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11th Mar 2020

Meath GAA club confirms player has tested positive for coronavirus

Darragh Murphy

GAA club coronavirus

Meath GAA club Simonstown Gaels have confirmed that a player has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Navan-based club revealed this morning that an adult player tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 10.

The player had recently been on holiday in Italy, along with another player from the club who has not shown any sign of symptoms but remains in self-isolation.

Neither player has visited the club since their return from Italy and the club has wished a full and speedy recovery to the player who is one of the 34 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland.

A statement from Simonstown Gaels Chairman Mel O’Rourke reads: “The club informed the HSE and the County board of this development and is seeking advice and guidance from the HSE as we believe that our duty of care to our members and community in general is of paramount importance.

“We take this opportunity to ask that everyone respect the privacy of the players in question and their families and also ask that members acquire their information from reliable and verified sources.

“The club will provide details when further details become available.”

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