Castro maps out key plays for Gilas in win over Japan

first_imgJayson Castro William. Photo from Fiba.comIt’s often been said that the point guard is the extension of the coach on the court.But on Friday, Jayson Castro William took things to the next level as he mapped out a play on coach Chot Reyes’ whiteboard during Smart Gilas Pilipinas’ duel against Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though Castro did not go into the specifics, his play worked as he partially played as a decoy to rattle the Japan’s defenders that led to an Andray Blatche triple and an open June Mar Fajardo undergoal stab in the ensuing plays for a 10-point Gilas lead, 80-70, with 3:43 to play.He then took over in the closing minutes, scoring five of Gilas’ last seven points as the Filipinos started their campaign in the Asian qualifiers of the 2019 Fiba World Cup with a 77-71 win over Japan.Castro was magnificent on the floor all game long, racking up a team-best 20 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in the victory.But Reyes made it clear that any player who feels like speaking out can voice his thoughts and even take his whiteboard, as long as it’s for the benefit of the team.“Every player has that right to tell the coaches on what they are seeing on the floor. Japan had a very effective zone defense against us and I think Jayson’s play was a big adjustment for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After poor finals stint last year, Ravena makes presence felt for Ateneo this time OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES With Matthew Wright shooting freebies midway through the fourth quarter, the star guard drew up a play as Reyes willingly allowed him to devise the team’s next attack.“That’s the kind of relationship that we have. He teaches me on what to do and it’s my job to follow him,” Reyes said in jest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe act was also a glimpse of how deep Castro and Reyes’ bond is dating back to when both of them shared a player-coach relationship at Talk ‘N Text.“[Japan’s] defense was so effective. So since coach Chot already handled me before, I just drew our old play. I realized that it would be effective for us because (Japan) denies our shooters,” the 31-year-old slasher said.last_img read more

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NCAA Finals rematch set as San Beda faces Lyceum for PCCL title

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt will be San Beda and Lyceum for all the marbles once again.Sans Robert Bolick, the Red Lions leaned on Javee Mocon to escape Ateneo, 57-52, and advance to the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Finals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcelino stars as Lyceum advances to PCCL Finals LATEST STORIES Quarters: 12-9, 27-20, 37-37, 57-52. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Mocon led the way with 21 points and four rebounds to make up for the absence of Bolick, who sat out due to minor knee issues.“I really commend my players for stepping up in the absence of Robert,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, who will face the Pirates in the finals. “It’s really a big shoes to fill for us with Robert out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDonald Tankoua scored eight of his 15 markers, including the go-ahead three-point play with 51.0 seconds remaining to give San Beda a 55-52 lead. The Nigerian also got 13 rebounds and a huge block on Thirdy Ravena in the waning seconds.San Beda will renew its rivalry against Lyceum, which knocked off San Sebastian in the other semifinals duel, on Thursday, still at the Arena in San Juan. The Red Lions swept the Pirates in the NCAA Season 93 Finals three months ago.Ateneo banked on the leadership of Ravena, who had 11 points and eight rebounds.The Scores:SAN BEDA 57 — Mocon 21, Tankoua 15, Soberano 6, Cabanag 4, Penuela 4, Abuda 3, Doliguez 2, Ejercito 2, Bahio 0, Ndzana 0, Oftana 0, Presbitero 0, Tongco 0.ATENEO 52 — Ravena 11, Verano 8, Maagdenberg 7, Ma. Nieto 7, Asistio 3, Tio 3, White 3, Go 2, Mallillin 2, Mamuyac 2, Mendoza 2, Mi. Nieto 2, Andrade 0.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

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Rotary Int’l District 9101 Ends Seminar for Members

first_imgRotary International District 9101 in collaboration with the Rotary Clubs in Liberia has ended a one-day seminar for its members in Monrovia, with a call encouraging humanitarians to join the club.The seminar helped Rotarians share their experiences and provided understanding as well as enhanced their interests to become more familiar with its activities around the world.Augustus J. Flomo, Rotary District Trainer Representative for Liberia, said the training also addressed two things about the organization, including membership and the foundation, which is the flagship of Rotary International.“It is that portion (the Rotary Foundation) that helps to provide hope for communities, hope for the hopeless and brings about development so the objective of the seminar fulfilled the District’s obligation as part of Rotary International,” Flomo said.He said every year Rotary International mandates every District within its network to hold a series of trainings for its members to discuss the way forward.“One of these is this seminar that we organized for members, and similar exercises are going around in ten countries in our District either today or on the 12th of this Month,” Flomo said.He said the seminar also prepared clubs and district leaders for membership activities, including attracting new members.Nadu Cooper, Assistant Governor of Rotary 9101, expressed gratitude to fellow Rotarians who turned out for the training, including the Rotary Clubs of Monrovia, Sinkor, Gbarnga and Harper.“I am happy to see the huge representation of participants from these various clubs to discuss issues relevant to the growth of our club,” said Mrs. Cooper.She said as the club commences operations from July 2017 to June 2018 they hope to complete most of their projects and also recruit more members. The projects include water and sanitation, health, among others.Mrs. Cooper said next year will be the centennial of the Rotary Foundation, and “so there are certain targets that we must reach in order to excel in promoting and recruiting more people.”According to her, the Rotary Clubs of Sinkor has 42 members; Gbarnga, 23 members; Harper has 15; and the Rotary Club of Monrovia has 60 – with a total of 140 persons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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No response from Govt on flooding compensation – NDC Chairman

first_imgAfter six weeks of awaiting their compensation, an official from one of the communities on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD), which experienced flooding last month, has revealed that there has been no information forthcoming from the Ministry of the Presidency as it relates to the settlement which was promised by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.While speaking with Guyana Times on this matter, Uitvlugt-Tuschen Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Chairman Vishal Ambedkar stated that since the area was visited by Minister Harmon after the flooding, there has beenMassive waves hit the Uitvlugt sea defence with blinding forceno communication from the Ministry.“Nobody from the Ministry of the Presidency or the Minister of State’s office has made contact with me to update me as to what progress is required from us at this point or what we need to do in collaboration with them to compensate the residents here,” he said.Ambedkar further added that Minister Harmon indicated that there were plans to do a joint assessment with officials from both local and central government. However, the regional bodies were neither contacted nor informed of any intention to do so after that encounter.“When we met with the Minister of State, he said that the various levels of local and central government would do an assessment together. That has not taken place. We made our assessment before and we were not informed of any other assessment that would’ve taken place,” he said.Additionally, all the information with regard to the assessment of losses from the residents of the affected communities was submitted to the Minister by the Geographical Representative of the area and Member of Parliament (MP), Mohamed Irfaan Ali. Despite this, they have not received any response.“The Ministry hasn’t fulfilled their end of the bargain. We’ve submitted all (of) the information that we had to the relevant agencies, which is the Ministry of the Presidency, and we haven’t received any response. With regard to members of the Ministry meeting with the NDC to do an assessment together with us, we haven’t had any meetings as such.”The NDC Chairman reflected that the last time they heard from Central Government was the only time the area was visited by Minister Harmon, approximately a week after the area was inundated by high tides that overtopped the sea defences. During that time, one of the main focuses was the sea defence structures, which were damaged in some sections. Apart from that, there has been no communication between the two parties despite attempts to contact the Ministry.Meanwhile, in relation to the sea defence works, only temporary mechanisms have been set in place thus far which included the placement of boulders along the sections of the seawalls which were destroyed.Presently, efforts are still being made by the regional officials to contact Minister Harmon so as to receive an update on the intention of the Ministry to compensate the flood victims.“We will be officially writing to the Minister for a response on this matter and reminding him of the discussions that we would’ve had. We will be writing in this regard and asking for an update and what the Ministry plans to do,” said Ambedkar.Over the past weeks, there has been widespread outcry from persons of the communities that suffered flooding, primarily those whose livelihoods and properties were severally damaged.last_img read more

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Denny Morrison among athletes calling on Calgary to continue 2026 Olympics bid

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. — Fort St. John native Denny Morrison was among over a dozen athletes that hosted a press conference to urge the City of Calgary to continue its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics ahead of a vote by city councillors about whether or not to continue with the bid.Morrison was one of a number of Oympians including fellow speed skaters Gilmore Junio and Catriona Le May Doan, as well as swimmer Mark Tewksbury, that were at the press conference voicing support for Calgary’s bid. The city previously hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988.Calgary city council was supposed to be debating public engagement on the support of the bid, which may or may not include a plebiscite, this week. However, last Tuesday Councillor Druh Farrell brought forward a motion at a committee meeting to hold a vote to reaffirm support before going any further.- Advertisement -Farrell’s motion passed 9-1, and according to 660 News in Calgary, there’s a fairly good chance that enough councillors will change their minds and vote against continuing Calgary’s bid for the Games. This possibility was what led the athletes to voice their support for the City bidding to host the Games for a second time. “We were really trying to be respectful of the process and not influence too much,” said Tewksbury. “When the news came out on Tuesday of just how much in jeopardy this is, the athlete community mobilized. Within three days, we’ve had hundreds of athletes sending letters to the councillors, organizing a press conference. Please keep the conversation going.”Story courtesy 660 News: http://www.660news.com/2018/04/13/athletes-mobilize-tell-calgary-not-bail-bid-2026-winter-games/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Iran in U-turn on women in stadiums

first_img0Shares0000Fans celebrate in the streets of Tehran after Iran beat Morocco 1-0 in its opening World Cup game on June 15, 2018, taking it top of Group B © AFP / ATTA KENARETEHRAN, Iran, Jun 20 – Tehran’s largest football stadium is to admit thousands of women together with men for the first time since the the Islamic revolution of 1979 as World Cup fever grips Iran for its Wednesday evening group game against Spain.The decision to throw open the gates of the capital’s 100,000 capacity Azadi Stadium for the landmark 10:30 pm (1800 GMT) live screening comes with Iran topping Group B after its opening game victory against Morocco on Friday. That game too had been due to be shown live in stadiums and parks but authorities cancelled all planned open-air screenings just hours before kick-off forcing fans to watch in cinemas.The U-turn by Tehran provincial council came after the 1-0 win over Morocco saw tens of thousands take to the streets of the capital in rare and wild celebration, many of them women.More than 10,000 tickets were expected to be put on sale for Wednesday’s screening and at less than two euros each they were swiftly snapped up.Female member of parliament, Tayebeh Siavoshi, who has long campaigned for women to be allowed to watch matches live in stadiums, said she hoped the decision would pave the way for a wider change of policy.Many Iranian clerics oppose women attending football matches, saying they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere, though the ruling is frequently criticised from across the political spectrum © AFP/File / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND“Once spectators have shown their respect for the rules, we hope it will be possible to screen the Iran-Portugal game in the same stadium (next Monday) and that will mark the start of families attending matches played at the Azadi,” she told the ISNA news agency.Many Iranian clerics oppose women attending football matches, saying they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere, though the ruling is frequently criticised from across the political spectrum.The opening game 3-3 draw between Group B favourites Spain and Portugal has given Iran a sniff of hope that it could seal a shock berth in the last 16.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Louis van Gaal reveals extent of injuries to Phil Jones and Ander Herrera

first_img Ander Herrera suffered the injury in the 25th minute 1 Louis van Gaal admitted the club were in a ‘lousy period’ after Manchester United picked up another two injuries during their 2-1 victory over Watford.Ander Herrera and Phil Jones both limped off in the win which saw Memphis Depay end his goal drought before a goal at either end by Watford’s Troy Deeney ensured the three points returned to Old Trafford.Herrera provided a superb cross for Depay’s opening goal at Vicarage Road but lasted only 25 minutes, as a hamstring strain meant he had to be replaced by Marcos Rojo, while Phil Jones was also substituted after the he twisted his ankle.Van Gaal confirmed the pair would miss Wednesday’s Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven.United already have a lengthy list of absentees, including Wayne Rooney (illness), Anthony Martial (foot), Marouane Fellaini (calf), Michael Carrick (ankle), Antonio Valencia (foot) and Luke Shaw (leg). Van Gaal also said striker James Wilson has a swollen knee.“We are in a lousy period because there are a lot of injuries,” Van Gaal said.“Jones and Herrera are not available for Wednesday. The first impression is they are not heavy injuries but we have to play Wednesday.“Jones has a twisted ankle and Herrera maybe a hamstring injury. Rooney is ill and illness is a matter of days, not weeks.“I do expect that he shall play Wednesday. He is at home. Tomorrow he comes and then I can say more.“Martial has a foot problem. It is not so heavy as the media has written but you never know, we have to wait and see.”United’s shortage of forward options offered an opportunity for Depay against Watford, who made his first league start since the 3-0 loss to Arsenal on October 4.Depay’s United career has been one of fits and starts since his £25million move in the summer and Van Gaal admitted this week he had expected more of the 21-year-old this season.A lively display, however, was capped off by an excellent finish in the first half as Depay struck a sweet volley into the top corner to give United the lead.“The goal was superb,” Van Gaal said.“A fantastic pass from Ander Herrera. He finished it very well. I think also the first half he played a very good game.“The second half a little bit less, because he is six weeks out of the team and lacks some match rhythm so I can understand that.“I think he played a very good match, like Jesse Lingard. The way we played, it suits them. That was good.”last_img read more

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Datebook 5/31

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY “Syria and Lebanon in Light of the Bush Doctrine” discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Call (805) 241-8855. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council meeting, 7 p.m., Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St. Call (818) 360-4436. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more

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WEEKEND ARTS GUIDE – WHAT’S ON IN BLUE STACKS FESTIVAL

first_imgThe 11th annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival starts today with art exhibition openings in Donegal Town, Glencolmcille and Ballyshannon as well as music and theatre performances in Bundoran, Ballybofey and Ballyshannon.The Festival runs from today until Sunday, October 9 and includes a high quality programme of theatre, visual arts, readings, events for children and schools, carnival workshops and performance as well as the best of traditional, classical, country and rock music.Exhibitions in Donegal Town and Glencolmcille Donegal Town artist James McManus will open his Exhibition of New Works at his new temporary Gallery on Castle Street, Donegal Town, Friday at 6pm while the Meitheal Ealaíne group of Glencolmcille-based artists open their new group show at their Gallery in Cashel Saturday night at 8pm. Meitheal are tapestry artists Margaret Cunningham and Deborah Stockdale, painters Ana Stromberg, Michael Doherty and Tom McLaughlin, and photographer Rik Walton. They invite everyone to come along and enjoy the work which will be open to the public every day throughout the Festival ( Saturday and Sundays included), 1-6pm.Minister to Open Abbey Centre ExhibitionThe Festival is honoured that the Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and An Gaeltacht, Mr. Dinny McGinley TD, has agreed to open Kerry artist Michael Flaherty’s major exhibition of new works, Ballyshannnon – Bridging The Past and The Present, at The Abbey Arts Centre on Saturday night at 7.30pm.The exhibition has come about on the initiative of the Abbey Arts Centre who earlier this year invited Flaherty – a regular visitor to Ballyshannon in the 1980s – to return and chronicle in his own distinctive style, the historic landmarks, the visible, the tranquil and the quiet secret places of ‘Ireland’s Oldest Town’. Flaherty’s work has been described by critics as bringing to mind aspects of ‘Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Henry and Seán McSweeney’ (Irish Times) and displaying ‘the richness of Jack B. Yeats’ (National Gallery of Ireland). His wonderful portraits of Ballyshannon literally paint the town in a new light. They may be enjoyed at The Abbey Centre, Monday to Friday, 11am-4pm daily.Glenveagh Suite is Festival Opening ConcertThe opening concert event of this year’s Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival is a special performance – produced by the Abbey Arts Centre – of the late Margaret McGinley’s The Glenveagh Suite, the much loved Ballyshannon composer and teacher’s musical tribute to Glenveagh, in remembrance of the infamous Derrveagh Evictions, which took place 150 years ago this year.The performance will take place in The Abbey Centre, directly after the Opening of Michael Flaherty’s Exhibition, on Saturday night at 8.30pm. Admission is FREE but it is advisable to Book in Advance at the venue, Tel. 071 985 1375, to ensure your seat.The original Glenveagh Suite was first performed at Glenveagh Castle in September 1989 and this new production has been brought together and arranged by pianist Marie Askin working with an ensemble of hugely talented musicians, singers, dancers and actors from Ballyshannon and further afield, many of whom are former students of the composer, including: singer Shauna Mullin, fiddlers John McNamee and Damien McGeehan, guitarist Seanan Brennan, cellist Catherine McHale, dancer Ciara Campbell and the Rossnowlagh Choral Singers under the direction of Angela Currid, together with actors Tracy Ferguson and Conor Carney. The performance also features additional script by Rossnowlagh playwright Soinbhe Lally who has written a new narrative for the character of Cornelia Adair, landlord John George Adair’s American-born wife, the part of whom will be played by Tracy Ferguson. Actor Conor Carney will offer a contemporary account of the social and political context of the time, reading selections from William Allingham’s impassioned and highly charged narrative, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland: A Modern Poem, published in 1864.Award Winning Boxing Drama in BallybofeyFestival Opening night at the Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey sees Aonghus óg McAnally’s star-turn performance as a hurried young boxer on the comeback trail in Fight Night, this Saturday night, from 8.30pm. To mark the occasion, excellent Group Booking Discount Rates are available to Boxing Clubs and Sporting Clubs in general and to members of the Boxing fraternity, through the Balor Arts Centre directly on 074 913 1840.McAnally, the grandson of the late, great Donegal–born actor Ray McAnally (The Mission, My Left Foot, A Very British Coup), plays the part of Danny Coyle Jnr, who storms away from the ring minutes before a crucial fight and now years later, older and wiser, is offered one shot at making up for lost time and mending some sundered relationships in the process. Set in a training gym, this fast-paced and engaging solo performance combines intense physicality with sharp Dublin wit. McAnally spends the bulk of the show performing the rituals of a boxer in training, honing his body in preparation for the fight that he hopes is going to define his career. He skips, jogs, does press-ups, and shadow boxes with weights – all for real – in a storytelling experience that will leave audiences both exhausted and exhilarated.Fight night was first performed at the 2010 Dublin Fringe Festival where the show was a sell-out success, won a Bewley’s Little Gem Award and McAnally took the Fringe Award for Best Actor.Tickets, priced €15 /€12 are Now Booking from the Balor Arts Centre, Tel. 074 913 1840. This show contains Strong Language and is Suitable for 14 yrs +.Rare Groove in BundoranThis weekend sees the culmination of the Euro Surf 2011 Championships in Bundoran and the Festival is delighted to continue its support of Mark Gegan’s brillliant Rare Groove Funk Orchestra by highlighting their show at The Chasin’ Bull in Bundoran on Festival Opening Night (Saturday) from 10.30pm.The members of this Donegal and North-West based ensemble have performed with an impressive array of artists and bands such as Kila, Asian Dub Foundation, Chuck Berry, Primal Scream and The Republic of Loose. With a line-up that features horns, vocals, guitars, bass, hammond organ, drums and percussion, the Rare Groove repertoire is intoxicating blend of jazz, funk, soul, blues, reggae and hip-hop. In addition to their own original material, the band also perform their own unique re-stylings of classic Nirvana, Radiohead and The Police tunes as well as a selection of Miles Davis and John Coltrane standards.Brian Friel Play in Glenties.The Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival continues until Sunday night next, October 9th. when the final Festival event will be a performance by An Grianán Theatre in association with Workhouse Theatre of Brian Friel’s ‘Aristocrats’ , at Glenties Community Centre at 8.30pm.www.donegaldaily.com – Supporting the Arts.Donegaldaily.com supports initiatives in Donegal and beyond which support charity and community initiatives.We welcome all contributions to info@donegaldaily.com.WEEKEND ARTS GUIDE – WHAT’S ON IN BLUE STACKS FESTIVAL was last modified: October 1st, 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:The 11th annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festivallast_img read more

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