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Paul strikes a winning chord online

Owen Ryan ENNIS musician Paul Quinn has clocked up hundreds of thousands of views of his arrangements on YouTube and is planning to record some of his own songs this summer. Recently, he put up his version of the national anthem played on acoustic guitar, which has well over 10,000 views and his versions of the theme tunes from The Wire and Game of Thrones have also racked up big numbers. Speaking about the views on YouTube, he says, “I started about two years ago and it’s kind of progressively gotten bigger and bigger; it’s up to about 700,000 views now. The Irish National Anthem one was featured on 2FM and that kind of exploded overnight, up to 12,000 or 13,000. I’ve just done ones I’ve liked from movies and TV shows and it got a gradual fan base and I’ll record original material in the summer.” He got some help when a link to his version of the Game …

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Online registration for sports grants

FIANNA Fáil TD Timmy Dooley, is encouraging groups across the country to prepare their applications for grants under the new Sports Capital Programme.  “The €40 million announced for the 2014 sports capital programme will be of huge benefit to communities across the country and I know there are many group and clubs in Clare that are in need of funding for upgrade works under the scheme this year.  Whether it’s the installation of floodlights, new pitches, improved drainage, building sports halls or dressing rooms, the investment in local sports clubs is of huge benefit to communities and encourages more young people to be active.  Applications for the Sports Capital Programme will only be accepted online. You can register at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie.   Applications will close on Friday, February 7.

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