Six year sentence despite intervention by Limerick Parish Priest

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsSix year sentence despite intervention by Limerick Parish PriestBy Staff Reporter – May 5, 2016 1799 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Previous articleMissing Limerick teen found safe and wellNext articleAdult time out with the Corner Boys of Kilmallock Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Fr Tony O’Riordan, Parish Priest of Corpus Christi Church, Moyross.A YOUNG Limerick offender who was told he could live at the home of a parish priest to help him stop offending has been jailed for six years for his role in the robbery of €80 in coin.Christopher Higgins, (20) pleaded guilty to the robbery of a man during the early hours of St Patrick’s day last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the hearing of evidence at Limerick Circuit Court, Detective Garda John Keane said that at around 12.50am on March 17, 2015, the victim had parked his car on Pery Square when Christopher Higgins and another man got in to the car.The other man who was in the back seat, held a knife to the man’s throat while shouting “where’s the bleeding money”.20-year-old Higgins was in the front seat shouting, “where is it”.The money was stolen from the driver along with a wifi dongle.As they left the victim, Christopher Higgins told the victim to keep his mouth shut.Prosecution counsel John O’Sullivan BL said CCTV footage had tracked the defendant from his home at Parnell Place to the scene of the crime on Pery Square.After the evidence was given, Moyross Parish Priest, Fr Tony O’Riordan told Judge Tom O’Donnell that he hopes his efforts to help the 20-year-old offender would get him back on the “straight and narrow”.Fr O’Riordan gave an undertaking that he would do his best to help the young man and that he would house him if necessary and encourage a work ethic and help him pursue job prospects.However this Tuesday, Judge O’Donnell imposed a six year sentence on Christopher Higgins, suspended the final two years for a period of six years.Backdating the sentence to the date when Higgins was remanded in custody, Judge O’Donnell said that this was clearly a “premeditated attack, and one that was very frightening for the victim.Referencing a victim impact statement, he said that the attack “shattered the victim’s confidence in people – something that he hasn’t been able to get over up until very recently when Higgins’ co-accused pleaded guilty to the offence”.“The victim still has nightmares of what was clearly a very frightening incident,” Judge O’Donnell remarked. Print TAGSFr Tony O’Riordanjaillimerickrobbery WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Milla, Weah, Other Legends to Storm Lagos for Kanu

first_imgNo less than 46 African football legends have confirmed their participation in the clash of legends – a charity /peace football match being organised by Kanu Heart Foundation and Nelson Mandela Foundation for charitable initiatives.The match will hold in Lagos on April 29 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.According to a press statement by the General Secretary of the Local Organising Committee of the event, Onyebuchi Abia, the match will feature the greatest gathering of the continental bests.Among the galaxy of stars will be two former world footballer of the year and European Award winner George Weah of Liberia and Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew of Ghana.Other expected legends include: Patrick Mboma of Cameroon, Benny McCarthy (South Africa), Anthony Baffoe (Ghana), Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia), Lucas Radebe and Mark Fish (South Africa) among others. Also expected are Didier Drogba (Cote d’Ivoire), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), El-hadji Diouf (Senegal), Benjani Mwaruwari (Zimbabwe), Frédéric Kanouté (Mali), Phil Masinga (South Africa), Peter Ndlovu (Zimbabwe), Samuel Kuffour of Ghana and the legendary Roger Milla of Cameroon.They will be joined by their Nigerian counterparts like Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi, Celestine Babayaro, Garba Lawal, Victor Ikpeba, Taribo West, Uche Okechukwu, Peter Rufai, Emmanuel Amuneke and Samson Siasia.Meanwhile corporate bodies such as MTN, Nigeria Breweries, the South African Embassy VFS Global have indicated their preparedness to be part of this event which the Legends of African are using to make a statement against xenophobic attacks in the African continent.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ghana names squad against Mediterranean Knights of Libya

first_imgTwenty-two home-based players have been selected into the local Black Stars team to begin camping on Wednesday in Obuasi.The team will be preparing for an international friendly match against Libya to be played in Tunisia on August 30.Called up players:Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Heart of Lions) Foli Adade (Dwarfs) and Stephen Adams (Aduana)Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana) Francis Morton (Dwarfs) Tijani Joshua (Wa All Stars) Kwabena Adusei (Asante Kotoko) Henry Enchil (Medeama) Abeiku Ainooson (Edubiase) and Nuru Sulley (Hearts of Oak)Midfielders: Moro Abubakar (Hearts of Oak) Asiedu Attobrah (Edubiase) Jackson Owusu and Jordan Opoku (Berekum Chelsea) Latif Mohammed (AshantiGold) Michael Helegbe, Michael Akuffu and Richard Mpong (Asante Kotoko) Attackers: Selasi Adjei (Amidaus) Richard Gadze (Dwarfs) Francis Adjei (African United) and Suleimana Mohammed (King Faisal)The team will be preparing for an international friendly match against Libya to be played in Tunisia on August 30.Called up players:Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Heart of Lions) Foli Adade (Dwarfs) and Stephen Adams (Aduana)Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana) Francis Morton (Dwarfs) Tijani Joshua (Wa All Stars) Kwabena Adusei (Asante Kotoko) Henry Enchil (Medeama) Abeiku Ainooson (Edubiase) and Nuru Sulley (Hearts of Oak) Midfielders: Moro Abubakar (Hearts of Oak) Asiedu Attobrah (Edubiase) Jackson Owusu and Jordan Opoku (Berekum Chelsea) Latif Mohammed (AshantiGold) Michael Helegbe, Michael Akuffu and Richard Mpong (Asante Kotoko)Attackers: Selasi Adjei (Amidaus) Richard Gadze (Dwarfs) Francis Adjei (African United) and Suleimana Mohammed (King Faisal)last_img read more