From Castletroy to Cardiff for the Corrigan Brothers

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Limerick musician opens a chapter on bedtime stories First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement TAGSCardiff CityCorrigan Brothersentertainmentfeaturedfull-imageVincent Tan A BAND from Castletroy who wrote a song about a Malaysian businessman and football club owner have made a name for themselves in Cardiff and beyond.The Corrigan Brothers’ hit record ‘Vincent Tan What A Man’ is an ode to the owner of Premier League side Cardiff City and it has even spread to south-east Asia since its recording in late August.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The band was invited by Tan to the Cardiff City Stadium last month as special guests for the game against Tottenham Hotspur and the song’s runaway success has come as a major surprise to singer/songwriter Ger Corrigan.“A few weeks ago we watched Cardiff beat Manchester City and we were very impressed with the way the club’s owner came out on the pitch with the Cardiff shirt over his business suit and celebrated. We wrote a song about him; the song title was ‘Vincent Tan What A Man’.“We were not expecting anything to happen with the song but it somehow got picked up by the Malaysian media and within days it was one of the biggest stories in Malaysia where Tan owns a number of businesses. We then received a call from Cardiff City telling us that Tan wanted to fly us over as his guests”.Along with brothers Brian and Donncha and musicians Pete Creighton, Willie Dunne and Andrew Corrigan, Ger performed the song for assembled guests in Cardiff and also met Welsh sport stars Sam Warburton and Craig Bellamy.Ger described the day as a “truly great experience” and revealed that the Corrigan Brothers have been invited to Malaysia by Tan to perform the song. He presented a framed copy of the CD to Tan, who spoke at length to the Corrigan Brothers about the Limerick hurlers winning the Munster final this summer.“It was a truly great experience with a big club who have a genuine family atmosphere and a sincere warm welcome for their guests,” said Ger in appreciation of the hospitality received from Cardiff City FC.The band will be back in Cardiff City in January to perform a new song dedicated to the club and their recent performance will be aired on Malaysian TV over the coming weeks. LifestyleEntertainmentNewsSportSoccerFrom Castletroy to Cardiff for the Corrigan BrothersBy Liam Togher – October 17, 2013 1624 Linkedin Previous articleDouble date with Verdi operasNext articleParamedic to be sentenced for video recording woman in toilet Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. You can listen to Vincent Tan What A Man below Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Emaillast_img read more

Third Indonesian dies from COVID-19 abroad

first_imgThe Singaporean Health Ministry reported last month the country’s first deaths from COVID-19, including an Indonesian national identified as Case 212.The patient, a 64-year-old Indonesian man, had been admitted in critical condition to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) intensive care unit on March 13, after arriving from Indonesia on the same day. He tested positive for COVID-19 the next day.The second COVID-19 death of an Indonesian abroad was announced Monday by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry.“A female Indonesian citizen has died in the UK,” ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah said without going into detail on the case.As of Wednesday, at least 138 Indonesian citizens in 20 foreign territories have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Foreign Ministry.Topics : Malaysian health authorities have reported the death of an Indonesian national as a result of COVID-19 in Malaysia on Tuesday.According to the Malaysian Health Ministry, the deceased patient was a 40-year-old man identified as Case 1,275 in the country’s record of COVID-19 patients. It was also the 41st death in Malaysia.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the ministry said the patient had been undergoing treatment at Sarawak General Hospital since March 20 prior to his death on Tuesday. The Indonesian Consulate General in Kuching told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the patient was a professor at the University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). “It’s not an imported case as he works here [in Kuching].”Unlike many other COVID-19-related deaths, which are cases of comorbidity, the consulate general claimed the man died only from the coronavirus disease.His death marks the third among Indonesians abroad.Read also: Japan “on the brink” as it struggles to hold back coronaviruslast_img read more

Martinez shocked by relegation

first_img It was always going to be a big ask for Wigan to lift themselves for such a huge game just 72 hours after their glorious Wembley victory over Manchester City, where anything other than all three points would have seen them join Reading and QPR in the npower Championship, and so it proved. “I know from the outside you could see it was possible but I never thought for a second it would happen,” said the Spaniard, who has been linked with the Everton job following the announcement of David Moyes’ switch to Manchester United. “I was confident this team could win the last two games. It is difficult to describe the feelings. It comes as a shock.” Roberto Martinez never really believed FA Cup winners Wigan would be relegated until the Latics’ eight-year stay in the Barclays Premier League finally came to an end with a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal. Press Associationcenter_img Lukas Podolski nodded the Gunners in front on 11 minutes, but Shaun Maloney gave the visitors hope when he crashed home a free-kick on the stroke of half-time. However, three goals in the space of 10 minutes just after the hour from Theo Walcott, Podolski and Aaron Ramsey meant there was to be no fairytale ending for Martinez’s men, despite another brave crack at the great escape. Martinez added: “I don’t think you get many managers saying they are proud of their players when they get relegated, but we don’t deserve to be in the bottom three. You will never see a better group of players than these in the way they play and represent the club. “The FA Cup is an achievement we will never lose as a club. It is our first silverware, but it is a real shame it happens in the same season as relegation. You don’t normally get teams good enough to win the cup going down – that is why it is difficult to take. “When you walk into the dressing room after this match it is heartbreaking. But we haven’t been good enough in the defensive area and that is why we have been relegated.” Martinez, however, insisted the Lancashire club, whose rise to the top flight was bankrolled by chairman Dave Whelan, would be in a strong position to make a swift return. “It is not one of those moments to be too sad – it is the opposite,” he said. “To have eight years at this level is incredible. We have beaten every top club and financially we are in a strong position. As a Wigan fan it is a time to be proud of what we have achieved.” last_img read more