With barely one month until the biggest single-sport women’s event in the world kicks off, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced yesterday Jain as the Official Performer of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony.On Friday 7 June, before France face Korea Republic in the highly anticipated Opening Match of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™, Jain will perform a set of her hit songs to the international audience of fans at Paris’ Parc des Princes and around the world.Having spent her childhood living on different continents, Jain’s international upbringing forged her view of the world and influenced her artistic universe. Born to Madagascan and French parents,Jain embodies the global element of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The world got to know the 26-year old singer–songwriter when she released her now diamond debut album “Zanaka” in 2015. Currently on a global tour, Jain has recently dropped a single called “Gloria”, her first new music since her 2018 album “Souldier”.Known for her upbeat yet socially conscious inspired pop music, Jain will perform “Gloria” and several other songs for millions of international football fans during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony.“I am hugely excited to sing in the Opening Ceremony of such an amazing sport event”, Jain says. “To perform on the pitch where the world’s best football players will compete to become FIFA World Champions is a real honour. With my performance I want to celebrate their skills and inspire every player to give their best and to shine on the world stage.”“Music and football are two huge passion points for our fans across the globe. As such, we are aiming to offer first class entertainment this summer at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019”, comments Philippe Le Floc’h, FIFA’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Jain’s exciting performance and empowering music will provide a scintillating kick off to the tournament.”The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 will be played from 7 June to 7 July in Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The County Senior Hurling Quarter Finals get underway tomorrow afternoon.There’ll be two double headers at Semple Stadium across the weekend – all of which are repeat fixtures.The first of Saturday’s games sees West finalists Eire Og Annacarthy face Mullinahone at 2. Eire Og defeated Mullinahone 1-18 to 14 points in the group stages of the county championshipBoth teams lost out on Divisional glory this year, and Mullinahone Manager Paul Curran says there’s a lot of similarities between the sides..Then at 3.30 Kilruane McDonaghs take on county champions Thurles Sarsfields.Sunday’s double header sees West Champions Clonoulty Rossmore meet Drom & Inch at 6 o clock, and North Champions Borrisoleigh face Loughmore Castleiney at 7.30.
Micheal carrying out some research for the next show.A young Donegal man is blazing a trail on young people’s programmes on TG4.Micheál Ó Ciaraidh presnts Cúla4/TG4’s Kids Zone on weekdays from 4-6pm.Micheál brings viewers up to date news on technology, APPS, events, sports, cool guests, movies, gaming and much more. Letterkenny man Micheal outside TG4.Cúla4 is TG4’s kid’s zone aimed at young people between the ages of 6 -12 years.Cúla4 brings you top international animated series’ including Breadwinners, Spongebob Squarepants, Garfield, Dennis and Gnasher and Scaredy Squirrel.Micheal breaks away from the studio each week to bring us a weekly instalment of SOS (Sos ón scoil). Each week they visit a school from around the country and let the students showcase the highlights and achievements in their school, while bringing Micheál to their favourite nooks and crannies.Michael is a native Letterkenny man, born and bred in the Cathedral Town. His parents are Michael Carey (senior) from and Convoy-woman Marian Carey (nee. Doherty).Michael was in the first class to ever graduate from Coláiste Ailigh, and it’s here that he fondly looks back on as being the roots of his love for the language.“It was there that I was first introduced to Irish as a living language, having studied it only as a subject before then. My family wouldn’t be native speakers. We were the guinea pig year in Sprackburn House, which had just recently been converted from a B&B.”And what are Micheal’s thoughts on Donegal?“It’s not uncommon to tune in and see me with the Donegal scarf wrapped around my neck during pieces to camera, and I’m always trying to organise location shoots up at home. “There’s a good Donegal contingency working here in TG4, and we’re all very proud of our roots. Sometimes, it takes being away from home for a few years to realise just how much we have going for us. I lived in Dublin for close to 9 years, but I don’t know if I ever really settled there.”DONEGAL MAN BLAZING A TRAIL ON TG4! was last modified: October 5th, 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:donegalMicheál Ó CiaraidhTG4