Limerick jockey JT McNamara dies at 41

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp TAGSjockeyJT McNamaralimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter NewsLimerick jockey JT McNamara dies at 41By Staff Reporter – July 26, 2016 700 Limerick jockey JT McNamara died this TuesdayLIMERICK jockey and one of the county’s finest exports to the world of horse racing, John Thomas McNamara, has died at his home aged 41.As the news broke this Tuesday morning, the world of horse racing, sport and the wider Limerick community were devastated to learn of the passing of one of the finest amateur jockeys to grace the national hunt circuit.John Thomas McNamara fractured two vertebrae in his neck after he was thrown from his mount, Galaxy Rock during the 2013 Cheltenham festival.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fall paralysed the Limerick man from the neck down and wheelchair bound for 15 months.John Thomas is survived by his wife Caroline, his two sons Dylan, Harry and his daughter Olivia.It is understood that John Thomas suffered complications last Friday night and was later transferred to University Hospital Limerick.He was later discharged and returned home to his familyJohn Thomas or JT as he was more commonly known, died at home surrounded by his family this Tuesday.With more than 600 race wins under his belt, JT was one of the finest amateur jockeys to emerge in the modern era.During the 2012 Cheltenham festival, JT partnered Teaforthree to secure a famous win in the Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase.In 2002 he rode Rith Dubh to victory in the same race and in 2005 he landed the Glenfarclas Cross County Handicap Chase with Spot Thedifference and in in 2007 he rode Drombeag to first past the post in the Foxhunter Chase.The remains of JT will repose at his home on Thursday from 2pm to 8.30pm followed by removal to St Michael’s Church, Manister.Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am with burial afterwards in local cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.center_img Previous articleLimerick woman rescued from River Shannon following emergency operationNext articleGAA – Limerick Club Hurling fixtures confirmed Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Facebook Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Ahane artist sheds light on Covid lockdown

first_imgPrint WhatsApp Previous articleA lot of puppy love in CrecoraNext articlePike Sign Conor Layng Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter COUNTY Limerick-based artist Peter Lunn will shed light on his latest collection at Friarsgate Gallery in Kilmallock from Monday September 14.The Ahane native has worked as an art therapist with various local charities and institutions in Limerick over the past 16 years. But when Ireland went into lockdown in March due to Covid-19 much of Peter’s work came to a halt, so he turned his focus to painting.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Unfortunately due to the Covid restrictions much of my work came to a complete halt back in March and is only slowly returning to normal. As a result I currently work two days a week in Bawnmore, with the Brothers of Charity services,” he told the Limerick Post this week.Peter’s new collection, titled ‘Light’, is primarily landscape and seascape, much of it imaginative, and a response to the upheaval of the last few months. Much of the work is based around the uncertainty of the initial lockdown.“From a work point of view I went from being extremely busy as a self-employed art therapist working with people with special needs to having nothing to do almost overnight.“The restrictions preventing us from travelling a few kilometres from our homes was very strange and took a while to come to terms with. This led to a lot of time for reflection and I suppose a need for self expression,” he said.According to Mr Lunn, the whole point of his work is to help people to express emotions, thoughts and feelings non verbally, through art making.”It was fairly important to apply that principle to my own work.“The pictures are representational landscapes but used kind of metaphorically, some were completely from my imagination, some actual representations of places I’ve been or near my home that resonate with me.“The colours used were often fairly dark to begin with, seascapes that I did were inevitably stormy because I suppose the constant drip feed of news around deaths, worldwide pandemic and the whole uncertainty of the time was expressed that way.“The work began to brighten over time and it was interesting that even if a picture was dark or a bit sombre there was always a very definite source of light in the picture. This wasn’t deliberately done but kind of emerged along the way. It was a natural progression. The whole light in the dark theme became a thread running through the pictures, hence the title.”Peter Lunn’s new exhibition ‘Light’ opens next week at Friarsgate Gallery in Kilmallock. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LifestyleLimerickNewsAhane artist sheds light on Covid lockdownBy Alan Jacques – September 13, 2020 427 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more