Facebook Niall Collins Linkedin TAGSfeaturedLimerick General Electionniall collins Minister Collins welcomes €418,662 in Limerick outdoor funding Taiwanese Community Donate PPE to Rathfredagh Cheshire Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Print Previous articleShannon aviation gatheringNext article#GE16 first count results from Limerick constituencies Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding Andrew [email protected] at the Limerick count centre at the University of Limerick Sports Arean, Fianna Fail General Election candidate and Limerick County constituency poll topper Niall Collins has said that that the “hard work” done between elections has paid off for his party who have almost doubled their candidate return in Friday’s election.With all boxes opened and tallied in the county constituency, Collins returned with 12,085 first preference votes with the likely quota set at 10,977.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 65 per cent of the electorate turned out for Friday’s election and gave the outgoing TD 28 per cent of the vote.Fine Gael candidates Patrick O’Donovan, a sitting TD in the constituency and his party stablemate and local councillor Tom Neville have taken a combined 37 per cent of the first preference votes.Deputy O’Donovan has so far returned almost 8,500 first preference votes while Cllr Neville, son of outgoing TD Dan Neville, is sitting in third place with just under 8,000.In a constituency where transfers are still likely to decide the final order, Independent candidate Emmett O’Brien is still not out of the running despite a tallied first preference gap of in the region of 2,500 votes. NewsBreaking news#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard work’By Staff Reporter – February 27, 2016 713 Email Collins welcomes his appointment as Minister of State No vaccines in Limerick yet
Queen’s followed their victory in the Ultimate Frisbee League by winning cuppers, beating Pembroke/Jesus 5- 2 in the final. Their run of competitive victories now extends to over a year, blemished only by a single preseason friendly defeat at the hands of Christ Church. With Ultimate continuing to grow in Oxford, cuppers took the total of colleges entering teams into tournaments this season to 20. Big in America and catching on here, the sport is a fast team game in which each side aims to catch a frisbee in the other’s end zone, without dropping it on the way or moving while holding it. The game is particularly strong in Oxford with the University women’s team having recently been declared Team of the Year by the Sports Federation. Queens’ cuppers victory was made possible by a mix of longterm squad development and the good fortune to possess gifted players. They have had the largest Ultimate squad in the University for some time and regular practice sessions and technical drills have given the team consistently high standards and a comfortable knowledge of one another’s game. It was this strength in depth that gave Queen’s the edge in the final against opponents who relied too heavily on the admittedly flawless handling of GB Junior international Adam Lerman and the pace and athleticism of Joe Devietti. The champions succeeded in stifling the pair and patiently worked the disc upfield with series of short passes centred around their key handler, Chris Brown, and his fellow Blue, Mark Rogers. However, with Brown, Rogers and much of the rest of their team leaving this year, Queen’s will be hard-pressed to defend their double crown. Such news will be some relief to last year’s double winners, Linacre, who could only manage third after being beaten by both finalists. Christ Church will also be encouraged by the prospect of a potentially open path to silverware, after surpassing expectations and only narrowly losing the third place play-off.ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004
Lady Pirates Soccer hosted the East Central Trojans for Senior Night losing 11-0. The night started introducing the Pirate seniors. The six seniors are #15 Kelsey Scott, #17 Alaina Nobbe, #18 Haley Bockover, #19 Sierra Huffman, #28 Irene Zanchettin, and #29 Angelique Guillory. Parents escorted the ladies down to allow time for all the fans to learn about plans of these highly determined ladies. As the competition of the evening began it proved that the Lady Pirates were not ready for the passing game of the Trojans. Greensburg was able to hold East Central scoreless for the first twelve minutes but the Trojans quickly got into a scoring groove. At the half, the visitors had nine unanswered goals. The Lady Pirates were not able to get in position to take a shot because of the Lady Trojans passing game. The score finished out at 11-0 with the traveling team on top. The Lady Pirates record is 1-4-4. They are home this Thursday to play against the Shelbyville Golden Bears.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.
THE boxing community in Linden, especially the members of the ‘Pocket Rocket’ boxing gym in Victory Valley, Wismar, Linden, are mourning the loss of boxing stalwart, 27-year-old, Kellon Peters.Peters, who was also a ‘marack man’, lost his life horribly on Sunday, when a pit located in the mining backdams of Mahdia, caved in on him.Orlon Rogers, known as ‘Pocket Rocket’, the founder of the boxing gym of which Peters was a member, described his death as a great loss to the sport since he was one of the best boxers in the mining town.Peters started his boxing career at the age of 9 and had his first competition at the age of 10, in 1997.“He fought for all the Under-16 and the junior competitions in Guyana. He was the intermediate champion, he won the National open championship and he represented Linden extremely well.There were two great brothers who used to be fighting in Georgetown, Dexter and Michael Jordon, and Peters was the first person to defeat both of them,” Rogers said.The coach related that it saddened him that such great talent had to turn to pork-knocking, when boxing should have been his livelihood since Peters dedicated his life to the sport. He became a pork-knocker about seven years ago after realising that boxing was not paying the bills.“There wasn’t much into boxing, he had wanted to turn pro (professional) but due to fights not there and the boxing board not having much promotions in terms of boxing, he decided he will make a different turn and go and do pork-knocking work,” Rogers related.The boxing coach was in the process of gearing Peters to becoming professional next year but unfortunately, he met an untimely death.“He had a passion for boxing, he was a very passionate young man when it comes to boxing, I think if there were more competitions and so forth, he would have been Guyana’s lightweight champion, because he had always wanted to go far. If there weren’t certain stumbling blocks in his way, I think he would have probably had a medal for Guyana at the last two Olympics.”Rogers is calling on the relevant sporting authorities to push more into boxing so that passionate boxers, such as Peters, can live off the sport and not have to gravitate to other means of employment that can be deemed dangerous.