Sky and BT announce March games with Manchester and Merseyside derbies on TV

first_imgSKY and BT Sports have revealed their televised Premier League fixtures for March.And there are plenty of juicy games for fans to anticipate – including the Manchester AND Merseyside derbies.2 The Manchester derby is one of the top games being shown on live TV in MarchCredit: ReutersThe first full March weekend kicks off sees Man Utd host City at Old Trafford in Sunday’s late kick-off.And it really is a Super Sunday with Everton visiting Chelsea earlier in the day.United have another big fixture a week later when they travel to Spurs.And Monday 16 sees Liverpool take on rivals Everton at Goodison Park in an 8pm kick-off.Man City then play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the early game on Saturday 21.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesBut Arsenal will have just one televised game on March 22 away to Southampton.It is sure to be a crucial month in the Premier League, with Liverpool getting closer to sealing their first-ever title in the competition.The Reds are already 16 points clear of Man City and even have a game in hand.So it may be the top four race where all eyes are fixed by the time March rolls around.Chelsea currently occupy fourth and are eight points behind third-placed Leicester.Sky and BT Sports live Premier League March gamesBT SPORTSSat March 7: Liverpool vs Bournemouth (12.30pm)Sat March 14: Watford vs Leicester (12.30pm)Sat March 21: Chelsea vs Man City (12.30pm)*SKY SPORTSSat March 7: Burnley vs Spurs (5.30pm)Sun March 8: Chelsea vs Everton (2pm)Sun March 8: Man Utd vs Man City (4.30pm)Mon March 9: Leicester vs Aston Villa (8pm)Sat March 14: Aston Villa vs Chelsea (5.30pm)Sun March 15: West Ham vs Wolves (2pm)Mon March 16: Everton vs Liverpool (8pm)Fri March 20: Spurs vs West Ham (8pm)*Sat March 21: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace (5.30pm)*Sun March 22: Leicester vs Brighton (2pm)*Sun March 22: Southampton vs Arsenal (4.30pm)**subject to FA Cup quarter-finalsMost Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHowever, there’s just six points separating them from Man Utd, Spurs and Wolves.There’s just days remaining in the current transfer window.And all Champions League hopefuls are sure to be looking for reinforcements to help seal qualification for the continent’s top competition next term.2 The Merseyside derby will also be shown on the box in MarchCredit: PA:Press AssociationFA Cup 4th round TV games – Which matches are BT Sport and BBC showing live and what time do they kick off?last_img read more

LETTERKENNY TO GET NEW MANAGER TO GIVE TOWN CENTRE NEW LIFE

first_imgMain Street, Letterkenny has many vacant buildings.Letterkenny is to appoint a new ‘Town Manager’ in an attempt to breath new life into its ailing town centre.At present one in six properties in the town centre is empty because of the economic downturn.Now the town council and the local Chamber has put up the cash to create a new post in a bid to breath new life into the area. A ‘Town Team’ will also be appointed to back up the Town Manager.Local businessman Mark Bundschu said “If one or two more retailers open, confidence will grow. If one or two more close, confidence could plummet and we are all interested in revitalising our town”.He went on to say that “early discussions regarding the idea of forming a Town Team has been well received among the retail community in the traditional town centre area with everyone recognising that if we improve the product we will attract increased footfall.”The Town Council have vowed to work with all stakeholders in Letterkenny Town Centre and has agreed to match any funding raised privately. The first stage of the process will be to form a Town Team from representatives of the Council, Retailers, Hospitality, Vintners, Tourism, the Gardai and major employers in the Town.This body will elect a Chairman and very importantly hire a Town Centre Manager with a commercial focus who will work deliver on the initiative in 3 phases:Phase 1: Retail and Hospitality InvestmentOne of the first steps it to preparing an investment prospectus for the Town Centre, detailing the Properties available, the opportunity, and the deficiencies in the current mix of retail. This prospectus will act as a tool in the active recruitment of new tenants who will complement the existing retail offering.Phase 2: Citizen Engagement One of the key components of the initiative is getting the people of Letterkenny involved through opting-in to receive information about activities and offers in the Town Centre. There will be a Web-site and Facebook Page detailing what is happening in the Town and flyers will also be produced for hotels to give out to visitors.Phase 3: Making the Town Centre a more Attractive place to VisitThis will involve working with groups such as Tidy Towns and Council staff to ensure the Town Centre is well maintained and also having all stakeholders working together to ensure people feel safe and enjoy their experience when they visit the Town CentreGerard Grant, Letterkenny Chamber President who has supported this initiative from the beginning says the initiative will act as a mechanism to really work together to revitalise the town centre. “In particular the Town Centre Manager will be focused on ensuring the retail mix is optimised by taking a close look at the existing businesses and targeting retailers that can fill the gap. The support of the Council in bringing it to this stage has been vital and now we are seeking the support from retailers and others to ensure we maximise the funding opportunity.”Anyone looking for further information or who might be interested in applying for the position of Town Centre Manager should E-mail mark@easonletterkenny.ieLETTERKENNY TO GET NEW MANAGER TO GIVE TOWN CENTRE NEW LIFE was last modified: April 30th, 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:ChamberdonegalletterkennyTown Counciltown managerlast_img read more