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Donegal woman wins Miss Universe Ireland 2018

first_imgBuncrana woman Grainne Gallanagh has won the title of Miss Universe Ireland 2018. The London-based nurse was chosen as this year’s winner at a glamorous ceremony tonight in the Mansion House in Dublin.Grainne Gallanagh wins Miss Universe Ireland 2018Grainne (23) was presented with the emerald-jewelled crown by reigning queen Cailín Ní Toibín following several rounds of competition. Grainne proudly stood for women’s health issues in her campaign and shared her views on female empowerment throughout the journey.In the final round, she impressed the judges with a strong response on the #MeToo movement. When asked how she would personally deal with unwanted advances, she said: “I don’t think anybody has the right to touch your body without your consent.”On the whole journey, Grainne said:  “This experience has been absolutely amazing.“All of the other contestants are fantastic, it’s so nice to get on so well with everyone and getting involved with charity work is something I’m very proud of.” Grainne recently ran a 10K and donated the funds raised to support the Donegal Women’s Centre in Letterkenny.Grainne GallanaghAs the new Miss Universe Ireland, Grainne will serve as a goodwill Ambassador of Ireland at Miss Universe 2018. As a former Miss Donegal 2016 and a Miss Earth NI runner-up, Grainne has a wealth of experience in pageants and will surely relish the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.Three young Donegal women represented the county in this year’s final.Niamh Frain from Letterkenny, Emma Roarty from Dunlewey and Grainne Gallanagh from Buncrana all competed as Miss Letterkenny, Miss Donegal and Miss Gaeltacht respectively.The young women were resplendent on the stage and never lost their smiles throughout the entire evening. Grainne Gallanagh, Niamh Frain and Emma RoartyMakeup Artist Niamh Frain and Grainne Gallanagh were advanced to the Top 10 finalists, with Grainne going forth to the Top 5.When interviewed by the hosts – pageant director Brittany Mason and TV personality James Patrice, Niamh said her best moments were: “Getting to know myself and growing as a person and getting to know the other women. “It’s been incredible. It’s been an amazing journey,” Niamh added.Donegal woman wins Miss Universe Ireland 2018 was last modified: August 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories center_img Over the last few weeks it seems like there have been a million Kevin Kolb rumors involving the Arizona Cardinals (alright, maybe not a million, but a lot). Most of them provided little to no new information and even less reasoning on why the move would work.On Wednesday ‘The Professor’, ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton, provided an entire thousand word lesson on why Kolb to Arizona is the right fit. The main reason being, he’s better than anything they had last year. The Cardinals play in the highly suspect NFC West. Plugging in Kolb and his 60 percent accuracy should put the Cardinals — at the very worst — in the middle of the league for quarterback play. Clayton may be all for the Cardinals acquiring the young Eagles quarterback, but he does caution fans that history has taught us it doesn’t always work out the way people think it will.History shows, though, a Kolb trade would be a short-term success. The debate is more the degree of the success. In the past four seasons, teams have traded for quarterbacks with moderate success.While he doesn’t give any definitive answer on whether or not Kolb will be under center for the Cardinals when the season begins, Clayton provides one of the more well thought out synopses of why such a move would work out. What it still all comes down to is cost.Clayton says a first round pick or two second rounders is what it’s going to take to get a deal done. The question is, how much is too much to give up for the Cardinals to acquire Kolb? That’s one question Clayton and every other analyst can’t answer. We’ll have to wait for the lockout to end in order to find out. Comments   Share   last_img read more

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