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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2 Jun
2021

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes’ Coon working to become more consistent player

first_img Twitter Twitter Previous articleGIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Lady Bronchos open season with shutoutNext articleFight the Cold with Better-for-You Comfort Foods Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  center_img Lucas Coon isn’t satisfied about where he’s at.Yet, the Odessa Jackalopes’ forward has plenty of confidence that he’s about to hit his stride.The only thing that’s standing in his way is being able to perform well on a consistent basis.So far this year, the Steamboat Springs, Co. native has scored two goals with one assist through 10 games in the 2020-21 season. “I’m not happy with the start but I’ve been playing a little better lately. It’s a step in the right direction. I’m going to work on playing with consistency and keep building.”His last goal came against Lone Star on Dec. 17 in which his second period score gave the Jackalopes the lead as they eventually won 2-1 in overtime.That performance has given him momentum as the Jackalopes currently sit in third place in the North American Hockey League South Division standings with a 6-6-2 record with 14 points.Coon has been critical of his preparation this season, saying that it could be better.“It’s just getting my legs going,” Coon said. “It’s how much preparation I put into the game. I got a little lazy in previous games but I thought I played the right way (Dec. 17). I have to work on the 60-minute piece.”Of course, it hasn’t helped that Coon entered the season coming off a sprained ankle injury that kept him sidelined for three months and set him back.“I felt like I was playing catch-up,” he said. “Now I’m more comfortable and I feel like I’ve been playing well and getting better and better each game.”Coon says his ankle is still not 100 percent but that it feels alright to be playing on.Odessa head coach Jason Fortier says Coon’s speed is his biggest attribute to the club.“When he’s playing physical, he’s a force,” Fortier said. “He has to be consistent and remember to play with that consistent edge every night but when he does that, he’s tremendous.”Coon has already committed to the Air Force Academy and plans to play there after next season, saying that he promised to play two years of junior league hockey before joining the academy.“I committed to the Air Force in my senior year of high school,” Coon said. “This is my first year and I’m going to play another year of junior and then head to the academy and hopefully play some professional hockey if I’m lucky enough.”Becoming a pilot remains the main goal, saying that his uncle helped spark his interest in aviation while growing up.“My uncle got me into it,” Coon said. “He was in the Army and I got to tour an Army base. He wanted to be a pilot but didn’t have the vision for it so he planted that seed of interest in my head. Hockey gave me the window of opportunity to take that career path.”Yet as Coon continues to develop and try to find that consistency, he’ll still be happy as long as his team continues to find a way to win.“I just want to help my team win every night,” Coon said. “You have to make hits and plays and have an impact on the game every night.”>> Follow Michael Bauer on Twitter at @OAmichaelba Facebook NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes’ Coon working to become more consistent player Pinterest SportsJackalopesLocal News By Digital AIM Web Support – December 29, 2020 last_img read more

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