Green Flag flying proudly over Limerick’s People’s Park

first_imgLimerickNewsGreen Flag flying proudly over Limerick’s People’s ParkBy Alan Jacques – July 30, 2019 314 Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleConcerns raised over Punches Cross student developmentNext articleO’Connell Street revitalisation plans lack ambition Alan Jacques Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSGreen FlaglimerickLimerick City and County CouncilPeople’s Park Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Green Flag flying proudly over Limerick’s People’s Park. It was raised by Mayor of Limerick City and County, Michael Sheahan and Michael Sheehan, Park Superintendent Limerick City and County.Picture: Keith WisemanA Green Flag now flies proudly over the People’s Park after the park was chosen as one of the latest recipients of the internationally recognised Green Flag Awards.The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces around the world.It aims to encourage the provision of good quality public parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways and encourages high environmental performance and good management. Parks and green spaces are judged against eight key criteria.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The People’s Park in Limerick city and the Páirc Cois Féile in Abbeyfeale have received the Green Flag Award.This year participating countries included Australia, Belgium, England, Finland, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Wales.The 2019 awards were available to public town parks, country parks, gardens, cemeteries, and green spaces from across the whole country.They are judged every year by a peer jury of green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against the strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, and community involvement.This international award is a recognition that the People’s Park meets the highest possible environmental standards.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “This award is a huge honour for all who work in the Parks Section of the Council. The People’s Park plays an integral part in making Limerick city an attractive place to live and people strongly identify with it. City parks improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our cities and neighbourhoods more attractive places to live and work.”“We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in our city for people to enjoy. I would encourage everyone to get outdoors this summer and enjoy the parks and green spaces that we have on our doorstep in Limerick City and County.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Paul Johnson

first_imgPaul Johnson, 74 of Moores Hill passed away Saturday April 7 at his residence.  Paul was born Saturday December 18, 1943 in Knott County, Kentucky the son of Milford and Irene (Childers) Johnson.  He married Cheryl “Gail” (Plain) Johnson September 11, 1967 and she survives.Paul served his country as a Green Beret in the US Army.  He was a member of the Milan American Legion.  He was in management with Rumpke, where he had worked and retired from.   Paul was a member of the Buena Vista Southern Baptist Church and attended Hope Baptist Church.  He loved bluegrass music, liked stillboard shooting, and spending time with his family.Paul is survived by wife of 50+ years Gail, daughter Joyce (Larry) Schornick of Sunman, sons Lee Johnson of Milan and Jamie (Suzanne) Johnson of Nashville, Tennessee; Grandchildren Danielle, Nicci, Kyle, Keith, Brad, Alyssa, and Cole; Great grandchildren Landon, Ava, Jocelyn, Rylee, and Weston; brothers Graden and Rex Johnson and sisters Geraldine Eldridge and Sandra Johnson; host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Bradford Paul Johnson, brother Dick Johnson and sister Brenda Thomas.Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday April 10, at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 US 50, Dillsboro, 47018 with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in Little Memory Cemetery near Sunman, with full military rites by the Milan American Legion Post #235. Visitation will be 5-8PM Monday, April 9 also at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan handling arrangements.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

NFL Draft 2019 rumors: Steelers looking to trade up

first_imgThe Steelers may want to make a draft-day deal.Pittsburgh is looking to trade up in the first round, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. The team is “exploring the best ways to address” its defensive needs, the report says. Of the teams making calls to potentially move up the draft board tonight, one of the notable ones is the Pittsburgh Steelers, per league sources. Pittsburgh not usually a draft-day mover. But Steelers have defensive needs and are exploring best ways to address them.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2019The Steelers finished last season with a 9-6-1 record and missed the playoffs. They currently hold the 20th overall pick.“In professional football, NFL football, the best way is to draft and keep your own,” Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert said this week. “It’s a team game, it’s something that we try to draft the right people and if we like what we are seeing keep them in the mix and plug in the free agent where the free agent works. Related News “We always talk about the one, two, and three, those players should be significant players that we draft and if we don’t have those guys work out the way you predicted they would, then that creates an issue where you may have to sign more free agents than you liked.”Colbert said the team will “always believe in building through the draft.”“I think you see more of that happening throughout the National Football League,” Colbert said. “Teams believe in the same type of thing because there are less free agents available and sometimes that creates, really, a better market for some of the people to make it to free agency that we’d like to engage in.”The Steelers signed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a two-year, $68 million extension earlier this week. The six-time Pro Bowl player was originally drafted by the team in 2004 has spent his entire 15-year career in Pittsburgh. Eagles bring back Timmy Jernigan on 1-year dealcenter_img NFL trade rumors: 49ers looking to deal Solomon Thomas “The people we draft, the longer we can keep them off the field the better for them historically,” Colbert said. “You really want to go in with these players and delay them getting on the field as long as you can because over time I think Coach would get comfortable with what they can do. But to have them step out and play, more often than not I think it is more detrimental to the player and if he loses his confidence early it’s usually not returnable.”The Steelers allowed 22.5 points per game, which was tied for 16th in the NFL.last_img read more