Mungret St Paul’s GAA Club Notes

Mungret St Paul’s GAA Club Notes

We are starting to accept bags of clothes, belts, handbags, duvet covers (NO DUVETS please) and curtains as a fundraiser for the club. They can be dropped off under the canopy at the back of the club house or into the left hand dressing rooms. Thank you.

Great praise is due to all our U-10 footballers who represented Limerick and their club at the annual Austin Stacks Tournament Saturday 27 October. Some great skills and teamwork shown. Eventual winners Naas showed us the way in our first match with fierce tackling and blocking that we had not seen before. They proved their skill in the 2 following games against 2 Kerry teams to leave them second place in the group. After a break they played in the 2nd place final which resulted in a draw, a toss of a coin meant Mungret St. Pauls got to take home the trophy. U10 Hurling continues on Friday 6-7pm in the Crescent Comprehensive Astro pitches. After Christmas our 2008 born players will be moving to U11/12 .

Mungret St. Pauls GAA club was one of only 18 Clubs selected to participate in the initial pilot Phase of the Healthy Club Project, now there are 150 clubs across the 32 counties participating in the GAA’s Healthy Club project which is into Phase 3. Almost 220 clubs applied to participate in Phase 3 highlighting the progressive nature of Mungret St. Pauls GAA Club who have been a front runner in developing this initiative. Mungret St. Pauls have many successful initiatives around the Healthy Club model, we run a 10K as well as a Kids run annually which is in its 8th year and has proved to be a fantastic success, Men on the Move and Women on the Move projects which have run over the past two years have had huge attendances as has our Operation Transformation walk and weight loss project which will be rolled out again in the New Year. WE have created many great partnerships with local business’s including Limerick Sports Partnership, the HSE and Dooradoyle Men’s Shed to name but a few, all of whom are working together to make our community a Healthy Community.
The Mungret St. Pauls Healthy Club are always looking for new members to join in with ideas and help in moving the club on to the next level to deliver programmes that support members physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.
We are delighted to be able to acknowledge Irish Life in their fantastic contribution in Grants to the GAA Healthy Clubs with all funds being used to promote health and well being in theClub and community.
The Healthy Club Project is supported by Healthy Ireland, the HSE, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and Irish Life, the award-winning project aims to transform clubs into hubs for health in their communities. The GAA already makes a significant contribution to the health of the population through the promotion and provision of Gaelic Games. Participating Healthy Clubs seek to expand their positive influence beyond the playing field by implement policies, partnerships, and programmes designed to support the physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of their communities.

As we prepare ourselves for the new year of training and matches we need to remind ALL our coaches who will be involved with children up to the age of 18 years old that they MUST be Garda Vetted.
It is a very easy process to go through. If you or any of your coaches are not Garda vetted they will not be allowed coach until they have processed their details.
GAA vetting services are available to any person over 16 years of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children. Consent from a parent / Guardian shall be required for applicants between 16 & 18 years of age.
If you have received an email to confirm your clearance, please forward a copy of this email to Trish Barry on as soon as possible so records are up to date.
GAA vetting services are available to any person over 16 years of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children. Consent from a parent / Guardian shall be required for applicants between 16 & 18 years of age.
If you have any problems you can contact Mungret St. Pauls Child Welfare Officer, Trish Barry on or 087-2033474

All coaches need to take part in a Child Welfare Course, we would ask all who need to take this course to please let Trish Barry know and she will contact you when the next course is due to take place. or 087-2033474

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