GARRYSPILLANE GAA CLUB NOTES
The GAA has issued advice to clubs and counties for activities that are permissible and not permissible in 2021 until further notice. Exception: Walkways may stay open for use by the community with social distancing in place. Under Level 5 of the plan for living with Covid-19, only individual training is permitted for GAA clubs. Neither adult nor underage teams may train collectively & club games are not permitted. These restrictions will remain in place until at least January 31st. We remind all our members to continue to follow the government advice to remain at home and exercise within your 5 km.
Club AGM was held online for the 1st time ever last Friday evening. The meeting was very well attended and very well put together by club secretary Liam Russell.
The big shock of the night was our chairman Jim Dooley stepped aside from his role after 24 years in the position. He took on the role in 1997 has been at the helm ever since. The club would like to thank him for all his services and especially his support vocally and financially over his years. Jim will remain on the committee of 2021. Congratulations to Frankie Carroll our new Club Chairman and we wish him the best of luck in his role.
2021 Senior Board Officers are as follows;
Chairman – Frankie O’Carroll Vice Chairman – Corona Ryan Secretary – Liam Russell
Vice secretary – Pat Doyle Treasurer- Donie Ryan Vice Treasurer- Sherry Ryan
PRO – Sherry Ryan Children’s officer – Caroline McGrath Irish Officer – Gearoid Power
2021 Bord Na nÓg Officers are as follows;
Chairman – T.J Ryan Vice Chairman – James O’Keeffe Secretary – Kevin O’Keeffe
Vice secretary – Criona O’Reilly Treasurer- Donie Ryan
PRO – Criona O’Reilly Children’s officer – Caroline McGrath
We are delighted to announce our Senior Team Management for 2021
Manager: James O’Keeffe Coach: David Ryan Selector: David Dawson
We wish them the best of luck for 2021.
All other team management will be discussed at our first committee meeting of 2021 and we will inform details of the same once decided.
Overall it was a very positive meeting, with many plus points on what was a very difficult 2020 for everyone.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who give up so much of their time to run this club. Thanks also to our players and supporters for representing the BLACK AND AMBER with such pride as always.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation the club lotto will remain suspended until it is safe to resume.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, All registration will take place on line. There are a few changes to the registration, we would advise you to please read carefully which membership you will require for the year. Remember all players must be fully paid up to cover themselves for insurance reasons.
We encourage as many people as possible to take up membership in the club.
Thanks as always for your continued support. Full Details to follow shortly.
RTÉ Sports Awards: Congratulations to the Limerick Hurlers on winning Team of the year 2020 and also to their manager John Kiely on winning manager of the year 2020.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW 2020
We would like to thank everyone for your support for the CLUB Limerick Draw 2020.
Congratulations to Al Fitzgerald the winner of the Exclusive Star Prize €500 in the last Limerick Club Draw of 2020. Details of 2021 draw coming soon
My Life…every step counts, Still going well for Garryspillane GAA in the My Life, every step counts. We have surpassed the required 4,000 km needed to be entered into the draw so hopefully all the walking will be rewarded. You can still 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 Garryspillane GAA. This will ensure that all steps will be registered against the Garryspillane GAA club.
Clubs who hit the 4000km milestone will be entered into a prize draw with €2,500, €1,500 and €1,000 O’Neill s vouchers to be won per province.
As a result of the Covid restrictions, you can walk in your own time while capturing your steps via My Life App against the Garryspillane GAA Club.
NEW AGE GROUPS FOR SEASON 2021
Limerick GAA have confirmed that they will be play underage hurling and football competitions at uneven ages in 2021 in line with national policy.
GAA policy now stipulates that counties operate competitions at the U13, U15, U17 age grades as ‘a minimum requirement’. The new policy came into effect from this January 2021.
So all teams move to the uneven numbers (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 & U17, etc).
In Limerick the U7, U9 and U11 age grades will come under the remit of Coaching & Games. The U13, U15 and U17 age grades will be planned by County Bord na nOg. Feile now reverts to U15 level.
Limerick senior County Board will play competitions at U19 and U21 to bring the gap between Bord na nÓg and adult teams. Formats, days, dates etc. are being organised at the moment and further details will be circulated to the clubs at later dates.
Please note that all players are required to wear the correct Hurling helmet when training and in games. In Advance of the 2021 season players are reminded to check that their equipment is in good condition and meets the required safety standards. The following helmet manufacturers currently provide products which meet the standards set out in IS:355 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland, ATAK SPORTS, AZZURI, COOPER, MARC SPORTS, MYCRO, O’NEILLS. Once a facemask or helmet is modified in any way the player is playing at an increased risk of injury and are not covered under the terms of the GAA injury benefit Fund.
The new Chairman of Garryspillane CLub : Frankie Carroll.