SOUTH LIBERTIES CLUB NOTES
CLUB 5K FUNDRAISER INCORPORATING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN YOUNG PEOPLE
Our Club fundraiser incorporating Mental Health Awareness got tremendous publicity all last week on our social media sites. Head to our Website to view amazing encouraging videos from Cronan Garry, Barry Nash, Brian Ryan, Diarmuid Kelly, Shane O Neill, Brian Foley, Fr Tom Mangan, Marie Crowe from RTE Sport, Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick, Barry Cooney, Annemarie O Neill and Pat Hartigan.
There was a compilation of messages from around the Globe put together on one video while also the Grimes Brothers and the Nash family did their “puckitoutthere” clips.
The fundraiser remains open for another week, so it is still time to donate on our website or Revolut to 0878043117. We all know the importance of Sport in young people’s lives and to reiterate what Diarmuid Kelly said “South Liberties is, and always has, prided itself on being a family orientated club”. A donation to Jigsaw Limerick will be made in a couple of weeks’ time from our proceeds. Thanks to everyone who contributed to all aspects.
Remember folks “Be kind to your Mind and puck it out there”
Saor Theas le Chéile
Last Friday evening the Astro pitch was a hub of activity with the return of our underage players to sport. Huge appreciation to our committees for their professional handling of Covid related aspects along with the coordination of each group. We had voluntary stewards at the gates and all along for safe parking. More volunteers on the pitch entrance and exits. Thanks to all the parents for adhering to guidelines and what an amazing view it was to see so many happy and excited faces on all the kids.
With the start of our academy coinciding with our fundraiser, it was never more apparent how being involved with sport at your local club promotes healthy minds.
Times for next Friday are as follows:
U7 to U9 age groups 6.00pm to 6.45pm
U 11 to U13 age groups 7.15pm to 8.00pm
U17 8.15pm to 9.00pm
LIMERICK HURLERS RETURN TO GAELIC GROUNDS
Next Saturday May 8th, John Kiely and his men begin their National League Campaign for 2021 V Tipperary. The game begins at 5.30 and can be seen Live on Eir Sport and RTE 2. Wishing the best of luck to our Club Men Barry Nash and Brian Ryan and the whole Limerick Panel.
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.
Munster: Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Clare, Cork.
Leinster: Kilkenny, Galway, Wexford, Dublin, Laois, Antrim.
Covid Update for Clubs in the 26 Counties
From 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)
Please log onto our website and register for the year ahead. Remember, if you are not registered you are not covered for insurance
With all the young people now back training, if anyone needs club gear please log onto South Liberties GAA Online Shop / O’Neills