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Positive Covid-19 cases among Armagh senior and Clare minor football panels

Both teams are scheduled to return to competitive action this month.

The Armagh team ahead of playing Kildare earlier this year.
The Armagh team ahead of playing Kildare earlier this year.
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Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 3:51 PM

ARMAGH GAA HAVE confirmed that a number of the senior football squad have tested positive for Covid-19 and as a result collective training has been postponed. 

Last week the Donegal panel dealt with an outbreak and the players were instructed to self-isolate after a positive test in the camp.

The Armagh county board’s statement said: “Following a recent outbreak in a local club, Armagh Senior Football team has a number of confirmed positive results for Covid-19. We are strictly following the GAA and public health advice and as a precautionary measure we have postponed collective training.

“These are difficult times for our communities and Armagh GAA urge all members to follow the public health guidelines.”

Armagh are scheduled to face Roscommon in the resumption of Division 2 on 17 October.

The Clare minor football panel are isolating after one of their players also returned a positive test for the virus.

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County Board chairman Joe Cooney told Clare FM that all other members of the panel are now to be tested, but that guidelines were adhered to when the team travelled to Galway via bus last weekend to play a challenge match.

Clare are due to face Tipperary in the Munster Minor Football Championship on 24 October.

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Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloud

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