NewsMore flights from ShannonBy Bernie English – September 6, 2016 1071 BUDGET airline, Ryanair will have more flights from Shannon next year but fewer passengers.The airline is adding two weekly flights to Lanzarote from Shannon next summer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Having announced additional services from Shannon and Cork for summer 2017, airline bosses said they are taking 3 per cent of their seats from Dublin after the DAA withdrew growth incentives.The number of passengers Ryanair plans to carry from Shannon next year is 700,000 passengers on 14 routes. This is a decrease from the 2016 target of 800,[email protected] Statement in response to Ryanair’s decision to close Cork and Shannon bases for winter season Print Facebook TAGSfeaturedflightsRyanairShannon Oireachtas Committee to hold series of meetings in response to aviation crisis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Shannon Chamber Expresses Disappointment at Ryanair’s Decision to Close Shannon Base for Winter Linkedin WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter “Shannon Airport is a vital component of our tourism infrastructure” Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleGAA – Mayoral reception for Limerick Minor HurlersNext articleCould Limerick have the best take-away? Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
DURBAN Park will be transformed into a battle ground on September 28, when Guyana Boxing Board of Control host ‘Not in My House’ – a pro/am card that will see six bouts, headlined by Dexter ‘De Kid’ Marques. The fighters, including Marques, inked their contracts yesterday at the headquarters of the GBBC on Avenue of the Republic, with the boxers all expressing excitement to showcase and let loose their fistic fury in Durban Park.Marques, a flyweight whose is yet to step into the ring since his unanimous decision win over Dionis Martinez on January 20, 2018, will put his 17 wins and two losses record on the line against Colombian Jose Antonio Jimenez in a 10-round encounter. The James Moore and James Walcott six-round light heavyweight clash will serve as the main undercard, while the other bouts will see Edmond ‘Wonder Boy’ DeClou squaring off with Kwesi Jones (catchweight), and Joel Williamson battling Keeve Allicock in a four-round super lightweight clash.Welterweight, Anson Green is expected to come up against Raymond Wilburg of the USA (four rounds) and debutant, Pearline Lochan and Sharon Warde (four rounds) against each other.The boxers on the amateur segment is yet to be finalised. Admission for the event which will include a concert with surprise artists, is set at $2000. Bell time is 19:00hrs.
Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, Blake Griffin had 19 points and Darren Collison added 14 points and six assists starting in place of Paul, who separated his right shoulder Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks.Los Angeles gave up 70 points in the first half for the second consecutive night, but rallying proved tougher to do against a 35-point lead than the three-point deficit they faced against Dallas. “It’s easier to do it once you play so bad the game before because you know the mistakes you made,” Ginobili said. “We were really sharp from the beginning; our first half was great. Then we kind of stopped a little bit, but the first half was fun to watch. Everybody sharing the ball, attacking, being quick, rotations real sharp, really good first half.”While the Clippers understandably stalled without their leader, who is expected to be out three to five weeks, the rest of their game disappeared, too.“No one has to replace Chris’ anything,” Griffin said. “Not his voice, not his game, nothing. Everybody does things differently. We don’t have any other guys that talk like Chris. It’ll work just fine. In the second half we were communicating with each other. That’s all we needed. We didn’t need anyone to talk like Chris. That would be our biggest mistake, is to try to replace him with someone or something.” SAN ANTONIO — Tiago Splitter and the Spurs got out to a fast start, then hung on for a bumpier second half against the disorganized Los Angeles Clippers.Splitter had a season-high 22 points before he was hurt, Tim Duncan added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and San Antonio beat Los Angeles 116-92 Saturday night in their first game without injured All-Star Chris Paul.Tony Parker had 17 points, Manu Ginobili added 15 points and Kawhi Leonard had 10 points for San Antonio (26-8). Splitter left with 9:37 remaining, injuring his right shoulder after charging into Ryan Hollins’ chest. Los Angeles had just one rebound in the first quarter while allowing San Antonio to score a season-high 37 points.“In the first half we looked more AAU,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “The ball stuck. I bet half the time it was one pass, shot; one pass, shot.”After Collison’s jumper with 2:20 left in the first, Los Angeles didn’t score again until Matt Barnes’ layup with 9:40 left in the half. San Antonio extended its lead to 70-35 at the half, its season high for point in an opening half.NOTESSpurs F Boris Diaw missed the game with an undisclosed illness. . The Clippers’ Stephen Jackson received a mixed reaction upon entering the game in the final 2 minutes. Jackson was waived late last season after reportedly butting heads with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. . The Spurs’ public address announcer mistakenly screamed “Manu Ginobili” in the opening minute of game, crediting him with an assist on Tiago Splitter’s basket even though the guard had yet to enter. The assist actually belonged to Marco Belinelli, Ginobili’s friend and former Euroleague teammate. . When the shot clock resent incorrectly late in the third quarter, Rivers asked if they could start over. After official Monty McCutchen said they would reset it, Rivers said, “No, can we start the game over?” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
FULL TIME! THE GREATEST COMEBACK EVER!!!! BARÇA INTO THE QUARTERFINALS! HISTORY!FCB 6-1 PSG (agg. 6-5) #FCBPSG #FCBLive #ForçaBarça! ??? pic.twitter.com/r86KnmylCy— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 8, 2017 Share on: WhatsApp Last-minute Barca clinch miracle 6-1 triumphBarcelona, Spain | AFP | A goal in the fifth-minute of injury time from Sergi Roberto gave Barcelona a miracle 6-1 win over Paris Saint Germain to reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday in breathtaking style.Barca scored three times in the last few minutes to go through 6-5 on aggregate having lost 4-0 in Paris in the first leg.Barcelona were ahead after just three minutes when Luis Suarez headed in past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp from close range.It was 2-0 five minutes from half-time when PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa prodded the ball into his own net after Andres Iniesta had found the key pass with a clever backheel.Lionel Messi made it 3-0 from the penalty spot just minutes into the second half after Neymar was fouled as Barcelona appeared poised to complete their unlikely comeback.PSG’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani silenced the Camp Nou with a powerful right-foot drive just after the hour mark.But two goals from Neymar in three minutes — one from a penalty — brought the Spanish giants level before Roberto stabbed the winner in from close range.3′ Barca 1-0 PSG40′ Barca 2-0 PSG50 ‘Barca 3-0 PSG62′ Barca 3-1 PSG88′ Barca 4-1 PSG90′ Barca 5-1 PSG95’ Barca 6-1 PSGINCREDIBLE— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) March 8, 2017 ????????Cardiff we are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??? #ForçaBarça!#RoadToCardiff #FCBPSG pic.twitter.com/T44LYvWuPD— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 8, 2017 Aubameyang hat-trick fires Dortmund into quartersA hat-trick by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic’s dazzling display fired Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Benfica on Wednesday.The result saw Dortmund win the round-of-16 tie 4-1 on aggregate after Aubameyang’s early goal cancelled out Borussia’s 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month.The Gabon hot-shot has now scored seven times in his last three games and has seven Champions League goals in as many matches this season.He is on 28 goals for the season as Dortmund reached the last eight in Europe for the first time since 2013/14.But it fell to US international Pulisic, who only turns 19 in September, to net the Germans’ crucial second on 59 minutes, which put Dortmund ahead for the first time on aggregate.Pulisic, in for injured Germany winger Marco Reus, claimed his first Champions League goal and set up Aubameyang’s opening goal in an impressive all-round display.After Kostas Mitroglou sealed Benfica’s 1-0 first-leg victory, Dortmund took just four minutes to cancel out the advantage.Ousmane Dembele’s corner was flicked on by Pulisic to Aubameyang, who headed home at the far post to delight the sell-out Signal Iduna Park crowd.It was redemption for the Gabon striker, who had a night to forget in the first leg, missing four clear chances including a penalty in Lisbon.After a strong start from the hosts, Benfica clawed their way back with captain Luisao heading straight at Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki from a free-kick midway through the half.Dembele showed his youth, needlessly picking up a booking from English referee Martin Atkinson late in the first half for bitterly complaining after conceding a free-kick with a push on Andreas Samaris.Benfica grew in confidence as the half wore on and Dortmund’s defence wobbled, but it finished 1-0 at the break.Dortmund had a big let-off soon after when Lukasz Piszczek failed with a clearance, which Franco Cervi snapped up on the edge of the box, but his shot was blocked.Aubameyang then squandered three golden chances at close range before Pulisic finally got the breakthrough.The US starlet chipped his shot over the advancing Ederson on 59 minutes after Piszczek’s superb pass into the area.Aubameyang grabbed his second just two minutes later when he stabbed home Marcel Schmelzer’s pass.He hit his third goal of the night on 85 minutes when Erik Durm’s run and cross from the right handed him a simple tap-in.
A substantial reward is being offered for information on the troubling death of a bottle-nosed dolphin on the west coast of Florida.NOAA announced yesterday a bottle-nose dolphin was stabbed to death over a month ago off Upper Captiva Island in Lee County. A necropsy shows a deadly six-inch wound in the head likely from a spear.NOAA is offering a $38,000 reward for information on a suspect. The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 makes willfully killing a dolphin punishable of up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year in jail.If you know who is responsible for this heinous act, please call 800-853-1964
England’s spirited fight in the U16 boys’ quadrangular international matches ended in disappointment when they were narrowly beaten by Ireland in the title decider. The two teams went head to head on the final day at Prestatyn, Wales, having both beaten their previous opponents, Wales and The Netherlands. England took the upper hand in the morning, winning the foursomes 3-1, and with nine holes left to play in the singles were still in a strong position. But the Irish players pulled out all the stops over the closing holes to win 6.5-5.5 and take the title. England coach Rob Watts remarked: “Ireland played great on the back nine and they deserved to win. We were obviously disappointed not to get over the line but there are lots of positives to take from this. “It was a really good experience for a young side and I am sure we will see some of these boys playing Home Internationals for England at U18 level.” He praised the way they adapted, both to the strong winds on the second day of the round robin and to links golf, which was a new experience for some of the boys. “They had to learn different shots, particularly with their control around the green and they had to adapt pretty quickly!” Earlier in the competition England beat The Netherlands 9.5-2.5 and Wales 9-3. England’s man of the match was Ben Pierleoni (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) who had a perfect score of six wins from six games, teaming up with Tom Gregory (Stoke Park, Berks, Bucks & Oxon) in the foursomes. They were joined in the team by: Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, Cambridgeshire), Jake Craddock (Sleaford, Linconshire), Enrique Dimayuga (Cuddington, Surrey), Matthew Freeman (Worksop, Nottinghamshire), George Leigh (Trevose, Cornwall) and Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire). Click here for full scores 14 Apr 2017 England’s brave fight ends in tight title decider