Killeagh GAA Notes.

05 May, 2021

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, May 3rd 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Following some consultation locally and information that was available to hand, it was decided that Training for juvenile teams can commence from Monday 3rd under the following conditions;

1. All players / parents must complete the Return To Play questionnaire in advance of their first training session and repeat in advance of each subsequent session.

2. Anyone with any symptoms of Covid-19 MUST NOT COME TO PÁIRC UÍ CHINNÉIDE.

3. Adults are asked not to congregate in groups while their children are training. You may use the walking track (walk anti clockwise) or watch training from outside the fence, but please observe social distancing, use hand sanitizer and wear a mask if at all possible.

4. If any player at any stage tests positive for Covid-19, you must inform your child's coach immediately.

5. Each team has appointed a Covid Officer who will be ensuring all protocols are adhered to. Please support him / her in keeping everyone safe.

Should conditions change at any point we may have to postpone or cancel training or matches, we hope that this will not arise but will be alert at all times.

Finally, a reminder to please register and pay membership online on returntoplay.gaa.ie in the coming days if you haven't already done so (thanks to those who have and to our Direct Debit Supporters).

See you all in Páirc Uí Chinnéide soon. Stay Safe

CLG Cilliath

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Upon our return to the training fields, the Return to Play protocols need to be followed strictly. Please re-register yourselves for Return to Play online at returntoplay.gaa.ie

If a parent/guardian is stay to watch their child at training (for child safe-guarding reasons) , we ask strict social distancing and public health guidelines should be adhered to at all times. In particular, it is important that parents do not congregate in groups before, during or after sessions, outside of what is permitted in current Government regulations.

Remember the basics, maintain your Social Distance, wear a clean face covering when distancing can’t be achieved, wash your hands regularly & reduce your social contacts where possible to an absolute minimum.

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.

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.

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

Unfortunately, we had no winner in the April draw of Rebels Bounty but we will roll onto the next draw which is due to take place on May 27th.

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

Also on the night, we will see the Cork County Championship Draws for 2021. We will be in the Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship draw on the night and will be something to look forward to for the summer.

Both these draws will be on the Irish Examiner Social Media Channels. Championship starting dates have to be confirmed by the County Board but have been scheduled to start in September by Croke Park.

MEMBERSHIP

With our juvenile players returning to training in the pitch in the near future, it's time to pay for membership for 2021 (thanks to our adult players and Silver and Gold Supporter Direct Debits who have already paid for 2021). This year, we are encouraging all families and individual members (players and non-players) to pay online if possible, on the returntoplay.gaa.ie website. If you / your children used this site in 2020, this is what you need to do.

On the returntoplay.gaa.ie site, log on using your 2020 details. Go to Membership - Killeagh GAA - Register Now - check your details are correct - select the appropriate membership type for you -

Register - (those paying Family or Silver or Gold membership please add all family members) - pay by card and you will get an instant receipt.

If you haven't already used returntoplay.gaa.ie, you will need to Register as a New User (you need a valid email address). Click the validation link you get by email, then follow the steps to add all relevant details. Make sure you choose Killeagh GAA as your club. Then Register Now and follow the steps outlined above.

We will alternatively take cash or cheques at the pitch when training resumes, but to help us to reduce handling of money, we strongly encourage online payment - it's easier for us and also for you.

If you have any queries, please give Colman a ring on 085-7540973.

Finally, as an incentive, all fully paid-up members before May 17th will be entered in a Confined Members Draw on May 31st with first prize of €200, second prize of €100, and four €50 prizes.

Thank you all for your continued support of Killeagh GAA club.

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

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 which will be complete online, 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. All participants must be at least 18 years old in the calendar year. Please contact Sean via email at sean.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie ASAP to book your place.

LEAGUES KICK OFF INTER COUNTY SEASON CALENDAR:

Next weekend will see the start of the new Allianz Hurling League as Cork take on Waterford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday at 3:45pm. While the footballers will return to action on Saturday 15th at 3:30pm against Kildare in Semple Stadium, Thurles & on the same day also in Thurles, the hurlers will take on Tipperary with a 7:30pm throw-in.

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS:

Last week the Cork GAA Club Championship Draws took place. In the Senior A Hurling Championship, we have been drawn against Cloyne, Fr O’Neills and Newcestown. We will play those teams in that order. The Cork GAA Master fixture plan is due out in the coming days so watch this space for dates & times.

LOTTO UPDATE:

WHO WANTS TO WIN THE 7K JACKPOT!!

The latest Lotto club draw was worth €6,600 and took place on Tuesday April 27th. The numbers drawn on the night were 1, 3, 11 & 20. There was no winner of this week’s draw. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Maria O’Rourke & Brendan Galvin while the €30 voucher for O'Neill’s Londis was won by Helen Fitzgibbon & the €30 voucher for Joes Farm Crisps was won by Aoibhin Scully. This week’s Jackpot will be a well worth winning €7,000.

Our Lotto Tickets are also available locally in O’Neill’s Londis (near the front door), Ahern’s Centra (near the Deli), Burgess Service Station (near the back door), 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 before 8pm Tuesdays 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. And don’t forget to share our Social Media posts too to let more people know about our superb Lotto Jackpot!

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. Still a few enquiries been made currently but it looks like June could be a starting point for society competitions. We will update you here once we know.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, our annual three-day Killeagh GAA Golf Classic has now been re-scheduled from Wednesday September 1st to Saturday September 4th at West Waterford Golf Club. Yes, that is four days of the 25th Annual Killeagh GAA Golf Classic! If you are interested in playing in the four-

day extravaganza, the good advice is to contact Ray Rochford ASAP to get your optimum timeslot as the Tiem Sheet is now open!

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 – September 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th