GERALD GRIFFINs GAA CLUB NOTES
May Club Limerick Draw
The next Limerick County Club draw is on Saturday 29th May with a top prize of €10,000. There are many other cash prizes to be won and the exclusive prize this month is a Barcelona 8-seater cast aluminium patio set worth €1600. Entry is €10 per month and half of this is returned to our own Gerald Griffin’s club. We had two winners from Gerald Griffin’s club in April’s draw, we hope we 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 email@example.com
With the return of training, many members have already registered. If you have yet to pay your membership, please do so as soon as possible. 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)
O’Neills Club Gear
We have a wide range of club gear available on the O’Neill’s website. Check out our gear at the following link: https://www.oneills.com/catalog/category/view/id/3068
Limerick County Football Panel
Well done to our five Gerald Griffin’s players that made the Limerick county panel this year. Congratulations to Tommy Griffin, Gerard Stack, Jim Liston, Dara Noonan and Colm McSweeney on making the team.
Limerick’s Win Against Tipperary
Congratulations to the Limerick football team who had a great win against Tipperary last Saturday May 15th in Round 1 of the 2021 Allianz Football League Division 3 South at the LIT Gaelic Grounds. Limerick defeated Tipperary with a final score of 1-13 to 0-14. Well done to our Gerald Griffin’s member, Tommy Griffin, who played half-forward. Best of luck to Billy Lee and the Limerick Footballers who are away to Offaly next week.
We would love for you to come up and view our dedication wall at Gerald Griffin’s pitch. Many members of the club have their name carved into the history of the club on our new wall.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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
LSP Exercise and Wellbeing Programmes
Limerick Sports Partnership have a wide range of exercise and wellbeing programmes and courses available for free at the moment. The courses are all available online via the Zoom platform. You can register for any of the courses on Limerick Sports Partnership’s website at https://limericksports.ie/ or contact them on 087-1494243 or 061-333600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the upcoming courses and programmes:
Being Well – Starting May 18th, 10:45-11:30am – 6 Week Programme. This programme offers 45 minute zoom sessions on exercise and health for adults with disabilities.
Online Teenage Sports Inclusion Club – Starting May 18th, 5:15-6:00pm – 6 week programme. This programme has 45 minute zoom sessions of fun games and activities for teenages with additional needs.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – Upcoming, next course is on the 26th & 27th of May 2021. [Booking links not yet available]
Autism in Sport Online Workshop – May 31st, 7:00-9:30pm
Safeguarding Courses – Remaining dates available:
Safeguarding 1, June 14th: BOOK: https://limericksports.ie/event/safeguarding-1-6/
Safeguarding 1, June 24th: BOOK: https://limericksports.ie/event/safeguarding-1-7/
The following are programmes ongoing that you can still join:
Women on the Move – Started May 10th, 7:15-8:00pm – 4 week exercise and nutrition programme, two sessions per week (Mondays + Wednesdays)
Men On The Move – Ongoing. Happening every Tuesday + Thursday, 7:15-8:00pm till May 27th.
Adapted Men On The Move – Ongoing. Happening every Tuesday + Thursday, 11:00-11:45am till May 27th.
Sports Inclusion Club – 4-7 age group & 8-12 age group classes available. Online classes happen every Saturday Morning as follows:
1. 4-7 year olds – 10:00-10:30am till June 12th: BOOKING LINK: https://limericksports.ie/…/inclusion-club…/2021-05-08/
2. 8-12 year olds – 11:00-11:30am till June 12th: BOOKING LINK: https://limericksports.ie/…/sports…/2021-05-08/
Abha Bhán Parish Park Raffle
Please support our local Abha Bhán park in their upcoming raffle. There are some fabulous prizes on offer. The raffle will take place on Sunday 27th June. Lines cost 10 euro and can be bought from any committee member or online at their gofundme page. Check out their facebook page for more details.
Great to see all our Ladies teams back on the field again. Best of luck to all these young aspiring footballers and to our Junior team who had their 1st training session this week. New and old players always welcome and don’t forget the ‘Mothers and Others’ who will be starting again shortly.
Hard luck on the Limerick hurlers defeated by old rivals Galway on Sunday, early days yet. Best of luck to the lads against Waterford next week.
Gerald Griffins Bord na nÓg
Well done to our Gerald Griffins Coaches, who are giving that little bit extra to our underage children, concentrating on the skills for all our children who attend National School. Sunday evenings at Gerald Griffins pitch 6pm to 7pm. Everyone is welcome.
Shannon Gaels Bord na nÓg
Great to see all our underage children back on the pitch. Training continues for u/7, u/9, u/11, u/15, and u/17’s. Contact Sharon (Club Secretary) for more information 0879274068.
Gerald Griffin’s would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Ann Stack, who sadly passed away recently. To her husband Robert (Bob), her children Christine (Guiry), Leslie, Mary and Eilis (Liddy), her grandchildren Eoin, Marguerite, Claire & Brendan Guiry, Richard and Isabelle Liddy, and extended family, neighbours and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.