The GAA has provided more guidelines and clarification on returning to play protocols ahead of Clubs Championship Games. There are a number of recommendations regarding limited substitutes, officials, spectators to water breaks.
So as our Club returns to Club Championship this week from Under 21 to Senior grade there are a few guidelines for Teams and spectators to follow.
The main points are: No limit to team panel but only 24 permitted to pitch side. With officials 7 for hurling and 5 for football. Team officials and subs will be positioned at opposite sides of the pitch, to follow Government social distancing guidelines.
No water carriers allowed, water breaks will be permitted between in the 15th minute in each half this is up to referees discretion. Own water bottles must be clearly marked.
There is no handshaking before or after games, no spitting and the team huddle only takes place where social distancing is observed.
A referee has the authority to dismiss a person or persons in breech off regulations to the stand or outside the pitch, this person or persons cannot be replaced on pitch side.
Venues are limited to 200 people this means our games are ticket only. The GAA is recommending the wearing of face masks to games, this is just a recommendation not a requirement. The Covid 19 Supervisors or nominated personnel will be present at games and will be encouraging that hands are sanitizes entering and leaving the pitch. This will be for both home and away games.
Numbers of people inside the enclosure of the pitch is limited to Team Management , Substitutes, and a Club official.

This week will see a lot of County Hurling Champ
oionship games in no less than five grades, Senior, Premier Intermediate, Intermediate, Junior and Under 21. With over 32 games in all to be contested.
South teams are involved in Championship, at Under 21 level on this Wednesday evening with places to be won in the Knockout stages at Quarter Final level, Killacolla Gaels will be hoping to join Bruff and Blackrock in the ‘A ‘ Championship, whill in the ‘B’ Championship, Glenroe and Cois Laoi Gaels will hope to overcome Templeglantine and Tournafull/Killeedy respectively to reach the Quarter Final stage
Wednesday 22nd. July

County Under 21 ‘A’ Hurling Championship
Cappamore v Killacolla Gaels in Cappamore @ 7.30pm

County Under 21 ‘B’ Hurling Championship Quarter Finals
Tournafulla /Killeedy v Cois Laoi Gaels in Feenagh @ 7pm
Templeglantine v Glenroe in Kilbreedy.@ 7pm

The weekend will see no less than 24 Championship Round 1 games down for decision, and South teams are involved in half of these fixtures. In the Senior Championship Kilmallock meet favoutites Na Piarsaigh in LIT Gaelic Grounds on Friday evening which is live on TG4, while Saturday evening Blackrock make the return to to the Senior Championship after a lapse of 23 years, when they meet Ballybrown in Bruff. In the Premier Intermediate Championship, there are 5 South teams in action, on Saturday evening there are two all South clashes, neighbours Bruff and Knockainey will meet in Kilbreedy while Kilmallock will host the meeting of Glenroe and Dromin/Athlacca, On Sunday evening, Bruree travel to Claughaun to play Cappamore and will be hoping to be the third South team to secure a victory in this very competitive championship.

In the County Intermediate Championship there are two teams from the Division over the weekend, Croom will meet neighbours Granagh/Ballingarry in Croagh on Saturday evening while Kilmallock who make thier debut in this grade will play Na Piarsaigh in Bruff on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile in the County Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship, , three teams from the South are in action, Staker Wallace meet Crecora/Manister in Ballingarry on Saturday evening, while on Sunday, Castletown/Ballyagran will play Caherline in Kilbreedy at 1pm, Garryspillane will play Ballybrown in Caherally at 7pm.

All in All, a very busy week of Hurling on the cards and Best of Luck to all teams from the Division in action.

Bons Secours Senior Hurling Championship Round 1

Friday 24th. July
Na Piarsaigh v Kilmallock in LIT Gaelic Grounds 7.30pm TG4

Saturday 25th. July
Blackrock v Ballybrown in Bruff 7.00pm Streamed
Lyons’ of Limerick County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 1

Saturday 25th. July
Bruff v Knockainey in Kilbreedy 7.00pm
Glenroe v Dromin Athlacca in Kilmallock 7.00pm

Sunday 26th. July
Cappamore v Bruree in Claughaun 7.00pm
Nick Grene County Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 1

Saturday 25th. July
Croom v Granagh Ballingarry in Croagh 7.00pm

Sunday 26th. July

Na Piarsaigh v Kilmallock in Bruff 7.00pm

Woodlands House Hotel County Junior A Hurling Championship Round 1.
Saturday 25th. July
Staker Wallace v Crecora Manister in Ballingarry 7.00pm

Sunday 26th. July
Castletown Ballyagran v Caherline in Kilbreedy 1.00pm

Garryspillane v Ballybrown in Caherelly 7.00pm

The next Club Limerick Draw takes place on this Saturday 25th July

The next Club Limerick Draw takes place on this Saturday 25th July. July’s exclusive star prize is two night stay for 2 Guests at Parknasilla Hotel and Spa, Sneem, Co. Kerry in a Parkland View Room, à la carte dinner in the Pygmalion on one evening with a bottle of house wine & a delicious full Irish Breakfast each morning.
The draw costs only €10 per month and you’re in with a shout of winning €10,000 or one of 29 other cash prizes. The Club Limerick Draw provides a valuable source of finance to all clubs in the county. At least half of your membership goes directly to OUR CLUB, so we would welcome your support.