GAA clubs suspend activity after senior player tests positive for COVID-19

County Tyrone clubs Eglish and Aghaloo have suspended all playing activity after a senior Eglish player tested positive for Covid-19, it has emerged.
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The positive test came after the sides met in Sunday’s opening Division Two game, which Aghaloo won.

Statements from both clubs said they have adhered to GAA and Public Health guidelines “at all times”.

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They both added that they regard the health and wellbeing of their members and community as paramount.

Competitive GAA action resumed at the weekend for the first time since March as club championships got underway.

Fixtures in the Republic are allowed up to 200 people, which includes players, coaching staff, media and stewards, however matches in Northern Ireland are behind closed doors.

On Saturday, ten clubs in Co Londonderry suspended activity as a precaution after reported cases of a coronavirus outbreak in Limavady.

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Eglish currently have no players on the Tyrone senior panel but the club is home to Conor McKenna, who was at the centre of a recent Covid-19 story in Australian Rules football.


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