Limerick lights up a year sure to remember

first_img#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK certainly was a lady this New Year’s Eve and she looked amazing as the city welcomed 2014 and it’s status as city of culture with all the celebration and ceremony it deserved.Packed with revelers braving the chill and the odd rain shower, the New Year’s Eve celebrations included a fairytale pageant parade, a stunning fireworks display over the River Shannon before the highlight event at Merchants Quay where Dolores O’Riordan performed live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at an open air extravaganza.Joined by music sensations The Strypes and The Coronas, the performance of Limerick’s biggest music export and rock star was beamed to homes by RTE in conjunction with a countdown show in Dublin.2,500 lucky fans enjoyed other musical delights from SOAK and Armies.Earlier, performers from Music Generation took to Arthur’s Quay to perform the City of Culture song.Limerick’s year as the national City of Culture was welcomed and showcased with the biggest party the city has seen to date and kick starts a year of events spring boarding the city to heights of positivity.www.limerickcityofculture.ie has more information on upcoming events and details of the year long celebrations.Here’s to a year to remember and the positive legacy sure to remain in its wake. Previous articleHappy New Year – the only way is upNext articleBetting tips with PaddyPower admin TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMusic Limerick Advertisement Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick center_img No vaccines in Limerick yet #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Facebook NewsBreaking newsLimerick lights up a year sure to rememberBy admin – January 1, 2014 605 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApplast_img read more

Charlotte de Vries struggles against double team in Syracuse’s 2-1 loss to Cornell

first_img Published on September 7, 2019 at 3:51 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillman ITHACA — Charlotte de Vries jogged to the Syracuse sideline at halftime and placed her hands on her head. The freshman, who had scored four goals in her first three collegiate games, was struggling for the first time in Orange.Every time she tried to fire her patented reverse hit, two Cornell defenders would be standing right around her, poking the ball away and ending the opportunity.The freshman had been unconfined through her first three games. Her goals stifled defenses, providing SU the lift it needed in comeback wins against Vermont and Lafayette. So, Cornell opted for a different tactic than what SU’s previous opponents had done. The Big Red chose to double-team the Pennsylvania native, challenging SU’s other forwards to beat them instead. Even though she tallied the Orange’s only goal, de Vries ended the game with seven shots and only one on goal as Syracuse (3-1) lost to Cornell (1-0), 2-1.“I think that we weren’t moving the ball well. We tried to force a lot,” Bradley said. “They really jammed the central zones.”Against Vermont, in her first game for SU, de Vries scored the game-tying goal with seven minutes left in regulation before scoring the game-winner in overtime. Two days later against UMass Lowell, de Vries rifled home the game’s only goal off a breakaway in the fourth quarter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen, when facing a two-goal deficit versus Lafayette, she found an opening behind the goalkeeper on a penalty corner, sparking the two goal comeback.But today, the Big Red recognized that de Vries had scored four of the Orange’s eight goals on the season and game-planned around her. Every time she touched the ball, she was forced to pass the ball or try and split two defenders.When she did attempt to keep it and zigzag through the defense, Cornell dispossessed her and sent the ball back down the field.“Our offense doesn’t revolve around one person. We have to do a better job of that,” Bradley said. “That’s something we’re working on.”Following Cornell’s two goals, first-year Cornell head coach Andy Smith continued to push his forwards farther back, making SU take the game to the hosts. de Vries, now with less open space to work with, struggled to even find room to fire off shots. Between the second and third quarters, she only tallied one shot.It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that de Vries found an opening. Following a shot by sophomore SJ Quigley off a penalty corner, the ball bounced right to de Vries. Without hesitating, she backhanded a shot between Cornell goalkeeper Maddie Henry’s legs, bringing the score within one.She threw her arms in the air and rejoiced with her teammates as Bradley clapped on the sideline.The celebration didn’t last. The last ten minutes saw multiple Orange chances fly by Henry and out of bounds. Three penalty corners in the final three minutes were saved or missed.When the clock struck zero, de Vries walked slowly to the now lifeless Syracuse bench. For her and the other freshmen, it’s the first sign of hardship, a sign that others need to step up around de Vries for SU to succeed in the Atlantic Coast Conference.“It happened early in the season, which can serve as a turning point,” senior Claire Webb, who missed the game with a hand injury, said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Why Clemson-Notre Dame should be the biggest game of college football season

first_imgFULL LIST: The best college football games in 2020Given Notre Dame’s history when the No. 1 team comes to South Bend, chances are it will at least be one of the more memorable games of the season. Here are a few reasons why:  Matchup of unbeatens? Look at the schedules. Clemson hasn’t lost a regular season game since Oct. 13, 2017 — a streak of 29 games that should extend well into the 2020 season.  Five of the Tigers’ first eight games are at home, and they have a bye week before the Nov. 7 trip to South Bend.  Notre Dame, meanwhile, does have a marquee game on Nov. 3 at Lambeau Field against Wisconsin. The only true road games before the Clemson showdown are at Navy and Pitt. If the Irish can beat the Badgers and rival Stanford, then they should be 8-0 when the Tigers visit.  Huge playoff piece Clemson’s strength of schedule has been a topic of debate the past few seasons. The Tigers are 38-2 in ACC through their past five playoff runs, and that dominance has almost worked against them in some ways.  Clemson plays Notre Dame four days after the first set of Playoff rankings is released on Nov. 3.  The Irish, meanwhile, made the Playoff in 2017 after an undefeated regular season. Notre Dame is typically docked for not having a conference championship game, but the five-game agreement with the ACC works out this season with the Clemson matchup and road games at Wake Forest and Georgia Tech.  Notre Dame can score a huge Playoff piece if it can knock off the Tigers.  Irish have more at stake  Notre Dame and Clemson met twice in the past decade, and those games produced different results.  On Oct. 3, 2015, No. 12 Clemson beat No. 6 Notre Dame 24-22 in a driving rainstorm where the Irish missed the potential game-tying two-point conversion. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney launched into the now-famous “BYOG” speech afterward.  On Dec. 29, 2018, Clemson and Notre Dame met at the Cotton Bowl Classic in the College Football Playoff, and the Tigers routed the Irish 30-3.  Notre Dame is 23-3 since. This is a chance for the Irish to show that they are a national championship contender.  Instant classic is inevitableIf the Tigers remain No. 1 in the polls, it creates a rare opportunity for No. 1 to visit South Bend. Notre Dame is 2-5 in that situation, but the past four games have been instant classics.  YEARWINNERSCORELOSERSCORE1965No. 1 Michigan State12No. 4 Notre Dame31967No. 1 USC24No. 5 Notre Dame71969No. 1 Purdue37No. 2 Notre Dame221988No. 4 Notre Dame31No. 1 Miami301993No. 2 Notre Dame31No. 1 Florida State242000No. 1 Nebraska27No. 23 Notre Dame242005No. 1 USC34No. 9 Notre Dame31Notre Dame beat Miami 31-30 in 1988 in the “Catholics vs. Convicts” game and upset Florida State 31-24 in the “Game of the Century” in 1993. Notre Dame lost a 27-24 thriller to Nebraska in 2000, and USC beat Notre Dame 34-31 in the “Bush Push” game in 2005.   Notre Dame has not won a national championship since 1988 — a drought that has hung over one of college football’s most prestigious programs through the Bowl Championship Series and College Football Playoff eras.  The Irish have a chance to make a statement in 2020 to prove that they are ready to end the drought. Sporting News selected the Nov. 7 matchup with Clemson as the best game of the 2020 season. The Tigers are Sporting News’ preseason No. 1 and likely could stay that way with a team led by Trevor Lawrence.   Those four games were decided by a combined 10 points.  That is the stage that could unfold in November in South Bend when Clemson comes to town.  We’re counting on it to live up to the hype.last_img read more