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June 17th, 2020

Corduff Gaels Club Notes 

Covid-19 Update 
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
Key Dates As Per Plan :
Walkways on GAA pitches opened 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 last week to those over 70, vulnerable and have been cocooning during lockdown. This week the track opened on Monday and  Wednesday and will be open again tomorrow Friday 19th June from 10am to 12noon.
The following guidelines apply:
As per above the track will be open Monday, 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. For more details go the Corduff Raferagh Facebook page to register and donate.
Monaghan To Mizen
Noel Duffy from Drumhowan over the first 20 days in June has been undertaking to walk virtually 420km from Monaghan to Mizen Head. This week he is virtually in Co. Cork  All the funds raised go to the Irish Heart Foundation and the Acute Stroke Unit in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. He is doing this in Memory of his later mother Nan Duffy who died as a result of a stroke in November 2018.
To mark the finish of it he is  trying to get as many people as possible to dress in red wherever they are in the country and if possible walk the last mile with him virtually (4.30am) or even be up for sunrise  on the longest day of the year this Saturday (4.55am) and send the photo to . – facebook page monaghan 2 mizen or noelduffy77@gmail.com  This is known as #SummerSunrise and it’s an opportunity to remember /celebrate people who suffered from heart disease or a stroke which there are many of.

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