COVID-19 Information and News 2
Updated 17 March 2020
Please note that with immediate effect Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club, premises, grounds, carpark and pitches are closed and out-of-bounds. No casual use of our facilities is permitted.
We have made our facilities available to the HSE to allow for Covid-19 drive-through testing take place in the carpark.
All affected club areas will be thoroughly cleaned before we reopen to members and the public.
Updated 15 March 2020
In order to ensure the promotion of social distancing and to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus to our volunteers, staff, members and to the wider community, the Bar and Function room at Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club have also been temporarily closed.
Updated 14 March 2020
Please not the following items from the guidance document recieved.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidance Document for GAA Clubs
Date: 13th March 2020
- Club games, training and team events
All GAA Club games, training and team events at all ages and grades are postponed until after the 29th of March inclusive.
The decision shall be monitored on an ongoing basis as the situation evolves over the forthcoming period. Further instructions will be issued before March 29th.
- GAA Injury Benefit Fund and insurance cover
GAA Injury Benefit Fund cover and Public Liability insurance cover is suspended from 13th March – 29th March inclusive, in respect of any playing or training activity undertaken by GAA Clubs or members or undertaken on club property.
Should an incident arise during this current period and, upon investigation, it is determined that a club acted in conflict with the advice of health authorities, cover will not be provided by the Liability Insurance.
- Club meetings
Club meetings conducted in person are not prohibited but are discouraged.
Wherever possible, club meetings should be conducted via video conference or phone.
Where it is essential to conduct a meeting in person then such gatherings should be conducted in accordance with the following guidelines:
- Adhere to the advice available from the health authorities;
- Provide instructions and health and safety guidance in advance to all attendees;
- Avoid shaking hands and maintain distancing within the meeting venue as far as possible and communicate this approach to attendees before and during the meeting;
- Ensure surfaces are wiped down and cleaned in advance and after the meeting;
- Ensure no attendees have travelled to an affected area or been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus within the past 14 days prior to the meeting. Any individuals who fall into such category should be directed not to attend the meeting in person. Alternative measures may be put in place – videoconferencing – for such individuals;
- Ensure that all attendees record their name and contact phone number and provide same to the meeting facilitator.
The facilitator of a meeting has a particular responsibility to ensure that the meeting is conducted in accordance with the above guidelines and the advice of health authorities and that all attendees are advised of same.
- GAA Club bars
Club bars and social centres may continue to operate but must adhere to the restrictions around gatherings of more than 100 people. Clubs should also promote social distancing.
Dublin GAA - Juvenile Information
As per the notification issued March 12th in relation to Covid-19 - All GAA activity ( games and training sessions ) are cancelled until after 29th March.
Dublin GAA including the juvenile section will continue to monitor the situation, acting on advice from the Government, HSE and GAA Central Council and will provide updates to clubs accordingly.
Important to note that the G.A.A. Players Injury Scheme is suspended from yesterday until 29th March inclusive.
We ask everybody to follow the guidelines issued by the HSE.
Based on the current situation CCC2 in agreement with Bord na nÓg are to postpone the Dublin Hurling Féile (Sat 18th/Sun 19th)and reschedule to a date (TBC) later in the year.
Féile is a festival of sports, more about the interaction of people (Players/Mentors/Supporters) over the course of the two days. The decision is taken in light of the obvious constraints as advised by HSE likely to be in place post the resumption on March 29th activity and the fact Féile puts a huge onus on Host Clubs to take an influx of visitors, feed them etc while we have an ongoing curtailment of social norms.
We shall leave the Dublin Football Féile (2nd/3rd May) as is, for the moment, and monitor the situation.
***please note to avoid any confusion the above announcement has no impact on the National Féile na nGael taking place this year in Dublin , Kildare & Meath on June 5th/6th/7th and relates only to the Dublin Hurling Féile in April.
CCC1 have also decided that the U8 Hurling Blitz on April 4th will not procced but will be replaced by a regular round of U8 Hurling games.
The U12 Football Blitz grading games not taking place this Saturday will now proceed on April 25th - deferring the start of the U12 Football Leagues - the same scenario likely to apply for U12 Hurling Leagues but more details later in the month.
A message from the Uachtarán and Ard Stiúrthóir
We are all hugely proud of the significant role that the GAA plays in Irish society and the positive impact made at Club, school and County level through our promotion of our native games.
However, with that role comes responsibility and never has this been more evident than in recent days, and the decision taken to suspend all GAA activity, matches and training at Club, school and County level across all grades and codes until March 29 inclusive.
Here, Uachtarán CLG John Horan and Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan spell out the GAA’s position and our request to all of our members to do the right thing and to play our part.
Ar aghaidh linn le chéile.
All Mentor Training and Courses due to have taken place at the clubhouse have been postpooned
Updated 13 March 2020
Important Announcment - Coronavirus Restrictions
Following the announcements relating to the Coronavirus pandemic on March 12th and the subsequent suspension of all GAA Activities until 29 March, please note that during this time:
- Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club, grass and all-weather pitches are closed for all training, games and team gatherings
- The Academy/Nursery is suspended.
- The O’Neills Club Shop and 12th Lock Café will remain closed.
- All Clubhouse activity is postponed, Meetings, Bingo, Cúpla Focal, 25 Card Drive, Zumba.
- The Club Dinner Dance is postponed
- The clubhouse bar will remain open to members only and in line with HSE guidelines, the capacity will be reduced.
It is also a great opportunity for the club to undertake pitch maintenance and other ground repairs, as well as general maintenance within the clubhouse. In order to do this, we need adult volunteers and especially tradespersons. Please send your contact details to email@example.com or any of the executive, if you are available tomorrow, Saturday, 14th March, for an hour or two, from 10am.
Further communication will be made as the situation develops.
SDCC Announcement - https://www.sdcc.ie/en/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information.html
Updated 12 March 2020,
GAA, Camogie Association, and the LGFA suspend all activity
In light of this morning’s Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at club, county and educational levels until March 29 (inclusive) from midnight.
This is to include all games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades.
We will continue to liaise with Government officials and review the situation between now and the end of the month, assessing the impact of these measures on our competitions.
In the meantime, the Association is encouraging all members to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the Health Authorities.
Dublin GAA Board, having considered the statement issued by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this morning in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, have decided to cancel all club games and training sessions under our auspices until after 29th March. Clubs are advised to reduce social interactions as much as possible.
We will continue to monitor the situation, taking advice from the Government, HSE and GAA Central Council. Dublin GAA will provide updates to clubs accordingly.
Dublin LGFA having considered the statement issued by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar earlier today in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, have taken the decision to postpone all club games and training sessions under our auspices until after 29th March.
Clubs are advised to reduce social interactions as much as possible.
Dublin LGFA will continue to monitor the situation, taking advice from the Government, HSE and GAA Central Council. Dublin GAA will provide updates to clubs accordingly.
Following this morning's announcements regarding Covid 19 we are awaiting an announcement from the Camogie Association. Meantime, Dublin Camogie Board have taken the decision to cancel all of this weekend's fixtures as a precaution for Go Games, Juvenile Leagues, U18 Minor & Adult Cup matches. Games will be refixed for a later date.
As soon as we have further news we will update you so please distribute this information to al of your mentors.
Please continue to follow the guidelines issued by the HSE.
Anyone with queries regarding COVID-19 should visit this HSE Website https://www2.hse.ie/