Sunday, July 26, 2020

For the second weekend in a row, a GAA club match in Mayo did not go ahead due to concerns over Covid-19.

The Michael Walsh Senior League game between Garrymore and Bohola Moy Davitts did not proceed as planned this afternoon as a player from the Moy Davitts team, felt symptoms of Covid-19 during the pre-match warm-up.

The match referee Kevin Connelly was informed of this and made the decision to call off the match as a precautionary measure.

Moy Davitts have since confirmed that the player in question has already been tested and reported a negative test. Activities at the club have also been suspended for 48 hours.

In a statement, the club said; “The club acted in the best interests of all involved and followed guidelines to ensure the safety of others. We would like to thank Garrymore GAA Club for their understanding on the matter and the way their covid supervisors dealt with the situation this afternoon. It is very much appreciated.”

Garrymore released a statements themselves, stressing that nobody connected with the club is involved and the incident will have no implications for the children who attended the Cul Camp in Garrymore last week.

The cancellation of today’s fixture marks the second weekend in a row that a game was called off due to concerns related to Covid-19, with last weekends Michael Walsh Intermediate game between Louisburgh and Balla called off as a precautionary measure.

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