The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from November 10, 2008

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3am: Dressing Broom; SOLANGE GETS CUPBOARD TO CHANGE IN World Music AWARDS 2008
Byline: Clemmie Moodie & Danielle Lawler IN celeb-land, size really does matter - especially when it comes to your dressing room... So organisers of last night's World Music Awards in Monaco bruised a few egos when it was discovered they had...
90 YRS OF REMEMBRANCE; from Afghanistan to Belfast. the Nation Falls Silent to Honour War Dead
Byline: BY MICHAEL MCHUGH and VICTORIA WARD TOWNS across Northern Ireland came to a standstill yesterday, 90 years after the end of the First World War. Acts of remembrance were held at Cenotaphs across the country. A service in Belfast was...
90 YRS OF REMEMBRANCE; from Afghanistan to Somerset. the Nation Falls Silent to Honour Our Heroes
Byline: BY VICTORIA WARD BRITAIN bowed its head yesterday to honour nearly a million-and-a-half heroes who laid down their lives for us. And in a poignant reminder that many are still paying the ultimate price, British soldiers across the world...
A CELLY IDEA; Prison Chiefs Forced to RELEASE Violent Criminals. to LOCK Up People in Debt
Byline: BY PAT FLANAGAN CRIMINALS are being released from prison early because of overcrowding - while record numbers of people in debt are being jailed, it was revealed yesterday. More than 350 criminals are out on temporary release with some...
AJ 1 MO 0; in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES Capello Sees Owen Miss a Sitter. and Johnson Be the Matchwinner
Byline: BY NEIL McLEMAN FULHAM 2 NEWCASTLE 1 FABIO CAPELLO paid a visit to Craven Cottage yesterday to see Michael Owen audition for an England role. But it was another pint-size striker currently out of the international reckoning who...
A KICK UP THE BRUM; Eck Warning: Improve or Else
Byline: By JOHN PERCY FOREST 1 BIRM'HAM 1 ALEX McLEISH has blasted his underachievers - and warned that they must improve quickly or risk wrecking their Premier League dream. The dressing room walls at the City Ground will need a new lick...
All I Wanted for Christmas Was. to Lose 7 Stone; Lose Weight with MirrorDiets.com Amanda Allcroft Couldn't Bear the Thought of Going to Another Office Party in Trousers and a Baggy T-Shirt. but This Year She Can't Wait to Strut Her Stuff. PARTY SEASON SHAPE-UP SPECIAL
Byline: By Adrian Monti When all the other girls started excitedly gossiping about what they planned to wear for the office Christmas party, Amanda Allcroft's heart sank. At more than 15st, she could never find anything nice and would spend the...
A Natural Vaughan Winner; CROKES STAR MAKES MARK AS LATE GOAL BANISHES THE BLUES LEINSTER CLUB SFC QUARTER-FINALS
Byline: By JAMES McDONALD KILMACUD (DUBLIN) 1-13 NEWTOWN (LOUTH) 1-09 MARK VAUGHAN dragged Kilmacud Crokes back from the brink of disaster at Parnell Park with a sensational late goal that killed off Newtown Blues yesterday. The county...
AN INSULT TO MY DEAD BOYS; EXCLUSIVE Mum's Fury over Player's Sick Sign to Jailed Pal
Byline: BY STEPHEN MOYES THE mum of two young boys killed by a drunken soccer star last night branded David Norris's sick goal celebration an "insult" to their memory. Amanda Peak spoke of her anger over the arrogant Ipswich midfielder's show...
A Peaceful Passing for Ex-Chief Sir Jack
Byline: BY JILLY BEATTIE MORE than 1,000 mourners braved biting coastal winds yesterday to say farewell to former RUC Chief Constable Sir John Hermon. They flocked to the pretty church where he had attended regularly with wife Lady Sylvia and...
A PIECE OF SKY FOR Pounds 3; Ballymena V Newry C
Byline: By DARREN FULLERTON HEARD the one about the Ballymena man who wants to sell a piece of history for pounds 3? No, it's not a joke about spendthrift ways in mid-Antrim or the latest money-making scam. It's one element of Ballymena United's...
BARACKED! We Want a Change Cried Hammers Fans but the Change Never Came as Novice Zola Is Mugged by Moyes
Byline: BY NEIL McLEMAN WEST HAM 1 EVERTON 3 WEST HAM last week invited their most famous fan Barack Obama to cross the pond and watch another game at Upton Park. But closer to home, the club's own inexperienced new man in the top job is...
BARACKED! We Want a Change Cried Hammers Fans but the Change Never Came as Novice Zola Is Mugged by Moyes in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Byline: BY NEIL McLEMAN WEST HAM 1 EVERTON 3 WEST HAM last week invited their most famous fan Barack Obama to cross the pond and watch another game at Upton Park. But closer to home, the club's own inexperienced new man in the top job is...
BARK OBAMA; Forget the Economy, Iraq, Russia, Iran.Which DOG Will Barack Buy?
Byline: BY IAN MARKHAM-SMITH IT'S the question that has seen the whole of America go barking mad - which pooch will Barack Obama pick for the First Children? The President Electhas said he would help Sasha, seven, and 10-year-old Malia, who suffers...
BLACK MAGIC; IRELAND 55 CANADA 0 KIDNEY'S REIGN OFF TO GOOD START Declan Excited by Kiwi Clash after Easy Victory
Byline: BY EDWARD NEWMAN DECLAN Kidney has his sights set on the mighty All Blacks and described the No1 ranked team in the world as "the Tiger Woods of rugby". Kidney began his reign as Ireland head coach in some style when his charges destroyed...
BLADES ROLL TO A ROCKING BEATT; in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES CHAMPIONSHIP
BARNSLEY 1 SHEFF UTD 2 WHEN the dust settled on the three goals and three dismissals, it became clear James Beattie possessed the one thing that mattered at Oakwell - a cool head. And that could be the key to Sheffield United booking a return...
BLUES REIGN WITH A SWIFTS 1-2-3; Jeffrey Pores over Mulgrew Inspired Win at Windsor as Champs Keep Title Pace
Byline: BY GORDON HANNA LINFIELD 3 DUNGANNON 1 DAVID Jeffrey hailed the return of goal scoring hero and man ofthe match Jamie Mulgrew at a rain swept Windsor Park. Victory eased the Blues to within two points of pacesetters Crusaders with...
BODDE WARMER; He's Good Enough for Holland Says Gaffer after Ferrie Sinks Poor Malky
Byline: By DAVID DULIN SWANSEA 3 WATFORD 1 MALKY MACKAY'S hopes of getting the Watford job on a permanent basis were hit by the brilliance of Swansea's Ferrie Bodde. The Dutch midfielder scored a 35-yard wonder goal to level for the Swans...
BODDE WARMER; He's Good Enough for Holland Says Gaffer after Ferrie Sinks Poor Malky in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Byline: By DAVID DULIN SWANSEA 3 WATFORD 1 MALKY MACKAY'S hopes of getting the Watford job on a permanent basis were hit by the brilliance of Swansea's Ferrie Bodde. The Dutch midfielder scored a 35-yard wonder goal to level for the Swans...
BOYD IN FOR THE KILL; Striker Comes Back to Haunt His Old Club Again with Crucial Goal KILMARNOCK 0 RANGERS 4 SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE, RUGBY PARK
Byline: BY IAIN CAMPBELL KRIS Boyd refused to be denied and grabbed the goal which ensured Rangers clawed their way to within two points of Celtic at the top of the SPL. The in-form striker has made a habit of tormenting his former club and yesterday...
BUSTED; Bruce Accuses Stoke of Parking a Fleet of Coaches in Front of Goal in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Byline: BY DAVID McDONNELL WIGAN 0 STOKE 0 STEVE BRUCE and Jose Mourinho are unlikely bedfellows but the Wigan boss stole a line from the former Chelsea manager's repertoire to sum up his frustration after this drab stalemate. "Who was...
COLEMAN GETTING HIS SACK PREPARED; COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
COVENTRY 0 CRYSTAL PALACE 2 COVENTRY'S players could well find themselves playing for their futures this week. Manager hris Coleman was furious after seeing his side produce a totally lack luster performance just days after beating title -...
COUNCIL LEADER KILLED IN SMASH; Three Die in Head-On Horror
Byline: BY PADDY CLANCY THREE men, including a town council chairman, were killed in a head-on collision on a main road yesterday. The accident happened shortly after 10am at Ballymagroarty, five kilometres north of Ballyshannon on the N15 to...
CRUES CAN RAIN; Big Mac: They'll Play It Down, but Seaview Men Are Genuine Title Threat
Byline: BY DARREN FULLERTON GLENTORAN manager Alan McDonald says Crusaders are a "real threat" to the Big Two's title aspirations this season. The Crues stayed top of the JJB Premiership at the weekend following their impressive 3-0 defeat of...
CRUES DISPLAY THE MARK OF CHAMPS; Dickson Reigns Supreme as Classy Seaview Troops Leave Big Mac's Glens under a Cloud
Byline: BY DARREN FULLERTON CRUSADERS 3 GLENTORAN 0 A DOWNPOUR of rain, goals and Gibson Cup belief flooded through a jubilant Seaview on Saturday afternoon. If anyone dared doubt table-topping Crusaders' title credentials prior to the...
CRUNCH BUNCH; in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES Tuncay Profits as Boro a Cut above Poor Villa
Byline: BY JAMES NURSEY VILLA 1 BORO 2 BANK OF ENGLAND governor Mervyn King was at Aston Villa yesterday after cutting interest rates... only to see his own team's fortunes dive. King, who supports Villa, is the toast of most households...
DAD: JOE ME THE MONEY; Enzo Talks Up One More Payday. but Mum Begs Hero Son to Quit
Byline: BY STEPHEN WHITE JOE Calzaghe's father and trainer Enzo says his son might have one last mega-fight if a good offer comes in soon - despite the boxer's mum begging him to quit. The Welsh world champion had claimed Saturday's bout against...
Drew's Last Album Is Jazz Ronderful. CD CUT DURING FINAL MONTHS
Byline: BY CLAUDINE LEDWIDGE-O'REILLY FOLK legend Ronnie Drew fulfilled his final musical ambition on the last album he recorded before his death, his son revealed yesterday. The former Dubliner's final collection of songs, titled The Last Session:...
EASILY MY BEST EVER RESULT IN FOOTBALL; That's How Much Staying Up Will Mean to Kenna
Byline: BY PAUL O'HEHIR JEFF Kenna reckons he'll get as much satisfaction keeping Galway United in the top flight as he did from winning the English Premiership. The former Republic of Ireland and Blackburn Rovers defender won a Premiership medal...
EASY AS UN, DEUX, TROIS; in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES Les Gunners Show Some French Fancy as Nasri Shoots Up to the ZZ Top
Byline: BY MIKE WALTERS ARSENAL 2 MAN UTD 1 SAMIR NASRI does not enjoy being labelled the new Zinedine Zidane, but in the best game of the season he emerged as Arsenal's ZZ Top. With a record six Gallic imports in their starting side, the...
Fenlon Focus on Landing a Dream Double
Byline: By JOHN MORGAN COBH RAMBLERS 0 BOHEMIANS 2 DOUBLE chasing Bohs boss Pat Fenlon said that he would leave the High Court and the club's legal wrangle over the ownership of Dalymount Park to the legal eagles as he focussed on winning...
Fix Factor; EXCLUSIVE CHERYL'S FURY AFTER LOUIS VOTES OFF ODDS-ON LAURA
Byline: BY TOM BRYANT SHOWBIZ REPORTER FUMING Cheryl Cole had a blistering backstage bust-up with Louis Walsh after he voted off X Factor favourite Laura White. The Girls Aloud babe marched up to Louis and said his decision was "clearly personal"....
FiX Factor; EXCLUSIVE CHERYL'S FURY AFTER LOUIS VOTES OFF SHOW'S ODDS-ON FAVOURITE LAURA
Byline: BY TOM BRYANT SHOWBIZ REPORTER FUMING Cheryl Cole had a blistering backstage bust-up with Louis Walsh after he voted off X Factor favourite Laura White. The Girls Aloud babe marched up to Louis and said his decision was "clearly personal"....
Fred Hits First Ton in 3 Years; Cricket: England Tour
Byline: BY DEAN WILSON Cricket Correspondent reports from Mumbai FREDDI E F LINTOFF warned there is plenty more to come this winter after cracking his first hundred in any cricket for more than three years. Flintoff helped himself to a powerful...
Fred Hits First Ton in 3 Years; Cricket: India Tour
Byline: BY DEAN WILSON Cricket Correspondent reports from Mumbai FREDDIE FLINTOFF warned there is plenty more to come this winter after cracking his first hundred in any cricket for more than three years. Flintoff helped himself to a powerful...
GOAL ACE MELLOR IS TOP OF THE POPS; COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
NORWICH 2 PRESTON 2 PRESTON striker Neil Mellor left his dad with mixed feelings when he hammered home a superb late leveller to earn the Lilywhites a point. Mellor's magnificent 81st-minute strike - a stunning 25-yard shot on the turn into...
Hat-Trick Bid off & Running; GAA CLUB LATEST CROSS 0-13 ST PAT'S 0-6
Byline: BY ORLA BANNON NEW pitch, same old Crossmaglen, who got their bid for a hat-trick of Ulster club titles off to a solid if unspectacular start yesterday. After five long months of redevelopment work on the pitch at Oliver Plunkett Park,...
HAVANT HIT BY HAMER BLOW; in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES FA CUP 1ST ROUND E-On Giant-Killers Stung as Bees Keeper Pulls off Three Incredible Saves
Byline: BY ALEX CROOK Havant & W 1 Brentford 3 BRENTFORD keeper Ben Hamer yesterday ended last season's giant-killers Havant and Waterlooville's dreams of another fairy-tale run. Hamer produced a stunning triple save with Brentford...
HERO GUY BACKING MINNOWS FOR SHOCK; AFC Wimbledon V Wycombe, 7.45pm in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES FA CUP 1ST ROUND E-On
Byline: By DEAN JONES AFC WIMBLEDON president and FA Cup giantkiller Dickie Guy has told the nonleague side: You can become heroes tonight. The Blue Square Conference South club - formed six years ago when the original Wimbledon moved to Milton...
HIT & KRIS FOR BOYD; Clydesdale Bank PREMIER LEAGUE Kilmarnock 0 Rangers 4
Byline: By IAIN CAMPBELL GOAL machine Kris Boyd refused to be denied by a bizarre series of first half setbacks and grabbed the goal which ensured Rangers clawed their way to within two points of Celtic at the top of the SPL. The in-form striker,...
HUGHES SORRY NOW; in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE City Boss Doing Worse Than Sven.And He Ended Up Being Axed
Byline: BY DAVID McDONNELL MANCHESTER CITY 1 TOTTENHAM 2 WHEN he was appointed Man City boss Mark Hughes was not shy in talking himself up, claiming to be a huge asset to the club. But after this latest defeat, which has left City - the...
INJURIES BUG BIRR; AIB CLUB LATEST BIRR1-17 BALLYBODEN 0-8 Boss Whelehan Hits out after Tackle Which Leaves Second Son in Hospital
Byline: By PAUL KEANE BIRR boss Pat Joe Whelahan has hit out at the 'frustrated' tackle that left his son, Simon, in hospital on Saturday night with 15 stitches in a head wound. The Offaly champions and kingpins of the club scene with four All-Ireland...
Injuries Piling Up on Gord
Byline: By RONNIE ESPLIN CELTIC manager Gordon Strachan revealed he now has a full team of players missing through injury after Shaun Maloney limped off with a dead leg during the 2-0 win over Motherwell at Parkhead. Before the visit of the Lanarkshire...
Invincible Calzaghe's Not Only King of New York. He's King of the World; CALZAGHE JOINS THE GREATS ROY JONES JNR HUMILIATED AT SPIRITUAL HOME OF BOXING EXTRA ORDRDINARY JOE
Byline: Oliver Holt NEW YORK got itself a new Broadway Joe yesterday. A guy who conquered Manhattan with fistfuls of pizzazz and a great grasp of sport as theatre. A guy who fought at Madison Square Garden for the first time and swaggered...
IRELAND NEEDS ANOTHER HAUGHEY TO SOLVE MESS; CREDIT CRUNCH CRISIS Celeb Lawyer Kean Says Charlie Would Sort It out. but He'd Axe Mary
Byline: BY MICHELLE O'KEEFFE CELEBRITY lawyer Gerald Kean has insisted Ireland needs a politician like Charles Haughey to deal with the recession gripping the country. But the mega-rich legal eagle admitted he would not fire Finance Minister...
IRISH ON THE FRONTLINE; How Our Soldiers Fired First Shots in the Great War
Byline: BY SENAN HOGAN IRISH soldiers fired some of the first shots in the First World War, a new book has revealed. Irish regiments were recalled from far-flung outposts of the British Empire while reserve forces were also told to report to...
IT'S HIT & KRIS.. KILMARNOCK 0 RANGERS 4 ALL THE LATEST ACTION FROM THE SPL Boyd Fluffs Penalty Then Scores Again Clydesdale Bank PREMIER LEAGUE
Byline: BY IAIN CAMPBELL GOAL machine Kris Boyd refused to be denied by a bizarre series of first half setbacks and grabbed the goal which ensured Rangers clawed their way to within two points of Celtic at the top of the SPL. The in-form striker...
JAIL FOR FARMER WHO LET COWS DIE LIKE THIS; Carcasses Left Rotting in Yard
Byline: BY AIDAN McGURRAN THESE sickening pictures of dead cows left to rot in piles of filth were released yesterday after the farmer responsible was jailed. The appalling scenes on the premises of David Fryatt, 65, shocked experienced trading...
Jamie Can't Wait to Face New Zealand. as Long as He's Picked
Byline: By EDWARD NEWMAN IRELAND back row star Jamie Heaslip says facing the All Blacks is the ultimate challenge for any professional rugby player. Heaslip's energetic, all action display against Canada on Saturday is almost certain to earn...
JOE STUNNER: WILL HE STAY OR WILL HE GO NOW? Calzaghe's Dilemma after Crushing Jones
Byline: OLIVER HOLT, Chief Sports Writer, in New York JOE CALZAGHE was last night urged to take his time before he decides whether to quit boxing at the top. Calzaghe destroyed ring legend Roy Jones Jr at Madison Square Garden in the early hours...
JOE STUNNER: WILL HE STAY OR WILL HE GO NOW? Calzaghe's Dilemma after Crushing Jones
Byline: OLIVER HOLT, Chief Sports Writer, in New York JOE CALZAGHE edged closer to retirement last night after destroying ring legend Roy Jones Jr at Madison Square Garden. Calzaghe pulled back from announcing he would quit after his brutal unanimous...
JUSSI'S 11-YEAR SAVINGS PLAN; in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES Thanks Pal. Bolton Keeper Foils Old Mate Brown
Byline: BY JAMES NURSEY HULL 0 BOLTON 1 JUSSI JAASKELAINEN admits it was friends reunited at the KC Stadium but Phil Brown won't want to see the keeper at the school gates today. Bolton's Finnish shot-stopper was simply sensational as he...
KNIFE THUGS GET A SLAP ON WRIST; MPs Blast Small Fines for Carrying a Blade STOP KNIVES SAVE LIVES for Ben ..for Everyone
Byline: BY JASON BEATTIE DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR FURIOUS MPs are demanding tougher sentences for yobs who carry knives and guns. A damning report says the thugs are getting away with a slap on the wrist as courts only impose paltry fines for...
LAST-GASP MPENZA LIFTS SICK STURROCK; in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP
Byline: By TONY REES PLYMOUTH 2 CHARLTON 2 IF ever a result provided a tonic for two ailing Championship managers it was this one. Flu-hit Greens boss Paul Sturrock's physical ills are more obvious than the psychological dilemma of struggling...
LAUGHING STOCK; RL WORLD CUP in Association with the Money Shop Brilliant Beast Makes Smith Eat His Words
Byline: BY TREVOR BAXTER Rugby Correspondent reports from Newcastle England 24 New Zealand 36 ENGLAND coach Tony Smith's pre-match claim Manu Vatuvei possessed size and strength but possibly lacked speed and agility will haunt him forever....
MAN OF ACTION; Wolves Hero Mancienne: I'm Getting Fed Up Being a Chelsea Loan Star
Byline: BY IAN EDWARDS WOLVES 2 BURNLEY 0 MICHAEL MANCIENNE is growing tired of being a loan ranger and would love the chance to join Mick McCarthy's impressive pack of Wolves. The clock is ticking on a career decision from the impressive...
MAN OF ACTION; Wolves Hero Mancienne: I'm Getting Fed Up Being a Chelsea Loan Star in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Byline: BY IAN EDWARDS WOLVES 2 BURNLEY 0 MICHAEL MANCIENNE is growing tired of being a loan ranger and would love the chance to join Mick McCarthy's impressive pack of Wolves. The clock is ticking on a career decision from the impressive...
Mariah's Recipe for a Superstar Glow: A Pair of Heels, Water and Love. Lose Weight with MirrorDiets.com EXCLUSIVE: Singer Mariah Carey Shares Her Secrets on Looking Gorgeous, and Tells How She's Managed to Lose a Stone Following a Strict Exercise Regime and a Low-Fat Diet - Plus the Occasional Treat. PARTY SEASON SHAPE-UP SPECIAL
Byline: By Caroline Hedley Being in love clearly suits Mariah Carey. Not only is she "happier than she's ever been" with new husband Nick Cannon but, at 38, she's also in the best shape of her life. Talking exclusively to the Mirror following...
McDONALD: IT HAS BEEN A DREADFUL WEEK.. WE'VE NO EXCUSES
Byline: By DARREN FULLERTON GLENTORAN boss Alan McDonald has described Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Crusaders as a "major kick in the teeth" for the Oval club's title aspirations this season. The Glens left Seaview under a cloud after suffering their...
Meath Kings Storm Castle in Some Style; LEINSTER CLUB SFC QUARTER-FINALS
Byline: By PADDY HICKEY O'MAHONYS (MEATH) 1-17 CASTLEDALY (W'MEATH) 0-4 IT was more like a training session than a competitive match for Navan O'Mahony's as the Meath champions tore Castledaly apart in this Leinster Club Football Championship...
Mirror Biz: Courier Opportunities Deliver the Goods
Byline: BY SIMON REID REDUNDANCY gave Mark Hughes the chance to fulfil his dream and become his own boss. The 48-year-old used his pay-off to buy a Fastway Couriers franchise and it proved such a success that, three years on, he's been able to...
MISSING JO-JO..AT AGE 34; New Appeal 13 Years On
Byline: BY MICHELLE O'KEEFFE THIS picture shows what missing Jo Jo Dullard would look like today. The 21-year-old was last seen 13 years ago in Moone, Co Kildare, in November 1995. And gardai are no closer to solving the mystery than they...
MY LYING EYES IS INNOCENT; ..& I've Spent EUR200,000 in Bid to Prove It, Says PJ
Byline: BY PAT FLANAGAN THE tycoon marked for murder by his former lover Sharon "Lying Eyes" Collins has spent nearly E200,000 trying to clear her name. PJ Howard refuses to believe she plotted to kill him and claims damning emails she sent were...
NET BAD ..BUT WE NEED A GOAL; Patterson's Zero Tolerance Is Running Out
Byline: BY CONOR McLAUGHLIN CLIFT'VILLE 0 DISTILLERY 0 FOUR clean sheets in six outings is a statistic that would please most football managers across theworld. The problem for Cliftonville boss Eddie Patterson, though, is that his troops...
NORRIS IN THE DOCK OVER GOAL SALUTE; CHAMPIONSHIP in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Byline: By JEREMY BUTLER BLACKPOOL 0 IPSWICH 1 DAVID NORRIS smashed home the winner - then became embroiled in a row over his celebration. The Ipswich star held his wrists together as if they were handcuffed to show his support to former...
O'Donovan Strike Puts Tribe Champs on Way; AIB CLUB LATEST
Byline: By NOEL FALLON GOROFIN (GALWAY) 1-14 CASTLEREA (ROSC.) 0-8 A GOAL by corner-forward Alan O'Donovan in the 41st minute set Corofin on the path to an easy win over Roscommon champions Castlerea in the Connacht club semi-final in dreadful...
O'Grady Star Hard to Catch ..AS MEADE WINS FOUR; SUNDAY PREVIEW
Byline: BY PETER O'HEHIR CATCH Me bounced back to top form when proving a facile winner of the Grade 2 Philips Electronics Lismullen Hurdle at Navan yesterday where local trainer Noel Meade completed a magnificent four-timer. Brought from well...
OH BROTHER! EXCLUSIVE Siblings Harry and John Were Split Up When Kids Now after 67 Years They Are Reunited
Byline: BY JEREMY ARMSTRONG TWO brothers cruelly torn apart as children have been reunited after 67 years. The extraordinary life stories of Harry Smailes and John Cunningham reflect their childhood fate - one became a law-abiding family man,...
PENSIONER TURNED AWAY IN POPPY BAN; EXCLUSIVE Store's Policy Change on Appeals
Byline: BY VICTORIA MCMAHON A PENSIONER selling poppies was given her marching orders by shopping centre bosses for trying to collect money for war heroes, the Daily Mirror can reveal. The Co Armagh woman, believed to be from the Lurgan branch...
PEOPLE POWER; Punters Force Bookie to Pull Assassination Bet
Byline: BY PATRICK GRIFFIN BOOKMAKER Paddy Power has withdrawn a controversial bet which would have paid out if new US President Barack Obama was assassinated during his first term in office. The Irish-based bookmaker had been offering odds of...
Pounds 10m Pair Haven't Spent a Whole Lotto; EXCLUSIVE WINNERS LIVE IN SAME HOUSE, SHOP AT ASDA AND STILL GET CHIPS FOR TEA
Byline: BY ROBERT STANSFIELD A COUPLE who won pounds 10.2million on the lotto vowed money wouldn't change them - and they have kept their word. Thrifty Michael and Jean O'Shea won the EuroMillions jackpot in 2005 but they still live in the same...
REF & DUMB; Sparky and Harry Blast Dean over Red Card Madness Man City 1 Tottenham 2
Byline: By DAVID McDONNELL MARK HUGHES blasted referee Mike Dean for showing three red cards as Manchester City's dreadful run continued with a third straight League defeat. City pair Richard Dunne and Gelson Fernandes, along with Tottenham defender...
ROBBED BY RAFA; Keane's Hat-Trick Dream Shattered as Ruthless Benitez Subs Him AGAIN
Byline: BY DAVID MADDOCK LIVERPOOL 3 WEST BROM 0 DESPITE scoring his first two league goals for Liverpool, Robbie Keane left the pitch with the look of a man who'd won the Lottery... and lost the ticket. With almost 20 minutes of the match...
Rugby Union: GAV WILL GIVE US X-FACTOR SAYS GAT; Coach Rant Sparks Revival but Henson Key to Future WALES 15 S AFRICA 20
Byline: By MORGAN RICHARDS WALES coach Warren Gatland admitted Gavin Henson could have made the difference after they blew a golden chance against South Africa. Just hours before Joe Calzaghe triumphed in New York, Wales' other sporting heroes...
Rugby Union: IT'S NOT ALL BLACK; SCOTLAND 6 NEW ZEALAND 32 White Insists Scots Are on Right Track but Fans Will Take Convincing
Byline: By MURRAY SCOTT THICK-SKINNED former skipper Jason White last night insisted the picture for Scotland is not nearly as All Black as their latest hammering suggests. And he claimed the Murrayfield reality check will act as a spur when...
Rugby Union: WE HAVE GOT TO BE ALL FRIGHT ON THE NIGHT; ENGLAND 39 PACIFIC ISLANDERS 13 Cipriani: England Fear Factor Must Be Back for Big Games Ahead
Byline: BY ALEX SPINK Rugby Correspondent DANNY CIPRIANI has challenged his team-mates to give England a reputation that will once more frighten the rugby world. The flamboyant fly-half was encouraged by parts of England's performance in their...
Seven Up for Cork All-Stars
Byline: By CARL O'BRIEN ALL-IRELAND champions Cork were the big winners at the Camogie All-Stars in the CityWest Hotel taking home seven awards on Saturday night. Gemma O'Connor received an unprecedented fifth All-Star in a row. O'Connor won...
Shelley Vision: Looks Bad for Bradley in the Great Max 'Oodunnit
Byline: JIM SHELLEY IN EastEnders, DI Keeble has spent the week trying to work out who tried to kill Max Branning. At first, the case didn't seem that difficult. "Abbey saw everything," gushed Mrs Masood. "She knows who the killer is" - an...
Sixy Football Ballina Day's Work for Table Toppers United; Ifa Championship Round-Up
TOBERMORE 4 B'NAMALLARD 6 BALLINAMALLARD United emerged from a 10-goal thriller at Hagan Park on Saturday to remain top of the IFA Championship. An emphatic 6-4 victory over Tobermore United earned Whitey Anderson's men three precious league...
Stats on a Need to Know Basis. after You Read 'Em, Eat the Page
Byline: ANORAK BANGOR BANGOR have now found the net 18 times in 17 league and cup games this season. However, only five of those goals have been scored in the first half. BALLYMENA SIX of United's last 10 league meetings with Newry have...
STORM TROOPERS; Anelka Rains Supremeto Leave Rampant Chelsea Home & Dry BLACKBURN 0 CHELSEA 2 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE, EWOOD PARK
Byline: BY DAVID MADDOCK A STORM of biblical proportions settled on Ewood Park yesterday, but for Chelsea the outlook was decidedly bright. Referee Chris Foy actually called for a weather report midway through the first half, such was the downpour...
STRACH HAS A NEW NAK; Celtic 2 Motherwell 0 Clydesdale Bank PREMIER LEAGUE
Byline: By RONNIE ESPLIN CELTIC manager Gordon Strachan enjoyed the truncated debut of his Japanese midfielder Koki Mizuno on what was a somewhat bizarre afternoon. The reason behind the controversy at the home of the Scottish champions was Remembrance...
STRACH HAS A NEW NAK; Koki Comes on to Make Big Impact CELTIC 2 MOTHERWELL 0 ALL THE LATEST ACTION FROM THE SPL Clydesdale Bank PREMIER LEAGUE
Byline: BY RONNIE ESPLIN CELTIC manager Gordon Strachan enjoyed the truncated debut of his Japanese midfielder Koki Mizuno on what was a somewhat bizarre afternoon. The reason behind the controversy at the home of the Scottish champions was Remembrance...
There Are Times When People Just Need a Chance to Shine ..I'm Glad to Be a Part of One Young Man's Life; Daily Mirror Helps Pay Tribute to 3 Hard-Working Community Volunteers EXCLUSIVE
Byline: BY JILLY BEATTIE TODAY the Daily Mirror pays tribute to the hard work of people who are helping their communities from the inside. The Criminal Justice Awards recognise the tireless work that staff and volunteers carry out every day in...
THE 'R' WORD; Cardiff Boss Jones Ranting & Raving over Refs, Red Cards and Respect
Byline: By ALISTAIR GRANT QPR 1 CARDIFF 0 ANGRY Dave Jones last night risked a double FA rap after branding football chiefs' muchhyped 'Respect' initiative "a load of baloney". FA bigwigs introduced the scheme this season to ensure better...
THE 'R' WORD; Cardiff Boss Jones Ranting & Raving over Refs, Red Cards and Respect in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Byline: By ALISTAIR GRANT QPR 1 CARDIFF 0 ANGRY Dave Jones last night risked a double FA rap after branding football chiefs' muchhyped 'Respect' initiative "a load of baloney". FA bigwigs introduced the scheme this season to ensure better...
THIS A STORM IN A TEACUP? YOU BET IT IS! EIRCOM ST PAT'S V DERRY, 7.45 TRIBEON THE BRINK OF SURVIVAL PFAI Chief Backs Dempsey after Pat's Ace Admits He Wagered on Team-Mates Losing
Byline: By PAUL O'HEHIR PFAI chief Stephen McGuinness claims the St Patrick's Athletic betting controversy is a storm in a teacup. Saints midfielder Gary Dempsey admitted over the weekend that he gambled on the club to lose a game he was not...
TOM THUMBS UP FOR BANN; McCallion: This Coleraine Side Can Remain in Title Contention
Byline: BY GRANT CAMERON COLERAINE 2 INSTITUTE 1 COLERAINE climbed into joint second in the JJB Premiership - but skipper Tommy McCallion is barely batting an eyelid. Now unbeaten in eight games, the Bannsiders' renaissance under new boss...
Twink: I Don't Regret Telling My Ex to Zip Up His Mickey
Byline: By NAOMI McELROY PANTO queen Twink has revealed she does not regret her foul-mouthed rant to former husband David Agnew which was released on to the internet. Speaking on tonight's Livin' With Lucy, Twink will show she even has a cup...
TWISTER TERROR; Katelyn, 10, Clings on to Wall as Freak Tornado Hits Housing Estate
Byline: BY CIARAN MURPHY A GIRL cheated death by clinging desperately to a wall when a freak "tornado" ripped through a housing estate at the weekend. Katelyn Flynn, 10, was playing outside her home in Manor St John estate in Waterford city when...
VIOLENT PAST OF KILLER CARNEY; Family Tell of Fears for Amanda as Strangler Gets Life
Byline: BY VICTORIA MURPHY A MAN who strangled his pretty girlfriend when she threatened to leave him already had a string of convictions for violent crimes, it emerged yesterday. Stephen Carney, 33, was jailed for life on Saturday for murdering...
WALTER CONCERN FOR KEV; Clydesdale Bank PREMIER LEAGUE
Byline: By IAIN CAMPBELL RANGERS are sweating over the fitness of Kevin Thomson after the midfielder badly twisted his knee in a freak injury against Kilmarnock. There are fears that the Scotland international could be out long-term after Killie's...
WEE BLUES BANG ON.. Harper Pulls the Strings to Lift Them out of Drop Zone
Byline: BY ROY KITSON BANGOR 1 GLENAVON 2 BANGOR boss Marty Quinn was singing the blues as his team fell to Glenavon at Clandeboye Park. The visitor s, who eased themselves clear of the drop zone with crucial victory, were two goals up...
WHITE'S STAYING POSITIVE; Scotland 6 New Zealand 32
THICK-SKINNED former skipper Jason White last night insisted the picture for Scotland is not nearly as All Black as their latest hammering suggests. And he c laimed the Murrayfield reality check will act as a spur when they square up to the world...
WILL HE STAY OR WILL HE GO? WHO KNOWS! in Association with COMMERCIAL VEHICLES by Sidestepping the BIG Question, Defoe Short-Changes Fans
Byline: BY SIMON BIRD SUND'LAND 1 PORTSM'TH 2 LIKE the most slippery politician, footballers often can't give a straight answer to a straight question. So when Pompey striker Jermain Defoe was asked after his match-winner against Sunderland...
WILLS: I WAS WRONG OVER COPTER JAUNTS; Prince Regrets 'Taxi' Trips
Byline: BY VICTORIA WARD PRINCE William admitted yesterday he was wrong for using an RAF helicopter as his own private taxi service. William, 23, was supposed to be learning to fly a pounds 10million Chinook aircraft. He didn't tell officers...
WOMEN'S CANCER SHAMBLES TERROR; Hundreds with No Appointments Because 'Centres of Excellence' Can't Cope with Load
Byline: BY MARIE KIERANS TERRIFIED women can't get breast cancer appointments because the Government's new "centre of excellence" is a shambles. Hundreds of patients referred by their GPs to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin are being told no one is...
WRONG PLACE ..WRONG TIME; Gunman Kills Rugby Star by Mistake after Second Attempt on Gangster's Life
Byline: BY KATHRYN HAYES AN innocent man was shot dead yesterday by bungling gunmen lying in wait for a gangster who survived a previous bid on his life. Shane Geoghegan was killed just metres from his home after spending the evening with pals...
Your Life: Dear Miriam - Horror at This Video Nasty; LETTER OF THE DAY ADVICE
Byline: DR. MIRIAM STOPPARD Dear Miriam, My blood's boiling because my sister's really let me down. We've always been very close and I used to think I could trust her with my most precious possession, my two-year-old daughter. She has two...
Your Life: Dear Miriam - Take a Breather When Work Stress Piles Up; HEALTH
Byline: DR. MIRIAM STOPPARD Is your job stressing you out? Almost half a million British workers are under so much pressure at work it's making them ill. Many suffer from depression and anxiety as a result, according to research from the government's...