Shannon Estuary adventure tourism is just a stroke away

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSadventure tourismClarefeaturedlimerickshannon estuary Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Twitter Emmett O’Brien and crew rowing from Ringmoylan to Labasheeda RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick people to have their say on EU futureNext articlePallet of pet food on the missing list in Limerick Staff Reporter Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsShannon Estuary adventure tourism is just a stroke awayBy Staff Reporter – September 5, 2017 2034 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Emmett O’Brien and crew rowing from Ringmoylan to LabasheedaLEISURE rowers and adventure tourists could be enjoying the delights and challenges of the Shannon Estuary if a new wave of eco-adventure tourism is realised.That is according to Emmett O’Brien, the Pallaskenry native and local councillor who recently rowed a hand built Ilen Project gandelow over 20 miles from Ringmoylan Pier to Labasheda in West Clare.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The aim of the avid oarsman and Shannon Estuary enthusiast was to highlight the tourism potential that the Shannon Estuary has for communities on both sides of the water.Forward thinking, planning and some cohesive work, according to Mr O’Brien, could “open up the waters to the growing industry of adventure tourism and guided rowing trips”.Cllr O’Brien was joined on the row by Mike Grimes from Coonagh and Tommy Roberts from Newtown, Clarina in what they described as a “fantastic experience to row along the Shannon estuary passing Beagh, Ballysteen, the Beeves lighthouse, the Fergus, Foynes Island and Killydysert”.Emmett O’Brien, with fellow oarsmen, Mike Grimes and Tommy Roberts after rowing from Ringmoylan to LabasheedaBeeves Lighthouse on the Shannon EstuaryAfterwards, Mr O’Brien who is a practicing barrister and local farmer said that “Limerick has a great opportunity to promote overseas adventure tourism on the Shannon estuary.“In 2011 alone adventure tourism was worth €1.2m and the spend of activity tourism visitors is on average 45 per cent higher than ordinary overseas visitors.“There is a huge opportunity to capitalise on chartered tours from the Limerick City and County side to any of hidden gems on the Shannon estuary.“Our row showed us that, conceivably, subject to the right weather conditions and timing the tides accurately, adventure tourists could row from Limerick city to Loop Head in West Clare in just three days.“Alternatively if they wanted a more prolonged adventure they could, over a week period, explore the attractions along the estuary such as Bunratty, Beeves lighthouse, the islands and monastic settlements on the Fergus and a whole host of villages on the estuary.”Recent studies from tourism bodies has shown that upwards of 100,000 international visitors travel to the UK and Ireland for rowing based holidays and tours during 2015 and 2016.Cllr O’Brien believes that the Shannon Estuary can attract some of these visitors.“In Limerick and Clare we have an untapped natural resource in the Shannon estuary from a tourism perspective and its high time the tourism officers of both councils looked at what it can deliver.”See more news here Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

Go West Side

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ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019: India vs Australia Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Playing XI

first_imgNew Delhi: The 14th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 to feature India taking on defending champions Australia at the Kennington Oval in London. Virat Kohli and Co began their World Cup journey with an easy win against South Africa on June 5th while Australia are on the top of the table with four points.On one hand, Team India lost one of their warm-up games against New Zealand but won the other one against Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Indian side is one of the strongest contenders of the tourno and is expected to reach finals easily and face off the host England.On the other hand, five-times World Champs Australia won both of their warm-up games against England and Sri Lanka. They even opened their tournament on a positive note by winning both of their games against Afghanistan and West Indies.Here is the list of predicted Dream11 Fantasy team for the India vs Australia Super-Sunday encounter.Wicket-Keepers – Alex Carey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C) Batsmen – Steve Smith, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (VC), Shikhar DhawanAll-Rounders – Hardik PandyaBowlers – Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Super Eagles to Play Cameroun’s Indomitable Lions in Titanic 2nd Round…

first_imgDemola OjoDefending champions Cameroun’s 0-0 draw with the Squirrels of Benin Republic coupled with Ghana’s Black Star’s 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau Tuesday, means the Indomitable Lions will play Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the second round of the 2019 Africa Nations Cup in Egypt.The mouth-watering clash to take place in Alexandria Saturday July 6, was confirmed after Cameroun finished second in Group F behind Ghana who finished top of the group. Nigeria ended up in second place behind Madagascar in Group B which means they gave up the opportunity to play one of the best third placed teams.Nigeria and Cameroun are age long rivals on the continent, with the Indomitable Lions usually coming out tops, especially when the stakes are high.Cameroun won three of the five AFCON titles after beating Nigeria in the final match. In 1984, the Lions triumphed 3-1, in 1988 it was 1-0 and in 2000, which was hosted in Nigeria, the Indomitable Lions broke Nigerian hearts after prevailing on penalties.On the last occasion these African giants crossed paths, the Eagles trounced the freshly-crowned African champions 5-1 on aggregate over the course of a few days, with a 4-0 at home victory followed by a 1-1 draw in the Lions’ den.However, despite being two of the biggest teams on the continent and pre-tournament favourites, both teams have had inconsistent campaigns so far.Nigeria started with two 1-0 victories over Burundi and Guinea before succumbing to a shock 2-0 defeat to debutants Madagascar.Meanwhile, Cameroun started brightly with an impressive 2-0 victory against Guinea Bissau, before following up with two 0-0 draws against Ghana and Benin.By coming second in their respective groups, Nigeria and Cameroun will have to take the tough route if they are to add to their combined haul of eight AFCON titles, with hosts and seven-time champions Egypt a probable opponent in the quarter-finals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Odion Ighalo was on the scoresheet when Nigeria beat Cameroun 4-0 in a 2018 World Cup qualifierlast_img read more

A Crash Course In NFL Rushing Stats

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Nov. 24, 2015), we bring you the latest edition of “Stat School,” just in time for you to enjoy alongside Thursday’s Thanksgiving football feast. Last time, Statman, aka Neil Paine, talked to us about NFL quarterback stats. This week, it’s the art of rushing. Neil takes us through three rushing-centric statistics: raw yardage, yards per carry and expected points added.Stat one: Raw yardageThe number of yards a player runs for in a game.Stat two: Yards per carryThe average number of yards a player gains per rushing attempt. Yards per carry is calculated by dividing the number of yards by the number of attempts.Stat three: Expected points addedAn estimate of the scoring margin generated by a player’s performance, based on a model predicting how many more points his team was expected to score after each play than before the play began.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Listen closely and you can school your football-obsessed uncles while chowing down on turkey and stuffing. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown read more

Bahamas gives State funeral to noted choir director

first_img Related Items:Bahamas National Youth Choir, Cleophas Adderley, funeral PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT – State Funeral Service of the late Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield Deputy Premier attends state recognized funeral service for Dr. Myles Munroe Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Dr. Rosie’s State Funeral welcomes TCI political icon home in Grand style Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas July 18, 2017 — The late founder and director of the Bahamas National Youth Choir Cleophas Adderley will get a State funeral according to a Cabinet announcement. After a long illness, Adderley, 62, died at Doctors Hospital on July 5. In June, Adderley was awarded the Bahamian Icon Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in youth development. The public is invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, July 22 at 10am at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. There will also be a memorial service on tomorrow, Thursday, July 20 at 6:30pm at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Stapleton Gardens. Viewing for the public will also take place at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity from 12pm to 5pm on Friday, July 21.  #MagneticMediaNews#RIPClephasAdderleylast_img read more