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Jean Quigley murderer given life sentence By Helen Sweeney

The late Jean Quigley

Derry man Stephen Cahoon has been found guilty of murdering his former partner at the Dublin Central Criminal Court this week. Described as a “dangerous sexual predator” by police, 39-year-old Cahoon had admitted killing mother of four Jean Quigley at her Cornshell Fields home in July 2008 but had always denied murder insisting that he had not gone to her home with the intention of harming her. The body of the mother of four was discovered strangled and bruised and in a statement released on Monday (April 30) a police spokesman said that the brutality of the murder had shocked even special branch detectives who had worked on the case. Cahoon will hear his exact sentence following the reading of victim impact statements. The case made legal history as Cahoon is the first person from the North to be tried in a Republic of Ireland court under the Criminal Justice Jurisdiction Act 1976 for a non-terrorist crime committed in Northern Ireland. After murdering Ms Quigley Cahoon

fled to Donegal and then to Galway before returning to Donegal where he was arrested by Gardai. In July 2009, a jury at Dublin's Central Criminal Court failed to reach a verdict and a retrial was ordered. In a statement, the PSNI welcomed the conviction of Stephen Cahoon. "Hopefully it will bring a small measure of comfort to her family after all they have suffered. Jean Quigley was a bright and bubbly 30-year-old mother of four who was expecting her fifth child when she was brutally murdered by Stephen Cahoon in her home,” read the statement. "She suffered a horrendous death at Cahoon's hands after she told him she wanted to end their brief relationship. Cahoon has brutally taken Jean Quigley's life and robbed her four young children of a loving mother. “This was a murder which shocked detectives from Serious Crime Branch and stunned the community. Police would like to thank local people who came forward with information. In particular, they would like to acknowledge the assistance

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provided by taxi drivers who were able to help piece together Jean’s last known movements after she left a pizza shop on the Racecourse Road the night before she was murdered. “They would also like to thank the wider community in Derry for their assistance during this investigation and to acknowledge the co-operation of people across the border in Donegal who gave information to An Garda Siochana which contributed to Stephen Cahoon’s arrest and conviction. “Stephen Cahoon is a dangerous sexual predator with a history of violence against women. He deserves to stay behind bars for a very long time. “But our thoughts today should be with Jean Quigley’s children and her family circle. We hope that, in time, today’s outcome will go some small way to bring comfort to them for the loss and pain which they have suffered.”

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the link with Amelia Earhart was “tenuous”. “We don’t feel that the time is right and consultation has to be done in the mouth of 2013, it would be confusing ,” she said. DUP councillor Gary Middleton said that his party “shared the view of the SDLP”. “But of course we would not be against anything that could impact on visitor potential,” he said.

the name change. “It’s almost free publicity,” she said. “The motion simply asks that we take the necessary steps to look into it. It’s disappointing that the other parties don’t seem to be in line with Sold jewellery for £10 the popluar mood on“Pandora” this. There are festivals A man who was caught selling counterfeit in Creggan Hilary had to be remanded in poto honour Ameliagoods Earhart. Clinton atlice custody as he could not provide an address tended a four daybefore seminar honour ofcourt. her,” he appearedin at Derry Magistrate’s Michael Connors told police that he lives in she said. Donegal and was driving a van with Donegal


registration plates when he was stopped by police on April 26. Police had received a report that someone was selling fake Pandora jewellery door to door for £10 per item. When stopped Connors immediately admitted that the goods were fake and told police that he had bought the stock in Manchester for £3 per item. Connor’s solicitor told the court that his client, a 45-year-old married man, had fully co-operated with police. Fining Connors £150, District Judge Barney McElholm said that the aim of the legislation was to protect legitimate business owners but he noted that Connors had no previous convictions.

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A 40-year-old woman has been warned to complete a community service order or risk going to jail after she appeared at Derry magistrate’s court on two assault charges and a further charge of disorderly behaviour. Sandra Laird from Sperrin Park in Derry was also given two, two-month suspended sentences and a further three-month suspended sentence. District Judge Barney McElholm suspended the sentences for 18 months and ordered that they should be served concurrently.

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'RAAD masquerading as policemen' By HELEN SWEENEY A rally in protest against the continuing actions of the murderous vigilante group Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) in Derry last weekend heard one of the founders of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association launch a scathing verbal broadside against the group. Bernadette McAliskey told a crowd of up to 700 hundred people in Guildhall Square that RAAD members are still hankering to don republican uniforms in the same manner they did when they were members of other republican organisations. The rally was called to demand the removal of a death threat against a man RAAD previously wounded in an attack in February 2010. Raymond Coyle was shot at his shop two years ago for selling so-called legal highs. Following that Mr Coyle has participated in public protests against RAAD and has been particularly vociferous since the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana by the terror gang in February. Last week Mr Coyle was notified by the PSNI that RAAD are planning to 'execute' him and is understood to have now left Derry. Last Thursday, in advance of the weekend's rally RAAD claimed their latest victim when

an 18-year-old man was delivered 'by appointment' by his mother to a lane way in Creggan estate where he was shot in both legs. Mrs McAliskey told the rally that so many people take drugs and alcohol because society has failed them and RAAD has no mandate from anyone to provide moral guardianship in Derry. “Democracy isn't working. But, the last thing that a democracy that isn't working needs is an idiot, a militarist and a mug with a gun who thinks he can impose democracy on the population. And why? Because he wants to be a policeman, but he doesn't want to be in the big police, he wants to be a policeman all on his own. He thinks that somehow or other this provides a republican ideology to the fact that he is dying to get his hands on a uniform again,” she said. Geraldine Coyle, sister of Raymond Coyle said: Raymond is a socialist and has lived his life according to socialist principles. He has always stood up when people's human rights have been called into question. We demand that this threat is lifted.” And, Donna Allen, mother of RAAD murder victim Andrew Allen told the rally that Derry currently does not deserve the title of


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city of culture but rather should be referred to as a “city of murderers.” “RAAD are a bunch of thugs. Our family is not going to sit back. Time is limitless for us and if we don't get justice for Andrew his children will rise up in the next generation and get it for him.”


Trade union leader Liam Gallagher said his message was not to the perpetrators of the crimes but to those who would give tacit support to them. “We all know the story-those who would say 'they didn't get it for nothing'-this is the type of attitude we need to combat,” he said.


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Regular Joes fill in for Jive Aces Billed as a ‘jump jive’ act the Regular Joes are set to fill in for Jazz festival favourites the Jive Aces who impressed the very hard to impress Simon Cowell with their performance on Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night. Taking to the stage in their trade mark yellow suits the Aces got the audience, and Simon Cowell, in the mood for a boogie with their energetic performance of I Wanna Be Like You from the Jungle Book. Cowell even sang along to the jazzed up version of the classic tune. “I thought that was absolutely brilliant. That has really put me in a good mood,” he said. The Jive Aces had been set to play two much-hyped opening night performances at DaVinci’s and the Tower Hotel. Still, the Regular Joes are hoping to make their own mark and are confident that their blend of swing, blues and jazz will hit the same spot with Derry audiences as the Jives Aces, who they regularly support, do. The ‘Joes’ frontman Martin Chilvers said that they

would go all out to deliver some show stopping performances. “Well this is our first year at the festival, and we’ve shared a stage with the Jive Aces many times, so we know what we have to live up to. But we have a few tricks up our sleeve, and we have a few more members, including our five piece horn section, so maybe we can outdo them, well in volume at least,” he said. “We cover a whole spectrum of music, and a lot of our stuff is inspired by legends such as Louis Jordan and Louis Prima, so it’s a really lively set. “This is our first visit to Derry and we’re really looking forward to it, we’ve heard so

many positive things about the festival, and we’re really out to prove ourselves to the discerning Derry crowd. “We find that the music appeals to all ages, the kids seem to love it as well as it’s so energetic. If people want entertainment, then they won’t be disappointed.” The Regular Joes will perform at a number of venues throughout the festival including The Metro, The City Hotel, The Strand Bar and Foyleside Shopping Centre. For more information on the festival, which takes place May 3-7, go to www. or follow all the latest news on Facebook,

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Foyle’s Sub mystery solved The game is up over for the mystery of the Foyle’s sunken submarine as it’s now thought that the image was created by a sonar illusion. There had been high hopes for Derry’s very own Marie Rose unearthing but the illusion was shattered by the SDLP’s Environment Minister Alex Atwood last week. Royal Navy divers surveyed the area after Mr Attwood said there was a “thrilling possibility of something significant”. He has now said that while “something” is lying there, it’s unlikely to be “anything significant”. “The reason why the original sonar photograph looked like a vessel was

that an illusion was created when the sonar scoped out the site,” he said. “In turning around at the site, it exaggerated and enlarged what is lying on the sea-bed.” Mr Attwood said the object is made of metal but it is not a vessel. Some people had speculated that the object could be a German U-boat as, at the end of the war, Nazi submarines surrendered in the Foyle. Others suggested it could have been a British two-man mini submarine known as an X craft. One other theory was that it could have been a small boat or even a private yacht as one is known to have sunk in the area many years ago.

Council powers to stub out animal cruelty Derek O'Loughlin, Project Manager at NIE, with his wife and Model school teacher at the school, Julie O'Loughlin and their daughter Emily.

Electric learning at The Model! It was an electric learning day at The Model Primary School in Derry this week when Derek O’Loughlin, father to one of the pupils, came in to talk to the P4 class about his job as a Project Manager at Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE). As part of an initiative to teach children about different careers, pupils had been encouraged to bring their parents into class to share their job experiences. Local man Derek was invited by his daughter and wife, a teacher in the school, to come along to the class and tell them about his job. Derek explained to pupils how he co-ordinates improvements to the electricity infrastructure and how subjects such as maths and science can be used in different jobs. Margaret Gallagher, Safety Officer at NIE, joined Derek to talk to the class about staying safe around electricity. She says; "This was a good opportunity to talk to

the P4 class about the dangers of electricity. Through NIE’s Kidzsafe programme, we would spend a lot of time talking to children throughout the school year on taking care around power lines. It’s particularly important to remind children and parents of this with the school holidays just around the corner." "At this time of the year we’re all spending much more time outside, so we want to make sure that children are aware of their surroundings and check for dangers. Hopefully this talk today will not only allow children to understand careers but will be a good reminder for all pupils that they should always look out for electricity lines and equipment when playing outside." For more information on staying safe around electricity or to arrange a school visit with an NIE safety officer visit us at www.

New builds for Glen area A total of 53 new houses will be built in the Glen area. Sinn Fein councillor Maeve McLaughlin said the project, which will include a new community centre, has been given the go ahead by the Housing Executive. The new build are to replace Glen Court and Cedar Court flats which were knocked down several years ago. Ms McLaughlin described the plans as “a major investment” for the Glen area. “The development will include 53 units of social housing and a new community centre to be built further on up from where the flats were,” she said. “Some of the develop-

ment will be built on part of the Creggan Burn Park site.”. The councillor also said the mix of housing and community facilities was welcomed in the area. “With the increase in housing comes the demand for increased community facilities so we are delighted that our demand for a new community centre has been met. There is a dire need for social housing in the area so this boost will be welcomed,” she said. Councillor McLaughlin said she hoped work on the houses will begin as soon as possible. “I also want to see social clauses built in to create jobs for local people,” she added.

For the first time Derry City Council officers have been given the necessary powers to intervene in incidents of animal cruelty. Under the new legislation, district councils have been given the responsibility to enforce the powers set out in the Welfare of Animals (NI) Act 2011. According to Chief Environmental Officer at Derry City Council, Philip O’ Doherty animal welfare officers have already undergone intensive training and have been in place since March of this year.

Derry City Council has also agreed an extensive system of work policies and review meetings which are now agreed to monitor the implementation of the new system. “Derry City Council in facing up to its responsibilities aims to protect public health and promote responsible pet ownership,” said Mr O’Doherty. A full contact list of Welfare Officers for each local Council is available on Department of Agriculture and Rural Development website both in and out of office hours.

Help with English for ethnic groups ‘Language and Local Awareness’ classes have been launched in the city by Derry City Council for locally resident Migrant workers or local Ethnic Minorities who speak English as an additional language. Five courses, each running for 10 weeks, will run this Spring and Autumn. A contract has been put in place with the North West Academy of English to run the English Language classes, with Council’s Community Relations Officers running the ‘Local Awareness’ element of the project. Funding means that the courses will cost only £10 per participant - a highly subsidised rate. Local employers and communities are asked to help pass on the information to individuals resident in the city who might wish to benefit. Council’s Community Relations Officer,

Sue Divin, said: “The 2011 initiative had 81 participants from diverse backgrounds and excellent feedback – the extension of the initiative continues an excellent opportunity for individuals not only to overcome communication barriers but also enhance their awareness of local history and culture so that they can relate to the communities that they live in.” Clare Heaney, Director of Studies at the North West Academy, wished students every success with the programme. Registration and further details on the courses are available through contacting Clare Heaney, Director of Studies at the North West Academy of English on: 71. 370773 or e-mail: Registration is currently open and will remain open until Friday, May 4.

Police appeal over serious assault Detectives in Foyle are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in a house during the early hours of Saturday morning, April 28. Shortly after midnight, it's believed 2 masked men broke into a house at Lincoln Courts and assaulted a 20 year old-male who was treated in hospital for injuries to his head. Windows were broken and dam-

age was caused to the house. A 59 year-old man was asleep in an adjacent room but was not injured during the incident. Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area or has any information to contact them on 0845 600 8000 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.


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Judge jails man for riding in stolen car A man who was identified as a passenger in a car stolen during a so-called creeper burglary has been given a three month prison sentence after he appeared at Derry magistrate’s court. The court heard that, 22-year-old Martin Stokes from Collon Lane had initially denied involvement in the incident but had been identified by police from DNA on a cigarette butt found in the back of the car. The car was found by police on the Culmore Road opposite Myra’s shop after police received a call about a single vehicle crash. When they arrived at the scene at 2.30am on June 1 last year, they found the car had crashed into a wall but at that point had

been abandoned. The car was later written off and significant damage was done to the wall. A member of the public told police that they had seen three men wearing track suits heading towards Kingsfort Park and that one of them had an injured arm. The defendant was later found on the Greenhaw Road and told police that he had been under the bridge all evening and that he did not know the other two males he was with. The court heard that a second unit had traced the car owner and had gone to the house to find signs of a forced entry and the door of the house was still ajar. The owners

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were sleeping and had been unaware that anything had happened. Stoke’s solicitor Ms Margaret Breslin told the court that her client had “very limited intelligence” and asked that a pre -sentence report be prepared. “He managed to get himself into a car taken during a creeper burglary perpetrated on an ordinary citizen,” replied Judge McElholm. “He’ll get three months in jail. This type of offence must be discouraged. If the driver was in front of me he would get six months,” he said. Stokes was released on bail pending an appeal.

Police in the Waterside are advising motorists not to park illegally on Clooney Terrace. If a vehicle is causing a major obstruction police will deal with this by way of a fixed penalty notice. All illegal parking such as double parking, parking on the footpath, over driveways or causing a general obstruction to the flow of traffic will be dealt with in the appropriate manner by police or by traffic attendants, a police spokesman said.

Third break in at Waterside school

Civil servants bonuses criticised SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has criticised bonuses given to civil servants across the Executive Departments, excluding the SDLP-led Department of the Environment, and has said the practice should end immediately. Speaking this week Mr Ramsay said that he was “appalled” that almost £700,000 of public money had been spent on bonuses from 2011 to February of this year. “The  Department of the Environment, led by an SDLP Minister, has halted all bonuses,

standing shoulder to shoulder with hardpressed families across the region which is suffering as a result of cuts to services and frozen income,” he said. “It is an absolute failure of leadership that Ministers across the Executive are allowing the bonus culture to continue in this time of austerity. “The largest tranche of bonuses is within the Department of Social Development, with £216,560 followed by the Department of Finance, with a massive bill of £146,693

- these are the two Departments within the Executive that are implementing large parts of a Budget that is and will continue to hurt the most vulnerable in our society, it is simply unacceptable and I have written to the Finance Minister today to ask him to halt all discretionary spending on bonuses for civil servants across all Departments and follow the example of Alex Attwood in putting all available monies towards front line services."

Detectives in Foyle are appealing for information following a burglary at the Immaculate Conception College on the Trench Road, Waterside on Tuesday April 24. The school was broken into and a classroom was ransacked. It is not believed anything was stolen at this stage. This is the third burglary at the school in the last two months. Police are appealing for information and are asking anyone of they notice any suspicious activity at the school when it is closed to report it to the police immediately. Anyone with information should contact Detectives at Strand Road station on 0845 600 8000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.

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Huge support for Patrick’s walk Up to 2,000 people have taken part in a charity walk to honour the memory of 15-year-old Patrick Toland who died at the beginning of this year from a rare blood disorder. The walk organised by Patrick’s mother Helen Toland aimed to raise much needed funds to buy an MRI scanner for the children’s ward at the Royal Victoria in Belfast. Patrick was treated in the ward for haemopagocytosis, which affects just 1 in 50,000 people. Tragically he died on January 26 just three weeks after he was diagnosed. Patrick’s school friends from St Columb’s College were out in force for the walk which started at St Columb’s Park before heading across the Peace Bridge. Mrs Toland also hoped that the walk would raise awareness of the need for more blood donors to come forward.

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Foyle Focus project Businesses across Derry have taken part in a multi-media simulation aimed at helping retailers handle and recover from emergency incidents. The project was organised by the PSNI to enable local businesses to prepare and respond to emergencies that could occur in a busy city centre. G District Commander, Chief Superintendent Stephen Martin, said that businesses should not be unnecessarily alarmed but stressed it was crucial they were prepared. Chief Superintendent Martin said: “The project is aimed at managers and assistant managers in businesses located within crowded urban settings, in both the retail and office based environments

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Model School

Celebrations of 150 years of the Model School will begin today (May 2) with an open invitation to all past pupils to come along to the school and share their memories. Past pupils will be able to look at old photos and see how the school has changed. All past pupils are welcome to attend. There will be a welcome talk by school principal, Paul Sheridan at 10am, 2pm and then again at 7pm. Celebrations will continue on May 3 with an introduction by the education minister and invitations have been sent to former staff and five of the former school principals have been invited to attend. Since the Model opened 150 years ago there have only been 12 principals. May 4 will be a day for current pupils who will be able to enjoy a fun day with bouncy castles and best of all a school disco.

SDLP Welfare

SDLP Welfare Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said the Social Development Minister’s refusal to undertake an annual review of the indexation of defined benefit pensions will see people’s pensions being reduced by up to 15% in value. The Foyle MLA said: “I have called on the Department of Social Development to annually review the impact of the change in the inflation rise in pensions from the retail price index to the consumer price index. “I recognise that this change comes about from a Westminster Order, however I also believe it is essential that as a devolved government the Assembly takes every step possible to mitigate the impact of the Tory-lead Government’s draconian policies on the vulnerable in our society. “We continue to support trade unions in their opposition to an identical change in public centre pensions. However, the fact is that the majority of citizens do not have a union to represent them and I was hoping that the review I called for would give these people a voice. “The refusal of the Minister even to go as far as to review the impact of this change on our vulnerable pensioners is indicative of the Executive’s lazy approach to protecting those in need from Tory attacks on their benefits. “In this instance we are talking about people who have worked and paid into pension schemes being denied what they are rightly entitled to. “The DUP stated that the review proposed by the SDLP would be costly and that the difference the change in indexation brings about is largely immaterial. “I certainly do not view as immaterial any reduction in income of those already struggling to heat their homes and feed themselves.”

HOPE Transition project

Pictured at the Belmont Playtrail, is the Mayor Of Derry Alderman Maurice Deveney, who was lending a hand with members of the Liberty Consortium's HOPE Transition Project, as they planted wild flower seeds at part of the 'Wild About Wildflowers' event, which is a nationwide environmental initiative. Also pictured, Anne-Marie Donnolly (HOPE Project Co-Ordinator), Gareth Austin (Tutor), and volunteers Danny Kelly, and Declan O'Donnell.

Pictured in photograph are participants in the Liberty Consortium’s HOPE Transition project, the Mayor Alderman Maurice Devenney, Gareth Austin, North West Regional College Tutor and AnneMarie Donnelly, HOPE Project Co-ordinator .planting Wildflowers at the inclusive “Playtrail” site on the Racecourse Road. This is part of “Wild about Wildflowers’, a nationwide environmental initiative involving more than 200,000 community volunteers throughout the UK Marking the first National Gardening Week (16–22 April) millions of wildflower seeds will be sown throughout the UK to mark

the launch of “Wild about Wildflowers’. This initiative aims to help replenish some of the 97% of wildflower meadows lost since 1930. The wildflower seeds have been donated to HOPE at the Playtrail by Derry City Council’s Bio Diversity Officer, Christine Doherty. Wildflower populations in need of a boost UK wildflower populations are in serious decline. Between 1930 and 1980, 97% of wildflower meadows were lost. Pressures from agriculture and development, together with neglect, continue to impact on the remaining areas.

Community relations week events Deep Breath, Small Steps Mystery Tour Departs From Lisnagelvin Leisure Centre Carpark, Waterside. Monday 14 May 9.30am-4.30pm You may live locally, but we bet this free mystery tour will take you to places you didn’t even know existed and confront you with cultures and traditions you don’t know much about! Come prepared with suitable walking shoes and waterproof clothing. Advance booking essential. Priority will be given to residents of the Council area. (Includes lunch / light refreshments) The Mystery of Faith. Meet at the The Top of St Columbs Park, beside the Car Park, Waterside. Thursday 17 May 9.30am-4.30pm A mystery tour exploring the similarities and differences between the main Christian Churches – plus a few surprises.  Free lunch and the chance to participate in the ‘Let’s talk sectarianism’ event in the Tower Hotel. Come prepared with suitable walking shoes and waterproof clothing.  Advance booking essential. Priority will be given to residents of the Council area. (Includes lunch / light refreshments) Mystery History. Meet at Café Soul, Guildhall Square. Friday 18 May 9.30am-4.30pm  This is a tour incorporating visits to some of the main museum attractions in the city centre.  It will involve a visit and a guided tour of the museums for free. Come prepared with suitable walking shoes and waterproof clothing. Advance booking essential. Priority will be given to residents of the Council area. (Includes lunch / light refreshments)

Paddy Wilson, right, Foyle Search and Rescue, receives a cheque for €2,300.00 from Joe and Ray Colhoun. The money was raised by a fundraising night in the Fir Trees Strabane in memory of David Colhoun.

Sean Edwards (Foyle Seach and Resue) receives a cheque for £1,100.00 from Siobhan Baird, in memory of her late husband Leslie. Money was raised by donations in lieu of birthday presents.


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Big bus is back in Derry

Mórrigan Ó Johnston, Derry Branch Conhaltus, who won the 12-15 solo at the Feis Doire Cholmcille 2012.

Sean Conlon, Action Cancer Big Bus coordinator, with the charity's patron Nuala McKeever and Briege McGinty from bus sponsor SuperValu.

Action Cancer is bringing its mobile unit, the Big Bus, back to Derry in May. The unit, which is the first of its kind in Europe, will be located across the city during the next few weeks. The 18 metre-long articulated vehicle with expanding side pods, houses cancer prevention and early detection services and staff on the unit also provide information about support services. The mobile clinic, whose main sponsor is retail group SuperValu and its independent retailers, was launched in 2006 to help Action Cancer save lives and support people. Services provided on the Big Bus, which is fully accessible for people with disabilities by means of a wheelchair lift, include digital breast screening for women aged between 40 and 49 and over 70, health promotion and MOT health checks for men and women. A full body composition analysis using the latest technology provides clients with information on their height, weight, body mass index and more, and also offers health awareness and weight loss guidance, encouraging people to adapt to a healthier lifestyle. Big Bus staff can provide information on complementary therapies and other cancer support services such as counselling, a Listening Ear Service, and support groups, which are available for cancer patients, their carers and families at the charity’s headquarters in Belfast and at other locations. Anyone interested in making an appointment for the Big Bus should telephone Action Cancer in advance on 028 9080 3344. Appointments will be available from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis as there are a limited number of appointments for all services. Action Cancer Head of Professional Services, Geraldine Kerr explained why the public should take advantage of the service;

“The Big Bus is a unique facility for men and women throughout Northern Ireland as it delivers vital life saving and support services right to their doorstep. “Every year the Big Bus visits 200 communities providing breast screenings to nearly 3,000 women and health checks and advice to approximately 2,000 people. “With cancer rates on the increase early detection and prevention services, as well as support for those diagnosed with cancer and their families, are even more crucial. Action Cancer would therefore strongly encourage the public to avail of the Big Bus service when it visits their community.” As part of SuperValu’s long-term commitment to Action Cancer’s mobile cancer services, which they have sponsored since 2001, the independent retail group has provided more than £1million of funding for the Big Bus, including £120,000 towards the annual running costs. SuperValu stores throughout Northern Ireland host Big Bus visits and raise funds to keep the service moving. SuperValu Marketing Manager, Briege McGinty commented on SuperValu’s support for the Big Bus; “SuperValu has been in partnership with Action Cancer for ten years in support of the charity’s mobile services, as a way of giving something back to the community in which our retail partners’ stores operate. We are extremely proud to be part of the Big Bus project and to help Action Cancer make an impact on the health and well-being of local communities throughout Northern Ireland for the long-term.’ The Big Bus targets areas in Northern Ireland where cancer risk is greatest and where uptake of screening services is low. Individuals wishing to make an appointment for a service and groups and companies wishing to make a booking for the Big Bus to visit their location should telephone Action Cancer on 028 9080 3344 or use the dedicated email address bigbus@

Members of the Derry Branch Conhaltus, who won the James Doherty Perpetual Cup for Tradional Music and other medals at the Feis Doire Colmcille 2012.

Final winners revealed at celtic media festival

Durkan welcomes shadow secretary

The 33RD Celtic Media Festival came to a close at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry as the final three award winners were announced at the Gala Award Ceremony. The Spirit of the Festival Award is the only award reserved to promote Celtic languages on film and television. The prestigious Gold Torc this year went to TG4 and Magamedia’s gripping drama CORP + ANAM. The Radio Station of The Year Award was presented to RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta for its high production values and its diverse content. The jury were impressed by the fact that it broadcast daily from different parts of the country, in the dialect of the region, therefore creating a strong connection with its audience. The Jury Award is a special award made at the discretion of the international jury for quality of production, direction, technical or craft excellence. This year’s winner is BURTON, Green Bay Media’s feature length drama. The jury were impressed by how well the production, the design, the direction and the narrative gelled to create a compellingly work of art. This year’s festival has been hailed by organisers and delegates as a great success. The Celtic Media Festival now looks forward to welcoming delegates to next year’s festival in Wales in 2013.

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has taken the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Vernon Coaker MP on his first tour of Derry. Mr Durkan accompanied the Shadow Secretary of State to the Port in Lisahally before travelling by boat to the Derry City Council offices to meet with local civic leaders and Culture Company representatives. The group then visited The Playhouse to see the final day of The Celtic Media Festival and had meetings with local community groups before attending Derry City against Dundalk at the Brandywell. Mr Durkan said: “The fact that Vernon Coaker has taken time out to come to Derry shows he is committed to keeping as well-informed as possible. He impresses me as someone who is amiable, keen to learn, anxious to help and ready to talk straight. “It will hopefully be the first of many visits to Derry in his capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.”


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"My ex-partner-the father of my child has spoken to me about obtaining parental responsibility-what does this mean?" Parental responsibility as defined under Article 6(1) of the Children (NI) Order 1995 reflects the various responsibilities,rights,dut ies,powers and authority that parents have by law on a day to day basis in relation to their child/children such as-Decisions about education -Issues in relation to a child's name or change of name. -Consenting or otherwise to medical treatment -Consenting or otherwise to marriage -Adoption -Religious upbringing The list goes on. Who has parental responsibility? The Mother. A child's mother always has parental resonsibility for her child regardless of whether or not she is married to the father.She will only usually lose parental responsibility if her child is adopted.She may have to share parental responsibility with other people or agencies for example in care proceedings but generally she wouldn't lose it. The Father. If the father of a child is married to the mother at the time of the birth of the child then his position is exactly the same as the mother's.He automatically has

Explain the background to the set up of the business and the motivation for set up?

your business than a client who feels that you have done your best for them in the circumstances of their particular case.

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overcome of years ago. He leftisinas2001 to establish his own McKeone parental responsibility and entitled as 2.He canpractice marry the mother and acquirethem? paand asked me to join few rental monthsresponsibility. ago. I had always the motherandtoCo make decisions andhim actaon Clearly these are difficult times economically and that in itself wondered what it would be like to run my own practice and decided behalf of the child.Parents can act indepencan enter a parental a challenge, however hard work and a conscientious approach to rise to the challenge. Having worked 3.He for someone elseinto for so many isresponsibility years the flexibility and autonomy that being my ownwith boss the would dently of each other in relation to a child agreement mother. combined with self belief goes a long way to help to overcome the challenges afford me me. although there areappealed certaintocircumstances 4.He can apply to the court and obtain athat Pa-we all face. This combined venture is in its infancy and it is about establishing where the consent of both parents is nec- rental Responsibility Order. McKeone McGilloway as a practice with a reputation for reliability and excellent quality of service. A bit of luck helps too - then again Whattois your own background? essary in order Other parties. Other parties apart from the youacquire generatepayour own luck- isn’t that what they say? Change Since a child's name,make decinatural parents of a child can qualifying as a solicitor I worked with Brendan Kearney and sions about to 20rental circumstancare the chief qualities that customers are looking for in a Co andeducation,consenting was a partner there for almost years.responsibility I was educated in at certainWhat To arrange an appointment contact the legal business Thornhill College Queens University The type of work adoption(although there and is an exception esBelfast. for example if you are a relative of a childat the minute? I did was mainly family law and litigation, but I have considerable office on 02871 265566 or e mail to this),consenting to very grave medical and you obtain a Residence Order(custody My experience to date a solicitor in Derry has taught me that if experience in many other aspects of the law having worked in a very treatment busy the result whichfor may be irreof has the10 child)in of a particular child a client feels that you have a sincere interest in the best possible generalof practice so long. Cormac years asrespect a sole pracor case, outcome for them in their you treat them with respect and are during whichremoved time he has established a solid client base. versible ortitioner, the child being from you would automatically acquire parental straightforward and direct in your dealings with them and provide the UK.etc.What are the main services that the business responsibility.This is so that you can make them with value for money then they will be content with the service. offers in the area? Even if parents divorce or separate they do day to day decisions in respect of the childcases, bility alsobelieve ceasesthat to the exist unless the child In matrimonial I truly ability to listen and is process what you are hearingby in athem. sympathetic and humane way is Cormac and I offer a truly fully howcomprehensive not lose their parental responsibility in your legal care.service for adopted Dealing with their business expeditiously and without delay is clients. We both have skills in different aspects of the law which ever if there are decisions be made re the If a child is taken into care andvital. the clearly local Trust In general terms therefore if a single mothalso fundamental. complement eachto otherchildren ofFamily/Matrimonial the marriage and the parents go to court for a Care Order or an Emergency er wishes to name the father of the child on Law What advicepawould givecertificate to people looking to set upbe in their Personal Injury claims can not agree then an application can be Protection Order then the Trust acquires theyou birth he must also presown business? Conveyancing/Private client commercial work made to the court for a Specific Issue Order rental responsibility in respect of the child ent at the registration of the birth.If she Wills/Probate and the court resolve the difficulty if and can make decisions for With that regards child rechooses not to disclose identity she can to anyone considering opening ahis business I would say Estatewill Management/Trusts your instinct. If your gut the leap go for it the parentsEmployment are unableLaw to. gardless of the consent of the follow parents. proceed to feeling registeris to thetake birth in her name unless of course there are very obvious reasons why you shouldn’t. Criminal Law An unmarried father can acquire parental Upon adoption of a child theHaving adoptive paronly.If at some later stage they both agree said that usually where there is a will there is a way! 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Carmel McGilloway Formerly of Brendan Kearney and Co.

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Nurses reunion in da vinci’s hotel

from left, Mark Gillespie, Mary Lindsay (Lecturer in Nursing) and Stephen McLaughlin.

Nicola Bradley, Yvonne Devenney, Henrietta Elves, Kathleen Melaugh and Lorraine McCann. Fiona Quigley and Rhonda Hall

Conor McGettigan and Gerard Mullen.

seated, Monica Duddy and Tracey Thompson, at back Trudy Watson and Kerrie Kerrigan.

Lecturers in Nursing, Paddy Henry and Mary Lindsay.

Organisers Yvonne Devenney and Lorraine McCann.

From left, Margaret Cassidy, Nicola Bradley and Kathleen Melaugh, at Da Vincis.

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Kids Corner

at the Model School

Back row from left to right: Alfie Gale, Anna Hamilton, Christopher Lightwood, Ronan O’Connor, Natasha Maloney, Tim O’Donnell, Leah Gallagher. Middle Row: Dylan Merrick, Saoirse McCallion, Fionn Caldwell, Killian Mullan, Caine Curran, Wiktor Koreniewski, Ava Copestack. Front row: Eoin Ward, Eddie Doherty, Megan McCauley, Laila Awudu, Kate White, Lola O’Neill and Nina Bryce.

Back row left to right: Bronagh Gallagher, Erin Shelford, Lennon McDonnell, Mia McLaughlin, Cahir McLaughlin, Eoin Canning, Cayden McLaughlin, Shea Taylor, Rhiannon Julius. Middle row; Ava Gibson, Caitlin McLaughlin Labina Naeem, Antonio Banora, Gearoid Roddy, Amber Cochrane, Molly Breslin, Robbie Kerrigan. Front row: Elle Sutherland, Carter Coyle, Callum Bogle, Ann Mariya Manoj, Jessica Murray, Luke Pringent. Liam McMenamin, Lily Dougan.


Anna Hamilton loves glamour and would like to be a makeover girl when she grows up. “I would give my sister and my mummy first and I love make up ,” she said. “My sister is 9 and she has make up but doesn’t let me have it.”

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Carter Coyle wants to be a doctor when he grows up. “I would like that and it would be nice to make people all better,” he said.

Man Utd fan Antonio Banora doesn’t have a favourite footballer but wants to be one when he grows up. “I just love Man Utd and that’s all,” he said.

Erin Shelford wants to be a rock star when she grows up. “Elvis is the best and is really cool. He rocks all the time, “ she said.

Liam McMenamin wants to be a soldier when he grows up. “They have guns and they get to shoot them and I would like to do that,” he said.

Tim O’Donnell wants to be a footballer when he grows up because he loves football and especially Liverpool. “Messi is the best player ever,” he said.

Megan McCauley also wants to be a hairdresser when she grows up. “I have a play-dough hairdressers and I love to play with that but I would really like to cut my daddy’s hair.”

“I would like to be a hairdresser when I grow up because I love doing hair,” said Lola O’Neill. “I do all my friends’ hair and I love doing my mummy’s.”

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the city quiz How well do you know your cities? 1. City of Dreaming Spires



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Weird and wonderful Here are some strange but (probably) true facts to entertain your friends with…. It only takes eight minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth, which also means that if you see the sun go out, it actually went out eight minutes ago and if the sun stopped shining it would take eight minutes for us to realise.

2. City of Magnificent Distances 3. City of the Angels 5. City of Light

King Charles VI of France - also, rather aptly it seems, known as Charles the Mad - suffered from the delusion that he was made of glass. He had protective iron bars sewn into his clothing to prevent him from shattering if he fell.

6. City of Peace and Justice

The inventor of the light bulb, Thomas Edison, is said to have been afraid of the dark.

4. City of Churches

7. City of the Tribes/the Eternal City/City of Love

In space, no one can hear you cry. Because you can't. Astronauts are unable to cry properly because there is no gravity and tears cannot flow properly as they would on Earth. It is possible to produce tears in space - but they would leave the eye and float around.

8. City of the Violet Crown 9. Crescent City 10. Empire City

The first modern dishwashing machine was invented by wealthy American socialite Josephine Cochrane in 1886 - not to reduce the amount of kitchen work she had to do, because she never did any, but because she was annoyed with her servants chipping her china.

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In addition to achieving fame with his tales of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also helped to introduce skiing to Switzerland in 1894. 'I am convinced that the time will come when hundreds of Englishmen will come to Switzerland for the skiing season,' he wrote.

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Derry Down by hugh Gallagher

The first chewing gum washer hits the Derry streets

Little James’ Street before Jackie Mullans appeared on the landscape

The Years

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Staunch Derry City fan Charlie Doherty


The likely lads outside the bookies in Meenan Square

The late, great Don O’Doherty in The Irish Shop

Frankie McMenamin at The Gasyard Feile in 1993

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One man and his dog

Martin McGuinness presents an award to John ‘Caker’ Casey at Free Derry

The city grand master presents a letter of protest to a police constable in 1995

by hugh Gallagher

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NWRC Hosts Olympic Film Competition Local Media Students chosen to produce winning entry North West Regional College’s Foyle Theatre recently played host to the Launch of a national film competition which gave budding scriptwriters and film makers from Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K. the opportunity to produce short films on topics of particular interest to them which will be viewed during the forthcoming Olympic Games. ‘The Big Voice’ was created by BT as a national competition for students from schools and colleges to work together as part of the education programme in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. The competition involved devising a concept and script for a short film which concerned a local community issue or topic, with the winning entry being selected for production and screening on screens throughout the United Kingdom during the Olympics. The winning treatment was devised by students by Regent House Grammar school in Newtownards whose entry ‘The Big CleanUp’ was judged to be a stand-out piece, and chosen to be made into a film. Their concept was then shared with the media students from North West Regional College who were selected to transform the 'treatment' into a short film for public viewing. Co-ordinated by College Lecturer Faustina Starrett, the students from the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media course - Claire Gallagher, Ryan Burns, Francine Hammon, Matthew McDaid and Emma McCance –

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worked together to deliver a professional client brief to Regent House including storyboards, script and shooting schedule to clear contractual deadlines. Once this was agreed, the NWRC team then travelled to Newtownards to shoot the film, which they edited and presented to Regent House for final viewing. A spokesperson for North West Regional College added: “The 'BT Big Voice' competition provided a wonderful opportunity to engage with an industry brief from a fantastic media company which was supported professionally by Tom Osborn, a mentor from the established communications company Dialogics, and funded by BT with a budget for film production of £1,000. The collaboration and partnership between the schools was a great experience for all the students and staff concerned in the project. We all had the opportunity to experience different types of learning, and we were rewarded with a very worthy final product screened at a special launch of the BT Big Voice film event in the spectular new Foyle Theatre in Northwest Regional College.” The film will now be among the 36 films screened on large outdoor public screens in a range of UK venues throughout the duration of the 2012 Olympic Games. The film is also part of a U.K. Peoples Chocie Competition and can be viewed and voted for by

Student filmakers who took part in the Bt Big Voice project

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Media Lecturer Faustina Starrett with Mayor Devenney and Peter and Thomas Osborn

Media Lectureer Faustina Starrett

Sarah Bradshaw from Regent House Grammar School


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Wednesday 2nd May 2012 8 pm

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7.30pm The Balkan Alien sound 7.30pm Little Bear 7.45pm Practice Makes Perfect Presents Foyle Jazz Band DJ Rigsy (BBC Radio Ulster Across The Line- Sketchy Club) Luke Mac’s Acoustic Café. The Jazz Lounge Caoimhe’s Ipod Disco + More. This is a no alcohol event Full Café Facilities 8pm James Huish and his Michael Buble Tribute Band 8pm Ursula & Co 8pm Jazztalk 8pm Brass Impact Big Band 8.30pm Café Jazz Project 8.30pm Ronnie Geer with special guest Grainne Duffy 8.30pm Joe/Johnny/Gary Quigley 8.30pm Noella Hutton 9pm Troyka Support Jazz DJ set With Stephen Mc Cauley (BBC Electric Mainline) 9pm Paul Mc Intyre Quartet 9pm Lets Go Retro 9pm Miranda Rosenburg & Band. Followed By The Slammers 9pm Oo-Bop-Sh’Bam 9pm Gary Cox quartet with guest Vocalist Triona Swenney 9pm The Wood Burning Savages 9pm Mark Black Band 9pm Paul Mc Intyre 9pm The Regular Joes 9.30pm The Rubber plants. 9.30pm Jim McDermott and Friends 10pm The Nooks 10pm The Nail Drivers 10pm Haciendas Brunswick 10pm Thumpin Jellyfish 10pm Strength plus support. 10pm WILD 10pm NBR –New Blues Reunion 10pm The Red Stripe Band 10pm Portobello 10pm Carman Ghia & The Hot Rods 10pm Jiveoholics 10pm The Regular Joes 10pm Wide Mouth Frogs 10pm 1Xtreme 10pm King Rat 10pm Skabeat 10pm The Roaring Forties 10pm The Red Stripe Band 10pm Jamie Noonan 10pm Greggi G and The Crazy Gang 10pm King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys 10pm Harry Connolly Band 10pm Strength 10.15pm The Euphonics 10.30pm Terrance Morrison 10.30pm John Deery & The Heads 10.30pm Cat Scratch Fever 11pm Les Swingin Lovers 11pm Wildwood Midnight Intermission

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Cafe del mondo set to swing

Balkan Alien Sound Balkan Alien Sound founded in 2007 after Bouzouki player Martin Coyle returned to Ireland from his travels and studies of Eastern European and Balkan music and culture. With a vast interest in the folk and gypsy music of the Balkan regions and Klezmer music he approached a group of his close musician friends to form what is now Balkan Alien Sound. The seven piece ensemble ranges from Irish traditional players, Blues and Jazz musicians and Classical and Folk players.With this melting pot of backgrounds Balkan Alien Sound provide their own fresh take on the music of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey along with various other gypsy stylings and improvisation. The instrumentation of the group is mostly string based with Bouzouki, Violin, Bass/Contra Bass and Guitar, but also has Accordion, Whistles, Percussion and regional Vocals from various Balkan countries. The music that comes from this is often fast and furious demanding to be danced to verging on ska with odd time signatures and rhythms often ending in riotous crowd participation. However they also approach the slower

folk songs of Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia which vocalist Aideen McGinn tackles with precision and subtlty. Over the last year in particular the bands popularity has grown both in Ireland, the U.K and Europe and they have played numerous festivals including Glastonbury.

The Murder Balladeers Are an alt-country four- piece band from Derry in Ireland, consisting of…Todd Gfellar - Cajon, Wash Board, Floor tom, Shaker and Backing Vocals. John J. Keaveney IV Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals.Gavin Aurthur Mc Cartney - Banjo, Lapsteel, Backing Vocals. Rion Mc Cartney, Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar. Taking a wide array of influences from all kinds of American Folk, Country and Blues and all bein raised on strict diets of Punk Rock, here we have a band bringing back a raw intensity in their performance as well as maintaining and staying true to Punk musics D.I.Y ethics. Together with simple arrangements and killer choruses… Never has a toe-tapping, sing-along band graced the shores of the emerald isle since Dickie Rock!

Carmen Ghia and the Hotrods Find out more at www.carmenghiahotro Rollin’ outa the City of Steel, this seven-piece rockabilly, R&B, swing band boasts Sheffield’s finest on skins, belly fiddle, gob iron, ivories, pipe and doghouse. Fronted by Miss Carmen Ghia straight outta the 50s and the foxiest dame ever to work a microphone. So make sure to be on the beam, get hip to the tip and head on down to the Hotrods at café del Mondo– and let Miss Carmen Ghia and the Hotrods take you all the way to Kicksville!

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1.30pm Les Swingin’ Lovers 7pm Altantica Fusion Band

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We also have a selection of delicious homemade desserts.

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3pm Thumpin Jellyfish Tower Hotel 3pm Jaydee Brass Band Steps outside the Richmond Centre – Foyleside 3.30pm Harry Connolly Band Foyleside Shopping Centre Stage, Level 2 4pm Ska Beat Collon Bar 4pm Dance Workshop with Gotta swing-American Largest swing dance Co Da Vinci’s Hotel 4pm NBR –New Blues Reunion Sandino 4.30pm Cheryl Anne Mc Evoy Guildhall Sq 5pm ‘Rockabilly Fest’ Greggi G & His Crazy Gang Café Del Mondo 5pm WELB Jazz Band City Hotel 5pm Victoria Geelan Trio Masons 5.15pm Milestone Fetauring Linley Hamilton/Marie Louise Mhuir Café Culture 5.15pm Kings of Rhythm Guildhall Sq 6pm Phyllis Curran Fitzroy’s Restaurant 6pm The Odd Couple The River Inn 6pm Derry Jazz Quartet Quay West Restaurant 6pm The Men Who Knew Too Much Bennigans Bar 7pm ‘Rockyabilly Fest’ Murder Balladeers Café Del Mondo 7pm Lee Hedley Band Metro Bar 7pm Linley Hamilton Quartet Sandinos 7.30pm MADU Masons Bar 8pm Gary Cox Quartet Alley Theatre Strabane 8pm Mick Flannery +Support. Advance Tkts £8. Tkts available online Culturlann 8pm Café Jazz Project Quay West Restaurant 8pm Benny Browne The Garage Restaurant 8pm Rat Pack and Diva’s. Local Singers by The Roaring Forties. Tkts £10 The Gasyard 8pm The Bleu Note Big Band - Featuring Andrew Monk £8 Waterside Theatre 8pm 5 Course Meal & Jazz with Brass Impact Big Band. Adm £29.95 Whitehorse Hotel 8.30pm Joan Talbot Duo Browns Restaurant 8.30pm Jazz Talk Las Sosta Restaurant 8.30pm Mark Black Band The Bentley 9pm Jaydee Brass Band Outside City Hotel 9pm Musicans Retreat. ‘Joe’s Jazz Jam’ Bennigans Bar 9pm ‘Rockabilly Fest’ WILD Café Del Mondo 9pm Cat Scratch Fever City Hotel 9pm Host Frank Galligan.presents Ruby Turner followed by The Swing Gals. £18.50 City Hotel 9pm Portobella Downey’s Bar 9.30pm Martin John Custom House Restaurant 9.30pm King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys Da Vinci’s Hotel 9.30pm Paul Mc Intyre Quartet Everglades Hotel 9.30pm NBR –New Blues Reunion The Strand Bar 9.30pm Audio- Asylum with Johnny O & Dancing Graves. Tkts £5 Masons venue 10pm The Bluez Katz Blues Band Anchor Bar 10pm Kings of Rhythm British Legion Club 10pm Oisin Cannon Castle Bar 10pm Grainne Duffy Band Carriag Bar (Amber Bar) 10pm Metal Night – Gracys Threads, making monsters & Proxist Castle Bar (Upstairs) 10pm Les Swingin Lovers Collon Bar 10pm Harry Connolly Band Clarendon Bar 10pm Skabeat Delacoix Bar 10pm Border Blues Project Derry City FC Social Club 10pm Mirenda Rosenberg Dungloe Bar 10pm The Red Stripe Band Gweedore Bar 10pm Lets Go Retro Glendermott Cricket Club 10pm Stars N’Stipes £3 The Rec Club (Du pont) 10pm Oo Bop Sh’Bam Mandarin Karma Restaurant 10pm Widemouth Frogs Laurence’s Bar 10pm Fontelle Pitchers Restaurant 10pm The Odd Couple The Argyle Arms 10pm Wildwood The Derby 10pm Noella Hutton The Garage 10pm The Jazz Lads The Monico 10pm Naildrivers The Magnet 10pm Lee Hedley Band Tinney’s Bar 10pm Jiveoholics Tower Hotel 10pm Johnny, Joe & Garry Quigley Tracey’s Bar 10pm String Fellows The Phoenix 10pm The Mindbenders The Three Flowers Bar 10pm The Palais Swing Band The Waterfoot Hotel 10pm Greggi G & His Crazy Band Rochester’s Bar 10pm Michael Mullan Tracey’s Bar 10.15pm Tommy Thomas Millennium Forum (piazza) 10.30pm Dougie Breslin Badgers Bar 10.30pm ‘Rockabilly Fest’ Carman Ghia and The Hot Rods Café Del Mondo

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Vandals haven't spoilt jazz vibe Top swing band the Jiveoholics are planning a show stopping return to the city for this year's City of Derry Jazz Festival, despite being targeted by callous vandals who set fire to their equipment during last year's event. The six-piece from Wales were woken by fire crews tackling the blaze outside their hotel on the first night of the festival, and thought they would have to return home after their equipment was destroyed. But thanks to the "overwhelming kindness" shown to the band in the aftermath of the attack, they managed to complete all of their gigs and are now looking forward to a different experience of the city. Speaking ahead of the event Jiveoholics saxophonist, the aptly named Crac Downes, said they hope to repay the good will shown to them with a few stellar performances. "I have to say that it was a bit of a weird experience and not something we've ever encountered before," he admits. "Overall though, although we did have such a bad experience with the van, we had a fantastic time in Derry. And in fact we received so much support from people afterwards, that it really did turn a rather negative incident into a positive experience for us. "Henderson's Music Shop provided us

with all the instruments to complete our gigs, and the organisers were more than helpful in getting us sorted out." And the band are looking forward to some bigger gigs, and spending a bit more time exploring the city, according to Downes. "This year we will be playing some bigger venues, which is great, and we will be on the open air stage at the Guildhall on the Sunday which promises to be a really good show. Although people who enjoyed the music last year can expect more of the same, we will be playing some new tunes, as we now have a female singer and it allows us to perform some new material. "But I think most of all we are looking forward to having a more relaxing time this year, without all the running about organising things that we had to do last year. It will give us a chance to see more of Derry, which seems like such a cool town, and have a good laugh, because there's such a good atmosphere at the festival. We're really looking forward to it." The Jiveoholics will play at a number of venues throughout the City of Derry Jazz Festival weekend, May 3-7, including Karma Restaurant, the Tower Hotel and the Dungloe Bar. See the full programme for details at www.cityofderryjazzfestival. com.

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Cast announced for Chicago tour The international award-winning musical CHICAGO, starring Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Mama Morton has now announced further tour dates that includes a week-long run at the Millennium Forum. The smash hit show arrives at the cityside venue on Monday October 22 until Saturday October 27.  Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, doublemurderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, CHICAGO truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” The Times. A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it. Ali Bastian has been a regular fixture on British TV screens for over nine years, having played the longrunning roles of Becca in Hollyoaks and Sally Armstrong in The Bill. More recently, Ali took part in the 2009 series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing where she reached the semi-finals. Theatre credits include Helen in the UK Tour of Verdict, Burn the Floor at the Shaftesbury Theatre and the UK Tour of Strictly Live 2010. Stefan Booth was recently seen playing Tanya’s husband Greg Jessop in EastEnders. He is also well known for playing the regular roles of Sergeant Marc Rollins in The Bill and Jamie Nash in Hollyoaks. Other TV credits include William & Mary, Doctors and The Silence, as well as reaching the finals of the first series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice. Tupele Dorgu is best

known as Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street, a role she played for six years. Other television credits include The Case, The Accused, Waterloo Road, Casualty and the regular role of Natalie Vance in Merseybeat. Theatre credits include Mamma Mia! in the West End. Bernie Nolan was the lead singer with The Nolans from 1974 until 1994 and with her sisters has enjoyed phenomenal success both in this country and abroad. On stage Bernie has toured the UK many times, most recently as Cora in Calendar Girls, Hannah Owens in Flashdance, Robin in Mum’s The Word and Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers. Television credits include Sergeant Sheelagh Murphy in The Bill, Diane Murray in Brookside and most recently the first series of ITV’s Popstar to Opera Star where she was a finalist. CHICAGO, which is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.  Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Rick Clarke.  Musical supervision is by Rob Fisher. CHICAGO is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie.    CHICAGO opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 18 November 1997 to rave reviews, winning the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for 'Outstanding Musical Production' as well as the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for 'Best Musical', and immediately became a sell-out hit.  The show in London, now at the Garrick Theatre, has just entered its fifteenth year. CHICAGO currently plays in New York and Spain as well as the West End. The National UK Tour of CHICAGO is produced by David Ian Productions and Michael Watt in association with the Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler. Check out

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Stendhal Festival of Art is back with a bang

Stendhal Festival of Art is proud to announce the first raft of artists who will be taking to the Stage at Ballymully Cottage Farm on August 17 and 18, 2012. Staying in line with an ethos of providing a varied and eclectic line-up Stendhal will be promoting more musical genres than you can shake a stick at including Rock, pop, funk, jazz and blues, indie, acoustic, folk, Reggae, country, hip-hop, punk, metal, classical, choral and Bluegrass. The line-up will also include have poetry, comedy and theatre on the bill, to add to an excellent selection of music. On top of this Stendhal 2102 has planned a much fuller family entertainment schedule, our art gallery will return bigger and better and will this year include some state of the art digital installations along with sculpture, canvas paintings by local artists and many more wee artistic adventures in the beautiful surroundings of Karma Valley. In addition Stendhal will once again have a craft market full of wonderfully original nick-knacks, top class food and drink at high street prices, a fun fair, a secret garden area and many more little surprises to be discovered. Organisers are delighted to announce that Silhouette will be appearing at this year’s event. Fronted by the immensely talented Shauna Tohill, Silhouette have recently been riding a crest of a wave having their song ‘Can’t keep up’ selected to front the current advertising campaign by the Northern Irish Tourist Board.

Shauna herself has also been very busy recently, accompanying Snow Patrol to sing with them during their recent European Tour. Silhouette are a high energy alternative pop act with catchy tunes and bags of talent and they are sure to go down a storm at Stendhal this year. The line-up this year includes several stand-out local acts including Limavady’s own Furlo, Alternative Rock act Axis of, Irish Reggae revolutionaries The Barley Mob, the sublime Innishowen Gospel Choir, The Gorgeous Colours, The Steve Experiment, the 20 piece collaboration The Crimson Piper Sonic Orchestra, Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas, Exit Pursued by bear and North Coast Hardcore outfit Lantern For a Gale. Also taking the stage will be Master and Dog, metal legends Triggerman, Mojo Gogo, Best Boy Grip, Owl Parliament, Wookalily, and gypsy folk outfit Balkan Alien Sound.   Over 20 more acts will be announced in the coming weeks so stay tuned to www.,  our Facebook page and Twitter @stendhalireland for details as they emerge. Tickets for the event will be on sale at Ticketmaster and numerous high street outlets at the start of May priced at £20 for a Saturday day Ticket, £25 for a weekend camping pass and £35 for a family weekend camping pass (2 adults and up to 4 kids under 18).

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Hair Today

LIFE & STYLE Long & bouncy Described as a gorgeous blow-out the bouncy blow dry gives long hair a groomed, elegant yet relaxed finish. Inspired, in part, by the 70s fashion revival but working across most of 2012s looks a professional touch will ensure that you have the optimum bounce in the roots and the soft waves to frame your face. Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair. Hair colour suited to: all. Homemade curls Both nostalgic and modern, this girlish and quirky hairstyle features many an element of other 2012 hairstyle trends: it has a parting and obvious product definition. Soft and eye-catching, give off a laid back air as one of 2012s long hairstyle trends Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair. Hair colour suited to: all, though we feature it with blonde hair.

2012s fashion trends are all about revival. True, there is an undertone of a modernist style appearing, but take some of the most iconic styles of the 20th century, infuse them with quality, and you’ll find the basis for the dominant styles of 2012. The year’s hair trends are no different. For fashionistas in 2012, hair is all about revivals and evolution. With styles and colours we’re seeing the best of 2011 reborn, whereas cuts are offering reworked and luxurious revivals of styles that sit perfectly with the year’s clothing trends.

French twist Given that classic fashion revivals define 2012, it should come as no surprised to find that classic hairstyles also go a long way to defining the year. Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair. Hair colour suited to: all. Season suited to: best as a spring / summer 2012 hairstyle Looped under ponytail Less of a bun and more of a ponytail that’s been folded and looped under, this hairstyle offers up a mood somewhere between easy and casual, and tightly equestrian. It provided the perfect compliment to Carolina Herrera’s spring runway; as it can to your own outfits. Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair. Hair colour suited to: all. Season suited to: best as a spring / summer 2012 hairstyle The ‘tumbled tail’ The only thing tricky about this hairstyle is its appearance. Simple to create, it gives off the illusion of being a fish plait, but in fact there’s no braiding involved. This faux fish braid, dubbed the tumbled tail, is worth a try at home. Hair type suited to: mid-long straight hair & wavy hair. Hair colour suited to: all. Season suited to: best as a spring / summer 2012 hairstyle Tomboy ponytail With androgynous fashion a dominant trend for 2012, this nonchalant style is the ideal marriage of masculinity and femininity. Hair type suited to: mid-long straight hair. Hair colour suited to: all. Half up Brigitte Bardot hair It’s so classically sex kitten that we’d hardly limit it to a 2011 hair trend; but this half up, half out and as sexy or as sleek as you want to make it – is one that sits perfectly with the year’s fashions. This is a modern, understated take that will suit day or night. Women’s rockabilly hair It’s the one 2012 hairstyle that’s in for both men and women. Emerging first as a men’s hair trend and now as a women’s, the plays to the country Americana theme running through some of 2012s fashion. Not the most subtle ‘do’, but best worn rough and ready.


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More success for Belfray Inn This year is proving to be a good one for the Belfray Inn which has just lifted the ‘Outstanding Business Achievement Award’ at the recent Local Woman awards, held at the City Hotel. The news follows hot on the heels of four-star status which was given to the hotel just last month. “We’re just over the moon, the award really does mean that much to us,” said Belfray co-owner Brian Loughlin. “It means that all the hard work that John and I and of course the staff have done in the last three years is being recognised, it means that people like what we have done. “The judges said that The Belfray ticked all the boxes and that the room they stayed in was amazing, the food was fabulous and the staff were friendly. We have put in so much work and we appreciate that people like what we have done, what we are doing. It’s great. All the staff are still on a high. We have gone from a two-star B&B to a four star hotel and that’s really something.”

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68 Clooney @ The White Horse 1st class dining experience at the best western Whitehorse hotel! On visiting the restaurant my first impressions were most definitely surpassed as this elegant and pleasant restaurant with its welcoming and extremely friendly staff awaited us. The lush surroundings in this restaurant make for a very comfortable and lavish dining experience and with the added treat of a pianist playing a wide array of classical music throughout the evening adding to the experience. Our booth was very comfortable and intimately located within the restaurant allowing for enough privacy to enjoy our meal as well as the opportunity to take in and enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant. Our waiter was exceptionally friendly and very accommodating throughout the evening and we found him to be very helpful in recommending the various dishes on the menu. There was an excellent selection on the menu

all with different accompaniments to compliment the meal was made for a difficult choice on choosing. However I decided to start with a selection of melon and seasonal fruit. This was a very refreshing starter which certainly felt like a guilty pleasure although a healthy and light option to begin with. My partner opted for the duck confit which was and I quote “delicious and succulent”. For our mains I enjoyed the fillet of steak with roasted vegetables. This was absolutely incredible and cooked to perfection as requested! The beef jus is an excellent touch to the dish. All in all a very generous and fulfilling portion! My partner had the trio of lamb which comprised of a lamb meatloaf, shepherds pie and pan fried loin. The presentation of this dish was excellent and there wasn’t a crumb to be seen afterwards! We thoroughly enjoyed the main course which was accompanied by a refreshing bottle of prosecco which chilled nicely at our tableside

throughout the meal. My arm was twisted into ordering dessert. After all there is no point in going for half measures. The full experience must be had. That was my excuse anyway. I had the delicious St Brendans cheesecake with a hint of coffee through it. It was a pleasant change to your average cheesecake and again was very pleasing to the palette. My partner went for the house recommended malteser melt which wouldn’t be something I would normally go for but I have to admit I did have a try and it was a fusion of crunchy malteser with fresh cream and soft mouth-watering meringue. Truly a treat! All in all our dining experience here was excellent. Between the stylish and contemporary surroundings and exquisite menu and not to forget the very helpful and friendly staff we will definitely be returning for another meal and strongly recommend the restaurant to our family and friends!





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Natural Touch named as top salon The name Natural Touch has become synonymous with high quality beauty services over the last 18 years and salon owner Leigh Fitzpatrick and her staff had their hard work recognised recently when they scooped Top Beauty Salon and Employer of the Year awards from Local Woman’s prize giving list.

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Ingredients • 300g cherry tomatoes • drizzle olive oil • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated • 2 eggs • 284ml pot double cream • handful basil leaves, shredded, plus a few small ones left whole for scattering FOR THE PASTRY • 280g plain flour , plus extra for dusting • 140g cold butter , cut into pieces Serves 8 Preparation and cooking times. Prep 40 mins. Cook 40 mins . Vegetarian • To make the pastry, tip the flour and butter into a bowl, then rub together with your fingertips until completely mixed and crumbly. Add 8 tbsp cold water, then bring everything together with your hands until just combined. Roll into a ball and use straight away or chill for up to 2 days. The pastry can also be frozen for up to a month. • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a round about 5cm larger than a 25cm tin. Use your rolling pin to lift it up,

then drape over the tart case so there is an overhang of pastry on the sides. Using a small ball of pastry scraps, push the pastry into the corners of the tin. Chill in the fridge or freezer for 20 mins. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

fork, line the tart case with a large circle of greaseproof paper or foil, then fill with baking beans. Blind-bake the tart for 20 mins, remove the paper and beans, then continue to cook for 5-10 mins until biscuit brown.

• In a small roasting tin, drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Put the tomatoes in a low shelf of the oven.

• When you remove the tart case from the oven, take out the tomatoes, too.

• Lightly prick the base of the tart with a

case is ready, sprinkle half the cheese over the base, scatter over the tomatoes, pour over the cream mix, then finally scatter over the rest of the cheese. Bake for 20-25 mins until set and golden brown. Leave to cool in the case, trim the edges of the pastry, then remove from the tin. Scatter over the remaining basil and serve in slices. Per serving

• While the tart is cooking, beat the eggs 494 kcalories, protein 9g, carbohydrate in a large bowl. Gradually add the cream, 29g, fat 39 g, saturated fat 22g, fibre 2g, then stir in the basil and season. When the sugar 2g, salt 0.48 g

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Forties fashion never really goes out of style, mainly because it is so flattering. This cap-sleeved dress from Kew is particularly Land Girls in mood, and would look brilliant worn with a chunky cardigan and hair pulled up into a loose bun. Price: £95


If florals aren’t your thing, try this dress decorated with a delicate dragon fly print. The simple spaghetti straps and tie detail make it feminine without being too girlie. Price: £85


If the credit crunch means you can only treat yourself to one new dress this summer, this pansy print corset-style from Topshop should be it. The corset bodice gives support whilst the skirt gently puffs out into a tulip shape. Wear with a blazer and flats to give it a tougher edge. Price: £50

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This cleverly constructed number is far from your average wrap dress, but the effect is the same. It narrows the waist, enhances the bust, and is flattering on the hips. The digital print gives it a kooky, tropical vibe too. Price: £660


Capitalising on the fabulous prints in its archive, Liberty has invited several labels to use its heritage fabrics. This Cacharel maxi dress has a simple shape, and will see you through a week in Ibiza as well as a picnic in the park. Price: £200 Jigsaw Hot climes demand cool clothes, but if the thought of stripping off gives you the fear, invest in a maxi dress. It will keep you cool, while you float around in sandals and big sunglasses. Price: £139

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North West Business Park Whether it’s an industrial unit or office space with admin support that your business requires, Northwest Business Park at Skeoge industrial estate can facilitate your needs. With fully serviced offices available from £60 per week (including heat, light & power, business rates, building insurance, public liability insurance), the business park also provides high speed internet connection, free wi – fi, free car parking, caretaking, cleaning, mail handling, client waiting areas, staffed reception area, door signage, maintenance, security, monitored fire & intruder alarms, maintained fire safety equipment, washrooms, kitchen facilities as well as an onsite café. If your are planning an event Skeoge also has plenty to offer as the business complex can cater for meetings, conferences and training sessions. There are rooms available to cater from two to a hundred people. So whether you are interviewing, having a formal board meeting or a conference the event team will ensure you have access to all our multimedia facilities and services to help your event run smoothly. The equipment available includes mul-

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Marble Hill takes the next step Like any good product, whether it’s a book, a bottle of wine or a movie, word of mouth is usually how we get to hear about the best ones and the best ones are usually a labour of love. It’s been a couple of years since Dr Maria McGee, founder and owner of Marble Hill skin care products has been in full-time business but a love for what she does coupled with public demand has meant that she has returned to the project with the aim of taking it to the next level. A new premises at Skeoge Industrial Estate plus some elegant new packaging are the only obvious signs that Maria McGee is interested in marketing her products because largely they have sold themselves. She has customers across the UK and even as far afield as Greece but the only stockist in Derry is Belmont Pharmacy which asked to stock the Marble Hill range due to popular demand. Her range of natural skin care which stared as soaps made from Donegal well water

has expanded to include the now trademarked Pedisalve which was formulated with the older person in mind as it not only softens the skin but even aids circulation. “I like to think that my products are of use, that they can help,” said Maria. “Foot problems can be a huge concern for older people and can even put them off taking a walk because of sore cracked skin, but this product just works, it’s hugely popular and when I hear that it has helped someone that drives me to make the products. “It all started in 2001 when I decided that there had to be a good use for the well water on our farm in Donegal because it was famed for being so pure and that’s where the soaps came from. “One of our most popular products is the Health Scrub bar which is the only Marble Hill product that has a scent and that’s because I’ve added essential oils for healing. It has lavender, peppermint and tea tree and is very popular with teenage

boys who have acne. It’s really satisfying when I see how much it has helped my son’s friends for example. It’s also a multi-use product because you can shower, shave and shampoo with it and we recently found out that it’s very popular with the girls too because apparently it’s great for taking off fake tan. “The rest of our products use only neem oil, argan oil or shea butter and that’s why they have no scent and I mean absolutely none at all. To have a scent that would have to be added in and we won’t do that. Plus our products are solid which means that they last much, much longer. “Where would I like to see my business grow? I would like it to reach as many people as possible because I know that they can help so many skin conditions and that’s really why I do this,” she said.

Marble Hill is all about Moisturising, Conditioning and retaining Suppleness of the skin Marble Hill promote a “Proactive Skin Care” Philosophy. Marble Hill’s Skin Care Regime includes Natural & Pure products that cater for Skin, Feet, Hands and even Hair. Why not go Natural today and try some of our popular products. Available online at or at Belmont Health Pharm on the Culmore Road.

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ST ELMOS St Elmo’s Veterinary Clinic Relocates To North West Business Complex Page 54

Long-established veterinary clinic, St.Elmo has moved from Muff to Northwest Business Park on the Skeoge Industrial Estate and is offering the same invaluable service to pet owners from across the North West. Surgery owner Emma-Jayne Hunniford has recently bought St Elmo which was established by the Doherty family in 1966. St Elmo which concentrates only on small animal/pet care continues to offer a 24-hour emergency service and provides evening appointments for client convenience. The surgery has a total of three vets and four nursing staff who are dedicated to providing the best in pet care. The new surgery at Skeoge has in house lab facilities and provides everything from free weight clinics and routine vaccination/microchipping to surgery. Owner Emma Jayne is currently taking her certificate in small animal surgery. St.Elmo also offers monthly discounts and offers as well as subsidised neutering for clients on mean tested benefits.

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Out & About

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Peadar O’Donnell’s

Susanne and John.

From left, Jackie, Maureen, Ursula, Clem and Elaine.

Patricia, Joy and Laura McGinley.

Sean, Kevin and Sean.

Leona and Louise.

Pauline and Claire.

From left, Eirean, Rachel and Laura.


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Dungloe Bar Group enjoying the Dungloe.

Eamonn, Conor and Shane.

Edelle and Stacey.

From left, Edelle, Danielle, Brittaney, Aisling and Stacey.

Ronan and Aaron.

Dianne and Bronagh.

Danielle, Helen and Dermott.


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Leanne and Laura.

Birthday girl Ciara and Elana.

Girls from Hungary, who were enjoying Sugar, from left, Lbolya, Krisztina and Kihi.

Laura and Louis.

From left, Leanne, Laura, Louis, Siobhan and TJ.

Pictured from left enjoying a night in Sugar, Terry, Aine, birthday girl Tara, John and Barry.

Ciaren and Karen.

From left, Donna, Rachel, Roisin and Shane.


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the bentley bar

From left, Sandra, Stephanie, Heather, David, Jackie and Julie.

Ciaren and Packie.

Maura and Grainne.

Sandra and Seรกn.

Adelle and Brian.

Lisa and Lorraine.

From left, Lorna, Leigh, Rob and Joanne.


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Paediatric fundraiser in the Everglades

Pictured at the Everglades Hotel, during te Round Table fundraiser for the Peadiadric Unit, from left, Ciara McGinley, John Paul McGinley, Ciara Mullan, Cahir Lees, Louise Devlin and Brendan O'Doherty.

Pictured at the Everglades Hotel, during te Round Table fundraiser for the Peadiadric Unit, from left, Paul McGarvey (Vice Chairman 41 Club), Anne Patterson, Jillian Kelly and Thomas Kelly.

Annette Mackey and CailĂ­n McKnight.

Julie Davis and Colr Gary Middleton.

Helen Moore and Cora Simms.

Maria Proctor and Marty Wray.

Mark Gault and Kerri McGilloway.

Patrick McCarrol, Keith Bankhead and Stephen McCarron.


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Motoring Nissan Breaks Records NISSAN is celebrating after it broke several sales records in March. The month introduced the ‘12’ registration plate and is the biggest for sales in the motor industry calendar. During March, 23,185 new Nissans found homes giving the company a market share of 5.6%. This represents a 16% increase in total registrations compared to the same month in 2011. For the full financial year, the company’s registrations were 111,893, giving it a market share of 5.1% - a record for the company. In terms of overall sales it was the best year for Nissan since 2003.

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Ford Fiesta reduces its CO2 emissions even further THE latest Fiesta and FiestaVan offer new high-tech developments that have made Britain’s best-selling car and small van even cleaner with latest emissions dropping from 95 to 87g/km of CO2 and combined fuel economy rising to 85.6mpg. The significantly improved efficiency, boosting the environmental performance of the Fiesta and FiestaVan featuring ECOnetic Technology by over 12 per cent, has been achieved through the introduction of: * Auto-Start-Stop * Upgrades to the 95PS 1.6TDCi engine including friction and combustion improvements and calibration optimisation * Revised gear ratios * Smart regenerative charging * EcoMode * Improved efficiency of the air conditioning, cooling fan and alternator Original equipment fitted as standard to the Fiesta and FiestaVan ECOnetic, including rolling resistance tyres, an aero pack comprising undershield and wheel deflectors, variable flow oil pump and shift indicator light, is carried over on ECOnetic Technology models.

The Ford Fiesta with ECOnetic Technology has three trim levels to suit different customer requirements: Edge, Zetec or Titanium. Such advanced fuel economy avoids UK road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) contributions, yet the refinement and fun-to-drive personality of the original Fiesta is retained intact. Ford Fiesta’s value story continues with five engines in the Fiesta car line-up emitting less than 130g/km of CO2 making them exempt from vehicle excise duty in their first year. This includes the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engines, the 1.25-litre 60PS and 82PS petrol engines and the latest 1.6-litre TDCi 95PS ECOnetic Technology engine. Sustainability is important not only for the car, but also for the facilities behind its manufacture. Ford’s Dagenham-built Duratorq TDCi engines are produced in a facility that derives all its electricity from renewable sources, with three dedicated wind turbines. The new Fiesta Edge, Zetec and Titanium ECOnetic models start from £14,445 and the FiestaVan ECOnetic starts from £12,215. No vehicle excise duty payable on cars. Great Wall UK sales

Great Wall Motor Company - market leaders for pick-ups and SUVs in China - will this month become the first Chinese automobile manufacturer to commence volume sales in the UK, following the launch of the Steed pick-up at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. Prices will start at just £13,998 (CVOTR) for the generously equipped Steed S model - the lowest for any double-cab pick up in the UK. With a gutsy 2.0-litre diesel engine, six-speed gearbox and selectable-onthe-move two/four-wheel drive, the Steed also delivers class-leading urban fuel economy and the lowest insurance ratings of any vehicle in the pick-up segment. Citroën C1 UK prices

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Daniel ‘Pinta’ Quigley By RORY MOONEY Throughout the years the pupils of St Joseph’s have not been found wanting when faced with difficult challenges, especially on the sporting field. With the likes of former European champion Charlie Nash as an alumnus, St Joseph’s in the past has had the somewhat infamous reputation of being one of the toughest schools in Derry. That tradition of talented fighters that came through the school has been carried on by former pupil and Derry’s first ever professional world kickboxing champion - Daniel 'Pinta’ Quigley. Growing up in Rosemount, Pinta was a stone's throw away from the school that he would later attend. However in those early years St Joseph's was the last thing on mind having Brooke Park so close to home. "I grew up in Ernest Street so I wasn't that far from St Joe's," Pinta explained. "Being so close to Brooke Park there was always plenty of things to do. "I was always playing on the football pitches and the tennis courts. When the weather was good I used play football on the grass further on down Brooke Park.” Sports have always been a passion of Pinta's from an early age which has been evident since his primary school days. "I went to St Eugene's Primary School. It was great for sports, I was in the football and Gaelic teams there. "I lived down in Templemore when I was at St Eugene's as well, so I was close to the sports complex and I was never out of there; doing and playing something." St Joseph’s has always been a family orientated school, having entire generations of families coming through its Westway gates. This was not the case for Pinta as he did not follow in his brother’s footsteps by attending St Columb’s College. “My big brother went to the College but I knew I was never going to get

into the College,” Pinta laughs. “But it was Kevin McCallion who got me in, he was vice-principal at the time. I knew his two sons so that helped me to get in. I owe it all to him really that I was even at St Joe’s.” Going from primary to secondary school, most people would want to make a good impression on new teachers and classmates alike. Pinta however, could not have got off to a worse start to his life in St Joseph’s. “I remember my first day because I was late. Everybody was already in the assembly and I came walking in late because I didn’t know what way to go. “When they called me up to go into the class I didn’t know anybody in the class. "It was daunting not knowing anybody in the big school.” Being a first year at St Joseph’s was a nerve racking experience with horror stories of what happens to first years at the hands of the older boys. Pinta was the exception to this rule, as he says that due to height he could have been mistaken for an older pupil himself. “I was always tall so I stuck out like a sore thumb. You always heard about first year hidings but they never came, thank God.” Being a first year in St Joseph’s is about establishing yourself and coming to terms with life as being the youngest in the school. For Pinta he admits that it was not until second year that he found his feet in St Joseph’s following the break-up of his class as part of a wider restructuring of his year by the school. “My class when I started I was in 8T and I sat next to Kenneth Nixon. I sat next to him for almost my whole time at St Joe’s because of our names being in alphabetical order. “But it wasn’t really until second year when we all got moved around into different classes that I started to enjoy school. “We were moved into Kevin McGonagle's class and our class really came together. We were a good class but really weren't that focussed. It's

also where I met some of my best friends. They were the mad years.” Pinta laughs. With Pinta’s new found enthusiasm for the school, St Joseph’s was finding a new lease of life due to major investment designed to upgrade the school for the 21st century. "I think we were in third year when we heard about the money for the new school. "It was badly needed but I loved the old school, especially when the heating wasn't working and we got to go home early!" It was all change once again when Pinta was to gain another new form teacher following the departure of art teacher Kevin McGonagle. "We were viewed as one of the top classes in the year. I really enjoyed those couple of years we had with Mr McGonagle. But, that's then we got Orla Donnelly who was tougher than Kevin but the class was still good craic. "She really put us straight and she made me realise that I needed to catch myself on a bit and start thinking about my future."

Pinta celebrating yet another victory


Page 66 By RORY MOONEY Throughout the years the pupils of St Joseph’s have not been found wanting when faced with difficult challenges, especially on the sporting field. With the likes of former European champion Charlie Nash as an alumnus, St Joseph’s in the past has had the somewhat infamous reputation of being one of the toughest schools in Derry. That tradition of talented fighters that came through the school has been carried on by former pupil and Derry’s first ever professional world kickboxing champion Daniel 'Pinta’ Quigley. Growing up in Rosemount, Pinta was a stone's throw away from the school that he would later attend. However in those early years St Joseph's was the last thing on mind having Brooke Park so close to home. "I grew up in Ernest Street so I wasn't that far from St Joe's," Pinta explained. "Being so close to Brooke Park there was always plenty of things to do. "I was always playing on the football pitches and the tennis courts. When the weather was good I used play football on the grass further on down Brooke Park.” Sports have always been a passion of Pinta's from an early age which has been evident since his primary school days. "I went to St Eugene's Primary School. It was great for sports, I was in the football and Gaelic teams there. "I lived down in Templemore when I was at St Eugene's as well, so I was close to the sports complex and I was never out of there; doing and playing something." St Joseph’s has always been a family orientated school, having entire generations of families coming through its Westway gates. This was not the case for Pinta as he did not follow in his brother’s footsteps by attending St Columb’s College. “My big brother went to the College but I knew I was never going to get into the College,” Pinta laughs. “But it was Kevin McCallion who got me in, he was vice-principal at the time. I knew his two sons so that helped me to get in. I owe it all to him really that I was even at St Joe’s.” Going from primary to secondary school, most people would want to make a good impression on new teachers and classmates alike. Pinta however, could not have got off to a worse start to his life in St Joseph’s. “I remember my first day because I was late. Everybody was already in the assembly and I came walking in late because I didn’t know what way to go. “When they called me up to go into the class I didn’t know anybody in the class. "It was daunting not knowing anybody in

the big school.” Being a first year at St Joseph’s was a nerve racking experience with horror stories of what happens to first years at the hands of the older boys. Pinta was the exception to this rule, as he says that due to height he could have been mistaken for an older pupil himself. “I was always tall so I stuck out like a sore thumb. You always heard about first year hidings but they never came, thank God.” Being a first year in St Joseph’s is about establishing yourself and coming to terms with life as being the youngest in the school. For Pinta he admits that it was not until second year that he found his feet in St Joseph’s following the break-up of his class as part of a wider restructuring of his year by the school. “My class when I started I was in 8T and I sat next to Kenneth Nixon. I sat next to him for almost my whole time at St Joe’s because of our names being in alphabetical order. “But it wasn’t really until second year when we all got moved around into different classes that I started to enjoy school. “We were moved into Kevin McGonagle's class and our class really came together. We were a good class but really weren't that focussed. It's also where I met some of my best friends. They were the mad years.” Pinta laughs. With Pinta’s new found enthusiasm for the school, St Joseph’s was finding a new lease of life due to major investment designed to upgrade the school for the 21st century. "I think we were in third year when we heard about the money for the new school. "It was badly needed but I loved the old school, especially when the heating wasn't working and we got to go home early!" It was all change once again when Pinta was to gain another new form teacher following the departure of art teacher Kevin McGonagle. "We were viewed as one of the top classes in the year. I really enjoyed those couple of years we had with Mr McGonagle. But, that's then we got Orla Donnelly who was tougher than Kevin but the class was still good craic. "She really put us straight and she made me realise that I needed to catch myself on a bit and start thinking about my future." Due to his size and athleticism Pinta's favourite lesson was undoubtedly PE. "Being from a sporting family it was always going to happen that I'd get involved in sports. "I always tried my hardest to get into the school teams. I always played football and I enjoyed Gaelic.

Pinta taking on Jose De La Llera at St Columbs Hall

"You always have your favourite teachers and because I enjoyed sport every PE teacher kind of took to me; Teachers like Paul Gibbons and Gerry McShane - I never had any bother with them. "I couldn't understand how people never wanted to do PE. I'd look at the boys at the side and think these are the best lessons in school why don't you want to get involved." Soccer has always been the dominating sport in St Joseph's since the school opened in 1963, however for Pinta his first memory of representing the school was as a second year playing for the Gaelic football team. "I can't really remember by first football match but I remember my first Gaelic match for the school. I was second year and I was playing in midfield with Cormac Carlin and we lost that match. "I also remember the match were three of us got sent off. That match was madness, I was sent off and I think it was the last time we all played together. "But being in the school teams really helped my confidence. The teachers there really helped develop my skills." With large parts of the new school still under-construction Pinta left St Joseph's after completing his GCSE's were he decided to attend the North West Regional College (NWRC) to obtain a trade in plumbing. It was a move that Pinta openly admits to being a major mistake. "It was a big void when I left after fifth year. I did two years of plumbing and looking back it was the two worst years of my life. "I really missed the craic in school, I missed my friends and how easy it was in school. "Being under the pressure of getting a trade was something I didn't like and I always remember our year head Sean McLaughlin

saying to us, 'You don't want to end up in a dead-end job', that stuck in my head during those two years and that's when I went back to the Tech. "When I went back I did a National Diploma in sports science, then I did a HND in leisure management." With all these qualifications Pinta embarked on a career as a fitness instructor and qualified personal trainer. "Each course and qualification just opened up more and more doors for me to go down the fitness route and I haven't really looked back since. "I've even considered being a teacher. My brother's a teacher and I'll only have one year in university to do to be a teacher so it's something that I haven't ruled out.” Boxing has always captured the hearts of Derry people with local heroes such as Charlie Nash and former middleweight contender John Duddy; however with the rise of mixed martial arts and other combat sports, Pinta found his niche as a kickboxer, a decision which would eventually lead him to become a multi-weight world champion. "Kickboxing came after school. I moved out to Killea when I was 17 and I had nothing to do out there. "I was always bored but I kept hearing about the kickboxing and Paddy Toland's name so I went out to give it a try. "I wasn't expecting to fight or anything it was just to keep fit and another sport to take up and it really took off.” Pinta's coach and mentor Paddy Toland is a former three time world kickboxing champion. It was he who recognised Pinta's potential as a future champion. "I think he seen my dedication more than anything. I lived down the street from the


Redstar's Kevin McDaid, takes a tumble after this exchange with Newton Heath's Gareth Wright at Lisnagelvin.

1-0 Newton Heath.

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Gareth Wright (Newton Heath) tries to say ahead of Paul Ryan (Redstar)

Mark McLaughlin in action for Newton Heath against Redstar

Redstar’s Vinney Barr, on ther ball, marked closely by Newton Heath’s Ronan Mooney.

Redstar’s Sam McCorkell and Newton Heath’s Mark McLaughlin chase this loose pass

Redstar 1, Newton Heath 1


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Ferry Steadies The Ship

Red Star Victory Places Them In Pole Position By Paul McGinty Red Star went into this match with Newton Heath a solitary point behind the league leaders Drumahoe. With one less played, it was a match for them that would see them overtake the leaders & give them more of a psychological advantage going into the last game against Drumahoe as the Title always hinged on the outcome between the match between them irrespective of this fixture. On a windswept Wednesday evening at Lisnagelvin, which were far from ideal conditions for playing, both teams kicked off, but it was Newton who seemed to start the brighter, when after 5 minutes the Heath winger lobbed a ball into the box from the left and was adjudged by the referee to have struck Paul grace on his outstretched arm as he attempted to head the ball away. The penalty was awarded to the dismay of the Red Star players, and up stepped Andy Dunne to finish well by placing the ball to Kevin Kelly’s right & into the back of the net, 0-1 to Newton. It was only then that Red Star started to wake up from their stupor and started applying pressure in the midfield area, releasing the ball down the flanks and it was there where they looked ever increasingly likely to break down the Heath rearguard and eventually score. On 10 minutes, Kevin McDaid was bundled over by his opposing player on the corner of the 18yd box for a free kick. Ciaran Ferry stepped up to take it & tried curling the ball towards the keepers near post, but it only ended up bouncing off the Heath wall who in turn cleared their lines of the danger. The game was only 15 mins old when a bustling McDaid received the ball down the right hand wing & ran with it until squaring it to Paul Ryan who was in the box closely marked by Gary Dunne, Ryan turned Dunne on the inside & Dunne caught his standing leg, and the referee immediately blew for another penalty. Ryan himself stepped up to take it, and calmly tucked it into the right hand corner of the net and the game was level pegging. Red Star’s tails were now up, and the midfield

were applying more and more pressure, more notably from Sam McCorkell, who was fighting tooth & nail for every ball spilling into the middle of the pitch, and 20 minutes of the match had now elapsed when McCorkell ran 25 yards towards the edge of the Newton Box when Ferry played him in, McCorkell managed to jink past 3 defenders in quick succession before slotting the ball underneath the body of the keeper and into the net, to make it 2-1 to Red Star. The Star now had the bit between their teeth, and within five minutes later, they went 2 goals clear when Dee O’Hara, played the ball into the path of Ferry, who did not hesitate to leather the ball from all of 35 yards into the top corner of the net. The purple patch continued for Red Star when 2 further minutes of the game had elapsed, and Ferry played in Ryan down the right hand side, who in turn unselfishly pulled the ball back to a much better positioned McDaid to tap the ball from six yards into the back of the net to make it 4-1 just before the break. Half time: Red Star 4 Newton Heath 1 The second half seen Red Star start as they finished the first, they were passing the ball well, even though they did not show the same urgency to go forward after first going a goal down. To Heath’s credit they also kept plugging away, when it would have been easier for them to drop their heads after the break. Heath, very nearly pulled one back on 55 minutes when “massive” tried a long range effort from 40 yards that was making it’s way into the top corner of the net, but Kelly made up the ground well across his nets to get a vital hand to stop it from going in, and on 60 minutes, Andy Dunne should have done better when he was slotted in by Paul Sheerin, to be one on one with the keeper, only for him to somehow scuff his shot wide with the heel of his boot!! Heath were then awarded a free on the left hand side in the 65th minute, and a diagonal ball was pumped into the box and into the feet of an unmarked Dunne, who even


RED STAR. Drumahoe. Newton Heath. Tamnaherin. Rocking Chair. Northside Alb. Sion Swifts. Foyle Ath.

had time to take it down from 10 yards before placing it into the net beyond the reach of Kelly to reduce the deficit to two. Ryan, marked by two defenders, was played a ball up to him at the edge of the box who shifted the ball to his left for Ferry who was hurtling into the right hand side of the box, unleashed a ferocious shot across the keepers far side which seemed to be destined for the top corner only to be denied by a fine save by the keepers outstretched hand. Red Star slipped up again though, when some poor defending allowed Mark Ansell to cut inside the left into the penalty area to run diagonally towards goal unchallenged, and he struck the ball beautifully with the outside of his left foot to leave Red Star with the slenderest of leads. Red Star again, seemed to wake up to the danger of letting their lead slip, and started to press with a little more conviction, and the ball was played from midfield into McDaid outside the 18yd area, and after eventually digging the ball away from under his feet, struck it well to only see his effort just go over the bar!!!

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After 75 minutes, Ferry received the ball just outside the right hand corner of the penalty area, and spotted Aaron Lees making a run to the near post, he dinked in a ball that Lees managed to get his head onto, only for the keeper to parry it wide. Red Star sealed victory though five minutes from time when they caught Heath on the counter attack, and it was Ferry once again in the thick of the action when he played the ball into Paul Ryan at the halfway line, who carried the ball up towards the Heath penalty area where a Heath player was waiting for him, after dropping his left shoulder, Ryan flicked the ball to his right and got past his marker before unleashing a shot across the keeper into the inside of the net to leave Red Star with maximum points and the initiative going into the final game vs Drumahoe. Full time: Red Star 5 Newton Heath 3 Subs: Daniel Sweeney on for Paul Grace [45mins] Michael McCann on for Vinny Morrison [45 mins] Tommy Young on for Kevin McDaid [80 mins]

Page 69 SPORT North West Saturday Morning League Its fast approaching the business end of the season in the Rathmor Pre MOT Centre/TaxiCo North West Saturday Morning League with all three divisional titles going right down to the wire while relegation issues are been keenly fought at the other end of the league tables. In the Premier Division Westbank United and Phoenix Swifts are fighting it out for the Premiership crown and at present Westbank United hold a slight advantage as they sit three points clear of Phoenix Swifts with the same amount of games played and both sides meet this Saturday at The Brandywell Showground's with a win or a draw being enough to hand the title to Westbank United but a win for Phoenix Swifts would see both sides meet in a play off to decide the title. At the other end of the table Oxford United despite gallant attempts at the tail end of the season have been relegated to the Championship. In the Blue Riband Cup it will be Brandywell Celtic taking on Phoenix Swifts in the final as Brandywell Celtic beat Westbank United 3-1 in the semi finals while Phoenix Swifts had an easier passage as they beat Championship side Drumahoe 6-0 in the other semi final. The top four sides in the Premier Division all win a place in the North West of Ireland Champions League where they will meet the top four sides from the Inishowen League. In the Championship the title race there is just as tight as again it boils down to two sides as Red Star and Drumahoe will meet to decide that issue in the last league game of the season. Red Star are two points clear of Drumahoe going in to the last game and again a win or a draw will be enough to see Red Star lift their first ever title in The SML. A win for Drumahoe however would see The Villagers lift the title and this should be a really close contest but consolation for the losers will be that they will be playing their football in the Premier Division next season but both sides would have to strengthen considerably if they were to have an impact in the top flight next season. Two teams have been relegated from this division and they are Sion Swifts and Foyle Athletic who will both play in the First Division next season. In the First Division Gransha Institute look to have the league wrapped up but Ben-

bradagh Colts can still catch Gransha Institute as they have played a game less but they would need to see Gransha Institute beaten in the last three games and they would have to win all four of their remaining games to upset the odds and with both sides yet to meet for the final time this season Benbradagh look to have an impossible task with Gransha Institute still to play Top of the Hill Celtic Youth twice. With no relegation from this division and no need for the bottom clubs to reapply to the league they just have plenty of time to reflect and rebuild for next season. The Top Four Trophy has to be played for yet with the top two sides in the Championship meeting the top two sides in the First Division and both semi finals were played on Tuesday evening where Gransha Institute met Drumahoe in a local derby and Red Star met Benbradagh Colts. A new competition was introduced this season with The Supplementary Cup been played for the first time and involves sides from the Championship and First Division who failed to gain promotion. The first round of that competition has already been played. This Saturday in the quarter finals Newton Heath from the Championship take on First Division side Strabane at Prehen and the First Division side could spring a real surprise here. Top of the Hill Celtic and HML met on Tuesday night last and the winners of that tie will take on Sion Swifts at Lisnagelvin Northside Albion take on Foyle Athletic at St Columbs Park and Northside should have the measure of their opponents here. Rocking Chair face First Division opposition in Collon Celtic at the Championship side should qualify from this tie. Forthcoming Fixtures; Tuesday 1st May 2012; Top 4 Trophy semi final; Gransha Institute v Drumahoe (Riverside Stadium); Red Star v Benbradagh Colts (Lisnagelvin No 2);Supplementary Cup; (E) HML v Sion Swifts (Prehen No 6); Wednesday 2nd May 2012; Premier Division; Westbank United v Du Pont (Lisnagelvin No 2); Creggan Swifts v Phoenix Swifts (St Columbs No 3); Premier Division Creggan Swifts v Brandywell Celtic (Prehen No 6)

Premier Division

Westbank United Phoenix Swifts Creggan Swifts Clifton Villa Brandywell Celtic Clooney Rosemount Foyle Harps Du Pont Oxford United

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First Division

Gransha Institute Benbradagh Oakleaf Celtic Collon Celtic Strabane Athletic Hatmore Harps HML Top of the Hill Celtic Collegians

Phoenix Swifts v Westbank United (Showground's) Supplementary Cup quarter finals (F) Newton Heath v Strabane Athletic (Prehen No 1) (G); Top of the Hill Celtic Youth v HML/Sion Swifts (Lisnagelvin No 2) (H) Northside Albion v Foyle Athletic (St Co-

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lumbs No 3) (I) Rocking Chair v Collon Celtic (Lisnagelvin No 4) Tuesday 8th May 2012; Supplementary Cup semi final; Winners H v Winners I; Wednesday 9th May 2012; Supplementary Cup semi final; Winners G v Winners F;


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Declan needs Devine intervention Injury-stricken Derry host St Pat’s DECLAN DEVINE faces a major selection headache this weekend as his injuryblighted troops prepare for the visit of in-form St Patrick's Athletic at Brandywell Stadium. With the RTE cameras rolling into town for the Airtricity Premier Division clash, the Candystripes will be anxious to return to winning ways and begin their assent up the table. The Brandywell outfit have worryingly gone five league games without victory and have registered just three points from a possible 15 in their last five matches. And while last Friday night's share of the spoils against reigning champions Shamrock Rovers will have provided the club with a much needed lift, the sight of striker, Mark Farren hobbling off the pitch at Tallaght will have been a cause for concern for Devine. Farren will be considered a major doubt for the visit of the Dubliners on Friday night as he nurses a hamstring problem while Devine will also have to plan without the services of Patrick McEleney through suspension. And with Rory Patterson also rated doubtful, Devine will be struggling to field a potent strike-force for a game he must surely win. The Derry boss has had to deal with a host of injuries from the start of the season but he is delighted at how his depleted squad have stepped up to the plate during what has been a tough schedule of fixtures. “The players have been working so hard recently and I think they did themselves proud against Shamrock Rovers last Friday,”said Devine. “Obviously, our injuries are well-known and we had a few reserve players in the team last weekend but the experienced players we had in the team really delivered. “We had experience in all of the right players and they did the team proud.” In the absence of Farren and Patterson, a lot of pressure will be placed on the shoulders of David McDaid while Stephen McLaughlin has proven he can fill the striking role

Declan Devine’s Derry City team will be without a number of players for their clash with St Pat’s

as he did against Shamrock Rovers on their visit to Brandywell. However, Devine singled out McDaid for special mention after his strike secured a share of the points against the Dubliners in Tallaght. “David McDaid has been outstanding for Derry this season,” said Devine. “The one thing that you are guaranteed when David plays is an outburst of energy and aggression. “He’s been playing some good stuff this year and I think that he really deserved his goal against Rovers.” Devine described the last few weeks as a “tough period” but said that Derry City could start to climb the table if the players continue to improve and some of the long

term injured start to return. “I think that when we are at full strength we are more than capable of challenging anyone but we need to keep improving. “Dermot McCaffrey performed well against Rovers on Friday night and I think that he’s getting better with every performance. I told him that after the game. I think he’s starting to show what he can do. “To go to Tallaght and come away with a result with 11 men is great but to do it with 10 men is just fantastic. “When we beat Shamrock Rovers 3-0 in the Tallaght Stadium recently some said that the only reason it happened was because Rovers had a man sent-off but we had Patrick McEleney sent-off and we came away with a result.”

This Friday night’s opponents, St Pat’s are currently in fourth place in the table, five points above Derry City. And the Richmond Park side come into the game in good form having held early pacesetters, Sligo Rovers to a 1-1 draw at the Showgrounds last weekend. Derry simply can’t afford to lose too much more ground on the leaders if they are to challenge for the title, even at this early stage of the season. And the Candystripes will be anxious to go into next weekend’s Setanta Sports Cup final in confident fashion on the back of what would be an excellent win against the Dubliners and a message of intent to the rest of the division.


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Corley’s fighting talk ahead of King’s Hall show World title shot looms large for winner

PAUL McCloskey’s opponent for his King’s Hall showdown claims the Dungiven southpaw won’t last 12 rounds against him. American journeyman, DeMarcus Corley touched down in Belfast this week and the 37 year-old former world champion is fighting fit and ready to cause an upset on Saturday night. ‘Dudey’ goes into the fight – which is the headline bout in the inaugural Irish Prizefighter tournament – as firm favourite but Corley is confident the Co. Derry man won’t last the distance. Corely who boasts an impressive 38-19-1 record from a glittering professional career, is coming off a good win but he’s no stranger to losing having lost six out of his last seven fights. And despite being in the twilight of his career, he still harbours hopes of securing another shot at a world title. “I’m just staying focussed and getting ready for my fight on May 5th,” said Corley this week. “I watched McCloskey fight Breidis Prescott,” he added. “I thought Breidis won but when you fight somebody in their hometown, in

their country, if you don’t knock him out you don’t knock him down a couple of times, you’re not going to get the decision. “He’s a bit like Prince (Naseem) Hamed. He likes to showboat. He’s a clown for his crowd. Not taking nothing from him, I think it’ll be a great fight but I don’t expect the fight to go 12 rounds. Not the way I’m feeling right now and my attitude.” Should McCloskey defeat Corley on Saturday night he could be in line for a career-defining clash with Mexican legend, Juan Manuel Marquez in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas this summer. Victory will certainly catapult McCloskey into world title contention and he understands the importance of the fight. “It’s an honour to be linked with a showdown with Juan Manuel and it’s a dream fight for me,” said ‘Dudey’. “May 5th has always been a pivotal night for me as I aim to get back into World title contention, and this news (of Marquez’s approaches) has made a huge occasion even bigger. “There’s been genuine contact,” he added. “Bob Arum has mentioned me as a target.

“They want me because I’m a southpaw and they are lining up a fight with Manny Pacquiao. Marquez is a legend and a brilliant fighter but he is not unbeatable. “You see how Mayweather gave him so much trouble. So if anyone can get the job done against him it’s a guy with a style like mine.” Stepping Stone Corley, however has laughed off McCloskey’s talk of a world title shot as he sees the Dungiven man as a stepping stone towards another shot at the WBC crown himself. “It’s hard for me to get a fight because nobody wants to take a chance. I’m the threat at 140 right now. I’m going to be a bigger threat at 135 after I win this fight. “I want Antonio DeMarco at 135 pounds. I want Danny Garcia at 140. Both of them carry the WBC titles right now. “The WBC means everything to me. It’s my dream, my vision, something I want to capture.” Meanwhile, fellow Co. Derry man, Eamonn O’Kane remains unfazed about being rated favourite to claim the Prizefighter title and the £32,000 winners’ cheque.

The powerful punching Banagher man is well suited to the Prizefighter format and it comes as no surprise following the blistering start he’s made to his professional career. “I take the favourite tag with a pinch of salt,” said O’Kane. “I suppose it’s an incentive for everybody else if there’s a price tag on my head and it takes the pressure off them. “Knowing that I’m tipped as favourite I’ve had to train that extra bit harder,” he added. “It’s just made me think about it that bit more in terms of preparation and I’ll leave no stone unturned. “I really have trained very hard for this tournament. I’m not one of those that like to talk the talk and say ‘I’m the greatest’, but if everything goes to plan and if I have a bit of luck on my side, hopefully I’ll be the winner on the night. “They’re tipping me as the favourite because of what I’ve done in the past but if all these guys have trained the way they say they’ve trained then it’s going to be one hell of a competition "It’s getting exciting now. Seeing the guys up at the Giant's Causeway last week, they all look in decent enough shape. They’ve all got their bumps and bruises like I have from the sparring so it should be a good one. “It was quite relaxed between everybody. We’ve all got that bit of an edge because we’ll all be fighting each other in a week’s time. Until we know the draw it’s hard to get wound up against somebody because you don’t know if you’re fighting them. You might never fight one of them. “I finished up sparring last Saturday and then it will be just about making the weight and fine-tuning things as we get closer to the weigh-in.” O’Kane will compete against, Irish super-middleweight champion, JJ McDonagh, former Irish champion, Anthony Fitzgerald, former Prizefighter entrant Joe Rea, unbeaten Lurgan man Ryan Greene, Simon O’Donnell and Roscommon’s Darren Cruise for the right to lift the trophy in the Belfast venue. Tickets priced at £30 (unreserved), £40 (reserved balcony or unreserved floor), £60 (outer-ringside) and £100 (ringside) are available from Ticketmaster on 0844 277 4455 – UK/ Northern Ireland customers, 0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers and at www. VIP packages priced £150 are available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 and at Paul McCloskey’s fans can also buy their tickets at the prices above from Eurospar Dungiven and any EuroXchange outlet.

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The City Herald Newspaper, published in May 2012  

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The City Herald Newspaper, published in May 2012  

The City Herald Newspaper, published in May 2012