Reality as we knew it suddenly changed on 12th March as the Covid-19 pandemic plunged the nation into uncharted waters which demanded that the Government had to take unprecedented measures in response to the unprecedented health emergency.
Restrictions were put in place which presented new challenges for every corner of society as together, as a nation the aim was to slow the virus in its tracks and push it back.
This week on Tuesday more measures were put in place to limit the impact of the virus. The message remains the same, it’s not a solo run – we’re in this together. Covid-19 will only be beaten if we all take it seriously and all do the right thing by adhering to the guidelines – hand washing , cough etiquette and by taking physical distancing seriously and by being responsible and not going out in large groups as 4 is the acceptable number but most importantly of all stay at home unless essential to go out.
We advise all members to adhere to the guidelines, keep safe and look forward to brighter days when we can move freely once again.
If any member of the community needs help with anything contact any club member for assistance.
Impact On GAA And LGFA Activity:
The GAA and LFGA reacted swiftly to the Government announcement suspending all activity at club , inter-county and educational level until we receive the green light to resume activity. Corduff Gaels / Ladies issued a statement suspending all training , all matches and the weekly Lotto until life returns to normal.
The lack of GAA/LGFA activity has left a void in all our lives as the training / games / Lotto gave structure to our lives . Therefore it is important to maintain a healthy body and healthy mind. Physical exercise is still permitted as long as the physical distancing is adhered to.
Getting The Message Across:
Corduff members were to the forefront last week getting the message across on social media. Firstly, GPOs with Dublin GAA Louise and Emma Byrne compiled 3 videos of a brilliant set of over 100 skills and drills which require minimal resources and can be easily done at home. All the family can join in! These videos are vailable on Byrne Performance on Facebook. Both the GAA and LGFA have shared this resource highlighting the quality of the girls work and the importance of staying active. Well done girls!
Senior player Laura McEnaney and Inter-County Referee Martin McNally both featured on a Monaghan GAA video across all social media platforms promoting the importance of following the medical advice. Well done also!
The OsKaRs which were gathering momentum also fell victim to Covid-19.
Kevin Rowe Events reacted responsibly to the Government’s announcement on 12th March by suspending all practice etc until further notice. All the wonderful fundraisers are also suspended. At least we’ll have the OsKaRs to look forward to in the near future.
Cross Country Success:
Congratulations to Corcreagh NS /Raferagh on the school’s success at the Monaghan County Cross Country event recently held in Scotstown. The boys team scooped the shield for smaller schools. This is another great achievement for the school and teachers Breda Duffy and Lisa Russell.