GAA fixtures paused with ‘immediate effect’ until ‘further notice’

by Rachel Darcy

All GAA club fixtures have been paused with ‘immediate effect’ by the GAA Management Committee, with the pause to remain in effect ‘until further notice’.

The GAA Management Committee’s decision was announced in a statement this afternoon, as uncertainty remains surrounding NPHET’s latest recommendations to the Government on Covid-19.

According to RTE, a statement from the committee said that all club games would be suspended until further notice following celebratory scenes across the country where social distancing and other measures were not being followed.

The statement said: “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.”

The committee are said to be closely monitoring ongoing developments as the Government debates the latest NPHET recommendations, which could see the entire country go into Level 5 on the Resilience and Recovery Living with Covid-19 plan.

It emerged on Sunday night that the National Public Health Emergency Team were advising for a move to Level 5 of the recovery plan, under which no sport fixtures or training would be allowed.

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