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Weekly news 19th January 2021

Hi all,
Another week of homeschooling done and a few more grey hairs.
Hope everyone is keeping safe and getting some exercise and fresh air.  
As per last week email, its can be a great time to get kids to practice their Football and Hurling skills with simple drills in the back garden or indoor if weather is poor like today.

Healthy Club Every Step Counts Challenge
The challenge started last Monday and runs through the 3rd March.
Join us on our Journey to complete a combined 4000km walk. Every Step Counts. This is a Club effort and remember to stay safe and adhere to Public Health guidelines.
The Every Step Counts Challenge is a virtual challenge, this is the ideal challenge for your club, its members & the wider community to get involved with during the current level of restrictions.

In each province there are 3x O’Neills vouchers up for grabs – €2,500, €1,500 & €1,000. Any club that tracks more than 4,000km during the challenge will be entered into the prize draw in their province.

Club members & wider communities follow the steps below:
Download the free MyLife app from GooglePlay/App Store
Tap on the social tab on the MyLife app
Select challenges
Select the challenge for relevant Province
Tap on join & select relevant club

Reach out to me if you have any questions! Together is Better! Stars Abú

Running: All Bruce’s have done a lap around the pond in Belarmine if anyone fancies a challenge, times to beat are 42, 54 and 60 seconds. Our dog was the fastest though.

Ladies team: Are starting pre-season training with online zoom classes and remote fitness challenges. Anyone wishing to join the team please contact Gaye @ 0871241409.

Operation Transformation: Unfortunately we cant do this event this year but it would be great if all members could do their own walking / running. Its great for the body and mind. I know from my own runs I have seen loads of members out and about so keep up the great work.

Covid Update
We would like to remind everyone in our community that we at Stars of Erin have a list of volunteers ready to support you during these difficult times. We are all aware of elderly and vulnerable people in our community that need our help at this time. We may know people working in frontline services that will need extra support at this time or people that are self isolating. We are calling on all members to connect with their neighbours if you haven’t already and if you can offer any kind of assistance that may help, please do so. If anyone needs anything that we might be able to help with please contact us and we will do our best to help in any way possible. Email Secretary.starsoferin.dublin@gaa.ie or call us on 087 1241409. Meanwhile – we ask all our members to please continue to observe Government guidelines and stay at home unless you need to go for essentials and exercise within your 5km.

AGM – Our AGM will be held virtually on Wed March 3rd at 8pm. See details from Gaye yesterday.

From all at Stars, keep safe and healthy.
Clive