Club together scheme has been replaced


The club together scheme has been replaced by a local authority initiative.

If you are looking for a volunteer to help with deliveries please contact the local authorities as they will assign a volunteer to help.

Kildare County Council 045 980 202 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Update COVID - 19; 25ú Márta 2020

Dear All,

We will follow-up a further note with details of the actions we are required to take to comply with the below email from GAA Communications.

Hope you are keeping well & stay well.


From: GAA Communications 
Sent: 25 March 2020 16:36
Subject: Latest update COVID - 19; 25ú Márta 2020

A chairde,

 I wish to draw your attention again to our previously issued guidance document of March 20th.

We advised you that, until March 29th, games and training were suspended, club gyms were to close, and Player Injury Fund cover was suspended.

We subsequently instructed that club bars should also close for the period.


Club Operations

Please be advised that, in line with recent government announcements, these measures and closures are now extended to Sunday April 19 inclusive, at which stage arrangements will be reviewed.

In addition, we are now instructing GAA Clubs to close their facilities completely.

This is to include the use of all pitches and property for recreational purposes, including walking, casual games or gatherings.

Where it is not possible to restrict access please erect signage to the effect that all GAA facilities are closed and all activity suspended.

In order to facilitate an orderly resumption of activities when circumstances permit, Clubs are encouraged to proceed as normal with their membership registration process where practical. Clubs of course should be mindful of the possible changed financial circumstances of members.

Similarly, club lottos may proceed if they are run on an online basis and do not involve wholesale engagement with the public.

Clubs are also advised to refrain from undertaking new capital projects while support funding for this type of work is suspended.


Community Support

As a national / international organisation, we have a part to play in emphasising the need to practice social distancing, as outlined by the authorities.

It is imperative that we exercise extreme caution keeping two metres between people when taking physical exercise while encouraging people to consider using off-peak times when they are less likely to meet others.

Attached is the latest messaging from the HSE covering guidelines around volunteering which we advise our clubs to consider as they involve themselves in community-based volunteer efforts.

Individual volunteers are asked to register with Volunteer Ireland (26 Counties) and Volunteer Now (Six Counties).

We would like to thank everyone who has helped the GAA adhere to government guidelines up to this point.

We would also like to assure you that we, and the wider GAA team across our counties and provinces, are working hard to ensure that we are in the best possible position to return to our games when that time comes.

In the meantime, please stay safe, look out for one another and continue to adhere to the instructions of the Government and the Health Authorities at this most challenging time.


Go raibh maith agaibh,

Tomás Ó Riain Seán Ó hÓráin

Ard Stiúrthóir Uachtarán


Le meas,

GAA Communications Dept.

Rannóg Cumarsáide CLG / GAA Communications Dept.
Gutháin / Tel : +353 (01) 865 8659
CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 /
GAA, Croke Park, Dublin

★Kildare GAA & the HSE ★


Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their services to support the HSE in the fight against COVID-19.

Kildare GAA & the HSE are continuing to recruit volunteers to support HSE administered local facilities.

Kildare Gaa

Play your part & register now

Wellbeing During Covid 19

From: Secretary Kildare 
Sent: 21 March 2020 09:47
Subject: Wellbeing During Covid 19

A chara,

Please find attached tips aimed to support our wellbeing and and those around us during this time of uncertainty surrounding Covid-19.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could be post this poster on your social media platforms along with distributing to your members.

Take care and be safe.

 Daithí Ó Cathail / Dave Cahill

Rúnaí Chill Dara / Kildare GAA Secretary


Click here to download

Kildare GAA Club's support to HSE - Step 1 - Establish Skills Database

From: Secretary Kildare  Sent: 19 March 2020 19:38

Dear Colleagues,

Following on from Sunday's email, the HSE have now requested that Kildare GAA establish a database of all available volunteers who may be able to support HSE administered local facilities over the next number of weeks. In particular, the following skills sets have been identified as part of contingency planning requirements: All Trades men or women (Electrician, Plumber, Carpentry etc ), IT Specialists, Cleaners, Teachers, Special Needs Assistants, Chefs, Caterers, Drivers, Train the Trainers qualified personnel. In addition, retired Military / Gardai and others with a similar background in Crisis Management Operations are being requested for their background and skills in scheduling, mobilisition and coordination tasks that may arise.  

Kildare GAA have identified 7 regions within the county, and you are requested to forward your details to the point of contact for your club / community which is explained further on in this email. The HSE request all volunteers to submit the following information:

  • Club Name
  • Volunteer Forename
  • Volunteer Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Gender
  • Email address
  • Mobile Contact Number
  • Profession - Official Qualification with Skills
    • Skills
      • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points - Food Safety
      • Manual Handling
      • Children First
      • Basic Life Support
      • First Aid
      • Fire Training
      • Safeguarding training
  • Date of Garda Vetting if completed - HSE Garda Vetting will also be required for any individuals working with vulnerable members of our communities.
  • Availability windows
    • Named days and time if applicable - Need to consider that may not be requested for next 3 weeks until surge!
  • Any other details that you feel relevant

Volunteers are requested to submit their details to one of the following points of contact based on region that their club is associated with:

Kildare Region 1 centred around Athy - Regional Point of Contact Martina Donnelly, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Castlemitchell
  • Grange
  • Athy
  • Rheban
  • Castledermott
  • St Laurence's
  • Suncroft

Kildare Region 2 centred around Monasterevin and Kildare Town- Regional Point of Contact Tadhg Fennin, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Monasterevin
  • Kildangan
  • Ballykelly
  • Ellistown
  • Round Towers 
  • Nurney
  • Rosglas
  • Rathangan

Kildare Region 3 centred around Kilcullen, Straffan/Naas/Sallins/Kill - Regional Point of Contact David Murphy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Kilcullen
  • Straffan
  • TMH
  • Ballymore Eustace
  • Raheens
  • Eire Og
  • Kill
  • Naas
  • Eadestown
  • Sallins

Kildare Region 4 centred around Newbridge & Rathangan- Regional Point of Contact Declan O'Toole, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Athgarvan
  • Moorefield
  • Sarsfields
  • Ballyteague
  • Milltown
  • Rathangan

Kildare Region 5 centred around Clane/Prosperous/Allenwood- Regional Point of Contact John Doyle, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Allenwood
  • Coill Dubh
  • St Kevins
  • Roberstown
  • Caragh
  • Clane

Kildare Region 6 centred around Kilcock/Leixlip/Maynooth/Celbridge- Regional Point of Contact John Doran, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Rathcoffey
  • Kilcock
  • Maynooth
  • Cappagh
  • St Marys Leixlip
  • Confey
  • Celbridge
  • Ardclough

Kildare Region 7 centred around Derrinturn / JTB- Regional Point of Contact Ronan Murnaghan, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Broadford
  • Clogherinkoe
  • JTB
  • Carbury

All Volunteers are also encouraged to sign up to 'On Call for Ireland' in addition to this HSE / GAA local initiative. All volunteer support will be requested by HSE as required.

In addition to the above regarding Volunteers, Clubs are also asked to support this fight by offering your facilities as additional testing centres, if required. HSE will then determine suitability of facilities for this task later.

Clubs are requested to promote this initiative with their members / communities and anyone interested in volunteering should submit your details to your point of contact over the next 5 - 7 days. 

Le meas

Daithí Ó Cathail / Dave Cahill

Rúnaí Chill Dara / Kildare GAA Secretary