Important issues for parents to be aware of
There are two very important issues that need to be brought to the attention of parents:
All children have to be members of the club and cannot train without membership paid prior to the 26th April.
Unfortunately, COVID 19 is still with us and as a result we need to implement all relevant regulations. To be fully compliant with these regulations we need more help from parents. We need parents to volunteer to help us around Covid at each training session and matches. No team can train or play without a Covid Officer. If you can help your child’s underage team, please contact Declan O’Connell on +353 (87) 096 4331, Fionnán Fitzgerald on (087) 986 0441 Stephen O’Brien on 086 8376432 or your child’s co-ordinator.
Academy Returns on May 9th.
Our eagerly awaited return for our Academy will be Sunday May 9th at 11am and all are welcome we will have all covid regulations in place and anybody who wants to help out please get in contact with us.
We move closer to training and being back in our pitches. Our initial training calendar is at the bottom of this document. A lot of hard work and compromise went in to this and we thank Fionnán Fitzgerald Runaí, Mike Sweeney, Chairman, Sean Hennessy Chairman of Ladies Club, Stephen O’Brien Coaching Officer and Declan O’Connell and Ger Collins from Coiste na nÓg for the hours they put in to ensure everything is well documented and the timetable is safe.
We all depend on each other more and we have to have full trust in everyone involved in the club and full trust in parents bringing children to training. Parents and players trust us that we will have all protocols in place and we trust you to fill out relevant forms before each training session and not bring sick children to training.
On Friday last, we got a 15-page guideline document from Croke Park that outlines what needs to be done prior to and when we return to training. It covers medical Information and Basic Information for Coaches and Team Personnel.
Parent and Guardians also have responsibilities and the main ones being that membership has to be paid prior to the 26th April for every child attending training sessions.
And prior to each training session or game, and until further notice, parents/guardians, on behalf of players must complete the self-administered standard risk assessment health questionnaire and must keep children away from training if they are ill and have any symptoms such as a high temperature, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and change in taste or smell will be identified.
We all want to keep our children playing, out in the fresh air and in a safe environment.
We have prayed and looked forward to this day for so long. It is here now and we have to take on that extra responsibility as a Community to ensure we keep everyone safe. We have to trust each other and our community in Ballymac GAA club.
This full document is posted here
It is well worth a read for information/ education purposes and also to see how much work has gone in to covering every aspect of our return to SAFE training.