Pride of Place puts paid to County Limerick estate’s reputation for…

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPride of Place puts paid to County Limerick estate’s reputation for antisocial behaviourBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2015 812 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleWater protest heats up in LimerickNext articleThe Next Stage for Niall O’Halloran Alan Jacques center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAll Ireland Pride of PlaceBallyhoura DevelopmentcastleconnelllimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick City and County Council Tenants ForumScanlon Park Advertisement Linkedin by Alan [email protected] COUNTY Limerick housing estate once plagued by antisocial behaviour is now making final preparations to impress the judges in the All Ireland Pride of Place Competition.Representing Limerick in the Housing Estate category, Scanlon Park in Castleconnell is now a vibrant estate with a lot of activity down to the hard work of its residents association over the past decade.Families living in the estate are currently in full swing to prepare for the arrival next month of judges for the All Ireland Pride of Place Competition.There are almost 90 houses in the Castleconnell estate with a wide range of residents – young families and children, older residents and single people. There are also several generations of families within the estate, which gives a great sense of community.Residents spokesperson, Mags Byrnes, said that new members have recently joined the residents association and have organised a wide range of estate activities including barbecues and sports days, day trips, clean ups and other events.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These events are open to all residents of any age and are kept as affordable as possible,” she explained.“The residents committee are members of Limerick City and County Council Tenants Forum and meet regularly with Ballyhoura Development regarding various activities, supports and funding which may be available to them. They have completed committee skills training and drafted an estate action plan.”The Park has strong links to the local community, particularly the Tidy Towns group and many sports clubs that residents, both adults and children, are involved in.The Lisnagry Soccer club have their pitch within the estate and St Joseph’s Graveyard shares the estate entrance.Ms Byrnes pointed out that the estate once had a reputation for antisocial behaviour in the past but this is no longer the case due to the active work of the residents and support from Limerick County Council.“We’re delighted to have our years of hard work recognised and are looking forward to showing off all our achievements in July,” she concluded. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Aaron Tveit Joins Social Media & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Aaron Tveit Gets SocialAt last…Your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit is now on Instagram and Twitter! Tveitertots around the world celebrated on August 27 as the stage and screen star sent out his inaugural Instagram post and tweet: “Finally decided to join the 21st Century. Next up… cell phone!” The timing couldn’t be better as Tveit’s got an exciting few months ahead to keep us up to date with. Not only will he appear at Darren Criss’ Elsie Fest next month, but he’ll then don Danny Zuko’s leather jacket for Fox’s forthcoming live telecast of Grease on January 31, 2016. Now over to you, Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle, surely it’s time to stop holding out on us and to drop your social media-phobe ways…Jessica Lange Eyeing Return to AHSWill Oscar winner Jessica Lange return to American Horror Story? “I’ve been talking to her,” the series’ co-creator Ryan Murphy told EW. “It’s always possible. I’m trying to deal with her play schedule.” Lange is, of course, returning to Broadway next spring in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Murphy only has himself to blame over her availability though—he is mounting the production himself along with Roundabout. Previews are scheduled to begin on March 31, 2016 at the American Airlines Theatre.Watch Serena Williams Sing Little MermaidThe Little Mermaid may no longer be on the Great White Way but it remains in Serena Williams’ heart. The sporting superstar took part in karaoke at Delta Open Mic Night on August 26, where she serenaded the lucky guests with “Under the Sea” from the Disney classic below. We think this is the perfect warm up for the U.S. Open. But then we would, wouldn’t we?last_img read more

Caldwell boys win first round state tournament game

first_imgWheatland14138176–58 Sumner Newscow report — The Caldwell boys basketball team advanced to the second round of the Class 1A Division II State Basketball Tournament in Dodge City with an exciting 65-58 overtime victory over Grinnell-Wheatland-Grainfield Friday night.Caldwell (20-4) will play Sharon Springs-Wallace County (22-2) on Friday at 8:15 p.m. at the Dodge City Events Center.The Bluejays survived a last second shot by a Thunderhawk player who took an inbound pass and threw up a prayer from over 25 feet. It banked in to send the the game into overtime to tie the game at 52-all.A Sumner Newscow reader sent us this picture. Look at the clock on the far left and the Wheatland-Grainfield player shooting the last second shot. As you can see, the shot should have been voided, because he had not released the ball yet.Once in overtime, Wheatland would open the extra frame with a deuce. Then Kaden Hallen, who scored 28 points for the game, would hit a deuce and free throw thereafter.With 29.1 seconds, Dilyn Lee would then break a 58-all tie with a layup and free throw thereafter. After a Wheatland missed on the other end, Halling hit two free throws. He would hit two more before clinching victory.Wallace County won its game against Fowler 68-44.Caldwell 65, Wheatland-Grin. 58, OT  Wheatland-Grinnell: Heier 6-17 0-0 15, Zimmerman 3-11 3-3 9, Goetz 7-10 0-0 17, Schwarz 0-3 0-0 0, Holaday 5-7 0-0 10, Esparza 0-0 0-0 0, Ostmeyer 2-4 0-0 5, Prewo 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 24-54 3-3 58.Caldwell: Bruey 0-1 0-0 0, Halling 12-20 4-5 28, Ward 7-19 2-3 19, Kendrick 2-7 2-4 6, Wencel 2-9 0-0 4, Lee 3-4 2-3 8, Stuewe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-60 10-15 65.Three-point shooting – Wheatland 7-23 (Goetz 3-5, Heier 3-9, Ostmeyer 1-2, Schwarz 0-2, Zimmerman 0-5), Caldwell 3-13 (Ward 3-9, Lee 0-1, Kendrick 0-3). Rebounds – Wheatland 33 (Heier 8), Caldwell 35 (Wencel 13). Fouls – Wheatland 17, Caldwell 13.Follow us on Twitter. ‘ Caldwell1012161413–65last_img read more