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Mariola Pacek and her daughter Natalie fly their kites on Dollymount Strand at the second Dublin Kite Fest yesterday at North Bull Island in Clontarf. More than 14,000 people from around the country turned out for the festival Picture: jason clarke

Enda: I won’t be EC chief JEAN-ClAudE Juncker will be the next president of the European Commission, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said – seemingly putting himself firmly out of the running. Speaking to Gay Byrne on RTÉ last night, Mr Kenny said: ‘I don’t see any circumstance in which Jean-Claude Juncker will not become the president of the commission.’ He added: ‘I’ve a job to do here and I’m happy and privileged to do that job as Taoiseach.’ The choice of the former luxembourg prime minister is a controversial one, with British prime minister david Cameron strongly opposed to him. However, he is the preferred candidate of the European People’s Party, the largest party in the European parliament, to which Fine Gael is aligned. Nine leaders, including French president Francois Hollande and Italy’s Matteo Renzi, have declared their support for Mr Juncker, while Angela Merkel and her centre-left coalition partner have also cut a deal over Juncker: Preferred

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by angharad wIllIaMs Juncker’s appointment. Mr Cameron is understood to have been in favour of Mr Kenny as a compromise candidate. Today, Mr Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will meet with European Council president Herman van Rompuy to spell out their concerns and open a debate about alternative candidates. Mr Cameron will risk deepening divisions between the uK and Eu by forcing leaders from across the 28-member bloc to vote on the issue at the European Council summit this week unless his counterparts are prepared to consider an alternative candidate. He is arguing that the Commission’s head should be chosen by national leaders rather than the European Parliament, which is backing Mr Juncker. Warning he will make it more difficult for renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with Brussels before a referendum in 2017, Mr Cameron said Mr Juncker could increase the likelihood of Britain leavConcerns: Cameron ing the Eu.

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Shooting stars of this daring skydiving team turn themselves into human fireworks

Night fall: Gunpowder and fireworks are strapped to their legs

So, whose bright idea was this..?

YOU might think skydiving was already a stupidly dangerous hobby. But a group of adrenaline junkies has taken it to a new level, by strapping fireworks to themselves as they fall to earth at 190km/h. After jumping from 4,100m, The Fastrax burn like meteors for about 45 seconds while hanging on to each other’s arms during a free fall. When they get to 1,520m they have to carefully release their parachutes while avoiding the flames, which can shoot high in the air, before lighting another set of fireworks. The result is an incredible light show

Trailblazers: Sparks can fly hundreds of feet up in the air as the team of four descend

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illuminating the night sky. The leader of the American team, John Hart, said: ‘When we exit the aircraft you feel a lot of energy, it’s pitch black apart from our electronic lights that we use to find each other. ‘It’s pretty cool how we can actually create firework shows as we jump. It looks like a meteor when we’re falling through the sky with flames flying behind us. ‘Other people do it with theatrical pyrotechnics but it’s not genuine – they’re small and there’s no risk involved.’

Spotify figures to be included in weekly music singles charts MUSIC streaming on services such as Spotify is to be included in a singles chart for the first time next month. Under a new deal, 100 songs played through on-demand services – which also include the likes of Deezer and Napster – will be counted as equal to one physical sale in the UK’s Official Singles Chart from Sunday, July 6. So far this year, the average weekly figures volume of streaming is 70 times greater than combined sales of downloads and singles.

With some of the services offering free ad-funded accounts, it marks the first time chart positions could be affected without music fans making a purchase. The move – which has been backed by the music industry – reflects the explosion in streaming which has occurred in recent months with audio streams rising from around 100million a week in January of last year, to 200million at the start of this year in the UK and peaked at 268million. On average the number of weekly

streams for 2014 is currently at 228million, while the level of single sales trails significantly at 3.2million. Get Lucky by Daft Punk was the first to generate one million plays in a week, and since then Rather Be by Clean Bandit and Waves by Mr Probz have achieved 1.5million streams in a week. To qualify, songs must be streamed for a minimum of 30 seconds and there will be controls in place to stop users playing songs in order to manipulate the chart.

Beetle juiced: This turbocharged VW Beetle can do 0-100kph in 2.1sec – quicker than a Bugatti Veyron. It’s been built to race in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship Picture: SWNS

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Emergency Tributes paid to Guildford Four’s Conlon landing for light aircraft

Dead boy, 13, tried to save girls in pond TRIbuTES have been paid to the 13-year-old boy who died on Saturday after a swimming tragedy in west Dublin the previous day. The incident which claimed the life of Ricky Osagie, happened at about 6.15pm at Waterville Hall, in blanchardstown, near to James Connolly Memorial Hospital. It is believed Ricky came to the aid of two teenage girls who got into difficulties in the water. All three were taken to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The girls are believed to be in a stable condition. In a statement on its website, Ricky’s school, St Declan’s College in Cabra, said it was with ‘profound sadness’ they learned of his death.

Liberty Hall lights up for Dublin Pride LIbERTY Hall will be illuminated in rainbow-coloured lights each night this week to celebrate Dublin’s Pride Festival. The Siptu headquarters will don the colours of the Lesbian, Gay, bisexual and Transgender (LGbT) flag in a ‘demonstration of solidarity’ with the community, it said. The lights will shine between 10pm and 7am each night until next Saturday when the festival ends with the Dublin Pride Parade, which begins at the Garden of Remembrance at midday and finishes at Merrion Square Park at 1.45pm. Last year more than 36,000 people took part in the march.

‘When he’s being eulogised today, those people should look in the mirror and say “What did I do for those individuals?”’

‘Gerry had a bigger burden to carry’

Mr Hill, who lives in the US, said: ‘We felt abandoned for many, many years’. Portrayed by actor Daniel DayLewis in the Oscar-nominated In

the Name of the Father, Conlon continued to campaign on behalf of those in prison he believed were innocent. Mr Hill claimed that what happened to himself and Mr Conlon was a greater miscarriage of justice than those who died in Guildford. He added that because Mr Conlon’s father Guiseppe was also jailed for life, he had a ‘bigger burden to carry than the rest of us. He would be first to admit he didn’t deal with it well.’

Conlon: ‘He didn’t deal with it well’

Raunchy church scene cut from video amid outrage by AngHARAD wiLLiAMs A SCENE showing a partially-clothed couple canoodling on the altar of a Catholic Church in Belfast has been removed from a controversial music video, following a number of complaints from the religious community. DJ Wilkinson’s Half Light video was shot at various locations in Belfast and has clocked up more than 760,000 views on YouTube. A sequence which was filmed, without permission, in the Good Shepherd Church on the Ormeau Road came in for criticism after being brought to the attention of clergy. A statement from the Diocese of Down and Connor maintained that: ‘The behaviour in the video was a desecration of the Church and caused most grievous distress to the parish priest and if viewed by the parishioners would cause severe hurt and distress to the wider parish community.’ It went on to claim that ‘no permission was either sought or granted to film the interior of the parish church within the context of any conduct or activities that were not relating to prayer or homage and in accordance with the sanctity of the Church.’ The offending footage has since been removed. It’s not the first time the filming of a raunchy pop video has caused a stir in Northern Ireland. In 2011, Rihanna got her marching orders after an Irish farmer objected to her peeling off her clothes while filming on his land. The Umbrella singer was recording a video for We Found Love with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris in a field near Bangor, Co Down when devout Christian Alan Graham asked the filming to stop.

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INVESTIGATORS will today begin a technical examination of an aircraft which crashed shortly after take-off in the midlands. The Cessna 206 light aircraft had taken off from Abbeyshrule aerodrome in Co Longford on Saturday afternoon with five people on board, including the pilot, none of whom were hurt. Some of the passengers were due to take part in parachute jumps, but the plane got into difficulty shortly after take-off. It appeared to lose power and the pilot had to make an emergency landing. He managed to land the aircraft, which had damage to its nose, in a field about 5km from the aerodrome.

‘Gerry is finally released’ Paul Hill of the Guildford Four said yesterday of Gerry Conlon, who died on Saturday. The 60-year-old was one of four men wrongly convicted of the 1974 Guildford pub bombings. He died at his home in Belfast following a battle with cancer. Speaking to rTe’s This Week yesterday, Mr Hill said it was ironic politicians and journalists who had ignored him when he was in jail were now eulogising Mr Conlon.

The great Irish bake-off MOTORISTS on the M50 could have been forgiven for thinking Christmas, or at least winter, had come early on Saturday after a strange dusting of white powder covered the motorway at Blanchardstown. When gardaí got to the scene they found not a meteorological anomaly but an equally unusual

covering of flour. Packets of the white stuff had fallen from a lorry and spread across the motorway. The incident happened at 10am on Saturday and despite the stretch of motorway at Junction Six southbound being closed for nearly two hours, gardaí deemed the clean-up ‘a piece of cake’.

Kenny voices ‘sadness’ over medical cards

Regrets: Enda Kenny

TAOISeACH enda Kenny has expressed his regret at how changes to the medical card system ‘got out of hand’. Speaking on last night’s rTÉ’s The Meaning Of Life programme, Mr Kenny said: ‘I react with a sense of sadness that it got out of hand, it shouldn’t. ‘In changing the system to have

equality of assessment it forgot that that assessing process left aside or presented enormous strains for people, so I hope we can rectify that.’ Mr Kenny spoke on a wide range of topics, from the medical card controversy to how he met his wife Fionnuala in Leinster House. ‘Obviously I was very attracted to

her... I have never met anybody like her in the sense of an attraction there that I just couldn’t resist,’ the Fine Gael leader said. Answering questions put to him by Gay Byrne, Mr Kenny also spoke about his faith from his childhood to today, and about his three siblings who died in childhood before he was born.


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Priceless manuscripts to go on show after preservation

FOUR ancient manuscripts are to undergo special preservation work to be digitised and put on show beside the Book of Kells. The priceless works, including the earliest known surviving Irish parchment of the four gospels, will be treated, technically examined and recorded as part of Trinity College’s world-renowned library collection.

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The oldest is The Codex Usserianius Primus, an incomplete manuscript which dates from the fifth century. Another is the eighth century Book of Dimma, possibly produced at Roscrea, Co Tipperary, containing the gospels and illuminated initials and portraits of the evangelists.

The remaining two are the Book of Mulling, an eighth-century illuminated pocket-gospel associated with the monastery of St Mullins in Co Carlow, and the Garland of Howth, also from the eighth century, a parchment manuscript associated with St Nessan’s monastery on Ireland’s Eye. Susie Bioletti, head of conservation at Trinity, said the funding for the

Land of a thousand welcomes Founder of Chernobyl Children International Adi Roche shows her delight as she welcomes Vika, Natasha and Irena at Shannon Airport as the first plane arrived into the country from the region affected by a nuclear disaster. As part of the charity’s annual programme, the children will stay in Ireland for a summer of rest and recuperation Picture: PreSS 22

Fire puts online clothing store temporarily on ice ASOS suspended its website yesterday after a fire tore through its only British warehouse. The clothing giant will be offline for days, delaying deliveries, leaving customers in limbo, and potentially losing out on thousands in sales. Piles of clothes lay outside the warehouse yesterday and it is feared tonnes more were destroyed in the fire that ripped through four floors. More than 50 firefighters were called on Friday night to the firm’s headquarters in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, which handles

£1.2billion (€1.5bn) in sales a year. No one was injured but 500 staff were evacuated. In a letter to customers on its website, Asos said: ‘Dear customers, We have pressed pause on the ASOS website, this is due to a fire in our Barnsley distribution centre in the early hours of Saturday morning. ‘Thankfully no one was hurt and we expect to be back to normal in a day or so. Please hold on to your orders, we will be back with you soon.’ It added: ‘Don’t worry you’ll be able to shop soon.’

project from Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the most generous grant the library has secured for work on early Irish manuscripts. Once conserved, the manuscripts will be made available via Trinity College Dublin Library’s digital collections and exhibited alongside the Book of Kells, the Book of Durrow and the Book of Armagh.

River body arrest A MAN has been charged with assaulting and falsely imprisoning Patryk Krupa, whose body was recovered from the River Shannon on Friday night. The 23-year-old’s partially submerged remains were found on the outskirts of Athlone, Co Westmeath. Leszek Sychulec, 32, of Drinan, Ballymahon, Co Longford, was remanded in custody to appear at a sitting of Cloverhill District Court on June 27. Mr Sychulec was heckled by a crowd as he entered and left Athlone District Court.

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Elephant joins a friendly herd after her parents were killed by ivory poachers

Where the buffalo roam... Best of friends: Nzhou with the buffalo on the Zimbabwe conservation area PICTUREs: CaTERs

LUMBERING across the savannah, Nzhou is the queen of the herd – but it’s not the one you’d think. Instead of keeping pace with a majestic procession of elephants, the 46-year-old towers over a group of buffalo. She was accepted by the horned herd on the Imire Black Rhino and Wildlife Conservation area after her parents were culled by ivory hunters in the 1970s. Judy Travers, one of the owners of the Zimbabwe wildlife park, said: ‘Nzhou is the matriarch of the entire farm

by NicOLE LE MARiE but she chooses to spend her time with the buffalo. ‘We have tried to reintroduce her to the elephant herd on the farm but she’s really happy where she is. ‘She’s very nurturing towards calves and their mums, but can put her big foot down towards the mature bulls.’ The conservation area protects animals that are hunted in the wild. Elephants roam alongside black rhinos on 4,000ha (10,000 acres) of land.

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NEiL PATRick HARRis, 40, is best known as Doogie Howser, MD and Barney in How I Met Your Mother. He’s also a dab hand at magic tricks Tell us about your role in the new film, A Million Ways To Die In The West? I run the small-town moustacherie.

Be serious! No, that’s for real. My character’s name is Foy and I have a lovely, well-coiffed handlebar moustache and steal Seth MacFarlane’s girlfriend. Did you grow a moustache for real? I did not. I actually don’t

know that I could ever, physically, grow a handlebar moustache. I’ve done stubble. I like the stubble. For a really awkward television movie about 15 years ago, I had a moustache and glasses and it was... jarring. It was not something I’d like to repeat.

You have an eclectic movie CV, from Starship Troopers to Harold & Kumar Get The Munchies. But why did you star in The Smurfs movies?

There are different reasons to make all kinds of different movies. Having done a sitcom for a while, the chance came to make a move in feature films. And a franchise like The Smurfs is a valuable tool on a

global market. If it’s successful, it puts you on a smaller list of actors who have been in movies that are profitable, so then you advance your opportunities to be on those lists for future jobs. Plus I had kids of my own and I wanted to put my little marker on to the baby demographic. It was easier than being a Teletubby: that make-up takes forever to take off.

How do you and your fiancé, David, juggle childcare for your three-year-old twins?

They’re still on the younger side so it’s more about quality time right now than it is number of hours during the day. David takes them to the park and we try to get to have dinner with them. They also have gymnastics, football and art class. Thankfully, I’m not the largest part of their day. They’re like sponges so they’re taking in lots.

You are very much an allround entertainer... I’d use the word ‘raconteur’. [chuckles]

Did you turn down hosting the Letterman Show because you were worried about being ‘bored’? I’m bummed that

that word got quotation marks around it. I do think the repetition of something like that would have got to me. I’m most proud of the diversity in the career I’ve chosen. That within a year I can play Barney on How I Met Your Mother, a sitcom; I can play Desi, the dramatic counterpoint to Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl; I can play Foy, the ridiculous anti-hero in A Million Ways To Die In The West; and Hedwig, a transgender East German rock star [in Hedwig And The Angry Inch] on Broadway. It means I can’t feel too complacent and rely on the same small bag of tricks.

I hear you’re into magic?

Doing magic is my hobby and it’s sort of how I process information. I was the president of a private club in LA called The Magic Castle.

Do you have a signature party trick? I have been working

towards mentalism more than anything. I’m good at predicting what words or cards or suggestions people will say. Derren Brown’s show leaves you so gobsmacked in the most brilliant way. I’m infatuated by turn-of-the-century

I have a lovely, well-coiffed handlebar moustache and steal Seth MacFarlane’s girlfriend stage magic, where you might actually be convinced that night that there are spirits alive.

When did the magic start? From being a kid.

There was a magic store in a town a couple of hours away from where I grew up. So rather than save my money for baseball cards or stamps or coins, I’d save up and go buy a card trick or a small little illusion.

You have more than 8.5million followers on Twitter. Do you feel a weight of responsibility when you tweet? Ha ha! When Twitter was

smaller scale, I was freer to criticise the service I was getting at a restaurant or to talk about how much I did or didn’t like a TV show. But with that many followers you have to be more political about it. Thankfully, I control my own Twitter. I don’t have someone writing tweets for me – I do like the fact that I can just say something straight away, as opposed to going through a publicist.

You tweeted recently for advice on buying a good memory foam mattress: did you find one? You know, I’m

just not into the memory foam. I roll from one side to the other and end up stuck in a hole I feel like I can’t get out of. David and I just bought a mattress, actually, with individual coils and a layer of cooling gel. I sleep hot, if you know what I mean? Larushka


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Spank you: Miley Cyrus gives a dancer a slap during the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium picture: pa

Lana: Tattoos help cure my loneliness Lana Del Rey says her tattoos help her feel less lonely. The singer recently got ‘Nina & Billie’ inked on her chest because having the names of her jazz influences makes her feel connected to people. ‘I’ve been touring for three years and it gets lonely,’ she said. ‘I like the idea of carrying

someone with me, so I’m bringing Nina [Simone] and Billie [Holiday] on the road.’ The star, 27, features tattoo artist Mark Mahoney in the video for her hit Shades Of Cool. ‘He’s a big inspiration in my life,’ she told France Inter radio station’s Laura Leishman Project show.

Potter fans wanted to adopt me, says Felton Harry Potter actor Tom Felton may be a grown adult now but he has revealed how obsessive fans have tried to adopt him in the past. The 26-year-old, who found fame as Draco Malfoy in the film adaptations of JK rowling’s books, says his following have been known to take his role to twisted levels. ‘it’s always a bit of fun for me, the dark side of things. i’m not actually thinking of being a reckless criminal or evil mastermind,’ he said. ‘some people revel in the darker side of it, which is a little odd. i’ve had a couple of proposals from people who want to adopt me. A few requests to change my name legally to Malfoy. Gifts of homemade potions and spells. i have to admire the level of dedication.’

Nicole’s sounds of silence Nicole Scherzinger ditched five albums-worth of material in her mission to scrape together a comeback, she has revealed. The 35-year-old had created a whole album to coincide with the release of her 2013 track Boomerang – but the tunes may never be heard. ‘Boomerang is a standalone single. I don’t know if those songs will ever be heard but that’s just part of it,’ the former Pussycat Doll revealed. ‘Maybe one day I’ll release songs for my fans,’ she told DigitalSpy.

iley Cyrus left concert organisers sweating for all the wrong reasons when she managed to side-step ttheir heir swearing ban at a ffamily concert. she was warned to clean up her act at British radio station Capital FM’s starstudded summertime Ball on a scorching saturday after sound engineers were drafted in to filter out her F-bombs. Ho However, the 21-year-old managed to dodge attempts to keep things ‘PG’ when she served up a volley of expletives and drug references which were heard by youngsters in the Wembley stadium crowd. she even boasted to unsuspecting parents her antics were ‘toned down’ compared to her performances on her X-rated Bangerz tour. A source said: ‘it was a family event and Miley was swearing a lot. saying f*** a lot and no one was supposed to swear. Her dancers were also prancing around with giant spliffs. There were a lot of kids in the audience.’ A second insider told how event

Ora’s got a mystery man Rita Ora isn’t wasting any time getting over Calvin Harris after the fast mover was spotted out and about with a hunky mystery fella. tly The 23-year-old, who recently as split from the Scottish DJ, was adspotted decked out in headto-toe Moschino as she ite partied at new celeb favourite ondon. Chiltern Firehouse in London. ing As the R.I.P singer was leaving te the trendy hotspot, her date o for the evening appeared to be trying to hold her hand ed into before they were ushered a car and driven to Scotch nightclub in Mayfair, where they partied until 4am. een Meanwhile, Harris was seen minute partying just an eight-minute drive away at Mahiki with iend Ellie Goulding. mutual friend


organisers attempted to scupper Miley’s predictable shock showing. ‘A couple of people had asked what was in place to stop her swearing. ‘There was a bit of controversy early on,’ he said. Cyrus didn’t seem to care that her little sister, 14-year-old Noah, was party to her foul-mouthed spectacle when she joined her on stage. And it was little surprise the us singer didn’t stick around to answer questions or do interviews, instead jumping on a private jet and heading for europe’s drugs capital, Amsterdam. Other stars on stage at the Ball included Cheryl Cole, 30, Pharrell Williams, 41, and X Factor star ella Henderson, 18, who was celebrating ahead of her second week at the top of the charts with her single Ghost. A Capital spokesperson was quizzed about Cyrus’s on-stage behaviour but he could only shrug his shoulders and say: ‘it’s Miley.’


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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian staged a toddler’s version of Coachella when they spared no expense to put on a ‘Kidchella’ festival for their daughter North’s first birthday. A huge ferris wheel, bouncy castle, face-painting and snow cones were the order of the day as the Kardashian clan came together to celebrate North in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Kelly Osbourne reckons she is proof that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger after revealing she diced with death while hooked on drugs. The 29-year-old opened up about her addiction that got worse in 2002 when mother Sharon, 61, was diagnosed with cancer. ‘For so long I sat back and said to myself, “Why me?” Why did I almost kill myself with drugs? Why did my mum almost die from cancer?’ she told BWatt Magazine. But she said she would be ‘an ignorant brat’ to think she was ‘the only person facing challenges like this’.

No entry: Cara Delevingne was ready to stop traffic when she turned into a naturist during a visit to Bali. The British supermodel dared to go bare in the fields, rescuing her modesty with a road sign and two torches during a photo shoot which the 21-year-old supermodel shared with her 1.69million followers on Instagram.

Demi Lovato has admitted life after rehab is still a daily struggle. The singer, who entered a clinic in 2010 for depression and an eating disorder, confessed she still has bad days. ‘There have been days when it has felt really easy and I’ve felt great about where I am. But then I have moments when it’s not. That’s life,’ she told Seventeen magazine. The 17-yearold also offered fans some dating advice, saying it’s a good idea not to become too reliant on someone ‘in case that person disappears from your life’.

Dan eyes Robin’s cape now Potter has ended


AnIel RAdClIFFe says he is ready to swap his wand for some spandex and tights after revealing his desire to play a screen superhero. The 24-year-old Harry Potter star said he would have loved to have been playing Bruce Wayne’s side-kick when the caped crusader returns to cinemas in 2016. ‘If they reboot [Batman] again, I’ll do that, too,’ the British actor said, before remembering that the franchise was being revisited soon. ‘It’s happening isn’t it? With Ben Affleck. I could be Robin. I’m perfect.’ Although Radcliffe may be winning rave reviews on Broadway for his role in The Cripple of Inishmaan, he confessed he’s been think-


ing of england as they toil in Brazil. ‘england’s World Cup failure is

almost nostalgic for me now. It is such a feature from my life and my childhood that it’s like, “Aw! It’s nice!”’ he laughed. He also explained who he will be supporting now that Steven Gerrard and the boys are out of the competition. ‘I go with the thing that the team that knocks you out is the team you should support,’ he told Buzzfeed. ‘I’m not going to support Italy or Uruguay. I’m rooting for Costa Rica now. They are getting through. They are playing amazing.’ Radcliffe went on to show his soft side when asked about the last thing that brought a tear to his eye, saying: ‘Undefeated, which you should all watch. It’s a sports documentary about a high school football team. I cried – I think four times.’

Robert Pattinson was oblivious to the weekend’s glorious sunshine after he declared he can’t stand being back in his native Britain for too long as it makes him depressed. The Twilight star says he’ll happily take sun-drenched LA or the baking heat of the Aussie outback any day over returning to his grey London roots. ‘I spent two months back in England recently, which was nice, but I like to go back to LA. I always go back to England at Christmas time and get so depressed that I’m glad to get back to Los Angeles. I guess it’s my home at the moment,’ said the 28-year-old. The heartthrob recently filmed his new flick Rover down in Oz and said despite being in the middle of nowhere the anonymity was a luxury. ‘I just loved it,’ he said. ‘I wasn’t worrying about anyone trying to sneak up on me or anything so I found it incredibly peaceful and relaxing.’

Sia: Weed scrambled my brain Hit machine Sia Furler reckons her bipolar disorder was brought on by her childhood cannabissmoking. The Aussie songwriter – who has penned ditties for Rihanna and Britney Spears – said drugs played a bigger role than her troubled upbringing in harming her mental health. ‘I refrain from blaming my parents,’ said the 38-year-old, who recently revealed she had tried to kill herself. ‘What I do think is that I smoked too much pot when I was a kid. It f****d my brain up.’ The composer – who had her own US hit with Chandelier – recalled her childhood relationship with mentally ill father Phil Colson, who had a second self called ‘Stan’. ‘Phil was the best dad ever but when Stan came around stuff got scary,’ she told the Howard Stern Show.




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McLaren man impaled on fence post in horror crash

Wrecked: Rescue workers had to cut the driver from the overturned McLaren 650S after he was impaled on a fence

A McLAREN worker was impaled on a fence post after losing control of a €250,000 supercar and flipping it on to its roof. The driver was airlifted to hospital with a wooden pole still sticking out of his chest after crashing the McLaren 650S on a country road. He was taking the sports car, a favourite with celebrities such as Paris Hilton, back to McLaren’s factory when it left the road and overturned. A spokesman for McLaren said: ‘The car was being driven by an employee. There are a limited number of employees who are

permitted to drive our cars and they have to pass an intensive driving course. This man did exceptionally well on our course and had been driving our cars for a long time.’ McLaren, which is based in the UK town of Woking in Surrey, was working with police to find out how the crash in Sussex happened. ‘Out of respect for his family we have been asked not to discuss his condition,’ the spokesman added. Paramedics worked on the motorist at the scene and he was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in London. His injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

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Now you see it..: These Nasa images of Saturn’s moon Titan show the mysterious island, circled in red, appearing in 2013. It was absent when the Cassini probe took pictures in 2007 Pictures: Nasa/Pa A MYSTERIOUS ‘magic island’ has appeared out of nowhere on Saturn’s giant moon, Titan. Scientists cannot explain the bright transient feature but say it could be the result of waves, bubbles, or buoyant solid matter. The object was noticed by flipping between radar images of the liquid methane and ethane sea, Ligeia Mare.

They were taken by the Cassini space probe which has been exploring the Saturnian system since 2004. Before July 2013, the sea, made from what is essentially lighter fuel, appeared flat and devoid of features, including waves. Then the object, dubbed ‘magic island’ by scientists, materialised, only to vanish in later images.

Increasing smog ‘will kill millions more worldwide’ SMOG could become an increasing cause of illness and death in coming years – with climate change to blame, scientists have predicted. Up to 55 per cent of the world’s population may be affected by more frequent and longer bouts of air pollution. Stagnant air often leads to higher levels of heart and lung disease. India, Mexico and western parts of the US are most at risk. Each year, poor air quality causes an estimated 2.6million to 4.4million premature deaths around the world.

by AiDAn RADnEDgE ‘This discovery tells us that the liquids in Titan’s northern hemisphere are not simply stagnant and unchanging, but rather that changes do occur,’ said scientist Jason Hofgartner, from Cornell University in New York. ‘We don’t know precisely what caused this to appear, but we’d like to

study it further. Several different processes, such as wind, rain and tides, might affect the methane and ethane lakes on Titan,’ he added. ‘We want to see the similarities and differences from geological processes that occur here on Earth. Ultimately, it will help us understand better our own liquid environments.’ Titan has weather systems similar to

Missing jet pilot now ‘chief suspect’ in search for MH370 THE captain of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is now the ‘chief suspect’ in a police investigation into the mystery. Capt Zaharie Shah reportedly used a home simulator to practise take-off and landings in remote airstrips in the Indian Ocean. The father of three, 53, also made no social or work commitments after March 8, when the jet vanished with 239 people on board.

those of watery Earth, with wind and rain carving out strikingly familiar landscapes. Huygens, a European Space Agency probe deployed from Cassini, landed on Titan in January 2005. The craft touched down on a flat, damp, sandy plain covered with ice pebbles. Details of the new discovery are in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Midwives, not meddling, is what’s best for mothers MILLIONS of mothers are having their health put at risk by the ‘over-medicalisation’ of pregnancy, a study has revealed. Some 20million child-bearing women face short and long-term illness from the over-use and under-use of medical interventions such as Caesarean sections, research in The Lancet journal said. Danish experts also said increasing midwife coverage by a quarter could halve the annual rate of 300,000 maternal childbirth deaths by 2030, with midwifery key to post-natal health in richer countries.



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Goalie ‘attacks’ her sister cyclists killed by pig truck

AMERicA: Double Olympic champion goalkeeper Hope Solo has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. The Seattle Reign footballer, 32, was found reportedly drunk by officers at her sibling’s home in Seattle, at 1am on Saturday. She will appear in court today.

pope: Torture is grave sin VATicAn ciTy: Pope Francis has called on Christians to work together to abolish torture – condemning it as a ‘grave sin’. The pontiff also called on the faithful to unite and support victims of such atrocities. He noted during his Sunday address that Thursday marks UN day for torture victims.

spAin: Two cyclists died and a third was injured when a truck carrying pigs overturned. They were in team training when the lorry fell on them in Caparroso, Navarre, yesterday. The road was sealed off while police investigated the cause of the accident.

Two die in hunt for boys isRAEL: Two Palestinians were shot dead by troops yesterday as part of a crackdown on Hamas. A mentally ill man was killed in a West Bank refugee camp while another died in clashes in Ramallah. Israel has accused the Islamist group of abducting three Israeli teenagers on June 12.

iran ‘strongly opposed’ to Us intervention to help Baghdad by AHMED RAsHEED IRAN’S supreme leader has accused the United States of trying to retake control of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries, as Sunni insurgents drove toward Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s US condemnation comes after President Barack Obama offered to send 300 military advisers in response to pleas from Iraq’s government. It had been hoped that old enemies Washington and Tehran might cooperate to defend their mutual ally in Baghdad after two weeks of swift territorial gains by Sunni Islamists. Yesterday, militants overran a second frontier post on the Syrian border as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) pursues the goal of its own caliphate straddling both countries. ‘We are strongly opposed to US intervention in Iraq,’ IRNA news agency quoted Khamenei as saying. ‘We don’t approve of it as we believe the Iraqi

government, nation and religious authorities are capable of ending the sedition.’ Some Iraqi observers interpreted his remarks as a warning not to try to handpick any Iran: ‘Warning’ successor to prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, amid speculation he may be pushed to quit over a crisis for which many in the West hold him responsible after eight years of Shi’ite-led government has alienated minority Sunnis. Speaking in Cairo, Secretary of State John Kerry said the US ‘would like the Iraqi people to find leadership that is prepared to represent all of the people of Iraq, to be inclusive and share power.’ The ISIS offensive involving Sunni tribes and Saddam loyalists has seen swathes of northern and western Iraq fall, including the city of Mosul.

Putin backs Ukraine ceasefire and calls for pact with rebels RUSSIAN leader Vladimir Putin has praised Ukraine’s declaration of a ceasefire in its battle against separatists and called on both sides to find a compromise. The president said Russian speakers must have their rights guaranteed and be made to feel ‘an integral part’ of their country. It appeared to signal that he is content


for Ukraine to keep the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where the rebels have declared independence and asked to be ruled by Moscow instead of president Petro Poroshenko. ‘That Poroshenko announced a truce is an important part of a final settlement,’ Mr Putin said. ‘But in the end, the most important thing is a political process.’

iTALy: A model shows off the next pig thing during Vivienne Westwood’s show at Milan men’s fashion week yesterday Picture: ePA

and finally... AMERicA: He can’t get rid of his rivals by making them walk the plank but New York mayor Bill de Blasio dressed as a pirate at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. He was the first mayor to attend the event in costume. His son Dante, 16, went as King Neptune.

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In tropical regions people tend to avoid the sunshine


hen I read that article [We’re addicted to the sun, Fri] I almost fell over laughing. I live in the tropics where sunshine is in daily abundance. If sunshine was addictive, then how come none of those symptoms are apparent to people in these regions? As a matter of fact, in the presence of lots of excessive sunshine people naturally tend to avoid it. I live exactly four degrees above the equator and find such claims preposterous and misleading. Addiction itself is something we should research, as people can get ad-

Oops: The article on page 4 of Friday’s edition headlined ‘Leap Card for tourist travel’ said the new Leap Card is valid on Bus Éireann hop-on hop-off services. This should have read Iarnród Éireann hop-on hop-off services. We are happy to clarify this.

Quick pic PIED PIPER OF PIGEONS: The hand feeding the bird is apparently a well-known face on Pearse Street, according to Timi Ogunyemi of Picture This. Dublin, who sent in this great photo Send your photos to pictures@ with ‘Quick pic’ as the subject and we will print the best each day in the paper

dicted to just about anything, it seems. We need food to live, it’s essential; yet some get addicted to it. I have known many people who’ve used drugs through the years – not all of them get ‘addicted’. I can’t believe that anyone could fall for the fact that sunshine ‘addiction’ is similar to heroin. heroin and morphine sulphate is chemical and foreign to our bodies but sunshine is not. Try using heroin for a month every day and see even your digestive tract reacts. Rubbish! John O’Shaughnessy, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia ■ I can’t believe I’ve once again kidded myself into thinking england are going to do well in a major football tournament. Will I ever learn? They couldn’t even win against Costa Coffee, let alone Costa Rica. Disappointed





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● Thanks very much to the lady with the yellow hat for stopping me to tell me my laces were undone as I ran onto the platform at Tara one evening last week. I might not have made it safely across the ‘mind the gap’ if it wasn’t for your warning.

Rushing Rachel

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#Enda Kenny

● English commentator of #2014IrishOpen excited to see Enda Kenny in crowds & tells us that #Taoiseach means ‘leader’. Well that depends....


● To the girl who asked me what the time was on Wednesday, it was 5:10pm, I almost walked into traffic looking back at you. Guy with the time ● To the blonde cutie guy on the Dart from Clontarf on Thursday at about 6pm, you have amazing hair. Aoife

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● I suppose all talk of Enda Kenny becoming President of the EU Commission is intended merely as comic relief, is it @finegael?


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Al Powers

I want to share the music love EDM A glossAry

Plur Standing for Peace Love Unity Respect, Plur is the credo of EDM culture. The term has been knocking about club culture since the 1990s but has been reclaimed by EDM partygoers in the US, who are often to be seen in Tshirts bearing the slogan.

the girls).

Kandi Kandi Kids are one of the most prominent ‘subcultures’ to be found at any EDM festival. Proponents like to adorn themselves with edible candy bracelets, more often than not teamed with a neon tutu and fluffy boots (for

Molly The EDM slang term for MDMA. Unlike the ecstasyfuelled acid house scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, EDM isn’t bound up with drugs – but they are around. Madonna caused controversy and invoked the wrath of Deadmau5 by asking revellers at the 2012 Ultra Music festival in Miami: ‘How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?’ The singer later denied referencing the drug. Have You Seen Molly, she explained, was the name of a friend’s song. AD

Working the crowd: Nick van de Wall, aka Afrojack, gets Las Vegas revellers on their feet


T’S 2.30am in Las Vegas and I’m dancing behind the booth as Dutch DJ Afrojack, swigging straight from a bottle of vodka, clonks out another massive drop for a whooping crowd. Nick van de Wall, 26, first made his name in the underground scene but now joins the likes of David Guetta and Calvin Harris at the forefront of the bombastic phenomenon that is electronic dance music (EDM). America was once the heartland of modern dance music. Yet, in a commercial sense at least, the genre has foundered there in recent years. Now, in its brash EDM form, it has taken over the airwaves again and is making its stars very big bucks indeed. De Wall headlines huge events such as the Miami Ultra Music festival, which has ballooned from a one-day event on a beach to a spectacular long weekend catering for 330,000 visitors. In 2013, he came seventh on the Forbes Richest DJ list, which puts his annual fortune at $18million. When I meet Van de Wall earlier that evening, his debut studio album, Forget The World, has just shot to the top of the US dance chart. His penthouse suite, in which the literally enormous (6ft 10in) star sits in leather jogging pants, has panoramic views of the debauched Disneyland-for-

There’s more to electronic dance music than bling, says DJ Afrojack. Amy Dawson is left wondering… Grown-Ups that is Vegas, complete with an Egyptian-style pyramid shooting a laser into the sky. Although he’s known for work on chart hits such as Pitbull’s Give Me Everything and Beyoncé’s Run The World (Girls), Van de Wall has chosen to fuse different genres with EDM on his album, which he sees as more of a personal, experimental project. He also has an eclectic range of collaborators, from Snoop Dogg to Sting. ‘Anyone I work with I want to vibe with,’ he explains. ‘I got a lot of nice offers from superstar artists but a lot of them just see it as business – they don’t care about the connection. Snoop is exactly how everyone thinks he is – a real character, we had a real party.’ Though loved by millions of partygoers, EDM has been accused by critics of being too gauche, too celebritycentric, too superficial. Van de Wall, for his part, took a lot of flak when he tried to help his rumoured ex-squeeze Paris Hilton launch a DJ career, and certainly I clock a lot of veneers and shiny suits in the club later – and a

whole load of glamorous ladies holding bottles of Veuve Cliquot slotted with sparklers. But Van de Wall, who swears like a trooper, seems genuinely convinced EDM is about much more than polished surfaces. ‘It’s only about sharing the love for music,’ he says. ‘At a dance music festival, the music is too loud to talk about how much money you earn or that kind of s***; really all you see is people smiling because they have the same favourite song. It doesn’t matter if one is a banker and one is a baker, they make a connection in its most honest form. ‘I think EDM is in great health,’ he continues, ‘but I don’t actually like the word EDM, it goes with the hype.’ It’s not all smiles and glow sticks, though. Van de Wall had a much publicised ‘beef’ with fellow EDM star Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, who is famous for performing in a LED-lit mouse head. Zimmerman claims the visual spectacles associated with EDM don’t allow for spontaneity and that all DJs on the scene essentially ‘press play’ on pre-produced sets rather than mixing live – something Van de Wall vehemently denies. ‘I used to be friends with him, we used to get along,’ he says, ‘but then in recent years he’s been forever harassing the scene. But our fans get along.’


AN de Wall estimates he played up to 270 gigs last year, flying all over the world. But his heart belongs to Vegas – in fact, he even named his two-year-old daughter Vegas. Sin City is now often touted as America’s Ibiza – although if Ibiza is modern dance music’s beating heart, Vegas is more its blingy false nails. ‘It feels like home here,’ says Van de Wall. ‘I’m constantly surrounded by people who are really focused on enjoying life.’ But with his penchant for partying hard on nights off, doesn’t all the revelry just get a bit exhausting? ‘No, it energises me, it’s what fuels me,’ he says. ‘I hate sleeping, I’d rather do something.’ It’s not like he’s working this hard to make rent. But, he claims, ‘I don’t have that much money.’ I crane my neck incredulously around his suite. Really? ‘Yeah, I have a lot of things,’ he admits, ‘but I spend my money. I made sure my entire family was safe forever but I don’t like being safe. Money doesn’t make you happy – though it definitely makes things easier. But when I was 15 and I dropped out of school to make music, I said I’d rather be a poor musician than a rich banker, and I still say that. I was as happy then as I am now.’ Afrojack’s debut album Forget The World is out now.


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Hopelessly devoted to misery THE big RELEAsE

LANA DEL REY ULTRAVIOLENCE (Polydor) HHHII A backlash sprung up against Lana Del Rey the moment the single Video Games made her instantly famous – how ‘real’ was the persona of the doomed, damaged socialite that the girl born plain Lizzy Grant had constructed for herself? Had she surgically inflated her stonkingly luscious lips? A generation hooked on X Factor backstories was perhaps forgetting that some of the greatest pop icons deal in artifice and mystique – and the self-styled ‘Hollywood sadcore’ of her debut album Born To Die was sexily addictive enough for none of that to matter anyway. Now, the artist currently going round telling journalists she ‘wishes she were dead’ has come back with a sophomore album on which the varied emotional shades of that record have been

Minty Fresh


Fronted by former Butterfly Explosion frontwoman Sorcha Brennan, Sleep Thieves pose a troubling question with their second album: can you enjoy a piece of music knowing it to be competently assembled but gaspingly lacking in originality? (a difficulty which extends to the horrifically Pitchfork-esque band name). As is often a problem with Irish records, on City of Hearts the three-piece’s influences bleed through


Transgressive Records


Another evolution for the critically lauded Brooklynbased indie act, who now add oozing soulful brass into their sedately unfurling, lushly layered sound. Tracks such as Palace and Parade will envelop you entirely if you give them your full attention but some will find the pace too ponderous. AD



‘Go hard or go home’ has never been more appropriate as Linkin Park make it to album No.6 to give injustice and conflict a right going over. Don’t let rapper Rakim’s inclusion fool you, this is their hardest ever rock release, with frontman Chester Bennington as angst-ridden as he’s ever been. JD

J LO A.K.A. Capitol HHHII

Mystique: Lana Del Rey’s second album is one of overwhelming malaise and despair reduced to one, overwhelming sense of malaise and despair. The rap-influenced cadences and cinematic strings are also largely gone, in favour of a lush wall

of guitar sound courtesy of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Sparer but gauzier, the change is sometimes wonderful, as on the stoned-fox bluesy rock of Cruel World or the woozily chugging Cali rock of West Coast. But over the course of a whole record the languorous pace becomes sticky and, while no one goes to Del Rey

expecting feminist R.E.S.P.E.C.T., the endless succession of female characters hopelessly devoted to bad, mad, dissolute men just becomes too much. There are some gorgeous moments here but if Del Rey is to give us a third record she may need to do a Bowie and reincarnate her persona. Amy Dawson

A pleasant Sleep that fails to dream big SLEEP THIEvES YOU WANT THE NIGHT


to an almost disconcerting degree: you can hear contemporary American acts such as Glass Candy and Purity Ring but also early 2000s cult affairs such as Bowery Electric (the singing is of course lacquered with an American accent). It’s a shame Sleep Thieves are so determined to think inside the box – removed from any wider context opener City Of Hearts,for instance, is pleasantly angsty, with lulling melodies; the droning beats on You Want The Night upholster Brennan’s Donna Summer vocals with industrial grit. There’s lots to like about You Want The Night – or at least there might be if the whiff of pastiche wasn’t ever-present. Eamon de Paor

Almond’s plush pop songs for grown-ups

‘I never needed any lesson, except the one to put a dress on,’ declares Marc Almond in the opening title track, later inviting listeners to ‘put your face in my bouquet’. As the singer of charttopping synth-pop act Soft Cell – still best known for their 1981 cover of Gloria Jones’s Tainted Love – Almond has done his

‘You don’t know me now,’ Jennifer Lopez declares on the title track of album No.10, which follows hot on the heels of her appearance at the World Cup opening ceremony. True, it’s often hard to distinguish her r’n’b/hip-pop hybrid from Katy Perry or Rihanna but I Luh Ya Papi, which features French Montana, and the lean, mean Acting Like That (with Iggy Azalea) save the day (just). sO’C



A stroke of conceptual brilliance, executed with political awareness, typical musical precision and his tongue slightly in his cheek, this is the work of Drew Daniel, one half of US experimental electronica duo Matmos. It’s a set of covers of black metal songs by the likes of Mayhem and Darkthrone, which have been radically reinvented along rave, ghetto-tech, dubstep and various other digital lines, that seduce as well as startle. sO’C


Cherry Red

HHHII fair share of walking on the wild side but he’s also pursued his interest in the niche and experimental, with projects including the Ten Plagues

song cycle and two albums with acclaimed composer John Harle. Now comes this set of plush, sometimes dramatic and wryly humorous, grownup pop songs that comprises Almond’s two recent EPs plus two new tracks and a couple of club-friendly remixes. The guest list is (mostly) illustrious: Tony Visconti sits in

the producer’s chair for two tracks, while Jarvis Cocker and Carl Barât have penned the electro-pop belter Worship Me Now and Love Is Not On Trial respectively, and both appear. However, The Dancing Marquis is not about any star turn apart from Almond, as vital here as he ever was. sharon O’Connell

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★ Must see ★

novena RTÉ1, 10.35PM

Sport wimbledon

TG4/BBC2/BBC1, 11.15am, 11.30am, 1pm

This much-acclaimed short film captures the moment when a Catholic priest invited two members of the LGBT community to address his congregation and speak of their experiences of being gay in Ireland. In an effort to create a more inclusive church, Fr Michael Cusack, of St Joseph’s Redemptorist church in Dundalk, chose a theme for the event: The courage to be yourself – and in a groundbreaking gesture he reached out to Kay Ferriter and Stephen Vaughan.

The World Cup has some sporting competition for the next fortnight as aces and passing shots do battle with corners and free-kicks for our attention. Defending men’s champ Andy Murray will once again be carrying British hopes, this time without the 77-year wait for a winner monkey off his back. On the women’s side, Heather Watson (above) goes in on the back of a fine run at Eastbourne, but it’s Serena Williams who starts out as firm favourite.

2014 fifa world cup

RTÉ2, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 8.30pm


Available to rent/buy now


DEMAn D non stop

Liam Neeson (right) continues his foray into laughable action thrillers with this caper. He plays an alcoholic (surprise) air marshal who receives a message mid-air that unless he gives a mystery rotter $150million, a passenger will be murdered every 20 minutes.


Boy-meets-Siri romance in which lonely Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix, left) downloads artificial intelligence operating system Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) on to his phone and promptly falls in love with it. An intelligent quirky look at our over-reliance on technology.

Fun modern family

Sky 1, 8.30pm

Will everyone’s favourite gays, Cameron and Mitchell, ever get to say their vows and officially become Mr & Mr? The scriptwriters of this smash hit comedy have slipped every conceivable hitch into this epic wedding storyline, so put the confetti on hold until the latest series signs off in a pink glow of bonhomie and well-timed one-liners. Elizabeth Banks guest stars as Cam and Mitch’s boozy gal pal.


BBC3, 11pm

Tom decides to become a renowned playwright and, once he’s got over the disappointment of discovering that someone else got there first, with Armageddon and Spartacus, bases his masterpiece on the lives of his flatmates. Big mistake. It’s pun-crazed nonsense, but might send you off to bed with a laugh.


★unforgettable Sky Living, 10pm

There’s something about the title Unforgettable that keeps making us forget what it’s about. Then we remember that it’s what Poppy Montgomery went on to after Without A Trace – playing Carrie Wells, a detective with the gift of hyperthymesia, a condition that enables her to remember everything. Tonight, researcher Dr Eugene Lustig is found dead, having fallen from a 12-storey building. Investigators find a box of tapes among Lustig’s personal effects, but one cassette is missing.

Following the highlights from yesterday’s matches, Darragh Maloney presents one of two matches from Group B. Spain’s shock exit following two defeats means it’s the clash between Netherlands and Chile for first place in the group that’s the main attraction (kick-off at 5pm). It’s a tough one to call but the Robin & Robben goal machine could edge it for the Dutch. Later, with Brazil still in need of a point to guarantee their progression to the knockout stages, the host nation’s match with already eliminated Cameroon will kick-off proceedings at 9pm. But the clash between Croatia and Mexico is also crucial, with Croatia needing a win to leapfrog the Mexicans in the group. Bill O’Herlihy presents, with a little help from Eamon Dunphy, John Giles and Ronnie Whelan.

football scholars RTÉ2, 7.45pm

Here’s another chance to catch this four-part documentary, which aired on Setanta Ireland earlier this year, following three Irish teenagers as they try to make it at top English clubs. Narrated by Paul McGrath, we go behind the scenes at Sunderland as 15-year-old Dubliner Dan Casey attempts to earn a contract after packing in rugby to concentrate on his budding football career.


Factual murdered by my boyfriend BBC3, 9pm

This dramatised version of a true story is part of a two-part look at domestic violence on BBC3 this week. Ashley (Georgina Campbell), meets a lad called Reece (Royce Pierreson). At first he seems a charmer but as their relationship develops, a darker, possessive side to his personality emerges. You’ll know where this is going from the title, but it’s still a powerful story.

the culture show: tents – the beginning of architecture

the boxer

RTÉ1, 12.10am

Powerhouse drama reuniting Wicklow’s adopted son Daniel Day-Lewis with Dublin director Jim Sheridan, following the life of former IRA member Danny Flynn who has just been released from prison after a 14-year stint. Wanting to go straight, he sets up a boxing club in Belfast, but the local IRA henchman is not happy. Emily Watson plays Danny’s old flame, Maggie, now married to a jailed militant.

mr nice

Film4, 10.55pm

BBC2, 10pm

Going camping this summer? Then you’ll be pleased to know you’re making an architectural statement. Tom Dyckhoff explores the tent from its humble beginnings and its link to the history of political protest and explains its influence on building in modern times.

how to fix a football match C4, 7.30pm

Neatly timed to queer the World Cup’s pitch, Morland Sanders investigates the betting scandals that have rocked the football world in recent seasons. Now you can bet on corners, throw-ins and the number of times a ref blows his whistle, betting fixers have become ever more sophisticated in their rigging scams.

the family project RTÉ1, 7.30pm

Rhys Ifans (above) stars as drug smuggler Howard Marks in a film based on his autobiography. Teenage Marks heads from the Welsh valleys to Oxford University, where he quickly decides to swap academia for drug selling. David Thewlis plays a member of the IRA who helps Marks in his smuggling endeavours while Chloë Sevigny appears as Marks’s long-suffering wife, Judy. Writer/director Bernard Rose strikes an occasionally surreal tone, inviting the viewer to treat Marks’s account of his life with scepticism.

must love dogs ITV2, 8.30pm

In a surprising casting move, John Cusack is the leading man in this unchallenging romcom based on a chick-lit book. He plays Jake, a boat builder who pretends to like dogs in order to woo newly divorced teacher Sarah (Diane Lane). She is also feigning a love of the four-legged creatures. Mild amusement ensues.

home fries Each week in this fly-on-thewall series, a well-known face takes on the role of mentor to a family. This time it’s singer/songwriter John Spillane’s turn to help Loughrea teenager Declan O’Brien, who recently dropped out of secondary school. His parents, early school leavers themselves, are running out of options. To give Declan a confidence boost, John works with him on a song-writing project, with the hopes of performing at an upcoming festival.

TG4, 9.30pm

A departure for Drew Barrymore from her usual mushy romcoms – in this black comedy she plays Sally, the pregnant mistress of a middle-aged man, who works as a cashier at the local fast food joint. When his wife discovers the affair she sends her sons to give him a scare, with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, one of the sons, Dorian (Luke Wilson) starts work at the burger place and strikes up a friendship with Sally. As you can imagine, things get complicated.

Party People

Brew ha ha: Sarah Br Pace and Louisa McDonnell sampled craft beers at the launch of Rascal’s Brewing Co in The Mart, Rathmines

Out and about in Dublin

The Wright stuff: Fionnuala Short stood tall at the Miss Ireland Semi-Final in association with Mane ‘n Tail in the Wright Venue

going out


HEar KILMAINHAM CONCERTS No sooner has the grass in the grounds ounds of the Royal Hospital begun to recover over from last month’s Forbidden Fruit festival estival al than another series of concerts, guaranteed to attract major foot fall, all, kicks off in the Dublin 8 hotspot. A quintet of al fresco concerts begins tomorrow evening with mod icon Paul aul Weller who, from his early days in fiercely proletarian mod-punks The Jam right through to his steadfastly sophisticated solo career, has remained one of Britain’s most fascinating musical figures. On Wednesday Elbow, the ever ers dependable Mancunian indie rockers led by Guy Garvey, will play trackss from anding Of sixth album The Take Off And Landing om Everything, as well as choice cuts from nning Seldom their revered, Mercury-winning Seen Kid. It’s the turn of Jack Whitee on w album Thursday – in support of his new n hitmakers Lazaretto – while homegrown The Coronas (Fri) and hard-rocking o (Sat) Glaswegian emo outfit Biffy Clyro round out proceedings See for more

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Book HAY KELLS FESTIVAL Hay On Wye in Wales is famous both for its unrivalled number of secondhand bookshops and its esteemed annual literary festival. But bibliophiles no longer need to cross the Irish Sea to get in on the action. For the second year, Kells plays host to its own Hay spin-off, which will see scores of literary heavyweights descend upon the County Meath village for four convivial days of debate, readings and workshops. Big hitters on this year’s programme include Jung Chang – whose works include the multi-million-selling epic Wild Swans and an acclaimed biography of Chairman Mao – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin author Louis de Bernières, Jeremy Paxman and Joseph O’Connor Jul 3 to Jul 6.

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Girls of summer: Róisín Magee and Fianna O’Donnell were aglow at the NeoStrata Summer Skincare Soiree at Sams bar

BeLongTo, the charitable organisation that lends support to young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, has curated a photography exhibition celebrating ten years of LGBT youth activism in Ireland. The images explore both the work of BeLongTo in tackling institutional homophobia and celebrate the positive changes that have come about in the last decade Until Jul 27, National Photography Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar D2, Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun, noon to 5pm, free. Tel: (01) 603 0200.


Here’s to you, Mrs: Brendan O’Carroll raised a glass with his wife Jenny Gibney and Sinéad Burke (centre) at the opening of Mrs Brown D’Exhibition at The Little Musuem of Dublin PIcTurEs: BrIaN mcEvoy; coNor HEaLy; coNor mccaBE; krIsTINa ILjasova

It would be easy to compare lovable grouch, panel show regular and documentarian Rich Hall – American, politically astute, raging Anglophile – to Bill Hicks. But to do so would be to miss the subtle but crucial persona that lurks behind Hall’s tormented, scathing and wickedly articulate routines. See for yourself when he rocks up at The Olympia on Thursday Thu, Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame Street D2, 8pm, €26. Tel: 0818 719 300.


Going by the book: Author Donal Ryan, Olivia Duff of the Headfort Arms, Kells, Lyndy Cooke of the Hay Festival and RTÉs John Healy get ready for the festival

There are practical reason s wh Bensusan’s guitar style is so y Pierre foremost is his devotion to distinctive – no tuning. His unfamiliar cho n-standard rd forms create a strange, ethereal vibe an d genuine mesmerising qualit achieve a he has added to the dream y. In the past, iness with electronic enhancements such as delays and distortions. But nowa day is an acoustic phenomenon s his sound , effects from a laptop. As a barring a few French-Algerian, Bensusan is heir to the Mediterranean tradition of guitar virtuosity players such as Paco De Luc of ia and Andrés Segovia. He ma kes music that charms but, wit h undoubted beauty, also tou its ches the emotions and the app eal transcends mere fretboard fetishism Thu, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace D2, 8pm, €22 to €25. Tel: (01) 417 0000.


BENEFIT SALUTE TO EUGENE To celebrate the life and times of journalist Eugene Moloney, who passed away in tragic circumstances two years ago following an unprovoked assault on Camden Street, this commemorative concert will see performances from The Lost Brothers, Julie Feeney (pictured) and Andy Irvine, among others, with proceeds going towards the Peter McVerry Trust Tue, Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street D2, 7.30pm, €15. Tel: 1890 200 078.

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Before the end of June, there may be some change around your career or important relationships at work. It might be a case of who as much as what you know, with someone from your past coming back into your situation or offer of a new opportunity.


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he exams are over, but for students who are enjoying the summer months and waiting for Leaving Cert results, thoughts turn to the future and what comes next. Many will be heading on to further study, but that’s not a path which suits everyone. We’re often led to believe that gaining a thirdlevel qualification is essential for a successful career. having a bachelor’s degree can open doors and give you access to specialised careers, but in the ever-competitive job market there are other ways to get noticed and start climbing the career ladder. ‘Students who have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate do not necessarily have to go to third level to embark on a worthwhile career,’ Institute of Guidance Counsellors president Gerry Flynn says. ‘There are lots of opportunities for people who are outgoing, sporty, creative and who possess many talents other than the narrow academic requirements which are sometimes portrayed as the key factors in pursuing worthwhile careers,’ Flynn adds. ‘Students should look around at the many successful people in all walks of life who do not possess a third-level qualification.’ Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world did not get a university education: Alan Sugar, Richard Branson, Vidal Sassoon and Ann Summers founder Jacqueline Gold. But if you would like some qualifications, there are options for school leavers who don’t want to pursue fulltime academia. ‘It may be possible to take a PostLeaving Cert course of a one or two-year duration which could lead to a rewarding career,’ says Flynn. Solas further education and training authority delivers a range of further education and training programmes to a range of people, from those entering the workforce for the first time and early school leavers to people changing careers and people with a disability. The majority of their further education and training courses are free to unemployed people.

FURTHER EDUCATION: Angharad Williams examines the options for a successful career without going down the university route Start your Own Business Courses are also available aimed to equip students with the knowledge, skill and competence to compile a business plan to enable the learner to start their own business. There is also support and advice from enterprise Ireland, as well as special schemes to support young entrepreneurs. Another avenue offered by Solas is apprenticeships. Apprentices must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum D in any five subjects in the junior cert or equivalent. however, some employers may require additional minimum qualifications. Maria Walshe from Solas explains that apprenticeships are the recognised means by which people are trained to become craftspeople in Ireland. ‘Apprenticeship is a demand-driven, workplace and classroom, educational and training programme for employed people aimed at developing the skills of the apprentice to meet the needs of industry and the labour market.’ ‘They are an excellent opportunity to acquire the necessary Triumph: A successful career doesn’t always have to start with a degree skills, knowledge, competence, experience and qualifications to build a successful career and people are paid as they progress through their apprenticeships. On completion, apprentices will become a craftsperson in their chosen occupation and hold a national and internationally recognised qualification.’ There are lots of options open to school leavers, but, as Flynn explains, much of the success comes down to the individual: ‘Obviously, a good thirdlevel qualification helps but it is far from the only requirement. hard work, commitment, determination, good people skills and a genuine interest in the work you are applying for are key factors when firms are recruiting.’

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tennis Mauresmo: I’ve no major changes planned for Andy AMElIE Mauresmo has no plans to make major changes to Andy Murray’s game, but believes she can help him refine his mental approach as he prepares the defence of his Wimbledon title. The former women’s number one was named as Murray’s coach earlier this month, giving her only a couple of weeks to work with the Scot before his Wimbledon schedule gets under way with a first-round clash against David Goffin today. ‘His DNA is not going to change dramatically,’ Mauresmo told the Independent on Sunday. ‘Maybe I’m trying to add a few little things here and there, but the timing is difficult.’ While the short time available is one factor, the Frenchwoman noted she is not the sort of coach who plans to work on technical details, and will instead take a more philosophical approach, which couldn’t be more different than Murray’s previous coach, the intense Ivan lendl. ‘I don’t think I will bring him the same as Ivan, which is good, because Ivan brought him a lot and maybe I can bring him different things.’ Murray’s victory at Wimbledon last summer ended a 77-year wait for a British winner of the men’s title. Mauresmo has seen the difference in Murray’s approach. ‘I think the pressure is less important now that he’s won last year,’ she said. ‘I would say it’s pure joy.’

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Green win: Finland’s Mikko Ilonen poses with his trophy at Fota yesterday after winning the Irish Open bringing his European Tour title tally to four

Kaymer’s wire-to-wire uS Open inspired ilonen by jOSEpH byRnE InspIred by Martin Kaymer’s wireto-wire Us Open triumph, Finland’s Mikko Ilonen followed in his footsteps by claiming his fourth european Tour title in the Irish Open yesterday. ‘It was very much a Martin Kaymerinspired win,’ the 34-year-old said. ‘I sent a message to him last week that I really enjoyed watching the Us Open. I very rarely enjoy watching it, I would rather play, but Martin’s win inspired me. ‘I was thinking about winning this tournament from midday Thursday basically. somehow the course looked easy to me and I felt we were going to see some crazy scores. ‘I had a low one on Thursday to start with, and it was something that I was expecting, but I could see from the faces and comments of other players that they weren’t expecting it. ‘I had a number in my head all week that I tried to get to and I missed it by a mile.’ That number was 21 under par and having fallen eight shots short, Ilonen added: ‘It’s been a hard day’s work to keep that lead and luckily no-one re-

ally made a run out of the last couple of groups. I played good enough to make some birdies and I did not have to.’ Victory also takes Ilonen to the verge of a coveted place inside the

‘We were going to see some crazy scores’ world’s top 50, which would secure entry into major championships and WGC events. He won the Amateur Championship at Hoylake in 2000 and was 16th in

‘One of the worst putting weekends of my career’: McDowell the Open there in 2006, so was understandably excited by the prospect of returning to royal Liverpool for the Open next month. He added: ‘I’ve been thinking about it a lot since I qualified off the Order of Merit last year. I am looking forward to it and hope I can keep this run going. ‘I would like to go in between those big crowds on sunday, so that means I need to be a little bit better than 16th.’ Molinari, Willett and Baldwin will also be at Hoylake after securing the three available places via the new

Lewis upbeat despite a little pit of bother LEWIS HAMILTON doused his bad feeling with Nico Rosberg in a shower of champagne but wants to know why his slow pit stops handed his team-mate the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton lost 1.9 seconds in pit stops to his fellow Mercedes driver – the German’s exact winning margin at the flag – to slip 29 points adrift in the drivers’ championship. However, the British driver admitted he may have to take his share of the blame after Mercedes suggested he overshot his marks in his first pit stop. ‘It’s frustrating when you lose time because you are constantly doing everything you can to gain a tenth here, a tenth there,’ said Hamilton. ‘So when you lose a chunk, like two seconds over


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Old one-two: Hamilton (left) is on better terms with Nico Rosberg AP the pit stops, it’s tough. ‘I have to look at the feedback. Maybe my positioning is not right so I need to speak to the guys.’ Despite the pit stop differences, the

boisterous mood after this race contrasted to Monaco a month ago when Hamilton and Rosberg refused to acknowledge each other. This time, both men saluted what Hamilton called an ‘incredible’ sixth Mercedes one-two of the year – all the more remarkable as he started yesterday’s race ninth on the grid after spinning off in qualifying. Rosberg said: ‘It wasn’t the easiest of races but it’s fantastic to win and great to get a one-two for the team.’ Valtteri Bottas celebrated a first podium finish as he and Felipe Massa crowned a good weekend for Williams by finishing third and fourth. ‘The race was exactly what we needed – clean, nice, it went as planned,’ said 24-year-old Bottas.

Open Qualifying series, with Baldwin edging out Broberg due to his better world ranking. Mcdowell was left to rue a poor putting performance which meant he recorded just one birdie, the former Us Open champion also three-putting the fourth for a par five and the 15th for his solitary bogey. ‘perhaps one of the worst putting weekends of my career when in contention,’ Mcdowell said. ‘I let a lot slip away yesterday and continued in the same vein today. ‘so I’m kind of focusing on the big picture this week, looking at the summer and looking at the two major championships coming up and ryder Cups and all kinds of fun things to look forward to. ‘My game is in great shape and there are a lot of positives this week.’ english teenager Matt Fitzpatrick, the only amateur to make the cut in the Us Open last week, finished in a tie for 29th in his first tournament as a professional following a closing 68. Ilonen carded a final round of 70 at Fota Island to finish 13 under par, one shot ahead of Italy’s edoardo Molinari.

SpiELbERg RESuLTS Final positions after 71 laps: 1 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes GP 1hr 27min 54.976sec, 2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:27:56.908, 3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1:28:03.148, 4 Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1:28:12.334, 5 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:28:13.529, 6 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India 1:28:23.522, 7 Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren 1:28:27.007, 8 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:28:38.498, 9 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:28:39.113, 10 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:28:42.753, 11 Jenson Button (Gbr) McLaren 1:28:45.942, 12 Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus F1 Team at 1 lap, 13 Adrian Sutil (Ger) SauberFerrari at 1 lap, 14 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus F1 Team at 1 lap, 15 Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia at 2 laps, 16 Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Caterham at 2 laps, 17 Max Chilton (Gbr) Marussia at 2 laps, 18 Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Caterham at 2 laps, 19 Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber-Ferrari at 2 laps. Not classified: 20 Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Scuderia Toro Rosso 59 laps completed, 21 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 34 laps, 22 Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Scuderia Toro Rosso 24 laps.

cHAMpiOnSHip 1 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes .....165pts 2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes ......136 3 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull ........ 83 4 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari ......... 79 5 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull .........60 6 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India .. 59 7 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams .............55 8 Jenson Button (Gbr) McLaren ........... 43 9 Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams .............30 10 Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren .. 29 11 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India ........ 28 12 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari .............19 13 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus ............. 8 14 Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso...... 8 15 Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso ............. 4 16 Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia ............... 2 Manufacturers: 1 Mercedes GP 301pts, 2 Red Bull 143, 3 Ferrari 98, 4 Force India 87, 5 Williams 85, 6 McLaren 72, 7 Scuderia Toro Rosso 12, 8 Lotus F1 Team 8, 9 Marussia 2

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Gripping encounter: Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrell and Andrew Smith of Galway square up to each other

KILKENNy ....................................... 3-22 GALWAy ...........................................5-16 by pAuL kEAnE With Joe Canning virtually anonymous against Laois, and henry Shefflin struggling to regain full fitness, there was a chance yesterday’s game could pass both hurling heroes by. if that did happen, their supporters could hardly have grumbled, given everything the two players have done over the years. Few will forget that it was Canning who nailed the injury-time equaliser in the drawn 2012 all-ireland final or that it was Shefflin who inspired Kilkenny’s win in the replay. But when the chips were down again yesterday, the game’s two most iconic figures stood tall again and made the vital interventions. Following a dramatic galway fight-back from ten points down to level terms, Shefflin appeared to win the game for Kilkenny with an injury-time point after coming on as a substitute. Moments later, Canning fumbled the ball and left himself with a shot from an acute angle on the left to force a replay. Somehow, the galway full-forward made light of the difficulty and arrowed a shot straight between the posts, ensuring the sides will do it all again next Saturday for the right to meet Dublin on July 6. it was a thrilling end to, arguably, the best game of hurling we have had this year. in all, the sides were level ten times. and yet Kilkenny still threatened to run away with it in front of 12,548 in tullamore. the old rivals were level at 1-9 apiece at half-time in what was also a repeat of the 2012 Leinster final. it wasn’t until the final quarter that a high intensity and often ill-tempered game turned decisively in Kilkenny’s favour. goals from Colin Fennelly and tJ Reid and the introduction of tommy Walsh, who struck a point and set up 1-1, pushed them ten clear with 60 minutes gone. But just as a rout loomed, galway staged a stirring fight-back, netting twice through Conor Cooney before Canning converted his second penalty of the day. that tied it up, leaving Shefflin and Canning to take centre stage and deliver the game’s most memorable moments in injury-time.


spORT DigEsT Roche makes Sud of second stage win cycLing Nicolas Roche moved into the overall lead of the Route du Sud in France after climbing to a solo victory on stage two. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider (pictured) surged clear of his rivals on the ascent to the finish at Val Louron and won by 45 seconds. Team-mate Mick Rogers was second and Alejandro Valverde third. It was Roche’s first win of the season and he takes over from Jesus Herrada at the top of the general classification, 45 seconds in front of Valverde, with Rogers four seconds further back. Roche said: ‘It was a supertough stage, but we managed to pull it off. It confirms I have recovered after the Giro and I’m ready for the Tour.’

McCrystal in the clear with big win cycLing Bryan McCrystal of Aqua

Blue won the Paddy Flanagan Trophy yesterday, writes David Thomas. It was nip and tuck from the start as the pattern of the event developed. McCrystal, along with his team colleague Keith Gater and Greg Swinand of UCD moved ahead of the main group and in a matter of a few kilometres had gained a minute plus on the main field. ‘I can now look forward to the road race championship next week in Mullingar. An outright win is a long shot but the team prize would be a bonus,’ said McCrystal.

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O’Connor impresses as Donegal win in Clones Donegal stormed down the home straight in Clones to secure a return to the Ulster football final, with a 3-16 to 0-12 semi-final win over antrim. Jim Mcguinness’ side powered past the Saffrons in the final 25 minutes to book a fourth consecutive provincial final place. They were famously denied a three-in-a-row of titles last year by Monaghan, who will meet them again in the decider if they beat armagh in the second semi-final. Donegal have been criticised for failing to unearth fresh talent, but O’Connor: Three goals

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Darach o’Connor impressed in Clones with 1-2. The sides were level at half-time, 0-7 to 0-7, in front of 11,795 and antrim remained competitive for almost 50 minutes. But leo Mcloone’s 52nd minute goal for Donegal opened the flood gates and just six minutes later o’Connor added a third goal following a brilliant solo run. He expertly cut inside an antrim defender before unleashing a low right-footed shot to the left corner. another rising star, odhrán Mac niallais impressed with four points

from play, while former U-21 star Dermot Molloy netted their third in injury-time. Meanwhile, Kerry were much less convincing in a 1-17 to 1-13 Munster semi-final win over Clare. like Cork the previous evening, the hot favourites struggled to put the underdogs away and relied on six points from Paul geaney to set up an anticipated provincial final derby next month. Clare led 1-8 to 1-7 at half-time, but three Kerry points in a row put them back in control and they maintained their advantage.

Ireland have placed seventh of 12 teams at the European Team Championships in Estonia with 253.5 points, matching their highest ever placing achieved last year in Dublin. Belarus won with 302.5, with Norway second (300) and Finland third (290.5). The Irish team saw wins for Thomas Barr in the 400m Hurdles, Brian Gregan (pictured) in the 400m, Mark English in the 800m and Paul Robinson in the 1,500m. Fionnuala Britton finished second in the 5,000m, while Laura Crowe battled well in a tactical 1,500m to finish second and Kevin Batt placed third in the men’s 5,000m event.

Sykes dominates MOTO Tom Sykes extended his lead at the top of the Superbike World Championship with an impressive double victory in Misano yesterday. The Kawasaki rider finished 5.012 seconds clear in the first race and 3.083 seconds ahead in the second to take his World Superbike tally to 20 wins overall. Sykes is now 39 points clear of second-placed Sylvain Guintoli in the standings and 41 points ahead of teammate Loris Baz in third.

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England sticking with Roy while gerrard stays coy

Determined: Messi says Argentina must start cutting out the errors


Lionel calling on Argentina to up the ante

LIONEL MESSI says Argentina will ‘correct their mistakes’ as they look to end 28 years’ of hurt since they last lifted the World Cup. The South Americans have qualified for the last 16 despite two uninspiring performances, and were bitterly disappointing against minnows Iran, until Messi’s brilliance secured three points with an injury time masterpiece. Messi’s magic was also the difference between victory and a draw in Argentina’s opening 2-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina. ‘We have to correct our mistakes and we are the first to realise that we aren’t playing at the level we want to,’ said the Barcelona forward. ‘We were at least able to get the three points which means we don’t have to suffer in the last match. ‘If we analyse both matches we might say we can play better but as we progress in the tournament we will improve and reach our full potential.’ Messi was impressed with the Iranians, coached by former Manchester United No.2 Carlos Queiroz. ‘It was difficult to break down

‘I am broken from what has gone on’ Hodgson, whose team lost their first two group games, also spoke of his ‘pain’ at England’s failure, with their exit confirmed by Italy’s defeat to Costa Rica on Friday.

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SPAIN midfielder Andres Iniesta will win his 100th cap in a muchchanged side against Australia today. The deposed champions want to ensure every squad member has played at least once. their defence and find space,’ he said. ‘It’s tough to play against teams that close up like they did.’ Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella paid tribute to Messi’s influence. ‘All the players contributed to the victory but, of course we have a genius who is called Messi.’ Argentina will face either Ecuador or Switzerland in the last 16.

Costa Rica v England................. (5pm)


World Cup Group E Honduras v Switzerland............ (9pm) Ecuador v France....................... (9pm) Group F Nigeria v Argentina .................. (5pm) Bosnia-Herzegovina v Iran........ (5pm)



sion,’ said the 34-year-old. Asked if he had a hunch what his verdict would be, gerrard added: ‘not at the moment, I need time. ‘I’ve agreed with the manager I’m going to speak to him in a few weeks’ time.’

He at least will be staying on after receiving assurances from the Football Association, and hopes the experience in Brazil will have a positive effect on his young players. ‘I am very pleased to have had that backing. scapegoats are always necessary in times of failure, one understands that,’ he said. Asked if the youngsters could be scarred by the campaign, Hodgson added: ‘It’s obviously difficult to give any guarantee that that’s not the case, but I’d like to think not, I would like to think the opposite. ‘The experiences we’ve had here have been incredibly valuable. ‘They can take a lot from it, learn a lot from it and grow.’

ORGANISERS say tomorrow’s Group D match between Italy and Uruguay will definitely go ahead despite concerns over a ‘sinkhole’ near Natal’s Dunas Arena after a landslide. Two ties have already taken place there since it happened.


World Cup Group C Japan v Colombia...................... (9pm) Greece v Ivory Coast ................. (9pm) Group D Italy v Uruguay.......................... (5pm)

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THiswEEk’sfixTuREs World Cup Group A Cameroon v Brazil..................... (9pm) Croatia v Mexico ....................... (9pm) Group B Australia v Spain ....................... (5pm) Holland v Chile.......................... (5pm)

Roy Hodgson tried to look to the future and steven gerrard deferred judgment on whether he’ll be part of it as England prepared to take their leave of the World Cup. Coach and captain faced the media together for the final time in Brazil, ahead of tomorrow’s dead rubber with Costa Rica, with both still feeling the pain of their group d failure. gerrard played down rumours he is about to quit the international arena, insisting he would let the dust settle before making a decision on his future. ‘I am still hurting very bad, I’m broken from what’s gone on over the last couple of weeks. I need to clear my head before I make that big deci-

World Cup Group G USA v Germany ......................... (5pm) Portugal v Ghana ...................... (5pm)

Group H South Korea v Belgium ............. (9pm) Algeria v Russia......................... (9pm)

sATurDAY World Cup round of 16 Winner Grp A v R-up Grp B....... (5pm) Winner Grp C v R-up Grp D ...... (9pm)

sunDAY World Cup round of 16 Winner Grp B v R-up Grp A....... (5pm) Winner Grp D v R-up Grp C ...... (9pm)

Stride of England: Hodgson, left, and Gerrard cut miserable figures at yesterday’s press conference

Muntari gives to the poor GHANA star Sulley Muntari has been filmed randomly handing out cash to people in a poor area of coastal city Maceio. The AC Milan man, 29, had reportedly asked manager Kwesi Appiah for time off to carry out his act of benevolence.

picture: pa

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Messi’s strike avoids slip-up

Joy: Winning slip

THE winner from Lionel Messi against Iran at the weekend brought joy to thousands – and thousands to one very relieved Las Vegas gambler. The punter staked $350,000 (£260,000) on Argentina to win the Group F clash. So imagine his or her anguish when Ashkan Dejagah almost won it for the underdogs

late on, before the 90minute mark passed with the teams still deadlocked at 0-0. Luckily, Messi, as he did against BosniaHerzegovina, came up with the goods in the first minute of injury time to nick the three points for his country. It scooped the Tuscany Casino customer $30,000 (£22,000) in winnings.

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Capello stumped by Origi-nal approach

TEENAGER Divock Origi became the youngest player to score in this World Cup with his 88th-minute winner taking Belgium into the last 16. Origi’s well-placed shot, following Eden Hazard’s dangerous jinking run and cutback from the left, settled an otherwise turgid game during which the 73,000 fans regularly booed both teams. The 19-year-old’s goal made it six points out of six for Belgium, while Fabio Capello’s Russia must beat Algeria on Thursday to stand a chance of joining them in the second round. ‘It was an important goal but I thought we created it as a team,’ said Origi. ‘I thought we showed today that we are mentally strong.’ Belgium had looked increasingly frustrated and short of ideas after losing Thomas Vermaelen to a first-half injury and seeing Russia’s Alexander Kokorin


Net belger: Origi is mobbed by his team mates

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p 2 2 2 2

W 2 1 0 0

D 0 0 1 1

L 0 1 1 1

F A pts 3 1 6 5 4 3 1 2 1 3 5 1


Algeria secure win in six-goal thriller ALGERIA produced a superb first half display to set up a thrilling final day in Group H on Thursday. Their win means that either of these sides or Russia can still reach round two with Belgium. Islam Slimani raced through to give Algeria a 26th minute lead and two minutes later, poor Korea defending allowed Rafik Halliche to thunder home a header at a corner before Abdelmoumene Djabou made it 3-0 after a flowing move in the 38th minute.

soUth KorEA........2 ALGErIA ..................4 Five minutes after half-time, Son Heung-min gave South Korea hope when he turned to fire home but Yacine Brahimi restored Algeria’s three-goal advantage after another sweeping attack. Koo Ja-cheol replied from close range but Algeria held on for their first win at the finals since 1982.

Opener: Slimani


6 Clubs Jake

Livermore was sent on loan with by Tottenham since 2008. The 24-year-old’s roaming days look over after he signed a permanent deal with Hull, for whom he played last season u BELGIUM’S goalscoring hero in their win over Russia – Lille teenager Divock Origi – is on Tottenham’s wishlist, with the Londoners preparing a £6m bid.

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by john payne spurn the best chance of a dire first half. However, Belgium manager Marc Wilmots’ 58th-minute decision to haul

3 Goals for Belgium at the World Cup so far – all have been netted by substitutes

off Romelu Lukaku and replace him with Lille striker Origi proved inspired, as he became the first teenage World

WEST HaM are lining up a £6million bid for Colombia defender Eder Balanta. The Hammers have sent scouts to the World Cup to suss out the 21-year-old River Plate star (pictured), but he has been sat on the bench for both his country’s wins so far.

Irons boss Sam allardyce has been busy in the transfer market this summer, landing Senegalese midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate from anderlecht, and joint chairman David Sullivan promises ‘at least four more signings’ before the new season kicks off.

u NORWICH want £6.5m for winger Robert Snodgrass, who is being chased by Hull. u EDINSON CAVANI is refusing to rule out leaving Napoli.

Cup goalscorer since Lionel Messi in 2006. ‘He’s in a good space right now,’ said Wilmots. ‘He’s 19 years old. It was a bit of a surprise since he was an unknown before I selected him. Now everyone knows who he is. ‘It was a hard game because the Russians were expecting us. The players were tired, it was hot, the Russians were already cramping up after 60 minutes. ‘It was not an easy match but I think we deserved to win it.’ This uninspiring game came to life late on, Kevin Mirallas crashing a free-kick against the base of a post, although Capello seemed oblivious to his side’s role in the dullest game of the tournament so far. ‘The match was a really good one, fast, strong,’ he said. ‘I’m disappointed for the players because they played a really good game.’

big-match briefing Cameroon v brazil brasilia, 9pm, rté2 The hosts head into their final group match looking to make sure of a place in round two – and hoping for a better display than they managed in the draw with Mexico

Key battle: Nicolas N’Koulou v Neymar Marseille defender N’Koulou (pictured left) will hope to enhance his growing reputation. He is strong in the air and although only 24, has already won 50 caps, while Arsenal have been linked with him. Neymar was the face of the World Cup in the build-up to the tournament. He lived up to that billing with two goals in the hosts’ 3-1 win over Croatia and will be expected to add to his tally against a team who are already out of the competition.


Sam loves long balls and Eders

u AC MILAN vice-president Barbara Berlusconi admits Arsenal-linked Mario Balotelli could leave the club. She said: ‘Nobody is irreplaceable.’

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p W Brazil 2 1 Mexico 2 1 Croatia 2 1 Cameroon 2 0

D 1 1 0 0

L 0 0 1 2

F 3 1 5 0

A 1 0 3 5

pts 4 4 3 0

Tournament best a run to the last eight in 1990 when they gave Bobby Robson’s England a mighty fright. Cameroon were the first african team to reach that stage.

Five World Cup wins, including three in four between 1958 and 1970 – the year they had arguably the greatest team ever.

Also known as Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions)

Little Canary (after their legendary yellow shirts)

Most likely to see red Stephane Mbia. Red cards haven’t been too far away wherever he has played, including his time with QPR. Mbia hasn’t yet been sent off for his country – but there’s always a first time.

Ramires has developed a reputation for erratic tackling for club and country, and that could land him in trouble with World Cup referees.


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World Cup winners and losers

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Fota Finnish just perfect at Irish Open by jOsEpH byRnE Finland’s Mikko ilonen claimed his fourth European Tour title with a victory in the irish Open at Fota island on sunday. ilonen carded a final round of 70 to finish 13 under par, one shot ahead of italy’s Edoardo Molinari, with sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg and English duo danny Willett and Matthew Baldwin another shot back in third. Graeme Mcdowell had been hoping to claim a first professional victory in ireland in front of the massive crowds in Cork, but struggled on the greens and had to settle for a closing 71 and a share of sixth with Magnus a Carlsson, his

first top-ten finish in 13 appearances in the event. ilonen established a new course record of 64 in the opening round and although that only lasted until Willett, aided by a hole-in-one, shot 63 on saturday, the 34-year-old Finn took a one-shot lead into the final round. Birdies on the second and fourth took ilonen three clear of the field until Willett carded his second birdie of the day on the ninth, but that was as close as anyone got until the Finn dropped his only shot of the day on the last, ironically after hitting an iron off the tee for safety.


Winner: Ilonen is pictured with Taoiseach Enda Kenny after winning the Irish Open at Fota

On the verge: Ilonen finished 13 under par, after he took a one-shot lead in the final round at Fota with birdies on the 2nd and 4th piCture: inpho

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Cody hails ‘extraordinary’ players after dramatic draw

Cody: Quality known

BoSS Brian CoDy hailed the majesty of ‘two top players’ as his Kilkenny side played out a dramatic Leinster championship draw with Galway. injury-time points from Joe Canning and Kilkenny hero Henry Shefflin ensured a 3-22 to 5-16 stalemate in Tullamore and a semifinal replay next Saturday. The situation should play into Dublin’s hands as next weekend’s winners will have just over a week

to prepare to face the Dubs in the July 6 final. Kilkenny should have booked

‘They just popped them over the bar’ their place with a ten-point lead and ten minutes remaining, but were suckered by three late goals. Shefflin then thought he’d won it for Kilkenny with a brilliant point

from the left wing. But Canning went one better and put over a stunner from a tighter angle to level it. ‘They are two top players and everyone knows that, everyone knows the quality of both players,’ said Cody. ‘The points themselves were incredible, ordinary players would have found it difficult, but neither of those players are ordinary. They just popped them over the bar. Where it goes from

here, we’ll just have to wait and see next Saturday.’ Back in 2012 the sides played out a drawn all-ireland final and Kilkenny won the replay, so Galway have it all to do. ‘Kilkenny have shown they’re very hard to beat in a replay, not just against us and we’ve got to go and put that record right now,’ said Galway boss anthony Cunningham.


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