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As reports persisted throughout the county last week that Micko Dwyer is the frontrunner to be the next Clare senior football manager, both the Kerry legend and Clare GAA Chairman Michael O’Neill have denied any official contact has been made.
“I didn’t hear anything about it,”Micko told The Clare Champion last Wednesday. Asked if he was contemplating a return to inter-county management, having taken a break this year, he replied, “I have made no decision yet”.
Clare Chairman Michael O’Neill said O’Dwyer was not “formally approached by anybody. There is much speculation and Micko’s name is one of five or six being linked to the position,” he added.
Despite the Kerryman’s outright denial, The Clare Champion understands that unofficial approaches have been made to the man that guided Kerry to eight All-Ireland senior titles before going on to achieve success with Laois, Kildare and Wicklow.
[Source: Clare Champion]
Workers at the Target Express depot in Little Island are entering a weekend of protest as confusion mounts over the reasons behind the company ceasing operations, with a simple message of “give us some respect” coming from the team there.
Workers began their sit-in protest last Tuesday morning after learning on the RTÉ Six One news that they were out of work following the Revenue Commissioners’ attachment of the company’s assets. Customers with debts to the company were also instructed to pay directly to Revenue.
Just before going to print, The Cork Independent learned that a liquidator had arrived at the depot to explain his duties and to compile a stock take. It is believed the workers were not prepared to let him complete this.
Workers are not letting any freights or vans in or out, and, crucially, are holding onto packages within the warehouse.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Two police officers were injured after a car stolen during a creeper burglary collided with their police vehicle.
Police say the creeper burglary happened in the Beverley Gardens area of Derry’s Waterside on the morning of August 28.
“At approximately 5:30 a.m., it was reported that a gray BMW 1 Series was taken from a house,” says a PSNI spokesman.
“The car later collided with a police vehicle in the Brockagh Road area of Derry at approximately 12:05 p.m. Two police officers in the car at the time were injured but their injuries did not require hospital treatment.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
Mourners at the funeral of 24-year-old Andrew Duffy heard how the Donegal team need no greater incentive to win the All-Ireland to honor the supporter who died on August 26 (Sunday).
St. Columba’s Church in Termon was packed to overflowing as over 1,000 people turned out to say farewell to the talented GAA player.
Fr. Pat McHugh said Andrew was a shy, unassuming man who had a deep faith and his death has had a huge impact on himself and others in the community.
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