Busy bank holiday in Boher

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin THE village of Boher was buzzing over the June bank holiday, with the local community development association organising a series of events across a busy weekend.The festivities began on Friday May 31 with the opening of the refurbished community centre by Carmel Fox, CEO of Ballyhoura Development, with the blessing of Murroe parish priest Canon Tom Ryan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at the opening, Ms Fox said: “Boher Community Development Association and this current project is an example to other communities of how a key project can be developed in an area through a combination of a strong structure in the Development Association and through community support in terms of fundraising.“I am delighted to see that the centre is now in full use. I wish Boher Community Development Association and its members and the wider community in Boher continued success with the community centre.”The reopening of the community centre preceded a celebration of the 40-year anniversary of Boher’s 1973 junior county hurling success, with the players, management and officer involved being commemorated.On Saturday June 1, more than 130 people took part in a 33km cycle to raise funds for Cliona’s Foundation in memory of Ciara McCarthy, with funds in excess of €5,000 pledged to this worthy cause.The festivities concluded on Sunday 2 with the annual family fun day at Boher GAA pitch. Activities such as the fancy dress competition, obstacle race and tug of war proved very popular with the large crowd that had gathered to cap an enjoyable weekend in the community of Boher. Email WhatsApp Print Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Previous articlePig ‘n’ Porter returns to LimerickNext articleOut & About – Hermitage Green Gig at Dolans Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible NewsCommunityBusy bank holiday in BoherBy Liam Togher – June 13, 2013 746 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGSBoherCommunity Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Could Alfie be the new Nose of Tralee?last_img read more

48 hours at Massanutten Resort

first_imgNestled in the heart of Virginia’s bucolic Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Resort encompasses some 6,000 acres of Blue Ridge mountain terrain. Within its confines, visitors will find opportunities to engage in a plethora of outdoor activities that span the gamut from snow sports to zip line canopy tours. Visit in the summer time and you’ll be greeted by one of the best gravity-powered, downhill mountain bike parks on the East Coast. Come in the dead of winter and you’ll find top-notch skiing, snowboarding, tubing and ice skating. No matter what time of year you come to Massanutten, there will be five star farm to table fare, craft beer from local and regional producers, and mountain views for days.Day One OptionsTest Gravity at the Massanutten Bike ParkThe Shenandoah Valley has become a hotspot for downhill mountain biking, and the Massanutten Bike Park is one of the best in the area. With two chairlifts that service a network of gravity-fed trails, Massanutten offers a great mix of purpose built trails tailor made for beginner, intermediate, and expert riders.Hit the SlopesIf you’re visiting in winter, don’t miss the chance to hit some of the best slopes in the state of Virginia. Massanutten is home to wide groomed trails, a dedicated learner’s area, terrain parks and night skiing. Skiers and riders who visit Massanutten will have access to 14 runs serviced by 8 lifts. When snow is scarce, which is often the case in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, Massanuttten employs a unique snowmaking method that conserving energy by drawing water from a man made reservoir located on resort ground. If skiing and snowboarding aren’t your cup of tea, check out the tubing park or hit the ice skating rink. Take a Canopy TourWant to see the mountains of Massanutten from a totally different perspective? Consider signing up for an exhilarating canopy tour. This 90-minute journey will take you across four different ziplines that range in length from 90 to 470 feet.Day Two OptionsCross Country MTB on the “Western Slope”One thing that sets the mountain biking scene at Massanutten apart from that of similar resorts in the area and around the country is its access to cross country trails in addition to the purpose-built downhill park. The undeveloped “Western Slope” of the property is home some 30 miles of well-maintained  and clearly marked single track trails that wind up and down wooded terrain and are suitable for intermediate to advanced riders. The trails of the “Western Slope” are maintained by volunteers working with the nearby Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC). Those who volunteer their time with the SVBC are afforded access to this amazing network of trails. If you’re a mountain biker, don’t leave Massanutten without hitting the “Western Slope.”Hike the Massanutten Ridge TrailIf you’re looking to access one of the best views Massanutten has to offer via your own two feet, look no further than the Massanutten Ridge Trail. This 4.7-mile, moderately trafficked out-and-back, offers stellar views of the nearby ski area and the mountains surrounding Massanutten. To access the trailhead, start at the parking lot at the end of Del Webb Drive. For an added bonus, consider timing your hike with a sunrise or a sunset and be sure to come prepared with sturdy hiking boots and plenty of water.Where to EatAll that hiking, mountain biking, skiing, or canopy touring is sure to build up your appetite. Luckily, Massanutten is carefully cultivating one of the best dining scenes in the entire Shenandoah Valley. With three top-notch restaurants to choose from, you’ll never want for great food and drink when visiting Massanutten.Campfire GrillThis casual dining venue pays homage to the outdoors and the spirit of adventure, making it a must-visit destination for hungry campers of all ages. Camp stove chili, chicken dumplings, campfire pouches, and skillets are just a few favorites served at our scenic mountain setting. Just make sure to save room for the s’mores!BasecampThis indoor-outdoor bar and grill is the perfect location to enjoy a great local or regional craft beer on tap, but the food is not to be missed either. From fried mac ‘n’ cheese balls and house-made Bavarian pretzels to classic cheeseburgers and Southern staples like shrimp and grits, the Basecamp is the perfect place to refuel after a long day of Massanutten adventure.Virginia BBQ and Pizza Co.If you are craving a taste of down home southern barbecue, check out Massanutten’s all new Virginia Barbecue & Pizza Co. From their own custom built smoker, this eclectic establishment offers mouthwatering wood-smoked chicken, pork, and ribs accompanied by delicious, traditional southern sides. They also offer fresh breakfast every morning from 8 am to 11 am.Where to StayEagle Trace Town HomesThese charming town-house style units can accommodate anywhere from four to twelve occupants.The SummitTwo to four bedroom homes with all the amenities and sprawling mountain views.Massanutten HotelThe Massanutten Hotel is newly renovated and offers king or queen rooms.Nearby AttractionsVisit nearby Harrisonburg to get a feel for the bike and beer scene of the Shenandoah Valley!last_img read more

Fresno State seeks revenge on Utah State

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUtah State (20-7, 9-5) vs. Fresno State (9-16, 5-9)Save Mart Center, Fresno, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Utah State goes for the season sweep over Fresno State after winning the previous matchup in Logan. The teams last met on Dec. 7, when Fresno State made only 13 free throws on 15 attempts while the Aggies went 31 for 34 en route to the seven-point victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Fresno State seeks revenge on Utah Statecenter_img February 14, 2020 VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. . For Utah State, Sam Merrill, Justin Bean and Diogo Brito have scored 49 percent of the team’s points this season, including 67 percent of all Aggies points over their last five.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Merrill has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Utah State field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 30 field goals and 27 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: Utah State is a perfect 17-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.9 percent or less. The Aggies are 3-7 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Aggies have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Bulldogs. Fresno State has an assist on 38 of 80 field goals (47.5 percent) across its past three outings while Utah State has assists on 47 of 74 field goals (63.5 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Fresno State has made nine 3-pointers per game as a collective unit this year, which is second-best among MWC teams.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2019 schedule: TV channels, dates, times for every match at All England Club

first_imgDateRoundTime (ET)TV ChannelMonday, July 1First Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Monday, July 1First Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNTuesday, July 2First Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Tuesday, July 2First Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNWednesday, July 3Second Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Wednesday, July 3Second Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNThursday, July 4Second Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Thursday, July 4Second Round6 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNFriday, July 5Third Round6 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN+Friday, July 5Third Round6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.ESPNSaturday, July 6Third Round8 a.m. – 5 p.m.ESPNSunday, July 7Highlights3 p.m. – 6 p.m.ABCMonday, July 8Round of 16 Court 1, outer courts6 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPN2Monday, July 8Round of 16 Centre Court8 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNTuesday, July 9Women’s quarterfinals Court 18 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESPN2Tuesday, July 9Women’s quarterfinals Centre Court8 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNWednesday, July 10Men’s quarterfinals Court 18 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPN2Wednesday, July 10Men’s quarterfinals Centre Court8 a.m. – 4 p.m.ESPNThursday, July 11Women’s semifinals8 a.m. – 1 p.m.ESPNFriday, July 12Men’s semifinals8 a.m. – 2 p.m.ESPNSaturday, July 13Women’s final8 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPNSunday, July 14Men’s final9 a.m. – 3 p.m.ESPNWimbledon schedule todayMen’s singles matchesLoading…Click here or refresh the page if today’s match schedule does not appear.Women’s singles matchesWimbledonAll start times are estimatesClick here or refresh the page if today’s match schedule does not appear.Wimbledon factsOpta has compiled a comprehensive list of stats and facts ahead of the tournament.Men’s singlesThe last 16 years at Wimbledon have been dominated by the same four players: Federer (8), Djokovic (4), Nadal (2), Murray (2). The last winner at Wimbledon before them was Lleyton Hewitt in 2002.Each of the last eight men’s titles at Wimbledon have been won by either Novak Djokovic (4), Roger Federer (2) or Andy Murray (2).Each of the last five men’s Grand Slam tournaments have been won by either Novak Djokovic (3) or Rafael Nadal (2).Since Wimbledon 2004, at least one of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal has been in the semi-final of every Grand Slam (60 times). No player has won consecutive titles at Wimbledon since Novak Djokovic did it in 2014 and 2015.Novak Djokovic has won only one title at Wimbledon as the top ranked player: it was in 2015 when Djokovic beat Roger Federer in four sets.Only Roger Federer (8), Pete Sampras (7) and Bjorn Borg (5) have won more men’s singles titles at Wimbledon in the Open Era than Novak Djokovic (4).Roger Federer has won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon eight times, the most among all players in Wimbledon’s history.Rafael Nadal has the opportunity to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year for the third time after 2008 and 2010, following his win at Roland Garros in June. Nadal was the last player to achieve a French Open – Wimbledon “double”.Rafael Nadal has not won consecutive Grand Slam titles since 2010 when he won at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.Rafael Nadal has reached the semi-finals round in eight of his 10 last Grand Slam appearances. Should Stan Wawrinka win Wimbledon, he would become the 9th player to complete a career Grand Slam, having already won the Australian Open (2014), Roland-Garros (2015) and US Open (2016).French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem has never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon and has been knocked-out before the third round on four of his previous five appearances.Kevin Anderson has failed to make it through the fourth round of any Grand Slam tournament since he reached the title game at Wimbledon in 2018.Alexander Zverev has never reached the quarter-finals in his previous four appearances at Wimbledon and only once has he made it to the fourth round at SW19.Stefanos Tsitsipas will aim to reach quarter finals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career after making it to the fourth round in 2018. Kyle Edmund has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon and has been knocked-out before the third round on five of his previous six appearances.Roger Federer is the oldest player to win the men’s singles at Wimbledon (35 years and 342 days old in 2017). Since his win in the tournament in 2017, he has reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament only twice (winner of the Australian Open 2018 and semi-final at Roland-Garros 2019).Women’s singlesOnly Naomi Osaka has won consecutive titles in the last 16 women’s Grand Slam tournaments (US Open 2018 and Australian Open 2019).Only Amelie Mauresmo (2006) and Serena Williams (2016, 2015, 2010) have won the women’s title at Wimbledon as the top ranked player in the last 15 years. 11 of the last 12 women’s singles finals at Wimbledon have been played out over two sets. The only exception being Serena Williams’ win over Agneszka Radwanska in 2012.Serena Williams has won more Grand Slam titles in the Open Era than any other player (23) and one more victory would see her draw level with Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 (13 in the Amateur Era, 11 in the Open Era).Serena Williams could win her eighth women’s singles title at Wimbledon, moving her clear of Steffi Graf’s tally and behind only Martina Navratilova (9) for singles titles at SW19.Serena Williams has not won any of the last nine Grand Slams, with her last win coming at the Australian Open in 2017 – this is Serena Williams’ longest span without a Grand Slam title since 2002.Should Serena Williams manage to win the title at Wimbledon without dropping a set it would be the seventh time she’s won a Grand Slam in that fashion, more than any other player (currently tied with Martina Navratilova on 6). The last woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon without losing a set was Marion Bartoli in 2013.Naomi Osaka has won two of the last three Grand Slam women’s titles (US Open 2018 & Australian Open 2019) but has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon.Angelique Kerber has the opportunity to become the first European woman to win back to back titles at SW19 since Steffi Graf in 1995-96.Angelique Kerber has reached the women’s final in two of her last three Wimbledon tournaments but has never made it to the semi-finals in consecutive years.Angelique Kerber has failed to reach the quarter-finals in any of her last three Grand Slam tournaments since she won the women’s title at Wimbledon in 2018.Ashleigh Barty has reached the quarter-finals in her last two consecutive Grand Slam tournaments but failed to reach that stage in her previous 17 appearances in a Grand Slam.Only one player has won both Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year since 1997: Serena Williams in 2002 and 2015.Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova has failed to make it past the third round at each of the last four editions of the tournament, this after reaching at least the quarter-finals in five consecutive appearances before that.Karolina Pliskova has reached at least the quarter-finals in two of her last three Grand Slam tournaments but has failed to make it past the fourth round at Wimbledon.Caroline Wozniacki has never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon, she’s reached the quarter-finals at least twice at each of the three other Grand Slams.Sloane Stephens has reached the quarter-finals in three of her last five appearances in a Grand Slam tournament but only once in her seven appearances at Wimbledon.Garbine Muguruza has reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament only once since her triumph at Wimbledon in 2017 (semi-final at Roland-Garros 2018). 2019 Australian Open champ Naomi Osaka enters her third Wimbledon with the 2-seed, but she’s struggled in the past never advancing past the third round. Serena Williams comes in as the 11-seed looking to add to her list of 23 grand slam titles, including seven wins at the All England Club.Below is the full 2019 Wimbledon schedule, with daily TV coverage information and order of play for every round.LIVE: Follow SN’s coverage of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger FedererWimbledon 2019 scheduleThe 2019 Wimbledon tournament begins Monday, July 1. The tournament will take place daily over the following two weeks with an off day on Sunday, July 7. It will conclude with the women’s singles championship Saturday, July 13, and the men’s singles championship Sunday, July 14.Below is the round-by-round breakdown of the schedule for both men and women.Wimbledon TV channels, live coverageThe entire Wimbledon tournament can be viewed live on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+. In addition, viewers can stream the tournament online at ESPN.com and via the WatchESPN app. You can also follow the results with our live Wimbledon scoreboard. The 133rd edition of Wimbledon is here and there’s plenty of storylines to follow this year at tennis’ oldest major.Novak Djokovic earned the top seed for the men’s singles tournament while reigning French Open champ Ashleigh Barty boasts the No. 1 seed on the women’s side. Eight-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer sits right behind Djokovic with the 2-seed while Rafael Nadal rounds out the top three with the 3-seed.last_img read more