A bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from Limerick

first_img Previous articleWorld famous German band to compete in Limerick championshipNext articleTraveller halting site dispute escalates as accusations fly at Limerick council Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email NewsA bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2017 1014 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Afton Purtill hard at work on her homemade cardsONE of Limerick’s youngest entrepreneurs has shown that creative flair can spark some unusual business opportunities.Nine-year-old Afton Purtill has elevated her love of arts and crafts to launch her very own company, the appropriately named Afton’s Handmade Cards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A third class pupil at Scoil Dean Cussen in Bruff, Afton has produced greeting cards for every occasion and they are now moving into the public arena as she landed her first order from a local store.“I have always been into making things through arts and crafts and with the help of my mom (Ellen Twomey Purtill), we started making some cards to send to family and friends.“I was thrilled to make them and for them to be sent out for other people to enjoy” the Bruff schoolgirl said.“I commissioned her so to speak,” Ellen told the Limerick Post, “as I thought it would be just nicer and add that personal touch to give a handmade card.“Afton has a real flair for it now and she has taken it on with a real passion.Ellen said that she showed some of the cards to her friends and colleagues, “the next thing I know, people were asking me to get her to make the cards for them too.“That very first day, she got more than 50 orders for cards”.Such is the success and popularity of Afton’s Handmade cards, that she is now supplying shops in Limerick city.It’s plain to see that there is a bright future on the cards for this enterprising nine year old. See her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Aftonshandmadecards/ Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Facebook Linkedin Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAftonAfton’s handmade cardslimerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Other Sports Magnus Carlsen closes in on Tata Steel Chess title, Viswanathan Anand joint-third

first_imgIan Nepomniachtchi, the Russian Grandmaster who was also in with a faint chance, lost his chance to challenge Carlsen for the title as he lost in 35 moves to US Champion Samuel Shankland, who had earlier resigned from a drawn position in his previous game against Holland’s Anish Giri. The decision to resign from a position which was deemed a draw by a majority of experts prompted Giri to describe it as the American having an ‘hallucination.’Giri, on the other hand, drew in 31 moves against Teimour Radjabov but he remains the only player who can effectively dethrone Carlsen for the Tata Steel title, trailing by just half a point heading into the final round.The final round will be played on Sunday and Anand’s campaign will end against fellow Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi. The title will be decided when Carlsen takes on Giri, with their rivalry dominating the chess landscape. Giri has drawn 16, lost one and won one encounter against Carlsen but their rivalry exploded on Twitter in 2018, when Carlsen said Giri had to win a title in order to be taken seriously. Anish Giri has won one and lost one game against Magnus Carlsen.Viswanathan Anand will take on Vidit Gujrathi in the last round.Carlsen will be aiming to win the Tata Steel title for the fifth time. New Delhi: Magnus Carlsen closed in on the Tata Steel Chess tournament with a win over Poland’s over Jan-Krzysztof Duda in 71 moves  on Saturday while former five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand’s chances of securing the top spot effectively ended when he was held to a draw in 41 moves by Chinese Grandmaster Ding Liren. On the penultimate day of the tournament in Lieden, Anand had to secure a win in order to stay in contention and hope for Carlsen to lose or draw the match against Duda but the reigning world champion showed his class and came out on top after the Polish GM made a blunder on pawn h6 and this resulted in him losing his queen to come under immense pressure.Although Carlsen also lost his queen a couple of moves later, Duda employed a solid defensive line but missed out on some key moments yet again to give Carlsen a big win. With Carlsen winning, the onus was on Anand to win against Ding. Playing with black, Anand was put under pressure but he held his line and managed to reverse the position. Both players attacked and had their winning moments but the players agreed to a draw. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Football News Cristiano Ronaldo dent Torino’s Champions League hopes in 1-1 draw vs Juventus

first_imgJuventus have already clinched their eighth consecutive Serie A title.The derby was played in the backdrop of the 1949 plane crash.In that crash, 31 people including the Torino team died. Torino: Cristiano Ronaldo scored late as Juventus dented Torino’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League with a 1-1 draw in Serie A on Friday. Torino looked set to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Superga air disaster by beating Juventus following Sasa Lukic’s first-half goal, but Ronaldo leveled six minutes from time. Torino remained sixth, two points below fourth-place Atalanta for the final Champions League berth, ahead of the rest of the weekend’s games. Juventus has already won its eighth consecutive league title. “The draw burns. We were thinking of victory,” Torino coach Walter Mazzarri said. “Two or three times we could have scored the second goal and maybe brought the win home. There are still three matches left. We have to play them like we did tonight.”      The derby was moved ahead a day to avoid clashing with the anniversary of the 1949 plane crash in which 31 people died, including the “Grande Torino” team that had won five straight league titles. “The ‘Grande Torino’ side represented the history of football,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “Tomorrow we have to commemorate this tragedy, which will always remain in everyone’s memory and heart.”RELATED     Torino took the lead in the 18th minute after Lukic muscled Miralem Pjanic off the ball on a Juventus throw-in and curled into the far side of the net for his first goal for the club. However, Ronaldo headed Leonardo Spinazzola’s cross into the top right corner in the 84th minute for his 21st league goal, which moved him back into a tie for second behind Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella for the most goals in Serie A this season. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more