Croke Park suspends all club fixtures with immediate effect
All club GAA fixtures at all levels across the country have been SUSPENDED by the association until further notice.
The decision was made following a meeting this morning.
A letter sent to all clubs this morning says that the GAA’s management committee has endorsed the decision, saying it was taken in the interest of public safety following a number of incidents that were brought to their attention in recent days.
The letter specifically highlights post match celebrations and a lack of social distancing at certain events, which they say proved disappointing and problematic.
The directive applies to all ages and grades across the island, while club social centres and bars are also to close.
Training will be permitted as per current government guidelines.
A number of club games were slated across the weekend here in Cork, including the Premier Senior Football Championship final between Nemo Rangers and Castlehaven.
The statement from the GAA reads:
“The GAA’s Management Committee has today endorsed a decision to suspend all GAA Club games at all levels with immediate effect and until further notice.
“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.
“Club Social Centres / bars are also to close.
”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 where training sessions for your players is continuing.”