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Gaeil Truicha Re-Opens Due to the easing of restrictions Walking facilities at GAA Clubs can reopen with a number of important restrictions to be adhered to. Most clubs have included this amenity at their premises and allow members of the Community to walk/run/jog. Big numbers were using them as the benefits to health are well known. Gaeil Truicha is involved in the Healthy Club campaign and were very active until Covid19 disrupted their programme. Truagh Chairman, Michael Treanor, says that Covid19 has stopped everything at the Club but, like most Clubs, that did not deter members from becoming involved in Community Volunteering and assisting families, when needed. The close down of the Club has been expensive as there were bills to be paid but no revenue coming in. The development at the Club house has been delayed as a result of Lockdown but that is no real problem as the development is something that has been in the planning for years, so waiting another few months to get it finished will not matter, states Michael. He was looking forward to seeing people using the facilities and the Walking Track is a start and hopefully a further reduction of restrictions will add more to the programme over coming weeks. The games are a big miss for players and spectators and the loss of the social aspect of teams can be difficult to deal with but there is good support among the players. Walking Track. The Track will be open on Tuesday and Thursday only and the fields and clubhouse remain closed. On these days, 10am to 11am is reserved for the elderly and the vulnerable and then from 7pm to 9pm for everyone else. Social distancing rules must be followed and Groups of 4 maximum and from within 20k can use the facility. People are asked to travel in an anti-clockwise direction around the track and the hand sanitizer should be used before and after walking. Healthy Club Step Challenge Truagh Gaels, in partnership with Truagh Ladies, have signed up for the Healthy Club/Irish Life Steps Challenge. The challenge started on June 3rd and will end on June 30th 2020. Ninety adults from the club and wider community signed up and are taking part, registering their steps through an app on the phone and at the end the club with the highest record of steps recorded in each province will win an O’Neill’s Voucher to the value of €2,500. So far Truagh members are performing very well and are hoping to get the Ulster €2,500 Voucher.