IT’S ten years since that infamous event that was captured on RTÉ News.During a live report in Dublin a man was caught slipping on the icy footpath and it went viral.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up To commemorate one of the most memorable incidents on our TV screens this decade, Coors Light have erected a plaque at the site of the infamous slip.Coors Light Picture Conor McCabeConor McIntyre, Senior Brand Manager, Coors Light said: “There are a few key moments on Irish television that are memorable enough to talk about again and again.“We felt this deserved a resurgence. We’ve recently completed The Rockies Awards, rewarding victories in life, big and small and we thought this lad definitely deserved some recognition for making it on to RTÉ News, ten years ago today!”The identity of the slipping man is still unknown a decade later. Email Previous articleGaelic Grounds confirmed for preseason final double headerNext articleGo on a virtual run with Ciara to help Children’s Grief Centre Meghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Print NewsTen Years since that Guy slipped on the Ice on TVBy Meghann Scully – January 7, 2020 2318 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSCoors LightKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
“When I was in the helicopter to Liverpool, I was like, ‘I know Stevie G (Gerrard), I know (Jamie) Carragher. Who else?’“My agent at the time had to tell me and I would get it on Google and find out the team.“It’s bad because it’s Liverpool players, but it’s not disrespectful —- I just literally didn’t watch football.”Carroll whose career has been wrecked by injuries — even his Liverpool debut was delayed due to an injury he had suffered at Newcastle — also assured the Newcastle faithful that he is no longer the wild man he was in his first spell at the club.“I was daft when I was here before and no doubt I was daft for a couple of years after as well,” said Carroll.“But I met my missus (Billi Mucklow) and we’ve got four kids at home now. There’s no more behaviour like before.“I was stupid, I was young, and I was carried away with the lifestyle.“Now it’s completely different. I’m a dad, I’ve grown up and got responsibilities.“I’ve got a purpose.”Share on: WhatsApp Andy CarrollLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Andy Carroll has admitted his football IQ was so low he had to use Google to find out who Luis Suarez was when he joined Liverpool in 2011.Carroll moved to Merseyside for a record fee for a British player of £35 million ($42 million) and teamed up with the Uruguyan superstar in attack.The 30-year-old former England international striker excused his ignorance by saying he meant no disrespect to Liverpool or Suarez.He said he was just much more interested in going out with his friends than following football off the pitch when he was making his name at his first club Newcastle.Carroll, who has returned to Newcastle on a one year deal after being released by West Ham over the summer, had to Google Suarez while he was flying by helicopter to Liverpool to complete the transfer on the final day of the January 2011 transfer window.Suarez had signed just days before from Ajax for just over £22 million but Carroll told the Newcastle United team website he had no idea who his future team-mate was.“When I was here (at Newcastle), I’d go home, mess about with my mates, play football, go out, whatever, but I’d never watch football. I never knew any players,” said Carroll, who earned his record move to Liverpool after scoring 31 goals in 80 appearances for the Magpies.– Completely oblivious –“I’d come in on the Friday or wake up on the Saturday morning saying,’Who are we playing?’“I was completely oblivious to all the football that was going on.
6 Nov 2012 Yvonne makes a happy return to be crowned top steward Yvonne James followed in the footsteps of Dick Whittington and made a triumphant return to London. It wasn’t to be named Lord Mayor but to be crowned Fuller’s London Pride Golf Steward of the Year for 2012.A year ago, Yvonne made the trip to the capital from Rugby as the Midland Region winner only to miss out on the top prize at the annual presentation luncheon at The Counting House in the City.This time it was a happy return as she added the national title ahead of the other regional winners in the all-female line-up, Samantha Hudson from Swaffham in Norfolk, the South East winner, Anna Tyson from Dainton Park in Devon, the South West winner, and Dawn Stacey from Wath, the North Region winner.“I was so pleased to be here last year as the Midland Region winner but to come back and win is amazing. My members will be pleased,” said Yvonne.“I have been at Rugby Golf Club for seven years and the best part is making people happy. They can come into the 19th hole after a bad round and we will lift their spirits.”Yvonne, who was a matron at Rugby School before joining the golf club and has three children of her own, doesn’t play golf but her husband Bob, who is club captain, was there to see her collect her award.“Last year, the lunch was held slightly earlier so the regional award was something of a 50th birthday present for me,” added Yvonne. “I was really happy to be chosen as the Midland winner and to represent the region again is fantastic. I can’t thank my members enough for supporting me.“When we returned to the club a year ago they held a big party. I wonder what will happen this time.”The judges, who included the 2011 national winner Scott Parker from Buckingham, described Yvonne as: ‘the most proactive candidate we’ve ever had in the six years of the competition’. They also outlined her members’ championing of their stewardess with phrases as ‘unflagging enthusiasm’, ‘nothing is too much trouble’ and ‘as absolute delight’. And she is always ready to with a pint of London Pride, which is the tipple for her regular members.The judges also remarked on the innovations Yvonne has brought to Rugby Golf Club such as staging weddings, coffee mornings, monthly band nights and even speed dating. She has also helped to raise £10,000 this year for cancer charities after losing family members in that way.Caption: Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year, Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, receives her award from (left) Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager and Nigel Evans, chairman of England Golf.Credit: © Professional Images