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Bingo Results 15 October

 

There was no winner from Friday’s draw which means today’s prize is 400.

It is week6 and we are playing off the GREEN page of your book –  the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

40 44 11 78 87 45 70 18 71 17

If you have managed to fill a panel with those numbers, call 065 6828966 before 8pm tonight and you could win or share in today’s prize. If you are a winner, please keep your book until we verify the details. 

Turning Wintery

It's turned really wintery out there but we're keeping warm by keeping busy on the Big Weekend.

This Saturday on the Big Weekend we've got a €50 voucher for Eddie Rockets, Ennis and Limerick to give-away. We'll also be revealing how we got on at the Queens nightclub. Ennis with our Big Party night.

We've got live coverage of the Clare Footbal Championship Semi Final between Kilrush and Kilmurry Ibrickance and updates on the Clare Hurling Championship semi-final between  Clonlara and Newmarket and Fergus.

The Afternoon Show - Friday October 12th 2012

Today on The Afternoon Show Brian Sheehan, Director of GLEN – Gay & Lesbian Equality Network and a Kilrush native joined Gavin Grace to discuss how former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, declared her support for marriage for lesbian and gay couples in an RTE programme The Meaning of Life. GLEN strongly welcomes former President McAleeses’ comments, saying “the former President’s support for marriage for lesbian and gay couples is further evidence of the extensive momentum building for civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples”.

Morning Focus Friday October 12

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) has contacted the individual members of the Troika urging them to reconsider the sustainability of the path which Ireland is on in trying to meet the terms the Troika has set out for the Irish government
The Society, the largest charity of social concern and action in Ireland, told the Troika that the means being used to tackle the budget deficit will worsen Ireland’s ability to recover from the economic crisis, as well as causing severe damage to the individuals and families it assists

Bingo Results 12 October

There was 3 winners from yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 200euro. Congratulations to Marguerite Marrinan from Miltown Malbay who purchased her book from Larkin’s Miltown Malbay, Mary Davis from Ennistymon who purchased her book from Conway’s Ennistymon and Joe Clancy from Miltown Malbay who purchased his book from Londis Miltown Malbay.

It is week 5 and we are playing off the YELLOW page of your book – and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

59 63 56 41 65 13 21 75 68 50

The Afternoon Show - Thursday October 11th 2012

Joining Clare FM’s Gavin Grace on The Afternoon Show, Tony Griffin, Clare Hurling All Star discussed the latest in the Lance Armstrong doping controversy. The US Anti-Doping Agency has accused Lance Armstrong of cheating his way to the top of world cycling. It's produced a 1,000 page document alleging Armstrong used banned substances EPO and testosterone. His lawyers have called the report a "hatchet job", but the US Anti Doping Agency has deemed it the most "sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen".

Morning Focus Thursday October 11

A Kilrush woman has become the first person from County Clare to swim the English Channel.
38 year old Fionnuala Walsh arrived in France late yesterday, having completed the Cross Channel Swim from Dover in a time of 15 hours and 26 minutes.
In fulfilling her lifetime ambition to swim the channel, the Kilrush woman has become the 15th Irish woman to achieve a feat that's often described as the Everest of Open Water Swimming, and also raised funds for Pieta House and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.

Bingo Results 11 October

There was five winners from yesterday’s prize which means today’s prize is 200euro.  Congratulations to Bernie Chambers from Cree who purchased her book in Meaney’s Cree, Margaret McNally from Shannon who purchased her book from Mace Shannon, Shane Callinan from Ruan who purchased his book from Lynch’s Centra Ennis, Winifred Keane from Kildysart her purchased her book from Centra Kildysart, and Noreen O’Doherty from Mullagh her purchased her book from Meaney’s Cree.  Each win 40euro. 

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday October 10th

On The Afternoon Show today Vincent Ryan, Journalist with the Irish Examiner spoke to Clare FM’s Gavin Grace following the news that Bill Cullen's car empire has gone into receivership. Ulster Bank confirmed last night it has appointed a receiver to Glencullen Holdings. Mr Cullen, who fronted The Apprentice on TV3, became Renault's distributor in Ireland in 1986. A statement issued on his behalf said the news reflects the poor state of the motor industry, and that he'd extended his thanks to customers, staff and supporters after 55 years in the sector.

Morning Focus - Wednesday October 10th

On today’s Morning Focus Lahinch Councillor Bill Slattery and Tubber Councillor
Michael Kelly spoke to Clare FM’s John Cooke about the issue of signage throughout the county. Do you know the way to Ruan, Tubber, Kinvara or Spancillhill? Good if you do, but local councillors have voiced concerns that a lack of signage along the M18 means visitors to the county or those on business can’t find some of our best known villages. It’s the latest in a long list of complaints about NRA signage from omissions to bad spelling.