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June 10th, 2020

Corduff Gaels Club Notes

Covid-19 Update –
Press Release – Safe Return to Gaelic Games
The GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA last week published a plan for a safe return to Gaelic games for the three organisations. The plan  is the work of a specially appointed Advisory Committee, which included representatives of all three bodies, the GPA and a number of medical experts. It offers a route back to activity, subject to the government timelines being achieved in the weeks and months ahead. It is broken down into sections covering Medical Advice; Preparing for a Safe Return; Information for Players and Team Personnel; Summary and Checklist; Roadmap for Return to Activity
Some of the stand-out elements of the report include:
A gradual return to on-field non-contact activity in Phase Three of the Government plan in small groups.
The need for an online education programme and new measures around temperature checking and completed documentation before training and games.
A return to contact sport on July 20.
Plus provisional windows for club activity and the return of inter-county training and competitions.
The document mirrors the Government roadmap and outlines the opt-in approach of the wider Gaelic games family regarding a possible return to activity and play.
It was distributed to all units  with a view to providing them with time to put in place the necessary arrangements to facilitate a return to activity.
Key Dates As Per Plan :
Walkways on GAA pitches to open from Monday 8th June
Club gates will open on June 29th
Juvenile and adult club championship games can commence from 31st July
Inter-county training to commence on 14th September
The inter-county calendar will commence from 17th October
A full fixture calendar will be published in August
The Re-opening of Corduff Gaels Walking Track:
In accordance with GAA guidelines Corduff Gaels walking track reopened this week to those over 70, vulnerable and have been cocooning during lockdown. This week the opened on Wednesday and will be again tomorrow Friday 12th June from 10am to 12noon.
The following guidelines apply:
As per above the track will be open this week Wednesday and Friday from 10am – 12 noon for those over 70, cocooners and the vulnerable only
The track will be supervised by club volunteers
Please adhere to social guidelines while, remaining 2 metres away from people outside your household
No more than 4 in a group
Walking in one direction only, enter and leave by different gates
Walkway for recreational purposes only
Covid signs erected
Users must live within 20km of the track as per guidelines.
We would like to thank all members for complying with the guidelines and hold firm until Phase 3 of the roadmap when more restrictions will be lifted.
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/
Carduff / Raferagh Community Centre Mid-Summer Madness
The excellent facilities at Corduff Raferagh Community Centre and The Mountain Dew have been the venues for many a Corduff Gaels and Ladies gathering over the years. It may have been a meeting in The Heritage Room, a dance practice in the main hall, club registrations or one of  many a homecoming after matches, win, lose or draw it was back to the centre for curry, nuggets and chips where Pauline and her team were always ready to cater. Most recently Corduff Gaels were using the facilities for preparation for the OsKaRs which of course is on pause.
The Community Centre has launched a major fundraising drive to raise valuable funds. The event is  Mid Summer Madness, a 36 hour fundraiser on 21st/22nd June.  We urge all Corduff Gaels and Ladies members to support this fundraiser as we will all need the continued services of the Community Centre when things return to normal. To register go to the Corduff Raferagh Facebook page and donate if you can please.
Monaghan GAA – Shave Or Dye!
The Monaghan Senior team and Management launched their Shave or Dye fundraiser at the weekend
They are currently fundraising for two fantastic charities Cancer Services in  Monaghan and The Holy Family Special School in Cootehill.
Cancer Services in Monaghan and The Holy Family Special School, Cootehill are in need of vital funds particularly now more than ever during this Covid-19 pandemic.  We are appealing to everyone to help us reach our target of €30,000 to help our charities provide and maintain crucial services within our community.   Check out the Monaghan GAA pages across all social media platforms to vote shave or dye or to donate for these worthy charities.

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