Gorta Raffle

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_img TAGS000 summer raffleGorta €5Music Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch NewsCommunityGorta RaffleBy Guest Writer – July 30, 2013 911 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email Twitter WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick New Music: 40Hurtz Printcenter_img TICKETS for the first Gorta €5,000 summer raffle are now available at the Gorta shop in High Street.The overall winner of the raffle will receive a total prize of €5,000 with second and third prizes set at €2,000 and €1,000 respectively. As well as this, there is a cash prize of €1,000 for the person who sells the most tickets. The raffle closing date is Monday 14 October with the winner being announced on Friday, 18 October. Tickets cost €5 per ticket or a book of 6 for €25. For more information call 061 310833 or visit www.gorta.org for full terms and conditions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin Previous articleLimerick GAA Club Notes 30/7/13Next article€1.5m living space for artists Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebooklast_img read more

Bakery involved in alleged ‘slave labour’

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgWest Midlands Police has rescued three men who were allegedly being used for slave labour at a Black Country bakery. Anti-human trafficking officers arrested a Polish man following a raid in West Bromwich which found the men living in two cramped bedrooms.The officers discovered that the men – all Polish nationals– received just £60 for working up to 50 hours a week at the bakery.All three were taken to a police station but refused the offer of further support via the UK Human Trafficking Centre referral scheme.A 24-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit human trafficking for labour exploitation. According to West Midlands Police, he has been bailed until next February pending further enquiries with bail conditions banning him from leaving the UK.The latest activity forms part of a complex operation that has resulted in 10 Polish nationals arrested on suspicion of being part of an organised trafficking gang.Eight men – aged between 23 and 50 – plus women aged 21-45 are on police bail while detectives investigate claims made by around 40 people that they were worked as slaves and threatened with violence.West Midlands Police suspect as many as 100 people may have been exploited over the last two years.“The men are telling us they are paid £120 a week but have to hand over half the money in rent…so they are left with just £60,” West Midlands Police detective chief inspector Nick Dale said.“Clearly that’s not right; we now need to get to the bottom of their employment status, find out who arranged the work, and how they arrived in the country.”last_img read more

Eto’o: I’m an accidental footballer

Posted On Sep 22 2020 by

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Former Barcelona and Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o has revealed how he used to hide from his parents when he played football growing up.During a career that started at Real Madrid and then took in the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea and Everton, Eto’o amassed three Champions League titles, three La Liga crowns, two Copa del Reys, Serie A, the Coppa Italia twice and the FIFA Club World Cup. However, life could have turned out very differently for Eto’o back in the day had he not convinced his parents to let him play football.“I lived and breathed football – but my parents were very hard on me,” the 39-year-old said via FIFA.com. “They did not accept the fact that I played football because to them football was something children played if they didn’t go to school.“I was obviously going to school and I was not a bad student, but I had a passion, which was football. I vividly remember one day I played a game in my city and I had to hide in order to go play. What I didn’t know is that my dad was with some friends in the bar in front of the field.“Everything I did that day in that game gave me my ‘pass’ to play football freely. Because my parents did not know [until that moment] that I seemed to have a natural talent for the game.“I was the hero of my neighbourhood after that game. That day, when I returned home, my father arrived a little later and said: “You are so good, I saw your match today. I’m going to talk to your mother so you can keep playing.” “That is how he gave me a pass to keep playing. I was about 12 or 13 years old. From that moment on there was no looking back.“I had the blessing of my father and you could not keep me off that football pitch. Day or night. From there, it was one or two years before I went to Europe, and my life changed forever.”Tags: Coppa ItaliaFC BarcelonaFIFA Club World CupInter MilanSamuel Eto’olast_img read more

Hammers wait on Carroll appeal

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_imgWest Ham should discover by Tuesday evening whether or not Andy Carroll will be banned for three games after appealing to the Football Association following the striker’s sending-off against Swansea. The Hammers on Monday formally notified the FA of their intention to appeal against Carroll’s dismissal for an altercation with Swansea defender Chico Flores and now have until 1pm on Tuesday to submit evidence in their bid to have his automatic suspension overturned. An independent three-person panel is poised to hear the case on Tuesday afternoon, with their judgement expected later in the day. Press Associationcenter_img Carroll was shown a straight red card by referee Howard Webb in the second half of the Hammers’ 2-0 win and video footage of the incident, as well as written evidence from the Hammers and match officials, will be assessed. A three-match suspension would rule Carroll out for the rest of February and matches with Aston Villa, Norwich and Southampton. The 25-year-old made just his third start of the season following a heel injury and set up both goals for Kevin Nolan in the 2-0 victory. Hammers manager Sam Allardyce declared his intention to contest Carroll’s dismissal after the match and was critical of Flores. Allardyce said: “We will hope that the appeal will work. Hopefully we don’t lose Andy for three games. “He’s gutted. He’s absolutely beside himself. We’ll just have to go through the process and see what happens in midweek. “All I can hope is that the panel, in the cold light of day, see it for what it is. “He (Webb) can’t be absolutely certain of what’s happened, except that Chico Flores is over-exaggerating, which is generally the norm for him, unfortunately.” last_img read more