Welcome back!

Welcome back

We’ve really missed you and are delighted to be welcoming back our members from next Saturday 5th September.

Please note: In line with Sports Ireland Guidance, there will be a phased return to training with 4th class upwards starting from next Saturday, 2nd class to follow later in the month and a decision regarding 1st class in October. 3rd class will go back after Holy Communion classes are over.  All groups will be contacted in the normal way in advance by their coaches.

We will post the times and pitch play areas as soon as possible on the website along with the new entry and exit gates to and from the pitch. Watch this space!

 

Important notes and changes – the new normal

In light of the current situation and new Covid 19 regulations it is important that sessions start and finish on time, and that groups only enter and exit via the designated gates. It’s really important to remember now, that as things open up further, that PERSONAL responsibility and your own JUDGEMENT are more important than ever. We must continue to act responsibly and work together. Strict physical distancing protocols will be in place outside the field area and must be adhered to at all times. We ask for your understanding, commitment and cooperation to ensure this and prevent any further setbacks.

Please see some of the actions and necessary information below (further details will follow shortly):

Club House & Toilets

There will be no access for players to either the club house or toilets for the foreseeable future. School toilets are also out of bounds. A note with more information will go out to parents shortly. We envisage shorter sessions, particularly for the younger groups because of this.

Covid 19 Officer and Supervisors

All groups must have a Covid 19 Supervisor present at each session. These supervisors will be easily identifiable in high vis jackets. They have various duties, one of the more important being to ensure players have completed the Health Declaration Form and signed up to each session in advance (more detail on this also to follow next week).

Janell Callan will be our new Covid Officer this year. The Covid Officer role and other protocols can be found on the Hockey Ireland website HERE

The Officer and Supervisor positions are all voluntary so we thank all the volunteers for their assistance.

Players

To start the season, only players who were registered and played in season 2019/20 can come back to training in the first instance. Once these players are back, we will open registration for 2020/21 but please note that some groups are likely not be in a position to open up to new players this year (due to group size requirements).

Further details and requirements will be issued next week via e mail, so please check your inboxes and get back to us ASAP if you have any comments or queries.

Really looking to seeing you all and getting back to “normality”.

Here’s a wee video to help you understand everything: