Return to Play
As per the recent GAA guidelines, the GAA Grounds in Puckane will reopen this coming Wednesday 24th June for adult training. Pitches will be open from Saturday 27th June for minor teams and below. Both of the above on a non-contact basis and on the understanding that players and all participants have completed the eLearning module and are following the control measures in place (health questionnaire etc) and on the basis of a maximum of 15 players in a designated area of the field. Coaching numbers for underage teams to be consistent with Code of Behaviour. Please be advised that all other facilities including dressing rooms and toilets will remain closed. All those present will be asked to above by social distancing rules. Only key personnel (players, management, medical, logistics etc) are to be permitted to the GAA field whilst training takes place.
From Monday June 29th:
Full Contact Training as well as Challenge Matches are allowed for all Grades (Juvenile to Senior)
Club fixtures are now allowed to proceed from the 17th of July while the date for the start of Intercounty activities remains the same (September 14th for training and competition on October 17th)
No details have been released yet on the format and structure of the club championships but all patrons will be notified on the club social medias pages once the details have been confirmed.
The club will be releasing full details of guidelines and procedures within the coming days.
Covid-19 Online Learning
The GAA have launched the Covid-19 education E-learning module on-line to inform club members on the safe return to Gaelic Games guidelines.
This E-learning module MUST be completed by all team mentors,adult players, covid supervisors and parents/guardians of juvenile players BEFORE returning to play/train.
It takes about twenty minutes to complete and you will be issued with a certificate at the end which MUST be presented to the Covid Supervisor before returning to play/training
The module is available on the clubs social media pages or contact any club officer and they will be able to provide you with a link.
Kiladangan Team of the Century
As part of Danny Grace's & Seamus Hogan's book on the clubs history – a Kiladangan team of the centenary (1915-2015) was picked after Danny & Seamus consulted with a number of shrewd hurling judges. All those chosen on the team hurled with Tipperary at some level with the selection including 5 Senior All Ireland medal winners. It was decided to exclude the current players who are in the early stages of their careers.
We will be posting the full team on the clubs social medias pages with one player posted each day.
Tom O’Meara and Liam Hayes carried out the Kiladangan Lotto draw on Monday 15th June which was broadcast live on Facebook. There was no winner of the €10,600 jackpot (14,16,19,20) or the Second Chance €500 Draw (3,28,33,34). The €25 lucky dip winners were as follows:
Martin Gerard Gleeson (Claree), Alannah Kenny (Puckane), Brian O’Slatara (Ballyanny), Fiona Cullinan (Annaghbeg).
Many thanks to the large number of people that have signed up. We would urge people to sign up for the lotto online at kiladangangaa,com/products. There are currently a number of options available online on how long you can sign up for. You can also enter the lotto in the Kennedys shop in Puckane and in Tonys shop in Ballycommon. The lotto will be streamed live on the Kiladangan Facebook page every Monday at 9pm.
Kiladangan Aboard Interviews
In last weekends ‘Kiladangan Abroad’ we made our first journey to Asia where we chatted to Tony Gavin who has been farming in the deserts of Saudi Arabia since 1995. Tony talks about his memories of the club and how life is treating him in Riyadh and also stresses the importance of the GAA across the globe Check it out at kiladangangaa.com. Keep an eye out every Saturday as we post the interviews. Don’t hesitate to contact Michael Quinn on 087 254 8583 if you would like to do an interview.
Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw 2020/21
The Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw which was due to commence this month has been rescheduled to commence on Friday September 18th. We are confident there will be a full resumption of games activity well in advance of this date to allow clubs promote the draw. Lár na Pairce office personnel have already prepared the New Draw material and this is ready for collection for any individual clubs who wish to make an immediate start. The Final receipts for the 2019/20 Draw will not be posted out until August 1st which is just about six weeks before the first draw. Enclosed with the receipt will be details of an easy system for paying the new draw subscription on-line if preferred and thus avoiding promoters calling to members houses during the current pandemic.