Derry Comhaltas will appeal Ulster Standing Committee Fleadh vote

first_imgNewsx Adverts Previous articleGAA – Derry and Tyrone To Clash Again in Dr.McKenna FinalNext articleUdaras figures “encouraging” despite net loss of jobs – Mc Ginley News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter By News Highland – January 23, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The Chair of the Derry branch of Comhltas Ceoltorai Eireann has confirmed they will appeal to the Ard Comhairle following a decision by the Standing Committee of the organisations’ Ulster Council not to back a bid for the All Ireland Fleadh to take place in the city next year.It’s understood the reason for the decision taken at a meeting in Omagh yesterday was concern over the risk of dissident attacks during the event.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, the Chief Exercutive of Comhaltas Labhras O’Murchu, seen as a backer of the Derry bid, says any appeal will be considered in the context of the constitution of Comhaltas……..[podcast][/podcast]center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry Comhaltas will appeal Ulster Standing Committee Fleadh vote Facebooklast_img read more

Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward hints at more expensive signings

first_img “Our record revenue and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) guidance for 2016 reflects the underlying strength of our business and our confidence in its continued growth.” United, owned by the United States-based Glazer family, also announced they will seek to raise another 400million US dollars (£257.5million) by selling new shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The move was announced in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission saying that the club will make 24 million Class A shares available. The Glazers have three years under the current prospectus to go ahead with the share sale. The Glazer family who own Manchester United are set to make more than £15million in dividends from the club this season. United announced today it will pay a dividend to shareholders for the first time since the shares were sold on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, at a rate of 4.5 cents per share per quarter. The five sons and one daughter of the late Malcolm Glazer own 80 per cent of the 180million shares. Avram, Joel, Kevin, Bryan and Edward Glazer, and their sister, Darcie Glazer Kassewitz and stand to make a total of £15.2million – £2.5million each annually. United say the club’s strong financial position and predicted income allow them to pay a dividend while still investing in players and competing at the highest level. A spokesman said: “In addition, there are significant funds available for transfers and wages and the dividend won’t impact the club’s ability to buy top players.” Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has raised the prospect of more expensive signings by the club next year by predicting bringing fewer players in – but not necessarily less spending. Asked by one investor if 2015 represented a peak in terms of capital investment in players, Woodward said: “Was 2015 a peak? I think it’s impossible to answer that question. We have seen a large number of ins and outs in terms of the squad in the last couple of summer windows. “We have previously guided on a more modest number in and out. It is a number-times-price calculation – the number can vary and obviously the price can vary quite materially based on who you are purchasing so it is difficult for us to guide on that.” United announced they expect to become the first English club to break the £0.5billion income barrier this season after revealing the full cost of the absence from the Champions League last season. The club reported revenues down last season by 8.8 per cent to £395.2million. United’s income fell by £38million from £433.2million – the loss of £50million in income from Europe being partially offset by an increase in commercial income. United’s adjusted profit was down to £3.1million from £28.7million, and gross debt increased to £411million from £341million a year ago – partly due to refinancing old bonds and partly due to exchange rate changes with the dollar. Net debt however was down to £255.2million from £275.4million. As in previous years, the club has budgeted on Louis van Gaal’s side reaching the Champions League quarter-finals. Woodward added: “As we look to the new season, we are enthusiastic about our strong position, both on and off the pitch. “In recent weeks we have further strengthened our squad with an exciting mix of experience and youth, qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, and seen an impressive launch of our partnership with adidas. Press Association Woodward, speaking on a conference call with United investors, said that he anticipated fewer players coming into the club – but could not guarantee a drop in the overall amount spent on transfer fees. United spent more than £115million during the summer including £36million on teenage French striker Anthony Martial, but sold £59.7million record signing Angel di Maria to Paris St Germain for around £45million. last_img read more

Racing in Thurles today

first_imgSo Young is a late arrival to chasing at the age of ten but he was a star over hurdles and he is sure to attract plenty of support in the Jimmy Neville Memorial Beginners Chase (2.55) for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend. It is the last fixture of the jumps season at Thurles and the seven-race card kicks off at 2.20. The going is yielding. Former top jockey and RTE television pundit Andrew McNamara will fancy his chances of registering his first ever winner as a trainer at Thurles today as he sends stable star Val De Ferbet into battle in the Thurles Racecourse Hurdle (4.40) over three miles. Val De Ferbet found Tennis Cap too good on his first start for McNamara at Cork last Monday week but that was his firstouting for some time and he looks to have a huge chance of giving McNamara his first winner. The talented mare Jennies Jewel rates as a big danger, given that she got closer to Vroum Vroum Mag than anything else at Ascot in January, while Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud are doubly-represented with Cogryhill and Victory Mill, the later of whom will be ridden by Gold Cup-winning jockey Bryan Cooper. last_img read more