first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan.Pic. Emma Jervis/ Press 22LIMERICK TD Maurice Quinlivan has revealed that he made the decision not to take a front-bench position with Sinn Fein after requesting a new role in the opposition party.Speaking to the Limerick Post this week, Deputy Quinlivan said: “My decision not to take on a front-bench position was made following numerous conversations with our Party President, Mary Lou McDonald. It was my decision and I have requested a new role that will leave me, I believe, best positioned to serve the constituents of Limerick City much better.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ”I now am the only opposition TD in Limerick. I am very proud of my efforts in the last Dáil as our spokesperson on Jobs, Workers Rights and Pay Equality and appreciate the trust that was placed in me by my colleagues and I am excited to commence a new role within our talented Dáil team, a role that should will be announced pretty soon.”Deputy Quinlivan believes the new Sinn Féin front bench team for the 33rd Dáil will be the most effective opposition in the history of the State.“Our front bench team is ready for this challenge. My party are eager to play a constructive role in this Dáil and are ready to hold each Minister to account on behalf of our constituents.“The Sinn Féin front bench is extremely strong. I am delighted that colleagues such as Pearse Doherty and Eoin O’Broin have remained in their roles. I am equally pleased that we have injected new voices to this team.“We believe we have a team that can make a strong contribution in this Dáil and I am eager to support my colleagues in this effort. This team is oozing with talent and I look forward to working with my colleagues closely as they tackle their specific briefs.”Quinlivan went onto describe representing the constituents of Limerick as an “honour”.”I am grateful they have demonstrated such confidence in myself and Sinn Féin. We received massive support in the February election, and we will be making every effort to achieve the change that this country and our city needs,” he concluded.center_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMaurice Quinlivan Previous articlePOSTPONED: 2020 Rás Tailteann delayed until 2021Next articleShannon training programmes go virtual Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin LimerickNewsQuinlivan passes front bench for new role in partyBy Alan Jacques – July 10, 2020 843 Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

first_imgKyle Walker(BOULDER, Colo.) — A man who survived a harrowing ordeal, falling 60 feet while climbing the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado, has finally left rehabilitation.Kyle Walker, 26, was making his way up the range’s second flatiron April 16 — without ropes — when he fell. His GoPro camera, which was strapped to his chest at the time, captured the terrifying incident.The video, which is a little less than six minutes long and was posted on YouTube, begins with Walker’s hands desperately holding onto rocks as he tries to maintain his grip.“Oh, what have you done?” he can be heard saying to himself.On that day, he was alone and free-climbing — meaning climbing without ropes. He said he’d tackled the Flatirons hundreds of times.But, at the video’s 48-second mark, he appears to lose his grip. He told the Boulder Daily Camera that his foot had actually slipped.“In the middle of my final move I realize I’m tiring quickly and I have one chance to explode over the rock to a resting place,” Walker told the Boulder Daily Camera. “Instead my feet slipped on the lichen-covered section of the wall and I was in free fall before I knew what had happened.”The camera captured the free-fall down the rock’s face. After the fall, almost five minutes of video showed very little but captured Walker’s ragged breathing as he went in and out of consciousness on the ground.He was found by a hiker about an hour later and was taken by rescuers to a hospital. There, he learned that he’d broken his wrists, eight ribs as well as his pelvis. He also punctured a lung in the fall, according to the newspaper.He was released from Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital this week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgIrish head football coach Brian Kelly told students that the football team needs to “get back to a collegiate sense of community” at a meeting with student government Tuesday.Speaking to members of the Hall Presidents’ Council (HPC) and the Council of Representatives (COR) at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, Kelly described the overhaul the football team recently underwent — and he wasn’t talking in terms of offense and defense.Instead, Kelly said he was expecting the football team to get rid of the attitude of “us” and “them” and become a part of the student body.“My job is to reconnect some of the things that I believe haven’t been emphasized in the proper manner,” Kelly said to the students. “This is not a relationship of separation. It should be all of us together.”Kelly said he saw a divide between student-athletes and the rest of the student body when he arrived on campus this past winter. He said he believes football is the best way to “get the bridge between students and athletes back.”“I want the players to reengage with something that is really unique to Notre Dame,” he said. “Part of that is the community and the love students have for what happens on this campus.”In a personal attempt to have his players engage more with the student body, Kelly said he is looking for some different characteristics when it comes to recruiting.“The kind of guys that I am recruiting here now are going to be hardworking and they better recognize the value of the Notre Dame education,” he said. “Not all of them will be on the same elite level as the students in this room, but they are going to work their butts off.”Hoping to redefine what it means to be a football player at Notre Dame, Kelly gave a description of what he hopes people see when they look at the team.“At the end of the day, I am looking for tough gentlemen — tough on the field and gentlemen off,” he said.Now that the players knows what is demanded of them off the field, Kelly said they are more committed to their job, which, he said, is not being just a football player but being a Notre Dame football player. “The number one thing I talk to my players about is whether or not they care,” he said. “If you aren’t excited to play for the University of Notre Dame then you are not going to play here.”Kelly said he doesn’t want to have players who don’t understand the importance of the University they represent when they run out onto the field. “My players should understand that if they’re going to come to Notre Dame, it’s going to be about being at a unique place,” he said. “There is a uniqueness to us that doesn’t make us better or worse, but it makes us different. The right kinds of guys understand that.”Elaborating on what he thought was the right personality for his football team, Kelly told the students the players they will be seeing will bear little resemblance to some of recent years.“We’re not going to be bringing in guys who want to hang out here while they wait for the NFL. Those days are over,” he said. “I want guys who want to play for Our Lady — I usually get what I want.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Premier League has reported record adult and junior season ticket sales for 2012-13. Total adult sales across the 20 top-flight clubs last term were 476,776, beating the previous best of 476,267 from the 2007-08 campaign. The figure represents a seven per cent increase on 2004/05, the first season the Premier League started compiling season ticket data. However, league officials were even more delighted with the impressive junior season ticket sales. An overall sale of 58,546 represents a massive 26 per cent increase from 2004-05, achieved as a result of major new initiatives aimed at attracting more fans to games. Some of the moves highlighted by the Premier League include: – Everton reporting a 39 per cent surge in season ticket sales for Under-16s after introducing a £95 season ticket for Under 11s and a £149 ticket for those aged 12-16. – Newcastle United claim to have Europe’s largest family enclosure area of almost 8,200 for 2013-14, with a combined adult and child season ticket available for £483. – Aston Villa offering family season tickets for two adults and two children, with prices starting at £650 for families with children under-eight and £695 for those under-16. – Arsenal launching the ‘Young Guns’ Enclosure for supporters aged 12 to 16 with access to 1,000 tickets to every weekend category B and C Premier League match for a fixed price of £10. Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has called on all clubs to come up with some kind of fan initiative, which also includes Stoke offering free travel to away games. “Making football more attractive and more affordable for families is something clubs have worked hard at over the last few years,” said Cathy Long, the Premier League’s head of supporter services. “Football is increasingly a family affair – 29 per cent of fans attend with children, and the clubs are doing a better job in making football more accessible to them. “In 2009, 76% of parents thought clubs catered well for their need, but that had increased to 87 per cent last season.” Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Published on July 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse released its 2016 cross country schedule late last week. The defending national champions’ 2016 schedule looks similar to that of last year, as seven of SU’s eight meets will be repeats from 2015. Last November, the men’s team captured its first national title since 1951. Led by juniors Colin Bennie and Justyn Knight, SU’s men looks to claim its seventh consecutive conference championship this fall.The 2016 campaign was the second-straight year SU finished in the top-five of the national meet. Before that, the Orange hadn’t been in the top-10 since 1957.Since taking the helm in 2005, head coach Chris Fox has guided the Orange in its most successful era. Last year, he led the Orange men to its first national title. In the past six seasons, Fox has guided the men’s team to six conference championships.Below is the full 2016 schedule for the Syracuse cross country team.Saturday, Sept. 3 — Harry Lang Invitational (Hamilton, NY)Saturday, Sept. 10 — Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational (University Park, Pa)Friday, Sept. 23 — Panorama Farms Invitational (Charlottesville, Va)Friday, Oct. 14 — Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Madison, WI)Friday, Oct. 21 — John Reif Memorial (Ithaca, NY)Friday, Oct. 28 — ACC Championships (Raleigh, NC)Friday, Nov. 11 — NCAA Northeast Regional (Bronx, NY)Saturday, Nov. 19 — NCAA Championships (Terre Haute, IN)AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more