Laois GAA club release statement on Covid-19 close contact case

News delays start of GAA season in Laois

Brian Lowry

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Killeshin GAA release statement on covid 19 close contact case

Laois club Killeshin have suspended all club activity for 10 days

Killeshin GAA have released a statement explaining that they are suspending all club activities for 10 days after players came in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case during a challenge game earlier this week.

The club in question is believed to be from Carlow and were playing Killeshin in a Junior football challenge game.

As a result, the first competitive game after the lockdown in Laois is now postponed as Killeshin seniors were due to take on Ballylinan on Saturday evening in the Kelly Cup semi-final.

Killeshin GAA held a meeting earlier tonight and released the following statement on their social media channels.

"Killeshin GAA would like to let our members know as a precautionary measure we have decided to press pause on all club activities until Monday, July 27.

"This is a precautionary measure, as one of our teams has been in contact with a person who subsequently tested positive for Covid-19

"We in Killeshin GAA feel it sensible and prudent to temporarily close our grounds and suspend both underage and adult group activities. We understand that anyone identified by Public Health authorities as a close contact will be tested for Covid-19
We will keep you posted on resumption of activities, and we remind you to respect the privacy of all involved. Thank you," he said.