Pitches will open on June 29th (Phase 3).

 

Dear Member,

Following from the welcome guidance from Croke Park issued recently, I am delighted to inform you that our pitches will open on June 29th (Phase 3).

I'd like to thank you all for your cooperation over the past few months and look forward to welcoming you all back as we navigate through the phases of reopening our pitches and the long awaited return to gaelic games.

There will be a number of changes to the way training and games are run so I would ask you familiarise yourselves with the guidelines.

We will issue a timetable pertaining to all teams which will be in place throughout phase 3 only.

Further details will be issued to all coaches in advance of June 29th.

Kildare Sports Partnership are running a 90 minute free online course called "Play it Safe". I would encourage all coaches, parents and adult players to complete this to gain an insight into how training will look in the coming weeks. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest.

Thank you all once again for your patience and cooperation and I look forward to seeing you all in the very near future.

Ian Power

Healthy clubs steps challenge ★ Every step counts!

 

We have all walked #10kinMay and blown the roof off the target for km's and money raised for the 5 charities while doing it. Now it's time to keep the steps going into June and aim to win €2,500 for our club from O'Neills.

Walk/jog/run your way through June and make every step count towards this cause. The club with the highest number of average steps wins. One prize per province. The challenge starts June 3rd and ends June 30th. You still have time to sign up!

Strava is so last month, so this month we need you to download the "My Life App" to your phone, sign up, join the challenge called Leinster GAA, select Celbridge GAA, and track everything! You do not need to be an Irish Life Customer to join this challenge.

Details on how to load the app and join the challenge are in the pictures below.

This challenge is strictly over 18's but as we are a club from Academy to Senior in all codes, get all the family involved and let the adults do the tracking. We'll be the club with the fittest families by the time we return to training. #fitfam #CelbridgeGAA

★Lotto Jackpot is over €10,000★

 

We are delighted to announce that we are continuing LIVE LOTTO DRAWS on Facebook at 8pm on Thursdays.

Click the link below if you would like to be in the draw for over €10,000

email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.celbridgegaa.com/lotto

 

After a month of pounding the roads around Celbridge for charities close to our hearts it’s now down to the Elite over 35s to do their bit.

★Run 10,000km to raise funds for 5 charities close to the hearts of Celbridge GAA Club members★

 

We have had our Senior Footballers running miles and Senior Comogie running kilometres with Ladies football running mini marathons and Senior Hurling running Marathons!

So we will hit the road hard on Saturday next-30th May-at 10am and pass the Castletown gates between 10:30 and 11am...wind dependent!

We are doing this in support of the 5 charities and one in particular Irish Kidney Association (IKA)

We all know someone on dialysis or awaiting a transplant be it lungs,heart or kidney.

That is why it’s so important to carry a card.We will have cards for all those who pass the Castle town Gates on Saturday morning.

The IKA is a charitable organisation that supports patients and families with kidney disease.

The charity supports a wide range of activities for all those affected directly or indirectly

  • Counselling
  • Holiday Dialysis
  • Renal support Beaumont Hospital
  • Research into disease
  • Educational programs for patient and families.

This is a worthy charity in need of your help.

We have 20 runners ready to pick up the baton where the Hurlers left off on Saturday...remember some guys have never ran for a bus never mind 5k...we would like to thank St.Johns Ambulances who have offered their services if needed difibulator in toe.

Most of the guys have a lot of heavy training done early in the year with thoughts of championship football so now is the time to call on that reserve.

We will run 150K that is 7.5 per player.

Thank you to Niamh Egan who came up with this concept and to the athletes,warriors and heroes that have ran to date and to all of you that have donated so generously a very big thank you.

We will start our run from every estate in Celbridge and we ask you once again to don the Club colours and fly the blue and white flag and come out and support the lads ,all of this while

still maintaining social distancing of course.

We have many needs and wants in this present climate but none that compare to the needs of these 5 Charities and IKA that is so dependent on your generosity so please if you can at all spare a few bob and finish in style what Niamh started a month ago and push the dial from 15,100 now to 16,17 and beyond.

With your help and your commitment we can deliver.

Giving is not just about making. a donation
It’s about making a difference

Come on Celbridge.

The link to donate is: ⬇️⬇️⬇️

https://www.gofundme.com/f/CelbridgeGAA-10K-in-May

 

Updating your Child Safeguarding

 

 

Hi folks.

Hope everyone is well in these challenging times. We have seen a lot of invites to webinars and online coaching.

With that in mind, please find attached a link to updating your Child Safeguarding. Can anyone whose CoB Child safeguarding level 1 course is 3-4 years old please take the opportunity to update on the new material.

This refresher course is half an hour long. It would be great to have everyone up to date once we are all back training.


Thanks for your continued cooperation.

https://learning.gaa.ie/safeguarding

 

 

Club Grounds Are Closed & Player Insurance

 

Celbridge GAA Club would like to remind everybody, that on guidance from Croke Park, our Club Grounds and Clubhouse will remain closed until 20 July 2020.

This includes the use for recreational purposes, including walking, casual games or gatherings.

No Trespassing is allowed. The Gardai have been informed of various trespassing issues and will continue to check on the grounds on a regular basis.

Person(s) found trespassing or damaging the grounds will be prosecuted.

The GAA Player Injury Fund and Public Liability Insurance Cover continue to be suspended.