Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter NewsSportPresident and Taoiseach pay tribute to great leaderBy Editor – October 17, 2016 902 Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Anthony Foley, prior to one of his last appearances for IrelandPresident Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny led the tributes to Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley whose sudden death has shocked the nation.In his statement, President Higgins said: “It is with great sadness that I heard of the sudden death of Anthony Foley, the Munster rugby team’s head coach and one of the great figures of Irish sport in the modern era.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Anthony Foley excelled from a young age and made a huge contribution to the successes of Munster and Ireland, in both his playing and coaching careers.“Recognised as a great leader both on and off the pitch, he captained the Heineken Cup winning Munster team and represented his country at all levels, including playing 62 times for the senior team, and as captain on three occasions.“He was regarded with great respect and deep affection not just among the Munster rugby fans but by all those interested in Irish sports and those with whom they interacted abroad. “While news of his death will be received with shock by all those in the rugby and sports world, it is of course first and foremost a great tragedy for his family and close friends.“As President of Ireland, and as Patron of the IRFU, I offer them and Munster rugby my deepest sympathies,” President Higgins concluded.Meanwhile Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that like everyone else in the country, he was absolutely shocked on hearing of the untimely passing of Munster Head Coach, Anthony Foley.“Anthony was a legendary figure in Munster and Irish rugby. It is tragic to lose such a fantastic man at such a young age. My thoughts are with his family and his club mates at this awful time,” Mr Kenny’s statement concluded. WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleMunster mourns a fallen heroNext articleSpecsavers Limerick present “HOCUS POCUS” at University Concert Hall Editor Print TAGSAnthony FoleydeathfeaturedlimerickMunster.RugbyPresident Mihael D HigginsTaoiseach Enda Kennytributes
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will make his first appearance since May when the injury-plagued French international starts Thursday’s Europa League tie against Qarabag.Koscielny ruptured his Achilles in Arsenal’s Europa League defeat against Atletico Madrid last season.The 33-year-old missed France’s World Cup-winning campaign due to the injury.He finally returned for Arsenal’s reserves in a Checkatrade Trophy clash with Portsmouth last week and Emery confirmed on Wednesday that Koscielny will start against Qarabag.The Gunners have a defensive crisis ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton with Rob Holding injured, Shkodran Mustafi struggling with a hamstring problem and Sokratis Papastathopoulos suspended.That could mean Koscielny will be asked to play twice in four days if he proves his fitness.“Because we are going to play a lot of matches, in the next 10 days we play four matches – each of them very important…it is in our planning to start with Laurent Koscielny,” Emery told reporters. “We are going to decide after tomorrow’s match, as it’s the first match with us that Laurent Koscielny will play. We are going to look also if he can play 90 minutes or less minutes in this game.“We are going to decide but the first is to think about the match tomorrow because we need to receive information on how he can feel.”Mesut Ozil could also feature against Qarabag having lost his place in Emery’s Premier League side.Germany midfielder Ozil has missed the last five games in all competitions with a combination of a back injury and Emery preferring other options in his starting line-up.Emery was forced to deny reports of a training ground row with Ozil earlier this season after claims he had told the former Real Madrid star to work harder.“Tomorrow he is in the group, there are 18 players in the squad for this match and I am going to decide if he plays tomorrow from the beginning or during the match in the 90 minutes,” Emery said of Ozil.Share on: WhatsApp
Creatures of the Night, a fun, interactive, non-scary, family-friendly hayride, takes visitors through Huber Woods Park in Middletown. Volunteers and staff members will perform harmless and educational skits for all ages. Hayrides depart throughout the night from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday evenings, Oct. 13 – 28. $10 per person; children under three are free. Preregistration required. For additional information or to register, call 732-842-4000 or visit monmouthcountyparks.com.Brookdale Haunted Theater returns this fall with nearly 1 mile of ghouls, monsters and terrifying set pieces on the Lincroft campus. Presented by Brookdale’s Performing Arts Center, the event offers a sprawling maze of themed rooms replete with a variety of monsters, clowns and zombies, including an interactive 3-D blackout maze, a number of obstacles and terrifying outdoor scares. The attraction is run by over 100 local actors, Brookdale students, and technicians. The Haunted Theater is open from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays from Oct. 13 through 29. Admission is $12 and discounts are offered for seniors, Brookdale alumni and teens under the age of 17.Family friendly “no-scare” tours are also available for younger children from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 21, 22, 28, and 29. Admission is $5 and costumes are encouraged. Brookdale Performing Arts Center, 765 Newman Spring Road, Lincroft. For additional information, call 732-224-2411 or visit brookdalehauntedtheater.com.Scared in Jersey, the multi-attraction, interactive theatrical haunt presented by Live Nation, will take place every Thursday through Sunday throughout October and Halloween night at PNC Bank Arts Center. The event features such attractions as the Jersey Devil, Pine Barren Maze, Mother Leeds’ Haunted Cottage and multiple live performances from New Jersey’s own Blood Drums. Attendants can purchase merchandise and food, and engage with the victims of the Jersey Devil’s terrifying attacks. Tickets $25 and up available at 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. ScaredinJersey.comGet into the Halloween spirit from 7 – 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 with a moonlight walk around historic Ft. Hancock, where ghosts have been known to linger. Under the guidance of Jeff Dement, American Littoral Society Fish Tagging Director, participants will learn some history of Sandy Hook, as well as where all the bodies are buried. After the walk, participants can gather at Littoral Society headquarters for cider and fall snacks. Building 18 Hartshorne Drive, Officers Row, Ft. Hancock Section of Sandy Hook. $5 per person. Call 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve a spot for Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock. Local author Patricia Martz Heyer presents “Ghostly Tales of Two Rivers” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road. Heyer, a Monmouth County resident and retired special education teacher who received her Master of Arts degree from Kean University, discusses her new book, sharing what occurs when our colorful local history collides head on with folklore and the paranormal. Free and open to the public. Visit mtpl.org or call 732-671-3700 for more information.The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society hosts a “Spirits and Spirits” Pot Luck Halloween Party at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the “haunted” Strauss Mansion. A psychic, tarot reader, and tea leaf reader will be on hand, with Victorian-era “Wine Glass Seances” throughout the night. The event raises money for the AHHS. Please bring a dish or drink to share. Music by DJ Party Pat. Costumes optional. $15 admission. Advance tickets may be purchased ahhistory.org.The Middletown High School North senior class presents Haunted Woods 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Tindall Park. This year’s theme is “American Horror Story” and will feature tours of a scary trail through the woods. Food available for purchase at the end of the trail. The Class of 2019 presents a “Happy Trail” for younger children 2 – 4 p.m. that will include face painting, age-appropriate Halloween games, mini golf and much more. Rain date Oct. 22. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds from event will defray the cost of senior class year-end events. For more information visit middletownk12.org.This article was first published in the Oct. 12-19, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.