A Return to On-Field Action!
It is wonderful to see our hurling and football teams back in action. The Football playing Season began with a round of the Keane’s SuperValu Minor Leagues last Friday. All results and upcoming fixtures are on the Kerry GAA website. The first game in the Kerry Petroleum Club Championship was played last Sunday where Cromane overcame Ballylongford in the Junior Preliminary game. Next weekend sees a host of Kerry Petroleum Club Championship games being played all over the County. Full fixtures can be found on the Kerry GAA Website.
Spectator Safety -
Spectators should be aware that all the risks posed from Covid-19 cannot be eliminated but that essential control measures have been put in place to reduce risks for members. Spectators must not attend games if they display any symptoms of Covid-19 and instead should phone their GP and follow public health advice. Individuals that are considered high risk or are in close contact with others who are considered high risk should not attend games. Individuals must be informed that much of the responsibility for managing Covid-19 risk remains with themselves particularly in relation to social distancing, wearing of face coverings and sanitation. All spectators should be encouraged to bring their own hand sanitiser. The use of face coverings is strongly advised for all patrons over the age of 13. Spectators must not enter the field of play at any time including pre-match, at half-time and other intervals and after the final whistle or at end-of-match presentations. Spectators should be advised to keep their own record of contacts at a match for potential tracing purposes. All spectators should be encouraged to download the HSE tracing app.
The most common question asked over the last week is how does someone get a ticket to see the Kerry Petroleum Club Championship games? Kerry GAA has partnered with Future Ticketing to establish an e-ticketing system. All tickets will be pre-purchased with maximum attendances set in accordance with government guidelines. The e-ticketing system also removes the need for volunteers to handle cash at the gates. The Government has deferred the intended increase in numbers allowed to attend games. It will remain at 200 people until at least August 10th. With this restriction in place, we will not have tickets on public sale but we will have once the limit increases to 500. For the opening games, the Club Secretary or nominated Club person will have 40 tickets to sell for each game through our e-ticketing system. Once we are allowed to increase to 500, GAA supporters will be encouraged to go on the Kerry GAA website and purchase a ticket using a credit or debit card. The ticket will be emailed to the email address provided. On match day all tickets from either mobile phones or print outs will be scanned using hi-tech laser mobile scanners at each venue, this ensures that full contact tracing information for all attendees will be available to statutory authorities if required. All data is controlled by Kerry GAA and managed in accordance with GDPR regulations with data processing and storage supplied by Future Ticketing & Amazon Web Services.
Pass Holders -
Kerry GAA has over 1,300 pass holders between Croke Park Club Plus Season Ticket Holders, Cairde Chiarraí Fundraising Scheme, Austin Stack Park Development Scheme, Fitzgerald Stadium Development Scheme, County Board Season Tickets and County Board Pass Holders. The first action required of our Pass Holders is to register their details on our new ticketing system in order to access the code to purchase tickets for their chosen game. Kerry GAA aim to facilitate registration from next Wednesday July 23 onwards. All Pass Holders will need to register their name, address, email address, phone number plus details of their current Pass (i.e.name/number). (Please note initially there will only be a small number of tickets made available due to maximum capacity of 200 (including players/mentors/match officials/etc) being allowed. Also note membership of any of the above named schemes allows a member access to one pass for one game per round subject to availability. Registration begins Wednesday July 23 and the first tickets for Pass Holders will not be coming on stream until the following week (From Monday July 27) for Rd 2 Club Championship games. In order to track attendance and traceability all Pass Holders must have a ticket from the new ticket system to attend club fixtures this year and this ticket must be presented on entry for scanning. Note, a person’s current Pass is not valid to gain entry to games. Once registered on our new system, a Pass Holder has access to the section on the Kerry GAA where users can login based on their registration details provided and then claim their ticket. We cannot guarantee availability for the popular games as they will be on a first come first served basis.
We wish all Clubs the very best of luck in the weeks ahead. We hope Spectators enjoy watching the games albeit in strange circumstances. We urge everyone to follow public health advice and follow the instructions of the Stewards. Suppression of the virus will result in more and more people being allowed to attend games and support their team in person.
Kerry GAA Brings Live Games to Kerry Fans!
Kerry GAA is delighted to announce that Nemeton will stream two games from Round 1 of the Kerry Petroleum Club Championship. These games can be viewed on a laptop, desktop, tablet, iPad or smartphone. Also, it is easy to connect your device to your television so you can watch the action on a big screen from the comfort of your couch! The cost to watch the stream of the Kerry Petroleum Round 1 game is €5. The game will be streamed on the Kerry GAA website. Nemeton are an established and reputable company who are best known for their production of TG4 sport shows. We are very confident that they will produce an excellent product which you can enjoy for €5.
The games to be streamed next weekend are-
Dr Crokes V Templenoe Friday July 24th at 7pm
Kenmare Shamrocks V Kerins O’Rahillys Saturday July 25th at 3pm
We hope you enjoy the best of Kerry GAA live streamed to your device! If you can’t be there in person, watching online from the comfort of your home is surely the next best thing!
Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps
The Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps began last Monday and will continue into August. There are still some places remaining on selected camps. For those who cannot make a camp, the Cúl Camps gear is available to buy directly online. Check out gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps for more information.
Before attending a Camp, Parents/Guardians should -
• Complete the COVID-19 GAA Education Module at https://learning.gaa.ie/covid19.
• Complete the health questionnaire
• Seek medical advice if their child has any underlying health conditions before attending a Cúl Camp.
• Ensure that the Camp COVID Supervisor/Camp Co-Ordinator is made aware of any medical condition that their child may have.
• Continue to monitor their child’s temperature before each day of camp.
• Ensure their child has washed their hands prior to arriving to the camp.
• Ensure their child arrives togged and ready for camp activities. Dressing rooms will not be available for this purpose.
• Ensure their child has their own water bottle, marked with the child’s name
• If deemed appropriate provide their child with their own hand sanitiser (at least 60% alcohol) labelled.
• Ensure child has appropriate clothing i.e. mouthguard, hurley, helmet, rain jacket, sun cream. Sharing of equipment will not be permitted.
Bags/coats will all be stored outside.
No person or child should attend camp if they are unwell or members of their household are showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
The members of Coiste Náisiúnta Scór were unanimously agreed on the following points:
- The health and welfare of our competitors, their mentors and supporters and our officials and adjudicators remains our prime responsibility;
- The completion of Scór 2020 is our number one priority in terms of Scór activity;
- There is no appetite to push ahead and complete the competitions behind closed doors in three or more sessions per provincial and National final;
- Competitors will require a reasonable amount of time to practice and prepare for their next performance;
- The most prudent course is to wait until autumn before restarting competition in the hope that the situation will have improved;
- On the completion of Scór Sinsir 2020, the next competition to commence should be Scór na nÓg 2021;
- A degree of flexibility must be afforded to provincial coistí in their efforts to complete Scór Sinsir 2020.
- The All-Ireland Final of Scór Sinsir will be held at a date to be decided in late November 2020
- The Final will be held on one day with an early start and no over-nighting involved.
- Provincial Finals of Scór 2020 will be completed by the end of October 2020
- Any remaining County Finals of Scór 2020 will be completed by early October, in accordance with a date set by Provincial Coiste Scór
- Three Adjudicators per competition will be in effect for the All-Ireland final
- Scór na nÓg 2021 will start once Scór Sinsir 2020 is completed with the All Ireland Final set for April/May 2021. Scór Sinsir 2021 will be held Autumn/Winter 2021.