ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final Results: Indian tigresses falter at final hurdle against…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ICCAdvertisement t87NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8c4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8mwtk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) w78Would you ever consider trying this?😱2Can your students do this? 🌚7d4fRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian women cricket team failed to grasp their maiden ICC Women’s T20 World Cup title, as the hosts Australia dominated in the tournament’s final match today in Melbourne. India, despite having a flawless run in the earlier matches, ducked in the final hurdle before clinching the trophy, as the Aussie women glimmered in both their batting and bowling performance. With a massive 85 run victory, the 2018 champions successfully defended their title, making it their fifth T20 World Cup trophy.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ICCAlyssa Healy and Beth Mooney, the two Aussie opening batswomen displayed their fireworks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Healy, the wicket keeper put up a swashbuckling knock of 39-ball-75, including seven fours and five sixes.Mooney, who kept her strike til the end, scored 78 runs from 54 balls, with an astonishing ten boundaries. The opening duo did most of the work behind Australia’s behemoth of a total in the first innings, and their skipper Meg Lanning provided some tail end support with 16 runs. Their final score was 184 for 4.Advertisement The Indian bowlers weren’t able to counter the Aussie batting attack, as Shikha Pandey gave off 52 runs from 4 overs, followed by Deepti Sharma, who picked the wickets of Lanning and Ashleigh Gardner, with an economy rate of 9.50.Poonam Yadav, who picked up four wickets against Australia last time, only had one dismissal today. Radha Yadav picked one wicket, ending Healy’s stormy innings in the 12th over.Advertisement With such an astounding target up front, the Indian dugout was dependent on the superstar opening duo of Shafami Verma and Smriti Mandhana. Unfortunately, the Aussie bowlers were equally effective on the pitch, as the Indian batting order fell apart against them.Verma, the young prodigy who was amazing in the earlier games, faced an early dismissal against Megan Schutt’s delivery. Mandhana, although looking to carry the chase forward with two fours, lost her wicket on just 11.Indian keeper Taniya Bhatia suffered a woeful concussion, and had to retire hurt on a score of 0. The rest of Indian batswomen failed to make a mark against the Aussie bowlers, except Deepti Sharma, who’s appreciable effort of 33 was brining some hope in the middle order.Women in Blue skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s bad form continued, and except Veda Krishnamurthy (19) and Richa Ghosh (18), the rest of the batting squad failed to cross the 10 run mark, as Australia exhausted all their wickets on a score of 99.Megan Schutt, who recently expressed her reluctancy on playing India, picked four wickets in the second innings. Spinner Jess Jonassen secured three, and Sophie Molineux, Delissa Kimmince and Nicola Carey had one dismissal each.“Thanks to the 86,000 people that came out tonight, it was something incredibly special,” Healy, the player of the match spoke after the final. The player of the tournament award went to Mooney, who scored 259 runs out of six matches.Also read-Read why Aussie bowler Megan Schutt ‘just hates playing India’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Defending champ gone: Maria Sharapova ousts Caroline Wozniacki in Australia

first_imgRussia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates a point win over Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)MELBOURNE, Australia— Maria Sharapova smacked a forehand winner — the sort she’s hit so many times, at so many key moments, over the years — to take control against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open. Sharapova balled up her fists, shut her eyes, threw back her head and let out a yell.She showed she’s ready to be a Grand Slam factor once again.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Her story is phenomenal,” Sharapova said. “I know she took a little break and came back and just resurged.”Against Wozniacki, Sharapova hung in there in a back-and-forth contest.Wozniacki led 3-2 in the third set after holding at love. But Sharapova finally gained the upper hand with a break for a 4-3 lead, clinched with that big forehand she was so excited about.After holding to go up 5-3, Sharapova broke yet again to end it, closing with a big cross-court backhand.“The level was quite high,” Sharapaova said. “I knew I was going to get a tough match.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Behind Kyle Kuzma’s heroics, Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The 31-year-old Russian missed the tournament in 2017 during a 15-month doping suspension that was triggered by a positive doping test during the previous year’s Australian Open.Wozniacki was the No. 3 seed in Australia, a year after beating Simona Halep in the final to claim her first major championship.Next for Sharapova is a matchup against Australia’s Ash Barty, who beat Maria Sakkari 7-5, 6-1 to equal her best showing at any major tournament.“I know,” Sharapova said, “it’s going to be a tough crowd.”No. 15-seeded Barty took two nearly years off from the tennis tour after the 2014 U.S. Open and played cricket during that time.ADVERTISEMENT Sharapova grabbed the last four games to eliminate Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in nearly 2½ hours Friday and reach the fourth round at Melbourne Park, building the statement-making victory with aggressive groundstrokes that gave her a 37-10 edge in total winners.“I haven’t played many matches in the last year, especially against top players,” Sharapova said. “And these are the kinds of matches I train for.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsShe cut her 2018 season short in September because of problems with her surgically repaired right shoulder.Sharapova is seeded only 30th at Melbourne Park, where she won the 2008 title for one of her five Grand Slam trophies but hasn’t been past the quarterfinals since 2015.last_img read more

Seaton, Persaud shine with gold in Suriname

first_img…Guyana finished with 24 medalsRising talents in the pool, Aleka Persaud and Leon Seaton Jr continue to carry the Golden Arrow Head high when they combined to tally eight gold medals at the VOS end of the year swim meet in Suriname last week.Persaud’s splendid performances saw her shattering two records. Competing in the age 9-10-year-old category, she erased the 50m freestyle record of 30.03s to set 29.98s and the same distance in the butterfly she lowered 32.68s to 32.50s.She also won the 100m individual medley in a time 1:17.98s ahead of Kaelyn Djoparto (1:19.95s) and Amzya Macrooy (1:21.13s). Adding the icing on the cake was her victory in the 50m backstroke in a time of 36.43s, edging out Djoparto (36.49s) once again while fellow Guyanese Patrice Mahaica stopped the clock at 37.24s.Aleka Persaud (centre) is standing tall as she collects one of her four gold medalsSeaton made the 11-12-year-old category his own, winning the 100m butterfly in 1:04.36s, 100m freestyle (57.23s), 100m backstroke (1:09.88s) and 50m freestyle (25.40s). It was not all gold rush for Seaton as he had to settle for bronze in the 100m breast stroke, clocking a distant 1:23.65s behind Shafiq Tangali 1:22.63s and Feranto Stuger (1:16.29s).In the open category, Andrew Fowler won three individual gold medals and one relay bronze while Trumanine Cole who competed in the same category won two individual bronze and one individual silver medal.Guyana also captured medals from Shareefa Lewis in the girls’ 7-8-year-old category where she won three individual silver medals. Patrice Mahaica also chipped in with two individual bronze medals and one relay gold medal in the girls 9-10 category.Nikta Fiedtkou swam in the girls 15-17 and won three individual bronze and 1 relay bronze medal. In the boys 9-10 category Jaleel Anderson won one individual bronze and one relay gold. Paul Mahaica won one relay gold while Amber DeGoeas won one relay bronze medal.A contingent of 119 persons including swimmers, coaches, parents and well-wishers representing various clubs of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) travelled to Suriname where the visitors won 24 medals in total.last_img read more

Warning for freezing rain and snow issued in the region

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a weather warning to be on watch for tonight in the region.They say the Alaska Highway could see ‘significant changes’ in conditions on the road, and rain/heavy wet snow will begin this evening and persist until Wednesday morning.They also reported there is the risk of freezing rain from Tetsa River regional park to Liard River hotsprings Provincial Park after midnight.- Advertisement -New BC weather alerts from Environment Canada can be found here.last_img

Premier Clark applauds push for softwood lumber deal

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Premier Christy Clark says word that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama want to quickly settle a long-standing trade issue over softwood lumber exports is ‘fantastic.’Trudeau and Obama said in a joint statement following talks in Washington at the end of last week they want a new dealt within 100 days, but they both artfully dodged calling the current trade dispute a ‘dispute,’ opting instead  to label it an irritant, likely bringing back for some thoughts of the U.S. President’s now infamous reference to the ISIS Terrorist Group as “the JV team.- Advertisement -It’s worth noting again the original agreement was signed in 2006, after a lengthy and bitter dispute, and then renewed in 2012.However, it expired October 12, 2015. Negotiators are now nearly half way through a one year grace period to get a new deal done before the U-S is again in position launch trade action, against Canadian producers.Madison’s Canadian Lumber reporter/publisher, Keta Kosman, says the industry has enjoyed recent steady, if not spectacular, production on both sides of the border, adding:last_img read more

Isco magic wins Super Cup for Real Madrid

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s midfielder Isco celebrates after scoring on August 8, 2017, at the Philip II Arena in Skopje © AFP / Dimitar DILKOFFSKOPJE, Macedonia, Aug 8 – A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital Skopje on Tuesday.Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy summer’s night in the Balkans and Isco doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half after a one-two with Gareth Bale. The gulf in class between Madrid — for whom Cristiano Ronaldo appeared as a late substitute — and Europa League winners United that Jose Mourinho had feared was all too evident and it looked like the Spaniards would go on to win by a wider margin.Real Madrid’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Super Cup © AFP / ARMEND NIMANIBut Romelu Lukaku pulled one back just past the hour, marking his competitive debut for United with a goal and sparking a big improvement from the Premier League club in the final stages.It was to no avail, with Zinedine Zidane’s side winning this trophy for the second year running and the fourth time overall. It is the eighth time in nine years that a Spanish club has won the Super Cup.“It is all down to hard work. We know there is a lot of talent in this team and there is so much hunger too, they always want more,” said Zidane after lifting more silverware.“Today was an almost perfect match, and the first half was spectacular.”– Bale handed start –While Ronaldo started on the bench for Madrid having only commenced pre-season training at the weekend, Bale was included in the first XI.United boss Mourinho caused a stir on Monday when he claimed he would make a bid to take the Welshman to Old Trafford if he were not a starter at the Philip II Arena.Despite the presence of £75 million ($97 million) signing Lukaku up front, with Paul Pogba behind, United often gave the impression that they could do with some extra inspiration in the final third.Having missed much of last season’s run-in due to injury, Bale is fit again, but it was Casemiro who emerged as the unlikely main threat going forward for Real in the first half.The Brazilian midfielder almost opened the scoring in the 16th minute, getting in front of Matteo Darmian to head a Toni Kroos corner against the bar from six yards.The breakthrough came just past the midway point in the first half as Dani Carvajal was afforded the time to flight a ball over Victor Lindelof — another United debutant — for Casemiro to stretch and volley past David de Gea.Manchester United’s striker Romelu Lukaku (C) shouts during the UEFA Super Cup football match on August 8, 2017 © AFP / Robert ATANASOVSKIDe Gea, formerly a Madrid transfer target, then needed to intervene to save a Karim Benzema snap-shot that followed a driving run into the area by Luka Modric, as Zidane’s side were restricted to a one-goal lead at the break.Mourinho sent on Marcus Rashford for Jesse Lingard at the start of the second half, yet it was at the other end that the chances kept coming.De Gea repelled a Kroos piledriver but there was nothing he could do to stop Isco making it 2-0 in the 52nd minute.Surrounded by red shirts just inside the area, Isco escaped their attentions by playing a one-two with Bale before coolly finishing past De Gea.Bale then struck the bar, and all this was going on without Ronaldo, who appeared from the bench to warm-up, raising hysterical cheers from the sizeable number of locals with sympathies for the Spanish side.United had a mountain to climb and were not helped when Lukaku blazed over after Keylor Navas pushed a Pogba header into his path.Lukaku did not make the same mistake twice, converting the rebound when a Nemanja Matic drive was not convincingly dealt with by Navas, but the goalkeeper redeemed himself with a vital late save to deny Rashford.And Real, with Ronaldo on for the closing stages, held out.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Germany land at World Cup as Spain coach signs for Real Madrid

first_img0Shares0000The German team arrive at the World Cup in Russia © AFP / Yuri KADOBNOVMoscow, Russian Federation, Jun 12 – Reigning champions Germany arrived in Russia on Tuesday to join the World Cup party as Real Madrid announced Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will replace Zinedine Zidane after the tournament.Gareth Southgate’s inexperienced England team also touched down as excitement mounts ahead of Thursday’s opening fixture in Moscow between the host nation and Saudi Arabia. Germany, aiming to join Brazil as five-time winners of the World Cup, landed near Moscow ahead of their first match against Mexico on Sunday.The Germans are among a group of favourites alongside Spain, France and Brazil but there are lingering questions over their form.Joachim Loew’s side went five games without a win before labouring to a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia in their final warm-up and first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has hardly played since September.Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will join Real Madrid after the World Cup © AFP/File / Pierre-Philippe MARCOUBut the Germans have made at least the semi-finals in each of the past four World Cups and have a habit of finding form when they need it most.The defending champions also play Sweden and South Korea.Loew warned Germany’s rivals had all made strides since Mario Goetze’s extra-time goal gave them the title in 2014.“There will be a high standard of opposition. Spain have improved, while Brazil and Argentina are up there,” he said.England, who landed in Saint Petersburg, are not among the favourites in Russia but the third-youngest Three Lions squad ever to head to a World Cup boasts Premier League stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling.“It’s the one competition that everybody dreams of winning,” said captain Kane before England set off.“I’d be surprised if the majority of players did not say the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world.”Brazil striker Neymar greets supporters during a training session in Sochi © AFP / Nelson ALMEIDAEngland’s Group G opponents Belgium showcased their talents in a 4-1 victory against Costa Rica in Brussels on Monday, featuring two goals from Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku and a glittering performance from Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.Hazard limped off with 20 minutes to go but coach Roberto Martinez brushed off concerns, saying there was “nothing to worry about”.Real Madrid’s announcement on their new manager comes shortly after Lopetegui extended his contract as Spain coach until 2020. Zidane quit Real after winning a third consecutive Champions League trophy.Brazil and Neymar attracted an army of excited youngsters — including one who managed to break onto the pitch for a selfie — as they held their first training session on Russian soil.Around 5,000 locals turned out to watch the relaxed session next to the Brazilians’ hotel in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.The 222-million-euro ($261 million) Paris Saint-Germain forward made his first start on Sunday, against Austria, since undergoing surgery on a foot fracture at the start of March.Belgium forward Eden Hazard leaves the pitch during the international friendly against Costa Rica © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND“Neymar is doing great, thanks to God,” said goalkeeper Alisson. “I think the way the whole process has been dealt with was perfect. He has fully recovered.”– 2026 World Cup decision –But before the action on the pitch gets under way, on Wednesday FIFA members must choose whether to award the 2026 World Cup to North America or Morocco. The choice is clear — give the first 48-team World Cup to a US-Canadian-Mexican bid or hand it to Africa for just the second time.England captain Harry Kane travels to Russia after a dazzling season for Tottenham Hotspur © AFP/File / Anthony DevlinA FIFA evaluation report earlier this month classified the north African nation’s stadiums, accommodation and transport as “high risk”, leaving the North American bid as the clear frontrunner.But the North American bid has been dogged by concerns that the vote could become a referendum on the popularity of US President Donald Trump.On Monday, bid leader Carlos Cordeiro urged FIFA members to vote on the “merits” of the bid, and not on Trump.Russia beat England in the race to host this year’s tournament but the 2010 vote has since been tainted by bribery allegations.The World Cup will take place against a background of international tensions after Russia and the West engaged in a major wave of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions since London accused Moscow of being behind the poisoning of a double agent in Britain.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 4, 6, 17 and 21. There no winner of Match 3 Numbers. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €2,600 and Match 3 is €180. Niall Erskine’s Team is selling Killotto this Saturday 29th and Daniel Breslin’s team is selling on 5th of November. The Killotto is now online. If you would like to do the Killotto and are not at home, go online to the new website www.killybegsgaa.com and follow the link for the instructions.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went Ethna Byrne, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,500 on 47 calls.The Bord Na OG Race Night is on 11 – 11 – 11. Please support and have a good night’s entertainment.The Annual Na Cealla Beaga Halloween fancy dress is almost upon us! The big night takes place this Sunday 30th October 2011 in the Cope House bar… Followed by disco downstairs with DJ Jones blasting out the latest tunes… Music, spot prizes for best dressed and shots galore! Hope to see you all there!!! The seniors and reserves had hard fought wins over Naomh Columba in Glen last Sunday in their final league games. Score lines where Seniors 0-07 Naomh Columba 0-06, Reserves 2-08 Naomh Columba 2-07.Anyone looking for their membership card can contact Macdara to get the card. Also anyone who has email and wants to be on the clubs mailing list, should send an e-mail to secretary.killybegs.donegal@gaa.ieGAA: KILLYBEGS GAA NOTES was last modified: October 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

Fatah enters talks with break-aways

first_img Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat called the resolution unacceptable and accused the U.S. government of having a different standard for the Palestinian election than for the recent Iraqi election. “I haven’t heard any American official speak about those who have guns and those who don’t have guns in Iraq even though there are more guns in Iraq than in the whole region (here),” Erekat said. Hamas said the United States and Israel should stay out of internal Palestinian politics. “We consider the latest positions in the U.S. and in Israel against Hamas part of a systematic campaign against the Palestinian people’s choice. Such statements aim to block the way to Hamas’ participation,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said. Hamas has gained popularity through its welfare work and attacks against Israel. Its electoral success also reflects a growing view among Palestinians that Fatah is riddled with corruption and incapable of bringing law and order to the Palestinian streets. Also Saturday, an explosion in the southern Gaza Strip killed a militant as he returned from firing homemade rockets into Israel, according to Palestinian security officials and militant leaders. Three people were wounded in the blast. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Barghouti routinely meets with political allies and family members in prison. The Fatah infighting already has given a lift to Hamas, which calls for Israel’s destruction and has carried out scores of deadly attacks over the past decade. The Islamic group won sweeping victories in key West Bank municipalities during local elections Thursday, the final electoral test before the Jan. 25 parliamentary vote. Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Saturday that Abbas should bar Hamas from the election. “A victory for Hamas would turn the territories into Hamastan and (create) a situation in which none of us want to be,” Shalom told Israel Radio. “Today is the time to make the tough decision, the strategic decision, to dismantle the terror infrastructure and go to elections with the intent of afterward going to peace with Israel.” The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Friday warning the Palestinian Authority that it risks losing U.S. financial aid and other support if it lets Hamas participate in the election. The United States includes Hamas on its list of terror organizations. JERUSALEM – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party held urgent talks Saturday with a breakaway faction of young activists in hopes of reuniting the party and boosting its chances of defeating Hamas in January parliamentary elections. The faction split from Fatah on Wednesday and formed the Future movement after Abbas, ignoring the results of party primaries dominated by the young guard, announced a parliamentary slate filled with corruption-tainted old-timers. Abbas sent an envoy to Future’s leader, Marwan Barghouti, to request that the sides merge their party slates and officials from both groups met Saturday to try to work out a deal, Fatah and Future officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the sensitive negotiations. A resolution to the rift was not expected for several days because any agreement would have to be approved by Barghouti, who is serving five life terms in an Israeli prison for involvement in attacks that killed four Israelis and a Greek monk. Palestinian parties have until the end of December to present their final election lists. last_img read more

My Donegal… with theatre director Séimí Campbell

first_imgDonegal Town native Seimi Campbell, a well-known figure in the theatre and music scene, shares his perspective on life in Donegal.Séimí is most well known for his involvement with theatre, both on and off stage. He is a student of Music Education at Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and is due to finish his degree in less than two months time. Séimí most recently directed the sell-out run and critically acclaimed ‘Evita’ in the O’Reilly Theatre Dublin, with Trinity Musical Theatre (TMT) in February 2018, which garnered the support of Broadway stars Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth. : Séimí along with his fellow cofounders of TMT; Mairead Hughes and Sean Cassidy and TMT Patron, and Broadway star, Kristin Chenoweth.Séimí cofounded TMT in 2016, while back at home in Donegal, he was director with Bosco Productions for six years.He has also directed the Donegal debut of Mairéad Ní Ghráda’s An Triail in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon (September 2015, November 2017). In 2017, Séimí founded Donegal Youth Musical Theatre (DYMT), and directed their inaugural production and North-West premier of Phantom of the Opera in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny (August 2017). He is looking forward to directing a contemporary adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar in An Grianan Theatre with DYMT this August.He has been awarded with a JCI Top Outstanding Young Person Award (Donegal) in 2017, and was named in the ‘Trinity Twenty’ earlier this year. In his ‘other life’, Séimí is a proud musician and music educator. He is an accompanist with his parish choir in Killymard each Sunday morning, and was most recently selected to represent Ireland at the EAS Music Education Conference in Latvia later this month.Séimí pictured at the Official Launch of DYMT in An Grianan Theatre with Dublin actors and friends, Lainey O’Sullivan and Joshua HurleyThis is Séimí Campbell’s My Donegal…What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Lough Eske. The best place to clear your head after a busy week in the Big Smoke.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh – such an incredible yet humble musician whose grá of Donegal always shines on an international stage. Also, there are so many on a local level –  Eileen Carr, Pat Ward…all with such talent, modesty and hearts of gold.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel…always!What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Sam Maguire coming back to the Diamond in 2012. A night we will always remember.What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?We don’t take compliments in Donegal!!Phantom of the Opera rehearsals in An Grianan Theatre, LetterkennyWhat is your favourite Donegal-made product?Tom’s brown bread, Aroma. Always survives the journey to Dublin in my suitcase each week!Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Maireád NíMhaonaigh. Also, Noel Cunningham.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Deirdre McGlone, Harvey’s Point. A lady who always takes time to speak to one and all, continues to put Donegal on the map through her love of the county and has built up an absolute treasure chest in our back garden!Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?A toss between Seamie Coleman and Michael Murphy.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Aroma at the Craft Village, Donegal Town. It is the one place you always leave feeling healthy – even after a slice of lemon cake! What would your ideal day in Donegal consist of?A morning walk around Lough Eske with my family, a busy day’s rehearsal for DYMT at the mighty An Grianan Theatre, followed by a steak sandwich in Harvey’s Point. (Maybe even a sing-song in the Forge, depending on the night!!) Perfection.Seimi with his brothers at Lough EskeWhat is your favourite Donegal saying or expression? ‘Sure you’re wild good…’What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Like all of the country, I think we need to continue to work together to promote positive mental health in Donegal. As Cycle Against Suicide promote, ‘It’s O.K. not to feel O.K., and it’s absolutely O.K. to ask for help’. Let’s keep spreading this message.What is your favourite Donegal food?Steak on the stone from the Market House at the Abbey Hotel. Melt in the mouth!Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?The four hours bus journey home from Dublin every weekend. But, it’s ALWAYS worth it.Do you have a favourite local band?Little Hours – who first played in my garden for my 18th birthday before stardom hit ! I’ve always loved the Henry Girls too.If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Build a new state of the arts theatre in Donegal Town to help put Donegal on the map as a hub of professional theatre. We have the talent. We just need a venue to match it.What has been the most exciting moment of your career so far?Each production brings its own highs and excitement. ‘Phantom’ and ‘Evita’ this year were certainly up there with the most special. Founding Trinity Musical Theatre with my two friends, and watching it grow over our first two years has also been an incredible journey.Cast and crew of Evita 2018 pictured on stage this FebruaryIs there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?The people, the place and the love that the people have for the place. You wouldn’t find it anywhere else.Also, how all Donegal lads love coming home every weekend to our mammys!! Every other county thinks we’re cracked!Do you want to take part in the My Donegal interview series? Let us know by emailing info@donegaldaily.comMy Donegal… with theatre director Séimí Campbell was last modified: March 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:MY DONEGALSéimí campbelllast_img read more