This guest post by Rory Macbeth is one of a series written by sports management students in the Limerick Institute of Technology.
I would place my Personal Best in the 2013-2014 football season when I played for my local teams Newmarket A and B. These are a premier division side in the Clare League.
I started the season playing for the "B" side as I had to work my way up the "A" standard. The first match of the season was against Lifford, at this point I was with the "B" team. As the match progressed I was playing on the right side of midfield. After about 25 minutes we scored two goals. The match was one-sided so it was easy to have fun with the ball. At half time we were leading 4-0. The second half commenced and immediately from kick off my teammate played a lofted ball over the top and I went on to finish. We won the match 6-1.
CLEVER ELVES from the Dublin Institute of Technology revisit their successful 12 Apps of Christmas starting on the first of December. The initiative appeals to anyone interested in experiencing, exploring and learning more about integrating mobile learning technologies into their teaching, learning and assessment practices.
My proudest moment and my personal best was when we won the treble with Abbeyfeale United. In what was a long and arduous season for each member of the squad, each player can proudly say we dominated the league and we went from Christmas onwards without losing.
The season kicked off on the 21st of April. A much anticipated game between the two top teams for the previous year. Abbeyfeale United vs Rathkeale fc. In an extremely physical game with many hard challenges and physical confrontations Abbeyfeale ran out with a 3-1 win. It was a great start to a historic season for Abbeyfeale. Within the coming nine months Abbeyfeale would complete a triple winning the league and two cups in the premier division. While also reaching the semi-final in the Munster Cup and the quarter-finals in the FAI cup which includes teams from all over the country.
This guest post by @Marty_2k12 features an image that has attracted dozens of creative students walking the hallways of LSAD-Clonmel. You can see this photograph and enjoy hours of animated content during DesignFest during the third week of November 2015.
This portrait, built from triangles and quadrilaterals gives a new meaning to portraits. Its geometric design with distinct architecture in the background help to break down what makes up a face, shapes, in fact it is what makes up the world.
BACK IN THE 80S, I used to investigate major aircraft mishaps and ever since those days, I've kept a kit bag ready to go in one of our closets. I've considered what I might be doing if my duties took me to the remains of the Russian Metrojet passenger Airbus 321 (A321 on Flight KGL9268) jet that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula with 224 people on board on 31 October. 
THERE APPEARS TO BE a real misunderstanding in Ireland's Department of Finance about how to drive real entrepreneurship. I wish everyone with responsibility for setting private investment policy would set aside time to listen to the motivations of entrepreneurs. If that happened, perhaps in a takeaway restaurant like Hillbilly's (shown), I believe there would be more forward-thinking treatment of Capital Gains in Ireland.
Hillbilly's. Where I've met dozens of entrepreneurs.
The Finance Bill is currently making its rounds and it contains a requirement that beneficiaries of capital gains tax relief must be company directors. If a founder sells her company and the board wants her to step aside, she will get slammed with an inequitable demand for tax. If her co-founder is allowed to continue as a director, he gets to keep around 30% more (lower tax) in the business deal. In one fell swoop, Irish tax law works to reduce the incentive to expand a business by stifling the incentive to sell.
Colm Lyon's submissions to the Department of Finance appear to have gone unheard, causing many in Ireland's startup communities to believe a disconnect exists between public policy makers and entrepreneurs. The current capital gains structure is punitive, signalling to high potential startup founders I know that they need to set up their new businesses in England or the States.
I wish the civil servants in the Department of Finance had a requirement to attend events like Limerick's Startup Weekend because they would meet entrepreneurs at the coal face who--unlike politicians or government workers--can't charge the public purse for subsistence or mileage claims while scraping together their startup vision.
[Disclosure: Bernie Goldbach worked in three start-up ventures in Ireland and paid Revenue before closing down each time.]