GAA season set to go ahead as Monaghan and Cavan move to Level 4

The GAA inter-county season has come under renewed pressure due to the government’s new COVID-19 restrictions.

Under ‘level 3’ restrictions, the club championships have been put on hold but the remaining Allianz National league games and the championship are scheduled to take place.

Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal are all moving onto level four coronavirus restrictions from midnight (Oct 15th), with the GAA games getting an exemption under the “Elite” sports banner.

The Division 1 meeting of Monaghan and Kerry in Pairc Gratten Inniskeen will see the return of the action on Saturday at 2pm.

The Kingdom will travel up in individual cars  the evening before for that fixture, having adapted that protocol for training in recent weeks. With the distance of travel over 210km, they can avail of an overnight stay.

The CCCC last night also rejected Fermanagh’s request to postpone their Division 2 National League game with Clare in another sign of ensuring the competition will go ahead.

The Erne County have seen ten players contract COVID-19, while seven others were close contacts.

Cavan return to action on Sunday when they make the trip to Newbridge to face Kildare in Division 2 at 2pm.