Killeagh GAA Club

23 March, 2020

COVID-19 HEALTH GUIDELINES

As you can imagine, the foreseeable future will feel quite weird and be an unprecedented venture for all of us in the local community but is a responsibility that everyone will have to take on together. Croke Park still remain closed which means that no GAA, Camogie or LGFA activities shall take place over the next two weeks. Through these times, please take note of the following points that should be noted by all members;

1. All training, matches and team gatherings remain suspended until March 30th at earliest.

2. The most recent directive from Croke Park states that "Club gyms are to be closed and access suspended". Therefore, our Gym will be closed until further notice. Please respect this directive

3. To minimise the risk of the Coronavirus spreading, our club shop will remain closed until early April.

4. Please follow all guidelines issued to the public by Government and HSE and especially those on hand washing, hygiene and social distancing both indoors and outdoors.

5. Our walkway remains open for people to use individually or in small groups, while observing all HSE guidance.

6. Please offer appropriate support to your neighbours, elderly people & those at risk in our community - checking in with a regular phone call is a good way to do this or helping them by purchasing their shopping during the week.

For more information on HSE Guidelines, please check out the posters below. For more local information, please keep in touch with our Social Media or contact any club member.

Ní neart go cur le chéile!

Go raibh milé maith agaibh!

CORK COUNTY BOARD & REBEL ÓG NOTICE ON COVID-19

With the Coronavirus (Covid-19) taking a hold of the health world (which is important to us all to protect from), please take note of the following notice of recommendations which was sent out by Cork County Board and should be applied to all age groups throughout the club for the foreseeable future.

1. Players should have their own water bottles rather than sharing. 2. No handshakes at the end of games. 3. Players use their own towels, soap, hand cleaner etc. when washing and drying after games.”

If you have any questions or queries, please contact a club officer regarding such.

CORK GAA EXECUTIVE STATEMENT ON MARCH 17TH

Cork County Board released a statement last week;

“The Executive of Cork County Board met via video-conference on March 17th and, primarily with regard to the safety of our members and of the wider community, has decided to postpone the all first round games in the Premier Senior, Senior A, Premier Intermediate, Intermediate A and Lower Intermediate Championships in both football and hurling, as well as the County stages of the U21 football competitions and the County Junior B & C competitions.

These first round club championship games had been scheduled across the four weekends in April and the first two weekends in May, but are now postponed en bloc.

All other games and activities, including those under the jurisdiction of Rebel Óg, remain suspended as per GAA directive and advice from the HSE / Department of Health. This will continue until we are directed otherwise.

The scheduling and format of the County Championships for 2020 is now subject to review, in consultation with Munster Council, the National Competitions Control Committee and our Clubs.

Club league regulations and completion dates will also be reviewed once a resumption of activities is confirmed.

The offices at Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be closed until such time as current restrictions are lifted. County Board staff will work remotely and are contactable by email or via the office phone as normal. The office phone (021-4963311) has been diverted to a staff member’s phone and will be answered during office hours.

We can also confirm that Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been made available to the HSE, who are considering possible uses for the stadium and we hereby wish to acknowledge the efforts that our club units have already undertaken in assisting local health services and in assisting vulnerable people in our communities at this difficult time.

The County Board meeting scheduled for April 7th has been cancelled. The Executive and CCC will continue to meet regularly via video-conference and will provide a report to clubs by email after all meetings.

Once again, we urge all our members to adhere to directives from the GAA, the HSE and the Department of Health during the current pandemic.

Ní neart go chur le chéile.

Le meas,

Kevin O'Donovan, Secretary / CEO, Cork GAA,

Tracey Kennedy, Chairperson, Cork GAA.

GAA STATEMENT FROM CROKE PARK

As part of our collective efforts in dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak, it is our intention to communicate with our units on a regular basis and keep you informed of developments as they happen.

The GAA can confirm that a number of coaching and games initiatives will not proceed in light of the prevailing circumstances.

These include the 2020 Féile competitions, the Celtic Challenge and activity involving Academy Squads.

It has also been confirmed that the Connacht Senior Football Championship meeting between New York and Galway, scheduled to take place in Gaelic Park, New York on May 3rd, has been postponed

The future for this fixture will be considered at a later date and in the context of the anticipated overall re-drawing of the national fixtures calendar for 2020 as necessitated by the ongoing disruption to the GAA games programme.

We will add to this list as further cancellations arise.

The Association would like to reassure our members that when games activity re-commences we will provide an adequate games schedule for our players at all ages and grades.

In the meantime, we are working on a unified approach for all of our units on the issue of Games Development and Administration personnel and will be liaising with our Provincial Councils and County Committees in the coming days.

Thank you for your combined efforts to date.

These efforts have the potential to make a massive difference and it is in this vein that we ask you to continue to mobilise the GAA network and our wider membership in the interests of public health and the greater good.

Please continue to exercise caution relating to social distancing and coughing and sneezing etiquette and continue to refer to HSE.ie for more detailed advice.

Tomás Ó Riain

Ard Stiúrthóir

Ard Stiúrthóir, Director General

STRONGER TOGETHER: KILLEAGH-INCH COVID-19 ACTION GROUP

The following is a Covid-19 Killeagh-Inch community letter which all houses in our parish should get delivery of over the coming days.

We are a voluntary support group that have come together to help in the Killeagh/Inch area. Our purpose is to help any individual/ family in the area who can’t leave their home for any reason to access things like shops, pharmacies or even to walk your dog.

It doesn’t matter to us if you are: self-isolating, have the virus or are just afraid to go out under these circumstances – it is none of our business! We will be taking our own precautions to protect ourselves and you.

Once your shopping is done, if you know anyone on the list and would prefer them to deliver your shopping that can be requested too and we will do our best to accommodate that where possible.

Items will be dropped off at a point outside your home as agreed by you and the contact person. AT NO POINT WILL ANYONE ENTER YOUR HOME AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL APPLY AT ALL TIMES (2 METRES). RING TOO IF YOU SIMPLY WANT TO CHAT TO SOMEONE.

GROUP CONTACT NUMBERS (RING OR TEXT)

PARISH PHONE (087) 7088601 Fr. Tim (087)1337164 Colman Motherway (085)7540973

Mary Smiddy (087) 2561133

List of volunteers at time of print (new volunteers always welcome, contact (087) 2561133

Siobhán Aherne; Ger Collins; Mary Collins (Burgess); Mary Collins (Drishane); Monica Daly; Fidelma Delaney; Mike Fitzgerald; Mary Fitzgibbon; Kevin Galvin; Noreen Ingamells; Lorraine McCarthy; Mary McCarthy; Denis Mc. Donald; Pádraig McGrath; James Maunsell; J.P. Murphy; Orla Morrison; Colman Motherway; Sinéad O’Donovan;Kevin O’ Driscoll; Philip O’ Neill; Rita Scannell; Liz Sinclair; Ger Scully; Kieran Scully; Mary Smiddy; Tricia Treacy

Emergency Numbers to keep close to hand:

Doctor’s number: (fill in your own GP)

Youghal Gardaí: (024) 92200

Killeagh Gardaí: (024) 95112

HSE National Covid-19 helpline number: 1850- 24 -1850

Senior Line: 1800-80- 45-91

Alone also offer Covid 19 Advice 0818-222-024

Samaritans: 116123

St. Vincent de Paul Confidential line: (086) 2113588

Emergency Numbers: 112 or 999

Your Eircode number (if you don’t know this number contact us with your address and we will get it for you)

ALL CONTACT WILL BE TREATED IN TOTAL CONFIDENCE

MEMBERSHIP NOW DUE BY ALL CLUB MEMBERS

As we now run through the month of March, club membership is now due and should be paid promptly by all club members. Please remember, all players membership should have their membership paid before attending a training session or playing a game. Membership can be paid to club Registrar Ger Scully or to any club officer.

2019 KILLEAGH GAA SUPPORTERS CLUB MOVING INTO 2020

A huge thank you to all our Silver and Gold Supporters Club members who have contributed so much to helping to keep our club afloat year on year. All those Silver & Gold Supporters of the club will get a ‘Killeagh GAA Supporters Club Car Sticker’ over the next few weeks. If you want to be included in this draw each year, please contact Tim Crotty, Colman Motherway or any committee member regarding this important fundraiser for the club.

NEW LIVE SCORING APP RIGHT TO YOUR SMARTPHONE – WHAT'S THE SCOR

There are some advertising slots for any local businesses to be filled on the new app for Killeagh GAA club. If you are interested in advertising on the app which has 50,000 users, please contact Patrick Mulcahy for more information. More information of the app & much more can be found through the PRO or you can download the app right now, find Killeagh GAA Club and follow the action by ‘Like’ by the heart button on the bottom right of the page.

LOTTO UPDATE

The Killeagh GAA Lotto Jackpot resumes on Tuesday

After being postponed last week, the Killeagh GAA Weekly Lotto Draw will resume next Tuesday March 24th and will be an ONLINE LOTTO ONLY until further notice. Tickets sold in local businesses for last week's Draw will all be collected and included on Tuesday next. This week's Jackpot is €5200.

We appreciate that many regular supporters may not be able to continue their weekly support given the changed economic climate, but we also know many people would like to continue to support, even €2 per week, while we also have about 200 Yearly & Supporters Club members to consider who have paid in advance for a Weekly Draw. If you do wish to enter the draw, you can buy tickets online from today at http://bit.ly/KilleaghGAA. Any queries please contact your regular Lotto seller or Colman on 085-7540973 or Michael on 086-2202493. Thanks again for your support.

TEAMS

For 2020, if you are looking to book the pitch or indoor hall for ANY training sessions or matches, please contact the Chairperson or PRO this week regarding such to be booked onto the online system. There is no diary in for the hall bookings. Pitches can be block booked for various reasons and need to be checked with committee before being trained on. No match or training may take place without the essential booking! You can also check bookings on the screen monitor in the clubhouse.

KILLEAGH GAA GOLF SOCIETY:

In keeping with GUI & ILGU guidelines, the listed golf outings will be going ahead as planned but there shall be no shotgun starts to any timesheet.

Our Tuesday outing to Castlemartyr Golf Club was postponed due to the closure of the Resort.

Our rescheduled day out to West Waterford Golf Club is on Tuesday March 31st for the Margaret Rochford & Tom Fitzgibbon Charity Day has now been postponed and will be rescheduled later in the year.

Our first Golfer of the Year outing is to Youghal Golf Club on Sunday April 5th at 11:30am. This outing will be run in accordance with GUI & ILGC Guidelines.

This Time Sheet is now open with Ray Rochford! Spread the Word!

Our weekend away to Druids Glen will take place at the end of July. Please book now if you are interested in attending. For more information, please contact Society Captain Pádraig McGrath or Treasurer Tim Crotty.

If you are interested in joining the Killeagh GAA Golf Society for their variety of trips away for 2020, give Ray Rochford a call on 087-2330054.

CORK GAA CLUBS DRAW

The 2019/20 Cork Clubs next draw is scheduled to take place on March 26th, where first prize is €20,000 cash! Remember, Killeagh GAA members again were among the winners last November with Flo Fitzgerald picking up €1,000 cash.

If you missed your chance in joining the opening three draws, do not worry, you can join at any time. Don’t forget, approximately 45% of your ticket comes back to Killeagh GAA. If you are interested in joining the draw, please contact our Cork GAA Clubs Co-ordinator Dave Barry on 087-8123352 or any committee member.

KILLEAGH HEALTHY CLUBS – KILLEAGH GAA CLUB, KILLEAGH/ITAS JUVENILE CLUB, KILLEAGH CAMOGIE CLUB & INCH ROVERS LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB

One of the aspects of the Healthy Clubs Initiative in Killeagh is our walking group. The walks vary hugely and are suitable for all fitness levels. We have had some great family outings including walking the

Atlantic Pond (Mahon, Cork), Glenbower Woods, Beach walks and more recently Spike Island. Lots of the walks are local and we have had very pleasant trips to Lismore, Knockadoon Cliff Walk and a historic walk of Cork City followed by breakfast.

The following are the planned walks for the year;

Killeagh-Ita's Healthy Clubs Project Monthly Walks 2020 Schedule:

No. 51 Sunday April 19th East Munster Way Walk Co. Tipperary.

No. 52/53 Saturday May 16th & Sunday May 17th West Cork Walks

No. 54 Sunday June 14th Galtybeg & Galtymore

No. 55 Sunday July 19th Gougane Barra

No. 56 Sunday August 23rd Inch, Rath Fort, Ardagh, Park

No. 57 Saturday September 26th Carruntoohill

No. 58 Sunday October 18th Comeragh Trail, Co. Waterford

No. 59 Sunday November 15th Cobh Town Walk

No. 60 Sunday December 13th Youghal Estuary Walk.

Details for all walks to follow but we hope these dates won't change. Hope to see you for some or all of these walks. So, if you have any new ideas, or know someone who might be interested in joining us, new members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, please contact Liz Sinclair 087-6137393! Spread the Word!

ALSO...

Remember, stay tuned to our social media channels on Facebook ‘Killeagh GAA’ or Twitter @KilleaghGAA for further up to date information on club on-goings. For live scoring, download the Whats The Scór app and ‘like’ the Killeagh GAA page.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

1. Killeagh GAA Lotto every Tuesday @ 7:45pm

2. Killeagh GAA Golf Society - Golfer of the Year – Round 1 at Youghal Golf Club on April 5th

3. Killeagh GAA Annual Golf Classic, West Waterford Golf Club - July 9th, 10th & 11th

4. Killeagh GAA Summer Cúl Camp for boys and girls aged 6-13 - July 13th – 17th

5. Killeagh GAA Golf Society Weekend away to Druids Glen - July 24th - 2