Páirc Uí Chaoimh made available to health services for duration of coronavirus crisis

Páirc Uí Chaoimh made available to health services for duration of coronavirus crisis
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Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been made available to the HSE, who are considering possible uses for the stadium.

The Cork County Board made the health service aware of their offer earlier this week.

CIT has already been contacted by the HSE to investigate the use of their facilities and staff skillset and UCC has also said they would be deploying their research and medical expertise to assist with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The statement by the Cork County Board executives also said that all upcoming matches were to be postponed indefinitely until such time as it was safe to host and play.

“With regard to the safety of our members and of the wider community has decided to postpone the all first-round games in the Premier Senior, Senior A, Premier Intermediate, Intermediate A and Lower Intermediate Championships in both football and hurling, as well as the County stages of the U21 football competitions and the County Junior B and C competitions.

“These first-round club championship games had been scheduled across the four weekends in April and the first two weekends in May, but are now postponed en bloc.

“All other games and activities, including those under the jurisdiction of Rebel Óg, remain suspended as per GAA directive and advice from the HSE / Department of Health.” The board also said that the scheduling and format of the County Championships for 2020 is now subject to review, in consultation with Munster Council, the National Competitions Control Committee and the Clubs.

"Club league regulations and completion dates will also be reviewed once a resumption of activities is confirmed."

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