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Grandmother delights Limerick

first_imgFacebook Advertisement THERE was a Mardi Gras atmosphere in Limerick City on Friday as the Royal de Luxe Giant Grandmother took to the streets. She began her journey at 10 am, greeting those who had patiently waited for her to wake up with the words, “Long live Limerick” before setting off to meet the thousands who lined the roads to greet her.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cheers and gasps of wonder preceded the 25 foot-high Giant the 26 Lilliputians who help her to make the journey.Roars of laughter were prompted by her taking a widdle on O’Connell Street and people sat on the ground to hear her tell the story of the Vikings and Limerick. The key event in City of Culture 2014 brought crowds into the city to see her walk, sleep, tell stories through an interpreter and smile at her many fans.Up to 70,000 people are expected to turn out on Saturday and almost as many on Sunday to see the second leg of her journey and her departure by boat down the River Shannon.Most of the city centre was closed off for long periods today, but Gardai said the majority of people were very coperative and understanding. NewsBreaking newsGrandmother delights LimerickBy Bernie English – September 5, 2014 580 Print Emailcenter_img Previous articleExplosion during Granny’s visitNext articleBusiness blooming for Grandmother Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

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Captain Jackie Firenze prepares for final game in Syracuse uniform

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 28, 2015 at 8:29 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Jackie Firenze looked like she was starting to tear up.She said she doesn’t like to think about it, but 10 days before her final game at Syracuse, the senior was forced with to think about the inevitable. “It kind of sucks,” she said.Firenze, a two-year captain, has been a leader for the Orange long before she was granted the privilege of wearing the black and white striped band on her right arm. On Saturday, she’ll take the field for the final time as Syracuse (7-10-1, 3-6 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 7 Clemson (12-3-1, 6-3) at 1 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium.“Jackie, she’s been crying about it,” her mother, Kelly Firenze, said. “She’s been struggling … especially as it gets closer, knowing that the end is (near).”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe beginning, however, started well before taking the field as a freshman in 2012. The Baldwinsville resident grew up an Orange fan and attended women’s soccer games even before Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon held the position.When it came time to choose a college, Firenze originally committed to Boston University, but thinking about the field she grew up attending influenced her decision to stay.“She changed her mind at the end and she said, ‘Why would I want to go anywhere else?’” Kelly said.As a freshman, Wheddon said the thing that stood out most about Firenze was an edge to her that he said was probably higher than some of his older players.He said the coaches looked at Firenze then and knew she’d be a captain at some point in her Syracuse career.“Of course it’s challenging stepping into a role where you have a lot more responsibilities,” Firenze said. “But I think I was ready for it.”Firenze said any difficulties adjusting to the new position were lessened by what she learned from Alyscha Mottershead and Jenna Rickan, the two captains her freshman year she credits for helping to mold her into the leader she is now.On the field, Firenze is a vocal presence. She can often be seen shouting directions to teammates and motioning across the field. After a 0-0 tie against Cornell on Sept. 11 — the third straight game SU was unable to muster a goal — Firenze was clear things had to change.She struggled to describe the cause of the scoring struggles but was adamant about figuring it out. The next day, Syracuse held a team meeting and went on to put up two goals in its next game, a 2-1 win over Colgate.The elephant in the room on offense was on the forefront of the captain’s mind.“She’s not afraid,” Wheddon said. “And this is one of the things I appreciate most about Jackie, is she’s not afraid to say the things that are uncomfortable.”On Sunday, the senior walked onto the field for the second half of SU’s game against Wake Forest. Sam Hunt’s “Leave the Night On” blared through the speakers and a proud mother beamed from the wet bleachers.Kelly talked of her favorite memory — when Firenze scored the game-winning goal against UConn her freshman year on a shot that snuck through the goalkeeper’s legs with three seconds left, the only time Syracuse has beaten UConn in the last 21 meetings between the two teams — and mentioned how all good things must come to an end.Firenze has thought of trying to play professionally after Syracuse or coaching at the college level, something her mother said would be the “dream job.” The senior isn’t sure exactly where she’ll go from here, but it won’t be far.“She’s not ready to give it up,” Kelly said. “Soccer is in her future.” Commentslast_img read more

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