Gleoise na Carraige – July 2020

Muintir Carraig,  an chuimhin libh an seanfhocail “ is ait an mac an saol”? Is leir gur tuigimid an seanfhocial i rith na miosa seo chaite. D’athraigh Covid 19 cuma eile ar fad ar an sceil, ach dhiaidh ar dhiaidh, taimid ag dul I ngleic leis an bhfadhb. De dheasca sin, Caithfimid a bheith curamach ag bualadh le cheile, ag seasamh dha metre I leataobh agus an tabhachtach, ag nigh ar lamh go coitianta. Ta gach duine ar bis go bhfuil na pairc imeartha oscailte agus gach foireann ag cleachtadh agus ag traenail. Ach is e curam a ghlacadh gach duine a dhicheall a dheanamh chun congaracht shoisialta a choimead.

To all club members and readers! We are back! As the Covid 19 pandemic changed the landscape of Ireland and the world, the GAA season was put on hold. Thankfully, as we are slowly returning to some normal social activity, we can look forward to hurling and football games for all age groups over the coming months. The protocol around games has required everybody to adhere to certain standards, and we are all aware of our responsibility in maintaining hand hygiene and social distancing when we are attending our local ( or foreign!!) GAA Grounds. So, Carraig na bhFear CLG hopes everybody stays safe over the Summer and Autumn months and enjoys whatever drama, thrills and spills, joy and maybe tears as the 2020 GAA season unfolds. And we aim to keep  our club members up to date on all our club’s happenings via Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and your monthly Club newsletter, Gleoise na Carraige.

Adult Club News:

The adult section of Carraig na bhFear CLG had its latest club meeting on the last week on June. Matters arising from this meeting centred around proposed work to be organized on the second playing pitch. The decision made from the meeting was:

  1. To erect a perimeter fence all around the pitch.
  2. To construct a soft gravel walkway for pedestrians which will circle the entire pitch.
  3. To increase the amount of split drain tunnels in the lower half of the second pitch, as drainage issues had become an issue in the Springtime.
  4. To spread sand on both pitches to aid grass recovery and maintain adequate drainage of both fields.


The meeting also discussed the requirements that the club needed to meet in respect to Covid 19. In conjuncture with the Juvenile Section of the Club, a template has been created in how the club will manage to maintain social distancing and hand hygiene.  Each mentor of every club team has been contacted and instructed in how to adhere to National Guidelines for Return to Play. If you require further information on same, please refer to the website.

On the field of play, our Junior Hurlers are back training solidly for the last few weeks and they also have participated in two challenge games, versus Sarsfields and Erins Own respectively. The start of the East Cork Junior Hurling championship is only around the corner and aniticipation levels are high in regard to what this team may achieve.

On the football front, our Junior Footballers are the first into the championship fray on Monday July 20th, at Rathcormac. This East Cork Junior Football Championship is a straight knock out competition and thus, its back to the old days when the winner takes all. We encourage as many of our members as possible to come and support our players as they start the 2020 championship campaign in earnest against St Catherines. Throw in is 7.30pm. That’s all for now folks, bain taitneamh as do laethanta saoire agus Bi Sabhailte!