Coiste na nÓg
We are looking forward to being back on our pitch shortly. We have to train in pods of 15. As we get closer to the date, we will keep everyone updated on the arrangements. Covid regulations are still with us and the Club administrators are putting everything in place to ensure a safe return to training. It will just be great to be back and see activity in our two pitches! Ballymac Abú!!
We thank everyone who has paid their membership so far this year. The on line facility to pay membership is on the club force app and the link is also on our web site. Everyone who returns to play, coach, mentor needs to have membership paid. This is vital so that everyone is covered to train and play going forward.
Hopefully we will soon be back on the pitch. In order to we be ready for 2021 season we need to have our Garda vetting up to date. All those vetted in 2016,2017 and 2018 now need to be re-vetted.
How do I get Garda vetted?
These are the steps
Go into wwww.kerrygaa.ie
Go to committees
Down to child welfare
Scroll down to Garda vetting in the gaa
How to be garda vetted and click no 1
If anyone has any difficulty our Children’s Officer Joanne Long is more than willing to help and you can contact Joanne on 0876744334
Lidl “Level the Playing Field”
As of Monday the 4th April our club count was 46 stamp cards. We are so close our target of 50. Hopefully, we managed to complete the final 4 card by midnight on Sunday 11th of April. Keep an eye on our social media pages during the week to see our final number. We would like to thank all of the Lidl shoppers who collected tokens on behalf of the club. It has really been a community effort and we really appreciate your support.
Last Man Standing
Another gruelling week in our “Last Man Standing” competition with 18 participants safely through to Round 4 and 1 participant awaiting results from Monday evenings games. In 3 weeks we have gone from 125 contestants to a possible 19 contestants going into next week. Our 2020 competition had 5 winners, 2 of those are still in the running for the 2021 title. The remaining participants are reminded to have their entries for next weekend in by 3pm on Friday 16th of April.
Coaches and mentors are reminded that safeguarding training must be undertaken ahead of the upcoming season. New coaches/potential coaches must undertake a temporary SG1 Course and existing coaches, who have already completed a SG1 course in the last 3-5 years, must undertake SG1 Refresher Course. Please contact our club secretary for further information.
Skill of the week
This week the focus is on “The Hook Kick”. The Hook Kick is used when moving across the direction of the kick to avoid an opponent or to make a better angle. Check out this video from LGFA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEViD8o4ZWI which gives a step by step explanation. This video along with a fact card can be found on our Facebook page. Show us your skills and send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep an eye out on our social media pages.
Ballymac GAA Lotto Re Launched last Thursday
The Ballymacelligott GAA Club Lotto has gone fully on line with a Jackpot of €8,500.00. The first draw took placelast Thursday night the 8th April at The Half Way Shop.
The Lotto Sponsor Lee Strand was represented by Teresa Walker and Tom Leen President of Ballymacelligott GAA Club, a former employee of Lee Strand.
Mike Sweeney Chairman of Ballymacelligott GAA Club thanked both Teresa and Tom for representing Lee Strand and he thanked Lee Strand for all their support over the years. No matter what the club fundraiser the club runs Lee Strand are very supportive in so many ways. He thanked everyone who bought a lotto ticket not just for tonight’s draw but for all the draws down through the years. It has always been a great fundraiser for the club and he said this was thanks to everyone who buys a ticket.
Also present were Jer Lynch Chairman of Ballymacelligott GAA Lotto Committee, and Kevin Leen from Ballymacelligott GAA Lotto Committee.
Teresa and Tom drew the numbers for Thursday nights Jackpot of €8500.00 live on Facebook and the numbers drawn were 2, 30, 4 and 15.There was no winner of the jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot is €8600.00.
The Lucky dip winners are:
€30.00 Thomas O’Donnell. Coolnadeed.
€20.00 Sheila Barnes
Three winners of 3 Free Random lines for next week’s draw:
Brian Savage, Fionnán Fitzgerald and The Staff of Horans Fruit and Veg, Horans Centre, Tralee.
Jackpot is €8600.00 next week’s Lotto
Next weeks draw will take place on Monday 12th April and thereafter every draw will take place on Monday night live on the Ballymacelligott GAA Facebook Page shortly after 6pm..
We wish to thank everyone who has supported our Lotto, helped in any way over the years and we hope you continue to support us.
You can buy your ticket for the €8600 Jackpot next Monday night by logging on to Ballymacgaa.com anyone having difficulty buying tickets please contact your usual seller, Jer Lynch (087) 2025402 or Maureen O’Shea on 087-9795220.
Health & Wellbeing Notice Board for April.
Our Health and Wellbeing Committee share some really valuable information with us every week. All the links are on line and are all posted on our web site www.ballymacgaa.com under the Health & Wellbeing Tab and our social media pages. It is well worth taking a few minutes as you may find one that will be of benefit to you or someone close to you.
THINK ABOUT IT THURSDAY (week one)
Is there pressure on you to be the Best, online and offline? How are you coping?
Click on the link below for more information https://jigsaw.ie/being-the-best/
Every week we will post information around a different topic on our Social Media pages and web site, relating to young people and mental health.
Our target audience is teenagers/guardians and coaches.
After 3-4 sessions we hope to organise an online talk around substance mis-use/mental health etc.
If any parent/guardian would like a specific topic covered we could look into that.
Support for Grieving
The Irish Hospice Foundation have developed a free bereavement resource pack is for anyone grieving in these very difficult times. It includes advice on coping with grief, funerals in exceptional times and supporting children/young people. It can be downloaded here: https://hospicefoundation.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Support-for-Grieving-in-Exceptional-Times.pdf
Bowel Cancer Awareness
April is #bowelcancerawarenessmonth. You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer through the food we eat. Additionally taking part in BowelScreen, the National Bowel Screening Programme can reduce risk and detect signs of bowel cancer early. Register at;
Engaging Men Webinar Series: Why Men’s Health?
You are invited to the first in a series of webinars focused on Engaging Men. The Why Men’s Health? webinar takes place on the 29th April from 12.00 – 13.00 and registration is here. HSE Health and Wellbeing, together with the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, the Men’s Development Network and the Men’s Health Research Centre in IT Carlow will host this series of webinars which will bring you expert insights about the work and learning from the delivery to date of the HSE National Men’s Health Action Plan ‘Healthy Ireland Men’.
As the HSCNI or HSE can’t deliver our Stress Control classes in the community just now, Dr Jim White will, instead, live-stream the classes until June, free-of-charge. All you need to successfully complete this class is to watch each of the six sessions, read the booklets and use the relaxation and mindfulness. You can find the sessions on YouTube. Further details on dates and where to find the videos can be found at the following links;
Grow it Forward Initiative
GIY, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and public libraries will distribute 50,000 free food growing kits as part of a new ‘Grow it Forward’ initiative. You can claim your free seed pack by contacting your local library. Recipients are asked to use the kits to share the experience with ten people, enabling half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come from growing food at home. Each food growing pack includes:
seeds for beetroot, carrots, salad leaves, peas and tomatoes;
a guide to help grow them and
a postcard and gift tags to help share them.
Further details can be found here: https://www.librariesireland.ie/news/grow-it-forward-with-free-seeds-from-your-local-library
Irish Life Health: April Wellbeing Calendar
To support your health & wellbeing this month we have a range of supports around workplace health & our latest MyLife Step It To Stonewall Challenge in our April Wellbeing Schedule. See the full calendar here: http://bit.ly/3sDVfy1