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Sulky track plan racing ahead for Limerick

first_imgEmail Twitter NewsLocal NewsSulky track plan racing ahead for LimerickBy admin – January 18, 2013 490 The study will form the basis of a public consultation document about what facilities might be needed in the two counties and how existing facilities can maximise their use.“We found there was potential to make better use of existing facilities. There are a lot of venues that are not commercially viable and rely on volunteers to operate”, Mr Lynch told the meeting.Mechanisms need to be put in place to facilitate those who cannot afford to use private facilities and negotiations should be held with the owners of those facilities.Looking at what facilities will be needed in the future, the researchers found that there was a need to locate a medium-sized stadium in Limerick. An equine centre and a sulky racing track are also items on the local authorities wish-list, Mr Lynch said.Committee Chairman Cllr Diarmuid Scully (FG)  said that an equestrian centre  “would have to be open to people who have a tradition of horses.“We see horses being kept on our estates and on halting sites.  In a proper environment, people can experience horses in a way that isn’t against the law”, he added.Mr Lynch said the researchers found that walking and hiking were the two most popular forms of exercise with cycling also featuring high on the list of preferred activities.“Considering the asset that is the river, we should encourage and support water-based sports such as kayaking and canoeing. There is also a need for more children’s playgrounds and outdoor adult gyms and the needs of all age groups and of people with disability need to be taken into account,” he added.Mayor Gerry McLoughlin (Lab) said that it would be ” a huge advantage if there were a cycling route linking Limerick and Ennis”.All the proposals are available on the local authority website and are open for public comment. Linkedin A SULKY racing track, more adult outdoor gyms and an equestrian centre are all proposals being considered as part of a joint sports strategy between Clare and Limerick local authorities. And while equine activities feature prominently on the councils’ wish list, the initial study says the last thing the two counties need are more golf clubs. Planning expert, Ciaran Lynch, this week gave a presentation to the Limerick city council’s committee on future planning based on the outcome of a study into the sporting and recreational needs of the Limerick/Clare area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Print Previous articleGreat Limerick Run goes greenNext articleHumer named as head of elite swimming adminlast_img read more

Struggling Fulham beaten by neighbours Chelsea

first_imgFulham slipped closer to relegation as Scott Parker’s first game as caretaker manager ended in defeat by west London neighbours Chelsea at Craven Cottage.Gonzalo Higuain set Chelsea on their way to a first Premier League away win of 2019 with a high-quality finish from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.Fulham, who sacked Claudio Ranieri on Thursday, produced a spirited display and equalised through Calum Chambers from a corner, awarded after recalled Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s exceptional save had kept out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s volley.They were level for only four minutes, Jorginho’s well placed finish from 20 yards leaving Chelsea only two points adrift of fourth spot.Ryan Sessegnon thought he had equalised in the closing moments but the 18-year-old’s effort was ruled out for offside.Better from Fulham but relegation loomsDespite a 20th league defeat of the season, Fulham fans applauded the home side off the pitch at the end after a much improved performance.Parker demanded a response in his first game and he got one, but time is running out for a team who have looked out of their depth most of the season and have now lost eight of their past nine league games.Relegation is looming for Fulham, who are 10 points from safety with nine games remaining, including home matches with Liverpool and Manchester City.It might have been a different story but for Arrizabalaga.The Chelsea keeper was kept busy with saves from Tom Cairney and Joe Bryan, but his acrobatic first-half stop to deny Mitrovic, with the score 1-0 to Chelsea, was outstanding.It resulted in a corner from which Chambers, who was left totally unmarked, equalised. But Chelsea were soon level again.In a frantic ending, Serbia forward Mitrovic could have equalised but headed straight at Arrizabalaga before Sessegnon put the ball in the back of the net only for a tight offside call to go against him.Parker has described his new role as an “audition” and he certainly got a reaction from his players. Now he has to find a way of turning decent performances into points.Kepa back with a bangSeven days ago Chelsea were portrayed as a club in meltdown after goalkeeper Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted during the Carabao Cup final defeat by Manchester City.The Spanish keeper was dropped for the midweek win against Tottenham but was back in the team at Fulham as Chelsea made it back-to-back wins in the league.With the game goalless, Arrizabalaga was lucky to escape after dropping the ball at the feet of Ryan Babel on the edge of the six-yard area.But he made up for his mistake with a wonderful save to deny Mitrovic and was badly let down by his defenders for Chambers’ goal.Chelsea were far from their fluent best and they wasted chances to put the game out of sight before Fulham’s late rally.Towards the end of the first half, Higuain, who now has three goals in five league games for the club, missed a great opportunity to make it 3-1, before Fulham keeper Sergio Rico produced a sublime one-handed save to keep out the Argentine.With Chelsea having a game in hand over the teams above them, the race to finish in a Champions League spot could yet go to the final weekend of the season.–Source: BBClast_img read more