TAGSCurraghchase 10k RunCurraghchase Forest ParkEnable IrelandGerard McDonnellJames O’ShaughnessyKilcornanlimerick Halloween Spooktacular competition winners Previous articleSoccer – Signings have boosted Limerick’s survival hopesNext articleTV – Something for the weekend – Sport on TV Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Facebook Limerick groups benefit from university’s new Christmas tradition Enable Ireland sucks up the eco-friendly message Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A CHARITY race will see participants take the scenic route through a popular County Limerick beauty spot this month.Now in its fourth year, the Curraghchase 10k will see runners and walkers take in the sights of the popular tourist attraction on August 16 as they make their way through its mixed woodlands, park lands and lakes.The event will see funds raised for Enable Ireland who provide free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families.The road race will be staged through the picturesque woodland forest park taking in many of the sites of interest including the Gerard McDonnell memorial tree planted in honour of local Kilcornan man Gerard McDonnell, who was the first Irish man to summit K2.Chairman of the Curraghchase 10k, James O’Shaughnessy expects this year’s race to be the biggest yet.“The support and interest this year from both sponsors and participants was huge. Registration numbers are already higher than the previous three years with people registered from all around the country,” James commented.“The Curraghchase 10k has become one of the must do 10k’s in the racing calendar,” he added.James’ advise to anyone who wants to take part is to register early online at eventmaster.ie. Registration for adults is €20, €10 for under 18’s and kids under 12 are free. For more details email [email protected] NewsLocal NewsScenic route for County Limerick charity runBy Alan Jacques – August 6, 2015 811 Win Halloween Spooktacular tickets Email Advertisement Halloween scares aplenty around Curraghchase Twitter Win Halloween Spooktacular tickets
“The continuity in our lineup — we really haven’t had that lineup all spring — but I said it all along that regardless of where I put the guys in the lineup I expect them to conduct the same at-bats,” Roberts said. “Today with Chase and Corey, the at-bats they conducted, (Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez), those first four guys today were pretty special.”Roberts said he’d save the lineup card — literally and figuratively. A duplicate copy was his to keep as a souvenir, along with the last ball used in the game, and his game-worn jersey soaked by a ceremonial bucket of water. Utley and Seager will hit first and second again Tuesday night against Padres right-hander James Shields, Roberts said.Yasiel Puig provided the exclamation mark in the eighth inning. With the Dodgers leading 12-0, Puig tripled into the right-center field gap then scored from third base on an errant throw by Corey Spangenberg.All nine Dodger starters collected at least one hit and scored one run. Gonzalez and Utley led the way with three hits apiece; Gonzalez drove in three runs and Utley drove in two.With so much credit to go around the clubhouse, Roberts was the logical starting point in his first official day on the job.The volume of injuries the Dodgers suffered in recent months were enough to cripple a team, emotionally if not practically. Ten players began the season on the disabled list, including starting pitchers Brett Anderson and Hyun-Jin Ryu, and starting position players Yasmani Grandal, Howie Kendrick and Andre Ethier.Roberts could have chosen this as a rallying cry, a source of perceived doubt. If the usual baseball pundits didn’t give his team enough bulletin-board material, maybe the injury report could. Maybe that did motivate some of the players who contributed to Monday’s win. To Ellis, however, the injury report provided more uncertainty than anything.“This was the first time this group of guys really got to play together this spring because of injuries,” he said. “It was great to get everybody on the field at the same time, great to get the entire infield together at the same time. Chase Utley and Corey Seager set the tone with back-to-back doubles to start the game, it was a great feeling.”Gonzalez, who once played with Roberts in San Diego, didn’t shy away from saying that the energy Roberts brought to spring training carried over into April.“It’s always special when you have a long playing career, then show the front office here you’re the right man for the job, to get the first one out of the way,” Gonzalez said. SAN DIEGO — Prior to his first game as the Dodgers’ manager, Dave Roberts reserved 13 tickets for friends and family to attend Opening Day at Petco Park. Roberts grew up in north San Diego County, so a gambling man might have taken the over on Roberts’ traveling contingent.Thirteen is a lucky number in some circles, but other than avoiding the white chalk foul lines whenever he steps on the field, Roberts insisted Monday that he is not a superstitious manager.• PHOTOS: All the images from Opening DayWhatever he did, whatever he said, it worked. The Dodgers beat the Padres 15-0 in their first game of the season — the largest margin of victory in an Opening Day shutout ever according to the Elias Sports Bureau, and the most runs the Dodgers have scored on Opening Day since 1983, when they beat the Houston Astros 16-7. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error After a spring training more notable for its injuries than its triumphs, Roberts didn’t have much to tell his players. He didn’t give a speech before the game. It was all business.“We just had a regular day,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. “Regular meetings. Just went out and performed. We had a regular pregame meeting — well, what we think’s a regular pregame meeting. It’s the first time this group has done it. We had a nice presentation today as far as going over the Padres on all aspects. Offense, defense, the way they throw, the way they run.”Clayton Kershaw (1-0) provided the pitching, not a surprise in his sixth consecutive Opening Day start. In seven innings he allowed only one hit, a harmless single by Jon Jay that faded into the afternoon sunshine, and walked one batter. He struck out nine.The slight surprise came at the top of Roberts’ first official lineup card. Leadoff batter Chase Utley went 3 for 5. No. 2 hitter Corey Seager had a double and two RBIs in five at-bats.Padres starter Tyson Ross (0-1), whom Roberts saw first-hand as the bench coach here for five years, was shelled for eight runs in 5 1/3 innings.