COVID-19: It has been disappointing to return to Level 5 restrictions. However, we must comply wholeheartedly with the restrictions in spirit and in practice. We thank everyone for their compliance in this regard. Monaleen CV-19 outreach team have made a number of runs to Centra Monaleen & SuperValu Castletroy. We’re happy to support our community in these challenging times. Contact Alan at 087 7766022 or Caroline at 087 6448807.
CLUB LOTTO: At this time of the year you usually have our hard-working lotto volunteers knocking on everyone’s door in the parish for the GAA Clubs biggest fundraiser, The Club Lotto. Due to Covid 19 restrictions this will not be possible this year. However, we will be in contact with our members to try to organise an online option, a drop-off option or a collection option. Please expect a message from your collector to organise what best suits you. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and if you are unable to support us this year just let your collector know by message. If you are able to support us please understand this is what runs Monaleen GAA Club from U6s to Seniors and we are very grateful for your support.
OPERATION TRANSFORMATION: As Operation Transformation began in recent weeks, Monaleen GAA are taking part in The MyLife “Every Step Counts” challenge which started earlier this month. As a result of the Covid restrictions, you can walk in your own time while capturing your steps via App against the Monaleen GAA Club. Each club, their members & the wider community are being asked to collectively walk 4,000Km’s, which is approximately the distance around Ireland! Clubs who hit the 4000km milestone will be entered into a prize draw with €2,500, €1,500 and €1,000 O’Neills vouchers t obe won per province. To join download the App MyLife by Irish Life (Irish Life-Every Step Counts Challenge). Once registered, scroll down to the challenge click to select Munster & then select Monaleen GAA. This will ensure that all steps will be registered against the Monaleen GAA club. All are welcome & Happy walking! Thanks from the Monaleen GAA Healthy Club Committee.
100-DAY CHALLENGE: On behalf of the healthy club committee we are encouraging the community to get involved in 100 day walking challenge – 30 mins a day for 100 days. A great way to pass away the restrictions with Covid while getting some fresh air- great for everyone’s mental health! This is not instead of operation transformation. To register click…/100-days-walking…
MENTAL HEALTH: Youth Mental Health First Aid: The Youth Mental Health First Aid (Youth MHFA) programme is designed for adults who work with, live with or care for young people aged between 12 to 18. The Youth MHFA training programme is particularly suited to parents/guardians, school staff, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers. Participants who undertake Youth MHFA training will learn how to assist a young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
This course is ideally suited to those who have not attended Mental Health First Aid training before. This training is fully funded by the HSE and will be delivered via Zoom by MHFA Ireland accredited instructors. Training will take place online from 9am to 4pm each day and attendance for the full duration is required. Registration is via the booking links below: Youth MHFA training 03-04 February 2021:
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, January 28 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 21 and 32. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were T. Barton, Fairways; E. Franklin, Caherconlish; R. Lee, Glanntan. Thank you for your continued support.