Postmortem inconclusive into tragic death of UL student

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties Linkedin THE preliminary postmortem examination of a 22-year-old student who died after she collapsed suddenly while giving her final year presentation at the University of Limerick has returned as inconclusive as to the cause of death.University of Limerick 4th year business student Rachael Hogan from Castleville, Golf Links Road, Castletroy, Limerick, was giving a presentation on her Final Year Project when she began to feel unwell at around 12.30pm on Thursday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The University Doctor arrived at the lecture hall in the Kemmy Business School in UL within minutes and an ambulance was dispatched to the Plassey campus.Tragically, efforts to resuscitate her proved unsuccessful and the 22-year-old was taken to University Hospital Limerick where she was pronounced dead later that afternoon.A post mortem was carried out on Thursday night but the results were inconclusive and further tests will need to be done to determine the cause of death.A Book of Condolence has opened in the reception area of the Student Centre at UL where devastated students have left the messages – counseling services have been offered to this affected by the tragic shock death.Dr Bernardette Walsh, Director of Student Affairs said: “Our heartfelt sympathies are for Rachael’s parents Michael and Anne, sisters Sarah and Noelle at this very difficult time.”The 22-year-old will be laid to rest on Sunday following a 2pm requiem mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Milford, Castletroy.Rachael will be laid to rest at Inch St. Lawrence’s cemetery, Caherconlish, Co Limerick.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. Facebook Print Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Twittercenter_img Previous articleWind taken out of Limerick FC’s sailsNext articleMan killed after he fell from moving car in county Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedMusic Limerickrachel hoganstudentUniversity of Limerick NewsPostmortem inconclusive into tragic death of UL studentBy Staff Reporter – April 26, 2014 1157 University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success last_img read more


OC’s Schweim: NFL Taps Philly Passion; Takes Draft to New Heights

first_imgLong Snapper Jon Dorenbos announced an Eagles’ daft pick last night in Philadelphia. Jon will be in Ocean City performing his magic show at the Music Pier on May 13th. By Tim Kelly Myles Garrett, a defensive end from Texas A&M, may be the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but make no mistake about it: the main star of the draft, which kicked off Thursday night and continues through tomorrow, is the city of Philadelphia.Ocean City resident Billy Schweim, whose ESPN 97.3 radio talk show can be heard Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, said Philadelphia allowed the NFL to make its draft a bigger event than some other sports’ playoff games.“More than any other major league, the NFL does a great job of making its sport accessible and interesting to its fans year ‘round,” said Schweim. “The draft is a great example of the league’s ability to market its product.”Schweim cited Philadelphia’s venue of the Museum of Art and the Ben Franklin Parkway — uniquely suited to showcase everything from the city’s Independence Day fireworks celebration and concert to a pair of Papal Masses — as the only performance space of its kind.Chloe and Halle Berry perform the National Anthem to kick off the start of the 2017 NFL Draft in front of more than 100,000 fans. (Photo credit: NFL.com)The NFL reportedly invested $20 million in building a huge stage on the steps of the Art Museum, made famous in the “Rocky” movie franchise, and other preparations. The so-called “Selection Square,” where representatives of each NFL team made the actual draft picks, was set up in the rotunda of the Franklin Institute next to the huge marble statue of Ben Franklin. A 100,000-square ft. NFL Shop was installed and had a line to get in Friday.There was a red carpet area where the first round picks strutted in expensive designer suits, a concession row featuring a wide range of food and drink concessions, as well as a photo station where fans could pose with the Lombardi Trophy and view a full collection of Super Bowl championship rings. NFL marketing executive Jessica Christ said the merchandise sales exceeded expectations in the first two days, according to published reports.Beyond the setting, Philadelphia’s legendary fans showed up in record numbers for an NFL draft and provided energy and noise never before seen. Published reports estimated 100,000 fans showed up for the first night’s selection of draft rounds 1 and 2 and even more packed the Parkway on Friday.“I heard (NFL executive and former Eagle) Troy Vincent say that Philly blew Chicago away,” said Schweim, in reference to the Windy City’s effort to host the draft last year. “Maybe Philly should have it every year.”The NFL Draft logo dominates a huge sign on stage in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.Philadelphia’s favorable geographic location allowed representation by fans of many other teams such as the New York Jets and Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. Despite this, the dominant fan base came from the host city.“I think the Philadelphia fans’ reputation is something of a cliché, and some of the fans try to live up to it,” said Schweim. “At the same time, they are showing enthusiasm and passion that can’t be matched.”The fans booed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell every time he walked to the stage, as well as the draft selections for divisional rivals Washington and New York. But as expected, they saved the most venom for their most bitter rival, the Dallas Cowboys. On Saturday, former Dallas wide receiver Drew Pearson tried to taunt the fans: “I want to thank the Philly fans for allowing me to have a career,” he said, with the boos raining down to the point of nearly drowning out Pearson’s words.Of course they roared with cheers on Thursday night when Temple linebacker Haasan Reddick was the 13th overall selection (Arizona Cardinals) and the Eagles went “on the clock” in advance of their selection of Derek Bennett,a defensive end from Tennessee.Ocean City resident, Alec Wisnefski enjoyed the opportunity to meet Corey Davis.All of this made for what the industry calls “good TV” and results in the audience sticking with the coverage through hours and hours of programming and commercials.“I was a bit perplexed with the Eagles pick,” Schweim said. “I was expecting them to take a wide receiver or a defensive back there.”  They did grab Sidney Jones, a corner from the University of Washington in the second round with the 43rd overall selection.On today’s show Schweim will talk about the draft and will speak to former Temple star running back Paul Palmer who coached Reddick when Haasan attended Haddon Heights High School.Ocean City’s Jake Schneider, Flynn DeVlieger, and Brady Rauner had great seats for watching all the action.last_img read more