West Limerick women support 16 Days campaign

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WEST Limerick women came together to show their support this week for the 16 Days Campaign to help break the silence around domestic violence.Staff of West Limerick Resources and members of the Newcastle West community joined staff of the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers at a coffee morning as part of the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.Since its inception in 199, more than 5,179 groups in 187 countries have taken part in the campaign. In Ireland last year, more than 140 groups – including the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers – took part in the National Balloon Action or organised other events as a show of support.According to Women’s Aid, one in five women in Ireland experience domestic abuse during their lifetime, and it is estimated that 213,000 women in Ireland are living with severe abuse from their boyfriends, husbands and partners.Community Health worker, Nora Harty said, “Domestic abuse affects all walks of life, women from different communities, cultures and ethnic groups. It is important that we all play our part in raising awareness about domestic abuse which is the use of physical or emotional force or the threat of physical force, including sexual violence in close adult relationships.” Facebook NewsLocal NewsWest Limerick women support 16 Days campaignBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2014 676 Advertisement Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGS16 days of Action Against Violence Against WomenlimerickNewcastle WestWest LimerickWest Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers center_img Email Previous articleBusy night for emergency servicesNext article125 new jobs on the way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Connacht capitalise on Davies off day to climb to second in Guinness PRO12 table

first_img The result leaves the Ospreys with just one win from their opening five fixtures – even though they had Wales World Cup forwards Tipuric, Paul James, Aaron Jarvis and James King in their matchday squad, along with Eli Walker. However, Wales front-line regulars Dan Biggar, Scott Baldwin and Alun Wyn Jones were absent. In-form Connacht made five changes from their win over Zebre with Carty, Darragh Leader, Shane Delahunt, Aly Muldowney and Eoghan Masterson all coming into the team. Connacht had much the best of the first half to lead 11-8 at the break – but Ospreys struck first blood with Davies kicking a penalty on three minutes. Carty missed a seventh minute penalty but after a fine break from scrum-half Kieran Marmion the fly-half was able to put over an easier attempt from in front of the posts. The visitors lost captain and full-back Tiernan O’Halloran after hurting himself in a mid-air collision with Richard Fussell and two minutes later Ospreys were in front with a try for Baker created with a dart up the left by Walker and good link work from full-back Fussell. A combined attack from Marmion and Aki forced Josh Matavesi into a cynical piece of ball-killing by his posts which earned him a yellow card. It also allowed Carty to kick his second penalty. And, down to 14 men Ospreys, conceded a try when wing Healy went over on the left exploiting space from the blindside of a scrum courtesy of Marmion. Davies had a penalty chance to draw the points level at the break but his long-range effort fell short. Press Association The second half saw a change of referee with Welshman Sean Brickell replacing Irishman Andrew Brace. After only four minutes of the restart Connacht stretched their lead to 10 points with a try for the lively Aki after good work by his co-centre Craig Ronaldson, who also converted. Ospreys brought on Tipuric and James, making his first appearance for the region for three seasons, and the double change had an effect as Davies kicked a 49th minute penalty. But Davies was not having his best day with the boot, missing a penalty in the 65th minute. However, with 11 minutes remaining Tipuric was over for the Ospreys’ second try after good work by Davies, Scott Otten and Dan Evans – but Connacht still led 18-16 after Davies failed with the conversion, meaning the home fly-half had missed three penalties and two conversions – a total of 13 points. Two minutes from time Ronaldson kicked a penalty to extend Connacht’s advantage to five points and complete the scoring. Man of the match Bundee Aki and wing Matt Healy scored a try apiece with Jack Carty and Craig Ronaldson combining to supply 11 points with the boot. The Ospreys, who had to settle for a losing bonus point, also scored two tries through number eight Dan Baker and replacement flanker Justin Tipuric but crucially fly-half Sam Davies could only kick six out of a possible 19 points on offer. Connacht climbed to second in the Guinness PRO12 table, level on points with leader Scarlets, after condemning Ospreys to their fourth defeat of the season at the Liberty Stadium. last_img read more

Syracuse off to best start in 20 years with win over Fairfield

first_img Published on September 11, 2016 at 3:51 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Coming off a shutout victory against Rhode Island, Syracuse (6-1-1) ended its road trip in Connecticut with another shutout victory, 3-0, against Fairfield (1-7). The Orange is off to its best start since 1996.Both sides came out on the attack as each registered shots within the first three minutes of the game. SU struggled clearing the ball out of its own zone early with the Stags controlling the offensive possession. But as the contest progressed Syracuse gained its composure and evened the game out.Sydney Brackett recorded three shots in the first 30 minutes, but it was Stephanie Skilton who mounted the first successful attack for the Orange. She scored in the 33rd minute on assists from Eva Gordon and Taylor Bennett.The Orange maintained its offensive prowess and four minutes later Alana O’Neill came out of a scrum to put the ball past Fairfield goalkeeper Jenna Pike to extend the score to 2-0.A myriad of fouls for the Orange eventually put Fairfield in scoring position in the middle of the second half. But the Orange capitalized off of the Stags’ errors and Brackett managed to secure her first goal of the season and her fourth shot of the game in the 73rd minute.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFairfield would not launch another threatening attack until the 84th minute, but it squandered its opportunities again.The Orange left Fairfield with its sixth win of the season, elevating its record to 6-1-1. This week it will face off against Buffalo on Thursday and begin Atlantic Coast Conference play with a matchup on Sunday against Notre Dame. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NFL playoff picture: Updated AFC, NFC standings for Week 13

first_imgWeek 13 is complete, and with four weeks remaining in the 2019 regular season, the NFL playoff picture is coming together quickly based on the current AFC and NFC standings.Here is an updated look at what each conference field would look like now, what teams are still in contention and what teams should already be thinking about the offseason. NFC playoff pictureWho would be in?1. Saints, champions, NFC South (10-2) — The Saints wrapped up the division title by beating the Falcons on Thanksgiving night. They got the bonus of the 49ers losing and the Seahawks winning on Sunday and Monday to jump here because they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the new NFC West leaders. Now New Orleaans can further sink San Francisco in Week 14. Up next: vs. 49ers2. Seahawks, first place, NFC West (10-2) — The Seahawks beat the Vikings on Monday night to jump up from No. 5, holding the head-to-head tiebreaker over the 49ers after also beating them on a Monday night. They can’t let up if they want to catch the Saints and stay ahead of the 49ers. Up next: at Rams3. Packers, first place, NFC North (9-3) — The Packers rebounded from their loss to the 49ers last week by ripping the Giants on the road in Week 13. They saw the Vikings lose on Monday night to  increase their lead to a full game in the division. Up next: vs. Redskins4. Cowboys, first place, NFC East (6-6) — The Cowboys have only a one-game lead plus the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Eagles after losing to the Bills at home on Thanksgiving. They’re fortunate the Eagles also lost in Week 13 to the Dolphins. Should the Cowboys hold on and win the division again, they’re likely stuck with this seed, fading behind the Saints and Packers and having lost to both teams. Up next: at Bears5. 49ers, second place, NFC West (10-2) — The 49ers lost an AFC game to the Ravens on Sunday for their second defeat of the season. They fell out of first place with the Seahawks beating the Vikings on Monday night. San Francisco needs to beat New Orleans in Week 15, or it will risk having to be on the road for the playoffs. Up next: at Saints6. Vikings, second place, NFC North (8-4) — The Vikings stay here after they lost to the Seahawks on Monday night, now a full game and head-to-head tiebreaker behind the winning Packers in the division. They are now only one game up on the Rams for this second wild-card spot. Up next: vs. LionsWho can get there?7. Rams (7-5); 8. Bears (6-6); 9. Eagles (5-7); 10. Buccaneers (5-7); 11. Panthers (5-7)The Rams walked back into the wild-card race with a win over the Cardinals. The Bears stayed semi-hot with a win on Thanksgiving. The Eagles hurt their NFC East chances and the Panthers hurt their slimmer wild-card chances with respective bad losses to bad teams in Week 13.Who’s on their way out?14. Redskins (3-9)The Redskins stayed alive in the NFC East race with a win over the Panthers and the Eagles and Cowboys losing, but they remain a real division longshot. MORE: NFL playoff clinching scenarios in Week 13NFL standings for Week 13 Who’s out?12. Lions (3-8-1); 13. Cardinals (3-8-1); 15. Falcons (3-9); 16. Giants (2-10)The Lions and Falcons were eliminated with their respective losses to the Bears and Saints on Thursday. The Giants and Cardinals were eliminated with their respective losses to the Packers and Rams on Sunday. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/28/be/aaron-rodgers-11082019-getty-ftrjpg_17tdjutdh7jfe1eeyqjp8gswgn.jpg?t=1292581454&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f/67/brady-edelman-102819-getty-ftrjpg_y9q4ksfts8ix1dhioz1trhp2m.jpg?t=337906030&w=500&quality=80 AFC playoff pictureWho would be in?1. Ravens, first place, AFC North (10-2) — The Ravens are playing like the best team in the NFL. They jumped the Patriots for the top seed with their win over the 49ers coupled with that team losing at the Texans, thanks to a convincing head-to-head tiebreaker. They already are running away with the division, three games up on the Steelers and four games up on the Browns. Up next: at Bills2. Patriots, first place, AFC East (10-2) — The Patriots fell here after losing to the Texans on Sunday night. They have now lost two of four games in the toughest stretch of their schedule and they can’t afford to lose much more in AFC play or they will play with the fire of dropping out of this bye spot, too. Up next: vs. Chiefs3. Texans, first place, AFC South (8-4) — The Texans finally solved the riddle of the Patriots at the best possible time, both to maintain this seed over the Chiefs and keep a one-game lead in the division over the Titans, who they still need to play twice. Up next: vs. Broncos4. Chiefs, first place, AFC West (8-4) — The Chiefs ripped the Raiders after the bye but couldn’t move up after the Texans, who beat them earlier this season, upset the Patriots on Sunday night. The Chiefs get their own New England test next week. Up next: at Patriots5. Bills, second place, AFC East (9-3) — The Bills have a strong hold on the top wild-card position as they continue to take advantage of a favorable schedule. The big win in Dallas on Thanksgiving was huge ahead of a tougher final-month schedule, and they keep pushing the Patriots in the division. Up next: at Ravens6. Steelers, second place, AFC North (7-5) — The Steelers stayed here after taking care of the Browns at home on Sunday to even their season series. They hold the tiebreaker over the Titans because of a better conference record. Up next: at CardinalsWho can get there?7. Titans (7-5); 8. Raiders (6-6); 9. Colts (6-6); 10. Browns (5-7)The Titans jumped ahead of the Colts by beating them in Indianapolis. The Raiders failed to keep pace with them by losing to the Chiefs and the Steelers dragged the Browns further down.Who’s on their way out?11. Jaguars (4-8); 12. Broncos (4-8); 13. Chargers (4-8); 14. Jets (4-8)The Steelers and Titans getting to seven wins hurts all their chances. The Jaguars and Jets suffered bad losses in Week 13, while the Chargers lost to the Broncos.Who’s out?15. Dolphins (3-9); 16. Bengals (1-11)The Dolphins were eliminated Sunday despite their win over the Eagles. The Bengals can’t do better than five wins, which isn’t good enough. They’re bad enough now, despite a lone win over the Jets on Sunday, to secure the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.last_img read more