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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

03 May, 2020

The key messages for this week:

  • ‘Stay the Course’. With the announcement this week of the phased lifting of restrictions there is room for optimism. This optimism is predicated on our continued adherence to travel restrictions and social distancing.
  • Please remember you are not alone and we will get through this together. See Midleton GAA Community Assistance Program.  
  • The GAA Volunteers will also be playing an active role in the Local Authority Community Call (see below under Useful Numbers).
  • Practicing hurling, camogie and football skills will help in multiple ways.
  • Midleton GAA Healthy Club gets behind the Peita Appeal. Darkness into Light in a different form next Sat at 5.30am. 

Midleton GAA…at the ‘Heart of the Community’. Ní neart go cur le chéile. There is no strength without unity.

Overview of Re-Opening Phases

The announcement of the plans for the phased opening of society and the economy was made during the week. This is a positive development as it gives us something to aim for. I think we have all heard the message that these dates are not set in stone, can change and depend on our continued adherence to advice and social distancing. Some details of the plans are outlined below. More details can be found at



Some more detail as it pertains to Cultural & Social Measures.

Midleton GAA Community Assistance Programme – Covid-19

Even though we are planning to enter a phased re-opening, if you need assistance then please contact anyone on the list of volunteers. 

COVID-19 Useful Numbers

Midleton Magpie Profile

With so many members across all the different sections of the club, it is often difficult to know ‘who is who’. In an effort to introduce members to one another, from the youngest Juvenile boy or girl to adults players, coaches and officers, we are compiling Midelton Magpie Profiles. These will be published on social media and other channels. Your representative will have been in contact but in case you missed the instructions on how to access the form…go to homepage, click on ‘Magpie Profile Form’ link in top right hand corner, download form relevant to you/your child, fill our and return to your representative. If you don’t have their email address then you can send it to GAA PRO at

Healthy Club Programme

Darkness into Light is postponed. Without the funds raised by this event, all of Pieta’s services are now facing an immediate and devastating financial crisis. More than 80% of our funds come from the public, and we need you to help us today to keep our lifesaving services available to those who need them most, especially during these darkest days.

As we will not be walking together this May, Midleton GAA Healthy Club and Pieta would like to invite everyone to show community and solidarity with those impacted by suicide by getting up at 5:30am on 9th May to watch the sunrise from their homes. Please spread our message and offer hope by wearing a Darkness Into Light t-shirt, or anything yellow, and sharing your sunrise moment using #DILSunriseAppeal #DIL2020.

In order to donate to this appeal go to

Safeguarding & Vetting

Following recent club notes in relation to safeguarding and vetting as well as individual correspondence to those who need to fulfill their requirements there has been an absolutely fantastic response.  Thank you to everyone who got motivated and began renewal of one or both. It is much appreciated.  It is important to us as a club that we comply with mandatory requirements and the response from members to this request gives us a great sense of club spirit.  The environment in which our players train and play is important to all of us. Thank you.

Any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams, or any team that has a player under 18 years of age must be vetted. The National Vetting Bureau Act 2012-2016 makes vetting a statutory obligation and therefore applies to everyone working with children.  Vetting can be done online through the E Vetting system

The GAA is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate.  In an attempt to achieve this for all our underage players, coaches must complete a Safeguarding 1 workshop as highlighted in the Children First as one of the mandatory requirements.

Correspondence has gone out this week to coaches who are required to update either vetting or safeguarding.  Anyone who has completed Safeguarding 1 in 2016 can do an online refresher.  Please follow the steps if this applies to you;


2.   The GAA

3.   Child, Welfare & Protection

4.   Safeguarding tutors

5.   Online Safeguarding 1 refresher

This will take approximately 45 mins but it can be done at a time that suits you best.  Once completed please send the date and cert number to 087 6374748 or to  For anyone who completed Safeguarding 1 prior to 2016 there will be a workshop facilitated in the club when we are again back to business.

Midleton GAA have always been compliant with regard to these mandatory requirements so it would be great to have everything updated during this period of closure so we will be ready to get back to action without delay when the time comes.  Anyone with any queries/difficulties please contact Ingrid at 087 6374748.

Midleton Camogie

As we continue to follow HSE guidelines in the new world we live in we realise that there is an eagerness out there to return to normality.  Our camogie members are all doing their bit complying with regulations while also continuing to train individually. We have seen some fabulous evidence of the work that’s being done. Our under 11s in particular have put in a great effort. Well done to all our young players who are continuing to puc around at home while putting the safety of everyone to the fore. We hope that sometime in the foreseeable future we will see a return to the game we love but for now we will wait for guidance from the national association. In the meantime coaches can work towards renewing their vetting and safeguarding requirements as well as participating with the online foundation training organised by Rebél Og. We would also like to draw your attention to where there are a number of interesting webinars , online talks and some very useful information in relation to Gaelic games.  Best wishes to all, stay safe and well.


The online booking system for the Cúl Camps is now open. At the moment the Gaa are planning to go ahead with all camps across the Country. They will however be guided by the HSE so any changes to dates will be notified ASAP. 


The club would like to extend our sympathies to Jo Savage, to other members of the Savage family and to the O’Brien family on the recent passing of Tom Savage. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam



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