Garda crime update

first_imgNewsLocal NewsGarda crime updateBy admin – October 16, 2012 654 Email Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook Armed robbery attempt at barbersAN attempted armed robbery at a barber shop in Corbally last Thursday morning is under investigation by gardaí at Mary Street in Limerick.The incident took place at 10.50am when a man armed with what appeared to be a handgun entered the barber shop  on the Corbally Road and demanded money but left empty-handed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The culprit was described as being about 5’ 7” in height, of stocky build with a Limerick accent. He was wearing a dark green hoody, jeans, white runners and was also wearing green gloves. He  escaped in a silver Volvo S40 which was later recovered at Blackwater in Ardnacrusha. Gardaí at Mary Street are investigating and anyone who was in the vicinity of Corbally Road between 10.30am and 11.15am last Thursday morning or who has any information about the movements of the silver Volvo S40 which had a 00-MH registration should contact them.Robbery from shop safeArdnacrusha Gardai are investigating a theft at a shop near Barry’s Cross on Sunday October 7 when a man with a motor cycle helmet entered through a rear door and took a large sum of cash from a safe in an upstairs office. He walked across the road to a waiting motor cycle which was being driven by an accomplice.The culprit was described as being between 5’ 8” and 5’10” in height, medium build with a black coat, a woolly hat and blue jeans. It is believed that the motorcycle then drove in the direction of Limerick city. Previous articlePatient care at AuraliaNext articleFireworks warning admin Printlast_img read more

Women’s Test cricket| Aussies in control as Perry eyes a century

first_imgTHE first day of women’s Test cricket in two years concluded with the series pendulum still firmly in favour of Australia, who clocked up 265 runs for the loss of only three wickets.England have to win this Test if they are to stand any chance of regaining the Ashes but already, after 100 overs of attritional cricket and with rain likely to interrupt play across the second and third days, a draw looks the most likely result.England were yet again undone by a patient effort from Ellyse Perry, who finished unbeaten on 84 after a century-partnership with Rachael Haynes for the fourth wicket, in an innings that has already sparked comparisons to her 213 not out on the last occasion of this kind, at North Sydney in 2017.Earlier in the day, Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning had both hit maiden Test half-centuries.It would be hard to argue that England’s bowlers did not throw everything bar the kitchen sink at their opponents, in pursuit of the early match advantage.Katherine Brunt, returning to international duty having missed the third ODI with a swollen ankle, reached 75mph in an opening spell reminiscent of her golden years; Sophie Ecclestone bravely bowled on through considerable pain after bruising her shoulder early in the morning session while diving for a catch. Test debutant 21-year-old Kirstie Gordon, playing in her first competitive multi-day match, shouldered a load of 20 overs.In fact, all made breakthroughs but none of the three could quite make the decisive impact which the series situation demanded.“One hundred overs in the field is something we’re not used to, and we’ve stuck at it really well,” the England vice-captain, Anya Shrubsole, said. “It was attritional Test cricket, that’s for sure. We hung in there really well, and never let the run rate get away from us, but they batted with a lot of discipline and made it hard.”Australia – whose captain Lanning had insisted on the eve of the Test we’re on the hunt for a win but for whom a draw will suffice to retain the Ashes trophy – were clearly in no hurry.An aggressive declaration late in the evening session might have been on the cards had Perry and Haynes forced the pace. Instead, resuming after tea on 203 for three, they plodded along merrily, content to add only 62 runs across the evening session.Indeed Haynes, who brought up a 145-ball half-century just before stumps, had earlier remained with her tally on 41 so long that the 2,000-strong Taunton crowd might well have suspected the electronic scoreboard had malfunctioned. (Yahoo Sport)last_img read more

Dave Allen scores knockout over Lucas Brown with savage kidney punch

first_imgBrown started off well, dominating the opening two rounds. Things changed in the third round when Allen avoided a wayward right hook and countered with a vicious left hand to the kidneys that sent the Australian grimacing to the canvas and unable to continue.Dave Allen defeats Lucas Browne with a DEVASTATING body shot.#AllenBrowne pic.twitter.com/7i5mJ7vOXC— Sporting News Fights (@sn_fights) April 20, 2019Since losing to Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz in 2016, Allen (17-4-2, 14 KOs) has had some ups and downs in his career. He came up short twice when attempting to win the Commonwealth title, but the “White Rhino” has become a British fight fan favorite since pulling off a shocking KO victory over fellow Brit Nick Webb in July 2018. Browne (28-2, 24 KOs) had been on a three-fight winning streak since being on the wrong end of the 2018 Sporting News KO of the Year. The 40-year-old Australian will have to go back to the drawing board and rethink his career. “Main eventing is one thing but I had to win,” Allen said. “I’ve won now, I beat a former world champion – I’m going to go home and enjoy this, maybe David Price or Dereck Chisora next.”Here’s how the rest of the Allen-Browne card went.Co-main event: Derek Chisora defeats Senad Gashi via unanimous decision (99-91, 100-90, 100-91)Chisora (30-9, 21 KOs) overcame Gashi (17-3, 17 KOs) in their 10-round bout. Gashi came into this fight off a TKO defeat to Carlos Takam last December; Chisora stopped Takam in July. The fight opened evenly with both men trying to get the measure of each other. Gashi moved well against the ropes while “WAR” tried to cut the ring off and land the jab. Although Chisora found some difficulties against the southpaw, he was able to maintain control with his aggression. Both men exchanged body shots that livened up the crowd in Round 3, but the fight fell flat from then on until the final bell.Undercard resultsJosh Kelly def. Przemyslaw Runowski to retain his WBA International welterweight titleJoe Cordina def. Andy Townend and is now the British and Commonwealth lightweight championConor Benn def. Josef Zahradnik; welterweightsNikita Ababiy def. Dimitro Faltin; middleweightsShannon Courtenay def. Roz Mari Silyanova; bantamweights John Harding Jr def. Miroslav Juna; super welterweightsSam Hyde def. Jozef Jurko; cruiserweightsSam Cox def. Georgi Georgiev; super bantamweights Headlining for the first time in his career, Dave Allen stepped up and put together an explosive performance against Lucas Brown at the O2 arena in London.MORE: Join DAZN to watch Usyk vs. Takam and 100+ fight nights a yearlast_img read more