Facebook The decade that was 2010-2019 is fast coming to an end.For the Limerick hurlers, it was a mixed decade that started with a protest but would ultimately deliver a first All-Ireland title in 45 years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Overall, Limerick won one All-Ireland title, Two Munster Championships, a Division 1 League Title and A Division 2 League title.Over the next fifteen days in the lead up to Christmas, I will select my team of the decade that saw Limerick play 40 championship games and 68 League games.Already we have had our Goalkeeper;Right Corner Back, Full Back & Left Corner Back,Right Half-Back, Centre Back & Left Half Back;On Christmas Day Cian Lynch and Paul Browne were named in midfield.While yesterday we had our first forward named on the team.Now we select a centre-forward.Centre-ForwardKyle Hayes Kildimo Pallaskenry2017-PresentGAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 29/7/2018Cork vs LimerickLimerick’s Kyle Hayes celebrates after the gameMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy DicksonHonours: All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Munster Senior Hurling Championship, Division 1 League Title, U21 All Ireland Hurling Championship, Munster U21 Hurling Championship, U21 All-Star, Young Hurler of the Year.While he has only been a part of the panel for three years, Hayes has made an enormous impact to this Limerick team.Arriving fresh into the senior set up straight from captaining the minors to an All-Ireland final in 2016, Hayes was arguably Limerick’s best player in 2017, John Kiely’s first year in charge.The following year he was Man of the Match in the All-Ireland final, notching 0-4 from play against Galway en route to being crowned Young Hurler of the Year.A key component of the Limerick system, offering savage workrate from centre-forward, the Kildimo Pallaskenry man is a future Limerick centre-back as he dominated from there in 2017 as Limerick claimed the U21 All-Ireland title.Has a huge future ahead of him.Honourable Mentions: Tom MorrisseyAnother to come straight from minor into senior back in 2015, Morrissey alongside Hayes forms part of Limerick’s half-forward line which has been widely praised over the past number of years. Deputised as captain in Declan Hannon’s absence in 2019.The post Limerick Hurling Team of the Decade: Centre-Forward appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSGAAhurlingKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick hurlingLimerick PostSporting limerick Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleMan detained in Rose Hanrahan murder investigationNext articleFirst-time buyers want their ‘forever home’ Jack Neville Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp SportGaaHurlingNewsLimerick Hurling Team of the Decade: Centre-ForwardBy Jack Neville – December 30, 2019 2821
Halloween is a time of costumes, merriment and good fright. It can also cause anxieties. Children think of candy, candy, candy. Parents think of stranger danger, allergic reactions and upset stomachs.According to Judy Harrison, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension foods specialist, Halloween presents three major hazards: food allergens, choking hazards and product tampering.“For a child with food allergies, Halloween can be life-threatening,” she said. “Parents need to be sure to examine the labels of candy before the child eats the treats.” Choking, in particular for young children, is another danger. Hard candy is the obvious choking hazard, but Harrison warns that parents need to be wary of gum, peanuts, popcorn and small toys, too. Parents should remove items that can be choking hazards from their children’s Halloween bags.Product tampering looms in parents’ minds on Halloween. They need to be on the lookout for anything that looks suspicious and check that the packaging is not open, torn or tampered with in any way.Parents should examine packages for signs of exposure to moisture, too, which can lead to contamination. “Although these food-safety risks are rare, they do occur. Parents need to be aware of them,” she said.Along with food safety, nutrition is a major concern for parents on Halloween due to the large consumption of sugar-filled delights.“Candy is never as nutritious as other foods, but some is OK as long as it is eaten in reasonable amounts,” said Connie Crawley, a UGA Extension nutrition and health specialist. “Parents can offer one to two small pieces per day over a few days, and then the rest can disappear.”Children often tell their parents that Halloween lasts only one day, so they should be allowed to eat whatever they want on that day. “The problem is that rarely is it one day, and it just begins a whole season of overeating if we are not careful,” Crawley said.Crawley has several ideas for healthier Halloween party treats. Homemade pumpkin muffins, popcorn, apples, vegetables with low-calorie dips and sandwiches cut into shapes of pumpkins or bats are all nutritious alternatives.For children with diabetes, Halloween is an especially difficult day in terms of nutrition.“Many children with diabetes can eat small amounts of candy if they take multiple insulin injections or if they are on an insulin pump,” Crawley said. “Some parents just substitute the carbs from other foods in the meal plan or add more insulin. The problem is this can result in excess weight gain if it is done too often.”She also added that “if it is done moderately and with good sense, Halloween is not much risk at all” to children with diabetes.According to Crawley, children with Type 2 diabetes may need to be more careful than children with Type 1 because “many of them are not on insulin, so they cannot cover the extra carbohydrates as easily. They definitely have to eat small amounts and substitute for other carbs in their diet.”Both Crawley and Harrison believe that adult supervision is the key to avoiding threats on Halloween, which can be a safe and exciting day for children.
Okemo Mountain Resort is this year’s recipient of the Vermont Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety in the Service Sector. This is the sixth year of the Workplace Safety Award that recognizes Vermont employers for outstanding achievement in workplace safety and health.“Workplace safety is crucial for the health and well-being of our workforce and for the vitality and productivity of our businesses,” Governor Douglas said. “With changes in technology and business practices, employers are constantly challenged to keep their workplace safe. We are pleased to recognize employers who are committed to safety.”Okemo’s management staff works hard to increase safety awareness and decrease workplace accidents by building a strong and sustainable safety culture. The resort’s philosophy on workplace safety begins with its first corporate Value – Safety.“A safe work environment is healthy and critical for our staff, and we believe it contributes to a healthy environment for our guests,” says Okemo Vice President of Human Resources Crystal Stokarski. “We can also see direct results of our workplace safety awareness translating into employees’ personal safety off the job. That is a true measure of the effectiveness of culture.”Safety has been a value at Okemo since the1980s. Resort operators Tim and Diane Mueller have embraced the importance of safety and made it part of their company culture. Okemo’s impressive safety statistics are the direct result of every employee’s contributions and actions. It is common to hear staff say, “Safety First!” as they go about their daily work at Okemo.More information about Okemo Mountain Resort may be obtained by calling (802) 228-1600 or by visiting www.okemo.com(link is external), ###