Limerick GAA club confirms positive Covid-19 test and suspends all activity

Jerome O'Connell

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Claughaun Limerick

A Limerick GAA club has this Monday evening confirmed a positive Covid-19 test.

Claughaun GAA have suspended all activity.

"Due to notification of a positive Covid-19 test within the club, all activities have been suspended until further notice," Claughaun confirmed this Monday evening.

"Entry to club grounds is strictly prohibited and the club await clarification regarding upcoming fixtures," said the Limerick city club.

"All members are encouraged to adhere to HSE guidelines," concluded the brief statement from the Childers Road based club.

No further information regarding the positive test has been confirmed by Claughaun GAA club.

However, it is understood that the positive test relates to a teenage player who lined at minor and junior level with Claughaun in recent times. On Friday, Claughaun played in a Limerick minor hurling championship - hosting Glenroe. On Sunday, Claughaun played in the Limerick Junior A Hurling Championship - defeating Ahane in Na Piarsaigh GAA grounds in Caherdavin. 

Glenroe GAA club in south Limerick has made it's members aware of the connection.

"As most of you are aware there has been a positive case of Covid-19 within the minor team in Claughaun GAA who we played on Friday last. The HSE have been informed and will contact the club directly should we need to move to the next step," said their brief statement. 

"The parents of all our players have been informed of the situation and have been asked to keep a close eye on their children for symptoms," outlined the Glenroe communication.

Next weekend, Claughaun were scheduled to play their round one game in the Limerick IFC - a fixture on Saturday against Mountcollins in Rathkeale.

Limerick GAA officials have confirmed to the Limerick Leader that they are liaising with Claughaun GAA and the HSE and will continue to do so in the coming days with regard to contact tracing.

This Tuesday lunchtime Claughaun confirmed "anyone deemed to have been in close contact with the positive case for a prolonged period has been notified."

"The risk of transmission without prolonged contact in an outdoor setting is extremely low. The club would like to thank the community for their continued support and we hope a return to action in some form is possible going forward."

See below for official information with regard to dealing with a positive case within a GAA club.