GAA Clubs Offer Help To Elderly And Vulnerable During Crisis

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Ger Carmody of Churchill GAA, Fionán Fitzgerald of Ballymac GAA and Jimmy Mulligan of St Pats GAA.

A NUMBER of local GAA clubs are asking vulnerable and elderly people in their area to get in touch if they need shopping done or prescriptions collected.

Clubs on the outskirts of town — Churchill, Ballymacelligott and St Pats GAA Club — have put measures in place and provided contact numbers for people to call if they need help.

St Pat’s GAA, in their local news, stated; “We are well aware that there are vulnerable members in our community who in time may have to self-isolate for health reasons, St Pats GAA and its members are available to offer assistance in any way possible in the coming days and weeks to those who require help in carrying out normal day to day tasks such as grocery shopping, getting fuel (petrol, diesel, coal), prescription etc. Our assistance can be provided in the strictest confidence, if required. Please contact club chairperson, Jimmy Mulligan on 087 698 7700 or any club executive member.”

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

They 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 0441 or Maureen O’Shea at 087-979 5220, Jer Lynch at 087-2025402.

Meanwhile, Churchill GAA are offering similar help. Chairman of the club, Ger Carmody, said they are available to do shopping, collect fuel or medical prescriptions for elderly or vulnerable people who are self-isolating in the Churchill area. You can call Ger on 087-0551999 or Dermot Crowley on 087-7657742 if you need help.

St Brendan’s Hurling Club in Ardfert have also issued contact numbers 087 6651499 or 087 4528078 and say they will help where possible.

Other clubs in the town are encouraging their members to check on elderly and vulnerable people in their areas to see if they can help in any way during the crisis. You can contact them via their facebook pages.

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