TAGSDee RyanKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLIMERICK ChamberLimerick Post Twitter WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Previous articleUL Hospitals Group staff vaccinations roll out continuesNext articleWes Hoolahan Wins League Two Player Of The Month Award Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Print Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Chamber chief executive Dee RyanPhoto: Oisin McHughTHE CEO of Limerick Chamber, Dee Ryan, has welcomed the announcement of €400m of planned investment in housing and a state-of-the-art medical facility as huge validation of the city and region’s status as a location for world-class inward investment.Responding to the news, Ms Ryan said that it is a massive vote of confidence in post-COVID Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is a strong statement about Limerick’s resilience. Over the past six months, in what has been a time of great economic uncertainty the world over due to COVID, here in our corner of it we have had a number of significant job announcements, notably Regeneron’s good news story of expansion and 400 new roles in August and Indigo Telecom Group with 100 posts last month among others. We’ve had the commencement of activity on the Opera Site development in November as well. Now, in February, we have this announcement by Limerick City and County Council. Together, these are raising spirits across our city during challenging times. This is a positive indicator as to what lies ahead as we navigate our way out of the current COVID challenge.”Ms Ryan continued: “The Chamber particularly welcomes the residential element of the development, bringing 200 new private, social and affordable units, which are badly needed in Limerick. It’s early stages yet but the very fact that a medical provider such as UPMC is the healthcare partner in this proposal is hugely exciting. UPMC not alone builds and operates healthcare investments across the world but is known for its ethos of, where possible, locating them in areas that bring real social dividend. That’s extremely encouraging for the north-side of the city.“Our vision for Limerick is that we develop a thriving city with opportunities for all sections of our community and this proposed investment is going to ensure that type of balance is achieved.“We congratulate the local authority on leading and delivering an outcome that has huge promise for this part of the city. It is now essential that we do whatever is necessary to support the delivery of this unprecedented opportunity for Moyross and the wider city and region .” LimerickNewsPlanned housing and medical campus further indication of positivity for Limerick – Chamber CEO statesBy Sarah Carr – February 13, 2021 203 Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick
LONDON, England (CMC) – Legendary former captain Clive Lloyd believes Nicholas Pooran possesses the “raw ingredients” upon which West Indies can build their one-day side, in the wake of their latest World Cup fiasco.The 23-year-old left-hander stroked a scintillating 118 off 103 balls to notch his maiden international hundred as West Indies crashed to their sixth defeat of the World Cup with a 23-run loss to Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street.West Indies were still in with a chance at the death but Pooran’s dismissal at the start of the 48th over sealed the Caribbean side’s demise.“It’s been a tournament of ‘what ifs’ for my team and their defeat to Sri Lanka was another example. Nicholas Pooran was outstanding in the run-chase but lost his wicket at just the wrong time,” Lloyd wrote in his ICC tournament column.“He has done very well in this tournament and is someone we can really build around going forward. He has a lot of things to learn but the raw ingredients are there for him to go on and become a fine player for the West Indies over the next few years.Legendary former captain, Clive Lloyd (right), chats with Nicholas Pooran (centre) and Shimron Hetmyer during a recent event at the World Cup.“Hopefully a couple (players) can produce against Afghanistan but it will not be easy,” the 74-year-old Lloyd cautioned.“They have given a very good account of themselves in stages and if they put a whole performance together, it will be a good game.”“I think what he has shown he’s learned is that you have to mix aggression with caution. It is no good making 70 and then holing out at deep mid-off. You have got to play smart cricket.“When you hit it in the air, you have to find a space where there isn’t anyone. Hit in the ground and you are still there.” Pooran arrived at the World Cup with a single One-Day International under his belt but has played all of his side’s eight matches, to top the aggregates with 309 runs at an average of 51.Instructively, no other West Indies batsman has passed 250 runs in a campaign which has gone sideways ever since their opening win over Pakistan a month ago at Trent Bridge.Pooran’s hundred has been just one of two in the tournament for West Indies – Carlos Brathwaite scored the other against New Zealand in Manchester last week – but Lloyd believes this has not been a reflection of the quality in the batting group.“When you look at it, we have the talent with the bat. It’s far from doom and gloom. Sure, we have to learn from the mistakes and rectify them but I am very optimistic,” said Lloyd, who led West Indies to historic World Cup triumphs in 1975 and 1979.“We have had two centurions at the tournament and it really could, and should, have been four or five.”West Indies lie ninth in the 10-nation standings on three points with one game remaining against minnows Afghanistan at Leeds today.Interestingly, the Windies have lost three of their five ODI meetings with Afghanistan, including their last two at the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe last year.And Lloyd warned that a victory over the Asians would not be straightforward.
GREGORY DIXON/Herald photoLast weekend, the No. 4 Wisconsin women’s hockey team facedthe last-place team in the WCHA, Bemidji State. This weekend, the Badgers(10-4-2, 6-2-2 WCHA) will face a much stiffer test when No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth(10-3-1, 9-3-0 WCHA), the top team in the conference, comes to the Kohl Centerfor a weekend series.UW and UMD have developed a fierce rivalry over the past fewyears. The Badgers played the Bulldogs five times last season, going 3-1-1,including a win over UMD in the NCAA Championship game.”They know that we are a good team, and we know that theyare a good team,” senior Emily Morris said. “We each spend all week preparingfor one another, and we are each going to bring our ‘A’ game for each other.Who wants it more is the team that is going to win.”Adding to the intensity of the matchup is the fact that UMDsits atop the WCHA standings. The Bulldogs have 18 points in the conference,while the Badgers are in third place with 14 points. If UW sweeps UMD, the twoteams would be in a tie for first place.”Obviously, playing against the top-seeded team, we willhave a lot of motivation and drive this weekend,” junior Erika Lawler said.”Since they are the top-seeded team, I think that we will feel some pressure,not in a fearful way, but in a positive way. Because we are not the first placeteam, it encourages us to work hard and earn that spot.”Minnesota-Duluth comes into the series as the No. 1offensive team in the WCHA, averaging 4 goals per game. Wisconsin, however, isthe No. 1 defensive team in the WCHA, giving up an average of 1.1 goals pergame.”It starts in the net with our goaltender and her ability tokeep the puck out of the net,” head coach Mark Johnson said of his team’ssuccess on defense. “If we are going to be successful … our margin of errorisn’t real high right now because we are not putting the puck in the net. Weneed our defense to help us win some games when we are not scoringconsistently.”The Bulldogs have one of the top goaltenders in theconference in sophomore Kim Martin. Martin is second in the WCHA in goalsallowed at 1.46 a game and is first in save percentage at .952. Martin couldprove to be a tough challenge for a team that has struggled to score goalsconsistently this season.Last weekend, Wisconsin scored seven goals in Friday’s gameagainst Bemidji State, including three power play goals en route to a 7-0 win.Saturday, however, proved to be a challenge for UW, as they couldn’t manage agoal in a 0-0 tie.”It is frustrating that we were unable to put the puck inthe net,” Lawler said. “You just have to take it in stride and work on scoringin practice. Hopefully we can learn from that game, and the next time we runinto a really hot goaltender we will find a way to put the puck in the net.”In hopes of bolstering their offense, the Badgers have madetheir power play a point of emphasis in practice the past few weeks.”We have practiced the power play a lot,” Lawler said. “Itis all about moving the puck faster and being confident, and I think that wewill have more success with our power play.”
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Kwara United on Monday announced the sacking of their Technical Adviser, John Obuh, from the post.Former Niger Tornadoes gaffer, Abubakar Bala, has been tipped as Obuhâ€™s possible replacement.In an official press statement issued by Media Officer of the club, Waheed Bibire, the Ilorin club was forced to take such drastic decision following the teamâ€™s poor run of form in the NPFL this season. Kwara United has stuck to the bottom of the 12-week old season with a miserly11 points from a possible 36.Before the former Flying Eagles coach was sacked yesterday, Obuh was given a three-match ultimatum to turn the fortunes of the team around following a 1-0 home defeat against Rivers United on Match-day 10.The team was have however recorded one defeat and a draw since the ultimatum.Obuh, who once handled Nigeriaâ€™s U-17 and U-20 teams, last game in charge of Kwara United was last Sundayâ€™s Match-day 12 clash against El-Kanemi Warriors which ended in a 1-1 draw.He guided the club back to the top flight last term after two seasons in the Bet9ja Nigeria National League.He is the second coach to be relieved of his duties in the NPFL in this campaign after Niger Tornadoes sacked veteran tactician Erasmus Onu earlier in the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram