Terry Wogan dies after battle with cancer

first_imgFirst Irish death from Coronavirus PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the veteran broadcaster and much loved Limerick man Terry Wogan who has died at the age of 77 following his battle with cancer.Born in Limerick in August 1938, Sir Michael Terrence Wogan began his career at RTÉ as a radio presenter before taking to the screen in entertainment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Wogan moved to the UK in 1966 after The BBC approached the Limerick man in what was to be the start of a distinguished career.‘Wake Up to Wogan’ on BBC Radio 2 in 2009 had eight million regular listeners, making him the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.An tUachtarán Michael D Higgins declared that he had learned with sadness of the death of ” one of the great figures of broadcasting,” noting Terry Wogan’s distinguished contribution to television and in particular to the medium of radio.“People in Ireland will remember his early career in Irish broadcasting, ”President Higgins added, recalling how his move to Britain saw his voice become “the most often quoted, favourite radio voices.”His rise to the top of radio listenership in the United Kingdom was, An tUachtarán declared, “a great tribute to his breadth of knowledge and in particular his unique, very personal sense of humour.”“It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of legendary broadcaster Terry Wogan,”Taoiseach Enda Kenny declared, noting that the veteran broadcaster’s sense of humour and wit were `unparalleled.‘“He graced the top of his broadcasting profession for decades as a reassuring voice on the BBC. As an Irishman, Terry Wogan occupied a special place in British listeners’ hearts and he acted in no small way as a bridge between Ireland and Britain.”The Taoiseach signalled the “entertaining, and often unforgiving, commentary of the Eurovision Song Contest (which) provided viewers here and in Britain with endless entertainment.” Mr Kenny declared that “our deepest condolences go to his family at this time.”Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Camerin said “I grew up listening to him on the radio and watching him on TV. His charm and wit always made me smile.” Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedTerry Wogan NewsBreaking newsTerry Wogan dies after battle with cancerBy Staff Reporter – January 31, 2016 762 Print Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleOpinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’Next articleExit: Creative Limerick’s property scheme for the arts Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

Getafe’s coach sad after dropping Etebo ahead of Real Valladolid’s trip

first_img Loading… The coach said he had no option than to keep the Nigerian at home to nurse his injury. The Stoke City loanee suffered a muscle injury after breaking his duck in the Spanish top-flight during Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Eibar. Etebo limped off after 69 minutes of action over the weekend, and he is yet to regain fitness ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Valladolid. On Monday, Jose Bordalas summoned 21 players for the game at the Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla with the Super Eagles midfielder missing but Togo’s Djene Dakonam, Cameroon’s Allan Nyom, Morocco’s Faycal Fajr and Senegal’s Amath Ndiaye made the selection. Dakonam and Nyom have made themselves key players in Bordalas’ defence this season, and they will be aiming for their 28th and 29th league appearances respectively.Advertisement Fajr and Ndiaye, on the other hand, have struggled for regular game time with the Moroccan making seven league appearances so far while the latter has four games under his belt. Etebo joined the Deep Blues from Stoke City on a short-term loan in January, and he has played in nine league matches so far, which include six starts. The 24-year-old’s absence in the middle of the park might be a worry for Getafe who have only lost three games the Nigerian has featured in. They are fifth in La Liga table with 48 points after 30 games, four points adrift of fourth-placed Sevilla and the Champions League qualification zone. read also:Etebo to miss Getafe clash against Valladolid with muscle injury Getafe are yet to win a league match since March 1 with their last four outings ending in three draws and a defeat – against Granada. Following his strike on Saturday, Etebo became the 21st Nigerian to score in the Spanish top-flight, joining the likes of Ikechukwu Uche, Finidi George, Mutiu Adepoju, Odion Ighalo, Obafemi Martins and Rashidi Yekini in the list. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Getafe’s coach, Jose Bordalas, has expressed his displeasure after dropping Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo from the players he would file out today against Real Valladolid.last_img read more