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Weekly news – 26th May 2021

Hi all

Here is the news for the week: 

Membership deadline is 31st May.

See below from our Registrar; “The deadline for GAA registration is next Monday, the 31st of May. Unfortunately, I am not able to register players until membership has been received. The deadline of the 31st has been set by the GAA and so we are under pressure to get the membership in as soon as possible. 

This can now be paid at below link. https://www.starsoferin.ie/2021-membership-plans/ 

Club shop: Will be open this weekend if training goes ahead. Thanks to Siobhain for this. It will be open 9.30 to 11 Saturday morning, and 10.45 to 12 on Sunday. As this is indoors, please have your face masks and one person at a time in the shop. We have added new items to our online Merchandise which you can see here: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/stars-of-erin.html    

Nursery / Academy Training: This is for kids aged 4 to 7.Every Saturday morning from 9.45 to 11 at our pitch on Saturday morning. This group will also be using the hurling wall. As always, this group is the bloodline of any club so we need to continue to grow this group so please spread the news. Please send onto the Nursery WhatsApp group as new members will bring their kids friends with them. All parents bringing their kids to this need to have the Health Questionnaire done for Covid.https://returntoplay.gaa.ie/ If you have any questions in relation to this, you can easily contact Gavin on 083 009 9150 or email him on Gavin.weir.gpo.dublin@gaa.ie. 

Training:Our U8 to U11 boys and girls are back at our usual Thursday slot in Stepaside All Weather pitch from 7 to 8. Adult teams:Gaelic for Mothers and Others: Will return to training next month.Adult Women’s Football team: Train every Monday and Wednesday from 7.30 to 8.30 in Glencullen.Adult Men’s Football team: Train every Tuesday 7.45 to 8.45 in Glencullen under new trainer James Oliver. New players always welcome.Adult Men’s Hurling team: Train every Thursday 7.45 to 8.45 in Ballyogan, contact Sean Roe for anyone interested in playing.    

Award of the week: Goes to the parents and kids from Nursery with their high rate of membership paid. I will need to get my U12 boys into that percentage asap.  

New Members: Can we all please promote the club in the coming weeks and let your group of friends / school WhatsApp groups that we are back training. Please also like and share our great Social Media posts completed by Brian. 

Forecast 5 update:After last week predictions in the Premier league, Michelle came out of nowhere and is now our new leader on 43 points, 3 clear of JakeOBrien, and 5 clear of AnneGR. Best of luck to all in the last week. I fell to 27th on measly 14 points, I’ll say no more. 

Camps: We are just over 6 weeks away from our the first of our summer camps at Stars of Erin. We will be running three camps over the summer.

Stars Camp 1 July 12th – 16th 9.30-1.30. Stars camp 2 July  26th-30th  9.30-1.30. Stars camp 3 August 9th -13th 9.30-1.30.

Booking for the camps will only be accepted online via the clubforce link below and will be strictly capped at 100 per camp to ensure Public Health requirements can be fully complied with. 

Important Information. It is compulsory for the parents/guardians of camp attendees to fill out the official GAA Covid 19 health questionnaire. A screenshot or printout of this completed questionnaires MUST be produced for each camp attendee on the first day of camp in order to gain admission. Further details are on the booking page.On line registration is to close Friday 9th July or whenever the 100 places are filled. This is the ONLY way to guarantee your place.The cost will be €60 per child per camp HOWEVER there are discounts if more than one camp or more than one child is booked.

Open to all members and non members of the club from 2008-2016 Bookings can be made via this linkhttps://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=1372&intMF_ID=8502#topp 

Local News of interest:From Macella Teo in Sandyford village. We are filming an RTE2 show called “Keep it Up” about teenage girls and the benefits of sport. We are looking for chatty girls aged 12-14 years from Sandyford to take part in a sports camp this summer. Ideally we are interested in hearing from “non sporty” girls or those who may have lost interest in sport. The show will be presented by Emer O’Neill, PE teacher from the RTE Home schooling and will be lots of fun. Please get in touch by emailing keepitupgaa@gmail.com or call 087 6963576.

 Thanks from all at Stars

Have a great week, Clive