Club Notes 2nd August 2020

New Club App: ClubZap

With our club approaching 1000 members and nearly 50 teams, we have a requirement for a more efficient way of managing a modern-day club of our size. Following a review of a number of tools that are available in the marketplace that facilitated this, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Irish Company ClubZap

  1. Download ClubZap from the relevant App store and Open                                                             
  2. Search for ‘O’Dwyers GAA’ in the club search
  3. Validate your installation by completing the form with your Name, Email & Phone Number
  4. If prompted enter the 6 digit validation code you received via text message
  5. Help & Support: https://odwyersgaa.com/clubzap/

Not bad in a week in terms of sign-up and App Opens!

Return to play: Covid Officer Update

It has been a very busy couple of weeks since our return to play. I wanted to provide you with an overview of the steps that our club has put in place with GAA, LGFA and Camogie associations to ensure a secure environment for all.

  1. Every member and player have completed a mandatory elearning module
  2. Prior to Club participation every member provided an update Health Questionnaire and this is ongoing for every session
  3. Each club team has an appointed Covid Supervisor in place to ensure adherence to Club health policies
  4. Track & Trace adherence for every player is in place
  5. HSE & GAA facility recommendations are fully adhered too
  6. We have sanitisation points at the main pitches 
  7. A medical isolation room in place 
  8. Shared and team equipment is sanitised after each session
  9. Reduced training period & team pod isolation in place via One Way systems in club
  10. Adult teams are temporarily training on Bells pitches only  
  11. Social distancing and Good personal Hygiene guidelines  are regularly communicated and adhered too.
  12. Regular communication process with Covid Supervisors on Team mentors on changes in policies

We have followed all the GAA protocols and are adhering to the latest updates, GAA commentary is that it is 19 times more unlikely that you will contract COVID while playing sports and outdoors as it is to be in an enclosed space. 

So as long as we all continue to work together, we will keep everyone Safe while enjoying our sports

Player Membership

We have conducted a membership review for the 2020 season and the paid membership levels are extremely low versus what we expect. The club appreciate that there was a significant interruption to our season. However the majority of our teams are now back training and competitive games coming up. 

We as a club need to ensure that every player and active member have paid their membership in full to ensure that they can play/train and are covered by insurance to play.  All payment options will remain in place for the full year to facilitate installment payments and membership can be paid online via Club website or in the Club on Sat morning between 11 and 1

Further details available on our website membership page: https://odwyersgaa.com/membership/ or contact our Club Registrar Antionette on 089 4709815

Weekly Games Fixtures

A list of competition fixtures and venues is updated (usually Tuesday) each week and available on Clubzap or our website: https://odwyersgaa.com/weekly-fixtures/

Skill Weeks 11

Bookings for the Skills Weeks has ended. Preparations are underway to provide a fun filled week(s) for our young players. We are proposing to manage our skills week via our new club app called ClubZap. Once we receive all the applications we will then be able to put everyone into their perspective groups and communicate with everyone via the app.

Please download ClubZap  you have booked a place on the Skill Week(s)

Juvenile Teams Update

  • OgDwyers Nursery: Are are aiming to restart our Nursery Programme following our Skills Week, keep an eye on our club notes for further updates.  https://odwyersgaa.com/og-dwyers/
  • U7s OgDwyers Academy (Boys & Girls Born 2013): Are are aiming to restart our Academy Programme following our Skills Week, keep an eye on our club notes for further updates.  https://odwyersgaa.com/og-dwyers/
  • U8s (Boys & Girls Born 2012): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Declan on 087 9189478. 
  • U9s (Boys & Girls Born 2011): Training back in full flow. We had a great morning on Saturday as we played St Pat Stamullen in a challenge, also welcome to Ryan who recently joined us and played a stormer in his first game.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Mick on 086 8211129. https://odwyersgaa.com/2020/02/02/2011/
  • U10s Boys (Born 2010): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Adrian on 087 7791461
  • U10 Girls (Born 2010): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Michael on 087 – 9693780
  • U11s (Boys & Girls Born 2009): On Tuesday 28th August 2 O’Dwyers U11 teams took to the fields in Stamullen to play St. Pat’s in Gaelic Football. Both teams played with commitment, passion, enthusiasm and confidence. Great evenings football was had by all. Training continues this week with Gaelic Football sessions scheduled for 7pm in the All Weather on Tuesday and 6pm in Bremore on Friday.  Next Saturday U11s are playing Whitehall Colmcille in Bremore @11am in both Hurling & Gaelic Football. If any new player is interested in joining the U11s please contact Ronan @ 0872209497.
  • U12s (Boys Born 2008): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Gareth on 087 7523032
  • U12 Girls (Girls Born 2008): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Barry on 087 7389593

Youth Teams Update

  • U13s Boys (Born 2007): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Paul on 087 9115403
  • U13 Girls (Born 2007): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Gerard on 086 2131961
  • U14s Boys (Born 2007): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Paul on 085 1173361
  • U14 Girls (Born 2007): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Cathal on 087 9952164
  • U15s Boys (Born 2006): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Paul on 087 2077181
  • U15 Girls (Born 2006): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Fiona on 086 – 4043751
  • U16 Boys (Born 2005):Preparation for both Football and Hurling championships. We have had a number of good competitive challenge games, so the lads are well prepared, also special thanks to Anthony Holly for a couple of additional sessions with the lads.We would like to invite all members to come out and support the lads over the coming weeks in what we hope will be a good challenging championship.New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Robbie 086 8282753 or Dave 087 9702479
  • U18 Girls (Born 2005): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Shirley on 087 6356760

Adult Teams Update

  • Adult Ladies Football: Our Ladies are out again in the Championship this Wednesday.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Mick on 089 – 2023226
  • Adult Men Football: Our men are out again in the Championship this Tuesday. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Sean 0868341104 or Davey 086 8287484
  • Adult Mens Hurlers: Our hurlers are out in the Championship this weekend.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Paul on 087 2077181

 

Coaching Corner

Skills Week Coaching: If you are available,  have experience of coaching and meet the necessary criteria to coach at our Skills Weeks we have opened an application process. Full details available here: https://odwyersgaa.com/coaching/camps-coaching-application-summer/

Club Shop

Our club shop is open every Saturday morning between 11am and 12pm with a stock of club tops, bottoms, hurls, helmets,  gum shields, socks and shorts. The shop has new hurls and helmets for sale. If anybody has a helmet they would like to trade-in or not using please bring it down to the club shop.

Support our Sponsors and Local Business

Support local business and our sponsors – O’Dwyers GAA, like so many clubs across the country, rely on the support of local business throughout the year. The last few months have been extremely difficult for businesses in Balbriggan. As companies reopen we encourage our members and friends to shop local and help get Balbriggan going again. Tacaigh le gnóthaí áitiúla.

Lotto

Our Club Lotto will make its eagerly awaited return on Monday 10th August. The jackpot which has been carried forward from our last draw will be 1600 euro!

Our lotto provides a greatly needed source of income to the club which as we all know, we have been without since March. We would encourage all our neighbours and friends to play our lotto either at our new designated lotto point behind the checkouts in SuperValu or online on our website www.odwyersgaa.com

 

New Development Update

As per our previous update we still waiting on the final tax clearance document from the Tax office

 

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