Laois, Kildare and Offaly GAA pitches can reopen

August 10, 2020

The dressing rooms locked at Fr. Dowling Park, Rhode GAA, Co. Offaly ©INPHO/James Crombie

GAA pitches can reopen in Laois, Kildare and Offaly, however, no matches are allowed following a meeting of the Association's Covid Advisory Group with representatives from the three counties.

A two week lockdown was announced for Laois, Kildare and Offaly on Friday after a significant increase in Covid-19 cases in those counties. The GAA, the LGFA and Camogie Association had to cease all activity as a result.

But, in a statement today, the GAA's Covid Advisory Group said they are "satisfied that to date the incidence of reported positive Covid cases among those participating in Gaelic Games in Laois, Offaly and Kildare is miniscule, and no higher or lower than the general incidence among GAA clubs nationwide."

Training can also continue outdoors but on a non-contact basis with a maximum of 15 people while indoor meetings "should involve no more than six people from no more than three households."

"It is the Associations’ expectation that once restrictions are lifted in those Counties that clubs will be able to resume activity on the basis that their fellow clubs in the other 29 Counties are currently operating." the statement continues.

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