Longwood GAA

Founded 1904

Co. Meath

GAA issue statement in relation to games behind closed doors

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The GAA have clarified a number of issues after the Government’s decision that no spectators should attend sporting fixtures.

Croke Park have said that no more than 40 persons per team is allowed at a game which includes players and all the backroom team.

The GAA also suggest that one parent may attend a game where a juvenile is playing.

In an email signed by John Horan and Tom Ryan, clubs were also told that training can continue but must be broken into groups of 15.

“Following last night’s government announcement the GAA is seeking clarification on a number of issues relating to the organisation of Gaelic games and activities (26 Counties),” said the communication.

“As soon as we get clarity on these issues we will update our units. 

“In the meantime, as games must now be played behind closed doors, no more than 40 persons per team should be allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and team officials. 

“The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media and event officials (stewards etc.)  

“While we await further clarification on the issue of parents attending juvenile games we suggest that one parent or guardian may attend a game where they consider it necessary for the welfare of their own child.

“Cúl Camps and Team training should continue for the moment on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field.  

“As ever, the Association asks units and members do their utmost to protect public health and we are very grateful for all of your efforts in this regard.”

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