Limerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocations

first_imgEmail Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFine GaellimerickPatrick O’DonovanSenator Maria ByrneSports Capital Grantssports infrastructure Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsCommunityLimerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocationsBy Editor – November 29, 2017 1745 Facebook Previous articleCCTV system expanded to 14 Limerick townsNext articleLimerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work Editor WhatsApp Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Sports grants89 clubs and organisations in Limerick and Clare are to receive €2,465,629 of the €30 million available in Sports Capital Grants.Confirming the allocations, Limerick City Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said they will help to develop sports infrastructure in the city and county.She also paid tribute to former Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Patrick O’Donovan for simplifying the application process for clubs and organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Minister O’Donovan significantly shortened the application form, and published a helpful guide to the application process.There were also a series of regional workshops to assist applicants. I know from speaking to local clubs and organisations these measures really helped with their applications,” she explained.“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012, after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash. It represents an excellent value for money investment. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity is on the rise. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically.“Fine Gael is using our economic progress to invest in communities around the country and ensure that everyone can benefit. Sport is just one important element of this. In 2016, more than €22.8 million was paid out to 680 organisations to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment through the excellent Sports Capital Programme,” Senator Byrne concluded.More news herelast_img read more

As face masks sell out, health official says they’re unnecessary

first_imgDES MOINES — Some stores in Iowa are already sold out of face masks, but a state health official says there’s no need for Iowans to be stockpiling masks over fears about coronavirus.Polly Carver-Kimm, spokeswoman for the Iowa Department of Public Health, says while there are a few dozen confirmed cases in the U.S., the risk of catching the potentially-deadly virus in Iowa remains very low.“We can understand that people have seen photos and video of people wearing face masks in other countries, but the CDC specifically does not recommend the use of face masks as a prevention method for COVID-19,” Carver-Kimm says. “We don’t feel that anyone in Iowa needs to run out and buy face masks now anyway.”Unless you’re a health care worker, she says you don’t need to be wearing a face mask.“That’s a different situation because they’re in very close proximity to an individual who may be coughing or sneezing directly on them,” Carver-Kimm says. “Health care providers may, and we’d probably recommend they do use face masks just like they do when they have an influenza patient come in.”The health department does recommend Iowans make a plan, just as they would for severe weather, and assemble an emergency kit.“That involves things like making sure you have a supply of your medications on hand, making sure you have thoughts in line for, ‘What would I do if I couldn’t get to the grocery store?’ or ‘What will I do if the school is closed because of illness,’” she says. “We’re not saying that’s going to happen but it’s always best to prepare and that’s what we’re advising people to do right now.”That emergency kit need not include face masks, she says. So, millions of people in Asian countries who wear face masks are wrong?“There’s actually a very long cultural history behind that which has to do with societal norms and privacy,” Carver-Kimm says. “It’s not just about disease prevention and there’s a lot of history on that.”The CDC recommends health care workers who interact with coronavirus patients wear masks designated as “N-95,” which fit close to the face and include a respirator. That N-95 means they’re designed to filter out 95% of particles.last_img read more

City will not sacrifice League Cup for title race: Guardiola

first_imgGuardiola said that those players who had played on Saturday in the 3-1 win over Everton would probably have to shoulder the responsibility of backing up against Leicester due to a growing injury list.Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne returned against Everton and should play again whilst record goalscorer Argentinian Sergio Aguero could start after a four week absence through injury.“We don’t have many players,” said Guardiola.“We have a lot of injured players. Some players that played Saturday and in the last games have to play.“But it is a chance to reach a semi-final and since I’ve been here my teams have never dropped one game, not even a friendly game.“It is a competition, it must be respected, like we did it last season. We are going to try and win the game.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Holders Manchester City will take Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final with Leicester City seriously, says manager Pep Guardiola, even though they are in a tight duel with Liverpool for the Premier League title.Guardiola — whose Premier League champions trail Liverpool by a point — says it is only by winning trophies the club can get better, even if the League Cup is viewed as the third most important domestic trophy in English football.The 47-year-old Spaniard concedes Liverpool may benefit from no longer being involved in the League Cup — their next match is against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday — and if City progress they will face a two-legged semi-final in January.“We could say yes,” said Guardiola, answering a question at his press conference over whether Liverpool had an advantage in having a lighter fixture list.“But I’d prefer to be in the League Cup than not.“I cannot imagine going into a game thinking, ‘Oh, it will be better to lose because then we’ll have more time to rest’. I have never thought in that way.“That is the only way a club like Manchester City — who 10 years ago were not in this position — can grow up, and get better and better. And that’s what we have to do.”last_img read more

Gloucestershire are crowned champions for first time

first_img16 Sep 2016 Gloucestershire are crowned champions for first time Gloucestershire are the English Women’s County Champions for the first time – and their victory at Waterlooville Golf Club was the signal for celebrations, tears and a drenching for their captain.Andra Knight was soaked by her ecstatic team as they got their hands on the trophy for the first time after winning a tight match against Yorkshire 5-4.They’ve finally achieved their goal on their sixth consecutive appearance at County Finals and Knight said: “I can’t believe we’ve done it, I’m overwhelmed. What a team! They have gelled together all week and they just fought and fought and fought.”They certainly had to fight today. The golf was excellent and intensely close with five of the day’s nine games decided on the 18th,  including two which were halved.The decider was the game of county champion Becky Gibbs who is getting married two weeks tomorrow and said: “What a wedding present!”Gloucestershire had to win today, while Yorkshire would have taken the title with a halved result. The South West champions made their move early, taking a slender lead when they won the foursomes 2-1, holding their nerve to take their points on the 18thgreen.In the afternoon the first two singles illustrated the great determination of both teams. Alex Giles finished her game par, birdie to win the last two holes and snatch a half for Gloucestershire. Then Alison Knowles produced exactly the same finish to grab her half for Yorkshire.Behind then, the players were trading blow for blow. Gloucestershire’s Bethan Popel won the clash of the England internationals, beating Olivia Winning 3/2. Megan Clarke replied, winning her game 3/2 for Yorkshire.Two games to go to decide the destination of the trophy. Yorkshire’s Rochelle Morris was on course for a 2/1 win in the bottom game and the outcome of the  championship rested on the clash between Gloucestershire’s Becky Gibbs and Hannah Holden.Gibbs won the 16thto go one up with two to play – and stepped into uncharted territory because all her previous matches had finished at or before this point.She lost the 17thafter her drive found trees on the right but she took charge on the 18th, reaching the green in regulation three shots, while her opponent tangled with the rough around the green and a bunker. Gibbs won the hole, finished her match 2up – and the Gloucestershire celebrations began.“I enjoyed it, but it was stressful. I knew it was all on me because I like to know what’s going on. I just really wanted to do it for all of them and it’s amazing,” said Gibbs, who was five-under when she finished.Team coach Kirsty Taylor added: “We are just a great team. We have worked together on team building and it’s taken a while to bring it all together but they all deserve this.  This is a young team which is growing, it’s been a work in progress for a number of years, and how good will they be next year?”Yorkshire captain Dawn Clegg commented: “It was an excellent match, very tight, and both sides played extremely well. All credit to the girls.”Norfolk made their first appearance at County Finals for 42 years and marked the occasion by winning the battle for third place with an emphatic 7.5-1.5 win over Buckinghamshire. The teams shared the foursomes but Norfolk won all six singles.Team captain Tracey Williamson said: “It’s a superb effort to finish third. This is the first time a lot of our girls have played at this level and we will be able to build on the experience.”In the day’s other match Surrey beat Staffordshire 6-3 and finished fourth in the table. They had two big wins, one in the foursomes, one in the singles, but the rest of the match was much tighter with four halved games.Surrey captain Alison Taylor: “This is my last match as captain and I said to them last night ‘you have to win for me’ and they have been absolutely fantastic. They have given 100% and I couldn’t have asked for more.”Final places: 1 Gloucestershire, 2 Yorkshire, 3 Norfolk, 4 Surrey, 5 Buckinghamshire, 6 Staffordshire.Click here for full scoresImage copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more