He’s been impressed by what he’s seen of Tipperary.Tipp FM’s build-up to this game begins at 1.15 with throw-in at 1.30. Our coverage will be brought to you in association with Jamie Lawlor Crash Repairs, Ard Gaoithe Business Park, Clonmel. Like their senior counterparts they also met in 2015, albeit in the final itself.Tipp coach Mikey Beevans has this assesment of the Tribesmen’s current standing.Jeffrey Lynskey led Galway to the Irish Press Cup just under twelve months ago and is still at the helm of the side.
There is a new boss in North London as Jose Mourinho makes a return to football coaching duty after being named the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspurs.After five years in charge of Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino was shown the exit door for failing to deliver trophies and a poor start to the season, just five months after taking the club to its first UEFA Champions League finals.Despite losing to Liverpool in Madrid by a lone goal, the incredible story of their Champions League campaign and a first-ever final will forever be remembered.Now the love story between Argentine and the club is over and former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho has been appointed as manager until 2023.But, how many permanent managers have Tottenham Hotspur appointed for the first team since the start of the 21st century?While some appointments were on a short-term basis, many others were given permanent deals but could not stand the test of time at the club.Here is the list of coaches Spurs have had in the 21st centuryGlenn Hoddle (2001-2003)Hoddle was named Spurs’ manager in March 2001, taking over from John Graham. He lasted just two years at the club.PIC ALAN WALTER 220202TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V SUNDERLAND FA PremiershipSpurs manager GLENN HODDLEHe took the club to the League Cup final, where they lost to Blackburn Rovers. In his stint at the club, he guided Tottenham to ninth and tenth place finishes respectively.Jacques Santini (2004-2004)The Frenchman’s reign is perhaps the shortest in the history of the club.Santini after 13 years resigned from the post due to personal problems. However, after his departure, it was widely reported that he left because of a series of disagreements with the then Sporting Director, Frank Arnesen.Speaking in 2005, Santini said he quit partly because he felt agreements with the club were broken, but he admitted he “dug his own grave” by agreeing to join the club before the end of Euro 2004.Martin Jol (2004-2007)After the resignation of Jacques Santini, Martin Jol, his assistant was named as his successor on November 8, 2004.He led Spurs to ninth position after taking over the club.In the summer of the 2005/2006 season, he signed a new three-year contract.He led the team to its highest finish since 1990, fifth.The club board sacked Martin Jol on 25th October, 2008 after Spurs’ 2-1 defeat to Getafe in the UEFA Cup.Juande Ramos (2007-2008)Spanish international, Juande Ramos took over from Martin Jol.He helped the club to its first trophy since 1999 after beating London rivals, Chelsea in the League Cup.After a poor start to the 2008-2009 season where he won just two points in eight matches, he was dismissed together with his assistant, Gus Poyet on October 25, 2008.Harry Redknapp (2008-2012)Harry Redknapp immediately replaced Juande Ramos at the club. He led the club to their second-highest finish in three years.On June 13, 2012, he was dismissed after failing to agree to new terms with the club over a pending contract.André Villas-Boas (2012-2013)André Villas-Boas was named the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur on 3 July 2012, taking over from Harry Redknapp.He helped the club accrue its highest points after earning 72 points.After a series of poor results in the Premier League including a 6-0 loss to Manchester City and a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, he left his position as the manager.He left the club on December 16, 2013.Tim Sherwood (2013-2014)Tim Alan Sherwood assumed first-team duties on 16th December 2013, replacing Villas-Boas.A week later, he was given a permanent 18 months.Sherwood achieved a sixth-place finish in the league with Spurs with a total of 69 league points. He was, however, sacked by Chairman Daniel Levy on 13 May 2014.Mauricio Pochettino (2014-2019)On 27 May 2014, Pochettino was appointed head coach of Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year contract, replacing Tim Sherwood.He took the club to another League Cup finals in January 2015 but lost to Chelsea by 2-0.On 12 May 2016, Pochettino agreed to a contract extension.He had guided Spurs to their first Champions League final five months ago.Despite turning Tottenham into a consistent top-four team in the Premier League and a title contender, Pochettino has been criticized for failing to win any silverware in his time at the club.Jose Mourinho (2019-?)
Come the final whistle after today’s All Ireland quarter final, the respective Walsh households will be a difficult place to live for certain members of the family. Donegal women Roisin and Caroline Walsh just happen to be married to Kerry brothers Justin and Diarmuid Walsh.But they have refused to follow the Kingdom and will be proudly wearing the green and gold of Tir Chonaill today.Justin and Caroline (nee Sweeney) both work in Letterkenny IT while his brother Diarmuid and wife Roisin are both teachers in Inishowen.Both families have just returned from holidaying in the Kingdom but will be travelling to Croke Park today to support their teams. While in Kerry, Caroline, who is on the Committee for Relay for Life Donegal, met up with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Donegal Association of Kerry, who are keen to offer their support for Relay for Life by promoting and selling the Daniel O’Donnell’s CD (I’ll see this journey through) on the committees behalf and are also putting plans in place to organise a fundraising event for Relay for Life Donegal 2013.The Association was founded in March 2011 by Sean Gallagher.Living in Killorglin with his wife Mary, the Inver native is having great sport with the people of Kerry. With over 100 members the Donegal Association of Kerry is enjoying the tribal banter in all corners of the county this week as today’s showdown looms.“I think it is any team’s game and it is going to be tight. We are a farly tight-knit community here in Kerry alright, we’d have to be in a week like this, but the craic is mighty,” said Sean.Included in the picture are Sean Gallagher (back row – second in from right hand side), Kieran Boyle (back row on left hand side), Bridget Moore (formerly McElhinney, Creeslough) with her husband John from Causeway, Co Kerry. Bridget’s nephew, Martin McElhinney is on the Donegal panel for Sunday which makes it all the more exciting but although John would love to see Martin getting a medal, he will definitely be cheering for Kerry on the day! Also included of course are The Walsh families – Justin and Caroline with kids Sarah and Darragh (wearing Kerry Jerseys!!) and Diarmuid and Roisin with kids, Donal, Aoife and Michael (wearing Donegal Jerseys). FAMILY VALUES – WHY DONEGAL’S KERRYMEN MAY BE SLEEPING IN THE SPARE ROOM! was last modified: August 5th, 2012 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)
Pushing the boundaries of experiential travel to the natural world, Ecuador’s Mashpi Lodge has launched its highly-anticipated Dragonfly canopy gondola for guests to enjoy captivating bird’s eye views of the 1300-hectare Mashpi Rainforest Reserve via a cable-driven system of gondolas that glide above, below and through the tree canopy up to 200 metres above the ground and travelling two kilometres across the magical cloud forest with Mashpi’s resident naturalists to identify the sights and sounds of the forest.Comprising three different stations and embarkation points located at different altitudes, guests can choose whether to combine a ride on The Dragonfly with a testing hike through the forest and along the riverbed, or to take the full two-hour return trip for a more relaxing experience, while still accessing hidden waterfalls, swimming holes and walking trails. Adhering to Mashpi’s sustainability ethos, The Dragonfly was carefully constructed over a period of 18 months largely by hand and without the use of any heavy machinery, to ensure minimal impact to the Reserve and its wildlife. Much like the lodge itself, The Dragonfly is powered by renewable energy and designed to blend seamlessly and silently into the surrounding forest.Opened in April 2012, and last year selected as a founding member of National Geographic ‘Unique Lodges of the World’, Mashpi Lodge is an intimate cocoon in the clouds, accommodating 44 guests in 22 understated yet luxurious rooms. The contemporary glass and steel structure features floor-to-ceiling windows, giving remarkable views of the forested mountains on one side and the rainforest up close on the other.A paradise for nature lovers, Mashpi Lodge features an immersive Life Centre, where wildlife enthusiasts can learn more about the Reserve’s magical inhabitants including 500 species of bird, as well as butterflies, frogs and monkeys. The Hummingbird Viewpoint offers avid birders an unrivalled setting for bird-watching, featuring a shelter with seating and feeders for the birds strung from its roof. Mashpi’s unique ‘Sky Bike’ is another truly thrilling way to explore the canopy up close, as guests pedal their way along a cable stretched between the trees, while the climb to the top of the 26m-high Observation Tower rewards with panoramic views across the forest.Back indoors, guests can be pampered in the Wellness Area, indulging in specialised massages using natural ingredients from the forest. The double height dining room offers exquisite Ecuadorian cuisine inspired by flavours of the forest, utilising regional ingredients such as naranjilla, papaya, palm heart, coffee, manioc, chocolate and plantain.Rates start from $1437 per room per night based on two sharing, including all activities, meals, guiding and return transfers from central Quito hotels.