Investigation launched after winning Limerick greyhound’s failed doping test

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgTwitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero tested positive for traces of a banned substance Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero tested positive for traces of a banned substanceAN INVESTIGATION by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) control committee is expected to be launched after the winner of the €30,000 Irish Laurels, Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero, tested positive for a prohibited substance related to cocaine.The Limerick owned and Graham Holland traianed dog was found to have traces of benzoylecgonine on dates last July according to a report published by the IGB.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The process now provides that the Control Committee of the IGB can launch an investigation relating to the dog’s mandatory tests from last July.On July 22 last, the Kay Murphy owned dog won the Irish Laurels but tests later showed traces of the banned substance in both blood and urine samples.Clonbrien Hero became a 5/2 “market drifter” just before the race where Kilgraney Denver was strongly fancied.IGB said that it does not comment on individual cases which have been referred to the control committee and which may proceed to investigation.Cashel based Graham Holland has 2,542 more than 2,500 race wins with dogs from his yard and last July’s Irish Laurels win was his fourth during his training career.Last December, the Graham Holland yard again hit the headlines when Clares Rocket, was kidnapped by a criminal gang and held for ransom.The dog was later recovered unharmed when gardai stopped Limerick criminal Christy Keane driving with the dog. Mr Keane said that he was retrieving the dog for its owners at the time he was stopped. WhatsApp Email Previous articleBull n’Booze back for tag rugby midnight finalNext articleLimerick business news briefs Staff Reporter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSClonbrien HerofeaturedIrish Greyhound Boardlimerick Facebook Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsInvestigation launched after winning Limerick greyhound’s failed doping testBy Staff Reporter – September 20, 2017 1305 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Long Island Slammed with a Foot of Rain; Roads Closed

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A powerful storm that rolled across Long Island early Wednesday dumped up to 13 inches of rain on the Island, flooding several communities and sparking road closures throughout the region.Water flooded basements, forced major and local roads to be closed and caused widespread Long Island Rail Road delays, snarling the Wednesday morning rush hour commute.There was an “astonishing amount of rainfall,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Morrin, adding that Islip recorded 13.10 inches of rain. “No drainage systems can handle that,” he said.Morrin said rain totals came in on average between 3 to 10 inches elsewhere across the Island. At one point, almost 5 inches of rain fell between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. near Holbrook and Islip.Dramatic photos and videos posted on social media showed idle cars submerged in water. There were also dozens of abandoned vehicles scattered along LI roads, according to reports. Suffolk County police reported a driver was killed on the Long Island Expressway at 5 a.m., in what appears to be a weather-related accident. Communities ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, such as Lindenhurst, also experienced serious flooding.“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone told FiOs1 News. “This is a major, major incident.”He urged residents to stay home unless they absolutely have to go out because there are hundreds of vehicle stranded throughout the county.New York State police reported Wednesday that the Southern State Parkway was closed westbound at exit 39 for Route 231 and in both directions at exit 42 for Fifth Avenue. Northern State Parkway is closed both directions at exit 35, route 106/107, and so is the entrance ramp to the northbound Wantagh State Parkway from westbound Sunrise Highway. Route 135 was reopened after an earlier flooding closure, Nassau County police said.More than 10 inches of rain fell on parts of Long Island Wednesday. (Photo credit: Timothy Bolger)The Long Island Rail Road was reporting system-wide delays of up to 30 minutes because of weather-related problems. Additionally, the Far Rockaway branch was suspended westbound from Far Rockaway to Valley Stream because of flooding conditions. There’s also 90-minute delays on the Montauk branch, the LIRR said.As of 8:30 a.m., there were more than 2,000 PSEG Long Island ratepayers without power. The majority of homes without power—1,775—were in Nassau County.Morrin, of the National Weather Service, said he heard reports of numerous rescues during the storm.A Nassau County police spokesman said he wasn’t aware of any major crashes. A Suffolk County police spokeswoman said a person driving a Jeep Liberty westbound near Route 110 swerved and struck a tanker truck and later struck a guard rail. The driver of the Jeep was killed.A flash flood warning and a flash flood warning remain in effect for parts of LI as of 11 a.m.Morrin said Long Island took the brunt of the storm. New York City saw only an inch of rain, he noted, as did parts of Queens and Brooklyn.Although forecasters issued a flash flood watch late Tuesday and were tracking the storm as it departed coastal New Jersey, the amount of rainfall was still a shock.“There’s no information that any meteorologist would have that you would anticipate that excessive, off-the-chart type of amounts,” Morrin said.“All the conditions were coming together for potentially flooding rain.”Resident floating on a kayak on Lagoon Place in East Islip. (Photo credit: Jaime Franchi)-With Timothy Bolgerlast_img read more

Augusta rookies set clubhouse mark

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_img Blixt was four under par with four holes to play before bogeys on the 15th and 18th meant he had to settle for a two-under 70, matching the score posted moments earlier by Stadler, who was making history with dad Craig as the first father-son combination to play in the same Masters. Blixt’s late mistakes left 50-year-old Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez alone in the lead on four under par, one ahead of 47-year-old Steve Stricker, defending champion Adam Scott and Brandt Snedeker. Press Association Masters rookies Jonas Blixt and Kevin Stadler set the early clubhouse target at Augusta National, but several veteran players were on target to make headlines on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Jack Nicklaus had been able to claim bragging rights after joining Gary Player and Arnold Palmer in getting the tournament under way. The trio formerly known as golf’s ‘Big Three’ – they have 13 Masters titles between them – continued their role as honorary starters by each hitting a tee shot on the par-four first hole. And it was six-time champion Nicklaus, 74, who produced the longest drive by around two feet from 78-year-old fitness fanatic Player, with both players splitting the fairway on a hole ranked the second hardest on the course last year. Palmer, who will undergo back surgery after the Masters, had also found the fairway with his drive, although the 84-year-old’s effort was comfortably the shortest of the three. Four-time champion Tiger Woods, missing the event for the first time following back surgery, wrote on Twitter: “It never gets old watching the honorary starters tee off. One of the oldest and best traditions in the game.” Jimenez is aiming to become the oldest ever major champion – Julius Boros was 48 years four months and 18 days when he won the US PGA Championship in 1968 – but dropped a shot on the 11th and then saw his tee shot on the 12th spin back into Rae’s Creek guarding the front of the green. That led to a double-bogey five and left Jimenez one under par, three behind new leader Scott, who had carded his fourth birdie of the day on the 10th. Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher was going well on his Masters debut, perhaps heeding his putting coach Dave Stockton’s advice to treat the event like the North Georgia Open. Gallacher picked up birdies on the second and sixth to join the large group on two under par, McIlroy dropping back to one under with a bogey on the eighth. Scott followed Jimenez into the water on the 12th – at 155 yards the shortest hole on the course but one of the most treacherous – and also ended up with a double bogey to drop him back to two under par. That was two off the lead now held by American Bill Haas, who had reached the turn in 34 and birdied the 13th and 14th, while Gallacher moved into outright second place with a birdie on the ninth. Former champions Fred Couples, 54, and Sandy Lyle, 56, were a shot further back on two under alongside pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy. Scott had made the ideal start to the defence of his title as the 78th Masters got under way in perfect conditions, the 33-year-old making the most of seeing his tee shot on the first narrowly miss a deep fairway bunker by firing a brilliant approach to within three feet of the hole. The Australian duly holed out for a birdie to kickstart his campaign to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only men to win back-to-back Masters titles. And although he failed to birdie the par-five second after his approach found a greenside bunker, the world number two then picked up further birdies on the sixth and eighth. Playing partner Matt Fitzpatrick got off to a nightmare start with a double-bogey six, the US Amateur champion driving into trees and then pitching over the green with his third shot. However, the 19-year-old from Sheffield hit back with a birdie on the second and remained one over par after eight holes. McIlroy had been in danger of dropping a shot on the first after spinning his approach back off the green, but almost holed his pitch and was left with a tap-in to save par. The 24-year-old also made par on the second after finding the same bunker as Scott, but holed from five feet for birdie on the third and also birdied the fifth. last_img read more