Joint statement from GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association

August 08, 2020

Outside Croke Park during Covid-19 restrictions. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

The GAA, together with the LGFA and Camogie Association, has released a statement confirming that all activities in Kildare, Offaly and Laois are postponed with immediate effect.

The suspension includes matches, collective training, in person meetings and camps while GAA grounds and facilities should remain closed until further notice.

It comes after Taoiseach Micheal Martin announced the country's first local 'lockdown' in the three county region following a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases.

"In response to the updated public health advice which has been announced specifically for counties Kildare, Offaly and Laois – the GAA, An Cumann Camogíochta and the LGFA have announced a cessation of all activity in these counties at all levels and in all codes from midnight tonight until further notice," the statement reads.

"This suspension on activities covers all collective training, matches, in-person meetings and camps.

"GAA grounds and facilities in the affected counties should remain closed until further notice.

"The position will be reviewed by our Gaelic games Covid-19 advisory group next Monday, after which further advice will be issued to clubs in the affected counties.

"The GAA, An Cumann Camogíochta and LGFA encourages all members nationwide to continue to follow public health advice and in counties where activity is still permitted, to follow Gaelic games return to play protocols."

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