Niall Scully and Eoghan O’Gara Join COVID-19 Community Initiative


Dublin star Niall Scully and former team mate Eoghan O’Gara join other club athletes in community initiative to warn about social gatherings

The slogan “lets work together by not hanging around together” has been coined. And it’s being used in a community initiative video put together by a number of clubs on the south side of Dublin.

It comes as more people warn of the dangers of people congregating in group and failing to practice social distancing. And with new government measures being announced today to limit social movement, there’s a hope that gatherings will happen less over the coming days and weeks.

Dublin Footballer Niall Scully, his former inter county team mate Eoghan O’Gara flew the flag for Templeogue Synge Street. Joining them were Camogie stars Aoife Walsh from St. Judes and Kerri Finnegan from Faughs Celtic. Recently retired Dublin Ladies Footballer Rachel Ruddy also joined the cause in the hope of getting the message across.

Represented in the above video are Templeogue Synge Street, St Judes, Ballyboden St Enda’s, and Faughs Celtic GAA Clubs. And they’re joined by St Mary’s College RFC, Terenure College RFC and Terenue Rangers FC.

A plea from club member to avoid gatherings

Recently a number of clubs have reached out to members asking them to avoid congregating in groups. As everyone has seen over the last weekend many people are still ignoring the advice.

St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh club chairperson Conal Clerkin released a message to all member yesterday as the club had received two seperate complaints. The complaints related to member of the club pucking and kicking balls around Martin Savage Park where the club is situated.

“While most were displaying social distancing, not all were,” Clerkin admitted.

“We are doing so much good work in the community at the moment it is a shame that our players are not adhering to what is being asked of every citizen in the country.”

Martin Savage Park is of course a public space and not exclusively used for Plunkett’s club puropses, the chairman requested his message was forwarded to all players and parents asking them to refrain from all group activity.

Clerkin also asked all club members to rigidly adhere to social distancing guidelines and requirements

(video from Templeogue Synge Street on Facebook)