LimerickNews“Urgent action” needed to tackle youths gathering and flouting public health guidelines at scenic Limerick walkwayBy David Raleigh – February 25, 2021 1197 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleMunster defence “coming together nicely” ahead of Cardiff clashNext articleLISTEN: Cian Lynch speaks about maintaining skill level during the lockdown David Raleigh WhatsApp Facebook A Limerick politician has called for “urgent action” to address groups of youths gathering at a scenic Limerick walkway and flouting public health guidelines and intimidating members of the public.Independent Councillor Frankie Daly said groups of youths have been converging at Canal Bank, Limerick, without wearing face masks and causing a disturbance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “People do not feel safe on the Canal Bank, they feel uneasy even just going for a walk, it’s sad to say, but that’s the truth of it,” said Cllr Daly.He has been contacted by local residents complaining after youths have been gathering for the past number of weeks beneath a flyover bridge on the bank, intimidating people.Cllr Daly said a glass bottle was thrown at a female as she cycled along the bank last week and that two females, who were walking along the bank were assaulted and robbed.“It’s not the gardai’s fault, it’s a resources issue, I know a lot of gardai are out doing Covid-19 checkpoints, but urgent action is needed,” Cllr Daly said.A video recorded two weeks ago shows a large group of youths at Canal Bank gathered together not wearing masks and generally causing a disturbance to local residents.“This is causing fear for walkers and joggers an cyclists. There were two young females attacked the other night, it reminds me of the movie Fallen Down when Michael Douglas’ character is sitting by a rock and he’s ordered to pay a toll by two other men who approach him,” Cllr Daly said.“People are afraid to walk freely, there needs to be more garda visibility on the canal bank.”“These are large groups of young teenagers aged from around 14 years upwards, and they are breaking every public health rule under the sun.““It’s a huge problem when the message isn’t getting through, and we could be under lockdown for longer.”Gardai said they are to increase patrols along the walkway in response to the concerns.“Community Policing Units in Henry Street Garda Station and Mayorstone Garda Station will be increasing the number of patrols of the Canal Bank in Limerick City to prevent and detect incidents of anti-social behaviour, ensure compliance to Covid-19 Regulations and to keep the community safe,” a Garda spokesman said. Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGScovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick
Connie (Moore) Cook, formerly of Sunman, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. She was 83.Connie was born in Owsley County Kentucky on March 1, 1936 to Bradley and Opal (Sandlin) Moore. She married Hershel Wade Cook on July 23, 1955. To this union, God would give one very extra ordinary and special son, Myron Wade Cook.Connie’s calling in life was to be “all” to her only child, Myron. They were connected at the hip and heart! Myron was born with Cerebral Palsy. His life would be one full of “obstacles,” physical and mental. In spite of that, his life was also filled with happiness, love, joy…and mostly anything he wanted. Connie stated once that, “I’m so glad God gave me Myron, because He knew just what I needed. “ Connie would give birth to and care for that son for 54 years. She knew he was her life’s purpose and with God’s help she fulfilled it to the utmost.She has finally been reunited with Myron and Hershel. What a blessing she was to all who knew her. Most of all, as a Christian her life was a testimony to God’s boundless love, grace and provision in all circumstances. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her siblings, Denny (Sharon) Moore and Glenda Adams, both of Sunman, and Curtis (Vivian) Moore of West Harrison, Indiana. and half brother Phillip (Louise) Meece of Lewisville, OH. Also surviving; nieces, Sandy (Tim) Oxley, Amber (Todd) Mays; nephews, Donnie (Linda) Stall, Tim (Laura) Moore and Brad Moore, and many great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel, her son Myron, brothers-in-law Woody Adams and Carl (Buck) Stall, and her sister, Aliene Stall.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Funeral services, led by Pastor Kelly Barnes, will begin at 12 noon. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Gideon’s International or to Hope Baptist Church. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Connie Cook.