Garda/Westmanstown Gaels

Founded 1922/2004

Co. Dublin

Update following government update

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Following the publication of the Irish Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19

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document on September 15 , the GAA’s Covid Advisory group yesterday issued key

updates for those involved in Gaelic Games in the 26 Counties with specific relevance to our activities and games in Level’s 2, 3 and 4.

This evening An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin announced that Dublin would move from Level 2 to Level 3 from midnight tonight which will have the following effect on training and games in the underage (U16’s down) section.

Underage GAA activities in Level 3:

All scheduled fixtures from Minor age grade (U18) down will be suspended with immediate effect.

Underage training must be on a non-contact basis in pods of up to 15 including the coach.

Club Challenge games in Level 3 Counties are not permitted – neither are clubs from Level 3 Counties (or Level 2 with additional restrictions) permitted to travel outside the County to play a challenge game.

Nursery:

Club nurseries can continue on a non-contact basis and in pods of 15 as outlined

above.

However, in order to prepare properly and fully familiarise all our nursery coaches with age appropriate non-contact sessions we have taken the decision that for Saturday 20th of September we will not be running our Club nursery.

We plan to welcome all our nursery children back again on Saturday 26th of September.

Juvenile Teams (U8 to U16)

Our GPO, Declan Jennings will be sharing non-contact drills and reviewing our training allocation times with the team coaches, to ensure that our children remain fully engaged during the suspension of games.

We have all enjoyed our games since we returned in early July and hopefully this is a minor speed bump on the road to a full resumption in the months ahead.

Please continue to follow all public health advice on the prevention of Covid-19, stay safe and encourage your children to practice their skills off their left and right.

Michael Healy Juvenile Chairman

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