NewsLocal NewsIrish tourists encouraged to explore West LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 3, 2014 1014 Print Advertisement Previous articleCouncillor fined for using mobile while drivingNext articleLimerick’s visual arts and galleries Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD,MINISTER of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, has launched a new 52-page booklet, which encourages visitors to Ireland to explore West Limerick.The publication, which was created by West Limerick Tourism with the support of West Limerick Resources, has been produced to encourage visitors to the area to step out and explore one of Ireland’s best kept secrets.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at the launch, Deputy Ring commented, “I am delighted to be here to launch the new Explore West Limerick visitor guide. These guides provide a great offering for tourists looking to explore the different elements of our towns and cities.”“Bringing all the elements of the local tourist offering together is key to attracting more visitors to the less well known attractions, and ensuring that they stay a little longer and experience more of our well known culture and heritage,” he added.The guide, which is available in hard-copy and on-line, features a wide range of things to do, including a number of little known gems such as Saturday night ballroom dancing at Knockaderry Community Centre and a Spiritual Garden of Remembrance created around a seven-circuit labyrinth hidden away behind St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Askeaton. It also tells the story of the region’s rich history, spectacular scenery, great outdoors, glorious gardens, food and culture and highlights the towns and villages of Abbeyfeale, Adare, Askeaton, Foynes, Glin, Newcastle West and Rathkeale.West Limerick Tourism chairperson Elaine Davidson said that the production of the visitor guide is the single most important thing the group has worked on this year.“West Limerick attracts upwards of 250,000 visitors a year and, to date, there has been little information available for those who would like to explore beyond Adare,” she said.“The visitor guide is part of our strategy to raise the profile of the region and show people that a wonderful welcome awaits. We know that we have a world-class tourism product that offers something for everyone, no matter what their interests are,” Ms Davidson enthused.The Explore West Limerick guide is available to download at www.visitwestlimerick.com. TAGSExplore West Limerick guidelimerickMichael Ring TDMINISTER of State for Tourism and SportWest Limerick Tourism Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth’s Katelynn Bagley connects with a pitch during the fourth inning of a high school softball game against John Bapst on May 4 in Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLELLSWORTH — It wasn’t a strikeout or an extra-base hit that got the Ellsworth softball team going — in fact, it wasn’t even one that scored a run — but the Eagles still got just what they needed.With Ellsworth trailing 1-0 in the third inning of Thursday’s game against John Bapst, freshman Trinity Montigny stepped into the batter’s box. The Eagles hadn’t been themselves offensively early in the game, but that was all about to change.“You’ve got this, Trin,” Ellsworth’s head coach, Dottie Cameron, shouted to Montigny as she stepped into the batter’s box. “Let’s get a spark going.”On the first pitch she saw, Montigny laid down a bunt. The ball slowly rolled toward the pitcher’s circle before hooking slightly to the left. By the time someone picked it up, Montigny was already at first base.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textImmediately, the mood in the Ellsworth dugout reached a new level of exuberance. The Eagles are always a passionate bunch, but they had been in dire need of a breakthrough. This was it; the chants got louder, the offense found its rhythm and the runs kept coming.“These girls are so passionate and so united as a team,” Cameron said. “They play for each other, and when one of them gets going, they feed off that.”Ellsworth used sound baserunning and timely hitting to earn a 13-4 victory over visiting John Bapst on Thursday evening. It was the third win in a row for the Eagles after falling to Mount Desert Island to start the season.Ellsworth (3-1) trailed 1-0 after two innings but took the lead in the bottom of the third when a Hannah Sargent grounder and John Bapst error scored Montigny and another run. Sargent scored on a Mariah Young groundout after stealing second base and advancing to third on a passed ball. Callie and Katie Hammer both reached base and eventually scored the final two runs of the inning to put Ellsworth up 5-1.After John Bapst (2-3) scored two runs the following inning, Ellsworth responded with six in the fourth. A combination of passed balls and alert baserunning put the Eagles up 9-3 before the Hammer sisters capped of the inning with a pair of doubles that stretched the lead to eight runs. The Eagles would later add two more runs in the sixth to seal the win.“We’re a very aggressive team on the basepaths,” Cameron said. “You have to be able to take advantage in any situation, and sometimes that can happen when the other team might not expect it.”Offensively, Callie Hammer led the way for the Eagles with two doubles and two RBIs. Mackenzie Chipman pitched five innings before Sammy Mason finished off the game by pitching the final two. The two combined for 10 strikeouts and allowed only five hits.The win marked the third time in four games that Ellsworth had scored more than 12 runs. Ironically, the only time the Eagles failed to reach that benchmark came in one of their strongest performances of the young season: a 3-1 win against defending state champion Old Town on April 29.“That was a big win that will help us going forward,” Cameron said. “We were already confident, but to beat a great team like that is going to make us even more confident when we battle tough teams.”Ellsworth baseball beats Bapst, WAThe Ellsworth baseball team (2-2) stopped a two-game skid by beating John Bapst 11-1 on Thursday.Both the softball and baseball teams play their next games at home against Washington Academy at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 5. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Bio
A DERRY man who illegally opened his Letterkenny-based bookmakers shop on Easter Sunday has been ordered to pay cash to the Donegal Ladies U-14 football team.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that gardai observed customers entering and leaving McBride Racing in the town on April 20 last year.Owner Thomas McBride, Kingsfort Park, Culmore, Derry, admitted a charge of breaching betting laws. His solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin said the 74-year-old had no previous convictions and new legislation introduced in January past now allows betting on Easter Sundays at bookies.“Unfortunately my client jumped the flag on this one,” said Mr McLaughlin (a Buncrana man and Donegal fan).He pointed out that the maximum fine under 1931 legislation was 50 punts (or €60) and his client would be glad to make a charitable donation to avoid a conviction.“I’m told there is a horse running later today at Cheltenham called Girly Girl and perhaps a wager on that could help a charity. It’s 5/1,” said Mr McLaughlin.Judge Paul Kelly shook head, remarking that he wasn’t a gambling man.The judge asked if Mr McBride would be willing to make a €100 donation to the Donegal U14 football team instead of recording a conviction.The bookmaker replied: “I’d be delighted to.”(Girly Girl finished 3rd in the 5.30pm race at Cheltenham. Those in court who took a note of the horse’s name may well be out of pocket).DERRY BOOKMAKER ORDERED TO GIVE CASH TO DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL TEAM was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Donegal U14sgirls footballMcBride Racing
I regularly get asked questions by people who read my blog, and often the queries have similar inspirations. Recently I received one asking “How do I motivate myself?”The source of all motivation is finding the answer to the question “Why?”If you want to spring out of bed in the morning, passionately ready to begin your day instead of hitting the snooze button three times in a row, you need a compelling reason to do so. You need a “why?” When you identify the reason “why” you will immediately reclaim the 27 minutes you spend sleeping each morning.If you aren’t excited by your work, anxious to engage in doing whatever it is that you do, and giving yourself over to that work, you don’t have a reason that is compelling enough. You might be tempted to abdicate your responsibility for bringing purpose and meaning into your work, preferring instead to believe that your manager and leaders are supposed to provide that for you. Inspired and enlightened leaders may do that, but you can make your work meaningful enough by finding inspiration on your own.Your personal health and well-being is your primary responsibility. If you aren’t motivated to take care of yourself, to eat well, to exercise, to do things that reduce your stress, then you either lack a “why” or you aren’t paying attention to all the “whys” in your life. Like your family and friends. Like the people who count on you. Like the contribution you are here to make.A lack of motivation is a form of ingratitude. It indicates that you don’t yet appreciate the life you have been given for what it really is: the opportunity to make a difference, and the chance to make a contribution.Knowing something is true and not acting on it is the same as not knowing. But knowing you have been given a gift and wasting it is not to appreciate that gift. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain
Dalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium winger Yannick Carrasco has emerged as a target for Arsenal.Sky Italia says the 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February last year.Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian international, who has given his ‘approval’ to the move.Carrasco is said to be open to moving to the Premier League with the Gunners now favourites for his signature.Milan had been keen on Carrasco and the player even liked a social media post about a potential move to the San Siro.But there are doubts over whether Milan would be able to afford the deal, with Carrasco currently pocketing around £170,000-a-week in China. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Pep Guardiola: I have no money!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he has no money to spend in January.It’s been suggested Guardiola is seeking a new centre-half signing for the winter market.But the manager insists: “It’s not up to me, but we can’t buy anyone in January.”We do not have the money to deposit large amounts. That didn’t work in the summer, so not in the winter either.“We will do it with the players that we have. With Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Eric Garcia and the new players in the youth academy. We have young talented players that we can count on.” He added: “Vinny (Kompany) had a great personality and he was very helpful to me and the entire club. But he has decided to go to Anderlecht and we must continue.”
Larry Johnson watches the team practice before the Blue and White scrimmage April 20 at Beaver Stadium.Credit: Courtesy of Daily CollegianLarry Johnson is officially an Ohio State Buckeye.OSU made the announcement Wednesday, naming Johnson the next assistant head coach and defensive line coach for the Buckeyes, according to a press release.“I am very pleased that Larry Johnson is an Ohio State Buckeye,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said in the release. “I have great respect for him as a family man, as a coach and mentor of young men and as a recruiter. He is an outstanding addition to our coaching staff.”Johnson spent the last 18 years of his career at Penn State, including overseeing the entire defensive line for the last 14 years. He also spent 20 years coaching high school football in Maryland and Virginia, according to the release.“In just a few hours I can tell that Ohio State cares about football,” Johnson said in the release. “There is a winning tradition that is important here. They care about academics and they care about players, and I like the way coach Urban Meyer approaches things. He’s a great teacher. He is very organized and this is what I was looking for.”Johnson is set to replace former Buckeye defensive line coach Mike Vrabel, who announced via Twitter Jan. 9 he was leaving OSU to take a job with the Houston Texans of the NFL. Vrabel’s jump to the NFL comes after Houston announced the hiring of former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien Jan. 3.While coaching at Penn State, six of Johnson’s defensive linemen were first-round NFL Draft selections, most recently Jared Odrick in 2010. Johnson also coached seven first-team All-Americans on the defensive line in his time at State College, Pa., including Courtney Brown, who was picked No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft in 2000.Since 1996, Johnson’s first season with the Nittany Lions, no other Big Ten team has had as many players from one position win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year than the five defensive ends Johnson coached.“I am really impressed with the Ohio State players. I just met a group of players, walked out of the room and thought, ‘wow,’ these are kinds of players I want to coach,” Johnson said. “They were really impressive.”Johnson, who grew up in Williamston, N.C., coached a defense that led the nation in sacks from 2005-09. He focuses on fundamentals and forming relationships with the players he coaches, according to the release.“I’m a relationship guy and I think in order to get the best out of your players you have to develop relationships,” Johnson said in a released statement. “I’m also a teacher. I like to teach the basic fundamentals of football. I want guys who are fundamentally sound and have the ability to play fast and to play relentless.”Johnson’s salary was not immediately available Wednesday evening, per OSU. The man he is replacing at OSU, Vrabel, earned a base salary of $291,004 last season, according to the USA TODAY coaches database.According to PennLive, Johnson was offered to remain as defensive line coach for the Nittany Lions by their new head coach — James Franklin — but declined.The Buckeyes are set to open their 2014 campaign Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The Ohio State football team has suffered another casualty.After losing sophomore safety Vonn Bell already this spring to an injured MCL, redshirt-freshman wide receiver Jalin Marshall can be added to the list of players out for the remainder of spring practice.According to a report by Bucknuts.com, Marshall is set to have surgery Friday morning to repair a torn meniscus and will miss the remainder of spring practice.Senior quarterback Braxton Miller, junior tight end Jeff Heuerman and senior wide receiver Evan Spencer have not practiced since the beginning of spring. Miller is out with after having arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder, Heuerman has a broken nose and Spencer is rehabbing from a lower leg injury suffered in OSU’s 40-35 loss to Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl.After the first day of spring practice March 4, coach Urban Meyer noted he had seen an improvement in Marshall since he first walked on campus.“Jalin Marshall today, completely different football player than he was a year ago,” Meyer said. “Why? I put that on the coach. Let the kid go play. I saw what you saw, great looking dude, but he didn’t play great. Just go.”Marshall did not play for the Buckeyes in his first season in Columbus, despite coming in as a highly touted recruit out of high school. He was expected to compete for playing time next season, after the graduation of OSU’s leading wide receiver, Corey “Philly” Brown.Former Buckeye linebacker Ryan Shazier said before the Orange Bowl against Clemson he thought that Marshall was a player to watch for in the future.“Even some of those guys on offense like Jalin and (redshirt-freshman tight end) Marcus Baugh and guys like that,” Shazier said Dec. 13. “I feel like they’re going to do a really good job next year helping this team. They’ve been doing a great job on scout and even practices so just watching them in this bowl practice is going to be really key.”An OSU spokesman did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment Wednesday.The Buckeyes are scheduled to open the 2014 season Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the second half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 13 Ohio State (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) rolled past Michigan State (7-3, 5-2 Big Ten) Saturday 48-3. The Buckeyes outgained the Spartans 524-195, making the Spartans’ the second-lowest total offensive output Ohio State has allowed this season with Maryland’s 66 yards marking the fewest yards allowed. Here are some important statistics from Ohio State’s win over Michigan State.3 – turnovers forced by Ohio State. Coming into this game, Ohio State hadn’t forced a turnover in its past two games. The last turnover came on an Amir Riep interception in Ohio State’s 56-14 victory against Nebraska. It hadn’t forced multiple turnovers since Oct. 7 against Maryland. Until Saturday. Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball once. Ohio State forced 27 turnovers and intercepted 21 passes over its 13 games played and had just one game without a turnover. So far, Ohio State has only 13 turnovers over nine games and already has two games without a turnover. The inability to force turnovers has been an issue for a team that relied on that turnover ability as a key part of its success last season.2 – Michigan State tackles for loss. Ohio State imposed its will on Michigan State all night, and a big part of that came down to the dominating effort the Buckeyes’ offensive line put in against the Spartans. Michigan State was only able to break out and tackle a Buckeye ball-carrier beyond Ohio State’s line of scrimmage twice all game, and came away with zero sacks on quarterback J.T. Barrett. Ohio State lost only four yards combined on the two tackles for loss.The Spartans were only averaging 5.67 tackles for loss per game, 73rd in the nation, so they did not come into the game expecting to take the Buckeyes down frequently. But Ohio State’s offensive line was opening up holes for Ohio State’s running backs all game and provided Barrett with plenty of time to complete passes when he stood in the pocket. The offensive line for the Buckeyes has been a strong unit all season for the Buckeyes, and matched up against one of the tougher defenses of the season, it stood strong against a potent defensive line. 27 – carries between Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins. For the first time in weeks, Ohio State had trust in its running backs. Weber and Dobbins combined for 27 carries against Michigan State Saturday and totalled 286 rushing yards for an average of 10.6 yards per carry. Weber was the only one of the two who punched a run into the end zone as he carried 47- and 82-yard rushes for scores.Before this game, Weber and Dobbins had combined for just 31 carries over the past two games. Despite finding continued success throughout the season, the dynamic running back pairing has been used sparingly since the season-opener against Indiana when Dobbins had 29 carries. Though head coach Urban Meyer said after the game it was largely the result of trying to control the flow of the game, the decision to run the ball as frequently as Ohio State did led to its most convincing offensive showing all season. If Ohio State continues to trust in Weber and Dobbins moving forward, it could continue to see dominant rush outings like it did Saturday.2 – penalties taken by Ohio State. A recurring problem for the Buckeyes throughout the season has been penalties. The Buckeyes entered the game with the fifth most penalty yards taken per game in the nation, averaging 77.2 penalty yards per game. Against the Spartans, the Buckeyes were a far more disciplined team, committing only two penalties for a combined 27 yards. One was a targeting penalty that ejected redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones from the game. For once, Ohio State did not shoot itself in its own foot with penalties. The Buckeyes remained disciplined throughout the game outside of the aforementioned Jones’ targeting call and a pass interference call on freshman cornerback Jeffrey Okudah on Michigan State’s last drive of the game. The improved discipline out of the team helped keep the Buckeyes in the game and not give up unnecessary yardage.121 – Michigan State yards before the fourth quarter. It felt like Ohio State kept Michigan State from producing a first down all game. The Spartans had two first downs on their first drive of the game, and did not have another until about halfway through the second quarter. Michigan State’s offense produced 75 yards in the second quarter, but just 46 between the third and fourth quarters. By the time the Spartans started to rack up the offensive yardage, it was the fourth quarter, and the backups for Ohio State were all playing.The pressure consistently maintained on Lewerke throughout the game kept the Michigan State quarterback from settling in all night. The Spartans running attack was unable to get past a formidable Ohio State front-seven. Cornerback Denzel Ward made several strong plays in the secondary as did cornerback Damon Arnette, and the linebacking corps — which came with several new faces — did its job filling in for a pair of injuries. Ohio State’s defense has been what has cost Ohio State the most this season, but a strong performance Saturday to limit the Spartans should put them back in the good graces of Ohio State fans.
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is looking to the bright side of things by stating that a squad with no World Cup stars gives the kids the “pre-season of their lives”The Red Devils’ boss Jose Mourinho has repeatedly lamented the fact that so many so his first-team players are still away on holiday due to their participation at this summer’s World Cup with only a dozen, so far, having returned for pre-season training.Switzerland midfielder Nemanja Matic has now returned to the squad, while new signing Fred and goalkeeper David de Gea are set to join the squad at their US training camp within the week.But United will still have to make do without the likes of World Cup winner Paul Pogba due to reaching the latter stages of the competition.With just 18 days till their Premier League opener against Leicester City, last season’s runners-up will likely have to use academy players like Tahith Chong and James Garner.But Mata is trying to stay positive.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We all know that this is not the squad that is going to be the first-team squad when we start the Premier League in the first game of the season,” said the Spaniard, according to MEN.“But it is what it is. And I like to see it in a positive way, which is so many youngsters are with us.“It speaks very well about how the Manchester United academy is working and it’s an incredible experience for them. So for us, the senior players, it’s about getting some minutes and getting the rhythm of the game.“And for the kids, it’s just the pre-season of their lives, I believe. Because, if I was 19, 20, 18 and I had the chance to play with first-team players of Manchester United, I will definitely try to take my chance.“So, yeah, we are not still all here, but the ones that are here, we are trying to enjoy it as much as we can.”