Following last night’s Government announcement that the Country will move to Level 3 restrictions tonight, three sporting bodies have issued statements saying that their games will cease with immediate affect and until further notice.
The local junior soccer league committee’s statement read, “The Waterford Junior League have also confirmed this morning that under government level 3 restrictions that all games are cancelled for the next three weeks.
Under guidelines non-contact training may take place in pods of no more than 15.”
The Waterford Schoolboy League said, “The government has just announced the moving of all parts of the country to level 3 to combat COVID-19. In accordance with the requirements of this level we are immediately suspending all our fixtures and this will continue while level 3 is in place, which, at present, is for 3 weeks.
Please note that no friendly games can be played during this break.”
The Waterford Schoolgirls Leagues have also been suspended – “From midnight tonight (Tuesday) we will be subject to Level 3 restrictions.
“All games are suspended including friendly games for a minimum period of three weeks, in line with Level 3 restrictions. Training can continue but is limited to fifteen players on a non contact basis.
“We will communicate directly with our Gaynor squad parents as soon as we receive clarification from WFAI about training and the upcoming semi final.
“We will share any further developments as and when they occur. Yours in sport,
Following the GAA and Ladies Football statements yesterday, Camogie has followed suit today with this statement, “The Camogie Association’s Ard Chomhairle has now endorsed a decision to suspend all Camogie Club games at all levels with immediate effect and until further notice. The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety.
“This directive applies to all ages and 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 in the Government’s National Framework for Living with COVID-19 and relevant guidelines in the Six Counties.
“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.
“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.
“Training may continue as per HSE guidelines. For the sake of the health of our community it is vital that we all adhere fully to the restrictions imposed on us. We will keep you updated as we go along….stay well.”
This means that next weekend’s Munster Intermediate Camogie Final between Waterford’s Gailltír and Thurles Sarsfield on Tipperary will not now go ahead.
Waterford GAA this morning released the following statement about next weekend’s fixtures…”In line with directives from Croke Park this weekends scheduled Senior & Junior B Football Finals have been postponed until further notice. Our health and wellbeing is most important at this time and we remind all to please follow all HSE and public health guidelines. #COVID19“