Underage inter-county GAA competitions are paused

The GAA have confirmed that the Under age (U20/Minor) inter-county competitions will be paused from midnight in line with Level 5 Covid 19 restrictions.

There had been some confusion surrounding the wording of what games could take place, but having sought clarity from the Department of Sport, the association have this afternoon confirmed that the under age competitions will be paused.

The decision has seen this weekends U20 All Ireland final between Dublin and Galway been postponed.

Of local interest is Monaghan’s defense of the Ulster minor title. Mark Counihans side had accounted for Cavan in the preliminary round last weekend and were due to face Antrim this Saturday in Cargin.

The GAA will be hoping to have the competitions return, should the country move back from Level 5 restrictions in 6 weeks time.

GAA STATEMENT

Following clarification from the Department of Sport around the staging of inter-county fixtures, the GAA can confirm that as of midnight this evening, all minor and U20 inter-county competitions are paused until further notice.

Accordingly, Saturday’s scheduled EirGrid GAA U20 football final meeting of Dublin and Galway will not take place.

This evening’s Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U20 hurling fixtures will proceed.

Additionally, the GAA’s CCCC has been informed that Longford will not be fulfilling their Allianz Football League fixture with Cork this weekend.