Kildorrery Club Shines in Lidl Jigsaw One Good Club Initiative

Kildorrery GAA, LGFA & Camogie Club has proudly joined the Lidl Jigsaw One Good Club Initiative, a program designed to support the mental health and well-being of young people across Ireland. This initiative, supported by Lidl and Jigsaw, emphasises the importance of community, learning, giving, and living well. As part of this initiative, Kildorrery has implemented several impactful activities that highlight their commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all members.

Stage 1 (Be Active): Couch to 5K and Strength & Flexibility Workshops To promote physical health and activity, Kildorrery launched a Couch to 5K program, encouraging members of all ages to get active and work towards a common fitness goal. Additionally, in January, Sally McCarthy led workshops on strength and flexibility in the clubhouse. These sessions provided participants with valuable knowledge and exercises to improve their overall physical fitness and well-being.

Stage 2 (Connect): Club Bonding Session Understanding the importance of connection, Kildorrery organised a bonding session run by Caroline Coughlan. This event was designed to integrate all players into the club's family ethos, fostering strong relationships and a sense of belonging among members. The session was a fantastic opportunity for players to connect on a deeper level and build lasting friendships.

Stage 3 (Take Notice): Reflection Workshops Kildorrery also focused on mindfulness and self-awareness through Reflection Workshops run by the coaches. These sessions provided players with a space to reflect on their experiences, set personal goals, and develop a greater awareness of their mental and emotional well-being. By taking notice of their thoughts and feelings, players could better manage stress and enhance their overall mental health.

Stage 4 (Give): Mentorship and Equipment Donations One of the standout efforts in the initiative has been the mentorship program, where older players are invited to attend training sessions for younger players. These older athletes generously give their time and share their skills, providing invaluable guidance and support to the next generation of players. In addition, the club has encouraged members to donate their gently used football boots, hurleys, and helmets. These donations are collected and made available to other players in need through a swap shop, promoting a circular economy vibe within the community. This effort not only ensures that all players have access to necessary equipment but also fosters a spirit of generosity and sustainability. Heart Screening Initiative Another significant aspect of Kildorrery's participation in the One Good Club Initiative is the organisation of a heart screening event, funded by the Dillon Quirke Foundation. Scheduled for June 24th, this free heart screening is open to club members aged 12-18, with a small donation encouraged. Already, many young people have signed up, highlighting the community's commitment to health and well-being.

Stage 5 (Keep Learning): Information Talks and Health Screenings To promote continuous learning, Kildorrery hosted informative talks by ISPCC and Jigsaw, offering young people valuable insights and guidance on mental health and well-being. These sessions provided a platform for open discussions and learning, equipping attendees with knowledge and resources to support their mental health. Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being In line with the One Good Club's goals, Kildorrery has also hosted educational sessions with guest speakers Alexandra O Keeffe from Jigsaw and Kidorrery’s own Aoife Griffin ISPCC. These sessions provided valuable insights and guidance on mental health, creating a relaxed and engaging environment for young people. With pizza and treats funded by the club and local sponsors Supermacs, the events attracted 42 enthusiastic attendees, reinforcing the club's dedication to creating a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere.

Community Involvement and Future Plans Kildorrery's involvement in the Lidl Jigsaw One Good Club Initiative has had a profound impact on the community. By promoting mentorship, facilitating equipment donations, and organising health screenings and educational sessions, the club has made significant strides in supporting the mental and physical well-being of its members. As the initiative continues, Kildorrery GAA Club remains committed to fostering a positive, inclusive, and supportive environment for all.

The club's efforts demonstrate the power of community and the importance of looking out for one another, setting a shining example for other clubs across Ireland. A special thank you goes out to our dedicated committee members whose tireless efforts have been instrumental in the success of these initiatives. Your commitment and hard work have made a significant difference in the lives of our young people and the broader community.

For more information on upcoming events and how to get involved, follow Kildorrery GAA, LGFA & Camogie Club on social media or visit their website. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our young people and build a stronger, healthier community.

 

Lotto Results

There was no winner of the Lotto. Numbers drawn were 2,4,19,24.

Lucky dip winners were:

  • John Coffey
  • Bill Lane
  • Seamus Hennessy
  • Conor Fox
  • Sharon Murphy
  • Denis Power

Jackpot next time is €7000 and will take place on Monday 24th June.

 

Fixtures

  • Monday 10th June
    • U12 Camogie Co League Phase 3 Grp 9, R2 – Kildorrery V Carrigtwohill in Kildorrery @ 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 12th June
    • Kildorrery Primary School hosting Funcheon Cup – Kildorrery V Glennahulla, in Kildorrery @ 1pm
    • U14 LGFA North Cork League – Kildorrery V Glanworth, in Kildorrery @ 6.30pm
    • U8 LGFA North Cork Go Games Blitz in Kildorrery 6.30pm
  • Saturday 15th June
    • U16 Camogie Co League C1 – Kildorrery V Passagewest, in Kildorrery @ 11.30am
    • Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others LGFA Blitz in Mallow
  • Sunday 16th June
    • U12 LGFA North Cork Go Games Blitz, in Kildorrery @ 12 noon
    • Intermediate Hurling League V Bandon in Bandon at 1:30

Please note also of the following events taking place this week.

  • Monday 10th June
    • Coaching Committee Meeting in GAA Hall at 8:15pm
  • Friday 14th June
    • Virtual (Online) Safeguarding 1 Course 7pm – for details contact Mike Murphy 086 7946246

Upcoming Juvenile fixtures

  • Friday 14th June
    • U14 hurling V Killavullen in KDY at 6:45pm
  • Sunday 16th June
    • U12 hurling V Ballycastle Gaels in Ballyhooly at 11:00am

 

Club Meeting

Our next club meeting will take place on Monday June 24th at 8.30pm. Everybody welcome.