Arklow Rock Parnells GAA club hope that you are all keeping healthy and well at this time.
The club had a committee meeting recently and a number of points were discussed. We all miss our evenings in the pitch, especially with this fine weather, but until as such time as Croke Park and the Player insurance company tell us that we can go back to training, our pitch will remain idle.
When we do return to hurling and camogie in the field it quite possibly will be not as we have done in the past. At the moment we can only continue with our social distancing and as much hurling practice at home as you can.
If anyone in the club needs help or assistance at this time please do not hesitate to contact a committee member and we will do all that we can.
Need help? We are here to answer “The Community Call”. It is an initiative that links local and national government with the community and voluntary sectors and the Rocks are part of it.
Our club volunteers will be informed by the group when a person or family needs help, such as shopping or medication delivered during these difficult days. We will then help as best as we can to deliver what is needed to the vulnerable.
Please call 1800 868 399 if you are in need of any assistance. Please email CovidSupport@wicklowcoco.ie.
This Satruday is our Annual General Meeting. We are asking all players, coaches and parents to attend. The more support the club has the better the club gets for all of our community. Please give us an hour of your time.
The 2020 GAA Games Development Conference in partnership with Sky Sports will take place in Croke Park, on Friday and Saturday January 10th and 11th 2020.
The Conference theme is ‘Values, Behaviours & Culture – the Key to Sustaining Success’ . The final programme of speakers is currently being finalised and will be released upon completion. Confirmed speakers include:
Brian Cody (Manager, Kilkenny Senior Hurling Team)
Kris Van Der Hagen (Director of Coach Education, Belgian FA)
Des Ryan (Head of Sport Medicine and Athletic Development, Arsenal FC Academy)
John Meyler (Former Manager, Cork Senior Hurling Team)
Keith Ricken (Coach, Cork U. 20 Gaelic Football team, All Ieland Champions 2019)
Colm O’Rourke (Principal, St Patricks Classical School, Navan)
Prof Niall Moyna (School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University)
Niamh McElwain (Senior Learning Manager, Google)
Paul Clarke (Director, Match-Fit)
Sean O’Donnell (Performance Analyst, Limerick Senior Hurling Team)
Johnny Greville (Coach, Westmeath Camogie Team, All Ireland Intermediate Champions 2019)
For further information, or if you wish to circulate to clubs or schools in your County, places can be reserved at the Games Development Conference by visiting https://learning.gaa.ie/GamesConference2020 or contacting one of the Executive Committee members.
With increased numbers comes the challenge of having enough referees to cover all the games. If you feel that this would be something you would like to do, contact Hugh Kenny or Eddie Leonard or one of the Executive Committee members.
This weekend has the Rocks in three finals all being played in the Wicklow Centre of Excellence, Ballinakill. Our under-11s are start the excitement on Saturday 5th October at 12:15pm against Bray Emmets.
On Sunday 6th October at 11:00am both our Under-13s and our Minor team play in their finals. You will not know where to be looking.
Come and support the boys as they have been fierce all season and promises to be some fantastic hurling!