National showcase for Limerick craft producers

first_img Previous articleLimerick council wins engineering initiative awardNext article€5.8 million Limerick lottery win Editor Email Linkedin Contestants glam up for Miss Limerick pageant Newcastle West candlemaker Mary Ryan Enright of the Happy CandleA textile designer whose scarves are inspired by Limerick city streets and a Newcastle West family who create ‘happy’ candles will be showcased at the Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in Dublin’s RDS from December 5 to 10.More than 45,000 visitors are expected to generate more than €1million per day in sales at this year’s largest-ever six-day fair.Inspirational quotes and calm inducing fragrances have brought the sweet smell of success to Mary Ryan Enright’s family run business the Happy Candle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up From her studio in Grange Lower, Newcastle West, Mary produces handmade and beautifully scented soya and rapeseed wax candles.“We want to encourage happiness in people’s everyday lives, the quote on our Good Life, lemongrass and ginger scented candle asks people to breathe deeply, love generously and live simply” said Mary.Limerick’s city streets inspired the latest collection from Kate Ramsey Artisan AccessoriesThe colours and textures of Limerick’s cityscape will be on display at the show thanks to Kate Ramsey Artisan Accessories.The vibrant city streets and the boat life on the Shannon have provided the inspiration for designer Katarzyna Ramsey’s latest collection of felt and silk scarves ‘Kate Ramsey City.’Also attending are Limerick-based knitwear designers Linda Wilson and Caroline Mitchell.Limerick knitwear designer Caroline Mitchell (on right) with model Aoife Hickey, will be showing her stylish creations at the Gifted Fair.Bespoke wedding dresses in soft knit and crochet are among Caroline’s specialities while Linda concentrates on stylish, contemporary separates.“Gifted is a brilliant show, all the best craftspeople in the country attend and it provides great opportunities with lots of important buyers there on the look-out for something different,” said Linda.The growth in Ireland’s vibrant design sector means that Gifted has been expanded by an extra day to become a six-day unique Christmas shopping experience.“Giving a Gifted gift to your loved ones this Christmas means that they will be receiving a special item straight from the maker,” said organiser Patrick O’Sullivan. Facebook NewsBusinessNational showcase for Limerick craft producersBy Editor – November 26, 2017 3288 Win cinema tickets Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair takes place at the RDS Main Hall from December 5-10 from 10am each day.  Full details at Twitter Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCaroline Mitchellcraft and design fairGiftedHappy CandlesKatarzyna RamseyKate RamseylimerickLinda WilsonMary Ryan EnrightNewcastle WestPatrick O’SullivanRDS Advertisement Win cinema tickets Limerick fashion gets national profile with Adare event WhatsApplast_img read more

Comeback sends C-NS football past Liverpool, into sectional final

first_img Tags: C-NSfootballliverpool Going into the game, C-NS knew that it was an underdog facing a Liverpool side that had shut them out 10-0 on Sept. 13 at Bragman Stadium. And what happened early in the rematch only seemed to widen the gap between the two rivals.Jacob Vacco’s fumble recovery on the second play from scrimmage led to a quick 7-0 Liverpool advantage as Vacco also scored on a one-yard run. Then, late in the first quarter, Brendan Mancuso threw deep and found Noah Silfer on a 78-yard scoring strike.C-NS did cut the margin to 14-7 as quarterback J.J. Razmovski scored on a four-yard run in the opening minute of the second period, but the Warriors struck back when Mancuso’s 50-yard bootleg set up his own one-yard TD plunge.Causing more damage, Vacco intercepted Razmovski and, 10 seconds before halftime, Malachi Upshur took a direct snap six yards to the end zone, and the Warriors carried a 28-7 lead to intermission.Even here, the Northstars were not surrendering. “The coaches told us to forget about the scoreboard and just put up points,” said Razmovski.As it turned out, the seeds of the turnaround were planted as the C-NS players and coaches walked out for the second half. Kline and his assistants decided to surprise Liverpool with an onside kick. It worked to perfection, and once the Northstars got the ball, everything changed.“It just takes something to get emotion on your side,” said Kline.Razmovski, superb throughout the second half, found Adron Padford for 24 yards to set up Mike Washington’s one-yard TD run less than three minutes into the third quarter.C-NS’s defense forced a punt, and Razmovski struck again, 46 yards to Matt Klamm before finding Mason Ellis in the end zone from seven yards out, the extra point paring Liverpool’s lead to seven.“We attacked them through the air because they couldn’t stop us,” said Razmovski.As important as the Northstars’ own proficiency was the Warriors suddenly turning the ball over. a fumble in the waning seconds of the third quarter set up a short field and C-NS mostly gave it to Washington, whose series of runs included a nine-yard scoring dash with 9:20 left that, with the PAT, evened the game 28-28.Another Liverpool possession led to another fumble, this one recovered by Lattanzio at midfield. Following a key fourth-down conversion pass to Ellis, Razmovski, facing third down at the Warriors’ 28 with 4:02 to play, threw down the right sideline and found Klamm, who tumbled into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown.Even with all this, the Warriors had plenty of time to respond, but Lattanzio delivered a decisive blow when he intercepted Mancuso, allowing the Northstars to run out the remaining clock, again with Washington on the ground.Amid all the celebration, the Northstars knew that it has another chance at avenging a regular-season shutout as it faces, in the sectional final at the Dome, a Utica Proctor side that, blanked them 32-0 in October.No matter what happens there, though, what C-NS did to rally against Liverpool will serve as a landmark, the unbridled joy of the Northstars contrasted by the agony on the Warriors’ sidelines at the end.It marked the third consecutive year that Liverpool had reached the sectional semifinals, only to get stopped one step short of the Dome, which was difficult enough. To have it happen the way it all transpired, against this particular opponent, only made it more painful to endure. “I’m so proud of these guys,” said C-NS head coach Dave Kline. “No one expected us to win, but we stayed together as a family. The 55 (players) believed, and that’s all that matters.”“We just got our heads in the game,” said Northstars defensive back Enzo Lattanzio, who was part of two key turnovers in the second-half comeback. “We had to show that we were not pushovers.”Though C-NS won back-to-back sectional and regional titles in 2017 and ’18, those were not surprising, given how much the Northstars dominated both of those years. By contrast, everything about this rally was unexpected. Some games, and some results from those games, linger far longer than others in the collective memory of its participants, on both sides.The Section III Class AA football semifinal between Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool Saturday night at Baldwinsville’s Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium might prove one of those seminal moments, given the stakes and the stunning turn of events.Down by 21 points at halftime, the Northstars roared back to defeat the Warriors 35-28, earning both a berth in next Saturday’s sectional final against Utica Proctor at the Dome and a guaranteed spot in the state tournament, too. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more