Competition winner

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGScompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – September 28, 2016 743 center_img Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleState aid given to Shannon firm linked to US money laundering probeNext articleWogan remembered as a ‘giant among broadcasters’ Alan Jacques Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WELL done to Niamh Gleeson from Castletroy who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of her choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy. Enjoy!The answer to our competition in last week’s edition was Black Hills Forest.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s Limerick Post. WhatsApplast_img read more

20 bags of mephadrone seized in Castlderg

first_img Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Police have seized 20 bags of suspected mephedrone during a drugs operation.The bags of white powder were recovered during a search by police officers in Castlederg, Co Tyrone, on Friday, but details have just been released by the PSNI.The seizure is believed to be the first of its kind in the North West and comes just weeks after a new law was passed to make the possession and the taking of mephedrone a criminal offence.Six properties were searched and the bags of white powder were found in two of the properties. No arrests were made but police said they are continuing to make enquiries.Area Commander Chief Inspector Andy Lemon said the seizure, coupled with the recovery of 40 cannabis plants last week in Artigarvan, demonstrated that police had the capability to tackle the drugs problem that currently exsists in the Strabane District area. News Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleCalls for Lifford hospital campaign to go nationalNext articleTwo young men killed in Fanad crash News Highland 20 bags of mephadrone seized in Castlderg By News Highland – May 25, 2010 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

LVG: United could have won title

first_img As he watched the matches at his grand Cheshire home, all he felt was envy. United, of course, are not in the competition this season after their seventh-placed finish under David Moyes last term. But Van Gaal hopes to be dining at the top table again next year. “Of course I miss it,” he said. “When I look to the matches this week also, great matches and also sometimes disappointing because the level was not always high and the difference between the teams was very high, I believe, so I miss it very much. “I hope we shall achieve our goal for the season and play next season in the Champions League but we still have 15 points to fight for. It is not done yet.” The squad will heed Van Gaal’s warning about complacency. But given that United are eight points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool with five matches to go, it would take some collapse for the Red Devils to slip into the Europa League places. The Dutchman has already started scouting players for next season. He has also taken comfort from the fact that some of his signings from last summer have started to find form. Daley Blind and Ander Herrera are playing their best football of the season and against Chelsea Luke Shaw looked like the young left-back who shone so brightly for Southampton last season. Shaw has not had the best of seasons since joining United from Saints for £28million, but Van Gaal is convinced the 19-year-old will grow into a man and excel next season. “I believe in Shaw so for me it isn’t a surprise he played very well against Chelsea and I am very happy for him,” Van Gaal said. “It is of course the first season for a 19-year-old boy because he is still a boy and he is growing and maybe next year he is an adult in the pitch and I hope so.” Van Gaal still has a number of players missing for Sunday’s game at Everton. Defenders Phil Jones (ankle), Marcos Rojo (adductor) and Rafael (rib) are out and midfielder Michael Carrick (calf) is also unavailable. Centre-back Jonny Evans returns from suspension, but there are doubts over midfield duo Daley Blind (ankle) and Adnan Januzaj (ankle). Press Association Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United may well have won the Barclays Premier League this year had it not been for their wretched start to the campaign. Table toppers Chelsea stretched their lead over third-placed United to 11 points last weekend with a 1-0 victory over the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard grabbed all three points for the Blues with a 38th-minute winner, but in truth there was little between the two teams and Van Gaal is already plotting to overthrow the champions elect next season. He admits he may not have had to wait that long before getting his hands on the top prize, though. Had it not been for a poor run of three wins in their opening 10 games, Van Gaal thinks it could have been United running away with the title in April, rather than Chelsea. “Yes, we had a very bad start,” the United manager told MUTV when asked if he wondered what might have been this season. “I have already explained that after several matches why so I don’t have to repeat myself but if we had started well, we could have been the champions.” With Chelsea now two victories away from opening up an unassailable lead, Van Gaal has already admitted defeat in the title race. His focus is now on qualifying for the Champions League. The world’s top club competition returned with a bang this week. Bayern Munich thrashed FC Porto 6-1 to set up a semi-final against Barcelona and Real Madrid edged a tense battle against their neighbours Atletico thanks to Javier Hernandez’s 88th minute winner. But while the rest of the football-loving public gasped and shrieked at a week of enjoyable continental football, Van Gaal did not enjoy it anywhere near as much. last_img read more

Sheldon Charles focused on becoming professional cricketer

first_imgBy Elroy StephneyHE is highly ambitious, intelligent and has an insatiable appetite for the sport he loves dearly. The quiet-spoken yet affable Sheldon Charles was born in Region No. One in the village of Kariaku, Barama River before migrating to Region 2 where he now resides at Lima on the Essequibo Coast.The Form Three student of Anna Regina Secondary plans to attend the University of Guyana to become a mechanical engineer. But for now, he is seriously devoted towards enhancing his skills as he dreams of playing cricket at the highest level. He was recently appointed captain of the Essequibo Under-15 team to become the first cricketer of Amerindian descent to be at the helm of the team.While this is a significant achievement, the elegant batting all-rounder, who represented Guyana at the Under-15 level last year in Grenada, is focused on more success, as he is in the form of his life.Charles registered impressive back-to-back centuries of 102 not out and 149 during the recently held trial matches that were organised by the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB).The national Youth all-rounder has also recorded seven half-centuries during his emerging career. He attributed his fine form to being engaged in daily intense physical training, simulation exercises, practice sessions and the constant motivation he receives from his two brothers including Zavier McDonald who was a former national Under-15 fast bowler.While Charles had a moderate inter- county tournament, he topped the batting aggregate for his team. He also plays senior division cricket for Gunners Sports Club where he has already made a delightful impression as a quality player.It was no coincidence therefore that he named Australian Steve Smith and India’s Virat Kohli as his favourite cricketers. It is those inherent qualities which those two great batsmen possess that have inspired him to believe in his ability and to set high standards for himself.Charles is now hoping to retain his place on the national team, having played three matches during last year’s tournament. Thereafter he intends to firmly build on such foundation and to secure a place on the national Under-17 team as well.With such aspirations and his ambition to represent Guyana at the senior level too, the sky is the limit for the talented cricketer. Charles is only the third player from the Amerindian community to have represented Guyana after Lance Roberts who played last year with him and Mark Gonsalves who did so at the Under-17 level.He is also the first to achieve the feat as a resident of Region No.1. He is also the youngest Essequibian to play at the national youth level and will become the first to play in back-to-back national Under-15 tournaments should he do so this year.The budding all-rounder also acknowledged that Essequibo’s cricket can rise above the ashes of the past given the abundance of potential in almost every corner of the region, including in the Amerindian communities.Charles’ rapidly growing reputation will no doubt send chilling fears to any opposition, but he is not distracted and is now focused on building a successful career as a professional cricketer.last_img read more