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Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19

Cork were due to play Galway next Saturday.

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CORK ARE UNABLE to fulfil the fixture for next Saturday’s All-Ireland U20 hurling final against Galway after a member of their group has tested positive for Covid-19. 

All players and management in Cork squad have been deemed as close contacts by the HSE and Cork as a result are unable to play the game which had been fixed for next Saturday.

Cork booked their place in the final last Wednesday night when they were crowned Munster champions after defeating Limerick in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Galway had won the Leinster decider the previous night with victory over Dublin.

It is unclear now what the GAA reaction will be in terms of the arrangements for the fixture. Earlier today they had announced the scheduling of the game for next Saturday afternoon at 3pm in Semple Stadium.

The full Cork GAA statement reads:

“A member of the Cork U20 Hurling group has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, all players and management have been deemed as close contacts by the HSE.

“Therefore, Cork will be unable to fulfill Saturday’s All Ireland U20 Final fixture at this time.”

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