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_imgBy Alan BaldwinLONDON, England (Reuters) – Argentina are close to resolving a row that could have seen the former world champions suspended, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said yesterday.FIFA told the Argentine FA (AFA) this month that it risked a ban if it did not accept South American soccer’s governing body CONMEBOL as arbiter in vetting candidates for a March 29 presidential election.The AFA had voted last month to modify an article in its new statutes naming the College of Lawyers of Buenos Aires and not CONMEBOL’s ethics committee as the vetting body.“I’m confident there will be no need for drastic measures,” the head of the world soccer body told a news conference.Speaking after a meeting of FIFA’s final Executive Football Summit meetings at London’s Heathrow Airport, Infantino said the statutes had now been “more or less agreed” and there would be no need for sanctions if everything stayed on course.“There is one still open question that will be resolved soon – I’m very confident about that – and then the elections will take place,” he said.“I think when the election takes place in a proper and democratic way and a new president and executive is elected, then we can certainly continue to work closely with Argentina.”FIFA last year put the crisis-torn Argentine FA under the administration of a “normalisation committee” to put its house in order.The AFA was run as a personal fiefdom by Julio Grondona for 35 years until his death in 2014 and has since been immersed in a financial and governance crisis.An election held one year after Grondona’s death ended in farce with a 38-38 tie between two candidates when only 75 delegates had a vote.Argentina, fifth in the 10-nation South American World Cup qualifying group, face Chile at home on March 23 and visit Bolivia five days later.The top four qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while the team finishing fifth will go into a continental playoff. There are six rounds of matches to go.last_img read more

first_imgGUYANA’S international umpire Nigel Duguid has been chosen by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as one of its match officials for the upcoming ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, scheduled to get underway in South Africa from January 17.It marks the third consecutive World Cup appearance for Duguid who also stood in the 2016 and 2018 tournaments in Bangladesh and New Zealand respectively.Duguid joins Barbadian Leslie Reifer as the other regional umpire on the international panel which includes Roland Black, Ahmad Shah Pakteen, Sam Nogajski, Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid, Ian Gould, Wayne Knights, Rashid Riaz Waqar, Anil Chaudhary, Patrick Bongani Jele, Iknow Chabi, Ravindra Wimalasiri, Masudur Rahman Mukul, Asif Yaqoob and  Adrian HoldstockThe former Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) left-arm spinner who gave up playing for an umpiring career in 2010, was appointed to the ICC TV Umpires panel the following year and has been officiating in regional matches ever since.Duguid officiated in his first T20 International, featuring West Indies and Ireland on February 21, 2014 and has done 17 matches to date. He also stood in his first One Day International (ODI) on March 5, 2017 when West Indies opposed England.His last ODI stint was on August 8 last year when West Indies hosted India at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. He is also among the umpires in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Duguid also had a stint in the English cricket season in 2012 after doing duties in the Bangladesh ‘A’ team tour of the Caribbean the previous year.Experienced umpires Knights of New Zealand and Sri Lanka’s Wimalasiri will take charge of the opening match featuring hosts South Africa and Afghanistan in the Kimberley on January 17.Waqar will be the TV umpire for the first of 48 games in the tournament, with a 19-strong team of match officials confirmed by the ICC.Among those taking charge will be veteran Ian Gould, whose esteemed senior international career came to an end when he retired during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on home soil.The Englishman will join forces with Pakteen when India get the defence of their title underway against Sri Lanka in Bloemfontein, one of five group-stage matches he will officiate as on-field umpire.In all, 16 umpires from 12 different countries will be on the field for five matches each in the first stage of the U-19 World Cup, with eight also performing the role of TV umpire.The list includes five umpires who looked after the 2019 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier late last year, including Nogajski – who was on duty for the final between Papua New Guinea and Netherlands.The Australian will take the reins for a historic occasion, with Japan playing their very first match against New Zealand in Potchefstroom. Chabi of Zimbabwe will join Nogajski out in the middle.Nigeria will become the 31st different team to take part in the event when they face Australia, the second-most successful side since the competition first began in 1988 as the Youth Cricket World Cup. Bangladesh umpire Mukul and Duguid will be raising their finger in that match, on January 20 in Kimberley.The pool stages will also see an Ashes rivalry revisited at Youth level, with Holdstock and Yaqoob in the middle for Australia’s clash with England, also at Kimberley, three days later.The 16 umpires will be joined by three match referees for the duration of the tournament, with former Sri Lanka international Graeme Labrooy officiating alongside home official Shaid Wadvalla and England’s Phil Whitticase.ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees, Adrian Griffith: ‘The U-19 Cricket World Cup is a very important event in our calendar as it brings together the world’s most promising young players in a major ICC tournament, giving them the experience of competing on the global stage.“We are committed to appointing the finest officials available and I have every confidence in the team travelling to South Africa for the U-19 Cricket World Cup that they will do a fine job. I wish them all the best.”Umpire and match referee appointments for the knockout stages will be announced after the teams have been confirmed. The appointments for the Plate and Super League final will be finalised after the semi-finals. (Additional reporting from ICC Online Media Zone)last_img read more