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April 21st, 2020

Corduff Gaels Club Notes
Covid-19 Pandemic:
Living in lockdown is the new reality which Irish people are experiencing right now as life as we knew
it suddenly changed on 12th March as the Covid-19 pandemic plunged the nation into uncharted
waters . The current period of lockdown measures, which has forced the closure of many more
businesses and prevents people leaving their homes in all but limited circumstances, is due to expire
on May 5th.
In order for these measures to work we must not let complacency set in but continue to do as good
a job as we can and drive the infection as low as possible before May 5th. We need to stay at home
leaving only to shop for essential food and goods, attend medical appointments , collect medicine,
for care of children , the elderly or other vulnerable people, exercise outdoors within the 2 km
distance while practising physical distancing or to travel to work if you’re an essential worker. We
must not speculate as to when Ireland would open or what restrictions would be lifted first.
So, as before we advise all members to adhere to the guidelines, keep safe and look forward to
brighter days when we can move freely once again.
Impact On GAA And LGFA Activity:
All GAA and LFGA activity at club and inter-county level continues to be suspended until we receive
the green light to resume activity. Corduff Gaels / Ladies would like to remind the public that ALL
GAA facilities in Corduff, including both pitches and the walking track will remain closed for the
unforeseeable future and we ask people to respect this directive hard and all as it is.
The GAA held a remote special congress last Friday with one item on the agenda which has enabled
authority to be given to the Management Committee to make decisions relating to the governance
and scheduling of competitions during the ongoing corona virus pandemic. Therefore, we shall await
on a directive from the GAA Management Committee regarding the future of the 2020 GAA season.
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.
Free Meals:
During the current Covid-19 crisis, a large Food manufacturer in Carrickmacross Kerry Foods, in
conjunction with Monaghan GAA is offering to supply free frozen ready meals to the people of the
county who may be in need of assistance.
To register your interest please contact Corduff Gaels Chairperson Peter 0876139319 or Secretary
Majella 0871216055 as soon as possible.
Getting The Message Across:
A lockdown like this can cause stress and difficulty for some members of the community especially
the elderly and those who are requested to cocoon.
But, never fear, help is near . We’re all one community and we’re all in this together so Corduff
Gaels, Corduff Ladies , Corduff Juveniles and Corduff Raferagh Community Association have
volunteers who are available to take your call and assist in whatever way possible whether it be
shopping , prescriptions, fuel etc
The main contacts are listed here but other people have also volunteered and to all of them we, as a
community extend our sincere gratitude:
Peter McGarrell 087 6136319
Dermot Hand 086 8224024
Lorcan Hand 086 2719850
John Finlass 087 3349853.
A full list of contacts was distributed by An Post , to whom we extend our gratitude.
Monaghan Ladies Run 1000km While Staying Apart:
Monaghan Senior Ladies are currently running a charity event in order to raise funds for 3 different
organisations The Frontline Workers, SOSAD and Doing It For Dan. Spearheaded by Corduff’s Laura
McEnaney and Emmet Og’s Ellen McCarron
from last Sunday 19th April for 7 days the Senior Ladies are going to run 1000km while staying within
the 2km radius of their homes.
Tuesday was Club Jersey Day when players were asked to don their club jersey and run. We’re
delighted to say the Corduff/Raferagh area was decked out with runners in their jerseys from the
very,very young to the not so young!! Everyone was on board. A big shout out to all the frontline
workers in the area especially Eva Woods who is also a member of the Monaghan Senior Ladies
Team. It’s not too late to donate. Go to Corduff Gaels or Monaghan Ladies Gaelic Facebook pages for
full details.
An Ghaeltacht:
Memories of summers spent at An Ghaeltacht last a lifetime. Well not in 2020 as due to the Covid-19
Pandemic summer language courses in An Ghaeltacht have been cancelled. This will be a huge
disappointment to those who had already booked places and it will be a terrible blow to the
Gaeltacht communities that would be preparing to welcome students. Together we hope the
Gaeltacht regions come to life again in 2021

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