CROOM GAA CLUB NOTES
Gentle Reminder: The GAA are asking every member in the club to complete an e-learning module on covid 19 guidelines in order for us to return to play. https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd It’s very straight forward and won’t take any more than 20 mins to complete. You will get a certificate of completion at the end and if every member can take a screen shot or a photograph of the certificate and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for our records it would be greatly appreciated. And finally all of us must fill in a health questionnaire online. This is a once off health check and the covid supervisors will check in at every training session to make sure there have been no changes in your health since you have filled it in. It is available on https://returntoplay.gaa.ie/ Parents/Guardians must complete these for underage players to return to training . Thanks in advance and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact P. J. O’Mahony 085 7161505 Richard O’Kelly 085 8610223 Ger Flynn 087 2833095
Bord na nOg:All age groups as well as Minors have returned to training since the lockdown, apart from our U6s. Their coaches will be in touch with parents with their planned return to play. U8&U10 training: Saturday 10.30am. U12&U14 training: Wednesday 6.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. U16 training: Thursday 6.30pm and Sunday 6.30pm. U14 hurling challenge match v Croagh/Kilfinny this Sunday at 12noon in Croagh. We are delighted to welcome Andrew Lane, Limerick U16 Football Academy coach, to give a coaching session with our U16s on the next two Thursday evenings. Minors: Our Minor hurlers and footballers are back training on Tuesdays 8.15pm (football) and Saturdays 9.30am (hurling). Our hurlers played Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore in a challenge last Sunday in Ballybricken. It was a good test to blow off the cobwebs and get back into action. There was plenty of effort from all players who were delighted to get back playing games and training should bring on our striking and fitness as the season progresses. Junior Football: Our Junior and Minor footballers were delighted to welcome renowned coach Donie Buckley to Croom last Sunday. It was a fantastic training which focused on tackling technique and decision making/support play in the final third of the field. There was excellent intensity and effort from the players and they were glowing in their praise of Donie afterwards. There was a good crowd of coaches, parents, and injured players gathered who would have taken a lot of lessons from the session
.Intermediate Hurling: Our Intermediate hurlers continued their preparation for championship round 1 v Granagh/Ballingarry on Saturday July 25th with another challenge match last weekend. It was a useful work out and the players learned a lot from it. Training continues on Mondays, Wednesdays and weekends.
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. Hurling Grips: Brand new Karakal hurling grips are available in Plunketts Pharmacy. €4 per grip and €6 for XL. All different colours in stock. Please support local businesses.
Club Limerick Draw:
Join the CLUB Limerick Draw today-only €10 per month. 50% of all sales go towards supporting your own local club. The next draw takes place on Saturday 25th July.The Exclusive Star Prize for this draw is a two night stay for two guests at Parknasilla Resort & Spa in a Parkland View Room, A la carte dinner in the Pygmalion restaurant on one evening with a bottle of house wine & a delicious Full Irish Breakfast each morning. Win €10,000 (First Prize) & 28 other Cash Prizes. Contact your local draw seller or our club draw co-ordinator Richie O’Kelly. Lotto: Our club lotto returns this week with the draw taking place on Monday July 20th in the clubhouse. Tickets are for sale from your usual draw sellors, Plunkett’s Pharmacy, Lynch’s Shop, as well as outside Spar on Saturday. At the moment the pubs are closed due to Covid restrictions but hopefully they will re-open in the near future. Monday’s Jackpot is €5900. If you would like to buy a lotto ticket, you can contact Alan Sheerin 0833031794 or John Galvin 0878188470.