Philip’s musical connections to Limerick City street remembered

first_imgAdvertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSlimerickPhilip McCormackSraid an CheoilSt John’s Brass and Reed BandThe Honda Man Print WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Avril and Jim McCormackTHE family of the late Philip McCormack hit a nostalgic note last weekend when they gathered at Sraid an Cheoil in the city centre to remember the well-loved Limerick man.Fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, Philip died after being knocked off his bicycle on the Kilmurry Roundabout on January 8 last year.This month also marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of Sraid an Cheoil, which joins Mulgrave Street and Roxboro Road.Philip was the man behind the campaign to have the street given its musical name and his family decided it would be fitting to mark its fifth anniversary in his honour. Last Sunday family members gathered on the city street to remember the 40-year-old father-of-one.“It’s been five years since the opening of Sraid an Cheoil and its benefits have made life easier for motorists and pedestrians alike,” Philip’s younger brother Jim told the Limerick Post.Sraid an Cheoil is also the former home to St John’s Brass and Reed Band and the McCormack family have a long tradition with the marching band. Philip and Jim’s dad, also Jim, has been a member for 60 years.In fact it was this strong family connection that prompted Philip’s campaign to have the area named Music Street.The late Philip McCormack, fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’“We all played in the band as kids. Philip wanted to do something to keep the band’s history in the spot where it once stood. He did everything he could to get it renamed. He put in a lot of hard work and made a lot of phone calls and attended lots of meetings with the Council to do so,” his 37-year-brother recalls.“The band used to practice every Sunday morning and every Wednesday night at the premises in preparation for supporting local events, churches, various marches and especially the St Patrick’s day parade. Past members include Mick Hinchy, Tom Quigley, Frank Phelan and Albert Mac to name a few. Still playing today are heroes like Jimmy McCormack, Dermot Maloney John Doyle and Jack Quigley,” Jim added.A native of Annacotty, Philip was commissioned in 2011 to restore and customise two Honda 50 motorbikes painted in Limerick colours which featured prominently in an 11850 TV advert. The campaign paid homage to the ‘Nifty 50′ as it is better known. Philip rescued the motorbikes, restored them to their former glory, helped shoot the television advert and even featured in it.“Philip worked on bicycles and motorcycles and ironically the street he named is full of  hire bicycles now. It’s a fitting tribute and I’ve no doubt he’s smiling down on us,” his brother concluded. Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img NewsLocal NewsPhilip’s musical connections to Limerick City street rememberedBy Alan Jacques – January 22, 2015 1168 Previous articleLimerick Bishop feels 12 is too young for ConfirmationNext articlePike take the spoils in dramatic comeback Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedinlast_img read more

Will Three-Time Tony Winner Glenn Close Appear on the Season Finale of American Horror Story: Coven?

first_img Star Files View Comments Well, we can all stop casting our spells and stirring our witches brew because it looks like Glenn Close might just be headed for a guest appearance on FX’s American Horror Story: Coven. IMDB.com lists the three-time Tony winner/six-time Oscar nominee/three-time Emmy winner as appearing on the AHS: Coven finale, titled “The Seven Wonders.” She even has her own character name: Ophelia. Oooh, sounds…witchy!Close would be another first-rate actress to appear on the third season of American Horror Story, which tells the secret history of witches, witchcraft and voodoo in America. Other legendary actresses who are currently starring in the New Orleans-set Coven include Jessica Lange as Fiona, Kathy Bates as Madame LaLaurie, Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau, Frances Conroy as Myrtle Snow and Patti LuPone as Joan Ramsey.Close has won Tony Awards for her roles in Sunset Boulevard, Death and the Maiden and The Real Thing. Her other Broadway roles include Love for Love, The Member of the Wedding, Barnum, Benefactors and Rex. Among her many famous films are The Big Chill, The World According to Garp, Dangerous Liaisons, Fatal Attraction, The Natural and Albert Nobbs, all of which earned her Oscar nominations. She has won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her work on the TV series Damages.center_img Glenn Closelast_img read more

Florida man stole $1M yacht, crashed it and abandoned it

first_imgA Florida man stole a million-dollar yacht, then abandoned it after accidentally crashing it into some pilings, police say.Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say Donnovan Russell Jester stole the 46-foot 2019 Jeanneau Leader with a value of $899,179 back in March.According to an arrest report, he cruised off, but slammed into four channel-marker pilings and quickly abandoned the boat, leaving it to drift into an oyster bed.Investigators found a left thumbprint on the cabin door that was matched to Jester.He was arrested and charged with grand theft of a vessel on Thursday.last_img read more

Pitt suspends DB Titus Howard for 2014 season

first_imgFlorida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, right, lands after making a catch over Pittsburgh defensive back Titus Howard Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/File)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh sophomore defensive back Titus Howard has been suspended for the 2014 season by coach Paul Chryst.Chryst cited disciplinary reasons when handing out the suspension Friday.Howard played in 11 games as a freshman last year, finishing with 21 tackles and two pass breakups. Chryst said Howard, who is from Clairton, Pennsylvania, will remain with the program and can participate in practice.last_img read more