SOUTH GAA NOTES
Junior ‘B’ Football Championship Round 2 games fixed for this Tuesday evening
After the disappointment of both games in Round 1 of the South Junior ‘B’ Football Championship fixed for Tuesday evening last 18th August fell victim of circumstances. The Galbally and Galtee Gaels games was deferred while the Ballylanders and Banogue game was not played as Banogue gave a walkover, Round 2 have two fixtures on this Tuesday evening 25th. August, a local derby will see Galtee Gaels host Ballylanders while in Banogue, the locals will meet neighbours Camogue Rovers, both games have a 7pm throw in. Meanwhile two deferred Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship games were refixed and were played over the the weekend. On Saturday afternoon 22nd. August, at The Michael Fox Memorial in Kilfinane, Blackrock recorded their win from three outings when they defeated Camogue Rovers by 1.15 to 1.10. On Sunday evening, 23rd August, Glenroe played host to Castletown/Ballyagran and the home recorded a 1.20 to 3.12 victory
Fixtures Tuesday 25th.August South Junior ‘B’ Football Championship Round 2
Banogue v Camogue Rovers in Banogue at 7pm
Galtee Gaels v Ballylanders in Kilbehenny at 7pm Galbally Bye
County Football Championship Round 3 games this weekend
Following on from the Round Two games last weekend where South teams had mixed fortunes, Ballylanders scored a 1.16 to 0.09 victory over neighbours Galtee Gaels in the Senior Championship, meanwhile Bruff suffered defeat at the hands of Glin in the Intermediate Football Championship, while in the Junior Championship Croom received a walkover from South Liberties, both Bruree and Hospital/ Herbertstown suffered their second defeat from two outings. This weekend Round 3 of the County Senior, Intermediate and Junior ‘A’ Football will be in some very interesting games that are down for decision, there are six South teams in action, where results will decide overall placing and which team reach the knock out stages of the Championship and Relegation places, both Ballylanders and Galbally have already qualified for the knockout stages and they meet Oola and Monaleen respectively on this Saturday evening, victory would mean a Semi Final place on weekend of 27th. September while defeat will mean a Quarter Final game on weekend of 20th September. In the Intermediate Championship Bruff play St Senans on this Friday evening, where a win is a must for Bruff to have a chance to remain in contention. On Sunday in the Junior Championship, Bruree will meet Hospital/Herbertstown which will be an interesting clash to avoid the dreaded relegation playoff
Also on this Sunday 30th. August Galtee Gaels will meet St. Kieran’s in Kilmallock in Irish Wire Products Ltd County Senior Football Relegation Semi Final at 1pm. Both sides will be hoping for victory to avoid the relegation final.
Weekend County Football Championship Fixtures (involving South teams)
Friday 28th. August
Griffins Coaches Intermediate Football Championship Round 3
Bruff v St. Senan’s in Feenagh 6.00pm
Saturday 29th August
Irish Wire Products Ltd County Senior Football Championship Round 3
Monaleen v Galbally in Bruff 6.00pm
Ballylanders v Oola in Kilmallock 6.00pm
Sunday 30th. August
Irish Wire Products Ltd County Senior Football Relegation Semi Final.
St Kierans v Galtee Gaels in Kilmallock 1.00pm
County Junior A Football Championship Group 4
Hospital Herbertstown v Bruree Bruff 6.00pm Athea v Newcastle West Ballyhahill 6.00pm
COVID-19 NEW GAA GUIDELINES
The relevant updated Government advice on Sport, issued on Tuesday last 18th. August 18th as follows:
Games Behind Closed Doors.
As all our games must now be played “behind closed doors”, this means only essential personnel should be in attendance. No more than 40 persons per team are allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and officials.
Consistent with our advice of Wednesday last 19th. August the Government have now confirmed Parents/Guardians attending training or games in a safeguarding /supervisory capacity are not classified as spectators, however strict social distancing and public health guidelines should be adhered to at all times. In this context, one parent/guardian per child is permitted to attend at a sporting event, including a game or training session, should they consider it necessary.
Indoor club or committee meetings should be avoided where possible but when they must take place, should involve no more than 6 people and should adhere to the guidelines outlined previously by the GAA’s Health and Safety Committee, including the need for 2m social distancing.
Travel to training / matches with members of own household only.
Continue to submit Health Questionnaires ahead of training and games
Do not attend training or games if feeling unwell
Continue to record attendances at training to facilitate contact tracing
Members who arrive back in Ireland from a country not on the government’s green travel list should follow Government advice in this context (i.e. restrict their movements for 14 days) and are not permitted to present for Gaelic games activities until the 14 days has elapsed.
South GAA extend Best Wishes to all our underage Players who received their First Holy Communion and those who were Confirmed over the past weeks.
CONDOLENCES : All in South GAA were saddened with the news of the death of Jim O’Bruree of Bruree . Jim gave a lifetime of service to his beloved Bruree GAA and was a member of the Limerick team that won the All Ireland Senior Hurling title in 1973 South GAA extend their Sympathy to his wife Ann, daughter Marie, sons David, John, Gerard, James Vincent and Conor, his brother, sisters, grandchildren, his extended family and neighbours, Bruree GAA Club, and his large circle of friends. May He Rest in Peace