Used syringe as weapon in off-licence robbery

first_imgWhatsApp NewsLocal NewsUsed syringe as weapon in off-licence robberyBy admin – December 16, 2011 701 A 37-year-old man who used a syringe as a weapon in the robbery of an off- licence will be sentenced next week by a sitting of the Circuit Court. The trial of John Hayes was due to begin when a jury was sworn in but they were discharged again after the accused entered a guilty plea last Thursday. Mr Hayes, with an address at Hartigan Villas, Moyross, was accused with the charge where he entered Fine Wines on the Corbally Road shortly after 7.30pm on November 21 of last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was there, the court heard, that he produced the syringe or needle, and threatened the staff before taking €150.As the jury sat, they were the second set of 12 to be discharged in as many days after defendants entered late pleas of guilty to the court.Judge Carroll Moran noted their willingness to partake in the judicial system and that it was this willingness that was a factor in the defendants changing their pleas to guilty. Hayes is to be sentenced next week as other charges have to be presented to the court. Email Advertisement Twittercenter_img Facebook Print Previous articleEarls starts for MunsterNext articleHospital gets three red alerts from examiners admin Linkedinlast_img read more

Clippers make history with hard-fought comeback vs. Celtics in Boston

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates At a fan event Friday night in Los Angeles, President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank assured Clippers Nation that the team — even while incorporating five new players, and even with a first-round draft pick in the balance — still wants to make the playoffs.“Even though the faces have changed, the personality has stayed the same of the team,” said Frank, whose franchise loses the pick to Boston in June’s draft unless it’s a lottery selection. “These guys, they just keep battling. It’s a credit to our players in terms of who they are and what they’re about. We’re really, really excited about our guys battling.”And on Saturday night in Boston, the Clippers (31-26) put up a fight for the record books, rallying from a 28-point deficit to defeat the Celtics 123-112.According to ESPN, it was the largest comeback by any road team since 2009 and the largest blown lead by the Celtics since 2003. “We broke out the J.J. Redick package with him,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said in reference to the former Clippers sharpshooter who this season was Shamet’s teammate in Philadelphia. “You know, (Shamet) can really shoot, and he shoots off the run so quick.”Not gun shy, Shamet made his 100th career 3-pointer Saturday, becoming the 15th NBA player to reach that milestone in the first 55 games of his career.He also surpassed 250 3-point attempts — of which he’s made 40.9 percent.That puts the 21-year-old former Wichita State standout in elite company. According to basketball-reference.com, the only rookies in NBA history who had at least that many attempts and a better 3-point percentage than Shamet are Steph Curry (43.7 percent), Wesley Person (43.6 percent), Gary Neal (41.9 percent), Brent Barry (41.6 percent) and Klay Thompson (41.4 percent). For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Related Articles It also was the first time in 20 seasons that a team has rallied for multiple 25-point comebacks in one season — the Clippers managed to do it in the span of one whirlwind week.Feb. 2: They rallied from 25 points down to win at Detroit, 111-101.Feb. 3: They fell behind by 23 in Toronto and lost, 123-101.Tuesday: They came back after trailing by 20 in Charlotte to win 117-115.Wednesday: They completed the trade sending Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott to Philadelphia for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and four draft picks.Thursday: They traded Muscala to the Lakers for Ivica Zubac, traded Avery Bradley to Memphis for Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green, and waived Marcin Gortat and Milos Teodosic.Also Thursday: With only 10 players remaining, they fell behind by 27 in Indiana and lost 116-92.Saturday: They wiped out a 28-point deficit in Boston for the largest comeback in team history.The sixth and final game of their roller coaster road trip comes Monday in Minnesota.“We just keep fighting,” Montrezl Harrell told reporters in Boston after the win. “We’re just going to go out there and keep fighting.”A SPLASHING DEBUTShamet, the rookie guard, brought some daggers to the fight Saturday, helping bury Boston by sinking four 3-pointers in his new team’s 42-point fourth quarter.last_img read more