Guilty plea entered for murder of Roy Collins

first_imgTwitter NewsLocal NewsGuilty plea entered for murder of Roy CollinsBy admin – May 4, 2010 622 WhatsApp Advertisement Email Facebookcenter_img JAMES Dillon of no fixed abode but from Limerick City will be sentenced on Wednesday for the murder of Limerick business man Roy Collins on April 9 of last year. The trial was due to begin this Tuesday at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin but before the jury was sworn in, Dillon was arraigned and entered a guilty plea when the charge was put to him. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 24-year-old Dillon was remanded in custody and the case was adjourned until Wednesday morning when a victim impact statement is expected from the father of Roy Collins, publican, Steve Collins. Dillon faces life in prison for the murder of Roy Collins after he was shot at the Coin Castle arcade in the Roxboro Shopping Centre just yards from one of the city’s largest garda stations.  Pictured – Roy Collins who was murdered in April 2009 at the Coin Castle Arcade, Roxboro Shopping Centre. Linkedin Previous articleMinister for Sport considers Market’s Field issueNext articleArts briefs for May 8 admin Printlast_img read more

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EPL: Moyes’s West Ham battle Everton

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp West Ham vs. Everton Venue: London Stadium Kick off: 4PMDavid Moyes will be looking to get one over on one of his former clubs this afternoon when West Ham United welcome Everton to the London Stadium in the Premier League. The Hammers will enter the match in 16th spot in the table, just one point outside of the relegation zone, while Everton occupy 11th position having shown improvement under Carlo Ancelotti. Moyes started his second spell in charge of West Ham with back-to-back wins as the Hammers overcame Bournemouth and Gillingham in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively. The capital side suffered a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United last time out, though, and are still in an extremely vulnerable position in the table during a key stage of the season. Indeed, just 22 points from 21 matches has left West Ham in 16th spot, just one point clear of the relegation zone. That said, the capital outfit do have a game in hand over 18 of the other teams in the division as their clash with runaway leaders Liverpool had to be postponed. The Hammers have lost four of their last five Premier League games on home soil, though, while they suffered a 2-0 defeat in the corresponding match with Everton during the 2018-19 campaign. Everton, meanwhile, will enter Saturday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend. The Toffees have won three of their four Premier League games since Ancelotti’s arrival, meaning that they have moved clear of the relegation zone after a tough start to the season. The Merseyside giants are currently 11th in the table, just three points off seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers, which is an indication of just how quickly things can change, even at the top level. There are obviously still problems for the club’s new manager to address, particularly when considering that the Toffees suffered a 1-0 loss to a second-string Liverpool in the FA Cup earlier this month. The likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have been in impressive form in recent weeks, though, and the visitors will certainly feel that they can harm West Ham in Saturday afternoon’s contest. As mentioned, Everton ran out 2-0 winners in the corresponding clash last season, while they also recorded a 2-0 victory when the pair locked horns at Goodison Park in October. West Ham possible XI: Randolph, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Fornals, Lanzini, Haller. Everton possible XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Sidibe, Davies, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.Tags: Carlo AncellotiDavid MoyesEvertonWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

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Liberty breaks free in National

first_img The 10-year-old mare was last seen finishing down the field in the Kim Muir Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, so it was no surprise to see her sent off at big odds for this fiercely competitive contest. However, Liberty Counsel was in front rounding the home turn and fought off the challenge Away We Go to record a famous victory for her small-time connections. Liberty Counsel ran out a shock 50-1 winner of the Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse for trainer Dot Love and conditional jockey Ben Dalton. Press Associationcenter_img Home Farm (10-1) and Sweeney Tunes (12-1) rounded off the placings in third and fourth respectively, while the surprise result means Away We Go’s handler Willie Mullins is still searching for a first Irish Grand National win. Denmark-born Love is known for pre-training some of the Gigginstown-owned horses and is the first female to train the Irish Grand National winner since Jenny Pitman, who struck with Mudahim in 1997. Love said: “I’m over the moon. She deserved it. The ground didn’t suit at Cheltenham, but she really tried there. She’s a super mare and a very good jumper. “Ben gave her a super ride. With a low weight and very good ground we were confident. I would have been happy if she had been fourth.” Part-owner Irene Neale said: “I’m on top of the world. It’s the best day of my life apart from my daughter being born in 1986! She’s a gutsy little mare and nearly died three times with ailments.” last_img read more

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Syracuse prepares to travel to Georgetown for final time as member of Big East

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ It’s a season of lasts for Syracuse. The Orange is in its last Big East season and will play in its last Big East tournament at season’s end. Each meeting with a long-time conference rival could be the last for the foreseeable future.One rivalry in particular stands out for SU: Georgetown. It’s the game the upperclassmen get most geared up for every year and underclassmen are most excited for when they arrive at Syracuse. On Tuesday the two will play for what is likely the last time as members of the Big East.“It’s not just about that one team, it’s just about going through this conference now,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “Things are winding down and you know it’s almost the end of some of these teams you’ve been playing for the last eight years for me now.”The Orange (19-3, 7-2 Big East) travels to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for its last regular season meeting with the Hoyas (13-10, 4-6) as a member of the Big East.But as No. 23 Syracuse continues to rise through the ranks and jostle for NCAA Tournament positioning, center Kayla Alexander and the rest of the Orange are treating the perhaps final meeting with GU as “just another basketball game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ve got to get the W if we want to get our goal at the end of the season,” Alexander said.The final tour through the conference has been a “bittersweet” experience for SU guard Elashier Hall. As a senior, these would be her final tests against old conference foes.But the importance of the end of an era isn’t lost on the underclassmen either. Even if they’ve only played these old rivals once or twice, the final trek through Big East play still holds special significance.“There’s more going into this game because it’s going to be our last time playing them, it’s our last time for the Big East against them,” freshman guard Brianna Butler said of the upcoming game. “So we just want to go in and get a win.Entering the season, Syracuse’s senior class had never won against Georgetown. Five tries. Five losses. When the two met for the first time this season, the Orange finally got its win, a 30-point victory in the Carrier Dome.But even then, SU started slow. The Hoyas’ star guard Sugar Rodgers kept GU in the game early and Syracuse made unforced errors before blowing Georgetown away in the second half.Those nerves are gone now.“The jitters of playing them the first time, the excitement, everything going on, we kind of got that out of the way by getting the W,” Hall said. “And then getting it with a great number like that, a second one would be great.”Nearly every meeting between the Orange and the Hoyas turns out to be a memorable one. Last year GU scored the final five points of the game to spoil SU’s Senior Day. Two years before that, Rodgers hit a runner with 20 seconds left to hand Georgetown an overtime victory.The 30-point blowout partially avenged that. The memories of the past aren’t all gone, but so far, Hall will mainly remember the victory in the Dome.Though GU has disappointed this season, Syracuse doesn’t expect this to be anything other than a hard-fought battle. While the Orange has cruised at home, most conference contests away from the Dome have been tight. Going against an archrival, Alexander doesn’t expect Tuesday night to be any different.“Every time we go down to Georgetown it’s always been a dogfight because we’re in their gym,” Alexander said. “So we have to bring our A game.” Comments Published on February 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

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Sluggish start dooms Badgers in Big Ten opening loss to Penn State

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team was unable to get off to the start in Big Ten play they were looking for, losing their conference opener Friday night to Penn State 5-2.The Nittany Lions (8-4-2, 2-1-0 Big Ten) seemed to dominate the game from start to finish and outshot the Badgers (1-10-1, 0-1-0) in every period. The Nittany Lions ended up outshooting Wisconsin 40-24 overall and all three forwards on Penn State’s top line tallied a goal.Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves was unhappy after the game with the way his team played, considering the improvement the Badgers seemed to show last week against Ferris State.“We had high expectations coming into this game tonight and we let a team come in and dictate,” Eaves said. “They outhustled us, they outmuscled us.”The game was chippy throughout, as the Badgers and Nittany Lions frequently got into shoving matches after the whistle. The game’s physicality seemed to hurt the Badgers more than the Nittany Lions, however, as key penalties allowed Penn State to spend much of the game on a man advantage and establish a commanding control of the play.Eight minutes into the first period, Badger forward Tim Davison went to the penalty box for roughing Penn State after defending goaltender Joel Rumpel when Penn State’s skaters crashed the net hard. That penalty allowed Penn State to jump out an early 1-0, as Nittany Lion forward David Goodwin put in a power play goal.“I think that call in particular was inappropriate because of the fact that the kid lost his balance,” Eaves said of the roughing penalty on Davison. “Timmy was standing there and the kid lost his balance and fell and the referee interpreted that as roughing, so that was too bad.”The misfortune continued for the Badgers three minutes later when Wisconsin defenseman Jack Dougherty whiffed on a puck, allowing Penn State forward James Robinson to skate in on a breakaway and put the Nittany Lions up 2-0.After falling behind 2-0, Morgan Zulinick brought the Badgers within one going into the second period when he deflected in a Keegan Ford slap shot.Despite his late first period goal, Zulinick said he and his teammates needed to get going earlier to avoid an early disadvantage.“We can’t wait that long to get that goal,” Zulinick said. “We have to start right off the start and they came out harder from right off the bat.”Rumpel, who had 35 saves on the night, said he expected the Badgers to come out of the gates faster after they had won their first game of the season a weekend before.“We came out a little flat, which was unexpected,” Rumpel said. “I thought we were going to come out a lot stronger.”Twenty seconds into the third period, the Badgers once again found themselves in a big disadvantage when Cameron Hughes was ejected from the game after receiving a 10-minute major and a game misconduct for checking from behind. The Nittany Lions converted on the long power play, giving them a decisive 4-1 lead.Despite the ejection, Eaves felt that the play of Hughes was one of the bright spots for the Badgers Friday night.“I really liked the way that Cameron Hughes played. It’s a shame he got the boot there,” Eaves said. “He was probably the most dynamic player we had out there, and we lost him.”After a goal by Davison made it a two-goal game, Penn State would seal the deal with a late empty net tally, giving the Nittany Lions a 5-2 victory in game one of the weekend series.Wisconsin will have a chance to redeem themselves tomorrow night when they host Penn State in a rematch, and Rumpel is expecting a much better performance from the Badgers Saturday night.“You learn a lot more from losing than you do from winning,” Rumpel said. “We learned a lot tonight and tomorrow we’re obviously not going to come out as flat.”last_img read more

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