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

Wade ton in vain as England force Ashes draw

first_imgAUSTRALIA  2nd Innings Harris b Broad 9 Warner c Burns b Broad 11 Labuschange stp Bairstow b Leach 14 Smith c Stokes b Broad 23 Wade stp Bairstow b Root 117 Marshc Buttler b Root 24 Paine lbw b Leach 21 Cummins c Bairstow b Broad 9 Siddle not out 13 Lyon C Root b Leach 1 Hazlewood c Root b Leach 0Extras                            21 (b2, lb 12, nb 2, pen 5)Total                263 all out (77 overs)Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-29, 3-56, 4-85, 5-148, 6-200, 7-244, 8-260, 9-263, 10- 263Bowling: S. Broad 15-1-62-4, J.Archer 16-2-66-0 (1nb), S. Curran 8-3-22-0, J.Leach 22-8-49-4, C.Woakes 7-1-19-0 (inb) J. Root 9-1-26-2. By Ed OsmondLONDON (Reuters) – Matthew Wade’s defiant century proved in vain as England bowled Australia out for 263 to win the final Test at The Oval by 135 runs on Sunday and ensure the first drawn Ashes series since 1972.Wade had looked set to take the match into the final day but he was dismissed for 117 and England grabbed the last two wickets in quick succession to level the series at 2-2.England had appeared to be on course for a comfortable triumph when they dismissed Steve Smith for 23 just after lunch but Wade dug in to post his fourth Test century and Australia, who have retained the Ashes, fell short in their bid for a first test series win in England since 2001.“I thought we were brilliant,” England captain Root said. “To bounce back from a very difficult emotional week, to come and play in the manner we have, the team has character in abundance.”Australia, chasing a stiff target of 399, lost the wickets of Marcus Harris, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne in the morning after England had added 16 runs to their overnight score of 313 for eight.Harris was bowled by Stuart Broad for nine and Warner’s miserable series was completed when he edged Broad to Rory Burns at third slip for 11.The in-form Labuschagne, on 14, was drawn forward by a flighted delivery from spinner Jack Leach and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow whipped off the bails with the right-hander narrowly out of his crease.Australia took lunch on 68 for three and their victory chances plummeted further with Smith’s dismissal.The prolific right-hander was caught by Ben Stokes at leg slip off Broad, the first time in 11 test innings against England that he had failed to pass fifty.STANDING OVATION Smith left the field to a standing ovation from the crowd in recognition of an extraordinary run of form which brought him 774 runs in the series including a double century and two hundreds in seven innings.“I am proud of the way I have played throughout the series and to help Australia bring the urn home,” Smith said after being named Australia’s man of the series.“We came to win the Ashes and unfortunately… it is not the fairytale finish we were after.”Wade reached his fifty before Mitchell Marsh perished for 24, caught by Jos Buttler at short leg off the part-time spin of Root.Australia captain Tim Paine, on 21, was trapped lbw by Leach but Wade, shaken up by a fiery spell from Archer, maintained his concentration and punched the air with delight after reaching his second century of the series.Pat Cummins departed for nine, edging Broad to Bairstow, and Wade’s resistance was finally broken when he was deceived by Root and Bairstow completed his second stumping.Nathan Lyon swept Leach low to Root at square leg and Josh Hazlewood chipped his first ball to mid-wicket where Root took a brilliant one-handed catch to spark wild celebrations among the England players.“It is Ashes cricket,” Root said. “Every game you turn up and you are playing for your country. It means so much to everyone.”ENGLAND 1st innings 294AUSTRALIA 1st innings   225ENGLAND 2nd innings(overnight 313 for 8) Burns c Paine b Lyon 20 Denly c Smith b Siddle 94 Root c Smith b Lyon 21 Stokes b Lyon 67 Bairstow c Smith b Marsh 14 Butler c Labuschagne b Siddle 47 Curran c Paine b Cummins 17 Woakes c Smith b Marsh 6 Archer c Paine b Cummins 3 Leach c Hazlewood b Lyon 9 Broad not out 12Extras:  (b-7, lb-11, nb-1)     19Total:  329 all out 95.3 overs)  Fall of wickets: 1-54, 2-87, 3-214, 4-222, 5-249, 6-279, 7-305, 8-305, 9-317, 10-329.Bowling: P. Cummins 21- 5-67-2, J. Hazlewood 19-5-57-0 (nb-1). N. Lyon 24.3 5-69-4-65-4, P. Siddle 13-4-52-2, M. Marsh 11-1-40- 2, M. Labuschagne 7-1-26-0.                         last_img read more

Kenny Lassiter transforms into offensive threat for Syracuse

first_img Published on October 27, 2016 at 12:21 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Kenny Lassiter doesn’t crack a smile when called “Bambi on ice skates.” One year ago, that’s what head coach Ian McIntyre dubbed him, a comparison his teammates still agree with today.Lassiter possesses a unique combination of size, strength and foot skills, all of which he’s meshed together to become an offensive threat for SU. Players and coaches describe him as unorthodox unpredictable.The redshirt junior has scored three goals this season, tied for second on the team. Though he’s been held off the scoreboard since Sept. 16 against Boston College, Lassiter has started SU’s last three games after starting only two of the No. 6 Orange’s (10-3-2, 3-2-2) previous 11. Even without scoring, Lassiter has been able to disrupt opposing defenses.Against No. 2 Wake Forest (12-2-2, 5-1-1 Atlantic Coast) at SU Soccer Stadium on Friday night, Lassiter will need to do what he’s capable of to give Syracuse a chance at a bye in the ACC tournament — be unconventional yet effective and wreak havoc on the opposing defense.“When he gets going, he’s a real handful,” McIntyre said. “He makes defenders very uncomfortable, and he’s strong, he’s powerful and he’s earned the right to start the last couple games.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore this season, Lassiter had only one goal in two years. That came on Aug. 30, 2015, an overtime game-winner against Bucknell in Syracuse’s second game and first win of last season. He didn’t score in any of SU’s 23 games after that in the Orange’s run to the College Cup semifinals.Ben Polk’s departure to Major League Soccer opened a void atop Syracuse’s scoring chart. Lassiter filled it in the spring, when he led the team in goals, and carried it over to the regular season with two goals in SU’s first three games. Since then, though, he’s only accounted for one goal as Syracuse saw its season sputter after an 8-0 start.“I think I’ve definitely been a little more consistent, maybe not as much with the goals,” Lassiter said of his recent starter-worthy play.While Chris Nanco is better running off the ball and slightly better at taking defenders one-on-one, Lassiter can hold the ball up and come out of almost any scrum with the ball at his feet because of his long, strong legs.Sometimes, and especially in previous years, those scrums left him on the ground. That’s how he earned the Bambi comparison, but Lassiter has learned to stay upright and push the ball past commotion.“Kenny always finds a way out of those little scrambles, so it’s kind of like watching Bambi on ice when he’s just slipping around,” Liam Callahan said, “but it works out for him which is probably the funniest part about it.”Lassiter disagrees with the comparison to the animated movie animal. He likes to think his balance has always been stable, and that the main area for improvement is getting his shot off quicker rather than staying on his feet.During Tuesday’s practice, the team played a game called “World Cup,” where small teams are all inside the 18-yard box trying to score. McIntyre told the team that around 70 percent of its goals have come inside the 6-yard box, and this drill emphasized scoring from close range.That’s where Lassiter’s quick trigger comes into play during games, when emerging from those scrums could lead to a goal. And as the regular season winds down and Syracuse still searches for goals from its top scorers, Lassiter will have to deliver.“I’ve seen him do a lot of amazing things,” Nanco said. “He does some amazing things in practice and in the games that I couldn’t even imagine myself doing. He knows he can play with the top players in this league and the country.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more