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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

LeBron James Says LA Lakers will Take Time to Gel

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first_imgJames, who averaged 27.5 points, a career-high 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds last season, finished with six assists but at times he also looked out of sync with his new team-mates.“It’s not instant oatmeal. It’s not that fast,” James said. “It takes some time to get that chemistry where you can just close your eyes and know exactly where guys are.“I liked our fight to get back into the game when we were down double digits. I liked the way we competed at times. I liked the way we shared the ball as well. Those were all positive.“There are some things that we could do better. We can rebound a lot better, we had some turnovers, which I expected. Us just trying to get a feel for one another.”Lakers coach Luke Walton said of James: “Glad he’s on our team. He’s pretty good at the game of basketball.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram LeBron James could not reverse a string of losing debut games with new NBA teams as his Los Angeles Lakers era began with defeat at Portland.James scored a game-high 26 points, including two rim-rattling dunks, and had 12 rebounds but the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled his Lakers debut with a 128-119 victory at the Moda Center arena.The basketball world had been waiting months to see the 33-year-old James in the purple and gold jersey and when the moment arrived he electrified the Portland crowd, but ultimately he couldn’t prevent the Lakers from dropping their 16th straight game to the Trail Blazers.last_img read more

Photos: Newly-signed Muntari promises Ittihad trophies

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first_img“I’m not promising but that is what I’m coming for.  I want to come there not for holidays. I’m coming there to work really hard for Ittihad to be able to win trophies so we want everyone to come to fill the stadium always this year so win and make them happy.” Sulley Muntari is looking forward to a new adventure in Arabian football and says he wants to win titles with his new club Ittihad Jeddah.The club outdoored the midfielder at a presser on Tuesday. The Ghanaian enforcer signed a two-year-contract worth 2.5 million euros a season and is set to begin pre-season at the club.In his first ”‹official interview for the club’s website, the 30-year-old promised he was joining Ittihad Jeddah to help them win trophies.”Ittihad is a new chapter, is not a fight but a new challenge for me. It’s really a dream come true. I’m very happy and very excited to play with the team.”I really feel ready. I’m still young but I’m taking steps and I’m looking forward to playing in the Saudi Professional League.”  Interaction In the middle of his medical at the facilities of Bupa Arabia, Ittihad’s official healthcare partners, the Ghanaian international paused to have a word to the club’s fans: “Hi, I’m here having my medical and I can’t wait to be here in Jeddah to see all the fans. Insha Allah, we will win everything this year,” Muntari said in the video released by Bupa Arabia. On Monday, the 28-year-old together with his advisors, Edoardo Crnjar and Federico Pastorello, opened negotiations with the President of Al-Ittihad. The ball remains now remains in Boateng’s court to accept the club’s lucrative offer. Boateng’s arrival could signal the exit of Poland’s Lukasz Szukala and Romanian midfielder Lucian Sanmartean from the club. In news relating to compatriot Kevin-Prince Boateng, the frozen Schalke attacker has held ‘encouraging’ talks with Ittihad after initial struggles to reach him from his holidays base. Ittihad who placed fourth last season will open their 2015/16 Saudi Pro League away to Najran SC at the King Abdul Aziz Stadium on August 20. Najran have former Hearts of Oak playmaker Winful Cobbinah in their roster.– ––– Follow Enoch on @sergiomanucho1. Get more from Joy Sports with our #JoySports on Facebook and Twitter. Muntari later spoke at length over his move to the Saudi Pro League after his official unveiling. “[I know] a lot about the Ittihad team. They’ve won a lot of trophies – the Asian Cup twice and they’ve been at the Club World Cup too and also with their fans, they are amazing. They always fill the stadium and they are very passionate so I can’t wait to meet them too.” Ittihad had gone in for Inter’s Fredy Guarin but turned attention to Boateng after learning of the Colombian’s unavailability. Cometh the Prince “Guarin is a big player. Even Prince is a big player. I talked at length with Boateng, the president [also] talked a lot with him. The team would be great IIf he decides to take the deal. I leave everything in his hands,” says Muntari. The former Milan man has been handed his iconic number 4 shirt and is expected to officially begin training with Ittihad by August 4.last_img read more

Fan reactions to Los Angeles Lakers moving to acquire Jeremy Lin (in photos)

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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Upon reports that the Houston Rockets were working to trade Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers midday Friday, July 11, 2014, fans took to the Twittersphere to share likenesses of their reactions.Viewing on mobile? Go here: http://storify.com/InsideSoCalSpts/fan-reactions-to-los-angeles-lakers-moving-to-acqulast_img