Twitter RugbyIrelandNewsSportIRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season CancellationBy Raffaele Rocca – March 25, 2020 74 Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCoronaviruscovid19IRFUIrish RugbyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRugby Print WhatsApp Previous articleSpeech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with stricter guidelinesNext articleEvery household in Ireland to receive COVID-19 information booklet Raffaele Rocca RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A general view of a rugby ball. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/SportsfileThe Irish Rugby Football Union has said it will make €500,000 available to clubs due to the cancellation of the season following the Covid-19 crisis.After reviewing it’s financial position and agreeing on a way forward, Domestic Games Director Colin McEntee will inform clubs of the application process.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The union will also provide clubs with additional guidance and advice in relation to maintaining their clubs during what is very much unchartered waters.Irish Rugby will continually assess the financial implications and damage caused by the crisis across all strands of the game nationally with the duration of the corona crisis being a key factor in any recovery.The IRFU issued the following statement on their website.The 2019/20 domestic season concluded last week with a number of fixtures outstanding. Current government restrictions also prevent clubs from running important fundraising events.We know that this has placed many clubs in a difficult financial situation, particularly with regard to cashflow.The IRFU’s revenue stream has been severely curtailed, however we want to support clubs as much as we can.What are the IRFU doing for clubs?1. We have agreed to funding of €500,000 to be made available to clubs. We will come back to you with further detail as soon as is practicable.2. We will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months from April 1st.Loans in excess of €4 million have been made available to clubs by the IRFU under its current Financial Assistance Scheme. A moratorium on all club loan repayments will be put in place for a period of four months, effective from April 1st, 2020. This will benefit the 56 clubs with payments outstanding to a value of over €150,000 during this period.What can clubs do?The IRFU encourages all of its clubs to draw on any government assistance available to them.There are a range of support schemes for organisations impacted financially from coronavirus.The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has outlined a number of Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses including:• Credit Guarantee Scheme• Loans for microenterprises• €200m SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Scheme• €200m Package for Enterprise Supports• Advice for engaging with revenue, checking insurance covert, talking to your bank and taking immediate steps to manage your cashflows.The IRFU are in ongoing contact with Sport Ireland and will provide updates with specific information on how this relates to rugby.Clubs are advised not to contact provincial branches in relation to funding until an update has been provided centrally from the IRFU.The post IRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season Cancellation appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
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Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) wrapped up a four-day visit to New York on September 3 after previously completing their first series of training events since arriving in the US.The ships are now headed for Halifax, Canada, where they will be part of a 22-ship strong anti-submarine warfare exercise called Cutlass Fury 2019.SNMG1 includes the flagship US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F-314), the Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I (F930), the Portuguese Navy frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334), and the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828).“Gridley and her crew were honored to be moored pier side in New York and are grateful we had the opportunity to develop and strengthen bonds with citizens in the local area,” said Cmdr. Joel Uzarski, commanding officer, USS Gridley.SNMG1 is operating off the US east coast as part of the new Maritime Express concept which saw its implementation in 2019 during SNMG1’s first semester deployment.The concept is a twin-tracked approach bringing an increased emphasis on actively integrating allied nations in SNMG operations directly or through associated support under national or NATO operational control. View post tag: Royal Norwegian Navy View post tag: Portuguese navy View post tag: Cutlass Fury View post tag: Dutch Navy View post tag: SNMG1 View post tag: US Navy Photo: Portuguese Navy frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334) prepares to moor pier side in New York as part of a scheduled port visit. Photo: US Navy Share this article