Safety and well-being of players the priority

John Keogh: PRO

DR Crokes GAA club has said it is closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and the government’s roadmap relating to the relaxation of restrictions.
PRO John Keogh said the club does not envisage a return to training in small groups in phase two and pitches and playing areas are to remain closed, although the situation will be reviewed in phase three of the roadmap.
The GAA will publish its return to safe activity document when the government signals that the country has moved to the second phase of its plan.
This document will require approval from the government’s own expert group on Return to Sport, which Dr Crokes officials continue to adhere to.

Patrick O’Sullivan: Chairman

Progress has also been made in re-configuring the 2020 GAA Cúl Camps project and subject to the country moving onto the next phase of its recovery, more details will follow.
The Crokes PRO noted that the GAA has stuck rigidly to the government’s plan and dates from the outset of the outbreak and will continue to do so, taking advice from medical experts and the GAA advisory committee.
“We re-affirm our position that no one is keener to return to games and general games-related activity but this will only be considered when it is acceptable to do so to maximise the safety and well-being of our players, members and wider society,” Mr Keogh stated.
During the shutdown of facilities, Dr Crokes volunteers have undertaken a big clean-up of the facilities on Lewis Road, under the stewardship of chairman Patrick O’Sullivan, and social distance was maintained at all times.

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