Violent gang arrested in organised crime swoop

first_imgWhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Email TAGSClareMusic Limerickorganised crimeruralTipperary by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] VIOLENT criminal gang suspected of being involved in dozens of aggravated burglaries and other serious crimes across Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and north Kerry has been apprehended after Gardaí intercepted them during a cross county operation this week.Four men and a woman remain in Garda custody at Henry Street, Roxboro, Newcastlewest, Shannon and Nenagh Garda stations where they can be detained for up to seven days from the time of their arrest.A number of premises were searched as part of the operation.The gang is suspected of carrying out a number of drug fuelled violent robberies across all three counties over a ten day period.The arrests came after an aggravated burglary in county Limerick where a family were threatened with a weapon and briefly held while their home was ransacked.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan told the Limerick Post that Garda arrests were made as a result of an intelligence led operation that tracked the gang’s movements from West Clare, through to Nenagh and back to Limerick.The outfit have been linked to a number of violent crimes that targeted cash or items that could be easily sold to feed their drug habits.The men are aged between 19 and 27 and the woman is 17. All are being held under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.The arrests come as part of the Garda’s Operation Fiacla which was established to tackle organized crime and reassure rural communities of their safety. Twitter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Advertisement Printcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleLimerick author signs off on major publishing dealNext articleLimerick bar out of tune over music royalties Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday NewsCrime & CourtViolent gang arrested in organised crime swoopBy Staff Reporter – February 5, 2014 743 Facebooklast_img read more

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West Coast Warriors storm to ninth consecutive win

first_imgTHE West Coast Warriors’ dominance in the 30-over Commonwealth Cricket League in New York continued on Sunday with victory number nine. The unbeaten side, made up of local and overseas-based Guyanese, demolished Horizon Cricket Club by nine wickets at 73rd Park.Horizon CC batted first and scored 110-9 in a match reduced to 25 overs.Anil Sookdeo led the Warriors’ attack with 3-7, while Chanderpaul Persaud nabbed 2-25. Anwar Khan led Horizon CC with 23 runs.In reply, Zeeburg Sports Club cricketer, Yutesh Avi Dhanpaul exploded with the bat. The all-rounder slammed a 14-ball unbeaten 50 to help the Warriors to a quick win.  Batting at three, Dhanpaul scored five fours and four sixes to ensure the side reached 111-1 in 12.4 overs.Jetendra Kishore added 25 unbeaten runs.Balbinder Shivpersaud, another Zeeburg cricketer, was the only batsman dismissed.   The opener, who had scored six consecutive half centuries prior to this clash, finished with 28.last_img read more

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Knutson and Ramirez drop 5th-straight doubles match

first_imgPittsburgh’s Claudia Bartolome and Gabriela Rezende celebrated with fist bumps and a high five when Gabriela Knutson’s backhand went too long. This gave the Panthers a 6-2 win, ultimately culminating into Pittsburgh’s first Atlantic Coast Conference doubles point this season.Knutson looked to the ceiling. Although No. 30 Syracuse (12-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) would go on to defeat Pittsburgh (4-14, 0-11) 5-2, the loss added up to their fifth straight. Just one court over, a banner hung celebrating Knutson and Ramirez’s All-American doubles honors in 2018, the first in program history. This year, the pair, while still receiving a national ranking at No. 90, is 10-8 and hasn’t found the same success that allowed them to finish at No. 8 last season.“They know that they’re a very good team,” head coach Younes Limam said. “And they just need to go and commit to their shots and play with a lot of energy, obviously. But also when you’re returning, when you’re serving, you gotta go and get it and commit to your shots.”The pair was broken early as Pittsburgh gained a 1-0 lead on a Ramirez shot into the net. The Panthers held serve easily. Down 2-0, Knutson shook her hand after a serve that went weak into the net. She shook her head and squinted in a bit of pain.Limam had been aware her right arm had been bothering her even before today’s match and decided to rest her after doubles. Knutson said Thursday her health might be one of the reasons for the slip in the rankings. Between laryngitis and colds, she said she’s had “one, max two weeks” of full being fully healthy.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was hoping that we’d shoot up quicker,” Knutson said Thursday “… I don’t really know what’s missing. It’s kind of up and down.”After being broken again, Knutson and Ramirez got one back. A powerful backhand winner down the line from Knutson made it 30-30. She swung through the next serve, but the Orange pair was able to force a deuce and then win the next.On Ramirez’s serve the pair was up 40-30, but a forehand by Ramirez into the net forced a deuce. This time Pittsburgh came through.“They were playing really good at net,” Ramirez said. “They knew when to poach, when to stay back so it was really tough to get it by them.”Down 4-1, the Orange badly needed a break. Pittsburgh wouldn’t cede it, though, and miscommunication between the Knutson and Ramirez resulted in the final point. A shot fell between them as Ramirez started reaching back but didn’t commit and Knutson didn’t have enough time to then react.The chemistry between the pair has rarely faded, however. Knutson and Ramirez strive to play a mens’ doubles style, staying more aggressive at the net.“Sometimes, even when we had bad matches, we know who we are as a team and what we’re capable of,” Knutson said. “That even if we’re not playing that good, I would not want to choose anyone else.”Syracuse would get one more game back, holding serve, but then failed to break Pittsburgh. Throughout the Orange’s losing streak they played a handful of nationally ranked duos but only one player on the Panther’s roster is currently ranked: Bartolome at No. 125 in singles.Limam knows what his top singles pair is capable of. Confidence, he said, could be playing a role after their recent stretch.“You win a few matches and all of a sudden, you’re rolling, you’re playing with more authority, you’re playing on your terms,” Limam said. “And you lose some matches and everything that you do, you start thinking twice, and the last thing you want to do in tennis, or in any sport is to overthink things.”The pair’s season may not end up as banner worthy as the prior season. But Knutson and Ramirez still serve as the backbone of the team. When they win in doubles, the team is 8-2. The Orange haven’t won a doubles point this season when Ramirez and Knutson fall.“I don’t think we’ve been blown off the court once,” Ramirez said. “So we’re still right there, we’re still a great team and we know that, everyone knows that. So yeah, we’re still doing well.” Comments Published on April 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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