SOUTH LIBERTIES CLUB NOTES
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW 2021
Please do not forget that joining the #CLUBLkDraw also helps our Club.
The purpose of this draw is to provide funding for our footballers and hurlers training from Minor level up to Senior at County level. Win €10,000 each month from March to December. There are 30 cash prizes and an exclusive star prize each month – in March (the first draw for 2021) you could also win an IPAD 128GB. Go to our website and join online.
With recent changes to Garda Vetting renewal, please note that as a result to changes in law, this must now be renewed every 3 years. Please check all your Vetting Certs and if out of date, go online to www.gaa.ie to update or contact our Child Welfare Officer Annemarie O Neill on 0879655622.
CON AND ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL STAKE 2021
LIMERICK Greyhound Stadium are busy preparing for the commencement of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake 2021, with a total prize fund of over €150,000. The event which will be hosted behind closed doors and traditionally would involve thousands of GAA greyhound racing and Limerick GAA fans, is to go ahead this year with a virtual support programme of events. So how exactly is the virtual element going to work? As per previous years each participating club will be asked to register their interest in advance and each will be assigned one of the 70 plus greyhounds that are entered in the Classic event. As the greyhound progresses in the competition, so do the nominating club. Each club is in with a chance to share in a €20,000 prize-fund (with an impressive €10,000 to the winning club). Individuals and clubs will be asked to submit videos and pictures, of events that would have featured in the original event itinerary. Details will be posted on the Limerick Greyhound Stadium website, as well as its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts using #Kirby2021 hashtag. Clubs will receive more details by email next week. Limerick Greyhound Stadium will bring together a judging panel to decide on winners each week, and a compilation video featuring the events highlights. Over the course of the five-week schedule, different activity challenges will be launched and will include:
Virtual Trophy Parade
Puc & Cic Fada
This year Limerick Greyhound Stadium have also launched their Virtual Fundraising package with the Con & Annie Kirby and Limerick GAA in mind. The concept is based on “bringing the club spirit directly to the home” and is now available for any club wishing to raise funds safely, while joining in on the Con & Annie Kirby buzz!
PITCH SANDING PROJECT
Please support our Pitch Sanding Project as its vital now to get this pitch up to a standard fit for playing future matches on. We are still a good way off our target so every little help from now on would be greatly appreciated. Your name will then be honoured on a special Sponsor Board which will be on display in the Club. As we cannot meet anyone at the pitch, we are pleading now for online help to get this update started as soon as allowed.
Please note again that membership is now due and must be paid for before return to play, as soon as Covid restrictions allow. Please visit our Website for details on how to pay or Click on the “Shop Now” button at the top of our Facebook page
Club gear can be purchased, ahead of returning to pitch in the coming months, by clicking on our website.
SOUTH LIBERTIES CLUB FLAGS
Club supporter flags are now available to purchase through the Club.
1ft x 1.5ft, 1.5ft x 2ft, 2ft x 3ft, 2ft x 4ft and 3ft x 5ft.
Please visit the website southlibertiesgaaclub.com for further details on price and purchase.
Foireann Webinars – Update
Due to high demand, we will be making three of the Foireann Webinars “Microsoft Teams Live Events”. This means that the session will be largely on-way in delivery.
Participants still have the opportunity to ask a question in advance on the registration form and are encouraged to do so.
The Live Events will be held on March 18th (7pm), 29th and 31st (both 8pm), and attendances will no longer be capped.
Participants can register via this link – https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx…
They will receive the link on the day of the workshop.
Please share this with all relevant club officers/volunteers
GAA MUSEUM VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB
While it is not possible to visit the GAA Museum or its Library & Archives in person right now, you can still learn more about Gaelic Games and the history of the Association by becoming a member of their new virtual GAA Museum Book Club. Each month the GAA Museum team will choose a well-known GAA book to read and review. At the end of the month, the museum will host a free online interview with the author, in which members can submit questions and comments. The ambition of the book club is to review some of the great GAA books and to give us all a much-needed sporting boost as we stay at home. Books will vary each month and will include histories, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs – all of which are selected from the museum’s own library. Members can make suggestions for upcoming books too via the website. To become a member, sign-up on www.crokepark.ie/bookclub
We still remain in LEVEL 5 restrictions and must comply wholeheartedly with these limitations both in spirit and practice. We thank everyone for their compliance in this regard and hope everyone is staying safe and well.
We extend our condolences to the family of the late Patricia O’Mullan, Rathuard, Ballysheedy who died on March 4th last. Sympathies to her husband Liam and sons Stephen and Kieran. May She rest in Peace.
Congratulations to Sinead Shanahan, daughter to Walter and Mary, her husband Paul O Donnell and their son Will, on the recent birth of their daughter/sister “Beth” who arrived safely on February 17th last, weighing 8lbs 6oz.
We are also delighted to see her Preschool “Nead na nÓg” back up and running in our Club house and wish them all a safe and healthy journey.
Tá súil again go raibh Lá na Máthar suaimhneach álainn ag na Mamaí go léir inár bpobal agus Beannachtaí na féile Pádraig oraibh go léir. Fanacht Sábháilte.