Limerick bookie thief jailed for four years

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebook TAGSbetting officebookieLadbrokeslimericklimerick circuit courtthiefTom O’DonnellWillie O’Dwyer Twitter Previous articleLimerick TDs urged to oppose green bin waste chargesNext articleLimerick driver gets licence back after 15 year ban over fatal crash Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLimerick bookie thief jailed for four yearsBy Staff Reporter – May 20, 2016 961 Ladbrokes in LimerickA CAREER criminal who was found lying on a bed with hundreds of euro in cash he had just robbed from a bookies, has been jailed for four years at Limerick Circuit Court.Willie O’Dwyer (28), was found in a room of a supported living hostel in Limerick with a bag of cash spread on a bed as he changed his clothes minutes after fleeing the Cecil Street betting shop he had just robbed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At a sentencing hearing before Judge Tom O’Donnell, the 28-year-old with 98 previous convictions was jailed for four years for what was described as an attack on a “vulnerable and easy target and with producing a knife”.In his evidence, Garda Enda Clifford told the court that O’Dwyer entered the Limerick betting shop at 6:30pm and as he approached the counter demanded that the staff members open the till.He pulled a makeshift knife from his pocket and jumped the counter.In fear, the staff retreated to a back room and locked themselves in leaving O’Dwyer to steal €810 cash from the till.As Gardaí were alerted, O’Dwyer fled the scene cycling through laneways of Limerick city towards the hostel he was staying in on Alphonsus Street.Garda Clifford was the first garda on scene and the court heard that he followed a “hunch” and went to McGarry House where he found the accused in his room changing his clothes with a bag of cash emptied on the bed.Ladbrokes dockets were also found on the bed in amongst the cash.CCTV footage showed the incident but the court heard that ultimately the “quick thinking” of Garda Clifford was credited for the apprehension leading to the prosecution.In his judgement, Judge Tom O’Donnell said that the 28-year-old was a “career criminal with a chronic drug problem” and imposed a five year jail term but reduced it to a four year jail term given the early plea of guilty.The sentence was backdated to April 17, 2015 last.center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Make-A-Wish looking for volunteers for its National fundraising day in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleOne of Limerick City Gallery’s most treasured pieces heading to LondonNext articleSpecsavers Ireland raise €100,000 in aid of The Hope Foundation Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMake a wish LimerickNewsMake-A-Wish looking for volunteers for its National fundraising day in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – January 14, 2020 211 Make-A-Wish fundraising volunteer Hannah Poynton is urging people to volunteer for the charity’s national fundraising day, ‘Wish Day’ on Friday 13th March. Volunteers will be collecting donations for the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses. Making wishes come true can have a hugely positive impact on a child and their families, giving strength, hope and joy. Research shows that children who have wishes granted are more likely to build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a serious illness. For information about how to volunteer please contact Stephen or Claire at Make-A-Wish by telephoning: 01 205 2007 or emailing [email protected] is looking for volunteers to support its national fundraising day at locations including Limerick City, Abbeyfeale and Newscastle West this Wish Day, Friday 13th March.Volunteers will be collecting donations for the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last year Make-A-Wish granted wishes for 4 children in Limerick and a further 177 across Ireland.The charity grant wishes to seriously ill children and let them experience something very magical and memorable.Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding and is solely dependent on the generosity of the public to continue granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Ireland.Make-A-Wish Ireland Chief Executive, Susan O’Dwyer said, “To date, we have granted more than 2,600 wishes for Irish children. This would not be possible without the support of the Irish public, but we need your help to continue granting wishes.“If you could spare a couple of hours on Friday, you will be making a life-changing difference to a seriously ill child and their family, in your community.” she added.For information about how to volunteer please contact Stephen or Claire at Make-A-Wish by telephoning: 01 205 2007 or emailing [email protected] Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Record-setting quarter pushes installed U.S. solar capacity to more than 71GW

first_imgRecord-setting quarter pushes installed U.S. solar capacity to more than 71GW FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:The solar market in the U.S. added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2019, with total solar capacity — which includes both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power — hitting 71.3 GW, according to a new report.The figures, released Thursday morning, come from the most recent U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Photovoltaic refers to a way of directly converting light from the sun into electricity. The SEIA describes concentrating solar plants as using mirrors “to concentrate the sun’s energy to drive traditional steam turbines or engines that create electricity.”The 2.6 GW of capacity added during the third quarter represents a 45% increase compared to the third quarter of 2018 and a 25% increase compared to the second quarter of 2019, the SEIA said.Breaking the figures down, the third quarter saw the U.S. residential market install 712 megawatts (MW) of solar. California led the way in this market, installing almost 300 MW.For 2019 as whole, Wood Mackenzie is forecasting year-over-year growth of 23% and expecting 13 GW of installations. To put things in perspective, China added 44 GW of solar photovoltaics in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In 2017, the country added 53 GW, the IEA says. [Anmar Frangoul]More: U.S. adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter, new figures showlast_img read more

Hazlewood, Starc help Aussies storm to 2-0 series lead

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneyADELAIDE, Australia (Reuters) – Josh Hazlewood snuffed out England’s hopes of a remarkable second Ashes Test triumph with two wickets in the first 16 balls of the final day as Australia wrapped up a 120-run victory in brilliant sunshine at Adelaide Oval yesterday.England, with six wickets in hand, needed 178 runs to win the maiden day-night Ashes Test and level the series at 1-1 but fell well short of their victory target and will head to Perth 2-0 down with three matches to play.Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc mopped up the tail with the new pink ball to take five for 88, his eighth five-wicket haul in Tests, but Hazlewood shared the plaudits after his key early intervention.The paceman delivered a hefty blow when he removed Chris Woakes with the second ball of the day and two overs later landed a knockout punch when he had Joe Root caught behind before the England captain could add to his overnight 67.“If I‘m being honest, I was a little nervous last night,” said Australia captain Steve Smith.“So it was very pleasing that Josh was able to come out and do what he did this morning and obviously to get the wicket of Root really put us in a good position and I was able to breathe a little more easily.”Root’s innings was always going to be crucial to his team’s chances of chasing down a record 354 at Adelaide Oval and although the innings limped on into a second hour, the hope raised among the English on Tuesday was gone.The dismissal of Woakes had an element of fortune in that the feather the nightwatchman got on the ball was picked up by snicko but not the hotspot when it was referred.Root, however, walked after he got late to a good length delivery from Hazlewood and the ball nicked off his bat into the welcoming gloves of Tim Paine.Moeen Ali, who made two off 20 balls, used up England’s last DRS referral when he attempted a sweep off Nathan Lyon, with the ball-tracking only confirming the umpire’s lbw decision.Starc then got to work with the new ball and Craig Overton (7) departed plumb lbw from the first delivery with it, Stuart Broad following not so long afterwards.Jonny Bairstow, England’s last recognisable batsman, had stood tall for 36 in difficult circumstances but edged another Starc fizzer onto his middle stump and the tourists were all out for 233.”Obviously very disappointing,“ said Root. ”I don’t think we did ourselves justice today.“But we’re still massively in the series. We showed that from the way we played yesterday.”Smith had been relying on his bowlers to save his embarrassment after he failed to enforce the follow-on and England’s bowlers got them back into the game.AUSTRALIA 1st innings 442 for 8 decl. (S. Marsh 126 n.o, T. Paine 57, U. Khawaja 53) ENGLAND 1st innings 227 (N. Lyon 4-60) AUSTRALIA 2nd innings 138 (J. Anderson 5-43, C. Woakes 4-36) ENGLAND 2nd innings (o/n 176-4; Target: 354 runs)A. Cook lbw b Lyon 16M. Stoneman c Khawaja b Starc 36J. Vince c Handscomb b Starc 15J. Root c Paine b Hazlewood 67D. Malan b Cummins 29C. Woakes c Paine b Hazlewood 5M. Ali lbw b Lyon 2J. Bairstow b Starc 36C. Overton lbw b Starc 7S. Broad c Paine b Starc 8J. Anderson not out 0Extras: (b-7, lb-5) 12Total: (all out, 84.2 overs) 233Fall of wickets: 1-53, 2-54, 3-91, 4-169, 5-176, 6-177, 7-188, 8-206, 9-224.Bowling: M. Starc 19.2-3-88-5, J. Hazlewood 20-7-49-2, P. Cummins 20-6-39–1, N. Lyon 25-6-45-2.last_img read more

In-form Vantull promises double century in next tapeball clash

first_imgFORMER Senior Inter-County cricketer Damion Vantull will look to build on his current form when he next picks up the cricket bat for his tapeball team, Village Rams.The 31-year-old, who spanked an explosive unbeaten 189 in a 20-over clash last Sunday, has promised a double century in his next game.In his latest match at the National Cultural Centre tarmac against East Coast side Raptors, Vantull smashed six fours and 22 sixes batting at number four to lift the Alexander Village side Village Rams to 379-8 off their allotted overs.The Tucber Park Cricket Club cricketer, who scored his huge century off just 55 balls, and University of Guyana cricketer, Ershaad Ali, added 72 runs for the third wicket, while Vantull and Gibbo (27 runs) added 146 for the fourth wicket.Ali, who opened the batting and faced just 21 balls in his innings, smashed 11 sixes and a  four in a score of 80. He and senior national cricketer Ricardo Adams (28 runs 5×4) had added 92 runs for the second wicket.Both cricketers then returned with the ball to restrict Raptors for 91. Ali picked up 5-25 and Adams 3-22 to seal a 288-run victory.last_img read more

WLAX : Despite No. 3 ranking, Orange still has mistakes to correct during daunting stretch of games

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Kailah Kempney didn’t feel Syracuse was at its best Thursday against Notre Dame.The freshman scored five goals and the Orange came away with a 16-10 victory over the No. 6 Fighting Irish, but Kempney wasn’t satisfied.‘We’re proud of the win, but it wasn’t a great win,’ the freshman attack said in a phone interview Thursday. ‘We know we could have done a lot better. We had a lot of mistakes.’No. 3 Syracuse (7-2, 2-0 Big East) will aim to fix those mistakes as it continues a grueling stretch of three games in five days. The Orange will play its second game in that span on Saturday at 1 p.m. when it takes on Rutgers (7-4, 2-1) in the Carrier Dome. SU caps off the five-day challenge against Dartmouth on Monday.The Orange has endured some challenging weeks so far this season, playing two games in four days three times already. The first time, SU dropped both games to then-No. 6 Virginia and No. 1 Northwestern in late February. Three days after losing to the Wildcats, the Orange edged then-No. 5 Florida in double overtime. And in March, Syracuse beat then-No. 4 Maryland and then-No. 20 Towson in a four-day stretch.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe three-game stretch provides challenges for the Orange to remain sharp. Still, despite being the most difficult stretch in terms of frequency of games, SU head coach Gary Gait doesn’t feel it is the toughest Syracuse has faced this season.The Orange opened the season with five games against top-12 teams including three straight against teams in the top-five. Gait said facing that high level of competition in the Orange’s brutal early-season schedule was his team’s biggest test thus far.‘There were top-five teams we were facing back-to-back-to-back, three in a row and that was the toughest stretch of maybe any team in the country so far,’ Gait said. ‘Going from Northwestern to Florida to Maryland, that was a tough, tough stretch.’But SU attack Katie Webster said this series of games is just as difficult.And Webster said those first five games against top-five teams helped prepare Syracuse for anything it faces this season, including these three games.‘This stretch is going to be probably just as difficult,’ Webster said. ‘When we played the tougher teams we didn’t play as much. Still, these next two teams are very good and we’ve got to play with them and not get tired.’Syracuse has taken some unique steps to get ready for each game. With only one day off between games, the Orange has had to prepare a little for Notre Dame, Rutgers and Dartmouth.On Friday, SU will focus its preparation on Rutgers, watching some film of the Scarlet Knights. The Orange will also have a practice, though Webster doesn’t expect it to be overly intense as the team tries to stay fresh.And that could be good for Kempney. Even after scoring five goals against the Fighting Irish, the attack is still recovering from a knee injury suffered against the Wildcats on Feb. 29.Kempney said Thursday she still isn’t 100 percent, but the freshman is eager to get back on the field Saturday to help SU extend its six-game winning streak. The Orange’s game against Rutgers serves as a chance for the team to get better.‘Having a game on Saturday just gives us an opportunity to get back on track and get back to where we were and fix all those little mistakes that we made tonight,’ Kempney [email protected]center_img Published on April 6, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more