From Castletroy to Cardiff for the Corrigan Brothers

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Limerick musician opens a chapter on bedtime stories First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement TAGSCardiff CityCorrigan Brothersentertainmentfeaturedfull-imageVincent Tan A BAND from Castletroy who wrote a song about a Malaysian businessman and football club owner have made a name for themselves in Cardiff and beyond.The Corrigan Brothers’ hit record ‘Vincent Tan What A Man’ is an ode to the owner of Premier League side Cardiff City and it has even spread to south-east Asia since its recording in late August.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The band was invited by Tan to the Cardiff City Stadium last month as special guests for the game against Tottenham Hotspur and the song’s runaway success has come as a major surprise to singer/songwriter Ger Corrigan.“A few weeks ago we watched Cardiff beat Manchester City and we were very impressed with the way the club’s owner came out on the pitch with the Cardiff shirt over his business suit and celebrated. We wrote a song about him; the song title was ‘Vincent Tan What A Man’.“We were not expecting anything to happen with the song but it somehow got picked up by the Malaysian media and within days it was one of the biggest stories in Malaysia where Tan owns a number of businesses. We then received a call from Cardiff City telling us that Tan wanted to fly us over as his guests”.Along with brothers Brian and Donncha and musicians Pete Creighton, Willie Dunne and Andrew Corrigan, Ger performed the song for assembled guests in Cardiff and also met Welsh sport stars Sam Warburton and Craig Bellamy.Ger described the day as a “truly great experience” and revealed that the Corrigan Brothers have been invited to Malaysia by Tan to perform the song. He presented a framed copy of the CD to Tan, who spoke at length to the Corrigan Brothers about the Limerick hurlers winning the Munster final this summer.“It was a truly great experience with a big club who have a genuine family atmosphere and a sincere warm welcome for their guests,” said Ger in appreciation of the hospitality received from Cardiff City FC.The band will be back in Cardiff City in January to perform a new song dedicated to the club and their recent performance will be aired on Malaysian TV over the coming weeks. LifestyleEntertainmentNewsSportSoccerFrom Castletroy to Cardiff for the Corrigan BrothersBy Liam Togher – October 17, 2013 1624 Linkedin Previous articleDouble date with Verdi operasNext articleParamedic to be sentenced for video recording woman in toilet Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. You can listen to Vincent Tan What A Man below Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Emaillast_img read more

Fall Armyworms

first_img ARMYWORMS marching through Georgia lawns can weaken turf and allow diseases to invade. “This year is the worst for caterpillars of all kinds that I’ve seen in 20 years,” said Will Hudson, an Extension Service entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Birds eat the caterpillars, but when hundreds are present, homeowners need to treat to kill the worms. (Photo courtesy the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Left click to download the 4.2M file, right-click to download the .gif North Georgia lawns are under attack. Fall armyworms are chewing their way throughturf, leaving destruction in their wake. And University ofGeorgia scientists say they’ve only just begun to bite.”This year is the worst for caterpillars of all kinds that I’ve seen in 20years,” said Will Hudson, an Extension Service entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”If you haven’t yet seen fall armyworms on your turf this fall, it’s very likelyyou will, and soon,” said UGA horticulturist WalterReeves.Fall armyworms are the caterpillar stage of a nondescript, small gray moth whichoverwinters in Florida and the tropics. Each year, storms bring the adult moths north. Thefemales lay masses of up to 700 eggs on just about everything.In a recent test, Hudson put 15 small flags on a turf plot. Just 24 hours later, eachflag had at least one egg mass. Some had more than a dozen.”The eggs are cream-colored at first, but turn darker as the tiny caterpillars getready to hatch,” Hudson said. “They’re covered with gray fuzz from the female’sbody.”The first sign that enemy armyworms are near might be birds clustered on your lawn.”Although birds eat caterpillars, they’re no match for hundreds of them on onelawn,” Reeves said. “Look closer at the grass, and you may see severalcaterpillars munching on turf blades.”center_img Young armyworms are one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch long. Mature ones are oneand a half inches. They are dark, with several light stripes down the length of the body.The head or “face” has an inverted Y on it.The first battalion of females lays eggs in south Georgia. Succeeding generations marchup the state, traveling on weather fronts and storms.The caterpillars hatch from eggs in two to four days, depending on the temperature.Eggs develop to fully grown larvae in two to four weeks. The larvae burrow into the soiland form pupae. Moths emerge in about 14 days.Fall armyworms can’t overwinter in north Georgia. They may survive a mild winter inFlorida and extreme south Georgia.”They rarely kill grass,” Reeves said. “But some plots may be severelyweakened. Feeding damage, coupled with damage from the recent drought, may justifyapplying insecticides.”In turf or pastures, finding five caterpillars per square foot is a signal to starttreating for fall armyworms.If you suspect your turf is being infiltrated but can’t find the caterpillars on thegrass, use a soap flush to bring them to the surface.Carbaryl (Sevin), chlorpyrifos (Dursban), acephate (Orthene), sinosyn (Conserve) andother insecticides are effective caterpillar killers.Products containing Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) are effective only on little(a half-inch or smaller) worms. Irrigate before treating, to move the caterpillars out ofthe thatch. Treat in late afternoon, when the caterpillars are likely to begin feeding. Ifpossible, mow before you treat, and then don’t mow for three days after the treatment.For help in identifying armyworms, or for more information on treating them, contactthe local Extension Service office.last_img read more

Crandon urges fielding improvement ahead of Leeward Hurricanes clash

first_imgBy Rajiv BisnauthDESPITE the ideal start, head coach of the Guyana Jaguars, Esaun Crandon has urged his side to improve their fielding ahead of round two of the Regional Four-Day Championship against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes from November 18 to 21 at Warner Park.The defending champions whipped the Jamaica Scorpions by 181 runs in the opening round on Monday at the Guyana National Stadium, but Crandon warned his team that they needed to improve in order to be that competitive force as the tournament progresses.“Definitely we need to improve our fielding. We put down a few simple chances in the latter part of the second innings, and if we are to be competitive we need to improve in that area.Crandon added, “It’s an ideal start for us, our batters did well in both innings. They put us in a good position from the start. I think the bowlers did well, especially our spinners, (Veerasammy) Permaul and (Gudakesh) Motie, they bowled well in tandem, but having said that, I think (Eon) Hooper and the pacers (Keon) Joseph and (Raymon) Reifer also bowled well.”Romario ShepherdRomario ShepherdBatting wise, the former Guyana fast bowler urged his batsmen to aim for the three-figure digit.Four batsmen scored half-centuries, veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul (91), Rajendra Chandrika (86), Vishaul Singh (71) and Leon Johnson (69).Meanwhile, the senior selectors, led by former Guyana fast bowler, Rayon Griffith, has made one change for the two overseas games.Hooper, the off-spinner, who went wicket-less in the first round has been replaced by fast bowler Romario Shepherd. Hooper had replaced Devendra Bishoo who was called up for West Indies Tri-series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.On the other hand, Shepherd is yet to play first-class cricket, but represented Guyana in one List A game earlier this year.The win on Monday was the 18th time the Guyanese have gone undefeated since the 2013/2014 season.The Guyanese have earned 17.8 points from the opening round. They will move to the Darren Sammy Cricket ground to face the Windward Islands Volcanoes in round three from November 25 to 28 before returning home to challenge Barbados Pride in a day/night encounter and T&T Red Force.The full squad reads: Rajendra Chandrika, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Shimron Hetmyer, Leon Johnson (captain), Vishaul Singh (vice-captain), Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Anthony Bramble, Veerasammy Permaul, Romario Shepherd, Gudakesh Motie, Keon Joseph and Christopher Barnwell.The officials are Esaun Crandon (coach), Rayon Griffith (assistant coach/manager) and Ernesto Campo Gonzalez (physiotherapist).last_img read more