St Pats Notes 20/07/2020

Lotto

Our club lotto remains suspended due to Covid-19. While this is a regrettable decision it is necessary to safeguard the health of our club officer’s lotto players and our many promoters. We will gradually be restarting activities over the next month in line with Government and GAA advice.
We thank all our promoters and supporters of the St. Pats Club Lotto and we look forward to your support again hopefully in the not too distant future.

Juveniles

U6: We had fun in the sun this morning with 11 kids participating in under 6s. Although not huge numbers the kids there really enjoyed playing with their friends getting fitter & practicing their skills in small groups. We are following all GAA COVID19 guidelines with ball, equipment & hand sanitisation & e-health questionnaires for every session. Please feel free to contact Fiona 0860588392 if you would like your children to join in but aren’t sure of the procedures. We will be delighted to get back to bigger playing numbers & will split the kids into groups of no more than 15. The benefits of exercise & team play cannot be underestimated for our children in these difficult times. Our player of the week, Darragh O’Regan showed his determination not to give up in the heat!!
U8: After a skills session we played a ‘World Cup 5 a side’ with all the teams playing against each other. After some great battles, Captain Cillian Enright’s team came out on top. Big thanks to senior players David O’Callaghan and Luke Mulligan for putting the lads through their paces. Training continues next Sunday at 10:30am
U10: We had our best attendance so far on Friday evening last since we resumed activities. It was great to see Rian, Aimee, Patryk, and Nickodem back in action again and bringing their action game were two of our younger players AJ and Cillian.The energy coming from the larger group contributed very much to an all action and very enjoyable session. The emphasis last week was on improving the kicking abilities of these young players which they got to put into practice at the end of session game. The game produced some great scores and kick passing and to keep improving all the players were encouraged to put some practice in during the week. We again remind parents to resubmit the on-line health question in advance of the Friday session. Once the initial set up has been completed it only takes 2 minutes to resubmit that there has not been a change to a player’s health. This is a critical part of the GAA’s safe return to play programme designed to reduce the risks arising from Covid-19.
U12: Aibhistin de Staic B 4-09 v Naomh Pádraig 5-13

St Pats resisted a late surge from the home team to hold out for a victory in the first Coiste na nÓg game played in Connolly Park. This was a very entertaining and sporting game with both sides displaying great skills and teamwork. St Pats got the benefit of some goals in the first half and some well taken points in the 2nd half while playing good football. Austin Stacks got 3 well worked 2nd half goals but stout defending ensured St Pats shaded the contest.

Thanks to the Austin Stacks club for facilitating a change to the fixture,to Ref Gordon Kerins, to the mentors and supporters on both sides and above all to the young stars of the future.
Foireann Naomh Pádraig – K Gaxha, G Scollard, B Jones, L Passway, S Jones, J Daly, J Costello, R Daly, J Flahive, R Fitzgerald, M Enright, C Sheehan, R Culloo, D Murphy, B O’Leary, M Quilligan
Our next match is this Sunday, the 26th of July when we welcome Dingle to Blennerville at 6pm.
U14: There was another good turnout last Wednesday evening for our U14 boys who continue to fine-tune their skills ahead of their County League competition commencing on Wednesday, the 29th of July.
U16: Best wishes to our U16 boys who will play Finuge in Blennerville, Monday 20th July at 7pm in a Group I Round 1 fixture of the County League. Tarbert and Beale complete the group.

GAA Health Questionnaire
The GAA has provided a simple Health Questionnaire to be completed once prior to returning to GAA activities by adult players, parents/guardians of underage players and team personnel. While there has been a relatively good completion of the initial questionnaire it is also very important that adult players, parents/guardians of underage players and team personnel logon to the same system before each training session/game and resubmit that their health status has not changed. It takes about a minute to do this and doing so is in the interest of each individual and their team members. The Health Questionnaire is available on a mobile responsive webpage at returntoplay.gaa.ie and it is worth bookmarking this page on your browser.

Minors
Unfortunately, our Round 1 MFL match against Moyvane/Tarbert did not take place last Friday due to our inability to field a team and had to concede the fixture.

Co. Junior Football League 2020

This League commences on Friday 17th May with games at 7.30 pm and we have been drawn in Group G with Castlegregory, Keel and Churchill. Fixtures are as follows:
Friday 14th August at 7pm Rd.1 Castlegregory (H); Friday 4th September at 7pm Churchill (A); Friday 11th September at 6.30pm Keel (A)

Seniors

Best of luck to our seniors who play Gneevguilla this Sunday, the 26th Round 1, Group 1 of the Junior Premier Club Championship in Cordal. The match throws in at 2.30pm.

St Pats Cúl Camp 2020
To the parents/guardians of kids who will attend the St Pats Cúl Camp which starts from 3rd to 7th of August, there are some checklists that should be adhered to:
* Sign confirmation of child’s health status * Escort child to specific group of the pitch * Maintain social distancing at all times * No child is permitted to have mobile phones * Food for 3 break times (if you have more than 1 child, ensure each child carries their own lunch – no sharing) * Gumshield for the child/children * Provide waterproof storage (bags will be outside) * Label all clothing, water bottles and hand sanitisers

Best Wishes
Everybody at the Juvenile section of the club, especially teammates from U16 and Minors sends their best wishes to Colin Doody for a full and speedy recovery from a torn cruciate.

Congratulations to Fr. Francis Nolan who has been appointed Parish Priest of Spa/Fenit Parish with continued ministry in St John’s Parish.

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Nora (Josie) Nelligan (née Loughlin) Tonevane, Meenliitrim, Knocknagoshel and formerly of Mullaghmarky Castleisland.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
086-8963505
mailto:pro.stpatricksblennerville.kerry@gaa.ie
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Tá an ríomhphost seo, chomh maith le ceangaltán ar bith a bhaineann leis, faoi rún agus baineann sé leis an duine nó leis an aonán a bhfuil an seoladh seo aige/aici, amháin. Baineann aon tuairim nó barúil a nochtar leis an údar amháin agus ní gá go mbeadh aon bhaint ag na tuairimí sin le tuairimí an Chumainn. Má fuair tú an ríomhphost seo trí bhotún, cuir an duine a chuir chugat é ar an eolas le do thoil. Cé go ndéanann an Cumann scanadh ar r-phoist agus ar cheangaltáin le haghaidh víreas, níl aon chinnteacht go bhfuil ceachtar acu saor ó víris. Ní ghlacann an Cumann le dliteanas ar bith i leith aon damáiste a eascraíonn as víris.

St Pats Notes 13/07/2020

Lotto

Our club lotto remains suspended due to Covid-19. While this is a regrettable decision it is necessary to safeguard the health of our club officer’s lotto players and our many promoters. We will gradually be restarting activities over the next month in line with Government and GAA advice.
We thank all our promoters and supporters of the St. Pats Club Lotto and we look forward to your support again hopefully in the not too distant future.

Juveniles

U6/8: Our U6 and 8’s returned to training for the second Sunday since the ease of restrictions despite the dull weather conditions last Sunday morning. They all had great fun learning their skills and they showed determination throughout the session.
U10: The under 10’s were still shaking off the rustiness from the long break at their second session last Friday evening. While the attendance was small there was nothing little about the effort that these young players put in. We were back to refreshing the basic skills of the pickup, hand pass and kicking. All of these skills were put into practice in a very energetic and competitive game to finish the session. By the time Cúl Camp comes around this bunch of players will be well tuned in. It was great to see Dee back at training again having put in some great indoor sessions before the break. Our training is on Friday evenings to reduce the numbers at the Sunday morning sessions allowing plenty of space for the younger under 6 and under 8 age groups. This current arrangement is to try to ensure that the Club is providing as safe a playing environment as possible in line with the GAA Covid-19 guidelines.
U12: Training continues Friday and Wednesday evenings on our main pitch at the usual time of 6pm to 7pm. We are in Group K of the U12 County League with fixtures as follows:
Rd 1 Sun 19th July at 6pm away to Austin Stacks (B)
Rd 2 Sun 26th July at 6pm home to Dingle
Rd 3 Sun August 2nd at 6pm away to Castlegregory
Best of luck to all involved.

U14: There was a good turnout on both training days for our U14 boys who continue to fine-tune their skills ahead of their County League competition commencing on Wednesday, the 29th of July.
U16: Our U16 boys also enjoyed 2 training sessions under Liam and Luke in preparation for the County league commencing on the 20th of July. Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday.

GAA Health Questionnaire
The GAA has provided a simple Health Questionnaire to be completed once prior to returning to GAA activities by adult players, parents/guardians of underage players and team personnel. While there has been a relatively good completion of the initial questionnaire it is also very important that adult players, parents/guardians of underage players and team personnel logon to the same system before each training session/game and resubmit that their health status has not changed. It takes about a minute to do this and doing so is in the interest of each individual and their team members. The Health Questionnaire is available on a mobile responsive webpage at returntoplay.gaa.ie and it is worth bookmarking this page on your browser.

Minors
Best of luck to our minors who travel to Moyvane to take on Moyvane/Tarbert in a round 1 fixture of the MFL, Group J this Friday at 7pm.

Seniors

Seniors are in full training in preparation for their Group 1 Junior Premier Club Championship against Gneevguilla the weekend of the 25th of July at a neutral venue. More details TBC.

New GAA Rules

The GAA has updated match regulations ahead of the up coming club fixtures with the current pandemic in mind. The main points include:

* Only 24 players can partake in the matchday and enter the pitch enclosure but there is no limit on the size of a club matchday panel. * A maximum of five (football) & seven (hurling) team officials shall be allowed within the pitch enclosure. * These should include a manager, maor foirne, two medics, one administrator and two maor caman (hurling only). * Subs and team officials will be positioned on opposite sides of the pitch to allow for Government guidelines. * There should be no use of dugouts, but they may be used provided social distancing procedures are followed. * No water carriers will be permitted in either code. * One water break will take place between the 15th and 20th minute in each half, at the referee’s discretion. * The referee has the authority during the game to send any person in breach of the regulations to the stand/outside the pitch enclosure and such a person cannot be replaced. * Ground regulations shall apply to all venues considered suitable for club championships. They shall include procedures for entry to each ground, designated areas for substitutes and team officials and shall be communicated to teams in advance. * GAA officials have also advised that the role of the maor foirne is to deliver messages to players on their team and any disruption to the playing of the game, challenging the authority of the match officials, interference with opposing players, entry onto the field of play not at a time as listed above or breach of match regulations shall result in their removal from the pitch enclosure and they cannot be replaced for the remainder of the game, including extra time. * The maor foirne must not be a listed member of the team panel. * Meanwhile, selectors must be positioned outside the pitch enclosure. * There will be no handshakes before or after games, no spitting or nose-clearing and team huddles should only take place where social distancing is observed. * Use hand sanitisers before and after every match. Players must use their own clearly marked water bottles and interaction with opponents & match officials should be kept to a minimum after the match.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
086-8963505
mailto:pro.stpatricksblennerville.kerry@gaa.ie
This email and any associated attachments are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily represent those of the Association. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. Although the Association scans e-mail and attachments for viruses, it does not guarantee that either are virus-free and accepts no liability for any damage sustained as a result of viruses.
Tá an ríomhphost seo, chomh maith le ceangaltán ar bith a bhaineann leis, faoi rún agus baineann sé leis an duine nó leis an aonán a bhfuil an seoladh seo aige/aici, amháin. Baineann aon tuairim nó barúil a nochtar leis an údar amháin agus ní gá go mbeadh aon bhaint ag na tuairimí sin le tuairimí an Chumainn. Má fuair tú an ríomhphost seo trí bhotún, cuir an duine a chuir chugat é ar an eolas le do thoil. Cé go ndéanann an Cumann scanadh ar r-phoist agus ar cheangaltáin le haghaidh víreas, níl aon chinnteacht go bhfuil ceachtar acu saor ó víris. Ní ghlacann an Cumann le dliteanas ar bith i leith aon damáiste a eascraíonn as víris.