NewsUL launches Women’s Gaelic Players Association scholarshipsBy John Keogh – June 5, 2015 927 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSGAAUL Kemmy Business SchoolUniversity of Limerick Previous articleMini ‘Putinland’Next articleOn your bike John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie ICYMI: Billy Lee confirms 40-man Limerick Senior Football Squad for 2021 Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR THE Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick has announced a graduate business scholarship programme for female county GAA players.The KBS-WGPA scholarships will see recipients receive a 50 per cent fee waiver for taught postgraduate programmes at the business school in areas such as economics, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean of the Kemmy Business School and Aoife Lane, WGPA chairperson, signed a memorandum of understanding at the launch of the programme at UL this week.Ms Lane spoke about the close ties between UL and the WGPA, with five of the seven founding members of the association currently or previously affiliated to the university.She added: “Female athletes have an enhanced set of skills and characteristics around leadership, teamwork, respect and hard work that make them particularly suited to study and work in the business industry.”Deirdre Murphy, GAA development officer commented: “UL GAA Club are delighted with the partnership between the WGPA and the Kemmy Business School. Our players are top class sportspeople and this partnership with the KBS endorses the leadership skills, dedication and work ethic that our players display on the field as having huge relevance and transferability to how they perform in an academic and work context.”Attending the event were senior intercounty players Niamh O’Dea (Clare), Julia White (Cork) and Niamh Richardson (Limerick).The WGPA scholarship programme aims to support players in balancing their academic and sporting commitments while representing their county in camogie and ladies football.For further information on the scholarships, email [email protected] WATCH: John Kiely reflects on ‘fair result’ against Tipperary Calling all Limerick GAA Clubs Talking Points: Limerick’s unbeaten run comes to an end as they prepare for All-Ireland final rematch Galway Beat Limerick in Free Ridden Salthill Encounter Linkedin Print Twitter WATCH: Donal Ryan says there is a “great buzz” in the squad as the Ladies Footballer’s gear up for Offaly
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Mark Wilson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — With “at least seven priests with connections to Illinois” identified in the recent grand jury report in Pennsylvania that revealed more than 300 priests allegedly assaulted more than 1,000 children, the Illinois attorney general said she plans to reach out to the Chicago Archdiocese for further inquiry.“The Catholic Church has a moral obligation to provide its parishioners and the public a complete and accurate accounting of all sexually inappropriate behavior involving priests in Illinois,” Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement on Thursday.“We have reviewed the Pennsylvania grand jury report,” the statement continued, “which identifies at least seven priests with connections to Illinois. The Chicago Archdiocese has agreed to meet with me. I plan to reach out to the other dioceses in Illinois to have the same conversation and expect the bishops will agree and cooperate fully. If not, I will work with states attorneys and law enforcement throughout Illinois to investigate.”The Chicago Archdiocese also issued a statement, saying the organization had been contacted by Madigan and was looking forward “to discussing our policies and procedures related to misconduct issues with her and her office.“Since 2002,” that statement continued, “the Archdiocese of Chicago has reported all abuse allegations to the proper civil authorities.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Juventus hero Andrea Pirlo was at it again on Friday night.The Italian playmaker is fond of a spectacular long-range effort, especially with a free-kick.And on the stroke of half-time against Atalanta in Serie A the bearded maestro picked up Claudio Marchisio’s pass and, from 30 yards, his swerving strike beat the dive of young goalkeeper Marco Sportiello.The stunning effort turned out to be a match-winner too as it made the score 2-1 and put Juventus 10 points clear of title rivals Roma, although they play Hellas Verona on Sunday.