Civil War legacy is finally laid to rest in Limerick as…

Friday the 13th nightmare for opponents of Irish Cement tyre-burning plans Families and workers must be supported through public health emergency Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD Linkedin ‘Fully resourced’ crime office needed in Bruff Twitter Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsCivil War legacy is finally laid to rest in Limerick as main parties grab top jobsBy Alan Jacques – June 19, 2014 696 Print Previous articleTributes to former Limerick mayor at City HallNext articleCaherdavin householders say no to water charges in Limerick Alan Jacques Council collects €53 million in commercial rates Facebook WhatsApp Email TAGSAnti AustCllr Cian PrendivilleCllr John GilliganCllr Maurice QuinlivanCllr Sean LynchFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Metropolitan DistrictSinn Fein Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Cllr Maurice QuinlivanCIVIL War politics were laid to rest as Fine Gael and Fianna Fail become bedfellows on new local authority.With the pact between the two coalition parties resulting in key positions being divvied up between them, their alliance has been criticised by those on the left of the political divide as contemptuous of the electorate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Limerick Metropolitan District’s first ever meeting this week, Cllr John Gilligan (Ind) commented, “Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have no intention of standing up to anyone. The Civil War is over. They have finally come together.”Cllr Gilligan went on to point out that what the electorate wanted was ignored, with Cllr Quinlivan (SF) and his poll-topping landslide in City North, making him the obvious choice for mayor. He suggested that the top three candidates in each of the three city wards should be their first citizens for the first three years.“I have nothing to gain by this proposal, but Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have excluded everyone else. They sit well together,” he said.Although disappointed at not being elected Mayor, Cllr Quinlivan said he was not surprised at the carve up between the new FF/FG partnership.“Nothing changes. There is no difference between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. We all see that now,” he declared.First-time Fianna Fail councillor Sean Lynch claimed the pact with Fine Gael was made for the good of the city and county.“We all have differences, but our main objective is working for the people of the city and county,” he said.Meanwhile, Cllr Cian Prendiville of the Anti Austerity Alliance urged Sinn Fein councillors Maurice Quinlivan, Seighin O’Ceallaigh and Malachy McCreesh and independent Cllr Gilligan to abandon their “pro-austerity pact” with Labour councillors Joe Leddin, Elena Secas and Frankie Daly. read more

Day grabs 18 rebounds, scores 15 points in Orange home win

first_imgBriana Day didn’t have to score to make a difference. She didn’t even have to touch the ball. All she had to do was rotate on defense, lift her hands upward and restrict the shooting angle for Pittsburgh’s forwards.But Day did more than just stifle the Panthers on the defensive end. She was Syracuse’s most efficient player and helped pull the Orange to victory with 15 points, 18 rebounds, five blocks and three steals.“If you put that stat line out there and she had zero points, you’d be happy with that three (steals) and five (blocks),” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She did a tremendous job, you have to give her a lot of credit.”In No. 25 Syracuse’s (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast) 68-54 win over the Panthers (18-9, 8-6)  on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, Day did a bit of everything. The win put Syracuse at 20 wins overall and 10 in the ACC, two marks that Hillsman highlighted as necessary to feel comfortable about postseason hopes.With two minutes left in the first half, SU assistant coach Sasha Palmer waved Day over to her while guard Alexis Peterson shot free throws. Palmer lifted her right arm out to her side and up in the air demonstrating how to defend Pitt’s forwards.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe players Day was defending were bigger than her and she said she struggles defensively when bigger players back her down in the post. Day said Palmer told her to get in front of Pittsburgh’s players to minimize their advantage.“I’m just as big as they are in my heart,” Day said. “You have to think like that, honestly. It’s a mental thing, like if you say ‘Oh, I know they’re bigger than me,’ you’re going to play like you’re smaller.”Day’s defensive contributions were only part of her dominance. In the second half, she was contributing all over the court.When Isabella Slim airballed a 3-pointer with 16 minutes left, the ball bounced on the court and flew out of bounds. But it was Day who sprinted to the corner, jumped in the air and saved it by passing to Peterson. By the time her momentum stopped, she was well past Syracuse’s bench and farther away from the court than some fans.She then perfectly executed a pick-and-roll with Peterson to give SU a 54-50 lead. Two possessions later, she stole the ball from Aysia Bugg. Ten seconds after that, Day snagged an offensive rebound.“She keeps the ball alive, gives them second chances with rebounding,” Pitt head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said. “She changes players’ shots defensively with her length. “They don’t really come with a double team when she’s on the floor. She’s a difference-maker for them at both ends.”Day played nearly the entire game for SU because she committed only three fouls — tied for a conference-play low. And as a result, Day used her athleticism and time on the court to produce.McConnell-Serio said Day has come a long way since last year and is continuing to piece together a stellar season. But Day has stayed humble throughout the entire season and just like her play, it continued after another big game on Sunday.“I don’t think I’m playing my best, but I think I’m playing pretty well,” Day said. “Just playing hard and doing what I can to help my team.” Comments Published on February 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more