St. Mary's College RFC

Founded 1900

Co. Dublin

Club News Club News 23rd October 2020

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CLUB NOTICES

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CAPTAIN JONNO

As we gear up to the long awaited re-start of the Guinness Six Nation on Saturday under Captain Jonno, there is also currently a big vote on going til this Sunday by World Rugby for World Player of the Decade. Jonno is in contention for World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Decade.

Our Club President Vinnie Cunningham is urging all members and friends of St. Mary's College RFC to please get behind Jonno and vote for him. Make sure you vote!!

TO VOTE CLICK HERE NOW

NOTE VOTING CLOSING AT 5PM ON SUNDAY. SO PLEASE VOTE BEFORE THAT.

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INTERESTING ARTICLE

Many thanks as always to D. O'Brien who regularly writes match reports and articles for the club.

His latest article, Richard Halpin - 1st XV Captain - A 'Snapshot', is on our Club Website/App.

To read the article CLICK HERE

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INTERESTING LINKS

To get you in the mood for the re-start of the Guinness Six Nations tomorrow, check out these interesting video clip.

Clip featuring Jonno CLICK HERE

Guinness Clip featuring action from our U20's CLICK HERE

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IRFU COVID NOTICE

The IRFU wish to advise clubs and schools of rugby activity permitted as per Level 5 of the Government of Ireland Plan For Living With COVID-19. These guidelines are effective from midnight Wednesday Oct 21st to midnight Tuesday December 1st.

Level 5 Guidelines For Rugby Clubs & Schools
Effective from midnight Wednesday Oct 21st to midnight Tuesday December 1st

TRAINING:
No training should take place, with the exception of non-contact training for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15.

All other training activities should be individual only.

Exercise within 5 kilometres of home.

*Details on exemptions are available below.

MATCHES:
No matches permitted in clubs or schools.

FACILITIES:
Shower & Changing facilities to remain closed.

SPECTATORS:
Spectators are not permitted.

Parents/Guardians attending in a safeguarding /supervisory capacity are not classified as a spectator. However, strict social distancing and public health guidelines should be adhered to at all times. In that context, one parent/guardian per child is permitted to attend should they consider it necessary. (Source: Sport Ireland Practical Guidance on Covid-19 Measures)

All Parents/Guardians must complete a Pre-Rugby Personal Assessment Declaration Form prior to arriving on site.

HEALTH & SAFETY:
Clubs must ensure their COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan is up to date in line with the latest government guidelines.

A Risk Assessment should be carried out where appropriate for activities not previously included.

*EXEMPTIONS:
Non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15, including tag or touch rugby.

These exemptions apply to all schools rugby players in primary and post-primary schools as well as club players from mini to U18 age-grades (inclusive).

Taking school aged children to permitted training is exempt from domestic travel restrictions.

Remember the following:

·        Pre-Rugby Personal Assessment Declaration to be completed before every session.

·        Training is on an opt-in basis for all participants.

·        Strict avoidance of gatherings before or after.

·        Strict adherence to 2 metre physical distancing before and after, on the sidelines and avoidance of team huddles.

·        Hand sanitisation facilities available at all times.

·        Good coughing and sneezing etiquette.

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CLUB EZINE CONTACT LIST

PLEASE NOTE:

We are now using a new email list for the Club Ezine. For anyone that did not get the email they can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Please note the Ezine mailing list is different from other club notices such as Honorary Secretary Notices and President Updates. If you have any queries in relation to these notices and updates please contact honsec@smcrfc.com or membership@smcrfc.com.

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SUBSCRIPTIONS REMINDER

Now that we've had a few weeks of rugby it's time to collect subscriptions. Please pay through the app (My Club > Membership) or online HERE NOW.
At payment stage you can opt for a single payment or 3 monthly instalments with no extra fees. A family membership includes 2 adults & any number of children (U18).

If you have any questions, please contact John Bainbridge at membership@smcrfc.com

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CLUB DRAW

HELP SUPPORT YOUR CLUB!

MONTHLY CLUB DRAW ***ONLY €10***
Many thanks for signing up to our new App on Clubzapp, we hope you find useful and user friendly.

You will no doubt have heard and read about our new monthly draw, with a single prize each month of €1,000!

Many of you have already signed up and your support for the club is very much appreciated.

For those that haven't yet played, I would ask that you might consider giving the National Lottery a miss this week and giving your own club draw a go, for €10 (€2.50 a week) you have a chance of winning €1,000 cash, TAX FREE!

All funds raised are directed straight back into the club across all levels, from minis, youths, junior, and senior rugby right through to the veterans team.

The October winner was Eddie Devitt, congratulations Eddie. CHECK OUT DRAW HERE

Entering is easy and it a simple case of click on the link to ENTER HERE NOW

Remember, if you're not in you can't win

For any questions regarding the draw or the app please contact John Bainbridge at membership@smcrfc.com

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