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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
February 18, 2021
Q&A with Dublin GAA stars Abby Shiels and Darren Gavin
After the great success of last Friday's Q&A with Chris Crummey and Emma Flanagan, we follow on this Friday 19th with Lucan Sarsfields and Dublin Footballers Abby Shiels and Darren Gavin. Both Darren and Abbey are All Ireland winners with Dublin and we are delighted to be able to bring them into your living room! This event is open to all juvenile players in the club and all are invited to send in a question for our players in advance. The training session will be aimed at u10-u14 however all players will be able to attempt the session. You must register in advance here
Club Is Closed
The GAA, on Wednesday last, advised there would be no return to play until April. The Croke Park statement said “it is expected that the Government will publish an updated ‘Living with Covid’ plan and we expect that this will provide clarity on when clubs and counties are likely to be allowed return to training and games in 2021”.
The Government is due to publish an update to its ‘Living with Covid’ document in the last week of February.
In the meantime please also note that the player injury schemes are suspended.
Sliothars are going Digital!! On Tuesday, the GAA announced that electronic chips are to be added to the sliothar during manufacturing so that it can be verified that it has been ethically manufactured by an approved supplier. Maybe it is not too far off when it beeps when going between the posts!!
Congratulations to the following Lucan Sarsfields members appointed to Dublin camogie roles, John O’Connell - Minor Manager, Niall Daly - U16 Manager, Adam McManus – U16 Selector. We wish them every success when our games return.
Congratulations also to Angela Gallagher, chosen to take part in the Ladies Gaelic Football Association ‘Learn To Lead’ programme for 2021.
GAA Museum Virtual Book Club
While it’s not possible to visit the GAA Museum or its Library & Archives in person right now, you can still learn more about Gaelic Games and the history of the Association by becoming a member of their new virtual GAA Museum Book Club. Each month the GAA Museum team will choose a well-known GAA book to read and review. At the end of the month, the museum will host a free online interview with the author, in which members can submit questions and comments. The ambition of the book club is to review some of the great GAA books and to give us all a much-needed sporting boost as we stay at home. You can find out more and how to get involved via the following link: https://crokepark.ie/
South Dublin Online Foroige Club Information Evening
Foroige South Dublin are establishing an online Foroige Club to cater for young people whose club has not been in a position to open due to Covid restrictions and also young people who do not have access to their normal social interactions because of the lockdown. They are hosting an information evening for parents and young people on Wednesday, 24th February at 7pm via Zoom. Please contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this meeting.
Upcoming Webinar - ‘Where We All Belong’ – bringing the GAA manifesto to life through the work of the Community & Health Department
This webinar will be held on Thursday the 25 February from 7-8.30pm. Presented by Colin Regan (Head of Community and Health), Geraldine McTavish (National Diversity and Inclusion Officer) and members of the Community and Health team. It will cover:
To enrol in the webinar please click on the following link: ‘Where We All Belong’ – bringing the GAA manifesto to life through the work of the Community & Health Department, 25 February
Operation Transformation 5K
The Operation Transformation 5K in association with Athletics Ireland and Sport Ireland is back! On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 18th 19th and 20th of February, they are inviting you to take part this year by participating in a VIRTUAL OT 5K. You MUST register to take part in this event. Register at https://ot.rte.ie/events/
RCSI MyHealth Series, ‘Vaccinations in the time of COVID-19 (This will be a virtual only event)
A panel of RCSI experts will discuss and answer many of the common questions and genuine concerns people have about vaccine safety and getting vaccinated.
The recording will be made available from Tuesday, 23 February on the RCSI YouTube channel and can be watched back at any time after that.
For more information and to register your interest, please visit https://www.rcsi.com/
Those that register will be emailed a link to the recording on Tuesday morning, 23 February to watch the recording at a time most convenient to them.
In case you missed it, you can watch back any of the previous MyHealth and Positive Health discussions here:
Click here for more info DubGAA Health Week Poster 2021.pdf
The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study: Perceived coercion and psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
This is a major international study and is being lead in Ireland by Dr. Kevin McKenna and Aine McHugh from Dundalk Institute of Technology. It is being conducted to measure the impact of restrictive measures such a social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine and lockdown on psychological wellbeing. This study will investigate the perceptions among the general public utilising a cross sectional survey. The online survey explores the extent to which individuals perceive the public health states of 'lockdown' as necessary and procedurally just, and explore impact on individuals’ wellbeing, resilience, and coping. We would ask that you take some time (~20mins) to complete the survey which can be found at the following link; https://uclpsych.eu.
Frásaí na Seachtaine
Did you know that many words commonly used in the English language are derived from the Irish Language?
You may well have used them without realising the Irish connection. Here are an example of some. They might surprise you!
"Smidiríní" - smithereens / tiny pieces
"Bean sí" - banshee / fairy woman
"Slog" - slug / swallow
"Go leor" - galore / a lot
"Síbín" - shebeen / illegal whiskey
"Craic" - crack / fun
"Is maith sin" - smashing / great
"Bóithrín" - boreen / country lane
"An dtuigeann tú?" - do you 'dig'/understand?
Do you know any more? Seol chugam iad! Send them my way! email@example.com Go raibh maith agaibh!
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Lotto Jackpot €2600.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto 11 February 2021 sponsored Feargal McCarthy, Painter and Decorator.
The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 16, and 17.
Lucky Dip winners of €30 each: Sean and Sandra McCaffrey, Ciara Whelan, Brendan Freeman, Pat O'Keefe and Kathleen Roche.
The Jackpot for the next draw, to be held on Thursday 18 February, is €2600, and is sponsored by Lucan Village Pharmacy..
The draw will be held behind closed doors at 9pm and live streamed on our Facebook page.
Make sure your entry is submitted before 6pm to be included in the draw.
Tickets can be purchased online at the following link: http://bit.ly/LucanSarsfieldsClubLotto.
Thank You for supporting Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club