Donegal GAA Club suspends activity as precautionary measure

The Naomh Colmcille GAA club in Donegal has suspended all its club activity as a precautionary measure.

The club, which is based in Newtowncunningham, played played a challenge game against Derry club Glack last week. A cluster of Covid-19 was subsequently identified in the Limavady area.

No Naomh Colmcille club member is reported to have taken ill or  tested positive but the club has halted activity as a precaution and has taken a number of safety steps as outlined in its statement below:

“The committee of N.Colmcille CLG has taken the decision to temporarily suspend all club activities as a precautionary measure after playing a challenge game last Saturday against Derry club Glack. Nine clubs in Derry, Glack included, have been temporarily closed this week after the Public Health Agency identified a cluster of cases of Covid_19 in the town of Limavady.
We need to point out that none of our players or members have been affected and this is solely a precaution as the health & safety of everyone is of the utmost importance and our priority. Our club Covid Supervisor has been working closely with the Donegal County Board & the HSE today and the situation will be reviewed on Monday.”

Donegal GAA moved quickly on Friday night to clarify that all scheduled club fixtures this weekend go ahead as planned as there are no suspected cases of Covid in any club in Donegal reported to the the county’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) or in any of the Ulster clubs played against in challenge matches recently, an issue the county board has checked on with Ulster GAA.

Naomh Colmcille were due to play Fanad Gaels in the regional leagues on Saturday evening.

The new regional leagues began on Friday evening with five games played in Division 1:

Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 3-13 Bundoran 2-11

St Michael’s 3-10 Termon 1-6

Gweedore 4-15 Cloughaneely 0-7

MacCumhaill’s 0-14 Glenfin 0-10

St Eunan’s 4-13 St Mary’s Convoy 0-4.

The St Naul’s v Naomh Conaill game will now be played next Friday, July 24th.