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Posts Tagged ‘ Latvia ’

The Globalisation Of The NBA

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Brooklyn Nets kicked off the first global game of 2014 with a resounding 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks at London’s 02 Arena last Thursday.

Over the past 35 years the NBA have played 147 games globally, visiting 20 different countries including China, Germany, Italy and Russia amongst others.

Yet the globalisation of the NBA has extended far beyond bringing the game cross continent.  Continue reading

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O’Neill Era Begins With Comprehensive Win

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Ireland’s new managerial partnership of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane got their reign off to the best possible start last night as the boys in green beat Latvia 3-0 at Aviva Stadium.

Ireland got off to a solid start when the reinstalled James McClean, a firm favourite of O’Neill during his time at Sunderland, went close with a volleyed effort.

Former Celtic manager O’Neill was keen to employ a quick pass and move tempo and in doing so proved that this Irish team are more than capable of playing the beautiful game. Continue reading

Search Resumes For Missing Fisherman

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The search for a missing fisherman who was washed into the sea in County Clare has resumed.

It is believed the Latvian man, aged 42-years-old, was fishing on the rocks with some friends at Ballyreen near Fanore when he was washed into the sea.

It’s understood that  the man, who is believed to be a resident of the Lanesborough area of County Longford, was struck by a wave and was not wearing a lifejacket at the time , meaning he may have been dragged beneath the waves by his heavy clothing. Continue reading

News in Brief – Mourners Upset As Travellers Brawl At Cemetery

fightIt’s that time again, for our weekly round-up of all the mad crap that goes on in this country.

Without wanting to upset anyone NIB starts with some terrible, terrible news. Louis Walsh is going to leave the X Factor. Noooooooooo. Anyway on with this week’s news. Continue reading

Notorious Cyber Bullying Site Blamed For Another Death

erin-shannon-galla_1139163tA 14-year-old girl English schoolgirl killed herself after being abused by trolls on a social networking site that caused the deaths of two Irish schoolgirls last year.

Hannah Smith died on Friday in in Leicestershire after being cyber-bullied on  ask.fm, which was also responsible for the deaths of Leitrim native Ciara Pugsley (15) and Donegal native Erin Gallagher (13) . Erin’s death was so heartbreaking for her family that it led to her sister Shannon (15) also taking her own life. Continue reading

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