Killeagh GAA Notes.

24 March, 2021

KILLEAGH NEWS, March 21st 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

CLUB COVID-19 UPDATE

A reminder to all our members and supporters that both the Main Pitch & Clashdermot Pitch are currently CLOSED due to maintenance repairs. If someone needs to go running or have a kick/puck around, please use the Glenbower (Training) Pitch. If you are walking around our walkway, please remember to keep the Main Pitch on your left-hand side walking in an anti-clockwise direction.

While daily Covid case numbers are still dropping slowly, we are nowhere close to where we need to be. So, why would you drop your guard? Let’s finish out the job at hand and get it down to low as possible. Therefore, we ask all members of both the club and community to be cautious at all times going forward and remember to keep your Social Distance, wear a clean face covering where possible, wash your hands regularly & reduce your social contacts where possible to an absolute minimum.

Remember, we all have a personal responsibility in an effort to reduce Covid-19 so play your part in the local community and you should protect yourself and everyone around you.

We, at Killeagh GAA club repeat our call for anyone in our community, especially the elderly or those loving alone, who needs assistance with shopping, household help or just a chat with someone over the phone, please contact in confidence Ray Rochford 087-2330054 or Colman Motherway 085-7540973 who will try to arrange appropriate support for you.

Finally, while we are delighted that many people and families are using Pairc Ui Chinneide for exercise during the current restrictions, we must ask that NO DOGS are allowed onto the grounds, for reasons of health and safety of all users. Go raibh milé maith agaibh.

LAST CALL FOR YOUR REBELS’ BOUNTY TICKETS

There is over €100k up for grabs this Thursday March 25th!!

The last few tickets are for sale for the “Rebels’ Bounty” draw. A new fundraising initiative by Cork GAA designed to support Cork players, clubs and county. The initiative offers a spectacular total prize fund of €500,000, with one lucky club member set to win €100,000.

In every draw, there are 30 cash prizes, ranging from €100 to €20,000. In April and August, the top prize will increase to €25,000 while in December, the bumper prize of €100,000 will be given away. The first draw will take place on Thursday March 25th where prizes will be drawn for the months of January, February & March and there is over €100,000 up for grabs alone on the night!

Tickets for all 12 draws cost €100 for the year (or for €10 over 10 months). Remember, the more tickets our club sells, the more development we can do in the future in Páirc Uí Chinnéide for all in our community. Every ticket we sell between now & March 25th means the money stays in Killeagh and you have a free entry to 12 draws.

If you want to be included in the draw, last entries must be with the County Board by 5pm on Thursday March 25th 2021.

Tickets for the Rebels’ Bounty are being distributed via any member of the executive committee, club officer or through our club co-ordinator for the draw, Dave Barry on 087-8123352. The maximum number of entries per person is 5, with a maximum of 2 names per ticket. Late Entries will not be allowed to enter the 2021 draw. For information, please visit www.gaacork.ie/rebelsbounty or contact any club officer.

PAT WALSH RIP

On behalf of CLG Cilliath, we send our condolences to the Walsh family of Glenane, to Anna, Eileen, Diarmuid, Angela, Pat, Brendan, Geraldine and Johnny and their children on the death of their father and grandfather Pat, who was a lifelong GAA member & supporter of CLG Cilliath.

As a player he gave sterling service to Donoughmore GAA club before he moved to Killeagh. He served on the Killeagh GAA committee for many years. He helped Tommy Seward in a big way in the running of the Juvenile Section during the 1980’s. It wasn’t a juvenile club at the time but just Tommy, Pat & others ran the juvenile teams to get them up and running.

Pat was a selector with Junior Scully and Tom Barry RIP with the football team that won the East Cork Junior B Football Championship in 1985. We have been ‘A’ grade ever since. Pat and his great friend, the late John Fitzgerald erected the original wire mesh fencing which was taken down two years ago for our new current fencing. Pat was a true Gael and our sympathies to his family and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

GAA FUTURE LEADERS SOLO CHALLENGE 2.0

The GAA have set weekly challenges for teenagers to do at home - hurling and football skills as well as other activities. Watch Tom Morrissey, Podge Collins and others on this video, and there are weekly prizes if you want to upload your own videos. All details are also available on https://learning.gaa.ie/gaasolo. We have local videos as well if any players need the use of them, please contact any club officer.

Video link at https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D80TtK6pK34s&ved=2ahUKEwi59_Xjl7LuAhV2VRUIHSA7CqcQwqsBMAB6BAgBEAM&usg=AOvVaw2s5GKQNnJpAGou7hJaK0Qu

HURLING HELMET SAFETY

In advance of the 2021 GAA season, players are reminded about the need to check that their equipment is in good condition and meets the required safety standards.

The GAA would like to remind all players at all levels in all Hurling Games and Hurling Practice Sessions it is mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to wear a helmet with a facial guard that meets the standards set out in IS:355 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

All players are advised that in the event of a head injury occurring, if the helmet being worn does not meet the standard or is modified or altered from the original manufactured state, they are not covered under the terms of the GAA Injury Benefit Fund.

The following helmet manufacturers currently provide products which meet the standards set out in IS:355 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

· Atak Sports

· Azzuri

· Cooper.ie

· Marc Sports

· Mycro

· O’Neills

Players and parents should note that not all products provided by some of these manufacturers meet the standards of IS:355.

Once the helmet or faceguard is modified in anyway, the player is playing at an increased risk of injury and not covered under the terms of the GAA Injury Benefit Fund.

Go Raibh Milé maith agaibh.

COACHING AND SAFEGUARDING COURSES

Ahead of the 2021 season start, 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 (if you have not started yet) 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. If you have 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

Regarding Coaching, there is an online Foundation course being run by Cork GAA Games Development Officer, Sean Crowley in the next few weeks. It covers the Theory section of the course, the practical end will be completed once safe to do so upon lifting of the restrictive measures. You will also have to do child welfare course if not already done in order to receive a certificate. This is a good opportunity to get this complete prior to the season start in the coming weeks or months. Please contact Sean via email at sean.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie ASAP to book your place.

LOTTO UPDATE:

JACKPOT GETTING CLOSER TO €6k!!

The latest Lotto club draw was worth €5,400 and took place on Tuesday March 16th. The numbers drawn on the night were 3, 18, 20 & 22. There was no winner of this week’s draw. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were John Collins & Carmel Barry while the €30 voucher for Barry's Nurseries, Killeagh was won by Linda Clifford & the €30 voucher for Joes Farm Crisps, Killeagh was won by Eileen Dwyer. This week’s Jackpot will be worth a tasty €5,600.

We are delighted to announce that Burgess Service Station have taken in one of our exclusive Lotto Boxes this past week. Our Lotto Tickets are also available locally in O’Neill’s Londis, Ahern’s Centra, Fitzgibbon’s Garage, Vibez Salon & Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh. Please Support Local Businesses as much as possible!

But, if you cannot get to the local businesses during the week and you wish to enter the draw online, you can buy tickets up to 8:15pm on Tuesday evening at 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. We thank you in advance for your support as we meet our financial commitments on a monthly basis.

Remember, Money Spent Local Stays Local!

KILLEAGH GAA GOLF SOCIETY:

Hopefully, we will be able to give out a schedule of events for 2021 over the coming weeks but there will be some events that will need some changing of dates, which are being worked on in the background pending on relevant Government Announcements. We were hoping to have our first outing of the new year towards the end of March, but this will have to be postponed until a later date. We will advise of a new schedule at a later date.

One thing is for certain, our Annual three-day Killeagh GAA Golf Classic is scheduled from Thursday July 8th to Saturday July 10th at West Waterford Golf Club. If you are interested in playing in the three-day extravaganza, the good advice is to contact Ray Rochford ASAP to get your optimum timeslot.

If you are interested in joining the Killeagh GAA Golf Society for their variety of trips away & outings for 2021, give Ray Rochford a call or a text.

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

2. Rebels Bounty Draw for Jan, Feb & Mar on Thurs March 25th - Closing Entry on March 25th

3. Lotto Easter Egg Draw March 30th

4. 2021 Killeagh GAA Annual Golf Classic @ West Waterford GC – July 8th, 9th & 10th