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Homework Helper: Four Great Resources from FAI

Practice your soccer skills with the help of current and former Republic of Ireland Internationals.

FAI Homeskills

FAI have just completed Week 7 of their FAI home skills videos. Every weekday at 11:00am on the FAI Grassroots Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, a new skill is introduced by their Ambassadors, current and former Republic of Ireland internationals, with a demonstration of the skill by FAI development officers, and current domestic and international players.

Each day, the FAI invite viewers to submit their own video performing a skill; for a chance to win an FAI Goodie Bag. A library of all 35 skills is available on YouTube: FAI Homeskills.

FAI Guide to Healthy Eating

The FAI recently re-launched its Healthy Eating Guide in conjunction with SPAR, to encourage parents and kids who are at home to eat healthy and learn some new dishes that are favourites of FAI’s Senior International players. They have twenty recipes in total that can be found here: FAI Healthy Eating Guide.

No Barriers at Home

In February FAI launched the ‘No Barriers at Home’ programme, a joint initiative with London to promote UEFA EURO 2020 and teach children about players who have overcome barriers in their lives. There are twelve inspirational stories, one from each of the host cities of UEFA EURO 2020. To access the ‘No Barriers at Home’ programme view HERE.

We Will Draw

FAI have also created some fun colouring pages of current Republic of Ireland Senior Internationals which are available HERE.


Death Of Maura Daly, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 29th May 2020, of Mrs Maura Daly (née Corcoran), Monadreen, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly Lower Graigue, Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Jerry; Mrs Daly passed away peacefully, after a short illness, while in the care of South Tipperary General Hospital.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving family; daughters Geraldine, Orla, Paula and Niamh; sons Dermot and Damien; grandchildren Alex, Ben, Damien, Eamon, Clara, Tom, Dylan, Joshua and Cillian; great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Maddie and Saoirse; sons in law; daughters in law; brothers Billy and Michael; sister Nora; brother in law John; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

In accordance with government guidelines regarding public gatherings; a private family funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday 2nd June, at 11:00am, in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

The funeral Mass for Mrs Daly can be viewed live HERE.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

The extended Daly family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.


Will NASA SpaceX Rocket Be Visible Over Tipperary Tonight?

This evenings cloudless sky could mean that residents of Ireland should be able to view the NASA SpaceX rocket as it soar across our skies tonight.

Of course this launch will depend on the weather in Florida, but hopefully the rocket will launch at 8:22pm Irish time, with two astronauts on board.

If all goes according to plan viewers should be able to view the Falcon 9 rocket under the moon, in the south-west some ten to fifteen minutes later.

The Falcon 9 rocket will take off from launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and journey to the International Space Centre.

Take Note: If the SpaceX rocket decided for one reason or another to abort after its anticipated take off this evening, it could land off the west coast of our Emerald Isle.


Covid-19 Update: Sat. 30th May 2020 – 9 Deaths – 59 New Cases

The total number of Covid-19 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary; as of midnight on Wednesday, May 27th last, remains updated at 527, with 0 recorded new case up until that date.

The Department of Health has confirmed this evening that a further 9 persons have sadly passed away from the virus here in the Republic of Ireland, over the past 24 hours. These latest figures leave the total number of deaths caused by this pandemic currently at 1,651.

This evening, it has also been confirmed that an additional 59 new cases of coronavirus have been identified, bringing the total since conception in the Republic of Ireland to 24,929.

Co. Dublin still has the highest number of cases at 12,031 (48% of all cases), followed by Co. Cork with 1,472 cases (6%) and Co. Kildare with 1,416 cases (6%).

Worthy of Note: Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%; so stay the distance asked by medical professionals.

Note Also: The current recovery rate from covid-19 virus is 90%.

Please Do Continue To Remain Safe.


Save Lives With Water Safety Ireland’s PAWS Programme

Water Safety Ireland are encouraging all teachers and parents to explore water safety with children and young people at this time.

With warm weather comes lots of extra water play and it is predicted that this summer will see a surge in the national usage of beaches, rivers, lakes and waterways as a result of people not being able to travel abroad. Despite the pleasure water brings, it must always be treated with caution. Children and young people are an at-risk drowning group so it is very important to teach water safety skills from the earliest age.

With resources for children of all ages, Water Safety Ireland’s PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) programme outlines the essential life-saving guidelines that every child needs to know.
To access their programme visit www.teachpaws.ie

Water Safety Ireland have teamed up with RTÉ Home School Hub to promote the PAWS programme this week. They are running a colouring competition with a chance of winning one of 4 x €50 Elverys Sports vouchers. To enter, download the picture available HERE and send your artwork to paws@watersafety.ie.

Include your name, class level, school and winners will be announced on RTÉ’s Home School Hub on Thursday 4th of June.

Teach and Learn skills that can save lives.