Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Ball 2 Wall ChallengeWe’re on the final countdown to our “Ball 2 Wall Challenge” in aid of Waterford Marine Search & Rescue which runs from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June!
Our aim is to hit 250,000 balls over 36 hours. We’re asking everyone to get out and strike or kick as many balls as you can over the weekend. Submit your number of strikes to Nicholas Mackey (085 257 3371) and get someone to take a photo of you in action and send photo to Savo (087-9706387)! You don’t need to be a player to join in! Let’s see who can find the best location(obviously within all safety guidelines)! You can donate via the Ball to Wall Fundraiser Facebook page on the following link, thanks to everyone who has donated to this deserving cause, the donate page can be found here on facebook
Senior Hurling ChampionshipIn a sign that things are slowly returning back to normal the draw for the 2020 Senior Hurling Championship was made last week, we have been paired with our old rivals Roanmore and Clonea making up the group, our first game is the weekend of July 31st with us having the midweek break and the final game in the group sees us facing off against Roanmore, more details to follow when fixtures are decided.
ReopeningFollowing a meeting of their Covid-19 Advisory Committee last week, the GAA has greenlit the opening of pitches for non contact adult training on Wednesday, June 24.
Players involved in minor and below can start back on Saturday, June 27.
All teams will be allowed to commence contact training from Monday, June 29
Caps will remain in place in terms of attendance at games with 200 people allowed to attend matches rising to 500 in Phase 4.
Open pitches for Adult training next Wednesday, June 24.
Open for Minor and below from Saturday, June 27.
Both of the above on a non-contact basis and on the understanding that players and all participants have completed the eLearning module and are following the control measures in place (health questionnaire etc).
On the basis of a maximum of 15 players in a designated area of the field
Coaching numbers for underage teams to be consistent with Code of Behaviour.
From June 29:
Allow contact training and challenge games for all from Monday, June 29
Restriction on participants only attending training sessions to be relaxed from June 29 – subject to government-specified maximum of 200 people in the ground.
Allow Club Fixtures from Friday July 17.
All control measures for players, coaches and other team personnel (completion of a health questionnaire, eLearning education, etc) is to remain in place until advised otherwise; dressing rooms to remain closed until July 20.
The Advisory Committee is considering the position in relation to other GAA buildings (such as Club bars that are serving food, Gyms, Handball alleys, etc).
Deise DrawThe 2020 Deise Draw is now scheduled to start on August 26th and we hope all our members will sign up once more as this year especially the revenue stream for the club will be much needed. We have been also advised that there will still be the standard six draws. Prize money hopefully won’t be affected but may need to slightly adjusted if numbers are a lot lower than last year.
Last Man StandingLast Man Standing returned with the Premier League resumption this week, we lost more players this week with some of the results not going the way as predicted, please remember to get your teams into Owen as soon as possible
DevelopmentThe Dressing room building revamp is continuing following the break due to Covid, driveway to be tarmacced while the astro turf on the goals of the main pitch are complete.
We would ask those that have not yet paid the annual membership of €150 which includes entry in to the Deise Draw to do so please.
We would ask as many members as possible to join the Development Donation scheme, at this current time our only revenue is the scheme and membership. Anyone wishing to pay membership or join the Donation Scheme please contact any committee member.
My Life ChallengeWe’re making our way slowly up the table in the mylife challenge, well done to all involved for keeping it up, we have some high performers as can be seen from the leaderboard in the app!