Abbeyfeale – Where community spirit connects to a rich heritage

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSAbbeyfealefeaturehistoryvideo Email Abbeyfeale’s Munster Football success can inspire any team Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Abbeyfeale company getting back to work Printcenter_img Stay Healthy at Home with Previous articleLimerick responding to its FDI potentialNext articleCathedral hosts Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund NewsCommunityAbbeyfeale – Where community spirit connects to a rich heritageBy Bernie English – July 12, 2018 2810 WhatsApp HERITAGE is something Abbeyfeale has in abundance. Throw a stone and it will likely fall on a spot were Daniel O’Connell mounted a stage-coach or where monks tended to the spiritual needs of the community.And the Abbeyfeale Heritage Committee is on a journey to make sure that the people who live in the town know all about it and spread the word to bring visitors in.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ruari Dennison, a local man, committee member, artist and monument conservationist told the Limerick Post that the committee is on a mission.“Understanding the history of a place is very important to a community,” he said.Ruari explained that one area of the town’s heritage that has been all but lost is the history of the Abbey site which gives the town its name.“But we are trying to rediscover it. We’ve got funding from the National Heritage Council and we are looking at quite a large number of documents”.The heritage group has operated in a number of forms over the years and is now affiliated with the Abbeyfeale Community Council, a registered charity.“We’re managing to make more progress by being involved with the council in terms of drawing down funding for the various projects,” said Ruari.The committee stages events to illustrate the rich history of the town and to get local people involved.Coming up are a number of re-enactment events including one on Sunday, August 26 as part of National Heritage Week.The site of the old Abbey will be the centre of the event, where re-enactors in Medieval costume will take the town back in time, demonstrating skills such as stone cutting and woodcarving and showing life as it was in days gone by.Ruari will be very unlike himself, dressed in a monk’s costume for the occasion.“We want to encourage local people and cultivate engagement with the historical sites. Understanding the narrative of the town’s historic development will bring about a sense of pride in the place. Our history should be a source of enjoyment for locals and visitors alike”.“We want to send out the message that Abbeyfeale has a story to tell,” he explained. Corbally St Patrick’s Day parade kept its distance Watch: Ingenium sets the standard for city centre regenerationlast_img read more

HSE refuse to comment on reports of swine flu cases at LGH

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic HSE refuse to comment on reports of swine flu cases at LGH Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest News WhatsApp Google+center_img Twitter Google+ Previous articleDerry PSNI appeal for information after police car struck in hit and runNext articleJohn Hume suggested that the Irish government “put Margaret Thatcher straight” News Highland Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The HSE is refusing to comment on reports that two people have been admitted to Letterkenny General Hospital with swine flu. Both are understod to know each other.A spokesperson for the HSE has confirmed a general increase in the number of cases nationally, saying the increase was expected and is not a cause for alarm.However, no regional breakdown is being provided.The HSE says incidents of flu across the country are increasing, and this year, the predominant flu virus is the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu.This flu virus mainly affects younger people and those with preexisting medical conditions, women who are pregnant or have been in the last 6-8 weeks are also particularly at risk.While refusing to comment specifically on the Donegal situation, the HSE is reporting a major rise in people attending GPs and GP out of hours services with flu like illnesses, with most people then self medicating at home.They say some people have been hospitalised, and a small number have been admitted to intensive care units. Latest figures show that in the week between the 13th and 19th of December, 30 positive swine flu specimens were detected, more than double the number in the previous week.On December 21st, there were 14 people in hospital across the country, 3 of them in ICU. However, no geographic breakdown is being provided. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp By News Highland – December 30, 2010 last_img read more

China marks 70 years of communist rule

first_imgPresident Xi Jinping pledged peacefuldevelopment on the 70th birthday of Communist China on Tuesday. BEIJING – China celebrated its growingpower and confidence with a massive display of military hardware and troops. The event was the country’s mostimportant of the year as China looks to project its assurance in the face ofmounting challenges, including nearly four months of anti-government protestsin Hong Kong and an economy-sapping trade war with the United States.(Reuters)center_img Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army march past Tiananmen Square during a rehearsal before a military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China in Beijing on Oct. 1. REUTERS/THOMAS PETERlast_img

The Latest: Chicago Fire player tests positive for virus

first_imgBut the team said having an empty stadium for the opener was the “responsible thing to do right now for our community.”___Vanderbilt has canceled Friday’s practice after some positive COVID-19 test results.The private Southeastern Conference university is not sharing the number of positive results. But Vanderbilt issued a statement noting the university’s ongoing testing procedures has “positive COVID-19 test results.”Vanderbilt says it is working closely with its Public Health Command Center and other health officials assessing potential close contacts and advising on additional steps. But Vanderbilt cites federal student privacy law in not disclosing information that could identify any student who has tested positive. August 21, 2020 Nearly 200 sports programs across three NCAA divisions and the NAIA have been eliminated since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States in March.___The Southeastern Conference has modified its previously announced requirements for COVID-19 testing.The league has outlined specific cardiac evaluation requirements from its initial report and will have a third, rapid test close to competition for sports with a high risk of close contact.The SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force has now specified the cardiac evaluation would mandate a troponin level, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram and a medical evaluation by a physician. Associated Press The Major League Soccer team says the player is asymptomatic and isolated “under a strict and detailed protocol.” The rest of the players on the team have registered consecutive negative test results.The Fire lost 3-0 at Columbus on Thursday night, but the team says the player who tested positive wasn’t on the trip.The Fire have started daily testing of their first team and staff as a result of the positive test. They also have implemented contact tracing.Their next game is against Cincinnati on Tuesday at Soldier Field.___ The Latest: Chicago Fire player tests positive for virus Appalachian State’s football team is returning to practice Friday after pausing workouts because of a coronavirus cluster.In a statement, athletics director Doug Gillin said the team will return to work in small groups or “pods.” The program is also implementing “more stringent capacity limits” on shared facilities such as the locker room or weight room.The school said Tuesday night there have been active cases for seven students and four staffers associated with the team. Gillin’s statement Friday said the team went through scheduled testing on Wednesday before the school cleared the way for a return to workouts.___Iowa will drop four sports programs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year in response to the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Nebraska is putting 51 athletic department employees on furlough and all others will take a 10% pay cut in response to the budget crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The furloughs and pay cuts will be in effect from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.“The postponement of the fall sports season, and specifically the football season, has put us in the position of making some very difficult decisions that impact every member of our staff,” athletic director Bill Moos said. “In my three decades as an athletic director, I have always said that people are our most valuable resource and there is no question that is true here at Nebraska. These are outstanding staff members and great people, and that is what makes this a particularly tough day.”The measures are in addition to department cuts announced in June that included a 10% reduction in overall expenses for the 2021 fiscal year, no merit raises and the elimination of 17 jobs. In total, staffing decisions are expected to result in a savings of about $3 million.___ ___The University of Louisiana-Monroe has paused football practices because of nine new positive COVID-19 tests earlier this week, athletic director Scott McDonald said Friday.McDonald says ULM hopes to resume practice by early next week as soon as ongoing testing indicates it is safe to do so.“We fully anticipated an increased exposure to COVID-19 with the reopening of campus, the beginning of the fall semester as well as uptick in related off-campus activities,” McDonald said. “We also knew that we would have to work to create a modified student-athlete bubble once classes and on-campus activities resumed this month. “We’ll await the latest round of test results while continuing to monitor our quarantined and isolated student-athletes.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chicago Fire say one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19.center_img School President Bruce Harreld and athletic director Gary Barta said in a joint statement that a projected revenue loss of $100 million forced the university to discontinue men’s gymnastics, men’s tennis and men’s and women’s swimming and diving.The athletic department deficit is projected at $60 million to $75 million this year.The four sports programs will compete in 2020-21 if circumstances surrounding COVID-19 permit. Existing scholarships will be honored through graduation for athletes who remain at Iowa. The contracts of affected coaches will be honored.Among factors considered for which sports to cut were number of schools sponsoring teams at the Division I level; impact on gender equity and Title IX compliance; expense savings; history of the sport at Iowa; and engagement level.Iowa is the second school from a Power Five conference to drop sports programs. Stanford announced last month it would cut 11 sports. The Arizona Coyotes have laid off and furloughed staff due to financial issues caused by the coronavirus.The NHL team did not specify how many staff members nor which departments were affected.“These are incredibly challenging times for everyone and we’ve had to make some extremely difficult decisions,” the team said in a statement. “Today, we reduced our operations to help us deal with this unprecedented health and financial situation. We care deeply about all our team members and understand the impact this will have on them and their families.”The team furloughed about half its business staff in April, but did pay its hourly and part-time employees for the final home games wiped out by the league-wide shutdown.___ Daryn Pittman, Tori Knutson and Paul McMahan all confirmed they had tested positive for the coronavirus. Kraig Kinser Racing and Roth Motorsports said team members had tested positive and Knoxville Raceway said one of its employees had tested positive.Series officials urged anyone at the track who had come into contact with those infected to get tested. Several other participants and family members tested positive following that notification.Fans were allowed at the races last weekend and also took part in autograph sessions. WoO says it will be reverting to the initial protocols in place when the series resumed racing earlier in the pandemic. Among the tightened restrictions will be closing the pit area to fans until further notice.The World of Outlaws says all affected parties must quarantine until medically cleared to return to the track. Drivers racing for season-long points now unable to race because of the positive test will receive points based on their average finish for the season until they are able to return.___ ULM officials say the school has administered 1,404 virus and antibody tests combined to athletes and staff across all sports since mid-June. So far, 34 total tests have been positive. The Warhawks football team is slated to open its season Sept. 5 at Troy.“We’re fully aware that we’re managing a fluid situation,” ULM coach Matt Viator said. “While disappointed, we realized that the suspension of practice was a real possibility sometime this preseason. … Our team remains optimistic that we’ll be able to safely compete this fall.”___The Detroit Lions say they will not have fans at their first two home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The team also announced Friday that parking lots near the stadium and businesses within the indoor facility will be closed when Detroit hosts the Chicago Bears on Sept. 13 and the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 4. SEC schools started practice Monday with the league set to start a 10-game, league-only season Sept. 26.___French league clubs Monaco and Lens both say one of their players has tested positive for the coronavirus.Monaco did not name the player but says he is recovering and that the club has informed league officials.Monaco is scheduled to play at home against Reims on Sunday in the opening weekend of the season. Lens defender Jonathan Clauss has also tested positive for the virus. Lens coach Franck Haise says Clauss is showing no symptoms and is in isolation from the rest of the squad.Newly-promoted Lens is also in action on Sunday. The club will travel south to play Nice.___The World of Outlaws is “ramping up” its COVID-19 protocols following an outbreak after last weekend’s event at Knoxville, Iowa.The sprint car series confirmed “several drivers and crew members have tested positive for COVID-19” following the Saturday night main event won by suspended NASCAR driver Kyle Larson. The Lions may allow spectators to watch their game at Ford Field on Nov. 1 against the Indianapolis Colts.___There will be no fans for the Denver Broncos’ season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Monday night Sept. 14 because of the COVID-19 crisis.The Broncos said Friday they hope to have fans at subsequent games. The team has sold out every home game since the 1960s.The Broncos have been working with the Colorado governor’s office, using computer-generated plans that include up to 20,000 fans at Empower Field at Mile High. More AP sports: and read more

USC takes to the road for Pac-10 matches

first_imgThe tough road stretch continues for the No. 5 USC men’s tennis team as it officially begins Pac-10 play in the Pacific Northwest this weekend with two matches.Partner up · Junior Peter Lucassen has compiled a 10-2 record in dual meet doubles matches when teamed with junior Jaak Poldma. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan The Trojans (14-2, 0-0), play today at No. 65 Oregon and head up to Seattle on Saturday to face off against No. 21 Washington (15-1, 0-0).Spring break started with a disappointing loss at Duke but concluded with an impressive victory at Georgia — snapping a 71-home-match win streak for the Bulldogs.With the Georgia victory, the Trojans feel they are headed in the right direction heading into conference play.“Coming home from the Georgia match we gained momentum and positive energy,” senior Jason McNaughton said. “Now we head up to Oregon and Washington with confidence.”Confidence is important as Pac-10 play opens up, but it alone will not carry the Trojans against teams who have had successful seasons thus far.Oregon (11-4, 0-0) has one ranked singles player — No. 91 senior Alexander Cornelissen — and one ranked doubles team. Historically, USC has had success against the Ducks with a 15-0 all-time record.Washington’s 15-1 start is the best in the school’s history, and the Huskies currently own a 10-match winning streak.As with Oregon, Washington has one ranked singles player — No. 54 junior Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan — and one ranked doubles squad.The Trojans have played eight of their last 10 matches away from Marks Stadium. The travel has been taxing, but there have been some positive results.“It brings the team closer together,” sophomore Steve Johnson said of the travel.Injuries have continued to be an issue throughout the season for USC. During the break, the injury bug hit senior Robert Farah and sophomore Matt Kecki.Even though no coach would want any injured players, USC coach Peter Smith looks at this situation as an opportunity to display the depth of his team.“That’s the bright side of injuries,” Smith said. “We have new guys playing, so we have some fresh blood. We hope to have [Farah] playing this weekend and Kecki later in Pac-10 play.”McNaughton stepped in admirably during spring break and won two of the three matches he participated in, displaying senior leadership and the depth of the team as a whole.The Trojans will need contributions from all players as the conference season progresses.“Everyone has stepped in immensely this year, and we will need that for the rest of the [Pac-10 schedule],” Johnson said.The scheduling of all of the recent road matches has been designed to test the Trojans and build character, and they will have two more opportunities to continue to do so on the road this weekend.“We played so much on the road to be able to handle the road and build that toughness,” Smith said. “Let’s see how we handle it.”last_img read more

Jim Boeheim and Dino Babers surprised by departure of athletic director Mark Coyle

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman In a development that few saw coming in the Syracuse community, Director of Athletics Mark Coyle left the school Wednesday and will serve in the same capacity at Minnesota.The news not only came as a surprise to community members, but also to the head coaches of SU’s highest-profile programs: Jim Boeheim and Dino Babers. Coyle was announced as the Orange’s athletic director in June after a three-month search to replace Daryl Gross. He officially began his job on July 6, and is leaving his post after less than a full year.Boeheim learned of Coyle’s departure on Wednesday morning, and told the news is “shocking.”“I would say it’s a surprise,” Boeheim told “I really liked Mark Coyle. I thought he was really good. Thought he had a good grip on everything in a relatively short period of time. It’s shocking. I like him a lot and I thought he was doing great.”Only six days after Syracuse named Mark Coyle the 10th director of athletics in school history, SU announced Mike Hopkins would be the successor to the 40-year veteran head coach. Boeheim had previously announced he intended to retire after the 2017-18 season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe most heralded coaching change Coyle made was with football, the sport he played through his college years at Drake University. He fired Scott Shafer with a week remaining in SU’s season and hired former Bowling Green coach Dino Babers.Babers was away from campus and attending the Atlantic Coast Conference spring meetings on Wednesday when he heard the news from ESPN. Comments Related Stories Insight on Mark Coyle’s decision to leave Syracuse from former Minnesota director of athleticsSyracuse University Director of Athletics Mark Coyle leaving for MinnesotaTop 3 moments from Mark Coyle’s time at SyracuseStorify: Syracuse community reacts to AD Mark Coyle’s departurelast_img read more