Warning that Tipperary GAA club championships may not be completed

Concern expressed over large attendances at games

Eamonn Wynne

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Eamonn Wynne

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ewynne@nationalist.ie

Warning over matches

Only the teams, match officials, press and stewards should attend GAA club matches, according to the CCC (competitions control committee) of the Tipperary GAA board

The CCC (competitions control committee) of the Tipperary GAA board has expressed concern that the county’s club championships may not be completed, because of the large attendances at matches.

“The county CCC has taken note of a large number of attendances at games, when due to government and HSE guidelines there should be zero attendance with the exception of teams, press and stewards”, according to a CCC statement issued this week.

“We would request that clubs impress strongly on their followers to please follow the guidelines laid down.

“The CCC has become quite worried that our competitions may not conclude if this continues”, the statement added.

All sporting events are taking place behind closed doors under measures announced by the Government last week, as part of a renewed effort to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed that a decision had been taken to ban all spectators from sporting events until September 13 at the earliest.

Micheál MacCarthaigh, secretary of the west Tipp GAA board, has also appealed to clubs this week, requesting that their members do not put pressure on the board’s designated officers or the gate stewards to allow entry to grounds.

“You need to drive this message home to your team managements etc", he stated.
“This is for the safety of all our players/officials and games.
“Competing clubs must take responsibility and drive home the message that no member of the general public can turn up at the venue”, the west board secretary added.
He also requested clubs not to organise training for any of their teams while games are in progress.

For more Tipperary sport read Draws made for semi-finals of county senior and intermediate football championships