Regeneron Great Limerick Run and Bon Secours Hospital Run for Fun…

first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list 06/05/2018pictured at the 9th Annual Bon Secours HospitalGreat Limerick RunPic: Don Moloney TAGSCommunityhealthNews Announcing the decision, Event Director John Cleary said that the decision was taken following consultation with the health authorities and is fully supported by all partners involved, from sponsors to regional stakeholders.“We did not take this decision lightly but have no doubt that it is the appropriate thing to do.  Public health must come first. The health of the 14,000 participants and the thousands of others who come to Limerick over the May Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy these great events on the Saturday and Sunday is our primary concern in making this decision.“We now fix our thoughts on October 3rd and 4th next when we will be at the starting line for the 2020 Regeneron Great Limerick Run and the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Run for Fun. The sense of anticipation and excitement from participants for the event will be heightened by the wait.  We look forward to its success and a significant final quarter economic boost for Limerick,” he said.Niall O’Leary, Vice President and Site Head Regeneron Raheen, said “The decision to reschedule the event is fully supported by Regeneron. The safety of all spectators and participants is of the utmost importance to us. As the proud sponsor of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run, we want all involved to have the best and most memorable race experience. We look forward to hosting a great event in Limerick this October.” NewsCommunityRegeneron Great Limerick Run and Bon Secours Hospital Run for Fun rescheduledBy Cian Reinhardt – March 12, 2020 252 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Said Jason Kenny, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Manager: “As a major healthcare provider in Ireland, we fully support the decision to reschedule this event. Public health is the single biggest priority now and must outweigh all other considerations.  We have no doubt that the Fun Run and wider weekend will have a hugely positive impact for the region on the first weekend in October.” Facebook Print The organisers of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run and the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Run for Fun announced today that the May Bank Holiday weekend event has been rescheduled to the first weekend in October in the interest of public health. Previous articleBREAKING: Schools are closing due to Covid-19Next articleCheltenham Day 2 belongs to JP McManus with Four victories Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

After 4 years on court, Goldin looks to future

first_imgUW BadgersOn February 12, 1976, as the University of Wisconsin prepared to play host to the National Intercollegiate Invitational Tennis Championships, a preview article in this newspaper noted, “The Badgers are anchored by Eric Cullen and captain Marty Goldin, who captured last year’s Big Ten doubles championship.”Twenty-seven years later, Cullen’s nephew of the same name became editor-in-chief of this newspaper.Thirty years later, Goldin’s daughter, Lexi, played her final home tennis match as part of the UW roster this weekend, marking the beginning of the end of a four-year career as one of this school’s finest student-athletes.Goldin, who was winning her exhibition match on Senior Day when her opponent was injured and defaulted, is the rare third-generation UW athlete, with her grandfather Mel — in whose honor there is an active scholarship — having lettered in track and field before her father Marty took to the court in the 1970s.”It’s just a neat thing that you can tell people you’re playing at the same school your dad did,” Goldin says with a smirk. “He thinks it is so cool.”And Marty Goldin, a regular in the stands for Badger tennis matches, exudes an equally wide smile when speaking of his graduating daughter.”I am very proud of my daughter,” Marty Goldin says. “She’s had a wonderful career as a student and as a player.”That career as a student is noteworthy, as well, with Goldin having proved one of this school’s most academically robust athletes over the past four years. In 2004 and 2005, she was named an Academic all-Big Ten award winner, and she has the grade point average to back it up.”She’s a consummate student-athlete,” UW coach Patti Henderson says. “Academically, out of four years — out of eight semesters — she’s had [six] 4.0’s and one darn near close.”For Goldin, while her college years may be dwindling to a close, that education is not yet anywhere near over. She has applied to medical school for the fall and seems eager to continue learning.”I do enjoy learning. I would never want to get a job where you’re done learning,” Goldin says. “I don’t want that. I like the feeling of learning something new every day.”But as with so many graduating UW seniors, that future for Goldin remains somewhat uncertain. Over a capellini and salad dinner (she enjoys mixing her greens and pasta), the lone fourth-year student on the Badger squad contemplates her options for the fall.”I’m hoping to hear from Wisconsin Medical College relatively soon … Penn State and Wisconsin Medical College are the two schools I’m waiting for,” she says. “I have no idea right now.”Should neither school pull through for the academic standout this year, Goldin plans on giving it a try again in 2007.”I would re-apply again the following year,” she says. “And as far as next year … EMT classes, I think would be fun.”Either way, Goldin’s competitive tennis career will be drawing to a close — at least for now — at the end of this season. It is a tenure that includes four years on the Nicolet High School tennis team and as many varsity letters from UW.”I walked on my freshman year and I got the scholarship my sophomore year,” Goldin recalls. “I knew that I was decent in high school, but I kind of thought going in [to college] that I wasn’t going to have a chance.”If anything, hard work and dedication got Goldin those four letters. She was a genuine walk-on athlete — not recruited by UW in any capacity — and yet as she was handed a bouquet of flowers as part of a sentimental Senior Day ceremony late Saturday morning, the deep bond between the UW tennis team and its sole senior athlete could not have been more evident.Still, Goldin’s final home match was an exhibition, played with all the heart of a graduating senior but not noted for the record. While a series of Badger injuries and lineup shuffles increased her playing time earlier this season — and as recently as an April 17 match against Illinois — the reality of team ace Caitlin Burke’s return to the roster for Saturday’s Ohio State home finale was that Goldin would not make the official lineup. And in previewing the match over dinner three days prior, she did seem to be at peace with the prospect.”School is ahead of tennis for me. I came in for academics and that was always first for me,” Goldin says. “I didn’t come in thinking that I was going to end up playing one singles of anything. So my goal for me was to always be competitive all four years … but also off the court, the fitness and the academics and stuff, that’s where I know I can really thrive. And I have a lot of confidence in that.”But in reflecting upon her senior season, Goldin also shows a hint of disappointment. It’s been a difficult year for the Badgers, who earned only their second Big Ten victory Saturday, and Goldin has seen more of the sideline than the court throughout the spring.”I feel like I deserved maybe a little bit more playing time and especially in a couple of the meets. And that’s probably the one thing I’m going to walk away not really understanding,” Goldin says. “Especially the home matches, when my parents were there … I know that’s not a good excuse just to put me in. But I know that I would have played my heart out those matches. And it just kind of really would have meant something for me. But [I] can’t do anything about it. I played those exhibition matches those days and tried to fight in those.”Still, in leaving UW, Goldin leaves behind a remarkable legacy and takes with her enough memories and relationships to last a lifetime.When asked who her closest friend on the team has been over the past four years, Goldin answers with a wide grin, “Katie McGaffigan … But Caitlin Burke would probably want me to say her.”The Wisconsin season is not yet over, as the team will travel back to Illinois later this week for the Big Ten Tournament. But with the squad’s disappointing record at the close of a season marred by injury, Champaign, Ill., is almost certain to mark the last stop on Goldin’s college tennis career.Still, the memories of a four-year career will live on.”Tennis has been the biggest part of [college], even more than academics, I feel. Just the time I put into it,” Goldin says. “That’s what I’m going to remember 40 years down the road — and the people that I met.”last_img read more