When it came to planning how he was going to pull off the perfect proposal, Illinois man Gage McConkey Adams left nothing to chance.While most of the county slept over the Bank Holiday weekend; Gage, his fiancée Maddie, and their families, had already made the spectacular but winding journey from their base in Ranafast across the Derryveagh mountains, along Lough Swilly to the sea side village of Portsalon.Although Bus Feda had passed through Portsalon on many occasions before, this journey was for a special reason. Six weeks before this day Brian O Donnell from Bus Feda received an email from Michele McConkey Adams informing him that her son Gage was planning to propose to his girlfriend Maddie while on tour with Bus Feda in Donegal.They were asking for options and locations to make this as special as possible.Brian had no hesitation in suggesting the summit of Errigal as a perfect spot and after quite a few emails and a video call to Champaign, Illinois; the scene was set. These three families from Illinois, on their first trip to Ireland, had spent St Patrick’s weekend in Dublin watching one of their daughters perform in The University of Illinois Marching Band and had booked Brian’s bus to take them on a tour of Donegal to get to see the Irish countryside and away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.They were completely overwhelmed by the beauty of Donegal and the warmth of its people.As well as Climbing Errigal they also visited Sliabh Liag, Ardara, Fanad Light House, Glenveagh National Park and had what they described as an outstanding meal and experience in the Silver Tassie Hotel.Congratulations!Video courtesy of Bus Feda. Watch: American man pops the question – on Errigal! was last modified: March 30th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Errigalproposalwatch
Maninder, with 15 raid points, kept Bengal in the hunt throughout but it was not enough. And with this loss, Bengal faced their first defeat in five matches. Also, Haryana maintain their record against Bengal and increase their head-to-head lead to 3-0.After a convincing display to brush aside Patna Pirates in their last game, Bengal Warriors will hope they can continue with their winning momentum and extend their unbeaten run to six matches. Their talisman in attack – Maninder Singh – has been consistent and will be a source of concern for Haryana Steelers’ defence. However, he won’t be the only raider they will need to stop to have a shot at victory. The likes of K. Prapanjan and all-rounder Mohammad Nabibakhsh have already proven their quality in attack for Bengal Warriors and will be itching to make an impact on Monday.Their defence also possesses a wealth of talent, making for a well-balanced unit that has, unsurprisingly, been towards the top of the table for most the season. Rinku Narwal registered a High 5 for them last time around, but Jeeva Kumar and Baldev Singh are also capable of producing similar performances.On their day, and with Vikash Kandola in form, Haryana Steelers are capable of steamrolling any opposition. Kandola holds the key for Haryana Steelers since the team generally fares better when he’s on top of his game. It’s no surprise that a lot of their wins this season have coincided with strong performances from Kandola. Keeping him quiet on Monday could well be half the battle won for Bengal Warriors.That said, it’s not like Haryana Steelers don’t have other options in attack with the likes of Prashanth Kumar Rai, Naveen, Vinay and Selvamani K, all in their ranks. However, they need to step up and take some of the pressure off Kandola’s shoulders while raiding on Monday, or else the team risks being over-dependent on their talisman.As far as the defence goes, Haryana Steelers seem to have improved as the season has progressed. Sunil has been their best performer in that department and is currently their leading tackle point scorer (22). The experience of Vikas Kale and Dharmaraj Cheralathan further bolsters their defence, while Ravi Kumar and Chand Singh also offered glimpses of what they’re capable of in the team’s last game.