The Indy GAA Board and I know everyone is attempting to find their new normal right now, but we wanted to take a brief moment to share a few decisions we’ve made regarding the 2020 season.
Following the guidance of the CDC, the federal, state, and local levels we are suspending all club activities until Friday, April 17. This will still allow us to tentatively host our Pub League Kickoff & Jersey Party at Hotel Tango, but this is all subject to change as we learn more and more health recommendations are developed. Important dates that follow shortly after our current start date include:
- April 18 – Annual Referee Training/Refresher Course
- April 19 – Week 1 of Hurling Pub League
- April 21 – Weekly Practices Start
- April 23 – Week 1 of Gaelic Football Pub League
We are also in constant communication with the USGAA regarding their league play recommendations and their registration deadline. The original March 31st deadline was chosen by the Indy GAA board to help ensure we were registered prior to the USGAA’s official deadline of the end of April. For now we still ask that all members register with the USGAA by the end of the month, barring any changes.
We did get word that this year’s Continental Youth Championships in San Francisco have been canceled, but as of now USGAA Nationals in Boston (Aug 21st-23rd) are still on.
Again, all of these dates are subject to change as we continue to follow the government’s guidance, but as of now we are keeping an optimistic view as to how we will proceed this year. Rest assured that we are continuing to plan for contingencies if the need be, and we will do our best to continue to keep an open line of communication with our members as things proceed/develop. Our coaches are working on some virtual training opportunities and we are hoping to put together some virtual social opportunities in the near future. Please keep your eye out of these events.
We will continue to send out communications via email, our social media, and our website, but if you are a current member you may want to keep an eye on our Slack workspace. If you do not yet have access to Slack please email Kyle Keesling (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get setup.
There are a lot of unknowns right now but we will work to keep everyone as informed as we can. If you have any questions or thoughts regarding this whole situation, please feel free to contact me.
In the meantime, please think about supporting our sponsors during these uncertain times. Many of them are in the hospitality sector, which is being especially affected by all of this. Be on the look-out for some fundraising events we have in the works to help support the businesses that have so graciously chosen to support us. On social media we encourage you to tag/share info about our sponsors, tag the club, and/or use the hashtag #indygaacares to show our support.