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 Reporter 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

Phil Lesh To Host Passover Seders And Performances At Terrapin

first_imgGrateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is getting into the high holiday spirit, as his venue Terrapin Crossroads has just announced back-to-back nights of Passover seders at the venue. After the seders, which will feature traditional Jewish cuisine, an ensemble of local regulars will perform, featuring Lesh, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Scott Guberman, & Ezra Lipp.Terrapin Crossroads regularly celebrates Jewish holidays, and even played a Hanukkah-themed set back in 2014. The venue also recently opened up their backyard as an outdoor performance space, and Lesh performed with all of Soulive, Jackie Greene and Jason Crosby for the kickoff party. More on that show can be found here.For tickets to the Lesh & Friends Passover show, head here.last_img

Fridays on the Fly: A Weekend Fly Fishing in East Tennessee

first_imgIt’s no secret to anglers in the Blue Ridge that East Tennessee is a trout fishing hot spot. That’s because wild trout thrive in the Blue Ridge region of East Tennessee and anglers have more than 850 miles of streams to pursue trout. Most of these streams are on public land in the Cherokee National Forest or Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Ed Carter, executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said it best, “From our native brook trout fishing available in the high elevations streams around the Appalachian Trail to some of the deep and beautiful reservoirs that have a variety of popular fish that include smallmouth and walleye, the eastern portion of our state could keep a serious angler busy for years, even if they fish year around.”  Before You GoTo help get you on the water more quickly, consider visiting where you can easily purchase required licenses or permits in minutes.  Residents between 13 and 15 can purchase an inexpensive youth license, while those 16 and older are required to have adult fishing licenses. The cost can vary  depending on your age or whether you make an annual or daily purchase. The website will also help you understand license versus permit requirements. If you hunt and fish, your best investment might be the Sportsman license, which is valid for hunting, trapping and sport fishing without any supplemental state licenses or permits.  Non-residents are able to purchase an all species three-day all-fish license for $40.50, this is the best option for a weekend fishing in TN if you are traveling from another state.   The money from fishing licenses goes directly back into the many programs that benefit all Tennesseans and visitors who enjoy the state’s many fishing opportunities, including construction and maintenance of boat ramps, stocking of fish, and fish management.  Day 1Dust off Your Fly Rod at Watauga Lake Start your trip by driving to Watauga Lake after stocking up for the weekend in nearby Butler. The 6,430-acre TVA reservoir located in northeast Tennessee near the North Carolina border. Smallmouth, walleye, and trout are the most popular game fish in the Watauga. There are eight public boat ramps, and two Forest Service recreation facilities all supported by fishing licenses purchased from the state.  A favorite for anglers on the Watauga are the stocked rainbow and lake trout. There is no size limit for any trout species, but there is a daily limit of 7; only two of which can be lake trout.  If you are backpack fishing for the weekend, there is a shelter available. However, consider giving up the shelter for AT thru hikers that might need it and roughing it in a tent or nearby hotel for the night. Day 2-MorningFind Trout Haven the Laurel Fork Creek Travel southwest approximately 30 minutes to Elizabethton for a big breakfast and your fill of coffee before heading to Laurel Creek, an eastern Tennessee favorite among trout fishermen in the know. Not to be confused with Laurel Creek, another northeastern Tennessee trout stream located not far from here, the Laurel Fork can be reached from Dennis Cove Road.  The road doesn’t follow the wild trout part of the stream and you will need to do a bit of hiking to reach the best trout pockets in the stream. The stream is overflowing with brown trout and early fall is the best time to fish Laurel Fork Creek because the brown trout will be spawning.  It is highly possible to catch a trophy size trout in this tiny creek.  Day 2-AfternoonVenture to the Doe River in Roan Mountain State ParkFrom Elizabethton, take Highway 19 South to Roan Mountain, approximately 20 minutes t From Roan Mountain, take Highway 143 into Roan Mountain State Park. Good public access abounds inside the park. Permission needs to be obtained for fishing private properties that adjoin the park.The Doe River is cool enough to support a healthy population of three species of trout. Native brook trout, rainbow, and brown trout, are stocked regularly, and in fact, the Doe River is stocked every two weeks from February through June. Brown trout weighing up to 7 lbs. have been caught on the Doe, as well as wild brown trout in the 13- to 14-inch range.Day 3End Your Weekend with a Jaunt to South Fork of the Holston RiverComplete your weekend fishing loop by driving north to the South Fork of the Holston River. The South Fork is a 14-mile long tailrace waterway, running from the dam at South Holston Lake to Bluff City, where the river flows into Boone Lake and off of Highway 421. The river falls under general gear, bait and creel regulations, with the only exception being a slot limit that protects fish from 16 to 22 inches.  There is a walk-in area off River Bend Road with limited parking for shoreline anglers who like to wade. Another great wading area, complete with pullouts and picnic facilities is upstream from Emmet Bridge.  For more on Eastern Tennessee fishing, including complete regulations for individual streams, check out the TWRA’s Web site at   Doug Markham is the Communications Manager for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He has been with the agency since 1987 and among his favorite hobbies is trying his best to catch a fish.last_img read more

Second night of PDC quarter finals

first_img14-time tournament winner Phil Taylor takes on Vincent van der Voort, while current BDO world champion Stephen Bunting has Raymond van Barneveld.Title-holder Michael van Gerwen beat Robert Thornton 5-2 last night, while Gary Anderson got past Peter Wright 5-1.last_img

President Jonathan Hosts Okagbare Today

first_imgAfter her impressive performance at IAAF Worlds in MoscowThe President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, will host the new queen of track and field, Blessing Okagbare, this morning at the Aso Rock Villa.A statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Communication Media Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said the Presidential reception for Okagbare will be held during the council meeting.Okagbare did Nigeria proud at the just concluded Moscow 2013 IAAF World Championship where she won two medals, a silver in the long jump and bronze in the 200m. She also made the final of the 100m.President of the AFN, Evangelist Solomon Ogba, thanked President Jonathan for the honour and also thanked the Minister of Sports for always bringing Mr. President’s attention to achievements of track and field, and for being a Minister of Sports, instead of Minister of Football, as is often the case in Nigeria.“The athletics family is grateful to President Jonathan; this is the third time he is hosting us. The President hosted us when we won the African Youth Championships, he hosted the Sydney 2000 team whose silver medal was upgraded to gold and now, he is hosting Okagbare. We are more than grateful.” “We would not have been African champions at Youth, Junior and senior level without the support of Mallam Abdullahi. He was with us in Porto Novo when we won the African title, he was with us in Warri when we won the Youth title, he was with us in Moscow when we broke the 14-year no medal jinx at the IAAF World Championship, he attends our local Golden League and even the All Nigeria, he is the first Minister to give athletics priority and we are very grateful’’ said Ogba.Okagbare opened her international medal account at the 2007 All-Africa Games when she won the silver medal in the long jump.The following year, she won a bronze medal in the women’s long jump event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She went on to win the double in 100m and long jump double at the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship for University of Texas at El Paso, completing an undefeated collegiate streak that year.At the African championships in 2010, she won gold in the long jump and gold in the 100m and gold again in the 4x100m.She won three medals at the All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique. In July 27, 2013, at the London Anniversary Games, Okagbare set a new African record of 10.79s in her 100m race. She won the final about an hour later, setting a new African record of 10.79, in a race where she beat reigning 100m Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Okagbare won the silver medal in the long jump. She also placed third in the Women’s 200m race.last_img read more

Video: Dodgers fall to Astros in epic Game 2

first_imgThe Astros defeated the Dodgers 7-6 to take Game 2 of the World Series.This game featured multiple comebacks, home runs, blown saves, and more.Bill Plunkett, J.P. Hoornstra, and Jonathan Khamis break it all down, including interviews with Dodgers players.Video by Jonathan Khamis, for SCNG. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Conway Springs girls win Class 3A Powerlifting meet; Card boys place 2nd

first_imgConway Springs CardinalsSumner Newscow report — The Class 3A State Powerlifting meet was held in Conway Springs Saturday. There were 220 participants in boys 12 weight divisions and 89 participants in the girls 10 weight divisions.As a team, the Conway Springs girls won the Class 3A State Championship with 54 points, beating second place Halstead with 40.The Conway Springs boys scored 68 points finishing second in the state. Cherryvale won the event with 80. Belle Plaine had 4.Individual state champions from Conway Springs include: •Amanda Drouhard, who won the 114-pound division. She squatted 205, bench pressed 105, and power cleaned 130 for a 440 point total. The second-place competitor scored a 415.•Kadee Hilger, at 126, scored 515 with a 235 squat, a 145 bench press and a 135 power clean. The next placer had a 480 score.•Mary Bernsten in the powerweight had a squat of 285, a bench of 110, and a power clean of 135 for a 530 total. The next placer had a 480 score.•Wyatt Curry of Conway Springs won the 148-pound state championship with a squat of 320, bench press of 280 and power clean of 210 for a 810 total – beating a West Franklin student who scored a 790.•At 156, Conway Springs boys went 1 and 2. Colton Terhune finished with 880 for first place. He had a 370 in the squat, 250 in the bench and 260 in the power clean. Jed Chitwood had a cumulative 800. He squatted 315, bench pressed 215, and power cleaned 207 for an 800 total.The complete state power lifting results are here: 3A State Powerlifting Results – 2016Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Liverpool fall 2-1 to Sevilla in Fenway friendly

first_imgNolito’s powerful shot in the 37th minute past Liverpool starting goalkeeper Andy Lonergan — who was at Middlesbrough last season — was Sevilla’s reward after a half-hour of pressure.It needed a sprawling save from Lonergan in the 13th minute to deny Luuk de Jong after Liverpool lost possession in their own territory and de Jong was just wide with a header in the 23rd.– ‘Not too cool’ –Liverpool’s equalizer came off a scrappy set piece as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner was kept alive by Nat Phillips, the ball falling to an unmarked Divock Origi who swept in from close range in the 44th.Both teams made wholesale changes at halftime, but even a match that was just one more step in both team’s pre-season preparations there was nothing laid back about Sevilla.A foul was called on Ever Banega for a hard tackle in the 12th minute and when he slammed the ball to the ground in protest he was shown a yellow card.Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson took a smack to the face just before halftime — an infraction that paled in comparison to that of Gnagnon — who was arguing with the referee as Larouci received treatment.“Harry got a knock on his jaw and a finger in his eye, so not too cool,” Klopp said. “He should be OK as well but couldn’t carry on as well.”Share on: WhatsApp LiverpoolNew York, United States | AFP | Alejandro Pozo delivered the late dagger in 10-man Sevilla’s 2-1 friendly win over Liverpool in Boston Sunday, a defeat made worse for the European champions when they saw Yasser Larouci stretchered off.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was furious at Joris Gagnon’s outrageous kick at an on-rushing Larouci in the 76th minute. Gnagnon was shown a straight red card after sweeping one of the Frenchman’s legs out from underneath him, toppling him to the pitch where his head bounced hard on the ground.“(It’s) much too early in the season to create headlines with saying the things I think about the situation,” Klopp said at his post-match press conference, where he added that it appeared that the 18-year-old Larouci was “lucky” in terms of avoiding serious injury.“But of course, how it always is with these things we have to wait a little bit. I don’t know 100 percent. It looks like he was lucky but I only spoke quickly to the Doc and that’s what he said, but we have to see.”Even with the La Liga outfit reduced to 10 men, Liverpool were unable find a way ahead, and Pozo sealed it in the 90th minute as he smoothly collected a pass from Munir El Haddadi, rounded Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet and knocked the winner into an unguarded net.Sevilla had enjoyed by far the majority of scoring chances on a sweltering evening at Fenway Park — home of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. Both Liverpool and the Red Sox are owned by groups led by John W. Henry.Players were granted water breaks in the hot, humid conditions, and even the pitch created on the baseball diamond received extra water during the match.The pro-Liverpool crowd weren’t treated to many of the club’s stars as Brazilian internationals Roberto Firmino and Alisson were both absent for the Reds following their Copa America campaign along with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, both missing due to the African Cup of Nations.As in a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Friday in Indiana, there was some shaky defending from Liverpool.last_img read more

No four-peat in Men’s Open as Innkeepers knock off three-time champion Kootenay Co-op

first_imgDespite struggling for most of season Co-op staged a late season surge during the second-half of the season to advance to the championship game, getting past Vikings in one semi final.Meanwhile the Innkeepers, which barely lost out to the U18 Reps in the race for the first half title, were the most consistent squad throughout the season.The ‘Keepers won the fall regular season title with an undefeated mark.In the final both teams took turns penetrating the defensive lines only to find the goalkeepers equal to the task.That was until Harvey managed to get into the clear for the game’s only goal.Mike Precious was outstanding between the pipes for the Innkeepers to register the shutout.Paul Anderson, Derek Stefiuk and Chris Richards for the Innkeepers and Kootenay Co-op player Cam Kuch and Cedar Goebel all received cautions during the game.In the other Nelson City Soccer Playoff Sunday, Finley’s Jiggers won the Women’s Over-30 title while Bia Boro captured the Men’s Over-35 crown. The final scores in both games were 4-1. [email protected] By The Nelson Daily SportsThere will be no four-peat in the Nelson City Soccer Open Men’s Division.Iain Harvey’s first half tally sparked the Nelson Innkeepers to a 1-0 victory over three-time defending champion Kootenay Co-op in the Men’s Open Final Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.last_img read more