Date Published: 09-Jun-2011
The Galway-based online TV show Lucky Run has won the RTÉ Storyland online drama competition for 2011, overcoming The Last Security Man and The Outlaw Concy Ryan in the final showdwon to claim the title.
Produced by Galway company, Capaillín Bán and filmed entirely in Tuam, Lucky Run boasts a cast that includes Fred McCloskey, Seóna Tully, Midie Corcoran and Larry McGowan among others. The writer of the series, Achill native Colm Cafferkey, is “absolutely delighted” with the win, which was announced last week.
Lucky Run began filming in early January and the team behind it never knew from one month to the next if they would get to make another episode.
It was one of eight dramas accepted for the online series with the new episode from each production company being put up on the RTÉ website every month. The public then voted for their favourites and the show with the lowest public approval rating was voted off in each round.
As the public voted, shows such as The Masterplan and Rent a Friend fell by the wayside and Lucky Run went from strength to strength.
The show’s producer, Eamon Stack puts this down to the nature of the series.
Lucky Run tells the story of a guy who wakes up after a serious session to find his life is in bits and he has to get himself together to figure it all out. For better or worse, I think a lot of people can relate to that!
“We had a great team working on Lucky Run,” Stack continues, “people with quality experience and a great attitude. Hopefully we can keep going and work together on another project.”
What exactly that project is remains to be seen, but at the moment, the cast and crew of Lucky Run are celebrating their current success.
Meanwhile, Headford based duo Ivan and Molly McMahon were responsible for The Outlaw Concy Ryan which was a runner up in the online competition, which was filmed in the Moyross Estate in Limerick City, where they received great support.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.