This could be the end of the season for GAA club games, with all GAA club games at all levels suspended with immediate effect.
That’s according to John Prenty, Connacht GAA Council Secretary.
In a statement this afternoon the GAA's Management Committee said the decision to suspend all games at all levels has been taken in the interest of public safety following a number of incidents that have been brought to its attention in recent days. “In particular, post-match celebrations and a lack of social distancing at certain events have proved disappointing and problematic”.
The directive applies to all ages and all grades across the island.
Club Social Centres/bars are also to close.
John explained to Midwest News this evening that If inter-county games do go ahead next month, it now seems almost certain they will be played behind closed doors.
If Level 5 restrictions are imposed from midnight tonight, he said, that has implications for the League, and will mean the club championship season has come to an abrupt end, but added it was a great season for club football.
John told Midwest News this evening that the Association’s decision today that all GAA club games at all levels are suspended with immediate effect, is drastic action taken for the health of everyone.