GREENCASTLE AUTHOR JENNI WINS BURSARY IN HONOUR OF DONEGAL POET

first_imgJenni: Won bursaryINISHOWEN author Jenni Doherty has won the inaugural Noelle Vial Tyrone Guthrie Annaghmakerrig Centre Poetry Bursary Award.By John GillSet up in memory of the award-winning poet, the announcement was made at a special celebratory night for the late Killybegs poet at the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival. Jenni, originally from Greencastle in Inishowen but living in Derry for the past 20 years, published her debut collection “Rain Spill” last year and is her debut solo collection of poetry and prose.In the publication, Jenni, creates the illusion of a water dance through the use of rain, ocean, mist, fog, frost, storm, snow and rainbow to capture the sense of her hometown and belonging, of experience and emotion, of life and lessons learnt.Some pieces have evolved naturally while others have been created for the purpose of live performance or as topical commentary for broadcast or newspaper.Tender, light and humorous in places yet coarse, raw and unforgiving in others, this is a spill of thoughts, imaginations, fictions, ideas and realities gathered over four decades.  GREENCASTLE AUTHOR JENNI WINS BURSARY IN HONOUR OF DONEGAL POET was last modified: October 1st, 2013 by John2Share 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:awardbursaryGreencastleJenni DohertyTyrone Guthrielast_img read more

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SHAY WANTS TO BE ‘GIVEN’ A TRANSFER FROM ASTON VILLA

first_imgShay Given has publicly stated that he wants a move away from Aston Villa, declaring he still has plenty to offer at the highest level in professional football. Shay Given still believes he has a huge amount to offer in a playing capacity, and isn’t ready to concentrate solely on coaching duties.Given has endured a frustrating spell at Aston Villa, and has been unable to establish himself as the first-choice No.1.Given had a very successful loan spell at Middlesbrough FC, and became a fans favourite during his short spell with the club. Given believes he has to move away from Villa Park in order to get regular first-team football.Given is also employed in a coaching capacity at the Villa Park club but is willingly to leave that in order to play regularly.Given said, “If I am going to play, I have to move away from Villa Park.“That’s something I have looked at, but it has to happen, I have been waiting for it to happen for two years now. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Middlesbrough, I knew when I went there on loan that I was still able to play as I slotted straight back into things, despite having not played for a long time.“I still want to play, I believe I still have a lot to offer as a player.“I have only turned 38, but I see Mark Schwarzer playing in a Champions League semi-final at the age of 41, Brad Friedel is 43 and still playing, so I have a lot more to do before I think about coaching.“I hope it can happen for me, I just need someone to have faith, to take a punt and bring me in, to get me playing again. SHAY WANTS TO BE ‘GIVEN’ A TRANSFER FROM ASTON VILLA was last modified: June 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Home-page SportnewsShay GivenSportlast_img read more

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