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The two teams could hardly have had more contrasting lead ins to the game with Dublin slowly finding their form two long years after they last looked like a side with genuine All-Ireland credentials.
With up to 27% off flights and holidays, the BA sale includes more than 90 destinations for travel until July 12, 2013: seven-night fly-drives based on Boston lead in at pounds 449, including return flights and inclusive Avis car rental, while two-night hotel breaks in Amsterdam, Dublin, Edinburgh, Jersey, Nice, Pisa, Rome and Venice lead in at pounds 149.
I think radio, with shorter advertising lead ins, will see a recovery first and I think we are seeing chinks of light now,' he said.
They play mostly on weekends or as primetime lead ins.
As acknowledged by the lead INS agent during the trial, the government's concerns easily could have been addressed with a simple phone call to the company.
Hilz, currently a member of I-Sector's board of directors, will lead INS as its President and CEO.