NewsCommunityPoliticsCouncil must walk the walk on Askeaton Slí na SláinteBy Alan Jacques – February 9, 2019 812 Deputy Tom Neville on an overgrown section of the Askeaton Sl na SlinteLIMERICK City and County Council has been told to uphold their commitment to the Outdoor Recreation Scheme and come up with the €29,620 required for the permanent surfacing of the Askeaton Slí na Sláinte walkway.Fine Gael TD Tom Neville explained that the Government recently approved funding of €118,480 for Askeaton Slí na Sláinte under the Outdoor Recreation Scheme through the Department of Rural and Community Development.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A condition of the grant is that the final 20 per cent (€29,620) was to be funded through Limerick City and County Council’s own resources.“As the Council have applied for the Department grant, they must now fulfil their side of the equation and immediately sanction the 20 per cent funding to get this project going,” Deputy Neville told the Limerick Post.“I have been campaigning for a permanent surface for over two years, a period of which the people of Askeaton and the surrounding area have had too long to wait. They have had to put up with weeds moss and overgrown scrub year in and year out. There has been no works done on the walkway as the application for this permanent project has cited,” he claimed.Deputy Neville welcomed the local authority’s recognition of the project by their application to the department but he does not want to see the project delayed now by the Council themselves.“The power to get this project moving is now fully in Limerick City and County Council’s hands. The Government have recognised the validity of the project and the Council must now make it happen.“I am calling for an immediate start to the project with a timeline of works with an estimated completion date. The people of Askeaton and surrounding parishes have waited far too long for this to happen and its now imperative that its made happen. The Council must make this permanent solution and reality immediately.”A spokesman for the local authority said they were delighted the Department of Department of Rural and Community Development has decided to fund improvements to the Askeaton Slí na Sláinte route under the Outdoor Recreation Scheme.“Provisions are now being made in the council budgets to match funding totalling 20 per cent of the total cost as set out in the scheme,” he added. Advertisement Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Limerick on Covid watch list Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Previous articleAughinish in line for new investmentNext articleEnergy generating pressure pads for ships leaves Limerick school on crest of wave Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Linkedin TAGSCommunityNewspolitics Email Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season on Monday night to the Mr. Vernon Lady Marauders by a final score of 4-1. Mt. Vernon came out ready to play from the get go and had Batesville on their heels for the first 15 minutes.With 28 minutes to play in the half, the Lady Marauders attacked the right wing as the Batesville defense retreated. The ball was dropped to the top of the 18 as Stindle stepped into her shot and hit it past the outreached gloves of Olive Cerniglia. Batesville wouldn’t go down without a fight however. With 10 minutes to play in the half, Carlie Werner drew a foul deep in Mt. Vernon territory. Denise Davalos stepped up with a driven free kick that the goalkeeper had no chance to save. The 1-1 game didn’t last even a minute, as the Lady Marauders drove right down the field on the kickoff and netted their second goal of the game.In the second half, Batesville showed their toughness and played very well. They outshot Mt. Vernon 11-2 in the second half and 15-10 for the game, but it was Mt. Vernon’s shots that ended up on the scoreboard. With the game 2-1 for much of the second half, the Lady Marauders would get two counterattack goals away from the run of much of the play in the half. The first one came with 30 minutes to play and the second came with 10 minutes to play.“I was pleased with our effort in the second half. We showed our toughness and didn’t get down on ourselves. We are battling a lot of injuries right now so the key to this week is getting healthy while still trying to compete at a high level. We will learn from this match and begin building our momentum back these next 2 weeks before sectionals.” Coach Laker commented on the match.The JV girls soccer team took on the Mt. Vernon Mauraders on Monday evening. With only 40 minutes to play the girls started with intensity and finished that way as well. With possession being about 60/40, with the Bulldogs in control, they had many opportunities to take. Unfortunately, the ladies were unable to finish a shot and scored no goals in the half. The Lady Mauraders on the other hand were able to finish one goal and maintain their lead. The ending score was 0-1.JV Writeup by Coach Griggs
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Left-hander Kyle Mayers continued his run-spree with an unbeaten half-century as Barbados Pride dominated Windward Islands Volcanoes to install themselves as favourites for a convincing win on today’s final day.The 27-year-old hit an aggressive unbeaten 62 off 43 balls as the hosts, resuming Saturday’s penultimate day of the sixth round fixture at Kensington Oval on six without loss, declared their second innings on 239 for four.Opener Shayne Moseley struck 60, Justin Greaves stroked an unbeaten 53 while Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite chipped in with 49.Set 399 for victory, Volcanoes slumped to 37 for three courtesy a double strike from Test seamer Kemar Roach (2-21) before recovering to reach 73 without further loss.Alick Athanaze, a ‘concussion substitute’ for the injured Desron Maloney, was unbeaten on 21 and was involved in an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 36 with Devon Smith (16 not out).Volcanoes require a further 325 runs for victory with seven wickets remaining.Starting the day with a lead of 165 runs, Pride rammed home their advantage through a series of solid partnerships.First, Moseley and Brathwaite extended their opening partnership to 114, carrying the hosts to lunch on 99 to ensure Volcanoes went without success in the first session.Moseley counted eight fours off 111 deliveries in 141 minutes while Brathwaite hit five fours off 90 balls in 156 minutes.Captain Kavem Hodge (2-44) got the breakthrough when he trapped Moseley lbw with his left-arm spin and then bowled Test batsman Shamar Brooks in the same over without scoring.And when fast bowler Ray Jordan removed Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich (2), Pride had lost four wickets for 21 runs to be 135 for four.Mayers, however, who struck a career-best hundred in the first innings, took charge for Pride in an unbroken 104-run partnership with Greaves.Playing in his usual positive style, Mayers crunched three fours and four sixes while Greaves faced 78 balls and counted three fours and two fours in just over an hour-and-a-half at the crease.