Four Leitrim footballers with Covid, but Tipp game goes ahead

Leitrim GAA has confirmed that four members of the senior football panel have now returned positive tests for Covid-19.

Two of the five players who were originally tested last week prior to the postponed Down game, returned positive results.

An update issued on Friday morning by the county board said that following a series of rapid testing for the entire squad this week, two additional players tested positive and have now also also been ruled out of Sunday’s game.

The statement said there were no close contact issues arising from these positive cases for the remainder of the panel that is available for Sunday.

As things stand,  Sunday’s decisive Division 3 game against Tipperary in Carrick-on-Shannon is going ahead. The winner of that game will preserve their Division 3 status for next season.

The match will be broadcast live on Ocean FM from 2pm.