LVG: Age and inexperience should not hamper Marcus Rashford’s Euro 2016 hopes

first_img1 Marcus Rashford has swiftly risen from unknown to an Old Trafford favourite Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does not believe inexperience should prevent breakthrough star Marcus Rashford from securing a surprise, late place in England’s Euro 2016 squad.The 18-year-old has swiftly risen from unknown to an Old Trafford favourite, having followed-up a debut brace against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League with another double during an even better performance at home to Arsenal.Rashford produced another solid display as United eked out a 1-0 win against Watford in midweek – just the third senior appearance of his career, but a match followed by talk of a Euro 2016 place.England boss Roy Hodgson was keen to keep the pressure off when quizzed about the teenager in Paris, but refused to rule the striker in or out of selection for this summer’s tournament.Van Gaal bristled when those comments were put to him at the press conference previewing Sunday’s trip to West Brom, although the United boss underlined his belief that quality is more important than experience.“I think that Mr Hodgson has answered the question of the media and now you are asking again,” he said.“Who is paying a lot of attention to that? It is the media, it is not Hodgson or I. We have to answer the questions.“This is my answer to you – you are putting the question and then you are saying Hodgson is telling something. No, he is answering questions.”When asked again whether England recognition would be too much, too soon for Rashford, Van Gaal added: “It is never too early. I have said it also a lot of times in my press conferences.“Age is not important, I have said that. Maybe you remember that? Age is not important, it is the quality.”SEE HERE – Joe Cole tells talkSPORT: Marcus Rashford is something special… he could be England’s surprise package at Euro 2016last_img read more

MARKETING AND MOTIVATION EVENTS TO KICK-START DONEGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK

first_imgDonegal Enterprise Week is set to kick off on Monday with two of the most sought-after topics by Donegal businesses – Marketing and Motivation.Gary Brown will help keep off Donegal Enterprise WeekThe week-long programme of free events will get under way in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 9am on Monday when Gary Brown of Target McConnells hosts a Marketing Workshop.Later that evening, international speaker and best-selling author Kevin Kelly will provide the first of the week’s motivational sessions and as the week progresses other areas of interest to local business will be well covered. With access to finance a hugely important issue for business in the current climate, it is not surprising that there has already been a keen interest shown in Tuesday night’s events on accessing bank finance.“Marketing has always been a favourite topic at Enterprise Week over the years and I have no doubt that Gary Brown’s workshop on Monday morning will be a huge benefit to local businesses,” said Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board.“Gary is an Irish business and marketing expert of international repute. An international Marketing speaker on Relationship Marketing and Direct Marketing and a winner of over 75 Gold awards for Sales Marketing campaigns run in Ireland. His campaigns have won Gold awards from the Marketing Institute, the Irish Direct Marketing Association and the Irish Sales Promotion Association. He is also the only recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Irish Direct Marketing Association.”Monday’s marketing theme will continue in the afternoon with a Marketing Masterclass hosted by Carol O’Kelly of Redstorm while Kevin Kelly’s motivational session in Radisson Blue Hotel on Monday is also sure to be a huge hit. “Kevin is a leading authority on the success principles of entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation. Bachelor of Commerce degree graduate form NUI Galway he worked in companies in the construction and manufacturing sectors before setting up his own company, Advanced Marketing Ltd. in 1990.Now a sought after keynote speaker, Kevin speaks on the entrepreneurial mindset, motivation and leadership, trust-based sales and customer service.”Of course, as always, there is a fantastic range of events and speakers lined up for the week, but with bookings flooding in quickly and places limited in some of the events – anyone interested in an event is urged to make sure they register well in advance.All events are free but registration is necessary and full details of the events and registration are available on www.donegalenterprise.ieIn addition text information and reminders about Donegal Enterprise Week are also available by sending free text – DEW to 50015. County & City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.MARKETING AND MOTIVATION EVENTS TO KICK-START DONEGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK was last modified: February 27th, 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:Donegal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more