Huge boost for Kilkenny GAA fans
Kilkenny GAA fans got a huge boost today as Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael confirmed supporters can begin attending matches from next Monday.
GAA President Larry McCarthy announced up to 100 spectators can attend matches in Kilkenny from next week. Up to 200 will be allowed to attend games held at Nowlan Park.
Mr McCarthy said: “As you are aware, the Irish Government last Friday confirmed a further relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions to take affect from Monday, June 7th.
“In terms of attendances, 100 spectators will be permitted to attend GAA games (club and inter county) in the 26 Counties from Monday, June 7th.
“This number is in addition to players, team personnel, stewards or media attendees. Where a ground has a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000, a maximum of 200 spectators can attend.
“All grounds should have appropriate dispersion measures in place at all entrances and exits.
“Congregation in large groups on or outside club grounds is not permitted.”
Mr McCarthy confirmed dressing rooms must remain closed. And although the use of gyms will be permitted from next Monday, he has asked all club and county owned gyms to remain closed for the time being.
Club bars will be permitted to serve food and alcohol outdoors. Drive-in cinema and drive-in bingo events may take place and family fun days and other fundraising events are also permitted.
However, all indoor club and county meetings will continue to be held remotely until further notice.
Mr McCarthy added: “We will advise further in this context in advance of July 5th.”