Cycle in aid of Ger memorial scholarship

first_imgFacebook Email Linkedin Print Twitter Previous articleLaw Link, defence to debt collection proceedingsNext articleForget strapless – get ‘Glamorous Bra Straps’ admincenter_img ON this Saturday, a group of 10 cyclists will commemorate K2 mountaineer Ger McDonnell by cycling 112kms from Kilcornan in Limerick to Doolin in Clare, passing through Askeaton, the Tarbert Ferry, Kilrush, Ennistymon, Lahinch and Lisdoonvarna.They hope to raise funds for the Ger McDonnell Memorial Scholarship Fund at DCU, where Ger studied Electronic Engineering.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ger came to world attention in August 2008 when he became the first Irish person to scale K2 and was subsequently killed in the single worst accident to have taken place on K2.In a memorial service shortly after the accident, his brother JJ recounted how Ger once cycled from his native Kilcornan in Co. Limerick to Doolin in Co. Clare to post a letter. This summer Ger’s university classmates will recreate this epic cycle as part of a fund-raising drive. Their aim is to raise 50,000 euro to fund a scholarship in Ger’s name for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to study engineering at DCU. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCycle in aid of Ger memorial scholarshipBy admin – July 15, 2009 731 WhatsApplast_img read more

Nassau Police Detective Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County police detective was killed in an early-morning crash Wednesday when his crossover SUV crashed into a tractor trailer as he was exiting the Northern State Parkway in Carle Place, police said.Nassau police identified the detective as Alfred Samaniego. The police department did not release Samangiego’s age or say how long he was on the force.Homicide detectives said Samaniego was exiting the Northern State Parkway on the westbound Glen Cove Road ramp just before 1 a.m. when the 2011 GMC Acadia Denali he was driving crossed over the northbound lanes and struck a U.S. mail tractor trailer driving southbound.Samaniego was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.“The Nassau County Police Department regretfully announces the victim in this Fatal Vehicular Accident has been identified as Nassau County Detective Alfred A. Samaniego,” Nassau County police Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack said in a statement.Police said the investigation is continuing.The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured, police said.last_img read more

Arsenal join Leicester and Newcastle in hunt for Brentford winger Said Benrahma

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Feb 2020 8:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Comment Said Benrahma is attracting Premier League interest (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are keeping tabs on Brentford winger Said Benrahma, with Leicester City and Newcastle United also holding an interest in the Championship star.The 24-year-old has caught the eye for the Bees since signing from French Ligue 2 side Chateauroux in 2018.He scored 10 league goals last season and has eight to his name this campaign as the London side battle for promotion to the Premier League.It seems that reaching the top flight would be the only way Brentford would keep hold of the Algeria international, with Premier League clubs circling for his signature.ADVERTISEMENTThe Sun reports that a fee of around £15m will be offered for the winger over the summer, which would represent a huge profit for Brentford, who paid just £1.5m for him two years ago.AdvertisementAdvertisementLeicester and Newcastle reportedly hold the firmest interest in Benrahma, but the Telegraph credit the Gunners as a club that admires his talents.Benrahma scored a hat-trick in Brentford’s 5-1 win over Hull last weekend, just days after the death of his father.Bees manager Thomas Frank hailed his star player’s commitment and quality after the emotional performance.‘We all know it’s very difficult when people lose a loved one. We gave him (Benrahma) all the time off that he needed to get his head in the right place,’ said the Danish boss.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It was a very nice tribute for his father. He’s had some emotional days but he said he wanted to play for his Dad and do the best he can.‘He was magnificent in his actions, his touches and of course scoring three goals. It was a fantastic performance from him.’Brentford are currently fifth in the Championship after the crushing victory over the Tigers boasting the best defence in the division, having conceded just 23 goals in 30 games.MORE: Arsenal consider move to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana on free transferMORE: Arsenal trying to convince Arsene Wenger to return to clubcenter_img Arsenal join Leicester and Newcastle in hunt for Brentford winger Said Benrahma Advertisementlast_img read more