New managers wanted

We are actively looking for managers to take on our New U8 team that will be coming out of the academy this summer.

If you are interested please contact a member of the committee or email info@gbfc.ie

We as a club will ensure you get to complete your Kick 1 FAI coaching badges and all the safeguarding courses required.

 

U11 Friendlies lined up

Here are a list of upcoming friendlies for our U11s. Pop up and support the lads if you are around.

Sat 11th
Home to Maynooth KO:11.30am

Sun 12th
Home to Rathcoole KO:10.30am

Thurs 16th
Home to Firhouse KO:7pm

Thurs 23th
Home to Crumlin Utd KO: 7pm

 

AGM Notice

02nd/July/2020

Greenhills Boys (Schoolboy Section) AGM Notice

Due to the restrictions imposed by the Government regarding social distancing and mass gatherings, travel restrictions etc… the Executive committee had been left with no option but to defer the scheduled AGM that was due to be held the End of June 2020 in line with current playing season.

A new date has been agreed now for Mon Jul 27th 7.30pm (Venue to be confirmed)

Proposals for new committee members should be sent via email to info@gbfc.ie for the attention of Chairman Robert Macken no later than Monday 20th July.

Roles to be filled are as follows:

  • Chairman
  • Asst Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Committee members

Regards

Greenhills Boys FC – Executive Committee.

DDSL/FAI statement on updated roadmap for football

 

DDSL/FAI released the following statement. Here is the statement.

FAI moves from Cessation to Kick-Off as Football
prepares for Return to Action
The Football Association of Ireland has today approved a new Safer Return to Football Pathway that will see Adult Amateur and Underage football permitted to return to full-contact training, including training games between teams from the same club, from June 29th and authorised to make a full return to playing friendly games from July 11th and competitive matches from July 18th.
The FAI’s Steering Group, in consultation with Medical Director Dr. Alan Byrne, has recommended the transition from cessation to kick-off, based on the latest Government guidelines and advice from the Department of Health and HSE as lockdown measures around COVID-19 ease.
The FAI remains committed to the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and any return dates announced today are subject to change, as per Government guidelines.
A separate statement around the SSE Airtricity League, Women’s National League and underage National Leagues has also been published.
The decision to move from cessation to a return to competitive football from July 18th applies to Adult Amateur and Underage football under the jurisdiction of the FAI and will apply to all players, coaches, match officials, club officials, volunteers, parents and guardians.
Work on Safer Return to Football protocols for Football For All and Futsal affiliates is underway and details will be announced in due course.
Under the new Safer Return to Football pathway, the FAI has approved the following measures:

  • Adult Amateur and Underage football can return to full contact training, including training games between teams from the same club, from June 29th
  • Adult Amateur and Underage football can return to playing friendly games from July 11th
  • Adult Amateur and Underage football can return to playing competitive matches from July 18th
  • All Adult Amateur and Underage Leagues operating a Winter season, who have had applications to extend their 2019-2020 season approved, can resume League fixtures from July 18th and must have all competitions completed by September 14th
  • All other Adult Amateur and Underage Leagues operating a Winter Season can commence their 2020/21 season from July 18th
  • All Adult Amateur and Underage Leagues operating a Summer Season can resume/commence from July 18th and must have all competitions completed by November 30th

Welcoming the announcement of the new Safer Return to Football Pathway, FAI Interim CEO Gary Owens said: “Today’s decision allows all our players and stakeholders to look forward to a full and safe return to competitive football by July 20th. I know how much that will mean to so many across the country.
“Our game has been in lockdown since early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic so this is great news for all concerned. We must, at this point, thank all those frontline workers who have made so many sacrifices to allow us, as a society, to get back to a point where we can plan for a Safer Return to Football and for the return of live sport to all our lives.
“The Football community, together with so many of our FAI staff, have also worked so hard to get us ready for this return and I want to thank all those who have made today’s announcement possible. I also want to thank the Government and all their agencies for their support for Irish football in what has been a very challenging time for everyone.
“We will remain fully committed to all Government guidelines regarding COVID-19 but today offers real hope to Irish football at all levels of the game and I look forward to seeing all our players back on the field of play.”
FAI Medical Director Dr. Alan Byrne thanked the clubs and players who have already followed the FAI’s Safer Return to Training Protocol in Phases One and Two of the Government’s Roadmap.
“The effort and work necessary to get players back on the training pitch as we continue the battle against COVID-19 has been so demanding for everyone,” said Dr. Byrne.
“All our clubs, from the biggest senior teams to the smallest underage clubs across the country, deserve so much credit for getting us to this point. Our aim is to make football as safe as it can be for all concerned within our game. We are very close now to getting back on the pitch and playing matches again and I urge all involved to follow the Protocol for a Safer Return to Football, which we will issue next week, as we complete this journey together.”

Parental consent for “Return to Football”

With the return to football on the horizon the club are working behind the scenes in order to get the children back out on the pitch.

The FAI sent a protocol for us to follow and it is required that you read and understand the guidelines – Press here for Protocol document

Can you as a parent\guardian complete the form below and provide your consent for your child to return under the proposed guidelines.


“Return to Football” on the horizon

Thanks to all the managers for a very productive “Return to Football” meeting over the last few days.

We recommend all managers and parents read and understand the protocol documents below from FAI. The risk assessment document is currently under review by the committee.

We will let you know the return date over the coming days.
Some of the club rules around this are as follows.
  • Parental consent must be sent to each manager outlining that they have read the above document and they give their consent for their child to return to football.
  • That consent must be sent the day prior to allocated training session. If the manager has no consent prior to training your child WILL NOT to be allowed to train
  • Each player must bring their own water bottle and hand sanitiser
  • Our clubhouse can only be used for toilet facilities. No changing rooms can be used.
  • Each team will need to appoint a Covid Compliance Officer as per the protocol above.

 

RIP -Tommy Murray

Our condolences got to the Murray family on the passing of Tommy.

Tommy was a founder member of our great club as was a visitor on many occasions to games in Greenhills Park over the years. He will be fondly remembered for his good nature and kindness. One of the moments that stands out in recent years was at our 50th Celebrations in the Spawell , Tommy stopped Brian Kerr’s speach to tell him he is here to talk about Greenhills Boys and not the Faroe Islands.

Tommy will be sorely missed by everyone in the community.

Tommy may you Rest In Peace.

RIP – Kathleen Murray

The club would like to offer our condolences to our Academy coach Craig and his family on the passing of his Grandmother Kathleen.

May Kathleen Rest in peace. 🙏

RIP – Eddie Kelly (Snr)

The Club would like to offer its condolences to the family of former committee member and manager Eddie Kelly (Snr).

Eddie was a valued committee member and manager in the early years of the club and was part of the team who were behind the building of our first clubhouse.

Eddie (Snr) was also the grandfather of current U8 player Jake Kelly and father of U8 manager Eddie Kelly (Jnr).

May Eddie Rest In Peace

FAI update on Covid-19

FAI statement

FAI highlights three key issues around return to football for amateurs
The Football Association of Ireland’s steering group has highlighted three key areas around return to play protocols for the amateur adult and underage game which have been submitted to government officials.

The group met again yesterday (Monday) to discuss the conditions necessary to facilitate a safe and timely return for all amateur adult and underage players, match officials and volunteers.

The latest meeting followed further consultation with stakeholders in the wake of the publication of the government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The FAI now awaits a response from government as it seeks guidance on the following issues:

1. A clear policy to manage all risks for volunteers around a return to play and to ensure a safe environment for all participants.

2/ Clarity on the effects of social distancing on contact sport as per the phases outlined in the government’s Roadmap

3. Guidance on the infrastructural costs for amateur adult and underage clubs around safe return to play protocols.

Steering group facilitator Ger McDermott said: “We await a response from government having submitted a series of key questions to Sport Ireland around a safe return to play for everyone involved in amateur adult and underage football.

“We again advise all affiliates to postpone any decisions on a return to training or football until the government responds. The steering group will then meet to consider the outcome of that response.

“Only then can we issue clear guidelines to our clubs, leagues and all affiliates on a safe return to training and playing. We thank them all for their patience to date and for continuing to abide by HSE guidelines.”