Ready for action when restrictions are lifted

Kerry GAA will see if competitions can be arranged for the benefit of players, clubs and supporters should any potential lifting of the restrictions allow

KERRY GAA bosses have stressed that the county players are training individually and remain physically and mentally focused to be ready to respond if and when any playing opportunity arises.

They said the proposed fixtures calendar will need to be tailored to suit any possible window of opportunity that may arise during or after the Covid-19 crisis.

County chairman, Tim Murphy, said public health is the number one priority and the government announcement regarding mass gatherings brings a certain level of clarity regarding potential options post August.

The CCC sub-committee, which is responsible for fixtures planning, will meet remotely over the next number of weeks to plan what if any competitions can be arranged for the benefit players, clubs and supporters should any potential lifting of the restrictions allow.

Tim Murphy: Public health is the priority

“The resumption of club activity will be the board’s primary focus and we need to plan effectively now for as many scenarios as possible so that we can act swiftly if and when these restrictions are either lifted or modified,” Murphy said.

“Our clubs have been exemplary, not only in their adherence to the guidelines, but in embracing the rapid community response initiative countywide, helping as always the most vulnerable in our society,” he added.

The county chairman said it is important to acknowledge and compliment the extraordinary demonstration of community volunteering which is unparalleled anywhere in the world.

“We encourage everyone to continue in adhering to the guidelines and we look forward, albeit with limited but nonetheless renewed hope, to potential games taking place in the latter part of the year,” the chairman added.

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