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 Jacques 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

Prepare your credit union for digital disruption at NAFCU’s CEOs and Senior Executives Conference

first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Most companies are simply not designed to survive.”-Opening Keynote Speaker Mike WalshWe’re in the midst of a second digital revolution—and it’s loaded with forces that will disrupt your credit union in a big way. Learn what you need to tackle these forces head-on, and even take advantage of them, during the powerful sessions at NAFCU’s CEOs and Senior Executives Conference. View the agenda now!Napa, California—mostly untouched by recent fires—will be host to this special event just for you and your high-level peers. And NAFCU has added more content and more one-of-a-kind Napa networking experiences to make this year’s event more relevant to your needs than ever before.In fact, amazing things will happen at this event packed with the country’s foremost credit union leaders.You’ll:Gain insight into tomorrow’s most impactful forces with keynote Mike Walsh, so your credit union can thrive amidst upcoming technological changesExplore research analysis to help you determine which business and tech trends will matter most to your credit unionDiscover how to build more sustainable business success with closing keynote John Spence, who’ll discuss how to deliver more value to your membersGet details on emerging opportunities in digital payments, interchange maximization, auto lending, and member serviceBuild your network of credit union CEOs and senior executives via tastings and tours that take advantage of America’s premier wine regionStay at the breathtaking Meritage Resort & Spa, set among nine acres of stunning vineyardIt’s all part of a robust agenda designed to help you build a more successful, sustainable credit union.Want a jump-start on the fresh ideas? Get John Spence’s eBook FREE now! Letters to a CEO is full of highly powerful ideas that can dramatically impact your credit union and career.Save $200 when you register by Feb 23 with code CEOSAVINGSlast_img read more

Williams, 4-star receiver commits to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ K.J. Williams has committed to play for Syracuse.The standout receiver announced his decision shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday via his Twitter account.I will be committing too………..— TheWorldsGreatest#2 (@KJWilliams2) July 7, 2013Syracuse University!!!!!AdvertisementThis is placeholder text— TheWorldsGreatest#2 (@KJWilliams2) July 7, 2013Williams’ verbal commitment is the highlight of Syracuse’s recruiting class so far. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound wide receiver from Bethlehem, Pa.,  is ranked four stars by and He chose the Orange despite offers from Michigan, Wisconsin, UCLA, Missouri, Pittsburgh and others.He is the No. 23 receiver in the country, according to slots him at No. 39.Williams and SU commit A.J. Long attended SU’s Spring Game together and Williams went to Long’s workouts at Friendship Christian School in Lebanon, Tenn.Williams is the eighth member of SU’s Class of 2014, and the first receiver. Comments Published on July 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more