Email TAGSChristmasJOhn LewisKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The most popular Christmas advert from John Lewis is here and Bastille are the voice this year singing a cover of REO Speedwagon’s – ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’In their first ever joint Christmas campaign, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create an advert which tells the heart-warming story of a little girl and her friendship with an excitable young dragon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Excitable Edgar’ is a two minute thirty second advert set to the iconic song ‘Can’t fight this feeling’ by REO Speedwagon and re-recorded by Dan Smith, lead singer of the band Bastille. It centres around the theme of bringing people together at Christmas time through delicious food and thoughtful gifts, which show loved ones how much you care.The story follows a little girl, Ava, who is eagerly preparing for Christmas along with her family and friends. This includes an enthusiastic dragon called Edgar who, unable to contain his excitement for the festivities, is finding it increasingly hard to control his instinct to breathe fire.Dan Smith, lead singer of alt-pop band Bastille said; “It’s so great to be asked to be part of this year’s John Lewis Christmas ad.“As a band we’ve always had a lot of fun putting a twist on classic songs, and it’s been so good to be a part of this orchestral version of an eighties classic. We’re hoping we get an Edgar for Christmas too!”, he said. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener NewsJohn Lewis Christmas ad is here and it’s emotionalBy Meghann Scully – November 14, 2019 333 Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articlePeople warned of loan scam in run-up to ChristmasNext articleRTÉ ruled out Lyric move to UL due to cost Meghann Scully Advertisement Facebook Print
But despite a purple patch between December and February when he scored seven goals in 14 matches, the England youngster’s form tailed off with just one in 15 subsequent games as headlines about his contract wrangle – having rejected a £100,000-a-week deal, dominated towards the end of the season. Liverpool finished the season with just 52 league goals – the same number as Suarez and Sturridge scored between them last term – and Sterling contributed seven, two fewer than the previous campaign. “With the greatest respect to the other Liverpool strikers, Luis Suarez was the main reason why Liverpool were doing so well,” said Keegan. “I don’t say that out of disrespect to the other players, it’s just a fact. “So you take him out and then you are asking someone like Sturridge and someone as young as Sterling to step up to the plate. “It’s a big ask because they are not yet at the level of experience that Suarez has. He’s 27/28, whilst they are still learning the game so it’s difficult. “When they say to you, ‘right Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, you are our main man’ then that’s a bit different because then you are expected to be consistently good every single week. “Sometimes you can find yourself looking at a younger player of 23 to suddenly go out there and carry a team like Liverpool which is not easy and there’s not many can do that. Press Association Former Liverpool striker Kevin Keegan believes Brendan Rodgers was misguided in thinking youngster Raheem Sterling could help fill the void left by Luis Suarez. “The press that build you up will soon knock you down so it’s a learning curve for a lot of players. Some can handle it and some can’t. “The only way you can prove yourself is on a football field and you have a guy trying to stop you playing every week. “You have to overcome that first and then score goals, and do it consistently.” Liverpool’s lack of goals hurt them in their failed attempt to retain Champions League football as their back-up options to Sturridge – Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini – scored four league goals between them. That trio are likely to be moved on in the summer as Rodgers looks to address the issue up front with his pursuit of Burnley’s out-of-contract England Under-21 striker Danny Ings and interest in Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke. The 24-year-old Balotelli was the biggest disappointment as he managed just four goals in 28 appearances after his £16million move from AC Milan as Rodgers’ gamble failed to pay off. “Brendan bought Balotelli but that hasn’t worked out,” added Keegan. “He’s tried two or three other options but trying to find another player like Luis Suarez is difficult because in the whole world there are only about five or six players of that ability. “When players of that calibre are taken out of a team it leaves a massive void there that needs to be filled.” :: Kevin Keegan represented the League Manager’s Association (LMA) at the Prostate Cancer UK golf day at Wentworth recently. The LMA are proud partners of Prostate Cancer UK, and people are being urged to search Men United, and do something great with their mates via www.prostatecanceruk.org/menunited. The 20-year-old was expected to maintain the progress made playing alongside the Uruguay international and Daniel Sturridge last season but things did not pan out as either would have wanted. Injury to Sturridge, which ruled him out of the first five months and last six weeks of the campaign, meant Sterling was pressed into service as Liverpool’s main striker.
Tennis legend John MacEnroe has already affixed the title of “The Greatest of All Time” upon the crown of Serena Williams right after she won her 3rd U.S. Open in a row, her 6th U.S. Open overall and, most importantly, which tied her with the towering icons of the sport, Chris Evert and Martina Navratalova, with her 18th Grand Slam Tennis title.Just as remarkable is the fact that Serena (we now address her by first name only) won her first U.S. Open title 16 years ago against Martina Hingis who, by the way, was a great player named after Navratalova. To maintain that ravenous appetite over that vast time frame is also nearly unmatched in tennis history.It was an emotional acceptance speech by Serena before she was joined at center court by Evert and Navratalova and presented a gold bracelet with the number 18 scrawled across the face. The poignancy of the moment was somewhat awkward because of Serena’s elder sister Venus’ conspicuous absence. Serena also failed to thank her sister during her interview but thanked her father.Serena is now four away from equally idolized Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam Titles in the Open Era.Celebrities were quick to climb onto social media to pay homage to, undoubtedly and undisputedly, one of the best players who ever grabbed a tennis racket in the annals of the sport. Take a look: