WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsStatus Orange weather warning for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 2, 2019 700 TAGSlimerickLimerick Poststorm lorenzoweather Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryA status orange weather warning is in place for Limerick as Storm Lorenzo is expected to make land Thursday evening.The warning is also in place for Galway, Kerry Mayo, Clare and Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions.Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage. Previous articleNew Regional Ambassador to the West to ‘create a stronger voice’ across the Shannon Region and Galway for SITE IrelandNext articleLimerick people reveal their favourite sound Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
Lionel Messi vs the Real Madrid wallLionel Messi is the master of freekicks. Defensive walls against the 2019 Ballon d’Or winner have to perfectly positioned and often that isn’t enough. The Argentine master has even put some freekicks underneath the wall, something that prompted Real Madrid left-back Marcelo to kneel on the ground blocking the area beneath the jumping defenders during Brazil vs Argentina this summer. If Barcelona win a freekick in ‘the Messi zone’ then keep an eye on the Real Madrid wall.Sergio Ramos vs Luis SuárezTwo of the most energetic and intense players in world football are going face-to-face; Real Madrid centre-back and captain Sergio Ramos will be tasked with keeping Barcelona’s centre-forward Luis Suárez off the scoresheet. These two players have taken part in some hard-fought battles in the past, leaving it all on the line in search of a win. Expect the most physical tussle on the pitch to take place in and around the Real Madrid penalty area.Karim Benzema vs Gerard PiquéReal Madrid’s superstar Karim Benzema could be the difference maker for Los Blancos. The French’s form means that Barcelona centre-back, Gerard Pique, will need to be on his guard. With Benzema being one of the best scorers in the current season so far, the Clasico could be the perfect game to show his ‘new’ skills as the Real number ‘9’. Pique is the man to stop him.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Where will the match be won and lost? Here are some one-on-one match-ups that could dictate the end result.One of the most engrossing aspects of any Clásico is seeing the various individual match-ups across the pitch: the world’s best full-backs jostling for territory, top-class goalkeepers meeting the planet’s best finishers and midfields used to dominating possession fighting for the right to dictate the flow of the game.Jordi Alba vs Dani CarvajalThere are few full-back battles as intriguing as Jordi Alba’s tactical tussles with his Spain teammate Dani Carvajal. The Barcelona left-back and the Real Madrid right-back both like to get forward, but they know that it’s just as important to track back when they face such a dangerous opponent. It was Jordi Alba who provided the assist for the opening goal in this fixture last season, as well as playing the cross that produced a penalty to make it 2-0. Barcelona went on to win 5-1, but that was in the absence of the injured Carvajal, who’ll look to make a big impact this time around.Arthur vs CasemiroThe midfield battles in El Clásico are always fascinating and the duel between Arthur Melo and Casemiro promises to be so too. These two Brazil teammates will be occupying a very similar space on the pitch, with Casemiro looking to protect his back line at the same time as Arthur tries to unpick it. Casemiro can get forward too, though, and both players have proven they can score from distance. Every blade of grass will have to be fought for and every inch will have to be protected.
Police in South Carolina say the pulled over an 11-year-old who reportedly stole his older brother’s vehicle and drove over 200 miles in an attempt to find a man he met on the Snapchat app.The child was located by police on Monday morning just after midnight in Simpsonville.Authorities say they noticed the boy driving the vehicle alone and conducted a traffic stop on him.The 11-year-old, who has not been named due to his age, told authorities that he was on his way to meet a man he met on the app and planned to “live with” him. The child told police that the unknown male gave him an address but that he had gotten lost because the GPS on his father’s iPad lost signal and when he attempted to find the address on his Snapchat account, it had been deleted.Authorities contacted the child’s father who was over 200 -miles away and in the process of reporting him missing. The father and brother immediately drove to pick up the child.Officials have retained the iPad and are currently working to identify the man who reportedly sent the child the address.