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Alderweireld’s agent tells players to walk out of clubs rather than take pay cut

first_img3TOBY ALDERWEIRELD’S agent has further escalated the row over players’ wages by suggesting stars should walk away if their salaries are cut.Premier League players have come under intense pressure to donate some of their pay packets to the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Toby Alderweireld’s agent has risked a further wage rowCredit: Getty – ContributorAlderweireld’s club Tottenham have already caused an uproar by making their non-playing staff furlough despite chairman Daniel Levy’s mega salary and bonus.And now the Belgian’s agent, Stijn Francis, believes players can take matters into their own hands if clubs don’t pay them in full.Reported in the Guardian, he said: “A ‘regular’ worker is able to leave his or her employer in exchange for limited compensation or a notice period.”Also the employer can terminate the relationship with the worker at any time by respecting a period of notice or paying compensation.”If clubs sign a player they take a risk by paying a transfer or signing-on fee and by paying substantial wages.”In exchange for this risk, players cannot leave the club before the end of the contract except when all involved parties agree otherwise.”Players also know that during the contractual term they can be sure the club will pay their salary.“Clubs now asking to reduce player salaries undermine this principle of contractual stability.”If clubs insist on a wage reduction, players should be put in the same situation as any regular worker.”Clubs reducing their players’ wages should accept that the players can terminate their employment for free and these clubs should no longer be able to ask a transfer fee if the player would like to leave.”Premier League captains have created a Players Together fund to give £4million to the NHS.3most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’The 20 skippers — led by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Manchester United’s Harry Maguire — rubber-stamped the groundbreaking plan after four days of talks.The move was hailed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who had called for players to “take a pay cut and play their part” in the national fight against the killer disease.Hancock tweeted: “Warmly welcome this big-hearted decision. You are playing your part.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealWest Ham midfielder Declan Rice reveals West Ham bosses are tracking their players’ fitness levels via an applast_img read more

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F2 finishes off Petron

first_imgLATEST STORIES Pocari, Air Force clash in Laguna Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The Blaze Spikers refused to fade into the night and clinched the third set mainly through the efforts of Californian import Hillary Hurley, who wound up with the First Best Outside Spiker award.Petron’s blocking and offensive execution came to fore in the third set with Hurley engineering a furious rally that overhauled a 17-18 deficit in the only set it won in the match.But the Cargo Movers wouldn’t be denied of their second PSL title, as they got back into attack mode in the fourth set and left the Blaze Spikers in their wake.AwardeesAlso winning individual awards were Petron’s Mika Reyes as First Middle Spiker, Majoy Baron of F2 as Second Best Middle Spiker, Jaja Santiago of Foton as Best Opposite Spiker, Kim Kiana Dy of F2 as Second Best Opposite, Dawn Macandili of F2 as Best Libero, and Japanese Yuri Fukuda of Petron as Second Best Libero.Foton’s Sara Klisura, who made a league all-time best 41 points in the conference, ran away with the Best Scorer accolade.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was the first time that a side rallied from 0-1 in the title playoffs, and it was made even more special after the Cargo Movers started the comeback from 1-2 sets down and 0-9 behind in the fourth set of Game 2 on Thursday.Right weaponsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We know Petron is a very talented team. They have so many weapons,” said coach Ramil de Jesus, who also got back at Petron after losing in the All-Filipino Finals last July.“That’s why this is a sweet victory for us. We made some adjustments and they failed to respond. We also made some key defensive stops that led us to this win,” De Jesus added. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Perez finished with 24 points a day after learning of her brother’s death back home. She was later named Most Valuable Player.Mourning“She’s nursing a broken heart after the passing of her older brother yesterday (Friday),” said De Jesus, admiring the professionalism of his Venezuelan reinforcement.“But she hardly showed any emotion. She played great and she led us to this victory.”Skipper Cha Cruz was also an inspiration, chipping in 16 points that made her one of the team’s key figures for the second straight game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAttacking without letup in a no-tomorrow setting, F2 Logistics on Saturday night completed its magnificent rise from the ashes and won its first-ever Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title.Grieving Venezuelan import Maria Jose Perez drilled in the championship-sealing crosscourt kill that finally finished off Petron, 25-20, 25-19, 20-25, 25-18, in Game 3 to complete the league’s first come-from-behind title series run before an animated gallery at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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NHSS Celebrates Int’l Day of Sports

first_imgEffort Baptist Celebrate their triumph in the handball category. National High School Sport with support from United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Saturday, April 6, celebrated the 2019 edition of the annual International Day of Sports at the Sports ground of the University of Liberia (UL) with several schools winning trophies in various disciplines.In the handball category, Effort Baptist High School were crowned champions after defeating Careysburg Public School 5-2. Two goals from Joel E. Horace and three goals from Emmanuel Gono were the ultimate decider. Careysburg Public School scored their two goals through Williams Flomo and Spencer Flomo.In basketball, Nathan E. Gibson defeated Effort Baptist 36 to 24 points to take home the trophy.In the volleyball category that was played between students of Kingsley Lington Academy and the faculty members, saw the students defeating their instructors after winning two of the three sets.It was a one-sided match in the kickball category with Kingsley Lington Academy winning comfortably after an 8-2 victory over Light Evangelism Ministries Church School.In football, Confidence School System forfeited to Kingsley Lington Academy.This year’s games, organized by the National High School Sports with support from UNESCO, brought seven high schools together to participate in the five sporting disciplines.The day is celebrated every year since 2014 to highlight the impact of sports in facilitating social inclusion, gender parity and human development.The organizers said the Sports Day complements other awareness activities of the global celebration.In attendance at the event were the National Project Officer and the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of UNESCO Liberia Office, Stevenson Seidi; Mrs. Saydah Williamson-Taylor, Dean of Students, University of Liberia, who proxied for Dr. Ophelia I. Weeks, UL President; students and local residents.Mr. Seidi read the UNESCO Director General’s message for the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace.This year’s Sports Day was the maiden edition of the IDSDP in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt buckles: announces remaining payment for sugar workers

first_img50% severance Just over one week after legal proceedings were filed for certain categories of redundant sugar workers to get their full severance pay, Government has now come out assuring that it is committed to paying out the second tranche of monies as promised.“Cabinet discussed payment of the second tranche of severance to sugar workers and reiterated its commitment to honouring the agreement to make the remaining severance payment within the time it promised,” Minister of State Joseph Harmon said on Thursday at the post-Cabinet press briefing.Back in January, Government had announced that some $2 billion was earmarked to pay the displaced sugar workers following the closure of the Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon estates last year as part of plans to downsize and reorganise the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).Those entitled to $500,000 and less were paid in full while those entitled to more, were only paid 50 per cent with the remaining monies to be paid in the second half of the year.However, Government had come in for much criticism over the move with stakeholders, including the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), saying it is a violation of the labour laws and called for full payments to be made. According to the laws, redundant workers are to be paid severance upon termination of their employment.In fact, the Union last month approach the court to get Government to make full severance payments, a move which Minister Harmon bashed.“I’ve learnt that some attorney has actually gone to court to get a determination that these monies are owed [but] Government has acknowledged that. Sometimes I really wonder why people are, in a sense, abusing the court system by going to get a declaration and saying to the court to tell the Government “you must pay” when in fact, the Government has already determined that it will pay and it will pay the second tranche in the second half of the year and we’ve committed ourselves to that,” he stated.Mixed reactionsThere have been mixed reactions to GAWU’s move of filing legal proceedings regarding the severance payment, with some sugar workers feeling this may further delay them getting their monies.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday posited that the move by GAWU should be supported because it may push Government to deliver on its promises. He noted that Government’s announcement now of its commitment to make the payments has no guarantee and could very well be a tactic used to convince GAWU to withdraw the court action.“I think it’s a wise move on the part of the Union, we support that. In fact, we’re hoping to go jointly but they have locus standi. There is no timeline that the Government has given so if the court case forces them to give a timeline and then they say but we can’t make the payment because there is a court case, GAWU can easily withdraw the court case and have the workers paid. But right now, they’re raising all of this money, there is confusion at the [GuySuCo] Board but workers can’t get their money,” Jagdeo stated.Source of fundingMinister Harmon explained on Thursday that Government had to source monies from the various ministries to pay the redundant workers.“…Several ministries were actually asked to do a cut back on their budgetary allocations and we anticipated that all of the monies will come from that process. Half of it has already been paid and the second tranche… will come directly from Government sources that will be paid in the second half of the year,” he noted.Harmon went on to explain that as the majority shareholder in the sugar company, which is currently heavily indebted and cash strapped, Government has to step forward and fulfil the payments. (Vahnu Manikchand)last_img read more

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BC Hydro in court defending Smart Meters

first_imgHowever, none of the aforementioned allegations has been proven in court.BC Hydro started upgrading its metering system with smart metres back in the summer of 2011 and argues it will help to ensure the utility can meet BC electricity needs.Meantime the government is on record siting smart meters as the global standard for a modern power grid and predicting about one billion of them will be installed worldwide by 2020. BC Hydro was back in court this week, defending its controversial Smart Meter program, being challenged by a group trying to certify a class action suit against the Crown Corporation.Sharon Noble is with the group Citizens for Safe Technology, which wants the option of opting out of the program without the extra $32/month fee.- Advertisement -However, in this case, she has clarified the class action is being brought by plaintiffs — who don’t want smart metres — seeking the same right, as those who do choose to have cell phones and home Wi-Fi.The group is citing health concerns from the wireless technology that sends the readings back to BC Hydro. But according to Health Canada, there’s no convincing scientific evidence that exposure to low level radio frequency from wireless and Wi-Fi technology is harmful to human health.That noted, Carl Katz — an opposition group consultant — says when he moved into his new house, he had someone come to check the output signal from his Smart Meter.Mr. Katz has concerns about Smart Meters, as well as the Wi-Fi signals coming from his daughter’s school, saying the technology has affected her ability to learn.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Outfitting a soldier: $17,472 and rising

first_imgNEW GEAR: Military looks for more ways to shield fighting force from hazards of war. By Pauline Jelinek THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – As official Washington argues over the spiraling price of the war in Iraq, consider this: Outfitting a soldier for battle costs a hundred times more than it did in World War II. It was $170 then, is $17,472 now and could be an estimated $28,000 to $60,000 by the middle of the next decade. “The ground soldier was perceived to be a relatively inexpensive instrument of war” in the past, said Brig. Gen. Mark Brown, head of the Army agency for developing and fielding soldier equipment. Now, the Pentagon spends tens of billions of dollars annually to protect troops and make them more lethal on the battlefield. In the 1940s, a GI went to war with little more than a uniform, weapon, helmet, bedroll and canteen. He carried 35 pounds of gear that cost $170 in 2006 inflation-adjusted dollars, according to Army figures. That rose to about $1,100 by the 1970s as the military added a flak vest, new weapons and other equipment during the Vietnam War. Today, troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are outfitted with armor and other protection, including high-tech vests, anti-ballistic eyewear, earplugs and fire-retardant gloves. Night-vision eyewear, thermal weapons sights and other gear makes them more deadly to the adversary. Soldiers today are packing more than 80 items – weighing about 75 pounds – from socks to disposable handcuffs to a strap cutter for slashing open a seat belt if they have to flee a burning vehicle. Several items were added since 2002, when troops in Afghanistan complained that their equipment was outdated and not best suited to the new campaign. Newer gear is just around the corner. Between 2012 and 2014, officials want troops to have head-to-toe protection, a weapon that can shoot around corners so soldiers don’t have to expose themselves to their enemy and a helmet-mounted computer screen showing maps of the battlefield. The wide range in price – an estimated $28,000 to $60,000 a person – is partly because not all troops will have all of the equipment. Some of it, such as a planning tool, is only for unit leaders. The ensemble makes the soldier a highly protected “walking computer hub” who can send out and take in information such as maps showing where all friendly and enemy forces are arrayed, said Dutch DeGay, equipment specialist at the Army’s research and development center in Natick, Mass. Spending on ever-improving and ever-more-costly technology to make troops safer reflects an American society that values human life and has a distaste for too many casualties, said Dakota Wood, a retired Marine now with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. The increases also coincided with the development of the all-volunteer military that Americans greatly prefer over conscription. The end of the draft in the 1970s has meant fewer people in the armed forces, and those fewer people need better equipment. Homemade bombs are the No. 1 killer of Americans in Iraq and a weapon being used increasingly in Afghanistan as well. Insurgents have been known to detonate the explosives with cell phones, washing machine timers and remote controls from toy cars.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Intel rival Advanced Micro has a profitable first quarter

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe first-quarter results were the first time AMD hasn’t counted sales of memory products, which are now part of a separate business called Spansion Inc., which sold shares to the public in December. Excluding sales of those products in the first quarter of 2005, revenue would have been $780 million. AMD over the past year has been stealing market share from Intel, as it benefits from chips that outperform its much bigger rival and from cheaper manufacturing costs. AMD, which last week said it has begun shipping microprocessors from a new factory in Germany, is also getting a boost from increased productivity. It said Wednesday the new facility is producing “mature yields.” The higher volume AMD is seeing, combined with the high output and refurbished factories, is driving down the company’s costs. Gross margin, or the percentage of sales left after paying manufacturing costs, widened to 58.5 percent in the first quarter, from 57.3 percent in the period that ended in December and 53.3 percent in the year-earlier quarter. The results were released after financial ended regular trading. Earlier, shares of AMD rose $1.07, or 3 percent, to close at $35.42 on the New York Stock Exchange. In after-hours trading, AMD shares fell 52 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $34.90. SAN FRANCISCO – Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Wednesday said it swung to a first-quarter profit as Intel Corp.’s biggest rival for microprocessors benefited from market-share gains and the spinoff of its unprofitable flash memory subsidiary. The Santa Clara-based company posted net income of $185 million, or 38 cents a share, for the quarter ended March 26, compared to a net loss of $17.4 million, or 4 cents a share, in the same period last year. AMD’s profit easily exceeded analysts consensus estimates of 30 cents a share. First-quarter sales grew 8.6 percent to $1.33 billion from $1.23 billion. The company’s shares fell in extended trading after it said revenue for the current quarter would be “flat to slightly down” from the first quarter. That was slightly lower than the $1.35 billion analysts were expecting in a Thomson Financial survey. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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THE GUIDING LIGHT IN THE SKYLINE ABOVE FANAD – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgNeil’s stunning portrait.There have been thousands of pictures taken of iconic Fanad Lighthouse.But Neil Carey’s is up there amongst the best.Neil simply tags his stunning portrait ‘Last moments of daylight as the lamp switches on in Fanad lighthouse.’ THE GUIDING LIGHT IN THE SKYLINE ABOVE FANAD – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: August 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfanad lighthouseNeil Carey Photographylast_img read more

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HEALTH MINISTER INTERVENES IN ROW WHICH HAS LEFT DONEGAL MIDWIFE AT WITS’ END

first_imgThe Minister for Health is to step into an investigation which has left a leading Donegal midwife being forced to stay in a friend’s spare room.Midwife Philomena Canning.Philomena Canning has not worked for 12 months and has now been forced to rent her own home out to survive. Ms Canning, who is from Glenvar, is at the centre of a HSE investigation which was only supposed to last four months.Her insurance to practise as a midwife was suspended 12 months ago pending a HSE investigation into two difficult home births in which she was involved.Now Leo Varadkar is to meet with HSE bosses to discuss the delay in the investigation and also on an informal basis with Ms Canning.Ms Canning cannot discuss the case while the investigation is ongoing.But she told the Mail on Sunday of the distress it has had on her.“When I look back now, I was so naive. You have no idea, it’s been a living hell. I have not had on cent of income since September 2014. I was afraid I would lose the house. I’m living on everyone’s goodwill,” she said.A spokesman for Minister Varadkar said “He hopes Ms Canning can resume work as soon as she feels she can do so, and is confident that any woman who wants a home birth will be safe in her care.”Ms Canning said she was delighted by the Minister’s latest response after he had previously spoke out in favour of the HSE.“I was crushed, he’s the man at the top. It’s great news. everyone should be held accountable for this mess, it goes to the heart of a clinician’s autonomy,” she said.HEALTH MINISTER INTERVENES IN ROW WHICH HAS LEFT DONEGAL MIDWIFE AT WITS’ END was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLEO VARADKARmidwifePatricia Canninglast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES

first_imgSeniorsThe club won our fourteenth championship last Sunday after defeating KKG by a score line of 1-15 to 1-8.Check the club website on www.tirchonaillgaels.com for a full report on the game and after party. Fixtures:This week’s fixtures are, on Saturday the reserve team play in the semi final of the championship against Parnells at Greenford with a 2.30pm throw-in.The senior team play St Kiernans in the league also at Greenford with a 4pm throw-in all support welcome for both games. Farewell Party:This Saturday the club will bid farewell to our club president Michael McGlynn and his wife Margaret who leave these shores after over fifty years in residence.Michael and Margaret have served the party for over thirty years and it will be a sad occasion to see them leave, but all at the club wish them well on their retirement back to Donegal.Ladies:Well done and commiserations to the TCG Ladies Junior team who lost out to a very good Thomas McCurtains Ladies in the Junior Championship Final on Saturday. Congratulations to Thomas McCurtains who have been the benchmark for Ladies Junior football in London this year. The TCG girls had already exceeded all expectations in reaching the final in their first year and despite the final scoreline gave a good account of themselves. The experience will stand our young team in great stead for further seasons with seven of the girls who played still under 16 and getting their first season of competitive football. Our inaugural year Junior Final squad who all played a part was; Mairead Sheahan, Susie Gill, Kayleigh Beasley, Katie O’Boyle, Grace Cunningham, Mary Flaherty(Capt), Fiona Campbell, Jenny Dillon, Carol McNicholas, Laura Hollywood, Fiona Morrissey, Ciara Rice, AnnMarie McGill, Dara Davey, Shannon Williamson, Rachel Lucas, Sheena Murray, Nicola Curran, Hayley Hoare and Jessica Campbell.To finish the season the Ladies team face Thomas McCurtains again next Saturday afternoon in the Tom O’Connor Cup final at Greenford, time TBC. Lottery:Lotto results for 11/10/2012Jackpot £2,350 Numbers drawn 6-13-14-21No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Elish Mc Loughlin, Frank Glynn, Pat Byrne, C Leech. Next weeks jackpot £2,400Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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