2 Further Positive cases for Leitrim, but they will field against Tipperary

The Leitrim GAA senior team have confirmed 2 further players have tested positive for Covid 19 but have clarified that there is no contact issues arising from the cases.

Terry Hylands side availed of the Covid 19 Rapid Testing on Wednesday night as the look to warp up their Division 3 league campaign this weekend.

The side were unable to field against Down last weekend, due to the unavailability of a number of players, and while the confirmation of 2 further cases now brings it to four the number of players from the panel who have tested positive, they have confirmed that those who were not able to field a week ago can now return.

Leitrim currently sit in the relegation zone of the table, just above Louth who have been relegated. Tipperary are the visitors to Avantcard Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada this Sunday at 2pm, where a victory for the home side could go along way to helping them to hold onto their Division 3 status.

The statement from the County Board is detailed below.

LEITRIM GAA STATEMENT

As our players and backroom team continue to prepare for Sunday’s Allianz Football League encounter with Tipperary in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Leitrim GAA wishes to acknowledge and thank the excellent and professional service provided by Advanced Medical Services at our Centre of Excellence on Wednesday night in the completion of the Rapid Testing Programme for our entire football squad of players and backroom personnel. Unfortunately, as a result of this testing, two additional players have tested positive and have now also also been ruled out of Sunday’s game. There are no close contact issues arising from these positive cases for the remainder of the panel that is available for Sunday. This brings to four the number of players that are unavailable this weekend due to Covid issues. A number of other players, who had been ruled out of last weekend’s match with Down due to close contact issues, have since been cleared to return to the panel for Sunday. We acknowledge the strenuous efforts of our medical staff and all associated with the panel in ensuring that this is the case by following all the correct procedures as laid down in line with GAA and HSE protocols.

We look forward to Sunday’s encounter as we welcome Tipperary to Avantcard Pairc Seán Mac Diarmada.