GAA calls Dr Ronan Glynn and NPHET to provide "empirical evidence"

August 18, 2020

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

The GAA tonight has called on acting CMO Dr Ronan Glynn and the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) to provide "empirical evidence" to back up the decision to ban spectators from attending matches.

The Irish Government has approved a recommendation by the NPHET that all sports be played behind closed doors as part of new restrictions to combat a rise in Covid-19 infections across the country.

GAA statement

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.

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