Killeagh GAA Notes.

06 April, 2021

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, April 5th 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

COVID-19 UPDATE

So, Government is going to allow training for the younger brigade from April 26th, but we still await what the GAA may or may not do. They are keeping their cards close to their chest. The next couple of days will be crucial in the decision making, which goes through a thorough process via three separate committees. The rumours out of Croke Park are that the Protocols around ‘Return to Play’ are going to be a lot tougher going forward to keep the possibility of spreading the virus to an absolute minimum. We will update you further once we get further notice from GAA HQ.

Cases numbers are not at a great place up the country and although Cork is in a very good position on the Covid-19 case table, it still is not in the clear. So, we all have much work to do going forward. Remember the basics, maintain your Social Distance, wear a clean face covering, wash your hands regularly & reduce your social contacts where possible to an absolute minimum.

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 we are delighted that many people and families are using Páirc Uí Chinnéide 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.

I would like to mention and cannot emphasise how important your Mental Health is during these times. These times are so tough and restrictive on us all and can be quite damning at times but it is important to mind your mental state. If you have an issue wherever it might be, it is important to talk to someone and talk out your problems. There is always someone who will listen to your concerns and it can be a relief to get something off your chest. Just ask and talk.

Finally, 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.

Go raibh milé maith agaibh.

REBELS’ BOUNTY RESULTS ARE OUT

Rebels Bounty, the newly revamped Cork County Board draw got off to a flyer on Thursday night with three draws taking place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, all streamed live on the Irish Examiner Social media channels.

Over €100,000 was given away with a first prize of €20,000 in each of the three months. They went to the way of Erins Own, Aghabullogue & St. Catherines.

But we had three winners of our own. In the February draw, 29th Prize of €150 went the way of Tim Crotty. And in March 18th and 25th prizes went the way of Teresa Barry and Ann & Andrew Foley respectively. They both picked up €250 each. Congratulations to all of you.

We have 270 more chances of getting winners over the next nine draws. A huge thanks to each and every one of you who entered the draw, helped sell a ticket or distributed flyers around the local parish. All your work helps in raising vitals funding for further developments at Páirc Uí Chinnéide.

Thank you to those who undertook the overwhelming task of revamping the county board draw but have turned it into a huge success across the board. And a massive thanks to the Irish Examiner Sport department who got on board to broadcast the draw in full. It is very much appreciated by all of us stuck at home watching on due to the restrictions around the pandemic.

Just to note, you will not be able to purchase a ticket for the rest of 2021, but around May/June time, tickets for 2022 will be on sale if you wish to purchase a ticket in advance.

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

COACHING COURSES

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. Please contact Sean via email at sean.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie ASAP to book your place.

LOTTO UPDATE:

JACKPOT ROCKS UP TO €6k!

The latest Lotto club draw was worth €5,800 and took place on Tuesday March 30th. The numbers drawn on the night were 14, 20, 34 & 36. There was no winner of this week’s draw. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Mark & Jackie Landers and Mary Waters while the €30 voucher for Fitzgibbon’s Garage was won by Johnny & Niamh Clifford & the €30 voucher for O'Neill’s Londis was won by Aneta Florek. This week’s Jackpot will be worth a well worth winning €6,000.

Also, a big congratulations to our ten Easter Egg Draw winners.

Our Lotto Tickets are also available locally in O’Neill’s Londis, Ahern’s Centra, Burgess Service Station, 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!!

We thank you in advance for your support as we meet our financial commitments on a monthly basis. Every €2 helps a major part in the running of your club.

Remember, Money Spent Local Stays Local!

KILLEAGH GAA GOLF SOCIETY:

Unfortunately, from our Golf Society’s point of view, it will be a further few weeks before we can run a competition if Golf Ireland use the same protocol when reopening last May & June (it was 6 weeks before Societies could have played - July).

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 will advise of a new schedule at a later date.

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.

For live scoring, download the Whats The Scór app and search & ‘like’ the Killeagh GAA page.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

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

2. 2021 Killeagh GAA Annual Golf Classic @ West Waterford GC – July 8th, 9th & 10th