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Christy Dignam


Aslan star Christy Dignam is set to headline a special benefit night in Howth which will assist local woman, Trish Dowd, in her battle against Ovarian Cancer. ‘Fight against the Big C’ will take place in K2, The Summit Inn, Howth on Friday November 24th and features a jam-packed music line-up.

Dignam who has also faced his own ongoing battles against the big C will join a host of leading local Dublin bands such as The Guilty Party, Mannheim Rockets, The Sketch Pistols and Nuff Said.

Having been diagnosed just two months ago, the single mother of three is now undergoing intensive weekly Chemotherapy sessions. The special night has been organised by close friends and members of the Howth Community.

Most recent statistics reveal that Ireland has one of the highest incidence and mortality rates of ovarian cancer in Europe. It is the sixth most common form of cancer in women and affects, on average, just 360 people each year in Ireland. There is currently no screening programme for ovarian cancer and it is not detectable by the cervical screen test.

Up until her diagnosis, Trish, whose youngest children Caolfhionn (19) and Rowan (10) who are fully reliant on their mom, worked fulltime. Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer has been one of the worst experiences of my life, but it has also provided many positives. I have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement which I have received from so many people. The Gary Kelly Foundation and [SCHOOL] in particular have been amazing.

The process from my initial appointment with the GP to the diagnosis has been a whirlwind. This particular form of cancer is genetic and it means that all the females in my family including my daughter Rowan (10) will need to be tested” says Trish.

Trish is keen to encourage women to be aware of silent symptoms which can be vague and non-specific in the early stages; Persistent bloating, lack of appetite, feeling full quickly, abdominal and pelvic pain which can be felt on an almost daily basis.

 ‘Fight against the Big C’ will be a night to remember for Irish music fans as Christy Dignam of Aslan will guest with ‘The Guilty Party’ featuring Paul Byrne and Jack Dublin of Tua Nua. Also on the night will be ‘Hooligan’ who have just released a single with Christy, ‘Mannheim Rockets’ featuring Matt Spalding formerly of Tua Nua, ‘Nuff Said’ with Lee Page and ‘The Sketch Pistols’ a comedy punk band whose members include Gary Cooke of Apres Match, John Colleary of the Savage Eye and Frank Kearns of Cactus World News.

Tickets are just €15.00 and can be purchased from The Summit Inn, The Country Market Howth Village or on the night or from Nicole Dunne, 0860471189,[email protected]

Doors open from 8.30pm on Friday, November 24th and raffle spot-prizes will include hotel breaks away, dinner vouchers and lots more. Early booking is advised.


The Summit Inn

Howth Hill,
Co. Dublin.

tel: 01 832 4615 bar
tel: 01 832 3401 office

email: [email protected]



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The Summit Inn

The Summit Inn is a unique pub where all ages meet together to enjoy a pint, a snack and relax & watch the world go by. There is a good mix of both local and visitor clientele all struck by the timeless ambiance that is The Summit. The inn was originally built in the 19th century as a thatched cottage and has been in the Gaffney family for generations. Come on Up!

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Friday 24th November

Ulster v Benetton, Kingspan Stadium ... 7.05pm ... BBC Sport NI | EUROSPORT
Cheetahs v Edinburgh, Toyota Stadium ... 7.30pm ... BBC ALBA
Cardiff v Connacht, Cardiff Arms Park ... 7.35pm
Leinster v Dragons, RDS Arena ... 7.35pm ... TG4

Sunday 26th November

Ospreys v Glasgow, Liberty Stadium ... 1pm
Zebre v Munster, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi ... 2pm ... Sky SPORTS | EUROSPORT
Southern Kings v Scarlets, Nelson Mandela Bay ... 3pm ... S4C | BBC ALBA

Friday 1st December

Southern Kings v Edinburgh, Nelson Mandela Bay ... 7.15pm ... BBC ALBA
Dragons v Ulster, Rodney Parade ... 7.35pm ... BBC Wales | BBC NI | TG4
Glasgow v Cardiff, Scotstoun Stadium ... 7.35pm ... BBC ALBA

Saturday 2nd December

Zebre v Connacht, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi ... 2.15pm ... EUROSPORT | TG4
Benetton v Leinster, Stadio Monigo ... 4.30pm ... EUROSPORT | TG4
Munster v Ospreys, Irish Independent Park ... 5.30pm ... Sky SPORTS
Cheetahs v Scarlets, Toyota Stadium ... 7.35pm ... BBC ALBA | S4C

Autumn Rugby Intertnationals

Autumn Rugby Internationals

Saturday 25th November

Italy v South Africa ... Stadio Euganeo, Padova ... 2pm
Scotland v Australia ... Murrayfield, Edinburgh ... 2.30pm
England v Samoa ... Twickenham, London ... 3pm
Wales v New Zealand ... Principality Stadium, Cardiff ... 5.15pm
Ireland v Argentina ... Aviva Stadium, Dublin ... 5.30pm
France v Japan ... U Arena, Paris ... 7.45pm

Saturday 2nd December

Wales v South Africa ... Principality Stadium, Cardiff ... 2.30pm

Champions Cup Rugby

European Professional Club Rugby (Irish Teams)

Champions Cup
Saturday 9th December

Munster v Leicester ... Thomond Park, 7.45pm ... BT Sport | beIN Sports

Sunday 10th December

Harlequins v Ulster ... The Twickenham Stoop, 1pm ... BT Sport | beIN Sports
Exeter v Leinster ... Sandy Park, 5.30pm ... BT Sport | beIN Sports

Friday 15th December

Ulster v Harlequins ... Kingspan Stadium, 7.45pm ... BT Sport | beIN Sports

Saturday 16th December

Leinster v Exeter ... Aviva Stadium, 3.15pm ... BT Sport | beIN Sports

Sunday 17th December

Leicester v Munster ... Welford Road, 5.30pm ... BT Sport | beIN Sports

Premier League Fixtures

Monday 20th November

Brighton & Hove Albion v Stoke ... 8pm ... Sky Sports

Friday 24th November

West Ham v Leicester ... 8pm ... Sky Sports

Saturday 25th November

Crystal Palace v Stoke ... 3pm
Man Utd v Brighton & Hove Albion ... 3pm
Newcastle v Watford ... 3pm
Swansea v Bournemouth ... 3pm
Spurs v West Brom ... 3pm
Liverpool v Chelsea ... 3pm

Sunday 26th November

Southampton v Everton ... 1.30pm ... Sky Sports
Burnley v Arsenal ... 2pm
Huddersfield v Man City ... 4pm ... Sky Sports

Tuesday 28th November

Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace ... 7.45pm
Leicester v Spurs ... 7.45pm
Watford v Man Utd ... 8pm
West Brom v Newcastle ... 8pm

Wednesday 29th November

Arsenal v Huddersfield ... 7.45pm
Bournemouth v Burnley ... 7.45pm
Chelsea v Swansea ... 7.45pm
Everton v West Ham ... 8pm
Man City v Southampton ... 8pm
Stoke v Liverpool ... 8pm

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Tuesday 21st November

Dortmund v Spurs ... 7.45pm
Man City v Feyenoord ... 7.45pm
Sevilla v Liverpool ... 7.45pm

Wednesday 22nd November

Qarabag v Chelsea ... 7.45pm
Paris v Celtic ... 7.45pm
Basel v Man Utd ... 7.45pm

Uefa Europa League

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Thursday 23rd November

Everton v Atalanta ... 8.05pm ... eir sport | BT Sport
Köln v Arsenal ... 6pm ... eir sport | BT Sport

Thursday 7th December

Apollon v Everton ... 6pm ... eir sport | BT Sport
Arsenal v BATE ... 8.05pm ... eir sport | BT Sport

Challenge Cup Rugby

European Professional Club Rugby (Irish Teams)

Challenge Cup
Saturday 9th December

Brive v Connacht ... Stade Amédée-Domenech, 9pm ... FR4

Saturday 16th December

Connacht v Brive ... The Sportsground, 3pm

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