Mayor congratulates Limerick’s Ruth Negga on Oscar nomination

first_imgLifestyleArtsEntertainmentFilmNewsLocal NewsMayor congratulates Limerick’s Ruth Negga on Oscar nominationBy Editor – January 24, 2017 1098 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Facebookcenter_img Catalyst International Film Festival launches today Email First Irish death from Coronavirus Previous articleMunster confirm Hart & Farrell capture as Hanrahan returnsNext articleGuitar night for Dolan’s Editor Limerick City and County Mayor, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon has congratulated actor Ruth Negga on her Oscar nomination for her role in the film ‘Loving’.“I was absolutely delighted to hear the news, and all of Limerick is certainly rooting for her,” said Mayor O’Hanlon. “It’s great for Limerick – we’re on the map now in the film industry, especially with our new purpose built Troy Film Studios in Castletroy open for business.”Displaying his knowledge of cinema through the ages, the Mayor pointed to another famous local actor in commending Negga’s achievements, “Ruth is the second Limerick person to be nominated for an Academy Award.  Richard Harris was nominated twice.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Ruth has done her family in Dooradoyle and Limerick very proud,” the Mayor said. “I will be writing to her on behalf of the citizens of Limerick to congratulate her on her nomination and the best of luck at the ceremony next month.  Win or lose, I would love to invite her and her family to a Mayoral Reception, when her schedule allows,” he concluded. Advertisement TAGSfeaturedMayor Kieran O’HanlonRuth Negga Surgeries and clinic cancellations extendedlast_img read more

Dodgers’ Brandon McCarthy to make 2016 debut Sunday

first_imgMcCarthy had Tommy John surgery after suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament in April 2015. He was 3-0 with a 5.87 ERA in four starts before the injury.“We kind of sped it up a bit because of the circumstances,” Roberts said of the club’s state of pitching. “But Brandon’s excited to get back, and we expect him to pitch well on Sunday.”Roberts said the Dodgers’ depth has played a major role in keeping the team afloat. The Dodgers entered Friday’s game with a 44-37 record despite the rash of injuries.“I think that, you know, everyone uses that word ‘depth’ as just a standard line, but it really has played out that way,” Roberts said. “Without it, I don’t know where we’d be. Guys have had to step up certainly, but we’ve really tapped into starting pitching depth.“It is nice to get one of our guys coming back. Hopefully we get more of that.” Pederson received a cortisone shot Friday for a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder that he injured running into the outfield wall Wednesday.Roberts, however, implied that Pederson would still be active if the All-Star break wasn’t coming up.“Where we’re at, he’s going to get a cortisone shot to calm the pain and there’s a couple days you have to recover from that,” Roberts said. “You’re looking at essentially missing six or seven games, then you have four days over the break. As far as DL days, it just made sense for us.”Kershaw’s situation is more muddled. Roberts said that while Kershaw told the training staff and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt he was feeling “considerably better,” there isn’t a timetable for his return.“He’s resting at home, but he will be back at the ballpark (today),” Roberts said. “As far as what we are doing going forward, as far as his timetable for his return, there’s really no clarity.”Catcher A.J. Ellis said he had been in contact with Kershaw, but didn’t want to talk about the pitcher other than to say he was doing well.“To lose two impact players on your club it isn’t good,” Roberts said, “but our guys understand that it’s part of baseball and they have to do a little bit more.”To make room for pitcher Bud Norris, the Dodgers called up outfielder Will Venable from Triple-A Oklahoma City, a week after he was designated for assignment. Right-hander Layne Somsen also was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.Ryu could return soonRyu, who is coming off shoulder surgery, made another rehab start Friday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga against Stockton.Roberts said the Dodgers would wait to see how he fared after his eighth minor-league rehab start before deciding whether to activate him next week.“We’ll re-evaluate him and see if it makes sense for him to join us before the (All-Star) break,” Roberts said. “If not, he won’t.”Rain in Stockton limited Ryu to just 1-2/3 innings Friday. He is 2-0 with a 4.57 ERA in seven rehab starts with Rancho Cucamonga and Oklahoma City. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img LOS ANGELES >> After receiving troubling news about their ace, the Dodgers finally got some good news about their pitching rotation. One of their starters is coming back.Veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy is expected to make his 2016 debut Sunday against the Rockies, a smiling Dave Roberts said Friday. The Dodgers manager announced McCarthy’s return minutes after telling reporters that three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw was placed on the disabled list because of a mild herniated disc.Center fielder Joc Pederson also was put on the disabled list because of a sprained right shoulder.The Dodgers’ starting rotation has taken hit after hit this season, so any healthy body is a welcome sight. In addition to McCarthy and Kershaw, starting pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brett Anderson and Alex Wood are on the DL.last_img read more