Email 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 Print 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 here
iStock(DURHAM, N.C.) — Two doctors working during the coronavirus pandemic marked what was supposed to be their wedding day with an impromptu ceremony at the hospital where they both work.Dr. Shelun Tsai, an OBGYN resident at Duke University Hospital, and Dr. Michael Sun, a resident in Duke Psychiatry’s program, planned to get married on Saturday, April 11, in North Carolina.With social distancing being encouraged during the novel coronavirus pandemic, one neighborhood has come up with a creative way to keep its annual Easter egg hunt alive. Brooke Peck a mom of one from Atlanta, Georgia, launched the Facebook event for the Spring egg hunt, encouraging other parents and their children to decorate and hang paper eggs in their windows.When the couple, who got engaged in 2016, had to postpone their official wedding, their colleagues at Duke University Hospital stepped in to make sure the couple’s would-be wedding day was still special.“They knew I’d postponed my wedding but people didn’t realize it was that day until I was there [at work] and I said it was supposed to be April 11,” Tsai told Good Morning America. “It started out small, that they wanted to make me a wedding dress, then it was a veil, then flowers and then it became everyone chipping in and jumping onboard.”“They literally started at 8 a.m. and in between patient care they’d get bits of stuff done and then had the ceremony at 3 p.m.,” she said of her colleagues. Before Tsai walked down the “aisle,” her colleagues set up a special room for her to change into her paper wedding gown and then arranged a “first look” moment between her and Sun.A nurse from the Labor and Delivery unit “officiated” the approximately 15-minute ceremony at Duke Birthing Center.The ceremony was watched on Zoom by nearly a dozen of Tsai’s and Sun’s friends, family and actual wedding party.At the end of the ceremony, Tsai and Sun rode off on a hospital transportation cart decorated with “Just Married” signs.The couple, who met in college, has moved their official wedding to October.“It was absolutely amazing,” Tsai said of her commemorative ceremony. “Every day I feel like we take care of our patients and we’re always so thoughtful and love what we do and to see that [my colleagues] also care so much about us and the things that mean so much to us, it was really touching.”“They’re really my work family and we really try to take care of each other,” she said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Robert Kraft requests jury trial, pleads not guilty to soliciting prostitution charges NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday night that the league continues to gather information about Robert Kraft’s ongoing soliciting prostitution case while the Patriots owner kept a low profile at this week’s NFL owners meetings in Arizona.Making his first public remarks about the allegations against Kraft, Goodell said he wouldn’t speculate about how the league would handle the situation, no matter how Kraft’s case in South Florida turns out. The commissioner said he — not the owners — would determine any potential punishment: “The personal conduct policy is my responsibility.” “I think we said this several weeks ago, the Personal Conduct Policy applies to everybody — the commissioner’s office, executives, players, coaches,” Goodell told reporters Tuesday night in Phoenix during a news conference to wrap up the meetings (via WEEI.com). “And it will be applied to everybody. It will be done after we get all the facts and we have all the information. We will be fair and smart about it. That is what we’ll do.”Goodell later added: “When we get all the information, we’ll make determinations. I’m not going to speculate on where we are or my views on anything. Until we get all the information, we’re not to make any discussions or any comments about that.” Related News Kraft was at the Phoenix meetings but didn’t talk to reporters. Goodell was seen speaking to the Pats owner but, per Pro Football Talk , the commissioner wouldn’t disclose anything Kraft said to him or the owners, saying the meetings were confidential.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was seen speaking with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Kraft has pleaded not guilty to charges of paying for sex acts at a Florida spa. Goodell said the NFL will wait for the facts to emerge before addressing Kraft’s case. pic.twitter.com/cO499odx6o— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 27, 2019Earlier Tuesday, Kraft requested a jury trial in Palm Beach County, Florida, reaffirming his not-guilty plea in the high-profile case.Even if Kraft is found not guilty in the trial, he could be subject to a fine or suspension according to NFL policy.