LGFA suspend injury fund cover after reports of teams planning to train

May 22, 2020

General view of training cones.
©INPHO/Billy Stickland.

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has suspended its Players Injury Fund Cover after it heard of teams planning to train on non-GAA grounds prior to July 20.

All GAA, Ladies Football and Camogie activities are suspended until July 20 until protocols for return to play are produced by the GAA Covid-19 Advisory group.

However, the LGFA was informed that some teams planned to train in small groups from June 8 on open spaces or non-GAA facilities.

Today’s statement says this should not happen and no insurance cover will be in place for such sessions.

LGFA statement

Following reports that some LGFA groups intend hiring or using facilities (private and public open spaces) outside of GAA grounds to commence training in small groups when Phase 2 of the Covid-19 restrictions commence on the 8th June, the Management Committee of Central Council has suspended  the LGFA Injury Fund with immediate effect from today 22nd May 2020. This will be the situation until such time that training and playing activity are sanctioned for return by the LGFA. All GAA training and playing facilities are closed until the 20th July.

Should an individual sustain an injury and incur medical costs while taking part in an on-line training session or an individual training program from 22nd May, the individual will be personally responsible for all such costs. The GAA Public Liability Insurance stands suspended until July 20th.

Return to Train & Return to Play protocols are currently being drawn up by the GAA Covid-19 Advisory group and will be circulated when completed and agreed in June. In the meantime we are urging all members to stay vigilant and to stay safe. Central to every decision made is the health and safety of our members and their families.

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