Leitrim GAA Chair hopes players wont suffer consequences from games’ return

Chairman of the Leitrim County Board Enda Stenson says most people on the board who have contacted him in recent days are not happy that GAA county games are going ahead this weekend.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show today, Enda Stenson said it had been left up to the players to decide if they would travel to Newry tomorrow and no one has said they aren’t willing to go.

He says though the onus shouldn’t be left on the GAA or the players, and the government should be taking a leadership role on the issue.

The Leitrim Chairman says the young players all have families with young and old members and he doesn’t want any of them to become infected with Covid-19 as a result of having travelled to play the game.


Speaking in the Seanad today Roscommon Senator Eugene Murphy has echoed calls for the GAA to suspend all games this week in light of increasing numbers of Covid 19 nationwide.