Tribute to Limerick teens killed in RIC ambush

first_imgTwitter Advertisement Previous articleLimerick’s Bishop-elect saddened over Pope’s retirementNext articleDebt collectors add to agony of Limerick cancer patients admin WhatsApp Facebook A commemorative scroll has been produced to help defray the cost of the memorial stone that will be unveiled at the site of the tragedy on Easter week-end by the Meelick/Parteen and Cratloe War of Independence Commemoration Committee who are trying to make contact with any living relatives of the O’Donovans to invite them to the ceremony.Recalling the details of the event, Tom Toomey said that on the morning of Sunday, February 20, 1921, the O’Donovan brothers, Cecil (18) Thomas (17) and Aidan (14) left their home at 3, Emma Villas in Thomondgate to walk to Blackwater Mill in Parteen along with their cousin Brendan O’Donovan (19) to search for birds nests in the ruins of the mill.Neither the O’Donovans nor their cousin had any involvement in politics or political movements.Arriving at the mill around noon, they were seen moving around the ruins by a person who mistook them for IRA men on a training exercise.They didn’t notice the approach of a convoy of RIC policemen and Black and Tans that stopped near where McMahon’s public house and mortuary now stands.Captain David Sturrock, the Intelligence office accompanying the convoy, later stated that he had received information that the IRA was drilling at the mill and it was on the foot of this information that the convoy was sent out. The two men in charge Inspector John Greally and Captain Sturrock moved up to investigate. Sturrock stated that he saw seven to nine men streaming out from the mill.While the officers were still investigating, shots were fired from the convoy and Aidan O’Donovan fell mortally wounded after being hit in the chest. Cecil O’Donovan was hit by a bullet between the eyes and was killed instantly. Their cousin Brendan managed to escape through the grounds of the mill and a badly shocked Thomas O’Donovan surrendered to Captain Sturrock.A military inquiry and court inquiry left many unanswered questions over what happened including the identity of the person who gave the order to fire while the officers in charge were still investigating.Cecil and Aidan’s father, Thomas (Snr.) died in 1927 when he was about 59 years of age and his wife Alice lived on until 1959 when she was well into her eighties.Thomas, who survived the tragedy, subsequently moved to England and lost contact with the family.Francis, who was the seventh of the O’Donovan’s nine children, joined the British Army during the second World War. He died in London in 1943 from illness picked up while serving in Aden. He was only thirty-four and unmarried when he died.Anyone wishing to contribute to the memorial or with information on the O’Donovans can contact Tom Toomey at 086-3114867 or Padraig Og O Ruairc at 086-3148496.Above: Cecil O’Donovan (18) and his 14-year-old brother Aidan who died in the Blackwater ambush. NINETY-one years after two Limerick city teenagers were shot dead by the RIC and Black and Tans in a South East Clare ambush, a memorial is to be erected to their memory.Known locally as the ‘Blackwater tragedy’, the deaths of Thomondgate brothers Aidan and Cecil O’Donovan are the subject of a detailed study by Limerick historian Tom Toomey who will give a public lecture at Browne’s pub in Parteen at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Email Print NewsLocal NewsTribute to Limerick teens killed in RIC ambushBy admin – February 13, 2013 1162 last_img read more

Senior women join Champions weekend

first_img7 Sep 2018 Senior women join Champions weekend This is women’s County Champion of Champions weekend – and for the first time this year the seniors will join the title hunt.All three age groups – girls, women and senior women – will be on parade at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire, where the action will unfold on the Green course.Champions weekend is a long-established feature of the men’s calendar and two years ago it was extended to include women and girls. Now, with the inclusion of senior women to complete the line-up, the female competitions have become an event in their own right.The girls will play their 36 holes tomorrow and Bedfordshire’s Georgia Staroscik (Leighton Buzzard) will be back to defend the title she won last year. (Image copyright Leadrboard Photography).The women county champions play their 36-hole event on Sunday and the field includes Buckinghamshire’s Daisy Kennedy (Stoke Park) who has represented England at U16 level, and Middlesex champion Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), who has been an England senior champion and international.The seniors play 18 holes on each day and the inaugural event has attracted players including the former internationals, Lancashire’s Janet Melville (Royal Birkdale), Somerset’s Amanda Mayne (Saltford) and Norfolk’s Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom).The men, boys and senior men will contest their County Champion of Champions titles next weekend at Woodhall Spa. Tags: Champion of Champions, County, Frilford Heath, Womenlast_img read more

Alex Scott says even Lionel Messi wouldn’t get into this Man City team!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement dpipNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs89mjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E51( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9b9Would you ever consider trying this?😱g66Can your students do this? 🌚08vmpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former English footballer Alex Scott’s one comment about Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team created a controversy. Alex Scott was there in the talk show of Sky Sports at the time of showing the video of the Goals of the first game week.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPWhen she started to praise the attacking line up of Manchester City, Alex Scott mentioned,“Would Messi, with his levels even get into a Pep team?”Advertisement Her words have created a huge controversy. She just tried to emphasize the depth of the attacking line up of Manchester City. One of their main attacking options, Leroy Sane is out of the field for the next 7-8 months with an injury in the anterior cruciate ligament. Without him, Manchester City produced such a stellar performance against West Ham United in the opening match of the season. Even two of their best players, Sergio Aguero and Bernadro Silva were in the bench in this match.However, Alex Scott was questioned by a few fans of Lionel Messi on Twitter. Alex Scott replied to them on Twitter. She said,Advertisement  “Would ‘todays’ Messi fit into the Manchester City Team? Of course he could…“But the point on the show, which I thought would be interesting to start a debate was…“Would Pep have to change City’s high intensity style of play to fit Messi in? And if so, WOULD HE??”Alex Scott brought the topic of Lionel Messi to start a debate and she had no intention of demeaning Lionel Messi.Manchester City clinch Community Shield with Tiebreaker heroics of Claudio Bravo Advertisementlast_img read more

DD Motoring: Memories of Manus live on at Tribute night

first_imgDD Motoring Columnist Brian McDaid counted Manus Kelly as a friend. He was at the Mount Errigal Hotel last weekend for what was an amazing tribute to a man many still find it difficult to believe is gone.Manus Kelly selects first on his sequential gearbox with his left hand as he leaves the finishing ramp after an interview.Putting his fist out through the hole in the square sliding perspex driver’s window Kelly punches the air as a very young Charlie, his son, sitting on his knee, managed to get his fist out that square window as well to punch the air, much to the enjoyment of the spectators that lined the barriers in the car park that June summers evening. Advertisement A closer look at that photo and under that “Mandy Smile” there was a gritty determination that said, ‘I will be back’ and true to the determination on his face that evening, he was.Firstly to win the National and then in the International in the following years as he made this spot the finish ramp his own on the weekend of the Donegal rally.Manus Kelly’s sitting at the front door of the Mt EErrigal Hotel on Saturday Night. Photo Brian McDaid.That photo was taken in 2012, and in as many feet as there are years away to 2019 his winning Subaru and Escort were sitting parked the other side of the wall at the Mt.Errigal Hotel for his tribute night.On Saturday night Just after 8pm the last of the crowd that gathered in the reception of the Mt. Errigal Hotel to honour Manus Kelly made their way into The Glendowan and Glencar Function Rooms for their meal. Advertisement Then all of a sudden the reception room was quiet. And as I headed home the automatic doors of the Mt. Errigal reception opened, there in perfect silence sat Manus Kelly’s Subaru. In the time it took me to turn off the flash and turn down the shutter on the camera to try and capture the image of the car in the dark winters night, Mandy’s career flashed through my mind. It would possibly be the last time I would capture an image of this iconic car in the TFS colours.Manus Kelly was narrowly defeated by Declan Boyle in his old Limelight Mk 2 Escort and took his defeat gracefully that year in that red escort Just feet away from where cars were sitting tonight, on the Rally Ramp back in 2012. Over the years he had his ups and downs. As the image of the Subaru appear in the frame the offices of Manus Kelly business TFS makes the perfect backdrop. But things are far from perfect tonight as the biggest gathering of friends rallied around these last few difficult months since the passing of Manus Kelly to pack out the function rooms for a tribute night to a local hero. Family friends and fans put a brave face on for emotional journey down memory lane.Before Mandy’s Tribute that night across in The Great Hall Function Room in another part of the Mt Errigal Hotel, the proceeds of Donegal Déjà vu was presented to the Donegal Hospice by Beatty Crawford and Plum Tyndall, listening to Plum and his unmistakable voice, it felt more like the old Ballyraine Hotel.As the cheque presentation of €25,000 were made and the photos were taken. One of the guests at the function that evening was none other than Cathal Curley who not alone won the 1st ever Donegal Rally but also like Manus Kelly went on to win the event three years in a row in the seventies. Back in those early days, the finish ramp was the actual front door of the old Ballyraine Hotel not unlike where Mandy’s old rally cars were parked tonight.I’m too young to have witnessed Cathal Curley in his prime in the early 1970s in Donegal but I’m a massive fan of the folklore he created in promoting what it meant to win the Donegal Rally. Curley drove a flat-six boxer engined Porsche to victory back then AUI 1500 now a collector’s item, and Manus Kelly also drove a flat-four boxer Subaru to victory for his hat-trick also making his car one of the most famous in rallying history. In the early days of the Donegal rally when the Parc Ferme for the event was a field behind the old Ballyraine Hotel, Carrie Harvey who was at the hospice presentation on Saturday night told the story of her late husband Eamon.A smile for a hero Manus Kelly at the celebration of his 1st outright win of the Donegal International Rally. Photo Brian McDaidLike all the other drivers he was surrounded by young fans with notebooks getting autographs, and was enjoying the notoriety until Seamus McGettigan who was one of the co-drivers came up to the door with a rally cap pulled down covering his face and got an autograph of Eamonn before he released it was McGettigan taking a hand out of him.The days of autographs have now become as faded as the ink they were once scribbled down those signatures with. Now it’s “the selfie” a photographic copy of a memory in time we once enjoyed pictured with a local hero like that the late Manus Kelly was.He took us on amazing journey which ended far too soon, and Saturday, night thanks to his close friends and family and his team we were back in the memories for a memorable night. The first winner of the Donegal Rally Cathal Curley with Beatty Crawford, Plum Tyndall and Rory Kennedy at the Deja Vu presentations to the Donegal Hospice on Saturday Night. Photo Brian McDaid.DD Motoring: Memories of Manus live on at Tribute night was last modified: November 28th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McDaidManus Kellytribute nightlast_img read more

2017-2018 State Officer Team

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017-2018 State Officer Team is:President: Ryan A. Matthews, FairfieldVice President: Kacey Reinhart, Wayne TraceSecretary: Koleson McCoy, Global Impact STEM AcademyTreasurer: Emily Mullen, Talawanda Butler-TechReporter: Evan Callicoat, NortheasternSentinel: Marleigh Kerr, Anthony WayneVP at Large: Carley Coppler, CareyVP at Large: Milan Pozderac, FredericktownVP at Large: Emma Sterwerf, Talawanda Butler-TechVP at Large: Lane Heil, Tri-ValleyVP at Large: Phillip Eberly, Northwestern-Wayne Ryan Matthewslast_img

Rig Removal and Compositing Basics in After Effects

first_imgCheck out this video tutorial demonstrating how to levitate an object using After Effects wizardry.  In the process you’ll learn fundamental compositing techniques such as rig removal and keying.Interested in learning fundamental compositing techniques in After Effects?  This video tutorial by Zach King (of shows you how to ‘magically’ levitate objects in your videos using the tools in AE.  The techniques used in the video can be applied to any After Effects compositing project – really useful info to know.In the video Zach levitates a coffee cup using his hands (before the cup comes crashing to the ground).  For a short, simple clip there is actually quite a bit of compositing necessary to pull off this effect.To achieve a natural floating effect he first dangled the coffee cup from a string on a blue screen background.  After Effects rig removal techniques are used to remove the string from the final shot – first by tracking the motion and then keying out the blue screen background using AE’s built-in Keylight tool.Next you’ll see how to adjust the scale of the foreground image (cup) and keyframe natural looking motion for the levitation.  This is an easy to understand simple demonstration of After Effects techniques that can be applied to much more complicated compositing projects.  Thanks for sharing Zach! For more free tutorials and to download the project footage for this exercise check out (FCP & Motion)last_img read more

MP Supriya Sule complains of harassment by taxi driver at railway station

first_imgNationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule alleged harassment by a taxi driver when she arrived at the Dadar railway terminus here on Thursday. Ms. Sule, who lodged a complaint with the Railway Protection Force (RPF), said the driver, Kuljeet Singh Malhotra, entered her railway compartment and blocked her way while asking if she needed a taxi. Even when she made it clear that she did not need one, he “blocked my path, harassed me and shamelessly even posed for photo”, Ms. Sule, daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, tweeted. She clicked his photo so as to file a complaint, she said. The RPF authorities later informed her that he had been apprehended and fined, she added. ‘No touting at stations’“If touting is permitted under the law, then it can not and should not be permitted within train stations or airport but only at designated taxi stands,” the Baramati MP said. The taxi driver was apprehended and booked under Sections 145-B (creating nuisance and indecency), 147 (entering in railway premises unlawfully) and 159 (showing rash and negligent manner) of the Indian Railway Act, 1989, said a senior railway official. ‘Driver fined’K.K. Ashraf, Senior Divisional Commissioner of the Mumbai division of Central Railway, said that Kuljeet was also fined ₹260 for not possessing a valid ticket. Further, city traffic police imposed a fine of ₹200 on him for not having a licence and another ₹200 for driving a taxi without uniform, Mr. Ashraf informed.last_img read more

Northeast groups to protest against govt’s bid to reintroduce Citizenship Bill

first_imgNon-Governmental Organisations across the northeastern States have lined up protest programmes against the Narendra Modi government’s bid to reintroduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said a few days ago that the Centre would reintroduce the Bill in Parliament in November. The proposed legislation was cleared by the Lok Sabha in January but not tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 and grant citizenship to people from minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of stay in India even if they do not possess any proper document. The current requirement is 12 years of stay.In Nagaland capital Kohima, the North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP) has scheduled a ‘public protest’ on October 3 to mark the beginning of the campaign against the Bill perceived to be a demographic threat to indigenous communities, some of whom number less than 1,000.NEFIP president Ningthouja Lancha said the organisation had asked all the Legislative Assemblies of the eight north-eastern States to adopt a resolution against the Bill and urge the Centre to take necessary steps to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The NEFIP is a conglomerate of 250 social organisations in the northeast.Student organisations Mizo Zirlai Pawl, Khasi Students’ Union and All Manipur Students’ Union have pledged support to the protests.In Assam, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti has sought a united protest by the State’s indigenous organisations against any attempt to pass the Bill. “We will not accept the Bill under any circumstances. It poses a huge threat, which will affect the spirit of democracy. We cannot let this kind of Bill destroy our society,” its leader Akhil Gogoi said.last_img read more

Kemba Walker expects ‘crazy’ reaction as NBA All-Star starter at home

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes The 28-year-old Walker was named to the All-Star team for the third time Thursday, but it was his first selection as a starter.He becomes another big story line for the All-Star weekend, along with Stephen Curry returning to the city where he grew up, and former North Carolina college basketball star and current Hornets owner Michael Jordan hosting the game in his own state.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWalker didn’t win the fan vote, finishing third among Eastern Conference guards behind Kyrie Irving and Dwayne Wade. It was the media and his fellow NBA players — both picked him second, ahead of Wade — that got him over the top and earned him the start.“The respect from my peers is what means a lot to me,” Walker said. “The guys I go up against each and every night. You know, to have their respect, I think that’s huge. And that’s what I care most about, to have the respect of my peers.” US Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian has testicular cancer but still eyes Tokyo 2020 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Walker is set to become a free agent after this season, but has repeatedly said he wants to return to the Hornets, where he is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.Walker is averaging a career-best 25 points this season along with 5.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds.His 3-point shooting has dipped to 35.8 percent — down from 38.4 percent last season — but he is still the man carrying the load for the Hornets night in and night out.“I feel very deserving,” said Walker, who is listed as a generous 6-foot-1. “I’ve been playing really well this season. Yeah, I feel like I deserve to be in the position I am today and I think that is why I am. I don’t think they would (give) a starters position in the All-Star Game to a guy who doesn’t deserve it.”Walker said he hadn’t even been thinking about being named an NBA All-Star starter the past few weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) and center Marc Gasol in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hornets point guard Kemba Walker can’t imagine what the atmosphere will be like when he’s introduced as an NBA All-Star game starter next month on his home court.“I haven’t given it any thought, but I’m sure it will be an unbelievable moment being that the game is in Charlotte,” Walker said. “I’ve been here for eight years now, so it’s going to be crazy.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES He said a few family members had pointed it out to him that he was third in the voting, but Walker said his focus has been on the season and helping Charlotte get to the postseason.The man who once walked off the court early this year after a game-winning shot shouting “This is my city!” is now the toast of the town in Charlotte.“It’s up there,” Walker said of the accomplishment. “I don’t know where to put it yet, but it’s pretty high on the accomplishments in my career. This one right here is definitely top of the line, man. It’s an unbelievable accomplishment.”He said his first NBA All-Star selection in 2017 was special, but this one might be more important.“I don’t know if a lot of players can actually say they played in the All-Star Game in their actual city, their team’s city,” Walker said. “It is definitely up there with my first for sure.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more

2017 Masters Trans Tasman Nominations

first_imgFollowing the decision last year to postpone the April 2017 Masters Trans Tasman, we would like to advise the rescheduled dates for the 2017 Masters Trans Tasman Series and further nomination information.The Masters Trans Tasman Series has now been scheduled for September 14th to 18th 2017 in Kawana, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, in conjunction with the National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium.Due to the 2017 World Masters Games, we have resolved with Touch New Zealand that the divisions for this event will be: Women 27s, Men’s 30’s, the 40s and 50s.The date change has necessitated some changes to the selection and training camp timelines previously communicated in 2016. This attached document outlines the new nomination and selection process for the Australian Master’s Teams for the period – March 2017 to September 2017.TFA will again implement a Master’s Selection/Training Program, whereby players are required to nominate for selection. Training Squads will be selected after the 2017 NTL and players will then participate in selection and training camps in the lead up to the international event.Please note: ALL interested players must submit a nomination for this event, regardless of previous nominations in 2016.More detailed information on the actual tour will become available in the next few months. However, indicative costs for a player levy based on previous international events held in Australia would be in the area of $1500.For further information please click on the link below. Download more 2017 Masters Trans Tasman information here. Related Links2017 Masters Trans Tasmanlast_img read more