Gatherings of youths ignoring Covid-19 restrictions discovered by Laois Offaly Gardaí

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

Gardaí find large groups of youths in Offaly ignoring Covid-19 restrictions

Gardaí find large groups of youths in Offaly ignoring Covid-19 restrictions

Two large gatherings of young people playing soccer and having an outdoor party were discovered by Gardaí today in Offaly.

The Laois Offaly Garda District has reported coming across a group of about 20 young men playing soccer in Tullamore town.

"Our members on patrol around Tullamore Town today came across a group of over 20 males playing a game of soccer with not a care in the world. No social distancing at play."

"One amadán even told the Garda "you can't stop me getting the Corollavirus". Some genius. Meantime they discovered a group of over 12 young people having a little party in the woods. No social distancing at play here either." the Gardaí report on their Facebook page.

They have again warned about the danger of spreading Covid-19 to family members at risk. 

"Remember chances are you will go home and chances are you will affect a family member. Take the advice before its past doing anything about it," the Gardaí have said.