first_imgJim McGuinness chats with Charlie Collins from DonegalTV in the documentary which will be aired tonight.A DonegalTV special on Donegal’s march to Croke Park is to be broadcast tonight on SKY TV.For viewers in Donegal, Ireland and the UK, the documentary will air on Sky Bonanza Channel 266 at 7pm this evening.For viewers in America the special will air at 3pm on worldview & 5pm on MHz1 in DC. The DonegalTV team.The documentary will be hosted by Charlie Collins and will have exclusive interviews from both the minor & senior camps including Jim McGuinness, Michael Murphy, Rory Kavanagh, Frank McGlynn, Neil & Eamon McGee, Declan Bonner, Niall Harey, Stephen McBrearty and we will also have reaction from fans, family & GAA pundits.British based Canis Media CEO Clare Bramley is extremely enthusiastic about their new partnership with DonegalTV.“We are delighted as a new Service provider on the Sky platform to be associated with Donegal TV in this very exciting time for the County. Donegal TV is now an established brand name and the programmes they have produced to date have been of the highest quality. We look forward to working with them in the long term and to showcase Donegal to a worldwide audience and we wish the Donegal senior and minors the best of luck on Sunday next.”Shane Wallace from Donegal TV says that there will be an announcement shortly with regard to the next phase of Donegal TV which will include weekly shows to be screened in Ireland, UK and the USA. “We have Donegal GAA special shows being aired tonight (15th September) in Ireland and the UK at 7pm on Sky channel 266 and in the States scheduled to be shown at 3;00PM ET on MHz Worldview & 5p ET on MHz DC1.  DONEGALTV DOCUMENTARY ON ROAD TO CROKER TO AIR ON SKY TONIGHT was last modified: September 15th, 2014 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)last_img read more

Improving performance earned Ireland, Afghanistan full membership: ICC

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday that improving perfomances by both Ireland and Afghanistan convinced the world cricket body to give full membership to both countries.ICC CEO David Richardson said: “I’d like to congratulate Afghanistan and Ireland on their Full Membership status which is the result of their dedication to improving performance both off and on the field resulting in the significant development and growth of cricket in their respective countries. Both have clearly demonstrated they meet the new criteria and as such have made the progression to full membership.”The unanimous vote at the ICC Full Council meeting at the Oval now ensures that both Ireland and Afghanistan will now be eligible to play Test cricket.Afghanistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Shafiq Stanikzai said: “For a nation like Afghanistan it is a huge and remarkable achievement, the entire nation will be celebrating across all five regions and different provinces, it is the perfect Eid gift. Everyone has waited for this news and has been so keen to hear this news. Afghanistan Cricket has gone from strength to strength and we dared to dream that this would happen and today it has become a reality.”I would like to thank the ICC and the Board who have demonstrated today that they are committed to growing the global game and rewarding nations who are performing on and off the field. As an administrator every achievement is huge and it opens the doors to new challenges and we need to work hard to maintain and sustain our development at the top of the cricket world.”advertisementCricket Ireland Chief Executive Warren Deutrom said: “We are delighted and proud with today’s historic announcement. It is an extraordinary testament to the talent and endeavour of thousands of passionate players, coaches, volunteers, staff, clubs and committee people.”We would like to thank most sincerely the ICC and its members for bestowing this honour on us today. It is a reflection not just of our past achievements but of our potential to grow our great game. We shall spend the next 24 hours marking the moment and celebrating this great day for Irish cricket and next week the hard work of planning to transition to full membership and Test status begins in earnest.”The decision followed the unanimous adoption of an extensively revised constitution for the ICC which in addition to transforming the membership process through the adoption of new membership criteria, introduced a female Independent Director and a Deputy Chairman and equalised Board voting.The Membership Committee which will consider all future requests for membership – full and associate – against an objective set of criteria. In addition Affiliate Membership has now been removed leaving only Full and Associate Members, with all previously categorised Affiliate Members becoming Associate Members.Other changes to the constitution include the appointment of a Deputy Chairman, who shall assume the duties of Chairman, Shashank Manohar, when he is unable to fulfil his duties. In addition, a female Independent Director with full voting rights will be recruited to the ICC Board.The voting composition of the ICC Board will also change so that every Board Member – including Full Member and Associate Member Directors, as well as the Independent Chairman and Independent Director – will each have equal votes, with a two-thirds majority necessary for a resolution to be approved. In future, the Chairman of the Associate Members (who comprises one of the three Associate Member Directors) will also be required to be independent of any Member Board.The ICC Board also unanimously agreed a new financial model, thereby reversing the 2014 resolutions and giving greater equality in the distribution of ICC income. As such the revenue distribution for the cycle 2016-2023 will be as follows:Based on current forecasted revenues and costs, BCCI will receive USD 405 million across the eight year cycle, ECB USD 139 million, Zimbabwe Cricket USD 94 million and the seven existing Full Members USD 128 million each. The Associate Members (together with Ireland and Afghanistan) will collectively receive funding of USD 240 million.The ICC Full Council also voted unanimously to expel USACA following a Board recommendation in April and a recent Dispute Resolution Committee hearing before the Honourable Michael Beloff QC, which concluded last week. Further details will be issued in the coming days outlining the process which will now be followed to establish a new governing body for cricket in the USA that is capable of unifying the fractured cricket community in that part of the world.ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said: “I would like to thank all ICC members for their commitment to changing the constitution for the good of the global game. This is the first step towards the ICC improving its governance and I believe that these changes will benefit all members and enable us to continue to grow the global game.advertisement”Throughout this process we have shown the strength of a collective and unified approach and I would like to pay tribute to my Board colleagues who have been so determined to reach consensus. They have not focused solely on their own country but have ensured cricket around the world benefits.”last_img read more