Congratulations to LEE Strand celebrating 100 years.
On the 30th April Lee Strand celebrated its 100 years birthday. Everyone in Ballymac GAA celebrated this special milestone with them. Lee Strand have been serving our Community in many ways over the years. Keeping our farmers going, giving employment to our neighbors and friends, supplying us all with excellent products and have always had our back in Ballymac GAA. No matter what fundraiser we run or when we ask for help they have always been supporting us all the way. For that we are truly grateful. From everyone in Ballymac GAA we send our heartiest congratulations, a big heartfelt thanks and our best wishes to Lee Stand for the years ahead.
Community Alert Teams up with Ballymac GAA Coiste Scór
Well done to Tom Herlihy for sitting down with Fionnán last week and recording a story for us to help pass away our nights. It was a great collaboration really well done and so informative. Thank you Tom for giving this time to our Community and entertaining us so well from a distance. Míle Buíochas. If you have not seen this great production click on to the Ballymac Community Alert or GAA Facebook pages and view it there. It is well worth the time.
Re opening Roadmap
This week we were given an outline of the reopening map for the country. To reopen the country will prove far more challenging than closing it down. Right now we do not have specifics and our pitch is closed and no training and games can take place.
This week our Uachtarán Seán Ó hÓráín acknowledged this, in a message to clubs. He said ” Health is Wealth and the GAA won’t be interested in compromising this. So, while it may be the case that in the coming weeks there are some easing of restrictions in society – the GAA remains a long way off a return to training and matches at club or county level.” He added “Amid all the speculation about the possibility of there being any form of Gaelic games being played in 2020, there is the important fact that public health is more important than any return to play protocol.
Health is wealth and the GAA won’t be interested in compromising this. That effort should not be allowed to be all in vain. To return prematurely to action would be reckless and disregard all of the effort and sacrifice which has been invested by so many. There will be games again some day and the GAA will come back stronger than ever.
If we stay the course, we have a chance to make sure we return with so many of our friends and family who remain at risk while this crisis continues. Let’s continue to play our part. Continue to stay safe and continue to hope.”
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
This week we are planning for when we get back! We ask all coaches and supporters to download the club force app. We hope to communicate through this app going forward and now is the time to practice. Download and set up an account. Next week and during the week we will send out the next step for coaches.
Stress Control programme available over the next few weeks online.
Feeling a little overwhelmed with lock-down? Fear or anxiety creeping into your daily life? This is not uncommon in these uncertain times. COVID 19 has brought with it a lot of stress, but the good news is that stress is something that you can control.
HSE and Health and Wellbeing are offering a Stress Control programme online, commencing Monday 13th April 2020, via www.stresscontrol.org.
This 3 week programme is for adults aged 18 and over.
It is FREE of charge to the public and delivered by Dr.Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist (and creator of the programme).
Why not give it a go! It costs nothing but could help a lot.
Sessions are from 2.oopm to 3.30pm or from 8.30 to 10.00pm each day
Click on this link for full information.
With the recent government announcement on the extension of the Covid-19 restrictions, Ballymac GAA Lotto is suspended. We will relook at the lotto and if we can/cannot proceed during the week of the 5th May. At all times we act in line with the Government / HSE advice. Our priority is to safeguard the health of our club officer’s lotto players, sellers, and our members who run our draws.
Ballymac GAA is grateful for all the support of our club Lotto.
Community Notes Via web site etc
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