All a chairde,
We are seeing increasing transmission rates of the COVID-19 virus across the globe. As you are all no doubt aware, many measures have been taken to slow the spread including cancelling events such as music festivals and conferences and attendance at sports events.
Today, the GAA, the LGFA and the Camogie Association in Ireland issued a joint press release advising that effective immediately all activities at club, intercounty and educational levels are suspended until the end of March. It reads:
“In light of this morning’s Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at club, county and educational levels until March 29 (inclusive) from midnight, This is to include all games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades.
We will continue to liaise with Government officials and review the situation between now and the end of the month, assessing the impact of these measures on our competitions.
In the meantime, the Association is encouraging all members to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the Health Authorities”
The message is very clear and concise.
The CGAA committee is in agreement with and endorses the position taken by the three associations and is advising all clubs across Canada to follow the same guidelines for at least the next two weeks effective immediately. This includes suspension of training, games and large team gathering events.
We encourage all of our members to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the federal and provincial health authorities. We will continue to keep you all updated on this evolving situation.
Secretary, Canadian Gaelic Athletic Association