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CountryWide Saturday 6 April 2013

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People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Marty Morrissey.

Racing Tips for the Grand National

Racing Tips for the Grand National

RACING TIPPS - HORSES THIS TIME!

Leo Powell is the Editor of the Irish Field and he joined Marty from Aintree. He guarantees to repeat his successes of the Cheltenham festival.. Well, he had better as we have put both Pat Kenny and Ryan Tubridy's entire year's pay on his tips..

The Irish Field

Managing Editor- Leo Powell

Mail: leopowell@theirishfield.ie

Web: http://www.theirishfield.ie/

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Milk Churn Racing

Milk Churn Racing

STOMACH CHURNING SPEEDS

The annual Tipperary festival is now the world's premier ( and only) centre for milk churn racing.. No this is not a joke as Marty found out when he visited the town...

Web:http://www.tipperarytown.ie/

Tony Dolan

Tony Dolan

DOLAN OUT THE WISE WORDS

Irish born Tony Dolan is the Chairperson of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, having been paralysed after a swimming accident. To say he is comfortable in his skin is to put it mildly.

Web: http://www.ccdonline.ca/

Teagasc

Teagasc

FODDER FOR THOUGHT

A bitterly cold March has made a bad 2012 into a disaster for many livestock farmers in Ireland. They expected to have stock out in the field, grazing on fresh grass, but there is no grass due to the low temperatures. Last years fodder was not great and now there is a huge shortage and rocketing prices. Tom O'Dwyer is head of dairy at Teagasc and he joined Marty from the Cork studio to explain what is going on and what Teagasc can do to help.

Web: http://www.teagasc.ie

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Jessica Springsteen buys an Irish horse

Jessica Springsteen buys an Irish horse

HOSS FOR THE BOSS ( WELL THE DAUGHTER)

Cmdt John Ledingham is not only one of our best known show jumpers and trainer of 3 of our under 21 international teams, but bred the horse recently sold to Jessica, daughter of Bruce Springsteen. Lisona has been ridden by Darragh Kerins over the last three years, helping the Irish team to victory at Hickstead and in Dublin at the 2012 Nations Cup. Cmdt John Ledingham joins Marty in the middle of another session with one of the under 21 teams.

Team Manager & High Performance Coach:

Comdt. John Ledingham. Mobile: 0876606416

Horse Sport Ireland : http://www.horsesportireland.ie/

Shannon Callows

Shannon Callows

CORNCRAKE TAKES A BATH

The various bodies who regulate the water levels along the area of the Shannon beside the Callows have recently announced their intention to drop the water levels. But too late for the poor old Corncrake, wiped out after several years of summer flooding. Catherine Tinney of Birdwatch Ireland in Banagher and Michael Silke, a farmer with land in the Shannon Callows, and IFA member, tell Frances Shanahan what has happened.

Minister with responsibility for the OPW, Brian Hayes, has welcomed the move, and tells Marty how he views things now.

Birdwatch Ireland : http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/

IFA : http://www.ifa.ie/

Office of Public Works: http://www.opw.ie/

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