4 Jun
2021

Dundon set to walk free

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Previous articleBasketball Ireland weekend PreviewNext articleLimerick call-out for Good Samaritans admin Twitter Email Linkedin by Andrew Carey | [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GER Dundon is due to walk free from prison on Monday after serving three years of a five year sentence, but the landscape of the Limerick underworld will be very different from the city he terrorised for most of a decade.In February 2011, he was sent to jail after pleading guilty to violent disorder and, as the once-feared McCarthy/Dundon family lost its grip on the Limerick criminal scene, he was badly beaten up in two separate prison attacks.The mother of his three children, April Collins, gave evidence that led to the conviction of his brothers John and Wayne for threatening to kill her and her mother. She also testified in the case that led to John Dundon’s conviction for the murder of Garryowen rugby player Shane Geoghegan.Wayne Dundon is currently on remand for the murder of businessman Roy Collins.April Collins left Ger Dundon and formed a relationship with gang rapist Thomas O’Neill, but it ended when he was jailed for a mugging.Another brother, Dessie, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Limerick gang boss Kieran Keane and his sister Annabel is on the run from gardaí in the UK for allegedly threatening to kill April Collins in 2011.While in prison, the McCarthy/Dundon gang was involved in an internal dispute which resulted in the Collins family, including April’s father and brother, splitting from the faction.Ger Dundon was hospitalised after being involved in a mass brawl and on another occasion after convicted killer and rapist Ian Horgan attacked him for threatening Thomas O’Neill’s sister, with whom he is involved in a relationship.Through what Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan described as “targeted up front policing”, Limerick Gardaí have increased their control of the city streets.Last September, Ger Dundon failed in his bid to appeal against the severity of the sentence handed down by the Special Criminal Court.During his appeal hearing, lawyers argued that the 27 year-old who has 99 previous court convictions, knows that “there is no future for him in Limerick”.center_img TAGSApril CollinsfeaturedGerard DundonJohn DundonMusic LimerickShane GeogheganWayne Dundon Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCrime & CourtDundon set to walk freeBy admin – January 16, 2014 2270 Facebook WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Water polo upsets No. 1 Stanford at Uytengsu

first_imgThe Trojans’ next test will be two difficult road matches against No. 2 UCLA and No. 8 Cal as MPSF play continues. The two wins put the Trojans back on track after two straight single-goal losses against Pacific and Pepperdine. The upset over Stanford was especially important, giving USC a 1-0 start to conference play and the upper hand over the Cardinal in the MPSF. Offensively, the Trojans were aided by two hat tricks from drivers freshman Marcus Longton and senior Marin Dasic. Longton’s 3 goals also marked a career best, and his first two scores were important in shifting the momentum toward a Trojan team that fell behind 2-1 early on. Saturday’s game was characterized by standout performances on both ends of the pool. Although the Cardinal were able to get off 39 shots, sophomore goalie Nic Porter was on a roll, tallying a career-high 20 saves to consistently keep the Trojans in the game. “Our offense is incredibly strong,” Porter said. “We have unbelievable players on offense, so [we need to] put a few more scores on the board, and then conversely, try to stop [our opponent] from scoring as many.” “We had a couple of meetings, and the team responded well,” Pintaric said. “And that’s a big attribute to our seniors … They had that attitude to refuse to lose, and that’s what I like about this team: resilience.” The game was tight throughout, but the Trojans took a 3-goal lead into the fourth quarter. However, Stanford showed resilience, putting up 2 goals in the first three minutes of the period while holding USC’s offense scoreless. Head coach Marko Pintaric said he was happy to see his team shake off the last two losses. In the second period, the Trojans brushed off the 2-goal deficit and hit hard on offense. Sophomore driver Hannes Daube capitalized on a 6-on-5 drawn by senior two-meter Matt Maier to kick off a slew of USC scores in the second frame. Ehrhardt slammed a shot from way out to give the Trojans their first lead of the match, up 6-5 at the half. Hot off Saturday afternoon’s thriller, the Trojans looked to continue their momentum against SJSU. However, the Spartans were strong out of the gate, scoring 3 first-period goals while USC’s offense struggled to ignite. The Trojans scored just 1 goal in the first but had 10 shots that missed the net or were saved by SJSU. Sophomore goalie Nic Porter came up big with 20 saves Saturday against Stanford, shattering his previous career mark of 15. ( Yannick Peterhans / Daily Trojan) “Nic played unbelievable today,” sophomore 2-meter Jake Ehrhardt said following Saturday’s game. “Just to see him in-cage, every time he gets a block, he just hypes all of us up. From the first to the fourth quarter, he was on and that really just hypes us up when we see that.” From there, USC never trailed again. Porter’s vision of offensive dominance became a reality, as the Trojans had six multi-goal performers by the end of the game. Dasic posted another hat trick, while Longton netted 2 goals for a total of 5 on the weekend. As the offense lit up, the Trojan defense was also firing on all cylinders, especially in the fourth quarter. USC outscored SJSU 7-1 in the final period, transforming a close game into a 17-9 blowout within a single frame. Despite the strong offensive showings from Longton and Dasic, Porter said the Trojans will need to put even more points on the board to be successful in the remaining conference games this season. No. 7 USC men’s water polo capped off a perfect home record this season with two victories this weekend over No. 1 Stanford and No. 12 San Jose State. The Trojans achieved a narrow 9-8 upset over the Cardinal Sunday before trouncing San Jose State 17-9 Sunday. Although the Cardinal cut the Trojans’ lead to 1, they were unable to find the tying goal. Dasic scored his third goal of the game to give the Trojans a 2-goal lead with two minutes to go. By the time Stanford was able to score again, it was too late to mount an equalizing attack, and USC held for the victory.last_img read more

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28 Aug
2020

‘Lenient’ Pistorius sentence challenged

first_imgSouth African prosecutors say they will take court action in order to secure a longer prison sentence for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.He was jailed for six years earlier this month for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.Prosecutors argue that Pistorius’ sentence is inappropriate for the crime of murder and “shockingly too lenient”.They also argue that the sentence is unjust and could bring the justice system into disrepute.Pistorius was initially given a five-year term for manslaughter, but was found guilty of murder on appeal last December. He admitted shooting her, but said he had mistaken Ms Steenkamp for an intruder and acted out of fear.Rise and fall of Oscar PistoriusAugust 2012: Competes in London Olympics and Paralympics, where he won a gold medal February 2013: Shoots dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp March 2014: Trial begins September 2014: Judge finds Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide  October 2014: Begins five-year sentence October 2015: Transferred to house arrest December 2015: Appeal court changes verdict to murder  July 2016: Sentenced to six years in jail for murderlast_img read more

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