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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
April 23, 2020
Lucan Healthy Club have 70 volunteers helping with the club initiative with our main club partner, SuperValu. As well as the requests received by the Healthy Club, a number of the volunteers are now being contacted directly by some customers to shop for them and some members are also shopping for their own neighbours – separately to the requests sent in to the Healthy Club. SuperValu manager, David Howell, is happy with how the initiative is working - SuperValu Lucan is part of a wider group of 27 SuperValu stores and the numbers helping in Lucan have been at the high end of the scale.
Although our numbers don't seem large, he is happy that there are no elderly/vulnerable people having to access the store - if they do have problems getting online shopping, he refers them to us. Over 60 elderly Luconians are regularly getting their weekly shopping done through this initiative. Between Lucan Sarsfields members and individuals helping their neighbours, there doesn’t seem to be anybody stuck for help in Lucan.
Some of the volunteers have helped with other deliveries besides just shopping. The volunteers say that the staff in SuperValu have been a great help when they are shopping in the store, and everyone has said they are delighted to assist in this way and delighted also when asked to be used again. The volunteers have all been great and Lucan Healthy Club has never been stuck, even at short notice, to find somebody to help. Healthy Club has been in touch with SDCC to let them know what initiatives we are involved in, and that we have volunteers to help in the wider Lucan community.
On behalf of the Club and all who have used this service, thank you to all the Lucan Healthy Club Volunteers and to the SuperValu Staff
Condolences to the Sharkey family on the death of Angela Connell, mother of Anne Sharkey, mother-in-law of Niall and grandmother of Marc (Adult Football) and Laura (Adult Camogie).
Condolences also to the O’Flynn family on the passing of Ewan O’Flynn, father of Ronan, father-in-law of Margie and granddad to Emma (adult camogie), Conor and Sinead.
May They Rest in Peace.
The GAA Healthy Club in Croke Park have put together a Covid-19 Resource Information Pack
15 minutes of daily activity and fitness - In support of people cocooning at this time, RTE has launched a 15 minute programme to help older people to keep active at home. It will be broadcast daily on RTÉ One at 2.20pm. It will help viewers who are at home and some in self-isolation or cocooning and will offer tips, especially to older viewers, on how to keep healthy and happy. Fitness 15 will be hosted Monday to Friday at 2.20 PM on with Ray Lally, the Today Show fitness expert, and Dáithí Ó Sé.
RTE are producing a 4 week programme series of Operation Transformation Staying Well Apart going out on Wednesday evenings at 9.30 in RTE 1 as a response to the need to help people cope with staying at home/cocooning at this time. The Gov.ie/together campaign is linking in with RTE to assist with this strategy and messaging.
Quiz Nite III will take place using Social Media on Sunday next, 26th April at 8pm. All welcome to have a go, can you beat last weeks score?
Another Cupla Focal Crossword has been posted here
Do you remember ‘Nuacht Na Sáirséalaigh’, the forerunner of the Lucan Newsletter? You can now read the first three months of 1966 on the Lucan Sarsfields website, the remaining editions will be added over the next few weeks,
There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot held on Thursday 23rd April, 2020.
The numbers drawn were 20, 21, 22 and 26. Lucky Dip winners (€30): Teresa and Pat Quinn, John McGivney, Olive Halpin, Joey Byrne and Deirdre Shanaher.
Next Draw: Thursday 30th April 2020, Sponsor: Henly Forktrucks, Managed by Mary Flannery.
Huge thanks to the Grey Bunny - Tom Flannery, our lotto MC.
IMPORTANT: For the duration of the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak the lotto draw will take place on Thursday nights @ 9pm behind closed doors and will be live streamed on Facebook. You can still enter the draw by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/LucanSarsfieldsClubLotto or on the local lotto link on the Lucan Sarsfields website. Make sure to get your entry in before 6pm on Thursday to be included in that night's draw. These are very challenging times, so please continue to support your Club by playing lotto online.