KILLEEDY GAA CLUB NOTES
Honorary President of the Killeedy GAA Club:
Fr. Tom Shanahan was appointed as Honorary President of the Killeedy GAA Club. Fr. Tom distinguished himself as an outstanding hurler at underage with Killeedy before joining the Seminary. Fr Tom is a proud Killeedy man with a great love for his home place and the GAA. Fr Tom will start the year for Killeedy GAA with a mass which will be broadcast online – Time and date, plus details on how to log in to the club mass will be provided in due course
2021 Killeedy Club Officers:
The following club officers were appointed to Killeedy GAA Executive for 2021:
Miriam Magner Flynn, Chairperson.
Majella Scanlan Sheehan, Assistant Chairperson.
David Hayes, Secretary.
Micheál Barry, Treasurer.
Margaret Mullaney, Assistant Treasurer.
Seamus Curtin, Chairperson, Bord na Nog.
Cecilia Moloney, Children & Wellbeing Officer.
Gearoid Downey, Player Representative.
Damien Mullaney, PRO.
Gerard Barry, John Cunningham, Eddie Mullane, Danny Cremin, Joe Kelleher, Gerard Casey, Christopher Moxy, Johnny Kennedy and Enda O Connor.
Club Limerick Draw 2021
The next Club Limerick Draw takes place on Saturday April 24th with another jackpot prize of €10,000 & a host of cash prizes up for grabs including an Exclusive Star Prize of a Weber Spirit II E 320 GBS Gas Barbecue plus €250 worth of free utensils. This will be the second 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 club. We strongly urge all club members to support this vital fundraiser & with such a wonderful selection of Exclusive Prizes on offer hopefully your luck is in for 2021.
The cost of entry is €10 per draw. You can sign up by contacting our Draw co-ordinator Christopher Moxey or online via limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw, remembering to select Killeedy GAA as the nominated club during the process.
The Wellbeing Mastercass (For 13-19 year olds) hosted by Alan O’Mara Ex – Cavan Footballer has been scheduled for Tuesday April 20th at 7pm via MS Teams.
Bookings can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with completed consent form (for young people under 18’s only). A link will then be sent to participants over 18 and Parent/Guardians of u18’s.
Places are limited and registration for this online event will close on Tuesday 13th April at 9pm.
Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes 2021
The Quarter Finals of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes took place last Saturday night in the Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Once more our nominated greyhound Singalong Sally qualified by flying home in 1st place. Next weekend are the Semi finals with 12 greyhounds still in the running. Singalong Sally will run from Trap 1 again next Saturday, fingers crossed she can produce another top three finish to progress to the Final, when all 6 clubs are guaranteed to take home prize money. Updates on her progress can be followed on our club WhatsApp & on social media, there is also an option to watch all Races live from home via Talking Dogs TV for a small subscription of €10 from 7pm to 10pm. Sponsored by JP McManus & family, this annual event is welcomed by all Limerick clubs with a €20,000 prize-fund on offer including €10,000 for the winning club.
Registration for Players & Social Members for 2021
With a return to training in sight, the GAA requests that all members are registered for the season ahead. The registration process will be completed online this year. The Return to Play on our phones that we all became so familiar with last year is now known as Foireann. Foireann has many features, one of which includes registration of members. Please follow the instructions as shared with all the parents through the various forums.
New age groups for season 2021
Limerick GAA have confirmed that they will play underage hurling and football competitions at uneven ages in 2021 in line with national policy. The new policy came into effect from this January 2021. All teams will now 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 nÓg. Feile now reverts to U15 level. Formats, days, dates etc are being organised at the moment and further details will be circulated to the clubs at later dates.
Killeedy GAA & Camogie Healthy Club Project:
Well done to our Healthy Club officer Aine Collins who won a prize for her Photography skills in the Irish Life – My Life Spring Step Challenge. She will receive a Fitbit.
Recipes for Success
The GAA healthy club team have developed a number of additional Healthy Eating resources in line with their Recipes for Success programme clubs which will be published over the next 5 weeks. These range from videos to recipe inspiration and healthy eating posters. Please keep an eye out for these on Twitter, Instagram and Healthy Clubs Facebook group.
The GAA MacNamee Awards
The GAA MacNamee Awards are held annually to honour excellence in the area of communications, public relations and journalism, specifically related to the activities of the Association. These Awards are named after the late Pádraig MacNamee, former President of the GAA, Chairman of the GAA Commission (1969-1971) and member of RTÉ authority. Applications for the 2020 MacNamee Awards are now being accepted. It should be noted that only work published or completed in the 2020 calendar year is eligible for consideration and entries will not be returned. There’s a new addition to the MacNamee Awards this year called the outstanding Community Contribution Award. It’s to recognise special Covid-related initiative organised by a club, county or province that impacted positively on a community in 2020: https://www.gaa.ie/news/applications-2020-macnamee-awards-now-being-accepted/
Grow it Forward Initiative
GIY, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and public libraries will distribute 50,000 free food growing kits as part of a new ‘Grow it Forward’ initiative. You can claim your free seed pack by contacting your local library. Recipients are asked to use the kits to share the experience with ten people, enabling half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come from growing food at home. Each food growing pack includes:
1. seeds for beetroot, carrots, salad leaves, peas and tomatoes;
2. a guide to help grow them and
3. a postcard and gift tags to help share them.
Further details can be found here: https://www.librariesireland.ie/news/grow-it-forward-with-free-seeds-from-your-local-library
Engaging Men Webinar Series: Why Men’s Health?
You are invited to the first in a series of webinars focused on Engaging Men. The Why Men’s Health? webinar takes place on the 29th April from 12.00 – 13.00 and registration is on the HSE site. HSE Health and Wellbeing, together with the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, the Men’s Development Network and the Men’s Health Research Centre in IT Carlow will host this series of webinars which will bring you expert insights about the work and learning from the delivery to date of the HSE National Men’s Health Action Plan ‘Healthy Ireland Men’.
As the HSCNI or HSE can’t deliver our Stress Control classes in the community just now, Dr Jim White will, instead, live-stream the classes until June, free-of-charge. All you need to successfully complete this class is to watch each of the six sessions, read the booklets and use the relaxation and mindfulness. You can find the sessions on YouTube. Further details on dates and where to find the videos can be found at the following links;
Bowel Cancer Awareness
April is #bowelcancerawarenessmonth. You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer through the food we eat. Additionally taking part in BowelScreen, the National Bowel Screening Programme can reduce risk and detect signs of bowel cancer early. Register at;
Irish Life Health: April Wellbeing Calendar
To support your health & wellbeing this month Irish life have a range of supports around workplace health & their latest MyLife Step It To Stonewall Challenge in our April Wellbeing Schedule. See the full calendar on the Irish life website
New Limerick Jerseys For 2021 Season
The New Jersey is a mix of the traditional jersey with a new design that incorporates the names of the 65 affiliated clubs within the county. The addition of the club names to the jersey is an acknowledgment of work done by clubs to foster players where they harvest their skills to become inter county players.
John Cregan Chairman of Limerick County Board said “We are delighted to officially launch our new playing jersey for the 2021 season. I would like to thank the designers at O Neil’s who worked with us as a County Board to produce such an eye catching jersey. Given the work that clubs do in fostering and nurturing young players we are delighted to recognise the 65 clubs on the jersey. It is also a reminder for anyone that wears the jersey that they have a great honour to represent the county as one”
The home and away jersey is available for sale through the Limerick GAA website www.limerickgaa.ie
Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes Puc & Cic Fada
Our traditional Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes Puc & Cic Fada competitions will be taking a break this year in line with the current Government COVID-19 guidelines. For the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial we want our young sportspeople to show their skills virtually with our 30 second challenges. We’ve got two age categories 6 to 8 years old and 9 to 12 years old.
Hurling & Camogie Clubs
How many Roll Lifts can you do in 30 seconds? Grab your hurley and sliothar, get a parent or guardian to record your attempts and share it with us to enter.
How many solo toe taps can you manage in 30 seconds? Get your football, head outside and get a parent or guardian to record your attempts and share it with us to enter.
4 Winners will each receive a voucher for a sports store. Good luck.
Visit bit.ly/kirby2021clubevents for all the details on how to enter.