Saturday, May 16, 2020

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association have conducted a wide ranging survey to gauge the feelings key stakeholders about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their game.

Kildare captain Grace Clfford
Photo: Karl Gormley

The LGFA sought the views of county and club players, county managers, club and county board officers, and referees, through surveys, and the results are contained here. 

The LGFA state that they hope to be in a position to play some club and inter-county games this year, subject to public health guidelines.

As it is unlikely that inter-county games will be played before October at the earliest, the LGFA is now recommending that inter-county training should cease for now, and only resume when it is advised to do so.

The LGFA will continue to adhere to best practice in relation to Covid-19, and the Association will be guided at all times by the Government and public health authorities.

When the situation becomes clearer, there will be a phased resumption of training at both club and county levels, to allow players to prepare for a return to play.

The LGFA will work closely with the GAA in the formulation of these return-to-play protocols, which will be activated only when it is safe to do so.

LGFA President Marie Hickey commented: “I would like to thank all of our stakeholders who engaged in the surveys that were sent out, and completed last weekend.

“The various responses made for interesting reading and it was important to gauge the views of players, managers, referees and officials.

“We all look forward to the time when we can safely return to training and playing games.

“Until then, I would once again urge all of our members to continue adhering to current Covid-19 guidelines, and I wish everybody well during these challenging and unprecedented times.”

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