GAA President John Horan has called for patience amidst the coronavirus, saying "we will get back to playing games it's just a matter of time and a matter of people being patient."
The Association confirmed yesterday afternoon that all activities at club and county level will be suspended until March 29. The Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie Associations have also taken this course of action in response to COVID-19.
Dunderry in Meath is one of a number of GAA clubs across the country to offer assistance to those in need during the pandemic. Speaking to GAA.ie, Horan has encouraged GAA clubs to look out for the more vulnerable people in their communities:
"Just to cite Dunderry in Meath being one that I picked up on where they're actually engaging with the elderly within their community, getting their order, going to the local store and leaving it outside the house of the actual individuals so that those elderly people who I suppose within our society are probably more vulnerable than most are actually getting that support."
"And I suppose with games and everything shut down people will have time on their hands and why not put that time to good use by supporting those more vulnerable people within their community.
"It's just that if we do the right things at the moment I think we will come through it in a better position than if we start going off doing things that we feel we want to do what we shouldn't really be doing.
"So I think if everybody complies and gathers together in support of the actual drive that's there at the moment to overcome this epidemic that has hit our country I think we'll come out of it all the better.
"And, look, at the end of the day we will get back to playing games it's just a matter of time and a matter of people being patient."Tweet