Facebook Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsBow Wow, they’re off’ at new greyhound stadiumBy admin – October 7, 2010 437 Print Advertisement Email LIMERICK’S new €20m greyhound stadium will be up and running from this Friday, October 8, with a 12-race card.The official opening is scheduled for October 22.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A Bord na gCon spokesperson said they were looking forward to welcoming their regular Markets Field patrons to their new home, and the hundreds of others who are certain to be won over by the state-of-the-art facilities.“Greenpark is much more than a greyhound stadium – it offers a unique family experience and we are encouraged that our 190 seat restaurant, and both corporate suites, with a total of 80 covers, are heavily booked right up to Christmas”.Finishing touches were being applied to the stadium when the Limerick Post visited this week.The entire arena is highly impressive….no more huddling in corners from the inclement weather, as had been the ‘menu’ at the Markets Field.Admission charge is €10, with a 50% reduction for OAP’s and students.Gates will open at 6-30 on this Friday, and the opening race is timed for 7-45.There is secured car parking for 450 vehicles at Greenpark, free of charge.A four-course meal, entrance to the stadium, programme and entertainment costs €45.There are also fast food and bar facilities available.The new facility is set to be a monumental success and a great asset to the Limerick area.Said Orla Strumble, head of marketing: The first race night will feature a host of surprises for invited guests, including live music, great entertainment and fabulous food”.Adrian Neilan, CEO Irish Greyhound Board, described the 2,900 capacity stadium as among the top rank of greyhound racing stadia on an international scale.The venue is approached via the roundabout on the Dock Road, next to Roche’s Feeds. Previous articleNegative portrayal of city condemnedNext articleNew Windings Video admin
MGN ImageOLEAN – Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County on Thursday morning.The Cattaraugus County Health Department says the 52nd case involves a female healthcare worker who received an antibody test that indicated she could have current infection.A COVID-19 test later revealed she was indeed positive for the virus. Prior to being tested the woman was asymptomatic.The 53rd COVID-19 case involves a male resident who was also asymptomatic. For the most part, health officials say, he denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 case. A contact tracing investigation is now underway for both new cases.There is now a total of 53 cases, with 14 active, 37 recovered and two deceased in Cattaraugus County. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Published on March 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments In all three years of the program’s existence, the season has finished the same way for Syracuse. It faces Niagara in the first round of the playoffs.By now, head coach Paul Flanagan and his teams are used to the routine.‘There are no unknowns,’ Flanagan said of the matchup with Niagara. ‘Sometimes when you watch tape on a team you haven’t played, it’s hard to pick little nuances up. So I think just the fact that we’ve competed means we know each other pretty well.’Syracuse’s playoff stretch, a stretch that will be started and completed in a matter of three days, begins Friday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Robert Morris and Wayne State will meet in Thursday’s play-in quarterfinal with the right to take on top-seeded Mercyhurst. Meanwhile, the winner of the Syracuse-Niagara matchup Friday will reach the conference title game Saturday to face the winner of Robert Morris-Wayne State and Mercyhurst.Winners of its final two regular-season games, Syracuse (13-15-6, 7-6-3 College Hockey America) enters the playoffs perhaps with increased expectations. The four Saturday goals marked SU’s highest scoring output since Jan. 14.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘That was a good precursor for what to expect now Friday,’ junior forward Megan Skelly said. ‘We definitely have positive energy going in, and we have some confidence because we did beat them both nights.’Recent momentum aside, the back-to-back victories weren’t enough to leapfrog Niagara in the conference standings, as the Purple Eagles (11-6-5, 8-6-2) will enter the playoffs as the second seed. SU is 2-2 against Niagara this season, so the success of late certainly doesn’t warrant overconfidence.‘But we also can’t get too confident in our abilities,’ Skelly said. ‘Because, you know, we have to get ready and prepare. Perfect our passes and come together as a team.’The two schools have split the previous two playoff meetings. As a No. 4 seed in 2009, SU fell to the Purple Eagles 3-2. As a No. 3 seed last year, it won 5-3.Although Niagara’s stronger playoff seed this season will give them a technical home-ice advantage, Syracuse will be playing in its home building. Something that certainly bodes well for the Orange. Niagara finished this year 4-10-4 on the road (3-4-1 in conference), and the Orange season concluded with an 8-7-3 mark at home (6-2 in conference).In 2011, the two schools split their four-game season series with each team sweeping the other playing at home. Including the playoffs, SU leads the all-time series by a slim 7-4-2 margin.‘We’re pretty familiar,’ goaltender Kallie Billadeau said of Niagara. ‘But the main thing we’re focusing on is driving the net and crashing for rebounds. They collapse into their goalie, so they block a lot of shots. Getting a lot of shots on net is our main goal.’Billadeau, a first-year player who will get her first look at the in-state postseason match up this weekend, finished the season with a 2.87 goals-against average after playing in 20 of the team’s 34 games. Her 541 saves trail her Niagara counterpart, Jenni Bauer, who had 702 saves in eight more games.Though Syracuse and Niagara are separated by a difference of 165 miles, the two schools are much closer on the ice. Only three wins separate the teams in the all-time series, and they’ve each scored seven total goals in the four games this season.Friday’s playoff game will be commonplace for two teams that have both been there before. It might come down to which team can throw in a new wrinkle that provides even the slimmest advantage.‘Well, there’s no secrets between either team,’ Flanagan said. ‘We played each other four times this year and also most recently. They might throw a couple twists from last weekend, but I think we’re pretty evenly balanced. We match up well against each other.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) midfielder Marco Verratti’s agent has insisted that the Italian star will not leave the capital football club this summer, clarifying that his client is with an ambitious outfit.The 24-year-old, who is under contract at PSG until 2021, has been linked with several top European clubs like Juventus, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.Juventus are in the hunt for a top midfielder, while Barcelona and Bayern reportedly see Verratti has a perfect replacement for veterans like Andres Iniesta and Xabi Alonso respectively.Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez earlier had also said that Verratti “would be ideal” for Barcelona.”Marco Verratti will remain at PSG. Marco is happy in Paris, he has a contract until 2021 and he will definitely stay there,” the player’s agent Donato Di Campli was quoted as saying by football-italia.net on Monday.”The will of PSG also has to be respected, it’s a club which loves him,” he added about the player who reportedly has a price tag of at least $75 million in the transfer market.”We’ll meet the directors, but only to understand the project because the club remains ambitious and wants to win the Champions League.”Di Campli also clarified that Verratti has no chance of returning to play in his home country.
Pune, Aug 2 (PTI) The Recognition and Reward (R&R) Panel of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have awarded the prestigious Above Group Standard Rating to the AITA for Indias Davis Cup match against New Zealand conducted by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association in Pune. This was decided last week after a meeting of the Rating Panel which reviewed all the Davis Cup ties across the world between February and April. In a communication, sent to the All India Tennis Association ( AITA ) after the Rating Panel meeting, the panel stated:”We could see that both the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) and the town of Pune relished the opportunity to host this 1st round Davis Cup tie against New Zealand, and worked hard to put on a spectator and player-friendly event which ultimately proved very successful.” “The panel also understood that a considerable amount of time and money was invested in the promotion of the event and also observed the efforts to involve and endorse the local community with the initiatives such as the children?s clinics with free gifts and refreshments, and transporting players in chariots to the draw,” the letter stated Therefore, whilst they were not surprised that the stadium was almost at full capacity each day because of these efforts, they felt it was also worth noting that you also enjoyed the highest attended tie of this round. “The Panel feels that a grade of Above Group Standard was thoroughly deserved,” the communication from ITF mentioned. The R&R panel, which announces awards for the Davis Cup ties makes its decisions on various parameters, which includes reports and feedback from ITF supervisors, umpires, players and the visiting nations National Federation. The AITA secretary general Hiranmoy Chatterjee said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate the entire team of MSLTA and everyone, who were involved with the conduct of this tie and for earning this award. It is indeed a job very well done.” The President of MSLTA Bharat Oza said: “We would like to thank the ITF for the prestigious recognition and it is truly a reward for the entire MSLTA and PMDTA teams that put in hard work to ensure a super successful Davis Cup after a gap of 43 years in Pune.” The MSLTA secretary Sunder Iyer said: “The award and recognition gives us confidence and energy to promote the sport of tennis in Maharashtra with vigour and enthusiasm.” PTI AT KHS KHSadvertisement