first_imgAdvertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter Previous articleMeasles cases increaseNext articlePatients can avoid long waits by going to units 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. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp TAGSbus linksIrish RaillimerickNewbridgetrains Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsBreaking newsRail worksBy Bernie English – March 21, 2018 1720 100s of employees and contractors will be involved as Iarnród Eireann undertakes major works at various locations across the network over the Easter weekend.  The company is also facilitating Kildare County Council in road underbridge works at Sallins. These works will result in bus substitutions on some services. Bus transfers will operate between Heuston Station in Dublin and Newbridge, with a train service taking over in Newbridge to bring passengers to Limerick, Cork and KerryFor more breaking news click here Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

first_img Published on April 17, 2014 at 1:13 am When Maddie Kobelt plays her final two matches at Drumlins Tennis Club this weekend, she’ll stick to her routine.Before every match of her illustrious four-year career, Kobelt takes time to pray and reflect. She usually writes a word or a Bible verse on her wrist. Colossians 3:23 often come to mind.That verse reads, “Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” It’s a way for Kobelt to remind herself how the outcome of a match will never change her personality, or her prior success.“Coming into this program, I’ve been able to grow in my tennis game and as a person,” she said. “I’ve been able to appreciate all of the experiences that I’ve had.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Syracuse (4-13, 4-8 Atlantic Coast) heads into its home matches against Wake Forest (11-11, 3-10) and No. 24 Notre Dame (14-8, 7-6) this weekend, Kobelt will be honored on Senior Day for her contributions over the last four years. She set the bar high as a freshman by winning 35 matches, and has used her senior year to positively affect the program moving forward. Once she started to appreciate the team aspect of collegiate tennis, she grew into a player that recently became the 30th in program history to notch 100 career wins. Syracuse interim head coach Shelley George has played an integral part in Kobelt’s development, and believes the senior has set an example for younger players while elevating her own game. “She’s been coming on her own and spending extra time at the courts,” George said. “She understands that if you want to be the best, you have to outwork the best.”As a senior, Kobelt continued establishing her aggressive style of play and continues to use her savvy veteran presence to her advantage. Both qualities helped Kobelt lead Syracuse to victories against two ranked opponents in then-No. 48 Virginia Tech and then-No. 25 Florida State. She quickly built camaraderie with freshman Valeria Salazar to form the team’s best doubles pairing, and was resilient in her singles matches against some of the country’s elite players. Kobelt’s mother, Paula Kobelt, said one of the more memorable performances of her daughter’s career came this season, when she won in singles and doubles at home over the Hokies. When she needed to take control late in the doubles match against Virginia Tech, she gained more confidence with each powerful serve that soared past the opposition. And in singles, Kobelt immediately started in attack mode and earned the victory in a match lasting just two sets.“She’s developed her game to have a more aggressive and confident game,” Paula Kobelt said. “Every summer, she’s dedicated a lot of her summers to tournaments with the other team members.”When Kobelt graduates from Syracuse, her teammates will attempt to emulate the example she has set during her career.Work hard. Don’t play for yourself. Play for one another.If Syracuse follows the path of its senior leader, then it will be capable of competing at a high level this weekend, and in years to come. “Learn to love the competition and to fight,” Kobelt said. “You put so much effort getting into college tennis.“You owe it to yourself and your team to go out there and give it your best shot and see what you are capable of.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img“It has been again, just like everything else, just a lot of great teamwork between the teams, NASCAR and the venues.”Check out the full playoff schedules for the Cup, Xfinity and Truck series below, including start times and TV channels for each race.MORE: Watch NASCAR live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)NASCAR Cup Series playoff schedule 2020Final race of regular season: Aug. 29Round of 16: Sept. 27-Oct. 11Round of 8: Oct. 18-Nov. 1Championship: Nov. 8DateTrackTV channelStart time (ET)Sept. 6DarlingtonNBCSN6 p.m.Sept. 12RichmondNBCSN7:30 p.m.Sept. 19BristolNBCSN7:30 p.m.Sept. 27Las VegasNBCSN7 p.m.Oct. 4TalladegaNBC2 p.m.Oct. 11Charlotte (ROVAL)NBC2:30 p.m.Oct. 18KansasNBC2:30 p.m.Oct. 25TexasNBCSN3:30 p.m.Nov. 1MartinsvilleNBC2 p.m.Nov. 8PhoenixNBC3 p.m.NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff schedule 2020Final race of regular season: Sept. 18Round of 12: Sept. 26-Oct. 10Round of 8: Oct. 17-Oct. 31Championship: Nov. 7DateTrackTV channelStart time (ET)Sept. 26Las VegasNBCSN7:30 p.m.Oct. 3TalladegaNBCSN4:30 p.m.Oct. 10Charlotte (ROVAL)NBC3:30 p.m.Oct. 17KansasNBCSN3 p.m.Oct. 24TexasNBCSN4:30 p.m.Oct. 31MartinsvilleNBC4:30 p.m.Nov. 7PhoenixNBCSN5 p.m.NASCAR Truck Series playoff schedule 2020Final race of regular season: Sept. 10Round of 10: Sept. 17-Oct. 30Championship: Nov. 6DateTrackTV channelStart time (ET)Sept. 17BristolFS17:30 p.m.Sept. 25Las VegasFS19 p.m.Oct. 3TalladegaFS11 p.m.Oct. 16KansasFS17 p.m.Oct. 25TexasFS1NoonOct. 30MartinsvilleFS18 p.m.Nov. 6PhoenixFS18 p.m. Despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NASCAR is on track to finish its 2020 season.NASCAR revealed the final stretch of this year’s adjusted schedule on Aug. 7, and while the Cup Series will keep its 10-race playoff in place, the Xfinity and Truck Series schedules have seen a few changes. The Xfinity Series regular season will end with a Sept. 18 race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The playoff opener will now take place on Sept. 26 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.As for the Truck Series, the regular season will end at Richmond Raceway on Sept. 10. The playoffs will start at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 17.”The one fortunate part of this latter part of the season and the playoffs is we were able to keep the original tracks and dates intact when it came to the Cup Series, but definitely they have had to be flexible with integrating some of the other series into those events so that they had a good championship schedule as well,” NASCAR senior vice president of competition Scott Miller said.last_img read more

first_imgThe victory elevates Uganda to four points in two games but still second in group A behind Zambia who defeated Comoros 15-0.Uganda will return to action on Tuesday against Comoros in the final group game.Uganda’s Nalukenge is the leading goal scorer with 7 goals.The South African duo of Tiffany Kortjie and Oyisa Marhasi have scored 6 goals apiece.Florence Kasonde and Shelly Masumo, both of Zambia have 4 goals.Uganda U17 Starting XIDaphine Nyayenga (GK) (Uganda Martyrs HS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim SS), Bira Nadunga (Olila High School), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim SS), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Juliet Nalukenge (Captain – Kawempe MuslimSS), Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono High School), Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy High School)SubstitutesJoan Namusisi (GK) (Mukono HS), Gift Nasasira (GK) (Gadafi Integrated), Catherine Nagadya (Katuuso Community SS), Sumayah Komuntale (King of Kings), Precious Atwiine (Up Hill College), Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS).*****SOURCE: FUFA MEDIAShare on: WhatsApp Uganda U17 Starting XI Daphine Nyayenga (GK) (Uganda Martyrs HS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim SS), Bira Nadunga (Olila High School), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim SS), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Juliet Nalukenge (Captain – Kawempe MuslimSS), Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono High School), Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy High School). PHOTO FUFA MEDIASept 22Uganda 11 -0 Mauritius 0Port Luis, Mauritius | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda U17 Women’s national football team put up a dominant at the ongoing COSAFA U17 Women’s Championship to dispatch hosts Mauritius 11-0 on Sunday.Right from the onset at the St. Francois Xavier Stadium – Port Luis, Uganda proved the better side and eventually went ahead to win their second group game 11-0. Captain Juliet Nalukenge orchestrated the damage scoring a double hat trick (six goals).Fauza Najjemba scored a brace while goalkeeper Daphine Nanyenga converted from the spot before Stella Musubika and Margaret Kunihira scored a goal each.As early as the second minute, Uganda had taken the lead through Kunihira before Nalukenge doubled the lead three minutes later in what turned out to be a field day.Defender Musubika got Uganda’s third goal before Nalukenge added two more goals to complete her hat trick before the break.Nalukenge . PHOTO FUFA MEDIADespite scoring many goals in the first stanza, Uganda kept surging forward with Nalukenge scoring three more goals in the 49th, 51st, 61st and 74th minutes.Najjemba added one more in the 66th minute after goalkeeper Daphine Nanyenga had converted from the spot when Nalukenge was fouled inside the area in the 54th minute.We came for a win and we have achieved it. We have missed a couple of chances at goal but 11 goals will push us further in the tournament’ Said Uganda Girls U17 head coach Ayub Khalifa.Team captain Juliet Nalukenge was named player of the match she received the accolade and a ball after scoring a hattrickNalukenge was named player of the game and also walked away with the match ball.last_img read more

first_imgby Mike FitzpatrickAP Sports WriterNEW YORK (AP) – Clint Hurdle won the NL Manager of the Year award Tuesday after guiding the Pittsburgh Pirates to the playoffs in their first winning season since 1992.Hurdle was a runaway winner, selected first on 25 of 30 ballots from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel. Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers came in second and Fredi Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves finished third.“It’s a bit overwhelming, to tell you the truth,” Hurdle said in an interview on MLB Network. “It’s humbling. It’s gratifying from an organizational standpoint.”It was the first Manager of the Year honor for the 56-year-old Hurdle. His highest finish had been third in 2007, when he led the Colorado Rockies to the World Series.The only other Pittsburgh manager to win the award was Jim Leyland in 1990 and 1992, the bookends to three consecutive division titles for the Pirates.After that, they endured a record 20 straight losing seasons – the longest drought in any of the four major professional sports – before going 94-68 this year to capture an NL wild card.Riding a wave of excitement from a rejuvenated fan base in a city finally enthralled by baseball again, Pittsburgh beat the Cincinnati Reds in the wild-card game before losing to league champion St. Louis in a division series that went the full five games.“I said it’s the greatest coaching opportunity in all of sports – the opportunity to be part of a select group of men and women that re-bond a city with a ballclub,” Hurdle said. “Three years almost to the day that I said it, it’s starting to happen.”Hurdle was chosen second on the other five ballots and was the only manager picked on every one. He had 140 points in the 5-3-1 scoring system to 68 points for Mattingly, who received two first-place votes after leading the Dodgers to the NL West title.Gonzalez got three first-place votes and finished with 43 points.Mike Matheny of the Cardinals was the only other skipper to appear on a ballot. He was tabbed second by four voters and third by seven. In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, right, watches his team warm up for Game 5 of a NL baseball division series between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Hurdle has won the NL Manager of the Year award after guiding the Pirates to the playoffs in their first winning season since 1992. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)last_img read more