SOUTH GAA NOTES
SOUTH GAA CONVENTION : The South GAA Annual Convention will be held on this Tuesday evening 5th. January, it will be Virtual on Microsoft Team.
The following outgoing Officers have been nominated and are returned unopposed for 2021.
Cathaoirleach : Micheál Ó Caihain Staker Wallace
Leas-Cathlaoirleach : Ivan Ó Dómhnaill Castletown Ballyagran
Runai : Veronica Uí Fhearaíl Glenroe
Leas Runai : Ailin Ó Sirin Croom
Cisteoir : Seamus Ó Flionn Kilmallock
Leas Cisteoir : Deaglán Ó Murchú Hospital/Herbertstown
Oifigeach Caidrimh Phoibli: Aodh Ó Murchú Blackrock
CLUB Limerick Draw : Support your local GAA Club & Join the CLUB Limerick Draw TODAY! The 10th Club Limerick Draw will take place on the 30th January 2021.
SYMPATHIES : All in South GAA would like to express their sympathy to the John McManus and the McManus family on the untimely passing of Emma McManus last week. The McManus Family are long time contributors to Limerick GAA and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.
LEVEL 5 RESTRICTIONS : It has been disappointing to return to Level 5 restrictions over the past weekend This is the situation we find ourselves in the GAA , we must comply wholeheartedly in spirit and in practice. We thank everyone for their compliance in this regard during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and we al look forward to see all our Club players back on the playing fields in the not too distant future.
COVID-19 UPDATE from Croke Park Tuesday 5th. January 2021
Given the current exceptional rise in infection rates of Covid 19 and the increased risk of community transmission, the GAA has taken the decision that there will be no collective training permitted for inter-county teams for at least the remainder of the month of January.
In addition, Club and County gyms must stay closed until further notice.
As previously advised, and under the current Government Regulations in both jurisdictions, neither training nor games are permitted at club level currently.
Breaches of any of the above provisions will be dealt with under Rule 7.2 (e) “Misconduct considered to have discredited the Association”. The full wording of this Rule and potential penalties are included as an Appendix 1 below.
As you are aware, the current Level 5 restrictions in the South will run until January 31st at which point the GAA will review the current situation and further advice in this context will be provided.
Finally, it is important to note that outdoor gatherings on GAA property are not permitted – the only current exception to this is for walkways (which may stay open for use by the community with social distancing in place) and for clubs registered under the “Ireland Lights Up” walking initiative (see Appendix 2).
I fully appreciate the frustrations these additional restrictions may place on our inter county players and management teams. However, the safety of everyone in the game and indeed in the broader community has to be our primary focus. It has never been more important for our players, coaches and officials to follow both the Government guidelines and our own provisions around training.
I thank you for all you have done in this context to date and ask again for your cooperation and understanding as we battle to defeat the virus and finally return to normality.
Is mise le meas,
Tomás O Riain Seán Ó hÓráin
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