Killeagh GAA Notes.

24 May, 2021

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, May 24th 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

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.

I would like to bring your attention to the ‘Safe to Return to Play’ Protocols document that I have attached on this email. What has happened with Wexford this past weekend is not good for GAA and we as a collective in Killeagh GAA club want to ensure everyone returns in a safe manner at all stages. Please make sure you read the document and understand the different parts. If you have a problem you should speak with your relevant Covid-19 club officer or talk to a club officer.

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.

MEMBERSHIP

With our players returning to training in the pitch in the last few weeks, 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.

We would ask that where possible, that membership would be paid before May 31st, to ensure voting rights at AGM, if required.

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

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

UPCOMING FIXTURES:

This week, we have learnt our fixtures f++or the coming weeks.

In Division 2A, our Senior hurlers face Douglas on Saturday June 12th at 7pm. Then we travel to Ballymartle on Sunday June 27th and lastly, we will host Kanturk on July 11th.

Our Junior ‘A’ hurlers face Fr O’Neills on Sunday June 13th at 2pm while the Junior ‘B’ hurling side will take on Sarsfields the same weekend.

Our Junior ‘A’ footballers will open their league campaign with a visit from Fr O’Neills on Monday June 7th at 12pm. The East Cork football championship will start on the weekend of July 1st, that is if 2020 winners Midleton are knocked out in quarter or semi-final.

Our Junior ‘C’ football team from 2020 are completing their competition in the coming weeks. The play their first game in the round robin section vs Aghada on Wednesday June 9th at 8pm.

We will confirm juvenile fixtures in the coming weeks. As with Government guidelines, all games for the moment are behind closed doors for the moment but that will change in the next six weeks or so.

NURSERY

Our Clubs Nursery will continue next Saturday at 12pm for boys and girls born in 2016, 2017 and 2018. No equipment or membership required, but parents do need to fill in an online form so that we know who intends to come. Please click on the link below to complete. Please pass on to any other Killeagh / Inch parents of children born in 2016, 2017, 2018. Any questions please ring or text Colman 085-7540973. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdil70PT46iXnaPQjmoABv6INvTVMKl5nHv-6gnekq1Xcoh4A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

LOTTO UPDATE:

ARE YOU THE NEXT WINNER OF THE KILLEAGH GAA LOTTO.

The latest Lotto club draw was worth €7,400 and took place on Tuesday May 18th. The numbers drawn on the night were 7, 12, 29 & 31. There was no winner of this week’s draw. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Stephen Kelleher & Paul Treacy while the €30 voucher for Barry’s Nurseries was won by Pakie O’Mahony & the €30 voucher for East Cork Oil, Burgess was won by Jennifer Heffernan. This week’s Jackpot will be €7,600. If you are not in, you cannot win!!

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!!

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

Our 2020 Matchplay competition came to a conclusion on Saturday afternoon last at Youghal Golf Club and it was Padraig McGrath who came out on top over Michael ‘Haulie’ Collins 3&2. Well done to both men, who had to wait over five months to complete the final. A worthy mention also to our semi-finalists Deirdre Fitzgibbon & Sean Power.

The winners of our other Majors in 2020 were;

Golfer of the Year; Sean Power. Runner Up; Ray Rochford

Captain’s Prize; Sean Power

President’s Prize; Kieran Scully

We have an upcoming fixture next weekend. The first golf Outing of the Year is to Lismore Golf Club next Saturday 29th May. Timesheet is now full but you can join the reserve list. And we have a Tuesday outing to East Cork Golf Club at 11am on Tuesday 8th June. You can book your time with Ray Rochford now 087-2330054. Further fixtures during the summer to be confirmed in coming weeks.

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 Time Sheet is now open!

If you are interested in joining the Killeagh GAA Golf Society for their variety of trips away & outings for 2021 or 2022, 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