The Longford senior and intermediate football championship games scheduled for this weekend have both been called off.
Spikes in covid-19 have seen higher incident in the region with a reported two positive cases in the Killoe Emmet Og club.
Longford county board are due to release a statement to all clubs and media to advise the postponement of all three senior and intermediate fixtures.
Statement from Longford county board:
“You maybe aware that two positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in our county over the past couple of days.”
“These two positives are active members of a GAA club, however the source is not GAA related. Public Health Authorities are liaising with the club and players in question and the work involved in contact tracing has commenced”.
“Having spoken with the Public Health Authorities and the club in question over the course of this evening, Longford GAA have, given the advice received together with our concerns over the health of all of our members, made the decision to postpone the following games which were down for decision over the coming days:
Saturday 26th – Intermediate Football Final – Ardagh Moydow V St. Brigid’s Killashee & All County Football League Division 1 – Colmcille V Granard
Sunday 27th – Senior Football Semi Finals – Longford Slashers V Mullinalaghta St. Columba’s & Killoe Young Emmets V Mostrim
Wednesday 30th – Junior Football Championship Quarter Final – Longford Slashers V Killoe Young Emmets
The refixture of the above games will be based on developments over the coming days together with any further advice received from the Public Health Authorities.
We wish a speedy recovery to the players in question and best wishes to those others awaiting test results.
Finally, we request that each of our members complies with all COVID-19 regulations and help keep this pandemic at bay.”