Deputy Tom dips his toe in comedy world

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print TAGSFine GaellimerickTom Neville LIMERICK Fine Gael TD Tom Neville says he’s “dipped his toe into the comedy world” as he stars in a new short-movie that will premier at the Richard Harris International Film Festival.The 44-year-old former DJ, teacher and county councillor has appeared in ten movies to date, having trained as an actor in his 20s.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He plays ‘Dr Tom’, a working class GP, in ‘Everything Looks Better in the Sunshine’, which will hit the screens on October 27.The Rathkeale politician appears alongside actor and comedian Patrick McDonnell, who played oddball priest Fr Eoin McLove in the Channel 4 hit sitcoms Father Ted.In the movie, McDonnell’s character ‘Patsy’ attends Dr Tom’s practice after he’s run over by a woman on a bicycle with a basket of flowers, which causes him to develop an incredible sense of smell.The 12-minute film also stars Orlan Hannon and Amy Hughes, in a strong working class Limerick city accent, “with plenty of colloquialisms and dialect to boot”.“It’s a nice, upbeat movie. My character is a ‘very local’ Limerick city native. He went on to study at University and became a doctor, but still holds his local ways,” Neville explained.“It offers a nice contrast between how he is and how he articulates himself vis-à-vis the education and qualifications he has.”The move was shot entirely in Limerick last Summer and “shows off Limerick in a great light”.“It’s a comedy and the narration is comedic so it would be nice to get some reaction out of that, seen as though this is my first time dipping my toe into the comedy world.”He laughs off any suggestion he has already entered the world of comedy when he took his seat in the Dáil.“Well, the Dáil has a mixture of many characters, and I concentrate on my own job and what I have to do. Like like a hurler taking to the field, you concentrate on playing your own game and you leave others do what they have to do.”He says Dr Tom isn’t based on anyone he knows and working alongside Patrick McDonnell was “fantastic”.“He’s a very funny guy, and a great professional. It was great to work with someone who has had experience and exposure, to learn from them.”“It’s the same with all the actors and directors and producers I have worked with. Every time you work with these people you learn something new, and I’m extremely grateful for getting this opportunity.”‘Everything Looks Better in the Sunshine’ is written and directed by Mark Smith and Jonathan Farrell and produced by fellow Limerick man Ronan Cassidy. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement NewsDeputy Tom dips his toe in comedy worldBy David Raleigh – October 18, 2019 300 Previous articleNoah is Limerick’s new little graduateNext articleAdare Manor has been voted IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year 2020 David Raleigh last_img read more

Starbucks launches latest bakery hybrid

first_imgWe’ve had the Cronut and now Starbucks is to launch a new bakery hybrid called the Duffin.Launching as part of a new food range hitting stores in the UK from today (3 October), the Duffin is a cross between a doughnut and muffin, and has been developed in partnership with Rich Products.It is baked in the shape of a muffin, and is made with free-range egg and buttermilk to give it a light texture, according to Rich Products.The Duffin was developed at one of Rich’s internal brainstorm meetings to find innovative ideas for Starbucks’ food range in the UK.As part of the coffee chain’s food relaunch, the bakery manufacturer has also developed a new Chocolate Swirl, to accompany the iconic Cinnamon Swirl, and a new and improved version of muffins containing buttermilk.Julie Prebble, category manager, Starbucks UK, said: “This fusion trend elevates traditional American products, so when we combined our American heritage with our hero muffin range and ever popular doughnuts, the Duffin seemed the perfect creation.”Melissa Deusion, NPD manager at Rich Products, added: “Muffins are an iconic product category for Starbucks and, as a pioneer of innovation, it seemed only right that we should champion this trend and take the muffin category to the next level.”Since the beginning of the Cronut craze, a number of bakeries across the UK have been coming up with their own hybrid products, including Zeelandia’s Zeenut, Rinkoff’s Crodough and Greggs’ Greggsnut.last_img read more

Freiburg hand Gladbach Champions League setback

first_img To make matters worse for Gladbach, their French striker Alassane Plea was red-carded in the second half. French striker Marcus Thuram, who made global headlines last weekend when he took a knee to protest the death of George Floyd, was unable to breakthrough despite his side having the best of the first hour. Waiting game: Freiburg coach Christian Streich (left) sits on the bench prior to Friday’s game Read Also: Barca confident Messi can face Mallorca, despite thigh injury When Plea was sent-off, Gladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl protested too vigorously through his anti-coronavirus face mask and was also dismissed. Plea will now miss next weekend’s home clash with Bayern Munich. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Borussia Moenchengladbach’s push for a Champions League place was stalled by Freiburg who clinched a 1-0 win in the Bundesliga on Friday. Freiburg boosted their Europa League hopes with victory secured by Nils Petersen’s goal in the 58th minute. Gladbach, enjoying their best season since 1984, remain in fourth place – the final Champions League qualifying spot – on 56 points. However, Bayer Leverkusen could replace them on Saturday should they defeat defending champions and league leaders Bayern Munich. With just four games left, Freiburg boosted their Europa League hopes with victory secured by Nils Petersen’s goal in the 58th minute. Petersen had only been on the pitch for a minute after replacing Roland Sallai when he powerfully headed home from a free-kick.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffitilast_img read more

Carrick frustrated by injury

first_img “Not used to this injury business. Heal quick n come back stronger!!” Carrick played in United’s 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday but withdrew from the England squad preparing for friendlies against Chile and Germany on Tuesday. He underwent a procedure where he had an injection to reduce the swelling around the affected Achilles, however Press Association Sport understands that claims he may require an operation are wide of the mark, although he will be out of action for a while. “We can confirm that Michael Carrick will be out for four to six weeks with an Achilles injury,” United confirmed in a statement. Carrick has appeared in 15 of United’s 18 matches this season and his absence leaves manager David Moyes short in central midfield – an area which he tried to strengthen in the summer. Six weeks on the sidelines would take Carrick up to the Boxing Day clash at Hull, however if he is out for the full duration is seems unlikely Moyes will throw him straight back into action in the midst of the busy festive programme and he may not be match-fit for the Hull game or the trip to Norwich two days later. Carrick’s United team-mate Danny Welbeck also pulled out of the England squad on Tuesday as he continues to battle with a knee injury which has kept him out since October 19. His situation will continue to be managed by United but there is no suggestion yet he will require surgery. Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick admits he will find it difficult to sit on the sidelines well into December as he recovers from injury. Team-mate Phil Jones admits the absence of Carrick will be a blow just as United are looking to push on following the victory over Arsenal, sitting just three points behind second-placed Liverpool and five adrift of the Gunners at the top. “He is a great player and will be missed for club and country,” said Jones. “He brings a lot to the side, with his range of passing. He will be sorely missed.” On Welbeck, Jones added: “He has done well on the international stage when he has been picked for England and he’s another great player. Hopefully he’ll be back soon.” Press Association The 32-year-old has been ruled out for up to six weeks with an Achilles tendon problem, meaning he could miss at least six Barclays Premier League matches, two Champions League ties and United’s Capital One Cup quarter-final at Stoke. “A few weeks out for me. Hate missing games!” the midfielder wrote on Twitter. last_img read more