Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services

first_imgTwitter LimerickNewsRathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer servicesBy Alan Jacques – September 2, 2019 1287 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleGarda graduates march to an educational beat at University of LimerickNext articleNew marketing campaign to get more students into Limerick city centre Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin INDEPENDENT councillor Richard O’Donoghue and Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey have come together with the family of the late Francie Meade to raise funds for the Mid West Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Francie Meade of Five Roads, Rathkeale passed away after a brief but brave battle with cancer on September 22 last year. During his treatment his wife Geraldine and sons Bryan and Andrew stayed at Brú Columbanus in Cork and will never forget the kindness they were met with from this voluntary organisation in their time of need.In Francie Meade’s memory his family and many friends will now host a fundraising weekend in Rathkeale on September 28 and 29 to raise money for vital cancer care services. All of the money raised will be donated to Mid Western Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Andrew, Geraldine and Bryan Meade planning the memorial weekend in memory of Francie Meade.The fundraising weekend will kick off with a soccer tournament on Saturday September 28 at Rathkeale Astro Turf (Rathkeale AFC) from 4.30pm.On Sunday, September 29, a Road Run featuring vintage and modified cars, vintage and modern tractors, and motorbikes will commence from the Five Cross Roads. Registration will take place at the Five Roads Service Station from 10.30am.  Also on the day there will be afternoon tea and a cake sale at the Parish Hall in Rathkeale from 2 to 6pm.Cllr O’Donoghue and Cllr Teskey are urging all to get behind this very worthy cause and to remember Francie Meade – a man, they say that “helped many and always went out of his way to help those in need”. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSBrú ColumbanusCllr Adam TeskeyCllr Richard O’DonoghueFrancie MeadelimerickMid West Cancer FoundationRathkeale WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Falcons Face Elephants in WAFU Women’s Cup Final

first_imgFIFA World Cup –bound Nigeria are firm favourites for the WAFU Women’s Cup after eliminating Cup holders Ghana in the second semifinal following penalty shoot-out at the Stade Robert Champroux in Abidjan on Thursday.In the event, the nine –time African champions set up a final match date with host nation Cote d’Ivoire, which will hold at the same venue today.The encounter with Ghana was a repeat of last year’s semifinal, which the Super Falcons lost, and although both teams had chances to score, regulation time ended 0-0 and the game had to go into penalty shoot-out. The Dame Elephantes fluffed two of their kicks to hand Nigeria victory. “The competition has been quite interesting and it has been a great experience for the Super Falcons. Against the Ivorians, we will play our normal game, approach things calmly and take our chances.“Winning the Cup would be good for the girls’ spirit and just reward for their endeavour here. It would also significantly motivate and spur those members of the team who will be going with us to the FIFA World Cup final camp in Austria on Monday.”The Falcons are due back in Nigeria on Sunday, while the delegation to the FIFA World Cup final camp in Austria will depart Nigeria on Monday night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

UKGC report finds gambling participation on the rise

first_imgShare UKGC gambling statistics highlight retail declines May 29, 2020 UKGC – Credit ban applies across all technology verticals June 10, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Parliamentary report brands Gambling Commission as ‘toothless’ June 28, 2020 StumbleUpon A report released by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) looking into ‘Gambling participation in 2018: behaviour, awareness and attitudes’ has found that the number of people who have participated in gambling has increased since December 2017. The survey, carried out by telephone and online by independent market research company Populus, found that 46 per cent of respondents had participated in any form of gambling, up from 45 per cent in 2017.Mobile betting was also found to be on the rise, with 55 per cent of respondents stating that they had gambled using either a mobile phone or tablet in the last four weeks, an increase of four per cent. Participation in the national lottery continued to be the most popular gambling activity, closely followed by scratch cards and other lotteries. The UKGC report stated: “National Lottery draw players are much more likely to gamble to win in general (53 per cent) than to gamble for fun (20 per cent).“Conversely, machines in bookmakers (FOBTs) players are much more likely to gamble for fun (58 per cent) than to win (32 per cent).“Of those who brought tickets for a charity lottery or other lottery, 55 per cent reported gambling to support good causes. This compares to 15 per cent who brought tickets for the National Lottery draws, and 5 per cent of those who purchased scratchcardsWhile football and horseracing were the most betting activities, with 5.7 and 3.8 per cent respectively of participants having placed bets on the sports.Online betting on horseracing has seen a marked increase, with a growth of 10 per cent to 55 per cent. This is a significant increase from 2015, whereby 38 per cent of respondents had placed an online bet on horseracing. A spokesperson for the UKGC stated: “A key factor that influences where someone gambles is a company with a reputation for being fair and trustworthy. “Consequently, responsible gambling companies that deliver great customer service will be at an increasingly competitive advantage.“As the regulator, trust, safety and fairness are vital to us and we want everyone to focus on how we can make gambling fairer and safer for all. This includes operators, charities, researchers and treatment providers who have a role in working with us to build a stronger culture of innovation and evaluation to benefit consumers and reduce harm.”last_img read more