Archive for November, 2011

O’Grady and Hannon to travel with Opel All Stars

O’Grady and Hannon to travel with Opel All Stars

| November 29, 2011

The GAA has confirmed the travelling party for the 2011 GAA GPA All-Stars Hurling Tour sponsored by Opel, which departs for San Francisco tomorrow.  Limerick duo Declan Hannon and Donal O’Grady have been included in the replacements to travel. The touring party consists of players from the 2010 and 2011 All-Star teams who will play […]

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Limerick’s Keith Matthews forced to retire

Limerick’s Keith Matthews forced to retire

| November 29, 2011

One of Connacht’s longest serving players, Keith Matthews, has been forced to retire due to injury. The 29 year old centre ruptured his Achilles during the captains run before Connacht’s clash against the Cardiff Blues in April, just 13 days after earning his 100th cap for the Province.

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Minister must hear of Westbury’s problems

Minister must hear of Westbury’s problems

| November 29, 2011

A RESIDENT who is fearful for the safety of children and pedestrians because of the danger from “light fittings that are hanging off pubic lighting poles and blowing in the wind,” is eager to see an active residents association set up to tackle outstanding issues on the sprawling Westbury housing estate in Corbally.

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Charity near victim of refund scam

Charity near victim of refund scam

| November 29, 2011

GARDAI have issued a warning to the public at large not to issue refunds before checking that a payment is verified by a bank or financial institution.Recently, a local charity was caught up in a scam when a it received a large cheque donation, which it lodged to their account.

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An election campaign for a modest €95

An election campaign for a modest €95

| November 29, 2011

Willie O’Dea’s ticket to a FF seat set him back €17,592.86 THE candidate who topped the election spending poll in February’s general election was Independent city councillor, Kevin Kiely.Cllr Kiely splashed out €25,559.48 on his election campaign, according to figures recently released by the Standards in Public Office Commission.It also revealed that there was no […]

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Rugby League World Cup for Limerick

Rugby League World Cup for Limerick

| November 28, 2011

Shannon Development and the Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau today announced that Limerick has been named as a host venue for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. After submitting a strong bid, Limerick beat off stiff competition from rival applications across Europe to stage matches in the 14-nation tournament in two years’ time. The […]

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Words of caution from business consultant

Words of caution from business consultant

| November 27, 2011

WHAT now for the Opera Centre development, heralded one of the most expensive Celtic Tiger projects four years ago? Originally assembled for a massive €110 million, with a promise to have the Patrick Street/Rutland Street and Ellen Street area revamped with a state-of-the-art complex featuring entrances on three sides, the site, a victim of the […]

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‘Limerick’s greatest Christmas present’

‘Limerick’s greatest Christmas present’

| November 27, 2011

Reporter Rebekah Commane receives a very positive reaction to plans for controversial site A GREAT Christmas present would be to see work commence on the long awaited Opera Centre, according to a leading city businessman. Years of rumblings that the derelict site, intended as a retail centre, would be taken over by various developers never […]

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Ulster Bank League Results

Ulster Bank League Results

| November 26, 2011

Ulster Bank League Results & League Tables Saturday 26TH November 2011. It was a day of mixed results for Limericks sides, but there is always next time.

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Munster v Edinburgh

Munster v Edinburgh

| November 26, 2011

MUNSTER returned to third in the Rabodirect Pro 12 tonight after a bonus point win over Edinburgh at Thomond Park. Tries from Danny Barnes, Simon Zebo, Luke O’Dea as well as a penalty try, secured the 34-17 win over Michael Bradley’s travelling side. Munster now face Ospreys next Saturday in what is the first of […]

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