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HHHA LITTLE bit of America will descend on Croke Park his month. The northside venue will play host to the Classic American football game as the University of Central Florida take on Penn State on August 30. To coincide with the game, there will also be a fan zone set up in the Temple Bar area, with pep rallies, cheerleaders and tailgate sessions all adding to the fun.

HHHA LITTLE bit of America will descend on Croke Park his month. The northside venue will play host to the Classic American football game as the University of Central Florida take on Penn State on August 30. To coincide with the game, there will also be a fan zone set up in the Temple Bar area, with pep rallies, cheerleaders and tailgate sessions all adding to the fun.

HHHKEEP an eye out for Mrs Brown's Boys star Rory Cowan out in Rush this evening. The Dublin actor, who plays the part of Brendan O'Carroll's gay son in the smash hit comedy, will be doing the honours in the northside seaside town tonight as he officially opens the harbour festival.

There are lots of activities planned, including fun runs and a festival craft fair. Live music is also on the bill along with loads of entertainment for children. Ballyfermot native Cowan spoke previously about how he used to go to Rush every year on his holidays.

HHHTOP designer Helen Cody will be casting her discerning eye over fashionable attendees at the RDS Horse Show next Thursday. Cody will join fellow judges Melanie Morris and Marietta Doran at the Shelbourne's Most Stylish Lady competition held in the hotel after the horse show. And there's a super prize up for grabs - a stay in the Le Parc Trocadero Hotel, Paris. Stylish ladies are asked to trot along to No 27 Bar at 6.30pm in the Shelbourne.

HHHA NEW play by award-winner Sonya Kelly will receive its world premiere in Dublin next month. Written and performed by Fringe First award-winner Sonya, How to Keep an Alien will open at the Tiger Dublin Fringe on September 4 and run until September 13. The production, by the Rough Magic theatre company, is an autobiographical tale.


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