Linkedin NewsLocal NewsDPP directions sought for murder accusedBy admin – December 18, 2009 547 Advertisement APPEARING in Limerick District Court via video link from Limerick Prison, dressed in a Lions Rugby jacket, waving and making gestures to the camera, 19-year-old Kenneth Collopy of Kilonan Ballysimon was notified by the DPP and the State, that a Book of Evidence was being prepared in relation to the murder of Daniel Fitzgerald at Cloughdromin, Ballysimon on December 8 last. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Collopy, the accused, was formally charged, last Monday at 9.15pm at Roxboro Road Garda Station by Detective Garda Dave Nolan, with the alleged murder of the 24-year-old carpenter at dead man’s residence in Ballysimon.John Herbert was appointed as legal aid for the accused. Inspector Seamus Gallagher sought an adjournment until December 30 next to await the directions of the DPP.Judge Aeneas McCarthy remanded Kenneth Collopy in continuing custody to the governor of Limerick Prison to reappear in court on that date via video link. Print WhatsApp Email Facebook Twitter Previous articleNo joy for Market tradersNext articleBank appoints a receiver to property firm admin
NEW Zealand captain Kane Williamson singled out Ross Taylor for praise after the batsman’s historic 17th Test ton inspired the Black Caps to a series sweep against West Indies.Taylor was named man-of-the-match after his record-equalling century guided New Zealand to a 240-run win over the Windies in the second and final Test in Hamilton yesterday.The 33-year-old joined Martin Crowe and skipper Williamson atop the country’s list for Test hundreds after finishing 107 not out on day three.Speaking after the Kiwis bowled out West Indies for 203 on the fourth day, Williamson said: “Ross’s ton was a special moment for him; he’s a world class player.“To get us to a good score and set up a declaration, it was a considerable knock from a lot of angles.”Williamson added: “This was a good Test wicket, there was little bit off the deck. We saw how it played out.“Fortunate to be on the right side of the result and yet learn a lot. Not a huge amount of Test cricket this year, but in terms of how we wanted to execute, we were superb.”Taylor said: “It’s been nice to get there, but the main thing is if you get a hundred and the team wins, there’s nothing better than that.“It was nice to have some throw-downs in the morning and change a couple of little things which worked.“We came here wanting to win the series, West Indies put us under pressure at different times but we were able to ride that.“With a lot of big names coming in for West Indies, the one-day series will be competitive.”Stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite, who deputised for banned skipper Jason Holder, lamented West Indies’ batting as the Caribbean tourists failed in their pursuit of 444 for victory.“They did a great job. For us, we didn’t really bat well, especially in the first innings. I thought the bowlers did a magnificent job, obviously it was tough on their bodies. Kemar Roach struggled a bit,” he said.“I did enjoy the captaincy, it was a good experience. The guys gave me a lot of support, but Holder will be back and we’re all looking forward to welcoming him back. This was a tough loss; we’ve to be better with our shot selection.”
Although the Beavers stormed out to a 10-point lead, the win wasn’t out of reach for the Trojans in the second half. The team chipped down the lead throughout the second, and a 3-pointer by Jonah Mathews secured a 1-point 56-55 lead with just under four minutes left to play. The 11-point swing was mainly fueled by Mathews’ accuracy, while the rest of the team struggled to score. After the loss, the Trojans are now 15-13 on the season, walking the line of a losing record in conference play with an 8-7 record in the Pac-12. A close loss to Oregon State, which is ranked second in the conference, wasn’t necessarily a poor result on paper, but the team failed to finish a game that they could have won, a theme throughout this season. For Enfield, the team’s up-and-down performance points primarily resulted from lack of leadership, especially after point guard Jordan McLaughlin graduated. After routing Oregon earlier in the week, the men’s basketball team fell to Oregon State 67-62 in the last home game of the season Saturday. Much of the Trojans’ difficulty came from an inability to finish open shots. Usually a team leader in scoring, junior Nick Rakocevic finished the game with only 4 points. A lone standout in the game was the performance of freshman Kevin Porter Jr., who posted his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds on the night. But the rest of the team struggled to complete shots, especially from long distance. “We were 6-for-25 [from 3-point range] when the game mattered,” Enfield said. “Our guys had open looks. You have to shoot better to beat a good team like Oregon State.” The loss was the last game at Galen Center for the senior class, but it was met by a scattered crowd, with only 3,590 fans in attendance. That number was the second-lowest crowd in the 13 years since Galen Center opened — only a handful more than the record-low of 3,552 from 2014. “If you look at championship-level teams, there’s great leadership,” Enfield said. “In the bigger picture, certain guys just need to be able to play with a more even temperament. Either you’re successful or you fail. Everybody fails. You need to grind it out and work hard and be a leader. That’s what great players do, and that’s what great teams have.” Senior forward Bennie Boatwright tries to shoot in a loss to Oregon State Saturday in the final home game of his collegiate career. (Ling Luo/Daily Trojan) The lack of intensity in the stands mirrored a lack of continuity on the court, as the Trojans shot 44 percent from the field. Enfield shook his head as he studied the stat sheet after the game, regretfully admitting that his team simply missed a lot of shots. For seniors Bennie Boatwright and Shaqquan Aaron, the final home game was an emotional moment, and making it a more difficult loss to handle. “It’s all good — it’s all part of basketball,” Boatwright said. “You win some, you lose some. Everybody in the Galen Center who’s supported me for the last four years, I’m extremely grateful.” Although this weekend marked the team’s last at Galen Center for the season, the Trojans have two more road trips to complete the regular season — one to Utah and one to Colorado. But first, they’ll have to head to Westwood to face crosstown rival UCLA on Thursday.