My second novel The Night Train is now available to purchase on Amazon. It is about an aspiring rocker Brian who meets a handsome footballer Adam on the way home on the train and sees blood on Adam’s arm so he follows him off the train. From there he becomes embroiled in the case of Adam’s ex-girlfriend Chloe’s murder. Can he use his sleuthing skills to find out who the killer is? And can love conquer all?
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Tonight Monaghan’s Michael Lawson was crowned The Voice of Ireland champion for 2016.
Michael, who is mentor Bressie’s third winner, becomes the fifth male winner of the show. He beat off stiff competition from Sligo’s Kelesa Mulcahy from team Kian who was second, Meath’s Nigel Connell from team Una who was third and Dublin’s Laura O’ Connor from team Rachel who was fourth.
Mentor Bressie said earlier in the evening about Michael,
“People like you deserve to win because you are a natural talent and they don’t come along very often.”
Congratulations Michael and well done to all the finalists! 🙂
Michael’s version of 7 Years is now available for download on iTunes.
Tomorrow the next Voice of Ireland champ will be crowned with two women and two men left in the reckoning. Below is my verdict on the final four and who I think should be crowned champ 2016:
I have been for Nigel alongside Georgina who was on Bressie’s team from the start so Nigel is my winner. (And no, it isn’t because he’s Meath like me! But it’s a nice bonus! :-)) His vocals are effortless and he is so professional. His performance of Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight was brilliant in the semi-final. Me, Mum and Shar are rooting for him to win tomorrow. Go Nigel! 🙂
My second favourite in the final is Kelesa who is also very professional. She is very talented and would also be a worthy winner.
Michael doesn’t really sing the kind of music I listen to a lot so because of that I prefer Nigel and Kelesa’s performances but he does do what he does well.
Like Michael, I don’t really listen a lot to the music Laura sings so I look forward more to Nigel’s and Kelesa’s performances. But she did come back having been at the live shows before and that attitude is admirable and it paid off.
I didn’t get around to writing up this blog post on dear old Vicente’s splendid Scottish National win because of college assignments. So here it is now everyone. 🙂
Paul Nicholls’ Vicente stormed to victory at 14-1 with Sam Twiston-Davies at Ayr. Alvarado made a surging finish to get second while Seeyouatmidnight finished in third position with Royale Knight in fourth and Vyta Du Roc in fifth.
“It was a brilliant result. You try all season to win these big races and a few of them have eluded us but that was a special moment. That was one of Sam’s best ever rides, I’d say. He’s learning all the time and he’s a fantastic guy. This has been the target for Vicente all season. I thought Cheltenham would do him good and you don’t win these races without a prep run.”
I won a bit of money on my dear old friend Alvarado so that was good. 🙂
Well done Vicente and all concerned! 🙂 And of course Alvarado and all concerned! 🙂
The Scottish Grand National will take place at Ayr tomorrow. It is the National as a punter I have the best record in so I’m hopeful of a good result tomorrow.
Below are my six tips for Scottish Grand National glory 2016:
I had a good win with this horse one day and the team of jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trainer Alan King are an excellent combination. They often get some big price results.
Speaking of excellent combinations Emperor’s Choice is a big price and has another excellent team of jockey Aidan Coleman and trainer Venetia Williams who have also given me some big price results over the years.
My dear old friend Folsom Blue is one horse bidding to bag the 3 Nationals for trainer Mouse Morris. This horse is placed a lot.
Like Folsom Blue, Alvarado is a horse that gets placed a lot. He can never be discounted.
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Sue Smith’s Straidnahanna is a horse with a good chance tomorrow. This horse is there or thereabouts a lot.
Pineau De Re
Former English Grand National winner Pineau De Re is set to be ridden by Nico de Boinville who is a jockey who tends to get quite a few big price winners. I won nearly a hundred quid for just a few Euros on a horse that really expected to win once that he was on so with de Boinville on board a horse can never be discounted.
I am a proud Mammy today as my debut novel Blood is now available to purchase on Amazon. It’s a thriller with a romantic element to it and the fear with a thriller is that if I keep talking about it I’ll give away the killer so I’m going to shut-up! 🙂
Please check it out on Amazon and if you’d like to you can purchase a copy there: