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Club Notes – 4 June 2020

Phase 2 of National Road Map and GAA Covid-19 Restrictions 

If as expected the country moves into Phase 2 of the national re-opening plan on Monday 8th June it is hoped that we will get the go-ahead from GAA HQ to open the walkway next week. This will not be a free-for-all reopening but rather is expected to be part of a managed plan with specific times allocated for different users and strict protocols in place to ensure compliance with HSE guidelines. Whenever details are finalised we will post these on social media and at the grounds, and walkway users are asked to fully comply with whatever restrictions are put in place, for the safety and comfort of all users.. At this time we do not expect any other facilities at the club to open so pitches will remain closed. Any new guidance received from the GAA will be passed on as it develops. 

The helpdesk set up by Monaghan County Council still exists to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result of the Covid 19 crisis. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158 with a team of local volunteers in place to respond to your requirements.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Dawson family Castleshane on the death of Maura Gormley, Raheny, Dublin, sister of former players, Canon Larry, Pat, Brian and the late Tom Dawson. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Club Notes – 28 May 2020

Closure of Facilities at O’Neill Park 

The GAA released an update for clubs and counties in response to the government’s roadmap to reopening the country. In line with the continuance of social distancing restrictions by the government, all activities at club and county remain suspended including training and team gatherings at all ages and all gradeswhile our walking track also remains closed. The country is now in the second week of Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap for re-opening but relaxations announced so far do not allow any of our facilities to re-open. While recent reports suggest there may be some relaxation to come in relation to walking tracks there is no directive as yet and we will update you on any further changes to the phases and their implications for our facilities as guided by the GAA, and on what activities will recommence whenever they are definitive. Meanwhile we should all continue to wash our hands, adhere to social distancing and follow all HSE guidelines. Please keep up the good work as our collective effort will see us through

The helpdesk set up by Monaghan County Council still exists to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158 with a team of local volunteers in place to respond to your requirements

Club Notes – 21 May 2020

Facilities Remain Closed

As Covid 19 restrictions continue into the third month we hope that all our members are continuing to keep safe while at the same time remaining as active as possible. This is a difficult time for people of all ages and as the weeks pass and the peak of the virus attack appears to be easing there is a danger we become complacent. This is particularly important in relation to our facilities at O’Neill Park which remain CLOSED for ALL activities until further official notice is received. During the closedown all insurance cover has been suspended so nobody should take it upon themselves to go for a run or kick-about at the grounds and to be fair to all this applies across the board irrespective of age.  The helpdesk set up by Monaghan County Council still exists to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158 with a team of local volunteers in place to respond to your requirements. Feel free to call at any time for any type of practical assistance or just a reassuring chat. But remember our facilities at O’Neill Park remain closed for all activities until further notice, this is not how we would like it to be, but unfortunately we have no choice it the matter at this time. 

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the McSkeane family on the death of Sheila McSkeane, wife of former player from the fifties, Peter McSkeane. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Club Notes – 14 May 2020

Continue to be Vigilant

As Covid 19 restrictions continue into the third month we hope that all our members are continuing to keep safe while at the same time remaining as active as possible. This is a difficult time for people of all ages and as the weeks pass and the peak of the virus attack appears to be easing there is a danger we become complacent. This is particularly important in relation to our facilities at O’Neill Park which remain CLOSED for ALL activities until further official notice is received. During the closedown all insurance cover has been suspended so nobody should take it upon themselves to go for a run or kick-about at the grounds and to be fair to all this applies across the board irrespective of age.  The helpdesk set up by Monaghan County Council still exists to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158 with a team of local volunteers in place to respond to your requirements. Feel free to call at any time for any type of practical assistance or just a reassuring chat. But remember our facilities at O’Neill Park remain closed for all activities until further notice, this is not how we would like it to be, but unfortunately we have no choice it the matter at this time. 

Free Frozen Prepared Meals

During the current Covid-19 crisis, Kerry Foods in Carrickmacross in conjunction with Monaghan GAA is offering to supply free Frozen Ready Meals to people of the county who may be in need of assistance. If interested please contact Club Chairman Thomas in confidence on 086 7737776 or Secretary, Frank 0863164178. 

Good to Talk

Monaghan GAA in conjunction with Monaghan Age Friendly Programme has launched a Good to Talk Initiative whereby you can nominate an elderly relative or friend who would be cheered up by a phone call from a member of the Monaghan senior football panel. From the initial reports, of the initiative,so far, it seems to be going very well and fair play to the players and management for engaging with it so whole heartedly. If you want to set it up for someone, contact assistant county PRO, Mary, at 087 6887332 or pro.corduff.monaghan @gaa.ie to set the process in motion.

Club Notes – 7 May 2020

Juveniles’ – ‘Beat the Senior Team Challenge’

We are aware that players are missing the GAA activities at this time of year so it was fantastic to see so many of our players taking part in ‘Beat the Senior Team Challenge’. Huge congratulations to our juveniles who came out as gallant winners after a monumental effort by all our players last week. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Thanks also to the parents for ensuring your child participated in the challenge and enjoyed some fun running. Winners of the raffle prizes were Ollie McGuirk – U6s, Aaron Evans – U11s and Fionnan Brennan – U15s. A massive thank you also to our Senior Team who took part and also contributed to a great video message to the juveniles. Keep up the great work at home and hopefully we’ll be back soon on the pitch. Stay safe.

Club Notes – 30 April 2020

Covid 19 Restrictions Continue 

As Covid 19 restrictions continue at least into next week and probably longer we hope that all our members are keeping safe and well while at the same time remaining as active as possible. A helpdesk has been set up by Monaghan County Council to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result of Covid 19 restrictions. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158 with a team of local volunteers in place to respond to your requirements. Feel free to call at any time for any type of practical assistance or just a reassuring chat. Our facilities at O’Neill Park remain closed for all activities until further notice

Free Frozen Prepared Meals

During the current Covid-19 crisis, Kerry Foods in Carrickmacross in conjunction with Monaghan GAA is offering to supply free Frozen Ready Meals to people of the county who may be in need of assistance. If interested please contact Club Chairman Thomas in confidence on 086 7737776 or Secretary, Frank 0863164178

Good to Talk

Monaghan GAA in conjunction with Monaghan Age Friendly Programme has launched a Good to Talk Initiative whereby you can nominate an elderly relative or friend who would be cheered up by a phone call from a member of the Monaghan senior football panel. From the initial reports, of the initiative,so far, on social media it seems to be going very well so if you want to set it up for someone, contact assistant county PRO, Mary, at 087 6887332 or pro.corduff.monaghan @gaa.ie to set the process in motion.

Club Notes – 23 April 2020

Covid 19 Restrictions

As Covid 19 restrictions continue into next month we hope that all our members are keeping safe and well while at the same time remaining as active as possible. A helpdesk has been set up by Monaghan County Council to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result of Covid 19 restrictions. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158 with a team of local volunteers in place to respond to your requirements. Feel free to call at any time for any type of practical assistance or just a reassuring chat. 

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Watters and Clarke families on the death of Bridie Moore, Castleblayney, the Kelly and McElroy families on the death of Michael Kelly, Tullycomiskey, the Sherry family Tullycomiskey on the death of Patsy and to James Hughes Lismacreark on the death of his wife Annaleen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anameacha

Club Notes – 16 April 2020

Covid 19 Restrictions

As Covid 19 restrictions continue into next month we hope that all our members are keeping safe and well while at the same time remaining as active as possible. A helpdesk has been set up by Monaghan County Council to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result of Covid 19 restrictions. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158 with a team of local volunteers in place to respond to your requirements.  Feel free to call at any time. 

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Sherry family Tullycomiskey on the death of Patsy and to James Hughes Lismacreark on the death of his wife Annaleen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anameacha

Club Notes – 9 April 2020

Covid 19 Clontibret Community Health and Wellbeing Response

We are all in this together. Don’t suffer in silence. Pick up the phone

We might be in lockdown, but you are not isolated

Help is close at hand in all parts of our Community

Useful  Contacts

Monaghan Co Council COVID19 Helpdesk 1800 804158

Doctor on Call ​​1850 777911

District Nurse​​0868316286

Monaghan Garda  ​047 77200

Braeside Stores ​​047 80923

Clontibret GAA Health & Wellbeing Officer (Bernie) ​086 831 6286

Clontibret GAA Secretary (Frank)​​​086 316 4178

Local Community Contacts 

The following local people have consented to be contactable at all times along with a team of helpers to respond to any requests from those in our community who feel they need some assistance such as with shopping, picking up a prescription or just a reassuring chat. 

Eilish Clarke ​​086 313 1239

John Paul Mone 086 052 3566

Alastair Graham​​086 832 1363 

Barry McGuigan​​086 607 0729

KEY SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT   Clontibret GAA Chairman 

(Thomas Greenan) 086 773 7776  or  047 80711

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Club Notes – 1 April 2020

Closure of Facilities

It was with heavy hearts that we closed up the track at short notice last week following a GAA directive under further Covid 19 restrictions. In the fifteen months since it opened our track has become a focal point for our whole community and footfall had increased significantly in recent weeks as schools and workplaces closed. But we had to follow procedure and if it helps stop the spread of the virus then it will be worthwhile. We wish all our users well and hope you find other suitable outlets to help keep you healthy and active until we get back in operation again.

We Missed Scotstown

On Sunday we should have played Scotstown in the first game of the senior league but instead we were all sitting around home wondering how long this is going to last. If the match had gone ahead no doubt it would have been a full blooded contest as always but we’d rather be playing against our sporting rivals than looking at other across the fence. Hopefully we get back to that soon because we miss Scotstown and Ballybay and Blayney and Latton and all the other teams we have built up rivalries with over the years. Here’s hoping we all keep well and get back to doing what we do best as soon as possible.

Covid 19 Community Health and Wellbeing Response

A helpdesk has been set up by Monaghan County Council to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result of Covid 19 restrictions. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158. In addition the club has organised a team of local volunteers who are also on hand to help and assist anyone who finds themselves isolated as a result of the lockdown. See below for the details of useful contacts as well as local community volunteers. Feel free to call at any time.

Doctor on Call 1850 777911

District Nurse 0868316286

Monaghan Garda 047 77200

Braeside Stores 047 80923

Clontibret GAA Health & Wellbeing Officer (Bernie) 086 8316286

Clontibret GAA Secretary (Frank) 086 316 4178

Local Community Contacts

The following local people have consented to be contactable at all times along with a team of helpers to respond initially to any requests from those in our community who feel they need some assistance such as with shopping, picking up a prescription or just a reassuring chat.

Eilish Clarke 086 313 1239

John Paul Mone 086 052 3566

Alastair Graham 086 8321363

Barry McGuigan 086 607 0729

The key single point of contact Clontibret GAA Chairman (Thomas Greenan) 086 773 7778 or 047 80711. 

All phone calls will be treated with the utmost discretion.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Gorman family on the death of Matt Gorman, Carrickatee. Death in a family is difficult at any time but these strange times with no opportunity to sympathise in person make it all the more poignant. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.