The President of the GAA, John Horan has called on the Government to ease restrictions on the amount of people allowed to attend matches.
The club season resumes this evening, with games effectively behind closed doors. Only 80 people will be able to attend this evening’s Wexford senior hurling championship match between St Martin’s and Oulart the Ballagh outside of players and other essential attendees.
The GAA President has asked for 500 people to attend local games while also stating that “The change in attendance guidelines has delivered a hammer blow to the organisation,”
Mr Horan continued “We have stadia throughout the country which can cater from anything from 6,000 to 50,000 people and to say that you can only have 120 supporters put in… I think the volunteers in our organisation acted totally responsibly in this pandemic and I don’t think if we allowed them to increase the attendance from 200 to 500 that they would act irresponsibly.”
Next week will see Carlow’s Championship get underway, while Kilkenny’s will start on August bank holiday weekend.