Longwood GAA

Founded 1904

Co. Meath

Government to maintain 200 limit for outdoor sporting events as move to Phase 4 is delayed

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The number of people allowed attend GAA matches will stay at 200 for at least another three weeks.

It was hoped that crowds of up to 500 would be permitted to attend GAA matches from next Monday, August 10th. However, following a Cabinet meeting today, the Government has decided to further delay the country's move into Phase Four of the roadmap for re-opening.

The current restrictions of 200 at outdoor gatherings and 50 indoors is being extended until the end of this month as the Government continues to hold a review of measures every three weeks with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The news comes as a blow to GAA clubs and county boards as an increase in numbers would help them meet the demand for tickets from supporters.

The current limit of 200 includes players, mentors, officials, stewards and members of the press. This results in little over 50 supporters from each participating club having access to tickets.

In Northern Ireland, crowds of up to 400 have been allowed at outdoor sporting events.

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