Ryanair increases summer flights from Shannon

first_imgShannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Confirmation that Ryanair is to add extra flights to both its Palma and Malaga services from Shannon during the peak summer months has been welcomed by the airport management as a further indication of a return to growth.The extra Ryanair flights are the latest addition to Shannon’s European summer sun services, which will also include a new service to Faro and a doubling of existing services to Bodrum, Turkey.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 TAGSLeo VaradkarShannon Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Ryanair additions will see the airline increase its Palma service from two to three flights weekly from May to October, when it will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.Ryanair will also increase flights to Malaga during July to three times weekly, with the extra flight on Thursdays. The airline will continue to operate twice weekly to Malaga during the peak travel season with services on Tuesdays and Sundays.Shannon Airport Director Mary Considine said it was a welcome boost for the many thousands of people from the West of Ireland that travel for annual sun holidays.“With these additional Ryanair services, the new Faro route, the doubling of Bodrum flights and new services into Glasgow, Chicago ,and Philadelphia, we are looking at appreciable growth on our summer services this year, which is very much welcome for the airport and particularly our passengers”, she said. Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis center_img New high-end jobs for Shannon Previous articleLimerick GAA round-upNext articleTaxi driver pleads not guilty to sexually assault admin Email Facebook They also come on top of new services this summer to Philadelphia, Chicago and Glasgow. Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? NewsLocal NewsRyanair increases summer flights from ShannonBy admin – February 12, 2013 831 Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat last_img read more

Defending Champs Take Cyclo-Cross Titles in Asheville

first_imgLast week cycle-cross riders from all over the world descended on Asheville, North Carolina’s iconic Biltmore Estate for the annual USA Cycling’s Cyclo-Cross National Championships.Cold weather and muddy conditions only seemed to infuse racers with energy as Katie Compton and Jeremy Powers successfully defended their women’s and men’s national elite titles.Compton, who hails from Colorado Springs, Colorado and represented Trek Factory Racing, tore through the finals in 46 minutes and 56 seconds, just ahead of Georgia Gould of Fort Collins.USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship Women's Elite winner Katherine Compton of Colarado Springs, CO.USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship Women’s Elite winner Katherine Compton.Gould, who raced for the LUNA Pro Team, finished the multi-lap race in 47:18.Third-place went to Kaitlin Antonneau (47:30) of Racine, Wisconsin. Antonneau raced for Cannondale Cyclocross World.For much of the five-lap race, Compton, Gould and Antonneau battled it out, but  toward the end, Compton’s reserve energy kicked in to propelled her across the line in first place.Jeremy Powers of Easthampton, Massachusetts, finished the slightly longer Men’s Elite race with a time of 56:45, just 10 seconds ahead of fellow Easthampton resident Stephen Hyde.Jeremy Powers of Easthampton, MA, crossing the finish line in triumph.Jeremy Powers of Easthampton, MA, crossing the finish line in triumph.This was Powers’ fourth national title in the past six years. Hyde and Powers, had challenged each other much of the way. Later, with Hyde not quite on his wheel, Powers only needed to avoid costly falls to place first.“No doubt, this is one of the most hotly contested nationals that I’ve won,” Powers told Cycling News after the race. “This one is special because it was really talked about, Stephen and I have been going head to head and doing good battles all year.”Competition began January 5, and came to close Sunday January 10. Recent rains added extra challenges to climbs descents and turns, but riders adjusted and persisted. Just before the finals, Elite men and women took advantage of a practice slot on the course, to help them fine-tune their plans.Men’s Elite Runner-up Eric HydeMen’s Elite Runner-up Stephen HydeOther January 10 class winners included Ellen Noble (Kennebunkport, Maine/JAM Fund-NCC-Vittoria), who defended her 2015 women’s age 17-22 crown in 44:09. Tobin Ortenblad in the men’s Pro/Cat 1/2/3 19-22 (53:19). Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo./Alpha Bicycle Co.-Vista Subaru) repeated as the junior men’s 17-18 with a 39:23 run, while Katie Clouse (Park City, Utah/Alpha Bicycle Co.-Vista Subaru) won the junior women’s 15-16 championship in 36:34.In the Under 23 women’s race, Hanna Arensman (Rutherford College, N.C./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) clocked the top time junior 17-18 time of 47:20 to take the division win. Katie Clouse of Park City, UT, took the women’s junior 15-16 title in 36:34, riding for Vita Subaru. In the women’s 1/2/3 Junior 17-18 category, Hanna Arensman (Rutherford College, NC) riding for TWENTY 16 Pro Cycling won in 47:20.[divider]Related Content[/divider]last_img read more

Syracuse uses dominant first half to end two-game losing streak

first_img Published on March 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm When Rutgers goalie Lily Kalata planted 30 yards outside her own goal, Liz Hogan decided to make a move. Seizing the opportunity, Hogan delivered a 75-yard heave down the field. With two bounces on the turf, junior attack Tee Ladouceur scooped up the ball and delivered it into the unattended cage. The goal gave Syracuse a 6-2 lead and further swung momentum in the Orange’s favor.After dropping two consecutive games, No. 7 Syracuse (5-3, 1-0) used a dominant first half for a decisive 17-10 victory against Rutgers (6-3, 0-2) in front of a crowd of 512 at the Carrier Dome Sunday. The win puts SU right back on solid ground heading into the bulk of its Big East schedule.‘We wanted to come out today and just work really hard right off the bat because we wanted to show that we had heart and the hustle that we know that we have,’ senior attack Jackie DePetris said. ‘We wanted to start out strong, and that allowed us to score some early goals.’Gone was the lethargic team that had suffered a letdown against No. 11 Dartmouth Wednesday. Missing was the slow start against No. 1 Northwestern. With the opening of the Big East schedule, the Orange sought to regain dominance. SU did just that after jumping to an early lead over Rutgers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the Scarlet Knights scored the first goal of the game, SU took control. The Orange scored five straight goals and continued to put its foot on the gas pedal.Syracuse took a 13-5 lead into halftime. The 13 goals was its largest output in a single half all season.‘I think our offense was a little bit more determined this game, to come out sharper and I think we were able to execute better this game,’ senior attack Christina Dove said.The same team that struggled to put the ball in the cage against No. 11 Dartmouth was scoring in droves. The potent offense that people were accustomed to seeing had returned.The Orange outplayed the Scarlet Knights for 30 minutes. The team was firing on all cylinders, using a shot differential of 10-1 to jump out to a four-goal lead 10 minutes into the game.‘From day one, that was my goal, to create an offense that can attack from behind, up top, left, right and really create some balance on it,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said.  ‘So far they’ve done a pretty good job. We certainly have a couple players dominating, but everyone does their part and everyone gets opportunities. Hopefully we’ll all continue to improve and even get better on the offensive end.’Syracuse was provided with scoring from six different players in the first half. SU used its firepower to scorch Rutgers from nearly every part of the attacking third.Ladouceur led the way with five goals and an assist, all in the first half. There was absolutely no shortage of scoring in the first half as the Orange players put on a display.‘The depth we have on attack is such a complement to our team and our coaching because we have that depth and that ability to sub in and have everyone score and have everyone have an opportunity,’ DePetris said. ‘Some teams have just one or two main scorers, but we know that on our attack, we have seven, eight or nine girls that can put the ball in the goal.’SU beat Kalata enough in the first half that it may have relaxed a little in the second half. The Orange were outshot and outscored by Rutgers in the second half.Luckily, Syracuse had padded its lead enough so the one-goal deficit in the second half was a non-issue. The Orange had led its game against No. 1 Northwestern at halftime last week before folding to the Wildcats.‘Certainly a strong first half on the offensive end of the field and we’ll continue to work on our focus going into the second half,’ Gait said. ‘Hopefully we’ll continue to work on that and get some consistency throughout the 60 minutes.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more