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May 25th, 2020

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 26/05/2020

Vision 2025

As part of our planning for the year 2020, the club has launched an initiative called “Vision2025”. The idea behind this initiative is to help us understand how our club and wider community hope to see the Clubs structures and facilities develop over the next half decade. To this end, we are asking all the members of our community, young and old to help us create a road map for the club between now and 2025. Football is nothing without its people and the community past and future. Thank You for all your support. Further details on Vision 2025 will be announced shortly.

Extension of GAA Covid-19 Restrictions and Phase 1 of National Road Map.

In line with the extension to the social distancing restrictions by the government, all activities at club, inter-county and educational levels remain suspended until July 20th. All games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades, Scor activities, our Club shop, Social Club, Ciste and the walking track in Kilmore are suspended. Any changes and new guidance by the GAA on return dates of activities will be updated on our Social media platforms.

The country has entered Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap for re-opening. We have posted on the Scotstown GAA Facebook page a list of the measures in general, but they do not allow any of our facilities at the club to open. We will update you on any further changes to the phases and their implications to our facilities as guided by the GAA, and on what activities will commence whenever they are definitive. We are all on the same team, the (stay at) home team. Remember to wash your hands, adhere to social distancing and follow all HSE guidelines. Please keep up your good work, your collective cop-on and patience, we will get through this and thanks.

New Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Next Draw Wednesday 3rd June.

Thanks to everyone involved in our first online lotto draw on Wednesday 27th May. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

There was no winner of our first draw on May 20th. Lucky Dip winners of €20 of the May 20th draw were Paraic Duffy, Devin Mulligan, Pauline Keenan and Anita Mc Quaid. Congratulations.

The Scotstown GAA online Lotto Draw takes place every Wednesday at 8:30pm with

last entries at 8pm. The draw is conducted on-line and is fully automated using secure facilities.

There are 4 numbers to choose from a range of 1 to 31.

Match the 4 numbers to win the Jackpot of €2,100.

If no jackpot winner €100 is rolled over to the following week.

Also if there is no jackpot winner there will be lucky dips.

Next draw Wednesday 3rd June at 8:30pm.

Ciste Draw

Our March, April and May Ciste tickets will be rolled into the next draw, wish we hope to host as soon as it is possible, on the last Saturday of the appropriate month. In the meantime we have started an online lotto, (see note above).

An Bhoth Face Masks

We have An Bhoth Face Masks for sale. In light of guidance on the role of face coverings in the community in response to Covid 19, we are now taking orders of An Bhoth Face coverings (see our social media platforms for images) for 3 Euro each. There are 2 sizes, adult and youth. They are reusable and washable at 60 degrees. Please contact either Pauline at 085 119 7063 or Aine at 089 200 6820. We will let you know when the stock arrives.

Thanks for the Time Capsule entries.

Thank everyone for the 2020 lockdown memory entries for the Time Capsule. There was a huge response and they are being kept safe until they are buried in the new building in Kilmore and the capsule will be opened again in 2050. Thanks to everyone involved in organising the initiative.

Kerry Foods and Monaghan GAA Generous Donation of meals

We again like to give thanks and praise to Kerry Foods branch in Carrickmacross in conjunction with Monaghan GAA for providing us and other clubs around the county with free Frozen Ready Meals for vulnerable people who are in need of assistance during this Covid 19 crisis. A big thank you to all our volunteers who delivered 120 meals around the parish last Thursday. This service is will be coming to an end soon. Please contact Cormac on 087 6504979 or a committee member for more information.

Our continuing community help and assistance

As we move on further into the month of May, we would like to continue and reinforce our message that we are here to help. In light of the ongoing concerns and impacts to our daily lives over Covid-19, since March, Scotstown GAA would like to reassure those in our community that we are here to help. The health and wellbeing of our community is very important at this time and we can phone and have a chat with those that are alone or vulnerable check if they need anything, groceries, medicines, a friendly voice and reassuring chat can help.

If you are living away from the parish and have relatives that may need a hand getting in medicines or shopping or simply checking in with them, contact Cormac on 087 6504979 or any committee member. Please private message on the Scotstown GAA Facebook page with any other suggestions on how we can help over the next while. We will keep you updated on our Facebook page and we are and will look out for each other. As stated elsewhere in these notes there are leaflets with crucial local numbers and information available throughout the parish.

Please follow the HSE and government guidelines which are frequently posted. We hope to be moving into Phase 1 of the Roadmap of Reopening the Country next Monday 18th May and all being well GAA activities can commence during phase 4 on July 20th (as outlined above). We would also like to praise and thank the front-line staff in the services during this time and all the goodwill that is happening in our community. Thanks everyone for abiding by the stay at home, washing hands and social distancing guidelines and for being patient during this time.

Also, an appropriate version in these times for our Making Your Céili initiative is “Phone your Céili”. We ask that all in the club to be conscious of all the venerable

and vulnerable people in our parish and not to assume that someone else will think of them. Please check in on people over the phone, but please be mindful that you cannot visit people until the restrictions are lifted.

There are Tydavnet Parish Community Health and Wellbeing leaflet of crucial local numbers and contact information for people in our community. These leaflets are going out through the local shops, churches etc. Many thanks to all our volunteers involved.

Stay safe.

Mass online in Tydavnet Parish

Mass will feature every Sunday 11:30am live on Facebook during the current restrictions on social gatherings. You can find it on the Facebook page “Tydavnet Parish RC Churches” and we are sharing it on our own Scotstown GAA page. Well done and thanks to everyone involved.

Kilmore walking track remains closed until further notice.

As we have been instructed to close all our facilities from March, the Kilmore Walking track remains closed. We await further guidance from the GAA on the reopening of specific facilities such as walking tracks in response to the next phases of Government’s exit strategy. We will update you on Social Media on any further guidance from the GAA. We urge motorists to take extra care on the roads to be mindful of the probable increase of pedestrian usage. We also encourage our walkers to heed the advice of good walking on the road practice.

Our thanks to Healthcare and essential workers

We would like to show our continued appreciation and thanks to the healthcare workers for saving so many lives and treating people to full recovery during the pandemic. We also thank all the people involved in the essential goods and services that are keeping us safe, connected and fed, and everyone for their patience in abiding to the guidelines as we move through the phases. Stay safe.

Thanks to Monaghan GAA

We would like to thank Monaghan GAA for all their updates, keeping us informed and for sharing some our posts on their Social Media platform.

To the resumption of football

We look forward to some form of an approximate indicative schedule of fixtures and we hope that play resumes soon, possibly in late summer. We hope all other clubs are keeping well and safe and we look forward to playing you all again.

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