Arsenal line up v Everton: World Cup stars return for game live on talkSPORT

first_img 1 Ozil and Mertesacker celebrate winning the World Cup getty 1 Everton v Arsenal is live on talkSPORT on Saturday 23 August 2014, kick off at 17:30 UK time.Arsene Wenger will have Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski involved with the Arsenal matchday squad for the first time this season as the Gunners travel up to Liverpool.Last season the Gunners were thrashed 3-0 by Everton at Goodison in the Premier League and haven’t beaten the Toffees in four league fixtures, so it will represent a stern test for the FA Cup holders.That could mean the return of Mertsesacker to Arsenal’s defence, although Wenger may deem it too soon to thrust Ozil back into action, especially considering the potentially physical nature of the Everton challenge.Ozil experienced a mixed first season in red and white, but should be brimming with confidence after Germany’s World Cup win. Wenger, though, will probably want to bed him back in to the side and may prefer to unleash the talented midfielder on Besiktas in the Champions League play-off second leg at the Emirates Stadium.Here is how Arsenal could line up. Take a look at the XI and let us know your preferred team by leaving a comment below…last_img read more


MINISTER McHUGH OPENS MICHAEL O’CLEIRIGH SUMMER SCHOOL AT ROSSNOWLAGH

first_imgA group of Irish historians challenged European wisdom that Ireland was a “barbarous regressive civilisation”, Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh said last night.Minister of State, Joe McHughHe was opening the three-day Michael O’Cleirigh Summer School at Rossnowlagh to honour the leader of the Four Masters who produced the annals of the kingdom of Ireland.Mr McHugh said O’Cleirigh, a native of Creevy adjoining Rossnowlagh, sought to place Ireland and its people at the table of Europe’s great nations. He said: “To do this, O Cleirigh must have possessed great pride, not just in Ireland, but in Donegal and his native Creevy.”The Minister said O’ Cleirigh, a Franciscan brother, saw a need for Ireland, with its ancient high civilization and rich ancestry, to create an identity for itself in Europe and confirm itself early in the 17th century as an island of saints and scholars.Mr McHugh added: “I am happy to to note that Ireland has retained and built on this reputation over the following centuries and for a small nation on the edge of Europe, out influence on literature, art, music and culture on the international stage can be truly described as enormous.”Micheal O’ Cleirigh school chairman Brian McAuley welcomed the minister. He recalled that this weekend the school is reflecting on how Brother Micheal and the other Franciscans in Louvain promoted the lives of Irish saints to emphasise Irish identity. Brother Micheal was despatched from Louvain back to his home place to work on the annals in 1626.MINISTER McHUGH OPENS MICHAEL O’CLEIRIGH SUMMER SCHOOL AT ROSSNOWLAGH was last modified: May 16th, 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)last_img read more