Following the GAA’s announcement yesterday of the cessation of all club games and the move by the Government to Level 3 of Living with Covid 19 from midnight tonight two further sports organisations, the Camogie Association and the KDFL, have announced a cessation to club matches.
In a statement released this morning, which mirrors the Croke Park statement of yesterday which covered the GAA and LGFA, the Camogie Association said that its Ard Chomhairle “has now endorsed a decision to suspend all Camogie Club games at all levels with immediate effect and until further notice. The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety. This directive applies to all ages and all grades across the island. Club Social Centres/Bars are also to close.
Training will continue to be permitted as per the guidelines outlined for the relevant levels in the Government’s National Framework for Living with COVID-19 and relevant guidelines in the Six Counties.
The Camogie Association will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days and weeks, regarding changes in government guidelines, before liaising with our Units accordingly.
The Camogie Association would also like to acknowledge all of those Units who have worked diligently in complying with the public health advice around the staging of our games and training sessions since activity resumed.”
For camogie in Kildare this means that the senior semi-finals, Naas V Johnstownbridge and Celbridge V Clane, which were postponed on Sunday last because of the weather, will be postponed again until further notice.
Meanwhile Regina Casey, Secretary of the KDFL, also issued a statement this morning which stated, “following the Government announcement of last evening in relation to our return to Level 3 of Living with Covid 19, all arranged matches within the KDFL are suspended for a period of three weeks.
Clubs can continue to train in-house in pods of 15 in line with government guidelines and protocols.”
The KDFL statement concluded by stating that the League will furnish clubs with further updates as they become available.
The KDFL had made a very positive start to their season with some exciting games in league and cup competitions.