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

Rehab CEO Angela Kerins to go before PAC next week

first_imgNews Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – February 20, 2014 Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Rehab CEO Angela Kerins to go before PAC next week It has been confirmed that Angela Kerins will appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) next week.The Chief Executive of Rehab will face questions about her salary, the group’s lottery and other expenditure.Rehab was forced to disclose earlier this week that Ms. Kerins has an annual salary of 240,000 euro plus perks.PAC Chairman John McGuinness says they will be tied in the questions they can ask.”We’re focusing on the 83 million or so that they would receive each year – provided we keep that as our focus then that’s fine” he said.”Whether or no the remuneration committee should be asked in is another issue; because they set the salaries and so on for the group, they wouldn’t be directly responsible for the 83 million” he added. Pinterest Previous articleNoonan: Any tax changes will make it easier to create jobsNext articleDonegal TD warns people may take the law into their own hands if garda resources are not increased News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Donegal woman dies in tragic kayaking accident

first_img Twitter Donegal woman dies in tragic kayaking accident By News Highland – November 5, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleImminent closure of Parentstop Donegal before Seanad laterNext articleRovers secure the double on a busy night of action News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA It’s been confirmed that a Donegal woman has died following a kayaking accident in Kerry at the weekend.Aisling O’Connor from Ballyshannon was one of two students rescued after getting into difficulty while kayaking in a river in Killarney on Saturday.The 21 year old was one of a group of more than 30 students from Limerick University who were on a trip from college.Ms. O’Connor and another 21 year old male kayaker were taken from the water by members of the HSE-coordinated rescue at around 3pm on Saturday afternoon.It’s understood that the pair, both members of the ULs kayaking club got into difficulty when their kayaks upturned in the river.Ms. O’Connor was airlifted to University Hospital Kerry while the male was taken to hospital via ambulance.It’s believed that he is in a stable condition. Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+last_img read more