Bank on a real welcome in Corbally’s Shannon Banks

first_imgNewsLocal NewsBank on a real welcome in Corbally’s Shannon BanksBy admin – April 10, 2009 650 Email Advertisement Linkedin Twitter RESIDENTS in the Shannon Banks estate are demanding to be put on the tourist’ trail.According to Labour Councillor Pascal Fitzgerald, they are to put pressure on Clare County Council to erect a sign stating ‘Welcome to Shannon Banks’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  There is no prominent sign recognising the estate and motorists can drive past not realising that they have missed their destination.Situated on the River Shannon and bordering on Limerick city, the estate is located on the main Limerick/Killaloe road.Said Cllr. Fitzgerald: “there is a green space fronting the road that would be ideal for such a sign that could be nicely designed and set in the ground”.He added that residents also want all the driveways in the estate signposted.“The Council said this would be done, but so far nothing has happened. This request was made some years ago, and I again spoke to the Director of Services only last week and he said the signs would definitely be replaced.“Its unfair for people coming in looking for an address and there are no names on the driveways. They have to drive around and ask for directions.“I would like to point out that the Council has put up a sign opposite the Shannon Banks estate pointing people to Limerick and Killaloe, which I found amusing – surely people living in the estate know which direction is Limerick and which is Killaloe. This signpost was put up in recent weeks.“Residents are asking how this can be done so fast and their request for proper street signs has so far been ignored”, he added.Local candidates for the upcoming elections have been extremely active in the general Corbally area of late, and has resulted in many improvements.center_img Facebook WhatsApp Print Previous articleTwo detained following pub shootingNext articleArt Gallery ideal for polling -Leddin adminlast_img read more

Asian Games Asian Games 2018: Young ‘guns’ of India hungry for medals but face stern challenge ahead

first_imgNew Delhi: In the upcoming 2018 Asian Games that is set to take place in Jakarta and Palembang cities of Indonesia, all eyes will be on Indian teenage superstars Manu Bhaker, Anish Bhanwala and Elavenil Valvarian, who are carrying India’s medal hopes in the shooting events that are set to kick off on August 19. However, they will have to overcome the mighty challenge of South Koreans and the Chinese.Bhanwala and Bhaker, who are 15 and 16 respectively, came to limelight after bagging a gold in the 25m rapid fire pistol and 10m air pistol events respectively at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018: Day-wise schedule, time-table for AsiadsBut the Asian Games is a much tougher challenge for the young starlets than the CWG and it would be interesting how they take on the pressure.One interesting fact going into the 2018 Asian Games is that India has won the same amount of gold medals (7) as the country has managed to bag in the history of Asian Games and only four shooters have won the shining gold in the Asiad – Jaspal Rana, Jitu Rai, Randhir Singh, and Ronjan Sodhi.Jaspal Rana, one of the gold medal winners as a shooter is now a coach with the Indian team, is optimistic about their medal chances.Bhaker is set to kick off her 2018 Asian Games campaign alongside Abhishek Verma in the pistol mixed team event.The 16-year-old has tasted success at the highest level, winning two gold medals at the Guadalajara World Cup in March before stealing the spotlight at the Gold Coast games.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018: Schedule, Timings, When and where to watchBhanwala, unlike his teammate, is yet to kick off his career at the senior level. But he had bagged gold in the Junior World Championships and now it is a perfect chance to steal the show at the Asian Games. However, that will be a massive challenge for him.While, Bhaker and Bhanwala is catching all the limelight ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, the 19-year-old Valarivan has quietly managed to focus on her business. She bagged the gold in the 10m rifle event at the Sydney Junior World Cup earlier in 2018 with a World Record score.And then there is the seasoned Sanjeev Rajput, who has his eye set for the top prize in the 50m rifle event after winning in the Gold Coast games. He, however, has extremely high expectations from the 19-year-old Valarivan.“She has been shooting really well. Unlike in the past, the youngsters are doing really well for India. There is a sizeable pool (both in rifle and pistol) which has been doing well. It was not the case earlier,” Rajput told news agency PTI.ALSO READ: England vs India 3rd Test: Visitors eye last-ditch comebackIn the 2018 Asian Games, in the absence of legends like Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra, there is a high probability of a star coming out in the shooting events.The youngsters will be guided by the seniors like Heena Sidhu, Manavjit Singh and Shreyasi Singh, who would be itching to leave their mark.With a gold, silver, and seven bronze – a total of 9 medals- India had finished eighth in the shooting events at Incheon, South Korea, four years back, and this time around the expectations are much higher.Four years ago, China topped the table with 50 medals (27 gold) are expected to be at the centre of attraction again, but all the Indian eyes would be on the ‘desi’ superstars.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more