You will be protecting the lives of many people by staying home.
I know a lot of us, including myself, didn’t take COVID-19 as seriously as we should have at the beginning. But what I do know is, it is not too late to change. We need to protect those vulnerable and ourselves.
We should by now, all be aware of the guidelines to follow, if you want a recap please see the attached link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ .
The main point I want to get across is the importance of SOCIAL DISTANCING.
I know how much of a sociable club we, Holloway Gaels are, but please ensure we are not meeting up in groups for house parties or social gatherings. YOU will be protecting the lives of many people by staying home.
My 5 top tips to keep us sane during these times:
Written by: Cliona ‘Florence’ Twohig
On Friday March 6th, 19 ladies headed for Stansted airport for the first step of our pre-season trip to The Hague in the Netherlands. It was the second time our club made the trip to The Hague, having thoroughly enjoyed the craic there in 2019.
Once landed, we decided to do what every self-respecting tourist would do when they find themselves on foreign shores and set out to immerse ourselves in local Irish culture. Shelby's was the destination and it didn’t disappoint. Mindful of the fact we had a tournament the next day (or in reality the fact that nowhere would accept Visa or Mastercard and we had limited cash), the beverage intake was limited and we headed back to our hotel early (the next day!).
In our first game we faced Budapest Ladies and whilst it was clear we hadn’t played in several months our perseverance paid off and we came away with a win, the score line reading Holloway Gaels 3-05 Budapest Ladies 0-02. After an extended break we hit the field for game two against Holland Ladies. This was a tougher encounter with the leading position changing hands many times throughout the game. Unfortunately for us, the result at the final whistle was Holloway Gaels 2-03 to Holland Ladies 2-06. Due to the other team in our group not being able to field, it was decided that they would pull out of the remainder of the competition. Unfortunately for us the other results in our group saw us eliminated at this stage. And so it was onto the after party! At this stage the old motto “What goes on tour stays on tour” rings true!
Den Haag GAA hosted a wonderful tournament on Saturday with over 30 teams from across Europe. The facilities and organisation on the day and night were great and we extend our gratitude to Mary and all at Den Haag GAA.
In light of announcements from the Irish Government, Croke Park and the Provincial Council of British Gaelic Football we have to confirm the cancellation of our annual Ann Dunning/Chloe Cup Tournament that was to take place on Saturday March 28th.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but trust you can appreciate our duty of care to all who attend Holloway Gaels events and our duty to uphold instruction from our governing bodies.
It is our intention to run this tournament at a later stage in 2020 and we will keep you informed of any updates regarding this.
Go raibh maith agaibh.
Holloway Gaels LGFC
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