first_imgAdvertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter HUNDREDS of mourners attended the funeral this week of Philip McCormack, fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, at St John’s Cathedral.The 40-year-old father-of-one died after being knocked off his bicycle by a car on the Kilmurry Roundabout last week. A native of Annacotty, Philip was laid to rest in Mount Saint Oliver Cemetery this Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, Philip was commissioned to restore and customise two Honda 50 motorbikes painted in Limerick colours which featured prominently in an 11850 TV advert. The campaign paid homage to the ‘Nifty 50‘ as it is better known. Mr McCormack rescued the motorbikes, restored them to their former glory, helped shoot the television advert and even featured in it.Originally from Garryowen, Philip is survived by parents Jim and Eileen; daughter Katie; brothers Martin, John and Jim; and sisters Kay, Avril, Jennifer, Vivienne and Gillian. His sister Jennifer described her brother as “fantastic father and a great son”.“Philip was a very caring, generous, hardworking and kind person. He had time for everyone, from ordinary people on the street to Ministers. He could turn his hand to anything and could talk the talk as well as he could walk the walk,” said Jennifer.“Philip was so good to my parents; he would do anything for them. And of course, his daughter Katie was the apple of her father’s eye,” she added.“Philip’s organs were donated for transplant. His passing has helped save lives and this news has given us some small comfort this week,” Jennifer concluded. #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Previous articleMunster’s Destination unknownNext articleShortt takes potshot at fellow councillors Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsLocal News‘Honda Man’ Philip gives the gift of lifeBy Alan Jacques – January 16, 2014 1296 Print TAGS11850featuredHondaMusic LimerickNifty 50Philip McCormacktransplant Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgFOR the first time in at least ten years Guyana will be fielding a full team to the XXII Goodwill Swim Meet, after the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association released a list of 40 swimmers to participate at the regional event, which will be held in Guyana at the National Aquatic Centre from August 18 to 21.This year’s team will see the return of last year’s top performers Jaydyn and Danielle George, as well as medallists Raekwon Noel, Kenita Mahaica and Aleka Persaud.Come next month, Guyana will be competing against swimmers from Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St Lucia, Bahamas and Grenada, with each team being allowed a maximum of 40 swimmers. Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago, have been known to always aspire to take the full complement or at least to come as close as possible.The same goes for Suriname, who have been in a constant battle against Trinidad and Tobago for the title. Guyana on the other hand had struggled over the years to garner the full complement and fitting quality of swimmers to represent the country.The last time, within the last ten years, that Guyana selected a team this big was in 2008 when the country was reportedly represented by 38 swimmers, when the competition was again held in Guyana.Kenita MahaicaIn 2011, just 8 swimmers – the lowest number – represented Guyana, when the event was held in Trinidad.“Last year Guyana produced a team of 29 swimmers when the event was held in St Lucia, and we came back with 15 medals, including three gold. Overall however Guyana finished sixth, out of six countries.Guyana have a dismal performance history at the developmental event, which was originally designed for swimmers from the participating countries who have not yet competed at higher levels of regional competition.“We’re working towards having a better showing at Goodwill this year, more points, more medals, that is our objective. Our hardest age group was the 8 and under, not getting the quality, that we’re looking for, for more medals,” said National coach, Sean Baksh.The meet is an age group event for male and female swimmers in five age groups each, from the 8-and-Under to the 15-17 age ranges.The full Guyana team is as followsGirls:8-and-Under: Andica Vieira, Kyra Soares, Shareefah Lewis, Jovana Goodridge9-10: Aleka Persaud, Patrice Mahaica, Monique Watson, Ariel Rodrigues11-12: Lian Winter, Amber De Goeas, Giselle Crane, Nia Fraser13-14: Jadyn George, Danielle George, Donna Carter, Sofia Pinol15-17: Nikita Fiedtkou, Kenita Mahaica, Accalia Khan, Teshanna HunterBoys:8-and-Under: Jeremy Sookram, Jonathan Lewis, Safraaz Mohamed, Aarav Singh9-10: Paul Mahaica, Jaleel Anderson, Vladimir Woodroffe, Elliot Gonsalves11-12: Leon Seaton, Raekwon Noel, Ejaz Mohamed, Ethan Gonsalves13-14: Sekhel Tzedeq, Sion Jeffers, Rayvon Pires, Jonathon Sookram15-17: Daniel Scott, Antonio Rodrigues, Joseph DeNobrega, Alex Winterlast_img read more