“Clear strategy” in place for new Croom school

first_imgDeputy Patrick O’DonovanTHE Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) has “a clear strategy in place” to deliver a successful resolution to the proposed new secondary school in Croom, according to Limerick Fine Gael representatives.Deputy Patrick O’Donovan and Cllr Stephen Keary met with officials from the LCETB this week after requesting an update on the progress being made on the plans for the new school.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy O’Donovan said he was “glad to have had the opportunity to discuss the issues which gave rise to the An Bord Pleanála decision to refuse the building of the school”.He added that the Department of Education is fully supportive of the project.Cllr Keary said that the project in Croom would see “a state-of-the-art school big enough for 1,000 students being constructed in the town”.This he said would be “a major stimulus to the area in terms of the construction project and fit out”.The Adare-Rathkeale councillor added he was anxious to see the school progressed for the students attending the existing Coláiste Chiaráin.Both Deputy O’Donovan and Cllr Keary say they are committed to helping to deliver the project and it is understood that work is continuing within the LCETB on the matter.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins last week described the current conditions at the school as “third world-like” and said that parents have complained about students coming home “cold and sick” due to the prefab accommodation. Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Common sense would light up Croom Previous articleAAA called to account over Limerick street collectionsNext article€366,953 spent on undeveloped council sites in Limerick John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie O’Sullivan urges Limerick people affected by flooding to attend briefing TAGSAn Bord PleanalaCllr Stephen KearyColaiste ChiarainCroomDepartment of EducationeducationlimerickLimerick and Clare Education and Training Boardniall collinsPatrick O’Donovan TD Email Printcenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement News“Clear strategy” in place for new Croom schoolBy John Keogh – February 12, 2015 871 Croom festival highlights plight of Maigue crayfish Sod turned on €15 million Croom school campus Facebook An Bord Pleanála grants permission for King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme Dawn of a new era for education in Croomlast_img read more

Watch Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s 4/20 “Jam In The Van” Session In California

first_imgOn April 20th, Jam In The Van took their show on the road, trekking up to Ventura, California in the “Jam Van” and setting up shop on the street in front of The Majestic Theater for a long-awaited session with Chris Robinson Brotherhood ahead of their performance at The Majestic later that night.As Jam In The Van writes in the session description on their website, “We’ve been trying to make this session happen for years, so when we saw The Chris Robinson Brotherhood was playing on 4/20 in Ventura, CA at The Majestic Theater we opted to do something we haven’t done in a while, drive The Van to them and park it on the street right outside the venue. When we first started Jam in the Van that was just how we operated things, every week a new venue, new street, new parking lot… hoping the cops wouldn’t show up and kill the heady. As you can imagine it was pretty stressful, now we usually just have the bands come to us wherever we are at… but I have to admit it was pretty fun doing things the old fashioned way again, especially when you are doing it with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood.”The band played through three tunes, including the recently-debuted “Behold the Seer,” the rippling future-honky-tonk “Sweet Sweet Lullaby” off 2016 EP If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now, and, appropriately, “California Hymn,” from their full-length 2016 project, Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel. You can watch all three videos from the highly anticipated Chris Robinson Brotherhood Jam In The Van session below:“Behold the Seer” “California Hymn” “Sweet Sweet Lullaby” The Chris Robinson Brotherhood has a new studio album, Barefoot In The Head, due out later this year. Next week, Chris Robinson Brotherhood will join Gov’t Mule for a performance at Central Park Summer Stage (5/7/17). For information and tickets the the NYC show and all other upcoming Chris Robinson Brotherhood performances, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Schenley beats Oliver in double overtime thriller

first_imgSchenley will play Punxsutawney in a PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) Class AAA play-in round matchup at Dubois, Pa., Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.“We’re going to try to use our speed up there,” said Bell. “We have our big play guys in Jerome Mathews and DeAndre Black. With their skills and speed, I’m confident that they will make some things happen for us.”In the second overtime, Black scored on a fourth-and-four in the second overtime to strike a scare to the stout Oliver defense and Jackson tacked on the two point conversion. On the ensuing possession, Donte Jeter found Tyree Mathis on their second touchdown hookup of the game from 13 yards out to make things really interesting.However, Mathis went up the middle on the following two-point conversion attempt and it appeared that he’d successfully crossed the goal line when the officials ruled it a free ball. Both teams struggled for the recovery until the ball squirted out of the back of the end zone, signifying a Schenley victory.The Spartan’s celebration was intense, to say the least.“This is an amazing feeling,” said Schenley’s senior lineman Hykeem Moore. “I am so proud of our team. This is an accomplishment that’s way over due. Most of our seniors have played together since junior varsity and we become very close, just like best friends.”Others had things to say about the tight knit nature of this team that led them to this point.“I am very pleased with this year’s team,” said Schenley’s Jamal Walter. “We have worked hard for four years and it has finally happened. We come really far and we’ve done so together.”Schenley beat Oliver by the score of 6-0 in their previous outing. They would go into this game expecting to have a similar outcome as they featured the two stingiest defenses in the league.Among other surprises, senior running back Mathews had one of his quietest games of the season for the Spartans. Suffering from cramps and eventually leaving the game, Mathews only carried the ball eight times for eight yards. That would, of course, include an 11-yard screen pass that he grabbed from quarterback Darren Jackson for the first score of the game. In Mathews’ absence, Jeron Grayson would fill in nicely, helping the team with a 29-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter.On the other hand, running back Martise Smith of Oliver had one of his better performances of the year as he caught three passes for 141 yards. One of which was a 74-yard touchdown pass from Jeter.   Mathis would add rushing scores of six and two yards for the Bears. Jeter would finish with six completions for 16 yards for 160 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions through the air.(Follow our continuing coverage of City League sports and add your comments at newpittsburghcourieronline.com. D.W. Howze can be reached at [email protected]) 2009 CITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS—Schenley players and cheerleaders celebrate winning the City League title Nov. 13 after defeating Oliver 34-32 in two overtimes at Cupples Stadium. See page C-4 for story and more photos. It was the biggest game of the year and it, rightfully so, had the biggest finish. The Schenley Spartans outlasted Oliver, 34-32, in a double OT marathon to take their second title since 1950.“It’s good for the kids,” said Schenley’s head coach Jason Bell. “When we were in the stretch run, especially in the double overtime, the team wasn’t nervous at all. It was by far our worst performance of the season but our guys came through beautifully.”last_img read more