‘Killjoys’ invade Castletroy playground car spaces

first_imgNewsLocal News‘Killjoys’ invade Castletroy playground car spacesBy admin – February 6, 2012 679 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Emailcenter_img 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 adminlast_img read more

Rick Pitino’s Greek team advances to finals after opponent just quit at halftime

first_imgMORE: Pitino has “deep interest” in coaching NBA team”We should have left earlier,” Olympiakos general director Christos Stavropoulos told reporters. “The Greek state needs to take measures to clean this filth.”Olympiakos players received three fouls in the first 28 seconds, and Panathinaikos held a 40-25 lead at halftime. But while Olympiakos blamed the refs, Panathinaikos owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos saw things differently.”It was something already planned,” he told reporters. “It seems that they cannot pay their players. They threw the towel and now they say that they don’t like the refs. Maybe the Aggelopoulos family wants to leave Olympiakos and to blame us and the refs. It’s unacceptable. You lose or win on the court.”And as if things weren’t weird enough, Giannakopoulos apparently tried to send a message after the game: Basketball:Panathinaikos – Olympiacos 13.02.2019.Olympiacos left the game at halftime while complaining about the referees.After that Panathinaikos owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos put a pair of woman’s underwear on the empty bench of Olympiacos. pic.twitter.com/NVXNWF8wg1— When Sunday Comes (@WSCsupporters) February 13, 2019As a result of the forfeit, Olympiakos could face points deductions in the Greek league.Pitino took to Twitter to comment about the bizarre finish afterward.Well in 42 years of coaching I, thought I had seen it all. Up 15 at halftime. Motivating my team to come out with great intensity the first 5 minutes. We were fired up except Olympiakos never came back out. Game over. Onto the Greek Cup finals in Crete on Sunday #paobc— Rick Pitino (@RealPitino) February 13, 2019Pitino’s team thus will advance to the Greek Cup final against PAOK. Rick Pitino has had a long career as a basketball coach, but he saw something new this week.During a Greek Cup semifinal game against Pitino’s Panathinaikos, the Olympiakos team just quit at halftime. And not in the cliched sense that they didn’t play well. They literally didn’t come back onto the court for the second half. The team, led by former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, apparently was upset by the refereeing that took place.last_img read more