Limerick FC Aiming to Recruit Players for Academy

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Previous articleLimerick Post Show | February 7, 2020Next articleSanctuary Runners are back training for the Great Limerick Run Adrian Finnin In another strange set of events, Limerick Football Club added a post to their social media pages tonight and are recruiting new players for the 2020 Airtricity League underage season.On the club’s official Twitter page, which has been dormant for months, Limerick FC stated:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Hi all, Limerick Fc Academy now recruiting in all age groups for the upcoming 2020 Season. Please follow the link below”Attached to the link was a form for potential new academy players and their parents to fill out if they wish to join the club.With the Airtricity League launch occuring yesterday, many expected confirmation of whether Limerick FC had been awarded a licence to play in the Airtricity League First Division. However, as of Thursday evening, no confirmation was forthcoming on the matter.The above recruitment drive suggests that Limerick FC certainly have a future in the league although with recent developments, the football fraternity in Limerick are utterly confused and dissilusioned.In another twist, rumours are gatherimg pace in Limerick that the newly formed Treaty United group were once again threatened with legal action and their future looks uncertain.It has been a roller coaster month as just three weeks ago, a press conference was held at the Castletroy Park Hotel with a new dawn for Limerick football promised.However, just three days later, Limerick FC owner Pat O’Sullivan was victorious in his legal battle with the Football Association of Ireland in the High Court which allowed Limerick FC to apply for a licence.O’Sullivan issued a rallying cry urging Limerick United to unite with Limerick FC. No interaction appeared to be forthcoming. Just last week, Conn Murray and the former ‘Limerick United’ group were forced to change their name to Treaty United following the threat of legal actiom from Limerick FC.The post Limerick FC Aiming to Recruit Players for Academy appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Advertisement NewsLimerick FC Aiming to Recruit Players for AcademyBy Adrian Finnin – February 7, 2020 405 Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSfootballKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick FCLimerick Post last_img read more

A celebration of excellence

first_imgHarvard’s first official Commencement act of 2011 unfolded outside Harvard Hall today (May 24) when a select group of seniors in black caps and gowns gathered for a fife-and-drum procession to Sanders Theatre for the annual Phi Beta Kappa ceremony.“I feel very honored,” said senior Fernando Racimo. The organismic and evolutionary biology concentrator, who is headed to Germany after graduation to study Neanderthal DNA, said he won entrance to the academic honor society through hard work. “I was definitely busier than I have ever been.”Induction into Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, the Harvard College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, requires a “record of outstanding scholarly achievement, showing both depth of study and breadth of intellectual interest.”At Harvard, 24 juniors are elected to Phi Beta Kappa in the spring, and 48 seniors in the fall, with another group of seniors elected in the weeks prior to Commencement. Membership cannot exceed 10 percent of the graduating class.Held annually on the Tuesday of Commencement week, the society’s Literary Exercises have been a regular Harvard ritual since the 18th century. The first exercises took place at Holden Chapel in 1782, but have been held at Sanders since 1876. The program centers on two presentations, by a poet and an orator invited by the chapter.This year, orator Joyce Carol Oates, Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities and professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, delivered an oration titled “Inspiration.” Poet Henri Cole, professor of English at Ohio State University, read his work “Swimming Hole, Buck Creek, Springfield, Ohio.”The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum provided music for the event including the Commencement hymn “Fair Harvard” by Samuel Gilman.The author of seven poetry collections, Cole employs a range of emotion in his work. He said his poem for the ceremony, what he described as one long sentence, “flashes back to remembered terrain from adolescence.”“In the poem there are some young swimmers referred to as ‘blossoming buds,’ and it occurred to me that is what all of you graduates are,” said Cole, adding that everyone is “striving toward being, like you. It’s a process that must never cease.”A prolific and multitalented writer, Oates has mastered many genres. She is known for her psychological realism, gothic, and suspense novels, as well as family sagas. With more than 50 novels to her credit, she is also a playwright and essayist and has written many volumes of short stories, works of young adult fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.Kicking off the events of Commencement Week, the Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises in Sanders Theatre included College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds (from left), William Clark, poet Henri Cole, Dudley Herschbach, Lawrence Buell, and Dorothy Austin.In 1969 her novel “them” received the National Book Award.Inspiration can take many forms, an “image, phrase, emotion,” said Oates. Calling to mind past literary greats, she spoke of Herman Melville’s attraction to the “power of blackness” in his contemporary Nathaniel Hawthorne, which had an “immediate and profound” influence on Melville’s masterpiece, “Moby Dick.”For Melville, she said, Hawthorne was like “a great comet sailing into your orbit that changes your life completely.”The idea for author Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” came to her as a sort of dream, one that “possessed” her, said Oates, while the city of Dublin was the driving force behind the works of Irish author James Joyce.Oates also invoked the visual arts as inspiration. To the early surrealists, she said, the world was “a vast forest of signs to be interpreted by the individual artists.”“There is to me something thrilling about the surrealist adventure. Moving out into the world to discover what awaits us … from this perspective, inspiration is anywhere and at any time … we have only to go out and to see.”The ceremony also included the Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching awards. This year’s recipients were David Ager, lecturer on sociology; William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development; and Dudley Herschbach, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science Emeritus.last_img read more

Angels blow lead twice, open season with 11-inning loss to A’s

first_img“We would have liked to win today, but it’s 1 of 162,” Richards said. “Come get ’em tomorrow.”There were still plenty of positives for the Angels, one of which was that Richards walked off the mound at the end with a sound arm. He came out of his first start with an injury last year, and that turned out to be the first of a handful of costly pitching injuries.This time, Richards was healthy as he spoke after the game, but disappointed that he hadn’t pitched as well as he’d liked. Those four scoreless innings were wiped away in the fifth, by a couple walks that preceded a poorly thrown two-seam fastball to Khris Davis.“I threw him four straight sliders, so I thought I could get a sinker in there, and it just came back over the plate,” Richards said.Davis belted it out to center field, cutting the Angels lead to 4-3. Two pitches later, Richards hung a slider to Matt Olson, who tied the score with a homer.After Pujols’ blast in the sixth – homer No. 615, hit No. 2,969 of his career – Cam Bedrosian allowed the tying run on three straight singles in the seventh.Relievers José Álvarez, Keynan Middleton, Jim Johnson and Ramírez held the A’s into the 11th. Boog Powell then lined a one-out triple that was just out of the reach of Justin Upton, who got some leather on the ball but couldn’t catch it.“That’s a tough play, looking back into the sun and running into the gap,” Scioscia said.The Angels intentionally walked Matt Joyce and brought in Upton to be the fifth infielder, but Ramírez couldn’t coax a ground ball from Semien.The loss spoiled a few good performances from an Angels team that is banking on being much more productive at the plate than last season.Calhoun had three hits, including a triple and a homer. Martín Maldonado also had three hits, including a ground-rule double. Cozart also had three hits, with a double.The Angels also saw Mike Trout go hitless in six at-bats, the first time in his career he’d endured an 0-for-6. Upton was 0 for 5.“It didn’t quite happen totally as scripted this afternoon,” Scioscia said. “But on the offensive side, we did lots of good things. Hopefully we’ll be able to build off that tomorrow.” PreviousOAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Media document the arrival of Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani as he takes the field prior to the baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMedia gather in front of the Los Angeles Angels dugout as they await Shohei Ohtani to return from batting practice before an opening day baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels jokes with Luis Valbuena #18 before their game against the Oakland Athletics on Opening Day of the season at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels walks back to the clubhouse after batting practice before their game against the Oakland Athletics on the Opening Day of the season at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes the field to warm up before an opening day baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through after hitting a single in his first major league at bat during the second inning of an opening baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through after hitting a single in his first major league at bat against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) is congratulated by first base coach Alfredo Griffin (4) after hitting a single in his first major league at-bat against the Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, is congratulated by Mike Trout (27) at the end of the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman works against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through after hitting a single in his first major league at bat against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman works against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards follows through on a pitch to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated by Luis Valbuena (18) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun drops his bat after hitting a triple off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado connects for an RBI-double off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Khris Davis hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Garrett Richards during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Khris Davis, right, celebrates with Matt Joyce (23) after hitting a three-run home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Garrett Richards during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, celebrates with Kole Calhoun (56) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani against the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani against the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena waits for the ball as Oakland Athletics’ Boog Powell slides safely beneath him with a triple during the 11th inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. At left is A’s third base coach Matt Williams. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien watches his single that drove in the winning run in the 11th inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien, left, celebrates with Matt Joyce (23) after making the game winning hit in the the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland’s Marcus Semien, center, celebrates with Matt Olson (28) and Jake Smolinski (5) after driving in the winning run off Angels relief pitcher Noe Ramirez in the bottom of the 11th inning in Thursday’s season opener in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien, left, celebrates with Matt Olson (28) after driving in the winning run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The A’s won 6-5(AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 35OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)ExpandOAKLAND — The Angels were halfway through a rollicking opening day, one filled with homers and scoreless innings from a healthy Garrett Richards and even a hit from Shohei Ohtani on the first pitch he saw.Hours later, though, the Angels were in a quiet clubhouse, dealing with the disappointment of season-opening 6-5, 11-inning loss to the Oakland A’s on Thursday.“We had some leads,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “We just couldn’t hold them.”The Angels led 4-0 in the middle of the fifth, on the strength of homers by Kole Calhoun and Zack Cozart. But Richards endured a mistake-filled fifth, allowing four runs on back-to-back homers. The Angels retook a 5-4 lead on an Albert Pujols homer, but they couldn’t hold that lead either. A mostly strong performance by the Angels’ bullpen ended with Noé Ramírez allowing the game-winning hit to Marcus Semien.When his hit dropped into a vacated center field, with the Angels playing a five-man infield and a two-man outfield, the Angels had lost on opening day for the fifth year in a row.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more