It is clear that over the next three weeks a lot of challenge games will be played. In order to keep everyone safe and to minimise disruption to other teams' training, it is requested that the following be observed
Notification: In addition to the Covid 19 requirements, please remember that no challenge matches may be played without prior notification to Dublin County Board. This is for insurance reasons. If anyone was to incur an injury while taking part in a challenge game, he/she would not be covered unless the Board has been notified.
Team management are asked to notify John McGrath (Adult games) or Ronan Hayes (Juvenile games) as early as possible about any challenge game which is being organised (home or away) and at the latest 48 hours before the match is due to throw in. This notification should include date, time, venue, name of opposition, grade of opposition (junior, senior etc) and name of referee to comply with the new rules implemented by the GAA last week.
If the challenge game is a home game, Shane Pollard must be notified in time about the challenge game to see if a pitch is available as current demand for pitches is high. It is not sufficient to assume that a pitch will be available.
Car Park: For the present the club car park is generally closed. It can be used for visiting teams. The host team should contact Paul Lyons to arrange to have it opened for visiting teams if it is necessary.. Naomh Olaf players should be encouraged not to use the carpark.
Visiting Teams should be asked to try to limit, as much as they can, travelling support and personnel. They should also be asked to keep a log of everyone attending from their club. This is to help contact tracing should it be required.
As far as possible mentors should not arrange games before 8pm on weekdays while juveniles are training.
If you need any assistance with these matters, don't hesitate to contact either John McGrath or Ronan Hayes.