Our next edition of Winning Women, Golf Dreams, Stephanie Meadow airs on setanta Ireland on Monday at 9.30pm and will be repeated throughout the week - across Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - so lots of opportunities to see and hear the story of 16 year old Co Antrim girl Stephanie Meadow who has moved to Hilton Head golf campus to follow her dream of becoming the number one golfer in the world. Stephanie, who is now being coached by Hank Haney, Tiger Woods coach, is a champion junior golfer with the burning ambition of becoming the first Irish woman to make it to the top of the golfing stakes. Tune in and catch up. Winning Women continues until June with more episodes every week. Check out our website www.myspace.com/winningwomen1 with all the news and updates on the series every day as well as up to the minute schedules and transmission details on Setanta Ireland broadcasts.
Archive for April, 2008
RTE TV’s Capital D programme is doing a special on Dublin airport as a village tomorrow, Thursday April 24th, and Athena Media contributed two pieces following a day in the life of two airport workers. Producer-director Sarah Mulkerrins spend a day filming around the airport and followed the stories of an Aer Arann pilot and an Aer Lingus ground staff worker. Its the latest in our series of mini documentaries for Capital D and next month May we’ll be bringing you a host of new stories and characters including an innovative recycling idea from Dublin City Council on waste.ie.
Our launch screening last night in Filmbase was a storming success with lots of great reaction to the two episodes we screened - Boxing for Gold: Katie Taylor and Scrum Queens: Rugby Women.
Veteran commentator Jimmy Magee and RTE producer Yvonne Judge, who both took part in the series, were there and enjoyed the night and the show. RTE presenter Myles Dungan came along and chatted with Ian Mcgarry, Kirsty McGarry’s Dad - who by daytime is a director with RTE soap Fair City. From the series Katie Taylor and her parents, Brigid and Peter, were there along with Kirsty, her parents and her sister Tamsen. From the rugby episode we had the pleasure of Orla Brennan who gave the production team an emotional ‘thank you’ for raising the profile of women’s sports. Digital Hub Chair, Joyce O Connor, was there along with Headstrong CEO Tony Bates and Prof Tony Fahey of UCD. The first episode Born to Run: Joanne Cuddihy was aired on Setanta Ireland last night and the second goes out next Monday - Golf Dreams: Stephanie Meadow. Tune in - and catch up now!
One of Ireland’s rising track and field stars, Joanne Cuddihy, kicks off our Tv series ‘winning women’ tonight on Setanta Sports Ireland at 9.30pm .Born to Run Joanne Cuddihy features Eamonn Coghlin is one of the contributors and speaks of the need for Irish athletes to go abroad to not just get good facilities but to compete against their peers - world standard athletes.
Tune in - tonight or catch one of the repeats on setanta this week.
Hi we holding a screening of our showcase of the Winning Women series at Filmbase in Temple Bar on Monday -if you want to get on the invite list just email Gillian@athenamedia.ie to see what all the fuss has been about.
Publicity and press is underway for the winning women TV series - some of the young sports stars featured in our series, Katie Taylor (boxer) Emma Byrne (Arsenal goalie) and Kirsty Mcgarry (skier) will be appearing on breakfast TV on Tv 3 tomorrow on Ireland AM. The spotlight on ‘winning women’ will be just before 8am on Friday morning April 18th - which is a great way to kick off the pre publicity around the series and the subject of women and sport.
We’ve just heard from Newstalk that they have had to change the schedule date and time for our documentary ‘the Last wake’ - its now May 25th - apologies to anyone caught out by the change but its outside our control! So Tune in May 25th for our radio documentary and remember this Monday April 21st we start ‘Winning Women’ on Setanta. We’re holding an invite only screening on Monday so if you’re interested contact Gillian at Gillian@athenamedia.ie to find out more…..
Its a busy weekend for Athena Media. Our radio documentary on Newstalk 106 goes out on Sunday April 20th and our TV series ‘Winning Women’ starts on Monday on Setanta Ireland at 9.30 for the coming eight weeks. If you cant get enough of Athena Media content you can switch on RTE 1 TV this Thursday at 7pm for Capital D and see our take on last weekends Handel Festival. We produced a little mini documentary on the live street performance of Messiah and captured the Vivaldi - four seasons - weather than Our Ladys Choral Society had to endure! (Well done to all concerned!). Next Thursday our Cap D feature shows a day in the lives of airport workers as part of the show’s special on the airport as a Dublin village. So you can not complain you can’t find our broadcast work in the coming days and weeks!
Let us know what you think - and if you have a story about Dublin which you think would make a great Cap D email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and put Capital D in the subject line….Helen
Check out the recent edition of Silicon Republic on Independent.ie - when we shared our intelligence on the podcasting market and where it is going. Podcasting is rapidly becoming a part of all online marketing conversations and we’ve just finished a new range of internal podcasting project for major Irish businesses - like Calyx - who are mentioned in the article. For those of us who know our podcasting work on podcastingireland.ie from good sounds on Making Waves or health news on Vhi Health Club it may be interesting to know we also a range of personalised and customised corporate online content solutions in both audio and video. We’re in the midst of major expansion of podcasting work - driven by the growing spread of broadband in businesses and enterprises and while we’d all love broadband is to faster - its an improving story and its one that is drawing more and more business to podcastingireland.ie - our online content portal. To find out more call Gillian at Athena Media or email her at Gillian@athenamedia.ie
To celebrate the airing of our series ‘Winning Women’ we’re holding a screening to showcase two episodes in Filmbase Temple Bar on 21st April. Its by invitation only but is any of our subscribers who like to come and see Born to Run: Joanne Cuddihy and Boxing for Gold; Katie Taylor on the big screen then send an email to email@example.com and mark the email ‘winning women’ - and we’ll reward the first five.
We’ve opened a myspace page for ‘winning women’ with regular updates on the series and it connects into both podcastingireland.ie’s page and athena media.
Hope you enjoy the series and thanks to everyone for taking part.