first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Advertisement WhatsApp www.licp.ie – New website for city centre community partnership No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Twittercenter_img Previous articleSIPTU calls for receiver to be appointed to Andersen Ireland onlineNext articleFinal tough budget to close out the game Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Print THE Nicholas Street Medieval Tidy Towns committee celebrated a landmark success in the national Tidy Towns competition recently, coming top in the country in the Urban or Rural Village category.The committee was formed in April of this year after locals grew weary of asking for help with the neglected condition of the area and it is made up of residents and business representatives of the Nicholas Street, Church Street and Castle Street area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The group’s chairperson Michael Tracey said: “We felt we had to act for ourselves to try and get this area of its knees. We put in a lot of effort and we have the street looking well.“However, this is just the first step in what will be a very long strategic plan for the area. I want to congratulate all our committee and we look forward to further progress next year.”Dr James Ring of the Limerick Civic Trust, which is a member of the group, added: “We have a five year plan to gradually increase the catchment area to take in the entire medieval city to include the English and Irish towns.“This year coming we plan to include the Abbey area of King’s Island before moving over the bridge to take in Broad Street and John’s Street in the coming years.” NewsLocal NewsNational award for Nicholas Street Medieval QuarterBy Liam Togher – September 18, 2013 974 Linkedin 490 volunteers attend Tidy Towns webinar hosted by Limerick City and County Council Love for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s video TAGSfeaturedLimerick Civic TrustMedieval QuarterNicholas StreetTidy Towns last_img read more

first_img Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 The Royals barely even hit any balls hard against Heaney, with just two leaving the bat at more than 100 mph.Heaney threw his 105th pitch to finish the eighth, already five more than his previous career high. Scioscia asked him if he was OK, and Heaney said yes. That was the extent of the conversation, and Heaney returned for the ninth, much to the delight of the Angel Stadium crowd.Related Articles Heaney immediately showed Scioscia he’d made the right decision, as he hit 95 mph on his way to an 11-pitch perfect inning.“He was ready for it,” Scioscia said. “He was ready for the challenge. The ninth inning is never easy. He wanted it and he finished it off well.”Heaney punctuated the final out – a Mike Moustakas groundout to Valbuena at third – with a fist pump. It was the first time at any level of professional baseball that Heaney had pitched a complete game, allowing for that 27th out celebration.On his 27th birthday.“It’s fun,” Heaney said. “You want to shake your catcher’s hand and shake hands with your teammates. It’s a fun feeling. I’ll try to do it again.” Beyond his Gold Glove defense, the Angels would also miss Simmons’ bat. He has been one of their most consistent hitters all season, carrying a .330 average after Tuesday’s game.Offense has been an issue for the Angels for much of the season, but for one night Heaney made sure they only needed one run.They got that one with the baseball equivalent of a trick play. With Chris Young at third and Michael Hermosillo at first and two outs in the fifth, Hermosillo took off on a delayed steal, drawing a throw. Hermosillo stopped and got in a rundown, as Young scored.“We weren’t swinging the bats up till that point in the game the way we wanted to,” Scioscia said, “and we thought it was a chance to see if we could get a run.”That was the only run the Angels needed, thanks to Heaney.After giving up five runs in his last start, snapping his streak of six straight starts allowing two earned runs or fewer, Heaney had no trouble with the Royals.Heaney hit Jon Jay to lead off the game, and then he retired the next 13 hitters. He did not allow a hit until Hunter Dozier’s clean single into left field in the fifth. After that, Heaney retired 14 of the last 15. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield PreviousANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has sports drink dumped on him by teammates after pitching a complete game one hitter defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0 at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has sports drink dumped on him by teammates after pitching a complete game one hitter defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0 at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during the fourth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during the first inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals reacts to popping out during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during the first inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during the fourth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to a Kansas City Royals batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Kansas City Royals’ Jon Jay, right, is forced out at second by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons on a grounder by Mike Moustakas, who was safe at first during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young, left, and home plate umpire Ed Hickox watch a play elsewhere after Young stole home in a double-steal attempt against the Kansas City Royals, as Michael Hermosillo is caught in a rundown between first and second base and tagged out, during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Home plate umpire Ed Hickox, left, talks with Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Manager Ned Yost, Hunter Dozier #17, and Salvador Perez #13 look on as Brad Keller #56 of the Kansas City Royals is pulled from the game during the fifth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Kansas City Royals’ Whit Merrifield, right, and Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado look up to find the ball, before Maldonado made the catch during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney lobs the ball to first on an infield ground ball to get Kansas City Royals’ Alcides Escobar at first during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to the plate during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Royals at Angel Stadium. Heaney threw a one-hitter in a 1-0 victory on his 27th birthday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 reacts after pitching a complete game one hitter defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0 at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney reacts after getting Kansas City Royals’ Mike Moustakas to ground out for the final out of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Heaney threw a one-hitter as the Angels won 1-0. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 is congratulated by Martin Maldonado #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after pitching a complete game one hitter defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0 at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney, center, is doused by teammates after throwing a one-hitter, as the Angels defeated the Kansas City Royals 1-0 in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has sports drink dumped on him by teammates after pitching a complete game one hitter defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0 at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has sports drink dumped on him by teammates after pitching a complete game one hitter defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0 at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 21ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 05: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has sports drink dumped on him by teammates after pitching a complete game one hitter defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0 at Angel Stadium on June 5, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandANAHEIM — They say age 27 marks the prime of a baseball career.It certainly looked that way for Andrew Heaney, who pitched the best game of his career on his 27th birthday, allowing one hit in the Angels’ 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.“That was a masterpiece,” Manager Mike Scioscia said.It was not only Heaney’s first shutout, but his first complete game, in his 39th career start. Scioscia let him throw a career-high 116 pitches. It was the Angels’ first one-hitter since Ervin Santana’s in 2012, and it was their first complete game of the season.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Despite Heaney’s brilliance, there was a down side to the night. Andrelton Simmons suffered a sprained right ankle slipping on the dugout steps just before the first pitch. He started the game anyway but came out after two innings.Simmons, who was on crutches after the game, said he’s hoping to avoid the disabled list, but he conceded it was possible.“It’s sore,” he said. “I sprained it pretty decent. … I’ve sprained my ankle before. I know it will take two days and then I can move around pretty decent normally, so that’s what I’m hoping for.”If the Angels are without Simmons, they could move Zack Cozart to shortstop and have Luis Valbuena or Jefry Marte play third. They could also bring back Kaleb Cowart, who was optioned earlier on Tuesday, if they have to place Simmons on the disabled list. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgPreviousPittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes, right, scores on a double by Adam Frazier as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, slides before being tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings while trying to score on a ball hit by Matt Thaiss during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell, right, is congratulated by Starling Marte after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Luis Rengifo, left, is forced out at second as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier throws out Max Stassi at first during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell, left, rounds first as Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols stands near the bag Bell hit a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds can’t reach a ball hit for a triple by Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, scores on a single by Albert Pujols as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings stands at the plate during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, is safe at third for a triple as Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran waits for a late throw during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a double by Colin Moran during the third inning of a baseball game agains the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, is safe at first as Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jose Osuna takes a late throw during the inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, slides before being tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings while trying to score on a ball hit by Matt Thaiss during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout watches a ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds go out for a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his triple during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, walks away after striking out as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings, center, and home plate umpire Laz Diaz gesture during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell, right, is congratulated by Jose Osuna after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes, right, scores on a double by Adam Frazier as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, slides before being tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings while trying to score on a ball hit by Matt Thaiss during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, slides before being tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings while trying to score on a ball hit by Matt Thaiss during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM — A night that began so well for the Angels ended up as yet another another ugly loss.Despite taking a four-run lead after two innings, the Angels lost 10-7 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, allowing 10 runs for the second night in a row to a team that came to Anaheim 21 games under .500.The good feelings from the Angels’ two-game winning streak over the weekend in Boston have vanished amid two straight nights of poor pitching, with a sprinkle of poor defense too.The hitters at least showed up, generating a quick 4-0 lead, with two of the runs coming home on a pair of extra-base hits by Shohei Ohtani. They scored two more in the ninth, when they were down by five, to finish with seven runs on 10 hits, including four from David Fletcher. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros As the ball dribbled into foul territory, Bell went for second. Canning, who had been backing up third, chucked the ball into right field, allowing Reynolds to score and Bell to take third.Bell then scored on a clean hit by Colin Moran, which made all the runs earned.Canning bounced back to pitch a scoreless fourth, but then his night was over with 80 pitches, nearly his limit in his return from the injured list.“His stuff looked really good but the pitch count got up,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “A little trouble locating the ball. Obviously the error really hurt him but overall more importantly he looked healthy, looked strong. Maybe too strong. Sometimes when you’re too strong you have trouble commanding the baseball.”Canning left with a 5-3 lead, but Cole then entered and allowed the Pirates to score four runs in the fifth. It marked the third time in his past five games that he’d allowed at least four runs in one inning or less.“It’s very frustrating,” Cole said. “It’s tough to swallow, a tough pill to swallow. I feel like I’ve thrown the ball a lot better than these last five games. It’s not one or two runs, it’s four or five. One of those is enough. To have three of them, obviously I just think I need to make an adjustment mentally when maybe guys get on or whatnot. Maybe subconsciously I’m doing something different that I’m not recognizing but I need to recognize it and figure out what it is.”Cole, who had worked an encourage 2-2/3 innings of scoreless baseball in two games in Boston over the weekend, gave up a single to Starling Marte and then a game-tying two-run homer to Bell.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros But it wasn’t enough to overcome the issues on the mound, mostly caused by Griffin Canning and Taylor Cole.Canning, who pitched six scoreless innings on July 30 in his last outing before being sidelined with elbow inflammation, struggled through the first inning, throwing 30 pitches before escaping without allowing a run.“I threw a lot of balls,” Canning said. “Just my first game back in a while, Just kind of getting back into that rhythm and that feel.”He had a 4-0 lead when he took the mound in the third, which included one particularly ugly sequence.Josh Bell dropped a bloop single into left, driving in the Pirates’ first run. Left fielder Justin Upton, who slid to attempt the catch, then threw to third to try to get Bryan Reynolds, but no one was covering the bag because Fletcher, the shortstop, and third baseman Matt Thaiss had also gone out to left to try to make the catch. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Moran shot a single up the middle and he scored on Jose Osuna’s double down the left-field line. Cole got the next two outs, including a 100.7-mph lineout, before Pablo Reyes singled up the middle, putting the Pirates up 7-5.The Angels had a shot to get at least one run back, but Kole Calhoun was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a fly ball to center fielder Marte.The Pirates, who had 17 hits on the night, then added three insurance runs against Luís García and Jake Jewell. 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