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Update on Government guidelines

By Mary Morgan Wed 19th Aug

Following the issuing of new Covid-19 restrictions by the government last night all sporting events are to be played behind closed doors with no spectators. This restriction applies to all GAA games. Our games in Kilkenny will continue to be played but these restrictions must be observed by clubs and individuals.

Its also noted from the updated guidlines that all training is capped at 15 persons.  Further information and guidance will be issued as/when it is recieved.


The following is a communication from GAA President, John Horan and Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan:


A Rúnaí a chara, 
Following last night’s government announcement the GAA is seeking clarification on a number of issues relating to the organisation of Gaelic games and activities (26 Counties). 
As soon as we get clarity on these issues we will update our units. 
In the meantime, as games must now be played “behind closed doors”, no more than 40 persons per team should be allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and team officials. 

The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media and event officials (stewards etc.)  

While we await further clarification on the issue of parents attending juvenile games we suggest that one parent or guardian may attend a game where they consider it necessary for the welfare of their own child.

Cúl Camps and Team training should continue for the moment on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field.  

As ever, the Association asks units and members do their utmost to protect public health and we are very grateful for all of your efforts in this regard.

Is Muidne, 

Tomás Ó Riain 

Ard Stiúrthóir 


Seán Ó hÓráin 



By Mary Morgan Wed 19th Aug

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