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_imgIn a brand new interview with Katie Couric, three-time Grammy winner Chance The Rapper gives fans a better glimpse of who he is. The interview takes place at Harold’s Chicken Shack, one of Chance’s favorite restaurants in the Southside of Chicago, and throughout, Chance talks about a whole slew of topics ranging from being an independent artist, the significance of the number 3 in his life, and gun violence in his home city.You can check out the interview for yourself below, courtesy of Yahoo.last_img

first_imgThe school said the number of suspensions required them to would be staggered over the first three weeks of the season. The Bears open at home against Nebraska on Feb. 14.Athletic administrators became aware of the incident last May, and an investigation by Baylor’s general counsel office and Division of Student Life followed. The school said drugs and alcohol were not involved in the hazing incident. The names of the players weren’t released.OBIT-ROGER KAHNRoger Kahn, elegant ‘Boys of Summer’ author, dies at 92MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The author of “The Boys of Summer” has died. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKOBE BRYANT-HELICOPTER CRASHInvestigators: No sign of engine failure for Bryant copterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of engine failure. That’s according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The helicopter crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles on Jan. 26. The NTSB is investigating the accident, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn’t expected for at least a year. A witness told the NTSB that the helicopter was flying forward and downward through the fog before it crashed into the hill.KOBE BRYANT-MEMORIAL2/24: Bryant memorial reflects dad and daughter’s uniformsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow says there will be a “celebration of life” memorial on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor her late husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Vanessa Bryant posted a graphic on Instagram Friday morning to announce the event. Her post only said the event will occur at 10 a.m. and there are “details to come.”The arena is where Bryant starred for the Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna. They and seven others died in a helicopter crash last month. February 7, 2020 RANGERS MOVESRangers add former Indians closer Allen on minor league dealARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract with former Cleveland closer Cody Allen, who will report to major league spring training.If added to the 40-man roster, Allen would get a one-year contract that includes a $1.3 million salary while in the major leagues. Allen was 0-2 with four saves and a 6.26 ERA in 25 appearances for the Los Angeles Angels last season. The 31-year-old right-hander had at least 30 saves in three straight seasons with the Indians from 2015-17. He’s also Cleveland’s career leader in saves (149) and in appearances (456) and strikeouts (564) by a reliever.In other MLB news: Associated Press center_img Update on the latest sports — Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the New York Mets front office after signing a contract extension with the network. She will be an analyst on weekday games as well as making appearances on various network shows. Commissioner Rob Manfred said during this week’s owners meetings that he was not comfortable with Mendoza and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez being both team employees and broadcasters.— Brian Schneider was shifted to major league quality control coach by the New York Mets, filling the opening created when Luis Rojas replaced Carlos Beltrán as manager. Schneider was Miami’s catching coach for the past four seasons and had been hired by the Mets as manager of Triple-A Syracuse. He will oversee catcher’s instruction. Mets first base coach Tony DeFrancesco also will be responsible for outfield coaching.BAYLOR SUSPENSIONSBaylor suspends 14 baseball players 2 games each over hazingWACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor issued two-game suspensions to 14 baseball players Friday over an unspecified hazing incident that occurred last February. Roger Kahn wrote 20 books and hundreds of articles, but he was particularly noted for the 1972 best-seller that looked at his relationship with his father through their shared love of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kahn’s writing hit on social issues, particularly race. He wrote at length about Jackie Robinson and his struggles in breaking baseball’s color line, and the two formed a long friendship.Son Gordon Kahn said his father died Thursday at a nursing facility in in Mamaroneck (muh-MA’-ruh-nek), New York. He was 92.NHL-OBIT-GLENNIEBrian Glennie, a hard-hitting defenseman who spent most of his 10-year NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, has died. He was 73.Glennie, who was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, helped the national team win Olympic bronze at the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France, under Father David Bauer. The Maple Leafs confirmed his death on Friday. After nine seasons with the Maple Leafs, he finished his career in 1978-79 with the Los Angeles Kings.Over 572 career NHL regular-season games, Glennie had 14 goals, 100 assists and 621 penalty minutes.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2020 at 12:21 pm Syracuse (17-14, 10-10 Atlantic Coast) finished the season as the ACC’s sixth seed. That seeding earned it the opportunity to play 14th seeded UNC, a team that it recently lost to by 13 points on Feb. 29.Here is what our writers predict will happen when the Tar Heels and Orange matchup Wednesday in Greensboro, North Carolina:Nick Alvarez (21-10)Heel turn (redux)North Carolina 84, Syracuse 71We’ve talked about this on the podcast. We’ve written about it on this site for the last week. We’ve even tweeted about it. This is the worst-case scenario for Syracuse and tonight is its penance. Cole Anthony is a star and Elijah Hughes was “blurry” a few days ago. SU’s 3-point defense has also been abysmal. The Orange always play better on the road (and this is essentially a home game for UNC) but the gauntlet is too daunting. Look for Syracuse’s 3-point shooting to decide how close the final ends up being. NIT bubble watch anyone?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJosh Schafer (21-10)The better AnthonyNorth Carolina 86, Syracuse 73Sorry, Syracuse fans, the Anthony that looks poised for a tournament run is in the wrong jersey this time. Cole Anthony and North Carolina have now won four of five and are primed to make a run in this tournament. The Tar Heels have a multitude of scorers, most recently Brandon Robinson, and rebound better than Syracuse. We saw recently, in the Carrier Dome, what UNC could do from 3-point land. I’d expect more of the same on Wednesday night. Though Anthony may not shot 7-of-11 from deep, he’ll be the most NBA-ready player on the court and that usually matters in March.Michael McCleary (20-11)Orange you glad you got nothing to lose?Syracuse 78, North Carolina 75Man. That last game against North Carolina was not a good one for Syracuse. There is little logical reason that a slumping Syracuse team can realistically enter a Greensboro Coliseum of fans there to witness a North Carolina run and beat one of the hottest teams in the ACC. But maybe there’s a hint of frustration that boils over into something good. This team lost multiple games it should have won, with two of those losses coming when they lost their only star in Hughes early in the game. The Orange are the higher-ranked team, yet in this matchup somehow they’re the team that has less to lose. That’s how upsets happen. Commentslast_img read more