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
Tim Mann, head chef of Patisserie Mark Bennett in Poole, Dorset has judged a charity bake-off in aid of Poole Housing Partnership’ s (PHP’s) Creative Arts for Dementia.Mann, from the Baking Industry Awards’ 2015 Craft Business winner, Patisserie Mark Bennett, judged the competition in nearby Oakdale this week, designed to raise money for people with dementia.The craft bakery firm, which has three branches in Poole, also put Mann on hand during the contest, entitled The Great PHP Bake Off, to answer questions and pass on his tips to help create beautiful bakes.Claire Wade, PHP community involvement officer, said: “Tim ran an interesting Q and A where he offered bakers advice on avoiding soggy bottoms and preparing perfect Yorkshire puds.”Baker of the Year 2014Patisserie Mark Bennett’s owner, Mark Bennett, was crowned Baker of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards in 2014, and Bennett was famously approached to make the royal wedding cake for the Duke and Duchess of York when they married in 1986.Creative Arts for Dementia workshops are open to anyone who has been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia and their carers.
The Baggies will go into Monday evening’s Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on the back of five defeats in their last six games. Brunt believes the busy programme of games in December and January and injuries took its toll on a squad unable to be rotated in the same way as at the bigger clubs. But the Northern Ireland international is confident Albion can emulate previous years and have a strong finale to the campaign, saying: “We are going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment but, for a club our size and for the money we’ve got and spent, we are still ninth in the league, 34 points.” Press Association He continued: “We are moving in the right direction but the last few weeks we haven’t been great. We know that ourselves and know where we’ve got to improve to get it right. “December and January is a pretty hectic period and it’s one where we have tended to struggle a bit in the last few seasons and then picked up in February. “Hopefully that will be the case again – starting on Monday. Our squad has been really stretched over the last few months, a lot of games and a few injuries have really hurt us. “The boys have just had to play through it or play out of position because we don’t have the luxury of rotating the team other clubs can to keep players fresher.” Albion, currently lying in ninth position despite their poor run of results, will only play one match a week through until May and will also have next weekend off after an early exit from the FA Cup. Brunt said: “From here on in, we go back to playing once a week and, when you have a smaller squad, that does suit you much better. I think that’s one of the reasons we’ve had strong ends to the last couple of seasons. We’re all human, you just can’t press the play button and off you go again. When players are carrying knocks or have a lot of games, it does take its toll. “That’s why the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have such big squads, to carry them through the busy periods without suffering but we don’t have that luxury.” Skipper Chris Brunt is convinced West Brom will emerge from their current slump now they face a less demanding schedule for the remainder of the campaign.
Former IBF, WBC, WBA champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (42-8-1, 31 KOs) had no trouble against an over-matched Cris “The King” Paulino (14-2, 4 KOs) and forced the Filipino to retire at the end of the 2nd round.It was a scheduled ten round bout and so Vic captured the WBC Asian Boxing Council super bantamweight title at the Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney, Australia. Ray Wheatley of the World of Boxing reported that Paulino “connected with accurate combinations in round one against the aggressive Darchinyan, who had problems finding the range against the the mobile sharpshooting Filipino.” However, the 39-year-old former world champion – who lost to Joseph Agbeko in 2009 – stepped up aggressively in round two and dropped Paulino with a powerful body shot. Paulino took the mandatory eight count but finished on unsteady legs forcing his cornermen to throw in the towel to save him from further punishment. Another Filipino Jorbert Delos Reyes (15-6-1, 10 KO’s) was stopped by undefeated former Australian lightweight champion George Kambosos (9-0, 5 KOs) in the fourth round of a scheduled twelve round Pan Asian Boxing Association title bout. Wheatley reported that “the action see-sawed in rounds one, two and three as both Kambosos and Delos Reyes took command of the contest in an entertaining 135 pound bout that had the fans on the edge of their seats. But at 2:34 of round four, referee Pat O’Connor crowned Kambosos the winner after he dropped Delos Reyes with a perfectly timed right hand bomb to the head.” Delos Reyes taken to hospital but was later released and will return to the Philippines later this week to marry his fiancé.” –