Galway GAA club suspends club activities due to COVID-19

By Oisín McGovern

Kinvara GAA club in county Galway has suspended its activities amid ongoing concerns about coronavirus.

The club announced the decision via a statement on social media this afternoon which read:

“Having discussed and reviewed the increasing incidents in our locality of Covid19, we have made the decision to cease all local Kinvara GAA events, including TRAINING and MATCHES, for the foreseeable future”

The statement released by Kinvara GAA earlier today

The club said they had “a duty to act in the interest of containment of the current outbreak.”

“Although no members have tested positive, we do have to act responsibly for both the Kinvara community and the wider GAA and national community.”

The South Galway club urged its members to follow HSE guidelines about coronavirus.

This announcement comes days after the club decided to postpone their fundraising fashion show as a precaution.

The government announced four new cases of coronavirus in the West of Ireland last Wednesday but didn’t specify any location.

A number of events have been cancelled across the county Galway due to concerns about COVID-19, including all St Patrick’s Day parades.

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland has also postponed its annual conference, which was due to take place in Galway city from April 3-5.

A Labour Party leadership hustings due to take place tomorrow in the city was also postponed.

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