Weekly Club Notes
We start with the usual reminder, but with added alerts:
It is fabulous that our beloved club is back open, but we remind you that the public health emergency is back with a bang, so we must remain vigilant and follow the public health and the GAA’s advise on hygiene. Each team in the club has been appraised about what is required from the players and our mentors. Please follow the advice and do our best to keep us safe. Remember, if you feel unwell, remain at home and contact your GP…. DO NOT GO OUT WITH YOUR TEAM! Follow the guidelines and keep safe. Children’s teams can still train, but with safety precautions in place. As our CMO said last week, there is a vast reservoir of the disease in Dublin, we will all do well to keep that in mind. STAY SAFE ALL.
Dublin are currently in Level 3, meaning we can train in safe pods of 15 max (outdoors only) but no competitive games are allowed at present. We will update the levels right here in the weekly notes.
Despite all the safety alerts and warnings, happily we are still Dublin senior football champions 2020!
Dean Rock. A master of the game and Dublin’s highest ever scorer, and he’s not done yet! He has achieved all he has with his exceptional skill levels, but also his hard work and dedication to his craft.
As an underage footballer, before he gained notoriety with the development squads, Dean’s skill, vision and desire were obvious. I mean, he didn’t lick it off the stones! Dean was first to arrive and last to leave the training sessions, honing his most famous of skills, his freetaking. He worked harder than most. despite his level being higher than most. He was the perfect storm, exceptional talent, exceptional athleticism and exceptional desire. How lucky are we to have him as a club-mate.
When Dublin stood up and took notice, Dean had already mastered the skills of the game, yet his application meant that he constantly improved month on month, year on year! This defines Dean the footballer. However, off the pitch, Dean is a most affable man, generous of spirit and with the least common human trait, generous of time. The smile on his face at the full time whistle after this years county final, spoke more than any words he uttered on TG4. We have a saying in Ballymun Kickhams, that “club is family” and Dean is one of our brothers. So we share in his joy, remembering all the sacrifices he and his brethren made to get to the holy grail.
It was no surprise that Dean surpassed Jimmy Keaveney’s record, but to do it with only 6 years playing on the Dublin seniors, is most remarkable. An undroppable player for the county, and having lived all the dreams of every GAA child up and down the country, Dean is now a record breaker. So we congratulate Dean on this magnificent personal milestone, and we look forward to many more years ahead, as he continues to split the posts and raise more green flags. Maith thú Dean.
The club intends to launch a mental health initiative for all our members and friends in the coming weeks. In these extraordinary times, many are feeling lonely, pressurised, and downright sad. We hope to reach out using a system of help. Please keep your eyes open and if you have any level of expertise you can offer us, please get in touch.
A huge thank you to all our volunteers in St. Kevin’s school at our Saturday morning nursery and training sessions and to all the people who support us by making donations, all while staying safe and sticking to guidelines. Thank you all!
Please note, in an effort to maintain safety, the club shop will be by appointment only. Please call Linda on 0857381229 or email@example.com Also, and very important, Santa must have his orders placed with Linda before Wednesday 4th November. So parents/guardians, please give Santa plenty of time to organise gifts with Linda and don’t be disappointed!
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If you wish to have any information added to these weekly notes, please contact the PRO by the usual points of contact. Thank you all