Panthers’ Luke Kuechly announces shock retirement from NFL


first_imgKuechly, picked No. 9 in the 2012 NFL Draft, finishes his career with 1,092 tackles — the most in the league since he was drafted — and 18 interceptions. He was also part of the 2015 team that reached the Super Bowl, and he helped the Panthers claim three NFC South titles. MORE: NFL players react to Luke Kuechly’s abrupt retirementHe’s been in the middle of it all for the last 8 years.No one did it better.— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 15, 2020″I think now is the right chance for me to move on,” Kuechly said. “It makes me sad because I love playing this game, I’ve played it since I was a kid. It’s my favorite thing in the world to do.”“In my heart, I know it’s the right thing to do.”— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 15, 2020Panthers owner David Tepper added: “Beyond his extraordinary performance on the field, Luke has had a tremendous impact on this organization and region. In my two seasons with Luke, I quickly recognized how special of a person he is. The respect he gives and garners from others as well as the positive impact he has on his peers is second to none.” Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly on Tuesday announced his shock retirement from the NFL at the age of 28.A seven-time Pro Bowler, Kuechly revealed his decision Tuesday following eight seasons in the league.last_img read more

TY students aim to inspire and solve world issues


first_imgFive Loreto Letterkenny Transition Year students are organising the county’s first Mod​​​​el United Nations conference.Lucy O’ Connell, Yasmin Sparks, Vanessa Nunan, Meadhbh Roarty, and Ciara O’ Malley have dedicated their time this year to preparing their fellow pupils, or delegates, for the conference.A Model United Nations conference is a recreation of the United Nations, where students represent different countries from around the world and try to solve real world issues. The conference will take place on the 4th and 5th of May, where each student taking part will represent their delegations (country) and meet at the ‘United Nations General Assembly’ in the school’s Concert Hall.Fruitful debates will take place and the committee are hoping that each student will come away with a richer and more knowledgeable view of the world. After participating in an international Model United Nations conference in Cork, the students were inspired to put on their own event in order to offer their fellow Transition Year students the opportunity to develop the skills they gained. A committee spokesperson said: “We think this is a great opportunity to learn more about the world around us, the issues that affect us and help inform our peers in an interactive way. It is a chance for students to learn first hand about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations.“Our hope is that next year we would be able to offer this fantastic opportunity to other Transition Year students in local secondary schools.“If anyone is interested in support/ sponsorship please email [email protected] or contact the school for further information.”  TY students aim to inspire and solve world issues was last modified: April 4th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:educationLoreto Letterkennymodel UNPoliticslast_img read more