Limerick’s Dermot Whelan to join star-studded Dubai Duty Free Irish Open…

first_imgPrint Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsLimerick’s Dermot Whelan to join star-studded Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-AmBy Meghann Scully – March 9, 2020 371 TAGSDermot WhelanKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostToday FM Dermot Whelan of Today FMComedian and host Dermot Whelan of the Today FM’s hit show Dermot and Dave is the latest name confirmed to play in this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-Am, which takes place on Wednesday May 27th, ahead of the second Rolex Series event of the 2020 Race to Dubai.The tournament, which returns to Mount Juliet Estate, Co. Kilkenny from May 27-31, will be hosted by the Ryder Cup star and Major winner, Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell. Joining Whelan in the Pro-Am is Irish rugby legend Paul O’Connell, with more big names to be announced over the coming weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dermot Whelan said: “After playing in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-Am at my home club of Lahinch last year and having had an unforgettable experience, I am delighted to get the chance to play in Kilkenny this year. I’ve already started working on my putting and polishing my clubs”.Joining McDowell at Mount Juliet Estate in May is a star-studded field which includes World Number One Rory McIlroy, reigning Open Champion Shane Lowry and two-time Dubai Duty Free Irish Open winner Jon Rahm, with further names to be announced.The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open takes place from the 27th to the 31st of May. Tickets are available from Email WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleDr Sinead Kane to Talk at Limerick EventNext articleTributes pour in for GAA supporter Frank “John 3:7” Hogan Meghann Scully Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

This week’s international news: more staff for US firms

first_imgThis week’s international news: more staff for US firmsOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today On-linein classroomMadrid’sInstituto de Empresa business school is to launch a new MBA combining classroomand on-line learning. The International Executive MBA course is aimed atmanagers with at least three years’ experience and classes begin in January.The course will include e-business and management of multinationalorganisations. A recordnumber of US companies expect to take on extra staff in 2001. A survey byManpower found 27 per cent of 16,000 employers questioned expect to expandstaff numbers in the New Year, up from 24 per cent last year. The survey foundonly 10 per cent of employers expect cuts, while 58 per cent plan no Jobsfor rural workersChina isto run a three-year employment programme aimed at creating jobs for surplusrural workers. The initiative is targeted at the estimated 150 million-strongunemployed rural workforce. They will receive training in a range of skillsbefore being encouraged to return to their home towns to start businesses. ILO tocut child labourTheInternational Labour Organisation is working with a west African nation toreduce child labour. The move follows an ILO study three years ago that found89 per cent of child workers in Burkina Faso were employed for more than sixhours a day. Seventy per cent worked without pay and 85 per cent endured“extremely hard” center_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Young Barkley shows comfort in hot seat

first_imgMatt Barkley is not like you or me. He may never have been, but he certainly never will be from now on.I’m not trying to dehumanize the great freshman hope, who has been just as impressive in interviews as he has been on the field. Every time that I have talked to him, he has been easy to converse with and seems comfortable with the demands that have been thrust upon him. He breaks the archetype of the present-day 18-year-old while simultaneously reminding you of his young age every so often.For better or worse, that description also fits his play behind center. When you’re watching him, it’s easy to forget that he’s a freshman until he does something, well, freshman-like.As USC’s new starting quarterback, Barkley now faces the unenviable task of having his mindset rewired to make sure he’s ready for the season. Normal students might be accepted for their faults or shortcomings, but any flaw in Barkley’s approach will be poked and prodded by the coaching staff, as well as the media.The biggest change Barkley will have to make on the field is to rein in his gunslinger mentality, which has been a point of emphasis since his arrival last spring. While he has shown flashes of brilliance, his highlight reel plays have been marred by turnovers and errant throws that are a result of his confident style of play.But trying to change Barkley’s playing method seems unfair, if not hypocritical, of USC coach Pete Carroll.What’s at stake for the Trojans is clear, as USC is 47-0 in its last 47 games in which it had fewer turnovers than the opposing team. Carroll’s system demands that the quarterback act as a point guard, spreading the ball around to his various weapons.In the past, players who try to be world-beaters have tended to struggle under Carroll’s reign.“All the quarterbacks have to stop trying too hard,” Carroll said after Saturday’s mock game at the Coliseum. “That will continue to be the issue for anyone who plays for us.”Although Carroll’s demands may make sense, his approach has at times been baffling. Despite tabbing someone less than a year removed from high school as the starting quarterback, Carroll has said he won’t have tempered expectations for the offense or a higher tolerance for turnovers.This is to be expected from the known gunslinger, who threw eight interceptions during fall camp?If Carroll had wanted a caretaker to the offense, Aaron Corp would have more than fulfilled the role. The redshirt sophomore was virtually flawless in fall camp, showing a maturity by distributing the ball and knowing when to get rid of it. Corp’s biggest mistake may have been being unlucky enough to suffer a cracked fibula that helped cede the stage to Barkley.But Carroll saw something in Barkley that was undeniable. He has a moxie about him, a command of the offense generally unseen in players his age. He may take his fair share of risks, but he has a chance to make good on almost any throw he attempts.The bar is set high (and rightfully so), and there will be plenty of bitter moments to accompany the sweet ones, a fact that the coaching staff and fans should digest now instead of midseason. Carroll even seems to acknowledge that he is demanding more than what’s reasonable from Barkley.“To think, how could he possibly be a finished product at this point? But we’re kind of expecting it,” Carroll said after Saturday’s scrimmage.The problem in trying to curtail Barkley’s turnovers is that it’s not a matter of simply telling him “stop doing that.” Barkley’s freewheeling style goes back to his days at Mater Dei, where he was a four-year starter and called upon to jumpstart the offense.Barkley said he wants to get to the point where he is thinking less on the field, but that’s difficult when your instincts are telling you to make throws that would put you in the coach’s doghouse.The rewiring experiment has been somewhat successful so far, as Barkley eschewed chucking the ball deep for more reasonable routes at Saturday’s scrimmage. But at times he was still tentative, which is easy to understand when he’s trying to compute a wealth of information and make a throw in only a few seconds.What might be best for Barkley is finding a middle ground. Fellow gunslinger Mark Sanchez looked most comfortable last year when he found a balance between picking apart defenses and making the occasional big throw.“You’re not going to get those home runs every play, and when you get them you have to take them,” Barkley said. “But the shallow routes will open things up.”Until Barkley finds his center, a more reasonable course of action might be to focus on bouncing back from disappointment. Whenever Sanchez threw an interception last year, he had a look on his face as though he had just accidentally broken every trophy in Heritage Hall. Barkley will have enough weight on him as a freshman, so figuring out how to take some of it off will be key.USC fans might not afford him the same luxury, as they demand a near elite-level performance every week from their quarterback.But above all, Barkley should be allowed to be true to himself.It’s taken him pretty far up to this point.“Tackling Dummy” runs Tuesdays. 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