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Soprano sensation

first_imgThere was a time when Gwyneth Mackenzie enjoyed the sound of her mother’s singing. That era, alas, has passed. “When I was little, I liked it,” the 8-year-old San Fernando Valley third-grader says. “Now, it’s just off-pitch.” Gwyneth, to her credit, may know a thing or two about singing: She’s scheduled to perform an aria from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Monday. Listening to mezzo soprano Denyce Graves sing “Haberna” on “Sesame Street,” a 2-year-old Gwyneth was mesmerized. Shortly before age 4, when she heard Al Jarreau sing a duet of “My Favorite Things” with soprano Kathleen Battle, she decided that the musical style was for her. “I think it was just the purity of the sound,” Gwyneth says. “I wanted to sing like that. My mom thought I was going to hurt myself singing. She made me stop for a while, but of course I didn’t stop.” And “sing like that,” she did. In her young but strong soprano voice, Gwyneth belted out everything from “The Ants go Marching One by One” to self-composed arias. Fearing that her child would injure herself, Mackenzie resumed Gwyneth’s voice lessons but switched the focus to opera. Gwyneth now takes private voice lessons and is part of an opera workshop. She also studies classical piano through the Colburn School of Performing Arts and has won several competitions and awards. “I have nine trophies, three medals and one plaque,” Gwyneth says, noting that they include achievements in spelling and soccer. News of Gwyneth’s unusual abilities has spread. She appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in November, and various agents have expressed interest. Kid time comes first Her mother estimates that Gwyneth performs once every couple of months with events scheduled around her school commitments. “Her first priority is schoolwork right now,” Mackenzie says. “People approach us about putting her in commercials. No. We want her to be a kid. “At the same time, she has this ability, and she needs to be comfortable being who she is and performing, since it’s most likely that’s what she’ll do.” While Gwyneth loves to sing, she doesn’t much care for the vocal warm-ups that help get her voice into aria-ready shape. Many of her pieces are performed in German or Italian. Gwyneth listens to recordings first, then decides which ones she wants to study. Her performance piece for Winfrey’s show – the Queen of the Night’s Revenge Aria from “The Magic Flute” (“Der Holle Rache Kocht In Meinem Herzen”) – is an aria Gwyneth has focused on since she first heard it four years ago. She doesn’t get pre-performance jitters, but she doesn’t like to watch recordings of herself. “The tone’s not as clear,” she says of her voice. “It’s like: `Cover my eyes! Cover my ears!”‘ She has never seen a full opera, only portions of DVD performances and the opera-theme events at the Hollywood Bowl. But she’s scheduled to see the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” in May. “That one’s in English,” her mother says. “Thank God.” Ask Gwyneth whether she envisions a future for herself as a professional opera singer, and she quickly replies: “Yes.” It’s an answer that takes her mother slightly by surprise. “No more being a chef?” Mackenzie asks. “That was last week.” “A singing chef,” Gwyneth declares. Evan Henerson, (818) 713-3651 evan.henerson@dailynews.com A star is born The San Fernando Valley third-grader will appear Monday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which airs at 3 p.m. on KABC (Channel 7).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even her mother, Loretta, concedes she may be right. “I’m vocally challenged,” she says with a laugh. “That’s a nice way of saying it.” Gwyneth, the only child of attorney Peter Mackenzie and Loretta, a homemaker, sang before she spoke and started playing an invisible table-top piano when she was just a year old. She has perfect pitch, studies voice and piano and – with the exception of heavy metal – loves all forms of music. Especially opera. last_img

Exclusive – Howey: Prove you’re worth £32million, Mangala!

first_imgFormer Manchester City defender Steve Howey has told talkSPORT Eliaquim Mangala must prove he is worth the £32million the club paid for him in the summer.France international Mangala, 23, moved to the Etihad Stadium from Porto but despite a promising debut against Chelsea in the Premier League he has since put in a number of calamitous displays.And Howey now wants to see the youngster step up his game and demonstrate he is worth such a significant outlay.He told Hawksbee and Jacobs: “In no way, shape or form am I saying he’s a poor player, he is a good player, but when you get brought in for that amount of money [£32million] you are expected to hit the ground running.“He has found it a little bit difficult and Martin Demichelis was the same but he seemed to come into some form and then for some reason he found himself out of the team.“If Man City are to make a real fist of everything, domestic and Champions League, I think they do need someone who is just as strong, or can certainly be a help to Vincent Kompany.”last_img read more

Transfer update! Swansea won’t turn down £25-30m bid for Bony

first_imgMedia Wales football journalist Chris Wathan claims Swansea City are willing to sell Wilfried Bony for around £25-30million this January.The Ivory Coast striker has been linked with a move to Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City, as the race for his signature hots up.And Wathan told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show that the Swans won’t stand in the 25-year-old’s way – but only if they recieve a competitive price.“Wilfried Bony has made secret of his desire to go to the highest level possible, which means the Champions League,” he told talkSPORT. “The real question should be, ‘is someone going to pay the sort of money that Swansea value him at?’.“Swansea have a very good history of getting good value for their players, just look at Joe Allen going to Liverpool for £15m, Scott Sinclair to Man City for £8m and Ben Davies to Tottenham for around £10m. Swansea aren’t naive enough to think they can turn down a bid of around £25-30m [for Bony].“My surprise would be if someone is prepared to pay out that sort of cash with Ivory Coast being in the Africa Cup of Nations, which means he wouldn’t be available until mid-February. That makes him a long-term investment and, if that’s the case, then why not sign him in the summer.”last_img read more

McCourt: Colletti and Little will return in ’08

first_imgAlso, the club failed to re-sign free agent pitcher Greg Maddux, who went on to have a productive season for playoff-bound San Diego. Colletti committed five years and $44 million to weak-armed center fielder Juan Pierre, who was never embraced by fans despite the fact he batted .293, stole 64 bases and has an engaging personality. Colletti also was criticized for not acquiring a middle-of-the-order bat at the trading deadline, despite the fact the only such player available, Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira, would have cost the Dodgers several of their prized young players. Little, meanwhile, was skewered, not only for a handful of questionable in-game strategic decisions late in the season but also because of the perception he waited too long to address the clubhouse acrimony that developed between the club’s young players and its veterans. McCourt had no such criticisms of either Colletti or Little, and said he plans to meet with both of them, as well as other personnel, sometime soon. “We will share our thoughts as an organization in the weeks to come, and we will reflect on what went right and what went wrong,” McCourt said. “We’re going to address those things and find ways to be better at them. … I wouldn’t be surprised if there are changes. I will be listening very, very carefully to their thoughts.” The Dodgers probably will make at least a couple of coaching changes. Hitting coach Bill Mueller is expected to move back to the front office. But when asked over the weekend whether he anticipated such changes, Little said simply, “We’ll see.” McCourt also said he plans to spend $70 million to $80 million on this winter’s phase of ballpark renovation, which he said will result in a ticket-price increase only in the areas he plans to upgrade. He said he intends to keep about 10,000 of the stadium’s lower-priced seats affordable to “any fan who wants to … be part of the Dodgers experience.” Although McCourt wouldn’t say he plans to slash payroll, the fact the Dodgers’ roster figures to get younger means it might decrease on its own. McCourt spoke repeatedly of the need to stick to the plan the organization has had in place since Colletti was hired almost two years ago, a sentiment Colletti clearly shares. The club has been slowly integrating its stockpile of young players into the major leagues over the past couple of seasons and figures to keep doing so. To that end, Colletti, who met with reporters just before McCourt did, seemed to suggest that any veteran player who feels disrespected by being forced to compete for playing time with those young players doesn’t have much of a case for righteous indignation. Although Colletti didn’t name a specific player, he probably was referring to veteran left fielder Luis Gonzalez, who turned 40 a month ago, whose skills clearly are fading and who was signed to a one-year, $7.35million contract last winter based partly on his reputation as a clubhouse leader. Gonzalez’s demeanor shifted dramatically after he was relegated to a part-time role by the continued emergence of young outfielders Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp, and club officials don’t plan to try to re-sign him. “A player can get aggravated, or provoked to aggravation, by having his individual role on the club or his lot in life on the club altered by the arrival of another player or two,” Colletti said. “But that’s baseball.” The loss to the Giants left the Dodgers with an 82-80 mark, giving them seven winning seasons in eight years during this decade. But Little said the club shouldn’t take any solace in the fact it compiled two more wins than losses. “If you’re not going to the playoffs, you lost, and we all realize that,” he said. “People talk about being proud of the fact you’re above .500 for the year, but we’re not going to the postseason, so in my heart, we lost.” tony.jackson@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BASEBALL: But Dodgers owner says he’s disappointed with the failures in 2007. By Tony Jackson STAFF WRITER Although it already seemed apparent, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt made it official Sunday: General Manager Ned Colletti and Manager Grady Little will return in 2008. But as he addressed the media shortly before Sunday’s season finale, an 11-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants in front of 49,211 at Dodger Stadium, McCourt made it clear he wasn’t happy with the club’s failure to meet expectations. “I think the first feeling I have is one of disappointment,” McCourt said. “I feel that we could have done better, I feel that we should have done better, and I also feel that we need to do better.” McCourt seemed to absolve Colletti and Little of most of the blame for the season, but he also echoed their sentiments that everyone in the organization shares responsibility. “I think (Colletti) has done a good job,” McCourt said. “I don’t think this is about individuals. What we need to build, and are building, is an organization that stands for something. I know Ned embraces those values, and we are going to be successful.” Colletti came under fire from fans and the media this season because the club signed two free agent pitchers in Jason Schmidt and Randy Wolf for a combined $55 million. Both missed at least half the season. last_img read more

DONEGAL FAVOURITE ‘PORTAVENTURA’ WILL SURPRISE MANY THIS SEASON WITH NEW ATTRACTION

first_imgIt’s the Disneyland of Spain and has long been a favourite stopping-off point for Donegal families holidaying there. Now PortAventura will surprise this season’s visitors with a spectacular new attraction: Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom.This novelty is framed in the context of the resort’s development strategy to become the best holiday destination for European families: a concept that can be defined as European Destination Resort. This project enhances the company’s internationalisation strategy as well as being another step towards the investment commitment that has led PortAventura to spend more than 100 million euros in new projects and equipment since 2009.The new attraction will open on April 11th to coincide with the start of the 2014 PortAventura season.Inspired by the Asian jungles, the new chapter of the theme park will be a new water boat ride that will be unique in Europe because of its length (300 meters) as well as fantastic theme detail.The new attraction will be located in the China area of the resort near Shambhala (Europe’s highest roller-coaster), and is based on the Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat, considered the world’s largest religious structure. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1992, Angkor Wat means “city of temples” and experts believe that it was built between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. Legends and mysteries abound in the lush jungles and dangerous mangrove forests surrounding it, where our trip begins.Visitors will board rafts equipped with water guns to take on the dangers they will face in the jungle ahead.Their journey will take them through different areas full of surprises and interactive challenges: mysterious villages, snakes that rise from the river, tigers hidden in caves, monkeys that inhabit ruined temples and magnificent stone elephants. Passengers can shoot at them with their water jets, or even take aim at other boats and onlookers.Angkor covers 10,500 m2, a huge space that is almost the equivalent of a complete theme area, and offers a journey time of about 10 minutes.This makes it one of the longest boat ride attractions in Europe. It has been designed by MACK Rides, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of resort attractions and owner of Germany’s Europa Park. The ride will have 14 boats, each seating up to 8 people, and an hourly capacity of 726 people. In keeping with the meticulous attention to atmospheric detail that characterizes PortAventura, Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom is an ambitious recreation of Cambodian temples and jungles, including Hindu and Buddhist references. The attraction offers families the opportunity to share an experience suitable for all ages, combining adventure and fun in a refreshing environment.As well as Angkor, PortAventura will also offer another spectacular summer arrival: the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. Their latest presentation, KOOZA, is an incomparable adventure full of acrobatics and excitement, set in a fantastic realm. PortAventura is the first resort in Europe to host Cirque du Soleil and more than 2,400 visitors will enjoy the show each day.These new additions consolidate PortAventura’s national and international reputation as one of the best family entertainment resorts in Europe.They form part of the new investment plan recently announced by Investindustrial and KKR, which aims to boost the resort’s success with both domestic and foreign tourists. To this end, the resort has in recent years added new, unique attractions every year, such as the Shambhala roller-coaster, which holds three European records (for height, drop distance and speed), and the expansion of the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park with King Khajuna, the highest free fall water slide in Europe. PortAventura with almost 4 million visitors, is a themed holiday resort on the Costa Dorada, south of Barcelona. It opened in 1995 as Spain’s first theme park, with the goal of offering a journey around the world in a single day. After meeting great initial success, and thanks to the opening of its hotels and Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, PortAventura has become an internationally renowned tourist destination in itself.The resort offers four themed, four-star hotels: Hotel PortAventura, Hotel El Paso, Hotel Caribe and Hotel Gold River, all connected to the theme park. The park’s six themed areas – Mediterrània, Far West, México, China, Polynesia and SésamoAventura – boast more than 30 rides, 15 daily shows, 75 restaurants and food outlets, and 27 handicrafts and gift shops.The Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, expanded and completely updated in 2013, is a key feature of PortAventura and the resort’s comprehensive facilities also include a 4,000-person capacity convention centre.All of this, together with its excellent location on the Costa Dorada, its transport connections, its convenient closeness to Barcelona and Reus airports and the high-speed AVE train link, makes PortAventura one of the best European holiday destinations on the shores of the Mediterranean.DONEGAL FAVOURITE ‘PORTAVENTURA’ WILL SURPRISE MANY THIS SEASON WITH NEW ATTRACTION was last modified: January 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Angkornew attractionPortaventuraspainlast_img read more

Designing the future at LYIT

first_imgConor Smyth is a 27-year-old Monaghan native who arrived at LYIT by chance – but, after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Communication and Graphic Design, is now working with the V7 web agency in Dublin as well as boasting a host of freelance clients.Conor’s journey to LYIT came through a chance session with a guidance counsellor which he says ‘helped shape my future’.“I was originally in Dublin studying product design, but I dropped out and then reached out to a guidance counsellor, who really knew her business and she pointed me in the direction of graphic design,” Conor told Donegal Daily. “I never looked back. It was a leap of faith and it paid off, so I guess you could say my career path was also a stroke of luck. LYIT had the best course in the country on paper that didn’t require a portfolio (I had completed LC Art), so that’s how I ended up there. I firmly believe the course is as good as any in the country.”Conor explained how he ‘struggled’ initially with ‘thinking outside the box’, but he soon found his feet.He said: “At LYIT we were challenged every day with briefs that forced you to think a little differently. You were rewarded by handing in an assignment that pushed boundaries, not necessarily the most technically sound projects all the time, but the ones that made people go: ‘that’s pretty smart or different’. As students the lectures all made this clear to us, so from the get go we were being grooved unknowingly.”“Every brand, every illustration, every logo and so on, should tell a story, and it’s our job to tell that story, to visualise it in an artistic form.” Conor graduated from LYIT with a distinction and won an award for Best Student in the Department of Design and Creative Media.He said: “Considering I never thought of myself as a creative person and as I hadn’t really accomplished much of value in life up until that, it was a huge deal for me. I felt excited about the future for the first time in my life.“I never expected much from myself, so I never stressed too much. It wasn’t until year 3 that I realised I could do this and do it well, so I put the head down and worked as hard as I could with a little play and it paid off.”The course has opened many doors for Conor. After graduating from LYIT, he worked with Ph7 in Monaghan for eight months and moved onto Neworld Associates.He said: “I learned an awful lot about the industry and design in general, I met some great designers and it was a great place to get start. I can’t put into words how much I learned. “I worked on quite a bit of branding. I kept myself going with some freelance work on the side and that’s what led me to my current position with V7. It was a bit of a risk considering I had only been in the industry two years. “Once I changed studios the owner started his own distillery, so for most of the last 9 months I’ve been working on branding, packaging, illustration and web for his new gin and whiskey products. “It’s not often one person gets full control over jobs like that and especially with such little experience, so I consider myself very lucky. Once I left Neworld I was thrown into the deep end but it was the best thing for me.”Conor has illustrated book covers and privately commissioned posters as well as working on branding and packaging for US-based clients. He holds his time at LYIT in high regard for the opportunities it has given him – and recommends it for any budding designers.Conor indicated “If you are any way creative I would recommend it and it’s so good I would recommend it even if you’re not creative. I always thought of myself as more technical, a perfectionist, and that’s why I feel I produce good design; I obsess over it. “There are many specialised areas of design. The ability to think differently more than anything is important in this industry and the course was focused on that more than teaching you the technical programmes.”The closing date for CAO applications is on 1st February, 2017, at 5.15pm. For information about all LYIT courses and admissions, visit www.lyit.ie, email admissions@lyit.ie or telephone 074 918 6000Designing the future at LYIT was last modified: January 26th, 2017 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:conor smytheducationLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITlast_img read more

UPDATED: 5CMs OF SNOW TONIGHT, SAYS MET EIREANN

first_imgSKY News reported snow for Donegal two days ago – and tonight Met Eireann said there would be between 2cm and 5cm of snow tonight…with more snow throughout the week.Monday will see further snow showers…and biting gale force winds.There were some scattered snow flurries this afternoon with slush on the back of Errigal Road and at the aptly-named Whitecastle (pictured right) on the shore of Lough Foyle. Met Eireann is predicting snow showers off and on right through until Thursday.Gardai are warning motorists tonight to slow down on roads affected by heaving hail showers or minor snow falls.“This can cause cars to skid and wet conditions like this does cause problems,” said a spokesmanHowever before you go off and cancel anything, the snowfalls won’t cause the massive disruption Donegal saw last year. Well, not yet anyway….or as far as we know. Met Eireann says it is impossible to say beyond seven to 10 days what sort of weather we can see in Donegal this December.Paddy Power tonight slashed the odds on a white Christmas to 4/1.TONIGHT’S WEATHER: Cold and windy tonight. Showers will continue, mainly over Ulster, Connacht and west Munster, but some will extend further east. They’ll be wintry on high ground, falling as sleet or snow, especially in north Connacht and Ulster where some snow flurries are possible at lower levels also. Lowest temperatures of -1 to 4 degrees with fresh to strong west to northwest winds. Frost and icy patches possible in areas sheltered from the wind.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Legal action started against one rogue site which steals stories on an industrial scale. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comUPDATED: 5CMs OF SNOW TONIGHT, SAYS MET EIREANN was last modified: December 4th, 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:donegaldonegal weatherhailsnowweatherlast_img read more

GOVERNMENT MUST REVERSE SCHOOL CUT PLANS – MAC LOCHLAINN

first_imgDonegal North East Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has challenged the government to ring-fence teaching posts to ensure rural schools in areas of disadvantage are protected from staffing cuts.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said his party will raise the issue, with the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn, in the Dáil on Thursday and will be seeking to know “why some rural schools have been left out of the minister’s reversal in budget staffing cuts to disadvantaged schools.”He said: “The decision by Minister Ruairí Quinn to reverse the cuts to DEIS schools after Sinn Fein’s Private Members’ Motion and following December’s budget was welcomed across the education sector as they targeted some of the most vulnerable children in education. “The same should apply to the rural schools in Donegal and elsewhere that play an equally important role in tackling educational disadvantage.“Last week a letter signed by teachers highlighted the plight of some rural DEIS schools that risk losing at least one concessionary teaching post. This move would appear to contradict Minister Quinn’s own public commitments and needs to be addressed urgently.“It doesn’t make any sense if some DEIS schools are being discriminated against because of their address or because they are in a rural setting.“I am publicly calling on the Minister Quinn to stick to his public promises and hopefully bring some clarity to this mess. “He needs to ensure that the teaching posts are secured so that schools are able to meet the exceptional educational needs and deliver on the best educational outcomes for their pupils.” GOVERNMENT MUST REVERSE SCHOOL CUT PLANS – MAC LOCHLAINN was last modified: April 16th, 2012 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:GOVERNMENT MUST REVERSE SCHOOL CUT PLANS – MAC LOCHLAINNlast_img read more

RADIO ONE’S BIG WEEKEND TICKETS SELL OUT IN 15 MINUTES

first_imgTICKETS for BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend have sold out this morning – in just 15 minutes.Olly Murs is the headline act for the three-day event in Derry from May 21.Five per cent of tickets were allocated to Donegal and the Republic – but they’re all gone. Tickets to the events were free – with a £2.5o handling charge per ticket for bookings.An incredible 37,000 tickets have been given away.Fans now wait to see the official line-up – wondering who they will actually see on the day or days they got tickets for.  RADIO ONE’S BIG WEEKEND TICKETS SELL OUT IN 15 MINUTES was last modified: April 17th, 2013 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:RADIO ONE’S BIG WEEKEND TICKETS SELL OUT IN 15 MINUTESlast_img read more

WHEN THE McHUGH BROTHERS MET THE MAILEY BROTHERS ……!

first_imgBrothers in arms! When the McHughs met the Maileys!There may be a few years between them.But there was no shortage of craic and conversation when the McHugh brothers of Kilcar met the Mailey brothers of Convoy and Letterkenny.Brother Barney and Hugh Mailey were out celebrating Barney’s 80th birthday in Letterkenny this week when they came across the young Donegal stars.And upon hearing it was Barney’s birthday, nothing would do the McHugh boys Mark and Ryan than to hop into a photo with the older boys.Word has it that Barney and Hugh would have been well able to mark either of the boys in their day.But with a few All-Ireland days between the lads, Barney thought it best to stick to the craic and the birthday cake.The McHughs agreed that if they look as well as Barney does when they’re 80 years young, they’ll be doing well.A belated happy birthday Barney!WHEN THE McHUGH BROTHERS MET THE MAILEY BROTHERS ……! was last modified: July 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:80th birthdayBarney MaileydonegalGAAHugh MaileyMark McHughRyan McHughlast_img read more