Yesterday it was confirmed by Taoiseach Micheál Martin that sporting events would take place behind closed doors until September 13 at the earliest.
This comes only a couple of weeks removed from when games were scheduled to include up to 500 spectators.
As such that never came into effect after a rise in COVID 19 cases.
Now the organisation faces another setback.
Asked why people can’t watch sport with socially distancing, while those playing the sports are in close contact, @MichealMartinTD says “I take your point, lay people would immediately ask that question”, but that the primary risk is in what happens before and after the match pic.twitter.com/BCjuWh4BGd
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 18, 2020
In response to the new guidelines, the GAA released a short statement outlining how they would like a meeting with Dr Ronan Glynn to show the evidence as to why the decision was made.
Offaly GAA chairman Michael Duignan at a ‘loss for words’ following latest Government guidelines
Posted by The Sunday Game on Tuesday, 18 August 2020