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Shamrocks GAA Appointment of Chairperson update and announcement.

Due to the ‘Lockdown’ our recent AGM and the appointment of our Executive was an online affair, which was completed as best we could. All Officers were returned with no alternatives put forward. The exception was Chairperson, and everyone was informed that the search would go on with encouragement to our members to assist in the search. Eventually, on a Nomination from Seán O Tuama and Seconded by Liam O Seanacháin, Pat McCarthy was proposed, having accepted the Nomination. The Executive was informed and canvassed by email, and there was overwhelming and welcoming support for Pat’s election. Pat is beginning another term of Office having been Chairperson from 2011 to 2020. Ratification by the Executive is acceptable under the Present Covid circumstances, in all GAA Clubs up and down the country.

We would like to welcome Pat back as Chairperson, congratulate and commend him on his standing up to accept this vital role within the Club, a role that no other Member either volunteered for or was proposed. We exhort all members of Shamrocks GAA to give Pat complete support as we endeavour to take the Club through these very challenging times.

Is mise, le meas,

Liam O Seanacháin

Runai CLG Na Seamroga


Covid-19 Update : Páirc an Chrócaigh  : 31/03/2021.

I know you will be aware by now of the positive announcement by the Irish Government this evening that non-contact underage training in pods of 15 will be permitted from April 26th and that full contact Inter-County training at adult level can re-commence from April 19th.

These are hugely welcome developments and allow us finally to begin planning on-field activity for the remainder of 2021. However, it should also be noted that these dates are conditional and will very much depend on what happens in terms of the overall COVID-19 picture in the coming weeks. For that reason, it is more important than ever that no collective training sessions are held between now and the Government indicated return dates. Breaches in this context will not only be dealt with under our own Rules but would likely put the broader plan to return to activity in serious jeopardy.

As you will appreciate, we need to receive further clarity on aspects of what was announced today before finalising our plans for a return to training and ultimately games. We also need to finalise competition structures and dates for the up-coming inter-county season, as well as ensuring advice is provided for all clubs in relation to how they can safely recommence underage activity (and in the case of the 6 Counties, adult club training from April 12th).

At this point, we can only confirm that Senior Inter County teams both North and South are likely to be permitted to return to collective training from Monday, April 19th. We hope to be in a position to confirm the fixture calendar and competition structures for inter county by the end of next week.. We also hope to have finalised updated versions of our Return to Play documents for both inter-county and club activity ahead of the stated dates for resumption North and South of the border.

In the interim, we would ask for your patience while we complete this work and we look forward to communicating in detail with you all again next week in relation to the resumption of GAA activity.


Is muide, le meas, Labhrás Mac Carthaigh, Uachtarán agus Tomás O Riain, Ard Stiúrthóir.


Summary Covid-19 Update : Páirc an Chrócaigh  : 24/03/2021.

We are writing to provide you with a brief update on the position with regard to Covid-19 and to thank you for your ongoing patience in relation to the continued enforced delay in the resumption of G.A.A. activities.

2021 has already felt like a long year without any on field activity to sustain us. However, the reality of the pandemic and the continuing spread of the virus means we are likely to have to persevere for a little longer before anything like our normal level of activity can resume.

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.

Clubs in the 6 Counties.

The recent proposed changes to regulations North of the border have significant implications for Clubs in the 6 Counties. A review by the NI Executive will be held on the week of April 5th and presuming restrictions are then eased as proposed, some activities will be allowed from April 12th onwards for Clubs only in the 6 Counties.


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.

Labhrás Mac Carthaigh, Uachtarán agus Tomás O Riain, Ard Stiúrthóir.