More time needed for tourists to storm the castle

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsMore time needed for tourists to storm the castleBy Alan Jacques – September 25, 2016 866 Print Advertisement AN extension to the opening season for Desmond Castle in Newcastle West is being sought from the Office of Public Works (OPW) to increase tourist activity in West Limerick.Local Sinn Féin councillor Seamus Browne, who called on Limerick City and County Council to request that the season runs from April to September instead of from May to August, said that this would have the potential to increase tourist revenues for Newcastle West and the West Limerick area.“This is why I have brought a motion to Limerick City and County Council. I think a request that has the full support of our Council should carry a lot of weight with the OPW Heritage Division which ultimately has the power to decide on this issue.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Visitor numbers have been increasing in recent times and the fact that it has free entry is a further bonus.”Cllr Browne has also called for the establishment of a Tourist Forum for County Limerick.“A number of other counties already have a Tourist Forum where all stakeholders work collectively to ensure tourist potential is maximised. Limerick County badly needs a Forum established. The County towns of Limerick need jobs and one source is tourism. But it won’t happen unless all stakeholders come together and build a plan to grow our visitor numbers,” he concluded.In response, a spokesman for the OPW said that visitor numbers to Desmond Hall had steadily increased over recent years from 4,290 in 2012 to 9,415 in 2013, 11,150 in 2014 and 11,362 in 2015. This is due in no small part to the dedicated efforts of OPW guide staff at Desmond Hall and also to the OPW’s commitment to promote and market less-visited heritage sites where it is considered an increase in visitor numbers is sustainable without damaging the heritage fabric of the site.”“The OPW also facilitates local history societies, school tours and active retirement groups wishing to visit the site by prior appointment during the “closed” season.“Unfortunately it is not possible to extend the season at Desmond Hall due to resource constraints. In this instance the ‘Friends of Irish Heritage’ initiative may be of interest. This initiative was introduced to invite interested local groups to join with the OPW to present sites such as Desmond Hall to out-of-season visitors on a volunteer basis,” the spokesman Alan [email protected] Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleDelay in Limerick schools patronage process ‘unacceptable’Next articleLimerick to get 100 new jobs with WP Engine Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSCllr Seamus BrowneDesmond HalllimerickLimerick City and County CouncilNewcastle WestOffice of Public Works (OPW)Sinn Fein 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 clashlast_img read more

Old Students thrilled at 2019 BHOBU Games

first_imgIt was all fun and excitement at the University of Ghana, Legon Ajax Park on Saturday when old students of Bishop Herman College converged for the 2019 edition of the Bishop Herman Old Boys Union (BHOBU) Games.The aim of BHOBU Games is to foster unity and establish a strong bond among the old boys of Bishop Herman College and it was no exception this year.The old boys from different year groups came together to compete for laurels in games including football, ludo, chess, scrabble, draughts, cards and table tennis.The events were grouped into three categories A B and C. Category A featured football for batches between 2003 and 2012.Category B featured indoor games for all years groups while Category C, which is also referred to as elite category, saw batches between 1998 and 2002 compete in football. At the end of the day, the 2011 year group won the Category A. In an enthralling grand finale, the 2011 Batch produced an awe-inspiring display to outclass the 2006 Year Group. A brilliant first-half goal was all they needed to clinch victory and become the first team to successfully defend the football crown.The 2004 Year Group emerged champions in Category B as they dominated the indoor games. In the Elite Category, 1998 batch successfully defended the title they won last year after dominating their opponents. Dr Setor Osae, Chairman of the Interim National Executive Council of Bishop Herman Old Boys Union (BHOBU) described this year’s games as a huge success.“2019 BHOBU games was a huge success in terms of attendance and the conduct of participating teams. Apart from using the games to exercise and fraternize, we also use it to raise funds to support our alma mater” the INEC Chairman noted. Enjoy some photos from Saturday’s event  —last_img read more

Wellington softball team off to state for the first time since 1995

first_imgPitchingIP#PS%HRERKBBHR Winfield1000000141 Jacelyn Buck 433300 Madi Lewellen 200000 Wellington2044515152 Regional Championship: Wellington 3 Winfield 1 Brooke McCorkle 201110 LineupABRHRBIBBK McKenna Oathout –––––– Brooke McCorkle 5860.64652220 Avery Rusk 401112 Madi Lewellen 402500 Winning pitcher – Lewellen- Wellington Winning pitcher – McCorkle- Wellington Baylee DeJarnett 300001 Brooke McCorkle 202010 PitchingIP#PS%HRERKBBHR McKenna Oathout –––––– Jenna Rausch –––––– Madi Adams 301010 Wellington batting stats Taylor Zimmerman 020000 Follow us on Twitter. Totals2336217center_img Taylor Zimmerman 300002 LineupABRHRBIBBK Mulvane00212560 Erin Goodrum 221120 Wellington000003X360 Jacelyn Buck 301001 Madi Adams 211000 1234567RHE Avery Rusk 200001 Wellington batting stats Totals2815151472 Ryleigh Buck 242020 Gracie Fink 010000 Erin Goodrum 301102 Regional first round: Wellington 15 Mulvane 5 Ryleigh Buck is greeted at home after lifting Crusaders to a 2-1 lead after homer in bottom of Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was 1995. Bill Clinton was President. The Grunge sound was alive. Wellington was about to embark on a number of public projects like the building of the pool, downtown renovation. The new high school was still almost a decade away.And the Wellington girls softball team made it to the state tournament.It would be the last time a softball team would go to the state tournament until 2016, when Wellington will be making its triumphant return.The 2016 Crusaders are off to Salina after winning the regional championship in Worden Park Wednesday evening with a 3-1 victory over Winfield. Earlier in the day, Wellington would run-rule Mulvane 15-5 in five innings. The state tournament bracket has yet to be set but the Lady Dukes will play Thursday, March 26 in a single-elimination eight-team bracket.On Wednesday, Wellington had to come-from-behind after Winfield opened the game with a lead-off home run by senior sensation Kelsey Phillips. Winfield led 1-0 and it would loom large for 6 1/2 innings.Madi Lewellen is winning pitcher in regional championshipWellington’s winning pitcher Madi Lewellen nor the tenacious Crusader defense would allow another run the rest of the ball game. But the Lady Dukes weren’t manufacturing any offense on the other end either for the first five innings.In the top of the fifth, Winfield had girls on second and third with no outs, but Lewellen would strike out two swinging and left fielder Avery Rusk would make a diving catch to end the inning with no runs scored.Still, Wellington went into the bottom of sixth with the season on the brink.But resiliency has been a trademark of this Wellington team, and the Crusaders had made two comebacks against this same Viking team in the regular season.This would be no different. Madi Adams opened the inning with a single. She advanced to second on an Avery Rusk sacrifice bunt and then a throwing error passed second base sent Adams home.But Wellington wasn’t done. University of Central Florida bound player Ryleigh Buck, who has a .623 batting average and a .702 on-base percentage, stepped to the plate and knocked the ball over the center-field fence.She had been close before on two previous occasions but the balls fell short for pop-up flies.“I have been around softball long enough to know that the second I heard the smack that it was going to go over the fence,” said T.D. Buck, Wellington head girls softball coach.That made it 2-1 Wellington, but the Crusaders were not done. Brooke McCorkle would single. Then Erin Goodrum singled and Jacelyn Buck would single pinch runner Gracie Fink home to give the Crusaders a 3-1 lead going into the top of the seventh.Brooke McCorkle gets big catch in top of fifth.The Wellington defense then made quick work of the No. 7, 8, and 9 batters to secure the crown.With the win, Wellington girls athletics have pulled off the trifecta for team-oriented sports. Crusader teams have gone to state in volleyball, basketball and softball, a feat that has never occurred in girls athletics — not to mention four girls going to state in tennis.It’s been a long time since 1995. But the thing about history is there is something new every day.———In the earlier first-round regional game, Wellington had no trouble knocking out Mulvane – a team it split with during the regular season. Brooke McCorkle was the winning pitcher allowing six hits, two walks and striking out two.The Crusaders would generate 15 hits that included a home run by Baylee DeJarnett and a double by Avery Rusk and Erin Goodrum.Wellington opened with a 2-0 lead, but Mulvane came back to tie it in the top of the third. Then Wellington exploded with four runs in the bottom half of third and four runs in fourth. Leading 10-5 going into the bottom half of the fifth, Wellington would generate five runs to secure the run rule.See full photo gallery here. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Glenda Wright · 220 weeks ago Congratulations, Lady Crusaders! Good luck at State!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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