TV REVIEW: JIMMY’S WINNIN’ MATCHES HITS THE RIGHT NOTES

first_imgTV REVIEW: Jimmy’s Winnin’ Matches: RTE1What a triumph.CocoTV’s production for RTE1 took Donegal GAA fans through an emotional roller-coaster with 60 minutes of pure indulgence.Even though we knew how this documentary would end, somehow the nerves jangled again, the hairs were raised on the back of the neck and the heart filled once more with pride. Kevin Cassidy’s glorious point against Kildare in the 2011 All-Ireland quarter-final had us standing up again willing the ball over the bar (just in case).The stomach-churning butterflies of the 2012 quarter-final win over Kerry – and then that win over Cork when 40,000 descended on Croker.All before, of course, the third Sunday in September and bringing Sam home.Jim McGuinness’ vision of Sam at the front of the bus would come true.This documentary had it all, punctuated by the razor-sharp analysis of Joe Brolly.And that’s saying something about a programme that brought no new revelations. We’d all watched from the stands as Jimmy’s men did it.But the journey from no-hopers to the best in the country was wrapped up in a wonderful yet simple documentary full of passion and pride.If this show was a dinner, it was 5-star culinary feast. And the ingredients were Jim McGuinness, his players and their support staff. All topped off with the greatest GAA song ever written.It was a summer we’ll never forget and tonight’s programme made us all realise it did happen.And how brilliant it was. Again.TV REVIEW: JIMMY’S WINNIN’ MATCHES HITS THE RIGHT NOTES was last modified: January 4th, 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:TV REVIEW: JIMMY’S WINNIN’ MATCHES HITS THE RIGHT NOTESlast_img read more

Aesop’s fables come to Cerritos stage

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – The Cerritos College Department of Theatre and the Associated Students will present “Aesop’s Fables” at 8 p.m. nightly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the campus Burnight Studio Theater, 11110 Alondra Blvd.A matinee performance will also be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.In the play, classic tales leap from the page to the stage in this comical and adventurous show for the whole family.It will feature selected tales from the wit and wisdom of Aesop, the slave who made good.Tickets are $12 per person, or $10 for students and seniors.For more information or to purchase tickets, call (562) 467-5058 or visit www.cerritos.edu/theatre. Selby Grove hosts Christmas Bazaar PICO RIVERA – Selby Grove Elementary School is having its fifth annual Christmas Bazaar from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria, 8110 Paramount Blvd.Vendor spots are still available; for more information, call (562) 801-5005. Exchange program seeks host homes WHITTIER – Pacific Intercultural Exchange is seeking local families to host foreign exchange students who are scheduled to arrive soon for the academic semester and yearlong program homestays.Students are between 15 and 18 years old, are English-speaking and have their own spending money and insurance.The Exchange has programs to match nearly every family’s needs, ranging in length from one semester to one academic year.Prospective host families can review student applications and select a match.As there are no “typical” host families, the group can fit a student into just about any situation, whether it’s a single parent, childless couple, retired couple or large family.Host families are also eligible to claim a $50 per month charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they sponsor a student.Students expected to arrive soon hail from Germany, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, the former Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Yemen, Syria, Venezuela and China, among other countries.Those interested in learning more should call (800) 631-1818. The agency also has programs for local students interested in traveling and studying abroad. Cerritos instructor wins Realtor award NORWALK – Cerritos College Business Education Professor Mary Ellen Brady received the Distinguished Service Award from the Downey Association of Realtors (DAOR) during its annual directors’ installation luncheon.The award is bestowed for services performed within the association, to the community, and for the advancement of the real estate profession.Brady has been a full-time instructor at Cerritos College for two years and is also the department chair for the real estate program.She currently teaches the real estate principles class as well as the work experience program. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write to us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail [email protected]last_img read more