Calling on All Limerick Parents and Teachers to Register for SPAR…

first_imgWhatsApp Republic of Ireland internationals Jack Byrne and Amber Barrett were on hand today to help launch the SPAR FAI School Zone. One school in Limerick will win a specially commissioned  SPAR FAI football kit for their school; all they need to do to enter is for teachers  to register for the lesson plans online. One school selected from all participating schools nationwide will win a grand prize of a Zoom call with three Irish International players for their class. “We’ve been supporting the FAI for over 6years now through our sponsorship of the SPAR Primary Schools 5s competition. It’s been an exceptional year for teachers, parents and students and while the SPAR 5s may not be going ahead we are equally delighted to be sponsoring this initiative.So much work has gone into this programme to make it educational, fun and easy to deliver for parents and teachers alike. By signing up you’ll not only have all the resources and lessons delivered straight to your email but you’ll be in with a chance of winning brilliant prizes for a school in every county in Ireland.” Sign up now by visiting: https://www.fai.ie/domestic/spar-fai-school-zone/register/ & www.spar.ie Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Dora GolaNext articleLet There Be Theatre – the actor announced to read the play this Saturday for Limerick is Liam O’Brien Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Speaking about the initiative, SPAR ambassador Jack Byrne said, ‘I’m delighted to be working with SPAR and the FAI to support this fantastic initiative. It is great to see SPAR supporting teachers and parents by sponsoring the School Zone concept, a resource that makes football relevant in so many innovative ways. I’m sure that it’s been a tough year for teachers, parents and students and that these lesson plans will bring everyday subjects to life in a new and exciting way.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live The sponsorship of the SPAR FAI School Zone initiative, developed by the FAI, is a continuation of SPAR’s dedication to grassroots football, following on from the successful SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme. Commenting on the new initiative, SPAR Sales Director, Colin Donnelly said: Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSPAR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash THE SPAR FAI School Zone is a new digital learning platform for teachers and parents of primary school children in 4th, 5th and 6th class offering interactive and engaging lesson plans designed with both the classroom and home schooling in mind. The lesson plans have been designed in consultation with a panel of teachers and promise to engage, educate and enthuse students. Email Print Linkedin Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Fellow SPAR ambassador Amber Barrett, and qualified teacher, added,“We hope everyone enjoys learning from the SPAR FAI School Zone. As a qualified teacher I know how difficult the last year has been and the importance of finding new and interesting ways to make learning exciting. The lessons have been designed to be really easy to deliver and are backed up with easy to use resources and videos.”’  Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new teaching resource will be hosted on the FAI’s website with innovative football themed lessons uploaded twice a week over the course of 4 weeks – beginning on the 15th of March and running until the 12th of April. The heavily resourced and user-friendly lessons covering core subjects such as Maths, History, Geography, English, Art, Irish and healthy eating will be emailed to teachers and parents weekly along with answer sheets. LimerickNewsCalling on All Limerick Parents and Teachers to Register for SPAR FAI School Zone and a chance to Win Football Kit for their SchoolBy Sarah Carr – March 9, 2021 59 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

A Whitsundays island could be yours for the price of a Fig Tree Pocket home

first_imgPoole Island in the Whitsundays has hit the market at $1.2 million.Poole Island comes complete with two homes and sheds, an aircraft runway and handmade rock swimming pool.Buyers will have their first opportunity to inspect the island late this Sunday, October 21 and then again on Tuesday, October 23. “They live in Melbourne and the kids now no longer want to trek that far to the island, which is often the case with islands, it’s the kids that end up determining whether they keep them or they move them on. MORE: Property market hit by the Tinder effect How one agent is worming himself into the market Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels432p432p288p288p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPoole Island01:49FOR the median price of house in Fig Tree Pocket in Brisbane, or Minyama on the Sunshine Coast, you can purchase an entire island at the Whitsundays.The 20ha Poole Island has been offered to the market for the first time in 40 years, and you can pick it up for just $1.2 million.To put that in perspective, a one-bedroom unit in Sydney is on the market for $1.16 million.You get a bit more bang for your buck in Melbourne, with a three bedroom unit up for grabs for $1.15 million. But neither of those options are located on the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Australian Islands island and resort specialist Richard Vanhoff said he had already received hundreds of inquiries since the property launched on Monday (October 15).“We’ve had probably well over 1000 inquires so far, which has been huge,” Mr Vanhoff said. “It was quite a substantial operation on the island and it was very exciting,” he saidMr Vanhoff said the 93-year-old owner put the island up for sale as his family no longer visited it.“It’s a place where he brought up his children for holidays and it’s just a family island,” he said. The island was first developed as a commercial property in the 1800s and still has some evidence of its former existence. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoHe said the property, now zoned residential, once had a commercial operation as the first place in Queensland to store frozen meat to be distributed internationally. Its deep water access meant large vessels could call in to collect meat to distribute it up and down the coast and even go overseas. Claudia Karvan warehouse for sale MORE: Late bookmarker’s home a hot ticket “Being in his nineties, he’s had enough, he’s going to hang around Melbourne and live out his years there I guess.” The island has a large home facing the Coral Sea with a second house that was built in the late 1800s. How Kylie Jenner is cashing in The island has its own 700ft runway to cater for small aircraft or helicopter from either Airlie Beach or Bowen. Inside the main residence.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgSchools in the area are calling off classes so students and staff can attend “The Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade” on Wednesday morning. Officials announced the celebration shortly after the Chiefs defeated San Francisco 31-20 on Sunday. The festivities will include a victory rally at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, shortly after the parade ends. Fans were taking pictures in front of a newly installed sign inside Union Station that proclaims the Chiefs “World Champions!”In other NFL news:—The Super Bowl has put a halt to a four-year decline in viewership. The Nielsen company said that 99.9 million people watched the Kansas City Chiefs come from behind to beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. That’s a rebound from the 98.5 million people who watched the Super Bowl in 2019. The event is by far the most-watched television event of the year, but it had been slowly declining since hitting a peak of 114.4 million viewers in 2015.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL POLLBaylor strengthens hold on No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SUPER BOWLChiefs fans preparing for super celebrationKMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs fans are flocking to buy T-shirts, lining up for photos and preparing to skip out on work for a celebratory parade after the team won its first Super Bowl in 50 years. Associated Press February 3, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: Top-ranking Baylor is on the road to play Kansas St., while No. 3 Kansas is home against Texas.NBA SCHEDULENBA offers 10-game slateUNDATED (AP) — For sports fans looking to fill a void with the end of the NFL season, the NBA offers a 10-game slate tonight.Two quality teams get the evening started in Indianapolis, where the Pacers host the Mavericks. Dallas will be missing star Luka Doncic, who sprained an ankle in practice last week and isn’t expected back until Feb. 10 at the earliest. Meanwhile, Indiana finally got everyone back in its lineup Saturday night, but still dropped a 92-85 decision to the Knicks. And out West, the Timberwolves visit the Kings in Sacramento and the L.A. Clippers play host to the San Antonio Spurs.In other NBA news:—The Los Angeles Lakers’ first game since Kobe Bryant’s death was the second-most watched regular-season NBA game on ESPN. The game against the Portland Trail Blazers averaged 4.41 million viewers. The only telecast to surpass that since ESPN resumed NBA coverage in 2002 was a January 2003 game between the Lakers and Houston Rockets that featured the first matchup between Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming.NHL SCHEDULEThree games in the NHLcenter_img No. 9 Maryland and No. 11 Auburn made the week’s biggest jumps. Each rose six spots.No. 21 Creighton and No. 23 Arizona re-entered the poll. Wichita State and Rutgers fell out.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEThree top 10 teams on the courtUNDATED (AP) — No. 8 Florida State leads tonight’s Top-25 men’s college basketball schedule. They are on their home court against North Carolina. — Another a pair of top teams meet in Miami, where the Heat and the 76ers tip-off. Miami is back home after a road win in Orlando Saturday, where the Heat got big contributions not only from Jimmy Butler, but also center Meyers Leonard and rookier Tyler Herro. Philadelphia and its All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are coming off a loss in Boston Saturday.— The rest of the schedule has Golden State at Washington, Cleveland hosting the New York Knicks and Orlando visiting Charlotte.The Celtics take a three-game win-streak into Atlanta, where they’ll look to take advantage of a struggling Hawks team.Phoenix is at Brooklyn, where the Nets will be without Kyrie Irving. He’s out for at least a week with a sprained medial ligament in his right knee.Memphis is home against Detroit. UNDATED (AP) — The most intriguing matchup in a 3-game NHL schedule tonight is in Toronto, where the Maple Leafs will host the Florida Panthers.The Panthers trail the Leafs by just two points for third in the Atlantic Division, and have played two fewer games. But Toronto is hot, having won three in a row, while Florida is looking to rebound after being shutout in Montreal Saturday night.Philadelphia looks to improve its position in the playoff chase with a visit to Detroit. The Flyers are in the thick of the races for the third spot in the Metropolitan Division or a wild card. The Red Wings have the worst record in the league, with only 12 wins on the season.The Dallas Stars are in the middle of the Western Conference playoff pack. They are in New York tonight to play a Rangers team that’s been showing signs of life as it tries to avoid losing contact with the wildcard contenders.MLB NEWS Chacin-Twins minor league deal; Yanks’ catchingUNDATED (AP) — Jhoulys Chacín (joh-LEES’ cha-SEEN’) has finalized a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins after a miserable 2019 season that saw him go from an opening day start to an August release.The 32-year-old right-hander was 15-8 with a 3.50 ERA for Milwaukee in 2018 after signing a $15.5 million, two-year deal with the Brewers. He beat St. Louis on opening day last year and won at Cincinnati in his second start. Then he went 1-10 with a 6.00 ERA in his next 17 starts.Elsewhere:— The Yankees have more competition in the job for backup catcher. Three players — Erik Kratz, Josh Thole and Chris Iannetta — have agreed to minor league contracts. Austin Romine, Gary Sánchez’s backup the last three seasons, became a free agent and agreed to a contract with Detroit. Kyle Higashioka is the only other catcher on New York’s 40-man roster. UNDATED (AP) — Baylor has strengthened its hold on No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.The Bears received 49 of 65 first-place votes in the latest poll to stay comfortably ahead of Gonzaga and Kansas. The Bears are atop the rankings for a third straight week.Nos. 1-4 remained unchanged, continuing a stretch of stability in what has been an unpredictable season with a record-tying seven different teams reaching No. 1.Atlantic Coast Conference leader Louisville climbed a spot to No. 5, followed by Dayton, Duke, Florida State and Maryland – which jumped six spots to No. 9 after beating Iowa last week for its fourth straight win.Villanova rounded out the top 10.last_img read more

Conor Benn destroys Jussi Koivula with 2nd-round TKO to retain WBA belt

first_img“Kieron Conway put up a great fight, he’s a tough boy, he has a great work rate, but I do believe I clearly won by four rounds,” he said after the fight. “But it is what it is. I’m gutted. I’m still champ but I deserved the win.”Conway can take a lot of positives from this draw. Expect him to challenge again for the British title. Also on the card:Otha Jones III def. Michael Horabin via a first-round TKO (referee stopped fight); lightweights.Craig Richards def. Andre Sterling via unanimous decision (117-111, 116-111, 115-112); British light heavyweight title final eliminator.Shannon Courtenay def. Valerija Sepetovska via second-round TKO (referee stopped fight; bantamweights.Charles Frankham def. Ilgvars Krauklis via first-round knockout; super featherweights.Recce Bellotti def. Josue Bendana via fourth-round knockout; featherweights.Anthony Fox def. Duane Sinclair. 79-73 on points; light heavyweights Conor Benn defended his WBA Continental welterweight title in empathic fashion Friday, defeating Jussi Koivula via second-round TKO at London’s York Hall.”The Destroyer” (15-0, 10 KOs) rallied after taking a lot of punishment in the opening round of his debut as a headliner. Koivula (24-7-1, nine KOs) caught him with a right hand early and looked determined to get the job done inside the first three minutes. The “Ice Man” continued to take the fight to the 22-year-old champ and eventually sent him stumbling back to the ropes with a left hand. Koivula easily won Round 1 and silenced the crowd, which began to grow nervous. Benn looked to match Koivula’s work rate in the second; finally, with 1:15 gone, he landed a short left hook that sent the Finnish fighter to the canvas. It wasn’t long before Koivula was down again after a flurry of punches. The referee stopped the fight with 53 seconds remaining in the round after Benn backed Koivula up against the ropes and landed a big right hook followed by a left hook.Join DAZN to watch 100+ fight nights a year”He came out firing, tried to throw me out (of) my game plan,” Benn said after the fight. “He thought I was a little boy. I knew he was going to come out like a 35-year-old man, and he thought he could bully me around, but I wasn’t having any of it.””I wanted to get the balance right, the old Conor Benn and the new and improved Conor Benn,” he added. “I think I showed a little bit of both today.”Said promoter Eddie Hearn: “Three of four fights ago I don’t think [Benn] would have of reacted like that.””Now we move into the danger zone, the likes of [Samuel] Vargas and Josh Kelly,” Hearn added. “That could end up being a huge domestic fight, Josh Kelly against Conor Benn.”Co-main event: Ted Cheeseman retains British super welterweight title after split draw with Kieron ConwayCheeseman (15-1-1, nine KOs) defended his Lord Lonsdale belt one fight after suffering a unanimous decision defeat to Sergio Garcia for the EBU European super welterweight title. The judges scored the bout 115-114 for Cheeseman, 116-113 for Conway and 114-114.”The Big Cheese” showed power and persistence against a game opponent.He started on the front foot and landed the better shots in the early rounds, working the body well before going upstairs. As the fight entered the middle rounds, however, Conway (12-1-1, three KOs) grew in confidence and started to land with hook after hook to the body. With blood coming from Cheeseman’s nose in the fifth, Conway continued to land the jab before setting up combos to the head and body. Cheeseman, with his head down and his hands up, walked into the shots before landing a few combos of his own when he backed up Conway against the ropes.With both men fighting on the inside and happy to trade blows, the bout turned into a test of who wanted it more. Cheeseman’s experience appeared to pay dividends in the final two rounds as he delivered well-placed body shots that slowed Conway. Cheeseman looked deflated by the decision.last_img read more