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O’Brien delighted with maiden Group 1 victory

first_imgDonnacha believes he was fortunate to have been give such a good mount. Donnacha O’Brien says his first Group 1 victory as a jockey was ‘unbelievable’.The 18-year-old piloted 25-1 shot Intricately to victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh last weekend.His brother Joseph trained the horse – the siblings got the better of their father in the race as Ballydoyle supremo Aidan O’Brien’s Promise to be True lost out in a photo finish.last_img

Jimmy Butler going to 76ers from Minnesota

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler (23) watches in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Minneapolis. Butler isn’t the first NBA star to ask for a trade, nor will he be the last. But it’s far from guaranteed that even if he succeeds in forcing Minnesota into making a move he’ll wind up in a place he wants. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)Jimmy Butler has his wish: He’s out of Minnesota.And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three — one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT “I can’t speak much about it. I’m sorry,” he said before the Sixers played Memphis.Sixers guard T.J. McConnell said he learned of the deal through social media.“I didn’t think it was true until more reports started coming out,” McConnell said. “It’s kind of that feeling in your stomach of just like, I mean, you can’t really explain it. I was in disbelief.”Philadelphia’s “Process” led it to the second round of the playoffs last season behind two of the game’s youngest, brightest stars in big man Joel Embiid and point guard Ben Simmons. Butler, an elite wing player and outstanding defender, will join them in a quest to rule the Eastern Conference now that LeBron James is out West with the Los Angeles Lakers following eight straight trips to the NBA Finals with Miami and Cleveland.“I think they were a contender before,” James said, giving his reaction to the deal Saturday. “So it only enhances what they’re able to do. I mean, they’ve got Ben and Joel and now you’re adding Jimmy. I think that’s a very, very good team.”ADVERTISEMENT A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been announced by either team and was still pending NBA approval, which is not expected until Monday.Justin Patton will also be sent to Philadelphia, and Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick are also going to Minnesota, the person said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Athletic first reported the agreement.Because the trade was not official, Sixers coach Brett Brown had little comment. The first order of business will be making the trade official, so Butler can debut for Philly either Monday at Miami or Wednesday at Orlando. The next step for Philadelphia will be coming to an agreement on an extension for Butler, a pending free agent who made clear to Minnesota that he would not be re-signing there in 2019.Translated: The Wolves had to trade him, or they would lose him for nothing.The drama has been constant from Butler’s first practice with the Wolves this season, and the team’s start while waiting for this inevitable move has been lousy. Minnesota finished a 0-5 road trip with a loss in Sacramento on Friday night and is 4-9 overall — winless in eight games on the road.Butler played in 10 of those games, averaging 21.3 points. It was a peculiar arrangement; the Timberwolves were still running things through him often, even while the worst-kept secret in the NBA was that he wanted a change of address. Plenty of teams were mentioned along the way — Houston, the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami among them — as top candidates.“I think him getting a fresh start on a team like ours will be beneficial to both sides,” McConnell said.Butler, 29, has been an All-Star in each of the last four seasons. There are also concerns, though they clearly didn’t put off Philadelphia. Butler has missed at least 15 games in four of the last five seasons, including a career-high 23 games last year while dealing with a knee injury.Philadelphia, who had just nine available players against the Grizzlies in part because of the pending move, will become Butler’s third team, after Chicago and Minnesota. He’s a career 16.5 point-per-game scorer, though that is skewed by his first two seasons, which were meager on the scoring front. He’s on pace this season to average at least 20 points for the fifth consecutive year.“Welcome to the best sports city in America,” quarterback Carson Wentz of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles tweeted to Butler.Saric is in his third season and averaging 11.1 points, shooting only 36 percent. Covington had been a starter for Philadelphia for the bulk of the last four-plus seasons and is averaging 11.3 points per game this year.Philadelphia and Minnesota don’t meet until Jan. 15. Butler’s return trip to Minnesota this season would be March 30, when he’s sure to be showered with boos from a Target Center crowd that jeered him at the beginning of the home opener before quickly letting up. Butler had 33 points on 10-for-12 shooting from the floor in 36 minutes that night against Cleveland, a reminder amid the drama why coach Tom Thibodeau was so eager to acquire him the year before. 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He loved playing for Thibodeau, his coach for his first five seasons with the Bulls, and they helped Minnesota get to the playoffs last spring for the first time in 14 years.But the roster never truly meshed. And now, a new start awaits them all.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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HERITAGE PROJECT FUNDING – WHERE THE MONEY WAS SPENT ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgThe Heritage Council has today announced funding for a number of heritage projects in County Donegal under its 2015 Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme.Here is a list of the projects and the funding they have received.· Repointing of Holy Trinity Church, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal, applicant Holy Trinity Church, Dunfanaghy. The repointing in lime mortar is part of a sustainable plan, which includes insulation and the installation of geo-thermal heating. Amount awarded – €4000. · Dunfanaghy Heritage Trails, applicant The Workhouse. This grant will permit the production of three flyers to compliment trails in the Dunfanaghy area; The Historic Dunfanaghy Town Trail, The Lurgabrack Wildlife Trail and the Historical Dunfanaghy Scenic Drive all on the WAW. Amount awarded – €1000.· Conservation of Templecrone Church, applicant Maghery Heritage Group. This project will facilitate the preparation of conservation specifications for repairs and conservation works on Templecrone Church and gravestones using drawings, rectified photography and written specifications, preparation of a method statement and site works strategy. Amount awarded – €4000.· Inch Fort Project – Stage 1, applicant The Meitheal Trust. This project will accommodate structural remedial works aimed at the preservation of Inch Fort. Amount awarded – €1300.· The conservation of the ruins of Kilbarron castle, applicant Kilbarron Castle Conservation Project. This project aims to conserve and stabilise the current remnants of Kilbarron Castle and based on a conservation plan will ensure this site can be used to celebrate the important story of the Four Masters, Michael O’Cleirigh, chief of the Four Masters and promote this story and site through Summer Schools, festivals and education /community projects in the future. Amount awarded – €4000. · St. Catherine’s Church Conservation Project, applicant Killybegs History & Heritage Committee. Principal work this year will be the preparation of detailed conservation specifications to allow for consent for works to be achieved. This is a very important step in our project in ensuring the structure and site is safe for locals and visitors to enjoy this nationally important site. Amount awarded – €3500· Preservation of the Thatched Roof of National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, applicant Brendan Fox. This project is to re-thatch the roof of our family farmhouse. Records show that this cottage has been owned by family since the early 1800’s. Amount awarded – €4,000.· Preparation of a Conservation Plan for Straid Church, Clonmany, Co.Donegal , applicant Old Church Conservation Group, St Columba’s Church of Ireland, Straid, Clonmany, Co Donegal. This will consist of four reports; a conservation report, a Structural Inspection Report, an Archaeological Report and a Natural Heritage Survey. Amount awarded – €2,500.· Restoration and maintenance of the fabric of St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe, applicant St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe. This project will undertake a professional survey of the external and internal fabric of the Cathedral in order to identify, prioritise and carry out necessary works to maintain the integrity of the building. Amount awarded – €2,000.· Early Christian Landscapes of Inishowen: Moville, applicant Bernician Studies Group. This project will commission a field recording of graveyard features and magnetometer survey around the Cooley graveyard, Moville. This will culminate in a public conference for the protection, development and growth of heritage-based tourism, education and cultural exploitation of Irishwomen’s Early Christian archaeological heritage. Amount awarded – €2,000. · Inch Island Partridge Project, applicant Inch Island Gun Club. The Inch Island Partridge Project sets out to develop and enhance suitable farmland habitat for the reintroduction of Partridge into Co. Donegal and to implement suitable measures to increase the survivability of the introduced birds. Amount awarded – €4,000.· Burtonport, The Cooperage: Conservation Specifications for Urgent Repair Work, applicant Burtonport Heritage Group. This project will allow for the production of conservation specifications for the Repair of the Cooperage in Burtonport. Amount award – €3,000.· Killymard Old Church Restoration – Feasibility Report, applicant Killymard Old Church Restoration Committee. This project will allow for the preparation of a feasibility report that will indicate what activities could be accommodated within the constraints of the structure while taking into account the needs and wishes of all sectors of the community. Amount awarded -€2,000.· Conservation plan for Christchurch and Glebelands, Buncrana, applicant Church of Ireland. This project will allow for the development of a conservation plan to ensure safe access for the community to an historic and central building in Buncrana town centre, so that it can be fully integrated into the heritage of the town. Amount awarded -€2,000. · Ned’s Point Heritage Development Plan, applicant Swilly Marine & Heritage Exploration Centre. Develop a conservation plan which will allow us to apply for funding to the local development partnership or elsewhere when funding becomes available. The Eventual aim is to create a digital heritage observation centre, to promote heritage to locals, visitors and schools. Amount awarded €3,500.· HISTORIC STREETS ALIVE 2015, applicant Mary Kerrigan. This project will see communities co-create street visions in Letterkenny and Derry. This will see the use of fresh and new interactive methods engaging Church Lane, Letterkenny and Derry’s Fountain and Chamberlain Streets. Amount awarded – €3000.· Raphoe Ulster-Scots Heritage Weekend , applicant Ulster-Scots Agency. The Ulster-Scots Heritage Weekend will focus upon the rich heritage brought to Raphoe and East Donegal by Scottish Settlers 400 years ago and which has shaped the physical and cultural heritage of the area. The weekend will seek to raise awareness within the wider community of the Ulster-Scots heritage. Amount awarded -€2,500.. Managing Corncrake habitats in Donegal and Mayo, applicant Bird Watch Ireland. This project will see the continued management of meadow areas for Corncrakes on Tory Island, Co. Donegal and Termoncarragh Reserve, Co. Mayo. Benefits to local communities will include tourism potential deploying local contractors to carry out wildlife management. Amount awarded €5,000.HERITAGE PROJECT FUNDING – WHERE THE MONEY WAS SPENT ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: May 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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