Cork GAA pleads with clubs and supporters “not to engage in celebrations that breach current guidelines” 2 weeks ago

Cork GAA pleads with clubs and supporters “not to engage in celebrations that breach current guidelines”

“There will be county finals again next year – and we want to make sure Covid-19 does not rob some of the chance to enjoy them.”

Cork GAA has issued a statement pleading with all clubs and supporters in the county “not to engage in celebrations that breach current guidelines”.

The statement comes in the aftermath of crowds of supporters celebrating Blackrock’s victory over Glen Rovers in the Cork senior hurling final on Sunday, an eight-point win after extra-time sealing The Rockies’ first title in 18 years.

Videos of the victorious Blackrock team being welcomed home after the victory were the subject of much attention on social media on Sunday evening, when news of a NPHET recommendation for the entire country to move to Level 5 had also emerged.

A statement released by Cork GAA on Monday read: “Our priority throughout the pandemic has been keeping our GAA community safe.

“Anything that threatens that safety, and the very continuation of the game during Covid-19, needs to be avoided at all costs.

“To that end, we would plead with all clubs and supporters not to engage in celebrations that breach current guidelines.

“There will be county finals again next year – and we want to make sure COVID-19 does not rob some of the chance to enjoy them.”