NewsBreaking news#VIDEO Andy Lee honoured as one of Limerick’s finest sonsBy Staff Reporter – December 17, 2014 733 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleWin a DVD: Tommy TiernanNext articleGardai disrupt illegal medicine trade Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WBO World Middleweight Boxing Champion, Limerick’s Andy Lee has been honoured at a Civic Reception held to acknowledge his success at winning the vacant World boxing title last weekend in Las Vegas.The Limerick boxer who has now made his fame on the world boxing stage was also told that “Limerick will not be told no to hosting his mandatory defence of the world title next year”, as councillors pleaded with Lee’s trainer Adam Booth to consider hosting the title fight in Limerick.At a Civic Reception held at City Hall this Wednesday, the newly crowned world champion received a standing ovation as he was presented with a scroll honouring his achievements in boxing.During the reception at a packed City Hall, Andy was told by Mayor of Limerick City and County Kevin Sheahan, that the boxer’s “hometown would not be found wanting in hosting any title fight”.Throughout a number of addresses made by Limerick City and County councillors, Andy was described as one of “Limerick’s finest sons who claimed a world title that the people of Castleconnell, Limerick and Ireland will celebrate as another milestone moment in Irish sport.”The achievement of being the first Irish man to win a world boxing title in America since the 1930s was herald as a testimant to Andy’s “skill, ability and temperament”.Special mention, prayers and thoughts were also given to Andy’s former trainer and mentor, Emanuel Steward who invested time, energy, finance and faith in the Castleconnell southpaw.The whole experience, Andy said, would be something he “will never forget as long as I live”.Lee also had words of encourgaement to the younger generation of Limerick fighters and indeed those from his former club St Francis Boxing Club, in that “anyone can from Limerick can go on in boxing, or in any sport, to the top and become a world champion just like me”.The middleweight world champion also urged local authorities to believe in the next generation and support them financially “as Limerick could have many more world champions to come”.Despite the poor weather conditions, crowds gathered outside the steps of City Hall to hail their boxing hero and fulfill another aspect of his boyhood dream of standing before the people of Limerick, “literally on top of the world as champion”. TAGSfeatured RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Linkedin WhatsApp Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet
Protesters were encouraged to bring revision material on the Oxford UK Student Climate Network Facebook event : “We will be having a “revision session” to show that even though we are missing our education we still care greatly about it. So bring along your school books etc!” EJ was positive about the reaction of the council: “The county council were really enthusiastic about it and genuinely proud of what young people in Oxfordshire are doing. They don’t want to stifle us and want us to use our potential.” EJ Fawcett, a 17 year old activist and co-head of outreach at Oxford UKSCN, told Cherwell about the responses of schools to student climate protests: “Most schools won’t punish people as long as they have parental permission, but some schools in Oxford have banned people from going. Some schools force students to jump through hoops, such as having to do a quiz.” The next global strike day is planned for 29th November, with the UK campaign run by UKSCN as part of the #FridaysForFuture movement. Imogen Duke Oxfordshire County Council has been supportive about young people’s protests. “We felt that it was important not just to allow the protest to happen by our building but also to go out and actually speak with the group – we all have to keep talking so that we as a society can make a real difference.” She also spoke about the challenges of student-led movements. UKSCN is a “group of activists who are quite motivated and trying to do the right thing” but school commitments, it is difficult to take on the extra workload. Halliwell said: “It was really encouraging to meet this group of passionate young people. We agree that it is unforgivable if we all continue on a path towards an ever more polluted planet and I admire the determination of this group and the others I have seen recently in Oxford. I hope that they stay active and make sure that climate action stays high on the agenda for everyone. The Director of Planning and Place at Oxfordshire County Council, Susan Halliwell, met EJ at the sit-in last Friday to discuss concerns about climate change. “This was attended by hundreds of pupils who marched, chanted, and gave speeches in Oxford’s city centre.” The students gathered at Bonn Square at 11am then walked to stage a sit-in outside County Hall. Oxford school children protested against lack of climate action in a small-scale ‘picnic protest’, last Friday. She added that the “small symbolic demonstration’ was probably attended by about 30 students, the small numbers due to the large Oxford Climate Strike which already occurred on 20th September. Many turned up with posters expressing warnings, including “Stop Denying We Are Dying”, “Frack off! We want a green planet”, “There is no Planet B”, and “No Future. Why go to school?” Scheduled for the final day before half-term, many students arrived in school uniform to make the statement that they were missing lessons.