GALTEE GAELS GAA CLUB NOTES
DIFFICULT TIMES WITH COVID-19
The next few weeks will be hard, for all of us, as we live with the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. The present weather makes it increasingly difficult to deal with the present restrictions. But there are ways we can make it a little better for ourselves. Make a plan to help and care for yourself. Keeping active, getting outside and staying connected with other people can make a positive difference. Some days, some weeks will be harder than others. This is especially true at times when we are living with restrictions, have to limit our social interactions and need to keep two metres social distancing even with friends. Or if we have to self-isolate because of symptoms or a diagnosis of COVID-19.
COACHING AT UNDER AGE
“As a club it is important that we have all of the necessary supports and training in place to make the coaches job as professional as possible. All club coaches are required to complete a foundation level course. In addition to this a substantial number of coaches in the club progressed to a Level 1 coaching course. It is fantastic to see that these coaches are willing to give of their own time to improve coaching skills. This is something that is encouraged by the club. There are fantastic resources available at county board level to facilitate clubs in hosting these coaching courses.” [Chairman’s report to Club na nÓg AGM]
Any person interested in helping with coaching should contact Martin or Eric
GAA NATIONAL DRAW TICKETS
The club are now selling tickets for the GAA National Draw. Prizes include €2,000 cash, a brand new Renault Clio V and an All-Ireland Hurling and Football final packages.
Selling tickets for the National Draw allows the club to raise some much-needed money and gives the ticket buyers the chance to win some brilliant prizes. If you wish to purchase tickets, please contact any committee member or any player from the Senior panel.
Our adult membership is now due for 2021. Credit must go to Ken Lane who carried out a detailed analysis of the cost of running the club and the breakdown of costs involved in fielding a player for the playing season. The information presented to the committee allowed them to make the decision to increase the membership for non-players’ to €40. We strongly recommend that members pay through www.foireann.ie given the Covid restrictions this year. If any members wish to receive info on how to pay online, please contact a member of the committee.
Galtee Gaels greatly appreciate your support in the challenging times and we look forward to seeing you on the playing pitch in the near future.
Galtee Gaels GAA club extends sincere to Michael Fitzgerald and Family Kilmallock on the recent death of his wife Margaret. Michael, like his father, was a long serving member of the South and County GAA boards.
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