Killeagh GAA Club

27 October, 2020

COVID-19

As we are now in Level 5 restrictions, we ask all members to be cautious at all times going forward, keep your Social Distance, wear a face covering where possible, wash your hands regularly & reduce your social contacts.

Remember, if you have any of the following symptoms; Fever, A Cough, Shortness of Breath or Breathing Difficulties, please contact your GP for advice & do not attend Páirc Uí Chinnéide until cleared by Public Health.

Also, it is important to check in with elderly family members & neighbours to make sure that they are all ok, fit and healthy. If anyone has a problem or needs to talk to somebody, please contact a member of the Killeagh GAA Officers in the knowledge of confidentiality will be kept.

AGM 2020 TO MAKE HISTORY

For the first time in our club’s history, our AGM 2020 will be held online on Monday 16th November 2020. Official Notice has been sent out by the club Runaí over the weekend along the relevant nominations & motions forms to be filled out by members where required. Forms need to be returned by Monday November 2nd.

The online link to join the meeting will be circulated beforehand to members. If you have queries, please contact the club Runaí via email, secretary.killeagh.cork@gaa.ie

CLUB ONLY COVID UPDATE OCTOBER 16TH 2020

A Chara,

Below please note some important reminders and updates in relation to Covid ahead of this weekend:

For Consideration of Clubs:

1. Adult Club Games

The additional Level 3 Restrictions have removed the exemption for Adult club games. The Government have stated that this will be the position until at least November 10th.

In the interim, and while training is allowed at both adult and underage, it must be on a non-contact basis in pods of no more than 15 people in Counties that are in Level 3. The advice for Ulster Counties remains as per the communication from the Ulster Council yesterday.

2. Other Activities

Commercial use of indoor halls continues to be permitted where agreement was in place prior to March and relevant insurance are in place. Use by State bodies e.g. HSE/Schools is also permitted.

In light of updated advice, Drive-in events (such as Bingo etc) are no longer permitted to take place.

Le Meas,

GAA Communications Dept.

CORK GAA COUNTY EXECUTIVE UPDATE (21st October 2020)

At last night’s County Executive meeting, it was decided to postpone the unplayed 2020 Senior and Intermediate County Finals until the weekend of March 5th-7th, 2021, at the earliest.

It is planned to give adequate notice of games to clubs, with an appropriate window of preparation, in advance of finals.

2020 County Championships at Junior A, B and C level will resume on February 5th-7th at the earliest, with a brief period to be allowed for the completion of Divisional championships in early February where required.

There will be no Club games at adult or juvenile level permitted at County Board or Divisional level before Friday, February 5th.

Club U21 competitions for 2020 will not be completed.

Adult club training is prohibited from midnight tonight (October 21st) and non-contact training for school children outdoors in pods of 15 is permitted for the obvious associated health benefits and should not be competition focussed.

Again, we thank all members and your families for your patience during this uncertain time. Stay safe.

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Members are urged to continue to comply with the current government restrictions in relation to Gaelic Games below, taken from the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020 – 2021: Plan for living with COVID-19’ framework.

Level 5 will be in place from midnight tonight, Wednesday, October 21st for 6 weeks, with a review after 4 weeks. https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/covid19/living_with_covid19_plan.html

Sports and exercise

Gyms and leisure centres are closed.

No training or matches should take place except:

· Non-contact training for school children, outdoors in pods of 15

· Behind closed doors, inter-county Gaelic Games

GAA COVID-19 UPDATE;

Note to Clubs and Counties re Level 5 (22nd October 2020)

Below please note some important updates and clarifications in relation to Covid matters as we move to Level 5 across the country:

For Consideration of Clubs:

1. Club Games and Training

Level 5 restrictions mean neither adult club games nor Training can take place between now and December 1st. The GAA is adopting a 32-County approach in this context and therefore training for adult teams will not be allowed in the North either.

Training at Minor level and below only will be permitted for clubs in all 32 Counties (but not inter-county). However it must be on a non-contact basis in pods of no more than 15 people. Dressing Rooms cannot be used and the Health Questionnaire must be filled out by all those participating. Attendance by parents/guardians should be on the basis of one per child (for child protection reasons) and the Health Questionnaire must be filled out by all of those coming into the ground.

Injury Benefit Fund – GAA injury benefit cover is only in place for Inter County training and where non-contact training is organised for school aged children (i.e. Minor grade and below) outdoors in pods of 15

GAA Injury Benefit Fund cover does not extend to physical training sessions conducted remotely (i.e. online, via zoom etc.)

2. Use of indoor facilities – Commercial use of indoor halls continues to be permitted where agreement was in place prior to March and relevant insurance are in place. Use by State bodies e.g. HSE/Schools is also permitted.

These are the only instances in which Indoor facilities should be used.

3. Outdoor Astro facilities/All weather pitches – these can only be used for underage Gaelic Games training purposes. Under Level 5, they cannot be hired out to recreational users (Schools are the only exception in this context)

Essential property checks maintenance and pitch upkeep is permitted in Level 5

In the case of Community Employment Scheme workers, local scheme operators will need to confirm the position to each club. We would remind all units that an extension of cover request is required for engagement of such workers at club properties

4. Club Lottos/Draws – These are not permitted to take place indoors on GAA facilities.

5. Walking Tracks – these are permitted to be used on the basis of the relevant control measures (signage etc) being in place. Clubs should remind users of the 5km travel restrictions in relation to use of these facilities.

6. Drive in Events – Drive-in events are not permitted in Level 5 in the 26 Counties or for clubs in the 6 Counties.

7. Handball - Handball Alleys can only be used for individual training (i.e. one player at a time)

Inter County Matters

8. Minor and U20 Training and Games

All games and training at U20 and Minor level will cease from midnight tonight, Wednesday 21st.

The GAA will issue further advice in relation to when these competitions will now take place in due course.

9. Attendances at Allianz League and Championship Games

All Senior inter county games in both the 26 and 6 Counties must be played behind closed doors.

This means only essential personnel should be in attendance. A maximum of 40 persons per team will be allowed access to games. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and officials. There can be NO EXCEPTIONS to this and this needs to be clearly communicated to team managements, players and backroom personnel. Counties hosting league games will have ultimately responsibility for ensuring access is limited as outlined.

For clarity, the 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media, Streaming personnel and required event officials (stewards etc.)

10. Other issues to be conscious of for inter county games

· Group team photographs are not permitted before or after games due to the challenges they present with regard to social distancing.

· Players should not stand together for the National Anthem and should assume match positions before the Anthem proceeds.

· Jerseys should not be swapped after games

· Please ensure Huddles are not formed by your players

· Players should not shake hands before or after games.

· Water breaks – players should avoid coming together in a close group for water breaks

Go Raibh Mile Maith Agaibh

COACHING AND SAFEGUARDING COURSES

Ahead of the 2021 season, a 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 or younger categories 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

KILLEAGH GAA COVID-19 Update (October 22nd 2020);

With the new Level 5 restrictions now in place for the next six weeks, we would like to let all our members and supporters know that:

1. We can support anyone in our community who needs help with shopping, a friendly phone call or finding a 'support bubble friend' to link with. Please contact Ray Rochford at 087-2330054 or any club officer for support or advice.

2. Our walkway in Pairc Ui Chinneide will remain open by day, please walk anti-clockwise (keep the pitch on your left), observe physical distance from other walkers and use the hand sanitizer available at the four different points on the walkway.

3. All adult training has been cancelled until December, juvenile teams may continue non-contact training in pods of 15 or less. Mentors please continue to book time slots with our PRO if you intend to train your group.

4. Please obey Government & HSE Guidelines under the current restrictions. If you feel unwell, stay at home, self-isolate in your room and contact your GP. It is important that we all play our pet to erase the virus from the community.

5. Remember to support local businesses where possible, local jobs are important to keep maintained.

6. Finally, our Club Lotto will continue this week where we have a jackpot of €11,400 (see results below). Tickets are on sale locally in O’Neills Londis & Ahern’s Centra in Killeagh Village through our beautifully manufactured 5 foot green boxes. Tickets also on sale in Fitzgibbons Garage & Tom Kelly Butchers. Or you can play online now via our smartlotto link http://bit.ly/Killeagh.

All of your support during these times are appreciated as your club meets their monthly Financial Commitments to keep the club open.

Ni neart go cur le cheile.

Stay Safe & Well,

CLG Cilliath

UPDATED ADVICE ON FACILITIES & GUIDANCE ON DEALING WITH POSITIVE CASES (14TH JULY 2020)

Please find below, and in the attached document, important updates and guidance that is being forwarded to you at the request of the Ard Stiúrthóir.

Arising from a meeting of the GAA’s Covid Advisory Group last night, it was agreed on a risk stratification basis that the following GAA facilities should remain closed after July 20th and until further notice:

- All Dressing Rooms

- All Club and County Gyms

It was agreed that Handball alleys could be opened from July 20th but can only be used subject to the guidance and control measures outlined in the GAA Handball Return to Play Document.

Club Bars that do not serve food, are permitted to open from July 20th provided they follow the Government Regulations for the relevant sector, and all required third party insurances and assurances are in place.

Updated guidance for Clubs on “Dealing with positive or suspected cases” was also agreed. This guidance replaces the previous advice issued to clubs and counties on June 2

KILLEAGH GAA FIXTURES/RESULTS:

East Cork Junior 'C’ Football Championship (Round Robin Series);

Round 1; Carrigtwohill 0-8 vs Aghada 1-12

Round 2; Glenbower Rovers vs Carrigtwohill

Round 3; Glenbower Rovers vs Aghada

East Cork Under 21 ‘C’ Football Championship

Semi-Final; Glenbower Rovers vs Castlelyons

KILLEAGH/ITAS JUVENILE FIXTURES:

Rebel Óg East Fé16 Football League Division 2B;

Final; Killeagh/Itas vs Kiltha Óg (Fixture TBC)

Support for all age groups is much appreciated by both players and mentors!

LOTTO UPDATE:

The Killeagh GAA Lotto Jackpot has over €11k to giveaway!!!

The latest club draw took place on last Tuesday October 20th. Last week’s Lotto Jackpot was €11,200. The numbers drawn on the night were 5, 10, 26 & 28. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were John Rochford & William Hennessy while the €30 voucher for Tom Kelly’s Butchers was won by Marie Moynihan & the €30 voucher for Uncle Sam’s was won by Jerry Kelleher. Congratulations to all! This week's Jackpot is a massive €11,400!

We have returned to selling physical cash tickets in our local businesses in the village. We have two 5ft tall boxes made in O’Neill’s Londis & Ahern’s Centra Killeagh for you to purchase your tickets from. We return to selling tickets in public houses with our smart Killeagh GAA Post Boxes. And also, tickets are available from Fitzgibbon’s Garage, Vibez Salon & Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh.

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 and easy way to Play!!

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:

Owing to the Level 5 Restrictions introducedby Government last week, all Golf Clubs have been closed which means members will be restricted to putting on carpets and pitching on their own lawns over the next five weeks.

As our rescheduled outing to Blarney was cancelled last week, the Golfer of the Year competition has come to an abrupt end meaning Sean Power is declared the winner of the annual 8-event competition and takes the Tommy Galvin Perpetual Trophy for 2020.

Also postponed is the final of the 2020 Killeagh GAA Golf Society Matchplay as Padraig McGrath takes on Haulie Collins for the Fr. Glavin Trophy. That final will be played at a later date.

If you are interested in joining the Killeagh GAA Golf Society for their variety of trips away for 2020 & 2021, give Ray Rochford a call on 087-2330054.

ALSO...

Remember, stay tuned to our social media channels on Facebook ‘Killeagh GAA’ or Twitter @KilleaghGAA for further up to date information on club.

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

1. Killeagh GAA – Cash Tickets & Online Lotto every Tuesday @ 8:30pm