#Limerick man Ross is finally at peace

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedin TAGSClarelimerickmissingRoss Minihanshannon estuary Facebook WhatsApp The late Ross Minihan will be laid to rest this WednesdayROSS Minihan, the 37-year-old Limerick man, who was missing for over three months, “is at peace now”, after his remains were returned to his family following the discovery of his body last week.The remains of Mr Minihan were discovered on the Clare coastline of the Shannon Estuary on Tuesday.37-year-old Ross, a father of two from Rathbane, went missing before Christmas last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Tuesday, the crew of the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard spotted a body on the shoreline near Colmanstown Castle at Labasheeda in County Clare.Rescue 115 crew, who were on a training exercise in the Shannon Estuary near Kilrush raised the alarm and the Kilrush RNLI lifeboat attended the scene while members of the Kilkee unit of the Coast Guard were also mobilised to assist.The remains were removed and later last week were identified as being those of Mr Minihan.Ross, who is survived by his two children Dawn and Darren had been missing from his home since December 17 last.Originally from Sycamore Avenue in Rathbane Ross was living in Sixmilebridge but was last seen in the Rathbane area on December 17.In a post to a facebook memorial page for Ross, his sister Emma posted; “Rest in peace my big brother your at peace now XxX, our hearts are broke we will never ever forget you , it’s like a bad dream but I know your looking down on all of us xxxxx.”Ross will be laid to rest at Mount St Oliver cemetery following requiem mass this Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.He is survived by his parents Michael and Mary, children Dawn and Darren and sisters Tanya and Emma who have collectively thanked the work of all the emergency, search and rescue groups who assisted. Emailcenter_img Previous articleJack knifed truck blocked #Limerick to #Waterford roadNext articleClinic for Great Limerick Run participants this Wednesday #Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live News#Limerick man Ross is finally at peaceBy Staff Reporter – April 4, 2016 1325 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

J-D/CBA wrestlers humbled by Fulton, 61-18

first_imgThey opened at 160 pounds with back-to-back pins by Camrin Galvin and Ian Bogardus before Tyriq Block, at 182 pounds, got the Rams on the board, pinning Cameron Lugo midway through the second period.Right after, Muaweyah El-Hindi (195 pounds) got a 58-second pin over Shane Goutermout as Nikoli Sims, at 285 pounds, finished off Jonathon Bell in 93 seconds.But the Red Raiders won each of the remaining nine bouts, though Matt Dougherty got close at 99 pounds for the Rams, taking a 9-6 defeat to Fred Pagan. Ethan Wells (126 pounds) battled Andru Walts in a 6-1 loss. Tags: ESMF-MJ-D/CBAwrestling A night earlier, East Syracuse Minoa was in action against Auburn, and it did well in the early going, only to see its big lead get away in a 38-36 loss to the Maroons.Only twice did the Spartans win on the mat, with Michael O’Brien (145 pounds) pinning Jack Bennink in 3:36 and Ali Abudlla, at 170 pounds, getting a 32-second fall over Isaiah Parkman.Forfeits went to Aslan Abdulla (160), Andrew Crone (195), Conor Todd (285) and Davis Palmer (106 pounds), but Auburn, trailing 36-23, won the last three bouts with two pins plus Brad Boyhan beating ESM’s Ayden Johnston 7-2.Fayetteville-Manlius met Baldwinsville last Thursday and earned just four victories as it fell to the Bees 57-15.Liam Malgieri, at 285, got the Hornets on the board, beating Korbin Haney 10-4. Later in the meet, Luke Richter (145) won 7-2 over Liam Fitzgerald, with Sawyer Dereszynski (170) handling Connor Kral 12-6 as Alex Dauksza (160) took a forfeit.Other bouts were close, but B’ville claimed them, including Abdulrahman Abouelamayem (113 pounds) falling 5-1 to Mason Clark as Kyle Sykes (120 pounds) fell to Max Naples 4-1.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Though it has made tremendous strides as a collective program, the Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA wrestling still has to look up at Fulton, as does everyone else among the Central New York large-school ranks.The Red Raiders, who were atop the state Division I rankings when they were released late in December, would handle the Rams 61-18 when they met head-to-head last Wednesday night in Fulton.Fulton had just gone through a classic battle with state no. 4-ranked Spencerport on Jan. 4 and lost, 31-28, so it was quite eager to get back to winning form at J-D/CBA’s expense.last_img read more

Murray shouldering even more of scoring burden in Tumolo’s absence

first_imgInstead of the instructions coming from somewhere in front of her, usually from her right side, the advice Alyssa Murray received came from the sideline.With Michelle Tumolo out for the remainder of the season with a torn left ACL, Tumolo has gone from a leader on the field to assuming a de facto assistant coaching role. Her bond with Murray remains the same — but different.On Friday against Notre Dame, Tumolo and Murray talked on the sideline. It was the first game since Tumolo tore her ACL. In her first game out of the lineup, Tumolo told Murray a specific cutting lane and shot angle she could exploit. Murray scored three of the team’s first four goals and assisted on the other.“Coming into the game, I was really focused and just really wanted to come out and get a good start,” Murray said. “I didn’t necessarily know I was going to get all those shots.”Murray and the Orange (12-3, 6-0 Big East) will face Loyola (Md.) (9-6, 5-1) and Georgetown (11-3, 5-1) this weekend. SU plays Loyola at 7 p.m. on Friday and the Hoyas at 1 p.m. on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMurray must continue being the scoring threat she has been her entire career, with defenses now focused on her even more. In the three games without Tumolo in the lineup this year, Murray has eight goals and seven assists.“She’s definitely taken over as the leader and director of the offense,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “She’ll direct it and make sure we’re all on the same page and make sure there’s focus and execution out there.”No player in the country had more points or goals last season than Murray. Her 105 points bested Maryland’s Tewaaraton Award winner Katie Schwarzmann by 11, and her 74 goals eclipsed Schwarzmann’s total by two.This season, Murray’s 70 points lead the team.“She has a way about herself on the field,” said Colleen Kilgus, who coached Murray at West Babylon (N.Y.) High School. “My first time seeing her play, I knew that she was going to go far with lacrosse as she is an extremely talented player. Alyssa really knew how to work the crease from the left side.”Murray now has the chance to prove she can lead without Tumolo on the field.“I think Alyssa Murray has one of the best analytical minds and visions of the field,” SU attack Bridget Daley said. “I literally trust her with my life when it comes to the offense.”Murray said she doesn’t see her role changing that much. All of SU’s players must step their games up and reach their potentials.“I think that all over the field, we’re not trying to replace what Michelle brought to the field because that’s a difficult thing to do,” Murray said. “ … But I think everyone else is just trying to pick up their own leadership and pick up what they think the team needs.”Daley said now is when the real test comes and the team finds out where it is come tournament time. It’ll be the player she said she’s trusted with her life who leads the way.Said Gait: “She’s a very focused individual that’s driven, and she’ll do a great job.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 25, 2013 at 12:21 am Contact Josh: [email protected]last_img read more

Andy Murray could face Nadal, Federer and Djokovic after tough draw

first_imgAndy Murray will not face Novak Djokovic until the Wimbledon final after being kept apart in Friday’s draw, although he could have a tricky run to reach that point.The Scotsman is seeded three and opens up against Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin. If he makes it through he will face one of Robin Haase or Alejandro Falla in the second round. If all the top eight seeds make it into the quarter-finals then 2013 champion Murray will face Spain’s David Ferrer.However, if 10th seed Rafael Nadal finds some form then the two-times Wimbledon champion could instead be Murray’s opponent at that stage. In the semi-finals, Murray could then face seven-times winner Roger Federer in a repeat of the 2012 final which he lost to the Swiss if he progresses through his section of the draw without any complications.Djokovic – who won the Australian Open at the start of the year, but lost the French Open final to Stanislas Wawrinka – opens up with a tricky contest against Philipp Kohlschreiber, the German world No. 33. The Serb – a winner over Roger Federer in last year’s final to win the title for a second time – could then face former champion Lleyton Hewitt in the second round.Kohlschreiber had match points against Federer at Halle last week and at number 33 in the world, he only just missed being seeded for the grasscourt grand slam. Federer will play Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur. Nadal, seeded 10th and also in the bottom half of the draw, will play Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci.–last_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: A group of hardy souls from Donegal went to ‘Hell and Back’ in aid of the Donegal Hospice.The sun was shining in Sligo last Saturday as FORTY-FIVE participants from Donegal embarked on “Irelands’ toughest mental and physical endurance challenge” in aid of the Donegal Hospice. A 12km course riddled with obstacles including barbed wire crawls, log-carrying hill climbs, 10 foot walls, electric fence gauntlets, a sniper alley and a never ending amount of mud and freezing water!The Donegal Devils took on this challenge with admirable enthusiasm and proudly wore their Donegal Hospice t-shirts throughout.Specsavers Letterkenny would like to extend a massive thank you and congratulations to everybody who took on this challenge for such a great cause.You should all be very proud of yourselves! Also thanks to McLaughlin Coaches in Convoy for getting the Devils up and down in one piece. 🙂DONEGAL GROUP GO TO ‘HELL AND BACK’ TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnewspicture specialSportlast_img read more

Long walk to university reaps the reward

first_imgA man from Hanover Park in Cape Town walked a total of 34km every day to get to university, and go back home. His journey ended with graduation this week. Now he is putting to work and is teaching the next generation at a local school. Eric van der Byl proudly holds his Bachelor of Education degree after graduating this week. (Image: supplied) • South Africa’s Smart Schools showcased on Brand South Africa media tour • Kenyan gogo teaches her grandchildren a thing or two • South African policies help to reduce poverty, says World Bank • KZN pupils switch on the e-school • Storytelling takes centre stage Priya Pitamber In 2010, Eric van der Byl started studying at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He had to walk 17km to campus and then 17km back home again each day because he could not afford transport.He did that for four years, through rain and cold, heat and sun. But his hard slog has paid off: Van der Byl graduated this week with his Bachelor of Education degree. Now 44, he was at a loss for words for a while, only able to say that the ceremony was unbelievable.But his effervescent personality came through when he was asked why he had persevered under such circumstances. “I had to become the source that could provide encouragement and help. My view is I could help and I did. In my second year, I became a mentor and tutor [at the university].”Van der Byl opted to study education because, as he described it, “teaching is the mother of all professions”. He is now teaching Grade 7 at Parkfields Primary in Hanover Park.He admitted he still had a lot to learn. “The first month has been very hectic,” he said. “I feel like a blind man. There is something new every day.” But the other staff members had been very helpful and the school “is wonderful”, he said. He marvelled at the teachers who operated like well-oiled machines. One day, he said, he wanted to be like them.“I believe in holistic education. It’s not just about teaching subject knowledge,” he told Cape Town newspaper, Cape Argus. “It’s about opening [students’] minds to all the possibilities that are out there for them. I see it as my main role to open their minds to the skills and talent and other potential that they possess.”Van der Byl was listed as a graduation highlight on the university’s website. “He has shown true spirit and determination in pursuing his goals, going as far as walking 17km daily to get to campus,” it read. “He, too, is already putting his qualification to use and is employed as a teacher…”Vice-chancellor Professor Tyrone Pretorius said: “This is indeed a very special occasion, not only because this is the first year I will be presiding over graduation ceremonies or that we are celebrating UWC’s 55th anniversary, but because I am proud of the calibre of graduates UWC has produced.“Being a socially responsible university, I have no doubt in my mind that this latest crop of graduates will go on to do amazing work for the betterment of not only South Africa, but the world at large.”Going forward, Van der Byl, a father of three, would like to pay off his study loans and perhaps pursue his postgraduate honours degree. “But I am not sure if I could balance everything now,” he said.His story has received a positive reaction from often cynical readers. In the comment section on the IOL website, Cynicalenigma wrote: “You give me hope, sir. If I had a kid, I would want you to be his/her teacher. Thank you.” Kgatle commented: “What a beautiful story. I imagine the kids that are taught by this hero will turn out okay indeed, just like their superhero teacher.” And Vuyo said it was a good story that made his day.last_img read more

Standhardinger certainly a big boost to Gilas cause

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Serena Williams on her first million-dollar check and the gender pay gap Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant The pony-tailed 27-year-old is being groomed to be an integral part of Gilas in the years to come, with coach Chot Reyes breaking him in gently as he is also slated to play in the Fiba Asia Championship in Lebanon in late August.“It was nice,” Standhardinger said when asked how he felt after getting his first official Philippine Team game off. “I need to do better next time, though.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRavena and Paras have hugged the spotlight coming over and both didn’t disappoint even though the Filipinos lost to Canada 150, 77-90, Saturday night.Standhardinger, meanwhile, just went about his business and battled Canada’s bigger, more athletic frontliners tooth and nail in all the 25 minutes and 33 seconds he was on the floor. Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – There’s one Gilas Pilipinas newcomer who is the tallest, beefiest of them all who should be commanding all the attention yet is very content playing behind the likes of Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras.Christian Standhardinger is a 6-foot-7 center of German descent who made his national team debut on Saturday afternoon in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational playing as the back-up to import Mike Myers.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img “Oh, man, he can play,” former Gilas skipper Jimmy Alapag, now one of the squad’s assistant coaches, said. “And he plays really hard. That’s probably the way the game is played back in Germany, and the way we like it at Gilas.”At the end of what had been a very trying grind, Hardinger certainly announced that he deserves the same praise the other newcomers are getting. He scored nine points and had 10 rebounds.And we can only imagine what “I need to do better means,” and how well it could help the team in the tournaments to come.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View commentslast_img read more

Canelo-GGG to MayMac fans: We’ve got a real show for you

first_imgGolovkin said he might watch the replay of Mayweather-McGregor this week, but didn’t seem terribly interested. Alvarez, who took his only career defeat against Mayweather in 2013, said he ordered the pay-per-view, but “to see a show, not a fight. I knew what I was getting.”“We weren’t negative on that event,” Loeffler added. “We just made it clear that this is the real boxing match, and that was a spectacle. It was the most popular MMA fighter against the most popular boxer. … You shouldn’t sell it as a real, competitive fight. But we were happy that it wasn’t a disaster to where people would be down on buying this fight.”Although Loeffler praises McGregor’s showmanship and MMA skills, he likened the matchup to Muhammad Ali’s infamous 1976 fight with Japanese pro wrestler Antonio Inoki.“It was really more of an exhibition,” Loeffler said. “It wasn’t really a boxing match.”But don’t mistake Loeffler for an Oscar-style hater. He thinks the long-term benefits of that short-term curiosity outweigh the drawbacks.“The more boxing exposure we can get for the sport in general, the more fights that can be made,” Loeffler said. “It brought (boxing) to the mainstream. It got a lot of attention that many other events never have a chance of getting. But I really think (Alvarez-Golovkin) is the highlight of boxing for this year.” Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ray Allen visits Manila NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Loeffler and De La Hoya are both grateful that most casual sports fans seemed to enjoy Mayweather’s 10th-round stoppage victory: The unusual fight appeared to be competitive, and it largely entertained people who don’t watch every big fight.And if those casual fans now want to see the best that boxing has to offer, De La Hoya and Loeffler are selling Mexico’s biggest star against an unbeaten Kazakh knockout artist for four middleweight title belts.“I’m glad that so many people bought the fight so they can see what boxing is all about, and what boxing is all about is September 16th with Canelo and Triple G,” De La Hoya said.De La Hoya sent out a furious, profane tweet to his 1.8 million followers one day before the bout, declaring that Mayweather and McGregor were “disrespecting the sport of boxing.” De La Hoya didn’t back down from that opinion during public workouts in downtown Los Angeles for Alvarez and Golovkin, who attracted well over 1,000 fans standing in 90-degree downtown Los Angeles heat for four hours.“Only Mayweather knows, why it lasted 10 rounds,” said De La Hoya, who lost a close fight to Mayweather in 2007. “Obviously, Mayweather is not the biggest puncher in the game. If there was a Canelo in there, obviously it would last one round.”ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:16Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ But now that Mayweather’s farewell victory over the UFC champion went off without a major embarrassment for boxing, De La Hoya and fellow promoter Tom Loeffler hope their upcoming megafight between Saul Alvarez and Golovkin will be carried to new heights by a surge of interest created by the spectacle of the summer.If you liked Floyd and Conor, they think you’re going to love Canelo and Triple G.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGolovkin meets Alvarez on Sept. 16 in the same Las Vegas arena where Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round last Saturday. The result was no surprise to De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez, or to Loeffler, who guides Golovkin’s career.“We were all pretty convinced that Floyd would win,” Loeffler said. “We were just hoping that it wouldn’t be a disaster where people were going to say, ‘We’re never going to buy another pay-per-view.’” Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Boxer Canelo Alvarez works out as he hosts an open-to-the-public media workout at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is a 12-round box fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES — Oscar De La Hoya had no desire to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s victory over Conor McGregor last weekend. Neither did middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who smirked at the idea of taking the time away from his family.“I just thought it was a fraud, and I still think it’s a fraud,” De La Hoya said Monday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more