Man detained on burglary and theft charges

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMan detained on burglary and theft chargesBy admin – December 31, 2012 621 WhatsApp Gardai were alerted to the North Circular Road when the occupant of a house disturbed the burglar as he attempted to gain entry.Earlier this year gardai launched a nationwide crackdown on home break-ins called —Operation Fiacla. This has led to a total of 2,493 people been arrested and 1,404 suspects charged under Operation Fiacla.Figures obtained by a national newspaper last month revealed how 137 major burglars are functioning all over the country. The information showed 30 operating in Limerick, 27 in Cork and 80 in Dublin who are the main target for gardai.Justice Minister Alan Shatter put his support behind the initiative and has vowed to crack down on the country’s most prolific burglars. Print Facebook GARDAI are questioning a man in connection with a spate of burglaries on the North Circular Road and O’Callaghan Strand area of the city.It is understood gardai suspected him of prowling numerous homes over the past few weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Email Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleFurther adult education for 2013Next articleLimerick welcomes first baby of New Year adminlast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blames tiredness and muscle cramps for his miss as Arsenal crash out to Olympiacos in the Europa League

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Feb 2020 11:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.9kShares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his head in his hands after his late miss for Arsenal (Getty Images)‘But its not an excuse, I have to score this goal, but that can happen.‘I think it was tough because they play very deep, it was hard to find solutions i the final third, as I said it was a tough game, it was tough to find some spaces.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal’s only hope of securing Champions League qualification is now through the Premier League but Mikel Arteta’s side are seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.‘We will try to keep improving in the league,’ said Aubameyang.‘We will try to win as many games as possible, we well see how many chances we have to qualify.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stunned by his late miss for Arsenal (BT Sport)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claims tiredness and muscle cramps were a factor behind his late miss as Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League to Olympiacos on Thursday evening.The Gunners had a 1-0 lead on aggregate from the first leg but were forced to go to extra time after Pape Abou Cisse put the Greek side ahead in the 53rd minute at the Emirates Stadium.Aubameyang struck a brilliant overhead kick to make it 1-1 and put Arsenal back in front on aggregate before Youssef El-Arabi struck to restore Olympiacos’ lead with a minute remaining.But Aubameyang was handed a clear-cut chance from seven yards out in the closing stages of the match, however the Arsenal striker lashed his effort wide of goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about his late miss which would have put Arsenal through to the Europa League last-16, Aubameyang replied: ‘Yeah… I don’t even know, I feel very, very bad, yeah that can happen, I don’t know how I missed this chance, I was tired, I had some cramps. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blames tiredness and muscle cramps for his miss as Arsenal crash out to Olympiacos in the Europa Leaguelast_img read more

Monk: No plans to sell Shelvey

first_img Shelvey won his solitary England cap in 2012 and was called up to Roy Hodgson’s squad last October for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia. But he has picked up seven bookings and a red card this season and Monk feels his disciplinary problems have been down to a lack of focus and application. And Sky television pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher saw Shelvey smiling and laughing with Lallana ahead of the corner from which he headed into his own goal as a further loss of focus. “I have not seen the Sky footage and I was not aware of that,” Monk said. “But you need to be focused in those situations, especially a dangerous situation like a set-piece. “I was disappointed with that goal as it was avoidable but I thought Jonjo’s performance was good. “We analyse the players and get all the feedback from their performances and on the ball he was one of our highest passers in the game. “I thought he put himself about, had good energy and he was possibly our best passer on the day. He was probably our most threatening midfielder on the ball but I know he can be even better. “Performance-wise, he’s capable of running a game, grabbing it by the scruff of the neck and really dictating it, but what you forget is that he’s a really young player.” Swansea have had a demanding festive fixture list with the Boxing Day visit of Aston Villa sandwiched in between trips to Hull and Liverpool. They travel to QPR before heading to Merseyside again for a third-round FA Cup tie at Tranmere on Saturday. “You have to take into consideration the quick turnover of games, the physical output for the players,” Monk said ahead of two away games in the space of 48 hours. “But each team I put out there I try to have the best team to win the game taking everything into account. “You live and die by the result and performance and you think about it afterwards. “So far this season, with the games we’ve played and the teams we’ve put out there, we’ve done very well. “We’re disappointed with what happened at Liverpool but it wasn’t about application or effort. “It was about mistakes and we made way too many against a very good side.” Swansea manager Garry Monk is adamant he has no plans to sell England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in January. There was further bad news to come on Tuesday evening as he was charged with violent conduct by the Football Association. Shelvey clashed with Emre Can when he appeared to fling back an arm into the face of the German. The incident was not seen by the match officials. If found guilty, Shelvey, who was sent off at Everton at the start of November, could face a four-match ban, starting at QPR on New Year’s Day. Monk, though, insists that Shelvey, who joined Swansea in a £5million deal in the summer of 2013, is going nowhere in next month’s transfer window and has a key role to play at the Liberty Stadium. “It is often the case (to sell) when a manager talks about a player,” Monk said. “But that is absolutely not the case. It was not my intention to give the impression I do not want Jonjo here. “When I talked about him I was talking about the specific instances where he can do better, in relation to the yellow cards he has picked up. “When I talked about laziness I meant the situations he gets into to get bookings, not his overall performances. “Yes, he can do better, but so can all our players. With Jonjo it is a case of me trying to help him, him trying to help himself and pushing on. “He is going to get a lot better and I want that to happen here at Swansea, not anywhere else.” Monk criticised Shelvey ahead of the Barclays Premier League game at Liverpool when he told the 22-year-old to “wise up” and said he would not tolerate his “laziness” any more. Shelvey was selected against his former club on Monday, but had an unhappy night in Swansea’s 4-1 defeat as he failed to track Adam Lallana for Liverpool’s third goal and then headed into his own net to cap a miserable night for Monk’s men. Press Associationlast_img read more

Maggie Morrison gives Syracuse a lift off the bench in postseason

first_imgEvan Jenkins | Staff Photographer Published on March 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Related Stories Syracuse advances to program’s first-ever Sweet 16 with 76-59 win over AlbanyBria Day steps up as ‘MVP’ in 76-59 win over AlbanyBrittney Sykes turns in vintage performance launching Syracuse into 1st-ever Sweet 16Gallery: Syracuse beats Albany, 76-59, in NCAA tournament Round of 32 matchup Albany’s defense was playing a zone, as expected. But that zone extended aggressively out to the 3-point line and Syracuse’s shooters. On the Orange’s ball screens, defenders would run over top and take away the immediate 3-point shot as first priority. When the Orange would cycle the ball around the arc, the Great Danes’ defenders would often be there to try to tip a pass away or pressure a shooter before she even caught the ball.Not only did Syracuse not get close to 50 3s, it didn’t even reach its average of more than 30 attempts per game, finishing with 27.“They really extended out,” Hillsman said. “They took some shots away that we would normally get. They really got good rotations in the defense … they really were tremendous on defense.”What did work for getting shooters open was Peterson, Morrison said. The point guard would dribble through double-team traps near the half-court line and hit the player that was left often with a pass.Morrison’s last 3 of the day came on a cycle around the edge of the 3-point line that she shot as soon as she caught. Albany’s Imani Tate crashed into Morrison sending her back a few steps, but she was still able to get the shot to fall.The basket gave the Orange an 18-point lead, its biggest lead of the day, in the closing seconds of the third quarter.This wasn’t like the Duke game when Morrison came in and hit seven 3s on her way to a game- and career-high 25 points. But it was the small boost off the bench that SU needed.“We need to have someone who can come in and make plays and do good things for us,” backup center Bria Day said. “And I think that she really did that.” Commentscenter_img Syracuse didn’t hoist at least 50 3-pointers as head coach Quentin Hillsman predicted, which would have been a program record. It didn’t make the 14 or 15 that he said would’ve put it in a good spot to win, but it also did better than the four made 3s that, he said, likely would’ve meant a loss.The promise didn’t do much, but it did do one thing: it gave Maggie Morrison the assurance needed to let shots fly.Coming off one of her worst shooting performances of the year against No. 13 seed Army on Friday, Morrison rebounded to be the most efficient player from behind the arc on Sunday. She shot 3-of-5 from 3-point land and finished with 11 points. In Syracuse’s win over 12th-seeded Albany on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in team history, Morrison paced its 3-point shooting. She was a viable threat off the bench for the fourth-seeded Orange (27-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) on Sunday and will be when SU heads to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to face first-seeded South Carolina (33-1, 16-0 South Eastern) on Friday.“I think I went 1-for-whatever, which is pretty bad,” Morrison said of her 1-for-13 showing in the Round of 64 against Army. “(Hillsman) said it in the press conference. ‘We’re shooting 50 3s today, so just let it fly’ and you know that puts a lot of confidence in us to shoot out of our slumps.”In the opening quarter, Morrison stood open on the right wing behind the arc before point guard Alexis Peterson found her and Morrison launched a shot that hit nothing but net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe next time down the court, Peterson hesitated near half court as Albany’s press closed in, then jumped and threw an over-the-head pass across the court from left to right to Morrison, who was standing in the same spot. She got off the quick shot again and made it.In two shots, Morrison turned Syracuse’s five-point deficit into a one-point lead with less than two minutes to play in the first quarter. She erased the Great Danes’ final lead of the game.“Maggie Morrison hit some tough shots for us,” Hillsman said. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more