W/E 21st June 2020

The Return of Club activities:

Training in groups of ten is permitted from June 29th which is also the date when pitches around the county will be allowed to reopen. Health questionnaires which will involve temperature checking will have to be completed by individuals before they travel to training sessions and clubs to appoint numerous COVID-19 supervisors. The club season is scheduled to run from the last day of July to October 11th. Clubs are only allowed to resume contact training eleven days before the provisional start of the championship. Clubs are to be educated on COVID-19 before facilities can reopen with appropriate signage to be erected in suitable locations around facilities including pitch side reinforcing social distancing, hand and respiratory hygiene, avoidance of personal contact and spitting. Sanitiser dispensers are to be put in place at club grounds. Dressing rooms, gyms and social areas are to remain closed in Phase 3. Clubs have been advised that toilets are to be “regarded as potentially contaminated areas”. Doors and windows are to stay open were appropriate to allow for ventilation. A regular cleaning programme with daily deep disinfection to be followed. A medical isolation room will now be a compulsory piece of infrastructure for the “unlikely event that a player becomes unwell during a training session” so that there is a facility were they can isolate immediately. Dressing rooms could be used for this purpose as they will not be in use. Each GAA club will be required to have a number of COVID supervisors. They will have to complete the Gaelic Games online education module. Every GAA team is expected to have an individual with responsibility for COVID-19 supervision whose main duties will include distributing and collating health questionnaires before each session or game, to ensure the sanitising of facilities is completed before and after each session or game, maintaining a record of attendees. Questionnaires are to be handed to the supervisor upon entry to the ground Access to dressing rooms, clubhouse and shower areas is not allowed until further notice, the GAA has confirmed. The use of toilets will be allowed “on a controlled basis”. Individuals attending GAA activities are encouraged to walk or cycle to the venue. Members from different households are not allowed travel together in the one car according to the document. Team meetings have been discouraged by the GAA’s COVID Advisory Group. “Eliminate all non-essential gatherings and put robust control measures in place for essential interaction,” is the recommendation. If team meetings are held, they should be done so outdoors or online. From Phase 3 onwards, teams must train in small groups of ten only with two coaches in a designated area of the field. All players and personnel involved must complete the mandatory Gaelic Games online education module which will be available on the GAA eLearning portal. A certificate of completion is to be obtained by COVID supervisors.

Annaduff 50/50 On-Line :

Our third Annaduff GAA 50/50 draw took place outside McLoughlins Pub, Drumsna on Sunday evening last. The winner of €210 was ticket number 27 bought by Tadgh McCormack, Annaduff. Thank you to everyone for supporting Annaduff GAA. Next weeks draw will come to you on live stream on the Annaduff GFC facebook page on Sunday (21st June) at 5pm from outside The Brandywell, Dromod. You can enter on www.annaduffgaa.ie/fifty.

Old Annaduff Photos:

We are looking for copies of old Annaduff GAA photos for the 2021 Annaduff Gaa calendar, If you have any old pictures from the Parish, Games or Supporters we would love to get a copy please, you can send them to niall@annaduffgaa.ie or barry@annaduffgaa.ie.

Clothes collection:

Annaduff GAA are going to start the clothes collection when lock-down ends. So if your passing the time by doing spring cleaning or sorting your wardrobes, bag up your unwanted items and put them aside for our club. As per previous collections we can accept all types of clothes, shoes, old bags, belts, curtains, bed linen etc. Cant take duvets or pillows. Dates will be announced when we have them. Your support is very much appreciated. Monies raised go towards underage training equipment for our younger people in the Parish.