May 26

Crusaders rotate front row for Hurricanes clash

first_imgThe trio who started all three tests against the British and Irish Lions have been left out of the starting lineup are being rested on advice from medical staff.The side will still have seven All Blacks in its starting lineup including Israel Dagg and Keiran read – Sam Whitelock is on the bench.RNZI reports Ryan Crotty is still out of action with a hamstring injury he suffered in the first Lions test, but should be back for the quarterfinal next weekend.A win tomorrow night would assure the Crusaders finish top of the table and get home advantage through the playoffs.Crusaders: Israel Dagg, Seta Tamanivalu, Jack Goodhue, David Havili, George Bridge, Richie Mo’unga, Bryn Hall, Kieran Read, Matt Todd (captain), Jordan Taufua, Scott Barrett, Luke Romano, Michael Alaalatoa, Ben Funnell, Wyatt Crockett. Reserves: Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry, Oliver Jager, Sam Whitelock, Jed Brown, Mitchell Drummond, Mitchell Hunt, Sean Wainui.last_img read more

December 30


first_imgPictured in the foyer of the Manor House Hotel, are proprietors, Mary and Liam McKenna, as they welcome their new General Manager, Eamonn Gillespie (right), to his new post.*A renowned Donegal hotelier has been appointed as the new general manager of the four-star Manor House Country Hotel in Fermanagh.Eamonn Gillespie looks forward to bringing his international experience to bear as the four-star property continues to grow its leisure travel businessA native of Bruckless in south Donegal, Eamonn Gillespie spent 13 years as director of hospitality and excellence at the award-winning four-star Harvey’s Point Country Hotel on Lough Eske in Donegal Town where he was central to the hospitality strategy which resulted in the property being named the 2008 AA Hotel of the Year. With more than 20 years of hotel and fine dining experience gained in Australia, North America and many parts of Europe, Eamonn has held senior positions in some of Ireland’s finest hotel properties.After his term at Harvey’s Point, he worked on a consultative basis with the White Hotel Group before becoming general manager at The Central Hotel, Donegal Town and then general manager of the luxurious Crover House Hotel located on the picturesque shore of Lough Sheelin in Co. Cavan.Speaking about his appointment, Eamonn Gillespie said that he was looking forward to bringing his international experience to bear as The Manor House Country Hotel continues to expand its leisure business, attracting guests from right across the island of Ireland, the UK and further afield.“I am joining The Manor House Country Hotel at an exciting time. The property enjoys an excellent reputation, something that is reflected in the number of awards the hotel has received over recent months,” said Eamonn Gillespie. “I am really looking forward to working with the team, not just in continuing to deliver a level of service that exceeds all expectations, but also in attracting new leisure guests and raising the international profile of this unique property.”Eamonn Gillespie’s international reputation also extends to his musical talents. A founder of The Donegal Tenors, Eamonn has travelled extensively both as a compère and singer on board many luxury cruise liners sailing in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Pacific regions.DONEGAL MAN APPOINTED MANAGER OF TOP HOTEL was last modified: October 20th, 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:donegalFermanaghhotellast_img read more