HOSPITAL/HERBERTSTOWN GAA CLUB NOTES
WE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE ADVICE FROM THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPTS, HSE AND CENTRAL COUNCIL CLG AND WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES WHEN MADE AVAILABLE.
Coaches/management team will continue to be in contact to remind players, parents and guardians of the protocols to which everyone is expected to adhere. At this point H/H GAA Club would like to confirm that no player/mentor will be put under any pressure to resume activities if you feel any way uncomfortable. The Club will respect your individual decision in this matter. Looking forward to a safe return for all.
Due to the new government guidelines unfortunately there is no spectators at games. You can follow the live scores on the Whats the Score App https://whatsthescor.ie/
We will also be sharing half time and full time scores on our social media platforms.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Sunday 6th September 2020 v Na Piarsaigh in Caherconlish @ 1 pm
Junior A Football:
Result: Hospital 0-5 Athea 9-23
Fixture: Sunday 30th August 2020 v Bruree in Bruff @ 6pm
Minor A Football:
Fixture: Friday 28th August 2020 v Ballylanders at home @ 7pm
Minor A Hurling
Fixture: Tuesday 25th August 2020 Killacolla Gaels v Naomh Eoin in Bruree @ 7pm
Result: Hospital Herbertstown 2-10 Garryspillane 1-17
GUIDELINES FOR BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
GAA Covid Advisory Group – Advice to Clubs in the 26 Counties (August 21st 2020)
The relevant updated Government advice on Sport, issued on Tuesday August 18th 2020, is as follows:“Sporting events and matches can continue to take place but behind closed doors with:
• strict avoidance of gatherings, including social gatherings, before or after events
• strict adherence to 2 metre physical distancing before and after events, during breaks in play, on the sidelines and avoidance of team huddles
• limits of 15 apply to groups outside including training sessions (with exception of elite/professional sports and horseracing). There should be no mixing between groups”
The additional implications of the above for Gaelic Games are as follows:
As games must now be played “behind closed doors”, this means only essential personnel should be in attendance. No more than 40 persons per team should be allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and officials. The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media, Streaming personnel and required event officials (stewards etc.) The restrictions on the playing of games in Kildare remain in place until Government clarify the situation. Underage games Consistent with our advice of Wednesday, August 19th, the Government have now confirmed Parents/Guardians attending training or games in a safeguarding /supervisory capacity are not classified as spectators; however strict social distancing and public health guidelines should be adhered to at all times. In that context, one parent/guardian per child is permitted to attend at a sporting event, including a game or training session, should they consider it necessary. Any person wishing to attend our underage training or games including coaches, parents, players and spectators shall be subject to the provisions of the Code of Behaviour (Underage).For the purpose of clarification, it is the coaches and other responsible adults, trained and vetted to oversee our games at underage level, who are responsible, on behalf of our Clubs, for the organising of our games at this level. The Government have undertaken to provide further protocols in this context which will be issued in the coming days. Training/Cúl Camps Team training and Cúl Camps can continue on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field once sufficient space is available and public health protocols are followed.Training in Counties Laois, Kildare and Offaly should continue on a non-contact basis, in groups of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field, until Government restrictions specific to those Counties are relaxed. (Note: Underage groups must be comprised in accordance with the ratios provided for by the Code of Behaviour Underage).
Meetings Indoor club or committee meetings should be avoided where possible but when they must take place, should involve no more than 6 people and should adhere to the guidelines outlined previously by the GAA’s Health and Safety Committee, including the need for 2m social distancing
Control Measures All Clubs are reminded of the need to adhere to the following control measures in the interest of the health and safety of our members and broader society:
• Continue to follow general Public Health guidelines
• Practice good hygiene by washing hands and using sneezing and coughing etiquette
• Observe 2 metre physical distancing off the field, before and after events, during breaks in play and on the sidelines
• Follow GAA protocols by not using changing rooms or other enclosed spaces
• Gyms on GAA property must remain closed
• Travel to training / matches with members of own household only
• Continue to submit Health Questionnaires ahead of training and games
• Do not attend training or games if feeling unwell
• Continue to record attendances at training to facilitate contact tracing
• Members who arrive back in Ireland from a country not on the government’s green travel list should follow Government advice in this context (i.e. restrict their movements for 14 days) and are not permitted to present for Gaelic games activities until the 14 days has elapsed.
Club Lotto Draw:
Draw Monday 17th August 2020. Jackpot was €4,200. Numbers drawn were 10,21,27,29
There was no winner. Lucky dips €20: Jonathan Farrell, Seamus Meehan, Rossi O’Donovan, Maria Meehan, John Ryan. Sellers prize €40: Gerry Ryan.
Next draw is Monday 24th August, jackpot is €4,300 and will take place in the Clubhouse and will be live on facebook. Buy your tickets for €2 each or 3 for €5 from our facebook page by clicking play game, any player, any committee member, our ticket sellers, local shops, online at www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Hospital_Herbertstown_GAA_Club/lotto
Thank you to our sellers and ticket buyers for your continued support.
Club Limerick Draw
Next draw is Saturday 29th August 2020. Star prize this month is A TWO BALL WITH CADDIES AT ADARE MANOR. Monthly cash prizes from €10,000 to €100 plus a different star prize every month. Join Online Today https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw for €10 per draw, or contact our club draw coordinator Pat Foley 0868593838 or any committee member if you have any queries. Your support is much appreciated. Tune into the sports programme on Live 95 Saturday morning to hear the draw live. Best of luck to all our members in this month’s draw.
Keep an eye on our social media pages for trips down memory lane for the club and county. If you have memories that you would like shared please email photo and details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll gladly share them.
Remember to shop local and support local business. Respect social distance and stay at home as much as you can.
Club Gear: Is available on O’Neills website. https://www.oneills.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Hospital+Herbertstown
In aid of Motor Neurone Research taking place on 10th & 11th September in Dromoland Castle.
Register on rmngolf2020.eventbrite.ie or contact Pat Fogarty on 0878166004 (text only) or Breda Fogarty 0879251710
Congratulations to our 5th & 6th class players and supporters in Herbertstown and Hospital who were confirmations over the weekend.
Sympathies to the Divilly family on their recent bereavement.
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