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GAA announce all club games suspended with immediate effect

By Rory Cashin

October 5, 2020 at 3:21pm

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The decision has been made following a number of incidents regarding public safety.

With more and more parts of the country reacting to the news of the potential Level 5 restrictions - from the restaurants to the school teachers - and now the sports sector have also made an announcement today.

The GAA made the announcement on Monday afternoon, with a statement via their official website:

"The GAA’s Management Committee has today endorsed a decision to suspend all GAA Club games ​at all levels with immediate effect ​and until further notice. The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety following a number of incidents that have been brought to our attention in recent days. ​

"In particular, post-match celebrations and a lack of social distancing at certain events have proved disappointing and problematic. This directive applies to all ages and all grades across the island. Club Social Centres / bars are also to close.

"​Training will continue to be permitted as per the guidelines outlined for the relevant levels in the Government's National Framework for Living with Covid 19 and relevant guidelines in the Six Counties. The GAA will continue to monitor the situation in the ​coming days and weeks, regarding changes in government guidelines, before liaising with our units accordingly."

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