Covid-19 in two Limerick childcare centres

first_imgDesigned by FreepikIT has been reported that two cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Limerick childcare centre.In total, 19 cases of Covid-19 have been notified to authorities across Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to, the childcare centres close temporarily but some have since reopened.Early Childhood Ireland is asking for fast track testing in childcare centres to prevent the spread of cases. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter LimerickNewsCovid-19 in two Limerick childcare centresBy Staff Reporter – August 28, 2020 8047 Email Advertisement Previous articleSingle-Use Plastic Hotspots in Limerick City and CountyNext articleLimerick Post Show | August 28, 2020 Staff Reporter center_img Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Women of Troy beat Fairfield and Vanderbilt at home

first_imgThe USC women’s tennis team has reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament after taking down Fairfield and Vanderbilt.In the first round of the tournament, USC (22-3) took advantage of playing on their home court as they beat4 Fairfield (14-7) 4-0 at Marks Stadium on Friday. The Women of Troy raced out to an early lead against the Stags after taking the doubles’ point behind the the stellar play the No. 3 squad of sophomore Kaitlyn Christian and freshman Sabrina Santamaria. The duo posted an 8-0 shutout on court 1, and on court 3 the tandem of senior Alison Ramos and junior Danielle Lao did the same against the Fairfield pair of Jackson-Pirrello.During singles play, USC didn’t notch a win on the first three courts because the bottom of their order finished the match before they had a chance. The Women of Troy received a great outing from the second half of their singles lineup leaving No. 13 Zoe Scandalis one set short of recording her first true NCAA tournament victory (she was up 6-0, 5-0 on court 1).Breaking through first was freshman Gabriella DeSimone on court 5 as she posted a dominant 6-0, 6-1 score line to put USC up 2-0 on the day. Rounding out the 4-0 score were Ramos and the 87th-ranked Chrstian, who combined for just one dropped set between the two.On Saturday, the Women of Troy took down the Vanderbilt Commodores 4-1 in their last home match of the season. USC once again started off strong out of the gate stealing the doubles point behind wins on each court, though Vanderbilt put up a fight on both court 1 and 2 stretching both matches out. Court 1 provided the Christian-Santamaria pairing with a formidable challenge from the No. 30 pair of Wu-Mira as they eked out an 8-6 victory to end the doubles round.In the singles portion, Vanderbilt (17-8) provided stiff competition across the board, but USC’s depth proved to be too much for the Commodores.Junior Valeria Pulido started off singles with a blowout victory against Vandy’s Megan Gornet with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout. Vanderbilt struck back quickly, winning their only match on the day behind Marie Casares’s defeat of Sabrina Santamaria on court 3 6-2, 6-3.Juniro Danielle Lao struck back in second singles, taking down the 94th-ranked Lauren Mira 6-2, 6-3, and Kaitlyn Christian finished up the match with a comeback victory over Ashleigh Antal 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 on court 4.Scandalis survived a tough first set tiebreaker against No. 42 Jackie Wu before her match was cut short and Gabriella DeSimone had her hands full on court 5 just before the day was over.The Women of Troy will look to stay in top form against the Baylor Bears on Thursday in Athens, Ga.last_img read more

Le Moyne head coach Pat Beilein follows in father John’s footsteps

first_img Published on October 30, 2018 at 10:30 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img As a child, Pat Beilein tagged along with his father, John, to Le Moyne practices and games. Pat watched from the wooden bleachers that used to line the court. He and his father hustled into the boiler room in the back of the gym on days when they arrived during the winter months. Players babysat Pat and his siblings when their parents went out to a movie, Pat said.“I was always around the game, I was always in the gym,” Pat said. “Those were my earliest memories. It was like a huge playpen for me, jungle gym. I loved coming with him to work.”Now, Pat walks that same hardwood, entering his fourth year at Le Moyne. He played for John at West Virginia. He was John’s graduate assistant at Michigan, where Pat’s father still coaches. After a few other stops in between, he’s back where he spent time as a toddler and young child, this time head coaching the Dolphins. Le Moyne made the NCAA Division II tournament each of the last two seasons, including a 27-7 season last year which ended in the Elite Eight. Pat and Le Moyne play Syracuse on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome for the Orange’s final exhibition game.Pat has never lived a basketball season when John wasn’t a head college coach. Thirty-five years as the son of a head college basketball coach at Le Moyne, then Canisius, then Richmond, then West Virginia and then Michigan.“I’m extremely lucky to have him as a mentor and a father to be able to learn from him a little bit of what they do,” Pat said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohn Beilein (left) and his Michigan team beat Le Moyne and his son Pat (right) in an exhibition game at the start of the 2015-16 season. Courtesy of Michigan Photography/Eric BronsonIt all started at Le Moyne. Pat was born on March 23, 1983. The next day, John interviewed for the Dolphins’ job and was hired a week later. He held it until 1992, meaning for the first nine years of Pat’s life, he was the son of Le Moyne’s head coach. As early as high school, Pat thought about coaching.When he went to West Virginia to play in the Big East for John, Pat considered himself an extension of the coach on the court. In this case, that meant being an extension of his father.“I could tell that he had the feel for coaching,” John said. “… Pat was like that, from the very beginning. That’s what I think he loved learning, more about the game and teaching it, and he loved being a student of the game and as a student, he’s now a teacher.”Pat spent a few years playing professionally overseas after WVU, and by the time his career ended, John was at Michigan. Pat followed and was a UM graduate assistant from 2008-10. Every sideline Pat was on with John, whether as a player or assistant, John wasn’t “coach,” he was “dad.”John “always” trusted Pat’s opinions at Michigan, he said, because he figured his son knew him as well as anyone. When Pat’s time as graduate assistant was up, he had the chance to stay at Michigan as director of player operations.“‘Pat you need to go learn from somebody else,’” Pat remembered John saying. “‘You coached with me, I coached you. You need to move on, go see how other people do it.’”So Pat went to Dartmouth, where he learned from a first-year head coach, Paul Cormier. Then a year at Bradley, where he did the same under Geno Ford. At both stops, he learned the things he liked and didn’t like. In 2012, he earned his first head coaching job, at West Virginia Wesleyan, where he coached for two seasons.After the 2013-14 season, Pat took a leap. He was “sought” by a couple NBA teams, he said, and signed on with the Utah Jazz as a player development coach. But he realized quickly that he missed being a head coach, attached with it the authority and idea to build a program. When the Le Moyne job became a possibility, Pat put everything into it, he said.“I was fortunate to get back in the head coaching role,” Pat said. “And I don’t think I’ll ever let it go again.”His dad cautioned him that there would be Division I assistants applying and to not get his hopes up. In June 2015, he received a call from Le Moyne Director of Athletics, Matt Bassett.“You can have some time,” Pat remembered Bassett said.“I don’t need time. I’m on board,” Pat said. “I’m ready to get this thing done.”Once he accepted the job, Pat had flashbacks to his time as a child in the Dolphins gym. He drove by a couple houses his family had lived in in Syracuse when John coached there. While it’s been renovated since, at the time it was the same hardwood and bleachers that John had coached on. John’s office was behind the back wall of Pat’s current office.Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorAfter a 10-17 first year when Pat and a former player, Russell Sangster, said it was tough to integrate his culture on a squad he didn’t recruit, the Dolphins have made two-straight NCAA tournaments. Pat’s guided his team through the principle of “Do the right thing because it’s the right thing.” He wants them to get up early, go to class, get breakfast and plan their days. And he wants them to do well.“I don’t want to say (culture) has attributed to the success,” Pat said. “We’ve had some really good players. But I definitely think it has taken us to where we are now.”When now-junior Tom Brown enrolled at Le Moyne, his parents pointed out that he’d be playing for John Beilein’s son. Brown downplayed the significance. “He’s my coach now,” he said.After practices in the 2016-17 season, Beilein worked with the then-freshman Brown for 10 to 15 minutes. He recognized that there were a lot of moving parts in Brown’s shot and tried to simplify it, Brown said.“He just told me to set the ball there, it’s something very simple that he just kind of saw,” Brown said. “And it was effective. He like jokes around, ‘I guess I’m a guru, I can pick that stuff up like that.’ He like jokes about it, but it’s really true that he does help you become a better player.”Brown shot 50 percent from the free-throw line his freshman year before working with Beilein. Sophomore year, he shot 87.5.As Pat enters season four with the Dolphins, the wooden bleachers he used to watch practice from as a kid are gone, and he isn’t sure what the future holds. This season he’s brought in nine transfers and a freshman with four returners. His future coaching career will depend on him balancing his wife and seven-month-old son with his urge to coach at the highest level.But for right now, Pat is content to stay at Le Moyne. He’ll keep coaching basketball, the only thing it ever really made sense for him to do.Pat might never match his father’s 724 NCAA wins. “You’re not as good as your dad in things like that,” Pat said.“I’m not trying to be as good as him,” Pat added. “I want to be half as good as him, and I’ll take that.”last_img read more

Lukaku: Inter procured bikes and treadmills within two hours for players

first_imgInter Milan and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku is dedicated to staying fit along with the rest of his teammates despite being in self-isolation for over 10 days.He revealed in a video chat with Arsenal and England legend Ian Wright that due to the conditions imposed based on the coronavirus pandemic Inter Milan procured treadmills for all its players.This he reveals was done diligently and at short notice.“They got me a bike because in Milan all the players live in the city centre.“They asked us in the group chat about who needed a bike or treadmill at the house.“Loads of players requested for some and two hours later they brought every player a bike.” he statedThe 26 year old was enjoying a successful spell with the Serie A side before the suspension of the league having scored 17 goals to aid Inter to a third place spot on the league log.last_img read more

McDan Open West Africa 2016 Postponed

first_imgThe much anticipated Mcdan Open West Africa tennis championship originally scheduled for April 25 to 30 at the Accra Stadium has been postponed to a future date, a release signed by the organisational outfit of Mcdan Open has indicated.The postponement was due to the some extended discussions with some supporting sponsors for the big sporting showpiece. Also  considered was the impending ban on noise making in the Ga traditional area within which the Accra Sports Stadium in located.The release indicated that Mcdan, title sponsor of the annual competition is working on a new date in collaboration with the Ghana Tennis Federation which would be announced later.It also expressed sincere apologies to players (both home based and foreign-based) and collaborators for any inconvenience caused. A new date is to be communicated soon.The McDan Open West Africa Tournament 2016 will attract players from Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire as well as Ghanaian players based in the US and UK. – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more