SOUTH LIBERTIES GAA CLUB NOTES
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW 2021
THE COUNT DOWN IS ON.
Less than a week to the 1st Draw of 2021 Join online today limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw
WIN €10,000 each month from March to December in the #CLUBLkDraw. There will be 30 Cash Prizes and an exclusive star prize each month, in March WIN an IPAD 128GB. When you support the #CLUBLkDraw you are supporting your local GAA club as half of your money goes to your nominated club.
The purpose of the CLUB Limerick draw is to provide funding for our footballers & hurlers training fund from Minor to Senior Grades Join the CLUB Limerick draw today visit www.limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw “Supporting the Future Success of our Clubs & County Teams” or visit our Website southlibertiesgaaclub.com
SUPERVALU CASTLETROY DONATION OF GAELIC FOOTBALLS
We were delighted last week to receive a box of Gaelic Footballs for our underage academy, kindly sponsored by SuperValu Castletroy. Club Member, Gerard Lane, who works in the Castletroy Supermarket, made the presentation to Chairperson Mike Fitzpatrick. These will be of huge benefit to the young members of our club when they can return to training and we are delighted to benefit from this generous offer, whereby SuperValu are contributing to sport in their surrounding communities. Many thanks to Ger Lane for thinking of us. Photos of the presentation can be seen on our website which include Gearoid Holland and Conor Kilroy and some of our underage academy players.
PITCH SANDING PROJECT
We are still pleading for donations for this extremely important work that needs to be done to our pitch. We are constantly trying to improve our facilities for the betterment of the club so any proceeds will go a long way. Click onto our website to donate and make a difference.
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
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.
Team Limerick Clean-Up
The Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC) initiative is sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and is spearheaded by Paul O’Connell and Limerick City and County Council, with the support of Mr Binman, the Limerick Leader, Live 95 and Limerick Post.
This year TLC is going ahead but in a ‘Different but Doable’ way!
They are only accepting registrations from individuals and household bubbles. Therefore, we cannot register as a club but can still do our own surrounding areas near our homes and help keep our communities clean and tidy. To register for TLC6, go to teamlimerickcleanup.ie
GAA play the waiting game on April return to action
The GAA hope to soon receive further clarity on the prospects of a return to intercounty activity in early April. Along with other organisations, it remains a waiting game for Croke Park officials, who have several scenario plans in place and are ready to react immediately to updates from Sport Ireland or Government representatives when further information is forthcoming. Currently, with Covid-19 case numbers slow to drop, not all schoolchildren yet back in the classroom, and the vaccine rollout behind schedule, inter-county GAA teams face an anxious wait to see whether they will be able resume training from 5 April. With an extremely cautious approach certain in terms of any general Government relaxation of restrictions in early April, NPHET officials will first consider the success of reducing case numbers to a very low level, vaccinating the population as quickly as possible and protecting the most vulnerable to the disease before they recommend any possible change. If there is a green light for a return to inter-county training in early April, the GAA will hope to provide a four-week pre-season, a reduced league, and a minimum of five games (both league and championship) for counties.
New Munster Senior Hurling Championship trophy to be named after Mick Mackey
The Munster senior hurling champions will now receive the Mick Mackey Cup after the Munster Council voted to present a new trophy. In a quirk of history, neither the senior hurling nor football Munster trophies carry ‘proper’ names, with the winners currently given the Munster Cup. The hurling trophy was donated to the Munster Council in 1928, with initial plans to name it after Waterford’s Dan Fraher never coming to fruition. The current trophy, which will now be retired, dates from 1990 when a replacement was commissioned due to old age. In 2013, a Limerick GAA proposal to name the cup in honour of Mick Mackey was rejected, amid fears that changing the name would “open up a can of worms”. The old cup will now be stored in the Munster GAA offices in Limerick alongside a few other cups retired in recent years.
GAA ‘BE READY TO PLAY’
GAA ‘BE READY TO PLAY’: The Gaelic Games family launched ‘Be Ready to Play’, a Coaching and Sport Science programme in association with UPMC, official healthcare partner of the GAA and GPA, that will be delivered via webinars, website programmes, instructional videos and live online sessions. The programme is a holistic coaching and performance plan that will be of great benefit to all club coaches and players, male, female, adult, and youth alike. It will help them return to training post Covid in a way that will hopefully increase enjoyment, performance, and participation, while simultaneously reducing the risk of injury. Further details can be found here: Ground-breaking ‘Be Ready to Play’ coaching programme launched (gaa.ie)
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