COVID-19 Update

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Sent: 16 March 2020 17:40:43
Subject: COVID-19 Update

A chairde,

 As you will no doubt be aware, the Irish Government moved on Sunday evening to confirm the closure of all pubs and bars in response to threat of Covid-19.

 Accordingly, we remind all of our units with licensed premises that their club bars too fall under this directive and must remain closed until March 29, before which further instructions will follow from the relevant department.

 As per last Friday’s correspondence, Club gyms are also to remain closed.

 Furthermore, playgrounds on GAA club premises should now also close. If it is not possible to lock gates please put up notices advising that the playground is not to be used.

 Please see attached the latest information from the Health Authorities.

 All of this guidance is for direct application in Ireland and Britain but units elsewhere might wish to refer to it as best practice.

 County officers in Ireland and Britain are also advised to adapt these measures for county grounds and training facilities where applicable.

I would like to thank our clubs, counties and members for their co-operation to date in playing their part in helping us - and by extension the country as a whole – to adhere to the measures issued last week as part of efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

I would also like to acknowledge the special efforts many of our club units have undertaken to assist the wider community. Clubs are encouraged to assist their local health services and to continue reaching out to vulnerable people in our communities at this challenging time.


Is Mise,

Tomás Ó Riain

Tom Ryan

Ard Stiúrthóir

Director General

Le meas,

GAA Communications Dept.

Rannóg Cumarsáide CLG / GAA Communications Dept.
Gutháin / Tel : +353 (01) 865 8659
CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 /
GAA, Croke Park, Dublin

Training restrictions

From: Fergal McGill <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Sent: 16 March 2020 17:23
Subject: IMPORTANT: Training restrictions

A chara,

The GAA's Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee, the Gaelic Player's Association and the Gaelic Athletic Medical Association (the representative body for Team Doctors) wish to stress the crucial importance of all players and team personnel adhering strictly to HSE guidelines in relation to social distancing and other aspects of the current Covid 19 pandemic.

In practical terms, this means the following:
Players should not congregate, even in small numbers, for training sessions.
Indoor shared Gym facilities are to be avoided, as such environments pose considerable limitations on a users ability to adhere to both 'Social Distancing' and contact transmission guidelines advised by the HSE.
Team managers, backroom personnel and players at all levels have not only a duty of care to each other but also to the wider community around them at this time.

It is expected therefore that County and Club teams across the country will adhere to both the letter and spirit of what has been asked of them at this challenging time.

Le meas,

Dick Clerkin (Chairman, GAA Medical Sceintific and Welfare Committee)
Paul Flynn (CEO, Gaelic Player's Association)
Dr Sean Moffatt (Chairman, G.A.M.A)

Facilities Update.

Celbridge GAA Club  have made the decision to close our club bar, hall and meeting room facilities from 6pm this evening night (Sunday 15th) until further notice.

Celbridge Gaa Facilities

To All members

As everyone is aware with the response to the Covid-19 is to suspend all activity to include all games, training and team gatherings.

With regards to access to the facility as individual members

As with other licensed premises the bar will remain open subject to numbers (normal open hours). We ask all members using the facility to use the sanitizers provided before and after you arrive and follow the instructions issued by the HSE.

In regards to the Gym it is the Clubs executive view the Gym should remain closed to all members during this period for there is no way of guaranteeing people clean the items they have used. We are of the view this is of the best interest of our members especially our players.

In regards to meetings if you are to have them (only if essential) please use them in the Bar, be careful of the numbers attending and use the sanitizers etc before and after you leave.

Follow the instructions issued by the HSE including distancing

Every little bit helps and we will get to normality asap

Celbridge GAA

A message from the Uachtarán and Ard Stiúrthóir

13 March 2020 16:05:29

A chairde,

We are all hugely proud of the significant role that the GAA plays in Irish society and the positive impact made at Club, school and County level through our promotion of our native games.
However, with that role comes responsibility and never has this been more evident than in recent days, and the decision taken to suspend all GAA activity, matches and training at Club, school and County level across all grades and codes until March 29 inclusive.

Here, Uachtarán CLG John Horan and Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan spell out the GAA’s position and our request to all of our members to do the right thing and to play our part.

Ar aghaidh linn le chéile.

Uachtarán CLG, John Horan, encourages the Association’s members to rally around the most vulnerable in their communities in response to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Ard Stiúrthóir CLG, Tom Ryan, discusses the Association’s response to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Le meas,

GAA Communications Dept.

Rannóg Cumarsáide CLG / GAA Communications Dept.
Gutháin / Tel : +353 (01) 865 8659
CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 /
GAA, Croke Park, Dublin

Joint Media Release from the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the LGFA

12ú Márta, 2020


Covid-19 response

In light of this morning’s Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at club, inter-county and educational levels until March 29 (inclusive) from midnight.

This is to include all games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades.

We will continue to liaise with Government officials and review the situation between now and the end of the month, assessing the impact of these measures on our competitions.

In the meantime, the Association is encouraging all members to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the health authorities.

For further information, contact Alan Milton,
GAA Director of Communications on 01 8363 222.