GERALD GRIFFIN GAA CLUB NOTES
With the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic, it is now more important than ever to ensure club membership is paid to cover affiliation and insurance costs. Club Membership can be paid:
Online by registering at the following link: Login | Foireann (gaaservers.net)
Contact any of the following members of the committee and you can either drop the membership to them or pay directly into the bank account:
Gerard Reidy 0872582963 (Treasurer)
Sharon Ambrose 0879274068 (Bord na nÓg Secretary)
Teresa Cregan-Stack (Secretary) 0876111543
Membership Rates 2021:
Adult/ Working Player
Under 18 Player
Family (2 adultes/children)
Club Limerick Draw
The Club Limerick draw takes place on 29th May this month. There is a fabulous 8-seater garden set worth €1599 up for grabs, along with many more prizes. This will be the third of ten monthly draws which will run until December.
The Club Limerick Draw is one of our main fundraisers with 50% of the entrant fee returned to our own Gerald Griffin’s club. We strongly urge club members and the community to support this very important fundraiser. The cost of entry is €10 per draw. We had two winners from Gerald Griffin’s club in last month’s draw, we hope the club will have good luck again this month.
HOW TO JOIN:
Join at the following link: Join CLUB Limerick Draw | Limerick GAA | Official Website
Contact Gerard Reidy (0872582963), Pakie Hayes (0879126934) or Teresa Stack (0876111543) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors are welcome to come up and view our new dedication wall at Gerald Griffin’s pitch. Many members of the club, both past and present, have chosen to purchase a brick and have their name carved into the history of the club forever.
We are preparing a third phase of bricks and there are more bricks available for purchase. If you wish to purchase a brick, you can contact Teresa Stack at 0876111543, Gerard Reidy at 0872582963, Gary Thompson at 0851155506 or email email@example.com to purchase a brick for the third phase of the dedication wall.
Gerald Griffin’s Social Media
Check out our social media pages for all the club news and updates. We are on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, under Gerald Griffins GAA. We also have a Whatsapp group which sends out club information and updates. If you would like to be added to this group, contact Teresa Stack on 0876111543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Darkness Into Light Walk
Darkness Into Light 2021 was a huge success all around the country and it was wonderful to see so many people out walking and supporting such a worthy cause. Many people in the parish were up early last Saturday morning in support of Pieta House. It was a walk with a difference this year as everyone walked within their own bubbles at their own locations. Across the country, 6.5 million euro was raised for this very worthy cause
Thanks to the organisers, to Ballyhahill Development, to those who lit up the River Walk with candles and balloons and to Sunnie Gadbury for leading us off with a virtual warm-up at 5 a.m. There is a link here if anyone still wishes to make a donation to Pieta House. Well done again to all who participated. https://www.darknessintolight.ie/home-page-2021
Covid Update For Clubs
From 10th May: outdoor training is permitted at adult level in pods of a maximum of 15 people (including coaches). However, games are not allowed and indoor facilities must remain closed.
From 7th June: (and subject to the Public Health Situation at the time) – club games will be permitted at all levels but must be played behind closed doors.
GAA officials in Croke Park are currently liaising with the relevant Departments to seek further information on the fines details of what will be permitted at various points in the recovery plan. For the moment, we would ask all our club members to be patient in relation to questions about the various return dates and the specifics of what will be allowed. We will communicate any further information we receive with you.
Please also follow the latest HSE advice on washing hands, cough etiquette and monitoring your health. If you suspect that you have symptoms, please avoid all Gaelic games and activities and consult your GP.
All players must complete the GAA’s Return to Play Health questionnaire and reconfirm for all games and training sessions. The online training module in relation to Covid should be completed by all participants (parents on behalf of their children) and can be found at the link here:
Garda Vetting Reminder
As training has now returned, it is important to note that any person who carries out a role of responsibility with players under 18 years must be Garda Vetted. These responsibilities include coaching, managing or training underage teams. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. To complete the vetting procedure, please go to www.gaa.ie/news/vetting
Kellogg’s Cúl Camp
We are looking forward to Kellogg’s Cúl Camp this year. Cúl camps provide a fun, action-packed week during the summer holidays for children aged 6 to 13 years. Activities are player-centred with a games based approach and have a strong emphasis on personal development and wellbeing.
The dates for cúl camp are as follows: Mon 26th to Fri 30th July in Glin GAA pitch. The cost of the camp is €65 for 1st. child; €60 for 2nd child; €50 for 3rd and subsequent children.
Bookings can be made by logging onto www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/
O’Neills Club Gear
Before the 2021 season starts, you may be in need of new training gear. We have many Gerald Griffin’s items available to purchase online from the O’Neill’s website. You can pick up everything you need including training tops, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks. Order online through: https://www.oneills.com/catalog/category/view/id/3068
It is great to see that mass will be returning to the parish this weekend. Mass will take place in Ballyhahill Saturday May 15th at 6 p.m. and in Loughill on May 16th at 10 a.m.
Women on the Move
Limerick Sports Partnership have a Beginner Women’s exercise programme starting on May 10th called Women On The Move. The programme is free to join.
More info at the following link: Women On The Move
Women on the Move is a 4 week activity programme suited to all age groups and abilities. There are two online sessions on Zoom every week, led by a qualified and experienced tutor which aim to improve cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility and mobility. Basic nutrition will also be discussed throughout the four weeks. Each participant registered will receive a dyna band which you will be shown how to use and incorporated into sessions. For any queries on the programme, contact Rachel at email@example.com or 061-333600.
We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the Finucane Family of Clounleharde on the recent loss of Michael (Mickey) Finucane. To his wife Mary, son Haulie, daughter Alayne, daughter in law Breda, son in law Paudie, grandchildren Rachel, Eowyn and Bowie, extended family, neighbours, and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
GERALD GRIFFIN GAA CLUB NOTES
GERALD GRIFFIN GAA CLUB NOTES