GAA is to hold a meeting of its competitions authority after receiving confirmation from a club in north Cork that it has suspended all activity after learning one of its players tested positive for Covid-19.

Cork County Board confirmed it had been informed by Glanworth GAA that one of their players had tested positive for Covid-19 and that the club had implemented all the GAA guidelines on dealing with a positive case of the virus.

“The Cork County Board’s Competitions Control Committee will meet in due course, following consultation with Croke Park, to consider the implications, if any, for county competitions,” Cork GAA said in a statement posted on its website on Sunday night.

Glanworth GAA, who are based in the north Cork village located 9km north-west of Fermoy, also confirmed details of the case, which The Irish Times understands was only confirmed on Sunday after the player began to feel unwell on Friday.

“Glanworth has been informed by one of our players that he has tested positive for Covid-19. In accordance with GAA guidelines on dealing with a positive case, the club has suspended all further activity until public health contact tracers carry out full close contact assessment and testing.”

Glanworth was due to play Mitchelstown in the first round of the Intermediate County Football championship in Mallow on Sunday, July 26th while their hurlers, Harbour Rovers, are due to play Ballygiblin in the Avondhu Junior Hurling Championship on the weekend of August 2nd.

Resuming training

News of the positive case in Glanworth GAA comes as three GAA clubs in west Cork are set to resume their preparations for championship matches scheduled to take place later this summer. A number of the club’s players tested negative for Covid-19 following concerns that they may have come in contact with a person who recently tested positive for coronavirus.

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