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UL launches Women’s Gaelic Players Association scholarships

first_imgNewsUL 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]center_img 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 last_img read more

Keep your money goals on track with a midyear financial checkup

first_imgNot only is summertime a good halfway point between New Year’s money resolutions and year-end tax planning, it’ll also be easier to contact financial experts, tax planners, human resources representatives and other advisors, who are less swamped in the off-season. continue reading » More than one-third of Americans considered a financial resolution for 2016, according to a telephone survey of more than 2,000 Americans by Fidelity Investments. Top goals included saving more, spending less and paying down debt. For these goal-setters, summer is a great time to gauge progress made toward those objectives, experts say. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Fantasizing about reaching your financial goals is easy. Actually accomplishing them is more difficult. “I do think a midyear financial checkup is a great idea because, hopefully, Americans are slowing down a bit,” says Pamela Sandy, a certified financial planner and president of the Financial Planning Association.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Sourav Ganguly tells India: Don’t think you are favourite against Pakistan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Pakistan has never won a World Cup game against India. India will play Pakistan in World Cup for seventh time. Rain can be a spoilsport in game between India and Pakistan. center_img New Delhi : The mother of all battles is now less than 24 hours away, and former India captain Sourav Ganguly warned India to not entertain thoughts that they would start favourites in the marquee World Cup clash. Ganguly said the Indian team perhaps made the mistake of taking Pakistan lightly in the 2017 Champions Trophy final and had to bite the dust.”India needs to be very careful, don’t go into this game thinking they are the favourites. I think they did that the last time in 2017 in the ICC Champions Trophy finals, and Pakistan beat them hands down. It’s going to be a great game of cricket,” commented Ganguly as an expert for Star Sports ahead of the game.Tendulkar also said that India cannot afford to take the traditional rivals lightly.  “Pakistan has always been unpredictable, and they are a dangerous side – so there is no way the Indian team is going to take them lightly. Every step that the Indian team takes forward, we would want to be 100% sure of what we are doing, and it is well thought and well planned,” he said.The hype and interest an India-Pakistan cricket match generates is surreal and both Tendukar and Ganguly agreed that “it is more than just a cricket match”.”People get a bit carried away, and excited with this game, so from that point of view it’s going to be a huge game in Manchester on Sunday. My first trip as a captain against Pakistan in 2003 – we had never won there before, but then we won both the Test Matches and One-Days. My memories of playing against Pakistan have been happy times for India,” said Ganguly. Tendulkar also recalled the build up of that 2003 tour.”A year before we played each other, people had started talking about that match. They said, come-what-may, you must win that game, after that whatever happens they really don’t care. I said, don’t think like that because players think differently,” said Tendulkar. Ganguly also felt that handling pacer Mohammed Amir will be key for India.”In this World Cup 2019 team, Mohd. Amir was nowhere in the picture. They had dropped him, he comes back and takes up being the leading fast bowler in the squad. That’s what you get from a side like Pakistan.” Anil Kumble, another Indian stalwart, said since the two teams do not play each other quite often, it leads to building up a bit of “drama”.”If you have to win the World Cup you have to consistently beat teams, and India-Pakistan matches have always been marquee events. ICC knows that; as soon as they opened out the schedule and ticketing, within 15 minutes the match was sold out and that’s the importance of an India – Pakistan match. “The World Cup comes once in four years, making the match all that more important. For a player, it’s another match, you still must do your skill sets well, you still have to bowl well, and take those catches, that’s something the Indian team will be focused on,” said Kumble.(With Inputs: PTI) last_img read more