More than 1,300 people to take part in Limerick International Band…

first_img TAGSLimerick International Band ChampionshipMayor Stephen KearyShelia DeeganSt Patrick’s Day WhatsApp Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleKeep Limerick clean by volunteering for TLC4!Next articleLimerick Learning Festival returns with an international flavour Staff Reporter Actor Dominic West leads the Love for Limerick on St. Patrick’s Day Tune in to take part in the 2021 Limerick St Patrick’s Festival! Twitter St. Patrick’s Day in Lebanon Our social media statistics are hitting the high notes center_img Facebook NewsMore than 1,300 people to take part in Limerick International Band ChampionshipBy Staff Reporter – March 7, 2018 1321 Advertisement Limerick Post Show | St Patrick’s Day Lone Piper Linkedin Print HSE Mid West Community Healthcare and UL Hospitals Group urges public to avoid household visits and social gatherings for St Patrick’s Day Members of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA pictured at the Limerick International Band Championship 2013.Picture:Brian Gavin More than 1,300 participants in 21 bands are to take part in the 48th annual Limerick International Band Championship as part of this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Festival.The streets of Limerick will be filled with the spectacular sights of the marching bands from across Ireland, Europe and America on Sunday 18 March for the 48th running of the Limerick International Band Championship.The competition will start from O’Connell Street’s junction with Hartstonge Street at 12 noon, march down Limerick’s premier route, passed the reviewing stand before ending with a free concert for the public in Arthur’s Quay Park where the championship winners will be announced.Bands from the United States, Germany, England, Northern Ireland, Limerick and across the rest of Ireland will compete in the championship for the overall Kenneally Jewellers Perpetual Trophy.Among the visiting bands include the 196-strong Jackson High School ‘Purple Army’ Marching Band from Ohio, the Lakeville South High School Marching Cougars from Minnesota with 160 people marching, and the 167-strong Vestavia Hills High School Band from Alabama.The long tradition of marching bands from Limerick continues to be represented by Redemptorist Centre of Music Concert Band, who will be the first band to march, St Mary’s Prize Band, CBS Pipe Band, Newcastle West & District Pipe Band, City of Limerick Pipe Band and Boherbuoy Brass & Reed Band and many more!There are 11 bands from Ireland (or which six are from Limerick), seven bands from the United States and one each from Northern Ireland, England and Germany.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Stephen Keary said: “It is such an amazing spectacle to watch the bands marching down O’Connell Street every year in the Band Championship. It is truly a unique event.”Bands will be allowed to perform at the reviewing stand for three minutes and will be judged by an international panel of judges consisting of Dr Stan Michalski, Norman Rogerson, Dr Andrea Strauss, Evelyn Grant and Niall Carroll.Sheila Deegan, Cultural and Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “It’s fantastic that the marching band tradition is alive and well in Limerick. Even on the coldest day the spectacular arrangements of music promise to warm the heart.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winners will be announced at Arthur’s Quay Park following the marching. There are awards in several different categories.More local news here.last_img read more

(Updated) 5 injured in serious crash on Route 13

first_img(UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Wednesday) — This story has been updated with additional information from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.  Previous version– According to Tompkins County Sheriff Derek Osborne, the five people suffered injuries “of varying levels,” but no one was killed. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the crash. Medical helicopter leaves scene of automobile accident in Ithaca, NY, on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019. Photograph by Jacob Mroczek In addition to the sheriff’s office, New York State Police, New York State Park Police, the Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance, Dryden Ambulance and Trumansburg Ambulance assisted on the scene. ITHACA, N.Y. — Five people were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday on Route 13/Elmira Road in Ithaca, near the entrance to Buttermilk Falls State Park. Few details are available yet. This story will be updated when more information is available. Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — Five people were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday on Route 13 near Buttermilk Falls State Park. In an update on Wednesday morning, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said a Toyota pulled out onto Elmira Road in front of a Volkswagen headed south and caused the crash. Three people were transported to Cayuga Medical Center for minor injuries, and two people were transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania — one for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and the other for serious injuries. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor The road was closed in both directions between the area of Home Depot and 5 Mile Drive for nearly an hour. At about 7:40 p.m., the northbound lane reopened and the other lane was expected to reopen soon, according to the Tompkins County Dispatch Center. Featured image: Medical helicopter leaves scene of the crash on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice)last_img read more

Cricket News Joe Root: Anderson is a special commodity: Joe Root

first_imgLondon: Effusive in his praise for very effective James Anderson, England skipper Joe Root says the veteran paceman is a “special commodity”, who is getting better with age.The 36-year-old Anderson crossed the 100-wicket mark at Lord’s during England’s comprehensive victory by an innings and 159-run win in the second Test against India . Anderson is also on the cusp of overtaking Glenn McGrath as the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket. With 553 wickets, he is 10 short of the Australian great.Also Read |  Raising bat at the Lord’s is boyhood dream: Woakes “He’s a special, special commodity, isn’t he? He’s something that doesn’t come along very often and we’ve got to enjoy him while he’s around. There’s been chat about his longevity but at the minute he’s bowling better than he ever has before,” Root said.  “Even though the conditions suited, you’ve still got to put the ball in the right area and ask the right questions of the batsmen. Throughout the whole game he did just that, he set the tone well with Stuart (Broad), and as a whole bowling group we were really, really good said Root.”His record suggest just that – 100 wickets here at Lord’s now. Time and again he puts in fantastic performances, and you know if he’s not taking wickets he’s going at two an over so he always gives you control as have the rest of the guys throughout this series. But for him to be performing as he is now is something else. It’s great to watch, and to be a part of. He’s a massive part of this team he added.Also Read | I will be fine in five days’ time, says Virat KohliThe home skipper hailed his team’s bowling performance, which handed them a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.James Anderson took match-figures of 9-43, while Stuart Broad ran through the Indian middle order on Sunday with 4-44. Chris Woakes with 4-43 in 16 overs across two innings, was nearly unplayable as well.”I don’t see any lack of fight, or lack of trying (from them). India are doing everything they can, but from my perspective, I’m so pleased we’re bowling as well as we are. That’s what’s been the difference. It is not necessarily India but how well we have performed When you build pressure for long periods, it’s difficult as a batsman to get through that sometimes. We’ve given them nothing,” said Root on Sunday.Additionally for his 137 not out as England notched up 396-7 declared, Chris Woakes was named man of the match. Returning from injury, Root said that he filled the void left by Ben Stokes.Also Read | England beat India by an innings and 159 runs; lead series 2-0″He’s a big part of our squad, all three formats, it’s been a frustrating summer for him, he’s been injured for a long part of it. But he settled in magnificently well with that first spell in particular, then took that confidence into his batting, that partnership changed the game, turned it on its head, and got us miles ahead on that surface. It was worth probably 550 on another wicket. Jonny (Bairstow) won’t get plaudits either but I thought he played exceptionally well and got us into a really good position,” said Root.He then talked about how Broad had impressed him through the spell post lunch on Sunday. He said it was imperative to keep these elder bowlers fit throughout the series. “In his second over, he came up to me and said ‘I feel in really good rhythm today, and I’m looking forward to a long spell’ ? which is exactly what you want to hear from one of your senior bowlers. He didn’t disappoint – he bowled exceptionally well in those conditions, and it must have been very difficult to come up against that. Throughout this series is we’re not relying on one individual. Every guy within that attack has put in crucial performances throughout the two games he said. India now have a tough task ahead of them to overturn a 2-0 deficit. Root said that a 5-0 whitewash is definitely possible, but England need to keep themselves grounded ahead of the third Test starting in Nottingham on August 18.Also Read | Andre Russell takes hat-trick, scores fastest ton in CPL “I think they’re different a very different side, different challenges (from Pakistan earlier in the summer, who drew 1-1 here). We’re playing some really good cricket at the minute, and we’ve got to try to take that forward. Obviously, that would be the dream – to put in five complete performances and have five wins.”But it’s important we don’t get complacent, arrogant, or look too far ahead. We’re playing against the number one side in the world, with some very talented players, and we have to make sure we keep looking to learn and develop.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more