NewsLocal News‘Killjoys’ invade Castletroy playground car spacesBy admin – February 6, 2012 679 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Email Linkedin INCONSIDERATE parents and car-owning college students are labelled as killjoys by families with young children wishing to access the playground amenities at the beautifully appointed Castletroy Park. The purpose built car park has signage which clearly indicates that it it is for park users only.However, complaints have been made to the Limerick Post that it is virtually impossible to find a space at specific times at school-times.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Said one irate parent: “It is being used as a drop-off and collection point for students at Castletroy College.“There is a constant stream of school-bound traffic both in and out of the car park, which in itself, presents a danger to parents with children wishing to avail of the play area”.When the Limerick Post arrived on one afternoon, the car park was completely full (see picture), yet there wasn’t a child or parent to be seen in the vicinity.Two adults were spotted walking in the park.A woman driver, with two children in the back seat, failed to find a parking spot and drove on.On another visit, a similar situation existed.A park attendant explained to the Limerick Post that there were periods each weekday when parents avoided taking their children to the playground because of the difficulty in securing a car space.“As you can see, the car park is now full but hardly a person in sight.“There are even students with their own cars and who leave them here all day.“It is most unfair…this facility was specifically built for families with young children and those who want to take a leisurely stroll. It is like this at mornings, lunch time and early afternoons”.A spokesperson for Limerick County Council confirmed they had received complaints from visitors to Castletroy Park.At the time of going to press, The Limerick Post awaits a response from Castletroy College. Print Previous articleWild Atlantic Drive to reinvent region as tourist destinationNext article50- year-old widow jailed for carrying drugs admin
Ghana’s Jordan Ayew has picked up his second monthly club award at Crystal Palace by being voted the ManBetX player for October. The latest gong adds to what he picked up in month of August.In the month under review, Ayew scored against West Ham and Arsenal on the road to help Palace pick up a win and draw.Fans gave 35 percent of their votes to the Ghanaian while Gary Cahill got 21 and James McArthur 16 percent respectively.Ayew told Crystal Palace’s official website that he was pleased with the level of recognition he was getting but his work was highly complimented by his team mates and he was more concerned with the success of the team.“It’s a pleasure, obviously. I work really hard and I have the support from the players, from the staff, from the football club and from the fans. Everything’s good.“I’ll just keep on working and never stop working. It gives me more hunger for more hard work and to get to where the club wants to get to. That is a positive thing and without the players I wouldn’t win this award so I have to thank everyone and thank the players especially.“I just try to do my best for the team. If I can chip in a few goals it’s a positive thing. But the important thing for me is for the team to win and that is what I try to do every time I’m on the pitch, to make sure we win games.“That is my mentality. I don’t like to lose so I want to win every game and whether I score or whether my partner scores, I am very happy.”Ayew and his team mates will face Leicester City at Selhurst Park on Sunday at 2pm in the Premier League and the game will be live on Citi 97.3 FM.