Faughs GAA Club

Faughs GAA / Faughs Celtic Camogie Safe Return to Gaelic Games

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We are pleased to be planning for a safe return to Gaelic Games commencing from Wed June 24th. See key dates below for a phased return to playing along with steps/guidelines to be followed by players and mentors.

Each team will have a Covid Supervisor in place who will work closely with the Lead Mentor for the team.

All parents of juvenile players , all mentors and adult players must complete the on line learning module from the GAA – Covid-19 Club Education eLearning Module – and send a copy of certification of competition to their Team Covid supervisor.

This eLearning module aims to inform those involved with GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association Clubs on their roles and responsibilities for the safe resumption of Gaelic games activities. It is particularly aimed at Covid Supervisors/Officers, Players/Team Personnel, and the Parents/Guardians of Underage Players. However, Clubs should ensure that anyone present at training sessions/games completes it to gain an understanding of the Safe Return Guidelines.

A Health Questionaire – HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE – must also be completed.

See below for further detailed steps and information.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Faughs soon



    Summary of Dates


    June 24th to 27th: Return to training – Adults/Minors, no contact allowed
    June 29th: Return to training – u13s and above
    July 6th: Return to training – Under 8s to Under 12s.
    June 29th: All ages – Full teams – Contact and challenge games allowed
    July 17st: All ages – full teams – Club fixtures allowed (Details to follow)


    The GAA Safe return to Gaelic Games has been circulated to all Parents/Players/Mentors

    Steps / Guidelines:

    No Mentor/Player/Parent or anyone involved in Faughs GAA/Celtic should feel under any pressure to return to play until they feel comfortable to do so.

    It is the personal responsibility of everyone involved to complete the required steps below.

    There is a personal responsibility to act with respect for fellow GAA members in all of this and we would ask for this commitment from you.

    Faughs will use best endeavours to ensure we can all return to training and games as safely as possible.

    Please be aware that guidelines can change and we will update you as this happens.


    Each team will appoint a Covid Supervisor from its Mentor panel if possible – Role Overview: ROLE OF COVID SUPERVISORS

    2. E-MODULE

    All Players/Mentors/Parents of Juvenile Players are required to complete  Covid-19 Club Education eLearning Module. When completed take a picture of the Cert and send it to your teams Covid supervisor.


    Prior to returning to training all players, mentors and anyone involved with teams must complete a Health Questionnaire online.

    Info / Guidelines on completing the Health Questionnaire are here: HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE INFO

    Complete the Health Questionnaire here: COVID Return to Play

    It will be the responsibility of the individual to inform the team’s Covid Supervisor of any change in circumstance at subsequent sessions.


    Do not share personal equipment, water bottles, gloves, clothes etc. Label bottles with names. Shared equipment will be sanitised after each training.


    Parent/guardian must drop off and collect children punctually at the club. Please do not be late. Enough time is being allowed in scheduling training that no teams should overlap with another. Please check in with Covid Supervisor on arrival.


    Ensure children wash hands and use toilet facilities at home prior to training. Please bring your own hand sanitizer to training/matches and sanitize hands before and after.


    Covid-19 Signage will be in place around the club and training areas. Hand sanitiser will be available.


    The resumption to training schedule has been circulated to all Mentors. Training will be structured to adhere to social distancing guidelines where required.

    Players may train with multiple teams.

    If a player becomes unwell during training, they will be separated from the group by the Covid Supervisor and their parent or guardian will be called immediately to collect them.

    There will be no dressing rooms available so players to arrive togged out.

    There will be limited toilet facilities available but we would encourage players to use toilets before they arrive to training.

    Players will train in groups with the appropriate Mentor to Player ratio.


    If there are any questions please contact:

    • Tommy O Mahoney 0868114643
    • Fiona Kelly 0877375881 (Hurling)
    • Paula Finnegan 0877569773 (Camogie)

    Further Information

    GAA website https://learning.gaa.ie/covid19resources
    HSE website https://www.hse.ie/eng/


  • Update 18 June

    Faughs GAA are currently planning a restart of activities in line with the GAA Roadmap and Safe Return to Play that was published on Friday June 5th (with update on June 12). We are requesting all club mentors, adult players, and parents of juvenile players to review the roadmap and guidelines, copy attached.

    Our focus continues to be the safety of our players, mentors, and our community as we work on planning to return safely to team training on pitches from Monday June 29th.

    We will be circulating additional information on Faughs detailed return to play plans which will include access to a short online education module over the next week. We will be requesting all mentors, adult players and parents of our juvenile players to complete the online module with details to follow next week.

    The club are looking forward to your ongoing support and cooperation as we return to the pitches for team training for our juvenile and adult teams.

    Finally, please note that our club house and facilities remain closed at this time.

    CLICK HERE For the latest updates from the GAA


    Update 27 March

    GAA statement. We will  update you as we learn more.

    Download (PDF, 67KB)


    Update 27 March

    All Faughs facilities are closed until further notice. This decision is made in the best interest of club members and our community to minimise the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus. Please follow all the HSE Guidelines on dealing with Covid 19.

    Dorry Murray Tournament

    We have made the decision to postpone the U13 Dorry Murray Tournament on May 10th; as we all continue to follow the HSE guidelines in dealing with Covid19. We hope to reschedule the tournament if possible, later in the year.

    National Feile

    The National Feile for Camoige and Hurling unfortunately but understandable is cancelled and will not go ahead on June 5th and 6th as we all continue to follow the HSE guidelines in dealing with Covid19

    Update 15 March

    The Club house bar will now be closed until further notice. This decision is made in the best interest of club members and staff and to minimise the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus.

    Be safe, please follow the guidelines issued by the HSE.


    Update 12 March

    In light of statements from Dublin GAA / the GAA / An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Government on 12 March, all collective training and matches for Faughs hurling and camogie teams are cancelled until further notice.

    The planned St Patrick’s Day Celebrations and events at the Club House are cancelled.

    All Faughs social events and all organised collective team activities are cancelled until further notice

    The Bar remains open and will operate under the HSE guidelines.


    Statement: Dublin GAA Covid-19 update

    Statement: GAA, Camogie Association, and the LGFA