MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
What can we say about the fundraising event that took place over the weekend. Mungret St. Pauls are so proud of the community round us, we put out the request for people to get on board to do their own walk for Pieta house and were flooded with requests to walk. Mungret St. Pauls and Pieta House are thankful to everyone who took part and donated. Over 48 hours we had people in the community get out into the fresh air at different times and kept the walk going. We have far exceeded our original target, currently on near to €16,000. Thank You to everyone for supporting this vital service which is in our community at this very difficult time.
We are delighted to be on board with this great initiative organised by our own Eoghan Mulcahy along with Ciaran O’Mara in aid of the Alone charity. All they are asking people to do is run for Alone, you don’t have to be volunteered
or nominated for this just get out and track your run within your 5K limit. Once you have the run done submit it to the relay2croker.com website and
share your story on instagram and make a donation to Alone. Mungret St. Pauls have a team already started and need more runners to get to Croke Park. Best of Luck.
Mungret St. Pauls hope all our members and their families are keeping healthy and coping well in these current challenging times.
We would like to Thank all who are helping to volunteer with the club at this time.
As part of the Limerick COVID-19 Community Response, we have a team of volunteers ready to assist vulnerable people in our community. Please call the dedicated helpline –
1800 832 005
other important numbers;
Centra Raheen number ; 061-300633 ( by Southcourt Hotel)
Centra Dooradoyle number; 061-307063 (by Collins Bar)
Fitzgeralds Spar number; 061- 308 838 (Fr. Russell Road)
Hungry Lyons Take away only Dooradoyle 061-306111
St. Mary’s Aid (Meals on wheels) €5 each 061-318106
Our Lady of Lourdes (Meals on wheels) €5 each 061-228596
– if you are in need of any assistance. We are here to help so please just ask. Please stay safe..
On the games front, the GAA has confirmed that no official on-field activity will resume before July 20 and our facilities will remain closed until that date. We do not expect any inter-county championship games before October 1.
The GAA will issue detailed advice before any return to play, outlining the steps we have to take to facilitate the re-commencement of our training and games, both in terms of physical engagement and around the use of our facilities.
As previously stated, the GAA Player Injury Scheme will remain closed until an official return to activity is confirmed.
In the weeks ahead our County Committees will be devising revised competition schedules for each county for games and activities at all levels and grades and that information will be shared when those arrangements are finalised and we have clarity around the government timelines.
Clubs are reminded that membership and public liability will need to be in place for the return of our activities and are advised to process same in the weeks ahead.
Allowing for the complexities associated with the current situation, the GAA continues to plan for the staging of this year’s Kellogg’s Cúl Camps and will communicate any changes to this approach with our clubs if they arise.
The maintenance of facilities can continue while adhering to the guidelines and as of May 18 construction work on our grounds is also permitted and clubs should liaise with their County Committees on this issue
The Association has also been asked to urge our club units to promote best practice when it comes to social distancing at funerals while the current restrictions are in place.
In keeping with our approach to date, the Association will continue to liaise with government officials and experts, both north and south, and study their guidelines and advice regarding the resumption of sport.
CASH FOR CLOBBER
We are still collecting items for our cash for clobber, while you are stuck in your house why not ‘Spring Clean’ your wardrobes and hot presses. When restrictions are removed, bags can be left under the canopy at the back of the club house.
The club would like to wish continued good health to all members and the wider community. Please adhere to HSE guidelines and show consideration to those around you. We look forward to a return to regular action, whenever this may be. All the information you need is on the HSE website.