The Division of Sport, Arts and Tradition say that any choice on whether or not underage championship video games can proceed throughout new Degree 5 Covid-19 restrictions “continues to be being clarified”.
Earlier a Authorities spokesperson instructed RTÉ Information that solely senior video games might go forward and nothing else.
Nevertheless, RTÉ Political Correspondent Paul Cunningham has confirmed in a tweet that no agency choice has but been made with regard to the staging of Underneath-20 and minor fixtures when the nation once more enters Degree 5 restrictions from midnight tonight.
New – remark from Dept of Sport re solely GAA senior inter-county video games allowed to proceed throughout new Degree 5 #Covid19 restrictions: “The federal government choice of Monday has resulted in lots of modifications, together with in sport. The matter continues to be being clarified.” @rtenews
— Paul Cunningham (@RTENewsPaulC) October 21, 2020
RTÉ Sport understands GAA officers in Croke Park are planning to debate the newest developments at a gathering later this morning and to hunt additional clarification from the Authorities.
The All-Eire U-20 soccer remaining between Dublin and Galway won’t be performed this Saturday, with a press convention scheduled this morning with the 2 managers postponed.
Galway county board chairman Pat Kearney told Galway Bay FM that they had acquired affirmation from Croke Park this morning that the match was postponed.
Any suspension of underage video games will little question come as the frustration to the affiliation following the graduation of the Munster U20 hurling championship on Monday, the place Cork and Tipperary superior to the semi-finals.
Three scheduled video games within the grade are because of happen this night within the Leinster championship, simply hours out from the start of the brand new restrictions.
Underneath the brand new exceptions checklist, revealed on the government’s website this week, it states: “No coaching or matches ought to happen, aside from inter-county Gaelic video games.”
It might seem the GAA seen this as permitting each underage and senior inter-county motion to proceed.
In the meantime Cork county board have confirmed that no additional membership finals will happen this 12 months, with the video games rescheduled for the primary weekend of March subsequent 12 months. The U21 championship won’t be held.