Running miles to help Rian meet his new challenges

first_imgAdvertisement Rian O’HalloranA MUCH-loved Limerick teenager who has lost a leg in his battle with cancer is the subject of a fund-raising drive to make his home in Castletroy View a place where he can learn to adjust and pick up his life.“Miles 4 Rian” is a charity event aiming to raise essential funds for St. Clement’s College student, Rian O’Halloran (16).Rian, an avid sportsman with St. Mary’s RFC and Shelbourne AFC, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in April.Unfortunately, Rian lost his leg to the cancer and is now undergoing treatment in Crumlin Children’s Hospital as the cancer has spread.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Science teacher at St Clements, David Tidwell, is gearing up for a gruelling 24-hour challenge starting on December 2 to raise €50,000 towards the cost of altering the family home for Rian’s needs.“He’s such a lovely positive, polite kind lad and so loves his sports. He is always smiling – a real go-getter,” David told the Limerick Post.So far, the Go Fund Me page has raised more than €16,000 and David said “that’s because of Rian and the kind of person he is. He will have a lot of adjustments to make but this is one way we can do something to help.”Rian has not yet been able to return to school but his teachers and school friends have not forgotten him.David is hoping that teachers, students, friends and family of Rian’s will run a mile each beside him on the day or “hop on a bike and go along with me,” he said before adding that a lot will depend on Covid restrictions.24 hours is a long time to run for someone who only started running in lockdown, but David has embarked on a training schedule running most nights to get in shape for the challenge.Each “Mile with Meaning” will also be supported by a corporate sponsor. The event will be live-streamed with the sponsors being mentioned throughout the campaign.Further information and a link to the campaign can be found at https://ie.gofundme.com/f/miles4rian Linkedin Previous articleLimerick pulled from Junior Camogie Championship after last hour rule changeNext articleShop early and local to help save Limerick’s retail sector Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Print Email NewsRunning miles to help Rian meet his new challengesBy Bernie English – October 23, 2020 2386 Facebooklast_img read more

Magic, Pelinka meet with Lakers players

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersClarkson’s conversation covered the state of the team and his own development. He started at point guard for the past two games, and he said Pelinka and Johnson talked to him about becoming more vocal. Clarkson conceded the process has been “work” since he’s “always not been the most talkative guy.” But with coach Luke Walton lamenting how the team lacks trust and communication during moments of adversity, Clarkson vowed to be more assertive than usual.“Talk and communicate; that’s where I feel like we lack sometimes because we’re young,” Clarkson said. “You feel like you’re also doing something wrong, so you don’t want to speak up. We have to step out of our comfort zone and start to do that.”The Lakers failed to do that against Houston, giving up an eight-point third-quarter deficit to balloon in the fourth quarter when the Rockets outscored them 45-26. Following the loss, Walton delivered an unprintable and undisclosed message to his players. He sounded more upbeat Thursday, noting he felt in better spirits after sleeping and having his morning coffee.Walton acknowledged sympathy for his players dealing with frequent lineup changes and the recent overhaul of the front office, but he stressed that he wants the team’s young core to have a “by committee” approach toward ensuring better effort during tough times.“We don’t have that one alpha yet or All-Star type of guy to really calm us down when adversity hits,” Walton said. “We’ll keep pointing it out and showing it on film to encourage our guys to step up and do things like that and recognize when those times are. We’ll get there.” EL SEGUNDO >> Magic Johnson watched attentively from the perch that oversees the Lakers’ practice court on Thursday, likely with many opinions the day after their latest lopsided loss, a 139-100 humiliation in Houston.Once practice was over, Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka headed to the court and shared some of their observations, conducting individual feedback sessions with D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, Tarik Black, David Nwaba and Timofey Mozgov.Johnson, the president of basketball operations, and Pelinka had plenty to say to the Lakers (20-48), who go into Friday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks (33-34) having lost three consecutive games and 10 of 11.“It’s really cool,” Clarkson said. “It’s good for us being able to talk to them and pick their brains as well and having that open-door presence.” Throughout the process, Walton, Johnson and Pelinka said they likely will continue to provide feedback over the season’s final month. Zubac discussed his offseason plans with Pelinka and Johnson, a schedule that will include a brief rest before training extensively in Los Angeles.“It’s good to know what other people around the team think,” Zubac said. “It’s great to know what Luke thinks and what everybody on the staff thinks. That’s the way I can improve.”Mulling decisionWalton said he remains undecided what his starting lineup will be against Milwaukee after bringing Russell off the bench in the past two games. Shooting guard Nick Young, who started against Houston, is listed as probable after spraining the left ringer of his left (non-shooting) hand.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more