Celebrations in Blackrock, Cork yesterday following Blackrock GAA Club’s victory over Glen Rovers in the Cork Hurling Final

This lunchtime.

Marty Morrissey told RTÉ’s News At One that all GAA club games at all levels have been suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.

Reading from a statement, Mr Morrissey said:

“The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety. A number of incidents have been brought to our attention in recent days, in particular, post-match celebrations and a lack of social distancing at certain events have proved disappointing and problematic.”

“This directive applies to all ages, all grades across the island. Club, social centres, bars are also to close. Training will continue to be permitted as per the guidelines, outlined for the relevant levels and the Government’s National Framework for Living With Covid-19…”

GAA suspend all club activity with immediate effect (RTÉ)

35 thoughts on “Game Over

  1. Dr.Fart

    two things in this country, the GAA and the Catholic Church .. have always thought themselves to be above everything else. Even in the face of a virus, that hasn’t changed.

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    1. scottser

      and the gardai
      and the politicians
      and the civil service
      and the builders
      and the banks
      and the insurance industry
      and the multinationals
      and the farmers
      and the DOCTORS

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    1. Redundant Proofreaders Society

      I hope we’re not going down the same dodgy road as the Brits with their awful derogatory term ‘BAME’ to describe a large proportion of their citizens.

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  2. Brother Barnabas

    not in the slightest bit surprised- that’s cork for you

    reminds me of the way Papi and Frillz conducted themselves at the last BS session: disgraceful, demeaning and unhygienic

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      1. millie madonna

        Which will never happen again, I assure you.

        I wasn’t even there Papi, and I feel sullied by the carry on

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          1. Brother Barnabas

            couple of things ive been meaning to revisit with you, papi

            1. they were NOT profiteroles
            2. that is NOT a normal greeting in Scandinavia

    1. V AKA Frilly Keane

      Isn’t is gas the amount of County Finals that went to extra time this year

      Just shows how starved of hurling & football the players were

      The Langers will have to wait on the biggest dingdong of the year now
      Nemo v Castlehaven

      But shur’ still loads to look forward to

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  3. broadbag

    The GAA getting on their high horse and ”demanding answers” of NPHET the last time seems a tad ill-judged considering the holy show ‘some’ of the hallowed GAA community have made of themselves, proving they can’t be trusted to keep it safe, which everyone saw coming, see also the photos of little or no social distancing amongst fans in attendance at some matches, it’s too big to control, too many gobpoos out there ruining it for people who tried to keep it safe.

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  4. Vanessanelle

    The Rockies finally with a County Championship and the whole Country is talking about it

    That’s the stuff GAA liginds are made of

    (Rockies 4-26 Glen Rovers 4- 18 btw)

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