BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Brian Neville RIP
Ballysteen GAA Club and its members send its deepest sympathy to the Neville Family on the death of Brian Neville RIP. Brian won a West and county junior football championship with Ballysteen in 1961. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
CLUB Limerick Draw
Well done to Marie Ranahan who won €250 in the June Club Limerick Draw. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic this was the first draw of the year. There is still time to enter for the 9 remaining draws left for the year. By joining the draw, you have a chance to win 31 prizes monthly ranging from €10000 to €100. The Club Limerick Draw is vital to the financial well-being of the County along with being a platform to support Clubs. 50% of all memberships go back directly to the Club. Online Entry Portal https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup/
Contact Alan Kehoe (0871237562) or John Anglim (0862362642) for more information if you want to sign up directly.
GAA Safe Return to Play
The GAA has released a guideline on returning to play amidst it’s current suspension of activities. Listed below are some of the key dates outlined in the document.
Walkways on GAA pitches will open from Monday, 8 June
Club gates will open on 29 June
Juvenile and adult club championship games can commence from 31 July
Inter-county training to commence on 14 September
The inter-county calendar will commence from 17 October
A full fixture calendar will be published in August
All of the above plans are dependent on Government approval and advice. Please note, Ballysteen does not have a designated walkway, therefore, we look forward to opening our club gates on June 29th.
Parish GAA Book
PATRONS FOR PARISH GAA BOOK
First of all, many thanks to all those who have already contributed €50 to become a patron of the upcoming book by Paul Anglim on the history of the GAA in the parish of Askeaton/Ballysteen. We are all the more grateful for your generosity in what is a very difficult period for everyone.
The book will be over 400 pages long and there will be substantial printing costs. There will be a patron’s page in the book and Ballysteen GAA club are appealing for individuals to contribute €50. For €50, the person’s name will appear on the patron’s page and they will receive a book worth €20.
All proceeds will go towards Ballysteen GAA to help cover printing costs.
The book will be going to the printers soon, so if you want to become a patron and have your name associated with this worthy cause, contact Chairman, Alan Kehoe (0871237562), Secretary, John Neville (0876505469), Treasurer, John Anglim (0862362642)
If you want to pay through revolut, send to Paul Anglim on 0872838990.
Let us know what name or names you want to have down in print, i.e. Joe Bloggs and family, Ballysteen,Co. Limerick
Service to the Elderly
Ballysteen GAA along with Askeaton GAA & Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan Bord na nÓg GAA wish to offer our services to the eldery and the most vulnerable in our community during this current time and throughout the weeks ahead.
All three clubs are coming together to give back to our community that has supported us throughout good times and bad. We will be offering to help anyone who requires shopping, prescriptions, fuel etc to be collected on their behalf and delivered to their doorstep.
We will support local businesses to help keep our local community going. Listed below are our co-ordinators numbers. You can ring or text these numbers and we will organise assistance thereafter. Best hygiene practices will be used by our volunteers during the deliver of this service.
Thanks to everyone who is volunteering as part of this. Every little helps in the sustainment and sense of community amongst ourselves. Please remember to share this information to people who are not on Social Media so that they know this service is available.
Theresa Kenny O’Connell (087 6497963)
Eamon Purcell (087 9382972)
John Neville (087 6505469)
Alan Kehoe (087 1237562)
County Club Championship Update
Limerick GAA have confirmed that all Club Championship matches scheduled for April have been postponed. When rescheduled, we will update our media channels.
We are in unprecedented times and now we must show our strength as a community and club. Please follow the guidelines as set out by the HSE. If you feel unwell or display any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties) related to COVID-19 contact your GP and remember to self isolate from those around you until necessary.
Club Gear remains available online to order through O’Neills – https://www.oneills.com/shop-…/…/ireland/ballysteen-gaa.html
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