Grounded plane to continue journey

first_imgNewsLocal NewsGrounded plane to continue journeyBy admin – January 14, 2010 563 The ArkeFly chartered Boeing 767 jet has 230 passengers and 11 crew on board. It was travelling from Amsterdam to the Caribbean island of Aruba.The plane made the emergency landing following a bomb threat from a passanger.A Dutch national in his 40’s is being detained by gardai in Shannon. WhatsApp Previous articleJet in emergency landingNext articleTrolley jam at Regional Hospital admin Advertisement Twitter A PLANE grounded at Shannon Airport yesterday was given the go ahead last night after a search was completed. It is expected to continue its journey to the Caribbean some time today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Linkedin Print Facebooklast_img

New Ryanair routes for Shannon

first_imgPrint Ryanair adds new routes RYANAIR has announced two new routes out of Shannon airport, bringing to 11 the number of routes it will operate from there this winter.The airline announced that it is to add a daily Manchester service, replacing a three times weekly Liverpool service, and a weekly flight to Kaunas in Lithuania, as well as extra flights on Stansted, to its winter schedule, starting at the end of October.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Peter Bellew, the budget airline’s marketing director and airport CEO Neil Paykey, made the announcement at a press conference in King John’s castle.Mr Bellew said the Manchester flights will have a “much larger catchment area,” and will deliver more inward-bound passengers to Shannon.Asked if the airline had been given a sweetheart deal to get it back into Shannon and whether the deal is sustainable, the airport CEO said that they were “well aware in our dealings with Ryanair that we were not the cheapest airport”.Mr Bellew agreed but said that dealing with airports is “not only about money. We’ve seen what the team at Shannon can do – we give them new routes and they get up off their backsides and go out and market those routes themselves”. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSairportfeaturedroutesRyanairShannon Email Advertisement Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannon Chamber Expresses Disappointment at Ryanair’s Decision to Close Shannon Base for Winter center_img Previous articleOlympic hopefuls to take on Thomond Swim challengeNext articleCalling all Limerick gameshow aficionados! 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. “Shannon Airport is a vital component of our tourism infrastructure” WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsBusinessNew Ryanair routes for ShannonBy Bernie English – July 24, 2014 731 Facebook Twitter Oireachtas Committee to hold series of meetings in response to aviation crisis Statement in response to Ryanair’s decision to close Cork and Shannon bases for winter seasonlast_img read more

A Master at work – Willett webchat goes down a storm

first_img15 May 2020 A Master at work – Willett webchat goes down a storm Danny Willett’s green jacket will always take pride of place in his locker, but an England blazer remains dear to his heart.In fact, the 2016 Masters champion rates playing as an amateur in the Home Internationals for England as his favourite team golf experience.That was just one of the nuggets to come out of a wide-ranging, open and honest online Q&A session which Willett conducted with England Golf coaches and players this week.Willett was the toast of world golf four years ago when he came from three shots back to card a brilliant final round 67 to win the Masters by three shots from Jordan Spieth and Lee Westwood.To date, that remains the greatest achievement of the Yorkshireman’s career and was a hot topic for discussion during another lively webchat hosted by Performance Director Nigel Edwards.Both Willett and Edwards share more than an England Golf connection.In 2007, they were part of the GB&I Walker Cup squad – also featuring Rory McIlroy – which narrowly lost out to a star-studded American side including Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson at Royal County Down.Willett – currently based in Isleworth in Florida as he waits for the tours to start on both sides of the pond – talked through his amazing work ethic, his attention to detail and the processes he has followed all his career.And he recalled with fondness an amateur career during which he won the Australian Stroke Play, the Spanish Amateur and the English Amateur en route to becoming the world number one.Willett said: “I loved everything about team golf with England when you had a group of guys taking on Wales, Scotland and Ireland.“You maybe had 40-50 of the best players from the UK there and you were trying to impress for Walker Cup places and Jacques Leglise teams.“You wanted to beat everyone, you certainly didn’t want to lose to a rival country, but there was still a great camaraderie.“Yorkshire normally had quite a good bunch and we were well represented.“But you caught up with people you hadn’t seen since the last event and I was good pals with Oliver Fisher and Tim Sherrard among others and it was great to get everyone together.”Willett has won seven times on Tour and, at 32 years of age, has arguably yet to reach his prime.As a youth, Willett was always earmarked for a great career – and his English amateur win at Royal St George’s in 2007 remains a landmark moment.“It was a great week,” recalled Willett who beat Matt Cryer by a 3&2 margin to lift the silverware.“I played a lot of good players that week and then beat Matt in the final.“It was the end of a pretty exceptional summer and the culmination of lot of good golf that I played at that time.“To win any event is brilliant – to win on home soil in front of England officials and organisers it was a really special one to get it under your belt.“It was a great golf course to win on too – and I’ll now need to wait until next year to go back with this year’s Open postponed.“Oddly enough I haven’t played there since I won the English Amateur“I was looking forward to going back, but it’s more just looking forward to The Open as an event.“For an Englishman, The Open in England is truly special just as it is for a Scotsman in Scotland or the Irish boys last year at Portrush.“You take Opens wherever they are – they are always phenomenal, but it’s great to get a home crowd.“I have fond memories of that place and it’s been a helluva long time since I played it. To go back as professional with a different golf game would have been a lot of fun.”As a Yorkshireman, Willett remain fiercely proud of his home county and still keeps one eye on the amateur game.The rise of Rotherham’s Ben Schmidt, pictured above, in the last year has caught his attention.Willett added:”I still chat to Graham Walker about the lads coming up through Yorkshire and different bits and bobs.“There are a couple of players in Yorkshire – Ben being one – and I keep track even though life is busy.“I’ve tried to help him out for a few things here and there. He’s young, but he has to keep working hard and see where he gets.“It’s good and well winning, but the scores he was posting were the thing to look out for. That’s the impressive part.“He’s also won in Australia and if you have a game that travels, then that’s a good thing.”Next in line for the England squads – already treated to sessions with Matt Wallace, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Meghan MacLaren and Bronte Law –  is a Q&A with Ryder Cup player and European Tour winner Chris Wood. Tags: Danny Willett, English Amateur Championship, Nigel Edwards, Royal St George Golf Club, Walker Cuplast_img read more

Yuvraj Singh challenges Sachin Tendulkar to break his record – in the kitchen!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram/AFPAdvertisement rgs1c1NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsnqqcwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E499( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 053bWould you ever consider trying this?😱4jCan your students do this? 🌚amRoller skating! Powered by Firework Hailed as the greatest cricket to ever grace the 22 yards,  Sachin Tendulkar has achieved almost every possible records in his decorated career. Now seven years since his retirement, the legendary batsman faces a new challenge from former teammate Yuvraj Singh, not on the pitch, in the kitchen, as he has to bounce a ball 100 times, not with a bat, but with a rolling pin!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram/AFPIn the past few months as India is going through the novel Coronavirus crisis, cricketers and other sportspersons of the country and abroad have often thrown some challenges at each other. Now its time for the Little Master, as Yuvi took to social media to nominate Sachin for this one.On his official Instagram, Yuvraj posted a video, where he was seen blindfolded, juggling a ball with a rolling pin, as he challenged Sachin to do the same for 100 times as part of the challenge.Advertisement “Master you have broken so many records on the field!! time to break my record of 100 in the kitchen 🤪! Sorry couldn’t post full video cause it will be too long to count 100 😂 paji back to you 👊🏽hope you don’t break other things in the kitchen 😂😂 @sachintendulkar” he captioned the video. Check out the clip below-The video, posted earlier today, has gathered over 4.5 lakh views, as netizens stormed the comments with appreciation, as they are eager to see the Master Blaster take up the challenge.This was an obvious throwback to the recent ‘keep it up’ challenge that yuvi had nominated Sachin, Rohit Sharma and Harbhajan Singh back on 14th May. While the challenge back then was about juggling a ball on the side of a bat, Yuvi now takes it to the next level by using the rolling pin, a familiar item from the Indian kitchen. Check out Yuvraj’s tweet of the challenge-The nominees all came up with clips of doing the challenge., while Rohit twisted it up by using the bat’s handle instead of the edge. If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sports India Exclusive with Anthony Amalraj: Use hypnotherapy to train my mind to react in pressure situations!Virat Kohli reveals which International cricketer is asking him to join TikTok! Advertisementlast_img read more