Roscommon GAA say that a meal hosted in a hall in Boyle on Saturday for the county senior team was organised in accordance with Covid guidelines.
Gardai have confirmed they are investigating after complaints were made about potential breaches of current Covid regulations.
Concerns were raised on Saturday afternoon after a large number of cars, including a Roscommon GAA branded vehicle, were observed outside St Joseph's Hall in Boyle and a group of people had gathered inside.
Social media posts expressed anger that the event, attended by over 20 people, was allowed to go ahead despite the entire country being in level three restrictions on indoor gatherings.
Gardaí confirmed they attended the venue at approximately 4.30pm, following reports of potential breaches of current Covid 19 regulations and following engagement with Gardaí a group of people gathered in the premises agreed to leave.
In a statement to Shannonside Northern Sound today, Roscommon GAA confirmed that the seniors played a challenge game against Donegal in Sligo as a preparation for the forthcoming inter county season.
The GAA has confirmed that after the match was played, the Roscommon team consumed a meal in St Joseph's Hall Boyle where the members of the group sat socially distant and ate their food.
The GAA claims that each action was carried out in full compliance with the Covid Protocols for Elite Sports and Roscommon GAA are committed to compliance and adherence to the guidelines as issued by both the Government and the GAA.
The full statement from the GAA is below:
Roscommon GAA are preparing to play Armagh on next Saturday in the National Football League Division Two. As part of the preparation our senior team played a challenge match against Donegal in Sligo on Saturday.
After the match was played the Roscommon team consumed a meal in St Joseph’s Hall Boyle where the members of the group sat socially distant and consumed their food.
Each action was carried out in full compliance with the Covid Protocols for Elite Sports. The Roscommon Senior Inter County Football Team is considered an elite team under the Covid Protocols.
Roscommon GAA are committed to compliance and adherence to the guidelines as issued by both the Government and the GAA.