SOUTH GAA NOTES
RETURN TO PLAY :
There was great scenes of joy and excitement throughout the entire South Division last week as Bord na nÓg Clubs and players returned to Training. Thanks to all who have worked tirelessly to get all under age groups hurling and football back out onto their local pitch as safely as possible . STAY SAFE and BEST OF LUCK to all Involved.
LIMERICK HURLERS BACK IN ALLIANZ LEAGUE ACTION NON THIS SATURDAY : On this Saturday 8th. May, Limerick Senior Hurlers will commence their Allianz League Campaign for 2021 when they play Tipperary in LIT Gaelic Grounds at 5.30pm and can be seen Live on RTE 2 and Eir Sport. Best of Luck is extended to the Management and panel of Players.
CLUB LIMERICK May DRAW :
The May Draw will be held on Saturday 29th. May with Exclusive Prize : Barcelona 8-Seater Cast Aluminium Garden Patio Set with Lazy Susan – Worth €1599. This will be the third of ten monthly draws which will run until December. The CLUB Limerick Draw is one of our main fundraisers with 50% of the entrant fee returned to our own club. We strongly urge all club members to support this vital fundraiser & with such a wonderful selection of Exclusive Prizes on offer hopefully your luck is in for 2021. The cost of entry is €10 per draw. You can sign up by contacting your Club Draw co-ordinator or online via limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw, remembering to select your Club as the nominated club during the process.
COVID UPDATE FOR CLUBS IN THE 26 COUNTIES : From Monday next 10th May – Outdoor training is permitted at adult level in pods of a maximum of 15 people (including coaches). However, games are not allowed, and indoor facilities must remain closed. From 7th June (and subject to the Public Health situation at the time) – Club games will be permitted at all levels but must be played “behind closed doors”.
We are currently liaising with the relevant Departments to seek further information on the finer details of what will be permitted at various points in the recovery plan. For the moment, we would ask for your patience in relation to questions you and the broader membership no doubt have in relation to the various return dates and the specifics of what will be allowed. It is our intention to issue a more detailed communication to Clubs and Counties next week and once further information is available.
In the interim, we would remind all Clubs in the 26 Counties of the following:
– Until May 10th, only training for underage teams (non-contact and in pods of 15) is permitted. “Underage teams” means any registered team at U-18 level or below.
– All indoor facilities must remain closed (exception: toilet facilities).
– Fundraising events on GAA property are not currently permitted.
– Gym facilities must remain closed (exception: Senior Inter County players may use their relevant Club Gym for individual training as long as they are following the advice in the Inter County Return to Training and Play document)
REMINDER GARDA VETTING : With a return to play in the coming weeks, it is very important to note that any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 years. of age, MUST be Garda Vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. It is a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, to commence working with children without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure. To complete the vetting procedure, please go to www.gaa.ie/news/vetting
2021 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
The 2021 All-Ireland SFC will be played as a straight knock-out competition from the provincial series forward. There will be no Qualifiers and New York and London will not be involved.
There will be no Tailteann Cup in 2021.
2021 Liam Mac Carthy Cup
There will be a provincial knock-out championship with back-door qualifiers like there was in 2020, but now also with the introduction of relegation to the Joe McDonagh Cup.
There will be a preliminary round in the qualifiers between the two defeated quarter-final team in Leinster with the winners progressing to Round 1 of the Qualifiers and the losers relegated to the Joe McDonagh Cup in 2022.
Competing counties Munster: Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Clare, Cork. Leinster: Kilkenny, Galway, Wexford, Dublin, Laois, Antrim.