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Positive Covid-19 case sees Cabinteely v Galway United called off

John Caulfield’s side were due to face the First Division leaders at Stradbrook tonight.

Cabo goalkeeper Adam Hayden in action at Stradbrook.
Cabo goalkeeper Adam Hayden in action at Stradbrook.
Image: Bryan Keane/INPHO

TONIGHT’S SSE AIRTRICITY LEAGUE First Division match between Cabinteely and Galway United has been postponed. 

The Dublin club, who are top of the table after two wins from their opening two fixtures, had a positive Covid-19 test. 

Following discussions with the HSE, Cabinteely informed the league that they won’t be able to field a team for this evening’s game, which was pencilled in for a 7.45pm kick-off at Stradbrook. 

John Caulfield’s Tribesmen have one point so far from two outings. 

The matter is set to be referred to the FAI’s Disciplinary Control Unit and the fixture will be rescheduled in due course. 

A statement from Cabinteely read: “Cabinteely FC very much regrets the cancellation of tonight’s SSE Airtricity League First Division fixture against Galway United.

“This decision – taken by the Board of Cabinteely FC – followed protracted discussions with the HSE and the FAI.

“Based on guidance from the HSE and information available, and in the interest of public health and safety, Cabinteely FC made a decision that the fixture should not take place.

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“Cabinteely FC can confirm that the correct protocols and procedures have been followed throughout. We would like to apologise to Galway United, their players, management and club officials as well as all officials for the inconvenience caused by the late cancellation.”

There are four other matches taking place in the First Division tonight. 

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