Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Email Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Crews dealt with hoax calls and 17 bonfires in Limerick on Monday nightUNDER fire from rocks, responding to hoax river rescue calls and hoax domestic house fires, Limerick City fire fighters put down one of the busiest nights of the year on May Eve as crews also dealt with up 17 bonfires.With bonfires a tradition on May Eve, firefighters and emergency responders had expected crews to be busy.However, by 6.30pm on Monday night, crews were responding to hoax rescue calls, the first at the River Shannon where a woman was falsely reported as having entered the water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City Fire SwiftWater Technician Rescue Crews we’re alerted to ther report of a woman in the river at Thomond Bridge.Arriving within minutes of the call, firefighters including the Rescue Boat FireSwift carried out a thorough search and deemed the call to be a hoax.Gardai and emergency paramedics with the National Ambulance Service also attended with Limerick Marine Search and Rescue also on alert.During the course of the night, fire crews attended 17 bonfires and while the majority of were monitored and being properly supervised, crews extinguished three due to safety concerns.However, as the night wore on, firefighters also came under fire from youths throwing rocks and stones on Crecora Ave while the attended a bonfire.While the Fire Appliance was hit several times, no injuries or major damage occurred.A short time later, firefighters were attacked for a second time while attending a bonfire in Watergate. There were no injuries but the Fire Appliance was again damaged. Gardai responded to the incident.Hoax calls were also made to the Fire Service alerting them to a supposed domestic fire in Roundwood Estate and while attending this, another hoax call was made to a domestic fire in Fedamore.After attending both alerts, it was deemed that these calls were hoax and the caller’s details were passed to Gardai.Fianna Fail general election candidate Cllr James Collins has called for prison sentences for those who attack frontline emergency responders such as ambulance crew, fire and rescue staff, or gardai,“We are frequently hearing of ambulance crews also being harassed when they attend in certain parts of the city. We have to put in place deterrents to protect emergency responders who are after all, putting their personal safety at risk in order to help others.“Fianna Fáil previously introduced legislation to ensure that all those working on the frontline are protected and that those convicted of a serious attack on an emergency worker would receive a minimum five year prison term.“Regrettably the Fine Gael led Government failed to support this key piece of legislation. Our party have now updated this Bill and will be pushing the Government once again on the issue.”“These brave frontline staff are attending to emergency calls and then coming under attack with youths firing stones and other objects at them. It’s appalling and nobody should be allowed to get away with treating gardai, ambulance crew or fire brigade staff in this way.“These are the very people we ask to run towards emergencies when we are seeking to escape them. They have to be protected with stiff penalties for anyone who attacks them.”See more Limerick news here LimerickNewsHoax calls and bonfires in chaotic night for Limerick Fire serviceBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2018 1024 Facebook TAGSbonfireGardaíhoax callslimerickLimerick City Fire and Rescue Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLimerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning StreakNext articleLimerick student to take part in the “Olympics of Programming” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement
IN THE Bakewell Junior Open Girls U-14 Lawn Tennis tournament which finished last Saturday, Kalyca Fraser pulled off a comeback win to secure the title. At the beginning of the match, Fraser was off to a slow start, immediately going down to Klautky 0-1. Both players were without a commanding serve and traded service breaks until Fraser held serve to go up 3-2. She then broke Klautky to take the set at 4-2.In the second set, Fraser lost her first serve to once again trail 0-1. Klautky then held serve to go up 2-0 but Fraser rallied back with increasingly angled approach shots to win three straight games to pull ahead at 3-2.Klautky then maintained good standing with a flurry of solid groundstrokes at game points to hold serve to level at 3 and break again to go up 4-3. But Fraser broke back to force the tie-breaker. Both players improved their consistency dramatically trading points to 6-6 when Fraser made a crucial double fault that turned out to a be a confidence-booster for Klautky, who won the point then the set at 5-4(8-6) to force the third set tie-breaker.In the third set tie-breaker it was clear that both players were tiring, since they both missed good opportunities to win. However being up at 5-4 Fraser became overconfident and aggressive which led to many unforced errors at the net, giving Klautky three critical points to go up 7-5.Learning from her mistakes, Fraser settled and caused trouble for Klautky with her crosscourt forehand for the next four points to go up 9-7, as Klautky became visibly frustrated at her weak service game. After Klautky managed to win one point, Fraser was able to close out the match at 4-2 4-5(6-8), 10-8.Leading up to the match, Klautky defeated Nathalie Ramdyhan in the semis 4-0 and 4-2 while Fraser defeated Ciara Pooran 4-0 and 4-3.