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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
May 14, 2020
GAA President John Horan admits it is unlikely that Gaelic football and hurling action will resume while social distancing measures remain in place. Speaking on The Sunday Game last week, Horan stressed that the association will continue to adopt a vigilant approach to Covid 19 in the coming weeks and months. "If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don't know how we can play a contact sport," Horan remarked. "That is what Gaelic Games is. It is a contact sport.
He went on to say "But we can't risk anybody's health. When this is all over and we are all back to normal life, I would hate to think as an organisation that we would have made a decision that cost any family a member of their family.
“We are holding those July and October dates out, but if we can't realise those dates, then we will have to make more serious decisions and push it out more. If we push it out more, it may mean we'll have to call off club or inter-county championships and maybe then we'll have to call off both.” We will await further news from headquarters
Read the full article on the GAA Website here
As the country starts to roll back the restrictions from Monday next, it is important to note that all Gaelic Games activities are still suspended until July 20, and subsequent to the GAA Covid-19 Advisory Group issuing the return to play protocols. In the meantime continue to observe the government guidelines with respect to social distancing.
The GAA, LGFA, and the Camogie Association, in partnership with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, are delighted to make available across their memberships a new online mental health course called One Good Coach™. Please see this article for further details
A total of 21,995 people participated in online GAA workshops and webinars in April. See this link for more details.
Dublin Minor hurlers including Lucan Sarsfields U16 hurlers Liam Garrigan and Joey Dunne are fundraising on Saturday 16th May, by striking 200,000 sliothars at home over an hour to raise money for Pieta House. A short video clip explaining can be viewed here . Please support at www.justgiving.com.
The death has occurred of Carmel McCarthy, mother of Paul, mother-in-law of Denise and grandmother of Sam, Daniel and Niamh. The death has also occurred of Fr David Gaffney S.J. Fr. David celebrated the club mass last November. Our sympathies to all the families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.
Lucan Healthy Club are continuing their brilliant work supporting our community during the crisis. We have posted some new resources to the Healthy Club page including information about a survey by SDCC for Age Friendly Ireland, to get the views of older people and their perception of ‘rightsizing’ (downsizing, or moving to a more age-appropriate house), and also some documents from the Department of Education and Skills in relation to managing stress and for managing thoughts and feelings for Leaving certificate students
Appropriately keeping their distance, some of our volunteers have been hard at work, carrying out some essential maintenance activities at the club. That and mother nature (with a little human assistance) looking after the pitches means that when we eventually re-open, the 12th Lock will look fantastic!!!
Many thanks to the lads in Goodwins, who came to our assistance at short notice when we needed some heavy lifting done.
Lucan Sarsfields 25-card drive came to an abrupt halt after the last drive finished on March 6th. First and second place in the standing at that time are now deemed to be the winners as our final night should have been Friday, May 15. Congratulations to John O’Mahony, winner with 50 games won and to Tony Rigney, runner up with 43 games.
Well Done to all who took part in the Zoom Quiz on Sunday last.
Lucan Sarsfields Lotto Jackpot €20,000
There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot sponsored by Dual Printing Limited, held on Thursday 14th May, 2020, The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 21 and 23. Lucky Dip winners (€30): Ciara Dardis, Peter Hickey, Taylor Parker, Shane Donohue and Noeleen Clarke, all of whom will be contacted so that they know how to claim their prize.
Next Draw: Thursday, May 21, 2020, Sponsor: Feargal McCarthy, Painter and Decorator, Managed by Team Flannery.
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.