Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Previous articleGearóid hoping to pull his weight in marathonNext articleDelta take off Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter TAGSKieran GintyMusic Limericknovel #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print WhatsApp Linkedin Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsCommunityDooradoyle resident pens history novelBy Guest Writer – May 2, 2013 1076 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement Kieran GintyA NOVEL dealing with one of the most dramatic periods in Irish history has been penned by a Dooradoyle resident. Kieran Ginty wrote ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’ – a story of how seven friends cope with the arrival of three conflicts – World War I, the Irish War of Independence and The Irish Civil War. Limerick is featured in the book citing some of the events that occurred in the city during the ‘Black and Tan’ period. Originally from Mayo, Kieran took up writing as a hobby. The father of two is works as a full-time public servant. The 42-year-old first came to Limerick in 1989 to study public administration in UL. ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’ is now available in O’Mahonys book shop. Email New Music: 40Hurtz
georgeclerk/iStock(ARLINGTON, TX) — An Arlington, Texas, teenager was shot and killed in a parking near his home, allegedly by another teen, police said.Days before Sam Reynolds was killed, he broke up a fight between the alleged killer and another young man, authorities said. Afterward, that was when Reynolds “started having trouble with the suspect,” Arlington Police Lt. Christopher Cook told reporters on Friday. The deadly Feb. 6 shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. and was captured on surveillance video, Cook said.Reynolds appeared to be ambushed by his alleged killer.“Within a matter of probably a couple of seconds, he pulls out a handgun from the rear part of his pants he was wearing, points it at the victim and fires one round,” Cook added.The Arlington High School student was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 16.Reynolds, an only child, who was raised ” … to be the most respectful, kind heated person you’ve ever meet,” according to an online fundraiser launched by his cousin on behalf of his mother to raise money for the funeral. “This is an absolute tragedy.”A few hours later police captured the suspect, whose name is not being released because of his age.Cook said the alleged killer is between 13 and 15 years old.“Anytime you have guns involved with kids, it begs the question, How did he even get the gun?” Cook added.The murder weapon has not been recovered, and it’s not yet known whether the suspect will be charged as a juvenile or as an adult. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.