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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 30th Of March 2020

By Francis O'Neill Wed 8th Apr

GAA Grounds Closure
As directed by Croke Park, our pitches will remain closed until further notice and all the adjacent facilities within the grounds of the community centre and the GAA club.   Stay calm, stay safe.  Go Raibh Maith Agaibh.

COVID- 19 (Coronavirus)
We at Galbally Pearses GAC want to offer our help to our local community during the outbreak of the COVID- 19.  We are aware of the impact this may have on our community and we want to help out in any way possible.  May it be to collecting groceries, prescription medications or anything else you think may be needed please just let us know.  This is a very anxious time and a lot of uncertainty as to what’s going to happen but we will continue to ask everyone to abide by the guidelines given by the Health Trust.  If you need any help please just private mail our page or contact:
07774698524- Pauline Bowman
07958303518- Noel McKeown
Also please pass this msg on to anyone you think may need assistance who isn’t on social media.
Galbally Pearses GAC cares for the community.  Stay safe everyone.

Important Notice
Following the statement released from Croke Park, all games, training and club activities will cease from midnight tonight until 29th March.  We will advise of any updates and encourage all members to continue to take all the relevant precautions at this time.  Go raibh maith agaibh.

Club Membership
The club membership closes on Tuesday 31st March) at 8pm.  The Tyrone county board have advised that our club must finalise club membership by the normal cut of date set by the GAA (Tuesday 31st March).  If you wish to become a club member for 2020 the club have set in place three methods of paying to avoid special gatherings which are
1) PAYPAL – Pay via the clubs PayPal account using the following account –
If paying by Paypal you MUST put your name on the payment reference and Text/WhatsApp Marie Rafferty (Membership Officer) on 07825443088 the full details of the adults/children that you are paying for.
2) BANK TRANSFER – Pay directly into the clubs bank account.
Details of the account can be obtained by contacting Marie Rafferty (Membership Officer) on 07825443088
If paying by bank transfer you MUST put your name on the payment reference and Text/Whatsapp Marie the full details of the adults/children that you are paying for.
3) TALLYS SHOP (MACE) – Membership forms can be obtained from Tallys shop – Fill out the form and place it in the envelopes provided with payment and these will be collected from the shop at 8pm this evening Sharp.
Club An Phiarsaigh – If you are a member of Club An Phiarsaigh and pay by direct debit can you please double check that your monthly payments are going through – If you require any info regarding this please contact Marie for details.
All players (Male & Female) MUST be a club member by 8pm this evening to be covered with player injury insurance.
Anyone paying Student membership may be asked to provide appropriate ID to do so.
Membership prices are as follows –
Club An Phiarsaigh – £240 (Includes all children under 18)
Husband & Wife – £80
Single adult – £50
OAP – £20
Student (over 18) – £20
Youth – £10

Camps Casca
We would like to thank everyone who signed their children up for the clubs 2020 Easter coaching camp with numbers exceeding well above last years. It is with deep regret our club have to POSTPONE the running of the 2020 Easter Coaching Camp owing to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 that we find ourselves in.  Our club holds a firm commitment to run the 3 day coaching camp later in the year where all registered children will receive the 2020 Campa Cásca jersey that has been ordered with our suppliers.

Club Lotto
Postponed until further notice.

Club Shop
Closed until further notice.

Thoughts & Prayers 
Patrick Tally (Jnr)
(The Hill) Galbally
It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Patrick Tally (Jnr) of the Hill, Galbally, a loyal club member, husband of Helena and father of Oliver, David and Eilis who have all worn the deep blue jersey with pride.  A quiet unassuming gentleman, Patrick was a joy to engage in conversation and had a passionate and deep knowledge of all things Gaelic.  Patrick and Helena have become very familiar faces around the club over the years as they faithfully came along to support their children’s teams through good times and the not so good.  Always willing to assist, many an evening Patrick manned the umpire’s position at various youth games.  Perhaps he came fully into his own throughout the extensive club development programme from 2007 to 2012 when his unrivalled expertise as an electrical engineer really shone through.  Patrick designed and oversaw the entire installation of what is recognised throughout Ireland as the finest club floodlighting anywhere in the country.  Throughout the project he was a joy to work with, his quiet demeanour combined with a steely determination instilled in each of us a sense of ease that the job would be done to perfection and on time.  All who were there on that magical night when Christy and Cathy finally tripped the switch will always remember the joy and pride that filled our hearts as upper Glenbeg flooded with light. No doubt on many occasions since then Patrick looked through the night sky from his lofty viewpoint towards Páirc an Piarsaigh with that same justifiable and deserving sense of pride.  Farewell then Patrick, thank you for everything you gave to the club.  Rest assured generations of Galbally Gaels yet to come will benefit richly from the gifts and skills you shared so generously with us.  To Helena, Oliver, David, Eilis and the wider Tally clan we extend our deepest sympathy.  In these difficult and extra-ordinary times we assure you all of our thoughts and prayers.  Rest in Peace Patrick, your time amongst us was all too short.  Mary Queen of the Gael, Pray for Him.  Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam milis
The club would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to any families in the area who are dealing with bereavement or illness in their family at this time.

















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