Alli says Mourinho should have subbed him instead of Dier after ‘awful’ start

first_imgDELE ALLI has defended close mate Eric Dier by insisting it should have been him that was hooked after 28 minutes in the win over Olympiakos.New boss Jose Mourinho took drastic measures early on during last night’s Champions League game after conceding two goals to their Greek opponents in the opening 20 minutes.2 Eric Dier was hooked off after 28 minutes against OlympiakosCredit: Getty Images – GettySensing something had to change, Mourinho made Dier the casualty as he subbed the England midfielder for Christian Eriksen after just 28 minutes.It sparked Tottenham into life and a fortuitous goal on the stroke of half-time by Alli was the catalyst for a 4-2 comeback win.But Alli insisted he should have been the one sacrificed following his performance after 20 minutes.He told BT Sport: “We were losing and it’s the manager’s decision to bring on probably a more of a forward-thinking midfielder but to be honest, it could have been anyone that came off in the first 20, especially myself because I thought I was awful.”It’s one of them, it’s a team game and the manager felt a change needed to be made. Thankfully it worked in our favour.”Dier and Alli are one of sporting’s biggest bromances after appearing on reality TV show Gogglebox together.Dier was also once forced to be Alli’s personal chauffeur for the day after losing to him at “arcade Olympics.”Alli has already shown glimpses that he could find his best form once again playing under the Portuguese boss.He starred in the victory at West Ham and admitted that an honest chat with the boss proved enough motivation to do his talking on the pitch.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Saints vs Watford, Arsenal and Leicester vs Everton scores this coming weekend and win £100most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsMourinho’s first question to Alli was to ask him whether he was “working with Dele, or Dele’s brother”.Alli said: “To have it honestly said to my face was nice – because a lot of people would prefer to say it behind my back.“It was actually the first thing he said to me. It was funny, I thought, I laughed.“But we’ve had a few conversations now. That was one of them. There have been a few more as well.“I’m hoping I can show him who I am.”2 Dele Alli, right, claims it could have been him to be subbed offCredit: PA:Press AssociationJose Mourinho says he wanted to invite the heroic Spurs ballboy to the dressing room after the match but couldn’t find himlast_img read more

High performance, recovery centres key for netball’s Daley-Morris

first_imgFor new netball president Paula Daley-Morris, a high-performance centre (HPC) to enhance and improve netballers and sportsmen and women in general and a National Recovery Centre (NRC) to help heal injuries and aid in recovery would be an ideal investment in the nation’s sportsmen and women when the new government takes office.Daley-Morris said that with the ever-increasing importance of sports and our sportsmen to the nation, having an HPC and an NRC would show the new administration that it is serious about assisting the nation’s sports representatives.”We would want a high performance centre, and we want a high-performance programme to be put in place for netball. We would really like the mechanics and different types of testing services, and when there are injuries, we need a national recovery centre with different hot and cold baths to help with recovery processes, improving the fine things around the game. We need somewhere to facilitate all that, so that would be at the top of my list,” she reasoned.However, Daley-Morris would prefer if Netball Jamaica provided the funding to implement programmes and the Government laid the infrastructure to take the sport forward.”I don’t view the Government as being responsible for those improvements. I think it is down to my organisation. What we would need is greater financial support for the changes because we have good plans on the table.”If our plans to spread the game across the island and have competitions in all parishes materialise, we need to have government support in terms of upgrading facilities in communities where we want to play games. We need bathroom facilities and changing accommodations in those areas,” she continued.But she commended the sports ministry and both parties for maintaining continuity even after a change of government.”I must commend the Government. I am not singling out any party because over the last 10 years, the Government has done a lot to improve sports in Jamaica. I really couldn’t say otherwise. First we had Portia Simpson as minister, then ‘Babsy’ (Olivia) Grange, and now, Natalie Neita Headley, and the three have run a good baton race. The passing of the baton has been great, and they continue to make steps,” she said ahead of Thursday’s general election.”Normally, we are used to a new government coming in and dismantling everything, but we saw a lot of continuity in sports, so we have to be grateful. But I think the reason that happens is because of the setting up of the Sports Development Foundation, which is an independent body that continues to grow sports,” she said.last_img read more

‘Go to Court if Aggrieved by Poll Outcome’

first_imgFIND Executive Director Roosevelt Woods – Advertisement – FIND Executive Director Tells Candidates As the National Elections Commission (NEC) today begins to release provisional results of the October 10 presidential and legislative elections, the Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) has encouraged parties with grievances following the announcement of the final vote tallies, to take them to the Supreme Court.Roosevelt Woods, during a press conference in Monrovia recently, urged the candidates and their parties to take advantage and work within the law to resolve any election dispute.Woods, whose organization served as election observer, said the election commission has an effective dispute resolution system and parties should ensure that they follow those processes, adding, “I have full confidence in the court to arbitrate in  election disputes should this be needed.”“We affirm the conviction that the judicial process, the judicial system of the country and the election laws themselves make full and adequate provision for accountability in this election,” Woods said. “Inciting people into violence because of the outcome of the results will not help to sustain the peace we are enjoying.”The FIND boss urged candidates to exercise patience while awaiting the election commission’s announcement of official results because violence has not been able to take the country anywhere and it will never help in the country’s development agenda.”Woods also reminded candidates to abide by the several declarations to which they affixed their signatures and to ensure that the country remains peaceful.He said his organization will play a major role in making sure that those who will incite people to carry out violence to destroy lives and property are held accountable for their action.“Anybody who incites people to get in the streets to cause any damage will be held responsible and prosecuted under our law,” the FIND boss noted.According to Woods, NEC took several steps to ensure that the process was free, fair and transparent by increasing the number of civil society organizations to observer the process.“Accrediting more civil society organizations was necessary because we were there to offer our opinions regarding the process and to work closely with the electoral body to ensure the exercise was free, fair and credible,” Woods said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘No Reason Why Phebe Hospital Should Lack Fuel, Medicines’

first_imgFinance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah and Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah take oath before the full Plenary of the House of RepresentativesFinance and Health ministers told House Plenary that the hospital received 1.5 million from the current national budgetReports of the Government of Liberia’s failure to provide funds to Phebe Hospital which is causing the lack of medical supplies (drugs) and electricity and that doctors and nurses are using their mobile phone lights to carry out or perform treatments, have been rubbished by Finance and Health Ministers, when they individually disclosed that Phebe Hospital has received about US$1.5m out of their US$1.9m allocated in the 2018/2019 Fiscal Budget.Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah and Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah appeared on Thursday, May 30 before the full House’s session and called for robust monitoring against the abuse or mismanagement of government’s goods.Mr. Tweah’s and Dr. Jallah’s appearance together on Thursday, May 30 were to eschew contempt charges when they failed twice — on May 16 and 21 — to appear before the House’s full plenary.During their appearances, both Ministers formally expressed regret and apologized for failing to honor the invitations because of pressing engagements, and motions were made to accept their apologies.Health Minister Jallah said in her testimony that the there is no evidence to indicate that Phebe Referral Hospital is for the government and, despite that, about US$1.5 million has been disbursed to the hospital. She added that during the time the hospital was said to be in the verge of closure due to lack of money to provide drugs and electricity, about US$250,000 was in the ‘Performance Based Account’ for use.“After assessing the happenings at the Phebe Hospital, we were able to procure 3 months’ fuel and besides that, there are over 10 containers of essential medicines which will be distributed in the 15 counties and we hope to get the support from the Ministry of Finance and the Counties’ Legislative Caucuses for monitoring to tackle abuse and mismanagement of government goods,” Dr. Jallah said.In a stern tone, the Health Minister said Phebe Hospital should be questioned over the management of the US$1.5 million. She reported that the Government of Liberia does not have access to the hospital’s payroll and books because the Board Members mainly comprise members of the Lutheran Church, while the government only has a single member represented.“In 1972, in order to rescue Phebe Hospital from shutting down, former President William R. Tolbert intervened and promised government’s support and, since then, there has not been any document to indicate that the Phebe Hospital is government,” Dr. Jallah told the lawmakers.The Health Minister’s disclosure caused disagreement among lawmakers with Reps. Edward Karfiah, Francis Dopoh, Vicent Willie and Dixon Seebo arguing that an act to make Phebe Hospital a public referral hospital was passed in 1972. Other lawmakers including Rep. Acarous Gray and Joseph Sonwarbi indicated that only an act can substantiate whether Phebe Hospital is a public or a faith based hospital.Bong County District #3 Representative J. Marvin Cole suggested that an audit be conducted on the books of the hospital, especially concerning the US$15 million of the people’s taxpayers’ money that was given.Both Ministers appeared on Thursday, May 30, following a communication from Rep. Cole, craving the indulgence of the House to invite before its Plenary the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance & Development Planning, as well as the Administrator of the Phebe Hospital, to explain to the Liberian people what is going on in the health sector across the country, relative to the alleged shut down of operations due to the lack of electricity or lack of medicines.Making his brief interjections, Finance Minister Tweah confirmed the disbursement of US$1.5 million to Phebe but said the money was disbursed in cash, through grants and goods and services and indicated that about US$1 million is for personnel costs.The Finance Minister said following the funds given to Phebe Hospital there is no reason why the hospital should lack medicines and electricity. He stressed that the Finance and Health ministries are reviewing mechanisms to put in place for monitoring the hospital, specifically regarding medicines and fuel as it relates to grants.River Gee District lawmaker Francis Dopoh reminded the Finance Minister that the Budget Law gives him the authority to create policy for grant and donors funds.However, Mr. Tweah said the plans will be in accordance with the budget law but said the government’s priority to achieve her pro-poor agenda is health, education and youth empowerment. He said health is coded at US$81 million, US$66 million of which has been allotted, while US$54 million was disbursed.Minister Tweah has also revealed that the government has bent over backwards to ensure that the health sector is highly supported and government has acquired US$16 million in grants, from which only US$6.5 million has been discharged.Meanwhile, the House’s Plenary has mandated the Health Minister to provide detailed reports on Phebe Hospital to the Joint Committee on Health and Ways, Means and Finance within two weeks for subsequent report to the full plenary.Some lawmakers who requested to remain anonymous said the House of Representatives will be soliciting the required signatures and the vote of the Plenary to subject Phebe Hospital to an audit.Phebe Hospital provides preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay and was erected by the Lutheran Church. The Hospital opened in 1921 and the Phebe School of Nursing was the first nursing school in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GPF receives US$2.6M crime-fighting boost

first_img…as Chinese Govt donates vehicles, equipmentThe crime-fighting capabilities of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Monday received a massive boost as the Chinese Government handed over a hefty donation of vehicles and equipment worth US$2.6 million.Added to the existing Police fleet were 56 pickup trucks, 44 motorcycles, 35 ATVs as well as five buses, carrying the signature blue and white finish and sirens.Accompanying these was a total of 550 items of protective gear, 70 computers (both desktops and laptops) along with other technical equipment, all aimed at improving the efficiency of the country’s crime-fighting force.A portion of the fleet of vehicles handed over by the Chinese Government to the Guyana Police ForceOn the receiving end was acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine, who underlined the significance of this contribution in enhancing the Force’s operations.In doing so, he attributed the materialisation of this venture to arrangements put in place by Top Cop Seelall Persaud.“What we are witnessing has its conceptualisation in an engagement that the Commissioner of Police had with officials of the Chinese Government here in Guyana, some time in 2014 and since then the process was kick-started,” outlined the acting Top Cop.Ramnarine further noted that through the Foreign Affairs Ministry, a list of much-needed items was submitted to the donor country with the hope of increasing the crime-fighting capacity of the Police Force.In his presentation of the donation, Chinese Ambassador Cui Jianchun pledged continued commitment to social security in Guyana. In continuing, he underlined that this venture exemplified the strong relationship shared by the two countries.“We are setting a new goal, a new tone. Most importantly, we can work together because we believe that independence of development is critical for every nation. So, I hope we can do more to serve Guyana,” the Ambassador said.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and China’s Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun signing the documentation to conclude the formal handing-over of vehicles and equipmentThe Chinese diplomat went on to pave the way for further collaboration, indicating that his country was willing to go beyond tangible donations and offer expertise through training in China as well.Meanwhile, President David Granger, in welcoming the venture, highlighted the need for the massive upgrade to the crime-fighting system in Guyana.He alluded to the recent challenges of the GPF in protecting the country against local and transnational offenders, particularly as it related to traversing difficult terrain in responding promptly to reports emanating from remote regions.With that in mind, the Head of State underscored the importance of the vehicles and communication equipment donated by the Chinese Government.“The equipment being presented today by the People’s Republic of China to the Guyana Police Force recognises the need to enhance the spatial deployment of the Guyana Police Force to every region,” posited Granger.The Commander of the Armed Forces expressed appreciation for the longstanding friendship between the two countries.The handing-over of the vehicles comes just days after the Police Force was faced with a debacle as ranks of the Alberttown Police Station were unable to rush to a crime scene owing to the lack of transportation.This initiative, which will significantly enhance the capacity of the crime-fighting Force, also coincides with the reinstallation of the 911 emergency call system, which is back up and running as of last week.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Caption (carry on front page with headline): President David Granger gets a feel of one of the All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) that were donated by the Chinese GovernmentPix saved in photo as President David GrangerCaption:Pix saved in photo as Chinese donation?Photo: GPF vehiclesCaption:last_img read more

Shooting event plan backfires

first_imgBut a representative from the District Attorney’s Office said the office would only investigate if it received a complaint. “Police would have to investigate a complaint, they would bring it to us and we would review to see if a crime was committed and if we could file it,” said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office. Sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Cambra, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita station, said her agency also does not persecute gun owners. “Gun ownership is protected in the Constitution and law enforcement is only interested in illegal use of guns,” she said. After the group’s cancellation was announced on a message board for the Revolutionary War Veterans Association, angry postings referring to the state as “Kalifornia” and accusing its officials of being anti-gun started appearing. Dailey maintained the group is not a militia and said its goal is to teach Americans about April 19, 1775, the date that British subjects in and around Lexington and Concord took on the British army as an organized group of militias. “To the extent we’re enthusiastic about anything, it’s about carrying the message that most modern Americans have forgotten unfortunately what their heritage is,” he said. Dailey can talk about the gleam on the bayonets of the British troops, the superior aim of the revolutionaries and their bravery in risking hanging by firing at the enemy. His group teaches the history at its “Appleseed” events, which are designed to spread the seeds of marksmanship around the country. Before the group’s scheduled event, a message posted with the same initials as the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms appeared on an online forum for the group, said Art Rosbury-Yoder, webmaster and site administrator. The message suggested the group would have company if it held its event in Saugus, he said. Chuck Michel, an attorney with the California Rifle and Pistol Association, said that if he was working with the Revolutionary War group he would have gone to authorities. “I would like very much to work on their behalf to assist their lawyer, to get to the bottom of this and make sure these types of events go on,” he said. On its message board, the group said it was still holding events in Las Vegas, Reno and the state of Oregon. “We hope to see our California Appleseeds at one of those this year,” the message stated. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The group, a few hundred members strong, has been around for a couple of years, but has never held a shooting event in California. It has taken its “Appleseed Program” to other states, teaching marksmanship and talking about shooting skills that carried the day for America during the Revolutionary War. The group says it is not a militia. But its leaders feared prosecution under a California penal code section that prohibits members of a paramilitary organization from getting together “for the purpose of practicing with weapons.” “Actually, we’re coming to an especially bad area of California, which is Los Angeles County; at least (an attorney) said it was bad because the local law enforcement isn’t exactly friendly to gun owners,” said Jack Dailey, secretary of the group and one of the founders. “Before we come to California, we need to get a lot more familiar with the local situation,” he said. SAUGUS – They wanted a place to shoot, and they found one. But then they changed their minds. Despite planning a marksmanship event this month at a local firing range, the North Carolina-based Revolutionary War Veterans Association canceled it over concerns about potential legal trouble. The group wanted to teach marksmanship Feb. 17-18 to members of the public at a firing range called A Place to Shoot. But a vaguely threatening message posted on an Internet discussion board, as well as a legal opinion from an attorney, convinced the group otherwise. last_img read more

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein insists is the right person to transform crisis organisation

first_img Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein says he can be trusted to run FIFA and rejected the idea that the sport’s world governing body could not be changed by an insider.The Jordanian is one of five candidates who will stand for the FIFA presidency on February 26 and believes he is the man to unite and reform an organisation which has been severely tainted over the past year.Sepp Blatter’s presidency was ended by an eight-year ban handed down last month over a “disloyal payment” to UEFA president Michel Platini, who received the same sanction from FIFA’s ethics committee, while American and Swiss authorities are also conducting inquiries into further allegations of corruption within the governing body.Prince Ali, 40, is the president of his country’s football association but insisted that position within the game’s establishment would not prevent him pushing through the change needed at FIFA.“I do believe you can make the change from within football and I want to prove that’s the case,” Prince Ali told BBC Sport.“That’s why it is critical to have the right leadership coming in in February.” Asked directly whether he was a leader people could trust, he replied: “Yes. I can guarantee that I am the right person for this job. My track record is that I keep my word and I implement what I say.“Hopefully, when I win this, judge me by my actions. The president has to take responsibility for himself and for the entire organisation.“Of course I am tough enough and I come from a background in my own country of working in crisis management, something that we need in Fifa right now.”Prince Ali was asked about the ban for Blatter but steered clear of criticising the Swiss, saying he was “only focused on the future”.The other four candidates for the FIFA presidency are Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino from Switzerland, former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne from France and South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale. 1last_img read more

Ranking every Premier League team by average height – from smallest to tallest

first_img Current Premier League position – 8th 21 2. Huddersfield Town – 184.7cm 3. Crystal Palace – 184.0cm REVEALED 21 Current Premier League position – 11th REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow = 12. West Ham United – 182.7cm no dice Pep Guardiola‘s men have dazzled spectators across the globe for the past 18 months with their scintillating attacking football, often played at breakneck speeds.Similarly, Eddie Howe’s men have left supporters on their edge of their seats this season by playing a brand of football which is both enthralling and productive. The Cherries are sitting eighth in the table – a mere eight points off the prestigious Champions League places.Here at talkSPORT.com, it got us to thinking just how everyone else in the division matches up in terms of height.Scroll down to see every team from this season’s top flight ranked in order of average height, from smallest to tallest. Current Premier League position – 14th Current Premier League position – 16th Current Premier League position – 17th 21 21 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 17. Cardiff City – 181.7cm shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 21 21 14. Leicester City – 182.4cm gameday cracker 21 1. Watford – 185.4cm Current Premier League position – 6th tense 21 4. Chelsea – 183.6cm 21 Latest Premier League News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Current Premier League position – 3rd Current Premier League position – 12th Current Premier League position – 1st Current Premier League position – 15th 6. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 183.4cmcenter_img = 10. Newcastle United – 182.9cm 16. Liverpool – 181.8cm 21 20. Manchester City – 179.7cm 21 21 Current Premier League position – 13th 21 19. Bournemouth – 181.2cm Current Premier League position – 10th Current Premier League position – 18th7. Arsenal – 183.3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card = 10. Southampton – 182.9 21 21 Current Premier League position – 19th 21 Manchester City and Bournemouth meet this weekend in the latest round of Premier League fixtures.The clash at the Etihad will feature two of the smallest sides on average in the English top-flight in what promises to be an entertaining affair. Current Premier League position – 4th Current Premier League position – 5th 21 18. Everton – 181.5cm 5. Manchester United – 183.5cm 15. Fulham – 182.1cm 21 Current Premier League position – 7th Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Current Premier League position – 9th 13. Brighton and Hove Albion- 182.6cm = 10. Tottenham Hotspur- 182.9cm = 12. Burnley – 182.7cm 21 Current Premier League position – 2nd 21 Current Premier League position – 20th Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Marouane Fellaini and Raheem Sterling are on two completely contrasting ends of the height charts 21last_img read more

CHARGE DISMISSED AS GARDAI FAIL TO FOLLOW ‘LETTER’ OF THE LAW

first_imgA West Donegal man had charges against him dismissed after Gardai could not prove the postbox in which they left a summons belonged to him!Letterkenny court.Anthony Boyle of Mulladuff, Kincasslagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court to answer the charges of using a mobile phone while driving. However Mr Boyle, 48, claimed he never received the summons.Gardai told the court that they went to serve the summons on Boyle on November 23rd last and had asked the local postman where Boyle lived.He pointed to a house where he claimed he had left letters for Boyle before.The Garda witness said he saw the offending car, a 1996 registered Toyota Corrolla, parked beside the house and letters with Anthony Boyle’s name in the postbox.The alleged incident happened when Boyle was stopped by Garda Elaine Gordon in Letterkenny on June 20th, 2013 at Kiltoy, Letterkenny.However the accused man’s solicitor said he was denying the receiving the summons and actually lived a few doors down.Boyle gave evidence that he did park his car at the house because he had no parking at his own dwelling and had received permission to park at the house from the owner who lives in Scotland.He also denied that any letters had ever been left at the postbox where he parked his car.He said his post was delivered underneath his door at his house.At one stage Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Judge Paul Kelly that he had no option but to adjourn the case and ask for the postman to give evidence.However, after considering the case Judge Kelly said the Garda had been very fair in the case and said the postman had only pointed in the direction of the house where Boyle was alleged to have lived.He struck out the case against Boyle.CHARGE DISMISSED AS GARDAI FAIL TO FOLLOW ‘LETTER’ OF THE LAW was last modified: May 19th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Anthony BoyledonegalKINCASSLAGHMulladuffPostboxlast_img read more

Foy & Company launch their ‘Store of the Future’, and everyone’s invited!

first_imgThe North West’s leading home furnishing and décor store has taken a major leap into the future. Foy & Company, of Port Rd Letterkenny and Main St, Ballybofey this weekend officially launches its fully revamped 15,000sq.ft Décor & Interiors Superstore, in Letterkenny. June 29th-30th will be filled with something for everyone with amazing prizes be won, face painting for kids, a free BBQ and more!In partnership with Dulux Paints and other key décor suppliers, the iconic Foy & Company retail business has produced a true destination store. From paint, fabrics, wallpapers, soft furnishings to lighting and furniture Foy & Company provide a truly inspiring ‘one stop shop’ home solution. The team at Foy & CompanyFoy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennyFoy & Company have strived to deliver a quality package of choice, service and value to customers in the world of décor and design over the past 20 years in Letterkenny, and for almost 40 years in Ballybofey. This ethos continues in this new state of the art store and is a principle that all of the 20+ expert staff and management are proud of. Proprietors Liam & Ann Foy have given a lifetime to this business and are both delighted with the outcome of this significant investment in Store of the Future.Foy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennyDavid Foy, their youngest son, is also strategically involved in this transition for the business and is taking the lead on developing a next generation online and e-commerce experience for customers to replicate the in-store experience. Liam says “we have come through some difficult times in the past 10 years, like many of our peers in retail, but I must say looking at the store now, we are more excited and motivated about the next 10 years. I am very grateful to our manager Mary Teresa Nelis and her team for getting us to where we are today with the Foy and Company offering”. Store of the FutureCreating a ‘Store of the Future’ concept department in paints, wallpaper and décor accessories, Foy and Company have advanced the model of colour consultation and display to a totally new standard within the store. At the forefront of this store of the future concept is a series of Dulux customised colour walls and samples. This is complemented by an innovative paint tinting centre and customer service area to enhance the experience of choosing colour and engaging with the process of colour tinting.A wide range of other state of the art colour display systems is also integrated with the Dulux led innovations including, Fleetwood, Colourtrend, Little Greene and Albany Paints providing one of the widest colour ranges on the market in Ireland today. Foy’s store of the future allows its customers into a space where they can receive expert colour advice, brilliant experiences and ultimately walk out with the right colour and finish for their home.Foy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennySoft Furnishings & AccessoriesThe 4,000sq.ft Interiors & Soft Furnishings department including customised curtains, blinds, cushions, throws, and other textile accessories has been completely refurbished into a designer display and consultation area with new and exclusive ranges from Voyage, Harlequin, Clarke & Clarke, Sandersons, Scatter Box and many other classic and newer brands. This area is now a unique setting for customers to browse the extensive samples and stock but also for interior designers to bring their clients to. Foy & Company Store of the Future in LetterkennyBig & BrightOn the upper floor the large open plan furniture department is carefully arranged with various room settings as a backdrop to their classic, contemporary and bold and funky designs in furniture. Again many of the products and designs are exclusive to Foy’s with many customisable options for sofas, chairs and other occasional furniture to blend with the overall interior design scheme. This furniture showroom is set off with one of Ireland’s finest and most extensive lighting stock and display emporiums with exclusive ranges from Dar Lighting, Paul Neuhaus, Cork Lighting, Pacific Lifestyle and many more brands. This includes chandeliers, ceiling lamps, wall lamps, pendant lamps, spots, lanterns, in every style from Art Deco, industrial, retro, modern to traditional styles. It is a must see lighting showroom.Foy & Company are one of the leading members of the Albany Home Décor Group, Ireland’s only independent décor buying and marketing groups. They share the specialist ethos with their colleagues in the Albany group with a strong focus on service, expertise and offering the customer exciting and exclusive brands but always underpinning this with a value for money promise. The newly refurbished store on Port Rd, Letterkenny will certainly raise the profile and standard of décor and furnishings retailing and service with customers from DIYers, interior designers, décor enthusiasts and the decorating profession. And expert help is always at hand at Foy & Company with their in-house interior design team and all staff are fully trained in colour consultancy and other specialist areas of project planning and specification.They have a very exciting line up for the weekend full of prizes, giveaways, promotions, food, entertainment and of course loads of décor indulgence with colour presentations and personal colour clinics from the top professionals in the business. Please check out Foy & Company on Facebook to get the full list of events and timings.Sponsored PostFoy & Company launch their ‘Store of the Future’, and everyone’s invited! was last modified: June 26th, 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)Tags:Businessfoy & companyhomewarelaunchlast_img read more