Tuesday, February 23, 2021

LONG term Leinster injury victim, Kill’s Adam Byrne, has had a further setback in his bid to gain full recovery. Byrne had  stepped up his recovery last week from a hamstring injury but he has now sustained a quad injury in the final stages of his rehab and has undergone a surgical repair over the weekend. He is expected to be unavailable for a number of months, according to Leinster Rugby.

Adam Byrne Photo: INPHO

There was better news for Eadestown’s Jimmy O’Brien who will return to training this week following a hamstring injury but he will require further assessment before a final decision is made on his availability.

Meanwhile the IRFU has issued a statement on club and schools rugby in advance of this evening’s Government announcement on revisions to the Plan for Living with COVID-19.

The statement says, “The IRFU understands many people will have questions about changes to current restrictions as they apply to rugby in the community.

Should today’s announcement offer any clarity around permitted rugby activity in clubs and schools, the IRFU will summarise this information and share directly with our stakeholders.

Any further information supplied by Sport Ireland will also be shared with clubs and schools.

Updates from the Northern Ireland Executive will be shared with clubs and schools in Ulster.

The IRFU are committed to mapping out a phased return to rugby activity for clubs and schools when it is safe and responsible to do so.

This will be based on suppression of the COVID-19 virus and the easing of current restrictions,” the IRFU statement concludes.

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