GAA clubs instructed to close their facilities

The GAA has instructed all its clubs to completely close their grounds and facilities with immediate effect.

A joint statement from the Association’s Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan and President John Horan was published on Wednesday evening.

All club and county activity had been on hold for the past couple of weeks and these measures have now extended to Sunday the 19th of April inclusive, at which stage arrangements will be reviewed.

An extract from the statement is below:

“…we are now instructing GAA Clubs to close their facilities completely.

This is to include the use of all pitches and property for recreational purposes, including walking, casual games or gatherings.

Where it is not possible to restrict access please erect signage to the effect that all GAA facilities are closed and all activity suspended.

In order to facilitate an orderly resumption of activities when circumstances permit, Clubs are encouraged to proceed as normal with their membership registration process where practical. Clubs of course should be mindful of the possible changed financial circumstances of members.

Similarly, club lottos may proceed if they are run on an online basis and do not involve wholesale engagement with the public.

Clubs are also advised to refrain from undertaking new capital projects while support funding for this type of work is suspended.”

Read the GAA statement in full here.