Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Top of the Tonne‘Top of the Tonne’ starts on February 27th with €500 in prize money on offer. For an entry of just €10, you will be entered into five weekly draws with €100 prize money each week. This fundraiser is all done through the Clubforce app which can be found on the App Store and Google Play store it just couldn’t be easier-
Step 1 = Download the Clubforce app from the App Store.
Step 2 = Create your account.
Step 3 = Search for Mount Sion Events.
Step 4 = Buy your ticket
Tickets can also be bought by clicking on this link
Top of the Tonne
We hope that everyone will get fully behind this and show their support in these difficult times. Please contact Kenny Stafford or any member of the committee if you wish to enter but don’t have access to the App store.
Christmas Day SwimThere was a lovely (socially distanced in line with all government protocols) presentation in the club during the week, the proceeds of the Billy Galgey Memorial Christmas swim which came to a whopping €10850 were presented to the local branch of the Downs Syndrome association, on hand to receive the cheque from members of the Galgey family was our own John Flynn along with Wayne Pepper, well done to the Galgey family for all the work they put into the swim every year and for raising funds for local charities.
Mount Sion GAA Club would like to pass on their sympathies to the family of Paddy Keane late of Ashbourne Village and previously Ard Na Gréine, who passed away recently, Paddy was a long time Social member and Friday night card player. He was also nephew of Club great John Keane. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Healthy ClubSome Healthy club projects which might be of interest to our members, our Health and Wellbeing Officer Michael Power can answer any queries regarding Healthy Club.
The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study: Perceived coercion and psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
This is a major international study and is being lead in Ireland by Dr. Kevin McKenna and Aine McHugh from Dundalk Institute of Technology. It is being conducted to measure the impact of restrictive measures such a social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine and lockdown on psychological wellbeing. This study will investigate the perceptions among the general public utilising a cross sectional survey. The online survey explores the extent to which individuals perceive the public health states of ‘lockdown’ as necessary and procedurally just, and explore impact on individuals’ wellbeing, resilience, and coping. We would ask that you take some time (~20mins) to complete the survey which can be found at the following link; https://uclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3q6Qhnvpzuea3Vb
Upcoming Webinar – ‘Where We All Belong’ – bringing the GAA manifesto to life through the work of the Community & Health Department
This webinar will be held on Thursday the 25 February from 7-8.30pm. Presented by Colin Regan (Head of Community and Health), Geraldine McTavish (National Diversity and Inclusion Officer) and members of the Community and Health team. It will cover:
- An overview of the work of the department, including Community & Health committee structures, the Healthy Club Project, Social Inclusion/GAA for All, Youth leadership, Social Games & Physical Activities, Mental fitness, Substance abuse & Gambling Awareness, Healthy Eating, Community and Personal Development, and the new Green Clubs programme.
- Case studies of the benefits experienced by rural, urban, commuter belt, and international GAA units.
- The role of partnership at all levels of the Association, including how to connect with and attract under-represented populations and maximise access to public funding opportunities.
- Engaging with young digitally savvy volunteers who can also bring new ideas and opportunities.
To enrol in the webinar please click on the following link: ‘Where We All Belong’ – bringing the GAA manifesto to life through the work of the Community & Health Department, 25 February
MembershipThis year membership is more important than ever with limited revenue streams coming into the club and we would ask all our members to pay as promptly as possible, for any enquiries please contact our registrar Paul Galgey.
We would ask as many members as possible to join the Development Donation scheme, at this current time our only revenue is this scheme and membership. Anyone wishing to pay membership or join the Donation Scheme please contact Peter Walsh.