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28 June 2020
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LUCAN SARSFIELDS

The latest edition of the GAA Return to Games protocols have been published. Every member is advised to read and keep up to date with the documents see http://learning.gaa.ie/covid-19

The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Return To Play, document outlining the guidelines and control measures that apply specifically to our facilities, teams and members has been circulated to every team mentor and is available on the news section of the club website.

It is the personal responsibility of each participant to ensure they are fit and healthy to resume training.

One of the most common questions asked, is regarding membership; before any player returns to play, they must be a current member of the club. Club membership runs from January 1 to December 31 each year, regardless of the code played.

As part of Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club membership, everyone is registered with one or more of the appropriate organisations; GAA, Camogie Association or LGFA. These organisations may have different registration periods, but once your membership payment is received, all members will be correctly registered. For membership / registration queries, please eMail lucan.sarsfields.registrar@gmail.com

To return to train/play in 2020, following the restrictions, once a player has a valid membership, the eLearning Module must be completed (save or print the certificate of completion), and the health questionnaire must be submitted to the team Covid-19 Supervisor. For all players from Minor to nursery, a parent or guardian completes the eModule and health questionnaire on their behalf. Training cannot resume unless the team has identified a Covid-19 supervisor.

All adults who volunteer with juvenile teams and/or adult teams with juvenile players must also be members and have up to date Garda vetting and Safeguarding completed.

Once the first training session has taken place, the health status must be reconfirmed before each subsequent session.

One of the important things to note is that there will be no access to changing rooms or toilets at the club. Due to the large number of teams using the club, it will not be possible to manage the disinfecting of the toilets to the required standard.

Our Games committees are hard at work, preparing the timeslots for our teams, ensuring that all the requirements are met, and we ask that, while we get used to the new protocols, that everyone is patient and to follow the advice and instructions of the Covid supervisors, when they take up the role, remember they are volunteers without whom we cannot train and they are new to this too.

If you have a query regarding the return to play guidelines, please let us know by completing the form on https://bit.ly/ReturnToPlayQuery, We will compile a list of frequently asked questions and post the answers on the website.

If everyone continues to follow the guidelines, we will all be able to enjoy an un-interrupted and safe summer/autumn schedule.

Birdie

The HSE Covid-19 testing centre that was in place at the Club, has been decommissioned and our clubhouse and grounds handed back. The premises are undergoing a deep clean and decontamination to ensure it is safe to use for all, however the Clubhouse will remain closed for the time being, only reopening when permitted by both GAA and Government advice.

Over the last few months, many essential external repair and maintenance works were carried out, but it doesn't stop there, there is always more to be done! If you have a trade or skill and can spare the odd hour or two, drop a line to lucansarsfieldsPRO@gmail.com, the old saying 'many hands make light work' is especially true in this case.

Our sincere sympathies to the Flannery family on the death of Martina Kenny, sister of Peter and Tommy and sister-in-law of Maura and Mary. May she rest in peace.

Lucan Sarsfields Lotto Jackpot 20,000 euro
There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot sponsored by Lucan Village Pharmacy, held on Thursday 18th June, 2020. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 14 and 15.

The Lucky Dip winners (30 euro) this week: Ultan Tuite, Caroline Treanor, Miriam O'Connor, Pat Keane and 'Tommy and Liam'.

Next Draw: Thursday, June 25, 2020 , Sponsor: Colaiste Laichtin, Inis Oirr, Managed by Team Flannery - Mary, Tommy, and Donal.

IMPORTANT: For the duration of the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak the lotto draw will take place on Thursday nights at 9pm behind closed doors and will be live streamed on Facebook.
You can still enter the draw by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/LucanSarsfieldsClubLotto or on the local lotto link on the Lucan Sarsfields website. Make sure to get your entry in before 6pm on Thursday to be included in that night's draw. These are very challenging times, so please continue to support your Club by playing lotto online.