Camogie Association also decides to suspend club action

The Camogie Association’s Ard Chomhairle has endorsed a decision to suspend all camogie club games at all levels with immediate effect and until further notice.

The decision follows the GAA's announcement that it was suspending club games, with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) having also followed suit.

A statement from the Camogie Association echoes the points made in the GAA statement yesterday (Monday).

"The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety," said the Camogie Association statement.

"This directive applies to all ages and all grades across the island."

It said training will continue to be permitted in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the Government's National Framework for Living with Covid-19, and the relevant guidelines in the North.

"The Camogie Association will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days and weeks, regarding changes in government guidelines, before liaising with our units accordingly," said the statement.

"The Camogie Association would also like to acknowledge all of those units who have worked diligently in complying with the public health advice around the staging of our games and training sessions since activity resumed."

Meanwhile, GAA President John Horan has explained the reasoning behind the association's decision to call a temporary halt to club action.

All club fixtures across the board are suspended until further notice while training can continue in line with the relevant guidelines.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport, Horan said the "actual games weren't really the problem", and he highlighted the "post-match element" with people gathering together to celebrate county final victories.

For instance, the celebrations sparked by Blackrock's victory over Glen Rovers in the Cork senior hurling final last Sunday attracted a lot of attention and criticism.

"It caused difficulty to make it but I think we have made the right decision. Public health is the most important thing," Horan told RTÉ Sport.

"There were issues with the compliance of organising our events, and particularly the post-match events that were going on.

"We felt we had no choice but to shut things down. The actual games weren't really the problem, it was the post-match element," he added.

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