty tricks.
It’s predictable but this rousing and unshowy crowdpleaser
proves that the old formula still works.
heads up a brilliant
cast in a terrible film
Cert 15 ★
In cinemas, NOW and Sky Cinema now
If you haven’t seen an action movie since the mid 90s,
prepare to be amazed by this hyper-stylised bloodbath.
Sadly, I suspect every cinemagoer and Sky Cinema
subscriber will recognise at least one of the far better movies
this far-from-explosive film attempts to rip off.
A fatally miscast Karen Gillan plays Sam, a charisma-free
version of Uma Thurman’s Kill Bill assassin who does a Léon
by breaking a contract to protect an innocent young girl
(Chloe Coleman) in a heightened John Wick-style fantasy
world of rule-based organised crime.
After teaming up with her estranged killer mum (Lena
Headey) and her Kingsman-esque secret society of
gun-toting librarians (Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Carla
Gugino), Sam has to fight off a gang of goons sent by a
Russian crime lord (Ralph Ineson) seeking revenge for the
assassination of his son (John Wick again).
Director Navot Papushado’s use of garish neon colours and
consciously artificial sets is more likely to induce headaches
than gasps of admiration.
The dialogue is witless, the heroine is dull and, worst of all,
the fights scenes are unconvincing.
After nearly two hours, we get to the finale – a sub-Zack
Snyder slow-motion gunfight ironically cut to a Dylan cover –
and this shallow spectacle has tipped into self-parody.
Creative peak shows
Back In The City Of Love
there’s life after Mac
Who could be
fun: ‘When I
demons, I just
take them to the gym,’ sings Justin
Young on the title track. The
Londoners foresee a dystopian
future when emotions are artificially
dispensed. Nods to video games and
spaghetti westerns cement the
danceable indie joy.
The Black Album
The one with
The one that took
band to new
heights, selling 16
million copies in
the States alone. Here, they opted
for simpler songs, occasional
subtlety, and even soaring
harmonies on Nothing Else Matters.
This 30th anniversary re-release
has lost none of its power. Still
They were the world’s biggest
band but Fleetwood Mac were
also a spell-binding soft rock
soap opera. Scandalous affairs
were their trademark, usually
with each other.
Three years ago, Stevie Nicks,
Lindsey’s ex, gave her
bandmates an ultimatum:
“Either he goes or I do”. Or, as
Peggy Mitchell might have put it,
“Get aht of my band!”
The result was Mac-xit.
Lindsey – who wrote Tusk, Big
Love and Go Your Own Way –
It got worse.
a major heart
attack, lost his
voice and wife
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR
Buckingham says this new
solo album, his first for 10 years,
was mostly written before all
that, which must put him on a
par with Mystic Meg. It’s
prophetic! On The Wrong Side
is sunny, radio-friendly West
Coast power-pop about finding
his path away from the
Fleetwood Mac circus.
The driving Swan Song
channels his frustrations with
the band’s aversion to recording,
asking, “Has the queen [Stevie?]
lost her sight?”
Dreamy but defiant I Don’t
Mind tackles love’s ups and
downs, while infectious opening
track Scream is an honest
celebration of married love,
where joy and pain must
co-exist, he says.
Recorded in Lindsey’s
home studio, these 10 tracks
show he’s lost none of his
songwriting knack. The
melancholy Santa Rosa, inspired
by Kristen trying to move the
family onto a rural horse ranch,
comes with an immense chorus,
as does the addictive toe-tapper
Blind Love is 60s-inspired with
a touch of the Beach Boys and
he covers the plaintive haunting
60s folk classic Time. Ah time,
where does it go?
Lindsey Buckingham is nearly
72, an age when most rockers
are content with churning out
their greatest hits. But this, and
his 2017 album with Christine
McVie, show he’s hit a new
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irishmirror.ie/sport FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 39
1.25 The Greek
2.00 Dazzling Darren
3.10 Clondaw Hollow
3.45 Hurricane Georgie
4.55 Top Bandit (Nap)
1.25 Easca Peasca
2.00 Knock On Steel
2.35 Ask The Leader
3.10 Mars Harper
3.45 The Abbey
4.55 Mary Meehan
Course: Tight, undulating, right-hand
circuit of over 1m. 1f. with 1f. straight and stiff
Trifecta: All races.
Placepot (€15,000 Guarantee): 1.25, 2.00,
2.35, 3.10, 3.45, 4.20.
Top Trainers (with runners): G Elliott 121,
N Meade 72, W P Mullins 47, P J Rothwell 31, M
McNiff 26, C A McBratney 20, B R Hamilton 17, G
P Cromwell 18, J C McConnell 18, H de Bromhead
17, E Sheehy 14, J J Lambe 13, T G McCourt 10, E
Doyle 9, J P O’Brien 9, R K Watson 6.
Top Jockeys (with rides): D N Russell 50,
S W Flanagan 31, Mr P W Mullins 26, D F O’Regan
17, B J Cooper 16, L P Dempsey 15, J W Kennedy
15, Mr J J Codd 14, J M Moore 12, J S McGarvey
9, D J O’Keeffe 9, C D Maxwell 8, B Hayes 7, A
W Short 7, J C Gainford 6, C J Orr 6, D Meyler
6, J J Slevin 6, S D Torrens 4, R P Treacy 4, M P
Favourites: 39.55% Jumps.
2.35 NORTHERN IRELAND ON COURSE BOOKMAKERS
ASSOCIATION.CO.UK HANDICAP HURDLE (80-95) 2m 1f
165yds Winner €6,000 (18 run)
1 8-02472 FASSBENDER (30) Mark Michael McNiff 5 12-0 (ew)......D F O’Regan –
2 975422 ALEXHARWILL (18) L Young 6 11-13 (BF) (sf)......................... R P Treacy –
3 u40205 RAGS KITTEN (38) Gerard Kelleher (USA) 5 11-10..............S D Torrens –
4 0p0600 EDMOND DANTES (74) Gavin Patrick Cromwell 5 11-8..............................
.........................................................................................................S W Flanagan –
5 700p9 JOVIAL JACK (13) Gavin Patrick Cromwell 4 11-8............L P Dempsey –
6 05845 BEECHROAD WINNIE (13) John A Kinsella 5 11-7.......P J O’Hanlon (7) –
7 0933 MATER MATUTA (22) E D Delany 5 11-7.........................J C Gainford (5) –
8 p9p891 ASK THE LEADER (18) D M Christie 5 11-6 (C) (f)........... D J O’Keeffe –
9 9-719u9 WILLYOUWALKWITHME (22) H Smyth 6 11-6 (CD)....................................
......................................................................................................S Fitzgerald (7) –
10 57p7-9p BALLY UPPER (13) E Sheehy 7 11-5......................................J S McGarvey –
11 787pp7 LARKHILL LADY (22) Seamus Fahey 6 11-4................. B P Kennedy (7) –
12 00-49f-7 SAMANTHA SUNSHINE (34) P J Rothwell (GB) 7 11-3..............................
......................................................................................................... H Morgan (3) –
13 0-90/070 GLOVES ON (75) Donncha Duggan 7 11-1................. Richard Deegan (5) –
14 03p4-7-0 KNOCKANORA LADY (10) S Curling 7 11-1..................................B Hayes –
15 p58u LOPITO (18) C A McBratney (GB) 6 11-1..................................C D Maxwell –
16 56-0p30 OUR BRIAN (65) P J Rothwell 11 11-2 (CD)................................................... –
17 u8240 BATALHA (22) T G McCourt (GB) 4 11-13..................................................... –
18 690-72p GALYPSO CLERMONT (77) Paul Nolan (FR) 5 11-7.................................. –
BETTING: 5-2 Alexharwill, 4 Fassbender, Ask The Leader, 5 Mater Matuta, 10 Beechroad
Winnie, 12 Rags Kitten, 14 Willyouwalkwithme, 16 Edmond Dantes, Lopito, 25 Larkhill Lady,
Samantha Sunshine, 33 Knockanora Lady, Jovial Jack, 50 Others.
2020: No Corresponding Race.
ALEXHARWILL (11-11) 11/4fav prominent, soon tracked leaders on inner, 3rd at 6th, travelled
well after 2 out, disputed 2nd at last, soon ridden in 2nd, kept on same pace, no impression
on winner inside final furlong , 2nd 1.25L behind Ask The Leader here Aug hcap hdl 2m 2f
165yds Good 15 ran. FASSBENDER (11-4) 6/1 mid-division and not fluent 1st, 10th from halfway,
some progress on outer from 4 out and went 3rd after 2 out, ridden in 2nd from last, no
impression on winner run-in and kept on same pace close home, 2nd 2.75L behind Mullins
Cross at Sligo Aug hcap hdl 2m 1f 110yds Good 15 ran. ASK THE LEADER (11-1) 20/1 chased leaders,
headway after 3 out, went 2nd next, led travelling well before last, soon ridden to assert
and 2 lengths lead 1f out, stayed on well, won by 1.25L from Alexharwill here Aug hcap hdl
2m 2f 165yds Good 15 ran. MATER MATUTA (11-2) 5/1 rear of mid-division, ridden and some
headway early straight, mistake on outer 2 out, under pressure and went 4th before last
where not fluent, kept on one pace to go moderate 3rd close home, 3rd 14L behind Vischio
at Bellewstown Aug hcap hdl 2m 212yds Good 15 ran. BEECHROAD WINNIE (11-0) 9/1 tracked
leaders, mistake 3rd, ridden in 5th after 3 out, no impression, 5th 22L behind Cornerkova at
Kilbeggan Sep mdn hdl 2m Good 14 ran.
3.10 BAR ONE RACING RATED NOVICE HURDLE 2m 5f 110yds
Winner €6,600 (10 run)
1 1 CLONDAW HOLLOW (12) John C McConnell (GB) 7 12-0 (C) (sf)..............
...................................................................................................................B Hayes –
2 3-62132 MARS HARPER (42) Gordon Elliott (GB) 5 12-0 (f).....J C Gainford (5) –
3 0-41r40 LONGACRE SQUARE (50) Gordon Elliott 6 11-10 (C)..........B J Cooper –
4 0 NEW SOCIETY (13) R K Watson 7 11-10 (ew)..............S O’Callaghan (7) –
5 12 ALLY CAY (22) John C McConnell 5 11-9 (C)...................................................
......................................................................................Jack George Gilligan (7) –
6 fp5140 NEW ROSS (50) Joseph Patrick O’Brien 5 11-9........................... J J Slevin –
7 0-921 GATEAU DE MIEL (18) Henry De Bromhead (FR) 5 11-4 (CD)....................
.......................................................................................................... D J O’Keeffe –
8 9-31800 STOCKDALE (132) B R Hamilton 5 11-1......................................J M Moore –
9 1-p63 ROSE MILAN (27) Michael Winters 7 11-0.......................S Fitzgerald (7) –
10 592f52 BELLES BENEFIT (13) S Curling 5 10-12......................... C M Quirke (7) –
BETTING: 3 Gateau De Miel, 4 Clondaw Hollow, Mars Harper, 6 Ally Cay, New Ross, 8
Longacre Square, 10 Belles Benefit, 14 New Society, 20 Stockdale, Rose Milan.
2020: ARDAGHS CHOICE 5 11 0 K C Sexton 9-1 (E Sheehy) 9 ran.
GATEAU DE MIEL (11-6) 16/5 led, not fluent 2nd, joined 4 out, led again next, travelling well
after 2 out, pushed along last, ridden and 2 lengths lead 1f out, reduced advantage final 100
yards, pressed close home, kept on well under pressure, held on , won by 0.5L from Bout
Time Bobby here Aug mdn hdl 2m 5f 160yds Good 7 ran. CLONDAW HOLLOW (9-11) 20/1
mid-division, ridden in moderate 3rd 2 1/2f out, moderate 2nd and no impression on winner
over 1f out, 3rd close home, 3rd 9.75L behind Dollar Value at Navan Sep hcp 1m 6f Good 14
ran. MARS HARPER (10-10) 9/2 chased clear leader in 5th, closer 4 out, ridden after next, 4th
and no impression entering straight, under pressure and wandered early run-in, kept on to go
moderate 2nd closing stages, 2nd 8.5L behind The Little Yank at Sligo Aug hdl 2m 1f 195yds
Yielding 7 ran. ALLY CAY (11-0) 3/1 tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, 3rd halfway, pushed
along before 2 out, rider soon lost whip, went 2nd at last, edged left and kept on well run-in,
just failed, 2nd shd behind Lady Lingo at Bellewstown Aug hdl 2m 4f 57yds Good 7 ran. NEW
ROSS (11-0) 28/1 chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, weakened 4 out, 15th 31L behind
Shanwalla at Galway Jul hcap hdl 2m 5f 11yds Good 20 ran.
Double: Dazzling Darren and Top Bandit.
O’Hehir’s Longshot: Rubiana (4.20)
1.25 BILL MCILROY BOOKMAKER MAIDEN HURDLE 2m 2f 165yds
Winner €6,000 (18 run)
1 3221-04 THE BANGER DOYLE (42) R K Watson 5 12-0 (ew).S O’Callaghan (7) –
2 43 WILD SHOT (46) John C McConnell (GB) 7 12-0.............S Fitzgerald (7) –
3 97 BUSHTUCKER TRIAL (13) Leanne Breen 4 11-12..................A W Short –
4 82522 EASCA PEASCA (119) B R Hamilton 4 11-12 (f).................. S F O’Keeffe –
5 09 ETERNAL PRINCE (13) J J Lambe (GB) 4 11-7.............. L A McKenna (7) –
6 55 MAGNETIC ZERO (30) S Curling 4 11-7........................... C M Quirke (7) –
7 07 ROYAL FINESSE (13) L Young 6 11-6........................................ R P Treacy –
8 SERENITY GROVE Henry De Bromhead 5 11-6................ D J O’Keeffe –
9 7-50 SKOL (147) Noel Meade (GB) 5 11-6.......................................S W Flanagan –
10 85-2223 THE GREEK (104) Gordon Elliott 5 11-6 (BF) (sf)................. D N Russell –
11 357 JJ NESTER (18) Robert Widger 4 11-0..................................P E Corbett –
12 MISS DAINGERFIELD (333) Paul Power 4 11-0................ H Morgan (3) –
13 0 WHATCOLORISTHEWIND (142) Gordon Elliott 4 11-0.J C Gainford (5) –
14 85 DARRAUGHS DIAMOND (13) D M Christie 7 10-13............S D Torrens –
15 09 EANNASAREAL (13) Liam P Cusack 6 10-13........... Richard Deegan (5) –
16 07 I’LL ASK THE UNCLE (17) James Andrew Fahey 5 11-6.......................... –
17 LONRACHA Andrew McNamara 4 11-0....................................................... –
18 INGENIOUS STROKE Henry De Bromhead 5 11-6.................................. –
BETTING: 5-2 The Greek, 3 Easca Peasca, 5 Skol, Wild Shot, 6 Serenity Grove, 8 The Banger
Doyle, 12 Whatcoloristhewind, 20 Darraughs Diamond, 25 Magnetic Zero, 33 Jj Nester,
Miss Daingerfield, 66 Royal Finesse, 100 Others.
2020: THE SHUNTER 7 11 6 B Hayes 5-2 (Emmet Mullins) 9 ran.
2.00 FRANCO HUGHES BOOKMAKER HANDICAP HURDLE (80-109)
2m 2f 165yds Winner €6,600 (12 run)
1 83p824 KNOCK ON STEEL (13) Brian Jordan 8 12-0 (f)..... Richard Deegan (5) –
2 0-94 BUILDING BRIDGES (17) Gary McGill (GB) 5 11-13..... Mr O McGill (7) –
3 45455 DECIMAL DAY (20) William Durkan 4 11-13...................................C J Orr –
4 935 ODD VENTURE (13) R K Watson 4 11-12.... Derek Thomas McGrath (7) –
5 03365 SAEER (21) Gordon Elliott 4 11-11 (ew)................................. J W Kennedy –
6 80401 MASSONS CASTLE (95) Dermot A McLoughlin (GB) 6 11-8 (C)..............
..............................................................................................................A W Short –
7 0465 SO NEAR SO FARHH (13) C A McBratney (GB) 6 11-8...............................
...................................................................................................J P O’Sullivan (5) –
8 81 DAZZLING DARREN (20) Gavin P Cromwell 4 11-7 (sf).C D Maxwell –
9 523571 AMLAD (13) Andrew McNamara 7 11-5......................................B J Cooper –
10 24668 JAZZ RANGER (14) James Andrew Fahey 9 11-5...........S Fitzgerald (7) –
11 000 OCEAN LEGACY (150) Dermot A McLoughlin 4 10-8.P J O’Hanlon (7) –
12 6-79974 BACK TO BATAAN (10) Mervyn Torrens 9 10-4....Jennifer Torrens (7) –
BETTING: 3 Dazzling Darren, 7-2 Massons Castle, 5 Amlad, 10 Building Bridges, Saeer,
Decimal Day, 12 Odd Venture, Knock On Steel, 14 Back To Bataan, 16 Jazz Ranger.
2020: BRITISH ART 8 11 11 B Browne 12-1 (R K Watson) 11 ran.
3.45 IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF BEGINNERS STEEPLECHASE 2m
1f 165yds Winner €8,400 (13 run)
1 867p88 BENEFIT NORTH (17) C A McBratney 10 12-0 (C)............S W Flanagan –
2 070015 BERLIET EXPRESS (13) P J Rothwell 5 12-0...............J P O’Sullivan (5) –
3 p5 IT’S ALL GUCCI (18) Gary McGill (GB) 5 12-0................... H Morgan (3) –
4 06p-06 JIMLI’S ISLAND (13) R K Watson (GB) 5 12-0............S O’Callaghan (7) –
5 3-41869 LISTENHERETOMEJACK (64) Eoin Doyle 6 12-0.......Donagh Meyler –
6 6p62 OLD TOWN ROAD (27) Sabrina J Harty 8 12-0......................A W Short –
7 956-0f3 SEANBHOTHAR (18) Joseph Patrick O’Brien 6 12-0 (ew)...... J J Slevin –
8 062347 SECRET CARGO (24) Philip Fenton 7 12-0..........................M Hamill (3) –
9 3p THE ABBEY (12) Gordon Elliott 8 12-0 (f)............................D N Russell –
10 909481 SHIROCCOVILLE (27) Emmet Mullins 6 11-7...............................B Hayes –
11 50-p331 WITHALLDUERESPECT (33) Henry De Bromhead 7 11-7..........................
................................................................................................. M P O’Connor (5) –
12 000-6p8 YOU NO ME TOO WELL (114) R K Watson 6 11-7.Derek T McGrath (7) –
13 56322 HURRICANE GEORGIE (18) G Elliott 4 10-11 (BF) (sf).J C Gainford (5) –
BETTING: 11-4 Withallduerespect, 4 Seanbhothar, 5 Shiroccoville, The Abbey, 13-2 Hurricane
Georgie, 8 Secret Cargo, 10 Old Town Road, 14 Listenheretomejack, 20 Berliet
Express, 25 Benefit North, 33 It’s All Gucci, 50 You No Me Too Well, 66 Jimli’s Island.
2020: ITSALONGLONGROAD 6 12 0 M J Bolger 12-1 (John C McConnell) 12 ran.
WITHALLDUERESPECT (11-1) 9/4fav tracked leaders, headway to lead after 3 out, went clear
and jumped left 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well inside final furlong, won by 6.5L from Tagg’s
Island at Tramore Aug hcap hdl 2m Yielding 12 ran. SEANBHOTHAR (12-0) 16/1 held up in
touch, slight mistake 2nd, 6th at 6th, 4th 3 out, pushed along before next, ridden and no impression
early run-in, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace under pressure, nearest
finish, 3rd 2.5L behind Corran Cross here Aug chse 2m 3f 55yds Good 10 ran. SHIROCCOVILLE
(10-10) 10/3jfav waited with in mid-division, 5th after 8th, 3rd after 4 out, pushed along to
challenge and on terms next, ridden and led 2 out, asserted before last where 2 lengths lead,
stayed on well , won by 3L from Trouble And Strife at Killarney Aug hcap hdl 2m 4f 50yds
Good 17 ran. THE ABBEY (9-13) 50/1 dwelt, rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out,
never a factor, 11th 27L behind Dollar Value at Navan Sep hcp 1m 6f Good 14 ran. HURRICANE
GEORGIE (10-13) evensfav tracked leaders, 3rd before 5th, pushed along 2 out, ridden in 2nd
at last, no impression run-in, kept on one pace, just held on for moderate 2nd, 2nd 8L behind
Clondaw Hollow here Aug mdn hdl 2m 2f 165yds Good 7 ran.
4.20 NORTHERN IRELAND ON COURSE BOOKMAKERS
ASSOCIATION.CO.UK HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE (0-109)
2m 7f 110yds Winner €6,600 (15 run)
1 024503 ARCHIES CHARM (24) B R Hamilton (GB) 6 12-0.................B J Cooper –
2 5p-05-c5 JACK FIASCO (190) Ciaran Murphy (GB) 8 12-0............. P J Cawley (7) –
3 u23221 PAT COYNE (35) John Queally 7 12-0 (ew)......................... H Morgan (3) –
4 p50694 ARDAGHS CHOICE (24) E Sheehy 6 11-12 (C)..................... D J O’Keeffe –
5 8-0315p ARRYCAN (32) Liam P Cusack 7 11-11 (CD)................ Richard Deegan (5) –
6 853136 DAKOTA BEAT (13) Gavin P Cromwell 6 11-11................................................
......................................................................................Jack George Gilligan (7) –
7 126361 DOLDIDO (10) Michael Winters 8 11-10 (f).......................J C Gainford (5) –
8 610609 CLONGUILE WAY (10) Gavin P Cromwell 8 11-9 (CD).......C D Maxwell –
9 p253 KING’S SONG (18) D Broad (FR) 11 11-7 (D2).......................Jack Foley (7) –
10 496327 SIBERIAN STAR (24) P J Rothwell (GB) 6 11-5............J P O’Sullivan (5) –
11 85p-678 PAT’S PEARL (18) John C McConnell 10 11-0 (C)..................S D Torrens –
12 856-501 CHESTERVILLE (56) Gordon Elliott 7 10-13 (sf).............. J W Kennedy –
13 0p220p RUBIANA (12) Mrs Caroline McCaldin 8 10-13 (CD).................. J J Slevin –
14 174 CARRIED (13) R K Watson 11 10-9...................................S O’Callaghan (7) –
15 7-p9p0 THE LYING KING (6) Shane Nolan 6 9-12................................................. –
BETTING: 4 Pat Coyne, 11-2 Rubiana, 13-2 Siberian Star, 7 Arrycan, Archies Charm, 8 The
Lying King, Carried, 12 Chesterville, Ardaghs Choice, Doldido, 33 Clonguile Way, King’s
Song, Dakota Beat, 66 Pat’s Pearl, 100 Jack Fiasco.
2020: GIVE HIM TIME 9 10 11 D F O’Regan 6-1 (Gordon Elliott) 12 ran.
4.55 FRANCO HUGHES BOOKMAKER FLAT RACE 2m 1f 165yds
Winner €6,000 (8 run)
1 7 CRABTREES REBEL (22) James Andrew Fahey 5 12-2...............................
...........................................................................................Miss H Heffernan (7) –
2 HENRY MILLER W J Burke 5 12-2...............................Mr W J Burke (7) –
3 22-24 TOP BANDIT (153) Gordon Elliott (GB) 5 12-2 (BF) (sf)......Mr J J Codd –
4 0 THEMUNSTEREXPRESS (34) S Slevin 4 12-0.............. Mr J Dunne (7) –
5 0 WOODSTREAM LAD (153) R K Watson 4 12-0..........Mr T P Harney (7) –
6 BUNDLE OF DREAMS John C McConnell 5 11-9 (ew).............................
............................................................................................... Mr B W Harvey (7) –
7 0-04 MARY MEEHAN (27) W P Mullins 5 11-9 (f)................. Mr P W Mullins –
8 GRANDY LIGHT Gerald Stephen Quinn 4 11-7..............Mr P Rogan (7) –
BETTING: 10-11 Top Bandit, 2 Mary Meehan, 8 Henry Miller, 10 Grandy Light, 14 Bundle Of
Dreams, 50 Crabtrees Rebel, Woodstream Lad, Themunsterexpress.
2020: OFF YOUR ROCCO 4 11 12 Mr J J Codd 7-4 Fav (Gordon Elliott) 9 ran.
Davy Russell makes
his eagerly-awaited return
to action, with two rides for
Gordon Elliott, in
Russell (42) has been
side-lined since sustaining a
serious neck injury when
Doctor Duffy fell in the
Munster National in
Limerick in October.
And Elliott will hope the
Cork man makes a
fairytale return on board
The Greek in the opening
Bill McIlroy Bookmaker
Placed four times over
hurdles (and a beaten
favourite on three of those
occasions), The Greek,
whose form includes
seconds to The Cathal Don
and Old Town Garde, should
be capable of landing a
maiden of this standard.
Russell’s other mount
The Abbey has claims in
the beginners chase, but
might not cope with fouryear-old
and chasing debutante
receiving lumps of weight
from her rivals and with
Jordan Gainford claiming
Jack Kennedy, out of
action since early August,
also returns today. And the
might click for him in the
0-109 handicap chase.
Cullentra’s Top Bandit,
runner-up in two winter
bumpers at Leopardstown,
is a confident nap choice in
BY peter o’hehir
In Dundalk this evening,
Leo De Fury, a Group 2
winner last season and a
staying fifth to Camorra in
a Group 3 at Leopardstown
last Saturday, might
Harrington’s great run by
taking the Join On
And the Joseph O’Brientrained
Pennine Hills, who
faded late to finish fifth
behind Panama Red on the
same Leopardstown card,
will relish the drop to five
furlongs in the opening
RETURNING FROM INJURY
Jockey Davy Russell
4.40 Pennine Hills
5.45 Sister Lola
6.15 What Adaay
7.15 Pin Your Hopes
7.45 Leo De Fury
4.40 Hms Endeavour
5.45 Phantom Power
6.15 Shimla Rolann
6.45 Pride Of Pimlico
7.15 Dollar Value
8.15 Smaoineamh Sile
Course: Left-hand 1m. 2f. polytrack (allweather)
circuit with 2.5f. straight.
Draw: Low numbers favoured.
Trifecta: All races.
Placepot (€15,000 Guarantee): 4.40, 5.10,
5.45, 6.15, 6.45, 7.15.
Top Trainers (with runners): M Halford
281, G M Lyons 204, A P O’Brien 172, J P O’Brien
131, E Lynam 128, A McGuinness 98, D Marnane
86, A Oliver 66, J J Feane 64, Mrs J Harrington 55,
P Martin 52, K Prendergast 49, Ms T Collins 46, T G
McCourt 43, J P Murtagh 43, J C McConnell 43.
Top Jockeys (with rides): C T Keane 202,
S Foley 199, W M Lordan 174, D P McDonogh 153,
C D Hayes 152, K J Manning 152, R P Whelan 123,
C P Hoban 114, J A Heffernan 97, R P Cleary 76,
O J Orr 58, D W O’Connor 47, B M Coen 41, S M
Crosse 41, G P Halpin 40.
Favourites: 38.85% Flat.
5.45 CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL DUNDALK HANDICAP (45-70) 7f
Winner €6,300 (17 run)
1 830014 WOODROW (15) 17 Leanne Breen 4 10-2 (BF) (D) (ew).S T McCullagh (5) –
2 457391 PHANTOM POWER (15) 12 Edward Lynam 4 10-1 (CD) (sf).J Coen (10) –
3 704863 CRYSTAL DAWN (15) 13 Gavin P Cromwell 5 9-13 (CD2)...Ben M Coen –
4 034461 SISTER LOLA (15) 7 James McAuley 4 9-13 (CD2) (f)................. S Foley –
5 113220 TIPPERARY MOON (42) 16 Des Donovan 4 9-13 (BF) (CD2).C T Keane –
6 00-3162 WHAT A FEELING (34) 9 P J F Murphy 4 9-13 (D).................C D Hayes –
7 750006 EGLISH (15) 1 Adrian McGuinness (GB) 4 9-12 (CD3).Adam Caffrey (10) –
8 700305 MOKHALAD (9) 2 J C McConnell (GB) 8 9-12 (CD).Siobhan Rutledge (7) –
9 234459 SUNSET NOVA (8) 6 Andrew Slattery 5 9-12 (CD2)........... A J Slattery –
10 265504 GOT THE MOVES (24) 5 A Oliver 3 9-10...............................R P Whelan –
11 2148-02 LINUS LARRABEE (15) 10 Edward Lynam 4 9-10 (CD).D P McDonogh –
12 148458 JERED MADDOX (15) 14 David Marnane (GB) 5 9-7 (D)............O J Orr –
13 007-068 THE BLUE GARTER (75) 15 B W Duke (GB) 3 9-6...... M Horsman (10) –
14 9744 MYRCELLA (26) 3 P F McEnery 4 9-5............................... N M Crosse (3) –
15 60-0000 CHICA POWER (41) 8 Ciaran Murphy 3 9-0............................. G M Ryan –
16 522741 TAI SING YEH (18) 4 J F Levins 7 9-3 (D2).................................................. –
17 034005 KING’S VIEW (14) 11 Patrick J McKenna 4 8-6........................................... –
BETTING: 9-2 What A Feeling, 5 Crystal Dawn, 6 Tipperary Moon, Woodrow, 13-2 Linus
Larrabee, Sister Lola, 10 Got The Moves, Phantom Power, 12 Sunset Nova, Myrcella.
2020: ALHAAZM 4 10 1 C D Hayes 7-1 (Kevin Prendergast) drawn (10) 14 ran.
6.15 IRISHINJUREDJOCKEYS.COM HANDICAP (45-65) (DIV I) 1m
Winner €6,000 (17 run)
1 712594 CAESAR’S COMET (15) 2 James McAuley 7 10-2 (C) (ew)........ S Foley –
2 032000 KINCH (98) 13 Garry Bernard Caldwell 5 9-13 (CD)..........D E Sheehy (3) –
3 846101 SHIMLA ROLANN (16) 3 Miss Hilary McLoughlin (GB) 3 9-13 (D) (f).......
........................................................................................................ J A Heffernan –
4 55-4009 HASANAAT (21) 5 Jack W Davison (GB) 3 9-10.............................O J Orr –
5 886486 MISS CUNNING (33) 1 Kevin Prendergast 4 9-7 (CD)............G P Halpin –
6 04070 SENTIMENT (43) 14 Adrian McGuinness 3 9-6.... C J MacRedmond (7) –
7 540908 DREAMS DELIVERED (34) 6 Darren Bunyan 3 9-5..............C D Hayes –
8 8-85040 HERE’S HOPING (42) 15 Tracey Collins 6 9-4......................R P Whelan –
9 500088 JACK BERRY HOUSE (24) 8 John C McConnell (GB) 5 9-4 (CD)............
..................................................................................................Ben Martin Coen –
10 9-9600 HIGHTOWN HEIGHTS (8) 10 G M Lyons 3 9-3 (BF)...............C T Keane –
11 00000 NAKAO (7) 9 Paul W Flynn (GB) 3 9-3....................................... R P Cleary –
12 810049 MACCLIFF (33) 12 Gerard M Hussey 5 9-2 (CD).. Siobhan Rutledge (7) –
13 8-82078 PHILLY’S HOPE (67) 7 T G McCourt 4 8-12.....................J J G Ryan (10) –
14 46-4575 WHAT ADAAY (18) 4 Patrick Martin (GB) 3 8-8 (sf).. Wesley Joyce (7) –
15 050070 NEVER BACK DOWN (46) 17 Joseph A Murray 6 9-9.... James J Doyle –
16 791200 GORMANSTON (33) 11 Nigel Thomas Slevin 5 9-9 (C2)........................... –
17 59-9010 LEVIOSA (36) 16 Seamus Fahey 4 9-13 (BF)................................................. –
BETTING: 5 Dreams Delivered, 7 Hightown Heights, Kinch, 8 Miss Cunning, What Adaay,
Jack Berry House, Caesar’s Comet, Shimla Rolann, 10 Hasanaat, 12 Maccliff, 14 Here’s Hoping,
Philly’s Hope, 16 Sentiment, 33 Others.
2020: (DIV 1) HELEN DE POURTALES 3 9 13 W J Lee 13-2 (Andrew Kinirons) drawn (14) 14 ran.
6.45 IRISHINJUREDJOCKEYS.COM HANDICAP (45-65) (DIV II) 1m
Winner €6,000 (17 run)
1 5522-70 BROSNA EMPRESS (20) 15 Mrs John Harrington 3 10-2.......... S Foley –
2 450068 CALIFORNIA POPPY (67) 17 Edward Lynam 3 10-1..............C P Hoban –
3 076248 PHOENIX OPEN (16) 10 S M Duffy (USA) 5 10-0 (BF) (CD).........................
........................................................................................................Sam Ewing (5) –
4 313763 BURNING LAKE (15) 7 Joseph A Murray 5 9-13 (CD).Wesley Joyce (7) –
5 960581 SKONTONOVSKI (8) 6 Adrian McGuinness (GB) 4 9-13 (sf).R P Whelan –
6 555600 HAAYEM (98) 2 James McAuley (FR) 5 9-12....................L T McAteer (5) –
7 567804 BOASTY (67) 3 F Birrane 4 9-10 (BF) (D)................. C J MacRedmond (7) –
8 424001 PRIDE OF PIMLICO (33) 14 B W Duke 5 9-10 (CD2) (f)........ R P Cleary –
9 721688 BELEAGUERMENT (15) 4 James McAuley 5 9-9 (C)..............C T Keane –
10 008702 THE BOG BANK (24) 13 T G McCourt 4 9-4 (ew)...........J J G Ryan (10) –
11 947408 POWER OF LAZARUS (41) 16 Ciaran Murphy 4 9-2............ G M Ryan –
12 589506 LITTLE CAMACHO (36) 12 Anthony McCann 6 9-1.......... W M Lordan –
13 090-997 MINKY (174) 1 Andrew Kinirons 5 9-1....................................... A J Slattery –
14 805050 RAFFAELLO (16) 5 W McCreery 5 9-1 (D).....................Jessica Maye (10) –
15 460607 FASCINATING SPIRIT (8) 9 Eoin C McCarthy 6 9-1..........K J Leonard –
16 970516 TYNAMITE (16) 8 David Marnane 7 9-5 (CD)............................................. –
17 5009-00 KELLMAR (8) 11 Darren Bunyan (GB) 5 9-1.................................................. –
BETTING: 4 Pride Of Pimlico, 6 Boasty, The Bog Bank, 7 Phoenix Open, 8 Brosna Empress,
10 Burning Lake, Skontonovski, 12 California Poppy, Beleaguerment, 14 Raffaello, Haayem.
2020: (DIV 1) HELEN DE POURTALES 3 9 13 W J Lee 13-2 (Andrew Kinirons) drawn (14) 14 ran.
Double: Pennine Hills and Leo De Fury.
O’Hehir’s Longshot: Dance Emperor (7.15)
4.40 IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF RACE 5f
Winner €11,100 (6 run)
1 17 ANATOLI (5) 3 John James Feane (GB) 2 9-9 (C)................... K J Manning –
2 31 HMS ENDEAVOUR (20) 4 A P O’Brien (USA) 2 9-9 (D) (sf).J A Heffernan –
3 31500 LORD GORGEOUS (46) 1 J P Murtagh 2 9-9 (CD)......Ben Martin Coen –
4 782431 SPEEDACUS (13) 5 Kieran P Cotter 2 9-9 (D).................D P McDonogh –
5 742092 JARVIS (13) 2 G M Lyons 2 9-4....................................................C T Keane –
6 1265 PENNINE HILLS (6) 6 Joseph Patrick O’Brien 2 9-4 (f).H J Horgan (7) –
BETTING: 6-4 Pennine Hills, 13-8 Hms Endeavour, 7 Anatoli, 8 Speedacus, Jarvis.
2020: No Corresponding Race.
PENNINE HILLS (9-2) 22/1 led, joined at halfway, headed and ridden entering straight, dropped
to 5th 1f out, no extra, 5th 5.5L behind Panama Red at Leopardstown Sep 7f 37yds Good 11 ran.
HMS ENDEAVOUR (9-7) 3/1cfav made all, pushed along to go 2 lengths clear over 1f out, ridden
and kept on inside final furlong, reduced advantage close home, won by 0.5L from Pirate
Jenny at Navan Aug mdn 5f 164yds Good 14 ran. ANATOLI (9-5) 125/1 always rear, ridden and
no impression over 2f out, soon no extra, 7th 19L behind Native Trail at Curragh Sep 7f Good
7 ran. SPEEDACUS (9-5) 17/2 led, ridden over 1f out, joined 1f out, strongly pressed inside final
furlong, stayed on well to regain lead last strides, all out, won by nk from Jarvis at Navan Sep
hcp 5f Good 8 ran. JARVIS (9-1) 4/1 disputed 2nd early, 4th at halfway, dropped to 6th on
stands’ side 2f out, soon ridden, close 4th inside final furlong, improved into 2nd close home,
strongly pressed winner to line, 2nd nk behind Speedacus at Navan Sep hcp 5f Good 8 ran.
5.10 IRISH EBF MEDIAN SIRES SERIES MAIDEN 6f
Winner €15,000 (10 run)
1 564 EXQUISITE ACCLAIM (20) 5 Mrs John Harrington 2 9-6 (ew).S Foley –
2 0 BOBBY DASSLER (36) 7 Eddie Patrick Harty 2 9-2......M A Gallagher –
3 9 COUSIN SHAY (20) 1 John C McConnell (GB) 2 9-2...... D W O’Connor –
4 HEZAHUNK 8 M Halford 2 9-2................................................R P Whelan –
5 583446 THISMYDREAM (20) 3 W P Browne 2 9-2........................M Dos Santos –
6 02 REDBUD (15) 2 J A Stack 2 9-1 (f)............................ C J MacRedmond (7) –
7 0 HELMET STAR (20) 6 J Larkin (GB) 2 8-9.........................D E Sheehy (3) –
8 0 MARSA (145) 4 Edward Lynam 2 8-9..........................................C D Hayes –
9 424 PEPPER STREAK (20) 10 W McCreery 2 8-9................ N M Crosse (3) –
10 452 TAKANA (20) 9 Ciaran Murphy 2 8-9 (sf)............ Siobhan Rutledge (7) –
BETTING: 5-2 Takana, 3 Pepper Streak, 4 Redbud, 5 Thismydream, 11-2 Exquisite Acclaim.
2020: ZAFFY’S PRIDE 2 8 11 S Foley 3-1 (Mrs John Harrington) drawn (4) 10 ran.
TAKANA (8-2) 33/1 soon led, pushed along and headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to 5th 1f out, ridden
and kept on to go 2nd inside final 100 yards, 2nd 1.5L behind Up Above at Navan Aug mdn
5f Good 14 ran. PEPPER STREAK (8-6) 7/1 tracked leader, 3rd halfway, pushed along under 2f
out and 4th 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th 2.25L
behind Up Above at Navan Aug mdn 5f Good 14 ran. REDBUD (9-2) 6/1 held up in touch, a
little keen, 5th halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and progress to 2nd over 1f out, soon challenged,
kept on well without quite matching winner final 100 yards, 2nd nk behind Anatoli here
Sep mdn 6f Standard 7 ran. THISMYDREAM (9-2) 20/1 mid-division, pushed along 2f out, 7th
and ridden 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th 3.75L behind Up Above at Navan Aug mdn 5f Good 14
ran. EXQUISITE ACCLAIM (9-7) 11/2 prominent, challenged 2f out, soon pushed along, 2nd and
ridden over 1f out, soon no impression on winner, no extra inside final furlong and dropped to
4th closing stages, 4th 2.5L behind Hms Endeavour at Navan Aug mdn 5f 164yds Good 14 ran.
7.15 BETVICTOR APPRENTICE HANDICAP (50-80) 1m 4f
Winner €6,900 (16 run)
1 855742 PIN YOUR HOPES (15) 12 A Oliver 4 10-2 (BF) (CD) (f)...............................
........................................................................................... C J MacRedmond (2) –
2 3-25956 GOLDEN VALOUR (97) 11 Richard John O’Brien (GB) 5 10-1 (C2)..............
.......................................................................................................S T McCullagh –
3 235092 BLUE SHADOW (18) 15 A Oliver 4 9-12 (CD) (ew).Siobhan Rutledge (2) –
4 2/ PEARL OF THE WEST (778) 8 John C McConnell 7 9-12 (D2).................
...........................................................................................Cillian McConnell (7) –
5 2121 DOLLAR VALUE (13) 1 T G McCourt (USA) 6 9-11 (D) (sf).L T McAteer –
6 170150 TIME AND MONEY (42) 4 A Oliver 4 9-11 (CD).......................J Coen (7) –
7 6840 EFFERNOCK FIZZ (6) 16 Miss Katy Brown 6 9-9 (D)......J Kearney (7) –
8 011367 DANCE EMPEROR (18) 10 Peter Fahey 6 9-8........................ Sam Ewing –
9 01320 FALLEN FOREST (28) 5 William Durkan 6 9-8 (CD)..... R Whearty (4) –
10 0 MORNING SKYE (126) 3 Ciaran Murphy 6 9-8 (D2).........J A Powell (4) –
11 216105 CHATEAU MUSAR (67) 6 John Geoghegan 4 9-7 (BF) (CD2).....................
..................................................................................................... P A Harnett (4) –
12 115579 TOOREEN ANGEL (41) 2 J A Stack 4 9-7 (C2)...............O Shanahan (7) –
13 46-89 QUAMINO (126) 14 Paul Nolan (GER) 8 9-5.................... Wesley Joyce (4) –
14 121706 NEVER MISTABEAT (14) 13 Jarlath P Fahey 4 9-3 (C2).W T Byrne (4) –
15 858 AFTERNOONWITHSUSAN (21) 9 P F McEnery 6 9-3............................ –
16 577 SHAMIYAN (28) 7 M Halford 5 9-0 (CD)..................................................... –
BETTING: 5-2 Dollar Value, 6 Chateau Musar, Pin Your Hopes, 8 Fallen Forest, Tooreen
Angel, Time And Money, 10 Golden Valour, Blue Shadow, 12 Dance Emperor, 14 Never
Mistabeat, Pearl Of The West, 25 Others.
2020: ELA KATRINA 4 9 3 Sam Ewing 11-2 (G M Lyons) drawn (15) 12 ran.
DOLLAR VALUE (9-8) 7/2 led and clear throughout, travelling well 2f out, soon ridden, stayed
on strongly final furlong, eased close home, unchallenged, won by 8L from Metal Man at
Navan Sep hcp 1m 6f Good 14 ran. CHATEAU MUSAR (10-0) 4/1jfav mid-division, not clear
run over 2f out, ridden in 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th 1.25L behind Time
And Money here Jul hcp 1m 4f Standard 13 ran. PIN YOUR HOPES (10-2) 4/1jfav held up
towards rear, ridden to close on outer 2f out, under pressure in 4th over 1f out, stayed on to
challenge inside final furlong, strongly pressed leader last 100 yards, just held, 2nd nk behind
Aurora Princess at Clonmel Sep hcp 1m 1f 111yds Good 8 ran. FALLEN FOREST (9-13) 10/1 led,
headed 5f out, pushed along and lost place early straight, no extra from 2f out, 11th 21L behind
Powerful Kieran at Killarney Aug hcp 1m 6f 40yds Good 13 ran. TOOREEN ANGEL (10-13)
33/1 held up mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression from 2f out, 9th 23L behind
Sequoiaspirit at Tipperary Aug hcp 1m 4f 115yds Soft 15 ran.
7.45 JOIN US ON INSTAGRAM @DUNDALK_STADIUM RACE 1m 4f
Winner €8,100 (5 run)
1 556-505 LEO DE FURY (6) 1 Mrs John Harrington 5 9-7 (sf).................... S Foley –
2 041-144 BENAUD (43) 5 Joseph Patrick O’Brien 3 9-4 (f)................ W M Lordan –
3 1-553 ISLE OF SARK (69) 2 Joseph Patrick O’Brien (USA) 3 9-0 (C)..................
......................................................................................................D P McDonogh –
4 21786- SOUTHERN CAPE (356) 3 Donnacha Aidan O’Brien 3 9-0. G M Ryan –
5 1 STOUR (15) 4 Joseph Patrick O’Brien (GB) 3 9-0 (C)..............S M Crosse –
BETTING: 9-4 Leo De Fury, 5-2 Benaud, 3 Stour, 5 Isle Of Sark, 7 Southern Cape.
2020: ORDER OF AUSTRALIA 3 9 2 J A Heffernan 10-11 Fav (A P O’Brien) drawn (3) 6 ran.
8.15 FIND US ON TWITTER @DUNDALKSTADIUM HANDICAP
(45-65) 1m 2f 150yds Winner €6,000 (17 run)
1 089000 MORNING DEW (21) 16 Andrew Kinirons (FR) 5 10-2 (sf)... A J Slattery –
2 756231 MOKHLES (33) 5 Anthony McCann 6 10-1 (CD)..............L T McAteer (5) –
3 373189 CLIARA (14) 12 Anthony McCann 5 10-0 (D).......................J A Powell (7) –
4 509009 FIRSTMAN (32) 11 A J Martin (FR) 4 9-12 (ew).........................C T Keane –
5 7-70600 EDEN GARDENS (13) 9 K A Heffernan 5 9-11..........................C D Hayes –
6 327648 EL C WELLS (15) 13 Patrick Martin 3 9-10..................S T McCullagh (5) –
7 6-07402 CLEW BAY (22) 10 Mrs John Harrington 3 9-9.............................. S Foley –
8 00068 KHAIRY (15) 3 Andrew Slattery 4 9-8......................... Amy Jo Hayes (10) –
9 580658 SECRET WIZARD (44) 2 Paul W Flynn 8 9-7 (C2)........ Ciara Flynn (10) –
10 03 BOING (14) 4 Paul Traynor (GB) 6 9-4..................................Sam Ewing (5) –
11 003309 ALL THE MOLLIES (15) 17 Ciaran Murphy 7 9-3.........................................
.......................................................................................... Siobhan Rutledge (7) –
12 80055 BORN LEADER (15) 1 Eoin Christopher McCarthy (FR) 5 9-2.G M Ryan –
13 0-56003 SMAOINEAMH SILE (15) 6 J C McConnell (GB) 3 9-1 (f).J A Heffernan –
14 60-0868 HELIAEBEL (14) 8 Leanne Breen (GB) 4 9-0........................ M A Enright –
15 0378 WOJOOD (20) 7 Denis Gerard Hogan (GB) 5 9-13 (CD)............................. –
16 903930 DREAM WISELY (13) 15 A Oliver (GB) 4 9-0.........................R P Whelan –
17 695029 MACABAN CITY (13) 14 Gerard Michael Hussey 5 9-2 (C).........................
......................................................................................................Izzy Clifton (7) –
BETTING: 5-2 Mokhles, 4 Clew Bay, 7 Firstman, 8 Smaoineamh Sile, El C Wells, 12 Boing, 14
Khairy, All The Mollies, Cliara, 16 Heliaebel, Eden Gardens, 20 Morning Dew, 25 Others.
2020: DAME RAPIDE 3 7 13 Siobhan Rutledge 20-1 (John C McConnell) drawn (15) 14 ran.
40 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
results & PRICES
1.30: GLOBAL WISDOM (S De Sousa 3-1)
1; Buoyant (6-4f) 2; Zebelle (10-1) 3. 8 ran. 1½,
4¾. (C Dwyer). Tote: £3.50; £1.40, £1.20, £2.60.
Tote Exacta: £9.10. Tricast: £36.97. Trifecta:
£48.90. CSF: £7.78. NRs: Aristobulus, Wild
2.05: WAJD (W Buick 13-8f) 1; Mizzen You
(14-1) 2; Love Trophy Power (4-1) 3. 8 ran. 1l,
hd. (Patrick Owens). Tote: £2.40; £1.10, £2.90,
£1.60. Tote Exacta: £23.50. Trifecta: £99.80.
2.40: MIGHTY ULYSSES (R Havlin 9-4) 1;
Ingleton (6-5f) 2; Cowboy (28-1) 3. 8 ran. 3¼,
nk. (J & T Gosden). Tote: £3.40; £1.50, £1.10,
£3.30. Tote Exacta: £6.60. Trifecta: £59.70.
3.15: PLEASANT MAN (A Kirby 11-4) 1;
Marshall Plan (100-30) 2; The Trader (6-1)
3. 6 ran. 9-4f Prince Alex. hd, nk. (R Charlton).
Tote: £3.30; £1.90, £1.90. Tote Exacta: £13.70.
Tricast: £47.55. Trifecta: £42.00. CSF: £12.15.
NRs: Ispahan, Whitehaven.
3.50: JASMINE JOY (W Buick 5-2f) 1; Trinity
Girl (25-1) 2; Future (7-2) 3. 8 ran. 2½, ½.
(J Fanshawe). Tote: £3.10; £1.10, £5.80, £1.50.
Tote Exacta: £56.00. Tricast: £218.16. Trifecta:
£262.10. CSF: £64.07. NRs: Summertime Romance,
4.25: FOREST FALCON (W Buick 13-2) 1;
Dubai Souq (7-1) 2; Pied Piper (100-30) 3. 7
ran. 11-10f Mango Boy. 1½, ¾. (M Johnston).
Tote: £6.60; £3.20, £3.10. Tote Exacta: £53.90.
Tricast: £177.36. Trifecta: £193.70. CSF: £49.56.
NRs: The City’s Phantom, Titian.
5.00: NATURAL PATH (T Marquand 7-4f) 1;
Spirited Guest (18-1) 2; Liberated Lady (100-
30) 3. 7 ran. nk, 1¼. (M Bell). Tote: £2.20; £1.40,
£5.50. Tote Exacta: £32.50. Trifecta: £139.70.
Placepot: £45.50. Quadpot: £24.00.
1.50: GORAK (P Hanagan 10-1) 1; Outbreak
(2-7f) 2; Oliver’s Army (12-1) 3. 10 ran.
1¾, 1¼. (R Fahey). Tote: £10.50; £2.40, £1.02,
£2.50. Tote Exacta: £20.20. Trifecta: £96.70.
CSF: £13.88. NRs: Echosmith, Million Thanks,
Pretty Bouquet, Sun Hill.
2.25: NORTHERN EXPRESS (P Mulrennan
14-1) 1; Poet’s Magic (4-1f) 2; Swiss Knight
(25-1) 3. 12 ran. nk, 2l. (M Dods). Tote: £14.90;
£4.30, £1.30, £6.40. Tote Exacta: £101.70.
Tricast: £1420.99. Trifecta: £2191.60. CSF:
£64.75. NR: King’s Pavilion.
3.00: VENTURA RASCAL (K Stott 4-1) 1;
Empirestateofmind (100-30f) 2; Mi Capricho
(11-1) 3. 10 ran. hd, 2½. (K Ryan). Tote: £5.90;
£1.70, £1.30, £2.80. Tote Exacta: £19.50. Tricast:
£137.36. Trifecta: £165.30. CSF: £17.49.
3.35: INVINCIBLY (P Mulrennan 12-1) 1;
Tilsitt (10-1) 2; Mac Ailey (14-1) 3. 10 ran. 3-1f
Eligible. hd, ¾. (K Burke). Tote: £12.20; £3.70,
£3.00, £3.80. Tote Exacta: £113.80. Tricast:
£1746.61. Trifecta: £1526.50. CSF: £125.26.
4.10: BOLLIN MARGARET (D Allan 3-1f) 1;
Alyara (7-2) 2; Ayr Empress (15-2) 3. 8 ran. ns,
½. (T Easterby). Tote: £3.70; £1.40, £1.50, £2.60.
Tote Exacta: £14.00. Tricast: £70.75. Trifecta:
£86.30. CSF: £13.82.
4.45: CHICHESTER (C Rodriguez 6-1) 1;
Platinumcard (7-1) 2; Man Of The Night (11-
2) 3. 12 ran. 3-1f Fairmac. 6½, ½. (K Dalgleish).
Tote: £6.50; £2.60, £2.30, £2.60. Tote Exacta:
£42.00. Tricast: £245.39. Trifecta: £245.40. CSF:
£44.19. NR: First Impression.
5.18: THRILLA IN MANILA (B Robinson 7-1)
1; Sound Of Iona (13-2) 2; Denzil’s Laughing
(20-1) 3. 15 ran. 7-2f Rory. ¾, nk. (P Midgley).
Tote: £6.50; £3.00, £6.00, £1.80. Tote Exacta:
£46.40. Tricast: £904.26. Trifecta: £1155.20.
CSF: £44.77. NR: Tanasoq.
5.50: ECLIPSE DE LUNAR (D Allan 2-1f) 1;
Euro Implosion (11-1) 2; Nakeeta (4-1) 3. 13
ran. ¾, 1¾. (T Easterby). Tote: £2.90; £1.30,
£3.00, £1.70. Tote Exacta: £27.30. Tricast:
£86.43. Trifecta: £88.60. CSF: £25.85. NR: Art
Jackpot: Not won.
Placepot: £178.00. Quadpot: £62.70.
2.15: ESKEN ROSE (T Eaves 14-1) 1; Clarets
Glory (85-40f) 2; Purple Bling (5-2) 3. 9 ran.
1l, 2½. (K Ryan). Tote: £11.30; £2.30, £1.20,
£1.40. Tote Exacta: £54.00. Trifecta: £291.00.
2.50: ACE ROTHSTEIN (D E Hogan 15-8) 1;
Liberation Point (11-8f) 2; Big Kitten (10-1) 3. 6
ran. 1¾, 1½. (M Bell). Tote: £2.70; £1.50, £1.40.
Tote Exacta: £5.80. Trifecta: £26.70. CSF: £4.92.
3.25: GALE FORCE MAYA (G Lee 7-2) 1; Silent
Flame (15-8f) 2; Zim Baby (10-1) 3. 6 ran.
½, nk. (M Dods). Tote: £4.30; £1.80, £1.40. Tote
Exacta: £11.10. Trifecta: £52.90. CSF: £10.33.
NR: Ey Up It’s Maggie.
4.00: FLINT HILL (G Lee 3-1f) 1; The Rutland
Rebel (14-1) 2; Dynali (5-1) 3. 11 ran. 1l,
1¼. (Ruth Jefferson). Tote: £4.10; £1.40, £4.80,
£2.10. Tote Exacta: £50.70. Tricast: £178.60.
Trifecta: £274.80. CSF: £44.16. NRs: Red
Tornado, Soldier On Parade, Tynecastle Park,
Warranty. Warranty| Rule 4 applies to All Bets,
deduct 5p in the pound.
4.35: ENFRANCHISE (F Norton 9-1) 1; Baltic
Coast (11-1) 2; Geminga (6-4f) 3. 7 ran. 1¼,
1¾. (M Johnston). Tote: £8.10; £2.80, £3.60.
Tote Exacta: £55.30. Trifecta: £188.50. CSF:
£83.68. NRs: Abbey Heights, Halic, Madame
Glitters. Madame Glitters| Rule 4 applies to All
Bets, deduct 5p in the pound.
5.10: PERFECT SWISS (P Dennis 3-1) 1;
Ghost Rider (7-2) 2; Tangled (9-4f) 3. 6 ran. ¾,
1¼. (T Easterby). Tote: £2.90; £1.30, £2.10. Tote
Exacta: £8.40. Tricast: £24.32. Trifecta: £24.40.
CSF: £13.19. NRs: Barshaa, Coul Kat, Just
Hiss, Ledham, Natchez Trace.
5.40: MR ORANGE (O McSweeney 3-1) 1;
Singe Anglais (6-5f) 2; Fossos (14-1) 3. 8 ran.
½, 1¾. (P Midgley). Tote: £3.80; £1.40, £1.10,
£3.20. Tote Exacta: £9.60. Tricast: £40.04. Trifecta:
£60.90. CSF: £6.88. NRs: Enderman, Ey
Up Its Mick, Jems Bond.
Placepot: £106.10. Quadpot: £53.00.
4.50: JAZZY PRINCESS (B McHugh 5-1)
1; Lucky Man (3-1f) 2; Mr Ginja Ninja (14-1) 3.
10 ran. hd, 2½. (R Cowell). Tote: £5.40; £2.90,
£1.80, £1.30. Tote Exacta: £22.10. Tricast:
£148.85. Trifecta: £213.70. CSF: £17.59. NRs:
Next Second, Sian Mist. Next Second| Rule 4
applies to All Bets, deduct 10p in the pound.
5.30: HEATH RISE (C Shepherd 2-1f) 1;
Suns Up Guns Up (9-4) 2; Murhib (9-1) 3. 5 ran.
1l, 1l. (D M Simcock). Tote: £2.90; £1.50, £1.20.
Tote Exacta: £3.40. Trifecta: £24.60. CSF: £6.75.
NR: The Tide Turns.
6.00: LA ROCA DEL FUEGO (T Heard 11-
4jt-f) 1; Big Impact (3-1) 2; Brazen Belle (33-1)
3. 12 ran. 11-4jt-f The Tron. 1¾, 1¾. (G Deacon).
Tote: £2.30; £1.10, £3.70, £3.30. Tote Exacta:
£27.40. Tricast: £225.68. Trifecta: £170.10. CSF:
£10.48. NRs: Maid Millie, Plastic Paddy.
6.30: CHOCOYA (James Doyle 11-8f) 1; Top
Breeze (16-1) 2; Huraiz (8-1) 3. 6 ran. ¾, ½. (H
Palmer). Tote: £4.60; £2.00, £4.10. Tote Exacta:
£44.80. Trifecta: £348.80. CSF: £23.64.
7.00: SUNRAY MAJOR (L Dettori 4-6f) 1;
Lord Lovelace (9-4) 2; Great Hunter (12-1) 3.
12 ran. 4l, 2¼. (J & T Gosden). Tote: £15.70;
£4.10, £1.10, £1.40. Tote Exacta: £48.10. Trifecta:
£233.70. CSF: £2.62. NR: Il Pescatore.
7.30: DAANY (Elisha Whittington 40-1) 1;
Boy George (7-2jt-f) 2; Blairlogie (33-1) 3. 14
ran. 7-2jt-f My Lady Claire. 5½, 1l. (A West).
Tote: £6.60; £2.40, £1.10, £8.10. Tote Exacta:
£25.10. Tricast: £4943.78. Trifecta: £425.40.
CSF: £181.69. NRs: Disarming, Jack Bean.
8.00: JENSON BENSON (K Shoemark 15-2)
1; Puffin Island (11-4f) 2; Aiguillette (9-2) 3. 13
ran. nk, 1¾. (S Lycett). Tote: £3.30; £1.30, £2.90,
£2.20. Tote Exacta: £13.90. Tricast: £110.04.
Trifecta: £75.40. CSF: £28.68. NRs: Arlo’s Sunshine,
The Mehmas Touch.
8.30: MEISTERZINGER (C Bennett 33-1)
1; Agent Of Fortune (100-30cof) 2; Flower
Of Thunder (100-30cof) 3. 15 ran. 100-30cof
Headley George. 1¼, hd. (M Usher). Tote:
£7.30; £1.70, £1.30, £2.50. Tote Exacta: £22.20.
Tricast: £495.18. Trifecta: £35.60. CSF: £140.77.
Placepot: £33.40. Quadpot: £15.80.
NAAS: Good, Good To
Firm In Places
1.25: SABLONNE (S Foley, 9-4f) 1;
Karkiyna (4-1) 2; Starsong (50-1) 3. 7 ran.
1 4. (Mrs John Harrington). Tote: €1.50, €1.10,
€1.20. Tote Exacta: €3.20. Csf: €3.08.
2.00: LEINSTER HOUSE (J A Heffernan,
4-1) 1;NERO TULIP (C T Keane, 1-1f) 1;
Brown Eagle (3-1) 3. All 11 ran. Dht 2½. (, A
P O’Brien(Leinster House), G M Lyons(Nero
Tulip)). Tote: €1.00, €1.60, €1.10, €1.60. Tote
Exacta: €4.18. Csf: €1.88.
2.35: RED LACEWING (A J Slattery, 7-2)
1; New York City (4-1) 2; Neo Soul (15-2)
3. All 10 ran. hd 3½. (J A Stack). Tote: €4.30,
€1.60, €2.10, €2.10. Tote Exacta: €17.70. Csf:
3.10: RHYTHM OF ZAIN (D P McDonogh,
6-1) 1; Memory Motel (11-2) 2; Wild Eyed
Girl (9-2f) 3. All 13 ran. nse ½. (Kieran P Cotter).
Tote: €8.80, €2.60, €1.20, €2.10. Tote Exacta:
€49.20. Csf: €38.09. Tricast: €171.72.
3.45: BELLABEL (S T McCullagh, 4-1jf)
1; Inchiquin Star (40-1) 2; Walking On
Clouds (10-1) 3. 18 ran. 2½ 1½. (Mrs John
Harrington). Tote: €4.60, €1.80, €9.10, €2.70,
€1.50. Tote Exacta: €186.00. Csf: €190.23.
Tricast: €1,522.92. NR: Play By The Rules.
4.20: EUROCRAT (S Foley, 2-1f) 1;
Corporal Violette (11-4) 2; Eastern Wind
(40-1) 3. 15 ran. nk 1½. (Mrs John Harrington).
Tote: €2.80, €1.60, €1.50, €13.00. Tote Exacta:
€14.74. Csf: €7.28. NR: Waiere Falls.
4.55: UNITED NATIONS (J A Heffernan,
11-2) 1; Paris Peacock (8-1) 2; Herring
Island (10-3f) 3. 8 ran. 1¼ ¾. (A P O’Brien).
Tote: €5.70, €1.20, €2.30, €1.20. Tote Exacta:
€23.30. Csf: €49.58. NR: Olympicus.
Placepot Pool: €8,245.15.
TODAY’S abc guide to FOUR UK meetings
1.00 AZURE BLUE
1.35 STRAITS OF MOYLE
2.45 WHITE LAVENDER
3.20 BE PROUD
3.55 PRINCE IMPERIAL
1.00 AZURE BLUE
1.35 STRAITS OF MOYLE
2.45 TWEET TWEET
3.20 CALL ME GINGER
3.55 PRINCE IMPERIAL
5.00 RON O
Going: Good to Firm.
Course: Left-handed flat, oval course of 1m
4f, with a 4f run-in. Races up to 6f run on the wide
DRAW: Middle to high numbers are favoured on
the straight course
Top Trainers: J Goldie 50-551 (9.1%), K
Dalgleish 47-548 (8.6%), I Jardine 40-347 (11.5%),
R M Smith 36-359 (10.0%), R Fahey 32-337 (9.5%),
D O’Meara 31-220 (14.1%), M Dods 29-259 (11.2%),
T Easterby 23-181 (12.7%), M Johnston 23-166
(13.9%), K Ryan 20-169 (11.8%).
Top Jockeys: Paul Mulrennan 31-233
(13.3%), Joe Fanning 31-241 (12.9%), Graham Lee
24-171 (14.0%), Ben Curtis 24-165 (14.5%), P J
McDonald 22-145 (15.2%), Paul Hanagan 21-181
(11.6%), Jason Hart 20-153 (13.1%), Patrick Mathers
20-149 (13.4%), Andrew Mullen 18-152 (11.8%).
Trainer Targets (won today’s
race at least twice in last 10 years):
K Dalgleish won the 1.35 in ‘13 and ‘19. R Fahey
won the 1.35 in ‘15 and ‘20. R Fahey won the 3.20
in ‘11 and ‘18.
CHEEKPIECES: 1.35 Final Account*, Ninky Nonk,
3.20 Musicality, Northernpowerhouse, Out The Hat,
True Mason, 4.30 Al Erayg, Little Ted, Merricourt, Royal
Regent, 5.00 En Couleur*, Motarajel, Rhythmic Blues*.
TONGUE STRAPS: 1.35 Ayling, Jkr Cobbler,
2.45 Let’s*, Queen Kahlua*, Russian River, Teresa
Mendoza, 3.20 Flying Pursuit, 3.55 Beechwood
Jude*, 4.30 Al Erayg, Dancin Boy, 5.00 Rhythmic
Blues*. (*=1st time).
Profitable races for Favs: 2.10.
Ayr - Ay
Kempton - Km
Newbury - Nb
Newton Abbot - Ne
Ace Aussie 3.30 Nb
Al Erayg 4.30 Ay
Al Simmo 2.45 Ay
Al Suhail 3.30 Nb
Al Suil Eile
Albasheer 3.30 Nb
Aleezdancer 1.35 Ay
Alramz 3.38 Ne
Alternative Fact 4.35 Nb
Altraif 2.20 Nb
Amelia’s Dance 3.03 Ne
American Star 2.20 Nb
Animist 1.15 Nb
Arc Of Bubbles 4.45 Ne
Are You Able
Arthur’s Realm 4.35 Nb
Aye Aye Charlie 4.13 Ne
Ayling 1.35 Ay
Azure Blue 1.00 Ay
Balzac 3.38 Ne
Bankawi 4.30 Ay
Baradar 3.30 Nb
Bari Breeze 5.15 Ne
Bavardages 4.30 Ay
Be Proud 3.20 Ay
Beechwood Jude 3.55 Ay
Beloved Of All
Beluga Gold 1.00 Ay
Bernardo O’Reilly 3.20 Ay
Best Pal 5.15 Ne
Bimble 2.45 Ay
Bitcoin Ranger 1.00 Ay
Black Anthem 2.28 Ne
Blackberry 2.45 Ay
Blazing Saddles 3.38 Ne
Bolthole 2.55 Nb
Boogie Time 3.20 Ay
Borak 3.38 Ne
Botanist 1.15 Nb
Bringitonboris 5.00 Ay
Cage Of Fear 2.28 Ne
Call Me Ginger 3.20 Ay
Calling The Wind 4.05 Nb
Canonized 2.10 Ay
Casting Vote 4.35 Nb
Catch My Breath
Celestial Star 1.00 Ay
Chookie Dunedin 3.20 Ay
Citron Major 3.20 Ay
Clay Regazzoni 5.00 Ay
Cool Dandy 4.30 Ay
Cotai Class 1.35 Ay
Croupier 2.20 Nb
D’bai 3.30 Nb
Dancin Boy 4.30 Ay
Dandalla 2.45 Ay
Danzan 3.20 Ay
Dark Side Diamond
Dark Swansong 1.15 Nb
Dartington 4.35 Nb
Debbie’s Choice 1.15 Nb
Decoration Of War 4.13 Ne
Deodar 1.15 Nb
Diligent 1.53 Ne
Dream A Little
Easkey Lad 3.38 Ne
Easyrun De Vassy 4.13 Ne
Echosmith 1.00 Ay
Edward Cornelius 2.10 Ay
Eglantine Du Seuil 4.45 Ne
El Maga 1.35 Ay
En Couleur 5.00 Ay
End Result 4.35 Nb
Ernest Rutherford 2.10 Ay
Eternal Halo 2.10 Ay
Every Breakin Wave 1.53 Ne
Everyonelovesagrey 1.15 Nb
Fact Of The Matter 2.28 Ne
Fae The Port 4.30 Ay
Fast Attack 1.45 Nb
Fast Response 2.10 Ay
Favorite Moon 4.05 Nb
Final Account 1.35 Ay
Flamenco De Kerser 3.38
Flat To The Max
Flying Moon 5.00 Ay
Flying Pursuit 3.20 Ay
Flying Secret 1.15 Nb
Forgivable 1.00 Ay
Fortamour 3.20 Ay
Fundamental 3.30 Nb
Gaelic Belle 3.03 Ne
Galahad Threepwood 4.05 Nb
Gellhorn 2.45 Ay
Geocentric 2.10 Ay
Ghathanfar 3.20 Ay
Ginger Du Val 3.03 Ne
Golden Duke 1.35 Ay
Good Bye 3.38 Ne
Green Team 1.00 Ay
Havana Go 5.00 Ay
Haveyoumissedme 3.55 Ay
Heredia 1.45 Nb
Hurry Up Hedley
Ince 3.03 Ne
Invincible Wish 3.38 Ne
Jazz Club 2.20 Nb
Jkr Cobbler 1.35 Ay
Joey Steel 2.28 Ne
John Kirkup 3.20 Ay
Just No Risk 3.38 Ne
Kanzino 1.00 Ay
Kattani 4.35 Nb
Keep Busy 2.45 Ay
Kendelu 4.13 Ne
Kendred Fire 1.35 Ay
Kentucky Kingdom 4.35 Nb
King Of Conquest 2.55 Nb
King Of Tonga 4.30 Ay
Labeebb 4.05 Nb
Lady Ayresome 2.10 Ay
Lady Lade 1.35 Ay
Let Me Be 3.55 Ay
Let’s 2.45 Ay
Lethal Levi 1.35 Ay
Like A Lion 2.20 Nb
Little Jessture 3.03 Ne
Little Ted 4.30 Ay
Locke 1.35 Ay
Loup De Maulde 5.15 Ne
Lucky Deal 3.55 Ay
Lucky Violet 5.00 Ay
Makram 4.05 Nb
Marhaba The Champ 1.00 Ay
Mark’s Choice 3.20 Ay
Master The Stars 4.05 Nb
Matthew Flinders 3.30 Nb
Merricourt 4.30 Ay
Mister Robbo 4.45 Ne
Mitbaahy 2.10 Ay
Motarajel 5.00 Ay
Mums Tipple 3.30 Nb
Musicality 3.20 Ay
Nate The Great 4.05 Nb
Neenee’s Choice 4.35 Nb
Neptunian 1.15 Nb
Never Dark 3.20 Ay
Ninky Nonk 1.35 Ay
Noorban 2.45 Ay
North Of Amazing 5.00 Ay
Nuance 2.20 Nb
On To Victory 4.05 Nb
Operatic 2.45 Ay
Oscars Reign 1.53 Ne
Out The Hat 3.20 Ay
Paradias 2.55 Nb
Pearl Of Qatar 3.20 Ay
Peggy Sioux 2.10 Ay
Percy 3.38 Ne
Pockley 3.20 Ay
Pride Of Hawridge
Pride Of Nepal
Prince Imperial 3.55 Ay
Project Dante 2.10 Ay
Queen Kahlua 2.45 Ay
Rawyaan 2.55 Nb
Remedium 4.35 Nb
Retirement Beckons 4.30
Rhythmic Blues 5.00 Ay
River Nymph 3.30 Nb
Ron O 5.00 Ay
Roque Angel 3.03 Ne
Royal Regent 4.30 Ay
Russian River 2.45 Ay
Ryan’s Party 1.35 Ay
San Pedro 4.35 Nb
Satellite Call 1.15 Nb
Saxon Queen 3.03 Ne
Secret Strength 2.20 Nb
Secretinthepark 3.20 Ay
Sergeant 3.38 Ne
Sextant 4.05 Nb
Shackabooah 4.30 Ay
She’s A Novelty 3.03 Ne
Shimmering Sands 1.00 Ay
Show Me Show Me 3.20 Ay
Silent Escape 3.30 Nb
Silk Romance 1.45 Nb
Sister Raphael 4.45 Ne
Snash 3.30 Nb
Sophiesticate 1.00 Ay
Southfield Lily 1.53 Ne
Sparked 1.15 Nb
St Andrew’s Castle 1.35 Ay
Star Caliber 4.05 Nb
Star From Afarhh 1.45 Nb
Stars In The Night 2.45 Ay
Straits Of Moyle 1.35 Ay
Sun Hill 1.00 Ay
Surrey Gold 4.05 Nb
Symbolize 3.30 Nb
Tahonta 5.00 Ay
Temper Trap 5.00 Ay
Tenaya Canyon 2.45 Ay
Teresa Mendoza 2.45 Ay
Thebannerkingrebel 6.30 Km
Thinque Tank 3.38 Ne
Thornaby Pearl 3.20 Ay
Tilsitt 4.30 Ay
Tomfre 3.30 Nb
True Mason 3.20 Ay
Tweet Tweet 2.45 Ay
Twilight Madness 3.20 Ay
Twilight Prince 5.00 Ay
Twisted Reality 4.05 Nb
Valentino 4.13 Ne
Ventura Express 3.20 Ay
Vertiginous 2.10 Ay
Vintage Clarets 2.10 Ay
Westover 2.55 Nb
Whatsthecraicjack 4.13 Ne
White Lavender 2.45 Ay
Witch Hunter 1.15 Nb
With Thanks 3.30 Nb
Wonder Elmossman 3.30 Nb
Wootton’sun 1.00 Ay
Yeeeaah 1.00 Ay
Zechariah 2.55 Nb
Zoravan 4.30 Ay
1.00 BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF NOVICE STAKES
(4) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £7,560 (14 run)
1 (8) Beluga Gold J J Quinn 9-5 (EW)................................................J Hart - -
2 (14) 37 Bitcoin Ranger (14) J J Quinn 9-5.................................... B Robinson 59 GF
3 (9) 0 Echosmith (28) A Keatley 9-5..............................................L Edmunds 62 G
4 (4) 45 Forgivable (35) T Easterby 9-5 (BF) (F).....................................D Allan 77 GF
5 (11) 5 Green Team (78) K Ryan 9-5......................................................S Gray 70 G
6 (5) Kanzino K Burke 9-5....................................................................C Lee - -
7 (7) Marhaba The Champ K Ryan 9-5.........................................T Eaves - -
8 (6) Shimmering Sands M & D Easterby 9-5............................JP Sullivan - -
9 (3) Sun Hill M & D Easterby 9-5..................................... Joanna Mason (3) - -
10 (12) 64 Wootton’sun (31) R Fahey 9-5........................................... P Hanagan 72 GF
11 (10) 567 Yeeeaah (20) M Dods 9-5.......................................................C Beasley 68 GF
12 (1) 32 Azure Blue (30) M Dods 9-0 (SF)..................................... P Mulrennan ●87 GF
13 (2) Celestial Star K Dalgleish 9-0.......................................C Rodriguez - -
14 (13) Sophiesticate J Goldie 9-0...................................................A Mullen - -
BETTING: 7-4 Azure Blue, 5-2 Forgivable, 6 Marhaba The Champ, 8 Kanzino, 12 Wootton’sun,
14 Beluga Gold, 16 Green Team, 20 Celestial Star.
1.35 EBF NURSERY (2) (2-Y-O) 6f
Winner £9,277 (15 run)
1 (12) 411900 Aleezdancer (30) K Ryan 9-7 (D)............................ O McSweeney (7) 92 GS
2 (10) 9421 Locke (10) B Meehan 9-4(6ex) (D) (F).................................... P Mulrennan 87 GF
3 (8) 5110 Lady Lade (30) K Dalgleish 9-3...........................................C Rodriguez 92 GF
4 (15) 140 St Andrew’s Castle (5) I Jardine 9-0 (CD)...........................A Mullen 89 GF
5 (3) 321221 Lethal Levi (20) K Burke 9-0 (D) (SF)..............................P-L Jamin (5) 89 G
6 (2) 25615 Ryan’s Party (16) K Ryan 8-12 (D)............................................T Eaves 89 G
7 (11) 25502 Final Account (16) R Fahey 8-11........................................ P Hanagan 88 G
8 (4) 4520 Cotai Class (29) Phillip Makin 8-8............................................ R Scott ●94 GF
9 (13) 104096 El Maga (9) Phillip Makin 8-8 (D)................................ Joanna Mason (3) 87 G
10 (1) 7812 Kendred Fire (39) J O’Keeffe 8-7 (D).............................. P J McDonald 91 GF
11 (9) 254930 Ninky Nonk (8) K Dalgleish 8-7 (EW).............................................G Lee 88 G
12 (6) 603541 Straits Of Moyle (9) R Fahey 8-7(6ex) (D).......................... B McHugh 93 GF
13 (14) 076314 Golden Duke (19) N Tinkler 8-6 (D).......................... F McManoman (3) 91 GF
14 (5) 32628 Ayling (9) A Keatley 8-5.........................................................L F Roche 92 GF
15 (7) 877 Jkr Cobbler (13) I Jardine 8-0............................................J Gormley 89 GF
BETTING: 9-2 Straits Of Moyle, 5 Lethal Levi, 6 Locke, 7 Kendred Fire, 8 Final Account,
10 Golden Duke, Ryan’s Party, 16 Cotai Class, Ninky Nonk, Lady Lade.
2.10 BRITISH EBF STALLIONS HARRY ROSEBERY STAKES (LISTED)
(1) (2-Y-O) 5f Winner £24,385 (13 run)
1 (6) 122 Edward Cornelius (16) K Dalgleish 9-3 (BF, D).................... J Fanning 96 G
2 (5) 51 Ernest Rutherford (26) M O’Callaghan (IRE) 9-3 (D)..........L F Roche 93 S
3 (3) 8513 Mitbaahy (27) R Varian 9-3 (D) (EW)........................................R Dawson 102 G
4 (12) 130 Project Dante (71) B Smart 9-3 (BF, D) (SF).................................G Lee ●109 G
5 (13) 411368 Vintage Clarets (28) R Fahey 9-3 (CD).............................. P Hanagan 107 G
6 (9) 211344 Canonized (15) W Haggas 8-12 (D)..............................................D Allan 105 G
7 (7) 417 Eternal Halo (27) K Dalgleish 8-12 (D)..............................C Rodriguez 98 G
8 (4) 413141 Fast Response (5) K Burke 8-12 (D)..........................................J Hart 103 G
9 (1) 212 Geocentric (21) G M Lyons (IRE) 8-12 (D) (F).........................G F Carroll 108 FM
10 (10) 51190 Lady Ayresome (48) K Ryan 8-12 (D).........................................S Gray 98 GS
11 (11) 1 Peggy Sioux (16) K Ryan 8-12 (D)..............................................T Eaves 100 G
12 (2) 610 Unfinishedsympathy (15) R Spencer 8-12..........................A Villiers 93 G
13 (8) 25242 Vertiginous (14) B Meehan 8-12 (BF)................................ P Mulrennan 107 GF
BETTING: 7-2 Project Dante, 5 Geocentric, 6 Peggy Sioux, 7 Vintage Clarets, Canonized,
8 Mitbaahy, 10 Ernest Rutherford, 12 Vertiginous.
2.45 ARRAN SCOTTISH SPRINT EBF FILLIES’ STAKES (FILLIES’ AND
MARES’ LISTED) (1) 5f 110yds Winner £30,907 (16 run)
1 (6) 551759 Keep Busy (19) J J Quinn 4 9-3 (CD) (F)........................................J Hart 106 GS
10-1 (8-12) 9th of 12, 9l behind Garrus (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 6f Grp 3 gd in Aug
2 (13) 111212 Al Simmo (9) Steph Hollinshead 4 9-0 (BF, D)....................................C Lee 95 GF
10-3fav (9-0) 2nd of 12, ½l behind Wentworth Falls (9-6) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf
3 (7) -52334 Bimble (33) H Candy 4 9-0 (D)................................................ P Hanagan 100 G
14-1 (9-2) 4th of 12, 8l behind Double Or Bubble (9-2) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug
4 (14) 651514 Gellhorn (52) S C Williams 4 9-0 (BF, D)....................................M Ghiani 101 G
5-2fav (9-1) 4th of 6, 7l behind Lovely Breeze (8-8) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul
5 (2) -46685 Queen Kahlua (47) S C Williams 4 9-0...................................C Beasley 100 G
33-1 (8-10) 5th of 8, 5l behind Judicial (9-1) at Chester 6f Listed stks (1) gs in Aug
6 (16) 111820 Stars In The Night (30) K Ryan 4 9-0 (D)..............................T Eaves 101 G
20-1 (9-2) 12th of 13, 17l behind Tweet Tweet (9-7) at York 5f fll hcp (2) gd in Aug
7 (9) -59145 Blackberry (9) B Smart 3 8-12 (D)...............................................G Lee 105 G
20-1 (9-5) 5th of 6, 6l behind Khaadem (9-11) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gf
8 (4) 646055 Dandalla (20) K Burke 3 8-12 (D) (EW)...................................... B Curtis 103 G
22-1 (8-9) 5th of 11, 5l behind Tis Marvellous (9-2) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug
9 (10) 045457 Let’s (22) K J Condon (IRE) 3 8-12 (D)..................................J M Sheridan 110 GY
80-1 (9-2) 7th of 15, 3½l behind Pearls Galore (9-10) at Tipperary 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) in Aug
10 (5) 234233 Noorban (13) (V) D O’Meara 3 8-12 (CD).........................................S Gray 103 G
7-1 (9-5) 3rd of 8, 2¼l behind Mine’s A Double (9-6) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf
11 (8) 430192 Operatic (21) S & E Crisford 3 8-12 (D).............................. P J McDonald 107 G
7-1 (9-7) 2nd of 5, 1¼l behind Cairn Island (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug
12 (11) -52466 Russian River (58) J P O’Brien (IRE) 3 8-12 (D)......................R Dawson 109 GF
6-1 (9-3) 6th of 13, 3½l behind Wren’s Breath (9-3) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul
13 (3) 751214 Tenaya Canyon (30) E Walker 3 8-12 (BF, D)..................... P Mulrennan 108 G
5-1fav (9-1) 4th of 13, 1¾l behind Tweet Tweet (9-7) at York 5f fll hcp (2) gd in Aug
14 (12) 332734 Teresa Mendoza (40) K J Condon (IRE) 3 8-12 (D)...................W J Lee 114 GF
17-2 (9-2) 4th of 7, 7l behind Gustavus Weston (10-0) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) in Aug
15 (15) 3-1911 Tweet Tweet (30) D Carroll 3 8-12 (D) (SF)................................ H Shaw ●115 G
7-1 (9-7) won at York 5f fll hcp (2) gd in Aug beating Mid Winster (9-3) by 1¼l, 13 ran
16 (1) 14422 White Lavender (22) Joseph G Murphy (IRE) 3 8-12 (D)........G F Carroll 113 GY
12-1 (9-2) 2nd of 15, nk behind Master Matt (9-9) at Tipperary 5f Listed stks (1) in Aug
BETTING: 11-4 Keep Busy, 5 Tweet Tweet, 7 White Lavender, 8 Teresa Mendoza, 10 Russian
River, 12 Operatic, Tenaya Canyon, 14 Dandalla, Let’s.
3.20 VIRGIN BET AYR BRONZE CUP HANDICAP (2) 6f
Winner £15,462 (25 run)
1 (25) 638024 Bernardo O’Reilly (7) R Spencer 7 9-10 (D) (EW)............A Villiers (3) ●96 G
12-1 (8-6) 4th of 12, 2½l behind Able Kane (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd
2 (11) 908394 Musicality (15) R Varian 4 9-9 (D)..........................................R Dawson 92 G
10-1 (9-5) 4th of 11, 2½l behind Strike Red (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcap (3)
3 (22) 114839 Out The Hat (6) J O’Keeffe 3 9-9 (D)...............................P-L Jamin (5) 90 G
25-1 (9-7) 9th of 12, 12l behind Gabrial The Devil (9-4) at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs
4 (6) 416411 Secretinthepark (20) (V) R Menzies 11 9-9 (D).............. P J McDonald 89 G
7-1 (9-7) won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Passional (9-0) by ½l, 9 ran
5 (15) 741115 Boogie Time (21) K Burke 3 9-9 (D)........................................... B Curtis 91 G
10-3 (9-5) last of 5, 7l behind Cairn Island (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug
6 (5) 710012 Show Me Show Me (15) R Fahey 4 9-9.................................P Mathers 92 G
10-1 (9-8) 2nd of 11, 1¼l behind Saluti (9-5) at Newcastle 5f hcap (3)
7 (13) 844233 Danzan (28) (B) T Easterby 6 9-8 (D)............................................D Allan 94 ST
10-3 (9-7) 3rd of 9, ¾l behind Lion Tower (9-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug
8 (8) 521385 Be Proud (5) J Goldie 5 9-8 (C)..................................Miss A Waugh (5) 92 GF
16-1 (9-10) 5th of 17, 2l behind Lezardrieux (8-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf
9 (7) 224373 Ghathanfar (21) T Waggott 5 9-7 (D)........................................T Eaves 94 G
7-1 (9-0) 3rd of 13, 4l behind Just Frank (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug
10 (16) 435000 Flying Pursuit (21) T Easterby 8 9-7 (CD)..........................D Fentiman 93 G
25-1 (8-9) 10th of 13, 10l behind Just Frank (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug
11 (17) 806104 Citron Major (8) N Tinkler 6 9-7 (D)........................................ R Scott 92 G
6-1 (8-12) 4th of 7, 6l behind Call Me Ginger (8-7) at Doncaster 6f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gf
12 (4) 924311 Call Me Ginger (8) J Goldie 5 9-7 (D) (SF)........................ P Mulrennan 94 G
3-1 (8-7) won at Doncaster 6f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Lord P (8-9) by 2l, 7 ran
13 (3) -97216 John Kirkup (47) (B) M Dods 6 9-6 (CD).................................C Beasley 93 G
11-2 (9-12) 6th of 9, 2¾l behind Ready Freddie Go (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug
14 (10) 387815 Fortamour (13) B Haslam 5 9-6 (D)...................................... P Hanagan 92 GS
10-3 (8-8) 5th of 7, 4½l behind Popmaster (9-5) at Ascot 6f hcp 105 (2) gf
15 (20) 304407 Northernpowerhouse (21) B Smart 5 9-6 (D).........................G Lee 92 G
16-1 (8-13) 7th of 13, 7l behind Just Frank (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug
16 (23) 256323 Ventura Express (14) P Midgley 4 9-6............................. B Robinson 95 GF
5-2 (8-11) 3rd of 7, 3½l behind King Of Stars (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf
17 (2) 0-1113 Twilight Madness (20) S Hodgson 3 9-4 (BF, D)........................J Hart 93 G
1-1fav (9-5) 3rd of 7, 1½l behind Louie de Palma (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug
18 (21) 450712 Mark’s Choice (17) S England 5 9-3 (C, D) (F)...........................C Hardie 94 G
3-1 (9-12) 2nd of 7, ¾l behind Wade’s Magic (8-5) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug
19 (1) 330163 Never Dark (5) I Jardine 4 9-3................................................A Mullen 90 GF
6-1 (8-11) 3rd of 6, 2¼l behind Glory Fighter (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs
20 (14) 556346 Pearl Of Qatar (31) (H) T Davidson 5 9-1 (CD)......................... P Dennis 92 FM
16-1 (9-9) 6th of 11, 3½l behind Call Me Ginger (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug
21 (18) 935742 Thegreatestshowman (13) (B) A Murphy 5 9-0 (D)......... Doubtful
14-1 (8-6) 2nd of 8, nk behind Mine’s A Double (9-6) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf
22 (12) 632352 Pockley (22) Miss L Perratt 3 9-0 (D)...................................JP Sullivan 94 GF
20-1 (9-3) 2nd of 7, ½l behind Bowman (9-6) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug
23 (24) 404346 Chookie Dunedin (13) K Dalgleish 6 9-0 (CD)....................C Rodriguez 92 GF
14-1 (9-4) 6th of 9, 5l behind Sucellus (9-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf
24 (9) 053475 True Mason (34) (H) Phillip Makin 5 8-12 (D)................................S Gray 93 GS
10-1 (9-0) 5th of 16, 2¾l behind Mark’s Choice (9-0) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug
25 (19) 331631 Thornaby Pearl (48) Adrian Nicholls 3 8-11 (D).................... B McHugh 92 G
13-2 (9-3) won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul beating Mutanaaseq (9-9) by ½l, 8 ran
BETTING: 11-2 Call Me Ginger, 8 Mark’s Choice, 12 Twilight Madness, Ghathanfar,
Secretinthepark, 14 Danzan, Thornaby Pearl, Show Me Show Me, Pockley, Fortamour.
3.55 VIRGIN BET HANDICAP (3) 2m 1f 105yds
Winner £8,100 (5 run)
1 (2) 000324 Lucky Deal (7) (V) M Johnston 6 10-0 (SF)............................. J Fanning 95 ST
2 (4) 491216 Prince Imperial (30) R Hughes 4 9-12 (D)..........................T Heard (5) ●97 G
3 (1) 811218 Let Me Be (54) K Dalgleish 5 9-3 (C).....................................C Rodriguez 95 G
4 (3) 4710-4 Beechwood Jude (24) K Dalgleish 5 9-0.....................................G Lee 96 H
5 (5) 1-5241 Haveyoumissedme (11) I Jardine 3 8-4 (F).............................A Mullen 94 SF
BETTING: 9-4 Lucky Deal, 11-4 Prince Imperial, 7-2 Haveyoumissedme, 4 Let Me Be,
8 Beechwood Jude.
4.30 REMUS UOMO HANDICAP (DIV 1) (5) 1m
Winner £3,132 (14 run)
1 (8) 333212 Tilsitt (1) R M Smith 4 10-1 (D) (F)...................................S B Kirrane (5) 74 SF
2 (5) 439777 Al Erayg (25) T Easterby 8 9-12 (D).............................................D Allan 74 GF
3 (14) 835253 King Of Tonga (7) D O’Meara 5 9-11..........................................D Nolan 75 S
4 (3) 831153 Merricourt (24) I Jardine 5 9-10 (CD)......................................A Mullen 74 SS
5 (4) -60677 Dancin Boy (21) M Dods 5 9-8 (D)...........................................C Beasley 72 G
6 (9) -41324 Fae The Port (117) K Burke 3 9-7..................................................C Lee 76 G
7 (11) 364312 Little Ted (6) T Easterby 4 9-5 (D)....................................... P Hanagan 73 G
8 (2) -54315 Royal Regent (24) R M Smith 9 9-3 (CD)...............................P Mathers 74 S
9 (13) 704942 Bavardages (22) M & D Easterby 4 9-2 (D) (SF).................. P Mulrennan 75 ST
10 (6) 012297 Bankawi (17) M & D Easterby 4 9-2 (D)........................ Joanna Mason (3) 73 G
11 (7) 237160 Shackabooah (31) S Dixon 4 9-0............................................ B Curtis 74 G
12 (1) 639237 Zoravan (31) (V) K Dalgleish 8 8-11 (C, D)..............................C Rodriguez ●77 GF
13 (12) 364324 Retirement Beckons (9) (H) Miss L Perratt 6 8-7 (CD) (EW).....JP Sullivan 74 GS
14 (10) 386463 Cool Dandy (6) K Dalgleish 3 8-3.......................................... J Fanning 67 GS
BETTING: 4 Tilsitt, 13-2 Bavardages, 7 King Of Tonga, 8 Little Ted, 10 Fae The Port,
Merricourt, 12 Royal Regent, Bankawi, Al Erayg.
5.00 REMUS UOMO HANDICAP (DIV 2) (5) 1m
Winner £3,132 (13 run)
1 (9) 548742 Bringitonboris (15) K Dalgleish 4 9-13 (CD)......................... J Fanning 75 G
2 (7) 807573 Tahonta (21) (B) K Ryan 3 9-8.................................... O McSweeney (7) 75 S
3 (6) 272-00 Twilight Prince (70) R Fahey 3 9-8................................... P Hanagan 50 S
4 (4) 416313 Clay Regazzoni (5) (V) K Dalgleish 4 9-8 (D).....................C Rodriguez 75 ST
5 (3) 345405 North Of Amazing (41) K Burke 3 9-6........................................C Lee 75 S
6 (2) 828361 Motarajel (19) T Easterby 4 9-4 (D) (F)...............................D Fentiman 75 ST
7 (11) 095332 Ron O (21) (V) J L Eyre 3 9-2....................................................... B Curtis ●78 S
8 (5) -84171 Temper Trap (16) T Easterby 4 9-2 (SF).....................................D Allan 73 GS
9 (13) 505 Rhythmic Blues (J25) M & D Easterby 3 9-1........... Joanna Mason (3) 68 ST
10 (8) 376-5 En Couleur (150) M & D Easterby 4 9-0 (BF)....................... P Mulrennan 64 ST
11 (10) 154548 Flying Moon (22) R M Smith 5 8-13 (CD)................................P Mathers 76 G
12 (1) 093165 Havana Go (6) I Jardine 6 8-7 (CD) (EW)....................................A Mullen 77 ST
13 (12) 631486 Lucky Violet (24) (H) Miss L Perratt 9 8-7 (CD)..............................G Lee 72 G
BETTING: 4 Temper Trap, 11-2 Bringitonboris, 6 Motarajel, 7 Ron O, 8 Clay Regazzoni,
Tahonta, 10 En Couleur, 12 Havana Go.
Trainer Claire Hitch and jockey Ben Godfrey have a 67 per cent strike
rate when teaming up at Newton Abbot — 2 wins from 3 runners for a
level-stake profit of +£32.00pts. So look out for Every Breakin Wave
STAT OF THE DAY
TRAINERS: C Longsdon 2-4
(50%), P & O Cole 4-9 (44%), J
Snowden 2-5 (40%), P Nicholls
2-5 (40%), E Walker 7-18 (39%),
G Baker 3-8 (38%), J & T Gosden
16-44 (36%), C Appleby 11-31
(35%), C Dwyer 2-6 (33%), A
Wintle 3-10 (30%), P Hobbs 2-7
(29%), C Cox 8-30 (27%), J
Harrington 15-56 (27%).
JOCKEYS: Harry Cobden 3-6
(50%), Liam Harrison 3-7 (43%),
Ben Curtis 6-17 (35%), Gavin
Sheehan 2-6 (33%), Paddy
Brennan 2-6 (33%), James
Doyle 9-31 (29%), Rossa Ryan
10-36 (28%), O M McSweeney 3-11
TOP DOG’S BEST
KINSLEY FANCIES 11.06 Ay Up Brook
(2-3-6) 11.21 Coolanga Storm (5-6-1)
11.36 Sheriffs Rose (2-3-4) 11.51 Jaxleg
Swift (3-6-2) 12.06 Christopper (1-2-6)
12.21 Star Bawn (Nap) (5-1-3) 12.36
Foxrock Julie (1-5-4) 12.51 Easy Ella
(5-2-3) 1.06 Wilbrook Tikka (6-1-4) 1.21
Hillview Heidi (3-4-6) 1.36 Someoneyouloved
(6-3-2) 1.51 Mossie Paws (2-5-3)
NEWCASTLE FANCIES 2.04 Slamannan
Days (6-4-3) 2.19 Dina Dina Bobina
(4-6-3) 2.36 Manx Disco (1-6-4) 2.54 Gartcloss
Dakota (1-5-6) 3.09 Remember Lisa
(1-6-5) 3.26 Darver Elayne (5-2-6) 3.44 Minnies
Baku (1-2-5) 4.04 Avonside Golly (5-6-
4) 4.23 Gartcloss Spence (2-5-1) 4.43 Nitro
June (Nap) (6-1-5) 5.03 Ring Of Fire (1-6-5)
5.22 Quilkearn (3-2-5)
Boy (1-3-4) 11.28 Crusty Freddie (4-6-2)
11.43 Hello Bridie Mai (6-5-2) 11.58 Skimcoat
Finch (4-3-2) 12.13 Ringsend Ruby
(Nap) (6-1-5) 12.28 Ravenswell Rebel (3-4-
5) 12.43 Storys Elaine (5-1-6) 12.58 Superior
Boss (5-1-2) 1.13 Say That Again (6-5-1)
1.28 Ballinulty Blue (4-2-3) 1.44 Bettyville
Blitz (1-6-5) 1.59 Jetts Razl (5-4-6)
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FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 41
1.45 SILK ROMANCE
2.20 NUANCE (NAP)
2.55 KING OF CONQUEST
3.30 SILENT ESCAPE (NB)
4.05 FAVORITE MOON
4.35 NEENEE’S CHOICE
Going: Good to Soft.
Course: Left-handed, oval, mainly flat track of 1m
7f, with a 5f run-in. 5-8f races run on straight course. 7f
64yd and 1m races start on a chute to the round course.
DRAW: High numbers have a slight advantage on
the straight course.
Top Trainers: R Hannon 55-472 (11.7%),
J & T Gosden 49-184 (26.6%), W Haggas 40-197
(20.3%), R Charlton 25-158 (15.8%).
Top Jockeys: James Doyle 41-205 (20.0%),
Oisin Murphy 34-269 (12.6%), William Buick 23-113
(20.4%), Sean Levey 18-143 (12.6%).
Profitable races for Favs: 1.45.
BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF MAIDEN STAKES (4)
1.15 (2-Y-O) 6f Winner £6,534 (11 run)
1 (3) Animist J Gallagher 9-5.................................................... G Buckell (3) - -
2 (4) Botanist G Baker 9-5......................................................... P Cosgrave - -
3 (5) 42 Dark Swansong (24) C Cox 9-5 (BF) (SF)................................ A Kirby 80 GF
4 (10) Deodar R Beckett 9-5............................................................ R Hornby - -
5 (2) 7 Everyonelovesagrey (13) A West 9-5..........Elisha Whittington (5) 28 G
6 (8) 264 Flying Secret (10) E J-Houghton 9-5 (BF)............................... W Buick ●84 G
7 (7) Neptunian M Meade 9-5 (EW)............................................ T Marquand - -
8 (11) Satellite Call A Wintle 9-5................................................D Probert - -
9 (9) Witch Hunter R Hannon 9-5 (F).......................................... S M Levey - -
10 (1) 66 Debbie’s Choice (24) J Bridger 9-0....................................David Egan 63 GF
11 (6) Sparked J Boyle 9-0..........................................................Rossa Ryan - -
BETTING: 7-4 Dark Swansong, 3 Flying Secret, 4 Deodar, 6 Neptunian, 15-2 Witch Hunter.
DUBAI DUTY FREE FULL OF SURPRISES BRITISH EBF FILLIES’
CONDITIONS STAKES (STR) (2) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £8,504 (4 run)
1 (3) 15 Fast Attack (27) S & E Crisford 9-1 (D) (F).........................James Doyle 97 SS
2 (2) 21 Silk Romance (21) C Appleby 9-1 (D) (SF)................................. W Buick ●98 G
3 (4) 16 Star From Afarhh (27) A Balding 9-1 (D)............................O Murphy 91 G
4 (1) 1 Heredia (20) R Hannon 8-12................................................... S M Levey 89 GF
BETTING: 5-4 Silk Romance, 3 Fast Attack, 7-2 Star From Afarhh, 5 Heredia.
DUBAI DUTY FREE NURSERY (STR) (3) (2-Y-O) 7f
Winner £5,154 (7 run)
1 (6) 431 Nuance (47) W Haggas 9-6 (D) (SF)...................................... T Marquand 95 G
2 (5) 7313 Jazz Club (8) R Varian 9-6 (Doubtful).................................. Doubtful
3 (2) 4441 Croupier (24) S & E Crisford 9-6 (CD) (F).............................James Doyle 91 GF
4 (1) 4321 Altraif (14) J & T Gosden 9-5 (D)...........................................David Egan 91 G
5 (4) 6219 American Star (28) E Walker 9-4........................................O Murphy 89 G
6 (3) 410264 Secret Strength (14) R Hannon 9-4................................Rossa Ryan 92 G
7 (7) 819 Like A Lion (40) Muir & Grassick 9-2 (D)................................... M Dwyer 88 S
BETTING: 2 Nuance, 3 Croupier, 10-3 Altraif, 5 American Star, 12 Secret Strength, 14 Like A Lion.
41ST RUNNING OF THE HAYNES, HANSON & CLARK
CONDITIONS STAKES (STR) (2) (2-Y-O) 1m £9,277 (6 run)
1 (1) 1 King Of Conquest (26) C Appleby 9-1 (SF)............................. W Buick 95 G
2 (2) 1 Westover (43) R Beckett 9-1 (D) (F)........................................ R Hornby 90 GS
3 (3) 681 Zechariah (57) M Meade 9-1.............................................. T Marquand ●96 G
4 (6) 1 Bolthole (40) M Bell 8-12 (D).................................................O Murphy 91 G
5 (5) 2 Paradias (26) A King 8-12................................................James Doyle 91 G
6 (4) 711 Rawyaan (31) M Tregoning 8-12................................................ D O’Neill 94 G
BETTING: 15-8 King Of Conquest, 11-4 Westover, 5 Zechariah, 6 Bolthole, 8 Rawyaan, 10 Paradias.
DUBAI DUTY FREE CUP STAKES (LISTED) (STR) (1) 7f
Winner £22,684 (15 run)
1 (9) -30361 Al Suhail (15) (H) C Appleby 4 9-2 (D) (SF)................................. W Buick 120 G
2 (3) 2-2192 D’bai (6) (B) C Appleby 7 9-2 (D)...........................................James Doyle 121 G
3 (1) -37027 Matthew Flinders (55) E Walker 4 9-2.................................A Atzeni 115 G
4 (2) 225484 Mums Tipple (20) R Hannon 4 9-2 (D)....................................... P Dobbs 115 G
5 (11) 10-014 River Nymph (111) C Cox 4 9-2 (CD) (EW).................................... A Kirby 118 S
6 (13) -20701 Symbolize (42) A Balding 4 9-2 (D).........................................D Probert 115 GF
7 (5) 11-229 Tomfre (92) R Beckett 4 9-2 (D).............................................. R Hornby 119 GS
8 (7) 10-235 Ace Aussie (61) J Harrington (IRE) 3 8-13 (D).........................David Egan 116 G
9 (6) 126-2 Albasheer (24) Owen Burrows 3 8-13 (BF, D)............................. D O’Neill 113 G
10 (15) 1413-4 Baradar (63) R Varian 3 8-13 (CD)........................................Rossa Ryan 114 GS
11 (12) 152527 Fundamental (52) J & T Gosden 3 8-13 (D).............................M Harley 114 G
12 (10) 617-1 Snash (206) C Hills 3 8-13.........................................................N Callan 106 SS
13 (4) 22 Wonder Elmossman (8) J S Moore 3 8-13............................ J F Egan 90 GS
14 (8) 1-121 Silent Escape (27) S bin Suroor 4 8-11 (D) (F).........................O Murphy 119 G
15 (14) 121-77 With Thanks (75) W Haggas 4 8-11 (D)................................ T Marquand ●123 H
BETTING: 4 Al Suhail, 11-2 D’bai, 6 Albasheer, 7 Silent Escape, 10 Baradar, 12 River Nymph.
DUBAI DUTY FREE HANDICAP (2) 1m 4f
Winner £10,800 (12 run)
1 (3) 17-250 On To Victory (27) A King 7 10-0 (D)........................................ A Kirby 106 S
2 (2) 2-3621 Calling The Wind (49) R Hughes 5 9-12 (D) (EW)..................... P Dobbs 100 G
3 (8) 18-100 Favorite Moon (91) W Haggas 4 9-11 (D)............................ T Marquand 101 S
4 (7) 3-6583 Sextant (15) K Dalgleish 6 9-11 (CD)................................... B Garritty (3) 102 GS
5 (5) -52212 Makram (42) R Charlton 4 9-9 (BF) (SF)...............................James Doyle 103 G
6 (9) -23140 Nate The Great (133) A Balding 5 9-6......................................J Bryan ●108 ST
7 (10) 631265 Master The Stars (41) E Dunlop 4 9-3.......................... M Crehan (3) 107 G
8 (12) 3-3533 Labeebb (56) S & E Crisford 4 9-0 (D)......................................... W Buick 105 G
9 (1) 113234 Galahad Threepwood (132) M Channon 4 8-12 (D)............. R Hornby 105 ST
10 (4) 1-40 Twisted Reality (92) R Beckett 3 8-11.................................O Murphy 98 GS
11 (11) 1-2188 Surrey Gold (27) H Morrison 3 8-5 (C)................................David Egan 104 GS
12 (6) -73223 Star Caliber (41) (H) A Balding 3 8-5 (BF) (F).........................D Probert 103 GS
BETTING: 5 Makram, 11-2 Star Caliber, 6 Labeebb, 7 Twisted Reality, 8 Calling The Wind.
CROSSLAND EMPLOYMENT SOLICITORS HANDICAP (4) 1m 2f
1.15 WITCH HUNTER
1.45 SILK ROMANCE
3.30 SILENT ESCAPE (NAP)
4.05 STAR CALIBER
4.35 DARTINGTON (NB)
Trainer Targets (won today’s
race at least twice in last 10 years):
R Hannon won the 1.15 in ‘14, ‘17 and ‘19. R
Hannon won the 2.20 in ‘15, ‘17, ‘18 and ‘19. C
Appleby won the 2.55 in ‘13 and ‘20. R Hannon
won the 3.30 in ‘17 and ‘19. S bin Suroor won
the 3.30 in ‘12 and ‘13. W Haggas won the 3.30
in ‘15 and ‘18.
TONGUE STRAPS: 3.30 D’bai, 4.05 Favorite
Moon, Labeebb, 4.35 Kattani. (*=1st time).
1ST TIME HOODS: 4.05 Star Caliber.
Winner £4,347 (10 run)
1 (7) 0-9860 Alternative Fact (50) A King 6 9-12 (D)..............................M Harley 87 GS
2 (10) 10/00- San Pedro (J105) P Henderson 4 9-9...................................Rossa Ryan - H
3 (4) 0-2111 Neenee’s Choice (15) A Balding 3 9-7 (C, D) (SF)....................O Murphy 88 G
4 (6) 2145-6 Casting Vote (15) Christian Williams 4 9-7 (D)............................ A Kirby 92 GF
5 (5) 374-58 Kattani (108) M Appleby 5 9-5...........................................James Doyle 86 G
6 (3) 21-337 End Result (68) D Elsworth 4 9-4 (BF, CD)...............................D Probert 90 G
7 (9) -53124 Arthur’s Realm (28) E Dunlop 3 9-3............................... T Marquand 87 GF
8 (2) 5-2238 Remedium (58) R Hannon 3 9-2.............................................. S M Levey 87 FM
9 (8) -23312 Dartington (8) M Tregoning 4 9-0 (D) (F)................................. W Buick ●94 G
10 (1) 451617 Kentucky Kingdom (14) H Evans 5 8-13 (D) (EW).................D Costello 89 ST
BETTING: 13-8 Neenee’s Choice, 3 Dartington, 6 Arthur’s Realm, 8 End Result, 12 Remedium.
HAMDAN’S SHADWELL TO DOWNSIZE
BY DAVID YATES
THE colours of the late Sheikh
Hamdan Al Maktoum will be a less
common sight on British
racecourses with a “substantial
number” of his horses bound for
Since Mushref gave Sheikh
Hamdan his first winner in 1980,
his silks – royal blue, white
epaulets, striped cap – have been
associated with some of the
sport’s great names, including
1989 Derby hero Nashwan and
1990 champion sprinter Dayjur.
But speculation has been rife his
Shadwell Estate Company Ltd –
whose latest Group 1 in Europe
came via the William Haggastrained
Baaeed in the Prix du
Moulin at ParisLongchamp 12 days
ago – would undergo a downsizing
after the sheikh’s death last March.
And yesterday “important
changes” were announced,
including the sale this autumn of
horses in training and home-bred
yearlings, with a dispersal of
Sheikh Hamdan’s band of
broodmares to follow.
While Shadwell stressed its
commitment to “focus on quality
and competition at the highest
level”, UK director Chris Kennard
said: “As part of a long-term plan
for Shadwell to operate on a
sustainable footing, a recent
decision has been made to
contract the size of the global
business. This will involve the
imminent sale of a substantial
number of horses, including
yearlings, horses in training and
breeding stock and, in due course,
a reorganisation of each of the
■ WILLIAM BUICK was cut to 2-1
(from 7-2) with Paddy Power for
the 2021 jockeys’ title after a
treble at Yarmouth yesterday.
The Dublin firm eased reigning
champion Oisín Murphy to 1-3.
STEVE CHAPMAN MEMORIAL NOVICES’ HURDLE
(4) 2m 6f Winner £4,084 (4 run)
1 U-3211 Every Breakin Wave (29) Claire Hitch 11 11-12 (CD) (F)....B Godfrey (5) ●121 G
2 1-1213 Diligent (12) (H) N Hawke 8 10-12 (BF, C) (SF)..................... K Buckley (7) - -
3 945 Oscars Reign (61) Alexandra Dunn 4 10-9...........................N Scholfield - -
4 0/76- Southfield Lily (148) (BH) M Bradstock 5 10-5......................J J Burke 96 G
BETTING: 8-11 Every Breakin Wave, 11-8 Diligent, 20 Oscars Reign, 25 Southfield Lily.
MIKE MCHUGH MEMORIAL HANDICAP CHASE (4) 3m 2f
2.28 Winner £3,594 (4 run)
1 4-7343 Fact Of The Matter (17) (B) J Snowden 11 12-0 (F)............. G Sheehan ●118 G
2 P7-P25 Black Anthem (24) T Lacey 9 11-12 (C)..................................J J Burke 99 G
3 62-545 Cage Of Fear (32) Christian Williams 7 11-9..........................J Tudor (3) 114 GS
4 2P-212 Joey Steel (100) Christian Williams 8 10-5 (BF) (SF)..............N Scholfield 113 GF
BETTING: 11-8 Joey Steel, 5-2 Fact Of The Matter, 3 Black Anthem, 7 Cage Of Fear.
DEVONDALE ELECTRICAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY MARES’
NOVICES’ HURDLE (4) 2m 1f Winner £4,084 (8 run)
1 65-441 She’s A Novelty (24) F O’Brien 6 11-5 (D) (SF)................L Harrison (5) 113 G
2 92370- Amelia’s Dance (198) (H) R Walford 6 10-12........................S Sheppard 114 S
3 7-2232 Ginger Du Val (24) (H) M Rowley 5 10-12 (F).............. Mr B Bromley (7) ●116 G
4 13- Little Jessture (F31) Ben Clarke 5 10-12 (CD) (EW).............. B R Jones - -
5 7-55P4 Roque Angel (24) (H) M Rowley 5 10-12...........................A Edwards (3) 86 G
6 Gaelic Belle (F427) Chris Honour 4 10-10...............................D Noonan - -
7 6 Ince (24) F O’Brien 4 10-10.......................................................P Brennan 82 G
8 90 Saxon Queen (16) P Bowen 4 10-10..........................................J Bowen 45 G
BETTING: 11-10 She’s A Novelty, 3 Ginger Du Val, 6 Amelia’s Dance, 7 Little Jessture, 10 Ince,
25 Roque Angel, 50 Gaelic Belle, Saxon Queen.
PRO-BET STAR CALIBER (4.05 Newbury) 3pts win
TODAY’S FAB 4 TIPS
SHARON CORAL’S 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH
NURSERY (6) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £2,322 (13 run)
1 (10) 9691 Odisseo (11) M Botti 9-13(6ex) (D) (SF)................................S Cherchi (3) 62 SF
2 (1) 560 Stargazer Lily (15) A Watson 9-7 (EW)....................................H Doyle 62 ST
3 (8) 9537 Streak Jazz (37) R Brisland 9-6..........................................T Ladd (3) 62 SS
4 (11) 0703 Beloved Of All (76) C Dunnett 9-3......................................E J Walsh 59 G
5 (13) 80073 Mythical Star (4) R Hughes 9-2 (BF)................................ Doubtful
6 (5) 0588 Travers (3) (B) S P C Woods 9-2.............................................. D Keenan 63 G
7 (6) 8076 Hurry Up Hedley (11) (B) W Haggas 9-2 (F).............................C Fallon 62 SF
8 (7) 8866 Perceivable (8) (H) J Butler 8-11.............................................. G Wood 62 G
9 (2) 4094 Mild Reflection (37) J Portman 8-11................................ Doubtful
10 (9) 889312 Thatsthefinest (4) J Butler 8-10 (CD)...................................L Morris 65 ST
11 (4) 064325 Twistaline (8) B Millman 8-10.............................................. R Coakley ●66 GF
12 (3) 0907 Hen Harrier (17) J Boyle 8-8...................................Georgia Dobie (3) 62 SS
13 (12) 8809 Honeywell (18) R Harris 8-8..................................................T Whelan 48 GF
BETTING: 11-4 Odisseo, 7-2 Hurry Up Hedley, 9-2 Thatsthefinest, 8 Twistaline, Streak Jazz.
UNIBET CASINO DEPOSIT 10 GET 40 BONUS NOVICE STAKES
(5) 6f Winner £3,510 (11 run)
1 (7) 897 Alafdhal (13) P McEntee 3 9-5................................................L Morris 61 ST
2 (10) 54 Blackthirtyone (25) A West 3 9-5..................................... J Haynes 62 ST
3 (2) 23-3 Shobiz (13) C Hills 3 9-5 (F)..................................................C Shepherd 81 GS
4 (4) 622 Thaler (107) Sir M Stoute 3 9-5 (BF) (SF)..............................R Kingscote ●89 ST
5 (8) Are You Able P Evans 4 9-2............................................... G Downing - -
6 (6) 07/7-0 Winalotwithalittle (79) J R Jenkins 5 9-2.................Jimmy Quinn 33 ST
7 (3) Dark Side Diamond C Dwyer 3 9-0.................T Hammer Hansen (3) - -
8 (1) 7- Dream A Little (351) E Walker 3 9-0 (EW)................................H Doyle 67 GS
9 (11) 22 Frosted Angel (23) Brian O’Rourke 3 9-0 (BF)........................R Havlin 79 G
10 (9) 9-7 Hope Springs (23) (H) J Boyle 3 9-0.................................... C Bennett 51 ST
11 (5) Tridevi J Fox 3 9-0.............................................................S Hitchcott - -
BETTING: 11-8 Thaler, 9-4 Shobiz, 7-2 Frosted Angel, 12 Dream A Little, 14 Are You Able.
UNIBET NEW INSTANT ROULETTE HANDICAP (5) 7f
Winner £3,240 (11 run)
1 (11) 4-2276 Blackcastle Storm (87) (B) R Hughes 4 9-11 (D).............. Doubtful
2 (1) 448075 Phuket Power (28) (V) T Dascombe 4 9-10 (CD).................W Carver (3) 72 ST
3 (10) -55855 Emraan (41) (V) I Williams 5 9-10..........................................R Kingscote 77 ST
4 (5) 124080 Al Suil Eile (37) S A Harris 5 9-9 (CD).................................... S W Kelly 77 SS
5 (8) 469327 Allerby (21) H Candy 3 9-7 (BF)................................................. G Wood 77 SS
6 (7) 8363 Rajmeister (44) (H) Tom Clover 3 9-7................................... J Mitchell 76 SS
7 (9) 448751 Liger King (19) W Knight 3 9-4 (D) (SF).................................C Shepherd 78 SS
8 (2) 007934 Los Camachos (16) (B) J Gallagher 6 8-13 (C, D) (EW).. Grace McEntee (5) 77 GF
9 (6) 0-4455 Actaea (23) (H) H Main 3 8-13.....................................................C Fallon 74 SS
10 (4) 5668-1 Capla Dream (122) J Tuite 3 8-13 (F)........................R Clutterbuck (5) 76 GS
11 (3) 8-638 Crocus (18) E Walker 3 8-12.......................................................H Doyle 74 FM
BETTING: 4 Liger King, 5 Capla Dream, 6 Rajmeister, 7 Allerby, Los Camachos, 8 Crocus.
UNIBET/BREEDERS BACKING RACING EBF NOVICE STAKES (5)
1m 4f Winner £4,050 (10 run)
1 (8) 3-1 Restitution (143) A King 3 9-9................................................C Fallon 73 GF
2 (9) Thebannerkingrebel (J27) J Snowden 8 9-9.................C Shepherd - -
3 (10) 31 Beholding (16) J & T Gosden 3 9-4 (D) (F).................................R Havlin 83 ST
4 (1) Cu Chulainn B Meehan 3 9-2 (EW)..........................................L Morris - -
5 (5) 96 Joy Coast (59) I Mohammed 3 9-2......................................... L Steward 51 ST
6 (4) 2 King Capella (15) Sir M Stoute 3 9-2 (SF)..........................R Kingscote ●85 GF
7 (6) 62 Scherbobalob (36) A Carroll 3 9-2.........................................H Doyle 59 G
8 (7) 8 Lassie (62) (H) J-R Auvray 3 8-11...........................................Jane Elliott 37 GF
9 (3) 67 Salonniere (22) Matt Crawley 3 8-11.........................R Clutterbuck (5) 41 ST
10 (2) 9 Undomiel (21) P Webber 3 8-11...........................................W Carver (3) - GF
BETTING: 11-10 Beholding, 9-4 King Capella, 5 Restitution, 10 Thebannerkingrebel.
By road, Manton-based Brian Meehan sends Locke (1.35),
Vertiginous (2.10) on a 383-mile trip to Ayr.
NEWTONABBOTRACING.COM HANDICAP HURDLE (5) 2m 1f
3.38 Winner £2,723 (12 run)
1 142-34 Flamenco De Kerser (120) (H) Mrs R Ford 6 12-0 (EW)..... R McLernon 106 G
2 B17/4- Borak (147) D Faulkner 9 11-12..............................................N Scholfield 87 S
3 4-PP6P Percy (24) (B) M Sheppard 7 11-10...........................................S Sheppard 101 G
4 -25240 Blazing Saddles (32) J Scott 6 11-9.................................M Griffiths 109 GS
5 P-6112 Easkey Lad (61) D Burchell 6 11-3 (F).....................................B R Jones 107 GF
6 03430- Just No Risk (149) S Thomas 5 11-2.......................... S Twiston-Davies 103 G
7 352-87 Good Bye (123) (B) A Jones 6 11-0.........................................DOUBTFUL
8 9-2516 Alramz (65) Mrs S Gardner 5 10-10 (C)................................Lucy Gardner 105 S
9 86531- Thinque Tank (197) C Longsdon 5 10-7........................ Paul O’Brien (3) 105 S
10 4P50-1 Sergeant (17) M Harris 4 10-3 (CD) (SF)............................M Bastyan (3) 110 GF
11 -75D89 Invincible Wish (32) S-J Davies 9 10-0........................... W T Kennedy 109 GS
12 P9-753 Balzac (4) Sheila Lewis 4 10-0................................... Sean Houlihan (3) ●113 G
BETTING: 9-4 Sergeant, 11-2 Easkey Lad, 6 Thinque Tank, 8 Balzac, 10 Flamenco De Kerser,
Alramz, 12 Borak, Just No Risk.
UNIBET 3 UNIBOOSTS A DAY (JOCKEY CLUB GRASSROOTS
7.00 STAYERS’ SERIES) HANDICAP (4) 2m Winner £5,400 (8 run)
1 (3) 1/4124 Cochise (92) Miss S West 5 10-0...............................................T Whelan 78 G
2 (4) /097-6 Darksideoftarnside (28) N Mulholland 7 9-9.......................R Havlin 57 S
3 (8) 16/8-1 Olympic Honour (22) E Williams 5 9-6 (D) (F)....................... S W Kelly ●79 G
4 (2) 51-356 Good Soul (22) H Palmer 3 9-1..................................................C Fallon 74 ST
5 (7) -11123 Yagan (16) Sir M Prescott 3 8-9 (SF)............................................L Morris 76 ST
6 (1) 534441 Evaluation (27) Sir M Stoute 3 8-8 (D)...............................R Kingscote 75 G
7 (6) 548323 Dreambird (15) R Charlton 3 8-8 (EW)........................................H Doyle 77 GF
8 (5) 537323 Artemis Sky (16) M Tregoning 3 8-6...................................... C Bennett 74 GF
BETTING: 3 Olympic Honour, 10-3 Yagan, Evaluation, 8 Good Soul, Dreambird, Cochise.
TRY OUR NEW RUNNER BOOST AT UNIBET HANDICAP (6) 1m 3f
Winner £2,322 (14 run)
1 (7) 57-247 Flat To The Max (24) S Hodgson 6 9-12..................................R Havlin 70 YS
2 (5) -20754 Eaglesglen (36) (B) Tom Clover 4 9-11 (EW)........................... J Mitchell 68 ST
3 (13) 71700/ Isosceles (J344) J Flint 5 9-10..............................................W Cox (3) - SS
4 (8) 810415 Like Sugar (107) K P De Foy 4 9-8 (BF, C)................................D Muscutt ●72 ST
5 (1) 0787 Almufeed (35) S Curran 4 9-7................................. Grace McEntee (5) 67 GF
6 (6) 3102-8 Busted Ice (30) S Dow 6 9-7...............................................J Duern (3) 10 G
7 (3) 67-6 Rumi (212) R Charlton 3 9-6 (F)...................................................T Whelan 63 ST
8 (11) 63-366 Promises (16) Suzi Best 4 9-6...................................................L Morris 65 G
9 (10) 74-062 Pride Of Nepal (32) J Scott 3 9-5.....................................C Shepherd 67 ST
10 (4) -08253 Ruskin Red (40) D Coakley 4 9-4...............................................C Fallon 69 G
11 (12) 44056 Morani Kali (48) Martin Smith 3 9-4........................... Georgia Lea (7) 69 SS
12 (2) -89144 Hy Eales (38) J Spearing 4 9-3 (SF)......................................... S W Kelly 70 G
13 (9) 577562 Savitar (23) L Carter 6 9-0.................................................... J Haynes 71 ST
14 (14) -36508 Lhebayeb (30) V Dartnall 3 8-10.................................C Hutchinson (5) 69 SS
BETTING: 9-2 Ruskin Red, 6 Like Sugar, 13-2 Pride Of Nepal, 7 Eaglesglen, Savitar, 8 Rumi.
RACINGTV.COM HANDICAP (DIV 1) (6) 1m
Winner £2,322 (14 run)
1 (11) -77095 Kaloor (43) C Banham 5 10-0 (D)............................................. J Haynes 65 GS
2 (3) 36-967 Samphire Coast (15) (V) D Shaw 8 9-12 (CD)......................... D Keenan 70 ST
3 (14) -66U40 Latent Heat (37) A Carroll 5 9-11 (D)..................................... L Steward 71 S
4 (1) 5-0715 Pride Of Hawridge (28) B Millman 3 9-9 (D)....................... R Coakley 72 G
5 (13) 0-8042 Publicist (23) (H) J Tate 3 9-8 (C) (F).................................... J Mitchell 68 SS
6 (2) 064-6 Arizona Gold (31) P & O Cole 3 9-8.....................................M Tabti (7) 64 ST
7 (5) 47-907 Proclaimer (14) J Camacho 4 9-7......................................R Kingscote 68 G
8 (10) 7-79 Won Love (53) J Tuite 3 9-7......................................................R Havlin 64 ST
9 (12) 333435 Uncle Dick (17) E J-Houghton 3 9-6......................................... C Bishop ●74 G
10 (6) 425307 Carpentier (23) Sir M Prescott 3 9-5.......................................L Morris 73 ST
11 (9) 582417 Shyjack (24) (V) C Dunnett 6 9-3 (CD)......................................E J Walsh 71 G
12 (4) 967-10 Treble Clef (156) (B) L Carter 6 8-10 (CD) (EW)....................C Shepherd 70 ST
13 (8) 554292 Pedestal (18) D Flood 7 8-8 (SF)................................................H Doyle 69 GY
14 (7) 753656 Starchant (21) J Bridger 5 8-7.......................................... G Rooke (3) 63 GS
BETTING: 7-2 Publicist, 5 Uncle Dick, 6 Pride Of Hawridge, Pedestal, 8 Proclaimer.
RACINGTV.COM HANDICAP (DIV 2) (6) 1m
RACING PARTNERSHIP TRP CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’
HANDICAP HURDLE (4) 3m 2f 105yds Winner £3,159 (6 run)
1 3-8561 Aye Aye Charlie (17) Christian Williams 9 12-1 (CD) (F).........J Tudor (3) 110 S
2 533211 Decoration Of War (9) M Young 6 12-0 (SF).................... J Dixon (3) 114 G
3 7-3P22 Easyrun De Vassy (11) P Nicholls 7 11-12 (D)...................A Cheleda (6) ●121 G
4 348-00 Kendelu (16) N Hawke 6 10-12 (C)............................................T Buckley 117 S
5 9098/3 Whatsthecraicjack (61) P Hobbs 8 10-5................... Sean Houlihan 100 S
6 8U5-2 Valentino (77) Miss J Du Plessis 6 10-0............................. H Kimber (5) 105 G
BETTING: 6-5 Decoration Of War, 9-4 Aye Aye Charlie, 4 Easyrun De Vassy, 14 Valentino, 20
DEVONDALE ELECTRICAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY NOVICES’
CHASE (3) 3m 2f Winner £7,080 (4 run)
1 -21F21 Eglantine Du Seuil (17) P Nicholls 7 11-5 (C) (SF).................H Cobden ●149 GF
2 76-2F3 Arc Of Bubbles (27) Mrs H Nelmes 6 11-2.................. Paul O’Brien (3) 98 GF
3 31PP/6 Mister Robbo (26) D Faulkner 10 11-2................................N Scholfield - -
4 4PP- Sister Raphael (153) J Flint 5 10-9 (F)...................................C Brace - -
BETTING: 1-20 Eglantine Du Seuil, 14 Arc Of Bubbles, 25 Sister Raphael, 33 Mister Robbo.
SKY SPORTS RACING ON SKY 415 OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5) 2m
1f Winner £1,906 (3 run)
1 4/43 Bari Breeze (118) M Harris 6 11-0 (SF)...................................P Brennan ●108 GS
2 1 Best Pal (145) S Drinkwater 4 10-12............................ S Twiston-Davies - -
3 3 Loup De Maulde (29) Christian Williams 4 10-12..................J Tudor (3) 99 G
BETTING: 11-10 Bari Breeze, 7-4 Loup De Maulde, 7-2 Best Pal.
Winner £2,322 (13 run)
1 (4) 332025 Dourado (16) (V) P Chamings 7 10-0 (C, D)...................R Clutterbuck (5) 72 G
2 (2) 644333 Poet’s Eye (23) K P De Foy 4 9-12 (BF).............................S Osborne (5) 69 SS
3 (7) 160977 Makambe (13) C Banham 6 9-10 (CD)........................................ J Haynes 55 ST
4 (13) 1-0446 Al Tarmaah (38) L Carter 4 9-10..............................................L Jones 71 G
5 (3) 5489 Chifa (30) E De Giles 4 9-8........................................................T Whelan 69 GF
6 (5) 4658 Titaneasy (17) J Bridger 6 9-7........................................... G Rooke (3) 65 S
7 (1) 4-5989 Appreciate (17) Tom Clover 3 9-7.......................................... J Mitchell 68 S
8 (6) 985334 Northbound (21) J Camacho 3 9-6 (F)................................ Doubtful
9 (8) 225155 Mabo (22) (B) G Harris 6 9-5 (CD)................................................L Morris 64 ST
10 (11) 680494 Catch My Breath (19) J Ryan 5 9-4 (D) (EW)........................ D Keenan 68 ST
11 (12) 49-684 Whatzupwithme (21) M Loughnane 3 9-3................................P Prince 69 G
12 (9) 716452 Mountain Ash (25) B Millman 3 8-9 (D) (SF)..............................H Doyle 69 S
13 (10) 9050/5 Lady Gwhinnyvere (36) J Spearing 7 8-7........................Jane Elliott 46 G
BETTING: 3 Poet’s Eye, 7-2 Mountain Ash, 6 Dourado, Mabo, 8 Whatzupwithme.
1.53 EVERY BREAKIN WAVE
2.28 JOEY STEEL
3.03 SHE’S A NOVELTY
4.13 DECORATION OF WAR
4.45 EGLANTINE DU SEUIL
5.15 BARI BREEZE
2.28 BLACK ANTHEM
3.03 SHE’S A NOVELTY
4.13 DECORATION OF WAR
4.45 EGLANTINE DU SEUIL
5.15 BARI BREEZE
Going: Good-Good to Firm in places.
Course: Left-handed track of 1m 1f, with 7 easy
fences to a circuit and a short run-in.
Top Trainers: P Nicholls 49-166 (29.5%), F
O’Brien 23-85 (27.1%), P Hobbs 18-116 (15.5%), P
Bowen 12-57 (21.1%), J Scott 11-75 (14.7%).
Top Jockeys: Harry Cobden 32-158 (20.3%),
Sam Twiston-Davies 25-108 (23.1%), Nick Scholfield
17-121 (14.0%), Paddy Brennan 16-67 (23.9%).
Trainer Targets (won today’s race
at least twice in last 10 years): None.
1ST TIME BLINKERS: 3.38 Percy.
CHEEKPIECES: 2.28 Black Anthem, Joey Steel,
3.38 Blazing Saddles*, Borak, Easkey Lad, Sergeant,
4.13 Easyrun De Vassy, Kendelu, Valentino, 4.45 Arc
Of Bubbles, Eglantine Du Seuil, Sister Raphael*.
TONGUE STRAPS: 1.53 Every Breakin Wave,
2.28 Black Anthem, Fact Of The Matter, 3.03 Ginger
Du Val, Little Jessture*, She’s A Novelty, 3.38 Blazing
Saddles, Borak, Thinque Tank, 4.13 Easyrun De
Vassy, 4.45 Arc Of Bubbles, Eglantine Du Seuil.
1ST RUN SINCE WIND OP: 3.38 Good Bye.
Profitable races for Favs: 3.03.
4.50 STREAK JAZZ
6.00 LOS CAMACHOS
6.30 KING CAPELLA
6.30 KING CAPELLA
7.00 OLYMPIC HONOUR
7.30 HY EALES
Going: Standard to Slow.
Course: Right-handed, all-weather Polytrack.
There are two oval tracks; the outer is 1m2f, inner is
1m (1m2f & 5f races only).
DRAW: No advantage.
Top Trainers: J & T Gosden 94-360 (26.1%),
A Watson 53-255 (20.8%), R Charlton 47-269
(17.5%), E Walker 43-289 (14.9%), H Palmer 43-223
(19.3%), M Botti 42-381 (11.0%), A King 40-334
(12.0%), Sir M Stoute 33-200 (16.5%), A Carroll 33-
449 (7.3%), W Haggas 32-196 (16.3%), R Hughes
32-308 (10.4%), W Knight 27-246 (11.0%), J Butler
25-267 (9.4%), C Hills 24-220 (10.9%).
Top Jockeys: Luke Morris 84-897 (9.4%),
Hollie Doyle 69-523 (13.2%), Robert Havlin 65-402
(16.2%), Richard Kingscote 51-369 (13.8%), Jack
Mitchell 39-319 (12.2%), Callum Shepherd 32-380
(8.4%), Shane W Kelly 31-520 (6.0%), Daniel
Muscutt 29-343 (8.5%), Charles Bishop 20-350
(5.7%), George Wood 18-234 (7.7%), Joey Haynes
12-262 (4.6%), Stefano Cherchi 10-83 (12.0%),
Cieren Fallon 9-128 (7.0%).
Trainer Targets (won today’s race
at least twice in last 10 years): None.
1ST TIME BLINKERS: 4.50 Travers, 6.00
Blackcastle Storm, 8.00 Treble Clef.
CHEEKPIECES: 4.50 Hen Harrier*, Mild
Reflection, Thatsthefinest, 5.25 Frosted Angel*, 7.00
Darksideoftarnside, 7.30 Flat To The Max, Isosceles,
Promises*, 8.00 Pride Of Hawridge, Uncle Dick, 8.30
Al Tarmaah*, Catch My Breath, Makambe, Mountain
Ash, Poet’s Eye*.
TONGUE STRAPS: 4.50 Travers, 5.25
Dream A Little*, Frosted Angel, Thaler, 6.00 Actaea,
Emraan, Liger King, 6.30 Cu Chulainn*, Joy
Coast, Thebannerkingrebel, 7.00 Evaluation, 7.30
Eaglesglen, Flat To The Max, Isosceles, 8.00 Kaloor.
Profitable races for Favs: 8.00.
(Top in-form jockey with just
one booked ride) Harry Cobden:
EGLANTINE DU SEUIL (4.45
42 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
KEARNEY IN FRONT
By Phil Casey
1,592nd in the world at
Ireland’s Niall Kearney this time last year, but
carded a flawless 65 to has climbed inside the
set the pace on day one top 500 thanks to top-10
of the Dutch Open at finishes in the Canary
covered his first
10 holes in four
“This year has
under par and
been positive for
then birdied three
of his last four to finish 33-year-old said. “I have
seven under, a shot had a lot of good finishes
ahead of Denmark’s and put myself in the
Martin Simonsen and right spaces and I have
Germany’s Maximilian grown in confidence. I am
starting to feel a bit more
Kearney was ranked comfortable.”
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more than a dream The fun image of Fleetwood and Molinari in bed with the trophy
Absent Molinari eyes Fleetwood reunion
By neil Mcleman
Molinari insists he
won’t be at all jealous
if big pal Tommy
Fleetwood ends up
in bed with the
Ryder Cup and a
different partner next
The Moliwood pairing
famously combined to
win all four Paris
matches together in
2018 as Europe romped
to victory. And the enduring
image of the long
French weekend has
been the video of Molinari
and Fleetwood waking
up together with the
trophy after a drunken
night of celebration.
The Italian became
the first European to win
all five of his matches in
2018 but will be watching
from his LA home after
failing to qualify this
And the world No.167
said: “I wish I could be
there but it is not going
to be too weird for me. I
wish the European team
all the best and I hope
to see Tommy and the
rest of the lads celebrating
at the end –
however they do it.
“Will I mind if he
ends up in bed again?
No! I’m hoping we get
another chance some
time in the future. So
hopefully it’s not the end
of our partnership. It
would be great to be
there together in Rome
“Every bit of the partnership
with him was
just brilliant. When
you’re winning matches,
you have fun. I will make
sure I phone him every
night to keep in the right
frame of mind.”
Captain Padraig Harrington
has the task of
finding Fleetwood a new
partner in Wisconsin.
“Tommy has the
advantage of being a
player with no weaknesses
so you can pair
him up pretty much with
anyone,” said Molinari
“Sometimes it’s a
because you end up filling
the gaps when you’re
like that, so hopefully
they think he’s a bigenough
player now to be
at the top of the pecking
order. Tommy is going to
be fine. He will be one of
the team leaders, though
it didn’t feel like he was a
rookie last time in Paris.”
Molinari was the hottest
player on the planet
in 2018 as he won his
first PGA Tour title (the
Quicken Loans National
in Washington DC) by
eight shots and then the
Open at Carnoustie before
his Ryder Cup heroics.
But the former world
No.5 has never been the
same player since losing
the final-round lead at
the 2019 Masters.
And moving his family
from London to Los Angeles
just before the pandemic,
coupled with a
back injury which saw
him miss the Olympics,
has seen him slowly slide
down the rankings.
“It’s been really
difficult for me because
it’s been a big jump
backwards,” said the
“It’s been the toughest
stretch in my career in
terms of injuries and
just not being as consistent
as I was. But
that’s golf, that’s life.
Hopefully, I can find a
way to get out of it.”
irishmirror.ie/sport FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 43
ARSENE WENGER pleaded for
clemency for Thierry Henry after
the Arsenal striker was accused of
elbowing. The France World Cup
winner appeared to swing an elbow
at Charlton’s John Robinson. But
Gunners boss Wenger said his man
should be treated the same way as
England skipper David Beckham,
who escaped punishment after
catching Leeds star Lee Bowyer in
the face. Wenger said: “It would be
unfair if Thierry was charged.”
(81) – former
Billy Bonds (75) – former West
Ham captain and manager.
Damon Hill (61) – Formula One
world champion in 1996.
Ken Doherty (52) – Ireland’s 1997
world snooker champion.
1 In which year
Roddick win the
men’s US Open title?
2 How many NBA titles did Dwyane
Wade win with the Miami Heat?
3 When did show jumping make its
debut as an Olympic event?
A- 1912; B- 1920; C- 1932
4. A standard game of table tennis
ends when one player scores how
5. Marco Silva replaced which
former Chelsea player as Fulham
manager in July?
1948: Australian Don Bradman played
his last innings on British soil in
Aberdeen, scoring 123 against
1999: Hampshire signed Australian
leg-spinner Shane Warne as their
overseas player in one of the most
lucrative contracts agreed in County
2004: Jaguar announced they would
be pulling out of Formula One at the
end of the season.
2009: England lost by 111 runs to
Australia in the sixth NatWest ODI at
Trent Bridge. Australia took a 6-0 lead
in the seven-match series, but were
denied a whitewash three days later
when England won the final match.
2014: Newcastle winger Jonas
Gutierrez revealed he was having
treatment after being diagnosed with
testicular cancer in his native
Argentina. He made a full recovery.
back page: 2002
1 2003; 2 Three;
3 A, 1912; 4 11;
5 Scott Parker.
gaa tyrone football
By karl o’kane
FEARGAL Logan reckons the
ability of his All-Ireland winning
stars has been overlooked
in the rush to hail Tyrone’s grit
Joint-manager Logan saw four
of his back seven – including
goalkeeper Niall Morgan – score
against Monaghan and Mayo, with
five of them hitting the target
“I sort of felt people generally
underestimated how good the
footballers we were dealing with
are here,” said Logan.
“That was shown out during the
“Going into the final when Mayo
were favourites, I felt, there is a
double edge to that.
“You are nearly glad they are
favourites and you think let’s just
get in and out, win this and show
them how good we are.
“Because for all that is said
about Tyrone – it’s grit and it’s this,
that and the other –
fundamentally there are very
talented footballers at play in
Logan revealed that he was
worried about Tyrone’s lack of
goals during the National League,
with the likes of Kerry (13), Dublin
(8) and Monaghan (6) bagging
majors for fun.
Tyrone hit just three in their
But, they finished out the year
with five goals in the All-Ireland
semi-final (3) and final (2) to claim
a fourth Sam Maguire.
Conor McKenna (2), Cathal
McShane (2), and Darren McCurry
– palming home a McKenna
pass in the All-Ireland final
– got the five crucial goals.
McKenna, who left Essendon
Bombers last year, and
McShane, who rejected overtures
from Adelaide Crows,
could both have been on
the other side of the world
had things worked out
In the end, Tyrone needed
all the pieces of the jigsaw to
fall into place.
“Every piece,” said Logan.
“I said to myself, and to Brian
too, ‘When is this team going
to open up and score a few
“We had struggled in the
League. I thought, ‘There must
be goals somewhere. There is
“Every other team is able to
score goals and we weren’t but
happily they came for us.
“It was better keeping them to
CRICKET T20 WORLD CUP
Feargal Logan and
Brian Dooher, above,
led the Tyrone
KOHLI’S NEW T20 VISION
Virat Kohli is quitting as continue to play alongside
skipper of India’s T20 team leading the Test and one-day
following next month’s World international teams.
Cup in Dubai.
He said: “Understanding
The 32-year-old, who has workload is a very important
scored 3,159 runs at an thing. I feel I need to give
average of 52.65 in T20s, myself space to be fully
captains his country in all ready to lead the team in
three formats, but will Test and ODI Cricket.”
WOMEN’S CRICKET ENGLAND v NZ, 1st ODI
GOOD opening KNIGHT
England Women held their
nerve to win by 30 runs in the
first ODI in Bristol.
Heather Knight’s side
reduced New Zealand to
177-9, chasing 242 to win.
But Amy Satterthwaite,
who was 79 not out, and
Leigh Kasperek put on 34 for the
last wicket. Lauren Winfield-Hill
(below) then ran out Kasperek
to give England a 1-0 lead
in the five-match series.
Captain Knight, who hit
89, said: “We’re learning
lots as a side. We’ve got a
lot of experience but also
trying to add to the team.”
44 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
one game at a time
Munster’s Chris Farrell
BY MICHAEL SCULLY
Chris Farrell says
qualification hasn’t been
discussed in the Munster
dressing-room – despite
only one Irish province
being guaranteed a place in
The new United Rugby
Championship format will
see teams qualify for
Europe on a geographical
basis, so one team each
from Ireland, South Africa
and Wales will progress as
winners of their respective
regional pool – and one
from Scotland or Italy.
After that it has been
made harder for the
provinces, including Johann
van Graan’s Reds, with
derbies making up a third
of their League matches –
which have been reduced
from 21 to 18.
Below the pool winners,
the others will be hoping to
scramble for one of the
HARdER TO QUALIFY
Boss Johann van Graan
four highest-ranked loser
spots up for grabs.
“No. It hasn’t been talked
about,” said Farrell. “It’s
important we have a couple
of home games at the start
and it’s important we get
off to a good start.
“The fact there’s less
games makes every game
competition in these games
now so it’s going to be huge
that we kick on from the
very start, get a few wins
under our belt.
“There’s obviously no
guarantees as regards
qualifying but I think we’ll
just focus on trying to win
every game at a time.
“We’ve got to trust that
we’ll qualify if we do that.
“It doesn’t even have to
be discussed – but we
expect to be competing at
the end of the season in the
“If we were to not qualify
that would certainly be
Ferris believes Duane coup will inspire Ulster
confidence and instill fear into opponents
By DARREN FULLERTON
STEPHEN Ferris says the shock
signing of World Cup winner Duane
Vermeulen will fuel-inject Ulster’s
ambitions heading into the new
The Premier Sports pundit also
believes the capture of the 35-year-old
Springbok, who was being courted by
clubs in England, is a major “coup” for
“What more can you say,” said the
former Ireland and Ulster ace (inset).
“It’s Duane Vermeulen and he’s coming
to Belfast. It’s a fantastic signing.”
Vermeulen, a stunning replacement
for Marcell Coetzee who left for the
Bulls in April, is arguably the most high
profile signing in the province’s history.
Nicknamed the ‘Thor’ of rugby, the
18 stone No8 – who has signed a two
year deal until 2023 – is set to arrive in
Belfast after South Africa’s autumn
He could make his debut in
early-December against the Ospreys in
the new-look United Rugby
Championship or Clermont in the
Heineken Champions Cup.
“It is a big coup for Bryn Cunningham
(Ulster’s head of recruitment),”
“He was wanted in Japan and I was
speaking to an agent saying there were
clubs all over England looking at him,
so for Ulster to get him is a big, big
“He’s a World Cup winner, vastly
experienced and the perfect
player to come here where it
won’t be hard pitches and fast
running rugby all year round.
“He’s a slightly different player
from Marcell Coetzee. He’s a
colossus of a man, but
he’s not just going to
crash it up and give
you front foot ball.
“He’s a brilliant
maul defender, very steady at
the back of a scrum, can put
team-mates into holes, get
through contact and he’s
also a pretty good defender.
“Yes, he’s 35 and yes,
he’s had a few injuries over
the past year, but he’s been
very durable any time he has
played. It’s a fantastic signing.”
Ferris hopes Vermeulen lives up to
his “marquee signing” status and
makes a lasting impact in the
mould of former Wallaby Rocky
Elsom who starred for Leinster
in the late 2000s.
“I’d go back to Rocky signing
for Leinster,” he said. “Marquee
signings like that can contribute
so much because
that extra two or
three percent that
you need in the
the rugby world
“It breeds confidence. I
wouldn’t want to be going up
against him and those guys at
Leinster – Josh van der Flier, Jack
Conan, whoever is playing – they’ll
know how good he is.
“I hope it’s not a situation like Justin
Harrison where he was brilliant in that
first season (with Ulster in 2005) and
then fizzled out. I don’t think he will.”
Ferris says the signing of Vermeulen,
who sat out the recent Lions tour with
an injury, is also a timely boost after
Ulster opted out of signing Fijian Leon
Nakarawa in June.
“There has been so much disappointment
over some things that have
happened and then all of a sudden
‘Duane Vermeulen has signed’,” he said.
“It’ll give everyone a lift.”
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Ulster Rugby action in the United Rugby
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PROVINCES ARE UP FERR battle
By DARREN FULLERTON
FORMER Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris
believes reigning champions Leinster
and Johann Van Graan’s Munster will
lead Ireland’s assault on the United
Leinster pipped Munster in last
season’s final and Ferris believes the two
southern rivals will again be in the mix
for major honours in the new-look
tournament which kicks off next week.
“It’s hard to look past the two Irish
sides getting into the top three or four,”
said Ferris. “Leinster, obviously and
Munster are only going to get better.
“Their coaching staff have found
their feet and RG Snyman (left)
and Joey Carbery are getting
back to fitness. With fans back
inside Thomond Park, they’ll be a
hard team to beat.
“I think Ulster will definitely get into a
play-off, but will they come up short?
We’ll have to wait and see.”
As for a potential surprise package,
Premier Sports pundit Ferris pointed to
Italian club Benetton who beat the Bulls
in last season’s Rainbow Cup final.
“Somebody like Benetton
could really kick on from their
success in the Rainbow Cup,” he
“I know they’re missing (Paolo)
Garbisi (inset) who’s away to Montpellier,
but they could shock a few people along
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He’s got his ear to the ground and his finger on the pulse
calls for ban on
PETER SHILTON is
leading a campaign to
crack down on gambling
adverts in football, with a
warning for former
Chelsea manager Jose
England keeper, 71, had a
addiction and admits he
Now the Three Lions’
most-capped player –
Shilton made 125
has written a
Addiction’ with his
And this week he
presented a powerful
letter to Prime Minister
Boris Johnson calling for
shirt sponsorship by
betting companies to be
Former World Cup star
Shilton (above) believes
that Mourinho and
former England striker
Peter Crouch are adding
to the gambling problem
by fronting television
adverts for Paddy Power
Shilton, who has gone
six years without a bet,
said: “They are just
encouraging people to
gamble. One thing is for
sure, neither Jose
Mourinho nor Peter
Crouch would have done
those adverts if they
knew someone who was
an addict or a chronic
“I wrote a book to try
and help show other
addicts that there is a
way out but also to try
and highlight the
problem. I met Boris at
the Euros in the summer
and my hope is that
he and his wife
Carrie will read
the letter and
the book to see
the impact it
“This is a big
opportunity for the
Government to make a
wearing shirts with
normalise betting for
“Things like pop-up
ads and free spins
merely entice youngsters
into a life of gambling.
“Formula One survived
doesn’t have it. And
we’re not asking for all
ads to be stopped.
“When I was playing, it
was about horse racing.
“Now football is the
No.1 sport to bet on and
there’s more and more
children taking part.”
Burnley v Arsenal
tomorrow, ko 3pm
Arteta can see ‘bright lights’ ahead as he looks to build on Norwich win
By JOHN CROSS
Chief Football Writer
MIKEL ARTETA has told
Arsenal fans he can see
“bright lights” ahead.
The Gunners boss says he is
full of optimism, despite the
club’s poor start, which has seen
them manage just one win from
their opening four games.
They face another test at
Burnley tomorrow, but
Arteta believes they can
build on their win over
Norwich last weekend,
which lifted them off the
foot of the table.
He said: “I can really
see the light. I’m telling
you, I’m very positive
most of the time.
“I have seen the light
and I can see bright lights.
There can be bumps in the road
within that light, but I can see a
lot of light.
“We have to put a run
together. We know how much
we need the results and the
performances will lead to that.
“If we do what we have to do
against Burnley, we’ll be much
closer to achieving that.
“We’ve had a good week to
prepare for the game. We know
what we are facing. The
challenge is going to be big
because it’s one of the toughest
places to go in the Premier
League. We are ready for it.”
Arteta (above) recounted an
experience from his playing
days when he left Rangers to go
to Spain to join Real Sociedad to
be closer to his parents.
And, even though it did not
work out on a football level, he
says it taught him an
“I didn’t play – I was on
the bench and I always
said that was the key
moment in my career to
have more success after,”
he said. “But it was the
right thing that I needed
in that moment. At that
moment, I couldn’t see it.
“I was annoyed, upset
and angry. I was really bad with
myself and everyone, but today,
looking back at it and reflecting
on it, it was the perfect moment
in the right time.”
Arteta has praised the way
Bernd Leno reacted after being
axed in favour of Aaron
Ramsdale last weekend, but
also dismissed reports in
Germany that Leno (left) would
be brought back for bigger
games such as the north
London derby on Sunday week.
Arteta added: “I don’t know
where they are coming from,
but they are ahead of me!
“I think I am the one who
picks the team at the weekend
and sometimes I read things
that I haven’t decided yet.
“I haven’t made a decision for
Saturday, so you can imagine
the north London derby!”
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The latest to catch the
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Glenn Hoddle: Extra
Time, with the
ex-England boss in
philosophical mood after
his cardiac arrest in 2018
as he takes a look at his
life and legacy in the
FA chiefs are due
to travel to Qatar in
December to put
final plans into place
for their World Cup
and his assistant
Steve Holland have
already been out to
the Middle East to check
on venues, stadiums and
potential training centres.
Another visit will be
EFL clubs fear the
full financial impact
of the pandemic will not
be felt until next month.
Clubs in the
Leagues One and Two
relied heavily on loans
and the Government’s
furlough scheme to help
But furlough is due to
end next month and that
could spell disaster for
clubs already existing on
a hand-to-mouth basis.
made during the Arab Cup
which is being hosted in
Qatar from November 30
to December 18.
They have almost
certainly got a base
in mind and will
want to put down
an early marker.
But FIFA also
allocate places and
the FA will want to get
their towels down early…
assuming Harry Kane &
Co (above) have qualified.
By James Nursey
NOTTINGHAM FOREST aim to open talks with
Steve Cooper, but caretaker boss Steven Reid
will take charge of the Championship’s bottom
side at Huddersfield tomorrow.
Chris Hughton was axed yesterday – Forest’s
12th boss in 10 years – after six losses in seven
games. Hughton, 62, lasted less than a year
despite saving them from the drop last term.
New CEO Dane Murphy wants a younger
coach such as Cooper (above), 41, who guided
Swansea into successive play-offs before leaving.
dyche deal to tempt stars to stay
By David Anderson
SEAN Dyche hopes his decision
to sign a new four-year deal at
Burnley will help persuade his
players to commit their future to
Dyche (left) yesterday signed
on at Turf Moor until 2025 and
now wants the club to tie down
the 10 players who are out of
contract next summer. Skipper
Ben Mee, James Tarkowski,
Ashley Barnes and Jack Cork are
among those who could leave on
“I think it’s helpful that I’ve
re-signed because it gives clarity
to the players, to their agents and
the club,” he said. “The club will
speak to their representatives
and see what can be done.”
Dyche, 50, said he is happy to
commit his future to Burnley
because he feels owner Alan Pace
and his board share his vision.
Pace sanctioned nearly
£30million worth of transfers in
the summer and Dyche believes
the American will keep backing
“I think you commit to a cause
because you think it’s right and
appropriate,” he said.
ENGLAND RISE to
WORLD top three
By John Cross
ENGLAND have been named the third best
team in the world, their joint highest place
since FIFA rankings began.
Boss Gareth Southgate
(right) and his men were
rewarded for their Euros
campaign and World Cup
qualifying results, with only
Belgium and Brazil above them.
Republic of Ireland have fallen to 50th in
the rankings, with Wales in 19th, Scotland
at 45 and Northern Ireland 47th.
Rams will take
By James Nursey
DERBY owner Mel Morris is close to agreeing a
points deduction with the Football League to
try to speed up the sale of the Championship
club and avoid potential administration.
Morris (above) is in talks to finalise sanctions
which would see the Rams docked nine points,
with a further three suspended, over financial
fair play and how they valued players.
The agreement would leave Wayne Rooney’s
side bottom of the table on -2 points but avoid
the time and cost of a future formal hearing.
46 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
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JURGEN KLOPP was place and people
stunned nobody came in obviously forgot how
with a firm offer to sign good he is.”
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Wednesday night’s 3-2 including two
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Champions League. in the 2019
Klopp (top) is happy to Champions League
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would be off in the added: “When we look
summer. The Liverpool back in 10 years he will be
manager said: “The a Liverpool legend.”
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Bruce: Terrace taunts will
never force me to leave
By simon bird
STEVE Bruce insists
he will not quit
Newcastle United even
if the terrace chants
directed at him get
The veteran boss
admits his job is to keep
the club “ticking along in
the Premier League” - the
kind of low-key ambition
that infuriates Geordies.
Toon host Leeds
tonight, with both clubs
looking for their first win
of the campaign.
Newcastle are second
bottom and a section of
fans have made known
Bruce said: “It’s always
difficult. I’d be sick if I say
I enjoyed it. The
frustration is if you don’t
get results, the manager,
head coach, whatever I
am, bear the brunt. That’s
what it is. I have to accept
the results haven’t been
“My family thinks I’m a
bit sick. I don’t think
about those things. It’s a
challenge at the minute.
“I said when I came
here two years ago I won’t
be everyone’s cup of tea.
But with my experience I
hope I can keep the club
ticking along, that the
club stays where it is, that
we maintain our Premier
“I know for a lot of
that. That is
are at the
m o m e n t ,
been for a
while. I want
Newcastle at the
top of the league.
fans want to see
competing at the
top of the table like
they did 20 years
at the moment we
are not there. My job
is to keep us on an
Toon legend Alan
Shearer described the
club as “hollow, empty”.
Asked if he would go if
the atmosphere had a
negative impact on the
team, Bruce added:
“Then you look at
yourself. I don’t think,
‘The noise is too bad, I’ll
walk away’. It’s not in
my nature when you
are in a battle ahead.
Walk away? That
doesn’t register with me.
“I’ll keep doing my
best. I’ll never walk away
from the challenge.
“Alan is entitled to his
opinion. He gets paid for
that and it is his job.”
WE’LL PASS TEST
By David Anderson
MARCELO BIELSA will not
change Leeds’ passing
game in a bid to end their
winless start to the
They have failed to
win any of their
first four fixtures
for the first time
since 1958 and
are one point and one place
above the drop zone ahead of
Bielsa (left) is calm about
the slow start and said: “If I
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Leeds 4 0 2 2 4 11 2
Burnley 4 0 1 3 3 8 1
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Ritchie, Saint-Maximin, Willock,
Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton
Leeds: Meslier, Shackleton,
Ayling, Cooper, Firpo, Phillips,
Raphinha, Dallas, Rodrigo,
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thought another way of playing
would improve the team, I would
not have any doubts in doing it.
“There is only one great
difference in style, what a team
does when the goalkeeper has
“There are teams who put the
ball in play and there are some
who go long and go for 50-50
balls. We are not going to do this.
“It’s legitimate someone
chooses to go long because it
reduces the chance of errors. But
it also reduces the beauty of the
game and possibilities to attack.”
irishmirror.ie/sport FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 47
of Rose’s cut
EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captains, if
we ignore the debacle that was Nick
Faldo’s effort at Valhalla in 2008, do
not tend to get many things wrong.
But Padraig Harrington’s decision
to ignore the claims of Justin Rose
(above, left), a former world No.1, for
next week’s contest could come back
to haunt him.
The initial problem was that while
USA captain Steve Stricker had six
wildcard selections, Harrington
(above, right) was limited to three.
And in the end, essentially, it came
down to a choice of three from four.
Rose, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and
Rose has form at Whistling Straits,
having finished fourth at the US PGA
Championship in 2015, his Ryder Cup
record – in terms of points per
appearances – is better than that of
Poulter, who missed the cut at the
Wisconsin course six years ago.
On a brute of a track, Poulter will
probably be the shortest hitter out
Everyone knows the Ryder Cup
can inspire Poulter, who revels in his
Helping Europe retain the trophy
in America would be his most
impressive delivery yet.
TELEVISION viewing figures
are in from America.
An average of 2.05
million viewers watched the US
Open final between Daniil
Medvedev and Novak Djokovic.
An average of 2.44 million
viewers watched the US Open final
between Emma Raducanu and
If there are any dinosaurs out
there who still believe women
tennis players do not deserve the
same prize money as the men,
your argument is dead in the
Salah’s a world-class
talent deserving of a
Simone snipers are so off target
THROUGH tears, giving evidence to the
Senate, Simone Biles once again relived
the horror of how Larry Nassar sexually
One statement was particularly stark.
“USA Gymnastics and the United States
Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew
that I was abused by their official team
doctor long before I was ever made aware
deserves a bumper
new contract at
of their knowledge.” In other words, Biles
(right) says she was betrayed by the
people who were supposed to protect her.
The physical and emotional agony she
must have suffered is unimaginable... as
is the idea that some thought she let her
team-mates down when the psychological
trauma stopped her playing a full part at
the Tokyo Olympics.
AFTER Liverpool’s win at
Elland Road last Sunday,
Jurgen Klopp gave a telling
insight into the mindset of
“What a player,” declared
Klopp (right). “And he’s still
hungry. I saw him in the dressing
room and we were all in the
Harvey Elliott, but he
was still not happy for
not scoring one or
two other goals.”
Harvey, isn’t it,
but I can’t
believe I didn’t get
Obviously, it was not
Salah would have been as
concerned as all of his
team-mates about Elliott’s
It would have been his first
But the perfectionist in a truly
elite player is never far from the
surface. The selfishness of a truly
great goalscorer is a badge of
honour, not a black mark.
Salah is a truly elite player and
a truly great goalscorer. Salah is
a perfectionist and is selfish.
For someone who has won a
whole slew of individual
honours, it seems a strange thing
to say, but Salah still seems to be
slightly underappreciated. Off
the cuff, name your top halfdozen
players in the world.
I might be wrong, but I bet
there are a good few out there
who would not have Salah in
Well, he IS in that bracket and
will want to be paid accordingly
under the terms of any
When you look
around at the money
earned by Kevin De
Bruyne, Lionel Messi,
Romelu Lukaku and
Neymar, a ballpark
figure would be
around £400,000 a
Fenway Sports Group
would do well to stretch to
that sort of money, but you
could not blame Salah for asking.
He turns 30 next June, but,
considering his fitness record,
Salah should have another seven
productive years, at least.
But surely his options would
be limited if he decided to look
for money elsewhere?
Yes, but if Mbappe does go to
Real Madrid next summer, there
is at least one club that could pay
Salah the big, big numbers.
And he is so good that Salah
for Mbappe would be no
With his brilliance undimmed,
his statistics telling a startling
story and that crucial two-year
countdown to the end of his
current deal already well under
way, Salah holds plenty of cards
when it comes to negotiations.
Recently, Liverpool have been
proficient in extending contracts.
After Georginio Wijnaldum
walked away for nothing, the
club has secured fresh, long-term
commitments from Andy
van Dijk, Alisson,
Fabinho and Trent
Good work, but
Salah might be
For a moment,
consider some of
His goal at
was his 100th
in 162 Premier
L e a g u e
competitions for Liverpool, he
has scored 129 in 208 outings.
Yes, he takes the penalties –
and Wednesday’s miss against
Milan was his first in 18 attempts
– but it still remains a fantastic
It is the sort of scoring
contribution that demands
special acclaim and, like it or not,
it is the type of scoring
contribution that demands
So, if there is some sort of
wage structure at Anfield and
they have to break it to keep
Salah at Anfield for good, then
that is what they should do.
He is that special.
Unholy spectacle shames boxing
ANYONE who watched a video
of 58-year-old Evander
ahead of his ‘fight’ with
Brazil’s former UFC fighter
Vitor Belfort knew what was
If judges had been marking
session, the shadow would
have won by a unanimous
And sure enough, with
Donald Trump commentating
on a truly awful spectacle,
Holyfield, at the first sign of
something resembling a
Belfort punch, went down like
Salah is a truly
elite player &
a truly great
an old drunk at closing time.
The really grim element is that
freak shows are now
becoming a staple part of the
global boxing diet.
Anthony Joshua’s collision
with the brilliant Oleksandr
Usyk on Saturday week can’t
come quickly enough.
48 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
real betis 4 celtic 3
Miranda 32, Juanmi 34 53, Iglesias 50 Ajeti 13, Juranovic 27, Ralston 87
europa league group g
benito villamarin Stadium
did it again
Who’d have guessed it.. Celtic’s sieve costs dearly in Seville
Jota reacts as Celtic
blow a two goal lead in
the 4-3 defeat to
Betis in Seville
By scott burns
IT WAS a case of more pain in
Spain and sorrow in Seville for
Yet it could have been so different
for Ange Postcoglou’s patched up
side had they not blown a two
Albian Ajeti and Josip Juranovic’s
penalty had put the Hoops in the
driving seat but their defensive
frailties came back to haunt
A double from Juanmi and
goals from Juan Miranda and
Borja Iglesias gave the Spanish
the win – although Anthony
Ralston’s late goal ensured that
it was a nervier end than it
should have been for the locals.
Ismaila Soro went into the
book early for an early foul on
The Seville sun was beating
down but it was Celtic who
turned up the early heat
and took a deserved lead.
fed Jota. He beat his
full-back and put in
a delightful cross
that Ajeti bundled
into the net in the
Referee Fran Jovic
initially whistled for a
foul but the VAR
assistant intervened. Joe
Hart got down well to
deny Andres Guardado
and then Soro was lucky
goes down for
a pen which
not to walk for a clumsy challenge
on Joaquin. Celtic were delighted
with the Croatian referee again
when they hit with a superb counter
that saw Ajeti nip in ahead of
Claudio Bravo who took him down.
Juranovic was an unlikely taker
but he coolly
stepped up to slam
the ball high and
confidently into the
top right-hand corner
of the net. The
Hoops looked to be
P W D L F A Ps
Real Betis 1 1 0 0 4 33
B Leverkusen 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
Celtic 1 0 0 1 3 40
Ferencvaros 1 0 0 1 1 20
on course for their first win in Spain
after a wait of almost 60 years – but
that was to quickly change.
Nabil Fekir played a ball into the
box and Miranda got a break when
it fell into his path as he burst into
the box and slotted it low under
Hart in the 32nd minute.
Borja Iglesias then wasn’t picked
up as he broke the offside trap and
he unselfishly squared to give
Juanmi the easiest of tap-ins for 2-2.
It took just five minutes after the
restart for Betis to inevitably go
ahead. Miranda found Sergio
Canales and he was given too much
time to put in a cross for Iglesias to
knock home. Then a corner was
only half-cleared and it fell to Juanmi
just inside the box and he arrowed
a shot in off Hart’s right-hand post.
Celtic rallied and
Ralston headed home
David Turnbull’s free
kick for a goal put a
different reflection on
the scoreline if not the
irishmirror.ie/sport FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 49
rennes 2 tottenham 2
europa conference league
Tait 23, Laborde 71 Bade 11 og, Hojbjerg 76
group G UEFA Europa League
Brondby (0).......... 0 S Prague (0)........0
Rangers (0).......... 0 Lyon (1)................2
Toko Ekambi 23
Tavernier 55 (og)
P W D L F A Pts
Lyon 1 1 0 0 2 0 3
Brondby 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Hojbjerg is sharp
Sparta Prague 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
to fire home from Rangers 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
close range and Group B
earn a share of
Monaco (0)........... 1 Sturm Graz (0)...0
PSV (1)................... 2 R Sociedad (2).....2
Leicester (1)........ 2 Napoli (0).............2
Perez 9 Osimhen 69, 87
E Frankfurt (1)... 1 Fenerbahce (1)...1
Olympiakos (0).... 2 Antwerp (0).........1
Galatsaray (0).... 1 Lazio (0)...............0
Lok Moscow (0)... 1 Marseille (0)......1
Midtjylland (1)... 1 Ludogorets (1)...1
R S Belgrade (0).. 2 Braga (0)..............1
Bayer Lev (1)........ 2 Ferencvaros (1).1
Real Betis (2)....... 4 Celtic (2).............3
P W D L F A Pts
Vitesse 1 1 0 0 2 0 3
Tottenham 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Rennes 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Mura 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
Nuno gets toxic after Tottenham given major fright by the French
FROM TONY BANKS in Rennes
ON a torrid night here in
Brittany, Spurs boss Nuno
Espirito Santo almost went
Nuno’s team were lucky to
get away with a point against a
team who languish in 11th spot
in French Ligue 1.
Yet they had been given a
perfect start when Loic Bade
turned a Lucas Moura cross
into his own net in the 11th
minute. Oops! What a pity he
didn’t do it again.
Nuno had told his team that
nights of Champions League
heroics were in Tottenham’s
past – on this evidence they
aren’t in Tottenham’s future.
The Europa Conference
League below a club of their
size? Not with performances
like this, it isn’t. Pierre-Emile
sarina: do fans proud
Sarina WIEGMAN wants to “make
the fans proud” during her first match
in charge of England Women.
The Lionesses face North
Macedonia in a World Cup
qualifier at St Mary’s tonight
before Luxembourg next week.
It is Wiegman’s first match
since taking over from interim
manager Hege Riise on September 1.
Wiegman (above) said: “Of course,
the priority is to win. We want to have
Hojbjerg’s late strike saved the
day in their opening Group G
contest in a game that went
dangerously astray after Bade’s
early own goal.
Nuno, who saw his team’s
good start to the season come
to a shuddering halt with
defeat at Crystal Palace at the
weekend, had warned his
players not to take this competition
lightly. But the warning
clearly was not heeded.
The Portuguese admitted: “It
was not perfect. We scored but
then we lost control. Rennes
are a good team and they
caused us problems.
“We showed character and
belief to change the result after
we conceded. This will make us
stronger for the future.”
Nuno selected a strong side
but injuries to Steven Bergwijn
good wins and score a lot of goals.
The team work so hard that
sometimes we have to tell them to
slow down a little bit. We want
to show how good we can play
and make the English crowd
proud of us.”
England captain Steph
Houghton said “This is kind of
like starting fresh. We want to show
how good we are and it’s a chance to
impress the new manager.”
painful,” added Nuno. Heungmin
Son is facing a race against
time to recover from a calf
injury and Giovani Lo Celso
does not get back from his
quarantine camp in Croatia
until Saturday, leaving Nuno
facing big problems.
Spurs got off to exactly the
start they would have wanted
thanks to a large slice of luck.
Moura fired in a low cross
after good work by Tanguy
Ndombele and Harry Kane and
the ball took a deflection off
Bade to fly into the net.
But the French side were not
on their heels for long and
Benjamin Bourigeaud saw his
angled shot well stopped by
Spurs were struggling to
contain Rennes and, after
Flavien Tait played a neat giveand
Moura will worry him
ahead of Sunday’s clash with
title-chasing Chelsea. “It feels
By tony banks
Bourigeaud ............ 7
Tait .......................... 7
Meling (Truffert 79),
79), Martin Booked
(Santamaria 86), Tel
Gil Booked ............... 6
Hojbjerg (Bergwijn 30)
7, Scarlett (Moura 54)
6, Emerson (Kane 54)
6, Alli (Ndombele 79)
REFEREE: Halis Ozkahya
and-go with the troublesome
Serhou Guirassy, he was able to
guide his drive expertly into the
far corner of Gollini’s net.
Nuno’s team were lucky not
to fall behind at a raucous
Roazhon Park just before halftime
when Kamaldeen Sulemana
put his diving header
wide from only six yards out.
Substitute Hojbjerg wasted a
good chance to put Spurs
ahead, but it was Rennes who
looked the more dangerous.
And when Sulemana’s shot was
palmed out by Gollini, Gaetan
Laborde stabbed home.
An embarrassing defeat
looked on the cards but, when
Matt Doherty’s cross was
deflected into his path just five
minutes later, Hojbjerg coolly
slid the ball home.
dominic out for 4 games
By Adam Lanigan
tomorrow nor in forthcoming
EVERTON striker Dominic league games with Norwich and
Calvert-Lewin must sit out Manchester United and a
another four matches.
Carabao Cup tie at QPR.
A broken toe and a thigh strain He also must be extremely
forced the England man out of doubtful for England’s World Cup
the 3-1 win over over Burnley at qualifiers with Andorra and
Goodison on Monday night. Hungary next month.
Calvert-Lewin has scored in all “We still have to wait some
of his three Premier League weeks, we don’t know exactly
HUGE blOW Key man
appearances this season but he how many,” said Everton
Calvert-Lewin is KO’d will not feature at Aston Villa manager Rafa Benitez.
Miranda 32 Ajeti 13
Juanmi 34, 53 Juranovic 27 (pen)
Iglesias 50 Ralston 87
P W D L F A Pts
Real Betis 1 1 0 0 4 3 3
Bayer Leverkusen 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
Celtic 1 0 0 1 3 4 0
Ferencvaros 1 0 0 1 1 2 0
D Zagreb (0)......... 0 West Ham (1).......2
R Vienna (0).......... 0 Genk (0)................1
UEFA Europa Conference
league Group G
Mura (0)................ 0 Vitesse (1)...........2
Rennes (1)............. 2 Tottenham (1).....2
Bade 11 (og)
Laborde 71 Hojbjerg 76
1st One Day International—
England Women v New Zealand
Women (Bristol): England 241
(49.3 overs; H C Knight 89). New
Zealand 211 (46.3 overs; A E
Satterthwaite 79no). England beat
New Zealand by 30 runs.
European Tour (Dutch Open,
Netherlands)— 1st rnd: —(Gbr & Irl
unless stated, Par 72): 65 N Kearney,
66 M Kieffer (Ger), M Leth Simonsen
(Den), 67 S Horsfield, T Detry (Bel), R
Santos (Por), A Cockerill (Can), R
Enoch, B Evans, M Helligkilde (Den),
S Tarrio (Spa), E Walker, 68 B Stone
(Rsa), J Harding (Rsa), M Schmid
(Ger), S Maurits (Ned), D Horsey, A
Canizares (Spa), K Broberg (Swe), M
Siem (Ger), W Nienaber (Rsa), O
Lieser (Cze), P Peterson (USA). 69 C
Wood, D Burmester (Rsa), G Coetzee
(Rsa), R Langasque (Fra), T Pieters
(Bel), P Bootsma (Ned), Jean-Baptiste
Gonnet (Fra), L de Jager (Rsa),
M Schmitt (Ger), A Karlsson (Swe), B
Henson (USA), A Sandhu (Ind).
Betfred Super League
Castleford....... 24 Warrington...... 40
Castleford—T: Mata’utia (2), Turner,
Millington. G: Richardson (4).
Warrington—T: Ashton (3), Mamo (2),
Wrench. G: Ratchford (7), Widdop.
P W D L F A Pts
Catalans Dr 22 19 0 3 680 386 38
St Helens 20 16 0 4 534 203 32
Warrington 21 15 1 5 588 354 31
Wigan 24 14 0 10 375 377 28
Hull K R 19 10 0 9 485 422 20
Leeds 23 12 0 11 520 428 24
Castleford 23 11 0 12 437 552 22
Hull 20 8 1 11 397 432 17
Huddersfield 23 8 0 15 418 492 16
Wakefield 23 8 0 15 438 536 16
Salford 21 6 0 15 376 570 12
Leigh 21 2 0 19 332 828 4
(7.45pm unless stated)
Newcastle v Leeds (8pm).........................
(Live on Sky Sports Main Event)
Scottish League Two: Edinburgh
City v Stirling.
Women’s World Cup Qualifying
Group B: Hungary v Scotland (7).
Group D: England v North
Macedonia (7), N Ireland v
Luxembourg (7). Group I: Wales v
1st ODI: Pakistan v New Zealand
2nd T20 International: Scotland V
Zimbabwe (Edinburgh, 2pm).
U19 ODI: England V West Indies
Betfred Super League (7.45):
Leeds v Hull K R, Salford v St
Helens, Wakefield v Hull, Wigan v
Gallagher Premiership Rugby
(7.45): Bristol v Saracens.
Greene King IPA Championship
(7.45): Nottingham v Ampthill.
50 IRISH DAILY MIRROR FRIDAY 17.09.2021
dinamo zagreb 0 west ham 2
Antonio 21, Rice 50
remains as Monaghan boss
BY MARK DONLON
Seamus McEnaney will
remain in charge of the
Monaghan senior football
team for a third season.
‘Banty’ was reinstated as
manager for the 2022
season by the Monaghan
county board following a
management meeting on
In his second stint as
manager, following on
from a spell in charge from
2004 to 2010, McEnaney
has had a backroom team
made up of Donie Buckley,
Peter Donnelly, Conor
Laverty, David McCague
and Ray Boyne.
It now looks increasingly
likely that highly soughtafter
Kerry native Buckley
will remain as a coach with
Buckley has been part of
Kingdom coaching set-ups
and also worked with Mayo
under James Horan.
reached the Ulster final this
year, where they were
beaten by eventual
All-Ireland winners Tyrone
at Croke Park.
Monaghan lost out by a
single point as Tyrone kept
them at bay on their way to
a fourth All-Ireland success.
on a Lim
BY KARL O’KANE
ULSTER rugby have
pounced for Limerick
strength and conditioning
coach Michael Kiely.
Kiely’s departure is a
blow to the back-to-back
All-Ireland champions, with
viewed as the best across
The Ballybrown clubman
joined John Kiely’s set-up
The 32-year-old had
previously worked with the
Limerick senior footballers
and helped Clare under-21
hurlers to the All-Ireland
title in 2013.
Tyrone S and C coach
Peter Donnelly, who helped
guide the Red Hand men to
All-Ireland glory this year,
was previously employed by
Ulster before moving to the
Irish rugby set-up.
Ant & DEC
Goal heroes Michail
& Rice too dynamic
Misic Booked.......... 5
Juric (T-Catherine 46)
6, Moharrami (Ristovski
64) 6, Tolic (Misic 75)
6, Menalo (Orsic 83),
Gojak (Ivanusec 83)
Fabianski ................ 7
Lanzini Booked........ 6
Benrahma (Lanzini 51) 6,
Bowen (Vlasic 69) 6,
82), Noble (Rice 82)
Masuaku (Fornals 82)
REFEREE: Halis Ozkahya
motm: declan rice
Moyes: Goals will take skipper to next level
from PAUL BROWN in
DAVID MOYES watched
Declan Rice lead West
Ham to glory – then told
him to score more goals
Michail Antonio broke
the deadlock and Rice
then helped to give the
Hammers their first-ever
2-0 in front
win in the Europa League
group stage with a
brilliant solo strike.
But Irons boss Moyes
(right), whose side are
top of Group H on goal
difference from Genk,
said: “The ability for him
to surge away from
people, his power, is a
great trait to have. We’d
like him to use it more.
“He’s been getting a
bit of a ribbing for not
scoring enough goals.
“He could be a very
midfielder and if he can
score a few more, that
would be great. With
Declan, he’s tried to take
himself to the next level.
“He’s getting better, he
captained West Ham for
the first time in Europe
and he scores a goal that
makes the game much
“He’s doing really well
P W D L F A Ps
West Ham 1 1 0 0 2 03
Genk 1 1 0 0 1 03
Rapid Vienna 1 0 0 1 0 10
Dinamo Zagreb 1 0 0 1 0 20
from PAUL BROWN in Zagreb
ANT and Dec are not just a TV
double act – they are not bad for
West Ham either.
Michail Antonio made history by
scoring his side’s first goal in a major
European competition – excluding
qualifiers – for 22 years.
And Declan Rice capped an
inspirational captain’s performance
with a brilliant solo goal to give the
Hammers a dream start to their
Europa League adventure.
Their namesakes may be best
known for presenting Britain’s Got
Talent, but it was West Ham’s
dynamic duo proving there’s plenty
at London Stadium, too.
Antonio was called “stupid” by
boss David Moyes for getting sent off
in his side’s goalless draw with
Southampton at the weekend.
But he bounced back in the best
way possible to score his fifth goal in
as many games this season.
And Rice made sure it was a
perfect start to West Ham’s first-ever
Europa League group stage campaign
with a second-half strike.
Moyes could not have asked for
more – and it was all the more
impressive because Dinamo Zagreb
are no mugs.
West Ham knew what they were
up against. Spurs came a cropper
here last season, crashing out of this
competition after losing 3-0.
Part of the Stadion Maksimir has
been shut since then after an earthquake
ripped through Zagreb.
But it was rocking for a different
reason when Antonio sent West
Ham’s 2,000 travelling fans crazy by
breaking the deadlock in the 21st
Kevin Theophile-Catherine played
a suicidal backpass that the Irons
striker picked off before dancing
around keeper Dominik Livakovic for
a simple finish.
The visitors played with the
swagger of a side used to winning
and Livakovic quickly had to save a
Ryan Fredericks shot
with his legs.
Six Hammers fans
had been arrested
after a bar brawl the
night before the
game, but it was Dinamo who were
safely locked away last night – in
their own half.
And West Ham underlined their
dominance five minutes after the
break when Rice picked off another
bad ball and stormed forward to fire
home between Livakovic’s legs.
The England midfielder then
wound up the locals by celebrating
right in front of their Ultras.
And that finally seemed to wake
Luka Ivanusec promptly had a shot
blocked and then whipped another
But West Ham’s new-look back
four – with new signing Kurt Zouma
starting alongside Issa Diop at
centre-back – held them at bay.
And, with Manchester United to
come this weekend, Moyes even had
the luxury of bringing off some of his
big guns for a rest before the match
West Ham’s key men are
performing, their new faces are
gelling and their confidence is high.
Last season was no fluke.
This one could be even better.
leicester 2 napoli 2
Perez 9, Barnes 64 Osimhen 69, 87
P W D L F A Ps
Legia Warsaw 1 1 0 0 1 03
Leicester 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Napoli 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Sptk Moscow 1 0 0 1 0 10
FRIDAY 17.09.2021 IRISH DAILY MIRROR 51
stay a Red
by Gideon Brooks
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is
confident of persuading Jesse
Lingard to stay despite the England
star’s refusal to sign a new deal.
The midfielder, who is out of
contract at Manchester United next
summer, rebooted his career on loan
at West Ham last season.
But despite being welcomed back
to Old Trafford this summer, Lingard,
28, and his advisors have refused to
sign a new offer.
Lingard (above) joined United as a
15-year-old in 2008, and boss
Solskjaer said: “He’s got one year left
on his contract and the club is talking
to him and his dad. We see him as a
Man United player in the future,.
“Jesse has showed his qualities and
got back into the England squad.”
Lingard, bagged a double for
England against Andorra, and nine
goals in 16 games for the Hammers –
compared to nine in 66 for United.
Yet, despite his back pass howler
which gifted Young Boys victory in
Tuesday’s Champions League Group
F opener, Solskjaer has not lost faith
in the player.
He added: “We really want to see
the best of him this season. He’s a red
through and through.”
Solskjaer also revealed tomorrow’s
visit of West Ham will come too soon
for striker Edinson Cavani who has
been sidelined with a slight strain.
Napoli peg back frustrated Foxes with a late Osimhen double
BY DAVE ARMITAGE
Leicester blew a golden
chance to get their
Europa League campaign
off to a winning start
when they let a two-goal
lead slip away last night.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen
pegged them back with a
late double after looking like
he could not hit a barn door
for most of the match.
But he found the target
when it mattered – and
when it hurt – with a 69thminute
goal and then
headed home an equaliser
two minutes from time.
The Foxes looked to be
cruising when the impressive
Harvey Barnes drilled
home soon after the hour
mark to add to the early lead
Ayoze Perez had given the
But it all went wrong late
on and that included the
stoppage-time dismissal of
Wilfred Ndidi when he
picked up a second yellow.
Brendan Rodgers’ decision
to start without star names
such as Jamie Vardy, James
Maddison and Youri
Tielemans may have caused
one or two raised eyebrows
when the teamsheet
dropped into the Napoli
The Leicester boss’s
selection could be
considered brave or risky,
depending on your view,
opponents who had started
the Serie A season in
Napoli had extended their
100 per cent record with a
third win on the bounce at
the weekend, a late goal
But Rodgers decided to
shake things up a bit and
then watched his side go at
the visitors from the off. It
did not take long for their
brisk start to pay dividends
when Perez put them into a
The Foxes went close just
a couple of minutes earlier
when Perez hit a first-time
shot which bounced away
Ndidi Sent Off.......... 7
Soumare Booked...... 7
Soyuncu Booked (Evans
45) 6, Tielemans (Perez
45) 7, Lookman (Daka
71) 6, Maddison
(Soumare 78) 6, Vardy
Rrahmani Booked..... 7
Di Lorenzo Booked... 7
Elmas (Zielinski 64) 6,
Politano (Lozano 64) 6,
Ounas (Insigne 74) 6,
Nunes Jesus (Malcuit
(Iheanacho 87) (Anguissa 84)
REFEREE: Tiago Martins
motm: harvey barnes
off the legs of former Arsenal
keeper David Ospina.
But it was Barnes causing
havoc again minutes later
and this time Leicester
made it count.
Ryan Bertrand set them
on their way with a neat
interception just inside his
own half, putting Barnes
away down the left.
He played a one-two with
Patson Daka before clipping
the ball superbly towards
the far post where Perez
smashed a volley past
Ospina to give the Foxes
desperately trying to get
back on level terms and
only had themselves to
blame for not doing so.
They wasted a number of
reasonable chances, with
striker Osimhen the main
Leicester looked to have
delivered a real hammer
blow on the hour, only to see
Daka’s well-taken effort
ruled out for offside.
But Barnes took it on
himself to make up for that,
cashing in on the far side of
the box after Kelechi
Iheanacho found him with a
Barnes made no mistake,
taking the pass in his stride
and setting his sights before
drilling a shot into the far
corner of the net.
That should have been
enough but Napoli replied
instantly, the erratic
Osimhen finally getting
some reward for his
endeavours when he
shrugged aside Jannik
Vestergaard a bit too easily
and poked a dropping shot
over Kasper Schmeichel
before earning a draw with
his looping effort with two
minutes left to play.
from back page
effectively what he is doing, is
disappointing and uncalled for.”
The attendance for Wednesday’s
6-3 win prompted Guardiola to say:
“I’d like more people to come to the
next game on Saturday. We will need
the people next Saturday, please,
because we will be tired. I invite all
our people to come next Saturday,
3pm, and watch the game.”
Rival fans joke about the
“Emptyhad” and Parker added: “He
doesn’t understand the difficulties
some might have getting to the
Etihad on a Wednesday at 8pm.
“He’s absolutely the best coach in
the world but, in the nicest possible
way, I think maybe he should stick to
that. I don’t think anybody anywhere
within the club should be questioning
the loyalty of the supporters.
“It also plays into the hands of
supporters from other teams who
take every opportunity to have a go
at City for what they think are poor
attendances. It’s not factual. Our
attendances are generally excellent.”
City new boy Jack Grealish scored
against Leipzig on his Champions
League debut - and cannot wait to
test himself against Neymar, Lionel
Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
A trip to Paris Saint-Germain is
next up and Grealish said: “Neymar’s
an unbelievable player and it will be
pleasure to share a pitch with him.”
BRUCE: i’ll never
walk out on toon
newcastle v leeds preview: See pAGE 46
PLENTY TO CRO
points the way to
success for West
Ham in Croatia
how did that
Celtic threw away
a two goal lead
rennes 2 tottenham 2 group g
europa conference league
report page 49
dinamo zagreb 0 west ham 2
europa league group H
report page 50
cityzen pain at guardiola plea
by Gideon Brooks
PEP GUARDIOLA has been told to
lay off the fans and stick to
coaching after appearing to question
attendances at the Etihad.
The Manchester City boss issued
a rallying call to supporters following
the Champions League clash
with RB Leipzig, which attracted
38,062 spectators to the 55,000-seat
But official supporters’ club
general secretary Kevin Parker said:
“To question the support, which is
turn to page 51
City supporter group hits out after boss
calls for more to turn up at the Etihad
real betis 4 celtic 3
europa league group g
report page 48
told to stop
leicester 2 Napoli 2
europa league group c
report page 51
By Peter Ramsey
CIARAN Whelan says Peter
Keane (above) has been shown
a lack of respect by the Kerry
Whelan hit out at the Kerry
manager’s treatment after his
three-year term expired.
Kerry GAA this week released
were opening up
the process of
There was no
mention of Keane in
the statement, and it appears
he will have to apply for the job
again – if he wants it.
Ex-Dublin star Whelan
(circled) told RTE: “It’s amazing
the County Board didn’t have a
chat with Peter Keane and have
a review of the three years.
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1 Ignace Jan —, pianist
and composer who
became prime minister
of Poland in 1919 (10)
8 1953 adventure film
starring Clark Gable,
Ava Gardner and Grace
9 V I —, Russian
statesman who died in
10 and 16 Down
mixed doubles tennis
champion with Mike
11 Edmund —, English
tragic actor whose roles
included Shylock at
Drury Lane in 1814 (4)
12 1963 film drama that
starred Paul Newman in
the title role (3)
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department, France (6)
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fruit is the acorn (3)
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Nazareth where Jesus
performed his first
21 Sandy —, golfer who
won The Open
23 European finch with a
24 G —, England Test
cricketer who hit 246
not out against India at
Leeds in 1967 (7)
25 Playwright whose stage
works include Present
Laughter and Design
for Living (4,6)
1 Immortal winged
horse in Greek
2 and 7
2014 film comedy
starring Jim Carrey
3 Cecil —, British
minister of the
Cape Colony from
4 Mats —, 1988 US
Open singles tennis
5 Bev —, 1984
6 Author of novel
first published in
1847 under the
7 See 2 Down
13 R J —, designer of
the Spitfire fighter
aircraft produced by
16 See 10 Across
17 Joe —, Scotland and
London Irish rugby
union centre forced
to retire through
injury in 2013 (6)
19 Kipchoge —, 1968
22 Small constellation
in the northern
containing the star
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21 Second Greek
23 Golf term (5)
24 Alligator pear (7)
25 Again and again (10)
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1 Swimming aid (7)
2 Cavity (4)
3 Hardly ever (6)
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13 Stay of
17 Very young
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9 Letters from Mali,
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4 He will reach a terrible
5 Organiser in favour of metro
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10 Remain a new
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13 We learn about
14 Relaxed during
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BOX1: Which member
of the Beatles did
Jimmy Tarbuck go to
primary school with?
Ringo Starr (G)
Paul McCartney (W)
John Lennon (A)
BOX2: What is the
name of Benedict
eldest son with his
wife Sophie Hunter?
BOX3: Which city
was elected to host
the 2024 Summer
BOX4: The web
television drama Ratched
is based on a character
from which novel?
A Clockwork Orange (N)
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo’s Nest (U)
The Bell Jar (K)
BOX5: Which rock group
performed their last
concert in the 1978 film
The Last Waltz, directed
by Martin Scorsese?
Deep Purple (E)
Led Zeppelin (A)
The Band (O)
BOX6: Which Emmerdale
character was played by
Alan Turner (A)
Seth Armstrong (B)
Amos Brearly (H)
BOX7: In the Old
Testament, to which
kingdom was the
Hebrew prophet Ezekiel
BOX8: Which of these
is a film starring
Robert De Niro?
Angry Cow (P)
Raging Bull (R)
Livid Lobster (F)
BOX9: What is the
name of the runt rabbit
who is a main character
in Richard Adams’
novel Watership Down?
superhero in a series
of Marvel comic book
The Hulk (D)
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ACROSS: 1 Flint, 7 Figueroa,
8 Astor, 10 Royal Rebel, 12 Sheridan,
14 Daly, 16 Tees, 17 Dead Cert,
20 Withernsea, 23 Rubik,
24 Roommate, 25 Kelly.
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9 Robin, 11 Desert God, 13 Ace,
15 Adler, 16 Towers, 18 The Key,
19 Helms, 21 Nott, 22 Aude.
ACROSS: 1 Above, 7 Forecast,
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14 Else, 16 Cool, 17 Jettison,
20 Indication, 23 Patio, 24 Produces,
DOWN: 1 At will, 2 View, 3 Good,
4 Celeb, 5 Backslash, 6 Starve,
9 Route, 11 Accordion, 13 One,
15 Strop, 16 Crispy, 18 Nobody,
19 Scrub, 21 Teem, 22 Nave.
ACROSS: 1 Shortstop, 8 Parts,
10 Scone, 12 Ore, 13 Tan, 14 Acne,
15 Severn, 16 Snore, 18 Listen,
20 Mast, 22 Ale, 23 Ban, 24 Noted,
25 Ingot, 26 Antelopes.
DOWN: 2 Heron, 3 Rose, 4 Sister,
5 Ozone, 6 Appalling, 7 Reinstate,
9 Trestle, 11 Caveman, 15 Son,
17 Needle, 19 Satin, 21 Angle, 23 Biro.
1=C, 2=B, 3=T, 4=F, 5=G, 6=H, 7=Y,
8=O, 9=W, 10=I, 11=D, 12=L, 13=A,
14=R, 15=U, 16=K, 17=X, 18=E, 19=S,
20=V, 21=J, 22=Z, 23=P, 24=N,
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Black bean tortilla with salsa
Make this frittata for a
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option, making the most of
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and packing in three of your
For the salsa
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely
2 tsp smoked paprika
15g (1/2 pack) coriander, finely chopped
6 Kalamata olives, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon or lime, juiced
For the omelette
2 x 400g can black beans, drained
3 garlic cloves, finely grated
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
6 large eggs
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
4 generous handfuls of rocket
Tip the tomatoes into a pan and stir in
1 the onion, 1 /2 the chilli and the smoked
paprika. Cook over a low heat for 10 mins.
Tip 1 /2 into a bowl, then stir in 2 tbsp of the
coriander and the olives and lemon juice.
Meanwhile, heat the grill. Tip the beans
2 into a bowl and stir in the remaining
chilli, the garlic, cumin and coriander. Beat
in the eggs, then add the reserved 1 /2 of the
salsa and the remaining fresh coriander
with a little salt to taste. Blitz a little using
a hand blender or mash some of the beans
with a potato masher.
Heat a 24cm non-stick pan with the oil.
3 Pour in the bean mixture and leave to
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half of the remaining salsa and the rocket.
Chill the rest for the following day.
Cook: 20 mins
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Content taken from
Although not as common
as it once was, the humble
house sparrow still visits
many gardens, and often
forms noisy colonies. It
likes to nest in ivy on
walls, as well as in crevices
in buildings and nest
boxes. You can tell the
male by his large black
bib, while females are
paler and plainer. House
sparrows feed on the
ground but also use birdfeeders,
and love a good
This colourful, acrobatic little bird is
often the first to discover a new birdfeeder.
It is also the most likely
species to use a nest-box in your
garden – if you are lucky it will then
bring its brood of grey-and-yellow
chicks to the feeders. It is best
identified by its blue cap,
white cheeks and
By Karen Rockett
With its short legs and waddling walk,
the woodpigeon is a somewhat
comical figure. It is bigger than feral or
‘street’ pigeons, with distinctive white
markings on its neck-sides and wing
edges, as well as a yellowish bill and
white eyes, and a beautiful rosy-pink
chest. Woodpigeons feed on the
ground but also take buds from
trees, and can be heard
singing their five-note
crooning coo from
This bird is larger than the blue tit,
and is just as colourful but has a black
head with white cheek patches, as
well as a black stripe down its chest
and belly. It has a cheerful, ringing
song and is familiar at feeders. Like
blue tits, great tits will use nestboxes
in the garden. They
usually have one brood of
chicks, which look like
slightly muted versions
of their parents.
Lockdown has brought many of us
closer to nature and the last year has
seen a huge upsurge in the number of
Memberships of local birdwatching
groups have soared and a recent poll
commissioned by the Royal Society for
the Protection of Birds (RSPB) found over
half of adults saying the pandemic has made
them more aware of nature in their local
Your own back garden is a wonderful
place to start out as a birdwatcher.
Even small urban gardens will attract
several kinds of birds, and the nation’s
gardens as a whole form a large and
important area of habitat for wildlife.
Here’s a look at the ‘top ten’ garden bird
species recorded in the RSPB’s 2021 ‘Big
Garden Birdwatch’ survey.
A flock of goldfinches is known
as a ‘charm’, which is very apt
for this pretty bird. It has a
distinctive red face and black
and yellow wings, and is
otherwise black and white on its
head and tail, and light brown
on its body. Juveniles are
plain brown but have the
black and yellow wings
and black tail.
and usually visit
Like the house sparrow, this species
has declined in recent years. It is also
often seen in flocks, and is
notoriously hungry, but it will also
reduce the leatherjackets in your
lawn. Adults have glossy black
plumage (spotted with white in
winter) while juveniles are plain
light brown. It has a strutting
walk, and singing males
imitate other birds, as
well as making
One of the most eye-catching birds, the
magpie is an inquisitive black-and-white
crow with a very long tail, which reflects
beautiful rainbow colours when the
light hits it. You will often hear it before
you see it, as it has a distinctive
harsh chattering voice. Magpies
are clever and inventive, and
can be great fun to watch,
especially newly fledged
juveniles which are
highly curious and
This plump, dark and
long-tailed thrush is
most often seen
hopping across the
lawn; males also sing
their beautiful, fluty
territorial song from
It will nest in
dense hedges or
bushes, and loves
to feed on windfall
fruit. Only adult
males are black
(with yellow bills and
and juveniles are
mottled dark brown.
Officially our favourite bird, the robin is
unmistakeable with its orange-red face and
breast, and fearless habits. If you are digging
in the garden, your local robin is probably
nearby, hoping you will dig up a worm or two.
Robins often nest in strange places,
including inside plant pots in sheds if
they can get in. Look out for the
golden-brown, spotted juveniles
from mid-spring to autumn.
This is a tiny, round bird with a very long tail, leading to its nickname of
‘lollipop’. Its colours of black, white and dusky pink are unlike any other
garden bird. It is usually seen in family groups, which keep in contact as
they move through the bushes with a constant ‘conversation’ of purring
call notes. Juveniles have blackish face masks, and less pink plumage
Tips from RSPB expert
Food and water
Putting out birdfood will help birds
in your garden. Finches, tits and
sparrows enjoy seeds and nuts,
especially sunflower seeds, while
thrushes will go for windfall apples,
and many species enjoy
fat-balls and suet-based
foods. Always buy good
quality birdfood. Make
sure feeders and bird
tables are placed
somewhere safe from
cats, not right next to
dense bushes but close
enough that the birds can
easily retreat there. It is really
important to keep feeding areas
clean. Make sure you can see the
feeders from indoors to get the
most pleasure from them!
Birds like a drink and a
bathe, too. A birdbath is ideal,
will work well.
needs to be
Keep it clean,
and top it up
daily in hot
warm water onto any ice that
forms. Again, siting is crucial, as
birds are very vulnerable when
The complete home
There are many other things you
can do in the garden to give birds
their ideal home.
■ Plant as many shrubs, trees,
climbers and flowers as you can, and
try to keep hard landscaping to a
minimum. A fruit tree is ideal, as is
any shrub that bears berries, and
leave seedheads standing in
flowerbeds overwinter. Lawns are
great for birds, whether kept long
or mown short.
■ Cut down on chemicals,
especially pesticides. And
add a log pile to encourage
more insects, which
provide food for most
of our garden birds.
■ Put up a range of birdboxes
– those with holes for tits
and sparrows should always
be placed facing between north
and east; open-fronted boxes for
robins should be hidden behind
‘Nature on your Doorstep’
is a fantastic free RSPB
resource for helping you
attract birds and wildlife
to your garden. For more
information, visit www.rspb.
Coast, Wetlands & River
Of the many duck species you may see, this is the
most familiar. Mallard males have shiny green
heads, white neck-collars and chestnut-brown
chests, while the females are mottled brown and
produce the familiar loud quacking call. You can
see mallards on most town park lakes, but they
are also widespread in wilder wetlands, where
they rub shoulders with scarcer species like
wigeons and teals.
One of the most distinctive shorebirds, the oystercatcher
is black-and-white with an eye-catching orange ‘carrot’ of
a bill. It is most often seen on mud-flats near estuaries,
but you might also see it on shingle and rocky shores,
and in Scotland in particular it often breeds inland, on
grassy fields and riversides. It has a distinctive, urgentsounding
The thrill of a kingfisher
sighting is your reward for
walking slowly and quietly
along a river-side. This
dazzling jewel of a bird has
iridescent blue upperparts
and an orange belly, and
catches its fish prey by
diving head-first into the
water. It nests in a tunnel
that it digs into a bank side
and may have three broods
a year. The best time of
year to see it is late
summer, when young birds
are wandering in search of
their own territories.
This is a diving duck which often visits lakes in towns, as well as reservoirs
and estuaries. Males are black-and-white while females are dark chocolate
brown – both sport a droopy crest at the backs of their heads. Tufted ducks
are expert divers – in clear water you can see them swimming underwater
with powerful kicks of their large webbed feet.
Ireland and Britain are blessed
with coastlines of almost 20,000
miles making it very important
worldwide for coastal wildlife.
We are lucky to have some of
the world’s largest colonies of
nesting seabirds in summer, as
well as great gatherings of
shorebirds in winter.
Our rivers, lakes and marshes
are also home to a wonderful
diversity of birdlife.
The wetlands of Norfolk,
Suffolk and Somerset for
example provide some of the
most ideal habitats for birds in
But birdwatching in wetland
and coastal areas can be tricky,
as the birds can be quite distant
and the terrain is quite exposed.
Look out for fulmars wheeling around tall
cliff-faces in spring and summer. This bird
looks a bit like a gull with its grey and white
plumage, but is a closer cousin to the
albatrosses, sharing with them a distinctive
stiff-winged flight and a very keen sense of
smell, enabling it to sniff out food such as
floating carrion over many miles as it
wanders far out at sea.
Invest in a decent pair of
binoculars, and visit RSPB
reserves with purpose-built hides
that enable you to enjoy closer
views without disturbance.
A visit to the Farne Islands,
which lie just off the north
Northumberland shore or
RSPB Bempton Cliffs on the
Overlooking the North Sea, it is
home to one of the top wildlife
spectacles, the best mainland
sea colony with visitor
facilities and six safe cliffedge
close-up views of
life on the
Great Crested Grebe
its elegant slim outline and
ed, frilled head, this diving fishis
one of our most attractive and
ctive swimming birds. It lives on
r lakes, though you may also see it
e sea in winter. Pairs perform a
lex, synchronised courtship
e’ in spring, and later in the year
ay see them carrying their
ug-striped chicks on their backs.
Often seen waiting, still and
patient, at the water’s edge, the
grey heron is a tall grey bird with
a crested head and long, daggerlike
bill. It is a skilled fish-catcher
that can be seen around rivers,
lakes and ponds of all kinds. When
it takes flight, it looks prehistoric
with its huge broad wings,
gangling legs, and folded-in neck.
It nests in colonies called
‘heronries’, building huge stick
This clever and resourceful bird with its evocative mewing
and cackling voice is the most familiar ‘sea-gull’ . It has a
silver-grey back and wings, with black wing-tips, and candypink
legs; juveniles are mottled brown, and attain adult
plumage gradually over four years. It is declining severely
on rural coasts but does better in towns, making a living by
clearing up what humans leave behind, on the streets and
Some three million adults
go birdwatching every
The Birdwatchers’ Code
puts the interests of birds
first and applies not just
when you are at a nature
reserve, but whenever
you are watching birds
here or abroad.
If you think you have
seen a penguin in the
wild here, chances are it
was a guillemot. This
bird has a penguin-like
shape and is as skilful a
swimmer and diver as
any penguin, but it can
fly, and belongs to the
family known as auks
(along with the puffin
and the razorbill).
Guillemots nest in large
colonies on cliffs on
mainly northern and
This is the biggest seabird.
It is cigar-shaped with long,
narrow wings. The adult it
is mostly white, with black
wing-tips and a yellowish
head. Young birds are dark
brown, and become whiter
with each annual moult.
Gannets feed by plungediving
spectacularly, from a
considerable height, then
catching fish underwater.
Most of its colonies are on
islands – they include Bass
Rock, off eastern Scotland,
and Grassholm, off
Avoid disturbing birds and their
1 habitats – the birds’ interests
should always come first. If a bird
flies away or makes repeated alarm
calls, you’re too close. And if it
leaves, you won’t get a good view.
Be an ambassador for
2 birdwatching. Respond
positively to questions from
interested passers-by. They may
not be birdwatchers yet, but a
helpful answer may spark an
interest in birds, wildlife and its
Know the law. Intentional or
3 reckless disturbance of some
species at or near the nest is
illegal in Britain. Don’t trespass on
private land. Legislation provides
access for walkers to open country,
and includes measures to protect
wildlife but the rules and codes are
different in Ireland, England,
Scotland and Wales, so make sure
you know what you can do.
Repeatedly playing a recording
4 of birdsong or calls to
encourage a bird to respond can
divert them from feeding their
young. Never use playback to
attract a species during its
Send your sightings to the
5 County Bird Recorder and the
Birdtrack website (www.bto.org/
To read the full Birdwatchers’ Code,
go to www.rspb.org.uk.
Farmland, Park & Woodland
This is the most frequently
seen large bird of prey in the
UK. Often several may be
seen together, circling high
overhead with their shortish
tails fanned out. Most
common buzzards are
mid-brown, but some are
much darker and others
paler. In some areas you
may see them alongside red
kites, which are more rufous
with long, forked tails.
Its sweet, twittering, ceaseless ramble
of a song is a characteristic sound of
summer in meadows and on moorland,
but seeing a skylark is more
challenging than hearing one. The
male rises from near his nest on the
ground and flies straight up, extremely
high, singing all the while. You might
see him as a small dot against the blue
sky. Look out for perched skylarks on
fence posts; their pointed crests help
tell them apart from other smallish
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Of the three woodpeckers
that breed here, the great
spotted is the one seen most
often, especially in
with boldly marked blackand-white
plumage, it gives
itself away with its loud,
sharp ‘kick’ call, and its
territorial ‘drum-rolls’ on
tree trunks in spring. It is
also a fairly frequent visitor
If you see a bird
hovering very still for
a long spell, with fastbeating
wings and a
long, fanned-out tail,
that is almost
certainly a kestrel.
This small falcon
hunts mice and voles
in grassland, using its
hovering skill to hold
position while it
pinpoints where its
prey is, before
dropping down in a
black, while males
have grey heads and
Because of our geographic
position, climate and soil, much
of our countryside would
naturally be heavily wooded.
However woodland cover has
diminished greatly over the
centuries, but we are now
reversing this trend and
creating new woodlands,
to the benefit of some of our
Farmland, although managed
primarily to produce food rather
than to benefit wildlife, can also
be a wonderful wildlife habitat
and is home to many special
and much loved birds.
Our smallest bird, the goldcrest prefers
coniferous woodland to deciduous. Its tiny
size and needle-like bill enable it to pick
miniscule insects from in between conifer
needles – this food source is enough to
allow it to overwinter in Britain, unlike
most insect-eating birds which
migrate to warmer areas. Olive
green with a yellow, black-edged
crown, the goldcrest is
extremely lively and active,
and can be quite
This beautiful owl is easily recognised,
with its mostly white underparts and its
effortless, wafting, low-level flight on
long wings. It is primarily nocturnal but
may be seen hunting in late afternoon
and evening, especially in
summer when it has a nest
full of chicks to feed.
Many barn owls
nest in derelict
but they will
Not all tree-climbing birds are
woodpeckers, and the
nuthatch is arguably a better
tree-climber than any
woodpecker, being able to run
head-first down a trunk as
well as up on its strong
legs with grapplinghook
claws. It has
and a long black eye-stripe,
and uses its long, strong
bill to crack open hard nuts
The largest and
most abundant of
owls, the tawny owl
difficult to see, as it
is strictly nocturnal
and lives in wooded
habitats, where it is
when roosting by
day. You may hear
its wavering hoot at
where there are
some mature trees,
territories are being
established. It is
brown all over, with
a large round head
and dark eyes.
This gorgeously colourful woodland bird
is a member of the crow family, and is
reluctant to show off its beautiful pink,
blue and black-and-white plumage, being
shy and timid. You are most likely to see
jays in autumn, when they gather acorns
in large quantities to bury for later
consumption. Of course, some acorns
are never retrieved, so jays are also
responsible for planting many oak trees.
The first swallows arrive
back from Africa at the
end of March, and by early
May many farm buildings
will have nesting pairs in
situ. This migratory bird
has a delightful chuckling
song, and is striking in
appearance with its dark
creamy belly, red throat
and very long, forked tail.
Swallows often hunt
insects in cattle fields,
almost skimming the
grass as they catch their
prey in flight.
Top tips for
Be quiet! Don’t make any
1 sudden movements.
Birds are easily startled
by loud noises and will
flee to cover. It is almost
impossible to sneak up on
a bird, because birds hear
much better than human
Avoid brightly coloured
clothes. Many birds
have poor colour vision,
but bright clothes, like
whites, will contrast
with the surrounding
enhance the appearance
In woodlands, walk
3 slowly, pause often to
scan the treetops with
ears as much as
your eyes – learn the songs
and calls of the commoner
species and then a new
voice in the chorus will
stand out more.
Be patient. Birdwatching
is often 5
about waiting for the birds
to show themselves.
There are more than
6600 different types
of birds have been seen
here so buy a pocket book
of birds to help you identify
Death of the dawn chorus
IF you are an early riser you will
be familiar with the dawn chorus.
And if you’re a late riser, no
doubt you think the birds sound
However 50 years ago it was
much louder and in that time
we’ve lost 40 million birds,
according to the RSPB.
Birds can be split
into three categories of
conservation importance –
red, amber and green.
The Red List keeps track of
how different species are doing
and those on the red list (67
species) are in need of urgent
The Red list criteria includes
globally threatened species
and species who are in severe
decline (at least 50%)
in breeding population over last
One in four birds are on that
list and many of the iconic
crooners are among them like
nightingales, skylarks and
cuckoos hence the death of
the dawn chorus.
Common garden birds
like starlings, song thrushes
and house sparrows are also
on the list.
Amber is the next most
critical group and includes
species in moderate decline (25
to 50 percent) with fewer than
3000 breeding pairs.
Species on the green list are
the least critical group that
Dr Mark Eaton, one of the RSPB’s Principal Conservation Scientists, is
responsible for collecting the data on bird conservation and numbers.
Mark and his team analyse hundreds of statistics from monitoring
schemes such as the Breeding Bird Survey and the Wetland Bird Survey.
Mark explains: “Thanks to thousands of volunteers – counting birds,
doing surveys, getting their data to organisations such as the RSPB,
BTO and WWT – birds are probably amongst the best monitored groups of
wildlife on the planet.
“We produce lots of stats which enable us to assess whether each
species should go onto one of our lists of conservation concern.
“Either amber for moderate concern or red which are the ones we are
really worried about.
“To be on the red list you need to be a bird of highest conservation
concern, meaning you’re in a pretty bad way.
“You’ve declined very rapidly, you’re at risk of extinction globally, or
you are historically depleted, meaning you are at
much lower population levels that you were
in the past.”
* To see what you can do to help or
make a donation visit www.rspb.org.
Underdogs ready to put up fight
BY PAUL O’HEHIR
SHANE HARTE says the romance
of the cup is alive and well as
Maynooth University Town dream
of a quarter-final upset over
And the boss (right) is calling on his
Leinster Senior League players to
draw inspiration from their trip to
Harte told Mirror Sport: “We’re not
going there to make up the numbers
or to have a good wave at our families
in the crowd.
“The odds are stacked against us
and that’s the beauty of getting this
far – lads can dream.
“But you have to put in the hard
work too, although it’s all on Bohs
because their fans will be baying for
blood as they expect their team to put
on a show.”
Maynooth, 2018 FAI Intermediate
Cup winners, dumped Cobh Ramblers
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NOTHING TO LOSE
The Maynooth University
Town squad are put through
final preparations this week
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irish DAILY Mirror 17.09.2021
It’s a free shot so
US A TEST
by Michael Scully
BRIAN Murphy has
missed the drama involving
Waterford in the FAI Cup so
far this season – and is
hoping to avoid more if
picked against UCD.
The Blues also faced
First Division opposition in
Athlone in the first round.
It took a last-minute goal
by Greg Halford to get
Waterford to extra-time
and they won on penalties.
Paul Martin was the hero
between the posts, then
Matt Connor was in goal for
the 4-1 victory over
The vastly experienced
Murphy (above) could
return in Belfield tonight.
“It just goes to show
that you have to be at your
best to win any game,”
said Murphy. “We had
about 70% possession
in the last cup game
and you have to be
our team is
to have the right
“It will be difficult
against a team like UCD.
There’s a chance of getting
to a semi-final, which would
mean one game away from
a cup final. It’s not often
that you get in them.
“We’ll get what we
deserve if we put in the
right performance. They’re
all tricky games - there’s
very little between many of
the teams in the country.”
Blues boss Marc Bircham
said he is aware of what
the FAI Cup means to
Waterford people and
pledged to pick his
strongest team available.
“We’ll treat it like a
league game with the same
preparation,” he said.
“You don’t need any
bigger incentive as a player
knowing that you’re just
three wins away from
winning a major trophy.
We’ve got to win.”
we’ll give our Paul
STUDENTS’ DOYLE TARGETS MEMORABLE END TO UCD TIME
• First Division UCD are unbeaten
in nine competitive games, winning
their last six and scoring 23 goals in
• Waterford won two FAI Cups, in
1937 and 1980. Their last final was
in 2014 during Daryl Murphy’s first
spell with the Blues.
• 1984 Cup winners UCD have
qualified for the semi-finals twice in
15 years, in 2007, and 2018, beating
Waterford on the way.
a new challenge
UCD midfielder Paul Doyle is
hoping for a strong finish to
the year before he moves on
FAI Cup: Tonight 7.45pm
By MIChael SCULLY
PAUL Doyle has come full
circle and hopes to square off
his UCD career with a rousing
farewell in both the league and
In 2018, in his first season,
Doyle came off the bench with 10
minutes left to help the Students
hold out for a cup quarter-final
victory against Waterford who
were flying high.
UCD’s team boasted players
who went on to join top
clubs, such as Liam
Scales, Gary O’Neill
and Neil Farrugia (all
and Greg Sloggett
now is to follow suit,
having recently graduated
as a physiotherapist.
“Hopefully I’ll work as a physio
in some capacity but I want to
play full-time football at that level
now,” said the 23-year-old.
“My contract is up at the end of
the year, I’ve done four years and
have had my time. Everyone in
UCD knows I’ll be moving on, it’s
the natural conclusion to my time
“Other lads have had to bide
their time, you have to let
them have their
chance. If you
enough to earn
that move in
t h a t ’ s
o w n
Gary, Scalesy and
Farrugia, I know
what they have in
their locker – and
what I have to do to
reach that level after
playing over 100 games.
“At UCD, you’re exposed to a lot
of semi-finals and finals in college
competitions. It stands to players,
allows them to step up to the
mindset needed at top clubs.”
Doyle had to bide his time in
his debut year as O’Neill and Sloggett
were first-choice central midfielders
in a strong side that
pipped Finn Harps and Shels to
the First Division title.
Before he leaves, he’d love to
repeat the feat of making the last
four of the cup – Dundalk beat
them in the 2018 semis.
He acknowledges that league
pace-setters Shels will be almost
impossible to catch. If UCD are to
go up they will likely need to get
through the play-offs.
“A similar performance,
would be great,”
Doyle said of the 2018
win over the Blues.
“Myself and Evan
Osam are the last two
involved from that time. I
remember that quarter-final well.
Waterford ended up securing European
football only for disaster
to strike (UEFA denied them a licence).”
O’Neill conceded a penalty to
give Waterford a lifeline but the
Students held on.
“I always look at it that we got
promoted a year too late,” said
“We would’ve competed comfortably
in the Premier Division if
we’d kept Gary, Farrugia, Scalesy,
Jay McClelland, Georgie Kelly and
others. It was a quality team.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if current
UCD players move to big
clubs in the future.
“Conor Whelan’s a top player,
Liam Kerrigan (inset) got a hattrick
last week, Jack Keaney’s a big
player for us and Sam Todd has
“The club has a lot of players in
the Ireland under-17 and under-
“The pressure isn’t on us to
win. No one bats an eyelid if we
lose but we’ll have a plan.
“It’s a free shot. The ultimate
goal is getting back to the Premier
17.09.2021 Irish DAILY Mirror
Sloggett hopes Lilywhites can keep
Euro run going by winning trophy
finn harps v
FAI Cup: Tonight 8pm
By MARK McCADDEN
GREG SLOGGETT has
highlighted the importance
of tonight’s FAI Cup
quarter-final by stating
Dundalk “need” to qualify
for Europe next season.
The cup is the only realistic
route back into continental
competition next year for
Vinny Perth’s Lilywhites.
They have qualified for Europe
for each of the last eight
seasons, banking over €10million
in prize money over the
course of those campaigns.
Perth’s side are highly unlikely
to claim one of the Premier
spots this time around as they
are more focused on relegation
So the cup offers their best
chance of making it nine in a
row for the side that reached
the Europa League group
stages in 2016 and last year.
“It’s a route into Europe and
we need to be there,” said
Sloggett of the FAI Cup.
The midfielder acknowledged,
however, that things
would have to change against
Finn Harps if their cup dream
is to survive in Ballybofey.
Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat
to Sligo Rovers again highlighted
Their weakness at defending
set-pieces is something
that an in-form Harps side
could exploit tonight.
“I keep repeating myself
after every game, we need to
bounce back,” said Sloggett.
“We are getting into some
bad habits, conceding goals
from set-pieces and generally
being the better team on a lot
“So it’s very disappointing
that we aren’t getting the results.
But we have to turn to
Friday, it’s a huge opportunity
for us, it’s a big competition
for us with the way the league
is panning out.
“They’ll be a threat in the
areas where we’ve been conceding
goals, so that’s where
we need to tidy up massively.”
Sloggett feels Dundalk
haven’t been getting the results
their overall displays
Since they recorded a 1-0
win over Finn Harps at Oriel
Park in mid-July, the Lilywhites
have picked up just
one point from six league
That came in a 1-1 draw
away to Waterford.
Elsewhere, there were defeats
to St Patrick’s Athletic,
Derry City and Drogheda
United, with their latest losses
coming away to
In the cup,
United and nonleague
they came agonisingly
Arnhem in the
form away from
the Premier Division
will give some
against a lot of teams we
have really shown some positive
signs,” said Sloggett.
“It’s just been the ruthlessness
at both ends of the pitch
where we’ve been caught out,
so that’s where we need to
“I suppose it does [make a
difference that it’s a different
competition] but to us it’s another
game that we feel we
can and should be winning.
“I think no matter what the
team in this league, we feel
that way. We can’t underestimate
the importance of Friday
night for us in the grand
scheme of our season.”
IT’S BEEN A SLOGG...
Dundalk are going through a tough
period but Sloggett knows the cup
offers a route to European football
• Although Harps won 2-1
at Oriel Park in March,
Dundalk haven’t lost at
Ballybofey since the 2007
First Division play-off semi.
• In six ties - 1970, 1979,
1980, 1981, the 2002
replay at Ballybofey and
2018 - Finn Harps have
never beaten Dundalk in
the FAI Cup.
• The Donegal club can
reach their first semi-final
since 2014 while Dundalk
have made it to the Aviva in
seven straight seasons.
• Finn Harps, who lifted
this trophy in 1974, were
denied a seventh
consecutive win by Derry’s
90th-minute equaliser last
• In Dundalk’s nine games
since August, they’ve won
one, against non-league St
Mochta’s in the cup, losing
six and drawing the other
Cup’s a bonus but
we must stay up
We’re back in Dublin
tonight on a revenge
mission in the FAI Cup.
UCD turned us over at
the Bowl at this stage
back in 2018, so we owe
They’re going well with
Collie Whelan, who began
his senior career with us,
banging in the goals for
But we’re a different
animal now under Marc
Bircham, with just two
defeats in our last 10
Win tonight and it’s just
90 minutes away from a
possible trip to the Aviva
which would be a
wonderful way to finish
off the season.
But our priority is to
stay up. That looked
unlikely a few months
back when we were
the table in a
Forrest and Bircham have
come in we’ve been
We got our first win
under Marc away to
Dundalk in June and
we’ve made very steady
It’s remarkable to think
that it looks like a tussle
between ourselves and
Dundalk to avoid the
relegation play-off place.
It’s a pity from our
point of view that Finn
Harps have hit really
good form over the same
period we’ve improved.
I’ve been following the
Blues for 20 years since
my dad, David, brought
me to see us play
Shamrock Rovers at the
I remember Jason
Sherlock was playing for
Rovers at the time.
Dad thought the game
was rubbish but I was
It’s 1980 since we won
the FAI Cup, our last
We did lift the League
Cup five years later but
my time following
Waterford has been about
ups and downs between
the Premier Division and
We reached the FAI
Cup final in 2004 only to
lose to Longford – by far
the most deflating feeling
I’ve experienced as a fan.
We also lost a League
Cup final to a very good
My standout memory is
undoubtedly 2005 up in
Dalymount when we beat
Rovers to stay up in the
last game of the season.
Pat Dolan came in for
the last few matches and
kept us up.
away days in
we’d stay over.
in 2017 was
huge as we’d been down
in the doldrums for a
Lee Power had come in
and gave Alan Reynolds a
good budget to bring in
some really exciting
when we came up. It was
wonderful to have big
matches and crowds back
at the RSC.
Though we finished
fourth, as a new entity we
couldn’t play in Europe,
which greatly upset
We’re in a fight to stay
up this year and avoiding
the relegation play-off is
If not, we’d be quietly
confident of beating the
First Division side.
First, it’s about winning
tonight. And dreaming of
part in training
during the week
Irish DAILY Mirror 17.09.2021
I’VE BOH R
We must justify
being in last 8
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out in the previous round but
this is another level altogether.
Harte, who also played for
the club, continued: “I was
watching Bohs in Europe at the
Aviva Stadium a few weeks ago
and now we’re playing them.
“I’d pay to watch them every
week and their front five are as
good as anything in the league.
“I haven’t been off the phone
since the start of last week. It’s
been madness but it’s great
publicity for the club.
“We got to the last 32 and
last 16 before so this is
progress. The romance of the
cup is alive but this is a reward
for the last five or six years.”
But Celbridge man Harte,
who reached the FAI Cup semifinals
as a player with St Pat’s,
is under no illusions how
difficult a task this is.
“We’re the team everyone
wanted to get, let’s be honest,”
he said. “We’re realistic and
know we won’t win the cup so
the next best thing was to get
a high-profile draw – and we’ve
got the favourites.
“Our club name has been put
on the map and the amount of
people in Maynooth and
Celbridge stopping me to talk
about the game is brilliant.
“We’re enjoying the attention
but it’s a game of football and
we have serious work to justify
being in the last eight.”
Harte is assisted by former
League of Ireland striker Ciaran
Kilduff and is also keen to
highlight the roles played by
first-team coach Gavin Kinsella
and physio Elaine Farrell.
Kinsella is also director of
football at Ballyoulster United
in Celbridge where he oversees
players and coaches across 34
Like Harte, he also played for
Maynooth and featured in their
clash away to Cork City three
years ago when the Rebels
were reigning double
champions at the time.
And sizing up tonight’s
quarter-final, Kinsella said:
“It’s a huge task but a great
occasion and the players
couldn’t be happier with
“You want to pit your
wits against some of the
best in the country and
Bohs have three in the
Irish Under-21s and a
goalkeeper in the senior
“But we’re not going
to take photographs, we
want to showcase our
talents and see where it
• Bohs, who last reached a
cup final in 2008, dispatched
Corinthians and then Rovers
in a typically cagey derby
with two red cards.
• Surprise package
Maynooth beat Malahide
and Cobh en route. St
Francis, in 1990, were the
last non-league team to
reach the semis.
• Maynooth’s league form
has been out of sorts since
this glamour draw. Manager
Shane Harte recently added
Ciaran Kilduff to his roster.
• Experienced Shane
Fagan is between the
posts, with former Gypsy
Alex Kelly and box-to-box
midfielder Conor Foley
feeding the strikers.
• Captain and ex-Rovers
defender Conor Dunne at
least won’t have the job of
keeping top scorer Georgie
Kelly at bay as he is banned.
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Kelly’s satisfied he made right career c
FAI Cup: Tonight 7.45pm
By PAUL O’HEHIR
SOMETIMES a career in the
professional game isn’t for everyone
- not that Alex Kelly found it easy
to walk away.
Tonight he will be a key member of the
Maynooth University Town team that
pitches up at Dalymount Park dreaming
of an FAI Cup quarter-final upset over
And ever since the draw was made, he
has wondered what might have been had
he stayed with the Gypsies instead of
pursuing a scholarship at Maynooth
But almost two years on, Kelly is
adamant that he has no regrets. As a
16-year-old, he went on trial to West
Brom and the following year he was at
But it was at Bohs where he established
He had a year with the Under-17s and
two with the Under-19s where he was
captain during the second one.
Current first-team stars like Dawson
Devoy (inset top), Ross Tierney (inset
bottom) and Andy Lyons were his
team-mates and they remain good pals.
When he made his Bohs first-team
debut in a Leinster Senior Cup win away
to Shelbourne in 2019, Devoy and Lyons
also featured at Tolka Park that night.
But friendships will be parked this
evening as he tries to be a thorn in their
Kelly, 21, told Mirror Sport: “In my final
year at Bohs, I was moved into the
first-team for training along with Rossy
and Dawson and just played games for
the 19s. The three of us
at the same time but
reasons with contracts
knew I didn’t want to do
of my life.
“So I stepped back as
want to waste the lads’ t
Keith Long and Trevor
had been very good to m
“I’ve no doubt
thousands of lads would
their right leg to be
position I was, getting of
contract with Bohs’ first-
– and a team on the up.
“You look at Rossy, Daw
and Andy now, all of them
in the Ireland Under-21
and playing in big Eu
nights for Bohs.
“But it just wasn’t for
what I wanted to do wit
life and I had other car
hoice as he prepares to face old pals
were moved up
for one or two
and that, I just
this for the rest
me in terms of
h the rest of my
eer ambitions. I
only graduated from Maynooth Uni last
week after three years on scholarship
and studying business. Everyone has different
ambitions and the most important
thing is figuring out what you want
Midfielder Kelly continued:
“Football played a massive
part in my life and I had a
great time. I went to Premier
League clubs on trial and represented
Ireland at underage.
“When you get to West Brom
and Burnley, you realise that
getting there is actually the
“Getting into the first-team
is the hard part and that’s why
so few make it. Trials at that age
were a great learning experience
and taught me a lot about myself.
“It got to a point where I had to ask
myself if I was going to keep on doing
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Alex Kelly takes a break from team
training at Maynooth this week to
reflect on his football journey so far
PICS BY JAMES CROMBIE/INPHO
this. It wasn’t what I wanted and I wasn’t
going to waste anyone’s time at Bohs.
Football at that level needs 100% commitment
and I wasn’t willing to do that.”
Combining his studies with Leinster
Senior League football was the perfect fit
for Kelly but he admits initially being
torn about turning his back on the
“There were a lot of sleepless nights, a
lot of tossing and turning,” he said. “It
took me two months to decide and it was
difficult because you have the world at
“It was a difficult conversation with my
parents given how many sacrifices they
made to get me to that point and also the
hard work that I put in myself.
“But it comes down to what people
want and Rossy and Dawson were
willing to put in that commitment and
you can see the fruits of their success –
they’re flying. But it wasn’t for me and
got to fulfil
BY PAUL O’HEHIR
PROMISE OMOCHERE has been
told to make the most of his
opportunity at Bohemians.
And with Georgie Kelly
suspended, he is poised to start
tonight - against the university
The Gypsies host Maynooth in
the FAI Cup quarter-finals and
then Derry City in a rescheduled
league match on Monday.
Omochere (below) scored in
Monday’s 2-1 win away to Finn
Harps after coming off the
bench to replace injured Ali
Coote after 20 minutes.
Bohs boss Keith Long said:
“Unfortunately we lost Ali
Coote early in the first half.
“Ali has been in superb form
for us and has been pivotal to
how we want to play so
hopefully it’s not too serious.
“The introduction of
Promise provided us
with a different
the first goal and
game for Harps’
“It’s been a difficult time for
Promise but he has been
training exceptionally well since
his return from injury and has
contributed well from the bench
in recent games.
“It’ll do him the world of good
scoring and it would be nice to
see him produce the
performances that he’s capable
of on a more consistent basis if
he stays injury free.
“We must remember he’s still
young and while he has been at
the club a long time now, he’s
still learning the game and
“A consistent run in the team
and the avoidance of injuries will
go a long way towards helping
him fulfil his potential.”
I’ve other ambitions and I’m career
focused now having just graduated.”
Maynooth are 14/1 in a two-horse race
tonight but while their league form is
patchy this season, the Kildare outfit
have pedigree in the FAI Cup.
They played Cork City in 2018 when
the Rebels were double champions and
also faced Waterford while they dumped
Cobh Ramblers out of the previous round
Their allocation of 450 tickets was
snapped up in two hours and the buzz
around Maynooth town hasn’t gone
Kelly added: “I’ve nothing but praise
for our management team of Shane
Harte, Ciaran Kliduff and Gavin Kinsella
who have raised our standards in every
“We seem to have found a bit of magic
in the cup and wouldn’t it be special to
cause another upset?”
17.09.2021 Irish DAILY Mirror
Bohs striker Georgie Kelly
is suspended after his red
card against Shamrock
Rovers in the previous
Omochere - on the
mark against Finn
Harps in midweek -
could start up front against
the university he attends.
Ali Coote (inset) is a
doubt after shipping a
hamstring injury midway
through the first half of
Ollie Horgan’s Harps
received a timely boost
this week with the news
that Johnny Dunleavy’s
hand injury is not as
serious as first
He came off at
half-time in Monday’s
home defeat to
Bohemians but has not
suffered any broken
McGinley (inset) is
suspended after landing
an additional two-game
bohemians v maynooth tonight 7.45pm
that win at Harps and
Stephen Mallon is definitely
out with a hamstring
injury. Maynooth - the
2018 FAI Intermediate
Cup winners -
Ramblers out in the
previous round but this
would be quite the giantkilling
feat by Shane
Harte’s Leinster Senior
finn harps v dundalk tonight 8pm
Robbie Benson and John
Mountney (above) will miss
this quarter-final through
And Lee Desmond
continues to recover
from the concussion
he suffered against
Adam Murphy remains
on the sidelines after his
Kyle Robinson and Cian
Kelly are ineligible for
If there’s going to be an
upset it could be here at
Belfield as UCD - who
knocked Longford Town
out in the previous
round - are riding
high in second spot
in the First Division.
And Andy Meyler’s
side are also scoring for
fun after nine goals in
their last two league
games with 5-2 and 4-3
romps over Cabinteely
and Bray respectively.
Waterford boss Marc
Bohemians 3 Maynooth 1
ban. Dundalk will have
Daniel Cleary and Han
Jeongwoo available again
after serving a
Gartland, Darragh Leahy,
Cameron Yates are all out
with injuries as the
headaches mount for
Harps 2 Dundalk 1
st.patrick’s ath v wexford tonight 7.45pm
Wexford having joined on
loan from St Pat’s. Jack
Doherty is doubtful with a
hamstring injury but Paul
Fox returns from
Manager Ian Ryan
serves a touchline
ban as the First
Division side look to cause
a major upset at Richmond
Saints 3 Wexford 0
UCD v waterford tonight 7.45pm
Bircham (inset) said: “I’ve
learnt that the people of
Waterford love the cup.
We’ll pick the strongest
team possible and
give UCD the
Shane Griffin was
injured against Shamrock
Rovers last week while
long-term absentee Daryl
Murphy remains out.
UCD 2 Waterford 1
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BY PAUL BUTTNER
wants to keep the home
fires burning at Richmond
Park tonight as St Pat’s
look to dampen down the
energy he believes Wexford
will bring to Inchicore.
The Saints have been in
scintillating home form this
season having won all
seven of their games by the
Camac since fans were
allowed back in - and 12
from 14 in total for the
And while high-flying
Pats will be hot favourites
to overcome First Division
bottom side Wexford, gaffer
O’Donnell (above) is
respectfully wary of Ian
Ryan’s (below) side.
“It’s a game we’re really
looking forward to - it’s the
quarter-finals, and you are
two games away from The
Aviva,” said three-time cup
“We’ve been in really
good home form recently
so hopefully the crowd gets
behind us as always.
We’re hoping to
get through to
are coming off
the back of a
good 3-1 win over
Cobh Ramblers so their
confidence will be high and
they will be looking forward
to the game themselves.
“Ian Ryan has come in
and has done very well. The
games they have been on
the wrong end of have been
tight affairs, so he has
improved them massively.
“They’ve good players,
they play a certain system,
they’re a young team and
they have good legs and
“They will be eyeing this
game tonight as a massive
opportunity to really stake
a claim as a club and as
players, so we’re going to
have to be ready for that.”
RETURN OF THE
excited to be
heading back to
place full of happy
FAI Cup memories
st patrick’s ath
FAI Cup: Tonight 7.45pm
by pAUL Buttner
It’s a return to the venue of
some of the best days of his
career for Lorcan Fitzgerald
tonight as the Wexford
player-coach takes on St
Pat’s at Richmond Park.
Fitzgerald won a league title
and the club’s Holy Grail FAI Cup
– after a 53-year wait – in 2014
(right) during his time at St Pat’s
under Liam Buckley.
The former West Ham trainee
had first lifted the cup under
Buckley during his spell at nowdefunct
Sporting Fingal in 2009.
The 32-year-old Dubliner also
has a runners-up medal from
Shelbourne’s defeat to Sligo Rovers
in 2011, though he was injured
for the final.
Wexford are bottom of the
First Division and Fitzgerald is
under no illusions about the size
of the task facing them tonight.
But he insists there is no pressure
on the visitors.
“Stevie O’Donnell has been excellent
for Pat’s in the way he
tries to play the game,” Fitzgerald
“Pat’s are renowned for that,
even when I was there under
Liam. We’ve watched them and
Stevie has them playing an attractive
style of football. I think
he’s done well in trying to bridge
that gap with Rovers this year.
Hopefully they have an off-night
tonight and we can steal their
“There is no pressure on us.
We’ve got to go up there to first
and foremost enjoy the occasion.
“But it’s an opportunity for our
lads to showcase their talent
against a top Premier Division
“People will say Pat’s
should beat us, but
we’re quietly confident
and we have the
mentality that we’re
going through to the
While Fitzgerald, has
cup pedigree, there will be
precious little else of it in the
visitors’ dressing room tonight.
“I asked before the Killester
Donnycarney game, ‘how many
of you have played in a cup quarter-final?’,
and I think there was
one,” said Fitzgerald.
“So this is the reward for getting
through that game.
“Our incentive now is that
we’ve a cup semi-final to play for.
And what’s stopping us?
“Most people won’t give us a
chance, but we’ve got belief in
our ability that we can go there
and try to get the result.”
Though seven points adrift in
propping up the whole league,
last week’s 3-1 win over Cobh
Ramblers made it seven
points from their last
“That gives us
going to Richmond
Park tonight,” said
Fitzgerald of Wexford’s
third win since he and
boss Ian Ryan took charge.
“We’ve started the third series
very well and that was the target.
“It was a big challenge when
Ian and I came in, as Wexford
didn’t have a point at that stage.
“Overall, the way we’ve played
and the progress in the group has
been clear for everyone to see.
“We’ve picked up points and
we should have picked up more.
“That’s football and we’re
learning from our mistakes.
“The plan is to catch Cobh
above us in the table.
“It’s going to be a hard task,
but we’ll battle away until
the end of the season.”
some RICH PICKINGS
Lorcan Fitzgeralld made FAI Cup
memories at Richmond Park and
faces his old team there tonight
• St Patrick’s have won all
six meetings with Wexford
so far, including the 2008
FAI Cup, scoring 20 goals
and conceding two.
• Wexford have reached
the quarter-finals for only
the second time. The other
was in 2016 when they
were knocked out by Derry.
• Wexford are bottom of
the First Division, winning
three out of 22 games. Their
top league goalscorer is
teenager Kyle Robinson (8).
• The Saints beat Bray
and Cork on the way here.
They’ve won each of their
last seven games at
Richmond Park, scoring 20
• St Patrick’s have lifted the
FAI Cup three times in their
history. The 2014 triumph
ended a 53-year wait for the
17.09.2021 Irish DAILY Mirror
• COBH RAMBLERS
have appointed Darren
Murphy as manager on
a permanent basis until
the end of the 2023
The former Ramblers,
Stevenage, Port Vale
and Cork City player
landed the job in July
on an interim basis.
Murphy said: “I really
appreciate the club
showing their faith in
me and my team.
“We’re all happy to
continue on after our
spell so far.”
FAI Cup quarter-finals
Bohemians v Maynooth
Dalymount Park, 7.45pm
Referee: Adriano Reale
Assistant 1: Dermot Broughton
Assistant 2: Alan Sherlock
Fourth Official: John McLoughlin
St Patrick’s Athletic v Wexford
Richmond Park, 7.45pm
Referee: Derek Tomney
Assistant 1: Allen Lynch
Assistant 2: Ciaran Delaney
Fourth Official: Ray Matthews
UCD AFC v Waterford
UCD Bowl, 7.45pm
Referee: Rob Hennessy
Assistant 1: Darren Corcoran
Assistant 2: Eoin Harte
Fourth Official: Ben Connolly
Finn Harps v Dundalk
Finn Park, 8pm
Referee: Damien MacGraith
Assistant 1: Rob Clarke
Assistant 2: Emmet Dynan
Fourth Official: Paul
Sligo Rovers v Shamrock Rovers
The Showgrounds, 7.45pm
Referee: Neil Doyle
Assistant 1: Wayne McDonnell
Assistant 2: Dermot Broughton
Fourth Official: Rob Hennessy
Bohemians v Derry City
Dalymount Park, 7.45pm
Referee: Rob Harvey
Assistant 1: Rob Clarke
Assistant 2: Michelle O’Neill
Fourth Official: Oliver Moran
P W D L F A Pts
Shamrock R 25 16 5 4 42 20 53
St Patrick’s 27 15 5 7 46 32 50
Sligo Rovers 26 13 6 7 32 19 45
Derry City 26 10 8 8 33 31 38
Bohemians 24 11 4 9 39 28 37
Drogheda 27 10 7 10 40 34 37
Finn Harps 27 9 6 12 29 37 33
Waterford 27 9 2 16 24 46 29
Dundalk 26 7 7 12 29 38 28
Longford 27 2 8 17 19 48 14
P W D L F A Pts
Shelbourne 22 14 7 1 44 19 49
UCD 22 11 6 5 49 30 39
Galway Utd 22 11 6 5 31 20 39
Treaty United 22 10 7 5 32 23 37
Bray Wdrs 22 8 9 5 31 23 33
Athlone Town 22 8 4 10 27 36 28
Cork City 22 6 7 9 30 27 25
Cabinteely 22 7 1 14 22 38 22
Cobh Rmblrs 22 5 4 13 18 41 19
Wexford 22 3 3 16 20 47 12
P W D L F A Pts
Peamount Utd 18 15 2 1 54 12 47
Shelbourne 19 15 1 3 50 19 46
Wexford Yths 18 13 4 1 46 12 43
DLR Waves 17 10 2 5 29 16 32
Galway 19 5 4 10 28 40 19
Bohemians 19 5 3 11 28 36 18
Athlone Town 18 2 5 11 21 46 11
Cork City 19 2 4 13 20 48 10
Treaty United 19 2 3 14 25 72 9
SKY’S THE LIMIT
Jessica Ziu at the launch of
Sky as shirt sponsor of
Republic of Ireland Women
Ireland W v
International friendly: Tuesday 7pm
By DAVE DONNELLY
When 19-year-old Jess Ziu took to
the field for Shelbourne last week
in the top-of-the-table clash with
Peamount United she remarkably
did so as the club’s longest-serving
The departure of her Ireland teammate
Jamie Finn for Birmingham City
last month left Ziu and Mia Dodd as the
last two standing from before the 2015
merger with Raheny United.
It’s a record the winger may not hold
for much longer as she makes no secret
of her desire to make the step up to professional
football in the near future.
While Finn and 17-year-old striker
Emily Whelan chose to make that move
mid-season, Ziu is happy to wait until
the conclusion of the league in November
to assess her options.
Having joined the club from Rivermount
Boys at the age of 11, making her
full debut at 16, the Finglas girl has
I’m so glad
SAYS IRELAND’S JESSICA ZIU
waited a long time for success to return
to Tolka Park.
Ziu said: “There’s captain Pearl Slattery
and those who were with Raheny
and came in to Shels but I’m the longest
there now. I’m an old bag now I am!”
While prospects of a first league title
in five years took a blow following a 5-0
defeat to the champions on Saturday,
the carrot of an FAI Cup final remains.
Shels have been drawn at home to
Galway in the semi-finals and the
prize is a possible first-ever appearance
at the Aviva Stadium.
The league has never been
so competitive, a fact that
TG4 acknowledged when
they announced a historic
broadcast deal for the Women’s
And Tuesday now
offers Ziu the
against one of
a l l ’s t o p
teams – and
in Sam Kerr
one of the world’s best in her position
– as Ireland host Australia.
Training five days a week as one of six
women on the FAI’s ETB development
programme, in what is essentially a professional
environment, hasn’t escaped
the notice of Vera Pauw (below).
Ziu said: “I’m glad that Vera is noticing
and all my hard work is paying off.
I train five days a week with the boys
along with FAS, three with Shels
and then the games.
“I missed two or three
games with a bit of a foot
injury but I’m fit now and
happy to be in this squad
and hopefully I can build on
that and then be in the Sweden
“I train with the FAI ETB FAS
course with Sean Byrne. He’s really
good. He’s really direct.
What I really like
about him is he
doesn’t let you float
about, he gives things
feedback that players
don’t like hearing, he
gives that to you straight. I’m on it with
five other girls so that’s nice to see.
“We’ve got a swimming pool that’s
free to us, a gym that’s free to us, so it
feels like working in a pro environment.
“You go to the gym before you go out
to train, go home, have dinner and recover,
then go to Shels training. I like it
It would cap off a fine year on a personal
level should Ziu get the chance to
add to her four caps for her country on
Caps are hard-earned under Pauw,
though it could all have worked out differently
had her father’s country, Albania,
been able to tempt her into their
She said: “They’ve a team in the Albanian
league that finish top each year
and two years ago, during Shels’ break,
they were actually asking if I wanted to
go over and play Champions League
with them and then come back and resign
“We did play the Albania national
team at underage level with the under-
17s in Serbia and we beat them 14-0 so
maybe I’m better off !”
irish DAILY Mirror 17.09.2021
League of Ireland legend has the final word
Be yourself Joey because
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The speed of development in Irish
women’s football is a joy to behold
and makes you wonder what could
happen to the League of Ireland.
Walking through Dublin city centre
every morning, I’m struck by the
number of cranes.
They’ve been building office blocks
to beat the band for the last four or
five years - but the reality now is they
won’t be filled because people are
It’s a big problem but I can’t help
wondering why the football
community hasn’t been lobbying the
Government to leverage its own
Sligo and Bohs are flying their own
flags but why is there no joined-up
thinking to upscale stadiums - that
incorporate office and
commercial space - over the
next 10 years?
The first attempt at
decentralisation in this
country was a disaster but
now it’s happening naturally.
Towns around the country
are being repopulated and
there’s an opportunity for
stadiums to act as small
But there’s no conversation
around it which is deflating.
If we could plug into the
creative minds of some of
those responsible for the
transformation in women’s
football, it might help for starters.
The people pushing the women’s
game have made everyone stand up
and take notice and the League of
Ireland could learn a thing or two
Referees are in the
line of fire again but
they won’t get any
sympathy from me.
The game is suffering
from paralysis by analysis
and officials are baulking
under the pressure.
If a referee is unsure, he
will give the decision. When
I played, it was only given
when he was 100% sure.
People don’t want to
tackle anymore and it’s
ruining the game.
we need those characters
who speak their
HE’S NO AVERAGE JOE
League of Ireland legend Joseph
Ndo went into management after
retiring and is Sligo IT’s new boss
Long time coming but Bohs have to earn it
I’ve heard people say that Keith Long
‘deserves’ a trophy after so much good
work at Bohemians - but that’s nonsense.
Yes, it would be the icing on the cake for
Long (right) but you have to earn
everything in this game and only then do
warning to my old
pal Joseph Ndo – start
drivel as IT Sligo boss and
I’ll be heading west to
have it out with you.
Be your flamboyant self
and do it your way because
the game needs characters
who speak their mind. And
there’s no better man.
Since retiring, Joey has
been involved with Achill
Rovers and the Mayo League
representative side but I was
delighted to hear about this
He’s one of the greatest
players to have graced our
league and I was blessed to
count him as a team-mate
But he was a rubbish
trainer! So I’d love to know
how he’s going to deal with
players not pulling their
At Shels, Joey would occasionally
turn up late and it
came to a head in the AUL
We’d all get there at 9.30.
You were late if it was 9.45. It
was on the grass for 10.20
and training began at 10.30.
Eamonn Collins was
about to blow the whistle to
start the session but all we
you deserve it. Bohs have been smarting
since they botched the 2018 semi-final to
Cork City after a replay.
They have been looking for a chance to
put that right and this is it.
No disrespect to Maynooth but Bohs
could see was Joey’s car trundling
down the driveway. It
was 10.40am before he even
got to the pitch!
Well, myself and Owen
Heary went ballistic. We
didn’t care that this guy
played at the World Cup, in
our eyes you don’t take the
piss with timekeeping.
Eamonn was sweating but
Pat Fenlon didn’t intervene.
He was happy to let the
players clear the air.
We had a huge
Joey but it was
good for both
never an issue
Joey got the
message and what
a brilliant team-mate.
He had a protective shield
around him in the early days,
a natural defence mechanism.
At times he’d even pretend
that he didn’t speak
He’d rant in French and
was probably calling us all
sorts but Joey soon came out
of his shell.
We shared an interest in
architecture which helped
cement our relationship, discussing
should march into the semis and they are
favourites to win the cup.
And we’ll also see what Dundalk are
made of tonight.
Lose to Finn Harps and it’ll just copperfasten
a diabolical season.
while swanning down European
boulevards, as you do.
He’s great company. One of
the funniest people you’ll
meet. And I’d like to think
our friendship showed on
I had to change my game
for him as he was different to
the midfielders I played with.
He’d roam everywhere and
I’d drift into the gaps but he
was doing it to get on the
ball and make
And you had
game for a genius
or Wes Hoolahan
Did I see Joey as a
manager? Not in a million
years. I didn’t see Stephen
Bradley as one either,
but that was just me being
When you’re a player, you
wear a mask. Your true personality
doesn’t show because
you’re part of a team.
But when you retire your
perception on life changes
and the real you comes out.
I hope Joey gets to manage
in the league one day. He’ll
brighten the place up.