GAA Museum Virtual Book Club
While it’s not possible to visit the GAA Museum or its Library & Archives in person right now, you can still learn more about Gaelic Games and the history of the Association by becoming a member of their new virtual GAA Museum Book Club. Each month the GAA Museum team will choose a well-known GAA book to read and review. At the end of the month, the museum will host a free online interview with the author, in which members can submit questions and comments. The ambition of the book club is to review some of the great GAA books and to give us all a much-needed sporting boost as we stay at home. You can find out more and how to get involved via the following link: https://crokepark.ie/bookclub
South Dublin Online Foroige Club Information Evening
Foroige South Dublin are establishing an online Foroige Club to cater for young people whose club has not been in a position to open due to Covid restrictions and also young people who do not have access to their normal social interactions because of the lockdown. They are hosting an information evening for parents and young people on Wednesday, 24th February at 7pm via Zoom. Please contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this meeting.
Upcoming Webinar - ‘Where We All Belong’ – bringing the GAA manifesto to life through the work of the Community & Health Department
This webinar will be held on Thursday the 25 February from 7-8.30pm. Presented by Colin Regan (Head of Community and Health), Geraldine McTavish (National Diversity and Inclusion Officer) and members of the Community and Health team. It will cover:
- An overview of the work of the department, including Community & Health committee structures, the Healthy Club Project, Social Inclusion/GAA for All, Youth leadership, Social Games & Physical Activities, Mental fitness, Substance abuse & Gambling Awareness, Healthy Eating, Community and Personal Development, and the new Green Clubs programme.
- Case studies of the benefits experienced by rural, urban, commuter belt, and international GAA units.
- The role of partnership at all levels of the Association, including how to connect with and attract under-represented populations and maximise access to public funding opportunities.
- Engaging with young digitally savvy volunteers who can also bring new ideas and opportunities.
To enrol in the webinar please click on the following link: ‘Where We All Belong’ – bringing the GAA manifesto to life through the work of the Community & Health Department, 25 February
Operation Transformation 5K
The Operation Transformation 5K in association with Athletics Ireland and Sport Ireland is back! On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 18th 19th and 20th of February, they are inviting you to take part this year by participating in a VIRTUAL OT 5K. You MUST register to take part in this event. Register at https://ot.rte.ie/events/the-operation-transformation-5k/ . Once registered you can select the day that you want to do your 5k. They want to see your 5K Journey!! Please send any footage you take before, during or after you 5K experience to email@example.com
RCSI MyHealth Series, ‘Vaccinations in the time of COVID-19 (This will be a virtual only event)
A panel of RCSI experts will discuss and answer many of the common questions and genuine concerns people have about vaccine safety and getting vaccinated.
The recording will be made available from Tuesday, 23 February on the RCSI YouTube channel and can be watched back at any time after that.
For more information and to register your interest, please visit https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/news-and-events/events/event/2021/vaccinations-in-the-time-of-covid19.
Those that register will be emailed a link to the recording on Tuesday morning, 23 February to watch the recording at a time most convenient to them.
In case you missed it, you can watch back any of the previous MyHealth and Positive Health discussions here:
Click here for more info DubGAA Health Week Poster 2021.pdf
The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study: Perceived coercion and psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
This is a major international study and is being lead in Ireland by Dr. Kevin McKenna and Aine McHugh from Dundalk Institute of Technology. It is being conducted to measure the impact of restrictive measures such a social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine and lockdown on psychological wellbeing. This study will investigate the perceptions among the general public utilising a cross sectional survey. The online survey explores the extent to which individuals perceive the public health states of 'lockdown' as necessary and procedurally just, and explore impact on individuals’ wellbeing, resilience, and coping. We would ask that you take some time (~20mins) to complete the survey which can be found at the following link; https://uclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3q6Qhnvpzuea3Vb