Corduff Gaels Club Notes
The current period of lockdown measures is due to expire this Monday May 18th. In the meantime everyone is encouraged to stay in their home wherever possible until Monday as staying at home is the best way to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to your friends, families and communities. The measures have been extended as they are making a huge difference in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Staying in means staying in control of this outbreak. People can now go up to 5 kilometres from their home to exercise while practising social distancing and those cocooning can leave their homes for exercise or a drive as long as they avoid all contact with other people.
Otherwise the rule is simple, stay at home except for work, to buy food, medical appointments , go to post office or bank, or to avail of an essential service.
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 Monday.
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.
Latest GAA directive from Croke Park
While the GAA welcomes the plans published in the road map to recovery by the Government the challenge of social distancing remains so all GAA facilities are to remain closed as part of efforts to prevent gatherings which breach restrictions. The GAA are also instructing clubs and counties to adhere to the restrictions and refrain from organising on-field activity. These measures are to remain in place until July 20. The GAA will continue to monitor the dates and timelines as revealed by the Government and they still hope to be able to play county and club competitions this year but no inter-county games are expected to take place before October. Please note that the Player Injury Fund Scheme is suspended and will remain so until an official return to action protocol is confirmed.
LGFA Latest directive:
The Ladies Gaelic Association has noted and studied the publication of the road map
for reopening the country and will at all times continue to adhere to the guidelines.
In an announcement the TG4 All-Ireland Championship will not take place in the format and timeline as planned. The LGFA continues to plan for the future in consultation with counties and clubs but for now they urge everyone to continue to adhere to the current guidelines which are in place and stay safe.
Health & Wellbeing:
In the current circumstances of COVID-19, face to face supports are hard to access but community supports are still operating. Whether you’re young or old it is easy to feel alone during these challenging times but a listening ear is only a call or a click away. In the Monaghan area there is a full list of local and national services which can be accessed by phone or online. Check out the Health And Wellbeing section on the Monaghan GAA website for full details of services available https://www.monaghangaa.ie/healthwellbeing/
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.