All GAA club matches suspended with immediate effect
The GAA’s Management Committee has today taken the decision to suspend all GAA Club games at all levels with immediate effect and until further notice.
In a letter sent to all the GAA clubs around the county and a statement released on the GAA website, the organisation said the decision has been taken to protect the public. Training, however, will be permitted under the directive.
The statement reads: “The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety following a number of incidents that have been brought to our attention in recent days. In particular, post-match celebrations and a lack of social distancing at certain events have proved disappointing and problematic.
“This directive applies to all ages and all grades across the island.
“Training will continue to be permitted as per the guidelines outlined for the relevant levels in the Government’s National Framework for Living with Covid 19 and relevant guidelines in the Six Counties.
“The GAA will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days and weeks, regarding changes in government guidelines, before liaising with our units accordingly.
“The Association would also like to acknowledge all of those units who have worked diligently in complying with the public health advice around the staging of our games and training sessions since activity resumed.
“More than ever, we ask that you continue with this approach regarding training sessions,” the statement concluded.