While we continue to look forward to reducing restrictions in the
future towards our day to day activities, the GAA activities remain
suspended until further notice in line with GAA and government COVID19
The GAA grounds including playground are closed to prevent spreading
virus, particularly to the most vulnerable in our community.
The recent upgrade to our GAA grounds has begun again with the
lockdown easing, and its great to see the transformation continue to
its fruition. We look forward to our return with growing excitement.
The remarkable month of May weather continues to encourage us to get
outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, very important for
absorbing Vitamin D and general well being.
GAA players are doing some great work within the restrictions on
maintaining and improving their fitness and skill, with many sharing
football challenges on our club social media. There are lots of
weekly challenges available online on WestmeathGAA.ie and
CastledalyGAAClub Facebook page to help them work on their skills and
fitness, while keeping within the national health and safety
More than ever we need to look after ourselves and each other,
especially to look after the vulnerable and elderly during these very
In conjunction with Westmeath County Council, Castledaly GAA Club
signed up to offer our help in the provision of a community helpline
in the following areas –
1.Collection and delivery of food/fuel/medicine etc
2.Transport for people who may have appointments which they need to attend
3.Visiting those on their own/aged or feeling isolated (at a safe distance
4.Provision of meals for those in need.
We send a huge thank you to everyone who has helped with this
initiative so far, local and nationally. Anyone can contact the
dedicated community support helpline at (Freephone 1800 805 816)
Fly Your Flags
It has been wonderful to see our members and supporters flying their
flags and colours, (club, county, country, and others) to give support
to each other and remember brighter days in our past, to inspire and
to brighten the days in our present, and to look forward to brighter
days in our future, to show our community spirit and togetherness –
We Are In This Together – Together We Succeed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all families and friends who have
lost loved ones in recent weeks.
As a community we look to ways to show our support so we light candles
in prayer and thoughtfulness for all in need – whether illness or
We were blessed to know them as family, as neighbours, and as friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha uaisle