Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Online BingoOnline Bingo continues on Thursday nights and Tina reports that its been a big success so far , remember anyone can sign up for the following week’s game at the link on the club force app. Contact Tina for any enquiries Bingo
Wild Willow CafeThe Wild willow food truck has been operating in the club carpark for the last two weekends and it has been a great success, if you’re up around at the playground or just in the vicinity why not call in on Saturdays and Sundays between 11 and 3 and sample some lovely homemade cookies and great coffee to take away !
Healthy ClubFrom our Healthy Club Officer Michael Power,
The GAA MacNamee Awards
The GAA MacNamee Awards are held annually to honour excellence in the area of communications, public relations and journalism, specifically related to the activities of the Association. These Awards are named after the late Pádraig MacNamee, former President of the GAA, Chairman of the GAA Commission (1969-1971) and member of RTÉ authority. Applications for the 2020 MacNamee Awards are now being accepted. It should be noted that only work published or completed in the 2020 calendar year is eligible for consideration and entries will not be returned. There’s a new addition to the MacNamee Awards this year called the outstanding Community Contribution Award. It’s to recognise special Covid-related initiative organised by a club, county or province that impacted positively on a community in 2020:https://www.gaa.ie/news/applications-2020-macnamee-awards-now-being-accepted/
Grow it Forward Initiative
GIY, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and public libraries will distribute 50,000 free food growing kits as part of a new ‘Grow it Forward’ initiative. You can claim your free seed pack by contacting your local library. Recipients are asked to use the kits to share the experience with ten people, enabling half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come from growing food at home. Each food growing pack includes:
- seeds for beetroot, carrots, salad leaves, peas and tomatoes;
- a guide to help grow them and
- a postcard and gift tags to help share them.
Further details can be found here: https://www.librariesireland.ie/news/grow-it-forward-with-free-seeds-from-your-local-library
Engaging Men Webinar Series: Why Men’s Health?
You are invited to the first in a series of webinars focused on Engaging Men. The Why Men’s Health? webinar takes place on the 29th April from 12.00 – 13.00 and registration is here. HSE Health and Wellbeing, together with the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, the Men’s Development Network and the Men’s Health Research Centre in IT Carlow will host this series of webinars which will bring you expert insights about the work and learning from the delivery to date of the HSE National Men’s Health Action Plan ‘Healthy Ireland Men’.
As the HSCNI or HSE can’t deliver our Stress Control classes in the community just now, Dr Jim White will, instead, live-stream the classes until June, free-of-charge. All you need to successfully complete this class is to watch each of the six sessions, read the booklets and use the relaxation and mindfulness. You can find the sessions on YouTube. Further details on dates and where to find the videos can be found at the following links;
MembershipMembership/juvenile registration is now live and can be done through the Clubforce app or by following the link below. Clubforce Registration. Thanks to everyone who has paid their membership already, our club registrar Paul Galgey is available to answer any questions regarding membership and is available for anyone who may not be able to pay online, he can also answer questions about the 5 and 10 year membership schemes.
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.