Safe return to play – Clarecastle GAA club
We are delighted to say that we are preparing for the reopening our club grounds and looking forward to seeing you all again.
Senior GAA fixtures were received from the Clare County Board this week which have to finalised after club delegates discuss with the County Boards
next week. We await correspondence from the underage boards on the underage competition schedules for hurling and football and Our camogie &; ladies football sections will communicate their fixture schedules to you directly.
How you can help us to Prepare!
Prior to returning to the club all players, parent /guardian for underage players, coaches, & other team personnel, club volunteers and officers will have to do each of the following:
Complete an online Covid-19 Education Module ( https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd/#/ ): it takes approx 20 mins, screenshot or print the certificate at the end.
it will need to be shown at the club, everyone needs to complete by parents, players and managers. It's important to understand the new ways of attending, playing and working on the GAA grounds. The certificate can be asked for by your COVID liaison officer of your son's /daughters team.
Complete an online health questionnaire: This will be an online Questionaire to be developed by GAA or we might use the ClubZAP version to be confirmed.
Ensure your club membership is up to date and paid-up ( http://www.clarecastlegaa.ie/membership_products ) especially now at this time we need to membership fees to cover for the additional costs to maintain health and safety for everyone. ClareCastle GAA is now investing in hand sanitizing and additional cleaning to keep everything up to standard, this cannot happen without your membership support.
we understand that players have not seen the green of the pitch but this is bigger than only being able to play,
this is to support the ClareCastle GAA club to keep our heads above water in this difficult time for everyone.
The club has appointed a COVID Liason with all teams ( underage and senior teams), please heed their advice and respect and follow the instructions given.
The clubhouse and changing rooms will remain closed until further notice so all players need to change at home but there will be access to toilets (controlled).
A timetable for pitch use is being drawn up in agreement with team managers. It is important to say at this time that the Re-opening of our facilities will be on a gradual basis, with priority being given to senior teams at the moment.
Last but not least we need more volunteers for the Underage teams, the guidelines stating a mentor per 8 players what we currently struggle with to provide without extra help from parents. As we have stated before we will help you to help us, access to training and support is there for all.
It's imperative that we get all the help we need to bring the Club back in the new world where we need to work with new rules and new processes,
please understand that the Exec committees are working hard to bring the GAA happiness back to Clarecastle but equally are treading on the uncharted ground
and need work with the information given that is updated on a weekly basis.
Further updates will issue as the situation develops