CCTV in hunt for Glin gang

first_imgEmail Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories GARDAI hunting a gang who got away with a large amount of money and stock from a Limerick shop are examining CCTV footage from the Limerick toll tunnel. The gang disarmed telephone cables by lifting the cover on a manhole in the street before breaking in the shop in Glin in the early hours of the morning on St Patrick’s day. €30,000 in cash and and an amount of stock was stolen. NewsCCTV in hunt for Glin gangBy Bernie English – March 20, 2015 1037 Facebook WhatsApp Print Twitter Advertisement Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleTrail of Marble and Bread through Sailors’ HomeNext articleWater protest 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. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSCCTVGardaíGlinlimerickrobbery Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

The 25th running of the Great Race to be held this Saturday at Woods Park

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The 25th running of the Great Race will be held in Wellington Saturday, July 25 with 11 teams competing in 13 events (see participation list here). Great Race organizer Jack Potucek said he hopes to have the captains of the first five winning teams present for the starting of this year’s race in honor of it being the 25th running.The race begins and ends at Woods Park at 5 p.m. Participants will board trucks and be taken to their various locations at about 4 p.m. It is a good idea to get there early as the course is closed around 4 p.m.The event begins and ends with running, but there are also motorcycle races, horseback riding, bicycles and canoes involved. There are several running events of different lengths.The race is a little hard to watch, but many of the events can be seen at Woods Park where more than 1000 people will be gathered.There are a lot of people involved in the race with 11 teams and 15 members each. More time is spent getting people into the right location than the race itself. People have to be taken to various starting locations.The Dore Enchies will be back to defend their title. The Anders Spinalators will also have a team. Those two have dominated recent yearsOver the past three years, those two teams have finished first and second. The Spinalators won year before last and the Dore Enchies won the previous three. The Dore has won the event eight times since 2001 and in the top three twice. The Anders Spinalators have been in the top three each of the last four years. The Security State Bank Big Bucks will also be back, and they have challenged, finishing in the top three two of the last three years.There are some new teams this year, with Airbus from Wichita, the Kansas National Guard, and Lonnie Cooper’s Comets running for the first time.Potucek is trying to have the captains of the first five teams on hand to start the race. Potwin Kansas Jets won the first two, the Greeno Flamouts won the third one, Renns Rockets won the next one and Stalcups Steel Heads won the fifth one in 1981.  The Greeno team is still around and is expected to run again this year.All of the events will be the same, and there are the same challenges. The canoe race involves two sections with two-man crews. They have to change from one canoe to another one in the middle of the race, and that often causes problems for teams.The horse racce section is long, and more than a mile so that is also a challenging area.“We usually have a lot of quarter horses, and that is a long run for a quarter horse. Teams that have good endurance horses do well,” Potucek said.The race begins with a 360-yard spring, followed by a three-quarter mile run, a cross country run and a motocross motorcycle event. Then there is a long straight run called desert highway, that is a tough run in the hot sun. That is followed by the horse race, then the bicycle, and two consecutive one-mile runs. Then comes the two canoe races, followed by a half-mile run and the race ends where it started with another 360-yard run.This is all done in about 43 minutes. Three years ago the Enchies set the record with a run in 42 minutes.The race will be dedicated to Frances Carr this year, who has started every race since the beginning.“He has been a good friend and a great supporter of the Great Race,” Potucek said.Several teams have been with the race since it begain in 1977. The race was not held for a few years after the restaurant that Potucek owned, and which created the event, burned. The event was started up again in 2001 at the urging of the chamber of commerce. For a couple of years they tried to have it as part of the Wheat Festival, but soon decided it should be an event on its own. Since then it has been held the last Saturday in July.Potucek said there have been some rainstorms during the race, and will be held regardless of the weather.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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