NewsLocal NewsCollopy extraditionBy admin – January 13, 2013 610 Twitter He has been on the run since 2010 after his brothers, Kieran, Damian and Brian were sentenced to imprisonment for threatening a former associate, Willie Moran, who they believed had money belonging to their late brother Phillip.A European arrest warrant was issued when he was arrested by Bulgarian police. Previous articleHoran names Limerick team for clash with ClareNext articleMan faces prison for benefit fraud admin WhatsApp Vincent Collopy, a member of the high-profile crime family, is to be extradited from Bulgaria on charges relating to serious criminal activity in Limerick.However, the 33-year-old from St. Mary’s Park will first have to face charges in Bulgaria arising out of a drugs and weapons find at an apartment on the Black Sea last April.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Linkedin Email Facebook Print
“It was the same last season,” he told Press Association Sport. “There is a great history and it is part of the club with young players coming through and establishing themselves and I am all for that, but I want to play games. “I want to play for Man United and the young lads are going to have to fight to get in the team just like I did when I was a kid. “Now it is roles reversed but it is obvious if you want to win things you have to have rivalry within the squad and it is done the right way here – whoever gets the shirt is supported by everyone.” It will be up to new United boss David Moyes who his first-choice defensive pairing will be as the former Everton manager take the baton following years of unparalleled success under Sir Alex Ferguson. The additions of long-serving Old Trafford favourites Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville to the coaching staff have been the major moves of Moyes’ first few weeks in charge, which have largely been spent on a tour of Australia and the Far East. “I think with a new manager there is a big change in the club, the biggest change for the last 20 years,” said Ferdinand, who was speaking while promoting his new book Rio: My Decade as a Red. “He seems so far to be very open. He seems like he wants to get immersed in the club and he wants to find out about the history of the club. “He is talking to senior players about different aspects of the club and what we have done and working out where we have been before he got there – adding his own beliefs and ideas to what we have got as a championship-winning team is a good platform to work from. “I think the manager has done well appointing Giggsy to his coaching staff, he knows the club inside out, as does Phil Neville. “So, alongside his own team, he will have the right people around him to give him the right advice when he needs it and when he asks and hopefully that will steer us in the right direction to win things.” Press Association Rio Ferdinand knows he faces a fight to play every week for Manchester United in the coming season – but it is a fight he is desperate to win. The 34-year-old defender is about to enter his 12th season at Old Trafford, having joined from Leeds for a then-club record fee in the summer of 2002, and this year he will face stiffer competition than ever from the club’s younger players such as Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling. With fellow defender and club captain Nemanja Vidic injured for long periods of last season, Ferdinand found himself as the elder statesman of the Red Devils’ back four but now the former England skipper is ready to fight for a place in the starting line-up of the defending champions.
14 Sep 2016 Parliamentarians urged to get into golf MPs and Peers were invited to Get into golf yesterday and to become champions for the grassroots game in their constituencies.Golf was one of the sports showcased at the inaugural Parliamentary Sports Fair. It was organised by the Sport and Recreation Alliance as part of the #GetYourKitOn campaign, which urges continued investment in grassroots sport and recreation to create an active nation.The All Party Parliamentary Golf Group encouraged decision-makers to have a go at golf, to find out about England Golf’s Get into golf campaign and to learn about the health and well-being benefits of the game.They were given a fun introduction to the sport by Community Golf, which offers opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled people to play golf in Surrey and parts of Sussex, Kent and London.Richard Shaw, director and founder of Community Golf, said: “The day was fantastic and we had around 40 MPs and Peers have a go at our stand! We were certainly one of the busiest stands, which is fantastic for our sport.”Among those who had a go were Lord Archer and MPs Andrew Bingham (High Peak), Paul Scully (Sutton and Cheam), Caroline Flint (Don Valley) pictured left, and Chris Heaton-Harris (Daventry).Parliamentarians also heard about the Get into golf campaign, run by England Golf and supported by Sky Sports, which inspires more people to play the game and enjoy a sociable sport with many health benefits.According to the Sport and Recreation Alliance, the cost of health related conditions associated with inactivity, including obesity and diabetes, is costing the nation £7.4bn each year.Golf, the fifth most-played sport in England, has a tremendous reach across all backgrounds and abilities and can support the Government’s sports strategy to tackle inactivity.In a 9-hole round golfers will walk two to three miles, take over 5000 steps and burn over 450 calories – all within a couple of hours. It’s a sociable sport and studies show it can help people live longer, reduce their stress levels, and improve their self-esteem.England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink said: “Golf makes a huge contribution to the Government’s agenda to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.We’re very pleased to have this opportunity to involve MPs and Peers and hope they will join us to spread the message about the health benefits of golf and attract many more people to enjoy our great game.”Speaking after the event, Chair of the Parliamentary Golf Group and MP for Lincoln, Karl McCartney, said “I am delighted that Members of Parliament have had the opportunity to find out more about golf in their constituencies.“Get into golf is a fantastic initiative to promote participation golf in communities across the UK, and we need to encourage Members of Parliament to learn more about the sport and its importance to the nation’s health and wellbeing.”The Sports Fair also marked the launch of the Sports and Recreation Alliance’s Get Your Kit On – A Guide to Grassroots Sport and Recreation. The guide is an online resource that is a hub of key information, contacts and resources to enable MPs to engage in Westminster debates as advocates for grassroots sport and at a community level promote local clubs with their activities.Visit www.getintogolf.org to find out about beginner courses, taster lessons and special events at clubs and ranges nationwide.Other England Golf programmes to grow participation include Golf Express, which promotes 9-hole golf to encourage busy people to play all the game in half the time. It recognises the paces of modern life and offers 9 hole formats that most golfers can conveniently fit into a busy schedule. The golfexpress9.org website offers places to play across the country through its online directory and also features special offers.About Community Golf:Community Golf offers a range of interactive sessions that complement the traditional golf format while making the game more appealing to young people and better suited to a modern lifestyle. It adopts a no frills format and faster play programmes to provide a positive experience and greater levels of engagement with the sport. Community Golf works with a range of schools, colleges, universities, workplaces, community centres, special needs and disability groups. In addition, its range of participation events enable the wider community to experience golf, often for the first time. Its work inspires people of all ages to enjoy golf for a lifetime and helps develop the next generation of club golfer.For further information visit the Community Golf website or contact Richard Shaw: [email protected] or 07969 213865