Update on Ballymac GAA Lotto.
Following the Government directive on Social Distancing and The GAA suspension of games and activities in March Ballymac GAA suspended our weekly lotto.
Our lotto has been supported by all our community in various ways since it was founded over twenty years ago.
The backbone of our weekly lotto have been our local sellers, our local draw venues and our members who run the weekly draw. We also have a good number of our players who play on line.
At the moment it is not possible to run the lotto and our Jackpot stands at €7,000.00 . When the Lotto resumes all annual, multi and single tickets that are currently in the draw will be honoured for the full period eg if you have an annual ticket bought locally from a seller you will still get the remaining draws from the total of 50. The locally sold tickets will have the end dates changed to account for the period of time of the suspension.
In the mean time we toyed with running the lotto solely on line and felt our Club could not do this as too many people not playing on line have invested in the Jackpot etc However from next Monday 25th May we are going to run an only on line lotto until we can get back to our normal lotto. This is totally separate from our present lotto and to facility Social Distancing it will be run totally online.
Once we get back to normal this lotto will be finished and we will continue with our normal lotto. The Jackpot of ” Ballymac Play Ball” if not won by the time we return to full activity will be added to the now suspended €7,000.00 jackpot.
PLAY BALL: (Ballymac On-Line only Lotto)
The option to buy on line will be on our web site from early this coming week. Full details will be circulated on Social Media and via online newsletter during this coming week. We will run this for the duration of the challenge of social distancing. We have been instructed by Croke Park to continue to adhere to the restrictions and to refrain from any gatherings. These measures are expected to remain in place until at least the July 20.
1. Tickets can only be bought on line via ballymacgaa.com and on the various Social Media/newsletters’ etc that will issue later this week.
- The initial Jackpot is for €500.00
- Weekly Lucky dip prize to the value of €20.00
- The jackpot increases by €20.00 each week.
- Numbers played from 1 to 32
- The purchase options are: 3 lines for €5 for 1 weeks entry with an option to play for 1 draw, 5 draws, 10 draws and 16 draws.
Maximum purchase at the moment is 16 weeks.
The Draw will be conducted live via Facebook every Monday night at 9pm and we will use the online facility on our Clubforce application to this.
The Jackpot if not won will be added to Ballymac GAA Lotto when activities resume post Social Distancing.
Some Local Business Open to a New Normal this week
Some of our local businesses who have supported Ballymac GAA over the years are opening up to a new normal this week.
It has been a tough time for all our local businesses and opening up has its own worries. Monday is not the end of the Lockdown it is only the beginning of something new. We need Phase 1 to work so that we can proceed to Phase 2 on the 8th June and work even harder then to proceed onto Phase 3 & 4 & 5. We as a Community need to support our local businesses especially those who have always been so supportive of us in the past.
However we must respect their “new normal” which will mean a lot of changes to facility Social Distance and also other health measures. We must have patience and respect for everyone the staff, the new regulations and our fellow shoppers. If things are going to get better it is up to us do our bit and respect all frontline workers and businesses.
It is also important to support and these businesses in their on line promotions by :
Liking & Sharing their page on all social media platforms
Refer their business to a friend
Leave a review on their page or write a review on your own social media tagging the business
Great article on Half Way Shop in Irish Examiner
On Saturday Tony Leen wrote a fantastic article in the Irish Examiner called
“Where a shop opening is a heartbeat, not a hard sell”. It gave lovely and well deserved praise to our Local Half Way Shop. Congratulations to Pat McCarthy and family on making the news in this very popular newspaper. Tony Leen in his article articulated how much has been done for us all as a community by The Half Way shop.
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
Free To All: How to Age Well’ webinar featuring Micheal O Muircheartaigh
On Tuesday next, 19 May 2020 from 6.30p.m. to 7.30p.m. the GAA Health and Comunity Departments will host a webinar in association with TILDA ( TCD Longitudinal study on How to Age Well in Ireland).
GAA and TILDA host ‘How to Age Well’ webinar featuring Micheal O Muircheartaigh
The live, supported by Irish Life, event will feature evidence and anecdotes revealing the secrets of a long and happy life on
TUESDAY 19 MAY 2020 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
This Webinar is open to all in the community, Community so please share this news with your family, neighbors and friends and can be accessed by clicking on the join webinar link below:
If anyone in our community would like to avail of our web site etc for Community Notes during this time just drop a text to 0879795220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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