RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Previous articleFirst Irish death from CoronavirusNext articleLimerick Chamber joins Government, Trade Unions & Employer Bodies in shared national effort to respond to COVID-19 Jack Neville Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRun for Funrunning Email Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons is delighted today to announce that it is renewing its sponsorship of the children’s ‘Run for Fun’ at the Great Limerick Run weekend.The announcement was made today at the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick by hospital Manager Jason Kenny and ‘Run for Fun’ CEO John Cleary. Also in attendance were Limerick hurling manager John Kiely and players Diarmaid Byrnes, Will O’Donoghue and Declan Hannon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event will take place on Saturday, May 2nd at the University of Limerick.REPRO FREE 09/03/2020 Runners, from left to right, Dylan Barry, aged 7, Lucy Murray, aged 12, Alan Cleary, aged 12, Ella Barry aged 5, Dylan Gilmore, aged 12, Sam Gilmore, aged 10, and Kevin Kearns, aged 10, along with Limerick hurlers Will O’Donoghue and Diarmaid Byrnes and manager John Kiely. Photo by Diarmuid GreeneThe run, which is non-competitive, is for national school children (5-13 years) across multiple distances and suitable for all standards. The sponsorship is another Bon Secours Hospital Limerick commitment to supporting activity in the county, following the signing of a three-year agreement last year to sponsor the Limerick senior hurling club championshipSpeaking at today’s announcement, hospital manager Jason Kenny said:“We have a long running relationship with the Great Limerick Run weekend, having previously sponsored the Sunday event, which is an incredible success in its own right, bringing over 14,000 people into the city on the May Bank Holiday Weekend. It’s a huge boost for the city in terms of sports tourism and has been one of the stand-out individual elements that have combined into the great Limerick success story over the past decade or so.“We were delighted to take up on the opportunuty to sponsor the ‘Run for Fun’ because it promotes healthy activity amongst children and that’s something as a healthcare provider that we are very keen to promote. Getting children involved in exercise can introduce them to something that will stay with them for much of their lives and reduce health risks. It’s also good for their wider wellbeing, their confidence, things that are very important to work on from an early age.”REPRO FREE 09/03/2020 Runners Dylan Barry, aged 7, and Ella Barry aged 5, along with Limerick hurling captain Declan Hannon and Jason Kenny, Hospital Manager, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons. Photo by Diarmuid GreeneSaid John Cleary, CEO of the Great Limerick Run:“It’s essential when you are getting sponsorship partners on board that they are the right fit from the actual event’s perspective. Bon Secours Hospital Limerick ticks that box. It has a great heritage here in the city given the hospital’s origins here and they are a healthcare provider operating to the highest standards.“We were delighted to have them as title sponsors of the Sunday event prior to this and delighted that they have stayed with us to sponsor this very important ‘Run for Fun’. It is what it says on the tin. We want to introduce them to healthy activity, to having fun doing it and that’s what the event is all about.“We’ve seen their delight at crossing the finishing line knowing, as they do that, it’s not a competitive event, that everyone is a winner. And we’ve seen the delight of their parents at watching the children getting out there, participating in such a healthy activity and enjoying themselves in the process.”REPRO FREE 09/03/2020 Runners, from left to right, Alan Cleary, aged 12, Sam Gilmore, aged 10, Dylan Gilmore, aged 12, along with Limerick hurlers Will O’Donoghue and Diarmaid Byrnes and manager John Kiely. Photo by Diarmuid GreeneSaid John Kiely, Limerick senior hurling manager,“As a school principal and someone involved in sport pretty much all my life, I’ve seen just how important participation in sport is, no matter what code it is. We have to encourage our children to be involved first and foremost.“It cannot be about competitiveness for them, it must be about fun when they are this stage of life. I commend John Cleary and his team for pulling this event together and Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons for sponsoring it.“They have put their support behind Limerick hurling through their sponsorship of the senior hurling club championship over the past year m and they must be commended again on getting involved in another very positive Initiative with the Run for Fun.”The post Bon Secours to sponsor children’s ‘Run for Fun’ on May Bank Holiday weekend appeared first on Sporting Limerick. 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Perhaps, in her latest bio, Belgrade born guitarist Ana Popovic should include the word overachiever.Popovic, whose work has drawn praise from such rock luminaries as Bruce Springsteen and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, is set to release Trilogy on Friday, May 20th.As the project title suggests, Trilogy is a collection of three records. Each volume in this 23 song undertaking focuses on a specific musical genre. Popovic and her desperately talented band ambitiously tackle blues, jazz, and funk in turn and the recordings feature iconic guest musicians like Robert Randolph, Joe Bonamassa, and Cody Dickinson, among others.I recently chatted with Ana Popovic about Trilogy, playing with some of the best guitar players in the business, and her favorite Hendrix licks.BRO – Of the three records in Trilogy, which one pushed you outside of your comfort zone the most?AP – It was Midnight, the jazz album. I went back and practiced jazz guitar that I learned years ago when studying in Holland. I changed guitars, playing a Gibson ES 175 for the first time, and I had to deal with a different right hand position, different guitar neck, and a real clean jazz guitar tone. I had no effects at all and just played into a ’66 Fender Super Reverb. It was very clean and precise. Fast licks just need to be flawless. And dealing with the changes, still trying to capture the blue note, I approached the jazz standards from the side of the blues.BRO – Any trepidation in trading guitar licks with Joe Bonamassa?AP – Of course not! I love Joe’s playing and when “Train” was done I simply thought that Joe would kill it here. I texted him and sent him two songs to choose from and he chose “Train.” He delivered an incredible solo. It was exactly what the song needed. I admire him as a player, singer, and band leader, but most of all as the pioneer in blues for building an incredible career on his own terms and not just following the music business rules.BRO – We are featuring “Hook Me Up” on this month’s Trail Mix. Did Robert Randolph share any pedal steel knowledge with you that you can pass along to me?AP – I’ve played with Robert many times and I love his playing. Same thing as with Joe. When I heard the basic tracks for “Hook Me Up,” I thought the chord progression and guitar theme was so Robert! I called him up and he did deliver just what I was hoping for – a fiery, bold, funky, and unpredictable take on a Johnny Guitar Watson song, which was exactly was Watson was.BRO – What words of encouragement do you like to offer girls who show interest in playing rock and roll guitar?AP – Don’t go and learn from just one guitar player. Practice with different guitar players, piano players, or sax players. You can get licks and ideas from different types of musicians and even different musical styles. Trust your intuition and rock!BRO – You are a veteran of the Experience Hendrix Tour. What’s your favorite obscure Hendrix lick? Maybe something from a track that the average listener wouldn’t know?AP – It’s not so much the licks as the sounds he would produce with overdrive and fuzz guitar, his amps turned up to ten. I think his Woodstock “Star Spangled Banner” is out of this world. The solo, where you hear they cry of a baby and the cry of mothers and guns and screams. I don’t think anyone could even come close to that today. It’s simply a total control of the instrument, and he did it fifty years ago.Our friends in Europe will be able to catch Ana Popovic through the rest of May, as she and her band have dates in France, Romania, Serbia, and Holland in their sights. Popovic returns to the U.S.A. in early June, with shows along the East Coast planned throughout the month before the band turns westward.For more information on how to get your copy of Trilogy and when and where Ana and her band will be, please check out her website.Also, be sure to check out “Hook Me Up,” which features the incredible pedal steel guitar work of Robert Randolph, on this month’s Trail Mix.
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