St Pats Notes 01/06/2020


Our club lotto remains suspended in line with the Government / HSE advice at that time.
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 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.

Dingle Way Challenge

In last week’s notes, we asked our DWC participants to undertake a 4.1/4.1 x10km walk or participate in an activity for 41 minutes to mark the 8th edition of our annual DWC which unfortunately could not take place this June Bank Holiday weekend due to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions in place. Thanks to all who took part in this challenge over the weekend (we have been blessed with the weather) and submitted their photos. We will upload onto our Club Facebook page in the coming days. Special mention goes to Peter Keane from Massachusetts who was the first to send in his photos as early as Saturday afternoon.

Looking after your Mental Health during this Pandemic
For those of us struggling to deal with the restrictions due to the crisis, has plenty of advice and information to help deal with our mental well-being. Some tips are given below:
* Heathy lifestyle – It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and getting a good night’s sleep. * Develop a routine – Maintain structure in your day for exercising, meals, work, relaxation, sleeping etc and try to stick to it. * Take a break – If working from home, ensure that you take regular breaks away from phone and computer. * Limit news consumption – Information overload can be very upsetting and cause stress. Take regular breaks from news and social media and rely on information from trusted sources such as HSE * Stay connected – Stay connected with family and friends through calls, video chat, text messages etc. * Ask for help – If you are feeling low, talk to someone you trust or contact a mental health support service.

GAA Update

The GAA has confirmed that no official on-field activity will resume before July 20 and our facilities will remain closed until that date and will issue detailed advice before any return to play, outlining the steps needed to take to facilitate the re-commencement of our training and games, both in terms of physical engagement and around the use of our facilities.

The GAA Player Injury Scheme will remain closed until an official return to activity is confirmed.

Clubs are reminded that membership and public liability will need to be in place for the return of our activities and are advised to process same in the weeks ahead.

Allowing for the complexities associated with the current situation, the GAA continues to plan for the staging of this year’s Kellogg’s Cúl Camps and will communicate any changes to this approach with our clubs if they arise.

The maintenance of facilities can continue while adhering to the guidelines and as of May 18 construction work on our grounds is also permitted and clubs should liaise with their County Committees on this issue.

The GAA also underlines the importance of continuing to adhere to the guidelines to ensure that the country as a whole meets its targets in the coming weeks allowing us to make progress and facilitate a return to the games we love when it is safe to do so.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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