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Hope on the horizon as Adare Village shines bright with annual…

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first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick LimerickNewsHope on the horizon as Adare Village shines bright with annual Christmas Tree centre pieceBy Meghann Scully – December 8, 2020 190 Print WhatsApp 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 IN a year like no other, the Village Hall Committee in Adare Village, Limerick are doing their utmost to bring festive cheer to the community keeping one very special tradition alive – the annual village Christmas tree – albeit in a different way.While the annual Adare Village Christmas tree lighting gathering could not take place this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, the village Christmas tree this year has been lit up and it shines brightly as a beacon of light and hope for everyone who passes through this beautiful village.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The charming Adare Village Christmas tree is a very special tradition.  Over the years it has been described by many as the ‘first feeling of home’ as people returned to the area for Christmas holidays with family and friends.  The Adare Village Hall Committee are more committed than ever to keep this tradition alive in 2020.This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Memory Bulb tradition and it is even more poignant this year.  The community can buy a bulb on the tree to represent someone they have lost. Everyone who purchases a bulb receives a memory card showing each and every person’s name so they can all be held in the heart of the community.This has become a cherished keepsake from year to year. These cards are delivered locally by the committee but are posted out all over the world.  Bulbs cost €5 each and this year information will be circulated to every household in the parish.  Details will follow soon.The Village Hall Committee are also planning a big celebration for next year.  In 2021, the village celebrates the 75th anniversary of Lady Nancy Dunraven gifting the first public tree in the country to the community of the Village.  A tradition which has stood tall since.Chairman of the Village Hall Committee at Adare Village, Paudie Griffin, said: “We hope the village Christmas tree will bring a new sense of togetherness in the village this Christmas and remind people of our wonderful community and the need to shop local and to keep our village alive.“We have so many wonderful shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels which we all need to support. The tree this year was funded by a ‘ go fund me page’ set up by the committee. This has been very well received with donations coming in from around the globe and we thank everyone for their support.”“The message is loud and clear from Adare Village.  Our tree will stand proudly at the top of the village this year to represent our fight against Covid, to honour the people we have loved and lost and to show solidarity with our frontline workers.  Covid won’t stop this wonderful tradition!  It makes our hope burn brighter.” he added. Facebookcenter_img Previous articleWATCH: “We don’t mind who the public want to win”- Morrissey says Limerick focused on selfNext articleWATCH: Ireland End Autumn Series With Convincing Win Over Scots Meghann Scully Email Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour, Dirt Knights join forces in 2018

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first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The merging of IMCA’s Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Modifieds and the Dirt Knights guarantees twice as much excitement on and off the track for race fans in 2018.Eight races are confirmed with a couple more yet to be scheduled said IMCA President Brett Root. Opening night will be Monday, May 28 at the traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division, Benton County Speedway in Vinton.Feature winners earn a $2,000 share of the $10,000 purse to be paid each night. All features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $200 to start and $100 tow.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Entry fee will be $75.“The tour has opened at Vinton six times since it was started in 2010 and our intentions are to continue a similar schedule as in previous seasons date and location-wise,” Root said. “We will finalize details and announce the schedule this month.”“Arnold Motor Supply became title sponsor of the Hawkeye Dirt Tour last season,” he noted, “and we look forward to their continued involvement again this season.”An average of more than 32 IMCA Modifieds competed at Hawkeye Dirt Tour events in 2017 while the Dirt Knights broadcast followed the Dakota Classic Tour adventures of eventual national champion Jason Wolla, Corey Dripps, Hunter Marriott, Johnny Scott and Brock and Cody Bauman.Tour events will be broadcast by IMCATV.last_img read more

Report to Camp Today or Forget Rio2016

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first_imgL-R: Former Super Eagles player and Coordinator of the Joseph Yobo Testimonial Game Committee, Waidi Akanni; Ex international, Joseph Yobo; Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung; and Legal Adviser to the Testimonial Committee, Uzor Konyeaso, during Yobo’s courtesy call on the minister in Abuja…yesterdaySIASIA’S RIOT ACT TO DREAM TEAM VIDuro IkhazuagbeDream Team VI Head Coach, Samson Siasia, has warned that any of the selected foreign-based players for the Suwon Invitational Tournament in Korea who fails to report to camp today to forget about going to Brazil for the Olympic football event in August. Speaking after Monday evening’s training session at the FIFA Goal Project pitch, Abuja, an obviously angry Siasia expressed his displeasure with most of the players who are holidaying in the country after the break in Europe.“Most of the players invited for the Suwon Tournament have arrived Nigeria but are not willing to report to camp,” observed the coach who is aiming to improve on the silver he won at the Beijing 2008 Games in China.He said that the only way he can select players for the Olympics is when they train together as a team, adding that no player will walk into his team without earning it.“It is annoying that these boys have not placed the same importance myself and other members of the technical crew have placed on the Olympics. I have information that aside one or two players who are involved in their team’s play-off games, the others have arrived the country but have just refused to report to camp.“If they don’t report to camp on time, how can I work on them to know their level of adaptability to my game plan? It’s frustrating sometimes. Except for Saturday Keigo who reported to camp on Sunday, the others have not bothered to report,” revealed the former Eagles forward.Siasia also disclosed that “if any of the invited overseas-based players thinks because he has been registered for the competition in South Korea and as such cannot be dropped,” he has a surprise for that player.The affected foreign-based players include: Amuzie Stanley, Azubuike Okechukwu, Usman Mohammed, Sodiq Popoola, Saviour Godwin, Taiwo Awoniyi and Nathan Oduwa.Meanwhile, the Dream Team will tomorrow play a friendly with a local club side as part of its build-up for the Suwon Invitational Tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Prempeh College breaks 10-year winning streak of T.I. AMASS to win 2019 SUZO

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first_imgPrempeh College has broken the 10-year dominance of T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School ( Real Amass) after winning the men division of the BETA Malt Ashanti Regional Inter Schools and Colleges Super Zonal Athletics competition held at the Baba Yara Stadium.The win is their first since their triumph in 2006 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium. They came second in the past six years.They received medals, cash prizes and souvenirs from headline sponsors, Beta Malt.Prempeh College finished with 99 points followed by Opoku Ware School who garnered 91 points leaving T. I. AMASS to settle for third place with 72 points.T.I. Amass came back strongly to clinch the trophy in the women category with 129 points after losing out to  Kumasi Girls Senior High School last year. T.I. Amass proved too strong for Kumasi Girls and St Louis SHS to win their tenth title in eleven years in the women category. The Schools and Colleges Sports Federation-Ashanti Region was under the distinguished patronage of Regional Director of Education, Mary Owusu Achiaw and Oduro Antwi who doubles as the Chairman of Schools and Colleges Sports Federation-Ashanti and Headmaster of Tepa SHS.Forty -five schools competed in 22 events which saw five regional records and two national records being set.Kelvin Adu of Prempeh College set a new record of 2.05 meters in the High Jump whilst  Agnes Dufie of OseiKyeretwie Senior High School set a new record in the 100 meters hurdles race with a new time of 14.12 seconds to  beat  14.22 seconds held by RashidaAbubakar of T.I Ahmadiyya in 2014 in the women’s’ division. Dufie also set a new national record in the women’s division which was previously held by Diana Tetteh in 2011. T.I Ahmadiyya’s Rashida Abass also set a new record in the  Shot Put event with a throw of 11.90 meters to break the old record of 11.70 meters held by Mary Nartey Zuta of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High in 2002. In the Discus event, Patience Boahemaa of St Louis SHS set a new national record of  35.80 metres against the old record of 33.66 meters set by Monica Hesse in 1990 in Accra.Victoria A. Adu of Aduman SHS set a new record in the Pole Vault with a jump of 2.75 meters to surpass the old record of 2.60 meters set by Racheal Agyei of St Louis SHS in 2018.Best behaved Schools: 3. Juaben Senior High School2. Kumasi Anglican Senior High School 1. JachiePramso Senior High SchoolBest Female Field Athlete- Patience Boahemaa of St Louis Girls SHSBest Male field Athlete- ‘Abokyi’ of Opoku Ware School.—last_img read more