St Pats Notes 08/06/2020


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.

Phase 2 Plus

The government announced an acceleration of the roadmap into easing restrictions brought in to curb the spread of Covid-19. Everything highlighted in the former phase 2 has been given the go ahead and some of phase 3 has been brought forward in what is now “phase 2 plus”. This will take effect from Monday, 8th June.
* Stay local – You may travel within your county and up to 20km from your home if crossing neighbouring county boundaries. * Meeting other people – Up to 6 people from outside your household can be met indoors or outdoors for social gatherings (with 2m social distancing). * Sports – Organized outdoor activities (sporting cultural or social) of up to 15 people may take place. * Shops – Most retailers are re-opening. Shop locally and safely and support businesses in your community. * Transport – Walk or cycle if you can. Public transport capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements. * Masks – Face coverings are recommended to be worn in public places such as shops and on public transport. * Funerals – Up to 25 immediate family and close friends may attend funeral services. * Children – Outdoor summer camps may operate for post-primary children in groups of no more than 15. Playgrounds and commercially-serviced outdoor amenities may also reopen. * Work – Work from home where possible. Marts may reopen where social distancing and hygiene can be maintained. * International travel – All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. Passengers from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days. * Cocooners – The over 70’s and medically vulnerable are advised to stay at home, however, they can welcome small numbers of people into their homes but maintain social distancing.

GAA Update

The GAA, LGFA and Camogie associations jointly released a “Safe Return to Gaelic Games” document last weekend, which reveals the phased approach to holding club and inter-county championships in 2020 provided it is safe to do so (please visit our club Facebook page for details). The key points of this document are:

* A gradual return to on-field, non-contact activity in phase 3 (29th June) of the Government plan in small groups of no more than 10 including players and coaches in one area of the pitch under social distancing guidelines. Adults can also begin training in small groups of 5. * The need for an online educational programme and new measures around temperature checking and completed documentation before training and games. * A return to contact sport on July 20 * Walkways on GAA pitches will open from Monday, June 8, in groups of 4. * Club pitches will open on 29th June – No access to GAA buildings and indoor facilities except to use sanitised toilets. * Juvenile and adult club championship games can commence from 31st July. * Inter-county training to commence on 14 September * Inter-county calendar to commence from 17th October * A full fixture calendar will be published in August.

Please note that all the above plans are dependent on Government approval and advice.

Club Membership Registration for 2020

The GAA membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December, so 2019 memberships have now expired. If you wish to be a member of the Club for 2020 and haven’t renewed or registered your membership for the year please do so without delay via the club website<>. To facilitate payment of membership subscriptions we have provided the facility to pay by two monthly instalments. Please note that the Club cannot automatically renew individual membership and particularly in the case of under-18 members the application has to be approved by a parent or guardian.


Congratulations to Kevin and Trish Quirke who celebrated their Silver wedding anniversary last week.

Congratulations to Darren Daly Carolan who celebrated a significant birthday last week.

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of William (Liam) Mason Yorkshire and formerly of Ballybeggan Tralee.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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