Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

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Ballymac GAA club is officially closed as are our two pitches.  No one should be on the premises and everyone is asked to train at home.

We are pleading with members to abide by the HSE guidelines of social distancing in order to save lives over the coming weeks.

Kerry Club Fixtures ,

In relation to the Kerry Club Fixtures, while the CCC is not in a position to confirm when our fixtures will resume, that regardless of when these restrictions are lifted, the CCC will allow a lead time of 2 to 3 weeks before any club championship games would be fixed so as to allow all players and teams an opportunity to get back up to speed.

It would be envisaged that at least one Co League game would be played before any Club championship  fixtures would be considered.

While the current restrictions on Club activity extends up to 29 March it is generally agreed that this will be extended so the likelihood of club championship games going ahead in April are pretty much negligible.

Depending on how the situation develops and how the Inter-County games programme pan out, we may well have to adjust our own games programme for this year. This may mean a re-structuring or curtailment of some competitions.

The CCC will be examining all the options in due course but at present do not have enough information to hand to make any proposals.

Any changes to the fixtures calendar or competition structures will be well flagged. involve discussion with all the clubs and will only be done with the approval of the County Committee.

An Post Arrangements for OAP & DSP Customers

.Update from An Post:

The majority of post offices will open from 8am this Friday, 20 March to facilitate OAPs who wish to conduct their business ahead of other customers.

Customers impacted by Covid-19 may nominate a ‘Temporary Agent’ to act on their behalf by completing, in advance, a form available at post offices and online at

Post Offices have introduced social distancing and other practical measures to safeguard customers and staff.

Post Office staff will capture customer details directly, avoiding the need for customers to handle counter equipment such as signing pads and pens.

Display boards, floor signs and staff will remind customers to remain apart from other people while in the Post Office.

An Post Mails, Parcels and Post Office networks are working as normal across Ireland?An Post will endeavour to deliver all items. Where a business or home is not accessible, An Post will hold the item free-of-charge in the local Delivery Service Unit for collection by the customer. New Mailminder and Redirection applications have been suspended with immediate effect.

To mitigate against the risk of Covid-19, An Post postal delivery staff will not hand their scanner to the customer for signature. The delivery post person can sign on behalf of the customer, in their presence, for all mails and parcel items that require signature.

An Post will keep all customers up-to-date through this website and via our Social Media channels.

Ballymac GAA and Ballymac Community Alert Work together.

Ballymacelligott GAA in conjunction with Ballymacelligott Community Alert Group are offering help to anyone in the area that needs it over the next while.

We will offer services such as delivering shopping, medication and fuel for those living alone or unable to do so. If you need help or would like to volunteer to assist please call or text Fionnán Fitzgerald at 087-986 0441or Maureen O’Shea at 087-979 5220, Jer Lynch at 087-2025402

It is very important that all assistance be given in a safe hygienic manner. Hands should be washed before handling bags, medication etc. Safe social distance of at least 2 metres should be observed. Sneezing should be done into tissue or the elbow. Houses should not be entered.

Payment to shops can be made over the phone and we can collect and deliver. If unable to pay over the phone the amount should be placed in an envelope after washing hands and left outside the house once the person delivering appears.

The person delivering will be a local, you will have their number and deliveries will be made in daylight hours.

By working together calmly and steadily we will overcome – Ballymac always has.

Development Squads

All development squad activity at both divisional and county level will be Postponed  until the end of March

We will Review the situation again and be in touch with more details in the next few days

Community Notice for anyone who needs help or information

Going forward for the next few weeks we will use our club web site for official community notices so that our community will have access to information that may help them.  This week we have posted notices for anyone in our Community who may have lost their job on a temporary basis this week and there  is a link to DSP information on claims that can be made on line.

If you are worried and have any queries about Coronavirus

The HSE have an excellent web site on how to mind yourself and others, minding your mental health at this time and much more.

Remember Ballymac Community Alert & Ballymac GAA are here to help in any way we can. If worried or need help please life the phone and ring. Our web site ballymac gaa .com is being updated with useful and community notices each week.

Membership & Club Force App

Membership is now due for all adults and juveniles. Our membership has to be paid before the end of March to ensure everyone is covered for insurance. It is vitally important that those that have not paid to date do so immediately as when we return on March 29th we need everyone to be insured. The link for payment is on the front page of Ballymac GAA web site.

We are asking all parents and adult members to download the following app as it will be our club  communication mode going forward. The app can be downloaded free in the app store or Google play. It is fully data protected compliant.  The app name is CLUBFORCE. Anyone with any queries can contact registrar at 0879795220.

Club membership is now open for 2020.

As in 2019 all membership is on line and the link is listed is on our web site. Please try and pay membership as when we return on 29th March everyone needs to be covered and the closing date will have expired.

The  membership cost of Ballymac GAA Club, as agreed at our AGM in December, is  as follows for the 2020 season.

(1) €75.00 per adult member.

(2) €50.00 per juvenile with the exception of girls over 12.

(3)€25.00 Plus LGFA Levy for all girls and ladies who play LF over 12 years of age

(4) €50.00 for OAP and students.

(5) €10.00 per  Adult  for Adult  Scór participants

(6) €5.00 per juvenile for Juvenile Scór participants

Ballymac GAA Lotto Postponed

Ballymac GAA will not run its weekly lotto until at least the 29th March. All tickets sold will entered  be in the first draw after the 29th March. We are totally dependent on volunteers to sell, collect and run our weekly lotto. It in the interest of our Community we will suspend the draws until after the 29th March. We thank everyone for their support and understanding at this time.

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