first_imgPromoted PostLetterkenny’s Radisson Blu Hotel is hoping to turn other businesses ‘green’ with envy for St Patrick’s Weekend.The Radisson Blu, LetterkennyThe family-owned hotel will be carrying out a green initiative for St. Patrick’s Day beginning this Friday. For the occasion the hotel will be transformed from Radisson ‘Blu’ to ‘Green’! There will be a huge emphasis on celebrating Irish culture and playing the green card for the guests and visitors. The lighting in the hotel from the reception area to outdoors will change to the traditional colour to celebrate the upcoming day.The day itself will be full of entertainment for everyone. Live music will be performed by extremely talented duo, Zara Montgomery & Michael Gillespie from 5pm. Crafty kids will be there on the day to face paint the kids (whether that is young or old!). If you fancy a tipple, then the hotel will be serving St Patrick’s Day themed cocktails & pints of the black stuff, of course.The Port Bar & Grill will be serving food all day with a menu translated in both Irish & English – Perfect to incorporate a few words of Irish into your vocabulary. The St Patrick’s Day Special? Traditional Irish Stew (for the day that’s in it!).Staff will be hanging up their purple ties for the event & replacing them with green, sporting shamrocks as accessories & provide guests with that authentic Irish hospitality that they deliver 365 days of the year. So if it’s a taste of St Patrick’s weekend you are looking for and a team that are trying their best to bring it to you, the Radisson ‘Green’, Letterkenny is the place.    RADISSON BLU TURNING OTHERS ‘GREEN’ WITH ENVY FOR ST PATRICK’S WEEKEND was last modified: March 12th, 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:donegalletterkennyRadisson BluSt Patrick’s Weekendlast_img read more

Football Colombia on brink after Ecuador win

first_imgColombia edged to the brink of their first World Cup since 1998 on Friday, securing a 1-0 win over Ecuador in a rain-delayed game disrupted by a half-time floodlight failure.A first-half goal by AS Monaco striker James Rodríguez secured all three points for the Colombians, who are now guaranteed at least a play-off spot from South America’s nine-team qualifying competition.The victory put Jose Pekerman’s team level with Argentina on 26 points at the top of the standings and both sides could even book their places at next year’s finals in Brazil later Friday if other results go their way.Ecuador however, who were reduced to 10 men early in the game when Gabriel Achilier was dismissed, could have snatched an unlikely draw if captain Walter Ayovi had not missed a second-half penalty.A pre-match deluge at Barranquilla’s Estadio Metropolitano had appeared to leave the game in jeopardy at one point, with parts of the field covered in large pools of water as the rain tumbled down.However, the stadium ground staff worked ferociously to clear the excess water and after a 90-minute delay, Brazilian referee Heber Lopes got proceedings under way.A lacklustre opening period saw neither side manage to gain control of the contest, and it was Ecuador who went closest to scoring when Jefferson Montero’s swerving shot effort was punched away by Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina in the 18th minute.But the complexion of the game changed decisively on the half-hour mark when Ecuador were reduced to 10 men, Achilier sent off for bringing down Colombia’s Teofilo Gutierrez as he sprinted clear on goal.The dismissal seemed to energise the Colombians and within a minute they had taken the lead through Monaco youngster Rodríguez.Monaco team-mate Radamel Falcao – named in the starting line-up after recovering from an ankle injury – unleashed a ferocious long-range effort which Ecuador’s stand-in keeper Maximo Banguera could only parry away.The rebound fell kindly to Rodríguez who rifled home an angled low shot to put Colombia 1-0 up heading into the half-time break.A floodlight blackout then delayed the start of the second half for 15 minutes, and there was a further interruption soon after the restart when Colombia keeper Ospina received medical attention for several minutes after a heavy blow to the head.Ecuador were then presented with a golden chance to get back on level terms when Colombia defender Carlos Sánchez hauled down Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia in the box on 61 minutes.But Ayovi miscued his spotkick horribly and Colombia escaped to claim a win which puts them within touching distance of a first World Cup since their appearance at the France finals 15 years ago.In other South American matches later Friday, Paraguay were playing Bolivia in Asuncion, fourth-placed Chile take on Venezuela in Santiago while fifth-placed Uruguay face a crucial trip to Lima to face Peru. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more