MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
BEHIND-CLOSED-DOORS: The re-introduction of tighter restrictions in recent times means that we must play all of our games “behind closed doors”. This is a huge disappointment to all of us in the wider GAA community. We have no choice but to respectfully request our supporters not to attend, as your presence on the sideline could result in the fixture not proceeding. We trust that you will all understand this. We will endeavour to keep you updated of as many match results through social media where we can
COVID-19: Due to the recent increase in COVID 19 cases around the country, Monaleen GAA Club would like to remind players and parents of the process involved in dealing with a suspected or confirmed case. Anyone who develops symptoms should self isolate and contact their GP for advice.
They should not attend any GAA activities while they await the results of the test. If the test is negative, no further action is required. The player in question can return to GAA activity once symptom free for 48 hours.
If the test is positive, then public health officials will do an assessment and identify close and casual contact. Close contacts must not attend any GAA activity until cleared to do so by medical professionals.
Casual contacts should monitor symptoms closely and are free to attend GAA activity, unless symptomatic. It is very important that all team personnel complete the GAA health questionnaire and adhere to all guidelines, including a home temperature check, before coming to training or matches.
We would ask all members to be vigilant of symptoms and, if they do develop, to self isolate and seek medical advice. If anyone has any questions please contact the club’s Covid Officer, Daniel Power at 085 8389170. We thank you all for your co-operation in these challenging times.
SENIOR FOOTBALLERS: Well done to our senior footballers and management team who defeated St Kieran’s 0-11 to 0-6 in their opening Limerick county senior football championship group game in Mick Neville Park on Saturday afternoon. The win qualifies the side for the county quarter-finals with a game to spare. Monaleen face Galbally in their final Group 3 fixture in Bruff on Saturday at 6pm.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALLERS: Monaleen’s intermediate footballers lost out to Kildimo-Pallaskenry 0-15 to 2-7 in their Group 4 fixture played at Caherdavin on Sunday.
FUNDRAISER FOR GER LAWLOR: The GAA community is rallying around our former senior football manager and popular Laois native Ger Lawlor to help ease the financial burden associated with his care following a stroke. Ger managed Monaleen to multiple county senior football championship successes. The club also reached the 2002 Munster club final. As a result of his recent stroke, Emo native Ger is now deemed long term care and will live out his life in a nursing home or at home with numerous carers. A fundraising Golf Classic for Ger Lawlor is taking place on Friday September 11 in Portarlington Golf Club. Teams of four are €160 and tee boxed can be purchased for €100. Tickets at €5 will also be on sale in the coming weeks. All support greatly appreciated. A GoFundMe page has also been set up. https://www.gofundme.com/f/friends-of-ger-amp-emo-gaa-fundraiser
CLUB FUNDRAISER: A clothes collection fundraiser in aid of Monaleen GAA, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football will take place on Friday, September 4. More details about dropping off clothing for this event will be released closer to the time. All donations greatly appreciate.