Return To Play/Reopening Guidelines:
The following guidelines were agreed by the GAA last weekend.
This week:
Open pitches for Adult training from Wednesday, June 24th
Open for Minor and below from Saturday, June 27th.
Both of the above on a non-contact basis and on the understanding that players and all participants have completed the eLearning module and are following the control measures in place (health questionnaire etc).
On the basis of a maximum of 15 players in a designated area of the field (26 Counties) and 10 players in a designated area of the field (6 Counties).
Coaching numbers for underage teams to be consistent with Code of Behaviour.
From June 29th:
Allow contact training and challenge games for all from Monday, June 29th (26 Counties).
We await guidance from the NI Executive in relation to 6 Counties – non-contact training in the numbers outlined above in the interim.
We also await clarification on what will constitute a close contact versus a casual contact.
Restriction on participants only attending training sessions to be relaxed from June 29th – subject to government specified maximum of 200 people in the ground.
Allow Club Fixtures from Friday July 17th.
No change to inter-county dates (Sept 14thfor training; competitions to start on Oct 17thas planned).
All control measures for players, coaches and other team personnel (completion of health questionnaire, eLearning education etc) is to remain in place until advised otherwise; dressing rooms to remain closed until July 20th
The Advisory Committee is considering the position in relation to other GAA buildings (such as Club bars that are serving food, Gyms, Handball alleys etc).
Guidance will be provided in this context before June 29th.

Covid 19 eLearning Module:
Prior to returning to play and the reopening of pitches, all players, coaches, parents, officials, and anyone who may be entering the GAA grounds must complete this quick elearning module. It only takes 20mins and at the end it creates a certificate of completion, which you are asked to take a photo or screenshot of and send to club secretary secretary.croom.limerick@gaa.ieor just bring it with you on the first night back at training. Here’s the link to the module:

Training/Field Schedule:
U8 & U10 Hurling & Football –
Saturday 10.45am to 12pm
U12 & U14 Hurling & Football –
Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm
Sundays 10.30am to 12 Noon
U16 Hurling & Football –
Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Sundays 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Ladies Football –
Tuesday 7pm to 8pm
Friday 8pm to 9pm
Minors –
Tuesday 8.15pm to 9.15pm
Intermediates –
Monday 6.30pm to 8pm
Wednesday 8.15pm to 9.45pm
Friday 7pm to 8pm
Saturday 9.00am to 10.30am

Player Injury/Insurance Scheme:
All players must have their insurance/membership paid up prior to returning to play. As players are not covered, the club cannot allow players to play until it is paid.

Club Lotto Return:
The Club Lotto has been on hiatus during the pandemic but will be recommencing in the next couple of weeks. Further details to follow.

Phase 3 Redevelopment Commences:
Phase 3 of our club redevelopment plan commenced last week with the main focus on the road-side spectators area. Phase 3 consists of removal & replacing of the old concrete fencing & wire around the pitch, removal & replacing of the old flood lighting on the road side, installation of a new multipurpose sports surface & safety netting as well as some additional car parking spaces. This phase is another very exciting time in our Club’s evolution benefiting everyone involved in playing our games. The community of Croom as a whole, continues to grow, enriching the lives of all locals and surrounding areas with many projects in progress from education, health care & community development. Croom GAA Club are extremely proud to be contributing to this positive future in our parish. We will continue to keep you updated throughout this phase of development – stay tuned!

Cúl Camp:
Due to the Redevelopment, we will be unable to run the Cúl Camp this year. However, training for all our young players will be starting soon and we look forward to welcoming everyone back. New players are very welcome.

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