Killeagh GAA Club

29 June, 2020

WE ARE BACK ON THE FIELDS!!

As of Saturday morning last, we are back on the fields of Páirc Uí Chinnéide at long last. Firstly, we must give credit & our thanks to our Grounds Staff for having all three pitches in tremendous condition. It is a wonderful sight to see.

This week, we will update you on the eLearning Module that needs to be read through thoroughly & a return to play questionnaire that needs filling out for all attendees of the club. We have a county championship programme from Páirc Uí Chaoimh in full below which start from July 24th, hopefully in turn Cork will have a fixture list on midweek along with the East Cork Board. We are currently collecting membership that needs to be paid before all players attend their first training session. We will also be restarting our cash sales for our Club Lotto very shortly, more to confirm in coming week.

We ask all our members to continue to follow all HSE/Government guidelines. Please remember that we all have a responsibility to each other to behave appropriately to ensure the suppression of the virus. We also have guidelines for everyone entering Páirc Uí Chinnéide and we ask all persons entering the club grounds to adhere to these.

We thank you all for your continued support and want to assure you that Killeagh GAA Club will continue to support and be inclusive to all of the community as much as we possibly can.

Remember, our Club Motto at the front door of our Complex, “In our Club we help each other to be the best that we can be both on and off the field”.

COACHING AND SAFEGUARDING COURSES

With training & games returning this coming week, a final call for all our mentors and coaches to fulfil their duties of completing their respective Coaching & Safeguarding courses with a matter of urgency. As outlined prior to the Pandemic, all persons involved in helping out the team management or players that are in the Under 18 category will need to be E-Vetted.

We will be contacting the respective coaches/mentors who need to attend training in time, but for the moment we ask that ALL COACHES should start or complete the mandatory online E-Vetting process. You can do this by logging onto gaa.ie, search for the E-Vetting section and complete the necessary steps as outlined. We need these completed before we return to the green fields of Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Anyone that has an issue with it or has a query on the above subject, please contact the GAA Children’s Officer Grainne Fitzgerald on 087-6290214 or email childrensofficer.killeagh.cork@gaa.ie

COVID-19 HEALTH GUIDELINES

With the GAA speeding up the roadmap last weekend, there has been a few changes as we will outline below. Over the next week as players, mentors & parents return to Páirc Uí Chinnéide, please take note of the following points that should be noted by all members;

1. All training, team gatherings & meetings may resume from June 27th.

2. All players should be coming to the field with the line of “Get in, Train & Get out!” over the next couple of weeks until further notice. Players should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes for your scheduled session and leave within 5 minutes of the completion of the session.

3. We ask that all players should arrive to Páirc Uí Chinnéide in separate cars (ie. No car-sharing) & that if parents could where possible stay in the cars for the duration of the training session or utilize the use of our walkway. We would recommend not to hang around in groups, adhere to Social Distancing guidelines and not to be leaning on the fencing as it could be very easy to spread to virus by touching the fence and passing it to someone else.

4. A directive from Croke Park states that "Club gyms are to be closed and access suspended". Therefore, our Gym will be closed until further notice.

5. To minimise the risk of the Coronavirus spreading, our club shop will remain closed until further notice.

6. All clubrooms & dressing room facilities are to remain closed until further notice as the Covid-19 advisory committee must meet to issue advice on this on June 29th. We ask the ALL MEMBERS adhere to this directive of the closure.

7. Our walkway Páirc Uí Chinnéide is in use for all in the community. When using this facility, please adhere to Social Distancing guidelines (2m apart) and walk in an anti-clockwise direction keeping the Main Pitch to your left-hand side. Please keep off the newly seeded banks and grass margins as these just starting to grow. Please spend no more than 90 minutes at the pitch so that everyone will have an opportunity to walk safely.

8. We ask that people using our walkway should be located within the county or within the 20km recommended radius and that you ‘Stay Local’. If shopping, support Local Businesses.

9. We ask all players, club members, parents of children in our Underage section & spectators to read the ‘Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ which is attached below. This is a living but important and essential document to understand on how to return to some normality in the coming weeks.

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

11. 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.

12. The Clubhouse will remain closed in accordance with the ‘Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ Roadmap until August 10th. There will be toilets open for emergency use.

13. If you are unwell, feel sick or have any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not come to Páirc Uí Chinnéide, stay at home and self-isolate as per Public Health advice.

We will update instructions over the coming weeks, it will be changed here and notified on the Club Text & our Social Media. 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! CLG Cilliath

CLUB MEMBERSHIP

With training resuming this week and matches not long thereafter, we ask that all players should have their membership paid at this stage. If not, please contact our Registrar Ger Scully or your team manager. Club members should also have their membership at this stage.

If not, please note that these are the membership fees that are required;

· €100 for Adult Players + €50 Gym Access

· €50 for Students + €25 Gym Access

· €60 for Non-Playing Adults

· €40 for OAP’s & Unwaged

· €40 for Juveniles (€80 for 2 boys or more)

· €130 family (2 Adults & boys under 18)

· €300 Silver membership (€25 per month which includes full membership worth €130, Yearly Club Lotto Quickpick €90, access to our newly refurbished Gym & entry to our Annual Supporters Club Draw costing €250)

· €480 Gold Membership (€40 per month which includes all of Silver Membership benefits plus a 2nd Yearly Club Lotto ticket where you get to pick your own numbers & a ticket for the Cork GAA Clubs Draw €100)

It is important we gather this membership in a timely manner as your club must pay your insurance for the year and also meet ongoing financial commitments on a monthly basis. If you need a membership form to fill out, they are attached below.

CÚL CAMPS RETURN TO TG4

Because of the lack of Cúl Camps due to red tapes restrictions, health guidelines etc., the young generation can watch the skills of gaelic games, learn from Games Promotions Officers with new skills and warm up properly, what is good nutrition to be eating & hear from great stars of the Gaelic Games world. You can watch it each weekday morning from 10:25am (repeated at 5:15pm) for a 30 min duration.

CORK COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS RELEASED

On Monday morning, the County Executive confirmed the County Championship format for all clubs which will commence from July 24th onwards. Football weekends will take place on July 24th-26th, August 14th-16th & September 4th-6th.

Hurling weekends will take place on Jul 31st-Aug 3rd, Aug 7th-9th & Aug 28th-30th. The County Finals have provisionally been booked for the weekend of October 2nd-4th pending on Dual clubs getting to finals.

We have the full document attached with this email for you to study over the next few weeks.

CORK SEE INTERCOUNTY SEASON RETURN IN WINTER

The confirmation from Croke Park came last Friday morning of the Inter County Championship season with the All Ireland Hurling final scheduled to take place on Sunday December 13th while the Football decider will be held the following Saturday, December 19th.

Cork will be out first with the footballers as they will complete the Allianz Football League with their Round 6 encounter against Louth on the weekend of October 17th/18th and they will face Longford on the weekend of the 24th/25th October. Their Munster Championship Semi Final (which is a do or die game) against Kerry will be held on October 31st/November 1st.

The Cork Hurlers have drawn Waterford in the Munster Hurling Championship semi-final which will take place on the weekend of November 7th/8th. But unlike the footballers, they will have a second chance if they lose in the province. All the dates for these ties are subject to TV deals being confirmed.

CORK GAA STATEMENT ON CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (9TH JUNE 2020)

At tonight’s meeting of the County Executive, consideration was given to County Championship formats for 2020.

The preference remains for a group stage championship in line with the format approved by clubs last year, subject to the window available.

With inter-county games resuming on the weekend of October 17th/18th, we await the programme of inter-county activity from the GAA’s CCCC later this month to allow us to maximise the period of club activity from July onwards.

Therefore, there will be no final decision on formats until that point.

Meanwhile, a subgroup is examining the opportunities for the streaming of games to allow the greatest possible audience for the club programme and to facilitate those who are unable to attend.

In the meantime, we thank all teams and club members for continuing to comply with government and GAA regulations.

GAA STATEMENT ON COVID-19 CLUB EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CLUBS (12th JUNE 2020)

Since the publication of the Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games on 5 June, the GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association have partnered to develop a Covid-19 Club Education Programme to help those involved in Clubs return safely to Gaelic Games activities.

Through education on roles and responsibilities, the programme aims to reinforce how collective responsibility can help protect the health and welfare of all those involved in Gaelic Games and minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 in local communities.

The programme will be delivered in stages with the initial offering focussing on Covid Supervisors and Club Officers.

More detailed information for Players and Parents/Guardians of underage Players, and Team Personnel such as Managers, Coaches and Medical Personnel will be issued during the week starting 16 June.

A number of key points are worth noting.

· Clubs will not be expected to record the temperatures of players when they arrive for training/games.

· Adult players and parents/guardians of underage players will be required to complete an online Health Questionnaire once prior to their return to GAA Activities.

· Adult players and parents/guardians of underage players will then be required to declare, before each training session/game, that their health status has not changed.

· An online system for the health questionnaire will be provided centrally by the GAA. This is the only system that should be used.

As a vital part of the return of Gaelic Games, ALL adult players, ALL parents of underage players & ALL managers, coaches & Covid-19 Team Supervisors MUST complete this online eLearning module before returning to any training. https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd/#/ It should only take 10-15 minutes. Once you finish the module, you will receive a certificate. This is important, fill your name into the relevant space and print it off or take a screen shot and give to your manager at your first training session The online Health Questionnaire can be completed via (http://returntoplay.gaa.ie) and can be seen by the club and the relevant Covid-19 Supervisor. Also, plans will be communicated next week on specific Covid-19 education for referees and games development staff, e.g. protocols for Cúl Camps and sample coaching activities. For more information, check out https://learning.gaa.ie/covid19 or for the latest club briefing on the Return to Play Protocols, check out https://youtu.be/yhKD2HaIAm4

OFFICIAL GAA STATEMENT (20TH JUNE 2020)

The following changes to the return to activity guidelines are being made after recommendations made by the Covid-19 Advisory Committee this morning.

These changes were subsequently endorsed by the GAA, the Camogie Association and the LGFA.

This week:

· Open pitches for Adult training from Wednesday, June 24th.

· Open for Minor and below from Saturday, June 27th.

· Both of the above on a non-contact basis and on the understanding that players and all participants have completed the eLearning module and are following the control measures in place (health questionnaire etc).

· On the basis of a maximum of 15 players in a designated area of the field (26 Counties) and 10 players in a designated area of the field (6 Counties).

Coaching numbers for underage teams to be consistent with Code of Behaviour.

From June 29th:

· Allow contact training and challenge games for all from Monday, June 29th (26 Counties).

· We await guidance from the NI Executive in relation to 6 Counties – non-contact training in the numbers outlined above in the interim.

· We also await clarification on what will constitute a close contact versus a casual contact.

· Restriction on participants only attending training sessions to be relaxed from June 29th – subject to government specified maximum of 200 people in the ground.

· Allow Club Fixtures from Friday July 17th.

· No change to inter-county dates (Sept 14th for training; competitions to start on Oct 17th as planned).

· All control measures for players, coaches and other team personnel (completion of health questionnaire, eLearning education etc) is to remain in place until advised otherwise; dressing rooms to remain closed until July 20th

The Advisory Committee is considering the position in relation to other GAA buildings (such as Club bars that are serving food, Gyms, Handball alleys etc). Guidance will be provided in this context before June 29th.

FUTURE PITCH BOOKINGS

As we reopen our pitches for teams both training & playing matches, we will be laying out strict protocols over the first few weeks to make sure the correct procedures are being taken. We are doing our best to ensure that every team gets a fair opportunity to a Safe Return to Play Gaelic Games and gets the required time on the field towards training & playing matches. The relevant Chairpersons & Secretaries of the clubs have been notified of this and will speak to mentors in the coming days regarding such. If you are a mentor and you have not been notified of the protocols, please contact the Chairperson of your club. Please take note that the only way to book a pitch will be via email (pro.killeagh.cork@gaa.ie) and no other way will be accepted. We will not be making any bookings beyond July 19th until further notice. We would ask all teams that we would require some flexibility towards training sessions in the coming weeks as matches will be played thick and fast across all four codes. These pitch bookings will also concur with the relevant contact tracing (HSE Guidelines) which may be required further down the line.

ONLINE KILLEAGH GAA LOTTO SYSTEM - IMPORTANT UPDATE

Our club has now transferred onto the new Smart Lotto system.

The new system is different in that you can now add money to your ‘Smart Lotto account wallet’ and use this money to play Lotto over the following weeks whenever you wish.

This reduces banking charges & fees for you due to fewer card transactions & makes it easier for you to play the club lotto.

Current online registered players will need to activate their new account by:

1. You should now have received an email (check Junk/Spam) from Smart Lotto with a link to the new Lotto system. This link will guide you to ‘create a new password’ & enter your payment details etc.

2. If you haven’t received an email, no problem, you can still use the link below. Click ‘Menu’ (Top Right lines on mobile device), click ‘login’, and click ‘Forgot password’, follow instructions to enter new password & follow instructions to add payment details etc.

3. Play our Club Lotto & be in with a chance to win the jackpot while supporting your club. At this time when we have no other income, our lotto is more vital than ever in helping us meet our ongoing financial commitments on a monthly basis.

NEW ONLINE LOTTO USERS:

For anyone who is new to our online Lotto simply click the link below, click ‘First Time Playing’ & follow the instructions. Registration should take less than two minutes!

Smart Lotto host the online Lotto system and any technical or payment queries should be addressed directly to them via their website.

If anyone has other general queries relating to the online system & needs some guidance on how to gain access to the new website, please contact Padraig McGrath 087-8575678 who is the Killeagh GAA club administrator of the online system. https://bit.ly/Killeagh (New Link for Lotto)

Go Raibh Milé Maith Agaibh!

LOTTO UPDATE:

The Killeagh GAA Lotto Jackpot on the rise...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 23rd of June. Last week’s Lotto Jackpot was €7,800. The numbers drawn on the night were 1, 9, 14 & 26. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Barry O'Neill & Dolores Benaim, while the €30 voucher for Tom Kelly's Butcher, Killeagh was won by Robert Deane & the €30 voucher for Uncle Sams, Killeagh was won by Louise O'Connell. Well done to all! This week's Jackpot is a massive €8,000!

Please note, for the next few weeks, the Killeagh GAA Lotto will be an ONLINE LOTTO ONLY until further notice. But we do hope to return to selling cash tickets in shops sooner rather than later, our Lotto Committee are working on ideas on how to do this safely.

However, if you do wish to enter the draw online, you can buy tickets up to Tuesday evening at 8:15pm on https://bit.ly/Killeagh! Remember, no queues, no delays, the Killeagh GAA Online Lotto is always a great way to Play!!

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 there are any queries regarding the Lotto, please contact your regular Lotto seller or any committee member. Thanks again for your support as we meet our financial commitments on a monthly basis.

Remember, Money Spent Local Stays Local!

KILLEAGH GAA GOLF SOCIETY:

Our Annual Golf Classic has been postponed until September 3rd, 4th & 5th 2020 which will take place in West Waterford Golf Club. This is a tough decision for us. One thing for sure, as our playing time will be slightly more limited than our annual fixture in July, it is important for teams to book themselves onto the timesheet early.

A final call for MAJOR SPONSORS urgently to help us proceed with the Annual Golf Classic for 2020! Remember, we had 147 teams last year which saw over 400 people play throughout the event and the plenty advertising prior to the event also! Or if you want to sponsor one of the biggest three-day amateur Golf Classics around, you can also book a Classic Sponsorship or a Tee Box Sponsorship through Ray on 087-2330054 who has further details on these.

With the golf courses open and everyone adhering to social distance measures, there are big numbers out taking to the courses locally. We ask all our members & guests to please keep adhering to their relevant club guidelines & protocols regarding Social Distancing, Hand Sanitizers, Local Club rules etc. These are important times to support the clubs in their return to action. Be safe and sensible and enjoy the next few weeks.

With all Society & Competition Golf restarted only last week, we were forced into re-fixing some outings for the year ahead.

Our first fixture of the season is the 1st round of the Golfer of the Year competition to Youghal Golf Club which takes place this upcoming Sunday, July 5th from 1:30pm until 5pm. The timesheet is fairly full as things stand so the advice is to contact Ray ASAP on 087-2330054 to get yourself on the time sheet.

Please note at this outing, we will be taking both Club & Golf membership (as per Bye Laws in Golf Society, you must be a member of the club to join the Golf Society). The membership for Golf Society is €30 for the 2020 season. And Matchplay entries will close on Sunday evening, with entries at €10. This can be paid before playing on Sunday.

Our first Tuesday outing of the season will take place on Tuesday July 14th in Lismore Golf Club. The timesheet is with Ray Rochford and we are starting from 11am.

We have our 2nd round fixture of the Golfer of the Year competition has been confirmed for July 23rd. We will confirm the venue this week.

Our Captain’s Prize will take place on Sunday August 16th in Castlemartyr Resort at 12:30pm. Again, a date for the diary as it is the 3rd leg of the Golfer of the Year competition!

And our rescheduled day out to West Waterford Golf Club for the Margaret Rochford & Tom Fitzgibbon Charity Day is to be rescheduled for later in the year.

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 draw for June took place last Thursday we had a winner in the club!

10th Prize of a €150 voucher for the Rochestown Park Hotel went to Martin O’Connor, congratulations Martin! Another winner for the Killeagh GAA Club!

If you want to enter the last two draws of the 2019-20 season for July & August, or book your place for the new series of draws from September, please contact our Cork GAA Clubs Killeagh Co-ordinator Dave Barry on 087-8123352 or any committee member. Don’t forget, approximately 45% of your ticket comes back to Killeagh GAA.

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 Online Only Lotto every Tuesday @ 8:30pm

2. Killeagh GAA Golf Society 1st Round Golfer of the Year at Youghal GC – July 5th

3. Killeagh GAA Annual Golf Classic, West Waterford Golf Club – September 3rd, 4th & 5th (Please Note Date Change)

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