1 Ryan Mason Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has signed a new five-and-a-half year contract.The 23-year-old’s previous deal had been due to expire at the end of next season but he has now committed his future to the north London club until 2020.Mason, who came through Spurs’ academy, has had to bide his time before being given the chance to make an impact for the first team.He spent spells on loan at numerous clubs, including Yeovil, Doncaster and Swindon, before finally being handed his Premier League debut by boss Mauricio Pochettino against Arsenal in September.Since then he has become a key part of Pochettino’s side, and has played 18 times in all competitions so far this season.
Donegal Rose Andrea Keeney & Daithi O’SeTHE hot topic for families during Christmas Dinner or will be the news that whoever is selected to be the next Donegal Rose will be guaranteed a place at the 2016 Rose of Tralee International Festival.Taking place from 17th to 23rd August, the 2016 Rose of Tralee International Festival will run for seven days featuring 70 Roses, more entertainment and an extra night’s TV coverage.For the past 11 years the Donegal Rose had to travel to the Midlands at the end of May to take part in a qualifying event to try and make it through to the televised stages of Ireland’s top festival.Only 32 Roses can be accommodated on live TV and, until now, it wasn’t feasible for the organisers to accommodate the full inclusion of the other 38 Roses at the Festival in Tralee. The Co-ordinator of the Donegal Rose of Tralee event, Elaine McInaw, said: “This is great news for anyone who considers entering the 2016 Donegal Rose selection. Whoever is picked as the 2016 Donegal Rose in Lough Eske Castle on Sunday 28th February will travel to Tralee in August. Such is the continued success of the Rose of Tralee on TV, RTÉ are introducing a third night of Rose of Tralee TV coverage from next year onwards. The Festival itself has also been extended from five to seven days and 68 Roses will travel to Tralee to enjoy the full festival.”All the Roses who travel to Tralee will take part in all the parades, Rose Ball, public engagements and a qualifying event over two nights in the Dome from which 32 Roses will be chosen to appear in the live selection broadcasts.There’s an incentive for more women to enter the Donegal Rose event this year in the knowledge that once she is selected, she will travel to Kerry in August to enjoy the full Festival.So, once the Christmas Dinner has been digested, make a New Year’s Resolution to enter the Donegal Rose Selection in 2016. Never before has it been easier to enter the Donegal Rose Selection and young Irish women aged between 18 and 27 are being encouraged to fill-out an online application form at www.RoseofTralee.ieThe 2016 Rose of Tralee will be crowned live on RTÉ 1 TV in the Dome on Tuesday 23rd August.WILL YOU DECIDE TO BE THE DONEGAL ROSE OVER CHRISTMAS DINNER? was last modified: December 15th, 2015 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:Death O SedonegalRose of Tralee