GAA seek “empirical evidence” following decision to play games behind closed doors
The GAA has called for evidence to be presented to explain the Government’s decision to ban all spectators from sporting events until at least the 13th of September.
Up until now 200 people were allowed be part of an outdoor sporting event, which meant that a small number of GAA supporters could attend matches.
Matches are back behind closed doors, and outdoor training is limited to groups of no more than fifteen.
The GAA have invited Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn and NPHET to meet with their COVID-19 Advisory Group as soon as possible.
The short statement released last night reads:
“Following this evening’s unexpected announcement the GAA invites Dr Ronan Glynn and NPHET to present the empirical evidence which informed the requirement for the Association to curtail its activities.
“The Association will tonight be issuing an invitation to Dr Glynn to meet with its Covid Advisory Group in this regard without delay.
“The GAA and its members remain at all times committed to protecting public health.”