MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
KEEP ACTIVE IN JUNE
We have registered Mungret St. Pauls for the My Life challenge to be held during June 2020 and would like to thank everyone who has registered to take part and to wish everyone the best of luck.
We would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to Diarmuid Mullins who will be taking on the principle role in the Crescent College Comprehensive in September, taking over from Karin Flemming who is retiring. We wish you well in your new position.
This is a very poignant time of year as we would normally be wishing all our third and sixth year students the best of luck in their exams but with the current circumstances as you know there is to be no exams, for the first time since 1925. You, the students have been given a curve ball that no one could have prepared you for but you must persevere. The leaving cert year of 2020 will be known as the class of Covid-19. The end goal that you have been preparing for during your years at secondary school has now been taken away from you. For many this will be a relief but for some it will be harder to accept. You must stand together as no one else will fully understand what you will be feeling or going through.
We would ask that you make sure your friends are okay, make sure they know that they can talk to you or if they are struggling guide them in the best way you know to someone who can help.
You the class of 2020 will make it through this together, you may fell like you can celebrate but we need to remind you to follow the HSE guidelines on social distancing, as important as your leaving cert is to you, your health and your families health are priceless.
Mungret St. Pauls hope all our members and their families are keeping healthy and coping well in these current challenging times.
We would like to Thank all who are helping to volunteer with the club at this time.
As part of the Limerick COVID-19 Community Response, we have a team of volunteers ready to assist vulnerable people in our community. Please call the dedicated helpline –
1800 832 005
other important numbers;
Centra Raheen number ; 061-300633 ( by Southcourt Hotel)
Centra Dooradoyle number; 061-307063 (by Collins Bar)
Fitzgeralds Spar number; 061- 308 838 (Fr. Russell Road)
Hungry Lyons Take away only Dooradoyle 061-306111
St. Mary’s Aid (Meals on wheels) €5 each 061-318106
Our Lady of Lourdes (Meals on wheels) €5 each 061-228596
– if you are in need of any assistance. We are here to help so please just ask. Please stay safe..
On the games front, the GAA has confirmed that no official on-field activity will resume before July 20 and our facilities will remain closed until that date. We do not expect any inter-county championship games before October 1.
The GAA will issue detailed advice before any return to play, outlining the steps we have to take to facilitate the re-commencement of our training and games, both in terms of physical engagement and around the use of our facilities.
As previously stated, the GAA Player Injury Scheme will remain closed until an official return to activity is confirmed.
In the weeks ahead our County Committees will be devising revised competition schedules for each county for games and activities at all levels and grades and that information will be shared when those arrangements are finalised and we have clarity around the government timelines.
Clubs are reminded that membership and public liability will need to be in place for the return of our activities and are advised to process same in the weeks ahead.
Allowing for the complexities associated with the current situation, the GAA continues to plan for the staging of this year’s Kellogg’s Cúl Camps and will communicate any changes to this approach with our clubs if they arise.
The maintenance of facilities can continue while adhering to the guidelines and as of May 18 construction work on our grounds is also permitted and clubs should liaise with their County Committees on this issue
The Association has also been asked to urge our club units to promote best practice when it comes to social distancing at funerals while the current restrictions are in place.
In keeping with our approach to date, the Association will continue to liaise with government officials and experts, both north and south, and study their guidelines and advice regarding the resumption of sport.
CASH FOR CLOBBER
We are still collecting items for our cash for clobber, while you are stuck in your house why not ‘Spring Clean’ your wardrobes and hot presses. When restrictions are removed, bags can be left under the canopy at the back of the club house.
The club would like to wish continued good health to all members and the wider community. Please adhere to HSE guidelines and show consideration to those around you. We look forward to a return to regular action, whenever this may be. All the information you need is on the HSE website.