Club Update: Covid-19

A Chairde,

Whether it’s to go to the gym together on a Monday, do basic skills together on a Wednesday, play cards together on a Thursday, go out for some craic together on a Friday, play our gaelic games together on a Saturday, watch GAA games in Ireland on the TV together on a Sunday, there is hardly a day goes by throughout the year when our members are not together. Through this togetherness we have become known as The Shamily.
We are now in strange times of self-isolation and although not physically together we remain together as a strong community. Reach out to all your team-mates, club members and beyond to make sure we are all remaining strong and healthy.

Winter Superleague

With the announcement that all sporting facilities will remain closed until at least May 1st, the current Winter Superleague is POSTPONED. We are working on several possibilities to finish out the current league once social distancing measures are lifted.

COVID-19

Please follow the latest updated government guidelines on self-isolation and safety.

federal guidelines

Provincial guidelines

A Message from the Irish Dept of Foreign Affairs in Canada

Dear all,

I would like to thank you for your assistance over the past couple of weeks in helping us get our messaging out to the Irish community on our various social media platforms.

Given how active the GAA network is across Canada, the support you are giving us is invaluable in terms of getting the latest updates out to the younger members of our community here. In case you’re not following us already, or as a reminder, our Twitter handle is @irlembcanada, and our Instragram is irelandincanada. We’d be grateful if you could continue to share our updates as we post them.

I know some of your members may have concerns about various issues arising from the COVID-19 situation, and so I wanted to send along a link with the latest IRCC guidance that has been shared by Canadian Embassies on Twitter today.

As always, we encourage everyone to check all travel advisories and requirements before travel. For the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Ireland, including travel advice, please see here:

if anyone is in need of consular assistance they can call the Embassy on +1 613 233 6281, or email ottawaembassy@dfa.ie

Sincerely,
Liam Twomey
Chairperson
Montreal Shamrocks GAC

Club statement: COVID-19

Hello everyone,
As many of you are aware, the 197th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal, originally scheduled for
Sunday, March 22nd has been postponed until further notice. The Montreal Shamrocks will also be
postponing our post parade event scheduled to be held at the Black Watch.
Due to current recommendations surrounding large gatherings, we will be cancelling this weekend’s
matches scheduled for March 15th. Our Superleague and Executive Committees will be working on
a plan for the continuation of the Superleague as the situation improves.
We urge our members to take the precautionary measures set forth by the government seriously
and self isolate or self monitor if recommended. The current guideline from the Government of
Quebec is to self isolate if you have returned or intend to return from travel from outside the
province for 14 days, beginning today. In addition, members who have traveled recently to
countries in Europe or Asia should read and follow the protocol from the Canadian government for
that location. Finally, members who have recently returned from a cruise ship should also read and
follow the current guidelines regarding self isolation and self monitoring. Information from both
governments can be found at the links below:
Quebec Guidelines
Federal Guidelines

Wednesday training at the Centre D’Education des Adultes Champlain will be cancelled for this
Wednesday, March 18th. This is due to a previously scheduled building closure and unrelated to the
current COVID-19 guidelines.
We appreciate that this situation can change rapidly and our closely monitoring the
recommendations set forth by the Canadian and Quebec Governments. The safety and health of
our membership is our top priority, and we hope that the Montreal Shamrocks continue to be a
source of community and strength in a difficult time.
Sincerely,
Liam Twomey
Chairperson
Montreal Shamrocks GAC

Full Statement can be found here

Winter Superleague 2020: Week 9


Coming up this Saturday, the 7th of March at the Stinger Dome

  • 6pm – Goose Village Blackrocks (Men’s) vs Concordia Warriors (Men’s)
  • 7pm – Field D – Griffintown Gaels (Ladies) vs Verdun Vikings (Ladies)
  • 7pm – Field C – Goose Village Blackrocks (Ladies) vs Concordia Warriors (Ladies)
  • 8pm – St Henri Harps vs Concordia Warriors

Week nine of the 2020 Winter Superleague starts at 6pm this Saturday, the 7th of March, in the Concordia Stinger Dome, and it’s the last chance saloon for a number of our teams, as the race tightens and the margin for error gets even smaller.
First we have the Goose Village Blackrocks lining up against the Concordia Warriors in the men’s football. With both teams still in the hunt for the second finals spot, the winner here will have the easiest path to the final, but by no means will the outcome be certain. Expect no quarter asked for, or given in this game.
Next we have a ladies football double header Griffintown Gaels Vs Verdun Vikings on Field D and Goose Village Blackrocks Vs Concordia Warriors on Field C. The permutations at play here are too numerous to mention – the only things that are certain are: if the Blackrocks win, they are into the final, and if the Gaels lose, they’ll be out of contention. Anything could happen, including a continuation of this four way split for the finals. Both these games should be spectacular, and with so much on the line, why wouldn’t they be?
Finally, it’s N.D.G. St Henri Harps taking on the Concordia Warriors in the hurling. With PSC out of the running and Na Fianna already in the finals, this is the match that will make or break the Warriors debut hurling season. A win here, and then they’re one step closer to a place in the finals, a draw will make things harder, but not impossible, and a loss will put an end to things. It’s not complicated, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy, taking points off the Harps has been a tall order all season – but the Warriors didn’t get this far by being reserved. Expect this clash to be one of the highlights of the winter hurling season!