Why Cook will never give up on his No.9 dreams

first_imgCook did his chances no harm with a strong 60-minute stint against Wigan on Saturday night, playing a hand in three of the Rabbitohs’ four tries.The 26-year-old is quietly confident the end of the chopping and changing with Robbie Farah is near after new coach Anthony Seibold declared he wants an 80-minute rake. Whether Cook is the man for the job will come down to the Rabbitohs’ Charity Shield fixture in Mudgee.”I obviously do want to be the number one hooker and will keep working on what I need to do and hopefully hold that position,” Cook said after his side’s 18-8 win.”I don’t think it’s good to never feel safe in a jersey, it’s always good to have that competition in a club as well. I want to get to a position where I’m trusted by the team and the coach that it is my position. But you’ve got to earn the right to do that, being in and out of starting sides.”Hopefully I get to a time where when he [Seibold] writes the team sheet out I’m one of the one’s who he puts down straight away.”Cook can name the players he has competed with over the years in the space of 10 seconds after stints at the St George Illawarra Dragons and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.He credits them for shaping his 49-game career, and providing the motivation to never lose hope of finding a sense of security.”I’ve always been in competition with other hookers and it brings the best out in me and makes me want to keep bettering myself,” he said.”I probably have to thank all those good quality hookers that I’ve been up against … Mitch Rein and Cameron King at the Dragons, Mick Ennis and Michael Lichaa at the Bulldogs, Cameron McInnes here and Farah … they’re all good quality hookers in the game. It’s good they push me along and make sure I work hard.”Off-contract at season’s end, Cook said Farah had shown no signs of slowing down and continues to push the Helensburgh junior.Farah moved to halfback against the Warriors during the 10-point win, before switching back into the hooking role when Cook left the field for a breather after half-time.”I don’t think Robbie has backed off at all, he’s won the Dally M hooker twice but over a period of years apart,” Cook said.”It shows how competitive he has been throughout his career. He’s just been good to have around. We’re different types of hookers but are learning from each other.”The healthy competition is bring the best out in both of us.”Rabbitohs kick-start 2018 campaign with win over WiganRabbitohs to keep Reynolds and Crichton on iceSeibold remained coy on who had their nose in front following the double header victory.”It’s a good battle between the two of them so we’ll have to go back and have a look and see where they fit into the group,” he said.”They’ve both had good attitudes during the pre-season and I thought that showed tonight. It’s a good problem for the club to have. They’re both quality players and they’re both putting the team first and we’ll have a think about it.”last_img read more

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SUNNY START, CLOUDIER: THE DD TUESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgIT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50. 2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. Tuesday’s Weather: A glorious start to the day for most of Donegal with bright sunshine from dawn. It will be cloudier than Monday as the day progresses with temperatures around 10C or 11C by noon.It will brighten up again in the afternoon, especially in west and north Donegal, temperatures in sheltered inland areas likely to reach 14C or 15C. However there is a 20% chance of a shower by teatime before these clear.It will be mild on Tuesday night, temperatures unlikely to fall below 9C overnight into Wednesday which will start cloudy, with rain in the afternoon on what is looking like being the worst day of the week.IT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50. 2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. SUNNY START, CLOUDIER: THE DD TUESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:cloudierDonegal DailyletterkennyMount Errigal Hotelshowerssunshineweatherlast_img read more

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MAN IS TERRIFIED HIS STOLEN GUNS WILL BE USED TO ROB MORE PENSIONERS

first_imgA young man said he is terrified that his stolen guns will be used to terrorise and rob more pensioners in Co Donegal.Mark Dowds with the camouflaged rifle which was one of two guns taken in the raid on his family’s home. (NW Newspix)Hunting enthusiast Mark Dowds has been left devastated after thieves broke into his family home and stole two shotguns, a hunting knife and cartridges.The 22 year old lives in Newtowncunningham, an area devastated by dozens of raids on the homes of pensioners in recent weeks. The gang broke into Mark’s family home in Rooskey and used a shovel and crowbar to smash open a locked gun-chest containing his guns.Devastated Mark told Donegal Daily “I am sickened to think that these guns could be cut down and used to terrorise old people and rob them.“I know there’s every likelihood that this could happen and it makes me sick. Old people have suffered around here enough.“They are terrified at night and now these scumbags have two more guns and a very sharp hunting knife they can use in their cowardly raids.” The robbery is even more devastating for Mark as one of the guns, a Lamper Over and Under shotgun, was given to him by his father Ivor when he started to shoot.“I simply can’t replace that gun. It has huge sentimental value. But the cowards who broke into our family home don’t care about that,” said the Moyle Gun Club member.The gang also stole a significant sum of money which Mark had saved to celebrate his 23rd birthday this weekend with friends.Gardai are hunting the gang behind the raid which happened between 1 and 2pm on Wednesday afternoon.A local farmer spotted a green or blue car with a Northern Ireland registration acting suspiciously in the area at the time. As well as nightly patrols in the area, local residents have set up text alert schemes and provided alarms and sensor lights for the elderly at cost price.A recent meeting to discuss the burglary crisis in the was attended by more than 1,500 people and a €10,000 bounty was offered to catch the gang.Mark said he has no qualms in saying what he would have done had he have walked in on the burglars ransacking his family home.“They may have walked in but they wouldn’t have been walking out. It’s as simple as that. “The aw is on the side of these people and the Gardai simply don’t have the resources to catch them.“It’s going to take a serious incident and I mean one of these people getting badly hurt during a burglary to send the message out.“People are sick of being preyed upon. I will never forget what these people did to my home but if they do it again I will be ready,” he said.MAN IS TERRIFIED HIS STOLEN GUNS WILL BE USED TO ROB MORE PENSIONERS was last modified: March 6th, 2014 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:burglarygangguns stolenMarks DowdsNewtowncunninghamRooskeylast_img read more

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THE SECRET BEHIND DANIEL’S STRICTLY AMAZING HAIRSTYLE!

first_imgDaniel (with the quiff!) and partner KristinaDaniel O’Donnell has revealed his latest hair-raising performance at Strictly Come Dancing wasn’t exactly true to life.The Donegal man appeared with an amazing quiff hairstyle when he took on the role of Danny Zuko from Grease to dance the Cha Cha.But the 53 year old has revealed how not all the hair was his own! “Everybody was talking about it and it did look great but it took a lot of time to get it right.“But I have to admit I got a little hand and not all of it was mine. It’s at home now drying on the radiator before it goes back to its real owner,” laughed the star.Daniel revealed that he was a little bit giddy going into last Saturday night’s show and that may have cost him marks from the judges.“I was a bit giddy with all f the dressing up and I think I skipped into the routine instead of taking my tim and getting the steps right. “But it’s hard to remember everything. I looked back at the show and I saw a hand and it took me a while to raise it was actually my hand,” said Daniel.The singer says that despite all his preparation, he still cannot get himself ready for when one of his fellow dancers is voted off.“That is the hardest part and it’s not getting any easier. You are working with these people all week and suddenly they are being voted off.“It’s just a real downer and I have to say I am finding that really difficulty. I don’t think it’s going to get any easier either because we all know how much work we are putting it this show,” he said.Daniel said he doesn’t care about the judge’s votes but is just hoping for the day when they tell him that he is improving. “They told me there’s a dancer lurking inside of me and I hope he comes out soon,” he added.THE SECRET BEHIND DANIEL’S STRICTLY AMAZING HAIRSTYLE! was last modified: October 13th, 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:BBCDanielStrictlylast_img read more

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