COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (THE NEW SONG FROM FREEWHISKEY!)

first_imgIT might be 270,000 views on YouTube short of Jimmy’s Winning Matches, but we reckon FreeWhiskey’s original song for Donegal GAA footballers 2012 will be closing the gap over the next few days.Thanks to Damien and Christopher Edwards for the recording and Craig Connolly for the superb video.Click to play Advertisement (and if you want to sing along, here’s the lyrics)Many people left the Hills, to work on foreign shores,We long to see their smiling faces coming through the door,But there’s one man who’s not been back in nearly twenty years,When he comes back we’ll have the craic and fill him up with beerChorus:Oh we’ll be comin out of Dublin with the smiles upon our face,Goats Don’t Shave on the radio, we’re headin for God’s place,Singin up through Meath and through Cavan as we pass,Sam is not for Kerry, Pat, you’re talkin through your…It’s rumoured here in Donegal that God lives in the Hills,He’s looking for his sacred cup for Holy wine to fill,Jim McGuinness got the job to seek Him out His need,He’ll carry Sam through Pettigo, as Michael Murphy leadsChorus:Oh we’ll be comin out of Dublin with the smiles upon our face,Goats Don’t Shave on the radio, we’re headin for God’s place,Singin up through Meath and through Cavan as we pass,Sam is not for Kerry, Pat, you’re talking out your… Word will spread to Malin Head, that Jim’s boys shocked them all,So stock the bars, and park the cars, cause Sam’s for DonegalChorus:Oh we’ll be comin out of Dublin with the smiles upon our face,Goats Don’t Shave on the radio, we’re headin for God’s place,Singin up through Meath and through Cavan as we pass,Sam is not for Kerry, Pat, so STICK it up your…COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (THE NEW SONG FROM FREEWHISKEY!) was last modified: September 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

Family thanks ‘angels’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – There could have been an empty chair at the McCloskey family’s Thanksgiving dinner table today. Instead, the La Mirada family will be giving thanks to four firefighters who saved the life of their youngest son, Abraham, after the 6-year-old nearly choked to death on a hot dog. Araceli McCloskey, Abraham’s mother, calls the four men from Buena Park Fire Department’s Station 62 “our earthbound guardian angels.” “We will pray for them – and for the families who have lost children to choking,” she said. The incident occurred in September, when Abraham and his family, including his parents and older brother Matthew, 8, visited Knott’s Berry Farm. They were ending their day at the amusement park with dinner. Abraham had just taken his first bite of a jumbo hot dog when he started choking. Araceli McCloskey was the first to notice her son gasping for air. “I started screaming and asking for someone to call 9-1-1,” she said. “I could tell it was stuck in his throat and he couldn’t breathe.” Araceli tried the Heimlich maneuver, but it didn’t work. The park’s nursing staff was called. Three minutes later, the four-man team from the Buena Park fire station arrived and immediately went to work. By now, Abraham was undergoing cardiac arrest. His skin had turned gray. Buena Park fire Capt. Craig Covey, who responded with firefighters Pete Morales, Mark Engstrom and Adam Quinones, recalled what happened next. “It was a difficult job,” he said. “The hot dog was down deep in his trachea – the tube that connects your mouth and nose to your lungs – moving back and forth. Every time he took a breath, he sucked it in deeper. “He was as critical as critical could be.” As she looked on during those heart-wrenching minutes, Araceli McCloskey was struck by the deep concern the paramedics were showing. “They called him `buddy,’ reassured him and told us what they were doing, step by step,” she said. The team of paramedics now realized they had done all they could at the scene. They placed Abraham into an ambulance and rushed him to West Anaheim Medical Center, where doctors went to work. But doctors there quickly realized Abraham needed to be taken to Children’s Hospital of Orange County. There, surgeons operated to remove the chunk of hot dog. It took four days for Abraham to recover, but during that time, his condition was touch and go. Doctors also weren’t sure whether Abraham had suffered brain damage from a lack of oxygen. “I just remember saying, `Jesus, don’t take my baby,”‘ Araceli McCloskey recalled. Abraham eventually recovered, with absolutely no ill effects from the choking incident. “They gave me a second life,” said Abraham. “I am thankful to them and to Jesus Christ.” Even after they transported her son, Araceli said, the firefighters who helped save him called every day to check on Abraham. “They went above and beyond the call of duty,” she said. As for the family’s prayers for him and his team, Covey said they can use all the help they can get. “If they are going to pray for us, we will take it,” said Covey. “I wish more people would do that every day because of what we do.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img