CAHERLINE GAA CLUB NOTES
CLUB LOTTO: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, our club lotto remains suspended for the foreseeable future.
RETURN TO TRAINING: The GAA has issued advice to clubs and counties for activities that are permissible and not permissible in 2021 until further notice. Under Level 5 of the plan for living with Covid-19, individual training only is permitted for GAA clubs. Neither adult nor underage teams may train collectively & club games are not permitted.
MEMBERSHIP: Caherline GAA membership for 2021 can now be paid online through the Gaa’s Foireann website at returntoplay.gaa.ie. This is the same website where the health questionnaires were filled out before training & matches during the latter end of 2020. While we won’t be back hurling for a while, membership is necessary for insurance coverage when we do return. If you haven’t already registered on this system, you will have to register with a username and password and assign Caherline GAA as your club. Once logged in, you will see the membership tab on the left-hand side, click on this and you will see the different membership options available. Click on ‘register’ with the membership
option applicable to you; you will be taken to a secure payments link (operated by Stripe) and your payment can be made here by card, directly to the club. Membership for 2021 is as follows:- Adult Player = €40; Adult Non-Player = €30; U-21 = €30; All U-18’s = €20 (Max €50 per family).
GARDA VETTING: Notice to anyone involved with juvenile players – any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age, must be Garda vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. It is a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, to commence working with children without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure. To complete the vetting procedure, please go to www.gaa.ie/news/vetting.
IRISH LIFE WALKING CHALLENGE: The GAA Healthy Club Steps Challenge in partnership with Irish Life is back this January, giving clubs that register on the MyLife App a chance to win €2,500, €1,500, and €1,000 O’Neill’s gift vouchers in each province. The new ‘Every Step Counts Challenge’ kicked off on January 13th and will run over seven weeks until March 3rd. As a club, walk a combined total of 4,000km (the equivalent of a trip around the coast of Ireland) to be entered into a draw in your province to win a €2,500, €1,500, or €1,000 O’Neill’s credit vouchers. To join, download the App ‘MyLife by Irish Life’ (Irish Life-Every Step Counts Challenge). Once registered, scroll down to the challenge, click to select Munster & then select Caherline GAA. This will ensure that all steps will be registered against the Caherline GAA club. All are welcome to join & happy walking!