first_imgRory Gallagher will make cuts to his squad for the forthcoming National League and Ulster Championship campaigns.Donegal manager Rory Gallagher is expected to make cuts from the squad he used during the Dr McKenna Cup competition as he welcomes back the majority of his squad for this weekend’s clash with Derry.Donegal begin their Allianz National League campaign this Saturday at Mac Cumhaill Park against Derry.Gallagher thus far has used the Dr McKenna Cup competition to give new players an opportunity to impress at inter-county level. Gallagher has handed several players their debuts at inter-county level and also given fringe players under Jim McGuinness more game time as an opportunity to stake a claim for a regular starting berth.Gallagher handed debuts to Glenswilly duo Joe Gibbons and Eamon Ward, while he also re-called Gary McFadden who left the squad under the tenure of McGuinness.There were debuts for Kilcar duo Ciaran McGinley and Eoin McHugh who worked under Gallagher at club level.Ryan Malley (Ardara) Ciaran McCaughey (Bundoran) Conor Parke (St Eunan’s) Willie Gillespie (Naomh Colmcille) Malachy McDermott (Moville) and Sean Hensey (St Eunan’s) also were handed their Donegal debuts by Gallagher in this year’s competition. It is not yet known out of those given opportunities will remain part of the panel for the rest of the 2015 campaign.Gallagher fielded experimental sides during the course of the competition and while he re-integrated Martin McElhinney, Christy Toye, Frank McGlynn and Paul Durcan back into the team the majority of the squad used last year seen very little game time.Neil Gallagher, Frank McGlynn and Michael Murphy also featured but with return of Donegal’s senior stars now imminent with Derry’s arrival in Ballybofey on Saturday. Gallagher will be forced to cut players from his squad.Gallagher’s expected to name his official squad later in the week for both the forthcoming Allianz National League and Ulster Championship campaigns.For those who can’t make the game on Saturday evening, the game will be screened live on Setanta Sports Ireland, coverage starts from 7pm. RORY GALLAGHER EXPECTED TO CUT HIS SQUAD AHEAD OF NATIONAL LEAGUE CAMPAIGN was last modified: January 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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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first_imgFor some time now, Indian Americanss have enjoyed an enviable reputation as a community of physicians, techies and, lately, spelling bee wiz kids. We have occasionally tired of correcting a notable omission from the list – that of motel owners. It is a stereotype rooted in some fact. Nearly one in 15 U.S. physician is Indian, as are perhaps one in six software engineers and one-third to half of all U.S. motel owers. And this year, not just the winner, but all four finalists in the spelling bee happened to be Indian.It bears recognition, however, that notwithstanding the fact that Indians are disproportionately represented in these categories than the general population, these groups alone do not make up the community, or even a majority of it. There are, after all, maybe about 20,000 Indian doctors; perhaps 150,000 to 200,000 Indian techies and possibly 8,000 Indian motel owners in a community that is currently over 2 million strong.Our stories this month reveal that the community has spread its wings well beyond the confines of the public stereotypes associated with it. Our cover story on Indian attorneys, for example, shows how the profession has graduated far beyond the pigeon hole of immigration law, into which most first generation Indian attorneys were slotted.An Indian attorney, Neal Katyal, is leading the charge in challenging the Bush administration’s roundly criticized detention policies in Guntanamo Bay. Another young Indian attorney, Vanita Gupta, spearheaded a highly publicized civil rights appeal in Tulia, Texas, successfully overturning scores of wrongful drug-dealing convictions and securing the release of 43 African Americans defendants.We also feature this month super model Saira Mohan, who was splashed across the cover of Newsweek as “The Perfect Face.” She has graced scores of other provocative magazine covers, from Vogue to GQ. Modeling in bikinis for Stuff and FHM might seem an incongruous profession in a community associated in the public mind with nerdy techies and bookish spelling bee contestants. But it is a welcome trend, evidence that the new generation of Indians is fast embracing the full spectrum of American life for its canvas.Which is the way it ought to be. Related Itemslast_img read more