Advertisement Linkedin Email Twitter Facebook NewsLocal NewsHarrowing experience for young womanBy admin – February 24, 2010 395 Print Previous articleOutsiders for O’Brien weekend February 26-28Next articleGardai appeal for calm following Ennis Road shooting admin GARDAI have issued a warning to the public to be particularly vigilant when walking at night, after a female had the harrowing experience of been followed into her city apartment.The young woman had her mobile phone snatched from her, as well as a sum of money, as she returned home from work during the early hours of February 15.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The victim had finished working in a nightclub at around 2am and walked up Henry Street to Mount Kenneth Place, where she resides.As she was going in the door of her apartment block, a male approached her and followed her into the building.He took her bag containing a mobile phone and some cash.CCTV footage of the culprit has been retrieved as he followed the woman into the building.He is described as around 35 to 40 years old, of thin build, with a fresh scar on the left side of his face, which was still bleeding. The victim recalled that he had an Irish accent.“This incident again highlights the dangers of walking home in the early hours of the morning on your own, especially females and those who have to work late hours. I feel that employers have a role to play to ensure that no staff have to walk to their place of residence in the early hours of the morning”, said sergeant Liam Sheahan.Henry Street Gardaí are investigating on 061 212400. WhatsApp
Waterfront home draws interstate family to the Gold CoastWaterfront home draws interstate family to the Gold Coast
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In front of their first sellout crowd in over five years, the USC Trojans defeated the UCLA Bruins 80-61. Four Trojans scored in double figures, as USC lead from start to finish. The win gave the Trojans their first season sweep over the Bruins since the 2009-10 season.The Trojans (18-5, 7-3) jumped out to an early 9-0 lead behind some strong play from guard Julian Jacobs. To say the Galen Center was rocking, would have been an understatement.“It was fun. The fans came out and supported. They went with the blackout,” sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin said. “It was an amazing crowd. Their energy translated to us on the court.UCLA guard Aaron Holiday kept the Bruins (13-10, 4-6) in the game, scoring 9 first-half points. No other Bruin had more than 6 points in the half.The Trojans did a great job on the defensive end, holding the Bruins to 30-percent shooting in the first half. The Bruins were able to keep the game from getting out of hand by crashing the offensive glass. Behind center Thomas Welsh, the Bruins had seven first-half offensive rebounds.Elijah Stewart ended the half on a 11-2 run that put the Trojans up by 11 heading into the locker room. As a team, the Trojans shot 49 percent from the field and hit five 3 pointers in the first half.The Men of Troy led comfortably for a majority of the second half. Every time the Bruins came within striking distance, the Trojans seemed to have an answer.After building their lead to as much as 16, the Trojans got lazy on the defensive end and allowed the Bruins to creep back into the game. A 3 pointer from guard Isaac Hamilton cut the Trojan lead to just 6 points.It didn’t take long for the Trojans to respond. Guard Elijah Stewart came through with a huge 3 on the very next possession to give the Men of Troy a comfortable cushion with just under four minutes to play. Stewart finished with 16 points and six rebounds.The Bruins missed a 3-point attempt on their next possession, and Bennie Boatwright hit four free throws to push the lead to 13. The Bruins would never threaten again.The Trojans ended the game on an 18-5 run, capped by a nonchalant 3-pointer from Jordan McLaughlin at the buzzer. McLaughlin had a rough first half, going scoreless, but finished with a team high 10 assists to go with 9 second-half points.Jacobs continued his stellar season as the heart and soul of the Trojan team. The third-year guard finished with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists.“It’s definitely huge,” Jacobs said. “But, we expect to win every game that we play. Whether we play defense or not is usually the determining factor. It is definitely nice to see 10,000 at Galen. I can’t remember the last time [that happened].”UCLA guard Bryce Alford, who has killed the Trojans over the past few years, had one of his worst games of the season. The junior finished 3 for 13 from the field, including 3 for 9 from downtown, with 10 points and seven assists.Head coach Andy Enfield was satisfied with his team’s defensive lockdown on the dangerous Bruin guard.“We have pretty good guards too. You’re not going to shut down those guys [Isaac Hamilton and Bryce Alford]. They are so talented, they can make the three, drive, pull-up, and they create for their teammates.” Enfield said. “Our goal was to make it challenging for them because we know how good they are.”The 61 points marked a season low for the Bruins, who entered the game averaging 80.1 points per game. As a team, the Bruins could not find their offense against a stout Trojan defense. UCLA finished shooting just 35 percent from the field and 27 percent from deep.The win gave the Trojans their best-ever home record to start the season at 14-0.Next up for the Men of Troy is a trip to Arizona to take on the Sun Devils and Wildcats. The Trojans beat both teams at the Galen Center in early January.
Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 78-75 win over No. 10 DukeFast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 78-75 win over No. 10 Duke
Published on February 22, 2017 at 9:23 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman In another Carrier Dome epic, John Gillon banked in a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to pilot Syracuse (17-12, 9-7 Atlantic Coast) to an 78-75 upset over No. 10 Duke (22-6, 10-5). At this point in the season, it’s tough to muster an explanation about SU’s dominance against elite conference opponents at home. The Orange will take it, especially with two games remaining in the regular season.Here’s three reactions to Wednesday’s stunner.Gillon’s second-half surgeLeading yet another double-digit Syracuse comeback, capped off by his buzzer-beater, Gillon emerged with 19 points in the second half. Three of those came at the free-throw line, where Gillon maintained his school record of 43 consecutive made free throws.In part, the 6-foot point guard was the catalyst to another comeback by helping the Orange work better off ball screens. Syracuse didn’t do much damage from behind the arc, but Gillon was able to free himself up a couple times to convert from 3. For his first points of the second stanza, Gillon knifed through the Blue Devils’ defense and laid in an and-1 layup that hung on the rim for a fleeting moment. He came down two Syracuse next possessions later to lay in another bucket, then tied the game at 54 eight minutes later with a 3-pointer, setting the stage for another tight game in the Carrier Dome against an elite opponent.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnother resume boostSyracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has lauded his team’s ability to play in the final minutes of close games in conference play, and Wednesday was no different. SU entered the final two minutes tied at 73 after Battle hit a mid-range jumper, and the Orange rode Gillon for its final five points of the game, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer off the backboard.The Orange didn’t prove anything we didn’t already know: It can win — against anyone — in the Carrier Dome. Regardless, Syracuse now has wins against Duke, Virginia and Florida State, all when those teams were ranked in the Top 10. The most important game now remaining on SU’s schedule is at Louisville. Syracuse is just 2-9 when away from the Dome, so its NCAA Tournament fate may lie in how SU does on the road.The big shortFreshman forward Taurean Thompson has demonstrated exceptional play for most of this season, and against Georgia Tech last weekend, he did it for longer than he ever had. Thompson played a career-high 33 minutes against the Yellow Jackets, but was on the court 22 minutes against the Blue Devils. The freshman didn’t play poorly for long stretches, but his fleeting defensive mistakes led Boeheim to yank Thompson, SU’s most reliable offensive threat in the first half.The 6-foot-10 Thompson once again posed as a huge threat in the paint, scoring 11 points in a game where the Orange made only six 3-pointers. The problem is that when Thompson sat, Syracuse’s offense sunk.It’s clear against teams with a good 3-point defense, Thompson can key the offense. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+