Club Notes Week 13 2021   29/03/2021

LOTTO draw took place on Monday March 29th numbers drawn were   1 8 11 28 JACKPOT €5,000 was won. 7 Patrons matched 3 numbers and receive €60,  Ger Brosnan Port Road, O`Regans c/o Eddie, Sinead Courtney Corporate, Agnes Walsh c/o Malachy, Joe o`Carroll Corporate, cian & Leah McMahon, Mike Looney c/o Claire. Jackpot for draw on April 5th will be €5,000 

We are calling on all members to support our weekly lotto as this represents one of the main sources of revenue for the club. With activity likely to recommence on the fields over the next few weeks we need people’s support to maintain our facilities in Lewis Road. We have made a number of alterations to make things easier for members to play the easiest one being to play it online by following the link below And follow instructions attached

When you click on the link it brings you to the Clubforce Main page. From here click Club name Dr. Crokes GAA. This brings you to another page that you again put in Dr. Crokes, which in turn brings you to the Dr.Crokes home page. From here click lotto and the rest follows on. Alternatively download the Clubforce app, 

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CLUB GENERAL MEETING will be held on April 6th @ 8pm using Microsoft Teams. any member wishing to log in must contact Secretary Deborah Ann @ to receive link.  

Level the Playing Field We’re calling on you to help your local LGFA club to “Level the Playing Field”. Every time you spend €30 or more, and scan your Lidl Plus card at the till, you’ll receive a stamp on your digital stamp card. If you spend €60, you'll get two stamps, €90 = 3 stamps, and so on.  

Once you have collected 6 stamps, you can submit your completed stamp card which will be added to your chosen club’s total. The more stamp cards submitted for your club, the more rewards they will receive.  

  Follow the simple steps below and help your local LGFA club!  


Step 1: Tap “Start collecting” on the home screen of your app. Make sure to do this before you do your shopping, or you won’t get stamps.  

Step 2: Select your club by following the instructions on the home screen.  

Step 3: Collect your stamps and fill the stamp card! Get one stamp for every €30 spent.  

Step 4: When your stamp card is full – submit it! You can collect as many stamp cards as you like but don’t forget to submit them or they won’t count.  

Rewards begin at a set of new jerseys for clubs that collect at least 50 stamp cards and go right up to €5,000 in cash funding for 500 or more completed cards. In addition, the club in each province that collects the most stamp cards will win the €20,000 top prize. Click here for more information including progress updates for clubs and shareable resources to encourage engagement in your community.  

Remember to scan Lidl Plus every time you shop to collect your stamps!  

MEMBERSHIP Registrations now open...This is a reminder that Dr. Crokes GAA member registration is now open for 2021 season. 

If you want to register and cannot remember your password, please click the “Reset Password” button and follow the steps. 

 We ask that you register as soon as possible so as to reduce the significant burden of managing this process on club registrar and committee. 

 You can register online using the link below...Here's looking forward to a successful 2021 for us all...! 

We are appealing for members to download app on their phone as this will be the main means of communicating going forward. If possible if registering more than one member you give individual phone and emails. (for communications). 

DR. CROKES SHOP you can now shop worldwide new selection of Jackets, gilets masks and snoods and other items. Shop online https/ 

MASTERS GOLF CHALLENGE we will be holding another Golf Challenge on Masters on April  8th -11th. Cards are distributed to  usual sellers or may be played online Best option is to click on guest link which will bring you directly to the card and if not a member of Dr. Crokes. If you are a member the guest link will default to your Clubforce log in https/// member 

FAMILY Fun Competition in the next few weeks we will be running a fun competition all ready committed to participating are Colm & Mark Cooper  Fionn and Cilian Fitzgerald  Tony and Steve Brosnan Micheál and Mickey Joe Burns. Áine and Leah McMahon. Further detail to follow 

Am Comórtais / Competition Time 

HEALTH & WELL  Crokes’ Health & Wellbeing Club- Phase 3We can’t go to Croke Park in person, but all of our members can link-in there. They are planning several initiatives for clubs such as ours and it is all going to be free. 

First up is the------------ 

GAA Museum Virtual Book Club 

You can still learn more about Gaelic Games and the history of the Association by becoming a member of their new virtual GAA Museum Book Club. Each month the GAA Museum team will choose a well-known GAA book to read and review. At the end of the month, the museum will host a free online interview with the author, in which you can submit questions and comments. The ambition of the book club is to review some of the great GAA books and to give us all a much-needed sporting boost as we stay at home. 

You can find out more and how to get involved via the following link: 

It is a simple sign-in and away you go then; 

I have already asked Croke Park to consider featuring excellent GAA books written by Dr Crokes’ members. 

1 How to play Gaelic Football published in 1914 Author Dick Fitzgerald 

2 King in a Kingdom of Kings ( 2008) The biography of Dick Fitzgerald. Author Canon Tom Looney 

Any queries, you may contact me. Eamonn Fitzgerald  Dr. Crokes’ Health & Wellbeing Club- Phase 3 

We can’t go to Croke Park in person, but all of our members can link-in there. They are planning several initiatives for clubs such as ours and it is all going to be free. 

First up is the------------ 

GAA Museum Virtual Book Club 

I have already asked Croke Park to consider featuring excellent GAA books written by Dr Crokes’ members. 

1 How to play Gaelic Football published in 1914 Author Dick Fitzgerald 

2 King in a Kingdom of Kings ( 2008) The biography of Dick Fitzgerald. Author Canon Tom Looney 

If you have any queries, you may contact  Eamonn Fitzgerald 0876298606 

Planned suitable exercise is very important for our general health especially during Covid-19, so from Wednesday next March 24th you can join your friends at 11.00 am on the- 

Older Adult Home Exercise Plan 

Kathleen Fitzgerald, PE teacher and a member of Dr Crokes’ Health & Well -Being committee, in conjunction with Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership will present the programme and guide you gently through the exercises. 

 You can do it in the comfort of your own home and all you need is a kitchen chair 

 It is geared for older adults, but anyone can join in and will benefit 

 It starts on Wednesday next March 24 ,11.00 am to 12 noon and will continue for 4 consecutive Wednesdays 

 You can follow it on your computer, IPad, Laptop 

All you have to do is ring Gearóid on 087-690-0593 and he will send on the link to you to join up. 

And the good news is that it is all provided …… 


The Plan is for gentle exercises, but it will also be a great social occasion for you to link up with your friends and say hello to them on your laptop etc. 

Ring Gearóid today on 087-690 0593 and be organised. 

COVID UPDATE Clubs in the 26 Counties/National Fixtures Programme In terms of the immediate future, it is expected that the Government in the South will publish any proposed changes to the current restrictions by the end of next week and we will communicate again with our Clubs and County’s at that point in terms of the implications for GAA activity. 

In the interim, we would again reiterate that the GAA have not decided on what competitions may or may not be facilitated in any revised national fixture programme for 2021. As we have stated previously, such decisions will be a factor of how much time is ultimately available to us, both for an inter county season and for the broader participation levels that will be necessary for a meaningful club season at both adult and underage levels. 

 Cover under both the Injury Benefit Fund and Liability insurance policy is conditional on clubs being in compliance with return to play guidelines and requirements. 

- Particular care is advised in planning for travel to and from training – i.e. only persons from your own bubble should travel in the same vehicle. 

- Games are not permitted until further notice. 

- Use of other indoor facilities – such as bars, kitchens or meeting rooms – is not permitted under the current regulations. 

- Outdoor Handball facilities may be used for Handball training 

- Astro Turf facilities may be used by non-GAA bodies, presuming health guidelines are followed in relation to maximum numbers of 15. 

- Walking tracks on GAA property may continue to be used. 

- Other outdoor events, such as drive in bingo or fundraisers organized by our clubs and which involve people gathering in groups of more than 10 people are not permitted. 

The above provisions relate to Club activity only. Collective Inter County training sessions are not permitted for any age group in either jurisdiction and breaches of this can and will be dealt with under Rule 7.2 (e). 

2020 Injury Fund Extension to 31 May 2021 

Given that no activity has been possible for January to March 2021 a further two-month extension of Injury Fund cover has been ratified by Coiste Bainistíochta. This will now take the 2020 cover term up until 31 May 2021. 

This means that the GAA Injury Benefit Fund cover remains in place based on existing 2020 team registrations. Units do not need to register or pay for their 2021 teams until re-invited to do so. Details with regards to registering and payment for the 2021 GAA Injury Benefit Fund will issue once we have more clarity from Government as to what the coming months may look like. 

It is a condition of the extended 2020 Injury Fund cover to 31 May 2021 that in advance of any permitted return to train or play in either April or May, “All players will still be required to be individually registered for the 2021 season on the new “Foireann” membership system.” 2020 player registrations will “NOT” carry over into 2021 and cover will be declined if a player is not fully registered for the 2021 season in advance of any return to train or play in 2021. 

Pause on “Loss of Wages cover” from 1 January 2021 

Following discussion at a meeting of Central Council on Saturday 20th March last, it was agreed to review the following two options as alternatives to the current pause that has been applied to the loss of wages cover that forms part of the wider Player Injury Benefit Fund. 

1. Offer all our playing members who may feel that loss of wages cover is a prerequisite for participation in GAA activities for 2021 to individually subscribe to a stand-alone GAA endorsed personal injury cover plan for 2021. 

2. Review the 2021 Injury fund premium payable by each of the 1,500 units and potentially increase this premium by 25% to partly cover €1.3m of the forecasted €3m fund deficit to May 2022 if loss of wages cover is to be reinstated during this term. The funds ongoing deficit is primarily due to the absence of gate receipts during this term which ordinarily sub-vents the shortfall in the fund annually. 


In a general context, while there are undoubtedly some challenges ahead for the Association, there is also plenty of hope that with the availability of vaccines and the roll out of the inoculation programmes North and South of the border, a summer filled with Gaelic Games activity lies ahead. 

In the meantime, we await the upcoming government announcements and will continue to communicate regularly with all units. We also request that you keep yourself updated with all communications given the fluid situation that we now find ourselves operating in. Finally, we want to remind you all of the importance of personal responsibility for our actions in relation to Covid-19 as we work together to ensure the safety of everyone in our community. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Cian McMahon on his selection of Munster Minor Player of the Year. 

SYMPATHY to Roland Neher and familly on the death of his father Kurt. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis. 

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