TAGSBallyhouraBallyhoura Failtefeaturedfull widthtourism Email Limerick Hoteliers urge Government to address tourism crisis WhatsApp Facebook Co Clare Entrepreneur has created a COVID-friendly tourism product to help Limerick companies attract staycationers NewsLocal News€20million tourism boost from BallyhouraBy Liam Togher – September 18, 2013 528 Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter AN independent visitor impact study released this week shows that Ballyhoura Fáilte generates €20million a year to the local economy.The study, which was completed by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Ballyhoura Fáilte, also showed that the regions welcomes half a million tourists annually.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fergal Somers, manager of Ballyhoura Fáilte, was understandably delighted with the results of the study, attributing the success to the diversity of tourism events it encompasses.He said: “This is very positive for tourism in the Ballyhoura region and shows that our promotion and product development of heritage, culture, festival and events, activity and adventure and working with all the local communities on a number of initiatives is clearly paying dividends.”Ballyhoura Fáilte has been selected by Fáilte Ireland as an adventure ambassador for Ireland and has represented the region and Ireland at a number of tourism events internationally.This weekend the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails will host the European leg of the Blue Grass World Enduro Tour and will bring more than 350 bikers from across Europe to the local mountains.In 2014 the region will host the European Elite Marathon Championships and it will also welcome delegates from the Adventure World Summit. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Post Show | Mags Boland Murphy | Bofin Consultancy New Limerick Tourism Taskforce plans for development of sector Previous articleQuinny to tackle positive mental healthNext articleMEP to host cyberbullying forum in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April
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
Shkodran Mustafi and Cedric Soares return to training ahead of Arsenal vs West Ham Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Mar 2020 9:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.9kShares Comment Advertisement Shkodran Mustafi suffered a muscle injury against Olympiacos 10 days ago (Picture: Arsenal YouTube)Shkodran Mustafi is back in contention to feature for Arsenal against West Ham after he took part in first team training on Thursday.The much-maligned former Valencia centre-half has been one of the main beneficiaries of Mikel Arteta’s appointment as Unai Emery’s permanent successor. Mustafi had been told he was almost certain to have no future at the club by Emery, but Arteta has placed his faith in the 27-year-old and he has been rewarded with a series of commanding performances at the heart of a notoriously brittle Arsenal defence.The Germany international suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury during Arsenal’s damaging Europa League defeat against Olympiacos last week and in the immediate aftermath of the loss, Arteta admitted he was unsure as to the extent of the injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal released footage of yesterday’s training session on their official YouTube account and Mustafi showed no ill-effects of the injury which forced him off in the 103rd minute against the Greek side. Cedric Soares featured in Arsenal’s training session ahead of Saturday’s game against West Ham (Picture: Arsenal YouTube)January recruit Pablo Mari impressed on his competitive debut against Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Monday and Arteta now has five fit central defenders to choose from with Rob Holding also back in contention. On the possibility of Mari featuring against the Hammers, Arteta said yesterday: ‘Well he has recovered really well from the game. He had 45 minutes with the Under-23s four days before that game.‘He played 90 minutes, he said he’s physically good, he trained well and I think he’s ready to play if we need him to on Saturday.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalFellow winter window recruit Cedric Soares, meanwhile, stepped up his recovery from the knee injury which has prevented him from featuring at all for his new club following his arrival on loan from Southampton nearly six weeks ago. The Portugal international was seen wearing heavy strapping on his left leg during the session but Arteta will hope he is back in contention soon, having opted to deploy Sokratis Papastathopoulos as a makeshift right-back to cover for Hector Bellerin, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles remains out of favour.MORE: Charlie Nicholas names the five most exciting youngsters at ArsenalMORE: Manchester United demand £25m for Roma target Chris SmallingFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.
It was a tale of individual sets Sunday when the Wisconsin volleyball team lost a hard fought match to Northwestern 3-2 at the Field House.The Badgers played some of their most disappointing volleyball of the season, but also showed flashes of impressive play throughout the afternoon. And that inconsistency proved too much for Wisconsin to overcome.The first set spelled disaster for the Badgers when Northwestern jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and didn’t look back. The Wildcats went on separate runs of 5-0, 4-0 and 7-0 to dominate the match, winning by a score of 25-11.The Badgers had an atrocious -.062 hitting percentage in the set and eight unforced hitting errors.“Absolutely not,” Waite said when asked for an explanation for the poor start. “I don’t have an answer. That’s how strange it is.”The Badgers appeared to rebound in the second set after winning the hard fought set by a score of 26-24. Wisconsin overcame separate seven-point deficits twice in the set. Senior middle blocker Alexis Mitchell had five kills in the set and two-straight blocks late in the set to propel Wisconsin forward.“Winning any set is important,” senior outside hitter Bailey Reshel said. “But this really gave us some momentum so it was huge.”The Badgers carried that momentum into the third set, dominating Northwestern and winning by a score of 25-9. UW used a 7-0 run in the middle of the set to pull away from the Wildcats. Wisconsin hit an impressive .344 in the set and tallied four team blocks as Mitchell paced the Badgers with six kills in the set.But any momentum gained in the third set dissolved quickly in the fourth set, as Northwestern hit .484 in the set compared to just .211 for Wisconsin. The Badgers had no blocks in the set and were outdug 15-9.Waite said the set was a mixture of strong play from Northwestern and weak play on the part of his own team.“A lot of it was on our side of the net,” Waite said. “Teams can still attack you and they can still score and get their numbers, but you’ve got to bring it right back with consistent play.”The fifth set went back and forth with neither team gaining an edge of more than two points. Ultimately, the Wildcats pulled away for the tight 16-14 win in the set as well as the match.Northwestern’s Stephanie Holthus led all players with 21 kills in the match, and Mitchell was the only Badger in double-digit kills with 19. Mitchell also led Wisconsin by assisting on seven of the Badgers’ 11 blocks while junior Annemarie Hickey led all players with 24 digs.UW opens weekend with 4-set win over Illionis Amidst Bucky doing a headstand on the court, fans decked out in Halloween costumes and the Field House exploding with excitement, the Wisconsin volleyball team still grabbed the spotlight as it beat Illinois 3-1 Friday.“Goal achieved.” Those were the words Mitchell chose after the confidence-building win Friday night. Mitchell was a force at the net, as she collected 14 kills and nine blocks. The Badgers improved their conference record to 4-7 and tied Illinois in the conference standings.As a team, Wisconsin outdug Illinois 82 digs to 67 and several players hit career-highs in blocks, hits and digs.“Often our left side attackers have big nights and tonight, if you look at the stats, it was the opposite,” head coach Pete Waite said. “We got it done on the right side.”One such performance came from junior Julie Mikaelsen. Throughout the match, Badger fans stood and clapped with anticipation for the final points of each set.They then erupted with cheer when Mikaelsen, the right setter, not once, but twice ended two sets in favor of the Badgers with two well-placed kills. She tallied up a career-high eight blocks and tied her career high of 19 kills.“It’s a lot of fun getting the final kill,” Mikaelsen said with a smile.On the Illinois side, redshirt freshman Jocelynn Birks totaled 13 kills and Liz McMahon tallied up 16 more. But their play was not sufficient for Hickey, the scrappy Wisconsin libero, who reached a career-high with 30 digs.“Our blockers did a great job closing the block tonight,” Hickey said. “I mean, our numbers put it up tonight, and it made my job really easy.”The Badgers left the Field House pleased with the victory, which was not only the first time in the last 10 meetings UW beat Illinois, but also handed them some much-needed momentum down the final stretch of the season.