GAA suspend all club games until further notice

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James Cox
The GAA has suspended all club games with immediate effect until further notice.

A statement was issued by the association following a meeting of the GAA's Management Commitee this morning.

"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."

Bars and social clubs at GAA clubs have also been ordered to close, but "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".

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The LGFA’s Management Committee has today endorsed a decision from the GAA’s Management Committee to suspend all LGFA Club games at all levels with immediate effect ​and until further notice.

The 2020 inter-county championships are due to kick off this month but this could change after the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) recommended Level Five Covid-19 restrictions for the whole country.

NPHET are meeting with senior Government officials today with an announcement expected later.

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