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

‘Bitchassness’ Prompts Questlove To Pull The Roots From David Bowie Tribute

first_imgOn the eve of his untimely death, a special tribute concert to David Bowie was announced to take place at Carnegie Hall on March 31. By morning, the tribute became a memorial and eventually a second date was even added to accommodate the overflow of love coming from both artists and fans for the Thin White Duke.Slated to play the event are The Flaming Lips, Pixies, Cyndi Lauper, Cat Power, and R.E.M‘s Michael Stipe, who performed Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” earlier this week on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Also billed to play are The Roots, but as of last night, Questlove has expressed via Instagram that the “The Roots/Bilal/Kimbra (w/ Wendy Melvoin, DD Jackson & Ray Angry) pulled out of these Bowie gigs,” Pitchfork reports.Evidently this decision comes from a debacle concerning equipment with another artist(s) at the event. “Mood. I’ve never been so insecure or petty as to deny a fellow musician use of ANY of my equipment (or my band’s equipment—-or resources or contacts or knowledge or ANYTHING),” he writes, “it angers me when that same courtesy is not reciprocated. (Believe you me I was about to get #TomPetty or #PettyWap or #PetRockAndCLSmooth or #BlackPetty or however you wanna roll wit it).” He adds that he is “keeping a level head and not being self destructive is a weak point I’m working on” and has some patience. “But we do NOT have patience for the #Bitchassness.” Preach, Questlove. We’ve got your back!last_img read more

Mesut Ozil mocks Jesse Lingard after Arsenal beat Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisement Jesse Lingard branded the Emirates his dancefloor after scoring in January’s FA Cup clash against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)United swatted Arsenal aside at the Emirates in their recent FA Cup clash during which Lingard angered the home fans by performing Michael Jackson’s moonwalk dance after scoring his side’s second goal.The England international, who also performed the Milly Rock when he scored in last season’s league meeting, subsequently labelled Arsenal’s home ground his ‘dancefloor’ but having gained revenge on Sunday, Ozil was quick to respond on social media.He tweeted: ‘Dancefloor huh!? Superb performance! Brilliant result! Thank you Emirates Stadium! Proud to be a Gunner!’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement ADVERTISEMENT Mesut Ozil made a rare start against a fellow top six rival as Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0 (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil took a subtle dig at Jesse Lingard following Arsenal’s vital 2-0 win over Manchester United.Unai Emery’s side significantly enhanced their prospects of a top four finish and closed to within a point of arch rivals Spurs in third place after condemning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to the first league defeat of his interim United tenure.Granit Xhaka’s viciously swerving shot deceived David de Gea to open the scoring in the 12th minute and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made the points safe midway through the second half, keeping his composure from the penalty spot a week on from his costly north London derby miss.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDancefloor huh!? 🤨🤫😉 Superb performance! 💣 Brilliant result! 💥 Thank you Emirates Stadium! 👏🏼 Proud to be a Gunner! ❤❤ #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö #WeAreTheArsenal @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/EHn7CoHh2O— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 10, 2019center_img Comment Mesut Ozil mocks Jesse Lingard after Arsenal beat Manchester United Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Mar 2019 7:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShareslast_img read more

Syracuse football reaches new low point with 58-27 loss to Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The boos began sporadically in the second quarter, from pockets of fans in the stands who disagreed with Syracuse’s play call on a third and short. When Syracuse scored on the ensuing snap, sounds of disagreement still rained down from its fans. They didn’t even wait until the play was over on the next Syracuse possession when Trishton Jackson caught a third-down swing pass that went nowhere, booing their home team before they had a chance to run off the field.As the defensive woes got worse, the boos grew louder. Three Boston College drives in a row ended in scoring plays of 50 yards or more. Syracuse’s offense, which had started about as well as it could have, suddenly fizzled. As AJ Dillon and David Bailey gashed the Orange for big gains, all SU and its fans could do was turn and watch as the contest and their season slipped away for good, a feeling they know all too well. A strong first quarter by the Orange (3-6, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) quickly turned irrelevant when Boston College (5-4, 3-3) blew them up to the tune of 34 points in the second en route to a 58-27 win. The Eagles totaled 484 yards of offense by halftime, a number that spiked to 691 by the end. Syracuse’s early 17-10 lead turned into a 44-20 deficit by halftime, and whatever hope SU had of winning the game, and possibly making a bowl game, disappeared along with it. “It’s tough going into the halftime, score like that,” SU head coach Dino Babers said. “…There obviously came a point in the game where the game was over and you needed to get some guys out because you still have three more games to play.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTJ Shaw | Staff PhotographerEarlier in the week, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers repeatedly emphasized the importance of physicality in determining the outcome of Saturday’s game. By halftime, it was clear who the more physical team was. It was clear who the more confident team was, the more well-rounded team, the better team. It wasn’t Syracuse. And it hasn’t been all season. Syracuse wasn’t the better team when, on eerily-similar plays, safety Evan Foster crashed into the box and BC scored on deep touchdown passes. It wasn’t the better team when it went three-and-out on back-to-back drives and failed to score during the last nine minutes of the first half. And it definitely wasn’t the better team when it allowed the Eagles’ pair of running backs to scamper into the endzone untouched, without even a chance of being tackled. “We’re hurting right now,” SU tight end Aaron Hackett said after the game. “Everyone’s hurting. It’s been a tough season.”Considering this year’s iteration of Syracuse football is even more difficult when taking into account how good the team was last season. Ten wins for the first time in almost two decades, a bowl game win, a preseason ranking heading into this year. After peaking at No. 12 in the AP poll last year and beginning this year No. 22, many viewed this season as the second of many successful campaigns for the Orange. Sure, players like Eric Dungey, Dontae Strickland and Chris Slayton were gone. But in to replace their production came Tommy DeVito, Moe Neal and talented defensive ends. Babers had turned around the lowly Syracuse program from a perennial ACC bottomfeeder to a team that could contend with Clemson on a yearly basis.That’s why when the preseason win totals were released for every FBS team and Syracuse was expected five victories, some called it “laughably low” and bets on the over eventually raised the total to seven. All three of The Daily Orange’s beat writers picked the Orange to win nine or ten games. It wasn’t a matter of if Syracuse would surpass the expected five victories. It was a matter of if the Orange would double that. And yet, three-quarters through the season, SU now needs to win two of its last three games to even reach five wins. Syracuse won’t be making a New Year’s Six Bowl, like some expected. It won’t come close to the 10 wins it earned last season.No, this Syracuse team can’t be compared to that of last year. A more apt task would be to look at this year’s version of the Orange next to that of the 2016 and 2017 teams. Three years ago, during Babers’ first season as head coach, SU began the season 4-4 and finished it with four losses in a row. In 2017, after a 4-3 start, the Orange dropped their final five games. This year, Syracuse still hasn’t gotten to the lowly four-win mark that it has the prior five seasons. And it may not. Saturday’s game against Boston College served as SU’s most-likely victory over its final third of games. Up next are two road games and a matchup with No. 23 Wake Forest. Even as recently as a few weeks ago it appeared as though the Orange still had a shot to make a bowl game. Now, they’ll be lucky if they don’t lose the final seven games on its schedule and finish 3-9, a low untouched since 2014.  TJ Shaw | Staff PhotographerMake no mistake; of all of the low points of Syracuse’s season thus far — the 43-point loss to Maryland, the 35-point loss to Clemson, the blown opportunity at NC State — this is the lowest the Orange have been. Not just this year, but during the past four. No, this team may not be as bad as the 2016 or 2017 units. But after last year’s revitalization and this year’s expectations, the disappointment surrounding Syracuse football is as wide-spread as it’s been in a long time. “We feel the same heartache that (the fans) do, even worse,” Andrew Armstrong said. “No one likes to lose. We don’t like to lose.”At halftime, the Orange – who still haven’t defeated a Power 5 team – bowed their heads and looked away from the stands as they entered the locker room. But its fans, their boos as loud as ever, weren’t even watching them. They were headed for the exits. They’d seen enough. Of this game, of this team and of this lost season. Comments Published on November 2, 2019 at 3:26 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34last_img read more