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Ballymac GAA Club Grounds Remain Closed.​
We have got guidelines from Croke Park that clubs can return to training once safe distance can be maintained but until certain criteria are fulfilled by clubs our Grounds remain closed until 29th June. Requirements include the club chairpersons, secretaries, coaches and players all completing an online coronavirus educational module, while a Covid supervisor must be appointed for each team.The only activity we are insured for at the moment is  normal maintenance /grass cutting etc until the ​

Ballymac PLAY BALL : Draw results from June 8th  2020​
The Draw for Play Ball The Ballymac GAA (Interim Lotto ) was completed live on Facebook on the 8th June by Club PRO Maureen O’Shea​
The numbers drawn were: 8,23,24 and 10. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €540.00.​
The lucky dip winner was Tom Leen! Congratulations Tom and thanks for supporting our Play Ball Lotto.​
We thank everyone who supported us and this week we ask that you SHARE our message witth all your friends and relations.​
Next weeks Jackpot is €560.00 and the draw is live on the web site around 9.05 pm on Monday 15th June.​
You can buy your ticket for next weeks draw  by clicking the links on the clubforce app or on our web site ​
Kerry GAA Store is OPEN!​
We are delighted that announce that as of next Monday customers will be able to visit the  Kerry GAA Store in Killarney. If you can’t come in to see us then you can still visit us on line which is open 24/7​
Return to GAA Activity​
Clus will reopen their grounds on the 29th June and until then our Volunteers will be busy upskilling and getting prepared for out new normal post Covid 19.​
However due to the ongoing threat posed by COVID19 to our families and communities retuning will require a lot of pre planning and preparation. ​
This will be confounded by the fact that a lot of our volunteers are also preparing to go back to their workplaces and/or reopen their businesses.​
The reopening process brings with it a lot of personal responsibility for everyone using our premises and everyone taking part in our games. ​
This is a summary Checklist of things that have to be done BEFORE we reopen:​
1. 15 Page Document that was sent by Croke Park has to be circulated to everyone and read by everyone PRIOR to returning. This is on our web site​
2. Everyone has to familiarise themselves with the basic Medical information as outlined in this document. ​
3. All actions in section 2 have been undertaken to prepare the facilities for the reopening.​
4. Chairperson and Secretary or their nominees have completed the on line Gaelic Games Education model.​
5. Each Team Prior to training has appointed a Covid Supervisor and they have completed the on line Gaelic Games Education model.​
6. A Timetable has been set out so that individual teams know the training times & allows for cleaning up and no overlapping of players from individual teams. ​
7. All participants and/or parents have completed the on line Gaelic Games Education model.​
8. A system is in place for completion of player Health Questionnaire and recording of Temperatures. ​
All players (parents or guardians in the case of underage players) and personnel involved in training must complete the mandatory Gaelic Games online education module which will be available on the GAA eLearning portal (further information will be provided when its available) and record or document a certificate of completion for the Covid Supervisor prior to any resumption of training and/or playing activities ​
This online module will include information such as: ​
COVID-19 disease update information (including symptoms) ​
Information on Club facilities use ​
Transport guidelines ​
Information on Club facilities use​
The Role of the Covid Supervisor​
Health Questionnaire​
Reporting protocols​
Contact tracing​
Personal, facility and equipment hygiene standards​
Training protocols​
Transport guidelines​
Education materials – posters etc – will be visible throughout GAA facilities as per section 3 of this document. ​
Players (parents or guardians in the case of underage players) and personnel will sign the Health Questionnaire indicating that they understand the risks involved in participation, that they are participating on a voluntary basis and that all participants may opt-out at the start or at any time before or after resumption of training and playing activities. ​
It is essential that everyone in the club works together to ensure compliance with these guidelines. ​
Our web site will be updated with all the latest information.​
Kerry COVID-19 Community Helpline​
Kerry COVID-19 Community Helpline has been set up for a number of weeks now, where a member of our Community can contact the Helpline for non emergency & non medical assistance or ​
Open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm​
Freephone 1800 807 009​
Text “Support” followed by your name to 50555​
Its very important to use trustworthy and reliable sources to get the up to date news on COVID-19, sometimes it can be difficult to separate facts from rumours. ​
Read up to date factual information here:​​
Local Link Kerry Teams with The Ballymacelligott Support Group​
Local Link Kerry in association with The Ballymacelligott Support Group are working in partnership to deliver groceries etc from the Halfway Shop each Tuesday and Friday to those that are housebound and cocooning.​
To avail of this service all you need to do is ring Pat McCarthy or Padraig McCarthy at the Halfway Shop each Monday or Thursday with your order and it will be delivered the following day.​
Pat can be contacted at 087 284 5575 or Padraig at 087 970 1687 and payment can be made over the phone.​
Please provide your Eircode for ease of delivery.​
We hope people will avail of this service and are very welcome to do so!!​
Ar Scáth a Chéile a Mhairimíd​
Keep practicing the below and play your part by :​
– Reduce social contacting – stay apart but stay in contact with family, friend & neighbours​
– Distance yourselves 2 metres from people in shops and supermarkets​
– Stop shaking hands​
– Avoid touching our eyes, nose or mouth​
– Washing our hands regularly and practice cough and sneeze hygiene​
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces​

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