NewsLocal NewsLimerick family’s joy as Darcy found safe and soundBy Editor – June 10, 2013 753 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Sadia Coptu and her brother Adeel with Darcy.A VERY special four-legged friend has been reunited with the Limerick family whose lives have been changed by his arrival in their home.Darcy, a two-year old black labrador who is an Autism assistance dog, went missing last week and was the focus of a huge search campaign to get him back to his heartbroken owner, nine-year old Sadia Coptu.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mallow-based charity Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland launched a social media campaign to locate him.Clare dog warden and ISPCA welfare officer, Frankie Coote rescued the dog from a derelict building, where he had gotten in but could not get out again.“Everyone was involved – taxi drivers, gardai, the public. I kept my phone on all night. I would always try very hard to find any dog that is reported missing but everyone helped and pushed even harder because this dog was owned by a child with special needs”.Darcy went missing in Ennis last week when the family stopped at a garage for a coffee. “There was a very loud noise and he just bolted. He was on the lead but got such a fright he just took off,” Frankie explained.Sadia’s mother, Miriam said the Dooradoyle family were delighted that Darcy had been found safe.“The changes that we have seen with Sadia since the dog arrived have been very important for us. Before, going to the beach or just going for a walk was hell because Sadia has no sense of danger – she would just run off or run on to the road. Now she sticks closely to the dog.“She has become very attached to him. We give Darcy commands and she follows him. It means we can do things as a family”, Miriam said. First Irish death from Coronavirus Email WhatsApp Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleA tasty Limerick dish for Celebrity MasterchefNext articleFoul play ruled out after grandmother’s body found Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended TAGSautism assistance dogDarcyfeaturedFrankie Cootefull-imageSadia Coptu Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL
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According to her, “the association decided to first equip and train the trainers who will then move into the grassroots level to spread their tentacles for the gospel of their talent hunt developmental programme.â€œOur mission is to groom the coaches through what we call train the trainers and thereafter, the coaches will then move into the grassroots for the talent hunt and catch them young developmental event,” she remarked.Mmaduka promised that the federation will use floorball to create the needed empowerment for Nigerians including the youths of this nation through laudable projects and advice parents to always allow their children to practice the sports which will make them better sportsmen and women tomorrowShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Floorball Association (NFA), under the auspices of the International Floorball Federation (IFA), has concluded plans to hold its first programme which is the beginners clinic on November 4 and 5, 2017 at the conference hall of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), in Lagos.President of NFA, Ms Edith Chinenye Mmaduka explained thursday that a total of 100 participants drawn from across the country will pitch up for the two-day exercise which has Mr. Petteri Bergius as the course facilitator.Excited that the course is eventually holding before the end of the year, Mmaduka said that would enable the association to kick start its programme of activities on a full scale.