Ireland claim historic grand slam

first_imgThe Irish made light of sleet and biting wind and an England team desperate to avoid a third successive defeat as they deservedly led 21-5 at halftime with tries by Garry Ringrose, CJ Stander and the prolific Jacob Stockdale.England, unbeaten at home in the Six Nations since 2012, managed tries by Elliot Daly in each half, but were unable to gain a foothold in the face of ferocious Irish defence.Ireland’s Conor Murray added a penalty in their only second-half score before England finished with a Jonny May try in stoppage time that came far too late to spoil what will be an Irish party to remember.Following Scotland’s win in Rome earlier in the morning and with just the Wales versus France game left in the championship, England will finish outside the top three for the first time in 12 years and could end as low as fifth.Ireland, who have now won 12 games in a row, top the standings on 26 points ahead of Scotland on 13, Wales 11, France and England on 10 and Italy with one.Scotland narrowly avoided a nightmare end to their Six Nations campaign, beating Italy 29-27 with a Greg Laidlaw penalty a minute from time after trailing the perennial wooden-spooners for most of the game.Scotland scored four tries before snatching victory from the distraught Italians but the result could well have gone the other way, with an expectant home crowd of 60,000 on the verge of celebrating a first Six Nations victory in three years.Italy were already guaranteed to finish last for the 13th time since their first Six Nations. Their string of 17 straight defeats in the competition equals the worst losing streak in the northern hemisphere’s premier tournament since France racked up 17 losses a century ago between 1911 and 1920.last_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP searching for missing man

first_imgPolice are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 37-year-old male.  Grande Prairie Rural RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate 37-year-old Shaun Savard. Family members have not seen or heard from Shaun since August 6, 2015.All attempts to locate Savard have been unsuccessful. Police do not suspect foul play at this time but need to speak with him to ensure his well being.  Savard is described as Aboriginal, black hair, brown eyes, 5’10, 200 lbs. (photo attached).RCMP are asking the public that if they have seen Savard, spoke to him or know of his whereabouts to please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

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DONEGAL GIRLS, AGED 4, CHOSEN TO BE FACES OF LIDL CHRISTMAS ADVERTS!

first_imgThe girls at their audition in Dublin.Two young Donegal girls have been chosen to be the stars of supermarket giant LIDL’s Christmas advertising campaign.Jessica Shiels (Letterkenny), daughter of Keith and Eimear Shiels and Lilah Hamilton (Ramelton), daughter of Lisa and Glen Hamilton are both students of the Karen Gorman Academy of Speech & Drama and Casting Agency.Both girls, aged 4, were selected to take part in auditions in Dublin on Monday last. And they will now travel to Dublin this Tuesday again for the photoshoot which will see them feature in the national campaign, outdoors, at point of sales and in the Lidl brochure!They were awarded the parts after outstanding performance at audition where they impressed representatives of the production company.Karen Gorman Casting has also been involved in campaigns for Mc Donald’s and Airtricity to name a few.The campaign will run nationally for a 3 month period. The girls will be coming to a poster near you very soon!DONEGAL GIRLS, AGED 4, CHOSEN TO BE FACES OF LIDL CHRISTMAS ADVERTS! was last modified: September 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Karen Gorman AcademyLIDLlast_img read more

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