Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleLimerick campaign to reverse VAT on health food supplementsNext articleLisa Marie will not seek re-election Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter Print Gardaí have arrested 2 men in their 30s and 40s following reports of people distributing leaflets for a suspected fraudulent charity in the Annacotty area of Co. Limerick on the 7th February 2019.Gardaí received a report of a possible bogus charity collection where people were calling to houses in the Annacotty area alleging they were raising money by collecting clothing. Gardaí carried out a patrol of the area and 2 men were arrested, brought to Mayorstone Park Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. They have since been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station, Sgt Ber Leetch said ‘The community in Annacotty should be commended for this. Someone obviously didn’t think this was a genuine charity and phoned it in, which is exactly what we want to see. No genuine business or charity will mind you carrying out your own enquiries or calling An Garda Síochána. If a person calls to your door offering you professional trade services, selling goods or collecting for a charity and you are worried they are not bona fide, tell the caller that you never deal with people who ‘cold call’ to your door. Ask for a brochure or documentation so you can carry out checks and verify their credibility. We always want to hear if there are people in the area who may be offering goods or services that are not genuine so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call us ’ NewsCrime & CourtTwo men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 8, 2019 2262 Email WhatsApp
I guess the New England Patriots Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are at it again. I know you have heard by now that they found 11 of the 12 game balls used by the New England Patriots were 2 pounds below playing weight. Everyone theorizes that this was done to help Brady, his receivers, and his running backs grip the ball better in poor weather conditions. For those who don’t know, each team uses their own type of football in pro football games.This is not the first time Belichick and his team have tried to see just what the rules might allow them to do. A few years back they were part of “Spy Gate” in which they tried to steel signals from the coaches of the opposing team during a game. It is also rumored that they might have tried lip reading as well to pick up plays from their opposition.This bad reputation the Patriots are earning even goes back to snow removal which occurred during some of those famous winters in New England. They reportedly removed snow for the Patriots but let their opposition struggle in the deep slush. If you believe in retribution, Seattle should win the Super Bowl.
After playing their first eight matches at neutral sites, the Women of Troy finally get to show what they can do in their home pool.No. 2 USC (7-1) hosts No. 6 Hawai’i (2-3) in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference clash Thursday at 5 p.m., hoping to continue its six-match winning streak.“We’re going to have to go out and play really good team defense,” senior All-American driver Nadia Dan said. “We have a lot of depth this year, so we’re going to be playing a lot of girls and hopefully wear them out.”Nearly every position player on the roster has scored multiple goals for the Women of Troy, with 18 players netting at least two points.Sophomore two-meter Kaleigh Gilchrist has led the offensive onslaught so far, scoring 15 goals, matching her season total from her freshman campaign.“I haven’t really been thinking about it,” Gilchrist said. “Goals will come. But goals don’t really win national championships, defense does.”The Women of Troy haven’t been too shabby on defense, either.Only No. 1 Stanford has managed to net more than six goals on the Women of Troy, who only gave up a total of 12 goals in their four matches at the Lancer Invitational last weekend while mostly resting their starters.Sophomore All-American goalkeeper Flora Bolonyai works as the fulcrum of the tenacious defense.“Hands down, I can say Flora’s the best goalie in the nation,” Gilchrist said. “It’s awesome to know that just in case one of us screws up, we have [Bolonyai] in the goal to back us up.”Bolonyai, who helped her native Hungarian team win the bronze medal at the European Championships last month, is averaging 6.7 saves per game while only allowing 5.1 goals per game.Bolonyai will try to keep the Rainbow Wahine at bay in Hawai’i’s first match since Feb. 5.The Rainbow Wahine (2-3) have more losses than wins, but their three losses have come at the hands of either No. 3 UCLA and No. 4 California.“They had pretty solid games against UCLA and Cal,” Dan said. “They’re a good team, and they have a good goalie.”Hawai’i goalie Serena Reid is averaging 8.2 saves and 7 goals allowed per game.The Women of Troy eked out a 5-4 overtime win against Hawai’i last season and currently own an 11-game winning streak over their MPSF rivals.
The University of Wisconsin volleyball team (11-3) started out the double match weekend by sweeping Northwestern (10-8) 3–0 Friday night before falling 3–1 to No. 7 Illinois (16-3). With the Badgers back in the UW Fieldhouse after four straight away matches, the team looked to its fans to get back on track after a loss to Iowa last Saturday.The No. 8 Badgers made quick work of the Wildcats in the first set thanks to the Badger hitting core. They put Northwestern away easy in a 25–13 opening set.But the biggest story of the night came from the Badger defense in both the back row led by libero Tiffany Clark and the front row blocking core led by Dana Rettke. Clark had 21 digs on the night and Molly Haggerty added 11 of her own.Volleyball: Badgers to square off against Big Ten rivals Northwestern, IllinoisThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team will go to battle this weekend against Illinois (10-8, 0-6 Big Ten) and Northwestern Read…Clark was impressed with the Badger’s performance in the back row.“We’ve gotten a chance to work on our discipline on defense. I thought everyone played really sharp,” said Clark.In their dominant performance, Wisconsin recorded a season-high 53 digs as a team.After the game, Rettke discussed the importance of putting up big blocks and continuing to be a productive blocking team through the season.“I think [blocking] had a pretty good impact. I thought our defense was doing really great and the backcourt picking up what we didn’t get,” Rettke said.Football: Well, you can’t win ’em allI usually wake up on Saturday mornings with low expectations for our Badgers. “Maybe they win, maybe they lose,” I Read…Rettke recorded five of the team’s eight blocks.The Badger defense continued to impress as Wisconsin made quick work of the Northwestern Wildcats winning the second set 25–14 and taking the match on a 25–15 third set.After coming off the Northwestern win, the Badgers had a short turn around for the other Big Ten team from Illinois, the No. 7 Fighting Illini. This is the second time this season the Badgers will face Chris Tamas’ Illini this season. Last time the Badgers stole three sets and the match in Illinois. The Illini were back for vengeance.But Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield knew the road ahead was challenging.“It’s just two teams that just got done playing each other a week and a half ago and two teams that are familiar with each other. I’m sure we’ll have another humdinger at our place,” Sheffield said.And a humdinger it was. The Badgers got out to a quick start in the first set, trying to continue the defensive showing and overpower Jacqueline Quade and the Illini offense. Wisconsin will win the first set in a close 25–23 score.The Illini will then battle back to take another close one 25–21. The sets were tied at one and Wisconsin had lost momentum going into the swing third set.Something special brewing in Milwaukee: How the Crew got this farIn recent weeks, the best team in baseball hasn’t been the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox or the Read…With the Badger trailing the whole second set until they tied the score at 20, the last-ditch effort lasted a little longer than usual. After the score was tied, it took 20 more rallies to finish this set. The Badgers and Illini battled back and forth through 10 extra points until the Illini eventually overpowered the Badgers and won a long set 35–33.After such a long set of rallies, the Badgers seemed to have lost more momentum and drop the final set to Illinois 25–23.Though Wisconsin took their first home loss, a personal best 26 digs from Clark was one of the high stats from the Badgers. Others include Rettke with 19 kills, Tionna Williams with six blocks and Sydney Hilley with 49 assists.The Badgers will host No. 5 Nebraska in a whiteout game at the UW Fieldhouse Friday at 8 p.m.
Eight games into the season, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team (27-7, 18-2) was coming off consecutive losses to then-No. 10 Washington Huskies and sat at 4-4 with the grueling Big Ten schedule ahead. The Badgers responded with one of the greatest seasons in UW volleyball history. Reaching the national championship for the third time in program history, Wisconsin fell yet again on the highest stage. Volleyball: Wisconsin falls in NCAA Championship match to StanfordThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team (27–7, 18-2 Big Ten) fell to the Stanford Cardinal (30–4, 18-2 Pac-12) in the Read…UW ripped through conference play, winning the Big Ten with an 18-2 record and seven wins over ranked conference opponents. After the subpar start to the year, head coach Kelly Sheffield showed signs of optimism, not worry. “It’s exciting,” Sheffield said. “Big Ten volleyball is nasty, and this year in our sport, teams are just beating up on each other. From a record standpoint, it probably hasn’t been as good as what most of us are wanting, but it’s been entertaining, high-level stuff in the Field House.” Such optimism powered this team late in sets, late in matches and late in the season. Numerous players stepped up in crucial moments against quality opponents like Nebraska, Penn State and Minnesota. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for the Badgers in the Big Ten championship against the Stanford Cardinal. The senior core of the Cardinal upended the hopes of another great Badger team a few seasons prior. Kathryn Plummer, Jenna Gray and Audriana Fitzmorris dashed any national championship hopes of the Lauren Carlini-led Badgers in 2016. That core finished their collegiate careers winning three national championships in four years.“It almost feels like it [Stanford’s four-year run] got started against us a few years ago,” Sheffield said. “They’ve had their foot on the gas pedal ever since. We’re a really good team and they plowed right through us.”Volleyball: Badgers win Big Ten championship outright with help from GophersAspirations were high for the Wisconsin volleyball team this year. They returned three All-Americans in Dana Rettke, Sydney Hilley and Read…While a national championship was the goal, this Badger team finished the year breaking records and showing some definite promise for next year. Freshman Izzy Ashburn set the Badger record for service aces (47) and service aces per set (0.41) in 25-point rally scoring. Carlini previously held both of those records, set in 2014. No other conference opponent had ever swept Nebraska twice in one season – the Badgers did it three times. Dana Rettke earned her third AVCA First-Team All-American nod. That matches Carlini’s Badger record of three AVCA first-team honors. Another first-team selection next season would put Rettke in supreme company. Only five players in NCAA history have received four AVCA first-team selections. Volleyball: All-American Rettke remains hungry following summer with Team USAJunior Dana Rettke has been one of the most intimidating forces in college volleyball for over two years now. A Read…UW’s historic season came to an end in the form of a sweep to a historic group at Stanford. However, numerous members of the Badger team said that any loss in the championship hurts, regardless of the nature of the defeat. “I hate losing,” outside hitter Molly Haggerty said. “Whether we got swept, or lost in five, it doesn’t really feel any different.”To make a repeat effort next season, the team will need to fill the holes left by seniors Tiffany Clark, Madison Duello and M.E. Dodge. Clark captained the back row as libero and Duello has been a steady right side hitter. Both have started the majority of the last three years. Duello received AVCA third-team honors a year ago. Looking forward to next season might be a little early, but setter Sydney Hilley and company will milk this loss for all the motivation possible.“I think it’s going to drive us every day,” Hilley said. “We’re not going to forget this feeling for a long time. I know we can get back here, just got to keep working hard.”