Archive for May, 2013

Launch of the Bord Gais Energy Under 21 Hurling Championship

Launch of the Bord Gais Energy Under 21 Hurling Championship

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ 29 May 2013; At the launch of the 2013 Bord G·is Energy GAA Hurling U-21 Championship is Bord G·is Energy Ambassador Declan [...]

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Limerick’s Rocky Mayhem returns

Limerick’s Rocky Mayhem returns

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

THIS year’s Rocky Mayhem festival in Kilfinane, County Limerick will present four nights of entertainment with something for everyone. Headline night is Saturday June 29 featuring The Riptide Movement, Damien Dempsey, The Cast of Cheers and Limerick bands Raging Sons and Going 90. Tickets are going fast online at the festival website. Organiser Adrian Wells […]

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Children put at risk of blindness

Children put at risk of blindness

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

HUNDREDS of Limerick children are being put at risk of developing long-term serious health problems, including heart conditions and blindness because two vital hospital posts have not been filled almost six months after interviews were held. Children with Type 1 diabetes are not getting access to insulin pump therapy locally because the HSE has not […]

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Garda warning to women over city muggings

Garda warning to women over city muggings

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

[email protected] WOMEN out walking in Limerick city at nighttime are being warned to be extra vigilant in the aftermath of a number of muggings that have been described by Gardaí as “particularly frightening ordeals”. In the wake of two incidents, Garda spokesperson Sinead Galvin of the Community Policing unit at Henry Street, said the muggings […]

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SuperValu calls on Limerick GAA clubs to enter the ‘Community Den’

SuperValu calls on Limerick GAA clubs to enter the ‘Community Den’

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

To celebrate its fourth year as partners to the GAA, SuperValu, Ireland’s leading community retailer is calling on GAA clubs from Limerick to enter a new and exciting ‘Community Den’ competition. Community Dragons; Paul Galvin (Kerry), Marty Morrissey (RTE) and Gavin Duffy (Dragon’s Den) have teamed up with SuperValu to call on communities and GAA […]

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Shannon singer fancied for UK Voice title

Shannon singer fancied for UK Voice title

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

A SHANNON native is the bookies favourite to win The Voice UK after all four judges competed for him on last weekend’s show. Karl Michael who lived in Shannon until he was eight wowed the judges with his rendition of ‘No More I love you’s’ by Anne Lennox . The 27-year-old London resident choose the […]

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Limerick lensman making waves

Limerick lensman making waves

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

A LIMERICK-born photographer is making serious waves in the global surfing scene. David Olsthoorn’s photos have made the cover of some of the most high-profile surf magazines in the world, including the UK’s Wavelength, the Eastern Surf Magazine in the US and Irish surf publication, Tonnta. The 21-year-old, who spent the first five years of his life […]

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High blood pressure affects one in four Irish adults

High blood pressure affects one in four Irish adults

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

ONE quarter of the adult population in Ireland is affected by hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure. That’s according to Dr Liam Glynn, who was speaking during the Irish Heart Foundation’s (IHF) recent campaign for World Hypertension Day which included free blood pressure checks across the country, with the busiest stop being the […]

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Togher Talk – Michael Storan

Togher Talk – Michael Storan

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE An Post Rás made its way through Limerick last week, taking in communities such as Doon, Cappamore, Patrickswell, Adare and Rathkeale. The sole Limerick competitor in the eight-day cycle was Michael Storan, who has entered the Rás every year since 2007, completing the event six times out of seven. In the absence of a […]

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Paul O’Connell to captain the British and Irish Lions on Saturday

Paul O’Connell to captain the British and Irish Lions on Saturday

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

LIMERICK’S Paul O’Connell will captain the British and Irish Lions in this weekend’s clash with the Barbarians in Hong Kong. The Lion’s Tour captain, Sam Warburton, misses out through injury, so O’Connell, captain in 2009, will lead the team out in the famous Hong Kong Stadium for their opening game of the tour. Limerick’s other […]

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