Last week the government announced plans and dates for a phased return for Senior Inter County training from April 19th and underage non-contact training from April 26th . The news gave a welcome lift to so many people from players to supporters, parents and coaches. We can all now begin to see some light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully it will mean that GAA pitches from Lorrha to Carrick on Suir and from Solohead to Gortnahoe will soon welcome back all our young players who are eagerly awaiting the reopening of their club grounds.
However, we must all now play our part to make sure that our pitches and facilities remain open. WE must continue to follow the return to play protocols as set out by the GAA prior to any training sessions, no matter how small they may be. I am sure that each club will, in the coming week be sending out details and arrangements for training sessions and times and it is vital that while following each clubs’ individual protocols, everyone logs in to their Foireann account and submits the health questionnaire for each person attending whether they be a player or coach. It is important also that parents and guardians use a “Drop and Go” system at each venue and do not congregate in groups of any size while training is in progress.
If everyone follows the advice and guidance provided, we can ensure that we will all have a summer filled with great enjoyment and fun like we have all been hoping for.