Canterbury too good in classic Ranfurley Shield tussle with Southland

first_imgTuesday Oct 12, 2010 Canterbury too good in classic Ranfurley Shield tussle with Southland Southland failed to hang onto the Ranfurley Shield after a valiant effort in front of their home crowd at Invercargill on the weekend, as Canterbury proved too strong, taking the game 26-16 thanks in large part to great performances from Colin Slade and Sonny Bill Williams.The Southland Stags have hung onto the famous log of wood since claiming it from Canterbury a year ago, and despite showing incredible form this season and fighting all the way, struggled to hang onto it as the bigger union wretched it from their grasp.At halftime the gap was just three points, but Colin Slade came to the party as he scored a try and amassed 21 points in total. “You know the boys really dug deep and put on a fantastic performance, and its something the whole community can be proud of, and it’s a fantastic turnout,” sad Slade of the team performance.Williams on the other hand did what hes done all season as he showed touches of genuine class throughout the game, including setting up the first try for Telusa Veainu, playing a part in the Slade trys build up, and then making a 50m break which featured a massive hand off on a would-be Stag tackler.“I think we had the overlap and the bloke in front of me was drifting pretty hard. It was probably just instinct, you know,” Williams said.“I don’t have a really big boot on me, so I thought I would just tuck it and have a crack. It was another first and something I will look back upon with fond memories because we are taking that shield back home, brother.” The All Blacks touring squad will get picked on Sunday. Expect his name to be on that list.For Southland, heartbreak, but they had lived on the edge in recent times, only conceding three tries in their last six matches but also managing to score very few. The results were close, and with Canterbury coming into the match with the better pedigree and a few experienced All Blacks, they were always going to be the favourites.“It had to come to an end some day, and I’m pretty devastated today,” said an emotional Jamie MacKintosh, Southland captain. 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Limerick has highest rate of births outside marriage

first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleMary Davis labelled a ‘blocking’ candidate for Fianna FailNext articleSimon week to raise awareness of homelessness admin Email Linkedin Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick has highest rate of births outside marriageBy admin – September 28, 2011 567 center_img Print Advertisement MOTHERS who gave birth in Limerick city were among the youngest in the country, and Limerick also had the highest rate of births outside of marriage.New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that 119, more than half, of the 231 births registered in the city in the first three months of this year, were born to women who were not married at the time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This represents 50 per cent of the births, the highest percentage per head of population in the country.And Limerick city mothers were among the youngest in the country, with an average ago of 29.4 years, and an average age of 31,9 years in the county.But four in 10 who were not married at the time of giving birth said they were living with the child’s father.The figures for the county show that of 182 of the 609 births registered- almost one third – were to unmarried women, a figure lower than the national average.And there were 38 babies born to women from Limerick who were 40 years of age or older.The youngest were 11 woman from the city and one from the county, who were under 20 when they gave birth. .The majority of births in the city – 74 – was recorded amongst women aged between 30 and 34. In the county the corresponding figure was 242.In the same three months, there were 153 deaths registered in Limerick city and 240 in the county.The highest cause of death in the city was heart disease, which claimed the lives of 46 people, and in the county the highest number of deaths – 88 – were due to the same cause.Eleven city people and nine from the county died due to accidents or other external causes. Twitterlast_img read more