Ulster’s internationals return for Magners trip to Glasgow

first_imgVIADANA, ITALY – JANUARY 22: Fans of Ulser during the Heineken Cup Pool Four match between Aironi Rugby and Ulster at Stadio Luigi Zaffanella on January 22, 2011 in Viadana, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images for Aironi) TAGS: Glasgow WarriorsUlster Brian McLaughlin has continued his rotation policy, bringing in six new faces for Friday’s trip to Glasgow for their Magners League match (KO 20.05). The return of Ulster’s international players is a timely boost as every point will count in the Magners League and the Heineken Cup Quarter-Final is just over two weeks away.Ulster currently lie 4th in the Magners League so Brian McLaughlin will be hoping for an improved performance this week to continue their challenge. McLaughlin said ahead of the game: “If we want to make that semi-final spot in the Magners League then every game is a cup final and we have to perform in every game.”Irish players Tom Court and Paddy Wallace join Scotland international Simon Danielli in the starting team as they all return from Six Nations duty, while Rory Best takes a place on the bench. Danielli will start at fullback which means Adam D’Arcy is named among the replacements and Wallace will play inside centre in place of Luke Marshall who misses the rest of the season.Andrew Trimble picked up a slight quad injury playing for Ireland and is unavailable. Paul Marshall is included at scrum half after his cameo against the Dragons and Ruan Pienaar moves to the outhalf position as a result. Conor Gaston will make his second appearance on the wing after impressing on his debut last week. Andi Kyriacou and Declan Fitzpatrick remain in the front row and are joined by Court. Dan Tuohy is promoted to the bench to partner captain Johann Muller in the second row. The back row is reshuffled again with Pedrie Wannenburg named instead of Willie Faloon. Wannenburg is named at Number 8, Robbie Diack moves to blindside flanker and Chris Henry is at openside.Tommy Seymour is among the replacements again after his heroics last week but there is no place for fellow try-scorer Darren Cave.Team: S Danielli; C Gaston, N Spence, P Wallace, C Gilroy; R Pienaar, P Marshall; Tom Court, A Kyriacou, D Fitzpatrick, J Muller (capt), D Tuohy, R Diack, C Henry, P Wannenburgcenter_img Replacements: R Best, P McAllister, B Young, T Barker, W Faloon, I Whitten, T Seymour, A D’Arcy. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

€6m development announced for Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin News€6m development announced for Castletroy Park Hotel in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – May 29, 2017 1583 TAGScastletroy park hotelfeaturedlimerickMichael NoonanPat McDonagh Pat McDonagh and Minister Michael Noonan in Limerick this Monday Pat McDonagh and Minister Michael Noonan in Limerick this MondayTHE Castletroy Park Hotel is to undergo a major new development as it embarks on €6m expansion plan over the next 18 months.Supermacs and Só Hotels owner Pat McDonagh, made the announcement this Monday in a plan that will see the size of the hotel increase by almost 50 per cent above its existing 107 bedrooms and executive suites.The expansion will also see a new state of the art fitness and leisure facility and a corporate business hub developed. Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, TD was in Limerick this Monday to announce the plans with Mr McDonagh.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The development will see €6million invested in the Limerick economy over the next 18 months and 110 jobs will be supported during the construction phase of the project. An additional 40 permanent jobs will be created in the Hotel itself. The project will generate an estimated €30million in the Limerick economy over the next 10 years.Speaking of the city as a location for business Mr McDonagh said that few places in the country come near Limerick in terms of what it offers the corporate, leisure and sports tourism sectors.“A recent study indicated that Limerick has overtaken Dublin in terms of job vacancy rate. The region is now a business hot spot and the physical infrastructure around the city is changing dramatically. There is a significant motorway network feeding the city plus an international airport in Shannon on our doorstep,” Mr McDonagh said.The Castletroy Park Hotel which was originally founded by Chuck Feeney the noted American philanthropist, was envisioned from the very outset as a top-rated facility complementing the status of the University of Limerick status and he is committed to continuing to deliver on that vision”, he added.Mr McDonagh, who is a graduate of Mary Immaculate College, described Limerick as the Irish ‘capital of education’. He said this investment is a vote of confidence in Limerick and he said he is hugely impressed with the success of the city in attracting national and international business investment as well as the progressive steps being taken to address lifestyle, amenity and urban development.The Galway native praised the University of Limerick which he said has grown from 100 students 40 years ago to being currently one of the biggest and most enterprising Irish universities.  He said the recent appointment of Professor Des Fitzgerald as UL President is testimony to the ability of the institution to attract the best and brightest to Limerick.Mr McDonagh said that developments at Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology have paralleled the pace of development at UL and he said the student population of the city is now on a par with the total population of most Irish county towns. Mr. McDonagh went on to say that Limerick is now reaping the rewards of its reform of administration into one single city and county municipal authority. “I believe that the reformed council, under its CEO Conn Murray, will lead Limerick to a prime place among international city’s,” he said.Minister Noonan said that this development was a huge vote of confidence in the Ireland’s third city and one that will compliment but the hotel and the surrounding infrastructure that will benefit from it.An application seeking planning permission for the development will be lodged with Limerick City and County Council this week. Previous articleN18 set to reopen following crashNext articleCouncil needs plan to tackle a knotty problem Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Advertisement Emailcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Celta Vigo eye up reunion for Manchester City outcast Nolito

first_img1 Nolito in action for Manchester City Spanish side Celta Vigo are interested in taking Manchester City outcast Nolito back to the club this summer, according to reports in Spain.The 30-year-old is unsettled in England and has expressed his desire to leave City in order to rejuvenate his career.While the weather in England remains an issue behind his desire to leave, Nolito has also suffered from a lack of playing time at the Etihad Stadium.Nolito managed 30 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side last term, but he clocked just 166 minutes of playing time after the turn of the year.Atletico Madrid are said to be keeping an eye on his situation, while former club Celta Vigo are also showing interest.Last season’s Europa League semi-finalists are on the lookout for a winger during the summer window and may well turn to a familiar face in the shape of Nolito.last_img read more