Meath GAA club confirm adult player has tested positive for coronavirus
The club member is one of two adult players who was recently on holiday in Italy.
A GAA club in Meath have confirmed that an adult player has tested positive for Covid-19.
Simonstown Gaels issued a statement on Wednesday morning confirming that the player who tested positive was one of two players who recently returned from a holiday in Italy, the European country most impacted by coronavirus.
As of Tuesday night, there are now 34 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.
Before returning from their trip, the two players were requested by team management undertake a period of two weeks of self-isolation, a request they readily agreed to.
The second player remains in isolation and is currently showing no signs of symptoms of Covid-19. Neither player has visited the club grounds since their return from Italy.
The club have informed the Meath County Board and the HSE of the positive test and are awaiting guidance from the HSE as to how to deal with the situation.
The club asked that the public respect the privacy of the players involved and their families and will provide further details when they become available.
You can read the statement by club chairman Mel O’Rourke in full below.
“Simonstown Gaels GFC wish to inform all concerned that on the 10th March a member of the club tested positive for Covid 19.
“This member is an adult player who recently went on holiday in Italy. We wish the club member a full and speedy recovery. The player was one of two players from the club on the trip abroad. In advance of their return these players were requested by team management to undertake and readily agreed to a period of two-weeks of self-isolation.
“The second player is still in isolation and currently showing no signs of symptoms. Neither player has visited the club since their return.
“The club informed the HSE and the County board of this development and is seeking advice and guidance from the HSE as we believe that our duty of care to our members and community in general is of paramount importance.
“We take this opportunity to ask that everyone respect the privacy of the players in question and their families and also ask that members acquire their information from reliable and verified sources.
“The club will provide details when further details become available.”