Gerry O’Dwyer, South South West Hospital Group CEO, Tim Murphy, Kerry GAA County Board Chair, Peggy Horan, vaccination centres co-ordinator, Michael Fitzgerald, Chief Officer, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare and Marc Sheehan, Cork GAA County Board Chair as the HSE in Cork and Kerry thanked the GAA for its support of the vaccination rollout. Photo: Gerard McCarthy Photography

HSE thanks GAA

GAA communities across Cork and Kerry have been thanked for their support as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues.

The GAA in both Cork and Kerry have pledged to support anyone who needs help with the registration process, and to make sure that all clubs across both counties have details of the online and phone registration options.

Cork GAA County Board Chair Marc Sheehan said: “We have seen GAA facilities called into action throughout the pandemic as test centres, and there is no community which hasn’t been impacted by Covid-19. As we reach a new phase of the pandemic, we are proud to see several GAA facilities in Cork used as vaccination centres. The GAA is a key part of every community across both our counties and we will make sure that no member of our community who needs support in registering is left behind.”

Vaccinations are now underway across both counties of people aged between 60 and 69 who have registered at or 1850-241850. Michael Fitzgerald, the Chief Officer of Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, thanked the GAA organisations in both counties for their ongoing support: “All of our communities have had a difficult time during the crisis caused by Covid-19, and the GAA has played a central role in supporting those communities. We have had unstinting support from the GAA whenever we have needed. Not only have we had access to GAA facilities when needed, clubs and members have done huge work to make sure that everyone in their community is supported.”