Wheelchair theft seen as new low

first_img‘Youths were spotted holding up traffic with the wheelchair getting a ‘laugh’ out of it…’THE theft of a wheelchair that was a young boy’s “only form of independence,” has been seen as a “sickening new low” for a family that has battled hardship for the last three years in Thomondgate. 16-year-old Shane Dundon has cerebral palsy and is now house bound because of the actions of a number of youths who stole the wheelchair from the front porch of the family home in Thomondgate last Sunday. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mother of six, Theresa Dundon, told the Limerick Post that the seat and frame of the chair were found the following day in Hartigan Villas after youths took the wheels and used them for a horse-drawn sulky kart.“It is bad enough trying to get the council to repair the house, but taking Shane’s only form of independence has really knocked his confidence. He’s upstairs in his room now and can’t or wont come down. He started in St Nessan’s recently and that was a big step for him. I mean, my son has welts on his hands from having to crawl in and out the front door. This is no life for a boy who has suffered to this stage of his life”.Theresa’s and the lives of her family have taken many set backs as the Limerick woman had to bury her college going son who was murdered in the UK during a random act of violence. With five children now, four of whom live with here in the “decrepit house” in Thomondgate, Theresa says that she has been living on empty promises from the local authority to get her house wheelchair friendly.“The house is in a very bad way, the shower doesn’t work, the toilet is in a state, the backgarden is like a swimming pool and it’s gone from bad to worse”.The Dundon family had to move from their original home in Hartigan Villas as the house next-door to their former home was petrol bombed and the council moved them for their own safety.“I had heroin addicts in the garden shooting up and for fear I had to sleep on the couch. We were all in fear of what random act could happen next and even my son crawled out to the front green at 6am scared out of his wits. The council moved us after the lady next door had her house petrol bombed. Now we have been put into this house and they have just forgotten about us. Letters go unanswered, promises go unfulfilled and I’m told there’s no money there to put in a few ramps.“It broke my heart to hear Shane say to me, ‘Mam, if I fell outside and broke my neck maybe then they would do something then’”.Shane’s sister, Nicole, says that this is not the first incident involving a group of up to eight youths “who are taking children’s bikes, hubcaps from cars and stuff like that, but it has taken a step too far this time.Gardai at Mayorstone are investigating.Nicole’s frustration continued when she added that the perpetrators of the wheelchair theft are aged “as young as 12 and 13. They shouldn’t go unpunished because of their age. It makes me sick to think that you cant even leave a wheelchair in your own porch without it being stolen.” Advertisement Facebook Email Print WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleBowie’s career under the spotlightNext articleLimerick FC could win title this weekend admin NewsLocal NewsWheelchair theft seen as new lowBy admin – September 27, 2012 720 Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Shaun Pollock compares India’s current pace bowling attack with the past

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTIAdvertisement 1at8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Evczy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mgxs3Would you ever consider trying this?😱anarCan your students do this? 🌚7eoRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former South Africa cricketer Shaun Pollock has recently praised Indian pace attack which has been doing wonders for the last few years. With Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and a few in their kitty, India have currently one of the best pace bowling attacks.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/APIndia are known for producing world-class batsmen and spinners through the years but now they have started investing on pacers ss well. The likes of Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, and Shardul Thakur are the next set of bowlers, although Umesh has a fair share of experience of playing for India.While talking about this, one of the best pacers of his time, Shaun Pollock said that India have ticked all the boxes when it comes to fast bowling now. Pollock, who has 421 Test wickets and 393 ODI scalps in his kitty, said India now can choose fast bowlers according to the format as well.Advertisement “Yeah, you guys (India) are really in a strong position now (with regard to fast bowling). The depth in bowling, the different variations, you have got some tall guys, shorter guys, quick, skillful, shaping the ball and you can decide in between them and you can have a real good balance,” Pollock said on ‘Sony Ten Pit Stop’ show.The former South Africa captain also recalled that there was a time when India didn’t have any third or replacement bowler to give enough support to their lead pacers like Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad but the situation has changed a lot.Advertisement “If you decide to go with three or even four seamers, you now have got guys who can step in. In the years gone by, you might have had a Srinath or a Venkatesh Prasad, but then the replacement bowler…third bowler or backup bowler… was not of the same quality and that’s where I thought they were letting themselves down,” added Pollock.However, with the increasing number of bowlers, competitions are also increasing day by day. While Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini came in the set up in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav has lost his place in the limited-overs game. Moreover, he said in a recent chat that, Jasprit Bumrah had told him about competition among the Indian bowlers to seal a spot.“We had a chat with Bumrah, the other day, and he was saying everyone is competing, ready to go, you really have to keep performing and if you don’t have a good few games, then someone can step in and take your place. So, that’s a good situation for India,” Shaun Pollock concluded.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Here are all the new Covid-19 rules that will be implemented in international cricketChris Gayle weighs in on the Darren Sammy ‘Kalu’ racism controversy Advertisementlast_img read more