Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Print Email Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleAccident victims Paul and Jeffrey remembered in musicNext articleNews round up Monday September 6 admin NewsLocal NewsRents in Limerick buck the trendBy admin – September 6, 2010 557 RENTS in Limerick increased by 0.5% in July, in marked contrast to other parts of the country where they fell by between 1% and 3%, according to the latest report published by the property website Daft.ie. The average rent by Shannonside in the second quarter of 2010 was €700.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One local auctioneer told the Limerick Post that the 0.5% increase could possibly be attributed to students hunting for suitable accommodation prior to the reopening of third level colleges.“I suppose it could be asked why Limerick has bucked the trend when there are big student populations in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Waterford.“Maybe there is a wider choice in those places making the market more competitive…I don’t know, really.“While there is a lot of purpose built units close to LIT, UL and Mary Immaculate, it has been noted that many students are opting to go it alone and renting houses and flats in nearby estates, which can work out cheaper than student apartment blocks.“What can be said is that landlords are now more conscious of their obligations and have upgraded their properties. Likewise, students have become very selective in their requirements”.The average asking rent in the country was just over €835 per month, down 5% on the same time last year.Commenting on the report, Ronan Lyons, Economist with Daft.ie said, “The year-on-year fall in rents is now at its slowest pace in two years, suggesting that the rental market may be close to stabilising. Nonetheless, the total stock of properties available to rent remains high, which means we are unlikely to see rents rising rapidly in the near future.”Rents in Munster fell by 1.1% between April and June, having been largely static in the first three months of the year.The average rent in Limerick city in the second quarter of 2010 was €700, while the average in the rest of the county was €650. This represents falls of €220 and €150 from their peaks in 2008.Even though there has been an upwards trend in Limerick prices, they are still considerably lower than in the Celtic Tiger years.This is the third year in a row that rents have been lower at national level than the previous year.Compared with 2007, a typical student renting a two-bedroom property could expect to save between €1,500 and €4,000 over the course of the academic year.The cost of accommodation for students still varies significantly around the country, with the average for a double room in Dublin city centre about twice the cost of renting in Athlone, Castlebar and Tralee.
Teenagers India Clyburn and Bradley Moore have sealed impressive seasons by each topping the table in the England Golf junior Orders of Merit.Moore, 17, from Kedleston Park in Derbyshire, won the Titleist/FootJoy boys’ Order of Merit for a record second successive year. Meanwhile, Clyburn, 18, from Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, collected a host of titles to win the Ascot Golf girls’ Order of Merit in her final year as a junior.Moore, an England and Great Britain boy international, led the way with more than 60,000 points, over 10,000 ahead of his international colleague and good friend Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), while Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) was third.“I’m really pleased to top the merit list for the second time,” said Moore. “What makes it more rewarding is that I played less boys’ events this year because of exams.“But I’ve got my game up to another level because I’ve had more top threes this year while I had a lot of top tens in 2013.”Moore had two significant victories this year. He won the Midland boys’ qualifying and the Irish boys’ open at Thurles, while he finished runner-up in the McEvoy Trophy – where he was defending champion – and in the English boys’ championship for the Carris Trophy. He was also a quarter finalist in the British boys’ championship.India is the second Clyburn to win the girls’ Order of Merit, following in the footsteps of her sister, Holly, who took the title in 2009 and has gone on to become a winner on the Ladies European Tour.India kick-started her year when she represented England in the European girls’ team championship. “It was a really good experience and it set me up. I was so happy to be picked for the team and playing well against the top Europeans gave me confidence.”Within a week she won the Scottish junior open by a record 12 shots and she went on to win the English girls’ championship, the girls’ title at the Daily Telegraph junior championship and the Royal Birkdale scratch trophy. She was also in England’s winning teams at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals – winning all six of her matches at the girls’ event.India, who will be going to North Carolina State University in the USA next year, commented: “Winning the order of merit is a good achievement because it sums up your year.”Leading points totalsFootJoy/Titleist boys Order of Merit:1. Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) 60,1782. Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest) 50,0003. Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood) 33,1644. Jamie Li (Bath) 32,9565. Oliver Farrell (Evesham) 25,8176. Matty Lamb (Hexham) 25,0487. Jamie Dick (Forest Hills) 24,9118. Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak) 23,2289. Harry Hall (West Cornwall) 21,80710. George Gardner (Castle Royle) 19,880Ascot Golf girls’ Order of Merit1. India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 755.0002. Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) 682.5003. Sophie Keech (Parkstone) 537.5004. Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 491.3335. Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor) 488.8756. Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) 482.8337. Lizzie Prior (Burhill) 475.8338. Lauren Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 474.0009. Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) 399.500.10. Annabel Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 391.500Image copyright Leaderboard Photography 4 Dec 2014 Clyburn and Moore win junior Orders of Merit
MIDDLETOWNChangeALife Uganda will host a music and charity festival from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Knightsbridge Farm, 181 Whipperwill Valley Road, off Chapel Hill Road.The festival celebrates the many people who helped the nonprofit open a health clinic, expand a school, sponsor 280 children, change 80 lives through microfinance, and drill for water – and find it!ChangeALife Uganda founder Father Lawrence Kizito Kimbowa will provide the inspiration with an update on how “hand in hand” they are empowering the poor. One of the organization’s goals is to complete the water project, which needs $30,000 for the pipework that will link the health clinic and school to the well which has been built by ChangeALife Uganda.The event will feature local musicians Sam Sims, Ardvark Smile, NY5, and other special guests, as well as food, beverages, pony rides, soccer, African dancing and s’mores under the stars.Tickets are $50 per adult or $20 per student and can be purchased online at www.changealifeuganda.org, on the ChangeALife Uganda Facebook page or at the event.ChangeALife Uganda is a nonprofit, nondenominational 501c3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned and disadvantaged children and their families in Uganda through quality education and health care. ChangeA Life currently helps children and their families in Nabbingo and Migyera, Uganda.Its focus is to change the lives of disadvantaged children through education and to prepare them to be agents of Change – for their families and for their country – to continue the cycle of giving back so others can also benefit. RED BANKRed Bank Regional High School (RBR) will kick off its 2013 athletic season with its annual “Buc Backer Bash” to be held 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Knights of Columbus, 200 Fair Haven Road in Fair Haven.Tickets are $30. The event will feature lively music, sports tournament fun, food and nominally priced drinks. Participants must be age 21 or older.The event is sponsored by the RBR Booster Club with all proceeds to directly benefit all RBR athletics.For more information and to order tickets, contact Judy Bonanno at 732-530-4780 or send checks to 11 Samara Drive, Shrewsbury, NJ, 07702, or email [email protected] FAIR HAVENThe Garden Club of Fair Haven will be meeting at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Fair Haven Youth Center on Fisk Street. The guest speaker will be Bruce Crawford, director of Rutgers Gardens who will speak about the art of pruning.In October, the club will hold its small standard flower show, featuring member-grown horticulture and floral design exhibits.The organization meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month.Those interested in learning more about horticulture, gardening and flower arranging, beautifying the town and serving the community to foster interest in gardening are welcome to contact membership chair, Debbie Harris at 732-741-3506 or email [email protected] ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThe Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will hold its 36th annual Outdoor Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Atlantic Highlands Marina, located off First Avenue. The rain date is Sept. 14.There will be more than a 100 vendors offering a variety of antiques and collectibles, crafts and new and second time around items. An eclectic array of bargains can always be found at the society’s Treasures Or Table, as well as a variety of food and baked goods.Those interested in securing a space at the flea market or donating something for the sale can contact Bette at 732-291-4313 or Carmen at 732-291-9337.Arrangements for donations to be picked up can be made or items can be dropped at the historical society’s table on the day of the market. All proceeds are used for the restoration of the society’s Strauss Mansion as well as educational programs throughout the year. * * * * *Three sessions of Yoga for Beginners will be held beginning 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Atlantic Highlands branch of the Monmouth County Library.Attendees are asked to bring a mat. Those registering must be at least 18 years old.Registration for the free program is required and may be completed by visiting the library at 100 First Ave. or calling 732-291-1956.
The Selkirk College Saints began their BCIHL regular season on Friday at Eastern Washington University and former Saints defenceman Adam Makaroff was back on the bus, but this time not as a player.Makaroff joined the Saints coaching staff in August and has had an immediate impact on the bench and in the dressing room.“I’m excited to be back with the Saints as a coach and help the team to another successful season,” Makaroff says. “I hope that my previous experiences can help these young men along the way. It’s going to be a lot of fun,”After spending four years in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and winning a championship with the Nelson Leafs in 2009, Makaroff attended and played at Selkirk College for three seasons.While serving as an assistant captain, he accumulated 20 points and 101 penalty minutes over three seasons in the BCIHL.“Adam has valuable championship winning experience and is a perfect addition to our coaching staff,” says Saints head coach Alex Evin. “You can’t have enough winners around a sports program and obviously one of our main goals is to compete for another championship.”As a former blueline leader, Makaroff will work with the strong defensive core returning to the Saints.The two time defending BCIHL champion Saints dropped the first regular season game of the 2014-15 campaign with a 4-3 shootout loss to the upstart Eastern Washington University Eagles in Cheney, Washington.Stefan Virtanen, Stephan Gonzales and Jesse Knowler scored for the Saints while James Prigione made 23 saves on 26 shots.In their last exhibition weekend in late-September, the Saints hosted Grant MacEwan University Griffins out of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) in a pair of games at the Castlegar Complex.The Saints dropped the second game of the double header 2-0, but they were able to keep pace all weekend with the Griffins who are touted to be one of the strongest teams in the ACAC this year.The first match up provided one of the most entertaining games in recent memory as the fast paced, end-to-end action continued through three periods of play.Finding themselves down 4-2 midway through the third period, the Saints eventually found their way as they have done many times in the past. Gonzales started the rally at the 10:54 mark and Arie Postmus tied it up with just over four minutes left. The Saints took the momentum into overtime when Thomas Hardy scored his second of the night after charging in on partial breakaway to cap a 5-4 comeback win. Also scoring for the Saints was Alex Milligan.SAINTS NOTES:The Saints will commemorate their second straight BCIHL Championship with a banner raising ceremony at their home opener on October 17. Eastern Washington will be in town for a 7 p.m. puck drop.