Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live ‘Youth Work Outdoors’ IS the theme of this year’s Youth Work Ireland Week which runs from Monday, April 26th to Sunday, May 2nd. This year’s event coincides with the easing of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) looking forward to supporting young people to re-connect in a safe way outdoors.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The youth work team at LYS have a variety of outdoor activities planned from exercise classes, reconnecting with nature, a fishing programme and creating urban gardens to name but a few. The past year has been particularly difficult for young people who have spent a lot of time indoors, on screens and separated from each other. Youth Work Ireland Week is a great opportunity for young people to reconnect with each other in a safe physical way, which hugely important for a young person’s sense of connectedness and their mental and physical health.Throughout the pandemic youth workers, instructors and teachers at LYS have continued to support young people with innovative and creative ways, a fact that has been recognised and acknowledged by Children’s Minister, Roderic O’Gorman TD who said:“In this last dramatic year, I have been very impressed by the passion and determination at every level of the youth sector in responding to a wide range of challenges… I have also been impressed at the ability of the sector to harness innovation to the benefit of all young people.” LYS would like to thank the young people and their families for their support throughout the past year and is looking forward to some outdoor fun in the coming weeks.A full list of Youth Work Ireland Week is available at wwe.limerickyouthservice.com with young people asked to follow public health guidelines when taking part in ‘Youth Work Outdoors.’ Now in its tenth year, Youth Work Ireland Week is a celebration of youth work and acknowledges the part youth organisations play in supporting young people. Young people enjoying a spot of fishing with Limerick Youth Service in 2019A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting young people to reach their full potential. NewsCommunityLimerickYouth Work Outdoors for Youth Work Ireland WeekBy Sarah Carr – April 22, 2021 73 Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostYouth Work Ireland Print Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleDenis Walsh’s family to finally lay son to rest after 25 years of missed leads and unimaginable griefNext article‘Extremely proud’ Ronan O’Gara takes top job at La Rochelle Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement
Cropped Photo: FutureAtlas.com / CC BY 2.0BUFFALO — The national average price of gas is the same as it was last week at $2.20, but in New York, prices went up.AAA says New York’s average of $2.27 is one cent higher than it was last week.Both averages were the same one year ago — $2.89.Here is a breakdown of the average prices across upstate New York: Batavia – $2.23 (no change since last week)Buffalo – $2.21 (up two cents since last week)Ithaca – $2.18 (up one cent since last week)Rochester – $2.23 (up two cents since last week)Rome – $2.30 (up two cents since last week)Syracuse – $2.20 (up four cents since last week)Watertown – $2.28 (no change cent since last week)AAA says that the latest data from the Energy Information Administration shows that total domestic gas supplies are down.“As supplies tighten, pump prices could continue to rise, depending on demand,” AAA says. 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)
Ireland will not be “caught flat-footed” by their RBS 6 Nations favourites tag, according to lock Devin Toner. Continued doubts over Jamie Heaslip’s shoulder injury could hand Sean O’Brien a start in Rome, the abrasive flanker primed for his first Test action since November 2013. Boss Schmidt’s readiness to pitch O’Brien back into Test battle after just one run with the Wolfhounds underscores Ireland’s sharp focus against a side that failed to register a single win last year. “They are at their best at the start of the tournament, and at their best at home,” said Toner. “So we’re under no illusions that it will be a lot tougher than people think. “They’ve got a vast amount of experience and they’re very, very passionate at home, so we’ve got a very tough game ahead of us. “We’ll let everyone else think about points difference and all that, literally our sole focus is getting the win in Rome. “We know how hard it will be, so that’s our sole aim really. “Personally I don’t care about whether we’re favourites, I don’t think about it at all. “My sole focus and the team’s is the next game. “If we don’t do well in Rome then that’s out of the window isn’t it? “Maybe it’s not surprising given we won all three games in November, but let them talk: we’ll let people say what they want. “We’ve just got to get our performance right on Saturday. “The lads don’t take anything for granted these days, the competition is getting tighter and tighter every year and I don’t think we’ll get caught flat-footed.” Italy’s dismal winless run in last year’s Six Nations leaves them favourites for the wooden spoon once more, but Ireland are refusing to take the challenge in Rome lightly. O’Brien’s potential return after two consecutive bouts of shoulder surgery would add experience and fire to the back-row, especially if Heaslip misses out. Toner knows Ireland must shut out the bigger championship picture, but admitted Schmidt’s men are still targeting a fast start. “Our point of view is we’ve got to go in as good as we can be, we don’t want to be feeling our way into things in round three or four,” said Toner. “We want to be hitting the ground running: we want to kick on straight away from the November series. “We don’t want to be struggling in game one and then allowing that to drag into games two and three. “So we’re really looking at this game to nail things down for us. “We know how Joe (Schmidt) feels: it’s always on the next game. “We came into camp at Christmas, and that was 100 per cent our aim, just to focus on the Six Nations, focus on the next game.” Press Association Leinster second row Toner believes Ireland are “under no illusions” their tournament opener in Italy on Saturday will be “a lot tougher than people think”. Ireland’s 46-7 victory over Italy helped secure the title on points difference last year, but Toner called on Joe Schmidt’s side to strike out all designs on retaining the crown this weekend.
Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is confident he can handle the expectation of being the first-choice striker at the Stadium of Light.The 25-year-old is currently the club’s only fit forward following Darren Bent’s move to Aston Villa, and injury to Danny Welbeck and Fraizer Campbell.“I don’t doubt my quality, whether I am playing with two strikers or just one,” Gyan told BBC Newcastle.“I think my game is impressive so far, and it’s a good thing for the team.”The Ghana international has responded well thus far, taking his goal tally for the season to 10 in 28 appearances with the opener in Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur, before Michael Dawson and Niko Kranjcar secured all three points for the visitors.However, defeat means the Wearsiders have now lost three straight games. “It’s sad that we have lost three games in a row, but the whole team is playing well,” Gyan added.“Unfortunately we concede silly goals, but if we keep on concentrating on the game then we can do much better because we are playing good football.”Sunderland signed Gyan from French Ligue 1 club Rennes in August 2010 for a club record fee of £13m.Source: BBC