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 Reporter 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

Magical Season Continues…Harrison homers, Pirates slip by Marlins 4-3

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison, second from right, is greeted by teammates as he crosses home plate after hitting a walk-off solo home run off Miami Marlins relief pitcher Mike Dunn during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. The Pirates won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) – The last time Josh Harrison hit a walk-off homer, he was a high school senior in Cincinnati. The game was played in front of a few dozen people on a spring afternoon. Still the only homer of his prep career remains ingrained in Harrison’s memory.Now it’s got company.The Pittsburgh Pirates utility infielder sent a fastball from Miami reliever Mike Dunn into the first row of seats in right-center leading off the ninth, the improbable homer lifting the Pirates to a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.“I knew it had a chance,” Harrison said after his second home run of the season. “I knew it wasn’t caught off the bat. I was running watching (Giancarlo) Stanton’s reaction. I knew he wasn’t going to catch it. I saw him pull up and it didn’t kick back, I knew it was gone.”Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle sent Harrison out to leadoff the inning modestly hoping Harrison could find a way to get on base. Instead, Harrison provided another signature moment in a season that is starting to stockpile them for the first-place Pirates.A marvelous diving grab by centerfielder Andrew McCutchen with two on in the seventh saved two runs and reliever Vin Mazzaro narrowly escaped a bases-loaded jam moments when a liner from Jeff Mathis landed inches foul. Mathis eventually flied to left on a night Miami left 11 runners on base.Minutes later Harrison was getting the creampie to the face treatment.“Those are little things that happen that make you go ‘Yeah, something’s going on,’” Hurdle said. “There’s no doubt the more feel good you get, the more you feel good.”The NL Central-leading Pirates have won three straight to move a season-high 24 games over .500 (68-44).Dunn (2-3) bailed Chad Qualls after Qualls loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth. He struck out Pedro Alvarez and got Russell Martin to hit into a double play but couldn’t get the best of Harrison, a bench player who has spent most of the season shuttling between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis.“Initially, I didn’t think it was high enough to go out but it carried and it was a home run,” Dunn said. “It was a good job on his part.”Bryan Morris (5-4) pitched a perfect top of the ninth for the victory. Neil Walker had three hits for the Pirates. McCutchen had two hits, including a two-run double, for Pittsburgh.Donovan Solano went 3 for 5 for the Marlins but baseball’s lowest scoring team left runners on base in six of the first seven innings.“We couldn’t get that hit to give us a little breathing room,” Miami manager Mike Redmond said.Pittsburgh’s Jeff Locke has been one of baseball’s biggest surprises, the 25-year-old soaring from fringe starter to All-Star. He’s had trouble working deep into games since returning from his trip to New York for the midsummer classic, and for a while it appeared he was headed for another early exit after lasting just four innings against St. Louis in his last start.Miami turned three singles – none of them sharply hit – into a run in the second then added two more in the third behind four straight singles to start the inning. The Marlins, however, couldn’t pile on and Locke eventually settled down. The left-hander allowed three runs on nine hits in 5 2-3 innings, walking three and striking out four as his ERA ticked up to 2.47.“There are lessons to be learned for him,” Hurdle said of Locke. “He’s always got to be the predator and the aggressor. We’re into August. We’re into September. Everybody that gets that ball, you’ve got to be throwing aggressive punches off the mound with intent and conviction.”Locke left two runners on in the sixth. He also left with a no decision as Mazzaro retired Ed Lucas with two runners on to end the inning.Henderson Alvarez handcuffed the Pirates in their previous meeting, limiting Pittsburgh to just two hits in six innings of a victory two weeks ago. The Pirates, however, briefly figured him out in the third. McCutchen doubled off the wall to drive in two runs and Pedro Alvarez followed with his first triple of the year to tie it.The Pirates never threatened against the Miami starter again, and Alvarez left after seven innings, giving up three runs on six hits, striking out six while not issuing a walk.That left it up to the bullpens and Pittsburgh’s “Shark Tank” continued its dominance. Mazzaro survived the seventh and the Marlins went meekly in the eighth or ninth before Harrison stepped to the plate.“I’ve never been around a group of guys that fights this hard the entire game,” Locke said. “We load the bases in the eighth and Pedro comes up and we don’t score and you see who comes up with nobody on and walks off. It’s funny how the game works like that.”NOTES: Hurdle said LHP Francisco Liriano deserves to be in the NL Cy Young conversation. Liriano is 12-4 with a 2.02 ERA in 16 starts and was named the NL Player of the Week after picking up two victories between July 29-Aug. 4 … The series continues on Wednesday when Pittsburgh’s Charlie Morton (3-3, 4.07 ERA) faces Tom Koehler (3-6, 4.34). Morton gave up five runs in six innings of a loss to St. Louis in his previous start. Koehler pitched six shutout innings against the Mets in a win last Thursday.last_img read more

Music, Food and Fun Return May 31-June 2 at RiverFest

first_imgBy Torri SingerRED BANK – The Wells Fargo RiverFest is back and ready to present a full family-friendly weekend from Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2.The festival kicks off summer 2013 in the right spirit with New Jersey’s largest free outdoor food and music festival, sponsored by Wells Fargo. RiverFest will be held at Marine Park – rain or shine – 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 31; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2.Danny Murphy, owner of Danny’s Grill and Wine Bar, is the 2013 RiverFest organizer. He was also one of the original founders of the Red Bank RiverFest back in 1980.The festival that locals know and love today is far different than what they would have found 30 years ago, he said.“We had 14 restaurants, ran for one day under one tent, 5,000 people showed up and most of us ran out of food by 2 or 3 o’clock,” Murphy said.Over the years RiverFest has evolved, but one thing attendees can be sure to count on this year is the great variety of food and music.Featuring local and regional businesses and musicians is somewhat of a RiverFest tradition. This year event-goers can sample food from 21 local restaurants and caterers while listening to live talent such as JoBonanno & The Godsons of Soul, Motor City Revue, Brian Kirk & The Jirks and The Jazz Lobsters.“It’s just amazing, we were voted as one of the top 100 events in the U.S. by Life Magazine,” Murphy said.As popularity for the event has grown, the number of people who make RiverFest a summer destination has multiplied, to say the least. “The event exploded into over 100,000 people over the last few years visiting between Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.”A new addition to RiverFest is its effort to go green. An official sponsor of the festival, M&S Waste Services, will help to organize a “zero waste” event, encouraging vendors and community members to recycle waste throughout the weekend.As for the future of RiverFest, Murphy expects it to keep growing in size and with the times. For next year, event-goers anticipating RiverFest 2014 can look out for some new additions. “Different vendors, more homegrown artwork and more artists and painters to slowly evolve with the cultural aspect of the festival,” Murphy said.Additional information about RiverFest 2013 is available on its website at more visitor information, contact the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 732-741-0055.Interested vendors and sponsors, may contact This Is It! Productions, 201-653-2699, ext. 201. Visit the RiverFest 2013 website at read more

Kootenay Ice host Major Midget tryout camp this weekend at NDCC Arena

first_imgMidget-aged hockey players from throughout the Kootenays will be in Nelson this weekend to attend the evaluation camp of the Kootenay Ice Midget AAA Hockey Team.The Ice is part of the 11-team B.C. Major Midget Hockey League for players 15, 16 and 17 year old.Camps are held every year to evaluate players and help coaches select teams. The Kootenay Ice camp, headed up by head coach Mario DiBella and former Nelson Leaf assistant Sean Dooley, is one of 11 held throughout the province.Camp, set for the NDCC Arena in Nelson, begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. with registration followed by a parent meeting.Players, divided into two groups, take to the ice for sessions to close out the first day.Saturday, coaches and evaluators select three teams for scrimmage games.Those teams will be cut to two teams, which play a two-hour game Sunday morning.The tryout camp concludes with player interview Sunday afternoon.The success of the BCMML is at an all time high with the 2011-2012 Evaluation Camps setting a new record for the highest registration in league history.  Approximately 800 players will hit the ice this weekend.The 2011 BCMML champion Vancouver North West Giants defeated Alberta rep Red Deer Rebels to advance to the National Midget Championship TELUS Cup for the first time in league history.In 2010-11 the Kootenay Ice finished 10th overall with an 8-25-7 record. Some of last year’s team, including Dryden Hunt of Nelson and Luke Bertolucci of Trail used seasoning in the BCMMHL to garner potential spots on Tier II Junior A rosters in the B.C. Hockey [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2016)–Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time on Nov. 4 & 5, is now streaming live morning workouts and interviews via’s “Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita” from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. PDT each morning.Owned by the Stronach Group, XBTV provides fans with cutting edge programming that enlists multiple Ultra HD cameras and insightful commentary as horses from around the world converge on The Great Race Place for the biggest two days in racing.Available only at, “Control Room” features nationally acclaimed hosts and analysts such as Millie Ball, Zoe Cadman, Jeff Siegel and Aaron Vercruysse, who provide context, lend expertise and deliver interviews with many of this year’s Breeders’ Cup principals.As “Control Room” completed day two Wednesday morning, the roster of horses shown in action this week includes Bob Baffert trainees such as record breaking, Grade I Travers winner Arrogate (Breeders’ Cup Classic), Dortmund (Dirt Mile), Klimt (Juvenile), Lord Nelson (Sprint) and Noted and Quoted (Juvenile Fillies).Other Breeders’ Cup “A-Listers” caught on XBTV video include three-time Eclipse Champion Beholder, Stellar Wind (both pointing to BC Distaff), Met Mile winner Frosted (Classic), Kentucky Derby winner, Nyquist (Classic) and last year’s BC Sprint winner, Runhappy (Dirt Mile).In addition to morning shows such as “Control Room,” XBTV provides live racing coverage each weekend from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park and more. can be viewed on any computer, laptop, tablet, mobile device or smart TV.last_img read more