Gardaí praised for intercepting armed eight-man posse

first_imgAndrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A JUDGE has praised the work of Limerick Gardaí who intercepted an “armed posse” on their way to the home of a family who were subjected to a high level of “premeditated intimidation”.Detective Garda Ivan Muldoon told Limerick Circuit Court that Gardaí received confidential information that eight men were on the way to a house at Bru na Grudhain, Castletroy in Limerick on October 16, 2013.The men, who were travelling in a Volkswagen Golf car, were armed with a variety of weapons including a pick axe handle, screwdrivers and a car jack.Gardaí, who had earlier evacuated Christopher and Nora O’Donnell and their children from the house, intercepted the car before “serious damage could be done”.Detective Muldoon said the incident was connected to a dispute between members of two extended families.Three men before the court, Shane Ryan Casey (21) of April Rise, Old Cork Road; Jason Stokes (23) of Woodpark, Castleconnell and Wesley Stokes (20) of Curragh Birin, Castletroy pleaded guilty to the possession of weapons.Shane Ryan Casey also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to the house in Castletroy and to two other charges dating back to September 2, 2013 where he was found in possession of a hurley and with causing criminal damage to the former home of the O’Donnell family.Stating that such intimidatory incidents could not be tolerated in society, Judge Tom O’Donnell they were “premeditated and always carried out by a large group to maximise the fear”.Following their guilty pleas which were entered last year, the court heard that both Wesley and Jason Stokes had engaged well with the Probation services.Suspending an 18-month prison sentence for three years for both Jason and Wesley Stokes, Judge O’Donnell said they were part of a “maximum effort to intimidate the family, but it was extremely fortunate that the armed posse was intercepted by Gardaí”.Jailing Shane Ryan Casey for two years and six months for the four offences, the judge said he was one of the “main protagonists” in the incident and he had to take a serious view of that.As he was taken into custody, Casey, who has previous convictions for beating a horse to death, shouted profanities at the court claiming that he just wanted to “spend time with his woman” and warned that “there’s a new family feud in Limerick”. WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement NewsGardaí praised for intercepting armed eight-man posseBy Staff Reporter – February 24, 2016 1169 Printcenter_img Facebook Linkedin Email Previous article#GE16 – You ask the questions – part 3Next articlePrisoner jumped out Garda Station window while consulting with solicitor Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Cricket News All out for 24, Scotland win game against Oman in just 3.2 overs

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: The Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Muscat, Oman witnessed a day of records for all the wrong reasons for the hosts, who were bowled out for a miserable 24 against Scotland. When one considers that Khawar Ali’s 15 was the top score to go with three extras, the rest of the batsmen contributed just six runs to the total. The rest of the scorecard, barring Khawar’s knock, read 0,0,0,2,2,1,0,1,0 and 0. Ruaidhri Smith and Adrian Neill both ended up with figures of 4/7 as Oman were bundled out in just 17.1 overs. Only one boundary was hit in the entire innings and Scotland reached the target in just 3.2 overs, with Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer slamming 10 and 16 respectively.The score of 24 by Oman is the fourth-lowest List A score in history. The West Indies Under-19 side were bowled out for 18 against Barbados at the Blairmont venue in October 2007. It broke the previous record of 23 which Middlesex suffered against Yorkshire in a game in June 1974. Saracens were also bowled out for 19 against Colts in Colombo. The lowest score in ODIs is 35 by Zimbabwe and they suffered the fate against Sri Lanka in Harare in 2004 with Chaminda Vaas taking 4/11.This is the second time that Oman have been bowled out for less than 50 in List A cricket. During the ICC Trophy game against Papua New Guinea in July 2005, Oman finished their innings at 41 all out in a chase of 135. The game was reduced to 24 overs per side. This match was part of Scotland’s three-game series against Oman. All three games will be played at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground on February 20 and February 22.In 2016, Oman had created history as they became the lowest-ranked side to enter the World T20 held in India in 2016. Playing in World Cricket League Division Five, Oman qualified for the ICC World Twenty20, in 2016 in India after defeating Namibia by five wickets. Oman, had begun their qualification campaign with a defeat to Kenya but defeated the Netherlands and Afghanistan before qualifying by chasing Namibia’s 148 for nine. In the qualifiers, they defeated Ireland by two wickets to set off wild jubilations in the camp. However, as the tournament progressed, their game against Netherlands was washed out and they were blown away by a Tamim Iqbal century as Bangladesh hammered them by 54 runs via the DLS method.   Oman had entered the 2016 World T20 held in India.Oman’s 24 is the fourth-lowest List A score in history.Scotland secured the run-chase in just 3.2 overs.last_img read more

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